When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-27
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-27
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"! $20 Material Fee includes your choice of Home of Poi - Sock Poi and a storage pouch. Handout with class review & contacts. Refreshments are also served.
07-27
12:00
2.5 Archery Range Set-up Master Godric of Hamtun Volunteers are requested to help set up the Archery Range on Monday, July 27, starting at 9 am. Archery marshals and non-marshals alike are welcome.
07-27
15:00
1.5 A&S 2 Heraldry Design Basics THL 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.
07-27
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
07-27
18:00
1.0 A&S 2 Anglo-Saxon Context- Late Roman World Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the the continuing influence of Rome. We'll cover the Romano-British culture and the cultures of the Mediterranean: Lombard, Visigoth, and other heirs to the Roman Empire, especially Constantinople.
07-27
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-28
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-28
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 1: Learn the basics of Japanese braiding using the modern foam disk. Students will learn a round, square and flat braid. Uses for, history and names of braids will be discussed. Students may bring own equipment if desired.
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 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.
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-28
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Anglo-Saxon Context- Celts: Wales Ireland Scotland Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, Ireland and Scotland: how they interacted with the English - and were changed by them.
07-28
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Branles and More! Lady Rebecca da Firenze It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages. This class will have a focus on branles, both miming and tangle, but will include other dances as time allows! Parents are welcome and, indeed, encouraged to attend. For children under 12, Pennsic rules require a responsible adult to accompany them.
07-28
09:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking THL Kai SaerPren Two half days Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand wood work, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
07-28
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-28
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beautiful Neckline Finishing Mistress Isabel Ximenex de Gaucin Hands-on class. Learn how to finish a neckline based on extant examples from the 13th century. Technique uses a bias-cut strip and makes a beautifully finished neckline. If you have needle, thread and scissors, please bring them. If there is time remaining, we will also go over a seam finishing technique.
07-28
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover both legends and the real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will examine the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
07-28
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
07-28
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Anglo-Saxon Medicine Lady Arastorm Anglo-Saxons' medicine included herbs, surgery, and magick. They dealt with injuries, chronic and acute illness. Recent tests showed some receipts from their leech books effective, although clearly some remedies are better to read about than try. We'll look at sources, herbal remedies, healing magick, and other techniques (like surgery), who practitioners were, and what self treatment was like. You may find something you can use, you will find many things to amuse.
07-28
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dance for English Feet: Anello, Fedelta THL Gianna Vettori Italian dances can often seem quite intimidating for dancers just getting steady on their English Country feet. Explore two of the more simple yet visually appealing Italian dances, Anello and Fedelta, taught with English Country terminology.
07-28
10:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Set-up: Rehearsal and Class Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Set-up Rehearsal and Class Tent: signs, chairs, and other necessary Performing Arts properties for classes and events.
07-28
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-28
10:30
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance for Girls and Teens Christy Fricks Basic belly dance for girls and teens. Parents may attend with their children. Teens are welcome to attend both this and my adult class. Learn fun easy-to-do basic movements of belly dance...along with the cultural historical background of belly dance. All levels of ability welcome.
07-28
10:30
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set-up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-28
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101 (Beginner) Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
07-28
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
07-28
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
07-28
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Papercutting THL Arianwen o Wyndham History and technique of decorative papercutting from 6th-century China to 15th-century Germany.
07-28
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Zibaldone da Canal: The Book of a 14th-C Trader Lord Luca Sogliano A look into the daily life of a 14th-century merchant named Canal, through diary and ledger, geared towards the fun and insightful bits that bring him to life. Watch him fail at learning algebra. Learn how he feels about Islam. You may never get a better look at the personal thoughts of someone who lived 600 years ago.
07-28
11:00
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-C Europe. Construction and period evidence will be discussed.
07-28
11:00
2.0 A&S 11 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.
07-28
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Designing and Building a Pavilion THL Philippa Montague This class will present an overview of medieval and Renaissance tent and pavilion styles, based on what we see in period portraits and in a few surviving examples. The presenters will discuss their experience in building a variety of pavilions. After the class period, students are welcome to visit several pavilions on-site to continue discussion of design details and challenges.
07-28
11:00
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.
07-28
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Viking: The Next Step... Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Taking your basic Viking/Norse to the next level. How to make small changes to polish your overall Norse look. This class includes accessories and covers head to toe. Male and female attire will be covered. This is not a sewing or persona-specific class.
07-28
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy THL Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders.
07-28
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent European Sword Dancing Duchess Branwyn ferch Gwythyr An overview of hilt and point sword dances in period, and a chance to learn a more modern, though quite similar, version.
07-28
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
07-28
12:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Indian Kutchwork / Marash Embroidery I Mistress Safiya bint Suleiman Interlaced herringbone stitch is a complex multi-step stitch used primarily in northern Indian and Armenian embroidery dating from the 13th C. This class teaches the basics of layout and work from which more complex patterns can be built.
07-28
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Exchequer 101 THL Bojei Temur Were you told, “Just put expense A on line 15 – it’s easy!”? Have you ever been confused by SCA financial reports? Would you like to understand them?
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Lady Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Midrealm Youth A&S 50 Activity THL Sæhildr barngóðr Kids, Youth, and Teens! Come by for a few minutes, sign your name to the list, and help out with the Midrealm Youth A&S 50 project! (You don't have to be from the Midrealm, but you will learn a little about the Dragon Heraldry!) This is open to anyone old enough to hold a crayon and only takes as long as you want!
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
07-28
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Penta Pentamere Dances Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn five easy dances that require no more than two couples: Petite Rose, Montarde Bransle, Grene Gynger, Black Alman and Rufty Tufty. Buy a step-by-step dance guide and the music if you want or download here. http://www.michiganleftturn.org/Penta-Pentamere-Dances.htm
07-28
13:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Introduction to Harp THL Breddelwyn ap Taliesin If you have an admiration for the harp and wondered what it would be like to play one, this class offering will give you an opportunity to try one. A brief history of the harp is given plus I will have two extra harps for you to try to help you decide if the harp is an instrument you would like to pursue further.
07-28
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Pilgrim's Bag Baroness Cairistiona de Coueran Ever thought about carrying a pilgrim's bag instead of carrying a bulky basket? You can free up your hands, and it is a great way to keep your modern items out of sight. Learn how you can make a pilgrim's bag, out of cloth or leather.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Hounds Abound! Lady Fiona the PRepared Come learn about hounds in the Middle Ages! We'll be looking at different types of hounds, how they were cared for, how they were hunted and how they fit into everyday life.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
07-28
14:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
07-28
14:00
2.0 Battlefield Armored Rose: Lecture Duchess Elina of Beckenham Based on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical, physiological and psychological differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, plus how to make the most of them. Tendons, adrenaline, hormones and society all have an impact. See how they play a part in changing the fight.
07-28
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian A Lord Maurin Lessault Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy.
07-28
14:30
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent 30 Seconds and A Capo THL Vincenzo da Brescia Convert your guitar into a lute! Includes a tutorial and examples of period tablature; feel free to bring your own instrument but it isn't required
07-28
15:00
0.75 A&S 1 The Beauty of Brevity Baroness Annabelle Makmyllane Speaking beautifully and inspirationally without taking hours to do it. We will be exploring resources that inspire us and, hopefully, you as well.
07-28
15:00
1.5 A&S 3 Intoduction to Labyrinths THL Ambros Kyrielle It matters not if you are Tudor or Turk, Norseman or Nepalese, Breton or Borgia, labyrinths are a part of your world. Topics covered are "What is a labyrinth?" ; categories and types; how to draw one; and a whirlwind tour of labyrinths in period. From storytelling devices to dancing floors, from monster trap to heavenly road the labyrinth has meant many things to many peoples. Brought to you by "That Chalk Labyrinth Guy."
07-28
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Social: A Recurring Non-Activity Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid Modeled after something seen in the Canton of Whyt Whey some years ago, the Canton of Black Icorndall started a weekly "Canton Social" which has proven to be very successful in terms of general socializing, encouraging niche or not-quite-SCA (even non-SCA) activities as well as serving as a staging ground to relaunch a regional fighter practice, rekindle dance practice and more. It also serves as a good venue for newcomers with so much going on. Join us for a discussion of the model, our successes, some things to watch out for and more! Learn what we've learned since starting to offer this class, and bring more ideas to the table!
07-28
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Eick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs. (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated.
07-28
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles A Pennsic Dance Staff Never danced before? No problem! We'll start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun branles from 16th-century France.
07-28
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
07-28
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
07-28
15:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Being in Tune in Period Lord Thomas Haworth An introduction to the sound of tuning schemes using ratios, as used in medieval and Renaissance music. I use recorded sounds.
07-28
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Lunch Counters for Fun and Profit THL Maleachi How to get the most out of your lunch counter and still make sure people are properly fed without having a lot left over while making money. Sample recipes, portioning, cost breakdown and budgets will be discussed.
07-28
16:00
1.5 A&S 10 Chainmaille for Beginners Lady Jocelyn of Black Diamond This is a simple introduction to chainmaille. In total, there will be three weaves taught on three separate days (one weave per day). Weaves taught will be European 4-in-1, Byzantine, and Half Persian 3-in-1.
07-28
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Sex in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Handouts are limited, but I will also have CDs of the material for $1.
07-28
16:00
1.5 Blue List Armored Rose: Field Class Duchess Elina of Beckenham Based on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, and how to make the most of them. Best taken in conjunction with the lecture course, this is a physical demonstration where students and teachers will try out the techniques covered in the lecture.
07-28
17:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam Session Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Do you play the recorder? Would you like to play with others in a group setting? Read through Renaissance literature? Come join us. In the 90-minute session we will start with beginner/easy reading and then move towards harder music. If you're a youth player, then come at the beginning. If you're more advanced, then come halfway through. Bring your instrument or use one of ours. There will be soprano recorders available at $6.00 each, and alto recorders for $12.00.
07-28
18:00
1.5 A&S 10 Henna Body Art for Beginners Lady Parvati Chandravanshi From mixing paste from the best ingredients, to safety instruction and building your first designs, we will focus on the basics for great henna.
07-28
18:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Chifting to Sunset: Relaxing Belly Dance Jowhara Class includes Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation), taqsim belly dance, and yoga poses suitable for belly dance floor work. We will explore the chiftitelli rhythm with combinations and improvisation. A relaxing way to end the day and welcome evening. Please bring a yoga mat, shoes and a veil. All ages are welcome. Musicians are welcome!
07-28
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-28
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Join us all evening for dancing by request.
07-29
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-29
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-29
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B The Tournament: A Festival for All Artisans Row In the SCA we often equate the word tournament to combat or competition ... but that is just a small part of what tournaments were during most of the Middle Ages. Non-combatant activities had a very important role and filled most of the time. Tournaments were a venue for spectators, musicians, dancers, cooks, heralds. In fact, they were a microcosm of the SCA in general. Join us to learn about ways to bring your persona's passion to the lists whether you are a fighter, consort, artist or herald... or stop by and share your experience with others. Combat is not permitted in the University, but combatants will be there to entertain and amuse the gallery as well as converse with and answer questions for those who have interest in the martial aspect of tournaments.
07-29
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Cheesemakers / Dairy Arts Day Artisans Row Blessed are the Cheesemakers who make tasty bits. Come play with us and experience some tasty, tantalizing treats. See what you can make and learn how cheese is made.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 2: Students will continue to learn more braids on foam disk. There will be four new braids taught in this class. Students will also learn how to finish braids in many different styles.
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Helping at Herald's Point: Not Just for Heralds! Lady Alana O'Keeve We need more help at Herald's Point than just Heralds! We need artists, exchequers, colorists, etc. We have ice cream and phone chargers! Possible tour of Herald's Point at the end of class depending on weather conditions.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Gardening for Beginners Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Do you want to garden, but don't know how? This class will cover the basics of how to grow your own food and herbs. We will discuss site choice, soils, sun, pollinators, pests, and more.
07-29
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Anglo-Saxon Context: Franks Carolingia Merovingia Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the Merovingian, Carolingian, Holy Roman Empire, and other Frankish kingdoms, and how that interaction impacted the Anglo-Saxons.
07-29
09:00
5.5 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 5 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
07-29
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Introduction to Runes Lady Arastorm Runes are a system of writing that is now best known as a tool for divination, but has been more, from basic communication to magickal practice. This workshop will give an overview of what the runes have been and can be, and give you direction on how to proceed in your studies.
07-29
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Old English Dances THL Henry of Maldon It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn old English dances fun for all ages. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
07-29
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Teas and Why We Love Them! Lady Mikalina Lydushka Pavlovna This class will cover the history, the diversity and properties of the teas we love! We will cover the many kinds of tea, from white to black, from whole leaf to dusting, the many health benefits, and the preparation the many different kinds of teas! We will have a tea party to enjoy a few of the diverse kinds of teas available. Sorry, due to dietary restrictions, bring your own cookies! There will be some recipes and brewing instructions in the handout.
07-29
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 Breastfeeding and Babywearing Support Group Lady Dianimh Ban Breastfeeders and babywearers, unite. Come join us If you are a babywearer, pregnant or nursing (any age child), if you are an exclusive pumper, or if you are a support person or educator. Everyone is welcome to come, hang out and learn about breastfeeding, babywearing and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and babywearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favourite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional babywearing.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! I will focus on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches.
07-29
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2.0 A&S 8 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
07-29
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1.0 A&S 10 Sprang: Basics and Beyond Viscount Eva vanOldebroek Learn a new thread manipulation skill! Open to beginners and to all who would like to expand to new techniques as well.
07-29
10:00
1.5 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.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dance for English Feet:Bizzarria d'Amore THL Gianna Vettori Italian dances can seem intimidating for dancers just getting steady on their English Country feet. Negri's Bizzaria d'Amore is a simple Italian dance for couples that translates easily into ECD terminology. For as many couples as will in sets of two.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot and other Card Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review the card games previously taught, including tarot. You can practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Christmas (Music) in July Lady Siri Toivosdotter Bring your singing voice or instrument to a music-reading session featuring SCA-period Christmas/Yule music for 12th Night or Wassail. Public domain music, handout provided, no charge. This class is a repeat from Pennsic 42 and 43.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
07-29
10:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder lane) How to Demonstrate Blacksmithing Lord Drogo Rabenwald Discussion for advanced to beginners on how to do a successful demo. Tips and tricks on how to and not to make a fool of yourself for an entertaining and educational demonstration of blacksmithing.
07-29
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-29
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Silk Road Dance 101: Intro to Belly Dance Christy Fricks Part lecture, part dance class. Christy Fricks of Sulukule introduces you to the cultural historical background of the dance we call belly dance and teach you some of the basic movements you need to begin confidently belly dancing around the campfire. All levels of ability welcome.
07-29
10:30
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set-up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-29
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
07-29
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 201 (Intermediate) Lord William Kilmaron Intermediate 3-ball juggling. Learn several basic tricks, such as crosses, snatches, and reverse cascade. We may work our way into basic 2-, 4-, and 5-ball juggling as they apply. Juggling balls will be available for use and purchase.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
07-29
11:00
1.5 A&S 2 Heraldry Design Basics THL 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.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Beekeeping 101 Master Caelin on Andrede So you want to start keeping bees. We've been through it and will tell you what to do, what not to do, and give you a few hard won tips.We will have equipment (but no bees) for you to play.
07-29
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Pennsic Homes, Part 1 - Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A discussion of period carts and wagons, what adaptations work to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily 'Gypsy' wagons. There are many different uses, from kitchens or showers to sleeping to 'gracious living'. Also, various building materials that work or don't work, etc. A look at my wagons and some of my neighbors after the class, and a map of others who are willing to let you look.
07-29
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent All About Branles THL Henry of Maldon For those who have some orientation to Arbeau's branles, we'll be going over as much information about as many branles as we can get to in one class.
07-29
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"! $20 Material Fee includes your choice of Home of Poi - Sock Poi and a storage pouch. Handout with class review & contacts. Refreshments are also served.
07-29
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Fundamentals of Voice Production Lady Ursula Mortimer Learn the basics of vocal technique. This is an active, participatory class for those who have never had a voice lesson. Those who can stand comfortably will be asked to do so for much of the class, but all the activities can be adapted to a seated position.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling for Saxons Lord Calvius Nero A persona-focused introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the Anglo-Saxon-style of enameling. If you have wire working tools, please bring them along. Will have finished item. Maximum of six participants.
07-29
12:00
1.5 A&S 5 Introduction to Monumental Brasses Master Duncan Blackwater An introduction to monumental brasses which will cover history of brasses, art and craftsmanship, types, historic workshops, evolution, rubbings.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 7 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Researching on the Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Hints about how to use this info for documentation. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Henna 101 THL Asalah al-Hina A hands-on beginner look at henna history, application, and design. Participants will receive an instructional handout and henna cone.
07-29
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Traditional Norwegian Brewing Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Ale and beer: the joy of life! If one has bread, one also has beer, rich in vitamin B. We will explore the entire process from malting the grain to taking the first sip. Recipes, folklore, the tools used, brewing charms, and more will also be presented.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance from the West Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Jack O'Lent, a fun, complex, and decidedly non-typical English Country Dance for sets of three couples! Stingo, which is a little more typical but only so much so with a crazy fun last verse, will be added if time allows. This is an advanced class.
07-29
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp, with hand tools.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/ drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year!
07-29
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. While no performance has been scheduled, it won't be ruled out. These sessions are sponsored by the Known World Choir. (Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 7/29@12pm; 7/30@5pm; 7/31@5pm; 8/2@2pm(*AMPI); 8/3@5pm)
07-29
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Mixing Paints for Scribes: Shading and Highlights THL Subetei Al-Qulan An overview of basic color theory with a step-by-step process for mixing and applying gouache to show dimension using shadows and highlights. This class is designed to help those scribes who may not have taken basic art classes and who seek to understand how light affects the way colors are interpreted by our eyes. Paint and mixing tools provided, bring your own brushes, I will have a small number on hand to borrow.
07-29
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Throw Away Your Wristwatch: Basic and Advanced Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Basic course (first 10 minutes) teaches several ways to tell time. Advanced course delves into the science and teaches more ways to tell time so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Intermediate Heraldic Research Roundtable Lady Lillia de Vaux Where do you go when the usual sources just don't have what you need? Have skills you'd like to pass on to newer heralds? Come share your favorite sources and research tips in a roundtable format. Intended for heralds of all experience levels. Handout provided.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Fun with Body Parts I: Relics Lady Svea the Short-sighted Miscellaneous body parts more precious than jewels? An irreverent look at the cult of the saints, a phenomenon which led to an international business in bones, daring thefts and major con jobs.
07-29
13:00
3.0 A&S 10 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools Master Gunnarr Alfljot Silversmithing on a budget. Survey and demonstration of tools for use with nonferrous metals. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tarts, Shells, and a Pie from the 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Tart of milk, eggs, sugar and ginger, pastry shells of eggs and cheese, & a pie of marzipan, pine nuts and raisins from the 1549 Italian Banchetti.
07-29
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Chigi Dances THL Margherita Battistina Come learn dances from one of the earliest manuals of 16th-century Italian dances. All experience levels welcome. Possible dances: Rose E Viole, Spagnioletta, Contra Passo.
07-29
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review board games previously taught and provide opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
07-29
13:00
4.0 House Stormhaven (N21) Weave and Sing Mistress Mahin Banu Tabrizi Join us for an afternoon of weaving and singing. Bring your loom and song books. Weave, sing or both.
07-29
13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent The Pilgrimage Project Lady Bugga Bilibit For the past two years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell of Montserrat and the Cantigas of Santa Maria. Come learn these songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Date of Pilgrimage TBD, an afternoon during War Week.
07-29
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Who Were the Cooks? Master Victor of Shrewsbury You’ve eaten food inspired by their recipes. Perhaps you’ve even read their cookbooks. But who were those cooks whose writings were popular in the Middle Ages? A whirlwind tour of some of those fascinating individuals!
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Early Period Fire Starting Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Introduction to basic fire starting using flint and steel along with natural items found in the local area. Primarily focused on Viking Era and how we can include this skill in our SCA and re-enactment settings. It will also include a history of primitive fire starting, what items were used, and how it has evolved. This is a hands-on class.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 You Are What You Eat: Humoural Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta An overview of the theory of balancing the human condition through food.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
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14:00
2.0 A&S 8 Quick and Easy Handmade Largesse Lady Droen O'Rourke A discussion about largesse: why we should give it, why you should make it, and what options are out there. We will make a couple of examples.
07-29
14:00
1.5 A&S 12 The Draugar: The Undead in Icelandic Sagas Baron Fridrikr Tomasson The Walking Dead in the Sagas. An overview and discussion of revenants in Icelandic medieval literature.
07-29
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner A Mistress Briana Douglas Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball!
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 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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15:00
1.5 A&S 5 Imperial Roman Hairstyling Lady Jael ben Ari How did the Romans do their 'dos?
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15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
07-29
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 16th-Century Italian A Lady Rebecca da Firenze Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple late 16th-century Italian dances.
07-29
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Participants perform a piece of their choosing, 3 to 5 minutes long. They receive personal feedback and attention to enhance performance skills. Any style of performance is acceptable.
07-29
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
07-29
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Make-and-Take Bog Dress Allys of Severn Learn some history; leave with a complete piece of lightweight garb with handmade fibulae, no sewing. Bring small pliers if you have them. Donations for materials gratefully accepted.
07-29
16:00
2.0 A&S 11 Basic Jewelry-Making, or How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics on 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.
07-29
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Prostitution in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period.
07-29
16:00
2.0 Dance Tent Four 15th-C Italian Dances You'll Want to Know Gregory Blount This class will cover some of the most common, yet infrequently taught, dances from 15th-century Italy: Amoroso, Anello, Gelosia, and Rostiboli. We'll learn the basics, and then learn how to play with the stories that all of these dances tell.
07-29
16:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
07-29
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
07-29
17:00
1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
07-29
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Glass Painting Lady Moll Sotherden Learn "Basic Glass Painting", the same technique found to do wording and faces in churches. Also, scribes! Learn how to put words on glass. You'll work on a small piece that will get fired onsite. If you've seen any stained glass scrolls given out in court, this is the method I use! (Scribes, please bring a nib holder.)
07-29
18:00
1.5 A&S 10 Chainmaille for Beginners Lady Jocelyn of Black Diamond This is a simple introduction to chainmaille. In total, there will be three weaves taught on three separate days (one weave per day). Weaves taught will be European 4-in-1, Byzantine, and Half Persian 3-in-1.
07-29
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
07-29
19:00
1.0 A&S 4 Glass Fusing for Total Beginners Lady Moll Sotherden This class, which covers introductory glass fusing, is very, very basic. It is geared toward total beginners with no glass experience. Students will learn basic terminology as well as assemble a small piece to be fused on site. If you are taking the Stained Glass Track, the piece you make in this class can be included in your final piece!
07-29
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-29
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
07-29
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Join us all evening for dancing by request.
07-30
08:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-30
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-30
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Period Sauces and Mustards Artisans Row Creation of period sauces and mustards.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Wireworkers Day Artisans Row Wire weaving, bead wrapping and more.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
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09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
07-30
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting (and Basic Design) 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! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass. This class is required for the Stained Glass Track being offered this year.
07-30
09:00
1.75 A&S 5 So... You Want to Be Mayor? Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy In-depth discussion of the requirements, needs, and time commitment for the position of Mayor of Pennsic War.
07-30
09:00
1.5 A&S 6 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago THL Morien MacBain We will examine the legends, history, and lore of the Camino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. Taught by former pilgrims. ¡Buen camino!
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Intermediate Gardening Lady Raziya Bint Rusa If you know a few things about gardening, but feel you could learn some more, come and stop by. This class will continue where "Gardening for Beginners" left off. We will cover earthworm issues, plant adaptation, composting ratios, and more.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Lady 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 out and learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. We'll finish class by decorating a small wool needle book! Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them.
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4.0 A&S 11 Basic Coining Viscount Chandra Panthi Striking basic coins from punched dies. Die preparation, creating punches, using those punches to make dies, and striking coins. Somewhat messy.
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1.0 A&S 12 Anglo-Saxon Context- Scandinavia ("Vikings") Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the Scandinavian cultures. It is too easy to consider them simply as the Vikings, either raiding the coasts, or inhabiting the Danelaw (or in the 11th century- ruling England). We'll try to differentiate between Norse and Danes; how they, from Vendel to Icelandic periods, dealt with the English.
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1.0 A&S 13 Tools of the Flame Mistress Keely the Tinker Discussion course designed to aid the beginning beadworker. We will discuss the tools, equipment and materials needed to begin making glass beads. Perfect for someone who may be thinking of flamework as a hobby, but unsure of the tools needed and their costs.
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7.5 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
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3.0 A&S 15 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
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1.0 Dance Tent Bouncy Dances for Squirrelly Children Mistress Felice Debbage Let's be frogs! Or kangaroos! Bring your little ones for lively French dances creatively adapted to entertain the pre-K crowd. Pease Bransle, Double Bransle, Montard Bransle, and others. Silly parents are welcome as well!
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2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Illumination: Loving the Dot Baroness Emma Makilmone So you've seen those beautiful manuscripts and thought you'd love to learn how to create one on your own, but surely they are too daunting! Well, I'd like to show you how to visually break down complicated scroll designs into more manageable and doable elements. You'll even try your hand at a few of them! Materials available for the fee, or bring your own.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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1.0 A&S 1 Egyptian Fractions & Problems from Rhind Papyrus. Lord Alaxandr The Egyptians didn't use 7/8, but rather unit fractions, e.g., 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8. Why, and what are the benefits of that system? We'll explore this topic and see how to convert to and from the system we use today. Also, we'll look at a few of the math problems posed on a major piece of archaeological wonder, the Rhind Papyrus.
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2.0 A&S 3 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
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2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch, learn how to use the picot as decorative element, and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
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1.0 A&S 8 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography. How the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
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1.0 A&S 9 Successful Bardic Circles from a Bard's POV Lady Maeve Ronan Interested in running a bardic circle? Have questions? We'll outline and discuss hints and tips to running a circle that keeps the bards coming back.
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2.0 A&S 12 Pleatwork Apron Make-and-Take Baroness Genoveva von Lübeck A hands-on, instructional class on smocking, or honeycomb pleatwork, the gathering method commonly seen in German Renaissance clothing (but also popular for hundreds of years throughout Europe). You will make your own apron to wear around camp in style! We'll also discuss pleating in general as we work, and students can read my 30-page research paper on historical pleating techniques. Materials available for 10 people, or bring your own medium-weight, WHITE linen (1 yard).
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1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
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1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dance for English Feet: Contrapasso en Due THL Gianna Vettori Italian dances can often seem quite intimidating for dancers just getting steady on their English Country feet. Caroso's Contrapasso en Due is a simple Italian dance for couples that translates easily into English Country Dance terminology. For as many couples as will.
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2.0 Fiber Arts Pavilion (Flaming Gryphon Camp/W-07) Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to warp one on a smaller and more human scale. We'll be working in pairs, with space for up to 12 people working hands-on. We'll have a follow-up class with hands-on practice weaving on the warp we've created.
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1.0 Games Tent Game of the Goose Lord István Nyiregyhazi Period game in the style of Chutes and Ladders. The game is purely deterministic (dice-based) so it is suitable for children, but for adults it is often played with stakes to make repeated play more interesting. We will review the rules and then play through a game, dice willing.
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4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New this year: Students will build a Coptic sketch book with wood covers and exposed spine using techniques used in Egypt in the 4th century.
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1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Zills Darling! Zills! Christy Fricks This is going to be fabulous. We are going to play them for an hour and dance, sweat, smile and Loove It! Bring your own. (I only have a few spares to loan.) All levels of zill players are encouraged and welcome. At least basic to intermediate level belly dance experience is highly recommended. Bring water.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Early Bird Tournament Master Maximilian der Zauberer Pick fights, take names and get acquainted. The purpose of this tourney isn't to win the most bouts, but to find the most interesting facts about your opponents. "More talk! Less fighting!" Who will the MIC give the bird to this year?
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
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2.0 A&S 4 Glass Cutting "Sheet to Shiny" 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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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101 (Beginner) Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
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1.0 A&S 1 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a later Muslim.
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1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
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1.0 A&S 6 Fingerloop Braiding for Beginners Lady Fionnghualla Mhic Cealleigh Hands-on; learn a five-loop braiding technique. Useful as decoration or cording. With slight variation it can be made into lanyard for tokens.
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1.5 A&S 8 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials THL Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
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1.0 A&S 9 The What, Where and When of Bards Lord Richard Wyn What a bard was in period compared to other performance arts, and what a bard is in the current Middle Ages.
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1.0 A&S 13 If Looks Could Kill: Evil Eye Amulets Mistress Keely the Tinker The history of amulets used against the Evil Eye through many cultures and time periods. Discussion of the amulet types plus scholars' deductions of why those amulets are the size, shape or color and style. Class for adults only. Reason: Some amulets are phallic in nature. Some discussion of male and female anatomy. Photos and objects of a phallic nature.
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1.0 Dance Tent Canary, With Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova The Canary is a 16th-century dance with swagger and foot-stamping. I will teach a simplified pattern that will let you start having fun with it.
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1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
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3.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Building a Bread Oven Lord Mykeal Halfdan This hands-on class will cover the planning and building of a cob oven for camp use in baking bread. This will be a multi-day class of at least three days.
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2.0 Amphitheater Inner Motion-Physical Improvisation THL Juliane Bechaumpe Remember rolling down the hill, splashing in the mud and dancing in the rain as a child? Where on earth did that spontaneity go? Spend some time finding it again in a supportive, no stress atmosphere through physical improvisational group games. Whether you act, sing, tell stories, dance, play a musical instrument, or just want to move in the most stunning manner possible in a houppelande, bring a new dimension to your art by exploring your own personal movement potential. All physical abilities welcome. There may be ground work involved, but all exercises can be adapted for chairs.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
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1.0 A&S 3 Jewish Astrology Lord Yaakov HaMizrachi Avraham Ibn Ezra, one of the great Jewish scholars of the first half of the 12th century, authored a classic textbook on Jewish astrology called Reishit Chachma (translation, "The Foundation (lit. Beginning) of Wisdom." In this text, Ibn Ezra details Jewish astrological theories and how they differ from the theories of the Greeks, the Arabs, and other astrological systems of the day. The class will be taught in persona, and students are encouraged (but not required) to likewise remain "in persona." We will cover (a) why the study of astrology is a science, not a form of divination, and therefore permitted in Jewish law; (b) references to astrology in the prayers, laws and works of the sages -- further demonstrating that astrology is a science and not a prohibited form of divination; (c) the underlying relationship between the 12 classic astrological signs, the 12 tribes of Jacob, the 7 spheres, and the elements of creation; and (d) the uses of astrology for the casting of horoscopes for individuals, for places, for significant events, and other applications.
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1.5 A&S 5 Intro to Safavid Women's Clothing and Accessories THL Asalah al-Hina Learn the basics of Safavid Persian (16th century) dress and accessories, as well as the difference between Persian and Ottoman clothing.
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1.0 A&S 6 The Letter of Prester John Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey A legend of the early 12th century told of a Christian king/priest who presided over a kingdom surrounded by Muslims which was full of untold riches and strange creatures. Prester John would come to the aid of the Crusaders in Jerusalem. Believers continued to look for his kingdom up to the 16th century C.E. It was even thought that Prester John was the foster father of Genghis Khan! Come learn more about this fascinating and popular myth.
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1.0 A&S 7 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that are not in the kitchen.
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1.0 A&S 9 Medieval Modes Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Wondering how to make a tune sound more medieval? Go beyond major and minor keys, and learn about modes. We'll start at Do-Re-Mi, then go on. Previous music theory not necessary. We'll learn how to figure out the mode of almost any pre-written song. Handout includes a period song in every mode. Bring a pencil.
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2.0 A&S 12 A History of Buttons Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou We will look at the different buttons used from the Bronze Age through our period. What did they look like? How were they used? Where were they worn? What were they made from?
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1.5 A&S 15 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
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1.5 Barony of Roaring Wastes (N18) An Organized Tent Is a Happy Tent Lord Eric Edwardson Discussion class with tips on organizing your tent for a more pleasurable Pennsic.
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1.0 Dance Tent A History of Dance in the SCA Gregory Blount The dance that we do in the SCA has changed dramatically over 50 years. Come learn how it used to be, and help fill in the gaps of history.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/ drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year!
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time while creating a staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30 pm.
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2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane) A Blacksmith's Double Chamber Bellows Lord Drogo Rabenwald A display of the inner workings of a two-chamber blacksmith's bellows, including the valves and how they are made. Will also have descriptions of how the skin is attached and pattern-making of the whole process.
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1.0 A&S 4 Period Stained Glass Basics Lord Brynn Herleifsson Discussion of materials, techniques, and primary sources used in period stained glass work, including vitreous paints, silver stain, design considerations, lead came technique, etc. Discussion will also include an overview of primary sources and other resources for research. Practical hands-on will not be available, but many examples will be available for viewing. This class intended for someone doing modern copper foil work who wants to try more period techniques.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Mixing Paints for Scribes: Shading and Highlights THL Subetei Al-Qulan An overview of basic color theory with a step-by-step process for mixing and applying gouache to show dimension using shadows and highlights. This class is designed to help those scribes who may not have taken basic art classes and who seek to understand how light affects the way colors are interpreted by our eyes. Paint and mixing tools provided, bring your own brushes, I will have a small number on hand to borrow.
