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The Thirtieth Year

Arts and Sciences Tourney -- Darkwood

September 9-10, 1995 (AS XXX)

Coyote Lake Campground,
Gilroy, CA

From The Page (August, 1995):

The knowne world is most cordially invited to Darkwood's weekend of classes, entertainment, and celebration at picturesque Coyote Lake (a real lake this year!). We have an exciting array of classes and events planned this year, including a bardic circle on Friday night, an all-day Pun Contest on Saturday, a Potluck Celebration of the Baronesses Birthday, plus the Bard of the Oaks Competition on Saturday night, (three pieces to perform, one an original), a Viking-style Storytelling Competition (with prize!), and a Guild Fair on Sunday. More details to come next month.

This year, we are adding an Arts of Combat track, graciously anchored by His Grace Duke Paul of Bellatrix and also featuring classes on everything from archery to shield construction and paindng! Other classes scheduled at press time include:

(Class list omitted)

Competitions: Sciences: Staffs or Walking Sticks; Wines and Meads. Arts: Display of Best Works (to be held on Sunday).

The park will collect the following fees per car: $3 per day use or $4 for overnight use. Please pay at the ranger station upon your arrival in the morning or the next morning if you arrive after hours on Friday night. The SCA site fee is $4 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrats: Rowan Oldway (phone) and Isela de Bari (phone).


From The Page (September, 1995):

Come be enthralled, educated, enchanted at Darkwood^s annual Arts & Sciences weekend! Zounds! Even come and be pummeled upon by a legendary Duke as he expounds upon the arts of combat! The weekend has something for all good folk and all are most welcome.

NEWS FLASH: The Barony of Darkwood is discontinuing the position of Bard of the Oaks, and with i t the Saturday evening competition. Instead, a Bardic Consortium is being formed, which is open to EVERYONE with an interest in any performing art. We are, therefore, inviting ANY member of the populace to come forward and perform for us at the Saturday night feast. If you had originally thought of entering the competition, please still consider honoring us with your song, story, etc.

Friday Night-Open Bardic Circle

Saturday
9:00-10:30 am

Finishing Touches-Making Accessories & Jewelry: Margaret Lytton of Nebwood
Middle Eastern Dancing: Siobhan of Cloverdell
Storytelling: Deborah Fitzwilliam
Embroidering Shisha Mirrors: Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor ($.50 materials)
Learn the Pennywhistle: Claire de Schirle
Shoemaking: Mistress Sabrina Goldbender
Cooking with Boris: Boris Duckheartov - Pages and smalls particularly welcome!
10:40-12:10 pm
Weapons Construction: Hansa von Wolfholtz, Aelfric Ringweaver
Middle Eastern Costuming: Doreen Dragonet of Darkstone Castle
Period Card Games: Sean McKay
Candlemaking: Cordelia Toser
Make a Custom Bodice Pattern: Margaret Lytton of Nebwood - bring a t-shirt you can cut up!
Beading around a Cabochon: Baroness Elizabeth of the Blue Rose
Cooking with Boris: Continued
Lunch
1:10-2:10 pm

Combat Workshop: Duke Paul of Bellatrix
Costume into Clothing: Mistress Hilary of Serendip
Mask Making: Rose de la Mans - $2.00 materials
Politics in the SCA: Krysta of Starfall
Making Whimsies: Margaret Decheaux- $1.00 materials
Bowmaking: Joseph de la Tour
2:20-3:20 pm
Combat Workshop: Duke Paul of Bellatrix (continued)
Costume into Clothing: Mistress Hilary of Serendip (cont.)
Making Sense out of Music: Claire de Schirle
Medieval Dance: Laeila Caoilainn nic Bhreanainn
Backgammon: Anastacia Ivanovna and Sean McKay
Care Sc Feeding of Fighters/Consorting: Inez MacDonald, Caitlin CBeirne, Siobhan O'liaye
3:30-4:30 pm
Shield Painting: Mistress Sabrina Goldbender
Fighting for Non-fighters: Mistress Hilary of Serendip
Costimiing With Odds ScEnds: Cassandra de la Tor and Linette McKecknie
MiddleEastern Cooking: Anastacia Ivanovna
Embroideiy on Garments: Isela di Bari
Beading on a Veil: Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor - bring a narrow-hemmed veil, $2.00 fee for beads, needle and thread
Viking Personnas: Erik Bjornsson
Sunday
Guild Fair, Ranger/Yeoman testing in heraldry, dance, games, etc. Everyone may play! We will post these at the autocrat's sunshade as we receive the information. A time to relax, explore the offerings of the various guilds and maybe find your teacher of the day before to ask the questions you forgot to ask at the class!

The park will collect the following fees per car: $3.00 per day use or $4.00 for overnight use. Please pay at the ranger station upon your arrival in the morning, or the next morning if you arrive after hours on Friday night. The SCA site fee is $4.00 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrats: Rowan Oldway (phone) and Isela de Bari (phone),

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