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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Thank you!

Recurring Monthly Events

Business Meetings - Last Tuesday of each month, -- At the Blue Room - Alaskaland/Pioneer Park Centennial Hall Third Floor.
. 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.

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!



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


April 28 Fool's Revel --Katla (Greteke) - Disney-Con Theme

Good gentles, it is time again to pass on the mantle of the Fool of Winter’s Gate. This year’s event is Disney/Pixar themed, so bring out your best, heroes and villains, princes and princesses, monsters and adorable sidekicks! For inspiration, consider movies, shows, and Disneyland attractions. There are many period/oid options, like Sleeping Beauty, Brave, or The Chronicles of Narnia. Non-period options like Zootopia, Monsters Inc., or Tron offer endless creative interpretations. Disney has produced many movies you may have forgotten, like Return to Oz, The Muppets, or Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

The Fool will be chosen by a contest of wit – retell a Disney story from a different point of view. How would the villain see the story? Or a side character? Or an animal sidekick? The story can be written (story, essay, poem, play), performed (monologue, song, acted scene with director, interpretive dance), or illustrated (illuminated calligraphy, painting or drawing, embroidery, diorama.)

Autocrats’ whims: Disney related subtleties and Disney garb contest (this can be a medieval interpretation of a character’s costume or something inspired by a movie, character, or attraction. Please bring a picture of your inspiration). For Treasures: draw a picture of your favorite Disney character; write (with adult help if appropriate) why you like the character.
Buzzfeed 26 Historically Accurate Drawings Of Disney Princesses Worth Looking At

Baron’s whim: best interpretation of a villain. Baroness’ whim: best use of silk or silk like fabric on garb.
A&S: Mace in any mode. The Constable needs a mace, but it’s Fools’ Revel – how will the Constable use the mace provided? The artisan decides!
The next challenge of the Principality A&S Championship will also be judged at the event: jewelry to be worn around the neck (pendants, collars, necklaces). Entrants must provide at least 3x5 card of documentation.

Classic characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, movies and shows like Snow White and the Seven, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Bambi, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Crane, Cinderella, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lady and the Tramp, Old Yeller, Sleeping Beauty, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Pollyanna, Swiss Family Robinson, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Babes in Toyland, The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Love Bug, The Aristocats, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Robin Hood (cartoon with animals), Escape to Witch Mountain, Freaky Friday, Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, Pete's Dragon, Dragonslayer, The Fox and the Hound, Tron, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Never Cry Wolf, Return to Oz (the creepy one from the 80s), The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Flight of the Navigator, Benji, Oliver & Company, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Little Mermaid, DuckTales , White Fang, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, The Mighty Ducks, Aladdin, Muppet Christmas Carol, Hocus Pocus, Cool Runnings, Three Musketeers, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Toy Story, Muppet Treasure Island, James and the Giant Peach, Hunchback of Notre Dame, 101 Dalmatians, Hercules, Flubber, Mr. Magoo, Mulan, Parent Trap, A Bug's Life, Tarzan, Inspector Gadget, Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Princess Diaries, Monsters, Inc., Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles, National Treasure, Valiant, Chicken Little, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wild, Cars, Nightmare Before Christmas, Meet the Robinsons, Ratatouille, Enchanted, WALL-E, Bolt, Up, Lilly the Witch, The Princess and the Frog, Prince of Persia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Tangled, Mars Needs Moms, The Muppets, John Carter, Brave, Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Lone Ranger, Planes, Frozen, Maleficent, Big Hero 6, Into the Woods, Inside Out, Zootopia, The BFG, Pete's Dragon, Moana, Davy Crockett, Mickey Mouse, Gravity Falls, Sofia the First, Kim Possible, Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Wizards of Waverly Place, Bonkers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, TaleSpin, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Bear in the Big Blue House, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Brother Bear, The Three Caballeros, Dinosaur, The Country Bears, Three Little Pigs, Silly Symphonies, Bone Trouble, Dumbo, Goof Troop, The Good Dinosaur, Brave Little Tailor, The Skeleton Dance, Disney Dream Factory, The Reluctant Dragon, Peter and the Wolf, Asterix the Gaul, The Gnome Mobile, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Mickey and the Beanstalk, The Wind in the Willows, Paul Bunyan, Once Upon a Time (tv), Disneyland attractions like Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, Splash Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, It's a Small World, Pixie Hollow, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland, Hollywood-Maxwell's Intimate Apparel Shop (1955–1956): Featuring the "Wizard of Bras" (I am not kidding!), Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress.

