When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
08-01
08:00
3.0 Blue List Tournament List Set-up Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Ever wonder how the List Fields are magically set-up? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Tournament Lists. Come out and be part of the magic. No special skills required.
08-01
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-01
09:00
2.5 General Archery Range Set-up Master Godric of Hamtun Volunteers are requested to help set up the Archery Range on Monday, Aug. 1, starting at 9 am. Archery marshals and non-marshals alike are welcome.
08-01
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Range Setup THL Magnus de Londres Set-up of thrown weapons range. Set-up will be divided between two days.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 1 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-01
12:00
1.5 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Spinning Poi Erica Paige In this one-hour workshop, you will learn some of the basic poi movements and terminology necessary to get you started. Poi spinning is a great low-impact workout that will help you to improve your coordination and give your fitness routine some "flare"! Fee includes your choice of Home of Poi - Sock Poi and a storage pouch. Handout with class review and contacts. Refreshments are also served. This year we will be decorating our poi to give them our own personal twist...We hope to see you there!
08-01
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work started in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Middle Eastern Percussion. Lord Emyrs Ap Morgan Come learn the basics of Middle Eastern rhythms and counting. This class will cover the basic foundation rhythms of North Africa and Central Asia, as well as how to interweave these with the common Western and South African rhythms commonly heard at most SCA drum circles. Basic frame drum and riq.
08-01
16:00
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
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Discusion on Use of Siege Weapons in SCA Combat Baron Mungoe McKlinchey Classes and open discussion on siege weapons: types, tactics, deployment, logistics and multi-platform use.
08-01
18:00
2.0 A&S 2 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
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.
08-02
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-02
08:00
3.0 Blue List Tournament List Set-up Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Ever wonder how the List Fields are magically set-up? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Tournament Lists. Come out and be part of the magic. No special skills required.
08-02
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-02
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 1 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Stained Glass: A Look at Medieval Windows Lady Bietriz la cristaliere We'll show you three distinct periods of medieval windows in England and France as described by Hugh Arnold. Use of beautiful color pictures.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 If Looks Could Kill Mistress Keely the Tinker Discussion of "evil eye" amulets and lore in antiquity. Slide show of amulets and hands-on examples. Great way to take your persona to the next level.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 V&A Study Room: See the Embroideries Lady Mariot Carllein See photos of over 100 period embroideries from the Victoria and Albert Textile Study Room. Due to low light conditions, color values are not always great, but the stitches can be seen in many of the close-ups. The handout lists each, with access codes and background information, for easy Internet access back home.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Forest Law in England Lady Arastorm Beyond Robin Hood, we'll explore forest law, as opposed to village law, and how they interacted. We'll also cover the animals of the forest and men who worked in the forests, and the shifts over centuries.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 10 My Favorite Pennsic Market Basket Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya Students will be able to take home a sturdy, useful handmade basket. This is the basket I use for all my Pennsic (or any event) shopping.
08-02
09:00
6.5 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 6.5 hours. Cost is $20 for card only, $30 including book.
08-02
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part A 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.
08-02
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Range Setup THL Magnus de Londres Set-up of thrown weapons range. Set-up will be divided between two days.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Theories on Garments Found at Pskov Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou A 10th-century Norse or Varangian silk and linen outfit was found in Grave 3 at Pskov, Russia. How might the dress and underdress have looked and been worn? We will discuss the find, and possible ways to reconstruct the garments.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Tool of the Flame Mistress Keely the Tinker Hands-on discussion of tools and equipment needed to begin making glass beads. Students may see and handle tools and discuss the cost of a start-up kit
08-02
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 Simply Plaited: 14th-Century Women's Hair Baroness Collette de Valois Theorized period methods of achieving four simple 14th-century hairstyles popular in England and France. Period archaeological and artistic examples will be shown/demonstrated. Discussion of the use of modern materials also included. There should be time to try out the hairstyles on hair in class if wanted.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-02
10:00
0.75 A&S 11 Henna: The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome Ana Sarasdottir Interested in henna as hair dye? Already using henna? Want to learn more? Discover some recipes and tips on how to make it work for your hair type!
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
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Glass Fatamids: What Are They? Master Sigulf Karlnar Learn about fatamids, the glass weights used to weigh coins in the Islamic world. They were also thought to have been used as money. Class covers the finds and their use.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Mad Words: Comedic Theatre of Japanese Kyōgen THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Often translated as "mad words", kyōgen is a style of comedic theatre begun by the 14th century in Japan and continued today, often as a companion to the more serious dramas.
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. It includes how it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 It's a Fine Line, or The Devil's in the Details Lady Merewen de Sweynesheie Want to know how to amp up your illumination and take those extra steps that make people stare? This class will teach how to better recognize and execute 1300-1600 period details, including paint and brush control. Hands-on. Bring pictures/books of illuminations you love, paper or pergamenata, a 000 or finer round brush, a sharp pencil, and your paints. Please bring your own supplies
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beginning Glass Bead Making THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh Join us to learn how to make glass beads using a hot head propane-fueled torch. We will discuss how these beads were made in period and their significance. This is a hands-on class and all materials and equipment will be provided for use during this class. Required: hair pulled back; closed-toe shoes; clothing appropriate for working with a flame, i.e., no hanging sleeves or bodice parts.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Organizing Your A&S Display Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir This class will demonstrate how to plan your Arts and Science display. Research, work-in-progress photos, failed attempts, process, and what you learned should be carefully laid out and presented. My background is in architecture, portfolio design, and verbal presentations.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Runes: Elder/Anglo-Saxon Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Runes: the Elder Futhark. From the origin(s) of runes to the early Viking period, these characters have not only been used for mundane purposes (business correspondence and shipping labels, indicating ownership of jewelry, etc.) but also for magic. We will explore both angles in this class, as well as the origins and meanings of the individual runes themselves. The Anglo-Saxon Futhark was derived from the Scandinavian-Continental Germanic Elder Futhark. These have the earliest documented rune names, and perhaps the widest variety in rune numbers and forms.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa for Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Gracca Amorosa, one of the most popular 16th-C cascarde. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-02
12:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Bodhran 101 Master Phillip the Pilgrim Introduction to playing the Irish frame drum. No experience necessary. Please bring your drum.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Intermediate Naalbinding: Beyond Oslo Stitch THL Eluned verch Angor For those with a solid understanding of naalbinding and who would like to learn additional stitches as well as discuss some methods of the construction of items such as mittens and socks. Yarn and some spare needles will be available. Best to bring your own favourite needle. Instructor is right-handed.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Medallion Cord THL Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whipcording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Advanced Viking Wire Weaving Lady Arnbjorg Karlsdottir Do you love Viking Wire Weaving but yearn to up your game? Come and learn double and triple weave. This will be hands-on class, teaching students double and triple weaving techniques. Students must know how to do single Viking Wire Weaving.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Card Weaving Lady Gina Dragoni What is card weaving and how to get started. You'll walk away with the knowledge and materials to finish making a small belt.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 Wet Felting: Viking style Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Come play with wool roving, water and lots of suds and learn the art of felting wool. Make sure you wear clothes that you can get wet and soapy. This class has a limited attendance so make sure you arrive early for a space.
08-02
13:00
1.5 A&S 13 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona Lady Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian C Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
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
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Multi-Coloured/Multi-Strand Naalbinding THL Eluned verch Angor This class is meant for experienced naalbinders. We will be discussing and practicing the techniques for continuous mutli-coloured, striped naalbinding that can be found in the Eura Luistari Grave 56 textile fragment and the Kaukolan Kekomäki fragment. Students should bring 3 different colours of fingering weight yarn and their favourite naalbinding needle. Some yarn and spare needles will be available as well. Instructor is right-handed. Limit of 15 students.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Make Your First Glass Bead THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh For those who want to make their first glass bead! A short class on lampworking basics, and hands-on making your first glass bead!
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Beginner Beadwork Baroness Isabeau Du Valle History of beadwork within the SCA period. Techniques for beading on fabric. Focus on fill work, pearl work and glass beads.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Pilgrim's Bag Baroness Cairistiona de Coueran Ever thought about carrying a pilgrim's bag instead of carrying a bulky basket? You can free up your hands, and it is a great way to keep your modern items out of sight. Learn how you can make a pilgrim's bag out of cloth or leather and learn a few facts about pilgrims.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Creative Anachronism in English Country Dance Lord Hakon Hrafnsson Part of SCA is "Creative." Lord Hakon will discuss the process he went through creating three new English Country Dances this year, including considerations of music and dance steps. Then we will learn them as time allows.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Introduction to Carnatic Music Theory Lady Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh An overview of Carnatic music from Southern India, this class addresses how to understand the format and harmonic system of music. Based on time available, we will learn part or all of a Carnatic piece. As Carnatic music is substantially different from European music, knowledge of Western Music theory is not necessary, though a basic understanding is helpful. The ability to read European music is not required.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Sexy, Silly, Scheming Saints Lady Katherine Ashewode Slept through Sunday school? Think saints' lives are boring? Think again! In this class, we'll explore saint stories from the medieval bestseller, The Golden Legend, that would fit right in on prime time TV. (Some themes not appropriate for children.)
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beaded Flowers Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature tea rose in the style of the beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 4 Murrine and Canes... THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh We will learn how to make many different kinds of "cane" which can be cut up to make murrine. This will then be applied to beads. We will be using period methods to create our cane. This is a hands-on class and all materials and equipment will be provided for use during this class. Required: hair pulled back; closed-toe shoes; clothing appropriate for working with a flame, i.e., no hanging sleeves or bodice parts.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to Spoon Carving Duke Gavin Kilkenny A hands-on introduction to techniques for carving spoons and other treenware from green wood. Participants are encouraged to bring their own knives. We will be carving green wood blanks to make simple spoons by using hand axes and knives.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 History and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries THL Wu Yun Join us for an examination of "The Hunt for the Unicorn", 15th-century Flemish tapestries widely regarded as the best example of tapestries of the age. Why does the unicorn lack ears in one tapestry? What happened to the pieces of the fifth tapestry? Where are they now? All these and more will be answered. This class has been updated with new information.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Nail the Hey Lord Hakon Hrafnsson One of the more confusing steps in English Country Dance, especially for new dancers, is the Hey. Come learn how to nail it every time. We'll walk through 3-person heys, 4-person heys, and heys in the round, with and without hands. Then we will learn Grimstock, which has 3 different types of heys.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Sharpening Everything for Woodworking THL Kai SaerPren How to sharpen everything! This class is an extension of my woodworking class. Thus I will focus on sharpening woodworking tools, but the principles are the same for all cutting implements. We will cover several concepts and methods but the focus (like mine) will be on how I do it... without expensive jigs and other do-hickies. We will review, then sharpen, anything you bring - and all of my tools.
08-02
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.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Middle Eastern Percussion. Lord Emyrs Ap Morgan Come learn the basics of Middle Eastern rhythms and counting. This class will cover the basic foundation rhythms of North Africa and Central Asia, as well as how to interweave these with the common Western and South African rhythms commonly heard at most SCA drum circles. Basic frame drum and riq.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam! Lady Siri Toivosdotter Do you play the recorder? Come play with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature. In a 90-minute session, we will start with beginner/easy music and move toward harder music. Youth players should come near the beginning, advanced can arrive later. Bring your instrument or use a loaner. New soprano recorders will be available for $4.
08-02
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion, at an event, that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-02
16:00
2.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $20 for card only.
08-02
16:00
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
16:30
1.5 A&S 4 Making Your Own Soapstone Glass Molds THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh In period, people could not order cool glass molds or tools from the local Internet website. Instead, they made their own. Come and learn how to make and use your own soapstone glass molds! This class is recommended for those already comfortable with basic beadmaking.
08-02
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Open Torch THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh During any unused class time, torches, tools and glass will be made available to experienced lampworkers for open torch time.
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 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) The Evil Eye Lady Arastorm We'll be exploring many cultures, from Rome to modern times, and the tradition that a witch (among others) could cause misfortune by glance, "overlooking", or "the Evil Eye". Intentional or not, there were charms and talismans to protect against this hexing, or cursing, and the mechanisms by which it works. Hear how to counter it.
08-03
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-03
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-03
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Droll Challenge: Itty Bitty People Baroness Emma Makilmone When creating your scrolls, do you find yourself choosing the style without pictures of people or other creatures because you just can't get them to look right? Or, perhaps, you haven't even tried because you never got past stick figure drawing. Allow me to share my tricks of the trade and maybe, just maybe, help you take that next step into the art form that we love. (Please bring your own paper, pencils, and gouache.)
08-03
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Hand A Day: Uncial and Artificial Uncial Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of these two early-period hands that were used extensively in manuscripts across England and Ireland.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 3 Photographing Court: How to Be a Photo Ninja Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain Court is one of the most SCAdian things we do. As photographers, we want to capture the pageantry and the moments that only happen there. How do we do this without distracting from the medieval atmosphere? We will discuss the laws (mundane and Society), etiquette, technology (how to turn off lights/beeps, etc.), and techniques for getting that great shot while being unobtrusive.
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1.0 A&S 4 Camp Cooking Using Insulated Containers Mistress Isabella della Rosa Cooking slow and low is not new but lends itself to feast preparation with limited burners or large amounts of items that simply need to be held at a specific temperature. Hay boxes are insulated boxes used to cook with limited fuel and/or limited attention. This is a show-and-tell class. There will be examples of hay boxes, beer cooler meat finishing and rice preparation in a cooler. We will discuss temperatures, times and food safety.
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3.0 A&S 6 A Taste of Bobbin Lace Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Sample basic bobbin lace techniques while making a bracelet! Ages 10+ are welcome. Tools, pattern, and thread will be provided. This course is intended as a quick, no-investment introduction to the techniques of bobbin lace.
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2.0 A&S 7 Knitting with Two or More Colors THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to knit with more than one color. This is an intermediate level class. Feel free to bring own yarn and needles.
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1.0 A&S 8 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Baroness Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them.
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2.0 A&S 10 Thorsberg Trousers: Pants That Last! Mistress Alicia Langland Tired of repairing pants that rip in unmentionable places? Then you’ll love these pants based on trousers from an Iron Age burial! Learn what you’ll need to make them yourself: fabrics, seams, pattern, and construction.
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1.0 A&S 12 Graph Paper is Your Friend Kay of Wynterset How to use graph paper to perfect your pattern layout, save yourself time, fabric and heartache! Beginner-level pattern layout. Class starts with a quick breakdown of how, then we dive right in and practice the theory hands on. Please bring a pencil and eraser if possible.
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8.5 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $20 for card only, $30 including book.
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3.0 A&S 15 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
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4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part B 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.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Kingdom of Calontir (Kingdom of Calontir court yard) Stained Glass Tools Lady Bietriz la cristaliere A look at the medieval glazier's studio and the tools used. This class will give you the opportunity to try the dividing iron and grozer. Class will be around a hot forge. Short sleeves or the ability to roll them up will be required. Toe-covering shoes are required.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Illumination: Loving the Dot Baroness Emma Makilmone So you've seen those beautiful manuscripts and thought you'd love to learn how to create one on your own, but surely they are too daunting! Well, I'd like to show you how to visually break down complicated scroll designs into more manageable and doable elements. You'll even try your hand at a few of them! Materials available for the fee, or bring your own.
08-03
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2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Calligraphy 101 Mistress Elsa de Lyon Learn the basics of calligraphy; practice techniques of beginning alphabets using Speedball dip pens and India ink. For beginners.
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10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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10:00
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.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 1 SCA Documentation: It's Not as Scary as You Think! Mistress Asalah al-Hina Interested in entering a regional fair for the first time? Looking to improve your research and documentation? Just want to try a bean count competition? Wondering what info to add to your class handouts? In this class we will look at (and discuss) different types of documentation and reasons for documenting. Bring your questions and any current documentation for tips and feedback.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Mozzarella, 30-Minute Process Mistress Isabella della Rosa Mozzarella is a fresh cheese requiring a few tools and ingredients. This cheese can be made in camp. I'll show you how.
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1.0 A&S 5 The Social: A Recurring Non-Activity Master 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!
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand 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 11 Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how to use period dye techniques and materials to make your hair red, black, brown, or just shinier, healthier, and longer than ever. We'll focus on henna but explore other herbs to color and protect hair naturally without dangerous chemicals. Some supplies will be available at the class.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 The 12th-Century Bliaut: Our Journey Kay of Wynterset The bliaut is a gown from the high Middle Ages, generally associated with the French court. Because of its early period, there is a lot of debate on the actual design and construction resulting with many different approaches in how to make one for yourself. In this class we aim not to give the final word on the construction of a period bliaut, but to share what we have learned from our own attempts. We'll review some of the patterns available online and show you the dresses we made from them. This is beginner level; we are not professional seamstresses. We encourage you to bring your own 12th-century gown and your favorite pattern source to add to the discussion.
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1.0 A&S 13 Homeless Monks: The Mendicant Revolution Master Victor of Shrewsbury In the early 13th century two men challenged a church council edict and radically changed the face of western monasticism for centuries to come. The influence of Francis and Dominic is still evident today.
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10:00
2.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Paper Making THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the history of paper making, from its start in China to its spread into Europe, as well as become familiar with processing raw materials. Students will make sheets of hand-made paper in class.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Games Tent The Game of Tarot THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A simple trick-taking card game played with a tarot deck.
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10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New just last year, students will build a small Coptic sketch book with wood covers and exposed spine using techniques used in Egypt in the 4th to 8th centuries. The beauty of this book is that it can lie flat for sketching or note-taking.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
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10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Music from Spain and Portugal Mistress Sol la Cantor Bring instruments or voices. Sight-singing skills useful but not required. Music from the Iberian Peninsula from the 13th to 16th centuries.
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10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Beginner Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres Learn to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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!
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11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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11:00
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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Cheese from a Gallon of Milk: Feta Cheese Mistress Isabella della Rosa From a gallon of milk a variety of cheeses can be made. When adding rennet and some bacterial cultures you select varieties such as cottage cheese, muenster, feta, or cream cheese. This project is to share how simple a fresh cheese is to make and how many variations can be made from a few kitchen items and a little extra kitchen equipment.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Backstrap Weaving Mistress Catherine Aimée Le Moyne Card- and inkle-weaving are readily done without use of an inkle loom; all you need are two sticks and something solid to tie your work to. Learn how to warp and card-weave, as well as some handy tips for setups. Prior knowledge of narrow weaving helpful but not essential. Bring a small shuttle if you can or have one you prefer. Optional fee, only if you wish to purchase equipment.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 11 Gilding Food THL Martyn de Halliwell We'll cover gilding (and some painting) of period food, like marchpanes. Hands-on for first 12 students. Supplies included.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Gearing Up for Youth Combat Lady Karrah the Mischievous This class will cover the basics for preparing for Youth Combat. We will cover the newest set of Society rules, as well as answer Kingdom-specific questions. Armor requirements will be discussed, as well as handouts with lists of places to find gear either at Pennsic merchants or in the Slippery Rock area. Weapons requirements will be discussed, and we will go over, step by step, how to build a proper weapon for Youth Combat. Materials will be provided to build one weapon, and building will be done step-by-step as a class. First come, first served for materials. This class is geared towards the parents or adult guardians of youth interested in fighting, but minors are also welcome to come.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary, with Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova The Canary is a 16th-century dance with swagger and foot-stamping. I will teach a simplified pattern that will let you start having fun with it.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Master Karl von Nord Mark We will be teaching the Ottoman classical composition from the 15th century, "Kâr-ı Muhteşem," (The Magnificence) that was/is commonly performed in the Mevlevi Whirling Dervish sema. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: a 15th-c. Seljuk/Ottoman song "Kâr-ı Muhteşem" and its history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 4 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-03
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Period Stained Glass Basics Lord Brynn Herleifsson Discussion of materials, techniques, and primary sources used in period stained glass work, including vitreous paints, silver stain, design considerations, lead came technique, etc. Discussion will also include an overview of primary sources and other resources for research. Practical hands-on will not be available, but many examples will be available for viewing. This class intended for someone doing modern copper foil work who wants to try more period techniques.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling 101 Sazia de Sarro,known as Dasani Very basic intro to enameling. We'll address the techniques of wet inlay using heraldic colors and layering of transparent glass through the use of sifting enamels. Students will leave with a self-created pendant. Ages 12 and up preferred due to materials used in the class.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Building Yurts on a Budget Lord Phelan Wayfarer Learn all you need to know in order to build and decorate a quality yurt on a budget. We will discuss building materials, design options, and cost-saving methods so that almost anyone can own their own custom-built yurt. Class handout will include a full and comprehensive shopping list as well as detailed instructions and plans to get you started.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bestiaries: Natural Science in the Middle Ages Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Know the best way to catch an elephant? Why, look for bent over trees in the forest, of course! Come enjoy a look at the medieval bestiary or “Book of Beasts” and learn about their popularity and how they were much more than just a book of natural history.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Give Us Your Hand... SMACK Lord Tempus Peregrinator An examination of the fine art of hand-kissing, its history and anatomy, instruction on how to kiss a hand and how to get your hand kissed or not, and a few other good things to know about it. Just to help you have fun in these current Middle Ages.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Butter Make-and-Take Alexander von Lübeck Come learn how to churn or shake butter from simple cream. Participants will use a mini-churn or shake jar to create their own batch of butter to take back to their camp, plus also get the opportunity to help churn a larger batch in a wooden churn that everyone can sample. Prepare to get a wee bit messy. Material fee covers mini-churn and cream to make the butter.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Lord Richard de Troyes Simple English Country Dances are a great introduction to period dance. All steps and patterns for several dances will be taught; no partner required.
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
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Consort: 15th- and 16th-Century Music Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Come play Dufay and other favorites in good company! This group playing session is geared for recorder players (intermediate and above) who are comfortable with their instruments and with sight-reading. Sheet music will be provided; feel free to bring your own favorites (in multiple copies, please).
08-03
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Maqsum and Ayoub rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal Time/Scribal Play Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy In the late Vendel or early Viking period, the rune row was condensed to a 16-character array from the earlier 24-rune Elder Futhark. We will look at not only rune names/meanings, but also dotted runes, “short-twig" runes, “Norse code”, magic, and mundane usage.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 2 It's a Fine Line, or The Devil's in the Details Lady Merewen de Sweynesheie Want to know how to amp up your illumination and take those extra steps that make people stare? This class will teach how to better recognize and execute 1300-1600 period details, including paint and brush control. Hands-on. Bring pictures/books of illuminations you love, paper or pergamenata, a 000 or finer round brush, a sharp pencil, and your paints. Please bring your own supplies
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 A History of Silver Stain and Stained Glass Lord Brynn Herleifsson The history and use of silver stain and paints, period formulas, and a display. A few samples may be available.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Dog-Eared! Finding Your Place in Medieval Tomes Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal Marking a place in a medieval book just was as ad hoc, effective and damaging as it is today. Join in a review of extant examples and reproductions.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Have a Successful Fundraising Lunch Lady Arnbjorg Karlsdottir Let me help you increase your profits holding a fundraising lunch. We will talk about how to serve large filling lunches, cut food costs, labor needs, where to look for donations, serving ideas and pricing. Bring your questions. I have 10 years of experience in product and event fundraising.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 7 You Are What You Eat: Humoral Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta An overview of the theory of balancing the human condition through food.
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13:00
1.5 A&S 8 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!
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 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
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 16th-Century Western Erotica THL Magdalena la Sanguigni I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. We will examine images from this work and others that explore sexual art for its own sake. There are handouts available. Because of the nature of the class, no one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 13 Intoduction to Labyrinths Master Ambros Kyrielle It matters not if you are Tudor or Turk, Norseman or Nepalese, Breton or Borgia, labyrinths are a part of your world. Topics covered are "What is a labyrinth?"; categories and types; how to draw one; and a whirlwind tour of labyrinths in period. From storytelling devices to dancing floors, from monster trap to heavenly road, the labyrinth has meant many things to many peoples. Brought to you by "That Chalk Labyrinth Guy."
08-03
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Lord Richard de Troyes Never danced before, or afraid to try Italian steps? All steps and patterns for several simple and popular dances will be taught; no partner required.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerque THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A intro to one of the most prevalent board games in period. Similar in complexity to modern checkers.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Norse Wire Weaving: An Introduction THL Emer ingen ui Aidan With only a few simple tools - a bit of wire, a mandrel, some pliers and a draw plate - you can learn how to make beautiful chains in the "Norse wire weaving" or "trichinopoly" style. We will discuss the history of this craft and learn the basics of single, double, and triple "stitch". Students are encouraged to bring pliers/wire cutters if possible.
08-03
13:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Fundamentals of Voice Production Lady Ursula Mortimer Please note: Class lasts 90 minutes to allow plenty of practical time, starts on the half-hour. Learn the basics of vocal technique. This is an active, participatory class for those who have never had a voice lesson. Those who can stand comfortably will be asked to do so for much of the class, but all the activities can be adapted to a seated position.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Facial Tattoos Amani Masha'al al-Sabti The Bedouin women of Iraq have facial tattoos for beauty. I'll explore some of the symbols and other cultures with facial tattooing.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Designing and Building a Pavilion THL Philippa Montague An overview of medieval and Renaissance tent and pavilion styles, based on what we see in period portraits and in a few surviving examples. The presenters will discuss their experience in building a variety of pavilions. After the class, students are welcome to visit several pavilions on-site to continue discussion of design details and challenges.
08-03
14:00
1.25 A&S 6 Who Was Eleanor of Aquitaine? Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn If you have heard of the famous wife and queen of Henry II, but wanted to know more about her life and times, then join us for a brief history and discussion. Did she really invent chivalry? Was she responsible for the birth of Arthurian literature? Could she have been the richest woman in the world (for her time)?
08-03
14:00
1.5 A&S 7 Japanese Language and Etiquette Lady Oribe Tsukime A guide to Japanese pronunciation, useful phrases, bowing, sumptuary customs, and forms of address for various ranks used in the SCA.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 The History of Prostitution THL 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.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginning Gresley Dances Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir These are from 1500 England but are different from the English Country dances you have seen. Fun and easy to learn. No experience necessary.
08-03
14:30
1.5 A&S 2 Court as Theatre Master Cormac Mor The experience of court is a true team effort. From the populace in the seats to the entourage of a baronial presentation, from the guards at the back of court to the herald and Royalty on the dais, come learn how to make court a more theatrical, immersive, and enjoyable experience for all. The class will consist of a presentation, followed by discussion and (time permitting) hands-on scenarios.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive, Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it is a versatile stitch that was used in colorful embroideries. It goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch. In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect. We will look at photos of a wide variety of extant examples. Then, those new to the stitch will learn to do the stitch.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Yezidi, People of the Peacock Amani Masha'al al-Sabti The Yezidi, biblically known as the Ezid, are a reclusive, Zoroastrian minority of pre-Sumerian origin that still exist in Iraq, Kuwait, and abroad. Learn about these interesting people, their customs, and why they are believed to be "Devil-Worshipers."
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beyond Baklava: Sweets of the Islamic World Ece Effendi Kahvehaneci Explore the rich and luscious history of sweets, and taste lost delicacies developed in and spread throughout the medieval Muslim nations.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Banchetti Ravioli Master Basilius Phocas A ravioli made of beef fat, eggs, cheese, raisins, and spices for covering all kinds of fowl or by itself. A ravioli made from capon breast, hard cheese, fatty cheese, pork belly, eggs, herbs in oil, and spices. A ravioli made with Swiss chard, hard cheese, eggs, sugar, and spices.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Four-Couple English Country Dance Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir My favorite ECDs are for four couples in a square, and feature beautiful floor patterns rather than complicated steps. We'll cover Hyde Park, Faine I Would If I Could, and Dull Sir John. No experience required, but it helps.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre This class will review board games already taught, or teach new ones. If you have a game you want to learn - come and ask!
08-03
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Middle Eastern Percussion. Lord Emyrs Ap Morgan Come learn the basics of Middle Eastern rhythms and counting. This class will cover the basic foundation rhythms of North Africa and Central Asia, as well as how to interweave these with the common Western and South African rhythms commonly heard at most SCA drum circles. Basic frame drum and riq.
08-03
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.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Lefty Fencing 101 Lord Cyrus Augur Learn the secrets of lefty fencing, and how a fight changes. For all skill levels and hand preferences.
08-03
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 Nalbinding for Lefties Mistress Ose Silverhair Nalbinding isn't difficult, but directions can be confusing if you are left-handed. In this class I will teach the Oslo stitch specifically from the left-handed perspective. Bring a nalbinding or darning needle if you have one.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
08-03
16:00
2.0 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.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Courts of Love, Law, and Equity Tristan le Chanticler Do Eleanor's Courts of Love in view of Henry's innovation of Courts of Equity reveal the birth of modern law in an epic 12th-century marital spat?
08-03
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Relief Carving Techniques for Teens Lady Isabel de Roys Participants will use basic relief carving techniques to create a clay tile. This class is geared toward teens 12-18. All Pennsic University guidelines for youth classes apply.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Chiara Stella Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Chiara Stella, a lovely cascarda from Il Ballarino! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-03
16:00
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
16:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Baroness Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them.
08-03
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Basics of Running a Gate THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum Running the Gate at an event isn't complicated with some advance planning. How to prep beforehand, staffing, what materials are needed at the event and how to set up, and sorting out the paperwork afterwards.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Early Medieval Nubia Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia This survey class covers many aspects of Nubian culture before the year 1000 C.E. The artifacts of this fascinating culture were largely lost with the building of the Aswan dam. However, between 400-1000 the Nubian Kingdoms were a major trade route and had treaties with the Byzantines and the Muslim countries to their north. They were not finally conquered until the middle of the 15th century.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Interrogating Your Museum Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot It's time to get more out of your museum. Find out what to ask, who to ask, and what to do with the answers once you have them.
08-03
17:00
2.0 A&S 8 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Maqsum and Ayoub rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
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
19:00
2.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
08-03
20:00
0.75 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8pm -8:45pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-04
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 3 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-04
08:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting (and Basic Design) STS1 Lady Moll Sotherden You can't design a stained glass piece until you know how glass "thinks". So whether or not you have glass-cutting experience, you can further your skills by taking this class! Wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass. This class is required for the Stained Glass Track ("Sheet to Shiny") being offered this year.
08-04
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-04
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-04
09:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Carolingian Lettering Mistress Elsa de Lyon Students will learn a standardized script that was developed and used during the time of Charlemagne's reign in the late eighth century.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Inlaid Patchwork Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed We'll investigate the wall-hanging technique of intarsia or inlaid patchwork. A small sample project will be worked in wool. The project will be a pin cushion. This class is an intermediate stitching/embroidery class. Please bring small, wickedly-sharp fabric scissors and paper scissors.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Boutis (Class Taught in French) THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Come and learn the techniques of provencal quilting. Boutis is a French padded work of strung textile with some embroidery. Class will be taught in French. Handout available in French and in English. It is a hands-on class. Venez découvrir les techniques du Boutis Provencal. Le boutis est un travail sur textile piqué et parfois rebrodé. Cours en français. Document disponible en français et anglais. Cours pratique.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Roman Sprang: It's in the Bag Baroness Neathery of Safita Discuss sprang examples excavated from the Roman site of Karanis in Egypt (http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/KaranisTextiles.html) and try to duplicate one of the patterns to create a bag. Bring your own frame or purchase one of my 5 frames. I will provide some wool, but please bring your own if possible. Beginners are welcome; can sit-in, listen and watch.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 15 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) The Wild Hunt Lady Arastorm The Wild Hunt is a folk myth with many variations involving interaction between humans and a group of supernatural riders. Sometimes fae, sometimes dead, sometimes associated with leaders from Odin to Mother Holle. We'll explore many aspects of this phenomenon.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance for Children/Families Lord Richard de Troyes Some simple steps and dances will be taught to introduce children of all ages and their families to period European dancing. No experience needed.
08-04
09:00
1.0 General Archery 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), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times 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
1.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodworking: Older Work-Holding Devices THL Kai SaerPren A discussion of older or primitive work-holding devices and methods for working with wood. Holding the wood still while pounding a mortise chisel into it is only the start. Modern vices are nice, but what did they use in period? Will cover an array of setups to cover most needs.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Christmas (Music) in July: Part 1 Lady Siri Toivosdotter Bring your singing voice or instrument to a music-reading session featuring SCA-period Christmas/Yule music for 12th Night or Wassail. Public domain music, handout provided, no charge. This class is a repeat from Pennsic 42, 43 and 44.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-04
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Wireworking/Cold Metalworking Day Artisans Row Wire weaving, bead wrapping and more.
08-04
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Period Sauces and Mustards Artisans Row Creation of period sauces and mustards.
08-04
10:00
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.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Law in the Lands of Peace Master Cariadoc A class on Fiqh, Muslim law, taught in persona from the point of view of the Maliki school.
08-04
10:00
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.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Cutting "Sheet to Shiny" STS2 Lady Moll Sotherden This class is required for (and only open to) the "Sheet to Shiny" folks. We'll be cutting out your projects. Observers are welcome.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Duh! What's a Mead? Baron Alexander Makcristyne A basic, get-you-going mead class with hints and ideas on how to get you up and brewing once you get home.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Run "It Takes My Child to Raze a Village" THL SæhildR barngóðR The basics of running a parent-child focused event to help further the future generation's involvement in the SCA.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 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.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 10 Henna History and Application THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including traditions, materials, and techniques, and how you can use it yourself today. We will mix some henna in class, which for me (becoming a professional artist) was the hardest part to learn; everyone gets some to use and take.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Roman Lamps Mistress Etain of Sutherland Roman lamps were used throughout Europe as a practical lighting source as well as a decorative element. Students will have a chance to create their own lamp using a plaster mold and embellishing it with their own imagery.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of what is good and not so good to give to seated royalty.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginner Atlatl Throwing THL Magnus de Londres How to throw atlatl darts effectively. Atlatl Range
08-04
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
08-04
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp 16th-Century Limp Binding (Long-Stitch) Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn An all-day class where students will learn to make a 16th-century limp vellum-covered book with decorative long-stitched exposed spine. Students may bring two matching beads if they like (must be no more than 10mm in diameter). No prior knowledge of bookbinding required, but it won't hinder.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-04
10:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodwork Shop Time THL Kai SaerPren When learning, we all need some time to try doing things while someone who has been there before is watching. This class makes some time at Pennsic for just that! Whether or not you have taken my classes, you are welcome to come in and use my bench(es) and ask for advice. This will overlap with a discussion on early work holding methods. All day both Thursdays!
08-04
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Lady Maireot ine Woode Come and dance! Suitable for all levels, whether just beginning or brushing up. A few basic steps and styles, and of course the (available) history. Focus will be active. Warm-up, learn basic moves, learn how to walk and step, and learn a few of the dance styles that come from this region. Welcome to both sessions if you really want to practice.
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
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 theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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 Rapier List 1 Early Bird Tournament Master Maximilian der Zauberer Pick fights, take names and get acquainted. The purpose of this tourney isn't to win the most bouts, but to find the most interesting facts about your opponents. "More talk! Less fighting!" Who will the MIC give the bird to this year?
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
10:00
4.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Whorl and Distaff Boggy Workshop Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on: spindle sticks, removable whorls and various styles of distaffs (distaves) for wool spinning. This 4-hour workshop offers students a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere to study, handle and spin on many re-created types of Viking, medieval, and early modern examples of recreated archaeological spindles as well as hand, waist and free-standing distaffs/distaves. Students are encouraged to bring wool to spin, to eke out wool provided by teacher. Students can use loaners as well as purchase spindle, whorl and distaff examples in class. Examples range from $15-$70. Bring your spindle and distaff for show-and-tell if you wish. Come see the Bog in daylight next to the Lake. It is helpful if students study my Youtube videos before class here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U or search Youtube for missingspindle
08-04
10:30
1.5 Dance Tent Squilina Lord Maurin Lessault Squilina is an unusual, fun, and energetic dance for three by Fabritio Caroso. Knowledge of 16th-century footwork highly recommended.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Figure-Drawing Salon Mistress Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Draw from live models in medieval poses. Practice your sketching, get feedback, or just relax and work on your drawing. Bring pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a later Muslim.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Beginning Heraldic Blazon Baroness Elsbeth Anne Roth Learn the basics of how heralds describe armory. Level may vary based on who shows up, but aimed at beginners in heraldry.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 History of Painted Cloth and Printed Textiles Countess Brigit of Mercia A discussion with extant examples of the making and use of painted cloth and printed textiles in the Middle Ages. Documenting the spread of textile painting and printing from the Far East into Europe: the methods, the materials, the extant examples and the confusion. Please join Facebook group: Printed Textile Classes for Pennsic 45.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Oh! So That Is a Mead! Then What Is This? Baron Alexander Makcristyne This class goes into the different types of meads plus what roles different types of yeast play on meads. We touch a little on temperature-based issues and try to answer questions people may have.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Make your Embroidery Pop: Using Padded Work Mistress Gisela Szabo Learn how padded work can be added to your embroidery to add that little something extra. No experience necessary. A hands-on class to try various techniques. Handouts with historic references provided. Will have 15 kits available or bring your own hoop, embroidery needle and thread.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Tips and Tricks for Making Garb Easier and Better THL Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Not all methods are period, but this class aims to help the novice to intermediate sewer overcome some of the hurdles encountered when making simple garb.
08-04
11:00
3.0 A&S 9 Open Poetry, Storytelling, Spoken Word Circle Pennsic Performing Arts Bring lunch and your poetry, prose, and tales for this spoken word bardic circle! Bardic Safe Space
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Making an SCA Documentary Lord Ervald the Optimistic Have you ever thought about making a documentary about the SCA? Do you enjoy bringing a video camera to SCA events and want to do something with all that footage? This class will explore the practical and legal realities of making a documentary of the SCA. From shooting to editing to proper procedure of working with the SCA, we will discuss what works and what doesn't to make your project go smoothly and come up with great results.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Largess Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of largess that is greeted with smiles and those that get quizzical looks.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 A Short History of the Roman Catholic Rosary Mistress Sol la Cantor We'll look at the development of the prayers and practices surrounding the rosary in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
08-04
11:00
1.5 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Spinning Poi Erica Paige In this one-hour workshop, you will learn some of the basic poi movements and terminology necessary to get you started. Poi spinning is a great low-impact workout that will help you to improve your coordination and give your fitness routine some "flare"! Fee includes your choice of Home of Poi - Sock Poi and a storage pouch. Handout with class review and contacts. Refreshments are also served. This year we will be decorating our poi to give them our own personal twist...We hope to see you there!
08-04
11:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Master Karl von Nord Mark We will be teaching the Ottoman classical composition from the 15th century, "Kâr-ı Muhteşem," (The Magnificence) that was/is commonly performed in the Mevlevi Whirling Dervish sema. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: a 15th-c. Seljuk/Ottoman song "Kâr-ı Muhteşem" and its history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 4 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-04
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-04
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.
08-04
12:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Scribal Materials Baroness Ekaterina Volkova Interested in the scribal arts, but not sure what all the materials are? This class will give you the opportunity to see and feel many of the commonly used materials in the SCA scribal arts as well as discuss how to build your art kit without breaking the bank.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Skomorokh: Comedic Minstrel Theatre of Russia THL Niccolò Bartolazzi With an unbroken lineage spanning more than six centuries, learn of the skomorokhi, the oft-persecuted minstrels, buffoons, harlequins, musicians, and puppeteers of medieval and Renaissance Russia!
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 Coronation Ceremonies from Period Sources Baron Steffan ap Kennydd Creating "authentic-as-possible" SCA coronation ceremonies from period ordines. Methods and philosophies of secularizing period liturgies. Examples and sources. The presenter has designed several successful "verbatim as possible" ceremonies in several kingdoms for Anglo-Saxon, Holy Roman Empire, English, Danish, and other personas.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Lord Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
08-04
12:00
4.0 A&S 4 Putting it Together STS3 Lady Moll Sotherden Assemble your cut piece into a shiny! This class is required for the "Sheet to Shiny" track. Bring something to work on - tools are limited, and there will be wait time in between steps for some people. Also - if you took this class last year, we had overwhelming response, so you will not be allowed to take it again if we have more attendees than anticipated.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 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
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Building a Household: An Oldcastle Model Duchess Melisande de Belvoir There are many kinds of households in the Society. We will discuss several of them, focusing primarily on Clan Oldcastle, the one I know best.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Your Persona in an Hour Lady Katherine Ashewode What questions should you ask to create and develop your persona? Where can you find the answers? Come and find out! Research newbies and library veterans are both welcome!
