When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-28
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-28
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-28
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Native American Indians Within the SCA Period Baroness Kathryn Ramsey I will be discussing what I have learned in researching Native American life around the mid-16th century. Topics will be on homes, clothing, roles of men and women, cooking, hunting to feed the village, and planting for nourishment and health, as well as customs within the period. My focus is on Northeast Woodlands and Powhatan Indians. I will bring examples of recreated items, which I have both made and acquired, that they would have had in the mid-1600s.
07-28
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
07-28
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Micro-Mosaics Make-and-Take Thl Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
07-28
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
07-28
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
07-29
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-29
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-29
09:00
5.0 A&S 10 Adirondack Pack Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Make a backpack basket with adjustable canvas straps. The finished basket will be about 20" tall and the base is approximately 11"x 7". Please bring your own scissors for cutting reed and a towel. No experience necessary. Best suited for children over age 10; parental assistance required.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Micro-Mosaics Make-and-Take Thl Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
07-29
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tiny Courtiers: Leveling Up Your Children's Garb Baroness Odile de Brienne Clothing the smallest SCAdians comes with a specific set of challenges, but it doesn't have to mean giving up your love of historical fashion or the persona you've painstakingly built. Lecture will cover advice on researching and reconstructing historically accurate children's clothing for all ages from newborn to teen, with attention to obscuring necessities such as modern diapers, choosing accessories to elevate a look with accurate details, accommodating a growing child's changing tastes and preferences without losing your sanity, and practical wardrobe planning for longer events and garment longevity. An assortment of the instructor's 14th-century examples will be displayed but the discussion will be applicable to any culture or persona.
07-29
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Nålbinding: Dalby and Telemark Stitches Baroness Izza From beginner to advanced students, all welcome. Students encouraged to bring wool yarn and tapestry/nålbinding needle.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medieval Home Inspector Minke Snijder What was living in a medieval home really like? How were they built, furnished, heated, cooled, cleaned? How did architectural styles and standards evolve? Learn about homes of different centuries and classes from two professional Home Inspectors. Handouts provided.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Norman Fashion in the 12th Century Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch Examine styles of dress, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and hairstyles for men and women, rich and poor, and formal and daily wear, as documented in surviving art and contemporary accounts from the 12th century. We will also discuss fashion differences between Anglo-Normandy, Franco-Normandy, and Sicily-Normandy. Full color handout available for purchase. Auditors welcome.
07-29
13:00
2.0 A&S 18 Making It Real Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Have you ever had a “Magic Moment” at an event? They are rare, but precious. The instructor, a longtime participant, will lead a discussion of how event design, planning, and activities can help give more people the Magic Moments that keep many of us coming back.
07-29
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Have Fun Storming the Castle Baroness Slany bean Uillic The neighbors are invading! We need to protect ourselves. We will discuss ways to both defend and take a castle. Note, this is an historical architecture class and these techniques should not necessarily be used by our glorious fighters during the battle of La Rochelle (though they would work!).
07-29
14:00
2.0 A&S 10 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 16 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
07-29
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
07-29
18:00
1.0 Courtesan College Suck it Up: The History of Cupping Lady Rosie Dubroc This class will teach you the history of cupping from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping.
07-30
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-30
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Open Up a Can of Worms: Research in the SCA Lady Rosie Dubroc How to Open Up a Can of Worms Without Making Too Much of a Mess. Starting an SCA Research Project: does research and documentation seem overwhelming? Are you interested in doing an A&S project but don't know where to start? This class will teach you how to find, evaluate, and document the sources you need to research and complete an A&S project in any category.
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pennsic Parasol Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Learn to measure and create a beautiful, water-resistant parasol with UV protection that will fit with your persona.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-styled brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
07-30
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
07-30
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
07-30
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Structure of Elizabethan Tragedy Lady Ursula Mortimer Elizabethan tragedy was a high point of dramatic art. But what made a tragedy a tragedy? Come discover the elements these great plays have in common. We will analyze the five-act structure of 16th-C English drama and consider how it relates to the movement of the plot in several plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 18 Favors and Tokens Lord Jacob the Wanderer A discussion on the meaning of favors and tokens and their uses within the SCA.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knot That Knot! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra A good knot can keep your tent up in a strong wind, or even save a life when you're performing first aid, working over heights, or near water. But you have to know how to tie it, so make sure you know what to do with your rope by learning these essential knots.
07-30
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 History of Block Printed Textiles Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch A historic review of block printed textiles and clothing from prehistoric clues of its origins to documented practices in the Middle Ages. First we will discuss the difference between block printing, stenciling, screen printing, resist dyeing, mordant dyeing, discharge dyeing, and hand-painted textiles - and even see a few period combinations of the above techniques. Then we will focus on block printed textiles. We will address its known uses around the world, including (modernly) China, Japan, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Peru as the known major centers. See dozens of photos of surviving samples from around the world and learn about the actual processes used to print textiles. Please note: We will not actually be doing any block printing in this class as there are other fantastic classes that will offer those opportunities! Handout is free, though donations are appreciated.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Speak SCAdian! Baroness Margaret Lad What is Troll? What is an MoL? The SCA has lots of words and acronyms specific to our game. Attend this class and learn how to translate SCA jargon!
07-30
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Baroness Slany bean Uillic It's 1600 and you've just sat down to try a new delicacy - chocolate. Come for the chocolate, stay for the history, and leave with authentic recipes for your next feast.
07-30
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Naval Warfare: An Overview Master Elias Gedney A discussion of naval warfare as conducted in the SCA period. Basic concepts, economic and strategic influences, supply and design constraints, and the changes wrought by technical revolutions in construction and armament.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Would You Give Your Throat? Saga Throat-Biting Baron Fridrikr Tomasson Although throat- or windpipe-biting is an uncommon occurrence in the sagas, some noteworthy exsanguinations do occur. In Egil's saga Skallagrimssonar, Egil Skallgrimsson famously bites the throat from one of his foes, Atli; and in Vǫlsung's saga, Sigmund almost kills Sinfjotli by biting out his throat. Different situations lead to a variety of blood-letting incidents, some more deadly than others. But what do they all have in common beyond the motif itself?
