[Elfsea] Fwd: [DFT] Write up in San Angelo paper re Coronation

Luciana Caterina di Boniface dolce.luce at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 03:40:15 PDT 2006


Someone has probably already posted this. Work was unbelievably hectic
yesterday, though, and I never saw it. In case noone saw it, though, here it
is

Luciana

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From: Simone Ui'Dunlaingh <simonemu at gmail.com>
Date: Jul 10, 2006 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [DFT] Write up in San Angelo paper re Coronation
To: Canton of Dragonsfire Tor <dragonsfire-tor at lists.ansteorra.org>

Thank you so much for sharing this artical

simone

On 7/9/06, Ldyinnes at aol.com <Ldyinnes at aol.com> wrote:
>
> Standard-times photo by Cynthia Esparza
>
> David Knebel of Fort Worth is knighted during activities at the Society
for
> Creative Anachronism coronation at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Hundreds of
> medieval and renaissance history buffs attended the daylong events on
Saturday.
>
> PRINT THIS STORY | E-MAIL THIS STORY
>
> Celebration fit for a kingSociety of history enthusiasts holds its
bi-annual
> crowningBy THALIA I. LONGORIA, tlongoria at sastandardtimes.com or 659-8378
> July 9, 2006Instead of playing cowboys and Indians as a child, Michael
> Geisendorff of Midland imagined himself as a medieval knight.
>
>
> On Saturday, reality surpassed his childhood expectations when he was
crowned
> King of Ansteorra in San Angelo. The Society for Creative Anachronism,
which
> is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the
appearances
> and values of medieval and renaissance Europe, held a bi-annual crowning
at
> the Wells Fargo Pavilion. ''I tried to be a knight before finding this
> society,'' said Geisendorff, dubbed King Aaron MacGregor within the
kingdom, which
> covers most of what is otherwise known as Texas and all of Oklahoma.
''It's a huge
> honor. I dreamed about being a knight growing up.'' Saturday's all-day
event
> was held to honor Geisendorff and his wife Tiffany Geisendorff. Their
reign
> will last six months. Geisendorff has been active in SCA for about 18
years and
> previously served as king in 2002. ''I'm responsible for the fun of five
to
> seven thousand people. I allow them to play their games and have their fun
while
> I deal with mundane responsibilities,'' Geisendorff said. At Saturday's
> medieval spectacle, about 300 participants were all in renaissance and
medieval
> attire, trying to closely relive history. The event also had an evening
feast,
> merchants and a King's Champion tournament where participants fought each
other
> for the honor of being the king's right hand man. Emulating a real
tournament,
> contestants dressed in armor and shields battled with wrapped rattan
sticks
> serving as their swords. Combatants competed until one dealt a blow that
would
> have been considered debilitating if the sword play was real. Camaraderie,
> honor and upholding tradition are the values that Beth Wolff from the Fort
Worth
> area believes is the most prominent aspect of the SCA. ''You can walk back
> into a life of dignity and honor,'' she said Saturday. ''We love upholding
things
> like honesty and chivalry.'' Wolff played the role of bard - poet, singer
and
> songwriter - for the outgoing monarch, and she said she is looking forward
to
> the return of the Geisendorffs. ''I've been incredibly impressed by who
they
> are,'' Wolff said. ''For most of us, it's a dream. They are very special
to
> us.''
>
>
>
>
>
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