Winter's Gate Upcoming Meetings and Events


The following is a list of baronial events for the upcoming months. When more details are known, they will be either listed here, on the Yahoo Groups list-serve. Any questions about any upcoming events, what to expect, what to bring and any transportation issues should be directed toward the list. If you'd like to know what is going on in the rest of the Principality (the State of Alaska), please visit the Principality's Event Calendar. All are welcome at these events, and if you have questions or need clothing or other gear, please contact the Chatelaine, the Seneschal or the autocrat of the activity.
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Weekly Fighter Practices - ___[CHECK E-List/Facebook for Current INFO]___ From 1:00pm til 5pm (or later). Non-fighters Always Welcome, bring a snack, a project or just yourself!

Winter Fighter Practices:

Subject to change due to Weather and availability.
See FB Group or Groups.io e-list for updates.

Regular Sunday Practice 1 to 5pm (starting 5/03/24) at Growden Park in Fairbanks
and switching each Sunday between there and North Pole 5th Avenue Park
Google Maps for Directions

Lucius & Anne's Home on Monday Evenings:

204 Steelhead Rd off Dartmouth, off Chena Pump Rd.

Check on Facebook page for details/cancellations

Recurring Monthly Events

Business Meetings - Third Thursday of each month at 6:45pm, -- See FB Group or Groups.io e-list for Zoom link or location.
. Check Facebook and Groups.io list.
Next Meetings are post on the Calendar below.


Arts and Sciences - generally at Fighter Practice, sometimes at varied host locations. See A & S page for Competition information!
Note that the Facebook and Groups.io list will maintain current schedules if they change suddenly.

EVENT CALENDAR

THERE IS USUALLY A FACEBOOK "EVENT" PAGE FOR EACH EVENT.
MORE AND TIMELY INFORMATION MAY BE AVAILABLE THERE.
PLEASE CHECK THE BARONIAL FACEBOOK PAGE.

All official communications must be (re)posted on the Groups.io E-group list.
(also because not everyone is on Facebook)


2024

OVERALL, BARONIAL EVENTS ARE NOW OPEN TO NEW IDEAS.
VOLUNTEER TO AUTOCRAT AND SET THEMES/FEASTS/TOURNAMENTS/ACTIVITIES
(Dates generally cannot conflict with the 6 Kingdom Crown events or 2 Coronets)

Think about hosting a Traditional or New event for 2025-2026!

Usual Events: Love/Hearts Revel (February), Olio or Collegium? (March),
Fools Revel (April), Spring Tourney (May), Harvest Tourney (September),
Michaelmas Feast (October), Yule (December).

We usually request dates for the next year's calendar by Summer Coronet


Local Event, Meeting
and Interkingdom War Calendar:

See also the Principality of Oertha Calendar
for events in other Baronies and Shires.


Anno Societatus LIX (59) 2024

May 24-27 Spring Offensive (Selviergard)

June 1-2 Spring Championships (Updated 5/17)

The northern cold has lifted its hold on Winter's Gate and Her Excellency Merewyn is in need of champions! Come prove your worth to be the next Champions of Winter's Gate.

FIGHTER CHAMPIONS, Heavy and Rapier, arm yourselves and come show your prowess on the fighting fields.

ARCHERS: See below.

ARTISAN & SCIENCE CHAMPION: her Excellency keenly feels the lack of having one of you as her Champion.

Bring a selection of your works and projects that she may view them and chose from among you to represent her Arts & Sciences Champion. Artisan's Here are the Rules,
1. You Must let the Baronial A&S Minister Ellisif know you wish to participate via facebook message or email ellisif(at)westkingdom.org
2. Display space will be half of a standard plastic folding 4-foot table, as well as the ground directly in front to lean something on. Bring what items to showcase your talents and crafts.
3. Displays will be judged by the populace and by a panel of handpicked judges. The judges will advise the Baroness of those they feel most worthy for Her consideration. The voice of the people will also be considered as part of Her Excellencies choice for her New Champion.
4. The A&S Champion will serve for one year as Champion and will be one of the judges to chose their successor.
5. The Champion's duties are to help foster and encourage the arts & sciences and may be called upon to teach at an event.

DINNER. Will be potluck, bring something to share, and also plates and utensils.

Music. If you wish to perform a song or musical instrument, ask Patrick, our Bard of Oertha, about a performance badge.

BARONIAL ARCHERY CHAMPION SHOOTS

Your bows will be needed, but the Spring Championship site will not accommodate your skills--come to the archery champion shoots in the weeks before and announce your intent to vie to be the Baronial Archery Champion!

We'll meet in the weeks before the event at the archery range. Shoots will last about an hour.

May 16 (Thurs) 6:00 pm
May 20 (Mon) 6:00 pm
May 25 (Sat) 2:00 pm
Bring a bow. If you need a loaner bow, contact Khevron.
Site: UAF Archery range. Directions: On Farmers Loop Rd, go past Ballaine Lake and park at Range Road, walk a third of a mile and there is the archery range. Questions about the archery competition, contact: Baron Khevron: Khevron(at)warpmail.net

June 1-2, 8-9 Three Barons Fair (Eskalya)

June 8 Feast of St. Columbia (Hrafnfjordr)

June 9-17 War of the Lilies (Calontir)

June 15 Newcomers (Eskalya)

June 21-23 June Crown Tournament (West, hosted in Oertha)
Palmer Fairgrounds

June 27 Baronial Business Meeting

Not Just for Officers! - Zoom 6:45pm

July 2-7 An Tir West War (An Tir) (Prince and Princess Going!)

July 3-7 Battlemoor XII (Outlands)

July 18 Baronial Business Meeting

Not Just for Officers! - Zoom 6:45pm

July 19-21 Summer Coronet (Oertha)

July-August Pennsic War LI (Aethelmearc)

July 27 and August 3 Tanana Valley Fair Demo

2-5pm in near the Blue Suede Building as usual.
Let the Baron or Baroness you'll be there for tickets!

August 3 Swords and Needles (Pavlok Gorod)

August 10 All Thing (Hrafnafjordr)

August 15 Baronial Business Meeting

Not Just for Officers! - Zoom 6:45pm

August 17 Warlords (Selviergard)

August 24 Baroness' Champion (Eskalya)

August 30-9/1 Autumn Tournaments (Khevron/Merewyn)

at Chena Lakes Day Use Field 11am-10pm Sat/Sun
Tent $20, RV $30/night
Donation Site Fee (plus Camping, if opted)

October 8 Great Western War (Caid)

October 12 Michaelmas Feast (Walden) Hallbiorn/Ellisif)

December 7 Yule (Walden) (Merewyn/Khevron)

TENTATIVE EVENTS AND DATES FOR 2025

January 17-19 Winter Coronet (Oertha)

Collegium

Fools' Con

Anno Societatus LX (60) 2025

Spring Championships

Summer Coronet (Where?)

Autumn Tournaments

Michaelmas Feast

Yule

= Baron and/or Baroness intend to attend.

There are many other events around the Principality - find them here:
See the Principality of Oertha Calendar
or the West Kingdom Calendar for events in other areas.