When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-30
09:00
3.0 Archery Archery Range Set-Up Master Godric of Hamtun Many hands make light work. Come out to help set up the Archery Range. You do not need to be a marshal to help; we welcome one and all.
07-30
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy!
07-30
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel on the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
07-30
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
07-30
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-30
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper amulet.
07-30
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
07-30
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Refreshment Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M,W,F Peace week, M, F War Week.
07-30
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-30
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
07-31
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
07-31
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
07-31
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 (first week) is more linear; Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-31
08:00
2.0 University Point (University) Pennsic au Naturel... Ecosystems in Period Thl Juliane Bechaumpe No, not that definition. Cooper's Lake is rich in ecosystems that reflect the folklore, beliefs and science of our period. This is a walking tour that explores some of these examples. Along the way, we'll also explore how using a natural system as context can enhance our research of almost any topic. Includes random thoughts regarding birding by eyes and ears, what Hildegarde Von Bingen thought foxes were good for, and why Shakespeare's plays read like Peterson Field Guides. Also, perhaps much discussion on why Elizabethans were afraid of the woods after dark. Please wear clothes, a good head covering and sensible shoes. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
07-31
09:00
3.0 A&S 1 A Taste of Bobbin Lace Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Sample basic bobbin lace techniques while making a bracelet! Ages 10+ are welcome. Tools, pattern, and thread will be provided. This course is intended as a quick, no-investment introduction to the techniques of bobbin lace, to determine if you want to take a longer course.
07-31
09:00
3.0 A&S 2 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting Thl Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Assembling Lamellar Armor Lord Thorfinnr y Elsfiord Lamellar armor is easy to assemble, fits different body sizes and shapes, and is adaptable to body changes. We will discuss plate types and patterning. I will give you suggestions how to develop a template for your body. Though traditionally laced with leather, learn assembly tips when using paracord. There will also be details on leather edging and how to space straps and buckles.
07-31
09:00
0.5 A&S 6 Tournament Heralding and List Running Baroness Suba al-Hadid [YouthU] For teens and tweens (and adults) who want to get involved in kingdom tournaments such as Crown Tournament and K&Q Rattan Championships.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 I'm a Viking! Now Where Do I Put My Stuff?! Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson Belt pouches? Haversacks? Baskets? Quivers? There are a lot of available options, and most of them are wrong. Come learn what's correct! We'll discuss, show examples of, and provide (some) documentation for Hedeby bags, tarsolys, Hedeby quivers, lyre-shaped pouches, Birka wallets, and a few other things. (They used sheep scrotums in medieval Greenland to make pouches!)
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Basic Silk Painting Fun! Laurie Catherine Parr Here in this class, we'll learn the basics of silk painting where we will be working with silk hoops with exciting images and water color paints! Everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided so the fun of painting can start right away!
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Witch Hunts in SCA Period Lady Arastorm The major period of the witch hunts was post-SCA, but the the peak period of the trials built up during the 16th century, and witches (and accusations of witchcraft) were present throughout our period. I'll try to cover as many of the factors that led to this dark stain on our history, including economic and class differences, gender inequality, politics, the Protestant Reformation, and more. From The Canon Episcopi through the Mallus Mallifactorum to James I and his Witchcraft Act, I'll cover as much of the subject as possible.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Intro to Braiding Beautifully: 15th-C. Fingerloop Countess Judith de Northumbria Learn the basics of using just fingers and thread to make cords, decorative edging and more! Based on the 15th-century Harley manuscript. All levels.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Running or Winning Siege Cooking Contests Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf "Siege cooking" contests pit contestants, provided with identical raw ingredients, against each other or a pre-announced standard. A popular feature of weekend events, such contests can spice up a household dinner or provide the entire feast. The instructor has run the Maison Rive siege cooking contest at Pennsic for more than fifteen years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table.
07-31
09:00
1.5 A&S 16 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.
07-31
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game which uses a 78-card tarot deck
07-31
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part A Thl Kai SaerPren Two half-days Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
07-31
09:00
2.0 RS1 Beginning Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
07-31
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy!
07-31
09:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Parent-Supervised Open Craft Time Countess Margerite Eisenwald Enjoy a craft or coloring project with your child.
07-31
10:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 Calligraphy 101 and the Uncial Hand Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of putting a calligraphy pen to paper, and then apply those principles to practicing the Uncial hand. It's an early-period hand that's a good starting point for learning all the hands that come after it.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-31
10:00
1.5 A&S 5 Viking Age Weapons and Armor Hawkeye Penny Covers the weapons the Norseman used including weapons from the Rus and from Constantinople: helms and armor we know of; a detailed explanation of the weapons and weapon types, as well as how they used them; shield construction and technique; and what a typical warrior may have worn and carried into battle. I will have examples to show.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Basic Jewelry-Making, or, How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics on design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Danger in the Studio Lady Thea de Nes Your art form is trying to kill you! Defeat it with smart studio practices. Whatever your art form, be it artisanal or martial, there are dangers and risks to deal with in its practice. Explore some ways to keep safe and in good physical shape without disrupting your routine.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
07-31
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, 4 hours from a big meal, or 2 hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit)
07-31
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
07-31
10:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Herbal Sachets Countess Margerite Eisenwald Make a sweet-smelling medieval sachet.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Science in the Middle Ages Master Gille MacDhnouill A class exploring the history of "scientific" thought in Europe in the Middle Ages. I'll cover the sources of knowledge for natural philosophy, how they were taught at University, and some original medieval ideas about the world. I'll conclude with a description of why most medieval "science" ended just after 1600. Instruction time will be about an hour and a half, with time for questions afterwards.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 I'm Bored! What Can I Do? Youth University [YouthU/TeenU] Come find out about activities, classes, service, and more for youth and teens this Pennsic.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Open Knitting Circle Thl Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty, plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
07-31
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Table Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi Four- and seven-player backgammon will be taught depending on attendance. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
07-31
11:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Viking Bead Necklaces Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a viking bead necklace. Recommended for ages 3-9.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Aztec Illumination Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid How was illumination used in Mesoamerica in period? Come learn about different codices!
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Drafting and Distaff Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie How you treat your fiber will change what type of yarn you end up with. Come experiment with a distaff and discover how silly modern spinners are for not using one. Try out cards vs combs and see the different preparations they make. Try different drafting methods and see how yarns behave differently. Attendees should know how to spin. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
07-31
12:00
2.5 A&S 11 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca Open to children ages 3-18 years old. Please bring your favorite doll to the class, as we will be making something for them. All dolls are welcome: ball-jointed, cloth, plastic, porcelain, anime. Please note: An adult may be required to help with the craft.
07-31
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
07-31
12:00
1.5 A&S 13 Beginning Embroidery Baroness Moira MacGillavery Come and learn the basics of embroidery. You will learn stem stitch, split, and chain stitches. Materials will be provided to try embroidery but won't be available for purchase. You will be able to take your sampler with you. However, feel free to bring your own hoop, fabric, needle and floss.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Project Management Techniques for A&S Projects Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the size of your to-do pile? Or stopped working on something halfway through, picked it up six months later, and had no idea where you left off or why? Or have to suddenly coordinate all the pieces of regalia for a peerage? Come learn about some simple, straightforward, and free techniques to help keep your projects organized and moving forward.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Lord Richard de Troyes Simple English Country Dances are a great introduction to period dance. All steps and patterns for several dances will be taught; no partner required.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
07-31
12:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam with Siri! Part 1 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature. In a two-hour session, we will focus on beginner/easy sequential drills. Bring a music stand (some loaners available) and your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). You might wish to try a different instrument. New (Harmony brand) Soprano recorders will be available for $4. Youth Welcome!
07-31
12:00
2.0 The Camp of the Three Bears (N17 along Battle Road) Building a Camp Bread Oven Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl A hands-on lesson in one method of constructing a temporary beehive bread oven, one that's been built at Pennsic for two decades.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Left-Handed Calligraphy Thl Padraig O'Branduibh A hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Intro to Contact Juggling Lord Ian Douglas This class will teach you the basic moves for contact juggling. Bring props with you if you have them; a limited number of props will be available.
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys Thl Gaeira Aggadottir In this demonstration and lecture class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to etch copper, brass, and nickel silver with ferric chloride. Various resists will be discussed with an emphasis on heat transfer resists: PnP Blue and Toner Transfer Paper (TTP). You will be able to adapt these techniques to etch a wide variety of jewelry items, favors, largesse, coronets, belt elements that can be riveted on, armor decorations, etc. The discussed techniques can be used to etch fine silver and sterling silver using ferric nitrate. The hand-out will be available on my website at http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/ClassHandouts.html.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive, Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it is a versatile stitch that was used in colorful embroideries. It goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch. In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect. We will look at photos of a wide variety of extant examples. Then, those new to the stitch will learn to do the stitch.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 To Make a Skirt From the Smallest Fabric Piece Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes Understanding the Juan de Alcega pattern for making an underskirt and what it can teach us about making a skirt that fits over a farthingale from the least amount of yard goods. We will explore these odd little shapes from this 16th-century tailor's book and how make a usable pattern.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Medieval Wool Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn This is a hands-on class teaching how to make wool buttons: those tiny little round pea-sized buttons seen on so many of the finer medieval garments. We will follow the pattern suggested by the Museum of London, but the steps are made easier for those who have never made buttons before.
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Micro-Mosaics Make-and-Take Thl Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 14 Making Russian Spun Cording Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair Ever needed a specific size or color of cording and couldn’t find it? I'll show you how cheap and easy it is to make your own. As time allows, students will have a chance to make and take a piece of metallic cording called "Waste of Time" in Russian. Examples of my Russian embroidery will be on display.
07-31
13:00
2.0 Dance Tent Fun 15th-Century English Dances Countess Judith de Northumbria Fun 15th-century English dances, to include Gaita's version of Oringe & Grene Gynger and my creation of Lybens Dysonis for three. Suited for all levels.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
07-31
13:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Easy Medieval Board Games Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn some cool board games to play!
07-31
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
07-31
14:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Isn't Scary: Scribing and Scrolls Lady Thea de Nes Ever wonder about the people who make the beautiful awards that are given out at Court and competitions? Ever want to be one? Ever considered becoming a scribe, but said to yourself, “I could never do that” – or thought that it’s too hard, too time consuming, too expensive? Come and explore the basics of the scribal arts with the current Deputy for New Scribes of Atlantia. Learn the tools and materials, the tricks of the trade, the possibilities for getting started. This is a chance for those both new to the SCA and new to scribing (calligraphy and illumination) to poke through an experienced scribe's “toybox”. If you’ve gotten a start on scribing but have questions, quandaries, and examples of your work so far, bring them. One of the best ways to improve your skills is to share with other artisans.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Heraldry for Scribes Lady Gulsah al-Zakiyya Have you ever read the blazon for a person's arms and had no idea how to draw it or what it meant? Come join us as we cover the basics of how to read blazon and how to turn the words into pictures!
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Viticulture and Vinification: Introduction to Wine Lord Patricio De Cordoba An introductory class on wine. Briefly covers these topics: 1. history, 2. viticulture - the science, production, and study of grapes, 3. vinification - (wine making) the production of wine, 4. vocabulary, 5. and wine appreciation. Bring a wine glass and your favorite varietal. Note: This is an inaugural class! Your questions, comments, and feedback will be used to refine future classes! Age 21 and over.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Regalia of Rank: What Does That Mean? Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana [YouthU 10-17] Learn how to identify SCAdians of various ranks and offices by their regalia (crowns, coronets, badges, etc.).
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Slaves and Freedpersons in Ancient Rome Salvia Repentina Slavery was a fact of life in ancient Rome, so what might a Roman persona be expected to know about it? Join us as we dispel the myths, face the facts and gain an understanding of how Roman people interacted with this challenging tradition.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Temple Rings and Tortoise Shell Brooches Mistress Rannvaeig orraärmr Eskilskona Come learn about the differences, similarities and cross cultural instances between the Norse (Viking) cultures, the Western Russian Slavic Tribes and what later became the Rus, focusing on the 8-10th centuries. Extant examples (male and female) from many recent archaeological digs will be discussed. This is a lecture and discussion class.
07-31
14:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Sharpening Everything for Woodworking Thl Kai SaerPren How to sharpen everything! This class is an extension of my woodworking class. Thus, I will focus on sharpening woodworking tools, but the principles are the same for all cutting implements. We will cover several concepts and methods but my focus will be on how I do it... without expensive jigs and other do-hickies. We will review, then sharpen, anything you bring - and all of my tools.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Pile Practice Mistress Azza al Shirazi Do you have a copy of the Pennsic Pile of Music and want to play with other musicians? Bring your Pennsic Pile, music stand, and instruments and we’ll play together! All instruments and skill levels welcome. Bring your requests. I intend to play more obscure tunes that are not often requested for dancing.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Sew Your Own Archer's Hat Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn to sew a medieval hat!
07-31
15:00
3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Stop having your feathers come off when you shoot through a target. Save the money of buying a fletching jig. I use hide glue and silk thread to fix flights in place. Learn how fast and easy it is to rescue flights from broken and/or damaged arrows in order to reuse them. This class teaches a technique that allows one to cut profiles about which many archers do not know. Common profiles can also be easily cut with the technique I teach. To save class time, we will do only one profile for the class. We will not focus on nocks, points, straightening, documentation or cresting, although these might be touched upon briefly.
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Chainmaille for Beginners Youth University [TeenU 13-17] Will show basic 4-in-1 and Byzantine chain making. Will have some supplies. Bring 2 pairs of pliers if you can; I will have spares.
07-31
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Food Safety for SCA Cooks Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about food safety.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Gold and Glass, Hands-on Verre Églomisé/Gilding Thl Brynn Herleifsson Learn to gild glass and draw on it, paint it, and seal it! A technique dating back to the Romans used by modern artists, verre églomisé is versatile and beautiful. We will talk about the history of gold and glass, and other uses like mosaic tesserae, fuming, Roman gold, etc. Participants will make a piece in class and take materials away for a second piece. Feel free to bring a small geometric or simple design with you, "mirrored" ("flipped horizontally") as we work on the back of the piece.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Lady Líadan Liathán Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán: what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure; how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa for Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Gracca Amorosa, one of the most popular 16th-C cascarde. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Will teach the rules of the Japanese game go (also known as weiqi in China), and offer a chance to play afterwards.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Rune Making Countess Margerite Eisenwald Use craft sticks to make runes. Build your name, a good luck charm, or a sign for your camp. Recommended for ages 3-9.
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Youth Vocal Heraldry: How to Be Heard & Understood Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Youth will learn the general techniques of vocal heraldry, which can be applied to volunteering as a court herald, tournament herald, or town crier.
07-31
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
07-31
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Designing Armory: The Picture Says "I Am Here" Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana [YouthU] 10-17 Learn the basic rules for heraldry and start designing your own heraldic device or badge.
07-31
17:00
1.0 Bog U Cooking with Fire: The Fire Coordinator Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Coordination with the person making and tending your fire is key to perfectly cooked meals served on time. Meet a fire specialist and learn how to properly coordinate cooking times when fire is used.
07-31
18:00
1.0 A&S 6 Bardic Circle for Youth Beginners Thl Elizabeth Silverloc [YouthU] Discover basic types of bardic circles in the SCA: how to participate appropriately and some acceptable songs to begin your bardic career.
07-31
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
07-31
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
07-31
19:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learning to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches.
07-31
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
07-31
20:00
0.75 Bog U Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-01
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-01
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 (first week) is more linear; Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-01
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginner Color Theory Workshop Lady Aziza al Shiraziyya Experiment with modern and period color theory through the creation of color wheels and color schemes. Materials provided, or bring your own! Period color theory methods are based on Cennini's Il Libro Dell' Arte ("The Craftsman's Handbook"), a 15th-century Florentine treatise on artistic practice, and other in-period sources.
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 2 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl barbara webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
08-01
09:00
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.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beginning Fletching Demonstration Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson Are you an archer? Do you use - and lose - a lot of ammunition? I'll show you how to make your own high-quality modern target arrows, where to buy the materials and tools, and discuss how it would have been done differently in period. Making arrows is actually fairly easy: you just need some specialized tools and a steady hand. Shaft selection, finishing, cresting, tip and nock installation, and fletching, all demonstrated. At the end of the class, I'll draw a name at random from the class and give that person the dozen arrows we made. Handout will include a breakdown of tools, materials, costs and vendors.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Skjoldehamn Hood of Awesome Baroness Elisheva bint Sitt al-Sirr A thousand years ago, near the Harbor of Skjold (Skjoldehamn), on the Norwegian island of Andøya, an individual fell into a bog. This would have been unfortunate event at the time, but very lucky for us as the woolen clothing they wore was preserved and discovered in 1936. They subsequently dated the find from 1050 to 1090 CE, or the late 11th century. One of these items that was preserved was a hood that is commonly seen in today's Norse personas. Do not be fooled, however, as the same pattern can be used to create many other European hoods used throughout the SCA.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 History of Fabric Embellishment with Examples Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar From fabric painting to brocade, examples of the many ways people have made fabric prettier throughout history. Class uses silk saris that you can handle and play with up close.
08-01
09:00
1.5 A&S 10 Glass Cutting (and Basic Design) STS1 Lady Moll Sotherden You can't design a stained glass piece until you know how glass "thinks." So whether or not you have glass-cutting experience, you can further your skills by taking this class! Wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass. This class is required for the Stained Glass Track ("Sheet to Shiny") being offered this year.
08-01
09:00
4.0 A&S 11 An Oval Wicker Basket with Wrapped Handle Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya This market-style basket will feature many new weaving techniques, and several different sizes and textures of round reed. It promises to be challenging. Be prepared to get wet!
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 A Hole Different Weaving Technique Lady Leonilla Kalista Kievlianina In missed-hole tablet weaving at least 1 hole in each pattern tablet is left empty. This allows the weft to be seen and creates a textured ground weave. Also called Pebble Weave, the technique spans a variety of years and countries and can be used to create many different effects. Some weaving experience helpful.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-You-Need-to-Consider class. There are many different uses, from kitchens/showers to sleeping/storage to "gracious living". A brief history discussion of period carts and wagons. Mostly adaptations to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon (do you know the Pennsic Regs?), or to take it to other events. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily out-of-period "Gypsy" vardos; various building materials that work or don't work, etc.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Cheese Selection: Green, New, Old and Others Lady Hrosvitha von Celle Ever read a recipe that calls for "green cheese" and have no idea what they are talking about? This class will go over common terms found in recipes used to describe cheeses and what would be a good selection. We will also discuss the different results of using different cheeses in recipes. Samples of a redacted dish using different types of cheeses will be available for tasting. Bring your questions and let's figure it out! Class will focus on European recipes.
08-01
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.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 16 Who Was Christine de Pizan? Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn Christine de Pizan was the first female professional author in Europe, living in France from 1364-1430. What do we know about her? With thousands of songs (lais), a dozen books, and many works of poetry, she is recognized as a major force of thought and art in Medieval France, but so few of us in English-speaking countries know about her. Learn more about this dynamic proto-feminist author, and her effect on war, chivalry, and the power of women in society.
08-01
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Puzzles! Lord Alaxandr Come in and solve some puzzles, some ancient in origin and others relatively new. I'll have physical ones such as the Tavern puzzles, Irish Lovers Linking Rings or construction puzzles; paper-based ones such as math and logic puzzles; verbal puzzles as told by bards and storytellers around the campfire.
08-01
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part B Thl Kai SaerPren Two half-days, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
08-01
09:00
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.
08-01
09:00
2.0 RS1 Intermediate Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Already speak a little Irish (or attended the Beginning Irish class)? Keep the momentum going. Learn more phrases to start conversations. Blessings and curses.
08-01
09:00
2.0 RS2 Thorsberg Trousers: Pants That Last! Mistress Alicia Langland Tired of repairing pants that rip in unmentionable places? Then you’ll love these pants based on trousers from an Iron Age burial! Learn what you’ll need to make them yourself: fabrics, seams, pattern, and construction.
08-01
09:00
1.5 RS3 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
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-01
09:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Sand Castles Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a colored sand castle. Recommended for ages 3-9.
08-01
09:30
1.5 A&S 6 Beaded Flowers Lady Thea de Nes [YouthU 10+] Learn to make beaded flowers on wire as were used for decoration, ornaments, and accessories.
08-01
09:30
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Qigong Flow: Eight Brocades Jie Kui Lin This class will cover the 8 Brocades or baduanjin. This is a series of exercises that dates back to the Song Dynasty of China (1103-1142 AD). These moves were originally designed to keep soldiers in shape and ready for battle, so if you are planning to go to battle this war, this class is for you! And if not, these moves can be adapted for anyone, so don’t worry if you’re not in warrior condition. No experience or special abilities required, just come and enjoy the movement. This is part 1 of a 3-part series on qigong.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shading for Dummies: Illumination Bronwyn Andrus Are you a beginner who has no idea how to create believable shape to figures in your illumination? Come and experience how light creates shape. Work in charcoal or Conté crayon on pastel paper.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Blazon 101 Thl Arwyn of Leicester Basic class to learn how to describe the emblazon (picture) using the blazon (heraldic words) and vice versa.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Henna History and Application Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including traditions, materials, and techniques, and how you can use it yourself today. We will mix some henna in class, which for me (becoming a professional artist) was the hardest part to learn; everyone gets some to use and take.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Spin like the Romans and Byzantines Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The Roman hand distaff is delightfully different in use and form for spinning well-prepared wool. Both light and very portable, its use continued in isolated areas of Europe (especially Italy) until modern times. When used with copies of archaeological finds, these removable whorl spindles produce a very delicate "laceweight" yarn, suitable for warp. These techniques were in use at least from 150 CE until 800 CE in Europe. We will learn the special way of dressing these small distaves for hot countries. Class is 2/3 lecture and 1/3 brief hands-on. Spindles and distaves are copies of extant archaeological and museum finds. Students in hands-on section of class can either purchase a distaff, spindle and wool kit, bring their own spindles and distaves, or ask for a loaner kit. Note: Students do not have to participate in kit purchases, and are welcome to simply observe. It is helpful if students view my teaching videos online before class, but not necessary. https://bit.ly/2EMVhKD or search YouTube for missingspindle.
08-01
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 Songs of the Women Trouvères Lady Cobflaith ingen Sitriucca Discussion of the works of women poet-composers, or trouvères, in northern France in the 12th-13th centuries, with ideas for performance/rewriting. Although there had been a long-held notion that there are no extant Old French lyrics by women from this period, many songs have since been attributed to women (some named, some anonymous). We will look at a selection of these writers and songs (both words and music) and their translations, and we will discuss how to rewrite English translations to fit the music, while aiming to preserve the poetic style of the original text as much as possible. We will also sing at least one or two in English, using English translations that I have rewritten.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Preparing Medieval Fantasy for Modern Publication Lady Prudence the Curious Whether thinking of self-publishing or submitting to a large press, find out what the steps are and the time frames to expect. We will also lightly touch on marketing.
08-01
10:00
2.0 Bog U No Hassle Tassles Mistress Sol la Cantor A talk on the known items which were embellished by tassels. Make a tassel or more. Children welcome. Will be using wool, cotton and, if time available, silk. Scissors, yarn needles and other tools will be available on loan.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Cabochons (space #24 (opposite the barn store)) Care and Feeding of Sewing Machines Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf A sewing machine is designed to last twenty to eighty years. Why they don't, how they can, and what to do with a machine you've never seen before.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent 16th-Century Dances from Caroso Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Everyone can learn 16th-century Italian dances, and they're worth the effort! We'll review a few of my favorites. Fedelta and Candida Luna are short and sweet, and Bella Gioiosa has lots of delightful figures. We'll review the Italian steps -- both the fancy way and the easy way to do them.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
08-01
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 view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Here. Play This. Now. Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Join the Directors of the Known World Recorder Ensemble in an Intermediate-level Music Reading Session. You may like it so much, you will want to check out the Ensemble which meets M-W of War Week with a concert on Thursday. Bring your own recorder or borrow one of ours. (Yes, we have SATB to lend!) Bring your music stand if possible. Co-teacher: Lady Siri Toivosdotter.
08-01
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-01
10:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Dragon Puppets Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a dragon puppet! Recommended for ages 3-9.
08-01
11:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shading Drapery in Illumination Bronwyn Andrus For intermediate or advanced scribes who sometimes feel their draped fabric doesn't look real. Work with charcoal or Conté crayon on pastel paper.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Exit Stage Left Thl SaehildR barngothR Baroness Aliyah and The Honorable Lady Silly invite you to join them for some comedic, dramatic and possibly just plain silly theatre games! We will cover basic stage directions and movement! All ages welcome!
08-01
11:00
4.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshal Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-01
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Basic Hand-Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring needles and scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, the parent must be present.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Tie a Turban Master Cariadoc Instruction on how to tie a turban, along with some, but not much, information on period turbans.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Assembling Lamellar Armor Lord Thorfinnr y Elsfiord Lamellar armor is easy to assemble, fits different body sizes and shapes, and is adaptable to body changes. We will discuss plate types and patterning. I will give you suggestions how to develop a template for your body. Though traditionally laced with leather, learn assembly tips when using paracord. There will also be details on leather edging and how to space straps and buckles.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic Baby Beginning Bookbinding Lady Linden le Bukere We'll be making a simple link-stitch blank book. Modern materials (such as heavy paper for the cover) will be substituted for period ones in order to keep costs down and help more people give bookbinding a try.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Wire Wrapping for Teens Lady Thyri erbewyfe [YouthU] Learn how to wire wrap a stone cabochon to make a necklace. If you have a particular stone you wish to wrap, bring it with you.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Rule Master Victor of Shrewsbury The Rule of St. Benedict was both strict and humane, demonstrating an understanding of human weakness. After 1500 years it still influences us today.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Disability During the Middle Ages Lady Elisabeta Fischer A look at how society perspective and laws affected those who were disabled during the Middle Ages.
08-01
11:00
2.0 A&S 10 Glass Cutting "Sheet to Shiny" STS2 Lady Moll Sotherden This class is required for (and only open to) the "Sheet to Shiny" folks. We'll be cutting out your projects. Observers are welcome.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Let's Get Cynical: Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur Viscountess Jimena Montoya An overview and discussion of Book 8 (Books 20-21 in Caxton's printing) of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, which details the fall of Camelot and the death of Arthur. One of the first books printed in English, the 15th-century Morte was written while Malory was imprisoned and awaiting execution. In this class, we'll look at some passages from the work and talk about historical contexts (such as the Wars of the Roses) that can help us make sense of both the work and its unlikely author.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-01
11:00
2.0 A&S 16 Intro to Drop Spinning Hextilda Corbett Come learn an ancient skill -- turning roving into yarn. We will talk about a variety of spindles and fibers before trying our hands at drop spinning. There will be wool and synthetic fiber available, so if you have a wool allergy, you can still participate! Bring your own drop spindle or use a class loaner (available for purchase after class). Instructor is ambidextrous and can teach you whether you are right- or left-handed. Hands-on help will be limited to the first ten students (but all are welcome to come watch and audit!).
08-01
11:00
1.0 Cabochons (Booth #17) So You Bought a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen Basic SCA Sewing Using the fabric of a Sari. lets make some garb!
08-01
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Hey! English-Style Dance Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl Want to master the hey? Here's your chance. Dances may include Grimstock, Picking up Sticks, Hit and Miss, or others.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
08-01
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam Session Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Did you learn to play the recorder in school? Don't know what to do with it now? Is it collecting dust under your bed? We welcome children of "recorder class age" and above to learn tunes that they can play in camp and with others.
08-01
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.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Parent-Supervised Open Craft Time Countess Margerite Eisenwald Enjoy a craft or coloring project with your child.
08-01
11:30
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater Speaking Shakespeare Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy After reviewing the basics of iambic pentameter (the form Shakespeare used most often), students will do readings which illustrate how the Bard varies the verse to give "stage directions" to the actor.
08-01
12:00
3.0 A&S 2 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion at an event that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Basic Coinmaking I: Making a Metal Punch Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Tutorial and hands-on application of making metal punches for coin making. Includes annealing the steel, shaping the punch, hardening and tempering the steel. Please wear closed-toe shoes and limit loose clothing if possible. There will be FIRE! Bring jeweler's files if you have them. (Some will be on hand.)
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Roman Roundtable Baroness Desiderata Drake Come talk about all things Roman with other Romans from around the Known World. Share your research on food, clothing, daily life, armor, and more.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Public Speaking for Youth and Teens Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh [Youth U] Good public speaking is not just about what you say, but how you say it. Come learn basic skills, including posture, voice, and eye contact
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 You Are What You Eat: Humoral Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta An overview of the theory of balancing the human condition through food.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 14th-Century Cloth and Thread Buttons Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich We will make self-stuffed cloth buttons and then move on to thread-wrapped buttons which you will finish on your own. Metal buttons are spiffy, but not everyone can afford them.
08-01
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Stuffed Eggs, Mushroom Recipes, Capons and Gourds Master Basilius Phocas Stuffed hard-boiled eggs, fresh and salted mushrooms, and a young fowl with gourds from the 16th-century cookbook, the Banchetti.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 14 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Thl Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-01
12:00
2.0 A&S 15 No-Hassle Tassel and Speedy Whipcording Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a super-easy tassel and enough whipcording for purse drawstrings. Purse pattern included. One skein of pearl cotton makes 2 tassels, and the second skein makes 2 yards of whipcording. Not recommended for youth.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Bog U Medieval Folk Dance Countess Judith de Northumbria Come learn a variety of pre-1600 dances that would be considered "folk dance" by modern definitions of the term, including set dances and line dances! No experience necessary; left feet welcome!
08-01
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-01
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shading with Color for Scribes Bronwyn Andrus This class is for scribes with some experience in mixing color who want to create shape with the use of shading in their work. Supplies include warercolor, gouache, and pastels on appropriate paper for the mediums mentioned.
08-01
13:00
1.5 A&S 1 Beginning Double-Faced Tablet Weaving Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich This simple period technique was used to create bands with complex designs and beautiful patterns. This hands-on class will cover setup, weaving, finishing, and pattern design. A simple design will be woven in class (no card flipping unless there is time). If you can inkle weave, you can tablet weave. Suitable for beginners. If you have your own loom and cards, feel free to drop in.
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Thl Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
08-01
13:00
4.0 A&S 4 Putting it Together STS3 Lady Moll Sotherden Assemble your cut piece into a shiny! This class is required for the "Sheet to Shiny" track. Bring something to work on; tools are limited, and there will be wait time in between steps for some people. Also, if you took this class last year, we had overwhelming response, so you will not be allowed to take it again if we have more attendees than anticipated.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Make a Skjold Harbor Viking Hood Thl Kassandra Aiantide We'll make a hood, from the 10th century, found in Skjold Harbor in Norway. It's a simple hood to make, authentic, and it looks great! Put it on over a tunic and you're ready to go a-Viking.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Convivencia to Alhambra: Jews in Medieval Iberia Rav Daud Ibn Dob Ibn Yusif An overview of the Jewish experience in medieval Iberia starting with Visigothic Spain and concluding with the Expulsion and its aftermath.
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Hand-Building Pottery: Pinch Pots Thl Kerstyn Gartenierin Beginner's class. We will create small pinch pots from earthenware clay. One pot per class participant. Make-and-take.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 Basic Silk Painting Fun! Laurie Catherine Parr Here in this class, we'll learn the basics of silk painting where we will be working with silk hoops with exciting images and water color paints! Everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided so the fun of painting can start right away!
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Self Nocks Done Cheaply and Easily Timothy of Sherwood Make nocks faster and easier than most think can be done. Get them to fit just right, not almost right. When you split a nock like Robin Hood or Merida it has that extra element of wonder if you made it and it is period. My arrows fly straight when I shoot them straight and have been used to win an Avacal Kingdom Tournament.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Bog U Medieval Dances for Everyone Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Let's dance! Need I say more? All ages and abilities welcome. No fancy footwork, just an hour of moving to the music, from a variety of European styles.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Bassadanza: Lauro Countess Judith de Northumbria This Queen of the Dance, this slow, flirtatious bassadanza of the 15th century was composed by Lorenzo de' Medici. Aimed at beginners; footwork to be taught.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Lord István Nyiregyhazi Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games to learn the basic strategies.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided as part of the class fee.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Youth Point Story Reading Aardwhin Minstrelsong I will read children's stories of various lengths with a medieval setting. Each story will be 3-37 pages. They are new and fiction, not retelling of sagas already known.
08-01
13:30
8.0 Æthelmearc 1 Parchment-Making Workshops Master Biau-douz de la Mere (Beau) This workshop covers all of the major preparatory steps of making usable parchment over the span of 10 days. This will include repeated steps of most of the processes in order to try and render up to 12 hides during the entire War. Day 1 instruction will have us prepping hides for lime bath, starting lime baths, and stretching four prepared hides on the stretcher frames (to include scraping).
08-01
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Sketch Comedy Typhainne Du Navarre Learn how to develop, write and perform scripts for sketch comedy. Learn how to make a lineup for performance, rehearsal, staging, and much more!
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Confused by the Sicilian Vespers? Good! Me too! Baron Timothy Garagchan o'Leitrim All of us are confused by the “Sicilian Vespers.” If you have a mediterranian persona, or are considering one, the wars of the Sicilian Vespers offer you a huge place to play. Come learn about naval and land campaigns, grand strategy, political dealings that won’t be repeated until the 21st century, and why this may be fertile ground for your persona.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Reading "Sir Orfeo," or, Faeries are Sociopaths Viscountess Jimena Montoya This class provides an overview and some contexts for the Middle English Breton lay "Sir Orfeo," a medieval reworking of the Orpheus myth with a happy ending. The poem replaces the classical underworld with a faerie court that is, perhaps, more disturbing. We'll discuss the poem as a whole, paying particular attention to the faeries in the text and contextualizing their representation here with some medieval ideas about them. A free handout will be provided, and there will be time for questions and general discussion. I will bring some copies, but students should ideally have read the poem before class. A free translation can be found at: https://allpoetry.com/Sir-Orfeo
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 The Art and Science of Firing Pottery Thl Kerstyn Gartenierin Turning clay into useful and durable items is an art that has been passed down from teacher to student through the ages. In this class we will discuss what happens to clay when it is fired in a kiln, types of kilns used in our period, the kiln built each year at Pennsic, and how the technology has evolved. Secrets will be revealed and methods discussed.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Individualized Nalbinding Baroness Emer von Atzinger Come take a one-hour introductory class. At the end of class I will give students the chance to sign up for individual lessons which will be available at various times throughout both weeks. Already know a stitch? Come to the class and sign up for a time to learn a new stitch or technique.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Bransles Lord Andreiko Eferiev Let's get down and dirty with some bransles. Learn the basics of these circle dances and a few tricks on how to keep them all straight in your head.
08-01
14:00
2.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ladies' Persian Taj Headdress (Persian Diadem) Mistress Jadi Fatima Hats and headdresses are a crucial element of Persian medieval dress, and they are comfortable, beautiful and appropriate to a wide variety of climates. This class includes a brief overview of Persian hats, veils and headdresses for ladies and a hands-on workshop. This workshop includes a newly developed technique to streamline the sewing process. If you have a basic sewing kit, please bring it. Hand-sewing skills are useful, but not necessary. If you need a chair, please bring it. Each participant will make a taj headdress from a kit provided. Each participant will receive a kit that includes base, padding, cover material and ornament to create a unique headdress. The handout includes patterns so you can make more on your own.
08-01
14:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Consort: 15th- and 16th-Century Music Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Come play an assortment of Renaissance pieces in good company! This group playing session is geared for intermediate and above recorder players who are comfortable with their instruments and with sight-reading. Bring your recorders and a stand. Sheet music will be provided; feel free to bring your own favorites (in multiple copies, please).
08-01
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Kumihimo Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn how to make cord using a kumihimo loom.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Amphitheater Improv: Beginning to Play Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Start your path for learning improvisation theatre with some simple vocal and physical warm-up exercises!
08-01
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 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.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Improve Pennsic for Teens! Youth University [TeenU] Recommended for ages 12-17. Join Dagmar, next year's mayor, and Leonete, the YouthU coordinator, to discuss ways to improve the teen experience at Pennsic. We want to hear your ideas on what services, activities, and resources Pennsic can provide for your age group.
08-01
15:00
0.25 A&S 12 Brewing and Experimental Archaeology Master Michael of Safita Lessons learned from experimental archaeology with wine and beer will be discussed and tasted. The discovery and excavation of a monastic winery at the archaeological site of Tell Tuneinir will be discussed including artifacts and inscriptions. Brewing examples with include a variety of herbed beers as well as wines (quince, herbed red wine, and mead). Brave adults (over 21) only.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Brewing an Herbed Beer Lord Malcolm Mor A recipe and brewing steps will be shared so that attendees can brew an ale with herbs instead of hops. If the Growing Gods are kind, the instructor will have sufficient herbs to share; if not, a source to obtain them will be shared. Instructor will have a sample of the brew to share for those "of Age." Age 21+; ID will be required.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Bog U Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Buðgarðr (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Chairs, tables, and a bed, all based on period designs. At least one chair, one table, and the bed are simple enough so that someone with only basic tools and no expertise should be able to make them.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval across from Pennmart) Anglo-Saxon Children Lady Arastorm An overview of childhood in Anglo-Saxon England including clothing, food, toys, education, activities, etc. If you have an Anglo-Saxon persona, and want your children to "match" and enjoy the SCA, I'll try to give you some ideas both from history and my experience.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Chiara Stella Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Chiara Stella, a lovely cascarda from Il Ballarino! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will go over the rules of tarot, the card game, and play it.
08-01
15:00
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.
08-01
15:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Trumpeting at Pennsic Nicholas of the North The trumpet was an instrument for long distance communication before it was considered a musical instrument. Includes how to use it to convey useful information with emphasis on the battlefield.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Origami Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn the art of Origami. Gentles under 6 will need direct help from an adult.
08-01
16:00
2.0 A&S 6 Skjoldehamn Hood of Awesome Baroness Elisheva bint Sitt al-Sirr A thousand years ago, near the Harbor of Skjold (Skjoldehamn), on the Norwegian island of Andøya, an individual fell into a bog. This would have been unfortunate event at the time, but very lucky for us as the woolen clothing they wore was preserved and discovered in 1936. They subsequently dated the find from 1050 to 1090 CE, or the late 11th century. One of these items that was preserved was a hood that is commonly seen in today's Norse personas. Do not be fooled, however, as the same pattern can be used to create many other European hoods used throughout the SCA. The five page handout is free if you purchase the pre-washed and pre-cut materials for this class. The material used for this class is 3/4 yard of linen, silk thread and floss (for piecing and finishing), and needle.
08-01
16:00
2.0 Caer Ciunniunt (E01) Pennsic Homes, Part 2: Tour Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A tour of just a few of the different types of Pennsic homes and other mobile structures. There are many different ways to make your life easier, from adapting a Pennsic storage trailer to a shower/bath (cuts set-up and take-down time!) to living in it. From wagons that you can easily take from event to event. Focus on ones that will be very expensive, or hard to tow vs. easy, to wagons that are really Pennsic homes, and are just going to live at Pennsic. Lots of walking.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-01
16:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is a Korean method of gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Singing and Playing Unbarred Music of Morley Thl Siri Toivosdotter SCA period music was generally written without measure lines. Fully embrace period music! Come sing or play (any C or F instruments) two-part Morley Canzonets with THL Siri. Knowledge of standard notation and rhythmic values necessary.
08-01
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Refreshment Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M,W,F Peace week, M, F War Week.
08-01
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-01
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 SCA Singles Gathering sora the broken-hearted A gathering of those who are single and would like to find that special someone. Let's get together, talk and get to know each other.
08-01
17:00
1.0 Bog U Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) Darbuka Dave This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.
08-01
17:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval across from Pennmart) Witch Hunts in SCA period Lady Arastorm The major period of witch hunts was post-SCA but the the peak period of the trials built up during the 16th century, and witches (and accusations of witchcraft) were present throughout our period. I'll try to cover as many of the factors that led to this dark stain on our history, including economic and class differences, gender inequality, politics, the Protestant Reformation, and more. From The Canon Episcopi through the Mallus Mallifactorum to James I and his Witchcraft Act, I'll cover as much of the subject as possible.
08-01
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval-ish Ukulele Jam! Lady Alys Treeby Did you bring your uke to war? Have a favorite period, period-ish, or a SCA favorite song? Consider bringing a copy of your songs so we can all see what the words/chords are. My hope to to share/teach the songs to each other so we can play and learn together. With that in mind, consider bringing at least one uncomplicated song to teach. Let's gather and share music. Beginner to Expert welcome.
08-01
18:00
2.0 A&S 6 Trichonopoly (Viking Wire Weaving) Make-and-Take Lady Adalia Solario [YouthU] 11-17 Make your own wire-woven bracelet or necklace, a great accessory for anyone and a perfect portable craft. The material fee pays for a kit with wire and a dowel to make projects on, as well as end caps and a clasp to finish projects. Pliers, wire cutters, and draw plates will be shared among students. If you have an extra set, feel free to bring them along.
08-01
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
08-01
18:00
2.0 Wycked Wyvern (E02 -low road, across from the showers ) Wild Man of the Woods...a Discussion Lady Ratnavati Bai Come join us for a lively discussion on whether there is more to the wild man than just lore. Is he really just a literary and artistic invention of medieval times? Or possibly something else? This is an open discussion. Shaming of other viewpoints will not be tolerated.
08-01
19:00
1.0 A&S 4 Period Shoes for Armored Combat Baron Brísi Thorgrimsson Covers period footwear suitable for SCA armored combat, along with some modifications to complement their use in this function.
08-01
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-01
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-01
21:00
1.0 University Point (Univiersity square.) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-02
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-02
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 (first week) is more linear; Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-02
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Amulets for Everyone (Even You Christians!) Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir A survey of the amulets used by Romans, Vikings, Christians, and more. As always, we will be passing around examples of reproduction amulets. Please come with an open mind; there will be body parts!
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Opus Anglicanum: Underside Couching Baroness Janina Krakowska z Cambion There are two defining stitches used in Opus Anglicanum: the split stitch which creates the figures and colors of each piece, and the underside couching. Underside couching is a special form of couching with gold that creates a flexible surface. The technique produces a wonderful textural effect in the background. We will learn the technique and investigate some of the designs that can be created.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
08-02
09:00
2.5 A&S 4 Meaningful Steps: Creating Your Own Pilgrimage Mistress Helen of Greyfells Love to walk/hike? Love to wear your SCA kit? Learn to combine these things for a meaningful trip there and back again in your own area. Topics include what to wear, what to eat, what to bring and how to bring it with you. Discussion of how you might pick a route, mapping, and preparation. Some discussion of Pilgrimage in period, but this class focuses on the physical activity, not the religious aspects of the journey. This class was born from a year-long study project by the teacher who is far from being a "perfect physical specimen". If I could lug my 300 pounds of size 24 over 70 miles in 8 days, perhaps you can too!
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 SCA Slang for Teens Lady Johanna de Bletsho [TeenU] YKYITSCA: You know you're in the SCA when..... There's a weird name or acronym for everything: Chatelaine, Gold Key, MoL, MiC..... It's enough to make your head spin. Let's chat about some of the words and terms you'll hear in the SCA, what they mean or who they are. For extra credit, we'll even throw in some Monty Python quotes.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 STIs & Treatments in Pre-1600 Italy Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of sexually-transmitted infections and treatments in 600-1600 Italy. Presentation will cover known STIs, transmission, t̶o̶r̶t̶u̶r̶e̶s̶- er.. treatments for these medical issues, as well as historical attitudes toward both the infections and those infected. Age 18+.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Vinegaroon: Never Dye Leather Again! Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson Long before Fiebings or Eco-Flo leather dyes, people made deep black leather using this ancient mixture of iron scrap and vinegar. It works instantly, never rubs off, and never fades! Come see how it works, try it for yourself, and learn to make your own! Class will consist of a short talk about the historical plausibility of this method, a discussion of the chemical properties that make it work, a demonstration, and hands-on make-and-take of a simple key fob.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Leprosy Lady Slany bean Uillic The strangest disease on the planet, medieval people alternately kissed and avoided lepers, but seldom were they shunned.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Decorative and Functional Edges and Seams Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn to use a 15th-century technique for making decorative edges and seams using needle lace and fingerloop braids based on the Lengberg finds. Students will learn a basic needle lace stitch and create a common 5-loop fingerloop braid, and will learn and practice creating decorative edges and/or seams that can be used on headwear and undergarments.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Baroness Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-02
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.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 16 So You Want to Be a Pirate in the SCA Lord Commodore Aleister Corum Commodore Aleister Corum leads you on a new take of an old theme, where we'll discuss the do's and do-not's of Piracy, not only at Pennsic, but throughout your SCAdian career. Some light-hearted dialogue and visual references help us guide you in creating and presenting a proper or at least acceptable persona. This might just help you in staying under that King's radar, or prevent an unnecessary apprehension by the Queen's pesky guards. Starting off with some light lecture, the class then opens to an open discussion wherein we discuss what works and what doesn't work in the eyes of the populace, and maybe even some light planning of conquests and raids. With over 20 years of SCAdian Pirate experience, I hope you'll join us in plotting a course for years to come.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Growing Your Newcomers Baroness Gianetta Lucia Alegretta How many of you remember your first event? Do you remember the exact moment you decided the SCA was for you? Or, even identified with a specific group in the SCA? What sticks out in your mind with any of these special moments? Was it a person or was it an action they took that made the impact? We will discuss how important it is to make that first crucial impression that will inspire our next generations to keep coming back to live the Dream.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game which uses a 78-card tarot deck
08-02
09:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodwork Shop Time Thl Kai SaerPren When learning, we all need some time to try doing things while someone who has been there before is watching. This class makes some time at Pennsic for just that! Whether or not you have taken my classes, you are welcome to come in and use my bench(es) and ask for advice. This will overlap with a discussion on early work-holding methods. All day both Thursdays!
08-02
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.
08-02
09:00
4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
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2.0 RS1 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
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1.0 RS3 Basic Viking Women's Clothing with No Regrets Mistress Álfrún ketta This class is an informal lecture that will focus on how I would rebuild my wardrobe if I had to start all over again, but still know what I know now. I will discuss my past mistakes and provide ideas for putting together a Viking woman's costume that is evidence-based and that can be a good foundation for a more authentic wardrobe.
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1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Parent-Supervised Open Craft Time Countess Margerite Eisenwald Enjoy a craft or coloring project with your child.
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1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Qigong Flow: Five Animal Frolics Jie Kui Lin This class will cover the Five Animal Frolics or wu qin xi. This is a series of exercises that dates back to the Han Dynasty of China (140-240 AD). These moves were created by Hua Tuo, who is often referred to as the Father of Chinese Medicine. They were developed to get people moving so they stay healthy and in shape, like wild animals. No experience or special abilities required; just come and wake up with the animals. This is part 2 of a 3-part series on qigong.
08-02
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2.0 Æthelmearc 1 I Spy: Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Searching for ways to make your calligraphy look more “medieval"? Not sure why your letters don't look quite right? This class will show you how to analyze calligraphy and take your letters to the next level. Some calligraphy experience is helpful. This year, we will analyze the "traced" Rotunda letters found in the first folio of the late-period manuscript, Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-02
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2.0 Argent Fist (B04) Gluten-Free Medieval Desserts for Modern Campers Thl Isolda Fairamay Learn how to make period and period-inspired gluten-free desserts that you can easily make in your own camp with common camping equipment. I will demonstrate how to make a no-fail gluten-free pastry and how you can use it in a camping situation to make filled-pastry treats. I will also demonstrate how to make an ancient Roman-inspired honey-steamed pudding that will wow campers of all periods as well as a 15th-century egg custard to go with it that will have your guests begging for more. Recipes will be provided at the end of class. We will also taste test everything so bring your own feast gear! (Cold water available during class) This class is meant for those who have a basic knowledge of gluten-free cooking with intermediate cooking skills. Adults only please. Giving notice of your interest in this class prior to the commencement of Pennsic would be highly appreciated by the instructor in order to prepare fellow campers on site. You can contact me at christine.colin@ns.sympatico.ca. Supplies are limited to 10 attendees.
08-02
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1.0 A&S 1 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a 12th-century North African Muslim.
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1.0 A&S 2 Gildas, Cranky Old Romans, and No British Dark Age Baron Timothy Garagchan o'Leitrim Rome certainly pulled its legions out of Britain, but it left behind an aristocratic culture that kept on writing and functioning for perhaps 100 years. If you are an early Briton persona, or one who lives in Britain during the transition, you need to know that there was never a “dark age” in Britain. There were chroniclers and senatorial-level interpreters who translated Britain for many.
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1.0 A&S 3 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
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1.0 A&S 5 Organizing an SCA Brewing Competition Master Madoc Arundel Whether you are putting together a brewing competition from scratch, or simply including brewing in a broader A&S competition, brewing has a number of considerations above and beyond other A&S entries. This class discusses those considerations, and walks you through the process from conception through feedback.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr [TeenU] Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how to use period dye techniques and materials to make your hair red, black, brown, or just shinier, healthier, and longer than ever. We'll focus on henna but explore other herbs to color and protect hair naturally without dangerous chemicals. Some supplies will be available at the class.
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1.0 A&S 9 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Thl Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
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2.0 A&S 10 Beginning Japanese Embroidery Lady Kira Asahi Stitch a simple grass motif using flat silk thread in the Japanese manner. The stitches are similar to European embroidery - it's the handling of the silk threads that is special. Will include a brief overview of the history and Japanese aesthetic as well.
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2.0 A&S 11 Editing Your Fiction - Avoiding Beginning Mistakes Lady Prudence the Curious Find out about the first generation of mistakes most writers make and how to avoid them.
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1.5 A&S 12 Building A Break-Down Slat Bed Baroness Moira MacGillavery Learn to build a break-down slat bed that can be used with an air mattress or futon. Variations are shown for a headboard and canopy. Plans, parts list and source are available in the class handout.
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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. 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 for body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making your pattern.
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1.0 Bog U Spin like a Viking Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Lecture (2/3rds of class time) on various archaeological finds include a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, and Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-13th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type). Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Balancing whorls to tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students may be able to spin wool (limited amount provided) on these re-creations in class. Students in hands-on section of class can either purchase a distaff, spindle and wool kit, bring their own spindles and distaves, or ask for a loaner kit. Note: Students do not have to participate in kit purchases, and are welcome to simply observe. Also note that kits are "student grade'". I have some YouTube videos on Viking and medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! https://bit.ly/2EMVhKD, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
08-02
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1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dance: Two Cs Thl Wilhelm Larrson Learn Chirintana and Colonnese which are examples of the country and courtly traditions in 15th-century Italy.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-02
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
08-02
10:00
1.0 Maison Rive (space 24 (opposite camp store)) SCAbominations Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf The things the SCA taught you about the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance that just aren't true. Were peasants "nasty, brutish and short"? Did the rich over-use spices? Parents' note: Includes a brief, graphic discussion of prostitution.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance with Nina Amaya Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Posture, moves and steps, but also performance technique, social dance, cultural tips. A multi-level class.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Vocal Production for Big Spaces Lady Ceara MacKieran Are you a herald, crying court or camp? Are you a new Royal, or Baron/ess, who will be speaking in court or gatherings? It's always more interesting to the populace when they can hear what's going on. Learn to project your voice so that gentles can hear you, without getting laryngitis.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Early Bird Tournament 14 Master Maximilian der Zauberer Pick fights, take names and get acquainted. The purpose of this tourney isn't to win the most bouts, but to find the most interesting facts about your opponents. "More talk! Less fighting!" Who will the MIC give the bird to this year?
08-02
10:00
1.5 RS3 Oya Needle Lace (Knotted Lace) Lady Chelsey of Gloucester Using an embroidery needle and thread with a simple knot stitch, one can create beautiful edgings and hairnets. Very few extant pieces exist to determine the exact origin of this form of needlework, but it is generally believed to have originated from netting around the 15th century. Oya can make the net - and yet make it beautiful as well. Students should bring their needles and scissors to the class. Materials will be provided to learn the knot stitch which is the foundation of this lace.
08-02
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, 4 hours from a big meal, or 2 hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit)
08-02
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-02
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman song, Ceddin Deden, played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-02
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-02
10:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: How to Draw Celtic Knots Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn to draw celtic knots!
08-02
11:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Vocal Techniques for Singers and Storytellers Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Give your voice greater strength, better control, expanded range and color, and more energy. Tips and tricks to improve your entertaining voice!
08-02
11:00
4.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Law in the Lands of Peace Master Cariadoc A class on Fiqh, Muslim law, taught in persona from the point of view of the Maliki school.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Meigaku: Design and Document Japanese Names Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design a Japanese personal name which is appropriate for a particular time and social role? Do you want to design a Japanese group name for your war band or theater troupe? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture-specific naming practices? Would you like to know how rank, title, and office relate to all of this and how to include them in people's names? Would you like to learn how to pronounce Japanese names and summon people into court? Then this class is for you! Learn how the structure of Japanese personal and group names varied by time, period, and social status. Learn to design pre-modern names and attach titles.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Coming of Age in the Middle Ages Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Today a Sweet 16 Party or the legal age of drinking marks the coming of age and the transition from childhood. This class looks at how adulthood was recognized in the Middle Ages.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Translating Your SCA Experience into Applications Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh [TeenU] Job applications aren’t interested in your skill with a boffer, but they do want to know about your self-discipline and focus. College applications don’t ask about your persona, but welcome students with research skills. Learn how to re-frame your SCA experience as skills and experiences that employers and college admissions officers are looking for.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Button Up! Mistress Helena Sibylla This class will cover the techniques used to make self-stuffed cloth buttons appropriate for clothing from the 14th century onward. We will also use the buttonhole stitch to make hand-sewn buttonholes. Note: Bring your reading/crafting glasses if you need them, and small thread scissors are always useful.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Roses, Part 1: Then and Now Baron Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 9 My Guitar's Persona Is a Lute Lord Drake Oranwood How do you play authentic lute music if your instrument is a modern guitar? The good news is the instruments are very closely related. Learn how to tune and play your guitar as if it were a lute, how to interpret lute tablature, how to find authentic period composers, songs, and arrangements. The skills are highly transferable, and, while lute music has a different feel and sound, the rewards for your investment of time and effort are great. This is a one-hour lecture class. You are welcome to bring your guitar to experiment on, but because this is not a music lesson, it is not required. Suitable for all experience levels.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Intro to Safavid Women's Clothing and Accessories Mistress Asalah al-Hina Learn the basics of Safavid Persian (16th century) dress and accessories, as well as the difference between Persian and Ottoman clothing.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 14 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 15 V&A Study Room: See the Embroideries Lady Mariot Carllein See photos of over 100 period embroideries from the Victoria and Albert Textile Study Room. Due to low light conditions, color values are not always great, but the stitches can be seen in many of the close-ups. The handout lists each, with access codes and background information, for easy internet access back home.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 16 Herbalism/Plant Use Safety Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Plants are used in a variety of SCA activities: cooking, brewing, herbalism, cosmetics, and other fields. Medieval practices often involve plants that modern people are unfamiliar with. To encourage the safest practices possible, this class will cover proper identification of plants, how to research safety concerns, risk prevention, emergency procedures, and biochemical horror stories.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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11:00
1.0 Bog U How to Start a Fire in a Bog Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly entitled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages by using flint and steel. Even in a bog. We will explore the history of fire and the mechanics of starting a fire with flint and steel. This is a hands-on class. You will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parent's or wife’s permission.
