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The Forty-Second Year

Mists Bardic

September 8, 2007 (AS XLII)

St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
Santa Clara, CA

From The Page (July, 2007):

Come join us for a delicious feast and beautiful bardic performances as we choose the next Bard of the Mists. The site opens at 10 am, and the competition starts at 1 pm. Between rounds there will be opportunities for dancing. This year the competition will consist of the same traditional five rounds: First round: A period piece. Second round: A piece in a period style. Third round: Bard's Choice. This year the piece should be in praise of Laurels, either the entire Order or a particular Laurel or Laurels. Fourth round: Your Masterpiece, Please perform a piece that you have written that displays your talent at its best. Fifth round: Draw three words out of a hat, with fifteen minutes to compose a piece.

The feast will be cooked by the able hands of Mistress Crystal of the Westermark and Master Wulfric of Creigull, so bring your appetites! You can get your feast tickets from the autocrat by writing, emailing, or calling the contact information below, or by looking for the Bard of the Mists at events.

Site Information: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, (address omitted) / Santa Clara CA 95050. Site opens at 10am and closes at 10 pm. Site fee: $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers, $4 for children under 12. The feast fee will be $11 per person.

Autocrat: Branwen ferch Emrys (contact info omitted).

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"The Bardic feast of 2007 was hosted by Branwen ferch Emrys, Bard of the Mists, at St Mark's in Santa Clara. The feast was cooked by Crystal of the Westermark with the able assistance of Flidais and Anna Serra. Food was plated and made pretty by Juana. The feast was served to the head table in the fashion of 1480's England by Vyncent and Geoffrey, which weirded out some of the folks there, but all's well that ended well and we learned that a heavy ceramic bowl placed over a portion of fish in another heavy ceramic bowls will keep the fish warm for quite some time. This was the first time we served Bolas, a plum pudding that turned out to be quite popular.
O yeah, Juliana of Tregony won the Bardic competition. :) " -- Crystal of the Westermark

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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