When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-27
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-27
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
07-27
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-28
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 1: Learn the basics of Japanese braiding using the modern foam disk. Students will learn a round, square and flat braid. Uses for, history and names of braids will be discussed. Students may bring own equipment if desired.
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-28
09:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking THL Kai SaerPren Two half days Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand wood work, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
07-28
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-28
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
07-28
10:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Set-up: Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Set-up in Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: set up signs, chairs, and other necessary Performing Arts properties for classes and events.
07-28
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-28
10:30
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set-up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-28
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
07-28
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy THL Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders.
07-28
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Indian Kutchwork / Marash Embroidery I Mistress Safiya bint Suleiman Interlaced herringbone stitch is a complex multi-step stitch used primarily in northern Indian and Armenian embroidery dating from the 13th C. This class teaches the basics of layout and work from which more complex patterns can be built.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Lady Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
07-28
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
07-28
14:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
07-28
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Social: A Recurring Non-Activity Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid Modeled after something seen in the Canton of Whyt Whey some years ago, the Canton of Black Icorndall started a weekly "Canton Social" which has proven to be very successful in terms of general socializing, encouraging niche or not-quite-SCA (even non-SCA) activities as well as serving as a staging ground to relaunch a regional fighter practice, rekindle dance practice and more. It also serves as a good venue for newcomers with so much going on. Join us for a discussion of the model, our successes, some things to watch out for and more! Learn what we've learned since starting to offer this class, and bring more ideas to the table!
07-28
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Eick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs. (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated.
07-28
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
07-28
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Lunch Counters for Fun and Profit THL Maleachi How to get the most out of your lunch counter and still make sure people are properly fed without having a lot left over while making money. Sample recipes, portioning, cost breakdown and budgets will be discussed.
07-28
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Sex in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Handouts are limited, but I will also have CDs of the material for $1.
07-28
18:00
1.5 A&S 10 Henna Body Art for Beginners Lady Parvati Chandravanshi From mixing paste from the best ingredients, to safety instruction and building your first designs, we will focus on the basics for great henna.
07-28
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-29
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 2: Students will continue to learn more braids on foam disk. There will be four new braids taught in this class. Students will also learn how to finish braids in many different styles.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Gardening for Beginners Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Do you want to garden, but don't know how? This class will cover the basics of how to grow your own food and herbs. We will discuss site choice, soils, sun, pollinators, pests, and more.
07-29
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-29
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! I will focus on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
07-29
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-29
10:30
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set-up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-29
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Beekeeping 101 Master Caelin on Andrede So you want to start keeping bees. We've been through it and will tell you what to do, what not to do, and give you a few hard won tips.We will have equipment (but no bees) for you to play.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 7 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Researching on the Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Hints about how to use this info for documentation. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
07-29
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Traditional Norwegian Brewing Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Ale and beer: the joy of life! If one has bread, one also has beer, rich in vitamin B. We will explore the entire process from malting the grain to taking the first sip. Recipes, folklore, the tools used, brewing charms, and more will also be presented.
07-29
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp, with hand tools.
07-29
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Throw Away Your Wristwatch: Basic and Advanced Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Basic course (first 10 minutes) teaches several ways to tell time. Advanced course delves into the science and teaches more ways to tell time so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Fun with Body Parts I: Relics Lady Svea the Short-sighted Miscellaneous body parts more precious than jewels? An irreverent look at the cult of the saints, a phenomenon which led to an international business in bones, daring thefts and major con jobs.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tarts, Shells, and a Pie from the 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Tart of milk, eggs, sugar and ginger, pastry shells of eggs and cheese, & a pie of marzipan, pine nuts and raisins from the 1549 Italian Banchetti.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
07-29
14:00
1.5 A&S 12 The Draugar: The Undead in Icelandic Sagas Baron Fridrikr Tomasson The Walking Dead in the Sagas. An overview and discussion of revenants in Icelandic medieval literature.
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
07-29
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Participants perform a piece of their choosing, 3 to 5 minutes long. They receive personal feedback and attention to enhance performance skills. Any style of performance is acceptable.
07-29
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Prostitution in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period.
07-29
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
07-29
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-29
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
07-30
00:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Period Sauces and Mustards Artisans Row Creation of period sauces and mustards.
07-30
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
07-30
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
07-30
09:00
1.75 A&S 5 So... You Want to Be Mayor? Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy In-depth discussion of the requirements, needs, and time commitment for the position of Mayor of Pennsic War.
07-30
09:00
1.5 A&S 6 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago THL Morien MacBain We will examine the legends, history, and lore of the Camino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. Taught by former pilgrims. ¡Buen camino!
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Intermediate Gardening Lady Raziya Bint Rusa If you know a few things about gardening, but feel you could learn some more, come and stop by. This class will continue where "Gardening for Beginners" left off. We will cover earthworm issues, plant adaptation, composting ratios, and more.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch, learn how to use the picot as decorative element, and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography. How the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
07-30
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
07-30
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-30
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
07-30
11:00
1.5 A&S 8 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials THL Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
07-30
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
07-30
12:00
1.5 A&S 5 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that are not in the kitchen.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 A History of Buttons Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou We will look at the different buttons used from the Bronze Age through our period. What did they look like? How were they used? Where were they worn? What were they made from?
07-30
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
07-30
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time while creating a staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30 pm.
07-30
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Fun with Body Parts II: Pilgrimage Lady Svea the Short-sighted Need the personal intervention of a saint? Pay him or her a visit! An irreverent look at the hundreds of thousands who left home on pilgrimage: who went, why, and where. Taught by someone who has been to the Big Three: Compostela, Rome, Jerusalem.
07-30
13:00
3.0 A&S 7 A Taste of Bobbin Lace Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Sample simple bobbin lace techniques while making a bracelet! Ages 10+ are welcome. Tools, pattern, thread and clasps will be provided. This course is intended as a quick, no-investment introduction to the techniques of bobbin lace.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 How To Make Fancy Pants Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is about the construction and wearing of Renaissance pants such as slops, “pumpkin pants,” and pluderhose. Just what every Landsknecht needs, though it will help with any late period pants. Might talk about the famous Janet Arnold Upsala/Sture pluderhose with the “bum” as well as other cool pant stuff.
07-30
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Indian Kutchwork / Marash Embroidery II Mistress Safiya bint Suleiman Interlaced herringbone medallions and complex borders. Pattern reading and making. Beginner class or prior experience required
07-30
14:00
2.0 A&S 8 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
07-30
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of The Belle of Battle by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
07-30
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
07-30
16:00
2.0 A&S 1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Myths & Misconceptions Lord Lucas Livingston Who really built the pyramids and what are their hidden secrets? Why were the Egyptians obsessed with death? And was Cleopatra black or white? With a nod to the venerable Top Ten list and a hearty dose of scholastic irreverence, we'll tackle some of the most popular myths perpetuated today about ancient Egyptian civilization and explore some of the ways this ancient culture has lived on through late antiquity, into the medieval era and beyond. Adapted by the author from a series of Ancient Art Podcast episodes.
07-30
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Practical Feast Stewarding THL Maleachi A discussion on how to plan, price, budget, portion and execute a feast. We will go over budgeting, scheduling, portion control, things that can (and probably will) go wrong, and timing.
07-30
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-30
20:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Oil Lamps Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oils were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safe oil lamps still are! Learn how to light your camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. New this year: a brief mention of 'fat' lamps will be included.
07-31
08:00
2.5 Chirurgeons' Point 3rd Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: this is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
07-31
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 3: New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Periodness of the Pennsic Homes Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Many people love to see the Pennsic homes - those houses built on trailers - but how "period correct" are they? Did anything even remotely similar exist in the pre-17th-century world? Yes, it did. Handouts will be given showing various depictions of homes on wheels in illuminations.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of The Belle of Battle by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
07-31
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-31
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Causes for Armory Returns and How to Avoid Them Brunissende Dragonette It is always disappointing to see a heraldic submission returned. A few common problems cause most of the armory returns. We will see what these frequent problems are in order to avoid them. For heralds and non-heralds.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
07-31
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
07-31
11:00
4.0 Teulu Trobwl (N36) Viking Dairy Processing THL Reyni-Hrefna Milk and milk products were essential to surviving Scandinavian winters and long sea voyages during the Viking era. Join us for a hands-on class which will focus on dairying and cheese products from the Norse world. Starting with milk, which would go bad rather quickly, and using culture and equipment, we will turn it into four (or more) products that not only last well on their own, but can be used to preserve other food. Our mjólk (milk) will turn into: skyr (cheese), mysa (whey), smjör (butter), and aft (buttermilk). This will be done using period tools.
07-31
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Combat Archery Tactics from The Senryaku THL Morien MacBain A survey of stratagems and training methods for combat archers drawn from a classic of period strategy, with discussion of equipment and doctrine.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Banchetti: Herb Pie, Almond Pie and Fruit Pies Master Basilius Phocas Herb pie with spinach, grapes, and figs, an almond pie with wheat starch and raisins, and pies of grape, dates, and dried plums from the 1549 Banchetti.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
07-31
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time while creating a staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30 pm.
