When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-29
20:15
1.0 Rapier Field Night Sky over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Enjoy viewing the night sky over Pennsic. A small telescope will be present. Bring chairs and blankets out near the fencing list at about dusk. Family-friendly.
07-30
19:00
1.0 Youth Point PW for Parents of Youth with Special Needs Classes Provided at YFP Are you coming to Pennsic for the first time and not sure how to handle your child's circumstances? Is there a new diagnosis on the table that changes how you and your family need to approach Pennsic? Do you have questions? Do you have tips to share? This class with Mistress Kis Marika is designed just for you.
07-31
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Range Set-Up Lady Serafina Della Torre Set-up of thrown weapons range. Set-up will be divided between two days.
08-01
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-01
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-01
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling 101 Sazia de Sarro,known as Dasani Very basic intro to enameling. We'll address the techniques of wet inlay using heraldic colors and layering of transparent glass through the use of sifting enamels. Students will leave with a self-created pendant. Ages 12 and up preferred due to materials used in the class.
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 14 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-01
09:00
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Range Set-Up Lady Serafina Della Torre Set-up of thrown weapons range. Set-up will be divided between two days.
08-01
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp (usually N-01 on St. Lawrence Way) 16th-Century Limp Book Binding (Chain Stitch) Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn A start-to-finish class to make a 16th-century limp vellum-covered book with chain stitched decoration and attachment. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-acto, 2 or 3 beads for ties, and metal ruler, if they have them. (Binding tools will be loaned, if needed, however.) A 30- to 45-min lunch break will be allowed. Fee includes vellum for the cover, a detailed color hand-out, paper for book, leather for spine, beads for ties, and linen thread.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-01
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple proven meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session.
08-01
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-01
11:00
4.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné 101 Sazia de Sarro,known as Dasani Very basic intro to cloisonné technique of enameling. We'll address the techniques of wet inlay and wire forming of different shapes. Students will leave with a self-created pendant. Ages 12 and up preferred due to materials used in the class. Completion of a piece typically takes about 2-2.5 hours. The additional time is scheduled for "open studio time" if students need additional time to work.
08-01
11:00
1.5 A&S 5 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on beginner class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Tools of the Flame Mistress Keely the Tinker Discussion course designed to aid the beginning beadworker. We will discuss the tools, equipment and materials needed to begin making glass beads. Perfect for someone who may be thinking of flamework as a hobby, but unsure of the tools needed and their costs.
08-01
11:00
3.0 A&S 16 Period Slavic Seed Beads: Gerdan Lady Helga Pilkvist We will create a period ethnic necklace that was used as an amulet a long time ago in East Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 A Peek Under the Yellow Veil Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of Italian Renaissance courtesans with touches on elsewhere in place and period, followed by what courtesans are/do in the SCA, and then a Q&A. There will be a slide show, handouts with bibliography, and discussion of how you can support your local courtesan personas.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 If Looks Could Kill: Evil Eye Amulets Mistress Keely the Tinker The history of amulets used against the Evil Eye through many cultures and time periods. Discussion of the amulet types plus scholars' deductions of why those amulets are the size, shape or color and style. Class for adults only. Reason: Some amulets are phallic in nature. Some discussion of male and female anatomy. Photos and objects of a phallic nature.
08-01
12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Thorsberg Trousers: Pants That Last! Mistress Alicia Langland Tired of repairing pants that rip in unmentionable places? Then you’ll love these pants based on trousers from an Iron Age burial! Learn what you’ll need to make them yourself: fabrics, seams, pattern, and construction.
08-01
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord THL Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-01
12:00
1.25 A&S 13 Who Was Eleanor of Aquitaine? Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn If you have heard of the famous wife and queen of Henry II, but wanted to know more about her life and times, then join us for a brief history and discussion. Did she really invent chivalry? Was she responsible for the birth of Arthurian literature? Could she have been the richest woman in the world (for her time)?
08-01
12:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Introduction to Fire Tending Master William McNaughton Practical training in how to properly and safely start and maintain a cook fire to assist your camp cook in making feast. Theory and demonstration. Participants will learn basic fire safety, axe handling, hatchet handling, and how to lay and feed a fire.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Less Familiar ECD Dances Continued Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse Learn some of the less common dances such as Maiden Lane, Scotch Cap, Milk Mayds Bob, and Drive the Cold Winter Away.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-01
13:00
1.5 A&S 6 The Heathen Soul: An Anglo-Saxon Perspective Lady Leofwyn Godwinesdohtir Anglo-Saxon sources use a variety of terms to refer to the soul; feorh, ferhð (Old Norse vørþ), gæst, and sawol in the latter Anglo-Saxon period. Feorh was the most commonly used word for the soul but it was last used in Chaucer’s time.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerque Games Tent Staff Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games.
08-01
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with less than three years from their first rapier authorization, who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for rapier prowess, and who has never won a rapier tourney at a published SCA event. The tourney will be run as a multiple-bearpit tourney. Prizes will be awarded. Note: This tournament will take place on the main rapier field
08-01
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Byzantine Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Learn the Byzantine chainmail weave that was prevalent throughout our period across multiple cultures. All hand-prepared materials necessary to complete class project are provided. For those who don't have them, tools are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
08-01
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Examines examples of extant pieces and images, and the many ways cross stitch was used, alone and with other stitches, plus a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Bullet Journal and Planner Gathering Lady Grainne ingen Lugdach The Bullet Journal is a customizable planning and organizing system. It can serve as your calendar, your to-do list, your diary, your sketchbook, your vacation planner, etc., all in one volume! Come compare layouts, collections, your favorite pens and other planner tools, and how you use your BuJo for planning your SCAdian life. Those who use other planners and planning systems are more than welcome to join the fun! So bring your Leuchtturms, your Molekines, your Erin Condrens, your Happy Planners, your Midoris (or Fauxdoris) and spend an hour with others who won't look at you oddly when you gush about your planner. Curious about Bullet Journals or other planner system? You're welcome, too!
08-01
14:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Nefarious Characters: Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue Existence of assassins in period; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
08-01
15:00
2.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Líadán Liathain Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
08-01
15:00
1.5 A&S 5 History of the Seed Beads Lady Helga Pilkvist When were the seed beads used the first time? What necklaces are period? And many other questions we will answer!
08-01
15:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Fingerloop Braiding Kara Odinsdottir Fingerloop braids were used in period for any application which required a cord or lace. In this class, students will make and take a 5-loop braid, instructions for which have been found in an English manuscript dated c. 1475.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Card Games: Tarot Games Tent Staff Tarot cards are used in games as well as divination. Come and learn the rules and join in a fun, easy game.
08-01
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Whisky Lord Patricio De Cordoba This class is for those interested in learning about whisky. The class will cover history, laws governing spirits, and production. The class includes a how to taste and appreciate. Samples for 20 people. Some cups will be provided, but it's suggested you bring your own glass. Age 21 and over.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after!
08-01
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-02
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-02
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-02
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row A Enameling Mistress Gisela Szabo Exploring the process of copper enameling using a cloisonné-style technique with wire and fusing of colors.
08-02
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Working Day Mistress Gisela Szabo Learn how to make glass beads and learn different techniques to enhance your knowledge and skill.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Cheesemaking: How Hard Is Your Cheese? Lady Hrosvitha von Celle Ever want to make cheese at home but not sure where to start or what you need to make cheese? This class will go over basic equipment and ingredients and where to find it all. Discussion will also include an overview of what you need for different types of cheeses. Basic recipes will be included in the handout as well.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Herbalism and Botanical References Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Come find out about period texts on herbalism, horticulture, botany, and agriculture, from the Romans to 1600. We will discuss texts, cultures, and the evolution of data within SCA period.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 14th-Century Self-Stuffed Buttons Mistress Raella de Courtenay Hands-on. We will learn to create beautiful tight little wool buttons for their 14th garments
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 6 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. This is a hands-on beginner class and each kit contains all you need to complete a kumihimo cord.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 The End of Commonwealth: Iceland, 1150-1264 Baron Fridrikr Tomasson A class looking at the Sturlunga period in Icelandic history, the time when the Commonwealth ended and the Kingdom of Norway took control of Iceland.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 10 How to Make and Use Textile Printing Blocks Countess Brigit of Mercia We will make textile printing blocks and cover the various methods of making more and we will print with them. Students will need to bring some design ideas. Keep it simple as you will be cutting it out with your scissors and/or a razor knife. This class is not child-friendly. Extensive materials list. Please join www.facebook.com/groups/PrintedTextilesPennsic.
08-02
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Blue and White Ceramic Design: Beginner Hands-on Mistress Ant of Saint-Cloud We will be discussing the evolution of designs found on blue and white ceramics across Europe and Asia with a specific focus on Iraq, Iran, Egypt, China, Turkey, Japan and Spain. This class will discuss the technological constraints on ceramic design as well as socio-political influences. Attendees will create two unique designs within the framework of our spatial and temporal discussion.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Medieval Women Warriors Lady Susanna Merrybegot We will discuss women who donned armor, picked up weapons, and fought alongside their male counterparts. Were they really so unusual? Why did they choose to forgo traditional women’s roles? What’s fact and what’s fiction? Come and hear their stories and learn more about these wondrous warrior women.
08-02
09:00
3.0 A&S 14 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-02
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Yorkshire Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn Learn how to make an Elizabethan "Yorkshire" button (those round, thread-wrapped and woven buttons over a wooden center). This is a beginner class for the button novice.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-02
09:00
3.0 Youth Point Make a Sand Castle Classes Provided at YFP Parents, this is a great downtime activity and fun project. You may, of course dispose of the castle at the end of War, after capturing an image for the memories!
08-02
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Uncial and Artificial Uncial Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of these two early-period hands that were used extensively in manuscripts across England and Ireland.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
08-02
10:00
0.5 A&S 2 Tournament Heralding and List Running Baroness Suba al-Hadid YouthU class for teens and tweens (and adults) who want to get involved in kingdom tournaments such as Crown Tournament and K&Q Rattan Championships.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Egg Recipes from Scappi Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad Scappi's 15th-century Italian cookbook has an entire section on egg recipes, from fritters to frittata, from fried to boiled to stuffed, and everything in between. In this class we will first explore where in the year and when in the menu these recipes appear, then explore them in greater detail.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Demystifying the 12th-Century Bliaut Mistress Raella de Courtenay A review of the 12th-century dress as it appeared in history; we'll discuss easy construction.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Chemist-Cheese or Basic Cheesemaking Lady Hrosvitha von Celle What happens when you heat up milk and add vinegar? Come find out! Science, only tastier! Class geared towards children but adults are welcome.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Women Pirates Lady Susanna Merrybegot In this class, we will discuss women who chose to take up the profession of piracy. What did it take to be a woman pirate in an occupation dominated by men? What were their motivations? What happened to them? Come and learn about these bold women through their stories and we’ll try to separate fact from fiction. Let's dish out the dirt on these dastardly damsels!
