From The Page (May, 1987):
The annual Bard of the Mists competition and banquet will be held on September 12.
The competition to select the next Bard of the Mists is open to musicians, poets and story-tellers. You need not be a singer to compete.
The competition will have five performance categories:
A period song, poem or story composed between 500 and 1600 C.E. Please include documentation for your selection.
An original song, poem or story in a Medieval or Renaissance style.
Open category -- your choice of an original or period piece.
Bard's choice -- an original song, poem or story on the subject of Courtly Love. You might want to review both the rules and literature of Courtly Love before you compose your piece.
Impromptu category -- draw three words at random from the Bard's hat and, in fifteen minutes, compose a song,poem or story effectively incorporating the words.
Competitors will be judged on performing ability, creativity, and stylistic authenticity. If you have any questions about the competition, call the Bard of the Mists, Helen du Pres de Bretagne (contact info omitted).
From The Page (August, 1987):
The Competition for the Bard of the Mists will be held on September 13 (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE) in the Shire of Solais Mor (Livermore) at the Veterans Memorial Hall. The site will open at 11am and the competition will begin at 12 noon. There is a $2 per person site fee.
The five competition categories were listed in the May PAGE and will be listed again next month.
The competition will be followed by a Celtic feast in 3 removes. Feast tickets are $5 and are available at Kingdom and Principality (Mists) events and by mail from the autocrat until August 29. If you would like to have your banners displayed please get them to the autocrat at or before Purgatorio.
If you have any qeustions about the competition, before August 29, call the Bard of the Mists, Lady Helene du Pres de Bretagne (contact info omitted); after that, call Lady Maudeleyn of Bryn Aur (contact info omitted). If you have any questions about the event, call the autocrat, Norman FitzHerbert (contact info omitted). Mail feast Ticket Orders ... (omitted).
From The Page (September, 1987):
The annual Bardic Competition and revel will be held in teh shire of Solais Mor, in the Veteran's Memorial Hall at the corner of (details omitted) in the city of Livermore. The site will open at 11 am and the competition will begin at 12 noon. there will be a $2 per person site fee.
The five competition categories are:
(1) A period piece from the Middle Ages or Renaissance.
(2) An original work in a period style.
(3) An original or period work of your choice.
(4) An original work involving Courtly Love.
(5) A piece using 3 words taken from the Bard's hat.
Following the competition will be a Celtic feast in 3 removes. Feast tickets cost $5 and are available from the autocrat by mail or at Kingdom and Principality (Mists) events BEFORE the 29th of August. Banners to be displayed given to the autocrat before the event.
If you have any questions about the competition, before August 29 contact the Bard of the Mists, Lady Helene du Pres de Bretagne (mundane name, phone, omitted); after August 29 contact Lady Maudelyn of Bryn Aur (munane name, phone, omitted). If you have any questions about the event contact Norman FitzHerbert (mundane name, phone, omitted). Mail feast tickets (and make checks payable to) (mundane name, address, omitted).
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
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