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.
Join us on Facebook at Barony of Winter's Gate
Thank you!

Weekly Fighter Practices - ___[CHECK E-List/Facebook for Current INFO]___ From 1:00pm til 5pm (or later) at University Park Building (UAF) on University Avenue. Go around the back and into the Gym. Non-fighters Always Welcome, bring a snack, a project or just yourself!

In Winter, location is the University Park Building ('round back in the gym, U-Park Building, University Ave, Fairbanks). In Summer, at Growden Park on Wilbur Street. -Subject to change due to Weather and availability.

Recurring Monthly Events

Business Meetings - Last Tuesday of each month, -- At the Blue Room - Alaskaland/Pioneer Park Centennial Hall Third Floor OR Pizza Hut on Airport Way at Wilbur.
. Check list-serve.

Arts and Sciences - 3rd Sunday of the month, at Fighter Practice. See A & S page for Competition information!
Note that the Yahoo E-group list will maintain current schedules if they change suddenly.

St. Boniface Meetings

Weekly Meetings at Wood Center. 3pm Fridays. (Suspended during Summers) Monitor the Winter's Gate Facebook page for announcements.



All official communications must be posted on the Yahoo E-group list.
(as an archive, and also because not everyone is on Facebook)


October 3-8 Great Western War XXI

October 13 Michaelmas Feast

Come one, come all and bring your appetites for the people of Winter's Gate are going a'viking. This year's feast will be Norse themed, with yummy period comestibles. Not only will the food be from the Viking age, but so will be the games. Further details to include whims and the menu will be posted as soon as they become available.

RSVPs would be awesome so we can appropriate the proper amount of supplies.

Event Steward : Lochlan of Winter's Gate (Aaron Degnan), 907-987-7943. No calls after 9 PM.

Site Information:
Tanana Masonic Lodge (402 11th Ave., Fairbanks Alaska 99701)
402 11th Ave. 99701 Fairbanks , AK

Start Time: Site opens at 11 AM and closes at 9 PM
Site Fee: Adult Registration (non member) $25, Adult member discount $20, Children 6-17 $10, Children 0-5 free, Family cap $60
Take best route to Airport Way, Fairbanks. Go north on Noble St. Site is on the left at the corner of 11th Ave and Noble St.

November 3-4 Viking Collegium
Couldn’t get enough Norse culture at Michaelmas? Come join St. Boniface and Winter’s Gate as we explore the Arts and Sciences of the Vikings! Come to lectures! Come to Workshops! Workshops are specifically designed to be “Make and Take” so not only will your brain be crammed to overflowing with new knowledge, but you’ll also be able to show off some new swag.

Please see Winter’s Gate website and Facebook page for class list. If interested in teaching a section please send inquiries to Liam the Archer (mka William Hargrove, whhargrove(at) or Baroness Cemper (mka Aly Johns-Robinson, cemper(at) All updates and changes will be posted on the website & Facebook

Location: Greuning Hall, 1747 So. Chandalar Dr., UAF, Fairbanks AK 99775. Classes will take place on the 4th floor.
Directions: Make your best way to the corner of University Ave and College Rd and continue westward onto campus via Alumni Dr. Go up the hill, turn right at the first intersection and continue uphill via Chandalar and Tanana Loop. The Greuning Building is the huge concrete block building. Parking is free on weekends.

There is no event fee, although classes may have associated costs for materials.
Site opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM both days.
Those interested in teaching and teachers already signed-up to teach, Please list your name and class and reply to Liam the Archer at whargrove(at) and Baroness Cemper at cemper(at)
If you are teaching and are interested please let me know along with your class description. We'd like all class descriptions by Oct. 4th.

Classes so far:
Name - Workshop
Katla Auðardóttir - Ostenstitch Viking Embroidery
Sefa Hrafnsdóttir - Silk Block Printing
Sefa Hrafnsdóttir - Panels and Hoods
Clare-Elena - Cooking
Clare-Elena - Archeological Textiles
Ceara der Alcan - Viking Wire Weaving
Ceara der Alcan - Viking Tunics & Dresses
Gisla Œðikollr - Viking Shoes
Gisla Œðikollr - Leather Lab
Culann mac Cianain - Shield Painting
Culann mac Cianain - Great Weapons and Melee Unit/Tactics
Patrick Willoughby - Spoon Carving
Patrick Willoughby - Basic Lyre
Cemper O'Breoniann - Easy Viking Wire Rings
Cemper O'Breoniann - Go "A-Viking" - Viking on a budget
Geneva - Historical Navigation and Astronomy

Autocrat: Liam the Archer e-mail: whhargrove(at)

