Festival of Maidens

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!

A&S Class Signup
A&S Display and Laurel Prize Tourney
Gaming Room
Hotel & Afterparty

Rapier Schedule & Details
Volunteer as a Royal Retainer
Volunteer for Anything Else!

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.

Site Fees
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
Fencing: Ursus
Royalty Liaison: Genevieve
A&S Classes and other: Rayni-Hrefna
Gate/Troll: Elizebetha
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.

Maidens Armory parking map