When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
08-02
11:00
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.
08-02
12:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia Lord Donnchadh mac Eoin Introduction to *Commedia dell'Arte. Learn about the improvisational form of theater known as commedia dell'arte, a late-period Italian art of unscripted mayhem! A brief overview of the art form which includes the stock characters, plot devices, and history! Iron Commedia! If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational commedia dell'arte, if you just love improvisation or if you want to challenge yourself and try something new, come to Iron Commedia! Open to all participants, Iron Commedia is not a competition – it is a group challenge where we will craft, cast, and perform a brand new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premiere at the Performing Arts Amphitheater that same day.
08-02
17:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Evening Activities Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki An evening to hone youth combat skills with a more fluid structure to the session.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater Kyōgen: Small Troupe Comic Improv Theatre Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Try out small troupe medieval Japanese improvisational comic theatre. If you like over-the-top comic acting, then kyōgen is for you! Ridicule the powerful. Expose human foibles and social problems. Stock characters with minimal sets and props perform burlesque, farce, satire, and slapstick comedy. Learn about stock characters, theatrical devices, common themes, rhythmic structure, comic theory, and more! Kyōgen is an accessible and easy-to-stage genre of Japanese theatre. Kyōgen dates to at least the fourteenth century and is a living theatre today. Kyōgen frequently lampooned the powerful people who sat in the audience. Learn about stage geography, scripting, types of plays, types of characters, acting conventions, and more. Discover kyōgen with as few as two speaking roles and plays lasting from ten minutes to an hour.
08-03
17:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Evening Activities Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki An evening to hone youth combat skills with a more fluid structure to the session.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List A Night with Knights Mistress Jenna MacPherson We invite members of the Chivalry from all kingdoms to get in armor and come to the youth list! You can give our young fighters the benefit of your expertise. Sparring between adults and youths will be allowed under these special training conditions. All weapons, calibration and conventions will be as per Youth Combat rules. Parents/guardians are advised that allowing your child to participate shall be understood as permission for this type of training.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth it Be: Auditions Sir Midair MacCormaic Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?" Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-05
17:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Ruaidhri's Stories Pennsic Performing Arts Tales and tunes of a questionable nature, told as only a Scotsman can. My tales are not factual but sure they are true. Some material may not be suitable for children under 12.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be Sir Midair MacCormaic Welcome to "Whose Line Doth It Be?", the improv comedy show where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the audition at 4 pm. Rated PG-13.
08-06
12:00
3.0 Youth Combat List KW Youth Baronial Championship Tournament Lady Jasmine Shadowbear Round robin fighting tournament for youth baronial champions or youth sponsored by a landed Baron or Baroness. At the beginning of the tournament, the youth will be escorted into the fighting area by a herald and a baronial banner bearer, and then participate in fighting and answer one question about chivalry. May be on a colored battlefield list if size requires. Check YC for details as the week progresses.
08-06
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Afternoon youth heavy list combat games and battlefield scenarios.
08-06
17:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Evening Activities Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki An evening to hone youth combat skills with a more fluid structure to the session.
08-08
14:00
2.0 A&S 9 Social Theory of Commedia dell'Arte Tristan le Chanticler Highly stylized, as morality plays were, but wholly secular and quotidian, late Renaissance professional comedy, or commedia strictly follows a single social perspective that defines everything on stage: all roles, conventions, motion, and plot. Before the invention of “characters”in the modern sense, and before the “fourth wall” was raised to divide players from the audience, commedia used roles representing selected social segments to mock the nouveau riche and the limits of their authority over their children, their servants, and the loose cannons of the newly-risen middle class - and thereby revealed our common underlying humanity and shared struggles in burgeoning late Renaissance urban life.
08-08
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Rain-out Schedule Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Afternoon session of combat games and battlefield scenarios. Session may be used as an alternate slot for tournament rain-out earlier in the week.
08-08
19:00
4.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use; KWP Performance: Backstage Overflow.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Youth Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 5: Children's Bardic and Wrap Up Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 5: Children’s Bardic. If there are bardic activities going on at an event, should kids/youth be split off into their own separate areas? At what ages? What are the pros and cons of splitting them off from everyone else? 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?
08-09
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Theater Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see a culmination of Youth Theater classes displaying these students' hard work and creativity.
08-09
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The final product of the hard work and dedication of the Youth Commedia students of Pennsic War 47. Enjoy the crazy antics of your favorite characters and children, while meeting some new characters and the rising popular faces of Commedia. (Youth Commedia open rehearsals: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
07-29
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 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.
07-29
09:00
3.0 General Archery Archery Range Setup Archery Staff Come help set up the archery range and add to your word fame!
07-29
09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
07-29
09:00
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy!
07-29
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Japanese Stab Book Binding for Tweens Family Point Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour. Sharp tools used. Appropriate for 10+; younger students may need adult assistance.
07-29
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New last year: Students will build a Coptic-stitched sketch book with wooden covers and exposed spine using techniques born in Egypt in the 4th century. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-Acto, and metal ruler, if they have them, but binding tools will be loaned, if needed. Fee includes pre-drilled wooden boards, paper, linen thread, and a detailed handout.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel in the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Basic Chain, Split, Stem Stitch for Youth Baron Anton Barsuk Instruction on basic Chain, Split, and Stem Stitch for Youth (ages 7 to 12 years old). Youth will be taught basic stitch and given a design pattern to work with and keep. Material will be provided to make a favor or mug cover with pattern on it. There is no class fee, but donations for supplies are welcome.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
07-29
13:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make-and-Take Banners Viscountess Sefa Hrafnsdóttir [Youth U] Children will be encouraged to use their imagination and create their own heraldic banners! This class will be using paints, so please send your children with either a smock or in garb you do not mind getting a little bit of paint on in case of enthusiastic artists!
07-29
13:00
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).
07-29
13:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Italian Notions of Time Thl Cyrus Augur We will be covering the Italian ideas of tempo, or time, and how they are used in combat.
07-29
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-29
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Staff We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic-tac-toe).
07-29
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 period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets.
07-29
15:00
1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
07-29
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M, W, F Peace and War Week. This is a low and slow practice targeting everything that hurts from Pennsic setup, walking, and activities.
07-29
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
07-29
19:00
1.0 The Haunted Bookshop - Space 63. Nice weather, in the patio. Not nice weather, in the Book Wagon Merchanting 101 : Roundtable Lady Gwyneth So you want to be a merchant! Roundtable for those merchants with experience and those just entering the trade. Swapping of ideas, information, suggestions, and answering any questions to the best of our ability. Please bring chairs if possible.
07-30
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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.
07-30
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
07-30
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 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.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Basic Coinmaking I: Making a Metal Punch Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Tutorial and hands-on application of making metal punches for coin making. Includes annealing the steel, shaping the punch, hardening and tempering the steel. Please wear closed-toed shoes and limit loose clothing if possible. There will be FIRE! Bring jeweler's files if you have them. (Some will be on hand.)
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Creating Your Own Late-Period Measuring Tapes Thl Severin Festschdermacher In the late period of our time, a tailor, Juan de Alcega, published one of the first tailor's pattern book, authorized by the permission of the Spanish Crown. It was first published in 1580, with a second edition published in 1589 as Geometria, practica, y traça. That second edition was re-published in 1979 as Tailor's Pattern Book, 1589: Facsimile, by Juan De Alcega, with translation by Jean Pain & Cecilia Bainton. In the book, Alcega used the Castilian Ell, also known as the Bara, as his measuring system. Notations of the Ell and the Bara measurements can also be seen in Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C. 1560-1620 by Janet Arnold. The books, The Modern Maker Vol. 1: Men's Doublets and The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640, are both by Mr. Allan Mathew Gnagy, a tailor and student of historical clothing for many years and with whom I have consulted for this class. You will learn to use and make your own Bara Tapes to your particular measurements, using the technique developed by Mr. Gnagy. You will be able to use these tapes to make late period clothes for yourself. And, with the same knowledge, you can make a set of tapes, and thus clothing, for your friends.
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Decorative and Functional Edges and Seams Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn to use a 15th-century technique for making decorative edges and seams using needle lace and fingerloop braids based on the Lengberg finds. Students will learn a basic needle lace stitch and create a common 5-loop fingerloop braid, and will learn and practice creating decorative edges and/or seams that can be used on headwear and undergarments.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Puzzles! Lord Alaxandr Come in and solve some puzzles, some ancient in origin and others relatively new. I'll have physical ones such as the Tavern puzzles, Irish Lovers Linking Rings or construction puzzles; paper-based ones such as math and logic puzzles; verbal puzzles as told by bards and storytellers around the campfire.
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Jewelry: Etching Copper Alloys Thl Gaeira Aggadottir In this lecture class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to etch copper, brass, and nickel silver with ferric chloride. Various resists will be discussed with an emphasis on heat transfer resists: PnP Blue and Toner Transfer Paper (TTP). You will be able to adapt these techniques to etch a wide variety of jewelry items, favors, largesse, coronets, belt elements that can be riveted on, armor decorations, etc. The discussed techniques can also be used to etch fine silver and sterling silver using ferric nitrate.
07-30
09:00
4.0 A&S 11 A Lidded Sewing Basket Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya Using various sizes and shapes of reed, we will be making a basket with handle and lid that's perfect for your sewing project.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Chains: From BCE Through the Renaissance Lady Prima Aurelia Argentia The devil is in the details, so they say. Learn who wore what throughout the SCA period, from Early to Late.
07-30
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Food Lady Arastorm What did the people in Anglo-Saxon England eat? How did they cook it? How do we know? (Archaeological and written sources.) What should those with Anglo-Saxon personas have for camp cooking and feast gear?
07-30
09:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Welcome to War Craft Time Family Point Family Point will be open for a variety of crafts in our first session of War! Decorate your medallion, string some viking beads, and meet new friends
07-30
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Laugh and Lie Down 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.
07-30
09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
07-30
09:00
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy!
07-30
09:30
1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
07-30
10:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Calligraphy 101 and the Uncial Hand Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of putting a calligraphy pen to paper, and then apply those principles to practicing the Uncial hand. It's an early-period hand that's a good starting point for learning all the hands that come after it.
07-30
10:00
3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Stop having your feather fronts come off when you shoot through a target. Save the money of buying an expensive, modern, fletching jig. Make wonderful looking, pretty, arrows that fly straight. We will use hide glue and silk thread to fix flights in place. Learn how fast and easy it is to rescue flights from broken and/or damaged arrows the better to reuse them both to save money and the trouble of getting more. Our class teaches a technique that works to cut common and uncommon profiles. We will not focus on nocks, points, straightening, documentation or cresting, although these might be touched upon briefly. Arrows made with this process won the Avacal kingdom championship, several tournaments and out scored a grand master.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Brehon Law Baron Charles O'Connor Irish law principles to include details on honor price, injury, sick maintenance, rights of women. Examples of the application of the law in traditional Gaelic Ireland. Details on where to find information on the law tracts and the sort of research they can support.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 14 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. You'll learn the basics of the stitch, and finish it outside of class. Kit is three colors of floss, ball base, and marking thread, or bring your own. For those that have taken the class before, we will get fancy with the kiku.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 A Family Walking Tour of Pennsic Family Point New to Pennsic? An old veteran, but your kids aren't? Join us for a tour of family-friendly locations. Approximately one mile loop. Meet at playground gate.
07-30
10:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Fingerloop Braiding Youth U - Staff Use your fingers to braid friendship bracelets and trim!
07-30
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Intro to Longsword in SCA Rapier Donnan MacDubhsidhe Use of German longsword in the SCA rapier context, but in the lists and in melee. This class will serve as an introduction, covering stance, basic guards, and how to achieve proper calibration.
07-30
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, four hours from a big meal, or two hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit). "Pennsic University does not advocate the adoption of any diagnostic method or course of treatment not performed by properly licensed practitioners in accordance with modern world medical (or legal) standard of care. This class will present medically (or legally) significant information for purely informational purposes only. The University strongly recommends that you always inform, and obtain advice from, modern world medical (or legal) professionals before altering or starting any course of diagnosis or treatment (or engaging in any legal practice) based on this class."
07-30
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
07-30
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
07-30
11:00
1.5 A&S 7 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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.
07-30
11:00
4.0 A&S 10 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.
07-30
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Backgammon Games Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Tables, Nard, and other ancestors of modern backgammon go back centuries. Period rules will be shared with a chance to play afterwards.
07-30
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Instrumental Music in the Sixteenth Century Thl Vincenzo da Brescia An overview of instrumental repertoire, its styles, sources, performers, and composers in 16th-century Europe.
07-30
11:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Quinta, Sesta, and Settima Thl Cyrus Augur We will examine Capoferro's additional guards and their uses in his system.
07-30
12:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Whitework Illumination Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL 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.
07-30
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Sketch Comedy Typhainne Du Navarre Learn how to develop, write and perform scripts for sketch comedy. Learn how to make a lineup for performance, rehearsal, staging, and much more!
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Using Bara Tapes with Thumbnail Sketches Thl Severin Festschdermacher A tailor would have a number of patterns, all drawn in a thumbnail sketch format. Without calculating every time, how can that sketched doublet or gown be used to create clothing for a 6-foot person of average build as well as for a person of larger stature and only 5 foot 5 inches tall? That would be by using the letter codes on the pattern and the client's custom Bara Tapes. This class will show how the codes are used and how they are matched to the Bara Tapes. And you will see a few actual comparisons of patterns in true size.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Teen D&D Campaign: Face Red Hand Tribe Family Point Be a Hero! The Red Hand Tribe of Goblins have risen to become a major menace to Cove Vale. A few brave heroes are needed to push them back and make the vale safe for allied races again. Short D&D 3.5 campaign for ages 12-17. Must attend all sessions. No previous experience necessary.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 German / Tudor Hair Taping Baroness Karin Taylor de Cameron Learn quickly and easily how to keep your hair up and off your neck either by yourself or with a friend's help. Please note you must bring your own cotton, linen, or silk ribbon at least three yards long.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 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 whip-cording. 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.
07-30
12:00
1.25 A&S 14 Double-Faced Tablet Weaving Master Rufus of Stamford An introduction to double-faced tablet weaving. We'll look at techniques, period patterns and how to design your own patterns.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 18 Beginner Knitting Thl Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-30
12:00
1.5 Courtesan College (strawberry fields, B06 on Ankara) Beginner's Tablet Weaving Lady Honora de Cunninham An introduction into tablet weaving, perfect for anyone interested in getting started making their own trim, belts, straps, garters, etc. We will learn how to use a pattern, thread cards using s and z, plus little techniques I have learned along the way. We will touch on some adult content along the way. Age 18+.
07-30
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
07-30
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday at 4 PM in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (mundane experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
07-30
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Micro-Mosaics Make-and-Take Thl Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Catalina De Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun Lady Hermina De Pagan The thrilling life story of a Spanish woman who ran away from a convent to live as a man and eventually received a Papal dispensation to continue.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Creating a Portable Physic Garden: Demo Miriam Culpeper Create a portable garden that grows herbs to help your health and your food. Don't have ground to grow it in? It's easy and I'll show you how. I'll also show you how to keep it healthy, even inside. There will be a drawing to take home the sample garden that I have brought.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Advanced Fingerloop Braids Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne Have you mastered the easier braids? Looking to try some two-person braids and need a partner? Bring your directions and we'll decipher it. If you don't have a specific braid in mind, we can read through some of the available references and pick one to play with.
07-30
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Adventure Maximus: An Introductory D&D-style RPG Laura Wenham Adventure Maximus is a D&D-style game for young players, with simple character sheets and a basic dungeon crawl. Limited to no more than 8 players.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make-and-Take Scrolls Viscountess Sefa Hrafnsdóttir [Youth U] Children are invited to come and make scrolls in a way that they would like to see their own! Please note that this class will be using paints and markers. As such, please send your children with either a smock or in garb you do mind getting messy in case of enthusiastic artists!
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1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess Staff Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
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1.0 Historical Glassworks (10) Beyond the Cloth: Your Persona's Glassware, Part 1 Thl Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from early period through the Middle Ages, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available.
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1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam with Siri! Part 1 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature. In a 1.5-hour session, we will focus on beginner/easy sequential drills. Bring a music stand (some loaners available) and your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). You might wish to try a different instrument. New (Harmony brand) soprano recorders will be available for $4. Youth welcome!
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1.0 Rapier List 4 The Basics of Alfierri Thl Cyrus Augur We will examine and work with the basics of Alfierri's system, including guards, measure, tempo, etc.
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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 1 Left-Handed Calligraphy Baron Padraig O'Branduibh A hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
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1.5 A&S 5 Food Safety for SCA Cooks Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about food safety.
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1.0 A&S 6 Intro to Calligraphy Lady Magdalena von Kirschberg Come learn the basics of calligraphy. You will learn how to hold a calligraphy pen and get to try different types of pens and ink. This class will teach you the shapes and techniques to write a calligraphic alphabet.
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1.5 A&S 12 Justice by Blood and Iron Lord Alexander of Ayr For centuries various European societies resolved some of their greatest legal disputes through a procedure where two people tried to slaughter each other. This class aims to address a single question. Why? Why in the name of all that is just, and at least slightly sensible, would people, cultures, and entire kingdoms agree to this? In the process of answering this question we'll look at various techniques and legal practices that marked these trials, specific cases which were resolved by combat, and the lasting legacy of trial by combat on our own system of justice.
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1.0 A&S 13 Greuszing: Brewing a Gruit Ale from Saxony. Lord Malcolm Mor An intermediate class, it is recommended that students be familiar with basic brewing, including from at least a partial mash. Step-by-step discussion of the brew from mash to fermentation will be covered, and samples of the finished product will be available. Age 1+. (ID will be required.)
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2.0 A&S 18 Second Sock Syndrome, Part 1 Peli Learn modern techniques for a medieval industry. Toe Up 2-at-a-time Magic Loop method. Prior knowledge of knit and purl stitches required. Will knit baby socks to learn techniques; bring two different colors of practice yarn. Bring 40-inch cable circular needles sized appropriate to yarn weight. This method is useful for "difficult to size feet and legs." Both socks knit at same time give you consistent gauge and a pair at the finish! Time allowing, we will start adult socks. Bring at least two skeins of sock yarn. (More if you want longer socks.)
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Scroll Painting for the Very Young Family Point We have scroll blanks and water colors! You have a 2- to 7-year-old who wants to paint! Let's combine them, and everyone will win.
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1.0 Historical Glassworks (10) Beyond the Cloth: Your Persona's Glassware, Part 2 Thl Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from the Late Middle Ages to late period, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available.
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14:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 What is Measure? Thl Cyrus Augur This class seeks to explain and work with the fundamentals of Measure, both in period systems and in practical use.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Intro to SCA Scribal Arts Elliot de Bletsho A crash course on SCA scribal arts for the complete beginner. An overview of the process of making a scroll touching on layout, calligraphy, illumination, as well as need-to-know things to for your own work and helpful tips.
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2.0 Amphitheater Improv: Beginning to Play Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Start your path for learning improvisation theatre with some simple vocal and physical warm-up exercises!
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Constellations and Crafts Lady Judith of Massan Learn the constellations by hearing their legends and recreating their patterns in crafts.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Simple Stuffed Animals/Dolls Lady Ceara der Alcan Youth U: Learn to make a simple stuffed animal or doll. I will go over period examples but these dolls are simpler and great for kids. All materials will be provided; open to all age groups. Basic knowledge of sewing is helpful but not required.
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1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games Staff 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.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
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2.0 A&S 4 Basic Jewelry-Making, or, How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics of design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
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2.0 A&S 12 9000 Years of Edged Weapons Einar the Mad A display and discussion of the history, fabrication and development of edged weapons including many original examples from the Neolithic, through the Bronze Age, into the Iron Age and Middle Ages of SCA period, on into later eras and present. See which designs have lasted longest or have repeated. Photos and video welcome, limited hands on permitted.
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2.0 Cabochons (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, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
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2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Guilloché: Engine Engraving. Lord T W The class will have hands-on use of a simplified rose engine. They will get to engrave decorative motifs of their own design onto a brass disk.
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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; children must have adult escort.
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1.5 A&S 4 Dressed for the Sultan: Ottoman Turkish Garb Thl Faye de Trees Turkish clothing is beautiful, colorful, comfortable, and flexible with a mix-and-match versatility that suits the modern re-creationist. This will be an overview of 16th-century Ottoman Turkish clothing, both men's and women's, with pattern handout and slides. Bring your mobile device to view slides!
07-31
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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.
07-31
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
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08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 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.
07-31
08:00
2.0 University Point (University) Pennsic au Naturel... Ecosystems in Period Thl Juliane Bechaumpe No, not that definition. Cooper's Lake is rich in ecosystems that reflect the folklore, beliefs and science of our period. This is a walking tour that explores some of these examples. Along the way, we'll also explore how using a natural system as context can enhance our research of almost any topic. Includes random thoughts regarding birding by eyes and ears, what Hildegarde Von Bingen thought foxes were good for, and why Shakespeare's plays read like Peterson Field Guides. Also, perhaps much discussion on why Elizabethans were afraid of the woods after dark. Please wear clothes, a good head covering and sensible shoes. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
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09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Figure-Drawing Salon Master 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.
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09:00
3.0 A&S 1 So, I Just Bought an Inkle Loom … Lady Esclarmonde al-Andalusiyya You’ve just bought an inkle loom (or, you’re thinking of buying one!). Now what? You’ll learn about the structure of the inkle loom, how to read a pattern, choose the yarn for your loom, and how to warp the loom. But, most importantly, you’ll create your first inkle weaving: a three-color band, about one inch wide. Bring your new loom and shuttle, and join us all. For those of you who haven’t taken the plunge, a limited number of rental looms and shuttles ($35 through the end of War) will be made available.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 2 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. The class will take the Big Three of Venice, Florence, and Rome, and go on to more obscure gems.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Cover to Cover Baron Agapios Cargos Learn the step-by-step process to create a book, plus some history of the Byzantine Codex. Not a hands-on class. You will not leave with a book.
07-31
09:00
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.
07-31
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 History of Japanese Archery Master Godai Katsunaga Historical look at archery in Japan primarily focusing on the use of the bow and arrow in warfare. Class will be a historical discussion and lecture about archery as well as have reproduction arrows, quiver and modern bows for the class to handle.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 7 A Time and a Place: Non-traditional Service Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL Not everyone has the time, ability or desire to take on the role of officer, key event staff or special project coordinator. Come and participate in a discussion of new and different ways to volunteer or how to use the time and talents of those who want to be of assistance but can't in more traditional ways.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Venetian Arsenale Lord Edgar Refskegg Venice's Arsenale (shipbuilding facility) was the backbone of Venice's power throughout much of the Republic's history in the Middle Ages. The Arsenale could build ships faster and at a greater volume than any other facility of its time and, indeed, it provides one of the earliest example of assembly line manufacturing. We'll go over the history of the Arsenale and its capabilities using both primary and secondary source material.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Oval Market Basket (Part 1, The Base) Thl Sara Bayley Make-and-take basket weaving class taught in three parts. In part 1 ($6), we will build the base of the basket. In part 2 ($8), we will be adding spokes and weaving the sides. In part 3 ($6), we will be weaving the rim and adding a handle. Please plan to take the classes in order. Total for all three classes is $20.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 11 Witches (and Similar Practitioners) in Period Lady Arastorm Throughout history people have always used magick, and often went to experts to have spells or divination done for them. I'll try to cover what were the most common types in different periods (mostly European), what they called themselves, what services they performed, how they were viewed within the community, and how the changes happened.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Wearing a Sari Lucrezia Cabellera Learn how to wrap a sari in a variety of ways using a six-yard sari. Bring your own or borrow one for the length of the class.
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1.0 A&S 13 No-Sew Fun with Fabric: Furoshiki Lady Bera the Crafty Furoshiki is the Japanese art of turning a flat square of fabric into a tote bag, bundle-wrapping, or box covering – all without sewing. Participants will be able to explain the history of furoshiki, learn how to judge if a fabric is suitable to be used in the art of furoshiki, and two methods of constructing a furoshiki tote bag. Fabric will be available to practice this art in class (and purchase if wished). You may bring your own fabric to class (a square piece more-or-less 45" x 45"). This class is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Come learn a skill that is useful as well as decorative – and amaze your friends with your new-found talent!
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09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Irish Frame Drum: Introduction to the Bodhrán Lady Líadan Liathán The acclaimed bodhránista from Three Weird Sisters teaches how to choose and care for the bodhrán: what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure; how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; session etiquette; bodhrán jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 16 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 your own yarn and needles.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Hidden Treasures: Counted Work Rarely Seen Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. The handout includes charts that I've made of several fragments. (Most of this class has been done in prior years as "Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met".)
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09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Fingerloop Braiding for Children Family Point Come learn to fingerloop braid! Best for those 5-10.
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09:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Basic Silk Painting Fun! Laurie Anne Parr Here in this class, we'll learn the basics of silk painting where we will be working with silk hoops with exciting images and water color paints! Everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided so the fun of painting can start right away!
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09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
07-31
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo is cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Carolingian Miniscule Mistress Alicia Langland Popular from the 8th to the mid-12th centuries, Carolingian Minuscule is an easy-to-write, easy-to-read script that was also the foundation for later-period styles. In this hands-on class for beginners, students will use a calligraphy marker to learn the techniques needed to write this script successfully. All materials provided. Students may purchase marker for additional fee.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Gothic Bar and Ivy with Whitework Gwen Cooke Applying whitework to scrolls can be a daunting process for new and veteran scribes, but mastering whitework allows the details of scrolls to stand out for all to admire. In this hands-on class, we will explore the familiar Gothic bar and ivy style and use it to work on developing and strengthening whitework techniques. Small paint palettes and brushes will be available for purchase and we will work from an existing Gothic bar and ivy scroll blank.
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10:00
1.0 Archery Tent Pennsic Archery Marshals' meeting Archery Staff All target archery marshals must attend one of the marshals' meetings.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Champlevé Enameling Lord Edgar Refskegg Technical (not hands-on) class showing how to do medieval reproduction Champlevé using modern techniques.
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1.0 A&S 3 Presentation and Display Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Present your A&S to its fullest potential. You've put your heart and soul into your Arts and Sciences; make sure everyone else can see how amazing your work is. Learn how to dress it up and present it with confidence. Feel free to bring pictures of displays you have done.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Notre-Dame de Paris Master Victor of Shrewsbury Why was the site chosen for the iconic Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris? How did it evolve in the first 500 years after the laying of the cornerstone? What changes and events occurred since then, architecturally and historically? Why is it so special?
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10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Basic Coinmaking II: Preparing the Die Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Continuation of Part I: Preparing the die face, tutorial, and hands-on application. Sanding, smoothing, and polishing the die face, laying out the design on the coin face. Materials limited, but spectators welcome!
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10:00
2.0 A&S 12 Big German Headwear Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn about the layers involved in German/Austrian headwear of the 15th and 16th century. Students will also learn how to make a wulsthaube, the layer that gives the classic "mushroom" shape to the headwear's profile. If students wish to start the wulst, they should bring 1/2 yard white linen.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 17 Stylin' Series: Bayeux Tapestry Embroidery Thl Constance of Caldrithig We'll discuss features of the extant Bayeux Tapestry embroidery and begin a small sample piece to practice the techniques that are characteristic of the style. At the end of the class you will be able to design and execute embroideries in this style. This class is suitable for all levels of embroiderers. Kit includes linen fabric printed with the sampler pattern, Anchor Tapestry Wool in a variety of colors and needles. Snips will be available for use during class. You should bring a hoop in the 5"-6" range and your regular embroidery accessories if you have any. Observers are welcome. Students who wish to supply their own "kit" are welcome. Handouts will be provided for those students.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 18 Sock School 1: Round and Round and Round Lady Thea de Nes Open to all knitters who already knit and purl and now need to learn how easy it is to knit in the round on double-pointed needles. Bring your own needles (wood or bamboo, sets of 5) and yarn in a favorite color (wool preferred but a soft acrylic will do, 300 yards or more). Use worsted weight yarn with US 4 or 5 (3.5-3.75 mm) needles, or a bulkier yarn with US 6 (4 mm) needles. Do not bring yarn that is fine or dark-colored for this; you need to see what you are doing.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Cannon Advanced Warning System (CAWS) Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti Briefing/discussion on Sound Triggered Anxiety and PTSD within the SCA and the efforts that have been made thus far to provide messaging services and education for sufferers. Class will begin with a briefing on the issues, the service, and how to sign up. The last part of the class will be an open discussion forum relating to the topic, plans for the future, and an exchange of ideas on how best to move forward.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 1 Making Monsters Mistress Marioun Golightly Children over five will sculpt gargoyle style monsters using self-hardening clay. Skills taught will be adapted to differing abilities of those attending.
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10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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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10:00
2.0 Novelty Range Beginner Archery for Women Taught by a Woman Lady Máirin Ó Nialláin For beginner women archers who want to learn, or improve, their basic archery skills. Must have and bring their own archery equipment. Class is limited to women age 15 and up. Handouts limited to 30 per class. Equipment must be inspected prior to the beginning of class in order to attend.
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10:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Intermediate Longsword for SCA Rapier Donnan MacDubhsidhe To continue the basic class, this class will cover the more advanced techniques and how they may be used in the SCA rapier context.
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10:00
1.0 RS1 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.
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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11:00
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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 5 The History of Blacksmithing in the Middle Ages Lord Brandr Aronsson An historical look at the history of blacksmithing from the earliest forms to late period.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
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11:00
1.5 A&S 7 Beyond the Baba Yaga Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Learn about fascinating creatures and critters of Russian folklore. After the laundry list introduction, I will tell a few fairy tales.
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1.0 A&S 8 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty, plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 14 ASL 101: Signing for Beginners, Part 1 Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Come have fun and learn some basic American Sign Language. Part 1 will cover the manual alphabet and numbers 1-20, as well as some handy phrases. All ages are welcome; there will be limited handouts available.
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11:00
1.0 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"! Material Fee includes your choice of Home of Poi - Sock Poi and a storage pouch. Handout with class review and contacts. Refreshments are also served.
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11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make a Cup Cover for 'Tweens Family Point Want a cover for you cup and don't have one? Bring your own fabric or select from the fabric on hand to create your own cover. Bring scissors.
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11:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Staff Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games to learn the basic strategies.
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4.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
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3.0 Guild Mirandola Egg Tempera Panel Painting Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating from the Egyptians through today. Tempera reached its height in medieval and renaissance Europe; virtually all panel paintings executed before the mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the binder. In-depth, hands-on. Materials included; beginner to advanced. See separate Guild Mirandola class on panel preparation. Visit Guild Mirandola for full list of classes.
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11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron 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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11:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 The Sinister Fencer: Lefty 101 Thl Cyrus Augur We will examine how the left vs. right dynamic changes the fight, and what works. We'll discuss the period perspective on sinister fencers.
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12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Sketch Comedy Typhainne Du Navarre Learn how to develop, write and perform scripts for sketch comedy. Learn how to make a lineup for performance, rehearsal, staging, and much more!
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12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Beekeeping on a Peasant's Pittance Lord Danr Grimsson Beekeeping using DIY techniques using little to no money start or continue beekeeping. For all experience levels. Bring your ideas and/or creations along. This will be an interactive class on ideas of where to get and use things to use for beekeeping. If you have been wanting to get into beekeeping, but you have been on the fence because you heard it's expensive, come to this class. If you like to create things and experiment, this class is for you. If you have no idea how to make stuff but know someone who can help, that's fine also.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism Thl 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!
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12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Teen D&D Campaign: Face Red Hand Tribe Family Point Be a Hero! The Red Hand Tribe of Goblins have risen to become a major menace to Cove Vale. A few brave heroes are needed to push them back and make the vale safe for allied races again. Short D&D 3.5 campaign for ages 12-17. Must attend all sessions. No previous experience necessary.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Surveying Material Culture from Written Inventory Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina 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, within the dispersion of bequests to a variety of beneficiaries. Beneficiaries included her mother, sisters, manumitted slaves, and other household staff. We will re-live her marriage, life, closet, and wealth from her written will, and reconstructed garments will be displayed.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Pilgrimage Project Thl Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche For the past five years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn these songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday afternoon of War Week, meeting at University Point, time TBD. Will start with a brief overview of pilgrimage in period.
07-31
12:00
3.0 A&S 10 Oval Market Basket (Part 2, Spokes and Sides) Thl Sara Bayley Make-and-take basket weaving class taught in three parts. In part 1 ($6), we will build the base of the basket. In part 2 ($8), we will be adding spokes and weaving the sides. In part 3 ($6), we will be weaving the rim and adding a handle. Please plan to take the classes in order. Total for all three classes is $20.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Artifacts of the Oseberg and Gokstad Aveline de la Rocha A show-and-tell including detailed photos of the Oseberg and Gokstad ship burials. Access to photos and item lists on handout.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Aztec Illumination Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid How was illumination used in Mesoamerica in period? Come learn about different codices!
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12:00
2.0 A&S 15 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 and documentation. Students may learn to transliterate their names. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Feasting for SCA Newcomers Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler "Are you staying for feast?" Learn what to expect, and what is expected, during mealtimes at an SCA event. Topics will include sideboard vs. feast, feast gear, making a reservation, wet/dry sites, food allergies.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Low, Slow and Flirtatious: Lauro Countess Judith de Northumbria A beginner-level bassadanza - the "Queen of the Dance" - composed by Lorenzo de' Medici. All footwork and rhythms to be taught. No dance experience required!
07-31
12:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Kumihimo for 'Tweens Thl Zada Come learn a skill to make medallion cords, draw strings for pouches, even the start of samurai armor lacing. Perfect thing to keep busy through those long court sessions. Parents/guardians are welcome and are encouraged to have your kid teach you a new craft.
07-31
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
07-31
12:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Here. Play This. Now. Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Join the Directors of the Known World Recorder Ensemble in an intermediate-level music reading session. You may like it so much, you will want to check out the Ensemble which meets M-W of War Week with a concert on Thursday. Bring your own recorder or borrow one of ours. (Yes, we have SATB to lend!) Bring your music stand if possible. Co-teacher: THL Siri Toivosdotter.
07-31
12:00
1.5 RS1 Ibn Sina's Herbs David Laughing Crow This is an informally structured class focusing on some of the herbs used by Ibn Sina (Avicenna) that follows the inclinations of the class. We'll talk about different uses of herbs in different forms, then follow class interest on focusing on elemental composition, four body structures of both plant and human, differences in effects of smoke/dry plant/fresh plant/essential oil/infused oil/etc, astrology, modern and ancient applications, or whatever else feels useful in the space. Please note that while I am an herbalist and holistic health care provider (formerly in medicine), I'm not your provider and this material should be considered for educational purposes only.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
07-31
12:00
2.0 Silvertree Souq (098 ) Best Bet Block Printing Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti We will be using on-site laser-cut wood blocks made by an expert craftsman to demonstrate best practices for block printing. Students will get to hear from several craftsman on their best practices, best products to use, ink vs. paint, and how to spread inks in the best methods. Students will then get to practice making prints using their own blocks, purchased blocks or some from the shop. Come play! We will have sample fabric but silk can also be purchased on site!
07-31
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Manuscript of a Different Color Lady Nichola Beese An historical overview of illuminated manuscripts on dyed vellum and how to imitate the effect on pergamenata for SCA scribal projects.
07-31
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday at 4 PM in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (mundane experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 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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13:00
4.0 A&S 4 Putting it Together: STS3 Thl Brynn Herleifsson Assemble your cut pieces 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 between steps for some people. If you took the class previously, we will have to ask you not to participate if turnout is large.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Women in the Middle Ages Lady Catiana de Vannes This is a mythbusting class on the role women played in the Middle ages. Women fought, led men in battle, read, crafted, etc. For every belief that women didn't do "that" in the Middle Ages, there was a woman who did.
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Runes: The Elder & Anglo-Saxon/Frisian Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the earliest identifiable runic inscriptions to their decline, the Elder and the Anglo-Saxon/Frisian were the commonly used characters in epigraphic inscriptions. We will look at rune origins and meanings, use in trade and identifying goods, codes and cyphers, magic, regional variations, and the bracteate tradition, as well as other venues.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Slaves and Freedpersons in Ancient Rome Salvia Repentina Slavery was a fact of life in ancient Rome, so what might a Roman persona be expected to know about it? Join us as we dispel the myths, face the facts and gain an understanding of how Roman people interacted with this challenging tradition.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Midrealm's Digital Alexandria Thl Ays,e al-Rumiyya Digital Alexandria is a way of cataloging and storing the collective Arts & Sciences knowledge of the members of the SCA of the Middle Kingdom. How often have you wished to be able to read someone’s research, or attended a class only to have lost the handout? Maybe you want to start researching something but don’t know where to start? This website contains A&S projects that have been submitted by the users. You can search for projects by meta tag or feel free to “browse the stacks”.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 14 Spinning 101 Lady Katheryne of Krings Keep Learn to spin thread on a drop spindle. Class will include instruction on making and using a low-whorl drop spindle.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 18 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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13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Armor Repair for Beginners Lord Patrokles Athenaios Did you arrive at an event to find your armor has a broken strap, a popped rivet, or some other damage you didn't notice from the last time you used it? Did you feel or hear a piece of your armor come loose or break when you took that last hit? Did a marshal tell you to fix it before you come back on the field, and you're not sure how, and everyone who does know how is still on the field? This class teaches you how to assemble a basic armor repair kit, the tools and supplies you need to do basic, safe, legal repairs to your own armor, and get you back on the field. We also show how these simple, basic repairs are a starting point to building your own armor. We also cover basic helm safety including padding and strapping.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Making Herbal Sachets Thl Maggie Rue Simple class on creating herbal sachets; even the youngest child can go home with a little pouch of sweet-smelling herbs.
07-31
13:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Learn to Play Nine Men’s Morris Medieval Game Youth U - Staff Learn and play Nine Men’s Morris. There will be a raffle at the end to give away 3 of the games!
07-31
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Staff A simple trick-taking card game played with a tarot deck, fun for children and adults.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Dots, Lines, and Stuff: Learn to Read Music Lord Ciaran mac Breandain Are you an absolute beginner or an experienced bard? Come learn the basics of how to read music in an hour. The ability to read modern music is valuable to bards and others who want to understand both modern and medieval music. It is an essential skill for taking the next step as well as reading and transcribing music written in the various medieval notations and tablatures.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided as part of the class fee.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Gothic Hybrid Drolleries and Grotesques Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL 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.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Weeds and Why They Grow Baroness Ellice de Valles Come learn about four medieval weeds which you can find here in northeastern North America (and elsewhere) and why they grow! We will discuss the plant itself, a little history, past and modern uses, and how you can use the plant to learn something about your own back yard. If we have time we will cover one surprise weed.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Origami Dragon Lady Maire ni Cathal Ui Chonchobar Students will learn how to make a dragon with flapping wings. Directed at youth, but adults welcome.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Recipes from the 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas A pottage of figs, spinach in sauce, and a large tart of eggs, milk, raisins, sugar, and pine nuts.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Midrealm College of Heralds Restructure Plan Mistress Estelle de la Mer Midrealm Heralds! We will soon be instituting a ranking structure and authorization process for court and book heralds. Come learn what's coming for your office and for the Heralds-at-Large.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Wee Beasties: Yeast and Brewing of Medieval Beers Lord Malcolm Mor A discussion of various types of yeasts available for the SCA brewer to use. Species, what they are used for, pitching and fermentation management, and where to obtain them. As Brewers, we make wort. The Wee Beasties make the beer!
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Basic Rattan Weapon-Making for the Beginner Lord Patrokles Athenaios Are you new to fighting and want to learn the basics of making your own equipment? Did you ever try to make a weapon only to have it fail inspection at the first event you brought it to? Is your first weapon nearing the end of its life, and you're not sure where to start building a new one? Did you spend the money on rattan to make a sword, and you're afraid that you'll waste it because you're not sure what you're doing? Do you need a sword in an hour, and have the materials, but not the know-how or extra hands to make one? This is the class for you! In this class, we take you from bare stick to inspection-ready weapon in under an hour. Great for the beginner or the fighter who needs a replacement weapon in a hurry. If you bring a stick, we will have the tape, thrusting tips, and tools on hand to help you start building.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Spies and Secret Codes Thl Maggie Rue Youth Class on different period secret codes used in various militaries and how to make your own.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
07-31
15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal 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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15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Telling Bardic Tales in Persona Lord Patrokles Athenaios This is a class about telling better tales, and keeping those tales in line with your SCA persona. This includes tips on writing original bardic works that fit with your time period and persona, and what stories written by others would have been commonly told around the fire on pilgrimages, on campaign, or by wandering bards looking to earn a meal, a place by the hearth, or some hard coin.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 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.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 17 Throw Away Your Wristwatch Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Discussion of scientific principles so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
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15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Low, Slow and Flirtatious for Three: Pelligrina Countess Judith de Northumbria Highly seductive, this is an intermediate bassadanza for three. Dancers should be familiar with doppii, sempii, saltarelli, and riprese.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point Family Point is open for parent-guided crafts. We will have a craft and instructions, but there will not be a teacher to guide the activity.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Beginning Knitting Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir Learn to knit. Needles and yarn provided, but if you have a favorite color bring your own skein of worsted weight yarn.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Will teach the rules of the Japanese game go (also known as weiqi in China), and offer a chance to play afterwards.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving, a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Up-gradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you. Youth welcome with parent or guardian.
07-31
16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 An Introduction to Roman-Style Scrolls Baroness Shirin al-Sussiyya This class will introduce scribes to an assortment of images based on Roman murals, paint a Roman motif and explore Roman calligraphy. We will have the opportunity to discuss sources as well as defining styles and characteristics of Roman art. We'll practice some of those techniques while creating a small painted motif. Please bring your scribal kits if you have them; some supplies will available to borrow.
07-31
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Oval Market Basket (Part 3, Rim and Handle) Thl Sara Bayley Make-and-take basket weaving class taught in three parts. In part 1 ($6), we will build the base of the basket. In part 2 ($8), we will be adding spokes and weaving the sides. In part 3 ($6), we will be weaving the rim and adding a handle. Please plan to take the classes in order. Total for all three classes is $20.
07-31
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Flirtation à Trois: Belfiore Countess Judith de Northumbria My reconstruction of the flirtatious 15th-century threesome, Belfiore, a popular, highly entertaining dance! All levels welcome!
07-31
16:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is a Korean method of gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
07-31
16:00
1.0 RS1 Volunteering and You Lady Mairi of Kilravock Are you suffering from Helium-Hand Syndrome? Want to volunteer but don't know where to start? Worried about burning yourself out? Look no further! This class covers the Hows and Whys, the advantages, pitfalls and rewards of volunteering, without sacrificing your health along the way.
07-31
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M, W, F Peace and War Week. This is a low and slow practice targeting everything that hurts from Pennsic setup, walking, and activities.
07-31
17:00
2.0 A&S 12 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, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
07-31
18:00
1.5 Games Tent Tavern Games Lady Maggie Bakestre We'll review a number of popular period tavern games including board games, dice games, and card games. We will allow plenty of time to play. Discussions about drinking and gambling may occur, so 18+ age only, please.
07-31
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learning to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches.
07-31
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
07-31
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 Welcome to War T(w)een Mixer Family Point Join us at Family Point for a chance to meet other teens and 'tweens at Pennsic. We provide lights, power, and snacks; you provide charging cables and conversation. Open for those 10-17 years of age. All curfew and supervision rules must be followed.
08-01
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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.
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-01
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 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.
08-01
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-01
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Portraits Master 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 strategies, guidelines and practice in the development of those skills. Bring drawing materials, pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-01
09:00
1.5 A&S 1 Beginning Kute Uchi: Japanese Hand-Looping Thl Zada Learn the four basic moves of this loop manipulation used in many of the historic braids from the Shoisoin Temple. Auditors welcome.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Meigaku: Design and Document Japanese Names Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir 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 theater troupe? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture-specific naming practices? Would you like to know how rank, title, and office relate to all of this and how to include them in people's names? Would you like to learn how to pronounce Japanese names and summon people into court? Then this class is for you! Learn how the structure of Japanese personal and group names varied by time, period, and social status. Learn to design pre-modern names and attach titles.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress 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. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Blade Face Inlay: Lecture and Demo Master Francis Bean Class 1 of 2. We will examine period techniques for inlay and overlay of blade faces. Example pieces will be drawn from Norse blades, High Medieval English small knives, and 16th-century Ottoman and Iranian work. Techniques will be demonstrated. Pre-requisite for Blade Face Inlay: Practicum.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Running or Winning Siege Cooking Contests Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf "Siege cooking" contests pit contestants, provided with identical raw ingredients, against each other or a pre-announced standard. A popular feature of weekend events, such contests can spice up a household dinner or provide the entire feast. The instructor has run the Maison Rive siege cooking contest at Pennsic for more than twenty years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Plagues of Europe: Really, There Was More Than One Master Alanus of Bunghea Measles, small pox, bubonic plague and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the affected population physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically. This class focuses on the origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and long term impact on the affected populations. When early man lived in relatively isolated groups, contact between individuals was infrequent and short-lived diseases (for either the disease or the host) were not able to spread by direct contact or through intermediaries such as rats, mosquitoes, etc. As people began to live closer together in towns, later in cities, and when lack of sanitation became more of a threat to health, transmission of diseases became easier and more common. Resistant individuals lived and the less-resistant died, thus selectively increasing resistance in the population as a whole. The gradually declining death toll seen in recurrences of a particular plague was due to an increase in resistance within the population due to several factors. Modern medical investigations indicate that the same genetic makeup that allowed some people to survive or avoid bubonic plague are the same genetic makeup that allows some people be HIV positive and not develop AIDS.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 3 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus 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 which are different from the previous two years of plants covered by this class. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Roman Rag Doll Make-and-Take Noble Hawisia de Groote Make and take a Roman rag doll based on an extant item in the collection of the British Museum. Kit provided at no cost to make and clothe one doll per participant. Accessibility: needles will be pre-threaded, and dolls can be made completely by hand from scratch or from a pre-sewn body that only needs stuffing. Kit will contain no animal products/fibers. Participants are welcome to drop in and out during the class period. No cost.
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Silk Flowers from Thread: Passementerie Thl Roxelana Bramante Hands-on construction of 3-dimensional flowers using thread (embroidery floss), velum, and wire. Low Countries 15th-16th century. Several Besloten Hofje shrines are intact and are comprised of tiny flowers: petals cut from velum and wrapped in thread, supported by wire. Create your own flowers to use as decoration or accessories (though you probably won't be able to complete one in class).
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Mustards and Saunces Roundtable 101 Lady Gwyneth Mustard? Informal meeting for those interested in making mustards and sauces. We'll compare mustards made a year ago, six months ago and two weeks ago to notice taste differences. Not all mustard samples will be from period recipes. 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 scadianbooks@gmail.com to have these included in the booklet.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Lyric Writing Workshop: Part 1 Lady Líadan Liathán Got a song in your heart? Dai and Líadan of Bed 'n' Breakfast teach lyric-writing techniques to help you craft a first draft. Song structure, brainstorming for three verses and a chorus, when and how to build bridges and bending clichés, internal and external rhyme patterns, emphasis. Quash songwriter's block forever. Attendees must be prepared to leave with homework and return for Part 2: Lyric Editing.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 17 Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Mistress Kaleeb the Green Eyed Create the only pouch an Anglo-Saxon woman would ever want or need, using period supplies and sewing techniques.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 Cables for Intermediate Knitters Lady Mór Cille Caindigh This class will open the door to the basic principals of cable knitting, including how to read cabling patterns. We will have a chance to practice by starting a simple head band which you can finish at your leisure. I hope this class will entice you to look for ways to integrate cables in your future knitting projects.
08-01
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Rune Interpretation Lady Arastorm New to the runes? Learn what the runes mean for divination. We'll cover the Elder Futharc (24) and, if there is time, the extra runes from the Anglo-Frisian Futhorc.
08-01
09:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Ealdormere Day Family Point Ealdormere sponsors Family Point for the day! Activities TBD.
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1.5 Games Tent Period Card Games: Karnoffel Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this oldest identifiable European card game (1426 reference).
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8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
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3.0 Irontree Works (169) Viking-Age Clay Pot Cooking Mistress Katriona ni Chonarain Learn how to cook lunch in a clay pot. There will be a selection of ingredients, a fire, and information. I will have a class set of specially-priced small Viking-age pots available at Irontree Works merchant booth, and there will be a class fee for supplies. We will talk about what ingredients were available where during the Viking Age, sources, and cooking methods. Ten students will leave class with a pot of cooked lunch.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron 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. Class limited to 10 looms.
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1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 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.
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6.0 Æthelmearc 3 Parchment Making Thl Abigail Kelhoge Learn the basics of making parchment for bookbinding and award scrolls in one day. This 6-hour workshop will cover all of the steps, tools, equipment, and some variations on the process from fresh hides to finished sheets. The first part of the class shares techniques with leather and rawhide preparation, the last half is specific to parchment. Be as hands-on or hands-off as you want. We will provide gloves and aprons; you must bring boots or shoes that can be easily washed. Wear mucky clothes. Students who would like to continue working on the project and gain more experience may attend preparation hours on the days before and after class is held.
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1.0 A&S 2 Kamon: Designing and Documenting Japanese Armory Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design and register real Japanese heraldic designs called kamon? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culturally specific heraldic design resources? Then this class is for you. Learn how to use online resources to design, document, and register a pre-modern Japanese kamon.
