Collegium Vulcani XIII – Welcoming Newcomers to the SCA

Cover of a mirror case - man and woman playing chessDate:
January 28th 2017
Doors open 8:00 a.m.
Farewell by 10:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church
980 Huffman Rd.
Birmingham, Al 35215
Cover of a mirror case with courtiers.

Our theme this year is for Newcomers! Those new to the SCA! We are asking all the SCA folk coming to the event to bring someone along who has never been to an SCA event. (Please try to help them with garb if you can. We do have a decent sized Gold Key, but not enough to loan to half of the attendees.)

Better yet, there is NO TROLL FEE for this event. No fee?!? That’s right, NONE! ZILCH! ZIP! NADA! While the troll must have their paperwork and waivers, the exchequer’s hands won’t be reaching into your coin pouch. Yes, really… FREE!


  • CLASSES will be diverse and aimed to help new SCA members, but there will be plenty of interest to ‘the old salts’ as well. (CLICK HERE FOR THE CLASS  SCHEDULE)
  • FUNDRAISER LUNCH will be available for just $5! (Ok, so that’s not nothing, but it’s better than fast food.) It will consist of
    jambalaya, orange slices, homemade cookies, sweet/unsweet tea
    Ingredients: kielbasa, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, Cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, rice, chicken stock, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and olive oil
  • SHOPPING with our merchants is always a great way to enjoy the time between classes.
  • JOYOUS REVEL in the afternoon. How better to set a happy mood for…
  • ROYAL COURT (should TRM so choose)
  • AMAZING FEASTING will be provided by our own famous Lady Siobhan for just $8 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under, ages 3 and under free. (PLEASE remember to pre-reserve if you want to enjoy the feast! That’s the only way we’ll know how much food to prepare. If we don’t know you’ll be there we can’t cook for you, now can we?)
    • FEAST MENU (May vary slightly, depending on feast reservations):
      Bread, butter and cheese
      Potato soup (potatoes, milk, butter, celery, onions, flour, eggs)
      Roast (beef, tomatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, possibly potatoes)
      Honey cinnamon chicken with rice (also contains butter and bread crumbs)
      Pork and sauer kraut (pork, cabbage, vinegar, spices)
      Fruit tarts (fruit TBD)

RESERVATIONS: Make your feast reservation checks payable to SCA Inc, Shire Des Forges, and mail to:

Lady Cerridwen Verchivor
c/o Carol Crews
4659 Trussville Clay Road
Trussville, AL 35173



DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to I-59, exit 134 (Roebuck Pkwy, to Hwy75). At the light at the bottom of the ramp turn toward the McDonalds, Go through 7 traffic lights (approx. 1.4 miles) and you will see Parkway Christian Fellowship church on the right. Go one half block past Parkway Christian Fellowship and turn right into Our Lady of Lourdes parking lot. (If you pass Sonic on the right or Wendy’s on the left you went too far.) Click here for a map.