Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) ** Kingdom of Caid ** Great Western War XVII - Oct 8-13, 2014

Special Events

Special Events Stewards: Baroness Ceridwen Killian, special_events@caid-gww.org

Special Events at GWW

Download Special Events Schedule PDF

WednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

Special Events: Locations vary by Event
Time Thu Oct 10 Fri Oct 11 Sat Oct 12 Sun Oct 13
7-8 AM     Check-in for Brewing contest  
8-9 AM     Check-in cont'd (9:30)  
9-10 AM   Chaperoned field trip Check-in cont’d (9:30)
(9:15-9:45) Check-in for A&S Contests – A&S
 
10-11 AM War Steward Ride Along War Steward Ride Along
Newcomers' Point opens
School kids' tour cont'd
Newcomers’ Site Tour – start at HQ
Knighting Ceremony for Kuma – main battlefield
Arts and Sciences Contests, People's Choice View and Vote – A&S
(10:30) Newcomers' Point opens
Ladies of the Rose Valkyrie Tourney – Battlefield
Children’s Tea and Court – on the battlefield near the Valkyrie Rose Tourney
11 AM-Noon Ride Along continued Ride Along continued
Newcomers' Point cont'd
Arts and Sciences Contests continued  
12-1 PM Free Period Cooking Demo – Gyldenholt encampment St. George Pas d'Armes – Company of St George encampment
Newcomers' Point cont'd
Scribal Potluck and Roundtable – A&S
Arts and Sciences Contests cont'd
Newcomers' Point cont'd
 
1-2 PM Cooking Demo cont'd Brewers Meet and Greet – A&S
Pas cont'd
Newcomers' Point cont'd
Arts and Sciences Contests cont'd
Newcomers' Point cont'd
 
2-3 PM Cooking Demo cont'd Newcomers' Site Tour – start at HQ
Pas cont'd
Meet & Greet cont'd
Newcomers' Point cont'd
Newcomers' Site Tour – start at HQ
Newcomers' Point cont'd
 
3-4 PM Cooking Demo cont'd Newcomers' Point cont'd until 4:30 Newcomers' Point cont'd until 4:30  
4-5 PM (4:30-5:30) Gleaners' Stomp – near playground Chatelaine Round Table – A&S
(4:30-5:30) Gleaners' Stomp – near playground
Wedding Ceremony for Lord Patrick and Lady Iona – Lyondemere encampment
(4:30-5:30) Gleaners' Stomp – near playground
(4:30-5:30) Gleaners' Stomp – near playground
5-6 PM (5:30) Queen's Review of the Equestrian Parade – main battlefield   Grand Court – large Court pavilion in A&S
Pelican ceremony: Ida Haroldsdottir
Knighting ceremony: Randvér brotamaðr
Pelican ceremony: Ceara ingen Chonail
 
6-7 PM A&S Open Reception – A&S area (6 PM) Vigil for Ellyn of Tanwayour – CORTHA
(6:30) Blackrune 30th Anniv Party – Indigo Rose/Blackrune encampment
(6:30) Vigil for Ceara ingen Chonail – Gyldenholt encampment
Grand Court cont'd  
7-8 PM Baubling – Dining Court Pavilion in Merchants (7 PM) Vigil for Ida Haroldsdottir – Abbey of Leng encampment
(7:30) Vigil for Randvér brotamaðr – Orkneys encampment
Grand Court cont'd  
8-9 PM   Vigil for Kuma – Caid Royal encampment
Missing Comrades Memorial – near Grand Court pavilion
   
9-10 PM   Storybook Characters Party – Caid Royal encampment
Memorial cont'd
War Steward Ride Along
14th Annual Taste of Great Western War - Dining Pavilion, Merchants
 
10-11 PM     Taste of GWW cont'd  
11 PM-Midnight     Taste of GWW cont'd  

Special Events Detailed Information

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10 AM – Noon: War Steward Ride Along – with Dame Ismay Of Giggleswick and Mistress Vivienne Duval

12-4 PM Free Period Cooking Demo – Gyldenholt Baronial encampment – The Right Noble Upper Crust Guild cordially invites you to come and visit our period camp kitchen and experience a medieval culinary adventure. This demo is open to all ages, although children must attend with an adult, and offered at no charge. A handout will be provided to attendees.

