And it would come to pass that history would be made on that 2nd of November, in the 48th year of the Current Middle Ages, counted the 2013th year in the Common Era. Their Majesties Kenric II and Avelina II held a great Crown Tournament in Their Barony of Carolingia at which They would determine Their Heirs. Continue reading »
On March 8, 2014 the Shire of Hartshorn-dale invites Artisans of all types to exhibit the fruits of their labors at the return of their very popular Artisans’ Challenge and Display. Exhibitors are especially encouraged to take up one of many challenges that have been issued by a great many admirers of art and science. Each challenger has set their own bar and everyone is encouraged to explore the list of challenges to see where they can shine! A general display will also be had. Attendees can look forward to a full afternoon of sharing their love of arts and sciences with many like-minded folk. All attendees are encouraged to bring tokens to leave with displays that they find especially meritorious.
Posted on behalf of Her Excellency Imigla Venture, Baroness Carolingia
Crown Tournament is just around the corner (11/2 in Walpole MA), and we wanted to remind you that for your convenience, you can pay by credit card using ACCEPS through Monday, October 28th. Adult pre-registration is $5 for members, and a dayboard will be available for an additional $5. If you prefer to pay via cash or check, you can do so at the door.
The following are entrants in this Fall’s Crown Tourney listed on the Seneschale’s website. They are listed according to the Order of Precedence, and the Gazette would like to thank Baron Rowen Cloteworthy for providing us with the ordered list.
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The Shire of Nordenhal (Kingston, NY) is very pleased to once again offer a day full of classes to help you accessorize, embellish, and otherwise add those special touches that turn your garb from functional to fantastic.
Wear Schola IV will take place on November 16, 2013 at the Church of the Comforter Church Hall Wynkoop Place, Kingston, NY Reservations received before October 15th will receive a discounted event fee. Please see the event announcement on the East Kingdom website for details and specific instructions about how to register.
In addition to the traditional slate of classes, there will be a heavy list tournament (weather permitting) and Poison Pen Press will be vending throughout the day.
The event has made arrangements with several local hotels if you need overnight accommodations for this event. Details are on the event announcement. Please contact Autocrat Lady Ailionora inghean Ronain with any questions you may have about the event.
You are cordially invited to St. Eligius Celebration of the Arts and Sciences, being held on November 16th in Meriden CT. The St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition has an unusual format this year and is designed to be something like a martial tourney, so this contest demands face-to-face scoring. Each contestant declares his entry(s) as belonging to one of the following groups: (Yes, it is possible to have entries in 2 groups.)
Novices have entered a few small competitions (or none) & feel rather inexperienced in A&S contests. (Analogy: competes in Rookie’s Tourney)
Artisans have entered competitions and have experienced getting feedback & refining their entry so it shows to best advantage. (Analogy: Cadet’s/Squire’s Tourney)
Experienced competitors have entered several local or Kingdom-wide contests. This group also includes any Laurel whose entry is anything-BUT-what-they-were-laureled-for. (Analogy: competes in King & Queen’s Champion Tourney)
Laurels & masters are either members of the Order of the Laurel entering examples of the work(s) for which they received their recognition, or any non-Laurel who chooses to enter in this group and are demonstrating their mastery of an art or science. (Analogy: competes in Crown Tourney or Best of the Knowne World Tourney)
Since it is the combatants who declare the winner of a martial bout, St. Eligius entrants will score entries in their contest group. Orientation to scoring will be available for each entrant and an ombudsman-consultant will be available to each group. The St. Eligius 12 Questions sheet should accompany entries (strongly recommended), but other documentation would be accepted. There is no age limit on entries. Bring your best but limit yourself to no more than 5 entries–although an entry can contain several items.
Research papers are limited to 8 pages & must be submitted electronically by Nov 3rd. Though read by non-contestants, face-to-face scoring will occur.
Prizes will be awarded for each of the 4 contest groups: Novice, Artisan, Experienced competitor, and Laurels & masters. Prizes will also be awarded in focused contests: Progress, Medieval Moment, Best SCA Kludge, Populace’s Choice, Baron’s Choice, and the Master Alexander the Younger Challenge.
Complete rules, St. Eligius 12 Questions documentation sheet, and score sheet are at the Dragonship Haven event website.
A display is planned so people are encouraged to exhibit beautiful and marvelous works to amuse and astonish those present.
We are hoping to see you at this event. We want to see how this contest works out. Be prepared to give feedback!
We invite you to join us on Saturday 10/26/13 for our Shire’s INAUGURAL event – a Novice Schola. This is a truly historical happening as Rockland county NY returns to our roots from the forest from whence it sprouted its first oak. Continue reading »
The Tyger and Bucket Tavern (Saturday September 14th at 5:00 PM in South Hiram, Maine) is Malagentia’s semi-annual non-event event. Run with a skeleton staff of serving wenches and kitchen crew it seeks to bring the local community together by allowing everyone in attendance to participate in the central activities: schmoozing and eating.
The brain-child of Lady Honig von Sommerfeldt, currently Chatelaine for the Province of Malagentia, this event strives to be a fun event for the old timers who come to catch up with friends old and new, as well as an easy event for a newcomer to attend. Where other events are centered around activities that must be a developed skill before one can participate (such as fighting, archery, arts & sciences displays etc.) you don’t need to know how to do anything but eat to have a great time at this event and be a full participant in the goings-on. This will be the eighth incarnation of the Tavern, which materializes Brigadoon-like from the mists each spring and fall. There is an unwritten low-regalia dress code that helps new people feel at ease and lets those folks who wear the burden of peerage, crown, or coronet set it down for an evening and be “just like regular folks”. Continue reading »
No celebration is complete without the work of the artists, artisans, and makers of the Known World, for it is through their efforts that we can step back in time. Bring forth your best arts and sciences and enter the Stonemarche Baronial and Northern Region A&S Championships!
Items may have been entered in previous competitions or displays.
All skill levels welcome.
This is a popular vote competition–the people voting may not know much about your project, so come prepared to make your case!
Participants will be given detailed entry forms to fill out on site, but extra documentation is welcome.
Entry forms will ask:
1.) What is the project?
2.) What is its date and place?
3.) What historical artifact inspired you, and what did you do to learn more about it?
4.) How is your entry made like the historical one?
5.) How is it different?
6.) What did you learn from making this?
7.) What would you do differently?
On August 31st, Carolingia invites all comers to sack the barony by trying to win the prizes from numerous tourneys. In celebration of the one year anniversary of Baron Fergus and Baroness Imigla, Baronial Champions will be chosen for archery, arts & sciences, fencing, heavy list, performance and thrown weapons. All competitors are welcome regardless of whether or not they want to be baronial champions.
The site is a lovely building located on acres of conservation land. The A&S competition will be held indoors along with dancing. Outdoors will be all the martial and performance competitions. Inspections for the martial competitions will begin at 11:30. A continuous day board will be served throughout the vents.
For more information, see the event announcement at http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2469