NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XVII, no. viii, August 2007
This year the Legion will have its Fall Encampment
at Marietta Mansion on September 15-16. It will be open to the
public from 10 AM to 4 PM both days, though participants should try to
arrive early if possible. This our "small and casual" event, not
a big full-blown shindig like Roman Days. There will be no
set schedule of activities, nor any vendors. Basically it's just
us and the tent on the lawn with whatever visitors show up. When
they want us to march around or chuck javelins, we will! Other
Roman or barbarian groups or individuals are welcome to join us, as
long as you realize that this is a pretty quiet event. (Well, we
do get swarmed by school kids once in a while!) It's probably a
good idea to let Marietta know that you're coming, too. See you
MODEL SOLDIER SHOW
We have received an invitation to the annual
National Capital Model Soldier show in Annandale, VA, but the date is
September 15, conflicting with our Fall Encampment. So I’ll have
to tell them not to expect us this year. However, if anyone is
really dying to set up in the lobby at the Northern Virginia Community
College rather than hang out at Marietta, in whatever historical guise
grabs your fancy, contact Mike Schipono at websoldat AT verizon DOT net
. The show is one day only, and the website is http://www.geocities.com/ncmss/2show.html
REENACTOR FEST, Gettysburg, PA 11/30/07 to 12/2/07
Reenactor Fest is an indoor convention for all reenacting time periods,
from the Roman Empire through Vietnam. Guests are encouraged to
attend in period dress! The 3 day celebration features hundreds
of quality vendor tables, LIVE demonstrations of historical military
& cultural activities every day, interesting seminars and lectures
on a myriad of topics, a Reenactor's Ball, plus music, food and there
is ALWAYS a party going on after the sun goes down!
Reenactor Fest is thrilled to be adding another convention date to our
calendar in historic Gettysburg! When you think of historical
reenacting, few locations spring to mind as quickly as
Gettysburg. The town and historic battlefields cater to
reenactors and history buffs, and the Eisenhower hotel is right there
in Gettysburg itself... mere minutes from the fields where the din of
battle changed our Nation forever. You'll love your time at the
convention too! The vendor hall, seminars, live music and
demonstrations, the Grand Ball, nightly parties, and the electricity in
the air that only happens when you bring so many great reenactors
together in one spot!
Check it out at: http://www.reenactorfest.com
We also have a Reenactor Fest board at the reenactor.Net forums: http://www.reenactor.net/forums/index.php?board=65.0
Quintus notes: I’m planning to go in my Bronze
Age gear, but I’m sure they’ll love some Romans, too! We might
even be able to arrange a demo of some sort, which would earn free
attendance. Anyone interested?
Well, it's a little early, but I have just been
contacted by Parkwood Baptist Church in Annandale, asking if we could
supply three Romans for their Bethlehem show on December 8-9. The
hours are 4 to 8 PM both days. They’d like to have three
legionaries if possible.
Richard Campbell has signed up for a metalworking
class in September, http://www.theartleague.org/school/course_desc.php?class_id=11334
. The Art League School offers all sorts of other crafty classes
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
I wanted to extend an invitation to military re-enactors, but
especially Roman re-enactors, to a Military Timeline Event sponsored by
Legio XI in Atlanta, GA.
Dates are from Friday, 28 Sep '07 through Sunday, 30 Sep '07.
Location is the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in
Kennesaw, GA, which is just outside of Atlanta. Address to the museum
is 2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
The event will feature historical military re-enactors from all
periods, ancient through modern. Legio XI will coordinate the
Roman participation with the event organizers, and planned events (so
far) are as follows:
Friday, 28 Sep '07
Set Up Encampment and Displays
Interaction with Museum Visitors
Saturday, 29 Sep '07
Interaction with Museum Visitors
RAT/Roman Dinner at local restaurant
Sunday, 30 Sep '07
Tear-Down and Departure
If you have questions or suggestions, please email me at edward *dot*
gibbons *at* us.army.mil
Hope to see many of our friends at the event.
MILITARY TIMELINE, ATLANTA
I am looking for someone to serve as an Ancient Roman Re-Enactor for
our program on September 16. On this weekend, the Atlanta History
Center is hosting its program, Exploring the Military Timeline.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in participating,
please let me know via email.
Thank you kindly,
Manager of Public Programs I Atlanta History Center
VToranzo AT AtlantaHistoryCenter DOT com
On behalf of the ISPA and The Legionaries and Supporters of Legio VI
Ferrata Fidelas Constans would like to formally invite you to our sixth
annual Castra Romana, November 16, 17, and 18, 2007. This event will be
held at Givhans State Park in South Carolina. Knowing it is a bit
of a drive for most, we are pulling out all the stops (including lots
of new stuff!!) to make this an experience you will not want to miss,
and will never forget!
Any ancient re-enactors, Romans, Barbarians, Gladiators, and Civilians
are invited! Vendors too!
While this event will be advertised and open to the public, our primary
goal is to provide a unique experience to our participants. To
this end we have a great number of events which will interest the Roman
Reenactor, be they soldier or civilian! If you have a unique
impression you would like to bring and add, please contact us.
The last years have been an outstanding success, and this year will be
Soldiers will get the opportunity to drill and train, throw live pila
on the pila range, practice live sword (against a post of course!), in
addition to participating in Needlefelt mock combat both on the drill
field for spectators Saturday, you will see the Gladiators in the arena
in daylight, and at a special torchlight nighttime match just before
the Grand Convivia!
The highlight of the event will be the Centurios Convivium, a grande
Roman Banquet and hosted by the Centurio. Ask anyone about our
feast! The food alone is worth the drive!
Average Temperature in November in South Carolina is 65-75
degrees. In addition there are few if any events on the calendar
for that period of time. Plus the mosquitos are mostly dead!
Legio VI will be onsite Thursday the 14th to Monday the 19rd, but you
should try to arrive sometime Thursday or Friday unless you are setting
special event or station. Re-enacting events start Friday
night. Vendors are welcome to set up a display, but we ask that
they remain in period as much as they are able, and you must contact us
as soon as possible. We have limited room for vendors, but will
endeavor to accommodate you in the period market, or vendor row.
event is being planned for the participants, so we need you to
attend! Please RSVP via EMAIL by October 1st with firm numbers if
at all possible (this is so we can plan the feast).
It is our sincerest hope you will plan to attend. We will have an
excellent time, and want you to be there to celebrate the growth of
Roman Living Archeology, at the best Castra Romana EVER!
Event Contact: Rusty Myers
JustusLonginus AT aol DOT com
August 4 --Monthly Workshop. Stay tuned for details.
September 15-16 --Fall Encampment, Marietta Mansion
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion,
supposedly published on the Ides of each month. I am Quintus, aka
Matthew Amt, the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter,
matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/