07-31
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
07-31
13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new Commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Fit Your Neck Hole: Keyhole Neck Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is all about the neck opening of any garment. We’ll look at the placement and geometry of how the neck hole works and get it to fit well every time. Primarily for keyhole necks, this works for the T-tunic, doublet, bodice, cotehardie, houppelande and even modern shirts.
07-31
13:00
1.5 A&S 10 Olive Tasting and Discussion: 4 Medieval Cures Master Galefridus Peregrinus A tasting panel of several historic olive cures, and a discussion of many others. If you've been curing olives, bring some of your own! We'll talk about how to use different curing methods to achieve different flavors.
07-31
13:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
07-31
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-31
14:00
1.5 A&S 7 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism Lady Faye de Trees We all hear the cries of the populace - or at least the artists-to-be and the volunteers-to-be - that they tried and were rendered low by sharp criticism. Here you can discover proven coaching techniques from a National Park Service Registered Coach. Learn to shape artistic performance and presentation or volunteer service into something that serves the dream rather than drives people away!
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Gussets, Godets and Gores “Oh My” 2 Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a new class on gussets, godets and gores. Combined with the keyhole neck class, this shows the easiest way to make a tunic, and more about sewing. How to cut and sew gussets, godets and gores, all devices to give your clothes better fit, more fullness and freedom of movement! We'll discuss how to cut and sew gussets, as found on the underarms of T-tunic, the fast and easy way. Also covers godets and gores, the difference and how easy they are, too. A lot of good advice about sewing in general.
07-31
14:00
2.0 Gunnery Point (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+.
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Telling Time with Richard II Master Richard Wymarc The theory and use of a simple time-keeping device called a Horary Quadrant, in particular one based on several associated with King Richard II. This class will give the historical context for the horary quadrant and provide extensive hands-on, practical experience in using it.
07-31
15:00
2.0 East Battlefield Fiore/Lichtenauer Longsword Tourney THL Morien MacBain Longsword-only heavy tourney devoted to the masters of the two traditions. Prizes awarded for best technique, best 14th-15th-century kit, and victory!
07-31
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Binging with Bacchus or How to Be an Ass in Athens Lord Lucas Livingston Raise your rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece. See how the ancient culture of drink left its mark on medieval and modern times. We'll delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning, and explore exquisite works of ancient art celebrating the drinking culture from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Plato's Athens, and more. BYOB & enjoy a tasting of some new selections this year of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations! Note: Over 21 only.
07-31
16:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
07-31
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
07-31
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Youth Performance Pennsic Performing Arts A staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) by the youth of Readers' Theater. This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, Master John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.
07-31
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-31
19:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Readers' Theater presents staged reading of The Belle of Battle by Don Orlando Sforza.
07-31
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lorelei Skye - Rosaleen Dhu: In Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Rosaleen Dhu: In Concert! Lorelei Skye returns performing yesteryear and original songs of humor, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment!
08-01
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-01
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Confectionery Day Artisans Row A day of confectionery delights, working with period sugar paste and other confections. Demonstration, hands-on materials for sugar play. For adults and children age 6 and up. Taught by Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Archery for Non-Archers THL Grey Oddsson Grey Oddsson's mostly irreverent introduction to archery for the average person. This class makes no assumption of previous knowledge. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to these: A 62-second history of world archery. SCA range safety. Biomechanics, romance, money, and bow selection. An introduction to the dark side, or crossbows can be your friend. Arrows 101 with examples of mistakes I have made. Useful and silly stuff to own. Questions, comments, complaints. I intend to head out to the range immediately after the class.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Orient Express: Did Byzantines wear Persian? Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Did the Byzantines actually wear Persian garments? YES! Follow the Silk Road from the Far East into Byzantium where Steppe Streetwear became Constantinople Couture, where the caftan may have ruled the courts more than we think.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Basic Hand Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults, and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, it would be helpful to have the parent present.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-01
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-01
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-01
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Recreating Historic Beads as a Beginner Lady Elysabeth Underhill Creating historically accurate glass beads is not as hard as you might think. You can make period beads at any skill level! Resources and strategies will be shared with attendees in this lecture/discussion class to help get you on the path to making beads that you can enter in A&S displays and competitions. We will discuss good starting points and first projects. The instructor will use her knowledge of Anglo-Saxon glass beads as an example, and share research and projects that others are invited to use and make their own. This class is appropriate for beginning bead makers and intermediate bead makers who have not done much research into period beads or entered their beads into A&S competitions before. Experienced bead makers are invited to attend to discuss their own first projects and to share additional resources and strategies.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Deconstructing the Met's "Tunic Under the Stairs" Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Under the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the often overlooked Byzantine collection. Nestled beneath the steps is a well-preserved tunic from the early Byzantine period with elements of Persian and Coptic origin. This class will pattern the tunic and talk about the contents from an observer's point of view. Handouts will be provided.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life THL Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life, or "The Rhythm Method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 History of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons Master Michael Graham The instructor will document the origins and history of gunpowder and gunpowder weapons from their earliest use to ca. 1600 CE.
08-01
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed-PAT): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Skep Beehive Making Mistress Othindisa Bykona The skep is the coiled straw style of medieval beehive. Learn how to make one with pipe cleaners! Techniques will be demonstrated using pipe cleaners. Handout will give instructions on how to use straw to create a full scale replica.
08-01
13:00
3.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Lord Benjamin Black Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No War points, no prizes, just fighting.
08-01
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 11 Period Mustards THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple mustard.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-01
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 1 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook in period, but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to buy one? No problem! This class is designed for those beginners who have never cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Some Simple Period Sauces THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces, with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple sauce.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Lady Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
08-01
16:00
2.0 A&S 8 Stitches from Altenburg Lady Mariss Ghijs A brief overview of five extant textiles from Altenburg an der Lahn Convent. Looking at German linen on linen white work embroidery, its techniques and uses. Followed by a hands-on tutorial and take-home project using chain and interwoven herringbone stitches.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 11 Create Reproduction Artifacts from Wire Master Michael Graham Demonstration of techniques using basic tools to create historic wire-based clothing accessories: hook and eye, eyelet rings, pins.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-01
17:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Tri-Kingdom Bardic Showcase Pennsic Performing Arts This is the yearly Bardic Showcase. This year it includes East, Æthelmearc and Midrealm. Six performers from each kingdom will perform.
08-01
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-01
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi (PA Tent) Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-02
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-02
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 1 Consorts' Info Point Mistress Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon A time and place for those who inspire and those who want to find out more about the historic or modern role of consorts! Come and share information, stories and ideas. You do not have to attend the entire time. Drop in for as long as you'd like - a few minutes or couple of hours.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham An explanation of the origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance period.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc Food Lab (Æthelmearc Royal) Hard Cheese Is Easy Mistress Lidia Allen Almost every society throughout history has developed a way to turn some kind of milk into curds. In this hands-on class we will take milk through the essential steps so you may come away with skills in place and an understanding of the cheesemaker's art so that you can continue to make your favorite cheese at home.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 How Not to Make a 14th-Century Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making a 14th-century fitted dress, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Roman Wire and Bead Jewelry THL Elizabethe Alles Examine Roman jewelry artifacts that can be recreated by using simple materials and tools. Kits and handouts available. Students encouraged to bring needle-nose pliers and wire cutters.
08-02
10:00
4.0 Main Battlefield Armoured Champions: Unbelt, Belt, Matched, Century Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Armored Champions Battles: Unbelt/Belted/Matched/Century 10:00am Unbelted: 40 vs. 40 to the last fighter 11:00am Belted: 30 vs.30 to the last fighter. Crowns may not fight. Heirs may. 12:00pm Matched: 30 fighters, may not have participated in either the Belted or Unbelted Champions Battles. Alternating sides choose the number to send out from 1-5; opposing side must match. Crowns may not fight. Heirs may. 1:00pm Century: Format as traditional Allied Champions’ battle. 100-foot by 200-foot field with 30-foot “resurrection boxes” in opposite corners. 45-minute, timed-release resurrection battle. Clock stops for medical holds only. Clock does not stop for flag reset. Flags and flag staves to be provided by Principal Kingdoms. Staves must be made of rattan or fiberglass. Flags must be held over the head during transportation to the base for the point to be valid. This battle is made up of the fighters from the previous three battles of the day. Fighters are allowed to be replaced during the battle, but once out, they may not return. • Resurrections are every 2 minutes.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-02
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-02
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads Lady Elysabeth Underhill This class will begin with an overview of resources and information on Anglo-Saxon glass beads. I will review different bead types and information about how necklace styles changed over time during the Anglo-Saxon period. I will bring some of my own projects and documentation to share with the class in the hopes of encouraging students to take up some Anglo-Saxon-related recreation projects. During the second half of the class we will spend some time recreating a few Anglo-Saxon beads. I only have 4 lampworking kits, but anyone is invited to attend to listen/watch. Please feel free to bring your own lampworking kit if you want to participate in the hands-on portion of the class. I will work with students to pick beads to recreate based on the skill level of the students and the class as a whole, but attendees should (at the very least) know how to make and shape a basic bead. More experienced lampworkers are encouraged to help out during the hands-on portion of the class and to bring any Anglo-Saxon-related resources and projects to share with the group.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Run a Successful Event Mistress Giovanna Adimari Whether you are brand new to running SCA events, or have already run a variety of events, this class will help you plan more effectively to make your event a success and keep you from losing your mind! Topics that will be discussed will including budgets, staffing, sites, and Royalty, as well creating a Vision for your event, and creating meaningful and exciting activities.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-02
11:00
8.0 Great Hall Arts and Sciences Display Pennsic Performing Arts Sunday, August 2nd Set up: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm A&S Display: 1:00 - 6:00 pm (Take down after 6:00 pm.)
