If you’re interested in teaching a class at the Festival of Maidens, please fill out our teaching interest form before January 1, 2017.
Our class guidelines:
- We’re open to a wide range of classes – make a proposal!
- We’re particularly interested in youth classes and scribal classes for two theme tracks.
- No alcohol or fire, please.
- If your class could be messy, please note that in your submission and we’ll see if we can work out a site-compatible option.
If you’d like to volunteer to help out, sign up at our Signup.com site. Just an hour or two of your time will make everything run more smoothly!
Friday, January 20, 2017
7:00 pm – Illini ABC open for heavy combat lists set-up and merchant set-up
10:00 pm – Illini ABC locked for night
Saturday, January 21, 2017
7:30 am – Merchants set up
8:30 am – Troll opens and authorizations for rapier begin (See Rapier Schedule)
9:00 am – Authorizations for heavy begin (See Heavy Combat Schedule)
9:00 am – A&S activities begin (See A&S Activities Schedule)
1:00 pm – Youth Room open with parental supervision
2:00 pm – Troll closes
3:00 pm – Youth Room closes
3:30 pm – Heavy combat ends
4:30 pm – Rapier ends
4:30 pm – Merchants close
5:00 pm (or at TRMs’ leisure) – Court begins
7:00 pm – Feast begins
8:00 pm – Event day site closes; Illini ABC is locked for the night
10:00 pm – Feast site closes
Sunday, January 22, 2017
8:30 am – Illini ABC opens
9:30 am – A&S Activities begin
10:00 am – Fighter Practice begins
2:00 pm – Fighting ends; begin clean up
3:00 pm – Site closes
The Illini Union offers the following restaurants inside the building, as well as multiple vending machines.
(At the request of the site owners, no outside food may be brought into the Union.)
In the Union:
First floor: Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Vending Room
Basement: Einstein Bagels, Sbarro, Wendy’s, Qdoba
Italian / Pizza:
Mia Za’s 629 E Green St 217/352-2697 11AM – 10PM
Antonio’s 619 E Green St 217/365-9500 10AM – 3AM (might be closed?)
Papa Del’s (legendary!) 206 E Green St 217/359-7700 10:30AM – 1:30AM
Panera Bread 616 E Green St 217/344-2528 7AM – 10PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works 501 E Green St 217/344-5601 11AM – 9PM
Penn Station 605 S. 6th St. 344-9050
(Hon. mention: The Black Dog in Urbana – needs driving, one of the top 5 BBQs in the US!)
Middle Eastern and Indian:
Jerusalem Middle Eastern Cuisine 601 S Wright St 217/398-9022 11AM – 10PM
Zorbas 627 E Green St 217/344-0710 10AM – 3AM
Casablanca 623 E. Green St. 217/328-1600 11 AM – 4 AM
Bombay Indian Grill 403 E Green St 217/344-3380 1130AM – 10PM
Chipotle 528 E Green St 217/344-0466 11AM – 10PM
Maize 60 E. Green St. 217/355-6400 11AM-11PM
Cravings 603 S. Wright St. 217/328-2538
Empire Chinese 410 E Green St 217/328-0832 10:30AM – 11PM
Mandarin Wok: 403 E. Green St. 217/337-1200
Sushi Ichiban 619 S. Wright St. 217/954-0493
Sushi Rock 621 E. Green St. 217/337-4285 12-3, 5-9
Koto Ramen 508 E. Green Street
Sakanaya 403 E. Green Street
A-ri-rang 607 S. Wright St. 355-5569
Spoon House 616 E. Green St.
Flat Top Grill 607 S. Sixth St. 344-3200
Coffee and tea
Dunkin Donuts 607 E. Green 217/384-3375
Espresso Royale Inside the Union or 602 E. Daniel 217/328-1112
Starbucks 501 E Green St 217/344-8613 6AM – 9PM
Cocomero Frozen Yogurt 709 S. Wright St. 217/328-3888
Coldstone Creamery 505 E Green St 217/367-5555 Noon – 11PM
Dunkin Donuts 607 E. Green 217/384-3375
Insomnia Cookies 502 E John St 217/328-0203 6PM – 2:30AM
Of course, don’t forget that we are offering a delicious one-of-a-kind FEAST at McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation!
Directions & Parking
The Union is a beautiful neo-French deco building with plenty of space for everything while easy to navigate and find your way. The building is fully wheelchair-accessible, has lots of hotel rooms available on-site, and is in the heart of campus, so plenty of restaurants to try. It is a dry site. As per Illinois law, this public building is smoke-free, and we ask that all participants step no less than 50 feet from any door if they decide to brave the cold for a smoke.
Please note that the site requests that all outside food be eaten in the basement food court.
Please feel free to contact the Event Steward with any questions you may have.