When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-01
11:00
1.5 A&S 5 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on beginner class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 4 A Peek Under the Yellow Veil Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of Italian Renaissance courtesans with touches on elsewhere in place and period, followed by what courtesans are/do in the SCA, and then a Q&A. There will be a slide show, handouts with bibliography, and discussion of how you can support your local courtesan personas.
08-01
15:00
1.5 A&S 12 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. How it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Herbalism and Botanical References Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Come find out about period texts on herbalism, horticulture, botany, and agriculture, from the Romans to 1600. We will discuss texts, cultures, and the evolution of data within SCA period.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on beginner class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Blue and White Ceramic Design: Beginner Hands-on Mistress Ant of Saint-Cloud We will be discussing the evolution of designs found on blue and white ceramics across Europe and Asia with a specific focus on Iraq, Iran, Egypt, China, Turkey, Japan and Spain. This class will discuss the technological constraints on ceramic design as well as socio-political influences. Attendees will create two unique designs within the framework of our spatial and temporal discussion.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 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!
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Knitting with Two or More Colors THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to knit with more than one color. This is an intermediate level class. Feel free to bring own yarn and needles.
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 developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 16 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers THL Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is Speaking Forsoothly. Speaking Forsoothly can be defined as: Speaking is such a way that 21st Century North American English Speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 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.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Pregnancy and Midwifery in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Pregnancy and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, and also during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Renaissance Slasher Movie: The Revenger's Tragedy Viscountess Jimena Montoya Let's talk about this over-the-top revenge drama! If you thought that Renaissance drama was stuffy or refined, you have a big surprise in store. This play starts with a man holding the skull of his poisoned girlfriend while he plots revenge on the lecherous duke who murdered her for turning him down, and it only gets more extreme from there. Middleton gives us a play with all the revenge you can handle, full of sex, betrayal, deceit, poison, stabbing, and gore. This class is a facilitated discussion of the play, its treatment of revenge, and its place in Renaissance pop culture. Knowledge of the play is not absolutely necessary, but students should ideally have read the text. (Available in paperback or epub from the New Mermaids line at Bloomsbury publishing. A free electronic copy of the play is available at http://www.tech.org/~cleary/reven.html ) Parental guidance suggested for children under 16.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Baroness Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 2 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy THL Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-03
11:00
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! Focus is on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn.
08-03
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Getting to know Chaucer's General Prologue Viscountess Jimena Montoya Learn why this description of a bunch of folks on their way to Canterbury is both cutting social satire and pretty darn funny. We'll discuss cultural contexts and vocational stereotypes of Chaucer's era as a way of getting into the humor and the substance of this opening portion of Chaucer's poem. I'll have copies of the general prologue available, but students should ideally have read it before the beginning of class. An electronic copy is available in interlinear translation here: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/teachslf/gp-par.htm
08-03
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Aphrodisiacs and Other Edible Delights Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Finger foods and other edible delights, particularly ones that are camp-friendly or no-kitchen-needed. Period and locale-based aphrodisiacs. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss or that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be samples and a pamphlet of recipes. Due to sexual topics that may come up, this class is recommended for those 16 and older.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers THL Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is Speaking Forsoothly. Speaking Forsoothly can be defined as: Speaking is such a way that 21st Century North American English Speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own, class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Thy Name Is Woman: Elizabethan Men on Women Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and plays of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the Elizabethan period.
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Lust and Love in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy 1) Lust, Love, and Marriage in the Norse world: Pagans as well as Christians used spellcraft, among a variety of other ploys and traditions, to win the affection of another. Men's grimoires are rich with accounts and recipes; women's grimoires tend to focus more on healing, visioning one's future sweetie, etc. Note: Since some of this material is a bit racy, children should probably not attend this class. 2) Birthing and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, as well as during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-03
19:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron 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 narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Overview of 16th-Century Irish Attire Baroness Ceara Shionnach Clothing in 16th-century Ireland is a difficult period in time to research, especially compared to the prolific extant finds from nearby Tudor and Elizabethan England. There are scant surviving garments, portraits, illuminations, or other finds from this period. This class will focus on what primary and secondary sources are available to discern what the Irish may have been wearing during the Renaissance.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch. You'll learn how to use the picot as decorative element and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-04
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
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. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. This isn't limited to current territorials; former and potential Baronesses and Barons; all are welcome!