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 16 Throw Away Your Wristwatch Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Discussion of scientific principles so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Cooking over Wood Master William McNaughton How to perform basic cooking tasks using fire. Learn what kinds of fires there are and how to talk to your camp pyro-crat to get the best results. Demonstration and theory.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Games Tent The Game of the Goose Games Tent Staff Period game in the style of Chutes and Ladders. The game is dice-based so it is suitable for children, but can be adapted to a fun game for adults.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-02
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-02
11:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 I Spy: Calligraphy Mistress Alicia Langland Searching for ways to make your calligraphy look more “medieval"? Not sure why your letters don't look quite right? This class will show you how to analyze calligraphy and take your letters to the next level. Some calligraphy experience is helpful.
08-02
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Jest Foolin' Around: The Fools & Jesters of Period THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Some history and traditions to the profession of making laughter in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Knitting with Two or More Colors THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to knit with more than one color. This is an intermediate-level class. Feel free to bring own yarn and needles.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Healthy Hair Care Then and Now Mistress Raella de Courtenay We'll be reviewing how people kept their hair clean in the past. Then we'll cover healthy natural hair care in the modern age without shampoo.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Wagadu: The Empire of the Ghana Master Ulric von der Insel Beyond the Great Sahara lies the lush lands among the rivers of West Africa. There a strong empire grew based on the salt and gold trade. We will talk about its people, culture, neighbors and secrets.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Cover to Cover Baron Agapios Cargos Learn the step-by-step process to create a book, plus some history of the Byzantine Codex. Not a hands-on class. You will not leave with a book.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Going to Hell in the Middle Ages Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey Comparing the medieval view of Hell with modern perceptions, including the popular motif - the Hell Mouth.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Anglo-Saxon Riddles Lady Edith de Brereton Come learn about the riddles of the Exeter Book and their place in Anglo-Saxon culture, with examples to take to camp and share!
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. Since the Met does not allow copies of the photos to be given out, the handout will include some charts I've made of them instead.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Retaining 101 Lady Lasairfhiona inghean Aindriasa Basic information on what retaining is and what to expect, and what you get in return from the experience. Class is geared toward 12- to 14-year-olds interested in volunteering their time.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 16 How to Make a Medieval Sword Scabbard Lord Otto Boese The objective of this 2-hour class is to give the entry-level scabbard maker an overall appreciation for the Do-It-Yourself process of making historically-accurate European medieval sword scabbards, using modern tools. Making a scabbard is not as difficult as one might imagine, and so the hope is that this class will encourage you to eventually jump in and try it yourself. Class will cover specific resources, materials, tools and techniques. Course fee is $15 for a booklet.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater Mad Words: Comedic Theatre of Japanese Kyōgen THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Often translated as "mad words", kyōgen is a style of comedic theatre begun by the 14th century in Japan and continued today, often as a companion to the more serious dramas. This will class will cover history and description of the art as well as demonstration through short skits and participation in movement workshops.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 1 Marudai for Beginners (Also Kumihimo) Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Kumihimo on a marudai stand for beginners. Learn to braid beginning patterns on the traditional Japanese stand. Stands available for purchase from instructor for $120.00.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained, and less-experienced, commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 Micro-mosaics Make-and-take THL Brynn Herleifsson Discuss mosaics of tiny pieces in period, and make a slightly-post-period jewelry item!
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Double Aprons THL Renata rouge We will discuss the medieval double apron, most often known as a midwife's apron. We'll discuss its prevalence in period depictions and how to develop a pattern to make your own. This is an easy project for almost anyone, from beginning seamstresses/tailors to advanced.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Chinese Knight-Errant Mistress Wu Yun Join us for a discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 The New Bard's Road Map Lord Drake Oranwood A how-to primer for new or aspiring bards. Developing a repertoire, finding performance opportunities, seeking mentors and patrons, gaining visibility, becoming part of the bardic community.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Period Printing Pastes for Textiles: Make-and-Take Countess Brigit of Mercia Make a period print paste and print a textile. Extensive materials list. Please join www.facebook.com/groups/PrintedTextilesPennsic.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Drinking along the Silk Road Lord Lucas Livingston Explore the art, history, and poetics of wine in medieval China with a journey along the dusty merchant trails of Silk Road caravans. We examine the art, archaeology, literary testimony, and cultural mores of potent potables with an emphasis on China's Shang, Zhou, and Tang Dynasties. The Far East shone while Europe was in the dark, yet how did Alexander's legacy influence medieval Chinese drinking practice?
08-02
12:00
1.5 A&S 14 The Afterlife In Pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon England Lady Leofwyn Godwinesdohtir When talking about the afterlife in heathenry, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is Walheall (Old Norse Valhӧll). Wóden gathers his champions, the einherjar, here. Their only ticket to Walheall was to die in battle. Here, the einherjar fight from sunrise to sunset and those slain in battle that day are resurrected at day’s end. After sunset they spend the rest of the night feasting on the boar, Sæhrímnir (sooty sea-beast or sooty sea-animal), and drinking mead produced by the goat, Heiðrún (Old Norse heiðr meaning "bright, clear" and rún meaning "secret").
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers THL Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism, there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is "Speaking Forsoothly". "Speaking Forsoothly" can be defined as speaking in such a way that 21st-century North American English speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-02
12:00
3.0 Bog U (E24) Make a Simple Girdle Book Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal In this class we will first make a journal and then craft a girdle to cover it that you can hang it from your belt. All materials will be provided by the instructor, but if you have a specific kind of fabric to match your device or as the basis for further embellishment, please bring a 2-foot square of fabric. Instructions will be provided in a handout.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Classes Posted at the Dance Tent Today! Pennsic Dance Staff Please see the signboards or Thing online for today's dance classes!
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Perfect Medieval Spindle and Distaff Workshop Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Match a spindle and distaff to your persona and time period in Western Europe. Lecture and hands-on class to experience different types of removable whorl spindles and distaves (hand, waist & floor) and which goes with which. Early period (Roman/Viking), Middle Ages up to Early Modern. Not a beginner's class; some spinning experience expected. Students are encouraged to bring their own spindles and distaves for show-and-tell. Kits as well as loaners are available. Other spindles, whorls and distaves are available for purchase from the vendor (Minerva’s Spindle) where this class is held during and after class, but only if student desires.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent What Are the Known World Choir's Top Ten? Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Singers and directors of singers: this is the list for you! Come sing through the KWC's collated list of songs many groups will enjoy performing!
08-02
12:00
2.0 The Camp of the Three Bears (N17 along Battle Road) Building a Camp Bread Oven Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl A hands-on lesson in one method of constructing a temporary beehive bread oven, one that's been built at Pennsic for two decades.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Kiev and Post-Kiev Russ and Mongols: 13-15 C. Igor of Northshield More than 200 years of troubled relations between Eastern Europe and Mongols, full of bloody wars and uneasy and unexpected alliances. The depiction of these complex relations pass through several stages in historiography and have been highly politicized. What, indeed, do we know about this period?
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 History of Late Period (1500-1600) Bookbinding Kendrick von Brumbach The mass production of books was well underway by 1500. Bookbinding was becoming an industry all its own.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic Hand-Stitches Lady Lady Katherine Coscombe Beginner class in hand-stitching. Learn stitches for hemming and seaming by hand, including whip, slip, catch, running back stitch, and rolled hem. Designed for novices, but students of all skill levels are welcome. Students will be provided with muslin, thread and needles for practice.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cords: Lucet vs. Tablets vs. Fingerloops Alienor Salton Comparing lucet cord, tubular tablet-weaving & finger-loop braids: elasticity, patterning, materials & take-up, ease of production, documentability.
08-02
13:00
3.0 A&S 10 How to Make and Use Stencils for Printing Garb Countess Brigit of Mercia We will make stencils for printing textiles and we will print with them. Students will need to bring some design ideas already printed out. Keep it simple as you will be cutting it out with your scissors and/or a razor knife. This class is not child-friendly. Extensive materials list. Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrintedTextilesPennsic/
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Vinegaroon – Never Dye Leather Again! Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson Long before Fiebings or Eco-Flo leather dyes, people made deep black leather using this ancient mixture of iron scrap and vinegar. It works instantly, never rubs off, and never fades! Come see how it works, try it for yourself, and learn to make your own! Class will consist of a short talk about the historical plausibility of this method, a discussion of the chemical properties that make it work, a demonstration, and hands-on make-and-take of a simple key fob.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord THL Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-02
13:00
0.5 A&S 19 Graph Paper is Your Friend Kay of Wynterset How to use graph paper to perfect your pattern layout, save yourself time, fabric and heartache! Beginner-level pattern layout. Class starts with a quick breakdown of how, then we dive right in and practice the theory hands on. Please bring a pencil and eraser if possible.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Laugh and Lie Down Games Tent Staff A simple, matching-style card game. We'll teach the rules and then give you a chance to play.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Jam with Siri! Lady Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature. In a two-hour session, we will start with beginner/easy sequential drills and move toward harder music. Beginner players should arrive early; advanced can arrive later. Bring your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). New (Harmony brand) Soprano recorders will be available for $4.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Non-European Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class to non-European chainmail. Bring your own tools. Limit of 5 participants. Materials provided. $10 materials fee.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Youth Point Belt Favors Classes Provided at YFP This class is for children ages 10 and under. Paint a belt favor on pre-assembled fabric using our simple templates, or design your own as you choose. We will help get started painting, and then learn history of the favor while we work. You will will have a finished project to wear at the end of class. Parents accompanying their little ones are encouraged to make their own while helping their little ones.
08-02
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-02
14:00
2.0 Amphitheater Social Theory of Commedia dell’Arte Tristan le Chanticler Stylized, as morality plays were, but wholly secular and quotidian, commedia follows a single social perspective that defines everything on stage: all roles, conventions, motion, and plot. Before the invention of characters in the modern sense, and before the fourth wall was raised, commedia used roles representing social segments to mock the nouveau riche and the limits of their authority over their children, their servants, and the loose cannons of the newly-risen middle class, and thereby revealed our common underlying humanity and shared struggles in urban life.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion, at an event, that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 4 Food Safety for SCA Cooks THL Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up to date and knowledgeable about food safety.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Viking Era Headgear: A Survey Alienor Salton Fashions of and archaeological evidence for Jorvik and Dublin caps, Skjoldehamn and Hedeby hoods, nålbound and sprang caps, tablet-woven headbands.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi and basic documentation. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-02
14:00
1.5 A&S 8 Period Stained Glass (Basic and Advanced) THL Brynn Herleifsson Discussion of materials, techniques, and primary sources used in period stained glass work, including vitreous paints, silver stain, design considerations, lead came technique, making pigments and silver stains, period kiln designs, etc. Discussion will also include an overview of primary sources and other resources for research. Practical hands-on will not be available, but many examples will be available for viewing.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism THL Faye de Trees We all hear the cries of the populace - or at least the artists-to-be and the volunteers-to-be - that they tried and were rendered low by sharp criticism. Here you can discover proven coaching techniques from a National Park Service Registered Coach. Learn to shape artistic performance and presentation or volunteer service into something that serves the Dream rather than drives people away!