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 8 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials Master Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Beginning Sprang THL Mikael McCue An introduction to sprang, a method of creating rectangular pieces of stretchy fabric by plaiting threads on a frame. Although primarily found in several early period cultures, there are extant pieces from late period (as well as colonial America). I will be focusing on the basic method of sprang but will mention some of the variant techniques that can be used to embellish your work. You will make a piece perfect for turning into a small pouch.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hounds Abound! Lady Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Come learn about hounds in the Middle Ages! We'll be looking at different types of hounds, how they were cared for, how they were hunted and how they fit into everyday life.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Barony of Stierbach Camp (N21) Judging and Preparing Raw Fleeces Lady Freug the Herbalist We will be looking at a multitude of sheep, goat and camelid breeds for their fleeces and how to judge them in raw state. How to look at a fleece for quality, use, color ranges, as well as beginning breeds and fleeces for the hand spinner, comparing fleeces of the same breeds, washing and carding, spinning "in the grease" and the advantages/disadvantages of leaving a fleece with lanolin. This will be a HANDS-ON CLASS! Come in your old clothing and be prepared to get dirty & wet. We will be providing gloves for those who might have sensitivities to lanolin/raw fleeces. Feel free to bring your spindles/wheels, your personal carders, to try spinning in the grease as well.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? No problem! This class starts with basic steps and patterns, then teaches fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy. No partners required.
08-04
12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (B07) Nine Days Wonder: Day 1 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour of the Highlands (B-block). Start location: Corner of Tours and Agincourt (B07). End location: Same.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 10-17) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (an edited version for children and time). A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/5, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater Improv Theater Games for Improving Your Character THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Come learn and play theater games focused on the art of improvisation. Skills learned here can be used to improve any kind of performance including the portrayal of your persona in the SCA.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 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! Focus is 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.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Reversible Embroidery Lady Mariot Carllein Blackwork and cross stitch: how to do them; how to recognize which patterns work, which don't. While reversible stitching was rare in the SCA period, it is an interesting challenge for the experienced needleworker.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Henna in the SCA Period Mistress Asalah al-Hina Where, when, and how henna was used from 600-1600. Historical descriptions, paintings, designs, and recipes.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Twelve Plants through the Ages Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Galen to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country THL Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple English Country Dances.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Card Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll review card games and let you practice playing them. If you have a game you want to learn, come and ask.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Russian Folk Singing Master Karl von Nord Mark This class will focus on learning to sing one of the most popular traditional Russian folk songs, ой да не вечер ("Oy da ne vecher") ("Oh, what an evening"). Traditionally a folk song from 16th-17th-century Cossack culture, it sings of a Cossack's nightmare which is eventually translated by his captain. Students will learn the song's story as well as the simple melody, plus lyrics in traditional Russian. Students may join the Facebook group to orient and familiarize themselves with this beautiful song. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1726614767561222/?ref=bookmarks
08-04
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Talbot's Keep (B07) Food for Traveling Afoot Mistress Marsi of hadley Viking hikers eat well! Learn about tasty packable foods that we can prepare using ingredients from the Norse archaeological record. In this two-our class we will discuss foods of the archaeological record of the Norse People in the Viking age. We will have a few samples of foods that we used while Viking hiking and camping in a period way. We will make a sample food during class for everyone to taste. Food options which will be made during class will be weather dependent. However, options include, but are not limited to, stew, butter, oatcake, loaf bread, and flat bread.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Zil Patterns for the Beginner I Lady Jalida al Hassanah Basic patterns for playing zils (finger cymbals) based on 3s. Please bring your own set of zils.
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
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal Time/Scribal Play Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-04
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.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Morning Cry: Service and Performance Master Cormac Mor The task of a cry herald is to get important information about the event to its attendees as quickly and effectively as possible. Come learn how to successfully prepare and deliver an effective and memorable morning cry.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Great Plague of 1347 Lord Tempus Peregrinator The plague of 1347 was a cause of great upheaval in Europe, affecting the daily life of all strata of society and changing the world. This class will examine how the plague changed everything and made the modern world we know today.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Science of Food Preservation Master Tristan de Worrell Not a "how-to" but a "how-come?" class. We will look at medieval preservation techniques with modern knowledge, see what worked and why, and where the risks were. We will also try to shed light on some modern ideas of food preservation as they relate to re-creating medieval preserved foods.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Period-Like Printing with Computers THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the availability of modern typefaces for computers which approximate (or recreate) period-looking type. Printing in the SCA is one of the few aspects of our endeavor where we neglect period-ness, and in this class we will explore ways, using typefaces, art, and layout techniques, to make our publications look more period. (Please leave your Times New Roman and Helvetica at the gate!) Bring a thumb drive to class, so you can download any of the free fonts we discuss!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intermediate Gresley Dances Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir These are from 1500 England and different from the English Country dances. A bit more challenging than the beginner ones with a few unique steps.
08-04
14:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodwork Shop Time THL Kai SaerPren When learning, we all need some time to try doing things while someone who has been there before is watching. This class makes some time at Pennsic for just that! Whether or not you have taken my classes, you are welcome to come in and use my bench(es) and ask for advice. This will overlap with a discussion on early work holding methods. All day both Thursdays!
08-04
14:00
2.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion (Atlantian Royal Artisans Easement/N40) Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to warp one on a smaller and more human scale. We'll be working in pairs, with space for up to 12 people working hands-on. We'll have a follow-up class with hands-on practice weaving on the warp we've created.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Life Is A Dream. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/5, in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
08-04
14:00
1.5 Tengusanji, Willow Point N.A. (E19) Shibori: Japanese Shaped-Resist Dyeing Lady Oribe Tsukime An overview of shibori techniques from the simple rings of the Nara period to the elaborate tsujigahana of Momoyama.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Commentary Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach OSCAR is one of the best educational tools available for SCA heraldry. It has sped up the submission process and made it accessible to everyone. Laurel and the deputy sovereigns rely heavily on the commentary members of the Colleges provide there but few actually comment. We'll talk about who should be commenting, how to get started, what not to say and much more. People of all levels of experience and interest in our heraldic process are welcomed.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Bridging the SCA Generation Gap Baroness Helena Mützhasenin Newcomers and veterans can learn from each other to make our Society better. Learn how one Barony became more welcoming and grew by leaps and bounds.
08-04
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago Master 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!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 DaVinci Code, Templars, and Archaeology Master Michael of Safita The ruined castles of the Knights Templar are scattered across the Middle East and Europe. Templar castles and churches provide insights into this order of Crusading knights. Master Michael has visited several of these archaeological sites and examined the ruins. Find out the perspective of a field archaeologist (with an interest in the Crusades) on the bestselling murder mystery.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy ECD for All Experience Levels THL Henry of Maldon Not only a beginner class, this is for anyone who would like to learn English Country Dance as reconstructed directly from Playford, and not necessarily as done in current tradition. Includes Gathering Peascods, Half Hannikin, Sellenger's Round.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work started in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Middle Eastern Percussion. Lord Emyrs Ap Morgan Come learn the basics of Middle Eastern rhythms and counting. This class will cover the basic foundation rhythms of North Africa and Central Asia, as well as how to interweave these with the common Western and South African rhythms commonly heard at most SCA drum circles. Basic frame drum and riq.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Ribbon Moravian Stars THL Wu Yun While the Moravian Church has its roots in period, the beautiful stars associated with their artwork is post-period. We will have a brief overview of the period history of the church and learn to make a ribbon Moravian Star. These are very easy and make great largesse to hand out at events. Please bring small sharp scissors, such as embroidery scissors.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 3 Advanced Labyrinths Master Ambros Kyrielle A more in-depth look at the symbolism and use of the labyrinth in certain cultures. Participants will help guide the discussion with their questions.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Learning to Knot THL Wynne MacNair The experts all agree that the tying of knots is an ancient accomplishment for humankind. Knotwork is the tying of knots to create decorative pieces or items of utilitarian use. It is the precursor to all forms of woven arts. As we progressed into more leisure time, we developed different and faster techniques to create textiles. Currently, the best examples of non-woven textile work is preserved in carpets and chair coverings from the Elizabethan era. During that time, it was sometimes referred to as “turkey-work”. Students will learn to use knots to create a knotwork belt that they may take with them. Class limit 18 students.
08-04
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pottery Techniques for Kids Lady Isabel de Roys Participants will use basic hand-building techniques to create a small clay vessel. This class is geared toward children 6-12. All Pennsic University guidelines for youth classes will be adhered to.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Cynnabar (W02) Enhance Your Camp Lord Gregor Reinhardt von Holstein Join us at our camp to learn about how to make personal camp improvements that can enhance both its appearance as well as your own quality of life. Most projects are made from wood with basic tools and do not require special knowledge, skills, or equipment. Handouts will be available for each camp project ($1/handout), including our camp cart, kitchen worktable, sink with foot pump, trestle table, benches, chairs, clothes rack, armor stand, canvas organizer, and more.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Joy and Jealousy Lord Dunstan Bramblette We'll run through two Italian pieces, Bizzaria D'Amore and Contrapasso En Due.
08-04
16:00
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
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. Five-part class. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a movement or two at the Known World Choirs Performance. Sponsored by the Known World Choir. Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 8/4, 4-5 pm; 8/5, 12-1 pm; 8/7, 12-1 pm; 8/9, AMPI, 3-4 pm (bring a chair); 8/10, 12-1 pm.
08-04
17:00
3.0 A&S 11 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.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent All About Branles THL Henry of Maldon For those who have some orientation to Arbeau's branles, we'll be going over as much information about as many branles as we can get to in one class.
08-04
19:00
1.0 A&S 3 Anglo-Saxon Saints Lady Arastorm The saints of Anglo-Saxon England provide some of the funniest and most exciting stories available. The smith Dunstan was once said to have grabbed the devil by the nose with his pincers. Hermits and archbishops, warriors and abbesses, serial killers and herders of mice, martyrs, miracles and mayhem.
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
20:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
08-05
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Chirurgeons' Point 4th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Queen 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.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Hand A Day: Early Gothic Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Early Gothic calligraphy was a popular hand used during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. In this hands-on class for beginners, students will use a calligraphy marker to learn the techniques needed to write this hand successfully. All materials provided.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Gardening: An Introduction Baron Erec L'Claire An overview and introduction to medieval gardening, its topics, sources and values to our Society. Includes medieval gardening practices.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling 101 Sazia de Sarro,known as Dasani Very basic intro to enameling. We'll address the techniques of wet inlay using heraldic colors and layering of transparent glass through the use of sifting enamels. Students will leave with a self-created pendant. Ages 12 and up preferred due to materials used in the class.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed Create the only pouch an Anglo-Saxon woman would ever want or need, using period supplies and sewing techniques.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Organizing Your A&S Display Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir This class will demonstrate how to plan your Arts and Science display. Research, work-in-progress photos, failed attempts, process, and what you learned should be carefully laid out and presented. My background is in architecture, portfolio design, and verbal presentations.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 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.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Armoring: Gauntlets, Joints and Metal Forming Lord Marc Rengarth We'lll cover how to properly design joints, gauntlets and other critical body pieces so that they follow the motion of the body instead of impeding it. Historical and reproduction examples will be used. Also expect a discussion of tricks of the trade that make the armorer's life easier.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Cooking from Period Sources Master Cariadoc How to start with a recipe that was written in period and end up with a dish that is consistent with that recipe and tastes good. Also, a discussion of available sources for recipes.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Branles and More! Lady Rebecca da Firenze It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages. This class will have a focus on branles, both miming and tangle, but will include other dances as time allows! Parents are welcome and, indeed, encouraged to attend. For children under 12, Pennsic rules require a responsible adult to accompany them.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal Time/Scribal Play Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-05
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Lacemakers' Day Artisans Row Come share your lace projects, from bobbin lace, teneriffe, reticello, etc. Learn about different grounds and try out this interesting craft.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Spin Like a Roman Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The Roman hand distaff is delightfully different in use and form for spinning well-prepared wool. Both light and very portable, its use continued in isolated areas of Europe (especially Italy) until modern times. When used with copies of archaeological finds, these removable whorl spindles produce a very delicate ‘laceweight’ yarn, suitable for warp. Demo, lecture and hands-on. Students can purchase examples in class. These examples range from $15-$50. It is helpful if students view my teaching videos online before class, but not necessary. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U or search Youtube for missingspindle
08-05
10:00
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.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Seeþing Sope -or- How to Boil Medieval Soap Lady Elska á Fjárfelli Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 A Hat for Every Head Baroness Helena Mützhasenin You're never fully dressed without a hat! This class is an overview of hats across the SCA period. Proper headwear instantly improves your garb.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Period Islamic Cooking Master Cariadoc A description of a wide range of recipes from period Islamic cookbooks, along with a discussion of the available sources.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent The English Dancing Master THL sionn, the lost John Playford's "The English Dancing Master" describes a plethora of fun dances generally identified as English Country Dances. Intended for two or more couples, they are easy to learn and fun to dance.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Game of the Goose THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Period game in the style of "Chutes and Ladders". We will review the rules and then play through a game, dice willing.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
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 theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Life Is A Dream. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/5, in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Bouquet List Lord Jacob the Wanderer Entrants must be fighting for a consort (either present or not....preferred to be on the field). On entry you are given a single flower; after your second defeat you surrender it to the victor. At the end, the winner has a bouquet to present to his or her consort. NOW is your chance to extol the virtues of your consort loudly!
08-05
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Beginner Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres Learn to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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
1.0 Amphitheater Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Lord Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and wants to present plays but you need to be able to have a stage setup that is transportable and relatively quick to set up and take down. This class is a presentation of how the Commedia troupe I Firenzi handles those things, including an adjustable backdrop curtain, footlights (for playing in the dark), announcement signboards, etc.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Spin Like You’re Scottish Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The whorl-less Gaelic spindle (the Dealgan) is found in the Outer Hebrides and Inverness, Scotland, as well as the Eastern Maritime provinces of Canada. This unusual Gaelic spindle has survived since at least the 1700s. It is likely that it is an ancient form for spinning wool singles and wool yarn plying. Revive this ancient tradition! Demo, lecture and hands-on. Students can purchase examples in class. Examples range from $15-$50. It is helpful if students view my YouTube teaching videos ahead of class. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U or search Youtube for missingspindle
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Recreating Historic Beads as a Beginner Mistress 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.
08-05
11:00
1.5 A&S 4 Bling Out Your Veils Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Basic veil beading. You will leave class with a working knowledge of how to do simple veil beading. All supplies and veil will be supplied. Other students may watch the class; there will be extra handouts. If you would like to attend, you can bring your own veil and beads, and take the class.
08-05
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1.0 A&S 5 Watching Fighting for the Non-Fighter Count Thorson Sometimes watching fighting is confusing. We'll explain the general rules of the list and see how some shots look good, but aren't.
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1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-05
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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.
08-05
11:00
3.0 A&S 10 Make a Simple Girdle Book Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal In this class we will first make a leather-bound journal and then craft a girdle to cover it that you may hang it from your belt. All materials will be provided by the instructor, but if you wish to have a specific kind of fabric to match your device or as the basis for further embellishment, please bring a 2' square of fabric. Instructions will be provided in a handout.
08-05
11:00
0.75 A&S 11 Yorkshire Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn If you have always wondered how to make a Yorkshire button (those round thread-wrapped and woven buttons over a wooden center), then come and learn! This is a beginner class for the button novice.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Three 15th-Century Italian Dances THL sionn, the lost Petit Rose, Rostiboli Gioiosa, and Amoroso are among the most commonly danced 15th-century Italian dances at SCA balls. Fun and flirtatious, they offer couples the opportunity to express and enjoy themselves.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Master Karl von Nord Mark We will be teaching the Ottoman classical composition from the 15th century, "Kâr-ı Muhteşem," (The Magnificence) that was/is commonly performed in the Mevlevi Whirling Dervish sema. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: a 15th-c. Seljuk/Ottoman song "Kâr-ı Muhteşem" and its history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 4 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-05
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-05
12:00
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
12:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Fingerloop Braiding THL Mikael McCue Instructor will teach how to make two basic fingerloop braids: an eight-loop spiral and a five-loop cord ideal for purse strings.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Intermediate Heraldic Research Roundtable Mistress Lillia de Vaux Where do you go when the usual sources just don't have what you need? Have skills you'd like to pass on to newer heralds? Come share your favorite sources and research tips in a roundtable format. Intended for heralds of all experience levels. Handout provided.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Complex Japanese Braids in Period Lady Fujinami no Kaede Lecture with an overview of period Japanese braids, including a discussion of the different techniques, how the braids were used, and the challenges in documenting period braids.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Ivan: Was He Really "Terrible"? Lord Dmitrii Zhirov A discussion of the life and reign of Russia's Tsar Ivan IV, in the context of surrounding events. Was he terrible, or just misunderstood?
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 House Haunters Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Just what are the things that go bump in the night? Take a close look into dark corners and under the bed, if you dare, to find out the truth about boggarts, brownies, bugbears and other long-legged beasties!
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Live Like a Viking to Dress Like a Viking Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Spend an hour looking beyond the limited extant textile pieces and get answers to... Would they have worn this? Be prepared to think outside of the box a bit and learn a bit about a day in the life of a Norse woman to style and dress as a modern-day "Viking" in the SCA and other re-enactment settings. Use archaeological evidence, literary references and living history experience to help find ways to "fill in the gaps" from burial ensembles to everyday clothing and accessories.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Master Morien MacBain Never get involved in a land war in Asia! A survey of the causes and effects of military fiascoes from classical antiquity to the Elizabethan age. Special attention will be paid to the foibles of the Roman Republic and Empire, as well as the Hundred Years War.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Manuscripts, Motets and Modes: Music 1200-1300 THL Elsa von Heilbronn A quick and dirty look at the growth of Western European music from 1200-1300, with lots of listening examples. We’ll look at music from the great manuscript collections, such as Carmina Burana and the Cantigas de Santa Maria, as well as the dawn of music with multiple parts, including the French motet, and, just briefly, trends in music notation and theory. Color handout of manuscript facsimiles.
08-05
12:00
0.75 A&S 11 Doublet Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn If you know how to make a Yorkshire, or thread-wrapped button, then come and learn how to make a doublet button for gentleman's garb! This class builds on knowing how to do a Yorkshire button, and shows you the Elizabethan doublet button, used for gentleman's garb and for lady's doublet-style jackets. Good for intermediate button makers or really fast learners!
08-05
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball! No partners required.
08-05
12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (B07) Nine Days Wonder: Day 2 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour across the Battlefield, up Battle Rd. to Dagan's Dell. Start location: Corner of Tours and Agincourt (B07). Stop location: (N22)
08-05
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Saidi Dance: From Start to Stage, Part 1 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri In this four-part series of classes, you will learn the basic movements of Saidi dance, how to manage a tahteeb or stick, learn a short choreography, and, for the daring among you, perform it at the 20th Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Exposition. If possible, bring a wooden dowel the length of your navel to the floor (3/4 inch round for ladies, 1 inch round for men). A limited number will be available for purchase. If you want to perform, please have a kaftan-style garment (full length t-tunic) and a hip sash.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis Balkan Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Have fun with Balkan rhythm on your hand drums! Bring your frame drum, dumbek/darbuka, riq, or whatever! We will explore several rhythms including some odd-metered ones. Open to all levels.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. Five-part class. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a movement or two at the Known World Choirs Performance. Sponsored by the Known World Choir. Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 8/4, 4-5 pm; 8/5, 12-1 pm; 8/7, 12-1 pm; 8/9, AMPI, 3-4 pm (bring a chair); 8/10, 12-1 pm.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 10-17) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (an edited version for children and time). A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/5, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Intermediate Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres Learn to throw knives and spears. A hands-on session is included. Must have taken the beginner class. Limit 25 participants.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: Learn rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Portraits Mistress Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova How to draw portraits of people. What are the specific things that you need to look for that changes a base portrait in order to "read" as a specific person? This class will guide you in the development of those skills. Bring drawing materials, pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-05
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shūji: Taking the Brush - Japanese Calligraphy Solveig Throndardottir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military government, and calligraphy as a contemplative art form. Participants will also learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes and paper weights if you have them.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 2 Documenting Names and Armory Submissions Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach It is important to clearly document all elements of any name submitted in the SCA. It is equally important to show supporting documentation for first-time registrations of charges, designs that follow culturally specific patterns, use of restricted charges or proof of previously forbidden charges. We'll talk about what the Colleges look for, what sources are best and which to avoid, how to handle submission forms to your best advantage and how to build a (hopefully) convincing argument for your or your client's desired name or armory.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch. You'll 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.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Kosode Construction THL Yamamura Kitsune An essential garment in every nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this Japanese garment, based on a Tokyo National Museum example. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. A visual, step-by-step example of its construction will be presented. Extra time is allotted for consultations. Please bring along your own materials if you would like assistance starting your pattern. If you have questions prior to the class, please contact me at yamamura.kitsune@gmail.com.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 When Fairies Were Scary Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Learn the history of the fairy tale and how fairies started as “surviving echoes of the gods” and devolved into Disney’s "Tinkerbelle."
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. Current, former, and potential Baronesses and Barons are welcome to attend, as are all others. This isn't just for those in the role, but all who might wonder what it is, whether or not it might be something you aspire to, yourself.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 From Manuscript to Music: Trouvère Chansons Lady Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh We'll cover the process of starting with a Trouvère manuscript and transcribing both musical notation and text into a performance. The class will discuss musical notation, rhythmic decisions, and assigning text to music, as well as determining pronunciation of Old/Middle French. You must have knowledge of modern music theory (competence in writing modern notation and note values). Knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet is a plus, but not required; instructor will have additional handouts available on the topic.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles THL Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun branles from 16th-century France.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre This class will review board games already taught, or teach new ones. If you have a game you want to learn - come and ask!
08-05
13:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Russian Folk Singing Master Karl von Nord Mark This class will focus on learning to sing one of the most popular traditional Russian folk songs, ой да не вечер ("Oy da ne vecher") ("Oh, what an evening"). Traditionally a folk song from 16th-17th-century Cossack culture, it sings of a Cossack's nightmare which is eventually translated by his captain. Students will learn the song's story as well as the simple melody, plus lyrics in traditional Russian. Students may join the Facebook group to orient and familiarize themselves with this beautiful song. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1726614767561222/?ref=bookmarks
08-05
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Late Period Rounds Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-05
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Poker Card Tournament Lord Ælfwine se Pyttel This is a bear pit-style format where the loser of the bout stays to fight the next fencer. Fencers stay until they win or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field shall receive a playing card and shall keep up to 7 cards. The winner of the tournament shall be determined by the best poker hand of 5 cards. This format will be run twice to determine two winners.
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 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 English War Arrows Master Geoffrey Athos von Ulm This class covers medieval English war arrows including discussion of profiles, materials and various period and modern construction tools and techniques. We will also compare war and civilian arrows and various archery accessories.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Why Poets Should Use the English Style Mistress Fiana of Clare Learn why the poetry of English elegies and epics is superior for composition in our common tongue, and works better for poetry in the common tongue than the techniques of the Irish, Norse, Romans, and Greeks. We will learn the elements and techniques of the English elegies and epics, and possibly speak of the saints' lives and riddles as well. [Old English / Anglo-Saxon]
08-05
14:00
1.0 Budgardr if they are there, otherwise Enchanted Ground. (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Three chairs, two tables, and a bed, all based on period designs. At least one chair, one table, and the bed are simple enough so that someone with only basic tools and no expertise should be able to make them.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Nail the Hey Lord Hakon Hrafnsson One of the more confusing steps in English Country Dance, especially for new dancers, is the Hey. Come learn how to nail it every time. We'll walk through 3-person heys, 4-person heys, and heys in the round, with and without hands. Then we will learn Grimstock, which has 3 different types of heys.
08-05
14:00
2.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion (Atlantian Royal Artisans Easement/N40) Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to weave on one of a smaller and more human scale. Using the warp we created in the previous class, we'll be working in pairs, learning how to weave a tabby weave, with discussions on working with more complex weaves. We'll have space for up to 12 people working hands-on. This is a follow-up class for the "Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom" class.
08-05
14:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing We And Chant It: Madrigal and A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Meet-and-greet optional practice session for audience participation, "Sing We and Chant It VI", Madrigal, Part Song, and A Capella Jam, Monday, 8/8, at 6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own copy. (Optional: folder of music available for material fee.) Hosts: Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, THL Lorelei Skye, Professor Pieter van Doorn 2016 current song list available here. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the mix! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o3qDzNt4mNvigshaX_2h6LsJlAgzUhxxjW09ejqONjA/edit?usp=sharing
08-05
14:00
2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Tape Weaving Morwenna O Hurlihie We all love trim and belts and stuff. You've seen folks with those odd looking wooden things with string wrapped around that somehow magically turns into a woven strip of stuff. This class will walk through the basics of weaving terms (warp vs woof/weft, etc.), warping for narrow work using heddles, and starting to weave. Please bring inkle or tape looms if you have them. This class does not cover tablet/card weaving.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Building Scrolls Without a Book of Hours Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot What? No Book of Hours? Yes! Learn how to use period artwork to build scrolls and break into a new area of creativity.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Viking Hiking Mistress Marsi of hadley The purpose of this class is to discuss the way we are working toward the development of skills and equipment that may have been used for overland travel during the Norse age (roughly 800 to 1100 AD). Such skills might include hiking or backpacking, fire making, cooking and food preservation, bedding, clothing, footwear, shelter use, etc. We will unpack and repack each of our packs to show the tools and equipment that we have found to be useful on our adventures. We will discuss packing well and safely. We will take a look at trip planning from packing to eating to walking safely in period shoes. If you have a pack or haversack, bring it along and stay for our next class for a hike around Pennsic to practice in our gear.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Build an Accurate Sundial N/A You may have noticed that large sundial at Okewode Hall. This is an advertisement to convince people that it is possible to make a dial that can be read as easily as a modern watch. The trick is to include all the astronomical corrections into the design of the dial, so they do not need to be applied after the dial is read. I intend to describe how I built this dial, and how you can do the same for your camp. I want enough people building and maintaining public dials for Pennsic, that they become the normal way for people to tell time. I will describe how to calculate the time-marks, lay them out on the dial, mark them with nails, and set the gnomon to the correct angle and calibrate the whole thing once it's hanging on the wall. I will cover construction details and various safety considerations to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. There will be math, specifically some high school-level trigonometry, but you should not let that frighten you away.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Cookie Cameos Baroness Lucia de Enzinas Learn how to create 3D images in a limited-depth medium for cameos or coin-making by using gluten-free sandwich cookies.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 Combat Archery Tactics from The Senryaku Master 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.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Josquin des Prez Master Aaron Drummond Josquin des Prez is considered by many to be the central figure in Renaissance music. This class will explore Josquin's world, his varied repertoire and innovations, and the role of the nascent music publishing industry in ensuring Josquin's continued influence.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Babies at Pennsic: A Discussion Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to deal with babies and small children at Pennsic: a discussion by and for those who have done it, are doing it, or will do it.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Advanced Playford Lord Ari Thorbrandsson Learn some of the most challenging Playford dances for three couples! Depending on time, selections include Step Stately, Jack Pudding, Greenwood.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Losing Loadum THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A late Renaissance trick-avoiding card game.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Greek Line Dances THL Kassandra Aiantide Come dance with us! We'll learn some basic steps used in Greek line dances, and dance the Kalamatianos together, and Syrtos if we have time.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-05
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-05
15:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sight-Singing with Hexachords: Theory in Practice Master John Elys Terms and concepts familiar to every educated medieval and Renaissance musician. What is a hexachord? Where do the modern treble, alto, and bass clefs come from? Why does the flat sign look like the letter “b”, and why do Germans call b-natural “h”? How did singers in period use hexachords to get intervals right, and what did they do when a melody escaped the bounds of a single hexachord? We’ll do a bunch of simple sight-reading, applying medieval rules and trying to think about notes and intervals in the ways our medieval and Renaissance forebears did.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Illumination: It's Not That Scary Lady Triona MacCasky This class is for the absolute beginner or someone who has thought about doing illumination but thought it was too hard. I'll show the tricks I've learned to create Celtic knots, simple vine work and other resources I've found to get you started in illumination. Please bring a mechanical pencil and an eraser.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Designing Armory from Period Examples Baroness Elsbeth Anne Roth Thinking about a device but don't really know what you want? Want to have something that might have existed in the Middle Ages? This class will tell you how to design core-style arms by looking at period examples (many of which are online) and borrowing ideas, all within the standards of the Society.
08-05
16:00
1.5 A&S 3 Bushido: the Japanese Path of Honor Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Discussion of the virtues of Bushido, and walking the path in daily life.
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 6 Burn the Coloring Pages, Toss Out the Foam Crowns! THL SæhildR barngóðR Fun, hands-on activity ideas for running a youth point that shares knowledge about medieval life and/or life in our Society. If there is time, we will also cover "How to Run 'It Takes My Child to Raze a Village'". There is an optional $5 fee if you want to actually make and take samples. My book will be available for an as-yet-to-be-determined fee. (Have to calculate printing and binding costs for this year.)
08-05
16:00
1.5 A&S 7 Dining with the Sultan: 15/16th-C. Ottoman Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya A look at the development of Ottoman cuisine from Central Asia to the Empire. Includes food available to all in the marketplace, with a particular focus on palace dishes of the 15th and 16th centuries. Handout has some recipes from the circa 1430 manuscript by Mehmet bin Mâhmud Shirvânî
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 11 Make Your Own Medallion Cord THL Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whipcording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Pennsic Without a Cooler Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to feed yourself period food at long camping events without the use of a cooler.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Trios by Domenico da Piacenza Duchess Duchessa Diana Alene Tregirtse Covers several exciting dances for three people by Domenico including Jupiter, Belfiore, Leoncello Novo and possibly others.
08-05
16:00
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
17:00
1.5 Archery Tent Target Archery Marshals' Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will a target archery marshals' meeting in the Marshals' Tent on the Archery Range on Friday, August 5th, at 5 pm. There will also be an archery marshals' meeting on Sunday, August 7th, at 5 pm, for all those marshals who did not or could not make the meeting on Friday.
08-05
17:00
1.5 A&S 1 Viking Hiking: The Hike Mistress Marsi of hadley Please come to our Viking Hiking class first. Wear your period gear from head to toe. Pack your pack or haversack, bring plenty of drinking water and a snack for a training hike around the edges of Pennsic. You will learn how your pack rides and how your shoes rub.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Connecting with Your Partner Lord Ari Thorbrandsson Come learn how to use weight, balance, tension, and nonverbal cues so that you never feel alone on the dance floor. Beginners encouraged.
08-05
17:00
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Learning Uska Dara Lady Aoife ni Mhaille Calling all Middle Eastern performers! Learn about, perform, and dance to the Middle Eastern song, Uska Dara. The first part will be history; then we'll move into the lyrics, drum rhythm, melody, and dancing. Handouts, including sheet music, will be available for a fee. You can get the sheet music in advance from http://www.bellydancesheetmusic.com/.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Collegium Musicum Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Advanced reading and playing session for Renaissance instruments, to include brass, strings, wind (soft, semi and loud) in a consort-style setting. Music will be available in June for download from the Known World Choir website. This is not a class for beginning players. Bring music stand.
08-05
17:00
1.0 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 but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! (And don't miss when we do it again on the 10th!) Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
08-05
18:00
1.0 A&S 3 Asian Persona Tea THL Wu Yun An opportunity to meet with others who research Asian personas in the SCA and those with interests in that area of the world. Black tea will be provided but bring your own drinking vessel suitable for hot liquids. Please feel free to bring another tea or beverage to share if desired.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance for Six Lord Dunstan Bramblette Come learn Black Nag, Upon a Summer's Day, and Picking of Sticks.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Youth Readers' Theater: A Midsummers Night Dream Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Youth Readers Theater presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. (An edited version for children and time.) A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. Sponsored by Known World Players. Open to all performers over 12-18; see class listings for rehearsal details.
08-05
18:30
4.0 North Battlefield Atlatl Battle THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson This will be an Atlatl battle on the battlefield near the castle.
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
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Learning Lamma Bada Yata Thanna Lady Aoife ni Mhaille Calling all Middle Eastern performers! Learn about, perform, and dance to the Andalusian song, Lamma Bada Yata Thanna. The first part will be history, then we'll move into the lyrics, drum rhythm, melody, and dancing. Handouts, including sheet music, will be available for a fee. You can get the sheet music in advance from http://www.bellydancesheetmusic.com/.
08-05
19:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Readers' Theater: Life Is A Dream Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Readers' Theater presents a staged reading of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's Life Is A Dream. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. Sponsored by Known World Players. Open to all performers over 18. See class listings for rehearsal details.
08-05
21:00
2.0 A&S 4 Period Jewelry: A Slide Show Master Cariadoc Slides of jewels from museums, ranging from migration period through Renaissance.
08-05
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent SCA Dance History Ball Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Join us for a trip down memory lane, as we revisit the history of dance in the SCA!
08-05
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Lorelei Skye and Emer Nic Aiden: Sea and Fire Pennsic Performing Arts Lorelei and Emer take the stage performing beautiful ballads and dynamic duets of SCA, yesteryear, and original works of wit, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment - including from Lorelei's CD's: "Rosaleen Dhu", "Here There Be Dragons", "Bardic Fires", and Emer's CD: "Waves on the Shore".
08-06
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-06
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-06
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #80) How to Make an Atlatl Dart THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Hand A Day: Insular Majuscule Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of the hand that is best known for its use in the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive, Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it is a versatile stitch that was used in colorful embroideries. It goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch. In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect. We will look at photos of a wide variety of extant examples. Then, those new to the stitch will learn to do the stitch.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Parenting Connection Group Lady Dianimh Ban All families welcome. If you are interested in breastfeeding support or if you would like to learn how to use a baby carrier, come join us. If you are a support person or educator, come and hang out and help each other with parenting trials and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and baby-wearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favorite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional baby-wearing.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Viking Penannular Brooches Lord Wilhelm Smydle Learn to construct a simple penannular brooch using basic tools in copper, brass or bronze.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Pleatwork Apron Make-and-Take Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck A hands-on, instructional class on smocking, or honeycomb pleatwork, the gathering method commonly seen in German Renaissance clothing (but also popular for hundreds of years throughout Europe). You will make your own apron to wear around camp in style! We'll also discuss pleating in general as we work, and students can read my 30-page research paper on historical pleating techniques. Materials available for 10 people, or bring your own medium-weight, white linen (1 yard).
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Wire Drawing and Making Riveted Chain Mail Lord Marc Rengarth The class will cover the historical development of mail (maille), its various forms across history and culture as well as the remaining mysteries of the craft. Maille-making from drawing the wire to making the links will be covered and demonstrated in class.
08-06
09:00
3.0 A&S 10 How to Make and Use Textile Printing Blocks Countess Brigit of Mercia We will make textile printing blocks and cover the various methods of making more, and we will print with them. Students will need to bring some design ideas in the sizes listed on the materials list. Keep it simple as you will be cutting it out with your scissors and/or a razor knife. This class is not child-friendly. Extensive materials list. Please join Facebook group: Printed Textile Classes for Pennsic 45.
08-06
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Boutis (Class Taught in French) THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Come and learn the techniques of provencal quilting. Boutis is a French padded work of strung textile with some embroidery. Class will be taught in French. Handout available in French and in English. It is a hands-on class. Venez découvrir les techniques du Boutis Provencal. Le boutis est un travail sur textile piqué et parfois rebrodé. Cours en français. Document disponible en français et anglais. Cours pratique.
08-06
09:00
3.0 A&S 15 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
08-06
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy Dances for Children and Parents Mistress Sol la Cantor Some simple dances will be taught that children can dance with their parents and friends. Please bring a parent to dance with.
08-06
09:00
3.0 Fort Battle of La Rochelle Master Anton du Marais The defenders of La Rochelle will die! The only question is, when? Join us at the Fort to find out. Heavy rapier and rubber band gun melée. Attackers will have unlimited resurrections, defenders will have limited resurrections. RBG cannon are welcome. No archery, please. Pennsic standard rules for rapier apply. Don't have a heavy rapier? Bring a dagger or two. Bring a friend or 20. The more the merrier. Don't like to fight melée? Come and get close to the action and help marshal the battle. Please muster at the Fort half an hour before the start time, especially if you want to fight along with a particular group. Time permitting, we will do something new and different for the last battle. Come check it out.
08-06
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-06
09:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Fundamentals of Voice Production Lady Ursula Mortimer Please note: Class lasts 90 minutes to allow plenty of practical time, starts on the half-hour. Learn the basics of vocal technique. This is an active, participatory class for those who have never had a voice lesson. Those who can stand comfortably will be asked to do so for much of the class, but all the activities can be adapted to a seated position.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Droll Challenge: Itty Bitty People Baroness Emma Makilmone When creating your scrolls, do you find yourself choosing the style without pictures of people or other creatures because you just can't get them to look right? Or, perhaps, you haven't even tried because you never got past stick figure drawing. Allow me to share my tricks of the trade and maybe, just maybe, help you take that next step into the art form that we love. (Please bring your own paper, pencils, and gouache.)
08-06
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 From Seeing to Sewing: Intro to Patternmaking Lady Elena de la Palma Have you ever looked at a period painting and thought "Wow, that looks great!" only to have your heart immediately sink as you realize that you've got no idea where to start actually making the thing in the painting? This class will (hopefully) help with that by starting you down the wonderful rabbit-hole that is making your own patterns.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Look Like You Stepped Out of a Manuscript Lady Abigail Kelhoge Learn how to construct an outfit by focusing on one primary source. This is a very good way to maintain a cohesive and complete look to your wardrobe, and the same principles can be applied to your whole kit.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Development of Music through Acoustics THL Martyn de Halliwell We will discuss the development of vocal and instrumental music in relation to changing architecture, new instrumentation, and musical principles.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Stitching Temari: Wrapped and Woven Patterns THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Temari balls are wrapped, stitched, and woven into beautiful, colorful patterns that are impressive out of all proportion with how easy they are. In this class, we'll create a simple wrapped and woven design. Kit includes three colors of floss, marking thread, ball base, and needles, or you're welcome to bring your own materials.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Religion in Medieval Japan Mistress Kasha Alekseeva This class is an overview of religious thought in Japan before 1600. We'll learn about belief systems from the indigenous practices of the pre-Asuka Period to the arrival of Roman Catholicism in the 16th century -- including Shinto, Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Along the way, we'll discover how various doctrines interacted, syncretized, and formed uniquely Japanese offshoots. We'll also examine their influence on government, literature, the military, and daily life.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginner Atlatl Throwing THL Magnus de Londres How to throw atlatl darts effectively. Atlatl Range
08-06
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Chess, Chess, and Chess THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Das Schach- oder König-Spiel describes three forms of chess that co-existed in Germany. We'll discuss the rules of all three versions, followed by an opportunity to play any of them.
08-06
10:00
7.0 General Archery Atlantia St. Sebastian Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun The Kingdom of Atlantia will once again host the St. Sebastian Shoot. Atlantia will put on an all-day shoot that will test all archers with many different skill levels. This shoot is on the middle Saturday, Aug. 6th, from 10 am until 5 pm, with prizes for many different categories. Come out and spend a day of fun shooting on the Archery Range to test your skill.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-06
10:00
1.5 Herald's Point (Low Rd and Great Eastern Hwy.) Pennsic Heraldic Walk - The Serengeti Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach Many camps at Pennsic go all out displaying their heraldry on silk, wood, stone, glass and more. We'll walk to various camps and discuss how they're using their heraldry, SCA heraldic traditions, and historic use of heraldry. We'll have tokens to reward our favorite displays. One tour will be on the 'Geti and another down in the Bog. Wear comfortable footgear.
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
08-06
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 theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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
08-06
10:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Introduction to Crumhorns Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Curious about those weird instruments shaped like umbrella handles? Get started on this distinctively buzzy-sounding, capped double-reed instrument. Bring yours along if you have one or try out the instructor's, and we'll talk about playing techniques, instrument and sheet music sources, using crumhorns in performance, and other tips and tricks. Familiarity with basic recorder fingering is recommended but not required.
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
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-06
11:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Illumination: Loving the Dot Baroness Emma Makilmone So you've seen those beautiful manuscripts and thought you'd love to learn how to create one on your own, but surely they are too daunting! Well, I'd like to show you how to visually break down complicated scroll designs into more manageable and doable elements. You'll even try your hand at a few of them! Materials available for the fee, or bring your own.
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 Construct a Viking Wooden-Handle Purse Lady Amie Sparrow Construct a Viking wooden-handle purse based on Hedeby finds. Basic sewing skills required. Bring your sewing kit.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Reproducing Glass Beads with Archeological Data Mistress 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.
08-06
11:00
1.5 A&S 5 Plagues, Potions, & Puppies: Late Period Medicine Lady Jane Milford Have you ever wondered what medicine was like in the late European Renaissance? Is it hard to differentiate fact from fiction? Come learn a quick overview of late Renaissance European medicine!
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 The Myth of Moral Authority Tristan le Chanticler Does Abelard's ethical intentionalism debunk the rhetoric of reference to moral authority? Would you care to wager your soul on the answer?