07-30
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 Gypsy Divination and Magic Stefano the Gypsy This class offers examples of historically-attested methods of divination practiced by the Roma people in Europe, and an overview of Romany approaches to magic, focusing on charms and simple "magic spells". Students will have the opportunity to make a charm bag to take home.
07-30
15:00
1.5 A&S 14 Come Hither: The Art of Courtly Love Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo The social system of flirting, courting, romance, artistic graces, elevated conversation, creation of sexual tension! Why, How, & Can You Just Not? We will touch on the European historical concepts of "Courtly Love", courtesans, and how they translate to the SCA, with quite a bit of demonstration with willing participants, and then a very direct discussion on consent and building consent culture, especially within the SCA. Age 18+.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 20 WTF? Watching The Fight: Understanding SCA Combat Lord Cataldo Querini Following a fight can be hard, even for experienced fighters. Whether it's for armored combat, rapier, or cut and thrust, this class will help you to be better able to understand why some blows are good and others aren't. We will discuss what counts as a "telling blow", what armor a combatant is assumed to be wearing, and why that Duke is lying on the ground "dead" when all you saw was that unbelt twitch her spear. Come for the information, stay for the anecdotes and handout. While this class will be most beneficial to those who watch fighting with no combat experience themselves, all are welcome to attend!
07-30
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
07-31
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Designed to improve your skills beyond basic archery. Class will concentrate on range shoots and war point shooting.
07-31
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
07-31
09:00
2.0 Archery 3rd Annual Pennsic Flight Shoot Baron Naran Numuchi The 3rd Annual Flight Shoot has Period Handbow, Modern Handbow, and Crossbow categories. All shooters at the Flight Shoot will have their distance measured, and there will be prizes for each category. In addition, the Period Handbows and Period Crossbows will get points for the Period Bow Shoot, which takes place Sunday morning of War Week. For Period bows the distance in yards will be divided by 10, so 300 yards equals 30 points, 200 yards = 20 points, and those scores will be added to the points they score at the Period Bow Shoot. Period Bow means NO plastic arrow nocks; all arrows must be shot off the hand with no fixed arrow-shelf of any kind, no pistol grips. Period bow score requires garb to match.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Mistress Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 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 weights of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
07-31
09:00
1.5 A&S 14 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
07-31
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Wool Spinning on 16th-C Cage Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on use of the iconic distaff using long-stapled wool and a broad distaff binding band. While this class material came from a study of Anna Codde's 1529 CE Netherlandish spinning wheel and distaff, other depicted waist distaves will be present and discussed. Students will practice the two handed-drawdown and spindle twisting technique. While this is NOT a beginner class, beginners are welcome to learn the twisting drawdown motion that is very helpful for a controlled yarn. More experienced spinners are encouraged to bring their bottom-weighted spindle to practice with. Fiber provided. A few loaner spindles and a limited mixture of loaner distaves are available along with five specially designed cage distaffs and binding bands to purchase if desired. All levels are welcome to audit or participate in class. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot, porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required. Search YouTube for "missingspindle" to see my channel of spinning topics. Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com".
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 10 Basic Jewelry-Making, or How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics on design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
07-31
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
07-31
11:00
1.0 Red Range Thumb Ring Archery Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and, since then, has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Structure of Elizabethan Comedy Lady Ursula Mortimer It’s not all dirty jokes and men dressed as women dressed as men. Discover the common elements of comedy in Shakespeare’s day. We will analyze the structure of 16th-C English comic plots by Shakespeare, Jonson, and others.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Making Embroidery Easy Baroness Izza Tips and tricks for getting through an embroidery project quickly and with less frustration. Students encouraged to bring projects.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Feed an Army Baroness Jân al-Tha'lab The proper care and feeding of SCA combatants at Pennsic and beyond. Everything you ever wanted to know about waterbearing and martial events.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tiny Courtiers: Leveling Up Your Children's Garb Baroness Odile de Brienne Clothing the smallest SCAdians comes with a specific set of challenges, but it doesn't have to mean giving up your love of historical fashion or the persona you've painstakingly built. Lecture will cover advice on researching and reconstructing historically accurate children's clothing for all ages from newborn to teen, with attention to obscuring necessities such as modern diapers, choosing accessories to elevate a look with accurate details, accommodating a growing child's changing tastes and preferences without losing your sanity, and practical wardrobe planning for longer events and garment longevity. An assortment of the instructor's 14th-century examples will be displayed but the discussion will be applicable to any culture or persona.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Suck it Up: The History of Cupping Lady Rosie Dubroc This class will teach you the history of cupping from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Pennsic: You’re Here! Now what? Baroness Margaret Lad You’ve made it to the largest SCA event in the Knowne World! Now what is there to do? This class will give you ideas for things to see, places to visit, and answer any questions about the event or the SCA, in general.
07-31
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Female Warriors of the Medieval World Lady Hermina De Pagan Joan of Arc and Isabella of Castile are not the only women who took up arms to defend their lands and families. Learn about five women who also became warriors in their own right.
07-31
14:00
2.0 A&S 20 SCA Persona Development Lord Cataldo Querini Whether this is your first event or you remember when there were just two kingdoms, every good gentle can continue to build or develop their personas! The idea of this class is to consider the ways in which you can become a more authentic version of the medieval you. We will explore ways to improve your representation of material culture, consider how a medieval version of yourself might have viewed the world, and learn ways to validate and authenticate your sources. Additionally, with the expansion of the SCA's allowed regions, resources will be available to consider exploring non-Western personas (and navigate ways in which to do so gracefully). If you happen to have source books for your persona or others, please bring them! Note: The first half of the class will broadly cover developing your persona, the second half will consist of working through and filling out your persona development worksheet.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
07-31
15:00
1.5 A&S 12 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs, (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated. Digital media may be available.
