Our slower summer season is upon us, and we hope you are all able to take some time out to enjoy our beautiful San Diego weather with family and friends! We've been enjoying some great summer fun here in Calafia as well - thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the July summer potluck and bonfire Populace Meeting! It was great to see some new faces there, and the change of venue was a nice change of pace. If you weren't able to join us this year, we hope you can make it next year!
And another major part of the summer in Calafia is Comic-Con. A huge thank you to Duchess Kara and all of the volunteers who came out to help staff the booth and fight in/marshal the demo. We had a great turnout from the Barony and we really showed the best parts of the SCA. This event generated a lot of interest both for Calafia and the SCA in general, and we really appreciate everyone who took the time out of their weekend to be a part of it.
So let's keep that great momentum going this weekend at Arts in the Park! This is the biggest demo we put on each year, and can really showcase all aspects of the SCA to potential newcomers. And this is a great opportunity to learn something new for yourself as well! A lot of our guilds will be displaying their arts, the armored and rapier fighters will be practicing, there will be medieval cooking and music - you may just come away from the event with a new hobby to try out. So put on your brightest garb, grab a craft project, and head on out to Allied Gardens on August 6th. Congratulations and thank you to Genevieve, who has been doing an amazing job coordinating this event, which is her first time as a steward. Huzzah!
To wrap up the month, we have our Leodamas of Thebes Tourney to commemorate one of the founding fathers of our Barony. At this event, we poll for the Order of Leodamas, which is an honor given to recognize those members of the Barony who act as peace makers, people who bring others together and help mend fences. This does not need to be someone who has dealt with a major crisis - it can be a person who simply acts this way in their day to day dealings. So please take a few moments to think about those Calafians who have had a positive influence in the Barony, mending fences, bringing folks together, and helping keep things running smoothly, and bring those suggestions with you to the tourney.
In service to Calafia,
Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Baron & Baroness of Calafia