San Jose, CA
From The Page (November, 2005):
Join their Majesties, Jade and Eliana, as They celebrate the succession of Their Heirs, Fabian & Eliska, to the Thrones of the West!
Site information: The site is the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, located at (address and phone omitted)). The site opens at 10 am and closes at midnight. There will be a meet and greet on Friday evening at the bar in the Hotel lobby from 7 pm-9 pm. Tickets will be available for sale during this time. The site fee for adults (16 and up), until December 15, is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Children 15 to 6 years will be $10, and imder age 6 are free. The prices at the door will be $5 more. Make checks payable to "SCA, Inc - West Kingdom"
The hotel's SCA room prices are: Standard 2 Queen (or 1 King) Bedroom is $89 per night, double occupancy ($99 for up to 3-4 people). Parking, fees the hotel are waived for attendees of this event. Hotel rooms will be charged applicable taxes. These rates are guaranteed and need to be reserved by the populace by Friday, December 16th. Check in time is 3 pm and Check out is at noon. Reservations can be made by calling (phone numbers omitted). You will need to request the Group Rate for "SCA". Or, you can reserve online at the website (website address omitted) and use the special 3 character code "SCA" to get the discount. Tickets will be for sale at many upcoming events, or you can send a check a check to the Reservation Clerk prior to December 15th. An SASE must be provided if you want the tickets to be mailed back to you, otherwise the tickets will be held at will-call at the gate. The non-member surcharge (NMS) will be collected at the door. The West Kingdom Welcoming Committee will be available to defray the cost of the NMS for those individuals who wish to accept their hospitality.
This year, the Artisans Display at 12th Night, will only be open to those artisans who are not members of the Order of the Laurel. If you are planiung to display your art, please contact the "site coordinator" with your space requirements, to make sure you will have the space you need. The display set up time will be at 4:30 pm , viewing will begin at 5 pm. Pack up will be at 6:30 pm. In the evening, there will be a performance by the Golden Stag Players followed by the Duchesses' Ball with a dessert potluck coordinated by Lord Vyncent atte Wodegate.
Merchant space is available for $30 for each 6-foot table and includes one ticket. Contact the Merchant coordinator to reserve your space: (email address omitted).
Reservation Clerk: Cilean Stirling (contact info omitted).
Autocrat: Euriol of Lothian (contact info omitted).
Site Coordinator: Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor (contact info omitted).
See Photos from the event
See Photos of The Golden Stag Players play "The Betrothed"
See a video of the play "The Betrothed"
Fabian Arnet von Schwetzingen
Quarterly sable and argent, in
bend two eagles displayed, heads
facing sinister, Or.
Eliška z Jihlavy
Argent, an ivy vine palewise
between flaunches vert.
The question of why, in the Awards List, Fabian is listed as having two reigns that day -- one with Eliana, and one with Eliška, came up on SCA-West, here is Her Excellency's description of that:
"Fabian gave me my AoA at a March Crown while reigning with Bryne... then, while reigning with Susan at Pennsic, he gave me another one because "he couldn't believe no one had done this yet!" When the three times a lady jokes started (about 30 seconds later), I swore that I would never accept another AoA except from his hands - which would be a problem, since he started fighting for me shortly after that.
"But Fabian, being who he is, couldn't resist the challenge. So as soon as he was crowned at Twelfth Night, but before Eliana actually released her Crown, they turned to me and gave me my third AoA. I treasure the promissory, not only because it's one of Maestra Donata's amazing woodcuts, but also because I believe it's the only scroll existing that was signed by Fabian and Eliana, King and Queen of the West. " -- Eliška z Jihlavy
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).