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Known World Costuming Symposium 2004

Go to event info page The Marche of Alderford proudly presents: Known World Costuming Symposium, September 24-26, 2004

Our featured speaker will be Mistress Drea di Pelligrini.

Site Information

Four Points Sheraton
4375 Metro Circle NW
North Canton, OH 44720
330-494-6494 / 888-565-7654
Fax 330-494-7129
http://www.fourpointscanton.com/

Registration tables will be open Friday night from 5 to 9 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm. The site will be open for merchant setup Saturday after 7 am.

Dinner will be a catered buffet by the hotel, and a box lunch is optionally available on Saturday.

NOTE: Pre-registration closed on September 17. You may still attend the event, but you must register at the gate.

Professional Portrait Photos from KWCS2004

For those who had professional portraits made by Angelina and Scott Oberlin at Known World Costuming Symposium 2004, the thumbnail galleries are now available online.

These are the portraits made in the outdoor courtyard of the hotel. If you requested a portrait, you can now go to the Ofoto site linked from this article (see below) and view your portrait thumbnails. In order to purchase prints, you will need to create an Ofoto account and then select the print(s) you wish to order.

NOTE: This link is provided for information purposes only. Neither the Society for Creative Anachronism nor the Marche of Alderford recommend or endorse this or any other commercial offering.

If you are looking for the portraits taken during the fashion show, please be patient. The film was just received back from the lab on October 4, and it will take some time to get these digitally retouched and printed for those who posed and for the Alderford web site. When they're done an announcement will be posted to the Alderford home page.

The photos, taken by Angelina and Scott Oberlin, are at:

http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?c=81skini.v7y41ou&x=0&y=71sbjs

Registration

Due to the expected large attendance for this event, we strongly recommend that you pre-register if at all possible.

Gatekeeper Contact Information

The Gatekeeper (Troll) for this event is:

Lord Hugh the Silent (mka Hugh Storms)
1334 College St NE
North Canton OH (USA) 44720


Phone: 330-494-5004 (no calls after 10:00 p.m. Eastern, please)
Email: kwcs-troll@4th.com

PRE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You may still attend the event, but you will need to register at the gate.

Site and Feast Fees

Pre-RegisteredSite fee$12.00
Site fee (minor under 18)$11.00
Feast (age 11 and up)$25.00
Feast (age 10 and under)$12.50
Box Lunch (Saturday only)$10.00
At the DoorSite Fee$15.00
Site fee (minor under 18)$14.00
Feast (age 11 and up)Must pre-register
Feast (age 10 and under)Must pre-register
Box Lunch (Saturday only)Must pre-register

Site fees do not include $3.00 non-member surcharge. Non-member surcharge does not apply to minors (persons under 18 years of age). Feast fee includes tax and gratuity.

Reservations (including checks sent to Troll) must be received by September 17, 2004, due to hotel policy. The only reservation is a paid reservation.

Make checks payable to "SCA Inc. — Marche of Alderford".

Hotels

Hotel rooms at the Four Points Sheraton are $69.00/night double occupancy. Each room has an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and coffee pot.

Hotel Information

Hotel rooms at the Four Points Sheraton are $69.00/night double occupancy. Each room has an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and coffee pot.

In order to receive the hotel rate you must call the hotel directly to reserve your room, rather than using the Internet. The reservation code is "SCA".

The hotel contact information is:

Four Points Sheraton
4375 Metro Circle NW
North Canton OH (USA) 44720

Phone: +1 330-494-6494
Toll-free: 888-565-7654 (US only)
Fax: +1 330-494-7129
Web: http://www.fourpointscanton.com/
Email:

Featured Speaker: Mistress Drea di Pelligrini

Mistress Drea di Pelligrini, mka Drea Leed, has studied historic costume for a number of years, specializing in 16th century costume and textile history.

She has presented papers at the International Congress of Medieval Studies and elsewhere on such topics as Flemish dress, Masque dress, and dyestuffs of the 15th and 16th centuries, and has lectured for several re-enactment groups and renaissance faires on the topic of 16th century costume.

Drea's publications include her Compleat Anachronist "Elizabethan Underpinnings" and her book The Well-Dress'd Peasant, as well as articles in Renaissance Magazine and Tournaments Illuminated. She has an upcoming publication in Medieval Dress and Textiles on fabric cleaning in the Renaissance, and she will be speaking at the upcoming Medieval Congress in Leeds on tailor's bills in 16th century England.

Drea's current areas of research include Renaissance dyeing technology, the 16th century tailoring industry, and an ongoing transcription and catalog of Queen Elizabeth's wardrobe accounts.

Drea currently lives in Springfield, OH with her husband and cat, where she works as a programmer to support her research and fabric habits.

Activities and Features

In addition to the classes, the Known World Costume Symposium will feature a number of other activities of interest.

Fashion Show

Saturday evening there will be a fashion show that will be videotaped and copies will be available for purchase $10 on CD or on video. These copies will be mailed after the event.

Portrait Photography

Photographer Angelina Oberlin will be on site taking photos against medieval backgrounds for an additional charge.

Symposium Proceedings

Proceedings will be available for $15 print or $10 on CD. To receive the proceedings on site you must pre-register. If they are purchased at the gate they will be mailed 2 weeks after the event.

Field Trip

There will be a field trip for those interested to the Kent State Fashion Museum on Sunday for a charge of $10 per person. Interested parties will be bused to Kent. Pre-registration is required as space will be limited.

Other Event Facilities

A free Internet lounge will be available Saturday for all guests. Also, for the convenience of our Royal visitors, there will be a royalty room available.

Classes

Classes will be scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday (7 to 8 tracks) and from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday (4 tracks).All classes must be approved through the Class Coordintor, Master Mordak , and approved teachers will receive a discount on site cost.

Class listings and scheduling are subject to changes and additions. (Updated 2004-09-22)

Novice-Track Classes
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Beginner's Sprang: Not Just for Vikings!
Bantiarna Medb ingen Dungaile

Sprang is a fabric making process that has been in use since at least 1500-1100 BCE. This hands-on class will cover the basic steps to start and complete a small piece of sprang. (Class limit 10, auditing is welcomed.)

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
1 hr
An Introduction to Silk and Your Persona
Lord Vladyslav de Jaffa, APF, Esq.
Saturday
11:15 a.m.
1 hr
Commercial Pattern Alteration
Lady Elisee du Lyonnais, CT (Calontir), APF (Midrealm)

An introduction to the "Pivot and Slide" method of pattern fitting for those gentles not a perfect size 6. This knowledge applies to both historic and mundane commercial patterns.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
1 hr
Sewing Machine TLC
Lady Elisee du Lyonnais, CT (Calontir), APF (Midrealm)

An introduction to basic sewing machine maintenance and repair; sewing Machine TLC refers to not only tender loving care for your machine, but Tension, Lubrication and Cleaning.

Sunday
9:30 a.m.
2 hrs
Garment Finishing: How to Know When It's Done
Juliana Peri da Novellara, OL

This is a class on scheduling projects as well as how to recognize finishing techniques.

Sunday
12:00 p.m.
2 hrs
A Medieval Myth Buster Meeting
Juliana Peri da Novellara, OL

What do we know, and what don't we know, about the periods of history that we are recreating? This is a discussion on how we are researching our clothing, or "What do you mean, 'period mind set'?"

Sunday
2:00 p.m.
1 hr
How to Buy a Sewing Machine
Mistress LLyrydwyl Merewenna

She has had experience selling new machines and collecting old machines, as well as using both, and exploiting the many stitches available these days. She plans to include sergers, commercial machines, and embroidery machines in her lecture as well.

Expert-Track Classes
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
1 hr
Not So Commonplace: The Printed Book as Inspiration for Needlework
THL Johnnae llyn Lewis

Identification and location of copies of period texts, interpretation of decorative references in text and incorporation of those images into modern recreations, utilizing EEBO.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Regional Differences in German Late Period Female Clothing
Dame Elisabeth Johhanna von der Flosenburg, OL

Regional differences in female clothing as reflected in portraiture by Durer, Holbien and Cranach focusing on areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Advanced Sewing Techniques: How To Make It Look Like That
Lady Hrosvitha von Celle

An examination of period portraits, with discussion and hands on sewing to achieve desired results utilizing modern tools along side period techniques.

Saturday
11:15 a.m.
2 hrs
Finishing Your 14th Century Look: Embellishments and Accessories for Mid-1300s Clothing
Baroness Artemesia Grimaldi

The presentation will cover various ways to add the finishing touches to mid-14th Century clothing. Clothing construction will not be discussed.

Saturday
11:15 a.m.
1 hr
Presenting Costume Research: Articles and Conferences
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, OL

Tips and advice on writing costume specific articles for publication and/or presentation in various venues, including the SCA from the local to Society level, and in professional, academic and historical conferences, such as the International Conference on Medieval Studies, in different media, including websites, magazines and journals. Handouts available.

Saturday
1:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Elizabethan Corseting II: The Workshop
Dame Drea di Pelligrini, OL

Drafting a custom corset pattern, adjunct class to Elizabethan Corseting lecture. 15 person class size limit, $3 for materials.

Sunday
10:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Elizabethan Corseting II: The Workshop
Dame Drea di Pelligrini, OL

(Repeated — See Saturday 1:45 p.m.)

Western European Costuming
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
1 hr
Toward a Unified Theory of Hats: 15th century Vertical Headdresses
Lady Lyonnete Vibert

A survey of the development and styles of northern European headdresses from the late 14th century to the 15th century, with discussion about construction, techniques and historical recreations of vertical late gothic styles.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Tudor Fashions From the Reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Dame Tangwystl, OL

Ladies fashions, including discussion of appropriate period fabric patterns and colors for men and women, with an emphasis on clothing patterns and cautionary construction tips. Slides, recreated garments and overheads will be used.

Saturday
10:15 a.m.
1 hr
Not Just A T-Tunic — Early Period
Maegstre Audrey Aedelicia

For the early period persona, you may think you have a simple choice of garb, the T-tunic, but there is much more. This class explores the various other options available to early period Western European personas.

Saturday
10:15 a.m.
2 hrs
Elizabethan Corseting I
Dame Drea di Pelligrini, OL

History of the 16th century corset, including construction, materials and a step by step demonstration of basic corset construction.

Saturday
12:30 p.m.
2 hrs
How To Make A German A La Cranach Gown
Dame Elisabeth Johhanna von der Flosenburg, OL

Survey of Cranach portraiture as it pertains to creating a period German renaissance gown, with analysis and construction techniques utilized in period.

Saturday
12:30 p.m.
2 hrs
Burgundian Costume: A Survey of Northern European Courtly Dress in the Latter 15th Century
Lady Lyonnete Vibert

Construction techniques and theories, with an extensive handout. Discussion about period fabrics, colors, garment styles and regional dress, both men's and women's garments.

Saturday
1:30 p.m.
1 hr
Costumes of al-Andulus: the Umayyad Caliphate
Lady Violante de Sant Sebastian

Literary and pictorial sources from 929 to 1031 AD, with a special emphasis on how the influences from Christian Spain and the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad helped shape the costume of this period in Spain.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Florentine Bodice Construction
THL Alaina Blackram

Survey and construction techniques needed to accurately recreate a bodice typical of Renaissance Florence.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
2 hrs
16th Century Irish and Scottish Costuming
Kass McGann

Based upon extant garments at the National Museum of Ireland (Dublin) and the Ulster Museum (Belfast), this Tudor period discussion features replicas of many famous outfits and accessories on display for examination, including the Shinerone gown, men's and womens leintes, the Kilcommon and the Dungiven outfits. $1 for handouts.

Sunday
12:45 p.m.
1 hr
Albrecht Durer's Lady: Reconstructing 1495 Venetian Women's Dress
Asa Gormsdottir

Research and comments on pattern drafting, fabric choice and accessories for Durer's Venetian lady. Pure silk handsewn dresses and handmade cork and velvet chopines will be on display.

Specialty Costuming
Saturday
11:30 a.m.
1 hr
Children's Costuming: A Practical Guide for the Harried Parent
Dame Odette d'Amboise, OL

An overview of child-appropriate clothing for the harried parent with little extra time but a desire to clothe their child or children in practical, rugged medieval clothing.