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Developing Historically-Informed Performance Lady Teleri the Well-Prepared A four-step process for setting performance goals, finding material and performance guidelines, and developing a period-style performance without abandoning modern preferences.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 11 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Logboats in the Middle Ages Master Elias Gedney The development and spread of fabricated plank hulls for boats surprisingly did not stop people from making boats out of logs. We will discuss a few surviving European examples from the years between 600 and 1600.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 17 New to the SCA? A Class on the Basics Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Are you new to the Society, or have you only gone to a few events? Still confused about what there is to do and what we are about? Learn about what essentials you should have for an event, basic customs and protocol, how to get involved, persona and heraldry, as well as much more. Come with questions or sit and listen. We promise you will learn a lot!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Low Impact Galliard Countess Mara Kolarova Tired? Bad knees? The galliard is a 16th-century dance that is usually athletic, but doesn't have to be. Plus, the gentler steps are easier to learn.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf and its use in illuminations. Class focuses on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn methods for application of glue, and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems! Students will create a small gilded sample on parchment and paper. All materials included.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Master Karl von Nord Mark We will be teaching the Ottoman classical composition from the 15th century, "Kâr-ı Muhteşem," (The Magnificence) that was/is commonly performed in the Mevlevi Whirling Dervish sema. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: a 15th-c. Seljuk/Ottoman song "Kâr-ı Muhteşem" and its history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 4 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-06
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Mask Performance and Mumming Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain Masked performers appeared in a number of countries in medieval and Renaissance Europe, in mummings, masques and other performances. After an overview describing such performances, the class will practice performing in masks. (Masks will be available, or feel free to bring your own!) Weather permitting, the class will make a short field trip "in character" (wearing the masks) down a Pennsic thoroughfare.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Drop Spinning 101 Baroness Catherine of deva Want to learn to drop spin or have had a hard time picking it up? Come and learn using a high whorl spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. Spindles can be purchased for $3.00.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Resubs, Appeals, and Requests for Reconsideration Mistress Lillia de Vaux When a name or armory submission is returned, submitters have several options: resubmitting, sending an appeal, and requesting reconsideration. This class will discuss how to read and interpret a return decision, the differences between the options and when to use them, and resources that can help. In addition, we will discuss other administrative actions, such as heraldic wills, transfers, and permissions to conflict, as well as what is needed to use the grandfather clause and legal name allowance.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Tubular-Tablet/Card Weaving: Making Period Cord THL Elena Hylton Learn to weave a European medieval cord based on numerous extant finds. This is an easy technique to learn, but a basic knowledge of card/tablet weaving is needed. Bring a loom that can handle card weaving, 8 cards, 2 balls of strong fiber, and a shuttle. We will warp the loom in class together. Kits will also be available. We will also learn two-holed card weaving and a basic introduction to the uses in period.
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 6 Introduction to Spoon Carving Duke Gavin Kilkenny A hands-on introduction to techniques for carving spoons and other treenware from green wood. Participants are encouraged to bring their own knives. We will be carving green wood blanks to make simple spoons by using hand axes and knives.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Landsknechten Lord Tempus Peregrinator We’ll be looking at the rise of the Landsknechten, and the fashions they wore. How they changed war-play in Europe. This class is mostly history but also a lot about garb.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 17 Shiny Hats and Medallions: A Guide to SCA Regalia Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Keeping everyone’s names straight can be confusing, but then when you add titles to the mix it takes on a whole new level. This class will cover Society award structure (so you know why people are clapping in court) as well what all the medallions and coronets mean. We will also discuss some of the differences in awards across the different Kingdoms. In addition there will be a section on using titles appropriately and court etiquette. That way, when you are called up for the first time, you know what to do!
08-06
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: The Inns of Court (Old Measures) Mistress Serafina Alamanni Never danced before? No problem! We'll start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple middle class dances from Elizabethan England.
08-06
12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (N22) Nine Days Wonder: Day 3 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour of Dagan's Dell. Start location: Corner of Count Jehan's Bounty & Chicane Lane (N22). Stop location: Corner of Fosse Way & Chandler's Rd. (N20)
08-06
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.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Saidi Dance: From Start to Stage, Part 2 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Day Two: In this four-part series of classes, you will learn the basic movements of Saidi dance, how to manage a tahteeb or stick, learn a short choreography, and, for the daring among you, perform it at the 20th Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Exposition. If possible, bring a wooden dowel the length of your navel to the floor (3/4 inch round for ladies, 1 inch round for men). A limited number will be available for purchase. If you want to perform, please have a kaftan-style garment (full length t-tunic) and a hip sash.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis Balkan Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Have fun with Balkan rhythm on your hand drums! Bring your frame drum, dumbek/darbuka, riq, or whatever! We will explore several rhythms including some odd-metered ones. Open to all levels.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Warming Up to Vocal Performances Lord Richard Wyn Learn various physical and vocal exercises to warm up your voice before any performance, and to cool down afterwards.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: Learn rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Flourishes Master Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza Practice adding flourish to your scribal work using only ink. A variety of periods and styles will be covered.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 The Submission Process Brunissende Dragonette So, you've worked with a herald to register your name and/or armory. What happens now? This class intends to explain the basics of documenting and submitting a name, device or badge, and what happens to it afterwards.This class is not limited to heralds. Everybody can learn how things happen.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress THL Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Let's Make a Thumb-Bell! Period Thimble-Making Lord Anton LaFlamme de Saint Aubin Stop pricking the tip -- skep it instead! Do you partake in fiber arts? Learn how to make a thimble (thumb-bell/finger skep) using period techniques and a period device. Transport yourself back to the 12th-14th centuries, and walk away with a functional, metal thimble. Thimbles will be made of either copper, bronze or brass. Includes all materials and tools required to complete a functional thimble. Class size is limited to 15 students.
08-06
13:00
1.5 A&S 5 London Plague of 1603 Lady Jane Milford The 1603 plague outbreak in London killed over 35,000 people. Recreated medicine of the time will be shown and explained. New documentation on the suit worn by plague doctors will be presented.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Renaissance Shirt Anatomy Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a class on how to make shirts in the Renaissance style; how it was originally done as well as a few minor changes to make it easier, faster and fit you better. Renaissance shirts for men women and children, with a minimum of fuss and waste.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 An 11th-Century Byzantine Noblewoman's Closet Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Think a noblewoman only had 2 or 3 dresses? Think again. This class will explore the Last Will and Testament of Kale Pakouriane, a Byzantine patrikia (noblewoman) and her impressive inventory of clothing, jewelry, and household goods, with the diaspora of bequests, ranging from household slaves, to her mother.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 In-Persona Historical Storytelling Sir Michael of York This is a talk on how to create an in-persona tale (or performance) based on historical events. We'll talk about how to understand and extend the known facts and how to gather additional information to create a true understanding of the story. The talk will cover mechanisms and approaches that can be used to adapt the performance so that your persona can "be part of the story". The goal is to build strength into performer's understanding so that the first-person presentation brings immediacy and intimacy to the audience.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Largesse Workshop Baroness Alaina Blackram This is a hands-on making of largesse to be delivered to the Queens of the Kingdoms that the individuals making the largesse choose. (Delivery by Alaina.) Largesse is the gifts that our royalty gives to individuals to recognize good work or participation. There will be a brief introduction before you participate in the "class". If you have something you need help getting completed, bring it, too. Or if you just need a place to drop off donations and are too shy to give it to HRM directly, bring it here. Come when you want to during the two hours, but be prepared to help make awesome things! Monetary donations toward supplies will not be turned down. (It means we get to make more stuff!)
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 Leather Corners for Wooden Book Covers Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will learn how to make the four most common corners using leather on wooden book covers. Each student will make four sample corners. All tools will be loaned by instructor. This is a hands-on class.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 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.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 17 Newcomers' Class for Families Baroness Margerite Eisenwald This class is to support SCA newcomers with families throughout the Known World.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Pavan and Galliard Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir All beginner dancers welcome! Learn how to walk (and jump!) with style and rhythm, then use these skills for improvised dances of the 16th century.
08-06
13:00
3.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Lord Benjamin Black Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No War points, no prizes, just fighting.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game which uses a 78-card tarot deck
08-06
13:00
2.5 La Familia Gladiatoria (W14) Gluten-Free Baking at Pennsic?! Lady Nisaa Karahisari Yes, it can be done! We'll discuss how to recreate desserts - some of which were already gluten-free, and how to adapt/modify recipes that aren't. And you'll get to show off what you've made at at a Pennsic dessert party as well as take some home to impress your camp mates! The class discussion will start before Pennsic in an online forum. Email dcicuto@gmail.com by 7/1 for more info.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Sources for Islamic Persona: A Discussion Master Cariadoc Anyone with such a persona, interested in developing one, or with suggestions of how to develop one, is welcome to join in.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music with Director Emeritus Erlan Nordenskald of the Known World Choir. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/11, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-06
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-06
13:00
4.0 Rapier List 1 Known World Rapier Practice Master Maximilian der Zauberer Welcome home! Everyone, come out to the rapier field and get in some practice with your fellow practitioners from around the Known World. Spar with people you only see once a year. Get re-acquainted with other kingdoms' calibration levels. Seek out those scholars you follow on Facebook. Get in some friendly sparring before the competitiveness of the tourneys and the craziness of the War Point starts.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal Time/Scribal Play Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking with the Complex Search THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana For heralds who already know the basics of conflict checking, this class will use the Complex Search to more quickly find potential conflicts.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress 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 paternoster.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 From Queen Teuta of Illyria to Grainne Ni Mhaille Lady Hermina De Pagan This class will explore the rich history of women in piracy. Why they took to the sea and how they shaped their own stories.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Medieval Drama Mistress Fiana of Clare A brief introduction to formal medieval drama, including mystery, morality, and miracle plays. Focus is on English and European plays.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Bog University (wild rose e24) Very Old Rounds and Drinking Songs Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain Pre-1600 rounds and drinking songs in English, some in Latin. A packet of sheet music and lyrics will be available to keep.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Dance Ariana de Gallo Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns and then teach simple English Country Dances. Dances include Heart's Ease, Rufty Tufty and Black Nag.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to beginners through the seasoned dancers who desire a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 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
08-06
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music from the 11th-16th centuries. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-06
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Responsible Performing in the SCA THL Sophia the Orange Learn the balance between being a spotlight hog and waiting to be invited to perform. Learn to work with event staff, Royalty, and Baronage to schedule when and where your performance will enhance the event. You may be brilliant, but don’t risk grandstanding even by mistake.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. It includes how it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Research THL Elena Hylton This class will cover a quick introduction to research, including types of sources, styles of citations, what "peer reviewed" means, how/where to find good sources for your topic, and more. We will also look at how to apply your research to A&S entries. Taught by a university faculty member, this class is open to researchers of any level, but targeted towards beginning researchers.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Teaching in the SCA Mistress Alicia Langland Nervous about teaching? Want to share what you know and feel good about it afterwards? Covers planning, preparation, presentation, problems, publicity, and "post-mortem". For those who would like to improve their classes, as well as those who have never taught but want to. Instructor has 25+ years of classroom experience.
08-06
15:00
1.75 A&S 6 Men's Clothing in Anglo-Saxon England Æðelwald Bald A brief introduction to men's clothing in Anglo-Saxon England including period-appropriate fabrics and colors.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Simply Plaited: 14th-Century Women's Hair Baroness Collette de Valois Theorized period methods of achieving four simple 14th-century hairstyles popular in England and France. Period archaeological and artistic examples will be shown/demonstrated. Discussion of the use of modern materials also included. There should be time to try out the hairstyles on hair in class if wanted.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Melting Pot of the Skomorokh Lady Katrusha Skomorokha Throughout their sordid history, the skomorokhi entertainers of Russia melded performance elements from as far as China, Greece, Italy, and Germany. Come learn about the history of these Russian entertainers.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 13 Agriculture Roundtable Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach Everyone from the king to the meanest peasant lived according to the rhythm of the agricultural seasons. Topics will range from tobacco production and its impact on Europe, the involvement a samurai would have in food procurement, the influence of the Hanseatic League, the availability and variety of various foods across Europe and much more. All are invited to join the conversation. Those with studies in this area are invited to join the table.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Viking Hiking Mistress Marsi of hadley The purpose of this class is to discuss the way we are working toward the development of skills and equipment that may have been used for overland travel during the Norse age (roughly 800 to 1100 AD). Such skills might include hiking or backpacking, fire making, cooking and food preservation, bedding, clothing, footwear, shelter use, etc. We will unpack and repack each of our packs to show the tools and equipment that we have found to be useful on our adventures. We will discuss packing well and safely. We will take a look at trip planning from packing to eating to walking safely in period shoes. If you have a pack or haversack, bring it along and stay for our next class for a hike around Pennsic to practice in our gear.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Reconstruction Techniques for European Dance Master Philip White Beyond learning dances by rote, you can learn how dance steps and choreographies are derived. This will improve your sense of style and technique as a dancer and your methods of instruction as a teacher. The reconstruction techniques discussed are designed to reduce the reconstruction process into its most basic steps to help even novice dancers gain experience in reconstructing.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre This class will review board games already taught, or teach new ones. If you have a game you want to learn - come and ask!
08-06
15:00
1.5 Octobar (across from the new barn) (N01) Pennsic Party University Lady Sinn Larensdotter This class is to attempt to show newcomers (to Pennsic, or the bog/swamp) how to deal with nightlife in the louder parts of Pennsic. We call this a primer for the lake after dark. We'll cover various topics, including Open Bar Etiquette; Visiting Other Camps; Tipping; Romance, Courting, and Your Significant Other; Chaperoning; Party Safety; Hydrate!; Love Your Feet; and How to Play the Game.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-06
15:00
2.0 South Battlefield Siege Inspections Lord Richard le Hauke Inspection time for siege weapons to be used during battles.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Turkish Split-Finger Drum Workshop Masarrah bint Ma'mun Turkish split-finger technique for those who already have experience with doumbek/darbuka. Day 1: Left hand splits and new ways of producing familiar rhythms. Day 2: Right hand splits and interlace rolls. Day 3: Opening the possibilities and a fun Turkish rhythm -- Kerfes.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Early Period Whistle Workshop Lady Marion Quyn Learn to craft an early period whistle out of bone using a few simple hand tools. Based on 10th-century finds in England and Sweden.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Beginning Heraldic Blazon Baroness Elsbeth Anne Roth Learn the basics of how heralds describe armory. Level may vary based on who shows up, but aimed at beginners in heraldry.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intro to 16th-Century Italian: The Sequence! THL Darius the Dancer "The Sequence" is a term we've developed to facilitate calling dances, as it is a common set of several key Italian steps. La Castellana practices many important steps, and really drills them in. This class will focus on training our feet to do many steps we need for these dances.
08-06
16:00
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
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Egg Tempera Panel Painting: Part 1 Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating to the Egyptians and used throughout history. Virtually all panel paintings executed before mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the base. This 2-part workshop will give hands-on time to explore this essential period medium in depth, from prep to finish. All materials included, beginner to advanced.
08-06
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-06
16:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Marshals' Opening Meeting THL Magnus de Londres Meeting for all Thrown Weapons Marshals.
08-06
16:00
2.0 West Battlefield Tarl's Little Pole Arm Tourney Sir Tarl Welcome to the 11th annual Pole Arm tourney. The tourney is open to all inspected heavy fighters. Weapons must conform to Pennsic standards. The format is two 45-minute bear-pit sessions, with a half-time show in between. Fighters of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Enjoy a great time fighting the "One True Weapon's Form".
08-06
16:30
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.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 I Feel Pretty and Period THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A discussion of period skin care and hair care practices, both from the perspective of "What they did" as well as "What we can safely do." It is no secret that period skin care and hair care recipes often involved mercury, lead and arsenic, but there are also some great recipes and tools that Scadians can use to further their immersion into their persona.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Sulfites and Homebrew THL Madoc Arundel You're at an SCA event. An eager young brewer approaches you with a bottle and a smile on his/her face. “Madoc! I just bottled my first mead. Please, tell me what you think.” You smile and take the bottle from their hand. You hold it up to the light, observing that it appears clear of any cloudiness and that there is just a hint of dust on the bottom of the bottle – they obviously made a good effort to rack for clarity. You sniff gently, noting the floral qualities of the honey used as well as the hints of adjunct ingredients. With the expectation of a halfway decent first attempt, you take a swig – only to gag on the overwhelming wash of sulfur dioxide or metabisulfite that floods your taste buds. Fighting the urge to spit the offending beverage, you smile encouragingly and offer up a “Not too bad – you may want to cut back a bit on the sulfites for your next batch.” The novice replies, “But the recipe called for it...”
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Luis de Carvajal, 16th-Century Mexican Crypto-Jew Lady Kateryn Draper The life and death of a secret Jew in the 16th-century Spanish Empire, exploring the life, history and customs of Mexico City in period.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 12 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.
08-06
17:00
1.5 A&S 15 Viking Hiking: The Hike Mistress Marsi of hadley Please come to our Viking Hiking class first. Wear your period gear from head to toe. Pack your pack or haversack, bring plenty of drinking water and a snack for a training hike around the edges of Pennsic. You will learn how your pack rides and how your shoes rub.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Impressive Dances for People Who Can Count to 4 Lady Sally Wrenne Know how to walk and count to four? That's all you need to learn three impressive-looking dances with simple, beginner-friendly moves. We will learn John Tallow's Canon, Rufty Tufty, and Heralds in Love.
08-06
17:00
2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Lt General for more details.
08-06
17:00
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Learning Uska Dara Lady Aoife ni Mhaille Calling all Middle Eastern performers! Learn about, perform, and dance to the Middle Eastern song, Uska Dara. The first part will be history; then we'll move into the lyrics, drum rhythm, melody, and dancing. Handouts, including sheet music, will be available for a fee. You can get the sheet music in advance from http://www.bellydancesheetmusic.com/.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 3 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent Valkyrie's Vinyasa Yoga Valkyrie Flow sequence of very athletic poses. Begins with a breathing exercise followed by yoga poses. Some prior yoga experience is a plus but not necessary. Bring a mat, towel, and water. Extra mats available but very limited. Be prepared to move and sweat!
08-06
18:00
4.0 Great Hall Opening Ceremonies King Kenric aet Essexe Opening ceremonies for the War.
08-06
19:00
1.0 A&S 3 Anglo-Saxon Otherworld Lady Arastorm The Anglo-Saxon world included the dead, elves, dwarves, etins, idisi, and later on saints and devils. We'll explore how this played out in daily life with protection charms, pagan carry-overs, and their understanding of the world around them.
08-06
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 A Quick Overview of Bookbinding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn This is a quick overview of the styles of bookbinding from the 4th to the 16th centuries using a slide presentation. A handout will be available for a donation. Several styles will be on hand for a book petting session at the end of the presentation.
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
19:00
3.0 Middle Eastern Tent The Friends Hafla at the Middle Eastern Tent Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis Dust off your doumbek, de-rust your riq, tune up your instrument and put on your finest Middle Eastern garb, it is time for the Friends Hafla! If you play it, bring it! All melodic instrumentalists and all drummers are welcome to play hafla standards together for all dancers! Sheet music will be available to borrow or purchase. Let's play standards like Uskudara, Lamma Bada, Shisheler, Istemem Babacim, Yeshilem, Hadouni, Misirlou, Mevlana, Bir Demet, Erev Shel Shoshanim...and many more. All dancers and observers welcome. Everyone is welcome to participate. Bring a chair, bring a light (no flame) and bring yourself!
08-06
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Open Field Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Towe Youth combatants are welcome to come enjoy pick-up bouts, instruction and just fun fights in the evening session on the youth combat lists.
08-06
19:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Psallite: Medieval Music for Everyone Pennsic Performing Arts Psallite performs troubadour songs, cantigas, motets, and other medieval music. All songs are sung in English, with vibrant translations written by Mistress Kasha. Featuring Mistress Kasha Alekseeva, Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska, and Master Aaron Drummond.
08-06
20:00
0.75 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8pm -8:45pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-06
20:30
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Night Tournament THL Magnus de Londres Try to cut glow sticks with axes. Age 18 and over only.
08-06
21:00
2.0 Dance Tent War Ball Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir The principals and their allies are all invited to defend their side, on the floor of battle! Come test your mettle in the biggest dance-off in the Known World! In addition to favorite dances to show off your prowess, there will be galliard and tassel-kicking competitions. The dancers go to war!
08-06
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi 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.
08-07
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-07
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Workout at War Lord Haroun ibn-Ditir A workout fitness class to keep your edge during war! Shake off your hangover and/or greet the day strong. For all fitness levels, taught by a NSAM-certified trainer. The class will focus on bodyweight exercises (no weights); core and conditioning. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that function well for movement. They need not be period, though it is encouraged just to stay in the spirit of things. We will be working out on bare ground, so bring a mat of any kind if you wish.
08-07
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #80) How to Make an Atlatl Dart THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-07
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Hand A Day: Secretary/Chancery Master Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza Aside from carefully written books, writing was often practical and personal. Learn a style of writing appropriate for letters, drafts, and charters.
08-07
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.
08-07
09:00
1.5 A&S 3 Bling Out Your Veils Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Basic veil beading. You will leave class with a working knowledge of how to do simple veil beading. All supplies and veil will be supplied. Other students may watch the class; there will be extra handouts. If you would like to attend, you can bring your own veil and beads, and take the class.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Small Blown Glass Vessels Mistress Beatrix Alfray This is an advanced glass class! This is a hands-on class for making small blown vessels, and includes building a base and adding handles. Requirements include the ability to build large discs, maintain critical heat in a larger structure and a solid knowledge of heat control while working in glass.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Drawn Work Handkerchief Make-and-Take Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck A hands-on, instructional class on drawn work, specifically the hemstitch, seen in German, Italian, and English Renaissance clothing and accessories. Participants will create their own handkerchief with a drawn work hem, and learn how to make more elaborate drawn work designs on their own. Materials available for 10 people, or bring your own medium-weight, white linen (12" x 12").
08-07
09:00
3.0 A&S 10 My Favorite Pennsic Market Basket Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya Students will be able to take home a sturdy, useful handmade basket. This is the basket I use for all my Pennsic (or any event) shopping.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 11 Gilding Food THL Martyn de Halliwell We'll cover gilding (and some painting) of period food, like marchpanes. Hands-on for first 12 students. Supplies included.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Otherworld Lady Arastorm The Anglo-Saxon world included the dead, elves, dwarves, etins, idisi, and later on saints and devils. We'll explore how this played out in daily life with protection charms, pagan carry-overs, and their understanding of the world around them.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Bouncy Dance Games for Squirrelly Children Mistress Felice Debbage Let's be squirrels! Or trolls! Or fairies! Bring your little ones for lively dance games designed to teach new moves while we have lots of fun. Silly parents are welcome as well! (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-07
09:00
4.0 Kilkenny (X-1 ) Soap-Making from Scratch Duke Gavin Kilkenny This class will be making soap by traditional methods, using lye from wood ash and animal fats. This will be a long class, probably hot, tiring and boring, but hopefully educational. Lye will be collected from wood ash, animal fats melted and saponified by adding lye to the liquified fat and stirred over heat, for as long as it takes to get the fat to saponify. Participants are welcome to come in and out through the course of the day (it will be a long, boring process) and those coming early are encouraged to bring any bacon grease or other leftover fats they may have to add to the cauldron.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Lady Maireot ine Woode Come and dance! Suitable for all levels, whether just beginning or brushing up. A few basic steps and styles, and of course the (available) history. Focus will be active. Warm-up, learn basic moves, learn how to walk and step, and learn a few of the dance styles that come from this region. Welcome to both sessions if you really want to practice.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapon Marshal Training: Part 1 THL Magnus de Londres Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a thrown weapons marshal. Parts 1 and 2 are required with on-the-range training and a written test on Friday.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Zil Patterns Beginner II Lady Jalida al Hassanah Build on zil patterns from "Zil Patterns for Beginners". Incorporate footwork and dance movement with your zilling.
08-07
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Master Robyn Solarius Shawms, sackbuts and curtals - oh my! The traditional gathering of loud instruments for group ensemble playing continues. Not for beginners. Bring music if you have any ensemble pieces you might like to try. Bring a chair.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal Time/Scribal Play Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-07
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Metalsmith Day Artisans Row This is the place for small metals and jewelry work, wire work, fabrication with nonferrous metals, hard soldering, gemstone setting and more. Bring your tools, some metal and have some fun in the company of others working with similar materials.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories like "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 A Guide to 16th-Century Spanish Sewing Terms Lady Elena de la Palma This class is a guide to what's what in late-period Spanish clothing, created for the non-Spanish speaker. Terms are (whenever possible) illustrated with images or clearly described. No knowledge of Spanish clothing or Spanish language needed!
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Stitching Temari: Kiku Pattern THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn to mark and stitch the classic kiku, or chrysanthemum pattern on a Japanese temari ball. We will start the ball in the class, and you'll learn the basics of the stitch, and finish it outside class. Kit is three colors of floss, ball base, and marking thread, or bring your own.
08-07
10:00
1.5 Bus Stop (Roman Rd/Great Eastern Hwy bus stop/Southern Loop. ) Pennsic Heraldic Walk - The Bog Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach Heraldry is gorgeous and can be found in silk, stone, wood, and glass. It sets us apart, one from the other and tells part of our story to the world. We'll find camps with beautiful display, discuss what it means, how it's used, and we'll leave tokens for the camps that impress us best. We will meet in the Bog. Wear comfortable foot wear, sun screen or bring an umbrella if needful. All well-behaved ages welcome!
08-07
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance for Beginners Lady Jane Milford Have you always wanted to learn to dance, but it all seemed so confusing? Come learn the basic steps of English Country Dance, and a few simple - but fun - dances! Come laugh, and learn and dance!
08-07
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
08-07
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp (usually N-01 on St. Lawrence Way) 16th-Century Limp Book Binding (Chain Stitch) Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn An all-day class on how to make a 16th-century limp vellum-covered book with decorative chain-stitched exposed spine. Some embroidery skills are required to do this decorative spine, but no prior bookbinding knowledge is required. All tools are loaned by the instructor, but students can bring at least three matching beads (no larger than 10mm) for the ties.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Allied Champions Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Rules to be determined by the Allied Crowns or representatives. Allied teams will supply any banners necessary for the battle.
08-07
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
08-07
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 theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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
08-07
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc's Ladies' Rapier Tourney Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne Ladies' Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
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
10:30
1.0 Main Battlefield Unbelted Champions Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Thirty unbelted fighters from each side will compete in a single open field melee. All holds are general and should be avoided if possible. The Kings of the East and Middle will not fight in this battle.
08-07
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-07
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the one War Point for each shoot.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Thy Name Is Woman: Men on Women under Elizabeth I Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and poetry of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
08-07
11:00
1.5 A&S 3 Beginner Arabic for Practical Use Tala al-Zahra You will learn to identify Arabic letters, construct simple words, and spot key words and phrases in period sources. We will discuss how to incorporate Arabic script into clothing, armor, camping gear, scrolls, banners, etc. Students will leave with period-appropriate Arabic words and phrases (with English translations) for that purpose. You will learn and practice SCA-friendly phrases that can be used at events and with friends. Students will also be given resources for faux-Arabic scripts, online Arabic keyboards, and websites for project ideas that incorporate Arabic script and motifs.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampwork Basics THL Hannah d'Avila Explore making lampwork beads. Class is hands-on. Wear natural fibers with hair back, closed-toe shoes, and loose fabric tied up.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic 14th-Century Tablet-Woven Edge Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy One method of finishing edges, particularly load-bearing ones, in the 14th century was to tablet-weave a cord and sew it onto the piece as you worked. This sounds far more intimidating than it really is, even if you haven't picked up a set of tablets heretofore.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Taking Your Research From Reenactment to Academia Lady Jane Milford Have you ever considered taking your SCA research and bringing it to the modern academic community? The path is not for the faint of heart, but this class will at least give you a map. Critical thinking skills to apply to your research will also be discussed.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Diet and Nutrition in Early British Populations Mistress Ragnveig Snorradottir An archaeology-based survey of foods consumed by the Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Scandinavian Vikings, and Celts, showing what can be learned about diet and nutrition in these populations from both artifacts recovered in excavation and the study of the skeletal remains of the people of Britain. Handout contains charts on plants and animals known from excavation and illustrations of diet-based skeletal conditions.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 THL Lucia Elena Braganza Entertainment for the people, by the people! Find out what a bardic circle is, etiquette, where to find material, and how to participate. We won't actually be performing, but we will play a game to give you an idea of how they work. Conveniently, there's the Least Intimidating Bardic Circle at 2 pm at the Runestone, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use!
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Tiny Stocking Lady Gudrun Thorvaldsdottir We will knit a small version of a period stocking. For experienced knitters; must know how to use double-pointed needles, increase and decrease, and pick-up stitches.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Scandalously Practical: Italian Drawers Lady Fortune St Keyne A delicate conversation about an indelicate subject: underwear. Several pairs of Renaissance Italian "trousers" are found in museums around the world. We'll discuss the origins of the garment, plus references in period and construction techniques using both period and modern patterning.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 17 SCA 101: Newcomers' Q&A Baroness Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomer's Q&A. We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Les Bouffons Mistress Felice Debbage Sword fighting + dance = awesome. We will learn verses 2, 4, and 6 of Arbeau's mock sword dance, Les Bouffons, in Session 1 and verses 1, 3, and 5 in Session 2. New students should plan to attend Session 1 as a prerequisite for Session 2. Students who want to attend Session 2 without having taken Session 1 should be familiar with the dance already, as we will not have time then to reteach.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Belted Champions Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This battle will consist of three melees with teams of seven belted fighters from each kingdom (East and Midrealm). The teams will be composed of fighters depending on how long ago they were elevated to the Chivalry. Team 1: 0 - 6 years Team 2: 6 - 12 years. Team 3: 12+ years The kings of the East and Midrealm will not fight in this battle. All holds are general and should be avoided if possible. The victor is the winner of two of the three melees.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent What Makes a Good TW Competition: Roundtable THL Magnus de Londres Open discussion of ideas on how to design and run a good Thrown Weapons competition.
08-07
11:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Crumhorn Consort Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Bring out your "buzzy" instruments and play through a set of 15th- and 16th-century pieces. Attendees will take home a packet of sheet music good for crumhorns and similar instruments; feel free to bring appropriate songs to share (in multiple copies, please). This intermediate-level session is geared towards players who are comfortable with sightreading on their instruments.
08-07
11:30
5.0 Great Hall Pennsic Arts & Science Display Lady Adele Lochlane Come and be part of the wondrous display of craftsmanship from the Known World! Pennsic 45 brings the 18th annual display of the talents and knowledge of the Known World's Artisans and Craftspeople. The variety and scope of work always create a most excellent spectacle of artistic talents and scientific skills. The display is not a competition. Bring your completed items, works-in-progress, research, and discussion material, so that you may share, inspire, and enrich our Society. See what others in your field are working on, discover a new passion, make new contacts and, most importantly, have fun!
08-07
11:30
1.0 Main Battlefield Heroic Champions of Arms Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This battle will be 10 singles bouts. Each team must include at least four unbelted fighters. Each team may include a maximum of three Allied fighters. The winner of two of the three previous champions' battles (Allied, Unbelted, and Belted) will be the first to choose a combatant. The other side will then choose a combatant. These choices shall alternate per bout for all 10 bouts. Unbelted fighters will be matched with another unbelted fighter unless agreed upon by TRM East and Middle. Double kills will be re-fought. Victory will be the winner of a majority of bouts.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Un-Squashed Bugs Lady Svea the Short-sighted The "squashed bug" style of book illumination is a late-period fashion designed to fool the eye into thinking that insects have landed on the page. In this hands-on class, we will look at some medieval examples from Books of Hours, then try to paint an equally convincing bug.
08-07
12:00
1.5 A&S 1 Beginner Beadweaving Kaylee Brightmoon Love jewelry? Now you can make it yourself! Learn to make a beautiful piece of beaded jewelry using a needle, thread, and easy beadweaving techniques. Kit provided.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry 100 Baron Yehuda ben Moshe An introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including becoming a herald, the organization of the SCA College of Arms, the submission process, and related topics.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Gearing Up for Youth Combat Lady Karrah the Mischievous This class will cover the basics for preparing for Youth Combat. We will cover the newest set of Society rules, as well as answer Kingdom-specific questions. Armor requirements will be discussed, as well as handouts with lists of places to find gear either at Pennsic merchants or in the Slippery Rock area. Weapons requirements will be discussed, and we will go over, step by step, how to build a proper weapon for Youth Combat. Materials will be provided to build one weapon, and building will be done step-by-step as a class. First come, first served for materials. This class is geared towards the parents or adult guardians of youth interested in fighting, but minors are also welcome to come.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Viking Age Clothing: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Birka, Damendorf, Eura, Hedeby, Mammen, Thorsbjerg, Viborg, and other finds.
08-07
12:00
2.0 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.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Multi-Coloured/Multi-Strand Naalbinding THL Eluned verch Angor This class is meant for experienced naalbinders. We will be discussing and practicing the techniques for continuous mutli-coloured, striped naalbinding that can be found in the Eura Luistari Grave 56 textile fragment and the Kaukolan Kekomäki fragment. Students should bring 3 different colours of fingering weight yarn and their favourite naalbinding needle. Some yarn and spare needles will be available as well. Instructor is right-handed. Limit of 15 students.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 So You Want to Be a Bard: Introduction to Bardic Lord Richard Wyn Some advice on getting started as a bard, from basic information to performance tips, and how to find places and pieces to perform.
08-07
12:00
3.0 A&S 10 It all Hinges on This - Let's Make Period Hinges! Lord Anton LaFlamme de Saint Aubin How to construct small hinges as done in period. These hinges can be used for jewelry or small boxes and other items. They will be constructed of flat sheets; students will learn how to draw tubing using wire drawing equipment. It helps if prospective students have basic soldering skills, but it is not a requirement. Class size limited to 15 students.
08-07
12:00
3.0 A&S 11 Beginning Pysanky Lady Muirgheall O'Riein Students will learn the history of the pysanka, as well as the techniques involved, and have the opportunity to create one of their own. The class is listed as 3 hours to allow plenty of time for writing the shells; it doesn't usually take that long.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Bizarre Religious Practices of the Middle Ages Master Alan Fairfax Medieval Europeans had some religious practices that were downright weird. However, even the most outlandish behaviors were honest attempts to find spiritual connections or improve the world. Learn a bit about the context of some of the strangest religious practices of the medieval period. Due to time, we'll focus on western Christianity.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 15 Courtesan Persona Roundtable Lady Fortune St Keyne Are you a courtesan? Do you want to be? We'll discuss the joys and pitfalls of the vocation as relates to our SCA life, and share resources. If you've ever wished for a persona support group, here it is.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Barony of Andlecrag (N07) Baklava in Turkish Period Cuisine Mistress Dame Hauviette d'Anjou After years of working with Turkish historical cuisine I have obtained a recipe from the 16th/17th century for baklava that has not been published in English to this day. This is not proto-baklava but baklava as we know it today. Available will be the recipe, some notes on its reconstruction, and an opportunity to learn how to roll yufka, the phillo dough of Turkey. Enjoy samples as you learn.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent Beginning and Intermediate English Country Dance Baroness Michaela de La Chesnaye Learn (or just practice) beginning (first hour) and intermediate (second hour) English Country dance. Don't have a clue? Don't have a partner? Not a problem; this class is taught by the Saltatoris Dance Guild so everyone is guaranteed a partner for personalized instruction.
08-07
12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (N20) Nine Days Wonder: Day 4 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour of Mack's Field (central Pennsic). Start location: Corner of Fosse Way & Chandler's Rd. (N20). Stop location: 3-way intersection of Chandler's Rd., Brewer's Rd., and High Rd. (E09)
08-07
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Melee Champions' Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This battle will consist of two open field melees. In the first melee 10 fighters from the East and 10 fighters from the Midrealm will compete. No allies are allowed in this first melee. In the second team, 10 fighters from the East’s allies and 10 fighters from the Midrealm’s allies will compete. Melees will be fought to the last man. If the score is tied after these first two melees, a third melee will be fought to break the tie. This melee will be 20 on 20. Combatants in this melee may have fought in either of the previous two melees. DFB is allowed in these melees.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Saidi Dance: From Start to Stage, Part 3 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Day Three: In this four-part series of classes, you will learn the basic movements of Saidi dance, how to manage a tahteeb or stick, learn a short choreography, and, for the daring among you, perform it at the 20th Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Exposition. If possible, bring a wooden dowel the length of your navel to the floor (3/4 inch round for ladies, 1 inch round for men). A limited number will be available for purchase. If you want to perform, please have a kaftan-style garment (full length t-tunic) and a hip sash.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Novelty Range Known World Baronial Archer Champions' Tourney Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Calling all baronial archer champions to join us for our Third 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. Barons/Baronesses are requested to come join, 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.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis Balkan Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Have fun with Balkan rhythm on your hand drums! Bring your frame drum, dumbek/darbuka, riq, or whatever! We will explore several rhythms including some odd-metered ones. Open to all levels.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. Five-part class. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a movement or two at the Known World Choirs Performance. Sponsored by the Known World Choir. Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 8/4, 4-5 pm; 8/5, 12-1 pm; 8/7, 12-1 pm; 8/9, AMPI, 3-4 pm (bring a chair); 8/10, 12-1 pm.
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1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent How to Teach Beginners to Throw THL Magnus de Londres For thrown weapons marshals and MITs, this course will show how to teach thrown weapons to someone who wants to learn how to throw. It will cover both an informal class and a formal class technique. This is a recommended class for MITs, but not required.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Echoes of the Dumbek Malik (Mark DeFilippo) Mark of Orluk Oasis will play a rhythm or phrase and the class repeats. Students may have a chance to "call" a phrase or rhythm if they wish.
08-07
12:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Fiore dei Liberi Longsword 101 Master Geoffrey Athos von Ulm Introduction to Master Fiore's longsword. We will cover his philosophy, foot work and posta of his longsword sections from his Flos Duellatorum.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Introduction to Old English Mistress Fiana of Clare A brief introduction to Old English language.
08-07
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1.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Heroic Champions' Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This battle will be 20 singles bouts. One side will put forth a combatant. The other side will then choose a combatant. The side to put forth the first combatant will be determined by a coin flip. These choices shall then alternate per bout for all 20 bouts. All of these pairings will be made prior to the battle. Victor will be the winner of a majority of bouts. In the case of a tie, there will be one final bout to determine the victor. These combatants may be drawn from those who have already fought in the battle. This pairing does not have to be made ahead of time. Cut and Thrust may be selected as a weapons form if both combatants in a pairing agree. No seated royals may compete in this battle.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 I Spy: Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Searching for ways to make your calligraphy look more “medieval"? Not sure why your letters don't look quite right? This class will show you how to analyze calligraphy and take your letters to the next level. Some calligraphy experience is helpful.
08-07
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 At a Loss for Words Baroness Ekaterina Volkova One of the biggest challenges for some kingdom scribes is coming up with wording for award scrolls. This class looks at ways of finding inspiration for scroll wording by using period documents and other sources.
08-07
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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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1.0 A&S 3 Elizabethan Embroidered Slips Mistress Medb ingen Dungaile Popular from the mid-16th to the mid-17th century, slips were embroidered motifs on canvas which were cut out and applied to various backing fabrics. Many of the surviving examples found today are of floral and plant motifs with many of the images having been copied or inspired by herbals, hence the use of the term 'slips.'
08-07
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2.0 A&S 4 Twisties and Stringers THL Hannah d'Avila Stringers are like fine-tip pencils, perfect to decorate your beads. Class will cover twisted cane. Wear natural fibers, closed-toe shoes, hair back.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-07
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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.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 9 Johannes Ockeghem: Pedant or Genius Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska In this class we’ll explore the life and work of Johannes Ockeghem. We will examine what the life of a typical 15th-century composer of polyphony was like, how Ockeghem was regarded during his lifetime and later, and look at his most important body of work, his Masses. In particular we’ll spend time on Missa Prolationum, and explain how the ingenious (or perhaps pedantic and unmusical) mensural canons work.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 13 Royal Court: Fun From Both Sides Lord Dmitrii Zhirov A discussion of the ways attendees, heralds, and other participants can make Court more enjoyable for everyone. Taught from a Midrealm perspective, but perspectives from other Kingdoms are encouraged - the instructor loves inter-kingdom anthropology!
08-07
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2.0 A&S 15 Pelican and Protégé Meet Up Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa This is a time for Pelicans and protégés to meet others from across the Known World! A variety of topics will be discussed. Please join us!
08-07
13:00
3.0 A&S 17 Newcomers' Social Baroness Desiderata Drake New to the SCA? Is this one of your first events? Come join us for some light refreshments and get to know our Chatelaines and other newcomers in this casual venue.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Barony of Stierbach Camp (N21) Judging and Preparing Raw Fleeces Lady Freug the Herbalist We will be looking at a multitude of sheep, goat and camelid breeds for their fleeces and how to judge them in raw state. How to look at a fleece for quality, use, color ranges, as well as beginning breeds and fleeces for the hand spinner, comparing fleeces of the same breeds, washing and carding, spinning "in the grease" and the advantages/disadvantages of leaving a fleece with lanolin. This will be a HANDS-ON CLASS! Come in your old clothing and be prepared to get dirty & wet. We will be providing gloves for those who might have sensitivities to lanolin/raw fleeces. Feel free to bring your spindles/wheels, your personal carders, to try spinning in the grease as well.
