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Baron’s Men “Henry IV Part I”

Go To Baron’s Men Site
You may buy tickets at the theater too.

Scene from “Dead of Winter” (October 13, 2017)
Featuring our friend Scottie Jones (center stage)

The Baron’s Men Will Perform

“Henry IV Part I by William Shakespeare”
The Play Wikipedia ArticleBaron’s Men on Facebook

The Baron’s Men Web Site

Weekend 1 – October 5-6, 2018
Weekend 2 – October 12-13, 2018
Weekend 3 – October 18-20, 2018
Weekend 3 – October 25-27, 2018

You are encouraged to attend the play
October 12, 2018 at 8-10:30 PM CDT
after the King’s Dinner 2018

Excerpt from The Baron’s Men Announcement:

Come one, come all and gather ’round the Boar’s Head Tavern in East Cheap for Master Shakespeare’s classic coming of age tale for our own Prince Hal- Henry IV, Part I. That kinda fun play you read your Senior year, but now with 100% more bawdy jokes, and the raucous humors you always wanted and suspected it to have — lakeside on a thrust stage under torchlight.

Including interludes of the rotund knight himself, Sir John Falstaff; interspersed with historic bits, courtly intrigue, and that guy they based Black Fish Tully on in Game of Thrones. To further pique your interest: thievery of a most unsavory character, a musical number in Welsh, a rebellion against the crown so big it includes Welsh and the Scots, dick jokes aplenty, and the battle of Shrewsbury where our Young Prince Hal finally takes on the mantle of a warlike Harry that could assume the port of Mars. Oh, and prostitutes.

Ticket box at 7:00 PM
Theater open at 7:30 PM
Play at 8:00 PM


Richard Garriott de Cayeux’s Curtain Theater
7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr
Austin, TX 78730

Tour of The Curtain Theatre, by Winfield of PaxLair

Go To Baron’s Men Site
You may buy tickets at the theater too.

King’s Dinner 2018 Austin October 12, 2018 features Richard Garriott (Lord British) and Starr Long (Darkstarr) at medieval-themed BBQ dinner

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The Program

Shroud of the Avatar Game and Friends Gathering in Austin, Texas

October 12, 2018 at 5-8 PM CDT

Don’t know about Shroud of the Avatar?? Check it out!

Go To Free SotA Trial Access Site

Guest List

Sponsor List (people, guilds, companies!)

SotA Forum Discussion Thread

Tickets on sale through October 8, 2018

All-you-can-eat BBQ dinner with a Medieval Theme
Attire: Garb recommended; modern casual is just fine!
We are out to meet you have have fun!

County Line on the Lake Restaurant
5204 FM 2222 Austin, Texas (Google maps)

“Sire! Why are the peasants revolting again? What are thy orders?”

Picture thyself in the Renaissance or Middle Ages
where thou dine with peasants, nobles, the King’s Court and the King!
Be witty and challenge the King,
yet be careful as he may be displeased and send thee to the dungeon!

Richard Garriott “Lord British”


Starr Long “Darkstarr”

Starr Long Interview at CES 2015 (January 2015)

This event is intended for
Shroud of the Avatar current, new, and interested players,
developers, former developers, and friends of developers and players.

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The Program

    • Plenty of toasting and boasting in a medieval spirit! Wear garb if ye have it or come as you are!
    • 3-hour event is very socially designed. Everyone can move around a lot!
  • All-you-can-eat BBQ buffet with sides and beverages. Come hungry! Grilled Veggie Kabob Platter with Baked Potato also available.
  • Caricature Artist On Site!  Get your picture drawn and signed by Lord British and Darkstarr!
  • Outdoor areas allow for Live-Action Role-play sword/dagger duels, quiet conversations near the water and boisterous calls demanding attention to issues of the Realm!
  • Spontaneous storytelling, singing and dancing! Perhaps some jugglers and court jesters!
  • Modern screens and projectors showing videos of Shroud of the Avatar and other fun things.