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Meat and a Sauce: Recipes from the Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas A veal meat pie with beef fat, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, saffron, cloves, and a small amount of ground onion baked in a egg and flour and saffron pie case; a breast of veal stuffed in the Lombardy style stuffed with cheese, eggs, herbs in oil, pepper, saffron, grated bread, raisins, pounded walnuts, and a small amount of pounded fat and a sauce called cordial made with egg yolks, sour grape juice grape syrup, saffron and placed over cooked fish with sugar and true cinnamon sprinkled on top.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 16 Beaded Rose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature rose in the style of beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Hedeby Apron: A Simple Construction THL Emer ingen ui Aidan A new cutting/sewing layout for a Norse apron-dress based on the Hedeby harbor fragment. We will briefly discuss the extant fragment and why it is interesting to the historical costumer, and then learn how to construct the garment using a new construction/layout. Only two measurements, one cut, and three seams! Good for both beginning and advanced tailors.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Interrogating Your Museum Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot It's time to get more out of your museum. Find out what to ask, who to ask, and what to do with the answers once you have them.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Scottish Choral and Vocal Music Under the Stewarts Lord Cailin mac Aindréis 12th-16th century, sacred and secular, choral and vocal, pre- and post-Reformation. Sources and solutions!
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 12 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona THL Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Making a Farthingale Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes Building a farthingale after the manner of Juan de Alcega. Moving from this Spanish tailor's pattern to a properly-shaped farthingale. We will examine how his description translates into skirt pieces that fit together by tacking miniature fabric models together.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Pregnancy and Midwifery in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Pregnancy and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, and also during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-02
15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Beyond Thunderdome Lord Andreiko Eferiev The combatants clash, the marshals watch, the heralds cry, and the populace cheers. Tournaments in the SCA involve a lot of moving parts. Come step behind the M.O.L. table and see how the people working behind the scenes coordinate the who-fights-whom in some of our grandest spectacles. This class is for anyone who wants to know more about how tournaments work, from combatants who want a competitive edge, to members of the populace who just want a good view of the fighting.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Tables Games Tent Staff Tables (also called Nard, Imperial, and a dozen other names) is the ancestor of modern backgammon. Come learn the rules and play a game.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Drumming for European Dance Lord Guinemer d'Anglade Whether you're a new drummer, an experienced musician new to drumming, or an experienced drummer new to Renaissance dance music, this class has something for you. We'll cover the basics of communicating with musicians and dancers, basic rhythms and appropriate tempos for Renaissance dance music, how to prevent things from going wrong, and how to handle it when things go wrong anyway. No drum or experience is necessary.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Youth Point Viking Fun Classes Provided at YFP Stop in and make a pair of Viking brooches to wear throughout War or build a longship to sail.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Using Common Name Sources Baroness Elsbeth Anne Roth Examples on how to use some of the commonly used name sources used by heralds to document names.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Renaissance Slasher Movie: The Revenger's Tragedy Viscountess Jimena Montoya Let's talk about this over-the-top revenge drama! If you thought that Renaissance drama was stuffy or refined, you have a big surprise in store. This play starts with a man holding the skull of his poisoned girlfriend while he plots revenge on the lecherous duke who murdered her for turning him down, and it only gets more extreme from there. Middleton gives us a play with all the revenge you can handle, full of sex, betrayal, deceit, poison, stabbing, and gore. This class is a facilitated discussion of the play, its treatment of revenge, and its place in Renaissance pop culture. Knowledge of the play is not absolutely necessary, but students should ideally have read the text. (Available in paperback or epub from the New Mermaids line at Bloomsbury publishing. A free electronic copy of the play is available at http://www.tech.org/~cleary/reven.html ) Parental guidance suggested for children under 16.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 History of Painted Cloth and Printed Textiles Countess Brigit of Mercia A discussion with extant examples of the making and use of painted cloth and printed textiles in the Middle Ages. Documenting the spread of textile painting and printing from the Far East into Europe: the methods, the materials, the extant examples and the confusion. Please join Facebook group: Printed Textiles in the Middle Ages.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after!
08-02
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Troubadours and Trouvères THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh An introduction to the music of the troubadours and trouvères covering literature and resources for further research. Heavy emphasis on performance style and musical accompaniment.
08-02
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-02
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Period Shoes for Armored Combat Lord Brísi Thorgrimsson We will cover period footwear suitable for SCA armored combat, along with some modifications to complement their use in this function.
08-02
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-02
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Balls are fun, but what if you miss your favorite dance because you took too long getting ice cream after dinner? Come to open dancing, and request it! (Period dances, please, during official hours.) Musicians! We are happy to have you join the open band tonight. "Pennsic Pile" compilations will be available.
08-03
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-03
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-03
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Portraits Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova How to draw portraits of people. What are the specific things that you need to look for that changes a base portrait in order to "read" as a specific person? This class will guide you in the development of those skills. Bring drawing materials, pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-03
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row A Medieval Mustards and Sauces Mistress Gisela Szabo Taste a variety of mustards and sauces prepared from recipes within our period.
08-03
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row B Wire and Cold Metal Work Mistress Gisela Szabo This is a hands-on demonstration class that teaches wire working and other cold metal work techniques.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Irish Brehon Law Baron Charles O'Connor Irish law principles to include details on honor price, injury, sick maintenance, rights of women. Examples of the application of the law in traditional Gaelic Ireland. Details on where to find information on the law tracts and the sort of research they can support.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting (and Basic Design) STS1 Lady Moll Sotherden You can't design a stained glass piece until you know how glass "thinks". So whether or not you have glass-cutting experience, you can further your skills by taking this class! Wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as there are only 2 of us, and we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass. This class is required for the Stained Glass Track ("Sheet to Shiny") being offered this year.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Baroness Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 2 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
08-03
09:00
3.0 A&S 10 Printing Textiles: Blocks, Stencils, and Freehand Countess Brigit of Mercia We will combine block printing with stencils and freehand to create the textile effect you want with paint. Extensive materials list. Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrintedTextilesPennsic
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Dungiven Doublet Lady Sisuile Butler A doublet so simple even a fencer can make it. Learn about this 1590s Irish exemplar, how to make it, and the theories behind its construction.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Ten Things To Know about Medieval Books of Hours Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn What was a Book of Hours? We see these small books in saint's hands, and on effigies and in manuscripts. They are given in wills and as love tokens and wedding presents. But what are they? This class will give you the basics about Books of Hours and help you understand a little bit more about what you are seeing in medieval religious art and sculpture.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 16 Beaded Daisy Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a daisy in the style of beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time. High quality stainless steel thumb rings will be available for sale
08-03
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-03
09:00
4.0 Westengale (St. Lawrence (N03)) Build a Bellows for Your Camp Fire Master Angus Campbell (the Tailor) Students will build a working set of bellows that can be used for their camp fire. Each student will be provided the needed materials, and the use of patterns and tools to make their bellows. When complete, the bellows will be usable to help start your fire without having to huff and puff. There will be an hour break in the class for lunch. Lunch will be on your own.
08-03
09:30
1.5 A&S 1 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures, how it was started in myth, as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples. First session of this class will be held as an "in persona" discussion.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Lombardic Capitals Mistress Alicia Langland Are they calligraphy? Are they illumination? Who cares! They're beautiful! You've seen these exuberant capital letters written in blue, red, and green in early Gothic manuscripts such as the Winchester Bible. Learn to recreate these lovely letters using a quill and gouache paint. All supplies provided; some calligraphy experience is helpful.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Figure-Drawing Salon Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Draw from live models in medieval poses. Practice your sketching, get feedback, or just relax and work on your drawing. Bring pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 Meigaku: Design and Document Japanese Names Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design a Japanese personal name which is appropriate for a particular time and social role? Do you want to design a Japanese group name for your war band or theatre troupe? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture specific naming practices? Would you like to know how rank, title, and office relates to all of this and how to include them in people’s names? Then this class is for you. Learn how the structure of Japanese personal and group names varied by time period and social status. How to design pre-modern names and attach titles.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-You-Need-to-Consider class. There are many different uses, from kitchens/ showers to sleeping/storage to "gracious living". A brief history discussion of period carts and wagons. Mostly adaptations to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon (Do you know the Pennsic Regs?), or to take it to other events. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily out-of-period "Gypsy" vardos; various building materials that work or don't work, etc.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy THL Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey There is more than meets the eye when looking at the Unicorn Tapestries housed at the Cloisters in NYC. Theories concerning the meaning of the images and the history of the tapestries will be discussed. The symbolism of the depicted flora and fauna will be considered. There is a handout available.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Stitching Temari: Wrapped and Woven Patterns THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Temari balls are wrapped, stitched, and woven into beautiful, colorful patterns that are impressive out of all proportion with how easy they are. In this class, we'll create a simple wrapped and woven design. Kit includes three colors of floss, marking thread, ball base, and needles, or you're welcome to bring your own materials.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Dog-Eared! Finding Your Place in Medieval Tomes Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal Marking a place in a medieval book just was as ad hoc, effective and damaging as it is today. Join us for an overview of examples and make your own.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Public Speaking for Youth and Teens Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh Good public speaking is not just about what you say, but how you say it. Come learn basic skills, including posture, voice, and eye contact. Youth U.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Camelot Treasures (Booth 30) How Do I Wear This Veil? Mistress Aenor d'Anjou Maitresse Aenor d’Anjou will host a casual hands-on class at Camelot Treasures Merchant booth. This class will focus mainly on styles of veils worn in the 11th-13th century, and different ways to wear your veil. There will be veils available to try on, or bring your own to work with. Limit 12 participants.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Paper Making THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the history of paper making, from its start in China to its spread into Europe, as well as become familiar with processing raw materials. Students will make sheets of hand-made paper in class.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games Games Tent Staff The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-03
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Early Bird Tournament Master Maximilian der Zauberer Pick fights, take names and get acquainted. The purpose of this tourney isn't to win the most bouts, but to find the most interesting facts about your opponents. "More talk! Less fighting!" Who will the MIC give the bird to this year?