08-02
11:00
4.0 Camp Carpi (N39) Making Clay Glass Bead Kilns Lady Irene von Lassan This class will make both volcano- and beehive-style clay kilns to make beads in the style of the Viking era. Come for the whole time or part.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03 one block south and one block east of troll on Low Road look for the Red and black sheet walls) Viking Penannular Brooches Lord Wilhelm Smydle Construct a simple copper penannular brooch using basic using hand tools. Class may run over.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa Lord Andreiko Eferiev Sixteenth-century Italian dance for two, Gracca Amorosa is bouncy, athletic, and tons of fun. Bring friend or find partner there. All steps taught.
08-02
11:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Making Friends with Your Drop Spindle Baroness Sorcha inghean Uí Neíll The objective of this course is to give participants the basic fundamentals of hand-spinning fibers using a drop spindle. I will have a few drop spindle kits available to purchase, but, if you have a drop spindle, please bring it. We will have several different fibers for students to practice on, as well as several different styles of drop spindles. There will be a small number of drop spindles kits available for students at cost to me; however, if you have a spindle, please bring it.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Backgammon Games Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Tables, Nard, and other ancestors of modern backgammon go back centuries. Period rules will be shared with a chance to play afterwards.
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11:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf and its use in illuminations. Class focuses on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn methods for application of glue, and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems! Students will create a small gilded sample on parchment, pergamenata, and paper. All materials included.
08-02
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.
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1.0 RS1 Hounds Abound! Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Come learn about dogs in the Middle Ages! We'll be looking at different types of dogs, how they were cared for, what were they used for and how they fit into everyday life.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Origami Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn the art of Origami. Gentles under 6 will need direct help from an adult.
08-02
11:30
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: "Traced" Rotunda à la Bocskay Mistress Alicia Langland Students will use a specialty nib (a scroll nib) to recreate the Rotunda letters found in the first folio of the late-period manuscript, Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta (86.MV.527.1). The nib is split, creating letters that are "hollow" in the center. (View the manuscript online at http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2282/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-periwinkle-apple-and-lizard-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/ ) Students should be familiar with using a dip pen. All supplies provided; students will keep their nib.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Intro to Theatre/Acting Lady Milisandia MacGreghere For those who have never acted before or want to improve their acting skills. History, staging, character development and theatre etiquette will be covered.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Kamon: Designing and Documenting Japanese Armory Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design and register real Japanese heraldic designs called kamon? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culturally specific heraldic design resources? Then this class is for you. Learn how to use online resources to design, document, and register a pre-modern Japanese kamon.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 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
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Persona Show-and-Tell Youth University [YouthU 12+] Currently just dressing like your parents? Learn about different personas and garb options in the SCA. Gentles with different personas will discuss their persona choices and clothing.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy Thl Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders. The class will take the Big Three of Venice, Florence, and Rome, and go on to more obscure gems.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Roses, Part 2: How to Grow Period Roses Baron Manus MacDhai We will discuss how to plant and grow varieties of period roses. I will cover where to find period varieties, how to plant and care for them, what to do about pests (both insect and diseases), and, if there is time, propagating rose plants.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 8-14) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga by Patrick Dorn. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm. Children under 12, please bring a parent or guardian.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Modes Lord Dai Gerdwr Can't tell your Dorian from your Mixolydian? This class will use modern modes as an introduction to the concept and their use in scales and melodies.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Basic Coinmaking II: Preparing the Die Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Continuation of Part I: Preparing the die face, tutorial, and hands-on application. Sanding, smoothing, and polishing the die face, laying out the design on the coin face. Materials limited, but spectators welcome!
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12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Blood from the Clouds: Marvelous Rains Lady Ursula Mortimer The Ancients observed rains of blood, of frogs, of fish, which continue even unto the present day under Elizabeth, Regina. Once a cause for superstitious terror, these rains are now understood as part of the Prime Mover’s ineffable plan, a necessary part of the World Machine. We will calm your fears and explain these phenomena with the tools of natural philosophy.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Newcomers and Disabilty Q&A Baron Gabrell Fairecloughe Will use a Q&A format to talk about accessibility in the SCA, the obstacles I have faced during my time in the SCA and how I dealt with them. Will also share some stories from other accessibility-challenged individuals, and share online and Pennsic resources for accessibility.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Bog U Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Measures Thl Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns. Then learn some of the basic dance repertoire of Elizabethan England.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-02
12:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane, Merchant area) Metal Cooking Equipment and Tools in Period Lord Drogo Rabenwald A discussion about the metal (iron) cooking equipment that was available from the Viking period on. Some examples will be available for viewing.
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12:00
2.0 University-Battlefield French Bâton: A Living Stickfighting Tradition Dr. Ken Mondschein Bâton is the living descendant of the longsword. Come learn the fundamentals of a European martial tradition in this non-contact class. Bring a fencing mask and padded gloves.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Using Scribal Arts for Largesse Countess Anna Leigh All skill levels welcome! If you're new to the scribal arts, largesse is a wonderful place to start, and, if you're experienced, largesse is a great place to play and have fun! I'll explain how to choose projects, select images, what type of items are best gifted when, as well as some inexpensive packaging ideas that will make your gift one to remember. Optional and assorted make-and-take kits will be available for those that want to work while we talk. Kits will be illumination-based; calligraphy ideas will be discussed.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Binding the Heavens: The Lunar Volvelle Master Richard Wymarc We'll discuss the history, construction and functions of the lunar volvelle, a type of simple paper calculating device with rotating parts, often inserted into technical books of the period. Primarily dealing with astronomy, but of possible interest to illuminators and bookbinders.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys Thl Gaeira Aggadottir In this demonstration and lecture class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to etch copper, brass, and nickel silver with ferric chloride. Various resists will be discussed with an emphasis on heat transfer resists: PnP Blue and Toner Transfer Paper (TTP). You will be able to adapt these techniques to etch a wide variety of jewelry items, favors, largesse, coronets, belt elements that can be riveted on, armor decorations, etc. The discussed techniques can be used to etch fine silver and sterling silver using ferric nitrate. The hand-out will be available on my website at http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/ClassHandouts.html.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Favors and Tokens Lord Jacob the Wanderer A discussion on the meaning of favors and tokens and their uses within the SCA.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Dressing Your Persona Lady Julienne [YouthU 12+] Intended for those building a kit from scratch. Learn what exact clothing items you'll want for your persona, and how many they might have had. Includes under and outer garments, and basic accessories to round out your look.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 16th-Century Loose Gowns Thl Eachna ni Clonmakate A discussion of "loose gowns": how they were constructed, who wore them, what materials were used, and how to make one for yourself.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Yorkshire Manor Life in the Year 1200 Thl Gavin White of Westburgh An interactive, descriptive tour of the manor where I am a freeman in the second year of King John. Come visit to learn our ways and customs in order to find your rightful place in the social order.
08-02
13:00
2.5 A&S 10 Adult Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is geared towards adults that collect or want to collect dolls. Please bring your favorite doll, as we will be making something special for them. Adults only because doll hobbies can be expensive.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Loop-in-Loop Chainmaking Demo/Discussion Prima Aurelia Argentia Learn the tools and techniques of making fine silver loop-in-loop chains. Link-making and construction demo, along with examples of various periods/styles.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Nalbinding Hats! Mittens! Socks! Baroness Emer von Atzinger So you know how to do at least one nalbinding stitch? Take the next step and learn how to make hats, mittens or socks. Bring a nalbinding needle if you have one, and some yarn you are willing to waste. I will have some materials available for those who do not have needles or yarn. At the end of class the teacher will have a sign-up sheet for 1 hour individualized lessons.
08-02
13:00
1.5 A&S 13 Period Greek Make-and-Take Thl Faye de Trees Bring 4-6 yards of linen and 4-6 yards of cord, matching thread, needle, and scissors and learn to hem, drape, and tie it into accurate Greek garb! This make-and-take will create a perfect wardrobe staple for Pennsic. We will discuss other variations that are accurate, affordable, and beautiful. Perfect to pair with the "Are You Wearing a Tablecloth?" class.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 14 The Pilgrimage Project Thl Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche For the past four years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn these songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday of War Week, meeting at University Point, time TBD. Will start with a brief overview of pilgrimage in period.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Bog U Picardy Spinning Wheel: Flyer Mechanics Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Picardy spinning wheels appeared in the Netherlands in the early 1500s and remained in use in the Brittany and Normandy areas of France and subsequently the Maritime Provinces of Canada up until the 1800s. The mechanical design will be discussed using an actual antique French Canadian wheel. Master Bedwyr will discuss making the screw-less flyers with simple hand tools. Students will have an opportunity for brief hands-on spinning with the wheel itself using wool. This early invention of a spinning wheel flyer evolved from the simple spindle wheel and adds automatic yarn wind-on to the twisting of the singles yarn itself. Brilliantly simple in design, it was used with both flax and wool, often mounted on a distaff, and was either waist-held or wheel-mounted. No treadle; hand-cranked wheel.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: The Inns of Court (Old Measures) Thl sionn, the lost Never danced before? No problem! If Elizabethan lawyers could do these dances so can you!
08-02
13:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Recipes of Ancient Rome for Youth and Teens Youth University [Youth/TeenU 12+] Learn about Roman food while creating and trying tasty dishes from Apicius.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess Lord István Nyiregyhazi Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent OTS/Orientale Tribal Style Group Improv Lady Tshaya The world reknowned, yet newest, of the Group Improv formats! Combining the improvisational group fun of tribal and the joyful freedom of cabaret, this is some of the most fun you and your dance friends can have! OTS is a creation of Ziah and the Awalim Dance Company of Atlanta, GA. It is a group improvisational format based on American Tribal Style (ATS) by Carolena Nericcio and Fat Chance Belly Dance. This Improv dialect format has over 100 moves that span across ATS, modern Egyptian, classic Egyptian, American cabaret, Lebanese cabaret, Turkish, and many more! The label “Tribal” indicates that the dancers create and perform as a group or tribe. Each day will cover different moves which can be taken together or separately.
08-02
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.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Silvertree Souq (space 98) PTSD, Sound-Triggered Anxiety, and the SCA Lady Amani Masha'al al-Sabti Discussion on PTSD, Sound-Triggered Anxiety, some of the ramifications within the SCA, and ways in which some of us are helping the community. Discussion will include some of the history and definitions of PTS, PTSD, and STA; the issues people face within the Society when suffering from these ailments; and a discussion of the Canon Advanced Warning System (CAWS). This is not a therapy counseling session, nor lecture on treatment options, classifications, or diagnoses. This is solely a non-medical, non-professional discourse provided by the designer of the CAWS program and someone with personal experience with STA/PTS.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Make a Belt Favor Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a belt favor to wear and display!
08-02
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Sketch Comedy Typhainne Du Navarre Learn how to develop, write and perform scripts for sketch comedy. Learn how to make a lineup for performance, rehearsal, staging, and much more!
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Throw Away Your Wristwatch Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Discussion of scientific principles so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Necklines, Cuffs, and Hems for 14th-C. Garments Baroness Nicolette Bonhomme Learn to sew necklines, cuffs, and hems for 14th-century dresses and tunics based on extant garments. The stitches are simple. This class is accessible both to the beginning sewer and to the more advanced sewer who wants to make their garments more authentic. Demos of the stitches in various states of progress as well as finished garments will be passed around. There is a handout; contributions toward handout costs are gratefully accepted but not required.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 6 Learn to Knit! Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne [YouthU] Want to learn to knit? In this class, we will learn to cast on, garter stitch, and how to bind off. Geared for youth participants.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 With These Knots I Bind My Camp Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Before cordless drills and screws, before plentiful cheap nails, even before glue, there was knotted cord holding our lives together. Sadly, most of us barely know how to tie even two or three knots. My guarantee: You will learn to master a small handful of knots that will meet almost every need you may have in camp - or double your money back!
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 8 Norse and Rus Women's Head Coverings Mistress Rannvaeig orraärmr Eskilskona Explore possible hair knots, braids, wraps and coverings derived from extant images of Scandinavian Norse (Viking) and Rus/Slavic tribal women. Bring a scarf or a long piece of material to learn how to wrap your hair. (This class will not cover the British Isles caps or Western Scandinavia.)
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 9 KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theater experience creating a staged reading of the script Ben Johnson's Volpone (The Fox). A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition is necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed on Friday 8/3 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6 pm. Sponsored by Known World Players.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Handy whether you're lost in the Bog, a survivalist, or simply want to know what your persona would have known. Please note: this is a daytime astronomy class!
08-02
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Contentezza D'Amore Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contentezza D'Amore, one of the most beautiful of the 16th-century balli! I will be teaching the version from Nobiltà di Dame, Master Caroso's second book, wherein he corrects all the errors of his first; if you think you already know it, be warned! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-02
14:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Eat Like a Roman for Youth Youth University [YouthU/TeenU 12+] Learn about Roman dining etiquette and traditions while sampling a Roman dish (or 2!).
08-02
14:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Class Master Osman Usta We will be rehearsing past songs for performance this year, and teaching the Ottoman martial composition "Ceddin Deden," that was/is commonly performed in the Mehteran Janissary Band. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: an Ottoman song "Ceddin Deden" and its history; the musical modality Makam Huseyni; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 3 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-02
14:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam with Siri! Part 2 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature in four parts. Bring a music stand (some loaners available) and your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). You might wish to try a different instrument. New (Harmony brand) Soprano recorders will be available for $4.
08-02
14:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Chen Tai Chi Basics Hilary Come learn the fundamental movements of Chen Tai Chi, the traditional martial art of Chenjiagou. Chen Tai Chi is the original martial art form that all modern day schools of tai chi were derived from. Started by Chen Bu in the 14th century and codified by Chen Wangting in the 17th century, Chen Tai Chi has a long lineage that is alive and thriving in the present day. Come experience the basics of this rich martial art form with Hilary!
08-02
14:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Clothespin Dolls Countess Margerite Eisenwald Make a doll to enjoy while at Pennsic.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Amphitheater Improving Your Improv: Choosing to Know Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Take “yes, and...” a step further in this class by focusing on making decisions about the scene by “choosing to know.” In improv, your character always knows what is going on, even if you do not. This class will focus on exercises and games to make decisions on the fly as your character. Learn to react as your character and keep a scene going no matter what is thrown at you.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Hounds Abound! Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain Come learn about dogs in the Middle Ages! We'll be looking at different types of dogs, how they were cared for, what were they used for and how they fit into everyday life.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Conversational Old English Hengist Gromhydig the Saexon A travelogue phrasebook style class for travelling through Anglo-Saxon England. We will go through common Old English phrases that will allow the traveler to function as they visit the various kingdoms in the Heptarcy.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 5 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs, (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated. CD may be available.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Handy whether you're lost in the Bog, a survivalist, or simply want to know what your persona would have known. Please note: this is a daytime astronomy class!
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 14 Conception, Pregnancy and Birth in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Back in sagas through medieval times, pregnancy was not easy to undergo; childbirth without anesthesia was worse. One had to ward the mother from bears, the Underjordiske (Under-Earth Ones), malignant curses, and more. Learn what amulets to carry, what actions would shoo away dangers to the pregnant woman, as well as during childbirth and after the baby was born. The role of the midwife (hjelpekone) was critical in the actual birthing process. Some of these practices were logical and medically sound; others were pure fantasy. Please note that this class is for educational information only, and is not meant as medical advice.
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 15 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi and basic documentation. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Getting Involved at Events & with Your Local Group Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Bog U Beyond the Baba Yaga Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Come and learn about fascinating creatures and critters of Russian folklore.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent New Italianate Dances for Teaching Beginners Thl Henry of Maldon Scadiana Nuova and Luna Amorosa, two new dances designed to orient beginners to steps and figures of dances in the Caroso tradition.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi A review of board games previously taught and opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper amulet.
08-02
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. String provided as part of the class fee.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Combat Lists open.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Learn to Weave Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn a simple weaving technique. Appropriate for 3-9 year olds.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry for Non-Heralds Lady Melodia Beaupel Thinking of submitting a name or device? Come get a quick and dirty overview of what to expect and how to understand what a herald is saying. There will be time for private consultations if desired.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Chainmaille for Beginners Youth University [TeenU 13-17] Will show basic 4-in-1 and Byzantine chain making. Will have some supplies. Bring 2 pairs of pliers if you can; I will have spares.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Introduction to Whisky Lord Patricio De Cordoba For those interested in learning about whisky. The class covers history, laws governing spirits, and production and includes a "how to taste and appreciate". Samples for 20 people. Some cups will be provided, but it's suggested you bring your own glass. Age 21 and over.
08-02
16:00
1.5 Bog U Melodic Music Realizations on Basse Danse Tenors Master Albrecht Catsprey Melodic Realizations is a lecture and applied class on the methods to write melodic divisions above a 15th-century basse danse tenor line. A solid knowledge of basic theory is required. Bring instruments as we will play some of the monstrosities we come up with.
08-02
16:00
1.5 Dance Tent Advanced 15th-Century Dance: Fia Guilemina a due Countess Judith de Northumbria The most complicated, yet elegant, 15th-century couple's dance of which we know. You and your partner will impress both the crowd and yourselves.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-02
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recounting History in Song Lady Cobflaith ingen Sitriucca We will look at some period examples of history told in song format, and then I will teach how to reduce your chosen historical subject into to a concise, entertaining piece (with a singalong hook, if you like). I have written a number of pieces this way, and will perform at least a couple of them and explain how I wrote them. Then, we will write! I will have sources to choose from, or you can bring your own. You can write alone or in a group, but the idea is that we all at least start our own pieces and share our progress, workshop-style. Bring paper and something to write with if you can!
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Making Your Own Rune Stave Set Lady Arastorm Rather than just laying out tiles or tossing stones in a pattern, if you make tines or staves (sticks) and toss them, you get greater depth in a reading. How to either split, cut, carve, and color your own tines. I will bring wood; bringing your own knife or wood would be helpful, but not required. How to use them will be discussed.
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 14 Faience/Egyptian Paste Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Described as the first engineered material, faience is a non-clay ceramic that is said to be a precursor technology to glass-making. Learn about the history, composition, production, and social meaning of this technology. A particular focus will be given to its relationship with glass-making. The instructor hopes to have samples of small fired-faience items and faience paste available for attendees to see.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-02
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
08-02
18:00
3.0 Youth Point Tween/Teen Night Lady Family Point A chance for tweens and teens to chill and come together in a spot with lights and table space. Games, electronics, art, and conversation welcome. Often there are snacks. Unstructured but adults are present. Curfew rules still are in play and teens/tweens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-02
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-02
19:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara - look for signs!) Raunch & Romance: Oral Recitations Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Come listen to period and period-inspired pieces in the lush surrounds of the Courtesan College. To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. Age 18+.
08-02
19:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learning to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches.
08-02
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-02
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.
08-02
20:00
0.75 Bog U Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-02
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent English Revels Thl Henry of Maldon Come one and all to the solemn revel and post-revel (and a little banquet too) at which we shall dance the Old Measures and other English dances. For those who do not know all of the Old Measures, printed memoranda shall be available.
08-02
21:00
1.0 University Point (Univiersity square.) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-03
07:00
2.0 Archery Open and Period Flight Shoot Lord Naran Numuchi Flight Shoot hosted by Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde. Open handbow, period handbow, crossbow. Farthest of 6 arrows.
08-03
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-03
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 (first week) is more linear; Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-03
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Make it Fit! Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh How to create scroll texts that will fit the space you've been given.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Making Russian Spun Cording Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair Ever needed a specific size or color of cording and couldn’t find it? I'll show you how cheap and easy it is to make your own. As time allows, students will have a chance to make and take a piece of metallic cording called "Waste of Time" in Russian. Examples of my Russian embroidery will be on display.
08-03
09:00
3.0 A&S 2 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 3 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials Master Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 You Too Can Warp and Weave on a Warp-Weighted Loom Thl Hrólfr á Fjárfelli You will learn how to warp a warp-weighted loom, knit heddles and weave. I will have a card-weaving demo for the header band and two tabletop looms to show and practice the different stages of the entire process. The class is in 2 parts. The first hour is a demo where I will go over each step. The second hour is hands-on, where you can try it out yourself.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 HS Summer Math Help and Challenge Problems Lord Alaxandr [TeenU] Teenagers (and others)! Do you have summer math work? Algebra through AP calculus. Get some help, help one another, or try the challenge problems. Don't make your parents have to remind you to open the book you carried to Pennsic. ;-)
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Thl Arias Beltran del Valle Reaching people who are interested in the SCA can be difficult; reaching a large number at once even more so. In this class, Æthelmearc Media Liaison and broadcast journalist THL Arias Beltran del Valle discusses how to reach out to modern media and share activities and events with them, while also adhering to Society media policies. Includes what to do (and not to do!) when the media arrives at an event. Included in the discussion will be suggestions on how to make an event more interesting to news outlets. We'll touch on rights given to the reporters and to participants. We'll also discuss who should be involved in preparations for meeting the media at an event, and how to present the best face for your group!
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 House Haunters Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Just what are the things that go bump in the night? Take a close look into dark corners and under the bed, if you dare, to find out the truth about boggarts, brownies, bugbears and other long-legged beasties!
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Wool Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn This is a hands-on class teaching how to make wool buttons: those tiny little round pea-sized buttons seen on so many of the finer medieval garments. We will follow the pattern suggested by the Museum of London, but the steps are made easier for those who have never made buttons before.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Rob Peter to Feed Paul: More Feast for Less Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to plan and produce a fabulous, reasonably historic feast on the cheap. A king's dinner on village headman's budget is not only possible, it's fun! Learn how to waste less and serve more without going crazy.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Survey of Rapier Hangers and Sword Belts Lord Brendan Firebow Looking to dress up your kit, or maybe just find a place for your sword when not stabbing an opponent? We will take a look at different styles of later period sword belts, go over design, layout and construction, material options, where to find hardware, and how to wear the belt.
08-03
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1.5 A&S 13 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.
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3.0 A&S 14 Easy Quilted "No Sew" Ornament Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a quilted "No Sew" ornament using rectangular fabric pieces and straight pins. Kits will be available or you can bring your own fabric. If you use your own fabric, bring 16 pre-cut pieces (2" x 3") of cotton or linen in two different colors. Patterned material can be used but the pattern must be small. Find a picture (printed on fabric) for the center (picture itself should be no bigger than 1.5" square). The overall center piece needs to be 3" square and you'll 2 of them. You'll need a box of #17 straight pins, 3/4" wide ribbon 12" long (so it corresponds to the fabric you've chosen), 1/4" wide ribbon, 60" long (can be 2 different colors, each 30" long), and 1/8" wide ribbon (8" long). 12 years and older please.
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3.0 A&S 15 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl barbara webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
08-03
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1.0 Dance Tent Easy Dances for Children and Parents Mistress Sol la Cantor Early morning dancing to joyfully start the day for toddlers and up. Dances will be taught with simplified steps at times. Children can dance with their parents and friends. Free movement to music is encouraged in between dances. Please bring a parent with you even if dancing with a friend.
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09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
08-03
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3.0 Hunters Home (M 01 We are on top of the hill above the castle. ) Viking Age Glass Bead-Making Lady Thyri erbewyfe Learn how to make a glass bead over a fire. We will be using the bellows to heat a charcoal fire to heat glass and form beads. Be prepared to take a turn at the bellows. We are playing with fire, so please dress appropriately.
08-03
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3.0 Irontree Works (169) Viking-Age Clay Pot Cooking Mistress Katriona ni Chonarain Learn how to cook lunch in a clay pot. There will be a selection of ingredients, a fire, and information. I will have a class set of specially-priced small Viking-age pots available at Irontree Works merchant booth, and there will be a class fee for supplies. We will talk about what ingredients were available where during the Viking Age, sources, and cooking methods. Ten students will leave class with a pot of cooked lunch.
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Knot Tying Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Ten knots for camp and everyday life. Class limited to 10 kits.
08-03
09:00
4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
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2.0 RS1 Intro to Euclid's Elements Lady Marina Wymarc Introduction to the primary geometry text for pre-1600 Europe, including structure and logic of the text in general and of the first several proofs.
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1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Rune Making Countess Margerite Eisenwald Use craft sticks to make runes. Build your name, a good luck charm, or a sign for your camp. Recommended for ages 3-9.
08-03
09:30
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Qigong and Taiji Flow Jie Kui Lin Qigong and taiji exercises have been used for health and well-being in China for many centuries. This class will include many ancient moves that will help you get ready for your day at Pennsic, whether it’s going to war, battling the vendors, or just relaxing in camp. This is a follow along qigong-style set to music. No experience or special abilities required; just come and enjoy the movement. This is part 3 of a 3-part series on qigong.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Left-Handed Calligraphy Thl Padraig O'Branduibh A hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-03
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Textile Creation Various Coordinators Linen, flax, silk and wool all require multiple arts to create fabric. These will be displayed.
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7.0 Artisan's Row B Embellishing Textiles Various Coordinators Embroidery, applique, bobbin lace and needlework are ways of embellishing. These will be demonstrated.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Cooking Fires Are Not Bonfires Baroness Gwynnyd “Sure, I can help you with your cooking fire! I make excellent bonfires! Fire is fire, right?” Wrong. It’s not as easy as just being able to make a good fire. Learn how to manage a fire for different types of food and cooking techniques from two experienced "over the fire" cooks. No real fire involved in this class.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Stitching Temari: Wrapped and Woven Patterns Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Temari balls are wrapped, stitched, and woven into beautiful, colorful patterns that are impressive out of all proportion with how easy they are. In this class, we'll create a simple wrapped and woven design. Kit includes three colors of floss, marking thread, ball base, and needles, or you're welcome to bring your own materials.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Herbed Ale: Gruit Demystified. Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli The history of Low Country gruit ale, as found in contemporary sources. Includes detailed information on ingredients and possible brewing techniques. Historic gruit ale is quite a different beer from modern herbal gruit ale. This class will explore the factual history of this exciting beer, and the dangers in research of assuming interpretations are fact.
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1.0 A&S 12 Structure of Elizabethan Tragedy Lady Ursula Mortimer We will analyze the five-act structure of 16th-century English drama and consider how it relates to the movement of the plots of several plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Bog U Hand and Foot Massage for Lovers and Others Lady Crimson Kate McPhee Be the most popular gentle in your camp and maybe even all of Pennsic! Learn simple techniques to relax friends and loved ones. Pennsic is hard on the body, particularly the feet. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your innate massage skills. Bring a partner, but if you don't have one, you will be paired up with a fellow classmate. Wear comfortable clothing and easy-to-remove footwear. Also, bring a towel or mat to lie on the floor. If you have difficulty being on the floor, we will arrange to have you work seated.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-03
10:00
1.5 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) PPF Reigi: Japanese Etiquette and Formal Dining Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir How Not to Embarrass Yourself in Japan. Learn the basic rules of polite society for pre-modern Japan. We all have social rules and rituals. However, these rules and rituals are often very different for different cultures. Learn (and practice) the basic rules of polite society for pre-modern Japan. Topics covered will include walking, standing and sitting, bowing, opening and closing doors, formal dining, and giving and receiving gifts. This class draws upon a 1380 Japanese etiquette instructional manual, later Japanese writings on correct dining, a sixteenth-century Portuguese account of proper behavior in Japan, and the contemporary teachings of Urasenke and Ogasawara-ryu. Shoes will be removed for the workshop. Please bring a fan with you if you have one.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Dance Tent Cecil Sharp Dances Reconsidered Thl Henry of Maldon What can we learn from another look at dances that came from Cecil Sharp versions? Includes Picking of Sticks, Rufty Tufty, Lady Cullen, Newcastle.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
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 view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Beginning Recorder Mistress Azza al Shirazi The Renaissance recorder is a handy, lightweight, and versatile musical instrument. Learn how to play a soprano, alto, or tenor recorder. You don't even need to know how to read music! Please bring your own recorder. Fingering charts will be provided. Sheet music will also be provided if you wish, and you can record the teacher to remember how the songs go so you can practice at home. We will learn dance tunes so you can play for dances at events!
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theater experience creating a staged reading of the script Ben Johnson's Volpone (The Fox). A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition is necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed on Friday 8/3 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6 pm. Sponsored by Known World Players.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 8th Annual Poker Card Tournament Lord Ælfwine se Pyttel This is a bear pit-style format where the loser of the bout stays to fight the next fencer. Fencers stay until they have won or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field, whether they won or lost, shall receive a poker card and shall keep up to 7 cards. The winner of the tournament shall be determined by the best poker hand of 5 cards. This format will be run twice to determine two winners. There will also be a volunteer winner chosen at random from the marshals that help assist in running the tournament. You could win by playing or by volunteering!
08-03
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman song, Ceddin Deden, played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-03
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-03
10:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Dream Catchers Countess Margerite Eisenwald Use yarn and craft sticks to weave dream catchers.
08-03
10:30
1.5 A&S 6 Stabbing Fabric for Fun and Clothing (Youth Class) Lady Fiore Leonetta Bardi [YouthU 11-17] Learn the basics of hand-sewing, core stitches, techniques for quality sewing, and an overview of tricks and tools. This is a hands-on class teaching how to mend garb and/or sew it completely by hand. This class is meant for young people ages 11-17. No experience is necessary.
08-03
10:30
1.5 A&S 19 SCA 101 Mistress Morwenna Trevethan Getting started in the SCA: history; geography; titles & regalia; what to do in your first year; you've been called into Court - now what?
08-03
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Celtic Knotwork Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes Students will learn a "five dot" technique to create a simple knotwork design. Handout and a pencil will be provided.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce You may see us perform at the Performing Arts Amphitheater and Pavilion at Pennsic, SCA events, feasts and parties. So are you curious about "those commedia performers?" This class will cover the basics of commedia dell'arte and include information from Lady Sophia the Orange's "Intro to Commedia" handout along with assistant instructors, Andres Reed and Emma Barfoot, commedia fools from troupe Vagando Stoliti! You don't want to miss the foolish fun!
08-03
11:00
4.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Embroider Your Heraldry! Mistress Jaqueline de Molieres Learn two quick and easy stitches for embroidering heraldry. You will be shown examples of Long Arm Cross Stitch and Kloster Stitch, and then you will learn both stitches. These are perfect for filling areas of heraldry quickly. Bring embroidery supplies or use mine. There will be free handouts for both stitches.
08-03
11:00
1.5 A&S 3 Intro to Old Norse Poetry: Poetic Language Thl Deirdre O'Bardon Learn poetic language used in writing Old Norse Poetry such as kennings and heiti (which were frequently based on mythology and legends) and unusual word orders. Additionally, you will learn the terminology used to describe characteristics of Old Norse poetry. This class will help you understand all other Old Norse poetry classes that I teach.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Assembling Lamellar Armor Lord Thorfinnr y Elsfiord Lamellar armor is easy to assemble, fits different body sizes and shapes, and is adaptable to body changes. We will discuss plate types and patterning. I will give you suggestions how to develop a template for your body. Though traditionally laced with leather, learn assembly tips when using paracord. There will also be details on leather edging and how to space straps and buckles.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 7 Basic Hand-Embroidery Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Using simple embroidery stitches, students will create a small sampler of period embroidery which can be turned into a small bag suitable for concealing a mobile device. Small hoops (3-4") are available to borrow, or bring your own. Your own scissors will be helpful but are not essential.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
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11:00
1.5 A&S 12 Espionage and Covert Action In the Elizabethan Age Master Morien MacBain A survey of Elizabeth's intelligence service, spymasters, codes, and night's black agents, as well as the litany of conspiracies and plots they faced!
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 16 Late Period Rounds Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
08-03
11:00
4.0 Camp Carpi (N39) Making Glass Beads Using Clay Kiln Lady Irene von Lassan How to make beads in the style of the Vikings using a beehive or volcano-style clay kiln. Both styles of kilns are expected to be available. Class participation encouraged. Come for all or part of the class.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Game of the Goose Lord István Nyiregyhazi Period game in the style of Chutes and Ladders. The game is purely deterministic (dice-based) so it is suitable for children, but for adults it is often played with stakes to make repeated play more interesting. We will review the rules and then play through a game, dice willing.
08-03
11:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Mixing your own Period Paint Set Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Mixing paint from pigments both medieval and modern can be easier than you think! Come make a small set of basic period watercolor paint, and learn about pigments.
08-03
11:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Like a Dancer: Think like a Musician Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri Learn to play zills (finger cymbals) with a musician's ear. With a background in both music and dance, your instructor has found a way to bridge the gap for more successful understanding of rhythmic patterns, timing, and ultimately playing alongside musicians successfully. We will start with a zilling warm-up to increase speed and evenness between the right and left hand, moving on to basic zill patterns used in Middle Eastern dance. Finally, we will play with ways to spice them up with musical understanding. Limited loaner sets of zills will be available, however, it is recommended to come with your own set that fit your fingers. This class will have quite a bit of seated time so bring whatever will make you comfortable.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Pile Practice Mistress Azza al Shirazi Do you have a copy of the Pennsic Pile of Music and want to play with other musicians? Bring your Pennsic Pile, music stand, and instruments and we’ll play together! All instruments and skill levels welcome. Bring your requests. I intend to play more obscure tunes that are not often requested for dancing.
08-03
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.
08-03
11:00
2.0 RS1 Music from the Iberian Peninsula Mistress Sol la Cantor Find new music to bring back to your home groups. Bring instruments or voices. Sight-singing skills useful but not required. Music from the Spanish and Portuguese kingdoms from the 13th to 16th centuries. Other languages beside Spanish and Portuguese will be represented. There is an emphasis when learning the songs of understanding a historically-informed use of the languages. Students are highly encouraged to have access to the book by Timothy McGee, Singing Early Music. Sheet music provided.
08-03
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2.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
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2.0 RS3 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
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11:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Viking Bead Necklaces Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a viking bead necklace. Recommended for ages 3-9.
08-03
11:30
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Early Gothic Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Early Gothic calligraphy was a popular hand used during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. In this hands-on class for beginners, students will use a calligraphy marker to learn the techniques needed to write this hand successfully. All materials provided.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Color Beyond Red, Blue, and Yellow Bronwyn Andrus While creating a color wheel, learn to mix the colors you need. By playing and making mistakes now, you'll avoid creating muddy colors when it counts . . . in your art.
08-03
12:00
6.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Lady Avelina del Dolce If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational commedia dell'arte, if you just love improvisation or if you want to challenge yourself and try something new, come to Iron Commedia! Open to all participants, Iron Commedia is not a competition – it is a group challenge where we will craft, cast, and perform a brand new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premiere at the Performing Arts Amphitheater that same day!
08-03
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners I Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the first in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style (which is different), though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 1 In Search of Anglo-Saxon Recipes Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes Is it possible to uncover Anglo-Saxon recipes in known manuscripts? I have a working theory. A review of Ann Hagen's research and other sources on available food stuffs, cooking methods, and known habits that can point us to possible recipes.
08-03
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 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!
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Chemist-Cheese or Basic Cheesemaking Lady Hrosvitha von Celle What happens when you heat up milk and add vinegar? Come find out! Science, only tastier! Class geared towards children but adults are welcome.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Block Carving Lady Serafina Della Torre [TeenU Age 13+] Students who choose to carve will be given a 3"x4" piece of carving material. Students will be given design options but may bring their own design (devices, etc., are popular). Participants are welcome to bring a design to carve but should be sure to reverse the design (mirror image) if the direction of the design matters. An example may be if a bird faces left on one's device, one should print the image with the bird facing right.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Skomorokh: Comedic Minstrel Theatre of Russia Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi With an unbroken lineage spanning more than six centuries, learn of the skomorokhi, the oft-persecuted minstrels, buffoons, harlequins, musicians, and puppeteers of medieval and Renaissance Russia!
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Basic Coinmaking III: Punching and Striking Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Tutorial and hands-on application in punching die face and striking a pewter coin, using punches made in Part I to impress the design in the die face from Part II. End goal is to strike a completed coin as a capstone to the class series. Must have materials from first two classes, but spectators are welcome.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 13 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra [YouthU] Why wear a plain white string? Learn slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Vegetables from the Italian Cookbook Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Recipes for fresh beans in the pod, fried gourds, to make onions in the frying pan, sliced turnips in cheese and butter, and a pea pod recipe.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 15 Viking Wire Weaving Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir A hands-on class for learning to do basic wire weaving, including drawing down and finishing. I will have basic tools and supplies for students, a handout, and kits available for purchase.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Eat a Feast for SCA Newcomers Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler "Are you staying for feast?" Learn what to expect, and what is expected, during mealtimes at an SCA event. Topics will include sideboard vs. feast, feast gear, making a reservation, wet/dry sites, food allergies.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Bog U Research for the Non-Researcher Master Galefridus Peregrinus How to begin a research project, with an introduction to easily available paper and web resources. The teacher is an academic research librarian. We'll talk about free web-based tools, useful apps, and when it might be worth a trip to brick-and-mortar research centers.
08-03
12:00
1.5 Cafe Marhaba (Food court Near Barn) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Dance Thl sionn, the lost Never danced before? No problem! This class starts with basic steps and patterns, then teaches simple English country dances.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 8-14) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga by Patrick Dorn. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm. Children under 12, please bring a parent or guardian.
08-03
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1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Shūji: Taking the Brush - Japanese Calligraphy Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military governments. Epistolatory style and the structure of official documents will be introduced. Participants will learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. We will also discuss paper and signature seals. The bulk of the class will consist of a hands-on calligraphy class similar to those held in Tokyo. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes, ink stones, paper weights, and hanshi-size felt mats if you have them. There will be limited loaner supplies of all of these available at class. Paper and ink is included in the class materials fee.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Redacting Recipes from Period Manuscripts Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes How to communicate over the centuries with that maddening person that thought what he wrote was enough for anyone to make the recipe. An exploration of period sources, tips to unlock the intent without holding a séance. We will then experiment with making a turnip taste good with spices from an Epulario recipe.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 It Was Grown, but Was It Served? Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Many New World foods were grown in European gardens, but few were considered fit to eat. Misconceptions about use of New World foods in period.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Dining with the Sultan: A Taste of Ottoman Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Using actual 15th- and 16th-century Ottoman recipes, we will cook and eat two dishes: a meat dish and a grain or vegetable dish. As we cook, I will discuss Ottoman cuisine in Constantinople, especially that of the palaces. Information includes street food and market regulations. Also what was served to the Sultans and their pages, to European diplomats at palace feasts, and at circumcision festivals for the Sultans' sons. Please bring kitchen knives and pot holders, if you can. Includes recipe handout. Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Gerdany Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya This is a Ukrainian folk craft, using seed beads to create beautiful netting. Class will be making a two-color necklace.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Block Printing Lady Serafina Della Torre [YouthU 12+] Participants will get an introduction to block printing in period, and will have the option to print on a flour sack towel. Pre-made blocks will be available in both European and Indian designs. Participants are welcome to print with pre-made blocks or carve and use an original design, or one from period sources in the block-carving class in the previous session.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Labyrinths Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Labyrinths are found in many cultures. But what are they really? Mazes? The medieval substitute for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem? An intricate pattern? All of the above? This class will try to unravel the mystery.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney 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. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 History of the Hammered Dulcimer and Psaltery Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise An overview of the intertwining history of the psaltery and the hammered dulcimer from their roots in Asia/Middle East and into their European travels. There may be some hands-on time at the end of the class on the dulcimer. Note: This class is discreetly tech friendly. For access to my creative commons sources, bring a storage device or something I can plug a memory stick into and I will gladly share sources and paperless class notes.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class; you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 12 Catalina De Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun Lady Hermina De Pagan This class will go into the personal memoirs of a woman who ran away from a convent in Spain to live as a man in the New World. There will be a roundtable about gender representation in period at the end of the class.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 14 16th-Century Italian Courtesans Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A study of the unique and glamorous lives of the 16th-century "Rock Star Prostitute," their education, skills, lifestyle, clothing, and accomplishments. We will also discuss their clients, fan-base, society’s perception, and their detractors. This is the definitive class on the subject with an extensive handout which includes short essays on sections of the class, a complete book list, and a collection of sources for the proper education of a courtesan. This class is only for individuals 18 and older.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Newcomers' Guide to Pennsic Performing Arts Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi New to Pennsic and wondering what all those shows are each evening? Having trouble finding one of the stages? Want to discover all the fabulous entertainment? Come learn about all the performing arts that Pennsic has to offer!
08-03
13:00
1.0 Bog U Belly Dance Drills Lady Oola Gulabi In this all-levels class, we will drill muscular isolations and layers, footwork and languid movements to help refine your dance. We will include a short warm-up and cool down.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginning Galliards Gregory Blount The galliard is an aerobic 16th-century pan-European dance. Come learn the basics!
08-03
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will go over the rules of tarot, the card game, and play it.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent OTS/Orientale Tribal Style Group Improv Lady Tshaya The world reknowned, yet newest, of the Group Improv formats! Combining the improvisational group fun of tribal and the joyful freedom of cabaret, this is some of the most fun you and your dance friends can have! OTS is a creation of Ziah and the Awalim Dance Company of Atlanta, GA. It is a group improvisational format based on American Tribal Style (ATS) by Carolena Nericcio and Fat Chance Belly Dance. This Improv dialect format has over 100 moves that span across ATS, modern Egyptian, classic Egyptian, American cabaret, Lebanese cabaret, Turkish, and many more! The label “Tribal” indicates that the dancers create and perform as a group or tribe. Each day will cover different moves which can be taken together or separately.
08-03
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Youth Point Story Reading Aardwhin Minstrelsong I will read children's stories of various lengths with a medieval setting. Each story will be 3-37 pages. They are new and fiction, not retelling of sagas already known.
08-03
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Personalizing Scrolls Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh Different ways to make a scroll match the recipient's persona.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beer and Brewing in 16th-Century Germany Master Mikhail Novgorodets A pub crawl through late 1500s Germany, as written by a doctor of the period. Brief discussion of the beers from numerous towns, as well as period beer naming practices. Description of a period brewing system (from raw grain to tapping the barrel), and discussion of possible recipes. (Focus on Einbecker Bier and Braunschweiger Mumme.)
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Project Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself Thl Dmitrii Zhirov There are many opportunities for non-heralds to speak in Court: tournament results, event recaps, presentations, and peerage ceremonies. Learn some of the things you can do, both in preparation and presentation, to keep the people in the back of the room informed and involved.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Venus in Breeches: The Roaring Girl and Gender Viscountess Jimena Montoya Middleton's The Roaring Girl takes its name from a famous figure in early modern London, Mary Frith (aka Moll Cutpurse), a woman famous for her male costume, dueling, and rowdy lifestyle. This city comedy incorporates Moll as a central character, highlighting her non-conformist behavior at the same time that she merrily swaggers her way through it. We'll talk about the play's treatment of gender, particularly of Moll, and some historical contexts for gender roles and gender transgression in Renaissance London. Knowledge of the play is not absolutely necessary, but students should ideally have read the text. (Available in paperback or in a free online edition at: http://www.tech.org/~cleary/roar.html )
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Embroidery for Children and the Young at Heart Baroness Suba al-Hadid Children learned to embroider at a young age in the Middle Ages. Children as young as four years old can manage freehand embroidery.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Adding Color to a Bland Leather World Thl Dafydd ap Alan We often default to natural colors (various browns and tans) for leather goods if we want things to look “period”. However, there is significant evidence that medieval and Renaissance leatherworkers would have had a variety of colors to choose from. This class will discuss sources for period dye recipes and how they might have been used. You’ll be able to see some completed experiments with the dyes and take home copies of some recipes to try at home (both the original text and redacted versions).
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism Thl Faye de Trees We all hear the cries of the populace - or at least the artists-to-be and the volunteers-to-be - that they tried and were rendered low by sharp criticism. Here you can discover proven coaching techniques from a National Park Service Registered Coach. Learn to shape artistic performance and presentation or volunteer service into something that serves the Dream rather than drives people away!
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 10 Make & Take a Fabric-Painted Pouch Lady Margaret Lad Paint a fabric pouch using a stencil, then learn to fingerloop braid the drawstring closure. Students will leave with a finished product. Provided paint, stencils, fabric, and fiber limited to 20 students. If there is a specific design you would like to paint, then please bring your own stencil or simple template.
08-03
14:00
1.5 A&S 13 Opus Anglicanum Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Come and learn goldwork embroidery! Play with shiny thread! With one easy stitch and a bit of patience, create beautiful pieces! If you have scissors or snips, please bring them, otherwise some will be available to share.
08-03
14:00
1.5 A&S 15 Scadian Journeys: Brittany and Mont St.-Michel Master Morien MacBain Exploring the history, lore, and modern-day travel details for historical, chivalric, religious, Arthurian, and mythic sites across Brittany! Includes Bertrand du Guesclin. The Combat of the Thirty, Merlin's Tomb, the Grail Chapel, Dinan, Rennes, the Forest of Broceliande, the Battle of Auray, the Standing Stones of Carnac, horse rentals, and the living wonder that is Mont St.-Michel!
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Getting Garbed! Clothing for Newcomers Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) Some people come to their first event already knowing exactly who they want to be, what they want to look like, and how to achieve that look. The rest of us must do some research and ask for help.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Bog U Medieval Folk Dance Countess Judith de Northumbria Come learn a variety of pre-1600 dances that would be considered "folk dance" by modern definitions of the term, including set dances and line dances! No experience necessary; left feet welcome!
08-03
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa Lord Andreiko Eferiev Sixteenth-century Italian dance for two, Gracca Amorosa is bouncy, athletic, and tons of fun. Bring friend or find partner there. All steps taught.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Class Master Osman Usta We will be rehearsing past songs for performance this year, and teaching the Ottoman martial composition "Ceddin Deden," that was/is commonly performed in the Mehteran Janissary Band. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: an Ottoman song "Ceddin Deden" and its history; the musical modality Makam Huseyni; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 3 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sketch Comedy Typhainne Du Navarre Learn how to develop, write and perform scripts for sketch comedy. Learn how to make a lineup for performance, rehearsal, staging, and much more!
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Busking 101 Lord Ian Douglas An introduction to busking or street performing. This is a hands-on class so bring your show! No fire please.
08-03
14:00
2.0 West Battlefield Dwarves vs. Giants Master Cariadoc This is a series of combats and melées between fighters five and a half feet and under and fighters six and a quarter feet and over.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Youth Point Feltmaking for Kids Lady Thyri erbewyfe [YouthU] We will wrap a bar of soap in wool and felt the wool using water and a lot of elbow grease. You will get wet; bring a towel! Soap and wool provided. I will bring a variety of soap types, including some hypo-allergenic bars. If you want a specific kind of soap, bring it with you.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Isn't Scary: Scribing and Scrolls Lady Thea de Nes Ever wonder about the people who make the beautiful awards that are given out at Court and competitions? Ever want to be one? Ever considered becoming a scribe, but said to yourself, “I could never do that” – or thought that it’s too hard, too time consuming, too expensive? Come and explore the basics of the scribal arts with the current Deputy for New Scribes of Atlantia. Learn the tools and materials, the tricks of the trade, the possibilities for getting started. This is a chance for those both new to the SCA and new to scribing (calligraphy and illumination) to poke through an experienced scribe's “toybox”. If you’ve gotten a start on scribing but have questions, quandaries, and examples of your work so far, bring them. One of the best ways to improve your skills is to share with other artisans.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Calligraphy Pen Petting Zoo Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir As long as the pen gets the ink on the page, it doesn't matter what you use for calligraphy. However, some projects are better with the right tools. Come discuss the different kinds and try out something new. There will be a demonstration of quill cutting and information about supplies and resources.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshal Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 The "I Can’t Cook Guide" to Medieval Eating Duchess Melisande de Belvoir If you can’t (or don’t) cook, how can you bring medieval-ish food to events for breakfast, lunch, or potlucks? It’s easier than you think!
08-03
15:00
3.0 A&S 4 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools Master Gunnarr Alfljot Silversmithing on a budget. Survey and demonstration of tools for use with nonferrous metals. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive, Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it is a versatile stitch that was used in colorful embroideries. It goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch. In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect. We will look at photos of a wide variety of extant examples. Then, those new to the stitch will learn to do the stitch.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Growing Up in The SCA: A Roundtable Youth University [YouthU] Ages 9-15 How do you build your own experience, separate from your parents when you've been in the SCA since birth? Come find out. Meet youth and adults who have done just that, and learn about how to make the SCA more than just that thing your parents drag you to.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beaded Flowers 1: Rose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature rose in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Walk Like a Phoenician: Dance in Ancient Sources Lady Melanie de la Tour A basic history of ancient belly dance, based on Greek and Roman sources. NB: this is a dance history class, not a dance performance class.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 14 The Friggin’ Holy Roman Empire Baron Timothy Garagchan o'Leitrim Why do I need to know about the Holy Roman Empire? Weren’t they incredibly weak, out of control, irrelevant to my persona, and ultimately unsuccessful? Why should I know anything about these people for my greater enjoyment of the SCA?
08-03
15:00
2.0 Bog U Improv: Beginning to Play Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Start your path for learning improvisation theatre with some simple vocal and physical warm-up exercises!
08-03
15:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval across from Pennmart) Making Your Own Rune Stave Set Lady Arastorm Rather than just laying out tiles or tossing stones in a pattern, if you make tines or staves (sticks) and toss them, you get greater depth in a reading. How to either split, cut, carve, and color your own tines. I will bring wood; bringing your own knife or wood would be helpful, but not required. How to use them will be discussed. You can split tines from a "wrist size" branch (bring a sturdy knife if you have one), or an approximately 8-inch (pencil size) twigs, preferably from a fruit or nut tree, or one that offered its wood to you. In this case clippers would be helpful.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent SCA Dance for Total Beginners Lord Hakon Hrafnsson Curious about SCA dancing but never tried it before? This class is for you! We'll learn some very basic steps and then use simple terms to learn an easy dance from four different traditions: Inns of Court, English Country, bransles, and Italian. Specific dances are Queen's Almain, Rufty Tufty, Double/Single Bransle, and Petit Vriens.
08-03
15:00
3.0 East Battlefield Siege Engine Inspection Master Scheduler Please note: location change! Siege engine inspections will take place on the battlefield per usual. However, siege projectile inspections will take place at the Siege Tent at the west end of the row of marshal tents. All siege engines intended for use in official martial activities at Pennsic 47 must be inspected during one of the official inspection times. Siege projectiles are welcome during the official inspection times, with re-inspection following any battle that includes siege. All projectiles must have the day's inspection paint.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Very Old Games: Mancala Lord Aldred æt Aclum Mancala refers to a huge, ancient family of games that involve moving or "sowing" stones or "seeds" into pits with a goal of capturing the most stones. Mancala games have been played at least since 1000 BC, and there are hundreds of both traditional and modern versions. Learn some history and stay to play a few versions.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Music to Pass the Time Mistress Deonna von Aachen Did you ever find time at an event where there just wasn't anything to do while you waited for the feast to be served or court was running late? What could be better than to break into song? Here is a collection of songs that are easy and fun to sing. Music will be provided or bring your copy of my booklet.
08-03
15:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): ME&WDE Tech and Lighting Check Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
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.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Best of the Knowne Worlde Rapier Tourney Lord Cyrus Augur Come one, come all! Come watch the best of the best fight! Open only to those with a grant-level rapier awards, MoD, Knights, and Masters of Arms.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Combat Lists open.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Youth Point Open Crafting! Parent Supervised: Catapults! Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a catapult! This activity is appropriate for 4-9 year olds. 4-6 year olds may need direct adult help.
08-03
16:00
1.5 A&S 15 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago Master Morien MacBain We will examine the legends, history, and lore of the Camino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. Taught by former pilgrims. ¡Buen camino!
08-03
16:00
3.0 Dance Tent An Enchanted Picnic Countess Judith de Northumbria Shed the shackles of modernity and join us for an enchanted afternoon of dancing, dining, story telling, singing, conversation - all in persona! This gathering shall be reminiscent of the picnics and noble gatherings described in works such as the Decameron and the Book of the Courtier. Whether or not you have a fully developed persona, come partake in a magical afternoon. Come prepared with a period-style story to tell, song to sing, dance to do or share. We shall even have the pleasure of a master lutenist to play for us!
08-03
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-03
16:00
2.0 Duchy of Arindale Intro to Glass Bead-Making with a Modern Torch Baroness Ingegerd Kastanrazi Learn the basics of glass bead-making using ancient principles, glass rod, and a modern hot torch. Basic history of glass included.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Folk Tunes of the Elizabethan Era Gregory Blount Learn to sing some Elizabethan music, including various broadside ballads and tunes collected by Thomas Ravenscroft, the first collector of folk music. After class, join us to sing our way around the lake at 9 pm on Sunday, August 5th!
08-03
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Refreshment Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M,W,F Peace week, M, F War Week.
08-03
17:00
1.5 A&S 3 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Thl Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! (And don't miss when we do it again on War Week Thursday!) Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
08-03
18:00
1.0 Bog U Period Oil Lamps; Light Up the Bog! Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oil lamps were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safeoil lamps still are! Learn how to camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. Taught at Bog University this year; inexpensive wick kits and free oil will be available to allow everyone to depart the class with a burning oil lamp. Let's light up the Bog!
08-03
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
08-03
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Youth Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Youth Readers' Theatre will perform * The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga* by Patrick Dorn. This will be a script-in-hand performance by the youth of Pennsic, ages 8-14. This type of performance does not have costumes, sets, or lighting. Sponsored by the Known World Players. Open to all performers 8-14; see class listings for rehearsal details.
08-03
18:00
3.0 Youth Point Tween/Teen Night Lady Family Point A chance for tweens and teens to chill and come together in a spot with lights and table space. Games, electronics, art, and conversation welcome. Often there are snacks. Unstructured but adults are present. Curfew rules still are in play and teens/tweens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 1 PPF Chōyō no Sekku: Planning a Japanese Event Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Planning a high verisimilitude Japanese event in the Autumn of 2020. Technical and organizational challenges and how to solve them will be discussed. Please attend if you are interested in working at this event. There are a few team leader openings and the event is actively seeking: thespians, archers, sumo wrestlers, and food service workers. Those working in food service will be eligible for a special reduced registration rate.
08-03
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-03
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts This is a staged reading of the script Volpone (the Fox) by Ben Johnson. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. Sponsored by Known World Players. See class listings for rehearsal details. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
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.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Evening Activities Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Armored games.
08-03
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Flamingo Ball Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse Flamingos flock, prance, fly and stand about elegantly. Dances will be in sets to reflect these flamingo habits. Pink and coral clothing is encouraged. Light refreshments provided.
08-03
21:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent David Anthony, The Creepy Bard Pennsic Performing Arts Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush, and wonder where you left the whiskey. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
21:00
1.0 University Point (Univiersity square.) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-03
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Lorelei Skye: Songs of Humor, Whimsy, and Woe! Pennsic Performing Arts Lorelei Skye returns performing yesteryear and original songs of humor, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
07:00
3.5 Chirurgeons' Point (Corner of St. Lawrence Way and Brewer's Rd.) 6th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 7 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome, and participants may join for as much or as little distance as desired. Wearing medieval-style tunics and presenting as medieval an appearance as is practicable is encouraged.