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2.0 A&S 3 Beginning Appliqué, Cording and Couching Mistress Alison of the Isles In this class you can learn a method of decorating fabric that can be used for clothing, banners, pouches, pillows, cloaks and more. You will learn the basics of applying fabric shapes to a background fabric, then applying a cord and securing it around the edges of the appliqué. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but anyone can learn this technique. All materials provided. Bring small scissors if you have them.
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1.0 A&S 6 Introduction to Chess Fundamentals Master Sigurthr VigurHafn Learn how to play this game of royal battle! We cover the basics to allow you to have a fun game with anyone. For ages 14-17.
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1.0 A&S 7 Justinian’s Plague and The Great Mortality Baroness Slany bean Uillic Come learn about flagellants, fleas, *tarbagans+, plague saints, and what Empress Theodora did with her three orifices.
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1.0 A&S 8 Puzzles! Lord Alaxandr Come in and solve some puzzles, some ancient in origin and others relatively new. I'll have physical ones such as the Tavern puzzles, Irish Lovers Linking Rings or construction puzzles; paper-based ones such as math and logic puzzles; verbal puzzles as told by bards and storytellers around the campfire.
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2.0 A&S 9 Speaking Shakespeare Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy After reviewing the basics of iambic pentameter (the form Shakespeare used most often), students will do readings which illustrate how the Bard varies the verse to give "stage directions" to the actor.
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1.0 A&S 12 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
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1.5 A&S 13 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.
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2.0 A&S 18 Open Knitting Circle 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.
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1.0 A&S 19 New to the SCA Baroness Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an You're new to the SCA. What you need to know? Come with questions.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Viking Beads for Youth Youth U - Staff Make your own Viking beads to take home. Learning about shapes, colors and what was most popular using the kid-friendly medium of "Play-Doh". Because of that, please send your children with either a smock or in garb you do not mind getting a little messy in case of enthusiastic artists! (Limit of 12)
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
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2.0 Rapier List 2 Early Bird Tournament 15 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?
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1.5 RS1 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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 RS2 Through the Looking Glass: New World Civilizations Lady Layla alZarqa Sixteenth-century Spanish explorers, as they moved across North America, encountered vast cities, complicated engineering, and remnants of sophisticated civilizations. Learn about the First Nations peoples that thrived in period within the eastern half of North America and their accomplishments that are oftentimes forgotten in main stream history texts.
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3.0 RS3 Beaded Flowers 1: Rose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature rose in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth.
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1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, four hours from a big meal, or two hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit). "Pennsic University does not advocate the adoption of any diagnostic method or course of treatment not performed by properly licensed practitioners in accordance with modern world medical (or legal) standard of care. This class will present medically (or legally) significant information for purely informational purposes only. The University strongly recommends that you always inform, and obtain advice from, modern world medical (or legal) professionals before altering or starting any course of diagnosis or treatment (or engaging in any legal practice) based on this class."
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Ahmed Nesim-i and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal 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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2.0 Æthelmearc 2 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. This year, we will analyze the littera textualis formata script used in the Hours of Catherine of Cleves (MS M.0917/945), f. 208.
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1.0 A&S 1 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
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1.0 A&S 2 Iki: Composing Japanese Scroll Texts Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir An introduction to Japanese diplomata along with the methods by which they are attested and delivered. The structure of Japanese official documents and correspondence is rather different from the textual style in Society documents, letters, and public announcements. This class introduces Japanese epistolatory style and the structures commonly found in official documents. This class will also introduce a few Japanese words which might appear as the header for an official document and several stylistic features of official Japanese writing both in Japanese and in English.
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1.0 A&S 5 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.
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1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
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1.0 A&S 7 Riding in Front of the Prince Lady Gesa van Wellenstein During the 16th century, riding evolved from its martial origins into an art form practiced by noblemen and kings. Instead of the medieval jousts and melées, horsemen began to display their skills in carousels, ballets, and individual performances. The riding masters of the mid-16th century had definite ideas of what was proper for both horse and rider. During this class we will review different documentations about how riders showed off their own riding skills and their mount's best abilities to the royalty. We will cover how to prepare and train for this kind of performance, including what documentation is required for the judges.
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1.0 A&S 8 Hedeby Apron: A Simple Construction Thl Emer ingen ui Aidan A new cutting/sewing layout for a Norse apron-dress based on the Hedeby harbor fragment. We will briefly discuss the extant fragment and why it is interesting to the historical costumer. Then we'll learn how to construct the garment using a plausible construction/layout. Only two measurements, one cut, and three seams! Good for both beginning and advanced tailors.
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1.0 A&S 10 Digital Heraldry Master Kryss Kostarev The Digital Age is upon us and it needs to interface with the Middle Ages. This class is mostly discussion but has some show-and-tell about using computers and tablets to draw heraldic art for submissions.
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1.0 A&S 12 How to Measure Yourself Plus Basic Patterning Tips Aveline de la Rocha You will leave with a full set of your measurements and some basic knowledge of how patterns work, both commercial and homemade. Class fee includes twill tape with marked measurements. Free handout.
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1.0 A&S 14 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 7 of the Exchequer's Handbook.
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1.0 A&S 15 Medieval Soil Amendments Baroness Ellice de Valles Come discuss a variety of soil amendments used by medieval gardeners, and talk about why they were/are added/used from both a modern and medieval standpoint. We will try to discuss at least four soil amendments, and possibly more if time permits.
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1.0 A&S 17 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
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1.0 A&S 19 Persona in the SCA Baroness Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an You have attended few events and your friends have a name, a device, and a persona. You feel you need one. What is a persona? Steps to developing a persona. Worksheet will be given.
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1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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1.0 Games Tent "Pit and Pebble" Games (Mancala) Staff We will review basic mancala rules and discuss some variations. Ample time will be spent learning by playing.
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4.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
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1.0 Amphitheater Sketch Comedy Typhainne Du Navarre Learn how to develop, write and perform scripts for sketch comedy. Learn how to make a lineup for performance, rehearsal, staging, and much more!
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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 12th-century North African Muslim.
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2.0 A&S 2 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the late Vendel period through medieval times (and actually in some regions of northern Norway and Sweden into the 20th century), Younger Futhark runes were pretty much cut-down versions derived from the Elder Futhark. We will look at the many variations not only in individual futharks, but regional variants in individual characters, rune names and meanings, pagan and Christian rune magic, mercantile usage, quickie notes scratched on slips of wood (Viking period Post-Its(R)), memorial stones, codes and cyphers, "handwriting" variants, and lots more.
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3.0 A&S 3 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl Barbara Webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
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2.0 A&S 4 Blade Face Inlay: Practicum Master Francis Bean Class 2 of 2. Students will inlay/overlay a provided seax blank. Work begins in class but will be finished in later sessions at the merchant booth, "A's Round Pottery" at student schedules. Students will leave with a completed seax. “Blade Face Inlay: Lecture and Demo” is a pre-requisite.
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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.
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2.0 A&S 6 Teen D&D Campaign: Face Red Hand Tribe Family Point Be a Hero! The Red Hand Tribe of Goblins have risen to become a major menace to Cove Vale. A few brave heroes are needed to push them back and make the vale safe for allied races again. Short D&D 3.5 campaign for ages 12-17. Must attend all sessions. No previous experience necessary.
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2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tablet Weaving Master Rufus of Stamford Introduction to tablet weaving. Participants will learn to string up their cards and weave a number of basic patterns. Limit 10. Observers welcome.
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1.0 A&S 8 Rusalki: Not So Little Mermaids Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka The examination of Rusalki in Russian folk belief. Learn about mermaids without fish tails, but with awesome powers.
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2.0 A&S 9 KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 8-14) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of The Goose Girl by Gary L. Blackwood. 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, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm. Children under 12, please bring a parent or guardian.
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2.0 A&S 10 Three Scandinavian Chests Master Gille MacDhnouill I'll discuss the construction of three extant chests or boxes from Viking-era Scandinavia. All three are similar with minor differences. We'll discuss wood selection, tools needed, construction details and shortcuts and how to scale the sizes to fit your needs. Plans, drawings, etc., will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 11 Tacketed Bookbinding: Medieval Account Books Kendrick von Brumbach A look at the history of an early "reusable" or "expandable" bookbinding technique. Used primarily for accounting books and ledger-type books, this style of bookbinding allowed the modification of the text block without major alteration of the actual covers of the book. There will be a sample of a tacketed book to examine.
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1.0 A&S 12 Adjusting Cotehardies for Fuller Figures Mistress Alamanda de la Roca Do you like the look of the cotehardie/GFD, but think you can’t pull it off with your figure? Need some tips to make your cotes look great? Come discuss tricks to make the cotehardie look wonderful on fuller-figured folks, ways to hide “problem areas”, and what to do with weight gain or loss. Although the class will focus on fuller figures, all body types are welcome!
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2.0 A&S 13 Cross Stitching 101: Getting Started Lady Vika Vyborgskaia Learn the history of 15th-century cross stitching. Learn the basics in a hands-on class; make a two-colored simple pattern. Also, learn how to make your own patterns and how to size them. Kits will include everything you need to get started!
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1.0 A&S 17 Favors and Tokens Lord Jacob the Wanderer A discussion on the meaning of favors and tokens and their uses within the SCA.
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1.5 A&S 19 Medieval Food for Newcomers Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya We'll talk about medieval food, how it is different from and similar to modern food; includes spices, and some accessible resources, both books and on the internet (and a reminder that not everything on the internet is true, even on the website of someone in the SCA). We'll also make two or three simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients that aren't too different from some familiar dishes.
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1.0 Bog U Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress 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. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
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2.0 Dance Tent Penta Pentamere Dance Class Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel There are three Penta Pentamere Dance CDs. Come and learn the dances and the history behind them. The dances will be chosen by the people who come to class. Yay, dancing!
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 To Bow or Not To Bow Youth U - Staff Class for all ages to help understand the ranks of our peers, how should they be addressed, and help reduce peer fear. It will also include how you comport yourself when first you are called unto court. Students will portray the parts of King/Queen, herald and person called into court. Open to all ages.
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2.0 Hunters Home (M-01) Introduction to Roman Cooking and Eating Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Introductory level, hands-on class featuring recipes from Apicius. Students will participate in making a number of dishes to then be enjoyed while reclining on a triclinium, or three-sided Roman dining couch. While eating, we will discuss Roman dining customs and practices. Allergy Alert: Some of the recipes featured will contain nuts.
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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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1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
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12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation Lord Ciaran mac Breandain "…unless sounds are held by the memory of man, they perish, because they cannot be written down." – Isidore of Seville, music scholar, 7th century. The language of music, i.e., music notation, has existed and evolved from ancient times. In this one-hour class, you will learn about its evolution with a focus on the Middle Ages.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Abbreviations and Ligatures Thl Sophie Davenport An overview on the use of abbreviations and ligatures in period documents and possible uses in SCA-styled scrolls. An understanding of how letters are formed is helpful.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scrolls by Design Lady Thea de Nes It's tricky to fit all the illumination and text on a scroll, filling the space artfully and without having everything crammed in or leaving big holes and gaps to detract from the balance of the whole document. Learn some design tips for making the process easier while making sure that all the requirements for a presentable scroll are included. Will explore manual methods as well as exploring "cyberscribing" techniques.
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2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday at 4 PM in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (mundane experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
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1.5 A&S 5 Heraldry Design Basics Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig What better way to get your device submission in shape for Herald's Point than by learning about heraldry design basics? This class will include an introduction to device design based on the SCA rules of Heraldry. Some one-on-one assistance will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 8 Shakespeare's As You Like It: The Messy Pastoral Viscountess Jimena Montoya Ah, the forest of Arden, where Shakespeare's characters can escape the nasty politics of the court and instead enjoy a blissful countryside full of foul weather, wild animal attacks, and cruel landlords. In this class, I'll talk some about how the play uses pastoral images and tropes to highlight threats to rural life caused by the advent of enclosure and the rise of the commercial wool trade. We'll look at specific scenes and discuss the play's relationship to real life contexts in the late sixteenth/early seventeenth century. There will be time for general discussion of the play. Students do not need to have read the play in advance, but are encouraged to do so. A free e-text version is available at https://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org.
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1.0 A&S 12 Exploring the New Heraldic Precedent Project Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana See the progress being made on the Heraldic Precedent Compilation Project, and learn how you can help!
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1.0 A&S 14 Heraldic Wills and Permissions to Conflict Mistress Estelle de la Mer For consulting heralds and submitters. How and why to submit Administrative Actions such as Permissions to Conflict and Heraldic Wills. Help your clients understand what they are, and why they are important. No class fee but donations to defray cost of handouts welcome.
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1.0 Brandr Forge (#75) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson Come join us for a basic blacksmithing demo and some hands on practice. Learn how to bend metal to your will. Brandr Aronsson will be making an "S"hook as part the demonstration and will be providing instruction and some hands on experience.
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3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Ealdormere Day Family Point Ealdormere sponsors Family Point for the day! Activities TBD.
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1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Staff We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic-tac-toe).
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1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam with Siri! Part 2 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature in four parts. Bring a music stand (some loaners available) and your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). You might wish to try a different instrument. New (Harmony brand) Soprano recorders will be available for $4.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron 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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1.0 Rapier List 4 Longsword Against Rapier Donnan MacDubhsidhe How longsword can be used against rapier. How to apply various German techniques in the SCA list against single rapier and the various secondary weapons.
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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 Left-Handed Calligraphy Baron Padraig O'Branduibh A hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Hwaet saegst thu? An Introduction to Old English Lady Elenor dela Rochelle alias Ela Old English was the language of the Anglo-Saxons, spoken and written from roughly the 5th century through the 11th century. We will cover basic grammar, pronunciation, and resources for translating Old English. We will also discuss the importance of poetry in reading and understanding Old English. Sources will primarily be from period, with some modern sources and phrases useful for the SCA.
08-01
14:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampworking: Making SCA Order Medallions Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This class will be a demonstration of how to make glass beads and pendants for Society and Kingdom (East) level awards. After a few demonstrations, attendees are invited to bring pictures of other awards they might wish to create themselves, and the class will brainstorm strategies for making those other designs as time allows. I have made Laurel and Pelican medallions, and pendants for East Kingdom awards such as the order of Maunche, Silver Crescent, and OGR, among others. Please note this class is a demonstration only. It is not hands-on. However, the instructor is happy to find a time/place to work one-on-one with interested students at another time during Pennsic.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Block Carving Lady Serafina Della Torre [TeenU Age 13+] Students who choose to carve will be given a 3"x 4" piece of carving material. Students will be given design options; you may bring your own design (devices, etc., are popular), but should be sure to reverse the design (mirror image) if the direction of the design matters. An example may be if a bird faces left on one's device, one should print the image with the bird facing right.
08-01
14:00
1.5 A&S 7 Equity and Inclusion 101: DEI in the SCA Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti Learn the terminology of applied courtesy, build skills to promote SCA Core Values, and practice interrupting bias to ensure chivalric virtue in our organization.
08-01
14:00
2.0 A&S 9 KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theater experience creating a staged reading of the script Jane the Doomed Queen, by THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition is necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed on Friday 8/2 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7 pm. Sponsored by Known World Players.
08-01
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 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.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 A Newcomer's Guide to 7th-Century Britain Halfdan of Hedeby The 7th century was a bleak period of turmoil all across Britain, buried deep in a time now known as "The Dark Ages", but the Kingdom of Northumbria was a beacon shining through the darkness during this period. Learn about the powerful Kings of Bernicia who helped shape England into what it is today and their many battles against the Mercians and Welsh. We'll talk about the creation of Lindisfarne Monastery, the gospels created there, how Celtic Christianity made its way to northeastern England. There will be a diorama featuring art, books and memorabilia from this period. I will also have a painted giant map of the British Isles during this period. There will be an interactive period after my lecture where I will let people take a closer look at everything over snacks and refreshments.
08-01
14:00
1.5 Cafe Marhaba (Food Court Near Barn) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner's Footwork for English Country Dance Lady Sarah le Payller Starting off on the correct foot allows the figures to flow more easily in English Country Dance. Brand-new beginners to intermediate level.
08-01
14:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Basic Silk Painting Fun! Laurie Anne Parr Here in this class, we'll learn the basics of silk painting where we will be working with silk hoops with exciting images and water color paints! Everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided so the fun of painting can start right away!
08-01
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Afternoon youth heavy list combat games and battlefield scenarios.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Getting to Know Chaucer's General Prologue Viscountess Jimena Montoya Learn why this description of a bunch of folks on their way to Canterbury is both cutting social satire and pretty darn funny. We'll discuss cultural contexts and vocational stereotypes of Chaucer's era as a way of getting into the humor and the substance of this opening portion of Chaucer's poem. I'll have copies of the general prologue available, but students should ideally have read it before the beginning of class. An electronic copy is available in interlinear translation here: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/teachslf/gp-par.htm
08-01
15:00
1.25 A&S 6 Tarot for Teens Christy Fricks Basic intro to Tarot card history and use. Participants will learn how to begin using the cards for fun and readings. This class will be based on the classic Rider Waite deck. Bring your own cards if you have them for a show and share session! We will have a few decks to borrow during the session for practice, and maybe a few to purchase at cost. A resource list will be provided as well.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Leather Corners for Wooden Book Covers Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Learn how to make the four most common corners on wooden book covers using leather. Each student will make four sample corners. All tools will be loaned by instructor. This is a hands-on class.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 17 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Period cross stitch could be different in unexpected ways. We'll examine photos of extant pieces and period images. Cross stitch was sometimes done and/or used in ways strange to the modern eye, both alone and with other stitches. Also: a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Whatever Shall I Wear? Garb Right from the Start! Thl Faye de Trees An intro to garb, including a timeline of clothing history, an overview of easiest-to-make styles. How to grow your wardrobe as a newcomer while keeping each piece historically accurate, affordable, and approachable so you will be proud to wear them for years to come.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Bog U The Pilgrimage Project Thl Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche For the past five years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn these songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday afternoon of War Week, meeting at University Point, time TBD. Will start with a brief overview of pilgrimage in period.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Clan Wulfgard (E02) Period Cooking at War: Yes, You Can Lord Wulfric Grimbeald Tips, tricks and resources for a practical, period kitchen and a simple menu anyone can easily prepare. Fire, sharp blades and food present in camp.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Thl Henry of Maldon If you've never danced in the SCA, or just a bit, these dances are a great way to get started, learn basic concepts, and get ready to go out to dance.
08-01
15:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal Cooking with Herbs and Spices in Period Recipes Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch Trying out a period recipe only to be stumped by what a poudre forte, poudre douce, poudre blanc, or a poudre fine is? We will briefly review which herbs, spices, and blends were most commonly used in cooking before 1600 and then you will try your hand at making your very own poudre forte or poudre douce blend to take home with you! Allergy warning: ginger, sugar, cinnamon, galangal, grains of paradise, long pepper, black peppercorn, cloves, nutmeg. Those not wishing to make a spice blend are welcome to audit for free!
08-01
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Gluckshaus (House of Fortune) Staff This is a simple gambling dice game for two or more players. We will review the rules and allow ample time to play.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets.
08-01
15:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Songs of Sorrow Tech Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-01
15:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Frame Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright A simple introduction to frame weaving such as tapestry, etc. Class limited to 10 looms. Fee covers loom, accessories, yarn and instructions.
08-01
16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Introduction to Pysanky Lady Nichola Beese Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Introduction to Whisky Lord Patricio De Cordoba This class is for those interested in learning about whisky. The class will cover history, laws governing spirits, and production. The class includes a how-to-taste and -appreciate. Samples for 20 people. Some cups will be provided, but it's suggested you bring your own glass. Age 21 and over.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA Persona Development Lord Cataldo Querini Whether this is your first event or you remember when there were just two Kingdoms, every good gentle can continue to build or develop their personas! The idea of this class is to consider the ways in which you can become a more authentic version of the medieval you. We will explore ways to improve your representation of material culture, consider how a medieval version of yourself might have viewed the world, and learn ways to validate and authenticate your sources. Additionally, with the expansion of the SCA's allowed regions, resources will be available to consider exploring non-Western personas (and navigate ways in which to do so gracefully). If you happen to have source books for your persona or others, please bring them! We can look at them as time allows.
08-01
16:00
3.0 Dance Tent An Enchanted Picnic Countess Judith de Northumbria Shed the shackles of modernity and join us for an enchanted afternoon of dancing, dining, story telling, singing, conversation - all in persona! This gathering shall be reminiscent of the picnics and noble gatherings described in works such as the Decameron and the Book of the Courtier. Whether or not you have a fully developed persona, come partake in a magical afternoon. If you like, come prepared with a period-style story to tell, song to sing, dance to do or share. We shall even have the pleasure of soloist musician Meister Albrecht Catsprey to play for us!
08-01
17:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street ) Ghosts in Period Lady Arastorm People have always seen ghosts, but they interpret what they see through cultural filters, so medieval ghost stories, late classical ghost stories, Renaissance ghost stories are all slightly different from modern ghost stories. We'll be looking at various period stories and explanations for what people thought they experienced. Mostly European.
08-01
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Guilloché: Engine Engraving. Lord T W The class will have hands-on use of a simplified rose engine. They will get to engrave decorative motifs of their own design onto a brass disk.
08-01
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater i Verdi Confusi: A Fairy Funny Farce Pennsic Performing Arts Did you know, due to a 1600 Naples law, that you don't have to pay rent if there's a Munaciello living in your home? Well, the scheming Brighella is going to make sure the miser Pantalone knows this in our commedia dell'arte fairy farce at the Amphitheater! (Bringing seating or blankets for the green.)
08-01
19:00
1.0 A&S 4 Notre Dame: The Heart of Medieval Paris Thl Mary of Montevale We will examine the importance of the Île de la Cité, the birthplace of Paris, and its cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, beginning with Roman times and running through the Middle Ages. The instructor taught high school French for 33 years, including an introduction to Paris and France in the Middle Ages. No prior knowledge of French history needed to attend this class.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-01
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: Tea Ceremony Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-01
19:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara - look for signs!) Raunch and Romance: Oral Recitations Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Come listen to period and period-inspired pieces in the lush surrounds of the Courtesan College (B6). To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. Age 18+.
08-01
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen/'Tween Lounge Family Point A chance for 'tweens and teens to chill and come together in a spot with lights and table space. Games, electronics, art, and conversation welcome. Often there are snacks. Unstructured, but adults are present. Curfew rules still are in play and teens/'tweens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-02
07:00
2.0 Archery 2nd Annual Pennsic Flight Shoot Baron Naran Numuchi August 2nd, 2019 (Friday of Peace Week), 7-9 AM. Archery range. Flight shoot for distance. Categories - period handbow, modern handbow, crossbow.
08-02
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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
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
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-02
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-02
09:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginners' Illumination: Scroll Collaboration Mistress Marioun Golightly Beginner-level illuminators will work on scroll kits containing a variety of papers, pigments, paints, and involving various techniques. Every half hour we will rotate the kits, so you try something different each segment of the class. The scrolls resulting from the kits, when they are complete (no pressure, we don't have to complete them during the class), will be donated for baronial use. You get to keep an instructional hand-out.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 1 Russian Gold Work Embroidery Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair This is a three-hour workshop to get you started on your project. We will be learning the basics of how to apply pearls, beads, padding and "waste of time" (cording). Kits will contain all the materials to finish a large 9 x 15" bag. These techniques can be applied to a variety of projects. Kits include hoop, handout, "waste of time" (cording), pearls, seed beads, padding, cotton cording, needles, fabric, linen or cotton for backing, bees wax, threads. Please bring scissors.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Changes in Perspective: the Anglo-Saxon Migration Lady Arastorm For most of the 19th and 20th century, early Anglo-Saxon history was based on the Bedean story of the Anglo-Saxon migrations/invasion from Europe to Britain. Archeological studies have led to new perspective on the written evidence, and it may no longer be as accurate as we'd hoped. Discussion of how our view of Anglo-Saxon history is changing in the 21st century.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 3 Sprang: For All-Thumbs Beginners Baroness Gwynnyd Sprang is a weaving technique without a weft thread. The warp is twisted together to make a net-like cloth. There are many examples from Viking and Coptic sources. Students will learn how to construct a simple sprang frame, warp it, and learn an easy, basic warp-twisting technique to make a pouch. The $8 class fee includes a 20-page handout, all materials to make your own sprang frame to take away, and all materials to make a pouch.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Three Cage Distaffs: Naked and Dressed Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The cage distaff, dressed with both wool and flax, can be seen in late-period images. These images appear quite often in use with 16th-century spinning wheels. Variations of this form have survived until modern times in Europe. We will look at three different methods for creating a cage for a spinning wheel or waist distaff. Time permitting, wool dressing will be demonstrated. One construction method uses green woodworking. While this class is lecture only, the handout will contain instructions for making your own distaff three ways.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Consort 101 Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL Someone has asked you to be their consort. What is that? The exciting world of tokens, favors, honors, obligations and the all important communication with your champion. There is no wrong or right way. It's different for everyone ... but there are some simple tips and tricks I would love to share with you. Come and learn or pop in to share your experience as a consort with others.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Basic Beginner Brocading Thl Hrólfr a Fjarfelli A hands-on beginner's class on brocading, a tablet weaving technique to create narrow woven bands with intricate patterns. We will setup a loom, go over the basic concepts of tablet weaving with the focus on brocading and learn to weave simple patterns on a warp-weighted tablet weaving loom.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 The Basics Of Leather Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 11 Introduction to Fiber Prep Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Focuses on prepping wool fiber (which is easiest for new folks to obtain) plus a walk through various methods to wash and prepare fiber for spinning. Period and modern methods will be discussed. Some tools will be available to experiment with as time permits.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Cooking in 14th-Century England Master Gille MacDhnouill Redacting and cooking from the Forme of Cury and other 14th-century recipe books. Written in Middle English, these cookbooks represent the earliest English collections of recipes. I'll discuss the manuscript sources, and present my approach to cooking from these sources along with a discussion of common recipes that appear in multiple manuscripts. Anyone interested in cooking from medieval recipes is welcome to attend.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 13 Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry Master Morien MacBain History Is Made At Night! An anecdotal survey of raids, assassinations, betrayals, ambushes, reconnaissance, and psychological operations in period.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Beginning Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán A basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar, pronouns and SCA-related vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count, how to ask and answer simple questions, and some easy conversations.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 17 Stylin' Series: Elizabethan Monochrome Embroidery Thl Constance of Caldrithig We'll discuss features and uses of extant Elizabethan monochrome (a.k.a. blackwork) embroideries and begin a small sample piece to practice the techniques that are characteristic of the style. At the end of the class you will be able to design and execute embroideries in this style. This class is suitable for all levels of embroiderers. Kit will include linen fabric printed with the sampler pattern, DMC floss in a variety of colors and needles. Snips will be available for use during class. You should bring a hoop in the 5"-6" range and your regular embroidery accessories if you have any. Observers are welcome. Students who wish to supply their own "kit" are welcome. Handouts will be provided for those students.
08-02
09:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) Aphrodisiacs: Food and Drink to Delight the Senses Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Brief presentation on period and locale-based aphrodisiacs followed by hands-on preparation of samples to take. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss, that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. Possible allergens include dairy, tree nuts, gluten, several types of flowers. Please dress for mess, bring a cutting board, hand towel, paring knife, and a container to take your samples.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Heraldic Field Games Family Point Herald Says! Heraldic Twister! Run around and learn your heraldic colors, commands, and shapes.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Staff A simple trick-taking card game played with a tarot deck, fun for children and adults.
08-02
09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
08-02
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Peg Loom Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright The tabletop peg loom is a step up from stick weaving, also known as a rake loom. The base allows you to do a wider piece. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-02
09:00
1.0 RS1 ASL 101: Signing for Beginners, Part 2 Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Part 2 will consist of more words and phrases useful in basic conversation. Attending Part 1 isn't an absolute necessity for Part 2, but it would be helpful. Open to all ages. Limited handouts available.
08-02
09:30
1.5 A&S 16 Cordoba: Glitter on the Ornament of the World Master Gilles de Beauchamps Let's talk about the somewhat improbable rise of Cordoba from a sleepy town in Andalusia to a world power; how Muslims, Jews and Christians managed (at least for some of the time) to coexist and thrive together. Included are one tale of derring-do and splendid revenge, one tale of a man who was renowned as the finest singer of his time and how he changed the way we eat today, and, at no extra cost, a discussion of why martyrs are not always a welcome thing.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 The Road to Avalon Lady Nyfain merch Coel An overview of King Arthur tales, from books written a few hundred years after the supposed events to music of our own Heather Dale, to a dizzying array of movies. I've got them all and want to tell you about them!
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Basic Coinmaking III: Punching and Striking Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Tutorial and hands-on application in punching die face and striking a pewter coin, using punches made in Part I to impress the design in the die face from Part II. End goal is to strike a completed coin as a capstone to the class series. Must have materials from first two classes, but spectators are welcome.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Telling Time with Richard II Master Richard Wymarc The theory and use of a simple time-keeping device called a Horary Quadrant, in particular one based on several associated with King Richard II. This class will give the historical context for the horary quadrant and provide extensive hands-on, practical experience in using it.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Open Up a Can of Worms: Research in the SCA Lady Rosie Dubroc How to Open Up a Can of Worms Without Making Too Much of a Mess: Starting an SCA Research Project Does research and documentation seem overwhelming? Are you interested in doing an A&S project but don't know where to start? This class will teach you how to find, evaluate, and document the sources you need to research and complete an A&S project in any category.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Jest Foolin' Around: Period Fools and Jesters Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Some history and traditions to the profession of making laughter in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
08-02
10:00
3.0 A&S 11 Felting Basics Baroness Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Period felting technique will be discussed. Extant pieces. What is felt? What is felting? What is fulling? Hands-on projects.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Youth and Family Involvement in the SCA Lady Artemisia Voltera Learn about ways to encourage family and youth participation at meetings and events and why it is important to the SCA. How to encourage family participation at meetings; ways to incorporate youth activities at your events. Why are youth important in the SCA? How does it help our Society to have youth involved? Kingdom youth education programs? Challenges and successes.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 18 Knitting Styles: Continental vs. English Lady Evalina von Schaidag An overview of the differences between the two knitting styles as well as some of the variations of each. While this is not a hands-on class, each style will be demonstrated. Handouts will include instructions.
08-02
10:00
1.5 A&S 19 Hand-Sew a Simple Belt Pouch Mistress Constance Waite Instructor will provide fabric, cording and sewing materials to create a simple belt pouch suitable to hold a phone or other small items. Hand-sewing techniques will be presented as appropriate for different uses.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Barony of Thescorre (N08) Woodworking Hand Tool Petting Zoo Thl Otelia d'Alsace Ever wonder how they managed to build amazing things before power tools? (Hint: the secret is sharpening!) Come for some hands-on experience with common sharp hand tools. Children who comprehend "sharp" welcome with a responsible adult. Feel free to come and go. If you have a hand tool (plane, spokeshave, etc.) that you are having trouble with, bring it.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Chadō Okeiko: Tea Ceremony Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Edible Norse Treasure Necklaces Thl SaehildR barngothR Learn about Norse treasure necklaces and make your own tasty version! (Gluten-free available!) All ages welcome!
08-02
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Japanese Stab Book Binding for Tweens Family Point Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour. Sharp tools used. Appropriate for 10+; younger students may need adult assistance.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-02
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 theater experience creating a staged reading of the script Jane the Doomed Queen, by THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition is necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed on Friday 8/2 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7 pm. Sponsored by Known World Players.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 9th Annual Rapier Poker 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 have won or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field, whether they won or lost, shall receive a poker 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. There will also be a volunteer winner chosen at random from the marshals that help assist in running the tournament. You could win by playing or by volunteering!
08-02
10:00
1.0 RS1 Beekeeping on a Peasant's Pittance Lord Danr Grimsson Beekeeping using DIY techniques using little to no money start or continue beekeeping. For all experience levels. Bring your ideas and/or creations along. This will be an interactive class on ideas of where to get and use things to use for beekeeping. If you have been wanting to get into beekeeping, but you have been on the fence because you heard it's expensive, come to this class. If you like to create things and experiment, this class is for you. If you have no idea how to make stuff but know someone who can help, that's fine also.
08-02
10:00
1.0 RS2 Henna History and Application Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including cultures, traditions, materials, and techniques, as well as 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.
08-02
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Ahmed Nesim-i and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-02
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Figure-Drawing Salon Master 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.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Small Hollow Glass Vessels Mistress Beatrix Alfray Using advanced lampworking techniques we will be making small blown glass vessels in various shapes and styles. Includes different techniques for making handles. We will also cover finishing the vessel, and needed supplies will be provided. This class requires a good understanding of heat control and temperature consistency.
08-02
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.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Wearing a Sari for Teens Lucrezia Cabellera Learn how to wrap a sari in a variety of ways using a six-yard sari. Bring your own or borrow one for the length of the class.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Historical Uses of Poisons Thl 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.
08-02
11:00
1.5 A&S 8 Espionage and Covert Action In the Elizabethan Age Master Morien MacBain A survey of Elizabeth's intelligence service, spymasters, codes, and night's black agents, as well as the litany of conspiracies and plots they faced!
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Soap in a Bottle! DIY Hard Soap for Soapballs, &c. Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Use a 2-liter soda bottle to safely make small amounts of cold process olive oil and lye soap without having to invest in fancy equipment. Basic modern and medieval soap-making will be discussed, as well as how to make period scented soap balls. (If you have access to bottles with lids, please bring to class.) Due to the use of potentially harmful chemicals, the class is only open to people who follow instructions well (no kids)! Each participant will leave with a bar of soap in a bottle.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 Learn to Spin Lady 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 for that spindle they bought three 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.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Survey of Rapier Hangers and Sword Belts Lord Brendan Firebow Looking to dress up your kit or maybe just find a place for your sword when not stabbing an opponent? We will take a look at different styles of later period sword belts, go over design, layout and construction, material options, where to find hardware, and how to wear the belt.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 16 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
11:00
2.0 A&S 17 Rob Peter to Feed Paul: More Feast for Less $ Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to plan and produce a fabulous, reasonably historic feast on the cheap. A king's dinner on village headman's budget is not only possible, it's fun! Learn how to waste less and serve more without going crazy. Come prepared to take notes.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 18 Sock School 2: You’re Such a Heel Lady Thea de Nes Continued from Sock School 1 or join us if you already know how to knit in the round and have knit a tube 40 stitches around and 2-4 inches long with supplies listed in Sock School 1. We will work through the complete heel and be back to knitting in the round for the foot of the sock. Really…it’s easier than you have been told.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Adsons Saraband: Advanced ECD Footwork Lady Sarah le Payller Focusing on the footwork of this 3-couple ECD dance makes it more elegant and easier to dance. Students will ideally have some familiarity with ECD.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Build Your Own Catapult Laura Wenham Have you ever wanted to build your own catapult? You will research and observe different models of catapults, use various materials (straws, spoons, Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, tape, cups, etc.) to construct your own catapult, and then test the distance your catapult will launch small objects. You can keep your catapult model.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Introduction to Chess Fundamentals Master Sigurthr VigurHafn Learn how to play this game of royal battle! We cover the basics to allow you to have a fun game with anyone. For ages 9-13.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Game of the Goose Staff Period game in the style of "Chutes and Ladders". The game is purely deterministic dice-based so it is suitable for children. It was also known from its tavern version which required gambling and/or drinking. We will review the rules and then play through a game.
08-02
11:00
4.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
08-02
11:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-02
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 The Incredible Paintable Egg Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL Learn how medieval scribes used all of the parts of the egg. Make glair, egg yolk tempera and shell white pigment, then experiment with the materials you've made.
08-02
12:00
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.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners I Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a few basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the first in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style (which is different), though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 1 Beginning Lacis Embroidery Baroness Aurelia Alfaiata d'Alcaçova Hands-on class exploring the basic stitches and essential techniques used to create lacis embroideries. This class is suitable for all levels. Kits will be provided. No fee; donations to cover material costs are welcome.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Teen D&D Campaign: Face Red Hand Tribe Family Point Be a Hero! The Red Hand Tribe of Goblins have risen to become a major menace to Cove Vale. A few brave heroes are needed to push them back and make the vale safe for allied races again. Short D&D 3.5 campaign for ages 12-17. Must attend all sessions. No previous experience necessary.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Blood from the Clouds: Marvelous Rains Lady Ursula Mortimer The Ancients observed rains of blood, of frogs, of fish, which continue even unto the present day under Elizabeth, Regina. Once a cause for superstitious terror, these rains are now understood as part of the Prime Mover’s ineffable plan, a necessary part of the World Machine. We will calm your fears and explain these phenomena with the tools of natural philosophy.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 How to Write and Tell a Great Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said Great stories have common threads, whether they are books, movies or stories. We'll discuss the principles of Myth used to create masterful stories that are dramatic, entertaining and psychologically true. This is a look at how storytellers can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pennsic Parasols Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Do you need coverage from the UV rays? Paper parasols have no UV protection. This is the class for you! We will transform a simple paper parasol into a water resistant, UV-blocking thing of beauty. All supplies provided. Sewing ability is helpful but not required.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Norse Coats: Kaftans and Klappenrocks Thl Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Learn about the coat designs and patterns of Birka and Hedeby/Vendel. We'll discuss the finds as well as how to pattern them.
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 16 Burgers and Mustard from 13th-Century al-Andalus Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya We will cook three recipes from the 13th-century Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook: burgers of ground lamb (includes eggs) with herbs and spices, and mustard with ground almonds, to eat on flatbread, plus a simple sweet dessert similar to medieval gingerbread of bread crumbs, honey, spices, sesame oil, and butter.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Disability Information for Newcomers Baron Gabrell Fairecloughe We will use a Q&A format to talk about accessibility in the SCA, the obstacles I have faced during my time in the SCA and how I dealt with them. Will also share some stories from other accessibility-challenged individuals, and share online and Pennsic resources for accessibility.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Bog U 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 whip-cording. 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
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent Running a Dance Musician Pit Master Albrecht Catsprey This lecture and applied performing class will discuss methods for running and conducting pickup musicians' group to support SCA dance events. Musicians, bring your acoustic instruments and be ready to do some playing and possibly some conducting. We'll go through methods and key techniques to have a smoothly run dance event, using coordination with the dance teacher and interaction with all musicians. Please bring instrument, music stand, and Pennsic pile copy.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make a Skjold Harbor Viking Hood Thl Kassandra Aiantide We'll make a hood, from the 10th century, found in Skjold Harbor in Norway. It's a simple hood to make, authentic, and it looks great! Put it on over a tunic and you're ready to go a-Viking.
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
12:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Who Said You Can't Sing? (They Were Wrong) Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes In this beginning to intermediate level singing class, led by this year’s Youth Choir Director, we will practice techniques for healthy and pleasing vocal production. Warmups, repertoire and exercises to strengthen solo and group singing will be taught. Open to Adults and Youth 12+.
08-02
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 8-14) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of The Goose Girl by Gary L. Blackwood. 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, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm. Children under 12, please bring a parent or guardian.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Valkyrie UnderWares (Booth #183) What to Wear Under There: Medieval Undergarments Thl Emer ingen ui Aidan We'll explore the range of garments people were wearing beneath their outer clothes, from Roman era to the High Middle Ages. Men's smallclothes will be discussed but we will focus on women's underwear and supportive garments.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shūji: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military governments. Epistolatory style and the structure of official documents will be introduced. Participants will learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. We will also discuss paper and signature seals. The bulk of the class will consist of a hands-on calligraphy class similar to those held in Tokyo. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes, ink stones, paper weights, and hanshi-size felt mats if you have them. There will be limited loaner supplies of all of these available at class. Paper and ink is included in the class materials fee.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day. (Age 18+ for adult themes.)
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 4 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Equity and Inclusion 102: Honoring SCA Core Values Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti Learn policy implementation for addressing inequity and exclusion, review the responsibilities of officers and participants, and develop skills to promote SCA Core Values.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 History of Period Sewing Tools Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools and learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of implements to inspect and try out! The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop and when did neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books arrive on the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements (and also get to handle a number of tools that will be present at the workshop) and get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia from antiquity through the 16th century.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Medieval Wire Rings, #1 (Bilingual) Baroness Sile Dhubh If you love bling, then this class is for you. This is a hands-on beginner class in English and French. You will learn how to make period spiral wire rings and will leave with them. No experience needed in metalsmithing. Materials for 10.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Reviving Your Local Group Lady Artemisia Voltera Come and learn ways to revive your SCA group to become a thriving community. Learn different tips and tricks to bring new life to your local group.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 14 Medieval Jewish Fighters Lord Gideon ha-Khazar Medieval Jews fought for Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mongol, Indian, Chinese, and other armies. Jews also fought in community self-defense, sometimes successfully. Class lists examples and often-repeated historical patterns that apply to fighters from other often-marginalized groups as well.
08-02
13:00
1.5 A&S 18 Medieval Drama: Sources and Ideas Count Valgard Stonecleaver We'll examine sources for medieval theatre that are easily accessible in English with an eye toward producing these plays in an SCA setting.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Lady Margaret Lad An introduction to the structure, etiquette, and protocols of the SCA.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03 Red and Black Sheet Walls) Viking Penannular Brooches Make-and-Take Lord Wilhelm Smydle A brief history of the Viking penannular brooch. Construction based on historical finds using hand tools and fixtures. Class may run over. Earplugs provided.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Create a Heraldic Device Family Point Learn the basics of heraldry and create your own coat of arms. (Kids' class; no conflict checking or registration of arms planned.)
08-02
13:00
1.5 Games Tent Atlanbaj (Turkish Checkers) Lord Galen Mac Byrne A 90-minute class on a simple period version of the game of draughts or checkers, played on an uncheckered 8x8 spaces board. History, rules, strategy; time allotted after for playing. Ten sets available for playing.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday at 4 PM in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (mundane experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
08-02
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Best of the Known World Rapier Tourney Baron Robert Hawksworth "Come one, come all, watch the best of the best fight! Open only to those with grant-level rapier awards, MoD, Knights, and Masters of Arms. Tournament format will be Bedford points style"
08-02
13:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-02
13:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but this is not a class for beginners. A reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
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 Æthelmearc 1 ___ in the ___ : Basic Scroll Wordings Mistress Jenna MacPherson SCAdian Mad Libs. Focusing on the framework underlying the poetry of SCA award and prize scrolls.
08-02
14:00
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
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 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.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Block Printing Lady Serafina Della Torre [YouthU 12+] Participants will get an introduction to block printing in period and will have the option to print on a flour sack towel. Pre-made blocks will be available in both European and Indian designs. Participants are welcome to print with pre-made blocks, carve and use an original design, or use one from period sources in the block-carving class in the previous session.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Nalbinding: Oslo stitch Thl Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir How to do the Oslo stitch, starting from the hat's brim up. Bring wool yarn and needle if possible.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Most Unkindest Cut: Editing Poems and Lyrics Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy We will examine some of the most common problems with poems and songs and provide tips (from the instructor and from much better writers) on how to fix them, as well as discussing general approaches to editing your work.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Boza! Get Your Boza! Baron Drogo Rainulf deDragonera Boza is an eastern European and Middle Eastern beverage made from fermented cereal grains. It is lightly fermented and is still served today. It is of a sour disposition but strangely leaves you wanting more. Age 21+
08-02
14:00
1.5 A&S 16 Making Couscous by Hand Master Galefridus Peregrinus Fresh, hand-made couscous is very different from the instant stuff available at most grocery stores. The earliest documented couscous recipe dates from the 13th century and describes a process that is still followed in North Africa with very little change. We'll be following that recipe to make couscous from scratch. If all goes well, attendees will have some hand-made couscous to take with them at the end of the class. Limited to 10 hands-on participants, but others may come to watch.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Getting Involved at Events & with Your Local Group Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Bog U Bog BYOB Summit Lord Lucas Livingston Come one, come all to the inaugural "Bog BYOB Summit," a BYOB meet-and-greet of connoisseurs of historic fermented beverages from antiquity to modernity. Ales, wine, mead, and more. Whether you're a homebrewer or home-drinker, bring a bottle (or two) to share in good company. Discuss your latest historic fermentation with your Bog mates (Up-top SCAdians equally welcome!) Share that commercial rare-find you've been cellaring until now. Learn about and debate the art of the craft across time. Age 21+.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner English Country Dance Ariana De Gallo We will go through the basics of English Country Dance and learn dances based on the number of participants.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Making a Felt Ball Thl Corasande of Starrhill Please plan on getting a bit wet, and maybe a bit soapy. We will see how wool will felt by using water, soap, and heat from our hands to make a felt ball.
08-02
14:00
1.5 Family Point Tent 2 Bring Out Your Dead: Bubonic Plague Simulation Lady Hugoline the Delicate Embark on a journey as either a trader or a pilgrim as plague and cholera ravage Europe. Will you survive, or will you spread one of these deadly diseases? Learn how these diseases spread spread across Europe and how those diseases affected European society in the Middle Ages. (Teen U)
08-02
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Midrealm Middle-Eastern Project Rehearsal Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri The Midrealm Middle-Eastern Choreography Project dancers will have already learned the choreography at one or more of three Middle Kingdom summer events. The focus of the rehearsal therefore will be preparing the dance to be performed at the Middle-Eastern Dance Expo at Pennsic. The choreography will not be taught at rehearsal. Dancers must attend at least one rehearsal, but preferably both, and have learned the choreography at a previous event in order to perform it at the Expo.
08-02
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Afternoon youth heavy list combat games and battlefield scenarios.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Learning to Draw French Vines Mistress Glynis Ciara of Trawsfynydd Learn to draw (and time permitting, paint) French vine illumination. We will cover styles, techniques and short cuts to recreating the dancing leaves of French borders. Primarily a drawing class, but we will get into painting techniques if the class time allows.
08-02
15:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Morgan Bible Book Of Kings Scribal Workshop Mistress Antoinette de la Croix An advanced five-day workshop focusing on the painting techniques and materials used to create this glorious medieval manuscript. Areas of instruction to include, but are not limited to, the following: gilding, anatomy, shading clothing, white-work, pen work and calligraphy.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Archery Tent Pennsic Archery Marshals' meeting Archery Staff All target archery marshals must attend one of the marshals' meetings.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Loop-in-Loop Chainmaking Demo/Discussion Lady Prima Aurelia Argentia Learn the tools and techniques of making fine silver loop-in-loop chains. Link-making and construction demo, along with examples of various periods/styles.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 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
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Song of Breath: Troubadour Poetry and Lore Master Morien MacBain A survey of the history, beliefs, and lore of the troubadours; special focus on several verse forms, with composition practice. Sestinas, anyone?
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 14 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick 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. CD may be available.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 19 Introduction to Historical Research Mistress Beatriz Aluares de la Oya Taught by a professional research librarian, this class will cover how to conduct historical research with traditional and digital sources. We will also discuss how to evaluate sources, and the various pitfalls and traps that await the unwary researcher.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Bog U Melodic Music Realizations on Basse Danse Tenors Master Albrecht Catsprey Melodic Realizations is a lecture and applied class on the methods of writing melodic divisions above a 15th-century basse danse tenor line. A solid knowledge of basic theory is required. Bring instruments as we will play some of the monstrosities we come up with.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) Courtesans and the Performing Arts Lady Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya All over the world, the history and development of the performing arts has been intimately tied to sex work. This class will explore the role that courtesans and other sex workers have played as both performers and patrons, and the ways in which they helped mold visual, musical, and dramatic aesthetics in their home nations. We will discuss courtesans from many different times and places, including hetaerae (Greece), devadasis and rajadasis (India), oiran (Japan), Safavid Persian courtesans, and Italian courtesans. Sayyida Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya' is the current East Kingdom Queen's Bard, and the former Bard of Caid. She has a Master's degree in theatre, and has taught voice, acting, theatre history, and dramatic analysis at a university level and in the SCA. Age 18+.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Measures Thl Henry of Maldon A suite of dances for beginners: the basic dance syllabus for the gentry of later Elizabethan England. This class also serves as practice for the solemn English Revel.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Paint Your Own Scroll Lady Magdalena von Kirschberg Children (and their adults) are welcome paint a scroll to take home with them. Paint one of our medieval manuscript examples, trace period shapes, or draw your own. Please dress appropriately for painting or bring a smock. All supplies will be provided.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Chess on Different Boards Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Chess had several variations during its history, including round and rectangular boards. We'll discuss Byzantine chess (circular board), oblong chess (16x4 board), and courier chess (12x8 with extra pieces).
08-02
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Vocal Techniques for Singers and Storytellers Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Give your voice greater strength, better control, expanded range and color, and more energy. Tips and tricks to improve your voice! Youths and adults encouraged.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 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
16:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beginning Knitting Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir Learn to knit and make a simple pouch. Needles and yarn provided, or bring your favorite color of worsted weight yarn.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Viking Sunstone Master Maximilian der Zauberer Scientific discussion about the Viking sunstone and how scholars speculate it was used for navigation.
08-02
16:00
2.0 Dance Tent Death of an Amazon: A 15th-Century Sword Dance Countess Judith de Northumbria My own 15th-century-style choreography depicting the battle between Penthesilea and Achilles. An action-packed performance!
08-02
16:00
4.0 East Battlefield Siege Inspections Thl Richard le Hauke Pre-battle inspections for all siege equipment to be used on the battlefield during Pennsic.
