When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-27
11:00
6.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Construction Pennsic Dance Staff Come out and help us set up the fabulous floor in the European Dance Pavilion!
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A discussion of period carts and wagons, what adaptations work to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily 'Gypsy' wagons. There are many different uses, from kitchens or showers to sleeping to 'gracious living'. Also, various building materials that work or don't work, etc. A look at my wagons and some of my neighbors after the class, and a map of others who are willing to let you look.
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover the legends and real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will deconstruct the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Service Dogs in the SCA THL Gabrielle Sendel What is a service dog? How do service dogs fit into the hobby we love and how do we adapt?
07-29
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Anglo-Saxon Kings Lady Arastorm From Offa to Harold, Redwald to Ethelred, the Kings of England gave us some of the best stories about kings ever! Just a collection of great stories about Anglo-Saxon Kings. From the earliest kings to the latest, from fighting Celts, to Vikings, to Normans, dealing with queens and saints, these guys had so much energy and wit and craziness an hour is not enough, but I'll talk fast!
07-29
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
07-29
09:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Axe, Adze, Froe, Drawknife THL Kai SaerPren Intro to use of hatchets, axes and adzes for woodworking and wood carving. Since these tools are potentially the most dangerous of any of the tools in our woodworking arsenal, I feel it is imperative that correct safe methods be introduced to our population. Selection, sharpening, handling and safety will be covered. The class will segue into the class on rendering log sections into furniture parts with the use of the froe, drawknife, shavehorse, and spokeshave
07-29
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Setup of thrown weapons range. Setup will be divided between two days.
07-29
10:00
3.0 Amphitheater Set up: Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Set up in Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: set up signs, chairs, and other necessary Performing Arts properties for classes and events.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Viking Navigation and the Sunstone Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are slowly being verified by archaeological evidence. However, the search for answers goes on. This class will present early navigational aids based on discussions with two of the experts in this field: Soren Thirslund's research on the 'Viking Compass' at the Danish National Maritime Museum and Leif Karlsen's and our own research into sunstones. The published works of Thirslund and Karlsen are available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. We provide hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
07-29
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire-wrapped jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
07-29
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Beginner Beadwork Lady Isabeau Du Valle History of beadwork within the SCA period. Techniques for beading on fabric.
07-29
10:00
3.0 A&S 11 The Melon Basket Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya Tthe melon basket is pictured in many Psalters and Books of Hours. It's a ribbed basket with God's Eyes.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Henna History and Application Lady 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.
07-29
10:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Building a Clay Oven THL Giovanni di Cellini Learn how to construct a clay (cob) oven using clay, stray, mud, sand, and recycled materials. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately for working with mud. First class day will be laying out the frame and working with wet materials. Second class day will be finishing the oven with a burn out.
07-29
10:00
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-29
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-29
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Camp Cooking Using Insulated Containers THL Isabella della Rosa Cooking slow and low is not new but lends itself to feast preparation with limited burners or large amounts of items that simply need to be held at a specific temperature. Hay boxes are insulated boxes used to cook with limited fuel and/or limited attention. This is a show and tell class. There will be examples of hay boxes, beer cooler meat finishing and rice preparation in a cooler. We will discuss temperatures, times and food safety.
07-29
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Greenland Gown Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona We will explore the fabric, patterns, and construction of the group of extant garments found in a graveyard in Greenland.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 What Kind of Viking Are You? Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of women's clothing and accessories during the Viking Age. We will discuss basic theories of dress construction and skim through the types of accessories that are appropriate. This is not a sewing class, just a survey for women who want to understand the basics.
07-29
11:00
1.5 A&S 12 Simply Plaited: 14th-Century Women's Hair Baroness Collette de Valois Theorized period methods of achieving four simple 14th-century hairstyles popular in England and France. Period archaeological and artistic examples will be shown/demonstrated. Discussion of the use of modern materials also included.
07-29
11:00
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.
07-29
11:00
1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Splitting, Riving, Shaving THL Kai SaerPren Moving on from axe safety, this class covers use of wedges, gluts, froes, riving brake, drawknife, spokeshave, and marking gauge to take split down lumps of wood and make them into usable parts.
07-29
11:00
2.0 Maison Rive (Merchant space #24) Bling on a Budget Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to use glass jewels, beads, and metal to add dignity and ostentation to clothes without going broke. From minor flourishes to full-bore excess, planning and execution, covered by instructor with 25+ years experience working with these forms of embellishment. No purchase necessary. Supplies available for purchase; prices vary depending on patterns chosen.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Wool Spinning on a Distaff, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. And if you walk around a lot..... Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle"
07-29
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 Beginning Knotwork Lady Shoshana Gryffyth Learn two ways to do basic knotwork! Starts with interlacing without erasing, and gridding-path drawing. Please bring a pencil with eraser.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Battle of Kleidon Lady Eudokia Argyre On July 29th, 1014, Emperor Basil II earned the epithet "Bulgar-Slayer" in a decisive military victory. Roman sources claimed that 15,000 Bulgars were captured and blinded, with each hundredth man left with one eye to guide the others home, and that their King died of a heart attack upon observing his army. On the 1000th anniversary of this battle, we will study the veracity of these numbers, the context of the surrounding war, the military tactics used to achieve the rout, and its strategic consequences.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Xia: The Chinese Knight-Errant THL Wu Yun Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 So Many Centuries, So Little Time Jon Lackpenny It can be overwhelming to try to decide on a time and place. The relative advantages and disadvantages of different approaches will be discussed, and how to achieve one's own particular goals within reenacting. In this class we discuss the How and Why of picking a period/persona, setting realistic goals, and then achieving them.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginning Galliards Gregory Blount The galliard is an aerobic 16th-century pan-European dance. Come learn the basics!
07-29
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
07-29
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. Juggling sets range from $5-$10.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Mead Begins with Bees Lord Mikhail Bortnikovich Class covers site selection, reference material sources, basic equipment, demonstrations on wooden ware construction. These are the things you will need before you even order your bees.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Wrap a Sari Lady Sisuile Butler Discussion of several methods of wearing that new sari.
07-29
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Intro to the ADA THL Gabrielle Sendel How the Americans with Disabilities Act works with the hobby we love. If you are autocrating an event, or just wondering what your options are under the ADA, here are ideas on what to do and how to do it, as well as what not to do and why.
07-29
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Inkle Weaving Lady Anya al-Tujjar called Kahina Learn the basics of Inkle weaving. How to warp an Inkle loom and some basic patterns such as the chain and the flower patterns. Students should bring their own loom and at least 2 colors of thread, preferably cotton.
07-29
13:00
3.0 A&S 8 Buttons: Woven in the Diagonal Ottoman Style Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou Many Ottoman buttons are threads woven on the diagonal over an oval wooden base. Come learn to make these Ottoman-style buttons. Note that there is a lot of manual dexterity and patience needed! These buttons are not easy to make. There will be a limit of 10 kits.
07-29
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Prostitution in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 A.D. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period.
07-29
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 An Introduction to the English Sonnet Viscountess Jimena Montoya A brief overview of the development of the sonnet during the English Renaissance. Although moderns frequently identify Shakespeare with the sonnet form, he was far from the only sonneteer of the Renaissance or even the most well known. The course will cover some of the major poets and developments in the sonnet tradition and work through ways to read and comprehend sonnets more easily. We’ll read poems and talk about some conventions and tropes of the genre. No previous knowledge of sonnets or Renaissance England required. A handout will be provided.
07-29
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Four-Couple English Country Dance Countess Thyra Eiriksdottir My favorite ECDs are for four couples in a square, and feature beautiful floor patterns rather than complicated steps. We'll cover Hyde Park, Faine I Would If I Could, and Dull Sir John. No experience required, but it helps.
07-29
13:00
1.0 Red List Building a Better Fighter Duke Dag Thorgrimsson Better understand the mechanics of the basic blows in SCA combat so you can adapt them to your style. Gain power and precision, while reducing fatigue and avoiding injury. This class will primarily focus on sword and shield techniques, but lessons can be applied to most weapon forms.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from trained, or less experienced, commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 I Feel Pretty and Period Lady Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A discussion of period skin care and hair care practices, both from the perspective of "What they did" as well as "What we can safely do." It is no secret that period skin care and hair care recipes often involved mercury, lead and arsenic, but there are also some great recipes and tools that Scadians can use to further their immersion into their persona.
07-29
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country A THL James Blackcloak Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn simple English Country Dances.
07-29
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Survey of Middle Eastern Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya A comparison of two basic historic dress systems for both men and women in the Near and Middle East: (1) Arabic-based tunics and wraps; and (2) Central Asian-based coats and pants, as worn by Persians, Seljuk Turks, and Ottoman Turks. Includes general history, schematic patterns for garments, some discussion of women's veils and head coverings and men's hats.
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Persian Gardens Lady Raziya Bint Rusa This class will cover the basic tenets of Persian Garden design and plants known to have been cultivated. In addition, I will offer ideas on how to translate ancient gardens into a contemporary setting.
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Being Period Is Cheap, Fun and Comfortable Jon Lackpenny In this class we will learn and share systematic methods for keeping our kits, personas, and camps authentic while limiting cost and staying safe and comfy. The How, Why, When, and What of period-correctness will be discussed. People who do not consider themselves capable of authenticity for financial or other reasons are especially encouraged to attend, as are people who may have tips to share with others. Certain periods will be discussed as examples but any period or culture can use the systematic methods that will be described.
07-29
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 16th-Century Italian A THL Margherita Battistina Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn simple, late 16th-century Italian dances. Possible dances: Contra Passo, La Castellana.
07-29
16:00
2.0 A&S 4 Finishing Woven-Wire Chains THL Gunnarr Alfljot Discussion and demonstration includes drawing the chain and various end finishes and clasps.
07-29
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Persian Culinary Plants Lady Raziya Bint Rusa There's more to cooking Persian food than the plants you find at the grocery store. Find out the range of plants in Persia that were available and edible. This class will cover a comprehensive list of cultivated and wild plants. I will also discuss US availability, accurate scientific names, and more.
07-29
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Chigi Dances THL Margherita Battistina Come learn dances from one of the earliest manuals of 16th-century Italian dances. All experience levels welcome. Possible dances: Rose E Viole, Spagnioletta, Contra Passo.
07-29
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Basic Weaving: Emphasis on Tablet Weaving THL Brigitta the Weaver Learn a few tablet weaving basics and begin weaving on pre-strung cards. Students leave with ability to reproduce simple bands on their own. Handout included in material fee. Adults or older children (age 12 and up with parent).
07-29
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive and Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), 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 do the stitch, then look at photos of widely varied extant examples.
07-29
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
07-29
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 Anglo-Saxon Herbs and Gardens Lady Arastorm What herbs did the Anglo-Saxons have available? How did they grow or collect them? How did they use them? What did they call them? How much is known about what was in the Anglo-Saxon garden, and how we can try to replicate it?
07-29
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
07-30
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Cheesemakers / Dairy Arts Day Artisans Row Blessed are the Cheesemakers who make tasty bits. Come play with us and experience some tasty, tantalizing treats. See what you can make and learn how cheese is made.
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 What IPA Can Do For the SCA Lady Katrusha Skomorokha An alphabet only has two rules to make it an alphabet. 1) Each letter has to represent a sound. 2) A single sound can not be represented by more than one letter. The problem is that as a language develops, the rules of the alphabet are broken. This is why IPA (the International Phonetic Alphabet) is such a completely amazing tool that has been used by linguists over the past 100 years. IPA, being an international alphabet, is able to transcribe the sounds made by any language at any time period. This is so important to us in our hobby because with one alphabet of symbols we can recreate the sounds of any name from any culture, and as we all learn the symbols together, we can all pronounce the names in a standardized way. There will be no more questioning, as long as the name is written in these symbols. This class is a crash course in IPA for anyone interested in pronunciations and language, focused on how helpful it would be in the SCA for heralds, wordsmiths, and performers.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Fingerloop Braiding for Beginners Lady Fionnghualla Mhic Cealleigh A hands-on class learning a 5-loop braiding technique. Useful as decoration or cording. Can be made into lanyard for site tokens!
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Plagues of Europe: Really, There Was More Than One Master Alanus of Bunghea Measles, small pox, bubonic plague and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the affected population physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically. This class focuses on the origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and long term impact on the affected populations. When early man lived in relatively isolated groups, contact between individuals was infrequent and short-lived diseases (for either the disease or the host) were not able to spread by direct contact or through intermediaries such as rats, mosquitoes, etc. As people began to live closer together in towns, later in cities, and when sanitation became more of a threat to health, transmission of diseases became easier and more common. Resistant individuals lived and the less-resistant died, thus selectively increasing resistance in the population as a whole. The gradually declining death toll seen in recurrences of a particular plague was due to an increase in resistance within the population due to several factors. Modern medical investigations indicate that the same genetic makeup that allowed some people to survive or avoid bubonic plague are the same genetic makeup that allows some people be HIV positive and not develop AIDS.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Pouch for Kids Master Seamus A hands-on class for making a leather pouch.This class is family-friendly and youth/children are encouraged to participate. Responsible adult required.
07-30
09:00
3.0 A&S 7 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.
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Researching on The Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Wood: Working with the Undead Master Hal Raeburn We will talk about the structure of the tree, processing it into lumber, and why the material continues to move afterwards. Then we will also discuss strategies for using that movement to your advantage or trying to limit the movement.
07-30
09:00
1.5 A&S 11 Event Decorating on a Shoestring Lady Scholastica Joycors Learn how to cut heraldic forms out of paper for centerpieces or wall decorations to decorate feast halls or event sites. Applications for metalwork, leather work, stained glass or clothing decorations. Ages 12 & up. Class materials supplied. Pattern book available for $20.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Anglo-Saxon Magick Lady Arastorm The Anglo-Saxons used spells, chants, amulets, runes, and other sorts of magickal techniques well after they were nominally converted to Christianity. This workshop gives an overview of the material that has survived, as what was acceptable changed from year to year and place to place in the first millennium as well as in the second.
07-30
09:00
9.0 A&S 14 ASHI Instructor Development Course, Day 1 Chirurgeon Instructor ASHI Instructor Development Course is an option that allows candidates who are interested in becoming ASHI Health and Safety Instructors to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become an Instructor. Students will also need to teach one class for certification. Class cost is $125 (total for both sessions). Limit of 10 students.
07-30
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
07-30
09:00
1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: The Handplane THL Kai SaerPren An Introduction to the setup and use of handplanes. Focus is primarily on wood-bodied planes but modern iron-bodied planes will be included. Sharpening will be briefly touched upon. Master Avery's sharpening class is recommended. Will also cover spokeshaves and drawknives
07-30
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Range Setup Thrown Weapons Staff Setup of thrown weapons range. Setup will be divided between two days.
07-30
09:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Let's shimmy and undulate, do snake arms and a figure eight... all ages, genders, styles and species welcome. www.NinaAmaya.com
07-30
10:00
1.5 A&S 3 Pimp Your Wagon Lady Ingunn Halldorsdottir Learn how to design and create a cover to disguise your radio flyer wagon or garden cart to make it look more acceptable at events.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 11th-16th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of 11th-14th C, and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 15th-16th C. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own. I have just produced some Youtube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle".
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 Harp Techniques Mistress Faioltigearna Muirinn niArtain Techniques to improve strength, speed, tone and musicality. Historical information about harps, the men and women who played them, and their music. Useful for all harpers, complete beginner to advanced. Learn how to get more out of your instrument and practice time, as well as practical approaches to performing. This is one of a 3-part course. We will build on information from each class, but students are not required to attend all three. Feel free to contact teacher in advance if you cannot attend first class.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Abbess Hildegard: A Female Voice in a Male World Master Victor of Shrewsbury Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century German abbess, was a mystic and theologian, a musician and physician, a playwright and poet, and a – sometimes unbidden – advisor to kings and popes. This class delves into the life and works of this forthright and fascinating woman.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Temari Ball Bases: Japanese Embroidery Balls Lady Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Temari dates to about 800 CE. They are based on simple geometry (almost no math needed) and wrapped, stitched, or woven to form patterns over the whole ball. This is a great art for the impatient, as each stitch visibly develops the pattern, and you can easily pick it up or put it down at any time. Best of all, they are impressive out of all proportion with how easy they are! The class will cover basic construction of the ball base. Bring your ball to the second class to learn to stitch it.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance Lady Rebecca da Firenze It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages. Note: Any youth under 12 requires a responsible adult present.
07-30
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
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1.5 Outside University-Battlefield Tent (Battlefield) Armor Extrication Chirurgeon Instructor Learn how to remove armor without injuring yourself, the fighter, or the armor and when to use it (splinting/support). This class will cover the assorted types of armor used in all adult and youth SCA martial activities. While the class is directed towards first aid providers, it is useful knowledge for anyone who may be assisting armored individuals. The logic presented here can also be applied to complex garb. This class will be part classroom and part walking tour of the combat areas. Volunteers will provide you the opportunity get hands-on practice during the class.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Christmas (Music) in July Lady Siri Toivosdotter Bring your singing voice or instrument to a music-reading session featuring SCA-period Christmas/Yule music for 12th Night or Wassail. Public domain music, handout provided, no charge. This class is a repeat from Pennsic 42.
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10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
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1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Saws, the Care and Use of THL Kai SaerPren Saw basics, what to look for in a saw, how to select a saw, using the saw, overview of sharpening a saw. Also covers cutting stock to size and making joints.
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1.0 A&S 1 A History of Silver Stain and Stained Glass Lord Brynn Herleifsson A discussion of the history and use of silver stain, period formulas for it, and a display comparing stains. A few samples may be available.
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1.0 A&S 4 Cheese from a Gallon of Milk THL Isabella della Rosa A variety of cheeses, such as fresh cheese, mozzarella, and panier can be made From a gallon of milk. When adding rennet you add types like cottage cheese, muenster, feta, or cream cheese. Fresh cheese with herbs will be made in class.
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1.5 A&S 6 Tips, Tricks and Toddlers Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed A parents' guide on how to survive and enjoy the SCA with young children. The last part of class will be a roundtable discussion on positive ideas for problems. The class can also focus on tweenagers, if there is a need. While children are welcome, this class will focus on helping parents.
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2.0 A&S 10 Grooming: Medieval-Style Lady Heodez De Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
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1.0 Dance Tent The Shady Valley of Bizarre Love THL Henry of Maldon We'll be doing two dances, Ombrosa Valle from Caroso, and Bizzarria d'Amore from Negri, according to the teacher's current reconstructions.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Choral Conducting Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Taught by a past Pennsic Choir director, this class covers conducting patterns, cueing, finding and fixing errors, and choral leadership. Participants will sing and direct the other students in a choral piece, with assistance and advice from the instructor.
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1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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1.0 A&S 3 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. How it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
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2.0 A&S 5 Runes: The Elder & Anglo-Saxon/Frisian Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the earliest identifiable runic inscriptions to their decline, the Elder and the Anglo-Saxon/Frisian were the commonly used characters in epigraphic inscriptions. We will look at rune origins and meanings, use in trade and identifying goods, codes and cyphers, magic, and regional variations, and the bracteate tradition, as well as other venues.
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1.0 A&S 8 Three Pies from Christorforo's Kitchen Master Basilius Phocas German-style apple pie, peach pie, and a veal pie from the 1549 cookbook the Banchetti by Christoforo Messisbugo.
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1.0 A&S 9 Scottish Choral & Vocal Music Under the Stewarts Lord Cailin mac Aindréis 12th-16th century, sacred and secular, choral and vocal, pre- and post-Reformation. Sources and singing through the KW Choir music.
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1.0 A&S 13 Braies and Chausses for the Practical Reenactor Jon Lackpenny This class is for affordably recreating the world depicted in the Maciejowski Bible. General methods for recreating clothes, camps, weapons and armor will be discussed in detail, along with areas for further research. Anyone with a late 11th- to early 14th-Century persona is encouraged to attend. Cheap, easy, and highly authentic methods for recreating braies will be shown which more accurately recreate what we see in primary sources and which are much more practical for real-life use than other proposed reconstructions.
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1.0 Dance Tent Alman All The Time Lady Gianna Vettori Explore the Inns of Court and (nearly) all the almans on the set lists! Black, Lorayne, Madam Sosilia's, New, and Queen's Almans.
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1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Making Joints THL Kai SaerPren An introduction to setting out and cutting common woodworking joints. Brings together axe, drawknife, saws, squares, straight edges, marking gauges, knives, chisels and nearly everything else to cut your most common woodworking joints.
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6.0 Okewode Hall (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.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
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1.0 Touch The Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
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4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The AEthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
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1.0 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. Juggling sets range from $5-$10.
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1.0 A&S 1 Throw Away Your Wristwatch: Basic and Advanced Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Basic course (first 10 minutes) teaches several ways to tell time. Advanced course delves into the science and teaches more ways to tell time so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
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1.0 A&S 2 Japanese Ink Painting Lady Artemisia Voltera Basic overview and hands-on introduction of how to make Japanese ink paintings with materials you might already have in your scribal bag...and beyond.
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2.0 A&S 3 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
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1.0 A&S 9 Beginnings of Polyphony Lady Margretha La Fauvelle A timeline review of the beginnings and evolution of polyphony in Western music from its first appearance to Ars Antiqua.
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1.0 A&S 11 Henna 101 THL Asalah al-Hina A hands-on beginner look at henna history, application, and design. Participants will receive an instructional handout and henna cone.
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1.0 A&S 12 Demystifying the SCA Kitchen Lady isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte Decoding period recipes. Understanding basic concepts of period cooking. How to organize from planning and shopping to follow through.
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1.0 A&S 13 Scented Waters: Early Perfumes You Can Make Lady Heodez De Talento Minottoi Explores the various scented waters found in Renaissance cosmetics handbooks. Here you can learn to make perfumes for a variety of uses.
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2.0 A&S 15 Heiho Okugisho by Yamamoto Kansuke Lord Obata Torayoshi A look at the Heiho Okugisho, the book of strategy by Yamamoto Kunsuke, a famous 16th-century samurai strategist.
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1.0 Dance Tent Furioso all'Italiano Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Furioso all'Italiano, a 16th-C Italian dance for sets of three couples. Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
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1.0 Red List Building a Better Fighter Duke Dag Thorgrimsson Better understand the mechanics of the basic blows in SCA combat so you can adapt them to your style. Gain power and precision, while reducing fatigue and avoiding injury. This class will primarily focus on sword and shield techniques, but lessons can be applied to most weapon forms.
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1.0 A&S 1 The Social - A Recurring Non-Activity Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid Modeled after something seen in the Canton of Whyt Whey some years ago, the Canton of Black Icorndall started a weekly "Canton Social" which has proven to be very successful in terms of general socializing, encouraging niche or not-quite-SCA (even non-SCA) activities as well as serving as a staging ground to relaunch a regional fighter practice, rekindle dance practice and more. It also serves as a good venue for newcomers, with so much going on. Join us for a discussion of the model, our successes, some things to watch out for and more!
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1.0 A&S 2 Intermediate Heraldic Research Roundtable Lady Lillia de Vaux Where do you go when the usual sources just don't have what you need? Have skills you'd like to pass on to newer heralds? Come share your favorite sources and research tips in a roundtable format. Intended for heralds of all experience levels. Handout provided.
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1.0 A&S 4 Silversmithing on a Budget THL Gunnarr Alfljot A survey of minimum tools required to get started working with nonferrous metals for jewelry and small metal work.
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1.0 A&S 5 Beginning Bottom-Whorl Drop Spindle THL Brigitta the Weaver Create unique yarns on the bottom-whorl drop spindle. Spinning, plying, and helpful process tips will be discussed. Use 'student spindles' during class, or bring your own spindle. Adults or older children (age 12 and up with parent).
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2.0 A&S 11 15th-Century Two-Tailed Cap, or "Flemish Kerchief" Baroness Sylvie la chardonniere Come and learn to make a 15th-century woman’s cap, based on the images from the late 15th-century. Class will discuss images and will start hand-sewing a cap. Fee includes needle, linen and thread for cap as well as handout.
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1.5 A&S 12 Simply Plaited: 14th-Century Women's Hair Baroness Collette de Valois Theorized period methods of achieving four simple 14th-century hairstyles popular in England and France. Period archaeological and artistic examples will be shown/demonstrated. Discussion of the use of modern materials also included.
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1.0 A&S 13 History and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries THL Wu Yun Join us for an examination of "The Hunt for the Unicorn", 15th-century Flemish tapestries widely regarded as the best example of tapestries of the age. Why does the unicorn lack ears in one tapestry? What happened to the pieces of the fifth tapestry? Where are they now? All these and more will be answered.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner A Gregory Blount 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!
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent The Minimalist Bard Book Lady Maeve Ronan Discussion of the top 20 songs/song types for any bard's book. Whether you are around a campfire, performing for royalty, joining in a competition, or singing in the shower, these few pieces will have you ready for anything, bardically speaking.
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1.0 A&S 1 Beyond Brewing: Vinegar Lady Eilon bat Miriam Learn some history about vinegar, how to use it and, most importantly, how to make it at home. Limited handouts; the information will be available online after Pennsic. Bring a spoon to class to get a taste of homemade vinegar while samples last.
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1.0 A&S 2 Easy Heraldic Standards Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia The design of period-style SCA heraldic standards, and directions for how to make them with inexpensive materials. These are appropriate for display from a pole or from the tops of tents.
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2.0 A&S 4 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools THL Gunnarr Alfljot Survey and demonstration of the use of tools from the "Silversmithing on a Budget" class. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included.
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1.0 A&S 5 Talking to Modern People: How to Interpret History Jon Lackpenny We discuss how to make our hobby, historical topics, and of course our neat reenacting toys, accessible to audiences at recruitment events and other public venues. Topics covered will be how to organize your presentation material, keeping the presentation fun/engaging, and relating to non-historians. Instructor has 10 years of museum education experience.
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1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Buddhist and Hindu Icons and Symbolism Lord Lucas Livingston Learn the many meanings, myths, and messages behind the multi-armed, many-headed gods and goddesses of the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Meet gilded gods and holy hermits in the collection of the Art Institue of Chicago. How did Ganesha get his elephant head? How do you tell a Buddha from a Bodhisattva? What's an avatar, anyway? And find out the difference between yantra, mantra, and tantra, oh my!
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1.5 A&S 13 The Courtly Art of Compliments Viscountess Jimena Montoya A brief overview of the origin and history of courtly love, and an explanation of how to use courtly love principles to create period-style compliments for use in the SCA and to deal with being complimented. We will look at period ideas about the role of the suitor and the role of the courtly love object and discuss how these ideas can be applied to complimenting and being complimented in the modern SCA. Also included will be a brief discussion of "when handkissers attack" that covers modes of dealing politely with unwelcome attentions. A handout will be provided.
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2.0 A&S 15 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.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian A Countess Thyra Eiriksdottir Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy.
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2.0 Gunnery Point Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+.
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3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Participants perform a piece of their choosing, 3 to 5 minutes long. They receive personal feedback and attention to enhance performance skills.
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent ISIS Wings & Bellydance Veil Jowhara Ancient Bellydance myth meets contemporary pizazz with ISIS wings. Wear your wings & bring your veils. You will learn Egyptian Style bellydance routines and also improvise with ISIS wings and veils.
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1.0 A&S 1 The German Renaissance Wardrobe: What Was Worn Baroness Genoveva von Lübeck Learn about the types of clothing and accessories worn by men and women in 16th-century Germany (approx. 1515-1560). Samples to touch and dolls to dress. Handout packet with patterns also available to take home for $1. Those with German Ren dress are encouraged to come and show off their garb so we can all learn from one another.
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1.5 A&S 3 Russian Sarafans and Short Jackets Baroness Tatiana Ivanovna of Birchwood Womens' regional dresses and short jackets; overview of styles and pattern layouts for cutout and construction.
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2.0 A&S 5 Beginning Mead Brewing Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise Brewing mead for those who have not done so before or have very little experience. We will be covering the basic process and equipment for your first few batches. Over 21 only.
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1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
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1.0 Dance Tent Basic Italian Dances for the Balls of Pennsic THL sionn, the lost Come learn some of the common dances to be done at several of the balls at Pennsic. Included are Petit Rose, Petite Vriens, Amoroso and Anello.
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4.0 Artisan's Row B Fingerloop Gathering Artisans Row Come out for an evening of socializing, information exchange, practice, tips and tricks of this art. Anyone is welcome--beginners on up. Various sources will be available to browse. We might even try multiple-person structures if we are brave enough. Sponsored by the Fingerlooping Group on FB.
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1.0 A&S 1 Kumihimo: Complex Japanese Braids in Period Lady Fujinami no Kaede This is a lecture class giving an overview of period kumihimo, including a discussion of the different construction techniques and how the braids were used.
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1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
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1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
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0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
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1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Introduction to Runes Lady Arastorm Runes are a system of writing that is now best known as a tool for divination, but has been more, from basic communication to magickal practice. This workshop will give an overview of what the runes have been and can be, and give you direction on how to proceed in your studies.
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2.0 A&S 5 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.
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1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting - Any Level Lady Moll Sotherden Want to learn how to cut glass? Know how to cut glass and wish to take your skills to the next level? Make time for this class! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
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1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
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2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
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7.0 Artisan's Row A Making a Leather Helm Crest Artisans Row Learn through demonstration how to make an attachable parade helmet crest out of leather with heraldic painted designs using period pigments and techniques.
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7.0 Artisan's Row B Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
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7.0 Artisan's Row C Music Day Artisans Row Come and make music. Instrumental and vocal performers welcome. Novices, interested folk as well as experienced, all are welcome.
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2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Conflict Checking Mistress Elsbeth Anne Roth The basics for the rules the heralds use to determine if two pieces of armory are too close or not, and methods for finding conflicts. This is not the one using the complex conflict checking form although there will be some discussion related to it.
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2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
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2.0 A&S 4 Twisties and Complex Decoration Mistress Adelicia of Cumbria You've made your beads; now decorate them. Learn about different techniques to make twisted stringers and then apply them to different shapes of beads.
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1.0 A&S 5 Roses Then and Now Lord Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
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2.0 A&S 6 Baby Carrier Survival Guide Lady Dianimh Ban Babywearing 101 to advanced. Do you want to use a carrier at Pennsic but just can't "get" it? We have learned over time that holding your baby is good for them - and you. We have also experienced a baby that wants to be in arms most of the time. A quality carrier or a simple piece of cloth can give you that extra pair of hands you always think about. We will talk about historical carriers, extreme temperature baby-wearing, and how women managed in the hot fields world-wide and wore their baby. Expect lots of hands-on. You will learn new baby-wearing skills. Bring your carrier. I will be able to trouble shoot with you and show you how to be more comfortable with it. If your baby is fussy in a carrier, we can work together and see if there is a way he/she DOES like to be worn. While I will discuss historical carriers and babywearing in hot temperatures, trouble-shooting and getting everyone comfortable with a carrier is the focus of this class. This class was slotted for 2 hours; you can come any time even if the class is going on. Bring a flash drive to download my information.
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3.0 A&S 7 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
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1.0 A&S 8 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a later Muslim.
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1.0 A&S 11 Fishing Forsoothly Mistress Anthoinette de Martel Recreational fishing today is a reflection of what people have done for centuries. Books were written in the 15th and 16th centuries that describe in detail the equipment, fishing techniques, baits, comportment and even clothing of the proper fisher.
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1.0 A&S 12 High Magick in the Middle Ages Lady Arastorm What kind of magick was actually practiced during the Dark and Middle Ages? Most people have a general idea of medieval witches and wizards from fairy tales, and stories of the “burning times” (which was actually after the Renaissance). What types of magick were really used from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance? Sources from the pre-Christian era to the new “natural science”.
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10.0 A&S 14 ASHI Instructor Development Course, Day 2 Chirurgeon Instructor ASHI Instructor Development Course is an option that allows candidates who are interested in becoming ASHI Health and Safety Instructors to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become an Instructor. Students will also need to teach one class for certification. Both sessions are required for certification. Class cost is $100 (total for both sessions). Class cost is $125 (total for both sessions). Limit of 10 students.
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1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Enchant with Your Dance: Performance Track Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills How to be an enchanting and memorable performer. Mesmerize your audience as you take them on a journey. Exercises in breath, movement, stillness, emotion, weight, tension... Use the moves you know to best effect. Write a visual poem in dance!
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2.0 A&S 5 Making "Rising Sun" Viking Murrini Master Sigulf Karlnar Learn to make the "rising sun"-style murrini found on many Norse beads, with hands-on glass work. Make a cane of murrini you will take with you to use on your own bead creations. This is an intermediate level class, so some lampworking experience is necessary. Sleeves must be tight or tied up, no open-toed shoes, and hair must be short or tied back; natural fiber clothing recommended.
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1.5 A&S 13 Intoduction to Labyrinths Lord Ambros Kyrielle It matters not if you are Tudor or Turk, Norseman or Nepalese, Breton or Borgia, labyrinths are a part of your world. Topics covered are "What is a labyrinth?" ; categories and types; how to draw one; and a whirlwind tour of labyrinths in period. From storytelling devices to dancing floors, from monster trap to heavenly road the labyrinth has meant many things to many peoples. Brought to you by "That Chalk Labyrinth Guy."
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10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Stitching Temari: Kiku Pattern Lady Ghazalah al-Badriyyah This class builds on the base creation class and teaches how to mark and stitch the kiku, or chrysanthemum stitch and pattern. Bring your completed ball base from the first class or bring your own.
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10:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Building a Clay Oven THL Giovanni di Cellini Learn how to construct a clay (cob) oven using clay, stray, mud, sand, and recycled materials. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately for working with mud. First class day will be laying out the frame and working with wet materials. Second class day will be finishing the oven with a burn out.
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10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing With Children Mistress Emma Danskona It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages
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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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5.0 Good Friends Camp (usually N-01 on St. Lawrence Way) 16th-Century Limp Book Binding (Chain Stitch) Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn An all-day class on how to make a 16th-century limp vellum-covered book with decorative chain-stitched exposed spine. Some embroidery skills are required to do this decorative spine, but no prior bookbinding knowledge is required. All tools are loaned by the instructor, but students can bring at least 3 matching beads (no larger than 10mm) for the ties.
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10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
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10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
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10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
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10:00
2.0 Rapier Field Early Bird Tournament Master Maximilian der Zauberer Pick fights, take names and get acquainted. The purpose of this tourney isn't to win the most bouts, but to find the most interesting facts about your opponents. "More talk! Less fighting!" Who will the MICs give the bird to this year?
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10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn how to throw, 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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10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
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10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
07-31
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Drum Solo Choreography Lady Sahar de Valencia “Slave to the Rhythm”: A Nubianesk drum solo choreography by Aziza.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Cartridge Pleating: How and Where Mistress Nicolette Bonhomme German Ren and English Tudor skirts; also later period styles. See and touch examples of each stage of the process. Handout w/examples. Beginners ok.
