King and Queen's A&S and Bardic Champions

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Hosted by Barony of Concordia of the Snows - Scotia, NY

Event date: February 11th, 2017

Event Last Modified: February 6th, 2017

Event details

Unto the Populace of the East--Greetings! 

Their Royal Majesties have decreed a great day of competition to decide their new champions in feats of tale and song and by might of cunning artistry or knowledge to be held on the fair fields of their Barony of Concordia of the Snows upon the morn after St.  Scholastica's day. 

The manner of each contest has been established by the reigning champions and has been duly pronounced and posted at .

Complete event details may be found at including competition formats, submission instructions and deadlines, contact information and so forth.  Please note an important change--there is now one deadline date for Bardic and A&S entries (February 6th, 2017), but the date for research paper entries is still January 21st, 2017). 

King and Queen's Art & Sciences Competition:

Questions regarding the A&S Competition should be directed to the Queen's or King's Champion below:

Queen's Champion:  Mistress Elysabeth Underhill (Lissa)

King's Champion:  Master Magnus Hvalmagi

A&S competitors can bring their display items in for set-up beginning at 9. 

King and Queen's Bardic Competition

King Brion and Queen Anna will select their Bardic Champions based on a three-round competition.  Competitors will be judged by Their Majesties and the current Champions, along with an advisory committee, on choice of material, artistic impression, audience impact, technical skill, and individual response. 

Questions regarding the competition format or requirements should be directed to the current Queen’s Bard, Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, via email at  Mistress Alys is not on Facebook, but Lady Aethelflied Brewbane, the King’s Bard is, and will answer questions arising in that forum.

***For the first time this year, we are asking those intending to compete to pre-register with Mistress Alys, the Queen’s Bard, by sending her an email at  Emails must be received by midnight on February 6, 2017 if you wish to compete.  The email need only contain your name and a statement of intent.***
Youth A&S Display

To encourage the young artisans of our kingdom, there will be space set aside for youth to display any A&S projects they are working on.  Youth will be able to set up their entries early on in the day, and a half hour window will be set aside for youth to stand by their entries and talk to the populace.

If your child is intending to display, it is requested, but not at all required, that you, or your child, e-mail our youth A&S coordinator Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin (  Space will be available for all youth entries and Lady Aibhilin will be available during the day to act as a guide to youth wishing to display their work.

All youth attending the event will also be given a few tokens which they can leave by their favorite A&S entries as a mark of their favor.  These tokens may be picked up from gate, or from the youth A&S coordinator.

As a reminder, this display space is available for youth entries only.  Adults wishing to show off their fabulous and amazing works are asked to register for and enter the competition.


There will be a generous dayboard prepared by Mistress Siobhan inghen Chon Mhara (Kathleen Munn.  Provisions are being made for the common dietary needs (gluten free, vegetarian, etc).  If you have special food restrictions, please let her know at as soon as possible.

There will be no feast. 

The site is dry.



9:00 Early set-up for A&S Entrants only

9:45 Gate Opens

11:00 Morning Court

--Bardic 11:15-4:00
--A&S Judging 11:15-3:30 / Final Round 4:00-4:30

2:00-2:30 Youth A&S Display

5:00 Court

Dayboard will run from 11:30 until 3:30

Site Opens: 9:45
Site Closes: 7:00

Event Location

Scotia United Methodist Church
201 North Ten Broeck Street
Scotia, NY  12302
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


From Interstate 90, take exit 25 (Schenectady, I-890).  Proceed on 890 to exit 4C-Scotia.  At the traffic light turn left.  Cross over the bridge and continue one block past Route 50.  Turn right onto North Ten Broeck Ave.  The church will be a short way ahead on the right.

Registration Fees

Adult Members - $10 pre-reg, $12 at door
Non-members - $15 pre-reg, $17 at door
Youth (6-17) - $5
Children under 6 - free

Pre-registration closes February 4

No Feast

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY Inc--Barony of Concordia of the Snows

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Jon Harton
Lord John fitz Thomas

Janna Harton
Lady Janna von Guggisberg

Send Reservations to:

Lord Richard de Troyes (Richard Nicholson)
478 Morris St.
Albany, NY 12208

Other Contact Information:

For those requiring evening lodging, a variety of hotels are available in the area. 

For hotels close to the site:

Hotels reasonably close (less than 30 minute drive)