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The Thirty-fifth Year

Arts and Sciences Tournament

August 4-6, 2000 (AS XXXV)

Ford Ord Travel Camp,
Monterey, CA

From The Page (July, 2000):

Come spend a few days at the lovely secluded Fort Ord Travel Camp. There will be classes and competitions, fighting and dancing for all. The site opens at noon Friday and closes at 4 pm Sunday. Class signups will open between 6-8 pm on Friday and reopen Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:30. Please see class descriptions in the August page for class size limits and fees.

A&S Competitions: The A&S competitions are all set around the theme of feasting. A complete description can be found in the front of the Page. Entries from individuals and teams of up to four are welcomed. Entries should be dropped off by noon Saturday at the A&S pavilion and picked up by 7 pm. For performance pieces, please see the performance schedule on site. Here's an advance peek at the classes offered:

Calligraphy & Illumination: From Cradle to Page: An all-day scroll workshop: Hilarie the Puppeteer and Bjorn Jorsalfar of Bearhaven; Four Hands are better than One: Richard of Alder Tree; Celtic Art & Illumination: a look at its development and influences - Athelesia Morgan

Embroidery & Textiles: Laid Work using Silk Floss: Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor; Beginning Hardanger: Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor; Satin Stitch: Illora of the West Lea; Intermediate Inkle Weaving: Juliana of Tregony; Tatted Bookmark: Octavia Jenon

Adornment: Hair Braiding: Artemisia Rhys; Wirework Headpieces: Danae FitzRoberts; German Hats: Doreen Dragonet; Viking Beads and Baubles: Just what should I be wearing with my apron dress? Athelesia Morgan; Middle Eastern Makeup Madness with Vela of the Lyr's Lady

Gaming & European Dance: Period Card Games: Sean McKay; Period Board Games: Alderon Blackwood; Italian Dancing with Geoffrey Mathias; Dance with Crystal of the Westermark

Middle Eastern Dance: Zills: Janine; Intermediate Dance: Eireannach Katleen Nic Ghiolla Chainnigh; Advanced Dance: Siobhan of Cloverdell

Helpful Hints around the hearth and heath: SCA Camp Cooking: Rowan of Hakesleah; So you Wanna Cook a Feast: Samuil Glukhoi; Making Sweet to eat: Anastasia Ivanovna; Get Sudsy: Soapmaking with Lydia Britanica; Sharpening Woodworking Tools: Johann von Drachenfels; Cookerie Guild Meeting/Cooking Roundtable; Caitlin O'Byrne

Music & Performance: Arabic Rhythm & Drums: Elliott the Limner; Learn Drum pieces for groups: Elliott the Limner; Making Music with Juliana of Tregony; Skaldic Verse: Torvald Torgalson; Middle English Pronunciation: Samuil Glukhoi Fighting: Fighting Basics, Sword and Shield: Richard of Alder Tree; Running a Period Tournament: John Theophilus; Heavy Fighting: Andrew Shay Forestbom

SCA Life: How to Marshall: Richard of Alder Tree; Chroniclers' Roundtable: Caitlin O'Byme

Site Info: Site fee is $5, children under 12 free. Animals must be leashed at all times.

Class Autocrat: Ascelin Meere of Ravenslocke: (contact info omitted)

Site Autocrat: Anastacia of Warwick: (contact info omitted)

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