There are a number of A&S focused events held in Meridies during the course of the year. Below you can find information on some of them.
Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faire
This is the premier A&S event in Meridies, featuring an A&S faire as well as the competition for the Kingdom A&S Champion. Entries may be submitted for the faire, the competition, or both. The location and hosting group for this event rotate every year. The event is held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Hosted by Meridies and Gleann Abhann
Once again the Kingdoms of Gleann Abhann and Meridies are pleased to host the Gulf Wars Open Arts and Science Faire. This event is opened to artisans of all skill levels from the Knowne World. That's right - artisans from any Kingdom. To make things easy, there are two categories - Static and Performing Arts.
You can display your item or perform only if you choose. To enter the Faire, documentation is required, although there will not be any formal judging as at a Kingdom Arts and Science competition. The Faire will have prizes to be given. The Royalty of Meridies and Gleann Abhann will give prizes for novice entries. The Laurels of Gleann Abhann and Meridies plan to give prizes as well as several guilds are sponsoring categories for prizes.
The Populace is invited to come and choose their favorite entry too for the Static Display or for a Performing Artist.
Both Meridies and Gleann Abhann are excited to again host this event at Gulf Wars. We wish to encourage the artisans of our Kingdoms and the Knowne World to show off their talents and get to know artisans from other Kingdoms.
For more information contact:
Gleann Abhann Contact
Baroness Etheldred (Dredda) Nic Eoghainn
Countess Gwendolen Isabella Stewart
Gulf Wars Champion
Every Gulf Wars, there is a war point A&S Champions battle between Ansteorra and Trimaris. Each Kingdom is allowed to have up to three entries from their allied Kingdoms. Depending on the rules for that years Champion's battle, Meridies has participated by choosing a Meridian Champion to aid our allied Kingdom. The selection process varies from year to year.
Magna Faire, hosted by the Barony of Iron Mountain in December, is one of two regional A&S competitions that use the same rules and judging criteria as Kingdom A&S. This event also hosts the Magna Faire competition, where entries are judged by the other entrants in the same category. Entries may be submitted for the competition, the faire, or both.
Midwinter Arts & Sciences
Hosted by the Barony of the South Downs in late January or early February, Midwinter is the other regional competition held using the Kingdom A&S rules and judging criteria. There are also usually one or more themed competitions sponsored by the Baron, Baroness, or other individuals.
The Saltare dance collegium is held in January or February, featuring several tracks of classes on European and Middle Eastern dance and music. The location and hosting group change each year.
The Barony of Thor's Mountain hosts the Black Gryphon collegium in early February. It features several tracks of classes with a different theme each year.
The Shire of An Dun Theine hosts this collegium in February.
The Shire of Drakenmere hosts this collegium in August.
Kingdom A&S Officer:
Mistress Maudeleyn Godeliva Taillour