08-04
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-04
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Discovering a Calligraphic Hand That Suits You Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh A hand that matches your personal handwriting is easier to learn and more enjoyable to practice. We will explore and experiment.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Archery Saint Sebastian’s Shoot IX Master Janyn Fletcher A day of fun-filled archery with more than ten stations of creative novelty targets, hosted by the Atlantian archery community.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 2 Fun with Site Tokens: Show 'n Tell Lady Alison Wodehalle Our local group hosted a Known World event, and had to decide whether we should have site tokens and how to make them cost-effective. Should they be something period? Should they have the date and the event name on them? Should they be purchased or made by the populace? We will discuss our experience, but also want to learn from you! Please bring site tokens, and share your story of how you/your group came up with the idea, cost, other options, etc. We are hoping to have everyone go home with lots of ideas!!
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 3 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles This class will focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Medieval Irish and Anglo-Saxon Beads Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin We'll start with an overview of the history of glass beads. We will then go more in depth into medieval Irish and Anglo-Saxon glass beads including the different bead types and how they were worn in those cultures. We will have our own projects and documentation to share with the class.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Enjoy Your Drawers: 16th-C Florentine Underwear Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer This class will compare modern recreations of Italian drawers in relation to period depictions and extant examples. A brief introduction to the bara measuring system will be included, followed by a patterning demonstration using custom bara tapes. We will also discuss decorating your drawers in period style or having fun with modern decorations. Why not enjoy your drawers?
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beginning Tablet Weaving for Teens Lady Johanna de Bletsho [TeenU] Come and learn the basics of tablet weaving: how to read a pattern, thread the cards, and weave a basic pattern. We'll talk a little bit about the history and use of tablet-woven bands, but mostly this will be hands-on. A limited number of basic looms available.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Alternative Scandinavian and Other Wirework Chains Master Michael Graham Discussion of variants of chains found in the archaeological context, not including trichonopoly. Reproduced examples will be shown.
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1.0 A&S 8 Historical Uses of Poisons Thl Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 The SCA and the IRS Mistress Elonda Blue Haven IRS for fun and non-profit or how to lose our 501(c)(3) standing in five easy steps. This class is for everyone in the SCA. Over 100 non-profits lose their IRS standing every year. How to avoid that happening to the SCA. This is not a dry lecture. Questions are encouraged.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 12th-Century Women's Clothing Mistress Briony of Chatham An overview of 12th-century women's clothing, including the elusive bliaut. This class examines period sources outside of the Chartres Portal Sculpture box to explore how women's clothing was made in the 12th century.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Cheese Selection: Green, New, Old and Others Lady Hrosvitha von Celle Ever read a recipe that calls for "green cheese" and have no idea what they are talking about? This class will go over common terms found in recipes used to describe cheeses and what would be a good selection. We will also discuss the different results of using different cheeses in recipes. Samples of a redacted dish using different types of cheeses will be available for tasting. Bring your questions and let's figure it out! Class will focus on European recipes.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Ded Reckoning: Navigation in the Age of Columbus Lord Brian of Stonemarche How did early explorers know where they were and how did they get home? We'll explore the basics of ded reckoning and walk through some examples. Bring your own protractor and graph paper if you have them. I'll have some to share. Uses high school-level math (geometry, algebra, resulting in vector addition). Don't worry. I'll teach you if you don't already know.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Courtesan Persona 101 Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This is an adults only class for those interested in portraying a courtesan persona in the SCA. People of all ages over 18 and all genders welcome. We will be discussing how to speak and act like an elite sex worker and how to handle a number of situations you might find yourself in while in persona at events. For a list of content warnings or any further information, please contact Ginevra at ginevrafiammettadisilvestri@gmail.com.
08-04
09:00
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. 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 for body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making your pattern.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Blue List Pennsic Day of Deeds: The Viking Raid Part 1 Sir Stefan Ulfkelsson Based upon several other Wars and their historically based fighting scenarios, this one will have three components to get more people involved. This is Part 1 which is the Heavy Battle/Raid. This will be based upon a fictional raid of a group of Eastern Norse personas (Scandinavian, Icelandic, Irish, etc.) against Western Norse personas (Varangian and Rus) at a trading center during the 9th to 11th centuries. Authenticity/admittance rules will also be provided in advance by Facebook group "Pennsic Day of Deeds" and questions may be asked there as well. The scenario will be fought five times, taking turns being defenders and attackers The last one will be by flip of a coin to determine who attacks/defends. Based upon attire, teams will be determined. Lamellar is strictly Western; chainmail can be either side depending upon under-clothing, and soft kits (clothing only with hidden armor) will also be determined by marshals. Sides will be made as even as possible in order to make strategy and prowess rule the day. Kit and weapons inspection will begin at 9 am sharp with sides determined during inspections. Each side will select its own Jarl who will lead the battle to follow. After each battle the Band can choose to keep the leader or select a new one. Candidates who wish to be Jarl will have a brief time to say why they should be a Jarl themselves, or they may use a Skald to support themselves. They may use bribery to secure the position. In order to be a participant in the battle each person must bring a piece of loot to be given to the winning team at the end of the battles and then distributed by the final winning Jarl. Additional loot/largess is strongly encouraged for great acts of bravery, prowess, for water bearers, marshals, etc. After this, there will be a brief break and a second area (Runestone Hill) will be available as a mock trading center. Spectators are asked to wear their finest garb, ideally of a Norse or Norse-related group. Another inspection will be required for entry into this phase. Please see Pennsic Day of Deeds: The Trading Center for details on this scenario. Kit Inspection: The three primary marshals will have final say in admittance. if questions arise, contact Stefan Ulfkelsson (Facebook name the same) in advance. Kits not meeting criteria will not be allowed on the field. Combat Conventions: The battle will use standard SCA-blow acknowledgement with the following additions: 1. All combatants are considered to be fully engaged at all times. Remember, this will likely be a small melee 2. Controlled body contact is permitted. Any over-zealous misuse of this is grounds for immediate removal from the battle at the marshals' discretion. We are not encouraging injuries; we are allowing a more period-looking battle. 3. If your weapon is dropped, you may attempt to recover it, draw a secondary weapon if you have one, yield or run. You are not helpless unless you determine you are! 4. Fighters knocked to the ground may be "pinned" by a spear by applying firm pressure (not repeated blows; just firm pressure) with the spear's tip. Warriors pinned are dead regardless of armor worn. 5. Strikes to the leg will render the fighter incapacitated. 6. Thrusts to the leg will allow the fighter to fight from a kneeling position only. 7. Shields may be used passively (slung over the back in a period manner) and may provide proof from blows as if armored. 8. Striking with shields, hafts or weapon guards is not permitted and may result in immediate removal from the battle at the marshals' discretion. 9. Intentionally tripping an opponent by body part, armor or weapon is not permitted. Armored Areas: ---Warriors may accept 2 strikes in rapid succession to the top of the helm before death. ---The top of the helm is considered proof against a thrust. ---Warriors may accept 2 strikes in rapid succession to areas covered by chain mail before death. ---Chain mail is considered proof against thrust from a single-handed weapon. ---Chain mail is considered proof against thrust from a two handed axe. ---Chain mail is not considered proof against thrust from spears. Danish Axes (two-handed axes): ---Danish axes require only one strike to kill through helms. ---Danish axes require only one strike to kill through chain mail. ---Three quickly repeated blows with a Danish axe to a shield destroys the shield, and the opponent must immediately drop the shield. This applies to passively slung shields as well. Kit Requirements: Basic Appearance: ---Fabrics should be of wool, linen, silk or suitable look-a-likes. Blatantly modern fabrics will not be allowed. ---Colors must be appropriate for un-dyed wool or material dyed with natural dyes (no harsh modern colors). ---Clothing must contain no visible modern features including symbols/logos, zippers or other modern fasteners. ---No visible plastics or other blatantly modern materials. Clothing: ---The combatants should have both over- and under-kyrtles for either Eastern/Western, or under-kyrtle and caftan if Western. Worn with an over-belt(s) or girdle and have appropriate neck closure/design. It may have side slits. ---Pants should be worn and must cover all necessary safety gear (unless splinted over armor of a Varangian style is chosen) for SCA minimum requirements. ---Serviceable leg bindings/wrappings/puttees/winingas are highly encouraged. ---Footwear should be of low ankle boot or shoe style and either turn-shoe construction or a suitable turn-shoe look-a-like. Extra thick soles and/or studs are permissible but covering a modern shoe with a spat (leather covering) is not permitted. Weapons: ---All weapons must meet SCA safety requirements. ---No basket hilts are permitted of any material. Swords and saexes should have a period appropriate cross hilt. Further, the must be single-handed and must not exceed 40 inches. ---Single-handed axes may not exceed 3 feet in total length. ---Spears may not exceed 7 and 1/2 feet in total length and should be clearly recognizable as a Norse-era spear (have a defined shape, not just tape on the rattan). ---Danish axes may not exceed 6 feet and should be clearly recognizable as a Norse-era Danish axe (have a defined head, not just tape on the rattan). ---Spears must be carried by all warriors unless they carry a Danish axe. ---All warriors must carry at least one other weapon (sword, saex or axe). ---Warriors carrying a sword should be of higher status, and their kit should reflect that status (mail shirt or lamellar and finer belt fittings and accessories). Armor: ---All armor must meet SCA safety requirements. ---Helms should be of a variety appropriate to the persona and period reflected by the kit and requirements of the Battle. No visible spun tops are permitted. Helms should have a leather or chain mail drape covering the sides and neck unless the style is appropriate without one. Be prepared to explain why you don't have this. ---SCA-legal body and limb armor is to be hidden under clothing and not be visible in normal motion. Two exceptions: chainmail armor and gauntlets to the previous statement. ---Gauntlets must be worn. They should be made to look not glaringly modern. (Plastic will be accepted but covering it will go a long way to making everyone happy!) ---Gorgets are required and hiding them as best as possible is strongly encouraged. ---Exposed bar grills are acceptable but covering them with chain drapes looks better. We will live with bar grills if we have to! ---Lamellar is acceptable but will immediately move you to the Western side. This is a high-status item and should be reflected in higher-status items in the rest of your kit. Also, your loot should be of high status as well. Good kit=good loot, so don't scrimp! Shield: ---A round shield with a domed boss with a single-hand grip and no arm straps is acceptable. The round shield may be flat or lenticular. A kite or elongated heater is also acceptable but will relegate the bearer to the Western side and the rest of the combatant's kit should reflect that as well. Whichever shield style is chosen it must be trimmed/edged in rawhide or leather. No foam, carpet or obviously modern components are allowed. Shields may be of metal or wood but if metal, please make an effort to hide the shiny metal on the back side. Simple flat black spray paint can go a long way. We would love to see all wooden shields and likely in the future they will be! Additional Kit Suggestions (things that will help set your kit and status apart from others): ---Embroidery or tablet-woven trim on kyrtles and caftans. ---Jewelry (decorative or functional) of a type appropriate to the persona and time frame being represented. May include equal-arm crosses, disc brooches, etc. ---Decorative whetstones. ---A belt or belts with decorative plates. ---A Birka-style, Tarsoly- or Sabertache-style belt pouch. ---A banner of arms to display. (Weathervane-style looks great, in my opinion!). ---A cloak of rectangular shape with or without embroidery. (Does not have to be fought in unless you want to.) ---Winingas, puttees, wickelbander, etc., with garter hooks and possibly with decorative over-wrapping of tablet-woven design. A final word: The intent of these guidelines/rules is to provide as immersive an event as we can within the SCA framework. It is not to encourage "rules lawyering", and that can result in your expulsion from the battle. We want this to be fun and an epic thing for both participants and spectators to enjoy and make the Society proud. You chose to be here voluntarily so be the shining example of what you can be so others want/wish they were you. Be the Hero of Legend! This is the first attempt at this style, to our knowledge, at Pennsic. In future years, the guidelines may become more strict, so please stay tuned! Thanks to whoever wrote the rules for the Gulf Wars Viking Raid upon which these rules are based! I owe you a beer or a mead or something so look me up! Stefan Ulfkelsson Aethelmearc-KSCA, OL
08-04
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Introduction to Ch'an (Zen) Meditation Robin of Clann O'Choda Introduction to the history and practice of Ch'an (Zen in Japanese) meditation. Includes a brief history of where this form of mediation came from and how/why it developed, including its relation to Shaolin kung-fu. This form of meditation has been practiced in China since the early 5th century. This will include actual sitting meditation instruction. Bring a cushion, towel or something else to place on the floor to sit on.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Fort Battle of La Rochelle Master Anton du Marais The defenders of La Rochelle will die! The only question is, when? Join us at the Fort to find out. Heavy rapier and rubber band gun melée. Attackers will have unlimited resurrections, defenders will have limited resurrections. RBG cannon are welcome. No archery, please. Pennsic standard rules for rapier apply. Don't have a heavy rapier? Bring a dagger or two. Bring a friend or 20. The more the merrier. Don't like to fight melée? Come and get close to the action and help marshal the battle. Please muster at the Fort half an hour before the start time, especially if you want to fight along with a particular group.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Puzzles! Lord Alaxandr Come in and solve some puzzles, some ancient in origin and others relatively new. I'll have physical ones such as the Tavern puzzles, Irish Lovers Linking Rings or construction puzzles; paper-based ones such as math and logic puzzles; verbal puzzles as told by bards and storytellers around the campfire.
08-04
09:00
4.0 Main Battlefield Siege Engine Inspection Master Scheduler Please note: Location change! Siege engine inspections will take place on the battlefield per usual. However, siege projectile inspections will take place at the Siege Tent at the West end of the row of marshal tents. All siege engines wishing to participate in official martial activities at Pennsic 47 must be inspected during one of the official inspection times. Siege projectiles are welcome during the official inspection times, with re-inspection following any battle that includes siege. All projectiles must have the day's inspection paint.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Maison Rive (space #24 (opposite camp store)) Waste-Free Garment Cutting Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf Hand-spun, hand-woven, hand-finished...they never wasted a single thread. You don't have to! An overview of the thriftiest cutting and sewing tricks used in the SCA's target centuries. We cover only pre-17th century Western European clothing.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-04
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.
08-04
09:00
4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
08-04
09:00
1.5 RS3 How to Write Poetry Like a Well-Mannered Thug Master Morien MacBain A poetry workshop for the aspiring heart! An introduction to various period-specific forms, devices, figurative language, the mysteries of enjambment and the acrostic! Come with longing, leave with poems of your own devising!
08-04
09:00
8.0 South Battlefield Ædult Swim at Pennsic Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne Once again, Duke Timothy of Arindale and Master Illadore de Bedegrayne will be holding the field along with many members of the Chivalry and Defense of the Knowne World. Did you miss ÆSwim in February? Well, now's your chance to do it in August. Show us your skill at arms and the fire in your belly. Renown is earned by deeds. We will train you. We will spar with you. We will, if you desire, bring our "A" game. No excuses. "They don't notice me". Make us. "They never come to my shire". Here we are. "I'm out of practice". You have two months. "They don't fight my form". I'll match weapon forms if you like. In Service, Timothy and Illadore
08-04
09:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Learn to Weave Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn a simple weaving technique. Appropriate for 3-9 year olds.
08-04
10:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 It Begins with a Box and an X Mistress Glynis Ciara of Trawsfynydd This is a beginner-level scribal class. Learn to recreate a very simple illumination element. You will acquire basic skills in brushwork and color mixing. It is a hands-on event.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-04
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Metalsmithing Various Coordinators Metal-working from weapons to pots and pans.
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7.0 Artisan's Row B Metal Embellishment Various Coordinators Etching, stamping, casting and many other methods of decorating metal will be demonstrated.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampworking: Making SCA Order Medallions Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This class will be a demonstration of how to make glass beads and pendants for Society & Kingdom (East) level awards. After a few demonstrations, attendees are invited to bring pictures of other awards they might wish to create themselves, and the class will brainstorm strategies for making those other designs as time allows. I have made Laurel and Pelican medallions, and pendants for East Kingdom awards such as the order of Maunche, Silver Crescent, and OGR, among others. Please note this class is a demonstration only. It is not hands-on. However, the instructor is happy to find a time/place to work one-on-one with interested students at another time during Pennsic.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Fun with Body Parts I: Relics Lady Svea the Short-sighted Miscellaneous body parts more precious than jewels? An irreverent look at the cult of the saints, a phenomenon which led to an international business in bones, daring thefts and major con jobs.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Entering an SCA Brewing Competition Master Madoc Arundel Does fear or trepidation at the thought of competition put you off? Much of that can be mitigated through proper preparation. This class aims to de-mystify the process of competing in an SCA brewing competition or A&S competition that includes brewing. Learn how to read the rubrics, how to prepare your entry, and what to expect from the judging. This is not a class on documenting a home brew entry, although some tips for documentation will be offered.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Stitching Temari: Kiku Pattern Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn to mark and stitch the classic kiku or chrysanthemum pattern on a Japanese temari ball. We will start the ball in the class. You'll learn the basics of the stitch, and finish it outside class. Kit is three colors of floss, ball base, and marking thread, or bring your own. For those that have taken the class before, we will get fancy with the kiku.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Visit Shakespeare's London Lady Ursula Mortimer A first-person tour of everyday London life in the 1590s. How folk of all classes work, play, dress, live, and die. The experience of the material and social culture of London life in the late Elizabethan period.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Guild of Saint Barbara Annual Meeting Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will having its annual meeting on Middle Saturday at 10 am. The meeting will cover safety, new items, and also go over the firing schedule for Pennsic 47. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic!
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10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Bling Out Your Veils Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Basic veil beading. You will leave class with a working knowledge of how to do simple veil beading. Ten kits available. Other students may watch the class; there will be extra handouts. If you would like to attend, you can bring your own veil and beads, and take the class.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dances for Tonight's Early Bird Ball Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn the four dances that will not be taught at the Early Bird Ball. As of the time of the book being printed we are planning on Bella Gioiosa, Old Mole, a Galliard, and Hunting of the Squirrel. Other dances from the ball will be taught if time permits.
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2.0 East Kingdom Royal Kitchen (East Kingdom Royal) Anglo-Saxon Recipes: Archaeology in our Kitchen Master Aethelhawk A framework for working cooks to produce recipes, primarily using archaeological databases based on the Germanic tribal migration period as well as the Anglo-Saxon period in England. As I am limited in my language abilities, I will focus on the British databases. We will explore types of food available, methods of preparation of food stuffs and cooking, availability of imported foods, and other factors such as seasonality. As a group, we will work through the process of creating recipes using the methods discussed. We will also discuss how to use modern technologies to enhance our ability to create dishes both pleasing to the modern palate and maintaining modern nutritional practices. Lastly, we will taste some recipes that I have prepared for previous feasts.
08-04
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp (Usually N-01 on St. Lawrence Way) 16th-Century Ledger-Type Book Binding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn A start-to-finish 5-hour class to make a 16th-century leather ledger-style book. Some embroidering skills needed. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-Acto, and metal ruler, if they have them. (Binding tools will be loaned if needed, however.) A 30- to 45-minute lunch break will be allowed.
08-04
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2.0 Guild Mirandola (10am-12pm)/Aethelmaerc Royal (12pm-2pm) (Mirandola #167/AE Royal-Serengetti) Goldleafing made easy Mistress Roewynne Langley, OP Bring 2" project. You get 1 patent leaf, garlic glue, containers, booklet and practice! Come join me! It's easy to do!!!
08-04
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-04
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 view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
08-04
10:00
1.0 RS1 Intro to Research: Research like an Academic Mistress Elena Hylton This class will cover an introduction to research, including types of sources, styles of citations, what "peer-reviewed" means, how/where to find good (and often free!) sources for your topic, and more. We will also look at how to apply your research to A&S entries, especially for Kingdom-level competitions. Taught by a university faculty member and current East Kingdom A&S champion, this class is open to researchers of any level and requires no prior knowledge. Come and learn about research, it can be really fun!
08-04
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-04
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2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman song, Ceddin Deden, played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-04
10:00
2.0 Youth Point Family Point: Pottery Techniques Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn to make pottery.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Chinese Calligraphy Brush Painting Wei Lian A brief history of Chinese calligraphy: Brush painting Chinese characters that were developed over 3000 years ago and that are still used today. Explore a variety of Chinese scripts from oracle bone pictographs to the more modern scripts of the Han Dynasty (200 BC to 200 AD). We will explore the 4 treasures and create beautiful characters. This class is intended for beginners, but students at any level may benefit. There will be supplies for 8 people to use, but others can observe.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed Create the only pouch an Anglo-Saxon woman would ever want or need, using period supplies and sewing techniques.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Ins and Outs of the Submissions Herald Office Thl Fiora Valori This class goes over the duties and requirements for being a Kingdom's Heraldic Submissions Herald. Learn what administrative skills it takes, how to effectively communicate with submitters and what kind of time commitment such an office requires. Please note that requirements for the office of Submissions Herald may vary from Kingdom to Kingdom.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Foundations of Patchwork Lady Mærhild æt Anstige Learn the basics of foundation patchwork piecing (also know as English paper piecing). This technique allows the artist to make very small and precise patchwork blocks. An example of this is the Impruneta cushion.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Tacketed Book Binding: Medieval Account Books Kendrick von Brumbach A look at the history of an early "reusable" or "expandable" book binding technique. Used primarily for accounting books and ledger-type books, this style of book binding allowed the modification of the text block without major alteration of the actual covers of the book. There will be a sample of a tacketed book to examine.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 6 Make a Skjold Harbor Viking Hood Thl Kassandra Aiantide We'll make a hood, from the 10th century, found in Skjold Harbor in Norway. It's a simple hood to make, authentic, and it looks great! Put it on over a tunic and you're ready to go a-Viking.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 7 Smocking for Beginners Baroness Greer Jonsdottir Beginning stitchers welcome! We will make a sampler, covering the most frequently used stitches. We will also discuss their use in period and cover material choices. If a child is interested, this is very simple but gives impressive results.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 12 A Hole Different Weaving Technique Lady Leonilla Kalista Kievlianina In missed-hole tablet weaving at least 1 hole in each pattern tablet is left empty. This allows the weft to be seen and creates a textured ground weave. Also called Pebble Weave, the technique spans a variety of years and countries and can be used to create many different effects. Some weaving experience helpful.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Thl Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
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11:00
1.5 A&S 15 Oya Needle Lace (Knotted Lace) Lady Chelsey of Gloucester Using an embroidery needle and thread with a simple knot stitch, one can create beautiful edgings and hairnets. Very few extant pieces exist to determine the exact origin of this form of needlework, but it is generally believed to have originated from netting around the 15th century. Oya can make the net - and yet make it beautiful as well. Students should bring their needles and scissors to the class. Materials will be provided to learn the knot stitch which is the foundation of this lace.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Courtesy and Etiquette in the SCA Mistress Hrefna in rauða Þorgrimsdottir An introduction to the do’s and don’ts of courtesy in our modern Middle Ages.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Bog U Medieval Folk Dance Countess Judith de Northumbria Come learn a variety of pre-1600 dances that would be considered "folk dance" by modern definitions of the term, including set dances and line dances! No experience necessary; left feet welcome!
08-04
11:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03 one block south and one block east of troll on Low Road look for the Red and black sheet walls) Viking Penannular Brooches Lord Wilhelm Smydle Construct a simple copper penannular brooch using basic using hand tools. Class may run over.
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11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Bransles Lord Andreiko Eferiev Let's get down and dirty with some bransles. Learn the basics of these circle dances and a few tricks on how to keep them all straight in your head.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
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11:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Like a Dancer: Think like a Musician Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri Learn to play zills (finger cymbals) with a musician's ear. With a background in both music and dance, your instructor has found a way to bridge the gap for more successful understanding of rhythmic patterns, timing, and ultimately playing alongside musicians successfully. We will start with a zilling warm-up to increase speed and evenness between the right and left hand, moving on to basic zill patterns used in Middle Eastern dance. Finally, we will play with ways to spice them up with musical understanding. Limited loaner sets of zills will be available, however, it is recommended to come with your own set that fit your fingers. This class will have quite a bit of seated time so bring whatever will make you comfortable.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent A Bird’s Eye View of Music History, Pt 1 Lady Juliana Bird Music history, like all history, can be both fascinating and fun, and I want to prove it to you! This class will cover the history of early to pre-Renaissance music, and show examples of different works in each period, in order to familiarize students with different styles of of music and encourage further interest and study. No knowledge of musical history or techniques required. Singing will be absolutely encouraged, but also not required.
08-04
11:00
1.5 Touch The Earth 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
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11:00
4.0 West Battlefield Helga Ball Tournament Master Uilliam MacantSaoir Helga Ball is a ladies-only sport based on a Viking game.The game, also known as "Cabbage Ball", is played with teams of 5 or 6 players. The game itself is played with a head of cabbage as the ball. This event at Pennsic will be a benefit for Paladin's Pantry. We will be accepting donations of paper and hygiene products for poor and food-insecure families in the Portersville area (the town where Pennsic take place). The tournament is sponsored by the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands. To Play: - Organize a team of 5-10 women. (Having substitutions is a good thing.) - Each player must be over 18. - Each team member should bring one or more paper or hygiene product for donation. (No monetary donations.) - Points are scored by getting a cabbage through/past your opponent's goalposts. Two members of the Chivalry (or squires) shall serve as stationary goal posts for each goal. - All players must wear a dress. (Viking garb encouraged, but not required.) - Players are encouraged to wear do-rags - CLOSED FOR SHOES OR BOOTS REQUIRED! - Players may kick or dribble the cabbage with their feet, but may not touch the cabbage with their hands or use hands to pick up the cabbage. - Players may scoop the cabbage up in a skirt, apron, or do-rag, and move the cabbage on the field. - Tackling is not allowed, however "Group Hugs" are legal. - Goalposts shall signal a "score" by raising one arm and yelling either "Helga Ball!!" or "Olga ball!" to identify the scoring team. For our purposes, each game will last 10 minutes, with a 5-point Mercy rule.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Eastern Kufic Arabic Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid Learn basic strokes to use with your translated Arabic text that would have been used in Eastern Arabic lands.
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12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 201: Intermediate Lord William Kilmaron Intermediate 3-ball juggling. Learn several basic tricks, such as crosses, snatches, and reverse cascade. We may work our way into basic 2-, 4-, and 5-ball juggling as they apply. Juggling balls will be available for use and purchase.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners II Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp. This class will address using both hands at once. Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position and work on finger independence, going over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the second in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style, though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel on the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 5 German Saxon Gown Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword The construction techniques and layers I used to create the iconic German Saxon Gown of the 1520s from the skin out.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Another Viking Knit Class Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Have you ever wished you could make that snazzy Viking chain? It's easier than it looks. Learn in a few minutes, finish later. Learn how to begin the chain. You get supplies and information to finish. Tools and findings will be provided. Final "drawing down" can be arranged for at a later time.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Stained Glass of Chartres Cathedral Epy Pengelly The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres, France, was built in the 13th century and has some of the best preserved medieval stained glass in the world.
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12:00
1.5 A&S 14 Intro to Period Maritime Navigation Lord Brian of Stonemarche Was Christopher Columbus really lost? If so, how did he find his way home? How did ship captains find their way from one port to the next? Covers an introductory overview of maritime navigation before 1600. Focuses on European navigation, but touches on roots in China and the Middle East and parallels in Polynesia. At the end of class, we'll determine the elevation of the sun if weather permits, using various period and modern methods. This and some simple math was used to determine latitude. (In the class you'll learn why this was a big deal...)
08-04
12:00
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, some 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!
08-04
12:00
1.0 Bog U Fun and Funky Belly Dance Combos Lady Crimson Kate McPhee Learn three fun (and slightly funky) belly dance combinations. The instructor will teach three combinations that are from a choreography to Raquy's song Salamat. Basic knowledge of belly dance, including traveling moves, is really helpful.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent SCA Dance for Total Beginners Lord Hakon Hrafnsson Curious about SCA dancing but never tried it before? This class is for you! We'll learn some very basic steps and then use simple terms to learn an easy dance from four different traditions: Inns of Court, English Country, bransles, and Italian. Specific dances are Queen's Almain, Rufty Tufty, Double/Single Bransle, and Petit Vriens.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (10am-12pm)/Aethelmaerc Royal (12pm-2pm) (Mirandola #167/AE Royal-Serengetti) Goldleafing made easy Mistress Roewynne Langley, OP Bring 2" project. You get 1 patent leaf, garlic glue, containers, booklet and practice! Come join me! It's easy to do!!!
08-04
12:00
2.0 Guild of St. Barbara Gunners Fly atop Mt Eislin (Top of Mt Eislin under the Gunners Red Fly. Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Black Powder Training Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will holding its hands-on training and safety inspection Middle Saturday at 12 noon. The hands-on black powder training session is for new gentles that wish to learn and join us on the line, or a refresher for those who would desire. Hands-on training will be from 12 pm to 3 pm. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. And, if you have pre-1600 firearms, bring them with you to be inspected. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic! Powder will be provided.
08-04
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Rapier List 3 Free Scholar Charity Rapier Tournament Lady Sanada Akime Progressive forms triple elimination with a $5 suggested donation. The donations go to the winner’s choice of breast cancer charities.
08-04
12:30
0.5 Touch The Earth Rajasthani Dance Ratana Twirling Skirts, Rhythmic hips, Intricate hands. Known for it's high energy spins and serpentine spins. Full skirts recommended.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Leaves in Illumination Lady Svea the Short-sighted This hands-on introduction to the variety of styles of leaves that appear in illuminated manuscripts will not only show you leaves from different centuries and different countries, but also will give you possible construction methods for each. There will be practice time. Paper and pencils will be available. If you want more elaborate supplies, please bring them.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Failing with Style Andres Reed When on stage the best laid plans gang aft agley. This class will address tips and tricks in keeping the show moving forward. This will be part roundtable and interactive class to work on getting your performance back on track though improv skills.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Making a Hare Net Mistress Emengar la fileresse We will apply the ancient technique of knotting to the creation of a purse net that is used in Europe to catch large rabbits or hares. Use of the net will be explained, as well as the use of the netting knot for other applications such as fishing nets, corrals, hair nets, and lacis fabric. Kits will be available for purchase or you can bring your own. Do not bring netting needles/spacers for hair nets, as the scale is too small.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Exit Stage Left Youth University [YouthU 10-17] Baroness Aliyah and The Honorable Lady Silly invite you to join them for some comedic, dramatic and possibly just plain silly theatre games! We will cover basic stage directions and movement!
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 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.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Basic Baby Beginning Bookbinding Lady Linden le Bukere We'll be making a simple link-stitch blank book. Modern materials (such as heavy paper for the cover) will be substituted for period ones in order to keep costs down and help more people give bookbinding a try.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Owning The Circle Master Richard Wyn A discussion of making the bardic circle yours. How to start your performance and own the stage, self evaluation, how to end the performance, tips on reading the audience, and making your performance better for all.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Viking Age Clothing: Archeological Evidence Thl Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Birka, Hedeby, Mammen, Thorsbjerg, Viborg, and other finds.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Typecasting in the Canterbury Tales Epy Pengelly Appearance is everything in medieval literature. Chaucer wanted you to have first impressions of his characters -- first impressions that were right.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 15 Norse, Varangian and Rus: What Is the Difference? Mistress Rannvaeig orraärmr Eskilskona There is a huge interest in Norse, Rus, Varangian and Slavic culture right now and I would like to show the differences between these distinct cultures and the occupation that was "Varangian". We will discuss the differences specifically in clothing and accessories for men and women of these different cultures and time periods. Lecture and demonstration class.
08-04
13:00
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!
08-04
13:00
1.0 Bog U Introduction to Fiber Prep Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Focusing on wool fiber prep (easiest for new folks to come across) plus a walk through various methods to wash and prepare fiber for spinning. Period and modern methods will be discussed. Some tools will be available to experiment with as time permits.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner's Footwork for English Country Dance Lady Sarah le Payller Starting off on the correct foot allows the figures to flow more easily in English Country Dance. Brand-new beginners to intermediate level.
08-04
13:00
3.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Thl Benjamin Black Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No War points, no prizes, just fighting.
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13:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Will teach the rules of the Japanese game go (also known as weiqi in China), and offer a chance to play afterwards.
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13:00
2.0 Green List Tarl's Little Polearm Tourney, Lucky 13 Sir Tarl Welcome to Tarl's Little Polearm Tourney, Lucky 13 Edition! This tourney is open to all authorized and inspected heavy weapons fighters. Polearms must conform to Pennsic standards. The tourney is a Bear Pit, with two 45-minute sessions and a break in between. So come and spend some time basking in the joy that is the One True Weapons Form!
08-04
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Achieving Tarab: The Spirit of ME Dance Hedvika Tanecnice Have you ever felt a curious thrill when dancing, or that you’re “in the zone?” There’s an expression for that in Middle Eastern dance, and it’s an amazing experience. Let's explore the concept of tarab or “dancer’s high” through both discussion and dance, and possible ways to achieve it. Wear comfortable clothes for dancing (no coin belts please) and bring a chair/cushion or notebook for the discussion if you desire.
08-04
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.
08-04
13:00
1.0 RS1 PPF: Japanese Women’s Clothing Lady Oribe Tsukime This class focuses on the clothing of women in the Momoyama period, and is designed to help you create an appropriate ensemble for Æthelmearc’s 2020 Perfectly Period Feast: Choyo no Sekku (the Chrysanthemum Festival), an Enchanted Ground event set in Kyoto in the year 1590.
08-04
13:00
1.25 Touch The Earth The Sarangi: India's Bowed Legacy Bunty Singh The sarangi is an Indian instrument whose name roughly translates to "one hundred colors". Played with a heavy bow and the cuticles of the nail, the sarangi is as deep in expression as it is difficult to master; in the right hands, though, it can mimic a human voice. In this class, we will take a journey through its colorfully dark past via stories and folklore. A number of different models and techniques will be shown. String players encouraged to bring their instruments!
08-04
13:00
1.0 Youth Point Story Reading Aardwhin Minstrelsong I will read children's stories of various lengths with a medieval setting. Each story will be 3-37 pages. They are new and fiction, not retelling of sagas already known.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Personalizing Award Scrolls Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid Want to make the recipient of your scroll assignment feel special? Learn a few tips to help with that little bit extra.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 The Prayer Book of Michelino da Besozzo Countess Anna Leigh This beautiful prayer book dates around 1420 Italy, and the layout lends itself perfectly for SCA scrolls. More experienced scribes can enjoy the style and delicate hand, while novices will find this a perfect starting point for reproduction scrolls as they build historical knowledge. First-time scribes welcome!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Lots of Lazzi Andres Reed Learn the history of the Commedia Lazzi (small comedic gigs) and then recreate and perform/demonstrate from historical descriptions.
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14:00
1.5 A&S 3 Interpreting Your Passions Lady Layla alZarqa Connect with an audience and share your passions in a memorable and impactful way by learning the basic principals of interpretation. How to engage your audience, prepare teaching materials, and conduct effective teaching sessions.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 If You Teach It, They Will Come Mistress Etain du Pommier Demystifying teaching for the lay person. Geeks love geeking out with other geeks, but what if you dread making handouts? What if you hate putting together kits? What if your palms sweat and you shake when you think of standing up in front of a bunch of people? At its core, teaching is about sharing the joy and passion you have found about something strange or obscure. Potential teachers in the SCA may be put off by what they see as the expected class formats: lecture, or make-and-take. There are many effective teaching methods for one- to two-hour class formats. This discussion-based class will cover several alternative formats and look at how they can be applied to multiple subjects. We will also talk about stage fright and which formats can work better if you have a fear of public speaking.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Let's Get Ready for a Hafla! Thl Kassandra Aiantide Middle Eastern dance is fun for everyone! Let's learn some moves to do when the drums start. This class is appropriate for any youth looking to learn some dance steps to use at a hafla or around a fire.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook "in period", but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to find one? No problem! This class is designed for beginners who might never have cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 How to Write and Tell a Great Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said Great stories have common threads, whether they are books, movies or stories. We'll discuss the principles of Myth used to create masterful stories that are dramatic, entertaining and psychologically true. This is a look at how storytellers can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 12 My Saga of Translation Using Online Resources Baroness Gwynnyd It looked like perfect information! But what did it say? When doing research, I came across what looked like the perfect source of information but it was in Norwegian, a language I knew nothing about. I can be obsessive. This is the saga of how I translated Nye tanker om Skjoldehamnfunnet into "New Thoughts on the Skjoldehamn Discovery". Tips and tricks for navigating a grammar and vocabulary I didn't understand using online resources. And yes, the final document I produced received (mostly) the approval of the original author. Bring a thumb drive if you want a copy of the complete .docx translation, with track changes enabled so you can see the process. Translation is 
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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14:00
3.0 A&S 13 Russian Gold Work Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair This is a work shop to get you started on your project. We will be learning the basics of how to apply pearls, beads, padding and "waste of time" (cording). Kits will contain all the materials to finish a large 9 x 15" bag. These techniques can be applied to a variety of projects, see examples at Æthelmearc Thread-Workers Company on Facebook. Kits include hoop, handout, "waste of time" (cording), pearls, seed beads, padding, cotton cording, needles, fabric, linen or cotton for backing, bees wax, threads. Instructor: donnamac123@hotmail.com
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14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Improve Your Period Brewing Lord Malcolm Mor This is a beginner to intermediate class. Several methods will be shared where the student can learn to make their brewing "more period." Methods shared will include but not be limited to ingredients, hitting a proper strike temperature without a thermometer, egg float test for saccharification, re-using and harvesting yeast.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer The Drums of War Begin to Beat. It sounded like so much fun... ...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible. Overview of activities, tips & tricks for staying healthy, etc., plus question/answer period. Please bring questions! Youth (per Pennsic University rules, please bring an adult if you're supposed to), and experienced hands welcome. We may all learn something new!
08-04
14:00
2.0 Bog U Knitting for Beginners Lady Evalina von Schaidag Basic knitting: cast on, knit and pearl stitches, and cast off. We will be making a dish cloth. You may bring your own materials. Size 10 needles and cotton yarn is preferred for this project.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Common Italian Dances: Anello and Petit Riense Thl Henry of Maldon We'll be doing two of the most common and widely known 15th-century Italian dances, Anello and Petit Riense, with some attention to detail.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Fundamentals of Voice Production Lady Ursula Mortimer Learn the basics of vocal technique, including methods for dealing with nervousness. This is an active, participatory class for those who have never had a voice lesson. Those who can stand comfortably will be asked to do so for much of the class, but all the activities can be adapted to a seated position.
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14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Expo Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Hear and see a diverse program of European music by SCAdians from all over the Known World. This Expo is accepting program items. Would you like to preview your class, or do you have a local performing group? Have you wanted to perform in the PA tent but don't have a full program? This is the place to shine. 10-15 time slots are available. To register, please contact by email: PiaMaletesta@gmail.com. Looking for unique and different in Euro music. Ensembles welcome.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Battle of Tortuga Warder Raphael di Merisi Upon the high seas twoships meet, one crewed by merchants, the other by dreaded pirates. Who shall prevail? Only time and skill will tell. An RBG-friendly, non-war point rapier bridge battle.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Blades Of The Crescent Moon Lady Ao Of The Onna-Bugeisha Come gather round, and test your mettle against the legendary Samurai. This is a Rapier tournament geared towards those with Japanese personas.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Youth Point Theatre Games for Kids Lady Muirenn ingen Morainn Is your little one interested in acting? Does your kid like to play games? Come to this class for games that are all about performing! For ages 5-12.
08-04
15:00
3.0 Amphitheater PPF Kyōgen-za: Japanese Comic Theatre Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Pre-Workshop: http://www.demoivre.org/Heian-kyo_2020/Kyogen_Nyumon/ Try out small troupe medieval Japanese improvisational comic theatre. If you like over-the-top comic acting, then kyōgen is for you! Ridicule the powerful. Expose human foibles and social problems. Stock characters with minimal sets and props perform burlesque, farce, satire, and slapstick comedy. Learn about stock characters, theatrical devices, common themes, rhythmic structure, comic theory, and more! Kyōgen is an accessible and easy-to-stage genre of Japanese theatre. Kyōgen dates to at least the fourteenth century and is a living theatre today. Kyōgen frequently lampooned the powerful people who sat in the audience. Learn about stage geography, scripting, types of plays, types of characters, acting conventions, and more. Discover kyōgen through exercises and walk-throughs of pre-modern scenarios.
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2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
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3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Stop having your feathers come off when you shoot through a target. Save the money of buying a fletching jig. I use hide glue and silk thread to fix flights in place. Learn how fast and easy it is to rescue flights from broken and/or damaged arrows in order to reuse them. This class teaches a technique that allows one to cut profiles about which many archers do not know. Common profiles can also be easily cut with the technique I teach. To save class time, we will do only one profile for the class. We will not focus on nocks, points, straightening, documentation or cresting, although these might be touched upon briefly.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 5 Lining: Turning It All Right-Side Out Lord Tempus Peregrinator All you need to know about lining a garment: a class about cutting and sewing a lining into a garment and then turning that garment right-side out.
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1.0 A&S 6 Game of Herald Says Baroness Suba al-Hadid Based on Simon Says, this game will increase familiarity with the positions of animals and charges on a heraldic device. Children, teens, and adults.
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1.0 A&S 7 Reproducing Grave Goods from Archeological Data Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Learn how to find and use archaeological reports to reproduce glass beads, bead strings (and other early period grave goods, such as metalworking and pottery) found in graves at excavation sites. These reports provide a wealth of information that is not available from museum or other websites. The focus of this presentation will be on Anglo-Saxon excavation reports and how I have used those reports to reproduce historic glass beads and necklaces. However, artisans interested in other early period items and crafts should find this presentation valuable. The instructor for this class works as a librarian at a university as her day job, and she is more than happy to work with attendees after the class to help them find sources and information.
08-04
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2.0 A&S 8 Beaded Flowers 2: Daisy Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a daisy in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
08-04
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1.0 A&S 9 Contrafacta: Yes, Filking is Period Lady Melanie de la Tour Musica Contrafacta means reworked or recycled music. In French, it is contrefait, which is the root of our word counterfeit. In other words, you make new music by copying a popular tune, to which you set new lyrics. A contrafactum (Latin singular; contrafacta is plural) is a period filk. Lady Melanie de la Tour will discuss the history and impact of contrafacta/filks, and gives some tips on how to write them. Active participation is encouraged.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Finding Your Medieval Self Thl Valentine Blake So you’ve been to a few SCA events. You have the beginnings of a persona. Perhaps you’ve moved from a loaner t-tunic to garb more specific to your place and time. Now what?! This is a discussion-based class that focuses on how to embody your specific persona as opposed to a “generic medieval person”. We’ll talk about the questions you should ask yourself to develop your persona and how to reflect that in your garb, accessories, and many other aspects of SCA life. Time permitting, we’ll also talk about tips to finding your “niche” within the society in order to enrich your SCA experience.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Dance Tent A Fearsome Foursome: Fia Guilemina for Four Countess Judith de Northumbria This delightful passion play for four people represents one of the most challenging dances of the 15th century. Advanced dancers only.
08-04
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1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess Lord István Nyiregyhazi Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff This class focuses on advanced throwing technique for more experienced throwers.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Combat Lists open.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Medieval Painting Countess Margerite Eisenwald Illumination is the art of medieval painting. This class is geared towards 3-9 year olds.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Fix It! Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh How to creatively (and in a period manner) fix mistakes on a scroll.
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16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
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16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc Royal (NO4) The Luttrell Psalter: A Mirror of the 14th Century Mistress Alicia Langland Described as "an unparalleled mirror of its age," this 14th-century English manuscript offers us an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day lives of a minor noble family, its estate and its workers. This visual tour of the manuscript will give scribes a treasure-trove of images that can easily be adapted for award scrolls. View the manuscript online: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_42130
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16:00
1.0 A&S 5 You Are More Than Just Your Zodiac/Sun Sign Lady Anona ferch Morgan ap Evan Have you ever read your zodiac sign and said “that doesn’t sound like me at all”? In this workshop we will go just a little bit deeper in our understanding of astrology by looking at three things in the chart. The Sun = Ego expression. Moon = emotional expression. Ascendant (East) = is the face we show the world. One of these things will be stronger than the others or they may all work together. We never know till we know. Taught by professional Astrologer Dorothy Morgan, who has 30 years experience.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Leather Coronets: Light, Bright and Beautiful Lord Brendan Firebow Does your coronet weigh heavy on your brow....not from duty, but from the amount of metal on your head? Do you want something lighter but still elegant? This class will go over some of the options in putting together a leather coronet.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 Beginning Helm Safety: Padding and Strapping Patrokles Athenaios Are you new to the SCA? Do you want to get started in heavy combat, but are not sure where to begin? Have you ever had a helm fail inspection, and are not sure how to fix it? Or did you just get out of loaner gear, bought your first helm, and are not sure how to pad and strap it so it is comfortable, safe, and passes the inspection requirements of the most stringent, eagle-eyed marshal? I will teach you how.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Bog U Basic Knotwork Lady Triona MacCasky How to create basic knotwork.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-04
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Glass Gilding: Verre Églomisé Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Glass gilding, or verre églomisé, used in Roman antiquity, reached great popularity in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was often incorporated into reliquaries, furniture, and objects d'art. Participants will create a small verre églomisé work using the églomisé water gilding technique.
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16:00
1.0 Lochmere Chorulus Pennsicus Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir, entrance by audition. Previous choral singing experience is expected. The audition includes a prepared vocal selection and a sight-reading session. CP performs with the Known World Choir and Friends on Thursday evening of War Week. See the class book/web site for next year’s audition details.
08-04
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent How to Sing, Plus How to Sing This New Piece Lord Geoffrey of Exeter Join Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, Queen's Bardic Champion of the Kingdom of the East, for two classes in one! First, we will learn some pointers about good group singing technique, focused on vocal projection, tuning, blend, breathing and dynamics. Second, we will learn a piece written by Lord Geoffrey for 3 vocal parts, written with SCA use in mind and using a period text: "The World an Illusion". (To get a sense of previous works by Lord Geoffrey (aka David Yardley) in advance of the class, you can find his professionally-recorded album of compositions online, titled "New Carols and Songs for Chaucer's Pilgrims".)
08-04
16:00
0.75 Performing Arts Tent The Maid: Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne Pennsic Performing Arts The Maid: A retelling of the story of Joan of Arc by Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne.
08-04
16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent KW Thrown Weapons Marshals: Opening Meeting Thrown Weapons Staff This meeting is open to all Known World Thrown Weapons Marshals. Please attend to hear this year's range procedures.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Brocading Basics Lady Albreda Aylese [YouthU] Brocading looks super cool, and is so easy. Basically, you make a decorative pattern on a piece of cloth while you are weaving it, which sounds a lot harder than it is. If you can weave over and under, and read a pattern off of graph paper, you can learn how to weave brocade! I’ll show you how to use super simple tools and minimal supplies to create really intricate looking pieces of art. Open to youth ages 8 and up. Good vision and fine motor dexterity are a plus.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 12 Vampires in History Lady Arastorm Let's look at these blood (or life) draining monsters in history. Where and when were they known, what were they called? Where do they come from? How do you protect yourself from them?
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17:00
1.0 A&S 13 Learn to Use the East Kingdom A&S Rubric: Part 1 Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Attendees will practice using the EK A&S Rubric to assess a project. Designed to train judges, this class also benefits artisans. All are welcome! Come to part 1, even if you can not stay for part 2.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Bog U Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) Darbuka Dave This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.
08-04
17:00
2.0 Dance Tent Weaving the Dance: Tesara Countess Judith de Northumbria An advanced 15th-century performance dance for ten people mimicking the weaving of brocade. A visually stunning and exciting routine to be performed at the Feast of the Phoenix on War Tuesday!
08-04
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval Music Notation: Introduction Master John Elys Reading medieval music in modern notation imposes modern notions of measure, phrasing, and tonality. Reading it in the original notation allows us to get closer to the composer's intentions and the head-space of a medieval performer, which can help achieve those elusive, magical “medieval moments”. We'll spend most of the class reading examples, discussing problems as they arise. F, G, and C clefs in various places, long note values, unbarred music, C.O.P. ligatures, musica ficta, and perhaps “minor coloration". Returning students welcome, as we'll read a different repertoire each time. Bring melody instruments you play fluently, such as recorder, gamba, fiddle, voice (if you have good pitch memory), etc. If you have multiple sizes of your instrument, please bring them (e.g., SATB recorders). Each session of the class will use different examples, so feel free to attend both.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Medieval Power Ballads: Lady Cobflaith & Friends Pennsic Performing Arts Enjoy a combination of pretty melodies and harmonies about love and loss, and forceful performances sung about (and by) strong women. There will be at least one guitar!
08-04
17:30
4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Read-Through Cast and Crew Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
17:30
2.0 General Archery Archery Champions' Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Everyone who wishes to try out for the Archery Champions teams is welcome and encouraged to attend. Yes, you are good enough to try out!
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 13 Learn to Use the East Kingdom A&S Rubric: Part 2 Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Attendees will practice using the EK A&S Rubric to assess a project. Designed to train judges, this class also benefits artisans. All are welcome! Please feel free to come to Part 2 of this class, even if you can not attend Part 1.
08-04
18:00
3.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson Atlatl battle on the Atlatl range at the back of Thrown Weapons.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-04
18:00
2.0 Fort Opening Ceremonies Master Scheduler Opening Ceremonies for Pennsic War 47.
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18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Cedar, The Barefoot Bard Pennsic Performing Arts Old Norse tales and songs.
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18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Master Cariadoc Pennsic Performing Arts Poems and stories presented in persona, as a period performer presenting to a period audience.
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19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
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19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Night Live with The Hanging Jesters Pennsic Performing Arts Don’t miss this travelling band of Gypsy Jesters! A comedy troupe of world renown! They sing, they dance, they almost always wear pants! Performers include those who attended the sketch comedy workshop earlier this week.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Evening Activities Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Armored games.
08-04
20:00
0.75 Bog U Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
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20:00
3.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Tent Hafla Master Albrecht Catsprey Middle Eastern Hafla open to all dancers and ME musicians. Melody line players will need to perform on instruments pitched at A=440 and will need to bring your own chair or stool. Percussionists are encouraged to trade off between other players in order to minimize the volume with respect to melody line players. Proficiency on your instruments is highly encouraged.
08-04
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Irish Frau: Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Pennsic Performing Arts Aibhilin, the Irish Frau, performs a mix of music for harp and voice from period songs, modern SCA compositions, to rousing a capella SCA war songs. And, of course, a little humor thrown in!
08-04
20:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Night Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This fun evening tournament includes throwing at glow sticks.
08-04
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Early Bird Ball Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Come and dance at the first ball of Pennsic! Lots of fun dances and opportunities to greet old friends and to meet new ones! If you are interested in playing in the band, Siri Toivosdotter (Jo-Ann Sheffer) will be organizing the music and directing.
08-04
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi: Players' Patchwork Theatre Comp Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now!
08-05
07:00
1.0 South Battlefield Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-05
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-05
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the 5 sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-05
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Chinese Calligraphy Brush Painting Wei Lian A brief history of Chinese calligraphy: Brush painting Chinese characters that were developed over 3000 years ago and that are still used today. Explore a variety of Chinese scripts from oracle bone pictographs to the more modern scripts of the Han Dynasty (200 BC to 200 AD). We will explore the 4 treasures and create beautiful characters. This class is intended for beginners, but students at any level may benefit. There will be supplies for 8 people to use, but others can observe.
08-05
09:00
8.0 Æthelmearc 3 Parchment-Making Workshops Master Biau-douz de la Mere (Beau) This workshop covers all of the major preparatory steps of making usable parchment over the span of 10 days. This will include repeated steps of most of the processes in order to try and render up to 12 hides during the entire War. Day 1 instruction will have us prepping hides for lime bath, starting lime baths, and stretching four prepared hides on the stretcher frames (to include scraping).
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09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
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09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Research 101: The Known World in the Age of Info Elenor dela Rochelle alias Ela Never done research? Haven’t done it in a while? Learn basic academic research skills for the SCA: finding, obtaining, evaluating, and using sources.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Thl Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
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09:00
1.5 A&S 3 Medieval Virtues as Persona Development Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig Virtues, as characteristics of behavior and attitudes, were greatly lauded by medieval writers, across multiple faith and cultural traditions. This class explores how these virtues (and possibly vices) may provide modern-day medieval recreationists with another source to develop personas as performative elements in the SCA. What do Eddas tell us about viking virtues? Does Maimonedes help us in developing Jewish personas? How do we view the writings of the Church Fathers to better portray who we want to be in the SCA?
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09:00
1.0 A&S 4 The Grande Assiette Pourpoint Up Close Mistress Astryda Borowska One of the most complex — and intimidating — 14th-century sewing challenges is the grand assiette pourpoint, found in numerous illuminations and as a rare surviving garment belonging to Charles de Blois. Here’s your chance to pick the brains of two ladies who went there, did the thing, and lived to tell the tale. Hear about the varied approaches to padding and construction, find out what went right and what went wrong, and examine the results for yourself.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Fun with Body Parts II: Pilgrimage Lady Svea the Short-sighted Need the personal intervention of a saint? Pay him or her a visit! An irreverent look at the hundreds of thousands who left home on pilgrimage: who went, why, and where. Taught by someone who has been to the Big Three: Compostela, Rome, Jerusalem.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 7 History of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons Master Michael Graham Documenting the origins and history of gunpowder and gunpowder weapons from their earliest use to circa 1600 CE.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings Lady Sarah le Payller History is embroidered by the victors! An introduction to the story in the Bayeux Tapestry and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.
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09:00
4.0 A&S 10 An Oval Wicker Basket with Wrapped Handle Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya This market-style basket will feature many new weaving techniques, and several different sizes and textures of round reed. It promises to be challenging. Be prepared to get wet!
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Viking Wire Weave Basics Lady Sorcha Inghean Ui Choinin Viking wire weave is a period-correct art form that is fun, easy and inexpensive. Also known as trichinopoly or Viking Knitting, there is archaeological evidence for wire chains constructed using “circular plaiting” in Viking burials and treasure hoards dating as early as the 8th century to as late as the 12th century. Come learn with the Mistress of Wire herself! You will learn how to make a "sextapus" to hold your chain in place, a basic 6-loop pattern, draw plate techniques, and how to finish the ends to add a clasp.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Traditions in the SCA: A Roundtable Discussion Countess Isabetta del Verde Discussion of how traditions in the SCA can vary between different kingdoms and regions. Come and share how things are done in your kingdom and learn about how other kingdoms do things. We will be discussing a variety of topics including but not limited to typical events, court, peerage ceremonies, food and whatever else the participants want to talk about. Also feel free to just sit and listen if that is what you prefer.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Beginning Japanese Embroidery Lady Kira Asahi Stitch a simple grass motif using flat silk thread in the Japanese manner. The stitches are similar to European embroidery - it's the handling of the silk threads that is special. Will include a brief overview of the history and Japanese aesthetic as well.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Spoken Latin Dumnona An introduction to basic conversational, Pennsic-appropriate Classical Latin. Oral participation encouraged. Handouts available.
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09:00
3.0 A&S 15 Easy Quilted "No Sew" Ornament Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a quilted "No Sew" ornament using rectangular fabric pieces and straight pins. Kits will be available or you can bring your own fabric. If you use your own fabric, bring 16 pre-cut pieces (2" x 3") of cotton or linen in two different colors. Patterned material can be used but the pattern must be small. Find a picture (printed on fabric) for the center (picture itself should be no bigger than 1.5" square). The overall center piece needs to be 3" square and you'll 2 of them. You'll need a box of #17 straight pins, 3/4" wide ribbon 12" long (so it corresponds to the fabric you've chosen), 1/4" wide ribbon, 60" long (can be 2 different colors, each 30" long), and 1/8" wide ribbon (8" long). 12 years and older please.