08-02
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola Sgraffito, Pastiglia, Tooling: Gilded Wood Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Gilded wood panels for paintings, altarpieces, frames and furniture were decorated with elaborate patterns. Pastiglia (raised gesso), sgraffito (drawing into tempera on gold), tooling and punching (indenting gold with metal tools), plus spinning on gold, all create dramatic effects by refracting light in all directions, making gold look like fabric, and halos spin. Learn the complex and beautiful ways gold was used to glorify. This is a two-part class. Part 2 is on Tuesday, August 6, 11 am-1 pm.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Singing and Playing Unbarred Music Thl Siri Toivosdotter SCA period music was generally written without measure lines. Fully embrace period music! Come sing (most are vocal pieces) or play (any C or F instruments) in four parts with THL Siri. Knowledge of standard notation and rhythmic values necessary. Teen-friendly class!
08-02
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Comedy Show Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic is mightier than the sword and anything can happen! Enjoy a fun night of long-form improvised comedy based on your suggestions and stories presented by the Pennsic Mightier Workshop cast!
08-02
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M, W, F Peace and War Week. This is a low and slow practice targeting everything that hurts from Pennsic setup, walking, and activities.
08-02
17:00
1.5 A&S 7 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!
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 12 Ghosts in Period Lady Arastorm People have always seen ghosts, but they interpreted what they saw through cultural filters. So, medieval ghost stories, late classical ghost stories, Renaissance ghost stories are all slightly different from modern ghost stories. We'll be looking at various period stories and explanations for what people thought they experienced. Mostly European.
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 19 Medallion Cord Make-and-Take Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Look spiffy with a medallion cord you made yourself by fingerloop braiding. This is an easy-to-learn technique to create handsome strong cord in any combination of colors.
08-02
17:00
1.0 Bog U Suck it Up: The History of Cupping Lady Rosie Dubroc This class will teach you the history of ancient Chinese cupping from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping.
08-02
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 because 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 War Week Thursday!) 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.
08-02
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron 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. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Songs from Around the World Pennsic Performing Arts Bards and music lovers band together to perform songs, both period and traditional, from around the world and across countries.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Youth Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Youth Readers' Theatre will perform The Goose Girl by Gary L. Blackwood. This will be a script-in-hand performance by the youth of Pennsic, ages 8-14. This type of performance does not have costumes, sets, or lighting. Sponsored by the Known World Players. Open to all performers 8-14; see class listings for rehearsal details.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-02
19:00
2.5 Family Point Tent 2 Teen/'Tween Lounge: Game Night Family Point Bring your period and modern games and play in our lighted tent with other teens and 'tweens. Ages 10-17 are welcome. Some games will be provided.
08-02
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts This is a staged reading of the script Jane the Doomed Queen, written by THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. Sponsored by Known World Players. See class listings for rehearsal details. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
20:00
2.0 A&S 4 Period Jewelry: A Slide Show Master Cariadoc Slides of jewels from museums, ranging from migration period through Renaissance.
08-02
20:00
1.0 University Point (Univiersity square.) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-02
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent English Revels Thl Henry of Maldon Come one and all to the solemn revel and post-revel (and a little banquet, too) at which we shall dance the Old Measures and other English dances. For those who do not know all of the Old Measures, printed memoranda shall be available.
08-02
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Drunk and Disorderly Pennsic Performing Arts Gather round to hear as raucous Celtic folk band "Drunk and Disorderly" regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. Plus songs in over 40 different languages! We perform anything from Latin drinking songs to French bawdy madrigals to Japanese sea shanties. You will laugh, cry, blush, and wonder where you left the whiskey! Pick a language! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
07:00
3.5 Chirurgeons' Point (Corner of St. Lawrence Way and Brewer's Rd.) 7th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess 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 7 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, and participants may join for as much or as little distance as desired. Wearing medieval-style tunics and presenting as medieval an appearance as is practicable is encouraged.
08-03
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-03
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101?) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students in each class. Kits: Basic Caster and 3 dart available from Thunderbird Atlatl for $50 or Caster $30 and/or $8 per Dart 5' or 6'.
08-03
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Period Pigments Lady Sebastianne la Rousse A discussion about period pigments and their use. Students will make their own gouache using gum arabic and natural pigments. All material will be provided and students making gouache will be required to wear a face mask, which will be provided, in order to take part. Students will take home a paint palette and handout.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Archery Atlantian St Sebastian's Shoot Master Seamus McRay A novelty archery shoot for the masses. This is the 10th and final annual Pennsic shoot that will be held at the Archery Range.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Pick-up Techniques for Inkle Bands Lady Esclarmonde al-Andalusiyya You're already comfortable weaving a plain band on an inkle loom, and you're ready for the next step. Using a pre-warped loom, you'll learn how to read a basic pick-up pattern, and move both heddled and unheddled threads into a different shed.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Battle of Pavia, 1525 Baron Friderich Swartzwalder A look at the pivotal 1525 battle of Pavia during the Italian Wars. The class will look at the events leading up to the battle, the key people, the battle itself, and the outcome.
08-03
09:00
3.0 A&S 3 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 needles and scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Creation of the Venetian Carnevale Mask Lady Isabetta Orsini We will be creating Venetian Carnevale masks from molds based on period masks created ahead of time by the instructor. Due to limited materials, only 5 students will be able to go home with a mask from the class.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Baroness Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings Lady Sarah le Payller History is embroidered by the victors! An introduction to the story in the Bayeux Tapestry and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.
08-03
09:00
0.5 A&S 8 The Market Wallet: A Form of Period Luggage Lady Jeneur le Geline The market wallet is an alternative to the shoulder bag in use from Anglo-Saxon to 19th-century Europe. Construction and period evidence will be discussed.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Drill, Hammer, Repeat: Rivet with Nail Set Tool Thl Gaeira Aggadottir In this hands-on class, you will be introduced to a different technique of riveting together metals (copper, various brasses, bronze, fine silver, sterling silver, etc.), or metals and leather, by using a nail set tool and pre-made rivets or escutcheon pins. Note: Bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to loud noises.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 14th-Century Birgitta-Type Cap Lady Alison Wodehalle Make a simple cap similar to the St. Birgitta cap, appropriate for 14th-century women. The class will focus on making the cap, though history and use of the cap will be briefly discussed.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Holy Cows and Flaming Monks Lord William de Hirst Like the Middle Ages itself, the SCA has produced its own folk saints, and what may start as an inside joke ends up looking like a real saint's cult. We'll explore some of the weirder saints to come out of the SCA, and look at the cult of St. Bunstable as a case study.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Thl Arias Beltran del Valle Reaching people who are interested in the SCA can be difficult; reaching a large number at once even more so. In this class, Æthelmearc Media Liaison and broadcast journalist THL Arias Beltran del Valle discusses how to reach out to modern media and share activities and events with them, while also adhering to Society media policies. Includes what to do (and not to do!) when the media arrives at an event. Included in the discussion will be suggestions on how to make an event more interesting to news outlets. We'll touch on rights given to the reporters and to participants. We'll also discuss who should be involved in preparations for meeting the media at an event, and how to present the best face for your group!
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Intermediate Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Already speak a cupla focal (a few words) in Irish? Or have you attended the Beginning Irish Language class? Brush up your basics and keep the momentum going. Learn more SCA-related phrases to start conversations, and some Irish blessings and curses.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Thrifting for Beginners Lady Adaire Wren of Owl's Nest Outfitting new SCAdians through recycle shopping, ideas from garb to decor.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Cabochons/Maison Rive (space #24 (opposite the barn store)) Care and Maintenance of Sewing Machines Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf A sewing machine is designed to last twenty to eighty years. Why they don't, how they can, and figuring out a machine you've never seen before.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Adventure Maximus: An Introductory D&D-style RPG Laura Wenham Adventure Maximus is a D&D-style game for young players, with simple character sheets and a basic dungeon crawl. Limited to no more than 8 players.
08-03
09:00
3.0 Fort Rapier 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 with a particular group.
08-03
09:00
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).
08-03
09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
08-03
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-03
09:00
2.0 RS2 La Verdadera Destreza: Spanish Fencing Research Thl Doroga Voronin Learn about the period and modern writers of this Spanish fencing style and the primary elements that define it. Lecture class.
08-03
09:00
8.0 South Battlefield Ædult Swim at Pennsic Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne Once again, Duke Timothy of Arindale and Master Illadore de Bedegrayne will be holding the field along with many members of the Chivalry and Defense of the Knowne World. Did you miss ÆSwim in February? Well, now's your chance to do it in August. Show us your skill at arms and the fire in your belly. Renown is earned by deeds. We will train you. We will spar with you. We will, if you desire, bring our "A" game. No excuses. "They don't notice me." Make us. "They never come to my shire." Here we are. "I'm out of practice." Here's where to get some. "They don't fight my form." We'll match weapon forms if you like. In Service, Timothy and Illadore
08-03
10:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 It Begins with a Box and an X Mistress Glynis Ciara of Trawsfynydd This is a beginner-level scribal class. Learn to recreate a very simple illumination element. You will acquire basic skills in brushwork and color mixing. It is a hands-on event.
08-03
10:00
1.5 A&S 2 Sack of Rome, 1527 Baron Friderich Swartzwalder An overview of the 1527 Sack of Rome by Spanish, German, and Italian troops of the Holy Roman Empire. The class will look at the political and military events leading up to the sack, the campaign itself, and the political results.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Guild of Saint Barbara Annual Meeting Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will having its annual meeting on Middle Saturday at 10 am. The meeting will cover safety, new items, and also go over the firing schedule for Pennsic 48. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. There will be a break between the meeting and training. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic!
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Pennsic Without a Cooler Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to feed yourself period food at long camping events without the use of a cooler.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Thl Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
08-03
10:00
1.5 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Conversation and Pronunciation Baroness Tala al-Zahra Learn the correct pronunciation of Arabic names and phrases. Add a linguistic flair to your persona by integrating Arabic words and phrases (like hafla) into your SCA conversations. While useful for personas from many regions, the dialect and vocabulary will focus on the Maghreb region.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 17 Knitting Frustrations: Help Is Here! Lady Evalina von Schaidag Bring your knitting challenges and I will help you overcome them. Handout of solutions to common challenges will be available.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Heraldry 101: Pageantry, Authenticity, Identity Lord Magnus McKinley Do you want to register a beautiful coat of arms to display on your banner? Do you wonder how court happens behind the scenes? And who are those people that yell out announcements when you’re trying to sleep in? This brief overview will help you understand how heraldry contributes to the medieval ambiance of the Society and the duties of the Office of Herald. We will discuss the organization of heraldic activities, major divisions in heraldic effort, how heraldry gives structure in a court setting, and provide a chance to answer your questions.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) 16th-Century Western Erotica Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, is 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, age 18+ only.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 1 Making Monsters Mistress Marioun Golightly Children over five will sculpt gargoyle style monsters using self-hardening clay. Skills taught will be adapted to differing abilities of those attending.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Embossing Metal, a Simplified Kind of Repoussé Thl Corasande of Starrhill (YouthU Ages) Using metal foil and wooden tools, we will make a picture by embossing a picture in the metal. This class is geared for kids/teens. When we are done we will patina the metal to show contrast.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
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2.0 RS1 Viking Navigation and the Sunstone Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are being verified by archaeological evidence. The class will present early navigational aids based on discussions with two of the experts in this field: Soren Thirslund's research on the "Viking Compass" at the Danish National Maritime Museum, and Leif Karlsen's "Secrets of the Viking Navigators" and our own research. The published works of Thirslund and Karlsen are available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. We provide hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
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3.0 RS3 Beaded Flowers 3: Primrose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a primrose in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
08-03
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-03
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2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Ahmed Nesim-i and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-03
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1.0 Amphitheater Drama Rocks! Thl SaehildR barngothR School-age kids are invited to join Lady Scholastica (Dean of Performing Arts) and Lady Silly (Pennsic Performing Arts Youth Coordinator) in creative dramatics and theatre games! Get ready to be quiet and loud, serious and silly!
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1.5 A&S 1 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. Ten kits available. 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.
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2.0 A&S 4 Make a Pair of Wax Tablets Thl Otelia d'Alsace Make a pair of wax tablets with hand-woodworking tools.
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1.0 A&S 5 Ars Dictaminis: Art of Medieval Letter Writing Lord William de Hirst Letter writing was the primary form of communication in period, but is a neglected art today. Rediscover the beauty and fun of letter-writing from period sources. We'll look at the art of writing a proper letter, famous correspondence, and examples of everyday letters sent by people all across society. Plus, plenty of tips for writing your own letters!
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1.0 A&S 7 16th-Century Persian Clothing Head to Toe Thl Ays,e al-Rumiyya Confidently learn how to identify Persian clothing from head to toe. We will also explore the differences between Turkish and Persian clothing and the common mistakes in SCA Persian clothing.
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1.0 A&S 8 A Receipt from Paré: A Period Plaster Master Michael Graham Learn about the instructor's experiment in creating a wound plaster (adhesive) as written in Ambroise Parés Works.
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1.0 A&S 10 Papercut Art Around the World Lord Ciaran ua Meic Thire Around the world, dozens of countries and cultures created art with paper and a knife. From the beautiful window hangings of early China to the stencils of India, to the lace-like prayer cards of late period Europe, papercut art is seen and done around the world. Come learn one of the most inexpensive but beautiful arts of the SCA! All you need is paper, a knife and an idea (though a cutting mat isn't a bad idea to have too). Patterns from all different styles will be provided to learn from and recreate. Knives, paper, and cutting mats will be available for use during the class only. Come learn a new art and watch your piece come to life as you create as you cut away!
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1.0 A&S 12 Horse 101 Lady Gesa van Wellenstein What to know about "The Horse" when you are interested in equestrian activities. This will provide a basic understanding of horse handling, including basic grooming, haltering, leading and tack training. Includes safety procedures and tips for horse handling for all ground crew and volunteers around the equestrian arena. An introduction of different equestrian activities within the SCA will be included within the lecture. This is a great starting point if you are interested in becoming involved in the equestrian program. No horse experience required.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 14 Transgender Experience in Medieval Europe Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig This class will focus on LGBTQ, queer, and gender/feminist studies in examining the lived experience of transgendered individuals in medieval Europe.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 18 Leather Coronets: Light, Bright and Beautiful Lord Brendan Firebow Does your coronet weigh heavy on your brow....not from duty, but from the amount of metal on your head? Do you want something lighter but still elegant? This class will go over some of the options in putting together a leather coronet.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 19 Cannon Advanced Warning System (CAWS) Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti Briefing/discussion on Sound Triggered Anxiety and PTSD within the SCA and the efforts that have been made thus far to provide messaging services and education for sufferers. Class will begin with a briefing on the issues, the service, and how to sign up. The last part of the class will be an open discussion forum relating to the topic, plans for the future, and an exchange of ideas on how best to move forward.
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1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances for Tonight's Early Bird Ball Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn the four dances that will not be taught at the Early Bird Ball. As of the time of the book being printed we are planning on Bella Gioiosa, Old Mole, a Galliard, and Hunting of the Squirrel. Other dances from the ball will be taught if time permits.
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1.0 Games Tent Intro to Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre A class on the basic rules and beginning tactics of the game, with time to play afterwards.
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2.5 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf methods for illumination through a sample of period and modern glue as well as application. Class will focus on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern gesso, permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn application tricks for glue, and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems for troubleshooting and analysis! Create small gilded samplers on parchment, pergamenata, and paper. All materials included.
08-03
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron 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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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 The Ink Won't Flow, The Paint Won't Go, What To Do Lady Thea de Nes It's the little things that can make the difference in our scribal work, good and bad. Explore some common problems and how to deal with them. Have an "oops" that needs fixing, or a problem that has you stumped? Bring it and we will work on it.
08-03
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2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal 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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1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners II Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp. This class will address using both hands at once. Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position and work on finger independence, going over a few basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the second in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style, though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 3 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.
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1.0 A&S 5 Embroider Your Heraldry! Mistress Jaqueline de Molieres Learn two quick and easy stitches for embroidering heraldry. See examples of long-arm cross stitch and Kloster stitch, and learn both stitches. These are perfect for filling areas of heraldry quickly. Bring embroidery supplies or use mine. There will be free handouts for both stitches.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Teen D&D Campaign: Face Red Hand Tribe Family Point Be a Hero! The Red Hand Tribe of Goblins have risen to become a major menace to Cove Vale. A few brave heroes are needed to push them back and make the vale safe for allied races again. Short D&D 3.5 campaign for ages 12-17. Must attend all sessions. No previous experience necessary.
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1.0 A&S 7 Odin and the Case of a Hundred Names Sarah Barringer Soldier, mystic, poet, king. In Norse mythology, Odin bears a hundred names and a hundred faces. But who did the Norse think he was?
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1.0 A&S 8 Structure of Elizabethan Tragedy Lady Ursula Mortimer Elizabethan tragedy was a high point of dramatic art. But what made a tragedy a tragedy? Come discover the elements these great plays have in common. We will analyze the five-act structure of 16th-century English drama and consider how it relates to the movement of the plots of several plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 9 Irish Bardic Tradition Baron Charles O'Connor The Irish Bardic tradition from pre-Christian times to the Flight of the Earls (1607). Details on the Bardic Schools, status and power of bards, ability to curse through "satire," the epics, praise poems, music, and presentation style.
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1.0 A&S 12 Accessibility in the SCA Lady Elisabeta Fischer Learn how to make your event more accessible to those who are differently abled.
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2.0 A&S 13 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 whip-cording. 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.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel in the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
08-03
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3.0 A&S 15 A&S Item Photography John Free documentation photography of your A&S items. This is not a class; it is a time during which I will provide a service to Known World Artisans. Artists will be granted a perpetual license to use the images of their work for noncommercial purposes. (2019 and beyond: Please contact instructor via https://forms.gle/6ptZhTNAHoUWomH88 at least 30 days prior to Pennsic to help me manage my equipment pack list.)
08-03
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2.0 A&S 16 The Astrolabe in Theory and Practice Master Richard Wymarc We'll discuss the history and theory of the astrolabe and provide extensive hands-on practical experience. This year the focus will be on uses in Islamic culture. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 17 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-03
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1.5 A&S 18 Norse Underdress/Tunic Drafting & Period Stitches Thl Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Learn how to conserve fabric and make a well-fitted dress or tunic. Pattern drafting. Inset sleeve math. We'll also go over different stitch finds and how they were used.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Newcomers: Learn about the history and structure of the Society for Creative Anachronism. How did the SCA begin? What is a Laurel? How many kingdoms are there? Find out the answers to these and many other questions newcomers often ask. Free handout; open to all ages.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Bog U Social Theory of Commedia dell'Arte Tristan le Chanticler Highly stylized, as morality plays were, but wholly secular and quotidian, late Renaissance professional comedy, or commedia strictly follows a single social perspective that defines everything on stage: all roles, conventions, motion, and plot. Before the invention of “characters”in the modern sense, and before the “fourth wall” was raised to divide players from the audience, commedia used roles representing selected social segments to mock the nouveau riche and the limits of their authority over their children, their servants, and the loose cannons of the newly-risen middle class - and thereby revealed our common underlying humanity and shared struggles in burgeoning late Renaissance urban life.
08-03
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2.0 Dance Tent Weaving the Dance: Tesara Countess Judith de Northumbria An advanced 15th-century performance dance for ten people mimicking the weaving of brocade. A visually stunning and exciting routine to be performed at the Feast of the Phoenix on War Tuesday!
08-03
12:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Developing a Make-and-Take Class: Cheesemaking Lady Alicia of Cambion Make-and-take classes are popular, make excellent demos, and are a great hands-on way to teach a new skill. We will walk through some of the elements of developing your own make-and-take class project while demonstrating the process of making a simple cheese.
08-03
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Heraldic Paper Dolls: Animal Attitude Lady Rose nic Galen There are any number of poses that a beast, bird, or monster can have in a coat of arms. Learn how to describe them while making your own paper doll!
08-03
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella, with Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Saturday, August 3, through Wednesday, August 7. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/8, in the PARC; 2PM) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-03
12:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Basics of Flexible Weapons Fighting Kenneth Learn to fight with the techniques of the Filipino sarong, which can also be applied to other flexible items such as scarves or belts. Class will cover offensive and defensive techniques including blocks, traps and chokes. No martial arts experience or equipment required. Active participants limited to 10.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Your First Scroll Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid Want to become a scribe? Don’t know where to start? Come learn to make a basic scroll blank! Tools (pencils, paintbrushes, rulers) available for use.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampworking: Making SCA Order Medallions Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This class will be a demonstration of how to make glass beads and pendants for Society and Kingdom (East) level awards. After a few demonstrations, attendees are invited to bring pictures of other awards they might wish to create themselves, and the class will brainstorm strategies for making those other designs as time allows. I have made Laurel and Pelican medallions, and pendants for East Kingdom awards such as the order of Maunche, Silver Crescent, and OGR, among others. Please note this class is a demonstration only. It is not hands-on. However, the instructor is happy to find a time/place to work one-on-one with interested students at another time during Pennsic.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Dangerous Obsession: Transmutational Alchemy Lord Bryn of Celyddon How transmutational alchemy was viewed in medieval Europe. This course surveys what alchemy was and wasn't in European history, who its adherents were, and what their practices were in the medieval period and into the late Renaissance.
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1.0 A&S 7 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life Thl Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and cycles of medieval life, or "the rhythm method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 8 How Thor Solves an Argument Sarah Barringer Without Odin’s charisma and Loki’s wit, Thor resorts to his fists. Yet he is the most approachable and friendly of the family of the Norse gods.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Songwriting to Tell a Story Lord Drake Oranwood Principles and guidelines for constructing tight, compelling, original, SCA-appropriate songs that capture (and hold) an audience. The focus is on lyrics, song and story structure. How is writing a good lyric different from writing a good poem? Create a singable story that is entertaining, engaging, and will hold the attention of a SCAdian audience, who enjoy period material, but still prefer a song that runs 5 minutes or under.
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1.0 A&S 12 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow and that will grow with them. Share your tips, ideas and questions. Bring samples of your favorite go-to garb for your child. The handout will include ideas, websites, pictures that have been gleaned over the years. I will be including a Teen Edition as mine have gotten to that point.
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1.0 A&S 19 SCA on a Budget Mistress Nest ferch Rys Getting all the things in the SCA can quickly make a prince a pauper. Find ways to help keep expenses to a reasonable amount.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Fabric Game Boards Make-and-Take Ravi of Castlemere Use permanent markers or paint and fabric to make game boards. Board can be laundered. Materials provided at no cost.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 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. Ten kits available. 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.
08-03
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3.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Thl Benjamin Black Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No War points, no prizes, just fighting.
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2.0 Games Tent Shogi for Beginners (Japanese Chess) Lord Galen Mac Byrne A 120-minute class in how to play Shogi, or Japanese chess. History, rules, strategy and tactics; time left over for students to play afterwards. Five sets available for players.
08-03
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3.0 Guild of St. Barbara Gunners Fly atop Mt Eislinn (Meeting at N17 Household of the White Rose Artillery Camp at corner of Battle Rd and Fosse Way to move equipment to theTop of Mt Eislin under the Gunners Red Fly. Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Black Powder Training Baroness Kathryn Ramsey Muster at the Artillery Camp Household of the White Rose, corner of Battle Road and Fosse Way. Artillery Park is on the front lawn. We muster here so we can get pieces to the artillery point atop of Mt. Eislinn. The Guild of Saint Barbara will holding its hands-on training and safety inspection on the middle Saturday at 1 pm. The hands-on black powder training session is for new gentles who wish to learn and join us on the line, or as a refresher for those who would desire. Hands-on training will be from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. And, if you have pre-1600 firearms, bring them with you to be inspected. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic! Powder will be provided.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Achieving Tarab Revisited: Spirit of ME Dance Hedvika Tanecnice Have you ever felt a curious thrill when dancing, or that you’re “in the zone?” There’s an expression for that in Middle Eastern dance, and it’s an amazing experience. Let's explore the concept of tarab or “dancer’s high” through both discussion and dance, and possible ways to achieve it. Wear comfortable clothes for dancing (no coin belts please) and bring a chair/cushion or notebook for the discussion if you desire. We will revisit material from last year, as well as add more time for dance exploration. No dance experience required, and feel free to bring examples of music you might like to share.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Late Period Rounds Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo is cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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2.0 South Battlefield Tarl’s Little Polearm Tourney Sir Tarl Welcome to the 14th annual Tarl’s Little Polearm Tourney. Tourney is in a bear-pit format and open to all adult fighters. Fighters must be inspected and use Pennsic-legal polearms. Fighting starts at 1 pm and is in two 45-minute sections with a half-time show! So bring your sense of fun and your love of the One True Weapon’s Form!
08-03
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2.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace Range: Thrown Weapons Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy! MITs encouraged to attend! Do you want to learn how to set up a thrown weapons range for your next event or local practice? Come get real-time instruction and hands-on learning.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Techniques of Late-SCA-Period Book Decoration Kendrick von Brumbach Many SCAdians have a view of “period” books such as girdle books that consist of wooden boards and exposed sewing. The truth of the matter is that, by the later years of the SCA time period, the art of book binding was reaching a level that rivaled the best modern fine bindings. This class will discuss some of the advances in the world of book binding at the close of the SCA period.
08-03
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1.0 Amphitheater Stage Combat 1: Slaps, Punches and Falls Master Uilliam MacantSaoir A basic class for commedia and theater actors to learn realistic strikes and falls for the stage.
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1.0 A&S 2 Roses, Part 1: Then and Now Baron Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
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2.0 A&S 3 Defense Against Dark Rhetoric Tristan le Chanticler A guided discussion of the practical evil of the use of rhetorical fallacies which undermine fairness and ethical deliberation in private affairs and public policy development. The class will include a taxonomy (a framework for identifying and grouping) the kinds of sly lies with which we are daily beset and, by implication, ethical antidotes.
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1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
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1.0 A&S 8 Basic Hand Sewing for Construction Lady Catiana de Vannes Will teach four basic hand sewing stitches for sewing together anything. We will make a simple drawstring pouch to learn these stitches. Bring scissors and a needle if you have them.
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1.0 A&S 9 Ljóðaháttr and Drama in Scandinavia Thl Deirdre O'Bardon Ljóðaháttr is a form of Old Norse poetry sometimes called "Song Measure." However, almost all extant ljóðaháttr is some form of speech, i.e., monologue or dialogue. Some Old Norse scholars speculate as to the role of ljóðaháttr in developing drama. We will be discussing ljóðaháttr both as a poetic form and as a possible step in the development of Scandinavian drama.
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2.0 A&S 12 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress 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 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.
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1.0 A&S 13 Medieval Technology and Social Change Master Gille MacDhnouill Contrary to many people's impressions, there was a great deal of technology available and in use during the Middle Ages. This class will present the development and dissemination of a variety of key technologies throughout the early Middle Ages. Handouts will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 14 Viking Gender Roles Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson The idea of the Viking warrior is a strong cultural idiom that pervades medievalism, especially in the early period. In some ways, this idea of a violent, gruff raider taking riches and assaulting women reflects in our modern society as a symbol of masculinity gone wrong, and medieval Christian writers certainly want us to believe they were savage outsiders with no place in society. But how did Norse society look from the inside? What about women? What do we know about the expected gender roles and how they were enforced? What happened to those who deviated? Class will discuss the evidence we have from a variety of sources, and provide possible interpretations of that evidence. Please be aware that the class will discuss sex, sexual abuse, and violence, especially violence directed at sexual and gender minorities. Content warnings will be offered around the most sensitive sections. Age 18+.
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1.5 A&S 16 Songs of Sorrow: Ladino/Sephardic Song Lady Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya All levels welcome. Be prepared to sing. Drummers and other instrumentalists are also welcome. Reading music is not required. Period music comes in many shapes and sizes, and not all of it sounds like Gregorian Chant. The music of the Spanish Jews is some of the most passionate, satisfying music of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Built on Jewish scales and employing a language that combines elements of Spanish and Hebrew, Ladino music taps into the pathos and heartache of the Jewish Diaspora. This class will include a short history of Ladino music, a quick tutorial on Ladino pronunciation, and a few pointers about vocal style and ornamentation. In the main body of the class, you will learn 3-5 easy-to-intermediate Ladino songs. Music will be provided, but the songs will be taught by ear, as they would have been in medieval Spain. Sayyida Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya' is the current East Kingdom Queen's Bard, and the former Bard of Caid, and has been teaching voice and music in and out of the SCA for 18 years. Ladino music is her specialty.
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2.0 A&S 18 Double Trouble: Knitting Double Peli Learn modern techniques for a medieval industry. Double knitting creates a thicker fabric and hides the "wrong" side. Prior knowledge of knit and purl stitches required. Bring two colors of yarn and needles sized appropriate to yarn weight.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer The Drums of War Begin to Beat. It sounded like so much fun...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible. Overview of activities, tips and tricks for staying healthy, etc., plus question/answer period. Please bring questions! Youth (per Pennsic University rules, please bring an adult if you're supposed to), and experienced hands welcome. We may all learn something new!
08-03
14:00
1.0 Bog U Hedeby Apron: A Simple Construction Thl Emer ingen ui Aidan A new cutting/sewing layout for a Norse apron-dress based on the Hedeby harbor fragment. We will briefly discuss the extant fragment and why it is interesting to the historical costumer. Then we'll learn how to construct the garment using a plausible construction/layout. Only two measurements, one cut, and three seams! Good for both beginning and advanced tailors.
08-03
14:00
2.0 Courtesan College Courtesan Persona 101 Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This is an adults only class for those interested in portraying a courtesan persona in the SCA. People of all ages over 18 and all genders welcome. We will be discussing how to speak and act like an elite sex worker and how to handle a number of situations you might find yourself in while in persona at events. For a list of content warnings or any further information, please contact Ginevra at ginevrafiammettadisilvestri@gmail.com.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Thl Henry of Maldon If you've never danced in the SCA, or just a bit, these dances are a great way to get started, learn basic concepts, and get ready to go out to dance.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Basic Embroidery for Children Lady Merewen de Cottesmore An introductory class for kids to learn to embroider. A small sampler will be created.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Period Music on the Ukulele Lord Brahen Lapidario Learn about resources for playing period music on this accessible modern instrument. Bring your ukulele if you have one.
08-03
14:00
4.0 Populace area of Æthelmearc Royal Encampment (N04) Stone Beer Brewing Workshop Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Brewing Iron Age stone beer with juniper, whole grain malt and hot rocks! Come join us and talk brewing around the fire, while roasting rocks. Bring your own malt, and add to the stone soupy mash! From 2 pm to 6 pm. FYI: The workshop coincides with first day of Open Bar at Æthelmearc Royal. The brew is intended to be ready for consumption at the Æthelmearc Royal Party, Thursday evening of War Week. Age 21+.
08-03
14:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Blood of Heroes Master Tora Taka Five competitors, each with a specific weapons form, battle against other teams of five in two-minute rounds to score points by placing the "dog skull" on their opponents' stake.
08-03
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Afternoon youth heavy list combat games and battlefield scenarios.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Field Guide to Byzantine Iconography Lady Nichola Beese In the Orthodox Churches, icons were used as tools for education and worship by an illiterate population. This class gives an overview of the visual language of Byzantine iconography and how to interpret it.
08-03
15:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Morgan Bible Book Of Kings Scribal Workshop Mistress Antoinette de la Croix An advanced five-day workshop focusing on the painting techniques and materials used to create this glorious medieval manuscript. Areas of instruction to include, but are not limited to, the following: gilding, anatomy, shading clothing, white-work, pen work and calligraphy.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater O, the Drama of It All Thl SaehildR barngothR Teens are invited to join Ladies Scholastica (Dean of Performing Arts) and SaehildR (Pennsic Performing Arts Youth Coordinator) in creative dramatics and theatre games!
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Roses, Part 2: How to Grow Period Roses Baron 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.
08-03
15:00
3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Stop having your feather fronts come off when you shoot through a target. Save the money of buying an expensive, modern, fletching jig. Make wonderful looking, pretty, arrows that fly straight. We will use hide glue and silk thread to fix flights in place. Learn how fast and easy it is to rescue flights from broken and/or damaged arrows the better to reuse them both to save money and the trouble of getting more. Our class teaches a technique that works to cut common and uncommon profiles. We will not focus on nocks, points, straightening, documentation or cresting, although these might be touched upon briefly. Arrows made with this process won the Avacal kingdom championship, several tournaments and out scored a grand master.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Game On! Medieval Board Games Lady Hugoline the Delicate Most medieval and classical board games are fairly simple to learn to play, but hard to master. Attendees will learn how to play Rota, Fox and Geese, Ming Mang, and Six Men's Morris. All attendees will leave with copies of the rules and game boards for each game, with enough game tokens to play all three games. This class is for Youths and Teens, ages 11-17.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Vocal Performance of Poetry in the Society Lord Ishmael Reed Covers studying poetry with an eye for vocal performance as well as major techniques for performing.
08-03
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.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Basic Persona Development Mistress Beatriz Aluares de la Oya How to create an historical persona for the SCA. Class includes handouts and tips for building your historical self.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Bog U Equity and Inclusion 101: DEI in the SCA Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti Learn the terminology of applied courtesy, build skills to promote SCA Core Values, and practice interrupting bias to ensure chivalric virtue in our organization.
08-03
15:00
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.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Constellations and Crafts Lady Judith of Massan Learn the constellations by hearing their legends and recreating their patterns in crafts.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Create a Medieval/Mythological "Pokemon" Game Laura Wenham Card templates, monster/character pictures, art supplies, and reference books will be provided for you to make your own Pokemon-style game. The provided references and pictures will be medieval bestiaries and Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology. You are also welcome to bring your own references and use the provided supplies.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Table Games Staff Four- and seven-player backgammon will be taught depending on attendance. We'll review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-03
15:00
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. Under-18 may watch, but cannot handle arms or powder.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Hobbitronics (#8 bow road) Sewing with a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen So you bought a silk sari. Now what do you do with it? The how and why of using silk saris to make your garb.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Renaissance Counterpoint 101 Lady Anna von Eschenbach Learn the basic rules of counterpoint in the sixteenth century, and compose simple melodies over a cantus firmus. Students must be able to read music.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron 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. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Focuses on advanced throwing technique for more experienced throwers.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
08-03
16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Barry Grantham's Commedia Workshop: What I Learned Baroness Sophia the Orange Barry Grantham, Author of "Playing Commedia", teaches an annual commedia workshop in Oxford, England, as part of the Chalemie Easter School. I am attending the workshop April 5-10, 2019. Other historic performing arts are taught including Early Music, Dance, and Period Costume-Making. Barry Grantham is teaching a commedia track within the 5-day workshop. I'm bringing back to Pennsic what I learn there.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Suck it Up: The History of Cupping Lady Rosie Dubroc This class will teach you the history of ancient Chinese cupping from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping.
08-03
16:00
2.0 A&S 6 Basic Embroidery for Teens and 'Tweens Lady Merewen de Cottesmore An introductory class for teens and 'tweens who've always wanted to learn to embroider but don't know where to begin. We'll practice stitch types and create a small pouch to take home.
08-03
16:00
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.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 Breaking In: How to Get Started and Get Involved Lord Ishmael Reed Covers that crucial second step: actually starting the activity you've seen at events that looks cool! Newcomer-friendly! We will cover the social, martial, and artistic "entry points" for various disciplines in the society, as well as - how to try something out if no one in your local group does it. - how to get started at something that might look intimidating. - how to start practicing an activity in the Society that you might have professional or educational experience in. - how to ask the right questions to get the information you need to really get involved in an activity. - how to get involved in your local group and give back once you've gotten settled. This is a great class for anyone trying something new in the Society, although it is particularly geared for newcomers.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Barony of Lochmere (Battle Road on the Serengetti, Block N19) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir that performs with the Pennsic Choirs at their concert on Thursday evening of War week. Membership is by audition; this year's singers have already been chosen, but you can audition for Pennsic 49. See elsewhere in the Pennsic booklet for the audition day/time and location.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Fun 15th-Century English Dances Countess Judith de Northumbria Different versions of the fun 15th-century English dances Oringe & Grene Gynger. All footwork taught; suited for all levels!
08-03
16:00
4.0 East Battlefield Siege Inspections Thl Richard le Hauke Pre-battle inspections for all siege equipment to be used on the battlefield during Pennsic.
08-03
16:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Consort: 15th- and 16th-Century Music Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Come play an assortment of Renaissance pieces in good company! This group playing session is for intermediate and advanced recorder players who are comfortable with their instruments and with sight-reading. Bring your recorders and a stand. Sheet music will be provided; feel free to bring your own favorites (in multiple copies, please).
08-03
16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range KW Thrown Weapons Marshals: Opening Meeting Thrown Weapons Staff This meeting is open to all Known World Thrown Weapons Marshals. Please attend to hear this year's range procedures.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Rune Interpretation Lady Arastorm New to the runes? Learn what the runes mean for divination. We'll cover the Elder Futharc (24) and, if there is time, the extra runes from the Anglo-Frisian Futhorc.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 19 Super Simple Tunic Lady Catiana de Vannes A method of constructing a simple Coptic-style tunic, demonstrated and taught using a piece of paper. We’ll discuss fabric selection as well. If you already have fabric, you may bring it and we will mark it for cutting at the end of class. Class is for anyone but aimed at the newer members.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Petits Vriens: Two New Ways! Countess Judith de Northumbria Come try two new versions of Petits Vriens, one for three people and the other for three couples! All levels welcome and catered to!
08-03
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
17:00
4.0 University-Battlefield Janissary Band Performance at Opening Ceremonies Master Osman Usta The Janissary Band will gather to perform their repertoire.
08-03
17:30
4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Read-Through Cast and Crew Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
17:30
1.5 General Archery Archery Champions Team Practice and Selection Archery Staff All archers are encouraged to try out for the teams.
08-03
18:00
1.5 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle and Co. Pennsic Performing Arts A bit of everything - SCA bardic, medieval, Renaissance, folk, filk, maybe even some madrigals, dance tunes, and some wizard rock. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll crap your pants. Instead of the big fancy concert like past years, Efenwealt is gonna relax down at the Amphitheater and just goof around for a few hours. Bring your chairs and a beverage of your choice. Come and go at your leisure. There will likely be a few other performances from invited guests. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
18:00
3.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson Atlatl battle on the Atlatl range at the back of Thrown Weapons.
08-03
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-03
18:00
2.0 Fort Opening Ceremonies Battlefield Master Scheduler Opening Ceremonies for Pennsic War 48.
08-03
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learning to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches.
08-03
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bed & Breakfast Do Bardic Pennsic Performing Arts Dai Gerdwr and Líadan Liathán sing of laughter, love, life, and death - in multiple languages! Some material may not be appropriate for children under 12.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-03
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Songs of Sorrow: Ladino Music from Moorish Spain Pennsic Performing Arts The music of the Spanish Jews is some of the most passionate, satisfying music of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Built on Jewish scales and employing a language that combines elements of Spanish and Hebrew, Ladino music taps into the pathos and heartache of the Jewish Diaspora. Come experience this beautiful musical tradition with Sayyida Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya. Laila is a leading researcher on medieval Ladino and Arabic music, and has been studying and singing this repertoire for more than twenty years.
08-03
19:30
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen Hafla at the Family Point Teen Lounge Family Point Come join us for a Middle Eastern evening of music, dance and fun. Those gentles 13-20 are invited to attend. Adult supervision will be provided.
08-03
20:00
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!
08-03
20:00
1.0 University Point (Univiersity square.) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-03
20:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Night Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This fun evening tournament includes throwing at glow sticks. Be sure to be punctual as the tournament does fill up.
08-03
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Early Bird Ball Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Most dances will be taught (a quick walk through)! Lots of fun dances and opportunities to greet old friends and to meet new ones! If you are interested in playing in the band, Siri Toivosdotter will be organizing the music and directing.
08-03
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi: Players' Patchwork Theatre Co. Pennsic Performing Arts Back for more commedia dell'arte all'improvviso hilarity! Of course! It All Makes Sense Now! Show Contains Adult Themed Content.
08-04
07:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-04
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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
1.5 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.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-04
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101?) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students in each class. Kits: Basic Caster and 3 dart available from Thunderbird Atlatl for $50 or Caster $30 and/or $8 per Dart 5' or 6'.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-04
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Introduction to Scribal Arts Lady Sebastianne la Rousse Interested in scribal arts but have no materials and don't know where to begin? We'll get you started by providing information and materials. This class is geared towards individuals who have never really done scribal arts but want to begin. We'll discuss paints and tools and even start to play with some different materials and techniques. Everyone who attends will be provided with a handout and will take home a paint palette.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Archery 7th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson The 7th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot is open to archers with period gear and garb, shooting at historical targets for prizes. Come shoot wands, wreaths, quabak, tunken, puta, Mongol triangle, flight, clout, a Period Royal Round, and more! Fabulous prizes for the best shooters in multiple divisions. "Period Equipment" is defined by the IKAC rules found here: https://www.scores-sca.org/public/scores_rules.php?R=10&Shoot=468 Most importantly, bows may not have cut-in arrow rests, and arrows must not have plastic nocks. Additionally, archers' garb should broadly match their archery tackle's common historical geographical location and time period - no Vikings with yumi, no 14th-century personas with horsebows, no Romans with claplock crossbows, and so forth - and be largely anachronism-free (no sunglasses, modern footwear, etc., please, unless needed for medical reasons). After the shoot is over, all participants are invited to remain after the awarding of prizes for a fabulous period dayboard lunch, show-and-tell time, and fellowship.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Pictorial Puns: Heraldic Canting Roundtable Lady Rose nic Galen Heralds do have a sense of humor! A roundtable discussion on depicting puns in heraldry, both in the SCA and in period. Bring your worst!
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Parés Works: An Overview Master Michael Graham The instructor, using a facsimile text of the English translation of Ambroise Parés Oeuvres, will discuss the significance of the work.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Elevation: From Vigil to Ceremony Master Dmitrii Zhirov Whether you might one day receive a Peerage, or are a Peer with a student who might receive the honor, or might just know someone whose ceremony you'll be a part of, this class is for you. From "Your Majesties, I beg a boon" to "This do We hear, and shall never forget", we'll cover all the elements up to, in, and around the "Big Day".
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Anglo-Saxon Food Lady Arastorm What did the people in Anglo-Saxon England eat? How did they cook it? How do we know? (Archaeological and written sources.) What should those with Anglo-Saxon personas have for camp cooking and feast gear?
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Chains: From BCE Through the Renaissance Lady Prima Aurelia Argentia The devil is in the details, so they say. Learn who wore what throughout the SCA period, from Early to Late.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Shoemaking Master Seamus We will discuss the tools, materials and techniques of medieval shoemaking. We'll talk about modern vs historical tool versions, source material, leather and thread choices as well as lasts. Our primary original source will be #99 from "Shoes and Pattens."
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 11 Medieval-Style Mustards Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces as well as learning about medieval/Renaissance spices and ingredients.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 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. Bring a camera to take photos of process.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Irish Frame Drum: Introduction to the Bodhrán Lady Líadan Liathán The acclaimed bodhránista from Three Weird Sisters teaches how to choose and care for the bodhrán: what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure; how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; session etiquette; bodhrán jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 17 Stylin' Series: Florentine-Stitch Embroidery Thl Constance of Caldrithig We'll discuss features and uses of extant Florentine-stitch (a.k.a. flame stitch, a.k.a. Bargello) embroideries and begin a small sample piece to practice the techniques that are characteristic of the style. At the end of the class you will be able to design and execute embroideries in this style. This class is suitable for all levels of embroiderers. Kit will include linen fabric, Anchor Tapestry Wool in a variety of colors and needles. Snips will be available for use during class. You should bring a hoop in the 5"-6" range and your regular embroidery accessories if you have any. Observers are welcome. Students who wish to supply their own "kit" are welcome. Handouts will be provided for those students.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance for 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 Games Tent Period Card Games: Laugh and Lie Down 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.
08-04
09:00
2.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
08-04
09:00
3.0 Great Hall A&S Item Photography John Free documentation photography of your A&S items. This is not a class; it is a time during which I will provide a service to Known World Artisans. Artists will be granted a perpetual license to use the images of their work for noncommercial purposes. (2019 and beyond: Please contact instructor via https://forms.gle/6ptZhTNAHoUWomH88 at least 30 days prior to Pennsic to help me manage my equipment pack list.)
08-04
09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving, a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Up-gradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you. Youth welcome with parent or guardian.
08-04
09:00
1.0 RS1 Ambiance for the Modern Middle Ages Lady Adaire Wren of Owl's Nest Creating atmosphere and bringing the Middle Ages to event sites through décor choices. Examples of historic depictions and modern interpretations to avoid the "culture shock" of modern sites and buildings. Handout is an outline to event decorating.
08-04
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Battlefield Master Scheduler One War Point. Format: Each pass consists of three targets (axe, knife, and spear). Two weapons are allowed at each target. Passes: Four passes, thrown all at once or over multiple days. Any member of the populace may participate. Times: The range is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily from Sunday, August 5, to Thursday, August 9, 2019.
08-04
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT: Part 1 Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-04
09:30
0.5 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Origami Family Point Learn to fold paper and make beautiful creations!
08-04
09:30
1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
08-04
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Creating Pigments, Period Style Baroness Bubba Blackhammer 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. Two-hour time frame to allow students to participate in making a pigment to take home. First hour is instruction.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-You-Need-to-Consider class. There are many different uses, from kitchens/showers to sleeping/storage to "gracious living". A brief history discussion of period carts and wagons - from BC travelling wagons, to shepherds' huts on wheels, to carriages. Mostly adaptations to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon (do you know the Pennsic Regs?), or to take it to other events. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily out-of-period "Gypsy" vardos; various building materials that work or don't work, etc.
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2.0 A&S 4 Lampwork Veil Pins and Metal Shank Buttons Mistress Beatrix Alfray We will use torches and glass to make veil pins and metal shank buttons. We will explore using murini, frit and copper foil in our designs. These items make fantastic quick and easy largess. This is an intermediate class and requires at least a basic knowledge of lampwork and actual experience with melting glass. No open-toed shoes. Please wear natural fibers that do not restrict your movement, but still cover all your tender bits.
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1.0 A&S 7 Beekeeping on a Peasant's Pittance Lord Danr Grimsson Beekeeping using DIY techniques using little to no money start or continue beekeeping. For all experience levels. Bring your ideas and/or creations along. This will be an interactive class on ideas of where to get and use things to use for beekeeping. If you have been wanting to get into beekeeping, but you have been on the fence because you heard it's expensive, come to this class. If you like to create things and experiment, this class is for you. If you have no idea how to make stuff but know someone who can help, that's fine also.
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1.0 A&S 8 12th-Century Women's Clothing Mistress Briony of Chatham An overview of 12th-century women's clothing, including the elusive bliaut. This class examines period sources outside of the Chartres Portal Sculpture box to explore how women's clothing was made in the 12th century.
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1.0 A&S 9 A Guidebook to the Performing Arts at Pennsic Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Are you new to Pennsic or a regular returning home and still wondering what all those shows are each evening? Having trouble finding one of the stages? Want to discover all the fabulous entertainment? Come learn about all the performing arts that Pennsic has to offer!
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2.0 A&S 13 East Kingdom College of Performers Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini For members of the East Kingdom Performing Community. Future meetings, events and elections will be discussed. Meet others in the Kingdom who share an interest in all types of performance from music to storytelling. Guests from other Kingdoms are welcome but may not vote.
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1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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0.5 Battlefield List Unbelted Champions Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: 20 fighters per side, full field melée. Passes: Single pass. Time Limit: None. Victory Condition: Last fighter alive. Note: This battle is limited to members of the East Kingdom and Middle Kingdom. No one who is a member of the Order of Chivalry, a Royal Peer by their own hand, or Royalty may compete in this battle. Sitting Crowns may not compete. No missile weapons.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Unusual Playford Dances Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse Excellent new music has come out for these uncommon Playford Dances. Three couples dances: Adson's Saraband and Shepheard's Holyday, along with a setting of longways dance, The London Gentlewoman for 4 couples. All of these dances use unusual patterns for both verses and choruses. All levels of dancers are welcome.
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3.0 East Kingdom Royal Chōri: Samurai Chef - Medieval Cookery Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Think and cook like a medieval Japanese chef. A hands-on introduction to the “secrets” of Japanese cookery, dietetics, and culinary aesthetics. No cuisine is simply a collection of recipes. Recipes are always embedded within a culinary tradition. Learn some of the essential techniques of medieval Japanese cookery. Learn about ingredients, Japanese notions of "taste", dietary theory, cooking, and the essential arts of selection and presentation through cooking Japanese food. The workshop focuses on what makes Japanese cuisine different from standard Society fare. No previous experience with Japanese cookery is expected; however, basic culinary knowledge is assumed.
08-04
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Puppet-Making Family Point Make a puppet like they would have historically!
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 A Family Walking Tour of Pennsic Family Point New to Pennsic? An old veteran, but your kids aren't? Join us for a tour of family-friendly locations. Approximately one mile loop. Meet at playground gate.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Hand Sewing Intro: Make a Pouch Thl Kassandra Aiantide [Youth U] Learn how to sew by hand; make and fix your garb and accessories. You'll make a pouch you can take with you. No prior experience necessary.
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} 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 everyone who desires 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 seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Rapier Bear Pit Tourney Lord Velvet Nothing fancy here: a classic bear pit 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.
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2.0 RS1 Introduction to a Basic Healing Balm Lady Dianimh Ban Learn basics about some herbs that have (historically) been found to help various surface issues. How to harvest and extract their oils plus the differences between a tincture and oils. Includes the differences between using fresh herbs and dry herbs and how to keep herbal creams fresh longer.This is an open discussion class where we can all learn from each other.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Kinetic Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff A motion-based throwing competition. You walk towards the target while throwing. Limited to 12 participants, expert level only.
