When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-28
07:00
1.5 Red Range Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-28
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-29
07:00
1.5 Red Range Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-29
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-29
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.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Nålbinding: Dalby and Telemark Stitches Baroness Izza From beginner to advanced students, all welcome. Students encouraged to bring wool yarn and tapestry/nålbinding needle.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medieval Home Inspector Minke Snijder What was living in a medieval home really like? How were they built, furnished, heated, cooled, cleaned? How did architectural styles and standards evolve? Learn about homes of different centuries and classes from two professional Home Inspectors. Handouts provided.
07-30
07:00
1.5 Red Range Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-30
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pennsic Parasol Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Learn to measure and create a beautiful, water-resistant parasol with UV protection that will fit with your persona.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-styled brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
07-30
10:00
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.
07-30
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Structure of Elizabethan Tragedy Lady Ursula Mortimer Elizabethan tragedy was a high point of dramatic art. But what made a tragedy a tragedy? Come discover the elements these great plays have in common. We will analyze the five-act structure of 16th-C English drama and consider how it relates to the movement of the plot in several plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knot That Knot! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra A good knot can keep your tent up in a strong wind, or even save a life when you're performing first aid, working over heights, or near water. But you have to know how to tie it, so make sure you know what to do with your rope by learning these essential knots.
07-30
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 History of Block Printed Textiles Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch A historic review of block printed textiles and clothing from prehistoric clues of its origins to documented practices in the Middle Ages. First we will discuss the difference between block printing, stenciling, screen printing, resist dyeing, mordant dyeing, discharge dyeing, and hand-painted textiles - and even see a few period combinations of the above techniques. Then we will focus on block printed textiles. We will address its known uses around the world, including (modernly) China, Japan, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Peru as the known major centers. See dozens of photos of surviving samples from around the world and learn about the actual processes used to print textiles. Please note: We will not actually be doing any block printing in this class as there are other fantastic classes that will offer those opportunities! Handout is free, though donations are appreciated.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Speak SCAdian! Baroness Margaret Lad What is Troll? What is an MoL? The SCA has lots of words and acronyms specific to our game. Attend this class and learn how to translate SCA jargon!
07-30
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Naval Warfare: An Overview Master Elias Gedney A discussion of naval warfare as conducted in the SCA period. Basic concepts, economic and strategic influences, supply and design constraints, and the changes wrought by technical revolutions in construction and armament.
07-31
07:00
1.5 Red Range Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-31
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Research and Documentation Lady Zhelana Vovkivna Learn the CRAAP method for determining whether your source is a good one; get some tips for acquiring academic articles and peer reviewed sources without access to an academic library. Learn how the teacher (MA in history) approaches a new research topic and get some hints on writing classes and research papers.
07-31
09:00
1.5 A&S 14 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.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
07-31
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Wool Spinning on 16th-C Cage Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on use of the iconic distaff using long-stapled wool and a broad distaff binding band. While this class material came from a study of Anna Codde's 1529 CE Netherlandish spinning wheel and distaff, other depicted waist distaves will be present and discussed. Students will practice the two handed-drawdown and spindle twisting technique. While this is NOT a beginner class, beginners are welcome to learn the twisting drawdown motion that is very helpful for a controlled yarn. More experienced spinners are encouraged to bring their bottom-weighted spindle to practice with. Fiber provided. A few loaner spindles and a limited mixture of loaner distaves are available along with five specially designed cage distaffs and binding bands to purchase if desired. All levels are welcome to audit or participate in class. 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. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required. Search YouTube for "missingspindle" to see my channel of spinning topics. Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com".
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Structure of Elizabethan Comedy Lady Ursula Mortimer It’s not all dirty jokes and men dressed as women dressed as men. Discover the common elements of comedy in Shakespeare’s day. We will analyze the structure of 16th-C English comic plots by Shakespeare, Jonson, and others.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Making Embroidery Easy Baroness Izza Tips and tricks for getting through an embroidery project quickly and with less frustration. Students encouraged to bring projects.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Pennsic: You’re Here! Now what? Baroness Margaret Lad You’ve made it to the largest SCA event in the Knowne World! Now what is there to do? This class will give you ideas for things to see, places to visit, and answer any questions about the event or the SCA, in general.
