Join us for Hoplologia’s Annual Symposium and General Meeting, which will be held this year in Dearborn, Michigan: just outside The Motor City.
This year’s event will include classes, workshops and discussions on a variety of topics covering historical context, reenactment skills, martial, material and musical culture, a gear swap/blanket sale, and a great deal of socializing. There’ll be something for everyone! Also: proximity to really good middle eastern food, and some really cool museums. The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and The Detroit Institute of Arts I recommend, but unfortunately Greenfield Village will be closed during the event.
On Friday and Saturday, lunch and a light breakfast will be included with the event.
On Saturday night, there’s an optional catered dinner (separate cost from registration, more details below).
This event is open to members and non-members alike. This is good time to meet us if you are considering joining us!
Hosted by Hoplologia-Michigan
When & Where
Friday and Saturday (15 & 16 February) from 9 AM - 5 PM at the Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church: 24110 Cherry Hill St., Dearborn MI, 48124.
Sunday, 17 February from 9 AM-12 PM space will be open for more fencing and other activities at Salle D’Etroit: 36745 Amrhein Rd, Livonia, MI 48150.
Activities & Classes
Here’s a rough list of the activities and classes (final schedule to be announced closer to event):
Thursday (14 Feb, 6 - 10 PM): optional meet up at House Farrell
Saturday (16 Feb, 6-10 PM ): Optional Catered Dinner at Andiamo Dearborn
Sunday (17 Feb, 9AM - 12 PM): More open fencing, dancing, and music at Salle D’Etroit
Current list of classes and activities:
Church-related presentation - Jean-François Gagné
Embroidery - Tasha Dandelion Kelly
Knitting - Marla Desat
Polyphony - Bernard Emmerich
Tactics Seminar - Aurora Simmons & Christian G. Cameron
Spear - Greg Mele
Condottieri Lecture- Christian G. Cameron & Greg Mele
Kit Fundamentals - Aurora Simmons
Building an Interpretation - Christian G. Cameron
Sword & Buckler - Josh Little
Gear swap / blanket sale
Music and dance practice
Optional Saturday Night Dinner
Saturday night, we have arranged for a catered family-style dinner at a nice local Italian restaurant, Andiamo Dearborn. We have a private room that will accommodate up to 50 people from 6-10 PM. While the setting is distinctly modern, you are welcome (and Melissa would say encouraged!) to pull out your 14th Century finest, or come in modern attire.
The meal will consist of salad, bread, entree, pasta, dessert service, and choice of soft drinks for $50 USD (includes tax & service charge). A cash bar will be available in the main restaurant. The two entrees options are NY Strip Steak with wild mushrooms and onions, or Chicken Piccata.
For folks with special dietary needs we can work with the restaurant to make sure you're accommodated. Please specify any specific needs in the registration form, and we’ll be in touch.
For kids who may be coming and won't eat a full adult meal, it will be possible to order as needed off the restaurant's kid's menu (kids plates are about $11 USD).
To help keep costs for the main event down, this charge is separate. Also, we need to have a final headcount by 9 February, so please be aware of this when registering. We cannot add people after that.
Fees & Registration
Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided on Friday and Saturday
(specify any dietary requirements in the comments at registration)
Adults: $40 (USD)
Teenagers (13 to 17) accompanied by an adult: $20 (USD)
Free for 12 years old and under.
Insurance: $20 (USD) (13 years old and up) for insurance.
Saturday Dinner: $50 (USD) / person (for the catered meal package)
Payment by PayPal (fees will be added), personal check or cash.
Payment at the door is the same price but does not include food.
An email confirmation with your final cost will be sent to you. Please fill out one form for family paying (one invoice will be sent per registration form).
Please contact Dave Farrell (david_at_farrellhouse.us) with any questions.
Note: once you register you will be asked if we can add your name to our mailing list. If you wish to be involved in Hoplologia events, please select yes. We will never spam you or give your email to a third party.