08-02
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Richard III, Death and Discovery Countess Tangwystl Caterina D'Courci Return of the King. In 2012 the mortal remains of the last warrior King of England to die in battle were discovered under a car park in Leicester. This is about the king's death, discovery and re-interment .
08-02
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-02
12:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed-PAT): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Art of Making the Medieval Bed THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Coverlets, foot sheets--how do these items make a proper medieval bed? This class will examine the pieces and let you practice on a scale model.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Throw Away Your Wristwatch: Basic and Advanced Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Basic course (first 10 minutes) teaches several ways to tell time. Advanced course delves into the science and teaches more ways to tell time so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-02
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-02
14:00
1.5 AEthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) The Pierogi THL Zofia Kowalewska Open discussion on some origin theories, history of and recipe versions of the pierogi (Polish dumpling). It's a standard Polish food deeply rooted in the culture of Poland and its proud people.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Garbing A Gentlewoman: 16th-C Florentine Fashion Lady Kataryn Mercer "Kit" An introduction to 16th-century upper class fashion in Florence, Italy. We will review the garments that make up a well-dressed lady's wardrobe, as well as discuss sources of information for patterning and sewing your own. Handouts will include images of extant garments, paintings, and reproductions.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-02
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known Commedia dell'Arte troupes will guide you if you're new, or give you free advice that's definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Using Psychographics in SCA Event Planning Lord Oswyn of Baðon A look at what psychographs are and how they can be applied to SCA event planning.
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Archaeological Textiles: Context and Provenance Viscountess Seelie Brianna This class will look at textiles and textile production tools that been recovered from archaeological excavations, the structures and the fibers and tools used in their production. Sites include Northern Europe, British Islands, the Mediterranean and the Middle East prior to the Middle Ages.
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #1: Welcome Home Pennsic Performing Arts Finally returned from the town run and ready to get back into the swing of all things bardic? This meeting of the Collegium is for all bards and those who want to be bards - storytellers, singers, poets, all! Come to see who is here this year, meet new people, and renew old friendships, maybe even find a mentor for this War.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
2.0 East Battlefield Known World Squire's Tourney Duke Logan Ebonwoulfe Open only to those armoured fighters who are in fealty to a member of the SCA Order of the Chivalry.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Family Range Known World Baronial Archer Champions Tourney Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Calling all baronial archer champions to join us for our Second Annual Known World Baronial Archer Champions Shoot-Off. This is a friendly competition among all current baronial archer champions. Open to Shire, Canton, Riding, Marche champions, as well. No pre-registration is required. Participants, please bring a small patch representing your barony (1.5-2" diameter) to donate toward the prize. Note: We will also be doing a tournament for all youth baronial champions at the same time, so please encourage your youth champions to come out. Same request: Please bring a small patch representing your barony to use toward the prize.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-02
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-02
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-02
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood, Singing Minstrel Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, wandering minstrel, returns to the Pennsic stage to beguile you with tales boldly sung and perform songs included on his first album, ʺHidden Goldʺ. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-02
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor Pennsic Performing Arts The concert that has become a Pennsic tradition! Songs, stories, history and hijinkery with Duke Moonwulf Starkaadhersson along with his special guest/alter ego, Michael Longcor, and surprise friends.
08-02
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Aénor d'Anjou Pennsic Performing Arts For over 20 years these loopy Laurels have been making musical magic with their mix of medieval melodies, bawdy ballads, terpsichorean tirades and sundry songs for SCAdians. Join in the fun for their annual Pennsic concert! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts. You will be glad that you did! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
02:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
08-03
05:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Period Pigment Making Day Artisans Row Learn how to make pigments - even ochre - from Pennsic mud.
08-03
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-03
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Poetry Day Artisans Row Knowne World Poetry Competition. Demonstrations of styles of poetry used within our time period.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
08-03
09:00
3.0 Herald's Point (Herald's Point) Heraldic Road Show Brunissende Dragonette Come watch and participate as the Sovereigns of Arms explain by examples how decisions are made for names and devices. This is highly entertaining and very educational for heralds of all levels. All are welcome.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Child's Play by Breughel Mistress Anthoinette de Martel Breughel's painting, Children At Play, has approximately 80 different games or childhood activities represented. Let's look at the many things he painted, play some games and perhaps make one.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow, that will grow with them. Share your tips, ideas and questions. Bring samples of your favorite go-to garb for your child. The handout will include ideas, websites, pictures that have been gleaned over the years. I will be including a Teen Edition as mine have gotten to that point.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Fort Armoured Castle Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Two 30-minute unlimited resurrection battles. Sides switch after the first battle. One point per battle. • Middle/East start on the west side of the field, Æthelmearc and allies start on the east side of the field. • Field Layout: • 36'x36' tower 36' outside the gate, with an 18' doorway in both sides. • 50' wall extending from tower south side to a 27' gap, then another 50' wall. • Additional hay bales set up inside the castle on the east edge to mimic the actual fortifications on the west edge. • Southern field edge will be 100' past the south flag. • Edge of the world / start lines (east and west edges) and exact wall angle and placement will be determined by the DKEMs for Siege and Combat Archery to ensure a proper safety buffer. • Resurrection occurs at the East and West edges of the world. • Enemy troops may not move across the field and enter the castle from their opponents’ side from the south, though the main gate of the fort will be open for entering and exiting. • Three banners; possession determined by the colored flag being raised above the 50% mark at time. Full gauntlets required to activate the flag. • Banner #1 placed 50' past the end of the wall in the open field. • Banner #2 in the center of the tower. • Banner #3 in the center of the castle far enough in that it's not on the slope. • One possession check at final cannon. Point awarded to side with majority possession. • All holds will be local save in the event of a medical emergency. Only general holds will stop the clock. • Combat archery and siege will be allowed in this battle. Gleaning of tubular and siege ammunition is allowed. • Siege may move during the battle. Siege starting line will be determined on site.
08-03
10:00
2.0 General Archery Raise Your Archery Game THL Graem de Cherbourg A quick tutorial on the fundamentals of hand bows, arrows and archery as a discipline followed by on-range tutorial on shooting technique. First time shooters welcome.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-03
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-03
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This class will touch on all aspects of the tapestry. History, construction and hints to show how anyone can do a tapestry or a small piece of it.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Spaces, Architecture, and Western City Planning Mistress Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir A discussion of city development in the medieval period, including building designs, locations, spaces, and the rise of Western cities.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 11 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will cover the foods eaten at Passover seders in the Middle Ages when matzah was an inch thick and horseradish was only eaten as an ingredient in charoset. We will be looking at the evolution of the rulings about various foods, recipes to make some of them, how some of the practices changed. Includes taste testing.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Sign Heraldry: What, How, and Why? THL Kateline Eliot The purpose of this class is to introduce individuals to Silent/Sign Heraldry including what we do and our role, where we provide services, and how to get started. We will discuss court etiquette as well as interacting with voice heralds and royalty. Some SCA-specific signs will be discussed and demonstrated.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Device Design 101 Lady Fiora Valori This class will give you the tools on how to create a device (or badge) for SCA submission. Learn how to draw/design elements so they fit the space best, are clear and identifiable, and what resources are available for images to use in designing a device or badge for submission. Heralds and non-heralds are welcome.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-03
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-03
12:00
4.0 Great Hall Barter Town Meeting Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne Annual Meet and Greet of the Barter Town Citizens.
08-03
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp, with hand tools.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent 14th-Century Italian Secular Vocal Music Mistress Arianna Morgan This class provides an overview of the musical and poetic forms of 14th century Italian secular vocal music. Listening examples will be provided.
