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Siege of the City 2018!

So you think you can hold the Silk Road, do you? Have you not heard of the mighty Hashashin? No? Perhaps not. I, Rashid ad-Din Sinan — The Old Man of the Mountain — understand. My men approach, unbidden, unexpected. Too, some have met us in open battle, with the same end. My fida’i, moving with silent swiftness dispatch our enemy in slow haste; rarely seen, always noticed in absence, the souls floating silently away in their wake. Come fight us ye of the south and the north! Face our wrath in battle if you dare! Flock to your banners! We await!!

Siege of the City will take place the weekend of March 23rd 2018 at the always mysterious and magical City of Rocks State Park, between Deming and Silver City, NM. The site will open at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018, and will close at 12 noon on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Electric RV sites must be reserved by you on the Park’s website (see below).

Tent sites are not assigned except for special needs. There is some tenting in and around the main event site, Orion. All other Park sites are non-reserve, first-come-first-serve.

Saturday the fighting among the rocks will commence early and continue as long as there are arrows to shoot and rattan to swing! During the day there will be good fellowship, dancing, and games. Music will begin in the evening and continue until quiet time at 10pm. Soft music and drumming may continue into the wee hours if it is quiet enough to not disturb.

Event Registration

  • Adult member: $15
  • Adult nonmember: $20
  • Youths 7-17: $10
  • Children under 7: Free
  • Family cap: $45
  • NM State Parks charges a $5 per-vehicle parking fee for day trip or $10 per vehicle per night. Extra vehicle per campsite is $5. This is in addition to, and paid separately from, the event registration. The fee will be collected at gate.
  • The registration form is available here: Siege 2018 Pre-registration form

Directions

  • From the West: take I-10 east to exit 82A in Deming, NM. Turn left on Hwy 180 and go north for 24 miles. Take a right on Hwy 61 and go 3.2 miles, then follow signs to the park. Click here for directions from Google.
  • From the East: take I-10 west to exit 82A in Deming, NM. Turn left on Hwy 180 and go north for 24 miles. Take a right on Hwy 61 and go 3.2 miles, and follow the signs to the park from there. Click here for directions from Google.
  • From the North: Take I-25 south to exit 41 and merge onto NM-26 S/State Rte 543 toward Hatch. Follow NM-26 S from Hatch to Hwy 180 in Deming. Turn right on Hwy 180 and go north for 22.7 miles. Take a right on Hwy 61 and go 3.2 miles, and follow the signs to the park from there. Click here for directions from Google.

Site Info

Site is wet but no glass containers allowed outside vehicle or tent. This is a strictly enforced park rule.

Please avoid parking on vegetation as the site is ecologically protected.

Electric RV sites must be reserved by you on the Park’s website. They go quickly.

The Pegasus group site has been reserved for our use as overflow. You may tent or RV there. Pegasus sites are NON-electric. You agree to share your site with other attendees. There are 5 reserved sites in Pegasus, plus a non- reserve site that may already be occupied by mundanes when you get there. A bathroom is nearby. Pegasus is a little over a half mile from the main site, and there is a slight to moderate slope. We cannot guarantee a site at Pegasus, so it is first-come-first-serve. .

You must bring your own food. There may not be any food available at the event. The nearest grocery is 30 miles away. Water is available at the Park.

Weather can vary from freezing to high 80s. Snakes and poisonous insects inhabit the area.

There will be some tent camping sites in and around the Orion area and amongst the rocks. The rest of the Park’s camp sites are non-reserve, first come first serve. Some of the non-reserve sites accomodate RVs. Other sites are walk-in only. Check the Park website for more details and a map.

Combat archery is encouraged.

Pets are allowed on leashes, subject to NM State Park rules.

Merchants are welcome - permits are required. .

Contact Info