Saturday
4:00 p.m.
1 hr
Clothing the Handicapped
Co-moderators: Baroness Margarite Isabeau du Battlehelm and THL Johnnae llyn Lewis

A roundtable discussion on the challenges and workable solutions to medieval costuming for the aging segment of SCA membership.

Eastern Costuming
Saturday
11:15 a.m.
2 hrs
16th Century Polish Costuming
Kass McGann

An overview of Polish and related Slavic clothing from the 16th and early 17th Centuries, based upon period art and extant examples. Items to be discussed include coats, gowns, cloaks, hats and a myriad of accessories. $1 for handouts.

Saturday
1:30 p.m.
1 hr
Survey of Chinese and Central Asian Clothing
Mistress Gwyneth Banfhidhleir, OL

This class discusses sources of Chinese and Central asian clothing through the 9th through the 14th century (T'ang-Yuan dynasties). Books from several museum exhibitions will be available, as well as patterns.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Shibori: Japanese Resist Dying
Lady Hrosvitha von Celle

An overview of Shibori techniques with examples. Students will have the opportunity to try the techniques discussed on a silk scarf to take home. Class limit 20.

Sunday
10:00 a.m.
1 hr
Basic Persian Costuming
Lady Zillah bint Uways al Qahir

The basics of Persian costuming for men and women with an emphasis on late period styles and sources.

Sunday
2:00 p.m.
1 hr
Beginning Chinese Garb for Women
Lady Zillah bint Uways al Qahir

Teaches the basics of Chinese garb for women.

Accessories Track
Saturday
10:15 a.m.
1.5 hrs
An Overview of a Pomander (not the fruit & clove version)
Lady Harley

With a main focus on the making of a pomander using the combination of recipes from 1606, 1611, & 1649. We will be creating a pomander which will be divided. Class limit of 10 for handouts $4 (5 or more of which may take home small pomander for an extra $2). The more the merrier.

Saturday
12:00 p.m.
2 hrs
Period Netting: The Construction of an Historically Accurate Hairnet
THL Emmelyne de Marksbury

Construction techniques, period materials and designs will be discussed utilizing photos of extant medieval artifacts in conjunction with recreated examples.

Saturday
12:30 p.m.
1 hr
Jewelry Interpretation in the 15th and 16th Centuries
Baroness Rosamund Beauvisage, OL, OP

An informative discussion about the role of jewelry in determining wealth, class status and personal beliefs of the wearer in medieval and renaissance life.

Saturday
12:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Introduction to Elizabethan Bobbin Lace
Lady Katerine vander Brugghe

Learn basic techniques of plaits and joins which are the basis of Elizabethan bobbin lace, with discussion of period resources and uses. Class limit: 8. $5.00 material fee, includes in class equipment use.

Saturday
2:15 p.m.
2 hrs
Making Hinged Wooden Pattens
Baron Conal O'hAirt

This class will look quickly at the three types of pattens worn during the 12th to 15th centuries in Europe. Then we will turn our attention to hinged wooden pattens If you bring a pair of turn shoes (or similar types of shoes) you can leave the class with a pattern to make your own pattens with a few simple-to-use tools. We will walk though the process of making a pair of pattens, doing some of the work on-site where possible. 10 person limit (auditing class is possible) no class fee.

Saturday
3:00 p.m.
2 hrs
Silk Is Your Friend: Introductory Finger Loop Braiding and Double Faced Tablet Weaving
Meagstre Branwen Scholastica, branwenscholastica@yahoo.com

Finger loop braiding to make the most common two-color pattern. Tablet weaving to warp an easy fourteenth century pattern. Class participation mandatory. Class limit: 12. No fee; handout and silk provided. Tablet weavers need to bring a loom and 23 or 29 tablets.

Saturday
4:00 p.m.
1 hr
Popular Hats of 16th Century Noblewomen in England
THL Sarafina Sinclair

This course explores the evolution of 16th century hat styles for English noblewomen in the Tudor Period. No construction techniques will be described. $4 for color handout.

Sunday
11:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Beginning Blackwork
Mistress LLyrydwyl Merewenna

Using a hands-on approach with patterns in color that make will help make learning easier. (fees for materials)

Sunday
11:30 a.m.
1 hr
Northern Italian Renaissance Female Headdresses and Hairstyles Between 1460 and 1510
Lady Lucrezia del Belcoure

This class examines portraiture and sculpture from the late quattrocentro of appropriate hairstyles and headdresses to complement Italian Renaissance dress styles.

Sunday
1:00 p.m.
1 hr
Beginning Knitting in the Round
Mistress Rose Otter

The period way to knit utilizing double pointed needles to make items such as hats, gloves and socks. Class limit 5.

Sunday
2:00 p.m.
1 hr
Fillets, Wimples, Barbettes, and Veils — 13th and 14th century women's headwear
Mistress Arwenna of Kelsey, OP

This course includes a look at some of the variations of headcoverings worn with cotehardies and surcoats with a focus on fabric fillets. Two methods of stiffening fabric fillets will be shown (without resorting to plastic!). Types of materials, both period and modern equivalents, will be discussed, and patterns will be available to copy.

(Time TBD)
1 hr
Late 15th Century Venitian Cork Chopines
Asa Gormsdottir

"Chopine" or chapiney is a European term for a range of heeled shoes variously called zoccoli, pianelli and calcagnetti. This class teaches about the chopines and how they were made.

Directions and Travel Info

North Canton, Ohio, is conveniently accessible by highway or by air.

Driving Directions

Take your best route to Interstate 77 ("I-77") in Ohio, and head for North Canton (located in Stark County).

From the North

Take I-77 South to Exit 111 (Canal Fulton/Portage Road). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the exit. Go to the far left lane and continue into the far left turning lane at the first light. This will put you on Strip Avenue. Turn left and continue through five traffic lights. Just after the fifth light (Dressler Road) there is a small street to the left called Metro Circle. Turn to the left here, and the hotel is on the left. (There is a large WCCV sign with a smaller Four Points Sheraton sign at the road.)

From the South

Take I-77 North to exit 109A (Belden Village). The exit will turn into Belden Village Street. Go straight through two traffic lights and turn right at the third light (Dressler Road). Go through three lights. After the third light there is a small street to the right called Metro Circle. Turn right here, and the hotel is on the left. (At this street there is a large WCCV sign with a small Four Points Sheraton sign.)