08-03
13:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 1 Known World Scribal Tea Baroness Alexandra Dei Campagnella Æthelmearc is pleased and proud to host the Pennsic Known World Scribal Tea within the Æthelmearc Kingdom encampment on Monday of War week from 1-4:00 p.m. We graciously invite scribes from every land to come and be celebrated. This tea is meant to honor all of the scribes from the newbies to the most experienced. Please consider bringing your very own brag book or portfolio to share, as I can think of nothing else that would be more inspiring to other artisans. Merriment to include the following: Tea! and absolutely divine treats, an original scribal game in which everyone may participate regardless of skill level! All attendees will receive a token to mark this most special occasion. Questions or concerns may be posed to MistressAntoinettedelaCroix@gmail.com
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Silent Heralds' Roundtable THL Kateline Eliot This will be an opportunity for Silent Heralds across the Known World to gather, make new acquaintances, and renew friendships. During this gathering of Silent Heralds and people interested in Silent Heraldry, we will discuss topics important to providing services to the populace. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how to get started in Silent Heraldry, what our purpose is, appropriate conduct and etiquette.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Vulcanism and 13th-Century Weather Sir Michael of York Matthew Paris, a 13th-century chronicler, described weather events in 1257 and 1258 that we now know were caused by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. This talk will take you through today's modern scientific knowledge about that eruption and its probable effects and then use that knowledge to gain an insight into what Matthew described in his chronicle.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Death in the Middle Ages Mistress Giovanna Adimari This introductory course will discuss the impact of death on the lives of those personas that we portray. Topics will include burial practices, the plague, reliquaries and saints.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Sex in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Handouts are limited, but I will also have CDs of the material for $1.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Fort Rapier Manor Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield One hour plus 10-30 additional randomized minutes. Unlimited resurrections. Initial deployment sides to be determined by coin toss. • Armies will deploy from, and resurrect at, the resurrection lines established during the armoured castle battle. • Five banners: one in the castle, four evenly spaced in the town and broken field. Location and positioning to be determined Sunday night by Army staff representatives and marshals from each of the three principal kingdoms. • Five randomized checks at times to be determined by the marshals. Majority of banners takes time check point; majority of time check points takes battle • Possession of banners determined by the colored flag being raised above the 50% mark at time. • At the midpoint of the battle (directly after the third time check point), a hold will be called and the armies will switch sides of the field, redeploying from their new resurrection lines. • All holds will be local save in the event of a medical emergency, and for the side switch. Only general holds will stop the clock. • RBGs will not be used. • Death From Behind will be allowed. • Field layout from the Armoured Castle Battle will be reused.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 1 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters THL Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass or bone paternoster.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography. How the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Viking Age Clothing: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Thorsbjerg, Mammen, Viborg, Damendorf, Birka, Eura, and other finds. 45-page handout is available.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cubic and Quartic Equations (Islamic Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at solving the cubic and quartic equations in the Islamic world.
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 10 Henna Body Art for Beginners Lady Parvati Chandravanshi From mixing paste from the best ingredients, to safety instruction and building your first designs, we will focus on the basics for great henna.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 How to Card-Weave Letters and Designs Lady Elena Hylton Learn to weave letters, numbers, or your own designs using the double-faced weaving technique! To fully participate, bring a loom warped with 14, 22, or 42 cards, A&B in one color, C&D in a contrasting color, all S or Z threaded, and shuttle in either color. Fewer cards are easier to work with and recommended for beginners. Observers welcome, or bring one loom and share with a friend. Several looms will be provided for observers to try out the technique.
08-03
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-03
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? - Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 How to Make a Good Class Great for Kids Lady Perronnelle de Croy This class is aimed at those who teach or want to teach children in the SCA. The class will focus on adapting crafts and incorporating historical information so that it can be more easily assimilated by children of all ages.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 What Makes a God? Key Aspects in Myth Sarah Barringer The underlying lessons of pre-Christian Norse and Irish myth are conveyed through the gods' associations and character traits.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Cubic and Quartic Equations (European Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at how equations of the third and fourth degree were solved in 16th-century Italy.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Introduction to Trade Beads. Lady Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Discussion of the creation of a trade bead, where it may have traveled, and what it may have been used for. Handout supplied.
08-03
17:00
1.5 A&S 10 Olive Tasting and Discussion: 4 Medieval Cures Master Galefridus Peregrinus A tasting panel of several historic olive cures, and a discussion of many others. If you've been curing olives, bring some of your own! We'll talk about how to use different curing methods to achieve different flavors.
08-03
18:00
1.0 A&S 8 Viking Age Tablet Weaving: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of tablet weaving from Norse and neighboring sites, including Birka, Oseberg, Mammen, Elisenhof, Evebo, Snartemo, Eura and others. 40-page handout is available.
08-03
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Sing We And Chant It V: Madrigal and Part-Song Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Come one and all who enjoy madrigal and polyphony/part-singing to sing along for an evening of madrigal, part-song, and a capella favorites performed by you, The Audience! THL Lorelei Skye returns as your hostess, along with conductors Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn, and other guests, for an evening of musical variety. Come and make joyful music, or sit and enjoy the harmony of multiple a capella voices! (Some music will be available to share, or bring your own!) Informal practices to be held; look in the class listings for more information. You do not need to attend a practice to participate in the Jam. Song list available online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N-pkg9zLigl06DTqzfQ9EM-7dZeALQl-oGxgSWDIL6s/edit?usp=sharing
08-03
18:30
0.5 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle Comedy Music - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Can't wait for ʺWhose Line Doth it Beʺ to get your giggle-fit started? Let Efenwealt's goofy songs help you ease into the appropriate mood.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Performance in Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Welcome to 'Whose Line Doth It Be?', the improv comedy show where anything can happen! Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 4 PM. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12 as the sun sets.
08-03
19:00
1.5 A&S 1 The Vienna, Munich and Hallstatt Museums Viscountess Seelie Brianna This slide presentation looks at artifacts, mostly textiles, textile tools and jewelry from the museums in Munich, Germany, and Vienna and Hallstatt, Austria, while attending NESAT conference in 2014. Included are slides of textiles and pottery from Hallstatt dating to 700 to 1,000 BCE.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Poor Man's Bible Lady Tilla Chandler Find out why stained glass windows were sometimes called the Poor Man's Bible. A pictorial look at how the Bible and the Roman Catholic Church influenced the making and evolution of stained glass windows during the medieval period. Stained glass windows were a reflection of the community and also conveyed the political, social, and religious views of the time.
08-03
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-03
19:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir sings medieval and Renaissance music by such famed composers as Thomas Morley, Michael East, Jacobus Gallus, Francis Pilkington, and Orlando di Lasso.
08-03
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
08-03
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bards in the Beehive Pennsic Performing Arts Period music with a twist! In the spirit of the traveling musicians we perform period music from Antiquity to Elizabethan along with SCA folk, Irish and original works.
08-03
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! Terrible poetry! All in one magnificent Commedia dell'Arte show, as only i Genesii can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-04
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-04
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Embroidery Day Artisans Row All things designed and wrought with a needle: embroidery, whitework, blackwork, tapestry, stump work and more. Displays, demonstrations and teaching. Day organized by Lady Jaqueline de Molières.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Herbcraft and Apothecary Day Artisans Row Join us for Herbcraft and Apothecary Day on Artisan's Row this year. The plan is to spend the day making various recipes from the SCA period. Items will include cosmetics, hygiene, and household cleaning recipes.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Paternoster Day Artisans Row Explore this interesting art. Paternosters and prayer beads exist in most cultures and yet take very different forms. See the variety and make one.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 1: Learn the basics of Japanese braiding using the modern foam disk. Students will learn a round, square and flat braid. Uses for, history and names of braids will be discussed. Students may bring own equipment if desired.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Basic Knitting Evalina von Schaidag Learn to cast on, plus two stitches. Basic knit and purl will be covered. Please bring a skein of yarn, worsted weight, and a pair of needles in size 9 to 11.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Cynnabar (W02) Beginning Reed Baskets Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Students will learn the fundamentals of making a reed basket. Individuals will make and take a small basket utilizing a wooden base technique.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia) and Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal and Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking THL Kai SaerPren Two half days Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand wood work, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
08-04
10:00
6.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Food Lab - Bread Day Baron Janos Meszaros The Medeival Food Lab will be hosting an entire day of bread-making and baking classes, utilizing an oven made by other students on site. Topics will include flat bread, matzoh, sourdough and large scale production as well as a discussion on communal bread baking through out period. Check the listing outside Æthelmearc Royal for a breakdown of the class schedule.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Chatelain Roundtable Mistress Giovanna Adimari Sharing ideas regarding recruitment and membership retention is important for our continued success as a Society. As Chatelains, we are marketers, recruiters - and our product is the SCA. Let's talk about different strategies and techniques that work and how to make our recruiting efforts more successful!
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 YHQL YLGL YLFL: Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Master William the Alchymist Need to keep information secret? Use a cipher! A look at period methods of making and breaking codes.
08-04
10:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Armoured Bridge Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Three 20 minute battles, 1 point per battle • Victory: possession of 2 out of 3 bridges at time. Possession is determined at the 2/3rd distance mark. • 3 bridges in each battle plus a ford that may be constructed during the battle. Bales for building a ford will be located behind the start line on each side with enough provided to build a 90-foot ford. • Bridges are 27 feet wide by 90 feet long. • Starting line is 100 feet from ends of bridges. • At time, only those on the bridge are left alive. Those remaining fight to the last man. Battle may not break out into the open field after time or support other bridges. • Siege and archery in first and third battles. Tubular and siege ammo may be gleaned. • Archers have free movement but may not shoot between bridges. Shooting between bridges and the ford is allowed. • Siege engines will deploy at 50 feet from bridge end line and may move north-south along the line as required during the battles.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-04
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-04
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Making your Second Garb Lady Ursula Mortimer OK, you've folded over the fabric and stitched up the sides. Now you're going to events regularly and you'd like to make something that fits a little better and looks a little nicer, but is still easy to make. Learn a method that will save fabric, use all straight seams and look great on any shape. Also appropriate for a first project.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Foods for Trail and Sail: Viking Provisions Mistress Lidia Allen Food preservation was essential to survival during long Nordic winters, on trading journeys and for long sea voyages of exploration and settlement. Learn how food spoilage was prevented during the Viking era. You may find ideas that will enable you to leave that cooler behind!
