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The Canton of Vanished Wood
nestled deep within the Barony of Ayreton beckons

Welcoming ALL SOUL'S, Old and New to Vanished Wood

November 2, 2013

Roselle United Methodist Church
206 S. Rush Street
Roselle, Illinois 60172
Welcoming ALL SOUL'S, Old and New to Vanished Wood.
The A&S Classes will concentrate on newcomer skills and a Newcomers' Roundtable will be hosted. Feast will be $8, Lunch will be $5 so plenty of fun for under 15 bucks. Prize tourneys for heavy and rapier, details coming soon.

Arts & Science Activies:
The A&S Classes will concentrate on newcomer skills.
Class Time Description
Newcomers' Roundtable. TBD TBD
Q&A for folks TBD Newcomers and Oldtimers welcome.
Medieval Oak Eyeglasses Workshop TBD Want to make some medieval glasses? Note that this is not simply a lecture and discussion. You WILL make your own glasses and at the end of the class you should be able to walk away with functional medieval looking eyewear.

We will be using modern tools to make medieval wood framed glasses. You should be either experienced or willing to learn how to use the following tools: Scroll saw, belt sander, bench grinder, Dremel, drill, hand carving knives, chisels and other miscellaneous hand tools as needed.

The class will be limited to four participants. Space and time will be limited so there will not likely be room for observers. It may take 2~3 hours but as we will be sharing the tools you should plan on spending 4~5 hours on and off working on your project.

Everything you need will be provided other than the lenses. You will grind down your lenses to custom fit the frames you make so you will need to bring an old pair of glasses or a set of lenses you have purchased. For those interested in purchasing lenses I can send you a template which you can provide to your local eyeglass shop where they can cut lenses that will work. I spoke to my local eye glass shop and they indicated that I could purchase lenses only using the template for about $45. Obviously prices may vary depending on where you go and what your prescription is.

Here is an example of what you will be making:

Sign up for the class will be limited to SCA member over the age of 18 and the class will be filled on a first come first serve basis. There will be an $8.00 charge for handouts and materials.

Send an email to Registration will be first come first serve.
Children's Activities: More information coming soon.
Site Schedule: TBD
Heavy Combat Tournament: Details to be provided as they become available.
Tournament Tax: Donation of a non-perishable food item to the RUMC pantry

Rapier Combat Tournament: Rapier MIC: Warder Kai Tseng

Armor inspections and authorizations begin at 10 AM.

11 AM - The "Art of D-Fence" tournament. Single elimination, dead is
dead, wounds retained. The best defense is, in fact, just the best defense.

1 PM - Coached novice tournament. Double elimination, with a twist. You get:

1. You get a point for surviving the match.
2. You get a point for coming out of your fight unharmed.
3. The fencer with the better coach gets a point.

That third point gets decided by the coaches themselves, with the List
Mistress settling ties. Criteria may include who gave the better advice
to their fighter, who was a better herald when introducing their fighter
to the field (think of Paul Bettany's Geoffrey Chaucer from a Knight's
Tale as either a really good or really bad herald, your choice), or
really whatever would be most fun for the tourney participants.

If you are eliminated, your coach may plead with the List Mistress for
one additional life. Whether to grant it or not is entirely within her
discretion and up to her whim.
Feast: This year's event will offer a proper period style tavern feast.
Beef stew, bread, butter, cheese, spinach pie, chardewardon (pear custard) with snowe, shrewsbury tarts.
Feast Tickets: A mere $8.00 - For pre-registration of feast, contact: Melissa Gordon
Gate Tax: NONE - FREE FOR EVERYONE We are pleased to offer NO SITE FEE once again this year.
Donations in the form of food or cash for the Church's food pantry are requested.
We are planning a silent auction to help defray the cost of the site. On-site lunch will be available for $5.00.

Merchant Tax: Donation of an item to a silent auction to benefit the Royal Travel Fund Reserve early as we have VERY LIMITED indoor space for merchants.
Even Staff: Event Steward:
Abbess Katherine (Kathy Westburg)

Melissa Gordon
532 Forest, Oak Park, IL 60302

Merchant Liaison:
Dame Nicholaa
There is limited indoor space for merchants. 10 merchant spots available with a limit of 2 tables.
Outdoor merchants are welcome but must provide own shelter etc.
Merchant fee is a donation of an item for the silent auction table.

Dietary Inquiries, Feast Steward:
Mistresses Acelina

Hall Steward:
THL Gavin/Kevin Westburg

Lunch and Feast Fees Gatekeeper:
THL Gavin/Kevin Westburg

Class Coordinator:

Web Minister:
THL Ercc Glaison

Travel by Car:

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Travel by Air:

The event site is about 25 minutes from O'Hare Airport and about 45 minutes from Midway Airport.

O'Hare International Airport: Hub for United Airlines and American Airlines.

Chicago Midway International Airport: Hub for Southwest Airlines and focus city for AirTran Airways.

Public Transportation:

The event site is easily accessible by public transportation. The Roselle Metra Station is within walking distance.

The station is serviced by the Milwaukee District West Line which terminates in downtown Chicago at Union Station.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) coordinates operation of the three service providers: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace.

Local Hotel Information:
Hilton Bloomingdale/Indian Lakes Resort
250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL
(630) 529-0200

Holiday Inn Hotel Itasca (Woodfield Area)
860 W. Irving Park Rd.
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-2340

Extended Stay America Hotel Chicago - Itasca
1181 Rohlwing Rd
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 250-0055

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Elk Grove
1160 West Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 985-0101

Hampton Inn & Suites Addison IL
1685 West Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 495-9511