NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XVII, no. xii, December 2007
We apparently had a good contingent at the Parklawn
Baptist Church Bethlehem show last weekend, and we are even now in the
midst of the Adventist Walk Through Bethlehem. Hopefully
the weather won't cancel either of the last two shows this
weekend! If you need find out if the show is still on, check
their website at http://www.bethlehemwalk.info/
, or call 301-680-6122. Please use your best judgement about
attending if the roads are bad! For anyone planning to attend as
general public, tickets are on sale at the door, $4 each.
Roger and JJ Moskey will be hosting the first
Fabrica of 2008 at their house on January 5. The usual reminder
will go out. Be there!
The annual Lupercalia party will be on Saturday,
February 16 at Richard and Allison Campbell's house. We usually
say 5pm until whenever, but you can also show up early for a makeshift
Fabrica. Classical or Romanesque attire is encouraged, but
hobnails are not! This is the Party To Not Miss.
ROMAN DAYS 2008
Due to a change in management following Susan
Wolfe's retirement, it looks like we may be losing the use of Marietta
Mansion, at least for Roman Days. So there will be some
CHANGES. The next Roman Days will probably be the last weekend in
September, 2008 (not June), at a park in Northern Virginia.
Richard and Deb have been working in concert with the Fairfax County
Latin Teachers Association, whose members are very enthusiastic about
helping out with a site, funding, and more. The discussion
is on the Roman Days list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/romandays/
BATTLE FILMING from Robert Wear, Legio V Alaudae
Dear Legion Commanders,
I’ve started working out the logistics for a massive
battle film at my farm in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I’m
tentatively looking at the first weekend in June 2008 as possible
dates. Roman Days used to be during that time, but is now becoming a
This is still in the super early planning stages but
everyone in the group is more excited about it than any other event
idea we’ve done, so we’re going to do it. It’s just a matter of
dates now. If we were to plan for JUNE 6-8, would we be causing
problems with any other roman events in the works that you know of?
Right now, the plan is to stay almost completely
devoid of plot – just take an entire day (or two if possible) and make
a friggin awesome battle scene (around 10 minutes). Then in the
following months later when we don’t need a cast of 80, we’ll worry
about filling in the lead ups to the battle. We’ve actually made
lots of these in the past so I’m supremely confident I can get a great
battle scene, especially now that I have actual training in production,
access to good technology, and people who know how to use it.
Our first one back in 2002 in high school we had 23
people at the high point of the film day. Now we have more gear,
know more folks, and I still have contact info on the 50 people who
came to the last 4 we had and want to come again. I think if we
could get some reenactors from other groups down here, 80 or more is a
perfectly possible number of extras (and would be great fun to be
fighting in the midst of).
It's also during the summer break in a tourist
town. So it would be easy to bring the whole family down.
If they don’t like roman stuff, they can go to Dollywoods or the
National Park etc.
LEGIO V ALAUDAE
rwear AT utk DOT edu
LEGO, LEGERE from Sylvia Shults
Okay, I've got one more contest that I've
entered. Once again, this is not for my glory, but for someone
else's. I'll tell you about the contest, then I'll tell you why
I'd really really like your help in winning it.
My new romance trilogy, Timeless Embrace, has just
been released in paperback. (Yay me!) It has a super
awesome cover, which you've seen on my website. I am so jazzed
about this cover that I put it up for a Covey Award. Here's the
link to the site:
You'll be voting on the Most Eye-catching Cover and
on the Most Relevant Cover. There are a whole bunch of really
great covers in the contest, but I sure hope you vote for mine, and
I'll tell you why.
The cover for Timeless Embrace was designed by Lori
and Maxwell James. Lori is my editor at Linden Bay Romance, and
Maxwell is her son. This is Max's first cover. Ever.
I thought he did a stunning job on it, and the best way I could think
of to show my appreciation was to enter the cover in this
contest. I would be thrilled to tiny little bits if he and Lori
were to win this contest.
So please, take a couple of minutes, bounce on over
to the site, and vote for Timeless Embrace. It's cover #
12. Vote anytime during December, and let's win this contest for
Lori and Max! Thanks bunches!
publishing at http://www.sylviashults.com
December 8, 9, 13, 15, and 16--Walk Through Bethlehem,
Seventh Day Adventist World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD
January 5, 2008-- Regular Monthly Workshop at Roger and
February 16-- Lupercalia party at Richard and Allison's
April 19-20-- Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion,
Glenn Dale, MD
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/