07-31
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Spanish Inquisition Lady Zhelana Vovkivna Learn about the perpetrators and victims of the Spanish Inquisition. We will discuss torture in as much detail as the nightly news discussed waterboarding. Under 18 with adult only.
08-01
07:00
4.0 Chirugeons' Point start (Brewer's Road & St. Lawrence Way) 8th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 7 am. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome, and participants may join for as much or as little distance as desired. Wearing medieval-style tunics and presenting as medieval an appearance as is practicable is encouraged.
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Baron Arias Beltran del Valle Reaching people who are interested in the SCA can be difficult; reaching a large number at once even more so. In this class, Æthelmearc Media Liaison and broadcast journalist Baron Arias Beltran del Valle discusses how to reach out to modern media and share activities and events with them, while also adhering to Society media policies. Includes what to do (and not to do!) when the media arrives at an event. Included in the discussion will be suggestions on how to make an event more interesting to news outlets. We'll touch on rights given to the reporters and to participants. We'll also discuss who should be involved in preparations for meeting the media at an event, and how to present the best face for your group!
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 SCA and PayPal Q&A Baroness Gwenllian ferch Gwilim Discussion/Q&A with the Society PayPal Deputy! Open to anyone interested in using PayPal for an event or getting the system in their kingdom.
08-01
10:00
4.0 Archery Ullr’s Revenge: A Known World Archery Challenge Lord Miles de Locwode Kingdoms from the Known World are contributing 10 target stations for this challenge. Prizes will be given out to top finishers from each of the Royal Round Rankings plus youth. A prize will also be given to the maker of the best target station, as chosen by the populace. The shoot is designed as a “Bring your own marshal” (BYOM) shoot. Each group should bring their own marshal who will accompany them thru each station and can shoot with the group. So form your group, grab your marshal, and see if you can face up to the "Fire and Ice" at Ullr's Revenge.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Guild of Saint Barbara Annual Meeting Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will having its annual meeting on Middle Saturday at 10 am. The meeting will cover safety, new items, and also go over the firing schedule for Pennsic 48. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. There will be a break between the meeting and training. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic!
08-01
10:00
2.0 A&S 20 Coats of Arms, Flags, Badges, and You! Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Dress up yourself, your stuff, and your events with armorial bearings such as banners and heraldic clothing. What is a device? What is a badge? How can you design devices and badges which will be registered by the College of Arms? This class is an overview of how armory is most commonly practiced by the College of Arms and will increase your chances to successfully register armorial bearings with the College of Arms for use within the Society.
08-01
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
08-01
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-01
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Shakespeare's Problem Plays Lady Ursula Mortimer Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies are justly famous, but not all his dramas fit neatly into one or the other of those genres. We will explore the peculiarities of three plays traditionally labeled “problem plays”: Timon of Athens, Measure for Measure, and All’s Well that Ends Well. You don’t need to have read the plays to come to class. Adult topics will be touched upon.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Food and Feasting for Newcomers Duchess Melisande de Belvoir One of the signature parts of many events is the feast, but newcomers sometimes find the very idea of a feast vaguely uncomfortable. Will you have to eat with your hands? Where will you sit? Will the food be weird and unfamiliar, and will it be way too spicy? This class will give you some ideas about what to expect, how to sign up, what to take with you, and why the feast is an integral part of the medieval experience.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 The Ins and Outs of Blackwork Baroness Helena Katerina del Roero A course on plain, fancy, and downright complicated blackwork embroidery. During most of the 16th century, blackwork was the go-to embroidery style for gussying up smocks, partlets, sleeves, coifs, and forehead cloths. Styles ranged from purely geometrical patterns to wildly imaginative depictions of plants, flowers, and an astonishing variety of beasties. It is likely that part of its popularity was due to the fact that, while it could challenge skilled embroiderers, even beginners could create effective blackwork. This class will not suit children under 12 unless they already have experience sewing and have achieved a reasonable level of competence. Materials kit includes fabric, thread, and a needle to make a blackwork swatch.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-01
13:00
3.0 Guild of St. Barbara Gunners Fly atop Mt Eislinn (Meeting at N17 Household of the White Rose Artillery Camp at corner of Battle Rd and Fosse Way to move equipment to theTop of Mt Eislin under the Gunners Red Fly. Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Black Powder Training Baroness Kathryn Ramsey Muster at the Artillery Camp Household of the White Rose, corner of Battle Road and Fosse Way. Artillery Park is on the front lawn. We muster here so we can get pieces to the artillery point atop of Mt. Eislinn. The Guild of Saint Barbara will holding its hands-on training and safety inspection on the middle Saturday at 1 pm. The hands-on black powder training session is for new gentles who wish to learn and join us on the line, or as a refresher for those who would desire. Hands-on training will be from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. And, if you have pre-1600 firearms, bring them with you to be inspected. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic! Powder will be provided.
08-01
13:00
1.5 University-Battlefield Cut and Thrust Longsword 101 Lord Cataldo Querini This class is designed to cover the basics of SCA longsword for use in Cut and Thrust. We will go over Society equipment rules, general best practices for safety, and how to effectively use a longsword. Sourced primarily from Fiore dei Liberi, we will discuss how to incorporate period techniques into our modern game. While this course is primarily intended for newly authorized longsword fighters (or those wishing to authorize), all are welcome to attend. Limited loaner gear will be available, please bring your own equipment if you have it.