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4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Customer Service THL Wu Yun Are you a new herald? Are you an extra-crispy herald? Either way, come hear about ways to better serve your group with a few simple changes in how you see the office.
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1.0 A&S 3 Fun with Body Parts II: Pilgrimage Lady Svea the Short-sighted Need the personal intervention of a saint? Pay him or her a visit! An irreverent look at the hundreds of thousands who left home on pilgrimage: who went, why, and where. Taught by someone who has been to the Big Three: Compostela, Rome, Jerusalem.
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1.0 A&S 6 Period Pavilion Paper Craft Make-and-Take Alexander von Lübeck Come learn how pavilions (tents) were made historically using basic construction techniques. Students will make a paper craft pavilion in the shape of their choice to take back to their own camp. Please bring scissors appropriate to your age (no sewing will be done).
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3.0 A&S 7 A Taste of Bobbin Lace Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Sample simple bobbin lace techniques while making a bracelet! Ages 10+ are welcome. Tools, pattern, thread and clasps will be provided. This course is intended as a quick, no-investment introduction to the techniques of bobbin lace.
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1.0 A&S 8 How To Make Fancy Pants Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is about the construction and wearing of Renaissance pants such as slops, “pumpkin pants,” and pluderhose. Just what every Landsknecht needs, though it will help with any late period pants. Might talk about the famous Janet Arnold Upsala/Sture pluderhose with the “bum” as well as other cool pant stuff.
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1.0 A&S 9 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.
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1.5 A&S 10 Adventure with Sourdough Lady Miriam bat Pessah Learn how to grow and maintain sourdough culture used to bake bread in period. Take home some starter for your own baking.
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2.0 A&S 13 Learn to Drop Spin THL Catherine of deva Never spun or had a hard time learning? Learn to drop spin using a top whorl spindle. All supplies will be provided. Spindles can be purchased.
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1.0 Dance Tent Contentezza D'Amore Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contentezza D'Amore, one of the most beautiful of the 16th-century balli! I will be teaching the version from Nobiltà di Dame, Master Caroso's second book, wherein he corrects all the errors of his first; if you think you already know it, be warned! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
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1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will go over the rules of tarot, the card game, and play it.
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1.0 University Point That Poysoned Weed Allys of Severn Learn some of the period history of poison ivy, then journey the grounds to learn to recognize it and similar, but harmless, plants, and keep your campsite clear. Wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Teacher not responsible for any resulting itches.
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1.5 A&S 4 Advanced Period Stained Glass Lord Brynn Herleifsson A discussion of period silver stain formulas, construction, design considerations, and kiln building. This is not hands-on, but there will be example pieces to examine.
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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 A&S 1 Indian Kutchwork / Marash Embroidery II Mistress Safiya bint Suleiman Interlaced herringbone medallions and complex borders. Pattern reading and making. Beginner class or prior experience required
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1.0 A&S 2 Resubs, Appeals, and Requests for Reconsideration Lady Lillia de Vaux When a name or armory submission is returned, submitters have several options: resubmitting, sending an appeal, and requesting reconsideration. This class will discuss how to read and interpret a return decision, the differences between the options and when to use them, and resources that can help.
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1.0 A&S 3 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
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1.0 A&S 5 Norse Underdress Drafting: Basic Pieced Style Lady Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Drafting of early period pieced-style underdress. Learn how to conserve fabric and make a well-fitted dress. Pattern drafting. Learn how to hand finish visible seams as well. Bring paper, pencil, and measuring tape.
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1.0 A&S 6 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 8 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
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1.0 A&S 9 Improvised Storytelling Master Ruaidhri an Cu Have you ever been asked to tell a story but the person before you in the circle just told the only one you know? Have you ever forgotten your tale in the midst of telling? Well, worry no more! This class will focus on the development of quick thinking and creative story composition.
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2.0 A&S 12 Hand and Foot Massage for Lovers and Others Lady Crimson Kate McPhee Be the most popular gentle in camp! Learn simple techniques to relax friends and loved ones. Pennsic is hard on the body, particularly the feet. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your innate massage skills. Bring a partner, but If you don't have one, you will be paired up with a fellow classmate. Wear comfortable clothing and easy-to-remove footwear. Also, bring a towel or mat to lie on the floor.
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2.0 Battlefield Armored Rose: Lecture Duchess Elina of Beckenham Based on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical, physiological and psychological differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, plus how to make the most of them. Tendons, adrenaline, hormones and society all have an impact. See how they play a part in changing the fight.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Measures A (Inns of Court) THL Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple middle class dances from Elizabethan England.
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1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Enchant with Your Dance Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills For all levels. How to be an enchanting and memorable performer. Exercises in breath, movement, stillness, emotion, weight, tension... Use the moves you already know to best effect. Write a visual poem in dance!
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of The Belle of Battle by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Needle-Woven Pouch THL Egill the Loomwright A simple needle-weaving method and loom for creating a woven pouch or bag. Loom and string provided; take your work home with you.
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2.0 South Battlefield Whack-a-Roo Tourney Sir Gregory of Loch Swan Meet and beat on Lochac heavy fighters. A record number of Lochac heavy fighters will be attending Pennsic this year. This is a “Meet, Greet and Bash” Tourney. No prizes other than the prize of testing your mettle against Lochac’s finest. Single- or three-person teams, single-kill tourney. Lochac Kingdom rules. No killing from behind; must engage the fighter to fight.
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3.5 A&S 4 Assembling Stained Glass Panels Lord Brynn Herleifsson The last step of the "Sheet to Shiny" track: assembling your stained glass panel! Must have participated in previous classes.
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1.0 A&S 6 What’s So Great About the Mongols? THL Bojei Temur And why are they so exciting to study and recreate? Learn fascinating facts about the Mongolian Empire and how this culture still affects us.
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3.0 A&S 9 Interpretive Skills for Bards Lady Faye de Trees A few years ago I had a bardic aha! moment. I could use my mundane skills as an interpreter to be a better bard! Come and learn from a Certified Interpretive Trainer about how interpretation connects the hearts and minds of your audience to the story you share. You can adapt these skills for any type of performance or better staying in persona.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Wet Felting - Viking style Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Wool was used for many things during the Viking Era. Come play with wool and water and learn the art of felting wool. Make sure you wear clothes that you can get wet and soapy.
07-30
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country A THL Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple English Country Dances.
07-30
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
07-30
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
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15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
07-30
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
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16:00
2.0 A&S 1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Sources for Islamic Persona: A Discussion Master Cariadoc Anyone with such a persona, interested in developing one, or with suggestions of how to develop one, is welcome to join in.
07-30
16:00
1.5 A&S 6 Simplified Roman Garb for Ladies (On the Cheap) Lady Jael ben Ari Basic Roman garb: light-weight clothing that looks great on anyone, on the cheap.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Myths & Misconceptions Lord Lucas Livingston Who really built the pyramids and what are their hidden secrets? Why were the Egyptians obsessed with death? And was Cleopatra black or white? With a nod to the venerable Top Ten list and a hearty dose of scholastic irreverence, we'll tackle some of the most popular myths perpetuated today about ancient Egyptian civilization and explore some of the ways this ancient culture has lived on through late antiquity, into the medieval era and beyond. Adapted by the author from a series of Ancient Art Podcast episodes.
07-30
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2.0 A&S 8 Beaded Flowers Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature tea rose in the style of the beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice.
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16:00
1.5 Blue List Armored Rose: Field Class Duchess Elina of Beckenham Based on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, and how to make the most of them. Best taken in conjunction with the lecture course, this is a physical demonstration where students and teachers will try out the techniques covered in the lecture.
07-30
16:00
1.0 Cynnabar (W02) Enhance Your Camp Lord Gregor Reinhardt von Holstein Join us at our camp to learn about how to make personal camp improvements that can enhance both its appearance as well as your own quality of life. Most projects are made from wood with basic tools and do not require special knowledge, skills, or equipment. Handouts will be available for each camp project ($1/handout), including our camp cart, kitchen worktable, sink with foot pump, trestle table, benches, chairs, clothes rack, armor stand, canvas organizer, and more.
07-30
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Whose Partner Am I Anyway? THL Gianna Vettori Why settle for dancing with one partner when you can dance with both! Learn three fun, flirty, and fickle four-person Playford dances including Rufty Tufty, Heart's Ease, and Cuckolds All in A Row. Basic ECD steps will be reviewed. Beginner+.
07-30
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Folk Tunes of the Elizabethan Era Gregory Blount Learn to sing some Elizabethan music, including various broadside ballads and tunes collected by Thomas Ravenscroft, the first collector and publisher of folk music.
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17:00
0.75 A&S 3 The Beauty of Brevity Baroness Annabelle Makmyllane Speaking beautifully and inspirationally without taking hours to do it. We will be exploring resources that inspire us and, hopefully, you as well.
07-30
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. While no performance has been scheduled, it won't be ruled out. These sessions are sponsored by the Known World Choir. (Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 7/29@12pm; 7/30@5pm; 7/31@5pm; 8/2@2pm(*AMPI); 8/3@5pm)
07-30
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Practical Feast Stewarding THL Maleachi A discussion on how to plan, price, budget, portion and execute a feast. We will go over budgeting, scheduling, portion control, things that can (and probably will) go wrong, and timing.
07-30
18:00
1.5 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.
07-30
18:30
1.0 Amphitheater The Creepy Bard at the Ampitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, and Eva Sutherland, his apprentice, regale you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
07-30
18:30
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Amulets Mistress Keely the Tinker Demonstration of sculptural techniques to make amphora and juglet amulets, Byzantine stamped amulets, Thor’s hammers and Phoenician head beads. Not a hands-on course. Designed for intermediate to advanced level bead makers. Will demonstrate how to make each bead and discuss the history of each type of amulet.
07-30
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-30
20:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Oil Lamps Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oils were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safe oil lamps still are! Learn how to light your camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. New this year: a brief mention of 'fat' lamps will be included.
07-30
20:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Music and Dance Party! Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Start your evening off with a music jam and dancing! Really, that's it. Show up with your instruments and your hips! Wear period Middle Eastern garb for bonus points!
07-30
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Join us all evening for dancing by request.
07-31
08:00
2.5 Chirurgeons' Point 3rd Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: this is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
07-31
08:00
1.0 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 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
07-31
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-31
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
07-31
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Music Day Artisans Row Come and make music. Instrumental and vocal performers welcome. Novices, interested folk as well as experienced, all are welcome.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 3: New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Period Sources for Viking Bead Makers Master Sigulf Karlnar Learn where to find period examples of Viking beads to replicate. We will discuss web sources, books and glass sources. We will also discuss "period vs. period-like" beads.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Roses: Then and Now Lord Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 History of Stained Glass Lady Irene von Lassan We'll explore the history of of various techniques of stained glass in SCA period.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Fingerloop Braiding for Beginners Lady Fionnghualla Mhic Cealleigh Hands-on; learn a five-loop braiding technique. Useful as decoration or cording. With slight variation it can be made into lanyard for tokens.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Loo-Braided Purse Strings: It Takes Two THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair Drawstring cloth purses from the 12th-17th centuries often used two braided silk purse strings to pull them open and closed. These strings were made with silk finger loop braided lengths made by two braiders working side-by-side. The pair of purse strings were then inserted into the tops of the cloth purses in a special method that avoided the use of a casing. We will be hands-on in this class, pairing braiding students up to learn the cooperative braiding method used. While this class is not for beginners, the first 20 minutes will start with a warm-up/refresher of the single braid patterns before pairing braiders together. We will be using the doubled version of No. 2, Pursestringe- 3 Bos Reed, 2 Bos White-C.1600, 1630 OR No. 5, A Lace Baston - C.1475; A Stringe that Every Edge Shall Keepe His Collor -C.1600. Found in CA 108 or on the web at www.fingerloop.org. We will have handouts in class to detail and explain the joining moves not covered in CA 108. The class will start with a warm-up in braiding this 'round' braid as single braiders, then proceed to pairing up braiders to make a 'real' purse string. We have left extra braiding time for completion of one or two purse strings to make and take, hopefully. Embroidery thread/crochet cotton provided, or bring your own. Silk is used in the originals (mainly reeled silk), but embroidery thread is best to learn on if you are not totally proficient.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Anglo-Saxon Context- the Normans Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. The infamous problems that arose after the Norman Conquest went beyond the accommodations needed in the Danelaw or even under the rule of Cnut, We'll look at the Norman/Saxon cultural conflict that only gradually resolved to create Medieval England.
07-31
09:00
1.5 A&S 13 Reliquaries: Boxes for Bones THL Sciath ingen Chaennaig This class introduces the history of the Cult of the Saints from the perspective of reliquaries. The focus will include the development of reliquaries, their decoration and techniques used to create them.
07-31
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Fun Circle and Line Dances! THL Darius the Dancer It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.) This class will teach French bransles and English almans.
07-31
09:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intro to Middle Eastern Dance for Every Body Olah Erzebet Embracing bodies of all types and mobilities, this low-key dance class will go from an accounting of your resources to introducing a range of bellydance basics. We will be moving what can be moved, and shaking what we’ve got, so please dress comfortably!
07-31
10:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Cadels and Flourishes for Late Period Scrolls Lady Gwenhwyvar verch Owen apMorgan Hands-on class for learning how to easily create cadels and florishes for late period scrolls. View many examples from different countries and learn the difference between the two types of embellishment. I will have some easy-to-use guides and grid paper so we can work together and try things out. Please bring a calligraphy pen if you have one.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Illumination: Loving the Dot Baroness Emma Makilmone So you've seen those beautiful manuscripts and thought you'd love to learn how to create one on your own, but surely they are too daunting! Well, I'd like to show you how to visually break down complicated scroll designs into more manageable and doable elements. You'll even try your hand at a few of them! Materials available for the fee, or bring your own.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Planning and Cooking an SCA Feast Mistress Helen of Greyfells Learn about choosing recipes, budgeting, and organizing your time and resources. A service-oriented class, using medieval recipes.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 Breastfeeding and Babywearing Support Group Lady Dianimh Ban Breastfeeders and babywearers, unite. Come join us If you are a babywearer, pregnant or nursing (any age child), if you are an exclusive pumper, or if you are a support person or educator. Everyone is welcome to come, hang out and learn about breastfeeding, babywearing and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and babywearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favourite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional babywearing.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Periodness of the Pennsic Homes Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Many people love to see the Pennsic homes - those houses built on trailers - but how "period correct" are they? Did anything even remotely similar exist in the pre-17th-century world? Yes, it did. Handouts will be given showing various depictions of homes on wheels in illuminations.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Basic Period Ballads Master Ruaidhri an Cu Learn some period ballads for your next bardic circle or your random stroll through the market place. Students will be provided with a small repertoire of ballads in the class handout (lyrics and sheet music). Recordings of ballads taught in the class and a collection of over 200 period songs will be available for purchase ($10 each).
07-31
10:00
2.0 Dance Tent The Steps of 15th-Century Italian Dancing Gregory Blount This class will teach you everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about 15th-century Italian dance steps. We will cover all of the steps in all of the meters, and work on making them look good.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Fiber Arts Pavilion (Flaming Gryphon Camp/W-07) Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to weave on one on a smaller and more human scale. Using the warp we created in the previous class, we'll be working in pairs, learning how to weave a tabby weave, with discussions on working with more complex weaves. We'll have space for up to 12 people working hands-on. This is a follow-up class for the "Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom" class.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review board games previously taught and provide opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of The Belle of Battle by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
07-31
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-31
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 201 (Intermediate) Lord William Kilmaron Intermediate 3-ball juggling. Learn several basic tricks, such as crosses, snatches, and reverse cascade. We may work our way into basic 2-, 4-, and 5-ball juggling as they apply. Juggling balls will be available for use and purchase.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Let's Be Frank: Improving Your Carolingian Persona Lothar Tips for making and acquiring the appropriate items for a Carolingian Frankish persona. Focuses on clothing (male and female), but also includes accessories, weapons, and armor. Even Charlemagne himself will be envious after you take this class.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Causes for Armory Returns and How to Avoid Them Brunissende Dragonette It is always disappointing to see a heraldic submission returned. A few common problems cause most of the armory returns. We will see what these frequent problems are in order to avoid them. For heralds and non-heralds.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Broadside Ballads and Ballad Mongers THL Juliane Bechaumpe An overview of the rise of the Broadside Ballad in Elizabethan England.Our main focus will be ballad content, Ballad Mongers' techniques,tricks and other elements that make Broadsides a window on the commoner's life at that time.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Beginner's Fingerloop Braiding THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair It’s easier than you think. Anyone from 5 to 90 can do it. So come learn how to make a spiral braid. (www.fingerloop.org. A lace bend rounde of eight bowes-circa 1475). Time allowing, I‘ll also demonstrate a simple braid great for medallion cords. Young children may need assistance but are welcome. Materials and handouts provided. THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair (donnamac123@hotmail.com)
07-31
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
07-31
11:00
4.0 Teulu Trobwl (N36) Viking Dairy Processing THL Reyni-Hrefna Milk and milk products were essential to surviving Scandinavian winters and long sea voyages during the Viking era. Join us for a hands-on class which will focus on dairying and cheese products from the Norse world. Starting with milk, which would go bad rather quickly, and using culture and equipment, we will turn it into four (or more) products that not only last well on their own, but can be used to preserve other food. Our mjólk (milk) will turn into: skyr (cheese), mysa (whey), smjör (butter), and aft (buttermilk). This will be done using period tools.
07-31
12:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Building a Bread Oven Lord Mykeal Halfdan This hands-on class will cover the planning and building of a cob oven for camp use in baking bread. This will be a multi-day class of at least three days.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia: An Intro to Renaissance Improv Theatre Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi Commedia dell’Arte is a theatrical art form originating as sponsored performances of professional actors in sixteenth-century Renaissance Italy. Commedia employs masks, farce, and slapstick to create plays from brief outline scenarios to which the actors improvise the dialogue and action using stock characters of exaggerated stereotypes of human nature.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Later Medieval English Feasts THL Henry of Maldon Not a service-oriented how-to, this class is about how feasts were structured and sequenced from the time of Richard II through Richard III.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Voice Heraldry: More Than Being Loud Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir What different things voice heralds do and some tips on how to be successful without blowing out your voice
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion, at an event, that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 In Search of Anglo-Saxon Recipes Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes Is it possible to uncover Anglo-Saxon recipes in known manuscripts? I have a working theory I used this last fall to serve a feast reasonably representative of these people prior to the Norman conquest. A review of available food stuffs, cooking methods, and known habits that can point us to possible recipes.
07-31
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Gluten-Free Recipes from Period Sources Baroness Clarice Roan Discuss gluten-free recipes from medieval cookbooks, using period ingredients and substitutions. Food samples may be available!
07-31
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Combat Archery Tactics from The Senryaku THL Morien MacBain A survey of stratagems and training methods for combat archers drawn from a classic of period strategy, with discussion of equipment and doctrine.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Lads from the Low Countries: 15th-Century Music Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska This class will discuss the contribution of the Franco-Flemish composers in the 1400s. Learn about Melismas, Cantus Firmus, Imitation, and where all the Italians went.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
07-31
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Chainmaille for Beginners Lady Jocelyn of Black Diamond This is a simple introduction to chainmaille. In total, there will be three weaves taught on three separate days (one weave per day). Weaves taught will be European 4-in-1, Byzantine, and Half Persian 3-in-1.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Banchetti: Herb Pie, Almond Pie and Fruit Pies Master Basilius Phocas Herb pie with spinach, grapes, and figs, an almond pie with wheat starch and raisins, and pies of grape, dates, and dried plums from the 1549 Banchetti.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Latin Smack Talk Lady Jael ben Ari Insult your friends and foes both on and off the field but be classy... Say it in Latin.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dance for English Feet: La Castellana THL Gianna Vettori Italian dances can seem intimidating for dancers just getting steady on their English Country feet. Caroso's La Castellana is a simple Italian dance for couples that translates easily into ECD terminology. For as many couples as will.
07-31
12:00
1.5 Guild of Limners (dir. across from Big Cooper Store (Old Barn's open side)) Penmaking 102: Quills, Bamboo, Phragmites Lord Aleksandr, a Chymist Classes will start with cutting a proper quill from a goose feather, then go on to cutting one from bamboo or using stiff grass to lay ink (not paint!) down as if using a tiny brush.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/ drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year!
07-31
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Choral Conducting Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Taught by a past Pennsic Choir director, this class covers conducting patterns, cueing, finding and fixing errors, and choral leadership. Participants will sing and direct the other students in a choral piece, with assistance and advice from the instructor.
07-31
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time while creating a staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30 pm.
07-31
12:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane) A Blacksmith's Double Chamber Bellows Lord Drogo Rabenwald A display of the inner workings of a two-chamber blacksmith's bellows, including the valves and how they are made. Will also have descriptions of how the skin is attached and pattern-making of the whole process.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Cutting a Quill Pen Baroness Estelle de la Mer Learn how to take a plain feather and turn it into an instrument of writing. Sharp knives will be used; ages 10-14 need parental supervision.
07-31
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
07-31
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Taking the Brush: Japanese Calligraphy Solveig Throndardottir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military government. Participants will also learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes if you have them.
07-31
13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new Commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 2 Reading Foreign Language Scroll Texts Lord Martyn de Halliwell A brief introduction to foreign language diction. We will cover Latin, Italian, German, French, and Middle English pronunciations in this class.
07-31
13:00
1.5 A&S 3 From Fiber to Garb Lady Emengar la fileresse We will discuss fiber, prep, yarn and cloth-making choices in different periods and locations. Emphasis will be on available techniques and fiber sources. Examples will be provided, but please bring your own to share.
07-31
13:00
4.0 A&S 4 Silversmithing Vincent Von Waldheim Students will make a pendant using cabochon semi-precious stones which would have been available in period, and sterling silver sheet and wire. The processes include forming, silver soldering, and finishing and bezel setting
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Fit Your Neck Hole: Keyhole Neck Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is all about the neck opening of any garment. We’ll look at the placement and geometry of how the neck hole works and get it to fit well every time. Primarily for keyhole necks, this works for the T-tunic, doublet, bodice, cotehardie, houppelande and even modern shirts.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Sefer HaShashuim: Constructing A Period Tale Lord Yaakov HaMizrachi One of the challenges for those trying to find period sources for storytelling (or other bardic activity) is finding fresh period source material that resonates with SCA audiences. I describe how I found Sefer HaShashuim ("The Book of Delights") by Joseph Zabara. It's a 13th-century collection of tales written in poetic form in Hebrew, containing several interesting stories, many of which are actually adaptations of stories from other cultures. Because the material contains a fair amount of extraneous detail, and has a high degree of misogyny, some adaptation was necessary to put it in a form suitable for telling.
07-31
13:00
1.5 A&S 10 Olive Tasting and Discussion: 4 Medieval Cures Master Galefridus Peregrinus A tasting panel of several historic olive cures, and a discussion of many others. If you've been curing olives, bring some of your own! We'll talk about how to use different curing methods to achieve different flavors.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance for Six Lord Dunstan Bramblette Come learn Black Nag, Upon a Summer's Day, and Picking of Sticks.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess Lord István Nyiregyhazi Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
07-31
13:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Introduction to Harp THL Breddelwyn ap Taliesin If you have an admiration for the harp and wondered what it would be like to play one, this class offering will give you an opportunity to try one. A brief history of the harp is given plus I will have two extra harps for you to try to help you decide if the harp is an instrument you would like to pursue further.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
07-31
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Poker Card Tournament Lord Ælfwine se Pyttel This is a bear pit-style format where the loser of the bout stays to fight the next fencer. Fencers stay until they win or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field shall receive a playing card and shall keep up to 7 cards. The winner of the tournament shall be determined by the best poker hand of 5 cards. This format will be run twice to determine two winners.
07-31
13:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
07-31
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-31
13:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Restorative Dance Lady Crimson Kate McPhee This is for anyone who is on a healing journey—any person who is recovering from cancer; has had a serious surgery or multiple reconstructive surgeries; women who have just given birth and/or have had rough childbirth/cesarean surgery; anyone who is suffering from an emotional and/or physical disconnect from her body as the result of debilitating illness. Using the framework of Middle Eastern dance, we will gently introduce movement back into the lives of those who have suffered physical traumas that may prevent them from feeling both physically and emotionally comfortable in a traditional dance class. The class will consist of a gentle dance warm-up, gentle stretch, learning no more than two to three dance moves, slow and gentle cool-down stretch.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Heralds and Scribes - Oh My! Lady Daniela Schwartzhaupt In this class you will get to pick the brain of one half of a herald/scribe partnership. Learn the lessons we learned from working separately and how we overcame obstacles. This not only made our jobs easier but helped to create a smoother process, thus avoid making mistakes.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 History of Hops THL Roana Aldinoch While hops are ubiquitous in modern beer brewing, that wasn't always the case. In fact, there were laws to prevent non-hop brewing pubsters from beating up hop-brewing pubsters in 15th-century England. Learn about the history of hops in Europe, where they grew, how they were used, and when they became a "necessary" ingredient in brewing. Hopless beer will be available for tasting for those 21 and older for $1.
07-31
14:00
1.5 A&S 7 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism Lady Faye de Trees We all hear the cries of the populace - or at least the artists-to-be and the volunteers-to-be - that they tried and were rendered low by sharp criticism. Here you can discover proven coaching techniques from a National Park Service Registered Coach. Learn to shape artistic performance and presentation or volunteer service into something that serves the dream rather than drives people away!
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Gussets, Godets and Gores “Oh My” 2 Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a new class on gussets, godets and gores. Combined with the keyhole neck class, this shows the easiest way to make a tunic, and more about sewing. How to cut and sew gussets, godets and gores, all devices to give your clothes better fit, more fullness and freedom of movement! We'll discuss how to cut and sew gussets, as found on the underarms of T-tunic, the fast and easy way. Also covers godets and gores, the difference and how easy they are, too. A lot of good advice about sewing in general.
07-31
14:00
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).
07-31
14:00
2.0 A&S 13 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.
07-31
14:00
3.0 Barony of Roaring Wastes (N08) Bag Cheese 101 THL Catherine of deva We will make a soft cheese. While it is draining we will talk about what you can do with this cheese and touch on making hard cheeses.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner A Mistress Briana Douglas Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball!
07-31
14:00
2.0 Guild of Limners (Opposite the Big Cooper Store (Old Barn)) Got Them Copper Ink Blues or Greens? Lord Aleksandr, a Chymist Despite claims to the contrary by alleged 'experts', the period illuminator had access to inks ranging from dark blue to bright green, and all shades in between, using commonly available goods. Vinegar and copper or brass (and time and patience) make the powder that can become a true transparent ink, something that "burns" its way permanently into parchment, paper or papyrus. These may change color with time, but will last a good century or two.
07-31
14:00
2.0 Gunnery Point (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
07-31
14:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Sing We And Chant It: Madrigal and A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Meet-and-greet optional practice session for audience participation, "Sing We and Chant It V", Madrigal, Part Song, and A Capella Jam, Monday, 8/4, at 6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own! (Material fee optional for a folder of this year's jam music) Hosts: THL Lorelei Skye, Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn 2015 current song list available here - please let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the mix! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N-pkg9zLigl06DTqzfQ9EM-7dZeALQl-oGxgSWDIL6s/edit?usp=sharing
07-31
14:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Being in Tune in Period Lord Thomas Haworth An introduction to the sound of tuning schemes using ratios, as used in medieval and Renaissance music. I use recorded sounds.
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Lord Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover both legends and the real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will examine the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Telling Time with Richard II Master Richard Wymarc The theory and use of a simple time-keeping device called a Horary Quadrant, in particular one based on several associated with King Richard II. This class will give the historical context for the horary quadrant and provide extensive hands-on, practical experience in using it.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Music Pre-1200 Mistress Amelie d'Anjou We'll start at 1200 A.D. in Western Europe (very traditional history), but then work our way backwards in a whirlwind tour of three continents and stretching back as far as we can -- we might even get to the Egyptians and Sumerians! There is definitely some Chinese music from the Tang Dynasty extant -- let's see what we can find!
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 14 When in Rome: The Odd and Risque Lady Jael ben Ari An overview of the more salacious aspects of Ancient Rome.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian B Pennsic Dance Staff Never danced before? No problem! We'll start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy.
07-31
15:00
2.0 East Battlefield Fiore/Lichtenauer Longsword Tourney THL Morien MacBain Longsword-only heavy tourney devoted to the masters of the two traditions. Prizes awarded for best technique, best 14th-15th-century kit, and victory!
07-31
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot and other Card Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review the card games previously taught, including tarot. You can practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
07-31
15:00
2.0 Novelty Range Fast Archery, Toxic Arrows: Lars Andersen & Beyond Lord Gehrig Reimundson Arrows Quick and Venomous: Speed Shooting and Archer's Poisons We've all seen the videos... some of us love them, some of us hate them... so here is your chance to learn how to use the techniques shown by someone who learned from Lars Andersen himself. The class will cover various styles of speed shooting for both target and combat archery. It will involve some history but more instruction in the speed shooting section, plus some instruction but more history regarding arrow poisons. Hopefully, the class will help expand your understanding of historical archery and help you apply it to your own archery. People of all levels are welcome, especially those who have never shot a bow before. Folks with no habits may find it easier to apply these techniques than those who already have muscle memory regarding archery. Please bring whatever gloves, bows, and/or arrows you may have; a willingness to share will be appreciated. Strong preference for bows with no shelves.
07-31
15:00
1.0 White List The Poleax Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson Period poleax techniques that stress using the width of the ax in both defensive and offensive fashion applicable to SCA heavy list use.
07-31
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
07-31
15:30
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent ISIS Wings Jowhara Ancient belly dance myth meets contemporary pizzazz with ISIS wings. Wear your wings and foot wear! You will learn Egyptian-style belly dance routines with wings and also improvise with wings. At the end of class we will float and fly the streets and hills of Pennsic on our Fabulous Wings. Traveling musicians welcome!
07-31
15:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Technical Theater: Lights, Stage, Action! Pennsic Performing Arts Come and learn about the behind-the-scenes tech theater of the Performing Arts Tent: building the stage, rigging curtains, running lights, and more!
07-31
16:00
1.5 Archery Tent Target Archery Marshals' Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will a target archery marshals' meeting in the marshals' tent on the Archery Range on Friday, July 31, at 4 pm. There will also be an archery marshals' meeting on Sunday, August 2, at 4 pm, for all those marshals who did not or could not make the meeting on Thursday.
07-31
16:00
1.5 A&S 2 Heraldry Design Basics THL 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.
07-31
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Finishing Woven-Wire Chains Master Gunnarr Alfljot Discussion and demonstration includes drawing the chain and various end finishes and clasps.
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Binging with Bacchus or How to Be an Ass in Athens Lord Lucas Livingston Raise your rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece. See how the ancient culture of drink left its mark on medieval and modern times. We'll delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning, and explore exquisite works of ancient art celebrating the drinking culture from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Plato's Athens, and more. BYOB & enjoy a tasting of some new selections this year of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations! Note: Over 21 only.
07-31
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Salts, from White to Dark! Lady Mikalina Lydushka Pavlovna This class covers the diverse range of salts, from shore to shore and from plain to smoked! This is a variation on the salt class I taught last year focusing mainly on the diverse types of salt as well as making smoked salts. This covers their different histories, uses in religious events and their many uses in food prep, drinks and sweets. Some recipes will be available in the handout. There will be salt tasting, plus cucumber and bread and water for palate cleansing.
07-31
16:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
07-31
16:00
2.0 Caer Ciunniunt (E01) Pennsic Homes, Part 2: Tour Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A tour of some of the Pennsic homes, followed by a group discussion/meet & greet at a lovely private camp. Follow-up to slideshow class on Thursday. Please bring your Pennsic booklet/map to mark down locations that you can visit that we didn't see.
07-31
16:00
1.5 Dance Tent Furioso all'Italiano Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Furioso all'Italiano, a 16th-C Italian dance for sets of three couples. Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
07-31
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Reading from Facsimile Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska Bring your instruments and we'll play through some 16th-century music in facsimile. Get ready to read in C clefs!
07-31
16:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
07-31
16:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Lord Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and wants to present plays but you need to be able to have a stage setup that is transportable and relatively quick to set up and take down. This class is a presentation of how the commedia troupe I Firenzi handles those things, including an adjustable backdrop curtain, footlights (for playing in the dark), announcement signboards, etc.
07-31
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. While no performance has been scheduled, it won't be ruled out. These sessions are sponsored by the Known World Choir. (Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 7/29@12pm; 7/30@5pm; 7/31@5pm; 8/2@2pm(*AMPI); 8/3@5pm)
07-31
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new "16th-century" Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
07-31
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Youth Performance Pennsic Performing Arts A staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) by the youth of Readers' Theater. This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, Master John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.
07-31
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-31
19:00
4.0 Fort Atlatl Battle THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson This will be an Atlatl battle on the battlefield near the castle.