David Watson “Iolo” Playing Stones

Richard Garriott de Cayeux made a comment about the Stones – Ultima V – IX Classical Guitar Cover video/song in January 2018.  He said:
“No joke… This is so good, it brings tears to my eyes when I listen to it! Gonna put this on “heavy rotation” at Britannia Manor, and back the Patreon: THANKS!”

Scottie Jones “Lord Nimrond Ionescu”,
a Great Actor, Scholar, Singer, and Orator

Scottie Singing!

Scottie describing and reading
“The Rubaiyat of Omar Kayyam, written before the Crusades,
but translated into English by Edward Fitzgerald
nearly 150 years ago”
at 3h14m56s in the video (30 minute segment)

Stephen Daniele – Artist

Shroud of the Avatar Concept Art

Pen of the Avatar ~ Darkstarr and Lord British (July 1, 2014)

Heather Joy – Famous Caricature Artist
Heather Joy’s “About Faces” Page

She has worked next to, trained, and learned from some of the best caricaturists in the country, including Steve and Gary Fasen, Buddy Rose, Glen Ferguson, Lorin Bernsen, Chris Galvin, Miguel Aguilar, Robert Sundin, J.W. Cornelius, and Teresa Farrington.

Heather draws amazing caricatures, her 20+ years of experience is apparent as she captures in an instant the likeness and personality of each person she draws.

Sit in the chair, about 3-5 minutes, get your face physically drawn (or your family) and have Heather Joy, Lord british, Darkstarr, and more sign it!
What a FANTASTIC physical item to take home & frame!
Don’t miss out!

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Tickets on sale through October 8, 2018


All of you are specially invited!
Reach Winfield of PaxLair for special coupon code if you have not received it!
Bring your family too!

Grand Duke Sponsors
specifically donated to help bring you to this event
giving you a Grand opportunity to meet with all who enjoy your
continuing creativity and devotion to us players and the gaming industry.

Pendant for the Devs!

Sponsor List (people, guilds, companies!)

Guest List



A Peruvian Friendship Bracelet to humbly wear at the event!
Learn about Friendship Bracelets here.


an exclusive Blue and Gold Community coin given to you
by Lord British’s hand
(coins are given to attendees and are not for purchase except through Sponsorships)


a Digital In-game (SotA) “Kings Dinner 2018 Community Cloak”
(Digital Cloaks can be purchased by anyone – attendees and non-attendees)
Delivered by SotA In-game Mail soon after purchase.

SOTACON – Austin 2018 VIPs are Knights also get … 

Lord British Portrait – SotA Pint Glasses


Knights’ Daggers!
— boffer type, not sharp .. whew —
Which Knights are for Lord British or Darkstarr??
Ten on a side … How will the Knights Decide?
Come find out!


Warning: Laughter and Fun will be contagious
Maximum attendees: 150

to help reduce dinner ticket prices, increase entertainment and gifts,
and show your support!

Sponsor List (people, guilds, companies!)

Sponsorships are available to attendees and non-attendees.
Sponsors get additional special items based on level
(shipped to you if you cannot attend).

Generous sponsors are reducing the price of your dinner from $40 to $29, enabling entertainment and gifts, and providing special honors to the developers. Please thank the Sponsors!

This event is hosted by Winfield of PaxLair.

Buy Cloaks, Tickets, Sponsorships Now!
Tickets on sale NOW through October 8, 2018

The Program

Guest List

SotA Forum Discussion Thread


After Dinner on October 12, many of us (including Lord British) will drive 8 minutes to Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theater to see the Baron’s Men Theatrical Production of Shakespearean “Henry IV Part 1”.

Ticket box office opens at 7:00 PM, Theater opens at 7:30 PM, Play starts at 8:00 PM. Get tickets ahead of time or at the box office there. Continue a Grand Evening with us!

Richard Garriott 10th Anniversary Space Lunch October 12, 2018 Lunch - on this day 2008, Richard Garriott launched into Space to the ISS - Celebrate with him!


