**CANCELLED** Glymm Mere Lyceum


Event Steward: Disa i Birkilundi

Hosted By Device of Glymm Mere

The Barony of Glymm Mere (Thurston, Grays Harbor, and South Mason counties, WA )

Event Summary:

Date: March 28 , 2020
Site opens at: 8:00 AM on March 28th 2020
Site closes at: 9:00 PM on

Event site:
Tumwater United Methodist Church
1401 Lake Park Drive SW Olympia, WA 98512

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This is a Level 1 event.

Come and join Glymm Mere as we spend the day celebrating the Arts & Sciences and Bardic. We will be holding the A&S and Bardic Championships, there will be lots of socializing space available so that people can share their current projects.

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Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adult Non Member $15
Youth  Free
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 AM Site Opens
9:00 AM Opening Court
9:30 AM Championship Presentations Begin
10:00 AM Class – History of Puppetry
11:00 AM Class – The Plumbata: A Late Period Roman Thrown Weapon
1:00 PM Class – Heraldry — Your Key to Better Bling
3:00 PM Class – Beginning Drop Spindle
4:00 PM Class – Beginning Bodhran
5:00 PM Afternoon Court
  Potluck Immediately Following Court
9:00 PM Site Closes

Meal Information

We will be having a potluck dinner after afternoon Court. Please bring a dish to share according to your modern last name.

Meat dish will be provided by the Barony

A-J bring deserts

K-T bring side dishes

U-Z bring breads.

Tournament Information

To enter either competition you must let Their Excellencies know at GlymmMere.Baron@antir.org and GlymmMere.Baroness@antir.org  by February 14.


When entering the Bardic competition, please keep these guidelines in mind:

  1. Each bard shall prepare 2 performances of any type (dance, music, storytelling, or any other period style of performance).

-At least one performance must be a period piece with documentation. This piece will be judged.

-Documentation is to be a maximum of 1000 words.

-A brief oral summary should be given before the performance. Please bring 5 copies.

-The other piece may be period or SCA inspired. This piece will be voted on by the populace.

-The entrants may, if they wish, enlist others to assist in one performance.

-One entry must be a solo performance.

  1. Each performance should be no more than 10-15 minutes, including the brief oral summary
  2. After all the performances, the populace will vote for their favorite performances by ranking them.
  3. The Bardic Champion will then be selected by the Baron and Baroness, aided by the advice of three judges and the tally of the populace vote.

Arts and Sciences

When entering the Arts & Sciences competition:

  1. You must present 2 separate entries; one must be complete, and one may be in process.
  2. Documentation is required, but please keep it brief. 1000 words is a good size.
  3. We will be using the kingdom judging forms. Please look over the available forms and let Dame Elanor know which form you would like to use when you submit your documentation.

A champion of Glymm Mere is expected to support and encourage their arts both in and out of the Barony. They will also be expected to assist in the competition to select their replacement.  Please let our Bardic Champion Dame Elanor know if you have any questions about the Bardic competition, A&S competition questions should be sent to our A&S Champion Laeriel.

Classes Offered

History of Puppetry

Instructor: HL Volk the Grey

Time: 10:00 AM

Fee: Free

Learn about puppetry through the years.


The Plumbata: A Late Period Roman Thrown Weapon

Instructor: HL Gerald de Huntington

Time: 11:00 AM

Fee: Free

This is a basic overview of what a plumbata is. We will explore the when where how and why of it’s use along with some information on construction.


Heraldry – Your Key to Better Bling

Instructor: Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol

Time: 1:00 PM

Fee: Free

Now that you’ve got it, what do you do with it? We will discuss how people in the Middle Ages used their heraldry to decorate their possessions (short answer, on everything), and ways we can do the same to beautify our stuff and at the same time identify it with ourselves.


Beginning Drop Spindle

Instructor: Lady Catrine la Crosetire

Time: 3:00 PM

Fee: $8.00

Don’t throw it, spin it! Beginner’s drop spindle class. Fee includes a drop spindle and 2 oz of roving.


Beginning Bodhran

Instructor: HL Gareth Albaric o’Eastbrook

Time: 4:00 PM

Fee: Free

Will teach basics of how to play the Irish hand drum, or bodhran. Students should provide their own drum and tipper but a few loaners will be available.

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