08-07
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1.5 Games Tent Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess) for Beginners THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A class in how to play Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess). History, rules, and time left for students to play afterwards.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Main Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-07
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Arabic Hip Movements Baroness Simone Marie Fornneau A study of various shimmies, slides and circles from a Syrian Classic Oriental Dance perspective, taught by Baroness Simone. A beginning knowledge of Middle Eastern Dance is appreciated
08-07
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music with Director Emeritus Erlan Nordenskald of the Known World Choir. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/11, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-07
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Rapier Bear Pit Tourney Lord Velvet Nothing fancy here: a classic bear bit tourney. Three passes, winner stays, three fights maximum. Every skill level welcome. Bring your best, and fight until you can't fight any more. Prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. If you've ever felt like you didn't get enough fencing in at Pennsic, here's your answer.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6 and 12. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-07
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.
08-07
13:30
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons for the Physically Challenged THL Magnus de Londres Most physical limitations are not a barrier to this martial art. Please join us and learn how to work with people with limitations.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Developing a Flourished Hand by Bocskay THL Kieran MacRae Learn how to recreate a very ornate hand developed by Georg Bocskay based on folio 82 in the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta. Students will have a chance to create their own examples.
08-07
14:00
3.0 Amphitheater Runestone Bardic Circle Practice - Alternate Site Pennsic Performing Arts (Amphitheater hold for "Runestone Bardic Circle Practice" in case of weather - see class for details.)
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 History of Korean Ceramics Dorothy Overview of history of ceramic ware produced on the Korean peninsula with focus on celadon and buncheong ware.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 2 Resources for In-Period (Documentable!) Names Lady Muirenn ingen Dunadaig Not yet chosen an SCA name? Don't know where to look for ideas? Online resources are available to help you research an in-period, documentable name.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Look Like You Stepped Out of a Manuscript Lady Abigail Kelhoge Learn how to construct an outfit by focusing on one primary source. This is a very good way to maintain a cohesive and complete look to your wardrobe, and the same principles can be applied to your whole kit.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Fun with Interkingdom Anthropology Master Liam St. Liam How do you do things in your kingdom? Tell us, and we'll tell you how we do it in ours. Trust us, we will all learn a lot. If you have ever traveled in the SCA, you know things can be very different from kingdom to kingdom. Even though we have a lot in common, we have differences, too. Let's talk about them.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Spinning 101 Lady Katheryne of Krings Keep Learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle. Class will include instruction on making and using a low-whorl drop spindle.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Interrogating Your Museum Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot It's time to get more out of your museum. Find out what to ask, who to ask, and what to do with the answers once you have them.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 9 Embellishing 16th-Century Music Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Getting bored playing for dancing? Then come learn how to jazz up your playing in a period style! This class is on adding ornaments, or extra notes, and is especially good for dance music, but applies to all 16th century. Helpful handout based on period treatises. Bring an instrument or your voice.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 From Underwear to Gutenberg Lady Naomi bat Avraham Why did it take until the second half of the 15th century for moveable type printing to be developed? A number of technological, sociological, and fashion changes all converged to make moveable type printing not only possible, but necessary. This class will trace those changes and explain how underwear ultimately led to the printing revolution.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 13 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles This class focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 16th-Century Italian Mistress Serafina Alamanni Never danced before? No problem! We'll start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple late 16th-century Italian dances.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intermediate Middle Eastern Dance Combos Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Kamiilah is the fearless leader of modern dance troupe RockaBelly, and is ready to share her sassy lead-and-follow combos with all of you! If we have time, we will also learn zill patterns specific to the movements.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 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
08-07
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!
08-07
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Runestone Bardic Circle Practice - Runestone Park Pennsic Performing Arts Bardic Safe Zone! (Formally known as "The Peerless Bardic Circle - the Tradition Continues") Welcome, first timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, and all seeking to enjoy an un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! We invite all those new and exploring the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels including apprentices, journeymen, and also anyone who may want to come listen and enjoy the gathering in the shade of the park near the Runestone. A few disguised Peers have been known to sneak in. Alternate rain site at the Amphitheater. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class in AS 9, Sunday, 8/7, at 11 am.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Medieval Instrument Petting Zoo Lady Marion Quyn New to SCA music? Visit some of the medieval instruments we've captured! Learn how to recognize a crumhorn in the wild. Hear the call of the cornu.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Building Scrolls Without a Book of Hours Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot What? No Book of Hours? Yes! Learn how to use period artwork to build scrolls and break into a new area of creativity.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Practical Sheath Making Æðelwald Bald So you bought a knife at market place but it didn't come with a sheath? I can show you how to make several simple leather sheaths.
08-07
15:00
3.0 A&S 4 Animorphic Beads Mistress Beatrix Alfray This is an Intermediate Level Class-A brief overview of animal beads in history and a hands-on guide to making them.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 History of Venetian Carnivale Masks Lady Isabetta Orsini A look at the history and laws concerning the masks worn during Carnival time in Venice in period.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Baltic Wire Weaving Mistress Serafina Alamanni This will be a hands-on introduction to Baltic, or "Viking," wire weaving techniques for making jewelry and trim. There will be a discussion of the history of wire-woven chains as well as examples of different patterns and historical finds.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 Book Lovers' Tea Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Please bring your favorite book(s) to discuss. Books with medieval themes and topics are encouraged but not required. Bring paper and pencil to jot down new authors to check out. Iced tea, water and treats will be provided.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-07
15:00
2.5 A&S 10 Horn Carving Lord Valdis of Gotland Horn carving demo with some hands-on. Limited tools, so please bring your own if you have a blade 2-4 inches long and very sharp. We will cover horn selection, layout, stop cuts with modern and period tools, working the horn, finishes and FDA food grade treatment. Age 18 and older as we will be working with very sharp tools...bring bandaids.
08-07
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.
08-07
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.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 15 A&S Competitions for Organizers, Part 1 of 3 Mistress Amy Webbe We’ll be talking about how A&S competition organizers can create better experiences for judges and for entrants. Discussion will cover ideas on how to plan better activities as well as how to work with judges and entrants to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Judges" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
15:00
3.0 Blue List Known World Novice Championship Baron Dankwert Bathory Fighters from all over the Known World, with two years or less experience since their primary authorization, test their skills against each other.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dance for Beginners Master Philip White This class focuses on 15th-century Italian dances, specifically those suited for beginning dancers. These choreographies are also perfect for smaller and odd numbers at practice. All are welcome, especially beginners, but a familiarity with 15th-century Italian dance steps (or really any kind of dance) and choreography will make the class easier. We will learn as many dances as time permits but we may not get through all in the handout. Expect these to be fun, quirky dances that you can pick up and remember.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-07
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work started in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-07
15:00
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Undulation Nation Val Complex and layered undulation patterns for belly dancers. I guarantee you will learn something new and exciting. Please have mastered basic undulations. We will learn the class's choice of horizontal, diagonal, spiral, circular or other undulation patterns and fabulous new undulation combinations.
08-07
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing We And Chant It: Madrigal and A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Meet-and-greet optional practice session for audience participation, "Sing We and Chant It VI", Madrigal, Part Song, and A Capella Jam, Monday, 8/8, at 6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own copy. (Optional: folder of music available for material fee.) Hosts: Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, THL Lorelei Skye, Professor Pieter van Doorn 2016 current song list available here. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the mix! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o3qDzNt4mNvigshaX_2h6LsJlAgzUhxxjW09ejqONjA/edit?usp=sharing
08-07
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-07
15:00
2.0 South Battlefield Siege Inspections Lord Richard le Hauke Inspection time for siege weapons to be used during battles.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Turkish Split-Finger Drum Workshop Masarrah bint Ma'mun Turkish split-finger technique for those who already have experience with doumbek/darbuka. Day 1: Left hand splits and new ways of producing familiar rhythms. Day 2: Right hand splits and interlace rolls. Day 3: Opening the possibilities and a fun Turkish rhythm -- Kerfes.
08-07
15:00
3.0 White List Empire of the Sun Battle Lord Ryouko'jin of Iron Skies Japanese tournament and battle.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-07
15:30
1.0 A&S 9 Bagpiping History Baroness Margaret Cochrane The bagpipes are associated with Scotland, but historically, they were played all over Europe and the Near East. Learn about the different types of bagpipes played throughout history, and the evolution of various instruments, including various flutes, shawms, and several modern instruments. There will be a discussion of how to make simple reed flutes, if desired. There will not be a practicum portion of this class.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Illumination: It's Not That Scary Lady Triona MacCasky This class is for the absolute beginner or someone who has thought about doing illumination but thought it was too hard. I'll show the tricks I've learned to create Celtic knots, simple vine work and other resources I've found to get you started in illumination. Please bring a mechanical pencil and an eraser.
08-07
16:00
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.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Basic Name Documentation Lady Seraphina Delfino This class is for heralds and non heralds. The class will review the basic methods of documenting a name for submission. There will be tips and tricks to make it easy to document a name.
08-07
16:00
1.5 A&S 3 Developing Your Japanese Persona Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Designed to take an individual through the process of building and fully developing any Japanese persona. Focuses on thinking through back story to add realism to one's SCA identity. Good for newcomers and old hands alike.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Trans, Intersex, and Third Gender in the SCA Lord AjaxDraco Trans, Intersex and Third Gender in the SCA will be a two-part class. The first part defines gender diversity terms and explore sex and gender minorities in both modern and historical perspectives. Then we focus on how the inclusion of minority groups can help with recruitment and retention in the Society. The second part will be a roundtable discussion of the themes and ideas presented in the first section.
08-07
16:00
1.5 A&S 6 Dining With: Hands-On Culinary Anthropology Lady Kathryn Perry An in-depth discussion on how to form a cohesive group dedicated to producing a period-specific feast, including pitfalls and benefits. Includes discussion of research methodology, cooking techniques, and the discovery process involved in creating food that people really want to eat.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-07
16:00
1.5 A&S 13 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. Additional information on a CD will be available for $5.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 15 European Table Manners Master Dani of the Seven Wells Table manners in a world of shared dishes and no forks. How to eat, where to sit, how to serve.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Cascarde: Brought to You by the Letter G Mistress Alina of Foxwood Two Cascarde, fun and lively Italian dances, from Caroso's Il Ballarino: Giunto M'Ha Amore and Gloria d'Amore. If you already know and love Gracca Amorosa, you'll enjoy these too. If not, come see what you've been missing! Familiarity with 16th-century Italian is steps is helpful.
08-07
16:00
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.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth) Glass Gilding: Verre Églomisé Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Glass gilding, or verre églomisé, used in Roman antiquity, reached great popularity in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was often incorporated into reliquaries, furniture, and objects d'art. Participants will create a small verre églomisé work using the églomisé water gilding technique.
08-07
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-07
16:00
0.75 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms Ali Al-Azeem Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-07
17:00
1.5 Archery Tent Target Archery Marshals' Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will a target archery marshals' meeting in the Marshals' Tent on the Archery Range on Friday, August 5th, at 5 pm. There will also be an archery marshals' meeting on Sunday, August 7th, at 5 pm, for all those marshals who did not or could not make the meeting on Friday.
08-07
17:00
2.0 A&S 1 The Renaissance Barber-Surgeon Master Michael Graham The instructor will use reproduction medical tools and facsimile texts to explain medical and surgical techniques and the role of the Barber-Surgeon.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 2 Healthy Projection and Professional Presentation THL Martyn de Halliwell Discussion of breathing, resonance and acoustics for the active voice herald, landed baron(ess), story teller, or singer from an opera singer's perspective, with a lecture followed by a masterclass-style session with any willing participants.
08-07
17:00
1.25 A&S 5 Trans, Intersex, and Third Gender in History Lord AjaxDraco We will build upon the themes introduced in Trans, Intersex and Third Gender in the SCA. This class will explore in-depth sex/gender minority groups focusing on but not limited to viragos, eunuchs, and the "trans saint" motif.
08-07
17:00
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.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Everyday Life in Shakespeare's England Lady Ursula Mortimer Exactly what it says on the tin. London life will be the central focus, and the experience of a range of social classes will be addressed.
08-07
17:00
1.5 A&S 15 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona Lady Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Mercantia THL Darius the Dancer A neat dance for three lords and one lady. Merchants try to win her hand / woo her while her lord is away. Intermediate. Expert level dance due to tempo and time signature changes. But if you are feeling brave and have danced 15th-century Italian, I welcome you to join us!
08-07
17:00
2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Lt General for more details.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Line Dances Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Come and learn Middle Eastern line dances!
08-07
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Collegium Musicum Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Advanced reading and playing session for Renaissance instruments, to include brass, strings, wind (soft, semi and loud) in a consort-style setting. Music will be available in June for download from the Known World Choir website. This is not a class for beginning players. Bring music stand.
08-07
17:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Magyar Tales Pennsic Performing Arts Join Zsof into the world of the Magyar (Hungarians) with a telling of their tales. She will tell of ghosts, vampires, battles, and the strength of her people.
08-07
17:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent A Little Knight Music Pennsic Performing Arts M. Rosalind Jehanne and M. John Lyttleton present songs of chivalry, humor, and nobility, accompanied by good friends. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Open Torch THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh During any unused class time, torches, tools and glass will be made available to experienced lampworkers for open torch time.
08-07
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent Valkyrie's Vinyasa Yoga Valkyrie Flow sequence of very athletic poses. Begins with a breathing exercise followed by yoga poses. Some prior yoga experience is a plus but not necessary. Bring a mat, towel, and water. Extra mats available but very limited. Be prepared to move and sweat!
08-07
18:00
4.0 South Battlefield Combat of the Thirty Mistress Ysemay Sterlyng This is a 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blows scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. Armour must be a reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-C harness, and weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-C kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, polearms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7', daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are "captured" during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the CotT begins.
08-07
18:30
4.0 North Battlefield Atlatl Battle THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson This will be an Atlatl battle on the battlefield near the castle.
08-07
19:00
1.0 A&S 1 16th-Century Embroidery Pattern Books Mistress Ose Silverhair In the fall 2015, the Met Museum exhibited their extensive collection of 16th-century pattern books, along with period laces and embroideries created from the patterns. I will show my photos of the exhibit and we can discuss the significance of the books for the history of embroidery and lace making. Handout will include a few sample patterns. I'm not an expert, just inspired by this incredible resource, so please share what you know, too.
08-07
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Workers Meet 'n Greet THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh Calling all glass workers! Join us for a few hours of fun at this year's Meet 'n Greet. Catch up with old friends and make new ones! We will have snacks and maybe even some fun games with some prizes to win! We would also encourage you to bring some small tokens, and maybe even some little cards with your contact information to share with others. We look forward to seeing you!
08-07
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.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Blue List Æthelmearc Tag Team Tournament Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Towe The tourney format is as follows: 1.Each team will be comprised of one youth combat authorized fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and 1 adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. No exceptions!! 2. The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. 3. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member.(Winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point.) Then, the adult members of those teams will fight each other. (The winner gets 1, point loser gets 0.) At the end of the round, points are combined for a total for that round. 4. The highest scores in each pool will be run through a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round. 5.The team with highest points in each division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division. *** There will be no adult vs. youth combat during this tourney. This rule will be strictly enforced. Penalties may include loss of authorization for fighters and loss of warrant for any marshal encouraging such combat.
08-07
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.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List A Night with Knights Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Towe We invite members of the Chivalry of all kingdoms to come share your expertise on the Youth Combat field. Sparring between adults and youths will be allowed only under these special training conditions. All weapons, calibration, and conventions will be as per Pennsic Youth Combat Rules. Youth fighters, invite a Knight or Master of Arms from your group, kingdom, camp, or household to come along!
08-07
20:00
1.0 A&S 3 Known World Youth Combat Meet and Greet Master Nyilas Kazmer An informal get-together with the Society Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat. Get the latest updates, meet other youth marshals, and ask questions.
08-07
20:00
3.0 Great Hall Beginner's Ball Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir The perfect ball for people eager to dance but still learning. Never danced? Not a problem! Have you been meaning to learn but never made a class? That’s okay! Maybe you’d like to take your partner out onto the floor? You’re both welcome! For the Beginner’s Ball we teach all of the dances and everyone is welcome. No partner is needed. You are encouraged to bring your friends! The more the merrier!
08-07
20:00
2.0 Holt Heroetus (W01) Known World Siege Marshal Social THL Diccon de Reinport To promote convivial dialogue amongst the various groups of siege marshals in the Known World, THL Diccon de Reinport is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Known World Siege Marshal Social to be hosted at the Holt Heroetus encampment at Pennsic War 45. Please join us for informal discussions about siege combat and marshaling and any other topics of interest.
08-07
20:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Guedra: North African Trance Dance Lady Kharajin of Turku Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. New information this year, as Mistress Jadi Fatima joins us. 30-45 minutes instruction (men welcome during instruction only) followed by performance of Guedra. Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant; no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-07
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Aénor d'Anjou Pennsic Performing Arts For over 25 years these loopy Laurels have been making musical magic with their mix of medieval melodies, buffoonish ballads, terpsichorean tirades and sundry other songs for SCA folk. Join in the fun for their annual Pennsic concert!
08-07
20:30
2.5 Æthelmearc Royal Celebration of Life: Countess Aidan ní Leir Duchess Melisande de Belvoir By the grace of Their Majesties, we will gather in Æthelmearc Royal at 8:30 pm on Sunday, 7 August, to remember Countess Aidan, OR, OL, OP, etc., and the many contributions she made to the East, Æthelmearc, and the Society. We call for all her many friends to join us for a drink (or two) and light refreshments.
08-07
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.
08-08
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 3 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-08
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-08
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #80) How to Make an Atlatl Dart THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-08
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Rotunda Minuscule Mistress Alicia Langland Need to learn a late-period Italian script for those MoD scrolls? Today, students will use a calligraphy marker to learn the techniques needed to write the lower-case letters successfully; tomorrow's class will focus on the capitals. Specialty nibs will be available for purchase for those wishing to try an unusual variation.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is an hour to sit and play with period pigments. I will have my extensive palette, brushes, pergamenata and Bristol board, plus some pre-printed designs on card stock for those who wish to see what it is all about, and try using the “real thing.” I will be glad to field questions as we paint. Handout on CD, optional. Sample palettes, $20 each, limited quantities, optional.
08-08
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.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Construction and history of this embroidered wall hanging from 1066, including hints and tips for making your own tapestry.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Bridging the SCA Generation Gap Baroness Helena Mützhasenin Newcomers and veterans can learn from each other to make our Society better. Learn how one Barony became more welcoming and grew by leaps and bounds.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampwork Basics THL Hannah d'Avila Explore making lampwork beads. Class is hands-on. Wear natural fibers with hair back, closed-toe shoes, and loose fabric tied up.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Equestrian Research Sources Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class will focus on the sources available to the researcher concerning equestrian arts and equipment used in the Middle Ages. The emphasis is on locating sources for documentation of projects and as a guide to creating your own equestrian related pieces. The last part of the class will feature a roundtable discussion of favorite sources of participants.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Roses, Part 1: Then and Now Lord Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 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!
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 9 So What Is This Research Thing Anyway? Lady Jane Milford Are you new to the SCA, or just new to research? Do you know what you want to research, or maybe not know at all? This class will get you started on a path right for you. The class will be individualized by the attendees' interests. Participation will be encouraged. Research is fun! Let's start your research path together! Please bring your own notebook and pen to bring home your brainstorms.
08-08
09:00
3.0 A&S 10 How to Make and Use Stencils for Printing Garb Countess Brigit of Mercia We will make stencils for printing textiles: garb, banners, walls, tabards, floor cloths, etc., and we will print with them. Students will need to bring some design ideas already printed out. Keep it simple as you will be cutting it out with your scissors and/or a razor knife. This class is not child-friendly. Extensive materials list. Please join Facebook group: Printed Textile Classes for Pennsic 45.
08-08
09:00
2.5 A&S 11 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca Open to children ages 3-18 years old. 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. Please note: an adult may be required to help with the craft.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Off-Grid Solutions for Disability Support Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Off-grid power solutions: class and discussion. Please bring a power adapter or clear picture. Solutions for specific needs will be created.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 How to Carve a Viking Horse Master Nigellus leHaie Learn the basics of whittling by making a Viking toy horse in the Trondheim style. We will also discuss Viking tools, techniques and sharpening. All tools and materials will be provided. Warning! Very sharp knives are involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Why Never to Make a Bargin with Loki Sarah Barringer An analysis of Loki's silver-tongued bargains and bedevilry as expressed in the Poetic and Prose Eddas.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Bouncy Children's Dances Lady Sally Wrenne You're never too young to be welcome in the dance tent. Come play and learn with a variety of energetic dances for all ages.
08-08
09:00
1.0 General Archery 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), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times 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.
08-08
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.
08-08
09:00
2.0 Little Dragon's Hoard (214) Coal and Charcoal for Forging Master Solvarr Hammarson A review of my experiments with charcoal manufacture and the pros and cons of each fuel.
08-08
09:00
0.75 Middle Eastern Tent Rajasthani for Performance Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Any gender, ages 4 (with parent) to 100, come learn a dance to a song from India. Bring two scarves or one large skirt if you can. We will perform at the Expo or a hafla! Come have fun!
08-08
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 Charity Tournament Mistress Alyna of the Ilex The Freescholars of Atlantia invite you to participate in the 11th annual Freescholar Charity Tournament. A donation ($5 recommended) secures your place in this contest. The format will be triple elimination, with progressive weapons forms following Atlantian rapier conventions. Combatants start first with single sword. Upon taking a loss, the combatant may take up a defensive secondary. Upon taking a second loss, the combatant may take up an offensive secondary. All proceeds will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This is a cause very close to the heart of one of our own.
08-08
09:00
7.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace Throw Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Open to everyone able to throw. A round consists of 3 throws each of axe, knife and spear at hard targets. You will be permitted to throw 4 rounds throughout the days the competition is open or all within a single day. There will be a special range set-up just for this competition. Scoring will be a simple 3-­2-­1 system. If you stick, you get points.
08-08
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapon Marshal Training: Part 2 THL Magnus de Londres Learn kingdom rules to be a thrown weapons marshal. Parts 1 and 2 are required with on-the-range training and a written test on Friday.
08-08
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Brass Band: Drop-In Playing Master Robyn Solarius Sackbut and cornetto drop-in playing. Tired of all of those crazy loud double reeds? Enjoy some sublime brass-only ensemble playing. High pitch sackbuts (alto) especially welcome. Bring music if you have any you would like to try. Bring a chair (maybe). Not for beginners!
08-08
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 So You Think You Might Want to Scribe? Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is a light introduction to the scribal arts with some practical exercises. Designed for those who have an interest in exploring the scribal arts but find it intimidating to approach. You will not feel intimidated after an hour with me! Come find out about the fun side of calligraphy and Illumination. Handout on CD, optional.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-08
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Poetry Day Artisans Row Knowne World Poetry Competition. Demonstrations of styles of poetry used within our time period.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Drop Spinning 101 Baroness Catherine of deva Want to learn to drop spin or have had a hard time picking it up? Come and learn using a high whorl spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. Spindles can be purchased for $3.00.
08-08
10:00
1.5 A&S 3 Sexy, Silly, Scheming Saints Lady Katherine Ashewode Slept through Sunday school? Think saints' lives are boring? Think again! In this class, we'll explore saint stories from the medieval bestseller, The Golden Legend, that would fit right in on prime time TV. (Some themes not appropriate for children.)
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report. A discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook. Includes NMS/AMD.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 Introduction to Shoemaking Master Seamus We will discuss the tools, materials and techniques necessary to make the simple turnshoe (#99) from "Shoes and Pattens."
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Roses, Part 2: How to Grow Period Roses Lord Manus MacDhai We will discuss how to plant and grow varieties of period roses. I will cover where to find period varieties, how to plant and care for them, what to do about pests (both insect and diseases), and, if there is time, propagating rose plants.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Period Patterns: 16th-Century Tailoring Books Lady Elena de la Palma Juan de Alcega and other master tailors of the 16th century produced tailoring books rich with detailed instructions and complete patterns. These were widely used to construct garments of the time, and they can help us improve our garment construction today. Will cover patterns for both men's and women's clothing!
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Pulling the Teeth out of Stage Fright THL Lucia Elena Braganza The vast majority of us experience some level of stage fright or performance anxiety, whether it's in a bardic space, or the CEO's office. We'll pin down this ugly-muggly monster, dissect some of the elements of anxiety, wrestle our most common buggaboos into the daylight, and practice some spook-busting techniques. Focused on Bardic Arts, but applicable to all performances.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 13 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.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Cynnabar (WO2) Make It / Take It: Small Flat Splint Basket Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Learn to make a small square basket out of flat reed splints.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance for Three Couples Lady Cecilia della Rosa Come to the dance tent to learn intermediate dances Stingo, Chestnut and Burley Mariners. Dancers of all levels are welcome.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Laugh and Lie Down THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A simple trick-taking card game played with a tarot deck, fun for children and adults.
08-08
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New just last year, students will build a small Coptic sketch book with wood covers and exposed spine using techniques used in Egypt in the 4th to 8th centuries. The beauty of this book is that it can lie flat for sketching or note-taking.
08-08
10:00
2.5 Main Battlefield MOAB Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This battle will consist of 3 field segments plus the castle. The field segments will include a mountain pass, a town, and a wall. The attacking army will start at the entrance to the mountain pass. The defending army may divide their forces anywhere within the three field segments at the start of the battle. The attacking army will have unlimited resurrections. The defending army will have one life outside the castle and one life inside the castle. When killed outside the castle, a defender should move to the castle. Attacker resurrections will take place at the entrance to the mountain pass. Attacker resurrections will be spontaneous. Once the castle is captured (i.e., the last defender killed), the sides will flip and run the scenario again. The victor in the battle is the side which captures all four zones in the least amount of time. The attacking force must proceed through the mountain pass, then through the town and then through the wall. There will be no time stoppage before proceeding from one field segment to the next. Attackers do not have to kill all defenders in a segment before proceeding to the next field segment. All field segments have to be captured (i.e., all defenders killed) before attacking the castle. After all defenders are killed in the field segments, there will be a 10-minute break before the castle segment begins. Attacking siege weapons may be set up inside the mountain areas. Siege placed in these areas may be targeted by defending siege weapons and may be moved out of these areas as desired. Siege weapons set up in this area may not attack defending troops in the mountain pass. They may start attacking the town as soon as defending troops in the town are engaged by attacking troops. In the town, attacking siege weapons may move up to the northern edge of the northernmost row of buildings. In the town, combat archers may not fire over the walls of the buildings but may fire through the doorways. At the wall, combat archers may not fire over the wall but may fire through the openings. Siege may fire over the wall. If destroyed, attacking siege weapons must get a combat inspection before they may resume firing. Defending siege weapons may be placed in the town or behind the wall at the beginning of the battle. If destroyed, they may be moved off of the field into the castle for the castle segment. Gleaning of siege ammo is allowed for both the attackers and defenders. On the castle wall there will be three siege targets. The target on the left will be used for the left side of the castle. The target in the center will be used for the gate. The target on the right will be used for the right side of the castle. The targets must be struck three times to be considered destroyed. Destroyed targets will be lowered or removed. Attackers may not cross the road until at least one of the siege targets has been destroyed. Attackers may not pass the front edge of the castle in a given area before the siege target for that area has been destroyed. Defenders may leave the castle in an area to harry or harass attackers once the siege target for that area has been destroyed. Defending combat archers and siege may fire on the attacking army as soon as the castle segment beings. Defenders may not cross the road during the castle segment. Attacking siege engines will be set up across the road from the castle. Defending siege may be set up in the castle during the break. There will be a no-fly zone for CA and siege on the east side of the castle as determined by the marshals. All holds during this battle are general. The clock stops during holds. Start time: 10 am. Time limit: None, battle is run twice. Resurrection: Attackers have unlimited resurrection. Defenders have one life outside castle and one inside. Combat archery: Yes. Siege weapons: Yes
08-08
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
08-08
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 theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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
08-08
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 4 I.33 Training and Slow Play Session THL Philipp Reimer vonWolfenbüttel Run by an avid practitioner of I.33 and disciple of the discipline of slow-play fencing, this workshop will breakdown the fundamental assumptions of I.33 sword and buckler fencing, explore a number of partner drills, and conclude with slow-play session designed to apply the art in a safe and inspiring manner. Fencing gear, a buckler (approx 14" max) and an arming sword (approx 32" max) are the suggested equipment, but some loaner gear will be provided.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres Learn to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-08
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!
08-08
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-08
11:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Abbreviations Practicum Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton Abbreviations were extensively used in medieval Latin texts, particularly in charters and books. Learn the principles of abbreviation and then apply them by copying actual texts in Latin and English (no knowledge of Latin required). We will also talk about the approaches to large-scale scribal projects such as books. Skill level: Intermediate to advanced. You should have a good working knowledge of Gothic script(s). Bring your own pens and paper; some limited supplies will be available to borrow.
08-08
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2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the one War Point for each shoot.
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2.0 A&S 4 Recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads Mistress 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 hope 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. The number of people who can make beads during the second half of the class will depend on the number of torches available in the hot glass tent. Those who wish to make beads should (at the very least) be comfortable making 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.
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1.0 A&S 5 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.
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1.0 A&S 7 From Queen Teuta of Illyria to Grainne Ni Mhaille Lady Hermina De Pagan This class will explore the rich history of women in piracy. Why they took to the sea and how they shaped their own stories.
08-08
11:00
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.
08-08
11:00
2.0 A&S 9 The SCA's Greatest Hits Master Liam St. Liam An overview of some of the most popular songs and singers in the SCA available on CD or as downloads. Artists will incude Heather Dale, John Inchingham, Hector of the Black Height, Ken Theriot, Lisa Theriot, Lorelei Skye, Efenwealt Whystle, Baldwin of Erebor, Aneleda Falconbridge and a host of Calontiri. There will be others, too. (Two hours, but you'll get a lot if you can just stay one hour.)
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11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palmistry Dr Henry Best History, theory, and practice of one of the most ancient of divinatory arts, palm reading. Learn to read the secrets of a soul, writ upon the hand for only the wise to see. This is a hands-on class where you will actually read each others' palms.
08-08
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2.0 A&S 15 Early Period Irish Roundtable Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc An informal roundtable for anyone interested in pre-Norman Ireland. Show off projects and bring your favorite research resources. Come discuss any aspect of early period Ireland that strikes your fancy and meet some people whose eyes won't glaze over when you talk about it.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 17 New to the SCA? A Class on the Basics Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Are you new to the Society, or have you only gone to a few events? Still confused about what there is to do and what we are about? Learn about what essentials you should have for an event, basic customs and protocol, how to get involved, persona and heraldry, as well as much more. Come with questions or sit and listen. We promise you will learn a lot!
08-08
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Belicha Lord Maurin Lessault Belicha is an original choreography by Mistress Rosina del Bosco Chiaro, approximating the style of Italian dance from ca. 1400.
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2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf and its use in illuminations. Class focuses on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn methods for application of glue, and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems! Students will create a small gilded sample on parchment and paper. All materials included.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-08
11:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Double-Reed Musical Instruments: Loud and Soft Master Remus Fletcher Have you ever wondered about period woodwinds other than then recorders? Double-reed instruments come in several flavors: loud or soft, windcapped or open reeds. What is better: a natural or synthetic reed? Learn a little about the care and feeding of the crumhorn, cornamuse, kortholt, shawm and Rauschpfeife. A limited number of instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Very Basic Naalbinding THL Ibrahim al-Rashid Introduction to naalbinding for those with no prior experience. Naalbinding is a craft which creates a stretchy fabric by using a large sewing needle and yarn. This predates knitting and is found in a variety of medieval cultures. I will demonstrate a simple naalbinding stitch (Oslo stitch) and discuss the basic techniques.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Device Design THL Fiora Valori This class will teach you how to draw and design your (or a client's) device or badge for submission. We will go over the Core Style rules from SENA and learn how to avoid redraw returns.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire-wrapped jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Note: Class does not include wrapping a stone or bead. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Twelve Plants through the Ages Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Galen to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 6 Memento Mori: Death Becomes Her THL Gwenllian Bengrych fetch Rhys Memento Mori Series, Part 1: In-depth look at the death culture during 1300 - 1500 based on the study of The Danse Macabre des Femmes, fr. 995.
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12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Dining with the Sultan: 15/16th-C. Ottoman Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya A look at the development of Ottoman cuisine from Central Asia to the Empire. Includes food available to all in the marketplace, with a particular focus on palace dishes of the 15th and 16th centuries. Handout has some recipes from the circa 1430 manuscript by Mehmet bin Mâhmud Shirvânî
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3.0 A&S 8 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools Master Gunnarr Alfljot Silversmithing on a budget. Survey and demonstration of tools for use with nonferrous metals. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class; you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-08
12:00
4.0 A&S 11 Basketry 101: Market Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Learn the basics of basket weaving and make your own 8"x12" market basket to take home. Bring an old towel and scissors for cutting reed.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hedeby Apron: A Simple Construction THL Emer ingen ui Aidan A new cutting/sewing layout for a Norse apron-dress based off of the Hedeby harbor fragment. We will briefly discuss the extant fragment and why it is interesting to the historical costumer, and then learn how to construct the garment using a new construction/layout. Only two measurements, one cut, and three seams! Good for both beginning and advanced tailors.
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2.0 A&S 14 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.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 17 Shiny Hats and Medallions: A Guide to SCA Regalia Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Keeping everyone’s names straight can be confusing, but then when you add titles to the mix it takes on a whole new level. This class will cover Society award structure (so you know why people are clapping in court) as well what all the medallions and coronets mean. We will also discuss some of the differences in awards across the different Kingdoms. In addition there will be a section on using titles appropriately and court etiquette. That way, when you are called up for the first time, you know what to do!
08-08
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball Prep Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir The band and choir will be practicing for the evening's ball. Dancers are welcome to come learn the dances too!
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12:00
4.0 Great Hall Annual Barter Town Swap Meet Baron Alexander Makcristyne It is time once again to barter. Come enjoy the Barter Bazaar and swap those unwanted items for that lost treasure! Everyone is welcome!
08-08
12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (E09) Nine Days Wonder: Day 5 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour of the High Meadow. Start location: 3-way intersection of Chandler's Rd., Brewer's Rd., & High Rd. (E09). Stop location: Corner of Abandon Hope & Great Eastern Hwy (E24)
08-08
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Saidi Dance: From Start to Stage, Part 4 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Day Four: In this four-part series of classes, you will learn the basic movements of Saidi dance, how to manage a tahteeb or stick, learn a short choreography, and, for the daring among you, perform it at the 20th Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Exposition. If possible, bring a wooden dowel the length of your navel to the floor (3/4 inch round for ladies, 1 inch round for men). A limited number will be available for purchase. If you want to perform, please have a kaftan-style garment (full length t-tunic) and a hip sash.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis Circle Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's have fun circle drumming. We will create songs, using Near-Eastern rhythms as base - well, most of the time - and play around them. Open to all levels. Bring any type of drums. Kids are welcome, but please bring your grownup.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Vocal Projection and Presence Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont Getting more attention and more volume from your "instrument". Care and feeding, period singing style, stage fright, and more. Heralds welcome, too!
08-08
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): ME&WDE Tech and Lighting Check Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Dumbek Rhythm Changes Malik (Mark DeFilippo) We'll focus on changing from one common rhythm to another. Handouts will be supplied.
08-08
12:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Voices and Viols: A Story in Song Rufina Cambrensis Two great sounds that sound great together! This year, we will focus on 15th-16th-century theatre music, playing/singing a sequence of songs that, performed together, make a story. One session for French theatrical chansons, the other for Spanish. Sight-singing a plus for singers, but not essential. Viols tune to A=440. Vielles/violin family instruments are also welcome! Bring your own chair.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-08
12:30
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Gothic Hybrid Drolleries and Grotesques Mistress Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon Have you ever wondered where the ideas for the fantastic creatures often found hiding in the margins of illuminations came from? Do they serve a purpose other than making people giggle? Find out the answers to these questions and more. And, if you'd like, participate in a fun little drawing exercise.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Japanese Paper: What Is Period...Show and Tell THL Ismay Pond Hands-on show, tell and feel! History of Japanese paper and what would have been used in period. Examples will be on hand.
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1.0 A&S 2 Charge Group Theory Mistress Marie de Blois Types of charge groups in armory and how to identify them. We will break down armory into parts.
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1.0 A&S 3 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Power of Clear Glass THL Hannah d'Avila Clear glass is beautiful, but it's also a useful tool. Students should be well experienced and very confident with dot placement and bead shaping.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Research Master Alan Fairfax A class for people who either hate research or don't know how to get started. Learn to do good research by understanding what research is for (and what it isn't for!) and an introduction to ways you can tell the difference between good sources and bad.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Pysanky: Period Dyes and Techniques Lady Muirgheall O'Riein A review of dye/application methods available to period writers of pysanky, and how the dyes appeared on the shells.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Historical Facets of Commedia dell'Arte Troupes Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you been interested in joining, creating or potentially finding new members for a Commedia dell'Arte group? Commedia dell'Arte troupes differ from traditional theater in many ways. This class will present research from Robert Henke's book, "Performance and Literature in Commedia dell'Arte" pertaining to the structure and practices of early commedia troupes. Members of Vagando Stolti will discuss ways to run an SCA troupe based on the structure and profession in period. Whether you are Comici or a Capicomico, learn how to interact in a troupe with courtesy, diligence and commitment to the art. All students are welcome to network and discuss practices with artists from various kingdoms.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Ink Painting for Beginners Lady Artemisia Voltera With a few basic items you can create Japanese ink paintings. These could be used as just paintings or the scribe could do this artwork for scrolls.
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13:00
1.5 A&S 15 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!
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 17 SCA 101: Very Basics for Newcomers and Chatelaines Master Liam St. Liam Starting with what SCA stands for, how it started and what we do, this is the class to take if you are new to the SCA or teach newcomers. We'll also talk about navigating your first Pennsic.
08-08
13:00
3.0 Clanne Preachain (Clanne Prechain) Early Period Arts and Sciences Day Master Vortigern An exploration of pre-1000 AD European arts and sciences. Take a class, watch a demonstration or bring a project to work on. Teachers wanted!
08-08
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Itamae: Fundamentals of Japanese Cuisine Solveig Throndardottir Samurai Chef: Japanese cookery, spaces, and utensils. The origin, use, and seasonality of ingredients including seasonings, spices, and beverages. What did Pimiko, Shotoku-taishi, the Shining Genji, Dogen, and Hideyoshi eat? An introduction to pre-modern Japanese food and food culture.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Shogi THL Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll go over the basic rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", and describe a few historic variants.
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13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Ruins Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This will be a resurrection battle. The field will be 600’ N­S x 300’ E­W between deployment/resurrection lines. The only entrance to the fort during this battle will be the main gate. Outside of the castle gate will be a 30’x30’ tower. The tower will have two 9’ doorways in its east and west walls. There will be a 30’ wall extending south from the center of the southern wall of the tower. There will be a broken field (i.e., “orchard”) extending approximately 40’ from southern edge of wall. The field will have a scattering of sets of 3 bales making corners. These bales are assumed to be trees and may not be fought over. Each side may deploy 125’ in from the sides of the field. The East and allies will start on the west side of the field. The Midrealm and allies will start on the east side of the field. Fighters may resurrect at their deployment lines. There will be 5 flags placed on the field. Possession of the flag is determined by one or the other flag being at the top of the flagpole. One flag will be placed in the fort. One flag will be placed in the tower. One flag will be placed 60’ south of the tower flag. Two flags will be placed in the open field south of the orchard 60’ apart. Each flag will be checked at 5 random times during the battle.The side that possesses the majority of flags at a checkpoint wins that checkpoint. The side that wins a majority of the checkpoints wins the battle. The times of the time checks will be determined by the marshals and will not be revealed to either army. Immediately following the third time check, the battle will be stopped. The armies will swap sides of the field before continuing. There will be a 10-minute break for this swap.The side that is behind in overall war points will be given their choice of deployment areas. In the event of a tie, a coin flip will determine who has that priority. Non-­medical holds are local and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are battlefield-wide and stop the clock. Start time: 1 pm. Time limit: 70-­90 minutes. Resurrection: Yes. DFB: Yes.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intro to Tribal Belly Dance Loki Taviel Tribal belly dance is an improvisational dance format that uses visual and verbal cues to communicate moves to other dancers in a group formation. We'll cover basic movements, posture, transitions, and isolations, while breaking moves down into easy-to-bite counts to match the music. Beginners are welcome, as is anyone with knowledge of other styles of belly dance.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music with Director Emeritus Erlan Nordenskald of the Known World Choir. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/11, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-08
13:00
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!
08-08
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-08
13:00
2.0 Tengusanji, Willow Point N.A. (E19) Known World Courtesan Social THL Yamamura Kitsune Join our 4th Annual Social for an afternoon of leisure, food and fantastic company. This open house style, “meet and greet” is open to anyone who has an interest in courtesan history and/or persona. Some light refreshments will be available; feel free to B.Y.O.B. More details can be found at http://courtesans.weebly.com.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Intermediate Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres Learn to throw knives and spears. A hands-on session is included. Must have taken the beginner class. Limit 25 participants.
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13:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis New songs for haflas! Alf Layla Wa Layla, Sao Roma Ederlezi, Erev Shel Shoshanim and more. Bring your drum, zills, band or orchestra instruments! Sheet music available to purchase. Let's make beautiful Middle Eastern music together.
