Arts and Sciences

We are excited to again offer a broad spectrum of arts and science classes, activities, and competitions this year. Whether you are interested in learning a new craft, competing in the grand exhibition, joining a bardic circle or having a late night dance, there will be something for everyone!

We will be updating the overall A&S schedule on this page, below, and you can access the class schedule (and build your own custom schedule) on our university page: If you are interested in teaching or other aspects of the GNEW university, please visit the GNE University tab (

The Annual Malagentian New-Moon Balle

GNEW is happy to be hosting the Annual Malagentian New-Moon Balle again this year! Please join us for an evening of Renaissance dancing. This is normally a pretty informal affair, so come dance a little or a lot, or just come watch the dancers and listen to the live music.

The Balle will be held Friday night at 8pm at the Main Barn and all are welcome!

Please check back for more information.


This year, bardic will be run a little differently than in previous years. Look out for the various performer appearances at Town Center. If you are interested in performing, find Lord Gregor von Medehem for more information! This will be happening throughout the weekend as bards are gathered and time allows.

We hope that your muse will inspire you to come play. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged!

Embroidery Challenge – Adult & Youth

The Embroidery Challenge is a unique competition that challenges you to plan and complete an embroidered piece in a short amount of time. The embroidery kits for both adults and youth will be available at info point at 8:00 am on Friday morning and are first come, first served. Competitors will design and complete their work using only the materials provided and within a specified theme that will be revealed at the beginning of the competition. Participants will have until the end of court on Saturday evening to complete their piece. Please turn in your entry at the Main Barn. More information on who will receive entries will be provided when you pick up your embroidery kit.

This year, we will be adding a challenge for those interested in creating cord. The times and places of pick up and drop off of the kits will be the same as the Embroidery Challenge. More information to come at a later date.

After judging the entries, the winner will be announced and prizes awarded at closing ceremonies on Sunday. Please provide your name with your entry and if you want your embroidery back, please indicate that on the form provided with your contact information.

Please return all needles and hoops so we can continue this competition next year!

Guild and Organization Meetings

Great Northeastern War is also a great place to host a meeting for your guild, group or organization.

We are working to schedule all of our scheduled activities in the University Portal  If you have something you’d like on our printed schedule, please sign up like a teacher would above, fill in as much information is appropriate – a topic is required, just like lots of other web forms, if it has an ‘*’, please fill something in for that question. Make sure we have enough that will let us schedule your meeting, and click “Submit Class”. We’ll get you scheduled.

Problems or Questions? Contact Lady Embla Knutrdottir at for assistance.

Arts & Sciences War Points

The Arts & Sciences War Points will be determined by the outcome of the competitions listed below.

Great Northeastern University (war point)

There are many ways to contribute through A&S to help your side win the war! Teaching and attending classes will both contribute to the war point total this year. We have 5 points attributed to just GNE University! Additionally, the A&S exhibition will add another point to the war totals! Finally, if you volunteer to sit with the A&S display, adults will be given a ticket for every volunteer hour and children will be given a ticket for every 15 minutes volunteered, to contribute to the volunteer war point for your side!

A&S Exhibition Volunteering (1 war point to the side with the most volunteer tickets)

We are seeking volunteers to take one hour shifts to sit with the Arts & Science Exhibition. There will be two slots per hour, so bring a friend! Your responsibilities will be to ensure the safety of competition entries and answer questions. For every hour you volunteer (and every 15 minutes for youth volunteers) you will earn one ticket to contribute to the volunteer war point total of the side of your choosing. If you are interested, please go to this site and sign up:

The Potables Competition (war point)

The Great Northeastern War is happy to host the Potables Competition again this year. The format of the competition is a round table where all entrants are also a part of the judging panel. Entries are limited to 1 submission per each of the following categories: Beer/Ale, Mead, Wine, and Cordials/Other. If you are unsure of which category your entry belongs in, feel free to contact Braumeister Otto Gottlieb or ask upon arrival at the competition.

Documentation is not required to enter, be scored, and have comments on your potable. However, be aware that part of the final score will include documentation, so it’s a huge plus. Our judging criteria this year is sanctioned by the East Kingdom Brewers Guild and this competition is considered “official.” Please find the forms for judging on the EKBG website. Go to “Guild Documents” and “Competition Score Sheet.” Bring a clear tasting glass, a palate cleanser (such as bread or plain crackers), and some water. Arrive early to fill out forms and enter. The competition starts promptly at 2:00pm. Due to time constraints, no entries will be accepted after that time. Good luck brewers!

Youth Arts and Sciences Grand Exhibition (war point)

All young gentiles are invited to display their original completed or in progress work in the Grand Arts & Sciences Display this year. Every entry will contribute 5 points towards the tally of their declared side and all competitors will be given the opportunity to receive feedback on their entry and the chance to be the Youth A&S Champion.

Documentation is not required for entry but if you have it, you are encouraged to include it in your display. We will have some sheets for participants to fill out with their information and information about their entry at registration. All entries will be attended by staff during the duration of the display but, you are encouraged to protect art and note whether viewers can touch your item(s).

If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to Lady Embla Knutrdottir () or Lady Elisif Hoarr Kona. You are also welcome to bring any questions to registration.

Arts and Sciences Grand Exhibition (war point)

The Arts and Sciences (A&S) Grand Exhibition is open to all A&S related objects, projects, or research, finished or in-progress. Artisans and scholars of all skill and experience levels are encouraged to participate and contribute to the A&S war point! 

Every entrant into the A&S competition will add 5 points to the tally towards the war point of their declared side. The overall winner will add an additional 5 points towards their side. At the end of the competition, the points will be tallied and the side with the most points will be awarded the A&S war point.

All viewers of the A&S displays, and especially members or the Order of the Maunche and the Order of the Laurel, are encouraged to leave comments to individual entries and leave their tokens to any entry they find to be exemplary.

Documentation is not required but encouraged. There will be forms to fill out at registration with your information and information about your work. Entrants may sit with their display to answer questions for some or all of the Exhibition if they desire but this is not mandatory.

All entries will be attended by staff during the duration of the display but, you are encouraged to protect art and note whether viewers can touch your item(s).

If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to Lady Embla Knutrdottir () or Lady Elisif Hoarr Kona. You are also more than welcome to bring any questions to registration.

Arts & Sciences Schedule


All Day – Great Northeastern University Classes


All Day – Great Northeastern University Classes

8:00 am – Embroidery and Cord Kits available for pickup at info point

8:00 pm – Malagentian New Moon Balle at the Main Barn


All Day – Great Northeastern University Classes

10:00 am  – 11:00 am – Grand Exhibition registration opens at the Main Barn (both adults and youth)

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Grand Exhibition display open for viewing at the Main Barn

12:00 pm – Largess challenge available for viewing at the Main Barn (time is approximate)

1:30 pm – Potables Competition Sign-In Opens in Classroom 5

2:00 pm – Potables Round Table Judging Begins in Classroom 5

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Grand Exhibition item pick-up at the Main Barn (please pick up any items you have left at the A&S tables by 3:00 pm)

5:00 pm – Royal Court begins at the Main Barn

End of Court – Embroidery and Cord Challenges End, turn in entries at the Main Barn


No A&S is scheduled this day. We hope you enjoyed the war and we will see you next year!