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Matthew Paris: 13th-Century Chronicler Sir Michael of York Matthew Paris is a famous 13th-century chronicler. This class will introduce him and his works for those interested in the 13th century.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Lunch Counters for Fun and Profit THL Maleachi How to get the most out of your lunch counter and still make sure people are properly fed without having a lot left over while making money. Sample recipes, portioning, cost breakdown and budgets will be discussed.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Reproduce Glass Beads Using Archeological Reports Lady Elysabeth Underhill Learn how to find and use archaeological reports to reproduce glass beads (and other early period items) found in graves at excavation sites. These reports provide a wealth of information that is not available from museum or other websites. The focus of this presentation will be on Anglo-Saxon excavation reports and how I have used those reports to reproduce historic glass beads and necklaces. However, artisans interested in other early period items and crafts should find this presentation valuable.
08-04
12:00
2.5 A&S 8 Baltic-style Patterned Warp-faced Weaving THL Kateline Eliot This class will focus on learning how to create a pattern using the techniques and materials specific to this type of patterned weaving and how to warp it onto a loom of any type. Graph paper and pencils/colored pencils will be provided for creating patterns. Participants should bring a loom (inkle loom, tape loom, box loom, small rigid heddle, belt loom) to warp up using the pattern created and begin to weave using pickup techniques. Prior inkle/rigid heddle weaving experience suggested. A narrow selection of yarn will be available.
08-04
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Choir open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for Known World Choir's select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Researching on the Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Hints about how to use this info for documentation. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Membership Retention Mistress Giovanna Adimari The "care and feeding" of volunteers is vital if we are going to keep our membership involved and excited about the Society. This class will talk about strategies for successful volunteer management and retention including event planning, proper training of volunteers, awards and recognition and so forth!
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Prostitution in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Village Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This will be a resurrection town battle with resource collection. • The resources in question are nine banners. The first team to score five banners wins that round. • Victory: Best of three runs, or best score after 90 minutes total, whichever comes first. Scoring occurs when the banners are collected and delivered to a point diagonally opposite of the resurrection points. • Banner must be carried in one hand that is otherwise empty of weapons. A fighter may not fight with multiple weapons/secondaries in a single hand. Individuals carrying a banner must move no faster than a walk. • If a banner bearer is killed, they must stop until relieved of the banner by a living fighter from either army. They shall adopt the standard dead posture (holding their weapon hilt-up above their head), and shall not speak beyond the standard short phrase upon their death. • Resources will be reset by the marshals during a general hold when all resources are collected. Both teams will also reset to their resurrection points at this time. • All holds will be local save in the event of a medical emergency or a reset of resources. Only a medical hold will stop the clock. • If, at the end of 90 minutes, the score is tied, a 15-minute sudden-death, no resurrection tiebreaker will be held. The first team to score wins the battle • RBGs will not be used. • Death From Behind will be allowed.
08-04
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-04
14:00
1.5 A&S 3 Drop Spindle 101 Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn to spin wool on a drop spindle. No experience is necessary. All materials needed will be provided by instructor. By the end of the class you will have all the skills you need along with a drop spindle of your own and one ounce of some fabulous wool to get you started on spinning your own magnificent yarns!
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bridging the SCA Generation Gap Mistress Othindisa Bykona Are you new to navigating the SCA waters? Have you been around awhile and lost some of your SCA shine? Learn how the generations can help each other. This class is for any person looking to find their path or enjoy again the path they are on.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tarts, Shells, and a Pie from the 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Tart of milk, eggs, sugar and ginger, pastry shells of eggs and cheese, & a pie of marzipan, pine nuts and raisins from the 1549 Italian Banchetti.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-04
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Middle Eastern & World Dance Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Our exhibition returns for our 19th year to delight and amaze! A perfect afternoon show for all ages!
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Known World Embroiderers' Meet and Greet Mistress Briony of Chatham This year marks the 30th year of existence for the East Kingdom's needlework guild: the Keepers of Athena's Thimble. To mark this milestone, we are looking to celebrate our guild and embroidery in the SCA as a whole. We would like to invite all embroiderers of the Known World to come and share our appreciation of our art. Come just to chat, or bring items to display, questions to ask, or resources to share. Light beverages and desserts/snacks to share are welcome, but not necessary.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Easy Origami Lilith Kooks Easy origami class for all ages!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Poland: Queen Jadwiga - Her Life and Times Lady Katarzyna Witkowska Explore Queen Jadwiga's place in Polish History--in arts, politics and education.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #2: Comedy in the Bardic Arts Pennsic Performing Arts There is a special talent to sharing the humour in our hobby. Join us in the Collegium to discuss ways to find the funny in events and weave it into story, song, or poem, or to take a serious piece and deliver it to bring out the humour hiding inside.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and the other nefarious types.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Siege and Combat Archery Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Three 30-minute battles. Will re-use the field from the rapier battle. A forward line will be marked. All fighters must start behind this line and will use the line for resurrection where applicable. • Point goes to the side that wins at least two out of the three scenarios. COMBAT ARCHERY • Unlimited resurrection. • Siege, combat archers and shield or pavise holders must start onto the field from behind the marked forward line. If killed, they must resurrect by passing the back line on the field which will be marked on the ground. • Victory conditions: Using the village buildings from the rapier battle, sides must take and hold a majority of the buildings on the field at the end of the 30 minutes. • Starting State: At the start of battle the archers may be in a 'ready' state but their weapons may not be cocked or loaded. Siege engines may be in place, crews at the 'ready' condition, but the engines may not be cocked or loaded. • Only tubular combat archery ammo, siege ammo, and thrown objects may be gleaned. • Shields or pavises are allowed. Each side is limited to 30 shields or pavises. Archers may not shoot while holding or carrying a shield or pavise. Fully armoured heavy fighters with no rattan weapons may be used to hold or move shields or pavises. They resurrect if shot and must take the shield or pavise off the field with them before they return. They may carry and use thrown objects. • Pavises may not be placed inside any building. Blocking of any building doorway is not permitted. Shooting of archery or throwing objects into doorways is permitted. A maximum of three pavises may be placed at least eight feet away from any doorway to allow access and egress. This will be marked. • Siege engines are allowed. Siege crew members may be struck only by siege ammo and may resurrect. Arrows and thrown objects that hit siege crews will not count. Three siege hits will destroy a ballista; six siege hits for a trebuchet or similar type of engine. If the crew number falls below the minimum for operation, the engine cannot be operated until the missing crew person resurrects and returns. Pavises and shields struck by a siege object must be removed from the field as destroyed and may resurrect. If they are struck while being held or moved, the holder is dead (archer or not) and must resurrect. • Munitions, arrows, and thrown objects that are stored on the ground behind a standing pavise or shield when struck by siege ammo are dead and may not be used. Munitions carried on a person behind a pavise or shield that is struck (in hand or not) are not destroyed. Archers and pavise/shield holders may be killed by siege bolts, rocks, arrows, or thrown objects and must resurrect. If the archer's bow or crossbow is hit, they must leave the field and it must be checked by a marshal before resuming combat. • Archers may not carry thrown objects into combat. Pavise/shield holders who are not carrying any archery gear may use thrown objects (javelins, maces, pork chops, axes). Thrown objects may be gleaned and reused. Archers may not glean or throw any object with a bow or crossbow in their hands. • Engines may not be fired while being moved or while in motion. SIEGE BATTLE • This is a single life only battle for all combatants. No resurrection. • Combat continues until all but one engine is destroyed or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. • All holds are local. Clock runs during any hold except medical. No time checks are given. • Field: The opposing sides will attempt to take each other’s engines out with siege fire. Engines may move and reposition during combat in attempts to evade hits. There will be both a forward line, beyond which engines may not advance, and a back line, beyond which they may not retreat, unless destroyed. The buildings on the field are combat obstacles. • Victory condition: Numerical engine superiority of one side remaining at 30 minutes. Pavises and shields remaining will not count. • If the sides are equal at the end of 30 minutes there is a shootout: pavises and shields remaining will be removed. The first engine hit scored by any engine wins the battle for that side. • Starting State: Siege crews must start behind the back line on the field and get a running start to their engine. Their engine must be in a 'safe' condition and may not be ready to fire, cocked, or have the trigger attached. • Pavise and shield holders must start onto the field from behind the forward line. Siege ammo may be gleaned only by engine crews. Siege crews can not carry or move pavises or shields. • Shields or pavises are allowed. Pavise or shield holders carrying no rattan weapons may be used to guard engines and must be at least 15 feet away from the engine in any direction. The pavises or shields may not be lifted to block incoming siege rounds. They may be moved in action with the engine and placed in new positions. They are destroyed by one hit from a siege object and the holder is dead. • Each side is limited to 30 shields or pavises. No more than three shields/pavises per engine. The shield or pavise holders may not be used for gleaning siege ammo. • Pavise/shield holders may use thrown objects (javelins, maces, pork chops, axes) to target the opposing sides pavise/shield holders. They may not target siege crews. Thrown objects may be gleaned and reused by any side. • Three hits by a siege object will destroy a ballista; six hits for a trebuchet. Crews should call out one, two, three… when their siege engine is hit. • Siege crew members may be struck only by siege