The theme for the Ӕthelmearc Kingdom Party at Pennsic VL will be “Arthurian Legends”. Dress as your favorite hero from the time of King Arthur. Even better, imagine how your persona would view King Arthur and how your persona would dress for Arthurian tournaments (which were surprisingly popular in medieval Europe). We will have more details about the Party as Pennsic draws near, but the King and Queen wished to give the populace plenty of time to think about costumes. The Ӕthelmearc Kingdom Party will be held on the evening of August 8, starting at 8:30PM, in the Ӕthelmearc Royal encampment. All members of the populace and friends of Ӕthelmearc are invited.
Our thanks go to THL Elss of Augsburg, who provided the idea for the theme.
Byron and Ariella, Rex et Regina Ӕthelmearc
Solveig Throndardottir said:
I do hope that those of us who lack either the finances or the skills to put together an Arthurian costume for the party will still feel welcome. While themed parties are a great idea, I still feel that it is important that everyone feel welcome at kingdom events. Unfortunately, I am not expressing this out of pure altruism as I very much doubt that I have any ability to put together a special costume for this inestimable party.
As I recall, there was a lot of interest in Arthurian play during the renaissance and the “high medieval” period. Years ago, Baron Charles Stewart O’Conner pointed out to me a book called “Tournament” or something like that which described this movement and called it an instruction manual for the Society. At least so I recall.
the themed parties I’ve been to are just as fun when not dressed in the theme 🙂