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09:00
0.5 A&S 16 The Art of the Right Word, and When to Use It Lord Nicol mac Donnachaidh Half lecture, half games of wit and whimsy, half exploration of language. Join Wordsmith Extraordinaire (says a Countess, so it must be true).
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09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Armor Repair for Beginners Patrokles Athenaios Did you arrive at an event to find your armor has a broken strap, a popped rivet, or some other damage you didn't notice from the last time you used it? Did you feel or hear a piece of your armor come loose or break when you took that last hit? Did a marshal tell you to fix it before you come back on the field, and you're not sure how, and everyone who does know how is still on the field? This class teaches you how to assemble a basic armor repair kit, the tools and supplies you need to do basic, safe, legal repairs to your own armor, and get you back on the field. We also show how these simple, basic repairs are a starting point to building your own armor.
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09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance for Families Lord Richard de Troyes Some simple steps and dances will be taught to introduce children of all ages and their families to period European dancing. No experience needed.
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09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game which uses a 78-card tarot deck
08-05
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.
08-05
09:00
4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
08-05
09:00
4.0 RS3 Make a Simple, Appliquéd 14th-Century-Style Pouch Mistress Muriel de Chimay We will go through a quick survey of 14th-century pouches/purses. We will also briefly discuss the late 14th-century appliquéd wall hanging of "Tristan and Iseult". Using this wall hanging as source material, you will appliqué and sew your own 14th-century-style pouch. There will be limited kits available: wool appliqué on wool purse (or linen appliqué on linen purse), pre-made DMC tassels, fingerlooped purse strings, small embroidery hoop, small scissors, needles and thread, including gold couching thread.
08-05
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT: Part 1 Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-05
09:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
08-05
09:30
1.0 Youth Point EK Day at Family Point: Origami Lady Hugoline the Delicate Learn to fold some classic origami figures.
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10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc Royal (NO4) Scribal Track: Luttrell Psalter Mistress Alicia Langland Intensive workshop, focusing on the fantastic 14th-century English manuscript, the Luttrell Psalter. Topics to be covered include history and design of the manuscript, calligraphy, gilding, and painting. Plan to attend all 5 days. Fee covers supplies, handouts, and take-home kit, enough to keep you working after War!
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-05
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Apothecary Various Coordinators A set-up and demonstration of an apothecary shop.
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1.0 A&S 1 Creative Feast Help: Faith in Others Lady Hrosvitha von Celle So you want to do something amazing for your feast! And you have all these ideas! And no time to do it yourself. How do you get other people to help you make what you need or use what they make? The Feast at Ymir 2018 was the Great Atlantian Cheese Feast; nearly all the cheese was made by hand by an SCA member. This class will discuss how it was planned and how the dishes worked to showcase other cheesemakers. Who knows, there might even be snacks. Feast documentation located here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9MTq4ldUgWLN3NRVnZTc2JxTVF6TmdLaGRFR0dmTE5QRk44/view?usp=sharing
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1.0 A&S 5 Social Media for Fun and Non-Profit Lady Sarah Kettilswif Social media is a fact of modern life. Niche businesses and organizations like the SCA can benefit but only if it's done right. Instructor is the voice of billion-dollar brands in her mundane life and travels to train organizations and non-profits across the US. Learn how to administer groups, how to create ads for events and recruiting, how to enable social media without diluting events (or running afoul of legal issues), and even ways to use social media for your SCA-focused business. Ideal for group officers, business owners or communicators of any kind.
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1.0 A&S 7 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham An explanation of the origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
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1.0 A&S 8 Very Basic Naalbinding Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid Introduction to naalbinding for those with no prior experience. Naalbinding is a craft which creates a stretchy fabric by using a large sewing needle and yarn. This predates knitting and is found in a variety of medieval cultures. I will demonstrate a simple naalbinding stitch (Oslo stitch) and discuss the basic techniques.
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1.0 A&S 9 Performance and Written Work Documentation for A&S Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Documenting a performance or original written work is challenging. Judging sheets do not always help with what you need to document. “Materials” and other terms are ethereal concepts in a performance or written work! Elements to consider when documenting your historical performance or historically-based written work will be discussed.
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1.0 A&S 16 Andalusian and Maghrebi Names Mistress Juliana de Luna We'll discuss names from al-Andalus and from the Magreb. We'll talk about language, elements, and structure of the names found there.
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1.0 A&S 19 Basic Rattan Weapon Making for the Beginner Patrokles Athenaios Are you new to fighting and want to learn the basics of making your own equipment? Did you ever try to make a weapon only to have it fail inspection at the first event you brought it to? Is your first weapon nearing the end of its life, and you're not sure where to start building a new one? Did you spend the money on rattan to make a sword, and you're afraid that you'll waste it because you're not sure what you're doing? Do you need a sword in an hour, and have the materials, but not the know-how or extra hands to make one? This is the class for you! In this class, we take you from bare stick to inspection-ready weapon in under an hour. Great for the beginner, or the fighter who needs a replacement weapon in a hurry. If you bring a stick, we will have the tape, thrusting tips, and tools on hand to help you start building.
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1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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2.0 Bog U Belly Dance Basics with Hadia Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
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1.0 Cabochons (Booth #17) So You Bought a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen Basic SCA Sewing Using the fabric of a Sari. lets make some garb!
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1.5 Clan Lurkr (N06) Introduction to Beer-Making Lord Alain ap Daffyd Kit brewing, or how to brew beer in your kitchen. A demonstration of how to use readily available beer kits to brew 5 gallon batches.
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2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
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2.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball Rehearsal Thl Siri Toivosdotter Singers and instrumentalists, come rehearse for the Choral Ball which will be held Monday or Tuesday evening of War Week. If possible, procure music and practice tracks in advance on the Facebook Group SCA Choral Ensemble. Walk-ins are welcome; some music will be provided. This rehearsal is not required to participate in the Ball, but it will be very helpful. Singers are encouraged to take a look and listen to the music ahead of time. (Will need to edit this once the Ball date is set.)
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1.25 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Byzantine Iconography: Theology in Line and Color Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola In-depth overview of origins, history, symbolism, and technique of the ancient art of Byzantine Icons. Also the introduction to hands-on three-part "Icon Writing" class August 6, 11am Panel Prep; August 7, 11am Gilding; August 9, 11am Icon writing with Egg Tempera.
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
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2.0 Little Dragon's Hoard Forging and Use of Fire Steels Master Solvarr Hammarson This class will show how to forge a basic fire steel. There will be hands-on instruction on use of flint and steel.
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0.5 Main Battlefield Unbelted Champions Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 9:30 am) 1 point. 20 fighters. 1 pass. Full field. Crowns may not fight. Unbelted Heirs may. No Allies. **Alternates/Allies to fight a 2nd pass, 50 vs 50 for no points.
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1.0 Maison Rive (space 24 (opposite camp store)) SCAbominations Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf The things the SCA taught you about the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance that just aren't true. Were peasants "nasty, brutish and short"? Did the rich over-use spices? Parents' note: Includes a brief, graphic discussion of prostitution.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
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1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Children's Choir Rehearsal Mistress Deonna von Aachen The Pennsic Children's Choir is an open choir for any children ages 4-11 who enjoy singing. They rehearse for one hour each day and perform at the Knowne World Choir concert on Thursday 8/9/18. The director of the Pennsic Children's Choir this year is Mistress Deonna von Aachen.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Rapier Bear Pit Tourney Lord Velvet Nothing fancy here: a classic bear pit tourney. Three passes, winner stays, three fights maximum. Every skill level welcome. Bring your best, and fight until you can't fight any more. Prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. If you've ever felt like you didn't get enough fencing in at Pennsic, here's your answer.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Early Period Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia Blossfechten (early period unarmored) point-based tournament, restricted to weapons common in the first half of the 16th century and earlier. Guidelines for allowed weapons: - Maximum blade length (measured from crossguard to tip) is 38". - Blades must be at least 1" wide at the hilt. Rapier blades mounted on simple hilts will not be allowed. - No complex or cup hilts. One large side ring, posts/nagle, or a knuckle bow will be allowed. - Allowed styles: single sword, sword and parrying device or dagger, or two-handed sword. - Daggers may not have complex hilts, including any side rings or posts, and may be worn at the belt. This tournament is part of the Cut-and-Thrust Triathlon, though you are not required to participate in any other tournaments.
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2.0 RS1 Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Lady Líadan Liathán Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán: what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure; how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
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2.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
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1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, 4 hours from a big meal, or 2 hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit)
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2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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0.5 Main Battlefield Belted Champions Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: 1 point. 20 fighters. 1 pass. Full field. Crowns may not fight. Heirs may. No Allies.
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10:30
1.0 Youth Point EK Day at Family Point: Tassels and Pouches Lady Hugoline the Delicate Sew a simple pouch, then decorate it with a tassel made by you!
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11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
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6.0 Archery Archery War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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1.0 A&S 1 History of Sheep Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel Sheep have been domesticated since around 10,000 BC. They can be used for wool, meat and milk production. We will discuss the history of sheep breeds, and which ones would have been available before 1600.
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1.0 A&S 2 Nalbinding: The Asle Mitten Stitch Mistress Jorunn Steinabrjotr The Asle Mitten stitch comes from a mitten found in a fort on an island near Sweden. It was dated to approximately 1530 by carbon dating. The stitch makes a fabric that is three layers thick, and almost windproof. It may be the stitch used in "Swedish Mittens" mentioned in period sources. The stitch is one of the most complex used in nalbinding. Only students who know basic nalbinding should attend; if you would just like to see it, please talk to the instructor after class.
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1.0 A&S 3 On Being a Pilgrim Mistress Orlaith Ballach Inghen Flainn A discussion about walking The Camino de Santiago in garb.
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1.0 A&S 4 Tips and Tricks for Making Garb Easier and Better Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Not all methods are period, but this class aims to help the novice to intermediate sewer overcome some of the hurdles encountered when making simple garb. Why fabric "bias" is important.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 6 Henna 101 for Tweens and Teens Mistress Asalah al-Hina [YouthU] A hands-on beginner look at henna history, application, and design. Participants will receive an instructional handout and henna cone.
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1.0 A&S 7 Fiber Prep for Handspinners Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Explore different fibers, fiber preparations and strategies for spinning or felting fibers that may be new to the students as well as recognizing which fiber preparations may be best suited for the skill level and desired outcome by the student. Wools, silks, cottons, and other natural fibers will be explored. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Fibers will be provided in the class materials, but students are encouraged to bring their own fiber samples and fiber prep tools to have questions answered and/or suggestions for dealing with problematic fiber preparations and tools.
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2.0 A&S 8 The Importance of Being Vigilant Thl Dmitrii Zhirov Are you aspiring to be a Peer? Are you a Peer with students reaching that point? Are you a future Crown who will be recognizing Peers? Are you just curious about the process? This class will cover many of the details to be considered in crafting a successful vigil and ceremony. Taught from a Middle Kingdom perspective, but all are welcome, as inter-Kingdom anthropology is fascinating.
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1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Entertainment for the people, by the people! Find out what a bardic circle is, etiquette, where to find material, and how to participate. We won't actually be performing, but we will play a game to give you an idea of how circles work. Conveniently, there's the Runestone (least intimidating) Bardic Circle at 2 pm at Runestone Hill, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use!
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1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
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1.0 A&S 13 Research 102: I’ve Got Stuff – Now What? Elenor dela Rochelle alias Ela Found your academic sources after Research 101? Learn how to apply research to recreation, including interpreting sources and explaining to others.
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1.0 A&S 16 Putting Punic Back in Pennsic Aelia Sophoniba There's more to Carthage than the Punic Wars, and their influence on the Western Mediterranean lingered well past 146 BC. The goal of this class is to provide an overview of Punic and Neo-Punic culture in North Africa and the Western Mediterranean, and starting points for further research on a variety of topics core to constructing and outfitting an SCA persona. Handout will include a bibliography and addresses to online resources.
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1.0 A&S 19 Newcomers and Disabilty Q&A Baron Gabrell Fairecloughe Will use a Q&A format to talk about accessibility in the SCA, the obstacles I have faced during my time in the SCA and how I dealt with them. Will also share some stories from other accessibility-challenged individuals, and share online and Pennsic resources for accessibility.
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1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Table Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi Four- and seven-player backgammon will be taught depending on attendance. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
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1.0 Main Battlefield Allied Champions Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: 1 point. 1 battle, 1 hour, restricted resurrection. 75 v 75. Allies only. No “King’s men” principals. “Soccer” substitutions (once you leave, you may not re-enter). All those waiting to sub in must be in the substitute box off the field. All others must move to the sidelines as they come out. Each side may bring a maximum of 5 substitutes, for a total of 80 participants per side. Capture the flag. Two flags, scored by moving flag from your opponent’s flag base to your own. Total score at the end of the hour wins the point. Flag bearer must have gauntlets, and is engaged 360 degrees. Interval resurrections. As combatants die, they move to the resurrection box. Every 3 minutes, the resurrection box is released. Dead who are not yet inside the resurrection box at release must wait until the next release. Likewise, if, while in your resurrection zone, your helmet is off at release, you may not release.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Covers the basic movements that this lovely art form is based on, including drills! Intermediate and Advanced welcome. Kamiilah will add layers and make it harder for you!
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided as part of the class fee.
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11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent How to Teach Minors to Throw Thrown Weapons Staff Recommended for Marshals in Training. This class will go into more detail than the marshaling class about legal requirements for youth throwing in the SCA, as well as talk about teaching techniques that have been successful with minors.
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11:00
1.5 Touch The Earth 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
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12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Black Hours: Dyeing Your Perg Lady Faílenn Chu ingen uí Fháeláin Hopefully, a hands-on class teaching how to dye pergamenata. Supplies will be limited.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Drawing the Human Face Sigrid Schreiber How to draw the human face from any angle, in 3-D, using the classic canon of proportion used by the 15th-century masters, but with a method updated by some 20th-century masters.
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2.0 Amphitheater Improving your Improv: Character and Commitment Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Improv is more than what you say, it’s how you say it. Learn to create more interesting characters by making meaningful decisions about emotion and body movement and stay committed to those choices. This class will focus on exercises and games to bring emotion, mannerisms, and movement to the character you create on stage in order to fully capture the audience’s attention.
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12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners I Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the first in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style (which is different), though I will try to point you at people who can.
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1.5 A&S 1 Opus Anglicanum Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Come and learn goldwork embroidery! Play with shiny thread! With one easy stitch and a bit of patience, create beautiful pieces! If you have scissors or snips, please bring them, otherwise some will be available to share.
08-05
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2.0 A&S 3 Viking Wire Weaving Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir A hands-on class for learning to do basic wire weaving, including drawing down and finishing. I will have basic tools and supplies for students, a handout, and kits available for purchase.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Developing a Make-and-Take Class: Cheesemaking Lady Alicia of Cambion Make-and-take classes are popular, make excellent demos, and are a great hands-on way to teach a new skill. We will walk through some of the elements of developing your own make-and-take class project while demonstrating the process of making a simple cheese.
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1.0 A&S 5 Wire Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire jewelry - making links with beads on them - and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Note: Class does not include wrapping a stone or bead. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
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1.0 A&S 6 Openwork Embroidery Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne Learn a type of embroidery that was used primarily for linen embellishment in later periods. Ten kits available; no fee for under 17. Bring sharp scissors if you can.
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1.0 A&S 7 Share the Love: Tokens of Appreciation Mistress Elizabethe Alles Share ideas for tokens/largesse to give to those who inspire you. Students encouraged to bring examples of tokens they have given or received.
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1.0 A&S 9 Method in the Madness Master Owen Alun The how and why of Bardic Madness, how it came to be, structure and logic. For those who are interested in hosting or organizing one, and for those interested in encouraging performing arts community building through focused events.
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1.0 A&S 12 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 13 Trans 101 for the SCA Lord Samson Muskovich As modern society becomes more open and accepting, transgender individuals are becoming more visible in their representation both in and out of the SCA. Please join us for a discussion about interacting with these members of the populace. Topics will include history, etiquette, basic definitions for the community, and an open forum for attendee questions.
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1.0 A&S 14 A Review of Early Irish Garb Thl Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht Review of garb options, shoes, accessories for an Irish persona, 800-1000 CE, taken from extant sources and illuminations in the Book of the Kells.
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2.0 A&S 15 Spinning Flax on a Wheel Lady Henna Sinclair Spinning flax is fun! It's frustrating! It's a unique spinning experience! With the fibers measuring from 24-36 inches, it's a completely different experience than spinning even the longest staple wool. We'll talk about using a distaff, and other ways to support the fibers. I'll show you how I dress my distaff, and those interested may spin at my wheel. You may also bring your own if you like. I find that I prefer my double-drive wheel with attached distaff for flax spinning, but plenty of folks use their Scotch tension wheels quite successfully. This class is an advanced-level spinning class though all are welcome to come listen and watch.
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1.0 A&S 19 Meet the Society Chatelaine Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Join Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna, the current Society Chatelaine, for a question-and-answer session.
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2.0 Bog U Drop Spinning 101 Baroness Catherine of deva Want to learn to drop spin or have had a hard time picking it up? Come and learn using a high whorl spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. Spindles can be purchased for $3.00.
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12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Introduction to English Country Dance (Playford) Ariana de Gallo Sellengers Round, Gathering Peascods and others to be determined based on number of students in class.
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12:00
1.0 Fort Youth Falconry Lord Jacob the Wanderer Glider birds for the young! Come and enjoy a short lesson on the art of falconry followed by birds everywhere! A trophy will also be awarded to the youth with the best distance and also the longest time in flight! Their Majesties of each kingdom and or their representatives are cordially invited to attend and cheer! Must have adult escort.
08-05
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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2.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Persian or Turkish? The Complicated Answers Mistress Jadi Fatima Usually this question comes up about clothing, but it comes up a lot. And most people mean "Is this 16th-century Ottoman Turkish or is this 16th-century Safavid Persian?" because that is the period when the differences seem most distinct. This class is a basic overview of the complex history of Turkic and Persian peoples of Central Asia and the art and clothing they produced, what that says about who they were, and how they saw themselves. We'll look at lots of images of period art to help train your eye. I'm especially excited to show photos of some garments I've been able to examine firsthand in museums over the last two years.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
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1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 RS1 Basic Landsknecht Persona Lord Ehrenfried Schertenleib Discussion on persona, garb, and equipment of the Landsknecht. Who were you as a Landsknecht?
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2.0 University-Battlefield Basics of Flexible Weapons Fighting Kenneth Learn to fight with the techniques of the Filipino sarong, which can also be applied to other flexible items such as scarves or belts. Class will cover offensive and defensive techniques including blocks, traps and chokes. No martial arts experience or equipment required.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Black Hours: Working on Black Substrate Lady Faílenn Chu ingen uí Fháeláin How to get your design onto the black substrate, plus tips and tricks for paint, gold, and ink.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Youth Illumination Workshop Asuka Seishi For teens who are interested in trying illumination. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Come paint!
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2.0 Archery Range Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot Baroness Genieve Rose de Glendalough Archery tournament open to Baronial Archery Champions from throughout the Known World.
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1.5 A&S 5 Viking Age Weapons and Armor Hawkeye Penny Covers the weapons the Norseman used including weapons from the Rus and from Constantinople: helms and armor we know of; a detailed explanation of the weapons and weapon types, as well as how they used them; shield construction and technique; and what a typical warrior may have worn and carried into battle. I will have examples to show.
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2.0 A&S 6 Embroidered Pouch or Small Cushion Lady Thea de Nes Start with a piece of plain cloth (provided by instructor, or bring your own). Use simple stitches and beads to make a fancy pouch or small pillow. If time allows and people are interested, we can also explore making tassels and cords.
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1.0 A&S 7 Supported Spinning Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Explore the history and period techniques used to create yarn using a supported spindle. Supported spindles are ideal to use for fine yarns or more delicate fibers that might not stand the weight of a drop spindle (such as cotton or cashmere). Supported spindles and fibers will be provided in the materials, but students are encouraged to bring their own fibers or spindles they would like help with.
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3.0 A&S 8 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl barbara webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
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1.0 A&S 9 Costuming: Late 16th-Century Commedia Character Thl Genefe Wölfelin Explore the clothing characteristics associated with each character in the late 16th century. In this case, clothes really do make the character!
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2.0 A&S 10 Gerdany Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya This is a Ukrainian folk craft, using seed beads to create beautiful netting. Class will be making a two-color necklace.
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1.0 A&S 12 So You Want to Be a Scribe Lady Triona MacCasky Designed for those who have thought about doing scribal work, but have no idea where to start.
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1.0 A&S 14 The History of Prostitution Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period. Age 18+.
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1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya This survey of clothing from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib is based on garments depicted in paintings, carvings, and other art sources, since no clothing from before 1601 has survived from al-Maghrib and very, very little from al-Andalus. I have found some new sources since last year for men's wear. Includes a brief discussion of plausible fabrics, as well as photos of some extant textiles from al-Andalus. The goal is to be able to a create complete outfit for males and females.
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3.0 A&S 19 Newcomers' Social Baroness Rois Ofayh If you are new to Pennsic or the SCA, please join the Chatelaines of the Known World as we host a Newcomers' Social just for you. Bring any questions you have for us to answer. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours. Light refreshments will be provided.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? No problem! This class starts with basic steps and patterns, then teaches fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy. No partners required.
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2.0 E10-Great Dark Horde camp, at Brewers Road and Chandlers Road (E10-Great Dark Horde camp, at Brewers Road and Chandlers Road) Aerial Yoga Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Aerial Yoga With Gav Kyran using silks. For the more advanced yoga student who wants to explore the freedom of being suspended. Will take place in E10-Great Dark Horde camp, at Brewers Road and Chandlers Road. Please dress for comfort and modesty. Limited to five.
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1.0 Games Tent Laugh and Lie Down Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre A matching card game, playable by most any age. Good for 3-6 players. Rules will be taught and games played afterwards.
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4.0 Great Hall Pennsic 47 Arts and Sciences Display Lady Adele Lochlane Bring your completed items, works-in-progress, research, and discussion material so that you may share, inspire, and enrich our Society. See what others in your field are working on, discover a new passion, make new contacts, and most importantly, have fun! 11:30 am: Artisans may set up their entries. 1 pm – 5 pm: the Display is open to the public. 5 pm – 5:30 pm: Break down displays.
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2.0 Main Battlefield Heroic Champions (Armoured and Rapier) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Armored Champions, 1 point. Rapier Champions, 2 points. (Muster 12:30 pm), 3 points total. No principal combatant who fights in this battle may participate in another Champions battle (except Heirs). Principal Crowns may not fight. Heirs will resolve a tie for armored. Royalty’s Rapier Champion will resolve a tie for rapier. Format is one-on-one; weapons need not be matched. Armored: 12 total fights; Principals will each field 1 unbelt; no other limitations on who can be on the team. Double kills to be refought once only. Alternate who chooses first. Whichever is ahead chooses first fighter. If tied, the winner of a coin flip decides choice of electing the first armored or rapier. The other will choose the first from the other discipline. (Rapier traditionally pre-arranges this; if this occurs, lists will be provided to royalty at start of champions.) 18 Rapier slots. 8 Principal. 8 Allied. 2 C&T. Tie will award no points to either Kingdom.
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2.5 Midrealm Royal (W01) Pelican and Protégé Meet-Up Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa This is a time for Pelicans and protégés to meet others from across the Known World! A variety of topics will be discussed. Please join us!
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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.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Care and Feeding of Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Discussion of weapon selection and maintenance. Recommended for MITs and new throwers.
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1.5 Touch The Earth From the Mind of a Bored Drummer (Even + Odd = ?!) Ziggy What happens when you take an odd-count rhythm and mash it with an even-count rhythm? Sometimes you get a train wreck, sometimes you get a moment of brilliance! Come and learn a couple of new rhythms I created; bring your own to share, or we can get creative on the spot and see what happens. Bring Your Own Drum.
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1.0 Youth Point EK Day at Family Point: Dip Candles Lady Hugoline the Delicate Make a dip candle, just like people did hundreds of years ago.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Back in Black: Black Commercial Papers Discussion Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun Various black papers are available for scroll-making. The pros and cons of several plus those of hand-dyed will be discussed. Samples provided.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Introduction to Painting Scrolls Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena In this hands-on class, we’ll cover the basics of painting scrolls. Includes how to get even coverage for the background sections, basic shading and whitework details. Please bring your own paint (watercolor gouache) and brushes. Paper worksheets will be provided. Open to tweens/teens in addition to adults.
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1.5 A&S 7 Chainmaille Workshop: Simple 2-in-2 Necklace Aldiana della Serra This workshop is geared towards the absolute beginner with no chainmaille experience. The class fee covers a full kit of tools and supplies you may need to get started creating chainmaille. If you do not finish the workshop project in class, you will have everything you need to complete it at your leisure. Extra loaner tools and magnifying lenses will be available for use during the workshop. Patience and fine motor skills are needed for this class, so it may not be suited to children under 12 years old.
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1.5 A&S 9 Music Theory and Ear Training for Sight-Singing Lady Tangwystl verch Gruffydd A broad overview of basic music theory and ear training, going over rhythm and pitch in modern notation, as tools for learning to sight-sing.
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1.0 A&S 12 Society Officer Meet-and-Greet Mistress Elonda Blue Haven Meet and greet your Society Officers.
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1.0 A&S 13 Intermediate Sewing Skills: Real Rolled Hems Mistress Lucrece de Montsoreau No need to cheat! Learn how to sew a real rolled hem! You'll wonder why you didn't do it before.
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1.5 A&S 14 A Celtic Pronunciation Primer Thl Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht Can't tell your Daffydd from your Diarmuid? Are you a court herald who weeps at a Welsh name? Quakes in fear when the Irish step up to your list field to be announced? Then this class is for you! Come take this overview of Irish and Welsh pronunciation, with an emphasis on names, designed specifically to assist with heraldic endeavors!
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1.0 A&S 15 Ingredients for Pre-1000 Northern European Recipes Mistress Annora Hall Building a pre-1000 recipe takes a bit more research than redacting an ingredient list from a primary source. It takes some investigation and tenacity to sift through the surviving materials of pre-1000 cultures to build a plausible list of food stuffs from which you can reference. I will share my research sources for pre-1000 northern European recipes, discuss additional avenues of source material, and encourage discussion of participants to share their research triumphs and milestones.
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2.0 A&S 16 North African Coffee Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora "Coffee," from the Arabic word qahwah, became popular in the Maghreb by the 16th century. From beans to cup, we will roast green coffee beans together, then learn the techniques you need to make the perfect brew. We will look at bunna, Ethiopian coffee, for comparison. Come thirsty! There is an option to go home with the tools you need to make coffee, as I will have 10 kits available while supplies last (approx. $15.00).
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1.0 Bog U Guitar in the SCA Period Lady Ysabel da Costa Yes, guitars are period! The popular 16th-century Renaissance guitar had 4-courses tuned GCEA, like one of its modern descendants, the ukulele. We will survey the origin and history of the guitar, period notation and playing technique, and extant musical literature, then learn to play some easy period pieces. Bring a ukulele (or modern guitar capo'd on the 5th fret) if you can. A few loaner instruments and capos will be available.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances Without Dignity Lord Hermankyn Let's do some high energy dancing. These dances could be done slowly and stately - but not today: Petit Riens, Gathering Peascods, Montarde Bransle.
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1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ottoman Singing Class Master Osman Usta We will be rehearsing past songs for performance this year, and teaching the Ottoman martial composition "Ceddin Deden," that was/is commonly performed in the Mehteran Janissary Band. This piece of music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn this song in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: an Ottoman song "Ceddin Deden" and its history; the musical modality Makam Huseyni; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish along with a brief history and etymology. The 3 classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent 14th-Century Italian Secular Vocal Music Mistress Arianna Morgan Provides an overview of musical and poetic forms of 14th-century Italian secular vocal music. Listening examples will be provided and, time permitting, students may be given an opportunity to learn a piece or two!
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2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known Commedia dell'Arte troupes will guide you if you're new, or give you free advice that's definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
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3.0 RS3 Runestone Bardic Circle Practice: Alternate Site Pennsic Performing Arts (Runestone campus for "Runestone Bardic Circle Practice" in case of weather; see class for details.)
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3.0 Rune Stone Park Runestone Bardic Circle at Runestone Park Pennsic Performing Arts Bardic Safe Zone! (Formally known as "The Peerless Bardic Circle - the Tradition Continues".) Welcome, first timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, and all seeking to enjoy an un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! We invite all those new and exploring the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels including apprentices, journeymen, as well as anyone who may want to come listen and enjoy the gathering in the shade of the park near the Runestone. A few disguised Peers have been known to sneak in. Alternate rain site at the Amphitheater. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class in AS 9 at 11am in AS9.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Axe Continuous-Throw Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff How many axes can you throw without missing? Single rotation throws until you miss.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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1.0 University-Battlefield Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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1.0 Youth Point EK Day at Family Point: Kumihimo Weaving Lady Hugoline the Delicate Learn to weave with kumihimo. Kid-friendly materials will be provided
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15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 So You Think You Might Want to Scribe? Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A light introduction to the scribal arts with some practical exercises. Designed for those who have an interest in exploring the scribal arts but find it intimidating to approach. You will not feel intimidated after an hour with me! Come find out about the fun side of calligraphy and illumination.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Ways with Words: Intermed./Adv. Wordsmithing Thl Mariette de Bretagne Covers how to use literature, period documents, and creative writing techniques to create uniquely-worded award documents.
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1.0 A&S 2 I Do Not Think That Means What You Think It Means Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana An exploration of the inter-kingdom anthropology of the usage of regalia and other tokens and designators of rank as used within the SCA.
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1.0 A&S 3 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Thl Griffin de Willingeham Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
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1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Wordsmithing Lord Nicol mac Donnachaidh As award scrolls become more personalized, the texts are getting craftier. Learn the basics of research and wordcraft, and what lies beyond a scroll.
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1.0 A&S 6 Persona Workshop Thl Elizabeth Silverloc [YouthU] Gather information to fill out a workbook with questions designed to help you develop your SCA persona of someone who might have lived in the Middle Ages.
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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.
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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.
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2.0 A&S 12 East Kingdom Herbalists & Apothecaries' Guild Meet Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in getting involved with others in the East working with period herbal practice, research on medicine in period, medieval gardening, etc.? Join us for a meeting to revive the Guild! Discussions of period practices welcome, though practical organization will be a main focus.
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2.0 A&S 13 Book Lovers' Tea Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Please bring your favorite book(s) to discuss. Books with medieval themes and topics are encouraged but not required. Bring paper and pencil to jot down new authors to check out. Iced tea, water and treats will be provided.
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1.0 Bog U XXX Rated Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce This is "not your mother's scenario" class! Did you know a few commedia scenarios include fornication, enemas, defecation and other risqué topics we couldn't even air on modern television? Join us for a discussion of lazzi rarely performed at SCA events but ones that may liven up certain Pennsic parties. Class has been updated since last year. Come out to learn about even more explicit topics, including the "Love in Venice" exhibit at The Brooklyn Public Library! No one under 18 will be allowed at this class. Must present ID!
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1.0 Dance Tent Flirtatious 15th-Century Set Dances: Pizochara Countess Judith de Northumbria An intermediate-level allegorical dance of the less official happenings in monastic communities.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper amulet.
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1.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Melée Champions Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 2:30 pm) 2 points. 30 fighters per side, 15 principals & 15 allies (no fewer than 15 per side for melee of 30). Battle will be fought in 3 heats. Each heat will be best of 3. Best of 3 heats wins the War points. Heat 1: 15 vs 15 fighters from principal Kingdoms. Heat 2: 15 vs 15 fighters from allied Kingdoms. Heat 3: 30 vs 30 with 15 fighters from principal and 15 from allied kingdoms on each side. Last fighter standing; no resurrection. Restricted field of traditional size. DFB is allowed. No RBGs.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval Music Notation: Introduction Master John Elys Reading medieval music in modern notation imposes modern notions of measure, phrasing, and tonality. Reading it in the original notation allows us to get closer to the composer's intentions and the head-space of a medieval performer, which can help achieve those elusive, magical “medieval moments”. We'll spend most of the class reading examples, discussing problems as they arise. F, G, and C clefs in various places, long note values, unbarred music, C.O.P. ligatures, musica ficta, and perhaps “minor coloration". Returning students welcome, as we'll read a different repertoire each time. Bring melody instruments you play fluently, such as recorder, gamba, fiddle, voice (if you have good pitch memory), etc. If you have multiple sizes of your instrument, please bring them (e.g., SATB recorders). Each session of the class will use different examples, so feel free to attend both.
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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.
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2.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginning Spear Thrown Weapons Staff This is a hands-on class demonstrating beginning spear technique.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms I Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Choosing Heavy Weapon Techniques and Tactics Duke Paul of Bellatrix A discussion of the factors that should be considered when comparing and choosing heavy weapon techniques and strategies. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Are the gains of using a particular technique or tactic worth the cost of using it?
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3.0 White List Known World Novice Championship Baron Dankwert Bathory Fighters from all over the Known World with two years or less experience since their primary authorization, test their skills against each other.
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2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Combat Lists open.
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1.0 Youth Point EK Day at Family Point: Kites! Lady Hugoline the Delicate Back by popular demand!!! Participants will decorate and assemble their own kites!
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16:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Open Scribal Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
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16:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 Calligraphy 101 and the Uncial Hand Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of putting a calligraphy pen to paper, and then apply those principles to practicing the Uncial hand. It's an early-period hand that's a good starting point for learning all the hands that come after it.
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2.0 Amphitheater Combat on the Elizabethan Stage Lord Orlando Sforza A practical, hands-on approach to stage violence and swordplay on the stage, this class offers a historic overview, safety, and choreography. Students will practice a pre-planned fight routine.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Mongol Invasion and the Great Duchy of Lithuania Igor of Northshield Historical review of the influence of the Mongol invasion to rise of the Great Duchy of Lithuania and its relationships with Kyev Rus. Roots of historical divide between Eastern and Western Rus.
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1.0 A&S 6 Forging Clay Lord Donato Favro [TeenU] Students will learn hands-on basic blacksmithing techniques with a safer and more portable material. Recommended for age 10 and up.
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1.5 A&S 8 German Peasant Wars 1524-1525 Baron Friderich Swartzwalder A look at the German Peasant Wars of 1524-1525. We'll look at the causes of the uprisings, the key figures, military response, and outcomes.
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1.0 A&S 9 Creating Kingdom-Sized Performing Arts Programs Baroness Sophia the Orange Organizing performers is different from performing. Come hear my suggestions and lessons learned for large-scale performing arts programs for kingdoms and large, war-sized events. Share my "lessons learned" from running the SCA 50 Year Performing Arts Program, serving as Kingdom MOAS Deputy for Performing Arts in Atlantia for 3 years, Guild Leader for the Atlantia Performing Arts Guild for 3 years, Co-Lead for Commedia, Foolery, and Physical Theater track at Pennsic University for 6 years, creating the Performing Arts Program at War of the Wings (Atlantia) and myriad other organizational jobs in SCA Performing Arts over 26 years. Come with your own ideas, and we’ll discuss what you can do back home.
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1.5 A&S 19 Pennsic Party University Lady Sinn Larensdotter This class is to attempt to show newcomers (to Pennsic, or the bog/swamp) how to deal with nightlife in the louder parts of Pennsic. We call this a primer for the Lake After Dark. We'll cover various topics, including these: Open Bar Etiquette; Visiting Other Camps; Tipping; Romance, Courting, and Your Significant Other; Chaperoning; Party Safety; Hydrate!; Love Your Feet; and How to Play the Game.
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16:00
1.0 Bog U Ætheldreda: Queen, Abbess and Saint Gardner of Elygh Ætheldreda escaped a series of politically determined marriages to become a nun and ultimately found a religious community at the isle of Ely in 650. Renowned for her wisdom as much as her charity, and her charity as for her chastity, The Venerable Bede wrote a hymn to her perfection. She was canonized after her corpse remained uncorrupted. Liturgy in her name has been performed at the same site for 1200 years.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances for Odd Numbers Lady Wenllyan Goch Partnerless bransles (French), three-person dances from Gresley (English) and 15th-century Italian manuscripts, even a five-person dance! All steps taught.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
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16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Icon Writing: Hands-on 3 Parts Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola This is Part 1 of a three part hands-on workshop in Byzantine Icon writing from prep to finish. All materials included, beginner to advanced. Part 1: Panel preparation. Part 2 Gilding. Part 3 Painting with Egg Tempera. Visit Guild Mirandola for more info. Lecture intro on Iconography on Sunday, August 5, 10am. Participants can attend individual workshops or all to experience an abbreviated process of Icon Writing.
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1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
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1.0 Lochmere Chorulus Pennsicus Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir, entrance by audition. Previous choral singing experience is expected. The audition includes a prepared vocal selection and a sight-reading session. CP performs with the Known World Choir and Friends on Thursday evening of War Week. See the class book/web site for next year’s audition details.
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lights, Tools, and Props: Technical Theater at War Lady Perronnelle de Croy For anyone interested in getting acquainted with how the technical side of the Performing Arts tent works and how to get involved. Ages 15+ welcome. Discussion will cover setup, challenges and limitations, and roles of staff associated with the PA Tent.
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16:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Free Scholar Elevation of Colette Vitalis Master Dominyk Wolferam Colette Vitalis will be elevated to the rank of Free Scholar in the Atlantian Acadamie D'Espee. Will take place on the rapier field following the Champions Battle on Sunday 8/5. Colette will fight selected representatives of the the Acadamie d'Espee - Scholar, Provost and OD - and all attending Free Scholars. A prize box will be available should you wish to leave her a memento or gift.
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16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms II Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-05
16:30
1.5 Rapier List 3 Teaching Italian Fencing and Western Martial Arts Countess Elena d'Artois An exploration of martial pedagogical concepts, this class is designed for intermediate to advanced fencers who are responsible for teaching fencing at local practices. Concepts can be applied in class settings as well as one-on-one coaching. Discussion will cover the varied learning styles and ideas for teaching that can connect with them. A sample class lesson and drill will be demonstrated that includes many learning styles. Italian rapier in the Venetian style will be the content used, but the pedagogical concepts can be applied to other martial disciplines. Equipment needed: single rapier, gloves, mask, and gorget. Students are encouraged to bring writing utensils if they wish to take notes. An outline of the class content will be provided.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshal Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Ars Dictaminis: Art of Medieval Letter Writing Lord William de Hirst Letter writing was the primary form of communication in period, but is a neglected art today. Rediscover the beauty and fun of letter-writing from period sources. We'll look at the art of writing a proper letter, famous correspondence, and examples of everyday letters sent by people all across society. Plus, plenty of tips for writing your own letters!
08-05
17:00
2.0 A&S 9 East Kingdom College of Performers Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini For members of the East Kingdom Performing Community. Future meetings, events and elections will be discussed. Meet others in the Kingdom who share an interest in all types of performance from music to storytelling.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Bog U Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) Darbuka Dave This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Let's Have a Bransle Lord Tuthal O'Sheils An introductory class to bransles wherein will be taught bransles of varying difficulties. Source material for bransles is Orchesography by Thoinot Arbeau. Learn a few bransles and how to listen and interpret music for easier dancing.
08-05
17:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Siege Engine Inspection Master Scheduler Please note: location change! Siege engine inspections will take place on the battlefield per usual. However, siege projectile inspections will take place at the Siege Tent at the west end of the row of marshal tents. All siege engines intended for use in official martial activities at Pennsic 47 must be inspected during one of the official inspection times. Siege projectiles are welcome during the official inspection times, with re-inspection following any battle that includes siege. All projectiles must have the day's inspection paint.
08-05
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Characters of Commedia Workshop Lady Cael O'Conail Come gather with other Commedia enthusiasts or beginners to learn more about the characters of commedia dell’arte! We will be working with personal motivations, movement styles and attitudes to help actors better portray their favorites, or find a new character to enjoy!
08-05
17:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Songs of the Trobairitz: Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Pennsic Performing Arts Mistress Amelie d'Anjou sings and plays songs of the Trobairitz from León, Castile, Aquitaine, and France; she is a troubadour with bowed stringed instruments who is not afraid to use them and sing as well.
08-05
17:30
2.0 General Archery Archery Champions' Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Everyone who wishes to try out for the Archery Champions teams is welcome and encouraged to attend. Yes, you are good enough to try out!
08-05
17:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Master Ruaidhri au Cu Pennsic Performing Arts Telling stories and singing songs as only a Scots man can.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shading for Dummies: Illumination Bronwyn Andrus Are you a beginner who has no idea how to create believable shape to figures in your illumination? Come and experience how light creates shape. Work in charcoal or Conté crayon on pastel paper.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Theatre Games for Teens Lady Muirenn ingen Morainn Are you a teen interested in acting? Do you like to play games? Come to this class for games that are all about performing! For ages 13-18.
08-05
18:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Painting (Thru Æthelmearc Scribal College) Lady Moll Sotherden Learn "Basic Glass Painting", the same technique found to do wording and faces in churches. Also, scribes! Learn how to put words on glass. You'll work on a small piece that will get fired onsite. If you've seen any stained glass scrolls given out in court, this is the method I use. (Scribes, please bring a nib holder and some nibs.)
08-05
18:00
1.5 A&S 8 Sack of Rome, 1527 Baron Friderich Swartzwalder An overview of the 1527 Sack of Rome by Spanish, German, and Italian troops of the Holy Roman Empire. The class will look at the political and military events leading up to the sack, the campaign itself, and the political results.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent Meet-the-Dance-Faculty Social Pennsic Dance Staff Everyone is invited to meet the people who make the Pennsic School of European Dance happen! This event is open for all students and dancers to meet this year's faculty and staff, and is a relaxing social event for our faculty and experienced dancers. We encourage all to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and a group picture of staff and teachers will be taken.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent In a Fool’s Garden: Fables of John Inchingham Pennsic Performing Arts Baron John of Illiton, AKA Master John Inchingham the Fool, sings fantastical tales of dragons, giants, trolls, mermaids, hydras, pegasi and weaselopes too! He also spins whimsical yarns of cats, rats, dogs, frogs, beavers, otters, rabbits, ducks, yaks and herring. Come sing along or just sit and listen to an hour’s worth of family-friendly entertainment.
08-05
18:00
2.0 South Battlefield Combat of the Thirty Duke Maynard von dem Steine This is a 14th-century 30 versus 30 deed of arms inspired by the original combat of the thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blow scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. Armor must be a reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-century harness. Weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-century kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, pole-arms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7 feet, daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are “captured” during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the battle begins.
08-05
18:00
2.0 University-Battlefield PPF Sumō: A Gentle Martial Art Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Sumō workshop: The Norse had Glima, and the Japanese had Sumō. Learn the ancient art of sumō wrestling. Sumō was and is a popular festival activity. Prepare yourself to participate in one of the martial sports at Chōyō no Sekku (Chrysanthemum Festival) 2020 SEP 25–27 in Æthelmearc. Learn the rules of the All Japan Amateur Sumō Association. Practice basic Sumō rituals and techniques. This workshop is gender neutral and will follow the rules established by the All Japan Amateur Sumō Association for elementary school students. Anyone deliberately violating the rules will be asked to leave the workshop. Sumō is practiced barefooted and with minimal clothing. Do not wear one of those joke sumō suits. It will be too hot, and they are not worn for this sort of activity. Please avoid any clothing, other than a mawashi, which can be easily grabbed. You must provide yourself with a mawashi (a type of loin cloth) in order to participate in some of the workshop activities. A description of how to make one is available at http://www.demoivre.org/Heian-kyo_2020/
08-05
19:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shading Drapery in Illumination Bronwyn Andrus For intermediate or advanced scribes who sometimes feel their draped fabric doesn't look real. Work with charcoal or Conté crayon on pastel paper.
08-05
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara - look for signs!) Raunch & Romance: Oral Recitations Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Come listen to period and period-inspired pieces in the lush surrounds of the Courtesan College. To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. Age 18+.
08-05
19:00
3.0 East Kingdom Royal East Kingdom Teen Party Youth University Join us for the 13th annual Teen Party in EK Royal. Those gentles ages 13-17 are welcome to attend.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf's Annual Pennsic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Music, stories, hijinks and history, in the concert that's become a Pennsic tradition!
08-05
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.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Night with the Knights Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope We invite members of the Chivalry from all Kingdoms to get into armor and come to the youth list! You can give our young fighters the benefit of your expertise. Sparring between adults and youth will be allowed under these special training conditions. All weapons, calibration, and conventions will be as per Youth Combat rules. Knights: Please arrive armored. Parents/guardians are advised that allowing your child to participate shall be understood as permission for this type of training. Sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
08-05
20:00
1.0 A&S 4 Known World Youth Combat Marshal Meet-and-Greet Master Nyilas Kazmer An informal get-together with the Society Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat. Get the latest updates, meet other youth marshals, and ask questions. Includes Youth Rapier marshals.
08-05
20:00
3.0 Great Hall Beginner's Ball Master Philip White At the Beginner's Ball we teach all of the dances. Never danced? Not a problem! A perfect ball for the eager but still learning. Everyone is welcome. No partner is needed. Bring your friends! All musicians are welcome too! The pit is open! The more the merrier! Led by Master Philip White (dance) and Master Albrecht (Avatar) Catsprey (music).
08-05
20:00
2.0 Holt Heroetus (W01) Known World Siege Marshal Social Thl Diccon de Reinport To promote convivial dialogue among the various groups of siege marshals in the Known World, THL Diccon de Reinport is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Known World Siege Marshal Social to be hosted at the Holt Heroetus encampment. Please join us for informal discussions about siege combat and marshaling, and any other topics of interest.
08-05
20:00
2.0 Orluk Oasis (w10) 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 to drink. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-05
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Aenor d'Anjou in Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Music that spans the SCA: historic, bardic, instrumental, vocal, comedy tragedy and everything in between. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has again come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts!
08-06
07:00
1.0 South Battlefield Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-06
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-06
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the 5 sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-06
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scrolls By Design Lady Thea de Nes It's tricky to fit all the illumination and text on a scroll, filling the space artfully and without having everything crammed in or leaving big holes and gaps to detract from the balance of the whole document. Learn some design tips for making the process easier.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Appliqué Needlebook (Make-and-Take) Lady Alison Wodehalle Make a fun little wool felt needlebook to store your sewing needles, useful as gifts or as largesse. This hands-on class will get you started on making a simple, but pretty needlebook of 100% wool felt. Twenty kits will be available, and will include a handout, pre-cut pieces of wool felt, beads, Japan thread, sewing needles. Please bring your own scissors to use in class.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Amulets for Everyone (Even You Christians!) Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir A survey of the amulets used by Romans, Vikings, Christians, and more. As always, we will be passing around examples of reproduction amulets. Please come with an open mind; there will be body parts!
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Medieval Kitchen Garden Mistress Lorelei Greenleafe We'll look at the design and function of the medieval kitchen garden and the tools used to make it all happen. We'll discuss what plants were found to be typical, how/why they were selected, and fertilization and watering techniques, plus how the plants were used such as food, dyes, medicines, etc. I'll bring samples of whatever I have growing in the garden at the time, as well as some seeds to share.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampworking: Making SCA Order Medallions Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This class will be a demonstration of how to make glass beads and pendants for Society & Kingdom (East) level awards. After a few demonstrations, attendees are invited to bring pictures of other awards they might wish to create themselves, and the class will brainstorm strategies for making those other designs as time allows. I have made Laurel and Pelican medallions, and pendants for East Kingdom awards such as the order of Maunche, Silver Crescent, and OGR, among others. Please note this class is a demonstration only. It is not hands-on. However, the instructor is happy to find a time/place to work one-on-one with interested students at another time during Pennsic.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Youth White Work for Scrolls (13-17) Michelina Boucher [TeenU 13-17] Learn white work techniques for scrolls. Materials provided. Up to 10 students.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ask a Museum Professional Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in a museum? Interested in a job working at one but don't know where to start? How do you store this, touch that, or care and feed historic artifacts? Let Anna help. Having handled ancient Byzantine reliquaries, Russian icons, Pre-Columbian textiles and the deck of the USS Midway, she should be able to give you an answer, funny story, or cautionary tale involving the intricate world of museum work.
08-06
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 Kute-uchi: Advanced Japanese Hand Loop Braiding Thl Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie This period Japanese braiding technique was "lost" to the general population as a closely-held secret until modern research "re-discovered" it. Kute-uchi is similar to other methods of loop braiding, except the loops are lined up on the hands instead of held by the fingers. This enables experienced braiders to create braids using more than ten elements, with no additional equipment. Learn advanced techniques of this period Japanese loop-manipulation braiding technique to create two different ten-loop braids: Kaku-gumi and Mitake-gumi.
08-06
09:00
4.0 A&S 11 So, I Just Bought an Inkle Loom … Lady Esclarmonde al-Andalusiyya You’ve just bought an inkle loom (or, you’re thinking of buying one!). Now what? You’ll learn about the structure of the inkle loom, how to read a pattern, choose the yarn for your loom, and how to warp the loom. But most importantly, you’ll create your first inkle weaving: a three-color band, about one inch wide. Bring your new loom and shuttle, and join us all. For those of you who haven’t taken the plunge, a limited number of rental looms and shuttles ($30 through the end of War) will be made available.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Historical Symbols and Modern Controversies Dr. Ken Mondschein The recent incident in Caid underscores a pressing need: 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.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Guitar in the SCA Period Lady Ysabel da Costa Yes, guitars are period! The popular 16th-century Renaissance guitar had 4-courses tuned GCEA, like one of its modern descendants, the ukulele. We will survey the origin and history of the guitar, period notation and playing technique, and extant musical literature, then learn to play some easy period pieces. Bring a ukulele (or modern guitar capo'd on the 5th fret) if you can. A few loaner instruments and capos will be available.
08-06
09:00
4.0 A&S 15 Glove Affair: Making Gloves Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn We delve into every aspect about the period article, whether it be leather, wool, linen or silk. I will share my construction techniques and a pattern I created from a study that has extended over 30 years. We will review the timeline of gloves. I will have many examples on hand to examine. A portion of the class will be dedicated to hands-on, and sewing supplies will be available to experience sewing leather. Materials, stitches, techniques and decoration will all be discussed. Bring your questions.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 16 Opus Anglicanum: Underside Couching Baroness Janina Krakowska z Cambion There are two defining stitches used in Opus Anglicanum: the split stitch which creates the figures and colors of each piece, and the underside couching. Underside couching is a special form of couching with gold that creates a flexible surface. The technique produces a wonderful textural effect in the background. We will learn the technique and investigate some of the designs that can be created.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Welcome to the SCA Baroness Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an You are new to the SCA. You find your local group and want to get started. What are your next steps? Where to buy garb, accessories and feast gear? How to make a T-tunic. You want to get involved and don't know where to find help. This is a class for you!
08-06
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Lines and Circles Thl Wilhelm Larrson Come learn some dances done in large groups. Some are just patterns and others are chances to be a mime. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-06
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi A review of board games previously taught and opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
08-06
09:00
3.0 Herald's Point (Across from the store) Heraldic Roadshow Mistress Wu Yun Watch and participate in heraldic decisions in real time with Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican Queen of Arms. This year's roadshow will be via Skype.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam Session Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Did you learn to play the recorder in school? Don't know what to do with it now? Is it collecting dust under your bed? We welcome children of "recorder class age" and above to learn tunes that they can play in camp and with others.
08-06
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.
08-06
09:00
4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
08-06
09:00
1.5 RS1 STIs & Treatments in Pre-1600 Italy Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of sexually-transmitted infections and treatments in 600-1600 Italy. Presentation will cover known STIs, transmission, t̶o̶r̶t̶u̶r̶e̶s̶- er.. treatments for these medical issues, as well as historical attitudes toward both the infections and those infected. Age 18+.
08-06
09:00
1.5 RS3 Evolution of Tack Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen Focuses on how horse tack (or furniture which includes saddles, bridles, bits, etc.) has evolved through time from the Middle Ages to the present day. The emphasis will be on applying this knowledge to designing equestrian equipment for use in the SCA that is both historically accurate and safe.
08-06
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Master Scheduler 1 War Point. Format: 4 passes (all at once or over multiple days); any member of the populace may participate. Description: Each pass consists of 3 targets (axe, knife, and spear). 2 weapons at each target.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT: Part 2 Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-06
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Training Range Youth Throwing Instruction Thrown Weapons Staff Teach youth, ages 5-12 to throw axes. This class will focus on Pennsic range rules, range etiquette and technique. There will be time for the children to throw and there will be loaner equipment available from the instructor. Parent must accompany the child per Pennsic rules. There will be a youth tournament later in the week.
08-06
09:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Chen Tai Chi Basics Hilary Come learn the fundamental movements of Chen Tai Chi, the traditional martial art of Chenjiagou. Chen Tai Chi is the original martial art form that all modern day schools of tai chi were derived from. Started by Chen Bu in the 14th century and codified by Chen Wangting in the 17th century, Chen Tai Chi has a long lineage that is alive and thriving in the present day. Come experience the basics of this rich martial art form with Hilary!
08-06
09:30
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Qigong Flow: Eight Brocades Jie Kui Lin This class will cover the 8 Brocades or baduanjin. This is a series of exercises that dates back to the Song Dynasty of China (1103-1142 AD). These moves were originally designed to keep soldiers in shape and ready for battle, so if you are planning to go to battle this war, this class is for you! And if not, these moves can be adapted for anyone, so don’t worry if you’re not in warrior condition. No experience or special abilities required, just come and enjoy the movement. This is part 1 of a 3-part series on qigong.
08-06
10:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Cadels for the Intermediate Calligrapher Mistress Kay Leigh Mac Whyte Cadels, also called cadeaux, are those beautiful built-up decorative letters found in numerous sources (both illuminated manuscripts and in documents) across later periods and in different western cultures. This class will cover a hands-on lesson in creating a single cadel, with discussion on sources and techniques. Experience in gothic and secretary or batarde hands are required. Some materials may be available, but students should bring their own supplies and tools, including paper.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-06
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Scribal Arts Various Coordinators From creating the surface, the paints, the brushes, the inks, and the pens, to binding them in book form, our craftsmen can stand toe-to-toe with the artist of yore. In tents A & B you will be able to see the scribal arts at their best.
08-06
10:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Scribal Arts Various Coordinators From creating the surface, the paints, the brushes, the inks, and the pens, to binding them in book form, our craftsmen can stand toe-to-toe with the artist of yore. In tents A & B you will be able to see the scribal arts at their best.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Spin like the Romans and Byzantines Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The Roman hand distaff is delightfully different in use and form for spinning well-prepared wool. Both light and very portable, its use continued in isolated areas of Europe (especially Italy) until modern times. When used with copies of archaeological finds, these removable whorl spindles produce a very delicate "laceweight" yarn, suitable for warp. These techniques were in use at least from 150 CE until 800 CE in Europe. We will learn the special way of dressing these small distaves for hot countries. Class is 2/3 lecture and 1/3 brief hands-on. Spindles and distaves are copies of extant archaeological and museum finds. Students in hands-on section of class can either purchase a distaff, spindle and wool kit, bring their own spindles and distaves, or ask for a loaner kit. Note: Students do not have to participate in kit purchases, and are welcome to simply observe. It is helpful if students view my teaching videos online before class, but not necessary. https://bit.ly/2EMVhKD or search YouTube for missingspindle.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Western City Planning Mistress Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir A discussion of Western city development including the urban language of architecture, locations, and spaces.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum See a demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Herbalism/Plant Use Safety Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Plants are used in a variety of SCA activities: cooking, brewing, herbalism, cosmetics, and other fields. Medieval practices often involve plants that modern people are unfamiliar with. To encourage the safest practices possible, this class will cover proper identification of plants, how to research safety concerns, risk prevention, emergency procedures, and biochemical horror stories.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill - how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Handy whether you're lost in the Bog, a survivalist, or simply want to know what your persona would have known. Please note: this is a daytime astronomy class!
