A Feast of Tales

With the recent changes in Covid-19 restrictions in Victoria, we are currently holding limited face-to-face activities.

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Day Saturday, July 2nd 2022
Timetable Site opens at midday (stewarding team only).
Hall opens at 1pm for attendee set-up.
Feast finishes at 9pm.

No combat activities are scheduled for the day so we can just focus on good friends, food and stories.

Description Join us in a traditional style SCA feast, seated in the round (hollow rectangle), for an afternoon and evening of storytelling. 3 courses of food served through the afternoon and evening, as we take it in turns to tell stories of our past. First course served around 3-4pm.

History inspires and is at the core of the SCA. Moreover it is the story and tales of people, both then and now that makes this community what it is. Share this inspiration!

Tales can include;

  • Tales of SCA past wonders (otherwise known as “No baloney, there I was…”)
  • Tales from real world history, told from the perspective of your persona as either a witness or participant – share those bits of history that interest and guide you from an up close perspective.
  • Tall tales from your persona’s history where the story may be more accurate than the facts.

Stories should be no longer than 5-10 mins each – but attendees are encouraged to bring more than 1 tale to tell. Small prizes will be provided from the Stewards Largess in 3 categories, as voted by the attendees at the feast;

  • Most amazing facts revealed from history (history is made of crazy moments – which amazed you the most?)
  • Best telling of a tale (highlighting the skills of the teller of the tale)
  • Most interesting tale (highlighting the facts of the tale, regardless of how it is told).
  • Participants are reminded that if they are unwell or showing cold or flu-like symptoms, they must not attend.

 Location Sunbury Memorial Hall
Stawell St, Sunbury VIC 3429
Near the corner of Barkly St – North end of Sunbury Village Green.
(Same location as William Marshal in 2019)

Cost Early bird pricing to 9 June, 2022.
SCA member rate:
Adults & Teens $35 / Children 5-12 $15 / Under 5 free
Non SCA member: adult +$10 / minor +$5 added to member pricing (insurance surcharge).
Bookings after 9 June will incur a surcharge of +$5 per person.

Bookings are capped at 63 seated for the feast.
2 kitchen hands are required at discounted (food only) pricing of $15 each (member pricing – kitchen is separated from the feast hall). Please e-mail the event steward for further information.

Bookings Bookings are required.
Bookings close Monday, June 27th 2022, if hall capacity has not been reached beforehand.
Please book via this form.
If you have any further queries, please contact the event steward.
Note We are following the Lochac SCA COVID-19 Response Plan.
Event Steward Orlok Hanbal al Barbari, hanbal_reis@yahoo.com.

Image: “Minstrels sang of the famous deeds of heroes” by John R. Shelton, published ca. 1909 and now in the public domain via The Internet Archive.