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The Thirtieth Year

Bardic Competition -- Principality of the Mists
August 26, 1995 (AS XXX)

First Baptist Church of Palo Alto,
Palo Alto, CA

From The Page (July, 1995):

This year Mists Bardic will follow the traditional format but will be in a new location, at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto. NOTE: This is a dry site. The competition will begin by 2 pm, an hour after the site opens. The feast will be Spanish, prepared by Condessa Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez! Tickets, available from Juana or JuHana, will cost $8.00 through Arts & Sciences weekend 0uly 30) and after that will go for $10.00. Make checks payable to "SCA Inc., Principality of the Mists". Competitors pay half price! Anyone wishing to be off board and anyone interested in competing should contact Juliana.

Speaking of Competition, the order of the day will be:

AppetizersRound 1:A period piece (story, song, poem, sung, played, spoken, etc.) with documentation
Round 2: An original piece in a period style with documentation
First RemoveRound 3: Bard's choice- "an original, tasteful, bawdy song"-may be interpreted as a piece concerning vice, written by you, that you could perform in front of children or grandparents.
Round 4: Master work-does not have to be original, but should show off your abilities.
Second RemoveRound 5: Impromptu-create a piece using 3 words pulled out of a hat. You have 15 minutes (bring writing material).

Directions: (omitted)
Autocrat: Juliana of Tregony (contact info omitted). Feast: Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez (contact info 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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