Gulf War A&S information

Greetings unto the Known World Ministers of the Arts & Sciences from Mistress Maudeleyn Godeliva Taillour of Meridies. The A&S Open hosted by Meridies and Gleann Abhann will take place on Friday at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.

Artisans of all levels of expertise are welcome. There will be both static and performance categories. Documentation may be extensive, or may be a little as a 3x5 card explaining what, when, where and how it was made. Do make sure that the artisans name is on the card.

Performance entries are invited to perform twice in the day for audiences, tentatively 10 AM and 1 PM.

Prizes will be awarded based on populace votes, and many others—the Queens of Meridies and Glenn Abhann will give personal prizes, the Laurels of both kingdoms will give prizes, and there are always a number of personal prizes provided by other Crowns, individuals, and households. Laurels of all kingdoms are invited to come, observe, and vote for their favorite items. Feedback and largesse are encouraged as well. Entries will not be judged or scored.

We hope to have a sponsored children’s category for entrants under 12 years of age for any entry, static or performance.

At the end of the day, projects must be picked up between 3:30 and 4. Prizes will be given out promptly at 3:30, though you need not be present to win. You do need to have someone there to pick up your entry. We encourage entrants to be prompt in picking up entries, as the hall will immediately be turned over to prepare for an evening event at 4.

For the last two years, we had a large number of entires. As a result, we will have to limit table space this year to one linear foot. Those wishing to bring their own table or display stand will be accommodated. We do expect to spill over to the outside, and though we will have tents, there may be some issue with the wind and weather. Artisans might want to think about pinning or fastening down light-weight works in some way.

Those interested in volunteering to help or wishing to offer a prize in a particular category may contact us directly at maudeleyn@pobox.com (Maudeleyn) or jennet_tewkesbury@yahoo.com (Jennet). If you just want to show up with a prize for your favorite entry, you can do that as well.

As Mistress Jennet from Gleann Abhann has said in other post you may have received, this is a fun, relaxed event. Y'all come, ya hear!