So you want to enter an A&S competition…

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

As I mentioned at the end of July in my post about the dancing class, one of the things I am trying to do as Montengarde’s A&S champion is organize TUA classes. One that is upcoming I’m also teaching, and is:

“So you want to enter an A&S competition…”

This takes place Monday, August 29 at 7:00- 9:00 p.m., and will take place at my house.

Come learn what to expect from A&S competitions, what to watch out for, and how to excel!
This will be a facilitated discussion, so everyone who is interested in competing now or in the future, or those who have competed or judged in the past are invited to give their feedback and ask questions.

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Displaying your A&S work

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials - focus on my Finnish Coils Work In Progress

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials – focus on my Finnish Coils Work In Progress

As you might know, I’m hosting a few SCA A&S (Arts & Science competitions) this year, and one of the questions/concerns I’ve heard from people is “how do I display my work?”

I’m in NO way an expert on this… I’m still pretty new to the SCA, and haven’t travelled outside of Avacal to see how things are done elsewhere. Still, I’ve been to, judged, and competed in a few competitions, and have some suggestions and things to think about… so if you’re thinking of competing and this is something you’re thinking about… keep reading!

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Laurel’s New Works display

The non-competing displays at Silver Arrow

The non-competing displays at Silver Arrow

At the Festival of the Snow Eaters

Incipient Shire of Windwyrm
133 3rd St, Box 22, Shaughnessy, Alberta T0K 2A0
This event will be held in the town of Shaughnessy, 30 minutes north of Lethbridge.
October 28, 29, 30, 2016

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/685205594989219/ 

For the Festival of the Snow Eaters in Windwyrm, the autocrat  has allowed me to help organize a Laurel’s New Works display.

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Dirty 1/2 Dozen Largess Competition

At the Festival of the Snow Eaters

Set of five Jorvik hoods for largess

Set of five Jorvik hoods for largess

Incipient Shire of Windwyrm
133 3rd St, Box 22, Shaughnessy, Alberta T0K 2A0
This event will be held in the town of Shaughnessy, 30 minutes north of Lethbridge.
October 28, 29, 30, 2016

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/685205594989219/ 

For the Festival of the Snow Eaters in Windwyrm, the autocrat (and A&S defender), Ingamar of Ravenheim wishes to host a Dirty Half-Dozen Largess Challenge.  I’ve offered to help with this (as she’ll doubtlessly have a LOT on her plate already!)

Format:

Each competitor should donate 7 individual items for Largess. These can be 7 of all the same item, or 7 items on a common theme. More than 7 items will of COURSE be welcome, though more than 7 items will not get ‘extra points’.  (6 would be a half-dozen… 7 is what makes it ‘dirty’…)

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Unfinished projects at Harvest Feast

 

Thinking of competing in a SCA A&S competition? (Like the Apprentice’s Tournament at Samhain or for Emerald Rose at Twelfth Night?) Nervous?

I found the notion of competing pretty nerve-wracking too before I competed the first time, so when I went to Winter War in 2015, I participated in the Unfinished Projects challenge. I didn’t “win”, but found it helped settle my nerves a bit, and I got great feedback that helped inform my research and documentation for when I DID compete….

Unfinished Projects display at Harvest Feast

The non-competing displays at Silver Arrow

The non-competing displays at Silver Arrow

With that in mind, I’m hosting an Unfinished Projects display at Harvest Feast in Bitter End in September. Bring what you have, in whatever state you have it in.

Project half-done and your research is not much more than a notebook with some bullet points? Cool!

Project totally done, but your documentation is a few screenshots from your favourite blog? Awesome!

Researched your passions to the nth degree, but haven’t started your project beyond collecting a handful of supplies? That’s cool too!

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