07-31
19:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Readers' Theater presents staged reading of The Belle of Battle by Don Orlando Sforza.
07-31
20:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Lorelei Skye and Emer Nic Aiden: Sea and Fire Pennsic Performing Arts Lorelei and Emer take the stage performing beautiful ballads and dynamic duets of SCA, yesteryear, and original works of wit, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment - including from Lorelei's CD's: "Rosaleen Dhu", "Here There Be Dragons", "Bardic Fires", and Emer's CD: "Waves on the Shore"
07-31
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Join us all evening for dancing by request.
07-31
22:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent DragonSong Pennsic Performing Arts DragonSong is a collaborative World Music & Dance Ensemble, performing both original music and traditional folk music from all around the Known World. DragonSong Ensemble: Jeremy Zacherl: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion Bridget Bystry: Violin, Vocals, Mandolin, Percussion "Darbuka" Dave Machek: Tupan, Darbuka, Percussion Denys Proteau: Caval, Ude, Vocals Billy Woods: Frame Drum, Cow Bell Kylie Hilali: Kanun, Vocals Mark Cheater: Rik Dancers: Na'la & Mavi
08-01
08:00
1.0 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 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-01
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
08-01
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Confectionery Day Artisans Row A day of confectionery delights, working with period sugar paste and other confections. Demonstration, hands-on materials for sugar play. For adults and children age 6 and up. Taught by Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh
08-01
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Metalsmith Day Artisans Row This is the place for small metals and jewelry work, wire work, fabrication with nonferrous metals, hard soldering, gemstone setting and more. Bring your tools, some metal and have some fun in the company of others working with similar materials.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Mental Illness in Medieval Europe Masarrah bint Ma'mun How did medieval people -- including both educated specialists in law, medicine, religion, and more ordinary folks -- cope with the challenges of mental illness? This class discusses issues from diagnostic categories to treatment and care, from court fools to the insanity defense, and from medical melancholy to spirit possession.
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Spinning Clinic Lady Emengar la fileresse Are you dissatisfied with the yarn you make, interested in spinning a different grist (thickness) or a multiple ply technique? Bring tools and fiber.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Making Better T-Tunics Baroness Aldermoureis Ventzke Now that you have made your first t-tunic, learn some pointers for making the next one better.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Embroidery Circle and Learning Stitches THL Ceara Shionnach Bring your current or recent embroidery projects and embroidery supplies for embroidery discussions. Come along if you have any embroidery questions, interest, or would like to learn a stitch from the list: split stitch, stem stitch, osenstitch, Bayeux stitch, Holbein stitch, kloster stitch, detached buttonhole stitch, couching, padded goldwork, Elizabethan plaited braid stitch, or other (requests welcome).
08-01
09:00
5.5 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 5 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-01
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Brass Band: Drop-In Playing Master Robyn Solarius Sackbut and cornetto drop-in playing. Tired of all of those crazy loud double reeds? Enjoy some sublime brass-only ensemble playing. High pitch sackbuts (alto) especially welcome. Bring music if you have any you would like to try.... Bring a chair.
08-01
09:00
2.0 Dance Tent Children's Ball THL Darius the Dancer Dance and be merry! This is the perfect ball for children, beginners, and experts wanting to have fun. Dances will have just enough instruction to keep everyone on the right foot. All youth in attendance require a responsible adult to be present.
08-01
09:00
2.0 Fort Battle of La Rochelle Master Anton du Marais The defenders of La Rochelle will die! The only question is, when? Join us at the Fort to find out. Heavy rapier and rubber band gun melée. Attackers will have unlimited resurrections, defenders will have limited resurrections. RBG cannon are welcome. No archery please. Pennsic standard rules for rapier apply. Don't have a heavy rapier? Bring a dagger or two. Bring a friend or 20. The more the merrier. Don't like to fight melée? Come and get close to the action and help marshal the battle. Please muster at the Fort half an hour before the start time, especially if you want to fight along with a particular group. Time permitting, we will let the holders of all the assembled kingdoms' and principalities' highest award for rapier, and kingdom and principality rapier champions see how long they can hold out against the Known World! Always a fan favorite.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Wordsmithing 101 THL Zofia Kowalewska You may not be a bard but that shouldn't stop you from taking part in one of the most rewarding things the SCA.... Being a scribe! We always need words for our scrolls. We'll introduce you to the basic formula for wording and discuss ways to flourish it and make it your own.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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7.0 Archery Atlantia St. Sebastian Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun The Kingdom of Atlantia will once again host the St Sebastian Shoot. Atlantia will put on an all-day shoot that will test all archers with many different skill levels. This shoot is on the middle Saturday, Aug 1st, from 10 am until 5 pm, with prizes for many different categories. Come out and spend a day of fun shooting on the Archery Range to test your skill.
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1.0 A&S 1 Archery for Non-Archers THL Grey Oddsson Grey Oddsson's mostly irreverent introduction to archery for the average person. This class makes no assumption of previous knowledge. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to these: A 62-second history of world archery. SCA range safety. Biomechanics, romance, money, and bow selection. An introduction to the dark side, or crossbows can be your friend. Arrows 101 with examples of mistakes I have made. Useful and silly stuff to own. Questions, comments, complaints. I intend to head out to the range immediately after the class.
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1.0 A&S 3 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.
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2.0 A&S 4 Enameling for Byzantine Lord Calvius Nero A persona-focused introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the Byzantine style of enameling. Will have finished item. Maximum of six participants.
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1.0 A&S 6 Spinning for Kids Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill Kids! Learn how to turn wool into yarn! The instructor, a teen who's a lifelong Scadian, will teach kids to spin using a drop spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. There is no fee for the class but if you wish to keep the spindle, there is a charge of $5.
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1.0 A&S 7 The Orient Express: Did Byzantines wear Persian? Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Did the Byzantines actually wear Persian garments? YES! Follow the Silk Road from the Far East into Byzantium where Steppe Streetwear became Constantinople Couture, where the caftan may have ruled the courts more than we think.
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1.0 A&S 8 Basic Hand Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults, and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, it would be helpful to have the parent present.
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1.0 A&S 9 Filking: Fun With Words Lady Maeve Ronan A little history, a little fun, and a little filking all in the same class.
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2.0 A&S 12 Garbing the Full-Sized Goddess Lady Catalina Doro In current fashion, we all know that thin is in. However, that wasn't always the case. This class will look at various historic periods when the ideal of beauty was ladies who weren't 'missing no meals'. The second half of the class will be instruction on how to create flattering garb for the larger lady.
08-01
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1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Shogi THL Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll go over the basic rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", and describe a few historic variants.
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7.0 Good Friends Camp (N-01) Romanesque Leather-Bound Book THL Roana Aldinoch A beginning-to-end class that will have you bringing home a beautiful, leather-bound 11th-13th-century blank book. Part 1: Preparing the paper folios and oak boards. (Bring a bone folder, X-Acto knife, awl, ruler, and cutting mat.) Part 2: Sewing book block and end-bands. (Bring leather-sewing needles.) Part 3: Putting it all together and binding it with leather. (Bring scissors appropriate for thin leather.)
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-01
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-01
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-01
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-01
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Calligraphy 101 THL Zofia Kowalewska For teens through adult. We'll discuss the basics of calligraphy in the Scribal Arts. Some basic hands will be discussed with time to try your hand at a hand. No experience is necessary.
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11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Creating Armigerous Scrolls Without Tears Lady Daniela Schwartzhaupt Need to do an armigious scroll? How not to go crazy adding devices to scrolls and all of the many awards the recipient may have or is receiving. Learn why there are extra elements to heraldry, who gets what on their scrolls, what those elements are, when they are used, where to place them, and how to incorporate awards without overwhelming an illumination
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11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Ghirlandaio Girl: Intro to 1480's Florentine Dress Lady Elena Hylton Learn the basics (and more) of making women's 1480's Florentine fashion as seen in the paintings of Ghirlandaio. This class will cover an introduction to existing research on Florentine fashion (books, paintings, and statues mostly), followed by guides for various ways to start creating your own 1480's Italian garb. No sewing in class, lecture only. All levels welcome.
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1.0 A&S 3 Pennsic Without a Cooler Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to feed yourself period food at long camping events without the use of a cooler.
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2.0 A&S 6 Labyrinths for a Younger Audience THL Ambros Kyrielle You see young ones run the chalk 'mazes' endlessly. Now they can make their own. Light on documentation, heavy on stories plus drawing. All ages welcome. Feel free to bring your own extra paper and coloring supplies. The two-hour window allows small ones to come and go as needed.
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1.0 A&S 7 Recreating Historic Beads as a Beginner Lady Elysabeth Underhill Creating historically accurate glass beads is not as hard as you might think. You can make period beads at any skill level! Resources and strategies will be shared with attendees in this lecture/discussion class to help get you on the path to making beads that you can enter in A&S displays and competitions. We will discuss good starting points and first projects. The instructor will use her knowledge of Anglo-Saxon glass beads as an example, and share research and projects that others are invited to use and make their own. This class is appropriate for beginning bead makers and intermediate bead makers who have not done much research into period beads or entered their beads into A&S competitions before. Experienced bead makers are invited to attend to discuss their own first projects and to share additional resources and strategies.
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1.0 A&S 8 Deconstructing the Met's "Tunic Under the Stairs" Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Under the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the often overlooked Byzantine collection. Nestled beneath the steps is a well-preserved tunic from the early Byzantine period with elements of Persian and Coptic origin. This class will pattern the tunic and talk about the contents from an observer's point of view. Handouts will be provided.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 THL Lucia Elena Braganza Entertainment for the people, by the people! Find out what a bardic circle is, etiquette, where to find material, and how to participate. We won't actually be performing, but we will play a game to give you an idea of how they work. Conveniently, there's the Least Intimidating Bardic Circle at 2 pm at the Runestone, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use!
08-01
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2.0 A&S 11 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Battlefield Longball, a Precursor to Baseball Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk Stick and ball games are found in many medieval illuminations, and longball may have been one of them. Join us as we explain and play the game. Wonderful game for adults and kids. Kids welcome, with a parent or guardian.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Joy and Jealousy Lord Dunstan Bramblette We'll run through two Italian pieces, Bizzaria D'Amore and Contrapasso En Due.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Psallite Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal (closed): Psallite dress rehearsal; space in use
08-01
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-01
12:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Building a Bread Oven Lord Mykeal Halfdan This hands-on class will cover the planning and building of a cob oven for camp use in baking bread. This will be a multi-day class of at least three days.
08-01
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2.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking with the Complex Search Lady Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana For heralds who already know the basics of conflict checking, this class will use the Complex Search to more quickly find potential conflicts.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Adventures in Authenticity! Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Developing an authentic persona and kit can be a long journey, full of twists and turns and interesting adventures. If you are interested in traveling the road toward authenticity, come learn about some strategies and resources to guide you on your way!
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 4 Viking Hiking Mistress Marsi of Hadley Hike like a Viking: a discussion of our own experimental archaeology using the equipment and technology available to Norse culture areas. We experiment by using the equipment and technology available to Norse cultures in the Viking Age. Our current primary area of exploration is in overland travel (i.e. hiking).
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life THL Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life, or "The Rhythm Method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 History of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons Master Michael Graham The instructor will document the origins and history of gunpowder and gunpowder weapons from their earliest use to ca. 1600 CE.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 9 "If You Build It..." Creating Bardic Spaces THL Emer ingen ui Aidan Hall or classroom, fire-circle or court, a successful venue for Bardic Arts can be created with a little careful pre-planning and an eye toward logistics. Learn and discuss the best ways to support both performers and audiences by crafting better bardic spaces.
08-01
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Deconstructing Bransles THL Darius the Dancer Experimental class. After going back through all of the bransles, I really wanted to look at them from a piece-wise perspective, and at the musical cues in each. This class will alter bransle structures, as a training exercise, and may culminate in choreographing a new bransle.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Nap/Story Time with Tempus Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is an hour with Tempus. Good time to have a nap while he rambles on about anything. Adventure, excitement and really wild things... Maybe some hand-kissing and stories of travel, might do some science, or hear about his cabins. Or it may just be a good time for an afternoon nap.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed-PAT): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-01
12:00
3.0 Red List Greybeard Heavy Weapons Tourney Count Ruslan Novgorodcev A tourney for heavy weapons fighters of either gender who are 50 years old or older. The tourney shall either be a double elimination or a round robin depending on how many fighters take the field for this tourney that day. Beards grey or otherwise are optional (wink)!
08-01
12:00
2.0 Southwind Writing Period-Style Ballads Master Ruaidhri an Cu Students will learn about the elements of the period ballad and then write their 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.
08-01
12:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane) A Blacksmith's Double Chamber Bellows Lord Drogo Rabenwald A display of the inner workings of a two-chamber blacksmith's bellows, including the valves and how they are made. Will also have descriptions of how the skin is attached and pattern-making of the whole process.
08-01
12:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Bodhran 101 Master Phillip the Pilgrim Introduction to playing the Irish frame drum. No experience necessary. Please bring your drum.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Script Analysis Baroness Estelle de la Mer Toss away your modern calligraphy book! Learn how to analyze a script directly from your source and recreate it on your own page.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
08-01
13:00
1.5 A&S 6 Xia: The Chinese Knight-Errant THL Wu Yun Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Skep Beehive Making Mistress Othindisa Bykona The skep is the coiled straw style of medieval beehive. Learn how to make one with pipe cleaners! Techniques will be demonstrated using pipe cleaners. Handout will give instructions on how to use straw to create a full scale replica.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Late Period Rounds Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Burn the Coloring Pages, Toss Out the Foam Crowns! THL Sæhildr barngóðr Fun, hands-on activity ideas for running a youth point that shares knowledge about medieval life and/or life in our Society. If there is time, we will also cover "How to Run 'It Takes My Child to Raze a Village'". There is an optional $5 fee if you want to actually make and take samples. My book will be available for an as-yet-to-be-determined fee. (Have to calculate printing and binding costs for this year.)
08-01
13:00
1.0 Battlefield Introduction to Crumhorns Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Curious about those weird buzzy instruments? Bring yours along if you have one or try out the instructor's, and we'll talk about playing techniques, instrument and sheet music sources, using crumhorns in performance, and other tips and tricks.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Longways for as Many... Whut? Gregory Blount First, we'll reconstruct Playford's actual Trenchmore, then we'll dance the sciolta of Chiaranzana -- twins separated at birth? You be the judge.
08-01
13:00
3.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Lord Benjamin Black Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No War points, no prizes, just fighting.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
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13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Fundamentals of Voice Production Lady Ursula Mortimer Learn the basics of vocal technique. This is an active, participatory class for those who have never had a voice lesson. Those who can stand comfortably will be asked to do so for much of the class, but all the activities can be adapted to a seated position.
08-01
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry 100 Lord Yehuda ben Moshe An introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including the organization of the SCA heralds, becoming a herald, the submission process, and related topics.
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14:00
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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14:00
1.0 A&S 4 10th-Century Wilderness Survival Sir Stefan Ulfkelsson Covers basic items necessary to survive in most environments. Emphasis will be placed upon Norse and Norse-related cultures around the 10th century. The 10 areas of equipment with their Norse versions will be shown and discussed. This is an expansion of the experimental archaeology of the Viking Hiking class.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Norse Apron Dresses Lady Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Study of the various styles of apron dresses from Norse finds. Not a hands-on class. Discussion of style types and construction.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 11 Period Mustards THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple mustard.
08-01
14:00
2.0 Battlefield Armored Rose: Lecture Duchess Elina of Beckenham Based on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical, physiological and psychological differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, plus how to make the most of them. Tendons, adrenaline, hormones and society all have an impact. See how they play a part in changing the fight.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles B 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.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
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14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-01
14:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-01
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Practice Safe Bardic Safe Practice THL Lucia Elena Braganza (Formally known as "The Peerless Bardic Circle - the Tradition Continues") Bardic Safe Zone! Welcome, first timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, and all seeking to enjoy a un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! We invite all those new and exploring the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels including apprentices, journeymen; and also anyone who may want to come listen and enjoy the gathering in the shade of the park. No judging rubrics; a few Peers have been known to sneak in, in disguise. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class in AS9, Saturday, 8/1, at 11 am. Hosted by THL Lucia Elena Braganza at Runestone Park.
08-01
14:30
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-01
15:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The Æthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 1 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
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1.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook in period, but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to buy one? No problem! This class is designed for those beginners who have never cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Cold Water Dyeing Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed A hands-on beginning dye class, where we will experiment with three period dyes and several mordants. Madder and walnut will be two of the dyes used. We will go over fiber preparation, mordants and a little bit of history on the three dyes. I recommend wearing older clothing.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Some Simple Period Sauces THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces, with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple sauce.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Pavan and Galliard Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir All beginner dancers welcome! Learn how to walk (and jump!) with style and rhythm; then use these skills for improvised dances of the 16th century.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
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15:00
2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
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15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent A Brief History of the Hammered Dulcimer Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise A brief introduction to the hammered dulcimer from its origins to its final fade from grace in the eyes of the nobility. There will be hands-on activity if time allows.
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15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
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16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta: A Masterful Model Mistress Alicia Langland Calligraphers gush when describing this virtuoso model book of calligraphy, written in 1561-62 by one Renaissance master and illuminated 30 years later by another. Find out why it’s so amazing and what it offers SCA scribes.
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16:00
1.5 A&S 3 Developing Your Japanese Persona Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Designed to take an individual through the process of building and fully developing any Japanese persona. Focuses on thinking through back story to add realism to one's SCA identity. Good for newcomers and old hands alike.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Spined Thread-Wrapped Buttons THL Ceara Shionnach Buttons made of a wooden core, wrapped in silk thread, have been identified in 16th-century clothing across a variety of regions, including Italy, England, Turkey and Persia. These buttons are seen in clothing of both sexes, and are evident on (though not exclusive to) sleeves, doublet fronts, overgowns and sweet bags. Attendees will be taught to make their own button with materials provided.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Lady Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
08-01
16:00
2.0 A&S 8 Stitches from Altenburg Lady Mariss Ghijs A brief overview of five extant textiles from Altenburg an der Lahn Convent. Looking at German linen on linen white work embroidery, its techniques and uses. Followed by a hands-on tutorial and take-home project using chain and interwoven herringbone stitches.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 11 Create Reproduction Artifacts from Wire Master Michael Graham Demonstration of techniques using basic tools to create historic wire-based clothing accessories: hook and eye, eyelet rings, pins.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Designing and Building a Pavilion THL Philippa Montague This class will present an overview of medieval and Renaissance tent and pavilion styles, based on what we see in period portraits and in a few surviving examples. The presenters will discuss their experience in building a variety of pavilions. After the class period, students are welcome to visit several pavilions on-site to continue discussion of design details and challenges.
08-01
16:00
1.5 Blue List Armored Rose: Field Class Duchess Elina of Beckenham Based on the book, "The Armored Rose", by Duchess Elina of Beckenham, OL, OP, OR, KSCA. The class covers the physical differences between men and women and how these impact fighting, and how to make the most of them. Best taken in conjunction with the lecture course, this is a physical demonstration where students and teachers will try out the techniques covered in the lecture.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy ECD for All Experience Levels THL Henry of Maldon Not only a beginner class, this is for anyone who would like to learn English Country Dance as reconstructed directly from Playford, and not necessarily as done in current tradition. Includes Gathering Peascods, Half Hannikin, Sellenger's Round.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-01
16:00
1.5 Spekulian (W10) Pennsic Party University Lady Sinn Larensdotter This class is to attempt to show newcomers (to Pennsic, or the bog/swamp) how to deal with nightlife in the louder parts of Pennsic. We call this a primer for the lake after dark. We'll cover various topics, including Open Bar Etiquette; Visiting Other Camps; Tipping; Romance, Courting, and Your Significant Other; Chaperoning; Party Safety; Hydrate!; Love Your Feet; and How to Play the Game.
08-01
16:30
2.0 Amphitheater Open Stage Shakespeare Night On The Green Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Performing Arts bids you welcome back Open Stage Shakespeare night! This year on the green of the Amphitheater all are welcome to bring a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in with the hosts night of the show. Come enjoy an evening al fresco in company with the Bard!
08-01
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater The Elizabethan Stage Jig Rychard Kempe At the end of the sixteenth century, audience members at the Globe Theater (or one of the other London theaters) might be treated to a Stage Jig after watching a play. A Stage Jig was a short comic drama that featured music and singing, and often included dancing. The jigs were often bawdy and farcical, and might be libelous as well. This class will discuss the Stage Jig and we will read an example of one from the period. At the end of the class, we will explore the possibilities for performing Stage Jigs in the SCA.
08-01
17:00
1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
08-01
17:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Tri-Kingdom Bardic Showcase Pennsic Performing Arts This is the yearly Bardic Showcase. This year it includes East, Æthelmearc and Midrealm. Six performers from each kingdom will perform.
08-01
18:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Introduction to Runes Lady Arastorm Runes are a system of writing that is now best known as a tool for divination, but has been more, from basic communication to magickal practice. This workshop will give an overview of what the runes have been and can be, and give you direction on how to proceed in your studies.
08-01
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-01
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Join us all evening for dancing by request.
08-01
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! Show contains adult-themed content.
08-02
07:00
1.0 White 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.
08-02
08:00
1.0 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
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-02
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-02
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the Archery Range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 5th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-02
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Enameled Jewelry Day Artisans Row This will be an all day hands-on demo of both period and out-of-period methods of creating enameled jewelry. Will be covering methods for the absolute beginner plus a few tricks for the intermediate level student. Material cost of $8.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beautiful Neckline Finishing Mistress Isabel Ximenex de Gaucin Hands-on class. Learn how to finish a neckline based on extant examples from the 13th century. Technique uses a bias-cut strip and makes a beautifully finished neckline. If you have needle, thread and scissors, please bring them. If there is time remaining, we will also go over a seam finishing technique.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Quick and Easy Handmade Largesse Lady Droen O'Rourke A discussion about largesse: why we should give it, why you should make it, and what options are out there. We will make a couple of examples.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Dots Lady "Izzy" Isabella de Erbiere Intermediate bead-making class. Come learn all the fun things you can do with dots!
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham An explanation of the origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance period.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval-Style Mustards 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.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-02
09:00
7.5 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-02
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Master Robyn Solarius Shawms, sackbuts and curtals - oh my! The traditional gathering of loud instruments for group ensemble playing continues. Not for beginners.... Bring music if you have any ensemble pieces you might like to try. Bring a chair.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: More Fun Dances! THL Darius the Dancer It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.) This class will teach some early and some late dances in our period, from 15th-century Italy to 17th-century English country dances.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Great Hall Opening Ceremonies: In Front of Fort Pennsic Performing Arts Opening Ceremonies: In front of Fort or in Great Hall if raining.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Scribal Track THL Zofia Kowalewska If you ever wanted to try the scribal arts, now is your chance. The Scribal Beginner Track will introduce you to the tools of the trade, design elements, layout, outlining, painting and calligraphy. We'll create a scroll from beginning to end. No experience necessary and a beginner kit is included with the class cost.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Hard Cheese Is Easy Mistress Lidia Allen Almost every society throughout history has developed a way to turn some kind of milk into curds. In this hands-on class we will take milk through the essential steps so you may come away with skills in place and an understanding of the cheesemaker's art so that you can continue to make your favorite cheese at home.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 How Not to Make a 14th-Century Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making a 14th-century fitted dress, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Roman Wire and Bead Jewelry THL Elizabethe Alles Examine Roman jewelry artifacts that can be recreated by using simple materials and tools. Kits and handouts available. Students encouraged to bring needle-nose pliers and wire cutters.
08-02
10:00
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.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Margaret of Enniscorthy 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).
08-02
10:00
4.0 Main Battlefield Armoured Champions: Unbelt, Belt, Matched, Century Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Armored Champions Battles: Unbelt/Belted/Matched/Century 10:00am Unbelted: 40 vs. 40 to the last fighter 11:00am Belted: 30 vs.30 to the last fighter. Crowns may not fight. Heirs may. 12:00pm Matched: 30 fighters, may not have participated in either the Belted or Unbelted Champions Battles. Alternating sides choose the number to send out from 1-5; opposing side must match. Crowns may not fight. Heirs may. 1:00pm Century: Format as traditional Allied Champions’ battle. 100-foot by 200-foot field with 30-foot “resurrection boxes” in opposite corners. 45-minute, timed-release resurrection battle. Clock stops for medical holds only. Clock does not stop for flag reset. Flags and flag staves to be provided by Principal Kingdoms. Staves must be made of rattan or fiberglass. Flags must be held over the head during transportation to the base for the point to be valid. This battle is made up of the fighters from the previous three battles of the day. Fighters are allowed to be replaced during the battle, but once out, they may not return. • Resurrections are every 2 minutes.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-02
10:00
1.5 Rapier List 1 Rapier Bear Pit Tourney Lord Velvet Nothing fancy here: a classic bear bit tourney. Three passes, winner stays, three fights maximum. Every skill level welcome. Bring your best, and fight until you can't fight any more. Prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. If you've ever felt like you didn't get enough fencing in at Pennsic, here's your answer.
08-02
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-02
10:30
1.5 A&S 9 The Minimalist Bard Book Lady Maeve Ronan Discussion of the top 20 songs/song types for any bard's book. Whether you are around a campfire, performing for royalty, joining in a competition, or singing in the shower, these few pieces will have you ready for anything, bardically speaking.
08-02
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-02
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the three War Points for each shoot.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 The Minister of the Lists Survival Kit Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey Tournament formats, creating and stocking your bag of tricks, the importance of communication, preparation tips and more. Come share your knowledge and experience with other List Ministers from all Kingdoms.
08-02
11:00
1.5 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
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Run a Successful Event Mistress Giovanna Adimari Whether you are brand new to running SCA events, or have already run a variety of events, this class will help you plan more effectively to make your event a success and keep you from losing your mind! Topics that will be discussed will including budgets, staffing, sites, and Royalty, as well creating a Vision for your event, and creating meaningful and exciting activities.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palm and Face Reading Kuji Kaoni Musashi Divination based on examination of signs on the human body, especially via palmistry and the asian art of face reading. To reduce the instructor’s out-of-pocket expenses, all students are requested to bring at least one hand and one face to class.
08-02
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Harp Techniques Mistress Faioltigearna Muirinn niArtain Techniques to improve strength, speed, tone and musicality. Historical information about harps, the men and women who played them, and their music. Useful for all harpers, complete beginner to advanced. Learn how to get more out of your instrument and practice time, as well as practical approaches to performing. This is one of a 3-part course. We will build on information from each class, but students are not required to attend all three. Feel free to contact teacher in advance if you know you'll miss one. Chairs may not be available. Please bring chairs/harpstands if possible.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Introduction to Pavan and Galliard Mistress Felice Debbage Suitable for beginners, this class offers a walk-through of the pavan and galliard, two improvisational dances from the 16th century. The pavan is extremely low-impact, but the galliard can rather unforgiving on one's knees and ankles. It can be modified somewhat to reduce impact, however. Please consider wearing close-fitting shoes, such as turn shoes, jazz oxfords, Keds, or ballet slippers, as tennis shoes or boots will impede movement. (In a pinch, you could go barefoot or in socks, but you'll want to be careful of splinters on the wood floor.)
08-02
11:00
8.0 Great Hall Arts and Sciences Display Pennsic Performing Arts Sunday, August 2nd Artisans Set up: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm A&S Display: 1:00 - 6:00 pm (Take down after 6:00 pm.) Come and be part of the awesome display of craftsmanship from the Known World! Pennsic 44 brings the 18th annual display of the talents and knowledge of the Known World's Artisans and Craftspeople. The variety and scope of work are always a wondrous spectacle of artistic talents and scientific skills. The display is not a competition. Bring your completed items, works-in-progress, research, and discussion material so that you may share, inspire, and enrich our Society. See what others in your field are working on, discover a new passion, make new contacts, and most importantly, have fun! I look forward to seeing you and your works. Lady Adele Lochlane A&S Display Coordinator
08-02
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Battle of Bannockburn, June 23 and 24, 1314 Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk What were the reasons behind the battle? Who were the principle protagonists? What really occurred, and what was the aftermath?
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Hair Braiding I Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa Hair braiding for beginners: simple three-strand braid and French braid. Bring someone to braid their hair and a brush. Limit 10 participants. Longer lengths encouraged. If there is enough interest, I will think about doing Hair Braiding II in the future!
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire-wrapped jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic 101 (So I Want to Be a Bard, Um, What Next) Lord Richard Wyn Some advice on getting started as a bard, from basic information to performance tips, and how to find pieces to perform.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Richard III, Death and Discovery Countess Tangwystl Caterina D'Courci Return of the King. In 2012 the mortal remains of the last warrior King of England to die in battle were discovered under a car park in Leicester. This is about the king's death, discovery and re-interment .
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Brewing Sugars: Simple and Complex THL Madoc Arundel This is a discussion of simple sugars, starches, and fibers that the average brewer may encounter in the development of recipes and the preparation of ingredients. We will look at conversion of starches to fermentable sugars, how yeast breaks down sugars during fermentation, and some techniques for use of different sugar compounds. Note that the instructor is not a scientist, but some limited science is inevitable.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Omens, Portents, Astrology Dr Henry Best Divination using omens, signs, and portents found in nature, with emphasis on the queen of the divinatory arts: astrology.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dance Beginner: Part 1 Master Stefan of Cambion No experience necessary. Dances will include Anello, Amoroso, Petit Riens, Rostiboli.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-02
12:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed-PAT): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
12:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane) A Blacksmith's Double Chamber Bellows Lord Drogo Rabenwald A display of the inner workings of a two-chamber blacksmith's bellows, including the valves and how they are made. Will also have descriptions of how the skin is attached and pattern-making of the whole process.
08-02
12:30
1.0 A&S 4 Making Your Own Soapstone Glass Molds THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh In period, people could not order cool glass molds or tools from the local Internet website. Instead, they made their own. Come and learn how to make and use your own soapstone glass molds! This class is recommended for those already comfortable with basic beadmaking.
08-02
12:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing We And Chant It: Madrigal and A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Meet-and-greet optional practice session for audience participation, "Sing We and Chant It V", Madrigal, Part Song, and A Capella Jam, Monday, 8/4, at 6:00 pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own! (Material fee optional for a folder of this year's jam music) Hosts: THL Lorelei Skye, Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn 2015 current song list available here - please let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the mix! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N-pkg9zLigl06DTqzfQ9EM-7dZeALQl-oGxgSWDIL6s/edit?usp=sharing
08-02
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Creating a Sampler of Medieval Pigments Baroness Aldermoureis Ventzke Create your own sampler using historical pigments.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101 (Beginner) Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Helping at Herald's Point: Not Just for Heralds! Lady Alana O'Keeve We need more help at Herald's Point than just Heralds! We need artists, exchequers, colorists, etc. We have ice cream and phone chargers! Possible tour of Herald's Point at the end of class depending on weather conditions.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Hand-Tied Pearl Necklaces Lady Piera da Ferrara Have you often admired the necklaces of pearls and gemstones worn in the portraits of the nobility and royalty? Come learn about these necklaces and make your own. This technique creates a durable and elegant necklace and adds that finishing touch to your finest garb.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Heavy Plow Master Dani of the Seven Wells History teachers say that the invention of the heavy plow was significant in European history, but seldom go into details. This class does. How was it different and how did it make a difference - and how did it mold medieval society?
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Retaining Teenagers Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa Known World Survey results of teenagers and what it takes to retain them. Will cover a wide range of concerns and topics.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Art of Making the Medieval Bed THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Coverlets, foot sheets--how do these items make a proper medieval bed? This class will examine the pieces and let you practice on a scale model.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Throw Away Your Wristwatch: Basic and Advanced Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Basic course (first 10 minutes) teaches several ways to tell time. Advanced course delves into the science and teaches more ways to tell time so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Women, Music and Dance in Commedia Scenarios Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you ever wondered how Commedia dell'Arte influenced other performing arts of the Renaissance? Caroso, an Italian dance master, and other artisans alluded to Commedia dell'Arte. This class will feature related research and roundtable discussion about Commedia dell'Arte in scope with other performing arts of the Renaissance. New material has been added to the class based on analysis of the book, "Music and Women of the Commedia dell'Arte in the Late Sixteenth Century" by Anne MacNeil.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 History of Drinking: Common Medieval Drinks Baroness Verena Entenwirth A look at the history of drinks, especially those in the between 3rd-16th centuries and how they affected society and culture. Class will include samples (and recipes) of the most common drinks found in the Middle Ages (and in the SCA). No instruction on brewing provided. Over 21 only.
