Newcomers' Village and Dansul Mortii

Come join the Barony of the Lonely Tower for a day full of exciting teaching and learning, and a night full of dancing! The Newcomer's Village is a chance to teach new skills to newcomers, or new skills to veterans who want to learn them. The Dansul Mortii is a Romanian themed Halloween ball (Dansul Mortii is the Romanian equivalent of Danse Macabre). Come dressed to spook and practice your dance moves for Crystal Ball the next week!

There will be a hearty tavern, and a pot luck dessert revel in the evening. There is no feast, but time will be given to eat off site.  Site is wet indoors, but dry outside.

Come try something new at the Newcomers' Village!

Event Stewards: and

So far, we have hosts for these fascinating hands-on demonstrations:

Archery: Their Excellencies Dolan and Kezia
Bardic: Xeno
Calligraphy & Illumination: Astrid
Cooking Implements from Period: Thora
Embroidery: Caoilfhionn
Games: William Rudolfus
Heraldry: Heralds of Calontir
Jewelry (Byzantine): Konstantia
Metal & Wirework: Eleanor
Moneying: William Douglas
Spinning: Nghuala
Weaving and Small Looms: Nesscia

And there are more to come!  Come by to share knowledge or learn something new.

Classes so far are:

Making Tunics: Her Excellency Zoe
Japanese Braiding: Nakos
Lucet for Kids and Adults: Nesscia
Pattern a Period Pouch: Miklos

If you want to host a demonstration or teach a class yourself, please .

There will be a "Made On-Site" A&S competition that attendees can enter with their newly learned abilities.

In addition, His Excellency Dolan is hosting a bardic contest for best scary story, with adult and youth categories.  Share your spookiest tale!

Caoilfhionn is sponsoring a "Back When I Started..." display at the event.  Did you keep that first lopsided tunic to remember how far you've come? Are you proud of all the work you put into your first favor?  Do you still use the basket you made at your first war?  Bring the artifacts of your first SCA years (whether it's last year or last century) to showcase that newcomer enthusiasm -- if you like, include a short description of what it is and the memories it invokes.


When: Saturday, November 1 at 11:00am

Site fees:

  • Adults: $5
  • Children 18 and under: free
  • Non-member surcharge: $5
  • Price includes potluck dessert revel.  Don't forget to bring your favorite dessert!

Where: Springfield Community Building, 104 Main St, Springfield, NE