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 Modern Music for the Medievally Minded Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you play music by ear or jam with others but wish you had a grasp on reading modern notation? Come learn basics or review music theory. Will touch on scales, circle of 5ths, modes, how to find improvisational tonal points, clefs and other basic fundamentals of music and how they relate to what you do medievally in music. We will try and make the connection between what's on a music sheet - what's in your ear - and where your fingers go!
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 10 Seeþing Sope: Or, How to Boil Medieval Soap Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 14th-Century Italian Sumptuary Laws Thl Sarai Tindall A discussion of the sumptuary laws in Northern Italy during the 14th century and their social implications.
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1.5 A&S 14 Not Baked: Early Foods from Grain Master Galefridus Peregrinus What were the first foods made from grain and how were they prepared? We’ll be looking at the early history of grain processing and milling, what it took to prepare the oldest kinds of grain for milling, how grain was ground, and the porridges and other crushed grain dishes that were common before bread.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 19 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Bog U From One to Twenty: A History of the Known World Lord Kumata Kurō Ie’naga An overview of the twenty kingdoms of the SCA, where they came from, what kingdom each came from, and when.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Cabochons (space #24 (opposite the barn store)) Care and Feeding of Sewing Machines Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf A sewing machine is designed to last twenty to eighty years. Why they don't, how they can, and what to do with a machine you've never seen before.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary with Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova The Canary is a 16th-century dance with swagger and foot-stamping. I will teach a simplified pattern that will let you start having fun with it.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-06
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New last year: Students will build a Coptic-stitched sketch book with wood covers and exposed spine using techniques born in Egypt in the 4th century. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-Acto, and metal ruler, if they have them. (Binding tools will be loaned, if needed, however.) Fee includes pre-drilled wood boards, paper, linen thread, and a detailed handout.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Little Dragon's Hoard (118) Forge Enameling Lady Alys Treeby We will be engraving, enameling, and forge firing copper rounds
08-06
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
08-06
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Qigong and Tai Chi Easy Eithne Kavanagh Qigong, an ancient Chinese art form, combines gentle stretches with mindful awarenes. Tai Chi Easy teaches five easy standing or walking forms.
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 view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
08-06
10:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Children's Choir Rehearsal Mistress Deonna von Aachen The Pennsic Children's Choir is an open choir for any children ages 4-11 who enjoy singing. They rehearse for one hour each day and perform at the Knowne World Choir concert on Thursday 8/9/18. The director of the Pennsic Children's Choir this year is Mistress Deonna von Aachen.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Zen Warrior Pennsic Ladies' Rapier Championship Baron Joseph Blayde The Zen Warrior Ladies' Rapier Championship is a great chance to fight ladies from other kingdoms that you don't normally get to fight. Our round-robin format encourages lots of fighting. Then, the top 4 or 8 (depending on number of participants) will compete for the Zen Warrior Championship Prizes in best of three elimination format.
08-06
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1.0 Rapier List 3 Beginning Fabris Lord Brendan Firebow Interested in checking out a bit of historical rapier? Come learn about the Italian style, and specifically the style of Salvatore Fabris. You don't have to be as bendy as a willow branch, but it certainly doesn't hurt. We will go over basic stance, movement and blade-work, as well as his basic concepts. Fencing gear suggested; we will be working drills.
08-06
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2.0 Rapier List 4 Destreza: Spanish Fencing Circle Use & Footwork Lord Doroga Voronin This class will drill the footwork used within the Spanish fencing style of La Verdadera Destreza. We will cover the Spanish concepts of distance, the various types of circles used by the historic masters, the use of angles and curves within the circle, and possible ways to integrate these concepts into your fencing practice. Wear comfortable clothes/shoes to move and drill in. No armor or swords required. Material will be appropriate for any level, but most relevant to beginner or intermediate.
08-06
10:00
2.0 RS2 Intermediate Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Already speak a little Irish (or attended the Beginning Irish class)? Keep the momentum going. Learn more phrases to start conversations. Blessings and curses.
08-06
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-06
10:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Parent-Supervised Open Craft Time Countess Margerite Eisenwald Enjoy a craft or coloring project with your child.
08-06
10:30
2.0 Main Battlefield Armoured Field Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 9:45 am) 5 points total (1 point per battle). 5 passes. Last fighter standing, victory condition, no resurrection. Full field. All holds are general. No siege. CA allowed in 2nd & 4th passes, no CA ammo may be gleaned. No CA ammo may be re-inspected and reused during the same day.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-06
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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11:00
1.5 A&S 1 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Mistress 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.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 2 14th-Century Italian Clothing Thl Sarai Tindall A discussion of the clothing styles and aesthetics found in Northern Italy, with a demonstration of the different layers of clothing worn.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Japanese Syllabic Verse Thl Mariette de Bretagne An introduction to the various forms of medieval Japanese syllabic poetry. Class will also cover typical subject matter for Japanese poetry, as well as practical advice for composing syllabic verse in English.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Fiber Content Identification with Low-Tech Methods Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Did you ever wonder if you bought natural or synthetic material at that discount sale? Learn how to tell fiber content with burn tests, drip tests and other low-tech methods.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 You've Registered a Device -- Now What? Thl Dmitrii Zhirov So, your device got accepted by the College of Arms, as did your Significant Other's. You also have three children, two boys and a girl. What can you do with those two devices to demonstrate everyone's identity and kinship?
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Build Your Own Catapult Laura Wenham [YouthU 10+] Have you ever wanted to build your own catapult? In this class, you will observe different models of catapults, use various materials (straws, spoons, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, tape, cups, etc.) to construct your own catapult, and then test the distance your catapult will launch small objects. You can keep your catapult model.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Nalbinding - Beyond Oslo Stitch Mistress Ose Silverhair Are you proficient at Oslo Stitch and ready to expand your knowledge? In this fast-paced class we will practice several variations of Oslo and stitches that build from it. Bring your needle. We will do as many stitches as time allows.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Clean Clothes Make the Man! Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli 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 "Seeþing Sope" from the previous hour as black sope is traditionally often used as a laundry soap. If time permits, we will make laundry soap balls to take in order to help clean clothes in your own camp!
08-06
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.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Demystifying Fabrics Mistress Alina Silverthorne An introductory class on fabrics. We'll review period-appropriate fibers (and some commonly seen synthetics), and handle samples of various types. Why can't you put wool in the washing machine? How can stiff silk taffeta and filmy silk crepe de chine be made from the same thing? For beginning sewers or anyone interested in clothing and fashion.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 16 Maghribi Philosophy: A Participatory Discussion Lady Tala al-Zahra From Cordoba to Fes, and Timbuktu to Tunis, Maghribis were bringing intellectual light to the world during a period elsewhere called the "dark ages." Join a discussion on philosophical themes advanced by Ibn Rushd/Averroes, one of the most famous Maghribi scholars associated with Al-Qarawiyyin University in Fes. No prior knowledge or experience necessary.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Bog U I Feel Pretty and Period Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A discussion of period skin care and hair care practices, both from the perspective of "What they did" as well as "What we can safely do." It is no secret that period skin care and hair care recipes often involved mercury, lead and arsenic, but there are also some great recipes and tools that SCAdians can use to further their immersion into their persona.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Happy Dancing Feet in the 16th Century Thl Conandil ingen Donngaile Beginner's focus on 16th-century Italian dance. Learn or review some frequently occurring steps and patterns found in Cascarde (sprightly 16th century Italian dance). Many of the steps will be used to learn La Castellana from Caroso’s Il Ballarino.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Intro to Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre A class on the basic rules and beginning tactics of the game, with time to play afterwards.
08-06
11:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Egg Tempera Panel Painting Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating to the Egyptians and used throughout history. Virtually all panel paintings executed before mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the basis. In-depth, hands-on. Materials included, beginner to advanced.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Paisley Peacock Body Arts Henna History and Application Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including traditions, materials, and techniques, and how you can use it yourself today. We will mix some henna in class, which for me (becoming a professional artist) was the hardest part to learn; everyone gets some to use and take.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-06
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.
08-06
11:00
1.0 RS3 Training the War Horse Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen A trained warhorse was a highly prized commodity in the medieval period, as it is today. Training the horse to work with its rider in order to compete in the Tournament entails desensitization to scary objects, response to leg clues, as well as other skill building techniques. This class will focus on preparing a horse to participate in SCA type equestrian activities. Ownership of a horse is not required, though an understanding of basic horsemanship skills will be beneficial. This is not a mounted class.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Target Construction Thrown Weapons Staff Covers the design of throwing targets. Target-round and wall-style targets demonstrated. Recommended for new throwers and Marshals in Training.
08-06
11:00
1.5 Touch The Earth 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 University-Battlefield The Cornett and the Serpent: Renaissance Brass? Master Remus Fletcher Once a favorite of composers and now obscure, the cornett is a musical instrument with a trumpet-type mouthpiece that is made of wood and fingered like a recorder. The larger serpent, which filled the need for a bass instrument, is a late-period ancestor of the modern tuba. Are they brass or woodwind? Join in for a hands-on discussion about these instruments, information on where to buy, and how to play. Several instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Dream Catchers Countess Margerite Eisenwald Use yarn and craft sticks to weave dream catchers.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Blackletter: Make It Better Lady Alyssa Of Foxvale What makes blackletter calligraphy a blackletter, and how not to ruin it? We will review principles of blackletter, common mistakes and find points of interest in various kinds of blackletter used in manuscripts. If you tried blackletter but have not found it good enough, please join us at this class. Practice! Some pens are available, but better to bring your own tools.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Left-Handed Calligraphy Thl Padraig O'Branduibh A hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater Improv Games for Fun & Profit Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Did you ever watch a short-form improv game show and wish you were on stage? Come practice some of the classic games and maybe then return for the "Whose Line Doth It Be?" auditions Monday afternoon!
08-06
12:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners I Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the first in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style (which is different), though I will try to point you at people who can.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 2 Armory Art for Submission Thl Fiora Valori This class will teach you how to draw and design your (or a client's) device or badge for submission to the Collage of Arms. We will go over the Core Style rules from SENA and learn how to avoid administrative returns due to a redraw.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Baba Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore Luceta Di Cosimo Baba Yaga is a common character in Russian and Eastern European fairy tales. We will discuss the diverse rôles she plays, and look into the origins of the character. (Some familiarity with Russian folklore is helpful, but not really required.)
08-06
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1.0 A&S 4 Vegetarian & Veganism in the Middle Ages Lord Edmund Forster Discussion about accounts of vegetarian and veganism in the Middle Ages across the Known World. Ideas to accommodate veg*ns at feasts discussed, too. There will possibly be samples to try and recipes to take home.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 5 Scandalously Practical: Italian Drawers Baroness Fortune St Keyne A delicate conversation about an indelicate subject: underwear. Several pairs of Renaissance Italian "trousers" from Venice are found in museums around the world. We'll discuss the origins of the garment, plus references in period and construction techniques using both period and modern patterning.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basic SCA Armory for Youth Mistress Marie de Blois Yes, anyone of any age can pick a good SCA device and register it if they want to! Class covers the basics of picking a device or arms in the SCA based on medieval heraldic practice. Includes an overview of tinctures, field divisions, the rule of tincture, and more. If there is time, we'll also talk about what not to do (like marshaling). By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to design your arms for registration with the College of Arms or be prepared to visit Heralds Point to design a device or arms. Best for youth and teens; recommended that kids be able to read.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Known World Dance and Music: Open Planning Group Master Philip White Open discussion for individuals interested in running a future Known World Dance and Music Symposium. Potential SCA branches interested in hosting a KWD&M event should send representatives with proposed bid information and questions. Past KWD&M Event Stewards, along with other dance and music community leaders and supporters, will be present for comments and questions. Our goal is to help leverage community support for upcoming bids before they are submitted to Society for approval. We have an extension for 2019 bids until the end of August. We will also look for bids for 2020 and/or 2021.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 8 You Are What You Eat: Humoral Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta An overview of the theory of balancing the human condition through food.
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1.5 A&S 9 11th-13th-Century Aquitainian Polyphony Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Perhaps the earliest extant part-music we have is from monasteries in Eleanor of Aquitaine's backyard. We'll discuss the early evolution of written music, and the difficulties of reading it. This music pre-dates the Notre-Dame school of Leonin and Perotin. Handout with musical examples included.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Contrafacta: Yes, Filking is Period Lady Melanie de la Tour Musica Contrafacta means reworked or recycled music. In French, it is contrefait, which is the root of our word counterfeit. In other words, you make new music by copying a popular tune, to which you set new lyrics. A contrafactum (Latin singular; contrafacta is plural) is a period filk. Lady Melanie de la Tour will discuss the history and impact of contrafacta/filks, and gives some tips on how to write them. Active participation is encouraged.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 12 When Fairies Were Scary Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Learn the history of the fairy tale and how fairies started as “surviving echoes of the gods” and devolved into Disney’s "Tinkerbelle."
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1.0 A&S 13 Lucifer Through the Ages Lord Dyryck Hastings Looking at where Lucifer came from, who he was through the ages and why he's a pop culture interest.
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2.0 A&S 14 Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed Create the only pouch an Anglo-Saxon woman would ever want or need, using period supplies and sewing techniques.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Heraldry for Newcomers: Choosing a Name and Device Baroness Wynne ferch Rhodri Help for newcomers with naming practices and the creation of a device in the SCA. How to search for books, web sites and people who can assist in choosing a period name and device.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Bog U Cooking with Fire: The Fire Coordinator Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Coordination with the person making and tending your fire is key to perfectly cooked meals served on time. Meet a fire specialist and learn how to properly coordinate cooking times when fire is used.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles Thl Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun branles from 16th-century France.
08-06
12:00
4.0 Great Hall Annual Barter Town Swap Meet Baron Alexander Makcristyne It is time once again to barter. Come enjoy the Barter Bazaar and swap those unwanted items for that lost treasure! Everyone is welcome!
08-06
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Arabic Hip Movements Baroness Simone Marie Fornneau A study of various shimmies, slides and circles from a Syrian classic Oriental dance perspective, taught by Baroness Simone. A beginning knowledge of Middle Eastern dance is appreciated.
08-06
12:00
8.0 Okewode Hall, Gode Erthe Pottes (160) Medieval Pottery Kiln Firing Master Simon de Okewode We will load and fire the kiln built earlier with pottery made on site or brought dry. Partial attendance OK. Make pots or tiles to fire here - a real Pennsic souvenir!
08-06
12:00
6.0 Okewode Hall, Gode Erthe Pottes (160) Medieval Pottery Kiln Building Master Simon de Okewode We will build a medieval English-style kiln from scratch using local clay and straw, with discussion of principles and precedents. Partial attendance OK. Potters, ask to use my wheel (Okewode Hall, #160 Battle Rd) or hand-build pots to fire when dry. Kiln site: Long Way, between North Gate & Shadowclans Cathedral.
08-06
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-06
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2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): il Titolo Provvisorio Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
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1.0 Rapier List 1 La Verdadera Destreza: Basic Bladework Lord Alessandro Devereaux This class will cover and drill the basic bladework of the Spanish fencing style La Verdadera Destreza. We will cover engagement (atajo) and Pacheco's "four generals", plus run drills with these and possibly some combinations. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in, and bring a tipped rapier and fencing mask (other armor is not required).
08-06
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2.0 Rapier List 3 The Tadcaster Militia Gauntlet Arcade Extravaganza Lord Eldrich Gaiman The Tadcaster Militia presents the Amazing and Wonderful Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet and Tournament! Win fabulous tickets and also prizes! Fencers will face a gauntlet of bouts against members of the Tadcaster Militia. Victories will earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. You might win a freezy-pop, but you'll definitely enjoy it!
08-06
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1.0 RS2 Islamic Science Master Gille MacDhnouill Most of the knowledge from the classical world that arrived in Europe from the 12th century on passed through the Islamic world. In addition, Islamic scholars generated a huge amount of independent work and made corrections to and comments on the classical sources. This class will discuss the transmission of scientific knowledge from the ancient world to Europe via the Islamic world.
08-06
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1.0 RS3 SCA Documentation: It's Not as Scary as You Think! Mistress Asalah al-Hina Interested in entering a regional fair for the first time? Looking to improve your research and documentation? Just want to try a bean count competition? Wondering what info to add to your class handouts? In this class we will look at (and discuss) different types of documentation and reasons for documenting. Bring your questions and any current documentation for tips and feedback.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Fair and Fun Thrown Weapons Tournament: Discussion Thrown Weapons Staff Recommended for Marshals in Training or any others likely to find themselves running a TW tournament. People who have run tournaments before are encouraged to come and share their successes and failures.
08-06
12:00
2.0 University-Battlefield KW Choir Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus 2019 Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Choir open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus, Pennsic 48.
08-06
12:00
1.5 Willow Point NA (E19) Bushido: the Japanese Path of Honor Lord Tatsukawa Gentarou Chisato Discussion of the virtues of Bushido, and how to walk the path in daily life.
08-06
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2.0 Æthelmearc 3 Scribal Tea Mistress Liadhain Join us for light refreshments and a chance to socialize with other scribes.
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1.5 A&S 1 Chainmaille Workshop: Beginner Rosette Necklace Aldiana della Serra This workshop is geared towards the beginner who already feels comfortable opening and closing chainmaille rings. The class fee covers a full kit of tools and supplies you may need to get started creating chainmaille. If you do not finish the workshop project in class, you will have everything you need to complete it at your leisure. Extra loaner tools and magnifying lenses will be available for use during the workshop. Patience and fine motor skills are needed for this class, so it may not be suited to children under 12 years old.
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2.0 A&S 2 Introduction to a Basic Healing Balm Lady Dianimh Ban Learn some basics about some herbs that have (historically) been found to help various surface issues. How to harvest and extract their oils plus the differences between a tincture and oils. Includes the differences between using fresh herbs and dry herbs and how to keep herbal creams fresh longer.
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1.0 A&S 3 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
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2.0 A&S 4 Pysanky Make-and-Take Baroness Greer Jonsdottir Using modern dyes to create intricate designs, we will learn about the history of pysanky while writing on eggs. This is a fun social project, suitable for all ages, though small children will need an adult with them, as we do use candles and hot wax.
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1.0 A&S 5 Period Islamic Cooking Master Cariadoc A description of a wide range of recipes from period Islamic cookbooks, along with a discussion of the available sources.
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1.0 A&S 6 Basic SCA Names for Youth Mistress Marie de Blois [YouthU] Yes, anyone of any age can pick a good SCA name and register it if they want to! Class covers the basics of picking a historically plausible name in the SCA, including an overview of the types of name parts, finding parts for names, and an overview of putting the parts together. By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to research and document your name for registration with the College of Arms, or be prepared to visit Heralds Point to pick a name. Best for youth and teens; recommended that kids be able to read.
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1.0 A&S 7 PPF: Kosode Construction Lady Oribe Tsukime This class covers the patterns and construction of various types of Japanese kosode, from aigi to uchikake. Learn how to make a garment suitable for Æthelmearc’s 2020 Perfectly Period Feast: Choyo no Sekku (the Chrysanthemum Festival), an Enchanted Ground event set in Kyoto in the year 1590.
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2.0 A&S 8 LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Viking Age: A Roundtable Thl Reyni-Hrefna A roundtable discussion of gender and sexuality variance in Viking-age Norse lands. This is a chance to share thoughts and resources that we have collected. Bring the references and thoughts you have on the subject and an open mind. We will talk about what is found in the sagas, the laws, the eddas, and archaeology. This class is adult-only because there will likely be some discussion of sex.
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1.0 A&S 10 How to Carve a Viking Horse Master Nigellus leHaie Learn the basics of whittling by making a Viking toy horse in the Trondheim style. We will also discuss Viking tools, techniques and sharpening. All tools and materials will be provided. Warning! Very sharp knives are involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 12 Mead and Friends Lady Alysoun of the Debatable Lands Don't know the difference between a metheglin and a melomel? Looking to impress people with new-found brewing knowledge at the next tavern event? Mead is made with honey, water, and yeast, but there are many varieties of mead that also include fruits, spices, and herbs. At this session you will sample different types of mead and learn how they are made. Age 21 and over. Please bring a tasting glass.
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2.0 A&S 13 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 you know is wrong from happening—even doing uncomfortable things, like bucking the SCA's hierarchical social system, if necessary. We'll talk about consent, of course, but also social strategies, do some roleplaying, and learn what we can all do to prevent sexual harassment and overall creepy behavior.
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1.0 A&S 15 The "I Can’t Cook Guide" to Medieval Eating Duchess Melisande de Belvoir If you can’t (or don’t) cook, how can you bring medieval-ish food to events for breakfast, lunch, or potlucks? It’s easier than you think!
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1.0 A&S 16 Food Preservation Methods and History Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A survey of pre-modern food preservation methods. Samples may be available.
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1.0 A&S 19 Cups, Coifs, & Coins: Accessories for Newcomers Lady 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.
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1.0 Bog U So You Want to Be a Scribe Lady Triona MacCasky Designed for those who have thought about doing scribal work, but have no idea where to start.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner's Footwork for English Country Dance Lady Sarah le Payller Starting off on the correct foot allows the figures to flow more easily in English Country Dance. Brand-new beginners to intermediate level.
08-06
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1.0 Games Tent Very Old Games: Morris Lord Aldred æt Aclum Morris games have been played since circa 1400 BC. These are 2-player abstract strategy games that involve placing and then moving game pieces on a board with a goal of getting three in a row. Come learn a little history of the many variations of Morris, then stay and try some versions.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia! Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
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1.0 Rapier List 2 Greybeard Tourney Thl Katerin Starcke Rapier tournament for fencers 55 years of age or older. We will run a pooled round robin, number of lists to be determined by the number of fencers.
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1.0 RS1 Elizabethan Pronunciation Lady Katherine Morgan of Woolpit In this overview of Early Modern English pronunciation trends, we will hear how rhymes and puns emerge from period literature when originally pronounced, and we’ll touch briefly on Tudor singing practices as relating to treatment of the language. Come and hear how “raising” rhymes with “reason!”
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1.0 RS2 A Bag of Medieval Tunes Mistress Signy Dimmridaela Bring your recorder, harp, fiddle, or other melody instrument and learn hit dance tunes and song melodies of the 12th-15th centuries. Instruction will be by ear, with sheet music provided at the end of class. Recording devices welcome.
08-06
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1.5 RS3 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Thl Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
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13:00
1.0 Silvertree Souq (space 98) PTSD, Sound-Triggered Anxiety, and the SCA Lady Amani Masha'al al-Sabti Discussion on PTSD, Sound-Triggered Anxiety, some of the ramifications within the SCA, and ways in which some of us are helping the community. Discussion will include some of the history and definitions of PTS, PTSD, and STA; the issues people face within the Society when suffering from these ailments; and a discussion of the Canon Advanced Warning System (CAWS). This is not a therapy counseling session, nor lecture on treatment options, classifications, or diagnoses. This is solely a non-medical, non-professional discourse provided by the designer of the CAWS program and someone with personal experience with STA/PTS.
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2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane, Merchant area) Metal Cooking Equipment and Tools in Period Lord Drogo Rabenwald A discussion about the metal (iron) cooking equipment that was available from the Viking period on. Some examples will be available for viewing.
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2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Known World Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff A knife, axe, spear competition for beginners to experienced throwers.
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1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Origami Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn the art of Origami. Gentles under 6 will need direct help from an adult.
08-06
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
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1.0 A&S 3 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
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1.0 A&S 5 Cooking from Period Sources Master Cariadoc How to start with a recipe that was written in period and end up with a dish that is consistent with that recipe and tastes good. Also, a discussion of available sources for recipes.
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1.0 A&S 6 Global Period History for Youth Youth University [YouthU] We learn a lot about European cultures in period, but what was everyone else up to? A brief survey of history and cultures on continents around the world, during the Middle Ages. Includes how Europeans fit into the world scene.
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1.0 A&S 7 The Rule Master Victor of Shrewsbury The Rule of St. Benedict was both strict and humane, demonstrating an understanding of human weakness. After 1500 years it still influences us today.
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1.0 A&S 9 A Jester for All Seasons Thl Alienor Hathaway The Jester archetype invites you to play, be entertained and also find truths in humor. This class will discuss the kinds of fools and similar entertainers in period. We will conclude with how you can draw on the Fool for performance in the Society.
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14:00
2.0 A&S 10 Beaded Flowers 3: Primrose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a primrose in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 12 Are You a Submissive Griselda? Lady Kathryn de Wrytar Discussion to cover the story of Griselda and Walter found in The Good Wife's Guide (le Menagier de Paris) that will address the aspects of submission and expectations of a wife during the 14th century.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Manuscript Traditions of Ethiopia Lady Aziza al Shiraziyya Ethiopia is a place often overlooked in the SCA, but historically it has always been a rich wellspring of illuminated manuscripts. Explore how manuscript culture is imbued within religious contexts and daily life.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 15 Redaction of Pre-1000 Basket Cheese Mistress Annora Hall Basket cheeses of pre-1000 Europe provided both a method for cheese processing and cheese marking that was unique to the areas where cheese was manufactured. We will review the process of the basket's construction and use in the cheese making process, sample a couple of basket cheese varieties, and discuss implications of its spread to adjacent European locations.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya This survey of clothing from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib is based on garments depicted in paintings, carvings, and other art sources, since no clothing from before 1601 has survived from al-Maghrib and very, very little from al-Andalus. I have found some new sources since last year for men's wear. Includes a brief discussion of plausible fabrics, as well as photos of some extant textiles from al-Andalus. The goal is to be able to a create complete outfit for males and females.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Bog U In Stitches: Blackwork Emmiken die Waeyer Blackwork is a form of counted-stitch embroidery usually made with simple black silk thread on a white or off-white background. In the 16th century, it was usually seen decorating cuffs and collars and caps of both men and women, adding an interesting decorative "pop". Frequently, patterns of fruit, flowers or grain were used, all created using simple stitches in interesting patterns. This hands-on class will start with a very brief overview of 16th-century blackwork embroidery followed by a hands-on tutorial of basic blackwork stitches to create a simple repeating design which may be used to decorate cuffs or collars of shirts or to simply relieve stress and keep hands busy.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Introduction to Indigo Fuji'na no Takako We’ll be covering the basics of indigo dyeing. We will work with examples in cotton, linen, and silk, and will be using the traditional fermentation vat that would have been used in Japan during our time period. Students are encouraged to bring washed and dried fabric or garments that are less than one yard each made of silk, cotton, linen, hemp, or bamboo to dip in the vat. There will be samples and items provided for those who do not have their own fabric, and students will keep these pieces. Instructions will be given on how to create a fermented indigo vat at home as well as how to keep the vat healthy. Explanations will be given on how to indigo dye fabrics with resists such as paste resist and shibori, though these types of techniques are beyond the scope of this class.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Fun, Flirty Beginner Italian Dances Lord Hermankyn Do you like dancing? Do you like flirting? Try these fun Italian dances that combine the two activities: Rosetiboli Gioioso, Gelosia, and Anello.
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14:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Double Rigid Heddle Loom Demo Thl Zada Come see and play with a double rigid heddle loom. Will demonstrate how to warp up this type of setup and how to weave on it.
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14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing Like a Pilgrim Mistress Arianna Morgan Students will learn to sing songs sung by medieval pilgrims on their long and arduous journeys to a variety of holy shrines! Historical background will be provided. Music-reading skills are not required, but are helpful. Learning by rote is perfectly acceptable and period!
08-06
14:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World! Feel free to sign-up to tell a story or sing a song, spout Shakespeare. If it fits in the realms of Bardic performance, you are welcome to participate.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Red List Bellatrix System: Great Weapons Duke Paul of Bellatrix Learn the Bellatrix system for the use of great sword and glaive, focusing on the close-in techniques against other great weapons, and against sword and shield. Modify these techniques for different physical capabilities. It will also cover fighting at medium and long range. The class can be taught armored, unarmored, or with helms and gauntlets. Participation in the exercises will vary, depending. At a minimum, students must have gloves and a great sword, long bastard sword, or pole weapon. Some students should bring swords and shields for use in training.
08-06
14:00
1.5 RS1 Shirred Smocking: Hands-On Mistress Lucrece de Montsoreau Found in the 12th century and still done today in modern day-Sardinia, we'll look at this little-known type of smocking. Unlike the smocking most of us know, this type uses only running stitch. By skipping stitches, patterns are formed when the fabric is gathered. You can see some examples here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ul9P87O7R3uYkJxUILHDrk1b64VJ0cgM In this class we'll talk briefly about the existing period examples, and what little information is out there. Then we'll try our hand at making a small sample. Please note: this class will not likely suit children; the lecture portion is taught at an adult level and fine motor skills and attention are needed for the hands-on.
08-06
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2.5 Youth Combat List East-Mid Youth Combat Tournament Thl Eikaterine tin Elliniki Tournament sponsored jointly by the East and Midrealm Kingdoms for the Youth Combat Lists.
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1.0 Youth Point Open Crafting! Parent Supervised: Catapults! Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a catapult! This activity is appropriate for 4-9 year olds. 4-6 year olds may need direct adult help.
08-06
14:30
1.5 Main Battlefield Rapier Field Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 2 pm) 4 points total (1 point per battle). 4 passes. Last man standing victory condition, no resurrection. 10 marshals provided by each of the Mid, East, & AEthelmearc. Full field (600x600). All holds are general. No RBGs.
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15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Heraldry for Scribes Lady Gulsah al-Zakiyya Have you ever read the blazon for a person's arms and had no idea how to draw it or what it meant? Come join us as we cover the basics of how to read blazon and how to turn the words into pictures!
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15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Introduction to Pysanky Lady Nichola Beese Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-06
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Improv Theater Skills for SCA Life Baroness Sophia the Orange Come learn and play theater games focused on the art of improvisation. Skills learned here can be used to improve any kind of performance including the portrayal of your persona in the SCA.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
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2.0 A&S 2 Wolves in Sheep's Clothing Romey Feurhertts A discussion of sexual predators and bullying in the SCA. Historically, these two concepts existed and were emulated by many people of power onto other people. However, we should as a society strive to behave better than our ancestors did. There will be adult content and themes discussed.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 3 Old Norse Poetry: Fornyrðyslag and Hattrs Thl Deirdre O'Bardon Whether you want to write, judge or just understand Old Norse Poetry, this class is for you. Fornyrðyslag and Hattrs provides a brief overview of basic requirements to write the Old Norse poetic forms called fornyrðyslag, málaháttr and ljóðaháttr. If there is time, I will also discuss kviduháttr.
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15:00
3.0 A&S 4 Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Stop having your feathers come off when you shoot through a target. Save the money of buying a fletching jig. I use hide glue and silk thread to fix flights in place. Learn how fast and easy it is to rescue flights from broken and/or damaged arrows in order to reuse them. This class teaches a technique that allows one to cut profiles about which many archers do not know. Common profiles can also be easily cut with the technique I teach. To save class time, we will do only one profile for the class. We will not focus on nocks, points, straightening, documentation or cresting, although these might be touched upon briefly.
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1.0 A&S 5 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
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1.0 A&S 6 Beginning Fingerloop Braids Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne [YouthU] 10-17 Fingerloop braids are braids woven using loops of string on your fingers. As points, laces or cords, braids have a multitude of uses. In this class everyone will start on one basic five-loop braid.
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1.0 A&S 7 Keep Thee from a Nunnery (or Worse!) Baroness Fortune St Keyne Learn the traits to cultivate to make yourself the epitome of marriageable Italian womanhood. There is only so much dowry money to go around, and, if you've got sisters, you are likely to end up as Sister Mary on the Shelf. Culled from various sources of advice, learn about the ideal bride and the options if Lord Charming never comes.
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1.0 A&S 8 Chinese Heraldry Mistress Wu Yun This class will show you some common symbols, colors, and arrangements so that you can shoehorn your Chinese persona into the SCA College of Arms. Full color handouts.
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 1: Introduction and Meet-&-Greet Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 1: Meet your fellow bards. While many of us already know each other, this will give newcomers a chance to match names to faces. Credit Where It’s Due: The first of our old favorites. Whether it’s a performance, a lyric sheet in your bardic book, or a blog post; somebody wrote the piece. If that someone was not you, then whoever it is should be mentioned. Inadvertently omitting this has caused an unfortunate backlash on numerous occasion (i.e., there’s a reason the Black Book of Lockley is hard to find these days). Since accreditation is something we want to make sure gets done, what are the best ways of accomplishing it in all the various circumstances a bardic piece may be found?
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2.0 A&S 11 Egyptian Diagonals Tablet Weaving Thl Corasande of Starrhill Learn to weave Egyptian Diagonals in tablet weaving. Getting the cards set up is the biggest step and I'll explain it. I will have 10 kits but if you have your own set up you need 12, 16, or 20 cards with 2 colors and the colors need to be in adjacent holes.
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1.0 A&S 12 Brewing an Herbed Beer Lord Malcolm Mor A recipe and brewing steps will be shared so that attendees can brew an ale with herbs instead of hops. If the Growing Gods are kind, the instructor will have sufficient herbs to share; if not, a source to obtain them will be shared. Instructor will have a sample of the brew to share for those "of Age." Age 21+; ID will be required.
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15:00
1.5 A&S 13 Food Safety for SCA Cooks Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about food safety.
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1.0 A&S 14 Learn to Use the East Kingdom A&S Rubric: Part 1 Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Attendees will practice using the EK A&S Rubric to assess a project. Designed to train judges, this class also benefits artisans. All are welcome! Come to part 1, even if you can not stay for part 2.
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2.0 A&S 15 Speaking Shakespeare Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy After reviewing the basics of iambic pentameter (the form Shakespeare used most often), students will do readings which illustrate how the Bard varies the verse to give "stage directions" to the actor.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 16 Turban Variations from al-Andalus Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid The turban is a characteristic piece of men’s headwear seen throughout the medieval Muslim world. This class will examine pictorial evidence for wrapping variations seen in al-Andalus/Moorish Spain and will consist of demonstrations of how they are achieved.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Getting Involved at Events & with Your Local Group Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Bog U Conversational Russian Lady Lada Monguligin Covers the Russian alphabet and basic modern-day Russian conversational phrases, responses and questions. After that, we will go over words and phrases more related to the SCA which can be used to flavor one’s persona. There will be time reserved at the end of the class for questions.
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15:00
1.0 Cabochons (The oval across from Pennmart) Vampires in History Lady Arastorm Let's look at these blood (or life) draining monsters in history. Where and when were they known, what were they called? Where do they come from? How do you protect yourself from them?
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2.0 Dance Tent Running a Dance Musician Pit Master Albrecht Catsprey This lecture and applied performing class will discuss methods for running and conducting pickup musicians' group to support SCA dance events. Musicians, bring your acoustic instruments and be ready to do some playing and possibly some conducting. We'll go through methods and key techniques to have a smoothly run dance event, using coordination with the dance teacher and interaction with all musicians. Please bring instrument, music stand, and Pennsic pile copy.
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15:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will go over the rules of tarot, the card game, and play it.
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1.0 Historical Glassworks (10) Making a 16th-Century Dutch German Beaker Lady Gnaea Celera Watch a demonstration of the creation of a late period glass beaker and learn about period furnace-worked glass. Discussion to follow.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its third Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/9, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 9 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) 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.
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1.5 RS2 PPF: Developing Your Japanese Persona Lord Tatsukawa Gentarou Chisato Designed to take an individual through the process of building and fully developing any Japanese persona. Focuses on thinking through back story to add realism to one's SCA identity. Good for newcomers and old hands alike or for those interested in the Perfectly Period Feast.
08-06
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1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms I Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
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1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Parent-Supervised Open Craft Time Countess Margerite Eisenwald Enjoy a craft or coloring project with your child.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scroll Personalization Without Modernization Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt Do you want to make a scroll special for the recipient but don't want to do something too modern? In this class students will learn techniques to create scrolls that will have a personalized touch without losing the period aspects. We will touch on how to come up with ideas for personalization and decide what elements to add/subtract to and from period manuscript illuminations as well as how to inhabit an illumination with images of the recipients.
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2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? - Open Auditions Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-06
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1.0 A&S 1 Aim Higher! No, Lower... Now to the Left... Lord Yaacov Ben haRav Eliezer This class will cover the advanced topic of aiming in archery. And yes, aiming is an advanced topic! For intermediate to advanced archers. We'll go over both the theory of aiming and some techniques you can take with you to the range. Please come prepared with questions.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
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2.0 A&S 6 Paint Like Michelangelo (Youth U) Lady Hugoline the Delicate Participants will engage in a brief lesson during which they will view famous Renaissance works to become familiar with painting techniques like linear perspective, contrapposto, pyramidal construction, and chiaroscuro. Then the fun begins. Participants should bring a sheet or towel to lie on as they lie on their backs and paint their own masterpieces on giant paper secured to the bottom of the tables. Wear old garb; this could get messy.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Byzantine Army Master Dani of the Seven Wells Tactics and organization of the Byzantine army, with an emphasis on the tenth century. The Byzantine army was one of the best armies of its time.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 The History of Kissing Baroness Fortune St Keyne Juliet stated "palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss", but what do we know about the kiss in period? Our lips aren't sealed; come learn the history of the kiss.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 10 Medieval-Style Mustards Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces, as well as learning about medieval/Renaissance spices and ingredients.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Basic Knotwork Lady Triona MacCasky How to create basic knotwork.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 14 Learn to Use the East Kingdom A&S Rubric: Part 2 Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Attendees will practice using the EK A&S Rubric to assess a project. Designed to train judges, this class also benefits artisans. All are welcome! Please feel free to come to Part 2 of this class, even if you can not attend Part 1.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Bog U A Game of "Hide the Distaff": The Distaff Gospels Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with local women during their nightly spinning circle and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf and its use in illuminations. Class focuses on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn methods for application of glue, and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems! Students will create a small gilded sample on parchment, pergamenata, and paper. All materials included.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Lochmere Chorulus Pennsicus Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir, entrance by audition. Previous choral singing experience is expected. The audition includes a prepared vocal selection and a sight-reading session. CP performs with the Known World Choir and Friends on Thursday evening of War Week. See the class book/web site for next year’s audition details.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Montpellier Motets Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Have you ever sung Alle Psallite? Did you wish you could do more music like that? The manuscript that song is from has over 300 more songs. We will sing (or play) several from this 13th-14th-century manuscript. This music is especially good for singing groups of only one sex, as the ranges are not as wide as later 16th-century music. Handout includes lots of music and sources. We'll sight-read for 2 hours, but come or stay as long as you can.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff This class focuses on advanced throwing technique for more experienced throwers.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms II Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Youth Point Kingdom Heads: MOY and Youth Education Roundtable Lady Artemisia Voltera Gathering for the KMOYs and heads of youth education (or a kingdom representative) for each kingdom to discuss youth education within the SCA and share knowledge. Topics discussed include "Why is youth education important? How does it help our Society to have a youth education program? What is your kingdom doing for youth education? How is it going? What are your biggest challenges? What is working really well? What is YAFA?" Please bring examples of what your kingdom uses.
08-06
16:30
1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Refreshment Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M,W,F Peace week, M, F War Week.
08-06
16:30
1.5 Rapier List 3 Teaching Italian Fencing and Western Martial Arts Countess Elena d'Artois An exploration of martial pedagogical concepts, this class is designed for intermediate to advanced fencers who are responsible for teaching fencing at local practices. Concepts can be applied in class settings as well as one-on-one coaching. Discussion will cover the varied learning styles and ideas for teaching that can connect with them. A sample class lesson and drill will be demonstrated that includes many learning styles. Italian rapier in the Venetian style will be the content used, but the pedagogical concepts can be applied to other martial disciplines. Equipment needed: single rapier, gloves, mask, and gorget. Students are encouraged to bring writing utensils if they wish to take notes. An outline of the class content will be provided.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is an hour to sit and play with period pigments. I will have my extensive palette, brushes, pergamenata and Bristol board, plus some pre-printed designs on card stock for those who wish to see what it is all about, and try using the “real thing.” I will be glad to field questions as we paint. Sample palettes to take home $15 and $20 each, limited quantities, optional.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Viking Age Feast Gear: Archaeological 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, Dublin, Gotland, Hedeby, Oseberg, York, and other sites. Class is in my camp, where I have examples.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 12 Female Fighter Roundtable Lady Arnora in Skarpa The female fighter was initially not allowed in our Society and, as it has become more common, both in participation and interest, we have set up a meeting for female fighters of all persuasions (heavy, rapier, combat archery/siege). This is not exclusionary however. Females interested in fighting, their spouses/significant others, and those interested in teaching the female fighter are welcome to attend. While there is no rigid format for this meeting, we hope that we will have constructive discussions about training, mind-set, philosophy, combat, etc., so that we can all walk away with something to take back home and apply in our area. No cap on attendance. All are welcome.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 16 Early Period North Africa Meetup Aelia Sophoniba Are you a Carthaginian, Numidian, Etruscan, Western Greek, Celt-Iberian, Roman, Vandal, or Byzantine? Want to learn more and share research and resources? Focus is pre-700 AD, North Africa and the Western Mediterranean. There will be a few reference books and bibliographies on hand, predominantly on Carthage, the Punic language, and Roman Africa. Please feel free to bring your own research and projects to share!
08-06
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Low, Slow and Flirtatious for Three: Pelligrina Countess Judith de Northumbria Highly seductive, this is an intermediate bassadanza for three. Dancers should be familiar with doppii, sempii, saltarelli, and riprese.
08-06
17:00
2.0 Fort The Greatest Tournament: William Marshall Ransom Sir Bryce de Byram This tourney is part of an ongoing celebration of the 800th anniversary of The Marshall’s death in 2019. Fought in the style of the 12th-century ransom tourneys of France, teams of fighters in armor, appropriate from 1000-1250 AD, will fight to gain ransom and glory. Detailed rules will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928749080691736/ All SCA authorization, armor and weapons standards apply to the tournament. All combatants must conform to the weapon and armor standards of the tournament. The tournament will consist of three rounds of melée, 15 minutes each, with a 5 minute break between to hydrate or settle ransoms. Dress: 1) No visible plastic, including and not limited to baskets hilts. 2) No visible sneakers or modern footwear (i.e., Crocs). 3) Armor should be from 1000-1250. Surcoats highly recommended. 4) Middle Eastern and European armor only. No Japanese, Chinese, etc. Weapon restrictions: 1) No flamboyant duct tape (i.e., Hello Kitty duct tape). 2) Pole arms must be six feet or under, and must have a head or a proper profile (subject to approval), i.e., no unpadded pole arms. 3) Shields must be painted, heraldry recommended. (Don't take this as a personal challenge; this is also subject to approval.) 4) Spears, daggers, axes, maces and greatswords are welcome. No madus permitted. Combat and Ransom: All normal SCA combat rules apply. Example: telling blow to limbs loss of the limb. TEAMS: To be chosen at the beginning of the tournament. We will attempt to make the sides even and fair, as well as attempt to keep whole units together. Changing of sides is permitted. RANSOMING: Once killed, combatant takes a knee, and counts to 30, (This does not have to be out loud.) , and: 1) is escorted by opposing team to the Resurrection point for ransom. Or: 2) Time runs out and they return to their own resurrection point to resurrect. 3) Closed face helmet ignore face thrusts. How the Ransom works: There will be two people on either side to record the Ransoms. Suggested ransom is an item between $5 - $20 in value and should be fitting of one's station. The terms must be agreed upon by both parties. Eleanor of Aquitaine Clause: A member of the gallery can provide Ransom and is encouraged to do so, especially if they deem the combatant worthy.
08-06
17:00
2.0 General Archery Archery Champions' Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Everyone who wishes to try out for the Archery Champions teams is welcome and encouraged to attend. Yes, you are good enough to try out!
08-06
17:00
3.0 Great Hall A&S Item Photography John Free documentation photography of your A&S items. This is not a class; it is a timebox when I will provide a service to Known World Artisans. Artists will be granted a perpetual license to use the images of their work for noncommercial purposes. (2019 and beyond: please contact instructor via [google form link goes here] at least 30 days prior to Pennsic to help me manage my equipment pack list. :)
08-06
17:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Line Dances Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Come and learn Middle Eastern line dances! We will cover various dances as time allows, focusing on Armenian and Balkan dances. Live music!
08-06
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Seventh Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts We rise yet again from the Pits of Despair to summon those with songs of sorrow, tales of torment, and other wails of woe in an attempt to bring us to tears. Please keep performances to 5 minutes or less, and the topic pre-1600 CE and/or SCA related. Filk is fine. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
17:00
2.0 West Battlefield Atlantian Unbelted 10-Man Melée Baron Alric The Mad Traditional 10-man melée for unbelts. Format will be round robin.
08-06
18:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Open Scribal Time Mistress Liadhain Take advantage of our clean, well-lit space to work on existing projects or to try your hand at calligraphy and/or illumination.
08-06
18:00
2.0 A&S 4 Known World Players' Annual Meeting Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players' annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 6 Make Your Own Journal: Beginning Bookbinding Youth University [TeenU] Learn the basics of bookbinding using materials easily found. Students will come away from the class with either a finished journal or all the materials to finish the journal started in class.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 9 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Master Michael of Safita Clues to Roman period musical and theater performances based on archaeological discoveries in Egypt (Karanis) and various sites in Italy. Class taught by two professional archaeologists with 35+ years of fieldwork and research at both Roman and medieval archaeological sites.
08-06
18:00
3.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson Atlatl battle on the Atlatl range at the back of Thrown Weapons.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-06
18:00
1.5 Dance Tent Amoroso: A Tale of Two Dances Countess Judith de Northumbria We'll teach new reconstructions of the two original versions of this flirty dance. Come get a fresh, more interesting perspective!
08-06
18:00
1.0 Green List Impact of Gender on Rapier and Rattan Fighting Lady Nyvein Dyfnawal Learn how the social and physical differences (and similarities) between men and women affect their learning styles for SCA combat. Information about the social and mental impacts of gender roles and the physiological differences between the sexes will be discussed in the context of teaching SCA combat. This class is geared towards instructors of rapier, rattan, and archery, but fighters of all levels are welcome to attend. Examples will mostly be pulled from the rapier and rattan communities.
08-06
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
08-06
18:00
0.75 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir returns, bigger and better than ever, to perform songs of love and laughter by such luminaries as Palestrina, Gastoldi, Nannino, Morley, and Josquin.
08-06
18:00
2.0 Rune Stone Park Strictly for the Fun of It Madrigal Sing! Lady Meridian of the Wood A get-together for experienced choral singers to read down madrigals and other choral music from between the 14th and 17th century.
08-06
18:00
2.0 University Point (University) Pennsic au Naturel... Ecosystems in Period Thl Juliane Bechaumpe No, not that definition. Cooper's Lake is rich in ecosystems that reflect the folklore, beliefs and science of our period. This is a walking tour that explores some of these examples. Along the way, we'll also explore how using a natural system as context can enhance our research of almost any topic. Includes random thoughts regarding birding by eyes and ears, what Hildegarde Von Bingen thought foxes were good for, and why Shakespeare's plays read like Peterson Field Guides. Also, perhaps much discussion on why Elizabethans were afraid of the woods after dark. Please wear clothes, a good head covering and sensible shoes. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
08-06
18:00
3.0 Youth Point Tween/Teen Night Lady Family Point A chance for tweens and teens to chill and come together in a spot with lights and table space. Games, electronics, art, and conversation welcome. Often there are snacks. Unstructured but adults are present. Curfew rules still are in play and teens/tweens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-06
18:30
0.5 Amphitheater Stupid Songs with Uncle Efenwealt Pennsic Performing Arts Gonna sing some stupid songs. They will be stupid. After hearing them you are feel much more stupiderer yourself.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Performance in Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Welcome to "Whose Line Doth It Be?", the improv comedy competition where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the auditions at 4 pm. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
19:00
2.0 A&S 3 Birka Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Wonderful knotted precious metal wire trims were found in Birka, a 8th-10th-century market town in modern day Sweden. Come learn more about the so-called posaments and some of the currently available resources.
08-06
19:00
1.0 A&S 6 East Kingdom Chancellor Minor Meeting Lady Hugoline the Delicate The presence of all East Kingdom Chancellors Minor, Deputy Chancellors Minor, and Youth Officers at Large is requested at this meeting.
08-06
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-06
19:00
3.0 Fort Tuchux Charity Event Dolf Wrathmonger Every year the Tuchux have a tournament to raise money for charity. In recent years the tournament has grown and more features have been added, turning it into more than just a tournament. It has become a full blown charity event, including a silent auction - thanks to item donations by Pennsic merchants and individuals. There's also a 50/50 raffle, drummers and other musicians, dancing, Tuchux cheerleaders, free food and drinks thanks to the generous sponsorship from local retailers and, of course, still maintaining the core of the event which is the tournament itself. A random weapon draw bear pit-style tournament. $5 donation to enter the tournament. We invite you all to come out and shop, eat, fight, watch and, of course, donate if you can.
08-06
19:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-06
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lanea Verch Kerrigan Pennsic Performing Arts Lanea will perform her original translations, original pieces, and early period favorites. Show contains adult-themed content.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Hunter's Home Youth Polearm Tourney Gunnar Thorbjorn The Shire of Hunter's Home will be hosting its 5th Annual Youth Polearm Tourney. It will be conducted as a bear pit-style tourney with a break. The winner will be determined by the youth fighter with the most points. Points are determined by receiving two points for a win and one point for a loss.
08-06
20:00
0.75 Bog U Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-06
20:00
2.0 Midrealm Royal (W01) "Miles and the Knight": Reading and Discussion Mistress Katalena Ivaniaia "Miles and the Knight": A reading and discussion led by Duke Dag Thorgrimsson.
08-06
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Not Your Typical Atlantian Thugs Pennsic Performing Arts Atlantia comes to the stage bringing some of her most well-known and talented bards to entertain you with stories and songs.
08-06
20:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - next to the big Rome camp) Tantric Energy (Kamasutra) Control & Exchanges Padre Learn to experience, invoke, control, store, and share your tantric kamasutra energies. Bringing a partner you have affinity with is recommended but not required. Students will learn breathing, body scan, and control exercises. Basic meditation practice/class strongly recommended. It is best to come on an empty stomach, 4 hours from a large meal, 1.5 hours from a snack, such as a piece of fruit.
08-06
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball Thl Siri Toivosdotter Dance to the music of choristers! Sheet music provided for singers and instrumentalists, also available on the SCA Choral Ensemble Facebook group.
08-06
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! All in one magnificent Commedia dell'Arte show, as only i Genesii can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-07
07:00
1.0 South Battlefield Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-07
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-07
08:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting: Any Level Lady Moll Sotherden Want to learn how to cut glass? Know how to cut glass and wish to take your skills to the next level? Make time for this class! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as I have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-07
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the 5 sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-07
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-07
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Creating Pigments: Period Style Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A brief discussion, using period and modern resources, about how pigments were created in period plus a discussion and demonstration of modern alternatives and methods for creating a reasonable facsimile of a period palette. Includes studio time to experiment with tools and materials as well as sample painting using the pigments. Two-hour time frame to allow students to participate in making a pigment to take home. First hour is instruction.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginner Color Theory Workshop Lady Aziza al Shiraziyya Experiment with modern and period color theory through the creation of color wheels and color schemes. Materials provided, or bring your own! Period color theory methods are based on Cennini's Il Libro Dell' Arte ("The Craftsman's Handbook"), a 15th-century Florentine treatise on artistic practice, and other in-period sources.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Basic Jewelry-Making, or, How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics on design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Female Basque Headdress Lady Zianna Beguy Urdina d Zabaleta Discussion of shape, material used and construction of Basque female headdress based on the Trachtebbuch by Christopher Weiditz.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 St. Birgitta's Cap Make-and-Take Lady Keziah Planchet The St. Birgitta's cap is a well-known and much loved accessory, so let's make some up! We'll help you measure your head, piece and gather the cap, sew it and show you how to wear it! Supplies will be very simple so that you can leave the class with the knowledge to make many more later. Good class for teens or mature kids; pins and scissors will be used.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Getting Down to Byz-ness: Byzantine Persona Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Interested in building a Byzantine persona but don't know where to start? Let Anna fill your head with bad ideas for an hour, and see what you can come up with. Discussing Byzantine as a culture, rather than a time period, is the key focus of this class. There will be history, garb, names, titles, and yes, even Varangians.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 PPF: Eboshi Hats and Tabi Shoes Thl Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie If you wish to dress head to toe as a nobleman of medieval Japan for the Japanese Perfectly Period Feast, you may wish to cover your head with an eboshi and your feet with tabi. Multiple patterns and methods of creating each will be discussed.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Building a Shaving Horse Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum If you are trying to make a chair, bow or barrel, a shaving horse is an essential tool. I have found over the years that horses can vary from being great to bordering on the dangerous. This class will show various examples and construction techniques that will enable you to make a solid, long-lasting bench. This class is also helpful for people who just want to build a simple camp bench.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Egyptian Faience Thl Li Xia Come learn about the precursor to modern glass, faience! We'll cover a brief history of faience followed by hands-on playing with the material. This class requires no prior experience in glass-working. Please wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. Class costs include use of all required tools, equipment and safety gear as well as all consumables. Kits will make a large quantity of beads and pendant shapes. Kits can be shared between two people, but usually people end up wanting to play with a full kit themselves.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Decorative and Functional Edges and Seams Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn to use a 15th-century technique for making decorative edges and seams using needle lace and fingerloop braids based on the Lengberg finds. Students will learn a basic needle lace stitch and create a common 5-loop fingerloop braid, and will learn and practice creating decorative edges and/or seams that can be used on headwear and undergarments.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Baroness Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-07
09:00
4.0 A&S 15 Glove Affair: Making Gloves Mistress Jorunn nic Lochlainn We delve into every aspect about the period article, whether it be leather, wool, linen or silk. I will share my construction techniques and a pattern I created from a study that has extended over 30 years. We will review the timeline of gloves. I will have many examples on hand to examine. A portion of the class will be dedicated to hands-on, and sewing supplies will be available to experience sewing leather. Materials, stitches, techniques and decoration will all be discussed. Bring your questions.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 16 No Hassle Tassles Mistress Sol la Cantor A talk on the known items which were embellished by tassels. Make a tassel or more. Children welcome. Will be using wool, cotton and, if time available, silk. Scissors, yarn needles and other tools will be available on loan.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Kids by a Kid Thl Wilhelm Larrson Come learn some of Benjamin's favorite dances. Those he will teach are expected to include Ly Bens, Petite Vriens, and Rufty Tufty, Horses Bransle.