08-03
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-03
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-03
10:30
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Cutting "Sheet to Shiny" STS2 Lady Moll Sotherden This class is required for (and only open to) the "Sheet to Shiny" folks. We'll be cutting out your projects. Observers are welcome.
08-03
10:30
2.0 A&S 9 Audio Recording Workshop Master Efenwealt Wystle Tips and tricks for using modern audio recording technology for recording SCA performers. This class will focus on recording solo musicians, but can also be applied to spoken word and ensemble work. The first hour is more "getting started" and the second hour is more practicum and Q&A using Apple Garage Band for Mac OSX. Particular emphasis will also be placed on making recordings for release via CD, online, etc. We'll talk about what technology you need and don't need, how to do multi-track recording, mixing, mastering, editing and using audio effects. This is a beginner-to-intermediate class. Prior knowledge of modern audio recording technology is not necessary. Being comfortable with using a computer is helpful.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Color Theory Workshop Lady Aziza al Shiraziyya Experiment with modern and period color theory through the creation of color wheels, color schemes and value scales. Materials provided, or bring your own! Period color theory methods are based on Cennini's Il Libro Dell' Arte ["The Craftsman's Handbook"], a 15th-century Florentine treatise on artistic practice.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a later Muslim.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Teach in the SCA Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad I teach professionally in the mundane world (college) and have noticed that there is a strong overlap between effective education in my professional life and my hobby life. In this class I will talk about the methodologies used in the professional sphere that lend themselves well to the SCA and how they may be applied. This class can be applied to any art or science as I will be talking about general teaching techniques (pedagogy). This class is ideal for those wishing to share their knowledge within the SCA but are unsure how best to do it. Also welcome are other fellow professional educators to share their knowledge.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! Focus is on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Basic Viking Wire Weaving Lady Arnbjorg Karlsdottir Are you interested in learning basic (single) wire weaving? This class is designed for students who are interested in making chain without the use of expensive tools or heat. The technique I teach has been used by the "Vikings" and many other cultures. We will also discuss common problems and how to fix them. If you need glasses for close up work, bring them.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Coptic-Style Bookbinding for Children Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Children 10 to 15 years old will make an adaptation of this style of early Coptic book, class fee includes leather, paper, and color instruction handout. Binding tools will be provided on loan. (YouthU)
08-03
11:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Picardy Spinning Wheel Mechanics Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Picardy spinning wheels appear in the Netherlands in the early 1500s and remain in use in the Brittany and Normandy areas of France and subsequently the Maritime Provinces of Canada up until the 1800s. This early invention of a spinning wheel flyer evolved from the simple spindle wheel and adds automatic yarn wind-on to the twisting of the singles yarn itself. Brilliantly simple in design. Was used with both flax and wool, often mounted on a distaff, either waist-held or wheel mounted. No treadle; hand-cranked wheel. Mechanical design discussed using actual French Canadian antique wheel. Students will have brief hands-on spinning with the wheel itself using wool.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-03
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 At a Loss for Words THL Padraig O'Branduibh Finding inspiration for award scroll wordings by using period documents and other sources.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Amphitheater Improv Theater Games for Improving Your Character THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Come learn and play theater games focused on the art of improvisation. Skills learned here can be used to improve any kind of performance including the portrayal of your persona in the SCA.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Law in the Lands of Peace Master Cariadoc A class on Fiqh, Muslim law, taught in persona from the point of view of the Maliki school.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Getting to know Chaucer's General Prologue Viscountess Jimena Montoya Learn why this description of a bunch of folks on their way to Canterbury is both cutting social satire and pretty darn funny. We'll discuss cultural contexts and vocational stereotypes of Chaucer's era as a way of getting into the humor and the substance of this opening portion of Chaucer's poem. I'll have copies of the general prologue available, but students should ideally have read it before the beginning of class. An electronic copy is available in interlinear translation here: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/teachslf/gp-par.htm
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Textile Gilding Countess Brigit of Mercia Learn to gild your textile or to fake it with paint. Extensive materials list. Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/PrintedTextilesPennsic
08-03
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Aphrodisiacs and Other Edible Delights Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Finger foods and other edible delights, particularly ones that are camp-friendly or no-kitchen-needed. Period and locale-based aphrodisiacs. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss or that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be samples and a pamphlet of recipes. Due to sexual topics that may come up, this class is recommended for those 16 and older.
08-03
12:00
4.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry THL Gaeira Aggadottir In this hands-on class you will learn the basics to be able to create medallions, earrings, coronets, as well as a variety or other items. There will be an introduction to the tools and techniques being covered. You will learn how to saw, pierce, file, and sand metal sheet using a prepared plaque of brass to create a pendant. Please bring a cloth or something to cover your front and lap in order protect your clothing. Safety glasses will be available to borrow. We will be working close up; please bring any needed prescription glasses. If you already have a jeweler's bench pin with c-clamp, jeweler's saw frame, a dozen 3/0 saw blades, wax, hand and needle files, sand paper, and metal you are welcome to join the hands-on part of the class or sit in to listen. A hand-out can be downloaded from my website at http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/metalSawing.html
08-03
12:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) Death by Beladi Ziggy Tired of playing Dum Dum tek ka Tek Dum tek ka Tek? Come and explore some different ways of playing Beladi. We will crawl, walk, jog, and even do a running Beladi and learn some rhythms that incorporate Beladi within them as part of a different rhythm. Bring Your Own Drum.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Classes Posted at the Dance Tent Today! Pennsic Dance Staff Please see the signboards or Thing online for today's dance classes!
08-03
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dancing for All Shapes and Sizes Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira If you love to shake your shimmy or want to try dancing for the first time, come out and join us.
08-03
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 8-14) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of A Bag Full of Fables by Robert Lehan. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm. Children under 12, please bring a parent or guardian.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Maqsum and Ayoub rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-03
12:30
1.5 A&S 9 Authenticity and the Bardic Arts THL Lorelei Skye Can you tell if something sounds period, is period, or not? What are audience expectations and perceptions for a work to "sound period"? Do the Bardic Arts provide an authentic experience? How closely are SCA bards creating original works in period styles - deliberate or not? To be discussed and demonstrated: Authenticity within the bardic arts; historical to "common era" music and oration styles; bards in history compared to current SCA iterations, the changing role of "filk" and derivative works; finding source material; selecting works for one's venue/audience in social, concert, and A&S settings; creating an entertaining authentic experience. Primary focus on "Western" music and oration styles. Includes listening to examples from period, about period, that could have happened in period, and SCA culture and traditions.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Isn’t Scary: Easy Tips and Tricks Lady Thea de Nes There is a lot that goes into good calligraphy and illumination, and a lot of little things that experienced scribes know but often forget to mention. Let’s explore design principles, tracing skills, easily-accessible sources for illumination, and modern tools and materials that give a good medieval effect (without breaking the bank or your stores of patience). Especially suited to beginners, but hopefully with something for everyone.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 SCA Finances for Non-Exchequers THL Bojei Temur A brief explanation on how to read financial statements and SCA financial rules for seneschals and the populace.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 2 Kamon: Designing and Documenting Japanese Armory Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design and register real Japanese heraldic designs called kamon? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture specific heraldic design resources? Then this class is for you. Learn how to use available resources to design, document, and register a pre-modern Japanese kamon.
08-03
13:00
1.5 A&S 3 History and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries Mistress Wu Yun Join us for an examination of "The Hunt for the Unicorn", 15th-century Flemish tapestries widely regarded as the best example of tapestries of the age. Why does the unicorn lack ears in one tapestry? What happened to the pieces of the fifth tapestry? Where are they now? All these and more will be answered. Handout includes full color handouts including line drawings and plant keys for each tapestry.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Overview of Japanese Arts and Sciences Lady Oribe Tsukime A common question asked by the new Japanese persona is what types of A&S he or she can practice. Some, like garb-making, are very commonly studied, while other period skills such as leather-smoking, puppetry, persimmon tannin application, and kite-making are frequently overlooked. Here is a quick overview to spark ideas of the types of research and projects available to you.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Tape Weaving Morwenna O Hurlihie We all love trim and belts and stuff. You've seen folks with those odd-looking wooden things with string wrapped around that somehow magically turns into a woven strip of stuff. This class will walk through the basics of weaving terms (warp vs woof/weft, etc.), warping for narrow work using heddles, and starting to weave. Please bring inkle or tape looms if you have them. This class does not cover tablet/card weaving.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! THL Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
08-03
13:00
3.0 A&S 14 A Taste of Bobbin Lace Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Sample basic bobbin lace techniques while making a bracelet! Ages 10+ are welcome. Tools, pattern, and thread will be provided. This course is intended as a quick, no-investment introduction to the techniques of bobbin lace.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 15 Leather Corners for Wooden Book Covers Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn Students will learn how to make the four most common corners on wooden book covers using leather. Each student will make four sample corners. All tools will be loaned by instructor. This is a hands-on class.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya No clothing from before 1601 has survived from al-Maghrib and very, very little from al-Andalus. So this survey of clothing from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib will be based on garments depicted in paintings, carvings, and other art sources. We will include a brief discussion of plausible fabrics, as well as photos of some extant textiles from al-Andalus. The goal is to be able to create complete outfits for males and females.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers THL Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism, there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is "Speaking Forsoothly". "Speaking Forsoothly" can be defined as speaking in such a way that 21st-century North American English speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Shogi Games Tent Staff We'll go over the basic rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", and describe a few historic variants.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
13:30
3.5 A&S 4 Putting it Together: STS3 THL Brynn Herleifsson Assemble your cut pieces into a shiny! This class is required for the "Sheet to Shiny" track. Bring something to work on. Tools are limited, and there will be wait time between steps for some people. If you took the class in the previous two years, we will have to ask you not to participate if turnout is large.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bookbinding Lady Linden le Bukere We'll be making a simple link-stitch blank book. Modern materials (such as heavy paper for the cover) will be substituted for period ones in order to keep costs down and help more people give bookbinding a try.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Thy Name Is Woman: Elizabethan Men on Women Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and plays of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the Elizabethan period.
08-03
14:00
1.5 A&S 6 Kiev Russ Before Mongols: New Look Igor of Northshield Survey of the Kiev Russ history without popular myths through some sources, newer academic studies and material culture. The history of early period of Kiev Russ was highly politicized as early as the 17th century. To get through layers of popular myths, misconceptions and "historic propaganda" we will look on some archaeological and historical findings, some newer academic studies and available material culture.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Gold and How It Relates to Embroidery THL Jaqueline de Molieres What is gold? Where does it come from? Who was making all that gold thread and how did they do it? How was gold thread used? Lots of info and some deductive reasoning, all leading to your trying your hand at making gold thread!
