Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Eilidh Keldeleth
Date: February 3 , 2018
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on February 3th 2018
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Hyla Middle School
7861 Bucklin Hill Rd, NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110



February 3, 2018 at 9 AM – 7 PM


Their Excellencies Conchobar MacEoin and Eilidh Keldeleth of
Dragon’s Laire invite you to witness the selection of the next
Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion, Bardic Champion, and Baronial
Scholars at Candlemas! Join with them for a day of championship
presentations, arts and sciences display and contest, music, games,
amazing food, and excellent companionship. Help us celebrate the
return of the light as it is reflected in the light of the
inspiration of our bards, artisans, and scholars.

Morning Court, Championships, and classes will be held at Hyla
Middle School: 7861 Bucklin Hill Rd NE; Bainbridge Island, WA

The evening feast will be held next door at the American Legion
Colin Hyde Post at 7880 NE Bucklin Hill Rd; Bainbridge Island, WA

Parking is tight at the school; extra parking is across the
street at the American Legion Hall and is available for use.




Event Coordinator

Her Excellency, Eilidh Keldeleth (Laurie Clough) | 360-689-7763
(preferred) | moc.liamg@enimgubhdilie


Novice A&S Tourney:

A New Event at Dragon’s Laire Candlemas!


Not quite ready for an Arts & Sciences Championship, but want to
get feedback for your project? This year the Arts & Sciences
program will have a Novice A&S Tourney at Candlemas, sponsored
by the Laurels of Dragon’s Laire.


“Novice” is defined as someone who has never entered a
competition before. Note: This tourney is not a competition.


Participants need only minimal documentation – basic information
such as what it is, what the time period and location, the artisans
contact information, plus any other information the participant
wants to include.


All of the entries will be reviewed by a panel of Dragon’s Laire
Laurels, who will talk with the entrants and provide feedback.


Each participant will get a token as a “thank you” for
participating, and the participant who is determined by the panel
of judges to have the “Most Courageous” project will take home a
spiff bag of goodies created by various Dragon’s Laire Laurels.


Deadline for declaring an entry in the Novice Tourney is 12th
Night. Please notify Dame Gwen the Potter by email, by sending a
Facebook message, or by hard copy in person at a Fighter


Arts and Sciences Championship / Bardic Championship

Dragon’s Laire will be hosting their Baronial Arts and Sciences
Championships at their Candlemas event on February 3, 2018!


Championships include:

Artisan (Arts and Sciences)

Bardic (Entertainment/Performance Art)

& Scholar (research papers)


The victors of the Artisan and Bardic championships will
represent the Barony in their respective areas in the coming year.
Those wishing to become Scholars of Dragon’s Laire do not enter a
competition as such, but submit their research to the existing
Scholars for consideration.



All those competing in the Arts and Sciences competition and the
Bardic competition need to submit a letter of intent to the Baron
and Baroness and the Baronial Minister of Arts and Sciences no
later than Twelfth Night, January 14, 2018.


The Letter of Intent must have the following information:




-Description of Project


Email Letters of Intent to: gro.erialsnogard@retsinimsa and
gro.erialsnogard@stenoroc. A confirmation will be sent to you
within 48hrs.




Each competitor for Artisan will give a presentation up to 45
minutes long, and then answer questions posed by a group of judges.
The judges will use the form “Dragon’s Laire A&S Evaluation
Form: OBJECT” found at the bottom of the Arts and Sciences page at



Those competing for the Bardic championship this year will be
using a new format, which has been instituted at the Kingdom level.
This will consist of a performance (song, story, instrumental,
etc.) up to ten minutes long that will take place during the feast
at Candlemas. This will require minimal documentation (can fit on a
3 x 5 card). The judges will use the form “Dragon’s Laire A&S
Evaluation Form: PERFORMANCE” found at the bottom of the Arts and
Sciences page at
Those wishing to do a more research-oriented performance art entry
may enter the Artisan Championship with it, if they so desire


Scholars of Dragon’s Laire:


Papers will be judged against a set of scholarly standards, not
against each other. A minimum score must be attained to be
considered eligible to be presented during the Championship. Papers
that meet the criteria for acceptance will be presented at
Candlemas, with each presenter having 45 minutes to present.