08-01
15:00
2.0 A&S 14 The Art and Science of Handspinning Baroness Izza This is a discussion class covering as much of hand spinning as possible. During the class, the following sub-topics will be covered: fibers, tools, techniques, and why the obsession with Z and S twist. These topics will be discussed in relation to each other and the cultures in which specific aspects are prevalent. Students are encouraged to bring tools and fiber. However, the focus will be on the impact of spinning on history rather than the practical aspect.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
08-01
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-01
17:00
4.0 University-Battlefield Janissary Band Performance at Opening Ceremonies Master Osman The Janissary Band will gather to perform their repertoire.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-02
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Photographing Objects in Museums Lord Simon Talbot Photographing historical objects in museums and exhibitions brings its own set of challenges. In this workshop I will share my experiences and techniques, and also lead a discussion on pooling our experiences.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Being a Baronial Herald Lady Violet Hughes Discussion on what's involved in being a baronial herald. Things you need to do, things you need to have, the tips and tricks to make the job easier.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Known World Webminister Social Lord Matthias von Würzburg A roundtable discussion and forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues related to the office as well as exchange ideas and suggestions.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Cryptography in the Middle Ages Lord Melchior zum grauen Wolf This course presents an overview of period techniques used to hide sensitive information. We will cover a timeline of the science of cryptography, a variety of ciphers and encoding techniques, with examples, and the historical contexts in which they were used.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 20 Society Chatelain Meet & Greet Baroness Margaret Lad Bring your coffee and join the Society Chatelain, Maestra Giovanna Adimari, for conversation and questions! She wants to hear your thoughts on participant recruitment and retention. Let's make the Society even better for our newcomers and members!
08-02
09:30
9.0 Great Hall Arts and Sciences War Point Mistress Elysabeth Underhill ARTS & SCIENCE War Point Competition ( 4 WAR POINTS ) - THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm -New Barn The war point is a competition between 8 entries which have been chosen from each Kingdom Side, including principles and allies. Entries are a single project (pre-17th-century), or a body of work consisting of related items that are connected to each other in a significant and meaningful way. Each project has been completed since Pennsic 48 and will be judged by pre-selected judges from each Kingdom Side based on a pre-established rubric. The display is open to the populace, please stop by to support your artisans. Please note however, that access to certain entries during active judging may be limited SCORING: The Arts and Science competition will be worth 4 war points. 1 war point will be awarded to the side with the highest combined team score. 1 Point will go to the highest score in each category (total of 3 categories). Arts & Studio Crafts, Fiber & Clothing, and Domestic.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle Lady Vivian de Dunbar An informal hands-on class. Come by and learn how to spin wool on a bottom whorl drop spindle. Instructor will have practice spindles and wool that works well for novice spinners. No previous experience necessary. Children are welcome to come and learn to spin too; however, those under 10 may need a parent to assist them. If you wish to keep the drop spindle, you can purchase it for $7.00.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Classical Cryptology: Codes and Ciphers Lord Bryn of Celyddon Codes and ciphers from antiquity to the Renaissance. Hands-on class will allow students to learn about the ancient and medieval forms of encryption. Please bring writing instrument.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
08-02
10:00
2.0 RS1 Medieval Fiber Study Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn about and get hands-on experience spinning different types of fibers. Bring your spindles and come play! A variety of fibers both plant and animal will be available to spin. Learn how you need to change your spindle and spinning technique to handle different types of period medieval fibers. History of the different fibers will be discussed. This is geared to more experienced spinner as some of these fibers are very challenging to work with. All the fiber samples we will be working with are discussed in the Compleat Anachronist #186: Medieval Fiber Study.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 How to Make Period Furniture That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn to make "snap together" camp furniture, such as beds, tables, and cooler chests, that pack flat for travel and can be assembled in minutes. It’s hard enough to get your entire camp into the car. It’s hard to set up camp after traveling all day, especially when you’re racing against darkness or the arrival of a storm. Detailed plans for three pieces of furniture will be included in the handout. Beginner-friendly.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 20 Knowne World Chatelains' Meeting Baroness Margaret Lad Join chatelains from around the Knowne World as we share ideas on newcomer recruitment and retention! This meeting is open to all local, regional, and kingdom chatelains, as well as anyone interested in learning what's involved in becoming a chatelain in the SCA.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Ottoman Encampment in Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Janissary Coups Against the Sultans Akın Öğretici A history of rebellion and coups of the Ottoman Janissary Corps against the Ottoman Sultans by Janissary Band Guest Scholar.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Battle of Agincourt Reimagined Lord Cataldo Querini What was Agincourt? Who was fighting and why? How important were archers? Did Netflix get it right? These questions and more will be answered in this class covering the lead-up to the fighting, the battle itself, and its aftermath. The class will include recreations of some of the equipment used during the battle and cover how each side was armed and armored. Participants will also get the chance to better understand how troops moved via a large battle map with pieces representing the various units present on the field. The course will include a handout which will provide a high-level overview of the content included in this class.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Ottoman Encampment in Barony of Andelcrag N07 (N07) Ottoman Heraldry: Horsetail Standards Master Osman Examining the origins, meanings, and uses of the Ottoman horsetail standard or Tugh (Tuğ), within the hierarchy of the Ottoman court and military. We will delve into past and current research of these very rare and often misunderstood Ottoman heraldic symbols rooted in Central Asia, and touch on the Mongol Sulde and European descendants, like the Polish Hetman’s banner and the German Schellenbaum. We will also touch on Alemlar (decorative finials) for military and religious uses.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intro to Chainmaille: 1-in-1 and 2-in-2 Weave Lady Cailleach Dhe ingen Chiarain This is a beginner-friendly class, with no prior experience needed. While chainmaille is typically viewed as armor that knights used to wear, over time it has evolved to have many uses, including jewelry! Participants will learn One Ring At a Time (OORAT) methodology to create a basic chainmaille bracelet based on a find from Finland, 9th-10th century. The first part of this class teaches how to open and close jump rings. Once students are comfortable with the technique, we will move forward and create a chain of 2-in-2 links. This is a versatile weave that is found in period which can be used to hold your Pennsic medallion! If project is not completed, students will be able to take rings to finish their chain. We will be using grade 5356 Aluminum jump rings as it is considered hypoallergenic and can be worn by most people. It is also a lightweight, softer metal, making it easy to work with. Please note: While there will be plenty of aluminum jump rings available, pairs of pliers will be limited. If you have chisel nose, flat nose, or chain nose pliers, please bring a pair for each hand!
