|Welcome!||Bardic Madness XVI:
Divers Hues: The Event of Many Colors
March 25, 2006
Hosted by the Shire of Trewint, Huron, SD
The newly-full-status Shire of Trewint invites all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillidhs, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and friends of the arts Bardic! Come join the merriment at Bardic Madness XVI! Bardic challenges and many fascinating classes await you.
|Site||Our site will be the Crossroads Convention Center, 100 4th St. SW, Huron, SD 57350, 605-352-3204.|
|Directions to site||Coming from the east or west on Highway 14, turn south on Highway 37 (Dakota Ave) intersection (Taco Johns right by the stoplights) and cross the railroad tracks and continue 4 more blocks till you hit 4th Street. Turn west and go one block and you are there.
From the North and south on Highway 37 (Dakota Avenue) go till you are almost in the middle of town, turn west at 4th Street and go a block till you are there. Fourth and Dakota has a Norwest Bank on the SW corner and the Post Office on the SE corner.
|Pre-registration||Send pre-registration to Brenda Larson, 1049 Western Ave., Brookings, SD 57006. Make checks and money orders payable to "SCA Inc.-Shire of Trewint". When you send reservations, please include the SCA and mundane names of all those for whom you are sending payment. The only guaranteed feast reservation is a prepaid one! Pre-registration deadline is March 18.|
|Fees||Site/Class tuition fee: $5; under 12: free; non-member surcharge will apply.
Feast: $16/adults, $10 for kids 6-12, age 5 and under free; optional kids' meal of hamburger or chicken fingers and fries is $6.
|Lunch||Lunch will not be provided on site, though several food sources may be found on and near the event site. Maps to nearby restaurants will be available at the event gate.|
|Feast||Lady Linette FitzOsbourne (email@example.com) will be working with convention center staff to create a medieval feast including roast pork loin, chicken divan, green salad, pasta salad, marinated vegetables, rice, honey glazed carrots or green beans, rolls, and butter. You will want to be there, as the last set of challenges will be performed at Feast. There will be off-board seating for those who want to be there, but will not be eating Feast; please do not bring food in during Feast. (There will be a break before Feast for those who wish to go elsewhere to find dinner.)|
|Lodging||The attached Crossroads Hotel is at 1-800-876-5858. There is a block of rooms at $62/room and callers must mention "Society for Creative Anachronism". Block originally expired February 24, but hotel staff say they will still honor the discounted price. A limited amount of crash space is available: contact Funk McCool at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Merchants||Merchants: Space will be limited; SD sales tax license required, or contact Steward by March 1 to obtain a temporary permit. Space is free before March 1, $5/table fee thereafter.|
|Classes||Our class list is still being developed, but will tentatively include such fascinating topics as Historic Bardic Schools, Colors in Medieval Society, Sonnet Workshop, and Improvisation Games! If you would like to teach, please contact the Provost.|
|Post-revel||There will be a bardic post-revel at the site in the evening, after Feast.|
|Schedule (tentative as of March 13, 2006)||
9:00 Site opens 10:00 Fyt the First 11:15 First class period 12:15 Lunch 1:30 Fyt the Second 2:45 Second class period 3:45 Fyt the Third 5:00 Northshield Bardic College meeting begins (open to all), then free time 6:30 Feast and Fyt the Fourth After Feast Cleanup and post-revel (on site)
|Event staff||For information on challenges, classes, patronage, or other curriculum questions:
Provost: THL Eliane Halevy
mka Jennifer Friedman
2010 Allen Blvd. #1
Middleton, WI 53562
For information on reservations, logistics, and miscellaneous inquiries:
|Rules for participating in challenges||
|Fyt the First||Ensemble Tale|
Northshielders are nothing if not inclusive. All those who wish to participate get up together, and tell a tale from beginning to end, with the sponsor 'conducting' by pointing to the person whose turn it is to continue the tale, and deciding when it is time to end. The title of the story is "The Colors the Weaver Wove". You might get pointed at multiple times, so be ready! Patron: Dahrien
The Color of Wealth
|Fyt the Second||Authenticity's Delight
Perform an original piece (yours or someone else's) in a period style, or perform a piece documentable to SCA period. Plan to briefly introduce the piece by saying what style it is in, and from when/where. Originator: Ysolt; Patron: Aleksandre
Argue For or Against
|Fyt the Third||Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues|
Using the classic American blues-song format, sing us the story of something that makes you and/or your persona feel blue. Stick to SCA culture or period references, please-leave the troubles of mundane life for another time. Make us laugh and feel for you at the same time! Originator: Gunnar; Patron: Elashava
|Fyt the Fourth (during Feast)||Bard Scribe Illuminator
Given a subject in the morning, compose, calligraph, and illuminate a text on that subject. This may be done individually or as a team. Patron: Berwyn
Royal Challenge: The Black and the Gold
Blow Someone Else's Horn
|Credits, disclaimer||This is the website for Bardic Madness XVI (March 25, 2006) and is maintained by THL Eliane Halevy. Any discrepancies between the electronic version of any information on this site and the printed version (in the Northwatch) will be decided in favor of the printed version.|
Site last altered: 4/02/06
Background graphic: source not known (Eliane had it lurking in her computer)