SAVE THE DATE: Festival of Maidens XLV
Sponsored by the Proto-Incipient Barony of Caer Gwynt
January 20, 2018 | Champaign, Illinois
This year, we’re at a NEW SITE! The Armory Building at the University of Illinois campus is historic, and absolutely HUGE compared to the Illini Union. More space for combat! More space for A&S! Parking across the street!* You might question whether this could really be a Festival of Maidens, but the unpredictable Midlands January weather will help ground you. Or blow you away. It’s really hard to tell what the weather will be like. You’ll just have to come to find out!
Site: The Armory Building, 505 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
Find it on a Map
E1 is the main entrance. The red areas will be blocked off due to normal NCAA track meets. The entire space of the main room is 1.5 acres.
Adults (18+): $15
Adults (SCA membership discount: $10
Youth (6 to 17): $5
Children (5 and under): Free
People of Interest
Event Steward – Oswyn of Badon
Deputy Event Steward – Ursus
Heavy Fighting: Kegg
Royalty Liaison: Genevieve
A&S Classes and other: Rayni-Hrefna
Youth Fighting: Kendra Vail
Volunteer coordinator: Khawlah bint Yahya ibn Husayn (Clarissa)
Merchant coordinator: Sofya Chyetc.
*NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Please do NOT try to park or unload at the north entrance. Most GPS devices will lead you there, but campus police will be ready to issue tickets within minutes. (And yes, parking tickets are a major source of income for this university.)
Instead, we’ve drawn red rectangles around recommended parking lots below. We can’t reserve these lots just for our own purposes, but chances are reasonable that the lots will be mostly (if not entirely) empty on a Saturday. As always, check the sign on a parking lot to see if it’s restricted.