08-04
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron 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 narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 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
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron 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.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Getting to know the English Sonnet Viscountess Jimena Montoya A brief overview of the development of the sonnet during the English Renaissance. Although moderns frequently identify Shakespeare with the sonnet form, he was far from the only sonneteer of the Renaissance or even the most well known. The course will cover some of the major poets and developments in the sonnet tradition and work through ways to read and comprehend sonnets more easily. We’ll read poems and talk about some conventions and tropes of the genre. No previous knowledge of sonnets or Renaissance England required. A handout will be provided.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby woven pouch on a one piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Bliaut Revisited Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of what we know about the 12th-century garment known as the bliaut. Discussion of where we arrived at fallacies, and where to find better sources. Discussion and suggestions for recreating both men's and women's bliauts. Free hand-out with patterns.
08-04
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron 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
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-05
08:00
3.0 Chirurgeons' Point 5th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: this is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
08-05
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron 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 narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Beginner's Guide to Garbing Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Come and learn about colors, materials, and patterns used in Middle Ages & Renaissance. This class will focus mostly on appropriate colors and materials for the 13th-16th centuries with some helpful hints on where to start with garbing.
08-05
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-05
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 New to the SCA? A Class on the Basics Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Are you new to the Society, or have you only gone to a few events? Still confused about what there is to do and what we are about? Learn about what essentials you should have for an event, basic customs and protocol, how to get involved, persona and heraldry, as well as much more. Come with questions or sit and listen. We promise you will learn a lot!
08-05
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 How Not to Make a Gothic Fitted Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making this popular dress style, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Shiny Hats and Medallions: A Guide to SCA Regalia Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Keeping everyone’s names straight can be confusing, but then when you add titles to the mix it takes on a whole new level. This class will cover Society award structure (so you know why people are clapping in court) as well what all the medallions and coronets mean. We will also discuss some of the differences in awards across the different Kingdoms. In addition there will be a section on using titles appropriately and court etiquette. That way, when you are called up for the first time, you know what to do!
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 17 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. How it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar This class is for those who are interested in retaining but are unsure where to even begin the process of signing up. We will cover the steps needed to sign up, and how to retain. This is a round-table discussion type of class, there will be demonstrations of various interactions. Handout provided.
08-05
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer PENNSIC 101 - The Drums of War begin to Beat. It sound like so much fun... ...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own, class limited to 10 looms.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-05
20:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Guedra: North African Trance Dance Lady Kharajin of Turku Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. New information this year, as Mistress Jadi Fatima joins us. 30-45 minutes instruction (men welcome during instruction only) followed by performance of Guedra. Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant; no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Lenten Food in Period Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Can you imagine giving up cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon for forty days out of the year? Many Christians from the 10th century into the 16th century did just this but that doesn't mean they went without some form of comfort food. Come to the class to find out what they did eat and how to make some medieval Lenten treats.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Documenting your food: Brehon Laws in Ireland Mistress Lisette la Roux This class will focus on the Brehon Laws and how they can be used to document food and nutrition in the SCA time period. The class will discuss what the Brehon Laws were and give specific examples of references to food and it's relationship to the community law.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron 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.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 Bayeux Tapesty: Panel by Panel Lord Oswyn of Baðon A look at the Bayeux Tapestry, going panel by panel. Discussion of its history, what it actually says, and what hidden messages it might contain.
