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The Thirty-third Year

Arts and Sciences and Archery Tourney -- Darkwood

July 17-18, 1998 (AS XXXIII)

Fort Ord Travel Camp,
Monterey, CA

From The Page (June, 1998):

The time has come again when we in Darkwood gather together to share knowledge and to shoot things, and we invite you to join in the fun. This year we have matched up the Arts and Sciences Weekend with the Summer Archery Tourney, and the resulting offspring should be a wonderful thing. The site is the spacious and lovely former Fort Ord Travel Camp, and it opens 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 17. The event will last until Sunday, July 19. Directions, site fee, contest scenarios, and a list of classes offered will be published in the next Page issue. We already have some great classes planned, such as stained "glass" window making. If you wish to teach, please contact the autocrat. We can't wait to see you there!

Autocrat: Branwen [Cryccthegn Deorcwuda] (contact info omitted).


From The Page (July, 1998):

Good gentles, this year the Darkwood Archery Tourney and the Darkwood Arts & Sciences Weekend will be held concurrently at the Fort Ord Travel Camp; it is truly a lovely place to be. The site will open at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, and close the afternoon of Sunday, July 19; overnight camping is available. Site fee is $6.00. Please bring your own water to the site, and remember to be extremely cautious with all camp fires. We expect this to be a great event and look forward to seeing many gentles, not only from our Barony, but from various parts of our Kingdom. On Saturday, during the lunch hour. Baroness Elizabeth will be hosting a gathering In honor of our Seneschal, Doreen I>ragonet, to celebrate her birthday; please come to the Baroness' pavilion and help us celebrate. Saturday night will find us hosting the Nth Annual Last Baronial Potluck; please bring something to share. ARCHERY: We will have a war-scenario archery tourney on Saturday afternoon and a traditional, target archery tourney on Sunday morning, while the populace gathers for breakfast. Classes pertaining to archery and light fighting will be taught Saturday morning, and a practice range should be open for use. ARTS & SCIENCES: Classes will be held Friday evening, Saturday morning, and early Saturday afternoon. Arts & Sciences classes will not interfere with the Archery Tourney, so you can enjoy both. So far, we have many classes arranged for the amusement and education of the populace, such as: decorative beadwork, handmade eyelet, embroidery, how to autocrat an event, cooking with flowers, beginning voice, ground defense techniques, making arrows, cooking from period sources, medieval astronomy, storytelling, using devil sticks, making chainmail, medieval games/ Byzantine chess, stained "glass," comedy cooking, belly dancing, and more! Classes may change and new classes may be added. If you wish to teach, please contact the autocrat. We especially need teachers for page school classes. Further information on the Archery Tourney and Arts & Sciences classes will be published on the Darkwood web page (web URL omitted) at the beginning of July, or you can contact the autocrat.

Directions: (omitted).

Autocrat: Branwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda (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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