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 The Care and Feeding of Canvas Tentage Master Elias Gedney So you finally splurged on a tent, and want to know how to keep it... Or maybe you have or inherited one, and it has been through the wringer and you want to fix it up? Maybe you are interested in how to fix them? Learn how to keep your remote home worthy of your investment.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Dangerous Obsession: Transmutational Alchemy Lord Bryn of Celyddon How transmutational alchemy was viewed in medieval Europe. This course surveys what alchemy was and wasn't in European history, who its adherents were, and what their practices were in the medieval period and into the late Renaissance.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 20 Newcomers' Social Baroness Margaret Lad For the seventh year, the Knowne World Chatelains will be hosting the Newcomers’ Social from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Sunday, August 2, in the Newcomers’ Tent (A&S 20). Newcomers are encouraged to come and meet other Newcomers as well as Chatelains from around the Knowne World, ask questions, and partake of some light refreshments.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-02
13:00
4.0 Great Hall Pennsic 49 A&S Display Lady Adele Lochlane The Arts & Sciences Display will be held on Sunday, August 2, in the Great Hall across from the European Dance Tent. 11:30 am: Artisans may set up their entries. 1 pm – 5 pm: the Display is open to the public. 5 – 5:30 pm: Break down displays. • All objects / displays need to be removed by 5:30. • Please assist with the take down of tables to return the Great Hall to its empty state. • Any display items left behind will be taken to Lost & Found.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Historical Symbols and Modern Controversies Dr. Ken Mondschein With so much medieval imagery being co-opted by the alt-right, SCA members need to think very carefully about what symbols they use. What is the larger perspective in medievalism in general? What are the different sides in the controversy? What do academics and activists think? How can one avoid mis-signaling? This class, taught by a modern history professor, will provide some needed perspective, not only for us as individuals living simultaneously in the Modern Middle Ages and modern society, but for having the SCA as a whole avoid bad publicity. After a brief talk, we will break into discussion for a frank and open sharing of views.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Draugar: The Undead in Icelandic Sagas Baron Fridrikr Tomasson The Old Norse didn't have vampires, but they did having "walking dead": the Draugar. We will define the term, look at several famous examples from the sagas of the Icelanders, and talk about how to avoid having your relatives walk after they die.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Mistress Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Mistress Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 14 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 20 The History of Clan Blue Feather Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minority communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 30 years, what we're doing today, and what the future may hold.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Ottoman Encampment in Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Ottoman Culinary History Akın Öğretici A broad overview of the culinary history of the Ottoman Empire by the Janissary Band Guest Scholar.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
08-02
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-02
18:00
2.0 A&S 9 Known World Players Annual Meeting Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-02
18:00
2.0 Fort Combat of the Thirty Duke Maynard von dem Steine This is a 14th-century 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blow scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. You do not have to be invited to participate but your armor and weapons must meet the requirements of the tournament. Armor must be an reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-century harness. Weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-century kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, pole-arms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7 feet, daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are “captured” during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the battle begins.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-03
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 1 Developing Leadership in the SCA Thl Oswyn of Baðon Anyone can be a leader. Using management training and coaching education resources, this class will provide you with a toolbox to help develop your own leadership style. This isn't an end-all-be-all type of lecture but gives tools to help you understand how leadership can develop. It is applicable to those hoping to become leaders and those who have been leaders for a long while.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Have Fun Storming the Castle Baroness Slany bean Uillic The neighbors are invading! We need to protect ourselves. We will discuss ways to both defend and take a castle. Note, this is an historical architecture class and these techniques should not necessarily be used by our glorious fighters during the battle of La Rochelle (though they would work!).
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beginning Goldwork Thl Amalie von Hohensee Covers some basic concepts and stitches used in goldwork embroidery, including felt padding, surface couching, and purl couching. Kit includes passing thread, real gold purl, silk couching thread, wool felt, and silk fabric. Please bring a small to medium-sized hoop, a fine embroidery needle (size 10 or smaller), a tapestry needle, and scissors for cutting metal thread.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum A demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Creating a Culture of Consent Dr. Ken Mondschein The SCA, like many other subcultures, has had its #metoo moments lately, but let's face it: The people who need it aren't going to take a consent class. What's more, the problem often isn't out-and-out sexual assault, but small acts that are often dismissed as "not so bad." However, these add up to a culture of consent violation. It's up to all of us to change this. In this training, we'll learn how you can speak up to prevent from happening what you know is wrong —even doing uncomfortable things, like bucking the SCA's hierarchical social system, if necessary. We'll talk about consent, of course, but also social strategies, do some role playing, and learn what we can all do to prevent sexual harassment and overall creepy behavior. Warning for subject matter.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 So You Want to Be a Burgundian? Lady Eudoxia Antonina Commonly known as Burgundian, the style of clothing worn after the cotehardie but before Tudor had some very specific elements. A short history of the time period, 1400-1450, will be followed by a closer look at several examples of the clothing.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! Focus is on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn. Students from previous years are always welcome to stop by for a refresher.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Kolrosing: The Viking Art of Decorating Wood Lady Katrina Prebensdottir Kolrosing is an ancient etching technique done on wood or bone that dates back to Viking times. Good for identifying your wooden feast gear! The technique involves making thin incisions in wood and then adding a colored pigment to highlight those incisions. Finds date back to the 6th century and it is still a craft practiced by the modern-day Sami people. Students will be making wooden samples to take home.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pole Lathe Turning for Beginners Thl Iohn Spooner Introduction to spindle turning on a pole lathe. We will cover the basics of lathe construction and proceed to some hands-on work to familiarize you with the tools and techniques for spindle turning. This class involves moving parts, so long hair and loose clothing must be avoided. There are also sharp tools involved; minimum age is 12. Materials are limited to 8 participants; no fee.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 20 Heraldry for Newcomers Mistress Wynne ferch Rhodri If you are new to the Society and have no idea who you want to be or how your might represent yourself on the field, this is your class. We will cover where you can find a name, what a device is, and how to register them both. This is very basic, easy to understand class to help you get started on your road into the past.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Opus Anglicanum: History, Materials, & Technique Thl Amalie von Hohensee This lecture-based class will discuss the English ecclesiastical embroidery of the high Middle Ages. We will delve into the historical context of these marvelous works as well as the materials and techniques needed to recreate Opus Anglicanum pieces today. This will include an in-depth discussion of silk and gold threads as well as an overview of shading and underside couching techniques. Please note: this is not a project-based class.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Intro to sorcery, aka sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as coins, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of rolling dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot.