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1.0 University-Battlefield Fear and Fighting Lady Anna von Eschenbach It is normal to have fear when a sword is moving towards your head! Learn how to manage this fear with physical and mental drills. Swords and helmets/fencing masks are welcome, but not required.
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-04
10:30
0.5 Battlefield List Belted Champions Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: 20 fighters per side, full field melée. Passes: Single pass. Time Limit: None. Victory Condition: Last fighter alive. Note: This battle is limited to members of the East Kingdom and Middle Kingdom. Only members of the Order of Chivalry or a Royal Peer by their own hand may compete in this battle. Sitting Crowns may not compete. No missile weapons.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Blackletter Double Trouble Mistress Alicia Langland Take your Blackletter to a new level! This version from Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta (86.MV.527.125) will have you seeing double! Students should be familiar with Blackletter. All supplies provided.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater How To Fret and Strut Your Hour Upon The Stage Abigail Whitslow This beginner's class on acting will focus on movement, stage direction, and focus. You will learn basic theater terminology, blocking, entrances and exits, and stage presence. No memorization or preparation required.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 1 Twisted Mistress Anthoinette de Martel We spin fiber, ply it and twist it to create usable string products. Learn a 3-ply twist method to be used for fancy trim, twine, rope, or fish line. Several methods will be presented, some with documentation and some based on practical experience. A variety of fibers will be available for use.
08-04
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2.0 A&S 3 The Care and Feeding of Canvas Tentage Master Elias Gedney So you finally splurged on a tent, and want to know how to keep it... Or maybe you have or inherited one, and it has been through the wringer and you want to fix it up? Maybe you are interested in how to fix them? Learn how to keep your remote home worthy of your investment.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 5 Classical Cryptology: Codes and Ciphers Lord Bryn of Celyddon Codes and ciphers from antiquity to the Renaissance. Hands-on class will allow students to learn about the ancient and medieval forms of encryption. Please bring writing instrument.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 6 Viking Whipcord: Don’t Plunder Without It Lady Katla of Viborg Bring a friend and learn how to do Viking whipcord, a two-person braiding technique. Take your cord home. Viking whipcord is a four-strand braid made by two people passing suspended bobbins back and forth. The cord is quick to make and can be used for anything from pendant cords and drawstrings to decorative trim. This is a hands-on class for 14 people; others are welcome to observe. The first 14 attendees will create a whipcord to bring home.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 7 Intro to Minoan Women's Fashion (Crete, 1600 BC) Lady Petronella Lockeheart (Petra) Detailed description and examples of the colorful, bold, comfortable clothing (undress, skirt, and accessories) made famous by the frescos and sculptures of the Minoan civilization c.1600 BC. Fabrics, dyes, embellishments, jewelry, hairstyles, and links to recent archeological research.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 Mistress 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 to join in a bardic circle. If you'd like to try it for real, there's the Runestone Bardic Circle (Pennsic's Least Intimidating!) at 2 pm at Runestone Hill, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use!
08-04
11:00
3.0 A&S 10 Wood Block Stamping and Stenciling on Fabric Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville Using woodblock stamps to print on fabric is hundreds of years old and is period for the SCA time frame. The handout will include a timeline and detailed instructions on how to print on fabric. This is a hands-on class. Come on out and learn how to enhance anything that is fabric.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 12 Sharing the Magic Outside of the SCA Mistress Katherine von Schlosserwald It's a dream come true to be a Living History Presenter. But how do you begin? What are the legal and procedural concerns? "I can get paid for this?" How do you command attention in a classroom? In a gymnasium? At a "Fair?" I'll share my experiences as a paid Living History Presenter and answer questions you may have about the expectations of educators and audience.
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1.0 A&S 14 Sex and Gender in the German Reformation Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword What's the difference between a whore and a prostitute? What was the view on homosexuality? Is divorce a thing? Could a woman lead/fight in the army? What were the views on gender roles? Class will take on social roles and options based on gender and status, charges of impotence, the brothels, cross-dressing, and other more taboo subjects of the German Reformation. Adult topics; 18 and above or 16-17 with adult.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 18 Sock School 3: Tippy Toes Lady Thea de Nes We’ll explore various toe styles, and finish knitting the sock. Then you can start the second one, unless you have brought two sets of needles and have been working on both socks at the same time.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 19 Known World Chatelaines Meeting Baroness Rois O faye Join chatelaines from around the Known World as we share ideas and stories on being the best chatelaines we can be! This meeting is open to all local, regional and Kingdom chatelaines, as well as anyone interested in learning what's involved in being a chatelaine in the SCA.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Battlefield List Allied Champions Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler (SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO THE DECISIONS OF THE ALLIED KINGDOMS) Format: XX fighters per side, capture-the-flag, restricted field resurrection battle. Passes: Single pass. Time Limit: 60 minutes. Victory Condition: Capture-the-flag: Two flags, scored by moving flag from your opponent’s flag base to your own. Total score at the end of the hour wins the point. Flag bearer must have gauntlets, and is engaged 360 degrees. Description: “Soccer” substitutions (once you leave, you may not re-enter). Each side may bring a maximum of X substitutes, for a total of XX participants per side. All those waiting to sub in must be in the substitute box off the field. All others must move to the sidelines as they come out. Interval resurrections: As combatants die, they move to the resurrection box. Every 3 minutes, the resurrection box is released. Dead who are not yet inside the resurrection box at release must wait until the next release. Likewise, if, while in your resurrection zone, your helmet is off at release, you may not release. Note: Allies only may fight. No “King’s men” principals may fight. No missile weapons.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Bog U Equity and Inclusion 102: Honoring SCA Core Values Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti Learn policy implementation for addressing inequity and exclusion, review the responsibilities of officers and participants, and develop skills to promote SCA Core Values.
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11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Fun, Flirty Beginner Italian Dances Lord Hermankyn Do you like dancing? Do you like flirting? Try these fun Italian dances that combine the two activities: Rosetiboli Gioioso, Gelosia, and Anello.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Game Bags Family Point Create a bag that is a game board and holds the pieces!
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11:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess Staff Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
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11:00
6.0 General Archery Archery Populace War Point Archery Staff Your kingdom needs you! Bring your bows, bolts, arrows and friends. Every archer is needed in this time of war.
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2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Period Pigments & Paints: Make a Period Paint Set! Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Learn about pigments and binders such as glair and gum arabic, malachite and ochre. Create your own set of period paints!
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11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided as part of the class fee.
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11:00
0.5 Rune Stone Park Aum Chanting: Meditation Through Mantra Chant Padre Join us at Runestone Park for a relaxing meditation of Aum chanting. You'll be given brief instructions before beginning; our goal is to get 100 chanters. Bring friends! The Aum chant is an ancient form of vocal meditation. No experience necessary. "Pennsic University does not advocate the adoption of any diagnostic method or course of treatment not performed by properly licensed practitioners in accordance with modern world medical (or legal) standard of care. This class will present medically (or legally) significant information for purely informational purposes only. The University strongly recommends that you always inform, and obtain advice from, modern world medical (or legal) professionals before altering or starting any course of diagnosis or treatment (or engaging in any legal practice) based on this class."
08-04
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent How to Teach Youth to Throw Thrown Weapons Staff Recommended for Marshals in Training. This class will go into more detail than the marshaling class about legal requirements for youth throwing in the SCA, as well as talking about teaching techniques that have been successful with minors.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal 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
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Bubba Blackhammer 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.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater The One-Act Experience (Workshop) Pennsic Performing Arts Experience acting on stage in this workshop by staging and rehearsing a one-act play. There is no need to memorize lines; everything will be performed from the script! We will perform the play at the Amphitheater at 5 PM on Wednesday. Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-04
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners I Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a few basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the first in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style (which is different), though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-04
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3.0 A&S 1 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl Barbara Webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 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.
08-04
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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.
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1.0 A&S 5 The Discovery of the Mary Rose Lady Hermina De Pagan We will look at the sinking and rediscovery of the Mary Rose, the Flagship of King Henry VIII's fleet.
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2.0 A&S 6 Teen D&D Campaign: Face Red Hand Tribe Family Point Be a Hero! The Red Hand Tribe of Goblins have risen to become a major menace to Cove Vale. A few brave heroes are needed to push them back and make the vale safe for allied races again. Short D&D 3.5 campaign for ages 12-17. Must attend all sessions. No previous experience necessary.
08-04
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2.0 A&S 7 Egyptian Nalbinding Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid Isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. The first hour is discussion of extant pieces (mainly socks) from 4th-6th century Egypt including variations in stitch type and construction methods. This will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice. Limited number of needles will be available for attendees or you can bring your own blunt yarn needle.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 8 Structure of Elizabethan Comedy Lady Ursula Mortimer It’s not all dirty jokes and men dressed as women dressed as men. Discover the common elements of comedy in Shakespeare’s day. We will analyze the structure of 16th-century English comic plots by Shakespeare, Jonson, and others.
08-04
12:00
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.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 East Kingdom A&S Rubric Training by EKMoAS Mistress Elena Hylton This class sponsored by the East Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences provides a deeper understanding of the EK A&S general rubric used to judge Crown's A&S Championships in the East. It is designed both for judges to promote consistent calibration and for entrants to allow them to better understand what their judges will be looking for. People from all Kingdoms and all levels of experience welcome.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 13 Brewing 101: Getting Started. Master Gille MacDhnouill How to get started in brewing, be it beer, mead or wine. A class of basic technical information needed to get started in brewing and steer you on the way to making a quality product. I'll cover basic science of the brewing process, resources, starting equipment and avoiding common pitfalls as well as modern brewing techniques that will lead you into period brewing practice. If you've already started and have a few batches under your belt, bring your questions and I'll do my best to find you some answers.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 16 Maghribi Philosophy: Mind of Maimonides Baroness Tala al-Zahra From Cordoba to Fes, Timbuktu to Tunis, North Africans brought intellectual light to the world during the "Dark Ages." Come learn about great scholars associated with Al-Qarawiyyin University and the city of Fes. This year's focus is Maimonides. Most of the class will be a guided discussion in which we will explore concepts that shocked, entertained and educated the medieval world at large. No prior knowledge of Maghribi history or philosophy is required.
08-04
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2.0 A&S 17 Female Fighter Meet-Up Lady Arnora in Skarpa The female fighter was initially not allowed in our Society and, as it has become more common both in participation and interest, we have set up a meeting for female fighters of all persuasions (heavy, rapier, combat archery/siege). This is not exclusionary however. Females interested in fighting, their spouses/significant others, and those interested in teaching the female fighter are welcome to attend. While there is no rigid format for this meeting, we hope that we will have constructive discussions about training, mind-set, philosophy, combat, etc., so that we can all walk away with something to take back home and apply in our area. No cap on attendance. All are welcome.
08-04
12:00
0.5 Bog U Half the Ass of Athens: Drinking in Antiquity Lord Lucas Livingston In this highly abbreviated session, we raise a rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece, from the horselords of the Mongolian Steppe to brazen cauldrons of China's ancestral spirits. Delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning and explore alcoholic-consuming passions across antiquity from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Ninkasi's hymns, the Khan's feasts, and more. Enjoy tastings of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations from your curator of experimental libations! Bring your own fermented homages to antiquity for the class. Hopless herbed gruit? Homeric sour ale!? Fermented milk!?! Then stick around for the Bog BYOB Summit -- a BYOB meet-greet-and-share of Bog (and Up-top) brewers and enjoyers of historic fermented beverages. Age 21+.
08-04
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2.0 Dance Tent Running a Dance Musician Pit Master Albrecht Catsprey This lecture and applied performing class will discuss methods for running and conducting pickup musicians' group to support SCA dance events. Musicians, bring your acoustic instruments and be ready to do some playing and possibly some conducting. We'll go through methods and key techniques to have a smoothly run dance event, using coordination with the dance teacher and interaction with all musicians. Please bring instrument, music stand, and Pennsic pile copy.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Youth Letterboxing Adventure! Maeve Squirel Le Tavener Learn the basics of letterboxing (and a brief history); make your own letterbox, get clues to letterboxes hidden around Cooper's Lake so you can play after class. This class fulfills GS Brownie Letterboxing Badge requirements (official GS badge not included). Fun patches for all attendees. For even more adventure, you can hide the letterbox you make in class and add your clues to the Letterbox binder at Camp Midnattssol (W18). Binder will available for viewing during the daytime when camp is open.
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
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent American Tribal Style(R) to Fast 9/8? Yes, we can! Meliha Learn how to modify fast ATS vocab, a zil pattern and sassy new combos. Already 9/8? Please share what you've got! Beginner ATS knowledge required.
08-04
12:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
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12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella, with Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Saturday, August 3, through Wednesday, August 7. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/8, in the PARC; 2PM) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-04
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1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 RS1 Wildly Weedy Herbs Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in learning how to spot some of the herbs known to our medieval and Renaissance forebears that have escaped and become weeds here? Were they weeds originally? How are they/were they used? We'll cover probably 20 herbal invaders. Instructor will strive to bring examples of most, if not all, plants to handle.
08-04
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1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Care and Feeding of Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Discussion of weapon selection and maintenance. Recommended for MITs and new throwers.
08-04
12:30
0.5 Battlefield List Rapier Melée Champions Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: 10 fighters from the East or Middle, 10 per side from Allies, limited field melée. Passes: Three passes: One East vs Mid, one Allies vs Allies, one combined (20 vs 20). Time Limit: None Victory Condition: Last fighter alive.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 A Hand a Day: Calligraphy 101 and the Uncial Hand Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of putting a calligraphy pen to paper, and then apply those principles to practicing the Uncial hand. It's an early-period hand that's a good starting point for learning all the hands that come after it.
08-04
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2.0 Archery Known World Baronial Archer Champions' Tourney Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Calling all baronial archer champions to join us for our Sixth Annual Known World Baronial Archer Champions Shoot-Off. This is a friendly competition among all current baronial archer champions as well as to Shire, Canton, Riding, and Marche champions. Barons/Baronesses (or group Seneschal if not a barony) are requested to come join, as well. No pre-registration is required. 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. Please bring a small patch representing your barony to use toward the prize.
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2.0 A&S 5 Cross Stitching 101: Getting Started Lady Vika Vyborgskaia Learn the history of 15th-century cross stitching. Learn the basics in a hands-on class; make a two-colored simple pattern. Also, learn how to make your own patterns and how to size them. Kits will include everything you need to get started!
08-04
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1.0 A&S 8 Just One More Spindle, Please! Runa Nightstalker Can one have too many drop spindles? I argue no, you can never have too many...maybe just one more. This class is intended to break down the anatomy of the spindle and discuss some historical reference. Participants will be able to assemble their own functioning spindle, a drop spindle you will not be ashamed to use in the modern world.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 9 Early English Ballads Master Dani of the Seven Wells Traditional English ballads are, in some ways, naturals for the SCA. They're pretty, they're accessible, they go back a long way. (They're in English!) What are the traditional ballads? Where can we find them? How do they fit into the SCA's time period?
08-04
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2.0 A&S 11 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. Experience with Celtic knotwork, knotting, or lace is helpful.
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3.0 A&S 19 Newcomers' Social Baroness Rois O faye All are welcome to attend the Newcomers' Social. Meet people. Get questions answered. Have a snack! The social will be staffed by chatelaines from throughout the Known World. If this is your first Pennsic, or you're new to the SCA, this meeting is for you.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Battlefield List Heroic Champions (Armored and Rapier) Battlefield Master Scheduler Armored Heroic Champions: Format: Single combat; styles do not need to be matched. Passes: 15 fighters per side: 3 unbelts, 12 members of the Order of Chivalry. Time Limit: None Victory Condition: The side the wins the majority of the single combats. Note: Double kills will be re-fought until there is a clear winner. Unbelts will fight unbelts, chivalry will fight chivalry. Rapier Heroic Champions: Format: Single combat; styles do not need to be matched. Passes: 19 fighters per side: 17 rapier, 2 cut-and-thrust. Time Limit: None. Victory Condition: The side that wins the majority of the single combats. Note: Double kills will be re-fought until there is a clear winner.
08-04
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Candlemaking Family Point Learn how to make your own candle!
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Doll Clothes: Make-and-Take Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Bring a doll and learn how to sew a simple set of garb for it. Intended for ages seven and up, but all ages welcome. Simple sewing skills will be taught, but parental help may be required for younger children. Scrap material will be provided for the clothes.
08-04
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1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Will teach the rules of the Japanese game go (also known as weiqi in China), and offer a chance to play afterwards.
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3.75 Great Hall Pennsic 48 Arts and Sciences Display Lady Adele Lochlane 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! 11:30 am: Artisans may set up their entries. 1 pm – 5 pm: the Display is open to the public. 5 pm – 5:30 pm: Break down displays.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Bellydance Combos with a Folkloric Touch Atesh Tribal Odyssey group improv: learn five combinations and two ways to change leaders or change direction whether you're in a two-person duet or larger dance group. Bring your friends! PDF notes will be available online. Finger cymbals are optional but Atesh will also teach a class that includes playing cymbals.
08-04
13:00
2.5 Midrealm Royal (W01) 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. This is also a great chance to get to meet with Pelicans and protégés of Pelicans if you are not currently a protégé and are interested in becoming one. We look forward to seeing you!
08-04
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd 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 Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 4, through Wednesday, August 7, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, 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
08-04
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Silvertree Souq (098 ) Best Bet Block Printing Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti We will be using on-site laser-cut wood blocks made by an expert craftsman to demonstrate best practices for block printing. Students will get to hear from several craftsman on their best practices, best products to use, ink vs. paint, and how to spread inks in the best methods. Students will then get to practice making prints using their own blocks, purchased blocks or some from the shop. Come play! We will have sample fabric but silk can also be purchased on site!
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
13:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Heckler's Tourney Thrown Weapons Staff Can you throw while being distracted by the tournament spectators? Come throw in this tournament to heckle and be heckled.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Pysanky Lady Nichola Beese Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-04
14:00
2.0 Amphitheater Characters of Commedia Workshop Lady Cael O'Conail Come gather with other Commedia enthusiasts and beginners to learn more about the characters of commedia dell’arte! We will be working with personal motivations, movement styles and attitudes to help actors better portray their favorites, or find a new character to enjoy!
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Pattern Darning Mistress Briony of Chatham Pattern darning is a counted technique in which the design is “woven” into the ground fabric with beautiful results! A few minutes to learn and a lifetime to master, this technique can create works of exquisite simplicity or stunning complexity. It dates back to the 12th century (or possibly further) and can be found in diverse places within our period. The class will discuss the history of the technique in more detail, and cover the “how to”. The kit will provide all the materials needed to make an approximately 10x10-inch kerchief, documentable to Mumlak-period Egypt. Please bring a hoop (some will be available for purchase at the class) and scissors.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 3 History of Hungary Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia A discussion of pre-Conquest and Conquest-era Hungarian history. Who were the Hungarians? How did they live?
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2.0 A&S 4 Beginning Fletching Demonstration Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson Are you an archer? Do you use - and lose - a lot of ammunition? Come watch an experienced fletcher make a dozen arrows right in front of you! I'll show you how to make your own high-quality target arrows, where to buy the materials and tools, and discuss how it would have been done differently in period. Making arrows is actually fairly easy: you just need some specialized tools and a steady hand. Shaft selection, finishing, cresting, tip and nock installation, and fletching, all demonstrated. Feather cutting and self-nock construction will also be demonstrated. Handout will include a breakdown of tools, materials, costs and vendors.
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1.0 A&S 6 Forging Clay Lord Donato Favro [TeenU] Students will learn hands-on basic blacksmithing techniques with a safer and more portable material. Recommended for age 10 and up.
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1.0 A&S 7 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.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 9 Writing Period-Style Ballads Master Ruaidhri an Cu Learn about the elements of the period ballad and then write your own period-style ballad. The class comprises three formal sessions. During the first session, students will be taught how to recognize and employ the elements of period ballads. The second session will be a working session during which the students will be able to get assistance and advice in writing their ballads. In the final session, students will finish and present their ballads. The second and third sessions will be held in camp at Southwind (N31).
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Project Eurotramp: There and Back Again Dr Henry Best May-July, I will travel in Europe, paying my way as an itinerant magician and fortuneteller, working for tips on the street, dealing with unfamiliar lands and languages, but surviving for 90 days among strangers with only my art to support me. Assuming I’m not in jail in Istanbul, I will be at Pennsic to share my stories and lessons learned.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Potluck Roundtable Lady Melodia Beaupel Many groups hold potluck events. Let's come together to discuss what works, what doesn't, and new ideas. If you've ever run a potluck kitchen or are planning to in the future, please join us.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 14 Sex in Western Culture Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Age 18+.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 16 North African Coffee Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora "Coffee," from the Arabic word qahwah, became popular in the Maghreb by the 16th century. From beans to cup, we will roast green coffee beans together, then learn the techniques you need to make the perfect brew. We will look at bunna, Ethiopian coffee, for comparison. Come thirsty! There is an option to go home with the tools you need to make coffee, as I will have 10 kits available while supplies last (approx. $15.00).
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 17 Hidden Treasures: Counted Work Rarely Seen Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. The handout includes charts that I've made of several fragments. (Most of this class has been done in prior years as "Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met".)
08-04
14:00
1.5 Bog U Intro to the Hurdy Gurdy Gardner of Elygh An overview of this mysterious, marvelous instrument. Good for the Gurdy-Curious. If you have an instrument, bring it to share!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner Thl Henry of Maldon Never danced before? This class is for you! Basic stuff will be taught at a beginner level, including popular dances that are done at revels.
08-04
14:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal Cooking with Herbs and Spices in Period Recipes Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch Trying out a period recipe only to be stumped by what a poudre forte, poudre douce, poudre blanc, or a poudre fine is? We will briefly review which herbs, spices, and blends were most commonly used in cooking before 1600 and then you will try your hand at making your very own poudre forte or poudre douce blend to take home with you! Allergy warning: ginger, sugar, cinnamon, galangal, grains of paradise, long pepper, black peppercorn, cloves, nutmeg. Those not wishing to make a spice blend are welcome to audit for free!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Kumihimo Family Point Learn this Japanese art of braiding!
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14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Runestone Bardic Circle Practice: Alternate Site Pennsic Performing Arts Runestone campus for "Runestone Bardic Circle Practice" in case of weather; see class for details.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent The One-Act Experience (Workshop) Pennsic Performing Arts Experience acting on stage in this workshop by staging and rehearsing a one-act play. There is no need to memorize lines; everything will be performed from the script! We will perform the play at the Amphitheater at 5 PM on Wednesday. Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-04
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Runestone Bardic Circle Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Pennsic's Least Intimidating Bardic Circle. Welcome first-timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, skittish teens, and all seeking to enjoy a un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! All are welcome to explore the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels as well as anyone who may want to simply come listen and enjoy. There are no judging rubrics or documentation police, (though a few Peers have been known to sneak in, in disguise). Our only request is to keep material PG. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class on Sunday morning. It's designed to coordinate with this event as a "lab session" for those who want to try it out. Hosted by Maestra Lucia Elena Braganza, at Runestone Park.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-04
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Afternoon youth heavy list combat games and battlefield scenarios.
08-04
15:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Morgan Bible Book Of Kings Scribal Workshop Mistress Antoinette de la Croix An advanced five-day workshop focusing on the painting techniques and materials used to create this glorious medieval manuscript. Areas of instruction to include, but are not limited to, the following: gilding, anatomy, shading clothing, white-work, pen work and calligraphy.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham An explanation of the origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Brewing for Teens Baroness Verena Entenwirth This hands-on class will cover the science (and history) of yeasts in brewing when making non-alcoholic period sodas like ginger, root beer and non-alcoholic meads. Other non-alcoholic medieval beverages like shrubs, syrups, and sekanjabin will be discussed and possibly tasted. Please bring two unopened water bottles (16 oz) to take home root beer and homemade ginger ale.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 How To Properly Start Cross Stitch on Linen Fabric Lady Vika Vyborgskaia Cross stitching on linen doesn’t have to be a scary experience! Join in to learn the basics of placement while doing a hands-on project. Should already know how to do a basic cross stitch for this class.
08-04
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Mistress 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.
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15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Mistress 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.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Face Your Fears: Facing Necklines Lady Katherine Coscombe Learn how to use facings to create polished, stable necklines in your cotes and tunics, or dress up plain garb with a contrasting keyhole neckline.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Dance Tent Amoroso: A Tale of Two Dances Countess Judith de Northumbria Learn the two (more interesting) original versions of this popular flirty dance. Come get a fresh perspective!
08-04
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Kites Family Point Create a medieval kite and learn to fly it!
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15:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Adapted Coptic Book for Youth Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will make their own blank Coptic book to write things in at Pennsic. The cover will be leather, which the students will sew their book pages into. Sharp tools will be used, so no one under the age of 10 will be allowed to make a book without direct parental assistance.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Staff Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games to learn the basic strategies.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Green List Heavy Weapons Greybeard Tournament Mistress Jenna MacPherson Open to heavy weapons authorized fighters age 50 years and above. An over 60's division may be formed this year as attendance demands. Format is pooled round robin but may vary based on number of entrants. Tourney is 3-5 pm with registration beginning at 2:30 pm.
08-04
15:00
2.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Unnata Yoga: Yoga off the Ground Gav je Hajduk This is an introductory class to an elevated yoga practice, combining silk hammock and mat work, playing with gravity and a full sphere of movement. The hammock acts as support prop and softer floor while providing a fascia massage, facilitating inversions and reducing the effect of daily skull-towards-feet gravitational force! Come find the release you know you crave! Class size limited to 5 per class. A sign-up will be available in advance at the gate. Observers welcome.
08-04
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 period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent An Introduction to Indian Rhythms I Ali Al-Azim 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.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron 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.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Entry Techniques Duke Paul of Bellatrix Discusses the Slide Step, Stride Step, and alternative techniques for effectively entering range during an attack. These techniques allow you to initiate attacks from out of range, while encouraging your opponent to react the way you want them to. The class is taught unarmored. Bring sword and shield, or 2-sword.
08-04
15:30
1.5 Dance Tent Advanced 15th-Century Dance: Fia Guilemina a due Countess Judith de Northumbria The most complicated, yet elegant, 15th-century couple's dance of which we know. You and your partner will impress both the crowd and yourselves.
08-04
15:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Random Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Bring your axe, knife, and spear and let luck of the draw determine your fate as you compete to be the best. Participants will draw a random distance (long or short) and weapon (axe, knife or spear) for each round of competition.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Insults from the Stage Andres Reed Work on your witty repartee and indignant posture and prepare for the Known World Capitano Contest.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 4 Viking Food Lady Tilla Chandler We've all seen those websites or news articles that state what the Scandinavian people in the Viking Era ate. We click on them in excitement to see what information they have and then we find out the website or article includes food like potatoes, cranberries, and other New World foods. And they don't include kelp, shark, rye and other known foods discovered during archaeological digs. This class will include information from archaeological digs and sagas and will include tastings of recipes based on this knowledge.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 6 Bling Up Your Garb Lady Katla of Viborg Have you ever felt like your tunic needed a little something more to make it really fancy? Add a bit of flash to your garb by attaching trim or some embroidery. This class will go over how to easily attach trim or add embroidery to existing clothing. The class is hands-on and kits with needle, fabric, embroidery floss and a length of trim will be available.
08-04
16:00
2.0 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. Get some context of some of the strangest religious practices of the medieval period, focusing on western European Christianity. Due to an abundance of material, this is a new 2-hour version of the class.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 16 Al-Kahina: Jewish Warrior Prophetess Lord Gideon ha-Khazar From 688-693, Berber armies under the Jewish Berber prophetess Dihya al-Kahina held back the Arab conquest of North Africa. She is a controversial figure, as the only surviving provably medieval accounts were written by the victors long after her death. This class seeks to show (as far as possible given the limited sources) a best estimate of what really happened by critically analyzing the most reliable of the medieval Arab accounts: Ibn Khaldun's Kitab al-'Ibar.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 19 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 these: 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.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Barony of Lochmere (Battle Road on the Serengetti, Block N19) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir that performs with the Pennsic Choirs at their concert on Thursday evening of War week. Membership is by audition; this year's singers have already been chosen, but you can audition for Pennsic 49. See elsewhere in the Pennsic booklet for the audition day/time and location.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Bog U Amber: Northern Gold Runa Nightstalker Amber has played an important part in history. It was sought after not only for decoration, but used as a talisman or amulet, used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments, as well as being used as currency for trade. Participants will be taught how to take a raw piece of amber and begin to shape and polish it to bring out the natural unique qualities of each piece of history. While you are busy shaping away, there will be a casual discussion on historical relevance.
08-04
16:00
4.0 East Battlefield Siege Inspections Thl Richard le Hauke Pre-battle inspections for all siege equipment to be used on the battlefield during Pennsic.
08-04
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola Glass Gilding: "Verre Églomisé" Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Glass gilding, or verre églomisé, was used in Roman antiquity and reached great popularity in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was incorporated into reliquaries, furniture, and +objects d'art+. Create a small verre églomisé work using the églomisé water gilding technique. Hands-on!
08-04
16:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent An Introduction to Indian Rhythms II Ali Al-Azim 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.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The One-Act Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Watch two one-act plays performed for you with just one afternoon of rehearsal! Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-04
16:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 The Queen of Drachenwald's Rapier Tournament Mistress Lyonet de Covenham A distinctively Dragounwolden tournament with an excellent prize and the participation of the Queen of Drachenwald herself! Drachenwald: The kingdom your persona comes from. Drachenwald is a vast kingdom with rapier fighters forming tightly-knit communities far from one another. Dragounwolden fencers will this very day be fighting through the stone gates of Raglan Castle in Wales! Our people cross-train in HEMA schools and many are very involved in the European HEMA scene. By tradition, created at the command of Countess Anna von Urwald of the Order of Defence, a special award is given to the best-dressed fencer.
08-04
16:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Basics of Flexible Weapons Fighting Kenneth Learn to fight with the techniques of the Filipino sarong, which can also be applied to other flexible items such as scarves or belts. Class will cover offensive and defensive techniques including blocks, traps and chokes. No martial arts experience or equipment required. Active participants limited to 10.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 SCA Award Scrolls for the Beginning Scribe Sir Murdoch Bayne You've received your first scribal assignment...now what? Basics and tips to create a scroll you will be proud to have given out in Court.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Lots of Lazzi Andres Reed Learn the history of the Commedia Lazzi (small comedic gigs) and then recreate and perform/demonstrate from historical descriptions.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Archery Tent Pennsic Archery Marshals' meeting Archery Staff All target archery marshals must attend one of the marshals' meetings.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron 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. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-04
17:30
1.5 General Archery Archery Champions Team Practice and Selection Archery Staff All archers are encouraged to try out for the teams.
08-04
17:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Cedar, The Barefoot Bard Pennsic Performing Arts Cedar the Barefoot is back at Pennsic! Come and have a listen as the Barefoot Bard shares with you some Norse-inspired stories and original songs. Come and hear as they weave tales of war, of fear and of wonder! Some materials may not be appropriate for children under 12.
08-04
18:00
2.0 A&S 12 Known World Players Annual Meeting Lord Tomas Wormwood 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.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-04
18:00
2.0 North Battlefield Combat of the Thirty Duke Maynard von dem Steine This is a 14th-century 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-blow 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. Armor must be a reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-century harness. 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-century 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, pole-arms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7 feet, 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 battle begins.
08-04
18:00
1.5 Rapier List 3 Teaching Italian Fencing and Western Martial Arts Countess Elena d'Artois An exploration of martial pedagogical concepts, this class is designed for intermediate to advanced fencers who are responsible for teaching fencing at local practices. Concepts can be applied in class settings as well as one-on-one coaching. Discussion will cover the varied learning styles and ideas for teaching that can connect with them. A sample class lesson and drill will be demonstrated that includes many learning styles. Italian rapier in the Venetian style will be the content used, but the pedagogical concepts can be applied to other martial disciplines. Equipment needed: single rapier, gloves, mask, and gorget. Students are encouraged to bring writing utensils if they wish to take notes. An outline of the class content will be provided.
08-04
18:00
3.0 South Battlefield Helgaball Tournament Master Uilliam MacantSaoir Not sure what Helga Ball is? Imagine rugby, soccer, tag football and roller derby rolled into one, played by a group of ladies (boys might get hurt) with cabbages serving as the ball. Ladies who wish to play are encouraged to assemble teams of 5-6 women ahead of time. There will be multiple teams (the Helgas and the Olgas). You do not, however, need to be on a pre-made team to take part; we will be making teams there as well. Cabbage kickoff shall commence as soon as sufficient players are available on the field. Team Composition 1. There shall be 2 "ladies only" teams of 5 or 6 players, including an optional goalkeeper. 2. Players must be 18 years or older. 3. One team shall be called Helgas, and one team shall be called Olgas. The two teams shall be identified by different colored armbands. 4. All players must wear a dress. Viking garb is encouraged. 5. Players are encouraged to wear do-rags, heavy shoes/boots. Officiating/Team Support 1. Gentleman may not play Helga Ball (they might get hurt), but may serve as Officials or Team Support (chocolate bearers, refreshment staff, towel bearers, etc.). 2. There shall be one Referee authorized to make decisions related to scoring and rules of the game. 3. Rules may be changed or added at any time if approved by the Referee. 4. All play shall stop when the Referee calls "HOLD". 5. The Referee may banish a player to a penalty box for any reason, and for any length of time. Field Setup Field is square, 25 yards by 25 yards. Two goals are located on the end line at opposite sides of field. Goal posts are hay bales, and will be positioned 3 yards apart. The 4 corners of the field, the end lines where goals are positioned, and a center line must be marked for play. Cabbages Up to three heads of cabbage may be used per game. Cabbage should be compact and aged (sitting in a frost free fridge for a couple of weeks helps). If a cabbage breaks up, play shall continue with the biggest remaining hunk unless/until the Referee calls hold and restarts play with a replacement cabbage. Objective of the Game/Scoring Points Points are scored by getting a cabbage through/past your opponent's goalposts. Each score equals one point. Goalposts shall signal a "score" by raising one arm and yelling either "Helga Ball!!" or "Olga ball!!" to identify the scoring team. When goalposts disagree about a score, the Referee shall decide. Play shall continue until 10 minutes have elapsed (omitting HOLDS), 3 cabbages have been used, or 5 points scored by a team, whichever is first. The team with the most points at the end of play wins the game. Rules of Play 1. The game shall be started with kickoff at center line. 2. Kickoff at the center line shall follow each goal scored. 3. If the cabbage goes out of bounds, or, when directed by the Referee, play will be restarted by rolling the cabbage into play from a sideline. 4. Players may kick or dribble the cabbage with their feet, but may not touch the cabbage with their hands or use hands to pick up the cabbage. 5. Players may scoop the cabbage up in a skirt, or apron, and move the cabbage on the field. 6. Tackling is not allowed, but "hugs" (individual and group) are allowed. Extra Rules and Notes 1) You must be 18 years or older to participate. (Age 16/17 with parental permission and parental attendance.) 2) Women and those that identify as such only. (Sorry, guys, but you can be goal posts!) 3) You must wear closed-toe shoes that you can run in. a) Steel-toe boots are not allowed. b) No cleats. 4) Soft knee pads and elbow pads and a mouth guard are strongly suggested. 5) You must wear a dress (Norse garb strongly encouraged), and an apron (of your choosing) over your dress to catch the cabbage. 6) There will be armbands for each team provided; you must wear this band when on the field in play. 7) There is no fee. However, we ask for a donation of feminine hygiene products or childcare product (diapers, bottles, wipes) for Paladin's Pantry. 8) HAVE FUN! Spectators are welcome, and gentleman volunteers are always needed as goal posts and Team Support (chocolate bearers, refreshment staff, towel bearers, etc.).
08-04
18:00
2.0 University-Battlefield The Ancient Celtic Field Sport of Hurling Lord Galen Mac Byrne Hands-on class on the Celtic game of hurling: history, rules, drills. One-hour scrimmage depending on available loaner equipment. A contact sport; 18 years old or older only. BYO pads, cup, hockey helmet, etc., at own discretion. Bring your own water/sports drink. Hurley stick/ball available for purchase.
08-04
18:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lanea Verch Kerrigan Pennsic Performing Arts Lanea specializes in bardic pieces from early period Celtic and Scandinavian culture. Show contains adult-themed content.
08-04
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! I will bring some snacks and if you want to bring some too, it would be great! We would also encourage you to bring some small tokens, and maybe even a few little cards with your contact information to share with others. We look forward to seeing you!
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; children must have adult escort.
08-04
19:00
3.0 East Kingdom Royal East Kingdom Teen Party Family Point Join us for the 16th annual East Kingdom Teen Party. Gentles 13-17 are welcome to enjoy our refreshments, meet new friends, socialize and game.
08-04
19:00
3.5 Family Point Tent 2 LGBTQ+ Teen Night Family Point (Ages 13-20, strictly enforced) Join us for an LGBTQ+ focused night for food and entertainment. This night is lightly supervised by background-checked adult allies. As always no bullying or harassment will be tolerated. Curfew rules still are in play and teens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-04
19:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf's Annual Pennsic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts The event that's become a Pennsic Tradition! Songs, stories, shenanigans, and maybe a few surprise friends at Duke Moonwulf's 19th annual Pennsic Concert.
08-04
20:00
2.0 Holt Heroetus (W01) Known World Siege Marshal Social Thl Diccon de Reinport To promote convivial dialogue among the various groups of siege marshals in the Known World, THL Diccon de Reinport is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Known World Siege Marshal Social to be hosted at the Holt Heroetus encampment. Please join us for informal discussions about siege combat and marshaling, and any other topics of interest.
08-04
20:00
3.0 Kilkenny Camp (X01) Vigil of Kelda Jungensdottir Ts'vee'a bas Tseepora Levi Vigil of Kelda Jungensdottir for the Order of the Pelican by the hand of Gareth and Juliana of Æthelmearc. All are welcome.
08-04
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent In a Fool’s Garden: Fables of John Inchingham Pennsic Performing Arts John Inchingham lampoons literature, mangles mythology and hops haphazardly through history in song and poetry. Sing along or just listen to an hour's worth of family-friendly fun.
08-04
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Beginner's Ball Gregory Blount At the Beginner's Ball, we teach all of the dances. Never danced? Not a problem! A perfect ball for the eager but still learning. No partner is needed. Bring your friends! All musicians are welcome, too! The pit is open! The more the merrier!
08-04
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 again 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!
08-05
07:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-05
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the five sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-05
08:00
1.0 The Haunted Bookshop - Space 63. Nice weather, in the patio. Not nice weather, in the Book Wagon Merchanting 101 : Roundtable Lady Gwyneth So you want to be a merchant! Roundtable for those merchants with experience and those just entering the trade. Swapping of ideas, information, suggestions, and answering any questions to the best of our ability. Please bring chairs if possible.
08-05
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101?) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students in each class. Kits: Basic Caster and 3 dart available from Thunderbird Atlatl for $50 or Caster $30 and/or $8 per Dart 5' or 6'.
08-05
08:00
2.0 University Point (University) Pennsic au Naturel... Ecosystems in Period Thl Juliane Bechaumpe No, not that definition. Cooper's Lake is rich in ecosystems that reflect the folklore, beliefs and science of our period. This is a walking tour that explores some of these examples. Along the way, we'll also explore how using a natural system as context can enhance our research of almost any topic. Includes random thoughts regarding birding by eyes and ears, what Hildegarde Von Bingen thought foxes were good for, and why Shakespeare's plays read like Peterson Field Guides. Also, perhaps much discussion on why Elizabethans were afraid of the woods after dark. Please wear clothes, a good head covering and sensible shoes. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-05
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Scribal Arts Lady Sebastianne la Rousse Interested in scribal arts but have no materials and don't know where to begin? We'll get you started by providing information and materials. This class is geared towards individuals who have never really done scribal arts but want to begin. We'll discuss paints and tools and even start to play with some different materials and techniques. Everyone who attends will be provided with a handout and will take home a paint palette.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 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-era 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!
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 2 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Sprang Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Learn the basics of sprang, a technique that makes a lacy fabric that dates from the Iron Age to past the 17th century.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Metal Fabrication: Piercing, Sawing and Filing Lady Karin Jacobsdotter Learn basic metal fabrication techniques, using frame saws, drills and files, to make a small brass pendant with pierced holes.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic Viking Women's Clothing with No Regrets Mistress Álfrún ketta An informal lecture that will focus on how I would rebuild my wardrobe if I had to start all over again, but still know what I know now. I will discuss my past mistakes and provide ideas for putting together a Viking woman's costume that is evidence-based and that can be a good foundation for a more authentic wardrobe.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beginner's Embroidery Lady Anna Vitalis Learn the chain and stem stitches. Kits will be provided to class size of 10 people. Ages 12+ are welcome to attend.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 We Built a Clay Oven! (And So Can You!) Caryn of Cynnabar We built a clay oven in our backyard, and so can you! This class will go over how we made our oven, as well as tips and tricks for building and maintaining a clay oven of your very own! New this year, Lady Miriam bat Pessah will share her experiences cooking in our clay oven, how to plan a clay-oven cook day and where to find recipes.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pole Lathe Turning for Beginners Thl Iohn Spooner Introduction to spindle turning on a pole lathe. We will cover the basics of lathe construction and proceed to some hands-on work to familiarize you with the tools and techniques for spindle turning. This class involves moving parts, so long hair and loose clothing must be avoided. There are also sharp tools involved; minimum age is 12. Materials are limited to 8 participants; no fee.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Silk Flowers from Thread: Passementerie Thl Roxelana Bramante Hands-on construction of 3-dimensional flowers using thread (embroidery floss), velum, and wire. Low Countries 15th-16th century. Several Besloten Hofje shrines are intact and are comprised of tiny flowers: petals cut from velum and wrapped in thread, supported by wire. Create your own flowers to use as decoration or accessories (though you probably won't be able to complete one in class).
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 SCAbominations Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf The things the SCA taught you about the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance that just aren't true, from names to populations. Includes a brief discussion of prostitution; suitable for any minor who already knows about that. Bring materials for taking notes if desired.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 What Do I Wear? An Overview of Basic Garb-making Baroness Gwenllian ferch Gwilim Want to start making your own garb but aren’t sure how to measure, cut, and assemble? This class will show you how to take purchased garb or modern attire and use it to estimate size. Then we’ll walk through how to fold, cut, and sew the fabric. If you are a person who learns best by seeing it done or doing it yourself, this class is for you! We will also discuss fabric selection and embellishments as we go.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Intermediate Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Already speak a cupla focal (a few words) in Irish? Or have you attended the Beginning Irish Language class? Brush up your basics and keep the momentum going. Learn more SCA-related phrases to start conversations, and some Irish blessings and curses.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Cables for Intermediate Knitters Lady Mór Cille Caindigh This class will open the door to the basic principals of cable knitting, including how to read cabling patterns. We will have a chance to practice by starting a simple head band which you can finish at your leisure. I hope this class will entice you to look for ways to integrate cables in your future knitting projects.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 18 Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Mistress Elizabethe Alles Discuss volunteer recruitment and retention, with emphasis on how to keep volunteers happy so they will keep coming back.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Beginning Blackwork Thl Fiora Valori Learn a brief history and the basics of the double running stitch commonly used in blackwork embroidery.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Changes in Perspective: the Anglo-Saxon Migration Lady Arastorm For most of the 19th and 20th century, early Anglo-Saxon history was based on the Bedean story of the Anglo-Saxon migrations/invasion from Europe to Britain. Archeological studies have led to new perspective on the written evidence, and it may no longer be as accurate as we'd hoped. Discussion of how our view of Anglo-Saxon history is changing in the 21st century.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Children: Circles and Chases Master Martin Bildner While open to all ages, the class will be geared towards fun and frolicking rather than perfecting steps and is suitable for ages four and up. All youth in attendance require a responsible adult to be present. After learning some basic steps, the class will cover a variety of circle dances before turning to the controlled chaos of chasing and "follow the leader" dances.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Duchy of Arindale (N21) Period Food: Redact It, Cook It, Eat It: Day 1 Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Two-day class. First day: Learn to redact a simple period recipe. I will have period cookbooks and we will pick recipes to redact. We will then decide which recipes we will cook the next day. Second day: We will prepare the redacted recipes and have lunch.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Day: Beginner Embroidery Family Point Beginner embroidery using lacing cards. Students will have a choice of designs and will use colored yarns to lace a pattern. Skills needed: put a lace in a hole.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Hobby Horse Activity How-to for Youth Ministers Lady Meadbh ni Clerigh Do you need a period activity for youth at an event? Learn how to host a make-and-take stick/hobby horse, and share ideas for follow-on activities! Patterns and instructions will be provided. Participants are invited to attend the "Make a Hobby Horse" session that follows, to see the class in action with the youth of Pennsic.
08-05
09:00
1.5 Games Tent Period Card Games: Karnoffel Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this oldest identifiable European card game (1426 reference).
08-05
09:00
2.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
08-05
09:00
8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-05
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-05
09:00
4.0 RS1 Glove Affair: Making Gloves Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn We delve into every aspect about the period article, whether it be leather, wool, linen or silk. I will share my construction techniques and a pattern I created from a study that has extended over 30 years. We will review the timeline of gloves. I will have many examples on hand to examine. There will be hands-on construction of one felt glove to help you understand the assembly of the pieces of a glove.
08-05
09:00
1.0 RS2 La Verdadera Destreza Meet-and-Greet Thl 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.
08-05
09:00
1.5 RS3 Fun with Site Tokens: Show 'n Tell Lady Alison Wodehalle Our local group hosted a Known World event, and had to decide whether we should have site tokens and how to make them cost-effective. Should they be something period? Should they have the date and the event name on them? Should they be purchased or made by the populace? We will discuss our experience, but also want to learn from you! Please bring site tokens, and share your story of how you/your group came up with the idea, cost, other options, etc. We are hoping to have everyone go home with lots of ideas!!
08-05
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Battlefield Master Scheduler One War Point. Format: Each pass consists of three targets (axe, knife, and spear). Two weapons are allowed at each target. Passes: Four passes, thrown all at once or over multiple days. Any member of the populace may participate. Times: The range is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily from Sunday, August 5, to Thursday, August 9, 2019.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT: Part 2 Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Throwing for the Physically Challenged Thrown Weapons Staff Throwing techniques and accommodations for those with physical challenges.
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09:00
3.0 Youth Combat List Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Book of Kells and Zoomorphic Creations Gwen Cooke A four-day scribal track class examining the Book of Kells and the prevelance of zoomorphic figures within the text. These zoomorphics, wherein animals are combined or twisted into elaborate knotwork, will be examined from the text through a historic lens before students are able to practice their illumination skills in this particular artistic style. Class will focus on a brief history of the Book of Kells, the tools that were utilized, the hand style of the calligraphy, examination of the zoomorphic examples found in the Book of Kells, and finally the ability to practice creating zoomorphics. This class will be hands-on and each day will cover a different aspect of the topic.
08-05
10:00
6.0 Æthelmearc 3 Parchment Making Thl Abigail Kelhoge Learn the basics of making parchment for bookbinding and award scrolls in one day. This 6-hour workshop will cover all of the steps, tools, equipment, and some variations on the process from fresh hides to finished sheets. The first part of the class shares techniques with leather and rawhide preparation, the last half is specific to parchment. Be as hands-on or hands-off as you want. We will provide gloves and aprons; you must bring boots or shoes that can be easily washed. Wear mucky clothes. Students who would like to continue working on the project and gain more experience may attend preparation hours on the days before and after class is held.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Untangling Yarn Notation Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Worsted or Aren? Is 10/2 cotton the same as 10/2 linen? Gauge? Deniers? Grist? American? Canadian? Yarn Council? European? British? Japanese? What does all this mean when you are talking about fibers and how do you translate it for your project? We will discuss the various terms and measurement systems for different fibers and ways to communicate across the different systems to make sure your project comes out the way you intend.
08-05
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 Stabbing Fabric for Fun and Clothing (Youth Class) Lady Fiore Leonetta Bardi [YouthU 11-17] Learn the basics of hand-sewing, core stitches, techniques for quality sewing, and an overview of tricks and tools. This is a hands-on class teaching how to mend garb and/or sew it completely by hand. This class is meant for young people ages 11-17. No experience is necessary.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Producing Flax/Wool Spindle Sticks on Bow Lathes Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Using a small wooden body-tensioned bow lathe with a special set of lathe centers, we'll demo turning wool/flax hand spindles with the simplest of tools. Archaeologists have studied the turning marks on a body of European wooden spindle sticks finds in use from 900-1000 CE in Europe. They found similarities to traditional Romanian and Russian spindles and their spindle-making techniques. In some of these traditional cultures, women made their own spindle sticks. The second half of this class will cover the nokking of a spindle top using the extant Coppergate spindle nok form. The Coppergate nok is particularly well-balanced and longer-lasting at the fragile top of bottom-weighted spindles. Time and class size permitting, students may be able to try instructor’s tools out themselves.
08-05
10:00
1.5 A&S 9 Miracles, Mysteries and Morality: Medieval Drama Lady Katherine Coscombe A look at the death and rebirth of theatre in the Middle Ages, from religious condemnation to church-sponsored epic pageants and passion plays.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 I'm a Viking! Now Where Do I Put My Stuff?! Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson Belt pouches? Haversacks? Baskets? Quivers? There are a lot of available options, and most of them are wrong. Come learn what's correct! We'll discuss, show examples of, and provide (some) documentation for Hedeby bags, tarsolys, Hedeby quivers, lyre-shaped pouches, Birka wallets, and a few other things. (They used sheep scrotums in medieval Greenland to make pouches!)
