On May 6th, the Shire of Nithgaard will host the second Æthelmearc Arts & Sciences Faire. This will be a day to celebrate the artisans our Sylvan Kingdom. We will have room for all who choose to do so to display their works.nithgaard

The A&S Faire web page can be found here.

We will also be running the second annual Queen’s Prize Tourney, for those who hold a Grant of Arms level award or lower in the Arts & Sciences. The tourney does not have scores or a winner, but offers those who enter advice from members of the Orders of the Laurel and the Fleur.

It is our hope that the Queen’s Prize Tourney will give these artisans the opportunity to both learn and teach, and will give the Kingdom an opportunity to see their work. Each entrant is required to be sponsored by a member of the Laurel or the Fleur. Each entrant is required to be present at the event. Each sponsor is asked to provide a small thank you gift to each of the entrants he or she sponsors.

We will need advisors (previously called “judges”) for the tourney. Advisors must be Fleurs or Laurels and are expected to spend the better part of the day in face-to-face advising of the entrants. You can sign up to be an advisor at the A&S Faire website.

For those of a more martial inclination, there will be outside areas available for fighting and fencing during the day.

The web page contains links to:

  1. the event announcement
  2. an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) sheet concerning the event and Queen’s Prize Tourney
  3. registration forms for Entrants and Sponsors in the Queen’s Prize Tourney and also for Advisors
  4. a form for Entrants seeking Sponsors to sponsor them
  5. a form for Sponsors seeking Entrants to sponsor.

We hope to see many of you at the A&S Faire!

In service,
Fridrikr & Orianna
Kingdom Ministers of Arts & Sciences