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13:00
2.5 Youth Combat List East/Midrealm Round-Robin Tournament Lord Hroudland Their Majesties invite Youth Combatants to vie for Honor and Victory in a round-robin list for Divisions 1 - 3.
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1.5 Barony of Stonemarche Tablet Weaving Letters Lady Anastasia of the Oaks Demonstration of how to tablet weave letters onto a band. Each student is encouraged to try their hand at it on my loom. Should have previous card weaving experience.
08-08
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.
08-08
14:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Æthelmearc Scribal Tea Baroness Alexandra Dei Campagnella All scribes and those who are interested in the scribal arts are welcome to stop by, enjoy some refreshments, and socialize with fellow scribes.
08-08
14:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? - Open 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!
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14:00
1.0 A&S 1 14th-Century Venetian Clothing and Sumptuary Laws THL Sarai Tindall A discussion of the differences in style and aesthetic between Northern Italy and Western Europe, and comparison of sumptuary laws between regions.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Kingdom-Level Commenting in OSCAR Lady Muirenn ingen Dunadaig This class is intended for beginner-level heralds to learn the basics of positive and helpful in-kingdom commenting in OSCAR. Learn who to contact about getting into the commentary system, best practices for commentary, and how to not be That Person in an online commentary discussion. This class does not cover Laurel-level commentary.
08-08
14:00
2.0 A&S 3 V&A Study Room: See the Embroideries Lady Mariot Carllein See photos of over 100 period embroideries from the Victoria and Albert Textile Study Room. Due to low light conditions, color values are not always great, but the stitches can be seen in many of the close-ups. The handout lists each, with access codes and background information, for easy Internet access back home.
08-08
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Constructive Feedback: How to Give It and Take It Elizabeth Getting the most out of A&S relies on good communication and feedback between judge and competitor. Good communication can generate lifelong collaboration and learning. Bad communication can have consequences that last just as long. This class and roundtable discussion is designed to cover not only how to be a good judge in A&S competitions/displays, but also how to be ready and willing to receive feedback for your work.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Teaching in the SCA Master Liam St. Liam Class will be taught by an experienced high school history teacher and will focus on how to plan lessons and deliver instruction to different groups. Will include discussion of hands-on teaching for Arts & Sciences and fighting classes.
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14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Card Weaving Lady Gina Dragoni What is card weaving and how to get started. You'll walk away with the knowledge and materials to finish making a small belt.
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14:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium #1: Meet & Greet; Video Etiquette Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 1: Meet & Greet; Video Etiquette. Introductions, Meet & Greet: Meet your fellow bards. While many of us already know each other, this is a time to say hello to returning friends and give newcomers a chance to match names to faces. Host: Provost, Master Cerian Cantwr Videoing of our Performances: Welcome to the age of the cell phone. Whether we like it or not, well-meaning people are going to video our performances and, often as not, stick them on YouTube. Is there a way to manage this? Are there reasons we want to be recorded? Are there reasons we don’t? What sorts of recording etiquette should we attempt to encourage?
08-08
14:00
0.75 A&S 10 Henna: The Good, the Bad, and the Awesome Ana Sarasdottir Interested in henna as hair dye? Already using henna? Want to learn more? Discover some recipes and tips on how to make it work for your hair type!
08-08
14:00
2.0 A&S 13 Paternosters: The Evidence Mistress Elizabethe Alles We will discuss what evidence we have for the construction of prayer beads in Europe prior to 1600 and the benefits and challenges of using each kind of source. Lecture-style class.
08-08
14:00
2.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Paper Making THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the history of paper making, from its start in China to its spread into Europe, as well as become familiar with processing raw materials. Students will make sheets of hand-made paper in class.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Teaching European Dance Master Philip White The workshop focuses on how teachers can improve their abilities as dance instructors. The class is particularly useful for beginning dance teachers but can help polish anyone’s skills. Some of these notes, or "best practices" as I call them, may seem obvious or come to you naturally, but I have tried to break down the process as simply as possible.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewers Rd & Chandlers) Basic Mongolian Garb for Men and Women THL Bojei Temur Cothing from the Mongolian Empire (13th to 14th centuries) is practical for an active lifestyle and can be luxurious. Come find out how to fit, cut, select fabric, and decorate your own basic outfit.
08-08
14:00
1.5 Maguire's Marauders (N06) Crossing Cultures in Storytelling Mistress Fiana of Clare This class will discuss moving stories across cultures. I will focus on my character, Isu Odinnson, and the steps I took to create his stories.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 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
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Anthropology and Archaeology for Reenactors Lady Amye Goldwyn called Dostia We'll discuss how these sciences are used for historical reenactment, Including how to apply art, extant, and related sciences to documentation.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Morning Cry: Service and Performance Master Cormac Mor The task of a cry herald is to get important information about the event to its attendees as quickly and effectively as possible. Come learn how to successfully prepare and deliver an effective and memorable morning cry.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Open Torch THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh During any unused class time, torches, tools and glass will be made available to experienced lampworkers for open torch time.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Organizing Your A&S Display Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir This class will demonstrate how to plan your Arts and Science display. Research, work-in-progress photos, failed attempts, process, and what you learned should be carefully laid out and presented. My background is in architecture, portfolio design, and verbal presentations.
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1.0 A&S 8 Mustards and Sauces Roundtable 101 Lady Gwyneth Mustard? Medieval sauces? Informal meeting for those interested in making mustards and sauces. Sample some; share recipes and information. We highly encourage folks, if they so desire, to bring samples of mustards and sauces they have made. Not required at all but the more things to sample the better! We will be making up booklets to hand out at class. If any mustardiers or sauciers have recipes to share, please contact me at bookshop@charter.net to have these included in the booklet.
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1.0 A&S 12 Roman Roundtable Baroness Desiderata Drake Come talk about all things Roman with other Romans from around the Known World. Share your research on food, clothing, daily life, armor, and more.
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1.0 A&S 15 A&S Competitions for Judges, Part 2 of 3 Mistress Amy Webbe We’ll be talking about how A&S competition judges can support and encourage entrants to be a part of educational activities while still having fun. Discussion will cover ideas on how to give feedback to entrants. We want to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
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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.
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1.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dance Beginner: Part 1 Master Stefan of Cambion No experience necessary. Dances will include Anello, Amoroso, Petit Riens, Petit Rose.
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1.0 Games Tent Morris Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
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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.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Shimmy Lab Lady Oola Gulabi Explore the exciting variations and dynamics of the shimmy. This drill class will get you moving, sweating and thinking.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its inaugural Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday; dress rehearsal Thursday. More information on site. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/11, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDF available prior to Pennsic. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Siri Toivosdotter
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
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1.0 Touch The Earth Turkish Split-Finger Drum Workshop Masarrah bint Ma'mun Turkish split-finger technique for those who already have experience with doumbek/darbuka. Day 1: Left hand splits and new ways of producing familiar rhythms. Day 2: Right hand splits and interlace rolls. Day 3: Opening the possibilities and a fun Turkish rhythm -- Kerfes.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Æthelmearc 3 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Amphitheater Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Archery Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Archery Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Artisan's Row A Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Artisan's Row B Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Artisan's Row C Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 1 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 2 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 3 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 4 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 5 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 6 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 7 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 8 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 9 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 10 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 11 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 12 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 13 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 14 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 15 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 16 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 17 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 Battlefield List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Blue List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Dance Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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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.
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1.0 East Battlefield Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Family Range Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Fort Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Games Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 General Archery Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Great Hall Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Green List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Gunnery Point Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Inspection Point Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Main Battlefield Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Marshal's Point Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 North Battlefield Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Novelty Range Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Rapier Field Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Rapier List 1 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Rapier List 2 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Rapier Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Rapier Youth List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Red List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Rune Stone Park Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 South Battlefield Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Touch The Earth Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 University-Battlefield Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Memorial service for Dave Cooper - Location TBD
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1.0 West Battlefield Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 White List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Youth Combat List Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 Youth Point Placeholder - Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD THL Artimisia Lacebrayder Dave Cooper Memorial Location TBD
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1.0 A&S 1 Best Practices for Transitions of Offices THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum Finding successors for local group offices, and making smooth, low-drama hand-offs -- it can be done. We'll talk about how to improve the odds of success (defined as a smooth transition with low drama and minimal negative impact on any affected constituency or on the local group's ongoing operations, with the successor having a clear understanding of the job requirements and feeling competent and confident in their new position).
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1.0 A&S 2 How to Be a Baronial Herald Lady Seraphina Delfino A class on what the job of baronial herald entails. There will be a discussion of each responsibility of the baronial herald and what you as the baronial herald need to do. The class concludes with a roundtable discussion.
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1.0 A&S 3 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.
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1.0 A&S 5 Japanese Prints of the Floating World Lord Lucas Livingston What's so great about The Great Wave? Japanese woodblock prints of the Floating World have captivated us for centuries with their playful subjects, ephemeral colors, and delicate artistry. Explore the fascinating breadth and history of Japanese prints and their artists with breathtaking examples from the world-renowned collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn all about the traditional printing process from A to Z and get your hands on a laser-etched replica of an 1858 carved block by Hiroshige.
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1.5 A&S 6 Power and Leadership in the SCA Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia We will talk about power structures in the SCA, the nature of power in the SCA, responsive leadership, and how that fits into SCA structure. Also learn about identifying the needs in your SCA group or Kingdom, and how to determine if you are the right person for the job.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Rethinking SCA Events Mistress Giovanna Adimari It is important to take a critical look at how we run SCA events to make sure that they are not only reflecting the mission of the SCA in general, but the needs and desires of our local and regional groups. This class will take a strategic look at SCA events to identify how we can create new opportunities in our event structures to adapt to current trends and membership needs.
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1.5 A&S 8 Xia: The Chinese Knight-Errant THL Wu Yun Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.
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1.0 A&S 9 XXX Rated Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce This is "not your mother's scenario" class! Did you know a few commedia scenarios include fornication, enemas, defecation and other risqué topics we couldn't even air on modern television? Join us for a discussion of lazzi rarely performed at SCA events but perfect for certain Pennsic parties. No one under 18 will be allowed at this class. Must present ID!
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2.0 A&S 10 Relief Carving Techniques for Teens Lady Isabel de Roys Participants will use basic relief carving techniques to create a clay tile. This class is geared toward teens 12-18. All Pennsic University guidelines for youth classes apply.
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17:00
3.0 A&S 11 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.
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1.25 A&S 12 Trans, Intersex, and Third Gender in History Lord AjaxDraco We will build upon the themes introduced in Trans, Intersex and Third Gender in the SCA. This class will explore in-depth sex/gender minority groups focusing on but not limited to viragos, eunuchs, and the "trans saint" motif.
08-08
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2.0 A&S 13 Make Your Own Custom Flemish String for Your Bow Lord archer bear horseman of rockbr Learn to make your own Flemish string for your recurve or long bow. B-50 dacron string material provided and is safe for all bows. Multiple colors.
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1.0 A&S 14 Feastocrat 101 Lady Astridr vigaskegg So you want to be a feastocrat? This is a step-by-step class for those who are considering running their first feast! Handouts available.
08-08
17:00
1.0 A&S 15 The Yezidi, People of the Peacock Amani Masha'al al-Sabti The Yezidi, biblically known as the Ezid, are a reclusive, Zoroastrian minority of pre-Sumerian origin that still exist in Iraq, Kuwait, and abroad. Learn about these interesting people, their customs, and why they are believed to be "Devil-Worshipers."
08-08
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1.0 Dance Tent Trios by Domenico da Piacenza Duchess Duchessa Diana Alene Tregirtse Covers several exciting dances for three people by Domenico including Jupiter, Belfiore, Leoncello Novo and possibly others.
08-08
17:00
2.0 East Battlefield 10-Man Unbelted Melée Tourney Baron Mungoe McKlinchey For the third year The Sargents of Saint Aiden sponsor the Ten Man Melée Tourney. The fight will be for the Sargents' chest. Each year the coat of arms of the winning team are added to the chest. At this time Atlantia and Æthelmearc are the two kingdoms on the Chest. Will one of these two Kingdoms be the first to form a Dynasty in this tourney, or will a new kingdom emerge as champion this year?
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2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Lt General for more details.
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7.0 Great Hall Pennsic Lost and Found Auction Lord Wilhelm Smydle Selling of lost and found items accumulated at past Pennsics.
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17:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Main Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-08
17:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dance of the Drum Lord Emyrs Ap Morgan Drumming is about so much more than playing rhythms. It is also about letting your hands dance on a drum. Having fun and letting go of inhibitions? This is what separates the technically-skilled musician from a great artist, the one who can move you in ways you didn't think possible, because they were having fun and let go of their ego. Class focuses on learning how to weave complimentary and odd rhythms together into a musical whole. All dancers and musicians are welcome. Please bring any instruments you wish to add to the mix.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Irish Frau: Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Pennsic Performing Arts Aibhilin, the Irish Frau, performs a mix of music for harp and voice from period songs, modern SCA compositions, to rousing a capella SCA war songs. And of course, a little humor thrown in!
08-08
17:00
2.0 Touch The Earth Non-European Dance and Music in the SCA Context Mistress Dame Hauviette d'Anjou A collaboration of musicians, singers and dancers present their knowledge to date in a discussion format with examples of research, images, and scores, if possible. Some actual performing will take place. The teachers may change depending on availability so feel free to attend both classes. We will be approaching the discussion of SCA culture and research (or lack thereof) as a concern.
08-08
17:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Advanced Crumhorn Ensemble Playing Master Robyn Solarius Crumhorn drop-in playing for the advanced player. Own your own crumhorns, be prepared to play one to a part, and be able to sight read. Not for beginners. Bring a chair.
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17:00
2.0 West Battlefield Dwarves vs Giants Master Cariadoc This is a series of combats and melées between fighters five and a half feet and under and fighters six and a quarter feet and over.
08-08
17:00
1.5 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 How to Create Modern Recipes from Period Ones Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld We'll go through the steps to take a period recipe and create a modern interpretation that anyone can follow. This will be hands-on starting with discussing ingredients and cooking methods as applies to the recipe, testing the choices by cooking, and finally how to write it all down. Emphasis is on staying as true to the original recipe as possible while making something tasty.
08-08
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 How to Build an Accurate Sundial N/A You may have noticed that large sundial at Okewode Hall. This is an advertisement to convince people that it is possible to make a dial that can be read as easily as a modern watch. The trick is to include all the astronomical corrections into the design of the dial, so they do not need to be applied after the dial is read. I intend to describe how I built this dial, and how you can do the same for your camp. I want enough people building and maintaining public dials for Pennsic, that they become the normal way for people to tell time. I will describe how to calculate the time-marks, lay them out on the dial, mark them with nails, and set the gnomon to the correct angle and calibrate the whole thing once it's hanging on the wall. I will cover construction details and various safety considerations to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. There will be math, specifically some high school-level trigonometry, but you should not let that frighten you away.
08-08
18:00
1.5 A&S 3 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 down the pattern!
08-08
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Glass Fusing for Total Beginners Lady Moll Sotherden This class, which covers introductory glass fusing, is very, very basic. It is geared toward total beginners with no glass experience. Students will learn basic terminology as well as assemble a small piece to be fused on site.
08-08
18:00
2.0 A&S 5 Birka Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Wonderful knotted precious metal wire trims were found in Birka, a 8th-10th-century market town in modern day Sweden. Come learn more about the so-called posaments and some of the currently available resources.
08-08
18:00
1.0 A&S 15 Facial Tattoos Amani Masha'al al-Sabti The Bedouin women of Iraq have facial tattoos for beauty. I'll explore some of the symbols and other cultures with facial tattooing.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dance for Three Master Philip White This class focuses on 15th-century Italian dances, specifically those calling for three people. These choreographies are perfect for smaller and odd numbers at practice. They can often be more fun because of how the dance handles the odd person out. All are welcome, especially beginners, but a familiarity with 15th-century Italian dance steps and choreography will make the class easier. We will learn Belfiore, Vita di Cholino, and Voltati in Ca Rosina. Expect these to be fun, quirky dances.
08-08
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Sing We And Chant It VI: Madrigal, Part-song, Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Come one and all who enjoy madrigal and polyphony / part-singing to sing along for an evening of part-song and a capella favorites performed by you, The Audience! Join hosts and conductors Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, THL Lorelei Skye, 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!) Optional meet-and-greet and rehearsals: Friday, 8/5, Performing Arts Rehearsal tent ("PAR"), 2-3:30 pm; and Sunday, PAR, 3:00-4:30. Look in the class listings for more information. You do not need to attend a practice to participate in the Jam. 2016 current song list available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o3qDzNt4mNvigshaX_2h6LsJlAgzUhxxjW09ejqONjA/edit?usp=sharing
08-08
18:30
0.5 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle Comedy Music at the Ampitheater 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.
08-08
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 competition where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 2PM. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
19:00
2.0 A&S 1 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
08-08
19:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Painting (thru Æthelmearc Scribal College) Lady Moll Sotherden Learn "Basic Glass Painting", the same technique found to do wording and faces in churches. Also, scribes! Learn how to put words on glass. You'll work on a small piece that will get fired onsite. If you've seen any stained glass scrolls given out in court, this is the method I use. (Scribes, please bring a nib holder and some nibs.)
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19:00
1.0 A&S 7 Propaganda in Roman Art Mistress Etain of Sutherland A look at some of the earliest use of propaganda from ancient Roman art and discussion of how the ruling class influenced the populace's opinion with the power of suggestion.
08-08
19:00
2.5 A&S 10 Judging an SCA Brewing Competition THL Madoc Arundel There is very little difference in the judging of home-brewed beverages between the modern hobby and the historical practice – at least from a technical perspective. However, unlike our modern counterparts, we have the additional consideration of having to account for historical documentation, legacy equipment, and period practices. Additionally, in Æthelmearc, the A&S office has published rubrics designed to allow for some consistency in judging from one competition to the next, and has defined within those rubrics many of the thresholds required for accurate scoring. Over the course of this class, we will look at the technical issues involved in judging as we as discuss these additional considerations
08-08
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.
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19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Muhekian: The Taste of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothes with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Hideyoshi banned weapons from tea rooms, and jewelry is generally avoided in tea rooms as well. Matcha appreciation was one of the preeminent cultural activities of late medieval Japan and played an important political role in Japanese society. Tea embraces a variety of art forms including: poetry, calligraphy, flower arranging, pottery, and architecture. Experience the wabicha approach to tea perfected in the sixteenth century.
08-08
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Hunters Home Youth Polearm Tourney Gunnar Thorbjorn The Shire of Hunters Home will be hosting its Third Annual Youth Polearm Tourney. It will be conducted under a bear pit-style tourney with a break.The winner will be determined by the youth fighter with the most points. Points are determined by receiving two points for a win and one point for a loss.
08-08
19:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts Naughty or Nice? The Debatable Choir performs French part songs, Italian canzonas, English madrigals, and German lieder about drinking, reveling, and sex! And then atones with a Latin Gloria by Machaut. Lyrics are primarily innuendo, so it's mostly safe for the kids, but you may not want to have to explain some of it to the littlest ones... Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent i Fenice: The Bird of Play Pennsic Performing Arts i Fenice, the Known World's newest commedia troupe, offers you our finest first performance ever. Faces new, faces familiar, and faces conveniently hidden behind masks will tickle your fancy and cast safe-words to the winds as we make history of history. Join the fun! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
21:00
2.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir For the first time in Pennsic history, the original lyrics to our familiar dance tunes will be sung while dancing! A choir will be joining the live band to create a unique ball experience. You don't want to miss this one!
08-08
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! 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.
08-09
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-09
08:00
1.0 A&S 3 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-09
08:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting: Any Level Lady Moll Sotherden Want to learn how to cut glass? Know how to cut glass and wish to take your skills to the next level? Make time for this class! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-09
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-09
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Hand A Day: Rotunda Capitals Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Need to learn a late-period Italian script for those MoD scrolls? These fancy capitals, from the late-period manuscript Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, take flourishes to a new level. Students will use a calligraphy marker to learn the techniques needed to write these letters successfully. Optional fee to purchase marker.
08-09
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.
08-09
09:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the one War Point for each shoot.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Beginner Beadwork Baroness Isabeau Du Valle History of beadwork within the SCA period. Techniques for beading on fabric. Focus on fill work, pearl work and glass beads.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Tips and Tricks for Making Garb Easier and Better THL Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Not all methods are period, but this class aims to help the novice to intermediate sewer overcome some of the hurdles encountered when making simple garb.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 So You Have The Dress, Now What? Lady Kataryn Mercer "Kit" You've completed your gown, now accessorize! We will discuss 16th-century Italian accessories, such as zibellini, fans and handkerchiefs.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 If Looks Could Kill Mistress Keely the Tinker Discussion of "evil eye" amulets and lore in antiquity. Slide show of amulets and hands-on examples. Great way to take your persona to the next level.
08-09
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Horse Furniture (Tack) from the Bayeux Tapestry Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen We'll focus on the type of horse equipment that was used in the 11th and 12th centuries. The Bayeux Tapestry, which provides a wealth of information on life and culture during the time of the Norman Conquest, also reveals a great deal about the type of equipment used on horses in the period. This class will concentrate on this source, but also discuss other evidence from sources of the period. This class is especially helpful to those looking to recreate a period "kit" for equestrian activities, but is also of interest to the scholar.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Wild Hunt Lady Arastorm The Wild Hunt is a folk myth with many variations involving interaction between humans and a group of supernatural riders. Sometimes fae, sometimes dead, sometimes associated with leaders from Odin to Mother Holle. We'll explore many aspects of this phenomenon.
08-09
09:00
6.5 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 6.5 hours. Cost is $20 for card only, $30 including book.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 A Short History of the Roman Catholic Rosary Mistress Sol la Cantor We'll look at the development of the prayers and practices surrounding the rosary in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Atlantian Royal (N40) On Divers Colors: An Overview of Theophilus Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun We will spend an hour with Theophilus, looking through his instructions in mixing period pigments to create the various tones of figures and their settings. We will compare period colors with their modern gouache “equivalents” so that any scribe can create scrolls using period color theory.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Kids that Like to Dance Lord Wilhelm Come learn some of Benjamins favorite dances. Those he will teach are expected to include *Ly Bens, Petite Vriens, Hearts Ease* and Rufty Tufty.
08-09
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part A 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.
08-09
09:00
0.75 Middle Eastern Tent Rajasthani for Performance Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Any gender, ages 4 (with parent) to 100, come learn a dance to a song from India. Bring two scarves or one large skirt if you can. We will perform at the Expo or a hafla! Come have fun!
08-09
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
09:00
1.5 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder lane) Blacksmithing: Taking the Hobby to the Next Level Lord Drogo Rabenwald Tips and tricks on taking blacksmithing from a hobby to paying for itself and making a profit. Discussion on philosophy, techniques, and shop practices. Tips on time management and keeping it fun. Learn some of the secrets of 15+ years of professional metalwork.
08-09
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace Throw THL Magnus de Londres Open to everyone able to throw. A round consists of 3 throws each of axe, knife and spear at hard targets. You will be permitted to throw 4 rounds throughout the days the competition is open or all within a single day. There will be a special range set-up just for this competition. Scoring will be a simple 3-­2-­1 system. If you stick, you get points.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Advanced Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres Learn advanced forms of throwing. A hands-on session is included. Must have taken the intermediate class. Limit is 20 participants.
08-09
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Brass Band: Drop-In Playing Master Robyn Solarius Sackbut and cornetto drop-in playing. Tired of all of those crazy loud double reeds? Enjoy some sublime brass-only ensemble playing. High pitch sackbuts (alto) especially welcome. Bring music if you have any you would like to try. Bring a chair (maybe). Not for beginners!
08-09
09:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Physically-Challenged Thrown Weapons Tournament THL Magnus de Londres A thrown weapons competition for those who are physically challenged.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Redaction: A Recipe for Scrolls - First Course Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena In this class we'll look at different illuminations and learn how to identify what the design elements are for each style. We'll also learn how to use parts of a larger illumination to create a scroll. Illumination styles: Celtic Knotwork, French Gold Vine, Italian White Vine, Squashed Bug
08-09
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-09
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Circa 1200 Day Artisans Row Sponsored by House Yew-Bend, Circa 1200 Day will feature a daily life exhibit in the period that runs roughly from 1150 to 1250 CE in Western Europe. Scheduled demonstrators include a woodworker, glassworker, weaver, "Daily Life on a Manor", and more.
08-09
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B 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.
08-09
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Spinning Day Artisans Row Come try working with a drop spindle and see a traditional spinning wheel in action.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Nalbinding for Lefties Mistress Ose Silverhair Nalbinding isn't difficult, but directions can be confusing if you are left-handed. In this class I will teach the Oslo stitch specifically from the left-handed perspective. Bring a nalbinding or darning needle if you have one.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 Meigaku: Design and Document Japanese Names Solveig Throndardottir Koyūmeishi-gaku: How the structure of Japanese personal and group names varied by time period and social status. How to design an appropriate name. Do you want to design a Japanese personal name which is appropriate for a particular time and social role? Do you want to design a Japanese group name for your war band or theatre troupe? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture specific naming practices? Then this class is for you. We are reserving two hours to allow ample time for questions and discussion. This class is offered as part of the Heraldry Track.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Spin Like a Roman Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The Roman hand distaff is delightfully different in use and form for spinning well-prepared wool. Both light and very portable, its use continued in isolated areas of Europe (especially Italy) until modern times. When used with copies of archaeological finds, these removable whorl spindles produce a very delicate ‘laceweight’ yarn, suitable for warp. Demo, lecture and hands-on. Students can purchase examples in class. These examples range from $15-$50. It is helpful if students view my teaching videos online before class, but not necessary. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U or search Youtube for missingspindle
08-09
10:00
4.0 A&S 4 Etruscan Granulation Lord Anton LaFlamme de Saint Aubin Stop staring at the pixels on your screen! Come to Anton's granulation class and learn how the Etruscans pixelated their artwork! Granulation is the technique of patterning metal with tiny spheres. It dates back to the third millennium BC and was refined by Etruscan goldsmiths. In this class, you will make your own design and walk away with a finished item.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Duh! What's a Mead? Baron Alexander Makcristyne A basic, get-you-going mead class with hints and ideas on how to get you up and brewing once you get home.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Tool of the Flame Mistress Keely the Tinker Hands-on discussion of tools and equipment needed to begin making glass beads. Students may see and handle tools and discuss the cost of a start-up kit
08-09
10:00
1.5 A&S 7 Intro to Safavid Women's Clothing and Accessories Mistress Asalah al-Hina Learn the basics of Safavid Persian (16th century) dress and accessories, as well as the difference between Persian and Ottoman clothing.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress THL Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 14th-Century Alliterative Poetry Master Grim the Skald Chaucer wasn’t the only game in town for poetry in the 14th century. Join the "Alliterative Revival"! The “Alliterative Long Line” was a poetry style evocative of Anglo-Saxon verse, but with the distinctive imagery of the 14th century. We will discuss how to create the alliterative long line that appears in many poems from this period, as well as how to blend it with rhyming poetry such as in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 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 $125.00.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 15 From Underwear to Gutenberg Lady Naomi bat Avraham Why did it take until the second half of the 15th century for moveable type printing to be developed? A number of technological, sociological, and fashion changes all converged to make moveable type printing not only possible, but necessary. This class will trace those changes and explain how underwear ultimately led to the printing revolution.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Atlantian Royal (N40) Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is a discussion of the nature of period pigments and problems/solutions mixing them with binders and using them to illuminate. This class is discussion but a studio practicum is being offered at another time. Handout on CD, optional. Sample palettes $20, optional and limited quantities.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Atlantia Royal- Artisan's Easement (N40) Build a Spinning Wheel: Discussion Mistress Kat Ferneley Roundtable discussion of how to build a spinning wheel for making yarn. Focuses on period methods of construction in Europe. Modern substitutions will be touched on where applicable. We will also address how to travel with a spinning wheel, and how to design it to make that easier. Basic understanding of woodworking and/or spinning will be helpful.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginner Atlatl Throwing THL Magnus de Londres How to throw atlatl darts effectively. Atlatl Range
08-09
10:00
2.0 Cynnabar (WO2) Make a German Cerveliere Rope Arming Cap Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Student will attempt to make a simple hat form and rope hat in the documentable German Cerveliere style.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Les Bouffons Mistress Felice Debbage Sword fighting + dance = awesome. We will learn verses 2, 4, and 6 of Arbeau's mock sword dance, Les Bouffons, in Session 1 and verses 1, 3, and 5 in Session 2. New students should plan to attend Session 1 as a prerequisite for Session 2. Students who want to attend Session 2 without having taken Session 1 should be familiar with the dance already, as we will not have time then to reteach.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Tables THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Learn variations of Tables (Nard, Backgammon) for 4 or 7 players.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-09
10:00
2.5 Main Battlefield Bridge Battles Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Bridge battles will be fought as many times as fit within a 2-hour limit with a minimum of 5 battles. There will be a 10-minute reset time between battles. Middle to start on the East side of the field, East to start on the West side of the field. There will be 5 parallel bridges 90 ft long. The center 3 bridges will be 27 feet wide. The outside bridges will be 18 feet wide. Adjoining bridges will be separated by a gap of 18 feet. The center of the bridge will be clearly marked by a bale of hay laid outside each side of the bridge, as well as a center line marked with paint. The marshals will mark a center area the width of the bridge 9 feet to either side of the center line. The bridges will be thought of as spanning a deep gorge that is un­traversable by any means other than the bridges provided. Each side will start 50 feet from the end of the bridges at a line clearly marked by the marshals. Each battle will be 10 minutes in length including holds. All holds will be local until a breakout occurs. Once a breakout occurs, all holds will be general. Both the 10-minute battle clock and the 2-hour scenario clocks will stop during general holds. At the end of the 10-minute battle clock, all fighters outside the center area of the bridges will be excused. If there are fighters from both sides inside the center area of a bridge, that bridge will be considered contested. If no side holds a majority of bridges, any contested bridges will be fought to the last man by the fighters inside the center area of that bridge. After the 10-minute clock has expired, travel between the bridges is not allowed. The side controlling the most bridges wins that battle. Fighting may take place over the hay bales. No fighter may sit, stand, walk or run on the hay bales. A fighter may use the hay bales to regain balance or stop his fall. This means that a fighter touching a bale is not automatically “dead”; however, any fighter using a bale to regain his balance or stop his fall for more than 2 seconds is considered “dead”. If a fighter’s hand, shield, weapon, feet or any weight-­bearing item lands over (i.e., on the outside of) the hay bale, that fighter is “dead” and must leave the battle. Merely brushing up against or using a hay bale as a steadying wall to deter falling is not considered dying. “Dead” fighters are required to leave the area of the bridges. Combat archery and siege is allowed on the center three bridges only. Combat archers may not walk onto any bridge. Siege weapons are allowed to set up within 50 feet of the starting line. Combat archers and siege may not move beyond the outside edges of the second and fourth bridges. Combat archers and siege may not target anything outside of the edges of the second and fourth bridges. Combat archers may fire between the inner three bridges. A downed siege weapon will be flagged and cannot be reused in that battle. Kills by a siege weapon are per the normal conventions of combat for siege weaponry. Combat arrows may not be gleaned during a battle. Siege ammunition may be gleaned and inspected before reuse. Start time: 10:00 am. Time limit: 10 minutes each battle for 2 hours. Ten-minute reset time between battles. Resurrection: No. Combat archery: Yes, center 3 bridges only. Siege: Yes, center 3 bridges only.
08-09
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Paisley Peacock Body Arts Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how to use period dye techniques and materials to make your hair red, black, brown, or just shinier, healthier, and longer than ever. We'll focus on henna but explore other herbs to color and protect hair naturally without dangerous chemicals. Some supplies will be available at the class.
08-09
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 theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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
08-09
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorran Tourney Master Maximilian der Zauberer Her Majesty Ansteorra does invite the duelists across the Known World to join Her on the field of Pennsic for a grand tourney. Come show your prowess. Format will be double elimination. HRM requests that all entrants bring their best weapon style.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Known World Rapier Cadet Tournament THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue Come join rapier combatants from across the Known World in the second annual Cadet Tournament. This tournament will be open to those who are sponsored by a person who has a rapier peerage or kingdom’s high award for rapier. This includes the Order of Defense, Order of the White Scarf, Order of the Bronze Ring, Order of the Golden Rapier, The Dragon's Steel, The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer, The Order of the Queen's Blade, The Meridian Order of the Blade, or equivalent award. A person may sponsor more than one entrant. Sponsors will be required to sign in their cadet or send a letter of entrance. If you need a sponsor, we will find one for you. This will be a traditional double elimination tournament. Each bout shall be fought to a single kill. Double kills will be re-fought one time. On the second double kill, “Dead is dead!” The finals will be fought best two out of three. All bouts shall be fought with default Pennsic rules.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 4 Western Martial Arts Swap Meet THL Philipp Reimer vonWolfenbüttel Meet up with other SCA fencers who are interested in the pursuit of Western martial arts. Whether you're mad about Meyer, gaga for Giganti, or prefer something more medieval such as Liechtenauer or I.33, this is the time and place to geek out in good company. Training will be offered for those completely new to WMA, and much knowledge will be shared. C&T gear advisable; desire to learn, required.
08-09
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!
08-09
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-09
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Left-Handed Calligraphy THL Padraig O'Branduibh An introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
08-09
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Brew like a Viking: All Natural Mead Lady Elska á Fjárfelli Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store bought additives, including yeast. Includes a detailed handout.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Spin Like You’re Scottish Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The whorl-less Gaelic spindle (the Dealgan) is found in the Outer Hebrides and Inverness, Scotland, as well as the Eastern Maritime provinces of Canada. This unusual Gaelic spindle has survived since at least the 1700s. It is likely that it is an ancient form for spinning wool singles and wool yarn plying. Revive this ancient tradition! Demo, lecture and hands-on. Students can purchase examples in class. Examples range from $15-$50. It is helpful if students view my YouTube teaching videos ahead of class. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U or search Youtube for missingspindle
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 So Many Centuries, So Little Time Jon Lackpenny It can be overwhelming to try to decide on a time and place. We will discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, and how to achieve one's own particular goals within reenacting. In this class we cover the How and Why of picking a period/persona, setting realistic goals, and then achieving them. Also, techniques for making constructive progress on an existing persona will be included, to help people create memorable, magical event experiences.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Baba Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Baba Yaga is a common character in Russian and Eastern European fairy tales. We will discuss the diverse rôles she plays, and look into the origins of the character. (Some familiarity with Russian folklore is helpful, but not really required.)
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Writing Humorous Songs Master Cerian Cantwr Discussion of different comedic elements and how they can be used in song writing. The handout can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/midbards/downloads/writing_humorous_songs.doc
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Cartomancy, Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook with 52 pages, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Running an In-Persona and/or Authentic Encampment Master Cariadoc An open discussion of how to run and participate in an in-persona and/or authentic encampment, for those who have done it or might like to try.
08-09
11:00
1.5 A&S 15 Advanced Labyrinths Master Ambros Kyrielle A more in-depth look at the symbolism and use of the labyrinth in certain cultures. Participants will help guide the discussion with their questions.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 17 SCA 101: History and Etiquette Baroness Desiderata Drake What is the SCA? An overview of the Society for Creative Anachronism, including the history of the group and basic rules of conduct within the SCA.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 16th-Century Italian Lady Magdalena Vogelsang Fedelta and Contrapasso (Chigi version), each for a circle of couples, are among the simpler of the 16th-century Italian dances, and include step sequences found in many other dances.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-09
11:00
1.0 University-Battlefield The Cornett and the Serpent: Renaissance Brass? Master Remus Fletcher Once a favorite of composers and now obscure, the cornett is a musical instrument with a trumpet-type mouth piece that is made of wood and fingered like a recorder. The larger serpent, which filled the need for bass instrument, is a late-period ancestor of the modern tuba. Are they brass or woodwind? Join in for a hands-on discussion about these instruments, information on where to buy, and how to play. Several instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 SCA 101: Very Basics for Newcomers and Chatelaines Master Liam St. Liam Starting with what SCA stands for, how it started and what we do, this is the class to take if you are new to the SCA or teach newcomers. We'll also talk about navigating your first Pennsic.
08-09
11:30
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Known World Celebration of Hats: A Hatter's Tea Baroness Clarice Roan Hat enthusiasts of the Known World are cordially invited to join Duchess Ilish O'Donovan and Baroness Clarice Roan for a tea-and-cookies-reception. Wear the hat creation you are most proud of and bring pictures of the rest. Share your ideas and creativity.
08-09
11:30
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Estrogen and Axes THL Magnus de Londres Ladies of the Known World, this is a thrown weapons competition just for you, no men allowed. Axes-only event.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Intermediate Heraldic Research Roundtable Mistress Lillia de Vaux Where do you go when the usual sources just don't have what you need? Have skills you'd like to pass on to newer heralds? Come share your favorite sources and research tips in a roundtable format. Intended for heralds of all experience levels. Handout provided.
08-09
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Memento Mori: The Art of Dying THL Gwenllian Bengrych fetch Rhys Memento Mori, Part 2: We will study the many different types of 14th -16th century art embracing the Death theme.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Oh! So That Is a Mead! Then What Is This? Baron Alexander Makcristyne This class goes into the different types of meads plus what roles different types of yeast play on meads. We touch a little on temperature-based issues and try to answer questions people may have.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Pilgrim's Bag Baroness Cairistiona de Coueran Ever thought about carrying a pilgrim's bag instead of carrying a bulky basket? You can free up your hands, and it is a great way to keep your modern items out of sight. Learn how you can make a pilgrim's bag out of cloth or leather and learn a few facts about pilgrims.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Yes Virginia, You Can Build a Yurt Alchamar Mor Taraid If you're reading this, you probably already know what a yurt is: round, Mongolian-based tents that have no poles, guy lines, and no corners. But in addition to being 18 different shades of groovy, they cost a fair penny to buy. What if I told you that you could trade a bunch of the cash outlay for elbow grease instead? It's true, and I invite you to join the class to see how it's done. We'll touch on tools, materials, and techniques, using advanced technical terms like "... and remember, don't bleed on the saw". With a decade-and-a-half of yurt-building experience, I'll be your instructor and comic relief. I'm charming, talented, and incredibly handsome. And humble. But seriously, c'mon down, we'll have some fun expanding our list of Things We Can Do.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Give Us Your Hand... SMACK Lord Tempus Peregrinator An examination of the fine art of hand-kissing, its history and anatomy, instruction on how to kiss a hand and how to get your hand kissed or not, and a few other good things to know about it. Just to help you have fun in these current Middle Ages.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Is Storytelling Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia All performance is a form of storytelling. In this discussion we will look at each performance type and how to focus on the story within. Participants are encouraged to bring examples to work on.
08-09
12:00
3.0 A&S 11 Beginning Pysanky Lady Muirgheall O'Riein Students will learn the history of the pysanka, as well as the techniques involved, and have the opportunity to create one of their own. The class is listed as 3 hours to allow plenty of time for writing the shells; it doesn't usually take that long.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot THL Heather Hall A two-part class: a discussion of the history of the gaming system and its origins, their migration west and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking and persona matching included. Second part includes examples to examine from throughout period and beyond.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Wagadu: The Empire of the Ghana Master Ulric von der Insel Beyond the Great Sahara lies the lush lands among the rivers of West Africa. There a strong empire grew based on the salt and gold trade. We will talk about its people, culture, neighbors and secrets.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 17 Persona Development Workshop Mistress Mary Isabel of Heatherstone This is an instructor-lead activity that guides participants through imagining how their personas might have answered some everyday questions.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Measures THL Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns. Then learn some of the basic dance repertoire of Elizabethan England.
08-09
12:00
4.0 Great Hall A&S 50 Challenge Display and Celebration Lady Albreda Aylese The Arts and Sciences 50 Challenge has arrived at AS 50! Come see displays of the work of our Challengers, and celebrate their journeys as artisans and scholars over the last nine years as part of our supportive A&S 50 Challenge Community. Set-up from 12-1 pm; display open from 1:00-3:30 pm; clean up from 3:30-4 pm. Live performances, food, and many toasts to our successes! To be sure we have space for you to display, register at ArtsAndSciences50.org.
08-09
12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (E24) Nine Days Wonder: Day 6 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour of the Bog, the Swamp, & up Runestone Hill. Start location: Corner of Abandon Hope & Great Eastern Hwy (E24). Stop location: Corner of Servant's Path & Low Rd. (across from coffee shop). (W03)
08-09
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.
08-09
12:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent The Yin and Yang of Middle Eastern Dance Lady Erzulie In this 2-hour class, Lady Erzulie and Lady Serene will bring together the Yin and Yang of Middle Eastern dance: structure and musicality, to help you create a Middle Eastern dance style that is both personal and connected with history. Want to know culturally appropriate steps to use with Middle Eastern rhythms? What steps naturally go with Saidii, Karsilama, Zar (and more)? Lady Erzulie will show us several classic movement combinations to help us add structure to our dance. Does improve excite or frighten you? Learn to hear variations in music and use your intuition to bring musicality into your dance style. Lady Serene will lead us through several improvisation and musicality explorations.