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
08-03
14:00
3.0 A&S 10 Painting Floor Cloths: Make & Take Countess Brigit of Mercia Learn all the skills you need to paint a floor cloth and do it. You will leave class with a completed small floor cloth. Extensive materials list. Please join www.facebook.com/groups/PrintedTextilesPennsic
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Where Anime Meets History Youth University (YouthU/TeenU 11-17) Learn where your favorite characters cross over with Japan's greatest legends and how you can build a persona inspired by them.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 16 North African Coffee Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora "Coffee," from the Arabic word qahwah, became popular in the Maghreb by the 16th century. From beans to cup, we will roast green coffee beans together, then learn the techniques you need to make the perfect brew. We will look at bunna, Ethiopian coffee, for comparison. Come thirsty! There is an option to go home with the tools you need to make coffee, as I will have 10 kits available while supplies last.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Choosing a Medieval Name for Youth Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir This class deals with common questions about names, such as "How do you go about choosing a name that will pass the College of Heralds? What are some good sources for finding medieval names? How do I register my name?" (YouthU, ages 11-15)
08-03
14:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Baroness Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-03
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of the script The Young Elizabeth by Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 The Submission Process Brunissende Dragonette So, you've worked with a herald to register your name and/or armory. What happens now? This class intends to explain the basics of documenting and submitting a name, device or badge, and what happens to it afterwards.This class is not limited to heralds. Everybody can learn how things happen.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Leather Stitching for Construction and Decoration Master Æiric ørvender Learn the types and styles of stitching used in leather construction and how to use stitching as a decorative element.
08-03
15:00
3.0 A&S 9 Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Students bring in 3 to 5 minutes of performance and receive individual work and feedback.
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Lust and Love in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy 1) Lust, Love, and Marriage in the Norse world: Pagans as well as Christians used spellcraft, among a variety of other ploys and traditions, to win the affection of another. Men's grimoires are rich with accounts and recipes; women's grimoires tend to focus more on healing, visioning one's future sweetie, etc. Note: Since some of this material is a bit racy, children should probably not attend this class. 2) Birthing and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, as well as during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Lady Serafina Della Torre How to throw atlatl darts effectively.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Early Period Whistle Workshop THL Marion Quyn Learn to craft an early period whistle out of bone using a few simple hand tools. Based on 10th-century finds in England and Sweden.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Medieval Games of Chess THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Chess went through many rule variations over the centuries and various regions. We'll discuss several and have a chance to play them.
08-03
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-03
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Afternoon Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Lord Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and wants to present plays but you need to be able to have a stage setup that is transportable and relatively quick to set up and take down. This class is a presentation of how the Commedia troupe I Firenzi handles those things, including an adjustable backdrop curtain, footlights (for playing in the dark), announcement signboards, etc.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Intro to Egyptian-Style Group Improvisation Rajni of Orluk Oasis Rajni is a Certified Level 1 Tribal Odyssey dance leader, a group improvisational style developed by Kawakib of Fredericksburg, VA. In the words of Kawakib: “Tribal Odyssey uses natural posture and both sides of the body in combinations based primarily on Egyptian beledi-style movement. It's versatile enough to adapt to any size group.” Class will repeat to allow for several days of practice with a group, and will incorporate recorded Middle Eastern drumming as well as live music/drumming as available. Learn moves that you and your dance friends can use at Pennsic haflas this year! Class will be taught in Orluk Oasis. Stay for refreshments and conversation after!
08-03
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Introduction to Carnatic Music Theory THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh An overview of Carnatic music from Southern India, this class addresses how to understand the format and harmonic system of music. Based on time available, we will learn part or all of a Carnatic piece. As Carnatic music is substantially different from European music, knowledge of Western music theory is not necessary, though a basic understanding is helpful. The ability to read European music is not required.
08-03
16:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater How to Run Iron Commedia Sessions THL Sophia the Orange Iron Commedia sessions give people a taste of doing period-style commedia dell’arte plays in one day. They write a new scenario, rehearse, and perform the play within the scope of 4-6 hours. Instructions on running IC are included in *Compleat Anachronist #173 and will be discussed in detail in this class.
08-03
17:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Binging with Bacchus or How to Be an Ass in Athens Lord Lucas Livingston Raise your rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece. See how the ancient culture of drink left its mark on medieval and modern times. We'll delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning, and explore exquisite works of ancient art celebrating the drinking culture from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Plato's Athens, and more. Enjoy a tasting of some new selections this year of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations! Mycenaean cheesy beer? Hopless herbed gruit!? Fermented milk!?! Note: Over 21 only.
08-03
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent The Pilgrimage Project THL Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche For the past four years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn these songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday of War Week, meeting at University point, time TBD. New this year: Class will start with a brief overview of pilgrimage in period.
08-03
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-03
18:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels (including beginners) welcome.
08-03
18:30
1.5 Amphitheater i Verdi Confusi: Follies of Fools on the Green! Pennsic Performing Arts Hungry for foolery in Peace Week? The Confused Greenies of Players' Patchwork Theatre Company bring you a feast some of our classic and favorite commedia dell'arte shorts! Bring seating to enjoy an evening of entertainment on the green of the Amphitheater!
08-03
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-03
19:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-03
20:00
0.75 Bog U (E24) Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8 pm - 8:45 pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-03
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Balls are fun, but what if you miss your favorite dance because you took too long getting ice cream after dinner? Come to open dancing, and request it! (Period dances, please, during official hours.) Musicians! We are happy to have you join the open band tonight. "Pennsic Pile" compilations will be available.
08-04
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-04
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-04
09:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginners Illumination: Scroll Collaboration Baroness Marioun Golightly Beginner-level illuminators will work on scroll kits containing a variety of papers, pigments, paints, and involving various techniques. Every half hour we will rotate the kits, so you try something different each segment of the class. The scrolls resulting from the kits, when they are complete (no pressure, we don't have to complete them during the class), will be donated for baronial use. You get to keep an instructional hand-out.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Basic Hand-Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring needles and scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, the parent must be present.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Roses, Part 1: Then and Now Lord Manus MacDhai A survey of roses that were available and/or cultivated during our period and how they compare to roses commonly grown today.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Overview of 16th-Century Irish Attire Baroness Ceara Shionnach Clothing in 16th-century Ireland is a difficult period in time to research, especially compared to the prolific extant finds from nearby Tudor and Elizabethan England. There are scant surviving garments, portraits, illuminations, or other finds from this period. This class will focus on what primary and secondary sources are available to discern what the Irish may have been wearing during the Renaissance.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Sealed With A... THL Heather Hall Thoughts on styles, methods, and materials for using seals in SCA scribal applications, as well as a bit of history. Materials will be available to handle, and handouts are themselves a historic letter fold and seal example. Stop by for a handout!
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Brief Survey of Banners Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy Learn about the uses and variations of banners, standards, pennons, etc., in medieval Europe; recommendations for creation and use in the SCA.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Russian 101 Lady Margaret Lad An introduction to reading and writing in Modern Cyrillic, as well as some differences between Modern Cyrillic and Old Church Slavonic. For those interested in expanding their Russian personas or introducing Russian into their scribal work.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch. You'll learn how to use the picot as decorative element and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cooking from Period Sources Master Cariadoc How to start with a recipe that was written in period and end up with a dish that is consistent with that recipe and tastes good. Also, a discussion of available sources for recipes.
08-04
09:00
4.0 A&S 10 Welcome to the World of Wicker Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya We will be working with round reeds to create a twined basket with many uses. Dyed and flat reeds will be available so you can be creative!
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 14 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This is a three-day class for a total of 9 hours of bobbin lace! First Day: Students will learn the basic movements of bobbin lace and begin a project. Second Day: Students will finish the project and learn some simple grounds. Third Day: Students will begin a period pattern from the Nüw Modelbuch.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Researching on the Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Hints about how to use this info for documentation. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
08-04
09:00
8.0 Green List Ædult Swim Pennsic Style Lady Greer Wallace His Royal Majesty Timothy of Arindale invites fighters and fencers, new and old, to join him on the field for the Pennsic encore of Ædult Swim. Are you a Knight or Master looking to share your knowledge or sharpen your skills? Are you a new fighter looking to learn or just want to fight till you drop? Then come on out and see how long you can swim in fighter or fencing pool.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time. High quality stainless steel thumb rings will be available for sale
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-04
09:00
8.0 Red List Ædult Swim Pennsic Style Lady Greer Wallace His Royal Majesty Timothy of Arindale invites fighters and fencers, new and old, to join him on the field for the Pennsic encore of Ædult Swim. Are you a Knight or Master looking to share your knowledge or sharpen your skills? Are you a new fighter looking to learn or just want to fight till you drop? Then come on out and see how long you can swim in fighter or fencing pool.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Carolingian Miniscule Mistress Alicia Langland Popular from the 8th to the mid-12th centuries, Carolingian Minuscule is an easy-to-write, easy-to-read script that was also the foundation for later-period styles. In this hands-on class for beginners, students will use a calligraphy marker to learn the techniques needed to write this script successfully. All materials provided. Students may purchase marker for additional fee.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Roses, Part 2: How to Grow Period Roses Lord Manus MacDhai We will discuss how to plant and grow varieties of period roses. I will cover where to find period varieties, how to plant and care for them, what to do about pests (both insect and diseases), and, if there is time, propagating rose plants.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Advanced Viking Wire Weaving and Trouble Shooting Lady Arnbjorg Karlsdottir Do you love Viking wire weaving but want to learn more? Come and learn double, triple weave and some fun stuff like spirals. This will be hands-on class, teaching different weaving techniques. Students must know how to do single Viking wire weaving. In addition if you are having trouble with Viking wire weaving, bring your piece and I will try to help you. Are you doing something interesting? Bring it by. I would love to see it.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Drop Spinning 101 Baroness Catherine of deva Want to learn to drop spin or have had a hard time picking it up? Come and learn using a high whorl spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. Spindles can be purchased for $3.00.