ammo and are dead. Incoming shots cannot be intentionally blocked by the engine crews. If so, the crew person is dead. Once the battle starts, crews cannot switch engines. When their engine is destroyed, the crew is dead. When the crew falls below the minimum necessary to operate the engine, the engine and remaining crew members are dead. The buildings on the field are obstacles to siege fire and thrown objects. They may not be fired through to hit another engine or person. Shots made through buildings will not count. Pavises and shields may not be placed inside of any building. • Engines may not be fired while being moved or while in motion. COMBINED BATTLE Time Limit: 30 minutes. All holds are local. Clock runs during holds unless medical. No time checks given. No resurrections. All combatants have a single life only. All combatants may be hit, wounded or killed by any object. Any hit from any siege object kills you. • Method: Using the village buildings from the rapier battle, sides must take and hold a majority of the buildings on the field at the time limit ( 2 of 3, 3 of 5, 4 of 6, 4 of 7). • Starting State: All engines must be no further forward than the front line of the last battle. Combat archers and pavise and shield holders must start onto the field from behind this line. • At the start of battle the archers may be in a 'ready' state but their weapons may not be cocked or loaded. • At the start of battle the siege engines may be in a 'ready' state with crews in position and triggers in place, but they may not be cocked or loaded. • Victory Conditions: At the time limit the side with possession of buildings, or last man standing. • NO gleaning of any ammo, siege, CA, or thrown objects. All dropped CA ammo is dead and may not be shot. • Shields and pavises are allowed. Maximum of 30 shields or pavises per side. Archers may not shoot while holding or moving any shield or pavise. Pavises and shields are destroyed only by siege fire and they must fall down or be removed. If struck while being held, the holder is dead and the shield or pavise must leave the field. • Thrown objects ( javelins, maces, pork chops, axes) are allowed and may be carried and used by pavise or shield holders who are not carrying archery gear. Archers may not carry or use thrown objects. • The shield or pavise is not destroyed unless hit by siege fire. It may remain on the field and be used by anyone until destroyed. Archers may not shoot while holding or moving any shield or pavise. • Pavises or shields may not be placed inside any building. Blocking of any building doorway is not permitted. A maximum of three pavises may be placed at least eight feet away from any doorway to allow access and egress. This will be marked. • One siege hit destroys a shield or pavise. Munitions stored behind a destroyed pavise are also destroyed and may not be used. The pavise or shield and the munitions must be removed from the field. • Siege engines may not be fired while being moved or in motion. Three siege object hits destroy a ballista; six hits for a trebuchet. Crews should call out one, two, three… when their siege engine is hit. If an engine is destroyed, the crew is dead. Siege crews may not move to another engine. • Siege crews may be hit and killed by any arrow, siege object or thrown object. If they fall below the minimum number of crew to operate their engine the engine is destroyed and the crew is dead. • Shooting of archery, siege and throwing of objects through buildings or over their walls is not allowed and will not count. Shooting of archery or throwing objects into doorways is permitted.
08-04
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-04
16:00
2.0 A&S 3 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Researching Poland Lady Katarzyna Witkowska This class will focus on sharing of resources and bibliographies to facilitate the research of Polish culture, arts and persona. Please bring any resources or bibliographies you may have to share. All are welcome.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Intermediate Henna Body Art Lady Parvati Chandravanshi Having mastered mixing and design basics, this class will be a "bootcamp" of motifs, styles, and finding your individual voice in henna.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-04
17:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
08-04
17:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
08-04
17:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Sing, Calontir Pennsic Performing Arts Entertaining songs and stories from performers from Calontir. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 7 Viking Age Furniture: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age furniture, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover digs at Norse sites such as Oseberg, Gokstad, Birka, Dublin, Hedeby, etc. There will be a 45-page handout available.
08-04
18:30
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! (Amphitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come AGAIN i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts, completely different from the one we did on Sunday. You will be glad that you did! * Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12
08-04
18:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Fourth Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts We're back! Once again it's time to make the judges cry with the most depressing, dismal, dreary song you can drag yourself from the slough of despair to perform. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-04
19:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Love Will Return: The Story of Héloïse and Abélard Pennsic Performing Arts Travel back in time with us to 12th-century Paris for this tale of love, lust, tragedy and redemption. Based on the true story of Héloïse d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abélard, Mistress Dervila presents an enthralling one-woman show featuring musical interludes by Master Efenwealt & Maîtresse Aenor. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Ken and Lisa Theriot (aka Kenneth and Adelaide) Pennsic Performing Arts Come join well-known bards, Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie and Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont (aka recording artists Ken Theriot and Lisa Theriot) and friends for an evening of song and merriment!
08-05
08:00
7.0 Archery Archery Champions War Point Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This is for the Archery Champions War point. The range will be closed all day.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-05
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 2: Students will continue to learn more braids on foam disk. There will be four new braids taught in this class. Students will also learn how to finish braids in many different styles.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
08-05
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Pennsic Food Lab Baron Janos Meszaros Primitive and medieval cooking space will be made available while open discussion, demonstrations and classes will be taught on applied archaeology relating to food and its production. Medieval cooking techniques, technology and methodology will be showcased in this open forum. All skill sets welcome.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Equestrians! Improve/Enhance Your Period Look Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class will focus on ways to improve or enhance your period appearance, including making and using persona appropriate riding clothes, coverings and tack for your horse, and using heraldry. Safety issues will be discussed as well.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Fort Crusader Versus Saracen Battle Sir Crispin dela Rochefoucauld God Wills it! Scenarios to re-enact battles from the time of the Crusades. Participants are required to only use arms and armor documentable to the time period of 1096-1291. Allowed Weapons: Any documentable to 1096-1291, subject to approval (swords, maces, axes, dagger, spear, thrown weapons, archery, siege, etc.). Allowed shields: round, kites, and heaters (and any other documentable style from the period). Armor and helms from the period are required. Bring your banners for pageantry. Properly attired support people are most welcome!
08-05
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-05
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-05
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-05
11:00
5.0 Great Hall Known World Children's Fête THL Aine O Grienan A party full of fun for all the children of the Known World, 12-3 pm. (Please ensure that all children have a parent or guardian present with them at the fête.)
08-05
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-05
11:00
2.0 South Battlefield Rapier Champions: Battle, Heroic Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Rapier Champions Battle: • Twenty fighters from each side. • No resurrection. • RBGs will not be used. • Death From Behind will be allowed. • Last man standing wins the point. Rapier Heroic Champions (following Battle): • Twelve bouts, to be paired in advance. • One of the bouts will be Cut & Thrust. Additional C&T bouts may occur by agreement of the champions. • Double kills will be refought one time. In the event of a second double kill, Dead is Dead. • A tie is possible, due to double kills.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Scented Waters: Early Perfumes You Can Make THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Explores the various scented waters found in Renaissance cosmetics handbooks. Here you can learn to make perfumes for a variety of uses.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Introduction to Trade Beads. Lady Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Discussion of the creation of a trade bead, where it may have traveled, and what it may have been used for. Handout supplied.
08-05
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-05
12:00
2.0 cynnabar (W02) Advanced Coiled Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Learn to make a small basket utilizing traditional coiling techniques with period materials. All materials to make a small basket will be provided.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-05
13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new Commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Practical Feast Stewarding THL Maleachi A discussion on how to plan, price, budget, portion and execute a feast. We will go over budgeting, scheduling, portion control, things that can (and probably will) go wrong, and timing.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, et cetera.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 "But I Can't Read That!" Using Non-English Sources Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will be taught jointly with Magister Galefridus Peregrinus. If you have ever been frustrated by finding that the perfect reference to document your project that is in a language you don't know, this class is for you. We'll be talking about using online translation web sites, dictionaries, and many other tools that can help you to understand and use foreign language resources. While we will briefly touch on pictographic languages like Chinese and Japanese, our focus will be on languages written with alphabets.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Fiber Fun Lady Vivian de Dunbar Expand your spinning horizons and experience the joy (and sometimes frustration) of spinning fibers other than wool! The hands-on class will focus on spinning flax, hemp, cotton and silk. There will also be other interesting fibers TBD (depending on what I can find). All fibers will be provided by instructor. Bring your own spindles to class. Students should already know how to spin on a drop spindle.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 11 Traditional Norwegian Brewing Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Ale and beer: the joy of life! If one has bread, one also has beer, rich in vitamin B. We will explore the entire process from malting the grain to taking the first sip. Recipes, folklore, the tools used, brewing charms, and more will also be presented.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 12 The Draugar: The Undead in Icelandic Sagas Baron Fridrikr Tomasson The Walking Dead in the Sagas. An overview and discussion of revenants in Icelandic medieval literature.