08-02
13:00
1.5 A&S 11 Gruit in Late-Period English Ale THL Madoc Arundel Before hops became popular in England, ale was flavored with proprietary blends of herbs, spices, or weeds. We will investigate some of the more common blends in use from the 14th through 16th century in the British Isles. Some tasting of gruit ales may be available.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Viking Civil Engineering: Theory and Practicum Lady Ragnveig Snorradottir A survey of large-scale archaeological features in the Viking Age landscape of Scandinavian-controlled areas. First hour is lecture: Learn about evidence for metrology, and construction of defensive barriers, canals, bridges, and fortifications. Second hour is hands-on, with surveying exercise on laying out a scale version of a circular fortress.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Battlefield The Cornett and the Serpent: Renaissance Brass? Master Remus Fletcher Once a favorite of composers and now obscure, the cornett is a musical instrument with a trumpet-type mouth piece that is made of wood and fingered like a recorder. The larger serpent, which filled the need for a bass instrument, is a late-period ancestor of the modern tuba. Are they brass or woodwind? Join in for a hands-on discussion about these instruments, information on where to buy, and how to play. Several instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dance Beginner: Part 2 Master Stefan of Cambion No experience necessary. Dances to include Petit Rose, Belfiore, Ballo del Fiore, Marchesana.
08-02
13:00
1.5 Games Tent Xiang-qi for Beginners (Chinese Chess) Lord Galen Mac Byrne A 90-minute class in how to play Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess). History, rules, strategy and tactics; enough time left for students to play afterwards.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-02
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 Beginning Celtic Knotwork Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes Using 5-dot technique, students will be able to create knotwork. We'll look at examples and see patterns used. You get handout, pencils, graph paper.
08-02
14:00
1.5 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) The Pierogi THL Zofia Kowalewska Open discussion on some origin theories, history of and recipe versions of the pierogi (Polish dumpling). It's a standard Polish food deeply rooted in the culture of Poland and its proud people.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. While no performance has been scheduled, it won't be ruled out. These sessions are sponsored by the Known World Choir. (Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 7/29@12pm; 7/30@5pm; 7/31@5pm; 8/2@2pm(*AMPI); 8/3@5pm)
08-02
14:00
4.0 A&S 4 Silversmithing Vincent Von Waldheim Students will make a pendant using cabochon semi-precious stones which would have been available in period, and sterling silver sheet and wire. The processes include forming, silver soldering, and finishing and bezel setting
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Norse Maternity and Nursing Garb Lady Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Discussion of how to deal with pregnancy and nursing garb issues in period clothing. Ideas based on period finds.
08-02
14:00
1.5 A&S 6 History and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries THL Wu Yun Join us for an examination of "The Hunt for the Unicorn", 15th-century Flemish tapestries widely regarded as the best example of tapestries of the age. Why does the unicorn lack ears in one tapestry? What happened to the pieces of the fifth tapestry? Where are they now? All these and more will be answered.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Garbing a Gentlewoman: 16th-C Florentine Fashion Lady Kataryn Mercer "Kit" An introduction to 16th-century upper class fashion in Florence, Italy. We will review the garments that make up a well-dressed lady's wardrobe, as well as discuss sources of information for patterning and sewing your own. Handouts will include images of extant garments, paintings, and reproductions.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Scandalously Practical: Italian Drawers Lady Fortune St Keyne A delicate conversation about an indelicate subject: underwear. Several pairs of Renaissance Italian "trousers" are found in museums around the world. We'll discuss the origins of the garment, plus references in period and construction techniques using both period and modern patterning.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Norse Poetry Overview Master Grim the Skald Iambic pentameter got you down? Want to know what exactly a “ring giver” is? Do you want to write a line that ends with "silver?" Are you a fan of Egil Skalagrimson (who isn't?)? Come on over, and we’ll go over the basics of Viking poetry. I will explain 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 discuss 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!
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Geometric Garment Construction Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid This class will discuss how clothing can be constructed from simple geometric shapes, based on extant garments from various parts of SCA period. Strategies for fitting and sizing to the individual will be discussed.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Social THL Desiderata Drake New to the SCA? Is this one of your first events? Come join us for some light refreshments and get to know our Chatelaines and other newcomers in this casual venue.
08-02
14:00
2.0 Battlefield Intro to Traditional Filipino Martial Arts Doroga Voronin The Filipino martial arts go by the names Arnis, Escrima, and Kali and have a rich history. They primarily involve the use of single and double short sticks in their techniques, but concepts and skills can also be translated to knife and empty hand work. This seminar will provide an introduction to Filipino stick fighting and will give a hands-on experience in the patterns and concepts related to this art including footwork, angles, and distance while fighting. We will also relate these concepts and techniques to SCA combat (fencing and heavy list).
08-02
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner B Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball! No partners required.
08-02
14:00
2.0 General Archery KW Baronial Archery Championship Tournament Master Godric of Hamtun The Known World Baronial Archery Championship Tournament, hosted by the Barony of Roaring Wastes, Sunday, Aug 2, 2 pm to 4 pm, on the Archery Range.
08-02
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Henna Party Lady Zimra al-Ghaziyah Come and explore the world of henna body art! All materials and instruction are provided. Children are welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-02
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known Commedia dell'Arte troupes will guide you if you're new, or give you free advice that's definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
08-02
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Making, Care and Feeding of Your Thrown Weapons THL Colin MacKenzie How to design and make basic weapons as well as how to keep them in good condition. This teaches more than how to make weapons pass inspection, but also how to extend their life and improve performance with a minimum of tools.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Using Psychographics in SCA Event Planning Lord Oswyn of Baðon A look at what psychographs are and how they can be applied to SCA event planning.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Men's Clothing in Anglo-Saxon England Æðelwald Bald A brief introduction to men's clothing in Anglo-Saxon England including period-appropriate fabrics and colours.
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Archaeological Textiles: Context and Provenance Viscountess Seelie Brianna This class will look at textiles and textile production tools that been recovered from archaeological excavations, the structures and the fibers and tools used in their production. Sites include Northern Europe, British Islands, the Mediterranean and the Middle East prior to the Middle Ages.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Decorative Seams in Early Britain and Scandinavia Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain You’ve seen them, you’ve loved them, but what is the actual evidence for decorative seam finishings in the early British and Scandinavian world? We will look at the pictorial and archeological evidence for seam treatments to discover how they were used and why. Please bring examples of your favorites and their sources!
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #1: Welcome Home Pennsic Performing Arts Finally returned from the town run and ready to get back into the swing of all things bardic? This meeting of the Collegium is for all bards and those who want to be bards - storytellers, singers, poets, all! Come to see who is here this year, meet new people, and renew old friendships, maybe even find a mentor for this War.
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Period Drinking Songs Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Leaves of Laughter: Comic Theatre Workshop Solveig Throndardottir A participatory workshop introducing late-medieval improvisational Japanese comic theatre. Participants will be introduced to stock characters, theatrical devices, and comic theory. We will read several play synopses and script a short play for performance later in the week.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country B Lord Richard de Troyes Easy English Country Dances for two or three couples. No partner required; all steps will be taught.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Family Range Known World Baronial Archer Champions Tourney Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Calling all baronial archer champions to join us for our Second Annual Known World Baronial Archer Champions Shoot-Off. This is a friendly competition among all current baronial archer champions. Open to Shire, Canton, Riding, Marche champions, as well. No pre-registration is required. Participants, please bring a small patch representing your barony (1.5-2" diameter) to donate toward the prize. Note: We will also be doing a tournament for all youth baronial champions at the same time, so please encourage your youth champions to come out. Same request: Please bring a small patch representing your barony to use toward the prize.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Games Tent Happy Japanese Games THL Yamamura Kitsune Leisure games of Japan will be discussed. Reproductions of each game will be available to play for the duration of class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard.
08-02
15:00
2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Folk Tunes of the Elizabethan Era Gregory Blount Learn to sing some Elizabethan music, including various broadside ballads and tunes collected by Thomas Ravenscroft, the first collector and publisher of folk music.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 "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.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
08-02
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Creating a Flourished Hand by Bocskay THL Kieran MacRae Learn how to recreate a very ornate hand developed by Georg Bocskay based on folio 82 in the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta. Students will have a chance to create their own examples.
08-02
16:00
1.5 Archery Tent Target Archery Marshals' Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will a target archery marshals' meeting in the marshals' tent on the Archery Range on Friday, July 31, at 4 pm. There will also be an archery marshals' meeting on Sunday, August 2, at 4 pm, for all those marshals who did not or could not make the meeting on Thursday.
08-02
16:00
2.0 A&S 1 Off-Grid Solutions for Disability Support Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Off-grid power solutions: class and discussion. Please bring a power adapter or clear picture. Solutions for specific needs will be created.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Resubs, Appeals, and Requests for Reconsideration Lady Lillia de Vaux When a name or armory submission is returned, submitters have several options: resubmitting, sending an appeal, and requesting reconsideration. This class will discuss how to read and interpret a return decision, the differences between the options and when to use them, and resources that can help.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Meet-the-Dance-Faculty Social Pennsic Dance Staff Everyone is invited to meet the people who make the Pennsic School of European Dance happen! This event is open for all students and dancers to meet this year's faculty and staff, and is another social event for our faculty and experienced dancers. We encourage all to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and a group picture of staff and teachers will be taken.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-02
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-02
16:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Bhangra Lalleshwari Sah This high-energy dance hails from Punjab, India. It is joyful and celebratory, and a great way to stay in shape. Also included will be meditation.
08-02
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Mask Performance and Mumming Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain Masked performers appeared in a number of countries in medieval and Renaissance Europe, in mummings, masques and other performances. After an overview describing such performances, the class will practice performing in masks. (Masks will be available, or feel free to bring your own!) Weather permitting, the class will make a short field trip "in character" (wearing the masks) down a Pennsic thoroughfare.
08-02
17:00
1.5 A&S 2 Engineering the Dream: SCA Event Planning Master Gunnar Sigurdsson Discussion of the nuts and bolts of event planning: site selection, budgeting, activities, schedules and staffing to help design fun events. Plan on 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the amount of discussion and Q&A. Master Gunnar has served as an event steward for local, kingdom and Known World events.
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Hand-Sewing Eyelets Lady Grazia Morgano Take your garb up a notch! Metal grommets don't have the look and they result in less-durable clothing. Come learn how to use an awl and needle to hand-sew your own eyelets.
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Renga: Linked Poetry, Part 1 Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Part 1: A survey on the history and creation of the traditional Japanese poetic form.
08-02
17:00
2.0 Dragonshade (N01) Asian Persona Tea THL Wu Yun A meet and greet for Asian personas. Come and share your experiences and learn from one another over a cup of tea. Bring something on which to sit.
08-02
17:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam Session Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Do you play the recorder? Would you like to play with others in a group setting? Read through Renaissance literature? Come join us. In the 90-minute session we will start with beginner/easy reading and then move towards harder music. If you're a youth player, then come at the beginning. If you're more advanced, then come halfway through. Bring your instrument or use one of ours. There will be soprano recorders available at $6.00 each, and alto recorders for $12.00.
08-02
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Psallite: Medieval Music for Everyone Pennsic Performing Arts Psallite's goal is to bring medieval music to everyone, with a focus on the listener. The band performs a variety of European pieces, including troubadour songs, cantigas, and motets. Most songs are sung in translation. Featuring THL Kasha Alekseeva, Lady Jadwiga Krzyzanowska, and Lord Aaron Drummond.
08-02
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-02
18:00
1.5 A&S 1 A New Way to Wire Weave: Anglo-Saxon Interweave Baroness Serafina Alamanni This will be a discussion of a historical wire weaving pattern and its differences from the Baltic area examples often called "Viking" wire weaving. We will be discussing the archaeological evidence for its construction and use. Ten kits will be available for $5 on a first-come basis for interested participants to practice the method and take home the materials to finish a chain. Observers are welcome. The Baltic method, commonly known in the SCA as "Viking" wire weaving, will be discussed but not directly taught.
08-02
18:00
1.5 A&S 5 Arts and Sciences 50 Challenge Reception Lady Albreda Aylese Anno Societatus 50 is here, so we're down to the final phase of the Challenge: celebrating!! ArtsAndSciences50.org
08-02
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood, Singing Minstrel Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, wandering minstrel, returns to the Pennsic stage to beguile you with tales boldly sung and perform songs included on his first album, ʺHidden Goldʺ. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
18:00
4.0 South Battlefield Combat of the Thirty Mistress Ysemay Sterlyng This is a 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blows scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. Armour must be a reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-C harness, and weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-C kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, polearms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7', daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are "captured" during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the CotT begins.
08-02
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-02
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor Pennsic Performing Arts The concert that has become a Pennsic tradition! Songs, stories, history and hijinkery with Duke Moonwulf Starkaadhersson along with his special guest/alter ego, Michael Longcor, and surprise friends.
08-02
20:00
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Known World Members of the Order of Defense Pennsic Performing Arts All members of the Order of Defense from across the Known World, plus any who have received a writ to consider elevation to the Order, are invited to a simple gathering in Æthelmearc Royal so that we may meet each other and put names with faces. Light food and drink will be provided.
08-02
20:00
4.0 Great Hall Beginner's Ball THL James Blackcloak Not a dancer? Or have two left feet? Then this is the ball for you! The Beginners' Ball lets you explore the joys of dance without needing any experience. This is a teaching ball, meaning every dance will be explained. And, like all the dance activities at Pennsic, you don't need to bring a partner! Music and light refreshments will be provided.
08-02
20:00
2.0 Holt Heroetus (W01) Known World Siege Marshal Social THL Diccon de Reinport To promote convivial dialogue amongst the various groups of siege marshals in the Known World, THL Diccon de Reinport, former D.E.M. of Siege for the Middle Kingdom, is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Known World Siege Marshal Social to be hosted at the Holt Heroetus encampment at Pennsic War 43. Please join us for informal discussions about siege combat and marshaling and any other topics of interest.
08-02
20:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Guedra: North African Trance Dance Lady Kharajin of Turku Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. (If you've heard the talk before, you can skip the first 30 minutes or so and come for the participation in the dance. Men must leave at that point.) Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant; no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-02
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Aénor d'Anjou Pennsic Performing Arts For over 20 years these loopy Laurels have been making musical magic with their mix of medieval melodies, bawdy ballads, terpsichorean tirades and sundry songs for SCAdians. Join in the fun for their annual Pennsic concert! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts. You will be glad that you did! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
02:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
08-03
07:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-03
07:00
1.0 White 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.
08-03
08:00
1.0 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 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-03
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-03
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
08-03
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-03
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the Archery Range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 5th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Poetry Day Artisans Row Knowne World Poetry Competition. Demonstrations of styles of poetry used within our time period.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Circa 1200 Day Artisans Row Sponsored by House Yew-Bend, Circa 1200 Day will feature a daily life exhibit in the period that runs roughly from 1150 to 1250 CE in Western Europe. Scheduled demonstrators include a woodworker, glassworker, weaver, "Daily Life on a Manor", and more.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Period Pigment Making Day Artisans Row Learn how to make pigments - even ochre - from Pennsic mud.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Button Up! THL Helena Sibylla This class will cover the techniques used to make self-stuffed cloth buttons appropriate for clothing from the 14th century onward. We will also use the buttonhole stitch to make hand-sewn buttonholes.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Who Were the Cooks? Master Victor of Shrewsbury You’ve eaten food inspired by their recipes. Perhaps you’ve even read their cookbooks. But who were those cooks whose writings were popular in the Middle Ages? A whirlwind tour of some of those fascinating individuals!
08-03
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1.0 A&S 7 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
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1.0 A&S 8 How to Find the Fun, Once It Has Been Lost Mistress Svanhildr Karlsdottir The Dream means different things to different people at different times in their lives. At times we lose the Dream and lose the fun. Let's go find it. This is a forum conversation environment.
08-03
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2.0 A&S 11 Inlaid Patchwork Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed This class will investigate the wall-hanging technique of Intarsia or inlaid patchwork. A small sample project will be worked in wool.
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1.5 A&S 13 16th-Century Coif Make-and-Take Lady Mairin O'Cadhla A look at late Renaissance coifs and their basic construction. Off a base pattern, we will take measurements to make a custom coif in class. Kit supplied with linen cloth, thread, needle, drawstring, base pattern, and handout.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 15 Turk's Head Knot: Hands-On Lady Ester Pickering The Turk's head knot, a decorative, yet challenging little knot. It was commonly used on sweet bags for decoration and to hide the joining of threads. Learn the flat and 3D versions of this knot in this hands-on class. Visit here for examples: http://traynedbandes.com/blog/2014/02/14/turks-head-knot-by-ester-pickering/
08-03
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3.0 Battlefield Consorts' Info Point Mistress Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon A time and place for those who inspire and those who want to find out more about the historic or modern rôle of consorts! Come and share information, stories and ideas. You do not have to attend the entire time. Drop in for as long as you'd like - a few minutes or couple of hours.
08-03
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1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Context- Late Roman World Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the the continuing influence of Rome. We'll cover the Romano-British culture and the cultures of the Mediterranean: Lombard, Visigoth, and other heirs to the Roman Empire, especially Constantinople.
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1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Italian Chaos Lord Wilhelm This is a chance to learn very simple dance steps that are all one needs to know to do a dance. They can be as simple or as complicated as the dancers desire. Knowing these allow the students to dance at balls and are starting points to learn other dances.
08-03
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1.0 Family Range Beginning Archery Classes: 12 and Under Master Godric of Hamtun To all younger archers: Come to the archery range on Aug 3 and Aug 4 to be instructed in the art of archery, 9 am to 10 am. You must be 12 or under to participate.
08-03
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3.0 Herald's Point (Herald's Point) Heraldic Road Show Brunissende Dragonette Come watch and participate as the Sovereigns of Arms explain by examples how decisions are made for names and devices. This is highly entertaining and very educational for heralds of all levels. All are welcome.
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09:00
3.0 Little Dragon's Hoard (214) No Excuses Blacksmithing Master Solvarr Hammarson No frills blacksmithing for people who want to get started on a shoestring budget.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intro to Middle Eastern Dance for Every Body Olah Erzebet Embracing bodies of all types and mobilities, this low-key dance class will go from an accounting of your resources to introducing a range of bellydance basics. We will be moving what can be moved, and shaking what we’ve got, so please dress comfortably!
08-03
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
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09:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 Freescholar Charity Tournament Mistress Alyna of the Ilex The Freescholars of Atlantia invite you to participate in the 10th annual Freescholar Charity Tournament. A donation ($5 recommended) secures your place in this contest. The format will be triple elimination, with progressive weapons forms following Atlantian rapier conventions. Combatants start first with single sword. Upon taking a loss, the combatant may take up a defensive secondary. Upon taking a second loss, the combatant may take up an offensive secondary. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Scribal Track THL Zofia Kowalewska If you ever wanted to try the scribal arts, now is your chance. The Scribal Beginner Track will introduce you to the tools of the trade, design elements, layout, outlining, painting and calligraphy. We'll create a scroll from beginning to end. No experience necessary and a beginner kit is included with the class cost.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 The Calf-to-Codex Project Lady Ursula Mortimer “Calf-to-Codex” is a Middle Kingdom project to create a medieval book from the ground up, using entirely period methods and materials. We are looking to the SCA 50th Anniversary as our deadline. Eventually the finished volume is intended to be read from at events and gatherings. This session will feature reports of progress to date and what has been learned, and look ahead to the final steps.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 Thorsberg Trousers: Pants That Last! Mistress Alicia Langland Tired of repairing pants that rip in unmentionable places? Then you’ll love these pants based on trousers from an Iron Age burial! Learn what you’ll need to make them yourself: fabrics, seams, pattern, and construction.
08-03
10:00
1.5 A&S 3 Intoduction to Labyrinths THL Ambros Kyrielle It matters not if you are Tudor or Turk, Norseman or Nepalese, Breton or Borgia, labyrinths are a part of your world. Topics covered are "What is a labyrinth?" ; categories and types; how to draw one; and a whirlwind tour of labyrinths in period. From storytelling devices to dancing floors, from monster trap to heavenly road the labyrinth has meant many things to many peoples. Brought to you by "That Chalk Labyrinth Guy."
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Period-ic Sewing Table: Choosing Material Elements Lady Margaret Wolseley Will this fabric drape the way the gown in that portrait does? What thread should I use for this garment? Gathering the right materials is essential to getting beautiful results from your costuming efforts. This class will cover terms for fabrics and notions and discuss the importance of using quality tools for sewing. We will consider outer layers, linings and interlinings, courtly garments and everyday clothes. We will discuss both period fabrics and modern substitutes. Students can purchase a materials sample card.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Child's Play by Breughel Mistress Anthoinette de Martel Breughel's painting, Children At Play, has approximately 80 different games or childhood activities represented. Let's look at the many things he painted, play some games and perhaps make one.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow, that will grow with them. Share your tips, ideas and questions. Bring samples of your favorite go-to garb for your child. The handout will include ideas, websites, pictures that have been gleaned over the years. I will be including a Teen Edition as mine have gotten to that point.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Manuscripts and Motets: Western Music 1200-1300 THL Elsa von Heilbronn An overview of developments in Western European music from 1200-1300, with plenty of listening examples. We’ll look at music from the great manuscript collections, such as Carmina Burana and the Cantigas de Santa Maria, as well as the dawn of music with multiple parts, including the French motet, and, just briefly, trends in music notation and theory. Color handout.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Peppers Are Not Just Corns Lady Mikalina Lydushka Pavlovna You think that peppers are just peppercorns? Think twice! Think three times! We will cover peppers from peppercorn to vine fruit, the different histories and uses! Add some spice to your life and your food! Become informed and adventurous!
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 So You Want to Make a Cloister Garden? Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk What is a cloister garden? Where were they? What was in them? How were they made and kept up? Q&A-type session.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 15 Fingerweaving: The Greene Dorge Lady Ester Pickering Finger weaving was a technique used to make purse strings and lacings in the 16th century. There are dozens of patterns created by this technique involving one or more workers. This class will teach the Greene Dorge pattern that I used on my sweet bag. Basic finger weaving experience required. To see how the weave looks: http://traynedbandes.com/blog/2014/02/09/fingerloop-braiding-for-my-sweete-bag/
08-03
10:00
1.5 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.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Flash Mob Prep Class: La Castellana, Petit Riens Mistress Felice Debbage Don't know the dances, La Castellana and Petit Riens? Want to be in a flash mob? Take this class to prepare. We will learn all the moves and practice how to start the flash mob so you'll look like a pro when we perform it for the lucky folks who happen to be strolling by. Musicians who can play the songs well are welcome, too! We will dance La Castellana first and then immediately jump into Petit Riens. Meet at noon on Tuesday, 8/4, in the wide, grassy south merchant area near the main gate for the flash mob. If you aren't able to join us for the rehearsal, then jump in on the dance during the first chorus of La Castellana.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Fort Armoured Castle Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Two 30-minute unlimited resurrection battles. Sides switch after the first battle. One point per battle. • Middle/East start on the west side of the field, Æthelmearc and allies start on the east side of the field. • Field Layout: • 36'x36' tower 36' outside the gate, with an 18' doorway in both sides. • 50' wall extending from tower south side to a 27' gap, then another 50' wall. • Additional hay bales set up inside the castle on the east edge to mimic the actual fortifications on the west edge. • Southern field edge will be 100' past the south flag. • Edge of the world / start lines (east and west edges) and exact wall angle and placement will be determined by the DKEMs for Siege and Combat Archery to ensure a proper safety buffer. • Resurrection occurs at the East and West edges of the world. • Enemy troops may not move across the field and enter the castle from their opponents’ side from the south, though the main gate of the fort will be open for entering and exiting. • Three banners; possession determined by the colored flag being raised above the 50% mark at time. Full gauntlets required to activate the flag. • Banner #1 placed 50' past the end of the wall in the open field. • Banner #2 in the center of the tower. • Banner #3 in the center of the castle far enough in that it's not on the slope. • One possession check at final cannon. Point awarded to side with majority possession. • All holds will be local save in the event of a medical emergency. Only general holds will stop the clock. • Combat archery and siege will be allowed in this battle. Gleaning of tubular and siege ammunition is allowed. • Siege may move during the battle. Siege starting line will be determined on site.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Lord István Nyiregyhazi 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.
08-03
10:00
2.0 General Archery Raise Your Archery Game THL Graem de Cherbourg A quick tutorial on the fundamentals of hand bows, arrows and archery as a discipline followed by on-range tutorial on shooting technique. First time shooters welcome.
08-03
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New this year: Students will build a Coptic sketch book with wood covers and exposed spine using techniques used in Egypt in the 4th century.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-03
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-03
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-03
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Gilding the Scroll Lady Daniela Schwartzhaupt Ever get a scroll assignment that you needed to get done quickly and still wanted it to look special or wanted to make something shine when held up in court? In this hands-on class, students will learn a quick and inexpensive way to create an illuminated border using patent metal-leafing materials that can be obtained at a local arts and crafts store. Students will leave the class with an illuminated note card.
08-03
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the three War Points for each shoot.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This class will touch on all aspects of the tapestry. History, construction and hints to show how anyone can do a tapestry or a small piece of it.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 How Napoleon Led to the SCA Masarrah bint Ma'mun "Medievalism" is the word historians use to describe a long-running cultural fascination with the Middle Ages as it has developed in modern Western culture. This class will locate the initial development of medievalism with the politics and culture of the early nineteenth century -- and specifically, the failures of Napoleon -- and trace it as an historical phenomenon through the rise of nationalism, the World Wars, and up to the present day.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Drop Spinning 101 Lady Dagmaer Hroaldsdottir Learn the basics of how to spin wool using a drop spindle. Limited number of spindles available for use. $7 for supplies. Feel free to bring your own supplies if desired.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Spaces, Architecture, and Western City Planning Mistress Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir A discussion of city development in the medieval period, including building designs, locations, spaces, and the rise of Western cities.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Pulling the Teeth out of Stage Fright THL Lucia Elena Braganza The vast majority of us experience some level of stage fright or performance anxiety, whether it's in a bardic space, or the CEO's office. We'll pin down this ugly-muggly monster, dissect some of the elements of anxiety, wrestle our most common buggaboos into the daylight, and practice some spook-busting techniques. Focused on Bardic Arts, but applicable to all performances.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 11 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will cover the foods eaten at Passover seders in the Middle Ages when matzah was an inch thick and horseradish was only eaten as an ingredient in charoset. We will be looking at the evolution of the rulings about various foods, recipes to make some of them, how some of the practices changed. Includes taste testing.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Divination: Sorcery, Casting of Lots, Tarot Dr Henry Best Intro to Sorcery aka Sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as i Ching, runes, tarot, bibliomancy. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of using dice to obtain answers directly from God. Second hour we will focus on cards, including tarot.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Historical Dangerous Beauty Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey After a discussion on general information on the life of the Venetian courtesan, there will be a closer look at Veronica Franco, whose life as a highly sought-after courtesan was the basis for the 1996 movie, 'Dangerous Beauty.'
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 Medieval Gardens Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk Kitchen gardens, medicinal gardens, cloister gardens, palace gardens. What were they, where were they, and what was in them?
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Recruitment Roundtable THL Desiderata Drake How do we get new people interested in the SCA? What works? What doesn't work? Come discuss recruitment strategies including demos, social media, and other means of outreach.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Love Lost and Won: Leoncello and Gelosia Master Lorenzo Petrucci Learn two simple and elegant 15th-century Italian dances that chronicle stormy romances: Leoncello and Gelosia.
08-03
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"! $20 Material Fee includes your choice of Home of Poi - Sock Poi and a storage pouch. Handout with class review & contacts. Refreshments are also served.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Touch the Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
08-03
11:30
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Known World Celebration of Hats: A Hatter's Tea Baroness Clarice Roan Hat enthusiasts of the Known World are cordially invited to join Duchess Ilish O'Donovan and Baroness Clarice Roan for a tea-and-cookies-reception. Wear the hat creation you are most proud of and bring pictures of the rest. Share your ideas and creativity.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Sign Heraldry: What, How, and Why? THL Kateline Eliot The purpose of this class is to introduce individuals to Silent/Sign Heraldry including what we do and our role, where we provide services, and how to get started. We will discuss court etiquette as well as interacting with voice heralds and royalty. Some SCA-specific signs will be discussed and demonstrated.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Device Design 101 Lady Fiora Valori This class will give you the tools on how to create a device (or badge) for SCA submission. Learn how to draw/design elements so they fit the space best, are clear and identifiable, and what resources are available for images to use in designing a device or badge for submission. Heralds and non-heralds are welcome.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Cryptology in the Middle Ages Master Suleiman ibn Da'ud ibn Sahl An examination of the history and use of cryptology in period including famous and obscure. Contest and hints will be given at the end.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover both legends and the real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will examine the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Medieval Youth Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa They weren't just little adults! Come learn the journey of a child from birth to death. Toys, traditions, rituals, and much more!
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Wire Wrapped Beads Baroness Serafina Alamanni Intermediate wire weaving. Class will be hands-on teaching the Viking era technique of wire wrapped or caged beads.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Bovo-Bukh: Intro to Yiddish Satire Lady Mærhild Rediscover a tale that was widely read between the 16th and 19th century but forgotten today. Be prepared for beautiful queens, hero wolf men, wicked monks and cruel sultans. The Bovo-Bukh is a product of contact between Jews and the chivalric stories of the wider non-Jewish world. No Yiddish language skills required.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hand-Sewing Lady Albreda Aylese Instead of talking about final touches, use hand-sewn seams, hems, and facings to give your garment the perfect first touches.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Italian Renaissance Partlets Lady Grazia Morgano There's rarely only one right way to make something. Explore the range of styles found in Italian partlets, and find something to your liking.
08-03
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Band Sensitivity Training: One on a Part Rufina Cambrensis Shawms can sing! Players of shawms, rauschpfieffes, sackbuts/trombones, dulcians, go a step beyond Loud and explore ensemble and listening skills. Everyone won't play every piece, but everyone will have a chance to play, and everyone will have a chance to listen in a supportive environment.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Mercanzia: 15th-Century Italian Dance Lord Maurin Lessault Love is easily lost but just as easily found again, or such is the story told by Mercanzia, a dance for four by Domenico.
08-03
12:00
4.0 Great Hall Barter Town Meeting Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne Annual Meet and Greet of the Barter Town Citizens.
08-03
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp, with hand tools.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Reading from Facsimile Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska Bring your instruments and we'll play through some 16th-century music in facsimile. Get ready to read in C clefs!
08-03
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent 14th-Century Italian Secular Vocal Music Mistress Arianna Morgan This class provides an overview of the musical and poetic forms of 14th century Italian secular vocal music. Listening examples will be provided.
08-03
12:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane) A Blacksmith's Double Chamber Bellows Lord Drogo Rabenwald A display of the inner workings of a two-chamber blacksmith's bellows, including the valves and how they are made. Will also have descriptions of how the skin is attached and pattern-making of the whole process.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Vair and Ermine (N18) Hearth Cooking Lady Eleanor Hamilton Learn to cook a pie (or two) over a fire pit! We will go over cooking techniques for open hearth cooking and make a beet and meat pie.
08-03
12:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Tunisian Footwork Lady Oola Gulabi Tunisian dancing is known for the big twisting hips and fancy footwork. Join Maria for a slightly cardiovascular and super fun class to add to more folk to your style! We will drill hip and footwork and learn a fun, short combination.
08-03
12:30
1.0 Touch the Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with rhythms played in 6 and 12. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-03
12:30
2.0 West Battlefield Known World Squire's Tourney Duke Logan Ebonwoulfe Open only to those armoured fighters who are in fealty to a member of the SCA Order of the Chivalry.
08-03
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3.0 Æthelmearc 1 Known World Scribal Tea Baroness Alexandra Dei Campagnella Æthelmearc is pleased and proud to host the Pennsic Known World Scribal Tea within the Æthelmearc Kingdom encampment on Monday of War week from 1-4:00 p.m. We graciously invite scribes from every land to come and be celebrated. This tea is meant to honor all of the scribes from the newbies to the most experienced. Please consider bringing your very own brag book or portfolio to share, as I can think of nothing else that would be more inspiring to other artisans. Merriment to include the following: Tea! and absolutely divine treats, an original scribal game in which everyone may participate regardless of skill level! All attendees will receive a token to mark this most special occasion. Questions or concerns may be posed to MistressAntoinettedelaCroix@gmail.com
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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 201 (Intermediate) Lord William Kilmaron Intermediate 3-ball juggling. Learn several basic tricks, such as crosses, snatches, and reverse cascade. We may work our way into basic 2-, 4-, and 5-ball juggling as they apply. Juggling balls will be available for use and purchase.
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1.0 A&S 1 Silent Heralds' Roundtable THL Kateline Eliot This will be an opportunity for Silent Heralds across the Known World to gather, make new acquaintances, and renew friendships. During this gathering of Silent Heralds and people interested in Silent Heraldry, we will discuss topics important to providing services to the populace. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how to get started in Silent Heraldry, what our purpose is, appropriate conduct and etiquette.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Display Lady Alana O'Keeve Learn how to use your registered device and/or badge to indicate your presence, mark your belongings or show your allegiance.
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1.0 A&S 3 Feast Kitchen Management: Secrets of Success THL Bojei Temur Proper planning prevents panic! Learn one method for managing feast preparation, service, and staff (plus a few neat tricks) for a problem-free feast.
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1.0 A&S 5 Vulcanism and 13th-Century Weather Sir Michael of York Matthew Paris, a 13th-century chronicler, described weather events in 1257 and 1258 that we now know were caused by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. This talk will take you through today's modern scientific knowledge about that eruption and its probable effects and then use that knowledge to gain an insight into what Matthew described in his chronicle.
