Kingdom Arts & Science Festival 2015
March 7, 2015
Barony of Raven's Cove
Artisans of Atlantia, mark your calendars for the seventh day of March to be in the Barony of Raven's Cove to display your arts and sciences for all! The site is the Celtic Court at the Mad Boar in Wallace, NC directly off I-40 with a Holiday Inn Express on site, food close by LOTS of space for displays and competitions, a play from the Commedia Troupe and more!
Martial Activities: There will be no fighting, but anyone wishing to hold classes out of armor, please, contact the Autocrat.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Gyrth Oldcastle Poetry Smackdown:
It is not too early to start thinking about your poems for the Smackdown at KASF. Remember this is done in good fun. There is no pressure. It is a good place for novices and others who may wish to start performing their poetry to come and recite. Your poems can be read. Please remember you do not need to write a poem in each category. It is optional. You may write one or more poems at your discretion. Again, the object here is to have fun!
Entry Fee - Write one period poem of any length placing Gyrth Oldcastle as the hero in a folktale. Adapt any folktale or make up your own based on his life, and make him the hero–with his words, with his wit, with his deeds, with his cunning or with his love. This challenge is designed so that those who did not know Gyrth can put him in any story and those who did know Gyrth can tell us about him.
One Slam Poem and One Praise Poem - Write two poems in any medieval style of your choosing
- one should praise an inanimate object (a rock, a spoon, a wall, etc.) or insect (flea, bee, cricket, etc.) and the
- other should slam an inanimate object or insect. Don’t tell what the object or insect is – we must guess from your poem.
One Poem of the Writer’s Choice - Give us a poem on any subject, event or person of your choice written in a medieval genre.
Please be prepared to give us a sentence or two explaining the style of your poem.
POC: Lady Katarzyna Witkowska
Backlog Scroll Competition
If you are a novice scribe, a work in progress, or an accomplished scribe, please help the kingdom out through helping to eliminate the Backlog Scroll list. Please contact
Lady Ameilia Rosa, the Kingdom Backlog Deputy
Aka Amy Nardone
For an assignment, or many if you do not already have an assignment or so.
- QUANTITY – how many can you do? Though quantity is the factor, quality is still expected, and documentation is required.
- BEST IN SHOW – for the best scroll with documentation as determined by the judges.
Standard Atlantian judging.
POC: Mistress Mordeyrn Tremayne, OP - autocrat
Sponsored by the Order of the Laurel, details to be provided.
POC is Mistress Jessamyn
Baronial A&S Champions
POC is Master James of Middle Aston
From ….. To Competition or Display
This type of project is an exercise in living history, taking the arts, crafts, and sciences of a number of people and learning them all so that you can create something from its inception to its end product, working the whole process with your own hands, gaining an appreciation for the art, finesse, and endeavoring spirit of medieval artisans and tradesmen.
Those who wish to compete please mark your entry accordingly and sign up on the entrant sheet.
If you would like feedback only on your project please provide a means of recording the words of the judges and attendees who view your work.
All participants are encouraged to bring touchable samples of various stages, tools or a test product for others to try a hand with, or other facet of the process that would allow participation by others rather than simply viewing the documentation and end product. They are also encouraged to commit to spending a small portion of the day with their display explaining and answering questions.
I am bringing my work on a Soil to Scroll project, which has inspired me as well as taught me a great deal more than simply reading the period manuals and modern discussions that formed the basis for the project, to display and I heartily encourage feedback from everyone who drops by to see it. If you, too, have taken an end product back to its beginnings in the soil, water, field, or stone and seen it through on its journey to the artwork you envisioned please bring your work and documentation and share this with our Kingdom.
Entertain. Instruct. Enlighten. Inspire.
Sponsored by Saaida Sajah bint-Habushun ibn-Ishandiyar al-Hajjaji
A&S champion of the Barony of Windmasters’ Hill
If you would like to sponsor a competition at this event, please, contact the Autocrat.
Adult, Member: $10.00 Day-Trip
Adult, Non-Member: $15.00 Day-Trip
Youth (11-17): $ 5.00 Day-Trip
Child (0-10): Free Day-Trip
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Raven's Cove
Cost Notes: ACCEPs will be open soon
Site: Celtic Court at River’s Landing The Mad Boar Inn 131 River Village Place Wallace, NC 28466. Site opens at 0900 closes at 1800, after event social is from 1800-2300.
Site Restrictions: No outside food or drink in the Celtic Court. There is a restaurant on site as well as a sub shop and BoJangles directly across the street as well as several other eateries close by. There will be an after event social in the Magnolia Room in the Holiday Inn Express, you are welcome to bring whatever food and drink you wish there.
Feast Information: There is no feast for this event. No outside food allowed in the Celtic Court, or Renaissance Room, however, there is a restaurant downstairs as well as several eateries close by. There is an After Event Social in the Magnolia Room in the Holiday Inn Express, you may bring food and drink to and enjoy the camaraderie.
Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome. Please contact the Autocrat if you plan on selling wares.
Other Information: We will have space for classes. If you would like to teach a class, please contact the autocrat as soon as possible.
Autocrat's Information: Mistress Mordeyrn Tremayne (Angela Sharpe), 117 Pleasant Ct, Jacksonville, NC 28540, Phone: (910) 548-3510, E-mail: angela.k.sharpe[AT]gmail.com
Reservations: Lady Amira of Raven's Cove (Tammy Mullins), 133 Sandy Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28546, Phone: (864) 320-6997, E-mail: Tammy.Mullins[AT]alphamortgage.com
Find your best way to I-40, exit 385. When you come off the exit ramp, from Northbound, turn left. River Landing is on your left 0.4 miles from the exit. From Southbound, turn right, River Landing is on your left 0.2 miles from exit.