07-31
14:00
2.0 A&S 20 SCA Persona Development Lord Cataldo Querini Whether this is your first event or you remember when there were just two kingdoms, every good gentle can continue to build or develop their personas! The idea of this class is to consider the ways in which you can become a more authentic version of the medieval you. We will explore ways to improve your representation of material culture, consider how a medieval version of yourself might have viewed the world, and learn ways to validate and authenticate your sources. Additionally, with the expansion of the SCA's allowed regions, resources will be available to consider exploring non-Western personas (and navigate ways in which to do so gracefully). If you happen to have source books for your persona or others, please bring them! Note: The first half of the class will broadly cover developing your persona, the second half will consist of working through and filling out your persona development worksheet.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
07-31
15:00
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. Digital media may be available.
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Spanish Inquisition Lady Zhelana Vovkivna Learn about the perpetrators and victims of the Spanish Inquisition. We will discuss torture in as much detail as the nightly news discussed waterboarding. Under 18 with adult only.
08-01
07:00
4.0 Chirugeons' Point start (Brewer's Road & St. Lawrence Way) 8th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 7 am. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome, and participants may join for as much or as little distance as desired. Wearing medieval-style tunics and presenting as medieval an appearance as is practicable is encouraged.
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Baron Arias Beltran del Valle Reaching people who are interested in the SCA can be difficult; reaching a large number at once even more so. In this class, Æthelmearc Media Liaison and broadcast journalist Baron Arias Beltran del Valle discusses how to reach out to modern media and share activities and events with them, while also adhering to Society media policies. Includes what to do (and not to do!) when the media arrives at an event. Included in the discussion will be suggestions on how to make an event more interesting to news outlets. We'll touch on rights given to the reporters and to participants. We'll also discuss who should be involved in preparations for meeting the media at an event, and how to present the best face for your group!
08-01
10:00
4.0 Archery Ullr’s Revenge: A Known World Archery Challenge Lord Miles de Locwode Kingdoms from the Known World are contributing 10 target stations for this challenge. Prizes will be given out to top finishers from each of the Royal Round Rankings plus youth. A prize will also be given to the maker of the best target station, as chosen by the populace. The shoot is designed as a “Bring your own marshal” (BYOM) shoot. Each group should bring their own marshal who will accompany them thru each station and can shoot with the group. So form your group, grab your marshal, and see if you can face up to the "Fire and Ice" at Ullr's Revenge.
08-01
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Shakespeare's Problem Plays Lady Ursula Mortimer Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies are justly famous, but not all his dramas fit neatly into one or the other of those genres. We will explore the peculiarities of three plays traditionally labeled “problem plays”: Timon of Athens, Measure for Measure, and All’s Well that Ends Well. You don’t need to have read the plays to come to class. Adult topics will be touched upon.
08-01
13:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Cut and Thrust Longsword 101 Lord Cataldo Querini This class is designed to cover the basics of SCA longsword for use in Cut and Thrust. We will go over Society equipment rules, general best practices for safety, and how to effectively use a longsword. Sourced primarily from Fiore dei Liberi, we will discuss how to incorporate period techniques into our modern game. While this course is primarily intended for newly authorized longsword fighters (or those wishing to authorize), all are welcome to attend. Limited loaner gear will be available, please bring your own equipment if you have it.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 14 The Art and Science of Handspinning Baroness Izza This is a discussion class covering as much of hand spinning as possible. During the class, the following sub-topics will be covered: fibers, tools, techniques, and why the obsession with Z and S twist. These topics will be discussed in relation to each other and the cultures in which specific aspects are prevalent. Students are encouraged to bring tools and fiber. However, the focus will be on the impact of spinning on history rather than the practical aspect.
08-01
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-01
17:00
4.0 University-Battlefield Janissary Band Performance at Opening Ceremonies Master Osman The Janissary Band will gather to perform their repertoire.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-02
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Photographing Objects in Museums Lord Simon Talbot Photographing historical objects in museums and exhibitions brings its own set of challenges. In this workshop I will share my experiences and techniques, and also lead a discussion on pooling our experiences.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Classical Cryptology: Codes and Ciphers Lord Bryn of Celyddon Codes and ciphers from antiquity to the Renaissance. Hands-on class will allow students to learn about the ancient and medieval forms of encryption. Please bring writing instrument.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Being a Baronial Herald Lady Violet Hughes Discussion on what's involved in being a baronial herald. Things you need to do, things you need to have, the tips and tricks to make the job easier.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Known World Webminister Social Lord Matthias von Würzburg A roundtable discussion and forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues related to the office as well as exchange ideas and suggestions.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 20 Society Chatelain Meet & Greet Baroness Margaret Lad Bring your coffee and join the Society Chatelain, Maestra Giovanna Adimari, for conversation and questions! She wants to hear your thoughts on participant recruitment and retention. Let's make the Society even better for our newcomers and members!