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1.0 A&S 6 How to Carve A Viking Horse Master Nigellus leHaie Learn to carve a Viking toy horse using period tools and materials. In this class we will carve a toy Viking horse using period tools and materials. All tools and supplies will be provided. No fee. Bandages will be provided. Note: The tools are extremely sharp. Must 16 years old or older. Must have mother's or wife's permission to attend.
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1.0 A&S 7 Death in the Middle Ages Mistress Giovanna Adimari This introductory course will discuss the impact of death on the lives of those personas that we portray. Topics will include burial practices, the plague, reliquaries and saints.
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1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Exhibition Organizer Gathering Pennsic Performing Arts Gathering for organizers, volunteers, and folks for the 2-5 pm Monday Bardic Arts Exhibition in the PA Tent.
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2.0 A&S 11 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
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1.0 A&S 12 A History of Playing Cards and Tarot THL Heather Hall A discussion of the gaming system and its origins: their migration west and evolution. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking and persona matching included. There will be examples to examine.
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1.0 A&S 13 Sewing Flat-Felled Seams Lady Albreda Aylese Flat-felling is a sewing technique that keeps your seam allowances from fraying, makes your garments hang better, and can even make them last longer.
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1.5 A&S 14 Spin in Time Lady Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A roundtable discussion of spinners who have chosen to focus on (for their persona) period fibers and tools within the context of the SCA. Spinning on a modern wheel or spindle is one thing; looking to recreate spinning as your persona would have done it is another. This is an opportunity for spinners to come together and discuss what they have learned plus new theories and information they have come across.
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1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Itamae: Samurai Chef Solveig Throndardottir What did Pimiko, Shotoku-taishi, the Shining Genji, Dogen, and Hideyoshi eat? An introduction to the food, food culture, cookery, rituals of the meal, and the culinary calendar of pre-modern Japan.
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1.0 Dance Tent Ballo del Fiore Baroness Serafina Alamanni This simple 16th-century Italian dance has versions for 2, 3, 4 and 5 dancers. Join us as we explore the different combinations. Beginners welcome.
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2.0 Fort Rapier Manor Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield One hour plus 10-30 additional randomized minutes. Unlimited resurrections. Initial deployment sides to be determined by coin toss. • Armies will deploy from, and resurrect at, the resurrection lines established during the armoured castle battle. • Five banners: one in the castle, four evenly spaced in the town and broken field. Location and positioning to be determined Sunday night by Army staff representatives and marshals from each of the three principal kingdoms. • Five randomized checks at times to be determined by the marshals. Majority of banners takes time check point; majority of time check points takes battle • Possession of banners determined by the colored flag being raised above the 50% mark at time. • At the midpoint of the battle (directly after the third time check point), a hold will be called and the armies will switch sides of the field, redeploying from their new resurrection lines. • All holds will be local save in the event of a medical emergency, and for the side switch. Only general holds will stop the clock. • RBGs will not be used. • Death From Behind will be allowed. • Field layout from the Armoured Castle Battle will be reused.
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1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review board games previously taught and provide opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent My Guitar’s Persona is a Lute Lady Katherine Morgan This class covers how to retune a guitar like a Renaissance lute, basic chords and plucking techniques, how to read lute tablature, and resources for period repertoire. No experience necessary. It is helpful but not required to bring a guitar, capo and music stand.
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bilora, Origin of Brighella? Pennsic Performing Arts i Sebastiani and friends will perform (as readers' theater) a 20-minute, one act scripted play from about 1530 Italy which may be the origin of the commedia character Brighella and, if not the origin, certainly lends to his creation. Before the play there will be a short lecture to set context. After the play there will be discussion. Warning, this play has a lot of very offensive visceral language, and is a dark comedy, if it can be called comedy at all.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
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14:00
2.0 A&S 1 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
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1.0 A&S 2 I Do Not Think That Means What You Think It Means Lady Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana An exploration of the inter-kingdom anthropology of the usage of regalia and other tokens and designators of rank as used within the SCA.
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1.0 A&S 3 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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1.0 A&S 5 Piracy in the SCA Era Dyryck Hastings This class will talk about piracy from its origins to the death of Queen Elizabeth. We go into piracy, privateers, famous pirates, political influence. Includes European as well as Far Eastern.
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2.0 A&S 6 A Peek at the Picts Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain An overview of the Pictish period in Scotland, discussing contemporary and archaeological sources, common misconceptions, the Pictish symbols, clothing, and daily life.
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1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters THL Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass or bone paternoster.
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1.0 A&S 8 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography. How the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
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1.0 A&S 9 Historical Facets of Commedia dell'Arte Troupes Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you been interested in joining, creating or potentially finding new members for a Commedia dell'Arte group? Commedia dell'Arte troupes differ from traditional theater in many ways. This class will present research from Robert Henke's book, "Performance and Literature in Commedia dell'Arte" pertaining to the structure and practices of early commedia troupes. Members of Vagando Stolti will discuss ways to run an SCA troupe based on the structure and profession in period. Whether you are Comici or a Capicomico, learn how to interact in a troupe with courtesy, diligence and commitment to the art. All students are welcome to network and discuss practices with artists from various kingdoms.
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1.0 A&S 10 Medieval-Style Mustards 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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2.0 A&S 12 Sex in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Handouts are limited, but I will also have CDs of the material for $1.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Courtesan Persona Roundtable Lady Fortune St Keyne Are you a courtesan? Do you want to be? We'll discuss the joys and pitfalls of the vocation as relates to our SCA life, and share resources. If you've ever wished for a persona support group, here it is. To be immediately followed by an in-persona promenade of courtesans and entourage through the merchant area .
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1.0 Battlefield Double-Reed Musical Instruments: Loud and Soft Master Remus Fletcher Have you ever wondered about period woodwinds other than then recorders? Double-reed instruments come in several flavors: loud or soft, windcapped or open reeds. What is better: a natural or synthetic reed? Learn a little about the care and feeding of the crumhorn, cornamuse, kortholt, shawm and Rauschpfeife. A limited number of instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 16th-Century Italian B THL Margherita Battistina Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn simple, late 16th-century Italian dances. Possible dances: Contra Passo, La Castellana.
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14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, combinations, and presentations. We will gain strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, and coordination as we learn body awareness and basic movements, organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing is necessary; dance shoes, pads or bare feet, but no street shoes. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are optional and helpful for movement awareness. Men and women are welcome in this fun class for the beginner as well as dancers who desire a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-03
14:30
1.5 Amphitheater Improv Theater Games for Improving Your Character THL 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.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Healthy Projection and Professional Presentation Lord Martyn de Halliwell Discussion of breathing, resonance and acoustics for the active voice herald, landed baron(ess), story teller, or singer from an opera singer's perspective, with a lecture followed by a masterclass-style session with any willing participants.
08-03
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3.0 A&S 3 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools Master Gunnarr Alfljot Silversmithing on a budget. Survey and demonstration of tools for use with nonferrous metals. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Period Sources for Viking Bead Makers Master Sigulf Karlnar Learn where to find period examples of Viking beads to replicate. We will discuss web sources, books and glass sources. We will also discuss "period vs. period-like" beads.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Viking Age Clothing: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Thorsbjerg, Mammen, Viborg, Damendorf, Birka, Eura, and other finds. 45-page handout is available.
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1.0 A&S 8 Cubic and Quartic Equations (Islamic Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at solving the cubic and quartic equations in the Islamic world.
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1.5 A&S 10 Henna Body Art for Beginners Lady Parvati Chandravanshi From mixing paste from the best ingredients, to safety instruction and building your first designs, we will focus on the basics for great henna.
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1.0 A&S 11 Introduction to Making Gruit Beers Lord Kythe Szubielka Discussion about the creation of non-hopped beers using a variety of herbs referred to as gruit-style beers. Attendees should bring a valid ID, 1 oz. clear glass cup for critiquing and any experiences you would like to share with the class concerning your gruit beer exploits.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Measuring the Heavens and the Earth Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen In this class we will study De Practica Geometrie by Leonardo of Pisa, known today as Fibonacci. In this book Fibonacci explains how to use geometry for practical purposes, mainly on measuring the dimensions, areas, and volumes of physical objects such as fields, trees, and planets.
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1.0 A&S 14 Chirurgeonate Leadership Meeting Master Andreas de Caunteton Meeting of the Kindom Chirurgeons and/or Guild Leadership to coordinate and collaborate on the future of the Chirurgeonate.
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15:00
2.0 Blue List Bellatrix Techniques Duke Paul of Bellatrix This class teaches fundamental and advanced techniques of the Bellatrix system of armored sword and shield fighting. It is appropriate for all levels of proficiency. Technique is one of the main pillars of successful fighting. No matter what your level of proficiency, efficient and effective technique will help you to improve your game, and avoid injury through faulty bio-mechanics. The class is taught unarmored. Students will need a sword and preferably a shield, or something similar. Neither needs to be SCA legal, but must be safe.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian C Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? No problem! This class starts with basic steps and patterns, then teaches fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy. No partners required.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Cent Lady Margaret of Enniscorthy Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late period two-player card game.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
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16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 I Spy: Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Searching for ways to make your calligraphy look more “medieval"? Not sure why your letters don't look quite right? This class will show you how to analyze calligraphy and take your letters to the next level. Some calligraphy experience is helpful.
08-03
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? - Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 How to Make a Good Class Great for Kids Lady Perronnelle de Croy This class is aimed at those who teach or want to teach children in the SCA. The class will focus on adapting crafts and incorporating historical information so that it can be more easily assimilated by children of all ages.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 On the Evolution of Jewish Names Lord Eleazar ha-Levi This class traces the evolution of Jewish names from the simple names in the Bible, through the Babylonian Diaspora, the Greco-Roman and Talmudic period, and the Middle Ages (European and Arabic forms) to the modern form of Given Name and Surname. Name forms in a number of times and cultures will be discussed. The course is intended to be useful to both heralds dealing with clients and to those interested in creating their own period persona name.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
08-03
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2.0 A&S 6 Nalbinding Heels Mistress Ose Silverhair Socks are some of the most common nalbinding artifacts. Learn several variations for completing heels, regardless of the stitch you use. Students should be comfortable with at least one stitch. Needle and yarn will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 7 What Makes a God? Key Aspects in Myth Sarah Barringer The underlying lessons of pre-Christian Norse and Irish myth are conveyed through the gods' associations and character traits.
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1.0 A&S 8 The Cubic and Quartic Equations (European Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at how equations of the third and fourth degree were solved in 16th-century Italy.
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2.0 A&S 11 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.
08-03
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 How to Card-Weave Letters and Designs Lady Elena Hylton Learn to weave letters, numbers, or your own designs using the double-faced weaving technique! To fully participate, bring a loom warped with 14, 22, or 42 cards, A&B in one color, C&D in a contrasting color, all S or Z threaded, and shuttle in either color. Fewer cards are easier to work with and recommended for beginners. Observers welcome, or bring one loom and share with a friend. Several looms will be provided for observers to try out the technique.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 13 Make a St. Birgitta Coif THL Sarai Tindall Come make a simple linen coif appropriate for all classes of women from the 13th-15th centuries. Recommended: knowledge of basic hand-sewing.
08-03
16:00
2.0 A&S 14 Known World Chirurgeonate Meeting Master Andreas de Caunteton All past, current and future members of the Chirurgeonate are invited to meet and discuss the current status of the Chirurgeonate and forward plans.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Fioretti, Groppi in 6-Beat Galliard Variations Mistress Felice Debbage We will explore 6-beat galliard patterns (scempie mutanze) featuring fioretti and groppi from Compasso's 1560 work, Ballo della Gagliarda, and a few other books. We'll review basic galliard information, but experience with 16th-century Italian is extremely helpful. Please wear close-fitting shoes, such as turn shoes, jazz oxfords, Keds, or ballet slippers, as chunky tennis shoes or boots will impede movement. (Socks or bare feet are also OK.) The class will be high-impact and aerobic.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-03
16:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-03
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-03
16:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Very Basic Belly Dancing Lady Michaela Isabella Botticelli We will be working on the very basics of belly dancing, no previous experience needed.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Klaus Störtebeker and The Victual Brotherhood Lady Hermina De Pagan The little known story of a band of privateers who fought for freedom.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
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1.0 A&S 8 Introduction to Trade Beads. Lady Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Discussion of the creation of a trade bead, where it may have traveled, and what it may have been used for. Handout supplied.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Renga: Linked Poetry, Part 2 Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Part 2: A writing practicum.
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17:00
1.5 A&S 10 Olive Tasting and Discussion: 4 Medieval Cures Master Galefridus Peregrinus A tasting panel of several historic olive cures, and a discussion of many others. If you've been curing olives, bring some of your own! We'll talk about how to use different curing methods to achieve different flavors.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Budgardr if they are there, otherwise Enchanted Ground. (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Three chairs, two tables, and a bed, all based on period designs. At least one chair, one table, and the bed are simple enough so that someone with only basic tools and no expertise should be able to make them.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. Each day we'll study and rehearse a different movement, starting with early period Kyrie and ending with a mid-15th-century Agnus Dei. While no performance has been scheduled, it won't be ruled out. These sessions are sponsored by the Known World Choir. (Rehearsal Tent unless noted: 7/29@12pm; 7/30@5pm; 7/31@5pm; 8/2@2pm(*AMPI); 8/3@5pm)
08-03
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Cantore Borealis Pennsic Performing Arts A "pick up" choir formed during Pennsic. Ban Ollamh Orlaith Ballach Ingen Fhlainn, OL, of Northshield, organizes music, rehearsals and performers. Note: If you're interested in performing, find her in Northshield populace camping for an audition.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Vair & Ermine (N18) Elizabethan Pike Drill Baron Gerlach Wiesengrund Learn the manly art of pike drill from Gardiner's Company of the London Trayned Bandes. All are welcome. Bring gloves and any other Elizabethan armor you have. Some loaner helms may be available. Gardiner's Company uses a modified de Gheyn drill.
08-03
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Colorful History of Japanese Tea Oribe Tsukime A brief history of tea in Japan and the quirky, opinionated, long-suffering people who transformed it: medicine to meditation, status symbol to art.
08-03
18:00
1.0 A&S 8 Viking Age Tablet Weaving: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of tablet weaving from Norse and neighboring sites, including Birka, Oseberg, Mammen, Elisenhof, Evebo, Snartemo, Eura and others. 40-page handout is available.
08-03
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Sing We And Chant It V: Madrigal and Part-Song Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Come one and all who enjoy madrigal and polyphony / part-singing to sing along for an evening of part-song and a capella favorites performed by you, The Audience! THL Lorelei Skye returns as your hostess, along with conductors Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn, and other guests - for an evening of musical variety. Come and make joyful music, or sit and enjoy the harmony of multiple a capella voices! (Some music will be available to share, or bring your own!) Optional meet-and-greet and rehearsals Friday and Sunday; look in the class listings for more information. You do not need to attend a practice to participate in the Jam. 2015 Song List available online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N-pkg9zLigl06DTqzfQ9EM-7dZeALQl-oGxgSWDIL6s/edit?usp=sharing
08-03
18:30
0.5 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle Comedy Music - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Can't wait for ʺWhose Line Doth it Beʺ to get your giggle-fit started? Let Efenwealt's goofy songs help you ease into the appropriate mood.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Performance in Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Welcome to 'Whose Line Doth It Be?', the improv comedy show where anything can happen! Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 4 pm. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
19:00
1.5 A&S 1 The Vienna, Munich and Hallstatt Museums Viscountess Seelie Brianna This slide presentation looks at artifacts, mostly textiles, textile tools and jewelry from the museums in Munich, Germany, and Vienna and Hallstatt, Austria, while attending NESAT conference in 2014. Included are slides of textiles and pottery from Hallstatt dating to 700 to 1,000 BCE.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Poor Man's Bible Lady Tilla Chandler Find out why stained glass windows were sometimes called the Poor Man's Bible. A pictorial look at how the Bible and the Roman Catholic Church influenced the making and evolution of stained glass windows during the medieval period. Stained glass windows were a reflection of the community and also conveyed the political, social, and religious views of the time.
08-03
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Muhekian: The Taste of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting 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.
08-03
19:00
4.0 Middle Royal (W01) State Dinner - Midrealm Royal (By Invitation Only) Pennsic Performing Arts State Dinner - Midrealm Royal (By Invitation Only)
08-03
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Pole Arm Tourney Mistress Jenna MacPherson Second Year! Come enter the Youth Combat Pole Arm Tourney! Details and Rules will be available at the Youth Combat Marshals' Tent.
08-03
19:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir presents a program of medieval and Renaissance choral music by such famed composers as Thomas Morley, Jacobus Gallus Handl, Philippe Verdelot, Giovanni Croce, and Orlando di Lasso. Which song has lyrics written by the infamous Niccolo Machiavelli? Come to the concert to find out!
08-03
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
08-03
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bards in the Beehive Pennsic Performing Arts Period music with a twist! In the spirit of the traveling musicians, we perform period music from Antiquity to Elizabethan along with SCA folk, Irish and original works.
08-03
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Southern Elegance Baroness Serafina Alamanni The Italians, bastions of style, set the fashions of centuries of dance. Come delight in the elegance of Italian-inspired dance.
08-03
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! Terrible poetry! All in one magnificent Commedia dell'Arte show, as only i Genesii can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-04
07:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-04
07:00
1.0 White 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.
08-04
08:00
1.0 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
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-04
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Six Guards of Capoferro Countess Elena d'Artois This drill is intended as a teaching tool for those students of Italian rapier and instructors. It is a wonderful way to practice muscle memory and build good habits in form and slow work.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
08-04
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Set-up: Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Set-up Amphitheater: Check grounds, set up signs, pathways, and prepare space for classes and events.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the Archery Range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 5th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Embroidery Day Artisans Row All things designed and wrought with a needle: embroidery, whitework, blackwork, tapestry, stump work and more. Displays, demonstrations and teaching. Day organized by Lady Jaqueline de Molières.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Herbcraft and Apothecary Day Artisans Row Join us for Herbcraft and Apothecary Day on Artisan's Row this year. The plan is to spend the day making various recipes from the SCA period. Items will include cosmetics, hygiene, and household cleaning recipes.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Paternoster Day Artisans Row Explore this interesting art. Paternosters and prayer beads exist in most cultures and yet take very different forms. See the variety and make one.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 1: Learn the basics of Japanese braiding using the modern foam disk. Students will learn a round, square and flat braid. Uses for, history and names of braids will be discussed. Students may bring own equipment if desired.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Basic Knitting Evalina von Schaidag Learn to cast on, plus two stitches. Basic knit and purl will be covered. Please bring a skein of yarn, worsted weight, and a pair of needles in size 9 to 11.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 6 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Pilgrim's Bag Baroness Cairistiona de Coueran Ever thought about carrying a pilgrim's bag instead of carrying a bulky basket? You can free up your hands, and it is a great way to keep your modern items out of sight. Learn how you can make a pilgrim's bag, out of cloth or leather.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 9 Round and Round It Goes Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey After a brief history of rounds sung in period, there will be class participation learning 8-10 rounds of period origin, period themes, and SCA filk. A class handout and a music CD are available.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 11 Family Felting Fun Mistress Marsi of Hadley Have fun with your kids, cool off and learn a skill. My daughters and I will help you and your kids try your hands at felting wool onto bars of soap. Making craft projects out of wool can be a great activity for families with kids of all ages. Felt is like the play dough of fiber arts. After you get started, the possibilities are endless.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
08-04
09:00
5.5 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 5 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Medieval Music Notation: Introduction Master John Elys Reading medieval music in modern notation imposes modern notions of measure, phrasing, and tonality. Reading it in the original notation allows us to get closer to the composer's intentions and the head-space of a medieval performer, and can help achieve those elusive, magical “medieval moments”. We'll spend most of the class reading examples, discussing problems as they arise. F, G, and C clefs in various places, long note values, unbarred music, C.O.P. ligatures, musica ficta, and perhaps “minor coloration". Bring melody instruments you play fluently, such as recorder, gamba, fiddle, voice (if you have good pitch memory), etc. If you have multiple sizes of your instrument, please bring them (e.g., SATB recorders). Each session of the class will use different examples, so feel free to attend both.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Cynnabar (W02) Beginning Reed Baskets Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Students will learn the fundamentals of making a reed basket. Individuals will make and take a small basket utilizing a wooden base technique.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Kids by a Kid Lord Wilhelm Come learn some of Benjamin`s favorite dances. Those he will teach are expected to include Ly Bens, Petite Vriens, and some bransles.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Family Range Beginning Archery Classes: 12 and Under Master Godric of Hamtun To all younger archers: Come to the archery range on Aug 3 and Aug 4 to be instructed in the art of archery, 9 am to 10 am. You must be 12 or under to participate.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia) and Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal and Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking THL Kai SaerPren Two half days Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand wood work, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
08-04
09:00
0.75 Middle Eastern Tent Kids' Dance: Rajasthani Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Boys and girls, ages 4 (with parent) to 100, come learn a dance to a song from India. Bring two scarves or one large skirt if you can. Come have fun!
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 The Lady Rapier Community Tournament Baroness Brighíd MacCumhal This tournament was once hosted by the Lady Rapier Community, and is now being hosted again by the same group! Bring your best fighting game to this tournament. There will be an opening challenge round, then a round robin with lots of fighting, and then a finals to be determined for the final prize. There will be fantastic prizes for prowess, courtesy, and for period attire.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Scribal Track THL Zofia Kowalewska If you ever wanted to try the scribal arts, now is your chance. The Scribal Beginner Track will introduce you to the tools of the trade, design elements, layout, outlining, painting and calligraphy. We'll create a scroll from beginning to end. No experience necessary and a beginner kit is included with the class cost.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Lady Sajah bint-Habushun This is a discussion of the nature of period pigments and problems/solutions mixing them with binders and using them to illuminate. It is participatory with studio time to use the materials discussed.
08-04
10:00
6.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Food Lab - Bread Day Baron Janos Meszaros The Medeival Food Lab will be hosting an entire day of bread-making and baking classes, utilizing an oven made by other students on site. Topics will include flat bread, matzoh, sourdough and large scale production as well as a discussion on communal bread baking through out period. Check the listing outside Æthelmearc Royal for a breakdown of the class schedule.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Avoiding Frequent Causes of Submission Return Lady Alana O'Keeve When you (or a client) submits a name or device, there are some basic rules that will help ease your way through the process.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Chatelain Roundtable Mistress Giovanna Adimari Sharing ideas regarding recruitment and membership retention is important for our continued success as a Society. As Chatelains, we are marketers, recruiters - and our product is the SCA. Let's talk about different strategies and techniques that work and how to make our recruiting efforts more successful!
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 YHQL YLGL YLFL: Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Master William the Alchymist Need to keep information secret? Use a cipher! A look at period methods of making and breaking codes.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Mastering Pleatwork: Advanced 16th-C Techniques Baroness Genoveva von Lübeck Experienced pleatworkers are invited to join me to discuss advanced methods of creating and securing pleats used in 16th-century Europe. Includes a review of my in-depth research on imagery and techniques, as well as a variety of reproduction pleatwork to touch and feel. After I present my research and experimentation, I will open the floor for discussion and practice. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice some of the more complicated stitches if they wish.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 15 Baba Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Baba Yaga is a common character in Russian and Eastern European fairy tales. We will discuss the diverse roles she plays, and look into the origins of the character. (Some familiarity with Russian folklore is helpful, but not really required.)
08-04
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent The Shady Valley of Bizarre Love THL Henry of Maldon We'll be doing two dances, Ombrosa Valle from Caroso, and Bizzarria d'Amore from Negri, according to the teacher's current reconstructions.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
08-04
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) 16th-Century Ledger Binding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn An all-day class where students learn to make a 16th-century limp (no wood) binding using the ledger stitch. A half-hour lunch break will be allowed. All binding tools will be loaned by the instructor. No prior bookbinding experience needed, but it does help. It also helps to know some embroidery skills.
08-04
10:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Armoured Bridge Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Three 20 minute battles, 1 point per battle • Victory: possession of 2 out of 3 bridges at time. Possession is determined at the 2/3rd distance mark. • 3 bridges in each battle plus a ford that may be constructed during the battle. Bales for building a ford will be located behind the start line on each side with enough provided to build a 90-foot ford. • Bridges are 27 feet wide by 90 feet long. • Starting line is 100 feet from ends of bridges. • At time, only those on the bridge are left alive. Those remaining fight to the last man. Battle may not break out into the open field after time or support other bridges. • Siege and archery in first and third battles. Tubular and siege ammo may be gleaned. • Archers have free movement but may not shoot between bridges. Shooting between bridges and the ford is allowed. • Siege engines will deploy at 50 feet from bridge end line and may move north-south along the line as required during the battles.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-04
10:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder lane) How to Demonstrate Blacksmithing Lord Drogo Rabenwald Discussion for advanced to beginners on how to do a successful demo. Tips and tricks on how to and not to make a fool of yourself for an entertaining and educational demonstration of blacksmithing.
08-04
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-04
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-04
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Creating Pigments - Period Style Lady Sajah bint-Habushun A brief discussion, using period and modern resources, about how pigments were created in period plus a discussion and demonstration of modern alternatives and methods for creating a reasonable facsimile of a period palette. Includes studio time to experiment with tools and materials as well as sample painting using the pigments.
08-04
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the three War Points for each shoot.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Making your Second Garb Lady Ursula Mortimer OK, you've folded over the fabric and stitched up the sides. Now you're going to events regularly and you'd like to make something that fits a little better and looks a little nicer, but is still easy to make. Learn a method that will save fabric, use all straight seams and look great on any shape. Also appropriate for a first project.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 GUDFR LQYLFWXV! Codes and Secret Communications Lord Brynn Herleifsson Want to know how to send battle plans securely to other commanders? Want to express your love to someone without prying eyes? Come talk about how messages were hidden in period, and see some of the methods used. Learn how some of the codes were broken as well. Handout includes practice codes to break and quick methods/formulas you can use at War.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Hosen Before Brosen Lothar Create a pattern for making single-leg footed hosen which were worn by numerous cultures in the SCA period. Additional instruction will be given on construction techniques and variations in style and length.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Foods for Trail and Sail: Viking Provisions Mistress Lidia Allen Food preservation was essential to survival during long Nordic winters, on trading journeys and for long sea voyages of exploration and settlement. Learn how food spoilage was prevented during the Viking era. You may find ideas that will enable you to leave that cooler behind!
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Development of Music through Acoustics Lord Martyn de Halliwell We will discuss the development of vocal and instrumental music in relation to changing architecture, new instrumentation, and musical principles.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Scrying and Intuition Dr Henry Best Divination via access to your subconscious intuition. Scrying and vision-seeking plus physical ideomotor systems such as pendulums and dowsing. How to hack your own nervous system to access information you didn't even know you had.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Scandalously Practical: Italian Drawers Lady Fortune St Keyne A delicate conversation about an indelicate subject: underwear. Several pairs of Renaissance Italian "trousers" are found in museums around the world. We'll discuss the origins of the garment, plus references in period and construction techniques using both period and modern patterning.
08-04
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Harp Techniques Mistress Faioltigearna Muirinn niArtain Techniques to improve strength, speed, tone and musicality. Historical information about harps, the men and women who played them, and their music. Useful for all harpers, complete beginner to advanced. Learn how to get more out of your instrument and practice time, as well as practical approaches to performing. This is one of a 3-part course. We will build on information from each class, but students are not required to attend all three. Feel free to contact teacher in advance if you know you'll miss one. Chairs may not be available. Please bring chairs/harpstands if possible.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Basse Danses Lord Wilhelm Burgundian basse (or low) dance is a mystery to many but it is actually a very simple and elegant form that is found in some of the earliest sources and continued in a similar style for many years. There are three patterns that will prepare you to do most of the dances in this genre. Once these three patterns are gained you will simply combine them in sets to perform this most elegant and graceful of dances.
08-04
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
11:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Known World Rapier Cadet Tournament THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue Come join rapier combatants from across the Known World in the second annual Cadet Tournament. This tournament will be open to those who are sponsored by a person who has a rapier peerage or kingdom’s high award for rapier. This includes the Order of Defense, Order of the White Scarf, Order of the Bronze Ring, Order of the Golden Rapier, The Dragon's Steel, The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer, The Order of the Queen's Blade, and The Meridian Order of the Blade or equivalent award. A person may sponsor more than one entrant. Sponsors will be required to sign in their cadet, or send a letter of entrance. If you need a sponsor, we will find one for you. This will be a traditional double elimination tournament. Each bout shall be fought to a single kill. Double kills will be re-fought one time. On the second double kill, “Dead is dead!” The finals will be fought best two out of three. All bouts shall be fought with default Pennsic rules.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Touch the Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
08-04
12:00
1.5 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Adventure with Sourdough Lady Miriam bat Pessah Learn how to grow and maintain sourdough culture used to bake bread in period. Take home some starter for your own baking.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Pelican and Protégé Meet Up Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa A meet up for Pelicans and their protégés to have some fun and get to meet others from across the Known World! Please join us!
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Lunch Counters for Fun and Profit THL Maleachi How to get the most out of your lunch counter and still make sure people are properly fed without having a lot left over while making money. Sample recipes, portioning, cost breakdown and budgets will be discussed.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Spanish Geek Meet and Greet Mistress Isabel Ximenex de Gaucin Calling all Spanish geeks! Do you have a Spanish persona? Whether you are a Laurel, or just getting started, let's get together, talk, share resources, ideas and our love of all things Spanish. Bring books, pictures, resources and questions.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Reproduce Glass Beads Using Archeological Reports Lady Elysabeth Underhill Learn how to find and use archaeological reports to reproduce glass beads (and other early period items) found in graves at excavation sites. These reports provide a wealth of information that is not available from museum or other websites. The focus of this presentation will be on Anglo-Saxon excavation reports and how I have used those reports to reproduce historic glass beads and necklaces. However, artisans interested in other early period items and crafts should find this presentation valuable.
08-04
12:00
2.5 A&S 8 Baltic-style Patterned Warp-faced Weaving THL Kateline Eliot This class will focus on learning how to create a pattern using the techniques and materials specific to this type of patterned weaving and how to warp it onto a loom of any type. Graph paper and pencils/colored pencils will be provided for creating patterns. Participants should bring a loom (inkle loom, tape loom, box loom, small rigid heddle, belt loom) to warp up using the pattern created and begin to weave using pickup techniques. Prior inkle/rigid heddle weaving experience suggested. A narrow selection of yarn will be available.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 9 Through the Poetic Prism: The Kenning in Old Norse Baron Fridrikr Tomasson Looking at the kenning, the very interesting metaphor form used in Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse poetry.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Loo-Braided Purse Strings: It Takes Two THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair Drawstring cloth purses from the 12th-17th centuries often used two braided silk purse strings to pull them open and closed. These strings were made with silk finger loop braided lengths made by two braiders working side-by-side. The pair of purse strings were then inserted into the tops of the cloth purses in a special method that avoided the use of a casing. We will be hands-on in this class, pairing braiding students up to learn the cooperative braiding method used. While this class is not for beginners, the first 20 minutes will start with a warm-up/refresher of the single braid patterns before pairing braiders together. We will be using the doubled version of No. 2, Pursestringe- 3 Bos Reed, 2 Bos White-C.1600, 1630 OR No. 5, A Lace Baston - C.1475; A Stringe that Every Edge Shall Keepe His Collor -C.1600. Found in CA 108 or on the web at www.fingerloop.org. We will have handouts in class to detail and explain the joining moves not covered in CA 108. The class will start with a warm-up in braiding this 'round' braid as single braiders, then proceed to pairing up braiders to make a 'real' purse string. We have left extra braiding time for completion of one or two purse strings to make and take, hopefully. Embroidery thread/crochet cotton provided, or bring your own. Silk is used in the originals (mainly reeled silk), but embroidery thread is best to learn on if you are not totally proficient.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Inside the Persona: Japanese Monk Dr Henry Best First in a series, interviewing personas who are richly developed and integrated into their SCA activities Our first guest is Kuji Kaoni Musashi, a Yamabushi monk: warrior, magician, priest. There will be an in persona presentation, then an interview, James Lipton-style.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Matthew Paris: 13th-Century Chronicler Sir Michael of York Matthew Paris is a famous 13th-century chronicler. This class will introduce him and his works for those interested in the 13th century.
08-04
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Parson's Farewell & Whirligig Master Stefan of Cambion These are more interesting English country dances and make good performance pieces. Some prior dance classes needed.
08-04
12:00
1.5 Guild of Limners (dir. across from Big Cooper Store (Old Barn's open side)) Penmaking 102: Quills, Bamboo, Phragmites Lord Aleksandr, a Chymist Classes will start with cutting a proper quill from a goose feather, then go on to cutting one from bamboo or using stiff grass to lay ink (not paint!) down as if using a tiny brush.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Choir open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for Known World Choir's select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
12:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
08-04
12:30
1.0 Touch the Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with rhythms played in 6 and 12. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
13:00
1.5 A&S 1 On the Shapes and Signs of Written Music Master John Elys In ancient times, a musician was expected to learn his tunes by rote, but music of today is so complex that it must be written down. Writing music also enables it to travel from place to place, and from time to time, without being carried by a skilled musician. We'll discuss the inventions of Guido, Franco, Philippe de Vitry, Johannes Ciconia, and others that enable us to write music and read it without ever having heard it. In-persona class.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Resources for In-Period (Documentable!) Names Lady Muirenn ingen Dunadaig Not yet chosen an SCA name? Don't know where to look for ideas? Online resources are available to help you research an in-period, documentable name.
