Spring Schola 2024 At The University: Duckvinci!

The official East Kingdom Event announcement is here: https://www.eastkingdom.org/event-details/?eid=4264

Join the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn at our annual Spring Schola!  This year’s Schola will be held at Stony Brook University on SUNDAY, April 7, 2024.  Our Ducks are being welcomed back by the members of the Science Fiction Forum to share our knowledge and talents with the University community. 

We invite you to take part in the fun by taking a class to learn a new skill, or participating in one of our Baronial Championships! 

Classes will be held throughout the day with a display table showcasing the skills of our populace for our Baronial Arts and Sciences championship, live performances by those who wish to compete for Baronial Bardic champion, and Baronial Court to end the day. 

The rules and themes for our A&S competition is thus from Don Laird Eanraig the Bonesetter, current Baronial Champion of A&S:

As your A and S Champ, just a quick shout to give a heads up on the upcoming champions’ challenge. The hunt for Christalmo continues…so this year’s challenge is WHALING themed. Anything pertaining to whaling- art, science, the hunt, marine lore, use of whale related products in period. Put forth your best research, looking forward to what the Barony has to give! I will be making a commemorative glass for the New Champ, Christalmo themed. Thank you for your indulgence, Eanraig.

The theme for our Bardic Competition from Dame Hugoline the Delicate, current Bardic Champ (and Baroness!):

In keeping with this year’s theme “Schola at the University: DuckVinci” and the location  at Stony Brook University, this year’s challenge for the Bardic Championship is a lesson learned.  Any type of performance is welcome, song, story, recitation of a poem, dance, magic trick, all performances are welcome.  All performances should be period, or SCA appropriate.  

Winners will be chosen by the Coronet who will take into account the response of the populace.  Winners must reside with the Barony of an Dubhaigeainn.

Classes!  The Baronial website will be updated with class listings and schedules as they are confirmed.  Contact the Event Steward Lady Vigdis Eldr, or Co-Event Steward Lady Vetra Trys Kaukoles to volunteer to teach a class:  schola@andub.eastkingdom.org.

The event will be held in the Student Activities Center:  Ballroom A at Stony Brook University. 
Site Open:  10:00 AM
Site Close:  4:00 PM

The site is DRY. 
No live steel is allowed on campus. 
No smoking or vaping is allowed on campus.

Event Location
Student Activities Center – Stony Brook University – Ballroom A
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Google Map

Parking directions are on our baronial event site:  https://andub.eastkingdom.org

Site Opens: 10:00 a.m.
Site Closes: 4:00 p.m.

Event Website


Event Location

Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY  11790
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s Checklist.


Stony Brook University is accessible by car or the Long Island Rail Road and via ferry. 


From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62 and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles.  The main entrance to the University is on the left.  To find the campus via GPS, enter the address “100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790.”

Take the Long Island Railroad’s Port Jefferson line from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook.  The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; bus service to the central campus is provided.  Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers to Jamaica or Huntington.  Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines.

Car ferries cross Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long Island.  Take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls.  The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to.
From New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above.

We’re going to be putting up signs that say “SCA” with an arrow on them to guide you to the SAC. The campus map right on the Stony Brook site is linked below for your reference.
Look at section C4 – you’ll see the “Student Activities Center” or SAC right in the middle there.
Off to the left, in box B4 you’ll see “Parking Lot 13” which is where we should park, as parking rules are not enforced in that lot on the weekends.
Please contact the Event Steward, Vigdis Eldr, directly (schola@andub.eastkingdom.org) if you have special parking needs, like handicapped access, or if you have to unload before you park.

Registration Fees

No reservations are needed for this event.
The event is FREE for all attendees. 

You are welcome to bring food for yourself, and we will have pre-packaged snacks and drinks available.
No feast or dayboard will be provided.

FOOD NEARBY – A few dining options nearby off-campus (in no particular order or endorsement):
Taj Crown of India
10 Woods Corner Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733

Ichi Sushi Ramen
700 N Country Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733

The Halal Hut
1075 N Country Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790

DJ’S Clam Shack
1007 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790

eShin Noodle Bar
1113 NY-25A Unit 3E, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Station Pizza & Brew
1099 N Country Rd G, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Green Cactus Fresh Mexican Grill
1099 N Country Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790

1089 Noodle House
1089 NY-25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790

These listings are not recommendations, merely information about some of the eateries close to the event site. There is also a 7-11 north of campus on Route 25A, as well as other chain restaurants.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY – Barony of An Dubhaigheiann

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Vigdís Eldr
Mka Michaela Caruso
(631) 559-3773-3773

Send Reservations to:

No reservations are needed for this event.