4:30-5:30 PM: Gleaners' Stomp: (crushing and sorting) – Gleaners' Tent near children's playground – The incipient Kingdom Guild of Gleaners invites all youth (adults welcome too) to assist in gleaning at this year's GWW. You can help make Caid a greener Kingdom by contributing your glass, plastic bottle and aluminum can recyclables to the Kingdom. Drop off your recyclables at Gleaner's Point or make arrangements with the youth in or near your camp to collect recyclables that say "CA CVR," "California Redemption Value" or CA "Cash Value" on them to bring them down to the stomp. Other recyclables are not accepted at this time. Sturdy closed-toed shoes must be worn for the stomp, open shoes are not allowed. Volunteers welcome and always needed. Contests, prizes, and Kingdom treasure tickets to youth who participate fully.

5:30 PM: Queen's Review of the Parade – main Battlefield – Join Queen Bridget as she reviews the Equestrian Riders and their horses, as they pass by the main Battlefield! Children are especially invited to this Parade review.

6 PM: A&S Open Reception: Starts in A&S and moves to Dining Pavilion. Hosted by A&S Staff. – Come over to A&S to see what classes we have planned this year, meet A&S sub stewards, teachers and volunteers, learn the layout of the A&S Area. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. About 7 PM, join us as we venture to Baubling.

7 PM: Baubling: Dining Court Pavilion in Merchants Row. Adult themed (R rated). Spend the evening baubling with Master Gulliver – need we say more? Bring your bauble box and prepare for a good time at the tables.

Friday, October 10, 2014

9 AM-11:15 AM: Chaperoned field trip for local school children – GWW Approximately 32 seventh-grade students from Buttonwillow Middle School will be visiting us for the day. Please take this great opportunity to open and excite our youths' minds about medieval history.

10 AM – Noon: War Steward Ride Along – with Dame Ismay of Giggleswick and Mistress Vivienne Duval

10:30 AM-12:30 PM: Newcomer’s Point – Dining Pavilion in Merchant's Row

12-3 PM: St. George Pas d'Armes – Company of St. George/La Famiglia encampment – The Company of St. George invites all combatants to partake in a grand feat of arms. Combat will include a grand melee, challenges at the barrier as well as traditional combat on foot. Here is an opportunity to wear your finest armor and display your arms on both surcote and banner. This pas d’armes will be held in the customary manner, being contested solely for honor and renown, rather than for the base spirit of victory. Spectators, please join us in the gallery for an afternoon of pageantry! You may wish to bring a small supply of tokens (ribbons, buttons, cookies, etc.) with which to reward feats of excellence upon the field. Delicious refreshments will be provided for the fighters and gallery.

1-3 PM: Brewers Meet and Greet – A&S area – This is the time for all brewers to come and introduce themselves and meet other fine brewers of Caid. It can also be a time to bring and share your experiences with all the brewers of the Kingdom. All experience levels welcome. Please bring anything you would like to share. Must be over 21 to participate.

2 PM: Newcomers' Site Tour – hosted by a Chatelaine of Caid - starts at the Headquarters Pavilion. – This tour is designed to help Newcomers see and learn about the entire War site, from gate to the archery fields. It will begin at headquarters and tour the site by motorized chariots. Learn about Camp etiquette and manners. Hear our "language of War." See the symbol for the first aide station. Find out where you can sign up for Arts and Sciences classes. Learn how the war is run entirely by volunteers. See where to buy firewood and ice. Learn what the person in the blue baldric does. See the battlefield in action and learn how to address Peers and Royals. Open forum for questions and answers.

4 PM: Chatelaine Round Table discussion – A&S area

4:30-5:30 PM: Gleaners' Stomp: (crushing and sorting) – Gleaners’ Tent near children's playground – The incipient Kingdom Guild of Gleaners invites all youth (adults welcome too) to assist in gleaning at this year's GWW. You can help make Caid a greener Kingdom by contributing your glass, plastic bottle and aluminum can recyclables to the Kingdom. Drop off your recyclables at Gleaner's Point or make arrangements with the youth in or near your camp to collect recyclables that say "CA CVR," "California Redemption Value" or CA "Cash Value" on them to bring them down to the stomp. Other recyclables are not accepted at this time. Sturdy closed-toed shoes must be worn for the stomp, open shoes are not allowed. Volunteers welcome and always needed. Contests, prizes, and Kingdom treasure tickets to youth who participate fully.

