[WES] Mists Bardic

Feasting season is upon us and now is the time that we join in warm company to listen to poem and song as we bear witness to the competition for the next Bard of the Mists.

The site will open on Saturday November 8 at 10 a.m. for set up with competitions beginning at 1 pm.

The competition this time will consist of the same traditional five rounds:

  • First: A period piece.
  • Second: A piece in a period style.
  • Third: Bard’s Choice – This year, the current Bard of the Mists requests a piece in praise of Pelicans, either the entire Order or particular Pelican or Pelicans.
  • Fourth: Your Masterwork – Please perform a piece that you have written that displays your talent at its best.
  • Fifth: Draw three words out of a hat and compose a piece in fifteen minutes.

*THERE IS ONE FURTHER REQUIREMENT* In one round you must involve at least one other person in your performance, e.g. play a duet, stage a scene from a play, or sing a madrigal. If you have any questions regarding the competitions or wish to declare your intent to compete, please contact the Bard of the Mists, Mistress Juliana of Tregony at mistsbard@westkingdom.org

A grand feast in the Russian style will be prepared for you by the able hands of Sir Andrew Shay Forestborn. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies please contact the cook, Sir Andrew, directly at sirst819@yahoo.com

Tickets are available from the autocrat. Contact information is below.

Site Information: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church / 1957 Pruneridge Ave / Santa Clara CA 95050. Site opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Site fee: $8 for members, $11 for non-members, $4 for children under 12. The feast fee will be $11 per person. Please make checks payable to "SCA, Inc. - Principality of the Mists

Autocrat: Ghislaine d’Auxerre mdmghislaine@yahoo.com

Directions: Take your best route to I-880 in San Jose. Take the Bascom exit going South. Make the first right, onto Hedding Street, heading West. Hedding Street turns into Pruneridge Avenue after the second light. The church is on the right shortly after. Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)