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Silver Desert 45th Anniversary Tournament & Championship

Saturday September 30th, 2023
Reno, Nevada

From the West Kingdom History page: The first meeting of the Silver Desert was a potluck dinner and revel held on September 30, 1978. The members of a sci-fi club on campus, called Starbase 36, saw an SCA demo and thought we should form an SCA group. At 12th Night, three months later, 25 people came to Court and asked to be formerly made a Shire. We became known as the 'pop-up shire'.
To honor that event, we invite one and all – especially those who came over the pass in those first few years and taught us EVERYTHING – to come and help us celebrate with games, food and fun.

We will also be holding our unique Championship. Details on this years' weird competitions will follow but generally, there is nothing you can do to prepare! Bwahahaha!

We will have a potluck dinner with the Province providing the main meat dish.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - more details to follow!

Terrain Description: groomed park grass. cement apron around single story building
Insects or wild animals to be aware of on/ near site: mosquitoes, bees, spiders, squirrels, etc
Site Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Electrical Outlets, Sidewalks, Close / Handicap Parking, Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies, Potable Water, Shopping near by, Modern Lighting: Such as Street/ Walkway lights, Picnic Areas/ Tables
Additional Comments: Dogs on leash allowed outside. Only service dogs allowed inside building.

Event Steward: Siobhan ni Seaghdha.OP (Dianne Karp) — Email: — Phone Number: 775-742-1457

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 10 AM and site closes at 8 PM
Site Fee: 
Adult "Non-Member" Registration $25; Adult Member Registration $20; Children under 18 free; Family Cap n/a

From Reno: Take 395 North. Exit at White Lake Parkway. Turn right and follow it about 3 miles (past the 7/11). The park is on your right.
From north of Reno: Take 395 South. Exit at Bordertown. Turn left onto White Lake Parkway. The park is about a 1.5 miles down the road on your left.