Mists Bardic 2022 @ Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge
Oct 22 all-day

As autumn is nearly upon us and my year of service draws to a close, it
brings me great joy to announce that Mists Bardic will be held at the Santa
Cruz Masonic Lodge on October 22, 2022!

Come and join us as we gather to celebrate the Bardic Arts and witness the
competition to determine the next Bard of the Mists, the best job in the
Knowne World.

The competition will be compromised of the traditional five rounds:

  • Period Piece
  • Piece in a Period Style
  • Masterwork
  • Sitting Bard’s Choice: Inclusiveness and Welcome
  • Five Words from a Hat

Please provide brief documentation for the Period Piece and the Piece in a
Period Style. In keeping with recent changes to our Society guidelines, we
welcome styles from bardic traditions from all pre-1601 cultures world-wide.
It is preferred that all pieces presented, with the exception of the Period
Piece, be the competitor's own work. Auditors are welcome.

In the interest of protecting the health of all attendees to the best of our
ability, we have made the hard decision to forego a feast this year.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and drink and to
maintain social distancing as possible.

Event Steward: Aasa Thorvaldsdottir
Site Information: Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge (828 N. Branciforte, Santa
Cruz, CA 95060)

Event Date/Time: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Site Opens at Noon, competition to start at 1:00pm

Site Fee: Non-Member Adult – $15
Member Adult – $10
Youth (17 & under) – $0

West Kingdom Archery Championship @ Yolo Bowman Archery Club
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

Unfortunately, this year the reigning Archery Champion is unavailable to host the event on the normal date with the Equestrian Championship. So, he has secured the Windy Meads Range. All skill levels are welcome to come out and shoot. Come out and and shoot for fun even if you don’t want to compete. Come out and picnic and cheer on the competitors! Bring a sack lunch and maybe a chair. The overall shoot will definitely be scored as a GAT, a Grand Archery Tournament, but the exact elements are not yet known. The winner of this championship will serve as Kingdom Champion for 1 year, stepping up at Twelfth Night. They should be prepared to meet all archery challenges and agree to run the shoot to be held during the following Fall.

Date: October 23, 2022

Event Steward: Sibéal inghean Alaxandair (Sandy Lowry)

Phone: 707-291-9810

Shoot to be run by the current Kingdom Champion, Seán Ó Labhradha

Site Information:
Yolo Bowmen Archery Club (Yolo Grasslands Regional Park, Davis CA )
Yolo Grasslands Regional Park Davis , CA

Start Time:
Gate opens at 9:00 AM and the shoot starts at 10:00 AM. Shooting is expected to be complete about 4:00 PM.

Site Fee: Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15. Non-archers $5. Children (under 16): free.

Directions:  Online maps have been unreliable — like miles off — do not use them unless you want to see miles of backroads that do not include the site!.

Take I-80 to Davis. Exit at Mace Blvd. Proceed south on Mace 4 miles. Mace becomes County Road 104. At Tremont Road, turn left into the parking lot of The Yolo Grasslands Park.
If manually entering the address use the Grasslands Regional Park address: “Mace Blvd & Tremont Rd, Davis, CA 95618”. The listed address for Yolo Bowmen when entered will take you half a mile south of the site.
West Kingdom Collegium @ Martinez Church of Christ
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Live from the West Kingdom, Collegium Occidentalis is back with In Person Classes.  We will have three classrooms and four additional rooms for classes.  We also have room on the field for heraldic voice classes, martial demonstrative classes, dance classes and a day long and a scribal arts workshop pavilion. (The field also includes a gazebo in case of inclement weather.)  Sadly, we do not have access to the kitchen so there will be no hands-on cooking classes and no feast.  This is a dry site.

Event Steward:  Antonio Giordano da Sicilia/ A.J. Pongratz
Event Steward Contact:  (916) 600-2716, antonio@westkingdom.org

Date: November 12, 2022
Site opens at 9:30 a.m., classes begin at 10:00am.  Site closes at 6:00 pm.

