Mistress Halla of Mugmort
(Halle Snyder)

Office of the Minister of Arts & Sciences

Mistress Halla of Mugmort
(Halle Snyder)


Letter From the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences

Greetings to the Artisans, Craftspersons, Performers and Scientists of the Kingdom!

All the Regional A&S Faires have been scheduled for Spring 2017:

February 4, 2017 Constellation Regional A&S Faire/Better War Through Archery, Barony of Sternfeld, [Danville, IN
March 11, 2017 Pentamere Regional Faire, Barony of Northwoods, Howell, MI
March 25, 2017 Midlands Regional Faire, Incipient Shire of Rúnviðarstaðr Warren IL
April 1, 2017 North Oaken Regional Faire, Shire of Rivenvale, Warren OH
April 22, 2017 South Oaken Regional Faire, Barony of the Flame, Louisville KY
Pentathlons and Divisional entires must be entered in the Region in which the entrant resides. All other entries are welcome at any regional faire, no matter where the entrant lives, HOWEVER — this year, if you plan on entering a Regional Faire that is not in the region in which you live, you must let your RMOAS know that you plan to enter at another Region’a Faire, and why. (We’re tracking this information to serve the Faire Community better!)

The maximum number of entries one entrant can enter in one faire season is capped at 7 entries. If all seven entries are presented at one faire, only 5 entries will be eligible for face to face judging. Face to Face judging is default, but not required. You may always request Docs Only judging, for which you need not be present. Mail In Entries are not guaranteed a Face To Face judging opportunity.

The deadline for Mail In Entries For ALL REGIONS will be January 10. If your Mail In type entry receives a 1st or 2nd place, and is eligible to go to the Kingdom Faire, and you wish for it to have a second judging -- you must return it to the Judges Coordinator by the end of the week following the Regional Faire in which it was presented, and you will receive the results at the Kingdom Faire.A second judging for Mail In entries is OPTIONAL. If the entry does not reach the Judges Coordinator by the second judging deadline, the Regional Score will stand as the final score.

For example, A Research Paper presented at the Constellation RA&S, on February 4, 2017 receives a 2nd place, if a second judging is desired, the paper must go back in to the Judges Coordinator by midnight February 12, 2017.

I would also like to present the new Judges Coordinator, Mistress Heodez Sofonisba di Talento Minotto (Courtney Hess) Her experience as an Entrant, Pentathlon Competitor and Kingdom A&S Champion, and her service to Arts and Sciences as a teacher and a Judge, as well as her service at the Regional Faires, Craftspersons' Faires and in the Tallyroom make her very well fit to serve the A&S community as a Judges Coordinator.

There are other new things that will be happening with this Faires this year and through the next few A&S seasons, I will post more in my next Pale letter, but your Regional Arts & Sciences Officer can also advise you about any changes that may affect your entries.

But before we got to the Faire season, we still have a Craftsperson’s Faire at Christmas Tourney, and several 12th Night Events, which are always full of A&S goodness! I must remind you that Our King has called for a great A&S Competition to be held at Pentamere 12th Night January 7, 2017, in the Barony of Cinnabar, Howell, MI. See the Event Page for the latest details.

I hope that as the winter approaches, you dig into the wonderful arts and crafts you can do indoors, and that you stay warm and merry as you develop your knowledge and skill!

Yours In Service,
Halla of Mugmort OP
KMOAS Midrealm
Halla of Mugmort OP

Regional A&S Faire Schedule

  • TBD

Online registration will become available after all the events are on the kingdom calendar. The deadlines for "Mail-in" categories will be two weeks prior to the regional Faire in which the entry is submitted.

MoAS Deputies

Drop Dead Deputy

North Oaken
THL Sarai Tindall
sarai.tindall {at} gmail {dot} com

South Oaken
Lady Emer Von Atzinger
(Susie Hurst)
southoaken (at) midrealm [dot] org

THL Odette D'Amboise
(Paula Ryan)
odette (at) justsomechick [dot] org

THL Eva vanOldeBroek
(Wendy Peacock)

THL Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina
(Anne McKinney)
midlandsmoas {at} gmail {dot} com

Special Deputy/Judges Coordinator

Special Deputy/ A and S Database
Master Vorlin o’r Gwug
(Gary Shurgin)
8500 Bremen Rd
Bremen, OH 43107
TShurgin {at} columbus {dot} rr {dot} com
Special Projects Deputy
Lady Fiadnata o' Gleann Alainn
(Carol Reed)
348 Melanie Dr, Franklin OH 45005
Fiadnata {at} dnaco {dot} net
Deputy for Historical Combat
Lord Michael Ashley
(Michael Pennock)
4716 Cayuga Road
Rockford, IL 61107

Deputy of Education
Mistress Anastasia
(Carole McCallister)
80 E Kelso Road
Columbus, OH 43202
anastasia {at} ameritech {dot} net

KMOAS Webminister
Signora Gianna Vettori
gianna.vettori {at} gmail {dot} com


A&S Orders

MoAS Reporting Schedule
Non-Baronial Groups
(Cantons, Colleges, Shires, etc.):
January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1
Baronial Groups
January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15
Regional MoAS
February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1 (Domesday)
Incipient groups are NOT required to report monthly. All quarterly reports should be sent to your Regional officer. Baronial & Regional officers must get your report. They are there to help keep Kingdom informed of what is going on.