FALL ENCAMPMENT: AFTER-ACTION REPORT
The weekend before our event,
the Washington Post ran a little
article about it, including a color photo of myself and Richard!
The information was a little shaky, but it was apparently enough to
out quite a few visitors. He and I were mobbed right at
time, mostly by kids, and everyone seemed to be having fun.
A few more brave Romans showed up as the day went by. We had a
turnout on Sunday, and fewer visitors but still enthusiastic
We might even get a recruit or two! Thanks to all participants
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Mike Cope has decided to sell off a few pieces of gear, since he has two or three of most things. Contact him at vergil96 AT comcast DOT net for details and haggling. All items are well-maintained and in great condition, and "Legio XX Approved".
--Corbridge type A lorica segmentata made by Joe Piela of Lonely
--Museum Replicas Pompeii gladius, $350. Mike replaced the whole hilt and added openwork decoration to the scabbard. Second from right in this photo: http://www.larp.com/legioxx/gladii3.jpg
--Mainz/Fulham type gladius, prototype blade from Albion Armorers, hilt and scabbard by Mike, $250.
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
From Eric Jadaszewski, "Just wanted to let everyone know about our 2nd annual Time Line event at the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH on Oct 14, 15, 2006. The fort is a very reenactor-friendly site, scenic, good facilties and always a lot of fun. Please contact me if your group is interested in attending this year and I'll give you more details."
From Rusty Myers, Legio VI Ferrata:
Pompeii Dies Pro Vesuvius: Pompeii, the Day Before Vesuvius
NOTE NEW DATE! February 2-4, Mobile, Alabama
We have been contacted by the
Exploreum Museum (http://www.exploreum.net)
regarding hosting an event February 2-4, 2007, in conjunction with the
US Premier of the Pompeii Exhibit opening at the Museum in Mobile,
Essentially this would be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event, so we would look to a Late Thursday/early Friday arrival time. The museum is looking at assisting re-enactors with reimbursement for travel, very low hotel rates for those who need to hotel ($55-$75 at a brand new Renaissance Marriot which is re-opening in conjunction with the Pompeii Exhibit). A feast Saturday evening, and most importantly:
Free admission to actually see the Pompeii Exhibit (perhaps with a private guide). This exhibit will be touring the US in 2007 and I believe will only be at about 4 locations nationwide, so that is a unique opportunity! The event would be hosted at the USS Alabama State Park (www.ussalabama.com) which also has a number of attractions many of us would find interesting. We will be able to stay onsite, camp, and cook. Think of it as Nashville, with a Battleship, and events for the re-enactors, plus a chance to see the Pompeii Exhibit.
Basically I need to know how many folks are interested! Pretty much any Roman impression will be welcome, as we will be taking the Castra Romana Marketplace and plan to have a large soldiers camp, a market, and other Roman related events. Soldiers? Civilians? Senators? Vendors? I do not need a commitment now, just rough numbers for planning. Please shoot me an email atjustuslonginus AT aol DOT com with numbers or ideas.
October 7--Legio XX Monthly Workshop, at Roger and
10 to 5
October 20-22 --Castra Romana, hosted by Legio VI Ferrata, South Carolina, http://legvi.tripod.com/castroromani/
December 1-2 --Bethlehem Marketplace, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Friday, 1 to 4 on Saturday.
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, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/.