***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING****
“Due to condition on site (Flooding), the Barony of Bjornsborg will be canceling the Valkyrfelt event. We will be looking for alternative dates and will post when a decision has been made about possible rescheduling of this event.”
Alcina Odessa / MKA Doris Dunphy
The Ancient Ones are smiling down on the lands of Bjornsborg. Valkyries will descend from Valhalla to hold trials of combat, strength, creativity and honor. Impress the Valkyries and Their Excellencies to earn your place among the heroes of Bjornsborg. After many decades, Baronial Champions shall be chosen by Their Most Ursine Excellencies for Chivalric combat, Archery, and Skaldic (Bardic) to represent the Barony of Bjornsborg. Do you have what it takes to represent this Great Barony?
Come prove yourselves on the Valkyrfelt (Valkyrie Fields), and earn your place in Odin’s Court. Letter of Intent are required to be considered for a Baronial Championship and should be sent to Their Excellencies of Bjornsborg prior to October 8, 2021.
All fighters should bring with them a sword, an axe and a spear. If you don’t have one of these, try to borrow one. We will try to have some spares. Also, full gauntlets will be required in some of the scenarios that will happen, be prepared.
Archers, Hrabia Jan will be supervising the display of your prowess with long distance weapon.
Skalds, be prepared to demonstrate your skills at boasting of great deeds.
A banner competition will be held with emphasis on Viking age themes.
There will be classes with emphasis on Viking culture and events for youths to enjoy.
This is a camping event.
Adult Event Registration: $20
Member Discount Registration: $15
Youths under 17: Free
Family Max: 3 adult
Make Checks payable to: SCA Inc.-Barony of Bjornsborg
Event Steward: Thyra Ingardottie, MKA: Doris Dunphy (email@example.com)
(210)422-1850 (no calls before 10 AM or after 10PM)
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year old or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver form from the parents.
9AM : Armor Inspection
10AM: Morning Court, Tournament(s) to Follow Immediately After
12PM: Lunch Break
1PM: Jusric Memorial Archery Shoot
3PM: Laurel’s Circle
5PM: Dinner Break
6PM: Evening Court
TO FOLLOW EVENING COURT – Jusric Memorial Ceremony
CLASSES WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
SKALDS WILL PERFORM FOR ODIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
The Class Schedule can be found at the following link:
THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANOCHRONISM WILL NOT BE PROVIDING FOOD
A Message from the Ansteorran Longship Company (company of individual participants):
At Valkyrfelt IV, at 5PM on Saturday, October 16, the Ansteorra Longship Company will be cooking breakfast for dinner during the time that a feast would normally be served. Since we are NOT an SCA entity, we are not subject to the food serving rules imposed by the Board of Directors and the Kingdom. We do have permission from the Kingdom to do this, acting as a “food truck” at this event.
Our usual omelet selections will be available:
We will also have coffee, orange juice and assorted pastries available. We put milk in the eggs to increase the fluffiness of the cooked omelet. If you wish your omelet without milk, just tell us up front and we will accommodate you.
We ask for a donation of $7.00 for an omelet cooked to order. Bring exact change, if you can.We have been working on our boats and repairing the building during the pandemic. All this with no income for two years and a disastrous outing at Ansteorra 40th due to the flooding rain that hit on Saturday night, any help would be appreciated in the way of donations.
RV CAMPING INFORMATION:
There are 6 hook up post with water and electricity. There is no sewage service. The bridge to enter the park is small so 26 feet is the limit for any RV. If you are interested in utilizing the RV spots please contact me personally. 210-422-1850. Thank you Lady Alcina Autocrat for Valkerfelt
COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE KINGDOM OF ANSTEORRA:
By now, most of you have seen the new policy from the Board of Directors which permits Kingdoms to require either vaccinations or recent (72 hours) negative COVID tests. If not, it is linked below. This policy is, understandably, quite controversial. Truth be told, there is no perfect answer to this situation. We are all volunteers doing the best we can for this game we love.
During the time of this horrible virus, we have all suffered loss. We have lost friends and loved ones, needed social interaction which is important for mental health, financial stability, and countless other important things I cannot imagine. We recognize that this is a difficult time for everyone. For many people, the SCA is a vital aspect of their social interaction and they long for the days of a return to pre-virus normalcy. Unfortunately, doing so at this time is simply irresponsible. However, we have worked to ensure our risks are as minimal as possible at every step of the way.
With this in mind, Ansteorra WILL implement the Board policy starting October 15, 2021. With this implementation, we will be altering our reopening policy. As of October 15, 2021, indoor activities over 25 people are permitted, but all attendees aged 3 and older must wear masks, except while eating and drinking. Masks will no longer be required for outdoor activities except for those children aged 3-11, per Board policy. The food policy has not changed at this time. As a reminder, this policy requires full vaccination, which means 14 days AFTER all required doses. For more information on getting vaccinated, including how to handle a lost vaccination card, please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronav…/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.This policy is compulsory. Failure to abide by this policy may result in ejection from site and sanctions for individuals and suspension of the ability to host activities for groups. Further, this applies to all in-person SCA functions, including fighter practices, meetings, and events.
Those who wish to still wear masks are encouraged to do so. Everyone is required to respect the personal space of others. Please remember that we are a Society founded on the principles of chivalry, courtesy, and honor. We must treat each other accordingly. Groups are also encouraged to implement virtual aspects into their activities so more people may participate safely.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and have been encouraged by the downward trend in Texas and Oklahoma. If this changes, we will alter our reopening accordingly. For those who are concerned about modern law in Texas, current Executive Orders and Legislation in the state of Texas are very narrowly tailored and do not prohibit the SCA from enacting this policy in Texas. The state of Oklahoma has issued no similar Order or Legislation.
For those of you with questions, comments, or concerns regarding this policy, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send me messages or tag me on social media and expect a response. I will be hosting “office hours” to discuss implementing this policy over the next two weeks. Please stay tuned for more details.
Link to Board policy: https://www.sca.org/…/covidsafe-proof-of-fully…/Link to FAQ from the Board: https://www.sca.org/…/COVIDSafe-Proof-of-Vaccination-or…
–In Service,Brian O’hUilliam, OL, OP, CB, WSAAnsteorra Seneschal
***The Barony of Bjornsborg will be screening all participants for Proof of Vaccination or Proof of Negative COVID Test effective October 15th.
**Proof of negative COVID test must be issued from a licensed medical provider and presented in such paper form or electronic form that the event staff can verify its authenticity. Letterhead from a medical provider or an email address clearly identifying the medical provider as the sender of an electronic record shall constitute authentic proof.
*Failure to abide by this policy may result in ejection from site and sanctions for individuals and suspension of the ability to host activities for groups.
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