08-09
12:00
2.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion, Atlantian Royal Artisans Easement, Atlantian Royal (N40) Brocade Tablet Weaving 101 Lady Arabella d'Mer Do you know how to tablet weave, but have never tried to brocade? Doing this technique may not be as difficult as you think! In this drop-in class, you will learn the basics, and make your own brocade band to take home! Bringing your own cards is encouraged, as there is a limited number of card kits available.
08-09
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 select choir, *Chorulus Pennsicus", Pennsic 46.
08-09
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-09
12:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Voices and Viols: A Story in Song Rufina Cambrensis Two great sounds that sound great together! This year, we will focus on 15th-16th-century theatre music, playing/singing a sequence of songs that, performed together, make a story. One session for French theatrical chansons, the other for Spanish. Sight-singing a plus for singers, but not essential. Viols tune to A=440. Vielles/violin family instruments are also welcome! Bring your own chair.
08-09
12:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
08-09
12:00
2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Tape Weaving Morwenna O Hurlihie We all love trim and belts and stuff. You've seen folks with those odd looking wooden things with string wrapped around that somehow magically turns into a woven strip of stuff. This class will walk through the basics of weaving terms (warp vs woof/weft, etc.), warping for narrow work using heddles, and starting to weave. Please bring inkle or tape looms if you have them. This class does not cover tablet/card weaving.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Celtic Knotwork Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes Using 5-dot technique, students will create knotwork in class. You will get a handout and pencils.
08-09
13:00
1.5 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Drunken, Foolish or Witless Women Baroness Katheryn Fontayne Proper and improper dress for ladies in the 14th century. Learn to dress like a virtuous matron or a woman of questionable repute. Handout also online at http://katherynfontayne.blogspot.com/2015/11/drunken-foolish-and-witless-women.html.
08-09
13:00
1.5 A&S 2 Court as Theatre Master Cormac Mor The experience of court is a true team effort. From the populace in the seats to the entourage of a baronial presentation, from the guards at the back of court to the herald and Royalty on the dais, come learn how to make court a more theatrical, immersive, and enjoyable experience for all. The class will consist of a presentation, followed by discussion and (time permitting) hands-on scenarios.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 SCA Documentation: It's Not as Scary as You Think! Mistress Asalah al-Hina Interested in entering a regional fair for the first time? Looking to improve your research and documentation? Just want to try a bean count competition? Wondering what info to add to your class handouts? In this class we will look at (and discuss) different types of documentation and reasons for documenting. Bring your questions and any current documentation for tips and feedback.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 German Three-Pouchlet Purse Lady Amie Sparrow Construct a 16th-century German 3-pouchlet purse using felted wool. Additionally, teacher will demonstrate leather-working methods. Pattern provided. Note: Wool is not a period material for these purses. It is used for teaching the construction technique only. Student will want to make leather or velvet purses at a later date.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Constructing a 14th-Century Pourpoint THL Sarai Tindall This class covers techniques used to recreate a pourpoint including materials, resources, and patterning recommendations. Covers both the civilian and martial versions of the garment
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Open Your Fan Like a Samurai / Geisha Lord Tempus Peregrinator Discussion and instruction of on a fairly impressive Japanese technique of snapping open a fan. Best for paper and fabric fans (can damage the wooden fans.) You don’t need to come with a fan, but it would help, so come learn how to snap open your fan.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Intro to the International Phonetic Alphabet Lady Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This class, useful for heralds, bards, or anyone who has an interest in researching other languages, will cover the basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The IPA is used in linguistics, language research, and vocal performance to accurately transcribe the sounds of the world's languages, as each letter in IPA represents only one sound (unlike English!). Write someone's name in IPA and you will always pronounce it correctly!
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Beginning Papermaking Sofonisba Voltera Hands-on beginner papermaking. You will leave with a half sheet of paper. This class is taught by a youth.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Basic Stick Weaving Thora the Destroyer We will focus on basic stick weaving. Instructor is open to all ages and encourages families to work together.
08-09
13:00
2.0 A&S 15 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 17 SCA 101 (Bilingual Class) THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Introduction to the SCA, history, kingdom, Royal Peers. (Bilingual class: English and French).
08-09
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Itamae: Fundamentals of Food Preparation Solveig Throndardottir Samurai Chef: Food Preparation. Includes food preservation, knife work, cooking techniques, and food arranging. Includes discussion of food genres. What are the roles and responsibilities of the chef in the pre-modern Japanese kitchen? What are the basic cooking techniques employed by pre-modern Japanese cuisine? What are the underlying assumptions of pre-modern Japanese recipes? What are the goals of individual recipes and how are they achieved?
08-09
13:00
2.0 Dance Tent Intermediate English Country Dance Lady Cecilia della Rosa Join the Saltatoris Dance Guild for English Country Dancing. The dances taught will depend on the number of participants and the dances they wish to learn.
08-09
13:00
1.5 Games Tent Happy Japanese Games THL Yamamura Kitsune Three leisure games of Japan will be discussed. Reproductions of each game will be available to play during class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard.
08-09
13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Stronghold Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This will be a timed resurrection battle. The field will be approx. 600’ E/W by approx. 600’ N/S. Five flags will be arrayed unevenly on the field from the south to the north such that the distances between each flag decrease progressively. The battle will be run twice, with each side taking the role of attacker and defender sequentially. The side that is behind in total War Points will have the option to choose attack or defense first. If both sides are tied, a coin flip will determine priority. The attacking resurrection area will be located, initially, at the center of the southernmost boundary of the field, while the defending resurrection area will be located within the castle. No living individual may enter or leave the castle by any route but the front gate; the dead may enter or leave as they see fit. This gate will be open at the start of the battle, and remain so throughout. The attacking side will deploy from their initial res point, while the defending side may deploy anywhere on the field as far forward as the southernmost flag. Each flag can be captured by the attacking team by changing the represented color appropriately (flipping the hay bale, raising the correct flag, etc.). The flags must be captured in order. Once a flag is captured, the attacking team may use that as a resurrection point for the remainder of the battle. A flag that is captured can not be re-­taken by the defenders. The battle is over when the northernmost flag is captured. The attackers do not need to capture the defenders' resurrection point. If, at the end of 30 minutes, the northernmost flag has not been captured, a hold will be called, and the defenders will be informed that they are no longer resurrecting. All those currently dead when the hold is called will be allowed to complete their walk and to resurrect one final time. The attackers will continue to resurrect as normal. Play continues until the northernmost flag is captured. All holds are general and stop the clock. The winner is the side that captured the northernmost flag in the least amount of time. Start time: 1 pm. Time limit: 60+ minutes, 2 iterations of ~30 minutes or less. Resurrection: Yes. DFB: Yes.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music with Director Emeritus Erlan Nordenskald of the Known World Choir. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/11, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
13:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis New songs for haflas! Alf Layla Wa Layla, Sao Roma Ederlezi, Erev Shel Shoshanim and more. Bring your drum, zills, band or orchestra instruments! Sheet music available to purchase. Let's make beautiful Middle Eastern music together.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Creating Armigerous Scrolls without Tears Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt Need to do an armigerous scroll? How not to go crazy adding devices to scrolls and all of the many awards the recipient may have or is receiving. Learn why there are extra elements to heraldry, who gets what on their scrolls, what those elements are, when they are used, where to place them, and how to incorporate awards without overwhelming an illumination.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Early Medieval Nubia Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia This survey class covers many aspects of Nubian culture before the year 1000 C.E. The artifacts of this fascinating culture were largely lost with the building of the Aswan dam. However, between 400-1000 the Nubian Kingdoms were a major trade route and had treaties with the Byzantines and the Muslim countries to their north. They were not finally conquered until the middle of the 15th century.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 3 Parenting Connection Group Lady Dianimh Ban All families welcome. If you are interested in breastfeeding support or if you would like to learn how to use a baby carrier, come join us. If you are a support person or educator, come and hang out and help each other with parenting trials and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and baby-wearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favorite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional baby-wearing.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Viking Penannular Brooches Lord Wilhelm Smydle Learn to construct a simple penannular brooch using basic tools in copper, brass or bronze.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Construction and history of this embroidered wall hanging from 1066, including hints and tips for making your own tapestry.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 German Purse Roundtable Lady Amie Sparrow Join us for a roundtable discussion about German purses and their construction. Bring your purses! If you don’t have one, come learn about them.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 8 Copyright Roundtable Tristan le Chanticler An attorney hosts a discussion of U.S. copyright law, focusing on issues arising in the Society regarding scrolls, photos, recordings. An introduction to topics such as publication, registration, works-for-hire, contracts, licenses, fair use, and Creative Commons licenses will be provided.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 What Was and Is a Bard? Lord Richard Wyn What a bard was in period compared to other performance arts, and what a bard is in the current Middle Ages.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Freya: Money, Sex, and Magic Sarah Barringer An analysis of the Norse god Freya's illicit love, wealth, and sedir magic, using her appearances in the Poetic and Prose Eddas.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Skully Bits: Skulls and Skeletons in Prayer Beads Mistress Elizabethe Alles Lecture class on the use of skulls and skeletons in western European paternosters in the SCA period.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewer's Rd & Chandlers) What’s So Great About the Mongols? THL Bojei Temur And why are they so exciting to study and recreate? Learn fascinating facts about the Mongolian Empire and how this culture still affects us.
08-09
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to beginners through the seasoned dancers who desire a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-09
14:00
2.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion (Atlantian Royal Artisans Easement/N40) Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to warp one on a smaller and more human scale. We'll be working in pairs, with space for up to 12 people working hands-on. We'll have a follow-up class with hands-on practice weaving on the warp we've created.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 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
08-09
14:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Open Stage Theater Expo Pennsic Performing Arts Come ye one and all to open stage Shakespeare and other playwrights! All are welcome to bring a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in with the hosts the afternoon of the exhibition. Enjoy an afternoon in company with those who enjoy the Bard and his fellow playwrights! Meet others who enjoy period theater, some of the people who bring you the Known World Players productions, and a bit of Pennsic technical theater trivia!
08-09
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Care and Feeding of Thrown Weapons THL Magnus de Londres How to maintain and repair thrown weapons.
08-09
14:00
2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 The SCA's Greatest Hits Master Liam St. Liam An overview of some of the most popular songs and singers in the SCA available on CD or as downloads. Artists will incude Heather Dale, John Inchingham, Hector of the Black Height, Ken Theriot, Lisa Theriot, Lorelei Skye, Efenwealt Whystle, Baldwin of Erebor, Aneleda Falconbridge and a host of Calontiri. There will be others, too. (Two hours, but you'll get a lot if you can just stay one hour.)
08-09
14:30
1.5 A&S 2 Documenting Names and Armory Submissions Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach It is important to clearly document all elements of any name submitted in the SCA. It is equally important to show supporting documentation for first-time registrations of charges, designs that follow culturally specific patterns, use of restricted charges or proof of previously forbidden charges. We'll talk about what the Colleges look for, what sources are best and which to avoid, how to handle submission forms to your best advantage and how to build a (hopefully) convincing argument for your or your client's desired name or armory.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. Five-part class. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a movement or two at the Known World Choirs Performance. Sponsored by the Known World Choir. Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 8/4, 4-5 pm; 8/5, 12-1 pm; 8/7, 12-1 pm; 8/9, AMPI, 3-4 pm (bring a chair); 8/10, 12-1 pm.
08-09
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Oh Those Wacky Spinsters: The Distaff Gospels THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with the local women during their nightly spinning circle, and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 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.
08-09
15:00
1.5 A&S 6 A New Way to Wire Weave: Anglo-Saxon Interweave Mistress Serafina Alamanni This will be a discussion of a historical wire weaving pattern and its differences from the Baltic area examples often called "Viking" wire weaving. We will be discussing the archaeological evidence for its construction and use. Ten kits will be available for $5 on a first-come basis for interested participants to practice the method and take home the materials to finish a chain. Observers are welcome. The Baltic method, commonly known in the SCA as "Viking" wire weaving, will be discussed but not directly taught.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bagpiping History Baroness Margaret Cochrane The bagpipes are associated with Scotland, but historically, they were played all over Europe and the Near East. Learn about the different types of bagpipes played throughout history, and the evolution of various instruments, including various flutes, shawms, and several modern instruments. There will be a discussion of how to make simple reed flutes, if desired. There will not be a practicum portion of this class.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class; you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 Finishing Woven-Wire Chains Master Gunnarr Alfljot Discussion and demonstration includes drawing the chain and various end finishes and clasps.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Spice Up Your Sleeves Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle Want to spice up the sleeves of your basic Gothic clothing? We will discuss some different sleeve styles used in the 14th/15th centuries for both men and women, including how to pattern your own! Basic sewing skills are a plus, but not required.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 15 A&S Competitions for Entrants, Part 3 of 3 Mistress Amy Webbe We’ll be talking about how A&S competition entrants can get the most fun out of entering an A&S competition while also getting feedback and creating an educational experience for others. We want to help everyone get the most out of their time and effort in working on their arts and sciences projects. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Judges". You can attend any one or all three.
08-09
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1.0 Bathhouse Pennsic Fools' Parade in the Marketplace Pennsic Performing Arts The long-standing Pennsic tradition continues! Pennsic Fools' Parade in the Marketplace. Meet at the Bathhouse across from the Coopers' Store. Open to any and all Pennsic campers! Adults, teens, and kids, come romp around the marketplace with fools from around the Knowne World! Bring your toys, noise makers, juggling balls, puppets, kazoos, and wear your brightest clothing! Kids under 16 must bring a responsible adult. This is a great activity for families! All fools must attend the safety briefing 15 minutes before parade start. Parade lasts about 45 minutes. Please contact the Fool In Charge, THL Sophia the Orange, if you would like to arrange for the parade to visit your encampment or event!
08-09
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gratioso, a 15th-Century Ballo THL Conandil ingen Donngaile This Ballo by Guglielmo is a fun and flirty dance for couples. A chase followed by separation and coming together, sprightly peva and scossi. Come show how gracious you can be. This is an intermediate dance; experience with 15th-century Italian footwork strongly recommended. Footwork will quickly be reviewed.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game which uses a 78-card tarot deck
08-09
15:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Sharpening Everything for Woodworking THL Kai SaerPren How to sharpen everything! This class is an extension of my woodworking class. Thus I will focus on sharpening woodworking tools, but the principles are the same for all cutting implements. We will cover several concepts and methods but the focus (like mine) will be on how I do it... without expensive jigs and other do-hickies. We will review, then sharpen, anything you bring - and all of my tools.
08-09
15:00
2.5 La Familia Gladiatoria (W14) The Turkish Bath Lady Nisaa Karahisari Pennsic is our vacation, so why not pamper ourselves? Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some beauty treatments and Turkish desserts. This will be an immersive hamam experience. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.
08-09
15:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Connor and Max's Carnage Games Master Connor Levingstoune Max and Connor bring you Chaos in the greatest way possible. Scenarios will be developed based on who shows up. We will be running various games like "Valhalla", "Free-For-Alls", "Thunderdome", and more. Remember, you can't spell "Slaughter" without "Laughter." Start time is an estimate; it will begin immediately following War Point. There will be no shortage of fighting.
08-09
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its inaugural Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday; dress rehearsal Thursday. More information on site. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/11, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDF available prior to Pennsic. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Siri Toivosdotter
08-09
15:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6 and 12. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-09
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Tournament Lord Hroudland Bear Pit Tournament. Division 1 - 3 will each have a list.
08-09
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Body of the Mask: The Full Commedia Character Lady Katrusha Skomorokha Based on the research of Antonio Fava, how to don the whole body of each Commedia character to connect deeply with the audience with or without words. Please come prepared to move in comfortable clothing.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Seppuku: Salvation Through the Door of Pain Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato A discussion of the ritual and use of ceremonial suicide within period.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 How the Four Humours Influence Recipe Redaction Baroness Lucia de Enzinas Will discuss the four humours: how they affect various diets plus how to use the humours when interpreting recipes. Rules for diet.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 8 Funerary Rites of the Middle Ages Mistress Giovanna Adimari An overview of the burial practices in the Middle Ages, particularly in France and England. You will learn about death rites, material culture, burial issues surrounding the plague, funerals, and more!
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium #2: Myth to Music, Story to Song Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 2: Myth to Music, Story to Song. Be it Greek myth, Shakespearean soliloquy, or famous battle - it's been used as inspiration. There’s a famous abandoned lighthouse that’s been the subject of numerous poems, songs, an opera, and even a Doctor Who episode. How can we use this? What are ways to take an event from mythology, history, or literature and turn it into a bardic work? Lead Presenter: Mistress Morgana bro Morganwg
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pottery Techniques for Kids Lady Isabel de Roys Participants will use basic hand-building techniques to create a small clay vessel. This class is geared toward children 6-12. All Pennsic University guidelines for youth classes will be adhered to.
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 11 Wet Felting: Viking style Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Come play with wool roving, water and lots of suds and learn the art of felting wool. Make sure you wear clothes that you can get wet and soapy. This class has a limited attendance so make sure you arrive early for a space.
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 13 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.
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $20 for card only.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 15 Scandalously Practical: Italian Drawers Lady Fortune St Keyne A delicate conversation about an indelicate subject: underwear. Several pairs of Renaissance Italian "trousers" are found in museums around the world. We'll discuss the origins of the garment, plus references in period and construction techniques using both period and modern patterning.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Lovelace Manuscript Dances Duchess Duchessa Diana Alene Tregirtse Covers some familiar and some new material from this earlier ECD source which demonstrates the evolution of this dance style.
08-09
16:00
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.
08-09
16:00
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.
08-09
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Egg Tempera Panel Painting: Part 2 Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating to the Egyptians and used throughout history. Virtually all panel paintings executed before mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the basis. This two-part workshop will give time to explore this essential period medium in depth, from prep to finish. In-depth, hands-on. Materials included, beginner to advanced.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
08-09
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-09
16:00
0.75 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms Ali Al-Azeem Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Modern Medieval Foods Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld Medieval foods we still eat today, and some that are almost the same. Quiche, stuffed breads, onion soup are just some examples.This class will talk about what's the same and what makes the period food a bit different, how to include more period food instead of the same old same old fast food or deli food, and will give out some recipes. Not just for beginners, what's period may surprise you.
08-09
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 A Sleeping Pen Awakened THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig Literacy does not mean the same thing today that it meant 500 years ago, and this change is more complicated when gender enters the picture. We will examine women's literacy between 1400-1600, and will examine women who wrote, men and women who wrote about women writing, and the distinction between women reading and women writing.
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 2 On the Evolution of Jewish Names Lord Eleazar ha-Levi This class shows how Jewish names evolved from the simple names used in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament to Christians) through the Greco-Roman period and into a variety of European and Middle Eastern cultures. The class is intended for persons trying to develop a registerable Jewish name and for heralds as a help with clients working with clients who want a Jewish persona.
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 An Introduction to French Pronunciation Lady Mariette de Bretagne We've all heard the really bad French accents out there in the world, but if you'd like to improve your French accent, this is the class for you. We will practice the sounds of French, focusing on the pronunciation of vowels and consonants as they differ from English. Great for anyone who wants to practice their French accent for their persona, or anyone who may need to read or perform in French. Knowledge of the French language is not required.
08-09
17:00
2.0 A&S 4 Korean Ceramics: Celadon with Ceramic Inlay Dorothy Student will decorate a 3x3 tile in the Korean style of ceramic inlay. Tile will be glazed and fired on site in an electric kiln and can be picked up next day. We will be using a modern clay body and a low fire modern glaze. While this class is using modern material to focus on the inlay technique, there will be a discussion and information in the handout on historical clay bodies, glaze, and firing. Materials fee covers a set of inlay tools for student to keep and materials for tiles.
08-09
17:00
2.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Spiral Silver Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Reconstructing spiral silver posaments. Learn how to recreate several of the Birka posaments with a silver-colored spiral wire.
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Ideal of Service Master Alan Fairfax Service: an ideal in the original Middle Ages as well as today. A brief intro to medieval sources for the ideal of service and what they teach us.
08-09
17:00
2.0 A&S 7 Structural Engineering Of Cathedrals Master Peter Joynar A survey of the empirical engineering that went into cathedrals from the Romanesque cathedrals to Gothic. No math is used.
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-09
17:00
1.5 A&S 12 Intoduction to Labyrinths Master Ambros Kyrielle It matters not if you are Tudor or Turk, Norseman or Nepalese, Breton or Borgia, labyrinths are a part of your world. Topics covered are "What is a labyrinth?"; categories and types; how to draw one; and a whirlwind tour of labyrinths in period. From storytelling devices to dancing floors, from monster trap to heavenly road, the labyrinth has meant many things to many peoples. Brought to you by "That Chalk Labyrinth Guy."
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 15 Guild of St. Severus (EK Knitters' Guild) Lady Staeina Knytir Welcome, knitters! Bring a project or a friend (or both) and join us to chat about knitting during SCA period. Knitters of all levels and locations welcome!
08-09
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian 2 As Lord Wilhelm Learn Anello and Amoroso - very different examples of the dance traditions in 15th-century Italy. The first has floor patterns in a square and the second is said (in the source's title) to be French.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Collegium Musicum Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Advanced reading and playing session for Renaissance instruments, to include brass, strings, wind (soft, semi and loud) in a consort-style setting. Music will be available in June for download from the Known World Choir website. This is not a class for beginning players. Bring music stand.
08-09
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent 20th Year: Middle Eastern & World Dance Expo Pennsic Performing Arts The Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition returns to delight and amaze audience of all ages. We will be celebrating our 20th year, so expect some surprises!
08-09
18:00
1.25 A&S 3 Sex and Gender in Medieval Christendom Lord AjaxDraco An in-depth exploration into a multitude of sex/gender topics with regards to medieval Christianity and how it has evolved. Topics include, but are not limited to, the gendering of angels, the "trans saints" motif, the gender segregation in proselytizing and worshiping G-d, and more.
08-09
18:00
2.0 A&S 6 Egyptian Nalbinding THL Ibrahim al-Rashid But isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. One hour is discussion of extant pieces followed by one hour of hands-on practice.
08-09
18:00
1.5 A&S 10 Family Felting Fun Mistress Marsi of hadley Get soapy and wet with your kids at Pennsic while learning how to make wool felt. Family-friendly class!
08-09
18:00
1.0 A&S 14 Chirurgeon Guild Meeting Chirurgeon Instructor Chirurgeon Guild Meeting.
08-09
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intermediate ECD: Three-Couple Lord Ari Thorbrandsson We will cover Grimstock, Mayden Lane, Scotch Cap, and possibly other three-couple Playford dances as time allows. Advanced beginners welcome.
08-09
18:00
3.5 Great Hall Æthelmearc Royal Court Countess Genevieve du Vent Argent Æthelmearc Royal Court, Tuesday, August 9, 6-8pm, Great Hall
08-09
19:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! at the 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!
08-09
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.
08-09
19:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) Forest Law in England Lady Arastorm Beyond Robin Hood, we'll explore forest law, as opposed to village law, and how those interacted. We'll also cover the animals of the forest and men who worked in the forests, and the shifts over centuries.
08-09
19:00
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Learning Lamma Bada Yata Thanna Lady Aoife ni Mhaille Calling all Middle Eastern performers! Learn about, perform, and dance to the Andalusian song, Lamma Bada Yata Thanna. The first part will be history, then we'll move into the lyrics, drum rhythm, melody, and dancing. Handouts, including sheet music, will be available for a fee. You can get the sheet music in advance from http://www.bellydancesheetmusic.com/.
08-09
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Fifth Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts Once again, we send up an anguished wail for your most desolate, dolorous, and despairing songs. Prizes will be awarded before we succumb to sorrow. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Open Field Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Towe Youth combatants are welcome to come enjoy pick-up bouts, instruction and just fun fights in the evening session on the youth combat lists.
08-09
20:00
1.0 A&S 4 Two Brass Hats Went for a Walk Master Nigellus leHaie A quick discussion about our recent walk on the Camino, the Spanish pilgrimage, the Way of Saint James. We will discuss history, preparation and practical aspects of the Camino. Be sure to bring plenty of questions. We will bring some answers.
08-09
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, wandering troubadour, will be singing up a storm, with a little help from his friends! Featuring songs from his album "Hidden Gold". Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
20:00
0.75 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8pm -8:45pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-09
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent The Geometry Ball Lady Sally Wrenne Come join us for a selection of dances organized by shape. Dances will be divided into Circles, Squares, and Lines.
08-09
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion Lord Joshua MacDonald Join Clan Blue Feather once again for their annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion. Food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle and special prizes for the most fabulous garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb; just wear what makes you look your best!
08-09
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Ken and Lisa Theriot (Sir Kenneth and M. Adelaide) Pennsic Performing Arts Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie and Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont (recording artists Ken and Lisa Theriot) and friends perform historically-themed original music, as well as music about life in the Society. Songs like "Band of Brothers" (adapted from Shakespeare's Henry V) and "The Feast Song" have completely escaped them and become standards in kingdoms where Ken and Lisa have never actually set foot. Some stirring, some funny, some sad, some spooky, all entertaining!
08-10
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-10
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-10
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-10
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-10
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Italic Calligraphy Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of this beautiful and versatile late-period hand.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Figure-Drawing Salon Mistress Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Draw from live models in medieval poses. Practice your sketching, get feedback, or just relax and work on your drawing. Bring pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-10
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Known World Chatelaines' Meeting Baroness Desiderata Drake Come meet the new Society Chatelaine and talk to other Chatelaines from around the Known World to discuss issues, get ideas, and receive support.
08-10
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.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beaded Flowers Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature tea rose in the style of the beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Feastocrat 101 Lady Astridr vigaskegg So you want to be a feastocrat? This is a step-by-step class for those who are considering running their first feast! Handouts available.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 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, etc. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-10
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Wire Inlay in Metal and Wood Lord Anton LaFlamme de Saint Aubin The technique of embellishing the surface of metal or wood by inlaying wire is common in period, including many examples from the Timurid Dynasty. In this class, you will learn how to prepare the surface to receive inlay, and then inlay the wire and sheet to embellish the surface of your work. You will walk away with a finished item. Class size is limited to 15.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Gender Relationships in Heian Japan Lady Fujinami no Kaede An exploration of gender relationships in Heian (794 to 1185) Japan, including marital relationships, literature, and ownership of property.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medieval Sewing Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle Have you ever wanted to know how medieval clothing was actually constructed? Learn the techniques used to sew all varieties of clothing. This class focuses on the 14th-15th centuries in Western Europe, but the methods are applicable to other periods as well. This class is hands-on, no previous sewing experience needed! The 1st hour we will learn the stitches, the 2nd hour we will make a pouch using medieval materials. Please bring scissors if you have them.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Courts of Love, Law, and Equity Tristan le Chanticler Do Eleanor's Courts of Love in view of Henry's innovation of Courts of Equity reveal the birth of modern law in an epic 12th-century marital spat?
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Thorsberg Trousers: Pants That Last! Mistress Alicia Langland Tired of repairing pants that rip in unmentionable places? Then you’ll love these pants based on trousers from an Iron Age burial! Learn what you’ll need to make them yourself: fabrics, seams, pattern, and construction.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Knowing about Norman Sicily Baron Timothy Garagchan o'Leitrim There was a Norman invasion before England, and it involved the Mediterranean and Sicily. If your persona is vaguely related to the Crusades, the kingdoms of Italy, the Holy Roman Empire, or Normandy, this is a foundational course to lay a groundwork of political understanding.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Pennsic on 10 Modern Items or Less Jon Lackpenny Join me to see how I'm doing midweek, after bringing to Pennsic only as many modern items as I can count on my fingers! How and why I do this will be discussed. A wallet, keys, folder of class materials, lighter, some safety gear for the lists, and of course, a box of wine, lay out the foundation of my modern gear. What final few modern objects will I bring? I'm always comfortable and having fun despite not having modern "conveniences". Please join me to discuss it and share your own period tips. The definition of what constitutes a modern object will be a side discussion. Optional field trip to my camp may follow.
08-10
09:00
8.5 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $20 for card only, $30 including book.
08-10
09:00
1.5 A&S 15 Photographing Court: How to Be a Photo Ninja Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain Court is one of the most SCAdian things we do. As photographers, we want to capture the pageantry and the moments that only happen there. How do we do this without distracting from the medieval atmosphere? We will discuss the laws (mundane and Society), etiquette, technology (how to turn off lights/beeps, etc.), and techniques for getting that great shot while being unobtrusive.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Saints Lady Arastorm The saints of Anglo-Saxon England provide some of the funniest and most exciting stories available. The smith Dunstan was once said to have grabbed the devil by the nose with his pincers. Hermits and archbishops, warriors and abbesses, serial killers and herders of mice, martyrs, miracles and mayhem.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Italian Chaos Lord Wilhelm This is a chance to learn very simple dance steps that are all one needs to know to do a dance. They can be as simple or as complicated as the dancers desire. Knowing these allow the students to dance at balls and are starting points to learn other dances. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-10
09:00
6.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions' Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun The best of the Known World archers will compete in the Pennsic Archery Champions' shoot. Teams will compete in a 10-station roving range, an unknown distance shoot, and a friend-or-foe shoot.
08-10
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part B 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.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Christmas (Music) in July: Pt. 3 BVM Music Lady Siri Toivosdotter Bring your singing voice or instrument to a music-reading session featuring SCA-period Christmas/Yule music for 12th Night or Wassail that focuses on the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM). Public domain music, large handout provided for a small fee. This is a sequel to Christmas (Music) in July from Pennsic 42, 43, and 44.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-10
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace Throw THL Magnus de Londres Open to everyone able to throw. A round consists of 3 throws each of axe, knife and spear at hard targets. You will be permitted to throw 4 rounds throughout the days the competition is open or all within a single day. There will be a special range set-up just for this competition. Scoring will be a simple 3-­2-­1 system. If you stick, you get points.
08-10
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Loud Band Sensitivity Training: One on a Part Rufina Cambrensis Shawms can sing! Players of shawms, Rauschpfeiffen, sackbuts/trombones, dulcians, go a step beyond Loud and explore ensemble and listening skills. Everyone won't play every piece, but everyone will have a chance to play, and everyone will have a chance to listen in a supportive environment. Bring a chair.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Champions' Throw Countess Joleicia of Litchfield The Champions' Tourney is a War Point and as usual the format will be revealed at the time of the competition. The Champions' Tournament will consist of teams of 12 throwers taken from each side. This throw is open to champions from all the realms.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Scribal...A Family Affair THL Ismay Pond Hands-on; learn to scribe; includes brief history on scrolls and how they were used in period. Create and paint; family-friendly class. We will create paint from berries, use shells and learn how to illuminate a scroll.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's 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, 8/10, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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7.0 Artisan's Row A Period Pigment-Making Day Artisans Row Learn how to make pigments - even ochre - from Pennsic mud.
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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.
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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.
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2.0 A&S 2 Kamon: Designing and Documenting Japanese Armory Solveig Throndardottir Monshō-gaku: The history and æsthetics of Japanese heraldry. How to use available resources to design and document a pre-modern Japanese kamon. Do you want to design and register a real Japanese kamon? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture specific heraldic design resources? Then this class is for you. The College of Arms allows you to register armory appropriate for specific cultures by providing documentation. This is called an Individually Attested Pattern, and SENA specifically mentions Japanese armory. We will be discussing patterns found in pre-modern Japanese armory along with currently available resources for documenting them. We are reserving two hours to allow ample time for questions and discussion. This class is offered as part of the Heraldry Track.
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1.5 A&S 5 Dining With: Hands-On Culinary Anthropology Lady Kathryn Perry An in-depth discussion on how to form a cohesive group dedicated to producing a period-specific feast, including pitfalls and benefits. Includes discussion of research methodology, cooking techniques, and the discovery process involved in creating food that people really want to eat.
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1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Genealogy Roundtable Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen A discussion of medieval genealogy, sources and techniques as well as period examples. As a follow-up to past classes on medieval genealogy, this class will start with a review of techniques and sources and will culminate in a roundtable discussion.
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1.0 A&S 9 Those Crazy Neumes: Deciphering the Earliest Music Mistress Amelie d'Anjou The first notes were written as reminders by monks who had already learned the music by ear. We'll learn the names of some of the different squiggles, then compare them to current Gregorian chant notation to see how they match up. We'll watch the notation evolve as they gradually add staff lines, but lose something in the process. Bring a pencil.
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1.0 A&S 11 The Pair of Bodies and The Farthingale Lady Elena de la Palma The pair of bodies and the farthingale are major influences that shaped late period fashion (literally and figuratively). But what did they really look like? When did they first show up? What kind of extant examples do we have of them? This class will give a general sense of how these two items evolved during the late period, touching on construction, materials, and variations in use and style in the centers of European fashion - and doing a little myth busting along the way.
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1.0 A&S 12 La Verdadera Destreza Meet and Greet Lord Doroga Voronin This will be an informal gathering of Diestros and people of any level who share an interest in the Spanish fencing style of La Verdadera Destreza. Bring yourself, possibly a favorite resource/manual, or just a desire to meet others that practice or want to practice this art within the SCA. Light snacks will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 13 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion, at an event, that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
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2.0 Atlantian Royal (N40) Tallow Candles with Gwen and James THL Gwenllian Bengrych fetch Rhys Learn how to render suet, clarify tallow and dip candles.
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1.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Period-Like Printing with Computers THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the availability of modern typefaces for computers which approximate (or recreate) period-looking type. Printing in the SCA is one of the few aspects of our endeavor where we neglect period-ness, and in this class we will explore ways, using typefaces, art, and layout techniques, to make our publications look more period. (Please leave your Times New Roman and Helvetica at the gate!) Bring a thumb drive to class, so you can download any of the free fonts we discuss!
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1.0 Dance Tent Belicha Lord Maurin Lessault Belicha is an original choreography by Mistress Rosina del Bosco Chiaro, approximating the style of Italian dance from ca. 1400.
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1.0 Games Tent Alquerque THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A intro to one of the most prevalent board games in period. Similar in complexity to modern checkers.
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5.0 Good Friends Camp (Usually on St. Lawrence Way, east side of the Great Hall.) Coptic/Greek Bookbinding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn This Coptic/Greek bookbinding was popular from the 6th to the 12th centuries in the Middle East and Europe. Students will make their own book in this 5.5 hour-long class. No prior knowledge necessary, but will make it easier to do. All materials and tools provided by the instructor.
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1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
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1.5 Herald's Point (Low Rd and Great Eastern Hwy.) Pennsic Heraldic Walk - The Serengeti Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach Many camps at Pennsic go all out displaying their heraldry on silk, wood, stone, glass and more. We'll walk to various camps and discuss how they're using their heraldry, SCA heraldic traditions, and historic use of heraldry. We'll have tokens to reward our favorite displays. One tour will be on the 'Geti and another down in the Bog. Wear comfortable footgear.
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3.0 Main Battlefield Siege, Combat Archery, and Thrown Weapons Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This battle will consist of three scenarios: archery scenario, siege scenario, and combined scenario. Each scenario is allotted 30 minutes of fighting time. All of the usual heavy armor and weapon requirements apply. In these rules, the term “arrow” includes both arrows and crossbow bolts, and the term “pavise” includes both heavy combat shields and standing pavises. Combatants: There are three types of combatants: Siege engineers/crew, combat archers, and shieldmen. Engineers may target any enemy combatant, under usual siege rules. A siege engine has 3 hit points and takes hits only from other siege engines. Engineers should call out the number of hits the engine has received whenever it is struck. When an engine is destroyed by being struck, it must be removed from battle and made safe. When there are too few surviving engineers to safely fire an engine, that engine is immediately considered destroyed. Ammunition bags or clusters that are struck by opposing siege fire are destroyed for the duration of that scenario. At the start of a scenario, engineers may be at the ready, but engines may not be cocked or loaded. Engines may be moved during scenarios. Archers may target all the usual heavy weapon target zones (i.e., face, body, and limbs). Note: Arrows may not be used against siege engineers until Scenario 3. Tubular arrows and bolts may be gleaned. Siege ammo of all types may be gleaned. Shafted ammo might be re-­inspected during the siege scenario, depending on marshal availability. At the start of a scenario, archers may be at the ready, but bows may not be cocked or loaded. Shieldmen consist of shield carriers and pavise carriers. No rattan striking or thrusting weapons are permitted in this battle. All thrown weapons or objects must be inspected and passed before use. Inspected thrown weapons (e.g., javelins, including rattan-shafted javelins, axes, maces or "pork chops") are permitted, and must be thrown at a minimum distance of 10 feet. Hand-­held thrown rocks are not allowed. At no time may shieldmen contact, impede or directly harass opposing combatants, nor approach within 5 yards of a siege engine. Thrown weapons may be used against siege engineers Thrown weapons may be gleaned at any time. All shieldmen must carry only one pavise or shield. The pavise must remain with the combatant at all times (even during resurrection). If a pavise is struck by siege ammunition, it is destroyed along with any munitions or weapons stored behind it, and its carrier is dead. Pavises are impervious to arrows. Each side is limited to 30 shieldmen. Scenario 1: Combat Archery 30­-minute resurrection battle with no siege engines. Siege crew and engineers may take part in this battle if they are only throwing weapons. Victory condition: Control of a majority of buildings when time expires. Set-up: Open field with 5 village buildings. Each building has two doorways, which are on opposite sides. Arrows and thrown weapons must pass through doorways, not walls. Shieldmen may enter buildings, but only one may stand in any doorway. All combatants begin the battle along the resurrection line at the edge of the field. Resurrection is unlimited. At the conclusion of the battle, if there are opposing forces within a building, they will fight to the last man without exiting the building. If this engagement is inconclusive after 5 minutes, numerical superiority wins. Scenario 2: Siege 30­-minute non­-resurrection battle with no combat archery Set-up: Open field. Engine position is restricted by a forward line and back line, which will be marked for each side. The forward lines will be ­30­ yards apart, and the back lines will be 25 yards from the front lines. No more than 3 shieldmen are permitted per siege engine. Shieldmen must be 5 yards away from any engine. Shields may be lifted to block shots but fighter and shield are dead. Shieldmen may carry and use thrown objects. Siege crews may carry and throw objects per SCA rules. Destroyed engines must be removed from the field. Living crew or engineers may remain in combat if their engines are destroyed. Victory condition: (1) All opposing engines destroyed. (2) At the end of 30 minutes, the side with fewest destroyed engines wins. (3) In case of a tie, sudden death overtime: All shieldmen are removed and the first hit wins the scenario. Scenario 3: Combined battle 30-minute non­-resurrection battle. Set-up: Siege may shoot over building walls. Shieldmen may enter buildings. Only one shieldman in any doorway. All thrown objects and CA must go through doorways. Siege crews may be struck by thrown objects. Siege crews may throw objects in self defense. Combat archers may shoot at siege crews. Victory conditions: (1) Last man standing . (2) Control of a majority of buildings when time expires. Siege engines are destroyed by 3 siege hits. Destroyed engines must be removed from the field. Living crew or engineers may remain in combat to throw objects if their engines are destroyed. Field: Engine position is restricted by a forward line and back line, which will be marked for each side. The forward lines will be ­30­ yards apart, and the back lines will be 25 yards from the front lines. No more than 3 shieldmen are permitted per siege engine. Shieldmen must be 5 yards away from any engine. Shields may be lifted to block siege shots but fighter and shield are dead.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to beginners through the seasoned dancers who desire a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
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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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
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1.0 Paisley Peacock Body Arts Henna History and Application THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including traditions, materials, and techniques, and how you can use it yourself today. We will mix some henna in class, which for me (becoming a professional artist) was the hardest part to learn; everyone gets some to use and take.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "Of Love and Whimsy." The repertoire includes pieces by Morley, Marenzio, Scandello, Gesualdo, Dowland, and the ever-popular Anonymous. 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
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Gentlemen's Rapier Tournament Baroness Moira MacGillavery Come and compete to be the Man of the Moment, the Gentleman’s Gentleman, the Guy to Beat. While the ladies are competing in their tournament, come and join this tournament for gentlemen only. This will be a round robin format. Pennsic standard rules apply.
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2.0 Rapier List 2 Zen Warrior Ladies' Rapier Tournament THL Nerissa Della Badessa This is a rapier tournament for the Ladies of the Known World to fight for the title of Ladies' Rapier Champion.
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2.0 Rapier List 4 Fight Like You Mean It: Cut and Thrust Tourney THL Philipp Reimer vonWolfenbüttel Intended to showcase mastery of the art of defense, this Cut & Thrust tourney uses a points-based scoring system and the after-blow to ensure sound defensive technique. The tourney will be a standard, pooled, round robin, with the top fencers from each pool fighting off in a 2-pass, single-elimination final.
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6.0 Red List Known World Baronial Combat Champions' Tourney Master Maximilian der Zauberer A day to celebrate the Baronial Combat Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 45 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial adult and youth, Armored and Rapier champions. Set-up is at 9. Tentative schedule is 10 to 12 – Rapier; 12 to 1 – Youth; 1 to 4 – Armored.
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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!
