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Ice Castle

January 24, 2015
Barony of Black Diamond

As winter's chill spreads, warm up with a day filled with fighting, feasting, and games. Join Black Diamond as she celebrates her thirtieth baronial birthday!

This Ice Castle will also thank Baron Aldemere McRafe and Baroness Juliana Grene for their service as they step down and celebrate the baronial investiture of a new baron and baroness of Black Diamond!

Website:  http://blackdiamond.atlantia.sca.org/icecastle/

Martial Activities:  Rapier Armored Equestrian

Arts & Sciences Activities: 
A variety of Arts & Sciences competitions, displays, and classes will be offered. If you have any questions, please contact Lady Laura Graley de la Moore at nomad_storm[AT]yahoo.com.

Competition  All that Glitters: Black Diamond is a jewel in the crown of Atlantia. Let the populace and visitors from afar bring forth the glorious adornments that they have created. Jewelry, bead work, glass work, casting, gilding... if it's shines, sparkles, glitters, or glows, it's fair game. Judging will be conducted by populace vote. Documentation is encouraged, but not required.

Youth:  Draw a picture of Spike to add to the Queen's Scrapbook. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by Lady Katarzyna.

Display:  Portfolio Display: Many artisans and scribes keep a portfolio of their work, but for many the pieces they create are seen only by the recipient after they are presented. Please bring your portfolios (photocopies or pictures preferred over originals) to display so that your works may be enjoyed by all.

Open Display: Open to all.

Classes:  There will be classes running throughout the day, and a schedule will be posted before the 1st of the year.

        Adult, Member:          $10.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $15.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Youth (12-17):           $  5.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-11):              $  0.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: 
SCA, Inc., Barony of Black Diamond

Cost Notes:  Pre-registration Costs Adult, Member $8.00 Adult, Non-Member $13.00

Site:  Alphin-Steart Livestock Teaching Arena 500 Plantation Rd Blacksburg Va, 24060 Site opens 9am, closes 8pm.

Site Restrictions: 
Dry Site No Pets, except service animals Smoking is allowed outside the building only

Feast Information: 
Lady Naila al-Zarqa' Head Cook nailaalzarqa[AT]yahoo.com

Autocrat's Information:  Meadbh Fionnglass (Katherine Hoptiak), 10400 Blue Ridge Drive Apt K, Blacksburg, VA 24060,  Phone: (540) 878-1118, E-mail:

Reservations:  Jocelyn of Black Diamond (Jocelyn Elaine), 401 Fairfax Rd Apt 1222, Blacksburg, VA 24060,  Phone: () , E-mail:  cricketfrog139[AT]gmail.com


From 81 (Both Directions) Take Exit 118 B to 460 West. Go about 10 miles and take the Prices Fork Exit. Make a Left at the first light on Plantation Rd. Follow the signs to the large building on the left with the green roof.


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(Next 8 weeks)

January 2019

19 Ice Castles (R, H)
25-27 Nottinghill Coill's Investiture and Baronial Birthday (R)
25-27 Birka (H)
26 The Road to Compostela (Midwinters Revel)

February 2019

2 Candlemas (H)
2 Winter University
8-10 Tourney of Manannan mc Lir XXXVIIII (H)
9 Bright Hills 25th Baronial Anniversary (R)
16-17 AEdult Swim IV
16 Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday (R)
22-24 Ymir 44 (R, H)

March 2019

2 Kingdom Arts & Science Festival (R, H)
9-17 Gulf Wars (R, H)
9 St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath
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