Airline Travel

The nearest airport is the Akron-Canton Regional Airport (code CAK, 10 minutes from event site). Although it is not large, it sometimes can be cheaper to fly into than the larger (but more distant) Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (code CLE, 60 minutes from event site). The best advice is to check fares to both CAK and CLE.

A shuttle is available between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Regional Airport. The shuttle costs US$18 per person, each direction. There is a free shuttle from the Akron-Canton Airport to the hotel. Please check with the hotel about arrangements to use it.

Feast Ingredients

For the benefit of those with specific dietary requirements, here are the ingredients for the catered feast at KWCS 2004.

Dinner Ingredients

Salad bar
Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Black Olives, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cheddar Cheese, Radishes, Ranch Dressing (Buttermilk, Salt, Spices, MSG, Garlic, Onion, Carrageenan, Calcium Stearate, Soybean Oil), Italian Dressing (Vegetable Oil, Vinegar, Water, Salt, Sugar, Garlic, Onions, MSG, Red Bell Peppers, Gaur Gum, Xanthan Gum)

Fruit Tray
Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Grapes, Star fruit, Watermelon, Lettuce Leaf Crowns

Pasta Salad
Penne Pasta (Flour, Egg Yolks, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Bell Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, Sale, Pepper Cheese, Mushrooms, Olives, Artichoke Hearts

Vegetable Tray
Carrots, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Squash, Ranch Dressing

Prime Rib of Beef
Beef, Black Pepper, Pepper Supreme, Water, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Corn and Wheat Protein, Corn syrup Solids, Thiamine, Hydrochloride, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean, Cottonseed Oil, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Onion Powder, Caramel Color, Soybean Oil, Garlic Powder, Beef Extract

Roast Turkey Breast
Turkey, Turkey Broth, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphate

Ham and Broccoli Roll-ups
Ham, Broccoli, Salt, Pepper

Southern Fried Chicken
Chicken, Flour, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Pepper

Rice Pilaf
Rice, Celery, Carrots, Onions, Parsley, White Pepper, Garlic, Chicken Stock (Salt, MSG, Sugar, Chicken, Dehydrated Onions, Tumeric, Citric Acid, Xanthum Gum, Natural Flavorings, Carmel Color)

Green Beans Almandine
Green Beans, Almonds, Salt, Pepper, Hydrogenated Soy Bean Oil, Lecithin, TBHQ, Citric Acid

Glazed Baby Carrots
Baby Carrots, Maple Syrup, Butter, Brown Sugar

Feast and Box Lunch

Saturday night's feast will be a catered buffet provided by the Sheraton hotel. The menu includes:
Salad bar
Fruit Tray
Pasta Salad
Vegetable Tray
Prime Rib of Beef
Roast Turkey Breast
Vegetable Lasagna
Ham and Broccoli Roll-ups with Cheese Sauce
Southern Fried Chicken
Au gratin Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Green Beans Almondine
Glazed Baby Carrots

Desserts will consist of assorted petits-fours, cakes, pies, mousses, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Ingredients for the above are listed on a separate page.

In addition to the Saturday night feast, a box lunch provided by the hotel is available on Saturday for an additional fee. The box lunch consists of a sandwich (choose one, from two offerings), probably ham or turkey), chips or pretzels, fruit or vegetable (choose one, from at least two available items) and a soda.

For those wishing to dine off-site, there are a large number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Merchants

Merchants must reserve table space in advance. Tables are US$20 each, and each table is 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length. Merchants may forego the table and provide their own display furniture (such as a garb rack) so long as it fits into the allotted space where the table would have been.

Registering for Merchant Space

Merchants wishing to register should first pre-register for the event. Then contact our Merchant Coordinator, THL Katarina Peregrine, at kwcs-merchants@4th.com, for further instructions.

NOTE: As of August 23, standard merchant booths are all sold out. There are still showroom spaces available, but no more booth spaces.

Merchants Attending

This is the list of merchants who have confirmed booth reservations. Contracts and registration are currently being negotiated for numerous others, and these will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

Continental Trims
Trim and other sewing notions
The LaceMaker
Lace and related items
White Wolf and Phoenix
Garb accessories
Rose Otter Knits
Handknit caps, stockings, etc.
Sapphire and Sage
Jewelry
Ursula's Attic
Textile books and research items
Jewels by von Roessler
Jewelry
Lance Ozko
European glass and semi-precious beads
Hats by Mistress Arwenna
Hats
Spanish Peacock
Garb and accessories
Pillaged Village
Garb, accessories, and miscellaneous

Nearby Attractions and Restaurants

For your convenience, here is a list of nearby stores and attractions.

Attractions Within One Hour

War Gaming and RPGs

Bringing along family members who aren't interested in costuming? No problem! By special arrangement, Ahzzz Arena, a local gaming store, will have available armies and rules for the 100 Kingdoms and Warband tabletop wargames. Ahzzz Arena will also conduct gaming demos throughout the day. The store is located just minutes from the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Look for their ad in the KWCS event program.