November 16-18 Bjodann eda Bjodannskona Vitja Bjarnarstrond, Barrow (Utqiagvik) AK.
"Prince and Prince’s woman visit" - no Princess or female nobility word of reference during those times.)
Sponsored by: Barony of Winter’s Gate, Bjarnarstrond, Barrow (Utqiagvik)
The fine folk of the soon-to-be Canton of Bjarnarstrond are hungry for knowledge and skills. As such they will be holding an A&S workshop that they might clothe themselves well, and to learn to make the weapons and armor that will enable them to successfully defend our northernmost border. Merriment to celebrate the visit of the Prince and Princess (and other exalted visitors) will follow this day of learning.
noon until whenever we all fall apart from exhaustion on the 17th. It will be A&S labeled (Arts and Sciences), but will technically be more like a “University” so that we may learn from others. This is where we will pick up some much needed skills such as sewing, embossing, calligraphy, heraldry, leatherwork, marshaling info and expectations for heavy fighting and archery etc etc. It all depends on who is available to come up here. We will have a meeting or two before this actually occurs.

I do know officially at this moment our Highnesses will both be in attendance as well as our Baron. No worries, Wee Duncan and I will make sure you understand how all that works.

I will keep you all updated once I learn more of who will be in attendance.

Having said that I need a bed count. Who has sleep spaces they are willing to share and how many. You may reply here or simply just messenger me. I will probably ask this question again in case air mattresses etc need to be procured.

This event will also be the perfect time to ask questions, especially if you are working on a project and find yourself stumped or stuck. I will post next what our notice will look like while it floats around the SCA avenues that it must be officially presented in...

Adult Event Registration: $0
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $0
Autocrat: Niell Mac Nyven
Contact info:
Directions to the site: No roads in. No roads out. Capture a dragon (they are free to come and go here) and travel to the top of the known world. Ensure that your dragon comprehends to return for you. Dress as if hell just froze over, but in layers. Be prepared, if needed, to cover all exposed skin. This includes your eyes. Be aware that fluctuations in weather may delay your dragon. Not common, but known to occur because dragons aren’t stupid. A whisperer will be awaiting your arrival and will safely release you from said dragon. They will then deliver you to a place of warm sanctuary, otherwise known as (ask for this also). Space is limited. For this event, RSVP is required.
Barrow aka Utqiagvik is only accessible by air and is on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Please bring clothing appropriate to the challenging climate. Be aware that weather delays may affect travel in and out of Barrow (Utqiagvik). Home hospitality is available, albeit extremely limited. RSVP really is required

December 29 Happy Jól (Yule)!

Winter Solstice – the time of year when the days get longer and the sun begins to return. This is truly a cause for celebration in Winter’s Gate! Join us as we gather together and celebrate the Norse traditions of feasting, celebrating, and reveling in each other’s company during this yule season. While we may not be burning a sun-wheel to entice the sun to return or sacrificing a wild boar to appease Frey in hopes of fertile farmland, we will be enjoying some other ancient traditions while we eat and drink our fill. Updates on this wonderful, fun-filled event will be posted on the Yahoo Group email as well as on the Book of Face.

Baron’s Whim: Things that keep your head warm! Show off your hats, hoods, and other head coverings! Baroness’ Whim: TBA
Autocrat’s Whim: Homebrewed mead and/or wine. The autocrat loves a good homebrewed mead. She also loves a good homebrewed wine. Documentation is not required but strongly encouraged!
A&S Whim: All Things Bright: Metalwork and Sparkly Things. Documentation is not required but strongly encouraged! All ages are invited to participate!

Date of Event: December 29, 2018
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (must be out off site by 10:00 p.m.)

Adult Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10, Children (6-17): $5, Family Cap: $30

Food: The Barony will provide a meat dish (most likely a form of wild boar, but more modern). Each adult attending should please bring one potluck contribution to feed 6-8 people in order to supplement the feast table. (Don’t forget desserts count too!!)

Location of Site: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, 4448 Pike’s Landing Road in Fairbanks, AK 99709

Autocrat: Cemper on behalf of Sefa Hrafnsdóttir (mka Sheva Corning)
Contact Info:

Directions: Take your best way Airport Way towards the Fairbanks International Airport.
Turn right onto Hoselton Road (the frontage road leading to and in front of Pike’s Waterfront Lodge).
Go past Pike’s Waterfront Lodge and the Princess Hotels. Turn left onto Pike’s Landing Road.
There is a wooden sign marking the driveway entrance to the site on the right hand side after about 100 feet.
There will also be SCA signs indicating your path.


(Dates, generally cannot conflict with the 6 Kingdom Crown events or 2 Coronets)

January 18-20 Winter Coronet Oertha

February 18-24 Estrella War

March 9-16 Gulf Wars XXVIII



June 21-23 West Kingdom June Crown Tournament - Oertha! Palmer State Fairgrounds - Caitriona & Clair-Elena

July 3-7 An Tir - West War - Winter's Gate is GOING!
Joine "Winters Gate War Party" on Facebook!

July 19-21 Summer Coronet Oertha

July 26- August 11 Pennsic XLVIII


October 8-14 Great Western War



See the Principality Calendar
or the West Kingdom Calendar for events in other areas.