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Coronation of Kelson and Geneviere **UPDATED**TRM will be in attendanceTRH will be in attendanceEvent date: April 3rd, 2004
Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Livingston, NJ
Event Last Modified: January 30th, 2004
Event details
Coronation of TRH Kelson and Geneviere

The Barony of Settmour Swamp invites one and all to join us as we host the Coronation of Their Royal Highnesses, Gaufred Kelson von Heidelberg and Geneviere d’Alsace!  Imagine yourselves traveling to the city of Aachen in the 14th century, where since the days of Charlemagne the Kings of Germany were crowned, as you come to celebrate this festive occasion.

The Last Court of Their Royal Majesties Balfar and Luna will begin promptly by noon, following which there will be numerous activities for the enjoyment of the populace while the newly crowned Monarchs Sit-In-State to accept fealties.  Planned activities to celebrate the Coronation include fighting, fencing, archery, youth combat, gaming, and an A&S competition.

By royal request, the fighting tournament will be themed come-as-your-favorite-hero, where the combatants will fight under a historical or mythological pseudonym of their choice, as deemed acceptable to the Crown.  The tourney will be a single elimination ‘Highlander’ format – only 2 handed weapons or weapon&buckler (bucklers will be provided if needed), and only cutting blows to the head count as victories; all other blows are wounds that heal after a spoken count of 10 seconds.  Best challenges and best deaths will be recognized, so prepare your best theatrics!  For those who are eliminated or not up to the challenge of the tourney, there will be a bear pit as well.

The A&S competition will be open category, with arts of the 14th century especially encouraged, and an overall winner will be chosen by a pool of judges comprised of local artisans.  A hearty dayboard will be served and there will be merchants offering their wares.

After the day’s revelries, our new King and Queen will hold Their First Royal Court, which will be followed by a sumptuous feast of German and French cuisine.  Afterwards, a lively program of dancing and music and a delectable dessert sideboard will be offered in the upper hall to complete the day’s celebration. 

The site for this event will be the Salaam Shriner Center, conveniently located on Route 10 in Livingston, NJ, which features two large main halls, ample parking, and a spacious field for martial activities.  The site will open at 9am and close at 11:30pm.  As is our preference here in the Swamp, the site is damp, however, we do ask you to be discreet.

Please direct event inquiries to the autocrat, Baroness Mistress Paigan Crawford, ladypaigan@optonline.net, 908-252-9964, feast inquiries to Lady Brighid ni Chiarain at rcmann4@earthlink.net, and merchant inquiries to Shawn at marwick1@comcast.net.

Event fees:

Site fees:

Adult - $10
<18 - $ 9
<13 - $ 5
<5 - free

Feast fees:

Adult - $7
<13 - $5
babes-in-arms - free

Checks should be made out to:  SCA, Inc, – Barony of Settmour Swamp, and reservations sent to:

John L.  Pyrich
180 West Hanover Ave
Across from Junard Rd
Morristown N.J.  07960

Per corporate mandate, a $3 Non-Member Surcharge must be collected from those without proof of SCA membership.  Please send your membership number, copy of membership card or pikestaff label with your reservations, or present them at the gate.  SCA membership may now be purchased on-line with a credit card at www.sca.org , which offers a printable temporary proof-of-membership receipt. 

Minors on site must be supervised at all times, and a minor waiver with signature of parent or legal guardian must be presented at the event.  Copies of the minor waiver form will be available at the gate and are also available on-line at www.sca.org under SCA documents and publications.  .

Site Opens: 9 am
Site Closes: 11:30 pm
Event Location
Salaam Shrine Center
369 East Mt. Pleasant Ave. (Route 10)
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Saalam Shrine Center
369 East Mt.  Pleasant Ave.  (Rt 10)
Livingston, NJ 07039
(Note:  please do not confuse with the Shalom Temple, also on Rt 10)

From the Garden State Parkway:  take exit 145 to Route 280 West.  Go 7.5 miles to exit 5A for Livingston.  The exit will put you onto Route 527/Livingston Ave.  Travel South on Route 527 for 1.3 miles to the junction of Route 10/Mt.  Pleasant Ave.  Turn left onto Route 10 East, the site is 1.3 miles down the road on the left.

From Route 287:  take the exit for Route 10 East (from 287 South - exit 39, from 287 North - exit 39A).  Proceed 8.7 miles, the site is on the left.

Public Transport:  Livingston unfortunately does not have any nearby rail service.  NJ Transit Bus 73 from Newark Penn Station travels along Route 10 in Livingston, please refer to www.njtransit.com for further info. 

Note:  please do not rely on mapquest directions

Registration Fees
Registration: Adult - $10
<18 - $ 9
<13 - $ 5
<5 - free

Feast: Adult - $7
<13 - $5
babes-in-arms - free

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  - Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Baroness Mistress Paigan Crawford, ladypaigan@optonline.net, 908-252-9964

Send Reservations to:
John L.  Pyrich
180 West Hanover Ave
Across from Junard Rd
Morristown N.J.  07960

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