The A&S 50 challenge proposed that the 50 items be completed by the beginning of A.S. 50. The SCA year runs from May 1 to April 30. We are currently about halfway through A.S. 43. Thus, the 50-item challenge gives you 6.5 years from now, an average of 7.69 items per year. A.S. 50 starts May 1, 2015. The original challenge is posted at http://artsandsciences50.org/ but this is slightly different.
The amended challenge that I am proposing, and which I’m delighted to report seems to be being met with positive response, has raised a few questions.
1. Yes, UFOs are eligible for your list. 2. No, it doesn’t have to be a costume item. 3. No, it doesn’t have to be sewn. 4. No, you don’t have to limit yourself to 50% from stash—that is a minimum. You can take all materials from your stash if you like. 5. Yes, I’d be delighted if you spread this around to other lists. It’s open to anyone! The more the merrier. 6. No, it doesn’t have to be of a single art form, nor 50 different art forms. 7. No, it doesn’t have to be an artifact. Write a poem, prepare a food item, whatever, so long as it’s newly created by you. If it’s ephemeral, make some record of it before it disappears.
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