Nearby Restaurants

BELDEN COURT CAFE4150 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-323-3246
BELDEN VILLAGE BAR & GRILL4520 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-494-2770
BENNIGAN'S GRILL & TAVERN4926 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-4556
BOB EVANS FARMS RESTAURANT5375 DRESSLER RD NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-6390
BOMBAY SITAR RESTAURANT4633 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-0671
BUFFET DYNASTY4422 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-3888
BURGER KING4371 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-3864
CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL6560 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-2426
CHAO PRAYA CHINESE EATERY4230 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-305-1567
CHEESE-N-CRACKERS DELI1430 W MAPLE ST
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-9344
CHI-CHI'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT5075 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-8814
CHILI'S GRILL & BAR4133 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-499-0071
CHUCK E CHEESE PIZZA6370 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-7140
CITE GRILLE & ROTISSERIE6041 WHIPPLE AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-6758
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STR6940 SUNSET STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-1144
DAMON'S THE PLACE FOR RIBS4220 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-2413
DARRAH'S FAMILY RESTAURANT6113 WHIPPLE AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1642
DENNY'S3960 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44709
330-499-7302
DON PABLO'S MEXICAN KITCHEN6476 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-3077
EAST OF CHICAGO PIZZA CO6587 WHIPPLE AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-5880
EAT'N PARK RESTAURANTS4224 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-498-9925
FOX & HOUND4770 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-497-2593
FRIENDLY'S4490 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-499-0812
FUDDRUCKERS4691 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-4450
FUJI4631 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-305-9600
GLASS TOWER CAFE4466 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-9537
HARVEST RESTAURANT4335 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-6000
HOME TOWN BUFFET4758 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-966-8995
IHOP4764 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-9805
JOE'S CRAB SHACK6338 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-5966
LOLLI'S RESTAURANT4801 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-6846
LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE & SALOON4801 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-9777
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE6626 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-1984
MANCHU CAFE5528 DRESSLER RD NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-5889
MARK PI'S CHINA GATE4695 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-5905
MAX & ERMA'S4320 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-494-9597
MC DONALD'S4248 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-499-5656
MC DONALD'S4572 MEGA ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-9667
MULLIGAN'S PUB4118 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-8239
OLD COUNTRY BUFFET4758 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-5273
OLIVE GARDEN4810 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-5313
OSCAR'S CAFE5686 DRESSLER RD NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-498-9992
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE4303 WHIPPLE AVE NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-9515
PALOMBO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT4100 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1815
PANCHO'S SOUTHWESTERN GRILL6081 DRESSLER RD NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-0744
PANERA BREAD4370 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-1895
PANERA BREAD6543 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-433-1922
PANINI'S BAR & GRILLE5252 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-266-1000
PAPA BEARS PIZZA OVEN ITALIAN4990 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-0090
PENN STATION4364 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-491-9800
PERKINS FAMILY RESTAURANT4896 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-497-2959
PIZZA HUT4821 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-0090
PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE4272 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-491-9746
QUIZNOS SUB4280 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-3626
QUIZNOS SUB6702 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-6063
RED LOBSTER RESTAURANT4600 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-0458
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS6522 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-1080
RICKY LY'S CHINESE GOURMET4695 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-5905
ROCKNES PUB N CANTON5000 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-244-4212
SAKKIO JAPAN4264 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-497-1889
SAMANTHA'S RESTAURANT4954 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-9700
SBARRO4240 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-494-9174
STEAK N SHAKE4666 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-0424
SUBWAY SANDWICHES & SALADS4272 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-494-4023
SUBWAY SANDWICHES & SALADS4304 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-6211
SYLVESTER'S NORTH END GRILLE4305 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1533
TACO BELL4260 BELDEN VILLAGE MALL
CANTON, OH 44718
330-494-3305
TACO BELL4855 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-498-8433
TGI FRIDAY'S4635 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-493-8443
TLAQUEBAQUE RESTAURANT4460 DRESSLER RD NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-649-9109
TOKYO SUSHI3897 EVERHARD RD NW
CANTON, OH 44709
330-244-8899
WENDY'S4606 BELDEN VILLAGE ST NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-492-3722
WENDY'S4773 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-0636
WINKING LIZARD5710 FULTON DR NW
CANTON, OH 44718
330-497-1133

Area Shopping

  • Westfield Shopping Town Belden Village (mall)
  • JoAnn Fabrics Etc.
  • Michael's Crafts
  • Pat Catan's (craft supplies)
  • Pier One

Other Local Businesses

A more complete directory of local businesses is available from the North Canton Chamber of Commerce web site.

Internet Lounge

For the convenience of those who need to keep in touch with modern-world responsibilities (work or family), or who wish to look up Internet resources suggested by class instructors, we are pleased to offer a FREE Internet lounge during the Costume Symposium. We will have Ethernet connections where you can hook up your laptop computer, plus a limited number of workstations for general web access.

The Internet lounge will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time on Saturday only.

For technical details about the Internet connectivity, contact Justin (justin@4th.com).

Staff Listing

This is a partial staff listing. For staff members not listed here, contact the Autocrats.

Co-Autocrat
THL Francesca de Onorati (Norma Storms), kwcs-autocrats@4th.com
Co-Autocrat
Lady Genovefa da Terranova (Holly Taylor), kwcs-autocrats@4th.com
Gatekeeper
Lord Hugh the Silent (Hugh Storms), kwcs-troll@4th.com
Class Coordinator
Master Mordak Timofei'evich Rostovskogo (Tim Nalley), mordakus@yahoo.com
Merchant Coordinator
THL Katarina Peregrine (Karen Johnson), kwcs-merchants@4th.com

Note: The special email alias kwcs-autocrats@4th.com reaches both Autocrats.


Staff Biographies

THL Francesca de Onorati (Norma Jean Storms)

CE, APF, CW, AoA (Co-Autocrat and Exchequer)

Norma has always had an interest in things Medieval and was very happy to discover the SCA in 1993 at the Leonardo Da Vinci event in the March of the Debatable Lands. Norma was so excited about the SCA that she helped set up the chairs for the first meeting of the Marche of Alderford in the Oaken Region of the Midrealm in 1994.

Francesca was Alderford's first Herald and then remained Deputy Herald for several more years. She has been a Deputy Seneschal under 4 different Seneschals from 1996 to the present. She has also been Alderford's MOAS for the past 3 years. Francesca has been the Head Cook for six out of the seven annual Masques of Courtly Love (1996-2002). This year Francesca was the Steward for Masque of Courtly Love VII. Francesca has also been the Head Cook at the second (1997) and third (2000) coronations of Sir Edmund of Hertford, and his Lady Kateryn Bronwyn. She has helped out in many other feast kitchens through out her SCA history. Francesca is also the steward for the Local Cook's Guild which is comprised of the four groups the Barony of Brendoken (1999-2004).

Francesca has taught at local events and at the Cook's Guild for a number of years. In March 2003 she was made a Companion of the Order of the Evergreen for her work in Cooking, costuming and research.

Norma has been a librarian for 24 years and has worked in a variety of school and public libraries first in New York State and then in Ohio. She has been responsible for libraries and AV departments in several high schools and has also been a Cataloger in a public library for 8 years. Currently she is a Reference Librarian and in charge of collection development for the Reference Department at the Stark County District Library in Canton, OH.

