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The Twenty-eighth Year

Arts and Sciences Tourney -- Darkwood

September 16-18, 1993 (AS XXVIII)

Site: Coyote Lake Campground, Gilroy, CA

From The Page (August, 1993):

We have classes in combat archery, leather working, dancing, wheat weaving, cooking, brewing, beginners' classes, and more. Not to mention the pun contest, and we prefer not to mention it.

Friday at 8 p.m. there will be an open bardic circle which will also qualify as Ranger/Yeoman testing.

Saturday classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30. The Darkwood baronial potluck will be at 6:30. The Bard of the Oaks competition will be at 7:30, followed by the pun contest finals and a bardic circle.

Competitors in the Bard of the Oaks competition should prepare three pieces. One should be a period piece. The second is "Bard's Choice". The last requirement is to lead the populace in singing the Darkwood Song, and add one or two verses of your own. The verses are two simple couplets. A copy of the words and music and a cassette of the Darkwood Song are available from the autocrat.

Sunday there will be short classes, activities, and more Ranger/Yeoman testing.

The Page School will be highly visible at this event, so we encourage children to come. There is an entire strand of classes for the children, which adults may attend if they ask courteously.

The park will collect a $3 per day use or $4 for each overnight use, per car. Please pay at the ranger station when you come in. The site fee is $3 per adult, 12 and under free.

Class Lists: (omitted)

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrat: Deborah Fitz William (name/contact info).

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