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The Forty-Sixth Year

Bard of the Mists Feast and Competition -- Principality of the Mists

September 24, 2011 (AS XLVI)

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

From The Page (August, 2011):

Come and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Bard of the Mists Competition! We will be gathering once again in the mead hall to share poetry and song and music and tales, while feasting on food in the tradition of the British Isles. Bards, poets, scops, jongleurs, and storytellers are all called to come and be a part of this day as either competitors or auditors. All others are invited to share in the day as welcomed members of the audience, without whom there can be no performances. We shall make the hall resound with our revelry!

Competition Categories: There are five rounds of competition as follows: A period piece (with documentation), a piece in a period style (with documentation), a masterwork. Bard's Choice: on cooks and cooking, and the dreaded Three Words From a Hat (written in 15mins on the day). Any questions regarding the competition should go to the Bard of the Mists, Alys Sheffield, at (website address omitted).

Site Information: St Mark's Episcopal Church, (address omitted), Santa Clara 95050. Site Opens at 11am, with the feast and competition beginning at 1pm. Site closes at 10pm. Site Fee: Members: $10, Non-Members: $15, Children, 6-12: $5, Children 5 and under: Free. Family cap: $40. Feast tickets are $ll/person.

Autocrat: Rhys Gethin (contact info omitted).

Head Cook: 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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