Lady Genovefa da Terranova (Holly M. Taylor)

AoA, APF (Co-Autocrat)

Genovefa joined Alderford only 3 months after its first meeting, in December 1994, and has been very active since that time. She was the group's Chatelaine and demo coordinator for 2 years and served as a deputy seneschal for one year. She then took the post of group's Chancellor of the Exchequer. She has held the office of Exchequer for Alderford for 3 1/2 years and has also held the office of Exchequer for the proposed Barony of Brendoken for 3 1/2 years. The records she keeps include not only those of Brendoken and Alderford, but also the funds for Rivenvale, as Alderford is currently their sponsor.

Genovefa is not new to event organization or stewardship. She was Co-Autocrat for Masque of Courtly Love II, Masque of Courtly Love III, Winding Down From War, and Rangvaldr and Arabella's Tournament of Chivalry. She has worked at nearly every event Alderford has been involved with in one capacity or another. She served as Autocrat-Assistant at Septemberfest and has frequently ran and worked at troll and various other positions as needed at events. Genovefa has also been coordinator of the Pegasus Farms Demo.

Genovefa is a member of the Brendoken Sewing Club, The Alderford Performer's Guild, and the local Cook's Guild.

Holly is a children's librarian at the Stark County District Library (SCDL) and has worked there for 4 years. She is the editor of the SCDL branch of local SEIU 1199's bimonthly newsletter and is an active member of the Health Benefits Committee for SCDL. She also does volunteer book-keeping for a local daycare, Pleasant Day Child Care Center. She is a very organized and efficient individual.

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey (Marti Livingstone)

ODH, OPF, AoA (Videographer)

Having taught elementary school for thirty years, Marti Livingstone, has a lot of experience in organizing chaos. She was the technology coordinator at her school and in that position created, filmed and edited many documentaries of school functions, retirement gifts, and informational short subjects. Once the digital camera was in her hands, no one was safe from her. THL Catriona has been in the SCA since the mid 1980's. She has served as a local, baronial and regional seneschal. She is the currently the chronicler for the Marche of Alderford in Canton, Ohio.

Lord Hugh the Silent (Hugh Storms)

AOA, APFx2 (Gatekeeper/Registrations)

Hugh the Silent has been a member of the SCA since 1993 and help found the Marche of Alderford in the Middle Kingdom in 1994. He has been Alderford's Exchequer (4 years), and it's Seneschal (3 years). Hugh has been the Gate Keeper/Troll for Alderford for 4 out of its 7 yearly event, the Masque of Courtly Love. He was Head Gate Keeper for the second (1997) and third (2000) Coronations of Sir Edmund of Hertford and his Lady, Kateryn Brownwen, and also for the 1999 Tournament of Chivalry for Sir Rangvaldr Jonsson and his Lady, Arabella Silvermane. Hugh was also Head Gate Keeper in 2003 for Northern Oaken Regional A&S Faire.

Hugh Storms is the Chief Design Engineer for E.T.S. Schaefer in Macedonia, OH, where he spends most of his days designing furnace linings for high temperature industries.

THL Katarina Peregrine (Karen Johnson)

ODH, OE, OW, APF (Merchant Liaison)

An SCA member since 1989, Katarina is a member of the Marche of Gwyntarian in the Akron/Kent araa.

Professional advertising/PR copywriter since 1989. MA, Business and Organizational Communications (University of Akron, 1991), with a concentration on event planning/production for small businesses and non-profits.

Currently teaching Public Relations Writing at the University of Akron, and as a consulting copywriter for The Creative Group, part of the Robert Half Consulting agencies.

In the SCA, holder of AoA, APF, ODH, OW, OE, all Middle Kingdom service or arts awards. Former seneschal, Marche of Gwyntarian. Former baronial chronicler, Barony of the Cleftlands. Co-autocrat for coronations for Edmund and Kateryn II and III. Solo autocrat, Oaken A&S, 1995.

Current responsibilities in the local and regional SCA include: Ohio Mart Public demonstration coordinator and group contact for Marche of Gwyntarian and the forming Barony of Brendoken.

Herald for the Barony of Brendoken. Contributor, national SCA FAQ. Division 4 coordinator, A&S revision, 2003.

Masque of Courtly Love VIII: Venetian Intrigue

Venetian Intrigue at the Masque!

Proudly Presented by

Marche of Alderford Device The Marche of Alderford Marche of Alderford Device

February 19, 2005
Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton
349 Lindy Lane NW
North Canton, Ohio

9AM to 10PM

Good Gentles One and All, are you Tired of the Dreary Winter? Do you Long for some Excitement to Relieve your Boredom? Come forth from the Cold Winter's Chill and Join us for a Day of Companionship and Merriment.

Experience the Intrigue of the Venetian Court where Mystery, Murder and Mayhem abound!

Our Masque will feature a Murder Mystery Intrigue, Classes, a Market where you’ll shop until you drop, and a Feast which will Delight your Palate and Warm your Insides. In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer Armoured Fighting, Fencing, and Youth Boffer. Our site also has showers.

SITE: Non Members, add $3 per person
Adults: $4 pre-reg; $5 at the door
Youth 13-17: $3 pre-reg; $4 at the door
Child 6-12: $2 pre-reg; $3 at the door
Child 5 and under: Free
Maximum of $16 site fee for immediate family members.

Merchants: $5 per table (pre-reg recommended; at-door merchants accommodated only if space available, which historically has not been likely)

FEAST: LIMITED TO 80 GENTLES
Adults: $8.00 pre-reg (until 02/12/2005); $10.00 at the door
Children up to age 12: $4 pre-reg; $5 at the door
Lap-sitting children: Free

NOTE:
Dietary restrictions must be made known to the Head Cook by 2/1/05.

Please make Checks payable to: SCA, Inc. — Marche of Alderford and send them to the Gatekeeper:

Cindi Haught
Masque Reservations
2914-17th Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

You can use the "printer friendly version" link below to create a printable version of this page and all sub-pages for this event.

