From The Page (September, 1988):
The Second Annual Darkwood Arts & Sciences Competition will be held on September 10-11 at the Fort Ord Outdoor Recreation E.C. in Montaigne du Roi. The site offers shade, hot showers, flush privies, electricity, RV hookups, a coin-op laundry, barbeque pits, and a children's playground (with possible pony rides). There is an archery range, a LEVEL mowed, grassy area for an eric (day pavilions and sun shades only) and a stocked lake across the road. Fast food is available on base. The site is half wet (beer, wine and mead only) and merchants are very welcome (please call Erick Karl von Krause at (phone) for information on any fees, regulations, etc.). The site opens at 12 noon on Friday. Site fee is $3.00, children under 12 free.
Saturday will begin with morning Baronial Court at lOam, followed by the competitions at 11 am. Evening Court, a pot luck feast, a bardic circle and a warriors' celebration (at midnight?) will round out the day. Sunday will be a public demo, with prize tourneys for both heavy fighters and archers. The managers of the site will be running a dunk tank (I'm looking for highly placed volunteers), and will be selling barbequed food. This is a new site and the managers are excited about having us (they suggested the demo), so let's give them a good showing. The competitions on Saturday include: backgammon, illumination (not calligraphy), hats or headresses, beer or ale, storytelling (your own or someone else's), dance (Rufty-Tufty, Bransle Officiale, and something else), and an open-medium category on the theme of tourney gear. The competitions are open to all and the prizes are very, very special. Baron Sebastian is also sponsoring a filk song contest at the bardic circle, with at least one category being "Best Filk Song to a Rock Tune".
For more information before Friday the 9th, contact the autocrat, Muriel du Pays Perdu at (phone). Friday contact is Staff Sgt. Sharp, (phone).
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