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle Lady Vivian de Dunbar An informal hands-on class. Come by and learn how to spin wool on a bottom whorl drop spindle. Instructor will have practice spindles and wool that works well for novice spinners. No previous experience necessary. Children are welcome to come and learn to spin too; however, those under 10 may need a parent to assist them. If you wish to keep the drop spindle, you can purchase it for $7.00.
08-02
10:00
2.0 RS1 Medieval Fiber Study Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn about and get hands-on experience spinning different types of fibers. Bring your spindles and come play! A variety of fibers both plant and animal will be available to spin. Learn how you need to change your spindle and spinning technique to handle different types of period medieval fibers. History of the different fibers will be discussed. This is geared to more experienced spinner as some of these fibers are very challenging to work with. All the fiber samples we will be working with are discussed in the Compleat Anachronist #186: Medieval Fiber Study.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 How to Make Period Furniture That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn to make "snap together" camp furniture, such as beds, tables, and cooler chests, that pack flat for travel and can be assembled in minutes. It’s hard enough to get your entire camp into the car. It’s hard to set up camp after traveling all day, especially when you’re racing against darkness or the arrival of a storm. Detailed plans for three pieces of furniture will be included in the handout. Beginner-friendly.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 20 Knowne World Chatelains' Meeting Baroness Margaret Lad Join chatelains from around the Knowne World as we share ideas on newcomer recruitment and retention! This meeting is open to all local, regional, and kingdom chatelains, as well as anyone interested in learning what's involved in becoming a chatelain in the SCA.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Battle of Agincourt Reimagined Lord Cataldo Querini What was Agincourt? Who was fighting and why? How important were archers? Did Netflix get it right? These questions and more will be answered in this class covering the lead-up to the fighting, the battle itself, and its aftermath. The class will include recreations of some of the equipment used during the battle and cover how each side was armed and armored. Participants will also get the chance to better understand how troops moved via a large battle map with pieces representing the various units present on the field. The course will include a handout which will provide a high-level overview of the content included in this class.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 The Care and Feeding of Canvas Tentage Master Elias Gedney So you finally splurged on a tent, and want to know how to keep it... Or maybe you have or inherited one, and it has been through the wringer and you want to fix it up? Maybe you are interested in how to fix them? Learn how to keep your remote home worthy of your investment.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Dangerous Obsession: Transmutational Alchemy Lord Bryn of Celyddon How transmutational alchemy was viewed in medieval Europe. This course surveys what alchemy was and wasn't in European history, who its adherents were, and what their practices were in the medieval period and into the late Renaissance.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 20 Newcomers' Social Baroness Margaret Lad For the seventh year, the Knowne World Chatelains will be hosting the Newcomers’ Social from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Sunday, August 2, in the Newcomers’ Tent (A&S 20). Newcomers are encouraged to come and meet other Newcomers as well as Chatelains from around the Knowne World, ask questions, and partake of some light refreshments.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Historical Symbols and Modern Controversies Dr. Ken Mondschein With so much medieval imagery being co-opted by the alt-right, SCA members need to think very carefully about what symbols they use. What is the larger perspective in medievalism in general? What are the different sides in the controversy? What do academics and activists think? How can one avoid mis-signaling? This class, taught by a modern history professor, will provide some needed perspective, not only for us as individuals living simultaneously in the Modern Middle Ages and modern society, but for having the SCA as a whole avoid bad publicity. After a brief talk, we will break into discussion for a frank and open sharing of views.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Mistress Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Mistress Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 14 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!