08-04
13:00
4.0 A&S 4 Silversmithing Vincent Von Waldheim Students will make a pendant using cabochon semi-precious stones which would have been available in period, and sterling silver sheet and wire. The processes include forming, silver soldering, and finishing and bezel setting
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Researching on the Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Hints about how to use this info for documentation. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Membership Retention Mistress Giovanna Adimari The "care and feeding" of volunteers is vital if we are going to keep our membership involved and excited about the Society. This class will talk about strategies for successful volunteer management and retention including event planning, proper training of volunteers, awards and recognition and so forth!
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Constructing a 14th-Century Pourpoint THL Sarai Tindall Covering construction techniques, resources, and patterning recommendations.
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13:00
1.0 Battlefield Crumhorn Consort Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Bring out your "buzzy" instruments and play through a set of 15th- and 16th-century pieces. Attendees will take home a packet of sheet music good for crumhorns and similar instruments; feel free to bring appropriate songs to share (in multiple copies, please).
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13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Gishiki: Court and Polity in Medieval Japan Solveig Throndardottir A discussion of court procedure, rank, title, and office. An introduction to Japanese etiquette. Includes a beginner's guide to Japanese governance.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy Gresley Dances Lady Evelynne Merrymet The dances in this class are from the recently discovered Gresley manuscript. They include New Year, Rawty, Roye and Oringe. These are the easiest Gresley dances I know. The manuscript was discovered in 1995. They are from 1500 England but they are quite different from Playford ECD.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Karnoffel Lady Margaret of Enniscorthy 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). We will be using cards with German suits.
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13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Village Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This will be a resurrection town battle with resource collection. • The resources in question are nine banners. The first team to score five banners wins that round. • Victory: Best of three runs, or best score after 90 minutes total, whichever comes first. Scoring occurs when the banners are collected and delivered to a point diagonally opposite of the resurrection points. • Banner must be carried in one hand that is otherwise empty of weapons. A fighter may not fight with multiple weapons/secondaries in a single hand. Individuals carrying a banner must move no faster than a walk. • If a banner bearer is killed, they must stop until relieved of the banner by a living fighter from either army. They shall adopt the standard dead posture (holding their weapon hilt-up above their head), and shall not speak beyond the standard short phrase upon their death. • Resources will be reset by the marshals during a general hold when all resources are collected. Both teams will also reset to their resurrection points at this time. • All holds will be local save in the event of a medical emergency or a reset of resources. Only a medical hold will stop the clock. • If, at the end of 90 minutes, the score is tied, a 15-minute sudden-death, no resurrection tiebreaker will be held. The first team to score wins the battle • RBGs will not be used. • Death From Behind will be allowed.
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13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Vocal Techniques for Singers, Bards, Storytellers Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Learn proper breathing, vocal exercises, projection techniques, and how to care for your voice. Singing and public speaking involve your whole body. Learn to do it the right way so you can do it for a lifetime!
08-04
13:30
1.0 A&S 9 Exploring Medieval Poetry Lady Katarzyna Witkowska This class will take a brief look at some of the easier kinds of medieval poetry, review when, by whom and how they were used, and how they can be used in the SCA. Participants will be asked to write a brief poem in a style of their choice. Those who wish may perform the poem. This is a very basic class in poetry with a look at short form documentation. Some references will be provided.
08-04
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Script Analysis Baroness Estelle de la Mer Toss away your modern calligraphy book! Learn how to analyze a script directly from your source and recreate it on your own page.
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14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scroll Personalization Without Modernization Lady Daniela Schwartzhaupt Ever want to make a scroll special for the recipient but didn't want to do something so modern that it doesn't look like it came out of a manuscript or even out of history? In this class students will learn techniques to create scrolls that will have a personalized touch without losing the period aspects. We will touch on how to come up with personalization ideas and decide what elements to add/subtract to and from period manuscript illuminations as well as how to inhabit an illumination with images of the recipients.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 SCA Armory (Devices and Badges) Lady Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana How to design and register SCA-legal and period-appearing devices and badges for use in the SCA.
08-04
14:00
1.5 A&S 3 Drop Spindle 101 Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn to spin wool on a drop spindle. No experience is necessary. All materials needed will be provided by instructor. By the end of the class you will have all the skills you need along with a drop spindle of your own and one ounce of some fabulous wool to get you started on spinning your own magnificent yarns!
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 You Are What You Eat: Humoural Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta An overview of the theory of balancing the human condition through food.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bridging the SCA Generation Gap Mistress Othindisa Bykona Are you new to navigating the SCA waters? Have you been around awhile and lost some of your SCA shine? Learn how the generations can help each other. This class is for any person looking to find their path or enjoy again the path they are on.
08-04
14:00
2.5 A&S 11 Distilling History: Cordial Making Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza 1st hour: History of distillation; 2nd hour: Beginning cordial-making technique and a tasting. Must be 21 or over to attend.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tarts, Shells, and a Pie from the 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Tart of milk, eggs, sugar and ginger, pastry shells of eggs and cheese, & a pie of marzipan, pine nuts and raisins from the 1549 Italian Banchetti.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Prostitution in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles C 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.
08-04
14:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal (E06-1) Queen's Tea - East Kingdom Royal Pennsic Performing Arts Queen's Tea at East Kingdom Royal. (No Heirs and only one retainer, please.)
08-04
14:00
2.0 Guild of Limners (Opposite the Big Cooper Store (Old Barn)) Got Them Copper Ink Blues or Greens? Lord Aleksandr, a Chymist Despite claims to the contrary by alleged 'experts', the period illuminator had access to inks ranging from dark blue to bright green, and all shades in between, using commonly available goods. Vinegar and copper or brass (and time and patience) make the powder that can become a true transparent ink, something that "burns" its way permanently into parchment, paper or papyrus. These may change color with time, but will last a good century or two.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, combinations, and presentations. We will gain strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, and coordination as we learn body awareness and basic movements, organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing is necessary; dance shoes, pads or bare feet, but no street shoes. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are optional and helpful for movement awareness. Men and women are welcome in this fun class for the beginner as well as dancers who desire a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-04
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Middle Eastern & World Dance Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Our exhibition returns for our 19th year to delight and amaze! A perfect afternoon show for all ages!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Dumbek Technique Malik (Mark DeFilippo) This class covers everything you need to know to get comfortable with your dumbek. We will cover basic rhythms. Come on by! Don't be shy!
08-04
14:30
1.0 A&S 1 Crakynge Merie Notes Rufina Cambrensis Wolcum Somer--let's sing! Come try your skill at ornamenting tunes, or even improvising countermelodies, in the Ars Antiqua style of our forebears.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Period Flat Breads and Pastries Without an Oven Master Cariadoc A discussion and demonstration of period flat breads and pastries that can be made in a frying pan over the fire. Sources include al-Warraq (10th C), the Ain i Akbar (16th-C Mughal), Manuscrito Anónimo (Andalusian 13th C) and Froissart.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Customer Service Lady Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Working with submitters to help them get their name and device ideas into registerable forms that are legal under SCA rules.
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15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Known World Embroiderers' Meet and Greet Mistress Briony of Chatham This year marks the 30th year of existence for the East Kingdom's needlework guild: the Keepers of Athena's Thimble. To mark this milestone, we are looking to celebrate our guild and embroidery in the SCA as a whole. We would like to invite all embroiderers of the Known World to come and share our appreciation of our art. Come just to chat, or bring items to display, questions to ask, or resources to share. Light beverages and desserts/snacks to share are welcome, but not necessary.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Easy Origami Lilith Kooks Easy origami class for all ages!
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15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Poland: Queen Jadwiga - Her Life and Times Lady Katarzyna Witkowska Explore Queen Jadwiga's place in Polish History--in arts, politics and education.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #2: Comedy in the Bardic Arts Pennsic Performing Arts There is a special talent to sharing the humour in our hobby. Join us in the Collegium to discuss ways to find the funny in events and weave it into story, song, or poem, or to take a serious piece and deliver it to bring out the humour hiding inside.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and the other nefarious types.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Medieval Papercutting THL Arianwen o Wyndham History and technique of decorative papercutting from 6th-century China to 15th-century Germany.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 14 Narrowwork Guild Meeting Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Meeting of the Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers of the East Kingdom. This meeting is open to gentles from any kingdom who are interested in making cord or trim using period techniques such as fingerloop, lucet, kumihimo, tablet weaving, inkle weaving, etc.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Bathhouse Fools' Parade in the Marketplace Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Fools' Parade in the Marketplace - (Meet at the Bathhouse across from the Coopers Store) 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 16 must bring a responsible adult. (This is a great activity for families!) We will meet at the Bath House next to the Coopers' 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. Hosted by THL Sophia the Orange.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Measures B (Inns of Court) Baroness Serafina Alamanni Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple middle class dances from Elizabethan England.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Chess, Chess, and Chess THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Das Schach- oder König-Spiel describes three forms of chess that co-existed in Germany. We'll discuss the rules of all three versions, followed by an opportunity to play any of them.
08-04
15:00
2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
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2.0 General Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
08-04
15:00
2.5 La Familia Gladiatoria (W14) The Turkish Bath Lady Nisaa Karahisari Pennsic is our vacation, so why not pamper ourselves? Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some beauty treatments and Turkish desserts. This year's class will be an immersive hamam experience. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
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15:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Siege and Combat Archery Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Three 30-minute battles. Will re-use the field from the rapier battle. A forward line will be marked. All fighters must start behind this line and will use the line for resurrection where applicable. • Point goes to the side that wins at least two out of the three scenarios. COMBAT ARCHERY • Unlimited resurrection. • Siege, combat archers and shield or pavise holders must start onto the field from behind the marked forward line. If killed, they must resurrect by passing the back line on the field which will be marked on the ground. • Victory conditions: Using the village buildings from the rapier battle, sides must take and hold a majority of the buildings on the field at the end of the 30 minutes. • Starting State: At the start of battle the archers may be in a 'ready' state but their weapons may not be cocked or loaded. Siege engines may be in place, crews at the 'ready' condition, but the engines may not be cocked or loaded. • Only tubular combat archery ammo, siege ammo, and thrown objects may be gleaned. • Shields or pavises are allowed. Each side is limited to 30 shields or pavises. Archers may not shoot while holding or carrying a shield or pavise. Fully armoured heavy fighters with no rattan weapons may be used to hold or move shields or pavises. They resurrect if shot and must take the shield or pavise off the field with them before they return. They may carry and use thrown objects. • Pavises may not be placed inside any building. Blocking of any building doorway is not permitted. Shooting of archery or throwing objects into doorways is permitted. A maximum of three pavises may be placed at least eight feet away from any doorway to allow access and egress. This will be marked. • Siege engines are allowed. Siege crew members may be struck only by siege ammo and may resurrect. Arrows and thrown objects that hit siege crews will not count. Three siege hits will destroy a ballista; six siege hits for a trebuchet or similar type of engine. If the crew number falls below the minimum for operation, the engine cannot be operated until the missing crew person resurrects and returns. Pavises and shields struck by a siege object must be removed from the field as destroyed and may resurrect. If they are struck while being held or moved, the holder is dead (archer or not) and must resurrect. • Munitions, arrows, and thrown objects that are stored on the ground behind a standing pavise or shield when struck by siege ammo are dead and may not be used. Munitions carried on a person behind a pavise or shield that is struck (in hand or not) are not destroyed. Archers and pavise/shield holders may be killed by siege bolts, rocks, arrows, or thrown objects and must resurrect. If the archer's bow or crossbow is hit, they must leave the field and it must be checked by a marshal before resuming combat. • Archers may not carry thrown objects into combat. Pavise/shield holders who are not carrying any archery gear may use thrown objects (javelins, maces, pork chops, axes). Thrown objects may be gleaned and reused. Archers may not glean or throw any object with a bow or crossbow in their hands. • Engines may not be fired while being moved or while in motion. SIEGE BATTLE • This is a single life only battle for all combatants. No resurrection. • Combat continues until all but one engine is destroyed or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. • All holds are local. Clock runs during any hold except medical. No time checks are given. • Field: The opposing sides will attempt to take each other’s engines out with siege fire. Engines may move and reposition during combat in attempts to evade hits. There will be both a forward line, beyond which engines may not advance, and a back line, beyond which they may not retreat, unless destroyed. The buildings on the field are combat obstacles. • Victory condition: Numerical engine superiority of one side remaining at 30 minutes. Pavises and shields remaining will not count. • If the sides are equal at the end of 30 minutes there is a shootout: pavises and shields remaining will be removed. The first engine hit scored by any engine wins the battle for that side. • Starting State: Siege crews must start behind the back line on the field and get a running start to their engine. Their engine must be in a 'safe' condition and may not be ready to fire, cocked, or have the trigger attached. • Pavise and shield holders must start onto the field from behind the forward line. Siege ammo may be gleaned only by engine crews. Siege crews can not carry or move pavises or shields. • Shields or pavises are allowed. Pavise or shield holders carrying no rattan weapons may be used to guard engines and must be at least 15 feet away from the engine in any direction. The pavises or shields may not be lifted to block incoming siege rounds. They may be moved in action with the engine and placed in new positions. They are destroyed by one hit from a siege object and the holder is dead. • Each side is limited to 30 shields or pavises. No more than three shields/pavises per engine. The shield or pavise holders may not be used for gleaning siege ammo. • Pavise/shield holders may use thrown objects (javelins, maces, pork chops, axes) to target the opposing sides pavise/shield holders. They may not target siege crews. Thrown objects may be gleaned and reused by any side. • Three hits by a siege object will destroy a ballista; six hits for a trebuchet. Crews should call out one, two, three… when their siege engine is hit. • Siege crew members may be struck only by siege ammo and are dead. Incoming shots cannot be intentionally blocked by the engine crews. If so, the crew person is dead. Once the battle starts, crews cannot switch engines. When their engine is destroyed, the crew is dead. When the crew falls below the minimum necessary to operate the engine, the engine and remaining crew members are dead. The buildings on the field are obstacles to siege fire and thrown objects. They may not be fired through to hit another engine or person. Shots made through buildings will not count. Pavises and shields may not be placed inside of any building. • Engines may not be fired while being moved or while in motion. COMBINED BATTLE Time Limit: 30 minutes. All holds are local. Clock runs during holds unless medical. No time checks given. No resurrections. All combatants have a single life only. All combatants may be hit, wounded or killed by any object. Any hit from any siege object kills you. • Method: Using the village buildings from the rapier battle, sides must take and hold a majority of the buildings on the field at the time limit ( 2 of 3, 3 of 5, 4 of 6, 4 of 7). • Starting State: All engines must be no further forward than the front line of the last battle. Combat archers and pavise and shield holders must start onto the field from behind this line. • At the start of battle the archers may be in a 'ready' state but their weapons may not be cocked or loaded. • At the start of battle the siege engines may be in a 'ready' state with crews in position and triggers in place, but they may not be cocked or loaded. • Victory Conditions: At the time limit the side with possession of buildings, or last man standing. • NO gleaning of any ammo, siege, CA, or thrown objects. All dropped CA ammo is dead and may not be shot. • Shields and pavises are allowed. Maximum of 30 shields or pavises per side. Archers may not shoot while holding or moving any shield or pavise. Pavises and shields are destroyed only by siege fire and they must fall down or be removed. If struck while being held, the holder is dead and the shield or pavise must leave the field. • Thrown objects ( javelins, maces, pork chops, axes) are allowed and may be carried and used by pavise or shield holders who are not carrying archery gear. Archers may not carry or use thrown objects. • The shield or pavise is not destroyed unless hit by siege fire. It may remain on the field and be used by anyone until destroyed. Archers may not shoot while holding or moving any shield or pavise. • Pavises or shields may not be placed inside any building. Blocking of any building doorway is not permitted. A maximum of three pavises may be placed at least eight feet away from any doorway to allow access and egress. This will be marked. • One siege hit destroys a shield or pavise. Munitions stored behind a destroyed pavise are also destroyed and may not be used. The pavise or shield and the munitions must be removed from the field. • Siege engines may not be fired while being moved or in motion. Three siege object hits destroy a ballista; six hits for a trebuchet. Crews should call out one, two, three… when their siege engine is hit. If an engine is destroyed, the crew is dead. Siege crews may not move to another engine. • Siege crews may be hit and killed by any arrow, siege object or thrown object. If they fall below the minimum number of crew to operate their engine the engine is destroyed and the crew is dead. • Shooting of archery, siege and throwing of objects through buildings or over their walls is not allowed and will not count. Shooting of archery or throwing objects into doorways is permitted.
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2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
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1.0 Amphitheater Interactive Storytelling Lord James Barkley Any story can come alive. Learn to create and then act in improvised plays based on fables from around the world. This class is led by an experienced improvised theatre performer from i Verdi Confusi commedia dell'arte troupe.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 1 Traditional Norse Medical Herbalism Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy We will look at some of the more important herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including gathering, storage, preparation, and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Taught in persona.
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2.0 A&S 2 Medieval Sewing Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle Have you ever wanted to know how medieval clothing was actually constructed? Learn the techniques used to sew all varieties of clothing. This class focuses on the 14th-15th centuries, but the methods are applicable to other periods as well. This class is hands-on, no previous sewing experience needed! The 1st hour we will learn the stitches, the 2nd hour we will make a pouch using medieval threads. Please bring scissors if you have them.
08-04
16:00
2.0 A&S 3 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 6 Breastfeeding and Babywearing Support Group Lady Dianimh Ban Breastfeeders and babywearers, unite. Come join us If you are a babywearer, pregnant or nursing (any age child), if you are an exclusive pumper, or if you are a support person or educator. Everyone is welcome to come, hang out and learn about breastfeeding, babywearing and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and babywearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favourite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional babywearing.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Researching Poland Lady Katarzyna Witkowska This class will focus on sharing of resources and bibliographies to facilitate the research of Polish culture, arts and persona. Please bring any resources or bibliographies you may have to share. All are welcome.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Intermediate Henna Body Art Lady Parvati Chandravanshi Having mastered mixing and design basics, this class will be a "bootcamp" of motifs, styles, and finding your individual voice in henna.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 12 Advanced Labyrinths THL Ambros Kyrielle A more in-depth look at the symbolism and use of the labyrinth in certain cultures. Participants will help guide the discussion with their questions.
08-04
16:00
2.0 A&S 13 Nalbinding Thumbs Mistress Ose Silverhair Mittens are common nalbinding artifacts, and even gloves were made with this technique. Learn several options for creating thumbs (or fingers), regardless of the stitch used. Students must be comfortable with at least one stitch. Needle and yarn will be provided.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 14 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 15 Hakama Construction THL Yamamura Kitsune A brief overview of Japanese trousers/divided skirt will be discussed, along with a step-by-step visual demonstration of their construction. Extra time is allotted for consultations. Please bring along your own materials, if you'd like assistance starting your pattern. If you have questions prior to the class, please contact me at yamamura.kitsune@gmail.com.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy English Country Dances Lady Evelynne Merrymet This class will present three English country dances from the first edition of the Playford dance manual. The dances include Chestnut, Jenny Pluck Pears, and New Bo Peep.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-04
16:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Needle-Woven Pouch THL Egill the Loomwright A simple needle-weaving method and loom for creating a woven pouch or bag. Loom and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-04
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-04
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-04
16:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Southern Indian Folk Dance Lalleshwari Sah These dances come from Tamil Nadu and other southern states of India. They emphasize togetherness among the dancers. Also included is meditation.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Puppetry in Period and in the SCA Sir Fum A discussion of my experience with playing the puppets in the SCA and the historical sources for my approach. My puppets and "Castellet" theater, adapted from one found in a marginal illumination in The Romance of Alexander, will be present.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Wildly Weedy Herbs 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 at home? 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
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-04
17:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 A Storybook Petting Zoo: Captain Cox's Books Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain In 1575 Queen Elizabeth visited Kenilworth Castle, and the "Magnificent pageants presented before her" were recorded by one Robert Langham / Laneham. In his letter, he describes one player's extensive list of stories, books, songs and other works. The resulting bibliography contains many sources which SCA storytellers can utilize. Stories range from short (jestbook jokes) to epic (tales which frame a series of tales à la "1001 Nights" or "Decameron"), and cover a wide range of styles. Some books will be available for perusal.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 10 I Feel Pretty and Period Lady 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.
08-04
17:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Medicine Lady Arastorm Anglo-Saxons' medicine included herbs, surgery, and magick. They dealt with injuries, chronic and acute illness. Recent tests showed some receipts from their leech books effective, although clearly some remedies are better to read about than try. We'll look at sources, herbal remedies, healing magick, and other techniques (like surgery), who practitioners were, and what self treatment was like. You may find something you can use, you will find many things to amuse.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Four-Couple English Country Dance THL James Blackcloak Many of Playford's most interesting dances are done with four couples. Come and learn a few! Dances taught will include Lord of Carnavann's Jegg, Goddesses, If All the World Were Paper, and Newcastle. Dancers of all levels welcome.
08-04
17:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Creepy Bard Pennsic Performing Arts Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, and Eva Sutherland, his apprentice, regale you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Youth Combat List Known World Youth Combat Meet and Greet Master Nyilas Kazmer An informal get-together with the Society Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat. Get the latest updates, meet other youth marshals, and ask questions.
08-04
17:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Sing, Calontir Pennsic Performing Arts Entertaining songs and stories from performers from Calontir. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 3 Academic Research and Writing for the SCA Lord Grisha Razumni The class will briefly cover the fundamentals of writing an effective research paper. This will include advice on asking useful research questions, formatting a clear and interesting thesis, and effectively mustering supporting evidence. A selection of useful resources for academic research and writing will also be discussed.
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 7 Viking Age Furniture: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age furniture, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover digs at Norse sites such as Oseberg, Gokstad, Birka, Dublin, Hedeby, etc. There will be a 45-page handout available.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Context- Celts: Wales Ireland Scotland Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, Ireland and Scotland: how they interacted with the English - and were changed by them.
08-04
18:00
2.5 Great Hall Æthelmearc Court Pennsic Performing Arts Æthelmearc Court
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18:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Chifting to Sunset: Relaxing Belly Dance Jowhara Class includes Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation), taqsim belly dance, and yoga poses suitable for belly dance floor work. We will explore the chiftitelli rhythm with combinations and improvisation. A relaxing way to end the day and welcome evening. Please bring a yoga mat, shoes and a veil. All ages are welcome. Musicians are welcome!
08-04
18:30
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! (Amphitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come AGAIN i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts, completely different from the one we did on Sunday. You will be glad that you did! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
18:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Fourth Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts We're back! Once again it's time to make the judges cry with the most depressing, dismal, dreary song you can drag yourself from the slough of despair to perform. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-04
19:00
2.0 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
19:00
4.0 Fort Atlantia's Vigil Village Baron Connor Levingstoune Vigils, Moments of Contemplation, and more. Celebrate and advise Atlantia's newest members of the Peerage.
08-04
19:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Love Will Return: The Story of Héloïse and Abélard Pennsic Performing Arts Travel back in time with us to 12th-century Paris for this tale of love, lust, tragedy and redemption. Based on the true story of Héloïse d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abélard, Mistress Dervila presents an enthralling one-woman show featuring musical interludes by Master Efenwealt & Maîtresse Aenor. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
20:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia Meet & Greet Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi Are you a commedia actor? A writer? A fan? Come meet and mingle with your fellow fools! All are welcome! Come early for i Sebastiani's performance!
08-04
20:00
1.5 A&S 5 Rings Slide Show Master Mark der Gaukler Overview of medieval and earlier finger rings.
08-04
21:00
2.0 Dance Tent Northern Revelry Mistress Felice Debbage From branles to country dance, Northern Europe made dance light and fun! Revel in dances English and French. Many beginner-level favorites as well as some more challenging dances! There will be something for everyone tonight!
08-04
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion Lord Joshua MacDonald Join Clan Blue Feather once again for their annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion. Food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle and special prizes for the most fabulous garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb; just wear what makes you look your best!
08-04
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Ken and Lisa Theriot (aka Kenneth and Adelaide) Pennsic Performing Arts Come join well-known bards, Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie and Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont (aka recording artists Ken Theriot and Lisa Theriot) and friends for an evening of song and merriment!
08-05
07:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-05
07:00
1.0 White 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.
08-05
08:00
7.0 Archery Archery Champions War Point Countess Joleicia of Litchfield This is for the Archery Champions War point. The range will be closed all day.
08-05
08:00
1.0 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 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
08-05
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
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09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 2: Students will continue to learn more braids on foam disk. There will be four new braids taught in this class. Students will also learn how to finish braids in many different styles.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Teaching in the SCA Mistress Alicia Langland Nervous about teaching? Want to share what you know and feel good about it afterwards? Covers planning, preparation, presentation, problems, publicity, and "post-mortem". For those who would like to improve their classes, as well as those who have never taught but want to. Instructor has 25+ years of classroom experience.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 14th-Century Venetian Clothing and Sumptuary Laws THL Sarai Tindall We'll discuss the differences in style and aesthetic between Northern Italy and Western Europe, and compare sumptuary laws between regions.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 Viking Hiking Mistress Marsi of Hadley Hike like a Viking: a discussion of our own experimental archaeology using the equipment and technology available to Norse culture areas. We experiment by using the equipment and technology available to Norse cultures in the Viking Age. Our current primary area of exploration is in overland travel (i.e. hiking).
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 6 16th-Century Coif Make-and-Take Lady Mairin O'Cadhla A look at late Renaissance coifs and their basic construction. Off a base pattern, we will take measurements to make a custom coif in class. Kit supplied with linen cloth, thread, needle, drawstring, base pattern, and handout.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Planning and Cooking an SCA Feast Mistress Helen of Greyfells Learn about choosing recipes, budgeting, and organizing your time and resources. A service-oriented class, using medieval recipes.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 9 Medieval Music Notation: Intermediate Master John Elys For those already comfortable with long note values, unbarred music, musica ficta, and clefs other than treble and bass. We'll learn some more advanced stuff: ligatures for combinations of breves and longas, and the weird world of triple meter, where the same note-head can mean several different durations in the same piece depending on context. Bring melody instruments (recorder, harp, fiddle, lute, etc.) that you play fluently. Voice is OK if you have good pitch sense. If recorder, bring several sizes (e.g., SATB) if possible. Each session will use different examples, so feel free to attend both and get extra reading practice!
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Horses 101: So You Want to Buy a Horse THL Meadhbh inghean ui Bhaoighill If you have been thinking of buying a horse to participate in SCA activities, but don't know where to start, this class will give you some answers and help you make good decisions before you part with any money to buy your dream horse.
08-05
09:00
7.5 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Brass Band: Drop-In Playing Master Robyn Solarius Sackbut and cornetto drop-in playing. Tired of all of those crazy loud double reeds? Enjoy some sublime brass-only ensemble playing. High pitch sackbuts (alto) especially welcome. Bring music if you have any you would like to try.... Bring a chair.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: English Country THL James Blackcloak Bring your children for fun and easy English Country Dances suitable for all ages! (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-05
09:00
2.0 Great Hall Female Fighter Meet Up Lady Porcia Vera of Vito's Minions 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. This is why the Great Hall was selected for this meeting.
08-05
09:00
8.0 Green 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 44 Baronial champions' champion. Open to all Baronial adult and youth, Armored and Rapier champions. **Check list field announcement boards for final schedule.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dancer's Pampering Toolkit Lady Jahanara Learn how pamper ourselves to reduce the chance of injury after dance. We will be looking at massage and release techniques that help with common Middle Eastern dancer injuries. Please bring a yoga mat and a tennis ball.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with less than three years from their first rapier authorization, who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for rapier prowess and who has never won a rapier tourney at a published SCA event. The tourney will be run as a multiple-bearpit tourney. Prizes will be awarded. Note: This tournament will take place on the main battlefield near the rapier field
08-05
09:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Fight Like You Mean It: Cut and Thrust Tourney THL Philipp Reimer von Wolfenbütte Intended to showcase mastery of the art of defense, this Cut & Thrust tourney uses a convention dating back to the 15th century called the after-blow to ensure sound defensive technique. Here's how it works. After one fencer has landed a strike, their opponent has the span of a single action consisting of a step and a strike to retaliate. If he or she lands this after-blow, then the point is invalidated. Conversely, doubles will count as a loss for both fencers. The tourney is double elimination, best of three, and will be actively marshaled/adjudicated.
08-05
09:00
8.0 Red List Known World Baronial Combat Champions' Tourney Master Maximilian der Zauberer A day to celebrate the Baronial Combat Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 44 Baronial champions' champion. Open to all Baronial adult and youth, Armored and Rapier champions. **Check list field announcement boards for final schedule.
08-05
09:30
2.0 AEthelmearc Royal Camp (N04) Known World Chatelaines Meeting THL Desiderata Drake Are you a Chatelaine or Hospitaller? Come meet and talk to Chatelaines from other kingdoms to discuss issues, get ideas, and receive support.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Scribal Track THL Zofia Kowalewska If you ever wanted to try the scribal arts, now is your chance. The Scribal Beginner Track will introduce you to the tools of the trade, design elements, layout, outlining, painting and calligraphy. We'll create a scroll from beginning to end. No experience necessary and a beginner kit is included with the class cost.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Lady Sajah bint-Habushun This is a discussion of the nature of period pigments and problems/solutions mixing them with binders and using them to illuminate. It is participatory with studio time to use the materials discussed.
08-05
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Pennsic Food Lab Baron Janos Meszaros Primitive and medieval cooking space will be made available while open discussion, demonstrations and classes will be taught on applied archaeology relating to food and its production. Medieval cooking techniques, technology and methodology will be showcased in this open forum. All skill sets welcome.
08-05
10:00
7.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Arts and Science Competition at Æthelmearc Royal Pennsic Performing Arts Arts and Science Competition at Æthelmearc Royal.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Hounds Abound! Lady Fiona the PRepared Come learn about hounds in the Middle Ages! We'll be looking at different types of hounds, how they were cared for, how they were hunted and how they fit into everyday life.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Spindlelicious Lady Nadyezhda the Simple Take a tour of the Known World through drop spindle design. Learn why they work and bring your own to test for balance.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Equestrians! Improve/Enhance Your Period Look Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class will focus on ways to improve or enhance your period appearance, including making and using persona appropriate riding clothes, coverings and tack for your horse, and using heraldry. Safety issues will be discussed as well.
08-05
10:00
3.0 A&S 13 Machines, Technology and Change Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Technology survey: Classical Greek through medieval. Construction, ship building, power (horse, water, wind), clocks, education, etc.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Dance Tent English Country Dances: Miscellaneous THL Henry of Maldon All dances reconstructed by the teacher from Playford and/or Sloane; may include Parsons Farewell, Nonesuch, Whirligig, Lady Cullen.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Fort Crusader Versus Saracen Battle Sir Crispin dela Rochefoucauld God Wills it! Scenarios to re-enact battles from the time of the Crusades. Participants are required to only use arms and armor documentable to the time period of 1096-1291. Allowed Weapons: Any documentable to 1096-1291, subject to approval (swords, maces, axes, dagger, spear, thrown weapons, archery, siege, etc.). Allowed shields: round, kites, and heaters (and any other documentable style from the period). Armor and helms from the period are required. Bring your banners for pageantry. Properly attired support people are most welcome!
08-05
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games THL Louis Xavier de Navarre The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-05
10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-05
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-05
10:30
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Kids' Dance: Veil choreography Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Kids 7-100, with at least a smidgeon of coordination. Bring a dance veil that is longer than your arms' span. (Adult: 3 yds.) Bright, quick choreography. Contact Nina Amaya ahead of Pennsic if you would like to borrow, buy or ask questions about an appropriate dance veil. www.NinaAmaya.com
08-05
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Creating Pigments - Period Style Lady Sajah bint-Habushun A brief discussion, using period and modern resources, about how pigments were created in period plus a discussion and demonstration of modern alternatives and methods for creating a reasonable facsimile of a period palette. Includes studio time to experiment with tools and materials as well as sample painting using the pigments.
