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Madrone Baronial Arts, Sciences & Bardic

March 24, 2018

King County, WA

Autocrat: Madelena Vieri

Artisans, entertainers, and those who appreciate works of beauty and skill: join us for this yearÃ��Ã�¢Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s A&S and Bardic event of Madrone! Inspired by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, who oversaw Burgundy reach its apex of prosperity and prestige as a center of the arts, our Baron and Baroness will host a day of display and performance for the enjoyment of the populace and the selection of our next Champions. Come compete for the Arts and Sciences or Bardic Championships, share your work, or simply socialize and take in the finery of our artistic community, then stay for a delicious dinner created by the Madrone Culinary Guild. 


Registration: Adults $15, with a $5 discount for current members. Dinner: $10. 


Dinner reservations are now full.


Payments should be sent to Barony of Madrone, Baronial A & S, 12819 SE 38th St, #424, Bellevue, WA 98006 Checks payable to SCA, Inc., Barony of Madrone.


Event Schedule


We anticipate that the Fireside Room will be well-utilized for active art and socializing during the day; bring your projects! Our Bardic Champion Rotrude Half-Blind is hosting a music area, and we hope you will feel free to add to the ambiance of the event with music at any time. The times without A&S entries being presented are highlighted in case you have a louder performance that may be a problem in the same room.

9:00 Site opens for set-up volunteers, competitors, Culinary Guild, etc

10:00 Event opens

10:30 Opening Court

11:00 A&S Entry Judging

12:00 Mideast Dance Troupe and then time for any louder bardic pieces

1:00 A&S Entry Judging Round 2

2:00 Time available for any louder bardic entries

3:00 Dancing

4:30 Court

6:00 Dinner


Format For The Arts And Sciences Competition:


Please send letters of intent to Their Excellencies at by March 11th.


This year we ask for two entries from competitors, with the first being a completed item that includes documentation.  Your documentation does not need to meet the stringent requirements of a Kingdom entry, but should answer the questions of who, what, where, when, and how, with a bibliography at the end listing your sources.


The second entry may be your pick of either an incomplete item entry, OR a completed research paper, which should conform to a more academic format with in line citation and bibliography.  


If you choose the incomplete item as your second entry, your accompanying documentation may be in an outline format or some other state of incompleteness.  However, we would hope that you address the same questions of who, what, where, when, and how in your presentation.


If you choose a research paper as your second entry, please have it finished and ready to send in by March 10th so that judges may have ample time to review it.  


Cooperative entries are also welcome!  If you collaborate to create one or both entries, we would ask that you all know who is being represented as the potential champion, as we may only have one individual in that role.  Please let us know that it is a collaborative entry when you send in your letter of intent as it will help the judges to be prepared appropriately.


Lastly, if youÃ�¢ï¿½ï¿½re unsure about competing, but might feel up for sharing your work with you Barony, please consider putting up a display.  Thank you for all of your creative efforts and for considering coming out for the job of A&S Champion.  As usual, if you need any help planning your presentation, display, editing documentation, or just someone to talk to about your process I and our gracious baroness are available to you.  PM me here on FB any time.


Yours In Service,

Helewisa de Frejous



Format For The Bardic Competition:

Greetings from Madrone's Bardic Champion!

It has been my intent throughout this year of service to encourage and proliferate a specific aspect of the Bardic arts, that being the Pageantry of Ambiance. Not all bards wish to stand in the spotlight! Some wish to write songs for other bards to play, or stand as a member of an ensemble. Some bards are adept at all kinds of performance, be it as the star or in a supportive role. With this in mind, I'd like to introduce a new method of determining our next Bardic Champion.

This year, I wish to encourage a multitude of entries, from individual to large ensemble pieces. To this end, several options of venue are possible. Do you have a poem that should be read to all the court? A dance that would be best performed to the delight of those at feast? Or have you been working on a recorder duet, that would sparkle in the background of the day's festivities? Madrone wants you!

To enter, participants should prepare a minimum of two pieces to present, either individually or as part of an ensemble. Sign up for the venue of your choice at gate, and announce your intention to try for the championship. Their excellencies will, at their leisure, briefly interview the entrants (sample question : do you like cake?). At the end of the day, when the performances are done, our glorious Baron and Baroness shall determine and declare their champion. It's as simple as that!

Past entrants and former Champions encouraged to apply. You know you love that sweet regalia...

Have more than two pieces to share with the hall? I love it, more more more, all of the time! 
Have a piece to perform but don't want to be champion? Yes, please! Work it up! 
Just get yourself on the signup list, and we can work it out!

Come and play music! Sing us a song! Tell a grand story, or craft us a rhyme! All of the bardy things forever! 
Help us make this an event to remember. Madrone can't do it without you!

Yours in service and in art,

Rotrude Halfblind



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Name: Magnolia Lutheran Church
2414 31st Ave West
Seattle, WA 98199

Directions to Site:


From North:  Cross Ballard Bridge Southbound. Take 1st Right, at end of bridge-deck, onto "W Emerson". Stay to the Right. Go through Stop Sign (does not apply to you). Get in left lane. Go through two (2) Stop Lights. At Stop Sign, turn Right at "Gilman Ave W". Road will become "W Government Way". Turn Left at Stop Sign onto "34th Ave W". Go 1.4 miles. Turn Left onto "W McGraw St". Go 3 blocks. Church is at corner of "31st Ave W" & "W McGraw St".


From South:  Make your way to Northbound "Elliott Ave W". Turn Right onto the "Magnolia Bridge". Stay to the Right & follow signs to "Magnolia Bridge". Take 2nd Right onto "28th Ave W". Turn Left onto "Condon Way W". Follow "Condon Way" to "W McGraw St". Church is at corner of "31st Ave W" & "W McGraw St".

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