08-05
10:00
1.5 A&S 13 Social Media for Fun and Non-Profit Lady Sarah Kettilswif Social media is a fact of modern life. Niche businesses and organizations like the SCA can benefit but only if it's done well. Instructor is the voice of billion-dollar brands in her mundane life and travels to train organizations and non-profits across the US. Learn how to administer groups, how to create ads for events and recruiting, how to enable social media without diluting events (or running afoul of legal issues), and even ways to use social media for your SCA-focused business. Ideal for group officers, business owners or communicators of any kind. Class is mostly general social, last 30 minutes is Midrealm-specific policy discussion.
08-05
10:00
1.5 A&S 16 Andalusian Poetry Lady Talia de Morales A survey of the medieval poetry of Andalusian Spain from the 10th to the 13th century.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 17 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Period cross stitch could be different in unexpected ways. We'll examine photos of extant pieces and period images. Cross stitch was sometimes done and/or used in ways strange to the modern eye, both alone and with other stitches. Also: a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Disability Information for Newcomers Baron Gabrell Fairecloughe We will use a Q&A format to talk about accessibility in the SCA, the obstacles I have faced during my time in the SCA and how I dealt with them. Will also share some stories from other accessibility-challenged individuals, and share online and Pennsic resources for accessibility.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Unusual Playford Dances Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse Excellent new music has come out for these uncommon Playford Dances. Three couples dances: Adson's Saraband and Shepheard's Holyday, along with a setting of longways dance, The London Gentlewoman for 4 couples. All of these dances use unusual patterns for both verses and choruses. All levels of dancers are welcome.
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10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Day: Medieval Doll-Making Family Point Make a medieval doll!
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10:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make a Hobby Horse (Youth Activity) Lady Meadbh ni Clerigh Attendees will have the opportunity to tame their own steeds from an assortment of fabric horse heads, then match them with ears, eyes, and manes. Sewing skills required; there will be some on-site help, but youth or their guardians should be prepared to stitch their steeds. (Guardians who can only provide moral support are warmly welcome.)
08-05
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New last year: Students will build a Coptic-stitched sketch book with wooden covers and exposed spine using techniques born in Egypt in the 4th century. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-Acto, and metal ruler, if they have them, but binding tools will be loaned, if needed. Fee includes pre-drilled wooden boards, paper, linen thread, and a detailed handout.
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10:00
2.0 Little Dragon's Hoard (118) Power Hammers Then and Now Master Solvarr Hammarson Power hammers have a long history. We will cover the history of this tool and my experiences building a simple air hammer.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
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10:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} 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 everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
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10:00
2.0 Novelty Range Beginner Archery for Women Taught by a Woman Lady Máirin Ó Nialláin For beginner women archers who want to learn, or improve, their basic archery skills. Must have and bring their own archery equipment. Class is limited to women age 15 and up. Handouts limited to 30 per class. Equipment must be inspected prior to the beginning of class in order to attend.
08-05
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. Please Bring Chairs.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc's Ladies' Rapier Tourney Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne Ladies' Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
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1.0 Rapier List 4 Beginning Fabris Lord Brendan Firebow Interested in checking out a bit of historical rapier? Come learn about the Italian style, and specifically the style of Salvatore Fabris. You don't have to be as bendy as a willow branch, but it certainly doesn't hurt. We will go over basic stance, movement and blade-work, as well as his basic concepts. Fencing gear suggested; we will be working drills.
08-05
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3.0 RS2 Beaded Flowers 4: Iris Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature iris in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but this is not a class for beginners. A reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-05
10:30
2.0 Battlefield List Armored Field Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: Full field melée, no resurrection. Passes: Five passes. Time Limit: None Victory Condition: Last fighter living wins each pass. (Victory condition in the fifth pass is Death of the Principal King, East or Mid.) Notes: All holds are general. Combat archery is allowed in the second and fourth pass. In the first pass, the East will start on the West side of the field and the Middle will start on the East side. In the second pass, the East will start on the North, the Middle on the South. In the third, the East will start on the East and the Middle the West. In the fourth pass, the East will start on the South and the Middle the North. In the fifth pass, the battle will be fought in the original position. In the fifth pass, the Kings of the East and Middle will each be escorted by a banner bearer, who cannot fight nor be engaged, and a marshal with equipment to signify the defeat of the King.
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2.0 Amphitheater Improv: Beginning to Play Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Start your path for learning improvisation theatre with some simple vocal and physical warm-up exercises!
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11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Patterning the Minoan Underdress and Skirt Lady Petronella Lockeheart (Petra) Demo: How to custom pattern and assemble the heanos (V-neck chemise) and two skirt options. Worksheet to help make your own. Beginner-friendly.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Medieval Genealogy Roundtable Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen For those individuals with prior genealogy experience, we foster an exchange of information regarding new sources, techniques and avenues for researching family origins back into the medieval period.
08-05
11:00
1.5 A&S 3 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Mistress Judith bas Rabbi Mendel We'll cover the foods eaten at Passover seders in the Middle Ages when matzah was an inch thick and horseradish was only eaten as an ingredient in charoset. We will be looking at the evolution of the rulings about various foods, recipes to make some of them, how some of the practices changed. Includes taste testing.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Herbed Ale: Gruit Demystified. Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli The history of Low Country gruit ale, as found in contemporary sources. Includes detailed information on ingredients and possible brewing techniques. Historic gruit ale is quite a different beer from modern herbal gruit ale. This class will explore the factual history of this exciting beer, and the dangers in research of assuming interpretations are fact.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Baba Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore 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.)
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Building a Shaving Horse Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum If you are trying to make a chair, bow or barrel, a shaving horse is an essential tool. I have found over the years that horses can vary from being great to bordering on the dangerous. This class will show various examples and construction techniques that will enable you to make a solid, long-lasting bench. This class is also helpful for people who just want to build a simple camp bench.
08-05
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.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 14 The Basics Of Leather Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-05
11:00
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.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 17 Weaving Twill on a Warp-Weighted Loom Thl Hrólfr a Fjarfelli This is a part instruction and part hands-on class. You will learn how to warp a warp-weighted loom, knit heddles and weave different variations of twill. I will have a card-weaving demo for the header band and several tabletop looms to practice the different stages of the entire process.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 18 Brewing Mead the Lazy Way Lord Brahen Lapidario Think you're too lazy to brew mead? You're probably wrong. Come learn the bare necessities it takes to make this delicious drink. This class covers three levels of laziness: "I just want to drink,""I want to do a good job," and "I want to know what I'm drinking, too."
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Garb Hacks for Youth Lady Rowan Orr Tips to help with garbing kids and teens by three methods: simple to sew, modified mundanes, and increasing use of pieces. Open discussion follows.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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11:00
1.0 Bog U Just One More Spindle, Please! Runa Nightstalker Can one have too many drop spindles? I argue no, you can never have too many...maybe just one more. This class is intended to break down the anatomy of the spindle and discuss some historical reference. Participants will be able to assemble their own functioning spindle, a drop spindle you will not be ashamed to use in the modern world.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03 Red and Black Sheet Walls) Viking Penannular Brooches Make-and-Take Lord Wilhelm Smydle A brief history of the Viking penannular brooch. Construction based on historical finds using hand tools and fixtures. Class may run over. Earplugs provided.
08-05
11:00
2.0 Dance Tent English Country Dances from the Manuscripts Thl Henry of Maldon Dances from the Sloane MS, the Lovelace/Church MS, or both, including Jack Pudding, The Jumbling of Jone, The Picking of Stickes, The Mariners, et al.
08-05
11:00
0.5 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Day: Scroll Work with Blanks and Paint Family Point Learn to paint scrolls!
08-05
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Staff We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic-tac-toe).
08-05
11:00
6.0 General Archery Archery Populace War Point Archery Staff Your kingdom needs you! Bring your bows, bolts, arrows and friends. Every archer is needed in this time of war.
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11:00
3.0 Guild Mirandola Egg Tempera Panel Painting Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating from the Egyptians through today. Tempera reached its height in medieval and renaissance Europe; virtually all panel paintings executed before the mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the binder. In-depth, hands-on. Materials included; beginner to advanced. See separate Guild Mirandola class on panel preparation. Visit Guild Mirandola for full list of classes.
08-05
11:00
1.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Basic Five-Loop Fingerloop Braid Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Learn the the five-loop braid that is the start of how to do letter braids. This is a beginner class. Once mastered, you can then work up to seven- and ten-loop letter braids. Auditors are welcome. Handouts are limited but will be available electronically at a later date.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Target Construction Thrown Weapons Staff Covers the design of throwing targets. Target-round and wall-style targets demonstrated. Recommended for new throwers and Marshals in Training.
08-05
11:30
0.5 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Day: Fun in Feudal Japan Family Point Move your body and learn about feudal Japan!
08-05
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Gothic Hybrid Drolleries and Grotesques Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL 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.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners I Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a few basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the first in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style (which is different), though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 1 Women and Medicine Before 1650: An Introduction Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa What evidence is there regarding pre-1650 medicine and women in medical theory? Women as medical practitioners? Women as patients? The practice of midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology? Women as medical attendants, etc.? This outline touches on what we do know, some historiographic myths, and where to find out more. Primarily focused on mainland European history. Attendee discussion welcome. Age of discretion warning: gender, sex, and gynecology will be discussed. Age 18+
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Kute-uchi: Continued Japanese Hand Loop Braiding Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie This period Japanese braiding technique was "lost" to the general population as a closely-held secret until modern research "re-discovered" it. Kute-uchi is similar to other methods of loop braiding, except the loops are lined up on the hands instead of held by the fingers. This enables experienced braiders to create braids using more than ten elements, with no additional equipment. Learn advanced techniques of this period Japanese loop-manipulation braiding technique to create a round sixteen-loop braid: Maru-genji-gumi.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Sealed With A... Mistress Heather Hall Thoughts on styles, methods, and materials for using seals in SCA scribal applications, as well as a bit of history. Materials will be available to handle, and handouts are themselves a historic letter fold-and-seal example. Stop by for a handout!
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English clothing.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Couching: Medieval-est Embroidery Stitch of All! Mistress Jaqueline de Molieres An overview of six variations on couching, when and where they were used. Includes pictures, examples and demos. No actual stitching by students, so no supplies required. Students will gain an understanding of different types of couching and how it might apply to them and their embroidery projects.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 9 How to Write and Tell a Great Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said Great stories have common threads, whether they are books, movies or stories. We'll discuss the principles of Myth used to create masterful stories that are dramatic, entertaining and psychologically true. This is a look at how storytellers can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum See a demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
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1.0 A&S 11 Forging Clay Lord Donato Favro An introduction to blacksmithing techniques in a more forgiving material.
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2.0 A&S 12 Consent in A&S: Giving and Taking Helpful Feedback Mistress Elena Hylton In an ideal Society, artisans create work for the joy that it brings them, and Laurels give feedback to fulfill the mission of their peerage to help encourage and teach others. However, if feedback is not given or received properly, hurt feelings can (and do!) occur. Artisans can be discouraged from pursuing their ideas, and Laurels are branded as being mean and unhelpful. Both of these outcomes are hurtful to the fabric of our Society. So, let's discuss the issue, and figure out if we can help change the culture of how feedback is given and received in the SCA so that everyone can work together to create a better and more supportive Arts and Sciences community. Hosted by the East Kingdom Ministry of Arts & Sciences.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 13 The Impact of Sex & Gender on SCAdian Martial Arts Lady Nyvein bat Rav Adam Learn how the social and physical differences (and similarities) between men and women affect their learning styles for SCA combat. Information about the social and mental impacts of gender roles and the physiological differences between the sexes will be discussed in the context of teaching SCA combat. This class is geared towards instructors of rapier/steel, armored/rattan, and archery, but fighters of all levels are welcome to attend. Examples will mostly be pulled from the rapier and rattan communities. Handouts may be limited, but all notes will be available online.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 16 Burgers and Mustard from 13th-Century al-Andalus Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya We will cook three recipes from the 13th-century Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook: burgers of ground lamb (includes eggs) with herbs and spices, and mustard with ground almonds, to eat on flatbread, plus a simple sweet dessert similar to medieval gingerbread of bread crumbs, honey, spices, sesame oil, and butter.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 18 Taking a Belt from a Peer Mistress Elizabethe Alles A discussion about becoming a student to a peer in the SCA. The instructor will discuss the peer-dependent relationship and encourage questions and conversation from other attendees.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Bog U Roman Rag Doll Make-and-Take Noble Hawisia de Groote Make and take a Roman rag doll based on an extant item in the collection of the British Museum. Kit provided at no cost to make and clothe one doll per participant. Accessibility: needles will be pre-threaded, and dolls can be made completely by hand from scratch or from a pre-sewn body that only needs stuffing. Kit will contain no animal products/fibers. Participants are welcome to drop in and out during the class period. No cost.
08-05
12:00
0.75 Camp Sternfeld (N16, at ByThe Way and Battle Road) Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax: Personalizing Scrolls Lady Meadhbh Ramsay As a scribe, there are many ways in which you can personalize your scrolls. We'll discuss ways to personalize based on your recipient's persona, interests, reason for the award, as well as through use of materials.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball Rehearsal Thl Siri Toivosdotter Singers and instrumentalists, come rehearse for the Choral Ball which will be held Monday evening of War Week. If possible, procure music and practice tracks in advance on the Facebook Group SCA Choral Ensemble. Walk-ins are welcome; some music will be provided. This rehearsal is not required to participate in the Ball, but it will be very helpful. Singers are encouraged to take a look and listen to the music ahead of time.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make Your Own Treasure Chest Lady Ceara der Alcan Youth U: Come and make your own chest to store away small treasures. Geared towards 8 and younger but all are welcome. We'll be working with foam, glue and Popsicle sticks.
08-05
12:00
3.0 Family Range Family Archery and Friendly Competitions Thl Forester Aelfric the Kestrell For families and children to come out and have fun shooting with bows and arrows
08-05
12:00
4.0 Great Hall Barter Town Meet Up Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne Members of the SCA Medieval Barter Town Annual meet up to swap items. We trade and re-purpose items without the exchange of money.
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 Follow Me to Play Finger Cymbals! Atesh If you already know basic bellydance technique, come play finger cymbals! We'll go over six Tribal Odyssey finger cymbal rhythms and the dance combos they go with. It'll be easy to follow Atesh as you learn by watching, listening, and dancing along. This format is cued (follow-the-leader) combinations that feature finger cymbals. We'll start with the cymbal patterns, then add the moves. With Atesh.
08-05
12:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella, with Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Saturday, August 3, through Wednesday, August 7. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/8, in the PARC; 2PM) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-05
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Midrealm Middle-Eastern Project Rehearsal Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri The Midrealm Middle-Eastern Choreography Project dancers will have already learned the choreography at one or more of three Middle Kingdom summer events. The focus of the rehearsal therefore will be preparing the dance to be performed at the Middle-Eastern Dance Expo at Pennsic. The choreography will not be taught at rehearsal. Dancers must attend at least one rehearsal, but preferably both, and have learned the choreography at a previous event in order to perform it at the Expo.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 East Kingdom Rapier Tournament. Lord Melchior Kriebel Join us for the East Kingdom Pennsic Rapier Tournament! Tournament plan will be a round-robin followed by a double-elimination. Pools will be force-balanced by top members of the pool being entered into the double-elimination tournament. A variation this year will be that, during the double-elim tournament, fencers with zero losses may only use single rapier. Hone your skills and join us!
08-05
12:00
2.0 Rapier List 4 Free Scholar Charity Tourney Lady Marina Wymarc The Free Scholars of Atlantia invite one and all to join in their annual charity tourney! The format will be three-stage progressive weapons; additional lives can be purchased. Buy-in for the tournament and additional lives will each require a $5 donation (cash only please). The winner of the tourney will get, along with honor and glory, the opportunity to determine which charity the collected funds will go to. Rapier only; no C&T. Atlantian conventions.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Fair and Fun Thrown Weapons Tournament: Discussion Thrown Weapons Staff Recommended for Marshals in Training or any others likely to find themselves running a TW tournament. People who have run tournaments before are encouraged to come and share their successes and failures.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-05
12:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Chorulus Pennsicus Open Auditions for Pennsic 49 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Open auditions for anyone interested in auditioning for the select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus at Pennsic 49, directed by THL Siri Toivosdotter. Previous choral singing experience is expected. Those who audition will need to sing a short piece that demonstrates their vocal abilities, and perform a short sight-reading exercise.
08-05
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal Known World Scribal Tea Mistress Liadhain Join us for light refreshments and a chance to socialize with other scribes from across the Known World.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Shakespeare and Commedia Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Commedia dell'arte was a hot commodity in the late 16th century, from which Shakespeare would find a wealth of inspiration.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Coins in the SCA Lord Brahen Lapidario Add new depth to your SCA experience with coins. We'll discuss what coins in the SCA are, ways to get some, and why.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-05
13:00
3.0 A&S 4 Bezel Setting Cabochons Lady Karin Jacobsdotter Bezel set a stone or glass cabochon using a torch and silver solder on the pendant you already fabricated or a brass blank.
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13:00
1.5 A&S 5 Heraldry Design Basics Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig What better way to get your device submission in shape for Herald's Point than by learning about heraldry design basics? This class will include an introduction to device design based on the SCA rules of Heraldry. Some one-on-one assistance will be provided.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Fun with Herbs Baroness Katarzyna Witkowska TeenU and YouthU. Participants will learn how to identify some common herbs used in medieval times. Each participant will receive an herb workbook folder that they can continue to add to after the class. We will also learn about various herbal mixtures. During the class, we will prepare incense nubs and strewing herbs (time permitting), which can be used at your campsite to keep bugs away. (If you are allergic to any herbs, please notify the instructor before class.)
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 8 Food Safety for SCA Cooks Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about food safety.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Vinegaroon: Never Dye Leather Again! Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson Long before Fiebings or Eco-Flo leather dyes, people made deep black leather using this ancient mixture of iron scrap and vinegar. It works instantly, never rubs off, and never fades! Come see how it works, try it for yourself, and learn to make your own! Class will consist of a short talk about the historical plausibility of this method, a discussion of the chemical properties that make it work, a demonstration, and hands-on make-and-take of a simple key fob.
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1.0 A&S 11 Water and More-Period Brewing Lord Kythe Szubielka We will discuss the natural processes of water along with terms used to help identify the type of water. We will learn how to read a water test as well as how to work with the water you have to make your brewing taste more to style.
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1.0 A&S 14 Costume of the Aztecs Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid The different styles of clothing for men and women will be addressed including differences in status among the population.
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1.0 A&S 17 The Stigma of LARP Lord Éadaoin Ruadh Stereotypes are bad, and the attitude toward the term LARPing amongst SCAdians needs some improvement. As more of our members come to us from other games, or long-time SCAdians begin to cross game, we need to debunk myths and rumors while increasing our factual knowledge. Come learn how LARP is one of our great assets! Please bring writing implements and materials for note taking.
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1.0 A&S 19 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
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1.0 Bath House (Bath House) Pennsic Fools' Parade Baroness Sophia the Orange The long-standing Pennsic tradition continues! 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 12 must bring a responsible adult. This is a great activity for families! We will meet at the Bath House next to the Cooper's Store. All fools must attend the safety briefing 15 minutes before parade start. Parade lasts about 45 minutes. Please contact the Fool In Charge (Sophia the Orange) if you would like to arrange for the parade to visit your encampment or event.
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1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Honzen Ryōri: Japanese Food and Feasts by Design Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Design and cook pre-modern Japanese food items and prepare menus based on pre-modern seasons, festivals, aesthetics, dietetics, and methods. This is a continuation of the culinary workshop which is open to all. No previous experience is required. The class focuses on what makes Japanese cuisine different from standard Society fare. No previous experience with Japanese cookery is expected; however, basic culinary knowledge is assumed.
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1.5 Family Point Tent 1 Åthelmearc Day: Whirligigs Family Point Learn to make a whirligig.
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1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Table Games Staff Four- and seven-player backgammon will be taught depending on attendance. We'll review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
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1.0 Irontree Works (169) Stamped Viking Age Rings Mistress Katriona ni Chonarain Learn the basics of how to stamp metal finger rings like ones found in the Viking Age. Hands-on class where you will take home a ring of brass or bronze.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Like a Dancer: Think like a Musician Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri Learn to play zills (finger cymbals) with a musician's ear. With a background in both music and dance, your instructor has found a way to bridge the gap for more successful understanding of rhythmic patterns, timing, and ultimately playing alongside musicians successfully. We will start with a zilling warm-up to increase speed and evenness between the right and left hand, moving on to basic zill patterns used in Middle Eastern dance. Finally, we will play while moving in simple drills and combinations. Limited loaner sets of zills will be available; however, it is recommended to come with your own set that fit your fingers. This class will have some seated time so bring whatever will make you comfortable.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd 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 Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 4, through Wednesday, August 7, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, 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 Taking the Hall Master Ruaidhri an Cu Learn techniques for gaining and holding an audience's attention in a bardic performance. We will work on projection, stage presence, focus, and overcoming nerves.
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Peg Loom Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright The tabletop peg loom is a step up from stick weaving, also known as a rake loom. The base allows you to do a wider piece. Class limited to 10 looms.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range (Thrown Weapons Range) Blue Feather Rainbow Fling Thrown Weapons Staff This tournament is open to all members of the greater LGBT community regardless of throwing experience. The tournament will have an advanced as well as a beginner category to include everyone. The focus will be on fun and community building, but bring your competitive spirit as well.
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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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14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Improv Theater Games for Improving Your Character Baroness Sophia the Orange 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.
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1.0 A&S 1 Pennsic Memorial Ship: Past and Future Fred Blonder For the past 20 Pennsics, there has been a model of a Viking longship burned on the lake at the end of Pennsic as a memorial to friends and family who have died in the preceding year. This was begun by Garwig der Waffenschmidt who built the first ten ships. Come to learn the history of this tradition, and what’s involved in doing it. Since the same people have been running this unofficial event for many years, we’re looking for people interested in assisting and eventually taking over some of the tasks involved.
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1.0 A&S 2 The Champagne Fairs Lord Eleazar ha-Levi A history of the great Champagne Fairs of Northern France. The fairs were six- to eight-weeks-long international trade fairs, rather than small market fairs. They played a major role in the flow of goods and ideas and laid the foundation for international banking and finance as we know it today.
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2.0 A&S 7 Simple Steps to a More Period Persona Lord Wulfric Grimbeald Tips and resources for fleshing out your persona. Where to go beyond Osprey Books and still look historically accurate.
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1.0 A&S 9 Performance and Written Work Documentation for A&S Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Documenting a performance or original written work is challenging. Judging sheets do not always help with what you need to document. “Materials” and other terms are ethereal concepts in a performance or written work! Elements to consider when documenting your historical performance or historically-based written work will be discussed.
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4.0 A&S 10 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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2.0 A&S 11 The Basics of Leather Tooling Master Æiric ørvender I’ll show you the basics of leather tooling and provide you with exercises to do on your own to get you familiar with tooling leather. During the class, we’ll also discuss the differences between modern tooling styles and those used in period.
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1.0 A&S 12 Chaos in the Kitchen Mistress Sadira bint Wassouf Come join us for a fun game to reenact situations where a cook and feast-goers meet up in the smallest (and most dangerous) place in the hall: the kitchen. Through the ensuing hilarity, gain new understandings of the secret inner workings of an SCA kitchen. In the second half of class, take on the role of the chef yourself as you maneuver through the challenges of planning a "modern" medieval feast. Both games suitable for people of all ages. No cooking experience required.
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1.0 A&S 13 Wee Beasties: Yeast and Brewing of Medieval Beers Lord Malcolm Mor A discussion of various types of yeasts available for the SCA brewer to use. Species, what they are used for, pitching and fermentation management, and where to obtain them. As Brewers, we make wort. The Wee Beasties make the beer!
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2.0 A&S 14 Creating a Culture of Consent Dr. Ken Mondschein The SCA, like many other subcultures, has had its #metoo moments lately, but let's face it: The people who need it aren't going to take a consent class. What's more, the problem often isn't out-and-out sexual assault, but small acts that are often dismissed as "not so bad." However, these add up to a culture of consent violation. It's up to all of us to change this. In this training, we'll learn how you can speak up to prevent what you know is wrong from happening—even doing uncomfortable things, like bucking the SCA's hierarchical social system, if necessary. We'll talk about consent, of course, but also social strategies, do some role playing, and learn what we can all do to prevent sexual harassment and overall creepy behavior. Warning for subject matter.
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1.5 A&S 15 Intro to Research by East Kingdom A&S Ministry Mistress Elena Hylton This class sponsored by the East Kingdom Minister of A&S will cover an introduction to research, including types of sources, styles of citations, what "peer-reviewed" means, how/where to find good (and often free!) sources for your topic, and more. We will also look at how to apply your research to A&S entries, especially for Kingdom-level competitions. Taught by a university faculty member and East Kingdom A&S Deputy, this class is open to researchers of any level and requires no prior knowledge. Come and learn about research; it can be really fun!
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1.5 A&S 16 Making Couscous by Hand Master Galefridus Peregrinus Fresh, hand-made couscous is very different from the instant stuff available at most grocery stores. The earliest documented couscous recipe dates from the 13th century and describes a process that is still followed in North Africa with very little change. We'll be following that recipe to make couscous from scratch. If all goes well, attendees will have some hand-made couscous to take with them at the end of the class. Limited to 10 hands-on participants, but others may come to watch.
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2.0 A&S 17 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 30+ years of classroom experience.
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1.0 A&S 18 A Modest Werewolf in Medieval France Eliezer ben David An absolutely true story -- Marie de France attests to it -- about a modest werewolf in medieval France.
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1.0 A&S 19 Courtesy, Etiquette and Protocol in the SCA Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn Discussion on the accepted behaviors and protocol that set the stage for a wonderful experience at SCA events for everyone.
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1.0 Bog U Learn to Spin Lady 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 for that spindle they bought three 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 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Thl Henry of Maldon No experience needed! Come and learn some of the easier (and popular) dances from the 15th-century Italian repertoire. Bring both of your left feet.
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3.0 Family Point Tent 2 D&D Shorts for 'Tweens/Teens Family Point Like D&D? Come play a quick game with pregens ready to go. We will have multiple DMs for small games. Each session will be different!
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14:00
1.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Volunteer Management and Care Lord Magnus McKinley The SCA relies solely on volunteers to achieve its mission. Understanding who uses volunteer services, how long their volunteers serve and the nature of their effort will help us improve the volunteer experience. While of value to anyone working with volunteers, this class targets helping local seneschals, kingdom officers, and royal privy-council staff. We will discuss the difference between long- and short-term volunteers, what motivates volunteers, the elements of leadership and management that contribute to volunteer success, research from the non-profit sector on actions that increase or decrease volunteer retention, and how to identify burnout and work to prevent it.
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2.5 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! Feel free to sign up to tell a story, sing a song, or spout Shakespeare. If it fits in the realms of Bardic performance, you are welcome to participate.
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2.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Great Weapons Duke Paul of Bellatrix Learn the Bellatrix system for the use of great sword and glaive, focusing on the close-in techniques against other great weapons, and against sword and shield. Modify these techniques for different physical capabilities. It will also cover fighting at medium and long range. The class can be taught armored, unarmored, or with helms and gauntlets. Participation in the exercises will vary, depending on the circumstances. At a minimum, students must have gloves and a great sword, long bastard sword, or pole weapon. Some students should bring swords and shields for use in training.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Focuses on advanced throwing technique for more experienced throwers.
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2.5 Youth Combat List East-Middle Youth Combat Tournament Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Round robin tournament for youth heavy list fighters, sponsored jointly by the Kingdoms of the Middle and the East.
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1.5 Battlefield List Rapier Field Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: Full field melée, no resurrection. Passes: Five passes. Time Limit: None. Victory Condition: Last fighter living wins each pass. (Victory condition in the fifth pass is Death of the Principal King, East or Mid.) Notes: All holds are general. No rubber band guns. In the first pass, the East will start on the West side of the field and the Middle will start on the East side. In the second pass, the East will start on the North, the Middle on the South. In the third, the East will start on the East and the Middle the West. In the fourth pass, the East will start on the South and the Middle the North. In the fifth pass, the battle will be fought in the original position. In the fifth pass, the Kings of the East and Middle will each be escorted by a banner bearer, who cannot fight nor be engaged, and a marshal with equipment to signify the defeat of the King. Kings may not be defeated with death from behind.
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1.5 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Day: Soap Balls Family Point Learn to make a felted soap ball. First ball is free; materials fee applies after that.
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3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Morgan Bible Book Of Kings Scribal Workshop Mistress Antoinette de la Croix An advanced five-day workshop focusing on the painting techniques and materials used to create this glorious medieval manuscript. Areas of instruction to include, but are not limited to, the following: gilding, anatomy, shading clothing, white-work, pen work and calligraphy.
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15:00
1.0 Amphitheater All the World's a Stage Abigail Whitslow Have you ever wanted to work on a Shakespeare scene? Audition for KWP? Or just have fun with learning a monologue? This class will give positive feedback on scenes or monologues for the novice or expert. Please bring your preferred scene or monologue. Memorization is not necessary, but please use paper copy, not phone.
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1.0 A&S 1 Poland's Early Poetry Through Jan Kochanowski Baroness Katarzyna Witkowska We will look at poetry in Poland's first epoch through Jan Kochanowski, European Renaissance Man of Letters, a poet, playwright and translator.
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1.0 A&S 2 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
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1.0 A&S 5 Embroidering Leather Shoes Thl Robert of Ferness When embroidering leather shoes, the thread goes through the thickness of the leather, not simply up and down between inside and outside, as on cloth. In northern Europe, at least, some deposits of archaeologically excavated shoes contain more embroidered shoes than non-embroidered ones. We'll look at various finds and try embroidering leather and examine my attempts at decorating shoes this way.
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1.0 A&S 6 Embroidery for 'Tweens Mistress Amy Webbe An introduction to several basic hand embroidery stitches for the 'Tween (9-13) audience. We may cover stem, running, fill stitches. Some materials provided: thread, hoops, ground fabric, needles. You may bring small scissors, or a special needle if you feel you may need a larger size.
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1.0 A&S 8 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.
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 1: Introduction and Meet-&-Greet Pennsic Performing Arts Meet your fellow bards. While many of us already know each other, this will give newcomers a chance to match names to faces. Day 1: I’ve Got This Idea for a New Bardic Event. Bardic-focused events seem to be gently on the rise, and that is a good thing. We have Bardic Madness and its offshoots, Known World Cooks & Bards, immersion events (i.e., Beowulf, Njal’s Saga, Day of Decameron), and various competitions. What else could we do? Are there other formats/approaches we should try? What other sorts of bard-centric events would we like to see take place?
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1.0 A&S 12 Mead and Friends Lady Alysoun of the Debatable Lands Don't know the difference between a metheglin and a melomel? Looking to impress people with new-found brewing knowledge at the next tavern event? Mead is made with honey, water, and yeast, but there are many varieties of mead that also include fruits, spices, and herbs. At this session you will sample different types of mead and learn how they are made. Please bring a tasting glass. Age 21 and over.
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1.0 A&S 13 Talkin' Dirty: Pre-Modern Hygiene Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Always wanted to know about pre-1700 European toilets, bathing, washing, etc.? Join us for a wide-ranging discussion!
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2.0 A&S 18 Lining: Turning It All Right-Side Out Lord Tempus Peregrinator All you need to know about lining a garment: a class about cutting and sewing a lining into a garment and then turning that garment right-side out.
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1.0 A&S 19 The History of Clan Blue Feather Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minority communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 30 years, what we're doing today, and what the future may hold.
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1.0 Bog U Champlevé Enameling Lord Edgar Refskegg Technical (not hands-on) class showing how to do medieval reproduction Champlevé using modern techniques.
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1.0 Budgardr or Enchanted Ground (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Chairs, 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.
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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.
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3.0 Fort Crusaders vs. Saracens Battle and Discussion Sir Bran Cuileann ... Crusader versus Saracen Battle: Scenarios to re-enact battles from the time of the Crusades. Participants are required to only use arms and armor documentable to the time period of 1096-1291. Allowed Weapons: Any documentable to 1096-1291, subject to approval: swords, maces, axes, dagger, spear, thrown weapons, archery, siege, etc. Allowed Shields: round, kites, and heaters (and any other documentable style from the period). Armor and helms from the period are required. Bring your banners for pageantry. Properly attired support people are most welcome!
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1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Staff A simple trick-taking card game played with a tarot deck, fun for children and adults.
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1.0 Hobbitronics (#8 bow road) Sewing with a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen So you bought a silk sari. Now what do you do with it? The how and why of using silk saris to make your garb.
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15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent An Introduction to Indian Rhythms I Ali Al-Azim 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.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its annual Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/8, 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 8 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 PDFs available prior to Pennsic via the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented kumihimo, braiding round cord on a disk. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Make a basic round cord which can be used for everything from shoestrings to medallion cords. Disk and string provided.
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0.5 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) How to Design a Class People Will Love Lord Magnus McKinley Most classes delivered in the SCA fall into two specific types: lectures and hands-on instruction. While each of these is a valuable instructional technique, they each only represent a single learning style. Most students need to have multiple learning styles addressed by a workshop to get the greatest value and the highest retention of instruction from that workshop. This class is designed to address some of these issues, give a structure to designing classes, and provide a broader range of experiences to students. We will combine the concepts of instructional systems design with experiential learning techniques to show you how to achieve higher student engagement.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Axe Continuous-Throw Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff How many axes can you throw without missing? Single rotation throws until you miss.
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3.0 A&S 4 Repoussé and Chasing: Making Metal Move Thl Corasande of Starrhill We will make a small pendant with repoussé and chasing. Pitch and pots, annealing metal, pickling, and patina will be discussed. Students will use the teacher's tools, although if you have your own tools and pitch pots you may bring and use them.
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1.0 A&S 5 An Intro to Heresy and the Ecumenical Councils Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Why did Santa slap some guy named Arius? This confusing class discusses the early church and the theology behind defining heresy. The early Ecumenical Councils will be explained, the ideas of Christian thought broken down, and the major heresies of Arianism (not to be confused with Aryanism), Nestorianism, and Monophysitism will be explained to the best of my ability in one hour.
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1.0 A&S 6 Designing Your Device Lord Eleazar ha-Levi The basic rules of heraldry will be briefly explained and the instructor will discuss specific ideas with the individual students. This is intended as a pre-consult to help the student work out a passable design for their device.
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1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
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1.0 A&S 11 Repairing Turnshoes Thl Robert of Ferness Demonstration of some ways to get more mileage out of period turnshoes, such as replacing their soles.
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2.0 A&S 12 Basic Brewing: Fruit Meads for Beginners Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh Covers the basic skills and recipes for making melomel which is a type of mead combining honey and fruit. A variety of samples will be provided including sparkling meads made with ale yeast and still meads made with wine yeast. Age 21+.
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1.0 A&S 16 Ancient North African Names Lady Aelia Sophoniba Names, naming conventions, and resources for name research, up into the 3rd century AD. This class will cover the basics of what we know of Punic, Numidian/Berber, Greek African, and Roman African names, including transitions in naming conventions.
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1.5 A&S 19 Introduction to Historical Research Mistress Beatriz Aluares de la Oya Taught by a professional research librarian, this class will cover how to conduct historical research with traditional and digital sources. We will also discuss how to evaluate sources, and the various pitfalls and traps that await the unwary researcher.
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1.0 Barony of Lochmere (Battle Road on the Serengetti, Block N19) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir that performs with the Pennsic Choirs at their concert on Thursday evening of War week. Membership is by audition; this year's singers have already been chosen, but you can audition for Pennsic 49. See elsewhere in the Pennsic booklet for the audition day/time and location.
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1.0 Bog U 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 ones that may liven up certain Pennsic parties. Class has been updated since last year. Come out to learn about even more explicit topics, including the "Love in Venice" exhibit at The Brooklyn Public Library! No one under 18 will be allowed at this class. Must present ID!
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2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Tempera Grassa (Fat Tempera) Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Tempera Grassa is an emulsion paint using egg yolk and oil together, used especially in the transition from pure yolk tempera to pure oil paint. This workshop will be a brief exploration of tempera grassa mixtures. Come play with eggs and oil!
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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.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent An Introduction to Indian Rhythms II Ali Al-Azim 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.
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2.0 University Point (St. Lily's Square) Pennsic Homes, Part 2: Tour Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A tour of just a few of the different types of Pennsic homes and other mobile structures. There are many different ways to make your life easier, such as adapting a Pennsic storage trailer to be a shower/bath trailer (reduces set-up and take-down time!), or creating a wagon that you can easily take from event to event. We focus on a range of expense levels, as well as how difficult they are to move. Lots of walking.
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1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M, W, F Peace and War Week. This is a low and slow practice targeting everything that hurts from Pennsic setup, walking, and activities.
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1.0 A&S 6 Beginner Celtic Knots Lady Hugoline the Delicate Introductory class on drawing Celtic Knots for teens.
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1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dances Beyond Cecil Sharp Thl Henry of Maldon Cecil Sharp discussed English country dances in the early 20th century, but there are some that do not accept Sharp as the final authority.
08-05
17:00
2.0 East Battlefield Atlantian 10-Man Unbelted Melée Mistress Lanea verch Kerrigan Atlantian 10-Man Unbelted Melée.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Historical Glassworks (10) Making an Anglo-Saxon Globular Beaker Thl Gnaea Celera Watch a live glassblowing demonstration of the creation of a Saxon glass beaker (as seen at the A&S Display) and learn about period furnace-worked glass. Discussion to follow.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Play Dance Music Arrangements from Lochac Lord Geoffrey of Exeter Join Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, former Queen's Bardic Champion of the East, and Lady Jeneur le Geline of Lochac for a fun hour playing through Geoffrey's Renaissance dance arrangements as used in Lochac. Other musicians from Lochac will be present. Will be most suited to players with at least intermediate sight-reading abilities. To get an advance look at the arrangements we will play, you can visit www.davidyardleymusic.com.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron 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.
08-05
17:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Poems and Stories as told by Cariadoc of the Bow Pennsic Performing Arts Poems and stories presented in persona, as a period performer presenting to a period audience by Master Cariadoc of the Bow.
08-05
18:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Glass Painting (Thru Æthelmearc Scribal College) Lady Moll Sotherden Learn basic glass painting, the same technique found in wording and faces in churches, albeit with more modern materials. 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.)
08-05
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Night Live Pennsic Performing Arts Sketch comedy and songs!!
08-05
18:00
3.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson Atlatl battle on the Atlatl range at the back of Thrown Weapons.
08-05
18:00
2.0 Atl'Atl Range (Thrown Weapons Range) Atlatl Battle Thrown Weapons Staff Show your atlatl prowess in the Atlatl Battle!
08-05
18:00
1.0 Bog U Oil Lamps: Period, Easy, Inexpensive and Safe! Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oil lamps were used by all cultures throughout the SCA period. 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. Taught at Bog University this year; inexpensive wick, lamp kits, and free oil will be available to allow everyone to depart with a burning oil lamp.
08-05
18:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Eighth Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts We rise yet again from the Pits of Despair to summon those with songs of sorrow, tales of torment, and other wails of woe in an attempt to bring us to tears. Please keep performances to 5 minutes or less, and the topic pre-1600 CE and/or SCA related. Filk is fine. Prizes will be awarded. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? 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 auditions at 4 pm. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
19:00
1.0 A&S 4 Notre Dame: The Heart of Medieval Paris Thl Mary of Montevale We will examine the importance of the Île de la Cité, the birthplace of Paris, and its cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris, beginning with Roman times and running through the Middle Ages. The instructor taught high school French for 33 years, including an introduction to Paris and France in the Middle Ages. No prior knowledge of French history needed to attend this class.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Bog U Oil Lamp Make-and-Take Master Bedwyr Danwyn Bring a vessel (even a clear water glass) and we will make a functioning wick and turn it into a working lamp. Free oil will be provided, and you can either purchase a wick kit or bring a cotton mop strand and green floral wire (20 gauge works best; you will need 3 strands) from Walmart to class. Inexpensive lamp kits might also be available. It is recommended that you take my Oil Lamp Class first (either this year or earlier), but it is not a requirement. Unknown if chairs will be available.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: Tea Ceremony Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-05
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen/'Tween Lounge: Cosplay Night! Family Point Join us at Family Point decked out in your fanciest Star Wars/Disney/or other pop culture-themed garb. Gentles 10-17 are welcome. Supervision is provided; however, youth are not prevented from leaving.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Hunter's Home Youth Polearm Tourney Gunnar Thorbjorn The Shire of Hunter's Home will be hosting its 6th Annual Youth Polearm Tourney. It will be conducted as 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.
08-05
19:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir returns, bigger and better than ever, to perform songs of love and laughter by such luminaries as Palestrina, Gastoldi, Nannino, Morley, and Josquin.
08-05
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, Troubadour of the East, will bring his signature mix of musical storytelling and merriment with songs old and new, with the help of some talented friends. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
20:00
4.0 Strawberry Fields (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) Roman Bacchanal Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo The Festival of Floralia is upon us! The Knowne World Courtesans call you to a celebration of all things Roman! To gain entry, dress to impress Vespasian (dress code is 1 CE Imperial Roman). We will delight your senses with amphorae of wine, delicacies fit for the Emperor, contests of strength, beauties abundant, and many other sensory delights. All in celebration of Summer! Please consider tributes to our hosts as well as for Ciana's Golden Gladiators of the Ring! 8 pm-midnight. Age 21+; bring ID. There is a Facebook event listing under Known World Courtesans Roman Bacchanal at Pennsic.
08-05
20:30
2.0 Aethelmaerc Royal Society Rapier Meet-and-Greet Society Rapier Marshal All rapier fighters and those who like to hang out with rapier fighters are invited to attend a meet-and-greet hosted by the Society Rapier Marshal and graciously sited at the host kingdom, Æthelmearc's, encampment. Nibbling refreshments will be provided; please bring your own beverage of choice.
08-05
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball Thl Siri Toivosdotter Dance to the music of choristers! Sheet music provided for singers and instrumentalists; also available on the SCA Choral Ensemble Facebook group.
08-05
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Commedia dell'arte performance with adult themes.
08-06
07:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-06
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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
1.5 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 we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-06
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the five sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-06
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101?) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students in each class. Kits: Basic Caster and 3 dart available from Thunderbird Atlatl for $50 or Caster $30 and/or $8 per Dart 5' or 6'.
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-06
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-06
09:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Knotwork Lady Shoshana Gryffyth Learn two ways to do basic knotwork used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art! We will start with interlacing basket weave patterning without erasing, and end with endless knot gridding-path drawing. Please bring a pencil with eraser. Handouts, graph paper, and colored pencils will be provided to the first 15 students. Graph paper and digital copies of handout will be available as well. All experience levels welcome.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Tournament as a Spectator Sport Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL Tournament history from an unusual viewpoint: that of the spectator. How they played an integral role in the sanction, rise and success of tournaments. What spectators did and how we can use that information to enhance and expand the list field experience for everyone who attends a tournament.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Kick-Ass Medieval Women Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina We've heard it all before: Women were subjugated in the European middle ages. Haha, not quite! There will be no damsels in distress in this class! We'll survey a handful of strong women who bested their "better sex" using the sword, pen, or both.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Being Gifted in the SCA Lady Albreda Aylese Whether identified as "gifted" or not, highly intelligent and creative people bring a lot of wonderful energy to their communities, but also deal with some specific social and emotional challenges that can make functioning in those communities harder. In this discussion (facilitated by an MA in Ed Psych), we’ll talk about what those challenges are: things like impostor syndrome, procrastination, being "too much", and wanting to feel a sense of belonging. We'll discuss ways to cope, support one another, and generally be both happier and more functional in the SCA.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Creating Your Own Late-Period Measuring Tapes Thl Severin Festschdermacher In the late period of our time, a tailor, Juan de Alcega, published one of the first tailor's pattern book, authorized by the permission of the Spanish Crown. It was first published in 1580, with a second edition published in 1589 as Geometria, practica, y traça. That second edition was re-published in 1979 as Tailor's Pattern Book, 1589: Facsimile, by Juan De Alcega, with translation by Jean Pain & Cecilia Bainton. In the book, Alcega used the Castilian Ell, also known as the Bara, as his measuring system. Notations of the Ell and the Bara measurements can also be seen in Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C. 1560-1620 by Janet Arnold. The books, The Modern Maker Vol. 1: Men's Doublets and The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640, are both by Mr. Allan Mathew Gnagy, a tailor and student of historical clothing for many years and with whom I have consulted for this class. You will learn to use and make your own Bara Tapes to your particular measurements, using the technique developed by Mr. Gnagy. You will be able to use these tapes to make late period clothes for yourself. And, with the same knowledge, you can make a set of tapes, and thus clothing, for your friends.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Netherlandish Tabletop Spinning Wheel 16th C. Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo of a table top, hand-driven, flat-rimmed 16th-century spinning wheel and Picardy flyer, in two images by van Heemskerck from the Netherlands. Since no known surviving wheels from this time period have been found, recreating a wheel with the similar mechanical properties reveals what it was like to use a then-new mechanical system which not only makes twist in forming thread, but also winds the newly made thread onto a bobbin. This wheel design seems to have developed independently from the famous "first flyer" wheel from circa 1470 in southern Germany, which uses a flyer between two maidens.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Supported Spinning Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Explore the history and period techniques used to create yarn using a supported spindle. Supported spindles are ideal to use for fine yarns or more delicate fibers that might not stand the weight of a drop spindle (such as cotton or cashmere). Supported spindles and fibers will be provided in the materials, but students are encouraged to bring their own fibers or spindles they would like help with. Students should already know how to spin with a drop spindle or spinning wheel.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Make an Embroidery Scroll Frame Katrina Prebensdottir The scroll frame is used to support embroidery fabric and does not leave tell-tale marks like a hoop does. The student will walk away with a completed frame and the skill-set to make additional frames, supports and the ability to make the more complex slate frame.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Waste-Free Garment Cutting Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf Hand-spun, hand-woven, hand-finished...they never wasted a single thread. You don't have to! An overview of the thriftiest cutting and sewing tricks used in the SCA's target centuries. We cover only pre-17th-century Western European clothing.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Beginning Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán A basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar, pronouns and SCA-related vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count, how to ask and answer simple questions, and some easy conversations.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 17 Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Mistress Kaleeb the Green Eyed Create the only pouch an Anglo-Saxon woman would ever want or need, using period supplies and sewing techniques.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 Flax to Linen: Spinning Plant Fibers Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn Introduction to spinning flax into linen using drop spindle and spinning wheel.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Heraldry 101: Pageantry, Authenticity, Identity Lord Magnus McKinley Do you want to register a beautiful coat of arms to display on your banner? Do you wonder how court happens behind the scenes? And who are those people that yell out announcements when you’re trying to sleep in? This brief overview will help you understand how heraldry contributes to the medieval ambiance of the Society and the duties of the Office of Herald. We will discuss the organization of heraldic activities, major divisions in heraldic effort, how heraldry gives structure in a court setting, and provide a chance to answer your questions.
08-06
09:00
8.0 Blue List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Cabochons (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, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Children: Emundr's Favourites Master Martin Bildner It's never too early to learn to dance! Selected by a five-year-old, the class will be geared towards fun and frolicking rather than perfecting steps, and is suitable for ages three and up. All youth in attendance require a responsible adult to be present. Dances will include Sellenger's Round, Petit Vriens, Rose Bransle, galliards and more.
08-06
09:00
4.0 Duchy of Arindale (N21) Period Food: Redact It, Cook It, Eat It, Day 2 Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Two-day class. First day: Learn to redact a simple period recipe. I will have period cookbooks and we will pick recipes to redact. We will then decide which recipes we will cook the next day. Second day: We will prepare the redacted recipes and have lunch.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Atlantia Day: Felted Soap Family Point Felt from wool is considered to be the oldest known textile. Felt is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. We will wet felt a bar of soap to take home for some good clean fun!
08-06
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Peg Loom Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright The tabletop peg loom is a step up from stick weaving, also known as a rake loom. The base allows you to do a wider piece. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-06
09:00
1.0 RS2 Through the Looking Glass: New World Civilizations Lady Layla alZarqa Sixteenth-century Spanish explorers, as they moved across North America, encountered vast cities, complicated engineering, and remnants of sophisticated civilizations. Learn about the First Nations peoples that thrived in period within the eastern half of North America and their accomplishments that are oftentimes forgotten in main stream history texts.
08-06
09:00
2.0 RS3 Appliqué Needlebook with Gold Thread Lady Alison Wodehalle Make a fun little wool felt needlebook to store your sewing needles, useful as gifts or as largesse. This hands-on class will get you started on making a simple but pretty needlebook of 100% wool felt. Ten kits will be available, and will include a handout, pre-cut pieces of wool felt, beads, Japan thread, sewing needles. Please bring your own scissors to use in class.
08-06
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Battlefield Master Scheduler One War Point. Format: Each pass consists of three targets (axe, knife, and spear). Two weapons are allowed at each target. Passes: Four passes, thrown all at once or over multiple days. Any member of the populace may participate. Times: The range is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily from Sunday, August 5, to Thursday, August 9, 2019.