08-02
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-02
18:00
2.0 A&S 9 Known World Players Annual Meeting Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-02
18:00
2.0 Fort Combat of the Thirty Duke Maynard von dem Steine This is a 14th-century 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blow scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. You do not have to be invited to participate but your armor and weapons must meet the requirements of the tournament. Armor must be an reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-century harness. Weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-century kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, pole-arms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7 feet, daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are “captured” during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the battle begins.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-03
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 1 Developing Leadership in the SCA Thl Oswyn of Baðon Anyone can be a leader. Using management training and coaching education resources, this class will provide you with a toolbox to help develop your own leadership style. This isn't an end-all-be-all type of lecture but gives tools to help you understand how leadership can develop. It is applicable to those hoping to become leaders and those who have been leaders for a long while.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beginning Goldwork Thl Amalie von Hohensee Covers some basic concepts and stitches used in goldwork embroidery, including felt padding, surface couching, and purl couching. Kit includes passing thread, real gold purl, silk couching thread, wool felt, and silk fabric. Please bring a small to medium-sized hoop, a fine embroidery needle (size 10 or smaller), a tapestry needle, and scissors for cutting metal thread.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Creating a Culture of Consent Dr. Ken Mondschein The SCA, like many other subcultures, has had its #metoo moments lately, but let's face it: The people who need it aren't going to take a consent class. What's more, the problem often isn't out-and-out sexual assault, but small acts that are often dismissed as "not so bad." However, these add up to a culture of consent violation. It's up to all of us to change this. In this training, we'll learn how you can speak up to prevent from happening what you know is wrong —even doing uncomfortable things, like bucking the SCA's hierarchical social system, if necessary. We'll talk about consent, of course, but also social strategies, do some role playing, and learn what we can all do to prevent sexual harassment and overall creepy behavior. Warning for subject matter.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 So You Want to Be a Burgundian? Lady Eudoxia Antonina Commonly known as Burgundian, the style of clothing worn after the cotehardie but before Tudor had some very specific elements. A short history of the time period, 1400-1450, will be followed by a closer look at several examples of the clothing.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 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. Students from previous years are always welcome to stop by for a refresher.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Opus Anglicanum: History, Materials, & Technique Thl Amalie von Hohensee This lecture-based class will discuss the English ecclesiastical embroidery of the high Middle Ages. We will delve into the historical context of these marvelous works as well as the materials and techniques needed to recreate Opus Anglicanum pieces today. This will include an in-depth discussion of silk and gold threads as well as an overview of shading and underside couching techniques. Please note: this is not a project-based class.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Intro to sorcery, aka sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as coins, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of rolling dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook filled with pages and pictures, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knot That Knot! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra A good knot can keep your tent up in a strong wind, or even save a life when you're performing first aid, working over heights, or near water. But you have to know how to tie it, so make sure you know what to do with your rope by learning these essential knots.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pennsic Parasol Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Learn to measure and create a beautiful, water-resistant parasol with UV protection that will fit with your persona.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A discussion of the history of the gaming system and its origins, its migration west, and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking; persona matching included. Examples to examine from throughout period and beyond will be available.
08-03
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-04
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-04
09:00
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
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English women's clothing. We will also discuss how to put together an Elizabethan "capsule wardrobe" that will show you how to get through a week-long event with the fewest pieces of garb possible!
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 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
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Leavenings: How to Get a Rise Out of Dough Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia SCA period methods and techniques for raising doughs of various types from various cultures. Discussion of non-period methods and why they are not in SCA period.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palmistry Dr Henry Best History, theory, and practice of one of the most ancient of divinatory arts: palm reading. Learn to read the secrets of a soul, writ upon the hand for only the wise to see. This is a hands-on class where you will actually read each others' palms.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Interkingdom University Roundtable Thl Oswyn of Baðon Are you a chancellor, officer, or someone who makes teaching happen in your kingdom? Please join me for an Interkingdom University Roundtable to discuss common problems and solutions.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Scrying and Intuition Dr Henry Best A speculative class on 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
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Who’s That in the Hat? Baroness Margaret Lad An introduction to officers, medallions, titles, and coronets in the SCA.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 History of Period Sewing Tools Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools. Learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of implements to inspect and try out! The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop, and when did neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books arrive on the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements (and also get to handle a number of tools that will be present at the workshop). Get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia from antiquity through the 16th century. Handout includes more than 50 full-color pages professionally printed in high resolution. Auditors welcome to attend for free.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 20 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Making a Persian Coat: 14th-16th Century Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Learn the basic pattern and construction of Persian coats. There will also be discussion of fabrics, construction techniques, and accessories. Handout with basic pattern and instructions.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Owlsherst Shire (N13) Burn, Baebe, Burn! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra That wonderful campfire is also a big responsibility. You will prepare, build, maintain, extinguish, and be safe with your campfire. Starting a fire without matches will be included. Weather permitting only. Limited materials.