08-03
11:00
1.0 HordeU, Great Dark Horde, Horde Hill (E10) Basic Five-Loop Fingerloop Braid Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Learn the the five-loop braid that is the start of how to do letter braids. This is a beginner class. Once mastered, you can then work up to seven- and ten-loop letter braids. Auditors are welcome. Handouts are limited but will be available electronically at a later date.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Red Range Thumb Ring Archery Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and, since then, has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Basic Fiber Preparation and Spinning Techniques Master Katalena Ivaniaia Hands-on demonstration and discussion about how to prepare different types of fiber for spinning on a spindle or a wheel. Discussion includes animal and plant fibers ranging from wool and silk to cotton and bast fibers (flax, hemp). The entire process of preparation will be discussed from washing to preparing to spin; includes methods and tools.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook filled with pages and pictures, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-03
12:00
1.5 A&S 13 Kosode and Hakama: Basic Japanese Garb Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie The kosode is the basic upper-body garment (shirt) for men and women in the Japanese medieval period. It is much like the kimono, but differs in several details. The hakama is the basic lower-body garment (pants) for both men and women. Period hakama are actually easier to make than modern hakama, and have several useful variations. Once you are comfortable making these two garments, you can learn to make nearly any other piece of jidai (Japanese historical dress).
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 18 Constructing and Wearing the Elizabethan Coif Mistress Fionna Goodburne MacNichol Perhaps you have seen the beautifully embroidered coifs in museums and wondered how to make one. Or perhaps you have wondered how to wear a coif and keep it in place. I'll show you how to sew a coif, how to braid your hair without using modern elastic bands or clips, and how to wear your coif.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knot That Knot! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra A good knot can keep your tent up in a strong wind, or even save a life when you're performing first aid, working over heights, or near water. But you have to know how to tie it, so make sure you know what to do with your rope by learning these essential knots.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pennsic Parasol Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Learn to measure and create a beautiful, water-resistant parasol with UV protection that will fit with your persona.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A discussion of the history of the gaming system and its origins, its migration west, and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking; persona matching included. Examples to examine from throughout period and beyond will be available.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Ottoman Encampment in Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Kavanin-i Yeniceriyan (Laws of the Janissaries) Akın Öğretici The rules and laws by which the Ottoman Janissary Corps was governed, taught by Janissary Band Guest Scholar.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 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 weights of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 Charitable Giving, Estate Planning 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 beneficiaries, 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. (Note: These will be general suggestions and no investment advice will be given. I wish to keep my professional license, too.)
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 13 When Courtesy Fails: Law Rises in the Society Tristan le Chanticler A moderated discussion of the necessary rise of rules and procedures against abusers, with eyes toward medieval thought and modern practice.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
08-03
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Research and Documentation Lady Zhelana Vovkivna Learn the CRAAP method of determining good sources and get some tips on how the instructor (History MA) goes about starting a new research project.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Discovery of the Mary Rose Lady Hermina De Pagan We will look at the sinking and rediscovery of the Mary Rose, the flagship of King Henry VIII's fleet. See the items found. Hear about new information discovered in the famous shipwreck.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-04
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English women's clothing. We will also discuss how to put together an Elizabethan "capsule wardrobe" that will show you how to get through a week-long event with the fewest pieces of garb possible!
08-04
09:00
5.0 A&S 10 Adirondack Pack Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Make a backpack basket with adjustable canvas straps. The finished basket will be about 20" tall and the base is approximately 11"x 7". Please bring your own scissors for cutting reed and a towel. No experience necessary. Best suited for children over age 10; parental assistance required.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Basic Jewelry-Making, or How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics on design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Kievan Rus Clothing 101 Master Katalena Ivaniaia This class will focus on basic Rus clothing appropriate for everyday wear. We will discuss the basic layers, head coverings, shoes, and accessories to make a complete picture for both men and women. Information about basic patterns will also be discussed and included in the handout.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch. You'll learn how to use the picot as decorative element and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
08-04
09:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword techniques can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Mistress Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Kute-uchi: Expert Japanese Hand Loop Braiding Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie This period Japanese braiding technique was "lost" to the general population as a closely-held secret until modern research "re-discovered" it. Kute-uchi is similar to other methods of loop braiding, except the loops are lined up on the hands instead of held by the fingers. This enables experienced braiders to create braids using more than ten elements, with no additional equipment. Learn expert techniques of this Japanese loop-manipulation braiding technique to create flat "Hira-gumi" braids with 9, 11, 13, and 15 loops.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Leavenings: How to Get a Rise Out of Dough Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia SCA period methods and techniques for raising doughs of various types from various cultures. Discussion of non-period methods and why they are not in SCA period.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Baroness Slany bean Uillic It's 1600 and you've just sat down to try a new delicacy - chocolate. Come for the chocolate, stay for the history, and leave with authentic recipes for your next feast.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palmistry Dr Henry Best History, theory, and practice of one of the most ancient of divinatory arts: palm reading. Learn to read the secrets of a soul, writ upon the hand for only the wise to see. This is a hands-on class where you will actually read each others' palms.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 SCA and PayPal Q&A Baroness Gwenllian ferch Gwilim Discussion/Q&A with the Society PayPal Deputy! Open to anyone interested in using PayPal for an event or getting the system in their kingdom.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
08-04
11:00
