Their Excellencies Jonathan and Teresa and the populace of Settmour Swamp invite the Known World to help celebrate the annual thawing of the mud this year with North African flare.

Please join us on March 30th at the Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Roseland, NJ, as we gather to enjoy much that our society has to offer.  This year the Barony of Settmour Swamp is honored to host Crown’s Arts and Sciences competition at Mudthaw! See the best A & S the kingdom has to offer, as well as tournaments of martial skill. Then, after Kingdom and Baronial court, we shall feast!

 

This site measures well against the checklist of the Kingdom Accessibility Porter. For additional concerns, please contact the Event Steward listed to the right.

  • This venue is a church -- please be respectful of their facility and beliefs.
  • There will be absolutely no martial activities of any sort inside the building.
  • No open flames in the building.
  • The sites main halls have wood “gym” floors; please do not wear footwear that could damage the floor.
  • The site is discretely damp.  While alcohol is permitted, please try to use period containers.

There will be sumptuous North African fare prepared by .

**Please note there will be no day board served at this event.

Rules, requirements, and deadlines for the King's and Queen's Arts & Science Competition are as followed:

We are asking that entrants review all of the material on this website about the competition. Please take your time to review before entering.

Crown's Arts & Sciences Champions 2019

About the Competition:

Those considering entering are advised that this is a high-level competition where the focus is on picking the kingdom arts and sciences champions. The judging is rigorous, and entrants are expected to be familiar with the kingdom A&S rubric, which will be used to assess entries. The duties of the champions include representing the Crown at events and participating in the Pennsic A&S War Point.

Important Information:

Advanced submission of documentation will be required of competition entrants due to judging time constraints at the event.

Documentation Help

Competition Registration

About the Display:

If anyone is not able to make those commitments or does not wish to serve as champion, we encourage them instead to sign up to display at the event. Display spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis, and feedback will be available to those displaying.

Display Registration

About Judging:

For this competition to be successful, we need many people to volunteer their time to judge! If you are interested in judging, please complete the judging registration form. Anyone who is reasonably experienced with their field and with judging may be qualified to judge. We welcome as many knowledgeable judges as possible.

Please note that all judges will be asked to read entrant documentation in advance of the competition. There is also a morning judging orientation session that all judges should plan to attend.

In addition, we are offering individuals who would like to learn more about judging the opportunity to “shadow” a judging team during the K&Q's A&S competition.

Judges Registration

About A&S Consultation Tables:

The Arts and Sciences Consultation Tables are intended to provide feedback and/or mock scoring to artisans regarding current (or proposed) projects. The consulting judges will also familiarize artisans with the rubric designed for Arts and Sciences competitions not only at the Kingdom level, but also at local Arts and Sciences competitions. The Arts and Sciences rubric is the basis for mock scoring, which will help artisans understand how judging is performed at competitions. Our goal as consulting judges is to provide guidance which will be useful to those considering entering future competitions, without overwhelming anyone.

Important Deadlines:

  • Research Paper Submissions- March 2
  • Competition Registration Deadline- March 9
  • Judge Registration Deadline- March 9
  • Documentation Submission Deadline- March 16
  • Display Registration Deadline- March 23
  • Date of Competition– March 30

Remember, the rubric and competition information is on the East Kingdom A&S website at:

Crown's Arts & Sciences Champions 2019

If you have questions about the competition format, display, judging, or if you would like assistance preparing for the competition, please contact the Kingdom A&S Minister, Master Philip White (moas@eastkingdom.org).

A Rapier Competition will be held at Mudthaw. Details will follow shortly. Please remember this will be held outside on the blacktop.

Please note that the only space we have for any of the tournaments is on asphalt in a section of the parking lot. Please plan appropriate footwear. Unfortunately, due to space considerations at our site, we will not be able to have thrown weapons or archery.

The Armored Combat Tournament will be fought in the traditional Mudthaw double elimination format. The tournament will begin promptly at 11:30am. Check in closes at 11:00am. Inspections close at 11:15am. If you need an authorization, please get the paperwork from the MoL at check in, and let a marshal know as soon as you can. Authorizations will not be fought after 11:30am, unless there is time after the tourney has completed. Please contact Ögurr Aðalbrandarson, who is the Barony's Knight Marshal, at marshal@settmourswamp.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions.

Please note that the only space we have for any of the tournaments is on asphalt in a section of the parking lot. Please plan appropriate footwear. Unfortunately, due to space considerations at our site, we will not be able to have thrown weapons or archery.

Youth Combat will be held at Mudthaw as well with details to follow.

Please note that the only space we have for any of the tournaments is on asphalt in a section of the parking lot. Please plan appropriate footwear. Unfortunately, due to space considerations at our site, we will not be able to have thrown weapons or archery.

Merchant space is limited.  There is outdoor space available in a paved covered area as well as very limited indoor space.  Merchants must provide their own table.  Due to space considerations, they are limited to one table each and/or a maximum footprint of 6’wide x 4’ deep.

The site requires that we provided them ahead of time with a list of all merchants with full contact information.  If you have not provided that information to the Merchant Coordinator and paid the site fee and your personal registration fee by the pre-registration deadline, you will not be able to merchant.

Please remember that our site is a Greek Orthodox Church. We ask that you respect their religious beliefs when choosing what to display and sell this day.