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1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
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3.0 Great Hall A&S Item Photography John Free documentation photography of your A&S items. This is not a class; it is a timebox when I will provide a service to Known World Artisans. Artists will be granted a perpetual license to use the images of their work for noncommercial purposes. (2019 and beyond: please contact instructor via [google form link goes here] at least 30 days prior to Pennsic to help me manage my equipment pack list. :)
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4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part A Thl Kai SaerPren Two half-days Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
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2.0 Maison Rive (space #24 (opposite camp store)) Waste-Free Garment Cutting Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf Hand-spun, hand-woven, hand-finished...they never wasted a single thread. You don't have to! An overview of the thriftiest cutting and sewing tricks used in the SCA's target centuries. We cover only pre-17th century Western European clothing.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent What Are the Known World Choir's Top Ten? Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Singers and directors of singers: this is the list for you! Come sing through the KWC's curated list of songs many groups will enjoy performing!
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
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4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
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1.0 RS1 Music for Recitation Mistress Teleri the Well-Prepared Add drama and color to your poems and stories with music. Learn easy ways to add instrumental accompaniment to recited pieces. Bring a recitation piece and an instrument if you have one. Stringed instruments are most versatile but we'll work with whatever you can play. The class is designed with a single performer in mind, but duets (one reciting, one playing) can come too.
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1.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder In order to give some loud classes their necessary space, a tent is left empty next to them. This is that tent.
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2.0 RS3 Early Period Irish Roundtable Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc An informal roundtable for anyone interested in pre-Norman Ireland. Show off projects and bring your favorite research resources. Come discuss any aspect of early period Ireland that strikes your fancy and meet some people whose eyes won't glaze over when you talk about it.
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8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Master Scheduler 1 War Point. Format: 4 passes (all at once or over multiple days); any member of the populace may participate. Description: Each pass consists of 3 targets (axe, knife, and spear). 2 weapons at each target.
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3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Estrogen and Axes Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This tournament is open to all women regardless of throwing experience. Come throw and receive your Axe-Maiden throwing name.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
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1.0 University Point (Pennsic University) Spinning Walk Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson Many medieval depictions of spinning show spinners going about their business while spinning. Let's reconnect with that practice by ambling around the lake. We will walk about two kilometers around the lake. Spin however you please, but hip distaves will be offered for those adventurous enough to use them, as well as a brief explanation of one way to dress the distaff and how to use it. Bring your own fiber and spindle. If you hope to use a hip distaff, a light spindle is recommended, and be sure to wear a sturdy belt or sash. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing including sun protection. This class is dependent on the weather. If the weather is rainy, we will attempt to reschedule.
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1.0 Youth Point Æ Day: Pennsic Rocks Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create painted rocks to spread joy throughout Pennsic
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1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Qigong Flow: Five Animal Frolics Jie Kui Lin This class will cover the Five Animal Frolics or wu qin xi. This is a series of exercises that dates back to the Han Dynasty of China (140-240 AD). These moves were created by Hua Tuo, who is often referred to as the Father of Chinese Medicine. They were developed to get people moving so they stay healthy and in shape, like wild animals. No experience or special abilities required; just come and wake up with the animals. This is part 2 of a 3-part series on qigong.
08-07
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5.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N 04 (is this correct?)) Embroidery Day Mistress Jaqueline de Molieres Previously on Artisans' Row, this year's Embroidery Day will be at Æthelmearc Royal. Relaxed, 1-on-1 learning, free handouts and displays. Bring embroidered items to display, demo or work on. Ask questions. Make embroidery friends. Learn all about medieval embroidery in a non-classroom setting. Æthelmearc Royal, Tuesday, August 7, 10 am to 3 pm.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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6.0 Artisan's Row A Woodworking Construction Various Coordinators Wood is a primary construction material for buildings and everything in them. Artisans will be showing many and varied construction methods used throughout the ages.
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6.0 Artisan's Row B Woodworking Embellishment Various Coordinators While plain wood is beautiful, it has been painted, carved, stenciled, planned and otherwise embellished throughout the ages.
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1.0 A&S 2 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
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1.5 A&S 3 Genealogy for Scadians Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen Through our involvement in recreating the times of the Middle Ages, it's natural to develop a curiosity about our own family's links to, and involvement in, the events of the medieval period. This class is for the Scadian who is interested in researching their mundane origins. The focus will be on getting started, sources and resources, as well as common fallacies and pitfalls regarding medieval genealogy.
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2.0 A&S 4 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools Master Gunnarr Alfljot Silversmithing on a budget. Survey and demonstration of tools for use with nonferrous metals. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included. This will be presented for a teen audience.
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2.0 A&S 5 Pole Lathe Turning for Beginners Lord Iohn Spooner Introduction to spindle turning on a pole lathe. We will cover the basics of lathe construction and proceed to some hands-on work to familiarize you with the tools and techniques for spindle turning. This class involves moving parts, so long hair and loose clothing must be avoided. There are also sharp tools involved; minimum age is 11.
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1.0 A&S 7 Preparing Medieval Fantasy for Modern Publication Lady Prudence the Curious Whether thinking of self-publishing or submitting to a large press, find out what the steps are and the time frames to expect. We will also lightly touch on marketing.
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1.0 A&S 8 Basic Kumihimo Lady Genovefa Gueiinniere For the beginner at kumihimo. This is a basic how-to-get-started class. Materials will be available for those who need.
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1.0 A&S 9 Overcoming Stage Fright Lady Ursula Mortimer Learn from an experienced performer and teacher how to overcome fears about your performance. Hands-on, practical, tailored to students' needs.
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1.0 A&S 10 Blazon 101 Thl Arwyn of Leicester Basic class to learn how to describe the emblazon (picture) using the blazon (heraldic words) and vice versa.
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1.0 A&S 13 Bling Out Your Veils Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Basic veil beading. You will leave class with a working knowledge of how to do simple veil beading. Ten kits available. Other students may watch the class; there will be extra handouts. If you would like to attend, you can bring your own veil and beads, and take the class.
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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.
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1.0 Bog U Learn to Spin Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Focusing on the park-and-draft method, we’ll walk through the basics of how to spin wool into yarn. This is intended for people who have never spun before, or people who need a refresher from that spindle they bought 3 years ago and never quite figured out. We will focus on basic spinning techniques, not necessarily period techniques. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
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2.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
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2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
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2.0 Dance Tent Death of an Amazon: A 15th-Century Sword Dance Countess Judith de Northumbria My own choreography depicting the battle between Penthesilea and Achilles. An action-packed performance! Intermediate level.
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1.0 Herald's Point ( Intersection of the Low Road with the Great Eastern Highway, next to Family Point) Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
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6.0 Kingdom of Ansteorra (N06 across from Aethelmarc) Build a Viking six board chest - Part 1 Master Haraldr Bassi Students will be building a six board trapezoidal chest in the style of the smaller of the chests found on the Oseberg ship burial. We will be using only the tools the Vikings had available. No prior woodworking experience or personal tools are required, though if you have your own favorite tools, feel free to bring them. We will be using a frame saw, a pull saw, chisels, square, mallet & spoon bit. Project will take 7-10 hours to complete, depending on box complexity student selects. Students can step out for other classes or food breaks within reason, but should be able to commit about 8 hours over the two days. Chests will be made from pine. There is enough wood for making 4 chests at $30 each to cover the materials used. Students will take the box home with them when completed. Observers are welcome.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance with Nina Amaya Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Posture, moves and steps, but also performance technique, social dance, cultural tips. A multi-level class.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Children's Choir Rehearsal Mistress Deonna von Aachen The Pennsic Children's Choir is an open choir for any children ages 4-11 who enjoy singing. They rehearse for one hour each day and perform at the Knowne World Choir concert on Thursday 8/9/18. The director of the Pennsic Children's Choir this year is Mistress Deonna von Aachen.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Known World Rapier Cadet Tournament Thl Don Po Silvertop the Rogue Come join rapier combatants from across the Known World in the second annual Cadet Tournament. This tournament will be open to those who are sponsored by a person who has a rapier peerage or kingdom’s high award for rapier. This includes the Order of Defense, Order of the White Scarf, Order of the Bronze Ring, Order of the Golden Rapier, The Dragon's Steel, The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer, The Order of the Queen's Blade, The Meridian Order of the Blade, or equivalent award. A person may sponsor more than one entrant. Sponsors will be required to sign in their cadet or send a letter of entrance. If you need a sponsor, we will find one for you. This will be a traditional double elimination tournament. Each bout shall be fought to a single kill. Double kills will be re-fought one time. On the second double kill, “Dead is dead!” The finals will be fought best two out of three. All bouts shall be fought with default Pennsic rules.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Rapier Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia Late period, point-based tournament; weapons restricted to rapiers and accompanying off-hand devices. Guidelines for allowed weapons: - Primary weapon must be a single-handed rapier with a minimum blade length (measured from crossguard to tip) of 36". - Swords must have complex hilts, with multiple side rings, loops, plates, or a cup-hilt. - Allowed styles: single rapier, rapier and dagger or parrying device, or case of rapiers. This tournament is part of the Cut-and-Thrust Triathlon, though you are not required to participate in any other tournaments.
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1.0 RS1 Loop-in-Loop Chainmaking Demo/Discussion Prima Aurelia Argentia Learn the tools and techniques of making fine silver loop-in-loop chains. Link-making and construction demo, along with examples of various periods/styles.
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2.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
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1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, 4 hours from a big meal, or 2 hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit)
08-07
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Throwing for the Physically Challenged Thrown Weapons Staff Throwing techniques and accommodations for those with physical challenges.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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1.5 Youth Point Æ Day: Ancient Rome Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn about Ancient Rome for kids!
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Heraldry for Scribes Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A discussion of heraldry and the language of the blazon for scribes to render arms properly. We will look at basic heraldic terminology and how to read a blazon to be able to render a proper emblazon.
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1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-07
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6.0 Archery Archery War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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1.0 A&S 1 Bringing Your Performance to Bardic Lord Dai Gerdwr Experienced performer but new to the SCA? Adapting your material and style to various bardic venues, with authenticity from "very little" to "lots".
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1.0 A&S 2 Throw Away Your Wristwatch Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Discussion of scientific principles so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
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1.0 A&S 6 Let's Get Ready for a Hafla! Thl Kassandra Aiantide Middle Eastern dance is fun for everyone! Let's learn some moves to do when the drums start. This class is appropriate for any youth looking to learn some dance steps to use at a hafla or around a fire.
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1.0 A&S 8 Period and Tasty Too Mistress Charis Accipiter How to research and plan a feast full of period dishes that show off what you have learned and that will appeal to the general modern public. While creating a feast is a great way to show off your research on food from a particular region and/or time, nothing is more disappointing than seeing all your efforts go uneaten. Learn some ways to stick to period foods while appealing to a modern palate as well.
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1.0 A&S 9 Medieval Modes Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Wondering how to make a tune sound more medieval? Go beyond major and minor keys, and learn about modes. We'll start at do-re-mi, then go on. Previous music theory not necessary. We'll learn how to figure out the mode of almost any pre-written song. Handout includes a period song in every mode. Bring a pencil.
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2.0 A&S 10 Martial A&S Panel Discussion Lord Doroga Voronin Come have discussion with some martial A&S (Arts and Science) practitioners (primarily rapier). If you are looking to break into martial A&S or enhance your martial skills by learning more about A&S this panel is for you. Bring your questions and A&S ideas. All levels welcome. We will discuss different areas of study, ways to research your ideas, and the benefits studying martial A&S has had for the panelists.
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1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Intro to sorcery, aka sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as coins, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of using dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot.
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2.0 A&S 14 Pad Stitching 101 Mistress Alaina Blackram The class will be centered on the fabric sandwich needed as well as technique to pad stitch interlining into late period garments such as the boneless kirtle, doublet and/or collar. This is a method used to shape the garment with tailoring techniques that anyone can do. Techniques learned from Master José, The Modern Maker, from the Masterclass. This is a make-and-take class.
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2.0 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Speaking and Pronunciation Lady Tala al-Zahra People all over the medieval world used Arabic language. From China to Mauritania in dar al-Islam, and throughout Europe, Arabic was a part of life. This class focuses on pronunciation of common names and phrases, and gives SCA-friendly phrases useful for research, conversation, and developing a more authentic SCA persona. We will only be using English orthography/alphabet. While the lesson will be useful for personas in all regions and cultures, the dialect and names will skew toward the Maghreb region.
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1.0 A&S 19 Persona in the SCA Baroness Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an You have attended few events, and your friend got a name, a device, a persona. You feel you need one. What is a "persona"? Steps to developing a persona. Worksheet will be given to help you with finding your medieval persona.
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1.0 Bog U Walk Like a Phoenician: Dance in Ancient Sources Lady Melanie de la Tour A basic history of ancient belly dance, based on Greek and Roman sources. NB: this is a dance history class, not a dance performance class.
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4.0 Camp Carpi (N39) Making Glass Beads Using Clay Kiln Lady Irene von Lassan How to make beads in the style of the Vikings using a beehive or volcano-style clay kiln. Both styles of kilns are expected to be available. Class participation encouraged. Come for all or part of the class.
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1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Lord István Nyiregyhazi Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games to learn the basic strategies.
08-07
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1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Card Weaving on an Inkle Loom Demo Thl Zada Come and try your hand on a pre-prepped loom. Will do a show-and-tell of how to warp up for card weaving.
08-07
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Kazuki (Lady Zakiyyah) will help you with that dumbek/riq/frame drum! Let's get you comfortable with that drum and have fun. We will go over posture, hand placement, tones, and some fun rhythms from Middle East and Balkans. Open to all ages.
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1.5 Orluk Oasis (Orluk Oasis is in W-10 on the Roman Road, down near the peninsula on the lake.) 16th-Century Deccani Sari Wrapping Lady Neefa bint Durr Come learn to drape your sari like a 16th-century Deccan lady. Bring a belt or cord that can fasten/tie snugly around your waist. Flat cording works better than round. Bring a length of cloth 5-9 yards long and wide enough to be tucked in at your waist and reach your ankles.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
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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.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
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1.0 RS3 Leprosy Lady Slany bean Uillic The strangest disease on the planet, medieval people alternately kissed and avoided lepers, but seldom were they shunned.
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1.5 Touch The Earth 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
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1.5 Woods (Woods) Armoured Woods Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 10:30 at Woods) 7 points total (2 points per time check; majority possession of stationary banners). (1 point for majority control of mobile banner.) 1 battle, 90 minutes, full resurrection. Only general holds stop the clock. 3 stationary flags, 1 mobile flag, central flag (1) halfway between on a straight line between two resurrection points, flag (2) and flag (3) equidistant and perpendicular to flag (1) equal distance from both resurrection points, but not in sight of flag (1). Mobile flag equidistant and perpendicular from the southernmost stationary flag. The mobile banner can be removed and taken back to either side's resurrection point resulting in a "Score". Once the mobile banner reaches a resurrection point, the victory point will be noted for the controlling side. The mobile banner is reset at the 30 and 60 control checks. Only a gauntleted hand may hold the mobile banner. Banner must be carried above the waist and be clearly displayed. Flag bearer is engaged 360 degrees while carrying the mobile flag. A killed banner carrier will drop the banner where it falls; it will remain mobile. For the fixed banner locations, at the time check, control will be determined by the color tape showing on the top of the pulley banner. Time limit: 90 minutes. Hold called at 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 . Each check will be +-4 minutes from the noted time. Exact variant of time check should be generated by the marshalate prior to the start of the battle and not revealed to combatants. All holds, except medical, are assumed to be local and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are general. General holds stop the clock. Victory conditions: Control of majority of stationary flags at time check rewards 2 points per time check, and majority "scores" of the mobile banner rewards 1 point for a total of 7 points for the woods battle.
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0.5 Youth Point Æ Day: Ancient Greece Countess Margerite Eisenwald Kids can learn about Ancient Greece!
08-07
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Basic Black: Creating Lamp Black and Charcoal Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun Practical experience creating lamp black plus discussion of grinding charcoal pigments.
08-07
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1.5 Æthelmearc 2 Basic Beginner Illumination Make & Take Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain Have you ever wanted to learn more about illuminating but cannot take the beginner track? This course is a basic beginner illumination survey class, with an opportunity to dabble with paints and learn more about illumination basics. This class will not include period pigments or calligraphy, just a chance to play with some paint and take a simple painted piece home with you. All supplies will be furnished, but feel free to bring any scribal equipment if desired. You will have a paint palette and reference handouts to take home.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce You may see us perform at the Performing Arts Amphitheater and Pavilion at Pennsic, SCA events, feasts and parties. So are you curious about "those commedia performers?" This class will cover the basics of commedia dell'arte and include information from Lady Sophia the Orange's "Intro to Commedia" handout along with assistant instructors, Andres Reed and Emma Barfoot, commedia fools from troupe Vagando Stoliti! You don't want to miss the foolish fun!
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 So You've Moved to a College Town... Lady Sibillia d'Orange For newcomers to a city, whether as a student or a person of good quality, this class will give you a primer on college city life. Mademoiselle Sibillia, widow of Avignon and stationer, will share her wisdom about being new in the city, basic etiquette for city dwellers, managing your days, money saving tips for the college student, important information about the town and surrounding areas, and how not to get detained by the city watch, papal armies, or France. This class will be followed by a 15-minute discussion with a less respectable lady about research and persona development.
08-07
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2.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking with the Complex Search Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana For heralds who already know the basics of armory conflict checking, this class will use the Complex Search to more quickly find potential conflicts.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Yorkshire Manor Life in the Year 1200 Thl Gavin White of Westburgh An interactive, descriptive tour of the manor where I am a freeman in the second year of King John. Come visit to learn our ways and customs in order to find your rightful place in the social order.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Making Felt Toys for the Toy Box! Baroness Marieta Charay In the East we have a tradition of the Running of the Toy Chest. One poor soul gets selected to carry a large wooden box of toys out of court, while being chased by the Children of the East. The children have often been likened to velociraptors. To feed this voracious crowd, we need to provide toys for the box. This class will be a hands-on, make and take. We will be making a variety of small animals out of felt and decorating them with embroidery. If you desire, you can donate your finished toys to our toy box, or you can bring them to your own velociraptors. (Or keep them for yourselves, I won't tell.) We will be using scissors, needles, embroidery floss and wool-blend felt. No experience required! If you have some experience, you're welcome, too, and your assistance would be helpful with those who are just starting.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 5 Welsh Food and Customs Mistress Charis Accipiter A discussion of the history of Welsh food and customs prior to the mid-16th century. Includes recipes and reference material, plus a review the different customs observed when gathering for meals.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basic SCA Armory for Youth Mistress Marie de Blois Yes, anyone of any age can pick a good SCA device and register it if they want to! Class covers the basics of picking a device or arms in the SCA based on medieval heraldic practice. Includes an overview of tinctures, field divisions, the rule of tincture, and more. If there is time, we'll also talk about what not to do (like marshaling). By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to design your arms for registration with the College of Arms or be prepared to visit Heralds Point to design a device or arms. Best for youth and teens; recommended that kids be able to read.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 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.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Farce & Fabulae: Comedic Theatre of Ancient Rome Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Explore millennia-old humor of Roman theatre from the great playwrights Plautus and Terence to the masked improvise comedy of Atellan Farce.
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1.0 A&S 11 Beekeepers Soiree Thl Dunstan Bramblette Bring your honey for tasting and discussion
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1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook with 52 pages, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-07
12:00
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 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.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Primer on Heraldic Activities in the SCA Lord Martyn de Halliwell A class for newcomers on heraldic activities in the SCA, from registering names and armory, to field and tourney heraldry, to the Order of Precedence.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Barony of Thescorre (N08) Woodworking Hand Tool Petting Zoo Thl Otelia d'Alsace Ever wonder how they managed to build amazing things before power tools? (Hint: the secret is sharpening!) Come for some hands-on experience with common sharp hand tools. Children who comprehend "sharp" welcome with a responsible adult. Feel free to come and go. If you have a hand tool (plane, spokeshave, etc.) that you are having trouble with, bring it.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Bog U The Self-Accompanied Songwriter Ciaran mac Gaeth Aspiring bards and songwriters, take heed! Come learn new chord progressions in any key and learn chordal relationships to set the mood of your original works. Bring your instrument. We'll be focusing on guitar, but the knowledge applies to all melodic and harmonic instruments.
08-07
12:00
1.5 Cafe Marhaba (Food court Near Barn) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball! No partners required.
08-07
12:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Teen Cheese Making Youth University [TeenU 13-17] Learn to make medieval cheese. Hands-on class learning about medieval cheese and then making some. This cheese is made with cow's milk, and will not be appropriate for those with allergies.
08-07
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Short Choreo Duets for Belly Dancing Around Fire Alicia of Bardicci Connect with other belly dancers using these short choreographies you can share and perform spontaneously around the fire. All levels welcome. Some steps will be advanced. Come alone or with friends. This is different than ATS (American Tribal Style), and it will be a lot of fun.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
12:00
1.0 RS1 Manuscript Analysis 101 Lord Christoph von Steinach Some things are best learned by close examination of a period exemplar. Being able to fully examine a manuscript is a much different experience than viewing it on a screen. I'll be bringing four manuscript leaves: 3 illuminated and decorated leaves from French and Flemish books of hours ca. 1430-1510, and one text-only leaf from an Italian breviary of ca. 1475. Come geek out about book arts and codicology with me!
08-07
12:00
2.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
08-07
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1.0 RS3 Self Nocks Done Cheaply and Easily Timothy of Sherwood Make nocks faster and easier than most think can be done. Get them to fit just right, not almost right. When you split a nock like Robin Hood or Merida it has that extra element of wonder if you made it and it is period. My arrows fly straight when I shoot them straight and have been used to win an Avacal Kingdom Tournament.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-07
12:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Intro to Contact Juggling Lord Ian Douglas This class will teach you the basic moves for contact juggling. Bring props with you if you have them; a limited number of props will be available.
08-07
12:30
2.5 Youth Combat List KW Baronial Youth Combat Champions' Tourney Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Baronial Youth Combat Champions of the Known World are invited to participate in a tournament sponsored by the Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in Æthelmearc. Bring your Baron and/or Baroness (not required, but encouraged), and your consort (a special friend or parent), wear your regalia and bring a baronial banner to represent your Barony! We'll provide heralds to announce each fighter into the list just like at a Crown Tourney. The winner(s) of the tournament will be chosen by a combination of prowess, chivalry, and any other factors the Barons and Baronesses present deem appropriate.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Color Beyond Red, Blue, and Yellow Bronwyn Andrus While creating a color wheel, learn to mix the colors you need. By playing and making mistakes now, you'll avoid creating muddy colors when it counts . . . in your art.
08-07
13:00
4.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia in an Afternoon Lady Mehpare Vahide Karga Come join members of your favorite troupes; craft, cast, and perform a brand-new Commedia play in one afternoon with its world premiere that evening!
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Itamae: Japanese Food and Feasts by Design Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Basic Medieval Japanese Cookery. How to design and cook both premodern Japanese food and formal menus based on premodern food preferences, dietetics, and methods.
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Reconstructing Spiral Silver Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Reconstructing spiral silver posaments. Learn how to recreate several of the Birka posaments with a silver-colored spiral wire.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 SCA Bloggers Roundtable Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina A casual roundtable discussion on the nature of blogs and their use in the SCA. Whether you have a blog, want a blog, or just like blogs, come out for a great conversation on how we can make this tech work for us.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basic SCA Names for Youth Mistress Marie de Blois [YouthU] Yes, anyone of any age can pick a good SCA name and register it if they want to! Class covers the basics of picking a historically plausible name in the SCA, including an overview of the types of name parts, finding parts for names, and an overview of putting the parts together. By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to research and document your name for registration with the College of Arms, or be prepared to visit Heralds Point to pick a name. Best for youth and teens; recommended that kids be able to read.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Tapestries of Mary Queen of Scots Thl Eachna ni Clonmakate Overview of the many tapestries made by Mary, Queen of Scots, during her years of captivity. How they were made, stitches used, materials used, etc.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Introduction to Irish Legends Lady Kateryn Draper An overview and introduction to Irish myths and legends.
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2.0 A&S 11 Egyptian Nalbinding Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid But isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. The first hour is discussion of extant pieces (mainly socks) from 4th-6th century Egypt including variations in stitch type and construction methods. This will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice. Limited number of needles will be available for attendees or you can bring your own blunt yarn needle.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A two-part class: 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. Second part includes examples to examine from throughout period and beyond.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 14 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 15 Garb: Costume or Clothing Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Simple seam finishes and other details that make your efforts look better and last longer. A "costume" might last an event. Clothing lasts a decade. Basic pattern design and adjustment will be covered, as well as fabric selection.
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 16 Jewelry in Roman Africa: Beaded Chain Necklaces Aelia Sophoniba We'll be making necklaces in copper or bronze wire with freshwater pearls and semi-precious gemstone or glass beads based on a polychrome gemstone beaded link necklace in the British Museum (AF.323) that was found on Byrsa Hill in Carthage, dated to the 4th century AD. Tools and materials for 15.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Eat a Feast for SCA Newcomers Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler "Are you staying for feast?" Learn what to expect, and what is expected, during mealtimes at an SCA event. Topics will include sideboard vs. feast, feast gear, making a reservation, wet/dry sites, food allergies.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Bog U Knitting for Beginners Lady Evalina von Schaidag Basic knitting: cast on, knit and pearl stitches, and cast off. We will be making a dish cloth. You may bring your own materials. Size 10 needles and cotton yarn is preferred for this project.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy Gresley Dances Lady Evelynne Merrymet These dances, dated to circa 1500, were found in 1995 and are the earliest English dances we have. Different than any dances you may be familiar with, they are easy, fun and sometimes silly. No experience is necessary. We will work on the easiest of the Gresley dances and see how many we can do in a hour.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Medieval Backgammon Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Learn variations of Tables (Nard, Backgammon) for 4 or 7 players.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia! Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Orluk Oasis (W10 in the large Ottoman pavillion) Digitally Reconstructed Textiles for the SCA Lady Kharajin of Turku Let's talk about digitally reconstructed textiles. A gathering for the Spoonflower Curious. We will be meeting in a digitally reconstructed Ottoman Sultan's pavillion, surrounded by many examples of Photoshop-produced textiles that will help show the potential of the medium and spark our discussion of theory. No Photoshop experience necessary to fully participate and benefit from this talk.
08-07
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Knot Tying Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Ten knots for camp and everyday life. Class limited to 10 kits.
08-07
13:00
1.0 RS1 Gussets, Godets and Gores “Oh My” Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a class about sewing gussets, godets, and gores -- mostly gussets because you won't need the other ones.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range KW Baronial Champions Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This is the 3rd annual tournament for Baronial (or shire) Thrown Weapons Champions to come out and compete in a series of challenging targets for prizes, and, even more, bragging rights! Expect targets and/or throwing styles to give you something to think about.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Cued Middle-Eastern Improv, Folkloric-Style! Atesh Learn three slow, three fast combinations of Tribal Odyssey Bellydance "lead-and-follow" format, based on classic Egyptian style; for duets or larger groups. PDF notes provided online. Finger cymbals optional.
08-07
13:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Loud Band Sensitivity Training: "By Us, For Us" Rufina Cambrensis Shawms can sing! Players of shawms, Rauschpfeiffen, sackbuts/trombones, dulcians, go a step beyond Loud and explore ensemble and listening skills. This year, we'll focus on pieces from 15th-16th century wind-band manuscripts. Everyone won't play every piece, but everyone will have a chance to play, and everyone will have a chance to listen in a supportive environment. Bring a chair.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Youth Point Æ Day: Soap Making Countess Margerite Eisenwald Learn the medieval way to make soap!
08-07
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-07
14:00
0.75 Æthelmearc 2 Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax: Personalizing Scrolls Lady Meadhbh Ramsay As a scribe, there are many ways in which you can personalize your scrolls. We'll discuss ways to personalize based on your recipient's persona, interests, and the reason for the award.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 2 Chainmaille Workshop: Byzantine Weave Necklace Aldiana della Serra This workshop is geared towards the beginner who has tried very simple chainmaille pieces and wants to learn something a little more complicated. The class fee covers a full kit of tools and supplies you may need to get started creating chainmaille. If you do not finish the workshop project in class, you will have everything you need to complete it at your leisure. Extra loaner tools and magnifying lenses will be available for use during the workshop. Patience and fine motor skills are needed for this class, so it may not be suited to children under 12 years old.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Weaving Hacks for Tablet and Inkle Lady Arabella De Mere Everyone has tips & tricks when it comes to weaving. This will be a hands-on class, with group participation. Bring your weaving hacks, & I'll bring mine! Lets discuss & play!
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Midrealm Page School Lady Artemisia Voltera Have you heard about Page School and are interested in learning more? Are you a parent, youth minister, youth mentor, or involved with the youth of the kingdom? Come and learn about what Page School is, what revisions have taken place, and how you and/or your youth can be involved. Copies of the Handbook will be available. Lecture-style class with Q&A.
08-07
14:00
3.0 A&S 7 Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl barbara webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies needed: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess Lady Rowena Macara Elizabeth Bathory was a 16th-century noblewoman with a penchant for torture. Legend has immortalized the more familiar Dracula but few people know about the Blood Countess of Transylvania. This class will examine the life and depravity of Elizabeth Bathory.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Shakepeare's Bawdy Bits Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Learn about the bawdy bits of Shakespeare in order to understand the dialogue and appropriately perform lines containing innuendo and bawdy references
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Viking Age Furniture: Archeological Evidence Thl Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age furniture, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover digs at Norse sites such as Oseberg, Gokstad, Birka, Dublin, Hedeby, etc.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Fashion: Beyond the Apron Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta While the apron dress, and its associated brooches, is the ubiquitous women’s garment of the Viking Age, that fashion eventually gave way to other styles. The class will discuss the reasons for the change and will offer examples of evidence on which to base a late-Viking Age kit. This class will also include discussion on and examples of head coverings.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 15 Dead Men Walking Luceta Di Cosimo This class discusses the medieval dangerous dead, their origins and methods of their prevention and disposal, based on recently discovered archaeological evidence.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 19 A Period Capsule Wardrobe Lady Julienne Building a beginner kit from scratch? Make the maximum of a minimum wardrobe, just like they would have done in period. A focus on simple garments for European, Persian, and Japanese cultures. Modifiers for vaguely early medieval, late medieval, and Renaissance, and low/high classes. Accessories covered as well. Come brainstorm and leave with a shopping/sewing list.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Dance Tent Peace CD Dance Class Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This class is the second CD of Penta Pentamere Dances. These dances were chosen because you dance with more than your partner either with heys, dancing with your corner, or dancing with everyone! The following dances will be taught: Bizzaria d’Amore, Official Bransle, Contra Passo, Petit Rien, Dargason, and Gathering Peascods.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Mixing your own Period Paint Set Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Mixing paint from pigments both medieval and modern can be easier than you think! Come make a small set of basic period watercolor paint, and learn about pigments.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Sharpening Everything for Woodworking Thl Kai SaerPren How to sharpen everything! This class is an extension of my woodworking class. Thus, I will focus on sharpening woodworking tools, but the principles are the same for all cutting implements. We will cover several concepts and methods but my focus will be on how I do it... without expensive jigs and other do-hickies. We will review, then sharpen, anything you bring - and all of my tools.
08-07
14:00
1.0 M Sotherden Art Glass (Battle Rd, across from Son of Sandlar) How to Make a Living in the Arts Lady Moll Sotherden Are you an aspiring musician, artist, or other creative type with questions on how to run a business, or get started selling your work? Bring us your questions! Class is an in-booth, informal chat.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Folk Tunes of the Elizabethan Era Gregory Blount Learn to sing some Elizabethan music, including various broadside ballads and tunes collected by Thomas Ravenscroft, the first collector of folk music. After class, join us to sing our way around the lake at 9 pm on Sunday, August 5th!
08-07
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Known World Harp Celebration Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini An expo for all levels of harpist. Come play for others any level of piece. Beginners are very welcome! Did you just learn to play? Then come share with other musicians. Registration is not necessary.
08-07
14:00
2.0 RS3 Draping a Herjolfsnes-Style Dress Mistress Muriel de Chimay During the course of the class, you will watch/learn how to drape a Herjolfsnes-style dress on a model. You will also be given simple instructions on how to flat draft sleeves to fit.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Cued ME Improv with Finger Cymbals: Want to Play? Atesh Learn the 6 Tribal Odyssey finger cymbal patterns and the dance combinations they go with. It's cued (follow-the-leader) combos featuring finger cymbals. We'll start with the cymbal patterns, then add the moves. With Atesh (of "Kawakib Finger Cymbal Solo" renown).
08-07
14:00
1.0 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 1:30 at Woods) 6 points total (1 point per time check for majority control of banners). 1 battle in two 30-minute “halves”, full resurrection. 3 time checks at 10, 20 & 30 minutes of each half. Each check will be +-4 minutes from the noted time. Exact variant of time check should be generated by the marshalate prior to the start of the battle and not revealed to combatants. All holds, except medical, are assumed to be local and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are general. General holds stop the clock. No RBGs 3 flags, 1 halfway between on a straight line between two resurrection points; 2 flags equidistant and perpendicular to the central flag equal distance from both resurrection points, but not in sight of the central flag. Time limit: 60 minutes. Hold called at 30 minutes & 60 minutes. Victory conditions: Majority control of banners at each time check awards 1 war point. Total possible war points rewarded: 6 points.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Youth Illumination Workshop Asuka Seishi For teens who are interested in trying illumination. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Come paint!
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15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Russian Calligraphy Lady Lada Monguligin Medieval Russian calligraphy. Learn the basics of writing the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. There will also be a handout for Russian-style English alphabet. The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people. Please bring your calligraphy supplies if you have them. I will have a limited number of loaner nibs and/or markers and paper.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Artisan's Row A Woodworkers' Gathering Various Coordinators Woodworkers' meet-and-greet; open to all woodworkers; free cookies.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Artisan's Row B Woodworkers' Gathering Various Coordinators Woodworkers' meet-and-greet; open to all woodworkers; free cookies.
08-07
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Care and Feeding of Spinning Wheels Mistress Helva of Saxony For spinners using a spinning wheel, and those who would like to use one. How a spinning wheel works, what to do when it doesn't, how to care for it, how to assess a used wheel you're thinking of buying, and how to make basic repairs. You are encouraged to bring your spinning wheels to class if you can.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 History of Drinking in Medieval China Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson A discussion of the development of alcoholic beverages in China, and tastings of a few select reconstructions. We will focus initially on the sixth-century farm manual Qimin Yaoshu and its rice and millet wines, discuss how recipes changed in the Song dynasty, discuss mead in medieval China, and finally touch on a few Yuan dynasty non-alcoholic beverages imported from the Muslim world suitable for a hot summer day. Please note that the alcohols offered are not gluten-free, as they use a wheat-based yeast culture. Must be 21+ to taste.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Stuffed Eggs, Mushroom Recipes, Capons and Gourds Master Basilius Phocas Stuffed hard-boiled eggs, fresh and salted mushrooms, and a young fowl with gourds from the 16th-century cookbook, the Banchetti.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Face Your Fears: Facing Necklines Lady Katherine Coscombe Learn how to use facings to create polished, stable necklines in your cotes and tunics, or dress up plain garb with a contrast keyhole.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Public Speaking for Youth and Teens Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh [Youth U] Good public speaking is not just about what you say, but how you say it. Come learn basic skills, including posture, voice, and eye contact
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 The SCA Playwright Lord Tarmach Ben Yehuda al-Khazari The SCA theater audience offers a special opportunity to create skits and plays from so many cultures and periods. This gathering hopes to assemble experienced and novice playwrights to discuss style, approaches to the writing process and, ultimately, create a resource and support base for future creations. You are welcome to bring works and/or works in progress for discussion. (Tarmach was the main creator of "Forbidden Pennsic -- the Filked Musical (2007), and the author of this year's Known World Players production of "Hector of Troy.")
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 2: Shall I Play Along? Pennsic Performing Arts Shall I Play Along? Accompaniment happens. Sometimes planned, sometimes not. It can be a single drummer or guitarist, a choir in five-part harmony, or an entire army. If unexpected, the extra help can throw you. Are there customs about when and where to join in? Are there ways to gently encourage, discourage, or guide enthusiastic accompanists during your piece? Confirmed Panelists: Mistress Lorelei Skye
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Making a Hare Net Mistress Emengar la fileresse We will apply the ancient technique of knotting to the creation of a purse net that is used in Europe to catch large rabbits or hares. Use of the net will be explained, as well as the use of the netting knot for other applications such as fishing nets, corrals, hair nets, and lacis fabric. Kits will be available for purchase or you can bring your own. Do not bring netting needles/spacers for hair nets, as the scale is too small.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Boar's Bristles for Sewing Leather Lord Robert of Ferness Waxed ends - boar's bristles connected to linen thread - make sewing leather, especially shoes, easier and faster. Learn how to attach thread to a bristle and try your hand at sewing with it.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 A Good Wife in the 14th Century Lady Kathryn de Wrytar Explore The Good Wife's Guide (Le Menagier de Paris) and its context in the 14th century as well as today.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney 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. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 14 Beer and Brewing in 16th-Century Germany Master Mikhail Novgorodets A pub crawl through late 1500s Germany, as written by a doctor of the period. Brief discussion of the beers from numerous towns, as well as period beer naming practices. Description of a period brewing system (from raw grain to tapping the barrel), and discussion of possible recipes. (Focus on Einbecker Bier and Braunschweiger Mumme.)
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 15 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi and basic documentation. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-07
15:00
1.5 A&S 16 North African Wrapped Dresses Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora This class will cover women's Maghribi wrapped dresses, and examine the similarities and differences with other people who wore this style, including Romans, Celts, and VIkings. We will also look at accompanying undergarments and accessories. If you want to be wrapped up before you go, bring 5-6 yards of light linen or cotton fabric, 55-60" wide. You will also need a belt or rope, and two very large safety pins, brooches, or kilt pins.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Two Sword Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the techniques and strategy of the Bellatrix system of fighting with the two-sword style. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring two swords, and preferably a shield.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Bog U In Stitches: German Brick Stitch Emmiken die Waeyer This hands-on class provides attendees with a basic overview of German brick stitch, a decorative counted embroidery method usually associated with Germany in the 14th and 15th centuries, but sometimes seen in other cultures in Europe. Stitches are counted lines of thread which create squares of stitches. These may be combined in diverse geometric patterns, usually in very bright colors. Attendees will also be provided with the opportunity to try stitching a bit of brick stitch for themselves using more modern materials (cotton floss on cotton fabric as opposed to silk on linen).
08-07
15:00
3.0 Buðgarðr (W09) Intro to Blacksmithing Lord Donato Favro A hands-on introduction to blacksmithing for 4 students. It will cover safety and basic hammer skills. Students will leave with a completed piece.
08-07
15:00
3.0 Fort Crusader/Saracen Battle and Discussion Lord Tariq Al Sanna Af Fjall We will explore the Christian and Muslim forces through dress, tactics and combat scenarios based on historical crusade battles.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Very Old Games: The Royal Game of Ur Lord Aldred æt Aclum The game of twenty squares, also called the Royal Game of Ur, is a race game that was popular in Mesopotamia for thousands of years. The oldest surviving boards found are from Ur and date to before 2600 BC. We will learn about the game as played a few thousand years later from a description written in 177 BC.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its third Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/9, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 9 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com
08-07
15:00
1.5 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
15:00
2.0 RS1 Leather Corners for Wooden Book Covers Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will learn how to make the four most common corners on wooden book covers using leather. Each student will make four sample corners. All tools will be loaned by instructor. This is a hands-on class.
08-07
15:00
1.0 RS2 Florentine Hair in Mid-16th Century Italy Thl Isabelle de Calais We will discuss several popular hair styles from the court of Florence. Given enough time we will practice some of the techniques and styles.
08-07
15:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Kinetic Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff A motion-based throwing competition. You walk towards the target while throwing. Limited to 12 participants, expert level only.
08-07
15:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Trumpeting at Pennsic Nicholas of the North The trumpet was an instrument for long distance communication before it was considered a musical instrument. Includes how to use it to convey useful information with emphasis on the battlefield.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Afternoon Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Combat Lists open.
08-07
16:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Field Guide to Byzantine Iconography Lady Nichola Beese In the Orthodox Churches, icons were used as tools for education and worship by an illiterate population. This class gives an overview of the visual language of Byzantine iconography and how to interpret it.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Yeast and Hops in Beer Lord Alain ap Daffyd An exploration of how yeast and hops influence the flavor of beer. Samples. Age 21+.
08-07
16:00
1.5 A&S 3 History and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries Mistress Wu Yun Join us for an examination of "The Hunt for the Unicorn", 15th-century Flemish tapestries widely regarded as the best examples of tapestries of the age. Why does the unicorn lack ears in one tapestry? What happened to the pieces of the fifth tapestry? Where are they now? All these and more will be answered. Handout includes full color handouts including line drawings and plant keys for each tapestry.
08-07
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 With These Knots I Bind My Camp Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Before cordless drills and screws, before plentiful cheap nails, even before glue, there was knotted cord holding our lives together. Sadly, most of us barely know how to tie even two or three knots. My guarantee: You will learn to master a small handful of knots that will meet almost every need you may have in camp - or double your money back!
08-07
16:00
1.5 A&S 6 Harry Potter History Lady Hugoline the Delicate Attendees will examine the lives and actions of historical figures such as John II of England, Mansa Musa, Leonardo da Vinci, Ivan the Terrible, Empress Wu, and other SCA period individuals. Then, working in small groups, they will determine which Hogwarts House the Sorting Hat would send each individual to. Lively debate to follow. (YouthU/TeenU, ages 11-17)
08-07
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Known World Webminister Social Lord Matthias von Würzburg A roundtable discussion and forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues related to the office as well as exchanging ideas and suggestions.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Medieval Wire Rings (Bilingual Class) Baroness Sile Dhubh If you love bling, then this class is for you. This is a hands-on class. You will learn how to make period-style wire rings (Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic) and will leave with them.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Bath House (Bath House) Pennsic Fools' Parade Baroness Sophia the Orange The long-standing Pennsic tradition continues! Open to any and all Pennsic campers! Adults, teens, and kids, come romp around the marketplace with fools from around the Knowne World! Bring your toys, noise makers, juggling balls, puppets, kazoos, and wear your brightest clothing! Kids under 16 must bring a responsible adult. (This is a great activity for families!) We will meet at the Bath House next to the Cooper's Store. All fools must attend the safety briefing 15 minutes before parade start. Parade lasts about 45 minutes. Please contact the Fool In Charge (Sophia the Orange) if you would like to arrange for the parade to visit your encampment or event.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Dance Tent English Country Dances from the Manuscripts Thl Henry of Maldon Dances from the Sloane MS, the Lovelace MS, or both, including Jack Pudding, The Jumbling of Jone, The Picking of Stickes, The Mariners, et al.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-07
16:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is a Korean method of gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Lochmere Chorulus Pennsicus Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir, entrance by audition. Previous choral singing experience is expected. The audition includes a prepared vocal selection and a sight-reading session. CP performs with the Known World Choir and Friends on Thursday evening of War Week. See the class book/web site for next year’s audition details.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lights, Tools, and Props: Technical Theater at War Lady Perronnelle de Croy For anyone interested in getting acquainted with how the technical side of the Performing Arts tent works and how to get involved. Ages 15+ welcome. Discussion will cover setup, challenges and limitations, and roles of staff associated with the PA Tent.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Arming the Scroll Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt Need to do an award scroll? How not to go crazy adding devices to scrolls and all of the many awards the recipient may have or is receiving. Learn why there are extra elements to heraldry, who gets what on their scrolls, what those elements are, when they are used, where to place them, and how to incorporate awards without overwhelming an illumination.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia World Premiere at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Bring a chair to enjoy this performance on the green. Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Improve Your Period Brewing Lord Malcolm Mor This is a beginner to intermediate class. Several methods will be shared where the student can learn to make their brewing "more period." Methods shared will include but not be limited to ingredients, hitting a proper strike temperature without a thermometer, egg float test for saccharification, re-using and harvesting yeast.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 2 You Can Help Compile & Tag Heraldry Precedents Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana The College of Arms is creating a new database for Precedents. Come learn all about it, and how you can help!
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Anglo-Saxon Children Lady Arastorm An overview of childhood in Anglo-Saxon England including clothing, food, toys, education, activities, etc. If you have an Anglo-Saxon persona, and want your children to "match" and enjoy the SCA, I'll try to give you some ideas both from history and my experience.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Healthy Projection and Professional Presentation Lord Martyn de Halliwell Discussion of breathing, resonance and acoustics for the active voice herald, landed baron(ess), story teller, or singer from an opera singer's perspective, with a lecture followed by a masterclass-style session with any willing participants.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 Guild of St. Severus (EK Knitters' Guild) Lady Staeina Knytir Welcome, knitters! Bring a project or a friend (or both) and join us to chat about knitting during SCA period. Knitters of all levels and locations welcome!
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 16 Ifriquiya: Medieval North Africa Lord William de Hirst A brief historical overview of North Africa in the Middle Ages, from the Muslim conquest to around 1500.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent History of the Hammered Dulcimer and Psaltery Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise An overview of the intertwining history of the psaltery and the hammered dulcimer from their roots in Asia/Middle East and into their European travels. There may be some hands-on time at the end of the class on the dulcimer. Note: This class is discreetly tech friendly. For access to my creative commons sources, bring a storage device or something I can plug a memory stick into and I will gladly share sources and paperless class notes.
08-07
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon: Middle Eastern & World Dance Expo Pennsic Performing Arts The 22nd Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo! The Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition returns to delight and amaze audiences of all ages.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Shire of Owlsherst (N13) Vegans and Vegetarians of the SCA: A Meet-Up Lord Edmund Forster Support and discussion on how to play in the SCA with no or limited use of animal products. Share your tips and tricks for arts and sciences, camping, as well as for sitting feast. Learn how others do it. This gathering is a potluck, so please feel free to bring food or beverages to share. Please be ready to answer questions about any ingredients in your food. Seating will be limited, so please consider bringing a chair.
08-07
18:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani: It's Funny Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has again come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts, completely different from the one we did on Sunday. You will be glad that you did!
08-07
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Period Shoes for Armored Combat Baron Brísi Thorgrimsson Covers period footwear suitable for SCA armored combat, along with some modifications to complement their use in this function.
08-07
18:00
1.0 A&S 6 Very Basic Naalbinding Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid [YouthU 11-15] Introduction to naalbinding for those with no prior experience. Naalbinding is a craft which creates a stretchy fabric by using a large sewing needle and yarn. This predates knitting and is found in a variety of medieval cultures. I will demonstrate a simple naalbinding stitch (Oslo stitch) and discuss the basic techniques.
08-07
18:00
1.0 A&S 16 North Woods Court Baron Aindle ODiramada CourtNorthwoods
08-07
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-07
18:00
1.0 Dance Tent Evening Dance Ideas Roundtable Gregory Blount So Thyra is twisting your arm to run evening dance... what can you do to spice things up? Come share ideas, and we'll turn it into a handout for aspiring and experienced evening dance leaders.
08-07
18:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal East Royal Court Duchess Kiena Stewart East Royal Court.
08-07
18:00
5.0 Great Hall Æthelmearc Kingdom Court Prince Sven Gunnarsson Æthelmearc Kingdom Court.
08-07
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
08-07
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-07
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-07
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Cantore Borealis Pennsic Performing Arts Cantore Borealis is a pick-up choir performing music that celebrates the SCA tradition and culture. We form up each year at Pennsic, with a base of performers from Northshield, but we welcome others. We select music and rehearse most afternoons at Pennsic creating harmonies and counter-melodies as we go. If interested in joining, contact Orlaith at Northshield populace encampment.
08-07
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.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Ealdormere Youth Combat Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Tournament sponsored by the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
08-07
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bed & Breakfast Do Bardic Pennsic Performing Arts Dai Gerdwr and Líadan Liathán sing of laughter, love, life, and death - in multiple languages and while juggling many instruments. Well, playing. Not literally juggling. Some material may not be appropriate for children under 12.
08-07
21:00
4.0 Dance Tent Feast of the Phoenix Countess Judith de Northumbria Join us for the Feast of the Phoenix, a 15th-century-style costume ball! Many of the dances will be quickly taught, and participants are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Beast or Bird of fact or legend. An array of delicious refreshments shall be provided, and we will, of course, have live music provided by guest ensemble Istanpitta. The ball shall be framed by a series of performance dances celebrating rebirth and new beginnings! Whether you dance or not, come and be part of the spectacle!
08-07
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball & Fashion Cotillion Lord Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Join Clan Blue Feather once again for their annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion for food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle with amazing prizes and special award prizes for the most fabulous, outstanding garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb, just wear what makes you look your best!
08-07
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Ken and Lisa Theriot (Sir Kenneth and M. Adelaide) Pennsic Performing Arts Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie and Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont (recording artists Ken and Lisa Theriot) and friends perform historically-themed original music, as well as music about life in the Society. Songs like "Band of Brothers" (adapted from Shakespeare's Henry V) and "The Feast Song" have completely escaped them and become standards in kingdoms where Ken and Lisa have never actually set foot. Some stirring, some funny, some sad, some spooky, all entertaining!
08-07
21:00
3.0 West Kingdom Royal Encampment (W03) West Kingdom Viking Luau Party Mistress Jessa d'Avondale West Kingdom Viking Luau Party.
08-08
07:00
1.0 South Battlefield Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-08
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-08
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the 5 sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-08
08:00
2.0 Thunder Bird Atlatl (Thunder Bird Atlatl Booth #101) How to Make an Atlatl Dart Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson How to make an atlatl dart from start to cast. Limit of four students participating in each class.
08-08
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Morning Session Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth Fighting lists open.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A discussion of the nature of period pigments, problems/solutions mixing them with binders, and using them to illuminate. This class is discussion but a studio practicum is being offered at the same time. Please feel free to bring your own brushes and preferred paper but I will have brushes and some pre-printed blanks on card stock and some scrap perg to play with. Sample palettes $15 and $20, optional and limited quantities.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Advanced Color Theory Workshop Lady Aziza al Shiraziyya Experiment with modern and period color theory through the creation of value scales and a still life painting. Materials provided, or bring your own! You do not have to attend the beginner's class to attend the advanced class. Period color theory methods are based on Cennini's Il Libro Dell' Arte ("The Craftsman's Handbook"), a 15th-century Florentine treatise on artistic practice, and other in-period sources.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 French Openwork (Bilingual Class: French, English) Baroness Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an This will be an hands-on class. We will learn the difference between the Richelieu, Renaissance and Colbert embroidery. They are all French white openwork. Students will learn the basics stitches. We'll be working on a small project.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Beginning Irish Language for SCAdians Lady Líadan Liathán Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 Aphrodisiacs: Food and Drink to Delight the Senses Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Brief presentation on period and locale-based aphrodisiacs followed by hands-on preparation of samples to take. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss, that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be a pamphlet of recipes. (I promise!) Possible allergens include dairy, tree nuts, gluten, several types of flowers. Please dress for mess, bring a cutting board, hand towel, paring knife, and a container to take your samples.
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1.0 A&S 5 Spin like a Viking Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Lecture (2/3rds of class time) on various archaeological finds include a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, and Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-13th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type). Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Balancing whorls to tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students may be able to spin wool (limited amount provided) on these re-creations in class. Students in hands-on section of class can either purchase a distaff, spindle and wool kit, bring their own spindles and distaves, or ask for a loaner kit. Note: Students do not have to participate in kit purchases, and are welcome to simply observe. Also note that kits are "student grade'". I have some YouTube videos on Viking and medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! https://bit.ly/2EMVhKD, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
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1.0 A&S 6 Drawing Medieval Monsters from Period Manuscripts Youth University [YouthU 10+] So many wee beasties roam the pages of our favorite illuminations. Let's learn about some of them, and capture them together with pen and ink, or color them in with paint or crayons. Two different projects available to fit age and ability.
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1.0 A&S 7 A Family of Remarkable Women Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Everyone knows that Eleanor of Aquitaine was an amazing woman, but what shaped her personality, and what was it like to be raised by her? We will examine the women of her family, starting with her scandalous grandmother and going on to see what became of her many daughters.
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1.0 A&S 8 PPF: Kariginu Over-robes Thl Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie A Japanese kariginu is a slightly formal, upper-body over-garment similar in function to a European robe. It is lined, and usually made from silk brocade. The fabric can be fancy and colorful, or plain and black, depending on your fashion sense and formality. It is appropriate for shopping in the market, or visiting other nobles.This garment is basically the same from the Heian period until modern times. The kariginu has sleeve lacing and a neck cord, so it is a wonderful way to show off kumihimo braids. Learn to make this garment and its embellishments by viewing photos, studying finished garments, and reviewing cutting and sewing patterns.
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1.0 A&S 11 Nalbinding: The Asle Mitten Stitch Mistress Jorunn Steinabrjotr The Asle Mitten stitch comes from a mitten found in a fort on an island near Sweden. It was dated to approximately 1530 by carbon dating. The stitch makes a fabric that is three layers thick, and almost windproof. It may be the stitch used in "Swedish Mittens" mentioned in period sources. The stitch is one of the most complex used in nalbinding. Only students who know basic nalbinding should attend; if you would just like to see it, please talk to the instructor after class.
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1.0 A&S 12 Are You a Submissive Griselda? Lady Kathryn de Wrytar Discussion to cover the story of Griselda and Walter found in The Good Wife's Guide (le Menagier de Paris) that will address the aspects of submission and expectations of a wife during the 14th century.
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1.5 A&S 13 Using Every Part of Your Food Mistress Marsi of Hadley Cooks and other food enthusiasts are invited to come and discuss how we can cook from whole foods with minimal waste. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, grains, dairy, and animal sources.
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2.0 A&S 14 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
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1.0 A&S 15 Medieval Genealogy Roundtable Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class is for those individuals with prior genealogy experience and will foster an exchange of information regarding new sources, techniques and avenues for researching family origins back into the medieval period.
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2.0 A&S 16 Rob Peter to Feed Paul: More Feast for Less Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to plan and produce a fabulous, reasonably historic feast on the cheap. A king's dinner on village headman's budget is not only possible, it's fun! Learn how to waste less and serve more without going crazy.
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1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the basics of atlatl safety: how to hold the atlatl, load a dart, and throw the dart.
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1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Italian Chaos Thl Wilhelm Larrson This is a chance to learn very simple dance steps that are all one needs to know to do a dance. They can be as simple or as complicated as the dancers desire. Knowing these allow the students to dance at balls and are starting points to learn other dances. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
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1.0 Games Tent Game of the Goose Lord István Nyiregyhazi Period game in the style of Chutes and Ladders. The game is purely deterministic (dice-based) so it is suitable for children, but for adults it is often played with stakes to make repeated play more interesting. We will review the rules and then play through a game, dice willing.
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5.0 Green List Baronial Armored Champions' Tournament Mistress Kasha Alekseeva A day to celebrate the Baronial Combat Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 46 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial Armored champions. Setup at 8:00-9:00 am; tournament at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
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4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part B Thl Kai SaerPren Two half-days, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Harp Accompaniment: Concepts and Techniques Mistress Signy Dimmridaela Introduction to creating harp accompaniment to medieval and Renaissance vocal and instrumental melodies. Discussion and demonstration of techniques and concepts such as open chords, substitute and inverted chords, counter-melodies, passing notes, drones, modes, and rhythm. Handout includes notes, notated examples, resources, and bibliography. Harpers should arrive with harps tuned in C. Limit 8 harps; auditors welcome.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
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4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
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5.0 Red List Baronial Armored Champions' Tournament Mistress Kasha Alekseeva A day to celebrate the Baronial Combat Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 46 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial Armored champions. Setup at 8:00-9:00 am; tournament at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
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1.5 RS1 Interpreting Your Passions Lady Layla alZarqa Connect with an audience and share your passions in a memorable and impactful way by learning the basic principals of interpretation. How to engage your audience, prepare teaching materials, and conduct effective teaching sessions.