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Whitework Illumination Mistress Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon Tips and tricks that will help scribes paint crisp, clean white embellishments on colored backgrounds. We will also experiment with monochromatic shaded and blended designs (cameo). But don't worry, I promise it will be as easy as painting inside the lines.
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1.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress 1/2 Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress Rehearsal; AMPI space in use.
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1.0 A&S 1 Concepts of Mental Health First Aid Fatima bint Abdulla An overview class, instructed by a licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner that teaches members of the public how to help a person with a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Intended to teach people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. In mental health crises, such as a person feeling suicidal, deliberately harming themselves, having a panic attack or being acutely psychotic, someone with appropriate mental health first aid skills may be able to reduce the risk of the person coming to harm. Additionally, increased public understanding of mental health problems may help decrease stigma and discrimination. This class does not include certification in Mental Health First Aid. See note -
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1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Gardening: An Introduction Baron Erec L'Claire An overview and introduction to medieval gardening, its topics, sources and values to our Society. Includes medieval gardening practices.
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1.5 A&S 6 Basic Kumihimo Lady Genovefa Gueiinniere For the beginner at kumihimo. This is a basic how to get started class. Materials and instruction will be available for those who need.
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1.0 A&S 7 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. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
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1.0 A&S 8 History of Painted Cloth and Printed Textiles Countess Brigit of Mercia A discussion with extant examples of the making and use of painted cloth and printed textiles in the Middle Ages. Documenting the spread of textile painting and printing from the Far East into Europe: the methods, the materials, the extant examples and the confusion. Please join Facebook group: Printed Textile Classes for Pennsic 45.
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1.0 A&S 9 Beyond Sumer Is I-Cumen In Mistress Rosalind Jehanne Learn some lesser known Middle English songs, including pronunciation, and a songbook. There are a wealth of Middle English songs for exploration. There will be a handout and we will hear as many as we can fit into an hour!
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1.0 A&S 10 Knowing about the War of the Sicilain Vespers Baron Timothy Garagchan o'Leitrim Later medieval Sicily saw a combined forces war that affected the highest political levels and the lowest tactical ones. Join to understand how the Sicilian Vespers may have affected your persona - even in far-away France.
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2.0 A&S 11 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair 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.
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1.0 A&S 12 Stalking the Wild Audience Dr Henry Best Performers: Learn how to track, capture, tame, and ultimately entertain that most elusive of creatures, the free-range audience. All the secret tools and techniques you need to hunt your prey in its natural habitats, from camp, to revel, to feast hall, to court, with an introduction to the toughest venue of them all, the street.
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1.0 A&S 13 Homeless Monks: The Mendicant Revolution Master Victor of Shrewsbury In the early 13th century two men challenged a church council edict and radically changed the face of western monasticism for centuries to come. The influence of Francis and Dominic is still evident today.
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2.0 A&S 15 Exchequer 101 THL Bojei Temur Were you told, “Just put expense A on line 15 – it’s easy!”? Have you ever been confused by SCA financial reports? Would you like to understand them? This is a short explanation of accounting for Exchequers with a demonstration on how to keep the books for a small group.
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1.0 A&S 17 Introduction to Royalty in the SCA Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna One of the things that makes Pennsic stand out from other events is the large number of Royals and Royal Peers in attendance from all over the Knowne World. To many, they are the “stars” of the SCA that many only get to see from a distance. This is your opportunity to not only meet some of them, but to talk to them and ask them questions. It is something that you will not soon forget!
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1.5 Dance Tent Squilina Lord Maurin Lessault Squilina is an unusual, fun, and energetic dance for three by Fabritio Caroso. Knowledge of 16th-century footwork highly recommended.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, Rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
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1.0 A&S 1 Basic Fiber Preparation and Spinning Techniques THL Kateline Eliot Hands-on demonstration and discussion about how to prepare different types of fiber for spinning on a spindle or a wheel. Discussion includes animal and plant fibers ranging from wool and silk to cotton and bast fibers (flax, hemp). The entire process of preparation will be discussed from washing to preparing to spin including methods and tools.
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1.0 A&S 2 Intro to Conflict Checking Armory Mistress Marie de Blois This class will cover the basics of conflict checking. We'll talk about the types of charge groups and how to identify them. We'll talk about some approaches to conflict checking, and how to define the possible set of conflicts by working backwards from the Rules. By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to break a piece of armory into charge groups and how to find and evaluate possible items that a submission could conflict with.
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1.0 A&S 3 What's in a Robe? Lette de Cherselawe High-status English in 13th-14th century wore items described in clothing lists as "robes". What was meant by this and what are the implications?
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3.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné Enameling: Torch-Fired Lady Tiramala Devi Students will be introduced to the technique, tools, and materials of cloisonné enamel. Kits are available for students to create a small piece of their own. You are encouraged to bring wire working tools such as pliers and cutters.
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1.0 A&S 5 Viking Age Textile Tools THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of textile tools found in Norse and neighboring sites. We will look at cards, combs, looms, loom weights, shears, shuttles, skein-winders, smoothing stones, spindles, and whorls from Birka, Coppergate, Dublin, Hedeby, Lund, Novgorod, Oseberg and Ribe.
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3.0 A&S 7 SCA History Roundtable Mistress Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir This roundtable will give those interested in documenting the history of the SCA and individual groups a place to come together to discuss ideals for preserving our history.
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1.0 A&S 8 Nap/Story Time with Tempus Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is an hour with Tempus. Good time to have a nap while he rambles on about anything. Adventure, excitement and really wild things... Maybe some hand-kissing and stories of travel; might do some science, or hear about his cabins. Or it may just be a good time for an afternoon nap.
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1.0 A&S 9 Baba Yaga: Not for the Faint of Heart Lady Katrusha Skomorokha We all know the stories, but what was the history of the Baba Yaga? Where did her stories come from and why? Come to the class to learn more.
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1.5 A&S 10 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona Lady Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
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1.0 A&S 12 Takin' It to the Street Dr Henry Best In period, in the SCA, or modernly, there can be no tougher venue than street performing and passing the hat, and none more rewarding to the artist. Persons taking this class will be entitled to an individual field lab session in the Pennsic marketplace, in which Dr Best will personally assist you in attempting your act on the street.
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1.0 A&S 13 You Are What You Eat: Humoral Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta An overview of the theory of balancing the human condition through food.
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1.0 A&S 17 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!
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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.)
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0.75 Kempe's Sign (W03) Nine Days Wonder: Day 7 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour Down Runestone Hill, around north part of lake. Start location: Corner of Servant's Path & Low Rd. (across from coffee). Stop: Y-intersection of Roman Rd. & Great Eastern Hwy. (W06/E15)
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent The Yin and Yang of Middle Eastern Dance Lady Erzulie In this 2-hour class, Lady Erzulie and Lady Serene will bring together the Yin and Yang of Middle Eastern dance: structure and musicality, to help you create a Middle Eastern dance style that is both personal and connected with history. Want to know culturally appropriate steps to use with Middle Eastern rhythms? What steps naturally go with Saidii, Karsilama, Zar (and more)? Lady Erzulie will show us several classic movement combinations to help us add structure to our dance. Does improve excite or frighten you? Learn to hear variations in music and use your intuition to bring musicality into your dance style. Lady Serene will lead us through several improvisation and musicality explorations.
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1.0 Orluk Oasis Circle Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's have fun circle drumming. We will create songs, using Near-Eastern rhythms as base - well, most of the time - and play around them. Open to all levels. Bring any type of drums. Kids are welcome, but please bring your grownup.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. Five-part class. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a movement or two at the Known World Choirs Performance. Sponsored by the Known World Choir. Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 8/4, 4-5 pm; 8/5, 12-1 pm; 8/7, 12-1 pm; 8/9, AMPI, 3-4 pm (bring a chair); 8/10, 12-1 pm.
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress 2/2 Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress Rehearsal; PAT space in use.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with less than three years from their first rapier authorization, who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for rapier prowess, and who has never won a rapier tourney at a published SCA event. The tourney will be run as a multiple-bearpit tourney. Prizes will be awarded. Note: This tournament will take place on the main battlefield near the rapier field
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2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 The Laundry Project: Linens Mistress Maudeleyn Godeliva Taillour Starting at Gulf Wars, I have been experimenting with how few clothes I can have at War by washing, brushing, airing, etc. I also have tried "recipes" for cleaning from period manuals. I will demonstrate washing, and some of the successes (and failures) for my experiments. Bring a white linen garment to wash!
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1.5 Dance Tent Furioso all'Italiano Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Furioso all'Italiano, an elegant and elaborate 16th-century Italian dance for sets of three couples. Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scroll Personalization without Modernization Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt Ever want to make a scroll special for the recipient but didn't want to do something so modern that it doesn't look like it came out of a manuscript or even out of history? In this class students will learn techniques to create scrolls that will have a personalized touch without losing the period aspects. We will touch on how to come up with ideas for personalization and decide what elements to add/subtract to and from period manuscript illuminations as well as how to inhabit an illumination with images of the recipients.
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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!
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2.0 A&S 1 Baltic-style Patterned Warp-faced Weaving THL Kateline Eliot Class focuses 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.
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1.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking Armory with the Complex Search Mistress Marie de Blois This class will cover the uses of the Complex Search Form for the online O&A. We'll talk about categories, features, where to find them, and how to apply them for the fastest conflict checking ever. By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to use the Complex Search Form to find conflicts quickly.
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1.0 A&S 3 Chivalry Then and Now Master Alan Fairfax Chivalry is a key ideal in the SCA. However, different people have different ideas about what chivalry means. The same thing was true in the Middle Ages. We'll spend time learning about some of the debates about chivalry in period and what they can teach us about our own ideals.
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1.0 A&S 5 Powering Medical Devices at Pennsic Master Phillip the Pilgrim How to power your CPAP machine or other medical device in the middle of camp at Pennsic without an extension cord.
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1.0 A&S 6 Designing and Building a Pavilion THL Philippa Montague An overview of medieval and Renaissance tent and pavilion styles, based on what we see in period portraits and in a few surviving examples. The presenters will discuss their experience in building a variety of pavilions. After the class, students are welcome to visit several pavilions on-site to continue discussion of design details and challenges.
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2.0 A&S 8 Runes: Elder/Anglo-Saxon Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Runes: the Elder Futhark. From the origin(s) of runes to the early Viking period, these characters have not only been used for mundane purposes (business correspondence and shipping labels, indicating ownership of jewelry, etc.) but also for magic. We will explore both angles in this class, as well as the origins and meanings of the individual runes themselves. The Anglo-Saxon Futhark was derived from the Scandinavian-Continental Germanic Elder Futhark. These have the earliest documented rune names, and perhaps the widest variety in rune numbers and forms.
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1.0 A&S 9 The New Bard's Road Map Lord Drake Oranwood A how-to primer for new or aspiring bards. Developing a repertoire, finding performance opportunities, seeking mentors and patrons, gaining visibility, becoming part of the bardic community.
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2.0 A&S 11 Make a St. Birgitta Coif THL Sarai Tindall Make a simple linen coif appropriate for all classes of women from the 13th-15th centuries. Recommended: knowledge of basic hand-sewing.
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1.0 A&S 12 Sources et Recherches pour la SCA Lady DeirdreRuadh I. MhicAnMhadaidh Class given in French. Historical sources and how to do research papers. Welcome to everyone, particularly if you want to practice your French skills.
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1.0 A&S 13 Button Up! Mistress Helena Sibylla This class will cover the techniques used to make self-stuffed cloth buttons appropriate for clothing from the 14th century onward. We will also use the buttonhole stitch to make hand-sewn buttonholes.
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1.0 A&S 15 Banchetti Ravioli Master Basilius Phocas A ravioli made of beef fat, eggs, cheese, raisins, and spices for covering all kinds of fowl or by itself. A ravioli made from capon breast, hard cheese, fatty cheese, pork belly, eggs, herbs in oil, and spices. A ravioli made with Swiss chard, hard cheese, eggs, sugar, and spices.
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1.0 A&S 17 SCA 101: Nothing Bad Happens In Court Baron Marcus Claudius Cincinnatus The general ins and outs of court the SCA, and why you shouldn't be nervous.
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1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Itamae: Japanese Meal Planning and Execution Solveig Throndardottir Samurai Chef: Meal planning, service, and structure. Includes various types of meals, when and by whom they would be eaten, rituals, and etiquette. What is Honzen Ryōri? What are Tenshin? Replicating a pre-modern meal involves more than just cooking a bunch of pre-modern recipes. Pre-modern meals were composed of a variety of food items assembled together and presented in a manner specific to a particular culture, the occasion of the meal itself, and often reflected dietary theory along with religious and secular strictures. We will discuss the structure of pre-modern Japanese meals, the various types of meals consumed, and the cultural background for these meals.
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1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music with Director Emeritus Erlan Nordenskald of the Known World Choir. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/11, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Vocal Projection and Presence Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont Getting more attention and more volume from your "instrument". Care and feeding, period singing style, stage fright, and more. Heralds welcome, too!
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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4.0 Rapier List 2 Atlantian 5-Man Melée Master Connor Levingstoune A Pennsic tradition. Bring your best five-person rapier team and compete against the Known World. No more than two Masters of Defense per team. (This does not include Chiv, BR, DS, MoB, OGR, or WS. Yes, you can have your "5 Left-Handed Knights" so long as there are less than two MoD in the mix.) We will split the field into at least four fields to run separate Round Robins to advance the top two teams into a single elimination finale. DFB will be in effect. Knee walking to engagement will be in effect. No RBG or combat archery. Have a team name, or our MoLs will name you. If you don't have a team we will find you a team. Special Twist: Each field will have a special bonus team made up of 5 MoD from that list. (If there are not 5, the marshal will hand-pick their Champions.) They will fight each team in that list. While they cannot advance, if your team defeats them, you will automatically be added to the final Single Elim Finale.
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2.0 Rapier List 4 By the Book Tourney Master Maximilian der Zauberer It’s time once again for the annual By the Book rapier tournament where scholars take the prize. Whether you’re a fan of Fabris or an advocate of Agrippa, come out and show off your studies. Fabulous prizes will be given to the best period style, best period dress and the most wins.
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2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Baronial Thrown Weapons Champions Tournament THL Magnus de Londres A thrown weapons tournament between the Baronial Champions of the Known World.
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1.0 University-Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
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3.0 West Battlefield Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tournament Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn Sign-in table opens at 12:00 pm. Roses, Diamonds, Edelweiss, etc., are welcome to be a part of the tourney as are all sitting Queens and Princesses, both Heirs and Territorials who are not yet members of the Orders. Each Rose will sponsor one Unbelted Heavy Fighter and one Non-MOD\White Scarf (or WS equivalent) Duellist. To answer the question before it is asked - we have chosen to include the WS\Ogre\Etc. in with the MOD for this year and possibly next. Please contact me if you have any further questions on the topic. The tourney will be run in a Bedford points-style to maximize the number of bouts for the fighters. The tourney will be run to Atlantian/Eastern standards.
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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.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
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1.0 A&S 2 On the Evolution of Jewish Names Lord Eleazar ha-Levi This class shows how Jewish names evolved from the simple names used in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament to Christians) through the Greco-Roman period and into a variety of European and Middle Eastern cultures. The class is intended for persons trying to develop a registerable Jewish name and for heralds as a help with clients working with clients who want a Jewish persona.
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1.5 A&S 3 Nalbinding Rings and Spots Mistress Ose Silverhair There are more ways than stripes to enhance your nalbinding! Take your projects to the next level by adding colored rings and spots. Stitches will not be taught, so you must know at least one stitch to participate. We will discuss how your choice of stitch affects your outcome. Bring 2 nalbinding or darning needles if you have them, as we will be working with 2 colors at once.
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1.5 A&S 5 Photographers' Roundtable Master Phillip the Pilgrim Want to take better SCA photos? Want to talk shop with other photographers? Come hang out for a chat. No topic too big, no camera too small.
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1.5 A&S 6 German Saxon Gown Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword The construction techniques and layers I used to create the iconic German Saxon Gown of the 1520s from skin out.
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1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Arts In Your Persona THL Emer ingen ui Aidan Discussion on how to adapt period works to fit your personal SCA persona and bardic repertoire, from using period sources as inspiration for original pieces (song, poetry, and/or storytelling) to transliterating, abridging, and "re-poeticizing" period works for the modern ear.
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2.0 A&S 10 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 (New research! New patterns!). Fee includes handout and materials. The number of kits is limited, but the class is open to all (or as many as will fit).
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1.0 A&S 12 Building Yurts on a Budget Lord Phelan Wayfarer Learn all you need to know in order to build and decorate a quality yurt on a budget. We will discuss building materials, design options, and cost-saving methods so that almost anyone can own their own custom-built yurt. Class handout will include a full and comprehensive shopping list as well as detailed instructions and plans to get you started.
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1.0 A&S 13 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of what is good and not so good to give to seated royalty.
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1.0 A&S 15 16th-C Working Class Women's Garb Across Europe Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza What's the difference between 16th-century Italian, German, Lowlands, and English garb? What's similar across all of them? We will walk you through the pieces of a typical working woman's ensemble head to toe.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Dance Ariana de Gallo Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns and then teach simple English Country Dances. Dances include Gathering Peascods, Sellenger's Round and Goddesses.
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2.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion (Atlantian Royal Artisans Easement/N40) Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to weave on one of a smaller and more human scale. Using the warp we created in the previous class, we'll be working in pairs, learning how to weave a tabby weave, with discussions on working with more complex weaves. We'll have space for up to 12 people working hands-on. This is a follow-up class for the "Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom" class.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 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
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3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Known World Harp Celebration Pennsic Performing Arts Come celebrate the harp! Harpers of the Known World will display the wonders of the instrument we love. Open to all harpers of the Known World! Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
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1.0 University-Battlefield Johannes Liechtenauer Longsword 101 Master Geoffrey Athos von Ulm This is an introductory class to the longsword of Master Liechtenauer and will cover footwork, guards and master cuts.
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1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Learn to Spin Morwenna O Hurlihie Focusing on the park and draft method, we’ll walk through the basics of how to spin wool into yarn.This is intended for people who have never spun before, or people who need a refresher from that spindle you bought 3 years ago and never quite figured out. We will focus on basic spinning techniques, not necessarily period techniques. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Painting Italian Renaissance Gems and Pearls Mistress Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon Learn how to paint trompe l'oeil strands of pearls and gems in golden settings as often seen in the borders of Italian Renaissance manuscript pages. It's not as hard as it looks!
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1.0 A&S 1 Meet the Mayor Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy Meet and ask questions of the Mayor of Pennsic.
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1.5 A&S 2 Coronation Ceremonies from Period Sources Baron Steffan ap Kennydd Creating "authentic-as-possible" SCA coronation ceremonies from period ordines. Methods and philosophies of secularizing period liturgies. Examples and sources. The presenter has designed several successful "verbatim as possible" ceremonies in several kingdoms for Anglo-Saxon, Holy Roman Empire, English, Danish, and other personas.
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4.0 A&S 4 Cuttlebone Bronze Casting Lady Naomi bat Avraham Cuttlebone is a very easy-to-carve, period material for metal casting. Students will be carving molds and the instructor will be casting bronze into the molds. No carving experience is needed, as cuttlebone can be carved with a pencil or similar tool.
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1.0 A&S 7 Building a Household: An Oldcastle Model Duchess Melisande de Belvoir There are many kinds of households in the Society. We will discuss several of them, focusing primarily on Clan Oldcastle, the one I know best.
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1.0 A&S 8 Conversational Russian Lady Lada Monguligin The class will cover the Russian alphabet and basic modern-day Russian conversational phrases, responses and questions. After that, we will go over words and phrases more related to the SCA which can be used to flavor one’s persona. There will be time reserved at the end of the class for questions.
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1.0 A&S 9 Responsible Performing in the SCA THL Sophia the Orange Learn the balance between being a spotlight hog and waiting to be invited to perform. Learn to work with event staff, Royalty, and Baronage to schedule when and where your performance will enhance the event. You may be brilliant, but don’t risk grandstanding even by mistake.
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2.0 A&S 11 Build Replica Arrow Retrieved from English Ship Lord archer bear horseman of rockbr Build your own replica of the arrow retrieved from the sunken 1550's English ship called the Mary Rose. No modern jigs used.
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3.0 A&S 12 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.
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1.0 A&S 13 Largess Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of largess that is greeted with smiles and those that get quizzical looks.
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1.0 A&S 15 Consorting for the Fighter Countess Zanobia Fiorentini Most of the consorting classes that are offered tend to be directed towards the non-fighter half of the team. This never really seemed all that fair, so I will be teaching a class on Consorting for the Fighter. This will be a moderator-led discussion, covering topics such as understanding your role as consort, recommended areas of communication, and points to consider when choosing a consort! Fighters and non-fighters are both invited to participate.
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2.0 Battlefield Destreza: Spanish Fencing Circle Use & Footwork Lord Doroga Voronin This class will drill the footwork used within the Spanish fencing style of La Verdadera Destreza. We will cover the Spanish concepts of distance, the various types of circles used by the historic masters, the use of angles and curves within the circle, and possible ways to integrate these concepts into your fencing practice. Wear comfortable clothes/shoes to move and drill in. No armor or swords required. Material will be appropriate for any level, but most relevant to beginner or intermediate.
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1.0 Dance Tent Contentezza D'Amore Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contentezza D'Amore, one of the most beautiful of the 16th-century balli! I will be teaching the version from Nobiltà di Dame, Master Caroso's second book, wherein he corrects all the errors of his first; if you think you already know it, be warned! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
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1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 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.
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1.0 Games Tent Card Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll review card games and let you practice playing them. If you have a game you want to learn, come and ask.
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3.0 General Archery 4th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot Lord Naran Numuchi Competition with period archery equipment only. No attached or built-in arrow rests, no pistol grips, no plastic arrow nocks. Longbows (includes Yumis), static-eared recurves ("horsebows"), other period recurves, if any, and crossbows. Bow types will shoot against the same category. Flight Shoot (best of your six arrows/bolts), Roving Clout, Manchu Tunken (five concentric circles pressure fitted inside one another target. A clean shot will knock out only the bulls-eye. Requires one (1) 3/4" rubber-blunted arrow or bolt.), Turkish puta, wands or wreathes. Full period RR shoot. Garb and archery kit must match for time period and culture, i.e., no Vikings shooting Yumis. Prizes for each bow type and a prize for Best Ensemble of garb and archery kit.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work started in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its inaugural Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday; dress rehearsal Thursday. More information on site. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/11, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDF available prior to Pennsic. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Siri Toivosdotter
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1.0 Rapier List 3 Lefty Fencing 101 Lord Cyrus Augur Learn the secrets of lefty fencing, and how a fight changes. For all skill levels and hand preferences.
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2.0 Touch The Earth Non-European Dance and Music in the SCA Context Mistress Dame Hauviette d'Anjou A collaboration of musicians, singers and dancers present their knowledge to date in a discussion format with examples of research, images, and scores, if possible. Some actual performing will take place. The teachers may change depending on availability so feel free to attend both classes. We will be approaching the discussion of SCA culture and research (or lack thereof) as a concern.
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2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Roman Tavern Food Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia An "in private camp" class about the everyday food of everyday Romans. Discussion and sampling of foods that would have been found in taverns at Pompeii during the Empire.
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2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Alumni Tourney Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Towe Open to all adult authorized graduates of the Youth Combat program. Tourney format TBD.
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2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament THL Magnus de Londres Limited to youth ages 5-15; 30 total participants. Parent/guardian must be there.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Visualizing Scrolls from Manuscripts Baroness Helena Mützhasenin Start from an illuminated manuscript page and turn it into a scroll blank. Learn how to "see" the space for words in a busy manuscript page.
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1.0 A&S 1 Watching Fighting for the Non-Fighter Count Thorson Sometimes watching fighting is confusing. We'll explain the general rules of the list and see how some shots look good, but aren't.
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1.0 A&S 3 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.
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1.0 A&S 5 Elizabethan Working Clothes Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy Nothing's as impressive as full-bore late-period finery, but save your silks and farthingales for courts and dancing. This class will discuss choices of attire for pitching tents, cooking over a fire, going to the market, etc., including options for the range of climes that Pennsic can contain. This is not a clothing construction class, though sources for patterns and materials are included in the handout, and details of fit may be discussed.
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1.5 A&S 6 Introduction to Spoon Carving Duke Gavin Kilkenny A hands-on introduction to techniques for carving spoons and other treenware from green wood. Participants are encouraged to bring their own knives. We will be carving green wood blanks to make simple spoons by using hand axes and knives.
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1.0 A&S 7 Very Basic Naalbinding THL Ibrahim al-Rashid Introduction to naalbinding for those with no prior experience. Naalbinding is a craft which creates a stretchy fabric by using a large sewing needle and yarn. This predates knitting and is found in a variety of medieval cultures. I will demonstrate a simple naalbinding stitch (Oslo stitch) and discuss the basic techniques.
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1.0 A&S 8 14th-Century Apocalypse Mistress Giovanna Adimari The 14th century was one of the most tumultuous times in history. People of that time literally believed the end of the world was upon them. Learn about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how they manifested themselves through this century. Topics will include famine, pestilence, war and death!!
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium #3: Authenticity's Role in Bardic Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 3: Role of Authenticity in the Bardic Arts. Are there ways of making an original bardic work more period sounding - either in terms of subject matter, word choice, or musicality? Are there corresponding ways of making it less noticeably modern? Are there period poetic forms that lend themselves to song or story? Are there sources of period music that could be adapted for new songs? Lead Presenter: Master Efenwealt Wystle
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1.0 A&S 10 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, and enjoy a tasting of some new selections this year of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations! Note: Over 21 only.
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2.0 A&S 13 Peerage Roundtable Discussion Master Liam St. Liam What are peerages? How do they happen and who are these people anyway? This will also be a roundtable, discussion-based class with insight from multiple kingdoms. It is intended for peers, non-peers and SCA beginners. There will definitely be some interkingdom anthropology involved.
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1.0 A&S 15 Why Never to Make a Bargin with Loki Sarah Barringer An analysis of Loki's silver-tongued bargains and bedevilry as expressed in the Poetic and Prose Eddas.
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1.0 Dance Tent Inns of Court Master Stefan of Cambion These are easy dances, mostly at walking speed, that were done in Elizabethan London by the gentry and nobility at revels. No experience necessary.
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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.
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2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (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+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 46 Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players are seeking actors to audition for Pennsic 46 production. Audition for Shakespeare's classic comedy featuring some of his most memorable characters. Falstaff sets out to seduce two wives of the town. How will they respond? How will their husbands respond? It is about love, seduction, jealousy, revenge, with hilarious and a great resolution. Audition material will be provided.
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2.0 Rapier List 4 Greybeards Fencing Tournament Lord Jehanleblanc The return of the Greybeards fencing tournament for all fencers 55 years and over!
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2.0 South Battlefield Fiore/Lichtenauer Longsword Tourney Master 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!
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1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Beyond Axe, Knife and Spear THL Magnus de Londres Tent stakes, military shovels, farm implements, pizza cutters and the Ostgardr Deadly Ninja Throwing Chickens. Show-and-tell for weird thrown weapons to demonstrate, pending marshal approval.
08-10
17:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginner Russian Calligraphy Lady Lada Monguligin The basics of medieval Russian calligraphy. Learn the basics of writing the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. There will also be a handout for Russian-style English alphabet. The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people. Please bring your calligraphy supplies if you have them. I will have a limited amount of loaner nibs and/or markers and paper.
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Live Like a Viking to Dress Like a Viking Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Spend an hour looking beyond the limited extant textile pieces and get answers to... Would they have worn this? Be prepared to think outside of the box a bit and learn a bit about a day in the life of a Norse woman to style and dress as a modern-day "Viking" in the SCA and other re-enactment settings. Use archaeological evidence, literary references and living history experience to help find ways to "fill in the gaps" from burial ensembles to everyday clothing and accessories.
08-10
17:00
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.
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Bog University RoundUp Roundtable Master Elias Gedney Open roundtable to discuss how the new Bog University track worked out this year. Plans for continuing or expanding the classes. Open to all interested.
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Your Persona in an Hour Lady Katherine Ashewode What questions should you ask to create and develop your persona? Where can you find the answers? Come and find out! Research newbies and library veterans are both welcome!
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories like "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others.
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Science of Food Preservation Master Tristan de Worrell Not a "how-to" but a "how-come?" class. We will look at medieval preservation techniques with modern knowledge, see what worked and why, and where the risks were. We will also try to shed light on some modern ideas of food preservation as they relate to re-creating medieval preserved foods.
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 10 Known World Beekeepers' Gathering Lord Henricus Guotman Join fellow beekeepers to swap tips and tales from the field. Please bring a sample of your own honey to share.
08-10
17:00
3.0 A&S 11 Intermediate Henna Body Art Lady Parvati Chandravanshi Having mastered mixing and design basics, this class will be a "boot camp" of motifs, styles, and finding your individual voice in henna.
08-10
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intermediate ECD: Four-Couple Lord Ari Thorbrandsson We'll cover Nonesuch and Lord of Carnarvon's Jeg, then other Playford dances depending on time and number of dancers. Advanced beginners welcome.
08-10
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Cantore Borealis Pennsic Performing Arts Cantore Borealis is a pick-up choir performing music that celebrates the SCA tradition and culture. We form up each year at Pennsic, with a base of performers from Northshield, but we welcome others. We select music and rehearse most afternoons at Pennsic creating harmonies and counter melodies as we go. Stop by Northshield populace camping to audition if interested in singing with us.
08-10
17:00
2.0 Rapier List 3 Don Edmond the Lame's Memorial Two-Hander Tourney Master Caine Ramsey Come join us as Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld hosts the 3rd Annual Don Edmond the Lame's Memorial Tourney. Bring your mighty two-handed blade and prepare for battle. This will be a round robin tourney. Double kills will be re-fought once. If you double again, both competitors will take a loss.
08-10
17:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Dumbek Battle Malik (Mark DeFilippo) Calling all dumbek players! Intermediate and heavy hitters alike! Bring your dumbek and prepare for war. Everyone puts their name in the dumbek. We pick two names and it’s on. Participants play a phrase and your opponent answers, while onlookers help support with a background rhythm. This class is a blast! Thanks to Carmine T Guida for inventing this class and allowing me to continue the tradition.
08-10
17:00
1.5 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Oh Those Wacky Spinsters: The Distaff Gospels THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with the local women during their nightly spinning circle, and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18.
08-10
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Graduation Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see our Fools' School Graduation! All of the fools have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure. (Fools' School meets daily: 10-11 am, 8/2-8/10, at the Amphitheater.)
08-10
18:00
2.0 Ansteorra Royal (N06) Ansteorra's Chili Party Mistress Seraphina Maslowska Ansteorra's Chili Party, Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6 pm.
08-10
18:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
08-10
18:00
1.0 A&S 14 Master Chirurgeon Meeting Chirurgeon Instructor Master Chirurgeon Meeting.
08-10
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent Advanced Gresley Dances Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Dances from the 1500 Gresley Manuscripts. These dances will require some dance experience but they will be fun.
08-10
18:00
3.0 East Kingdom Pavillion (Battlefield) East Kingdom Court Countess Joleicia of Litchfield In the East Kingdom Pavilion on the battlefield.
08-10
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent David Anthony, The Creepy Bard Pennsic Performing Arts Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey. With David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, and Robyn Lockwood, Accompanist. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-10
18:30
1.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony Mistress Asalah al-Hina Private event
08-10
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 but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
08-10
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 Historical Brewing Roundtable Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom This is not a competition, but a meeting requested by several brewers last year as a forum where we could focus on period drinks. Not restricted to alcoholic beverages. Are you just starting out, and want honest, gentle feedback? Come join us! Proud to have brewed all-grain for the first time, but want to take it to "the next step" in period-ness? Come and join us! Redacted a period recipe, and want others to see and sample? Come join us!
08-10
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.
08-10
19:00
2.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
08-10
19:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Period Lamp and Blowpipe Soldering, Plus Welding Lord T W Using charcoal blocks, braze and weld with lamp and blowpipe.
08-10
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.
08-10
20:00
3.0 Rapier Tent MoD Interkingdom Behavior Normalization Meeting Master Maximilian der Zauberer Masters of Defense and their significant others are invited to attend this informal meeting to discuss MoD things, and other things, or anything. This is not a closed meeting. Others are welcome to drop by. Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments to share.
08-10
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.
08-10
23:15
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Tech and Lighting Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-11
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Gav je Hajduk Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-11
08:00
1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
08-11
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-11
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-11
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Lists open for melee activities.
08-11
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Gilded Letters Mistress Alicia Langland Want your calligraphy to really shine? Your letters will when you gild them! Chrysography, the art of writing letters in gold, was used in manuscripts from the eighth century on. This advanced class requires experience using dip pens. All materials provided.
08-11
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.
08-11
09:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the one War Point for each shoot.
08-11
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-11
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking with the Complex Search THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana For heralds who already know the basics of conflict checking, this class will use the Complex Search to more quickly find potential conflicts.
08-11
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Braies and Chausses for the Practical Reenactor Jon Lackpenny Affordably recreating the world depicted in the Maciejowski Bible is something that is easier than it sounds. General methods for recreating clothes, camps, weapons and armor will be discussed along with specific methods for making braies which more accurately recreate what we see in primary sources and which are much more practical for real-life use than commercially available options. Anyone with a late 11th- to early 14th-century persona is encouraged to attend. No sewing skills necessary.
08-11
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Mozzarella, 30-Minute Process Mistress Isabella della Rosa Mozzarella is a fresh cheese requiring a few tools and ingredients. This cheese can be made in camp. I'll show you how.
08-11
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Seeþing Sope -or- How to Boil Medieval Soap Lady Elska á Fjárfelli Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
08-11
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Freya: Money, Sex, and Magic Sarah Barringer An analysis of the Norse god Freya's illicit love, wealth, and sedir magic, using her appearances in the Poetic and Prose Eddas.
08-11
09:00
3.0 Atlantian Royal (N40) Creating Pigments - Period Style Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A brief discussion, using period and modern resources, about how pigments were created in period plus a discussion and demonstration of modern alternatives and methods for creating a reasonable facsimile of a period palette. Includes studio time to experiment with tools and materials as well as sample painting using the pigments. This is a drop in-drop out class, demo with participation opportunities.
08-11
09:00
0.75 Dance Tent Youth Dance Mistress Serafina Alamanni It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances that are fun for all ages. (Youth under 12 require a responsible adult present by Pennsic U rules.)
08-11
09:00
6.0 Great Hall A&S War Point King Kenric aet Essexe For the second year in a row, the Artisans and Scientists throughout the Known World have the chance the compete for a War Point! Teams were pre-selected from throughout their Kingdoms and allies. Each eight-person team may have up to three Laurels competing, and all displays are anonymous. All are welcome to view, and anyone with a Kingdom-level A&S award may vote! The War Point takes place on Thursday, August 11, at the Great Hall from 9-3.
08-11
09:00
1.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodworking: Older Work-Holding Devices THL Kai SaerPren A discussion of older or primitive work-holding devices and methods for working with wood. Holding the wood still while pounding a mortise chisel into it is only the start. Modern vices are nice, but what did they use in period? Will cover an array of setups to cover most needs.
08-11
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-11
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace Throw Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Open to everyone able to throw. A round consists of 3 throws each of axe, knife and spear at hard targets. You will be permitted to throw 4 rounds throughout the days the competition is open or all within a single day. There will be a special range set-up just for this competition. Scoring will be a simple 3-­2-­1 system. If you stick, you get points.
08-11
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Master Robyn Solarius Shawms, sackbuts and curtals - oh my! The traditional gathering of loud instruments for group ensemble playing continues. Not for beginners. Bring music if you have any ensemble pieces you might like to try. Bring a chair.
08-11
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Redaction: A Recipe for Scrolls - Second Course Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena In this class we'll look at different illuminations and learn how to identify what the design elements are for each style. We'll also learn how to use parts of a larger illumination to create a scroll. Illumination styles: Puzzle Initials, Black Hours, Grisaille, Acanthus Leaf.
08-11
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Sticks and Strings Day Artisans Row 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.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Naalbinding: Beyond Oslo Stitch THL Eluned verch Angor For those with a solid understanding of naalbinding and who would like to learn additional stitches as well as discuss some methods of the construction of items such as mittens and socks. Yarn and some spare needles will be available. Best to bring your own favourite needle. Instructor is right-handed.
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Parenting Connection Group Lady Dianimh Ban All families welcome. If you are interested in breastfeeding support or if you would like to learn how to use a baby carrier, come join us. If you are a support person or educator, come and hang out and help each other with parenting trials and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and baby-wearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favorite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional baby-wearing.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Cheese from a Gallon of Milk: Feta Cheese Mistress Isabella della Rosa From a gallon of milk a variety of cheeses can be made. When adding rennet and some bacterial cultures you select varieties such as cottage cheese, muenster, feta, or cream cheese. This project is to share how simple a fresh cheese is to make and how many variations can be made from a few kitchen items and a little extra kitchen equipment.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Evil Eye Lady Arastorm We'll be exploring many cultures, from Rome to modern times, and the tradition that a witch (among others) could cause misfortune by glance, "overlooking", or "the Evil Eye". Intentional or not, there were charms and talismans to protect against this hexing, or cursing, and the mechanisms by which it works. Learn how to counter it.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Constructing a Florentine Sottana for Beginners Lady Kataryn Mercer "Kit" This class will cover how to use Margo Anderson’s "Italian Renaissance Lady’s Wardrobe" pattern to construct a Florentine sottana. This class is appropriate for those who are new to 16th-century Italian fashion, or are otherwise unable/unwilling to draft or drape their own pattern. We will cover techniques for working with this pattern, tips based on my experience using both this pattern and custom-drafted patterns, and ways to make this pattern more period-correct. Note: Purchase of pattern prior to class is not necessary.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Norse Poetry Overview Master Grim the Skald Iambic pentameter got you down? Want to know what exactly a “ring giver” is? Do you want to write a line that ends with "silver?" Are you a fan of Egil Skalagrimson (who isn't?)? Come on over, and we’ll go over the basics of Viking poetry. I will go over how Norse poetry alliterates, talk about the types and ways Norse poetry was used, and go over poetic devices such as kennings. We'll then go over style and format, and the specific forms Norse poetry takes. Whether you want to try your hand at writing it, or just want a better appreciation of the form, stop by!
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Basketry for the Absolute Beginner Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Very basic basket weaving on a drilled base. This course is suitable for children ages 8 and up; must have parent present to assist. Please bring scissors to cut reed if you can.
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
08-11
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 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.
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 14 Roman Sprang: It's in the Bag Baroness Neathery of Safita Discuss sprang examples excavated from the Roman site of Karanis in Egypt (http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/KaranisTextiles.html) and try to duplicate one of the patterns to create a bag. Bring your own frame or purchase one of my 5 frames. I will provide some wool, but please bring your own if possible. Beginners are welcome; can sit-in, listen and watch.
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 15 Investigating Pre-1300 Weave Structures Lady Albreda Aylese Regional differences in available loom technology across Europe pre-1300 had a major impact on what kinds of patterns were generally woven in each culture and during each era. Explore both the full range of the common weave structures (tabbies and twills) as well as some far more unusual ones for both 3- and 4-shaft looms. Learn how to read and construct a technical schematic for a weaving pattern, called a drawdown. Samples of the various woven structures at a fairly large scale will be passed around so they can be examined up close, but a hand lens or mobile device with a camera that can be zoomed in may be useful also. Class is designed for students who already know how to weave, and who are looking to expand their pattern repertoire, develop technical mastery, and be more authentic in their fabric choices.
08-11
10:00
2.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance Miscellany THL Henry of Maldon Country dances as reconstructed by the teacher from Playford and/or Sloane. May include Lady Cullen, Row Well Ye Mariners, Parson's Farewell, Nonesuch, and Whirligig.
08-11
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
08-11
10:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodwork Shop Time THL Kai SaerPren When learning, we all need some time to try doing things while someone who has been there before is watching. This class makes some time at Pennsic for just that! Whether or not you have taken my classes, you are welcome to come in and use my bench(es) and ask for advice. This will overlap with a discussion on early work holding methods. All day both Thursdays!
08-11
10:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Alternate Battle for the Woods (If Needed) Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This is a 90-minute resurrection battle. It will consist of a broken wall with three 36' gaps. On each side of the wall will be 100’x100’ towers. These towers may not be entered by combatants. Fighting may not take place over the wall. At each bend in the wall for 20’ in each direction, there will be an area which CA may fire over. CA may not fire over any other section of the wall. Siege weapons may fire over the wall. There will be a resurrection line 30’ onto the battlefield from each side for the entire length of the field. After dying, combatants must enter the resurrection area before returning to combat. Banners will be checked for possession at five random times during the battle plus an additional check at the end of the battle. If there are combatants from both sides within 9’ of the gap at the time check, the banner will be considered contested. Those combatants within 9’ of the contested banner will fight for possession of the banner with no resurrection until combatants from one side remain at each banner. Victor will be the side with the highest banner count after the final check. Holds will be local where possible. The clock will not stop during these holds. The clock will stop during major/general holds (i.e., medical holds). Start time: 10 am. Time limit: 90 minutes. Resurrection: Yes. Combat archery: Yes. Siege weapons: Yes.