08-04
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 From Fiber to Garb Mistress Emengar la fileresse We will discuss fiber, prep, yarn and cloth-making choices in different periods and locations. Emphasis will be on available techniques and fiber sources. Examples will be provided, but please bring your own to share.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Period Islamic Cooking Master Cariadoc A description of a wide range of recipes from period Islamic cookbooks, along with a discussion of the available sources.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Henna History and Application THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including traditions, materials, and techniques, and how you can use it yourself today. We will mix some henna in class, which for me (becoming a professional artist) was the hardest part to learn; everyone gets some to use and take.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Cover Your Cooler Baroness Emer von Atzinger Modern methods. Quick, cheap and easy way to cover up your coolers. I will have red green and black felt available to use. If you want another color bring enough craft felt to go around your cooler. Bring your cooler or its circumference and height.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Making Your Second Garb Lady Ursula Mortimer OK, you've folded over the fabric and stitched up the sides. Now you're going to events regularly and you'd like to make something that fits a little better and looks a little nicer, but is still easy to make. Learn a method that will save fabric, use all straight seams and look great on any body shape. Also appropriate for a first project.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Walk Like a Phoenician: Dance in Ancient Sources Lady Melanie de la Tour A basic history of ancient belly dance, based on Greek and Roman sources. NB: this is a dance history class, not a dance performance class.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Making Your Own Watercolors THL Padraig Muadhan Using period pigments, and natural, period binders, students will learn how to make their own pan watercolors. Students will leave the class with at least one full pan of watercolor, with the option to make more.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Laugh and Lie Down Games Tent Staff A simple, matching-style card game. We'll teach the rules and then give you a chance to play.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of the script The Young Elizabeth by Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 7th Annual Poker Card Tournament Lord Ælfwine se Pyttel This is a bear pit-style format where the loser of the bout stays to fight the next fencer. Fencers stay until they have won or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field whether they won or lost shall receive a poker card and shall keep up to 7 cards. The winner of the tournament shall be determined by the best poker hand of 5 cards. This format will be run twice to determine two winners. There will also be a volunteer winner chosen at random from the marshals that help assist in running the tournament. You could win by playing or by volunteering!
08-04
10:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Teen Training Lord Martin Wasser Speier This is a YouthU class designed for kids age 10-18 to help increase their endurance and strength for youth martial activities. Bring water and a mat or towel. Due to the restrictions of location and equipment this will primarily be focused on calisthenics, but a program for training with weights can be discussed and demonstrated after class.
08-04
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-04
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia for Beginners Lady Mehpare Vahide Karga A beginner's class on commedia dell'arte, introducing the history of commedia, the stock characters, and semi-improvisational medieval comedy.
08-04
11:00
1.5 A&S 1 The Social (Media) Event of the Season Lady Olivia Baker Making an event happen, I mean really happen, is not simple or intuitive. I'm not talking about being an event manager or event steward, here. I'm talking about event promotion. I'm talking about getting your event in front of people who wouldn't see it without the power of the Internet. Now, take away any possibility of an advertising budget. Now add in the additional hurdle of being a group of medievalists. We face some serious hurdles! Let's talk about how to jump those hurdles and effectively promote your event. This course assumes a basic understand of the Internet, including some terminology and navigation.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Germanic Arms 101 Master Ulric von der Insel An introduction to the basics of designing a device for a persona from the Holy Roman Empire. Basic knowledge of arms design is helpful, but not really necessary, and we can also talk about how to narrow down the many options to make it easier for you. We’ll talk about the style of our period and what best passes with the SCA College of Arms.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Harassment and the SCA: A Guided Discussion Lady Finnguala ingen Néill ... With increasing social awareness of the difficulties harassment can pose within a social group, an organization as diverse and widespread as the SCA has seen its share of incidents. This is a guided discussion and brainstorming session intended to increase understanding of the issue, hear what individual branches are doing about it, and share ideas and options that can help increase affirmative support and knowledge of the options available to branches and event staff.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Perfect Medieval Spindle and Distaff Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Match a spindle and distaff to your persona and time period in Western Europe. See the different types of removable whorl spindles and distaves (hand, waist & floor) and learn which goes with which. Early period (Roman/Viking), Middle Ages up to Early Modern. Not a beginner’s class; some spinning experience expected for hands-on. Students may bring their own spindles, distaves & wool if desired. Kits as well as loaners are available for very brief hands-on experience in class. Mixed lecture and hands-on.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Plausibly Period: Gluten-Free in the Middle Ages THL Isolda Fairamay Discover some surprising history about celiac disease and gluten-free dining. Then learn how easy it is to incorporate gluten-free selections into your feasts that everyone will love. Recipes will be available and there will be samples to taste! All are welcome!
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Keyboards Before 1600: Instruments and Repertoire Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska In this class we'll explore European keyboard instruments and their repertoire in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We'll listen to recordings of period keyboards and look at facsimiles of keyboard intabulations. If there is time and interest, we'll discuss how to read period notation for keyboard music. In particular we'll look at the German Keyboard Tablature of the Buxheimer Organ Book and the notation in Attaignant's intabulations of chansons.
08-04
11:00
3.0 A&S 11 Period Egyptian Necklace Lady Helga Pilkvist We will create a period Egyptian necklace that can be counted as the basis of most seed beads necklaces in history.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 I Wanna Help at Events but They Say I'm Too Young! Youth University (YouthU, 11-15) Having trouble getting involved with events because of your age? Sometimes adults need a little help figuring out how youth can assist them! Here’s your chance to learn what you can do and how to offer to do it. We will talk about different kinds of events and the various activities they offer, with a focus on how youth in the “tween” age bracket can provide service and participate. Attendees will have a chance to share their ideas and experiences, and there will be a handout with ideas (and room for notes!) to take home.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. This isn't limited to current territorials; former and potential Baronesses and Barons; all are welcome!
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Viking Navigation Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are currently unverifiable by archeological evidence. However, the search for answers goes on. This class will present the arguments for at least two methods of direction-finding by experts in the field. The published findings of Soren Thirslund from the Danish National Maritime Museum and Leif Karlsen, a retired merchant marine navigator will be presented. Both of these gentlemen’s published findings are internationally recognized and available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde Denmark. Hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
08-04
11:00
1.5 A&S 16 Frying Pan Breads and Pastries Master Cariadoc A demonstration of two period flatbread recipes and two period pastry recipes, all of which can be made in a frying pan over your campfire. The flatbreads are 10th-century Middle Eastern and 16th-century Mughal; the pastries are both 13th-century Maghrebi.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 19 Build a Crossbow for 25 Bucks Zeus Simeoni If you bring 25 bucks, you can walk out with a crossbow that you made with hand tools and a drill. This is an actual crossbow for use on the range. It will be ugly, but you can make it pretty or change it later now that you know how this works.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Lady Serafina Della Torre How to throw atlatl darts effectively.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Women Can't Read-Debunk'd: A Sleeping Pen Awakened THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig Literacy does not mean the same thing today that it meant 500 years ago, and this change is more complicated when gender enters the picture. We will examine women's literacy between 1400-1600, and will examine women who wrote, men and women who wrote about women writing, and the distinction between women reading and women writing.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Italian Dances from the German Letter Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir Come learn some dances from Italy in 1517 via a letter home by a German traveler. Some of these dances are found in earlier sources but are interestingly different here.
08-04
11:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Discovering a Calligraphic Hand That Suits You Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh A hand that matches your personal handwriting is easier to learn and more enjoyable to practice. We will explore and experiment.
08-04
12:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational commedia dell'arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand-new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Lord 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 Lord 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, as well as 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!
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 14th-Century Decorative Hair Pins Baroness Collette de Valois Learn to make 14th-century decorative brass hairpins. First 10 in class will get materials to make 1 hairpin. If you want to bring your own materials, bring one piece of 8" long, 12- or 13-gauge brass wire, one piece of 36" long 26-gauge brass wire, and a needle-nose pliers.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wee Scadians: Find them, Keep Them! Lady Annika Siltanen Youth and families are essential to the future (and present!) of the SCA. This class will discuss how to recruit and maintain families with children in your local group, and what to do with them once you have them! Children's Activities are fun and all, but there are so many things beyond that to be done to keep children (and their parents) happy, engaged, and excited about their future in the Society. Come get some pointers from a Youth Officer and SCA parent, and bring your own ideas to share! (Children are welcome to attend, and will have their own quiet activity to do during class.)
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 Fabliaux or Tavern Tales THL Seathan MacDhabhidh A discussion of period French and English metrical tales. These tales varied in length taking from five minutes to an hour or more to tell. The content was usually a comic, frankly coarse, and often cynical tale in verse popular in period, especially during the 12th and 13th centuries. The themes often made fun of the clergy and upper classes and were designed to entertain the low-born. Presentation of these tales to common men and women in taverns and public gatherings was probably a means for a common traveling bard to maintain a livelihood, earning a meal and a place to sleep while traveling from village to village. Excerpts and examples will be presented. The content of some of the pieces is sexually suggestive or implies morally corrupt behavior.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Embossing Metal, a Simplified Kind of Repoussé THL Corasande of Starrhill (YouthU Ages 11-14) Using metal foil and wooden tools, we will make a picture by embossing a picture in the metal. This class is geared for children. When we are done we will patina the metal to show contrast.
08-04
12:00
2.0 A&S 14 Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Master Morien MacBain Never get involved in a land war in Asia! A survey of the causes and effects of military fiascoes from classical antiquity to the Elizabethan age. Special attention will be paid to the foibles of the Roman Republic and Empire, as well as the Hundred Years' War.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Shimmy Lab, aka Butt-Wiggling, 101-4 Lady Oola Gulabi Explore the exciting variations and dynamics of the shimmy. This drill class will get you moving, sweating and thinking.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Body Mechanics for Beginning/Intermediate Dancers Lord Ari Thorbrandsson All levels welcome! A survey of nonverbal cues and body mechanics to enhance everyone's dance experience. We'll learn a dance along the way!
08-04
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Khaliji Choreography Sahar de Valencia Learn a women's Khaliji (Gulf) dance choreographed by Kay Hardy Campbell to Warene, a song by the Miami (Kuwati) Band. Thobes not provided.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Vocal Techniques for Singers and Storytellers Lord Cailin mac Aindréis Give your voice greater strength, better control, expanded range and color, and more energy. Tips and tricks to improve your entertaining voice!
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players, Youth Readers' Theatre, will give the youth (ages 8-14) an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience by creating a staged reading of A Bag Full of Fables by Robert Lehan. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. No audition necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed Friday, 8/4, in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:00 pm. Children under 12, please bring a parent or guardian.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels (including beginners) welcome.
08-04
12:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Crumhorn Appreciation Society Master Aaron Drummond An hour of crumhorn playing! All soft wind cap instruments (cornemuses, kelhorns, etc.) are welcome. Repertoire will be determined by the level of the attendees. Some instruments will be available to borrow for those with prior recorder experience.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shūji: Taking the Brush - Japanese Calligraphy Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military governments. Epistolatory style and the structure of official documents will be introduced. Participants will learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. We will also discuss paper and signature seals. The bulk of the class will consist of a hands-on calligraphy class similar to those held in Tokyo. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes, ink stones, paper weights, and hanshi-size felt mats if you have them. There will be limited loaner supplies of all of these available at class. Paper and ink is included in the class materials fee.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Making a Hare Net Mistress Emengar la fileresse We will apply the ancient technique of knotting to the creation of a purse net that is used in Europe to catch large rabbits or hares. Use of the net will be explained, as well as the use of the netting knot for other applications such as fishing nets, corrals, hair nets, and lacis fabric. Kits will be available for purchase or you can bring your own. Do not bring netting needles/spacers for hair nets, as the scale is too small.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Customer Service Mistress Wu Yun Are you a new herald? Are you an extra-crispy herald? Either way, come hear about ways to better serve your group with a few simple changes in how you see the office.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Block Printing 101 Lady Sisuile Butler Using a combination of modern materials and period techniques, play with the decorative technique of block printing fabric. We'll look at period techniques and examples, and get a chance to work with period-style blocks. Wear "messy" clothes; this class involves dyes and inks.
