[Bards] Bards Attending pensic

Lady Simone Ui'Dunlainghe lady_simone at code-works.com
Mon Jul 23 21:05:56 PDT 2001

I have been asked to Forward this to all bards that I know that may be
attending pensic I figured this was the fastest way to get the word out
to you all.


From:         Michael B. Greenstein[SMTP:greenstein at stargate.net]
> Sent:         Thursday, July 19, 2001 12:22 PM
> To:   moas at ansteorra.org
> Subject:      First Annual AEthelmearc Pennsic Bardic Slam
> Greetings unto Mistress Charla Noel du Lac, Minister of Arts and
> of Ansteorra, from Lord Michael Alewright, Sylvan Bard of
AEthelmearc.  I
> am trying to spread the word as widely as possible of a bardic
> (with a twist) at Pennsic, and I beg your assistance in this
> endeavor.  Would you be kind enough to notify the bards of Ansteorra
> may be attending Pennsic of this activity?
> Please note that the rules and procedures described below are
subject to
> change, as they await final approval from Their Sylvan Majesties of
> AEthelmearc.  I will attempt to arrange publication of a finalized
set of
> rules in the Pennsic newspaper (whatever it will be called this
> I greatly appreciate any assistance you may render.
> Regards,
> Michael
> AEthelmearc's First Annual Pennsic Bardic Slam
> Do you have what it takes? The Kingdom of Æthelmearc is pleased to
> announce the first annual Pennsic Bardic Slam, on Thursday, August
> beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Æthelmearc Royal encampment.  All bards of
> Known World are welcome to participate, and everyone else is welcome
> simply to enjoy.  Bring your ORIGINAL poetry, songs and stories,
> yourself (and a chair, if you wish), and bring your attitude.
> For the performers, there is one-and only one-standard: impress the
> judges.  The competition will be judged by five audience members,
> selected at the beginning of the competition, each of whom will rate
> performances on a scale from 0.0 to 10.0.  The middle three scores,
> together, will be the score for the performance.  Pieces may not be
> than five minutes in length.
> Round 1 is open to all.  The top ten performers of Round 1
(determined by
> highest score) will enter Round 2, and must perform a second
> piece (still limited to 5 minutes), which will be scored as in Round
> The top three performers of Round 2 enter Round 3, and perform a
> original piece.  Round 3 will be scored differently: the entire
> decides!  Each audience member will get a piece of candy, which (at
> end of Round 3) will go into the bowl for his or her favorite
> Ties at all levels will be broken by duels of (nearly)
> limericks.
> A signup sheet will be at the A&S tent until late on Thursday
> You do not have to sign up in advance to enter, but those who do get
to go
> first.  The competition is open to new entrants until the conclusion
> Round 1.

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