08-06
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Youth Throwing Instruction Thrown Weapons Staff Teach youth, ages 5-12, to throw axes. This class will focus on Pennsic range rules, range etiquette and technique. There will be time for the children to throw and there will be loaner equipment available from the instructor. Parent must accompany the child per Pennsic rules. There will be a youth tournament later in the week.
08-06
09:00
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.
08-06
09:00
3.0 Youth Combat List Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
08-06
09:30
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Estrogen and Axes Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This tournament is open to all women regardless of throwing experience. Come throw and receive your axe-maiden throwing name.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Book of Kells and Zoomorphic Creations Gwen Cooke A four-day scribal track class examining the Book of Kells and the prevelance of zoomorphic figures within the text. These zoomorphics, wherein animals are combined or twisted into elaborate knotwork, will be examined from the text through a historic lens before students are able to practice their illumination skills in this particular artistic style. Class will focus on a brief history of the Book of Kells, the tools that were utilized, the hand style of the calligraphy, examination of the zoomorphic examples found in the Book of Kells, and finally the ability to practice creating zoomorphics. This class will be hands-on and each day will cover a different aspect of the topic.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 1 Evolution of Tack Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen Focuses on how horse tack (or furniture which includes saddles, bridles, bits, etc.) has evolved through time from the Middle Ages to the present day. The emphasis will be on applying this knowledge to designing equestrian equipment for use in the SCA that is both historically accurate and safe.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 Basic Jewelry-Making, or, How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics of design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 The Snazzy Dressers of Birka Mistress Anthoinette de Martel What do the findings and scholarly examinations of the typical female Birka graves tell us of the facts, conjecture, and speculation of their clothing? How did it look, how was it made, what was it made of? If you wish to remain for the second hour, we will discuss the atypical grave, the female warrior, and share thoughts on what the grave means.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Gold and Glass: Hands-on Verre Églomisé/Gilding Thl Brynn Herleifsson Learn to gild glass and draw on it, paint it, and seal it! A technique dating back to the Romans used by modern artists, verre églomisé is versatile and beautiful. We will talk about the history of gold and glass, and other uses like mosaic tesserae, fuming, Roman gold, etc. Participants will make a piece in class and take materials away for a second piece. Feel free to bring a small geometric or simple design with you, "mirrored" ("flipped horizontally") as we work on the back of the piece.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 16th-Century Persian Coat (Qaba) Construction Thl Ays,e al-Rumiyya We'll discuss the findings based on the "Dragon Coat", a extant 16th-century Persian Qaba. In addition, you will learn how to pattern out your own Persian coat using easy instructions or a spreadsheet. The class will also discuss construction and finishing techniques.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Bottle Cap Pincushions Thl Teen U Staff Students will be provided a kit with the necessary materials. Students will sew their own individual pin cushion using felt, stuffing, and a bottle cap base. Basic sewing skills are helpful but not required.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Wire Rings, #2 (Bilingual) Baroness Sile Dhubh You know how to do some period rings; come and learn the knot and loop rings. This is an intermediate-level class in English and French. Materials for 10.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Heraldic Achievements: The Basics Master Dmitrii Zhirov Heralds frequently advise submitters that your arms are not your resume. A full achievement of arms, however, is exactly that. We'll review the elements of an achievement of arms, and the laws and customs that govern them.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Pulling the Teeth Out of Stage Fright Mistress 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 bugaboos into the daylight, and practice some spook-busting techniques. Focused on Bardic Arts, but applicable to all performances.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Jewelry: Etching Copper Alloys Thl Gaeira Aggadottir In this lecture class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to etch copper, brass, and nickel silver with ferric chloride. Various resists will be discussed with an emphasis on heat transfer resists: PnP Blue and Toner Transfer Paper (TTP). You will be able to adapt these techniques to etch a wide variety of jewelry items, favors, largesse, coronets, belt elements that can be riveted on, armor decorations, etc. The discussed techniques can also be used to etch fine silver and sterling silver using ferric nitrate.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Youth and Family Involvement in the SCA Lady Artemisia Voltera Learn about ways to encourage family and youth participation at meetings and events and why it is important to the SCA. How to encourage family participation at meetings; ways to incorporate youth activities at your events. Why are youth important in the SCA? How does it help our Society to have youth involved? Kingdom youth education programs? Challenges and successes.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 16 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.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 18 No-Sew Fun with Fabric: Furoshiki Lady Bera the Crafty Furoshiki is the Japanese art of turning a flat square of fabric into a tote bag, bundle-wrapping, or box covering – all without sewing. Participants will be able to explain the history of furoshiki, learn how to judge if a fabric is suitable to be used in the art of furoshiki, and two methods of constructing a furoshiki tote bag. Fabric will be available to practice this art in class (and purchase if wished). You may bring your own fabric to class (a square piece more-or-less 45" x 45"). This class is suitable for all ages and skill levels. Come learn a skill that is useful as well as decorative – and amaze your friends with your new-found talent!
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Coronets: Interacting with Royals and Baronage Baroness Edan Lowery Does approaching a Crown or Coronet make you feel out of place and you don't know what to do? We have you covered!
08-06
10:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatls of the World Master Kryss Kostarev Atlatls have been found on every continent except Africa and Antarctica. This class will show examples of atlatls from all over the world where they have been documented. Atlatls will be able to be tried out on the atlatl range.
08-06
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2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Chadō Okeiko: Tea Ceremony Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
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1.0 Dance Tent Gratzioso and La Graziosa Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse This is a great window into the evolution of dance style in 15th-century Italy. The first by Ebreo (1462) is in the style made famous by Domenico during the first half of the century. The second (Giorgio Ms 1480s) is very much in the style that developed in the late 1470s, 1480s, and beyond and formed a lot of the basis of the latter Il Papa dances (1517). Both are delightful dances. All level dancers are welcome.
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1.0 East Kingdom Royal Chemist-Cheese or Basic Cheesemaking Mistress Hrosvitha von Celle What happens when you heat up milk and add vinegar? Come find out! Science, only tastier! Class geared towards children but adults are welcome.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Atlantia Day: Beginning Herbs Family Point Learn about some popular herbs, how to identify them and use them. There will also be a chance to make an herbal mixture for use in camp.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Japanese Stab Book Binding for Tweens Family Point Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour. Sharp tools used. Appropriate for 10+; younger students may need adult assistance.
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5.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Shoot Archery Staff Pennsic's top archers will compete for a War Point. Muster at 9:00, we shoot at 10:00.
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} 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 everyone who desires 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 seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
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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 Pennsic 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.
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4.0 Rapier List 3 The Tadcaster Militia Gauntlet Arcade Extravaganza Lord Eldrich Gaiman The Tadcaster Militia presents the Amazing and Wonderful Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet and Tournament! Win fabulous tickets and also prizes! Fencers will face a gauntlet of bouts against members of the Tadcaster Militia. Victories will earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. You might win a freezy-pop, but you'll definitely enjoy it!
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2.0 RS1 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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2.0 RS2 East Kingdom A&S Rubric Training by EKMoAS Mistress Elena Hylton This class sponsored by the East Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences provides a deeper understanding of the EK A&S general rubric used to judge Crown's A&S Championships in the East. It is designed both for judges to promote consistent calibration and for entrants to allow them to better understand what their judges will be looking for. People from all Kingdoms and all levels of experience welcome.
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1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, four hours from a big meal, or two hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit). "Pennsic University does not advocate the adoption of any diagnostic method or course of treatment not performed by properly licensed practitioners in accordance with modern world medical (or legal) standard of care. This class will present medically (or legally) significant information for purely informational purposes only. The University strongly recommends that you always inform, and obtain advice from, modern world medical (or legal) professionals before altering or starting any course of diagnosis or treatment (or engaging in any legal practice) based on this class."
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1.0 University-Battlefield Natural Trumpet for the Court and Battlefield Lady Ysabel da Costa The natural trumpet has no slide or valves; it plays only the notes of the harmonic series. We will discuss this noble instrument, its place in 15th- and 16th-century music and society, and its extant repertoire for the court and battlefield. Then, we will play some period military calls and court music for trumpet ensemble. Bring a horn if you have one (a few loaners will be available). In order of preference: natural or Baroque trumpet in C (A=440), sackbut or other low brass, or whatever you've got! Most parts are quite easy.
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 The Gough Map Decoded Thl Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean u Discussion of the Gough Map (1410 C.E.), oldest existing complete map of Great Britain. Includes recent analysis of uses, materials, and interactive website.
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1.0 Amphitheater Two Skalds Walk In To A Meadhall... Master Ruaidhri an Cu How to build a bardic repertoire and adapt modern materials to SCA venues. Students will be shown where to find period stories, songs, and verse. Includes techniques for adapting material that is out-of-period to make it SCA-appropriate and create new pieces of their own.
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1.0 A&S 5 The Norse Blacksmith Lord Brandr Aronsson A practical look at the world of the Norse blacksmith.
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1.0 A&S 6 Wearing a Sari for Teens Lucrezia Cabellera Learn how to wrap a sari in a variety of ways using a six-yard sari. Bring your own or borrow one for the length of the class.
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1.0 A&S 7 Russian Folk Demonology Luceta Di Cosimo Overview of the most common characters of Russian folk demonology, including household and nature spirits, diseases, werewolves, mermaids, and the undead, none of them particularly nice.
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1.0 A&S 8 How to Open Up a Can of Worms: Research in the SCA Lady Rosie Dubroc How to Open Up a Can of Worms Without Making Too Much of a Mess: Starting an SCA Research Project Does research and documentation seem overwhelming? Are you interested in doing an A&S project but don't know where to start? This class will teach you how to find, evaluate, and document the sources you need to research and complete an A&S project in any category.
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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 10 Brew Like a Viking: All Natural Mead Mistress 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. A plethora of medieval mead recipes will be shared, and the 14th-century Curye on Inglysch recipes no. 9 and 10 will be discussed in detail. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout. Age 21+.
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1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Intro to sorcery, aka sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as coins, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of using dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot.
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2.0 A&S 13 Historical Symbols and Modern Controversies Dr. Ken Mondschein With so much medieval imagery being co-opted by the alt-right, SCA members need to think very carefully about what symbols they use. What is the larger perspective in medievalism in general? What are the different sides in the controversy? What do academics and activists think? How can one avoid mis-signaling? This class, taught by a modern history professor, will provide some needed perspective, not only for us as individuals living simultaneously in the Modern Middle Ages and modern society, but for having the SCA as a whole avoid bad publicity. After a brief talk, we will break into discussion for a frank and open sharing of views.
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1.0 A&S 14 Oy Vey! Researching Jewish Topics Mistress Judith bas Rabbi Mendel Are you thinking about doing research on a Jewish topic and don't know where to start? Have you been struggling to find for information about medieval Jewish life? Join in a discussion of doing research on Jewish topics. We'll be covering some basic sources, how to hunt online for medieval Jewish information, deciphering what you find.
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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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1.5 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Reading and Writing Baroness Tala al-Zahra This class introduces the Arabic alphabet with exercises designed to acclimate participants to the structure of the letters and language. We will use modern and extant sources; participants will be able to write and read key Arabic words by the end of class. While the lesson will be useful for personas in all regions and cultures, the dialect and names will skew toward the Maghreb region. Class is nicely complemented by its companion class, Arabic 101: Conversation and Pronunciation.
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1.0 A&S 17 Using Bara Tapes with Thumbnail Sketches Thl Severin Festschdermacher A tailor would have a number of patterns, all drawn in a thumbnail sketch format. Without calculating every time, how can that sketched doublet or gown be used to create clothing for a 6-foot person of average build as well as for a person of larger stature and only 5 foot 5 inches tall? That would be by using the letter codes on the pattern and the client's custom Bara Tapes. This class will show how the codes are used and how they are matched to the Bara Tapes. And you will see a few actual comparisons of patterns in true size.
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1.0 A&S 18 Sock School: Little Bits of Luxury Lady Thea de Nes Whether you have attended the rest of the classes or not, discover historical facts and conjectures, tips and tricks and fixes for “oopsies”, stretches to help keep your hands, neck, and back free from the tensions of knitting, and other resources for the intrepid sock knitter.
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1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Baroness Edan Lowery Want to learn how to serve the Crowns and Coronets of the Society? It is much easier than you think. Come, join us and learn!
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1.0 Bog U Wildly Weedy Herbs Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in learning how to spot some of the herbs known to our medieval and Renaissance forebears that have escaped and become weeds here? Were they weeds originally? How are they/were they used? We'll cover probably 20 herbal invaders. Instructor will strive to bring examples of most, if not all, plants to handle.
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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, Signor 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 Family Point Tent 1 Atlantia Day: Mosaics in the Middle Ages Family Point Mosaics, the materials and methods used by medieval artists, what they chose to depict and why. Make your own “mosaic” to take home! Class materials vary according to age group.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Simple Stuffed Animals/Dolls Lady Ceara der Alcan Youth U: Learn to make a simple stuffed animal or doll. I will go over period examples but these dolls are simpler and great for kids. All materials will be provided; open to all age groups. Basic knowledge of sewing is helpful but not required.
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1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Staff A simple trick-taking card game played with a tarot deck, fun for children and adults.
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1.5 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Spanish Fingerloop Braid: Seven-Loop Thl Zada Learn the the seven-loop braid that is the start of how to do letter braids. This is an intermediate class. Once mastered, you can then work up to 10- and 14-loop letter braids. Auditors are welcome. Handouts are limited but will be available electronically at a later date.
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
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1.0 RS3 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 3 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus 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 which are different from the previous two years of plants covered by this class. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
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2.0 Woods (Woods) Armored Woods Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: Woods Battle, unlimited resurrection, no siege, combat archery, or thrown weapons. Passes: One. Time Limit: 90 minutes with a banner count at 30, 60, and 90 minutes +/- 4 minutes (at each check). The exact variant of time check is generated by the marshals prior to the start of the battle and is not revealed to combatants. Medical holds are general holds and stop the clock. Only medical holds can stop the clock. All holds, except medical, are assumed to be local and do not stop the clock. Description: There will be four banners located in the woods: three fixed banners located in a stagger along a line equidistant from the Eastern and Middle resurrection points with one banner 300 ft closer to the Middle and one 300 ft closer to the East, one banner dead center and one mobile banner (in the same location as the center banner). The mobile banner will start the battle in the absolute center of the woods. After it is captured it may be moved. There will be a zone delineated as a band across the center of the woods 300 ft feet wide equidistant from each sides’ resurrection points. The mobile banner must stay within this zone. All banners must be upright, visible, and displayed at all times. Victory conditions: At the banner count, each fixed banner controlled (control indicated by that army’s color being held up) is worth one check point. Having the mobile banner in your own scoring zone is worth two check points. If the mobile banner is not in a scoring zone, it is worth no points. If a banner color is not upright, it is not scored Notes: Only a gauntleted hand may hold a banner. The mobile banner must be carried above the waist and be clearly displayed. The banner bearer is engaged 360 degrees while carrying the mobile banner. The blow force to kill/injure the banner bearer without traditional engagement shall be judged as a positive force blow significantly lighter than a normal blow. If the banner bearer is killed, the banner must be dropped by the dead banner bearer. Anyone with a gauntleted hand may pick up and move the dropped banner. Each banner will be marshaled by two marshals, one from the East and one from the Middle. (Picture below is a representation of intent. Final layout to be conducted by the marshals.)
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Abbreviations and Ligatures Thl Sophie Davenport An overview on the use of abbreviations and ligatures in period documents and possible uses in SCA-styled scrolls. An understanding of how letters are formed is helpful.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 ___ in the ___ : Basic Scroll Wordings Mistress Jenna MacPherson SCAdian Mad Libs. Focusing on the framework underlying the poetry of SCA award and prize scrolls.
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1.5 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.5 A&S 1 Norse Herbalism: Viking through Medieval Times Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy The Norse used a wide variety of herbs, roots, fungi, etc., not only for cooking, but also for healing man and beast. Special techniques and rituals used in harvesting and usage were prevalent. We will look at some of the more common ones found throughout Norway.
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1.5 A&S 2 Kumihimo on the Marudai: Getting Started Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Kumihimo braiding on the round braiding stand is faster and more traditional than braiding on a disc or plate. Learning to set up a marudai for braiding can be the biggest barrier to getting started. If you are having trouble setting up your marudai, or haven't acquired one yet and want to learn how before investing, this class is for you. Students will learn how to measure material for custom lengths, construct multi-ply bundles for smoother braiding, wind material onto traditional tama bobbins (including how to tie the special knot), and load this material onto the marudai. If time allows, you may be able to get started with a braid. Please bring your own equipment if you have it, otherwise some equipment can be provided.
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2.0 A&S 3 Introduction to a Basic Healing Balm Lady Dianimh Ban Learn basics about some herbs that have (historically) been found to help various surface issues. How to harvest and extract their oils plus the differences between a tincture and oils. Includes the differences between using fresh herbs and dry herbs and how to keep herbal creams fresh longer.This is an open discussion class where we can all learn from each other.
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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.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 6 Drawing Acanthus Leaf Borders Lady Fionnghuala the Volatile This is a drawing class for teens interested in illumination. I will teach two types of borders and break down how to design simple drawn and painted borders as well as how to draw acanthus leaves. Students will have time to practice drawing and (if there is time) painting both simple borders and acanthus borders.
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1.0 A&S 7 The Douce Apocalypse Lady Sebastianne la Rousse We've heard of a book of hours and a psalter, but what is an "apocalypse" and why did it become so popular in the 13th century? This will be an overview discussion about the role of the medieval "apocalypse" manuscript and an in-depth historical analysis of the creation of the Douce Apocalypse.
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1.0 A&S 8 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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4.0 A&S 11 Glove Affair: Making Gloves Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn We delve into every aspect about the period article, whether it be leather, wool, linen or silk. I will share my construction techniques and a pattern I created from a study that has extended over 30 years. We will review the timeline of gloves. I will have many examples on hand to examine. There will be hands-on construction of one felt glove to help you understand the assembly of the pieces of a glove.
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1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards 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.
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2.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Photo Safari Thl Tarmach Ben Yehuda al-Khazari A tour covering a few sights at Pennsic, with discussion on what is appropriate as a Society photographer, and the importance of photography to the Society. We will start at the classroom, but not return there. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water (or a tankard), and bring your camera, of course. Maximum 15.
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1.0 A&S 17 Identifying and Addressing Cultural Appropriation Lady Astridr Zahra Ymirsdottir We’ll identify some of the different ways that cultures interact, including cultural appreciation, exchange, assimilation, and the problematic appropriation. We’ll talk about why cultural appropriation is so harmful, in both a modern and SCA context, and explore some ways of self-evaluating and addressing our own behavior to avoid it. There will also be a discussion portion, so please bring your questions and we can explore them as a group.
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1.0 A&S 18 Disability During the Middle Ages Lady Elisabeta Fischer A look at how society's perspective and laws affected those who were disabled during the Middle Ages.
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1.5 A&S 19 Medieval Food for Newcomers Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya We'll talk about medieval food, how it is different from and similar to modern food; includes spices, and some accessible resources, both books and on the internet (and a reminder that not everything on the internet is true, even on the website of someone in the SCA). We'll also make two or three simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients that aren't too different from some familiar dishes.
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1.0 Bog U Research for the Non-Researcher Master Galefridus Peregrinus How to begin a research project, with an introduction to easily available paper and web resources. The teacher is an academic research librarian and will be assisted by a successful researcher with a limited academic background. We'll talk about free web-based tools, useful apps, and when it might be worth a trip to brick-and-mortar research centers.
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1.0 Dance Tent Flirtatious 15th-Century Set Dances: Pizochara Countess Judith de Northumbria A fun allegorical set dance depicting the less official happenings in monastic communities. Tempo changes and all steps to be taught!
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3.5 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.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent The Music of Dimitri Kantemir: Buselik Peşrev David Earle Chorowski A brief background of Ottoman music, Turkish Makam (modes/scales), and the prolific Moldovan prince, composer, writer Dimitri Kantemir (1673-1723). We will be analyzing and playing Kantemir's Buselik Peşrev and how the Makam Buselik is used in this composition.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella, with Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Saturday, August 3, through Wednesday, August 7. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/8, in the PARC; 2PM) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
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1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): il Titolo Provvisorio Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 Rapier Tent Challenges for Women in Rapier (Panel Discussion) Lilias de Cheryngton Everyone is different, but many women who fence in the SCA experience similar challenges physically, culturally, and competitively. Please join us for a discussion of those challenges and how we can better address them. Lilias de Cheryngton, East Kingdom Marshal of Fence, will moderate the panel. Panelists TBD.
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3.0 RS1 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl Barbara Webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
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1.0 RS3 ASL 101: Signing for Beginners, Part 1 Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Come have fun and learn some basic American Sign Language. Part 1 will cover the manual alphabet and numbers 1-20, as well as some handy phrases. All ages are welcome; there will be limited handouts available.
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1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Valkyrie UnderWares (Booth #183) What to Wear Under There: Medieval Undergarments Thl Emer ingen ui Aidan We'll explore the range of garments people were wearing beneath their outer clothes, from Roman era to the High Middle Ages. Men's smallclothes will be discussed but we will focus on women's underwear and supportive garments.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Whitework Illumination Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL 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.
08-06
13:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 Glagolitic Alphabet Luceta Di Cosimo Introduction to Glagolitic alphabet, a 9th-century Slavic alphabet that predates Cyrillic. Includes history, overview of appropriate (and inappropriate) uses, and adaptations. For use by scribes in the SCA, with plenty of practice time.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Adjusting Cotehardies for Fuller Figures Mistress Alamanda de la Roca Do you like the look of the cotehardie/GFD, but think you can’t pull it off with your figure? Need some tips to make your cotes look great? Come discuss tricks to make the cotehardie look wonderful on fuller-figured folks, ways to hide “problem areas”, and what to do with weight gain or loss. Although the class will focus on fuller figures, all body types are welcome!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 New Medieval Stories Aardwhin Minstrelsong I have written stories with a medieval background. They are suitable for ages 10 and above. I wanted to share them with people who like the medieval period as much as I do.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Women in the Middle Ages Lady Catiana de Vannes This is a mythbusting class on the role women played in the Middle ages. Women fought, led men in battle, read, crafted, etc. For every belief that women didn't do "that" in the Middle Ages, there was a woman who did.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Chivalry, Service, and the Dream Master Alan Fairfax Chivalry is at the core of the SCA, but nobody has ever agreed on what exactly chivalry is. Medieval Europeans did talk about an ideal of chivalry, but they didn't agree on what it meant either...and a great deal of SCA culture is based on Victorian interpretations of those medieval debates. Meanwhile, other ideals have become significant in the SCA. This class includes information about the history of the ideals that formed the SCA along with time for structured conversation about where those ideals point us today.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 9 "Thereby Hangs a Tale": Story-Telling Master Class Master Ruaidhri an Cu Bring your stories and receive constructive feedback from Master Ruaidhri an Cu on how to present them for various audiences. Students will have an opportunity to perform and develop stories for performance. All levels of experience are welcome.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Bronze Spiral Decoration for 12th C. Finnish Apron Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin I will discuss the basics of how to dress like a Finnish Iron Age women and how I have created many of my Finnish Iron Age aprons. After the discussion, 10 people will be drawn at random to be given an opportunity to make a 12th century Perniön apron decoration at materials cost. Handouts will be available for all who attend the class.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A discussion of the history of the gaming system and its origins, its migration west and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking; persona matching included. Examples to examine from throughout period and beyond will be available.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Weaving Hacks for Tablet and Inkle Lady Arabella De Mere Everyone has tips and tricks when it comes to weaving. This will be a hands-on class with group participation. Bring your weaving hacks and I'll bring mine! Let's discuss and play!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 17 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!
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 18 Medieval [European] Garden Party Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa This class will introduce the basic types of documented pre-1600 gardens with some attention to layouts, design, and plants. The instructor will bring and discuss a variety of information resources for researching and planning medieval and Renaissance gardens. Come look at the pretty pictures. Can't make the whole two hours? Joining the class in progress is encouraged.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Bog U 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
13:00
1.0 Brandr Forge (#75) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson Come join us for a basic blacksmithing demo and some hands on practice. Learn how to bend metal to your will. Brandr Aronsson will be making an "S"hook as part the demonstration and will be providing instruction and some hands on experience.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Gishiki: Court and Polity in Medieval Japan Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A discussion of court procedure, rank, title, and office. An introduction to Japanese etiquette. Includes a beginner's guide to Japanese governance.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Two Partners Are Better Than One! Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Three is my favorite number, and several of my favorite dances are for three people! Come learn 15th-century Italian dances for three: Belfiore, Gioioso in Tre, and Vita di Cholino. All steps will be taught, and these dances are fairly easy to learn.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Basic Macramé: Ages 6 and Up Maeve Squirel Le Tavener Learn to make half knots and create a square knot or spiral stitch bracelet to keep. Instructional handout, bracelet supplies, and fun patches for first 20 children. Parents/additional attendees may bring their own materials to follow along.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Heraldic Shields for Youth: Learn and Do Lady Calliagh of Ravensbridge Basic concepts of heraldry will be introduced. The youth will then design/draw their own device on a cardboard shield to take home with them.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Fort Youth Falconry Lord Jacob the Wanderer Glider birds for the young! Come and enjoy a short lesson on the art of falconry followed by birds everywhere! A trophy will also be awarded to the youth with the best distance and also the longest time in flight! Their Majesties of each kingdom and/or their representatives are cordially invited to attend and cheer! Children must have adult escort.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Staff 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
13:00
1.0 Historical Glassworks (10) Beyond the Cloth: Your Persona's Glassware, Part 1 Thl Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from early period through the Middle Ages, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Short Choreo Belly Dance Duets to Live Music Alicia of Bardicci Connect with other belly dancers using these short choreographies you can share and perform spontaneously around the fire at Pennsic and beyond. All levels welcome. Some steps will be advanced. Come alone or with friends. This is different than ATS (American Tribal Style), and it will be a lot of fun.
08-06
13:00
3.0 Midrealm Royal It Takes My Child Pennsic Edition Family Point Come experience a mini version of the Midrealm family-focused event! There will be a variety of games and activities on the Midrealm lawn.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd 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 Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 4, through Wednesday, August 7, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, 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
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Frame Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright A simple introduction to frame weaving such as tapestry, etc. Class limited to 10 looms. Fee covers loom, accessories, yarn and instructions.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range KW Baronial Champions Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This is the 4th annual tournament for Baronial (or shire) Thrown Weapons Champions to come out and compete in a series of challenging targets for prizes, and, even more, bragging rights! Expect targets and/or throwing styles to give you something to think about.
08-06
13:30
1.5 A&S 16 Frying Pan Bread and Pastries Master Cariadoc A demonstration of a period flatbread recipe and two period pastry recipes, all of which can be made in a frying pan over your campfire. The flatbread is 10th-century Middle Eastern; the pastries are both 13th-century Andalusian. The class will be taught in persona.
08-06
13:30
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Harp and European Music Expo Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music and harpers. Experience vocal and harp music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-06
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Period Bittering Agents for Beer Lady Alysoun of the Debatable Lands Beer isn't only about hops! Learn about (and taste) various bittering agents used in period beers. This class is brought to you by the Debatable Lands Brewers Guild. Please bring a tasting glass. 21+ only.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Farce & Fabulae: Comedic Theatre of Ancient Rome Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Explore millennia-old humor of Roman theatre from the great playwrights Plautus and Terence to the masked improvise comedy of Atellan Farce.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Period Gemstone Cuts Lord Brahen Lapidario By the end of the 16th century, gemstone cutting had evolved dramatically. We'll take a look beyond the cabochons and table cuts.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Talmud Lady Miriam bat Pessah Learn about this classic period Jewish text. Sample lost property law, a moral dilemma, and a wonderful racy story.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Creating a Portable Physic Garden: Demo Miriam Culpeper Create a portable garden that grows herbs to help your health and your food. Don't have ground to grow it in? It's easy and I'll show you how. I'll also show you how to keep it healthy, even inside. There will be a drawing to take home the sample garden that I have brought.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 4 Gold and Glass: Hands-on Verre Églomisé/Gilding Thl Brynn Herleifsson Learn to gild glass and draw on it, paint it, and seal it! A technique dating back to the Romans used by modern artists, verre églomisé is versatile and beautiful. We will talk about the history of gold and glass, and other uses like mosaic tesserae, fuming, Roman gold, etc. Participants will make a piece in class and take materials away for a second piece. Feel free to bring a small geometric or simple design with you, "mirrored" ("flipped horizontally") as we work on the back of the piece.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Catalina De Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun Lady Hermina De Pagan The thrilling life story of a Spanish woman who ran away from a convent to live as a man and eventually received a Papal dispensation to continue.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 6 Embroidery for Teens Mistress Amy Webbe This is a hands-on embroidery class, where we will learn several stitches, including stem, running, split. Depending on the experience level of the students, we may branch out into some more complicated stitches, including drawn thread or basic needle lace. Thread, fabric, hoops, needles provided, but please bring small scissors. If you need a specific sort or size of needle, please bring it.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tablet Weaving Master Rufus of Stamford Introduction to tablet weaving. Participants will learn to string up their cards and weave a number of basic patterns. Limit 10. Observers welcome.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Heraldic Drawing Master Kryss Kostarev Heraldic art is not hard but it has a period style. This class is for heralds, scribes, and everyone who wants to be able to draw devices and badges. This class uses pencil and paper.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Notre-Dame de Paris Master Victor of Shrewsbury Why was the site chosen for the iconic Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris? How did it evolve in the first 500 years after the laying of the cornerstone? What changes and events occurred since then, architecturally and historically? Why is it so special?
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 14 The History of Prostitution in England Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of English prostitution, from the late 1100s to 1600 AD. We will be covering the biographies of famous sex workers. Topics include the formation of red light districts, bath houses, brothel management, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period. Age 18+.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 15 Medieval Weeds and Why They Grow Baroness Ellice de Valles Come learn about four medieval weeds which you can find here in northeastern North America (and elsewhere) and why they grow! We will discuss the plant itself, a little history, past and modern uses, and how you can use the plant to learn something about your own back yard. If we have time we will cover one surprise weed.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 17 Courtesan Persona 101 Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This is an adults only class for those interested in portraying a courtesan persona in the SCA. People of all ages over 18 and all genders welcome. We will be discussing how to speak and act like an elite sex worker and how to handle a number of situations you might find yourself in while in persona at events. For a list of content warnings or any further information, please contact Ginevra at ginevrafiammettadisilvestri@gmail.com.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Newcomers and Their Baronage Baron Gabrell Fairecloughe We will discuss ways to help identify Baronage, ways the Baronage can help newcomers, and how newcomers can assist the Baronage.
08-06
14:00
1.5 Bog U Beyond the Baba Yaga Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Learn about fascinating creatures and critters of Russian folklore. After the laundry list introduction, I will tell a few fairy tales.
08-06
14:00
1.5 Cafe Marhaba (Food Court Near Barn) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales.
08-06
14:00
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.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Scroll Painting for the Very Young Family Point We have scroll blanks and water colors! You have a 2- to 7-year-old who wants to paint! Let's combine them, and everyone will win.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Ori/Kirigami: Art of Paper Folding and Cutting Lord Ciaran ua Meic Thire Origami and kirigami date back to 8th century AD in Japan and have expanded to be global phenomena today. Kirigami is an art that requires folding the paper, then cutting it (like paper snowflakes) to create symmetrical artistic designs. Patterns available will cover all levels of experience and ages. Parental supervision required for children under 12 when learning kirigami as it involves either safety scissors or a craft knife.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Historical Glassworks (10) Beyond the Cloth: Your Persona's Glassware, Part 2 Thl Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from the Late Middle Ages to late period, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available.
08-06
14:00
1.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Bellydance for Dummies Dierk zem Grauen Wolf Have you ever wanted to learn how to bellydance but were afraid to try? Many classes offered assume a certain knowledge of the basics, but how do you learn them? I will teach you the basics such as shimmies, hip drops, and snake arms. Anyone can learn how to bellydance if you put your mind to it. If I can do it, so can you!
08-06
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Like a Dancer: Think like a Musician II Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri Already know the basics of zilling and hungry for more? This class will explore embellished and complex rhythm patterns beyond the basics and how to work with them both musically and in dancing. After warming up our hands with the basics, we will dive right into more creative patterns and zill compositions. Finally, we will play while moving in drills and combinations designed to bring out your zill creativity. Limited loaner sets of zills will be available; however, it is recommended to come with your own set that fit your fingers. This class will have some seated time so bring whatever will make you comfortable.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent How to Sing, Plus How to Sing This New Piece Lord Geoffrey of Exeter Join Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, former Queen's Bardic Champion of the Kingdom of the East, for two classes in one! First, we will learn some pointers about good group singing technique, focused on vocal projection, tuning, blend, breathing and dynamics. Second, we will learn a piece written by Lord Geoffrey for multiple vocal parts, written with SCA use in mind and using a period text. (To get a sense of previous works by Lord Geoffrey (mka David Yardley) in advance of the class, you can find his professionally-recorded album of compositions online, titled "New Carols and Songs for Chaucer's Pilgrims".)
08-06
14:00
1.5 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: Woods Battle, unlimited resurrection, resurrection occurs when a combatant returns to its resurrection line. Passes: One pass consisting of two halves. Time Limit: 60 minutes total with a banner count at 15⁺⁄₋4 & 30⁺⁄₋4 minutes of each half. The exact variant of time check is generated by the marshals prior to the start of the battle and is not revealed to combatants. Medical holds are general holds and stop the clock. Only medical holds can stop the clock. All holds, except medical, are assumed to be local and do not stop the clock. At 30 minutes there will be a 10-minute break where all banners and chests will be reset to their starting positions and all combatants must return to their start/resurrection line Description: The field will be laid out with a Southern and Northern start/resurrection line running East to West. Halfway between and equidistant to the start/res lines will be the banner line. On the banner line, there will be three banners: one in the dead center of the banner line, one banner to the East and one to the West equidistant to the central banner but not within sight of it. All banners are static. The banners will be marked on either end with Red and Blue. To be counted, a banner must be held with one color aloft. All held banners must be upright, visible, and displayed at all times. There will be two chests in the Woods each placed by the principal King and marked according to their side (red/blue). The kings may place their chests within the chest-starting zone on their end of the field as defined by the battlefield map. These chests may be captured and moved. The chests must be carried by two people in order to be moved. A chest may not be moved closer than 75’ to its own start/res line. The people carrying the chest must move in a manner safe for conditions and must be mindful of running engagement rules. If engaged, they may not run through the engagement. At the start and second half of the battle all combatants must be at their start/res line. Each principal King (or designated champion) must start the battle at their chest and must be in contact with the chest. Victory Conditions: At each time check, control of the banners and chests will be counted and will be scored as follows: Control of a banner is worth 1 check point, having your chest in its starting point is worth one check point, and having your opponent’s chest at your chest limit line is worth 1 check point. The side with the most points wins the check.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Leaves in Illumination Lady Svea the Short-sighted This hands-on introduction to the variety of styles of leaves that appear in illuminated manuscripts will not only show you leaves from different centuries and different countries, but also will give you possible construction methods for each. There will be practice time. Paper and pencils will be available. If you want more elaborate supplies, please bring them.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 A Manuscript of a Different Color Lady Nichola Beese An historical overview of illuminated manuscripts on dyed vellum and how to imitate the effect on pergamenata for SCA scribal projects.
08-06
15:00
1.5 Amphitheater Known World Capitano Contest Andres Reed Do you have have what it takes to be The Known World Capitano? Come and face others to win the title!
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Islamic History Lord Chengir abu ben Said The history of Islam told as a story. Tales of the Prophet, his companions, the Caliphs, their Wazirs and wives from the point of view of a 12th-century persona. Topics will include politics and events of the period and data in regards to its interpretation.
08-06
15:00
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. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Mounted Hunting: Riding to Hounds in Period Lord Bregowine of Horseheath We'll explore the history of mounted hunting through the ages and its influence on society and culture.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 2: Hot Topic Pennsic Performing Arts Day 2: Hot Topic. There are potentially touchy subjects that the bardic arts can, and sometimes must, deal with, be it a criticism of a SCAdian’s actions, dealing with tragic real-world events, or religious source material. Any of these things can be cathartic for some, but possibly trigger others. How do we, either as author/performer or an audience, deal with such issues?
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Bone Ice Skates Thl Robert of Ferness Bones skates go back thousands of years; we have in-period texts and illustrations depicting their use during the Middle Ages. The instructor has made several pair using different animals' bones, and has also made propulsion poles with various sorts of tips. The results of making and testing these on the ice will be discussed.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 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.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 13 Intermediate Brewing: Ale, Beer, and Braggot Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh Covers the basics of all-grain brewing and focuses on several products made in the late medieval time frame in England. A variety of samples will be provided including ale (just malt, water, and yeast); beer (malt, hops, water, and yeast); and braggot (malt, honey, spices, water, and yeast). Age 21+.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 14 Conversational Russian Lady Lada Monguligin Covers 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.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 16 Fashion & Trade in the Early Western Mediterranean Lady Aelia Sophoniba It's not all Greek to me! Comparison of amphora and coin distribution with other artifacts found in these locations to follow the spread of clothing and accessory styles, c. 600 BC- 300 AD. The focus includes North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, the Balearic Isles, and Spain. Handouts include limited bibliographies and addresses to online resources and will also be available as a Google Doc.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 18 Second Sock Syndrome, Part 2 Peli Learn modern techniques for a medieval industry. Toe Up 2-at-a-time Magic Loop method. Prior knowledge of knit and purl stitches required. Will knit baby socks to learn techniques; bring two different colors of practice yarn. Bring 40-inch cable circular needles sized appropriate to yarn weight. This method is useful for "difficult to size feet and legs." Both socks knit at same time to give you consistent gauge and a pair at the finish! Time allowing, help will be available for the adult socks which were started in Second Sock Syndrome, Part 1.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Basic Persona Development Mistress Beatriz Aluares de la Oya How to create an historical persona for the SCA. Class includes handouts and tips for building your historical self.
08-06
15:00
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.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Kumihimo Make-and-Take Family Point Learn to create a kumihimo loom and create string with it!
08-06
15:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 D&D Shorts for 'Tweens/Teens Family Point Like D&D? Come play a quick game with pregens ready to go. We will have multiple DMs for small games. Each session will be different!
08-06
15:00
1.0 Games Tent "Pit and Pebble" Games (Mancala) Staff We will review basic mancala rules and discuss some variations. Ample time will be spent learning by playing.
08-06
15:00
2.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Unnata Yoga: Yoga off the Ground Gav je Hajduk This is an introductory class to an elevated yoga practice, combining silk hammock and mat work, playing with gravity and a full sphere of movement. The hammock acts as support prop and softer floor while providing a fascia massage, facilitating inversions and reducing the effect of daily skull-towards-feet gravitational force! Come find the release you know you crave! Class size limited to 5 per class. A sign-up will be available in advance at the gate. Observers welcome.
08-06
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. Please bring a towel. This class is open to women, femmes, and non-binary and gender-fluid people who wish to connect with their feminine side regardless of gender assigned at birth. You are welcome whether you are cis or trans and you do not need to use she/her pronouns or identify as a woman outside of the context of this class to participate. However, this class will focus on and defer to the feminine in all our participants.
08-06
15:00
1.0 M Sotherden Art Glass (Battle Rd, across from Son of Sandlar) How to Make a Living in the Arts Lady Moll Sotherden Are you an aspiring musician, artist, or other creative type with questions on how to run a business, or get started selling your work? Bring us your questions! Class is an in-booth, informal chat.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its annual Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/8, 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 8 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 PDFs available prior to Pennsic via the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com
08-06
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Two Sword Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the techniques and strategy of the Bellatrix system of fighting with the two-sword style. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring two swords, and preferably a shield.
08-06
15:00
0.5 RS2 The Market Wallet: A Form of Period Luggage Lady Jeneur le Geline The market wallet is an alternative to the shoulder bag in use from Anglo-Saxon to 19th-century Europe. Construction and period evidence will be discussed.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginning Spear Thrown Weapons Staff This is a hands-on class demonstrating beginning spear technique.
08-06
15:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Thl Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
08-06
15:00
1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
08-06
15:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range (Thrown Weapons Range) Ragnar Commemorative Throw Thrown Weapons Staff Bring the weapons you bought at Ragweed Forge, and we'll throw and tell Ragnar stories for an hour.
08-06
16:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Scribing...Yes, You Can! Lady Philomene de Lys This course provides a brief history on the scribal arts including tools and instruments used. After this, students will have the opportunity to create their own small illumination to take home, using the tools and paints that we use for award scrolls.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Blackletter: Make It Better Lady Alyssa Of Foxvale What makes blackletter calligraphy a blackletter, and how not to ruin it? We will review principles of blackletter, common mistakes, and find points of interest in various kinds of blackletter used in manuscripts. If you tried blackletter but have not enjoyed the result, please join us at this class. If you have not tried it but want to start it right way, come and get some experience. Practice! Some pens are available, but better to bring your own tools.
08-06
16:00
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.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 6 Bling Up Your Garb Lady Katla of Viborg Have you ever felt like your tunic needed a little something more to make it really fancy? Add a bit of flash to your garb by attaching trim or some embroidery. This class will go over how to easily attach trim or add embroidery to existing clothing. The class is hands-on and kits with needle, fabric, embroidery floss and a length of trim will be available.
08-06
16:00
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.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Boar's Bristles for Sewing Leather Thl Robert of Ferness Waxed ends - boar's bristles connected to linen thread - make sewing leather, especially shoes, easier and faster. Learn how to attach thread to a bristle and try your hand at sewing with it.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 14 Rise of the Mongolian Empire and Europe Igor of Northshield The rise of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century changed political map of the Europe and made a significant impact on European warfare.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 16 Jewelry in Roman Africa: Beaded Chain Necklaces Lady Aelia Sophoniba We'll be covering the techniques used to make beaded chain necklaces, with materials provided to create necklaces based on a polychrome gemstone beaded link necklace in the British Museum (AF.323) that was found on Byrsa Hill in Carthage, dated to the 4th century AD. The class will focus on teaching the technique; projects will most likely have to be completed independently. Tools and materials for 15; feel free to bring your own.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 Breaking In: How to Get Started and Get Involved Lord Ishmael Reed Covers that crucial second step: actually starting the activity you've seen at events that looks cool! Newcomer-friendly! We will cover the social, martial, and artistic "entry points" for various disciplines in the society, as well as - how to try something out if no one in your local group does it. - how to get started at something that might look intimidating. - how to start practicing an activity in the Society that you might have professional or educational experience in. - how to ask the right questions to get the information you need to really get involved in an activity. - how to get involved in your local group and give back once you've gotten settled. This is a great class for anyone trying something new in the Society, although it is particularly geared for newcomers.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Barony of Lochmere (Battle Road on the Serengetti, Block N19) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir that performs with the Pennsic Choirs at their concert on Thursday evening of War week. Membership is by audition; this year's singers have already been chosen, but you can audition for Pennsic 49. See elsewhere in the Pennsic booklet for the audition day/time and location.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Barony of Thescorre (N08) Woodworking Hand Tool Petting Zoo Thl Otelia d'Alsace Ever wonder how they managed to build amazing things before power tools? (Hint: the secret is sharpening!) Come for some hands-on experience with common sharp hand tools. Children who comprehend "sharp" welcome with a responsible adult. Feel free to come and go. If you have a hand tool (plane, spokeshave, etc.) that you are having trouble with, bring it.
08-06
16:00
1.5 Bog U Hurdy Gurdy Care and Feeding Gardner of Elygh There are a few essential skills to get your instrument sounding great. In this class we will talk about cotton, rosin, shims and tangents.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Dance Tent A Fearsome Foursome: Fia Guilemina for Four Countess Judith de Northumbria This delightful passion play for four people represents one of the most challenging, yet gratifying dances of the 15th century. Test your mettle!
08-06
16:00
2.0 East Battlefield Tuchux Charity Tournament Dagar Heavy fighting tournament.
08-06
16:00
3.0 Fort The Greatest Tournament: William Marshall Ransom Sir Bryce de Byram This tourney is part of an ongoing celebration of the 800th anniversary of The Marshall’s death in 2019. Fought in the style of the 12th-century ransom tourneys of France, teams of fighters in armor, appropriate from 1000-1250 AD, will fight to gain ransom and glory. Detailed rules will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928749080691736/ All SCA authorization, armor and weapons standards apply to the tournament. All combatants must conform to the weapon and armor standards of the tournament. The tournament will consist of five rounds of melée, 15 minutes each, with a 5-minute break between to hydrate or settle ransoms. Dress: 1) No visible plastic including, but not limited to, baskets hilts. 2) No visible sneakers or modern footwear (i.e., Crocs). 3) Armor should be from 1000-1250. Surcoats highly recommended. 4) European & Middle Eastern armor only. No Japanese, Chinese, etc. Weapon restrictions: 1) No flamboyant duct tape (i.e., Hello Kitty duct tape). 2) Pole arms must be six feet or under, and must have a head or a proper profile (subject to approval), i.e., no unpadded pole arms. 3) Shields must be painted, heraldry recommended. (Don't take this as a personal challenge; this is also subject to approval.) 4) Spears, daggers, axes, maces and greatswords are welcome. No madus permitted. 5) Basket-hilted swords are prohibited. Combat and Ransom: All normal SCA combat rules apply. Example: telling blow to limbs loss of the limb. Blows to the arm or leg wound. Sufficient blows to the head/body mean a fighter has been bested. (See Ransoming) TEAMS: To be chosen at the beginning of the tournament. We will attempt to make the sides even and fair, as well as attempt to keep whole units together. Changing of sides is permitted. RANSOMING: (Rules subject to change; please check https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928749080691736/ for updates!) To be bested means to be struck with a sufficient blow to the body or head. (You can also choose to receive any blow as a blow that bests you.) Closed face helmet ignore face thrusts/dying. A thrust to an open-faced helm kills, and the fighter can not be ransomed. Once bested, combatant takes a knee and counts to a predetermined amount of time, (this does not have to be out loud), and: 1) is escorted by opposing team to the Resurrection point for ransom. Or: 2) Time runs out and they return to their own resurrection point to resurrect. 3) Rescue: You make rescue a teammate by engagement and driving off a captor or besting or killing them. The captured fighter must remain out of the fight until the rescue is complete, then must resurrect. How the Ransom works: There will be two people on either side to record the ransoms. Suggested ransom is an item between $5 - $25 in value and should be fitting of one's station. The terms must be agreed upon by both parties. Eleanor of Aquitaine Clause: A member of the gallery can provide ransom and is encouraged to do so, especially if they deem the combatant worthy. Ladies providing a favor maybe used in place of a ransom, or demanded as a ransom.
08-06
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf methods for illumination through a sample of period and modern glue as well as application. Class will focus on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern gesso, permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn application tricks for glue, and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems for troubleshooting and analysis! Create small gilded samplers on parchment, pergamenata, and paper. All materials included.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is a Korean method of gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
08-06
17:00
0.75 Amphitheater Historical Magic Michal Bialy Come friends and fans to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Michal Bialy. Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages! This is a show that goes through the history of magic, and how techniques have improved.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 RHPS Interest Call: the P Is for Pennsic! Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi What kind of Pennsic show? Find out about how you can join us in creating a memorable RHPS filked show at Pennsic 50 that will have you shiver with antici...
08-06
17:00
2.0 A&S 12 9000 Years of Edged Weapons Einar the Mad A display and discussion of the history, fabrication and development of edged weapons including many original examples from the Neolithic, through the Bronze Age, into the Iron Age and Middle Ages of SCA period, on into later eras and present. See which designs have lasted longest or have repeated. Photos and video welcome, limited hands on permitted.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 East Kingdom Soothsayer's Guild Meeting Lady Arastorm Meeting for current and potential guild-members of the EK Soothsayers Guild. If you scry, see, dowse, cast, foretell or otherwise say the sooth, come meet the other members. We want to find out who's in the different regions. Come ask questions if you've never heard of it before.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 19 Getting Garbed! Clothing for Newcomers Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) Some people come to their first event already knowing exactly who they want to be, what they want to look like, and how to achieve that look. The rest of us must do some research and ask for help.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) Patron Roundtable: Care and Feeding of a Courtesan Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Historically, in plain terms, a courtesan is a high status prostitute, a beautiful, highly-educated, richly-appointed, symbol of wealth and luxury. Many of the cultures we portray in the SCA have some version or near-equivalent. This roundtable will be a discussion on what it means to be a Patron and what one can expect as a sponsor of a Society Courtesan.
08-06
17:00
5.0 Great Hall Æthelmearc Court Baroness Angel Deth Æthelmearc Court at Pennsic.
08-06
17:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon: Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo Pennsic Performing Arts The 23rd Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo is open to all performers and musicians who wish to participate.
08-06
17:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range (Thrown Weapons Range) PG+ Heckler's Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Limited to 18+ years old. Can you throw while being distracted by the tournament spectators? Come throw in this tournament to heckle and be heckled.
08-06
18:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed amongst the living, for unto your lives again have come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Please join us as we improvise yet another three-act comedy entirely different from the one we did on Sunday night!
08-06
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-06
18:00
3.0 East Kingdom Royal (E06) East Kingdom Royal Court Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell East Kingdom Royal Court
08-06
18:00
1.5 Games Tent Tavern Games Lady Maggie Bakestre We'll review a number of popular period tavern games including board games, dice games, and card games. We will allow plenty of time to play. Discussions about drinking and gambling may occur, so 18+ age only, please.
08-06
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learning to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches.