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 With These Knots I Bind My Camp Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Before cordless drills and screws, before plentiful cheap nails, even before glue, there was knotted cord holding our lives together. Sadly, most of us barely know how to tie even two or three knots. My guarantee: You will learn to master a small handful of knots that will meet almost every need you may have in camp - or double your money back!
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Basics Of Leather-Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather-working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Performance and Written Work Documentation for A&S THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Documenting a performance or original written work is challenging. Judging sheets do not always help with what you need to document. “Materials” and other terms are ethereal concepts in a performance or written work! Elements to consider when documenting your historical performance or historically based written work will be discussed.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Soap in a Bottle! DIY Hard Soap for Soapballs, &c. THL Elska á Fjárfelli Use a 2-liter soda bottle to safely make small amounts of cold process olive oil & lye soap without having to invest in fancy equipment. Basic modern and medieval soap-making will be discussed, as well as how to make period scented soap balls. (If you have access to bottles with lids, please bring to class.) Due to the use of potentially harmful chemicals, the class is only open to people who follow instructions well (no kids)! Each participant will leave with a bar of soap in a bottle.
08-04
13:00
1.5 A&S 12 Period Greek Make-and-Take THL Faye de Trees Bring 4-6 yards of linen and 4-6 yards of cord, matching thread, needle, and scissors and learn to hem, drape, and tie it into accurate Greek garb! This make-and-take will create a perfect wardrobe staple for Pennsic. We will discuss other variations that are accurate, affordable, and beautiful. Perfect to pair with the "Are You Wearing a Tablecloth?" class.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Midrealm Epay System Training Lady Alays de la Salle Required training to use the Midrealm Epay System. The group Exchequer and Reservationist must take this training before using the system to accept credit card payments for an event.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 A Taste of Maghribi and Andalusi Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Discussion of the cuisines of al-Andalus and al-Maghrib, based on two surviving 13th-C. Andalusi cookbooks, the so-called "Anonymous Andalusian" cookbook, and my translation of the Fudalat al-khiwan fi tayibat al-ta'am wa al-alwan ("Delights of the Table, the Best Foods & Dishes") by Ibn Razin al-Tujibi. Handout will include recipes, and I will bring a few dishes to sample.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-04
13:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) From the Mind of a Bored Drummer (Even + Odd = ?!) Ziggy What happens when you take an odd-count rhythm and mash it with an even-count rhythm? Sometimes you get a train wreck, sometimes you get a moment of brilliance! Come and learn a couple of new rhythms I created or bring your own to share. Bring Your Own Drum.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Less Familiar ECD Dances Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse We'll cover dances such as Gelding the Devil, Adson's Saraband, Broome, and Chelsea Reach.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Card Games: Tarot Games Tent Staff Tarot cards are used in games as well as divination. Come and learn the rules and join in a fun, easy game.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Recorder Consort: 15th- and 16th-Century Music Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant Come play an assortment of Renaissance pieces in good company! This group playing session is geared for intermediate and above recorder players who are comfortable with their instruments and with sight-reading. Bring your recorders and a stand. Sheet music will be provided; feel free to bring your own favorites (in multiple copies, please).
08-04
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Best of the Knowne Worlde Rapier Tourney Lord Cyrus Augur Come one, come all! Come watch the best of the best fight! Open only to those with a grant level rapier award, MoD, knights, and Masters of Arms.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Non-European Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class to non-European chainmail. Bring your own tools. Limit of 5 participants. Materials provided. $10 materials fee.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-04
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-04
14:00
0.5 A&S 1 Two Capon and a Lentil Recipe from the Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas A capon cooked in good rich rich broth with quartered onions, a piece of prosciutto ham, a pinch of lard, and minced parsley. A capon browned in lard then boiled with good broth with prunes, cherries, garlic cloves, and stalks of fennel, toasted bread crumbs soaked in sour grape juice, spices, pounded herbs in oil. A lentil dish with raisins, toasted bread crumbs soaked in red wine and a small amount of vinegar, honey, ground true cinnamon, and pepper.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Klosterstich and Bayeux Tapestry Stitch Baroness Janina Krakowska Klosterstitch and Bayeux Tapestry embroidery stitches were used to create wool decorative hangings from the 11th to 16th centuries. The Bayeux Tapestry stitch produces a firmer and more dense design. The Klosterstitch is not as dense and more appropriate for hangings or other items that won't see significant wear. Some experience with embroidery is very useful. Please bring your favorite scissors and a hoop. A few will be available to borrow. Also a portable light source if you find it useful in the possibly dark tent. The kit will contain fabric, wool, needles, and handout.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 4 Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys THL Gaeira Aggadottir In this demonstration and lecture class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to etch copper, brass, and nickel silver with Ferric Chloride. Various resists will be discussed with an emphasis on heat transfer resists: PnP Blue and Toner Transfer Paper (TTP). You will be able to adapt these techniques to etch a wide variety of jewelry items, favors, largesse, coronets, belt elements that can be riveted on, armor decorations, scrolls, etc. Most of the techniques discussed can be used to etch fine silver and sterling silver using Ferric Nitrate. The hand-out will be available on my website at: http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/metalSawing.html
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Damaged Defence Baron Boris Dragons Bane A roundtable discussion for fencers with disabilities or physical challenges. How have you learned to adapt? Open to all.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Spoken Latin Dumnona An introduction to basic conversational Classical Latin and grammar. Oral participation optional, but strongly encouraged.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Babies at Pennsic: A Discussion Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to deal with babies and small children at Pennsic: a discussion by and for those who have done it, are doing it, or will do it.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 16 North African Wrapped Dresses Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora This class will cover women's Maghribi wrapped dresses, and examine the similarities and differences with other people who wore this style, including Romans, Celts, and VIkings. We will also look at accompanying undergarments and accessories. If you want to be wrapped up before you go, bring 5-6 yards of light linen or cotton fabric, 55-60" wide. You will also need a belt or rope, and two very large safety pins, brooches, or kilt pins.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Building a Household: An Oldcastle Model Duchess Melisande de Belvoir There are many kinds of households in the Society. We will discuss several of them, focusing primarily on Clan Oldcastle, the one I know best.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Whose Partner Am I Anyway? Baroness Gianna Vettori Why settle for dancing with one partner when you can dance with both! Learn three fun, flirty, and fickle four-person Playford dances including Rufty Tufty, Heart's Ease, and Cuckolds All in A Row. Basic ECD steps will be reviewed. Beginner plus.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 1 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Zills, or finger cymbals, add much to a performance. This class series will have the students learning a zill choreography with the option of performing it as a group at the Middle Eastern Dance Expo. Recommended for intermediate dancers who know zill basics as this class will move quickly through the choreography. Performance costuming should consist of a period or peri-oid coat worn over salwar or harem pants and a simple hip scarf or belt. Dancers must attend 3 of the 4 sessions including the final one in order to be eligible to perform.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Technical Theater: Lights, Stage, Action! THL Lorelei Skye Come and learn about the behind-the-scenes tech theater of the Performing Arts Tent: building the stage, rigging curtains, running lights, and more! Useful class for those wanting to volunteer now or in the future for setup, strike, evening performances, and light re-sets.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Tengusanji (the pointy end of Willow Point) (E19) Japanese Dyeing I: Setting Up a Dye Bath Lady Oribe Tsukime How to set up a dye bath for the total beginner. Includes direct, mordanted, and vat dyes (gardenia, madder, and indigo).
08-04
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Just a Little Sling Lady Serafina Della Torre While we cannot sling weapons at Pennsic, this class will show the construction of a basic sling.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Begin Egyptian Tabla (Doumbek) with Donovan THL Donovan al Darbuka Come and learn the basics of the Egyptian tabla (doumbek). We will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Building Scrolls Without a Book of Hours Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot What? No Book of Hours? Yes! Learn how to use period artwork to build scrolls and break into a new area of creativity.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Drawing Heraldic Art Master Kryss Kostarev While this class is mostly for anyone who would like to help out the heralds or become a herald, it can help scribes or anyone who wants to draw heraldry.
08-04
15:00
1.5 A&S 3 Espionage and Covert Action In the Elizabethan Age Master Morien MacBain A survey of Elizabeth's intelligence service, spymasters, codes, and night's black agents, as well as the litany of conspiracies and plots they faced!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Getting to know the English Sonnet Viscountess Jimena Montoya A brief overview of the development of the sonnet during the English Renaissance. Although moderns frequently identify Shakespeare with the sonnet form, he was far from the only sonneteer of the Renaissance or even the most well known. The course will cover some of the major poets and developments in the sonnet tradition and work through ways to read and comprehend sonnets more easily. We’ll read poems and talk about some conventions and tropes of the genre. No previous knowledge of sonnets or Renaissance England required. A handout will be provided.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Without a Cooler Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to feed yourself period food at long camping events without the use of a cooler.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Make Your Own Medallion Cord THL Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Advanced English Country Dance: Step Stately Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) From first edition Playford comes a challenging dance: Step Stately.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Games Tent Staff We will teach 3-Man Morris (similar to tic-tac-toe), Rota, 9-Man, and 12-Man Morris. The games range from simple to challenging.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Líadán Liathain Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
08-04
15:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): ME&WDE Tech and Lighting Check Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Tengusanji (the pointy end of Willow Point) (E19) Japanese Dyeing II: Preparing the Fabric Lady Oribe Tsukime Preparing fabric for dyeing and simple shibori tie-dye techniques. Bring your own small item to dye or purchase a handkerchief or scarf (optional).
08-04
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis New songs for haflas! Habibi Ya Eini, Efem, Qaddukal Mayas (Ada Sahilleri) and more. Bring your drum, zills, band or orchestra instruments. Sheet music available to purchase. Let's make beautiful Middle Eastern music together.
08-04
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Afternoon Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Left-Handed Calligraphy THL Padraig O'Branduibh An introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Bliaut Revisited Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of what we know about the 12th-century garment known as the bliaut. Discussion of where we arrived at fallacies, and where to find better sources. Discussion and suggestions for recreating both men's and women's bliauts. Free hand-out with patterns.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 9 How to Really Read a Poem: Poetic Scansion THL Emer ingen ui Aidan An introduction to "scansion", the technical art of detecting a poem's structure and poetic techniques, for both poets and appreciative readers. In this class we will discuss poetic devices such as meter, rhyme scheme, and alliteration, and learn how to mark a poem for better analysis of these techniques.