1.0 RS1 How to Open Up a Can of Worms: Research in the SCA Lady Rosie Dubroc How to Open Up a Can of Worms Without Making Too Much of a Mess. Starting an SCA Research Project: does research and documentation seem overwhelming? Are you interested in doing an A&S project but don't know where to start? This class will teach you how to find, evaluate, and document the sources you need to research and complete an A&S project in any category.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Interkingdom University Roundtable Thl Oswyn of Baðon Are you a chancellor, officer, or someone who makes teaching happen in your kingdom? Please join me for an Interkingdom University Roundtable to discuss common problems and solutions.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Basic Fiber Preparation and Spinning Techniques Master Katalena Ivaniaia Hands-on demonstration and discussion about how to prepare different types of fiber for spinning on a spindle or a wheel. Discussion includes animal and plant fibers ranging from wool and silk to cotton and bast fibers (flax, hemp). The entire process of preparation will be discussed from washing to preparing to spin; includes methods and tools.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Scrying and Intuition Dr Henry Best A speculative class on divination via access to your subconscious intuition. Scrying and vision-seeking plus physical ideomotor systems such as pendulums and dowsing. How to hack your own nervous system to access information you didn't even know you had.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Who’s That in the Hat? Baroness Margaret Lad An introduction to officers, medallions, titles, and coronets in the SCA.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 History of Period Sewing Tools Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools. Learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of implements to inspect and try out! The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop, and when did neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books arrive on the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements (and also get to handle a number of tools that will be present at the workshop). Get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia from antiquity through the 16th century. Handout includes more than 50 full-color pages professionally printed in high resolution. Auditors welcome to attend for free.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 18 Making It Real Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Have you ever had a “Magic Moment” at an event? They are rare, but precious. The instructor, a longtime participant, will lead a discussion of how event design, planning, and activities can help give more people the Magic Moments that keep many of us coming back.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 20 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-04
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.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Ottoman Encampment in Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Janissary Weapons Akın Öğretici Weapons of the elite Ottoman Janissary Corps from their formation in the 14th century through the 17th century taught by Janissary Band Guest Scholar.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Making a Persian Coat: 14th-16th Century Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Learn the basic pattern and construction of Persian coats. There will also be discussion of fabrics, construction techniques, and accessories. Handout with basic pattern and instructions.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 LGBT Estate Planning and the SCA Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon This class will specifically be focused on the LGBT community: How to 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 beneficiaries, 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. (Note: These will be general suggestions and no investment advice will be given. I wish to keep my professional license, too.)
08-04
15:00
2.0 Owlsherst Shire (N13) Burn, Baebe, Burn! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra That wonderful campfire is also a big responsibility. You will prepare, build, maintain, extinguish, and be safe with your campfire. Starting a fire without matches will be included. Weather permitting only. Limited materials.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
08-04
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-04
17:00
5.0 Great Hall Æthelmearc Kingdom Court Duke Sven Gunnarsson AEthelmearc Kingdom Court
08-04
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt All are welcome to join Clan Blue Feather once again for our annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion! Come for food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle with amazing prizes, and special award prizes for the most outstanding garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb, just wear what makes you look your best!
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-05
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Sigillography: Wax Seals Lord Bryn of Celyddon Who were the bastards of Armagnac? Why did St. Peter send missionaries to Europe in 47 AD? And how did the monks of Montier-en-Der protect themselves? This class delves into the nuances of how wax seals were used (and misused) in legal documents during the Middle Ages. Class will be a lecture format with demonstration of wax sealing with modern and period materials. Handouts provided.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Beginning Goldwork Thl Amalie von Hohensee Covers some basic concepts and stitches used in goldwork embroidery, including felt padding, surface couching, and purl couching. Kit includes passing thread, real gold purl, silk couching thread, wool felt, and silk fabric. Please bring a small to medium-sized hoop, a fine embroidery needle (size 10 or smaller), a tapestry needle, and scissors for cutting metal thread.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 How to Feed an Army Baroness Jân al-Tha'lab The proper care and feeding of SCA combatants at Pennsic and beyond. Everything you ever wanted to know about waterbearing and martial events.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 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.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 19 Kievan Rus Clothing 201: Leveling Up Master Katalena Ivaniaia This class will expand on the information about the basic layers to discuss different options for embellishment, design, and accessories that take Rus clothing to the next level.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Native American Indians Within the SCA Period Baroness Kathryn Ramsey I will be discussing what I have learned in researching Native American life around the mid-16th century. Topics will be on homes, clothing, roles of men and women, cooking, hunting to feed the village, and planting for nourishment and health, as well as customs within the period. My focus is on Northeast Woodlands and Powhatan Indians. I will bring examples of recreated items, which I have both made and acquired, that they would have had in the mid-1600s.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Shogi Folding Stools Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Shogi are folding stools that are much like the Western folding camp stools you see, but differ in a few details. Examine several example shogi and learn a couple of methods for creating them from easy-to-acquire materials
08-05
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Children's Fête Lady Katherine of the Doves King Anton and Queen Luned, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twenty-Third Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLIX. The Fête is from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday of War Week, A.S. LIV (modernly known as August 5, 2020) in the Great Hall. This event is designed for children ages four and older. The event will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. Please have socks if you wish to play in the Bounce Castle! There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents/Guardians, you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large number of children attending, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issues. We ask that children do not bring personal items as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles who want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up, help clean up, and to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2pm. Volunteers who will be registering children, please come to the Great Hall around 8:30 for training! Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! Without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen. We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Mistress Arianna Morgan The Known World Choir welcomes all interested adult singers! This year's concert theme is "Sinners and Saints". The repertoire includes pieces by Palestrina, Lassus, Archedelt, Viadana, and others. Singing in the Known World Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, and then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir. Pre-registration is requested, but not required (on the Pennsic War web site). Please bring a pencil and a 1" or 1/2" black three ring binder for your music.