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Mists Bardic

Saturday October 22nd, 2022
Santa Cruz, California

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 (Emily Skold) — Phone: (707) 832-8450 — E-mail:

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at Noon, competition to start at 1:00pm. Site closes at 8:00pm
Site Fee: 
Site Fee: Non-Member Adult - $15; Member Adult - $10; Youth (17 & under) - $0
From Highway 17 and points north
Take Highway 17 south toward Santa Cruz. As you approach town you reach the interchange with Highway 1. Do not go north to Half Moon Bay. Do not go south to Soquel and Monterey. Get off on Ocean Blvd. Take Ocean to Water Street. Turn left on Water Street. Go 1/2 mile to N. Branciforte. Turn right. The Masonic Temple is the second building on the left next to Branciforte Elementary School.
From Highway 1 and points south
Come north on Highway 1. As you approach town, get off at Morrissey Blvd. Follow the exit over the Highway, traveling west. Travel two signals to Water Street where you will turn right. Travel alongside of the west side of the elementary school. Go to N. Branciforte Ave. and turn left. The Masonic Temple is the second building on the left next to Branciforte Elementary School.