08-06
18:00
1.5 Shire of Owlsherst (N13) Vegans and Vegetarians of the SCA: A Meet-Up Lord Edmund Forster Support and discussion on how to play in the SCA with no or limited use of animal products. Share your tips and tricks for arts and sciences, camping, as well as for sitting feast. Learn how others do it. This gathering is a potluck, so please feel free to bring food or beverages to share. Please be ready to answer questions about any ingredients in your food. Seating will be limited, so please consider bringing a chair.
08-06
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Medieval Power Ballads Pennsic Performing Arts Join Cobflaith (and a few of her friends) for an hour of singing, mostly a cappella, but there will be some guitar here and there! Most pieces will be originals (including Cobflaith's Norman songs, for which she is best known), but you'll also hear a few trouvère selections performed, with new English poetic translations! Come for the Normans, stay for the pretty singing!
08-06
19:00
3.0 A&S 4 SCA Librarians' Roundtable Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A gathering for librarians, library fans and bibliophiles. First half hour to be devoted to swapping research tips.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-06
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen/'Tween Lounge Family Point A chance for 'tweens and teens to chill and come together in a spot with lights and table space. Games, electronics, art, and conversation welcome. Often there are snacks. Unstructured, but adults are present. Curfew rules still are in play and teens/'tweens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Ermagerd, Bard! Pennsic Performing Arts Ermagerd delves into a thousand years of song and wordsmithing in search of answers to age-old questions such as "What even is bard?" and "How much bard would a good bard be if a good bard could bard good?" Come listen and sing along!
08-06
20:00
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.
08-06
20:00
6.0 West Kingdom Camp (W03) West Kingdom Viking Luau Party Viscountess Gillian Trenowyth Come to the West's annual Viking Luau! It will be held in the West Kingdom camp.
08-06
21:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Count Jehan's Golden Jubilee Baroness Angel Deth Unto the Knowne World, does the Kingdom of Æthelmearc invite you to Count Jehan’s Golden Jubilee, a celebration of Count Jehan de la Marche’s 50 years in the SCA. This celebration will take place in Æ Royal immediately following Æthelmearc Kingdom Court, Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
08-06
21:00
4.0 Dance Tent Feast of the Phoenix Countess Judith de Northumbria Join us for the Feast of the Phoenix, a 15th-century-style costume ball! Many of the dances will be quickly taught, and participants are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Beast or Bird of fact or legend. An array of delicious refreshments shall be provided, and we will, of course, have live music provided by guest ensemble Istanpitta. The ball shall be framed by a series of performance dances celebrating rebirth and new beginnings! Whether you dance or not, come and be part of the spectacle!
08-06
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball & Fashion Cotillion Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt All are welcome to join Clan Blue Feather once again for our annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion! Come for food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle with amazing prizes, and special award prizes for the most outstanding garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb, just wear what makes you look your best!
08-06
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Not Your Typical Atlantian Thugs Pennsic Performing Arts A showcase of Atlantian Bards doing what they do best. Song, story, verse, and jest from the land between the mountains and the Eastern Sea.
08-07
07:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-07
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-07
08:00
8.0 Blue 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 48 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial Armored and Rapier champions. Setup at 8-9 am. Armored 9-12. Rapier 12 to 3 pm. Cleanup 3-4 pm. Landed Barons and Baronesses, come help us choose the champion!
08-07
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the five sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-07
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101?) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students in each class. Kits: Basic Caster and 3 dart available from Thunderbird Atlatl for $50 or Caster $30 and/or $8 per Dart 5' or 6'.
08-07
08:00
8.0 White 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 48 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial Armored and Rapier champions. Setup at 8-9 am. Armored 9-12. Rapier 12 to 3 pm. Cleanup 3-4 pm. Landed Barons and Baronesses, come help us choose the champion!
08-07
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-07
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 So You Think You Might Want to Scribe? Baroness Bubba Blackhammer 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.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Illuminating Using The Morgan Picture Bible Thl Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean u The Morgan Picture Bible (or The Crusader's Bible or The Maciejowski Bible or The Shah 'Abbas Bible) will be presented for illumination with hands-on.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Kumihimo Braiding on the Marudai Round Stand Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Kumihimo braiding on the round braiding stand is faster and more traditional than braiding on a disc or plate. Join us for this workshop and learn this craft from the novice level, advance your skill by learning a new braid, or share your expert knowledge. Handouts for multiple braids will be available, and I will have a stack of books for reference. If you are really just getting started, please attend the set-up class on Tuesday to save time in this workshop. Please bring your own equipment and materials if you have it, otherwise some equipment and materials can be provided.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Decorative and Functional Edges and Seams Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn to use a 15th-century technique for making decorative edges and seams using needle lace and fingerloop braids based on the Lengberg finds. Students will learn a basic needle lace stitch and create a common 5-loop fingerloop braid, and will learn and practice creating decorative edges and/or seams that can be used on headwear and undergarments.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day. (Age 18+ for adult themes.)
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Creation of the Venetian Carnevale Mask Lady Isabetta Orsini We will be creating Venetian Carnevale masks from molds based on period masks created ahead of time by the instructor. Due to limited materials, only 5 students will be able to go home with a mask from the class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Kenchiku & Kagu: Japanese Villas and Furnishings Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A tour of the homes of medieval Japanese estates, their furnishing, and daily life in them. Dress up your Japanese recreation at events big and small. An illustrated introduction to Japanese capital cities and castle towns along with the gardens, dwellings, and furnishings of the Japanese nobility. Ideas on how we can dress up our events and encampments. A brief material history of daily life in medieval Japan.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Plagues of Europe: Really, There Was More Than One Master Alanus of Bunghea Measles, small pox, bubonic plague and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the affected population physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically. This class focuses on the origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and long term impact on the affected populations. When early man lived in relatively isolated groups, contact between individuals was infrequent and short-lived diseases (for either the disease or the host) were not able to spread by direct contact or through intermediaries such as rats, mosquitoes, etc. As people began to live closer together in towns, later in cities, and when lack of sanitation became more of a threat to health, transmission of diseases became easier and more common. Resistant individuals lived and the less-resistant died, thus selectively increasing resistance in the population as a whole. The gradually declining death toll seen in recurrences of a particular plague was due to an increase in resistance within the population due to several factors. Modern medical investigations indicate that the same genetic makeup that allowed some people to survive or avoid bubonic plague are the same genetic makeup that allows some people be HIV positive and not develop AIDS.
08-07
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles Focus is on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum See a demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 The Basics Of Leather Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 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, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Lyric Writing Workshop: Part 2 Lady Líadan Liathán (Prerequisite: Lyric Writing Workshop: Part 1) Singer/songwriters Líadan Liathán (Three Weird Sisters, Bed 'n' Breakfast) and Dai Gerdwr ('Bed 'n' Breakfast) taught the basics of lyric writing in Part 1. Now they show you how to make your rough draft shine.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Wearing a Sari Lucrezia Cabellera Learn how to wrap a sari in a variety of ways using a six-yard sari. Bring your own or borrow one for the length of the class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Children: Stories and Improvising Master Martin Bildner While open to all ages, the class will be geared towards fun and frolicking rather than perfecting steps, and is suitable for ages four and up. All youth in attendance require a responsible adult to be present. After learning some basic steps, the class will cover a variety of dances that tell stories as well as more free-form dances.
08-07
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Basic Kumihimo: Friendship Bracelets Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne Get started with basic kumihimo braids, and make your own friendship bracelet. Limit of 20 kits available.
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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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2.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
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8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
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1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron 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. Class limited to 10 looms.
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3.0 RS2 Russian Gold Work Embroidery Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair This is a three-hour workshop to get you started on your project. We will be learning the basics of how to apply pearls, beads, padding and "waste of time" (cording). Kits will contain all the materials to finish a large 9 x 15" bag. These techniques can be applied to a variety of projects. Kits include hoop, handout, "waste of time" (cording), pearls, seed beads, padding, cotton cording, needles, fabric, linen or cotton for backing, bees wax, threads. Please bring scissors.
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8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Battlefield Master Scheduler One War Point. Format: Each pass consists of three targets (axe, knife, and spear). Two weapons are allowed at each target. Passes: Four passes, thrown all at once or over multiple days. Any member of the populace may participate. Times: The range is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily from Sunday, August 5, to Thursday, August 9, 2019.
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3.0 West Battlefield Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tournament Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn Sign-in table opens at 8 am. 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. We have chosen to include the WS\Ogre\etc. in with the MOD for this year. 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. We welcome all Knights, Unbelted Royal Peers, MoDs, WS (and equivalent) to come and marshal, or simply watch the fighters.
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3.0 Youth Combat List Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Back in Black: Black Commercial Papers Discussion Baroness Bubba Blackhammer Various black papers are available for scroll-making. The pros and cons of several plus the hand-dyed will be discussed. Samples provided.
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2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Book of Kells and Zoomorphic Creations Gwen Cooke A four-day scribal track class examining the Book of Kells and the prevelance of zoomorphic figures within the text. These zoomorphics, wherein animals are combined or twisted into elaborate knotwork, will be examined from the text through a historic lens before students are able to practice their illumination skills in this particular artistic style. Class will focus on a brief history of the Book of Kells, the tools that were utilized, the hand style of the calligraphy, examination of the zoomorphic examples found in the Book of Kells, and finally the ability to practice creating zoomorphics. This class will be hands-on and each day will cover a different aspect of the topic.
08-07
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1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
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2.0 A&S 3 No-Hassle Tassel and Speedy Whipcording Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a super-easy tassel and enough whipcording for purse drawstrings. Purse pattern included. One skein of pearl cotton makes 2 tassels, and the second skein makes 2 yards of whipcording. Not recommended for youth.
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1.0 A&S 5 Cover to Cover Baron Agapios Cargos Learn the step-by-step process to create a book, plus some history of the Byzantine Codex. Not a hands-on class. You will not leave with a book.
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1.5 A&S 6 Intro to Scribing for Teens Lady Philomene de Lys We will start with a brief history of scribing and the tools that are used. Then, we get to have fun and create a mini illumination for students to take home.
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1.0 A&S 7 Consort 101 Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL Someone has asked you to be their consort. What is that? The exciting world of tokens, favors, honors, obligations and the all important communication with your champion. There is no wrong or right way. It's different for everyone ... but there are some simple tips and tricks I would love to share with you. Come and learn or pop in to share your experience as a consort with others.
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1.0 A&S 9 Dots, Lines, and Stuff: Learn to Read Music Lord Ciaran mac Breandain Are you an absolute beginner or an experienced bard? Come learn the basics of how to read music in an hour. The ability to read modern music is valuable to bards and others who want to understand both modern and medieval music. It is an essential skill for taking the next step as well as reading and transcribing music written in the various medieval notations and tablatures.
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3.0 A&S 10 Painting a Floorcloth Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville Learn how to use stencils to paint a ground cloth that can be used inside your tent or outside. Ground cloth can help you make your tent, encampment, or your indoor presence look awesome!
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1.0 A&S 16 Turban Variations from al-Andalus Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid The turban is a characteristic piece of men’s headwear seen throughout the medieval Muslim world. This class will examine pictorial evidence for wrapping variations seen in al-Andalus/Moorish Spain and will consist of demonstrations of how they are achieved.
08-07
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2.0 A&S 17 Knitting Frustrations: Help Is Here! Lady Evalina von Schaidag Bring your knitting challenges and I will help you overcome them. Handout of solutions to common challenges will be available.
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1.0 A&S 18 Hebrew Scribes Meet-and-Greet Lady Miriam bat Pessah Are you doing scribal work based on Hebrew manuscripts? Would you like to start? Bring your work to show off, your questions and tips to share.
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1.0 Dance Tent Gresley Favourites Mistress Emma Danskona A selection of our favourite 15th-century English dances from the Gresley manuscript. These are dances for pairs and trios, and are easy to pick up for beginners.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Beginning Fingerloop Braids Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne [YouthU] 10-17 Fingerloop braids are braids woven using loops of string on your fingers. As points, laces or cords, braids have a multitude of uses. Everyone will start on one basic five-loop braid. If time allows, you can learn the split braid and the flat braid using the same loops.
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3.0 Great Hall Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête XXII Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde King Christoph and Queen Adelhait, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twenty-Second Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLVIII. The Fête is from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday of War Week, A.S. LIV (modernly known as August 7, 2019) in the Great Hall. This event is designed for children ages four and older. The event will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. Please have socks if you wish to play in the Bounce Castle! There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents / Guardians, you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large number of children attending, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issues. We ask that children do not bring personal items as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles who want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up, help clean up and to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9 am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2 pm. Volunteers who will be registering children, please come to the Great Hall around 8:30 for training! Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! Without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen. We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia.
08-07
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family 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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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-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 view 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, date, time, and location will be announced.
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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 cultures, traditions, materials, and techniques, as well as 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 Known World Choir Lord Cailin mac Aindréis The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested, adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Songs of Food and Drink." The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Ravenscroft, Bateson and others. 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 at https://bit.ly/2TQZuoy. Pre-registration is requested although not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a 1" or ½” black folder for your music and a pencil.
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2.0 Rapier List 2 Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney Thl Don Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with fewer 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 rapier field.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Rapier Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia Late period unarmored C&T tournament using weapons and accompanying off-hand devices common to the 16th century. Restrictions: - Allowed styles: Single sword, sword and dagger/parrying device, case of rapier. - Primary weapon must be a single-handed sword with a minimum blade length of 32”. - Swords must have complex/swept hilts with multiple rings, shells, or a cup-hilt. - Rigid hand protection will not be necessary since two-handed weapons are not allowed. (Padded gloves are still required per Society rules.) - No restriction on secondary weapon hilts or blades. - Shields may not be bigger than a 28” rotella. Format will be pools, three passes with each opponent, points scored based on the result of each pass. Finals will be elimination among the highest scoring in each pool.
08-07
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1.5 RS1 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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
10:00
1.0 RS3 Irish Brehon Law Baron Charles O'Connor Irish law principles to include details on honor price, injury, sick maintenance, rights of women. Examples of the application of the law in traditional Gaelic Ireland. Details on where to find information on the law tracts and the sort of research they can support.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament for ages 5 - 17. There will be scoring in two age groups, 5 thru 11, and 12 thru 17. This is an annual contest and only axes are used in scoring.
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10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but this is not a class for beginners. A reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-07
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 But ... I Can't Draw! (or Paint!) Baroness Bubba Blackhammer A quick, easy practicum in tracing methods and painting/shading techniques, both period and modern. No handout. Fee for consumables.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Meet-Up Lady Noelle de la Plume Past years: Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. This year we're just going to discuss what everyone wants out of Fool School and where it should go. Please attend if you ever participated in Fool School!
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1.0 A&S 1 How to Tie a Turban Master Cariadoc Instruction on how to tie a turban, along with some, but not much, information on period turbans.
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3.0 A&S 2 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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2.0 A&S 4 Micro-Mosaics Make-and-Take Thl Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
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1.0 A&S 5 Women's Ceremonial Viking Dress Aveline de la Rocha Discussion of ceremonial dress based on Swedish valkyrie pendants, extant graves, and saga references.
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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 Beginner's Embroidery Lady Anna Vitalis Learn the chain and stem stitches. Kits will be provided to class size of 10 people. Ages 12+ are welcome to attend.
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2.0 A&S 9 The Elements of a Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said This is the follow-up to "How to Write and Tell a Great Story". This covers the details of storytelling specifically for the writer. It simplifies the Joseph Campbell hero’s journey to a single-story circle. It covers creating and writing interesting characters, as well as the best types of opening lines for a story; filling out the process with real examples from both film and the written word.
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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 14 Mon-yō: Japanese Textile Patterns Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Wear not just the cut, wear the look. A field guide to buying or producing textiles appropriate for pre-modern Japanese clothing and household goods. Proclaim your rank, station, and refined taste from the clothing you wear to your oxcart and the furnishings of your villa.
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1.0 A&S 15 Schrödinger's Recruitment Baroness Verena Entenwirth Recruiting strategies for the SCA including tried-and-true traditional methods (inside the box), outside-the-box recruitment ideas, social media recruitment, and hooking those with a passing interest.
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1.5 A&S 16 Cordoba: Glitter on the Ornament of the World Master Gilles de Beauchamps Let's talk about the somewhat improbable rise of Cordoba from a sleepy town in Andalusia to a world power; how Muslims, Jews and Christians managed (at least for some of the time) to coexist and thrive together. Included are one tale of derring-do and splendid revenge, one tale of a man who was renowned as the finest singer of his time and how he changed the way we eat today, and, at no extra cost, a discussion of why martyrs are not always a welcome thing.
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1.0 A&S 18 Sock School: Grad School Lady Thea de Nes The Essential Sock: how to get a good fit for any sock in any size at any gauge in knitting; the importance of good materials, knitting practices to keep from hurting yourself, designing your own socks either plain or with fancy stitches.
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1.0 Dance Tent New Italianate Dances for Teaching Beginners Thl Henry of Maldon Scadiana Nuova and (time permitting) Luna Amorosa, two recent choreographies designed to orient beginners to steps and figures of dances in the Caroso tradition.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Viking Treasure Necklaces and Brooches Lady Ceara der Alcan Youth U: Come make a viking-style necklace and learn a little bit about the history and the storytelling aspect of your beads. Feel free to bring any special beads that you may have, but materials will otherwise be provided.
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1.0 Games Tent Board Games Staff This class will review board games already taught, or teach new ones. If you have a game you want to learn - come and ask!
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6.0 General Archery Archery Populace War Point Archery Staff Your kingdom needs you! Bring your bows, bolts, arrows and friends. Every archer is needed in this time of war.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided as part of the class fee.
08-07
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Throwing Shade: Shading Techniques in Illumination Baroness Bubba Blackhammer Discussion with examples of shading techniques used in various styles of illumination with some practical experience.
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12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Care and Feeding of a Commedia Troupe in the SCA Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Ever watched a Commedia dell'Arte show, laughed yourself silly, and said, "Hey, I wanna do that, too?" If you find yourself far from any existing troupe, consider creating your own. Learn from some commedia players who did just that on how to research the art form, find some co-conspirators, and how to make your own troupe live and thrive in the Society!
08-07
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners II Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp. This class will address using both hands at once. Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position and work on finger independence, going over a few basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the second in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style, though I will try to point you at people who can.
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1.0 A&S 1 Perspective on the World Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey For the artist in the Middle Ages, art was to explain God’s plan, not to reproduce how an individual saw the world. What changed and why? We will explore the influence perspective had on art, but also on philosophy, warfare, and city planning.
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1.0 A&S 3 Beekeeping on a Peasant's Pittance Lord Danr Grimsson Beekeeping using DIY techniques using little to no money start or continue beekeeping. For all experience levels. Bring your ideas and/or creations along. This will be an interactive class on ideas of where to get and use things to use for beekeeping. If you have been wanting to get into beekeeping, but you have been on the fence because you heard it's expensive, come to this class. If you like to create things and experiment, this class is for you. If you have no idea how to make stuff but know someone who can help, that's fine also.
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1.0 A&S 5 Show What You Know: An A&S Documentation Primer Thl Mariette de Bretagne You've got the project, now show your work! Whether you're preparing for a display or a competition, this class will help you figure out the what, when, how, and why of creating A&S documentation.
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1.0 A&S 6 Global Period History: The Continent of Africa Astrid Spakona Learn about the empires, ethnic groups, and events that shaped Africa at the same time as the European Middle Ages.
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2.0 A&S 7 Runes: The Elder & Anglo-Saxon/Frisian Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the earliest identifiable runic inscriptions to their decline, the Elder and the Anglo-Saxon/Frisian were the commonly used characters in epigraphic inscriptions. We will look at rune origins and meanings, use in trade and identifying goods, codes and cyphers, magic, regional variations, and the bracteate tradition, as well as other venues.
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1.0 A&S 8 Yorkshire Manor Life in the Year 1200 Thl Gavin White of Westburgh An interactive, descriptive tour of the manor where I am a freeman in the second year of King John. Come visit to learn our ways and customs in order to find your rightful place in the social order.
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1.0 A&S 11 Amber: Northern Gold Runa Nightstalker Amber has played an important part in history. It was sought after not only for decoration, but used as a talisman or amulet, used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments, as well as being used as currency for trade. Participants will be taught how to take a raw piece of amber and begin to shape and polish it to bring out the natural unique qualities of each piece of history. While you are busy shaping away, there will be a casual discussion on historical relevance.
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2.0 A&S 12 Busking: The Art of Street Performing Dr Henry Best Performers: There’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, our panel of experts will share all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the professional street entertainer.
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1.0 A&S 14 Aztec Illumination Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid How was illumination used in Mesoamerica in period? Come learn about different codices!
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1.0 A&S 17 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Period cross stitch could be different in unexpected ways. We'll examine photos of extant pieces and period images. Cross stitch was sometimes done and/or used in ways strange to the modern eye, both alone and with other stitches. Also: a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
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2.0 A&S 18 Beginner Knitting Thl Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
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1.0 A&S 19 Feasting for SCA Newcomers Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler "Are you staying for feast?" Learn what to expect, and what is expected, during mealtimes at an SCA event. Topics will include sideboard vs. feast, feast gear, making a reservation, wet/dry sites, food allergies.
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1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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2.0 Battlefield List Siege/CA Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Scheduled duration of entire battle: 2 hours. 30 minutes at the beginning to explain the rules and answer questions. Each scenario will run 20 minutes with time between to reset. There will be a bonus round at the end to determine the “Hot Shot”. Thrown weapons, combat archery, and siege are allowed. No rattan weapons allowed unless they are thrown weapons. All thrown weapons must be inspected before the day of battle and painted. Minimum of 5-ft space required to throw/shoot at a target. Not “clear the bow”. Shields cannot be stacked on top of each other to form an impenetrable wall. Pavises may be moved, but must be placed prior to use. Engines are destroyed by taking 3 siege rounds or being reduced to lower than required crew members. The field will be 200 ft (east/west) by 150 ft. (north/south) Siege engines will be restricted to a 50 ft-wide area inside the east and west sides of the field. This will be considered a “no person’s land” except for engine crews. Across the middle of the field will be 3 flags placed at 25 ft, 75 ft, and 125 ft. Between the left and middle flags there is a wall of double-stacked hay bales 30 ft long with a 30 degree bend towards the outer wall at the 10 ft and 20 ft points. Arrows/thrown weapons cannot shoot over the wall, but ballistas can. Between the center and right flags there is a pond with a bridge over it. The pond is an oval 50 ft long by 20 ft wide with a 10 ft-wide bridge between the two flags. All missiles may shoot over the bridge and lake. Knights may walk through the water to simulate being on horseback. This will be worth one war point, best 2 of 3 scenarios. All scenarios will be fought regardless of the scores. Scenario rules: Scenario 1: Combat archery and thrown weapons allowed. No siege. Victory condition: Control the flags at 3 random time checks (marshal-determined day of and kept confidential). Control is determined by color of the banner at time check. Contested banners will not count. Each banner will count individually. Winner is determined by control of 5 of 9 (or majority) total banner counts. Unlimited resurrection allowed. 20 minute battle. Scenario 2: Siege only. No combat archery or thrown weapons. Victory condition: Destroy the enemy siege engines. Siege crews are committed to their respective engines at start of battle. Engines may have extra crew but after lay-on, crew cannot join or transfer engines. Engines are destroyed when the crews are reduced to one person or hit with 3 siege rounds. If both armies have engines surviving at the end of battle, winner is determined by the team that has the most engines still operational. 20-minute battle. Optional rule: We may implement an advancing forward line at 5-minute increments. To be determined by the marshals at the beginning of the scenario. Scenario 3: Victory condition: Last man standing. Winner is army to eliminate their opponent. If both armies still have fighters at the time limit, winner is side with more survivors. 20-minute battle. Bonus Scenario: At the direction of the CA/Siege marshals, a target will be set up and each archer/engine will be given 3 shots to test accuracy. This will not have bearing on the War Point, but can be used for bragging rights until next year! Best score wins in each category: Siege Direct, Siege Indirect, CA Crossbow, CA Longbow.
08-07
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1.0 Bog U How to Make a Good Story Great Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia A discussion of the dynamics that take a story from good to great. This is a workshop class - bring a story to work on with the instructor.
08-07
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3.0 Clanne Preachain (E-23) Early Period Arts and Sciences Day in Preachain Mistress Lanea verch Kerrigan Clanne Preachain's 27th Early Period Arts and Sciences Day is a celebration of the arts and traditions of the cultures that existed prior to 1000 AD. Come join us for classes and demonstrations, or just bring a project to work on.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances Without Dignity Lord Hermankyn Let's do some high energy dancing. These dances could be done slowly and stately - but not today: Petit Riens, Gathering Peascods, Montarde Bransle.
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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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4.0 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 and some balloons 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.
08-07
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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.
08-07
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1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
08-07
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella, with Lady Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Saturday, August 3, through Wednesday, August 7. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/8, in the PARC; 2PM) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-07
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2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 Preachain (E-23) Fundamentals of Bardic Performance Mistress Lanea verch Kerrigan Learn more about the mechanics of singing and projection, inhabiting a character, reading an audience, and more.
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2.0 Preachain (E-23) Domestic Fires and Wild Foods Lady Corotica "Clovis" Senebelenae Communal fires were an essential part of life until modern times. Fire is a source of heat and light with which you can cook food, purify water, make tools, do projects, and socialize. During this class we will act as a small community and practice a variety of skills around the fire, such as lighting a fire with flint and steel, safely transporting coals, using hot coals to shape a spoon, preparing some simple foods, and washing dishes using ash. We will also discuss food, including wild edibles that were in existence in Britain, and sample their American counterparts (and whatever else is in season) around the fire. Bring a plate or bowl, a spoon, and a cup. Be ready to learn, snack, and socialize. We regret we cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions.
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1.0 Preachain (E23 Preachain Camp) Making Celtic Change: British Iron Age Coinage Lady Anubh Na Preachain Coin use emerged in Iron Age Britain during a period of rapid change. The archaeology and history of these coins offer a window for learning about the geography, trade, warfare, matters of state, and cultural traditions of the ancient celts in Britain. In addition, coins are often very pretty. Come let numismatics broaden and deepen your understanding of British Iron Age Celts and meet a few reproduction coins.
08-07
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3.0 Rapier List 1 Atlantian Five-Person Rapier Tournament Sir Joselin d'outremer Teams of up to five rapier fighters allowed, with a maximum of two MODs (or vigilants). Fighting will be held with Atlantian conventions. In: DFB, knee-walking to engagement, running. Out: Push cuts, tip cuts.
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1.0 Rapier Tent How Can We Help Youth Rapier? (Panel Discussion) Lilias de Cheryngton Youth Rapier is struggling or nonexistent in many locations. How can we help? In places where Youth Rapier is thriving, how do they do it? Let's discuss ways to support the younger members of our community. We'll also look at the requirements for becoming a Youth Rapier Marshal and address any questions or concerns. Lilias de Cheryngton, East Kingdom Marshal of Fence, will moderate the panel. Panelists TBD.
08-07
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1.0 RS1 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
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3.0 RS2 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl Barbara Webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Bubba Blackhammer 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.
08-07
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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
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1.0 Amphitheater Having Fun with Greek Theatre Lady Milisandia MacGreghere We will explore early blocking techniques and read scenes from a few selected comedies. How are Greek comedies different from Greek dramas? What made the Greeks laugh and how are the plays different from modern plays?
08-07
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1.0 A&S 1 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 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.
08-07
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3.0 A&S 4 Repoussé and Chasing: Making Metal Move Thl Corasande of Starrhill We will make a small pendant with repoussé and chasing. Pitch and pots, annealing metal, pickling, and patina will be discussed. Students will use the teacher's tools, although if you have your own tools and pitch pots you may bring and use them.
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1.0 A&S 5 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 find one? No problem! This class is designed for beginners who might never have cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
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1.0 A&S 6 Ori/Kirigami: Art of Paper Folding and Cutting Lord Ciaran ua Meic Thire Origami and kirigami date back to 8th century AD in Japan and have expanded to be global phenomena today. Kirigami is an art that requires folding the paper, then cutting it (like paper snowflakes) to create symmetrical artistic designs. Patterns available will cover all levels of experience and ages. Parental supervision required for children under 12 when learning kirigami as it involves either safety scissors or a craft knife.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 8 Volunteering and You Lady Mairi of Kilravock Are you suffering from Helium-Hand Syndrome? Want to volunteer but don't know where to start? Worried about burning yourself out? Look no further! This class covers the Hows and Whys, the advantages, pitfalls and rewards of volunteering, without sacrificing your health along the way.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 9 Songwriting to Tell a Story Lord Drake Oranwood Principles and guidelines for constructing tight, compelling, original, SCA-appropriate songs that capture (and hold) an audience. The focus is on lyrics, song and story structure. How is writing a good lyric different from writing a good poem? Create a singable story that is entertaining, engaging, and will hold the attention of a SCAdian audience, who enjoy period material, but still prefer a song that runs 5 minutes or under.
08-07
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2.0 A&S 10 Pennsic Parasols Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Do you need coverage from the UV rays? Paper parasols have no UV protection. This is the class for you! We will transform a simple paper parasol into a water resistant, UV-blocking thing of beauty. All supplies provided. Sewing ability is helpful but not required.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 11 Period Mustards Thl Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards.
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1.0 A&S 13 Greuszing: Brewing a Gruit Ale from Saxony. Lord Malcolm Mor An intermediate class, it is recommended that students be familiar with basic brewing, including from at least a partial mash. Step-by-step discussion of the brew from mash to fermentation will be covered, and samples of the finished product will be available. Age 1+. (ID will be required.)
08-07
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2.0 A&S 14 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
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2.0 A&S 15 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 and documentation. Students may learn to transliterate their names. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
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2.0 A&S 17 Stylin' Series: Opus Anglicanum Embroidery Thl Constance of Caldrithig We'll discuss features and uses of extant Opus Anglicanum embroideries. We'll begin a small sample piece to practice characteristic techniques. At the end of the class you will be able to design and execute embroideries in this style. Students should have some experience with embroidery. Kit will include linen fabric printed with the sampler pattern, DMC floss in a variety of colors, an amount of Kreinik gold and needles. Snips will be available for use during class. You should bring a hoop in the 5"-6" range and your regular embroidery accessories if you have any. Observers are welcome. Students who wish to supply their own "kit" are welcome. Handouts will be provided for those students.
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1.0 A&S 19 Whatcha' Wanna Weave? Magdalena Txoperena de Guerra There are many different weaving techniques we all want to learn that can easily lead us astray. Can you get enough yardage? Can you get enough detail? Do you have enough working space? Run through the basic decision-making process in this class so you don't get shafted by the wrong loom.
08-07
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1.0 Bog U The Venetian Arsenale Lord Edgar Refskegg Venice's Arsenale (shipbuilding facility) was the backbone of Venice's power throughout much of the Republic's history in the Middle Ages. The Arsenale could build ships faster and at a greater volume than any other facility of its time and, indeed, it provides one of the earliest example of assembly line manufacturing. We'll go over the history of the Arsenale and its capabilities using both primary and secondary source material.
08-07
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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.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Heraldic Paper Dolls: Animal Attitude Lady Rose nic Galen There are any number of poses that a beast, bird, or monster can have in a coat of arms. Learn how to describe them while making your own paper doll!
08-07
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games Staff 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.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd 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 Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 4, through Wednesday, August 7, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, 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
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Preachain, Early Period A&S (E23) Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Garb 101 Thl 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. Draping and tying will be demonstrated to get that statuesque form.
08-07
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2.0 Rapier List 4 "By the Book" Tournament Lord Orlando Sforza A historical fencing tourney: Memorize your Marozzo, review your Ridolfo and study your Saviolo, for the third annual tournament where book worms can be winners! Period fencing forms and period dress as seen in the manuals will bring you success. As always, lavish prizes will be bestowed upon the competitor with the most wins, the best dressed, and the one who best adheres to the style of a given master.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Single-Hip Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Single-Hip Return, one of the essential and most powerful offensive techniques of the Bellatrix method of fighting with sword and shield. It allows the fighter to use combinations with full-force strikes on each count instead of every other count. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-07
13:00
2.0 RS1 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.
08-07
13:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range (Thrown Weapons Range) Spear-Off: Spear Duel Thrown Weapons Staff Come and show your prowess to see who will win the spear-off in this Year of the Spear!
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
14:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal 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
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1.5 Amphitheater Armed Combat for Actors Master Ruaidhri an Cu Participants will learn how to perform armed stage combat moves in a safe and effective manner. The class will focus on single sword. We will learn philosophy of stage combat, basic moves, and a choreographed fight of three passes.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 ASL 101: Signing for Beginners, Part 2 Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Part 2 will consist of more words and phrases useful in basic conversation. Attending Part 1 isn't an absolute necessity for Part 2, but it would be helpful. Open to all ages. Limited handouts available.
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14:00
1.5 A&S 5 History of Japanese Archery Master Godai Katsunaga Historical look at archery in Japan primarily focusing on the use of the bow and arrow in warfare. Class will be a historical discussion and lecture about archery as well as have reproduction arrows, quiver and modern bows for the class to handle.
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2.0 A&S 6 Cadells and Flourishes: Teen Calligraphy Family Point Learn to sign your name and make it fancy! Designed for teens 13-17.
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2.0 A&S 7 Christians of the Silk Road Master Alan Fairfax From Baghdad to Beijing, "Nestorian" Christians were a small but influential minority in Asia for most of our period. The "Church of the East" had an independent liturgy and structure. First hour will cover the establishment of distinct Christian practices in Persia, India, and Tang Dynasty China. The second hour will focus on Christianity under the Mongols. Students are welcome to attend one or both hours.
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1.0 A&S 8 Supported Spinning Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Explore the history and period techniques used to create yarn using a supported spindle. Supported spindles are ideal to use for fine yarns or more delicate fibers that might not stand the weight of a drop spindle (such as cotton or cashmere). Supported spindles and fibers will be provided in the materials, but students are encouraged to bring their own fibers or spindles they would like help with. Students should already know how to spin with a drop spindle or spinning wheel.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Most Unkindest Cut: Editing Poems and Lyrics Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy We will examine some of the most common problems with poems and songs and provide tips (from the instructor and from much better writers) on how to fix them, as well as discussing general approaches to editing your work.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 11 Some Simple Period Sauces Thl Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 12 SCA Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity: Why It Matters Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt A panel discussion about inclusion, diversity, and equity in the SCA, and why it should matter to you as an individual and to the SCA and its future. Topics may include recruitment of new members, retention of existing members, event stewarding issues, recent controversies, and more. If you are not already aware of the issues facing SCA members of minority groups, come with an open mind to hear their stories, and if you're already aware, come to learn effective ways to be better allies.
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1.0 A&S 13 Dead Men Walking Luceta Di Cosimo Discussion of the medieval dangerous dead, their origins plus methods of their prevention and disposal, as based on recently discovered archaeological evidence.
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1.0 A&S 16 Hannibal Barca: Life and Career Hannibal of Carthage An overview and discussion on the Carthaginian General, his life and career.
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2.0 A&S 18 The Basics of Leather Tooling Master Æiric ørvender I’ll show you the basics of leather tooling and provide you with exercises to do on your own to get you familiar with tooling leather. During the class, we’ll also discuss the differences between modern tooling styles and those used in period.
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14:00
1.0 Barony of Lochmere (Battle Road on the Serengetti, Block N19) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir that performs with the Pennsic Choirs at their concert on Thursday evening of War week. Membership is by audition; this year's singers have already been chosen, but you can audition for Pennsic 49. See elsewhere in the Pennsic booklet for the audition day/time and location.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Battlefield List Battlefield Set-Up Battlefield Master Scheduler 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 Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-07
14:00
1.0 Bog U Women Can't Read, Debunk'd: A Sleeping Pen Awake'd 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 the question of 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.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Clanne Preachain (E23) How I Woad: Using Woad for Body Painting Etaíne na Preachain Tools, techniques, and tips for preparing and using purchased woad as a body-painting pigment. Handout included. Some (optional) hands-on tutoring available.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Clanne Preachain (E-23 across from Ravenspittle) Basic Viking Women's Clothing with No Regrets Mistress Álfrún ketta An informal lecture that will focus on how I would rebuild my wardrobe if I had to start all over again, but still know what I know now. I will discuss my past mistakes and provide ideas for putting together a Viking woman's costume that is evidence-based and that can be a good foundation for a more authentic wardrobe.
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14:00
1.0 Clann Preachain's camp, E-23 (accross from Raven's Spittle in the bog) Basic Scandinavian Woodworking During Early Period Baron John Biggeheved Covers the basics of woodworking Scandinavian-style by riving wood and using axes to shape it. Riving (splitting) wood uses an axe, wedges, and a sledge hammer. Covers cutting and shaping wood with various axes and hatchets.
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14:00
1.0 Dance Tent European Dance for Total Beginners Lord Hakon Hrafnsson Curious about dancing but never tried it before? This class is for you! We'll learn some very basic steps and then use simple terms to learn an easy dance from four different traditions: Inns of Court, English Country, bransles, and Italian. Specific dances are Queen's Almain, Rufty Tufty, Double/Single Bransle, and Petit Vriens.
08-07
14:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 D&D Shorts for 'Tweens/Teens Family Point Like D&D? Come play a quick game with pregens ready to go. We will have multiple DMs for small games. Each session will be different!
08-07
14:00
1.5 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Kute Uchi: Thirteen-Loop, Eight-Ridge Flat Braid Thl Zada Learn the thirteen-loop, eight-ridge flat braid used in lacing up samurai armor. Learn the moves and color placements, and also how the braid was tensioned to get a longer braid, but not necessarily at the same time. Auditors welcome. Some knowledge of the technique is helpful but not necessary.
08-07
14:00
2.0 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
1.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Teardrop Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Teardrop Return, one of the essential and most powerful offensive techniques of the Bellatrix method of fighting with sword and shield. It provides the fighter with the ability to use very rapid combinations of full-force strikes. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Silvertree Souq (098 ) Best Bet Block Printing Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti We will be using on-site laser-cut wood blocks made by an expert craftsman to demonstrate best practices for block printing. Students will get to hear from several craftsman on their best practices, best products to use, ink vs. paint, and how to spread inks in the best methods. Students will then get to practice making prints using their own blocks, purchased blocks or some from the shop. Come play! We will have sample fabric but silk can also be purchased on site!
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Wire Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire jewelry (making links with beads on them) 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.
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15:00
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.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Reviving Your Local Group Lady Artemisia Voltera Come and learn ways to revive your SCA group to become a thriving community. Learn different tips and tricks to bring new life to your local group.
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15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 3: Lyrics in Search of a Tune Pennsic Performing Arts Day 3: Lyrics in Search of a Tune. You’ve written a great new set of lyrics, possibly using a modern scratch tune, possibly to no tune at all. Now you want to set it to period, or at least period-sounding music. How do you go about it? Do you attempt to write something of your own? Do you raid history’s vaults for something that will fit? Out of all those millions of bits of music, how do you search for the right one?
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Mead-Tasting Class Lord Capten Rhys All participants must supply a valid picture ID at the class; no exceptions!. Age 21+. Basic mead-making handout will be provided to those who wish to learn beginning brewing. This class will be a tasting and discussion of meads: what to look for when tasting a mead. Includes age, florals, flavors, sweetness. We will try different meads and talk about what you like or dislike about them. Participants are encouraged to offer comments and questions. Meads will include these (subject to change): A 20-year-old bottle of mead, Liquid Sex (chocolate mead), Tart Cherry melomel, Black Raspberry pyment, Red Mead, The Black Mead of Dun Traigh (Braggot), Mulled Cyder, Pink Grapefruit melomel, Killer Bee mead, Cloved Blueberry melomel, Cranberry Orange melomel, Lime melomel. Class size is limited to 12 bottles of mead. Do not expect more then a taste of each. Try them all or just one or two as it suits you. Participants may bring their own meads to share if they would like the group's opinion. No class fees, but donations are accepted.
08-07
15:00
1.5 A&S 11 Rags to Riches: Making Rag Paper Baroness Bubba Blackhammer There will be a demonstration portion as well as a student make-'n-take activity making linen rag paper.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Intermediate Brewing: Bochet or Burnt Honey Mead Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh Covers the basics for caramelizing honey (burning it) to produce caramel-flavored mead. The class is based on the historical recipe for Bochet found in Le Menagier de Paris, c. 1393. A variety of samples will be provided from modern adaptions of the historical recipe. Age 21+.
08-07
15:00
3.0 A&S 14 Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Students bring in three to five minutes of performance and receive individual work and feedback.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 Hours Tent Place Holder Keeps a tent open next to a loud class.
08-07
15:00
1.5 A&S 16 North African Wrapped Dresses Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora This class will cover women's Maghribi wrapped dresses, and examine the similarities and differences with other people who wore this style, including Romans, Celts, and Vikings. We will also look at accompanying undergarments and accessories. If you want to be wrapped up before you go, bring 5-6 yards of light linen or cotton fabric, 55-60" wide. You will also need a belt or rope, and two very large safety pins, brooches, or kilt pins.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 17 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. For those of you who attended last year don't forget your homework!
08-07
15:00
1.5 Bog U Melodic Music Realizations on Basse Danse Tenors Master Albrecht Catsprey Melodic Realizations is a lecture and applied class on the methods of writing melodic divisions above a 15th-century basse danse tenor line. A solid knowledge of basic theory is required. Bring instruments as we will play some of the monstrosities we come up with.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) Dancing in the Villa Countess Judith de Northumbria Join us for a magical 15th-century afternoon ball surrounded by the ambiance of Casa Bardicci. Live music shall be provided by Musica Tramontana and light refreshments served.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara - look for signs!) Raunch and Romance: Oral Recitations Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Come listen to period and period-inspired pieces in the lush surrounds of the Courtesan College (B6). To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. Age 18+.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner English Country Dance Ariana De Gallo We will go through the basics of English Country Dance and learn dances based on the number of participants.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Card Games Staff We'll review the card games previously taught, including the game of tarot. You can practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Hobbitronics (#8 bow road) Sewing with a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen So you bought a silk sari. Now what do you do with it? The how and why of using silk saris to make your garb.
08-07
15:00
2.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Unnata Yoga: Yoga off the Ground Gav je Hajduk This is an introductory class to an elevated yoga practice, combining silk hammock and mat work, playing with gravity and a full sphere of movement. The hammock acts as support prop and softer floor while providing a fascia massage, facilitating inversions and reducing the effect of daily skull-towards-feet gravitational force! Come find the release you know you crave! Class size limited to 5 per class. A sign-up will be available in advance at the gate. Observers welcome.
08-07
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 period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its annual Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/8, 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 8 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 PDFs available prior to Pennsic via the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com
08-07
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo is cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-07
15:00
3.0 Rapier List 3 Grappling Experiment Workshop/Meet-up Master Tedesco da Venezia All interested in grappling in the SCA fencing/cut-and-thrust list may attend, whether you are new to grappling, have prior experience outside of the SCA, or already have an active grappling experiment in your kingdom. We will be teaching technique, practicing to gain valuable experience with different fight cultures across the Known World, and discussing issues that have come up in the years we've been actively pursuing this experiment. We can help beginners to grappling get started and even help you develop an experiment in your kingdom if it doesn't have one. You must be authorized in a grappling experiment in order to free spar, and, if you intend to attempt an authorize at Pennsic, you must contact the experiment lead ahead of time. (Feel free to contact me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Desco911 for help finding this.) Anyone not authorized in a grappling experiment may still participate in training, run through practice drills, and participate in limited contact play without weapons. Cut-and-thrust gear and authorization is required for sparring with weapons.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Wraps Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Bellatrix version of the "wrap", which provides powerful wraps from various angles, while maintaining bio-mechanical safety. The class will touch on several techniques that appear to be a wrap until late in the swing. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-07
15:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Two-Handed Weapon Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This is a tournament of two-handed axe throwing.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 SCA Award Scrolls for the Beginning Scribe Sir Murdoch Bayne You've received your first scribal assignment...now what? Basics and tips to create a scroll you will be proud to have given out in Court.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc Royal (Æthelmearc Royal) Known World Equestrian Meeting Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen The meeting will feature a discussion on new policies and techniques as well as a roundtable discussion of new trends around the Known World. Anyone who is interested in equestrian activities and arts is welcome to attend.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia Unmasked: Female Characters Lady Avelina del Dolce You may know Columbina, Vittoria, and Isabella... but what about Pasquella, Franceschina, Smeraldina? Commedia dell' arte was the first time female actresses appeared in professional theatrical productions. This class will be a deep dive into the historical background that inspired variations of Columbina, Vittoria and Isabella. We will also analyze other lesser known female characters present in many commedia scenarios.
08-07
16:00
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
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Origami Dragon Lady Maire ni Cathal Ui Chonchobar Students will learn how to make a dragon with flapping wings. Directed at youth, but adults welcome.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Odin and the Case of a Hundred Names Sarah Barringer Soldier, mystic, poet, king. In Norse mythology, Odin bears a hundred names and a hundred faces. But who did the Norse think he was?
08-07
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 The NO A$$hole Rule Sir Kita Jiru Toramassa Based on the book of the same name, this class looks at how "A-Holes" impact volunteer organizations like the SCA and what such an organization and we as individuals can do about these difficult people. Goals of the class are 1) Help people to understand who Assholes are, the damage that Assholes cause, and how to deal with them in ways that strengthen the organization and taking into account the difficulties when dealing with volunteer organizations. 2) Encourage a free flow of ideas. As such, questions are encouraged as is discussion. Please be careful to be considerate and thoughtful. 3) For these ideas to be shared on a larger scale, please share the things that you find helpful in this class with others. 4) Reduce the number of Assholes in the SCA. Potential language warning.
08-07
16:00
2.0 A&S 13 The Impact of Sex & Gender on SCAdian Martial Arts Lady Nyvein bat Rav Adam Learn how the social and physical differences (and similarities) between men and women affect their learning styles for SCA combat. Information about the social and mental impacts of gender roles and the physiological differences between the sexes will be discussed in the context of teaching SCA combat. This class is geared towards instructors of rapier/steel, armored/rattan, and archery, but fighters of all levels are welcome to attend. Examples will mostly be pulled from the rapier and rattan communities. Handouts may be limited, but all notes will be available online.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 18 Throw Away Your Wristwatch Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Discussion of scientific principles so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-07
16:00
2.5 Green List Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Teams of one youth combatant and one adult heavy list fighter battle against other adult/youth duos in this unusual, and always fun, tandem round robin tourney. Sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
08-07
16:00
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. Under-18 may watch, but cannot handle arms or powder.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 49 Lord Tomas Wormwood Audition for "Wyrd Sisters" by Terry Pratchett. A comedic take on a classic Shakespeare tale. Actors of all experience levels welcome!
08-07
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Shakespeare Open Mic Pennsic Performing Arts Come ye one and all to the open mic theater! All are welcome to bring a favorite 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! Meet others who enjoy period theater!
08-07
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M, W, F Peace and War Week. This is a low and slow practice targeting everything that hurts from Pennsic setup, walking, and activities.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Baroness Bubba Blackhammer A discussion of the nature of period pigments, problems/solutions mixing them with binders, and using them to illuminate. This class is discussion but a studio practicum is being offered as "Playtime with Period Pigments". Please feel free to bring your own brushes and preferred paper, but I will have brushes and some pre-printed blanks on card stock as well as some scrap perg to play with during that session.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Leading a Performance Troupe in the SCA Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia Join a panel to hear the ins and outs of running a performance troupe (theatre, commedia, and choral) in the SCA.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Bog U Rusalki: Not So Little Mermaids Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka The examination of Rusalki in Russian folk belief. Learn about mermaids without fish tails, but with awesome powers.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Branles I Learned from Arbeau Thl Henry of Maldon Branles, group dances from France, as learned from Orchésographie by Thoinot Arbeau, with some details you might not have learned before.
08-07
17:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Geoffrey of Exeter’s Medieval Atmosphere Pennsic Performing Arts Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, former Queen’s Bard of the East Kingdom, creates an evocative medieval atmosphere with his professional-standard countertenor singing and harp playing. Not a “look at me” but a “journey with me” performance, which invites attendees to close their eyes and drift on beautiful period sound into historical and magical kingdoms.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron 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
17:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Master Edmund the Lame Memorial Two-Hander Tourney Master Caine Ramsey Another year has passed, and we invite you to join us in celebration of the joy of two-handed swords and friendship. The format of the tourney will be determined on site by the number of participants, but our goal is to offer everyone the chance to fight as much as their heart desires. Combatants can play by cut-and-thrust rules, as long as both agree in advance.
08-07
17:30
1.0 Meridian Royal (N03) Meridies Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Meridian Royal Court.
08-07
17:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Song Byrds Pennsic Performing Arts Three classically trained vocalists getting together to bring you old songs and new. A very unlikely trio making sweet sweet melodies and harmonies.
08-07
18:00
2.0 Ansteorran Royal (N06) Ansteorran Chili Night Duchess Kiena Stewart The classic Ansteorran Chili Night.
08-07
18:00
3.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson Atlatl battle on the Atlatl range at the back of Thrown Weapons.
08-07
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-07
18:00
2.0 Great Hall Atlantian Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Atlantian Royal Court.
08-07
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Guilloché: Engine Engraving. Lord T W The class will have hands-on use of a simplified rose engine. They will get to engrave decorative motifs of their own design onto a brass disk.
