Iron Scribe 2

Hosted by Shire of Quintavia - Berlin, MA

Event date: November 23rd, 2019

Event Last Modified: November 20th, 2019

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Event details

[Movie announcer voice]
From the creative team who brought you Iron Scribe One, and many many scrolls in the past few royal progresses - brings you the next installment in the Iron Scribe franchise. 

More scribing will boogaloo!

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday LIVE in the Shire of Quintavia
[cue dramatic theatrical trailer music]

Many scribes will come together and DO.THEIR.THING!

Marvel at the technique of the precision of the exemplars
Stare wild-eyed as this unlikely love story between scribes and assignments comes together
In the ultimate battle of good versus deadlines


Join us and be there
Or be somewhere else!

We will sell you the seat, but you will only need the edge!

Valuable Prizes, Multiple Winners, and Fun for All!

[high-speed disclaimer]
More details will follow.  Description of the actual competition(s) and judging matrices in the works.  All feedback will be friendly and constructive.  Learning something new and useful is anticipated.  Bringing your own materials is recommended, but we will have some loaner materials available.  Batteries not included.  Void where prohibited.

All levels are welcome and depending on numbers, we will have multiple 'weight classes'

The competition will start promptly at 10 AM, with set-up time from 9-10am. 

This year’s competition is a little different from last year, there will not be a full scroll competition as the backlog is in pretty good shape due to all of your hard work.  We will instead have two blocks of competition, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  You can sign up for either or both.  You may do either calligraphy or illumination in each block.

Description of the event:

Competition rubric:

This is a garb optional event, because friends don't let friends get ink all down their fancy linens. 

Food will be done by potluck, there is a full kitchen for warming things up.  There are plenty of power outlets for crockpots and we will have a specific lunch *hour* when everyone will be forced to take a break. 

Spectators are welcome to come and hang out, see what we do and get inspired to work on projects of their own.  There is a room for children to play, but we will be very protective of the scribes' tables, pointy objects, and spill-able liquids.  On the other hand, if your kids would like to compete, they are welcome!

We hope to see you all there, it's going to be a fun event. 

Schedule for the day:
9-10 - setup your work areas
10-1 Block one (Illumination or Calligraphy, pick one)
1-2 Mandatory Lunch break (pot luck)
2-5 Block two (Illumination or Calligraphy, pick one)
5-6 Evening Repast (while we judge, likely soup)
6-7 the Just will be rewarded, and the Wikked shall be punished (results and prizes)

Please sign up if you are at all interested in coming, we are also looking for judges!

*We will not be naming one Best Scribe, that's not in the spirit of the Scribal Community.  Think more Great British Bake-Off rather than Hell’s Kitchen.

Site Opens:  9 am
Site Closes:  9 pm

Site Opens: 9 am
Site Closes: 9 pm

Event Location

Camelot Common House
69 Village Court
Berlin, MA  01503
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Please park along the right side of the road, not in numbered spots. 

Registration Fees

This is a donation only event.

This event is a potluck

Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA, Inc - Shire of Quintavia

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Marieta Charay
MKA Stephanie Schanda
603-969-7896 (please only call in the case of an emergency)

Send Reservations to:

Stephanie Schanda
100 Wilson Street
Marlborough MA, 01752