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The Thirty-fourth Year

Arts and Sciences Tournament

June 24-26, 1999 (AS XXXIV)

Kelly's Camp,
Upper Lake, CA

From The Page (June, 1999):

The West Kingdom Arts and Sciences Tournament will be held at Kelly's Kamp in Upper Lake this year. There will be classes on Saturday and Sunday, an Eight-Round A r t and Science Challenge, a display, and activities planned for Saturday evening.

The site has a small manmade lake for swimming, however, there is NO lifeguard on duty. There's also a small convenience store, water, showers, and flush bathrooms.

Eight-Round Challenge (The Art and Science Tournament): The 8 Round Challenge is composed of eight separate art and science competitions that make up part of the annual cycle of competitions and count towards the Annual Art and Science Championship. You may enter as many of the categories as you wish. The winner of each category will be recognized as well as the person who enters the most categories and the person with the highest cumulative score in four of the eight categories.


Art: Performance, Vocal: Original Piece in a Period Style. Maximum 10 minutes.

Art: Performance, Dance: Teach and perform a European Dance. 3 students/judges will be provided. Maximum 10 minutes for performance.

Art: Fine Art, Needlework: Portraiture. Minimum stitched area 2 by 2 inches.

Art: Fine Art, Calligraphy: European text not intended to be read in the traditional left-to-right fashion. (Example: representational text, where text about a fish would be written in the shape of a fish.) Maximum one page.

Science: Sciences in Daily Life: Felt-making. Minimum size 10 in x 10 in.

Science: Sciences in Daily Life: Animal Accoutrements. Period accessories for horses, dogs, etc.

Science: Woodworking: Furniture.

Science: Textiles: 2 shed weaves.

Display: For the pleasure of sharing your artistic and creative achievements with your fellows, we invite you to bring your works and put them on display. Although we encourage you to bring pieces that reflect the categories of the competition, you are not limited to this and the pieces don't need to be finished. Items can be dropped off at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and picked up by 4:00 p.m. For each item, please provide a note card with your name and a description of the item.

Teacher/Class Sign-In: All teachers need to check in at the sign-in table to confirm their arrival at the event. Additionally, the teacher/class sign-in tables will be open Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. t o 10:00 p.m. for students interested in preregistering for Saturday classes. To prevent early lock-out of classes, only half the slots for each class will be available for Friday evening pre-registration. The sign-in table will be open again at 8:00 a.m. Saturday for all the slots in all the classes.

Large list of classes omitted

Stargazing: An evening of looking at the constellations. You can use some of the information that you learned in the day's classes or just brush off the cobwebs and join in.

Ball: The Brewer's Guild and Pied d' Argent are co-hosting a dance ball.

Casbah: Seamair Ifreann and the dancers of Lyre's Lady will be co-hosting a casbah. Dancers, live musicians, and audience are welcome. Pre-choreographed pieces are also welcome.

Site Fee: $6 for adults; children 14 and under are free. The site will open at 12:00 noon Friday and close at 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Autocrat and Pavilion-Hosting Contact: Anastacia of Warwick (contact info omitted).

Class Organizer and Display Contact: Ascelin Meere of Ravenslocke (contact info omitted).

Merchants' Chancellor: Jania of Call Duck Manor (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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