Hi again. (Ooh, two posts in the same week? Suddenly he’s all chatty!) It occurred to me that now that I have more time for SCA events, I should mention that I will be at a couple in the next few weeks.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I will be competing at King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championships a week from Saturday. If you haven’t been, it is a day filled with brilliant, moving performances from a legion of Eastern bards, old and new, at the top of their game. (Yes, it is sometimes referred to as the “Crown Tourney of Bardic”, and rightly so.) If you haven’t had the opportunity, but you enjoy performances, I would urge you to check it out. (You can find my occasionally navel-oriented perspectives on previous years’ competitions elsewhere in this blog.)
The following Saturday, March 2, I will be at a new and exciting event. The East Kingdom College of Performers will be hosting their first-ever Bardic Challenge event. I will be teaching my songwriting class in the morning, and helping Arden of Icomb out in the afternoon with performances of songs from Sing for the East. [EDIT: I’m also going to answer a couple of challenges, because there are some that are too much fun to pass up.] This also promises to be a fun-filled day of Bardic, with classes, challenges, and performances all through the day. (Between these two events and Winter Nights last weekend, it happened to be a lot of bardic events packed into a few weeks, but I believe these should be spread out a little more next year.)
If you have plans to attend either (or both of these events), I look forward to seeing you there.