Stargate Yule

Join us for a day of fun and revelry as the Barony of the Stargate invites you to its Yule celebration - a Carnivale in Venice! Come vie to be Stargate’s new Bard or A&S Champion, enjoy some friendly rapier and chivalric fighting, take classes, and enjoy the entertainment, including a puppet show and Madrigal performers.

An additional feature this year is the Ansteorran Bardic College, which will offer a variety of classes pertaining to the song and story aspects of the bardic arts. Classes will run from 10 AM to 3 PM, and are open to all who want to learn more about the bardic arts.

Venetian MaskGet creative and enter our contests for Table Decorating, Best Costume, Best Mask, and Best Use of a Period Boat. Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask - period Venetian is great, but any mask will do, so have fun with it!

Join in the spirit of the season by bringing new, unwrapped toys to support Toys for Tots. Once again there will be Marines on hand to receive them. The Toys for Tots Raffle Prizes this year are a pair of camping benches donated by Baron Brian du Val.

There will of course be a glorious Italian Feast - limited to the first 75 registrants.

Primo Servitio di Cucina First service from the Kitchen
Mostaccioli alla Milanese Milan-style Biscotti
Uva fresca Fresh grapes
Insalata misto Mixed green salad
Polli arrostite Roast chickens
Olive verde Green olives
Pane e oglio Bread and oil (On Table throughout meal)
Secondo Servitio di Cucina Second Service from the Kitchen
Stufare del boue Stewed beef
Minestra di Broccoli asciutti Dry dish of broccoli
Minestra di Fonghi Braised mushrooms
Maccaroni alla Romanesca Roman-style Macaroni
Servitio di Credenza Service from the Sideboard
Suppa di pere Pears cooked in wine
Pasta sfogliata Layered pastry
Torta Bianca Ginger-flavored cheesecake
Cascio Cheese
A finire To finish
Finnocchio dolce verde mondo il gambo Green fennel
Stecchi in piatti con acqua rosa Toothpicks in plates with rose water
Conditi, & confettioni a beneplacito Candies to one's choice


Site Fees: Site fee: $10; age 5-15: $5 ; under 5 yrs: no charge; Family Max: $30. Non-member surcharge: $5.

Feast Fee: $8.00. Limited to first 75 registrants.

Please make checks payable to SCA Inc., Barony of the Stargate. Acceps is available!

DIRECTIONS TO SITE: St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 1656 Blalock Rd., Houston, TX 77080 Best route to Interstate 10 heading West toward San Antonio; take Blacklock/Echo Lane exit and head north away from the Kroger. After you go through the light at Longpoint, get in the right lane. The site will be on your right; look for the SCA signs.

Site Rules: Site opens at 8 AM and closes at 8 PM. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult at least 21 years old with a signed & notarized Minor Event Waiver from the parents. Only service animals allowed. Beer and wine only allowed in period containers.

Event Steward
Lady Alisone McCay
713-444-0868 (please call after 6pm)

Feast Steward
Lord Wolf de la Wode
John Van Domelen

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News from the Barony

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Wordfame from Stargate Yule: Congratulations to Honorable Lady Ceara inghean mhic an Ghabhann as the newest member of the Order of the Sodality of the Sentinels of the Stargate, Honorable Lady Caitilin inghean Ronain ui Cheallaigh on her Star of Merit, and His Excellency Master Robert on his Augmentation of Arms.

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Congratulations to Lady Talia di'Grazia di'Amadore for becoming our newest Seneschal and to Lady Ingrid Bjornsdottir for joining Team Hospitaler

VIVAT to the new Stargate Champions: On December 2 at the 2017 Stargate Yule, Stargate chose two new champions: A&S: Her Excellency Mistress Cristyana Lambrecht andBardic: Master Don Brian O'hullium

Make sure you are included in Stargate's Domesday Book - submission is quick and easy through our online form! More details...

Chivalric and Rapier Combat practice is now being held on Sundays at NOON at Ray Miller Park on Eldridge.. More details...

The UFO (Unfinished Objects) Guild meets Monday evenings unless there's Populace meeting that night. Please contact HE Brenna MacDonald if you are interested. More details...

Scribes Guild meets the 1st, 3rd and sometimes 5th Sundays of the month at the new earlier time of 3-6 pm at the HEB Central Market grocery store on Westheimer at Weslayan. More details

Archery Practice is held once a month, usually at Carter Park in Spring, TX. More details

Have a youth fighter looking for a practice? Check out the Houston/Beaumont area Official Youth Chivalric practice! More details...

Gate's Edge Fighter practice is being held at 10 am on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at Meyer Park. More details...

Applications are being accepted for the following offices:

Herald (Sentinal Pursuivant) More details...

Minister of Children More details...