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2.5 RS2 Meaningful Steps: Creating Your Own Pilgrimage Mistress Helen of Greyfells Love to walk/hike? Love to wear your SCA kit? Learn to combine these things for a meaningful trip there and back again in your own area. Topics include what to wear, what to eat, what to bring and how to bring it with you. Discussion of how you might pick a route, mapping, and preparation. Some discussion of Pilgrimage in period, but this class focuses on the physical activity, not the religious aspects of the journey. This class was born from a year-long study project by the teacher who is far from being a "perfect physical specimen". If I could lug my 300 pounds of size 24 over 70 miles in 8 days, perhaps you can too!
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8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Master Scheduler 1 War Point. Format: 4 passes (all at once or over multiple days); any member of the populace may participate. Description: Each pass consists of 3 targets (axe, knife, and spear). 2 weapons at each target.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Throwing Tournament for the Physically Challenged Thrown Weapons Staff Tournament for throwers with physical challenges or disabilities.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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3.0 West Battlefield Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tournament Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn Sign-in table opens at 8 am. Roses, Diamonds, Edelweiss, etc., are welcome to be a part of the tourney as are all sitting Queens and Princesses, both Heirs and Territorials who are not yet members of the Orders. Each Rose will sponsor one unbelted heavy fighter and one non-MOD\White Scarf (or WS equivalent) duellist. We have chosen to include the WS\Ogre\etc. in with the MOD for this year and possibly next. Please contact me if you have any further questions on the topic. The tourney will be run in a Bedford points-style to maximize the number of bouts for the fighters. The tourney will be run to Atlantian/Eastern standards.
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09:30
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Qigong and Taiji Flow Jie Kui Lin Qigong and taiji exercises have been used for health and well-being in China for many centuries. This class will include many ancient moves that will help you get ready for your day at Pennsic, whether it’s going to war, battling the vendors, or just relaxing in camp. This is a follow along qigong-style set to music. No experience or special abilities required; just come and enjoy the movement. This is part 3 of a 3-part series on qigong.
08-08
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2.0 Æthelmearc Royal (N04) Known World Chatelaines' Meeting Baroness Rois Ofayh A meeting for all (past and present) local, regional, kingdom or Society Chatelaines to share stories, ideas and strategies. Light refreshments provided.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fools' School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fools' School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater, Wednesday, 8/8, 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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6.0 Archery Archery Champions' Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Archery Champions will shoot as a team for War Points.
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7.0 Artisan's Row A Leatherwork Creation Various Coordinators Leather was a primary material in the Middle Ages for everything from clothing to household objects. We'll show how these things were constructed.
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7.0 Artisan's Row B Leatherwork Embellishment Various Coordinators While leather on its own is quite beautiful, medieval craftsman found many ways to embellish their work.
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1.0 A&S 5 Bring Out Your Socks! Lady Thea de Nes Love socks? Want to meet other people who love making socks? Join us and show off what you have been working on - all kinds of socks welcome. Check out the Known World Sock Guild on Ravelry for inspiration.
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2.0 A&S 6 Intro to Embroidery: Felt Finger Puppets Baroness Marieta Charay [YouthU] Learn how to make and decorate wool felt finger puppets using embroidery stitches. Come with your own ideas or use one of the samples that we have to inspire your creation; leave with at least one finger puppet. Recommended for 10+.
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1.0 A&S 8 Foundations of Patchwork Lady Mærhild æt Anstige Learn the basics of foundation patchwork piecing (also know as English paper piecing). This technique allows the artist to make very small and precise patchwork blocks. An example of this is the Impruneta cushion.
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1.0 A&S 9 Pulling the Teeth Out of Stage Fright Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza The vast majority of us experience some level of stage fright or performance anxiety, whether it's in a bardic space, or the CEO's office. We'll pin down this ugly-muggly monster, dissect some of the elements of anxiety, wrestle our most common buggaboos into the daylight, and practice some spook-busting techniques. Focused on Bardic Arts, but applicable to all performances.
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1.0 A&S 10 Rags to Riches: Making Rag Paper Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun There will be a demonstration portion as well as a student make-'n-take activity making linen rag paper.
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1.5 A&S 11 So You Want to Be a Pirate in the SCA Lord Commodore Aleister Corum Commodore Aleister Corum leads you on a new take of an old theme, where we'll discuss the do's and do-not's of Piracy, not only at Pennsic, but throughout your SCAdian career. Some light-hearted dialogue and visual references help us guide you in creating and presenting a proper or at least acceptable persona. This might just help you in staying under that King's radar, or prevent an unnecessary apprehension by the Queen's pesky guards. Starting off with some light lecture, the class then opens to an open discussion wherein we discuss what works and what doesn't work in the eyes of the populace, and maybe even some light planning of conquests and raids. With over 20 years of SCAdian Pirate experience, I hope you'll join us in plotting a course for years to come.
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10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Islamic History Lord Chengir abu ben Said The history of Islam told as a story. Tales of the Prophet, his companions, the Caliphs, their Wazirs and wives from the point of view of a 12th-century persona. Topics will include politics and events of the period and data in regards to its interpretation.
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2.0 A&S 15 Beginner Knitting Thl Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
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2.0 Bog U Viking Wire Weave Basics Lady Sorcha Inghean Ui Choinin Viking wire weave is a period-correct art form that is fun, easy and inexpensive. Also known as trichinopoly or Viking Knitting, there is archaeological evidence for wire chains constructed using “circular plaiting” in Viking burials and treasure hoards dating as early as the 8th century to as late as the 12th century. Come learn with the Mistress of Wire herself! You will learn how to make a "sextapus" to hold your chain in place, a basic 6-loop pattern, draw plate techniques, and how to finish the ends to add a clasp.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary with No Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova Canary dance structure, basic steps and combinations, and making your solos. Improvised does not mean unrehearsed!
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3.0 Great Hall Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête XXI Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde Pray attend, good gentles all. King Dietrich and Queen Una, 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 XLVII. The Fête will take place in The Great Hall on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 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 issues. 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. If you would like to help with the Known World Children's Fête at Pennsic, please take a few moments to give us your information. https://goo.gl/forms/eHd3aa4eGmIXjCIO2 Thank you for your willingness to serve.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Qigong and Tai Chi Easy Eithne Kavanagh Qigong, an ancient Chinese art form, combines gentle stretches with mindful awarenes. Tai Chi Easy teaches five easy standing or walking forms.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Children's Choir Rehearsal Mistress Deonna von Aachen The Pennsic Children's Choir is an open choir for any children ages 4-11 who enjoy singing. They rehearse for one hour each day and perform at the Knowne World Choir concert on Thursday 8/9/18. The director of the Pennsic Children's Choir this year is Mistress Deonna von Aachen.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 East Kingdom Rapier Tournament Lord Melchior Kriebel Join us for the East Kingdom Pennsic Rapier Tournament! Tournament plan will be a round-robin followed by a double-elimination. Efforts will be made to balance out round-robins. Come show your skill as this tournament returns to the fold. Tournament is open to all qualified fencers from all kingdoms.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Armor-as-Worn Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia Harnischfecten (fighting in armor) point-based cut-and-thrust tournament where the armor you're wearing matters! Armor is not required to participate, as unarmored fighters have been able to do quite well in past armor-as-worn tournaments. - No restrictions on weapons, armor, or shield size, as long as it is legal for SCA Cut-and-Thrust combat. - Armor will be judged as if the swords were sharp and blows were struck with the full intent of harming an enemy. - In general, steel plates are proof against cuts and thrusts; mail or other flexible armor is proof against most cuts, but participants are encouraged to judge every blow on a case-by-case basis. For further discussion of how armor affects the outcome, please join the "SCA Armor-as-Worn C&T" Facebook group. - Armor must be made of period materials to be considered. Plastic, aluminum, perforated sheet metal, modern butcher mail (or "shark mail"), and modern fencing masks will not count as armor, though may be worn for your safety. - "Hit 'em Harder" is never acceptable! You will be warned only once. This tournament is part of the Cut-and-Thrust Triathlon, though you are not required to participate in any other tournaments.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-08
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Throwing Shade: Shading Techniques in Illumination Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun Discussion with examples of shading techniques used in various styles of illumination with some practical experience.
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1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
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1.0 A&S 1 On Being a Pilgrim Mistress Orlaith Ballach Inghen Flainn A discussion about walking The Camino de Santiago in garb.
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1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry for Non-Heralds Lady Melodia Beaupel Thinking of submitting a name or device? Come get a quick and dirty overview of what to expect and how to understand what a herald is saying. There will be time for private consultations if desired.
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1.0 A&S 3 Untangling Twist Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Are you getting started with spinning and there's just this thing you don't get? Have you been spinning for years and you would like a few more pointers? Do you have a tool (spindle, wheel) that's driving you bonkers? Are you trying out a different fiber and getting tangled up? Come hang out with a spinster and work through your current spinning questions. Work through an issue, or just hang out with people who like to talk fiber. I've been spinning for over 30 years. I can't promise to solve all your problems, but we should be able to work through a couple.
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1.0 A&S 4 The Arrow's Flight Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand How your view of the target and the way the arrow flies affects your aim. How to "tune" your arrows, and what arrows are best for your bow. Why do they say "buy the bow first"? The terms "spine" and "weight" will be discussed, as well as how the size of fletch affects the arrow's flight.
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1.0 A&S 5 16th-Century Western Erotica Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, is a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. We will examine images from this work and others that explore sexual art for its own sake. There are handouts available. Because of the nature of the class, no one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 7 How Not to Make a Gothic Fitted Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making this popular dress, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
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2.0 A&S 10 Brew Like a Viking: All Natural Mead Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store-bought additives, including yeast. A plethora of medieval mead recipes will be shared, and the 14th-century Curye on Inglysch recipes no. 9 and 10 will be discussed in detail. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
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1.0 A&S 13 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
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2.0 A&S 14 V&A Study Room: See the Embroideries Lady Mariot Carllein See photos of over 100 period embroideries from the Victoria and Albert Textile Study Room. Due to low light conditions, color values are not always great, but the stitches can be seen in many of the close-ups. The handout lists each, with access codes and background information, for easy internet access back home.
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1.0 A&S 19 Finding Your Medieval Self Thl Valentine Blake So you’ve been to a few SCA events. You have the beginnings of a persona. Perhaps you’ve moved from a loaner t-tunic to garb more specific to your place and time. Now what?! This is a discussion-based class that focuses on how to embody your specific persona as opposed to a “generic medieval person”. We’ll talk about the questions you should ask yourself to develop your persona and how to reflect that in your garb, accessories, and many other aspects of SCA life. Time permitting, we’ll also talk about tips to finding your “niche” within the society in order to enrich your SCA experience.
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1.0 Dance Tent Hey! English-Style Dance Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl Want to master the hey? Here's your chance. Dances may include Grimstock, Picking up Sticks, Hit and Miss, or others.
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11:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Care and Feeding Your Cast Iron Gothrum Care and upkeep of cast iron.
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1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent An Introduction to the Egyptian Raqs Al Asaya Mistress Farasha Joralemon The earthy and playful Raqs Al Asaya (cane dance) is a distinctive folkloric dance from the Said (southern) region of Egypt. In this beginner-level class, we'll explore twirling, balancing and framing techniques with the assaya/cane as well as the bouncy footwork associated with Saidi dance. We’ll learn combinations and a short choreography (if time permits). Bring your Egyptian cane if you have one; we’ll have a few canes to borrow for the class.
08-08
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1.0 Paisley Peacock Body Arts Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond Thl Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Please Bring Chairs. Learn how to use period dye techniques and materials to make your hair red, black, brown, or just shinier, healthier, and longer than ever. We'll focus on henna but explore other herbs to color and protect hair naturally without dangerous chemicals. Some supplies will be available at the class.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided as part of the class fee.
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12:00
8.0 Æthelmearc 1 Parchment-Making Workshops Master Biau-douz de la Mere (Beau) This workshop covers all of the major preparatory steps of making usable parchment over the span of 10 days. This will include repeated steps of most of the processes in order to try and render up to 12 hides during the entire War. Day 1 instruction will have us prepping hides for lime bath, starting lime baths, and stretching four prepared hides on the stretcher frames (to include scraping).
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 But ... I Can't Draw! (or Paint!) Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A quick, easy practicum in tracing methods and painting/shading techniques, both period and modern. No handout. Fee for consumables.
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1.5 Amphitheater Speak the Speech: Acting Shakespearean Drama Lord Orlando Sforza Tongue-tied by "thees"and "thous?" Learn to master the "whys" and "wherefores" of Elizabethan drama the way Shakespeare wanted it done. Scenes will be played so that the groundlings will weep and cheer.
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1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners II Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp. This class will address using both hands at once. Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position and work on finger independence, going over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed. This is the second in a sequence of two classes. Class is aimed at nylon-strung harps; wire-strung are welcome but I can't teach wire-strung style, though I will try to point you at people who can.
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1.0 A&S 1 SCA Accessibility Lady Elisabeta Fischer A discussion on ways to make your event more accessible to those who are differently abled.
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1.0 A&S 2 Ancient Roman Hairstyles Thl Isabelle de Calais We will discuss and practice some simple Imperial Roman hair styles and how you can achieve the look.
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1.0 A&S 3 Oy Vey! Researching Jewish Topics Mistress Judith bas Rabbi Mendel Are you thinking about doing research on a Jewish topic and don't know where to start? Have you been struggling to find for information about medieval Jewish life? Join us in a discussion of doing research on Jewish topics. We'll be covering some basic sources, how to hunt online for medieval Jewish information, deciphering what you find, and doing research in English and in Hebrew.
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1.0 A&S 4 Empty Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder In order to give some loud classes their necessary space, a tent is left empty next to them. This is that tent.
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1.0 A&S 5 How to Host Arts and Sciences Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed Tips and tricks for hosting a weekly Arts and Sciences evening in your local group. We will talk about what the host and group needs to provide. We will talk about different topics and ways of doing the evening class. This class will be a moderated roundtable. The instructor has been hosting a weekly A&S meeting for over 15 years and would like other groups to enjoy the arts as much as she has.
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1.0 A&S 6 Youth: Fiber Petting Zoo Mistress Emengar la fileresse [YouthU] 10+ Welcome to a tactile experience! We will examine fleece and fiber from a number of different breeds of sheep and other fiber animals. We will discuss their properties and how they contribute to use. This is a "please touch" class.
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1.0 A&S 7 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Thl Arias Beltran del Valle Reaching people who are interested in the SCA can be difficult; reaching a large number at once even more so. In this class, Æthelmearc Media Liaison and broadcast journalist THL Arias Beltran del Valle discusses how to reach out to modern media and share activities and events with them, while also adhering to Society media policies. Includes what to do (and not to do!) when the media arrives at an event. Included in the discussion will be suggestions on how to make an event more interesting to news outlets. We'll touch on rights given to the reporters and to participants. We'll also discuss who should be involved in preparations for meeting the media at an event, and how to present the best face for your group!
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1.0 A&S 8 Mounted Hunting: Riding to Hounds in Period Lord Bregowine of Horseheath Students will explore the history of mounted hunting through the ages and its influence on society and culture.
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1.0 A&S 9 Research for Bards and Performers Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont Develop a unique repertoire from period and traditional sources. Includes tips for finding out whether that supposedly period piece is period after all. Learn to use terms that will help you drastically cut down hits on your web searches. Intermediate class.
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1.0 A&S 11 Forging Clay Lord Donato Favro An introduction to blacksmithing techniques in a more forgiving material.
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2.0 A&S 12 Busking: Taking it to the Street Dr Henry Best Performers: There’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, we’ll reveal all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the street entertainer.
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1.0 A&S 13 Dracula: Mad Ruler or Serial Killer Lady Rowena Macara Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, Son of Sam, Jeffry Dalmer: All of these men are well-known serial killers. If Dracula had lived in our time, would he be included in this list of famous serial killers? This class will examine his personality traits and actions with an intent to answer this question.
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1.0 A&S 15 Goldhaube: A 16th-Century Saxon Hair Covering Baroness Helena Mützhasen Learn about the fashionable hair covering for your early sixteenth-century German Saxon dress (a.k.a. "Cranach Dresses").
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1.0 Bog U From One to Twenty: A History of the Known World Lord Kumata Kurō Ie’naga An overview of the twenty kingdoms of the SCA, where they came from, what kingdom each came from, and when.
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2.0 Casa Bardicci Advanced 15th-Century Dance: Fia Guilemina a Due Countess Judith de Northumbria Based on a popular period song, this beautiful 15th-century dance tells an elegant story of courtship, flirtation and passion. Dancers should already be comfortable with 15th-century doppii, riprese, saltarelli, and continenze.
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3.0 Clanne Preachain (E-23) Early Period Arts and Sciences Day in Preachain Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan Clanne Preachain's 26th Early Period Arts and Sciences Day is a celebration of the arts and traditions of the cultures that existed prior to 1000 AD. Come join us for classes and demonstrations, or just bring a project to work on.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Thl Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then practice some simple English Country Dances.
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2.0 Green List Knowne World Baronial Rapier Champions Tourney Lord Sugawara no Tokihira A day to celebrate the Baronial Rapier Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 47 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all baronial adult and youth rapier champions.
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1.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167 ) Tibetan Thankga (Scroll) Painting Zenigata Toshiko Introduction to the history of this unique Tibetan art form: how they were made, what they mean, and how they are produced today. Instructor is a student of modern thangka master Samten Dakpa. Handout will include examples of beginner drawing graphs and resources for further study.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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2.0 Main Battlefield Siege/CA Battle Master Scheduler (Muster 11:30 am) 4 points total. CA Only Battle - 1 Point Time: Combat continues for 15 minutes, at which time the side holding the most buildings is declared the winner. Holds: All holds are local. Clock runs during any hold except medical. No time checks are given. Field: 120 yards x 120 yards. Buildings are 30’ x 30’. Fighters consist of authorized combat archers and no more than 30 shield men per side. There will be 5 buildings on the field, with 2 doorways (5’ openings) each. Scenario: The two sides will defend and hold the buildings until the clock runs out or last man standing. In addition to bolts and arrows, any fighter may use SCA-legal heavy thrown weapons for throwing only. Please allow time prior to the first battle for inspection of anything that may require discussion. Movement: The buildings on the field are solid. You may not fire through walls. Archers must remember the clear the bow rule at all times. Thrown weapons also require clearing the hand. Victory condition: Control of building is described as a minimum of three fighters from either side occupying the building. If there are multiple numbers of fighters from both sides, the side with the highest count controls the building. Starting state: Fighters must start by touching resurrection point on their own side. Resurrection: This battle allows a maximum of 3 resurrections for all combatants. Gleaning: Tube ammo and thrown weapons may be gleaned and field inspected. Siege/CA Combined Battle - 1 Point Time: Combat continues for 15 minutes, at which time the side holding the most buildings is declared the winner. Holds: All holds are local. Clock runs during any hold except medical. No time checks are given. Field: 120 yards x 120 yards. Buildings are 30’ x 30’. Fighters consist of authorized combat archers, siege engineers, and no more than 30 shields per side. There will be 5 buildings on the field, with 2 doorways (5’ openings) each. Siege engines may not pass the forward line (15 yards off the center) or the back line (edge of the world). Scenario: The two sides will defend and hold the buildings until the clock runs out or last man standing. In addition to bolts and arrows, any fighter may use SCA-legal heavy thrown weapons for throwing only. Please allow time prior to the first battle for inspection of anything that may require discussion. Only siege fire disables siege engines. Three hits by a siege object will destroy a ballista, six hits destroy a trebuchet. Crews should call out one, two, three… when their siege engine is hit. Movement: The buildings on the field are solid. Archers and thrown weapons may not fire through walls. Archers must remember the clear the bow rule at all times. Thrown weapons also require clearing the hand. Siege fire hits through walls. Victory condition: Control of building is described as a minimum of three fighters from either side occupying the building. If there are multiple numbers of fighters from both sides, the side with the highest count controls the building. Starting state: Fighters must start by touching resurrection point on their own side. Engines may be positioned within the forward line (15 yards off the center) and the back line (edge of the world), but crews will begin at the resurrection point. Resurrection: This battle allows a maximum of 3 resurrections for all combatants. Engines that fall below the minimum crew requirements are considered dead and must be made safe and/or removed from the field. The minimum crew limit is 2 engineers for any Class B engine, 3 engineers for any Class A engine. Gleaning: Tube ammo and thrown weapons may be gleaned and field inspected. Siege Only Battle - No shields or pavises - 1 Point Time: Combat continues until a side eliminates all engines and targets or 20 minutes, whichever comes first. Holds: All holds are local. Clock runs during any hold except medical. No time checks are given. Field: 120 yards x 120 yards. Crews may not pass the forward line (15 yards off the center) or the back line (edge of the world). Targets will be placed by the Siege Marshal in Charge 30 yards off of the center line. Engines and crews must maintain a 5-foot radius from the target. Scenario: The opposing sides will attempt to take each other’s engines and targets out with siege fire. The two sides will have a number of targets equal to the number of engines on their side. For example: if Side A fields 9 engines, and Side B fields 7 engines, the marshal will place 9 targets on Side B’s 30 yard line that Side A will attempt to eliminate in addition to the opponent’s engines and 7 targets on Side A’s 30 yard line that Side B will attempt to eliminate in addition to the opponent’s engines. Movement: Engines may move and reposition during combat in attempts to evade hits. There will be both a forward line beyond which engines may not advance, and a back line beyond which they may not retreat, unless destroyed. The buildings on the field are combat obstacles and do not interfere with firing. Engines may not be fired while being moved or while in motion, and may only be moved a 'safe' condition (i.e. not ready to fire, or cocked). Victory condition: Numerical engine and target superiority of one side remaining at 20 mins. Each target must be struck by one siege round to be eliminated. Three hits by a siege object will destroy a ballista, six hits destroy a trebuchet. Crews should call out one, two, three… when their siege engine is hit. If the sides (engine and target total) are equal at the end of 20 mins there is a shootout: The first engine or target hit scored by any engine wins the battle for that side. Starting state: Siege crews must start behind the back line on the field and may get a running start to their engine. Their engine must be in a "safe" condition and may not be ready to fire, or cocked. No resurrection: This is a single life only battle for all combatants. Siege crew members may be struck by siege ammo and are dead. Incoming shots cannot be intentionally blocked by the engine crews. If so, the crew person is dead. Once the battle starts, crews cannot switch engines. When their engine is destroyed, the crew is dead. When the crew falls below the minimum necessary to operate the engine, the engine and remaining crew members are dead. The minimum crew limit is 2 engineers for any Class B engine, 3 engineers for any Class A engine. Gleaning: Siege ammo may be gleaned by engine crews and field inspected prior to re-firing. Final Siege/CA Scenario - 1 Point No Time Limit Field - House (30’ x 30’) is the target. Score based on number of rounds dropped by each side into a house. Trebuchets may set up no closer than 40 yards away from the house. Arbalists and other direct fire engines may set up no closer that 60 yards from the house. Combat Archers may set up as follows: Light bows set up at 30’, heavy bows set up at 40’. Crews and archers may move no closer than their minimum distance, but may re-position to improve their accuracy in between shots. Engines may only move in a “safe” position (not cocked). Scenario - Each side will fire 21 rounds - siege or combat archery. Each side will determine independently who will fire the rounds. A mix of seven siege crews and archers will take turns firing three shots each until 21 have been fired. Victory condition - Highest combined number of rounds that fall inside the hay bales wins. Rounds that are partially in will only be counted if more than half of the length of the round falls inside the hay bale. Rounds that land in and bounce out will count. Rounds that land out and bounce in do not count. The CA and Siege Marshals in charge will keep the official count. If the count is even when all rounds have been fired, Sudden Death rules will be enacted - first shot in the target will win the War Point. First shot in Sudden Death will be determined by coin flip.
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8.0 Okewode Hall, Gode Erthe Pottes (160) Medieval Pottery Kiln Firing Master Simon de Okewode We will load and fire the kiln built earlier with pottery made on site or brought dry. Partial attendance OK. Make pots or tiles to fire here - a real Pennsic souvenir!
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Choir Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini Do you like to sing? Come learn period music in a period style. Rehearsals are daily from 12-2 in the PARC. Concert is Thursday 8/9 at 6:00 pm. Music is available on the Known World Choir Website. Pre-registration is requested although not required. All voice parts are welcome. This choir is adults only; however, there are other choirs for teens and children. The music for this year is all about battles and war!! While reading music is helpful it's not necessary. Practice tracks will be available on the choir's website in May. Please bring a 1" black folder for your music and a pencil.
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2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney Thl Don Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with less than three years from their first rapier authorization, who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for rapier prowess, and who has never won a rapier tourney at a published SCA event. The tourney will be run as a multiple-bearpit tourney. Prizes will be awarded. Note: This tournament will take place on the main rapier field
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2.0 Red List Knowne World Baronial Rapier Champions Tourney Lord Sugawara no Tokihira A day to celebrate the Baronial Rapier Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 47 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all baronial adult and youth rapier champions.
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2.0 RS1 Fingerloop Medallion Cords Lady Henna Sinclair I'll teach you three-bowe round and four-bowe spiral cords. When made with fine enough yarns, they are handy award medallion, or Pennsic medallion cords. Or book marks, or largesse, or tokens. I'll have some yarn available, but feel free to bring along your own yarn, in your own colors. I find that 10/2 weaving cotton yarn is perfect for the application. You'd want three two-yard lengths in any colors for the first cord, and four two-yard lengths (two strands of two colors). There are several merchants on site that carry weaving cottons.
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4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Champions Master Scheduler 1 War Point Format: 12 vs 12 teams. Description: Competition consists of several challenging targets utilizing axe, knife, and spear. Timing: 12 pm until complete. Passes: Single pass of 6 weapons at each of 6 – 8 targets. Distances will vary.
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1.0 Touch The Earth Middle Eastern and Balkan Circle Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's have fun circle drumming with Kazuki (Lady Zakiyyah). We will create songs, using Near-Eastern rhythms as base - well, most of the time - and play around them. Open to all levels. Bring any type of drums. Kids are welcome, but please bring your grownups.
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1.0 University-Battlefield Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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2.0 White List Heavy Weapons Greybeard Tournament Mistress Jenna MacPherson Open to heavy weapons authorized fighters age 50 years and above. An over 60's division may be formed this year as attendance demands. Format is pooled round robin but may vary based on number of entrants. List sign-in begins at 12:30.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Left-Handed Calligraphy Thl Padraig O'Branduibh A hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
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1.0 A&S 1 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive, Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it is a versatile stitch that was used in colorful embroideries. It goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch. In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect. We will look at photos of a wide variety of extant examples. Then, those new to the stitch will learn to do the stitch.
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1.5 A&S 3 Not Baked: Early Foods from Grain Master Galefridus Peregrinus What were the first foods made from grain and how were they prepared? We’ll be looking at the early history of grain processing and milling, what it took to prepare the oldest kinds of grain for milling, how grain was ground, and the porridges and other crushed grain dishes that were common before bread.
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1.5 A&S 4 Frying Pan Breads and Pastries Master Cariadoc A demonstration of a period flatbread recipes and two period pastry recipes, all of which can be made in a frying pan over your campfire. The flatbread is 10th-century Middle Eastern; the pastries are both 13th-century Andalusian. The class will be taught in persona.
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1.0 A&S 5 Russian Folk Demonology Luceta Di Cosimo The most common characters of Russian folk demonology, including household and nature spirits, diseases, werewolves, mermaids and the undead, none of them particularly nice.
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2.0 A&S 7 PPF: Making Japanese Sedge Hats Lady Oribe Tsukime Learn the techniques used to make Japanese sedge hats such as ichimegasa, sandogasa and choningasa. Participants will make a miniature hat. This class is in preparation for Æthelmearc’s 2020 Perfectly Period Feast: Choyo no Sekku (the Chrysanthemum Festival), an Enchanted Ground event set in Kyoto in the year 1590.
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1.0 A&S 9 My Guitar's Persona Is a Lute Lord Drake Oranwood How do you play authentic lute music if your instrument is a modern guitar? The good news is the instruments are very closely related. Learn how to tune and play your guitar as if it were a lute, how to interpret lute tablature, how to find authentic period composers, songs, and arrangements. The skills are highly transferable, and, while lute music has a different feel and sound, the rewards for your investment of time and effort are great. This is a one-hour lecture class. You are welcome to bring your guitar to experiment on, but because this is not a music lesson, it is not required. Suitable for all experience levels.
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1.0 A&S 10 How to Sharpen a Knife Master Nigellus leHaie A dull knife is dangerous and hard to use. With just a little of time, you can have a sharp knife that is ready to use. This class is for woodworkers, but is useful for any knife user. Warning! Very sharp knives should be involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 11 Performing Magic in The SCA Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie of T-Mory Yes, people performed magic in period without being hanged or burned! The powers that be (were?) left the performing "jugglers" alone (for the most part). Learn two magic tricks that were described in The Discoverie of Witchcraft, published in 1584 by Reginald Scott. Learning the mechanics is easy. So we'll also learn what makes magic "work," and more importantly, how to make it entertaining. That is what makes it a performing art.
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1.0 A&S 13 A Game of "Hide the Distaff": The Distaff Gospels Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with local women during their nightly spinning circle and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18.
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2.0 A&S 14 Bad Copyists and Translators -Artisan's Recipes Lord Aleksandr, Chymist How do you really make blue paint "starting with silver", resolving a 250-year-old argument! How to really work with Verdigris as a GOOD pigment and how to make it, 10 years of research comes to an end, a pre-publication special. If you are an artist, if you want to make things to help people make period artwork by supplying them with ingredients, if you have done it and have any ideas, results, experiences to share, show up!
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2.0 A&S 15 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
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1.5 A&S 16 Let's Build a Known World Bardic Book Lady Alys Treeby I would like to put together a SCA Bardic book in the style of Rise Up Singing, with lyrics and chord progressions. I am envisioning a downloadable PDF link that folks could download and get printed on their own. Want to help? Have ideas? Have a song or two to share? Know someone who does? LET'S DO THIS!!
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1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Single-Hip Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Single-Hip Return, one of the essential and most powerful offensive techniques of the Bellatrix method of fighting with sword and shield. It allows the fighter to use combinations, with full-force strikes on each count, instead of every other count. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
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1.0 Bog U Intro to the Hurdy Gurdy Gardner of Elygh An overview of this mysterious, marvelous instrument. Good for the Gurdy-Curious. If you have an instrument, bring it to share!
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1.0 Brandr Forge (#75) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson Come join us for a basic blacksmithing demo and some hands on practice. Learn how to bend metal to your will. Brandr Aronsson, will be making an "S"hook as part the demonstration.and will be providing instruction and some hands on experience . Booth #75 right next to the Cooper Market.
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1.0 Clanne Preachain (E-23) Early Period Garment Construction & Embellishment Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan We will discuss working with wool, linen, and silk fabrics as well as embroidery threads to make flattering, durable, early period garb. Lanea will discuss fabric preparation, options for seam finishing, reinforcing weak points, repairs, embroidery, period trims, and laundering, plus care for finished garments.
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1.0 Dance Tent Get Started Teaching Dance: Roundtable Lord Hakon Hrafnsson If you would like to get started teaching dance, this is the class for you! We'll be discussing and demonstrating resources for the new teacher. Considerations such as space needs, equipment, recordings, and sheet music will be discussed, along with running dance practices, demos, and balls. Some free handouts will be provided.
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1.0 Games Tent Tarot and other Card Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We'll review the card games previously taught, including tarot. You can practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
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1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) 5- and 7-Loop Fingerlooping Thl Zada Come try your hand out with 5 loops or 7 loops in fingerlooping. Several different braids can be made with the the same set up.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia! Lady Kaðlín Úlfrdóttir {Kathlin} Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
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1.0 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.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Longsword Tournament Lord Finan mac Bressail This will be a simple Cut-and-Thrust tournament, fought only with longswords. Format TBD, but will be based on the number of participants, with an eye towards getting everybody as many bouts as they'd like. There will be prizes!
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1.0 RS2 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report. A discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 7 of the Exchequer Handbook.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Basics of Flexible Weapons Fighting Kenneth Learn to fight with the techniques of the Filipino sarong, which can also be applied to other flexible items such as scarves or belts. Class will cover offensive and defensive techniques including blocks, traps and chokes. No martial arts experience or equipment required.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Drawing the Human Face Sigrid Schreiber How to draw the human face from any angle, in 3-D, using the classic canon of proportion used by the 15th-century masters, but with a method updated by some 20th-century masters.
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1.0 Amphitheater Vocal Projection and Presence Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont Getting more volume and better tone out of your vocal instrument, plus tips for being more commanding onstage. There will be breathing exercises, so please leave the corset at home unless you are accustomed to breathing around it. Children over 12 welcome, but please come with a guardian, as some of the training techniques require me to touch your midsection. Intermediate class.
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1.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Sewing Skills: Real Rolled Hems Mistress Lucrece de Montsoreau No need to cheat! Learn how to sew a real rolled hem! You'll wonder why you didn't do it before.
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1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry 100 Baron Yehuda ben Moshe An introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including becoming a herald, the organization of the SCA College of Arms, the submission process, and related topics.
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2.0 A&S 5 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
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1.0 A&S 6 Belt Pouch Make-and-Take Thl Elizabeth Silverloc Make a belt pouch to wear at events from a provided kit. If you have your own scissors, please bring them.
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1.0 A&S 9 Introduction to Modes Lord Dai Gerdwr Can't tell your Dorian from your Mixolydian? This class will use modern modes as an introduction to the concept and their use in scales and melodies.
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2.0 A&S 10 Coiled Baskets: History and Instruction Mistress Annora Hall The coiled basket represents the easiest form of basket construction requiring only a few tools to make it work: coiling material, a gauge to hold your material, and a way to secure your coils. Join me as we learn coiled basket construction and review its history, traditional materials, and uses.
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1.5 A&S 11 Medieval-Style Mustards Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces, as well as learning about medieval/Renaissance spices and ingredients.
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1.0 A&S 12 Viking Age Textile Tools Thl Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of textile tools found in Norse and neighboring sites. We will look at cards, combs, looms, loom weights, shears, shuttles, skein-winders, smoothing stones, spindles, and whorls from Birka, Coppergate, Dublin, Hedeby, Lund, Novgorod, Oseberg and Ribe.
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1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Teardrop Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Teardrop Return, one of the essential and most powerful offensive techniques of the Bellatrix method of fighting with sword and shield. It provides the fighter with the ability to use very rapid combinations of full-force strikes. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
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14:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Low, Slow, and Flirtatious: Gioliva Countess Judith de Northumbria Gioliva: a bassadanza tale of courtship and window-shopping. Footwork to be taught, historical-cultural tidbits added for flavor; intermediate.
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1.0 Dance Tent Processional Dances Lord Hakon Hrafnsson Three easy dances from the Inns of Court that work well as processionals to begin court or dance demos. Dances include Earl of Essex Measure, Lorayne Alman, and Queen's Alman.
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2.0 E10-Great Dark Horde camp, at Brewers Road and Chandlers Road (E10-Great Dark Horde camp, at Brewers Road and Chandlers Road) Aerial Yoga Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Aerial Yoga With Gav Kyran using silks. For the more advanced yoga student who wants to explore the freedom of being suspended. Will take place in E10-Great Dark Horde camp, at Brewers Road and Chandlers Road. Please dress for comfort and modesty. Limited to five.
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2.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Ladies' Persian Taj Headdress (Persian Diadem) Mistress Jadi Fatima Hats and headdresses are a crucial element of Persian medieval dress, and they are comfortable, beautiful and appropriate to a wide variety of climates. This class includes a brief overview of Persian hats, veils and headdresses for ladies and a hands-on workshop. This workshop includes a newly developed technique to streamline the sewing process. If you have a basic sewing kit, please bring it. Hand-sewing skills are useful, but not necessary. If you need a chair, please bring it. Each participant will make a taj headdress from a kit provided. Each participant will receive a kit that includes base, padding, cover material and ornament to create a unique headdress. The handout includes patterns so you can make more on your own.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing Like a Pilgrim Mistress Arianna Morgan Students will learn to sing songs sung by medieval pilgrims on their long and arduous journeys to a variety of holy shrines! Historical background will be provided. Music-reading skills are not required, but are helpful. Learning by rote is perfectly acceptable and period!
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2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Theater Expo Pennsic Performing Arts Come ye one and all to open-stage theater! All are welcome to bring a favorite sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in with the hosts the afternoon of the exhibition. Enjoy an afternoon in company with those who enjoy the Bard and his fellow playwrights! Meet others who enjoy period theater, some of the people who bring you the Known World Players productions, and a bit of Pennsic technical theater trivia!
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Atlantian 5-Man Rapier Melée Tourney Lord Cailin Cainindanna Five-person teams compete in a round robin format.
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1.0 RS1 A Bag of Traditional Tunes Mistress Signy Dimmridaela Bring your recorder, harp, fiddle, or other melody instrument and learn traditional tunes that we can't necessarily document to the SCA period, but which can fit in with the period atmosphere of SCA events. Instruction will be by ear, with sheet music provided at the end of class. Recording devices welcome.
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15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Introduction to Pysanky Lady Nichola Beese Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
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1.0 Amphitheater Troupes, Music, Dance: A Deep Dive into Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you ever wondered how Commedia dell'Arte influenced other performing arts of the Renaissance? Caroso, an Italian dance master, and other artisans, alluded to Commedia dell'Arte. This class will feature related research and roundtable discussion about Commedia dell'Arte in relation to other performing arts of the Renaissance. We will also discuss the ways Commedia dell'Arte troupes differ from traditional theater in many ways. This class will present research from Robert Henke's book, "Performance and Literature in Commedia dell'Arte" pertaining to the structure and practices of early commedia troupes. Students will discuss facets of commedia troupes, music and dance, per student interest. Come prepared to learn and discuss!
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1.5 A&S 1 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
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2.0 A&S 2 Irish Woman's Dilemma: What Do I Wear? Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc Many want to have an Irish persona because Ireland has a rich and interesting history, beautiful music and stories, and complex and interesting art. Yet, when I went to try and make my persona more historically accurate in dress, I found a dearth of concrete evidence and little research of the subject. I decided to find as many sources as I could, compile what I found, and try to present a reasonable approximation of what the Irish would have worn throughout our period. This class will give an overview from early to late period on what I believe a typical Irish woman would have worn, as well as provide a list of resources for you to explore on your own.
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2.0 A&S 3 Recounting History in Song Lady Cobflaith ingen Sitriucca We will look at some period examples of history told in song format, and then I will teach how to reduce your chosen historical subject into to a concise, entertaining piece (with a singalong hook, if you like). I have written a number of pieces this way, and will perform at least a couple of them and explain how I wrote them. Then, we will write! I will have sources to choose from, or you can bring your own. You can write alone or in a group, but the idea is that we all at least start our own pieces and share our progress, workshop-style. Bring paper and something to write with if you can!
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1.0 A&S 4 Lauzinaj: Possible Precursor to Baklava Master Cariadoc Lauzinaj was a period Islamic rolled sweet, sometimes claimed to be an ancestor of baklava. The class will include a description of the easy version, using thin flatbread as the wrapper, and a demonstration of my reconstruction of the hard way, making a very thin wrapper, said to be as thin as a grasshopper's wing, in a pan over the fire.
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1.0 A&S 6 Youth White Work for Scrolls (13-17) Michelina Boucher [TeenU 13-17] Learn white work techniques for scrolls. Materials provided. Up to 10 students.
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2.0 A&S 7 Drop Spinning 101 Baroness Catherine of deva Want to learn to drop spin or have had a hard time picking it up? Come and learn using a high whorl spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. Spindles can be purchased for $3.00.
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1.0 A&S 8 Give Us Your Hand... Smack! Lord Tempus Peregrinator An examination of the fine art of hand-kissing, its history and anatomy, instruction on how to kiss a hand and how to get your hand kissed or not, plus a few other good things to know about it. Just to help you have fun in these current Middle Ages.
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 3: All the World May Be a Stage Pennsic Performing Arts All the World May Be a Stage, But… There were a number of different venue-related topic suggestions this year: everything from how to schedule new acts on the Pennsic main stage (our new dean would really like some feedback on this), to how to prevent feast from becoming “hostage dinner theatre,” to finding performance opportunities in the real world. All of these questions involve where and when can a bard perform. They involve matters of venue and/or patronage. It may be time to visit the days of topics past and have a new discussion about how to find and/or create performance venue. Confirmed Panelists: Master Owen Alun
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2.0 A&S 12 Reconstructing Spiral Silver Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Reconstructing spiral silver posaments. Learn how to recreate several of the Birka posaments with a silver-colored spiral wire.
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1.25 A&S 13 Raag Malkauns: Haunting North Indian Music Bunty Singh Malkauns is one of the oldest melodic scales, or raags, in North Indian classical music. When played or sung well, it is said to quiet the earth and awaken its ghosts. We will learn this scale together, mixing mechanics with the mysticism. Along the journey, basic concepts of Indian rhythm and melody will be explored and broken down, and everyone will leave with a little extra alchemy in their repertoire.
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15:00
2.0 A&S 14 Courtesan Persona 101 Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This is an adults only class for those interested in portraying a courtesan persona in the SCA. People of all ages over 18 and all genders welcome. We will be discussing how to speak and act like an elite sex worker and how to handle a number of situations you might find yourself in while in persona at events. For a list of content warnings or any further information, please contact Ginevra at ginevrafiammettadisilvestri@gmail.com.
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1.0 A&S 15 Patterning and Making 14th-Century Padded Armor Thl Sarai Tindall Class will include examples of different types of padded armour and a how-to description on patterning and making your own padded armour.
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4.0 A&S 16 Make a Simple, Appliquéd 14th-Century-Style Pouch Mistress Muriel de Chimay We will go through a quick survey of 14th-century pouches/purses. We will also briefly discuss the late 14th-century appliquéd wall hanging of "Tristan and Iseult". Using this wall hanging as source material, you will appliqué and sew your own 14th-century-style pouch. There will be limited kits available: wool appliqué on wool purse (or linen appliqué on linen purse), pre-made DMC tassels, fingerlooped purse strings, small embroidery hoop, small scissors, needles and thread, including gold couching thread.
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1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Wraps Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Bellatrix version of the "wrap", which provides powerful wraps from various angles, while maintaining bio-mechanical safety. The class will touch on several techniques that appear to be a wrap until late in the swing. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing in the Villa: A 15th-Century Italian Ball Thl Conandil ingen Donngaile The beautiful Italian dances gifted to us by Domenico da Piacenza, Antonio Cornanzano, and Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro enjoyed in the Medici-inspired villa, accompanied by the talented musical ensemble, Musica Tramontana. Join us for this unique experience.
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1.0 Dance Tent 16th-Century Italian Dances: Negri Mistress Myfanwy ferch Eifion Learn three dances from Negri: La Gratie d'Amore, Lo Spagnoletto, La Bizzarria d'Amore, and Villanicco.
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15:00
2.0 East Battlefield Known World Squires' Tourney Duke Logan Ebonwoulfe Open only to those armoured fighters who are in fealty to a member of the SCA Order of the Chivalry.
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1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water 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.
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1.0 Games Tent Chess on Different Boards Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Chess had several variations during its history, including round and rectangular boards. We'll discuss Byzantine chess (circular board), oblong chess (16x4 board), and courier chess (12x8 with extra pieces).
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15:00
2.5 La Familia Gladiatoria (W14) The Turkish Bath Lady Nisaa Karahisari Pennsic is our vacation, so why not pamper ourselves? Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some beauty treatments and Turkish desserts. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper amulet.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Covers the basic movements that this lovely art form is based on, including drills! Intermediate and Advanced welcome. Kamiilah will add layers and make it harder for you!
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its third Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/9, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 9 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com
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15:00
1.0 RS1 The History of Clan Blue Feather Lord Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minority communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 29 years, what we're doing today, and what the future may hold.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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2.0 West Battlefield Battle of Hastings Master Olaf Haraldson The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and at our Hastings Battle, you will have the chance to rewrite history! The valor and skill of the warriors on each side will determine the outcome. Choose a side - defend the Saxons, or join attacking Norman forces - and use your strength of arms to help decide the day. This is a special rules melée. We've attempted to make this event a time for fighters to showcase their beautiful mid-period kits in an atmosphere recreating the feel of battles in the 11th century. Rules: 1) A combatant may count the first strike they receive against mail armor as light. 2) In general, any form of armor that is documentable to the Battle of Hastings period and region is acceptable. If you have specific questions, please ask via email: olafharaldson@gmail.com. 3) General rules: No exposed plastic (plastic gauntlets OK), no exposed duct tape, no exposed modern sports gear, no exposed modern logos, no blatantly modern footwear. 4) Helms: Spangen or conical construction preferred. No closed faced helms of any type, and no blatantly post-12th century helms. 5) Torso: Anything documentable to the period. Mail has an advantage, but a padded or even plain tunic is documentable as well. We are forbidding lamellar this year... if worn, it needs to be covered by your tunic. The intent of the battle is to highlight documentable Hastings-age kits. 6) Limb armor: Greaves and vambraces may be exposed, all other limb armor should be hidden. Spaulders must be covered if worn. Body armour should be under your maille or tunic. 7) Gauntlets: Any are acceptable (even plastic); this is a safety factor which supersedes historical practice. 8) Shields: Round or kite only. No later period designs (heater, etc.). 9) Weapons: Primary weapons should be spear, axe, great axe, sword, seax. Thrown weapons (javelins, axes) are OK. Combat archery OK. No weapons that are undocumentable to the place and time. 10) Force commanders require one extra mortal wound to kill. I will be needing a Harald and a William… if you are interested in playing either part, and have a kit you think is appropriate, email olafharaldson@gmail.com . 11) Tape is not used as a marker for sides; fighters will use battle cries to tell friend from foe. 12) Engagement is 360 degrees once "lay on" is called. Yes, this means you may be struck from behind. Victory Conditions: Best three of five battles. Victory is achieved either by destroying the enemy force, or by killing the enemy leader (routing the force he commands). Participants are asked to bring some small token as "loot"; the side losing three of five battles will give someone on the other side their "loot" token. This should not be an expensive item, but rather a token of victory on the field that day appropriate to your station.
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1.0 Æthelmearc Royal (Æthelmearc Royal) Known World Equestrian Meeting Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen The meeting will feature a discussion on new policies and techniques as well as a roundtable discussion of new trends around the Known World. Anyone who is interested in equestrian activities and arts is welcome to attend.
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16:00
3.0 Archery 6th 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. Qabak (bow and fluflu arrows provided). Full period RR shoot. Garb and archery kit must match for time period and culture, i.e., no Vikings shooting Yumis. Prizes for each bow type and a prize for Best Ensemble of garb and archery kit.
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1.0 A&S 4 Empty Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder In order to give some loud classes their necessary space, a tent is left empty next to them. This is that tent.
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0.25 A&S 5 Brewing and Experimental Archaeology Master Michael of Safita Lessons learned from experimental archaeology with wine and beer will be discussed and tasted. The discovery and excavation of a monastic winery at the archaeological site of Tell Tuneinir will be discussed including artifacts and inscriptions. Brewing examples with include a variety of herbed beers as well as wines (quince, herbed red wine, and mead). Brave adults (over 21) only.
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1.0 A&S 6 Not Beginner Fingerloop Braids Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne Have you mastered the easier braids? Looking to try some others? Come to this class to try complex and maybe two-person braids.
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2.0 A&S 8 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
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1.0 A&S 11 PPF: Perfectly Period Feast Chōyō no Sekku Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona Plans are underway for a fully immersive event set in Japan in the year 1590, to be held in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc in the fall of 2020. This session will provide an overview of the event: overall activities, feast, etc. Anyone interested in participating, either attending or as a staff member, is welcome to attend!
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16:00
2.0 A&S 13 Trans 101 for the SCA Lord Samson Muskovich As modern society becomes more open and accepting, transgender individuals are becoming more visible in their representation both in and out of the SCA. Please join us for a discussion about interacting with these members of the populace. Topics will include history, etiquette, basic definitions for the community, and an open forum for attendee questions.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 15 Teaching in the SCA Mistress Alicia Langland Nervous about teaching? Want to share what you know and feel good about it afterwards? Covers planning, preparation, presentation, problems, publicity, and "post-mortem". For those who would like to improve their classes, as well as those who have never taught but want to. Instructor has 30+ years of classroom experience.
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16:00
1.0 Bog U In Stitches: Blackwork Emmiken die Waeyer Blackwork is a form of counted-stitch embroidery usually made with simple black silk thread on a white or off-white background. In the 16th century, it was usually seen decorating cuffs and collars and caps of both men and women, adding an interesting decorative "pop". Frequently, patterns of fruit, flowers or grain were used, all created using simple stitches in interesting patterns. This hands-on class will start with a very brief overview of 16th-century blackwork embroidery followed by a hands-on tutorial of basic blackwork stitches to create a simple repeating design which may be used to decorate cuffs or collars of shirts or to simply relieve stress and keep hands busy.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances Without Dignity Lord Hermankyn Let's do some high energy dancing. These dances could be done slowly and stately - but not today: Petit Riens, Gathering Peascods, Montarde Bransle.
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1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
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16:00
1.0 Green List Impact of Gender on Rapier and Rattan Fighting Lady Nyvein Dyfnawal Learn how the social and physical differences (and similarities) between men and women affect their learning styles for SCA combat. Information about the social and mental impacts of gender roles and the physiological differences between the sexes will be discussed in the context of teaching SCA combat. This class is geared towards instructors of rapier, rattan, and archery, but fighters of all levels are welcome to attend. Examples will mostly be pulled from the rapier and rattan communities.
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16:00
1.0 Lochmere Chorulus Pennsicus Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Chorulus Pennsicus is a select choir, entrance by audition. Previous choral singing experience is expected. The audition includes a prepared vocal selection and a sight-reading session. CP performs with the Known World Choir and Friends on Thursday evening of War Week. See the class book/web site for next year’s audition details.
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1.0 Main Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
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1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Zilling to the Rhythm Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom We will cover some of the most common rhythms our drummer friends like to play, and how to zill to them. Then we will learn fun layering techniques and combos, and add zills to them! Kamiilah is the fearless leader of modern dance troupe RockaBelly
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 48 Pennsic Performing Arts Forbidden Pennsic, a loving and fun look at Pennsic through the eyes of a newcomer, using filked Broadway songs and dance numbers. Audition materials provided.
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16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Grimolfr and Ermagerd Pennsic Performing Arts Grimolfr and Ermagerd (aka 2/5 of the Ravenboy Band) perform songs from history and original songs by SCA bards. Come sing along!
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16:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorra Experimental Spear Demo Master Phelim Gervase called Pug Ansteorra will be running a demonstration of rubber headed rattan spear experiment they have in process. Other kingdom participants are encouraged. Scenarios will include both singles and melées.
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1.0 Rapier List 3 Master Edmund the Lame Memorial Two-Hander Tourney Master Caine Ramsey Another year has passed, and we invite you to join us in celebration of the joy of two-handed swords and friendship. The format of the tourney will be determined on site by the number of participants, but our goal is to offer everyone the chance to fight as much as their heart desires. Combatants can play by cut-and-thrust rules, as long as both agree in advance.
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2.5 White List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth fighters and their adult heavy fighter partners are invited to compete in the Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney. We will run two simultaneous tournaments - one for the youth fighters and a parallel tourney for their adult partners fighting each other. The tourney format is as follows: Each team will be comprised of one youth combat fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and one adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!! The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member (winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point). Then, their adult teammates will fight each other (winner gets 1 point, loser gets 0 points). At the end of each round, the adult and youth points are combined for a team total. The youth fighters from the highest scoring team in each pool will fight a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round, but are encouraged to cheer their youth teammates on! The team with highest number of points in each youth division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division.
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1.0 Atlantian Royal Camp (N40-1) Yoga for Relaxation and Refreshment Thl Faye de Trees A gentle yoga practice offered for those who aren't up early and prefer a before-dinner option. Repeating dates under the big tent in Atlantian Royal encampment, facilitated by a combination of teachers. Bring your yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows flexibility. M,W,F Peace week, M, F War Week.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Customer Service Mistress Wu Yun Are you a new herald? Are you an extra-crispy herald? Either way, come hear about ways to better serve your group with a few simple changes in how you see the office.
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1.0 A&S 3 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion at an event that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
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1.0 A&S 4 The Frauenwams from Lübeck Mistress Katheryn Hebenstreitz This class will take you through the research and recreation of a 16th-century female waistcoat based on a find from Lübeck, Germany.
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1.0 A&S 5 Research Tips Roundtable for Scholars Jadwiga Zajaczkowa You may or may not have a university library at your disposal, but if you want to tackle in-depth historical/material culture research, there are an expanding number of tools and tricks out there to help you find and manage resources. A long-time reference librarian and researcher will cram her favorites into this session. Most are free, some are low cost or available through many libraries. Audience participation welcome. If you have suggestions to share, please bring them!
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1.0 A&S 6 Five Fierce Female Pirates in Period! Lady Hermina De Pagan [TeenU] From Queen Teuta of Illyria to Gráinne Ní Mháille, learn about women doing it for themselves.
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1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Female and Minority Religion Fighters Lord Gideon ha-Khazar Provides tips on finding where and/or when fighters from normally-marginalized groups were accepted members of medieval society. Also discusses data challenges in finding those times and places, and what usually caused those conditions to end.
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1.0 A&S 9 Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Baron Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and wants to present plays but you need to be able to have a stage setup that is transportable and relatively quick to set up and take down. This class is a presentation of how the Commedia troupe I Firenzi handles those things, including an adjustable backdrop curtain, footlights (for playing in the dark), announcement signboards, etc.
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1.0 A&S 12 SCA Singles Gathering sora the broken-hearted A gathering of those who are single and would like to find that special someone. Let's get together, talk and get to know each other.
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1.5 Bog U Melodic Music Realizations on Basse Danse Tenors Master Albrecht Catsprey Melodic Realizations is a lecture and applied class on the methods to write melodic divisions above a 15th-century basse danse tenor line. A solid knowledge of basic theory is required. Bring instruments as we will play some of the monstrosities we come up with.
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1.0 Cabochons (17 Bow street) Rune Interpretation Lady Arastorm New to the runes? Learn what the runes mean for divination ; we'll cover the elder Futharc (24) and if there is time, the extra runes from the Anglo-Frisian Futhorc.
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1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance: Eight Is Great Mistress Myfanwy ferch Eifion English country dances for four couples (eight dancers). Will teach If All the World Were Paper, Newcastle, Dull Sir John.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent il Titolo Provvisorio Pennsic Performing Arts Join il Titolo Provvisorio for an evening of scandal, scheming and shenanigans as the Youngest Commedia dell’Arte troupe returns for another mischievous misadventure — The Bamboozled Betrothal! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Rapier Tent Society Rapier Marshal Moot Society Rapier Marshal A roundtable meeting to discuss issues related to the rapier marshallate. This meeting is open to all interested parties.
