January 27 2018 (8 AM - 11 PM )
Barony of Black Diamond
Join the Barony of Black Diamond as she celebrates her thirty third year and enjoy feasting and fellowship.
Ice Castle 2018 Schedule
8:30 to 9 Auths. and pick ups
9 to 11 Heavy - chiv tourney
Rapier - 3 man melee (Teams determined by chance)
9 youth fighting starts
10am A&S Drop off opens, Fiber solar in small A&S area
Noon - 1:30 pm open dancing and open dance band - main hall
11 - 1 Heavy - 3 man melee
Rapier - Honor tourney
2pm Culture Clash Fashion Show- main hall
2:15ish - 2:45ish call for performers following the Culture Clash Costume Contest during judges' deliberations- main hall
3:30 pm - court open bardic for all (singers, musicians, storytellers, etc. and listeners)
If weather is nice and there is interest dance may move around wherever comfortable
Youth quest in the afternoon, please see marshal for this
1- 2:30 Heavy - single or double elimination (depending on attendance)
Rapier - Snowball melee
2:30 - 4 Heavy - bridge battle?
Rapier - Blacksword tourney
Pick up A&S entries 4-4:30
Field closes at 4:30
Court at 5
Feast after court
Feast - call for performers to entertain during feast. Contact Johann von Solothurn if interested.
Site Closes at 11 promptly
*Schedule is subject to change due to weather*
Please see facebook group for updates
Martial Activities: Armored and Rapier combat, TBD
Arts & Sciences Activities: THE CULTURE CLASH COSTUME CONTEST
Ever thought about wearing your Viking garb with your French cap? How about your 15th century Italian Ren with your 10th century shoes? Here's your chance! Wear as many articles of clothing from different cultures and SCA time periods as possible. Yes, all at the same time! Strut your stuff at the 2pm CULTURE CLASH FASHION SHOW to win. Entrants must provide documentation at troll by 1:30pm. It's best to write it up at home and bring it to the event. Documentation will be read to the audience, so make it fun. Documentation must include:
Each article of clothing with its culture and time period,
Anything to aid the judges (humor, stories about why you are wearing all these different clothes, etc.) Please do not give us more than what can be easily read in three minutes as you walk the runway. Prizes go to the top two models: Replica Nishapur, Persian pottery handmade by Azza al Shirazi )Zoe Kuhn Williams).
The Dirty Dozen
Artisans will create 12 items of largess( small trinkets or gifts to be handed out by their Excellencies to the populace) and the winner will receive one of each entry as a prize.
Fiber Solar- come bring your weaving, spinning embroidery or other fiber arts and chat with artisans through the day.
Baroness Maaline is sponsoring a poetry contest; The Theme is "To Dream of Winter". The prize is a ceramic Dragon tile. All poetry forms welcome! Documentation not required but is a plus!
Itâ€™s a castle made of Ice!
The challenge is to take something that looks like it is out of the movie Frozen, and make it historically accurate! This competition is especially friendly for the youth and is open to all ages. Theme is Norse culture, ice and castles.
Scribal arts Display
Contribute to the Kingdom and create a scroll blank to be donated to the Kingdom. Any style of scroll is welcome and the scrolls will be admired before they are presented to their Majesties in court.
For questions about arts and sciences please contact the A&S coordinator Lady Helena De Soleure: helenadesoleure[AT]gmail.com br>
Adult, Event Registration: $15.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $10.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (7-17): $5.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-6): $0.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Black Diamond
Site: American Legion Post 3 710 Apperson Drive Salem VA 24153
Site Restrictions: No pets, service animals permitted, site is dry. Site open 8am, closes 11pm.
Feast Information: Cooks are Baron Damon Argent, Baron Raven MacGregor, and Lord Padraig Muadhan
Wurst with various mustards
Bread and cheese
Mixed greens salad with mustard vinaigrette
Served to tables
Main course - will be buffet style
Fresh Spaetzle made on-site.
Dessert- TBD- details coming soon
For Questions and Dietary concerns email Jcrstevenson[AT]gmail.com
Merchanting Information: Merchants welcome, please contact the autocrat for information
Autocrat's Information: Francesca di Corso (Kelly Prim), 1524 Main St. SW, Roanoke , VA 24015, Phone: (704) 221-8130, E-mail: zoogirl[AT]hotmail.com
Reservations: Avelyn MacGregor (Cyndi Stevenson ), 733 Crystal Drive, Salem, VA 24153, E-mail: clhstevenson[AT]gmail.com
From the Richmond area:
take your best route I-64 W / I-95 N / Richmond-Petersburg TpkeAt exit 79, take ramp right for I-64 West toward Charlottesville / Powhite Pkwy, Take ramp left for I-64 West / I-81 South toward Lexington / Roanoke, keep left onto I-81 S At exit 141, take ramp right for VA-419 toward New Castle / Salem, Turn right onto VA-419 S / N Electric Rd Keep straight onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT / VA-419, Bear left onto VA-419, Turn right onto US-11, Arrive at US-11 The American Legion will be on the left with a large lawn and driveway. The last intersection is Manchester Dr. If you reach S Yorkshire St, you've gone too far.
From the North:
Take your best route to I-81 South toward Roanoke, Keep straight onto I-64 W / I-81 S, Keep left onto I-81 S, At exit 141, take ramp right for VA-419 toward New Castle / Salem, Turn right onto VA-419 S / N Electric Rd, Keep straight onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT / VA-419, Bear left onto VA-419, Turn right onto US-11, Arrive at US-11, The American Legion will be on the left with a large lawn and driveway. The last intersection is Manchester Dr If you reach S Yorkshire St, you've gone too far
From the south:
Take your best route to I-81 North toward Roanoke, At exit 137, take ramp right for VA-112 toward Salem Turn right onto VA-112 S, Turn left onto US-11 / US-460, Turn right onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT, and then immediately bear right onto US-11 E ALT / US-460 E ALT, Bear right onto US-11 ALT / US-460 ALT, Turn right onto S Colorado St., Bear right onto US-11, Keep left to stay on US-11 Arrive at US-11 and the American legion will be on the Right with a large lawn and driveway, The last intersection is S Yorkshire St. If you reach Manchester Dr, you've gone too far