08-06
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-06
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Lady Slany bean Uillic You have been teleported to 1600 and you are tasting chocolate for the first time. Come learn all the fascinating facts about this new delight!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 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 Pluderhosen. Just what every Landsknecht needs, though it will help with any late-period pants. Might talk about the famous Janet Arnold Upsala/Sture Pluderhosen with the “bum” as well as other cool pant stuff.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101: Newcomers' Q&A Baroness Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomer's Q&A. We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron 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
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Organizers, Part 1 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition organizers can create better experiences for judges and for entrants. Discussion will cover ideas on how to plan better activities as well as how to work with judges and entrants to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Judges" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Cups, Coifs, & Coins: Accessories for Newcomers Meadhbh Ramsay Welcome to the SCA! So you have a tunic and you look great! But do you have a Vessel with a Pestle? A very cunning hat? We'll talk about some accessories and necessities that you can add to your garb, kit, or camping gear to make your event easier and more enjoyable.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 19 simple tunic and pants pattern Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a simple tunic and pants pattern using your measurements. In this class we will draw out a very basic pattern for pants and a simple tunic which you will be able to take with you and use at home. Please bring a tape measure, used to take body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making g your pattern
08-06
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-06
17:00
1.5 A&S 19 Interkingdom Anthropology Master Liam St. Liam How do you do things in your kingdom? Tell us, and we'll tell you how we do it in ours. Trust us, we will all learn a lot. If you have ever traveled in the SCA, you know things can be very different from kingdom to kingdom. Even though we have a lot in common, we have differences, too. Let's talk about them.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own, class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Judges, Part 2 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition judges can support and encourage entrants to be a part of educational activities while still having fun. Discussion will cover ideas on how to give feedback to entrants. We want to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron 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 narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Women in the Viking Age Unn Olafsdottir General overview and special topics concerning being a woman during the Viking Age (c. 750-1100 CE). Material from the Icelandic family sagas will be emphasized, as well as historical and archaeological studies and other works from the period such as the Eddas. Special topics may include the woman as femme fatale or revenge inciter in feud sagas; marriage conditions in both pagan and Christian times; women skalds; the existence, or not, of shieldmaidens; Celtic women slaves and concubines. Unn has studied Viking-age women and the Icelandic sagas both independently and in academe for years. Folders containing pertinent articles, maps and links will be provided to the first 15 students in each session. $2.00 donation to cover cost of copying is requested but not mandatory. Students should be age 10 or older, exceptions with instructor approval.
08-07
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-07
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-07
11:00
0.5 A&S 3 So You Have The Dress, Now What? Accessorize! Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer You've completed your gown, now accessorize! Take a look at 16th-century Italian accessories, such as zibellini, girdles, fans, shoes, and handkerchiefs. Get inspiration on how modern materials can be used to make period-looking accessories. Please touch the accessories!
08-07
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby woven pouch on a one piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Logboats in the Middle Ages Master Elias Gedney The development and spread of fabricated plank hulls for boats surprisingly did not stop people from making boats out of logs. We will discuss a few surviving European examples from the years between 600 and 1600.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 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.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Get More Involved at Events Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy during events.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Kijin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Nobility Solveig Throndardottir An introduction to the food and food culture of the imperial court and nobility. The culinary calendar. Organization of meals and meal etiquette.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own, class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Herbalism and Botanical References Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Come find out about period texts on herbalism, horticulture, botany, and agriculture, from the Romans to 1600. We will discuss texts, cultures, and the evolution of data within SCA period.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Jenna ChildSlayer Are you new (or new-ish) to the SCA? Trying to figure out how things work, What all those odd terms in an event announcement mean, or what there is to do that you might be interested in? Come to SCA 101 to get the basic information you'll need to have the most fun you can have! What to expect at an event, etiquette, and answers to questions you might have been shy about asking before.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basics of Running a Gate THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum Running the Gate at an event isn't complicated with some advance planning. How to prep beforehand, staffing, what materials are needed at the event and how to set up, and sorting out the paperwork afterwards.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 19 simple tunic and pants pattern Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a simple tunic and pants pattern using your measurements. In this class we will draw out a very basic pattern for pants and a simple tunic which you will be able to take with you and use at home. Please bring a tape measure, used to take body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making g your pattern
08-07
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Entrants, Part 3 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition entrants can get the most fun out of entering an A&S competition while also getting feedback and creating an educational experience for others. We want to help everyone get the most out of their time and effort in working on their arts and sciences projects. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Judges". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: 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. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 871 +/- 2 A History of the Settlement of Iceland Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona The class will cover the settlement of Iceland to the year 1000. Topics will cover the geography of the island, the development of the social structure, the Althing, the conversion to Christianity, and some kind of cool things along the way.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Clan Conall Create a Mead over an open fire Baron Alexander Makcristyne Ever wondered what it would be like or how to make a Mead over a camp fire. The Abbey of St. AEgir, part of the brotherhood of brewers and the East Kingdom Brewers Guild, can show you how it is done. Everything from heat control to if a boil should or should not be used.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Brew like a Viking: All Natural Mead Lady Unnr in elska á Fjárfella Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store bought additives, including yeast. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout.
