Upcoming Events

The most complete list of events in the Kingdom of Calontir will always be found on the online Kingdom Calendar. Below, we have included a few of the more popular events our local members may be more likely to attend over the next few months.

Twelfth Night – Omaha, NE – Jan 5, 2019

After the family gatherings are done and the New Year is rung in, Twelfth Night is a good SCA event to start off your year.  It is held in Omaha, NE, so it is an easy drive for many of the SCA members in Iowa.  Held at Westside Community Schools Community Conference Center, it is a one day event featuring fighting, meetings, court and other activities.  There are often merchants and Arts and Science competitions. 

For more information follow the link on the Kingdom calendar or go here – https://lonelytower.org/event/twelfth-night-2019/

Winter Coronation – Wichita, KS – Jan 12, 2019

Coronations are held twice each year.  They are the events where the current King and Queen step down and the current prince and princess are crowned to become the new king and queen to serve for six months. This coronation is a very long drive for many of our SCA Iowa members.

These events tent to be grand shows of ceremony and display.  People will commonly wear their nicer historic costumes and bring items of heraldic display.

This is a single day event where people arrive in the morning, attend the morning court, take classes, look at the displays and talk to people during the day, attend afternoon court and then leave site in the late afternoon.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us and we can try to find you the information you need.

Some of the Members of the SCA in Iowa will instead be at the public library in Cedar Rapids at a recruitment opportunity and Demo.  Feel free to come and talk to us at the Library and learn more about the SCA.  

Winter War Maneuvers – Lincoln, NE – Jan 26, 2019

Winter War Maneuvers is held each year near Lincoln NE to provide fighters a chance to practice large group fighting during the cold months of winter.

This is a single day event where people arrive in the morning, fight during the day and then leave site in the late afternoon.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us and we can try to find you the information you need.

Clothiers Seminar – Kansas City, MO – Feb 2, 2019

Clothiers Seminar is a symposium with classes running all day covering various topics of clothing and costuming.  These classes can cover all ranges of skill, cultures and time periods.  Some of the classes may be lecture based others could be hands on projects.  Most of the classes have no fee to attend beyond the site fee (about $15 for non-members.)

There is a lunch inn followed by a parade of historic costumes.

This is a single day event where people arrive in the morning, take classes, look at the displays and talk to people during the day, generally attend court and then leave site in the late afternoon.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us and we can try to find you the information you need.

Queens Prize Tournament – St. Joseph, MO – Feb 9, 2019

Castle Bridge Event Center, 8403 B Highway 59 South, Saint Joseph, MO 64504

Queens Prize Tournament is one of the big opportunities for the people in our Kingdom to show off the things they make and do.  The easiest way to explain it to new members is that it is like an old style science fair where people can display and talk about their latest projects.  This means people can walk around and talk to different people working on different things.  you can see what they are doing, learn about different areas of the Arts and Sciences being explored in the Kingdom and talk directly to the people doing the exploring.

You will see entries made by people of all ages and all skill levels.  Many members of the SCA in Iowa will participate and many more will travel the short distance down to Saint Joseph MO to see all the different things people come up with.  Queens Prize is a great first event for new members who like to learn about history by making and doing.

If you would like to learn more about attending Queens Prize, ask your local group members or contact us on here.