08-05
13:00
2.0 West Battlefield Battle of Hastings Lord Olaf Haraldson The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and at our Hastings Battle, you will have the chance to rewrite history! The valor and skill of the warriors on each side will determine the outcome. Choose a side - defend the Saxons, or join attacking Norman forces - and use your strength of arms to help decide the day. This is a special rules melee. We've attempted to make this event a time for fighters to showcase their beautiful mid-period kits in an atmosphere recreating the feel of battles in the 11th century. Rules: 1) A combatant may count the first strike they receive against mail armor as light. 2) In general, any form of armor that is documentable to the Battle of Hastings period and region is acceptable. If you have specific questions, please ask via email: olafharaldson@gmail.com. 3) General rules: No exposed plastic (plastic gauntlets OK), no exposed duct tape, no exposed modern sports gear, no exposed modern logos, no blatantly modern footwear. 4) Helms: Spangen or conical construction preferred. No closed faced helms of any type, and no blatantly 12th century+ helms. 5) Torso: Anything documentable to the period. Mail has an advantage, but a padded or even plain tunic is documentable as well. We are not forbidding lamellar… but we aren’t encouraging it either. The intent of the battle is to highlight documentable Hastings-age kits. Lamellar will not be given the ability to take the first shot to the body as light. 6) Limb armor: Greaves and vambraces may be exposed, all other limb armor should be hidden. Spaulders must be covered if worn. Body armour should be under your maille or tunic. 7) Gauntlets: Any are acceptable (even plastic); this is a safety factor which supersedes historical practice. 8) Shields: Round or kite only. No later period designs (heater, etc.). 9) Weapons: Primary weapons should be spear, axe, great axe, sword, seax. Thrown weapons (javelins, axes) are OK. Combat archery OK. No weapons that are undocumentable to the place and time. 10) Force commanders require one extra mortal wound to kill. I will be needing a Harald and a William… if you are interested in playing either part, and have a kit you think is appropriate, email olafharaldson@gmail.com . 11) Tape is not used as a marker for sides; fighters will use battle cries to tell friend from foe. 12) Engagement is 360 degrees once "lay on" is called. Yes, this means you may be struck from behind. Victory Conditions: Best three of five battles. Victory is achieved either by destroying the enemy force, or by killing the enemy leader (routing the force he commands). Participants are asked to bring some small token as "loot"; the side losing three of five battles will give someone on the other side their "loot" token. This should not be an expensive item, but rather a token of victory on the field that day appropriate to your station.
08-05
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Gardening for Beginners Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Do you want to garden, but don't know how? This class will cover the basics of how to grow your own food and herbs. We will discuss site choice, soils, sun, pollinators, pests, and more.
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Introduction to 14th-Century German Brickstitch Master Richard Wymarc A basic introduction to a simple counted-thread technique used in 14-15th-century Germany. In the first hour the class will cover the basic stitches, and work on a project to take away to finish. In remaining time there will be an open discussion of the design features and history, and lots of pictures to look at. Fee includes handout and materials. The number of kits is limited, but the class is open to all (or as many as will fit).
08-05
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-05
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Knowne World Pennsic Harp Celebration Pennsic Performing Arts Open to all harpers of the Knowne World! Perform any SCA-appropriate piece, harp or harp and vocal, five minutes or less in length. Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I wrote the pattern!
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Marudai for Beginners (Also Kumihimo) Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Kumihimo on a marudai stand for beginners. Learn to braid beginning patterns on the traditional Japanese stand. Stands available for purchase from instructor for $120.00.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #3: Critiquing Your Work Pennsic Performing Arts One of the greatest challenges to growing as a performer is getting feedback to help you learn where and how to improve. Join us in the Collegium today to discuss the finer points and perils of critique: how to offer it and request it in a good way, so that we all benefit from the experience.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to everyone 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet. Actual battle for children starts at 3 pm.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-05
15:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Deed of Culture: Trading in the East Sir Gunnar Redboar This is a historical re-enactment event where Viking traders traveling down the rivers of the east will meet with Moslem traders. Historical forms of hospitality will be explored, as well as an actual trading endeavor between the Viking and Moslem traders. Participants will be in the best re-enactment garb possible and will stay in character throughout the event.
08-05
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Advanced Henna Body Art Lady Parvati Chandravanshi We will focus on period exemplars, a survey of modern styles and where they came from, and suiting your henna to your persona.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 45 Pennsic Performing Arts Open auditions for Known World Players Pennsic 45 Production. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Tulstin Troubadours in Concert! Pennsic Performing Arts Tulstin Troubadours in concert on harp, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, and more! Professional musicians Tulstin Troubadours (Apryl Knight/Aibreán Póirtéir, Mark the Harper, and Demaris) are excited to present their first performance at the Pennsic stage. They will share songs from their albums, "Rennies Of Unusual Sound", "A Shortage Of Perfect Rests", "Allons-y! Time Traveler's Tunes" and Apryl Knight's SCA dance CD "Dance The Knight Away". Look for harp, pan flute, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, guitar, fife, flute, and any other instruments they can work into the show!
08-05
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Graduation Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see our Fool School Graduation! All of the fools have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure. (Fools School meets daily: 10-11am, 7/28 - 8/5, at the Amphitheater)
08-05
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Hammered Dulcimer Unleashed Pennsic Performing Arts Join Vince Conaway (THL Vincenzo da Brescia) as he explores period and original music on hammered dulcimer, interspersed with his tales from the road. Vincenzo is a professional dulcimer player, or salterista, who tours extensively in Europe in addition to keeping a full schedule of festivals and events in the US and Canada.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia World Premiere at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Note: Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
08-05
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr, and House Sans Nomen in concert. Come and listen to the music and mayhem of some of the Midrealm's best known bards. Warning: Sightings of polar cows, were-llamas, and ladies with swords and spears are likely.
08-05
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Marian of Heatherdale and Friends: Bardic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (modern recording artist Heather Dale) will be joined on stage by other bardic performers for a lively evening of song and story. Please join us as you wander through Merchant's Row! Great for all ages.
08-06
05:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Sticks and Strings Day Artisans Row "Sticks and Strings" Day. Come and check out various fiber arts! We will have examples of knitting, naalbinding, lace, sprang, and anything else we can think of that involves making fabrics with "sticks" and "threads". There will be opportunities to try out these skills as well, so if you want to try your hand at something new come and have a seat with us! If you already are an ace at these arts, bring along your materials and join us in showing off our skills.
08-06
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 3: New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This class will touch on all aspects of the tapestry. History, construction and hints to show how anyone can do a tapestry or a small piece of it.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Stitches from Altenburg Lady Mariss Ghijs A brief overview of five extant textiles from Altenburg an der Lahn Convent. Looking at German linen on linen white work embroidery, its techniques and uses. Followed by a hands-on tutorial and take-home project using chain and interwoven herringbone stitches.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-06
09:00
2.5 A&S 8 Adult Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is geared towards adults that collect or want to collect dolls. Please bring your favorite doll, as we will be making something special for them. Adults only because doll hobbies can be expensive.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 The Cathars Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen The subject of numerous popular fiction novels and conspiracy theories, the Cathars were a religious sect from the medieval period. Declared heretics, they were the subject of intense persecution by the Roman Catholic Church. This class will examine such questions as "Who were the Cathars and what did they believe? What impact did they have on history?"
08-06
09:00
2.0 Cynnabar (WO2) Advanced Beginning Reed Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Weave a reed basket from beginning to end and take your basket with you. Learn techniques for using round reeds to construct baskets as well as the history of reed basket making.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia) and Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal and Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Cholis: Yes, They Are Period; You Can Make One! Shakti Drawing on historic artwork, this class will provide an overview of a selection of women's choli/upper body garments, covering a broad range of times and places within medieval India. Documentation gained from historic artwork will be discussed followed by a demonstration of pattern construction to ensure a well-fitting and comfortable garment.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Share the Love: Tokens of Appreciation THL Elizabethe Alles Share ideas for tokens/largesse to give to those who inspire you. Students encouraged to bring examples of tokens they have given or received.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Advanced Equestrian Activities Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class is an over-view of the newest equestrian activities to be practiced in the SCA. These activities are currently experimental and several Kingdoms are participating. We will cover Wood Jousting, Mounted to Ground Combat and Additional Simulators for Mounted Combat. The activities will be described and their over-all effect of the equestrian program will be discussed.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-06
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-06
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Zidian and Cidian: Chinese Dictionaries Thorfinnr Hrothgarsson A brief history of Chinese dictionaries, an explanation of how they work and hands-on practice in how to use them. Chinese language experience useful but not required. Bring characters you've been struggling with, since I'm going to have a number of dictionaries on hand. Kanji and hanja also welcome, although meanings may vary from the Chinese usage.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Edge Your Veil Mistress Anthoinette de Martel Veils were on almost every woman's head in period and they had a variety of different edges. From a simple rolled edge, we will do the "perfect rolled hem" and explore a variety of other, more complicated edges. Practice rolled edges on a cup cover.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Irish Woman's Dilemma: What Do I Wear? Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc Many want to have an Irish persona because Ireland has a rich and interesting history, beautiful music and stories, and complex and interesting art. Yet, when I went to try and make my persona more historically accurate in dress, I found a dearth of concrete evidence and little research of the subject. I decided to find as many sources as I could, compile what I found, and try to present a reasonable approximation of what the Irish would have worn throughout our period. This class will give an overview from early to late period on what I believe a typical Irish woman would have worn, as well as provide a list of resources for you to explore on your own. Note: I will be updating this class with new information so it is probably valuable to take it again even if you have already taken it!