Classes

 
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Class Times
Classroom A
Classroom B
Classroom C
10:30-11:30

The Carnival Season
Lady Melissa

A brief look at the "subversive" festival preceding Lent

Elizabethan Boy Toys
Lady Jolicia de Northcliffe

A look at Queen Elizabeth I's closest courtiers

Mask Making, Part 1
Madame Isabelle Bruges

A hands-on workshop using papier maché
$7 materials fee; limited to 10 students

1:00-2:00

Italian Cooking
Lady Catriona nic Elphinstone

Cooking Italian: recipies and customs

Cheese Making 101 - 2 hours
Lord Giles Fitz Alan

A demonstration and discussion of making your own cheese

 

Soap 101
Lady Aelfwyn Elspeth

How to make soap in your own kitchen

2:00-3:00

Venetian Courtesans
Baroness Catriona

A discussion of the historical "Dangerous Beauty"

Masks
Lady Muirgheal inghean Broccin

A history of masks and their use during the Middle Ages

3:00-4:00

Marco Polo and Trade
Mistress Chai'usun

Marco Polo and his influence on the trade routes

Chainmail
Lord Deago de Nararro

Hands-on workshop. Learn how to make a bracelet coil.

$5 materials fee

Mask Making, Part 2

Complete the masks begun in Part 1

4:00-4:30 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race (Troll Hallway)

This schedule is subject to change.

Interested in teaching a class? Please contact our Class Coordinator:

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey
mka Marti Livingstone
3951 Glenoak Drive
Louisville, OH 44641
330.453.9663
catriona@neo.rr.com

Directions

 
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Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton
349 Lindy Lane NW
North Canton, Ohio

February 19, 2005
9AM to 10PM

Coming from the North

Take your best route to Ohio Rt. 77. Head towards Canton, Oh. Take Exit #111 North Canton/Canal Fulton; turn left off the exit onto Portage Street. The church is one mile from the exit on the right-hand side of the street.

Coming from the South

Take your best Route to Ohio Rt. 77. Head towards Canton, Oh. Take Exit #111 North Canton/Canal Fulton; turn right off the exit onto Portage Street. The church is one mile from the exit on the right-hand side of the street.

Google Map of the Area

Google now has a nice scrolling interactive map; click the link to go to a zoomed-in map of the area, then zoom out if you need a broader scale.

Feast Menu

 
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Our Cooks are working on a menu that will delight your palate and make your tastebuds swoon with joy!

If you have dietary concerns, please contact our Head Cook no later than February 1, 2005

Menu

(Subject to change)

On the Table

  • Italian Bread
  • Honey Oat Bread
  • Pickle Tray
  • Butter
  • Honey Butter

First Course

  • Pork in Wine Sauce over Rice
  • Rape Armate (Armoured Turnips)
  • Onion Soup
  • Coccoli (Bread Dough Fritters)
  • Cascius Fritus (Fried Cheese)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Mandorle (Sugared Almonds)
  • Honey Lemon Carrots

Second Course

  • Taiarin a la Veniciano (Pasta with Cheese both with and without chicken)
  • Salad
  • Oil and Vinegar
  • Italian Marinated Mushrooms
  • Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians
  • Sweet Pears
  • Dyschefull of Snowe
  • Wafers
  • Lemon Ice

Head Cook

Genovefa de Terranova
mka Holly Taylor
lordnlady@neo.rr.com

Ingredients List

This listing, which is subject to change, is provided for the benefit of those who need to know the ingredients in the recipes because of food allergies or other issues. If you have a serious food allergy, you should confirm with the Head Cook to find out for sure which menu items are and are not safe for you to eat.

Italian Bread
flour
water
yeast
salt
and sugar
Honey Oat Bread
flour
oats
salt
yeast
honey
butter
and eggs
Pickle Tray
green olives
black olives
Dill pickle spears
sweet pickles
spiced crabapples
Butter
butter
Honey butter
butter and honey
Pork in Wine Sauce
pork roast
garlic
coriander
caraway seeds
celery seeds
pepper
salt
chicken stock
breadcrumbs
Sherry
and rice
Rape Armate
white turnips
mozzerella cheese
sugar
cinnamon
pepper
mace
and cloves
Onion Soup
Onions
lemon juice
lemon rind
garlic
nutmeg
Sherry
salt
corn starch
sugar
corn syrup
caramel coloring
hydrolyzed soy protein
soybean oil
yeast extract
MSG
disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate
Coccoli
flour
milk
yeast
butter
salt
oil
sugar
Cascius Fritus
oil for frying
feta cheese
string cheese
italian seasoning (sage
oregano
basil
and rosemary) and breadcrumbs
Fresh fruit
apples or other fruits
Mandorle
almonds
water
sugar
almond extract
cinnamon
Honey Lemon Carrots
carrots
lemon juice
butter
cinnamon
Taiarin a la Veniciano
pasta
butter
flour
milk
parmesan cheese
Taiarin a la Veniciano with Chicken
as above with the addition of chicken breast
Salad
mixed greens
Oil and vinegar
vinegar and olive oil
Italian Marinated Mushrooms
mushrooms and Italian dressing (water
distilled vinegar
soybean oil
corn syrup
salt
parmesan cheese
lemon juice concentrate
romano cheese
sugar
food starch-modified
spices
hydrated garlic
xanthan gum
hydrated red bell pepper
hydrated carrots
sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate
dehydrated onion
carmel color
calcium dysodium EDTA
and yellow6)
Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians
eggs
orange juice
lemon juice
sugar
and salt
Sweet Pears
pears
sugar
wine
ginger and saunders
Dyschefull of Snowe
cream
eggs
sugar
rose water
Wafers
egg whites
milk
rose water
flour
sugar
nutmeg (olive oil for basting the iron)
Lemon Ice
lemon juice
water
sugar
lemon zest

Martial Activities

 
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Armoured Combat

The armoured combat Marshal-In-Charge (MIC) will be Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin. Contact Justin if you have any questions regarding armoured combat at this year's Masque. We will be strictly checking photo ID, SCA membership, authorization card, and site token at the list table. The fighting is scheduled to be indoors, but we may move outdoors if the weather is exceptionally warm and nice (this does sometimes happen here in Ohio, even in February). Probably, therefore, there will be no combat archery or seige engines.

Tournament rules are preliminary and subject to change. Both the MIC and the List Mistresses are in their respective roles for the first time, so please pardon us if paperwork and other administrivia take a little longer. We'll do our best to keep things running smoothly.

Authorizations

We plan to have several Marshals on hand and will be pleased to offer authorizations in armoured combat. If you need to authorize, please try to arrive early (circa 9:30 a.m.), though we will try to work you in later (e.g., during lunch break) if you arrive after the tournaments have started.

