[Darkwood-SCA] Bard of the Mists Feast and Competition

Rhys Moore seryphm at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 5 22:42:36 PDT 2011

Bard of the Mists Feast and Competition
Santa Clara, CA
Come and celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Bard of the Mists Competition! We will be gathering once again in the mead hall to share poetry and song, music and tales, while feasting on food and words in the tradition of the British Isles. Bards, poets, scops, jongleurs, and storytellers are all called to come and be a part of this day, as competitors, auditors, or listeners. All are invited to be part of the day as valued members of the audience, without whom there can be no performances. We shall make the hall resound with our revelry!

Competition Categories: There are five rounds of competition as follows: A period piece, with documentation, a piece in a period style, with documentation, a masterwork, Bard’s choice: on cooks and cooking, , and three words from a hat (written during a 15 minute timeframe on the day of the competition).

Where: St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1957 Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara 95050

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Site Opens at 11:00 A.M., with the feast and competition beginning at 1:00 P.M.
Site closes at 10:00 P.M.
Site Fee:
Members: $10 
Non-Members: $15 
Children, 6-12: $5 
Children 5 and under: Free 
Family cap: $40 
Feast tickets are $11 / person
(There is a $3.00 NMS fee for nonmembers, which, if needed or desired, the West Kingdom Welcoming Committee will assist with.)

Autocrat: Rhys Gethin (Rhys Moore) 408-996-2574 rhyse dot moore at mail dot com
Head Cook: Branwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda (Jennifer Nestojko) 408-996-2574
deadmidfiscum at hotmail dot com Please contact the head cook regarding dietary restrictions.
Bard of the Mists: Alys Sheffield (Lisa Gaunt) 

Directions: From the North: I-880S, take exit 1C for Stevens Creek Blvd. toward W San Carlos St. /turn right onto Stevens Creek Blvd. /turn right onto N Winchester Blvd. / turn left onto Pruneridge Ave./ destination will be on the right
>From the South: Take 880N, and follow the signs for the Stevens Creek Blvd. exit/ merge onto Stevens Creek/ turn right onto Winchester Blvd./ turn left onto Pruneridge Ave.

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