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The Shire of Ravenslake and The Thieves of Hearts are proud to present:

The Known World Academy of Rapier and
the Known World Costuming Symposium


November 9 - 11, 2012

The Holiday Inn - Itasca
860 W Irving Park Blvd
Itasca, IL 60143-2094


Join us for two days of classes, contests, workshops, and displays of skill in the arts of historical and SCA combat and historical costuming as we bring together students and teachers from both within the SCA and from the larger historical martial arts and costuming communities.

We will feature presentations from well-known speakers, opportunities for sparring and for A&S workshops, and a masquerade ball and cocktail party. You may also wish to find time for a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, home of extensive collections of historical arms, armor, and textiles. More information on this museum can be found on the Activities page.

The event is open to SCA members and non-members alike and we encourage anyone with an interest in history, martial arts, and costuming to join us.


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