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-06
11:00
3.0 Woods Armoured Woods Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield 75-minute resurrection battle, running north-south, lower and upper woods allowed. ** Army that is trailing in points determines their resurrection zone after the rapier heroic champions. ** • There will be two resurrection zones. (One on each side in the lower woods.) Sides will start in their own resurrection areas. • No fighting within 20 yards of the resurrection zone. Troops may deploy up to 20 yards into the woods from resurrection zones. • No fighting on the extreme embankments. • All holds local, except for medical. • West road is dead / EMS only. • The Crowns (or representative) will verify the positions of the banners 30 minutes prior to the battle. • One point will be awarded per banner at the end of the battle. • No combat archery, no siege.
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 1 Insults in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature Baron Fridrikr Tomasson How to insult your friends, enemies, or the gods while starting interesting blood-feuds. An overview of the use of insults in the Elder Edda and Sagas
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Advanced Viking Knitting: Roundtable Lord Hroedbeorth Lumhalghs This is a roundtable on Advanced Viking Knitting. Prior experience with Basic Viking Knitting is required.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report: A practical discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-06
12:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum In this class I will show what simple hand tools you need to start period woodworking. I will also touch on simple jigs you can make for holding wood.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
08-06
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Gardening Lady Raziya Bint Rusa If you know a few things about gardening, but feel you could learn some more, come and stop by. This class will continue where "Gardening for Beginners" left off. We will cover earthworm issues, plant adaptation, composting ratios, and more.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Beekeeping 101 Master Caelin on Andrede So you want to start keeping bees. We've been through it and will tell you what to do, what not to do, and give you a few hard won tips.We will have equipment (but no bees) for you to play.
08-06
14:00
1.5 A&S 5 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Sisters in Arms: Women in Combat in Late Period Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some of the many women who took up arms in the 14th and 15th centuries -- their roles, their reasons, and their styles.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Banchetti: Herb Pie, Almond Pie and Fruit Pies Master Basilius Phocas Herb pie with spinach, grapes, and figs, an almond pie with wheat starch and raisins, and pies of grape, dates, and dried plums from the 1549 Banchetti.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Woods Rapier Woods Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield 65-minute resurrection battle (plus or minus 8 minutes). • Army that is trailing in points after the Rapier Heroic Champions on Wednesday determines their resurrection zone the night before. • There will be two resurrection points (one on each side in the lower woods). Sides will start in their own resurrection areas. • The Crowns (or representative) will verify the positions of the three banners 30 minutes prior to the battle. • One point will be awarded per banner at the end of the battle to the side that has had possession at the majority of the time checks. If a banner's possession is evenly split, zero points will be awarded for that banner. • Time checks will occur at semi-random times (+/- 8 minutes from 20, 40, and 65 minutes). The exact times for the checks will be determined before the battle by the MIC and kept secret. • All holds local, save EMS holds. EMS holds, and only EMS holds, will stop the clock. • RBGs will NOT be used. • Death From Behind is allowed.
08-06
14:30
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Beekeeper's Year Mistress Othindisa Bykona What did the medieval beekeeper need to do in order to maintain their apiaries? This is a survey class about preparation, tending, harvesting, and overwintering bees in period. Handout is calendar.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 How to Create a 16th-Century Venetian Dress Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Want to learn different ways to create a period-looking early 16th-century Italian dress? I will show how to drape your own pattern as well as explain how to use some popular commercial patterns to achieve the 1500's Venetian look.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #4: Sources of Inspiration Pennsic Performing Arts Have you heard a great song that inspires you to write another? Seen or heard something amazing and want to write about it? Written a song and discovered that your great tune was actually someone else's? Me too! Come to the Collegium today...let's talk.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Richard III, Death and Discovery Countess Tangwystl Caterina D'Courci Return of the King. In 2012 the mortal remains of the last warrior King of England to die in battle were discovered under a car park in Leicester. This is about the king's death, discovery and re-interment .
08-06
15:00
3.0 A&S 12 Buttons: Woven in the Diagonal Ottoman Style Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou Many Ottoman buttons are threads woven on the diagonal over an oval or cylindrical wooden base. Come learn to make these Ottoman-style buttons. Note that there is a lot of manual dexterity and patience needed! These buttons are not easy to make. There will be a limit of 10 kits.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Lord Griffin de Willingeham Third year! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beehives in Period Mistress Othindisa Bykona Did you know there are seven documented styles of hives? Learn about straw, cork, wicker, and four styles of wood hives. This is a survey class. Extensive color handout.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Viking Age Feast Gear: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of feast gear and cookware options from among the archaeological finds of the Old Norse World. We will look at items from Birka, Gotland, Oseberg, York, and other sites. 43-page handout is available.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Telling Time with Richard II Master Richard Wymarc The theory and use of a simple time-keeping device called a Horary Quadrant, in particular one based on several associated with King Richard II. This class will give the historical context for the horary quadrant and provide extensive hands-on, practical experience in using it.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basic Hand Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults, and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, it would be helpful to have the parent present.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-06
18:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
08-06
18:00
0.5 Dance Tent Rehearsal (Closed) KWC Pre-Performance Warm Ups Pennsic Performing Arts (Closed Rehearsal) Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.
08-06
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent A Cycle of Norse Myths Pennsic Performing Arts Mistress Dervila ni Leanon will be performing a cycle of Norse myths from the Creation of the World to Ragnarok. Come hear why Thor dressed up as a bride, how the evil wolf Fenris was bound, how Mjolnir was created, how the beautiful Freya convinced Loki the trickster to become a mother, and more!
08-06
18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Show time: 6:30 - 8:15pm The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children's Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music. The Pennsic Choirs' concert will focus on music from the reign of François I of France, whose coronation was held 500 years ago.
08-06
19:00
2.0 A&S 9 Known World Players Annual Meeting Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Annual Meeting
08-06
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-06
20:00
1.5 A&S 5 English Rosaries and Paternosters (with Slideshow) THL Elizabethe Alles This class and slideshow focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-06
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts Nutmegs & Ginger presents ʺRum, Beer, Ale, Wine: Songs of Spice and Vice,ʺ a program of period and near-period music performed with voices and instruments. Come join us for an hour of lively songs and earthy humor! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
21:30
4.0 Midrealm Royal (W01) Known World Party THL Andrew Blackwood The Known World Party is a Venetian Carnivale! Come out after Midrealm Court to the New Barn for food, fun and entertainment!
08-06
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts A play in the style of 16th-century Italian Commedia dell' Arte by a troupe brought together at Pennsic with actors and supporters from throughout the Known World! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
09:00
2.5 A&S 6 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca Open to children ages 3-18 years of age. Please bring your favorite doll to the class, as we will be making something for them. All dolls are welcome: ball jointed, cloth, plastic, porcelain, anime.
08-07
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-07
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 What Makes a God? Key Aspects in Myth Sarah Barringer The underlying lessons of pre-Christian Norse and Irish myth are conveyed through the gods' associations and character traits.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed) - Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 45 Pennsic Performing Arts Open auditions for Known World Players Pennsic 45 Production. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
08-07
15:00
3.0 Amphitheater Strike: Ampitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends on the night of 8/8.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #5: Crowd Sourcing the Muse Pennsic Performing Arts Back due to popular demand: Are you working on a piece that just won't go anywhere? Need an idea to connect your beginning and end? Or maybe a great ending? Bards of all levels of experience - come share your muse with others. Just because she won't co-operate with you today doesn't mean she's left show biz! (She may need a change of pace, too!)
08-07
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Strike: Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: Remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends on the night of 8/8.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts This is the performance following a week of workshops and classes for youth in Pennsic Commedia. Come enjoy the show! (Youth Commedia Classes: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Alumni Tourney Mistress Jenna MacPherson Open to all Adult Authorized Graduates of the YC Program. Tourney format to be determined. Various singles and melée activities.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Reindeer Games Mistress Jenna MacPherson An evening of games and snacks for youth fighters, marshals, parents and alumni. Some of these combat games are for all ages. Some games have very light contact with boffer-style weapons. Please bring head and hand protection. Other games such as "Angel of Life/Angel of Death", "Combat Red Rover", and "Zombies" require full armor.
08-07
20:00
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Merchant of Venice Pennsic Performing Arts Showtime: 8:00 - 11pm The Known World Players present Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
08-07
23:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Strike: Performing Arts after Final Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Performing Arts Tent after the final performance ends: restack chairs and tables, remove and store backstage and house lights, take apart and store the stage decks and tops, take down and store the curtains, backdrop, signs, and return all PA Properties to the storage trailer. Bring cordless drills and hand tools.

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