Monthly Archives: January 2015

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLIII – Schedule


Saturday, January 30, 2016

9am – 7pm Site Open at The Union

9am – 5pm Merchants Open – Illini ABC (Main Floor)

Photo Booth – Take a blue-screened photo of yourself in your best garb, and edit the background in later. (Time and place TBD.)

Combat events

Armored Combat (Illini ABC)

Sword and Shield authorizations will be run first. Additional authorizations will run simultaneous to the Novice Tourney

Novice – The novice tournament is open to anyone who has never won a tournament nor received a combat award. Please note that novice does not mean new and anyone meeting this criteria is encouraged to enter. This tournament will be fought as a double elimination.

Non Chivalry – Open to members all fighters who are not members of the order of Chivalry. The tourney will be fought as in the Atlantian Speed Tourney style down to two fighters. The final round will be fought best of five with different styles from the in the following order – Two Handed Sword, Mass Weapon and Shield, Two Weapon, Pole Arm, Sword and Shield. Single handed swords are limited to 42″, single handed mass weapons are limited to 30″, and two handed weapons are limited 6′.

Open – This will be the now traditional pool tournament fought on all lists. Pools will be between 8-12 fighters per pool, exact numbers of fighters and pools will depend on the number of entrants . Double kills count as a loss for each fighter. The top fighters from each pool advancing to four new pools of 8. Time allowing, this will then produce two pools from which two finalists will emerge to face each other in a best three of five bouts with different weapons from from the following choices – Sword and Shield, Two Weapon, Pole Arm, Spear, Mass Weapon and Shield, Single One Handed Sword & Two Handed Sword. First choice will go to the fighter with lesser precedence, then the other. If a third round is needed, it will be royal choice but not a repeat.

Mistress Rowan Connor will be running the lists for all tournaments.

Rapier Combat Slamdown Fest and Youth Combat (2nd Floor Ballroom)

9:00 -10:00 Inspections/Authorizations 
10:00 -12:00 A game tournament 
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 
1:00 – 2:00 Novice tournament and Youth tournament
2:00 – 4:00 Slamdownfest!

Warder Nerrisa is mic for novice. Don Warder Adam is mic for Slamdownfest.

Royal University of the Midrealm: Persona Classes

This year’s Royal University of the Midrealm classes (class schedule and class descriptions) are based around 7 civilizations studied among the Society, including (in alphabetical order):

  • English
  • Italian
  • Norse / Viking
  • Russian
  • Others still TBD


Arts and Sciences Displays and Events

See the Schedule and Locations table for the most current information.

  • Artisan’s Row – Room 104
    Artisans will be working on their chosen projects all day. Come and watch new works of art being made!
  • Mock A&S Faire – Illini ABC or South Lounge
    Ever wanted to enter a project in the Arts and Sciences Faire, but weren’t sure how to start? Bring your project and schedule a meeting with volunteer judges who can talk through the process with you.


5:30-7:00 (?) pm Court, Main Hall

Feast at McKinley Church

7 (?) pm – 9:30pm Feast at McKinley Church

 Sunday, January 31, 2015

1 pm – 4 pm: SCA and Makerspace Brewing Basics Workshop at St. John the Divine on Wright Street. Mead, cider, beer, and sake will all be discussed.