08-08
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-08
10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own, class limited to 10 looms.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-08
13:00
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.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar This class is for those who are interested in retaining but are unsure where to even begin the process of signing up. We will cover the steps needed to sign up, and how to retain. This is a round-table discussion type of class, there will be demonstrations of various interactions. Handout provided.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Shōjin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Clergy Solveig Throndardottir An introduction to the food and and food culture of Buddhist monasteries. The monastic day, regulations for cooks, meal planning, and meal etiquette
08-08
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Sixth-C Chinese Grain Wine from Qimin Yaoshu Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson A discussion and tasting of reconstructed rice and millet wines following recipes from the sixth-century Chinese farm manual. Qimin Yaoshu is a comprehensive agricultural text, and not only covers the brewing process from field to glass, but also was the basis of many later brewing texts in period. The class will discuss the contents and context of Qimin Yaoshu, the development of Chinese brewing technology, how brewing technology developed through the rest of period, and offer samples of a few wines made from recipes in the book. Please note that the wines are not gluten-free, as they use a wheat-based yeast culture. Must be 21+ to taste.
08-08
14:00
2.0 A&S 19 Peerage Basics and Roundtable: Master Liam St. Liam This is a discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences.
08-08
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Warfare at Sea: Ships and Technology Master Elias Gedney A discussion of how changes in technology and tactics changed the way that warfare was prosecuted afloat. Touches on how ships great and small fought and adapted with changes in tactics technology and available materials.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Late Period on a Budget Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have?
08-08
15:00
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.
08-08
15:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron 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 narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Chronicling 101 Master Filipo de Sancto Martino Chronicling is awesome! Give your area a voice. Maestro Filipo de Sancto Martino is a former two-time William Blackfox award winner and a former Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler. He brings his experience in newspaper and tomfoolery to help you have a great time and make an awesome newsletter. He will teach the basics.
08-08
16:00
1.5 A&S 12 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs, (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated. Additional information on a CD will be available for $5.
08-08
16:00
1.5 A&S 19 SCA Legends: People You Should Know Master Liam St. Liam There are some names in the SCA that everyone seems to know, whether it's Duke Cariadoc, Duke Flieg, Fast Eddie, Duchess Rowan, Duke Finnvarr, Mistress Eilis, Duke Inman, Duke Paul Bellatrix, Ioseph of Locksley, Master Patri du Chat Gris and so many others. Who were/are these people? What did they do? Why should we know who they are? Who do you think the people who we should remember are -- whether they are still with us or not?
08-08
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-08
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-09
03:30
3.0 General Archery 5th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot Lord Naran Numuchi Competition with period archery equipment only. No attached or built-in arrow rests, no pistol grips, no plastic arrow nocks. Longbows (includes Yumis), static-eared recurves ("horsebows"), other period recurves, if any, and crossbows. Bow types will shoot against the same category. Flight Shoot (best of your six arrows/bolts), Roving Clout, Manchu Tunken (five concentric circles pressure fitted inside one another target. A clean shot will knock out only the bulls-eye. Requires one (1) 3/4" rubber-blunted arrow or bolt), Turkish puta, wands or wreathes. Full period RR shoot. Garb and archery kit must match for time period and culture, i.e., no Vikings shooting Yumis. Prizes for each bow type and a prize for Best Ensemble of garb and archery kit.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Enjoy Your Drawers: 16th-C Florentine Underwear Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer A class about the construction of Italian drawers based on patterns of extant examples. We will also discuss decorating your drawers in period style and having fun with modern decorations. Why not enjoy your drawers?
08-09
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 A Peek Under the Yellow Veil Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of Italian Renaissance courtesans with touches on elsewhere in place and period, followed by what courtesans are/do in the SCA, and then a Q&A. There will be a slide show, handouts with bibliography, and discussion of how you can support your local courtesan personas.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Thy Name Is Woman: Elizabethan Men on Women Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and plays of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the Elizabethan period.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
08-09
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-09
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Twentieth Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde Pray attend, good gentles all. King Cuan and Queen Signy, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twentieth Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLVI. The Fête will take place in The Great Hall on Wednesday, August 9, from 10 am until 1 pm. This event is designed for children ages four and older. In keeping with previous years, the morning will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents and Guardians, please note that you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large numbers of children that attend, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issue. We ask that children do not bring personal articles with them as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles that want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up and help clean up and also to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9 am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2 pm. Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia. If you would like to help or need additional information, contact Lady Jacintha, camping with Finis Terra in B09, at the corner of Too Damn Far Road and Ledevoe Poboische. This will surely be another fun-filled, festive occasion for the children of the Knowne World. Please remember that without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-09
11:00
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.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Introduction to Royalty in the SCA Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna One of the things that makes Pennsic stand out from other events is the large number of Royals and Royal Peers in attendance from all over the Knowne World. To many, they are the “stars” of the SCA that many only get to see from a distance. This is your opportunity to not only meet some of them, but to talk to them and ask them questions. It is something that you will not soon forget!