08-08
17:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Great-Sword Fighting All Levels Sir Corvus Aurelius Corvenus Different techniques that I have used over the years to fight against all weapon forms. This class will go over basic to advanced techniques, from specific guards to attacks against other great weapons and weapon and shield. People should come prepared to fight (in full armour) although I will adapt accordingly. Bring a great sword. Pole arms work too. A lot of the techniques transfer over.
08-08
18:00
2.0 Ansteorra Royal (N06) Ansteorra's Chili Party Mistress Seraphina Maslowska Ansteorra's Chili Party
08-08
18:00
2.0 A&S 3 A Quick Overview of Bookbinding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn This is a quick overview of the styles of bookbinding from the 4th to the 16th centuries using a slide presentation. A handout will be available for a donation. Several styles will be on hand for a book-petting session at the end of the presentation.
08-08
18:00
3.0 A&S 4 SCA Librarians' Roundtable Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A gathering for librarians, library fans and bibliophiles. First half hour to be devoted to swapping research tips.
08-08
18:00
3.0 Great Hall Kingdom of Atlantia Great Court Lady Tala al-Zahra Kingdom of Atlantia Great Court.
08-08
18:00
1.5 Historical Glassworks (10 Bell Road) Medieval Glass Painting with Vitreous Enamel Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter Learn the history and techniques of the medieval stained glass painters' guild and try your hand at making a small piece. Students will use vitreous enamels and watch their work being fired in a kiln.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Fools' School Graduation Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see our Fools' School Graduation! All of the fools have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure. (Fools' School meets daily: 10-11 am, 7/31 - 8/8, at the Amphitheater.)
08-08
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts Listen to the mad tunes and tales of Master John Inchingham, Master Cerian Cantwr, and their household. Sing along with some of the Midrealm's best-known (or more infamous) bards - and Northshield's Master Dahrien Cordell too! Come ye all from hither and yon prepared for two hours of music, mayhem, and merriment of the odd kind!
08-08
18:00
3.0 Youth Point LGBTQ Teen Night Lady Family Point This is a chance for those teens who may be either questioning or identifying as LGBTQ to chill and come together in a spot with lights and table space. Games, electronics, art, and conversation welcome. Often there are snacks. This is unstructured but lightly supervised by background-checked adult allies. As always no bullying or harassment will be tolerated. Curfew rules still are in play and teens won't be stopped from leaving.
08-08
19:00
2.0 A&S 1 Historical Brewing Roundtable Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom This is not a competition, but a forum where we can focus on period drinks. Not restricted to alcoholic beverages. Are you just starting out, and want honest, gentle feedback? Come join us! Proud to have brewed all-grain for the first time, but want to take it to "the next step" in period-ness? Come and join us! Redacted a period recipe, and want others to see and sample? Come join us! Age 21 and over.
08-08
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Siege Warfare in the SCA Baron Mungoe McKlinchey Look at tactics and strategies in the use of siege weapons in heavy fighting. Types of engines, rate of fire, positioning, and psychological warfare of machines. Maneuvering (shoot and scoot), use of siege structures, and airborne machines.
08-08
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-08
19:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learning to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches.
08-08
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-08
19:00
1.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony Mistress Asalah al-Hina Annual Tree Ceremony held by House Darkyard.
08-08
20:00
0.75 Bog U Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-08
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, Troubadour of the East, will bring his signature mix of musical storytelling and merriment with songs old and new, with the help of some talented friends. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Mistress Marian Bardic Concert! Pennsic Performing Arts Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Ealdormere has spent more than a decade travelling to all corners of our Current Middle Ages. Join her on the pilgrim's road as she shares a lively bardic retrospective of her travels. Everyone is welcome; bring friends and show them why the bardic arts are truly the lifeblood of our Society. And be prepared to take Marian's bardic enthusiasm home with you!
08-09
07:00
1.0 South Battlefield Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-09
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga For Dancers, Fighters or Pretty Much Anyone Mistress Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of War, regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with parent/guardian present.
08-09
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-09
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Étude 3 for Single Rapier Obliques and Cuts Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 3 focuses on oblique movements for offense and defense as well as a variety of cuts. Emphasis will be on learning the étude for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups. Each of the 5 sessions will take a different element out of the drill for daily focus and is self-contained. Attendance every day is not required, but is beneficial to long term retention. Equipment needed: rapier, gloves, mask, gorget. Full fencing armor is not required as we will do slow drills, not full sparring.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Creating Pigments: Period Style Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A brief discussion, using period and modern resources, about how pigments were created in period plus a discussion and demonstration of modern alternatives and methods for creating a reasonable facsimile of a period palette. Includes studio time to experiment with tools and materials as well as sample painting using the pigments. Two-hour time frame to allow students to participate in making a pigment to take home. First hour is instruction.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Central European Blackletter Lord Christoph von Steinach Need a beautiful, refined, late-period script appropriate for Polish, Czech, or German usage? Look no further! This class will provide basic resources and teaching for replicating the script of a late-period exemplar. Some handouts provided with suggested ductus and basic techniques, as well as a library of letterforms to draw from. I will provide a limited amount of basic supplies to practice the script during class as well.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Basic Hand-Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring needles and scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, the parent must be present.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Sex and Gender in the German Reformation Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword What's the difference between a whore and a prostitute? What was the view on homosexuality? Is divorce a thing? Could a woman lead/fight in the army? What were the views on gender roles? Class will take on the roles and options based on gender and status, charges of impotence, the brothels, cross-dressing, and other more taboo subjects of the German Reformation.
08-09
09:00
1.5 A&S 3 5 Easy Steps to Writing Documentation Queen Ian'ka Ivanovna zhena Petrovit Many of us haven’t even written a book report, let alone a research paper, since high school. But, don’t worry; you can write documentation for your entries with a little bit of guidance and a simple and easy to understand approach. This class is geared to help those who have never written documentation to get a start on the process and to help those that have written documentation to improve their skills for award-winning documentation. Full handouts will cover the "5 Steps to Writing Your Documentation", how to cite your sources and the use of the internet (good and bad) for research. We will be also looking at examples of documentation from artisans around the kingdom.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Dining with the Sultan: A Taste of Ottoman Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Using actual 15th- and 16th-century Ottoman recipes, we will cook and eat two dishes: a meat dish and a grain or vegetable dish. As we cook, I will discuss Ottoman cuisine in Constantinople, especially that of the palaces. Information includes street food and market regulations. Also what was served to the Sultans and their pages, to European diplomats at palace feasts, and at circumcision festivals for the Sultans' sons. Please bring kitchen knives and pot holders, if you can. Includes recipe handout. Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Norman French for Beginners Le P'tit ChrisDye Warro! Try learning a few words of Norman French, the language spoken by William I, which strongly influenced the English language after the Conquest of 1066. Norman French is still spoken today in parts of the old Duchy of Normandy. Our class will focus on Guernesiais, the Norman dialect spoken in Guernsey, an island in the English Channel.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 PPF: Zen Tray-tables and Kyosoku Armrests Thl Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Whether for a formal meal like the Japanese Perfectly Period Feast or a private afternoon in your study, this wooden floor furniture is creates comfort and noble appearance. Several different kinds of zen tray-tables for holding your meal or beverages and several different kinds of kyousoku arm-rests for your seated comfort will be with researched with references. Methods of construction both traditional and modern will be discussed. Daiku (woodworkers), this is for you.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 9 So You Want to be a Troubadour Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Period music and poetry has some challenges for the modern performer. We'll discuss the issues and provide suggestions for places to start, whether you want to perform period stuff, write your own lyrics to period songs or some other combination. Specifically we'll look at different versions of 3 songs: Wolfram von Eschenbach's Jamer ist mir entsprungen, Raimbaut de Vaquiras' Kalenda maya, and Bernard de Ventadorn's Can vei la lauzeta. Good sources included on short handout.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Egyptian Faience Thl Li Xia Come learn about the precursor to modern glass, faience! We'll cover a brief history of faience followed by hands-on playing with the material. This class requires no prior experience in glass-working. Please wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. Class costs include use of all required tools, equipment and safety gear as well as all consumables. Kits will make a large quantity of beads and pendant shapes. Kits can be shared between two people, but usually people end up wanting to play with a full kit themselves.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Running or Winning Siege Cooking Contests Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf "Siege cooking" contests pit contestants, provided with identical raw ingredients, against each other or a pre-announced standard. A popular feature of weekend events, such contests can spice up a household dinner or provide the entire feast. The instructor has run the Maison Rive siege cooking contest at Pennsic for more than fifteen years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Cholis: Yes, They Are Period; You Can Make One! Shakti Drawing on historic artwork, this class will provide an overview of a selection of women's choli/upper body garments, covering a broad range of times and places within medieval India. Documentation gained from historic artwork will be discussed followed by a demonstration of pattern construction to ensure a well-fitting and comfortable garment.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Witch Hunts in SCA period Lady Arastorm The major period of witch hunts was post-SCA but the the peak period of the trials built up during the 16th century, and witches (and accusations of witchcraft) were present throughout our period. I'll try to cover as many of the factors that led to this dark stain on our history, including economic and class differences, gender inequality, politics, the Protestant Reformation, and more. From The Canon Episcopi through the Mallus Mallifactorum to James I and his Witchcraft Act, I'll cover as much of the subject as possible.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Beyond the Baba Yaga Varvara Laska doch' Koudelka Come and learn about fascinating creatures and critters of Russian folklore.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Spoken Latin Dumnona An introduction to basic conversational, Pennsic-appropriate Classical Latin. Oral participation encouraged. Handouts available.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Dance Tent Children's Ball Thl Wilhelm Larrson All dancing is fun...but never more so than when it is a party! Come join us for music, refreshments and dance!
08-09
09:00
3.0 Fort Youth Castle Battle Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Last youth combat session of the War. Muster at the Youth List at 8:30 am. Participants must have have spent at least one full session at youth combat prior to the Castle Battle.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
08-09
09:00
3.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Woodwork Shop Time Thl Kai SaerPren When learning, we all need some time to try doing things while someone who has been there before is watching. This class makes some time at Pennsic for just that! Whether or not you have taken my classes, you are welcome to come in and use my bench(es) and ask for advice. This will overlap with a discussion on early work-holding methods. All day both Thursdays!
08-09
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent The Circle of Strings Lady Helen Attebrooke Sometimes it feels like your harp is bent on breaking its strings, your fingers and possibly your heart, but have no fear! Find encouragement and instruction in this class as we focus on expanding technique, arranging period music for harp and performance skills. All levels welcome.
08-09
09:00
4.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Mistress Irene von Schmetterling There will be a variety of youth rapier activities each day including drills, games and one-on-one instruction. Some days may include special additional activities. Some loaner gear will be available. Participants do not have to be authorized. Children age 6 and up may participate. Please bring your parent/guardian the first day you attend to learn more about the youth rapier program.
08-09
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Master Scheduler 1 War Point. Format: 4 passes (all at once or over multiple days); any member of the populace may participate. Description: Each pass consists of 3 targets (axe, knife, and spear). 2 weapons at each target.
08-09
09:00
1.0 White List Sojutsu: Using the Japanese Spear Lord Alessandro Devereaux Sojutsu is the art of the Japanese spear, primarily for battlefield combat. This is a martial art and not directly applicable to SCA combat. We will look at simple thrusts and more complex spinning and cutting motions, and practice a short kata. We will be training with staffs; a limited number of loaners will be available, but, if possible, please bring a staff (at least 5' long) or spear. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, no armor is required.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Youth Point Family Point: Medieval Painting Countess Margerite Eisenwald Illumination is the art of medieval painting. This class is geared towards 3-9 year olds.
08-09
09:30
7.0 Great Hall The Pennsic A&S War Point Mistress Una Wynnifreed Berry The A&S War Point: 8-9:30 set up. Exhibition is 9:30-4:30 PM in the Great Hall.
08-09
09:30
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament for ages 5 - 17. There will be scoring in two age groups, 5 thru 11, and 12 thru 17. This is an annual contest and only axes are used in scoring.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Wildly Weedy Herbs Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in learning how to spot some of the herbs known to our medieval and Renaissance forebears that have escaped and become weeds here? Were they weeds at home? How are they/were they used? We'll cover probably 20 herbal invaders. Instructor will strive to bring examples of most, if not all, plants to handle.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Youth Kumihimo Mistress Emengar la fileresse Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later, tools such as the marudai were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time. Historically, the braids were used for lacing armor pieces together. We will use a portable foam disk instead of a marudai to make eight-strand braids. Kits will be provided at cost or you are welcome to bring your own materials.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Fiber Prep for Handspinners Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Explore different fibers, fiber preparations and strategies for spinning or felting fibers that may be new to the students as well as recognizing which fiber preparations may be best suited for the skill level and desired outcome by the student. Wools, silks, cottons, and other natural fibers will be explored. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Fibers will be provided in the class materials, but students are encouraged to bring their own fiber samples and fiber prep tools to have questions answered and/or suggestions for dealing with problematic fiber preparations and tools.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 Songs of the Women Trouvères Lady Cobflaith ingen Sitriucca Discussion of the works of women poet-composers, or trouvères, in northern France in the 12th-13th centuries, with ideas for performance/rewriting. Although there had been a long-held notion that there are no extant Old French lyrics by women from this period, many songs have since been attributed to women (some named, some anonymous). We will look at a selection of these writers and songs (both words and music) and their translations, and we will discuss how to rewrite English translations to fit the music, while aiming to preserve the poetic style of the original text as much as possible. We will also sing at least one or two in English, using English translations that I have rewritten.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 14 16th-Century Italian Courtesans Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A study of the unique and glamorous lives of the 16th-century "Rock Star Prostitute," their education, skills, lifestyle, clothing, and accomplishments. We will also discuss their clients, fan-base, society’s perception, and their detractors. This is the definitive class on the subject with an extensive handout which includes short essays on sections of the class, a complete book list, and a collection of sources for the proper education of a courtesan. This class is only for individuals 18 and older.
08-09
10:00
4.0 Clan Lurkr (N06) All-Grain Period Beer-Making Lord Alain ap Daffyd Brewing beer, in a copper kettle, using period techniques, to produce a single malt and single hop brew. This is a four-hour process, with much time spent watching liquid be hot. A general discussion of period brewing will be held during these times.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Family Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time.
08-09
10:00
5.5 Good Friends Camp (Usually on St. Lawrence Way, east side of the Great Hall.) Coptic/Greek Bookbinding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn This Coptic/Greek bookbinding was popular from the 6th to the 12th centuries in the Middle East and Europe. Students will make their own book in this 5.5 hour-long class. No prior knowledge necessary, but that will make it easier for you. All materials and tools provided by the instructor.
08-09
10:00
6.0 Kingdom of Ansteorra (N06 across from Aethelmarc) Build a Viking six board chest part 2 Master Haraldr Bassi Students will be building a six board trapezoidal chest in the style of the smaller of the chests found on the Oseberg ship burial. We will be using only the tools the Vikings had available. No prior woodworking experience or personal tools are required, though if you have your own favorite tools, feel free to bring them. We will be using a frame saw, a pull saw, chisels, square, mallet & spoon bit. Project will take 7-10 hours to complete, depending on box complexity student selects. Students can step out for other classes or food breaks within reason, but should be able to commit about 8 hours over the two days. Chests will be made from pine. There is enough wood for making 4 chests at $30 each to cover the materials used. Students will take the box home with them when completed. Observers are welcome.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. This class and its humble instructor is not set up for youth teaching; any patrons under 16 need adult supervision. Keep in mind we will be using sharp tools, fine motor functions and working be in a blacksmith's shop where children can find injury. Thanks for your understanding!
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 view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday 8/9, 5pm in the performance pavilion.
08-09
10:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Medieval Music Notation: Intermediate Master John Elys For those already comfortable with long note values, unbarred music, musica ficta, and clefs other than treble and bass. We'll learn some more advanced stuff: ligatures for combinations of breves and longas, and the weird world of 14th-15th-c. triple meter, where the same note-shape can mean several different durations in the same piece depending on context. Bring melody instruments (recorder, harp, fiddle, lute, etc.) that you play fluently. Voice is OK if you have good pitch sense. If recorder, bring several sizes (e.g., SATB) if possible. Returning students welcome, as we'll read a different repertoire each time. Each session will use different examples, so feel free to attend both and get extra reading practice!
08-09
10:00
2.0 RS1 Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Lady Líadan Liathán Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán: what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure; how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
08-09
10:00
2.0 RS2 Empty Tent Place Holder - 2 hrs Tent Place Holder Some loud classes need an empty tent next to them. This is that tent.
08-09
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple, proven, meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session. It is best to come on an empty stomach, 4 hours from a big meal, or 2 hours from a light snack (like a piece of fruit)
08-09
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-09
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-09
10:00
1.0 Youth Point Pennsic Rocks! Countess Margerite Eisenwald Create a pet rock or a rock to hide for Pennsic Rocks.
08-09
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1.5 Main Battlefield Rapier Pillage Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 10 am) 4 points total (2 points per time check for majority of banners controlled). 1 battle, 60 minutes (+- 5 mins), full resurrection. 5 banners. Control of 3 banners at a check wins the check. 2 time checks at 30 & 60 minutes. Each check will be +-5 minutes from the noted time. Exact variant of time check should be generated by the marshalate prior to the start of the battle and not revealed to combatants. Layout: Size/location of Tower: 30’x30’ (approx. 10 hay bales – 2 bales high (20)); approx. 50’ south from gate of fort. Doorways: 2 9’-foot doorways, E-W along the line from main fort gate. Long house with 4 doors, one at each corner (North/South; approx. 70’. 15 hay bales – 2 bales high (30)) Dispersal of “broken” field (aka the Ruins): random scattering to south of wall, extending approx. 40’ south, made to look like ruined boulders and stacked two-three bales high each (each boulder would be 6-7 bales total across 2-3 levels). Bales cannot be fought over. Small chateau with two doors one each direction facing east/west (8 bales – 2 high (16)). Deployment points/lines: ~125 feet in from overall field boundaries. Direction of deployment: East/West. Resurrection points/lines: same as deployment lines. Number and type of flags: Five flags, pulley type; capture is determined by a flag being at the topmost point. Flag placement: One flag in the Tower, one in the Long House, one in the Ruins, one in the field south of the Ruins, and one in the Chateau to the far south.
08-09
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1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Dip Pen Black Hours Lady Serena Milani Learn how to make beautiful illuminated black hours created with a dip pen! This class is for any level scribe. It is based on Jean de Carpentin's book of hours.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-09
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8.0 Archery Archery War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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1.0 A&S 1 Mounted Hunting: Riding to Hounds in Period Lord Bregowine of Horseheath Students will explore the history of mounted hunting through the ages and its influence on society and culture.
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2.0 A&S 2 Editing Your Fiction - Avoiding Beginning Mistakes Lady Prudence the Curious Find out about the first generation of mistakes most writers make and how to avoid them.
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1.0 A&S 3 Death and Necromancy in Rome Lady Kismira Rothiem What was a good death to a Roman? How was necromancy used to reflect the perversion of death in war? This class will focus on Lucan's epic Civil War that he wrote during the rule of Emperor Nero. Used to depict a scathing critique of Nero, Lucan exemplifies the stoic philosophy of a good death in his epic poem. He accomplished this by introducing the necromantic witch Erichtho, whose rituals brought back the unwilling souls of the dead for the use of divination. The class will discuss stoic philosophy and the madness of Nero's reign to better understand why men like Lucan were trying to hold tight to stoic ideologies.
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1.0 A&S 5 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use.
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1.0 A&S 6 Build Your Own Catapult Laura Wenham Have you ever wanted to build your own catapult? In this class, you will observe different models of catapults, use various materials (straws, spoons, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, tape, cups, etc.) to construct your own catapult, and then test the distance your catapult will launch small objects. You can keep your catapult model.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Wool Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn This is a hands-on class teaching how to make wool buttons: those tiny little round pea-sized buttons seen on so many of the finer medieval garments. We will follow the pattern suggested by the Museum of London, but the steps are made easier for those who have never made buttons before.
08-09
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1.5 A&S 13 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Thl Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 15 PPF: Construct and Wear Elegant Japanese Menswear Lord Justin Lymner Project your rank and status with an appropriate Japanese uniform. Japanese love uniforms from a simple kosode resembling a bathrobe to the many layers of aristocratic court wear. You can project an impressive image through your clothing. Come for a brief introduction to a dress-up session. Learn the basics of choosing, making, and putting on your own clothes. A petting zoo will be provided for dress-up. Part of the Heian-kyo 2020 series, emphasis will be on late 16th-century men’s clothing.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Bog U Women Can't Read, Debunk'd: A Sleeping Pen Awake'd Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig Literacy does not mean the same thing today that it meant 500 years ago, and this change is more complicated when gender enters the picture. We will examine women's literacy between 1400-1600, and will examine women who wrote, men and women who wrote about women writing, and the distinction between women reading and women writing.
08-09
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1.0 Dance Tent Fun, Flirty Beginner Italian Dances Lord Hermankyn Do you like dancing? Do you like flirting? Try these fun Italian dances that combine the two activities: Rosetiboli Gioioso, Gelosia, and Anello.
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11:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi A review of board games previously taught and opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
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1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Choreographing for SCA Performance with Yasamin Duchess Yasamin al-Hadiyya Discuss musical, choreographic , and performance considerations for SCA venues, then apply your new skills to a popular performance tune.
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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.
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1.0 Youth Point Story Reading Aardwhin Minstrelsong I will read children's stories of various lengths with a medieval setting. Each story will be 3-37 pages. They are new and fiction, not retelling of sagas already known.
08-09
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 This Scroll's for You: Personalizing Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun Tips and tricks for personalizing scrolls. We will discuss surprises and backlogs. Examples shown.
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2.0 Amphitheater Mad Words: Comedic Theatre of Japanese Kyōgen Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Often translated as "mad words", kyōgen is a style of comedic theatre begun by the 14th century in Japan and continued today, often as a companion to the more serious dramas. This will class will cover history and description of the art as well as demonstration through short skits and participation in movement workshops.
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2.0 A&S 1 Making Russian Spun Cording Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair Ever needed a specific size or color of cording and couldn’t find it? I'll show you how cheap and easy it is to make your own. As time allows, students will have a chance to make and take a piece of metallic cording called "Waste of Time" in Russian. Examples of my Russian embroidery will be on display.
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1.5 A&S 3 Old Norse Poetry: From Rhyme to Dróttkvætt Thl Deirdre O'Bardon Old Norse poetry developed from a strictly alliterative verse to dróttkvætt which uses both alliteration and rhyming. This class introduces the rhyming verse form runhendur and dróttkvætt, the ultimate form of skaldic poetry. Familiarity with the concepts in "Old Norse Poetry: Poetic Language" is very helpful in this class. "Intro to Old Norse Poetry: Fornyrðyslag and Hattrs" is also useful.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Being "Gifted" Isn’t Always a Good Thing Lady Albreda Aylese Whether identified as "gifted" or not, highly intelligent people deal with some specific social and emotional challenges. In this discussion (facilitated by a grad student in educational psychology focusing on gifted, talented, and creative individuals), we’ll talk about what those challenges are: things like impostor syndrome, procrastination, being "too much", and never feeling like we really belong. We'll discuss ways we can better cope and support one another in our families and chosen communities.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 6 Beginner's Calligraphy Mistress Kay Leigh Mac Whyte [YouthU 10+] By the end of this class, students will have practiced basic gothic calligraphy, a foundation hand in most European courts of the 1300s. Upon request, we can also delve a little into the other styles of calligraphy appropriate to your persona, if you wish to try writing your name as your persona would! No prior knowledge of calligraphy is required; materials will be provided. This is a fun class intended for families and all skill levels.
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1.0 A&S 7 Supported Spinning Lady Glenna Cholmondeley Explore the history and period techniques used to create yarn using a supported spindle. Supported spindles are ideal to use for fine yarns or more delicate fibers that might not stand the weight of a drop spindle (such as cotton or cashmere). Supported spindles and fibers will be provided in the materials, but students are encouraged to bring their own fibers or spindles they would like help with.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Vegetables from the Italian Cookbook Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Recipes for fresh beans in the pod, fried gourds, to make onions in the frying pan, sliced turnips in cheese and butter, and a pea pod recipe.
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1.0 A&S 9 Period Filk and Contrafacta Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont A survey of how period writers put their own words to existing musical works, with sources for doing the same. Also, easy changes to make to a melodic line to covert your filk or contrafactum to a completely original work. Intermediate class.
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1.0 A&S 10 Self Nocks Done Cheaply and Easily Timothy of Sherwood Make nocks faster and easier than most think can be done. Get them to fit just right, not almost right. When you split a nock like Robin Hood or Merida it has that extra element of wonder if you made it and it is period. My arrows fly straight when I shoot them straight and have been used to win an Avacal Kingdom Tournament.
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2.0 A&S 11 PPF: Tsujigahana Dyeing Lady Oribe Tsukime The Japanese textile art of tsujigahana is a combination of resist dyeing, ink painting, embroidery, and gold leaf. See each art demonstrated! This class is in preparation for Æthelmearc’s 2020 Perfectly Period Feast: Choyo no Sekku (the Chrysanthemum Festival), an Enchanted Ground event set in Kyoto in the year 1590.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Knowne World Courtesan Roundtable Baroness Bianca Anguissola Are you a courtesan persona? Do you want to be? We will discuss the joys and pitfalls of the vocation as it relates to our SCA life, and share resources. If you've ever wished for a persona support group, here it is.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 15 Tailoring the Elizabethan Doublet David McCarl An in-depth look at the construction of 16th-century menswear. Includes discussion of period materials and modern substitutions.
08-09
12:00
2.5 Bog U Meaningful Steps: Creating Your Own Pilgrimage Mistress Helen of Greyfells Love to walk/hike? Love to wear your SCA kit? Learn to combine these things for a meaningful trip there and back again in your own area. Topics include what to wear, what to eat, what to bring and how to bring it with you. Discussion of how you might pick a route, mapping, and preparation. Some discussion of Pilgrimage in period, but this class focuses on the physical activity, not the religious aspects of the journey. This class was born from a year-long study project by the teacher who is far from being a "perfect physical specimen". If I could lug my 300 pounds of size 24 over 70 miles in 8 days, perhaps you can too!
08-09
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Lord Richard de Troyes Never danced before, or afraid to try Italian steps? All steps and patterns for several simple and popular dances will be taught; no partner required.
08-09
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1.0 East Kingdom Royal Recipes of Ancient Rome for Youth and Teens Youth University [Youth/TeenU 12+] Learn about Roman food while creating and trying tasty dishes from Apicius.
08-09
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-09
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2.0 Orluk Oasis (W10) Researching the East: Asia and Middle East Mistress Jadi Fatima How to ask the right questions, find and evaluate sources and have a great time doing it. Includes tracking down academic journals, conducting research online and in museums and what to do when you get stuck. Also includes several case studies from a forthcoming book on the patterning and tailoring of caftans along the Silk Road.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Anglo-Saxon Alliterative Verse Lady Hilla Stormbringer Not just for Beowulf anymore! Yes, you too can create Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse and perform it as songs, poems, and riddles! Explanation of the form and how to compose it. Time permitting, will have chance to compose or begin to compose your own work.
08-09
12:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
12:00
1.0 RS1 We Built a Clay Oven! (And So Can You!) Caryn of Cynnabar We built a clay oven in our backyard, and so can you! This class will go over how we made our oven, as well as tips and tricks for building and maintaining a clay oven of your very own! Handout will include some of our favorite tried-and-true clay oven recipes (period and modern).
08-09
12:00
4.0 RS2 Nalbinding Project Help and Discussion Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid Several teachers will be on hand to offer instruction and project help for intermediate or advanced nalbinding. Bring a work in progress. Focus will be on answering specific questions/problems that the students have and teaching more advanced techniques. Come enjoy the company while working on a project, even if you don't have questions. This class is not designed for students with no prior knowledge of nalbinding.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-09
12:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Busking 101 Lord Ian Douglas An introduction to busking or street performing. This is a hands-on class so bring your show! No fire please.
08-09
13:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Basic Beginner Illumination Make & Take Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain Have you ever wanted to learn more about illuminating but cannot take the beginner track? This course is a basic beginner illumination survey class, with an opportunity to dabble with paints and learn more about illumination basics. This class will not include period pigments or calligraphy, just a chance to play with some paint and take a simple painted piece home with you. All supplies will be furnished, but feel free to bring any scribal equipment if desired. You will have a paint palette and reference handouts to take home.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 On Divers Colors: An Overview of Theophilus Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun We will spend an hour with Theophilus, looking through his instructions in mixing period pigments to create the various tones of figures and their settings. We will compare period colors with their modern gouache “equivalents” so that any scribe can create scrolls using period color theory. We will also spend some time looking at figure drawing, both period and modern.
08-09
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Norse and Rus Women's Head Coverings Mistress Rannvaeig orraärmr Eskilskona Explore possible hair knots, braids, wraps and coverings derived from extant images of Scandinavian Norse (Viking) and Rus/Slavic tribal women. Bring a scarf or a long piece of material to learn how to wrap your hair. (This class will not cover the British Isles caps or Western Scandinavia.)
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13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Schrödinger's Recruitment Baroness Verena Entenwirth Recruiting strategies for the SCA including tried and true traditional methods (inside the box), outside-the-box recruitment ideas, social media recruitment, and hooking those with a passing interest.
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1.0 A&S 8 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum See a demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
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2.0 A&S 9 Writing Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios Luceta Di Cosimo Quick and practical way to create period-plausible commedia scenarios for your troupe for practice, SCA event, or Pennsic performance! We will define a basic structure of a commedia play, identify the main characters and their functions, and learn to construct the scenarios that highlight the strengths of your troupe, whatever size and/or composition! Familiarity with basic history of commedia and characters required. No acting experience necessary.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class; you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Slaves and Freedpersons in Ancient Rome Salvia Repentina Slavery was a fact of life in ancient Rome, so what might a Roman persona be expected to know about it? Join us as we dispel the myths, face the facts and gain an understanding of how Roman people interacted with this challenging tradition.
08-09
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2.0 A&S 13 Introduction to a Basic Healing Balm Lady Dianimh Ban Learn some basics about some herbs that have (historically) been found to help various surface issues. How to harvest and extract their oils plus the differences between a tincture and oils. Includes the differences between using fresh herbs and dry herbs and how to keep herbal creams fresh longer.
08-09
13:00
1.5 A&S 14 Dressed for the Sultan: Ottoman Turkish Garb Thl Faye de Trees Turkish clothing is beautiful, colorful, comfortable, and flexible with a mix-and-match versatility that suits the modern recreationist. This will be an overview of 16th-century Ottoman Turkish clothing, men's and women's with pattern handout and slides. Bring your mobile device to view slides!
08-09
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Moderate Gresley Dance Lady Evelynne Merrymet These dances were written down in 1500, but not found by the dance scholars until 1995. This class will work on the moderate dances from this collection as developed from the manuscript by Emma and Martin of Canada. We will work as many dances as we have time for.
08-09
13:00
1.0 East Kingdom Royal Eat Like a Roman for Youth Youth University [YouthU/TeenU 12+] Learn about Roman dining etiquette and traditions while sampling a Roman dish (or 2!).
08-09
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Shogi (Japanese Chess) Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll teach the rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", describe a few historic variants, and have a chance to play a game. Teaching pieces will be available for use.
08-09
13:00
3.0 Midrealm Royal (Across from the Store.) It Takes My Child to Raze a Village: Pennsic Ed. Thl SaehildR barngothR Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to the Midrealm Royal Lawn to experience the mini version of the Midrealm Event "It Takes My Child to Raze a Village". Adults are highly encouraged to join the fun! Featured activities include the Duckling Race, the Plague Game!
08-09
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.
08-09
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorran Rapier Tournament Master John Drake Please come and enjoy Ansteorra's hospitality and test your skills at rapier combat.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 "By the Book" Tournament Lord Orlando Sforza A historical fencing tourney: Memorize your Marozzo, review your Ridolfo and study your Saviolo, for the third annual tournament where book worms can be winners! Period fencing forms and period dress as seen in the manuals will bring you success. As always, lavish prizes will be bestowed upon the competitor with the most wins, the best dressed, and the one who best adheres to the style of a given master.
08-09
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Heckler's Tourney Thrown Weapons Staff Can you throw while being distracted by the tournament spectators? Come throw in this tournament to heckle and be heckled.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Middle Eastern and Balkan Circle Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's have fun circle drumming with Kazuki (Lady Zakiyyah). We will create songs, using Near-Eastern rhythms as base - well, most of the time - and play around them. Open to all levels. Bring any type of drums. Kids are welcome, but please bring your grownups.
08-09
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A discussion of the nature of period pigments, problems/solutions mixing them with binders, and using them to illuminate. This class is discussion but a studio practicum is being offered at the same time. Please feel free to bring your own brushes and preferred paper but I will have brushes and some pre-printed blanks on card stock and some scrap perg to play with. Sample palettes $15 and $20, optional and limited quantities.
08-09
14:00
3.0 Amphitheater The One-Act Experience (Workshop) Pennsic Performing Arts Experience acting on stage in this workshop by staging and rehearsing a one-act play. There is no need to memorize lines; everything will be performed from the script! We will perform the play at the Amphitheater at 5 PM on Wednesday. Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 1 Conception, Pregnancy and Birth in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Back in sagas through medieval times, pregnancy was not easy to undergo; childbirth without anesthesia was worse. One had to ward the mother from bears, the Underjordiske (Under-Earth Ones), malignant curses, and more. Learn what amulets to carry, what actions would shoo away dangers to the pregnant woman, as well as during childbirth and after the baby was born. The role of the midwife (hjelpekone) was critical in the actual birthing process. Some of these practices were logical and medically sound; others were pure fantasy. Please note that this class is for educational information only, and is not meant as medical advice.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 2 You, Too, Can Write a Letter of Recommendation Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Any member of the SCA, of any rank, can recommend any other member for any award at any level. Interested? Come to this class and learn how.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 3 Intro to Drop Spinning Hextilda Corbett Come learn an ancient skill -- turning roving into yarn. We will talk about a variety of spindles and fibers before trying our hands at drop spinning. There will be wool and synthetic fiber available, so if you have a wool allergy, you can still participate! Bring your own drop spindle or use a class loaner (available for purchase after class). Instructor is ambidextrous and can teach you whether you are right- or left-handed. Hands-on help will be limited to the first ten students (but all are welcome to come watch and audit!).
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Learn to Write Your Name! Master Vettorio Antonello This class will be aimed at gentles who have little or no exposure to calligraphy, or limited exposure to period calligraphy scripts. Subject matter will cover some history of the writing style as well as a hands-on learning of the basics of period scripts. Materials will be provided by instructor.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Gifted Pedagogy in the SCA Lady Albreda Aylese The SCA and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model have a lot in common in terms of how they bring out the best in highly intelligent students of all ages. Through the lens of SEM, we’ll look at how talent is currently developed in the SCA, ways more specific use of SEM could make that even better, and how what we already know about SEM from the SCA can be brought into our classrooms and other learning communities. Designed for A&S teachers, Youth Ministers, parents, and educators of all stripes, this presentation is by a grad student of Drs Renzulli and Reis, creators of the SEM.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 8 Basic Baby Beginning Bookbinding Lady Linden le Bukere We'll be making a simple link-stitch blank book. Modern materials (such as heavy paper for the cover) will be substituted for period ones in order to keep costs down and help more people give bookbinding a try.
08-09
14:00
1.5 A&S 10 PPF Uta: How to Write Pre-Modern Japanese Poetry Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Poetry from classical love poems and Noh chant to popular songs. Learn metric structure, seasonal words, and pillow words. Learn to play poetry games. Poetry was a central part of pre-modern Japanese social and political life. Learn poetic language used in writing classical and medieval Japanese poetry such as kigo, kiriji, and makura-kotoba. Topics: (1) the typical subject matter for poetry in Japan, (2) the structure for several types of pre-modern poetry, and (3) occasions for writing poetry including poetry contests and poetry parties. Try writing poems for yourself! Learn the basics of writing poems in pre-modern Japanese poetic forms in either English or Japanese.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 15 Adding Color to a Bland Leather World Thl Dafydd ap Alan We often default to natural colors (various browns and tans) for leather goods if we want things to look “period”. However, there is significant evidence that medieval and Renaissance leatherworkers would have had a variety of colors to choose from. This class will discuss sources for period dye recipes and how they might have been used. You’ll be able to see some completed experiments with the dyes and take home copies of some recipes to try at home (both the original text and redacted versions).
08-09
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1.0 Dance Tent All About Branles Thl Henry of Maldon For those who have some orientation to Arbeau's branles, we'll be going over as much information about as many branles as we can get to in one class.
08-09
14:00
1.5 Main Battlefield Armoured Bridge Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 1:30pm) 6 points total (1 point per time check for majority of banners controlled). Format: 5 Bridges, 60-minute resurrection battle. Archery and siege may fire over hay bales at the ends of the bridges, but not from bridge to bridge nor over the sides (and therefore through the marshal areas). Being in water is considered a kill. No walking, standing, sitting, or kneeling on the hay bales. Combat archery and siege equipment throughout, no gleaning of arrows or siege ammunition allowed. Ammunition may be re-inspected for the following day. Archers are allowed on the bridge. Each bridge will have a pulley banner on the north side in the middle of the bridge. Every 10 minutes the banner will be checked and scored for red or blue. Victory conditions. Majority control of pulley banners at each time check rewards 1 war point. Total war points to be awarded for this battle is 6 war points.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Pile Practice Mistress Azza al Shirazi Do you have a copy of the Pennsic Pile of Music and want to play with other musicians? Bring your Pennsic Pile, music stand, and instruments and we’ll play together! All instruments and skill levels welcome. Bring your requests. I intend to play more obscure tunes that are not often requested for dancing.
08-09
14:00
3.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Rain-out Reschedule Master Hroudland Who Wanders Should the Castle Battle or any YC Tournament be cancelled earlier in the week, this is our opportunity to reschedule it. That is subject to field availability for functions not normally on the youth list. We may also schedule other activities if opportunity presents, so please check at the YC list.
08-09
14:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Expo Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World! Sign up the day of the expo to tell up to a ten-minute story.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is an hour to sit and play with period pigments. I will have my extensive palette, brushes, pergamenata and Bristol board, plus some pre-printed designs on card stock for those who wish to see what it is all about, and try using the “real thing.” I will be glad to field questions as we paint. Sample palettes to take home $15 and $20 each, limited quantities, optional.
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15:00
1.5 A&S 5 Viking Age Weapons and Armor Hawkeye Penny Covers the weapons the Norseman used including weapons from the Rus and from Constantinople: helms and armor we know of; a detailed explanation of the weapons and weapon types, as well as how they used them; shield construction and technique; and what a typical warrior may have worn and carried into battle. I will have examples to show.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 6 Growing Up in The SCA: A Roundtable Youth University [YouthU] Ages 9-15 How do you build your own experience, separate from your parents when you've been in the SCA since birth? Come find out. Meet youth and adults who have done just that, and learn about how to make the SCA more than just that thing your parents drag you to.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Roses, Part 1: Then and Now Baron Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Make a St. Birgitta Coif Thl Sarai Tindall Make a simple linen coif appropriate for all classes of women from the 13th-15th centuries. Recommended: knowledge of basic hand-sewing.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 4: The New Fangled Internet Thang Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 4: That New Fangled Internet Thang: The web is an ever-changing collection of wonder and, in some cases, frustration. It’s given us ready access to resources we could only have dreamed of otherwise. There are a number of dedicated SCA bardic sites out there (MidBards, CalonSong, the SCA Bardic Arts Resource Page, PBardic, various social media groups, etc.). Each has a different agenda and focus. Are there any major bardic-related sites (SCA or mundane) that you think everyone should know about? Are there any specific functions you find most helpful? Is there anything you think is missing? What do you wish you could do or find bardically on the web that doesn’t yet seem to exist? How can we bridge the increasing communications gap between those using the latest tech and those whose tablets are made of stone?
08-09
15:00
0.5 A&S 16 The Art of the Right Word, and When to Use It Lord Nicol mac Donnachaidh Half lecture, half games of wit and whimsy, half exploration of language. Join Wordsmith Extraordinaire (says a Countess, so it must be true).
08-09
15:00
2.0 Atlantia Royal- Artisan's Easement (N20) Tablet Weavers' Tea Master Herveus d'Ormonde A social gathering for tablet weavers of all levels to show off current work, see projects from other people, and schmooze.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Bog U In Stitches: German Brick Stitch Emmiken die Waeyer This hands-on class provides attendees with a basic overview of German brick stitch, a decorative counted embroidery method usually associated with Germany in the 14th and 15th centuries, but sometimes seen in other cultures in Europe. Stitches are counted lines of thread which create squares of stitches. These may be combined in diverse geometric patterns, usually in very bright colors. Attendees will also be provided with the opportunity to try stitching a bit of brick stitch for themselves using more modern materials (cotton floss on cotton fabric as opposed to silk on linen).
08-09
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Run Away and Catch Up: Petit Riense Ginevra Lorenzo 15th-century Italian dance: Petit Riense (and Amoroso if time available). Beginner level; all steps will be taught.
08-09
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1.0 Games Tent Tarot and other Card Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We'll review the card games previously taught, including tarot. You can practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Making Commedia Happen in the SCA: A Roundtable Baroness Sophia the Orange Come hear from commedia veterans about what worked and what didn’t in an organized discussion covering recruiting and keeping a troupe together, costuming and masks, writing scenarios, finding documentation, participating in A&S fairs, working with event staff for performance space, and where in the world to start. The Known World Commedia Symposium in September 2018 is part of the success of commedia in the SCA, so we'll talk about how that fits in.
08-09
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 The Lady Rapier Community Tournament Baroness Brighíd MacCumhal This tournament was once hosted by the Lady Rapier Community, and is now being hosted again by the same group! Bring your best fighting game to this tournament. There will be an opening challenge round, then a round robin with lots of fighting, and then a finals to determine the winner!
08-09
15:00
3.0 South Battlefield Empire of the Sun Battle Sir Ryouko'jin of Iron Skies Japanese tournament and battle.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beyond Axe, Knife, and Spear Thrown Weapons Staff "We throw anything" as long as it's safe. Time to take out your weird stuff, show it off, and share weapons.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 3 Xia: The Chinese Knight-Errant Mistress Wu Yun Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Calligraphy 101: Try a Pen for "Pretty Writing" Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Youth will try calligraphy for themselves, from a choice of hands. Students should be old enough to write legibly and treat materials well.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Roses, Part 2: How to Grow Period Roses Baron Manus MacDhai We will discuss how to plant and grow varieties of period roses. I will cover where to find period varieties, how to plant and care for them, what to do about pests (both insect and diseases), and, if there is time, propagating rose plants.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Hand-Building Pottery: Pinch Pots Thl Kerstyn Gartenierin Beginner's class. We will create small pinch pots from earthenware clay. One pot per class participant. Make-and-take.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 East Kingdom Soothsayer's Guild Meeting Lady Arastorm Meeting for current and potential guild-members of the EK Soothsayers Guild. If you scry, see, dowse, cast, foretell or otherwise say the sooth, come meet the other members. We want to find out who's in the different regions. Come ask questions if you've never heard of it before.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Flirtation à Trois: Belfiore and Petits Vriens Countess Judith de Northumbria My reconstruction of two flirtatious threesomes, Belfiore and Petits Vriens - both different than versions currently done! Intermediate level.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-09
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola (Booth 167) Tempera Grassa (fat tempera) Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Tempera Grassa is an emulsion paint using egg and oil together, used especially in the transition from pure yolk tempera to pure oil paint. This workshop will be a brief exploration of tempera grassa mixtures. Come play with eggs and oil!
08-09
16:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-09
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent How to Run Iron Commedia Sessions Baroness Sophia the Orange Iron Commedia sessions give people a taste of doing period-style commedia dell’arte plays in one day. They write a new scenario, rehearse, and perform the play within the scope of 4-6 hours. Instructions on running IC are included in Compleat Anachronist #173 and will be discussed in detail in this class.
08-09
16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Two-Handed Weapon Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This is a tournament of two-handed axe throwing.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater The One-Act Experience (Performance) Pennsic Performing Arts Watch two one-act plays performed for you with just one afternoon of rehearsal! Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Longstitch Leather Journal Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt Students will learn to create their own leather-bound journal specifically using the long stitch technique. Students will leave the class with either a completed journal or a good head start to complete it on their own. Students will receive their own set of tools to continue exploring the art of bookbinding.
08-09
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Bardic Circle for Youth Beginners Thl Elizabeth Silverloc [YouthU] Discover basic types of bardic circles in the SCA: how to participate appropriately and some acceptable songs to begin your bardic career.
08-09
17:00
2.0 Barony of Thescorre (N08) Woodworking Hand Tool Petting Zoo Thl Otelia d'Alsace Ever wonder how they managed to build amazing things before power tools? (Hint: the secret is sharpening!) Come for some hands-on experience with common sharp hand tools. Children who comprehend "sharp" welcome with a responsible adult. Feel free to come and go. If you have a hand tool (plane, spokeshave, etc.) that you are having trouble with, bring it.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Improv Dance for French Renaissance Guitar Music Lady Wenllyan Goch Enjoy the music of the late-period French Renaissance Guitar composers Adrian Le Roy, Guillaume Morlaye and more while performing easy, improvised bransles, bransles gay, tourdion, alman, pavan, and--if there's time--galliards! Hopefully, Master Johann von Solothurn will join us to provide live music and talk about each piece.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent A Bag of Renaissance Tunes Mistress Signy Dimmridaela Bring your recorder, harp, fiddle, or other melody instrument and learn hit dance tunes and song melodies of the 15th-16th centuries. Instruction will be by ear, with sheet music provided at the end of class. Recording devices welcome.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Storytelling Academy Student Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The student performance of Minerva’s Spindle's Storytelling nine-day academy from Minerva’s Spindle. During the academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-09
17:30
1.0 Great Hall Ealdormere Court Queen Breyla La Viennette Ealdormere Court.
08-09
18:00
2.0 Amphitheater Teen Theatre: Let's Tell a Story! Lady Muirenn ingen Morainn We'll work together to put on a play for parents and friends, based on a story or stories we all know and love! For ages 13-18.
08-09
18:00
2.0 Ansteorra Royal Ansteorra Royal Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Ansteorra Royal Court.
08-09
18:00
1.0 A&S 6 Game On! Medieval Board Games Lady Hugoline the Delicate Most medieval and classical board games are fairly simple to learn to play, but hard to master. Attendees will learn how to play Rota, Fox and Geese, Ming Mang,and Six Men's Morris. All attendees will leave with copies of the rules and game boards for each game, and enough game tokens to play all three games. This class is for Youths and Teens ages 11-17.
08-09
18:00
3.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Thl Grimolfr Ormalfrson Atlatl battle on the Atlatl range at the back of Thrown Weapons.
08-09
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Lady Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day, and then sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, and for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experiences necessary, all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-09
18:00
0.5 Dance Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Pre-Performance Warm-Ups Pennsic Performing Arts (Closed Rehearsal) 6 pm: Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.
08-09
18:00
3.0 Fort Middle Kingdom Court Master Scheduler Middle Kingdom Court
08-09
18:00
2.0 Northshield Royal Northshield Royal Court Duchess Kiena Stewart Northshield Royal Court.
08-09
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Recorder players from across the Known World join together to share their love for this medieval instrument and period music in concert. Join us for our second Pennsic appearance!
08-09
18:30
2.0 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Concert Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children's Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music.
08-09
19:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Royal Æthelmearc Kingdom Party Duchess Kiena Stewart Æthelmearc Kingdom Party.
08-09
19:00
1.0 A&S 1 PPF Chōyō no Sekku: Planning a Japanese Event Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Planning a high verisimilitude Japanese event in the Autumn of 2020. Technical and organizational challenges and how to solve them will be discussed. Please attend if you are interested in working at this event. There are a few team leader openings and the event is actively seeking: thespians, archers, sumo wrestlers, and food service workers. Those working in food service will be eligible for a special reduced registration rate.
08-09
19:00
1.0 A&S 4 The Art and Science of Firing Pottery Thl Kerstyn Gartenierin Turning clay into useful and durable items is an art that has been passed down from teacher to student through the ages. In this class we will discuss what happens to clay when it is fired in a kiln, types of kilns used in our period, the kiln built each year at Pennsic, and how the technology has evolved. Secrets will be revealed and methods discussed.
08-09
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-09
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-09
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-09
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Evening Activities Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Armored games.
08-09
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts "Saints and Sinners": Nutmegs & Ginger brings you new songs as well as old favorites from sacred to bawdy. Join us to celebrate the best and worst of humankind! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
21:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Lord Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt The annual party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time!
08-09
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Evening Dance: Dance Games Night Gregory Blount Come to an evening filled with games and dance! Games that are dances? Yes! Dances that are games? Yes! Games with dancers? Yes! Social, "gamified" dances! We'll have all that and more.
08-09
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts The humor and excitement of improvised 16th-century Italian commedia dell' arte brought to you by teachers and experienced actors coming together at Pennsic from across the Known World! Celebrating our 4th year! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-10
06:00
1.0 South Battlefield Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix TIME/DATE NOT FIRM. One to two hours with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule actual date/time. The dates/times in this listing are placeholders.
08-10
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Morning recovery meetings in agnostic format.
08-10
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Known World Players (KWP) Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-10
09:00
3.0 Archery Archery War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
08-10
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 East Kingdom College of Performers Annual Meeting Mistress Sol la Cantor Organizational meeting to plan College activities for the coming year.
08-10
09:00
3.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Break Down Pennsic Dance Staff Please come and help us break down the dance floor. This is an amazing resource that lets us dance all throughout War safely and happily. There's a job for every person who can come. We are generally done by noonish, so this will not take up your whole day. Thank you!
08-10
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Thrown Weapons Populace Throw Master Scheduler 1 War Point. Format: 4 passes (all at once or over multiple days); any member of the populace may participate. Description: Each pass consists of 3 targets (axe, knife, and spear). 2 weapons at each target.
08-10
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT Class: Test and Final Questions Thrown Weapons Staff Ask any final questions and take the MIT test.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Bog U Wildly Weedy Herbs Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in learning how to spot some of the herbs known to our medieval and Renaissance forebears that have escaped and become weeds here? Were they weeds at home? How are they/were they used? We'll cover probably 20 herbal invaders. Instructor will strive to bring examples of most, if not all, plants to handle.
08-10
10:00
1.5 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) PPF Reigi: Japanese Etiquette and Formal Dining Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir How Not to Embarrass Yourself in Japan. Learn the basic rules of polite society for pre-modern Japan. We all have social rules and rituals. However, these rules and rituals are often very different for different cultures. Learn (and practice) the basic rules of polite society for pre-modern Japan. Topics covered will include walking, standing and sitting, bowing, opening and closing doors, formal dining, and giving and receiving gifts. This class draws upon a 1380 Japanese etiquette instructional manual, later Japanese writings on correct dining, a sixteenth-century Portuguese account of proper behavior in Japan, and the contemporary teachings of Urasenke and Ogasawara-ryu. Shoes will be removed for the workshop. Please bring a fan with you if you have one.
08-10
10:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Combined Armoured/Rapier Siege Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: (Muster 9:30 am) 9 points total. 1 battle, fought twice as attack/defend for time. Fastest combined armored/rapier attack time wins the whole point allotment. Attackers have unlimited resurrections. Defenders have 2 resurrections for 3 total lives. This is true for both armored and rapier halves. Side that is currently behind has the option to attack or defend first. If tied, the winner of a coin flip will choose. Battle is fought in 2 stages, armored and rapier. Armored victory condition will be transport of a heavy, handled box of “explosives” to a marked “detonation zone” (DZ). East will provide the box. Box starts behind the initial resurrection line, 300’ from the DZ. Anyone carrying the box must do so with a gauntleted hand. Box “explodes” to stop time as soon as any part of the box enters the DZ. Between the initial resurrection line and the DZ are 5 left/right staggered points every 50’. These can be “flipped” to become additional resurrection points. Combat archery and siege equipment throughout, armored portion. No gleaning of arrows or siege ammunition allowed. Once the armored team stops the clock, there will be a 15-minute change-out to rapier. Rapier battle will be a castle assault. The victory condition is flipping 3 banners within the castle. There are 3 entry points to the castle: front, left, & right. Banner 1 is 50’ inside the main door. Banners 2 & 3 are 50’ outside each side entry point. Banners will have a pulley flag to be flipped. Once flipped to the attacker’s color, they cannot be flipped back to the defender’s color. The clock stops when the 3rd banner is flipped to the attacker’s color. Combatants may participate in both armored and rapier halves of the battle, provided they re-armor appropriately.
08-10
10:00
1.5 Novelty Range Æthelmearc-Sponsored Novelty Shoot Aethelmearc Archery Staff Daily novelty shoots hosted by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. These shoots will be simple fun shoots for any skill level.
08-10
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-10
10:30
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshals Closing Meeting Thrown Weapons Staff This meeting is open to all Known World Thrown Weapons marshals. Range tear-down immediately after the meeting.
08-10
11:00
2.0 Bog U Improv: Beginning to Play Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Start your path for learning improvisation theatre with some simple vocal and physical warm-up exercises!
08-10
11:30
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Tear-Down and Storage Thrown Weapons Staff Come help us tear down the range and put it away. Immediately after the Known World Marshals' Meeting.
08-10
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater Kids' Theatre: Let's Tell a Story! Lady Muirenn ingen Morainn We'll work together to put on a play for parents, based on a story or stories we all know and love! For ages 5-12. A parent must be in attendance.
08-10
12:00
2.0 Archery Archery Range Strike Master Godric of Hamtun Many hands make light work. You do not need to be a marshal to help; all are welcome. Snacks provided.
08-10
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-10
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-10
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Youth Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-10
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 48 Pennsic Performing Arts Forbidden Pennsic, a loving and fun look at Pennsic through the eyes of a newcomer, using filked Broadway songs and dance numbers. Audition materials provided.
08-10
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 5: Making KW Cooks & Bards Happen Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 5: It has been a reaaaaaally long two years since the last one (2014). What has been the holdup? Finding an appropriate site? A willing hosting group? Someone to run or staff it? Paperwork at Kingdom or Society levels? All of these things and more are potential obstacles. What can we as a community do to help make a biennial Known World Cooks and Bards a regularly occurring event? Wrapping Up: What can we improve? What’s missing? What classes do we want to see taught that aren’t? What topics do we want to discuss? How can we make the bardic arts and its class tracks even better?
08-10
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Theater Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see a culmination of Youth Theater classes displaying these students' hard work and creativity.
08-10
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The final product of the hard work and dedication of the Youth Commedia students of Pennsic War 47. Enjoy the crazy antics of your favorite characters and children, while meeting some new characters and the rising popular faces of Commedia. (Youth Commedia open rehearsals: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
08-10
19:00
4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use; KWP Performance: Backstage Overflow.
08-10
19:00
1.0 N28 Freehold/Coldwood (N28) Evening with Bill W Wulfstan Von Croop Open AA meeting. All are welcome come join us around a fire for open discussion. All addictions welcome.
08-10
20:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Hector of Troy Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Known World Players as we present an original play by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari about a noble family. War, unearthly forces and death are sturdy pillars of late-period tragic theater. What if Homer's "The Iliad" had been adapted by an Elizabethan playwright? "Hector of Troy" is an attempt to accomplish such, with mortals speaking in prose, gods conversing in iambic pentameter; honor, betrayals and misfortunes. And death. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.

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