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Aethelmearc Academy of the Rapier

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Shire of Coppertree

The Aethelmearc Academy of the Rapier will take place on April 15, 2017, in the Shire of Coppertree. The site is the John F. Kennedy Civic Arena, 500 W. Embargo St., Rome, NY, 13440. This is a spacious hockey arena with locker rooms, showers, lots of parking, and free wi-fi, all on one floor and handicap accessible. Site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.

As well as classes, there will be pickups and a bearpit tourney.

Class organizers are Doña Elena D’Artois (moc.oohay@574hcsarbc), or Don Diego Munoz (moc.liamg@094nosretepr).

Class Schedule

The Red Room, Gold Room, and Blue Room areas will be on the main arena floor.
The Green Room is in a separate room. There will be signs.
Open Scribal playtime will be in a separate room, and merchants will be in side areas.

9:00 a.m.
Troll opens.
Singles fighting open in Blue Room.

10:00 a.m.
Red Room: Cut and thrust methods. Master Alesone Gray of Cranlegh.
Gold Room: How to beat a two-hander with sword and dagger. THL Ru Cavorst.
Green Room: The four general techniques in Destreza. Master Raev Halle.
Blue Room: Sparring for rapier and cut and thrust space available.
Scribal Room: Scribal playtime.

11:00 a.m.
Red Room: How to prevent injuries and time in PT. Mistress Irene von Schmetterling.
Gold Room: The guards of Agrippa. Lord Nicolo Loredan da Venezia
Green Room: Destreza for cut and thrust. Master Raev Halle.
Blue Room: Sparring for rapier and cut and thrust space available.
Scribal Room: Scribal playtime

12:00 p.m.
Academy meeting.

1:00 p.m.
Red Room: Longsword: It’s not just for breakfast any more. Master Alesone Gray of Cranlegh.
Gold Room: So you want to fight like the dirty Italians, eh? Lord Cyrus Auger.
Green Room: Fabris plates 5 and 6. Master Raev Halle.
Blue Room.: Melee format TBA.
Scribal Room: Scribal playtime

2:00 p.m.
Red Room: Girata, Inquartata, let’s twist again. Don Robin Wallace.
Gold Room: Sword and dagger techniques. Lord Simon Caramante.
Green Room: Teaching fencing. Master Raev Halle.
Blue Room: Round Robin tourney.

3:00 p.m.
Red Room: Sword and buckler. Master Diego Muñoz.
Gold Room: Teaching fencing using an Eastern class format. Doña Elena d’Artois.
Green Room: Available.
Blue Room: Round Robin tourney if needed.
Scribal Room: Scribal playtime

Adult Event Registration: $15:00
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10.00
Youth Registration(6-14): $5.00
Children Registration(5 and under): free
Family Event Registration: $40.00
Family Member Discount Event Registration: $30.00

Make checks payable to SCA NY Inc., Shire of Coppertree, and send them to the reservations clerk, Susan Schiffer (Lady Elwyn Stone), 9658 Elpis Road, Camden, NY 13316, (315) 245-3596.

For any questions, contact the autocrat, Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees (Barbara Evans), 313 Urbandale Parkway, Rome, NY 13440, (315) 269-9689, moc.liamg@snave921brab.

Merchants are welcome at no additional charge. Please bring your own tables and chairs.

This is a dry event. No alcohol will be permitted on site.

Also due to city regulations, the shire cannot provide a day board. The concession stand will be open and there will be a food truck on site. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. There will be no feast.

We have arranged a special SCA rate at the Quality Inn, 200 S. James St. Rome, NY 13440, 315-336-4300. The special rate is $89.99 plus tax per night; please ask for the “SCA” rate.

Other hotels in the area: Wingate by Wyndham, 90 Dart Cir, Rome, NY 13441, (315) 334-4244. Hampton Inn, 1352 Floyd Ave, Rome, NY 13441, (315) 709-0000.The Beeches Inn and Conference Center, 7900 Turin Rd., Rt. 26, Rome, NY 13440, (315) 336-1775. 2.2 miles, Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast, 600 N. George St., Rome, NY 13440, (315) 337-3065. There are also many hotels at I-90 exit 31 (Utica), and at I-90 exit 33 (around the Turning Stone Casino.) Both areas are about 10 miles from Rome on good highways.

Directions: Take your best route to the NYS Thruway. From points west, take exit 33 Verona/Rome/Oneida and take 365 east to the Downtown Rome exit on your left. Continue straight onto Erie Blvd W. Turn right onto S.Jay St (becomes N. Jay St.), left onto W. Embargo St. The site will be on the right.

From points east, take exit 31 Utica and take the right hand route toward Route 49 West. Once on Route 49 W., take the Routes 49, 69 W / 26 N. exit toward downtown Rome onto Erie Blvd East. Continue straight onto Erie Blvd W. Turn right onto S.Jay St (becomes N. Jay St.), left onto W. Embargo St. The site will be on the right.


April 15, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees
Dona Elena D’Artois
Don Diego Munoz


John F. Kennedy Civic Arena
500 W. Embargo St
Rome, NY 13440 United States
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