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As You Like It

November 09, 2013

Walla Walla, WA

Autocrat: James Elwic

The Canton of Akornebir invites you to a day of fencing, feasting, and frivolity! It is time to decide the new defenders of the Canton for Rapier and Arts & Sciences! This year's "As You Like It" will feature a "tavern" brawl, tournaments, and -- weather permitting -- melees in rapier with prizes awarded for chivalry and skulduggery. A&S will be populace choice with presentations during feast. Feast will be potluck, with main dishes and pie provided by the Canton. Please bring a side dish to feed eight to ten people. Site is DRY.


$12/adult (17+)
$6/youth (6-16)
children under 5 are free.

$5 NMS fee applies. Make checks payable to Canton of Akornebir, SCA Inc.


Site opens at 10a.m.

Rapier armor inspection at 11:00a.m.

Rapier to commence at 11:30a.m.

A&S entries welcomed, 11:00a.m. -- 2p.m.

Norse Wireweaving with Mistress Marcia Monthey, 1 -- 2:30p.m.

From Mistress Marcia: "I can take 6 people in the Viking Wire Weaving Class. The cost is $2.00 (please bring the exact amount) and you get a handout and a dowel to work with. The class will only teach the technique, there won't be time enough to make a finished item. All students need to bring a small wire cutter and a smooth faced small pliers. I will provide the starter wire. We will discuss the various dowel and wire sizes, how to make a draw board, and finishing techniques."

A&S judging, 2p.m. to 4p.m.

How to Run Gate with HL Ysabella Greene, 2:45 -- 4:15p.m.

From HL Ysabella: "Want to learn how to work a gate shift for your baronial event? Come and learn what is expected and how to fill out a gate sheet, waivers, etc."

A&S entry presentations and Bardic competition (Hosted by Lady Emma Godwif during feast.

From Lady Emma: "Please be prepared to talk to the populace about your project. It doesn't have to be a fancy verbal dissertation, just a few words about why you chose your project, what you enjoyed about creating it, and any difficulties you faced while crafting it and how you solved them. Short, sweet, and to the point. We love to see A&S entries and would love to hear about yours!"

Court following feast.

Site closes at 8p.m.

Event Steward: Lord James Elwic (James Stearns), 509-382-4898,

Site Info:
Name: Waitsburg Elementry School Gym
184 Academy
Waitsburg, WA 99361

Directions to Site:

(from Dayton WA) get on Hwy 12 heading west and follow it to Waitsburg. Stay straight onto Preston Ave. Turn left on Main St. Three and a half blocks down, take a left onto Academy.

(From Tri-Cities WA) take WA-124 heading east. WA-124 will turn into W 2nd St. as you enter Waitsburg. Take a right onto Main St. and follow it about three-and-a-half blocks, then take a left onto Academy.

(From Walla Walla) get on Hwy 12 heading east. Once in Waitsburg, take a right onto W 7th St. then a right onto Main St. Take a right onto Academy.

Site is located in the first building to your right on Academy. Please note that Academy is a ONE WAY STREET.

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