Serpent’s Symposium
August 25th, 2018

Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
1511 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, TX 77062

Please join Their Excellencies Loch Soilleir Krag von Berghen and Henessey Donohue as they choose their Bardic and Arts & Sciences champions! The day will be filled with classes and entertainment as we host our second Coastal Collegium!

Adult registration: $15
Adult member discount registration: $10
Child (10-17): $5
Child (9 and under): Free
Family max: $30

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Loch Soilleir

Site is Dry

Tentative Saturday Schedule:
8:00AM Gate Opens, A&S Set-up
9:00 AM Morning Court
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch break
1:00 Gate Closes
3:30 Bardic Championship
4:30 B&B Interviews with A&S and Bardic competetors
5:30 A&S Pick-up
6:00 Evening Court

9AM – til you’re tired:  Fighter practice at Clear Lake Park
5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, Texas 77586
Bring your gear (or crafts for fighter support) and fight (or craft) til you can’t anymore!

Event Steward: Lord Alan Wemyss –
Class Coordinator: HL Elena Wyth –

Class Schedule

Current Classes and Descriptions

Championship Competitions:

In addition to choosing a bardic and A&S Champion Their Excellencies will be giving out prizes to people who are new to entering bardic and A&S competitions who impress them.   We consider someone who is new to have not entered more than 5 competitions.  We also strongly encourage youth to enter.

We encourage entrants to notify us of their intent to compete, so we can reserve enough time and space. Their Excellencies truly enjoy the arts and are looking forward to the competitions.  For questions you may notify the current Bardic champion HL Biatrichi Canzionari Di Palermo or Their Excellencies Krag and Hennessey.

Arts & Sciences Championship

Their Excellencies will also be choosing an A&S Champion.  Entries must have minimum documentation to include who, what, when, where, and how as applicable.   Who used the item, what is it and what was it used for, what original materials and methods would have been used, where could this item be found, and how did you make it.  A short description (2-3 sentences in each area) is all that is needed. Their Excellencies enjoy all areas in the Arts and Sciences.  In addition to the brief documentation, each entrant will be given the opportunity to discuss their entry with Their Excellencies.  This competition has no specific theme, but Their Excellencies enjoy seeing artists venture outside their comfort zone.  If you choose to do a culinary entry, please be aware that HE Krag has a mild allergy to sage (this includes poultry seasoning) and a severe allergy to mangos.

Bardic Championship

Their Excellencies of the Loch are looking for a Bardic Champion who will represent them and the Barony in the bardic arts.  The competition will be a minimum of two rounds with a potential third round depending on the number of entrants. Therefore, it is recommended that you have three entries prepared.  Although not required, we suggest variety in the styles of the three pieces.  Documentation is suggested but not required.  Some of their favorite pieces have been humorous songs and stories, stringed instruments, stories and songs with history and original pieces.