Category Archives: 2015

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLII (2015) – Sunday Activities

Sunday Activities for Non-Combatants

On Sunday there is more to do than just combat activities!

Glass lampworking workshops:

Lord Brynniulfr Herleifsson and Lady Rois alann inghean Ui Fhlaighbheartagh are working with Lady Lynette to offer additional glass lampworking workshops in the local Makerspace on Sunday, Jan. 25.

Please pre-register for your preferred times and workshops at VolunteerSpot.
(You can also show up without pre-registering, but since spaces are limited, you may be placed on a waiting list. Pre-registering is the best way to reserve yourself a slot!)

Offerings include:

Open torch time for experienced lampworkers, 10 – 12:
$5 per half hour, available from 10 am to noon in the basement Makerspace. Time slots include 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30.

Beginning lampworking workshop, 1 – 3:$15 for a 2 hour workshop upstairs in the IMC main room.

Intermediate/advanced lampworking workshop, 3-5:
$15 for a 2 hour workshop upstairs in the IMC main room.

Optional glass ornament blowing for an additional fee:
If you’d like a break from lampworking, Lord Brynn can teach you to make blown glass ornaments for an additional fee that will cover the glass bulbs he supplies.

Local area attractions:

Spurlock Museum Tour
Admission free or $3 suggested donation

600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
The Spurlock is open from 12:00 – 4:00.

A Spurlock exhibit of special interest to fiber artisans:
Be Inspired: A Demonstration Day by the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 1 – 3 pm
For the exhibit Inspired by…, members of the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild created original artworks inspired by Museum artifacts. During this event, Guild members will speak with visitors about their works and demonstrate the techniques they used to create them.

Krannert Art Museum
Admission free or $3 suggested donation
500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign

Not to be confused with the performing arts center, this is the art museum on campus. Its collections include many pieces from Medieval Europe, Asia, and the Near East. Medieval objects include stained glass, paintings, ceramics, stonework, and more.
Sunday hours are 2:00 – 5:00.

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLII (2015) – Feast Menu


The theme for this year’s feast is “For the Queen,” featuring favorite dishes of the Midrealm’s past and present Queens.

The Queen’s Feast: A Tribute to the Women who Raise Empires and Children

Feast Steward

Elisabetha Schläfer von Württemberg
e-mail: (Please include SCA in the subject line)


On Table

  • Focaccia Bread
  • Olive Oil
  • Olives
  • Cheese
  • Roasted Garlic

1st Course

  • Tiroler Speckknoedel in Beef Broth
  • Semmelknoedel (Vegetarian option) in Vegetable Broth
  • Mushrooms
  • Cheese Tart
  • Roasted Chicken

2nd Course

  • Buttered Turnips
  • Roast Round of Beef
  • Cheesy Noodles
  • Salad

3rd Course

  • Russian Cream
  • Raspberry Sauce

Feast Drinks

  • Lemonade
  • Honey Mint Water
  • Water

Head Table

  • A Subtlety

Dancing and Dessert Revel

After the feast, the festivities continue! Desserts are welcome.


The feast will be held at McKinley Foundation. The location is marked on the map here.

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLII (2015) – For the Queen

Main Event Page

Once again, in the grand tradition of the Midrealm, the Shire of Wurmwald will be hosting all fighters, artisans, and the general populace at the 42nd annual Festival of Maidens! This year, we are paying homage to those gracious, courageous, and indomitable ladies who have ruled us. Our theme is “For the Queen!”

January 24, 2015 in the Shire of Wurm Wald
(Champaign-Urbana, Illinois)

The site fees:

For: Pre-reg: At the door: Non-member surcharge:
Adults $6
(Family max $18)
(Family max $22)
+$5 per adult non member
Teens 13-18 $5 $5
Children 6-12 $3 $3
UIUC students Free! Free!
Children under 5 Free! Free!
Feast tickets $12 $12

Through Tuesday, pre-registration can be done by sending a check or money order to Kari Little-McKinney at:
Kari Little-McKinney
905 W William St
Champaign, IL 61821

(ACCEPS pre-registration was available but has now closed.)


Day Site: Illini Union,  1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801  Get Directions

Feast / Evening Dancing Site: McKinley Presbyterian Church & Foundation, 809 South 5th Street  Champaign, IL 61820  Get Directions

Please note that the site requests that all outside food be eaten in the basement food court. See the Site Information page for details and restaurant accommodations.

Event Stewards:
The Honorable Lady Roana Aldinoch and Lord Oswyn Swann

Feast Steward:
Lady Elizabetha Schafer von Wurttemburg

Royalty Liaison:
Lady Markéta z Prahy — 217-419-0862

Combat Coordinator:
Sir Ixtilixochitl de los Indios —  217-242-8190

Merchant Coordinator:
Lady Ursul Wilhelm

Crash Space Coordinator:
The Honorable Lady Lynette de Warenne