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The Shire of Rokeclif presents:

Bardic Madness XXVI

9AM-9PM Saturday, April 16, 2016

LaCrosse Masonic Lodge

118 South 8th Street, LaCrosse, WI 54601


Join us for yet another episode of Madness from our excellent Rokeclif hosts!


What is Bardic Madness, and why should I plan to join in the Madness?

Bardic Madness is an event where Bards of all flavors and those who enjoy the Bardic Arts come together for a day devoted to song, story, and poem. Throughout the day, Challenges are offered and each person who would like to contribute a piece to answer the prompt in that challenge signs up for a performance slot. The Provost is the event's Mistress of Ceremonies - she creates the challenges, announces them before the event (so people have time to plan, scheme, and compose!), and solicits patrons for the challenges. Patrons are people who volunteer to be the host of each challenge. They introduce the challenge, call the names of the people who have requested to perform, and provide a small than-you gift for each participnt. Even if you are not inclined toward performance yourself, performers need audiences, so do join us to appreciate these talented gentles! Challenges will be arranged into four rounds, or Fyts, with breaks for classes, lunch, and fellowship between them, and a tasty feast during the fourth Fyt

The theme for the Challenges at Bardic Madness XXVI is "Saints and Sinners." The Challenges are now posted! 


Event Schedule

9:00 AM - site opens to the populace
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Fyt the First and
Upside-Down Court!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Class period I
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Fyt the Second
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Class period II
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Fyt the Third
6:30 PM - Fyt the Fourth/Feast
9PM - Site Closes for all 

After feast-ish - Postrevel at the hotel!


Fees and pre-registration

Site Fee:

Member Adult and Teen: $10 
Nonmember Adult: $5 Non-member surcharge applies (Total of $15 per nonmember)
Children 12 & under: $5



Sinner's Feast (High Feast) $12 pre-registered by April 1, $15 at gate, if any tickets remain
Sain't Feast (Low Feast) $5
Remember: Feast is Fyt the Fourth! You want to eat feast!


Checks to “SCA WI, Inc., Shire of Rokeclif”
Mail to Jerome Springer, 227 Liberty Street Apartment #1, LaCrosse WI 54603

Pre-registration has ENDED. Please pay at the door. 


Site information

Site opens: 9AM Saturday for populace
Site closes: 9PM Saturday for all
Site is accessible. Site is DRY.

Lodging options

Hampton Inn (brand new and eight blocks from site!)
511 3rd Street North, LaCrosse, WI
The block has expired, but was under SCA and rooms cost about $130 per night



Settle Inn and Suites (about 4 miles north of site)

2110 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603


The block has expred, but was under "SCA" and the rooms are $79 plus tax per night.    




A bardic postrevel will follow the scheduled activities at the main block hotel (Hampton Inn). 


Staff contact information:


Bronislava (Kirsta Skaff) 608-785-3107




Eithni inghean Talorgan (Jean Hetzel) 608 628 7782


Feast Steward:
Vitaliano Vincenzi (Shane Lambert) 651-689-3206


This event website for Bardic Madness XXVI administered by the Provost, Eithni ingen Talorgain. Please contact her at (608) 628-7782 or email with any concerns about the readability or loading of these webpages. This website last updated: 12/28/15. (Web design by Mistress Eliane Halevy)

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