08-05
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-05
11:00
1.5 A&S 3 Kosher: Then, Now and in the Current Middle Ages Lady Miriam bat Pessah Jews live with religious limits on what they eat. Learn about how those practices have changed over time, and brainstorm keeping kosher in the SCA.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Al-Murri: Making It; Tasting It THL Adrianna Stothard The process of making al-murri is both simple and fascinating. In this class we will review the process I use to make two types of this pre-13th century, Middle Eastern condiment. Taste and discuss samples of each, and begin a batch of al-murri al-naqi lil-maghariba (the infused 'soy' sauce of the North Africans). Students will be able to take an al-murri starter kit home with them for a small fee.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Measuring the Heavens and the Earth Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen In this class we will study De Practica Geometrie by Leonardo of Pisa, known today as Fibonacci. In this book Fibonacci explains how to use geometry for practical purposes, mainly on measuring the dimensions, areas, and volumes of physical objects such as fields, trees, and planets.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Building a Tourney Behind the Scenes. Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey List officers, seneschals, marshals,heralds and autocrats all play a part in organizing tournaments. Communication between these players is key to a successful tournament that will run smoothly for everyone and that the entrants will remember.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 How to Find the Fun, Once It Has Been Lost Mistress Svanhildr Karlsdottir The Dream means different things to different people at different times in their lives. At times we lose the Dream and lose the fun. Let's go find it. This is a forum conversation environment.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Research For Bards Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont Bards frequently end up performing very modern versions of songs that are much older, simply because they don't know any better. This class will provide a list of resources for discovering new repertoire, taking pieces you may already know back to much more medieval-sounding versions.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Beginner's Fingerloop Braiding THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair It’s easier than you think. Anyone from 5 to 90 can do it. So come learn how to make a spiral braid. (www.fingerloop.org. A lace bend rounde of eight bowes-circa 1475). Time allowing, I‘ll also demonstrate a simple braid great for medallion cords. Young children may need assistance but are welcome. Materials and handouts provided. THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair (donnamac123@hotmail.com)
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Anatomy of a Street Show Kuji Kaoni Musashi After a brief classroom orientation, Kuji will perform his professional street magic show under street conditions in the marketplace, using psychological and theatrical techniques as old and universal as streets themselves. Afterwards, we will return to the classroom, where Dr Henry Best will interview the artist so we can learn why this show works the way it does.
08-05
11:00
5.0 Great Hall Known World Children's Fête THL Aine O Grienan A party full of fun for all the children of the Known World, 12-3 pm. (Please ensure that all children have a parent or guardian present with them at the fête.)
08-05
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-05
11:00
2.0 South Battlefield Rapier Champions: Battle, Heroic Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Rapier Champions Battle: • Twenty fighters from each side. • No resurrection. • RBGs will not be used. • Death From Behind will be allowed. • Last man standing wins the point. Rapier Heroic Champions (following Battle): • Twelve bouts, to be paired in advance. • One of the bouts will be Cut & Thrust. Additional C&T bouts may occur by agreement of the champions. • Double kills will be refought one time. In the event of a second double kill, Dead is Dead. • A tie is possible, due to double kills.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Touch the Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia: An Intro to Renaissance Improv Theatre Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi Commedia dell’Arte is a theatrical art form originating as sponsored performances of professional actors in sixteenth-century Renaissance Italy. Commedia employs masks, farce, and slapstick to create plays from brief outline scenarios to which the actors improvise the dialogue and action using stock characters of exaggerated stereotypes of human nature.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Intermediate Heraldic Research Roundtable Lady Lillia de Vaux Where do you go when the usual sources just don't have what you need? Have skills you'd like to pass on to newer heralds? Come share your favorite sources and research tips in a roundtable format. Intended for heralds of all experience levels. Handout provided.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire-wrapped jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Scented Waters: Early Perfumes You Can Make THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Explores the various scented waters found in Renaissance cosmetics handbooks. Here you can learn to make perfumes for a variety of uses.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Introduction to Trade Beads. Lady Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Discussion of the creation of a trade bead, where it may have traveled, and what it may have been used for. Handout supplied.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 9 Bringing Your Story to Life Mistress Dervila ni Leanon Intermediate storytelling class: How to bring your story to life and make it yours. The first half of the class will be devoted to lecture, the second half to giving feedback for students' stories. Taught by a storytelling Laurel.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 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 then 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.
08-05
12:00
4.0 A&S 15 Newcomers' Tent THL Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomers' Tent! We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-05
12:00
1.5 Battlefield Voices and Viols Rufina Cambrensis Two great sounds that sound great together! Although the apex of this combination was the Elizabethan consort song, we will focus on German Tenorlieder and Franco-Flemish chansons. Sight singing a plus for singers, but not essential. Viols tune to A=440. (Vielles/violin family instruments also welcome!). Bring your own chair.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) Dancing at the Villa: Love Lost and Won Master Lorenzo Petrucci Join us at the beautiful Casa Bardicci to learn fun and elegant 15th-century Italian dances: Leoncello and Gelosia.
08-05
12:00
2.0 cynnabar (W02) Advanced Coiled Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Learn to make a small basket utilizing traditional coiling techniques with period materials. All materials to make a small basket will be provided.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intermediate Gresley Dances Lady Evelynne Merrymet This class will include three dances from the Gresley manuscript that was found in England in 1995. The dances include Ly Bens, Armynne and Grene Gynger. These three are a bit more challenging than my "Easy" class but they are really fun once you get them. These are English dances that are not Playford.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zills and Thrills! Lady Oola Gulabi We will focus on zill rhythms and sound quality with clarity and freedom of dance movements. We will drill basics and add challenging layers. At the end of class we will add improvisation to encourage more play and experimentation.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Aunt Biddy's Old-Time SCA Songs and Sing-along Baroness Bridget ni Cathasaigh Featuring the old (bad) songs around when I first joined the SCA (early '80s). Will have hand-outs so everyone can sing along. SCA history. Not period songs.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress Rehearsal; space in use
08-05
12:30
1.0 Touch the Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. "Samai", "Curcuna", "Laz", and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Advanced Celtic Knotwork Class Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc So you have the 5-dot technique mastered. Now where do you go to make your designs more period? This class will look at things like charting designs from period examples and period vs. modern aesthetics.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 At a Loss for Words Baroness Ekaterina Volkova One of the biggest challenges for some kingdom scribes is coming up with wording for award scrolls. This class looks at ways of finding inspiration for scroll wording by using period documents and other sources.
08-05
13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new Commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Practical Feast Stewarding THL Maleachi A discussion on how to plan, price, budget, portion and execute a feast. We will go over budgeting, scheduling, portion control, things that can (and probably will) go wrong, and timing.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 10th-Century Wilderness Survival Sir Stefan Ulfkelsson Covers basic items necessary to survive in most environments. Emphasis will be placed upon Norse and Norse-related cultures around the 10th century. The 10 areas of equipment with their Norse versions will be shown and discussed. This is an expansion of the experimental archaeology of the Viking Hiking class.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Leather Corners for Wooden Book Covers Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will learn how to make the four most common corners using leather on wooden book covers. Each student will make four sample corners. All tools will be loaned by instructor. This is a hands-on class.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, etc. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 "But I Can't Read That!" Using Non-English Sources Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will be taught jointly with Magister Galefridus Peregrinus. If you have ever been frustrated by finding that the perfect reference to document your project that is in a language you don't know, this class is for you. We'll be talking about using online translation web sites, dictionaries, and many other tools that can help you to understand and use foreign language resources. While we will briefly touch on pictographic languages like Chinese and Japanese, our focus will be on languages written with alphabets.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Fiber Fun Lady Vivian de Dunbar Expand your spinning horizons and experience the joy (and sometimes frustration) of spinning fibers other than wool! The hands-on class will focus on spinning flax, hemp, cotton and silk. There will also be other interesting fibers TBD (depending on what I can find). All fibers will be provided by instructor. Bring your own spindles to class. Students should already know how to spin on a drop spindle.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 10 Introduction to Monumental Brasses Master Duncan Blackwater An introduction to monumental brasses which will cover history of brasses, art and craftsmanship, types, historic workshops, evolution, rubbings.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 11 Traditional Norwegian Brewing Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Ale and beer: the joy of life! If one has bread, one also has beer, rich in vitamin B. We will explore the entire process from malting the grain to taking the first sip. Recipes, folklore, the tools used, brewing charms, and more will also be presented.
08-05
13:00
3.0 A&S 12 Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Performers present a three- to five-minute piece and receive personal feedback with the object of increasing effectiveness. Any type of performance is acceptable.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 13 The Draugar: The Undead in Icelandic Sagas Baron Fridrikr Tomasson The Walking Dead in the Sagas. An overview and discussion of revenants in Icelandic medieval literature.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) Dancing at the Villa: Amoroso by the Book Lord Maurin Lessault Join us at the beautiful Casa Bardicci to learn two versions of a fun and elegant 15th-century Italian dance: Amoroso.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Youkai: Japanese Ghosts, Demons, and Monsters Solveig Throndardottir A survey of pre-modern Japanese beliefs, including gods, demons, monsters and other supernatural beings. Beginning with the native gods of the Kojiki we'll stroll through Japanese supernatural history and touch on Japan’s encounters with Buddhism and Christianity.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Three-Couple English Country Dance THL James Blackcloak See just how creative Playford could be when you learn these dances for three couples! Dances taught will be Adson's Saraband, Scotch Cap and Old Mole. Dancers of all levels welcome.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Table Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi Four- and seven-player backgammon will be taught depending on attendance. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Ten-ish More Songs Everyone in the SCA Could Know Master Cerian Cantwr Ten (for sufficiently large values of ten) more cool songs that have something to say about life in these Current Middle Ages. We'll sing through them together.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Technical Theater: Lights, Stage, Action! Pennsic Performing Arts Come and learn about the behind-the-scenes tech theater of the Performing Arts Tent: building the stage, rigging curtains, running lights, and more!
08-05
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-05
13:00
2.0 West Battlefield Battle of Hastings Lord Olaf Haraldson The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and at our Hastings Battle, you will have the chance to rewrite history! The valor and skill of the warriors on each side will determine the outcome. Choose a side - defend the Saxons, or join attacking Norman forces - and use your strength of arms to help decide the day. This is a special rules melee. We've attempted to make this event a time for fighters to showcase their beautiful mid-period kits in an atmosphere recreating the feel of battles in the 11th century. Rules: 1) A combatant may count the first strike they receive against mail armor as light. 2) In general, any form of armor that is documentable to the Battle of Hastings period and region is acceptable. If you have specific questions, please ask via email: olafharaldson@gmail.com. 3) General rules: No exposed plastic (plastic gauntlets OK), no exposed duct tape, no exposed modern sports gear, no exposed modern logos, no blatantly modern footwear. 4) Helms: Spangen or conical construction preferred. No closed faced helms of any type, and no blatantly 12th century+ helms. 5) Torso: Anything documentable to the period. Mail has an advantage, but a padded or even plain tunic is documentable as well. We are not forbidding lamellar… but we aren’t encouraging it either. The intent of the battle is to highlight documentable Hastings-age kits. Lamellar will not be given the ability to take the first shot to the body as light. 6) Limb armor: Greaves and vambraces may be exposed, all other limb armor should be hidden. Spaulders must be covered if worn. Body armour should be under your maille or tunic. 7) Gauntlets: Any are acceptable (even plastic); this is a safety factor which supersedes historical practice. 8) Shields: Round or kite only. No later period designs (heater, etc.). 9) Weapons: Primary weapons should be spear, axe, great axe, sword, seax. Thrown weapons (javelins, axes) are OK. Combat archery OK. No weapons that are undocumentable to the place and time. 10) Force commanders require one extra mortal wound to kill. I will be needing a Harald and a William… if you are interested in playing either part, and have a kit you think is appropriate, email olafharaldson@gmail.com . 11) Tape is not used as a marker for sides; fighters will use battle cries to tell friend from foe. 12) Engagement is 360 degrees once "lay on" is called. Yes, this means you may be struck from behind. Victory Conditions: Best three of five battles. Victory is achieved either by destroying the enemy force, or by killing the enemy leader (routing the force he commands). Participants are asked to bring some small token as "loot"; the side losing three of five battles will give someone on the other side their "loot" token. This should not be an expensive item, but rather a token of victory on the field that day appropriate to your station.
08-05
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-05
13:30
4.0 Rapier List 1 Atlantian 5-Man Melée Baron Connor Levingstoune A Pennsic tradition. Bring your best 5-man fencing team and compete against the Known World. No more than two martial high orders per team. (This includes MoD, Chiv, BR, DS, MoB, OGR, and WS). We will split the field into at least 4 fields to run separate Round Robins to advance the top 2 teams into a single elimination finale. DFB will be in effect. Knee walking to engagement will be in effect. No RBG or combat archery Have a team name, or our MoLs will name you. If you don't have a team we will find you a team.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Calligraphy 101 THL Zofia Kowalewska For teens through adult. We'll discuss the basics of calligraphy in the Scribal Arts. Some basic hands will be discussed with time to try your hand at a hand. No experience is necessary.
08-05
14:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Drawing with a Proportional Scale Mistress Matilda Bosvyle So you've learned to draw a straight line with a ruler, great! But are you still intimidated by free-hand drawing? Are you inspired by period illumination art, but not sure how to get it on your scroll? The proportional scale is the low tech answer to improving your drawing skills. Learn how this tool can help you enlarge/reduce and plot out illuminated elements such as framing and architecture, flowers, animals and people, directly from your favorite source books all without a scanner, Photoshop software or a light box. This class is hands-on! Tools will be available for use during class.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Gardening for Beginners Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Do you want to garden, but don't know how? This class will cover the basics of how to grow your own food and herbs. We will discuss site choice, soils, sun, pollinators, pests, and more.
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 2 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Drawn Work Handkerchief Make-and-Take Baroness Genoveva von Lübeck A hands-on, instructional class on drawn work, specifically the hemstitch, seen in German, Italian, and English Renaissance clothing and accessories. Participants will create their own handkerchief with a drawn work hem, and learn how to make more elaborate drawn work designs on their own. Materials available for 10 people ($1 fee requested), or bring your own medium-weight, white linen (12" x 12"). Free handouts available for 25.
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Introduction to 14th-Century German Brickstitch Master Richard Wymarc A basic introduction to a simple counted-thread technique used in 14-15th-century Germany. In the first hour the class will cover the basic stitches, and work on a project to take away to finish. In remaining time there will be an open discussion of the design features and history, and lots of pictures to look at. Fee includes handout and materials. The number of kits is limited, but the class is open to all (or as many as will fit).
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beyond Thunderdome Lord Andreiko Eferiev Tournaments hold a special place in SCA culture. Come learn how math and SCA culture create the structures and rules of how we run tournaments.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Bovo-Bukh: Intro to Yiddish Satire Lady Mærhild Rediscover a tale that was widely read between the 16th and 19th century but forgotten today. Be prepared for beautiful queens, hero wolf men, wicked monks and cruel sultans. The Bovo-Bukh is a product of contact between Jews and the chivalric stories of the wider non-Jewish world. No Yiddish language skills required.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing at the Villa: Petite Rose and Lauro Baroness Serafina Alamanni Join us at the beautiful Casa Bardicci to learn two fun and elegant 15th-century Italian dances: Petite Rose and Lauro.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner C Pennsic Dance Staff Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball!
08-05
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-05
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Knowne World Pennsic Harp Celebration Pennsic Performing Arts Come celebrate the harp! Harpers of the Known World will display the wonders of the instrument we love. Open to all harpers of the Known World! Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Dumbek Technique Malik (Mark DeFilippo) This class covers everything you need to know to get comfortable with your dumbek. We will cover basic rhythms. Come on by! Don't be shy!
08-05
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Cutting a Quill Pen Baroness Estelle de la Mer Learn how to take a plain feather and turn it into an instrument of writing. Sharp knives will be used; ages 10-14 need parental supervision.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Recreating the English Woman's "Gabled" Hood Lady Margaret Wolseley During the reign of Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII's mother, a bonnet-style unique to English women appeared. Its exact shape - initially a sharply angled peak over the forehead and heavy black veil brightened only by a strip of ornately decorated fabric - evolved over the subsequent 50 years, but remained fashionable, as evidenced by the monumental brasses and carved stone effigies preserved in English churches. We will examine the shape of this distinctive bonnet and theorize about the materials and construction methods necessary to recreate it.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 3 Enjoying A&S Competitions as Entrant or Judge Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain A&S Competitions can be scary places both for entrants and for judges. Come learn some ways to make both sides of the experience more enjoyable! We will first examine ways to increase your success as an entrant and then discuss how judging works to dispel the mysteries and increase the fun!
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Spinning Clinic Lady Emengar la fileresse Are you dissatisfied with the yarn you make, interested in spinning a different grist (thickness) or a multiple ply technique? Bring tools and fiber.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I wrote the pattern!
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Marudai for Beginners (Also Kumihimo) Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Kumihimo on a marudai stand for beginners. Learn to braid beginning patterns on the traditional Japanese stand. Stands available for purchase from instructor for $120.00.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #3: Feedback: Getting and Giving Pennsic Performing Arts One of the greatest challenges to growing as a performer is getting feedback to help you learn where and how to improve. Join us in the Collegium today to discuss the finer points and perils of critique: how to offer it and request it in a good way, so that we all benefit from the experience.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Sprang: Basics and Beyond Viscount Eva vanOldebroek Learn a new thread manipulation skill! Open to beginners and to all who would like to expand to new techniques as well.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 13 Bushido: the Japanese Path of Honor Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Discussion of the virtues of Bushido, and walking the path in daily life.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) Dancing at the Villa: A 15th-Century Ball Pennsic Dance Staff Join the School of Europe Dance for a 15th-century Italian Ball at Casa Bardicci. Don't miss this opportunity to dance in the villa by the lake!
08-05
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country C Pennsic Dance Staff Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple English Country Dances.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to everyone 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet. Actual battle for children starts at 3 pm.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Margaret of Enniscorthy Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game which uses a 78-card Tarot deck
08-05
15:00
2.0 General Archery Pennsic Period Novelty Shoots Master Godric of Hamtun Come test your skill on the Pennsic Period Novelty Shoots on Wednesday, August 5, from 5 pm until 7 pm.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-05
15:00
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Raqs Yoga Lady Jahanara Take your dance technique to the next level with this yoga belly fusion workout. Uses anatomy to increase Middle Eastern dance technique. Bring a yoga mat.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/7, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-05
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
15:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Deed of Culture: Trading in the East Sir Gunnar Redboar This is a historical re-enactment event where Viking traders traveling down the rivers of the east will meet with Moslem traders. Historical forms of hospitality will be explored, as well as an actual trading endeavor between the Viking and Moslem traders. Participants will be in the best re-enactment garb possible and will stay in character throughout the event.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Champions War Point Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Thrown Weapons Champions War Point.
08-05
15:00
3.0 White List Empire of the Sun Battle Lord Ryouko'jin of Iron Skies Japanese tournament and battle.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
08-05
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginner Russian Calligraphy Lady Lada Monguligin The basics of medieval Russian calligraphy. Learn the basics of writing the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. There will also be a handout for Russian-style English alphabet. The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people. Please bring your calligraphy supplies if you have them. I will have a limited amount of loaner nibs and/or markers and paper.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Aethelmearc Royal Knowne World Equestrian Meeting THL Meadhbh inghean ui Bhaoighill Calling all equestrians! Join us for discussion about equestrian activities in the SCA. What's new, what's happening, and who's involved.
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 1 Quick and Easy Handmade Largesse Lady Droen O'Rourke A discussion about largesse: why we should give it, why you should make it, and what options are out there. We will make a couple of examples.
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 2 Gluten-Free Recipes from Period Sources Baroness Clarice Roan Discuss gluten-free recipes from medieval cookbooks, using period ingredients and substitutions. Food samples may be available!
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Garbing the Full-Sized Goddess Lady Catalina Doro In current fashion, we all know that thin is in. However, that wasn't always the case. This class will look at various historic periods when the ideal of beauty was ladies who weren't 'missing no meals'. The second half of the class will be instruction on how to create flattering garb for the larger lady.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Advanced Henna Body Art Lady Parvati Chandravanshi We will focus on period exemplars, a survey of modern styles and where they came from, and suiting your henna to your persona.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 11 Very Basic Naalbinding Lord 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 and discuss the basic techniques.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Research Tools for the Independent Scholar Jadwiga Zajaczkowa You may or may not have a university library at your disposal, but if you want to tackle in-depth historical/material culture research, there are an expanding number of tools and tricks out there to help you find and manage resources. A long time reference librarian and researcher will cram her favorites into this session. Most are free, some are low cost or available through many libraries. Audience participation welcome.
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 15 Kosode Construction THL Yamamura Kitsune An essential garment in every nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this Japanese garment, based on a Tokyo National Museum example. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. A visual, step-by-step example of its construction will be presented. Extra time is allotted for consultations. Please bring along your own materials, if you would like assistance starting your pattern. If you have questions prior to the class, please contact me at yamamura.kitsune@gmail.com.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intermediate English Country Dances Lady Evelynne Merrymet This class will present three English country dances from the first edition of the Playford dance manual: Grimstock, Hyde Park, and Goddesses. They are fun to do and fun to watch. There is a bit more to these.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 45 Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players is seeking actors to audition for next year’s production of Ben Jonson’s riotous Elizabethan comedy of cons and swindlers, The Alchemist. Women and men of teen age and up are welcome. Audition material will be provided.
08-05
16:00
1.0 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsals by Audition Only; FYI Only. Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
08-05
17:00
1.5 A&S 6 Rapier Instructors' Roundtable THL Philipp Reimer von Wolfenbütte Open to all, but specifically targeted toward rapier instructors, this roundtable forum will focus on discussing and exchanging strategies for training fencers, running more efficient practices, and structuring special interest classes. A list of topics for discussion will be provided, but instructors will be encouraged to bring their questions, concerns, and ideas to the table. This activity will be lightly moderated in order that conversation remain on topic and productive, but will otherwise remain open to all constructive participation.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover both legends and the real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will examine the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 14th-Century Alliterative Poetry Master Grim the Skald Chaucer wasn’t the only game in town for poetry in the 14th century. Join the "Alliterative Revival"! The “Alliterative Long Line” was a poetry style evocative of Anglo-Saxon verse, but with the distinctive imagery of the 14th century. We will discuss how to create the alliterative long line that appears in many poems from this period, as well as how to blend it with rhyming poetry such as in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 12 Known World Beekeepers Gathering THL Henricus Guotman Join fellow beekeepers to swap tips and tales from the field. Please bring a sample of your own honey to share.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 Seppuku: Salvation Through the Door of Pain. Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato A discussion of the ritual and use of ceremonial suicide within period.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 14 Mentor Chirurgeon Meeting Chirurgeon Instructor Mentor Chirurgeon Meeting.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Afternoon Yoga: Bring a Partner If You've Got One! Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Partner yoga can be a way of advancing your practice, having a great workout with a friend, or meeting a new one if willing. Singles welcome. Bring a yoga strap or belt, as well as a mat or towel for each participant. Yoga can help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Tulstin Troubadours in Concert! Pennsic Performing Arts Tulstin Troubadours in concert on harp, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, and more! Professional musicians Tulstin Troubadours (Apryl Knight/Aibreán Póirtéir, Mark the Harper, and Demaris) are excited to present their first performance at the Pennsic stage. They will share songs from their albums, "Rennies Of Unusual Sound", "A Shortage Of Perfect Rests", "Allons-y! Time Traveler's Tunes" and Apryl Knight's SCA dance CD "Dance The Knight Away". Look for harp, pan flute, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, guitar, fife, flute, and any other instruments they can work into the show!
08-05
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Graduation Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see our Fool School Graduation! All of the fools have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure. (Fools School meets daily: 10-11am, 7/28 - 8/5, at the Amphitheater)
08-05
18:00
1.5 Ansteorra Royal (N06) Ansteorra's Chili Party Mistress Seraphina Maslowska Ansteorra's Chili Party, Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 pm.
08-05
18:00
1.0 A&S 9 East Kingdom College of Performers Tristan le Chanticler EKCP annual meeting: nominations for officers, meet and greet, discussion of events and activities.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street ) Anglo-Saxon Context: Franks Carolingia Merovingia Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the Merovingian, Carolingian, Holy Roman Empire, and other Frankish kingdoms, and how that interaction impacted the Anglo-Saxons.
08-05
18:00
6.0 Great Hall East Kingdom Court Duchess Rustique Royal court of the Kingdom of the East.
08-05
18:00
3.0 Northshield Royal (E02) Northshield Kingdom Court Pennsic Performing Arts Northshield Kingdom Court at Northshield Royal Camp.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Hammered Dulcimer Unleashed Pennsic Performing Arts Join Vince Conaway (THL Vincenzo da Brescia) as he explores period and original music on hammered dulcimer, interspersed with his tales from the road. Vincenzo is a professional dulcimer player, or salterista, who tours extensively in Europe in addition to keeping a full schedule of festivals and events in the US and Canada.
08-05
18:00
2.0 Seraphina Maslowska (Ansteorran camp) Ansteorra Chili Night Mistress Katerine le Roux d'Anjou Enjoy the hospitality of the Ansteorran Camp with our annual Chili Night!
08-05
19:00
0.75 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 "16th-century" Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Note: Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
08-05
19:00
3.0 A&S 3 SCA Librarians' Roundtable Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A gathering for librarians, library fans and bibliophiles. First half hour to be devoted to swapping research tips.
08-05
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Period Lamp and Blowpipe Soldering, Plus Welding Lord T W Using charcoal blocks, braze and weld with lamp and blowpipe.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr, and House Sans Nomen in concert. Come and listen to the music and mayhem of some of the Midrealm's best known bards. Warning: Sightings of polar cows, were-llamas, and ladies with swords and spears are likely.
08-05
19:00
1.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony THL Asalah al-Hina Annual Tree Ceremony/ Forgan tribute on Runestone Hill for Household members and friends.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Sir Thorgrim Skullsplitter Æthelmearc once again offers its Tag Team Tournament for youth fighters to team up with adult heavy fighters for a round robin format tourney.
08-05
19:45
0.75 Amphitheater i Verdi Confusi (Ampitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts i Verdi Confusi: Players' Patchwork Theatre Company returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! Note: Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-05
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Fête of Fortune Master Lorenzo Petrucci Surrender yourself to the Fates on this night of madness! Spin the Wheel of Dance and learn what excitement the evening will hold for you. Wednesday night's open dancing revel will be guided by the winds of Chance.
08-05
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Marian of Heatherdale and Friends: Bardic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (modern recording artist Heather Dale) will be joined on stage by other bardic performers for a lively evening of song and story. Please join us as you wander through Merchant's Row! Great for all ages.
08-05
23:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed); KWP Tech and Lighting Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
02:00
1.5 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.
08-06
07:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-06
07:00
1.0 White 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.
08-06
07:30
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting: Any Level Lady Moll Sotherden Want to learn how to cut glass? Know how to cut glass and wish to take your skills to the next level? Make time for this class! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-06
08:00
1.0 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
1.0 Rapier List 2 Six Guards of Capoferro Countess Elena d'Artois This drill is intended as a teaching tool for those students of Italian rapier and instructors. It is a wonderful way to practice muscle memory and build good habits in form and slow work.
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
08-06
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the Archery Range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 5th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-06
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Sticks and Strings Day Artisans Row "Sticks and Strings" Day. Come and check out various fiber arts! We will have examples of knitting, naalbinding, lace, sprang, and anything else we can think of that involves making fabrics with "sticks" and "threads". There will be opportunities to try out these skills as well, so if you want to try your hand at something new come and have a seat with us! If you already are an ace at these arts, bring along your materials and join us in showing off our skills.
08-06
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Wireworkers Day Artisans Row Wire weaving, bead wrapping and more.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 3: New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This class will touch on all aspects of the tapestry. History, construction and hints to show how anyone can do a tapestry or a small piece of it.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beginning Bead Making Lady "Izzy" Isabella de Erbiere Come learn how to make your very own glass beads. Must wear closed-toed shoes and natural fiber clothing.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Stitches from Altenburg Lady Mariss Ghijs A brief overview of five extant textiles from Altenburg an der Lahn Convent. Looking at German linen on linen white work embroidery, its techniques and uses. Followed by a hands-on tutorial and take-home project using chain and interwoven herringbone stitches.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-06
09:00
2.5 A&S 8 Adult Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is geared towards adults that collect or want to collect dolls. Please bring your favorite doll, as we will be making something special for them. Adults only because doll hobbies can be expensive.
08-06
09:00
1.5 A&S 10 Anglo Saxon Vessel THL Dana Grochenydd Make an Anglo Saxon vessel and decorate it with clay stamps, to be fired after Pennsic and mailed to you.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 The Cathars Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen The subject of numerous popular fiction novels and conspiracy theories, the Cathars were a religious sect from the medieval period. Declared heretics, they were the subject of intense persecution by the Roman Catholic Church. This class will examine such questions as "Who were the Cathars and what did they believe? What impact did they have on history?"
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 If Looks Could Kill: Evil Eye Amulets Mistress Keely the Tinker The history of amulets used against the Evil Eye through many cultures and time periods. Discussion of the amulet types plus scholars' deductions of why those amulets are the size, shape or color and style. Class for adults only. Reason: Some amulets are phallic in nature. Some discussion of male and female anatomy. Photos and objects of a phallic nature.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Master Robyn Solarius Shawms, sackbuts and curtals - oh my! The traditional gathering of loud instruments for group ensemble playing continues. Not for beginners.... Bring music if you have any ensemble pieces you might like to try. Bring a chair.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Cynnabar (WO2) Advanced Beginning Reed Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Weave a reed basket from beginning to end and take your basket with you. Learn techniques for using round reeds to construct baskets as well as the history of reed basket making.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Miscellaneous THL Henry of Maldon It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-06
09:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia) and Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal and Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dance Composition for Beginning Choreographers Lady Jahanara Learn how to create a Middle Eastern dance for performance. This class will teach you the steps for simple dance creation. Please come prepared to dance. Strong beginners or above.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Rapier Greybeards Tourney THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue For rapier combatants who have achieved 50 years of age by Pennsic 2015.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Cholis: Yes, They Are Period; You Can Make One! Shakti Drawing on historic artwork, this class will provide an overview of a selection of women's choli/upper body garments, covering a broad range of times and places within medieval India. Documentation gained from historic artwork will be discussed followed by a demonstration of pattern construction to ensure a well-fitting and comfortable garment.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Share the Love: Tokens of Appreciation THL Elizabethe Alles Share ideas for tokens/largesse to give to those who inspire you. Students encouraged to bring examples of tokens they have given or received.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Elizabethan Pronunciation Lady Katherine Morgan In this overview of Early Modern English pronunciation trends, we will hear how rhymes and puns emerge from period literature when originally pronounced, and we’ll touch briefly on Tudor singing practices as relating to treatment of the language. Come and hear how “raising” rhymes with “reason!”
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Basic Jewelry-Making, or How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics on 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
1.0 A&S 12 Advanced Equestrian Activities Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class is an over-view of the newest equestrian activities to be practiced in the SCA. These activities are currently experimental and several Kingdoms are participating. We will cover Wood Jousting, Mounted to Ground Combat and Additional Simulators for Mounted Combat. The activities will be described and their over-all effect of the equestrian program will be discussed.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Digitizing and Translating 16th-Century Dance Gregory Blount I've been working for 20 years to digitize everything related to 16th-century dance, to make reconstruction easier. Come hear about it!
08-06
10:00
2.0 Fiber Arts Pavilion (Flaming Gryphon Camp/W-07) Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to warp one on a smaller and more human scale. We'll be working in pairs, with space for up to 12 people working hands-on. We'll have a follow-up class with hands-on practice weaving on the warp we've created.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-06
10:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Singing in Foreign Tongues 101 Lady Bugga Bilibit Previously 'But Mom, I don't want to sing in English!'. Period music for singers to encourage the singing of random Latin drinking songs, among others, around your campfire. Not just for bards! Let's all sing in Catalan! We will review the big sources for songs ( Carmina Burana, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, etc.), sing a few, and discuss helpful hints to your success.
08-06
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Droll Challenge: Itty Bitty People Baroness Emma Makilmone When creating your scrolls, do you find yourself choosing the style without pictures of people or other creatures because you just can't get them to look right? Or, perhaps, you haven't even tried because you never got past stick figure drawing. Allow me to share my tricks of the trade and maybe, just maybe, help you take that next step into the art form that we love. (Please bring your own paper, pencils, and gouache.)
08-06
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the three War Points for each shoot.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Zidian and Cidian: Chinese Dictionaries Thorfinnr Hrothgarsson A brief history of Chinese dictionaries, an explanation of how they work and hands-on practice in how to use them. Chinese language experience useful but not required. Bring characters you've been struggling with, since I'm going to have a number of dictionaries on hand. Kanji and hanja also welcome, although meanings may vary from the Chinese usage.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Veil Pins, Hair Pins and Hair Twisties, Oh My! Lady "Izzy" Isabella de Erbiere Lear how to make glass-headed veil pins, hair pins and glass hair twisties. You will have the opportunity to make five veil pins, one hair pin and a hair twistie. Please bring your own corsage pins if you would like to make more!
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Edge Your Veil Mistress Anthoinette de Martel Veils were on almost every woman's head in period and they had a variety of different edges. From a simple rolled edge, we will do the "perfect rolled hem" and explore a variety of other, more complicated edges. Practice rolled edges on a cup cover.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 A Lace Sauntor Brod Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen This is an advanced one-person fingerloop braid from the Tollemache manuscript. It makes a flat braid with a lovely pattern of X-shapes and diamonds. As this is an advanced braid, students should already be comfortable with making basic fingerloop braids on their own.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Irish Woman's Dilemma: What Do I Wear? Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc Many want to have an Irish persona because Ireland has a rich and interesting history, beautiful music and stories, and complex and interesting art. Yet, when I went to try and make my persona more historically accurate in dress, I found a dearth of concrete evidence and little research of the subject. I decided to find as many sources as I could, compile what I found, and try to present a reasonable approximation of what the Irish would have worn throughout our period. This class will give an overview from early to late period on what I believe a typical Irish woman would have worn, as well as provide a list of resources for you to explore on your own. Note: I will be updating this class with new information so it is probably valuable to take it again even if you have already taken it!