08-04
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-05
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Sigillography: Wax Seals Lord Bryn of Celyddon Who were the bastards of Armagnac? Why did St. Peter send missionaries to Europe in 47 AD? And how did the monks of Montier-en-Der protect themselves? This class delves into the nuances of how wax seals were used (and misused) in legal documents during the Middle Ages. Class will be a lecture format with demonstration of wax sealing with modern and period materials. Handouts provided.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beginning Goldwork Thl Amalie von Hohensee Covers some basic concepts and stitches used in goldwork embroidery, including felt padding, surface couching, and purl couching. Kit includes passing thread, real gold purl, silk couching thread, wool felt, and silk fabric. Please bring a small to medium-sized hoop, a fine embroidery needle (size 10 or smaller), a tapestry needle, and scissors for cutting metal thread.
08-05
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Children's Fête Lady Katherine of the Doves King Anton and Queen Luned, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twenty-Third Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLIX. The Fête is from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday of War Week, A.S. LIV (modernly known as August 5, 2020) in the Great Hall. This event is designed for children ages four and older. The event will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. Please have socks if you wish to play in the Bounce Castle! There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents/Guardians, you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large number of children attending, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issues. We ask that children do not bring personal items as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles who want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up, help clean up, and to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2pm. Volunteers who will be registering children, please come to the Great Hall around 8:30 for training! Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! Without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen. We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Embroidery of 16th-Century India Lady Ysabel da Costa Explore the marvelous embroideries of 16th-century India! Items embroidered in SCA-period India were used domestically and also exported to Europe, the Muslim world, and east Asia. We'll go over techniques, materials, and designs for embroidery in the Bengali and Gujarati styles, and talk about how the results might be used in a SCA contexts. I'll bring close-up photos of three extant pieces I've examined.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 How to Make Period Furniture That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn to make "snap together" camp furniture, such as beds, tables, and cooler chests, that pack flat for travel and can be assembled in minutes. It’s hard enough to get your entire camp into the car. It’s hard to set up camp after traveling all day, especially when you’re racing against darkness or the arrival of a storm. Detailed plans for three pieces of furniture will be included in the handout. Beginner-friendly.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 History of Block Printed Textiles Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch A historic review of block printed textiles and clothing from prehistoric clues of its origins to documented practices in the Middle Ages. First we will discuss the difference between block printing, stenciling, screen printing, resist dyeing, mordant dyeing, discharge dyeing, and hand-painted textiles - and even see a few period combinations of the above techniques. Then we will focus on block printed textiles. We will address its known uses around the world, including (modernly) China, Japan, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Peru as the known major centers. See dozens of photos of surviving samples from around the world and learn about the actual processes used to print textiles. Please note: We will not actually be doing any block printing in this class as there are other fantastic classes that will offer those opportunities! Handout is free, though donations are appreciated.
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Medieval Fiber Study Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn about and get hands-on experience spinning different types of fibers. Bring your spindles and come play! A variety of fibers both plant and animal will be available to spin. Learn how you need to change your spindle and spinning technique to handle different types of period medieval fibers. History of the different fibers will be discussed. This is geared to more experienced spinner as some of these fibers are very challenging to work with. All the fiber samples we will be working with are discussed in the Compleat Anachronist #186: Medieval Fiber Study.
08-05
14:00
2.5 Battlefield North Tuchux Charity Tournament Dagar Heavy combat tournament held to raise proceeds for a non-profit charity organization.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water and some balloons provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medieval Home Inspector Minke Snijder What was living in a medieval home really like? How were they built, furnished, heated, cooled, cleaned? How did architectural styles and standards evolve? Learn about homes of different centuries and classes from two professional Home Inspectors. Handouts provided.
08-05
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-06
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-06
10:00
2.0 RS1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English women's clothing. We will also discuss how to put together an Elizabethan "capsule wardrobe" that will show you how to get through a week-long event with the fewest pieces of garb possible!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Vinegar: Anti-Brewing Thl Oswyn of Baðon How to make homemade vinegar, plus a tasting of various vinegars and alcohol. Age 21+.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-07
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 German Renaissance Pleatwork Aprons Lady Laurensa Silverlock Learn how to make the snazzy German Renaissance smocked apron from marking the dots and making the pleats to the complicated-looking stitching that makes these beautiful aprons! Materials - linen and thread - provided for ten.
08-07
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Known World Players: Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Known World Players: Rehearsal in Performing Arts Pavilion.
08-07
20:00
2.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Performance "Wyrd Sisters" Master Lorcan Dracontius The Known World Players present Terry Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters" as their 23rd production. Join them for this send up of Macbeth for Pennsic 49. Performance at the Performing Arts Pavilion.

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