08-07
18:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent il Titolo Provvisorio Pennsic Performing Arts Join the youngest commedia troupe at a new date, time and... asterisk? Watch your favorite characters in action as Il Titolo presents... Something! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 Historical Brewing Roundtable Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom This is not a competition but a forum where we can 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! Age 21 and over.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-07
19:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) Courtesan: A Tableau Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Living scenes from the private dressing rooms of the social elite of Venice, Rome, India, Japan and other locales. Observe the details of high-class courtesans as they prepare from a state of dishabillé for an evening out, and elaborate undressing for intimate evenings in. Join us in observing the art and effort that goes into period dressing and primping. Cocktails and seating at 18:00, scenes to begin at 18:20. RSVPs to cianascholari@gmail are appreciated.
08-07
19:00
3.5 Family Point Tent 2 Midnight Madness Break T(w)een Mixer Family Point Take a break from the Madness; hang out at Family Point for low-key conversation, snacks and device charging. Ages 10-17. Supervision Rules Apply.
08-07
19:00
1.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony Mistress Asalah al-Hina Annual Tree Ceremony held by House Darkyard.
08-07
19:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts Listen to the mad tunes and tales of Master John Inchingham, Master Cerian Cantwr, and their household. Sing along with some of the Midrealm's best-known (or more infamous) bards. Come ye all from hither and yon prepared for 90 minutes of music, mayhem, and merriment of the odd kind!
08-07
20:00
4.0 Calontir Royal (N05) Calontir Party Master Isengrim Sleggja Calontir Party.
08-07
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Marian of Heatherdale Bardic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Mistress Marian of Heatherdale has been one of the fabled Bards of Ealdormere for over 25 years, while also touring her music internationally in modern life. Marian shares her truly enchanting gift for bardic story and song, along with several friends from around the Known World. Come listen for a bit while you enjoy Midnight Madness -- and take away a new appreciation for our Current Middle Ages!
08-07
23:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): ME&WDE Tech and Lighting Check Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
01:00
6.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Lady Avelina del Dolce If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational commedia dell'arte, if you just love improvisation or if you want to challenge yourself and try something new, come to Iron Commedia! Open to all participants, Iron Commedia is not a competition – it is a group challenge where we will craft, cast, and perform a brand new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premiere at the Performing Arts Amphitheater that same day!
08-08
07:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-08
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-08
08:00
2.5 Fort Youth Combat Castle Battle Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Youth Heavy List fighters face off over the battlements, gates, and turrets of the Pennsic Castle. Fighters must have fought at least once on Youth List this Pennsic to be eligible to participate.
08-08
08:00
9.5 Great Hall The Pennsic A&S War Point Master Una Wynnifreed Berry Competition for Pennsic A&S War Point on Thursday, August 8, in the Pennsic Great Hall, 8 am - 5:30 pm.
08-08
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the five sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-08
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Morning Session, Youth Combat Open Field Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Morning drills and skills session for youth heavy list fighters. Castle Battle may pre-empt one morning. Check in with YC for details.
08-08
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-08
09:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Color Theory Basics Lady Shoshana Gryffyth Join us in making your own color wheel! We will discuss color harmony, warm and cool colors, complimentary colors, mixing basics, and much more. Pamphlet and all materials provided.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-08
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 armory conflict checking, this class will use the Complex Search to more quickly find potential conflicts.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Make a Pair of Wax Tablets Thl Otelia d'Alsace Make a pair of wax tablets with hand-woodworking tools.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 History of Venetian Carnevale Masks Lady Isabetta Orsini A look at the history and laws concerning the masks worn during Carnival time in Venice in period.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 Bunkan Sokutai: Formal Japanese Court Garb Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Learn how to wear and construct the Bunkan Sokutai sugata, the formal court garb of the medieval Japanese non-military aristocracy. This outfit has a number of layers and accessories that make it rarely seen in SCA circles. See the parts of this outfit that I have managed to gather together through the hard work of several people and the efforts of multiple researchers. Learn the fine points of the garments and how the outfit is assembled with accessories including formal headgear, the kanmuri.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Drill, Hammer, Repeat: Rivet with Nail Set Tool Thl Gaeira Aggadottir In this hands-on class, you will be introduced to a different technique of riveting together metals (copper, various brasses, bronze, fine silver, sterling silver, etc.), or metals and leather, by using a nail set tool and pre-made rivets or escutcheon pins. Note: Bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to loud noises.
08-08
09:00
4.0 A&S 11 A Lidded Sewing Basket Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya Using various sizes and shapes of reed, we will be making a basket with handle and lid that's perfect for your sewing project.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 How to Create a Class Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza A brief introduction to Adult Learning theory, SMART objectives, the Experiential Learning Cycle and how to format "The Thing You Love Doing" into a teachable class design. Credentials: Certified Trainer and Instructor of Trainers for 10+ years through GSUSA.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Sharing the Magic Outside of the SCA Mistress Katherine von Schlosserwald It's a dream come true to be a Living History Presenter. But how do you begin? What are the legal and procedural concerns? "I can get paid for this?" How do you command attention in a classroom? In a gymnasium? At a "Fair?" I'll share my experiences as a paid Living History Presenter and answer questions you may have about the expectations of educators and audience.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 14 Or Nué: Colored Goldwork Embroidery Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword Learn the basics of Or Nué embroidery by creating a small piece. Or Nué (shaded gold) embroidery was done in Europe, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, and to high levels in Italy and Flanders from roughly 1400 – 1550s. The technique uses different colored silk threads to couch gold or silver threads strategically placed to form patterns, designs, figures or narrative scenes. This class is for beginners and kits will be provided.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 15 Chivalry: The History and Evolution of an Ideal Lady Anna von Eschenbach What is chivalry? How did it begin? Were there books or a Code of Chivalry? Explore the development of an ideal. This class is open to both non-fighters and fighters.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Hidden Treasures: Counted Work Rarely Seen Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. The handout includes charts that I've made of several fragments. (Most of this class has been done in prior years as "Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met".)
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 Historic Stay Construction Lady Maria Chiara Datini Do you have a stays pattern and wonder how they were constructed in period? This class will review historic stays, how they were sewn together in period and how to reproduce them in the most accurate way possible.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Cabochons/Maison Rive (space #24 (opposite the barn store)) Care and Maintenance of Sewing Machines Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf A sewing machine is designed to last twenty to eighty years. Why they don't, how they can, and figuring out a machine you've never seen before.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Northshield Day: A Morning in Italy Family Point A morning of Italian-inspired crafts and activities, sponsored by the Kingdom of Northshield. Meet the Queen, learn about commedia and craft!
08-08
09:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Doll Clothes: Make-and-Take Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Bring a doll and learn how to sew a simple set of garb for it. Intended for ages seven and up, but all ages welcome. Simple sewing skills will be taught, but parental help may be required for younger children. Scrap material will be provided for the clothes.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Laugh and Lie Down 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.
08-08
09:00
2.0 General Archery Archery Practice Archery Staff Practice makes perfect. Don't forget, bragging rights are on the line here!
08-08
09:00
3.0 Great Hall A&S Item Photography John Free documentation photography of your A&S items. This is not a class; it is a time during which I will provide a service to Known World Artisans. Artists will be granted a perpetual license to use the images of their work for noncommercial purposes. (2019 and beyond: Please contact instructor via https://forms.gle/6ptZhTNAHoUWomH88 at least 30 days prior to Pennsic to help me manage my equipment pack list.)
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8.0 Green List SCA Steel Fighting Experiment Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn SCA-sanctioned experiment to evaluate bringing steel fighting into the Society. There will be demos of fighting, armor and weapons, as well as practice. Single combat only. Non-SCA Steel fighters are welcome. For more information contact Duke Michael of Bedford. Strawberry Fields B6. bolt_ml@yahoo.com.
08-08
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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.
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Frame Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright A simple introduction to frame weaving such as tapestry, etc. Class limited to 10 looms. Fee covers loom, accessories, yarn and instructions.
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8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Battlefield Master Scheduler One War Point. Format: Each pass consists of three targets (axe, knife, and spear). Two weapons are allowed at each target. Passes: Four passes, thrown all at once or over multiple days. Any member of the populace may participate. Times: The range is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily from Sunday, August 5, to Thursday, August 9, 2019.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Throwing Tournament for the Physically Challenged Thrown Weapons Staff Tournament for throwers with physical challenges or disabilities.
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3.0 Youth Combat List Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
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1.5 Youth Point Toddler Playgroup Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends!
08-08
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2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Book of Kells and Zoomorphic Creations Gwen Cooke A four-day scribal track class examining the Book of Kells and the prevelance of zoomorphic figures within the text. These zoomorphics, wherein animals are combined or twisted into elaborate knotwork, will be examined from the text through a historic lens before students are able to practice their illumination skills in this particular artistic style. Class will focus on a brief history of the Book of Kells, the tools that were utilized, the hand style of the calligraphy, examination of the zoomorphic examples found in the Book of Kells, and finally the ability to practice creating zoomorphics. This class will be hands-on and each day will cover a different aspect of the topic.
08-08
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1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 1 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 7 of the Exchequer's Handbook.
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1.0 A&S 3 Intro to Minoan Women's Fashion (Crete, 1600 BC) Lady Petronella Lockeheart (Petra) Detailed description and examples of the colorful, bold, comfortable clothing (undress, skirt, and accessories) made famous by the frescos and sculptures of the Minoan civilization c.1600 BC. Fabrics, dyes, embellishments, jewelry, hairstyles, and links to recent archeological research.
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2.0 A&S 5 Viking Navigation and the Sunstone Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are being verified by archaeological evidence. The class will present early navigational aids based on discussions with two of the experts in this field: Soren Thirslund's research on the "Viking Compass" at the Danish National Maritime Museum, and Leif Karlsen's "Secrets of the Viking Navigators" and our own research. The published works of Thirslund and Karlsen are available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. We provide hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
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1.0 A&S 8 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty, plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
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1.0 A&S 9 Irish Bardic Tradition Baron Charles O'Connor The Irish Bardic tradition from pre-Christian times to the Flight of the Earls (1607). Details on the Bardic Schools, status and power of bards, ability to curse through "satire," the epics, praise poems, music, and presentation style.
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2.0 A&S 12 Known World Webminister Social Lord Matthias von Würzburg A roundtable discussion and forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues related to the office as well as exchange ideas and suggestions.
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1.0 A&S 13 Death and Necromancy in Rome Lady Kismira Rothiem What was a good death to a Roman? How was necromancy used to reflect the perversion of death in war? This class will focus on Lucan's epic Civil War that he wrote during the rule of Emperor Nero. Used to depict a scathing critique of Nero, Lucan exemplifies the stoic philosophy of a good death in his epic poem. He accomplished this by introducing the necromantic witch Erichtho, whose rituals brought back the unwilling souls of the dead for the use of divination. The class will discuss stoic philosophy and the madness of Nero's reign to better understand why men like Lucan were trying to hold tight to stoic ideologies.
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1.0 A&S 17 Introduction to 13th-16th-Century Spanish Cooking Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Discussion of period cookbooks, and a sampling of three easy, period Spanish dishes, with original recipes, translations, and my redactions.
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1.0 A&S 18 Bardic Competitions Without Bloodshed Master Ruaidhri an Cu Many people avoid entering bardic competitions. This is a shame because there is no better way to grow as a performer than to perform with others in an atmosphere of supportive competition. We will discuss how to survive and enjoy bardic competition. In addition, we will look at different types of competition and challenges and how to host them.
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1.0 A&S 19 Stitching Temari: Wrapped and Woven Patterns Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Temari balls are a Japanese tradition. They 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 thread, marking thread, ball base, and needles, or you're welcome to bring your own materials.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Chadō Okeiko: Tea Ceremony Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
08-08
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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 three-person heys, four-person heys, and heys in the round, with and without hands. Then we will learn Grimstock, which has three different types of heys.
08-08
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1.5 East Kingdom Royal Aphrodisiacs: Food and Drink to Delight the Senses Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Brief presentation on period and locale-based aphrodisiacs followed by hands-on preparation of samples to take. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss, that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. Possible allergens include dairy, tree nuts, gluten, several types of flowers. Please dress for mess, bring a cutting board, hand towel, paring knife, and a container to take your samples.
08-08
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3.0 Good Friends Camp (Block N-01, St Lawrence Way) Basic Japanese Binding with Some Modern Variations Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will be making a basic blank book using the traditional binding technique, and then they will be given the chance to try some of the more intricate decorative variations available in our modern world. Students can bring decorative Japanese paper for the cover of the traditional book, but I will have some papers available if they are unsure of what to bring. I will provide all of the materials and there will be a detailed handout.
08-08
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
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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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-08
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1.5 Battlefield List Rapier Pillage Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: One broken field melée, capture-the-flag, full resurrection. Passes: One. Time Limit: 60 minutes (+/- 5 minutes). There are 2 banner checks at 30 and 60 minutes. Each check will be +/- 4 minutes from the noted time. The exact variant of time check is generated by the marshals prior to the start of the battle and is not revealed to combatants. Victory Condition: There are 5 banners. Control of 3 banners at a banner check wins the check. Field Layout: Tower: 30’ by 30’ (approximately 10 hay bales square), approximately 100’ south from the gate of the fort. Tower doorways: two 9’ doorways in the center of the East and West walls. Wall: Extending from center of southern wall of tower, in line with fort main gate, 30 feet long. Open Field: Approximately 45 to 50 feet wide, between the edge of the Wall and the edge of the Ruins. Ruins: Dispersal of broken field “ruins”: random scattering to south of the open field, extending approximately 40 to 45 feet wide to the south of the Open Field, made to look like ruined boulders and made of 6 hay bales each, stacked in a three-two-one pyramid formation. Bales cannot be fought over. Bridge: 50 by 50 feet, starting approximately 30 feet south from the edge of the Ruins. Openings should face north-south along the line from the tower. Hut: 45 by 45 feet, approximately 30 feet south from the Bridge. Doorways: Four 12-foot doorways facing north, east, south, and west. Deployment and resurrection lines: approximately 125 feet in from the overall field boundaries, oriented east-west. The resurrection and deployment lines are the same. Flags: Five pulley-type flags. Capture is determined by a flag being at the topmost point in the pulley. Flag placement: one flag in the Tower, one in the Open Field, one in the Ruins, one on the Bridge, and one in the Hut. No hay bales may be fought over except for those bales holding up banners.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater All the World's a Stage Abigail Whitslow Have you ever wanted to work on a Shakespeare scene? Audition for KWP? Or just have fun with learning a monologue? This class will give positive feedback on scenes or monologues for the novice or expert. Please bring your preferred scene or monologue. Memorization is not necessary, but please use paper copy, not phone.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Introduction to Japanese Syllabic Verse Thl Mariette de Bretagne An introduction to the various forms of medieval Japanese syllabic poetry. Class will also cover typical subject matter for Japanese poetry, as well as practical advice for composing syllabic verse in English.
08-08
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2.0 A&S 3 The Road to Avalon Lady Nyfain merch Coel An overview of King Arthur tales, from books written a few hundred years after the supposed events to music of our own Heather Dale, to a dizzying array of movies. I've got them all and want to tell you about them!
08-08
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3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Stop having your feather fronts come off when you shoot through a target. Save the money of buying an expensive, modern, fletching jig. Make wonderful looking, pretty, arrows that fly straight. We will use hide glue and silk thread to fix flights in place. Learn how fast and easy it is to rescue flights from broken and/or damaged arrows the better to reuse them both to save money and the trouble of getting more. Our class teaches a technique that works to cut common and uncommon profiles. We will not focus on nocks, points, straightening, documentation or cresting, although these might be touched upon briefly. Arrows made with this process won the Avacal kingdom championship, several tournaments and out scored a grand master.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 6 Viking Whipcord: Don’t Plunder Without It Lady Katla of Viborg Bring a friend and learn how to do Viking whipcord, a two-person braiding technique. Take your cord home. Viking whipcord is a four-strand braid made by two people passing suspended bobbins back and forth. The cord is quick to make and can be used for anything from pendant cords and drawstrings to decorative trim. This is a hands-on class for 14 people; others are welcome to observe. The first 14 attendees will create a whipcord to bring home.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 7 Justinian’s Plague and The Great Mortality Baroness Slany bean Uillic Come learn about flagellants, fleas, *tarbagans+, plague saints, and what Empress Theodora did with her three orifices.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Kingdom in the Sun: The Normans in Sicily Lord William de Hirst From mercenaries to kings, the Normans established a sophisticated multicultural paradise in Sicily. Explore the glories of the "other Norman Conquest," and the legacy they left behind.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 9 Playwriting for A&S Thl Tarmach Ben Yehuda al-Khazari One of the least attempted and most challenging period arts. Topics will include sources for material, plus the value of A&S for playwrights. If you are currently working on a project, consider bringing it to share.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 10 Seeþing Sope: Or, How to Boil Medieval Soap Mistress 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.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 13 Midrealm's Digital Alexandria Thl Ays,e al-Rumiyya Digital Alexandria is a way of cataloging and storing the collective Arts & Sciences knowledge of the members of the SCA of the Middle Kingdom. How often have you wished to be able to read someone’s research, or attended a class only to have lost the handout? Maybe you want to start researching something but don’t know where to start? This website contains A&S projects that have been submitted by the users. You can search for projects by meta tag or feel free to “browse the stacks”.
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1.0 A&S 14 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.
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1.0 A&S 15 Medieval Calendars Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Ever wondered how we got the phrase “Red Letter Day”? How did the Catholic Church keep track of all those Saints’ Days and Holy Days? This class will give a brief overview for how the calendar in the Book of Days worked.
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1.0 A&S 17 Medieval Soil Amendments Baroness Ellice de Valles Come discuss a variety of soil amendments used by medieval gardeners, and talk about why they were/are added/used from both a modern and medieval standpoint. We will try to discuss at least four soil amendments, and possibly more if time permits.
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1.0 A&S 18 Which Cheese Is Good Cheese? Mistress Hrosvitha von Celle When cheese is called for in a recipe, how do you know what type of cheese to pick? This class will focus on Cheddar options available and delve into when to use one over the other. We will sample several types of Cheddar and discuss how it changes a dish. Come hungry and bring water to drink.
08-08
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1.0 Dance Tent Gratzioso and La Graziosa Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse This is a great window into the evolution of dance style in 15th-century Italy. The first by Ebreo (1462) is in the style made famous by Domenico during the first half of the century. The second (Giorgio Ms 1480s) is very much in the style that developed in the late 1470s, 1480s, and beyond and formed a lot of the basis of the latter Il Papa dances (1517). Both are delightful dances. All level dancers are welcome.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 White Vine Illuminated Border Lady Fionnghuala the Volatile In this Youth U class, students will look at examples of period white vine illumination. They will then have an opportunity to paint their own scroll blank.
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1.0 Games Tent Card Games Staff We'll review the card games previously taught, including the game of tarot. You can practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
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7.0 General Archery Archery Populace War Point Archery Staff Your kingdom needs you! Bring your bows, bolts, arrows and friends. Every archer is needed in this time of war.
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2.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Unnata Yoga: Yoga off the Ground Gav je Hajduk This is an introductory class to an elevated yoga practice, combining silk hammock and mat work, playing with gravity and a full sphere of movement. The hammock acts as support prop and softer floor while providing a fascia massage, facilitating inversions and reducing the effect of daily skull-towards-feet gravitational force! Come find the release you know you crave! Class size limited to 5 per class. A sign-up will be available in advance at the gate. Observers welcome.
08-08
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Meet the Cancionero de Palacio Mistress Eliane Halevy The Cancionero de Palacio is a songbook compiled in Spain between the mid-1470s and 1520. Its approximately 460 songs on mostly secular topics are full of variety, fun, romance, history, and pathos. Two of them are being sung by the Known World Choir this year. Come learn about the CdeP and a few of its songs. (Singing optional but encouraged)!
08-08
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo is cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-08
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2.0 Æthelmearc 1 It's Knotwork ... It's Fun! Mistress Alicia Langland Ever wonder how early artists created the over-under, over-under knotwork designs in manuscripts such as the Book of Kells or the Lindsifarne Gospels? This class will teach you how to look at knotwork patterns and figure out how to recreate them. In the first hour, we will explore how to chart a knotwork pattern. Intrigued? Stay for the second hour, when we will use this technique to work out the various patterns used to create one page in The Book of Durrow. Some prior experience with knotwork is helpful (but not required). All materials provided.
08-08
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1.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce You may see us perform at the Performing Arts Amphitheater and Pavilion at Pennsic, SCA events, feasts and parties. So, are you curious about "those commedia performers?" This class will cover the basics of commedia dell'arte and include information from Lady Sophia the Orange's "Intro to Commedia" handout along with assistant instructors, Andres Reed and Emma Barfoot, commedia fools from troupe Vagando Stoliti! You don't want to miss the foolish fun!
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2.0 A&S 2 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the late Vendel period through medieval times (and actually in some regions of northern Norway and Sweden into the 20th century), Younger Futhark runes were pretty much cut-down versions derived from the Elder Futhark. We will look at the many variations not only in individual futharks, but regional variants in individual characters, rune names and meanings, pagan and Christian rune magic, mercantile usage, quickie notes scratched on slips of wood (Viking period Post-Its(R)), memorial stones, codes and cyphers, "handwriting" variants, and lots more.
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1.0 A&S 5 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English clothing.
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1.0 A&S 6 Kumihimo for Teens: Learn and Do Lady Calliagh of Ravensbridge Braid cord in the Japanese style in this hands-on kumihimo class. Starter disks and thread will be available for you to learn and take with you.
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1.5 A&S 7 Girona Tapestry, Tapestry of Creation Mistress Jaqueline de Molieres Discussion of the 11th-century Spanish tapestry (really an embroidery), its symbolism, and how it was made. Bring your embroidery supplies and learn the Kloster stitch, the stitch that was used to create this mysterious wall hanging.
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1.0 A&S 8 A Time and a Place: Non-traditional Service Baroness Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon,OL Not everyone has the time, ability or desire to take on the role of officer, key event staff or special project coordinator. Come and participate in a discussion of new and different ways to volunteer or how to use the time and talents of those who want to be of assistance but can't in more traditional ways.
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1.5 A&S 10 Medieval-Style Mustards Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces as well as learning about medieval/Renaissance spices and ingredients.
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1.0 A&S 12 How to Measure Yourself Plus Basic Patterning Tips Aveline de la Rocha You will leave with a full set of your measurements and some basic knowledge of how patterns work, both commercial and homemade. Class fee includes twill tape with marked measurements. Free handout.
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1.0 A&S 13 Unsolved Mysteries of the Middle Ages Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Did Marco Polo actually travel to Cathay? Who is buried at Glastonbury? There was a pregnant Pope? And just when was the Cerne Abbas Giant carved into the side of a hill? This is a lighthearted look at the hoaxes, conundrums, and mysteries from and about the Middle Ages.
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2.0 A&S 14 History of Period Sewing Tools Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools and learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of implements to inspect and try out! The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop and when did neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books arrive on the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements (and also get to handle a number of tools that will be present at the workshop) and get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia from antiquity through the 16th century.
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4.0 A&S 17 Nalbinding Project: Help and Discussion Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid Several teachers will be on hand to offer instruction and project help for intermediate or advanced nalbinding. Bring a work in progress. Focus will be on answering specific questions/problems that the students have and teaching more advanced techniques. Come enjoy the company while working on a project, even if you don't have questions. This class is not designed for students with no prior knowledge of nalbinding.
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1.0 A&S 18 Heels and Toes: Knit Stockings in Period Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir Knit stockings do exist in period in Europe and the Middle East. We'll review examples and discuss some unique heel and toe shapings. Bring knitting!
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1.0 Dance Tent Bransles with Partners Lord Hakon Hrafnsson Many bransles are for any number of people, but some require partners. In this class we will dance Horses Bransle, Washerwoman's Bransle, and Official Bransle, adding Pease Bransle if there is time.
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1.5 Family Point Tent 2 Bring Out Your Dead: Bubonic Plague Simulation Lady Hugoline the Delicate Embark on a journey as either a trader or a pilgrim as plague and cholera ravage Europe. Will you survive, or will you spread one of these deadly diseases? Learn how these diseases spread spread across Europe and how those diseases affected European society in the Middle Ages. (Teen U)
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3.0 Family Range Family Archery and Friendly Competitions Thl Forester Aelfric the Kestrell For families and children to come out and have fun shooting with bows and arrows
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2.0 Hunters Home (M-01) Introduction to Roman Cooking and Eating Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Introductory level, hands-on class featuring recipes from Apicius. Students will participate in making a number of dishes to then be enjoyed while reclining on a triclinium, or three-sided Roman dining couch. While eating, we will discuss Roman dining customs and practices. Allergy Alert: Some of the recipes featured will contain nuts.
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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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1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple, fun shoots for any skill level.
08-08
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Speaking Shakespeare Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy After reviewing the basics of iambic pentameter (the form Shakespeare used most often), students will do readings which illustrate how the Bard varies the verse to give "stage directions" to the actor.
08-08
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2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Choirs Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 Rapier Tent The Teacher/Student Thing (Panel Discussion) Lilias de Cheryngton How do I find a fencing teacher? What should I look for in a student? How do we know we'll work well together? Do I need to have a title before I can formally teach someone? Has the creation of the Order of Defense changed the mentorship dynamic? Please join us as we attempt to answer these questions and more. Lilias de Cheryngton, East Kingdom Marshal of Fence, will moderate the panel. Panelists TBD.
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4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Champions Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: 15 vs 15 teams made up from the East, Middle, and Allies. Passes: 15 head-to-head competitions. Description: Competitors will throw at a target 8’ tall and 4’ wide (one target for each thrower) marked with 9 circles of various sizes painted at different heights on each of the targets. Each competition will consist of three “heats’: first with axe, second with dagger, and third tie-breaking heat with spear. In the first two heats, the competitor will be allowed up to 20 throws to hit each of the nine targets. Throwers will alternate throws. The first thrower to hit all nine targets (with equal throws) wins the heat. If neither thrower hits all nine targets after 20 throws, the thrower who hit more of the nine targets wins the heat. If both hit all nine targets in the same number of throws or hit the same number of targets after 20 throws, the competitor will have a sudden death match. (The first to hit when the other misses is the winner.) Multiple hits on the same target count only as one target. If after two heats the competitors are tied, the competition will move to a tiebreaker with spear. The first thrower (with equal throws) to hit the centermost target wins. Victory Condition: The side that wins the majority of the head-to-head competitions wins the point. Notes: Each competitor will have the same number of weapons on the range and must obey the retrieval rules on the range. Each side will be represented by a team captain. Team captains will be the first competitors. After the first competition, the sides will alternate choosing a thrower first with the loser of the first competition choosing first in the second.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Patterning the Minoan Underdress and Skirt Lady Petronella Lockeheart (Petra) Demo: How to custom pattern and assemble the heanos (V-neck chemise) and two skirt options. Worksheet to help make your own. Beginner-friendly.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Sprang Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Learn the basics of sprang, a technique that makes a lacy fabric that dates from the Iron Age to past the 17th century.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic Name Documentation Mistress Seraphina Delfino This class is for heralds and non-heralds. We'll review the basic methods of documenting a name for submission. There will be tips and tricks to make it easy to document a name.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Silk Painting for Teens Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Learn the basics of silk painting. Create a small piece to take home. Bring a hair dryer if you have one with you.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Creating Kingdom-Sized Performing Arts Programs Baroness Sophia the Orange Organizing performers is different from performing. Come exchange suggestions and lessons learned for large-scale performing arts programs for kingdoms and large, war-sized events. Share my "lessons learned" from running the SCA 50 Year Performing Arts Program, serving as Kingdom MOAS Deputy for Performing Arts in Atlantia for 3 years, Guild Leader for the Atlantia Performing Arts Guild for 3 years, Co-Lead for Commedia, Foolery, and Physical Theater track at Pennsic University for 6 years, creating the Performing Arts Program at War of the Wings (Atlantia) and myriad other organizational jobs in SCA Performing Arts over 26 years. Come with your own ideas, and we’ll discuss what you can do back home.
08-08
13:00
3.0 A&S 11 Useful Pockets for a Ladye Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Late period only if you want to be strictly authentic, but useful nonetheless with split overskirts, Italian Ren, or "wench garb" - even with some Middle-Eastern garb. One or two linen pockets are sewn onto a tape which ties at the waist under your overskirt or a long upper garment. Can be made large enough to hold a lot if your skirts are full enough. Sized to fit the wearer's hand for easy use. In class, one of the pockets will be handsewn and attached to the tape. Material will be provided for the second pocket, which people can make in class if they have time, or later. Tape can be used with just one pocket; two is nice if you carry a lot. Front of one or both pockets may be embroidered with a design of your choice; please bring your own floss!
08-08
13:00
1.5 A&S 12 Period Greek Make-and-Take Thl Faye de Trees Bring 4-6 yards of linen and 4-6 yards of cord, matching thread, needle, and scissors; learn to hem, drape, and tie it into accurate Greek garb! This make-and-take will create a perfect wardrobe staple for Pennsic. We will discuss other variations that are accurate, affordable, and beautiful. Perfect to pair with the "Are You Wearing a Tablecloth?" class. I will leave fabric and cord recommendations at the fabric merchants in advance.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 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. Get some context of some of the strangest religious practices of the medieval period, focusing on western European Christianity. Due to an abundance of material, this is a new 2-hour version of the class.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 15 Mandala: A Gateway to Buddhist Cosmology Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir An introduction to Buddhist cosmology as experienced through mandala. A mandala is both a map of the universe and an object of meditation. Bring a compass, protractor, and clear flexible ruler along with drawing materials to make your own mandala to take home with you. Limited loaner supplies will be available. Heavy drawing paper is included in the optional class fee.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 18 Recipes from the 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas A pottage of figs, spinach in sauce, and a large tart of eggs, milk, raisins, sugar, and pine nuts.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Bog U Introduction to Fiber Prep Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Focuses on prepping wool fiber (which is easiest for new folks to obtain) plus a walk through various methods to wash and prepare fiber for spinning. Period and modern methods will be discussed. Some tools will be available to experiment with as time permits.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Contrapasso da Farsi in Ruota Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contrapasso da Farsi in Ruota, a lovely ballo from Nobiltà in the style of earlier contrapassi. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required - we will be teaching steps. If we finish early, I will also teach Villanella.
08-08
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-08
13:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorran Rapier Tourney Master Avery Shaw Please join Her Majesty Margaret for the classic Ansteorran Rapier Tourney! Fighters of all levels are welcome and as usual, we will feed you! Format will be determined by number of entrants.
08-08
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Medieval Weapons Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia Early period Bloßfechten (unarmored combat) C&T tournament using common weapons and styles prior to the 16th century. Restrictions: - Allowed styles: Single sword, sword and shield, two-handed sword. - Maximum blade length is 38” from quillions/crossguard to tip. - No complex or dish/cup hilts. Swords may have 1 or 2 side rings, a knuckle bow, or a nagle/posts. Any hilt documented to 1500 or earlier will be allowed. - Blades must be wider than 1” at the quillions/crossguard, and tapered evenly through the length of the blade. (No colichemarde, federschwert, or rapier blades mounted on simple hilts.) - Daggers may be carried or worn at the belt, but must be a style prior to the 16th century: i.e., no rings, no posts, no sail/shell guards, and quillions must be shorter than 2”. - Since two-handed swords are allowed, all fighters should have rigid hand protection available. (Only required when your opponent has a two-handed sword.) Loaner will be available on the field. - No restrictions on shield size or strapping. Format will be pools, three passes with each opponent, points scored based on the result of each pass. Finals will be elimination among the highest scoring in each pool.
08-08
13:00
1.25 RS2 Double-Faced Tablet Weaving Master Rufus of Stamford An introduction to double-faced tablet weaving. We'll look at techniques, period patterns and how to design your own patterns.
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
1.5 A&S 1 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. Ten kits available. 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.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Loop-in-Loop Chainmaking Demo/Discussion Lady Prima Aurelia Argentia Learn the tools and techniques of making fine silver loop-in-loop chains. Link-making and construction demo, along with examples of various periods/styles.
08-08
14:00
1.5 A&S 5 Ibn Sina's Herbs David Laughing Crow This is an informally structured class focusing on some of the herbs used by Ibn Sina (Avicenna) that follows the inclinations of the class. We'll talk about different uses of herbs in different forms, then follow class interest on focusing on elemental composition, four body structures of both plant and human, differences in effects of smoke/dry plant/fresh plant/essential oil/infused oil/etc, astrology, modern and ancient applications, or whatever else feels useful in the space. Please note that while I am an herbalist and holistic health care provider (formerly in medicine), I'm not your provider and this material should be considered for educational purposes only.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Roses, Part 1: Then and Now Baron 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
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Slaves and Freedpersons in Ancient Rome Salvia Repentina Slavery was a fact of life in ancient Rome, so what might a Roman persona be expected to know about it? Join us as we dispel the myths, face the facts and gain an understanding of how Roman people interacted with this challenging tradition.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Vocal Performance of Poetry in the Society Lord Ishmael Reed Covers studying poetry with an eye for vocal performance as well as major techniques for performing.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Papercut Art Around the World Lord Ciaran ua Meic Thire Around the world, dozens of countries and cultures created art with paper and a knife. From the beautiful window hangings of early China to the stencils of India, to the lace-like prayer cards of late period Europe, papercut art is seen and done around the world. Come learn one of the most inexpensive but beautiful arts of the SCA! All you need is paper, a knife and an idea (though a cutting mat isn't a bad idea to have too). Patterns from all different styles will be provided to learn from and recreate. Knives, paper, and cutting mats will be available for use during the class only. Come learn a new art and watch your piece come to life as you create as you cut away!
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 18 Spinning 101 Lady Katheryne of Krings Keep Learn to spin thread on a drop spindle. Class will include instruction on making and using a low-whorl drop spindle.
08-08
14:00
1.5 Battlefield List Armored Bridge Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: Five bridges 90’ long. The center bridge will be 27’ wide, the others will be 18’ wide. Non-resurrection. Passes: Four passes. Time Limit: 20 minutes for each battle Victory Condition: Control of the center point at the end of time. The side that controls the majority of bridges wins the battle. Notes: The center point of each bridge will be clearly marked. A nine foot-wide space on either side of the center will also be clearly marked. At the end of time anyone outside of this space is dead. Those still alive will fight to the last fighter to determine victory on that bridge. After the end of time fighters may not reinforce other bridges. No walking, standing, sitting, or kneeling on the hay bales. Anyone who does so or who steps or braces on the “water” is dead. Fighters may brace on a hay bale. In the first battle, all legal weapons and missiles including siege, combat archer, and thrown weapons will be allowed. In the second battle, siege is not allowed and combat archery is face-only targeting (the same face definition as for face thrusts). Thrown weapons are allowed. In the third battle, there will be no missiles allowed. In the fourth battle, there will be no missiles and no weapons over 6’ long. All holds will be local and not stop the clock unless a break-out occurs. Where they are allowed, siege engines may not be placed closer than 50’ to the end of the bridges. Combat archery may fire from anywhere on the field to anywhere on the field in the battles in which they are allowed. (They may fire from the shore, be on the bridges, and fire from bridge to bridge and bridge to shore.)
08-08
14:00
1.0 Bog U A Game of "Hide the Distaff": 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 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.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Medieval Dances for Everyone Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Let's dance! Need I say more? All ages and abilities welcome. No fancy footwork, just an hour of moving to the music, from a variety of European styles.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation Lord Ciaran mac Breandain "…unless sounds are held by the memory of man, they perish, because they cannot be written down." – Isidore of Seville, music scholar, 7th century. The language of music, i.e., music notation, has existed and evolved from ancient times. In this one-hour class, you will learn about its evolution with a focus on the Middle Ages.
08-08
14:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Expo Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World! Sign up the day of the expo to tell up to a ten-minute story.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Russian Calligraphy Lady Lada Monguligin 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 number of loaner nibs and/or markers and paper.
08-08
15:00
3.0 AEthelmearc Royal (N04) Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour Countess Alexandra Join us for the 17th 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, drink and catch up! This is a must-attend for all Royal Ladies past and present.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Beginning Bard Craft for Teens Family Point Want crowds hanging on your every word? You know you do. Come learn tricks to look more confident and become a more engaging performer. Hands-on class. You will be practicing.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Roses, Part 2: How to Grow Period Roses Baron 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
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 How Thor Solves an Argument Sarah Barringer Without Odin’s charisma and Loki’s wit, Thor resorts to his fists. Yet he is the most approachable and friendly of the family of the Norse gods.
08-08
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 4: Overcoming Writer’s Block Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 4: Overcoming Writer’s Block: I can’t think of anything to say here. :-) What can you do if a new piece is needed, but the writing well has run dry? How do you deal with that? How can you work past such a block?
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Midrealm College of Heralds Restructure Plan Mistress Estelle de la Mer Midrealm Heralds! We will soon be instituting a ranking structure and authorization process for court and book heralds. Come learn what's coming for your office and for the Heralds-at-Large.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 What Do I Wear? An Overview of Basic Garb-making Baroness Gwenllian ferch Gwilim Want to start making your own garb but aren’t sure how to measure, cut, and assemble? This class will show you how to take purchased garb or modern attire and use it to estimate size. Then we’ll walk through how to fold, cut, and sew the fabric. If you are a person who learns best by seeing it done or doing it yourself, this class is for you! We will also discuss fabric selection and embellishments as we go.
08-08
15:00
1.5 A&S 14 Rise of Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 13th-14th C. Igor of Northshield The Mongolian invasion into Europe cleared the way for the rise of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 13th-14th centuries.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Atlantia Royal- Artisan's Easement (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.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Bog U Defense Against Dark Rhetoric Tristan le Chanticler A guided discussion of the practical evil of the use of rhetorical fallacies which undermine fairness and ethical deliberation in private affairs and public policy development. The class will include a taxonomy (a framework for identifying and grouping) the kinds of sly lies with which we are daily beset and, by implication, ethical antidotes.
08-08
15:00
3.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) Knowne World Courtesans' Social Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Please come visit to eat, drink, and make merry! Open to those with courtesan personas, patrons, protectors, and those just interested in courtesan studies. Age 18+ due to the nature of topics discussed.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Dance Tent Gresley Dances: Troublesome Tribus Mistress Emma Danskona These 15th-century English dances are for groups of three and are slightly more challenging.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Make a Cup Cover for 'Tweens Family Point Want a cover for you cup and don't have one? Bring your own fabric or select from the fabric on hand to create your own cover. Bring scissors.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Slithery Slow: Slow, Powerful Belly Dance Shae Rossi Learn a variety of juicy, slow moves, from Cabaret, to Tribal Fusion, to American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS). This workshop intended for intermediate dancers, but is open to anyone who would like to learn. We will explore Sidewinders, slow turns with beautiful arms, sultry hips, body waves, and a few combinations that you can make your own.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval and Renaissance Vocal Performance Lady Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya All levels welcome. Learn some of the fundamentals of vocal technique for early music, and get personal, one-on-one tips on song selection, tone, range, and performance. Please bring a song you'd like to work on. Auditors welcome. Period repertoire preferred but not required. Sayyida Laila al-Sanna' al-Andalusiyya' is the current East Kingdom Queen's Bard, and the former Bard of Caid, and has been teaching voice in and out of the SCA for 18 years.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving, a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Up-gradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you. Youth welcome with parent or guardian.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 4 The One Ring Tourney Master Aubelet Trapon One ring to rule them all. To enter, you must be in possession of your kingdom's version of the Iron Ring as the tourney begins. Format will be single elimination, in the style of an Iron Ring fight. Coin flip to decide challenger and champion in each round. Champion's kingdom rules will be used, usually giving challenger the choice of weapon styles. The winner of the day will receive the one ring, the only way to guarantee your spot in next year's tourney.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Youth Vocal Heraldry: How to Be Heard & Understood Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Youth will learn the general techniques of vocal heraldry which can be applied to volunteering as a court herald, tournament herald, or town crier.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Mounted Hunting: Riding to Hounds in Period Lord Bregowine of Horseheath We'll explore the history of mounted hunting through the ages and its influence on society and culture.
08-08
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
08-08
16:00
2.0 A&S 13 East Kingdom Herbalists & Apothecaries' Guild Meet Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in getting involved with others in the East working with period herbal practice, research on medicine in period, medieval gardening, etc.? Join us for a meeting to revive the Guild! Discussions of period practices welcome, though practical organization will be a main focus.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 17 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.
08-08
16:00
2.0 Battlefield List Battlefield Set-Up Battlefield Master Scheduler 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 Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-08
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Eight-Person Madness Lord Hermankyn Eight-person English Country dances! Starting with Faine I Would If I Could. We will do *Hyde Park" if there is time.
08-08
16:00
2.0 East Battlefield Dwarves vs. Giants Master Cariadoc This is a series of combats, melées and insults between fighters five and a half feet and under and fighters six and a quarter feet and over.
08-08
16:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 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. Ten kits available. 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.
08-08
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Period Pigments & Paints: Make a Period Paint Set! Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Learn about pigments and binders such as glair and gum arabic, malachite and ochre. Create your own set of period paints!
08-08
16:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Storytelling Academy Student Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The student performance of Minerva’s Spindle's Storytelling nine-day academy from Minerva’s Spindle. During the academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Witches (and Similar Practitioners) in Period Lady Arastorm Throughout history people have always used magick, and often went to experts to have spells or divination done for them. I'll try to cover what were the most common types in different periods (mostly European), what they called themselves, what services they performed, how they were viewed within the community, and how the changes happened.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Opera dell'Est Pennsic Performing Arts Arias, duets, and short scenes from late Renaissance operas and oratorios, performed by some of the finest singers, instrumentalists, and dancers the East Kingdom has to offer. Opera dell'Est is an East Kingdom early opera and oratorio company dedicated to the music of the very late Renaissance. The company was founded this year, and this will be its Pennsic debut.
08-08
17:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia World Premiere at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Bring a chair to enjoy this performance on the green. 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.
08-08
18:00
2.0 Ansteorra Royal (N06) Ansteorra Royal Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Ansteorra Royal Court.
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18:00
1.0 Barony of Lochmere (Battle Road on the Serengetti, Block N19) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir that performs with the Pennsic Choirs at their concert on Thursday evening of War week. Membership is by audition; this year's singers have already been chosen, but you can audition for Pennsic 49. See elsewhere in the Pennsic booklet for the audition day/time and location.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-08
18:00
1.5 Calontir Royal (N05) Calontir Kingdom Court Master Isengrim Sleggja Calontir Royal Court.
08-08
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.
08-08
18:00
2.0 Great Hall Northshield Royal Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Northshield Royal Court.
08-08
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Recorder players from across the Known World join together to share their love for this medieval instrument and period music in concert. Join us for our second Pennsic appearance!
08-08
18:30
2.0 A&S 9 KWC Concert Backstage Overflow (Closed) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
18:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World 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.
08-08
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater i Verdi Confusi: a Fairy Funny Farce II Pennsic Performing Arts Fairies and fezzes and foolery! Did you know, due to a 1600 Naples law, that you don't have to pay rent if there's a Munaciello fairy living in your home? Well, the scheming Brighella is going to make sure the miser Pantalone knows this in our commedia dell'arte fairy farce!
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; children must have adult escort.
08-08
19:00
2.0 Ealdomere Royal (W17) Ealdomere Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Royal Court.
08-08
19:00
3.0 Fort Middle Kingdom Court Lady Magrat Catte Middle Kingdom Court.
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20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts Join Nutmegs & Ginger as we explore merry songs about birds - and perhaps drinking, too.
08-08
21:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Æthelmearc Royal Party Baroness Angel Deth Please join us at Æthelmearc Royal for our annual time of fun and shenanigans. We welcome all those who come to share our friendship. Our brewers will be providing libations to ease the hardship of War to those of legal age. Bring your ID.
08-08
21:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Our annual open party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time!
08-08
21:00
3.5 Dance Tent Reduction Ball Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) This ball will feature a series of dances starting with dances for as many as will, then progressively smaller sets, and ending with dances for single dancers. The ball is open to all levels of dancers (partners and fancy garb not necessary). Music will be provided by an open band assembled at Pennsic. We welcome musicians to join us in our celebration. In addition, there will be light refreshments available.
08-08
21:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Ruaidhri's Stories Your Mother Never Told You Pennsic Performing Arts Songs and stories to make you blush and laugh. Not so much the "birds and the bees" but the "shepherds and the sheep". ** Show Contains Adult-Themed Content**.
08-08
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Commedia troupe, coming together only at Pennsic, presents commedia dell' arte plays in the style of 16th-century Italian improvised comedy! Celebrating our 6th year! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
06:00
1.0 Red List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-09
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl 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 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane 12-step recovery meeting. This is an open meeting for those involved in a 12-step program. It is run on an agnostic format.
08-09
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-09
09:00
3.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Break-Down Pennsic Dance Staff Please come and help us break down the dance floor. This is an amazing resource that lets us dance all throughout War safely and happily. There's a job for every person who can come. We are generally done by noonish, so this will not take up your whole day. Thank you!
08-09
09:00
4.0 General Archery Archery Populace War Point Archery Staff Your kingdom needs you! Bring your bows, bolts, arrows and friends. Every archer is needed in this time of war.
08-09
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT Class: Test and Final Questions Thrown Weapons Staff Ask any final questions and take the MIT test.
08-09
09:30
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Tear-Down and Storage Thrown Weapons Staff Come help us tear down the range and put it away. Immediately after the Known World Marshals' Meeting.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Battlefield List Combined Armored/Rapier Mountian Battle Battlefield Master Scheduler Format: This will be a timed battle. Each side will attack and defend both with armored and rapier. The times for the armored attack and rapier attack will be added together. The side with the shortest combined attack time wins. Passes: One pass with each armored and rapier on the attack, one on the defense. Time Limit: None. Note: Attackers have unlimited resurrection. Defenders get two resurrections (three lives total). Description: The attackers must make their way through the mountain via one of four paths to capture all the banners to stop the clock. A banner is captured when it is grasped by an empty gauntleted (armored) or open (rapier) hand. The mountain is 150’ long along the paths available. There are four paths: The Goat’s Path: This path is no less than 3’ wide and no more than 6’ wide. It is a crooked and random path. (ARMORED) Combat archery and thrown weapons are allowed to fire on, to, and from this path but siege may not fire to or from this path. This means archers on this path may fire at the Hot Gate and vice-versa. (RAPIER) Rubber band guns are allowed to fire on this path. They may not be fired off the end of the mountain or onto the mountain from off the end of the path. (You and your target must both be on the Goat Path.) The Hot Gate: This path starts at 54’ wide on the attackers end and narrows progressively to 36’ wide at the defenders end. (ARMORED) Siege, Combat archery and thrown weapons are allowed. Combat archers may fire at the Goat Path and vice-versa. Attacker’s siege must start 50’ from the end of the path. Once the banner nearest the attacker’s end is captured, siege may advance to the end of the path. Defenders' siege may begin at the end of the path. Once the banner near the defenders' end is captured, siege must retreat to 50’ from the end of the path. All normal siege firing rules apply. (RAPIER) Rubber band guns are not allowed. The Mine: This is a straight path 45’ wide. No missiles (neither in armored or rapier) are allowed and only weapons 6’ and under may be used due to the low ceiling. The Catacombs: This is a meandering path between 9 and 12 feet wide. No missiles are allowed (neither in armored or rapier) and only weapons 6’ and under may be used due to the low ceiling. Throughout the catacomb are tombs roughly 6 ft long and 4 ft wide, (2 bales long, 2 bales wide, 2 hay bales high). Blows may be thrown over the tombs, but you may not climb over them. Layout: Banners will serve as resurrection points. The attacker’s resurrection points will be located 36’ from their end of the mountain at locations halfway between the Goat Path and the Hot Gate, halfway between the Hot Gate and the Mine, and halfway between the Mine and the Catacombs. The defenders will have the same set up on their side of the mountain. Additionally, there will be banners/resurrection points 50’ from each end of the Hot Gates and the Mine. Before the beginning cannon of the battle, the defenders may place their defensive positions on the mountains how they choose. The defenders may not leave the mountain to the attackers' side at any time. The defenders may use the banner/res points on the mountain as long as they control them. If/when the attacker captures and flips a banner that becomes a resurrection point for the attackers. Once a banner has been captured/flipped, it cannot be recaptured. The clock stops once the attackers has captured all four banners on the mountain and the three banners on the defenders' side of the mountain. Rubber Band Gun Rules: Two guns per person maximum, five shots per gun maximum. NO AMMO GLEANING. All RBGs must be handheld. No cannons are permitted. Rigid and soft parry devices, swords, and daggers are impervious to RBG shot. Shot that lands on a combatant has the same effect as a thrust from a blade. After the guns have no more shot, they may still be used as rigid parries or be switched out at the resurrection point. Friendly fire is still lethal.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Book Binding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab book binding. Learn this simple but elegant book binding style in an hour.
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 multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-09
10:30
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshals' Closing Meeting Thrown Weapons Staff Open to all Known World Thrown Weapons marshals. Range tear-down immediately after the meeting.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-09
13:00
2.0 General Archery Archery Range Break Down Archery Staff Come help break down the archery range for word fame and snacks!
08-09
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.
08-09
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 49 Lord Tomas Wormwood Audition for "Wyrd Sisters" by Terry Pratchett. A comedic take on a classic Shakespeare tale. Actors of all experience levels welcome!
08-09
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Recovery Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M, W, F Peace and War Week. This is a low and slow practice targeting everything that hurts from Pennsic setup, walking, and activities.
08-09
18:00
3.5 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
20:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players Presents Forbidden Pennsic Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players is proud to present the revival of the first production we did written by a SCAdian about SCAdians!

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