08-11
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 developing 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. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/1,1 6-7 pm at the Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green.
08-11
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Round and Round It Goes Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey After a brief history of rounds sung in period, there will be class participation learning 8-10 rounds of period origin, period themes, and SCA filk. A class handout and a music CD are available.
08-11
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 East Kingdom Rapier Tournament Lord Melchior Kriebel Welcome back to the East Kingdom Pennsic Rapier Tournament! Tournament plan will be a round-robin followed by a double-elimination. Efforts will be made to balance out round-robins. Come show your skill as this tournament returns to the fold. Tournament is open to all qualified fencers from all kingdoms.
08-11
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 4 Western Martial Arts Swap Meet THL Philipp Reimer vonWolfenbüttel Meet up with other SCA fencers who are interested in the pursuit of Western martial arts. Whether you're mad about Meyer, gaga for Giganti, or prefer something more medieval such as Liechtenauer or I.33, this is the time and place to geek out in good company. Training will be offered for those completely new to WMA, and much knowledge will be shared. C&T gear advisable; desire to learn, required.
08-11
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!
08-11
10:00
2.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Beginning Glass Bead-Making Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin Glass bead-making is coming to the Bog! Following a brief overview of the history of early period glass beads and a demonstration of the reproduction of a period bead using modern tools, attendees will have the opportunity to make their own bead. Time permitting, Mistress Elysabeth (Lissa) Underhill will be available to work with students who have some experience with bead-making on more advanced techniques. Those wishing to make beads should wear long sleeves, natural fibers and closed-toed shoes.
08-11
10:00
2.0 Woods (Woods) Woods Battles Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Duration: Two 45-minute battles. The sides will switch resurrection points for the second battle. The side which is losing the War may decide which res point they start at for the first battle. Fighting may not occur within 100 ft of each of the resurrection points. Once a fighter is “killed”, they must return to their own resurrection point to resurrect. Resurrections shall be instantaneous. After the first battle there will be a 20-minute break for the sides to switch resurrection points. There will be three banners placed in the woods on a line approximately halfway between the two resurrection points. These banners may not be moved during the battle. At two random times during each battle and at the end of each battle, ownership of each banner will be checked by the marshals. The times of the random checks will be determined before each battle and will not be made known to either side. If fighters from both sides are within 9’ of a banner, it will be considered contested. Fighters within 9’ of a contested banner will fight to the last man to determine possession of the banner for the time check. Natural obstacles (i.e.,­ brush, fallen timber, etc.) may not be rearranged into a defensive position. The movement of obstacles is only permitted in order to lessen safety hazards and should be done under the advisement of a marshal. Holds will be local where possible.and time will not stop. The clock will stop during medical holds. Water bearers, including armored water bearers, are not allowed in the woods outside of the resurrection points. The battle will not include the area at the top of the cliff. The cliff and other out-of-bounds areas will be marked by tape. Violating the out-of-bounds areas surrounding the cliff will be grounds for being removed from the battle. Start time: 10:00 am. Time limit: Two 45-minute battles. Resurrection: Yes. Combat archery: No. Siege weapons: No.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Wordsmithing for Everyone THL Padraig O'Branduibh Wordsmithing for scrolls is a vital part of the scribal arts anyone can do. Come learn how to get started.
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2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 A&S 1 Multi-Coloured/Multi-Strand Naalbinding THL Eluned verch Angor This class is meant for experienced naalbinders. We will be discussing and practicing the techniques for continuous mutli-coloured, striped naalbinding that can be found in the Eura Luistari Grave 56 textile fragment and the Kaukolan Kekomäki fragment. Students should bring 3 different colours of fingering weight yarn and their favourite naalbinding needle. Some yarn and spare needles will be available as well. Instructor is right-handed. Limit of 15 students.
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1.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking Using Name Patterns Master Tanczos Istvan Name heralds: Learn how to use a powerful tool to speed up checking names for conflict and get better, more complete checks.
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3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Pysanky Lady Muirgheall O'Riein Students will learn the history of the pysanka, as well as the techniques involved, and have the opportunity to create one of their own. The class is listed as 3 hours to allow plenty of time for writing the shells; it doesn't usually take that long.
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1.0 A&S 5 Dog-Eared! Finding Your Place in Medieval Tomes Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal Marking a place in a medieval book just was as ad hoc, effective and damaging as it is today. Join in a review of extant examples and reproductions.
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1.0 A&S 6 Vampires: Separating Fiction from Fiction Lady Luceta Di Cosimo We'll review and contrast modern and period perceptions of vampires (the revenants or the malevolent dead). We'll discuss the differences in modern and period traditions, review apotropaics (preventive anti-vampire measures) and examine archaeological evidence.
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1.0 A&S 7 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time.
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1.0 A&S 8 German Reformation and Sumptuary Laws Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword A look at German sumptuary laws, the effects of the Reformation, and how the people broke the rules. These are the laws that ran the everyday lives of the citizens of the German city states - not only how they dressed, but how they celebrated, practiced their faith, and planned a meal, and socialized.
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2.0 A&S 9 Crowdsourcing a Poetic Puzzle THL Pelayo de la Lanza de Hierro Do you enjoy Sudoku, nursery rhymes, or logic and crossword puzzles? Dróttkvætt ("lordly verse") is an Old Norse poetic form with an intricate structure. Come and learn about the rules, and then we'll work together to write a dróttkvætt poem. The class will be aimed at people who are curious about alliterative poetry but might not know how to get started. Experienced poets are welcome too!
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1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
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1.0 A&S 13 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Kinetic Throwers' Tourney THL Magnus de Londres Competitors will throw at the targets while walking toward them. For advanced throwers. Limit of 12 participants.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Gothic Textura Lady Faílenn Chu ingen uí Fháeláin A beginner's guide to the script Textura quadrata, also sometimes called Black Letter or Gothic. Please bring a larger nib pen and supplies.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Commentary Mistress Gisela vom Kreuzbach OSCAR is one of the best educational tools available for SCA heraldry. It has sped up the submission process and made it accessible to everyone. Laurel and the deputy sovereigns rely heavily on the commentary members of the Colleges provide there but few actually comment. We'll talk about who should be commenting, how to get started, what not to say and much more. People of all levels of experience and interest in our heraldic process are welcomed.
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2.0 A&S 3 Textiles of Elizabeth de Burgh's Household Elizabeth We'll look at the written descriptions of textiles found in the household account books of Elizabeth de Burgh (1331-1355) and the comparable archaeological, pictorial, and written examples from her contemporaries. Class focuses on the details of the record, including a wide range of motley, striped, and checked fabrics found in the rolls. This is primarily a discussion of wool and silk fabrics, but linens will be briefly mentioned. A second class will focus on applying those details to our SCA experiences (shopping for fabrics and dressing your household in a more historic fashion).
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2.0 A&S 5 We Band of Brothers: Azincourt 600 Master Geoffrey Athos von Ulm This class covers the preparation for, and the event of, Azincourt 600 which was held last year on the field in Azincourt, France. This is told from the perspective of a long-time SCA member going as an English archer to a European reenactment.
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1.0 A&S 6 Keep Thee From A Nunnery (or Worse!) Lady Fortune St Keyne Learn the traits to cultivate to make yourself the epitome of marriageable Italian womanhood. There is only so much dowry money to go around, and, if you've got sisters, you are likely to end up as Sister Mary on the Shelf. Culled from various sources of advice, learn about the ideal bride and the options if Lord Charming never comes.
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2.0 A&S 7 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy In the late Vendel or early Viking period, the rune row was condensed to a 16-character array from the earlier 24-rune Elder Futhark. We will look at not only rune names/meanings, but also dotted runes, “short-twig" runes, “Norse code”, magic, and mundane usage.
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2.0 A&S 8 Beyond Baklava: Sweets of the Islamic World Ece Effendi Kahvehaneci Explore the rich and luscious history of sweets, and taste lost delicacies developed in and spread throughout the medieval Muslim nations.
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2.5 A&S 11 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.
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1.0 A&S 12 The Great Chain of Being Lady Ursula Mortimer Dressing and fighting like a medieval person is fun, but learning to think like one can be an even greater challenge. Learn one of the "everybody knows" ideas of medieval European culture: the Great Chain of Being. How did people of that time and place understand the shape of their society, and where would your persona have fitted in?
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1.0 A&S 13 Dracula Lady Rowena Macara A discussion on the real man and his atrocities. We'll talk about Dracula's youth, reign, military conflicts, and mystery surrounding his death and grave.
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1.0 A&S 15 Medieval Double Aprons THL Renata rouge We will discuss the medieval double apron, most often known as a midwife's apron. We'll discuss its prevalence in period depictions and develop a pattern to make your own. This is an easy project for almost anyone, from beginning seamstresses/tailors to advanced.
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1.0 Dance Tent Penta Pentamere Dances Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn five easy dances that require no more than two couples: Petite Rose, Montarde Bransle, Grene Gynger, Black Alman and Rufty Tufty. Buy a step-by-step dance guide and the music if you want or download here. http://www.michiganleftturn.org/Penta-Pentamere-Dances.htm
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3.0 Family Range Youth Archery Tournament THL Brendan Hunterson Hosted by the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Due to changes regarding minors, all youth are required to have their parents with them at the range.
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0.75 Kempe's Sign (W06) Nine Days Wonder: Day 8 Mistress Felice Debbage We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Complete dancing tour of Cooper's Lake. Start location: Y-intersection of Roman Rd. & Great Eastern Hwy (W06/E15). Stop location: Same.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mini-Bardic Madness Master Cerian Cantwr Heard about Bardic Madness, but been unable to attend? Now's your chance. We will be answering one Fyt of Madness at Pennsic. The challenges for it can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/pennsic45_madness.html. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend.
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2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Gilding the Scroll Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt Ever get a scroll assignment that you needed to get done quickly and still wanted it to look special or wanted to make something shine when held up in court? In this hands-on class, students will learn a quick and inexpensive way to create an illuminated border using patent metal-leafing materials that can be obtained at a local arts and crafts store. Students will leave the class with an illuminated note card.
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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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1.0 A&S 2 Resubs, Appeals, and Requests for Reconsideration Mistress Lillia de Vaux When a name or armory submission is returned, submitters have several options: resubmitting, sending an appeal, and requesting reconsideration. This class will discuss how to read and interpret a return decision, the differences between the options and when to use them, and resources that can help. In addition, we will discuss other administrative actions, such as heraldic wills, transfers, and permissions to conflict, as well as what is needed to use the grandfather clause and legal name allowance.
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1.0 A&S 6 Geometric Garment Construction THL Ibrahim al-Rashid This class will discuss how clothing can be constructed from simple geometric shapes, based on extant garments from various parts of SCA period. Strategies for fitting and sizing to the individual will be discussed.
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1.5 A&S 9 Writing a Sonnet Mistress Dorigen of the Grey Gate An overview of the form and a group exercise in writing a sonnet.The sonnet is a versatile building block for period poetry. We will examine the history and examples of the form and work on a group effort at sonnet writing.
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1.0 A&S 12 Tablet-Weaving Tips and Tricks Roundtable Lady Anastasia of the Oaks Bring your tips and tricks of tablet weaving to share with fellow weavers.
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1.0 A&S 13 Sixth-Century Chinese Grain Wine from Qimin Yaoshu Lord Thorfinnr Hrothgarsson A discussion and tasting of reconstructed rice and millet wines following recipes from the sixth-century Chinese farm manual. Qimin Yaoshu is a comprehensive agricultural text, and not only covers the brewing process from field to glass, but also was the basis of many later brewing texts in period. The class will discuss the contents and context of Qimin Yaoshu, the development of Chinese brewing technology, how brewing technology developed through the rest of period, and offer samples of a few wines made from recipes in the book. Please note that the wines are not gluten-free, as they use a wheat-based yeast culture. Must be 21+ to taste.
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3.0 Atlantian Royal (N40) Creating Pigments - Period Style Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A brief discussion, using period and modern resources, about how pigments were created in period plus a discussion and demonstration of modern alternatives and methods for creating a reasonable facsimile of a period palette. Includes studio time to experiment with tools and materials as well as sample painting using the pigments. This is a drop in-drop out class, demo with participation opportunities.
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1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Jisei: The Poetry of Death Solveig Throndardottir Poetry played a major role in Japanese polity for over a thousand years. We will discuss Japanese poetics focusing on death poems and related poetry. An exploration of Japanese poetics with poetic forms from the early classical period to the end of the medieval period. We will be especially considering death poems and the role of poetry in death and succession.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances from the German Letter Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir Come learn some dances from Italy in 1517 via a letter home by a German traveler: L'Amorosa, L'Angelosa, Leoncell and Vite de Colei. Some of these dances are found in earlier sources but are interestingly different here, and Vite de Colei is unique to this source.
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1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
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2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Town Resource Battle (If Needed)  Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This will be a resurrection battle. The field will be 240’ E/W x approx. 500’ N/S. On the field will be 15 buildings arrayed in a 3x5 grid. Buildings will be 30’ wide with roughly 30’ between them. Each of the inner 9 buildings will have a 15’ door in its east and west walls, while the outer 6 buildings will not have doors in of any kind. Each deployment area will be 50 feet in from the edge of the field, mirroring a corner of the battlefield, running north and south. The deployment areas are across from one ­another and are roughly 50’ wide. The opposite two corners will have scoring areas designated by hay bales. There will be 9 banners each on a 9’ pole placed in each of the center 9 buildings at the start of the battle. A flag can be picked up by anyone on any team. Someone holding a flag may hold a weapon in their other hand, and fight with that weapon as normal. Someone who is authorized in rigid parry may use the flag to defend themselves. No one carrying a flag may move faster than a walk. An individual who is killed while holding a flag must crouch at the location where they died, and announce loudly “dead, dead, dead, etc…” until such a time as the flag is taken from them. Anyone on either team may take the flag, and the dead fighter holding the flag must relinquish it readily. A fighter may put an extra weapon or defensive object in their non-­flag-­holding hand, or carry the flag while also carrying a weapon or defensive object, but may not then use that hand to fight or defend. A side will score a flag by carrying it to the scoring area in the opposite corner of the battlefield from their resurrection point. Flags will be scored immediately upon being collected by a marshal in one of the scoring areas. Marshals will attempt to collect a flag from a flag carrier as quickly as possible after the flag breaks the plane of the scoring area’s border. The first team to score 5 flags wins the war point. If, at the end of 45 minutes, no team has scored 5 flags, the team with the most flags scored will be declared the winner. Should both teams have the same number of scored flags, there will be 15 minutes of overtime. Should the scores remain the same at the end of that overtime, the scenario will be declared a tie. Resurrection will remain in effect for the entire scenario, including the overtime period. The side that is behind in overall War Points will be given their choice of the two resurrection points for the initial iteration. In the event of a tie, a coin toss will determine who has that priority. Start time: 1 pm. Time limit: 70­-90 minutes. Resurrection: Yes. DFB: Yes.
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
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2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Hecklers' Tournament THL Magnus de Londres A competition where the crowd tries to distract the throwers from concentrating on throwing.
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1.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6 and 12. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
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2.0 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This is a resurrection battle. It will take place in the upper woods only. There will be 3 flags placed in the woods so that each is equidistant from the resurrection points. There will be checks for each banner at semi­-random times during the battle. The checks will be at 20 minutes +/­- 8 minutes, 40 minutes +/­- 8 minutes, and 65 minutes +/­- 8 minutes. The times for all checks will be determined by the marshals prior to the battle and will not be revealed to the combatants. There will be DFB in this battle. The side that is behind in overall war points will be given their choice of deployment areas. In the event of a tie, a coin flip will determine who has that priority. The side that holds a flag for 2 of the 3 time checks will be awarded that flag. The side that wins a majority of flags wins the battle. All holds should be local if possible and will not stop the clock. Major/general holds (i.e., medical holds) will stop the clock. Start time: 1 pm. Time limit: 65 minutes +/­- 8 minutes. Resurrection: Yes. DFB: Yes.
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1.5 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. It includes how it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
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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.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
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1.0 Amphitheater Period Commedia Performed for Modern Audiences THL Sophia the Orange Case studies of commedia scenarios from 1611, “The Fake Magician” and “He Who Was Believed Dead”, tweaked and performed successfully for modern audiences. See what’s necessary for filling in the gaps left by Flamino Scala and adjusting for modern tastes.
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1.0 A&S 2 I Do Not Think That Means What You Think It Means THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana An exploration of the inter-kingdom anthropology of the usage of regalia and other tokens and designators of rank as used within the SCA.
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1.5 A&S 3 Motley, Checks, and Rays: Non-Monochrome Cloth Elizabeth We will examine the written, archaeological, and visual record (1300s) to show that medieval cloth was far from monochrome, even for the lower classes. Most of this class will focus on translating the historic account to our modern shopping experience and how to apply it to our SCA personas and households. A second class, "Textiles of Elizabeth de Burgh's Household", will focus on the details of the historic accounts.
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3.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné Enameling: Torch-Fired Lady Tiramala Devi Students will be introduced to the technique, tools, and materials of cloisonné enamel. Kits are available for students to create a small piece of their own. You are encouraged to bring wire working tools such as pliers and cutters.
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1.0 A&S 5 Drafting and Distaff Morwenna O Hurlihie How you treat your fiber will change what type of yarn you end up with. Come experiment with a distaff and discover how silly modern spinners are for not using one. Try out cards vs combs and see the different preparations they make. Try different drafting methods and see how yarns behave differently. Attendees should know how to spin. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
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1.0 A&S 6 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.
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1.0 A&S 7 A Squirrel Pelt by Any Other Name Lette de Cherselawe Wardrobe inventories of the 13th and 14th C in England include a fascinating variety of specialized vocabulary. I will share interesting examples.
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1.0 A&S 8 Lenten Food in Period Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Can you imagine giving up cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon for forty days out of the year? Many Christians from the 10th century into the 16th century did just this but that doesn't mean they went without some form of comfort food. Come to the class to find out what they did eat and how to make some medieval Lenten treats.
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2.5 A&S 10 Distilling History: Cordial Making Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza 1st hour: History of distillation; 2nd hour: Beginning cordial-making technique and a tasting. Must be 21 or over to attend.
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2.0 A&S 12 Intro to Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn the basic stitches for bobbin lace. Make and take a friendship bracelet.
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2.0 A&S 13 Reconstructing Spiral Silver Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Reconstructing spiral silver posaments. Learn how to recreate several of the Birka posaments with a silver-colored spiral wire.
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1.0 A&S 15 Making an SCA Documentary Lord Ervald the Optimistic Have you ever thought about making a documentary about the SCA? Do you enjoy bringing a video camera to SCA events and want to do something with all that footage? This class will explore the practical and legal realities of making a documentary of the SCA. From shooting to editing to proper procedure of working with the SCA, we will discuss what works and what doesn't to make your project go smoothly and come up with great results.
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1.0 Dance Tent The Evolution of Leoncello Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir Originally choreographed by Italian master Domenico da Piacenza, Leoncello continued to be danced for decades, in many variations. Come learn a few!
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Ten-ish Songs Everyone in the SCA Could Know Master Cerian Cantwr Ten cool, kingdom-neutral songs that have something to say about life in these current Middle Ages. We'll sing through them together. The handout is at http://tilted-windmill.com/uploads/ten_songs_every_scadian_should_know_vol_1.doc Please print it out in advance if you can.
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1.5 A&S 9 Monody and the First Operas Mistress Kasha Alekseeva Late in the 16th century, a musical genre developed in Italy. "Monody" represented a radically new way of thinking about music and led to the creation of the style we now call Baroque. Its roots were in the writings of the Florentine Camerata, an elite group of musicians and intellectuals who scrutinized the music of ancient Greece in an attempt to rediscover its mysterious power to move the emotions. Convinced that the musical potency of the Greeks reached its zenith in sung tragedies, they conceived a modern recreation: opera. Come learn about the characteristics and philosophy of early opera!
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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!
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3.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour Countess Caryl Olesdattir Join us for the 14th Annual Knowne World Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour! This is not a tea, ladies :-)! All current and former royal consorts including Principality Princesses and Viscountesses are welcome! You can leave your retainers at the door for this fun meeting of our little "support group" where we'll laugh, joke and catch up! This is a must-attend for all Royal Ladies past and present. When: Thursday, 11 August; Time: 3 pm - 6 pm; Where: Æthelmearc Royal (N04)
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1.0 Amphitheater Producing Commedia for Modern Audiences THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte requires updating to perform for a twenty-first-century audience, even in the Society. A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into producing a commedia play today including staging for non-Scadian audiences.
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2.0 A&S 1 Norse Divination Techniques Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Grain casting, rune stick reading, and a variety of other techniques will be presented in a hands-on workshop.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Display in Medieval Japan Kihō Learn about the history and design of Japanese banners and other heraldic displays and how authentic Japanese devices can be registered in the SCA.
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2.0 A&S 5 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.
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1.0 A&S 6 Make your Embroidery Pop: Using Padded Work Mistress Gisela Szabo Learn how padded work can be added to your embroidery to add that little something extra. No experience necessary. A hands-on class to try various techniques. Handouts with historic references provided. Will have 15 kits available or bring your own hoop, embroidery needle and thread.
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1.0 A&S 7 Yes Virginia, You Can Build a Yurt Alchamar Mor Taraid If you're reading this, you probably already know what a yurt is: round, Mongolian-based tents that have no poles, guy lines, and no corners. But in addition to being 18 different shades of groovy, they cost a fair penny to buy. What if I told you that you could trade a bunch of the cash outlay for elbow grease instead? It's true, and I invite you to join the class to see how it's done. We'll touch on tools, materials, and techniques, using advanced technical terms like "... and remember, don't bleed on the saw". With a decade-and-a-half of yurt-building experience, I'll be your instructor and comic relief. I'm charming, talented, and incredibly handsome. And humble. But seriously, c'mon down, we'll have some fun expanding our list of Things We Can Do.
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1.0 A&S 8 Chatelaine: Recruitment and Retention Mistress Giovanna Adimari There has been a lot of fantastic work on how to recruit new members into the SCA, but not as much work on how to keep up membership numbers. The importance of recruitment should not be understated, but it should also be equally important to try to find ways to keep our current members by analyzing why we lose participants, and reevaluating our regional and local goals in order to keep our groups fresh and exciting for people that have been involved for one month, one year or decades! This class will explore the need for retention strategies within the SCA at every level of the organization. Topics to be discussed will include motivation, encouragement, recognition as well as the re-evaluation of event themes and lay-outs.
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1.5 A&S 11 Spoon Carving: A Spoon Circle Iohn Spooner Bring your spoon carving tools, and we will sit and do some carving. Every 5 or 10 minutes the work gets passed to the person next to you. Share technique and design ideas with others, and come away with a spoon-shaped object. Beginners welcome! Some loaner tools will be available.
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1.0 A&S 15 Knitted Socks and Stockings Lady Staeina Knytir Socks from the top down (or from the toe up)! Heels and toes, plain or fancy, wool or silk or cotton, oh my! Get the "knitty gritty" below the knee.
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2.0 Atlantian Royal Artisans Enclave (N20) Tablet Weavers' Tea Master Herveus d'Ormonde A social gathering for tablet weavers of all levels to show off current work, see projects from other people, and schmooze.
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1.0 Dance Tent Lovelace Manuscript Dances Duchess Duchessa Diana Alene Tregirtse Covers some familiar and some new material from this earlier ECD source which demonstrates the evolution of this dance style.
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3.0 Fort Youth Combat at the Castle Lord Hroudland The last Youth Combat session of the week is held at the Castle. Participants must have spent at least one full session at Youth Combat prior to this.
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3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodwork Shop Time THL Kai SaerPren When learning, we all need some time to try doing things while someone who has been there before is watching. This class makes some time at Pennsic for just that! Whether or not you have taken my classes, you are welcome to come in and use my bench(es) and ask for advice. This will overlap with a discussion on early work holding methods. All day both Thursdays!
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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.
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1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Thirteen Songs From the (Mostly) 13th Century Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Come learn some fun and fairly easy period songs! Mostly in Latin or English, and many have a singable English translation. Drinking, sex and religion! Plus unicorns!
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
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3.0 Wild Rose Camp, E-24 Make a Simple Girdle Book Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal In this class we will first make a leather-bound journal and then craft a girdle to cover it that you may hang it from your belt. All materials will be provided by the instructor, but if you wish to have a specific kind of fabric to match your device or as the basis for further embellishment, please bring a 2' square of fabric. Instructions will be provided in a handout.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 2 The Submission Process Brunissende Dragonette So, you've worked with a herald to register your name and/or armory. What happens now? This class intends to explain the basics of documenting and submitting a name, device or badge, and what happens to it afterwards.This class is not limited to heralds. Everybody can learn how things happen.
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1.0 A&S 3 Who is Henry Buttes? Baroness Lucia de Enzinas Who is Henry Buttes and why is his book Dyet Dry Dinner (1599) really cool?
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1.0 A&S 6 Backstrap Weaving Mistress Catherine Aimée Le Moyne Card- and inkle-weaving are readily done without use of an inkle loom; all you need are two sticks and something solid to tie your work to. Learn how to warp and card-weave, as well as some handy tips for setups. Prior knowledge of narrow weaving helpful but not essential. Bring a small shuttle if you can or have one you prefer. Optional fee, only if you wish to purchase equipment.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 7 A Sense of Humor: Humoral Temperaments Fatima bint Abdulla Come learn more about what is likely the first personality meme ever created. Based in the ancient medical concept of Humoral Prinicipal, the idea that four bodily fluids affect human personality traits and behaviors, the Four Temperaments is a proto-psychological theory that suggests that there are four fundamental personality types.
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1.0 A&S 8 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive, Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it is a versatile stitch that was used in colorful embroideries. It goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch. In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect. We will look at photos of a wide variety of extant examples. Then, those new to the stitch will learn to do the stitch.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium #4: Bardic and Performing Arts Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 4: Relationships between Bardic and the other Performing Arts. We are far from the only performers around. Allied arts like conjuring, commedia, theatre, madrigals, choral singing, and instrumental music share the performance space. Are there ways we can all benefit from one another? What are our differences and commonalities? Are there ways to incorporate aspects of other performing arts into our own works? How can we strengthen relationships between the various performing communities? Lead Presenters: Mistress Fianna of Clare, THL Lorelei Skye of Sans Nomen
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16:00
1.0 A&S 12 16th-Century Western Erotica THL Magdalena la Sanguigni I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. We will examine images from this work and others that explore sexual art for its own sake. There are handouts available. Because of the nature of the class, no one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 13 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!
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16:00
1.0 A&S 15 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.
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16:00
1.0 Dance Tent "Shatner" Bransles for Beginners Lady Sally Wrenne An Overacter's approach to dance: Learn the Laundry Argument, Toss-and-Flirt, "Creeper" dances (Washerwoman's, Official, and Pease Bransles).
08-11
16:00
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.
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16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Mixing your own Period Paints Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Mixing paint from pigments both medieval and modern can be easier than you think! Come make a small set of watercolor paint, and learn about pigments.
08-11
16:00
3.0 South Battlefield The Annual Inter-Kingdom Kite Flying Festival Countess Rowan Berran McDowell An afternoon of camaraderie and kites sponsored by the Great Dark Horde. Bring your own kite. (It doesn't have to be period.) The Annual Inter-Kingdom Kite Flying Gathering is open to everyone; however, children must be accompanied by an adult. Please keep your kite Family-Friendly!
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16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Two-Handed Weapon Tournament THL Magnus de Londres A two-handed weapon-only tourney using the classic overhead throwing style.
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16:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Beyond the Notes Mistress Isabeau d'Orleans A practical look at taking polyphonic choral music past just singing the notes, with tips for singers and directors to turn notes into music. Text painting, vowel modification and other techniques will be explored.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Science in the Middle Ages Vladamir What would an educated, well-read, and well-traveled scholar know about science and the nature of the cosmos in late period Middle Ages in Europe? Class includes a survey of scientific thought from the Greeks up until the 16th century for background. The class will be taught in persona, but with the assistance of someone who can bridge the gap to modern science where deemed appropriate.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Charge Group Theory THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana If you want to conflict check heraldic armory, you have to understand charge groups. This course will help you understand the SCA charge groups.
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17:00
1.5 A&S 3 Spin in Time THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A roundtable discussion for spinners who have chosen to focus on (for their persona) period fibers and tools within the context of the SCA. Spinning on a modern wheel or spindle is one thing; looking to recreate spinning as your persona would have done it is another. This is an opportunity for spinners to come together and discuss what they have learned plus new theories and information they have come across.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Lord Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
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1.0 A&S 6 Spinning 101 Lady Katheryne of Krings Keep Learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle. Class will include instruction on making and using a low-whorl drop spindle.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Byzantine Military Treatises Lord Miles Warde An overview of Byzantine military treatises from the 6th-10th century, with a focus on De Velitatione Bellica, a 10th-century manual on skirmishing.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 10 Zen Meals under Dōgen's Pure Standards Kihō Learn the mealtime ritual for a Japanese Zen monastery from a 13th-C source. If possible, bring 1-3 bowls, 2 cloth napkins, a spoon, and chopsticks.
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17:00
3.0 A&S 11 Advanced Henna Body Art Lady Parvati Chandravanshi We will focus on period exemplars, a survey of modern styles and where they came from, plus suiting your henna to your persona.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 12 The History of Prostitution THL 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.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hounds Abound! Lady Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Come learn about hounds in the Middle Ages! We'll be looking at different types of hounds, how they were cared for, how they were hunted and how they fit into everyday life.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 14 DaVinci Code, Templars, and Archaeology Master Michael of Safita The ruined castles of the Knights Templar are scattered across the Middle East and Europe. Templar castles and churches provide insights into this order of Crusading knights. Master Michael has visited several of these archaeological sites and examined the ruins. Find out the perspective of a field archaeologist (with an interest in the Crusades) on the bestselling murder mystery.
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17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Parson's Farewell and Whirligig Master Stefan of Cambion These are more interesting English country dances and make good performance pieces. Some prior ECD dance classes needed.
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18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Storytelling Academy Student Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The student performance of Minerva’s Spindle's Storytelling nine-day academy from Minerva’s Spindle, 158. During the nine-day academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the performance on the green of the Amphitheater! (Alternate rain shelter in the Rehearsal Tent nearby.)
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18:00
1.0 A&S 12 Bizarre Religious Practices of the Middle Ages Master Alan Fairfax Medieval Europeans had some religious practices that were downright weird. However, even the most outlandish behaviors were honest attempts to find spiritual connections or improve the world. Learn a bit about the context of some of the strangest religious practices of the medieval period. Due to time, we'll focus on western Christianity.
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18:00
2.0 Calontir Royal Camp (N05) Calontir Royal Court Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck Calontir Royal Court.
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18:00
0.5 Dance Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Pre-Performance Warm-Ups Pennsic Performing Arts (Closed Rehearsal) 6 pm: Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.
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18:00
2.0 Northshield Royal Camp (E02) Northshield Royal Court Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck Northshield Royal Court.
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18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Musical Interlude: Ensemble Class Performances Pennsic Performing Arts Instrumental players intermediate and above came together this week, having fun preparing for this concert. Join us for inaugural Pennsic appearances! To participate, see class schedule for rehearsal information. Known World Recorder Ensemble and Collegium Musicum are sponsored by the Known World Choir.
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18:30
2.0 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Concert Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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18:30
4.0 North Battlefield Atlatl Battle THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson This will be an Atlatl battle on the battlefield near the castle.
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18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Show time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm 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.
08-11
19:00
1.5 Amphitheater il Titolo Provvisorio at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Come see the premiere performance of the Known World's Youngest Commedia dell'Arte troupe, and therefore the newest, and thus, the best! Because new is always better! We will be performing with the alumni of Pennsic Youth Commedia and with opening shenanigans from i Verdi Confusi! Bring a chair or blanket or pull up some ground to enjoy this performance on the green! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12. (Sponsored by i Verdi Confusi; Capocomico: Niccolò Bartolazzi.)
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19:00
2.0 A&S 5 Known World Players' Annual Meeting Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players' annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
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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.
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19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Muhekian: The Taste of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothes with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Hideyoshi banned weapons from tea rooms, and jewelry is generally avoided in tea rooms as well. Matcha appreciation was one of the preeminent cultural activities of late medieval Japan and played an important political role in Japanese society. Tea embraces a variety of art forms including: poetry, calligraphy, flower arranging, pottery, and architecture. Experience the wabicha approach to tea perfected in the sixteenth century.
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19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Reindeer Games Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Towe An evening of fun and games for youth combatants, marshals and parents. Games are for combatants of all ages. Some games have light boffer-style contact; head and hand protection is required. Other games require full armor.
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19:30
2.0 East Kingdom Pavillion (Battlefield) Ealdormere Kingdom Court Countess Joleicia of Litchfield In the East Kingdom Pavilion on the battlefield.
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20:00
2.0 A&S 3 Embalming Techniques in Medieval Europe THL Gwenllian Bengrych fetch Rhys In this hands-on class, learn the history and techniques of medieval embalming. You will take home an embalmed animal organ. Auditors welcome.
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20:00
3.0 Great Hall Middle Kingdom Royal Court Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck Middle Kingdom Royal Court.
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20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts Nutmegs & Ginger presents ʺGod, Love, & Ale,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.
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21:00
6.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Lord Joshua MacDonald The annual party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time.
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21:00
2.0 Dance Tent Italian Shenanigans Ball Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir 15th- and 16th-century Italian dances can be beautiful, complicated and intimidating. They don't have to be! Bring your enthusiasm, and don't worry about the rest. Dance steps will be reviewed, but no one will be grading your footwork. (Dancers with great footwork also welcome and encouraged to attend!)
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21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Commedia dell'arte at its best presented by those actors who are teaching and discovering Commedia with the greatest fervor anywhere in the SCA! We come together just at Pennsic. This is our third year producing an improvised comic play in the style of 16th-century Italian theater for your amusement! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
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1.0 A&S 4 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Open discussion and fellowshipping. Meeting will be held under the Agnostic format.
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08:00
6.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Breakdown Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir We need a large crew to make it easier to get the floor disassembled. Please lend a hand!
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08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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09:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the one War Point for each shoot.
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09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapon Marshal Training Final THL Magnus de Londres Final class to become a Thrown Weapons Marshal; includes a written test.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Modern Food Safety for the Medieval Cook Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Using Penn State's "Cooking for Crowds" curriculum, this class will focus on safe food prep/handling/storage for feast cooks and kitchen volunteers. The course manual can be downloaded or purchased here: http://extension.psu.edu/publications/agrs-086/view
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10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Making a Period Kit, Armor, or Camp for $100 Jon Lackpenny Historical authenticity is often seen as being too expensive to be achievable. This class will explore how to look more period for less money. Examples will be given from multiple periods on how to create a suit of clothes, a basic encampment, or a suit of armor for the lists, for around $100 each. Standard of authenticity for all of the above will be such that a person wearing the kit and standing in the camp could be photographed for an educational book about the Middle Ages. For example, sewing machine stitches are fine but flashlights are not.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Fairy Tale and Legend Workshop Lady Luceta Di Cosimo We will briefly go over the history and definitions of fairy tales and legends, instances of fairy tales in period, how to look for period sources of both, and how to identify and use motifs to construct/reconstruct tales which could have been told/recorded in period. Will introduce and practice "composition in performance", a period storytelling technique. The participants in the workshop will construct a fairy tale and a legend.
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10:00
2.0 Cabochons (The oval by Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to create magickal tools, effect change at distance, work weather, awaken inanimate objects, world walk, heal/ relieve pain (even migraines), and more. An optional booklet, with additional information, will be available for $5. [Note: This class is not medical training. I am not a doctor and don't even play one in the SCA.]
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10:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Field Battles Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Field battles will be fought as many times as fit within a 2-hour limit with a minimum of 5 battles. There will be a 10-minute reset time between battles. Each battle will be fought to the last man. Once a battle is started the field is closed. There will be no time limit on each individual battle. Armies may start up to 100’ onto the battlefield. All holds will be general and kept to a minimum. Clock will stop during medical holds. Combat archery and siege engines are allowed in the first 3 battles. If the sides are tied at the end of the 2-hour clock, the Unbelted Champions' teams will fight a single melee to determine the victor. Start time: 10 am. Time limit: To the last man, run battles for 2 hours. Resurrection: No. Combat Archery: First 3 battles only. Siege weapons: First 3 battles only. Victory conditions: Winner of the most battles within the 2-hour limit.
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10:30
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Marshals' Closing Meeting THL Magnus de Londres Meeting for all Thrown Weapons Marshals.
08-12
11:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Germanic Lyre Performance Roundtable Lady Teleri the Well-Prepared For those interested in Germanic lyres: a roundtable to discuss playing technique, tuning and temperament, reciting or singing with accompaniment, and other performance issues.
08-12
11:30
6.5 Thrown Weapons Range Break Down Range THL Magnus de Londres Following marshals' meeting, all hands to help break down the range.
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12:00
0.75 Kempe's Sign (W06) Nine Days Wonder: Day 9 Mistress Felice Debbage Final day! We are re-enacting William Kempe's famous "Nine Days Wonder"! Kempe was an actor who worked with Shakespeare and who danced 100 km from London to Norwich as a publicity stunt in 1602. Dance 5 out of 9 days and receive a souvenir token! Check the book/web for start locations. We dance at noon each day. Today: Dancing tour of central public areas of Pennsic. Start location: Y-intersection of Roman Rd. & Great Eastern Hwy (W06/E15). We will end up somewhere in the middle of everything!
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12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-12
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Writing Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Quick and practical way to create period-plausible commedia scenarios for your troupe for practice, SCA event, or Pennsic performance! We will define a basic structure of a commedia play, identify the main characters and their functions, and learn to construct the scenarios that highlight the strengths of your troupe, whatever size and/or composition!
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13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Field Battles Countess Joleicia of Litchfield The field battle will be run 3 times with a 10-minute reset time between battles. Each battle will be fought to the last man. There will be no time limit on each individual battle. Armies may start up to 100’ onto the battlefield. All holds will be general and kept to a minimum. Clock will stop during medical holds. There will be DFB in this battle. Start time: 1 pm. Time limit: None. Resurrection: No. DFB: Yes.
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13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Ladies Hour: Ten-ish Songs By and About Women Master Cerian Cantwr Ten (for sufficiently large values of ten) cool songs that have been written by and about women. We'll sing through them together. There are a number of amazing female bards in the SCA, and there's room for a lot more. Come and sing what some of them have written. The URL for the handout will be listed here once I've finished putting it together.
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13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 46 Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players are seeking actors to audition for Pennsic 46 production. Audition for Shakespeare's classic comedy featuring some of his most memorable characters. Falstaff sets out to seduce two wives of the town. How will they respond? How will their husbands respond? It is about love, seduction, jealousy, revenge, with hilarious and a great resolution. Audition material will be provided.
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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.
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14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Making Commedia Happen in the SCA: A Roundtable THL Sophia the Orange Come hear from commedia veterans about what worked and what didn’t in an organized discussion covering recruiting and keeping a troupe together, costuming and masks, writing scenarios, finding documentation, participating in A&S fairs, working with event staff for performance space, and where in the world to start.
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14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Madrigal Sing-Along Master Robyn Solarius Bring your "Oxford Book of Madrigals" and sing your favorite madrigals. Some extra books and sheet music will be available.
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15:00
1.0 Fort Closing Ceremonies King Kenric aet Essexe Closing Ceremonies for the War. Immediately following the Rapier Field Battles.
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15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work started in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
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15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Lord Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and wants to present plays but you need to be able to have a stage setup that is transportable and relatively quick to set up and take down. This class is a presentation of how the Commedia troupe I Firenzi handles those things, including an adjustable backdrop curtain, footlights (for playing in the dark), announcement signboards, etc.
08-12
16:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium #5: Feast Entertainment; Wrap Up Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 5: Feast Entertainment and Heralding: Feast is one of the first places in the Society where we see bardic performance. It is also one of the most difficult things we do. How does one perform for a feast? What material do you select? Do you perform for the entire hall or go from table to table? How does one sign up to do this? How to co-ordinate it with the feast herald? While heralding feast may not be bardic art, it is certainly a theatrical one - and an office bards are sometimes asked to perform. How does one do it? Wrapping Up: What can we improve? What’s missing? What classes do we want to see taught that aren’t? What topics do we want to discuss? How can we make the bardic arts and its class tracks even better? Host, Presenter: Provost, Master Cerian Cantwr
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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.)
08-12
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Calf to Codex, A Concert Pennsic Performing Arts As a gift to the people of the Midrealm for the SCA’s 50th anniversary, dedicated artisans from over 20 arts and sciences and throughout all the regions put their hearts and talents together to create a medieval book using entirely period techniques: The Codex Mediterraneae. This concert presents the songs and stories of SCA and Midrealm history chosen for illumination in this remarkable achievement.
08-12
19:00
4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use; KWP Performance: Backstage Overflow.
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19:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: The Alchemist Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Known World Players as they present Ben Jonson’s riotous Elizabethan comedy of cons and swindlers, "The Alchemist." Curtain will go up at 8:00 pm.

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