So once again we headed out to probably my favorite demo. Despite the fact I wasn’t near as organized as I would have liked we still pulled off a nice set up and with a fair number of light fighters and then some fun A and S. We got a fair number of people to stop and check us out.
My contribution was a fun “Guess the Medieval Spice”. I can’t take credit for this fun game, Eulalia Piebakere had posted how she had made it up for a demo of her own. (Check out her amazing blog! The original post is here )
However, I did come by some wonderful little boxes. A few holes drilled later and my spice game was set up.
Unfortunately, I found that the spices were hard to smell and opted to pull a bit of netting over and secured it with a hair tie. As far as a key I did write a number on the bottom however I didn’t get to make a chart with little facts. So I memorized them and talked as I could about them. I had a paper key that my other hosts could reference when I was away.
I also did a make your own heraldry/ Coat of Arms. I was given a “Heraldry for Smalls” so I printed a copy for them to look at and then we had our Baronial herald there to talk more. I am a bit sad I realized that I missed out adding on our SCA info on the sheets. But for last-minute and 15 bucks, I can’t complain. It got us a bunch of kids to stop and gave us time to chat up the parents.
Once I get a better copy I will post up the sheet if anyone wants to use it for their own demo.
Day one was windy, but warm, unlike last year. I was able to get some painting in and made up another trading card. However with my paint drying as fast as I was applying it I was glad I didn’t go for anything bigger.
Day two was perfect. Warm with reduced winds (it is high prairie…not having wind would be a problem) I got a second piece done and plan to make it up as a thank you card for the city as they have been super nice to let us come. We also had enough light fighters to run a quick little tournament!
Overall I was happy things came together. We had fun and I hope whoever takes this demo next year will keep pushing it up.