October has been busy with demos, so Bordescros will be hosting its first “Newcomers’ Gathering” in Albury for many years, to follow up from the interest that we had at Border Dimensions and Fusion recently.

There is a great deal happening in The Crossing at the moment, and we invite everyone to join us whether you are a person who is coming to their first event, a past or present member, or a wayfarer from a surrounding Barony/Shire.   Come along and meet more members of our Shire.

The Gathering will be held at the Albury Wodonga Sportfishing Club, Lockheed Drive, Albury beginning at 2.00 p.m. with tournaments, games and activities for all ages.   There will be an Arts & Sciences display, with entries welcome across any craft from before 1600.   There are no set categories, so bring out your clothing, embroidery, armour, calligraphy, illumination, brewing and so much more.

There will be a feast from about 6.00 p.m.   Bring along a contribution towards the feast, anything from bread, cheese or fruit through to pre1600 recipes.  A simple guide is to avoid tomatoes, potatoes, corn, avocadoes and other fruits of the ‘New World’.

You will need to make an attempt at pre-1600 clothing, but we can provide you with loaner clothing for the day.

The cost for non-members is $5.00, with the feast an additional $8.00 for adults, with school age children free (for the feast).  You can come for all or part of the day.

So if you have only just discovered us, and wonder what our events are like, this is a great time to come along and have a look.



For the feast on Saturday November 18th we will be hosting another A&S competition! This time the theme will be:

*Something within the reach of an interested novice to the SCA, who may have no prior experience with the skillset*

For example:
* How to set up a game (e.g. tafl, bocce ball)
* Recipe
* Garb
* Shield
* Directions for a dance
* Calligraphy or illumination
* Or your own choice–no need to be limited to what’s listed here!

To achieve top points in this competition will require **documentation** that includes a source or sources, as well as a **step by step tutorial.**

We would also like to ask that entries would be able to be submitted electronically after the competition, so they can be posted to our website if the participant agrees. And of course entries can be submitted via email (where appropriate) if the participant cannot physically attend the feast.

And to go with the competition, a display! The theme will be “SCA on a budget.” Let’s think op shop finds, basic feasting gear, cookbooks, and more!

Looking forward to all the excellent crafts and ideas people will have to share with not only our newcomers but all of us who might be interested in dabbling in a new skill set.


For further information email scabordescros@gmail.com or phone 0427 432 870.