The Kingdom Calendar opens in the Spring for events to be held in the following year.
Prior to the Calendar opening, the Kingdom Seneschal and Calendar Deputy will assign dates for all of the primary Kingdom-level events from the prior year. Events in the central Kingdom are not allowed to conflict with Kingdom-level events; exceptions to this rule are allowed for groups in the Marches in locations far away from the central Kingdom.
When the Calendar first opens, every branch group will be allowed the opportunity to request one event. Dates will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided that the requested date does not conflict with any Kingdom-level event, or with any other events in the same Principality already granted on the same date (unless sufficiently distant). Alternate dates for the event can be provided to streamline the process, should the first-choice date be unavailable. Do not request more than one event during the initial date request phase; doing so could cause delays which may result in the loss of your desired dates.
Date requests are made on the Calendar Date Request Form.
Once every group has been given sufficient time to request their first event, the Calendar will again open for each group to request a second event. Later, once these requests have been processed, the calendar will open for any number of event date requests. Note that the rules on date conflicts apply to all date requests.