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11:00
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.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling for Byzantine Lord Nero Camulus A persona-focused introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the Byzantine style of enameling. Will have finished item. Max of 6 participants.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 8 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
2.0 Dance Tent English Country Dances: Miscellaneous THL Henry of Maldon All dances reconstructed by the teacher from Playford and/or Sloane; may include Parsons Farewell, Nonesuch, Whirligig, Lady Cullen.
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12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Interrogating Your Museum Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot It's time to get more out of your museum. Find out what to ask, who to ask, and what to do with the answers once you have them.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Armory: Function and Design Baroness Gisela vom Kreuzbach The SCA never requires you to register any armory. Ever. You can use whatever you want painted, embroidered or chiseled on anything you wish. However, if you want something reasonably accurate to history and something that will pass Laurel's scrutiny, there are standards to be met, reasons for the rules. We'll talk about what our ancestors generally did, what the SCA does and allows and how to find something that will tell the world you are present.
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12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Combat Archery Tactics from The Senryaku THL Morien MacBain A survey of stratagems and training methods for combat archers drawn from a classic of period strategy, with discussion of equipment and doctrine.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Imperial Roman Hair Styling Lady Jael ben Ari A hands-on class showing how to recreate several Roman hairstyles using period technique. (Kits available)
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1.0 A&S 6 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Viking Ornamentation: Viking Treasure Necklace THL Brigitta the Weaver Participants review historical evidence, then create their own Viking-era treasure necklace. You may wish to bring one focal bead, medallion, or Thor's hammer. Small site tokens also work well. Or just come string beads with Brigitta! Adults or older children (age 12 and up with parent).
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12:00
1.0 A&S 8 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in persona, based on period sources.
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2.0 A&S 12 Sex in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a section on sex crimes. Handouts are limited, but I will also have CDs of the material for $1.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Fingerloop Braiding for Beginners Lady Fionnghualla Mhic Cealleigh A hands-on class learning a 5-loop braiding technique. Useful as decoration or cording. Can be made into lanyard for site tokens!
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12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater - Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time creating a staged reading of ʺThe Tale of Righteous Robin Hood.ʺ This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 8/1 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30pm.
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12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
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12:00
2.0 The Little Dragons Hoard Leather Crafting Round Table Kashmire Cel Vidra A gathering with the intent to share knowledge of working leather in its many forms. All experience levels welcome.
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12:00
1.0 Thunder Keep (N31) Early Period Fire Starting Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Introduction to basic fire starting using flint and steel along with natural items found in the local area. Primarily focused on Viking Era and how we can include this skill in our SCA and re-enactment settings. It will also include a history of primitive fire starting, what items were used, and how it has evolved. This is a hands-on class.
07-31
12:30
1.5 A&S 9 From Text to Voice Lord Maraha Kahanikar Traditional stories from around the world have been recorded in writing, but the forms used by writers differ from those we use orally. This class addresses reasons why writers' versions vary from both the oral forms and each other, and how to give them voice. Students will have opportunity to retell stories during class; books will be available for reference but you are welcome and encouraged to bring a story you'd like to play with.
07-31
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
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13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The AEthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
07-31
13:00
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, ranging from $5-$10.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beyond the Rod: Beads from Other Glass Sources Master Sigulf Karlnar Learn to make beads using materials other than glass rod: stained glass sheet strips, pieces, cullet (chunks), and smalti (tesserae or mosaic pieces). Learn to break up chunks for frit, and how to make a bead with it. This is an advanced class so lampworking knowledge is vital. Eye protection required; safety glasses are fine. Sleeves must be tight or tied up, no open-toed shoes, and hair must be short or tied back; natural fiber clothing recommended.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Children's Clothing That Fits and Lasts Lady Astridr Beiskaldi Babies and toddlers have unusual proportions and grow like weeds. The Eura dress solves the "giant head, tiny shoulders" problem without the use of buttons or ties, while also allowing for a year or two of growth.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Christoforo's Wonderful Pastries Master Basilius Phocas A German pastry stuffed with a French custard and a cloak-shaped pastry from the 1549 Italian cookbook Banchetti by Cristoforo di Messisbugo.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 8 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 ten years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Period Mustards THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple mustard.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Cheese Recipes from 16th-Century Italy Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad Instructions for making cheese are rare in the SCA period, yet 16th-century Italian sources have them. I will be sharing instructions for making cheese and other dairy items taken from period sources. In addition, 16th-century Italian cheese varieties and their use in recipes and menus will be covered. Please note, I am not a cheesemaker, I am a cook. So if you want to volunteer to make cheese based on these instructions to share with the class, please contact me.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 15 Samurai Style: Momoyama (1568-1600) Lord Obata Torayoshi A look at men's clothing and accessories in the Momoyama era (focusing on men), including wearing of swords and other weapons.
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13:00
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.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerque Baron Brusten de Bearsul A short intro to one of the most prevalent board games in period, alquerque was played at least as long ago as 1400 BC and as late as 1600. It was played from Egypt to England
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13:00
1.0 Red List Building a Better Fighter Duke Dag Thorgrimsson Better understand the mechanics of the basic blows in SCA combat so you can adapt them to your style. Gain power and precision, while reducing fatigue and avoiding injury. This class will primarily focus on sword and shield techniques, but lessons can be applied to most weapon forms.
07-31
14:00
3.0 Amphitheater Open Reading: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Michael of York Come read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with us; we've broken the poem into numerous parts and we will assign them to people that show up for the reading. Feel free to bring your own copy of any translation; all are accepted. We will start promptly and run straight through to the end.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Cutting a Quill Pen THL Estelle de la Mer Learn how to take a plain feather and turn it into an instrument of writing. Sharp knives will be used; ages 10-14 need parental supervision.
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14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the late Vendel period through medieval times (and actually in some regions of northern Norway and Sweden into the 20th century), younger futhark runes were pretty much cut-down versions derived from the Elder Futhark. We will look at the many variations not only in individual futharks, but regional variants in individual characters, rune names and meanings, pagan and Christian rune magic, mercantile usage, quickie notes scratched on slips of wood (Viking period Post-Its), memorial stones, codes and cyphers, "handwriting" variants, and lots more.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Children's Hood Making Lady Arabella Grant Geared for children ages 10 and under, come and make your very own fleece hood to help keep you warm on those cold nights. All you need is to bring an adult with you to help you when needed to sew the two necessary seams. Instruction is given as are all needed supplies. This class is family-friendly and youth/children are encouraged to participate.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 7 European Sausage in SCA Periods Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of the types of sausages made in SCA periods in Europe, condiments/sauces that were served with them, and discussion and tips for replicating these types of sausages at home in your kitchen. Free hand-out with extensive bibliography.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Some Simple Period Sauces THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces, with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple sauce.
07-31
14:00
2.0 A&S 13 Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to warp one on a smaller and more human scale. We'll be working in pairs, with space for up to 12 people working hands-on. We'll have a follow-up class with hands-on practice weaving on the warp we've created.
07-31
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Measures A Pennsic Dance Staff Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn simple middle class dances from Elizabethan England.
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14:00
2.0 Dragonship Haven (B08) Stuff It Lady isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte Different cultural and/or historical versions of filled pasta from dough to fillings.
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14:00
1.0 Guild Mirandola Gilding for Wood Simplified Master Hal Raeburn Oil gilding on wood can be used for furniture and panels. The class will cover period and modern techniques used to do metal gilding, including gold, composite gold (brass), silver, and copper. The class will be held at Guild Mirandola in Merchant Row.
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14:00
1.0 North Battlefield 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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14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater - Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre providers a low stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of a new play, "Strategos Arestes (Soldier of Honor)" by fellow SCAdian Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari. This is a play based on Homer's The Iliad. This will be a staged reading of the play. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 8/1 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00pm. An opportunity to meet the author and cast of the play to follow the performance.
07-31
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that are not in the kitchen.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Choosing An SCA-Registerable Name Baroness Gisela vom Kreuzbach Names are important. They are often the first thing other people have to form an opinion of us. We can invest a lot of time and emotion in coming up with a name. However, if it doesn't follow reasonable historical practice or general SCA standards, it won't be registered. In this class we'll discuss what the SCA requires in a name, what was generally historically done, and how to avoid heartache over your desired name.
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15:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling for Saxons Lord Nero Camulus A persona-focused introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the Anglo-Saxon style of enameling. If you have wire working tools, please bring them along.Will have finished item. Max of 6 participants.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover the legends and real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will deconstruct the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
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15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Lay Forth the Gown: a French Wardrobe in 1532 Lady Marguerite d'Honfleur Come explore an extant 1532 inventory of the French Queen. See what types of garments and fabrics French noblewomen of this time were wearing.
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15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Archaeology of the Vikings Lord Michael of Safita Viking material culture in the context of both burials and habitation sites in Sweden and Norway. Will include evidence for diet, metalwork, pottery, glass and textiles. Taught by two professional archaeologists. See: http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/Viking.html
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15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Bransles A Lady Rebecca da Firenze Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun bransles from 16th-century France. Planned dances include Washerwoman's Bransle, Peas Bransle and probably Horses' Bransle!
07-31
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review board games previously taught and provide opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
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15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Sources for Islamic Persona: A Discussion Master Cariadoc Anyone with such a persona, interested in developing one, or with suggestions of how to develop one, is welcome to join in.
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15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
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15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
07-31
16:00
2.0 A&S 1 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indic languages (including Sanskrit, post-period). While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for the others. There will be examples in Hindi. Please bring a writing utensil which makes a dark, easily-visible line. This is not a calligraphy class. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Building Scrolls Without a Book of Hours Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot What? No Book of Hours? Yes! Learn how to use period artwork to build scrolls and break into a new area of creativity.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Design a Sweet Bag Lady Ester Pickering This class will review period examples of Elizabethan sweet bags, look at their design, construction, stitches and materials used. The class includes a bibliography of references, sources for materials and a design booklet to get you started.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Ancient Art of Drink or How to be an Ass in Athens Lord Lucas Livingston Raise your rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece. See how the ancient culture of drink left its mark on medieval and modern times. We’ll delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning, and explore exquisite works of ancient art celebrating the drinking culture from King Tut’s tomb, Agamemnon’s Mycenae, Plato’s Athens, and more. BYOB! Note: over 21 only.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 13 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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16:00
1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
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16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Storytime with Arbeau Lady Gianna Vettori Having trouble learning all the bransles!? Storytime with Arbeau uses mnemonics - tricks and stories to help keep straight many of the bransles. Dances may include Aridan, Cassandra, Charlotte, Clog, Hermits, Horses, Montard, Pease, Pinigay, and Washerwoman's as time permits.
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16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Sophia dellaMirandola 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 and paper. All materials included.
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16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Vocal Techniques for Singers, Bards, Storytellers Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Learn proper breathing, vocal exercises, projection techniques, and how to care for your voice. Singing and public speaking involve your whole body. Learn to do it the right way so you can do it for a lifetime!
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17:00
1.5 Archery Tent Target Archery Marshals' Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will a target archery marshals meeting in the marshals' tent on the archery range. There will also be an archery marshals' meeting on Sunday, August 3, at 5 pm, for all those marshals who did not or could not make the meeting on Thursday.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from trained, or less experienced, commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 4 Making Your Own Soapstone Glass Molds Lady Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh In period, people could not order cool glass molds or tools from the local Internet website. Instead, they made their own. Come and learn how to make and use your own soapstone glass molds! This class is recommended for those already comfortable with basic beadmaking.
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17:00
1.5 A&S 8 Russian Men's Rubashki and Porti Baroness Tatiana Ivanovna of Birchwood Overview of men's shirts and trousers: regional overviews, construction tips and garment layout guidelines.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 12 Longball, a Precursor to Baseball Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk Stick and ball games are found in many medieval illuminations, and longball may have been one of them. Join us as we explain and play the game.
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17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
07-31
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent La Figlia Guglielmina THL sionn, the lost This is a complex and exquisite dance of late 15th-century Italy. It is based on a popular song of the day. The dance tells a story--but do you read the same story as I do? The dance will be taught but, if there is time and inclination, the reconstruction used and alternative reconstructions may be discussed.
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18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Glass Fusing for Total Beginners Lady Moll Sotherden This class, which covers introductory glass fusing, is very, very basic. It is geared toward total beginners with no glass experience. Students will learn basic terminology as well as assemble a small piece to be fused on site.
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18:00
1.0 A&S 5 Brewing and Experimental Archaeology Lord 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 "poignant" mead). Brave adults (over 21) only.
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19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
07-31
19:00
1.5 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
07-31
20:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Oil Lamps Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oils were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safe oil lamps still are! Learn how to camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. New this year, a brief mention of 'fat' lamps will be included.
08-01
08:00
2.5 Chirurgeons' Point 2nd Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: this is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome.
08-01
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-01
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-01
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Scientific Instruments Day Artisans Row For those of us who like to put the science into Arts and Sciences, Artisans' Row at Pennsic this year will have a day devoted to the scientific instruments and tools of medieval science. There will be teaching and demonstrations of astrolabes, quadrants, sundials and many other devices.
08-01
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Painting Studio Day Artisans Row All-day demonstrations and display of different mediums, supports and tools; hands-on pigment making; camera lucida and camera obscura as well as Q & A and troubleshooting of any problems with canvas, paper, parchment, metal or wood. Hands-on egg tempera starts at noon with tests on different types of eggs and trying out different types of hair brushes. Rocks available for grinding and will be happy to teach how to make any pigment to any grind, including : oil, gouache, sandarac, encostic and frit. Come to work, come to play or bring something to work on and come to chat.
08-01
09:00
1.5 A&S 1 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials THL Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Elizabethan Polychrome Embroidery Lady Ester Pickering This practical session will teach the student the basics of working with silk and metal threads. The kit will produce a Tudor rose learning the following stitches: tent stitch in silk, reverse chain using metal thread, and the 4-legged spider using metal thread. The class comes with a printed handout and kit to practice stitches. Please bring your own embroidery hoop and scissors if you have them. Loaners are available if not. Auditors with their own equipment are welcome.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 65 Silk Road Beads Lord Henry of Stone Hill Keep This project is based on information published in the paper: “Silk Road Glass in Xinjang, China: Chemical Compositional Analysis and Interpretation Using a High-Resolution Portable XRF Spectrometer.” The original 65 beads date from 474 BCE to 907 CE. We will discuss ideas on reproducing these beads, and will conclude with hands-on beadwork at the torches.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 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.
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 7 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
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a form of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziplock bag, can be done in the car, or at court!
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Copper-Etched Needle Cases Mistress Beatrix Alfray Using ferric chloride to etch copper tubing to make needle cases. Students will learn the technique to prepare, etch and finish metals for etching and the process of using chemicals to etch copper and brass. Other methods for etching will also be discussed.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Low Magick in the Middle Ages Lady Arastorm What kind of magick was actually practiced during the Dark and Middle Ages? This is the other half of the High Magick workshop (q.v.); in this I cover the magick of the common people, the attitudes toward witchcraft and witches, and the magick people used that wasn’t considered "witchy", but was usually anti-witch, or fairy magick.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Embroidery - How Do I Do That!?! Lady Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come out and learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. We'll finish class by decorating a small, wool, needle book!
08-01
09:00
7.0 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-01
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-01
09:00
4.0 Spin Weave & Burn (Street of Gold) Basic Coining Viscount Chandra Panthi Striking basic coins from punched dies. Die preparation, creating punches, using those punches to make dies, and striking coins. Somewhat messy.
08-01
09:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Favorite Combinations Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Combinations and bits of choreographies you can use in your own dances! www.NinaAmaya.com
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire-wrapped jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
08-01
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 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 online access codes and background information.
08-01
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 Harp Techniques Mistress Faioltigearna Muirinn niArtain Techniques to improve strength, speed, tone and musicality. Historical information about harps, the men and women who played them, and their music. Useful for all harpers, complete beginner to advanced. Learn how to get more out of your instrument and practice time, as well as practical approaches to performing. This is one of a 3-part course. We will build on information from each class, but students are not required to attend all three. Feel free to contact teacher in advance if you cannot attend first class.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking: The Next Step... Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Taking your basic Viking/Norse to the next level. How to make small changes to polish your overall Norse look. This class includes accessories and covers head to toe. Male and female attire will be covered. This is not a sewing or persona-specific class.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Fun Circle and Line Dances! THL Darius the Dancer It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.) This class will teach French bransles and English almans.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
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 comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-01
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
08-01
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater - Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre providers a low stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of a new play, "Strategos Arestes (Soldier of Honor)" by fellow SCAdian Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari. This is a play based on Homer's The Iliad. This will be a staged reading of the play. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 8/1 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00pm. An opportunity to meet the author and cast of the play to follow the performance.
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 three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-01
10:30
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-01
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Drum Solo Choreography Lady Sahar de Valencia “Slave to the Rhythm”: A Nubianesk drum solo choreography by Aziza.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Neck/Cuff/Hem: 14th-C Greenland Dresses Mistress Nicolette Bonhomme Learn special sewing techniques for the necklines, sleeve cuffs, and hems of the 14th-C dresses from a find in Greenland. Beginner-friendly.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Fingerloop Braiding for Beginners Lady Fionnghualla Mhic Cealleigh A hands-on class learning a 5-loop braiding technique. Useful as decoration or cording. Can be made into lanyard for site tokens!
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Sewing 101 Mistress Anthoinette de Martel Hand-sewing is a great way to start making your own items. Learn about seaming two pieces and hemming the edges. You can create a basic coif or the simpler cup cover and practice the running stitch and rolled hem.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dance Atrocities 2014 Master Sion Andreas o Wynedd This year Uncle Sion rescues two dance-tunes-we-used-to-use in AS barely double digits and gives them bright new choreographies. He also steals from--er, is inspired by--Jamie's Magnum Opus and presents his own country dance (which needs 6 couples to do). Trust in Sion. They will be fun.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Your Persona and the Public Lord Henry of Stone Hill Keep The dos and don'ts of using your persona to interact with the public. We will discuss using our SCA personas to teach history. There are traditions in the SCA that are not reflective of the histories we portray. We will discuss how to avoid misrepresenting the Middle Ages when we do demos or otherwise interact with the public. We will discuss developing an interpretive plan for your persona.
08-01
12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 You Are What You Eat - Humoural Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta The theory of balancing the human condition through food.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago THL Morien MacBain An examination of the legends and lore of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in period to the present day, taught by former pilgrims.
08-01
12:00
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.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 How to Drape the Great Kilt Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Discussion and demo: How to create and wear the Scottish Great Kilt -- Breacan an Fhéilidh (belted plaid) or Feileadh Mòr (great plaid).
08-01
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa for Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Gracca Amorosa, one of the most popular 16th-C. cascarde. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Haus Drakken's Lager (N11) Start a Fire Without the Sunday New York Times Lady Florian du Pommpier How to make simple fire starters from items you have around your house.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing We And Chant It: Madrigal and A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Meet and greet, optional practice session, for audience participation "Sing We and Chant It Madrigal, Part-Song, and A Capella Jam", Monday 8/4, at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own! (Material fee optional for a folder of this year's jam music). Song list available online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Erajd1a5RMcDm7YUDN5pweB1qQownE6vQYY-NEG4jA/edit?usp=sharing
08-01
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater - Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time creating a staged reading of ʺThe Tale of Righteous Robin Hood.ʺ This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 8/1 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30pm.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
08-01
12:30
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-01
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
08-01
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Taking the Brush: Japanese calligraphy Solveig Throndardottir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military government. Participants will also learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes if you have them.
08-01
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Playtime Mistress Matilda Bosvyle The AEthelmearc Scribal College pavilion will be open for scribes to work on projects, ask questions of experienced scribes or discuss their art. One-on-one instruction may be available if space and resources allow. Some community-shared materials such as Paint-a-Blanks may be available.
08-01
13:00
4.0 Artisan's Row A Bookbinders' Day Artisans Row A display of Meisterin Katarina Helene’s completed books ranging from the 4th century to the 16th century, with a chance to learn how to do some of the different types of text-block stitches.
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Period Stained Glass Basics Lord Brynn Herleifsson Discussion of materials, techniques, and primary sources used in period stained glass work, including vitreous paints, silver stain, design considerations, lead came technique, etc. Discussion will also include an overview of primary sources and other resources for research. Practical hands-on will not be available, but many examples will be available for viewing. This class intended for someone doing modern copper foil work who wants to try more period techniques.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class - garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Writing without Writing Mistress Fiana of Clare Ever wonder how medieval authors composed long written works with limited resources for actual writing? So do I. Come to the class, and we will discuss how medieval people composed long, complicated works with limited resources for physical writing. This class is a discussion more than a lecture; please bring your knowledge and experience of composing without writing.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Wet Felting Lady Béibhinn Mhodartha Hands-on class to make a a flat sheet of felt and a piece around a form. Discuss cultures that used felt fabric for clothing and homes. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet and soapy.
08-01
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Brewing With Egil: Reconstructed Viking Brewing Lord Magnus hvalmagi The sagas tell us that Vikings had ale, but no written records detailing its production survive. How was it made? What was it like? Using literary, linguistic, archaeological, and scientific sources from several cultures (along with experimental creation), I will present my hypothesis detailing the production of two distinct classes of cereal beverage in the Viking age. Come listen, learn, and discuss!
08-01
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Assai Contrapassare Gregory Blount There are at least 6 known choreographies for the tune Contrapasso, all of which almost fit the same music. We'll begin by learning (or reviewing) Contrapasso en due, and then we'll learn all of the ones done in a circle, including the one illustrated in the famous "rose hey" woodcut in Caroso's second manual.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Crocheting Erica Paige A beginner's class to introduce basic crocheting skills.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will teach Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic tac toe).
08-01
13:00
1.5 Rapier Field Bouquet List Lord Jacob the Wanderer Entrants must be fighting for a consort (either present or not....preferred to be on the field). On entry you are given a single flower, after your second defeat you surrender it to the victor. At the end, the winner has a bouquet to present to his or her consort. Also, a pouch will be presented to the most chivalric as voted by the consorts NOW is your chance to extoll the virtues of your consort loudly!
08-01
13:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn how to throw, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-01
13:30
4.5 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Running an In-Persona and/or Authentic Encampment Master Cariadoc An open discussion of how to run and participate in an "in-persona" and/or authentic encampment, for those who have done it or might like to try.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Mozzarella, 30-Minute Process THL Isabella della Rosa Mozzarella is a fresh cheese requires a few tools and ingredients. This cheese can be made in camp, I'll show you how.
08-01
14:00
1.5 A&S 5 Simply Plaited: 14th-Century Women's Hair Baroness Collette de Valois Theorized period methods of achieving four simple 14th-century hairstyles popular in England and France. Period archaeological and artistic examples will be shown/demonstrated. Discussion of the use of modern materials also included.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook in period, but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to buy one? No problem! This class is designed for those beginners who have never cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
08-01
14:00
2.0 A&S 9 Open Reading: Period Sonnets Sir Michael of York We will take turns reading sonnets or short poems from the entire medieval period, starting with Giacomo da Lentini's lo m'aggio posto in core a Dio servire (I have set my heart on serving God) and proceeding through Shakespeare, and sonnets from around the medieval period. Attendees are welcome to bring their own sonnets or short poems written in a medieval style or topic. We will provide a large number of sample sonnets to draw from, but people are welcome to bring whatever they can find.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Indian Wrapped Garments for Men Lady Sisuile Butler Wrap pants are period! 3 or 4 methods of using a sari/dhoti to end up with acceptable clothing for men. Bring 5 yds of fabric or notepaper. No handout
08-01
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner B Lord Maurin Lessault Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the Ball!
08-01
14:00
2.0 Maison Rive (Merchant space #24) Bling on a Budget Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to use glass jewels, beads, and metal to add dignity and ostentation to clothes without going broke. From minor flourishes to full-bore excess, planning and execution, covered by instructor with 25+ years experience working with these forms of embellishment. No purchase necessary. Supplies available for purchase; prices vary depending on patterns chosen.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Tunisian with a Twist! Lady Oola Gulabi Learn a variety of Tunisian combinations focusing on some footwork and hipwork. This class will also spend focused time working on hip twists, drilling stationary, moving around the floor, and layering variations and combos.
08-01
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-17th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-01
14:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-01
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth (156) Beginning Egyptian Tabla (Doumbek) THL Donovan al Darbuka Come and learn the basics of the Egyptian tabla. In this class we will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval and Renaissance Medical Terminology Master Michael Graham Don't know a ventose from a spatulum mondani? Want to know the difference between quinsy and hydrocele? This is an introduction to medical terms.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Children's Pouchmaking Class Lady Arabella Grant Kids of any age can come and make a very simple cloth pouch to hold small baubles. You can easily attach it to your wrist or belt. This class is family-friendly and youth/children are encouraged to participate. Responsible adult required.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 11 Smoked Salts Lady Mikalina Lydushka Pavlovna A quick introduction to smoked salts, their history, tastes, uses, and an easy how-to for those who wish to broaden their taste horizons.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Battlefield The Montante (Iberian Greatsword) of Godinho Master Ii Katsumori This class will cover the basics of the montante, a two-handed greatsword, of Godinho. Bring your greatsword (5~6' two-handed sword) or simulator. The montante is described as the "Queen of Swords". This class will teach the montante in rules as laid down by Domingo Luis Godinho in 1599. Trainers are limited.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country B THL sionn, the lost Never danced before? No problem! Come learn some easy dances that will be done at several of the balls at Pennsic. Included are Black Nag, Rufty Tufty, Heart's Ease and New Bo Peep.
08-01
15:00
1.5 Games Tent Happy Japanese Games THL Yamamura Kitsune Three leisure games of Japan will be discussed. Reproductions of each game will be available to play for duration of class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-01
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A ful- size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to weave on one on a smaller and more human scale. Using the warp we created in the previous class, we'll be working in pairs, learning how to weave a tabby weave, with discussions on working with more complex weaves. We'll have space for up to 12 people working hands-on. This is a follow-up class for the "Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom" class.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 GUDFR LQYLFWXV! Codes and Secret Communications Lord Brynn Herleifsson Want to know how to send battle plans securely to other commanders? Want to express your love to someone without prying eyes? Come talk about how messages were hidden in period, and see some of the methods used. Learn how some of the codes were broken as well. Handout includes practice codes to break and quick methods/formulas you can use at War.
08-01
16:00
1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
08-01
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Whose Partner Am I Anyway? Lady Gianna Vettori Why settle for dancing with one partner when you can dance with both! Learn three fun, flirty, and fickle four-person Playford dances including Rufty Tufty, Heart's Ease, and Cuckolds All in A Row. Basic ECD steps will be reviewed. Beginner+.
08-01
16:00
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Tribal Belly Dance Lady Zaliha bint Kazilik Learn the basic techniques middle eastern dance.
08-01
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent SCA Dance History Ball Musicians' Rehearsal Lady Siri Toivosdotter Celebrate a part of the history of our Society as we hold a musicians’ rehearsal for the Friday Night Ball! The SCA Dance History Ball will include old favorites and new ones alike. Most of the music is in the Pennsic Pile, or provided. Players of all instruments and skill levels welcome.
08-01
17:00
2.0 A&S 10 Smoked Salts Lady Mikalina Lydushka Pavlovna A quick introduction to smoked salts, their history, tastes, uses, and an easy how-to for those who wish to broaden their taste horizons.
08-01
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-01
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Heavenly Dancing THL Margherita Battistina Come learn two dances by Caroso, with titles about celestial objects: Ardente Sole (Burning Sun) and Fulgente Stella (Shining Star). Dancers of all levels welcome.
08-01
17:00
2.0 North Battlefield Siege Inspections Lord Richard le Hauke Inspection time for siege weapons to be used during battles.
08-01
17:00
1.0 Touch The Earth (156) Exploring the Riq THL Donovan al Darbuka Come and learn the basics of the Riq. In this class we will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-01
18:00
1.0 A&S 5 Aethelmearc Brewers Guild Meet and Greet Lord Wolfgang Starcke A gathering of the Aethelmearc brewers guild, open to all. Bring samples to share, projects to discuss or just show up to socialize.
08-01
18:00
1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
08-01
18:00
1.0 A&S 16 A Conspiracy of Choreographers Master Sion Andreas o Wynedd Dance is a reflection of the society that creates it. But what do our dances say about us? Uncle Sion would love to meet with people interested in collecting choreographies and documenting the history of dances created by SCAdians for SCAdians over our 50-year history.
08-01
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Note: Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
08-01
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Readers' Theater Youth Performance Pennsic Performing Arts A staged reading of ʺThe Tale of Righteous Robin Hoodʺ by the youth of Readers' Theater. This script is written by a fellow Scadian, Master John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.
08-01
19:00
1.0 A&S 1 Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A discussion of period carts and wagons, what adaptations work to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily 'Gypsy' wagons. There are many different uses, from kitchens or showers to sleeping to 'gracious living'. Also, various building materials that work or don't work, etc. A look at my wagons and some of my neighbors after the class, and a map of others who are willing to let you look.
08-01
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-01
19:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Introduction to Runes Lady Arastorm Runes are a system of writing that is now best known as a tool for divination, but has been more, from basic communication to magickal practice. This workshop will give an overview of what the runes have been and can be, and give you direction on how to proceed in your studies.
08-01
19:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Staged reading of a new play, Strategos Arestes ("Soldier of Honor") by Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.
08-01
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Readers' Theater: Meet the Author and Cast Pennsic Performing Arts Meet the author and cast of the Pennsic Readers' Theater play, Strategos Arestes ("Soldier of Honor"), by Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.
08-01
21:00
2.0 A&S 5 Period Jewelry: A Slide Show Master Cariadoc Slides of jewels from museums, ranging from migration period through Renaissance.
08-02
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-02
08:15
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-02
09:00
8.0 Archery St. Sebastian's Archery Shoot IV Lord Janyn Fletcher A full day of Atlantian-style archery with 13 novelty stations to test your prowess with the bow. Come on out and have some fun and take a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
08-02
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Confectionery Day Artisans Row A day of confectionery delights, working with period sugar paste and other confections.Taught by Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh. Demonstration, hands-on materials for sugar play. For adults and children age 6 and up.
08-02
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Metalsmith Day Artisans Row This is the place for small metals and jewelry work, wire work, fabrication with nonferrous metals, hard soldering, gemstone setting and more. Bring your tools, some metal and have some fun in the company of others working with similar materials.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Where to Find the Fun, Once It Has Been Lost Mistress Svanhildr Karlsdottir There are a great many ways in which you can lose "the fun". You may or may not have had any control over its leaving. Times change, people change. With those changes so can "fun" change. Come join me in a discussion on ways to find the fun again.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Hand Finishing a Neckline Mistress Isabel Ximenex de Gaucin Hands-on class. Learn how to finish a neckline based on extant examples from the 13th century. Technique uses a bias-cut strip and makes a beautifully finished neckline. If you have needle, thread and scissors please bring them. If there is time remaining we will also go over a seam finishing technique.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Running or Winning Siege Cooking Contests Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf "Siege cooking" contests pit contestants, provided with identical raw ingredients, against each other or a pre-announced standard. A popular feature of weekend events, such contests can spice up a household dinner or provide the entire feast. The instructor has run the Maison Rive siege cooking contest at Pennsic for more than ten years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Varangian Guard Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Men from the North who found their way into Byzantine service, the Varangian Guard, were known for their loyalty to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire, as well as their prowess on the field of battle, and their wonderful reputation of being "The Emperor's Wine Bags." Come enjoy a short history of these men, and take in the exciting tales of Bolli Bollason and Harald Hardrada from the Sagas.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 8 Intermediate Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn patterns from Le Pompe with new techniques (picots, sewings, windmill crossings). Bring 8 pairs of bobbins wound with Gutermann silk or an equivalent thread.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Intro to Free Embroidery Lady Marieta Charay This is an introduction to decorative embroidery done in the "free embroidery style" (which means not counted work). Each student will get a piece of fabric with a design printed on it, floss, a needle and a hoop. If you have scissors or your own hoop (4-6"), please bring them. If you need reading glasses, please also bring those. Stitches covered include: back stitch, chain stitch, reverse chain, split stitch, satin stitch, fly stitch, lazy daisy and if we are feeling adventurous - french knots. No experience whatsoever required!
08-02
09:00
5.0 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 5 hours Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-02
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Fundamentals of Giganti Lord Wistric Oftun Nicoletto Giganti, in his two books, lays out a highly efficient system for success in the personal duel. We'll discuss and practice his application of measure, tempo, and line to improve your fight. Bring your sword, gorget, and mask.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Pottery Lady Arastorm From hand-built, unglazed funeral urns in the migration period, to wheel-thrown and earliest glazed pieces, we'll cover what sort of pottery Anglo-Saxons have used in what centuries and which regions of England, plus how it was used from table to storage.
08-02
09:00
2.0 Fort Battle of La Rochelle Baron Anton du Marais The defenders of La Rochelle will die! The only question is, when? Join us at the Fort to find out. Heavy rapier and rubber band gun melée. Attackers will have unlimited resurrections, defenders will have limited resurrections. RBG cannon are welcome. No archery please. Pennsic standard rules for rapier apply. Don't have a heavy rapier? Bring a dagger or two. Bring a friend or 20. The more the merrier. Don't like to fight melée? Come and get close to the action and help marshal the battle. Please muster at the Fort half an hour before the start time, especially if you want to fight along with a particular group. Time permitting, we will let the holders of all the assembled kingdoms' and principalities' highest award for rapier, and kingdom and principality rapier champions see how long they can hold out against the Known World! Always a fan favorite.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Wordsmithing 101 THL Zofia Kowalewska You may not be a Bard but that shouldn't stop you from taking part in one of the most rewarding things the SCA.... Being a scribe! We always need words for our scrolls. We'll introduce you to the basic formula for wording and discuss ways to flourish it and make it your own.
08-02
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Pennsic Food Lab Baron Janos Meszaros Primitive and medieval cooking space will be made available while open discussion, demonstrations and classes will be taught on applied archaeology relating to food and its production. Medieval cooking techniques, technology and methodology will be showcased in this open forum. Up-to-date times and topics will be posted outside of AEthelmearc Royal.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziplock bag. Do it the car or at court!
08-02
10:00
1.5 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond Lady 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.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Dance Tent All Ages Revel Lady Rebecca da Firenze For those who like to dance, but can't stay up late enough to attend the evening revels! Featuring dances from the Youth Track, which will be taught. We'll have period snacks and live music!
08-02
10:00
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 is often played with stakes to make repeated play more interesting. We will review the rules and then play through a game, dice willing.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-02
10:00
1.5 Outside University-Battlefield Tent (Battlefield) Armor Extrication Chirurgeon Instructor Learn how to remove armor without injuring yourself, the fighter, or the armor and when to use it (splinting/support). This class will cover the assorted types of armor used in all adult and youth SCA martial activities. While the class is directed towards first aid providers, it is useful knowledge for anyone who may be assisting armored individuals. The logic presented here can also be applied to complex garb. This class will be part classroom and part walking tour of the combat areas. Volunteers will provide you the opportunity get hands-on practice during the class.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
08-02
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-02
10:00
4.0 White List Be Sinister: Left-handed Tourney Turns 5! Ysemay Sterlyng Once again, the field is open for left-handed fighting. All are welcome, but the tourney will be left-handed sword and shield only. The format will be a round-robin style, providing plenty of fighting.
08-02
10:30
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-02
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 History of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons Master Michael Graham The instructor will document the origins and history of gunpowder and gunpowder weapons from their earliest use to ca. 1600 CE.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 Intermediate Elizabethan Polychrome Embroidery Lady Ester Pickering This session assumes knowledge of the basic embroidery stitches and handling of silk and metal threads learned in the Introduction class. We will create another Tudor rose using the following intermediate stitches: detached buttonhole in silk, heavy chain using metal, Ceylon in silk and gilt silk twist, and the 8-legged spider using metal thread. The class comes with a printed handout and kit to practice stitches. Please bring your own embroidery hoop and scissors if you have them. Loaners are available if not.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Why Poets Should Use the English Style Mistress Fiana of Clare Learn why the poetry of English elegies and epics is superior for composition in our common tongue, and works better for poetry in the common tongue than the techniques of the Irish, Norse, Romans, and Greeks. We will learn the elements and techniques of the English elegies and epics, and possibly speak of the saints' lives and riddles as well. [Old English / Anglo-Saxon]
08-02
11:00
1.5 A&S 10 Blockprinting on Fabric and Paper Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen European-style blockprinting on fabric and paper using wood blocks. Printed fabric was used for clothing, wall hangings, tablecloths, etc. This hands-on class will focus on historical techniques and include block carving and printing.
08-02
11:00
2.0 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, chansons, and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-02
11:00
5.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Lord Tegan Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No war points, no prizes, just fighting.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Accessories through the Ages Duchess Aislinn Morcroft Want to look more medieval? This class will be an overview of the accessories used by our Norse, Norman, and 14th/15th-century counterparts and will help you identify the types of accessories that most closely match the clothing styles you are wearing, based on extant pieces and manuscript images, as well as provide examples of modern recreations of these pieces available from modern vendors.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Intermediate Heraldic Research Roundtable Lady Lillia de Vaux Where do you go when the usual sources just don't have what you need? Have skills you'd like to pass on to newer heralds? Come share your favorite sources and research tips in a roundtable format. Intended for heralds of all experience levels. Handout provided.
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Counted German White Work Embroidery Lady Mariss Ghijs A hands-on class utilizing counted white work fill stitches to create a small take-home project.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Eura Mitten Needle-Binding Stitch Mistress Arina de Traentorp The Eura mitten is Viking age, from a Finnish burial.Come and learn a new stitch. All levels are welcome! Yarn and needles will be available, if you want to keep the needles afterwards, it is $5. Free handout.
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Everyday Elizabethan for the Middling Sort Lady Kathryn Perry What did working and middle class people wear in Elizabethan England? What layers, what fibers, what fabrics? Learn what goes into a comfortable, everyday outfit. Look at different possibilities and get ideas for designing your own mid- to late-16th-century wardrobe. For men and women. The focus is on English ensembles, but other western European sources will be used also.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters THL Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass or bone paternoster.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Boreal Master Symposium Mistress Morgana bro Morganwg Presentation of papers and discussions of the totally unknown Norse poet called the Boreal Master.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Hand and Foot Massage for Lovers and Others Lady Crimson Kate McPhee Be the most popular gentle in camp! Learn simple techniques to relax friends and loved ones. Pennsic is hard on the body, particularly the feet. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your innate massage skills. Bring a partner, but If you don't have one, you will be paired up with a fellow classmate. Wear comfortable clothing and easy-to-remove footwear. Also, bring a towel or mat to lie on the floor.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Everyone’s a Chatelain! Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna The Office of the Chatelain needs you! Everyone in the Society has the opportunity to make a good first impression on potential members. It really does go beyond being friendly and we want to help you learn how to be an ambassador for our organization. In this class we will talk about ways members of the populace can make that good first impression. How to approach people and make them feel welcome. What to say, what not to say, and when to get an officer to help you out.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Blue List Oh Yeah? My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad! Tourney Baron Richard Larmer This is a tournament for dads inspired by their child(ren) to earn renown upon the field. This will be a Round Robin Tournament, but if many gentles show up then it will be a double elimination format. Requirements: All dads (combatants) must be signed in at the list table by their child to participate. A change for Pennsic XLIII is that there is no restriction on the age of the child to sign in their dad. Children do not need to remain for the tournament but it is encouraged. This tournament is open to all dads who wish to participate. There are no restrictions in terms of rank (Kings and Princes may fight), weapons form or appearance. At least two prizes will be given: overall winner and best presentation. This can mean more than just armour; it can include how your entourage presents themselves, etc. It is how you impress the crowd. The Tourney is being organized by Baron Richard Larmer. If you have any questions, please seek him out in the De Taahe encampment in W02. Before Land grab weekend His Excellency can be reached at alowry2002@yahoo.com.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Longways for as Many... Whut? Gregory Blount First, we'll reconstruct Playford's actual Trenchmore, then we'll dance the sciolta of Chiaranzana -- twins separated at birth? You be the judge.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
08-02
12:00
3.0 South Battlefield Greybeard Heavy Weapons Tourney Count Ruslan Novgorodcev A tourney for heavy weapons fighters of either gender who are 50 years or more old. The tourney shall either be a double elimination or a round robin depending on how many fighters take the field for this tourney that day. Beards grey or otherwise are optional (wink)!
08-02
12:30
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-02
12:30
4.0 Artisan's Row B Afternoon Art: All Things Scribal Artisans Row An afternoon of scribal arts sponsored by the Carolingian Calligraphers Guild. Calligraphy, illumination, wordsmithing, and more. This program is for any level of ability, with hands-on participation and welcoming. Come join us.
08-02
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Saz Workshop Baglama Brian Basic techniques and melodies for beginners. Traditional long-neck and short-neck playing techniques. Experienced saz players are encouraged to share insights, techniques, and more complex melodies.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 A Tudor Boy's Wardrobe Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed In 1584 Thomas Hariot (also Harriott, Heriot) sailed to the New World to map the east coast of Virginia. He took a year's worth of supplies and clothing. Have you ever wanted to know how much clothing was needed or what to pack your wardrobe in? Then this is the class for you. Time permitting, we will discuss a wonderful new invention called pockets.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Powering Medical Devices at Pennsic Master Phillip the Pilgrim How to power your CPAP machine or other medical device in the middle of camp at Pennsic without an extension cord.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Mammen Needlebinding Stitch Mistress Arina de Traentorp Another Viking Age needle-binding stitch to add to the collection. Needle-binders of any level welcome. Free handout. Yarn and needles will be available for class, but please feel free to bring your own. Needles are also available for purchase.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Tactical Feast Planning Lord Wolfgang Starcke No one organizes a feast intending to disappoint those attending, but we have all been to some unfortunate examples of what can happen. My intent with this course to discuss some of the organizational principles and ideas that can be applied to any food service, in any setting, to minimize the chaos and problems which occur. I will not be addressing authenticity, period recipes or precise cooking methods; except as they relate to managing your kitchen.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Clothing Embelishment Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr Creative and inexpensive ways to embellish your Viking clothing using wool, linen and silk without costing a fortune. Class is focused on adding embellishment to clothing both male and female, but will not cover accessories such as arm rings, brooches, beads, shoes, etc.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent All About Branles THL Henry of Maldon For those who have some orientation to Arbeau's branles, we'll be going over as much information about as many branles as we can get to in one class.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-02
13:00
2.0 Rapier Field A Matter of Honor Rapier Tournament Lord Nathaniel Wyatt Show your skills as a duelist. Defeat your opponent in an honorable fight without killing them. This tournament will randomly pair fencers. Each pairing will fight until one of the contestants loses use of their primary weapon hand/arm. Each of the fencer's wounds are reported at the end of the bout. When fencers have accumulated 10 wounds, they must retire from the tournament. If you kill your opponent, any wounds you inflicted on the 'deceased' during that bout are not counted, but the 'victor' is marked with 3 wounds. Notes: This is NOT a wounds-retained tournament. Two-handed weapons are not for dueling.
08-02
13:30
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, ranging from $5-$10.
08-02
14:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Writing Between the Lines: Ames Lettering Guide Mistress Matilda Bosvyle Are your miniscules misconstrued? Do your descenders dangle? Do you struggle with getting the words to line up straight across the paper? Are you ready to go beyond light table calligraphy? This is a hands-on class for beginning and intermediate calligraphers on using the Ames Lettering Guide to improve your scribal technique and scroll layout.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 When in Rome: The Odd and the Risqué Lady Jael ben Ari The weird little quirks of Rome and some very bizarre facts. There will be some risqué topics (and maybe some pictures too).
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Kumihimo: Braids and Finishing Lady Fujinami no Kaede This is a beginning kumihimo class; we will cover making a round braid on a foam disk and couple of finishing techniques. I will also have a marudai in the class for people to try out to get a feel for the difference between braiding on a disk and on a marudai.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life THL Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life or "The Rhythm Method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Norse Poetry Overview Master Grim the Skald Iambic pentameter got you down? Want to know what exactly a “ring giver” is? Do you want to write a line that ends with "silver?" Are you a fan of Egil Skalagrimson (who isn't?)? Come on over, and we’ll go over the basics of Viking poetry. I will go over how Norse poetry alliterates, talk about the types and ways Norse poetry was used, and go over poetic devices such as kennings. We'll then go over style and format, and the specific forms Norse poetry takes. Whether you want to try your hand at writing it, or just want a better appreciation of the form, stop by!
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 History of Drinking: Common Medieval Drinks Baroness Verena Entenwirth A look at the history of drinks, especially those in the between 3rd-16th centuries and how they affected society and culture. Class will include samples (and recipes) of the most common drinks found in the Middle Ages (and in the SCA). No instruction on brewing provided. Over 21 only.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 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.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Pavan and Galliard THL Henry of Maldon All beginner dancers welcome! You will learn how to walk (and jump!) with style and rhythm. Then use these skills for improvised dances of the 16th century.
08-02
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Sword for Belly Dancers Shaheen Ali'khan Want to be able to scythe down your enemies effortlessly? Me, too. However, today I will be teaching you not only the basics of dancing with your sword, but graceful intros and exits. Learn how to integrate your sword while not forgetting to dance, plus doing things that look awesomely difficult that hurt neither your brain nor your body. 18+ only, please. If you are age 14+ with several years' belly dance experience and a parent or legal guardian signs your waiver and remains for the duration of class, you will be permitted to attend.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-02
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Peerless Bardic Circle - Runestone Park Pennsic Performing Arts No peers allowed! This is a circle for bardic newbies, apprentices, and anyone who doesn't have a Laurel medallion around their neck. Bring your silliest, most cringe-worthy, "I'd never perform this in front of my Peer" pieces, or just come to hang out and let your hair down. This is a bardic safe zone! Hosted by Robert the Perilous and Lucia Elena Braganza.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn how to throw, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Dumbek Diagnosis Malik (Mark DeFilippo) This class is designed to hone your technique. Or, simply learn technique if you are not familiar with the dumbek. Whether you are just beginning or have been playing for years we will diagnose and offer suggestions on how to improve your technique. Each and every student will receive individual attention.
08-02
14:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
08-02
14:30
1.0 Amphitheater How To Perform Commedia Characters THL Sophia the Orange An introductory-level class covering basic history of Commedia dell' Arte, the Italian improvisational comic theater, and its stock characters with opportunities to play short scenes to try them out. We will play some theater improv games, so all students will participate! We'll also cover how to make commedia happen in the modern SCA. Instructors are from the Atlantian troupe i Firenzi.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 How to Build a Germanic Lyre Master Cariadoc A description of how to build an early period musical instrument.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 How to Be a Good Court Herald Baron K. Braden von Sobernheim We look at the definition and role of a Court Herald, some suggested training to refine your abilities, then how to run a successful court as the herald.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Successfully Pull Off a Feast Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar From first concept to follow up. A complete walk through of the do's and don'ts of feeding a large group a successful period feast.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 From Fiber to Garb Lady Emengar la fileresse We will discuss fiber, prep, yarn and cloth-making choices in different periods and locations. Emphasis will be on available techniques and fiber sources. Examples will be provided, but please bring your own to share.
08-02
15:00
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.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 The Battle of Bannockburn, June 23 and 24, 1314 Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk What were the reasons behind the battle? Who were the principle protagonists? What really occurred, and what was the aftermath?
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 13 Beginner's Intro to Weaving (Weaving for Dummies) Lady Cristianna Weaver Weaving vocabulary and three types of weave (tabby, twill, and card/tabletweaving) will be taught. Some common weaving tools will be available for students to play with. Ideas on how to start weaving at home using inexpensive and upcycled materials will be given.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Battlefield Fighting with Flails Lord Wistric Oftun Paulus Hector Mair's omnibus of German combat includes instructions on the use of the tools of a farmer in combat. Working from our own translation and interpretation, we'll discuss the system he documents for using the grain flail (a six-foot staff with a heavy wooden head attached to it), why such a system even existed, and how you can study it safely. Handouts will include the translation and interpretation. If you wish to participate in drills, be warned that these are not light-weight weapons. It's a bit like being punched. Bring Society-legal C&T gear, plus knee pads, if you wish to participate in drills.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Leaves of Laughter: Comic Theatre Workshop Solveig Throndardottir A participatory workshop introducing late-medieval improvisational Japanese comic theatre. Participants will be introduced to stock characters, theatrical devices, and comic theory. We will read several play synopses and script a short play for performance later in the week.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian B THL Darius the Dancer Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review board games previously taught and provide opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Bodhran 101 Master Phillip the Pilgrim Introduction to playing the Irish frame drum. No experience necessary. Please bring your drum.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Teaches alternate throwing methods with different weapons. Experienced throwers or prior beginner's class preferred. Thrower limit is 25.
08-02
15:00
4.0 West Battlefield Tarl's Little Pole-Arm Tourney THL Tarl Welcome to the 9th annual Tarl's Little Pole-Arm Tourney. This is a heavy tourney, and will follow the Pennsic rules for pole-arm construction. The format will be our traditional two bear-pit sessions, with a half-time show. Winner gets first choice at the prize table, but everybody wins a prize. Whether you are newly authorized or a grizzled veteran, come out and play with all the other fighters that share your passion for this, The One True Weapons Form.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 Making Period Glass Beads as a Beginner Lady Elysabeth Underhill Creating historically accurate glass beads is not as hard as you might think. You can make period beads at any skill level! Resources and strategies will be shared with attendees in this lecture/discussion class to help get you on the path to making beads that you can enter in A&S displays and competitions. We will discuss good starting points and first projects. The instructor will use her knowledge of Anglo-Saxon glass beads as an example, and share research and projects that others are invited to use and make their own. This class is appropriate for beginning bead makers and intermediate bead makers who have not done much research into period beads or entered their beads into A&S competitions before. Experienced bead makers are invited to attend to discuss their own first projects and to share additional resources and strategies.
08-02
16:00
1.5 A&S 2 Healthy Projection and Professional Presentation Lord Martyn de Haliwell Discussion of breathing, resonance and acoustics for the active voice herald, story teller, or signer from an opera singer's perspective, with a lecture followed by a masterclass-style session with any willing participants.
08-02
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Distiling History: Cordial Making Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza 1st hour: History of distillation; 2nd hour: Beginning cordial-making technique and a tasting. Must be 21 or over to attend
08-02
16:00
2.0 A&S 11 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
08-02
16:00
2.0 A&S 14 ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens Chirurgeon Instructor Bloodborne Pathogens awareness program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. The program assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1920.1030). Students will be given the option of taking the test for certification. No fee for class but fee for certification. Cost is $5 for card only.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Battlefield Fighting with Sickles Lord Wistric Oftun Paulus Hector Mair's omnibus of German combat includes instructions on the use of the tools of a farmer in combat. Working from our own translation and interpretation, we'll discuss the system he documents for using the sickle, why such a system even existed, and how you can study it safely. Handouts will include the translation and interpretation. Bring Society-legal C&T gear, plus knee pads.
08-02
16:00
1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
08-02
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginning Bassadanza Lord Maurin Lessault Learn the basics of this graceful style of dance from 15th-century. Italy. Focus is more on how to dance than on learning a particular dance.
08-02
16:00
3.0 East Battlefield Known World Novice Championship Lord Dankwert Bathory Fighters from all over the Known World, with 2 years or less experience since their primary authorization, test their skills against each other.
08-02
16:00
2.0 North Battlefield Siege Inspections Lord Richard le Hauke Inspection time for siege weapons to be used during battles.
08-02
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-02
16:00
2.0 White List Fiore/Lichtenauer Longsword Tourney THL Morien MacBain Longsword-only heavy tourney devoted to the masters of the two traditions. Prizes awarded for best technique, best 14th-15th-C. kit, and victory!
08-02
17:00
2.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
08-02
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
08-02
17:00
2.0 A&S 7 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.
08-02
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-02
17:00
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 3rd!
08-02
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (#192) Intaglio Gem Carving THL Rekon of Saaremaa Discussion, demonstration, and hands-on opportunity to carve semiprecious stones to create personal seals, incl. history, methods and period tools.
08-02
17:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshals' Opening Meeting THL Colin MacKenzie Open to all TW marshals and MiTs. We'll discuss rules and procedures for this year.
08-02
17:30
4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Read-Through Cast and Crew Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-02
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 "Paisley Is Not Period": Ottoman Textile Motifs Lady Eilon bat Miriam A survey of Ottoman textile motifs: botanical and cultural significance of designs and how to make wiser fabric choices for recreating Ottoman garb. Twenty-page handout will be available while they last; information will also be made available online.
08-02
18:30
1.0 Main Battlefield Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Night Sky Over Pennsic 2014 - Location: Proceed to the Main Battlefield until out from under the main lights. I will have a small portable telescope set up by a tent on the edge of the field. Time: Meet at dusk so we can traverse the field. Dates: Recommend two dates, to allow for weather. One, the weekend between the first and second week, and a drop-dead date in the second week, not the same night as Midnight Madness but before gentles need to leave to return home. Adjustments can be made via Pennsic University board. Preparations: Bring along a camp chair or blanket. It may get colder so dress appropriately. Binoculars or small telescopes will help but are not required. Plan to bring friends and family; and items such as hot chocolate, coffee in a thermos or a snack. Modern astronomy finds its roots in the Middle Ages with developments such as the basic mathematics of planetary motion, uses such as celestial navigation and discoveries such as the telescope. The Ocean of Night touches all shores. Duration: The talk will take about a half hour. After that, gentles may stay to enjoy the atmosphere and stars over Pennsic. Material: Sky Chart for Summer. Events of Interest: The Moon: The bright Moon will make seeing the minor meteor showers more difficult. July 22nd: Full Moon July 29: Last Quarter The Planets: Venus and Saturn are visible just before sunset in the West. You need at least 30X magnification to see the rings. I am bringing a short 80mm refractor with 44X. Mercury, Jupiter and Mars are visible just before dawn in the East. Never look at the Sun. July 30 Mercury Greatest Western Elongation July 31 Jupiter, Mars and Mercury line up E-NE just before dawn. Aug 3rd the Moon joins them. Meteor Showers: Major: Delta Aquarids (SDA and NDA) Meteor Shower: Peak is July 28th and 29th. Shower is active July 12th to August 23rd. Look south to the constellation Aquarius. Major: Perseid Meteor Shower (PER): Peak (60-80 hour) August 11 10PM to dawn. Perseus rises after midnight and peak will be near dawn. Shower is less active July 17th to August 24th. Resources: NASA: www.nasa.gov Night Sky Network: www.nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club-map.cfm National Space Society: www.nss.org Celestial Navigation: www.ips-planetarium.org/planetarium/articles/viking.html www.celestialnavigation.net/astro.html www.celestialnavigation.net.wayfinding.html www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-of ancient-navigators.html Instructor: William Bray Slayforth is a 15th-century English mercenary in the 100 Years War. William M. Cress is a chemist and mechanical engineer. He is an amateur astronomer who was privileged to be part of the volunteer technical team advising the editor of Boy Scout National on the BSA Astronomy Merit Badge Book.
08-02
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 Anglo-Saxon Magick Lady Arastorm The Anglo-Saxons used spells, chants, amulets, runes, and other sorts of magickal techniques well after they were nominally converted to Christianity. This workshop gives an overview of the material that has survived, as what was acceptable changed from year to year and place to place in the first millennium as well as in the second.
08-02
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-02
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Open Stage Shakespeare Night Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Performing Arts bids a most Happy Birthday to the Bard himself with Open Stage Shakespeare night! Bring a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in at the light table in the back of the PA Tent the night of the show. Come bid a happy 450th birthday to The Bard!
08-02
19:30
2.0 East Kingdom Battlefield Pavilion (East Kingdom Battlefield Pavilion) East-Mid Bardic Exhibition Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair The East-Mid Bardic Exhibition will showcase fourteen performers from the East and the Midrealm in an evening of mutual respect and camaraderie between these oft-warring kingdoms. Gentles from all kingdoms are encouraged to attend and enjoy these fine performances.
08-02
20:30
3.0 Middle Eastern Tent Hafla Night with Zahira and Friends Mistress Zahira Join Aliya, Carmine, Zahira and others for a wonderful evening of music and dance in the Middle Eastern tent. Bring your instruments and dancing feet and join in the fun. Note: as this is a classroom tent, merry making will end earlier than most, so come earlier for maximum fun.
08-02
20:30
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Night Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Cut glow sticks with axes. Age 18 and over only.
08-02
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi (Ampitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork Theatre Company returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! Note: Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-03
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-03
08:15
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-03
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-03
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the archery range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 6th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Fiber Arts Artisans Row Come play with the softness of fiber and the beauty of color! See how thread is spun and cloth is woven! We will have items on display to look at, and people available demonstrate and discuss topics such as fiber preparation, spinning, weaving, natural dyeing, and planning projects. Fiber Arts Day is a time and place for fiber artisans of all skill levels to meet, share knowledge, and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by anytime to look around, ask questions, or even just hang out and work on your projects. Get a feel for weaving by some hands-on experience with a simple weaving project. See the fabulous colors possible from natural dyes by looking at the dye bottles we have on display. We'll have plenty to show you, and even more ways for you to join in!
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Lacemaker's Day Artisans Row Come share your lace projects, from bobbin lace, teneriffe, reticello, etc. Learn about different grounds and try out this interesting craft.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Wool Spinning on a Distaff, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. And if you walk around a lot..... Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle"
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Beginning Pewter Casting in Soapstone Baroness Giliana Attewatyr Where do those great pewter site tokens come from? Learn how to do them and much more! A discussion, with examples, of basic soapstone casting. I will have some soapstone and pewter available for sale.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion, at an event, that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 Russian Men's Rubashki and Porti Baroness Tatiana Ivanovna of Birchwood Overview of men's shirts and trousers: regional overviews, construction tips and garment layout guidelines.
08-03
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 The Melon Basket Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya Tthe melon basket is pictured in many Psalters and Books of Hours. It's a ribbed basket with God's Eyes.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 High Magick in the Middle Ages Lady Arastorm What kind of magick was actually practiced during the Dark and Middle Ages? Most people have a general idea of medieval witches and wizards from fairy tales, and stories of the “burning times” (which was actually after the Renaissance). What types of magick were really used from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance? Sources from the pre-Christian era to the new “natural science”.
08-03
09:00
10.0 A&S 14 ASHI Wilderness First Aid, Day 1 Chirurgeon Instructor A comprehensive 16-hour course for those who are involved in serious wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many wilderness trip leaders and guides. The program meets the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid curriculum and guidelines. Class length: 2 days, 9 hours each, Both sessions are required for certification. Class cost is $100 (total for both sessions). Limit of 12 students.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Opening Ceremonies Sir Silverthorn The introduction of the host kingdoms and the announcement of their allies. Rain location is the Great Hall.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-03
09:00
3.0 Spin Weave 'N' Burn (Street of Gold) Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-03
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshal Class THL Colin MacKenzie This class is for anyone who wishes to become a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Class is held in three parts, with a practical session. Participants must attend all three parts and have at least 3 hours of range time to complete the course (unless you make other arrangements with the Marshal in Charge). Minimum requirements for participants are membership in the SCA and a minimum age of 18. There are suggested classes also offered later in the week. At the time of the printing of the Pennsic book, the East and Middle are holding classes. There may be other kingdoms holding classes; check at the range for a complete list.
08-03
09:30
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Vellum THL Gillian Llyywelyn A hands-on class using vellum. You will come away from the class knowing how to use vellum, how to correct mistakes and where to purchase the vellum for your project. Limited to 10 hands-on students.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Advanced Pewter Casting: Making Hollows Baroness Giliana Attewatyr How to create hollows in your soapstone mold: hollow plate buckles, eyelets, barrel hinges, bells.
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1.0 A&S 7 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 12 Persona-Based Arts and Science Baroness Verena Entenwirth Don't just let your persona stop with your name. Learn how you can easily incorporate aspects of your persona into your A&S projects, garb, and activities at events. Includes beginner persona information and more intermediate resources for the next step.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Temari Ball Bases: Japanese Embroidery Balls Lady Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Temari dates to about 800 CE. They are based on simple geometry (almost no math needed) and wrapped, stitched, or woven to form patterns over the whole ball. This is a great art for the impatient, as each stitch visibly develops the pattern, and you can easily pick it up or put it down at any time. Best of all, they are impressive out of all proportion with how easy they are! The class will cover basic construction of the ball base. Bring your ball to the second class to learn to stitch it.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: More Fun Dances! THL Darius the Dancer It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.) This class will teach some early and some late dances in our period, from 15th-century Italy, to 17th-century English country dances.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Chess, Chess, Chess Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre Das Schach- oder König-Spiel describes three forms of chess that co-existed in Germany. We'll discuss the rules of all three versions, followed by an opportunity to play any of them.
08-03
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7.0 Main Battlefield Champ. Battles: Allies/Unbelt/Belted/Heroic/Rapier Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Champions Battles: Allies/Unbelted/Belted/Heroic 1000-1130 Allied Battle 1030-1100 Unbelts 1100-1130 Belts 1130-1230 Break for Court business and to allow a rest between Allied & Heroics 1230 - 1400 Heroics 1430 - 1700 Rapier Champs
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-03
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
08-03
10:00
2.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder lane) Clay for Blacksmiths Lord Drogo Rabenwald Discussion for advanced to beginners on using polymer clay to demonstrate hammer blows and what happens between the hammer and anvil. Demonstrations on using this technique for demonstrators and teachers will be provided.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-03
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-03
10:30
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-03
10:30
2.0 Blue 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.
08-03
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-03
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta: A Masterful Model Mistress Alicia Langland Calligraphers gush when describing this virtuoso model book of calligraphy, written in 1561-62 by one Renaissance master and illuminated 30 years later by another. Find out why it’s so amazing and what it offers SCA scribes. This year’s Advanced Calligraphy track will offer an in-depth study of several of the scripts in this manuscript.
08-03
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be 3 challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the 3 War Points for each shoot.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Pewter Casting: Tips and Tricks for Your Soapmolds Baroness Giliana Attewatyr Having trouble getting that pesky mold to pour? This class covers tips and tricks for troubleshooting why a mold won't pour, as well as how to achieve depth and layering in your carving.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Historic Herbalism: Source Petting Zoo Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Be introduced to and browse a wide selection of historic resources on herbalism and medicine pre-1650.
08-03
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1.0 A&S 7 Throw Away Your Wristwatch: Basic and Advanced Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Basic course (first 10 minutes) teaches several ways to tell time. Advanced course delves into the science and teaches more ways to tell time so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Intro to 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.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Piccolo Passi: Baby Steps into Italian Dance Lady Ginevra Boscoli Learn how to apply familiar ECD steps and terms to take the first baby steps towards mastering the elegant (and fun!) dances of 15th-century Italy. We will cover period dances Amoroso, Petit Vriens, Rostiboli Gioioso, and Petit Rose. Beginners are welcome.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Spinning Poi Erica Paige In this one-hour workshop, you will learn some of the basic poi movements and terminology necessary to get you started. Poi spinning is a great low-impact workout that will help you to improve your coordination and give your fitness routine some "flare"! After paying for their first class, students are welcome to return to subsequent classes free of charge!
08-03
11:00
8.0 Great Hall Arts and Sciences Display Pennsic Performing Arts Sunday, August 3rd Set up: 11:00am - 1:00pm A&S Display: 1:00 - 6:00pm (Take down after 6:00pm)
08-03
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Start Thrown Weapons in Your Local Group Thrown Weapons Staff New marshal? Old marshal? Bored marshal? You'll want your local group to support your efforts so you can develop a program. Here's how.
08-03
11:30
2.0 Rapier Field Pennsic Ladies' Championship Tournament Baron Joseph Blayde The Pennsic Ladies' Championship Tournament is the qualifying tournament for the Known World Ladies' Championship to be held later in the week. The winner will be the Pennsic Ladies Champion, but the top 8 will be allowed to compete in the Known World Ladies' Championship held later in the week. The format is round-robin with the top 8 dueling it out in a single elimination format. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third.
08-03
11:30
2.0 Rapier Field Poker Card Tournament Lord Ælfwine se Pyttel This is a bear pit-style format where the loser of the bout stays to fight the next fencer. Fencers stay until they win or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field shall receive a playing card and shall keep up to 7 cards. The winner of the Tournament shall be determined by the best poker hand of 5 cards. This format will be run twice to determine 2 winners.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 14th-Century Clothing and Accessories Duchess Aislinn Morcroft An overview of changes in clothing shape, fitting, and accessories from 1300 to 1400 in Western Europe using extant pieces, manuscript images, contemporary commentaries as well as sumptuary laws available. Class will also cover the 14th-century accessories including shoes, belts, headwear, purses, and jewelry that any good 14th-century noble would wear.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry 100 Lord Yehuda ben Moshe An introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including the organization of the SCA heralds, becoming a herald, the submission process, and related topics.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Warrior Ethics in Japanese War Tales THL Kasha Alekseeva An introduction to the characteristics and behaviors of admirable (and contemptible) warriors in war tales from the 10th to 14th centuries.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beginning Inkle Weaving Lady Anya al-Tujjar called Kahina Learn the basics of Inkle weaving. How to warp an Inkle loom and some basic patterns such as the chain and the flower patterns. Students should bring their own loom and at least 2 colors of thread, preferably cotton.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive and Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), 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 do the stitch, then look at photos of widely varied extant examples.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Harp Techniques Mistress Faioltigearna Muirinn niArtain Techniques to improve strength, speed, tone and musicality. Historical information about harps, the men and women who played them, and their music. Useful for all harpers, complete beginner to advanced. Learn how to get more out of your instrument and practice time, as well as practical approaches to performing. This is one of a 3-part course. We will build on information from each class, but students are not required to attend all three. Feel free to contact teacher in advance if you cannot attend first class.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Known World Newcomer's Social Baroness Euriol of Lothian New to the SCA? Come join us for some light refreshments and get to know our Chatelaines in this casual venue. We will have information on hand for things a newcomer may be interested in at Pennsic and contact information for when you return home to help you get involved in the SCA locally.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report: a practical discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance for Six Lord Dunstan Bramblette Come learn Black Nag, Upon a Summer's Day, and Picking of Sticks.
08-03
12:00
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 3rd!
08-03
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-03
12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Creating a Thrown Weapons Competition Thrown Weapons Staff Whether you have new throwers or seasoned throwers with an intense hatred of wood targets, learn to cater to your audience.
08-03
12:30
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-03
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with rhythms played in 6 and 12. Morrocan & Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham A fascinating and unique set of Elizabethan-era embroidered wall hangings, the Oxburgh Hangings offer a fascinating glimpse into the culture of the time, and into the lives of the two famous women who embroidered them: Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess Hardwick. This class offers an overview of these pieces.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 English War Arrows Master Geoffrey Athos von Ulm This class covers medieval English War arrows including discussion of profiles, materials and various period and modern construction tools and techniques. We will also compare war and civilian arrows and various archery accessories.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 7 London Plague of 1603 Lady Jane Milford The 1603 plague outbreak in London killed over 35,000 people. Recreated medicine of the time will be shown and explained. New documentation on the suit worn by plague doctors will be presented.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 8 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona Lady 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
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 Kosode Construction THL Yamamura Kitsune An essential garment in every nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this Japanese garment, based on a Tokyo National Museum example. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. A visual, step-by-step example of its construction will be presented. Extra time is allotted for consultations. Please bring along your own materials if you would like assistance starting your pattern. If you have questions prior to the class, please contact me at yamamura.kitsune@gmail.com.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 15 Bushido: the Japanese Path of Honor Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Discussion of the virtues of Bushido, and walking the path in daily life.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Gishiki: Court and Polity in Medieval Japan Solveig Throndardottir A discussion of court procedure, rank, title, and office. An introduction to Japanese etiquette. Includes a beginner's guide to Japanese governance.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent A Playford Scramble: Three Dances to Move You Lady Ginevra Boscoli Be prepared to ask "Who's my partner, and where are we going?" in this exploration of direction-changing, partner-changing, and progression dances. Some familiarity with basic English Country dance is helpful but not necessary. Halfe Hannikin, Maiden Lane, and Cuckolds All A Row will be taught.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Family Range Known World Baronial Archer Champions Tourney Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Calling all baronial archer champions to join us for our First Annual Known World Baronial Archer Champions Shoot-Off. This is a friendly competition among all current baronial archer champions. No pre-registration is required. Participants, please bring a small patch representing your barony (1.5-2" diameter) to donate toward the prize. Note: We will also be doing a tournament for all youth baronial champions at the same time, so please encourage your youth champions to come out. Same request: Please bring a small patch representing your barony to use toward the prize.
08-03
13:00
1.5 Games Tent Xiang-qi for Beginners (Chinese Chess) Lord Galen Mac Byrne A 90-minute class in how to play Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess). History, rules, strategy and tactics; enough time left for students to play afterwards.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-03
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Lord Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and want 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.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Spool Knitting THL Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented spool knitting. Cord braiding on a spool. Make a basic round cord. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Fee covers spool and string; take your work home with you.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Sword Making Lord Hroudland Make an SCA youth combat single-handed sword with a PEX core. Parents, please accompany children. Kits available to those 6-17 years old. Limited to 20 kits.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Dance Flash Mob Rehearsal Pennsic Dance Staff Practice for this year's flash mob.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Construction and history of this embroidered wall hanging from 1066, including hints and tips for making your own tapestry.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Flag Design Master Cormac Mor What does one do with those fantastic animals, interesting designs and brilliant colors needed for a good heraldic design? And where does one apply said design? Before heraldry ever appeared on shield and surcoat, those heraldic designs fluttered over the heads of kings and peasants, like majestic birds, in the form of banners, pennons, standards and gonfalons. Learn about the various types of heraldic flags that existed in period, their design and application. Then design your own!
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Elizabethan Embroidered Slips Mistress Medb ingen Dungaile Popular from the mid-16th to the mid-17th century, slips were embroidered motifs on canvas which were cut out and applied to various backing fabrics. Many of the surviving examples found today are of floral and plant motifs with many of the images having been copied or inspired by herbals, hence the use of the term 'slips.'
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow, that will grow with them. Share your tips, ideas and questions. Bring samples of your favorite go-to garb for your child. The handout will include ideas, websites, pictures that have been gleaned over the years.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 A Storybook Petting Zoo: Captain Cox's Books Lady Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain In 1575. Elizabeth visited Kenilworth castle, and the "Magnificent pageants presented before her" were recorded by one Robert Langham / Laneham. In his letter, he describes one player's extensive list of stories, books, songs and other works. The resulting bibliography contains many sources which SCA storytellers can utilize. Stories range from short (jestbook jokes) to epic (tales which frame a series of tales à la "1001 Nights" or "Decameron"), and cover a wide range of styles. Some books will be available for perusal.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 10 Marzipan Fruit Lady Deirdre O'Bardon Marzipan was used for centuries to make many pretty and tasty items. This class teaches how to make 2-3 different kinds of fruit from marzipan. Marzipan, food colors and sample fruit will be provided for a $5 fee. Ages 12 and up.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Once Upon a Time Duchess Melisande de Belvoir A 40-year member of the SCA tells stories, asks (and answers) questions, and suggests ways to "keep it fresh" or keep the magic in the SCA experience.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Wraps Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Bellatrix version of the "wrap", which provides powerful wraps from various angles, while maintaining bio-mechanical safety. The class will touch on several techniques that appear to be a wrap until late in the swing. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner C 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!
08-03
14:00
2.0 Haus Drakken's Lager (N11) Start a Fire Without the Sunday New York Times Lady Florian du Pommpier How to make simple fire starters from items you have around your house.
08-03
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Henna Party Lady Zimra al-Ghaziyah Come and explore the world of henna body art! All materials and instruction are provided. Children are welcome when accompanied by a responsible adult.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-03
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known Commedia dell'Arte troupes will guide you if you're new, or give you free advice that's definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
08-03
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn how to throw, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth (156) Beginning Egyptian Tabla (Doumbek) THL Donovan al Darbuka Come and learn the basics of the Egyptian tabla. In this class we will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Archery Tent Make Your Own Flemish String for Any Bow Lord archer bear horseman of rockbr Make a string for your recurve, long bow, horse bow or crossbow using modern B-50 Dacron.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Cartridge Pleating: How and Where Mistress Nicolette Bonhomme German Ren and English Tudor skirts; also later period styles. See and touch examples of each stage of the process. Handout w/examples. Beginners ok.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Kumihimo: Complex Japanese Braids in Period Lady Fujinami no Kaede This is a lecture class giving an overview of period kumihimo, including a discussion of the different construction techniques and how the braids were used.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling for Saxons Lord Nero Camulus A persona-focused introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of the Anglo-Saxon style of enameling. If you have wire working tools, please bring them along.Will have finished item. Max of 6 participants.
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 5 Photographers' Roundtable Master Phillip the Pilgrim Want to take better SCA photos? Want to talk shop with other photographers? Come hang out for a chat. No topic too big, no camera too small.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 6 The Renaissance Barber-Surgeon Master Michael Graham The instructor will use reproduction medical tools and facsimile texts to explain medical and surgical techniques and the role of the Barber-Surgeon.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 The Viborg Shirt Baroness Sylvie la chardonniere The Viborg shirt is a linen shirt dated to between 1019 and 1050 found near Viborg Søndersø, Denmark. This class will review the cut of the shirt and the seams used in its construction. There will be hand sewing.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #1: The Secret Handshake Pennsic Performing Arts So you're thinking of becoming a bard, or maybe you already are but you just can't seem to get in touch with others of your ilk. It can be difficult finding other bards, mentors, events and performance opportunities around you. This is our annual Meet and Greet. Come one, Come all!
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Funny Little Cordial Baroness Verena Entenwirth A look into the properties of humors in brewing. Medieval food and drinks were chosen and arranged based on their “humors”, a classification system of hot to cold, and moist to dry that was thought to influence one's temperament and health. Class covers the classification of typical medieval beverages such as ales, beers, wines and mead as well as how to create a personalized cordial based on a desired humor. Over 21 only.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 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? Come meet the Chatelain for the Kingdom of Atlantia (the officer in charge of welcoming you to the Society) and get a grasp on the basics. Learn about what essentials you should have for an event, basic customs and protocol, how to get involved, persona and heraldry, as well as much more. Come with questions or sit and listen. We promise you will learn a lot!
08-03
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Measures B Master Stefan of Cambion Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple middle class dances from Elizabethan England. They are from the Inns of Court in London and are done in a line, some not much more than walking.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Crocheting Erica Paige A beginner's class to introduce basic crocheting skills.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Games Tent Two Unusual Chess Variants Baron Brusten de Bearsul Knight's chess is a 14th-century version that bestowed unusual power on the knight. Papal chess is a Reformation-era chess that was banned by the Catholic church for centuries. Both derive from the Low Countries and adjoining areas of Germany. Learn to play the games as well as their history.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Sing We And Chant It: Madrigal and A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Meet & greet optional practice session for audience participation "Sing We and Chant It" Madrigal, Part Song, and A Capella Jam, Monday 8/4, at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own! (Material fee optional for a folder of this year's jam music) Song list available online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Erajd1a5RMcDm7YUDN5pweB1qQownE6vQYY-NEG4jA/edit?usp=sharing
08-03
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-03
16:00
1.5 A&S 1 Timbuktu and Beyond! Lord Osazuwa nKante Exploring daily life during the Golden Age of medieval West Africa
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Wrap a Sari Lady Sisuile Butler Discussion of several methods of wearing that new sari.
08-03
16:00
4.0 A&S 11 Inter-Kingdom Brewers Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-03
16:00
4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out till 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, please.
08-03
16:00
2.0 A&S 13 Sex in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a section on sex crimes. Handouts are limited, but I will also have CDs of the material for $1.
08-03
16:00
1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
08-03
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Meet-the-Dance-Faculty Social Pennsic Dance Staff Everyone is invited to meet the people who make the Pennsic School of European Dance happen! This event is open for all students and dancers to meet this year's faculty and staff, and is another social event for our faculty and experienced dancers. We encourage all to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and a group picture of staff and teachers will be taken.
08-03
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola Gold Leafing: Period to Modern Lady Dosalena Sophia dellaMirandola 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 and paper. All materials included.
08-03
16:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Teaches alternate throwing methods with different weapons. Experienced throwers or prior beginner's class preferred. Thrower limit is 25.
08-03
16:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Embellishing 16th-Century Music Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Getting bored playing for dancing? Then come learn how to jazz your playing up in a period style! This class is on adding ornaments, or extra notes, and is especially good for dance music, but applies to all 16th century. Helpful handout based on period treatises. Bring an instrument or your voice.
08-03
17:00
2.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
08-03
17:00
1.5 Archery Tent Target Archery Marshals' Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will a target archery marshals meeting in the marshals' tent on the archery range. There will also be an archery marshals' meeting on Sunday, August 3, at 5 pm, for all those marshals who did not or could not make the meeting on Thursday.
08-03
17:00
2.0 A&S 3 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.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Sixth-Century Hopped Mead Lord Magnus hvalmagi The Trosingen grave find contained numerous interesting artifacts, among them a bottle made of maple that contained the residue of what is believed to be a beer. I'll go over the find and delve into the specifics, then take you through my reconstruction. If you're interested in learning how to engage in period brewing without an explicit recipe, this is the class for you!
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Multiplying Like Rabbits Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen In 1202, Leonardo of Pisa, known today as Fibonacci, wrote Liber Abaci in an attempt to introduce our modern number system to the merchants of Pisa. He included many examples of ways to apply this new math to business practices of the day, such as commodities trading, evaluating company shares, accounting, minting money, and breeding rabbits. We will look at the kinds of problems he wrote about in order to convince merchants to adopt the new number system.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Let’s Write Poetry! Lady Deirdre O'Bardon If you want to write period poetry, this class will help you get started. First, we will discuss basic terminology used in describing poetry forms. Then we will cover some basic period forms of poetry such as rhymed couplets, the basic ballad form and sonnets. Next we will discuss the interaction between the subject of the poem and the form chosen. Please bring something to write on and with. There will be time for questions. There will also be a brief handout.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-03
17:00
2.0 Dance Tent Ball Prep: Beginners' Ball Gregory Blount Want to dance at the Beginners' Ball on Sunday night, but have no or little idea how? This is the class for you! All dances and steps will be taught, along with etiquette and survival tips.
08-03
17:00
2.0 North Battlefield Siege Inspections Lord Richard le Hauke Inspection time for siege weapons to be used during battles.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Touch The Earth (156) Exploring the Riq THL Donovan al Darbuka Come and learn the basics of the Riq. In this class we will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-03
17:00
3.0 West Battlefield Empire of the Sun Battle Lord Ryouko'jin of Iron Skies Japanese tournament and battle.
08-03
18:00
1.0 A&S 13 Latin Smack Talk Lady Jael ben Ari Learn how to insult friends and foes in Latin! Good fun on and off the field! We shall be rowdy!
08-03
18:00
4.0 South Battlefield Combat of the Thirty Ysemay Sterlyng This is a 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blows scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. Armour must be a reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-C harness, and weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th c kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, polearms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7', daggers and single handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are "captured" during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the CotT begins.
08-03
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood, Singing Minstrel Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, wandering minstrel, will beguile you with tales boldly sung in his first solo concert. Note: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 3 Viking Age Tablet Weaving: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of tablet weaving from Norse and neighboring sites, including Birka, Oseberg, Mammen, Elisenhof, Evebo, Snartemo, Eura and others; 40-page handout is available.
08-03
19:00
2.0 A&S 5 Youth Combat Marshals' Meet and Greet Sir Sextus Plinius Callidus Meet and Greet for any youth combat marshals and any adults interested in the youth combat program. Hosted by the Society Deputy for Youth Combat, this is a chance to ask questions, air concerns, and get to know other marshals.
08-03
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Games Tent Brothel Games Baron Brusten de Bearsul Learn some of the games known to have been played in the brothels and gambling dens. Sources of most games are from the Channel ports of England, later in the SCA's time frame, but a few games can be documented from other times and places. Attempts will be made to keep the discussion and play PG, but be aware that in prior teaching sessions it has occasionally gone beyond that limit.
08-03
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor - Together! Pennsic Performing Arts Enjoy Pennsic 43 with a Pennsic War tradition. Songs, stories and shenanigans with Duke Master Moonwulf, Michael Longcor, and special guests.
08-03
20:00
2.0 A&S 10 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.
08-03
20:00
2.0 Holt Heroetus (W01) Known World Siege Marshal Social THL Diccon de Reinport To promote convivial dialogue amongst the various groups of siege marshals in the Known World, Lord Diccon de Reinport, former D.E.M. of Siege for the Middle Kingdom, is please to announce the 5th Annual Kown World Siege Marshal Social to be hosted at the Holt Heroetus encampment at Pennsic War 43. Please join us for informal discussions about siege combat and marshaling and any other topics of interest.
08-03
20:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Guedra: North African Trance Dance Lady Kharajin of Turku Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. (If you've heard the talk before, you can skip the first 30 minutes or so and come for the participation in the dance. Men must leave at that point.) Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant, no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-03
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle Pennsic Performing Arts Efenwealt will do something entertaining and probably include other people, as he often does. If you are reading this text in the actual Pennsic Book, then something has gone horribly wrong and you should probably run for your life while there is still time. *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
20:30
1.0 Main Battlefield Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Night Sky Over Pennsic 2014 - Location: Proceed to the Main Battlefield until out from under the main lights. I will have a small portable telescope set up by a tent on the edge of the field. Time: Meet at dusk so we can traverse the field. Dates: Recommend two dates, to allow for weather. One, the weekend between the first and second week, and a drop-dead date in the second week, not the same night as Midnight Madness but before gentles need to leave to return home. Adjustments can be made via Pennsic University board. Preparations: Bring along a camp chair or blanket. It may get colder so dress appropriately. Binoculars or small telescopes will help but are not required. Plan to bring friends and family; and items such as hot chocolate, coffee in a thermos or a snack. Modern astronomy finds its roots in the Middle Ages with developments such as the basic mathematics of planetary motion, uses such as celestial navigation and discoveries such as the telescope. The Ocean of Night touches all shores. Duration: The talk will take about a half hour. After that, gentles may stay to enjoy the atmosphere and stars over Pennsic. Material: Sky Chart for Summer. Events of Interest: The Moon: The bright Moon will make seeing the minor meteor showers more difficult. July 22nd: Full Moon July 29: Last Quarter The Planets: Venus and Saturn are visible just before sunset in the West. You need at least 30X magnification to see the rings. I am bringing a short 80mm refractor with 44X. Mercury, Jupiter and Mars are visible just before dawn in the East. Never look at the Sun. July 30 Mercury Greatest Western Elongation July 31 Jupiter, Mars and Mercury line up E-NE just before dawn. Aug 3rd the Moon joins them. Meteor Showers: Major: Delta Aquarids (SDA and NDA) Meteor Shower: Peak is July 28th and 29th. Shower is active July 12th to August 23rd. Look south to the constellation Aquarius. Major: Perseid Meteor Shower (PER): Peak (60-80 hour) August 11 10PM to dawn. Perseus rises after midnight and peak will be near dawn. Shower is less active July 17th to August 24th. Resources: NASA: www.nasa.gov Night Sky Network: www.nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club-map.cfm National Space Society: www.nss.org Celestial Navigation: www.ips-planetarium.org/planetarium/articles/viking.html www.celestialnavigation.net/astro.html www.celestialnavigation.net.wayfinding.html www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/secrets-of ancient-navigators.html Instructor: William Bray Slayforth is a 15th-century English mercenary in the 100 Years War. William M. Cress is a chemist and mechanical engineer. He is an amateur astronomer who was privileged to be part of the volunteer technical team advising the editor of Boy Scout National on the BSA Astronomy Merit Badge Book.
08-03
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines a wondrous entertainment in three acts. You will be glad that you did!
08-04
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-04
08:15
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-04
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-04
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the archery range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 6th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Circa 1200 Day Artisans Row Circa 1200 Day will feature a daily life exhibit sponsored by Mistress Katherine von Schlosserwald and House Yew-Bend. Activities planned include a glass artisan, brewer and smith portraying life in this time period.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Fingerloop Braiding for Beginners Lady Fionnghualla Mhic Cealleigh A hands-on class learning a 5-loop braiding technique. Useful as decoration or cording. Can be made into lanyard for site tokens!
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 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.
08-04
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.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 Beginning Irish Language Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Learn some basic words and phrases in Irish. This class will go over the alphabet, pronunciation, and some common words and phrases.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 14th-Century Card-Woven Edges Lady Astryda Borowska Learn a simple needle-and-card-weaving technique to finish raw edges of 14th-century garments and accessories as found on archaeological finds from London. Materials provided.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Running an Event: Basics to Best Practices Lady Dalla Olafskona What are the basic things you need to remember if you're running an event? What are some of the "best practices" (or recommended) ways to organize a new or returning event? How can you make an annual event run even smoother? This class uses focused discussion to discover some of the best practices we've seen around the Society, and how to apply them to your own local events. This class will not cover how to run a feast (please see the class schedule for a different complete class on that topic), and will focus primarily on local or baronial level events. The instructor has modern experience running events for two other non-profit organizations in addition to SCA events.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 Russian Sarafans and Short Jackets Baroness Tatiana Ivanovna of Birchwood Womens' regional dresses and short jackets; overview of styles and pattern layouts for cutout and construction.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 9 The SCA's Greatest Hits Master Liam St. Liam An overview of some of the most popular songs and singers in the SCA available on CD or as downloads. Artists will incude Heather Dale, John Inchingham, Hector of the Black Height, Ken Theriot, Lisa Theriot, Lorelei Skye, Efenwealt Whystle, Baldwin of Erebor, Aneleda Falconbridge and a host of Calontiri. There will be others, too. (Two hours, but you'll get a lot if you can just stay one hour.)
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Small, Simple Period Notebook Mistress Gwerfyl verch Aneirin No experience needed! Make a small stab-stitch notebook for your pouch or purse, appropriate for most mid- to late-period personas. All supplies included. If you have any of the following tools, please bring them: ruler, pencil, awl, sharp scissors, embroidery needle with large eye.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 What Kind of Viking Are You? Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of women's clothing and accessories during the Viking Age. We will discuss basic theories of dress construction and skim through the types of accessories that are appropriate. This is not a sewing class, just a survey for women who want to understand the basics.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Anglo-Saxon Herbs and Gardens Lady Arastorm What herbs did the Anglo-Saxons have available? How did they grow or collect them? How did they use them? What did they call them? How much is known about what was in the Anglo-Saxon garden, and how we can try to replicate it?
08-04
09:00
9.0 A&S 14 ASHI Wilderness First Aid, Day 2 Chirurgeon Instructor Wilderness First Aid is a comprehensive 16-hour course for those who are involved in serious wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many wilderness trip leaders and guides. The program meets the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid curriculum and guidelines. Class length: 2 days, 9 hours each, Both sessions are required for certification. Limit of 12 students.
08-04
09:00
6.0 A&S 16 Poetry Day and Known World Poetry Competition Lady Katarzyna Witkowska We will again have Poetry Day for poets to share their knowledge and their poetry. Come and ask questions; come and share. We will also hold the Known World Poetry Competition. Drop off your entries between 10:00 and 12:00. Return at 2:00 pm to perform your work for final judging.
08-04
09:00
2.0 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, chansons, and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Herald's Point Laurel Roadshow Lady Lillia de Vaux Come watch and participate as the Sovereigns of Arms explain by examples how decisions are made for names and device. This is highly entertaining and very educational for heralds of all levels. All are welcome.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Rapier Field "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.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List SCA Rapier Combat for Historic Martial Artists Master Dante di Pietro This is a place and time for SCA fencers who are interested in, or are actively pursuing, the study of historic martial arts in the context of SCA rapier rules. During this time, you can meet others with similar interests, offer to teach, look to learn, or just come out to spar with the like-minded. A daily sign-up sheet will allow those in attendance to connect with others with matched goals for the day (e.g. someone willing to teach Fabris can find students wanting to learn, or vice versa, or someone looking for a fight can get one), and each day will end with special HMA-related sparring challenges.
08-04
09:00
1.0 The Little Dragon's Hoard (Plunder Lane (214)) Forge Safety 101 Lady Dagmaer Hroaldsdottir Beginners to blacksmithing will learn how to be safe while working around a forge, including proper clothing, awareness of surroundings, and having more than one person in the forge area at a time.
08-04
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshal Class THL Colin MacKenzie This class is for anyone who wishes to become a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Class is held in three parts, with a practical session. Participants must attend all three parts and have at least 3 hours of range time to complete the course (unless you make other arrangements with the Marshal in Charge). Minimum requirements for participants are membership in the SCA and a minimum age of 18. There are suggested classes also offered later in the week. At the time of the printing of the Pennsic book, the East and Middle are holding classes. There may be other kingdoms holding classes; check at the range for a complete list.
08-04
09:30
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-04
09:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance Basics Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Let's shimmy and undulate, do snake arms and a figure eight... all ages, genders, styles and species welcome. www.NinaAmaya.com
08-04
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Beginning Celtic Knotwork Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes Using 5-dot technique, students will be able to create knotwork. We'll look at examples and see patterns used. You get handout, pencils, graph paper.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Adv. Calligraphy: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta Mistress Alicia Langland The Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta is a late-period Renaissance master’s showcase. In this four-day, in-depth study, students will learn scripts used in this manuscript: Rotunda lowercase, Rotunda caps, Italic, and cadels. Take your calligraphy to the next level with our tips on analyzing scripts. Plan to attend all four two-hour sessions. Not suitable for beginners.
08-04
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Pennsic Food Lab Baron Janos Meszaros Primitive and medieval cooking space will be made available while open discussion, demonstrations and classes will be taught on applied archaeology relating to food and its production. Medieval cooking techniques, technology and methodology will be showcased in this open forum. Up-to-date times and topics will be posted outside of AEthelmearc Royal.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Perfume in History Lady Heather Hall Perfume and its relationship with science and culture from ancient times on, including spiritual, medicinal and cosmetic applications.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham We're told that modern accounting practices, such as double-entry bookkeeping, started in the 13th century. This class explores how the growth and changing needs of period businesses created methods still in use today.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Plagues of Europe: Really, There Was More Than One Master Alanus of Bunghea Measles, small pox, bubonic plague and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the affected population physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically. This class focuses on the origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and long term impact on the affected populations. When early man lived in relatively isolated groups, contact between individuals was infrequent and short-lived diseases (for either the disease or the host) were not able to spread by direct contact or through intermediaries such as rats, mosquitoes, etc. As people began to live closer together in towns, later in cities, and when sanitation became more of a threat to health, transmission of diseases became easier and more common. Resistant individuals lived and the less-resistant died, thus selectively increasing resistance in the population as a whole. The gradually declining death toll seen in recurrences of a particular plague was due to an increase in resistance within the population due to several factors. Modern medical investigations indicate that the same genetic makeup that allowed some people to survive or avoid bubonic plague are the same genetic makeup that allows some people be HIV positive and not develop AIDS.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 Breastfeeding Support Group Lady Dianimh Ban Breast-feeders, unite. Come join us If you are pregnant or nursing (any age child) or if you are a support person or educator. You are welcome to come, hang out and learn about breastfeeding and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, Educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support.
08-04
10:00
1.5 A&S 7 Taking Your Research From Reenactment to Academia Lady Jane Milford Have you ever considered taking your SCA research and bringing it to the modern academic community? The path is not for the faint of heart, but this class will at least give you a map. Critical thinking skills to apply to your research will also be discussed.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 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.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Spinning Fine Lady Emengar la fileresse We will discuss what contributes to making a fine yarn or thread. Topics will include fiber type, fiber prep, spinning technique, etc. Bring your spindle and/or wheel. We may also play the technique guessing game.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 15 Kumihimo: Braids and Finishing Lady Fujinami no Kaede beginning Kumihimo
08-04
10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Stitching Temari: Wrapped and Woven Patterns Lady Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Bring your completed ball from the "Ball Bases" class and learn to wrap and weave a pattern onto it.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Cynnabar (WO2) Advanced Beginning Reed Basket Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Students will learn weaving a reed basket from beginning to end and take their basket with them. They will learn techniques for using round reeds to construct baskets and will learn the history of reed basket making.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Renaissance Party Dances: Chirintana and Friends Master Lorenzo Petrucci Some dances are more about fun than footwork. We will start by learning Piva and Saltarello, and then finish with Chirintana. Beginners are very welcome.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Loading Loadum Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre A late Renaissance trick-avoiding card game.
08-04
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp 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 will make it easier to do. All materials and tools provided by the instructor.
08-04
10:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Armored Field Battles Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Field Battles consist of five battles, one point each. No switching sides.
08-04
10:00
2.5 Malus Fortuna (B04) Jewelry Making Adam de Gallus Introduction to jewelry making. Solder a bezel and set a round cabochon stone in copper. Tools for 4 participants only.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
08-04
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-04
10:30
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-04
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-04
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be 3 challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the 3 War Points for each shoot.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Medieval Sewing Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle Have you ever wanted to know how medieval clothing was actually constructed? Learn the techniques used to sew all varieties of clothing. This class focuses on the 14th-15th centuries, but the methods are applicable to other periods as well. This class is hands-on, no previous sewing experience needed! The 1st hour we will learn the stitches, the 2nd hour we will make a pouch using medieval threads. Please bring scissors if you have them.
08-04
11:00
3.0 A&S 4 Animal Beads Practice Lady Sigrid the Beadmaker Making animal-shaped beads of glass, from dragons to sheep, using and pulling different kind of stringers. Forming glass with gravity and tools. This is an advanced class. Feel free to bring tools you feel comfortable with, preferably a pair of tweezers and something pointy!
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Survey of Soapmaking Mistress Crespine de la Vallée This class surveys the documented history of soapmaking from al-Razi in 10th-century Persia to "Alexis of Piedmont" in 16th-century Italy. We will focus on soap as a product for cleaning the skin, hair and clothing. Discussion covers basic processes, raw materials, and usages in period. Examples of reproduction soaps will be available to handle, view, smell and wash with.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Cathars Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen The subject of numerous popular fiction novels and conspiracy theories, the Cathars were a religious sect from the medieval period. Declared heretics, they were the subject of intense persecution by the Roman Catholic Church. This class will examine such questions as "Who were the Cathars and what did they believe? What impact did they have on history?"
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Filking: Fun With Words Lady Maeve Ronan A little history, a little fun, and a little filking all in the same class.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Intro to Divination by Sorcery Dr Henry Best A survey class on Sorcery, aka Sortilege, aka Divination by Lot, as it was done in period. We will look at methods from all over the world, using coins, dice, stones, cards, books, sticks. From Julius Caesar’s battlefield system, to studying the flights of arrows, to Italian salon games, to the Catholic Church rolling dice to obtain answers directly from God. Most important of all, we will cover the mindset necessary to appreciate how sorcery was seen and understood in period.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Putting the Right Foot Forward Baroness Verena Entenwirth Want SCA appropriate footwear, but don’t know where to start? Come learn the basic styles for different cultures throughout the SCA time frame so you can easily identify what footwear is right for you. Class notes will also include links and references for tutorials on how you make your own SCA footwear.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Battlefield Double-Reed Musical Instruments: Loud and Soft Master Remus Fletcher Have you ever wondered about period woodwinds other than then recorders? Double-reed instruments come in several flavors: loud or soft, windcapped or open reeds. What is better: a natural or synthetic reed? Learn a little about the care and feeding of the crumhorn, cornamuse, kortholt, shawm and Rauschpiefe.
08-04
11:00
1.5 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dance for ECD Feet: La Castellana Lady Gianna Vettori Italian dances can seem intimidating for dancers just getting steady on their English Country feet. Caroso's La Castellana is a simple Italian dance for couples that translates easily into ECD terminology. For as many couples as will.
08-04
11:00
1.25 Guild Mirandola Byzantine Iconography: Theology in Line and Color Lady Dosalena Sophia dellaMirandola In-depth overview of origins, history, symbolism, and technique of the ancient art of Byzantine Icons. Also a good introduction to two-part "Egg Tempera" class.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-04
11:00
2.0 Rapier Field Thugs for Jugs: A Rapier Charity Tourney Lady Symone de la Rochelle To all those skilled in the art of rapier, the Free Scholars of the Academie de Espée of the great Kingdom of Atlantia are pleased to once again host an annual tournament to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The format of this 9th annual tourney will be triple elimination, with progressive weapons forms following Atlantian rapier conventions. Combatants start first with Single Sword. Upon taking a loss, the combatant may take up a defensive secondary. Upon taking a second loss, the combatant may take up an offensive secondary. Upon taking a third and final loss, the combatant will take heed on the need to learn to parry, and watch their fellow combatants strive to bring glory and awareness towards a most noble and important cause. A donation of at least $5 will be required to compete, though all are welcome to support this important cause. The winner and finalist will be awarded a period drinking vessel worthy of their great feat of strength. All funds raised will be donated to a breast cancer charity of the winner's choice.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Spear Throwing Thrown Weapons Staff Learn to accurately throw spears without destroying your arm. History and development of spears will be covered. By Lord Dominic Seamor
08-04
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-04
11:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent How to Teach Beginners to Throw Thrown Weapons Staff For thrown weapons marshals and MITs, this course will show how to teach thrown weapons to someone who wants to learn how to throw. It will cover both an informal class and a formal class technique. This is a recommended class for MITs, but not required. By Lord Leonhard Schuwert.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 Healthy Projection and Professional Presentation Lord Martyn de Haliwell Discussion of breathing, resonance and acoustics for the active voice herald, story teller, or signer from an opera singer's perspective, with a lecture followed by a masterclass-style session with any willing participants.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Basic Weaving: Emphasis on Tablet Weaving THL Brigitta the Weaver Learn a few tablet weaving basics and begin weaving on pre-strung cards. Students leave with ability to reproduce simple bands on their own. Handout included in material fee. Adults or older children (age 12 and up with parent).
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Equestrian Research Sources Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class will focus on the sources available to the researcher concerning equestrian arts and equipment used in the Middle Ages. The emphasis is on locating sources for documentation of projects and as a guide to creating your own equestrian related pieces. The last part of the class will feature a roundtable discussion of favorite sources of participants.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Introduction to Medieval Music Notation Master John Elys Reading medieval music in modern notation imposes modern notions of measure, phrasing, and tonality. Reading it in the original notation allows us to get closer to the composer's intentions and the head-space of a medieval performer, and can help achieve those elusive, magical “medieval moments”. We'll start with an overview of differences between modern and medieval notation, and then spend most of the class reading examples. 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).
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 A New Way to Wire Weave: Anglo-Saxon Interweave Baroness Serafina Alamanni This will be a discussion of a historical wire weaving pattern and its differences from the Baltic area examples often called "Viking" wire weaving. We will be discussing the archaeological evidence for its construction and use. Ten kits will be available for $5 on a first-come basis for interested participants to practice the method and take home the materials to finish a chain. Observers are welcome. The Baltic method, commonly known in the SCA as "Viking" wire weaving, will be discussed but not directly taught.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Eastern Divination Kuji Kaoni Musashi Demonstration of the divinatory arts of Asia. Some arts we will examine are Omikuji, I Ching, the 100 poems of Kuan Yin, and Chinese astrology.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
08-04
12:00
3.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Cooking in a Clay Oven THL Giovanni di Cellini Cooking in an on-site clay oven. The focus will be on breads and baked goods; yeast breads, flat breats, pizza, cobblers, cake. Discusson of slow cooking using a pre-heated oven.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Déjà Vu: La Castellana Part 2 Lady Ginevra Boscoli Delve a little more deeply into this 16th-century cascarde by transitioning to the use of Italian terminology and focusing on style and embellishment. Completion of "La Castellana: Italian Dance for ECD Feet" or some familiarity with 16th-century Italian steps is recommended but not required.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Guild of Limners (024) A Bamboo Reed or Quill Is a Good Start Lord Aleksandr, Chymist Usual and some unusual ways to turn fowl feather or weedy reed into a work of art itself - the first tool of the writer's trade that can aid your period writing skills, or leave you with a bad case of Monk's Cramp. Then on to other tools of the trade as necessary to a herald, copyist or rubricator as a good brush is to a painter, that can either hinder or help a task difficult enough in the first place. While even the youngest SCAdian probably knows how to handle a knife, if you're 12 of younger, please bring a parent. Inks from oak gall to pomegranate available to try. We try to share our knives, but if you have anything from a period pen knife to a #5 X-Acto, please bring it along. Quills available for $1 each; possibly some more exotic materials available, bamboo (while it lasts) is free.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Basics of Vocal Production THL Kasha Alekseeva How to produce healthy, efficient vocal tone when speaking or singing. Come prepared to make noise!
08-04
12:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Movement by Mysore Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-04
12:00
1.75 Performing Arts Tent - Backstage (Pennsic University) Performing Arts - Pennsic 44 Stage Design Meeting Pennsic Performing Arts Meeting time for PA Staff, KWP Staff, and other interested parties to discuss the pending stage rebuild. Meet backstage at 12pm - 1:45pm.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
08-04
12:30
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-04
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 and 12 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with rhythms played in 6 and 12. Morrocan & Persian 6/8 and Chaka 12 are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-04
12:30
2.0 West Battlefield Mooselodge Open Tourney Baron Bryce de Byram Remember when we used to have regular SCA style tourneys at Pennsic? This year we will again! This tournament will be open to all armoured fighters and fought Atlantian Speed Style, double elimination, under the Atlantian Conventions of Combat.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Affordable Illumination Kit Lady Isabel Fleuretan Have you done a "paint-a-scroll" and decided that this is pretty nifty? Are you working with borrowed supplies? Building an illumination kit can be an expensive proposition but it doesn't have to break the bank. Don't make the same mistakes I did! We will discuss paint options, medium choices, brush selection, other essential tools, and some online resources to draw inspiration from.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Mead Begins with Bees Lord Mikhail Bortnikovich Class covers site selection, reference material sources, basic equipment, demonstrations on wooden ware construction. These are the things you will need before you even order your bees.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 14th-Century Quilting in Household Textiles Lady Astryda Borowska This class focuses on the 14th-century Guicciardini quilt at the V&A and Bargello museums. Materials provided to make a sample.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Basic Fiber Preparation for Spinning Lady Kateline Eliot Hands-on demonstration and discussion about how to prepare different types of fiber for spinning on a spindle or a wheel. Discussion will include animal and plant fibers ranging from wool and silk to cotton and bast fibers (flax, hemp). The entire process of preparation will be discussed from washing to preparing to spin including methods and tools.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Make a St. Birgitta Coif THL Sarai Tindall Come make a simple linen coif appropriate for all classes of women from the 13-15th centuries. Recommended: knowledge of basic hand-sewing.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Pigments I: Red Ocher Master Johannes von Narrenstein How to make and using red ocher pigment. Fundamentals of paint-making and pigment safety. Tools and materials provided.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Demystifying the SCA Kitchen Lady isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte Decoding period recipes. Understanding basic concepts of period cooking. How to organize from planning and shopping to follow through.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 Hakama Construction THL Yamamura Kitsune A brief overview of Japanese trousers/divided skirt will be discussed, along with a step-by-step visual demonstration of their construction. Extra time is allotted for consultations. Please bring along your own materials if you'd like assistance starting your pattern. If you have questions prior to the class, please contact me at yamamura.kitsune@gmail.com.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 15 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
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Sado Nyumon: Introduction to the Tea Ceremony Solveig Throndardottir An overview and participatory introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony. Includes a basic introduction to the history and theory of the tea ceremony along with a participatory introduction to the basics of performing the role of a guest in a tea ceremony.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gresley Dances Lady Evelynne Merrymet These dances, dated to c.1500, were found on the back of ledger sheets 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. Dances: New Year, Rawty de duobus, Roye de tribus, Oringe de tribus, Ly bens distonys de duobus.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Maison Rive (Merchant space #24) Bling on a Budget Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to use glass jewels, beads, and metal to add dignity and ostentation to clothes without going broke. From minor flourishes to full-bore excess, planning and execution, covered by instructor with 25+ years experience working with these forms of embellishment. No purchase necessary. Supplies available for purchase; prices vary depending on patterns chosen.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-04
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons for the Handicapped Thrown Weapons Staff Most physical limitations are not a barrier to this martial art. Please join us and expand your Pennsic experience. By Lord Alexander Makristyne.
08-04
13:30
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. Juggling sets range from $5-$10.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. How it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Designing Armory from Period Examples Mistress Elsbeth Anne Roth Thinking about a device but don't really know what you want? Want to have something that might have existed in the Middle Ages? This class will tell you how to design core-style arms by looking at period examples (many of which are online) and borrowing ideas, all within the standards of the Society.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Pagan Beliefs in Ancient Russia Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Slavic mythology is a difficult subject. The historical evidence is fragmented, with many conflicting sources and multiple later literary inventions. This is a brief reconstruction of Russian mythology, based on archaeological and folkloric evidence.
08-04
14:00
4.0 A&S 5 Basic Silversmithing Lord Xenon the Nebulous Students will make a pendant using cabochon semi-precious stones which would have been available in period, and sterling silver sheet and wire. The processes will include forming, silver soldering and finishing.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham The origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance period.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 SCA 101: Very Basics for Newcomers and Chatelaines Master Liam St. Liam Starting with what SCA stands for, how it started and what we do, this is the class to take if you are new to the SCA or teach newcomers. We'll also talk about navigating your first Pennsic.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 11 Butter Make-and-Take Alexander von Lübeck Come learn how to churn butter from simple cream. Participants will use a mini-churn to create their own batch of butter to take back to their camp, plus also get the opportunity to help churn a larger batch in a wooden churn that everyone can sample. Prepare to get a wee bit messy. Material fee of $3 covers mini-churn and cream to make the butter.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Meet the Mayor (Pennsic 44) University Registrar Questions/comments on Pennsic 44; meet with the Mayor for a friendly discussion.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Blue List Bellatrix Techniques Duke Paul of Bellatrix This class teaches fundamental and advanced techniques of the Bellatrix system of armored sword and shield fighting. It is appropriate for all levels of proficiency. Technique is one of the main pillars of successful fighting. No matter what your level of proficiency, efficient and effective technique will help you to improve your game, and avoid injury through faulty bio-mechanics. The class is taught unarmored. Students will need a sword and preferably a shield, or something similar. Neither need to be SCA legal, but must be safe.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Budgardr (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Three chairs, two tables, and a bed, all based on period designs. At least one chair, one table, and the bed are simple enough so that someone with only basic tools and no expertise should be able to make them.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Bransles B THL Darius the Dancer Never danced before? No problem! Class starts with basic steps and patterns, and then introduces you to fun bransles from 16th-century France.
08-04
14:00
2.0 East Battlefield Rapier Field Battle Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Consists of 3 battles with 15 minutes between; one Friendship Battle 20 minutes after War Point battles.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Guild of Limners (024) Green, er Blue! The 5th Annual InkThing Lord Aleksandr, Chymist It's ... green - or I'm hoping it is - The 5th annual class & get-together on period ink making, including 2 versions of a 10th-century or so clear green ink recipe (and a half-dozen other 'new' Copper Greens), along with the usual oak gall, pomegranate, and carbon-based inks. All ink-makers are invited to share their methods (and their own inks) for making any art laid down with a pen. Please contact me in advance, if possible, if you too have something unique.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Restorative Dance Lady Crimson Kate McPhee This is for anyone who is on a healing journey—any person who is recovering from cancer; has had a serious surgery or multiple reconstructive surgeries; women who have just given birth and/or have had rough childbirths/cesarean surgery; anyone who is suffering from an emotional and/or physical disconnect from her body as the result of debilitating illness. Using the framework of Middle Eastern dance, we will gently introduce movement back into the lives of those who have suffered physical traumas that may prevent them from feeling both physically and emotionally comfortable in a traditional dance class. The class will consist of a gentle dance warm-up, gentle stretch, learning no more than two to three dance moves, slow and gentle cool-down stretch.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-04
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Axes and Javelins and Hurlbats, Oh My! THL Reinhold von Glier Petting zoo of late-period throwing weapons, 1300-1600. Learn about the huge variety of throwing weapons used in the late period, along with a buyer’s guide for reproductions and tips for constructing or modifying your own.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Dumbek Rhythm Changes Malik (Mark DeFilippo) This class will focus on changing from one common rhythm to another. Handouts will be supplied.
08-04
14:30
1.5 Amphitheater Improv Theater Games for Improving Your Character THL Sophia the Orange Come learn and play theater games focused on the art of improvisation. Skills learned here can be used to improve any kind of performance including the portrayal of your persona in the SCA.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Æthelmearc Scribes Get-Together Baroness Ekaterina Volkova An afternoon to meet your fellow scribes and enjoy some light refreshment. Bring your portfolio and share your work.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Archery Tent Make Your Own Flemish String for Any Bow Lord archer bear horseman of rockbr Make a string for your recurve, long bow, horse bow or crossbow using modern B-50 Dacron.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Neck/Cuff/Hem: 14th-C Greenland Dresses Mistress Nicolette Bonhomme Learn special sewing techniques for the necklines, sleeve cuffs, and hems of the 14th-C dresses from a find in Greenland. Beginner-friendly.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Building Scrolls Without a Book of Hours Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot What? No Book of Hours? Yes! Learn how to use period artwork to build scrolls and break into a new area of creativity.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Viking Age Clothing: The Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Thorsbjerg, Mammen, Viborg, Damendorf, Birka, Eura, and other finds; 45-page handout is available.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Children's Pouchmaking Class Lady Arabella Grant Kids of any age can come and make a very simple cloth pouch to hold small baubles. You can easily attach it to your wrist or belt. This class is family-friendly and youth/children are encouraged to participate. Responsible adult required.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 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
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Retaining the Unretainable Lord Philipp Hartrat Getting started in retaining? Have some seasoning under your belt? This is the class to get started or improve your skills, share stories and learn from each other. Help create the magic of the game by being a good retainer.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Grooming: Medieval-Style Lady Heodez De Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 Roman Ladies' Afternoon Lady Jael ben Ari An afternoon of information, fun, and learning. Learn about the role of women in Rome, partake in Roman pampering, and enjoy light refreshments. A chance to build on your existing Roman persona/ garb or start learning.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 13 This Pile of Sticks Is a Loom? Lady Cristianna Weaver Vertical, warp-weighted, tapestry, floor, inkle, backstrap, Oseberg...so many types of looms! Come learn the differences!
08-04
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Intoduction to Labyrinths Lord Ambros Kyrielle It matters not if you are Tudor or Turk, Norseman or Nepalese, Breton or Borgia, labyrinths are a part of your world. Topics covered are "What is a labyrinth?" ; categories and types; how to draw one; and a whirlwind tour of labyrinths in period. From storytelling devices to dancing floors, from monster trap to heavenly road the labyrinth has meant many things to many peoples. Brought to you by "That Chalk Labyrinth Guy."
08-04
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country C Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn simple English Country dances.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Board Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review board games previously taught and provide opportunities to practice with a knowledgeable instructor's assistance.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pre-16th-C. 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 is not require but really helps (especially your major and natural minor scales).
08-04
15:00
1.0 Red List The Polearm Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson A look at several techniques from the 16th-century manual of arms of Paulus Hector Mair.
08-04
15:00
1.0 South Battlefield Known World Squires' Tourney Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Unbelted fighters in fealty to a Member of the Order of the Chivalry of the SCA are invited to test their skills against their peers in this double elimination tourney. Knights do not need to sign in their squires although knights are encouraged to come and sign the scroll the winner will take home. There are no limits on the number of squires per knight.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Kinetic Throwers' Tourney Thrown Weapons Staff Competitors will throw at the targets while walking toward them. For advanced throwers; limit of six participants. By Lord Magnus de Londres
08-04
15:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Construction of Spear for Thrown Weapon Activities THL Quentin MacGowan Includes finding low cost quality materials, tools and techniques to put spear together; safety and actual production of two spears in Class 1.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List East/Midrealm Round-Robin Tournament Lord Hroudland Their Majesties invite Youth Combatants to vie for Honor and Victory in a round-robin list for Divisions 1 -3.
08-04
15:15
1.0 Touch The Earth (156) Frame Drumming THL Donovan al Darbuka Come and learn the basics of the Frame Drum. In this class we will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-04
15:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Kalaripayattu Mistress Lakshmi Get a first taste of an art often called the mother of all martial arts. Originating from Kerala, India, this highly athletic form of unarmoured combat is a rare and rigorous style preserved from pre-British Raj India. A great adventure for martial artists, it's also a great way to add strength, balance and flexibility to your dance. Bring extra water and extremely flexible, nonrestrictive clothing.
08-04
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? - Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Cutting a Quill Pen THL Estelle de la Mer Learn how to take a plain feather and turn it into an instrument of writing. Sharp knives will be used; ages 10-14 need parental supervision.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Becoming a Peer: One Laurel's Journey Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia Wondering about being a Peer? Maybe having some struggles with your path? You're not alone! It happens to many of us. Hear one Laurel's story that can hopefully help you figure out how to enjoy your own adventure. We'll be covering what have come to be known as "Zsof's Rules". We'll discuss each one and how it came about. Maybe you'll walk away with some of your own rules too.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Run "It Takes My Child to Raze a Village" Lady Sæhildr barngóðr The basics of running a parent-child focused event to help further the future generation's involvement in the SCA.
08-04
16:00
2.0 A&S 7 How to Card-Weave Letters and Designs Elena Hylton Learn to weave letters, numbers, or your own designs using the double-faced weaving technique! To fully participate, bring a loom warped with 42 cards, A&B in one color, C&D in a contrasting color, all S or Z threaded, and shuttle in either color. Basic technique can be learned with fewer cards (12 or up) for smaller looms, but you will be limited for patterns to try in class. Observers welcome, or bring one loom and share with a friend.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 8 Developing Your Japanese Persona Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato Designed to take an individual through the process of building and fully developing any Japanese persona. Focuses on thinking through back story to add realism to one's SCA identity. Good for newcomers and old hands alike.
08-04
16:00
1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
08-04
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginning English Country Dance Lady Jane Milford Do you know what doubles, siding, arming, sets and turns, and heys are? Well come to this beginners' class on English Country dance and you will! Simple dances such as Black Nag, Gathering Peascods, and Rufty Tufty will be taught.
08-04
16:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola Egg Tempera Panel Painting: Part 1 Lady Dosalena Sophia dellaMirandola 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. This 2-part workshop will give hands-on time to explore this essential period medium in depth, from prep to finish. All materials included, beginner to advanced.
08-04
16:00
8.0 Okewode Hall, Gode Erthe Pottes (space 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!
08-04
16:00
2.0 Rapier Field Everything Looks Rosier at the Bottom of a Glass Lord Nathaniel Wyatt To enter this tourney bring a bottle of your favorite libation as an entrance fee. The winner of this tournament will get to choose their favorite libation from all the entries. However, any visiting or participating Royalty may wish to sample from the entries, as Their Royal Whim suits them. This is a simple double-elimination random pairing tourney. No two-handed swords are allowed. Double kills count as a loss for both parties. MICs: Don Caine Ramsey and Warder Colin Macnish. To enter you must meet the following criteria: 1) Be 21, with a valid picture ID available for review. NO exceptions to this rule 2) Have at least 1 bottle of your favorite libation (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) as your entrance fee. We encourage all participants to stick around for the post-tourney revel. Bring food, brings chairs…AND bring your cups.
08-04
16:00
2.0 West Battlefield 10-Man Unbelted Melée Tourney Baron Mungoe McKlinchey For the third year The Sargents of Saint Aiden sponsor the Ten Man Melée Tourney. The fight will be for the Sargents' chest. Each year the coat of arms of the winning team are added to the chest. At this time Atlantia and Æthelmearc are the two kingdoms on the Chest. Will one of these two Kingdoms be the first to form a Dynasty in this tourney, or will a new kingdom emerge as champions this year?
08-04
16:00
2.0 White List My Mom Can Beat Up Your Mom Tourney Sir Ariella of Thornbury The Victorious Mother will take home the Gilded Macaroni Shield with painted case for the year! All Moms authorized in heavy combat are welcome.
08-04
16:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Dance Musician Logistics and Performance Master Albrecht Catsprey This will be a lecture as well as actual run-through of dance tunes in order to teach musicians the logistical and philosophical applications of instruments when supporting historical dance events.
08-04
17:00
2.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Archer General for more details.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 A Sleeping Pen Awakened Lady Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig Literacy does not mean the same thing today that it meant 500 years ago, and this change is more complicated when gender enters the picture. This class will examine women's literacy between 1400-1600. Class will examine women who wrote, men and women who wrote about women writing, and the distinction between women reading and women writing.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Viking Age Furniture: The Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age furniture, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover digs at Norse sites such as Oseberg, Gokstad, Birka, Dublin, Hedeby, etc. There will be a 45-page handout available.
08-04
17:00
3.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné Enameling Lady Gwenllian Annwyl Students will be introduced to the technique, tools, and materials of cloisonné enamel. Kits are available for students to create a small piece of their own. You may - and are encouraged - to bring wire working tools such as pliers and cutters.
08-04
17:00
2.0 A&S 16 Period Drinking Songs Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Ball Prep: Grand Ball Mistress Alina of Foxwood Want to dance at the Grand ball on Monday night, but have no or little idea how? This is the class for you! All steps will be taught, along with etiquette and survival tips.
08-04
17:00
1.0 North Battlefield Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-04
17:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent In-Persona Storytelling and Poetry Pennsic Performing Arts Poetry and period stories presented as told by a period person to a period audience by Duke Cariadoc of the Bow.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts What’s the difference between a baboon and a Viking? The Viking has a sword and will hit people who make bad jokes! Thank you! Thank you! I’m here all week. If you haven’t had enough Efenwealt yet this year, come on out for a little comedy warm-up before the evening’s improv comedy intensive.
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Interrogating Your Museum Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot It's time to get more out of your museum. Find out what to ask, who to ask, and what to do with the answers once you have them.
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 3 Fingerloop Braids Project Gregory Blount We know the instructions for a bunch of fingerloop braids, but only a small fraction of braids explained in the primary sources have been decoded. Would you like to help? Come to this meeting and help us organize a project to finish them all!
08-04
18:00
1.0 A&S 5 Opus Teutonicum: German white work embroidery Lady Mariss Ghijs An overview of German white work embroideries from the 12th to 15th centuries. Looking at who, what, when and where.
08-04
18:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Sing We And Chant It IV: Madrigal/ A Capella Jam Pennsic Performing Arts Come one and all who enjoy madrigal and polyphony / part-singing to sing along for an evening of madrigal, part-song, and a capella favorites performed by you, The Audience! Lady Lorelei Skye returns as your host, along with Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn, and other guest conductors, for an evening of musical variety. Come and make joyful music, or sit and enjoy the harmony of multiple a capella voices! (Some music will be available to share, or bring your own!) Informal practices to be held during Peace Week on Friday, 8/1, 12-2 pm and Sunday, 3-4:30 pm; look in the class listings for more information. You do not need to attend a practice to participate in the Jam. Song list available online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Erajd1a5RMcDm7YUDN5pweB1qQownE6vQYY-NEG4jA/edit?usp=sharing
08-04
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. Over 110 minutes of improvisation guaranteed! Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 4PM. *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
19:00
1.0 A&S 1 Low Magick in the Middle Ages Lady Arastorm What kind of magick was actually practiced during the Dark and Middle Ages? This is the other half of the High Magick workshop (q.v.); in this I cover the magick of the common people, the attitudes toward witchcraft and witches, and the magick people used that wasn’t considered "witchy", but was usually anti-witch, or fairy magick.
08-04
19:00
1.0 A&S 3 Mustards and Sauces Roundtable 100 Lady Gwyneth Mustard? Medieval sauces? Informal meeting for those interested in making mustards and sauces. Sample and share recipes and information. We highly encourage folks, if they so desire, to bring samples of mustards and sauces they have made. Not required at all but the more things to sample the better! We will be making up booklets to hand out at class. If any mustardiers or sauciers have recipes to share, please contact me at bookshop@charter.net to have these included in the booklet.
08-04
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Pole Arm Tourney Mistress Jenna MacPherson Come enter the First Youth Combat Pole Arm Tourney! Details and Rules will be available at the Youth Combat Marshals' Tent. For those not entering the tourney the usual open-field practice time will be available.
08-04
19:30
0.75 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir sings medieval and renaissance music by such famed composers as Michael East, Orlando di Lasso, Orazio Vecchi, John Dowland, Juan del Encina, and Adam de la Halle. Includes a guest appearance by our friends from the Sylvan Singers of the Shire of Sylvan Glen!
08-04
20:00
1.5 A&S 10 Paternosters: A Visual History of Period Prayer THL Elizabethe Alles After a brief discussion of the history and development of prayer beads in western Europe, this slideshow will feature images of prayer bead sets and fragments from the 12th to 16th centuries.
08-04
20:15
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Aneleda Falconbridge Pennsic Performing Arts Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge is a songwriter, poetess, and performer of songs for modern warriors, shield maidens, and people with magic in their hearts (and probably a sword or two on their walls.) ʺI Am of the Northʺ, her first full-length album of original music, will be released in early summer 2014. She lives in the wilds of the Barony of Endewearde in the East (Maine) where the snow is deep in the winter, the forest is deep in the summer, and the people are deep all the time.
08-04
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! Terrible poetry! All in one magnificent Commedia dell'Arte show, as only i Genesii can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-05
07:00
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 there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-05
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-05
09:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Food Lab Study Hall Baron Janos Meszaros Ever wanted to try hearth cooking but only had access to an electric range? Thought about braizing in pottery but all you own is All-Clad? This is the place for you! In association with the Food Lab Classes, we have set up a Food Lab Study Hall. Bring your redacted recipes and see how they work out in our historically accurate equipment over real fire. Experts in open fire cooking will be available to help if needed. Come let your Feast Flag fly! All participants entering the Food Lab Study Hall will be required to read the fire safety handout that will be available on site at all times.
08-05
09:00
1.5 AEthelmearc Royal Camp (N04) Known World Chatelaines Meet and Greet THL Desiderata Drake Known World Chatelaine's Meet and Greet and Round Table. Come talk to Chatelaines from other kingdoms to get ideas and support.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the archery range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 6th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Embroidery Day Artisans Row All things designed and wrought with a needle: embroidery, whitework, blackwork, tapestry, stump work and more. Displays, demonstrations and teaching. Day organized by Lady Jaqueline de Molières with Baroness Rainillt.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Narrow Wares Day Artisans Row All things with string including kumihimo, inkle loom weaving, tablet weaving, card weaving, sprang, fingerloop braiding and lucet cording.
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09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Paternoster Day Artisans Row Explore this interesting art. Paternosters and prayer beads exist in most cultures and yet take very different forms. See the variety and make one.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 A Guide to Equestrian Activities in the SCA Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen This class will discuss types of equestrian activities practiced in the SCA. As such it is an aid to those watching the activities, enhancing their appreciation of equestrian events through an understanding of the purpose of the "games," historical background, and "scoring" for competition purposes. This class is also of benefit to those persons seeking to get involved in this exciting area of the SCA experience.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Conflict Checking Mistress Elsbeth Anne Roth The basics for the rules the heralds use to determine if two pieces of armory are too close or not, and methods for finding conflicts. This is not the one using the complex conflict checking form although there will be some discussion related to it.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Half-Linings Considered Harmful Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy This class will examine fashion fabric, lining, and construction choices for the Gothic fitted dress. Particular attention is paid to preferred choices as recorded in primary sources, and alternative options that acknowledge the widely variant needs of a lady of the Society from those of her ancestress.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Twisties and Complex Decoration Mistress Adelicia of Cumbria You've made your beads; now decorate them. Learn about different techniques to make twisted stringers and then apply them to different shapes of beads.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Soap: Reading and Using Period Recipes Mistress Crespine de la Vallée This class takes a closer look at two period soap recipes: a 13th-century Yemeni soap made from sesame oil, and a 16th-century Italian soap made from olive oil. Units of measurement and terminology used in the sources will be examined and explained, with resources for deciphering the units and terms provided. We will also discuss how period recipes and techniques differ from modern soapmaking practice, the possible reasons for those differences, and how it affects the final product.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Babies at Pennsic: A Discussion Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to deal with babies and small children at Pennsic: a discussion by and for those who have done it, are doing it, or will do it.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Using a Turkish Drop Spindle Lady Genevieve de Saint Malo An introduction to hand-spinning with a focus on the special characteristics of a Turkish style spindle. Practice drafting, winding on, and plying. Use spindle during class for free; take it home for $20.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Viking Ornamentation: Viking Treasure Necklace THL Brigitta the Weaver Participants review historical evidence, then create their own Viking-era treasure necklace. You may wish to bring one focal bead, medallion, or Thor's hammer. Small site tokens also work well. Or just come string beads with Brigitta! Adults or older children (age 12 and up with parent).
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 11 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th - 14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Researching on The Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Fun with Interkingdom Anthropology Master Liam St. Liam How do you do things in your kingdom? Tell us, and we'll tell you how we do it in ours. Trust us, we will all learn a lot. If you have ever traveled in the SCA, you know things can be very different from kingdom to kingdom. Even though we have a lot in common, we have differences, too. Let's talk about them.
08-05
09:00
7.0 A&S 14 ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer Chirurgeon Instructor CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field who are required to have a professional-level basic life support training. Students learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. ASHI's CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Class length: 7 hours. Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Axe, Adze, Froe, Drawknife THL Kai SaerPren Intro to use of hatchets, axes and adzes for woodworking and wood carving. Since these tools are potentially the most dangerous of any of the tools in our woodworking arsenal, I feel it is imperative that correct safe methods be introduced to our population. Selection, sharpening, handling and safety will be covered. The class will segue into the class on rendering log sections into furniture parts with the use of the froe, drawknife, shavehorse, and spokeshave
08-05
09:00
3.0 Little Dragon's Hoard (214) Reforging Hammers Lord Solvarr Hammarson This class will show the basics of how to rework common hammers into hard-to-find tools.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Maison Rive (Merchant space #24 (opposite Pennsic store)) Tubular Sprang Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf Making Sprang tubes without going nuts.Equipment available for use or purchase. Six students, unlimited auditors. People who wish to buy a sprang loom may want to bring non-fuzzy yarn or string. Weaving tubular Sprang is different from flat sprang,but not harder. Learn how to make this fascinating and useful variant.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving THL Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Rapier Field 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 kingdom’s highest award for rapier. This includes the Order of the White Scarf, Order of the Bronze Ring, Order of the Golden Rapier, The Dragon's Steel, The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer, The Order of the Queen's Blade, and The Meridian Order of the Blade or equivalent award. A person may sponsor more than one entrant. Sponsors will be required to sign in their cadet, or send a letter of entrance. If you need a sponsor, we will find one for you. This will be a traditional double elimination tournament. Each bout shall be fought to a single kill. Double kills will be re-fought one time. On the second double kill, “Dead is dead!” The finals will be fought best two out of three. All bouts shall be fought with default Pennsic rules.
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09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List SCA Rapier Combat for Historic Martial Artists Master Dante di Pietro This is a place and time for SCA fencers who are interested in, or are actively pursuing, the study of historic martial arts in the context of SCA rapier rules. During this time, you can meet others with similar interests, offer to teach, look to learn, or just come out to spar with the like-minded. A daily sign-up sheet will allow those in attendance to connect with others with matched goals for the day (e.g. someone willing to teach Fabris can find students wanting to learn, or vice versa, or someone looking for a fight can get one), and each day will end with special HMA-related sparring challenges.
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3.0 Spin Weave 'N' Burn (Street of Gold) Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
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6.0 Westengale Build a Bellows for Your Camp Fire Baron Angus Tailor Students will build a working set of bellows that can be used for their camp fire. Each student will be provided materials, patterns, and the use of tools to make their bellows. When complete, the bellows will be usable to help start your fire without having to huff and puff. There will be an hour break in the class for lunch. Lunch will be on your own.
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09:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dancing with a Veil: Performance Track Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills A silk veil is a beautiful and sensuous dance partner; learn to move in harmony with it! Dazzle your audience with an ethereal vision of you and your silk. Learn swoops, swirls, turns, and tricks. This workshop will cover traditional use of the veil in Middle Eastern dance: entrances, illusions and interactions. Bring or borrow a 3-yard rectangle.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Getting Youth into the Scribal Arts THL Zofia Kowalewska The Scribal Arts know no age limit. In this class, youth will be instructed on how to find images appropriate for their age, that tracing is OK, and the basics of painting.
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2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Adv. Calligraphy: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta Mistress Alicia Langland The Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta is a late-period Renaissance master’s showcase. In this four-day, in-depth study, students will learn scripts used in this manuscript: Rotunda lowercase, Rotunda caps, Italic, and cadels. Take your calligraphy to the next level with our tips on analyzing scripts. Plan to attend all four two-hour sessions. Not suitable for beginners.
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10:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
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2.0 A&S 1 Intro to the ADA THL Gabrielle Sendel How the Americans with Disabilities Act works with the hobby we love. If you are autocrating an event, or just wondering what your options are under the ADA, here are ideas on what to do and how to do it, as well as what not to do and why.
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2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
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1.0 A&S 6 Pennsic Without a Cooler Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to feed yourself period food at long camping events without the use of a cooler.
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2.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Wet Felting Lady Béibhinn Mhodartha Hands-on class to make a a flat sheet of felt and a piece around a form. Discuss cultures that used felt fabric for clothing and homes. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet and soapy.
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1.0 A&S 13 Cheese Recipes from 16th-Century Italy Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad Instructions for making cheese are rare in the SCA period, yet 16th-century Italian sources have them. I will be sharing instructions for making cheese and other dairy items taken from period sources. In addition, 16th-century Italian cheese varieties and their use in recipes and menus will be covered. Please note, I am not a cheesemaker, I am a cook. So if you want to volunteer to make cheese based on these instructions to share with the class, please contact me.
08-05
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1.5 Barony of Roaring Wastes (N18) An Organized Tent Is a Happy Tent Lord Eric Edwardson Tips to help your encampment be a happier place. Class is run as a roundtable discussion. Please bring something to sit on.
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10:00
1.0 Cafe Merhaba Henna History and Application Lady 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.
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10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Basse Danse Two Ways Lady Ginevra Boscoli Come explore two "low dances" - Danse de Cleves and Jouyssance Vous Donneray. This version of Danse de Cleves is the Cleftlands' reconstruction by Sibylla of Amaysa. Both dances are featured in Tuesday evening's Ball.
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10:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Shogi Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll go over the basic rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", and describe a few historic variants.
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10:00
7.0 Kingdom of Ansteorra (N06 across from Aethelmarc) Build a Viking six board chest THL 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. Chests will be made from locally milled poplar. There is enough wood for making 3 chests at $40 each to cover the materials used. Students will take the box home with them when completed. Observers are welcome.
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2.5 Malus Fortuna (B04) Jewelry Making Adam de Gallus Introduction to jewelry making. Solder a bezel and set a round cabochon stone in copper. Tools for 4 participants only.
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10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
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10:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Estrogen and Axes Thrown Weapons Staff Ladies of the Known World, this is a thrown weapons competition just for you, no men allowed. Axes only event. By THL Catriona inghean Ragnaill.
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10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Teaching Youth to Throw Thrown Weapons Staff How to teach thrown weapons to youth. This is a recommended class for MITs and marshals. By Lady Dominique and Master Arinwald Rotstein.
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
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10:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Beginning Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff This class is for 5- to 15-year olds. Class limit is 10 for safety concerns. A second class may be offered later if there is interest. Parents or legal guardians must remain while youth are on the range. The class is limited to small axes only. Class covers range safety, etiquette and technique. Instructor: THL Dominque.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
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10:30
2.0 A&S 9 Intermediate Medieval Music Notation Master John Elys For those already comfortable with long note values, unbarred music, musica ficta, and clefs other than treble and bass. We'll learn some more advanced stuff: ligatures for combinations of breves and longas, and the weird world of triple meter, where the same note-head can mean several different durations in the same piece depending on context. Bring melody instruments (recorder, harp, fiddle, lute, etc.) that you play fluently. Voice is OK if you have good pitch sense. If recorder, bring several sizes if possible.
08-05
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. BYO Drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-05
11:00
2.0 Aethelmearc Royal (N04) Known World Celebration of Hats: A Hatter's Tea Baroness Clarice Roan Hat enthusiasts of the Known World are cordially invited to join Duchess Ilish O'Donovan and Baroness Clarice Roan for a tea-and-cookies-reception. Wear the hat creation you are most proud of and bring pictures of the rest and share your ideas and creativity.
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11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be 3 challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the 3 War Points for each shoot.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Melon Glass Beads: Their Beginnings and Beyond Lady Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh The melon bead was one of the earliest types of beads made, and also made by many many cultures! Join us for discussion on the beads - their evolution through time and location - as well as making our own melon beads!
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11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Poland: How Its Poetry Relates to Its History Lady Katarzyna Witkowska Poland’s history, culture and language are closely reflected in its poetry. We will look at a brief history of Poland and the poetry that was being written at that time. We will also discuss how Poland’s poetry differed from other medieval poetry.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Pouch for Kids Master Seamus A hands-on class for making a leather pouch.This class is family-friendly and youth/children are encouraged to participate. Responsible adult required.
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11:00
1.5 A&S 7 Everyday Elizabethan for the Middling Sort Lady Kathryn Perry What did working and middle class people wear in Elizabethan England? What layers, what fibers, what fabrics? Learn what goes into a comfortable, everyday outfit. Look at different possibilities and get ideas for designing your own mid- to late-16th-century wardrobe. For men and women. The focus is on English ensembles, but other western European sources will be used also.
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1.0 A&S 8 Beginner Beadwork Lady Isabeau Du Valle History of beadwork within the SCA period. Techniques for beading on fabric.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 11 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is open to children ages 3-18 years of age. Please bring your favorite doll to the class, as we will be making something for them. All dolls are welcome; ball jointed, cloth, plastic, porcelain, anime.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Cartomancy: Divination with Playing Cards Dr Henry Best A special focus on the art of cartomancy, or divination by cards. We will cover the very latest research on history and methods of card divination in period, with both the standard French deck and the Tarot. We will put to rest the long-standing controversy of whether this art was performed in period by providing a timetable of period sources, making it clear that the art was commonplace. Most exciting of all, we will examine a facsimile edition of an Italian “how to” cartomancy book, originally published in 1540.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Medieval Genealogy Roundtable Mistress Shishido Tora Gozen A discussion of medieval genealogy, sources and techniques as well as period examples. As a follow-up to past classes on medieval genealogy, this class will start with a review of techniques and sources and will culminate in a round-table discussion.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover the legends and real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will deconstruct the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Four-Couple English Country Dance THL James Blackcloak Many of Playford's most interesting dances are done with four couples. Come and learn a few! Dances taught will include Lord of Carnavann's Jegg, Goddesses, If All the World Were Paper, and Newcastle. Dancers of all levels welcome.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot the Card Game Lord István Nyiregyhazi We will go over the rules of Tarot the card game and play
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11:00
2.0 Guild Mirandola Glass Gilding: Verre Églomisé Lady Dosalena Sophia dellaMirandola 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 object d'art. Participants will create a small verre églomisé work using the églomisé water gilding technique.
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11:00
1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Splitting, Riving, Shaving THL Kai SaerPren Moving on from axe safety, this class covers use of wedges, gluts, froes, riving brake, drawknife, spokeshave, and marking gauge to take split down lumps of wood and make them into usable parts.
08-05
11:00
3.0 Rapier Field Ansteorran Rapier Tournament Queen Antigone of York Her Majesty Ansteorra does invite duelists across the Knowne World to join Her on the fields of Pennsic for a grand tourney. Come show your prowess, your valor, and your heart. There will be fighting enough for all. Her Majesty reserves the right to alter the tourney format to give the most fun for all those who enter, which will be fought under Ansteorran Conventions. There will be a sumptuous repast for all those entering. Join your comrades, your brothers and sisters in arms....for glory and fame!
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11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Making, Care and Feeding of Thrown Weapons THL Colin MacKenzie How to make and maintain your weapons. Not only how to pass inspection, but also how to extend their life and improve performance with a minimum of tools.
08-05
11:00
2.0 Woods (Woods) Armored Woods Battle Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Armored Woods Battle consists of two battles, 1 hour each, with 30-minute switch time.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-05
12:00
2.0 Archery Tent Bow and Arrow Tuning for the Begining Archer Lord Mungu Chinua An introduction on how and why to make adjustments to your equipment for proper shooting. This will include the how to choose the proper spine for your arrows, based on your bow, then fine tuning your bow for the best arrow flight. After the lecture/adjustment portion we will take our equipment to the range to see how the arrows fly. *Note: Tuning is a process that can take many hours. While we can and will make some quick rough adjustments, archers will need to dedicate themselves to the proper maintenance of their equipment.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Medieval Wales Master Dani of the Seven Wells An introduction to pre-conquest Wales. A bit of Welsh history, a bit of Welsh law, a bit more on Welsh society.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Mon: Heraldic Devices in Medieval Japan Kihō Learn about the history, usage, and design of mon (Japanese heraldic devices) and how authentic Japanese mon can be registered in the SCA.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Introduction to Falconry nicodemus thorne Introduction to the basics of laws concerning birds and responsibilities of being a falconer.
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2.0 A&S 4 Introduction to Enameling Lord Nero Camulus An introduction the history of and process of enameling reproduction using modern tools. Will have finished item. Max of 6 participants.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Persian Culinary Plants Lady Raziya Bint Rusa There's more to cooking Persian food than the plants you find at the grocery store. Find out the range of plants in Persia that were available and edible. This class will cover a comprehensive list of cultivated and wild plants. I will also discuss US availability, accurate scientific names, and more.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Hedeby Style for Tunics Lady Ragnveig Snorradottir Lecture on the characteristics of textiles identified as outer tunics at the Viking Age settlement of Hedeby, with comparison to broadly contemporary tunics from elsewhere in Denmark.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Volundrhus: Labyrinths among the Norse Lord Ambros Kyrielle Scandinavian Labyrinths are the most prolific labyrinths to have survived the ages. Learn the facts,the myths and the theories.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Palm and Face Reading Kuji Kaoni Musashi A “hands on” class on fortune telling via palmistry and the Asian art of face reading. To reduce the instructor’s out-of-pocket expenses, all students are requested to bring at least one hand and one face to class.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Dressing Like a 14th-Century Venetian THL Sarai Tindall Discuss the differences in style and aesthetic between the Italian Peninsula and Western Europe in the 14th century.
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12:00
1.0 Battlefield The Cornett and the Serpent: Renaissance Brass? Master Remus Fletcher Once a favorite of composers and now obscure, the cornett is a musical instrument with a trumpet-type mouth piece that is made of wood and fingered like a recorder. The larger serpent, which filled the need for 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.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent In Pursuit of Playford Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) Please join us for a ball that is open to all levels of dancers (partners and fancy garb not necessary). We will focus on English Country Dances from John Playford’s The English Dancing Master. We will enjoy dances at all levels. There will be dances appropriate for beginners as well as more challenging dances for advanced dancers. Music will be provided by an open band assembled at Pennsic. We welcome musicians to join us in our celebration. In addition, there will be light refreshments available.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Fort Youth Rapier Fencing Melée Castle Battle Lord Alfonso Pontelli Fencing for ages 6 to 17. Older fencers will fence in groups at the main gate. Younger fencers in a single line by the portcullis. Winning groups from each section will fight to determine the winning side. Scenario will be repeated several times. Melée instruction and teaching will be provided. Any questions, please call or see Don Alfosno Pontelli (EKYRM).
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12:00
4.0 Great Hall Barter Town Meeting Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne Annual Meet and Greet
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12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent 10 Songs Everyone in the SCA Could Know Master Cerian Cantwr Ten cool, kingdom-neutral songs that have something to say about life in these current Middle Ages. We'll sing through them together.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in Use
08-05
12:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Seven Shimmies with Samira Samira Shuruk Learn classic-era Egyptian shimmies, how to layer them, travel with them and where they work best in your favorite music. Samira helps you find your body’s best shimmies and which shimmies are “friends” with each other. Includes Samira’s Crossover Coaching; how to use this musicality in different styles of the belly dance tree from Vintage Oriental to Raqs Sharqi to tribal fusion.
08-05
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your repertoire odd-numbered rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Heraldry for Scribes Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena This beginner-level scribal class will cover the basics of heraldry, blazoning and emblazoning, and resources for including badges and arms on your scrolls. There will be a hands-on portion where students will get to translate blazoning. This class is also open to new heralds.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
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13:00
1.5 A&S 1 Spin in Time Lady Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A roundtable discussion of spinners who have chosen to focus on (for their persona) period fibers and tools within the context of the SCA. Spinning on a modern wheel or spindle is one thing; looking to recreate spinning as your persona would have done it is another. This is an opportunity for spinners to come together and discuss what they have learned plus new theories and information they have come across.
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1.0 A&S 2 Choosing An SCA-Registerable Name Baroness Gisela vom Kreuzbach Names are important. They are often the first thing other people have to form an opinion of us. We can invest a lot of time and emotion in coming up with a name. However, if it doesn't follow reasonable historical practice or general SCA standards, it won't be registered. In this class we'll discuss what the SCA requires in a name, what was generally historically done, and how to avoid heartache over your desired name.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Runes: The Elder & Anglo-Saxon/Frisian Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the earliest identifiable runic inscriptions to their decline, the Elder and the Anglo-Saxon/Frisian were the commonly used characters in epigraphic inscriptions. We will look at rune origins and meanings, use in trade and identifying goods, codes and cyphers, magic, and regional variations, and the bracteate tradition, as well as other venues.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Persian Gardens Lady Raziya Bint Rusa This class will cover the basic tenets of Persian Garden design and plants known to have been cultivated. In addition, I will offer ideas on how to translate ancient gardens into a contemporary setting.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Sine Quadrant in Theory and Practice Master Richard Wymarc The Sine Quadrant or Rubu Markahb is a period calculating device. This class will discuss the history and theory of the Sine Quadrant and provide extensive, hands-on practical experience. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com
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13:00
1.0 A&S 8 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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2.0 A&S 10 Leather Corners for Wooden Book Covers Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will learn how to make the four most common corners using leather on wooden book covers. Each student will make four sample corners. All tools will be loaned by instructor. This is a hands-on class.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 A History of Playing Cards Lady Heather Hall A discussion of the game system, its origins, art and migration through Europe's introduction and romance with playing cards. Migration routes and production techniques, as well as myth debunking and cultural influences will be included.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 13 European Sausage in SCA Periods Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of the types of sausages made in SCA periods in Europe, condiments/sauces that were served with them, and discussion and tips for replicating these types of sausages at home in your kitchen. Free hand-out with extensive bibliography.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 15 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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13:00
2.0 Barony of Stonemarche (N33) Basic Tablet Weaving Lady Anastasia of the Oaks Learn to warp the loom and weave a basic pattern. Limited number of small looms and materials available for use and/or purchase.
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13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Itamae: Samurai Chef Solveig Throndardottir What did Pimiko, Shotoku-taishi, the Shining Genji, Dogen, and Hideyoshi eat? An introduction to the food, food culture, cookery, rituals of the meal, and the culinary calendar of pre-modern Japan.
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13:00
1.0 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Crocheting Erica Paige A beginner's class to introduce basic crocheting skills.
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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 Siege Engine Practice THL Roderick McKraken Warm up for the Siege Competition. All kingdoms are invited.
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13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
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13:00
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Interkingdom Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Contestants are required to throw knife, ax and spear at a variety of targets. This annual competition is open to everyone from every kingdom. Come on out and try for bragging rights to call yourself the Interkingdom Thrown Weapons Champion for the year. By THL Elayne Thorne and Baron Gareth Thorne
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1.5 A&S 9 From Text to Voice Lord Maraha Kahanikar Traditional stories from around the world have been recorded in writing, but the forms used by writers differ from those we use orally. This class addresses reasons why writers' versions vary from both the oral forms and each other, and how to give them voice. Students will have opportunity to retell stories during class; books will be available for reference but you are welcome and encouraged to bring a story you'd like to play with.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Color Theory for Scribes Baroness Una de Saint Luc, OL, OP This class will help scribes to have a better understanding of color theory and terminology. We will also briefly talk about some of the colors that were used in history and how beginner scribes can take their work to the next level.
08-05
14:00
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, ranging from $5-$10.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 2 YAFA (Youth and Family Achievement Program) Meetin Pennsic Performing Arts Meeting of Kingdom Youth Officers, Kingdom Seneschals and any other interested parties
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14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Baba Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Baba Yaga is a common character in Russian and Eastern European fairy tales. We will discuss the diverse roles she plays, and look into the origins of the character. (Some familiarity with Russian folklore is helpful, but not really required.)
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14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Service Dogs in the SCA THL Gabrielle Sendel What is a service dog? How do service dogs fit into the hobby we love and how do we adapt?
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 German Renaissance Roundtable Lord Gregor Reinhardt von Holstein Achtung! German personas, Landsknechts, and curious parties, join our roundtable chat and share ideas on clothing, history, laws, and more. Handouts, clothing examples, artifacts, armaments, and books will be on hand. Wear your German garb and bring your German projects and ideas!
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in persona, based on period sources.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Be Thou a Good Webminister THL Estelle de la Mer On being a good local web administrator. Focuses on clear design, being in compliance, and copyright issues. For the newish web administrator, but is a good review for old-timers, too.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Samurai Style: Momoyama (1568-1600) Lord Obata Torayoshi A look at men's clothing and accessories in the Momoyama era (focusing on men), including wearing of swords and other weapons.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 15 Seppuku: Salvation Through the Door of Pain. Lord Tatsukawa Sarumaru Chisato A discussion of the ritual and use of ceremonial suicide within period.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian C Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir Never danced before? No problem! Start with basic steps and patterns, and then learn fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy.
08-05
14:00
2.0 Fort Siege Competition Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Siege Competition
08-05
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Heart-Thumping Drum Solos Samira Shuruk In classic Egyptian-era dancing, the drum solo was the highlight. Learn how to capture that magic through musical choice, dynamic changes, travels, accents, and shimmies galore. Includes "Rhythm Dissection", Samira’s tutorial on how to understand and find the meter and rhythm as well as "Samira’s Crossover Coaching"; how to use this musicality in all different styles of the belly dance tree.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-05
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Knowne World Pennsic Harp Celebration Pennsic Performing Arts Open to all harpers of the Knowne World! Perform any SCA-appropriate piece, harp or harp and vocal, five minutes or less in length. Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Archery Tent Make Your Own Flemish String for Any Bow Lord archer bear horseman of rockbr Make a string for your recurve, long bow, horse bow or crossbow using modern B-50 Dacron.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 2 What IPA Can Do For the SCA Lady Katrusha Skomorokha An alphabet only has two rules to make it an alphabet. 1) Each letter has to represent a sound. 2) A single sound can not be represented by more than one letter. The problem is that as a language develops, the rules of the alphabet are broken. This is why IPA (the International Phonetic Alphabet) is such a completely amazing tool that has been used by linguists over the past 100 years. IPA, being an international alphabet, is able to transcribe the sounds made by any language at any time period. This is so important to us in our hobby because with one alphabet of symbols we can recreate the sounds of any name from any culture, and as we all learn the symbols together, we can all pronounce the names in a standardized way. There will be no more questioning, as long as the name is written in these symbols. This class is a crash course in IPA for anyone interested in pronunciations and language, focused on how helpful it would be in the SCA for heralds, wordsmiths, and performers.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 "Paisley Is Not Period": Ottoman Textile Motifs Lady Eilon bat Miriam A survey of Ottoman textile motifs: botanical and cultural significance of designs and how to make wiser fabric choices for recreating Ottoman garb. Twenty-page handout will be available while they last; information will also be made available online.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Comparison of Tudor and Modern Ale Brewing Lord Otto Gottlieb Review and compare Tudor era ale brewing (as shown on Tudor Monastery Farm) to modern home and commercial brewing. From planting barley to drinking!
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 6 Burn the Coloring Pages, Toss Out the Foam Crowns! Lady Sæhildr barngóðr Fun, hands-on activity ideas for running a youth point that shares knowledge about medieval life and/or life in our Society. There is an optional $5 fee if you want to actually make and take samples.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 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.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Traditional Norse Medical Herbalism 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.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #2: Upping Your Game Pennsic Performing Arts Bards! We all know that there are tips and tricks to reading or working a room, getting noticed in a circle, developing a portfolio and growing as bards! Whether a Laurel or a beginner, we all want to "up our game" which can be especially challenging when our game is set in the Middle Ages. Knowing that there are ways to do this is great - sharing them is even better! Come join us for this open discussion!
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval-Style Mustards Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Brewing and Experimental Archaeology Lord 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 "poignant" mead). Brave adults (over 21) only.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Xia: The Chinese Knight-Errant THL Wu Yun Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Bath House (Bath House) Pennsic Fools' Parade THL 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.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 16th-Century Italian Balli Mistress Alina of Foxwood Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple late 16th-century Italian dances. Dances may include Contrapasso and Fedelta.
08-05
15:00
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.
08-05
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 sample Turkish desserts. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.
08-05
15:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pre-16th-C. 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 is not require but really helps (especially your major and natural minor scales).
08-05
15:00
1.0 Red List The Polearm Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson A look at several techniques from the 16th-century manual of arms of Paulus Hector Mair.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Battle Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Rapier Woods Battle
08-05
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-05
15:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Introduction to Bharata Natyam Mistress Lakshmi Bharata Natyam is one of the current classical styles of Indian dance, which originates from South India. Lakshmi will teach this all-levels-welcome introductory class in the style of a classical Indian arts class, and in persona. Class will include basic postures, drills, technique, and hand positions. Former students are eagerly encouraged to come for review. Please wear clothing that allows rigorous movement, including full torso flexibility and the ability to fully flex the legs and squat.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Getting to Know Your Archetype (Workshop) Devyn Often in commedia dell'arte you have no more than the rehearsal time to develop your character. In this class we'll be work-shopping each of the archetypes. Everyone in the class will have a chance to address their personal portrayal of their favorite face, with feedback and constructive criticism from the class. Handouts with a basic overview of some of the common traits of each character will be provided for reference. Whether you've been clowning for years and want to fine-tune your approach, or you're looking forward to your first show, this is a time to flesh out your portrayal, work on your movements and crowns, and get inside the head of your character. Students should have a basic knowledge of commedia dell'arte.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Lord Griffin de Willingeham Second year, new features! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Period Islamic Cooking Master Cariadoc A description of a wide range of recipes from period Islamic cookbooks, along with a discussion of the available sources.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Initiation into the World of Whiskies Lord Patricio De Cordoba A beginner-level course covering the history of whisky, ingredients, distilling, aging, how to taste whisky, laws governing whisky, and nomenclature. A Q&A session is a provided at the end of class. Samples for the tasting portion of the class are provided free of charge (21 and over only). Visit http://thecraftycadger.blogspot.com for a class primer.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 11 Demistifying Safavid Women's Headwear THL Asalah al-Hina Is that a napkin on her head? Take a closer look at just what it was Safavid women wore as head wear. Make and take your own aigrette (feather pin).
08-05
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Intro to Free Embroidery Lady Marieta Charay This is an introduction to decorative embroidery done in the "free embroidery style" (which means not counted work). Each student will get a piece of fabric with a design printed on it, floss, a needle and a hoop. If you have scissors or your own hoop (4-6"), please bring them. If you need reading glasses, please also bring those. Stitches covered include: back stitch, chain stitch, reverse chain, split stitch, satin stitch, fly stitch, lazy daisy and if we are feeling adventurous - french knots. No experience whatsoever required!
08-05
16:00
1.5 Camel Lot (E16) Middle Eastern Music and Dance Chip A time for people interested in Middle Eastern music and dance to come together to learn, share, play, and dance. We will be providing instruction appropriate to the interest of the attendees, from beginning Middle Eastern drum and belly dance to teaching songs in which everyone can participate. All skill levels and instruments are welcome, and drums are available for borrowing!
08-05
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Joy and Jealousy Lord Dunstan Bramblette We'll run through two Italian pieces, Bizzaria D'Amore and Contrapasso En Due.
08-05
16:00
1.0 East Battlefield Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-05
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola Egg Tempera Panel Painting: Part 2 Lady Dosalena Sophia dellaMirandola 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. This 2-part workshop will give hands-on time to explore this essential period medium in depth, from prep to finish. In-depth, hands-on. Materials included, beginner to advanced.
08-05
16:30
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent But Mom, I Don't Want to Sing in English Lady Bugga Bilibit Period music for singers, to encourage the singing of random Latin drinking songs, among others, around your campfire. Not just for bards! Let's all sing in Catalan! We will review the big sources for songs ( Carmina Burana, Cantigas de Santa Maria, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, etc.), sing a few, and discuss helpful hints to your success.
08-05
17:00
4.0 Artisan's Row B Fingerloop Gathering Artisans Row Come out for an evening of socializing, information exchange, practice, tips and tricks of this art. Anyone is welcome--beginners on up. Various sources will be available to browse. We might even try multiple-person structures if we are brave enough. Sponsored by the Fingerlooping Group on FB.
08-05
17:00
1.5 A&S 1 Survey of Middle Eastern Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya A comparison of two basic historic dress systems for both men and women in the Near and Middle East: (1) Arabic-based tunics and wraps; and (2) Central Asian-based coats and pants, as worn by Persians, Seljuk Turks, and Ottoman Turks. Includes general history, schematic patterns for garments, some discussion of women's veils and head coverings and men's hats.
08-05
17:00
2.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Flag Design Master Cormac Mor What does one do with those fantastic animals, interesting designs and brilliant colors needed for a good heraldic design? And where does one apply said design? Before heraldry ever appeared on shield and surcoat, those heraldic designs fluttered over the heads of kings and peasants, like majestic birds, in the form of banners, pennons, standards and gonfalons. Learn about the various types of heraldic flags that existed in period, their design and application. Then design your own!
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 12th-Century Women's Clothing Mistress Briony of Chatham An overview of 12th-C 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.
08-05
17:00
1.5 A&S 8 Science in the Middle Ages Vladamir What would an educated, well-read, and well-traveled scholar know about science and the nature of the cosmos in late period Middle Ages in Europe? The class will include a survey of scientific thought from the Greeks up until the 16th century for background. The class will largely be taught in persona from the point of view of an alchemist addressing university students.
08-05
17:00
2.0 A&S 10 EKBG Panel and Meet-and-Greet Lady Sylvia du Vey Members of the East Kingdom Brewers' Guild may sign up for panel slots with the Guildmistress. Other EK Brewers are welcome to visit and share their potables for our meet-and-greet.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 11 Henna 101 THL Asalah al-Hina A hands-on beginner look at henna history, application, and design. Participants will receive an instructional handout and henna cone.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Basse Danses Lord Wilhelm Burgundian basse (or low) dance is a mystery to many but it is actually a very simple and elegant form that is found in some of the earliest sources and continues in a similar style for many years. There are three patterns that will prepare you to do most of the dances in this genre. Once these three patterns are gained you will simply combine them in sets to perform this most elegant and graceful of dances.
08-05
17:00
0.75 Middle Eastern Tent Indian Folk Dance Lalleshwari Sah Southern and northern Indian folk dance suitable for all experience levels and abilities.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (#192) Intaglio Gem Carving THL Rekon of Saaremaa Discussion, demonstration, and hands-on opportunity to carve semiprecious stones to create personal seals, incl. history, methods and period tools.
08-05
17:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent A Cycle of Norse Myths Mistress Dervila ni Leanon I will be performing a cycle of Norse myths from the Creation of the World to Ragnarok. Come hear why Thor dressed up as a bride, how the evil wolf Fenris was bound, how Mjolnir was created, how the beautiful Freya convinced Loki the trickster to become a mother, and more! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
18:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! (Amphitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has 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!
08-05
18:00
1.5 A&S 3 Pimp Your Wagon Lady Ingunn Halldorsdottir Learn how to design and create a cover to disguise your radio flyer wagon or garden cart to make it look more acceptable at events.
08-05
18:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beginning Bottom-Whorl Drop Spindle THL Brigitta the Weaver Create unique yarns on the bottom-whorl drop spindle. Spinning, plying, and helpful process tips will be discussed. Use 'student spindles' during class, or bring your own spindle. Adults or older children (age 12 and up with parent).
08-05
18:00
2.0 A&S 12 Archaeology of the Vikings Lord Michael of Safita Viking material culture in the context of both burials and habitation sites in Sweden and Norway. Will include evidence for diet, metalwork, pottery, glass and textiles. Taught by two professional archaeologists. See: http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/Viking.html
08-05
18:00
1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
08-05
18:00
2.5 Great Hall AEthelmearc Court Pennsic Performing Arts AEthelmearc Court
08-05
18:00
2.0 Main Battlefield The Ancient Celtic Field Sport of Hurling Lord Galen Mac Byrne Hands-on class on the Celtic game of hurling: history, rules, drills. One-hour scrimmage depending on available loaner equipment. A contact sport; 18 years old or older only. BYO pads, cup, hockey helmet, etc., at own discretion. Bring your own water/sports drink. Hurley stick/ball available for purchase.
08-05
18:00
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Tribal Belly Dance Lady Zaliha bint Kazilik Learn the basic techniques middle eastern dance.
08-05
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Workers Meet 'n Greet Lady Rois alann uiFhlaithbheartaigh Calling all glass workers! Join us for a few hours of fun at this year's Meet 'n Greet. Catch up with old friends and make new ones! We will have snacks and maybe even some fun games with some prizes to win! We would also encourage you to bring some small tokens, and maybe even some little cards with your contact information to share with others. We look forward to seeing you!
08-05
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 Beginner Russian Calligraphy Lady Lada Monguligin The basics of medieval Russian calligraphy. Learn the basics of writing the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. There will also be a handout for Russian-style English alphabet. The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people.
08-05
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Introduction to Runes Lady Arastorm Runes are a system of writing that is now best known as a tool for divination, but has been more, from basic communication to magickal practice. This workshop will give an overview of what the runes have been and can be, and give you direction on how to proceed in your studies.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Muhekian: The Taste of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Third Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts Bring your most depressing, lugubrious, cry-in-your-beer song and see if you can bring the judges to tears. Prizes will be awarded before we dissolve into puddles of melancholy. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Note: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: "Try It" Lord Hroudland Ages 6-17; try on YC loaner armor, learn the basics, borrow a sword (or use the sword you made in our sword-making class) and spar against a YC veteran. Parents must be list side. Youths wear closed-toe shoes and have their legs and torso covered. We have external "protection" for both genders. Many sizes of sweaty loaner gear will be available, but may not fit everyone. Please read the YC rules for more details and visit us earlier in the day if you have questions.
08-05
20:00
1.5 A&S 5 Ring Brooches: Roman to Medieval Master Mark der Gaukler Slide show and discussion of the most popular brooch type of the Middle Ages. Photos from museum study collections and my collection. Warning: opinionated instructor.
08-05
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Cantore Borealis Pennsic Performing Arts A "pick up" choir formed during Pennsic, that practices all week. Ban Ollamh Orlaith Ballach Ingen Fhlainn, OL, of Northshield, organizes music, rehearsals and performers. Note: If you're interested in performing, find her in Northshield populace camping for an audition.
08-05
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion Lord Joshua MacDonald Join Clan Blue Feather once again for their annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion. Food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle and special prizes for the most fabulous garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb; just wear what makes you look your best!
08-05
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Ken and Lisa Theriot Pennsic Performing Arts Ken Theriot (Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie of Tobermory) and Lisa Theriot (Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont) and friends in concert, featuring songs from the newly-released album "Outlaws and Bystanders", as well as favorites like "The Feast Song" and "Band of Brothers".
08-06
01:00
1.0 A&S 13 Mentor Chirugeon Meeting Chirurgeon Instructor Mentor Chirugeon Meeting
08-06
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-06
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-06
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-06
09:00
7.0 Archery Archery Champions War Point Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon This archery competition will test the skill of the Known World archers in a 10-station roving range, a timed friend-or-foe shoot and an unknown distance walk-up shoot. All are welcome to come and view the finest archers in the Known World showcase their skills.
08-06
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
08-06
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Animals of the Medieval World Artisans Row Explore the animals of the ancient world, as shown in art, illuminated manuscripts and other sources. Sponsored by Gozen.
08-06
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Enameling Day Artisans Row Come and see a demonstration of vitreous enameling and try it out for yourself. Participants will complete a sample pre-etched piece (champlevé leaf) to learn the steps involved including choosing colors, packing the enamel, leveling the piece, and repacking until satisfied with the final enameled version. Kiln will be handled by an experienced operator. Class sponsored by Lady Bronwen Rose of Greling.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 11th-16th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of 11th-14th C, and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 15th-16th C. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own. I have just produced some Youtube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle".
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Pleatwork Apron Make-and-Take Baroness Genoveva von Lübeck A hands-on, instructional class on smocking, or honeycomb pleatwork, the gathering method commonly seen in German Renaissance clothing (but also popular for hundreds of years throughout Europe). You will make your own apron to wear around camp in style! We'll also discuss pleating in general as we work, and students can read/obtain a copy of my recent, 30-page research paper on historical pleating techniques. Materials available for 10 people, or bring your own medium-weight linen (1 yard) in white, black, or red.
08-06
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2.0 A&S 6 Breastfeeding Support Group Lady Dianimh Ban Breast-feeders, unite. Come join us If you are pregnant or nursing (any age child) or if you are a support person or educator. You are welcome to come, hang out and learn about breastfeeding and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, Educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Construction and history of this embroidered wall hanging from 1066, including hints and tips for making your own tapestry.
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2.0 A&S 8 Mastering Sewing: Scope Mistress Juliana Peri da Novellara Creating, researching, patterning, cutting, sewing and finishing; making a realistic time-line.
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1.5 A&S 11 Event Decorating on a Shoestring Lady Scholastica Joycors Learn how to cut heraldic forms out of paper for centerpieces or wall decorations to decorate feast halls or event sites. Applications for metalwork, leather work, stained glass or clothing decorations. Ages 12 & up. Class materials supplied. Pattern book available for $20.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 SCAbominations Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf The things the SCA taught you about the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance that just aren't true. Parents' note: Includes a brief, graphic discussion of prostitution.
08-06
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1.5 A&S 13 From Fiber to Garb Lady Emengar la fileresse We will discuss fiber, prep, yarn and cloth-making choices in different periods and locations. Emphasis will be on available techniques and fiber sources. Examples will be provided, but please bring your own to share.
08-06
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5.0 A&S 14 ASHI Basic First Aid Chirurgeon Instructor Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and is consistent with recommendations of the 2010 National First Aid Science Advisory Board and OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs in the workplace. Class length: 5 hours Cost is $15 for card only, $20 including books.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 15 12th-Century Clothing of al Andalus Countess Catalina de Arazuri A survey of Islamic clothing of 12th century Iberia, with a focus on the design and construction of the Durra'a and Qamisa (the crossover coat and undershirt)
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2.0 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, chansons, and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-06
09:00
1.5 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-06
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Belly Dance Lady Michaela Isabella Botticelli We will work on basic hip, arm and walking movements.
08-06
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4.0 Rapier Field Atlantian 5-Man Melée Tournament Lord Benjamin Lilje An annual tradition. Bring your best 5-man fencing team and compete against the Known World. No more than two martial high orders per team.
08-06
09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List SCA Rapier Combat for Historic Martial Artists Master Dante di Pietro This is a place and time for SCA fencers who are interested in, or are actively pursuing, the study of historic martial arts in the context of SCA rapier rules. During this time, you can meet others with similar interests, offer to teach, look to learn, or just come out to spar with the like-minded. A daily sign-up sheet will allow those in attendance to connect with others with matched goals for the day (e.g. someone willing to teach Fabris can find students wanting to learn, or vice versa, or someone looking for a fight can get one), and each day will end with special HMA-related sparring challenges.
08-06
09:30
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Drawing with a Proportional Scale Mistress Matilda Bosvyle So you've learned to draw a straight line with a ruler, great! But are you still intimidated by free-hand drawing? Are you inspired by period illumination art, but not sure how to get it on your scroll? The proportional scale is the low tech answer to improving your drawing skills. Learn how this tool can help you enlarge/reduce and plot out illuminated elements such as framing and architecture, flowers, animals and people, directly from your favorite source books all without a scanner, Photoshop software or a light box. This class is hands-on! Tools will be available for use during class.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Adv. Calligraphy: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta Mistress Alicia Langland The Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta is a late-period Renaissance master’s showcase. In this four-day, in-depth study, students will learn scripts used in this manuscript: Rotunda lowercase, Rotunda caps, Italic, and cadels. Take your calligraphy to the next level with our tips on analyzing scripts. Plan to attend all four two-hour sessions. Not suitable for beginners.
08-06
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Pennsic Food Lab Baron Janos Meszaros Primitive and medieval cooking space will be made available while open discussion, demonstrations and classes will be taught on applied archaeology relating to food and its production. Medieval cooking techniques, technology and methodology will be showcased in this open forum. Up-to-date times and topics will be posted outside of AEthelmearc Royal.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 How to Be a Good Court Herald Baron K. Braden von Sobernheim We look at the definition and role of a Court Herald, some suggested training to refine your abilities, then how to run a successful court as the herald.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 When in Rome: Basics of Roman Dress Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Toga party? Not quite! Come out and learn the difference between a tunica, stola, and, yes, even the famous toga. This two-hour lecture will encompass as much about Roman dress as the teacher can cram in. Questions are encouraged. Handouts and downloadable materials available.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 14th-15th-Century Women's Hairstyles and Veils. THL Sarai Tindall An overview of different hairstyles and veils worn in the later Middle Ages by women of all classes, focusing on England, France, and Italy and the differences between these regions. Handout includes a pattern for a women's coif and instructions on how to wear a veil without the aid of a circlet no matter the length of your hair.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 15 Heiho Okugisho by Yamamoto Kansuke Lord Obata Torayoshi A look at the Heiho Okugisho, the book of strategy by Yamamoto Kunsuke, a famous 16th-century samurai strategist.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Help Advise a Dance Apprentice Gregory Blount Giving and taking constructive criticism is a great way to improve as a dance teacher. We'll pick an expert panel from the class attendees, and critique Gregory pretending to be a novice dancemaster. Will I be fired?
08-06
10:00
2.0 Fort Crusader Versus Saracen Battle Baron Bryce de Byram God wills it! Scenarios to re-enact battles from the time of the Crusades. Participants are required to only use arms and armor documentable to the time period of 1096-1291. Allowed weapons: Any documentable to 1096-1291, subject to approval: swords, maces, axes, dagger, spear, thrown weapons, archery, siege, etc. Allowed shields: round, kites, and heaters (and any other documentable style from the period). Armor and helms from the period are required. Bring your banners for pageantry. Properly attired support people are most welcome!
08-06
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Period Chess Lord István Nyiregyhazi Chess games for four players.
08-06
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp (usually N-01 on St. Lawrence Way) 16th-Century Limp Book Binding (Chain Stitch) Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn An all-day class on how to make a 16th-century limp vellum-covered book with decorative chain-stitched exposed spine. Some embroidery skills are required to do this decorative spine, but no prior bookbinding knowledge is required. All tools are loaned by the instructor, but students can bring at least 3 matching beads (no larger than 10mm) for the ties.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Guild Mirandola Gilding for Wood Simplified Master Hal Raeburn Oil gilding on wood can be used for furniture and panels. The class will cover period and modern techniques used to do metal gilding, including gold, composite gold (brass), silver, and copper. The class will be held at Guild Mirandola in Merchant Row.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
08-06
10:00
4.0 Red List Known World Baronial Armoured Champions Tourney Baron Cynnabar Open to all current Armoured Baronial Champions.
08-06
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-06
10:30
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-06
10:30
1.5 A&S 9 Home Recording for Bards Master Phillip the Pilgrim Now that you've developed your bardic performance pieces and skills, how do you plan on getting it out to people? We'll discuss how to get started recording your bardic work, with notes on what equipment to buy and a discussion on how to produce and distribute it. The first hour will be a discussion of the steps involved. In the last 30 minutes, we'll actually do a demo recording on site.
08-06
10:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Tribal Odyssey Slow and Fast Combos Atesh Slow and fast tribal combinations with finger cymbals! Suitable for any level.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a NON-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Russian Names Lord Yehuda ben Moshe The basics of constructing, documenting, and registering a period Russian name with the SCA College of Arms. Class will address common sources for documentation and the basics of Russian grammar as applied to names.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Let's Be Frank: Improving Your Carolingian Persona Lothar Tips for making and acquiring the appropriate items for a Carolingian Frankish persona. Focuses on clothing (male and female), but also includes accessories, weapons, and armor. Even Charlemagne himself will be envious after you take this class.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Crown Decorating Aine Oliphant Decorate a crown using supplies provided. For ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult the fee is $2.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Making a Pavilion (and Illuminated Camp Wall) Lady Astryda Borowska The saga of making a 22' high hub-and-spoke pavilion from scratch, painting it, and furnishing it (the Dum Vivimus Vivamus pavilion on the Serengeti). Also discussed: making a camp wall painted like an illuminated border.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 German Reformation and Sumptuary Laws Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword A look at German sumptuary laws, the effects of the Reformation, and how the people broke the rules. These are the laws that ran the everyday lives of the citizens of the German city states - not only how they dressed, but how they celebrated, practiced their faith, and planned a meal, and socialized.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Food Preservation Methods and History Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Learn a bit about the various methods documented to before 1650 for preserving foods. Samples may be available.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 11 Adult Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is geared towards adults that collect, or want to collect dolls. Please bring your favorite doll, as we will be making something special for them. Adults only because doll hobbies can be expensive.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Anatomy of a Street Show Kuji Kaoni Musashi After a brief classroom orientation, Kuji will perform his professional street magic show in the marketplace, using psychological and theatrical techniques as old and universal as streets themselves. Afterwards, we will return to the classroom, where Dr Best will interview the artist so we can learn why this show works the way it does.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 SCA 102: Beyond the Basics Master Liam St. Liam So you have some SCA knowledge. Let's talk about titles, local groups, kingdoms, awards and court. We'll talk about what coronets and crowns mean, how to address people of certain ranks, how people get awards, what to do in court and we will touch on SCA geography
08-06
11:00
1.0 Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dance Master Roundtable Lady Jane Milford Come join other dance masters to share problems and potential solutions that we, as Dance Masters, encounter but don't usually discuss. Some situations to discuss are (but are certainly not limited to) problem children, creepy people, cameras on the dance floor, hygiene, safety, etc.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Spinning Poi Erica Paige In this one-hour workshop, you will learn some of the basic poi movements and terminology necessary to get you started. Poi spinning is a great low-impact workout that will help you to improve your coordination and give your fitness routine some "flare"! After paying for their first class, students are welcome to return to subsequent classes free of charge!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Anthropomorphic Bestiary Lady Luca Delli Lupi We will take a look at the connection between animals and humans as the cultures of the world developed. Have you ever wondered how cultures, who had no connection for hundreds of years, have very similar thoughts and beliefs about animals? The class will be mainly open discussion where we will compare thoughts and beliefs of cultures all over the world at many different time frames and look for connections beyond basic religion and myth. Also includes the importance of these animals to people in the SCA today, and what causes that centuries-long connection with animals many people have never even seen in real life.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Silent Heraldry: Why Are You Waving Your Hands? Lady Kateline Eliot The purpose of this class is to introduce individuals to Silent Heraldry including what we do and our role, where we provide services, and how to get started. (This is not a sign language class.)
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Spice Up Your Sleeves Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle Want to spice up the sleeves of your basic Gothic clothing? We will discuss some different sleeve styles used in the 14th/15th centuries for both men and women. Includes patterns. Basic sewing skills are a plus, but not required.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 mask decorating Aine Oliphant Choose of butterfly or bear mask to decorate with supplies provided. Fee $1 and for ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult.
08-06
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the late Vendel period through medieval times (and actually in some regions of northern Norway and Sweden into the 20th century), younger futhark runes were pretty much cut-down versions derived from the Elder Futhark. We will look at the many variations not only in individual futharks, but regional variants in individual characters, rune names and meanings, pagan and Christian rune magic, mercantile usage, quickie notes scratched on slips of wood (Viking period Post-Its), memorial stones, codes and cyphers, "handwriting" variants, and lots more.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Leather Pouchmaking: Make-and-Take Alexander von Lübeck Make a simple but functional drawstring leather pouch in a time-honored fashion. Students will learn how to properly lace the pouch so it can be opened and closed easily. Appropriate for ages 3-103. Materials available for 20 pouches (pre-sized and pre-punched leather with leather ties).
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Introduction to 14th-Century German Brick Stitch Master Richard Wymarc A basic introduction to a simple counted-thread technique used in 14th- to 15th-century Germany. The class covers the basic stitches, design features and history. Fee includes handout and materials.
08-06
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Basic Feast Planning Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Are you experienced at planning feasts? Need to brush up? Then come and review with an experienced feast steward.
08-06
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Introduction to Medieval Music Notation Master John Elys Reading medieval music in modern notation imposes modern notions of measure, phrasing, and tonality. Reading it in the original notation allows us to get closer to the composer's intentions and the head-space of a medieval performer, and can help achieve those elusive, magical “medieval moments”. We'll start with an overview of differences between modern and medieval notation, and then spend most of the class reading examples. 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).
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Retaining the Unretainable Lord Philipp Hartrat Getting started in retaining? Have some seasoning under your belt? This is the class to get started or improve your skills, share stories and learn from each other. Help create the magic of the game by being a good retainer.
08-06
12:00
2.0 A&S 15 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.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Battlefield Closed Form Sword and Shield: A Voice From AS IV Master Cariadoc A description of an SCA fighting style taught in the Middle and East in the early years of the Society. The class is done as an early fighter training session, with commentary.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing at the Villa: Bella Gioiosa Lady Conandil ingen Donngaile This is not one of Caroso’s typical Cascarde. Bella is for three dancers with seven different verses, a stand-alone Ritornello, and a solo for each dancer. Come experience the thrill of this threesome. Familiarity with 16th-Century Italian footwork strongly recommended.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dances Master Stefan of Cambion Anello, Amoroso, and Rostiboli will be in the Ball Thursday night and are relatively simple - no experience necessary.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Dragonship Haven (B08) Stuff It Lady isabella d'Allaines-le-Comte Different cultural and/or historical versions of filled pasta from dough to fillings.
08-06
12:00
4.0 East Battlefield Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tournament Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn All 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-White Scarf (or White Scarf equivalent) duellist; i.e. they cannot be the recipient of your kingdom’s highest level rapier award. 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 Standard.
08-06
12:00
4.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to everyone 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults, they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet. Actual Battle for children starts at 3pm.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Choral Conducting Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Taught by a past Pennsic Choir director, this class covers conducting patterns, cueing, finding and fixing errors, and choral leadership. Participants will sing and direct the other students in a choral piece, with assistance and advice from the instructor.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Performers present a three- to five-minute piece and receive personal feedback with the object of increasing effectiveness.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
08-06
12:00
3.0 South Battlefield AEthelmearc Tag Team Youth/Adult Tourney THL Zoe Akropolitina Once again, youth and adult fighters meet on the field of battle for glory and honor. Each team will bring forward 1 youth and 1 adult fighter. Adult fights adult, youth fights youth, (3 divisions). Typically, there are 50 pairs or more so bring your friends and their best heavy fighter for the largest youth tournament in the Known World!
08-06
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Spear Throwing Thrown Weapons Staff Learn to accurately throw spears without destroying your arm. History and development of spears will be covered. By Lord Dominic Seamor
08-06
12:30
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-06
12:30
2.0 Rapier Field Known World Baronial Rapier Champions Tournament Master Maximilian der Zauberer A tournament displaying the finest displays of chivalry, pageantry and knowledge between baronial champions, for the entertainment of Their Excellencies and the gallery. Participants must be the current rapier champion of their Barony.
08-06
12:30
2.0 Rapier List 1 Aethelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with less than three years from their first rapier authorization, who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for rapier prowess and who has never won a rapier tourney at a published SCA event. The tourney will be run as a multiple-bearpit tourney. Prizes will be awarded. Note: This tournament will take place on the main battlefield near the rapier field
08-06
12:30
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your repertoire odd-numbered rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, etcetera.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 2 Silent Heralds' Roundtable Lady Kateline Eliot This will be an opportunity for Silent Heralds across the Known World to gather, make new acquaintances, and renew friendships. During this gathering of Silent Heralds and people interested in Silent Heraldry we will discuss topics important to providing services to the populace. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how to get started in Silent Heraldry, what our purpose is, appropriate conduct and etiquette.
08-06
13:00
1.5 A&S 6 Labyrinths and Dance Lord Ambros Kyrielle The earliest stories of the Labyrinth are tied to Dance. Join in a discussion exploring the Dances (and Ball Game) done upon the French Cathedral Labyrinths upon Easter Monday during the 14th and 15th centuries. Most of the Data available is from Ecclesiastical court records.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Demystifying the East: Byzantine Dress Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Byzantine clothing may come off as daunting and foreign, but this class is designed to give an in-depth look at this type of clothing. This is a 2-hour discussion spanning the time period from the 4th century through the 15th, focusing on what was worn, how they were made, the Byzantine silk trade, and the impact of outside influences. An outline will be provided; supplies for note taking are encouraged.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Pigments II: Acanthus Leaves Master Johannes von Narrenstein Paint acanthus leaves from Göttingen Model Book. Basic-paint making and pigment safety. Tools and materials provided.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Christoforo's Wonderful Pastries Master Basilius Phocas A German pastry stuffed with a French custard and a cloak-shaped pastry from the 1549 Italian cookbook Banchetti by Cristoforo di Messisbugo.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Teardrop Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Teardrop Return, one of the essential and most powerful offensive techniques of the Bellatrix method of fighting with sword and shield. It provides the fighter with the ability to use very rapid combinations of full-force strikes. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing at the Villa: Negri Favorites Mistress Alina of Foxwood Two fun and showy 16th-century Italian dances from Le Gratie d'Amore by Cesare Negri: Lo Spagnoletto and Bizzaria d'Amore.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Kamon: Samurai Banners Solveig Throndardottir An illustrated introduction to the history, function, aesthetics, and display of Japanese heraldry.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Arbeau's Galliard Technique THL Henry of Maldon This class is not so much about how to dance the galliard as how to practice to dance the galliard.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Laugh and Lie Down Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre A simple trick-taking card game played with a Tarot deck, fun for children and adults.
08-06
13:00
3.0 Great Hall Known World Children's Fête in the Great Hall Pennsic Performing Arts Join us in a day of fun and friendship at a party for all children attending Pennsic. There will be fun activities and treats for the children. Please ensure that all children have a parent or guardian present with them at the fête.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-06
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-06
13:30
4.5 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-06
13:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Bellydance for Wee Ones Shaheen Ali'khan For the little people. Bring the little ones who love trailing after Mom around the fire; fun, safe, stress-free, and educational. Young children learn the basics while having a blast. Shaheen has taught many children's workshops and ongoing classes.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Perspective and Shading Techniques Baroness Una de Saint Luc, OL, OP Scribes will learn how to make an item appear three-dimensional on a flat surface. This will help scribes who are interested in making trompe l'oeil- style scrolls.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Beginning Pewter Casting in Soapstone Baroness Giliana Attewatyr Where do those great pewter site tokens come from? Learn how to do them and much more! A discussion, with examples, of basic soapstone casting. I will have some soapstone and pewter available for sale.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Children's Hood Making Lady Arabella Grant Geared for children ages 10 and under, come and make your very own fleece hood to help keep you warm on those cold nights. All you need is to bring an adult with you to help you when needed to sew the two necessary seams. Instruction is given as are all needed supplies. This class is family-friendly and youth/children are encouraged to participate.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Opus Consutum: Appliqué in the 14th Century Lady Astryda Borowska The 1392 Tristan tapestry at the V&A in London and other examples of European appliqué textiles form the basis for this hands-on class on a medieval appliqué technique that's a quick, simple way to embellish your domestic textiles or clothing. Hands-on class with materials provided.
08-06
14:00
1.5 A&S 8 Counted German White Work Embroidery Lady Mariss Ghijs A hands-on class utilizing counted white work fill stitches to create a small take-home project.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 14th-Century Alliterative Poetry Master Grim the Skald Chaucer wasn’t the only game in town for poetry in the 14th century. Join the "Alliterative Revival"! The “Alliterative Long Line” was a poetry style evocative of Anglo-Saxon verse, but with the distinctive imagery of the 14th century. We will discuss how to create the alliterative long line that appears in many poems from this period, as well as how to blend it with rhyming poetry such as in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 10 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class - garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 11 Beginning Coiled Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Learn to make a small basket utilizing traditional coiling techniques with period materials. Student will be provided all materials to make a small basket. Beginner-level skill.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 The Fairy Tale and Legend Workshop Lady Luceta Di Cosimo We will go briefly over the history and definitions of fairy tales and legends, instances of fairy tales in period, how to look for period sources of both, and how to identify and use motifs to construct/reconstruct tales which could have been told/recorded in period. The participants in the workshop will construct a fairy tale and a legend.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Japanese Tea Drama! Lady Kimiko During the Momoyama period of Japan, tea culture was tightly tied to and connected to politics and the military. This class will offer a review of Japanese military tea culture, traditions, and some customs. Topics include murder, ritual suicide, and other mature themes. A selection of books will be on hand.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 15 Paternosters: The Evidence THL Elizabethe Alles We will discuss what evidence we have for the construction of prayer beads in Europe prior to 1600 and the benefits and challenges of using each kind of source. Lecture-style class.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 16 Hand-Tied Pearl Necklaces Lady Piera da Ferrara Learn how to string pearl necklaces as seen in Renaissance artwork. This technique minimizes loss of beads and findings in case of necklace damage.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Two Sword Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the techniques and strategy of the Bellatrix system of fighting with the two-sword style. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring two swords, and preferably a shield.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing at the Villa: Dances from Caroso Lady Rebecca da Firenze Join us at the beautiful Casa Bardicci to learn two fun 16th-century Italian dances: Villanella and Castellana, both from Master Caroso's first book, Il Ballarino!
08-06
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner D Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the Ball!
08-06
14:00
1.5 East Battlefield Barbarians vs Ancients Viscount Ajax Thermopoleakles We want one and all to come out and fight. A chance to showcase your ancient rigs and get inspired for new ones.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choir and Friends Concert on Thursday of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-06
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts The Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition returns to delight and amaze audiences of all ages!
08-06
14:00
2.0 Rapier Field Cut-and-Thrust Tournament Lord Orlando Sforza Swash your buckler and swing your side sword, it's time for the Pennsic Cut-and-Thrust tournament. Competitors must be qualified in Cut-and-Thrust in their home kingdom. All secondary forms permitted.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Tengusanji (Willow Point N.A.) (E19) Known World Courtesan Social THL Yamamura Kitsune Join our 3nd Annual Social for an afternoon of leisure, food and entertainment. This “meet and greet” is open to anyone who has an interest in courtesan history and/or courtesan persona. Topics of conversation will include introductions, courtesan persona Q&A, plus future meetings. More details can be found at http://courtesans.weebly.com.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-06
14:00
2.0 West Battlefield Aethelmearc Seven Pearls 5 Man Melee Baron Liam MacantSaoir This will be a tournament for the 5 man melee teams for the Seven Baronies of Aethelmearc. This will be a Round Robin Tournament Format.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Archery Tent Make Your Own Flemish String for Any Bow Lord archer bear horseman of rockbr Make a string for your recurve, long bow, horse bow or crossbow using modern B-50 Dacron.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Frederick II, Louis IX, Edward I: Crusader Kings Lady Beatrix Krieger Come learn and discuss the world, lives, practices, ideals, and history of Emperor Frederick II of the Holy Roman Empire, King Louis IX of France, and Edward I of England, and see how they impacted the wars for control of the Holy Land. A discussion will be held as well to dissect the intricate nature of Crusading during the 13th century, and how these men may have led to the end of the Crusading period in the Levant. No previous knowledge of the period required.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 3 Couching 1: Medievalest Embroidery Stitch of All Lady Jaqueline de Molieres Class attendees will learn the simple couching stitch and its variations, including basic couching, Bayeaux/ laidwork, couched appliqué, Kloster stitch, maybe even late-period strawberries, and how its use changed throughout the medieval time period. Bring embroidery supplies if you have them. I will have supplies available for those who don't have everything they need. Part 2 (another class) will cover work with gold (or nué), surface couching and underside couching.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Glass Art Design Considerations Lord Brynn Herleifsson A brief overview of motifs and materials for glass art through the SCA period. This class will focus on stained glass. Discussion and picture examples of changes in themes and designs in several countries/regions and time periods.
08-06
15:00
4.0 A&S 5 Basic Silversmithing Lord Xenon the Nebulous Students will make a pendant using cabochon semi-precious stones which would have been available in period, and sterling silver sheet and wire. The processes will include forming, silver soldering and finishing.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Conversational Russian Lady Lada Monguligin The class will cover the Russian alphabet and basic modern-day Russian conversational phrases, responses and questions. After that we will go over words and phrases more related to the SCA, which can be used to flavor one’s persona. There will be time reserved at the end of the class for questions.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I wrote the pattern!
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #3: Crowdsourcing the Muse Pennsic Performing Arts Having trouble finishing that poem? Finding a rhyme for orange? Somehow your piece from the Elder Edda is turning into Star Trek? This Bardic Collegium is an open floor help session were you can tell us how far you've gone and what is giving you pause. Everyone who has an idea can pitch in and help - and isn't that what the Bardic Community is all about?
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Abbess Hildegard: A Female Voice in a Male World Master Victor of Shrewsbury Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century German abbess, was a mystic and theologian, a musician and physician, a playwright and poet, and a – sometimes unbidden – advisor to kings and popes. This class delves into the life and works of this forthright and fascinating woman.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Viking Age Feast Gear: The Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of feast gear and cookware options from among the archaeological finds of the Old Norse World. We will look at items from Birka, Gotland, Oseberg, York, and other sites; 43-page handout is available.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Battlefield The Montante (Iberian Greatsword) of Godinho Master Ii Katsumori This class will cover the basics of the montante, a two-handed greatsword, of Godinho. Bring your greatsword (5~6' two-handed sword) or simulator. The montante is described as the "Queen of Swords". This class will teach the montante in rules as laid down by Domingo Luis Godinho in 1599. Trainers are limited.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Blue List Bellatrix System: Single-Hip Return Duke Paul of Bellatrix The class teaches the Single-Hip Return, one of the essential and most powerful offensive techniques of the Bellatrix method of fighting with sword and shield. It allows the fighter to use combinations, with full-force strikes on each count, instead of every other count. The class is appropriate for authorized fighters at all levels of proficiency. The class is taught unarmored. Students must bring a sword and a shield.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing at the Villa: A Caroso Ball Lord Maurin Lessault A Caroso Ball will be held in the ballroom of Casa Bardicci. Don't miss this opportunity to dance in the villa by the lake.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Bransles C Baroness Serafina Alamanni Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun bransles from 16th-century France.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Encampment of Erica Paige (W10) Introduction to Crocheting Erica Paige A beginner's class to introduce basic crocheting skills.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot and other Card Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review the card games previously taught including Tarot and let you practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
08-06
15:00
2.5 La Familia Gladiatoria (W14) The Turkish Bath Lady Nisaa Karahisari Pennsic is our vacation, so why not pamper ourselves? Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some beauty treatments and sample Turkish desserts. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Expression with Bharata Natyam Mistress Lakshmi The modern style of Bharata Natyam is a great inspiration and interpretation for the movements of classical Indian dance treatises. Learn some of movements from the expressive side of Bharata Natyam with a short choreography, work on expression techniques and a short historical overview.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Crumhorn Consort Baroness Sabine de Kerbriant Bring out your "buzzy" instruments and play through a set of 15th- and 16th-century songs. Attendees will take home a packet of sheet music good for crumhorns and similar instruments.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics THL Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Red List The Polearm Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson A look at several techniques from the 16th-century manual of arms of Paulus Hector Mair.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 Where to Find the Fun, Once It Has Been Lost Mistress Svanhildr Karlsdottir There are a great many ways in which you can lose "the fun". You may or may not have had any control over its leaving. Times change, people change. With those changes so can "fun" change. Come join me in a discussion on ways to find the fun again.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Period Nautical Personas Roundtable Master Elias Gedney An open discussion on what constitutes a nautical persona in the SCA, how sailors were perceived and behaved in period, and tips on how to bring nautical personas to life in the SCA.
08-06
16:00
3.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné Enameling Lady Gwenllian Annwyl Students will be introduced to the technique, tools, and materials of cloisonné enamel. Kits are available for students to create a small piece of their own. You may - and are encouraged - to bring wire working tools such as pliers and cutters.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Known World Beekeepers Gathering THL Henricus Guotman Join fellow beekeepers to swap tips and tales from the field. Please bring a sample of your own honey to share.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 "Dem Bones" Master Mord Hrutsson This class is a brief introduction to osteoarchaeology. Mord will discuss three areas of this discipline: animals, injury, disease.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 11 Blockprinting on Fabric and Paper Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen European-style blockprinting on fabric and paper using wood blocks. Printed fabric was used for clothing, wall hangings, tablecloths, etc. This hands-on class will focus on historical techniques and include block carving and printing.
08-06
16:00
1.25 A&S 12 Understanding Oak's Contribution to Wine Flavor Lord Bonniface Du Vrai Coeur The oak barrel became a gold standard for storing and aging wine in the middle ages. Science has improved the understanding of its contributions to wines but it remains remains mysterious to wine makers and wine enthusiasts. I will present the same wine treated with 6 different oaks. Also the wines sampled will have had oak flavor extracted for different length of time. The 6 oaks are: French Medium Toast, French Medium Plus Toast, French Heavy Toast American Medium Toast, Hungarian Medium Plus Toast, American Heavy Toast The 3 contact lengths are: a 4 week short infusion a 6-8 week medium length infusion a 3-4 week infusion that used the oak from short infusion (simulates a barrel used for a second or third year) Participants can bring a wine or beer that they would like to try an oak on. We will also discuss a strategy to control the oak level in wine by blending Target audience: This class will be of extreme use to wine makers. It is also useful to non wine makers to understand the contribution of oak to all wines and so that they can use oak to improve or customize commercial wines that they buy. Note: over 21 only.
08-06
16:00
3.0 A&S 13 Machines, Technology and Change Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Technology survey: Classical Greece through medieval. Construction, ship building, power (horse, water, wind), clocks, education, etc.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 14 ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens Chirurgeon Instructor Bloodborne Pathogens awareness program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. The program assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1920.1030). Students will be given the option of taking the test for certification. No fee for class but fee for certification. Cost is $5 for card only.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Afternoon Yoga: Bring a Partner If You've Got One! Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Partner yoga can be a way of advancing your practice, having a great workout with a friend, or meeting a new one if willing. Singles welcome. Bring a yoga strap or belt, as well as a mat or towel for each participant. Yoga can help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-06
16:00
3.0 East Battlefield 8th Annual Warriors of History Tourney THL Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus Hosted by the Cataphracts and Chivalry of Duchy Von Drachenklaue and the East Kingdom’s Crimson Company. An unbelted tournament for kits that meet the standards of the Fedoratii of the VDK: Order of the Cataphract to encourage and inspire excellence of kit on the field. This year’s weapon choice: Iconic weapons of your persona. Please bring to the field that form which best represents your period. Participants must appear in armour that inspires others to excellence, having no glaringly un-documentable aspects beyond those required for safety, i.e., baskethilts, bargrills, cops, gauntlets, etc. (Rule of thumb: if you can document it, you can have it -- to include kits based on period works of art. If you cannot document it, you must make a reasonable attempt to hide it.) Participants should be prepared to document their choices in kit. Guaranteed rejections: • Exposed modern footwear. Period footwear is preferred. All effort must be made to make modern footwear appear as period as possible. • Street hockey gloves unless covered or colored to look like real gauntlets or gloves. • Exposed plastic to include plastic lamellar • "Casserole" armour. Casserole: any mis-mash of time periods, e.g. Churburg breastplate with a Dura helm and Wisby gauntlets, etc. (All these are documentable by themselves, but centuries apart.) • Inappropriate persona/arms combination such as Viking with a heater, great-swording Roman, madu, etc. • A t-tunic over football pads or similar look. • Armour in poor condition or disrepair, undyed leather, etc. Two winners will be selected. (We ask that entrants or friends of competitors donate prizes for the winners' cache.) • The Tournament Winner (martial prowess) will receive the title "Fedoratii Primus Pilus". • The second winner will be chosen from amongst the participants as "best kit in show" and receive the title "Fedoratii Signifer". • Both will be inducted into the VDK "Order of the Fedoratii".
08-06
16:00
2.0 Hahvehbier (E26) West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) Daniel History, tradition, and context for beginners on up in the art of West African percussion. Daniel has studied and performed djembe and dunun for over two decades, having had the opportunity to learn from and perform with some of the best players from Guinea, Mali, Senegal and other countries in West Africa. He was once given the name Tegebuson by Abdoul Doumbia which means 'whip-hand.' He will show you proper technique, demonstrate various rhythms, and get you playing accessible, fun rhythms. If you have questions about drum-building or what to do about a broken, rope-tuned hand drum, he can answer those as well.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players - Open Auditions: Pennsic 44 Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Pennsic 44 auditions for next year's production of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", directed by Master Lorcan Dracontius. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
08-06
16:00
1.5 Rapier Field Don Edmund the Lame Memorial Two-Handed Tournament Lord Nathaniel Wyatt We invite everyone to join us to celebrate our beloved friend, Don Edmund The Lame. The tourney is dedicated to the form Edmund so dearly loved - the two-handed sword. The tourney format is a simple one. It is single elimination, random pairing tourney. Double kills count as a loss for both parties. Standard Pennsic two-handed conventions are in effect, and can be found in the Pennsic Rapier Rulebook. Tournament MIC: Don Caine Ramsey and Don Nathaniel Wyatt. After the tourney, there will be a small service to honor our fallen friend.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beyond Ax, Knife and Spear Thrown Weapons Staff Tent stakes, military shovels, farm implements, pizza cutters and the Ostgardr Deadly Ninja Throwing Chickens. Show and tell for weird thrown weapons to demonstrate, pending marshal approval. By THL John the Bear and Lord Ruttiger Lutz
08-06
16:00
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.
08-06
16:00
3.0 White List Thank-You Tourney Sir Vladimir Mechnik Torstien Thorgrimson would like to thank all those who helped him ten years ago when his battle with cancer started. He is now a ten year survivor and able to fight as an adult and would like to engage in combat with all comers to raise money for cancer research by supporting the Lukemia Lymphoma Society! Please come and donate what you can and have FUN!
08-06
16:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Kalamantiano Dance Countess Catalina de Arazuri An introduction to the Greek Kalamantiano dance. We will go over the basic 12 steps. Wear comfortable clothing.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 1 Beyond Brewing: Vinegar Lady Eilon bat Miriam Learn some history about vinegar, how to use it and, most importantly, how to make it at home. Limited handouts; the information will be available online after Pennsic. Bring a spoon to class to get a taste of homemade vinegar while samples last.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 2 Puzzlework Initials and Pen Flourishing Mistress Gwerfyl verch Aneirin Decorate your scrolls with pen flourishing and puzzlework initials. Learn historical background and practical techniques in this hands-on class. Bring these materials, if you have them: several colors of ink, small paintbrushes, dip pens with pointed nibs, pencil, paper or pergamenata.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Running an Event: Basics to Best Practices Lady Dalla Olafskona What are the basic things you need to remember if you're running an event? What are some of the "best practices" (or recommended) ways to organize a new or returning event? How can you make an annual event run even smoother? This class uses focused discussion to discover some of the best practices we've seen around the Society, and how to apply them to your own local events. This class will not cover how to run a feast (please see the class schedule for a different complete class on that topic), and will focus primarily on local or baronial level events. The instructor has modern experience running events for two other non-profit organizations in addition to SCA events.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 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.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Cat Herding Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia Methods and tactics for directing performances by bards. Will also discuss methods and tactics for bards to take direction.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Performances and Graduation Pennsic Performing Arts Come watch the graduation performances and commencement ceremonies of the Pennsic War "Fool's School"! To participate, you must attend "Fool School". (See Pennsic University classes). This will be your graduation performance. You will perform for no more than 5 minutes during an emceed variety show. Upon completion you will receive a certificate and be a "Licensed Fool".
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Viking Age Clothing: The Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Thorsbjerg, Mammen, Viborg, Damendorf, Birka, Eura, and other finds; 45-page handout is available.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 7 Brewing With Egil: Reconstructed Viking Brewing Lord Magnus hvalmagi The sagas tell us that Vikings had ale, but no written records detailing its production survive. How was it made? What was it like? Using literary, linguistic, archaeological, and scientific sources from several cultures (along with experimental creation), I will present my hypothesis detailing the production of two distinct classes of cereal beverage in the Viking age. Come listen, learn, and discuss!
08-06
18:00
1.5 A&S 8 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona Lady 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.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 12 Longball, a Precursor to Baseball Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk Stick and ball games are found in many medieval illuminations, and longball may have been one of them. Join us as we explain and play the game.
08-06
18:00
1.0 A&S 14 First Aid or CPR Challenges Chirurgeon Instructor Individuals can challenge to recertify by taking the written and physical tests. If the challenge is unsuccessful, the recommendation is for the full class. These will be ASHI challenges, unless other instructors can be found. Individual challenges take approximately 1 hour. Cost is $15 for card only.
08-06
18:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent How to Perform with Live Music: Performance Track Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills There were no CDs in the Middle Ages. Using their 30 years of combined Middle Eastern music performance experience, Melissa of Ishtar and Nina Amaya, dancer, will offer tips and techniques on how to look and feel confident performing with a band behind you. Ishtar will perform Oriental-style music for the class to dance. Prior dance and performance experience - to live music or recordings - is highly recommended. Participants are invited to perform afterwards in a concert!
08-06
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Hammered Dulcimer Unleashed Pennsic Performing Arts Join Vince Conaway (THL Vincenzo da Brescia) as he explores period and original music on hammered dulcimer, interspersed with his tales from the road. Vincenzo is a professional dulcimer player, or salterista, who tours extensively in Europe in addition to keeping a full schedule of festivals and events in the US and Canada.
08-06
18:30
2.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony THL Asalah al-Hina Annual Tree Ceremony/ Forgan tribute on Runestone Hill for Household members and friends
08-06
19:00
0.5 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 but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Note: Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
08-06
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 Anglo-Saxon Kings Lady Arastorm From Offa to Harold, Redwald to Ethelred, the Kings of England gave us some of the best stories about kings ever! Just a collection of great stories about Anglo-Saxon Kings. From the earliest kings to the latest, from fighting Celts, to Vikings, to Normans, dealing with queens and saints, these guys had so much energy and wit and craziness an hour is not enough, but I'll talk fast!
08-06
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-06
19:00
3.0 Games Tent Chess Night Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre Join us in the Games Tent for a friendly game of chess.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Period Lamp and Blowpipe Soldering, Plus Welding Lord T W Braze and weld with lamp and blowpipe on charcoal blocks.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts Come and listen to the music and mayhem of some of the Midrealm's best known bards. Warning: Sightings of polar cows, were-llamas, and ladies with swords and spears are likely.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List A Night with Knights Mistress Jenna MacPherson We invite members of the Chivalry from all kingdoms to get in armor and come to the youth list! You can give our young fighters the benefit of your expertise. Sparring between adults and youths will be allowed under these special training conditions. All weapons, calibration and conventions will be as per Youth Combat rules. Parents/guardians are advised that allowing your child to participate shall be understood as permission for this type of training.
08-06
19:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi (Ampitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork Theatre Company returns for more zany Commedia dell'Arte as the final act of an evening of foolishness at the Amphitheatre! Note: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
20:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (#192) Intaglio Gem Carving THL Rekon of Saaremaa Discussion, demonstration, and hands-on opportunity to carve semiprecious stones to create personal seals, incl. history, methods and period tools.
08-06
21:00
2.0 A&S 4 Dancing Green Room Pennsic Dance Staff Green room for Dancing with the Pennsic Stars.
08-06
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Marian of Heatherdale and Friends: Bardic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (modern recording artist Heather Dale) will be joined on stage by other bardic performers for a lively evening of song and story. Please join us as you wander through Merchant's Row! Great for all ages.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 2 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Countess Elena d'Artois For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-07
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat morning sessions, 8-10:30 AM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-07
08:30
1.0 A&S 14 NBC Media Briefing Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfussin NBC Media Briefing
08-07
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-07
09:00
3.0 Æthelmearc Cooking Lab Food Lab Study Hall Baron Janos Meszaros Ever wanted to try hearth cooking but only had access to an electric range? Thought about braizing in pottery but all you own is All-Clad? This is the place for you! In association with the Food Lab Classes, we have set up a Food Lab Study Hall. Bring your redacted recipes and see how they work out in our historically accurate equipment over real fire. Experts in open fire cooking will be available to help if needed. Come let your Feast Flag fly! All participants entering the Food Lab Study Hall will be required to read the fire safety handout that will be available on site at all times.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the archery range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 6th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-07
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Pewtercasters Day Artisans Row We carve molds in soap stone from 10-12, then cast the mold from 12-2 pm, followed by work on repoussée and intaglia gems from 2-4 pm.
08-07
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Pleatwork Day Artisans Row Pleatwork is period smocking. Try your hand at it and learn how to achieve different shaped necklines and other fascinating tidbits. This day is sponsored by Genoveva von Lubeck and Rainillt de Bello Marisco.
08-07
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Soap Making Day Artisans Row Making and using soap for washing, laundry and treating stains. See the process for making boiled soap and try your hand at making it. Passers-by and participants will have the chance to test the cleaning abilities of various products on fabric, hands and hair.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Greenland Gown Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona We will explore the fabric, patterns, and construction of the group of extant garments found in a graveyard in Greenland.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Hand Finishing a Neckline Mistress Isabel Ximenex de Gaucin Hands-on class. Learn how to finish a neckline based on extant examples from the 13th century. Technique uses a bias-cut strip and makes a beautifully finished neckline. If you have needle, thread and scissors please bring them. If there is time remaining we will also go over a seam finishing technique.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 How to Wrap a Sari Lady Sisuile Butler Discussion of several methods of wearing that new sari.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 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.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Long-Armed Cross Stitch: Attractive and Authentic Lady Mariot Carllein More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), 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 do the stitch, then look at photos of widely varied extant examples.
08-07
09:00
3.0 A&S 8 Buttons: Woven in the Diagonal Ottoman Style Mistress Blitha of Wolfhou Many Ottoman buttons are threads woven on the diagonal over an oval wooden base. Come learn to make these Ottoman-style buttons. Note that there is a lot of manual dexterity and patience needed! These buttons are not easy to make. There will be a limit of 10 kits.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Band - Brass drop in playing Master Robyn Solarius Sackbut and cornetto drop-in playing
08-07
09:00
1.0 Battlefield List Bellatrix: Individual Session Duke Paul of Bellatrix An hour with Duke Paul for individuals or small groups, covering any martial topic. Contact Duke Paul at paul@bellatrix.org to schedule.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) Anglo-Saxon Pottery Lady Arastorm From hand-built, unglazed funeral urns in the migration period, to wheel-thrown and earliest glazed pieces, we'll cover what sort of pottery Anglo-Saxons have used in what centuries and which regions of England, plus how it was used from table to storage.
08-07
09:00
1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: The Handplane THL Kai SaerPren An Introduction to the setup and use of handplanes. Focus is primarily on wood-bodied planes but modern iron-bodied planes will be included. Sharpening will be briefly touched upon. Master Avery's sharpening class is recommended. Will also cover spokeshaves and drawknives
08-07
09:00
2.0 Rapier Field Known World Ladies' Championship Tournament Baron Joseph Blayde The top Ladies in the Known World will battle it out for the Known World Championship. To qualify, you must finish in the top group in each of the previous qualifiers. The good news is there is a qualifying tournament at Pennsic. See the schedule for details. The tournament will be round-robin with the top four fighting a single elimination playoff to determine the champion.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List SCA Rapier Combat for Historic Martial Artists Master Dante di Pietro This is a place and time for SCA fencers who are interested in, or are actively pursuing, the study of historic martial arts in the context of SCA rapier rules. During this time, you can meet others with similar interests, offer to teach, look to learn, or just come out to spar with the like-minded. A daily sign-up sheet will allow those in attendance to connect with others with matched goals for the day (e.g. someone willing to teach Fabris can find students wanting to learn, or vice versa, or someone looking for a fight can get one), and each day will end with special HMA-related sparring challenges.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons War Point Tournament Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Thrown Weapons War Point, 9 am before Bridge Battle. Competitors by invitation of your kingdom.
08-07
09:30
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 How to Draw Manuscript Flora Baroness Ekaterina Volkova If you passed kindergarten art class, you can draw a 14th-century French scroll. This class will break down the elements and have you leaving confident and ready to illuminate.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Adv. Calligraphy: Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta Mistress Alicia Langland The Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta is a late-period Renaissance master’s showcase. In this four-day, in-depth study, students will learn scripts used in this manuscript: Rotunda lowercase, Rotunda caps, Italic, and cadels. Take your calligraphy to the next level with our tips on analyzing scripts. Plan to attend all four two-hour sessions. Not suitable for beginners.
08-07
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Viking Navigation and the Sunstone Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are slowly being verified by archaeological evidence. However, the search for answers goes on. This class will present early navigational aids based on discussions with two of the experts in this field: Soren Thirslund's research on the 'Viking Compass' at the Danish National Maritime Museum and Leif Karlsen's and our own research into sunstones. The published works of Thirslund and Karlsen are available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. We provide hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire-wrapped jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
08-07
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 Baby Carrier Survival Guide Lady Dianimh Ban Babywearing 101 to advanced. Do you want to use a carrier at Pennsic but just can't "get" it? We have learned over time that holding your baby is good for them - and you. We have also experienced a baby that wants to be in arms most of the time. A quality carrier or a simple piece of cloth can give you that extra pair of hands you always think about. We will talk about historical carriers, extreme temperature baby-wearing, and how women managed in the hot fields world-wide and wore their baby. Expect lots of hands-on. You will learn new baby-wearing skills. Bring your carrier. I will be able to trouble shoot with you and show you how to be more comfortable with it. If your baby is fussy in a carrier, we can work together and see if there is a way he/she DOES like to be worn. While I will discuss historical carriers and babywearing in hot temperatures, trouble-shooting and getting everyone comfortable with a carrier is the focus of this class. This class was slotted for 2 hours; you can come any time even if the class is going on. Bring a flash drive to download my information.
08-07
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.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 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.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing With Children Mistress Emma Danskona It's never too early to learn to dance! Come learn dances fun for all ages
08-07
10:00
1.0 Games Tent The Game of Tarot Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre A simple trick-taking card game played with a Tarot deck.
08-07
10:00
7.0 Kingdom of Ansteorra (N06 across from Aethelmarc) Build an upright Narrowband Loom THL Haraldr Bassi Students will build an upright loom using hand tools based upon the styles seen in illuminations. The loom starts with a turned piece and students will be cutting mortise and tenon joints and adding feet. I have material for 4 looms with a materials fee of $30. No prior woodworking experience is needed.
08-07
10:00
3.0 Main Battlefield Armored Bridge Battle Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Five battles, 15 minutes each, with 15 minute reset.
08-07
10:00
2.5 Malus Fortuna (B04) Jewelry Making Adam de Gallus Introduction to jewelry making. Solder a bezel and set a round cabochon stone in copper. Tools for 4 participants only.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Belly Dance Lady Michaela Isabella Botticelli We will work on basic hip, arm and walking movements.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Known World Choir Open Rehearsal Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-07
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-07
10:30
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-07
10:30
1.0 A&S 9 A Brief History of the Hammered Dulcimer Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise A brief introduction to the hammered dulcimer from its origins to its final fade from grace in the eyes of the nobility. There will be hands-on activity if time allows.
08-07
10:30
1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Saws, the Care and Use of THL Kai SaerPren Saw basics, what to look for in a saw, how to select a saw, using the saw, overview of sharpening a saw. Also covers cutting stock to size and making joints.
08-07
10:30
3.0 Rapier Field Blood Of Heroes: Rapier 5-on-5 Tournament Baron Joseph Blayde If you like the rapier 5-on-5 at Pennsic, you'll love Blood of Heroes. In this round-robin tourney, you will try to score on your opponent by moving the dog skull and placing it on your opponent's goal. It is fast-paced and a lot of fun. It is the best spectator sport rapier has ever seen. There are no White Scarf/Ogre/etc. restrictions on teams, so get your team together and learn how to play BoH. You'll love it.
08-07
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be 3 challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the 3 War Points for each shoot.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Suikan, and So Can You! THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie A Japanese suikan is an informal, upper-body over-garment similar in function to a European surcoat. It is unlined, and usually made from hemp or linen fabric. The fabric can be fancy or plain, thin or heavy, depending on your station. It is appropriate for everyone from performers to royal retainers.This garment is basically the same from the Heian period until modern times, including the kikutoji *decorative accents. The *suikan 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.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indic languages (including Sanskrit, post-period). While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for the others. There will be examples in Hindi. Please bring a writing utensil which makes a dark, easily-visible line. This is not a calligraphy class. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Wood: Working with the Undead Master Hal Raeburn We will talk about the structure of the tree, processing it into lumber, and why the material continues to move afterwards. Then we will also discuss strategies for using that movement to your advantage or trying to limit the movement.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 11 MIniature making: Castles are more than dollhouses THL Terryl MacAodhagain This is a discussion of miniature castles, dolls and other small things. I myself have made an entire miniature castle. I would love to talk about techniques, inspirations and the fun of making small things. Bring your own ideas and share as well. If you would like to see my castle ahead of time go to greatherondesigns.com.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Performing in the SCA, Coxcomb Style Dr Henry Best A professional entertainer looks at performing in the SCA. Topics covered will include developing an act through research, imagination, practice, and rehearsal; how to use a director and how to be your own director when you can’t find one; pros and cons of performing venues in the SCA and how to make the best of each; finding your perfect audience; dealing with stage fright and hecklers; serving autocrats and kings; how to recover from disasters and how to keep them from happening in the first place. At only two hours, this class will be bursting with Precious Candy Making Secrets, so bring a notepad.
08-07
11:00
2.0 Cynnabar (W02) Beginning Reed Baskets Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Students will learn the fundamentals of making a reed basket. Individuals will make and take a small basket utilizing a wooden base technique.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginning Bassadanza Lord Maurin Lessault Learn the basics of this graceful style of dance from 15th-century. Italy. Focus is more on how to dance than on learning a particular dance.
08-07
11:30
1.0 A&S 9 Writing Humorous Songs Master Cerian Cantwr Discussion of different comedic elements and how they can be used in song writing.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures. How it was started in myth as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Easy Heraldic Standards Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia The design of period-style SCA heraldic standards, and directions for how to make them with inexpensive materials. These are appropriate for display from a pole or from the tops of tents.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Mammen Needlebinding Stitch Mistress Arina de Traentorp Another Viking Age needle-binding stitch to add to the collection. Needle-binders of any level welcome. Free handout. Yarn and needles will be available for class, but please feel free to bring your own. Needles are also available for purchase.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Decoding Russian and Ukrainian Embroidery Lady Luceta Di Cosimo The old Slavic embroidery is intricate and beautiful, but do you know what it means? In this class we will review and discuss the meanings and evolution of old elements of traditional embroidery, such as the tree of life, the goddess, etc.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook in period, but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to buy one? No problem! This class is designed for those beginners who have never cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
08-07
12:00
1.5 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Sixteen-Strand Kumihimo on the Marudai Lady Hara of the Debatable Lands This hands-on class teaches 3 different 16-strand braids on the Japanese marudai. Braid material and marudai provided. Limit 12 participants.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Something for Six: Balli for Sets of Three Couples Master Lorenzo Petrucci Come learn two 15th-century Italian dances for sets of three couples: stately Colonnese and flirtatious Gelosia. Knowledge of steps is helpful but not required.
08-07
12:00
3.0 Family Range Youth Archery Tournament THL Brendan Hunterson Youth Archery Tournament hosted by the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
08-07
12:00
1.5 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking: Making Joints THL Kai SaerPren An introduction to setting out and cutting common woodworking joints. Brings together axe, drawknife, saws, squares, straight edges, marking gauges, knives, chisels and nearly everything else to cut your most common woodworking joints.
08-07
12:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Bellydance: Advanced Layers, Combos, and More Shaheen Ali'khan Do you want to get from stage left to stage right with something other than your tried-and-true 3/4 shimmy? How about getting those isolation combos that make people quiver with antici...pation? Or layers that don't make you look like you're being electrocuted? Come learn it all! Best yet, also learn how to make your own. Bring water, hipscarf, and notebook.
08-07
12:00
8.0 Okewode Hall, Gode Erthe Pottes (space 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!
08-07
12:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pre-16th-C. 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 is not require but really helps (especially your major and natural minor scales).
08-07
12:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed); KWC-Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in Use
08-07
12:00
2.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Fencing Practice Lord Alfonso Pontelli Youth rapier fencing practice, ages 6 to 17. Come out and fence.
08-07
12:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Limited to Youth ages 5-15; 30 total participants. Parent/guardian must be there. By Master Arinwald Rotstein and THL Dominique.
08-07
12:30
2.0 Amphitheater Care and Feeding of a Commedia Troupe in the SCA Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi Ever watched a Commedia dell'Arte show, laughed yourself silly, and said, "Hey, I wanna do that, too?" If you find yourself far from any existing troupe, consider creating your own. Learn from some commedia players who did just that on how to research the art form, find some co-conspirators, and how to make your own troupe live and thrive in the Society!
08-07
12:30
2.0 A&S 9 Mini-Bardic Madness Master Cerian Cantwr Heard about Bardic Madness, but been unable to attend? Now's your chance. We will be answering one Fyt of Madness at Pennsic. The challenges for it can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/mini_madness.html. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend.
08-07
13:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Bootcamp Mistress Matilda Bosvyle Hands-on instruction and practice making an SCA-style scroll start to finish, working closely with an experienced scribe from concept and wording to calligraphy, drawing and painting, to completion. This is a class for beginners (with some small experience) to intermediate scribes looking to improve their skills at putting pencil, paint and ink to paper. Class size will be limited! Please sign up at AEthelmearc hospitality the morning of class.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Three Pies from Christorforo's Kitchen Master Basilius Phocas German-style apple pie, peach pie, and a veal pie from the 1549 cookbook the Banchetti by Christoforo Messisbugo.
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Beginning Wire Weaving Baroness Betha Symonds This class will teach beginning students to make intricate chains in the manner of the Vikings and other ancient cultures, without the need for heat or complicated tools. With the techniques presented, you will learn to create items like the ones found in Viking burials and treasure hoards across the Nordic countries dating from the 9th century to the late 12th century. Wire chains made in this fashion have also been discovered in the British Isles (875 AD) and in the Roman, Greek and Byzantine civilizations from the 4th century BC to the 1st century AD. Timeless items can be created that are still beautiful and wearable today. If you have needle-nose pliers and wire cutters, please bring them. If you need glasses for close or small work, please bring them. The fee for the class includes the materials needed to complete the leather cord necklace. To view this unique jewelry, please visit www.AncientWire.com/book.htm
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Eura Mitten Needle-Binding Stitch Mistress Arina de Traentorp The Eura mitten is Viking age, from a Finnish burial.Come and learn a new stitch. All levels are welcome! Yarn and needles will be available, if you want to keep the needles afterwards, it is $5. Free handout.
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Astrolabe in Theory and Practice Master Richard Wymarc This class will discuss the history and theory of the astrolabe and provide extensive hands-on practical experience. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Teaching in the SCA Mistress Alicia Langland Nervous about teaching? Want to share what you know and feel good about it afterwards? Covers planning, preparation, presentation, problems, publicity, and "post-mortem". For those who would like to improve their classes, as well as those who have never taught but want to. Instructor has 25+ years of classroom experience.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Narrowwork Guild meeting Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Meeting of the Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers of the East Kingdom. This meeting is open to gentles from any kingdom who are interested in making cord or trim using period techniques such as fingerloop, lucet, kumihimo, tablet weaving, inkle weaving, etc.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Dayboards and Sideboards Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A lecture-discussion on organizing light buffet-style meals for events on a budget with period and period-style foods. Recipes.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Blue 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.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Shukyo: Samurai Religion Solveig Throndardottir An introduction to pre-modern Japanese religious and magical beliefs and practices.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Eight is Enough: Pizochara Master Lorenzo Petrucci Come learn Pizochara, a flirtatious 15th-century Italian dance for four couples. Knowledge of steps is very helpful.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tarot and other Card Games Lord István Nyiregyhazi This class will review the card games previously taught including Tarot and let you practice playing them with an instructor's assistance.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Heckler's Tournament THL Colin MacKenzie Try to hit the target while your friends make you laugh by heckling you. Humor that's family-friendly will be heaped upon you. Limit of 20 throwers.
08-07
13:30
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Early Period Instruments Lady Marion Quyn Early period (Roman and Viking) instruments: how they might have looked and sounded. Part "instrument petting zoo", part "how to make them".
08-07
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Painting Pearls and Gems Baroness Una de Saint Luc, OL, OP In this class, we will be focusing on how to paint gems and pearls that are found in some trompe l'oeil style scrolls. While it is not required to attend the two previous classes, we will be combining some of the color theory as well as the perspective and shading techniques.
08-07
14:00
2.0 A&S 1 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-07
14:00
2.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Flag Design Master Cormac Mor What does one do with those fantastic animals, interesting designs and brilliant colors needed for a good heraldic design? And where does one apply said design? Before heraldry ever appeared on shield and surcoat, those heraldic designs fluttered over the heads of kings and peasants, like majestic birds, in the form of banners, pennons, standards and gonfalons. Learn about the various types of heraldic flags that existed in period, their design and application. Then design your own!
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 11 A New Way to Wire Weave: Anglo-Saxon Interweave Baroness Serafina Alamanni This will be a discussion of a historical wire weaving pattern and its differences from the Baltic area examples often called "Viking" wire weaving. We will be discussing the archaeological evidence for its construction and use. Ten kits will be available for $5 on a first-come basis for interested participants to practice the method and take home the materials to finish a chain. Observers are welcome. The Baltic method, commonly known in the SCA as "Viking" wire weaving, will be discussed but not directly taught.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Wine Choosing and Judging Lord Bonniface Du Vrai Coeur American Wine Society was one of the first wine making and appreciation societies in the country. They have developed a wine evaluation sheet that they use for judging wines in formal competitions as well as by participants in their monthly local meetings. It is not hard to learn, and it allows a more consistent way of judging wines and understanding the qualities of a wine. At this point thousands of people have learned this system and are better able to appreciate wine because of it. The amateur and commercial wine competitions have helped winemakers of all levels improve their craft. Copies of the Evaluation chart will be available to those who complete the class. To give people practice, I will use 2-3 unusual wines that have history that goes back to the middle ages. I will accommodate 1-2 wines that people would like to have judged
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 14th-Century Sumptuary Laws of Western Europe THL Sarai Tindall An overview of 14th-century sumptuary laws in Italy and England. Handout with transcriptions of some laws and breakdowns of how the law functioned.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Review by Request Part 1 Mistress Alina of Foxwood Having trouble remembering a dance you learned earlier? This is the place to be! We'll go back over any dance and maybe also teach you something new.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Rapier Broken Field Battle Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Rapier Broken Field Battle
08-07
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Echoes of the Dumbek Malik (Mark DeFilippo) Mark of Orluk Oasis will play a rhythm or phrase and the class repeats. Students may have a chance to "call" a phrase or rhythm if they wish.
08-07
14:30
2.0 Amphitheater Historical Facets of Commedia dell'Arte Troupes Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you been interested in joining, creating or potentially finding new members for a Commedia dell'Arte group? Commedia dell'Arte differs from traditional theater in many ways. This class will present research about how to run an SCA troupe based on the structure and profession in period. Whether you are Comici or a Capicomico, learn how to interact in a troupe with courtesy, diligence and commitment to the art. During the second hour, all students are welcome to network and discuss with artists from various kingdoms. All are welcome to attend.
08-07
14:30
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Gettin' Down with the Hip Down! Anya Imashev Hip down variations, combinations and drills.
08-07
14:30
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Intermediate Medieval Music Notation Master John Elys For those already comfortable with long note values, unbarred music, musica ficta, and clefs other than treble and bass. We'll learn some more advanced stuff: ligatures for combinations of breves and longas, and the weird world of triple meter, where the same note-head can mean several different durations in the same piece depending on context. Bring melody instruments (recorder, harp, fiddle, lute, etc.) that you play fluently. Voice is OK if you have good pitch sense. If recorder, bring several sizes if possible.
08-07
14:30
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
08-07
15:00
1.5 A&S 3 Couching 2: Medievalest Embroidery Stitch of All Lady Jaqueline de Molieres Part 2: This class focuses on variations of the couching stitch done in gold thread (or nué), surface couching and underside couching. Bring embroidery supplies if you have them. I will have supplies available for those who don't have everything they need.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Medieval Food Myths Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Ever get sick of the old myth about people using spices because they were serving rotting meat? Then this is the class for you.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 You Are What You Eat - Humoural Doctrine Lady Elisabetta Tempesta The theory of balancing the human condition through food.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 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 online access codes and background information.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #4: Bardic In Your Kingdom Pennsic Performing Arts Different kingdoms have different approaches to the Bardic arts, and different ways of promoting and encouraging performers. How does your kingdom encourage bards? Is there a reward system? Contests? Champions? What kind of bardic or bardic-friendly events are held in your kingdom or barony? How often are they held? Is there a predominance in your area for spoken or sung performances...or none at all? Join this open discussion to give and get new ideas!
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Copper-Etched Needle Cases Mistress Beatrix Alfray Using ferric chloride to etch copper tubing to make needle cases. Students will learn the technique to prepare, etch and finish metals for etching and the process of using chemicals to etch copper and brass. Other methods for etching will also be discussed.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Spinning Fine Lady Emengar la fileresse We will discuss what contributes to making a fine yarn or thread. Topics will include fiber type, fiber prep, spinning technique, etc. Bring your spindle and/or wheel. We may also play the technique guessing game.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Cynnabar (W02) Tea for Needle-Binders Mistress Arina de Traentorp Welcome all needle-binders to a small tea, where we can meet and share needle-binding stitches and information. I hope this will be the first of many meetings. It will be held at the Cynnabar Camp. If the time changes, it will be posted at the Pennsic University.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Review by Request Part 2 Baroness Serafina Alamanni Having trouble remembering a dance you learned earlier? This is the place to be! We'll go back over any dance and maybe also teach you something new.
08-07
15:00
1.5 Games Tent Happy Japanese Games THL Yamamura Kitsune Three leisure games of Japan will be discussed. Reproductions of each game will be available to play for duration of class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Maison Rive (Merchant space #24) Bling on a Budget Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to use glass jewels, beads, and metal to add dignity and ostentation to clothes without going broke. From minor flourishes to full-bore excess, planning and execution, covered by instructor with 25+ years experience working with these forms of embellishment. No purchase necessary. Supplies available for purchase; prices vary depending on patterns chosen.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Red List The Polearm Techniques of Paulus Hector Mair Duke Vissevald Selkirksson A look at several techniques from the 16th-century manual of arms of Paulus Hector Mair.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Afternoon) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-07
15:00
2.0 White Wolf and the Phoenix (120) 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.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Lord Hroudland Youth Combat afternoon sessions, 3-5 PM. Time may change to accommodate tournaments. Check the schedule at YC list.
08-07
15:30
2.0 Fort Youth Combat at the Castle Lord Hroudland The final afternoon Youth Combat session of the week is held at the Castle. Participants must have previously participated in YC during Pennsic 43.
08-07
16:00
1.5 A&S 1 Canciones de la Convivencia Mistress Ana de Guzman This is a sampler of poems and songs heard in the Iberian Peninsula from the 10th through the 13th centuries, an overview of the way the three cultures of medieval Iberia (Jewish, Christian, and Arabic) expressed themselves in music and poetry for over 400 years until the plagues and royal ambitions of the 14th century brought that relatively peaceful co-existence to an end. Volunteers to read the poems are most welcome.
08-07
16:00
2.0 A&S 11 Making Period Measuring Sticks Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Making period measuring sticks.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 Meet the Board and Corporate Officers Countess Jane Falada of Englewood Have questions about life at the Society level? Wonder what it would be like to hold such a position? Members of the Board of Directors and Corporate Staff will be available to answer these questions and more. All are welcome.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Scented Waters: Early Perfumes You Can Make Lady Heodez De Talento Minottoi Explores the various scented waters found in Renaissance cosmetics handbooks. Here you can learn to make perfumes for a variety of uses.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy ECD for All Experience Levels THL Henry of Maldon Not only a beginner class, this is for anyone who would like to learn English Country Dance as reconstructed directly from Playford, and not necessarily as done in current tradition. Includes Gathering Peascods, Half Hannikin, Sellenger's Round.
08-07
16:00
2.0 East Battlefield Tuchux Charity Tournament Lord Thorvald Weretiger We will be hosting another charity tournament this year to benefit CureSearch for children's cancer. Four bear pits with weapons drawn randomly before each match. Bring full gauntlets. The cost to enter is $5. Always a fun time.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Enchant with Your Dance: Performance Track Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills How to be an enchanting and memorable performer. Mesmerize your audience as you take them on a journey. Exercises in breath, movement, stillness, emotion, weight, tension... Use the moves you know to best effect. Write a visual poem in dance!
08-07
16:00
1.0 Rapier Field Throwback Thursday Épée/Foil Tournament Lord Benjamin Lilje Remember when? Come and celebrate Throwback Thursday with a foil/épée tournament. Round-robin will seed single-elimination final bracket.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Two-Handed Weapon Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff A "bring your own weapon" tourney -- but it must be two-handed. By Lord Magnus de Londres.
08-07
16:30
2.0 Amphitheater A Cross-Curricular Study of Commedia dell'Arte Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you ever wondered how Commedia dell'Arte influenced other performing arts of the Renaissance? Caroso, an Italian dance master, and other artisans alluded to Commedia dell'Arte. This class will feature related research and roundtable discussion about Commedia dell'Arte in scope with other performing arts of the Renaissance.
08-07
16:30
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Cantigas d'Amigo: Songs of My Boyfriend Mistress Amelie d'Anjou An introduction to the songs and poems of the women troubadours and trouveres, and the cantigas d'amigo from Iberia. The Cantigas d'Amigo were written by men, but are from a woman's point of view, usually a young unmarried woman, but sometimes her mother. Handout includes poems and music, plus some original, singable English translations/compositions by the instructor.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 2 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.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 3 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Lord Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 4 Advanced Viking Knitting - Roundtable Lord Hroedbeorth Lumhalghs This is a Round-table on Advanced Viking Knitting. Prior experience with Basic Viking Knitting is required.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Applied Viking-Era Brewing Lord Magnus hvalmagi This class is an extension of my Viking-era brewing research. Instead of an in-depth discussion of research and evidence, I will present my conclusions and then several ways to translate them into a more modern anachronistic brewing system. If you're interested in the product and want to make some beer that is more plausibly historical, this is the class for you!
08-07
17:00
1.5 A&S 6 Teens Tell Us What You Want/Need/Wish For Lady Sæhildr barngóðr An open forum for Teenage SCAdians to share with Ministers of Youth, Parents, and other interested adults what exactly they want at local, Kingdom, and inter-Kingdom events. (Results of my SCA Teen Survey will be shared if no teens come)
08-07
17:00
2.0 A&S 7 Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A full-size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to warp one on a smaller and more human scale. We'll be working in pairs, with space for up to 12 people working hands-on. We'll have a follow-up class with hands-on practice weaving on the warp we've created.
08-07
17:00
1.5 A&S 8 Beginning Knotwork Lady Shoshana Gryffyth Learn two ways to do basic knotwork! Starts with interlacing without erasing, and gridding-path drawing. Please bring a pencil with eraser.
08-07
17:00
2.0 A&S 10 Small, Simple Period Notebook Mistress Gwerfyl verch Aneirin No experience needed! Make a small stab-stitch notebook for your pouch or purse, appropriate for most mid- to late-period personas. All supplies included. If you have any of the following tools, please bring them: ruler, pencil, awl, sharp scissors, embroidery needle with large eye.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 12 Once Upon a Time Duchess Melisande de Belvoir A 40-year member of the SCA tells stories, asks (and answers) questions, and suggests ways to "keep it fresh" or keep the magic in the SCA experience.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Battle of Bannockburn, June 23 and 24, 1314 Lord Jayme Hume of Berwyk What were the reasons behind the battle? Who were the principle protagonists? What really occurred, and what was the aftermath?
08-07
17:00
1.0 Battlefield Kenjutsu: The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship Master Ii Katsumori A traditional-style class on Japanese kenjutsu, drawn from multiple sources, including modern and traditional arts. The class will be arranged to emphasize techniques that are known to have been used pre-1600. Emphasis will be on physical repetition more than scholarly discussion. The latter will be available after class, informally, as requested. About the instructor: I have over 15 years of experience in Japanese sword arts, including Nakamura Ryu Battodo (IBF 4-dan), ZNKR Kendo (1-kyu), Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Ball Prep: Numerological Ball Pennsic Dance Staff Want to dance at Thursday night's ball, but have no or little idea how? This is the class for you! All steps will be taught, along with etiquette & survival tips.
08-07
17:00
2.75 Great Hall Ealdormere Court Pennsic Performing Arts Ealdormere Court
08-07
18:00
1.0 A&S 1 Beekeepers of Late Period Lord Dunstan Bramblette Right on the edge of 1600, we have some very interesting advances in beekeeping. I'll give a run down on the approaches.
08-07
18:00
2.0 A&S 5 Beginning Mead Brewing Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise Brewing mead for those who have not done so before or have very little experience. We will be covering the basic process and equipment for your first few batches. Over 21 only.
08-07
18:00
1.0 A&S 12 Ninja: Truth from Shadows Instructor Gin Dare you look into the shadows of history to find the truth? Come to discuss and discover the legends and real history of Japan's famed spies and assassins. This class will deconstruct the romanticized image of the Ninja and discuss the actual history of the world's most famous spies.
08-07
18:00
0.5 Dance Tent KWC Evening - Pre-Performance Warm Ups Pennsic Performing Arts Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up for the Known World Choir performance in PAT. (Riser setup and concert in PAT begins at 6:30)
08-07
18:30
6.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Lord Joshua MacDonald The annual party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time.
08-07
18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choir and Friends Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Show time: 6:45 - 8:15pm The gentles of the Pennsic Known World Choir, Children's Choir, Youth Choir, and Chorulus Pennsicus request your presence at a concert of period choral music. A major focus this year is on the music of Scotland under the Stewart monarchs.
08-07
19:00
2.0 A&S 9 Known World Players Annual Meeting Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-07
19:00
3.0 A&S 10 SCA Librarians' Roundtable Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A gathering for librarians, library fans and bibliophiles. First half hour to be devoted to swapping research tips.
08-07
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend, must have adult escort.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Muhekian: The Taste of Tea Solveig Throndardottir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Alumni Tourney and Open Field Mistress Jenna MacPherson Open to all Adult Authorized Graduates of the YC Program. Tourney format to be determined. Various singles and melée activities.
08-07
20:00
3.0 Great Hall Middle Kingdom Court Pennsic Performing Arts Middle Kingdom Court
08-07
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts A commedia dell'arte play put together primarily at Pennsic with actors from all over the Known World. Inspired by the Known World Players, this troupe is different every year and comes together in person only at Pennsic.
08-07
21:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Middle Eastern Dance Concert with Ishtar and Nina Pennsic Performing Arts After a week of Pennsic's fabulous Middle Eastern Dance classes, and "How to Perform with Live Music" workshop, dancers are bringing their best, to entertain and delight! All performances are improvisational, from the heart, to the live music of Ishtar, the New World's premier 'bellydance' band!
08-08
06:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Movement from Mysore Pennsic Performing Arts Mistress Lakshmi will be performing a collection of solo pieces from her lineage of Mysore Bharata Natyam, a style of courtesans, having trained in the traditional manner for 12 years under the tuteleage of guru Aparna Sindhoor, student of Venkatalakshamma, student of Jati Thayamma. Lakshmi is performing shorter dance selections in preparation for her professional debut in the next year.
08-08
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-08
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun All archers can come to the archery range and practice the War Point shoots from 9 am to 11 am during War Week except Wednesday, August 6th, when the range is closed except for Archery Champions.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 Or Nué: Colored Goldwork Embroidery Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword Learn the basics of Or Nué embroidery by creating a small piece. Or Nué (shaded gold) embroidery done in Europe, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, and to high levels in Italy and Flanders from roughly 1400 – 1550s. The technique uses different colored silk threads to couch gold or silver threads strategically placed to form patterns, designs, figures or narrative scenes. This class is for beginners and kits will be provided.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Writing for the Compleat Anachronist Jadwiga Zajaczkowa How to write and submit a publication for the CA.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Prostitution in SCA Period Lady Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 A.D. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Break Down Pennsic Dance Staff Come out and help us break down the dance floor.
08-08
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshal Class THL Colin MacKenzie This class is for anyone who wishes to become a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Class is held in three parts, with a practical session. Participants must attend all three parts and have at least 3 hours of range time to complete the course (unless you make other arrangements with the Marshal in Charge). Minimum requirements for participants are membership in the SCA and a minimum age of 18. There are suggested classes also offered later in the week. At the time of the printing of the Pennsic book, the East and Middle are holding classes. There may be other kingdoms holding classes; check at the range for a complete list.
08-08
10:00
4.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Bootcamp Mistress Matilda Bosvyle Hands-on instruction and practice making an SCA-style scroll start to finish, working closely with an experienced scribe from concept and wording to calligraphy, drawing and painting, to completion. This is a class for beginners (with some small experience) to intermediate scribes looking to improve their skills at putting pencil, paint and ink to paper. Class size will be limited! Please sign up at AEthelmearc hospitality the morning of class.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Run "It Takes My Child to Raze a Village" Lady Sæhildr barngóðr The basics of running a parent-child focused event to help further the future generation's involvement in the SCA.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Nalbinding Heels and Thumbs Mistress Ose Silverhair Socks and mittens are common nalbinding artifacts. This class will explore a number of options for completing your own, no matter what stitch you may know. If you have never made a sock or mitten, or are looking for new design ideas, you are welcome. We will explore at least 3 heel and 2 thumb construction techniques. We will work on samples, but feel free to bring partially completed projects. Bring your needle.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 English Rosaries and Paternosters THL Elizabethe Alles This class focuses on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Lord Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
08-08
10:00
1.5 Main Battlefield Armored Castle Battle Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Begins at 10:00 am; two 30-minute battles with 15-minute switch time.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Belly Dance Lady Michaela Isabella Botticelli We will work on basic hip, arm and walking movements.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Rapier Field Greybeards' Rapier Tournament Lord Mark le Gabler We will be holding either a round robin or double elimination tournament depending on the number of entrants. Entrants must be 50 years old or older in the calendar year of 2014. AEthelmearc rapier rules apply.
08-08
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class.We have three wonderful, new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-08
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Getting to Know Your Archetype (Workshop) Devyn Often in commedia dell'arte you have no more than the rehearsal time to develop your character. In this class we'll be work-shopping each of the archetypes. Everyone in the class will have a chance to address their personal portrayal of their favorite face, with feedback and constructive criticism from the class. Handouts with a basic overview of some of the common traits of each character will be provided for reference. Whether you've been clowning for years and want to fine-tune your approach, or you're looking forward to your first show, this is a time to flesh out your portrayal, work on your movements and crowns, and get inside the head of your character. Students should have a basic knowledge of commedia dell'arte.
08-08
11:00
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun All archers young and old are encouraged to come and lend their support to their kingdom's efforts, and to display their skill at archery. There will be 3 challenging populace shoots to test skills. Each Kingdom will be competing to earn the 3 War Points for each shoot.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Hand-Sewing Eyelets Lady Grazia Morgano Take your garb up a notch! Metal grommets don't have the look and they result in less-durable clothing. Come learn how to use an awl and needle to hand-sew your own eyelets.
08-08
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 Three-person Catherine Wheel Fingerloop Braid Countess Thyra Eiriksdottir Intermediate class on the braid known as the Catherine Wheel. This complicated braid is made by three fingerloop braiders working together. Basic fingerloop braiding experience needed, partners are not (but bringing friends is highly encouraged).
08-08
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginners' Atlatl Throwing (Morning) Thrown Weapons Staff How to throw atlatl darts effectively. By THL Anlaithe ingen Trena and Lord Grimolfr Ormalfrson.
08-08
11:30
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mini-Bardic Madness Master Cerian Cantwr Heard about Bardic Madness, but been unable to attend? Now's your chance. We will be answering one Fyt of Madness at Pennsic. The challenges for it can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/mini_madness.html. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that are not in the kitchen.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 1000 Years of Irish History Lady Kateryn Draper What was happening in Ireland during our time period? Come and find out.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 7 Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn A ful- size warp-weighted loom, as built in period, can be imposingly large and strange. We're going to learn how to weave on one on a smaller and more human scale. Using the warp we created in the previous class, we'll be working in pairs, learning how to weave a tabby weave, with discussions on working with more complex weaves. We'll have space for up to 12 people working hands-on. This is a follow-up class for the "Warping a Warp-Weighted Loom" class.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed) - Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-08
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Marshals' Closing Meeting THL Colin MacKenzie Open to all TW marshals and MiTs. Includes a brain-storming session of possible improvements for next year's Pennsic. Please stay for clean up.
08-08
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater Write a Traditional Commedia dell'Arte Play Lord Niccolò Bartolazzi Commedia has been called "the actor's theatre" because of its improvisation and lack of scripts. But it's also "the writer's theatre". Learn about the brief outline summaries of the plot called scenarios, the general structure of a typical plot and how it can be molded into new forms, and how to write a brand new 16th-century play yourself! We'll also cover some of the more obscure plots from period troupes!
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Medieval Pirates: Eustance the Monk Hermina De Pagan This class is based on the The Romance of Eustance the Monk, the pirate who fought both for and against King John.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Secrets in Messages Lord Vincenzo Martino Mazza Survey of cryptography in historical period: Egyptian through Renaissance.
08-08
13:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seeds in the Heart: Writing Japanese Poetry Solveig Throndardottir A participatory exploration of Japanese poetics. Includes Japanese poetry from the early classical period to the development of tanka, haikai, hokku, and renga. We will consider both formal poetic forms and less formal poetry. Learn about the role of kigo, kiriji, and makurakotoba. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with creating their own poetry. Please bring writing materials.
08-08
13:30
1.5 A&S 9 Working Your Story Lady Scholastica Joycors Storytelling takes more than just opening your mouth and letting words fall out. It takes work, practice and feedback to turn words into a good story. This class offers you a chance to practice and receive feedback from two storytellers: a professional storyteller and a storytelling Laurel.
08-08
14:00
2.0 Blue List Bellatrix Techniques Duke Paul of Bellatrix This class teaches fundamental and advanced techniques of the Bellatrix system of armored sword and shield fighting. It is appropriate for all levels of proficiency. Technique is one of the main pillars of successful fighting. No matter what your level of proficiency, efficient and effective technique will help you to improve your game, and avoid injury through faulty bio-mechanics. The class is taught unarmored. Students will need a sword and preferably a shield, or something similar. Neither need to be SCA legal, but must be safe.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Closing Ceremonies Gilebert le braceeur de Dijon Closing Ceremonies will follow immediately after Castle Battle as is prudent. Location will be moved to the Great Hall if raining.
08-08
14:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Closing Ceremonies: After Castle Battle Pennsic Performing Arts Closing Ceremonies will be after Castle Battle, either in front of the Fort or in the Great Hall if raining.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Choir open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for Known World Choir's select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus.
08-08
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players - Open Auditions: Pennsic 44 Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Pennsic 44 auditions for next year's production of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", directed by Master Lorcan Dracontius. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
08-08
15:00
3.0 Amphitheater Strike: Ampitheater and Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: Remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends the night of 8/8.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Multiplying Like Rabbits Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen In 1202, Leonardo of Pisa, known today as Fibonacci, wrote Liber Abaci in an attempt to introduce our modern number system to the merchants of Pisa. He included many examples of ways to apply this new math to business practices of the day, such as commodities trading, evaluating company shares, accounting, minting money, and breeding rabbits. We will look at the kinds of problems he wrote about in order to convince merchants to adopt the new number system.
08-08
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #5: Building Bardic Community Pennsic Performing Arts Some areas are blessed with an abundance of bards; some areas seem to be a bardic wasteland. Communities wax and wane with time as people come and go. What have the thriving groups been doing that some struggling bards might be able to use to spark their local creative fires? Let's get together at this Bardic Collegium discussion and see what ideas we can share to make that 50-week town run better for everyone!
08-08
17:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts This is the performance following a week of workshops and classes for youth in Pennsic Commedia. Come enjoy the show!
08-08
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Reindeer Games Mistress Jenna MacPherson An evening of games and snacks for youth fighters, marshals, parents and alumni. Some of these combat games are for all ages. Some games have very light contact with boffer-style weapons. Please bring head and hand protection. Other games such as "Angel of Life/Angel of Death", "Combat Red Rover", and "Zombies" require full armor.
08-08
20:00
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Pennsic Performing Arts Showtime: 8:00 - 10:30pm The Known World Players present Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, as adapted by Andrew May. Come laugh with the Known World Players as they perform selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, arguably one of the most immortal pieces of comedic English literature. While preparing for a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett at Canterbury Cathedral, characters from all walks of life take part in a story-telling competition. With colorful story tellers and even more colorful characters, the Canterbury Tales paint an ironic portrait of life in 14th-century England. Note: Some adult content; material may not be appropriate for children under the age of 14.
08-08
22:30
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Strike: Performing Arts after Final Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Performing Arts Tent after the final performance ends: restack chairs and tables, remove and store backstage and house lights, take apart and store the stage decks and tops, take down and store the curtains, backdrop, signs, and return all PA Properties to the storage trailer. Bring cordless drills and hand tools.

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