Site Information:  Martinez Church of Christ; 5050 Hiller Lane, Martinez, CA 94533

Site Directions:  Take your best route to the intersection of Highway 680 and Highway 4 in Martinez. From the intersection, go West and take the Morello Avenue exit heading North.  Turn right on Arnold Drive and left on Hiller Lane.  The church will be on your left.

Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15, Children under 17: Free

Mists Fall Investiture @ Sebastopol Masonic Lodge
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Helga, by right of arms, Prince of the Mists, and Hans, by his grace and beauty, Prince Consort of the Mists, do cordially invite you to witness the Investiture of Their Heirs.

Competitions will include: Arts and sciences silver muse Competitions
There will be two in this last in the “Arts and Science though the Ages” series! Come, enjoy and participate!

  • The Early time will be 11th Century
  • Later Period will be 16th Century

You could play a tune or create a necklace, teach us how to make some rings? Sing some chants or mead your way into our hearts!

We are encouraging our artisans to not only make things but teach how to make them (as well as this is also a part of the competition)

Documentation is required but don’t let that scare you away (simple is all we ask but if you want to do more that’s wonderful) (Help is available!)

Donations to largess are always appreciated as our gifts are always appreciated so much! Please contact Rew Payne at Rew@westkingdom.org for more information.

Site Information: Sebastopol Masonic Lodge, 373 N. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can.
Event Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Site Fee: Adult non-member $25 | Adult member $20 | Children (17 & younger) $0. Pre-registration is optional.
Paypal: https://sites.google.com/westkingdom.org/epay/home
Please make checks out to “SCA- Principality of the Mists”.

Beli Bailey of Kintyre
Phone: (707) 217-1094
Email: belibailey@gmail.com

Directions: From the North: Take 101 S to 12. Go west on 12 and into Sebastopol. Take a right onto 116 (116 is divided into two one-way roads at this point) and go past the town center (where the road turns left to rejoin the east bound section). Continue west. The Sebastopol Masonic Center is on the right across from Safeway. It is a white building with blue trim. From the South: Take 101 N to 116. Go left and under 101. Proceed to Sebastopol, where the road will divide into two one-way roads. Go past the town center (where the road turns left to rejoin the east bound section). Continue west. The Sebastopol Masonic Center is on the right across from Safeway. It is a white building with blue trim.

West Coast Culinary Symposium @ Camp Bothin
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day

Mark your calendars West Coast Culinanary Symposium is coming!

When: Friday thru Sunday, February 17 – 19, 2023.

Where: Camp Bothin, Fairfax, CA

Special Guest Speaker: TBD

Classes: TBD

Site fee: TBD

Steward: Agnes barengarii de Girona

Email: Peggy.viney@gmail.com

Watch this space for more information!

Cynagua-Mists War @ KHTI - Cathey's Valley
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – May 7 @ 3:00 pm

Come one Come all to Cynagua-Mist war!!!!!

This war shall be the inaugural event for the KHTI site!!!! Come fight, camp, party, and explore the new site.

Principality War!
Do you hear the drums of War???
Does the thought of battle boil your blood??
Listen to the Cravings in your heart and come to War!!!
Come witness The Clash of Titans on and off the battlefield with Arts and Sciences, Cooking, Archery and Rapier!

All activities count toward the tally for the winners of the war!
Individual competition information TBA.
Can’t wait to see all of you fine an admirable hobbitses!!!!!!

Event Webpagehttps://sites.google.com/westkingdom.org/2023cynagua-mistswar/home

Event Steward : Shintaro Masashige Minamoto aka Lash (Cennedy McPhail) — E-mail : cennedym@yahoo.com

Site Information:
Start Time: Gate opens 12pm 5/5 , closes 3pm 5/6, site closes on 5/7
Site Fee: 
  • Adult Event Registration: $25;
  • Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $20;
  • Youth under 17 free

Make best way to Merced CA. From Merced take CA-140 East 22.9 miles turn right onto Via Caballo Rd.
Or enter KHTI into your GPS and it should find it.