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The Fortieth Year

June Crown Tournament

June 24-26, 2005 (AS XL)

Gibson Ranch,
Sacramento, CA

From The Page (May, 2005):

Their Majesties, Thorfinn and Geirdis, invite the populace to witness the tournament that will determine Their Heirs.

Merchants: You will be able to enter at 10 am on Friday. There will be a $75 merchant fee that is charged by the Park, the merchant coordinator will collect this fee on Saturday. If you wish to merchant please pre-register with the merchant coordinator, Markus Stonegrinder.

Site Restrictions: *When you approach the Park Gate, please inform them you are with the SCA. At the SCA gate, you will receive a parking pass for your vehicle. You will need this pass to bring your vehicle through the Ranch gate-Lost passes cannot be reissued ($4 will be charged per car)-you are responsible for displaying your pass. All passes will be turned in to the Ranch when you leave on Sunday. Parking is limited, please park carefully * We do not have the use of the entire Ranch. Please limit your camping to the areas marked (area 3C). If you camp outside of our marked area, you will have to move your camp. * If you bring Glass containers into the park please pack them out with you. The Park is very concerned regarding broken glass, (lantern enclosures are allowed) please keep glass items in your camp and pick up any broken glass immediately. * All animals on site must be leashed or contained at all times, and the leash must be attached to someone or something capable of keeping the animal under control. There are many animals, including horses, which are kept on Gibson Ranch. Please do not bother these animals.

Equestrian Activities: There are trails throughout the park, and we have an area for games. No rental horses are available for games. If you are bringing a horse contact the EQ autocrat, Gwendwyn the Silent: (contact info omitted). Gibson Ranch offers guided trail rides for $28/hour. Call (phone omitted) for reservations. Horse owners will need to bring portable stalls. You will be able to come in at 10 am to set your stalls and de-trailer your horses. Camping will be available near the horse area. (Eric space will be first-come-first-served after official gate opening.)

Chatelaines: There will be a chatelaine meeting starting at 4th round.

Site Information: (address omitted), Elverta, CA 95626. The nearest large cross streets are Watt and Elverta. This site is just north of the 1-80. The Site is $10 for members and $13 for non-members. Children 5-15 are $5 and children under 5 are free. There will be a $4 fee per car for parking-you will receive a pass at the SCA gate. The site opens at noon on Friday and closes at 4 pm on Sunday. A Hastings Lock (combination: 1066) will be on the gate after the park closes in conjunction with their locks, please replace the lock exactly as you found it

Autocrat: Danae FitzRoberts (contact info omitted).

See photos of this event
See photos of the feast for Tangwystyl


"Not speaking to the main event, as I didn't spend much time there (although there are lots of really good photos -- see link below), but to a side-event that occurred.

This event was the 25th anniversary of the day that Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn was named a member of the Order of the Laurel. She wasn't actually at the event (that was done sometimes in those days), and it was felt by various friends and apprentices that she deserved a celebration, which she didn't get at the time.

So, over the span of two years of planning, a feast was planned for this event, with an attempt at authenticity for a specific period, and so on. Much thought and work went into it. A couple of months before the event, Tangwystyl was told that we were doing this, and that she could choose who to invite to the feast. I was privileged to be invited along with my wife (Aldith Angharad St. George).

Attempts were made to set up the "feasting hall" in such a way that we could not see non-period pavilions or vehicles, etc. The food was fantastic, the entertainment was entertaining, including some recitals of period stories, some songs, and dancing girls. Very nice. There are photos (see above)." -- Hirsch von Henford

It should be noted, as an historian, that the photos from June Crown by Katherine Goodpasture of the fighting were amazing, but I couldn't use all of them (too many!). If you ask her nicely, maybe she will be willing to share them with you. There are some really great action shots -- I tried to use many of them. -- Hirsch

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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