08-09
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Bliaut Revisited Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of what we know about the 12th-century garment known as the bliaut. Discussion of where we arrived at fallacies, and where to find better sources. Discussion and suggestions for recreating both men's and women's bliauts. Free hand-out with patterns.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Bushi-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Military Solveig Throndardottir An introduction to military food and food culture. Food items and preparation. Ritual meals and etiquette. Departing for and returning from battle.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Great Mortality (The Black Death) Mistress Giovanna Adimari Learn about the Black Death which took approximately 1/3 of the population of medieval Europe. Discuss possible theories of what caused the plague and how it impacted the breadth of medieval society.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 14th-Century Apocalypse Mistress Giovanna Adimari The 14th century was one of the most tumultuous times in history. People of that time literally believed the end of the world was upon them. Learn about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how they manifested themselves through this century. Topics will include famine, pestilence, war and death!!
08-09
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Lust and Love in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy 1) Lust, Love, and Marriage in the Norse world: Pagans as well as Christians used spellcraft, among a variety of other ploys and traditions, to win the affection of another. Men's grimoires are rich with accounts and recipes; women's grimoires tend to focus more on healing, visioning one's future sweetie, etc. Note: Since some of this material is a bit racy, children should probably not attend this class. 2) Birthing and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, as well as during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 2 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 7 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 The History of Clan Blue Feather Lord Joshua MacDonald Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minorities communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 28 years.
08-09
16:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-10
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-10
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.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Bread Roundtable Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel Bread bakers and would-be bakers, come join a discussion of what you have been making. Share your successes and get suggestions and advice. Bring recipes to share.
08-10
09:00
1.5 A&S 11 Aphrodisiacs and Other Edible Delights Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Finger foods and other edible delights, particularly ones that are camp-friendly or no-kitchen-needed. Period and locale-based aphrodisiacs. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss or that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be samples and a pamphlet of recipes. Due to sexual topics that may come up, this class is recommended for those 16 and older.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. This isn't limited to current territorials; former and potential Baronesses and Barons; all are welcome!
08-10
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own, class limited to 10 looms.
08-10
10:00
1.0 A&S 10 Seeþing Sope -or- How to Boil Medieval Soap Lady Unnr in elska á Fjárfella Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
08-10
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Clean clothes makes the man! Lady Unnr in elska á Fjárfella Period recipes and techniques to clean fabrics of all manner of stains using alkalines, acids, soaps and other period ingredients. A follow up of the "Seething Sope" the hour previously as black sope is traditionally often used as a laundry soap. If time permits we will make laundry soap balls to take to help clean clothes in your own camp!
08-10
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-10
13:00
1.5 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. How it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-10
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Jisei: The Poetry of Death Solveig Throndardottir Poetry played a major role in Japanese polity for over a thousand years. We will discuss Japanese poetics focusing on death poems and related poetry. An exploration of Japanese poetics with poetic forms from the early classical period to the end of the medieval period. We will be especially considering death poems and the role of poetry in death and succession.
08-10
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron 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 narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-10
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Lady Slany bean Uillic You have been teleported to 1600 and you are tasting chocolate for the first time. Come learn all the fascinating facts about this new delight!
08-10
15:00
2.0 A&S 6 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-10
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Late Period on a Budget Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have?
08-10
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Pregnancy and Midwifery in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Pregnancy and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, and also during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-10
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr THL 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.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Chronicling 101 Master Filipo de Sancto Martino Chronicling is awesome! Give your area a voice. Maestro Filipo de Sancto Martino is a former two-time William Blackfox award winner and a former Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler. He brings his experience in newspaper and tomfoolery to help you have a great time and make an awesome newsletter. He will teach the basics.
08-10
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: 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. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-11
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.

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