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Basic Period Ballads Master Ruaidhri an Cu Learn some period ballads for your next bardic circle or your random stroll through the market place. Students will be provided with a small repertoire of ballads in the class handout (lyrics and sheet music). Recordings of ballads taught in the class and a collection of over 200 period songs will be available for purchase ($10 each).
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Kuji Kaoni Musashi Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Tools of the Flame Mistress Keely the Tinker Discussion course designed to aid the beginning beadworker. We will discuss the tools, equipment and materials needed to begin making glass beads. Perfect for someone who may be thinking of flamework as a hobby, but unsure of the tools needed and their costs.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Harp Techniques Mistress Faioltigearna Muirinn niArtain Techniques to improve strength, speed, tone and musicality. Historical information about harps, the men and women who played them, and their music. Useful for all harpers, complete beginner to advanced. Learn how to get more out of your instrument and practice time, as well as practical approaches to performing. This is one of a 3-part course. We will build on information from each class, but students are not required to attend all three. Feel free to contact teacher in advance if you know you'll miss one. Chairs may not be available. Please bring chairs/harpstands if possible.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian 2 Cs Lord Wilhelm Learn Chirintana and Colonnese which are examples of the country and courtly traditions in 15th-century Italy.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorran Rapier Tourney Mistress Katerine le Roux d'Anjou The annual Ansteorran rapier tourney. Format will be double elimination. HRM Antigone requests that all entrants bring their best weapon style.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Touch the Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
08-06
11:00
3.0 Woods Armoured Woods Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield 75-minute resurrection battle, running north-south, lower and upper woods allowed. ** Army that is trailing in points determines their resurrection zone after the rapier heroic champions. ** • There will be two resurrection zones. (One on each side in the lower woods.) Sides will start in their own resurrection areas. • No fighting within 20 yards of the resurrection zone. Troops may deploy up to 20 yards into the woods from resurrection zones. • No fighting on the extreme embankments. • All holds local, except for medical. • West road is dead / EMS only. • The Crowns (or representative) will verify the positions of the banners 30 minutes prior to the battle. • One point will be awarded per banner at the end of the battle. • No combat archery, no siege.
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 1 Insults in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature Baron Fridrikr Tomasson How to insult your friends, enemies, or the gods while starting interesting blood-feuds. An overview of the use of insults in the Elder Edda and Sagas
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 On the Evolution of Jewish Names Lord Eleazar ha-Levi This class traces the evolution of Jewish names from the simple names in the Bible, through the Babylonian Diaspora, the Greco-Roman and Talmudic period, and the Middle Ages (European and Arabic forms) to the modern form of Given Name and Surname. Name forms in a number of times and cultures will be discussed. The course is intended to be useful to both heralds dealing with clients and to those interested in creating their own period persona name.
08-06
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads Lady Elysabeth Underhill This class will begin with an overview of resources and information on Anglo-Saxon glass beads. I will review different bead types and information about how necklace styles changed over time during the Anglo-Saxon period. I will bring some of my own projects and documentation to share with the class in the hopes of encouraging students to take up some Anglo-Saxon-related recreation projects. During the second half of the class we will spend some time recreating a few Anglo-Saxon beads. I only have 4 lampworking kits, but anyone is invited to attend to listen/watch. Please feel free to bring your own lampworking kit if you want to participate in the hands-on portion of the class. I will work with students to pick beads to recreate based on the skill level of the students and the class as a whole, but attendees should (at the very least) know how to make and shape a basic bead. More experienced lampworkers are encouraged to help out during the hands-on portion of the class and to bring any Anglo-Saxon-related resources and projects to share with the group.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 History of Hops THL Roana Aldinoch While hops are ubiquitous in modern beer brewing, that wasn't always the case. In fact, there were laws to prevent non-hop brewing pubsters from beating up hop-brewing pubsters in 15th-century England. Learn about the history of hops in Europe, where they grew, how they were used, and when they became a "necessary" ingredient in brewing. Hopless beer will be available for tasting for those 21 and older for $1.
08-06
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Women and Medicine Before 1650: An Introduction 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.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Advanced Viking Knitting: Roundtable Lord Hroedbeorth Lumhalghs This is a roundtable on Advanced Viking Knitting. Prior experience with Basic Viking Knitting is required.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report: A practical discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Construction of a Florentine Sottana for Beginners Lady Kataryn Mercer "Kit" This class will cover how to use Margo Anderson’s "Italian Renaissance Lady’s Wardrobe" pattern to construct a Florentine Sottana. This class is appropriate for those who are new to 16th-century Italian fashion, or are otherwise unable to draft/drape their own pattern. We will cover techniques for working with this pattern, tips based on my experience using both this pattern and custom-drafted patterns, and ways to make this pattern more period correct. NOTE: Purchase of pattern prior to class is not necessary; however, you can contact the instructor by email at kataryn AT kitsclothingcollection DOT com for instructions on how to receive a discount on your purchase of this pattern from margospatterns DOT com.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent English Ball Lady Mirabella Walmsley We will do mostly dances from Playford with some Inns of Court and Gresley. All will have been taught previously at the War but each dance will be reviewed on the floor before we start dancing. There will be a variety of difficulty levels to keep all interested.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent Open meeting; all are welcome. 12-step meeting open to all recovery programs: AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Alanon, etc.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; will make a copper foil rose.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Come and Get Your Fill Malik (Mark DeFilippo) Take your darbuka/doumbek rhythms to the next level! This intermediate class will help you begin to play filled versions of popular Middle Eastern rhythms. Then you will learn to play fills in between phrases/patterns to help you add even more style and texture to your playing. Knowledge of basic Middle Eastern rhythms (i.e., maqsoum, malfuf, ayoub, saidi) and intermediate darbuka playing experience/technique are strongly recommended.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mini-Bardic Madness Master Cerian Cantwr Heard about Bardic Madness, but been unable to attend? Now's your chance. We will be answering one Fyt of Madness at Pennsic. The challenges for it can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/mini_madness.html. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend.
08-06
12:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
12:30
1.0 Touch the Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. "Samai", "Curcuna", "Laz", and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-06
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Bootcamp Mistress Matilda Bosvyle Hands-on instruction and practice making an SCA-style scroll from start to finish, working closely with an experienced scribe from concept and wording to calligraphy, drawing and painting, to completion. This is a class for beginners (with some small experience) to intermediate scribes looking to improve their skills at putting pencil, paint and ink to paper. Class size will be limited! Please sign up at Æthelmearc hospitality the morning of class.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater A Stick Up Their A&S Baroness Verena Entenwirth A historical look at the forms of puppetry used throughout the different cultures and time periods represented by the SCA. Handout includes puppetry vocabulary and a timeline.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Kingdom-Level Commenting in OSCAR Lady Muirenn ingen Dunadaig This class is intended for beginner-level heralds to learn the basics of positive and helpful in-kingdom commenting in OSCAR. Learn who to contact about getting into the commentary system, best practices for commentary, and how to not be That Person in an online commentary discussion. This class does not cover Laurel-level commentary.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum In this class I will show what simple hand tools you need to start period woodworking. I will also touch on simple jigs you can make for holding wood.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 SCA Pinners: A Pinterest-Users Roundtable Lady Caitriona of Greenwood Isle Do you use Pinterest in your SCA research? Would you like to? Come meet other Pinners face-to-face to discuss tips, tricks, organization, and more. This roundtable is sponsored by, but not limited to, members of the SCA Pinners Facebook group.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 15 Secrets in Messages Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Survey of cryptography in historical period: Egyptian through Renaissance.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seeds in the Heart: Writing Japanese Poetry Solveig Throndardottir A participatory exploration of Japanese poetics. Includes Japanese poetry from the early classical period to the development of tanka, haikai, hokku, and renga. We will consider both formal poetic forms and less formal poetry. Learn about the role of kigo, kiriji, and makurakotoba. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with creating their own poetry. Please bring writing materials.
08-06
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a trim strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-06
13:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Heckler's Tourney THL Colin MacKenzie Throwers compete one at a time while the audience heckles to make them laugh. Challenge to the thrower: try to throw straight while gritting your teeth. Challenge to hecklers: make them laugh (PG rated) and not be obnoxious. Award given to best thrower and best heckler.
08-06
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-06
13:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Raqs Yoga Lady Jahanara Take your technique to the next level with this yoga and technique fusion workout. For strong beginners and up. Bring water and a yoga mat.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Standing Around with Your Thumb Up Their A&S Baroness Verena Entenwirth A survey of the design of period puppets including historical techniques versus more modern construction. Will also include references on where and how to start building your own first set of period puppets.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Gardening Lady Raziya Bint Rusa If you know a few things about gardening, but feel you could learn some more, come and stop by. This class will continue where "Gardening for Beginners" left off. We will cover earthworm issues, plant adaptation, composting ratios, and more.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Beekeeping 101 Master Caelin on Andrede So you want to start keeping bees. We've been through it and will tell you what to do, what not to do, and give you a few hard won tips.We will have equipment (but no bees) for you to play.
08-06
14:00
1.5 A&S 4 Murrine and Canes... THL Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh In this class 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.
08-06
14:00
1.5 A&S 5 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 6 The Fairy Tale and Legend Workshop Lady Luceta Di Cosimo We will go briefly over the history and definitions of fairy tales and legends, instances of fairy tales in period, how to look for period sources of both, and how to identify and use motifs to construct/reconstruct tales which could have been told/recorded in period. The participants in the workshop will construct a fairy tale and a legend.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Sisters in Arms: Women in Combat in Late Period Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some of the many women who took up arms in the 14th and 15th centuries -- their roles, their reasons, and their styles.
08-06
14:00
4.0 A&S 11 Silversmithing Vincent Von Waldheim Students will make a pendant using cabochon semi-precious stones which would have been available in period, and sterling silver sheet and wire. The processes include forming, silver soldering, and finishing and bezel setting
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Banchetti: Herb Pie, Almond Pie and Fruit Pies Master Basilius Phocas Herb pie with spinach, grapes, and figs, an almond pie with wheat starch and raisins, and pies of grape, dates, and dried plums from the 1549 Banchetti.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 14 Medieval Food Myths Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Ever get sick of the old myth about people using spices because they were serving rotting meat? Then this is the class for you.`
08-06
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Review by Request Pennsic Dance Staff Having trouble remembering a dance you learned earlier? This is the place to be! We'll go back over any dance and maybe also teach you something new.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Ten-ish Anthems Everyone in the SCA Could Know Master Cerian Cantwr Ten (for sufficiently large values of ten) SCA anthems from around the Known World. We'll sing through them together.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Echoes of the Dumbek Malik (Mark DeFilippo) Mark of Orluk Oasis will play a rhythm or phrase and the class repeats. Students may have a chance to "call" a phrase or rhythm if they wish.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Woods Rapier Woods Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield 65-minute resurrection battle (plus or minus 8 minutes). • Army that is trailing in points after the Rapier Heroic Champions on Wednesday determines their resurrection zone the night before. • There will be two resurrection points (one on each side in the lower woods). Sides will start in their own resurrection areas. • The Crowns (or representative) will verify the positions of the three banners 30 minutes prior to the battle. • One point will be awarded per banner at the end of the battle to the side that has had possession at the majority of the time checks. If a banner's possession is evenly split, zero points will be awarded for that banner. • Time checks will occur at semi-random times (+/- 8 minutes from 20, 40, and 65 minutes). The exact times for the checks will be determined before the battle by the MIC and kept secret. • All holds local, save EMS holds. EMS holds, and only EMS holds, will stop the clock. • RBGs will NOT be used. • Death From Behind is allowed.
08-06
14:30
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
08-06
15:00
2.0 Amphitheater Commedia: How to Write a Period Play Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi Commedia dell'Arte has been called "the actor's theatre" because of its improvisation and lack of scripts. But it can also be "the writer's theatre". Learn about the brief outline summaries of the plot called scenarios, the general structure of a typical plot and how it can be molded into new forms, and how to write a brand new 16th-century play yourself - which we'll try doing! We'll also cover some of the more obscure plots from period troupes.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Conversational Russian Lady Lada Monguligin The class will cover the Russian alphabet and basic modern-day Russian conversational phrases, responses and questions. After that, we will go over words and phrases more related to the SCA which can be used to flavor one’s persona. There will be time reserved at the end of the class for questions.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Beekeeper's Year Mistress Othindisa Bykona What did the medieval beekeeper need to do in order to maintain their apiaries? This is a survey class about preparation, tending, harvesting, and overwintering bees in period. Handout is calendar.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Piracy in the SCA Era Dyryck Hastings This class will talk about piracy from its origins to the death of Queen Elizabeth. We go into piracy, privateers, famous pirates, political influence. Includes European as well as Far Eastern.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 How to Create a 16th-Century Venetian Dress Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Want to learn different ways to create a period-looking early 16th-century Italian dress? I will show how to drape your own pattern as well as explain how to use some popular commercial patterns to achieve the 1500's Venetian look.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #4: Sources of Inspiration Pennsic Performing Arts Have you heard a great song that inspires you to write another? Seen or heard something amazing and want to write about it? Written a song and discovered that your great tune was actually someone else's? Me too! Come to the Collegium today...let's talk.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Richard III, Death and Discovery Countess Tangwystl Caterina D'Courci Return of the King. In 2012 the mortal remains of the last warrior King of England to die in battle were discovered under a car park in Leicester. This is about the king's death, discovery and re-interment .
08-06
15:00
3.0 A&S 12 Buttons: Woven in the Diagonal Ottoman Style Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou Many Ottoman buttons are threads woven on the diagonal over an oval or cylindrical wooden base. Come learn to make these Ottoman-style buttons. Note that there is a lot of manual dexterity and patience needed! These buttons are not easy to make. There will be a limit of 10 kits.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Barony of Flaming Gryphon (W07) 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.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Blue 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.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Review by Request Pennsic Dance Staff Having trouble remembering a dance you learned earlier? This is the place to be! We'll go back over any dance and maybe also teach you something new.
08-06
15:00
3.0 Fort Youth Armored Castle Battle Lord Sven Youth Castle Battle: Participants must have been at a minimum of one full session at the Youth List.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W The continuation of the work begun in the beginning class. Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Novelty Range Fast Archery, Toxic Arrows: Lars Andersen & Beyond Lord Gehrig Reimundson Arrows Quick and Venomous: Speed Shooting and Archer's Poisons We've all seen the videos... some of us love them, some of us hate them... so here is your chance to learn how to use the techniques shown by someone who learned from Lars Andersen himself. The class will cover various styles of speed shooting for both target and combat archery. It will involve some history but more instruction in the speed shooting section, plus some instruction but more history regarding arrow poisons. Hopefully, the class will help expand your understanding of historical archery and help you apply it to your own archery. People of all levels are welcome, especially those who have never shot a bow before. Folks with no habits may find it easier to apply these techniques than those who already have muscle memory regarding archery. Please bring whatever gloves, bows, and/or arrows you may have; a willingness to share will be appreciated. Strong preference for bows with no shelves.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Reading from Facsimile Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska Bring your instruments and we'll play through some 16th-century music in facsimile. Get ready to read in C clefs!
08-06
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Afternoon Youth Combat Lord Sven Afternoon Youth Combat
08-06
15:30
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent ISIS Wings Jowhara Ancient belly dance myth meets contemporary pizzazz with ISIS wings. Wear your wings and foot wear! You will learn Egyptian-style belly dance routines with wings and also improvise with wings. At the end of class we will float and fly the streets and hills of Pennsic on our Fabulous Wings. Traveling musicians welcome!
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 Zibaldone da Canal: The Book of a 14th-C Trader Lord Luca Sogliano A look into the daily life of a 14th-century merchant named Canal, through diary and ledger, geared towards the fun and insightful bits that bring him to life. Watch him fail at learning algebra. Learn how he feels about Islam. You may never get a better look at the personal thoughts of someone who lived 600 years ago.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 2 Engineering the Dream: SCA Event Planning Master Gunnar Sigurdsson Discussion of the nuts and bolts of event planning: site selection, budgeting, activities, schedules and staffing to help design fun events. Plan on 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the amount of discussion and Q&A. Master Gunnar has served as an event steward for local, kingdom and Known World events.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 3 Exchequer 101 THL Bojei Temur Were you told, “Just put expense A on line 15 – it’s easy!”? Have you ever been confused by SCA financial reports? Would you like to understand them?
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Lord Griffin de Willingeham Third year! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beehives in Period Mistress Othindisa Bykona Did you know there are seven documented styles of hives? Learn about straw, cork, wicker, and four styles of wood hives. This is a survey class. Extensive color handout.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Burn the Coloring Pages, Toss Out the Foam Crowns! THL Sæhildr barngóðr Fun, hands-on activity ideas for running a youth point that shares knowledge about medieval life and/or life in our Society. If there is time, we will also cover "How to Run 'It Takes My Child to Raze a Village'". There is an optional $5 fee if you want to actually make and take samples. My book will be available for an as-yet-to-be-determined fee. (Have to calculate printing and binding costs for this year.)
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Funny Little Cordial Baroness Verena Entenwirth A look into the properties of humors in brewing. Medieval food and drinks were chosen and arranged based on their “humors”, a classification system of hot to cold, and moist to dry that was thought to influence one's temperament and health. Class covers the classification of typical medieval beverages such as ales, beers, wines and mead as well as how to create a personalized cordial based on a desired humor. Over 21 only.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 14 4th Annual Known World Courtesan Social Celestina Bellechose An informal "meet n' greet", open to anyone interested in courtesan history from around the world or playing a courtesan persona.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 15 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.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Viking Age Feast Gear: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of feast gear and cookware options from among the archaeological finds of the Old Norse World. We will look at items from Birka, Gotland, Oseberg, York, and other sites. 43-page handout is available.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Penta Pentamere: Five Dances You Should Know Master Lorenzo Petrucci The Baronies of Pentamere want to share their favorite dances: Petite Rose, Montarde Bransle, Grene Gynger, Black Alman, and Rufty Tufty.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent A Brief History of the Hammered Dulcimer Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise A brief introduction to the hammered dulcimer from its origins to its final fade from grace in the eyes of the nobility. There will be hands-on activity if time allows.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-06
16:00
2.0 South Battlefield Dwarves vs Giants Master Cariadoc This is a series of combats and melées between fighters five and a half feet and under and fighters six and a quarter feet and over.
08-06
16:45
1.0 Rapier List 1 Throwback Thursday Épée/Foil Tournament Lord Benjamin Lilje Remember when? Come and celebrate Throwback Thursday with a foil/épée tournament. Round-robin will seed single-elimination final bracket. Tournament will start 45 minutes after the conclusion of the rapier woods battle.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Telling Time with Richard II Master Richard Wymarc The theory and use of a simple time-keeping device called a Horary Quadrant, in particular one based on several associated with King Richard II. This class will give the historical context for the horary quadrant and provide extensive hands-on, practical experience in using it.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basic Hand Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults, and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, it would be helpful to have the parent present.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Responsible Performing in the SCA THL Sophia the Orange Learn the balance between being a spotlight hog and waiting to be invited to perform. Learn to work with event staff, Royalty, and Baronage to schedule when and where your performance will enhance the event. You may be brilliant, but don’t risk grandstanding even by mistake.
08-06
17:00
1.5 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
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent European Sword Dancing Duchess Branwyn ferch Gwythyr An overview of hilt and point sword dances in period, and a chance to learn a more modern, though quite similar, version.
08-06
17:00
2.0 Trimaris Royal (W17) Trimaris Court Pennsic Performing Arts Trimaris Court at Trimaris Royal camp.
08-06
17:30
1.0 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, 158. During the nine-day academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Geometric Garment Construction Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid This class will discuss how clothing can be constructed from simple geometric shapes, based on extant garments from various parts of SCA period. Strategies for fitting and sizing to the individual will be discussed.
08-06
18:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Context- Scandinavia ("Vikings") Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. This workshop focuses on the Scandinavian cultures. It is too easy to consider them simply as the Vikings, either raiding the coasts, or inhabiting the Danelaw (or in the 11th century- ruling England). We'll try to differentiate between Norse and Danes; how they, from Vendel to Icelandic periods, dealt with the English.
08-06
18:00
3.0 Clan Suiryo (TBA) Tanka Competition Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato A friendly competition of the composition of tanka poetry patterned after the traditional contests.
08-06
18:00
0.5 Dance Tent Rehearsal (Closed) KWC Pre-Performance Warm Ups Pennsic Performing Arts (Closed Rehearsal) Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.
08-06
18:00
2.0 Great Hall Kingdom of Ealdormere Royal Court Duchess Rustique Kingdom of Ealdormere Royal Court
08-06
18:00
2.0 Seraphina Maslowska (Ansteorran camp) Ansteorran Court Mistress Katerine le Roux d'Anjou TRM Sven and Antigone invite one and all to Ansteorra's court at Pennsic.
08-06
18:30
1.0 Amphitheater Richard Wyn: Bardic at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts A Bardic in miniature at the Amphitheater. A little period, a little SCA, a little fun, and some of my own thrown in because people told me to. Show contains adult-themed content.
08-06
18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Show time: 6:30 - 8:15pm The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children's Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music. The Pennsic Choirs' concert will focus on music from the reign of François I of France, whose coronation was held 500 years ago.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Ansteorra Royal (N06) Ansteorran Court Mistress Seraphina Maslowska Ansteorran Court, Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7 pm.
08-06
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 Viking Age Textile Tools: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of Viking Age textile tools found in Norse and neighboring sites. We will look at cards, combs, looms, loom weights, shears, shuttles, skein-winders, smoothing stones, spindles, and whorls. We will cover Birka, Coppergate, Dublin, Hedeby, Lund, Novgorod, Oseberg, Ribe, and other finds. 45-page handout is available.
08-06
19:00
2.0 A&S 9 Known World Players' Annual Meeting Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players' annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-06
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Muhekian: The Taste of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting 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.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Colander Royal (N05) Calontir Royal Court Pennsic Performing Arts Calontir Royal Court at Calontir Royal Camp.
08-06
19:00
4.0 Fort Atlatl Battle THL Grimolfr Ormalfrson This will be an Atlatl battle on the battlefield near the castle.
08-06
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.
08-06
19:30
1.0 Amphitheater "The Book of Delights": A 12th-Century Tale Pennsic Performing Arts Storyteller Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi will perform an adaptation of Sefer Hashashuim, "The Book of Delights," a 12th-century tale by Yosef Zabara. Are women praiseworthy or a bane to their husbands? Zabara illustrates through this tale of a cunning fox, a foolish leopard and the leopard's wise wife that it is better to trust your true love than the flattery of friends.
08-06
20:00
1.5 A&S 5 English Rosaries and Paternosters (with Slideshow) THL Elizabethe Alles This class and slideshow focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-06
20:00
3.0 Great Hall Middle Kingdom Royal Court Duchess Rustique Middle Kingdom Royal Court
08-06
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts Nutmegs & Ginger presents ʺRum, Beer, Ale, Wine: Songs of Spice and Vice,ʺ a program of period and near-period music performed with voices and instruments. Come join us for an hour of lively songs and earthy humor! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
21:00
3.0 Calontir Kingdom Party (N05) Calontir Kingdom Party Pennsic Performing Arts Calontir Kingdom Party at Calontir Royal Camp.
08-06
21:00
6.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Lord Joshua MacDonald The annual party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time.
08-06
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent The Dean's Favorites THL Margherita Battistina Come help the newest Laurel of dance celebrate with a few of her favorite dances.
08-06
21:30
4.0 Midrealm Royal (W01) Known World Party THL Andrew Blackwood The Known World Party is a Venetian Carnivale! Come out after Midrealm Court to the New Barn for food, fun and entertainment!
08-06
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts A play in the style of 16th-century Italian Commedia dell' Arte by a troupe brought together at Pennsic with actors and supporters from throughout the Known World! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
06:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be three challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the three War Points for each shoot.
08-07
06:00
1.0 White 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.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) 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*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-07
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Sven Morning Youth Combat Session
08-07
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beaded Flowers Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature tea rose in the style of the beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice.
08-07
09:00
2.5 A&S 6 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca Open to children ages 3-18 years of age. Please bring your favorite doll to the class, as we will be making something for them. All dolls are welcome: ball jointed, cloth, plastic, porcelain, anime.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Break Down Pennsic Dance Staff Come out and help us break down the dance floor.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 East Kingdom Rapier Tournament Lord Melchior Kriebel Welcome back to the East Kingdom Pennsic Rapier Tournament! Tournament plan will be a round-robin followed by a double-elimination. Efforts will be made to balance out round-robins. Come show your skill as this tournament returns to the fold. Tournament is open to all qualified fencers from all kingdoms.
08-07
10:00
1.5 A&S 5 From Fiber to Garb Lady Emengar la fileresse We will discuss fiber, prep, yarn and cloth-making choices in different periods and locations. Emphasis will be on available techniques and fiber sources. Examples will be provided, but please bring your own to share.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Eboshi Hats and Tabi Shoes THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie If you wish to dress head to toe as a nobleman of medieval Japan, you may wish to cover your head with an eboshi and your feet with tabi. Multiple patterns and methods of creating each will be discussed.
08-07
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Basic Feast Planning Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Are you experienced at planning feasts? Need to brush up? Then come and review with an experienced feast steward.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Fiber Arts Pavilion (Flaming Gryphon Camp/W-07) Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to weave on one on a smaller and more human scale. Using the warp we created in the previous class, we'll be working in pairs, learning how to weave a tabby weave, with discussions on working with more complex weaves. We'll have space for up to 12 people working hands-on. This is a follow-up class for the "Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom" class.
08-07
10:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Armoured Field Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Three battles to last fighter. One point per battle. Line up on standard sides. CA and siege in 1st & 3rd battles. Field Battles will be fought in an East-West orientation on a 600' x 600' field. • Starting lines to be 100 feet from the edge of field. • Reset time between battles is 15 minutes. • Combat archery and Siege in first and third battles. Tubular ammo maybe gleaned, no re-inspection of fiberglass shafts between battles. • All holds to be general and kept to a minimum.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval Music Notation: Introduction Master John Elys Reading medieval music in modern notation imposes modern notions of measure, phrasing, and tonality. Reading it in the original notation allows us to get closer to the composer's intentions and the head-space of a medieval performer, and can help achieve those elusive, magical “medieval moments”. We'll spend most of the class reading examples, discussing problems as they arise. F, G, and C clefs in various places, long note values, unbarred music, C.O.P. ligatures, musica ficta, and perhaps “minor coloration". Bring melody instruments you play fluently, such as recorder, gamba, fiddle, voice (if you have good pitch memory), etc. If you have multiple sizes of your instrument, please bring them (e.g., SATB recorders). Each session of the class will use different examples, so feel free to attend both.
08-07
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-07
11:00
0.5 A&S 7 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-C Europe. Construction and period evidence will be discussed.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Sonnet More Like Shakespeare Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont A look at the techniques Shakespeare used in his sonnets that go against what you're usually taught about Shakespearian sonnets. Five things he did you're probably not doing.
08-07
11:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to 6-on-2 Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class for 6-on-2 chainmail prevalent throughout period across multiple cultures. All materials necessary to complete class project provided but bring two pairs of standard box nose pliers if you have them. Tools are available for those who don't have them on a first-come first-served basis.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Sleeping Pen Awakened Lady Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig Literacy does not mean the same thing today that it meant 500 years ago, and this change is more complicated when gender enters the picture. This class will examine women's literacy between 1400-1600. Class will examine women who wrote, men and women who wrote about women writing, and the distinction between women reading and women writing.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 What Makes a God? Key Aspects in Myth Sarah Barringer The underlying lessons of pre-Christian Norse and Irish myth are conveyed through the gods' associations and character traits.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Next Steps Master Cerian Cantwr You've taken all the various Bardic 101 courses that are available. What's next? Excellent question. I don't think anyone has a good answer to that right now. This will be a roundtable discussion to figure out what sort of Bardic 201/301 classes people would like to see being taught.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tunics Through Time THL Emer ingen ui Aidan The "t-tunic" was the essential garment construction for more than a millennium, but fashions shift and change. Learn how simple changes in fit, shape, drape and, of course, embellishment can make the difference between Norse or Norman, Byzantine or bliaut, Celtic or cotehardie!
08-07
12:00
2.0 Marshal's Point Pennsic Marshal Staff After Action Review Countess Joleicia of Litchfield A brief meeting to wrap up and review the week's marshal activities.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Writing Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Quick and practical way to create period plausible commedia scenarios for your troupe: for practice, SCA event, or Pennsic performance! We will define a basic structure of a commedia play, identify the main characters and their functions, and learn to construct the scenarios that highlight the strengths of your troupe, whatever size and/or composition!
08-07
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed) - Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Period Commedia Performed for Modern Audiences THL Sophia the Orange Case studies of commedia scenarios from 1611, “The Fake Magician” and “He Who Was Believed Dead”, tweaked and performed successfully for modern audiences. See what’s necessary for filling in the gaps left by Flamino Scala and adjusting for modern tastes.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Field Battle Countess Joleicia of Litchfield Three battles to last fighter. One point per battle. There will be a 15-minute water break between battles. • Death From Behind is allowed. • All holds are general and kept to a minimum • RBGs will not be used • Orientation and start lines consistent with Armored Battles • One friendship battle to be fought after the third War Point battle.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval Music Notation: Intermediate Master John Elys For those already comfortable with long note values, unbarred music, musica ficta, and clefs other than treble and bass. We'll learn some more advanced stuff: ligatures for combinations of breves and longas, and the weird world of triple meter, where the same note-head can mean several different durations in the same piece depending on context. Bring melody instruments (recorder, harp, fiddle, lute, etc.) that you play fluently. Voice is OK if you have good pitch sense. If recorder, bring several sizes (e.g., SATB) if possible. Each session will use different examples, so feel free to attend both and get extra reading practice!
08-07
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Making Commedia Happen in the SCA: A Roundtable THL Sophia the Orange Come hear from commedia veterans about what worked and what didn’t in an organized discussion covering recruiting and keeping a troupe together, costuming and masks, writing scenarios, finding documentation, participating in A&S fairs, working with event staff for performance space, and where in the world to start.
08-07
14:00
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.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 45 Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players is seeking actors to audition for next year’s production of Ben Jonson’s riotous Elizabethan comedy of cons and swindlers, The Alchemist. Women and men of teen age and up are welcome. Audition material will be provided.
08-07
15:00
3.0 Amphitheater Strike: Ampitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends on the night of 8/8.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #5: Sharing Your Muse Pennsic Performing Arts Back due to popular demand: Are you working on a piece that just won't go anywhere? Need an idea to connect your beginning and end? Or maybe a great ending? Bards of all levels of experience - come share your muse with others. Just because she won't co-operate with you today doesn't mean she's left show biz! (She may need a change of pace, too!)
08-07
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Strike: Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: Remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends on the night of 8/8.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Great Hall Closing Ceremonies - After Final Battle Pennsic Performing Arts Closing Ceremonies - After Final Battle, in front of Fort or in Great Hall if raining.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts This is the performance following a week of workshops and classes for youth in Pennsic Commedia. Come enjoy the show! (Youth Commedia Classes: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
08-07
18:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Context- the Normans Lady Arastorm To understand Anglo-Saxons we need to understand the people with whom they interacted, what came before and after. This series of workshops looks at the surrounding cultures through the lens of their interaction with the Anglo-Saxons. The infamous problems that arose after the Norman Conquest went beyond the accommodations needed in the Danelaw or even under the rule of Cnut. We'll look at the Norman/Saxon cultural conflict that only gradually resolved to create Medieval England.
08-07
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent A Cycle of Norse Myths Pennsic Performing Arts Mistress Dervila ni Leanon will be performing a cycle of Norse myths from the Creation of the World to Ragnarok. Come hear why Thor dressed up as a bride, how the evil wolf Fenris was bound, how Mjolnir was created, how the beautiful Freya convinced Loki the trickster to become a mother, and more! Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Alumni Tourney Mistress Jenna MacPherson Open to all Adult Authorized Graduates of the YC Program. Tourney format to be determined. Various singles and melée activities.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Reindeer Games Mistress Jenna MacPherson An evening of games and snacks for youth fighters, marshals, parents and alumni. Some of these combat games are for all ages. Some games have very light contact with boffer-style weapons. Please bring head and hand protection. Other games such as "Angel of Life/Angel of Death", "Combat Red Rover", and "Zombies" require full armor.
08-07
20:00
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Merchant of Venice Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Known World Players as they bring Shakespeare’s classic, “The Merchant of Venice” to the Pennsic stage. This classic is thought to have been written between 1596 and 1598 and contains many memorable speeches and characterizations. Join Antonio, Bassanio, Shylock, Portia and Nerissa in this classic by the Bard. Curtain will go up at 8:00 PM on Friday, August 8th.
08-07
23:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Strike: Performing Arts after Final Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Performing Arts Tent after the final performance ends: restack chairs and tables, remove and store backstage and house lights, take apart and store the stage decks and tops, take down and store the curtains, backdrop, signs, and return all PA Properties to the storage trailer. Bring cordless drills and hand tools.

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