GateGoat is coming!

This year, Kingdom 12th Night & Festival of Maidens will be using GateGoat to help you get through the check-in process as quickly and painlessly as possible! Here’s how it works:

1. Go online to and select the 12th Night event. You can do this before the event or while you’re waiting in line.
2. Enter your information. Note that GateGoat is only available to individual, paid members at this time.
3. You’ll receive the total amount that you need to pay along with a confirmation number.
4. Give your confirmation number to the GateGoat volunteer, show you blue card and pay as normal.
5. You’re done!

Please note that GateGoat is NOT an e-payment application. It only streamlines the registration process. You will pay at the Gate as normal with cash or check. This means that feast seats can only be guaranteed by pre-registering in the traditional manner or paying at the door. registration for Kingdom 12th Night and Festival of Maidens is open now. You can register at any time, even while you’re waiting in line! Don’t forget, if you choose to register now, you must save or remember your confirmation number. That number is the only way the Gate can access your registration!

3 Weeks!


We’re just 3 short weeks from Kingdom Dragonshire 12th Night and Festival of Maidens!

We know everyone is busy with holiday travel and celebrations, but we wanted to remind everyone of a few important deadlines that are coming up in the next several days:

12/27/2018 — Room Block Closes for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Oswego

12/31/2018 — Event Pre-Registration Closes

1/3/2019 — Room Block Closes for the AmericInn by Wyndham Oswego

Further lodging information can be found HERE.
Event Registration information can be found HERE.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and we’ll be back next week with more information! If anyone has any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to the department heads via their e-mails on our Staff Page.

In Service,
The Kingdom Dragonshire 12th Night and Festival of Maidens Staff

Hotel Block Updates

Time is running out to reserve your rooms for the event! In just a few short days, reservations will close for our two hotel blocks.

Visit our Lodging page to reserve your room today!


5 Weeks (Help Wanted)

Hey, Midrealm!

We’re roughly 5 weeks out from Kingdom Dragonshire 12th Night and Festival of Maidens and we could use your help!

We are looking for help in several different areas at the event:
Unloading/Porter — Work with Baron Andreas to assist those who need it with unloading their items at the start of the event.
Retaining — Walk around with members of the Royal Family, often assisting them with small tasks as they go about their day. This also provides an excellent opportunity to get to know our Crown and Heirs!
Herald — In 4 hour shifts, roam the halls of the site making announcements and updates for the event staff. This is a fantastic, low-key opportunity to work on voice heraldry without the pressure of being in Court.
Royalty Room Guard — This is a stationary position, posted outside of the Royalty Room. Just as retaining is vital, so is protecting our Royal Family’s belongings!
Volunteer Point — Volunteer Point makes the event go, supporting the event staff in the event that there needs to be a last minute position filled.
Dishwashing — Help the feast steward by washing dishes. The later shift is during feast. You will be fed.
Kitchen Cleanup — Help during feast and after to clean and pack up the kitchen. You will be fed.
Site Cleanup — Assist with packing up the site.

Those interested in volunteering for one of these positions can sign up here:

Still pondering what to get your favorite Child of the Dragon for the holidays? Pre-registration for Dragonshire Kingdom 12th Night and Festival of Maidens is still open until December 31st! Visit our Registration page for more info:

As a reminder, we have not one, but two hotels for our out of town guests to lay their heads at. If a hotel’s not your speed, our Crash Space Coordinator is working dilligently to partner with local SCA members for available space. You can check out our lodging options here:

In Service,
The Kingdom Dragonshire 12th Night and Festival of Maidens Staff

Updates Galore!

It’s only 11 weeks until Kingdom 12th Night and Festival of Maidens!

We are pleased to announce that mail-in registration is now available. Breeze through gate and get to the action by sending in your registration forms early! Forms can be found on our registration page here:

Are you coming in from the far reaches of the Kingdom and looking for a place to lay your head for a night or two? We have partnered with a local hotel to provide a room block for our weary travelers.

We are also partnering with our locals to coordinate crash space for those who want to spend a bit more time with their friends outside of the event before they make their long journeys home.

Visit our website for Hotel and Crash Space information:

Has someone done something really cool in your local group? Has someone helped you out at an event? Submit an award recommendation to let TRM A’kos and Bella know they should be recognized at Kingdom 12th Night and Festival of Maidens!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Hotel Block

Now that we’ve signed our site contract, we will be looking at local hotels to partner with them to host a room block and possibly a post revel similar to what has been hosted after Maidens in years past.

Keep an eye on this space for more event updates as they happen!