6 PM: Vigil for Ellyn of Tanwayour (Pelican) – CORTHA encampment

6:30 PM: Blackrune 30th Anniversary Party – Indigo Rose/Blackrune encampment. – You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Blackrune. We will party from dusk to dawn at the Indigo Rose/Blackrune encampment. ID will be required at the bar.

6:30 PM: Vigil for Ceara ingen Chonaill (Pelican) – Gyldenholt encampment

7 PM: Vigil for Ida Haroldsdottir (Pelican) – Abbey of Leng encampment

7:30 PM: Vigil for Randvér brotamaðr (Chivalry) – Orkney encampment

8 PM: Vigil for Kuma (Chivalry) – Caid Royal Encampment

8-10 PM: Missing Comrades Memorial – near Grand Court Pavilion in A&S area – An open memorial service to honor those friends and family members who have left us since the last GWW. Among those to be remembered are Donn, son of Fergus, Belinda of Emeric, Ioan Ferker, and Hroar Svithandi. On-site, please leave a note at Headquarters for the Special Events Coordinator by 5 PM on Friday evening if you would like to add someone to the remembrance. There will be reading of the names, a celebratory toast and the burning of a longship facsimile to honor those who have left Caid and the SCA family. Some entertainment will follow, after all, this is a wake to honor the lives our friends and family lived. All are welcome to attend.

9 PM: Storybook Characters Party – Caid Royal – Their Majesties of Caid invite you to dream big and create new garb or transform your existing garb using the colors and accessories of your favorite character from fiction, literature, popular culture or theme park! Keep it period, and use a lot of "C" from SCA! Look to this recent Kingdom of Altantia event for inspiration! (photo album on Facebook)

Back to the top

Saturday, October 11, 2014

7-9:30 AM: Check-in for Brewing contest – A&S area – The Right Noble Brewers Guild of Caid is pleased to announce our 10th Annual Multi-Kingdom Brewing Contest at Great Western War. Results and bottle return will (hopefully) be during the Taste of Great Western War event in the Merchant Dining pavilion Saturday night (9-11 PM). No more than two entries per category and 6 entries total per contestant will be accepted. There will be a charge of $3.00 per entry CASH ONLY – no checks will be accepted.

9:15 AM-9:45 AM: Check-in for A&S contests – Grand Court – A&S Contests include (but are not limited to): Peoples' Choice Challenge, "I Made it at the War" (anything completed at GWW XVII), Unfinished Objects (UFO), Wool-to-Whatever (on-site) Competition.

10 AM: Newcomers' Site Tour – hosted by a Chatelaine of Caid - starts at the Headquarters Pavilion – This tour is designed to help Newcomers see and learn about the entire War site, from gate to the archery fields. It will begin at headquarters and tour the site by motorized chariots. Learn about Camp etiquette and manners. Hear our "language of War." See the symbol for the first aide station. Find out where you can sign up for Arts and Sciences classes. Learn how the war is run entirely by volunteers. See where to buy firewood and ice. Learn what the person in the blue baldric does. See the battlefield in action and learn how to address Peers and Royals. Open forum for questions and answers.

~10 AM*: Knighting Ceremony for Kuma – Main Battlefield (*time at the leisure of Their Majesties, Caid)

10 AM-2 PM: Arts and Sciences Contests, People's Choice View and Vote – A&S Area – Voting closes at 1:30, winners announced and prizes awarded at 2 PM sharp.

10:30 AM-4:30 PM: Newcomers' Point – Dining Pavilion in Merchant's Row

12 PM: Scribal Potluck and Roundtable – Hosted by Baroness Aliskye Rosel in A&S Area – Bring a food item to share and join fellow scribes in a potluck lunch. We'll share scribal stories, food, and recap the past year of scribal activities and make plans for the future. Open to all.