Novice Tournament

The Novice Tourney is open to any authorized combatant who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for fighting prowess and who has never won a tournament at a published SCA event (shire-level and household tournaments not included). There is no strict limit on how long one has been authorized, but entrants are asked to consider, upon their own honor, whether they might be a veteran rather than a novice even though they might never have won a tourney or received a fighting award. We will not second-guess you on this, however — if you in good faith consider yourself a novice, that is sufficient for entry.

In keeping with its theme, the Novice Tourney is to be fought exclusively with single-handed weapon and shield, the basic authorization style. This will be a conventional double-elimination tourney, and the winner will receive a prize.

Variable and Vengeful Venetian Violence

The V4 tournament is open to any authorized fighter and allows any combat style or weapon permitted in the Middle Kingdom. This tournament is designed to be a real mixer-upper, with as much randomness in the pairings as possible — in keeping with the shifting intrigues and alliances of courtly life in Venice, of course!

In the V4 tourney, fighters are classified into one of three categories:

  • Knights and Masters-At-Arms (Chivalry)
  • Squires, and members of the Red Company or the Gold Mace (or other-kingdom equivalent fighting award or order)
  • Everyone else

If you defeat someone at your own level or lower, you score 1 point. If you defeat someone at a higher level, you score 2 points. As a special case, if you entered the Novice Tournament and you defeat a member of the Chivalry in the V4 tourney, you receive 3 points.

All bouts are single-elimination, and partners will be chosen by random lot. The tourney lasts until the Marshals declare it ended (that is, when people seem to be getting tired or when we have to close the field to prepare for feast), or for one hour, whichever comes first. At the end of the tourney, the fighter with the most points will be declared the winner and will earn a prize.

The "Ladies of the List" will have a small number of discretionary points which they can hand out to fighters who catch their eye with deeds of valour or courtesy, or especially authentic or interesting armour or heraldry.

Pick-Up Fighting

Of course there will be pick-up fighting! Whatever time is left over at the end of the formal tournaments will be available for pick-up fighting, more authorizations, or ad hoc friendship tournaments (such as a bearpit or something similar).

Rapier Combat

(To be added...check back soon.)

Youth Combat

Due to space constraints, we probably won't be able to offer youth combat, unfortunately. If, however, the weather happens to be pleasant and if a Youth Marshal is in attendance at the event, there is outdoor space that youth combatants will be welcome to use. We are sorry that we can't schedule indoor youth combat; the available space just won't allow it.

Local Business Directory

For your convenience, here is a list of nearby restaurants, stores, and attractions.

Nearby Restaurants

Following is a list of nearby restaurants, or you may want to consult the scrollable map of local restaurants, courtesy of Google.

BURGER KING4371 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-3864
CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL6560 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-2426
CHEESE-N-CRACKERS DELI1430 W MAPLE ST
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-9344
CHUCK E CHEESE PIZZA6370 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-7140
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STR6940 SUNSET STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-1144
DON PABLO'S MEXICAN KITCHEN6476 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-3077
IHOP4764 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-9805
JOE'S CRAB SHACK6338 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-5966
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE6626 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-1984
MC DONALD'S4572 MEGA ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-9667
PALOMBO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT4100 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1815
PANERA BREAD6543 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-433-1922
PIZZA HUT4821 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-0090
QUIZNOS SUB6702 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-6063
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS6522 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-1080
ROCKNES PUB N CANTON5000 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-244-4212
SAMANTHA'S RESTAURANT4954 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-9700
SUBWAY SANDWICHES & SALADS4304 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-6211
SYLVESTER'S NORTH END GRILLE4305 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1533
TACO BELL4855 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-498-8433
WENDY'S4773 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-0636

Nearby Pharmacies and Hotels

The links in this section take you to scrollable maps from Google, with numerous businesses of the appropriate type highlighted.

Shopping

There are two major shopping malls nearby:

The Strip
From the event site, go west on Portage (probably the way you came in) until you reach I-77. Proceed under I-77 and begin climbing the hill. A stoplight about 2/3 of the way up the hill takes you left (south) into the mall parking lot.
Westfield Shoppingtown (Belden Village)
Follow Portage west (probably the way you came in) from the event site back to I-77. Go south (left) on I-77 to the very next exit. As you reach the bottom of the ramp, there is a stoplight with Belden Village Mall directly ahead of you.

Heading west on Portage past I-77, there are also stores just over the hill.

Attractions Within One Hour

Other Local Businesses

A more complete directory of local businesses is available from the North Canton Chamber of Commerce web site.

Staff

 
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No Calls After 10PM Eastern Time, Please!

Event Steward
Brice le Corbet
mka Jim Robertson
506 Center Court East
Louisville, OH 44641
330.875.4081
brice-le-corbet@neo.rr.com
Event Steward
Gregor MacHugh
mka Craig Taylor
330.452.0018
lordnlady@neo.rr.com
Gate Keeper
Nastasia di Roseti
mka Cindy Haught
2914-17th Street NW
Canton, OH 44708
330.452.6751 (no calls before 9AM)
tabitha36@neo.rr.com
Class Coordinator
Catriona nicHugh Mclaey
mka Marti Livingstone
3951 Glenoak Drive
Louisville, OH 44641
330.453.9663
catriona@neo.rr.com
Head Cook
Genovefa de Terranova
mka Holly Taylor
330.575.5917
lordnlady@neo.rr.com
(Dietary Concerns until 2/1/05)
Assistant Cook
Francesca di Onorati
mka Norma Storms
330.494.5004
tempest5@mail.cannet.com

Armoured Marshal
Iustinos Tekton called Justin
mka Scott Courtney
5320 Tanager Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705-3200
330.493.4616
justin@4th.com

Merchant Liaison
Milica of Varna
mka Kathie Courtney
5320 Tanager Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705-3200
330.493.4616
milica@4th.com

Oaken Melee School V: War of Southern Aggression

The fifth annual Oaken Melee School will this year include the Brendoken Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships, and an inter-baronial contest of arms between the new Barony of Brendoken and the long-established Barony of Middle Marches.

Melee School V takes place July 16, 17, and 18 at the B&A Primitive Weapons Club in Roswell, Ohio.

For more information, visit the online event flyer at this URL:

http://home.neo.rr.com/squireeinar/OMS5.htm