Virtual Magna Faire 2021

The Barony of Iron Mountain invites you to Virtual Magna Faire on December 11th, 2021.

Magna Faire falls two weeks after Thanksgiving and two weeks before Christmas. Make plans to slip away from the holiday chaos and enjoy the fun. The theme is “Trade Secrets” and that’s what we will do through classes and camaraderie.  Don’t forget to share your art and what you’ve discovered by entering Magna Faire. The only documentation required is a who, what and where list of 5 questions. You may also enter the A&S Regional and/or the new A&S Poster category. Be on the watch for a special Great Meridian Bake Along challenge. After Magna Faire, spend time with old friends or meet new ones at the evening Homecoming Social. Be sure to get the latest updates on the Virtual Magna Faire event page:

Virtual Magna Faire 2021 Master Schedule - Central and Eastern Time - Saturday, December 11, 2021

Central TimeClass / Activity TitleTeacher / HostDescriptionEastern Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PMLobby OpensMagna Faire hosts welcome event participants and direct them to their requested rooms.10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PMToys for Tots Tournament - Cancelled due to inclement weatherBaron Erik MartelCancelled due to inclement weather - Patriot Park, 710 Oak Grove Rd. Homewood, AL 35209.11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 - 10:30 AM Class ATips and Tricks of the Blockprinting Trade Mistress Margery of Crosgate (Marsali) In this demo class you will learn ways to transfer your images to a linoleum or wooden block, tips for cutting blocks safely, and tricks to inking blocks so that you have crisp and clean images. We will also look at some of the tools of the trade and discuss the materials and the pros and cons of each. 10:30 - 11:30 AM Class A
9:30 - 11:45 AM Class BCook Along with Mistress Christianna - Grete PyeMistress Christianna MacGrainJust in time for the virtual Magna Faire Feast, Mistress Christianna walks you through the step-by-step process of creating a "Grete Pye". Watch as a demo, or use the Ingredient and Equipment List provided and cook along at home, with time to make sure your dish is ready by feast time! (2 hours)10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Class B (2 hours)
10:45 - 11:45 AM Class ADemystifying the Artisan Path - An Artisan Guide in the SCA Master Raven MayneUnderstanding the unspoken artisan's commonly assumed path, from starting an arts and science, to display, to teaching, to Competitions. 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Class A
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMagna Faire Room Opens - Entrant Review and JudgingMistress Gwenndolynn ni hAilleachainEntrants review each other's entries and submit their judging forms12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
11:45 - 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAKLUNCH BREAK11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Class A
1:00 - 2:00 PM Class ABeginning Nalbinding - part 1 - Stitch MechanicsMistress Muirghein inghean RioghainLearn to nalbind starting with the Oslo stitch. Part 1 consists of learning to make the stitch and adding more yarn to your progress. Bring a needle (nalbinding, plastic canvas type, or large darning type) and yarn.2:00 - 3 PM Class A
1:00 - 2:00 PM Class BAccessorizing in Three Kingdoms: the Korean Peninsula - (57 BC - 668 AD) Lady Min Soo YunIf you were transported to Three Kingdoms Era Korean Peninsula, what accessories would people be using to denote status and show their wealth? And as an artist, what techniques would you use to make those accessories? This class will explore the accessories found in tomb goods and murals across the Three Kingdoms, how trade influenced the artistry of accessories, and how religion not only shaped what accessories looked like but also how frequently accessories were used.2:00 - 3 PM Class B
2:15 - 3:15 PM Class ATrading SecretsDaire O LochainnA look at period codes, ciphers and concealments and their history in diplomacy, ‘science’ and espionage.3:15 - 4:15 PM Class A
2:15 - 3:15 PM Class BMaking Your Bocksten CoteTHLady Inan bint SufianLearn how to take measurements to make your pattern and assemble this Swedish T-Tunic. We'll also cover how to add gores and gussets the easy way. 3:15 - 4:15 PM Class B
3:30 - 4:30 PM Class BThe Secrets, Legends, and Myths of The AssassinsTHLady Sara al-GarnatiyyaUnravelling the myths and legends surrounding the so-called Assassins Order. Who they really were, what they did, why they were so named.4:30 - 5:30 PM Class B
3:30 - 4:30 PM Class ASecrets of the Village Dye PotMistress Arielle de BrabazonIntroduction to natural dyes: how they work and how to create them.4:30 - 5:30 PM Class A
5:00 PM Kingdom of Meridies ZoomCOURT6:00 PM
6:00 PMKingdom of MeridiesDECEMBER SOCIAL7:00 PM

This year, we are also asking you to take time and donate to Toys For Tots, an organization near-and-dear to several Barony members over the years. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. Toys for Tots has been working through the pandemic as well, supplying toys to various organizations that then delivered toys to children in their local area (See more about this on the Toys for Tots website:

All times listed are in US Central Standard Time. This will be listed as “All times are Central.” Please use the following website to help you convert the event times to your own local times: