When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-01
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom & Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple proven meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session.
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
11:00
1.5 A&S 5 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on beginner class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 4 A Peek Under the Yellow Veil Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of Italian Renaissance courtesans with touches on elsewhere in place and period, followed by what courtesans are/do in the SCA, and then a Q&A. There will be a slide show, handouts with bibliography, and discussion of how you can support your local courtesan personas.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-01
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.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Byzantine Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Learn the Byzantine chainmail weave that was prevalent throughout our period across multiple cultures. All hand-prepared materials necessary to complete class project are provided. For those who don't have them, tools are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
08-01
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Examines examples of extant pieces and images, and the many ways cross stitch was used, alone and with other stitches, plus a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-01
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Whisky Lord Patricio De Cordoba This class is for those interested in learning about whisky. The class will cover history, laws governing spirits, and production. The class includes a how to taste and appreciate. Samples for 20 people. Some cups will be provided, but it's suggested you bring your own glass. Age 21 and over.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after!
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Herbalism and Botanical References Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Come find out about period texts on herbalism, horticulture, botany, and agriculture, from the Romans to 1600. We will discuss texts, cultures, and the evolution of data within SCA period.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 14th-Century Self-Stuffed Buttons Mistress Raella de Courtenay Hands-on. We will learn to create beautiful tight little wool buttons for their 14th garments
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on beginner class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 The End of Commonwealth: Iceland, 1150-1264 Baron Fridrikr Tomasson A class looking at the Sturlunga period in Icelandic history, the time when the Commonwealth ended and the Kingdom of Norway took control of Iceland.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Blue and White Ceramic Design: Beginner Hands-on Mistress Ant of Saint-Cloud We will be discussing the evolution of designs found on blue and white ceramics across Europe and Asia with a specific focus on Iraq, Iran, Egypt, China, Turkey, Japan and Spain. This class will discuss the technological constraints on ceramic design as well as socio-political influences. Attendees will create two unique designs within the framework of our spatial and temporal discussion.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Demystifying the 12th-Century Bliaut Mistress Raella de Courtenay A review of the 12th-century dress as it appeared in history; we'll discuss easy construction.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-02
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
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 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.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Knitting with Two or More Colors THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to knit with more than one color. This is an intermediate-level class. Feel free to bring own yarn and needles.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Healthy Hair Care Then and Now Mistress Raella de Courtenay We'll be reviewing how people kept their hair clean in the past. Then we'll cover healthy natural hair care in the modern age without shampoo.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. Since the Met does not allow copies of the photos to be given out, the handout will include some charts I've made of them instead.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Micro-mosaics Make-and-take THL Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Double Aprons THL Renata rouge We will discuss the medieval double apron, most often known as a midwife's apron. We'll discuss its prevalence in period depictions and how to develop a pattern to make your own. This is an easy project for almost anyone, from beginning seamstresses/tailors to advanced.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers THL Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism, there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is "Speaking Forsoothly". "Speaking Forsoothly" can be defined as speaking in such a way that 21st-century North American English speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Perfect Medieval Spindle and Distaff Workshop Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Match a spindle and distaff to your persona and time period in Western Europe. Lecture and hands-on class to experience different types of removable whorl spindles and distaves (hand, waist & floor) and which goes with which. Early period (Roman/Viking), Middle Ages up to Early Modern. Not a beginner's class; some spinning experience expected. Students are encouraged to bring their own spindles and distaves for show-and-tell. Kits as well as loaners are available. Other spindles, whorls and distaves are available for purchase from the vendor (Minerva’s Spindle) where this class is held during and after class, but only if student desires.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic Hand-Stitches Lady Lady Katherine Coscombe Beginner class in hand-stitching. Learn stitches for hemming and seaming by hand, including whip, slip, catch, running back stitch, and rolled hem. Designed for novices, but students of all skill levels are welcome. Students will be provided with muslin, thread and needles for practice.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cords: Lucet vs. Tablets vs. Fingerloops Alienor Salton Comparing lucet cord, tubular tablet-weaving & finger-loop braids: elasticity, patterning, materials & take-up, ease of production, documentability.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Non-European Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class to non-European chainmail. Bring your own tools. Limit of 5 participants. Materials provided. $10 materials fee.
08-02
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 4 Food Safety for SCA Cooks THL Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up to date and knowledgeable about food safety.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Viking Era Headgear: A Survey Alienor Salton Fashions of and archaeological evidence for Jorvik and Dublin caps, Skjoldehamn and Hedeby hoods, nålbound and sprang caps, tablet-woven headbands.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Pregnancy and Midwifery in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Pregnancy and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, and also during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Renaissance Slasher Movie: The Revenger's Tragedy Viscountess Jimena Montoya Let's talk about this over-the-top revenge drama! If you thought that Renaissance drama was stuffy or refined, you have a big surprise in store. This play starts with a man holding the skull of his poisoned girlfriend while he plots revenge on the lecherous duke who murdered her for turning him down, and it only gets more extreme from there. Middleton gives us a play with all the revenge you can handle, full of sex, betrayal, deceit, poison, stabbing, and gore. This class is a facilitated discussion of the play, its treatment of revenge, and its place in Renaissance pop culture. Knowledge of the play is not absolutely necessary, but students should ideally have read the text. (Available in paperback or epub from the New Mermaids line at Bloomsbury publishing. A free electronic copy of the play is available at http://www.tech.org/~cleary/reven.html ) Parental guidance suggested for children under 16.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after!
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Baroness Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 2 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time. High quality stainless steel thumb rings will be available for sale
08-03
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-Do-You-Need-to-Consider class. There are many different uses, from kitchens/ showers to sleeping/storage to 'gracious living'. A brief history discussion of period carts and wagons. Mostly adaptations to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon (Do you know the Pennsic Regs?), or to take it to other events. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily out-of-period 'Gypsy' vardos; various building materials that work or don't work, etc.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy THL Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Advanced Viking Wire Weaving and Trouble Shooting Lady Arnbjorg Karlsdottir Do you love Viking wire weaving but want to learn more? Come and learn double, triple weave and some fun stuff like spirals. This will be hands-on class, teaching different weaving techniques. Students must know how to do single Viking wire weaving. In addition if you are having trouble with Viking wire weaving, bring your piece and I will try to help you. Are you doing something interesting? Bring it by. I would love to see it.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-03
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
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a later Muslim.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! Focus is on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-03
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Law in the Lands of Peace Master Cariadoc A class on Fiqh, Muslim law, taught in persona from the point of view of the Maliki school.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Getting to know Chaucer's General Prologue Viscountess Jimena Montoya Learn why this description of a bunch of folks on their way to Canterbury is both cutting social satire and pretty darn funny. We'll discuss cultural contexts and vocational stereotypes of Chaucer's era as a way of getting into the humor and the substance of this opening portion of Chaucer's poem. I'll have copies of the general prologue available, but students should ideally have read it before the beginning of class. An electronic copy is available in interlinear translation here: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/teachslf/gp-par.htm
08-03
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Aphrodisiacs and Other Edible Delights Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Finger foods and other edible delights, particularly ones that are camp-friendly or no-kitchen-needed. Period and locale-based aphrodisiacs. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss or that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be samples and a pamphlet of recipes. Due to sexual topics that may come up, this class is recommended for those 16 and older.
08-03
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.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 SCA Finances for Non-Exchequers THL Bojei Temur A brief explanation on how to read financial statements and SCA financial rules for seneschals and the populace.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Tape Weaving Morwenna O Hurlihie We all love trim and belts and stuff. You've seen folks with those odd-looking wooden things with string wrapped around that somehow magically turns into a woven strip of stuff. This class will walk through the basics of weaving terms (warp vs woof/weft, etc.), warping for narrow work using heddles, and starting to weave. Please bring inkle or tape looms if you have them. This class does not cover tablet/card weaving.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya No clothing from before 1601 has survived from al-Maghrib and very, very little from al-Andalus. So this survey of clothing from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib will be based on garments depicted in paintings, carvings, and other art sources. We will include a brief discussion of plausible fabrics, as well as photos of some extant textiles from al-Andalus. The goal is to be able to create complete outfits for males and females.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers THL Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism, there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is "Speaking Forsoothly". "Speaking Forsoothly" can be defined as speaking in such a way that 21st-century North American English speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Thy Name Is Woman: Elizabethan Men on Women Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and plays of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the Elizabethan period.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Leather Stitching for Construction and Decoration Master Æiric ørvender Learn the types and styles of stitching used in leather construction and how to use stitching as a decorative element.
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Lust and Love in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy 1) Lust, Love, and Marriage in the Norse world: Pagans as well as Christians used spellcraft, among a variety of other ploys and traditions, to win the affection of another. Men's grimoires are rich with accounts and recipes; women's grimoires tend to focus more on healing, visioning one's future sweetie, etc. Note: Since some of this material is a bit racy, children should probably not attend this class. 2) Birthing and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, as well as during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after!
08-03
19:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Overview of 16th-Century Irish Attire Baroness Ceara Shionnach Clothing in 16th-century Ireland is a difficult period in time to research, especially compared to the prolific extant finds from nearby Tudor and Elizabethan England. There are scant surviving garments, portraits, illuminations, or other finds from this period. This class will focus on what primary and secondary sources are available to discern what the Irish may have been wearing during the Renaissance.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Sealed With A... THL Heather Hall Thoughts on styles, methods, and materials for using seals in SCA scribal applications, as well as a bit of history. Materials will be available to handle, and handouts are themselves a historic letter fold and seal example. Stop by for a handout!
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Brief Survey of Banners Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy Learn about the uses and variations of banners, standards, pennons, etc., in medieval Europe; recommendations for creation and use in the SCA.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Russian 101 Lady Margaret Lad An introduction to reading and writing in Modern Cyrillic, as well as some differences between Modern Cyrillic and Old Church Slavonic. For those interested in expanding their Russian personas or introducing Russian into their scribal work.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch. You'll learn how to use the picot as decorative element and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
08-04
09:00
4.0 A&S 10 Welcome to the World of Wicker Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya We will be working with round reeds to create a twined basket with many uses. Dyed and flat reeds will be available so you can be creative!
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time. High quality stainless steel thumb rings will be available for sale
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-04
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sólveig Þróndardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-04
10:00
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
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Perfect Medieval Spindle and Distaff Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Match a spindle and distaff to your persona and time period in Western Europe. See the different types of removable whorl spindles and distaves (hand, waist & floor) and learn which goes with which. Early period (Roman/Viking), Middle Ages up to Early Modern. Not a beginner’s class; some spinning experience expected for hands-on. Students may bring their own spindles, distaves & wool if desired. Kits as well as loaners are available for very brief hands-on experience in class. Mixed lecture and hands-on.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Plausibly Period: Gluten-Free in the Middle Ages THL Isolda Fairamay Discover some surprising history about celiac disease and gluten-free dining. Then learn how easy it is to incorporate gluten-free selections into your feasts that everyone will love. Recipes will be available and there will be samples to taste! All are welcome!
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. This isn't limited to current territorials; former and potential Baronesses and Barons; all are welcome!
08-04
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wee Scadians: Find them, Keep Them! Lady Annika Siltanen Youth and families are essential to the future (and present!) of the SCA. This class will discuss how to recruit and maintain families with children in your local group, and what to do with them once you have them! Children's Activities are fun and all, but there are so many things beyond that to be done to keep children (and their parents) happy, engaged, and excited about their future in the Society. Come get some pointers from a Youth Officer and SCA parent, and bring your own ideas to share! (Children are welcome to attend, and will have their own quiet activity to do during class.)
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 16 A Taste of Maghribi and Andalusi Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Discussion of the cuisines of al-Andalus and al-Maghrib, based on two surviving 13th-C. Andalusi cookbooks, the so-called "Anonymous Andalusian" cookbook, and my translation of the Fudalat al-khiwan fi tayibat al-ta'am wa al-alwan ("Delights of the Table, the Best Foods & Dishes") by Ibn Razin al-Tujibi. Handout will include recipes, and I will bring a few dishes to sample.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-04
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Khaliji Choreography Sahar de Valencia Learn a women's Khaliji (Gulf) dance choreographed by Kay Hardy Campbell to Warene, a song by the Miami (Kuwati) Band. Thobes not provided.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Shūji: Taking the Brush - Japanese Calligraphy Sólveig Þróndardóttir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military governments. Participants will also learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. Paper and signature seals will also be discussed. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes and ink stones if you have them.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 With These Knots I Bind My Camp Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Before cordless drills and screws, before plentiful cheap nails, even before glue, there was knotted cord holding our lives together. Sadly, most of us barely know how to tie even two or three knots. My guarantee: You will learn to master a small handful of knots that will meet almost every need you may have in camp - or double your money back!
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Basics Of Leather-Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather-working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-04
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Non-European Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class to non-European chainmail. Bring your own tools. Limit of 5 participants. Materials provided. $10 materials fee.
08-04
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Getting to know the English Sonnet Viscountess Jimena Montoya A brief overview of the development of the sonnet during the English Renaissance. Although moderns frequently identify Shakespeare with the sonnet form, he was far from the only sonneteer of the Renaissance or even the most well known. The course will cover some of the major poets and developments in the sonnet tradition and work through ways to read and comprehend sonnets more easily. We’ll read poems and talk about some conventions and tropes of the genre. No previous knowledge of sonnets or Renaissance England required. A handout will be provided.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis New songs for haflas! Habibi Ya Eini, Efem, Qaddukal Mayas (Ada Sahilleri) and more. Bring your drum, zills, band or orchestra instruments. Sheet music available to purchase. Let's make beautiful Middle Eastern music together.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Bliaut Revisited Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of what we know about the 12th-century garment known as the bliaut. Discussion of where we arrived at fallacies, and where to find better sources. Discussion and suggestions for recreating both men's and women's bliauts. Free hand-out with patterns.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 16 Making Couscous by Hand Master Galefridus Peregrinus Fresh, hand-made couscous is very different from the instant stuff available at most grocery stores. The earliest documented couscous recipe dates from the 13th century and describes a process that is still followed in North Africa with very little change. We'll be following that recipe to make couscous from scratch. If all goes well, attendees will have some hand-made couscous to take with them at the end of the class. Limited to 10 hands-on participants, but others may come to watch.
08-04
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-04
17:00
2.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will be two archery marshals meetings, the first on Friday, August 4, at 5 pm and second on Sunday, August 6, at 5 pm. All archery marshals should attend one of these meetings.
08-04
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-05
08:00
3.0 Chirurgeons' Point 5th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
08-05
09:00
4.0 Æthelmearc Royal (TBD) Artisans' Playtime Lady Greer Wallace Calling the Artisans of the Known World! Come out to Æ Royal and share your skill. Pick up a new technique or revisit an old one. Not sure if the Arts & Sciences are for you? Ever wondered what that thingy is? Or how do they do that? Come to Æ Royal and figure it out.
08-05
09:00
3.75 Archery St. Sebastian's Archery Shoot VIII 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. Shoot will start at 9 am and all score cards must be turned in by 4 pm with awards right afterwards.
08-05
09:00
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.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Examines examples of extant pieces and images, and the many ways cross stitch was used, alone and with other stitches, plus a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Elizabethan Working Clothes Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy Nothing's as impressive as full-bore, late-period finery, but save your silks and farthingales for courts and dancing. This class will discuss choices of attire for pitching tents, cooking over a fire, going to the market, etc., including options for the range of climes that Pennsic can contain. This is not a clothing construction class, though sources for patterns and materials are included in the handout, and details of fit may be discussed.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Vinegar: Anti-Brewing Lord Oswyn of Baðon A tasting class on how to make vinegar in period. Tasting the original alcohol and the the resulting vinegar. Age 21 and over.
08-05
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Tiny Stocking Lady Gudrun Thorvaldsdottir We will knit a small version of a period-esque stocking. For experienced knitters; must know how to use double-pointed needles, increase and decrease, and pick-up stitches. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Beginner's Guide to Garbing Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Come and learn about colors, materials, and patterns used in Middle Ages & Renaissance. This class will focus mostly on appropriate colors and materials for the 13th-16th centuries with some helpful hints on where to start with garbing.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Untangling Twist Morwenna O Hurlihie Are you getting started with spinning and there's just this thing you don't get? Have you been spinning for years and you would like a few more pointers? Do you have a tool (spindle, wheel) that's driving you bonkers? Are you trying out a different fiber and getting tangled up? Come hang out with a spinster and work through your current spinning questions. Work through an issue, or just hang out with people who like to talk fiber. I've been spinning for 30 years. I can't promise to solve all your problems, but we should be able to work through a couple.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
08-05
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-05
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-05
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-05
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Undulation Nation Val Complex and layered undulation patterns for belly dancers. I guarantee you will learn something new and exciting. Please have mastered basic undulations. We will learn the class's choice of horizontal, diagonal, spiral, circular or other undulation patterns and fabulous new undulation combinations.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 New to the SCA? A Class on the Basics Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Come and have a conversation with the Queen of Ealdormere. Take a look behind the palace doors and see how we try to make reigning look effortless.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Paternosters: The Evidence Mistress 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.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 4 Retaining Members in the SCA Workshop Baroness Una Uilebaine Retaining members in SCA groups can sometimes be difficult. This class will cover things that you can do to help retain all our valuable members and is geared toward those who hold officer positions. First, we will go over some basic do’s, don’ts and lessons learned that I have experienced within the SCA. Second, we will do some hands-on interaction between people in the class. This will be geared towards how to interact with new people. It will be especially helpful to those who “never know what to say” or have a hard time walking up to someone new and talking to them. Last, we will have a roundtable discussion to come up with more positive ways of interacting with very new members.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 How Not to Make a Gothic Fitted Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making this popular dress style, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Shiny Hats and Medallions: A Guide to SCA Regalia Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Keeping everyone’s names straight can be confusing, but then when you add titles to the mix it takes on a whole new level. This class will cover the Society's award structure (so you know why people are clapping in court) as well what all the medallions and coronets mean. We will also discuss some of the differences in awards across the different Kingdoms. In addition there will be a section on using titles appropriately and court etiquette. That way, when you are called up for the first time, you know what to do!
08-05
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's learn to play that dumbek/riq/frame drum! Lady Zakiyyah (a.k.a. Kazuki) will help you get comfortable with that drum and have fun. We will go over posture, hand placement, tones, and some fun rhythms. Open to all ages.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook "in period", but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to find one? No problem! This class is designed for beginners who might never have cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Fit Your Neck Hole: Keyhole Neck Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is all about the neck opening of any garment. We’ll look at the placement and geometry of how the neck hole works and get it to fit well every time. Primarily for keyhole necks, this works for the T-tunic, doublet, bodice, cotehardie, houppelande and even modern shirts.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 8 The End of Commonwealth: Iceland, 1150-1264 Baron Fridrikr Tomasson A class looking at the Sturlunga period in Icelandic history, the time when the Commonwealth ended and the Kingdom of Norway took control of Iceland.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. Since the Met does not allow copies of the photos to be given out, the handout will include some charts I've made of them instead.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar This class is for those who are interested in retaining but are unsure where to even begin the process of signing up. We will cover the steps needed to sign up, and how to retain. This is a roundtable discussion-type of class. There will be demonstrations of various interactions. Handout provided.
08-05
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-05
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-05
14:00
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.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer PENNSIC 101: The Drums of War begin to Beat. It sound like so much fun... ...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 How to Build an Accurate Sundial Fred Blonder You may have noticed that large sundial at Okewode Hall. This is an advertisement to convince people that it is possible to make a dial that can be read as easily as a modern watch. The trick is to include all the astronomical corrections into the design of the dial, so they do not need to be applied after the dial is read. I intend to describe how I built this dial, and how you can do the same for your camp. I want enough people building and maintaining public dials for Pennsic, that they become the normal way for people to tell time. I will describe how to calculate the time-marks, lay them out on the dial, mark them with nails, set the gnomon to the correct angle, and calibrate the whole thing once it's hanging on the wall. I will cover construction details and various safety considerations to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. There will be math, specifically some high school-level trigonometry, but you should not let that frighten you away.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Intro to Anglo-Saxon Poetry Lady Edith de Brereton The basic rules and structure of Anglo-Saxon poetry, common themes and how one might go about writing a poem.
08-05
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms Rajni of Orluk Oasis Class will include an easy-to-learn beginner dance to Saidi, a popular Middle Eastern rhythm. While it will be taught as a basic choreography, students will also practice improvisational portions and how to use this dance as a framework for creating their own choreography. Live drumming! Refreshments and conversation after! Join us in Orluk Oasis.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-Do-You-Need-to-Consider class. There are many different uses, from kitchens/ showers to sleeping/storage to 'gracious living'. A brief history discussion of period carts and wagons. Mostly adaptations to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon (Do you know the Pennsic Regs?), or to take it to other events. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily out-of-period 'Gypsy' vardos; various building materials that work or don't work, etc.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Lenten Food in Period Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Can you imagine giving up cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon for forty days out of the year? Many Christians from the 10th century into the 16th century did just this but that doesn't mean they went without some form of comfort food. Come to the class to find out what they did eat and how to make some medieval Lenten treats.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Documenting Your Food: Brehon Laws in Ireland Mistress Lisette la Roux This class will focus on the Brehon Laws and how they can be used to document food and nutrition in the SCA time period. The class will discuss what the Brehon Laws were and give specific examples of references to food and its relationship to the community law.
08-06
09:00
4.0 A&S 10 Welcome to the World of Wicker Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya We will be working with round reeds to create a twined basket with many uses. Dyed and flat reeds will be available so you can be creative!
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Tales of Viking Age Women Unn Olafsdottir Come hear as Unn Olafsdottir brings to life the stories of the women at the heart of the superb literature known as the Icelandic family sagas.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-06
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Tubular-Tablet/Card Weaving: Making Period Cord THL Elena Hylton Learn to weave a European medieval cord based on numerous extant finds. This is an easy technique to learn, but a basic knowledge of card/tablet weaving is needed. Bring a loom that can handle card weaving, 8 cards, 2 balls of strong fiber, and a shuttle. We will warp the loom in class together. Kits will also be available. We will also learn two-holed card weaving and a basic introduction to the uses in period.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 3 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles This class will focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Documentation, Data, and Research Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Wrap your head around the fundamentals of good research. Whether you are just starting, or need to improve your documentation, I cover structure, strategies, and sources, with emphasis on free resources.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 Bayeux Tapesty: Panel by Panel Lord Oswyn of Baðon A look at the Bayeux Tapestry, going panel by panel. Discussion of its history, what it actually says, and what hidden messages it might contain.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Period Mustards Made Easy Mistress Lisette la Roux Mustards can be made….easy. Learn how to make mustards that can be put out at your next dayboard or feast, including period recipes and variations. Make your dayboard a bit more exciting. Class will include the different ingredients that go into mustards, techniques, spices, and have a real-time display on just how easy it can be. There will be tastings so food allergies should be considered.
08-06
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Speaking and Pronunciation Lady Tala al-Zahra People all over the medieval world used Arabic language. From China to Mauritania in dar al-Islam, and throughout Europe, Arabic was a part of life. This class focuses on pronunciation of common names and phrases, and gives SCA-friendly phrases useful for research, conversation, and developing a more authentic SCA persona. We will only be using English orthography/alphabet. While the lesson will be useful for personas in all regions and cultures, the dialect and names will skew toward the Maghreb region. This is one of a two-part series: the other focuses on reading and writing.
08-06
10:00
0.25 Main Battlefield Unbelted Champions Battle (Melee) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing – winning side takes the point Number of Participants: 40 fighters per side Restrictions: None (fighters may participate in this battle and Heroics) Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1
08-06
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-06
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-06
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
10:15
0.25 Main Battlefield Unbelted Alternates Battle (Melee) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: This is a “for fun and camaraderie” battle fought by the alternates to the unbelted champions (unbelted alternates only; no Heroic Champions). This is NOT a war point battle and will run immediately following the unbelted champions battle.
08-06
10:30
1.0 Main Battlefield Belted Champions Battle (Melee) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing; winning side takes the point. Number of Participants: 25 fighters per side. Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate (fighters may participate in this battle and Heroics). Setup: Open Field (traditional space). Time Limit: Not timed. Number of Run Throughs: 1. War Points: 1.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Lady Slany bean Uillic You have been teleported to 1600 and you are tasting chocolate for the first time. Come learn all the fascinating facts about this new delight!
08-06
11:00
0.25 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer PENNSIC 101:The Drums of War begin to Beat. It sounded like so much fun... ...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-06
11:00
3.0 Teulu Trobwl (N41) Viking Dairy Processing THL Reyni-Hrefna Milk and milk products were essential to surviving Scandinavian winters and long sea voyages during the Viking era. Join us for a hands-on class which will focus on dairying and cheese products from the Norse world. Starting with milk, which would go bad rather quickly, and using culture and equipment, we will turn it into four (or more) products that not only last well on their own, but can be used to preserve other food. Our mjólk (milk) will turn into skyr (cheese), mysa (whey), smjör (butter), and aft (buttermilk). This will be done using period tools.
08-06
11:15
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Zen of Belly Dance Performing Val Learn techniques you can use to relax, tune out distractions, tune into your audience, and enjoy your great dance performance!
08-06
11:30
2.0 Main Battlefield Heroic Champions (Single Combat) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Single Combat; the side with the most bouts won takes the point Number of Participants: Each side will select 14 champions composed of 4 unbelted fighters and 10 belted fighters; each side will have a belted fighter held in reserve in case of a tie. Double kills will be refought until there is a victor. Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate. Other sitting Kings and all sitting Princes are eligible to participate in the single combat Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 15 bouts War Points: 1
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 How To Make Fancy Pants Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is about the construction and wearing of Renaissance pants such as slops, “pumpkin pants,” and Pluderhosen. Just what every Landsknecht needs, though it will help with any late-period pants. Might talk about the famous Janet Arnold Upsala/Sture Pluderhosen with the “bum” as well as other cool pant stuff.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 16 A Taste of Maghribi and Andalusi Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Discussion of the cuisines of al-Andalus and al-Maghrib, based on two surviving 13th-C. Andalusi cookbooks, the so-called "Anonymous Andalusian" cookbook, and my translation of the Fudalat al-khiwan fi tayibat al-ta'am wa al-alwan ("Delights of the Table, the Best Foods & Dishes") by Ibn Razin al-Tujibi. Handout will include recipes, and I will bring a few dishes to sample.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101: Newcomers' Q&A Baroness Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomer's Q&A. We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Come and Get Your Fill Malik Take your darbuka/doumbek rhythms to the next level! This intermediate class will help you begin to play filled versions of popular Middle Eastern rhythms. Then you will learn to play fills in between phrases/patterns to help you add even more style and texture to your playing. Knowledge of basic Middle Eastern rhythms (i.e., maqsoum, malfuf, ayoub, saidi) and intermediate darbuka playing experience/technique are strongly recommended.
08-06
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Basics Of Leather-Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather-working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-06
13:00
3.0 A&S 19 Newcomer's Social THL Rois Ofayh If you are new to Pennsic or the SCA, please join the chatelaines of the Known World as we host a Newcomer's Social just for you. Bring any questions you have for us to answer. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours. Light refreshments will be provided.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Improv, Folkloric Style! Atesh Learn three slow, three fast combinations of Tribal Odyssey Bellydance "lead-and-follow" format, based on classic Egyptian style; for duets or larger groups. PDF notes provided online. Finger cymbals optional.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Non-European Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class to non-European chainmail. Bring your own tools. Limit of 5 participants. Materials provided. $10 materials fee.
08-06
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-06
13:30
0.5 Main Battlefield Rapier Champions (Melee) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing; the side that takes 2 out of 3 bouts takes the point; all three bouts will be fought regardless of outcomes Number of Participants: 20 person teams Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 3 War Points: 1
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Organizers, Part 1 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition organizers can create better experiences for judges and for entrants. Discussion will cover ideas on how to plan better activities as well as how to work with judges and entrants to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Judges" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 16 Intro to the Rubul Mujayyab (Sine Quadrant) Master Richard Wymarc The Sine Quadrant or Rubul Mujayyab was a device used for performing mathematical calculations and determining time. This class will give the historical context for the device and provide extensive hands-on practical experience in using the various functions. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com
08-06
14:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Heroic Rapier Champions (Single Combat) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing; the side with the most bouts won takes the point Number of Participants: Each side will select 15 Rapier Champions and 2 Cut and Thrust Champions to be paired into bouts. After two double kills the bout will be voided from the total. Each side will have one additional fighter for a final “sudden death” bout in the event of a tie. The tie breaker bout will be fought until there is a victor. Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate; the sides shall not have more than 9 members of the Order of Defense as champions within their 15 rapier fighters; Cut and Thrust Champions may be collared or un-collared Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 1 How to Card-Weave Letters and Designs THL Elena Hylton Learn to weave letters, numbers, or your own designs using the double-faced weaving technique! To fully participate, bring a loom warped with 14, 22, or 42 cards, A&B in one color, C&D in a contrasting color, all S or Z threaded, and shuttle in either color. Fewer cards are easier to work with and recommended for newer weavers. Not a beginner's class; basic knowledge of tablet weaving is assumed. Observers welcome, or bring one loom and share with a friend. Instructor's loom will be available to briefly try out the technique.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Medieval Jewish Fighters Lord Gideon ha-Khazar Medieval Jews fought for Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mongol, Indian, Chinese, and other armies. They also fought in community self-defense -- sometimes successfully, sometimes not. This class shows when/where such fighters are reliably documented, highlighting those times/places where medieval Jewish fighters and non-fighters had a certain measure of freedom to live as they chose.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms Rajni of Orluk Oasis Class will include an easy-to-learn beginner dance to Saidi, a popular Middle Eastern rhythm. While it will be taught as a basic choreography, students will also practice improvisational portions and how to use this dance as a framework for creating their own choreography. Live drumming! Refreshments and conversation after! Join us in Orluk Oasis.
08-06
17:00
2.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will be two archery marshals meetings, the first on Friday, August 4, at 5 pm and second on Sunday, August 6, at 5 pm. All archery marshals should attend one of these meetings.
08-06
17:00
1.5 A&S 19 Interkingdom Anthropology Master Liam St. Liam How do you do things in your kingdom? Tell us, and we'll tell you how we do it in ours. Trust us, we will all learn a lot. If you have ever traveled in the SCA, you know things can be very different from kingdom to kingdom. Even though we have a lot in common, we have differences, too. Let's talk about them.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-06
20:00
2.0 Orluk Oasis (w10) Guedra: North African Trance Dance Lady Kharajin of Turku Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. New information this year, as Mistress Jadi Fatima joins us. 30-45 minutes instruction (men welcome during instruction only) followed by performance of Guedra. Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant; no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water to drink. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-06
20:00
4.0 White List Vigil Master Scheduler Vigil in East-side turret.
08-06
21:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Lord Carmine and Friends Hafla Lord Carmine Hafla means Party! Bring your instruments and hips. Everyone dances and plays music together. The Middle Eastern tent doesn't always have a place to sit, so bring a chair or something to sit on if you need.
08-07
05:00
3.0 General Archery 5th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot Lord Naran Numuchi Competition with period archery equipment only. No attached or built-in arrow rests, no pistol grips, no plastic arrow nocks. Longbows (includes Yumis), static-eared recurves ("horsebows"), other period recurves, if any, and crossbows. Bow types will shoot against the same category. Flight Shoot (best of your six arrows/bolts), Roving Clout, Manchu Tunken (five concentric circles pressure fitted inside one another target. A clean shot will knock out only the bulls-eye. Requires one (1) 3/4" rubber-blunted arrow or bolt), Turkish puta, wands or wreathes. Full period RR shoot. Garb and archery kit must match for time period and culture, i.e., no Vikings shooting Yumis. Prizes for each bow type and a prize for Best Ensemble of garb and archery kit.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Healthy Hair Care Then and Now Mistress Raella de Courtenay We'll be reviewing how people kept their hair clean in the past. Then we'll cover healthy natural hair care in the modern age without shampoo.
08-07
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 Beginning Hairnets THL Jehanette de Provins A hands-on introduction to creation of 13th/14th-century knotted hairnets. You will learn cast-on, the basic knot, and an increase.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Judges, Part 2 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition judges can support and encourage entrants to be a part of educational activities while still having fun. Discussion will cover ideas on how to give feedback to entrants. We want to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
09:00
1.0 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.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-07
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time. High quality stainless steel thumb rings will be available for sale
08-07
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Teaching in the SCA: Panel Discussion Pennsic 2017 Master Seamus This panel is particularly useful for beginning teachers but can help polish anyone’s skills. Some of these notes, or best practices as we call them, may seem obvious or come to you naturally. We have tried to break down the process as simply as possible. Some skills are more advanced than others. Do not expect yourself to become skilled with all of these practices at once. Work on the ones that seem most reasonable to you and then start incorporating others as you like.
08-07
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-07
10:00
2.0 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Reading and Writing Lady Tala al-Zahra People all over the medieval world used Arabic language. From China to Mauritania in dar al-Islam, and throughout Europe, Arabic was a part of life. This class introduces the Arabic alphabet with exercises designed to acclimate participants to the structure of the letters and language. We will use modern and extant sources; participants will be able to write and read key Arabic words by the end of class. While the lesson will be useful for personas in all regions and cultures, the dialect and names will skew toward the Maghreb region. This is the 2nd part of a two-part series, the first of which focuses on speaking and pronunciation.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 "Welcome to the SCA" Master Gilbert des Moulins How to find and be comfortable with your place in the dream that is the SCA.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-07
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-07
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-07
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-07
11:00
0.5 A&S 3 So You Have The Dress, Now What? Accessorize! Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer You've completed your gown, now accessorize! Take a look at 16th-century Italian accessories, such as zibellini, girdles, fans, shoes, and handkerchiefs. Get inspiration on how modern materials can be used to make period-looking accessories. Please touch the accessories!
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Presentation and Display Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Present your A&S to its fullest potential. You've put your heart and soul into your Arts and Sciences; make sure everyone else can see how amazing your work is. Learn how to dress it up and present it with confidence. Feel free to bring pictures of displays you have done.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Demystifying Fabrics Mistress Alina Silverthorne An introductory class on fabrics. We'll review period-appropriate fibers (and some commonly seen synthetics), and handle samples of various types. Why can't you put wool in the washing machine? How can stiff silk taffeta and filmy silk crepe de chine be made from the same thing? For beginning sewers or anyone interested in clothing and fashion.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 19 Simple Tunic and Pants Pattern Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a simple tunic and pants pattern using your measurements. We will draw out a very basic pattern for pants and a simple tunic which you will be able to take with you and use at home. Please bring a tape measure for body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making your pattern.
08-07
11:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Field Battle: The Grant Pageant (Heavy Weapons) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing (each battle – the side with the last man standing wins the point for the battle) Setup: Open Field (traditional space); Field Size 600 x 600 feet (whole field), Starting sides (facing direction East or West TBD); starting lines will be 100 feet the edge of the field so all fighters from both sides can be on the field for the starting cannon Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 4; 15-minute reset time between Field Battles War Points: 4; each Field Battle will be worth 1 War Point for a total of 4 War Points from all Field Battles (NON-Traditional – this is a suggested change) Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Allegra Ginevra Soave d Napoli Lace has been called fabric poetry. This is a beginner's bobbin lace class for those who haven't made lace before or who are just starting out. We will begin with a discussion of the history and development of bobbin lace, then there will be hands-on time when people can try making lace. Experienced lacers are invited to bring their pillows and stop by with their lace!
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Logboats in the Middle Ages Master Elias Gedney The development and spread of fabricated plank hulls for boats surprisingly did not stop people from making boats out of logs. We will discuss a few surviving European examples from the years between 600 and 1600.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will cover the foods eaten at Passover seders in the Middle Ages when matzah was an inch thick and horseradish was only eaten as an ingredient in charoset. We will be looking at the evolution of the rulings about various foods, recipes to make some of them, how some of the practices changed. Includes taste testing.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 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.
08-07
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Echoes of the Dumbek Malik 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
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Story Time with Tempus Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is an hour with Tempus. Good time to have a nap while he rambles on about anything. Adventure, excitement and really wild things... Maybe some hand-kissing and stories of travel; might do some science, or hear about his cabins. Or it may just be a good time for an afternoon nap.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Wee Scadians: Find them, Keep Them! Lady Annika Siltanen Youth and families are essential to the future (and present!) of the SCA. This class will discuss how to recruit and maintain families with children in your local group, and what to do with them once you have them! Children's Activities are fun and all, but there are so many things beyond that to be done to keep children (and their parents) happy, engaged, and excited about their future in the Society. Come get some pointers from a Youth Officer and SCA parent, and bring your own ideas to share! (Children are welcome to attend, and will have their own quiet activity to do during class.)
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Textile Tools THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of textile tools found in Norse and neighboring sites. We will look at cards, combs, looms, loom weights, shears, shuttles, skein-winders, smoothing stones, spindles, and whorls from Birka, Coppergate, Dublin, Hedeby, Lund, Novgorod, Oseberg and Ribe.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Get More Involved at Events Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy during events.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Kijin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Nobility Sólveig Þróndardóttir An introduction to the food and food culture of the imperial court and nobility. The culinary calendar. Organization of meals and meal etiquette.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Bridge Battle (Heavy Weapons) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle; at the end of each battle, the bridge flags will be checked; the side with the most flags raised for their color wins the war point for the battle Setup: 5 bridges with no fording; the bridge lines will be painted on the field prior to Field battle in the morning; we will ask fighters after the field battle to grab one bail and drop it on one of the bridge lines; setup for the bridges should be very quick with that much help available; bridge rules on engagement will be the same as last year. Control of a bridge: the rope flag poles used for other battles will be deployed at the midpoint, south side of each bridge. Control of the bridge is determined by what flag is up at the end of the battle. Bridge Length = 90’, Bridge Width = 27’; distance between bridges 40’ no fording or going around the outer bridges; traditional layout with the bridges facing East/West; each bridge will have a control flag on the north side bridge wall halfway across the bridge (see diagram) Time Limit: 15 minutes per battle Number of Run Throughs: 3; 15-minute reset time between Bridge Battles War Points: 3; each Bridge Battle will be worth 1 War Point for a total of 3 War Points from all Bridge Battles (NON-Traditional – this is a suggested change) Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle. Notes: Combat Archery and Siege will be included in the 1st and 3rd bridges with no Combat Archery and Siege for the 2nd Bridge Battle. Combat Archers will not be allowed on the bridges  Siege Engines must be a minimum of 50’ from the bridge edges
08-07
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Improv with Swords! Atesh Tribal sword combos! Learn Tribal Odyssey Sword combinations and cues: turns, shimmies, travel steps, including how to change leaders. Yes, it really is easier than it looks! PDF handouts online. Balanced dance sword required.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Byzantine Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Learn the Byzantine chainmail weave that was prevalent throughout our period across multiple cultures. All hand-prepared materials necessary to complete class project are provided. For those who don't have them, tools are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Intro to Research: Research like an Academic THL Elena Hylton This class will cover a quick introduction to research, including types of sources, styles of citations, what "peer reviewed" means, how/where to find good sources for your topic, and more. We will also look at how to apply your research to A&S entries. Taught by a university faculty member, this class is open to researchers of any level, but targeted towards beginning researchers.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Herbalism and Botanical References Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Come find out about period texts on herbalism, horticulture, botany, and agriculture, from the Romans to 1600. We will discuss texts, cultures, and the evolution of data within SCA period.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Jenna ChildSlayer Are you new (or new-ish) to the SCA? Trying to figure out how things work? What all those odd terms in an event announcement mean? Or, what there is to do that you might be interested in? Come to SCA 101 to get the basic information you'll need to have the most fun you can have! What to expect at an event, etiquette, and answers to questions you might have been shy about asking before.
08-07
14:00
1.0 University-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.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 4 Known World Webminister Social Lord Matthias von Würzburg A roundtable discussion and forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues related to the office as well as exchanging ideas and suggestions.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basics of Running a Gate THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum Running the Gate at an event isn't complicated with some advance planning. How to prep beforehand, staffing, what materials are needed at the event and how to set up, and sorting out the paperwork afterwards.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 How To Carve A Viking Horse Master Nigellus leHaie Learn the basics of whittling by making a Viking toy horse in the Trondheim style. We will also discuss Viking tools, techniques and sharpening. All tools and materials will be provided. Warning! Very sharp knives are involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium #1: Meet & Greet, Memorization Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 1: Meet & Greet Introductions, Meet & Greet: Meet your fellow bards. While many of us already know each other, this is a time to say hello to returning friends and give newcomers a chance to match names to faces. Host: Provost, Master Cerian Cantwr Those Darn Words: Memorization can be one of the more challenging aspects of our art. It is a skill that is very different from both the creating and performing of our works. While some places are accepting of performers holding lyrics, in others it’s taboo. Discuss various ways to deal with this.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Creating a Basic Leather Mask with Water Forming Master Æiric ørvender Create and take home a basic leather mask using the cuir bouilli (water forming) technique. Learn how to create your own leather mask.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-07
15:00
1.5 A&S 19 No Sh*t, There We Were: SCA Stories Master Liam St. Liam This will be a two-part class. We will talk about collecting and developing the telling of SCA stories, and we will spend some time telling those stories. If you have stories, come prepared (with notes if necessary) to tell them. Perhaps we will hear such famous punchlines as "I'll see your six, and raise you thirty-five!"; "We thought you were a story they made up to scare us"; "He says he's a duke; what does that mean? It means they can't beat him, either"; and "Is that your king you're beating with a traffic cone?" "Why yes, yes it is." "Y'all must be from Calontir." "Why yes, yes, I am."
08-07
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-07
15:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Entrants, Part 3 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition entrants can get the most fun out of entering an A&S competition while also getting feedback and creating an educational experience for others. We want to help everyone get the most out of their time and effort in working on their arts and sciences projects. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Judges". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Furniture: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age furniture, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover digs at Norse sites such as Oseberg, Gokstad, Birka, Dublin, Hedeby, etc.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms Rajni of Orluk Oasis Class will include an easy-to-learn beginner dance to Saidi, a popular Middle Eastern rhythm. While it will be taught as a basic choreography, students will also practice improvisational portions and how to use this dance as a framework for creating their own choreography. Live drumming! Refreshments and conversation after! Join us in Orluk Oasis.
08-07
16:00
2.0 West Battlefield C&T Pas d'Armes Baron Alric The Mad A celebration of cut-and-thrust combat in the style of a period Pas. We will be following the style of the Pas held at Gulf Wars. Weapons will be limited to those with a simple guard (cross hilt). There will be some available to borrow.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea Sólveig Þróndardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-07
20:00
1.0 A&S 4 Known World Youth Combat Meet and Greet Master Nyilas Kazmer An informal get-together with the Society Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat. Get the latest updates, meet other youth marshals, and ask questions. Includes Youth Rapier marshals.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 871 +/- 2: A History of the Settlement of Iceland Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona The class will cover the settlement of Iceland to the year 1000. Topics include the geography of the island, the development of the social structure, the Althing, the conversion to Christianity, and some kind of cool things along the way.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Roman Roundtable Baroness Desiderata Drake Come talk about all things Roman with other Romans from around the Known World. Share your research on food, clothing, daily life, armor, and more.
08-08
09:00
4.0 A&S 7 Glove Affair: Making Gloves THL Jorunn nic Lochlainn The class will delve into every aspect about the period article, whether it be leather, wool, linen or silk. I will share my construction techniques and a pattern I created from a study that has extended over 30 years. We will review the timeline of gloves. I will have many examples on hand to examine. A portion of the class will be dedicated to hands-on, and sewing supplies will be available to experience sewing leather. Materials, stitches, techniques and decoration will all be discussed. Bring your questions.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Clan Conall Create a Mead Over an Open Fire Baron Alexander Makcristyne Ever wondered what it would be like or how to make a mead over a camp fire? The Abbey of St. Ægir, part of the brotherhood of brewers and the East Kingdom Brewers Guild, can show you how it is done. Includes everything from heat control to whether a boil should or should not be used.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Parenting Connection Group Lady Dianimh Ban All families welcome. If you are interested in breastfeeding support or if you would like to learn how to use a baby carrier, come join us. If you are a support person or educator, come and hang out and help each other with parenting trials and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and baby-wearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favorite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional baby-wearing.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Brew Like a Viking: All Natural Mead THL Elska á Fjárfelli Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store-bought additives, including yeast. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout.
08-08
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 19 Simple Tunic and Pants Pattern Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a simple tunic and pants pattern using your measurements. We will draw out a very basic pattern for pants and a simple tunic which you will be able to take with you and use at home. Please bring a tape measure for body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making your pattern.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sólveig Þróndardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-08
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-08
10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-08
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom & Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple proven meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session.
08-08
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-08
10:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
08-08
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
1.0 A&S 3 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Get the Most Out of Judging and Entering A&S Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Entering or judging an A&S competition can be a daunting prospect. How do I give good feedback? How do I receive feedback without taking it too personally? How can this whole experience be fun and educational, for entrants and judges? Giving and receiving feedback and learning from each other is not just key to the SCA A&S experience, but can be useful in the rest of your life. We'll go over how to prepare for entering and judging, how to read criteria, feedback techniques, philosophy and application. Instructor will bring a sample to play the role of "entrant", but feel free to bring a piece and be a "guinea pig" in class, time permitting.
08-08
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Clothing: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Birka, Damendorf, Eura, Hedeby, Mammen, Thorsbjerg, Viborg, and other finds.
08-08
11:00
1.5 Main Battlefield Rapier Field Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing (each battle – the side with the last man standing wins the point for the battle) Size of Field/Location: Whole field, subject to change by principal Rapier Commanders Deployment points/lines: Normal edges of field Direction of deployment: East/West Resurrection points/lines: No resurrection Number and type of flags: None Hold specifics (local/general/stop the clock?): All holds are general Number of marshals needed for coverage: 10 marshals provided by each principal kingdom (Mid, East, and Aethelmearc) for a total of 30 marshals. Timing: Overall time for scenario: N/A  Number of iterations: 4  Time between iterations: 10 minutes  Time check window(s): N/A  War Points: 4; each Rapier Field Battle will be worth 1 War Point for a total of 4 War Points from all Rapier Field
08-08
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Cultural Perspective of Middle Eastern Music Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis An overview of the modern cultural and historical background of Middle Eastern music presented by Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis. Also in the presentation, a synopsis of Middle Eastern music at Pennsic.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Leather Stitching for Construction and Decoration Master Æiric ørvender Learn the types and styles of stitching used in leather construction and how to use stitching as a decorative element.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Cups, Coifs, & Coins: Accessories for Newcomers Meadhbh Ramsay Welcome to the SCA! So you have a tunic and you look great! But do you have a Vessel with a Pestle? A very cunning hat? We'll talk about some accessories and necessities that you can add to your garb, kit, or camping gear to make your event easier and more enjoyable.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-08
12:00
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.
08-08
12:00
2.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Perfect Medieval Spindle and Distaff Workshop Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Match a spindle and distaff to your persona and time period in Western Europe. Lecture and hands-on class to experience different types of removable whorl spindles and distaves (hand, waist & floor) and which goes with which. Early period (Roman/Viking), Middle Ages up to Early Modern. Not a beginner's class; some spinning experience expected. Students are encouraged to bring their own spindles and distaves for show-and-tell. Kits as well as loaners are available. Other spindles, whorls and distaves are available for purchase from the vendor (Minerva’s Spindle) where this class is held during and after class, but only if student desires.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Dumbek Technique Malik This class covers everything you need to know to get comfortable with your dumbek. We will cover basic rhythms. Come on by! Don't be shy!
08-08
12:30
1.5 Fort Rapier Ruins Battle Master Scheduler (or 30 minutes after Rapier Field Battle) TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle (see additional notes below) Size of Field: 600’ N-S x 300’ E-W between deployment/resurrection lines, utilizing the fort - only entrance is front gate, dead may exit anywhere Obstacles and obstacle placement:  Size/location of tower: 30’x30’ (approx. 10 haybales), approx. 50’ South from gate of fort  Doorways: 2 9’ foot doorways, E-W along the line from main fort gate  Wall: Extending from center of southern wall of tower, in line with fort main gate, 30’ long  Dispersal of “broken” field: random scattering to south of wall, extending approx. 40’ south, made of sets of three bales making “corners.” Bales are assumed to be trees, and cannot be fought over. Deployment points/lines:  Deployment Lines: ~125 feet in from overall field boundaries.  Direction of deployment: East/West Resurrection points/lines: Same as deployment lines Flags  Number of Flags: Five flags, pulley type - capture is determined by a flag being at the topmost point  Flag placement: One flag in fort, one in tower, one 60’ south of tower flag - to the south of the wall - in “orchard”, and two in open field to the south of the orchard (60’ apart) Non-physical Parameters:  Resurrection/Non-resurrection: Resurrection  Limited/Unlimited: Unlimited for both sides Hold Specifics: Non-medical holds are general and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are battlefield-wide and stop the clock. Number of marshals needed: one marshal provided by each side per nine combatants Timing:  Overall time for scenario: 55-65 minutes (60 minutes +/-5), Majority of flags takes each time check, each time check is worth 1 war point.  Number of iterations: 1, At the midpoint of the battle (directly after the second time check), a hold will be called and the armies will switch sides of the field, redeploying from their new Rez lines. 10 minute break after switching sides.  Time check window(s): Two in first “half,” one after side-switch - marshals will meet before battle to choose three times War Points: 3; This entire Rapier scenario is worth 3 War Points
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Sharpen A Knife Master Nigellus leHaie A dull knife is dangerous and hard to use. With just a little of time, you can have a sharp knife that is ready to use. This class is for wood workers, but is useful for any knife user. Warning! Very sharp knives should be involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Basics Of Leather-Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather-working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya No clothing from before 1601 has survived from al-Maghrib and very, very little from al-Andalus. So this survey of clothing from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib will be based on garments depicted in paintings, carvings, and other art sources. We will include a brief discussion of plausible fabrics, as well as photos of some extant textiles from al-Andalus. The goal is to be able to create complete outfits for males and females.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar This class is for those who are interested in retaining but are unsure where to even begin the process of signing up. We will cover the steps needed to sign up, and how to retain. This is a roundtable discussion-type of class. There will be demonstrations of various interactions. Handout provided.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Shōjin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Clergy Sólveig Þróndardóttir An introduction to the food and and food culture of Buddhist monasteries. The monastic day, regulations for cooks, meal planning, and meal etiquette.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Seven Shimmies (Make Friends with the Jiggle) Samira Shuruk Learn classic era Egyptian shimmies, how to layer them, travel with them and where they work best in your favorite music. Technique and concepts.
08-08
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-08
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Intro to Anglo-Saxon Poetry Lady Edith de Brereton The basic rules and structure of Anglo-Saxon poetry, common themes and how one might go about writing a poem.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Sixth-C Chinese Grain Wine from Qimin Yaoshu Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson A discussion and tasting of reconstructed rice and millet wines following recipes from the sixth-century Chinese farm manual. Qimin Yaoshu is a comprehensive agricultural text, and not only covers the brewing process from field to glass, but also was the basis of many later brewing texts in period. The class will discuss the contents and context of Qimin Yaoshu, the development of Chinese brewing technology, how brewing technology developed through the rest of period, and offer samples of a few wines made from recipes in the book. Please note that the wines are not gluten-free, as they use a wheat-based yeast culture. Must be 21+ to taste.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to the Berber Dynasties Lady Tala al-Zahra This class will introduce the major Berber dynasties and provide resources for deeper exploration. From Roman times through the medieval period, "Berbers" (sometimes referred to as "Moors" or Imazighen) have dominated the Maghreb region, demarcated by Egypt in the east, and Morocco, Spain, and Mali in the west. Their influence in history is significant; as scientists, grammarians, explorers, conquerors, philosophers, and even Roman Catholic popes, they shaped many aspects of the medieval world.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 "Welcome to the SCA" Master Gilbert des Moulins How to find and be comfortable with your place in the dream that is the SCA.
08-08
14:00
1.0 M Sotherden Art Glass (Battle Rd, across from Son of Sandlar) How to Make a Living in the Arts Lady Moll Sotherden Are you an aspiring musician, artist, or other creative type with questions on how to run a business, or get started selling your work? Bring us your questions! Class is an in-booth, informal chat.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 How to Build an Accurate Sundial Fred Blonder You may have noticed that large sundial at Okewode Hall. This is an advertisement to convince people that it is possible to make a dial that can be read as easily as a modern watch. The trick is to include all the astronomical corrections into the design of the dial, so they do not need to be applied after the dial is read. I intend to describe how I built this dial, and how you can do the same for your camp. I want enough people building and maintaining public dials for Pennsic, that they become the normal way for people to tell time. I will describe how to calculate the time-marks, lay them out on the dial, mark them with nails, set the gnomon to the correct angle, and calibrate the whole thing once it's hanging on the wall. I will cover construction details and various safety considerations to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. There will be math, specifically some high school-level trigonometry, but you should not let that frighten you away.
08-08
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Warfare at Sea: Ships and Technology Master Elias Gedney A discussion of how changes in technology and tactics changed the way that warfare was prosecuted afloat. Touches on how ships great and small fought and adapted with changes in tactics technology and available materials.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Late Period on a Budget Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have?
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Midrealm Epay System Training Lady Alays de la Salle Required training to use the Midrealm Epay System. The group Exchequer and Reservationist must take this training before using the system to accept credit card payments for an event.
08-08
15:00
2.0 A&S 19 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Liam St. Liam This is a discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Viking Age Feast Gear: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of feast gear and cookware options from among the archaeological finds of the Old Norse World. We will look at items from Birka, Gotland, Oseberg, York, and other sites.
08-08
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-08
15:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 Garbing a Gentlewoman: 16th-C Florentine Fashion Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer An introduction to the 16th-century lady’s fashion in Florence, Italy. Lady Kataryn will dress from underpinnings to outerwear, in persona, and explain the garments that make up a well-dressed lady’s wardrobe to her newly arrived visitors to Florence.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Sweetening the Spirit: Making Cordials Lord Oswyn of Baðon A tasting class on cordials. This is my 200-Level class from the Middle Kingdom. We take the same strawberry cordial and vary the liquor and then vary the sugar. The goal is to discover why and when you might chose one liquor or sugar over another. Six to eight cordials in total. Age 21+.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Chronicling 101 Master Filipo de Sancto Martino Chronicling is awesome! Give your area a voice. Maestro Filipo de Sancto Martino is a former two-time William Blackfox award winner and a former Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler. He brings his experience in newspaper and tomfoolery to help you have a great time and make an awesome newsletter. He will teach the basics.
08-08
16:00
1.5 A&S 12 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs, (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated. Additional information on a CD will be available for $5.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Whisky Lord Patricio De Cordoba This class is for those interested in learning about whisky. The class will cover history, laws governing spirits, and production. The class includes a how to taste and appreciate. Samples for 20 people. Some cups will be provided, but it's suggested you bring your own glass. Age 21 and over.
08-08
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-08
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-09
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Enjoy Your Drawers: 16th-C Florentine Underwear Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer A class about the construction of Italian drawers based on patterns of extant examples. We will also discuss decorating your drawers in period style and having fun with modern decorations. Why not enjoy your drawers?
08-09
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 A Peek Under the Yellow Veil Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of Italian Renaissance courtesans with touches on elsewhere in place and period, followed by what courtesans are/do in the SCA, and then a Q&A. There will be a slide show, handouts with bibliography, and discussion of how you can support your local courtesan personas.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Thy Name Is Woman: Elizabethan Men on Women Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and plays of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the Elizabethan period.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 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.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Fashion: Beyond the Apron Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta While the apron dress, and its associated brooches, is the ubiquitous women’s garment of the Viking Age, that fashion eventually gave way to other styles. The class will discuss the reasons for the change and will offer examples of evidence on which to base a late Viking Age kit. This class will also include discussion on and examples of head coverings.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 Introduction to Spoon Carving Iohn Spooner Everyone needs a spoon, from the lowliest serf to the king and queen. Learn how to make a spoon, what tools to use and how to use them safely. We will spend a lot of time learning how to use the tools in a safe and effective manner. Everyone should leave with a spoon-shaped object at the end of the class.
08-09
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Perfectly Period Feast: Heian-kyō 2020 Sólveig Þróndardóttir Come help launch a three-year journey to a Perfectly Period Feast set in the Japanese imperial capital to be held in Æthelmearc in 2020. These feasts are immersive events which recreate a specific time and place. They are not limited to the feast itself, but include a variety of activities centered on a specific theme. Anyone interested in this event or in organizing another Japanese event or Perfectly Period event is invited to come and participate. The event itself will be a weekend event held in Æthelmearc in 2020. The Autocrat is Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona. The Artistic Director is Sólveig Þróndardóttir. Perfectly Period Feasts are a chance to re-awaken your quest for research-based verisimilitude at events. The event staff will especially strive to provide an immersive experience to our honored guests. As with similar events in the West Kingdom, there will be a series of workshops and learning opportunities during the next three years. Information will also be posted and inevitably discussed online. Japan was closed after 1600, so there is no inherent bar to people from outside Japan being a guest at the 2020 event. Perfectly Period Feasts are the work of many. We need you and your ideas!
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period Italian Menu Structure Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl An analysis of the menus in Scappi's Opera, a later-period Italian text that includes sample menus from the entire year.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
08-09
10:00
4.0 A&S 12 WIZARD TRACK HOLDING BLOCK Dr Henry Best Administrative holding block for classes to be determined early April. At this time there are three teachers, who will conference after Gulf Wars.
08-09
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Twentieth Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde Pray attend, good gentles all. King Cuan and Queen Signy, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twentieth Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLVI. The Fête will take place in The Great Hall on Wednesday, August 9, from 10 am until 1 pm. This event is designed for children ages four and older. In keeping with previous years, the morning will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents and Guardians, please note that you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large numbers of children that attend, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issue. We ask that children do not bring personal articles with them as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles that want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up and help clean up and also to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9 am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2 pm. Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia. If you would like to help or need additional information, contact Lady Jacintha, camping with Finis Terra in B09, at the corner of Too Damn Far Road and Ledevoe Poboische. This will surely be another fun-filled, festive occasion for the children of the Knowne World. Please remember that without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-09
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-09
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!
08-09
10:00
2.0 Woods (Woods) Woods Battle (Heavy) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle with Unlimited Resurrection Setup: 3 flag poles with the rope flags will be placed in the woods; 1 halfway between on a straight line between the two resurrection points; 2 flags equidistant and perpendicular to the central flag equal distances from both resurrections points but not in sight of the central flag (see diagram) Time Limit: 2 hours +/- 5 minutes variation on each time check and on the final flag Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 4; time check at 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and final gun of 4 War Points from the Woods Battle; scoring for each time check is based on flag control; there is to contended situation – whoever has the most of their color up wins the war point for that period Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle. The Clock will NOT be stopped for holds. The battle will start at 10am and end at 12pm regardless of holds.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Building a Spring Pole Lathe Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Learn how to make your own break-down spring pole lathe. By using materials that you can get at any home center, you will soon be turning out bowls, plates, chairs, etc.
08-09
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 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.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Disability in the Viking Age THL Reyni-Hrefna A look at how disability was seen in Viking-age Norse lands. Sources include the Eddas, sagas, and laws. We will talk about the gods and sagas, and how pre-Christian Norse culture likely had some differences in their perception of disability when compared to other medieval European cultures. We will have a discussion of Ivar the Boneless, how he was depicted, and the likelihood that he was disabled.
08-09
11:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, etc. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Plausibly Period: Gluten-Free in the Middle Ages THL Isolda Fairamay Discover some surprising history about celiac disease and gluten-free dining. Then learn how easy it is to incorporate gluten-free selections into your feasts that everyone will love. Recipes will be available and there will be samples to taste! All are welcome!
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Introduction to Royalty in the SCA Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna One of the things that makes Pennsic stand out from other events is the large number of Royalty and Royal Peers in attendance from all over the Knowne World. To many, they are the “stars” of the SCA that many only get to see from a distance. This is your opportunity to not only meet some of them, but to talk to them and ask them questions. It is something that you will not soon forget!
08-09
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Bliaut Revisited Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of what we know about the 12th-century garment known as the bliaut. Discussion of where we arrived at fallacies, and where to find better sources. Discussion and suggestions for recreating both men's and women's bliauts. Free hand-out with patterns.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA on the Cheap Baroness Margaret of Rochester We will look at inexpensive options and alternatives as you get started in your SCA fun.
08-09
12:00
3.0 Clanne Preachain (E23) Early Period Arts & Sciences Day in Preachain Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan Clanne Preachain's 25th Early Period Arts & Science Day is a celebration of the arts and traditions of the cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean that existed prior to 1000 AD. Come join us for classes and demonstrations, or just bring a project to work on.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's learn to play that dumbek/riq/frame drum! Lady Zakiyyah (a.k.a. Kazuki) will help you get comfortable with that drum and have fun. We will go over posture, hand placement, tones, and some fun rhythms. Open to all ages.
08-09
12:00
2.0 Touch The Earth Let's Just Play Music Together! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis Can't make it out at night to play with Lady Melissa? Don't want to wander around the lake at all hours of the night looking for a camp to jam in? Can't read all that sheet music at night? Want to play songs you already know? Well, let's get together and just play! Many of us only see each other once a year at Pennsic. Let's make the most of our precious time together. Participants can pick the songs. All drummers, all melodic instruments, all zillers, and all dancers are welcome to this open daylight music session!
08-09
12:30
2.0 Main Battlefield Combat Archery and Siege Battle Master Scheduler description added soon
08-09
12:30
1.5 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Size of Field/Location: Upper Woods, from sand flats to top of hill, not crossing the road at the top of the rise, or “Old” woods, depending on permits. Deployment points/lines: North and South rez areas as used in previous years  Direction of deployment: N-S Resurrection points/lines:TBD Number and type of flags: 3 flags, pulley type, flags deployed equidistant to resurrection points, E-W from top of hill to sand flats Resurrection/Non-resurrection: Resurrection  Limited/Unlimited: Unlimited for both sides Hold specifics (local/general/stop the clock?): Non-medical holds are local and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are battlefield-wide and stop the clock. Number of marshals needed for coverage: 10 Marshals from each principal kingdom - Mid, East, and Aethelmarc Timing:  Overall time for scenario:70-80 minutes  Number of Iterations: two 30-minute “halves” with 10 minute reset between iterations  Time check window(s): There will be 2 banner checks at semi-random times in each half (10 +/-4 minute mark)(20 +/-4 minute mark)to be randomly determined by the marshalate prior to the start of battle and not revealed to the combatants. In each half, the majority of flags held during a time check scores. Point allocation: One point will be awarded per time check.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Knotted Hairnets in Period: Decoration THL Jehanette de Provins Ever wonder if beaded nets are period? What about multiple colors? Or designs in the nets? Come and find out more about this fashion accessory.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Gussets, Godets and Gores “Oh My” 2 Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a new class on gussets, godets and gores. Combined with the keyhole neck class, this shows the easiest way to make a tunic, and more about sewing. How to cut and sew gussets, godets and gores, all devices to give your clothes better fit, more fullness and freedom of movement! We'll discuss how to cut and sew gussets, as found on the underarms of T-tunic, the fast and easy way. Also covers godets and gores, the difference and how easy they are, too. A lot of good advice about sewing in general.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cords: Lucet vs. Tablets vs. Fingerloops Alienor Salton Comparing lucet cord, tubular tablet-weaving & finger-loop braids: elasticity, patterning, materials & take-up, ease of production, documentability.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Who Are You? Choosing a Persona in the SCA Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe A persona is the person you would have been, if you had lived in period (years 500-1600). This class, geared toward newcomers, will discuss how to choose a name, region, year and garb that will make up your persona. Free handout. Ages late teen to adult.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Bushi-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Military Sólveig Þróndardóttir An introduction to military food and food culture. Food items and preparation. An introduction to honzen-ryōri and sumptuary regulations. Ritual meals and etiquette. Departing for and returning from battle.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Improv with Fan Veils! Atesh Tribal Fan Veils! Learn beautiful follow-the-leader combos using two silk fan veils. You'll love the turns, shimmies, and travel combinations. PDF handouts online. Two Fan Veils required, with at least 1 meter silks.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 SCA Finances for Non-Exchequers THL Bojei Temur A brief explanation on how to read financial statements and SCA financial rules for seneschals and the populace.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 3 With These Knots I Bind My Camp Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Before cordless drills and screws, before plentiful cheap nails, even before glue, there was knotted cord holding our lives together. Sadly, most of us barely know how to tie even two or three knots. My guarantee: You will learn to master a small handful of knots that will meet almost every need you may have in camp - or double your money back!
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Viking Era Headgear: A Survey Alienor Salton Fashions of and archaeological evidence for Jorvik and Dublin caps, Skjoldehamn and Hedeby hoods, nålbound and sprang caps, tablet-woven headbands.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Great Mortality (The Black Death) Mistress Giovanna Adimari Learn about the Black Death which took approximately 1/3 of the population of medieval Europe. Discuss possible theories of what caused the plague and how it impacted the breadth of medieval society.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Sex in Western Culture Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Age 18+.
08-09
14:00
1.5 A&S 19 SCA Legends: People You Should Know Master Liam St. Liam There are some names in the SCA that everyone seems to know, whether it's Duke Cariadoc, Duke Flieg, Fast Eddie, Duchess Rowan, Duke Finnvarr, Mistress Eilis, Duke Inman, Duke Paul of Bellatrix, Ioseph of Locksley, Master Patri du Chat Gris and so many others. Who were/are these people? What did they do? Why should we know who they are? Who do you think the people who we should remember are -- whether they are still with us or not?
08-09
14:00
1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water and some balloons provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 14th-Century Apocalypse Mistress Giovanna Adimari The 14th century was one of the most tumultuous times in history. People of that time literally believed the end of the world was upon them. Learn about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how they manifested themselves through this century. Topics will include famine, pestilence, war and death!!
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 11 Creating a Basic Leather Mask with Water Forming Master Æiric ørvender Create and take home a basic leather mask using the cuir bouilli (water forming) technique. Learn how to create your own leather mask.
08-09
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Lust and Love in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy 1) Lust, Love, and Marriage in the Norse world: Pagans as well as Christians used spellcraft, among a variety of other ploys and traditions, to win the affection of another. Men's grimoires are rich with accounts and recipes; women's grimoires tend to focus more on healing, visioning one's future sweetie, etc. Note: Since some of this material is a bit racy, children should probably not attend this class. 2) Birthing and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, as well as during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 2 Food Safety for SCA Cooks THL Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up to date and knowledgeable about food safety.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 2 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 7 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 16 Making Couscous by Hand Master Galefridus Peregrinus Fresh, hand-made couscous is very different from the instant stuff available at most grocery stores. The earliest documented couscous recipe dates from the 13th century and describes a process that is still followed in North Africa with very little change. We'll be following that recipe to make couscous from scratch. If all goes well, attendees will have some hand-made couscous to take with them at the end of the class. Limited to 10 hands-on participants, but others may come to watch.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 The History of Clan Blue Feather Lord Joshua MacDonald Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minorities communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 28 years.
08-09
16:00
3.0 Fort Youth Armored Castle Battle Lord Sven Youth may begin signing in at 3:00 with a planned march to the Castle arriving at 4:00. Scenarios will be run in the Gate, Tower, and Sally Port. Previous attendance at the Youth List this Pennsic is required.
08-09
16:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-09
17:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-09
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 Historical Brewing Roundtable Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom This is not a competition, but a forum where we can focus on period drinks. Not restricted to alcoholic beverages. Are you just starting out, and want honest, gentle feedback? Come join us! Proud to have brewed all-grain for the first time, but want to take it to "the next step" in period-ness? Come and join us! Redacted a period recipe, and want others to see and sample? Come join us! Age 21 and over.
08-10
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-10
09:00
2.0 AEthelmearc Royal Encampment (N04) Known World Chatelaines Meeting THL Rois Ofayh Please join the Chatelaines of the Known World for a meeting to discuss trends, topics and issues relevant to all Chatelaines in the SCA. Refreshments will be provided.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldry for Scribes Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A discussion of heraldry and the language of the blazon for scribes to render arms properly. We will look at basic heraldic terminology and how to read a blazon to be able to render a proper emblazon.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Bread Roundtable Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel Bread bakers and would-be bakers, come join a discussion of what you have been making. Share your successes and get suggestions and advice. Bring recipes to share.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Knitted Purses of Sion Lady Tola knitýr Learn about the 14th-century knit purses found in Sion, Switzerland.
08-10
09:00
1.5 A&S 11 Aphrodisiacs and Other Edible Delights Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Finger foods and other edible delights, particularly ones that are camp-friendly or no-kitchen-needed. Period and locale-based aphrodisiacs. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss or that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be samples and a pamphlet of recipes. Due to sexual topics that may come up, this class is recommended for those 16 and older.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. This isn't limited to current territorials; former and potential Baronesses and Barons; all are welcome!
08-10
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-10
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-10
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 Intermediate Netting for Hairnets THL Jehanette de Provins Take your existing netting skills further in this hands-on class, learn to net in the round, and learn the common period increase.
08-10
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
08-10
10:00
1.0 A&S 10 Seeþing Sope: Or, How to Boil Medieval Soap THL Elska á Fjárfelli Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
08-10
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sólveig Þróndardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Main Battlefield Allied Champions Battle (Heavy) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle with Unlimited Resurrection Setup: (see diagram) Time Limit: 1 hour Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1
08-10
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-10
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!
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 On Divers Colors: An Overview of Theophilus Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun We will spend an hour with Theophilus, looking through his instructions in mixing period pigments to create the various tones of figures and their settings. We will compare period colors with their modern gouache “equivalents” so that any scribe can create scrolls using period color theory. We will also spend some time looking at figure drawing, both period and modern.
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Clean Clothes Make the Man! THL Elska á Fjárfelli Period recipes and techniques to clean fabrics of all manner of stains using alkalines, acids, soaps and other period ingredients. A follow-up of the "Seething Sope" from the previous hour as black sope is traditionally often used as a laundry soap. If time permits, we will make laundry soap balls to take in order to help clean clothes in your own camp!
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Dracula Lady Rowena Macara A discussion on the real man and his atrocities. We'll talk about Dracula's youth, reign, military conflicts, and mystery surrounding his death and grave.
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. Since the Met does not allow copies of the photos to be given out, the handout will include some charts I've made of them instead.
08-10
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-10
11:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
08-10
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Leather Stitching for Construction and Decoration Master Æiric ørvender Learn the types and styles of stitching used in leather construction and how to use stitching as a decorative element.
08-10
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
08-10
12:00
3.0 Fort Crusaders vs. Saracens Battle Baroness Beatrix Krieger Deus Vult! Crusaders, take up arms against the armies of Mohammad, and take back the glorious Holy Land from heathens once and for all! Saracens, Turks, and Mamluks! Invaders threaten your borders and will bring with them death and destruction if not crushed! This heavy weapons battle is a reenactment of the Crusades in the Levant, and the battles, warriors, and cultures of both the Christian forces, and the Muslim armies. The scenarios intend to recreate the battles throughout the period of the Crusades in the Middle East. Participants are required to only use arms and armor from the time period of 1096-1291. An effort should be made to appear in period clothing, shoes, armor, and other attire. Only weapons traceable to 1096-1291 are permitted, and are subject to approval. This includes swords (by preference they should have cross guards), maces, axes, daggers, spear (6- or 9-feet long), thrown weapons, archery, siege, etc. Permitted shields: round, kite, and heaters. Any styles that can be historically documented from the period are also permitted. Period armor and helms from the period are preferred, or an effort to appear within the respective time period of the Crusades. Feel free to bring your banners and pennants for pageantry. While period appearance are preferred, all are welcome to support the fighters, and watch the battle!
08-10
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-10
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Exchequer 101 THL Bojei Temur Were you told, “Just put expense A on line 15 – it’s easy!”? Have you ever been confused by SCA financial reports? Would you like to understand them? This is a short explanation of SCA rules and accounting with a brief "how to" demo. Fulfills training requirement for Midrealm.
08-10
13:00
1.5 A&S 6 Beginning Hairnets THL Jehanette de Provins A hands-on introduction to creation of 13th/14th-century knotted hairnets. You will learn cast-on, the basic knot, and an increase.
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-10
13:00
2.0 A&S 19 Charitable Giving and the SCA Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Work with a Retirement and Estates Specialist to review your retirement and brokerage accounts so that you can continue to contribute to the SCA now and in the future. We will review the various types of accounts and investments and how they can be used to benefit the SCA once you pass on. We will also review what you can and cannot do as well as how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
08-10
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Jisei: The Poetry of Death Sólveig Þróndardóttir Poetry played a major role in Japanese polity for over a thousand years. We will discuss Japanese poetics focusing on death poems and related poetry. An exploration of Japanese poetics with poetic forms from the early classical period to the end of the medieval period. We will be especially considering death poems and the role of poetry in death and succession.
08-10
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-10
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-10
14:00
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.
08-10
14:00
2.0 A&S 13 The History of Prostitution Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period. Age 18+.
08-10
15:00
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.
08-10
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Lady Slany bean Uillic You have been teleported to 1600 and you are tasting chocolate for the first time. Come learn all the fascinating facts about this new delight!
08-10
15:00
2.0 A&S 6 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-10
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Late Period on a Budget Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have?
08-10
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Pregnancy and Midwifery in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Pregnancy and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, and also during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-10
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-10
15:00
3.0 South Battlefield Empire of the Sun Battle THL Ryouko'jin of Iron Skies Japanese tournament and battle.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr THL Griffin de Willingeham Third year! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Examines examples of extant pieces and images, and the many ways cross stitch was used, alone and with other stitches, plus a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Chronicling 101 Master Filipo de Sancto Martino Chronicling is awesome! Give your area a voice. Maestro Filipo de Sancto Martino is a former two-time William Blackfox award winner and a former Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler. He brings his experience in newspaper and tomfoolery to help you have a great time and make an awesome newsletter. He will teach the basics.
08-10
16:00
1.0 Fort Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-10
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-10
17:00
2.0 North Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-10
18:30
4.0 Fort Vigil Master Scheduler Vigil in East-side turret.
08-10
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea Sólveig Þróndardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-11
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-11
09:00
1.5 Fort Wall-Breach Battle (Heavy Weapons) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle – Unlimited Resurrection Setup: Broken wall with towers flanking center breach creating a choke point. 3 flags top middle and lower. Towers cannot be entered, considers sealed off (can contain marshals), See Diagram for additional details Time Limit: 60 minutes Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1 Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle. Notes:  Combat Archery is allowed; CA cannot fire over hay bales  No fighting over hay bales  Siege Engines must be a minimum of 50’ from the wall; Siege may fire over hay bales
08-11
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!
08-11
11:00
1.5 Fort Strongholds (Rapier) Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Size of Field/Location: Whole field Number of haybales needed: Typical number necessary to set a flag x5 Deployment points/lines: Attacking side will deploy from south end of field. Defending side will deploy in a line, in-line with the southernmost flag. The side that is behind in war points will be able to decide whether they will attack or defend first. In the event of a tie, a coin flip will determine the side with priority in this battle.  Direction of deployment: N-S  Resurrection points/lines: Attacker will res from line at southernmost field boundary, defenders from a point on the south side of the gravel road, in front of the fort gate. The attacker will be able to res from progressively closer points as those points are captured. The points must be captured in order from S-->N Number and type of flags: 5 flags, pulley type - Flags must be captured from south to north in order. Flags are arrayed in a zig-zag line from S to N, with diminishing distance between flags as they go North. For example, there would be 150’ between the southernmost flag and the next, and then 100’ between that flag and the next, etc. As each flag is captured, it becomes the new res point for the attacking army and cannot be recaptured. Resurrection/Non-resurrection: Res Limited/Unlimited: Unlimited for both sides, until 10 minutes elapse or victory conditions are met. If at the end of 10 minutes, the attacker has not captured the northernmost flag, the battle will continue with unlimited res for the attacker and NO RES for the defender until the northernmost flag - is captured by the attacker or the defending army has been entirely wiped out. Victory Condition: Timed. The attacking side that captures the northernmost flag (not the defending res-point) the fastest, over all iterations, will win. For each iteration, at the end of 10 minutes if the northernmost flag is not captured, a hold will be called. The clock will be paused, and the marshals will announce the switch to sudden-death. All defenders that are currently dead and on their way to res may continue to the res point and wait there for the lay-on. From this point forward, defenders will no longer res. Marshals will un-pause the clocks when the lay-on is called. The side with the shortest overall time for capturing the northernmost flag after all iterations will receive the war point. Hold specifics: All holds will be general and will stop the clock. Number of marshals needed:10 marshals provided by each principal kingdom (Mid, East, and Aethelmearc) for a total of 30 marshals. Timing  Overall time for scenario: ~1:10  Number of iterations: 6, up to 10 minutes each, plus possible “sudden death.” The side with the fewer war points on Thursday evening will decided if they want to be attackers or defenders first. Side A will attack for the first three iterations, then side B will attack for the 4-6th iterations.  Time between iterations: 5 minutes  Time check window(s): N/A Point allocation  One point will be awarded. The side that has had the shortest overall time for capturing the northernmost flag wins the point.  War Points: 1
08-11
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-11
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-11
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-11
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.

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