Since it is the intent of the competition to build a community
of scholars within the Barony, every competitor who is accepted to
present their paper at the Championships (and does so) will be
named a Scholar of Dragon’s Laire.


Your paper can be turned in person during Dragon’s Laire Tuesday
Social or emailed to gro.erialsnogard@retsinimsa. If you have any
questions, please ask Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol or any of the
current Scholars of Dragon’s Laire.


Format Specifics

Length: approximately 2200 words (roughly 5 pages of text
without illustrations).

Font and spacing: 12-point font and either 1.5 or

Margins: 1″ top, bottom and sides. Number all pages except the
title page.

Bibliography: A list of everything you read, including the
references you have cited. This can be annotated but it is not

Citation style: There are many to pick from. Choose one and
stick to it.

Illustrations: Illustrations, tables, and figures should be
numbered consecutively (figure 1, illustration 1, table 1) and
referred to in the text the same way.



Barony of Dragon’s Laire – Candlemas





9 AM


Site opens

9:30 AM

Main Hall

Opening Court and Invocation of the Lists

Drop in class

Main Hall

Nalbinding – Look for instructors wearing the Nalbinding needle

Drop in class

Main Hall

Beginning Jewelry (YAFA compliant) – Alizand

10:00 AM

Classroom A

Scholar’s Paper – Master Renart the Fox

10:00 AM

Classroom B

How to Make a Leather Costrel – THL Pernell

11:00 AM

Classroom C

A&S Championship Presentation – Master Arontius of

11:00 AM

Classroom B

How to Make “Stained Glass” Decorations – THL Ela

11:00 AM

Main Hall

Beginning Calligraphy (YAFA compliant) – Alicia Du Bois

12:00 PM


Lunch – Soup and bread available for a small donation

12:00 PM

Classroom B

Arrow Making (2 hours) – Sir Andras

12:00 PM

Main Hall

Novice Entry #1 – Lady Lucy of Smithshall

12:30 PM

Main Hall

Novice Entry #2 – Lady Sigridr Williamsdottir

1 PM

Classroom A

Scholar’s Paper – THL Thangbrandr

1 PM


Intro to Medieval Drumming – THL Padraig MacAilpein

2 PM


Intro to Drum and Drill – THL Padraig MacAilpein

2 PM

Classroom C

A&S Championship Presentation – Baron Dunstan

2 PM

Classroom B

Intro to Block Printing (2 hours) – Lady Melissa

3 PM

Classroom A

Scholar’s Paper – Dame Madrun

4:30 PM

American Legion Hall

Final Court and Bardic Presentations

6 PM

American Legion Hall

Feast by Countess Aryana

9 PM

Site closes

We have to be out by 9 PM. All help clearing out is greatly


  • Classroom A – Scholars’ Presentations
  • Classroom B – Classes
  • Classroom C – A&S Championship Presentations
  • Classroom D – Judges Retreat and Tally Room



Lunch will be bread and soup both with meat and a vegetarian

  • Posole (Pu-so-lay) made with pork, hominy, onions, garlic.
    Chile on the side.
  • Chickenless version of chicken tortilla soup. Lots of lovely
    veggies in a tomato based broth. A $5 donation is suggested for the


The Feast will be beef, smothered chicken, red cabbage, spaetzle
mit Kaese, mixed rices with mushrooms and onions, Heaven and Earth,
winter greens, cheesecake with winter cherries, gingerbread with
candied fruit. There will be bread and a common plate of sausages,
pickled vegetables, and an egg dish.




Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to
appropriate sanctions.

If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation,
or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact
a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board


Questions? Need Help?

If you have questions about the competition requirements please
talk with Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol and/or and the current
Champions (Arts and Sciences–Lord Thangbrand, Bardic–Master
Arion) and the Baronial Scholars.


Want to Teach a Class or Become a Judge?

Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol at


Directions: Head southeast on WA-305 S toward Baywatch Ct NE

Turn right onto Sportsman Club Rd NE. Turn left onto Finch Rd
NE. Turn right onto Wyatt Way NW. Continue onto. Eagle Harbor Dr
NE. Slight right onto Bucklin Hill Rd NE. Turn right onto NE
Bucklin Hill Rd. Destination will be on the right.




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