Guest List

Come have lunch with Richard Garriott de Cayeux exactly 10 years after he launched into Space on the ISS-Soyuz-TMA-13 mission

The Soyuz FG rocket blasted off from Site 1 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on Oct. 12, 2008 at 11:01:33 Moscow Time (07:01:33 GMT), carrying the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft. Onboard were members of Expedition 18 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, along with an American space tourist Richard Garriott. Garriott, a 47-old computer game developer and a son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, reportedly paid between $30 and 35 million for a 12-day ride in space.
Ref: ISS Soyuz TMA-13

Hear Richard’s stories, ask questions, learn about Space, and have fun!

October 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM to 1 PM CDT
Hilton Garden Inn Austin North
12400 North IH-35 Building C (IH-35 and Parmer Lane)
Austin, Texas 78753

Everyone can sign the “Astronaut Handbook”

Astronaut Richard Garriott

Passenger bus service from Renaissance Austin Hotel
at 11:00 AM
to Hilton Garden Inn Austin North
returning by 1:30 PM

Lunch: Local deli foods, hors d’oeuvres, beverages
? “some space food” ?
Cost: $15 at the door
Attire: Casual


Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars (2010)


FOX 7 Interview (2017)


Richard Garriott’s Book

PRIZES:  3 copies of Richard’s Book will be Raffled!
Richard will personally notate and sign the books for the lucky winners!





October 12, 2008 (12 октября 2008 г.)

This event is hosted by Jerry Thompson and Ricci Stevens

Guest List


SOTACON – Austin 2018 October 11-13, 2018 - Meet Shroud of the Avatar Developers and Players at this third Annual SotA Convention.

October 11-13, 2018

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759 Web Site

SOTACON Austin Attendee List

SOTACON Austin Schedule/Agenda

SOTACON Austin SotA Forum Thread (discussion)

SOTACON Austin Discord Server (chat)

SotA Con is:

  • A time for players and developers to relax, get to know each other, and have fun
  • Meet Portalarium developers
  • Vendors and exhibitors with SotA themed items and information
  • Attendance of up to 150 fellow SotA players!

Shroud of the Avatar Conventions (SotA Cons) are the brainchild of Violation Clauth to bring the Shroud of the Avatar community together on a regional and global scale to facilitate fellowship and interaction among players and between the players and the developers.


Perhaps Sharkstarr will make a guest appearance??

Sharkstarr appeared for the first time at the Portalarium studio on September 7, 2018 at the R57 Livestream.  Come to SOTACON Austin 2018 to find out!  Get your picture taken, or go fishing, with Sharkstarr!

Video Pictures of 2018 Lysts on the Lake Jousting I was humbled to walk amongst Knights and Squires. Video created by Winfield of PaxLair.

2018 Lysts on the Lake

April 27-29, 2018
Castleton and Curtain Theater
7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr
Austin, TX 78730

Photos of 2018 Lysts on the Lake, by Winfield of PaxLair

I, Winfield, went to Lysts on the Lake for my first time this year (2018). I will DEFINITELY be there in 2019! This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I want another.

I got there early as people were still setting up (I sneaked in offering I was just a poor fisherman).

Horses, the horses!  They were so gorgeous! Strong, spirited, ready for action!

Squires and Knights getting ready, practicing, preparing their armour. Fabulous!

I was lost in another time, another era, where chivalry reigned and people walked and talked with dignity and respect.  No, they were not play-acting or role-playing.  I met real professionals in the art of Jousting.  Huzzah!

As I wandered around, I talked with anyone I could. I took many pictures.  By the end of the event two days later, I felt I had made 25 new friends!  And I shall see them again next year!

My friends, I am certain 2019 Lysts on the Lake will be magical.  It will be held April 26-28, 2019.  We can’t stay on Lord British’s property that weekend, but we can stay in hotels nearby. Evenings are pretty open after the Jousting, so we can do a lot that weekend.

I look forward to seeing everyone in April at the Lysts! Huzzah!