ADDITIONAL WHIM (added 4/23) for Fool's Revel! The current fool has a whim! Bring donations for the food bank to Fool's Revel :D There may even be foolish door prizes involved to make the good feeling of helping one's neighbors even sweeter!

Fool's Revel Disney-Con Facebook event page

Site: Walden Community Center, 1108 Hampstead Ave, Fairbanks AK 99701. Site opens Noon, closes 10:00 PM.
Directions: Make your way to Fairbanks, thence to the Johansen Expressway, thence to Danby St. Turn right onto either Hampstead Ave or Bainbridge Blvd. The Community Center is where the 2 roads meet.
Feast: Potluck. Please bring a dish to feed 6 or more people, with accompanying ingredient list (if you bring something prepackaged, please save the list). Site is discretely damp.
Site fee: Adult Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10, Children (5-17): $3, Family Cap: $20.
Autocrat: Katla Auðardóttir (Grete Mjolsnes)

June 8-10 Known World Heralds and Scribal Symposium (Kingdom of Æthelmearc)

June 16 Spring Captaincy / Winter's Gate 40 Year

It is with great excitement that the plans are coming together for an EPIC weekend !!
The weekend of June 16, and the Anderson Campground, come join us for a celebration of Winter's Gate 40 year anniversary and our Spring Captaincy tournament.

The plans that are coming together include:
* Baroness's Champion tournament, as a bear pit under the midnight sun! This may include a heavy fighter bear pit and a rapier fighting bear pit, close to midnight – because we can see just fine! :)
* For the youth and the young at heart the Page School will have activities and rewards for accomplishments.
* Winter's Gate Captaincy tournament. (separate from the Baroness's Champion)
A mighty quest! For small groups, including a youth, a fighter / champion, a scholar and a “cleric”. (More details will come)

* Brush off your songs and stories of Winter's Gate and Your SCA as a whole and share the dream in our bardic around the fire. There might be a surprise performance!!
* There will be food, drink and shenanigans available. ;)
* On Sunday court will be scheduled before lunch time. (Ultimately that is up to their Excellencies & their Highnesses)

Many things are still being ironed out, but this will be an amazing event! Not to be missed!
More details will be broadcast as they are decided.
If you have any questions please contact the Autocrat, Lady Talorc, or the Co-Autocrat Lord Raiden Dean.

India.Brink@gmail or Yukonbrink@hotmail

July 4-8 An-Tir - West War XXXIII

July 20-22 Summer Coronet Hrafnafjordr/Funny River Community Center Soldotna, AK (Facebook Event page)- Silvia of Thrace

August 31 - September 1-3 Brammer Games and Fall Rapier Captaincy/Commandercy - Cemper
Come and enjoy the games of the Scottish Moors! The Brammer Games, including Winter's Gate Rapier Captaincy and Lammas, which will honor our Harvest of the Wheat, will all be celebrated! The event will be a camping event so get your pavillion ready! A Partial Feast will be provided accompanying a Pot-luck.
Autocrats Whim: Bread in any form. Documentation is preferred but don't let that stop you from entering your delicious bread.
More information coming! Check your owls and carrier pigeons for further news!
YIS, Cemper

October 3-8 Great Western War XXI

October 13 Michaelmas Feast

November Collegium 10-11 (to confirm) (UAF schedule)

December 29 Yule/New Years


January 18-20 Winter Coronet

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

July 19-21 Summer Coronet

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