2 PM: Newcomers' Site Tour – hosted by a Chatelaine of Caid - starts at the Headquarters Pavilion – This tour is designed to help Newcomers see and learn about the entire War site, from gate to the archery fields. It will begin at headquarters and tour the site by motorized chariots. Learn about Camp etiquette and manners. Hear our "language of War." See the symbol for the first aide station. Find out where you can sign up for Arts and Sciences classes. Learn how the war is run entirely by volunteers. See where to buy firewood and ice. Learn what the person in the blue baldric does. See the battlefield in action and learn how to address Peers and Royals. Open forum for questions and answers.

4 PM: Wedding Ceremony for Lord Patrick and Lady Iona – Lyondemere Baronial encampment – Come, one and all, to the Lyondemere Baronial Pavilion to see Lord Patrick and Lady Iona get married.

4:30-5:30 PM: Gleaners' Stomp: (crushing and sorting) – Gleaners' Tent near children's playground – The incipient Kingdom Guild of Gleaners invites all youth (adults welcome too) to assist in gleaning at this year's GWW. You can help make Caid a greener Kingdom by contributing your glass, plastic bottle and aluminum can recyclables to the Kingdom. Drop off your recyclables at Gleaner's Point or make arrangements with the youth in or near your camp to collect recyclables that say "CA CVR," "California Redemption Value" or CA "Cash Value" on them to bring them down to the stomp. Other recyclables are not accepted at this time. Sturdy closed-toed shoes must be worn for the stomp, open shoes are not allowed. Volunteers welcome and always needed. Contests, prizes, and Kingdom treasure tickets to youth who participate fully.

5 PM: Grand Court – located in the large Court pavilion in A&S – There will be three elevations (in order): Ida Haroldsdottir to the Order of the Pelican, Randvér brotamaðr to the Order of the Chivalry, and Ceara ingen Chonaill to the Order of the Pelican.

9-11 PM: War Steward Ride Along – Dame Ismay of Giggleswick and Mistress Vivienne Duval

9 PM-Midnight: 14th Annual Taste of Great Western War – Dining Pavilion in Merchants row – The 14th Annual Taste of Great Western War is a chance for brewers, vintners, mead-makers, cordialiers, vinegrons, soda-creators, drink-mixers, and drink-drinkers to gather in one place and share their creations. It is a fine time to meet many talented brewers who live across the Known World, swap brewing stories and techniques, as well as tasting some of the finest hand-crafted brews. Everyone sampling alcoholic beverages MUST BE 21 years of age or older. We will be carding people at the door, so please bring a valid photo ID.

Back to the top

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10 AM: Ladies of the Rose Valkyrie Tourney – Battlefield – This is a grand tournament of honor and chivalry, held in memory of Duchess Sir Kolfinna, where fighters are encouraged to display their best pageantry and skill. All present Ladies of the Rose (or equivalent) may sponsor one (each) belted and unbelted heavy weapons fighter, and one (each) scarved and un-scarved rapier fighter. If you have not secured a sponsor for this tournament, please attend to bear witness to the grace and prowess on display.

10 AM: Children's Tea and Court – located on the battlefield near the Valkyrie Rose Tourney – Her Majesty Bridget would like to invite all interested young lords and ladies (aged 5-10) to a tea party to be held during the Valkyrie Rose Tourney. Light treats will be served. The tea will be followed by a special Children's Court held to honor and acknowledge those young gentles who have completed page school books, and who have shown skill in arts, combat and service.

4:30-5:30 PM: Gleaners' Stomp: (crushing and sorting) – Gleaners' Tent near children's playground – The incipient Kingdom Guild of Gleaners invites all youth (adults welcome too) to assist in gleaning at this year's GWW. You can help make Caid a greener Kingdom by contributing your glass, plastic bottle and aluminum can recyclables to the Kingdom. Drop off your recyclables at Gleaner's Point or make arrangements with the youth in or near your camp to collect recyclables that say "CA CVR," "California Redemption Value" or CA "Cash Value" on them to bring them down to the stomp. Other recyclables are not accepted at this time. Sturdy closed-toed shoes must be worn for the stomp, open shoes are not allowed. Volunteers welcome and always needed. Contests, prizes, and Kingdom treasure tickets to youth who participate fully.

Back to the top

Back to the top