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Embroidery of 16th-Century India Lady Ysabel da Costa Explore the marvelous embroideries of 16th-century India! Items embroidered in SCA-period India were used domestically and also exported to Europe, the Muslim world, and east Asia. We'll go over techniques, materials, and designs for embroidery in the Bengali and Gujarati styles, and talk about how the results might be used in an SCA context. I'll bring close-up photos of three extant pieces I've examined.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Norman Fashion in the 12th Century Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch Examine styles of dress, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and hairstyles for men and women, rich and poor, and formal and daily wear, as documented in surviving art and contemporary accounts from the 12th century. We will also discuss fashion differences between Anglo-Normandy, Franco-Normandy, and Sicily-Normandy. Full color handout available for purchase. Auditors welcome.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Busking: The Art of Street Performing Dr Henry Best Performers: There’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, our panel of experts will share all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the professional street entertainer.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 How to Make Period Furniture That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn to make "snap together" camp furniture, such as beds, tables, and cooler chests, that pack flat for travel and can be assembled in minutes. It’s hard enough to get your entire camp into the car. It’s hard to set up camp after traveling all day, especially when you’re racing against darkness or the arrival of a storm. Detailed plans for three pieces of furniture will be included in the handout. Beginner-friendly.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Food and Feasting for Newcomers Duchess Melisande de Belvoir One of the signature parts of many events is the feast, but newcomers sometimes find the very idea of a feast vaguely uncomfortable. Will you have to eat with your hands? Where will you sit? Will the food be weird and unfamiliar, and will it be way too spicy? This class will give you some ideas about what to expect, how to sign up, what to take with you, and why the feast is an integral part of the medieval experience.
08-05
12:00
4.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water and some balloons provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 History of Block Printed Textiles Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch A historic review of block printed textiles and clothing from prehistoric clues of its origins to documented practices in the Middle Ages. First we will discuss the difference between block printing, stenciling, screen printing, resist dyeing, mordant dyeing, discharge dyeing, and hand-painted textiles - and even see a few period combinations of the above techniques. Then we will focus on block printed textiles. We will address its known uses around the world, including (modernly) China, Japan, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Peru as the known major centers. See dozens of photos of surviving samples from around the world and learn about the actual processes used to print textiles. Please note: We will not actually be doing any block printing in this class as there are other fantastic classes that will offer those opportunities! Handout is free, though donations are appreciated.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Medieval Fiber Study Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn about and get hands-on experience spinning different types of fibers. Bring your spindles and come play! A variety of fibers both plant and animal will be available to spin. Learn how you need to change your spindle and spinning technique to handle different types of period medieval fibers. History of the different fibers will be discussed. This is geared to more experienced spinner as some of these fibers are very challenging to work with. All the fiber samples we will be working with are discussed in the Compleat Anachronist #186: Medieval Fiber Study.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medieval Home Inspector Minke Snijder What was living in a medieval home really like? How were they built, furnished, heated, cooled, cleaned? How did architectural styles and standards evolve? Learn about homes of different centuries and classes from two professional Home Inspectors. Handouts provided.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 15 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
08-05
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-06
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 History and Importance of Bast Fibers Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Enter the fun world of bast fibers. Come learn how rotting and heckling can be good things, how an annoying plant changed the "scale"of fishing, how a weed helped develop period world-wide warfare, and how blond hair can be related to sexy underwear.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
08-06
10:00
2.0 RS1 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English women's clothing. We will also discuss how to put together an Elizabethan "capsule wardrobe" that will show you how to get through a week-long event with the fewest pieces of garb possible!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Playground Music and Dance for Toddlers Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused music and/or dance activities. Activities include sing along, playing with instruments, dancing, etc. Daily at 11 am at Family Point. Daily schedule: 7/28, sing along; 7/29, instruments; 7/30, dancing; 7/31, sing along; 8/1, music; 8/2, music; 8/3, music; 8/4, music; 8/5, music; 8/6, music.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Red Range Thumb Ring Archery Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and, since then, has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum A demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Vinegar: Anti-Brewing Thl Oswyn of Baðon How to make homemade vinegar, plus a tasting of various vinegars and alcohol. Age 21+.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Punching Up in Njáls Saga Baron Fridrikr Tomasson Njáls Saga is not only the best-known of the Icelandic sagas, it is also one of the funniest. This class will look at one type of humor in the saga, humor that subverts the standing of powerful people. We will talk about two theories of humor (Superiority Theory and Inferiority Theory) and use them to focus on how humor works in Njála.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 7 Gypsy Divination and Magic Stefano the Gypsy This class offers examples of historically-attested methods of divination practiced by the Roma people in Europe, and an overview of Romany approaches to magic, focusing on charms and simple "magic spells". Students will have the opportunity to make a charm bag to take home.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Playground Storytime for Wee Ones Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Toddler-focused storytime. Activities include read-alouds and bardic performances. Daily at 3 pm at Family Point.
08-06
21:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Our annual open encampment party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time!
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr Bob Lord Badger Bagbane Twelve-Step meeting. Open discussion or "Roll Random Step or Tradition".
08-07
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of "Wyrd Sisters" edited by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 German Renaissance Pleatwork Aprons Lady Laurensa Silverlock Learn how to make the snazzy German Renaissance smocked apron from marking the dots and making the pleats to the complicated-looking stitching that makes these beautiful aprons! Materials - linen and thread - provided for ten.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-07
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Known World Players: Pre-Show Set-Up Master Lorcan Dracontius KWP: Pre-show staging.
08-07
20:00
2.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Performance "Wyrd Sisters" Master Lorcan Dracontius The Known World Players present Terry Pratchett's "Wyrd Sisters" as their 23rd production. Join them for this send up of Macbeth for Pennsic 49. Performance at the Performing Arts Pavilion.

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