08-04
16:00
1.5 A&S 16 Making Couscous by Hand Master Galefridus Peregrinus Fresh, hand-made couscous is very different from the instant stuff available at most grocery stores. The earliest documented couscous recipe dates from the 13th century and describes a process that is still followed in North Africa with very little change. We'll be following that recipe to make couscous from scratch. If all goes well, attendees will have some hand-made couscous to take with them at the end of the class. Limited to 10 hands-on participants, but others may come to watch.
08-04
16:00
2.0 Caer Ciunniunt (E01) Pennsic Homes, Part 2: Tour Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A tour of just a few the different types of Pennsic homes and other mobile structures. Lots of walking.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Tengusanji (the pointy end of Willow Point) (E19) Japanese Dyeing III: Dyeing the Fabric Lady Oribe Tsukime Simmer your fabric in the dye bath and learn about the Japanese dyes most commonly used in period.
08-04
17:00
2.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will be two archery marshals meetings, the first on Friday, August 4, at 5 pm and second on Sunday, August 6, at 5 pm. All archery marshals should attend one of these meetings.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Learn to Read, Write, and Sing Byzantine Notation THL Marion Quyn Master musician or neume newbie: This class is for everyone! See how a simple system can be used to depict relative and absolute pitch and learn how to translate some medieval and modern day "hits" into this beautiful style of notation.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Late Period Rounds Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.
08-04
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! (And don't miss when we do it again on War Week Thursday!) Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
08-04
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-04
18:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Period Drinking Songs Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing. This class might take place in a tent without chairs, so please consider bringing your own.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Youth Readers' Theater: A Bag Full of Fables Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Youth Readers' Theatre will perform A Bag Full of Fables by Robert Lehan. This will be a script in-hand performance by the youth of Pennsic, ages 8-14. This type of performance does not have costumes, sets, or lighting. Sponsored by the Known World Players. Open to all performers 8-14; see class listings for rehearsal details.
08-04
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-04
19:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Walk Like a Phoenician: Dance in Ancient Sources Lady Melanie de la Tour A basic history of ancient belly dance, based on Greek and Roman sources. NB: this is a dance history class, not a dance performance class.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Readers' Theater: The Young Elizabeth Pennsic Performing Arts This is a staged reading of the script The Young Elizabeth by Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. Sponsored by Known World Players. See class listings for rehearsal details. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-04
19:30
1.0 Bog U (E24) Period Oil Lamps; Light up the Bog! Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oil lamps were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safeoil lamps still are! Learn how to camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. Taught at Bog University this year, inexpensive wick kits and free oil will be available to allow everyone to depart the class with a burning oil lamp. Let's light up the Bog!
08-04
20:15
1.0 Rapier Field Night Sky over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Enjoy viewing the night sky over Pennsic. A small telescope will be present. Bring chairs and blankets out near the fencing list at about dusk. Family-friendly.
08-04
21:00
2.0 Dance Tent Early Bird Ball Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Come and dance at the first ball at Pennsic! Lots of fun dances and opportunities to greet old friends and to meet new ones! If you are interested in playing in the band, Siri Toivosdotter (Jo-Ann Sheffer) will be organizing the music and directing.
08-04
21:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lorelei Skye: Songs of Humor, Whimsy, and Woe! Pennsic Performing Arts Lorelei Skye returns performing yesteryear and original songs of humor, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-05
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-05
08:00
3.0 Chirurgeons' Point 5th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Scribes' Track Mistress Alicia Langland In this 5-day track, brand-new scribes will learn the skills (Layout, Gothic Calligraphy, Drawing the Flowers, Gilding, and Painting) needed to create award-worthy scrolls based on this 15th-century French manuscript: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53000324z/f1.planchecontact In class, you will create a small project suitable for framing. Fee includes supplies for all 5 days, plus a starter scribal kit to create an 11 x 14" scroll at home. Students must commit to attending all 5 sessions. Each session will last 2 hours. A different skill will be covered each session.
08-05
09:00
4.0 Æthelmearc Royal (TBD) Artisans' Playtime Lady Greer Wallace Calling the Artisans of the Known World! Come out to Æ Royal and share your skill. Pick up a new technique or revisit an old one. Not sure if the Arts & Sciences are for you? Ever wondered what that thingy is? Or how do they do that? Come to Æ Royal and figure it out.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Archery St. Sebastian's Archery Shoot VIII Lord Janyn Fletcher A full day of Atlantian-style archery with 13 novelty stations to test your prowess with the bow. Come on out and have some fun and take a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Shoot will start at 9 am and all score cards must be turned in by 4 pm with awards right afterwards.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Lord Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Examines examples of extant pieces and images, and the many ways cross stitch was used, alone and with other stitches, plus a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Combat Archery for Commanders Mistress Zoe Akropolitina We'll use diagrams and demonstrations to discuss how to incorporate CA tactics in typical battlefield scenarios.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Elizabethan Working Clothes Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy Nothing's as impressive as full-bore, late-period finery, but save your silks and farthingales for courts and dancing. This class will discuss choices of attire for pitching tents, cooking over a fire, going to the market, etc., including options for the range of climes that Pennsic can contain. This is not a clothing construction class, though sources for patterns and materials are included in the handout, and details of fit may be discussed.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 German Reformation and Sumptuary Laws Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword A look at German sumptuary laws, the effects of the Reformation, and how the people broke the rules. These are the laws that ran the everyday lives of the citizens of the German city states - not only how they dressed, but how they celebrated, practiced their faith, and planned a meal, and socialized.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 Braiding Hair Lady Kassir NiDeoraine Practice the art of braiding hair, either on ourselves or with a camp mate.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 12 Everyday Elizabethan for the Middling Sort Lady Kathryn Perry What did working and middle class people wear in Elizabethan England? What layers, what fibers, what fabrics? Learn what goes into a comfortable, everyday outfit. Look at different possibilities and get ideas for designing your own mid- to late-16th-century wardrobe. For men and women. The focus is on English ensembles, but other western European sources will be used also.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 13 Make and Take Rag Dolls Lady Alicia de Berwic Rag dolls were a child's best friend in period. Learn how to assemble one of your very own to take home. This class is specifically designed to be accessible for all ages, including special needs adults and children. The instructor works with special needs adults and designed this as a positive motor-skill reinforcing activity. Dolls are one per person. Come any time during the block, as long as we have space you can participate. Only plant fiber rags.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 16 Period Slavic Seed Beads: Gerdan Lady Helga Pilkvist We will create a period ethnic necklace that was used as an amulet a long time ago in East Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Retaining: Taking Care of Your Royalty Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena This class is for people who have never retained before and those who have but are now going to be the Head Retainer for a reign. We’ll discuss the overall duties of being a retainer, caring for yourself and running a reign.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance for Children and Families Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir Some simple steps and dances will be taught to introduce children of all ages and their families to period European dancing. No experience needed.
08-05
09:00
3.0 Fort Battle of La Rochelle Master Anton du Marais The defenders of La Rochelle will die! The only question is, when? Join us at the Fort to find out. Heavy rapier and rubber band gun melée. Attackers will have unlimited resurrections, defenders will have limited resurrections. RBG cannon are welcome. No archery, please. Pennsic standard rules for rapier apply. Don't have a heavy rapier? Bring a dagger or two. Bring a friend or 20. The more the merrier. Don't like to fight melée? Come and get close to the action and help marshal the battle. Please muster at the Fort half an hour before the start time, especially if you want to fight along with a particular group. Time permitting, we will do something new and different for the last battle. Come check it out.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Guild of Saint Barbara (Top of Mt Eislin under the Gunners Red Fly. Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Annual Meeting and Training Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will having its annual meeting on Middle Saturday at 10 am. Immediately following will be a black powder training session for new gentles that wish to learn and join us on the line, or a refresher for those who would desire. Hands-on training will be from 12 pm to 3 pm. The meeting will cover new items and also go over the firing schedule for Pennsic 46. 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!
08-05
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD
08-05
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Youth Point Story Time with the Mayor Classes Provided at YFP Come meet the Mayor and have him read you a story or two.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Insular Majuscule Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of the hand that is best known for its use in the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Mask Performance and Mumming Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain Masked performers appeared in a number of countries in medieval and Renaissance Europe, in mummings, masques and other performances. After an overview describing such performances, the class will practice performing in masks. (Masks will be available, or feel free to bring your own!) Weather permitting, the class will make a short field trip "in character" (wearing the masks) down a Pennsic thoroughfare.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Tiny Stocking Lady Gudrun Thorvaldsdottir We will knit a small version of a period-esque stocking. For experienced knitters; must know how to use double-pointed needles, increase and decrease, and pick-up stitches. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Beginner's Guide to Garbing Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Come and learn about colors, materials, and patterns used in Middle Ages & Renaissance. This class will focus mostly on appropriate colors and materials for the 13th-16th centuries with some helpful hints on where to start with garbing.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Untangling Twist Morwenna O Hurlihie Are you getting started with spinning and there's just this thing you don't get? Have you been spinning for years and you would like a few more pointers? Do you have a tool (spindle, wheel) that's driving you bonkers? Are you trying out a different fiber and getting tangled up? Come hang out with a spinster and work through your current spinning questions. Work through an issue, or just hang out with people who like to talk fiber. I've been spinning for 30 years. I can't promise to solve all your problems, but we should be able to work through a couple.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Irish Bardic Tradition Baron Charles O'Connor The Irish Bardic Tradition from pre-Christian times to the Flight of the Earls (1607). Details on the Bardic Schools, status and power of bards, ability to curse through "satire," the epics, praise poems, music, and presentation style.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how to use period dye techniques and materials to make your hair red, black, brown, or just shinier, healthier, and longer than ever. We'll focus on henna but explore other herbs to color and protect hair naturally without dangerous chemicals. Some supplies will be available at the class.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Spinning "Yarns" Lady Nadyezhda the Simple Spinning has been the subject of mythology and folklore in hundreds of cultures. Join me for a discussion of some of them, including the answer to the age-old question, what did Sleeping Beauty really stick her finger on? Some adult content due to the original Sleeping Beauty story. Sorry, Uncle Walt!
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 New? A Class on the Basics/Intro to Royalty Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Are you new to the Society, or have you only gone to a few events? Still confused about what there is to do and what we are about? Come meet the Chatelain for the Kingdom of Atlantia (the officer in charge of welcoming you to the Society) and get a grasp on the basics. Learn about what essentials you should have for an event, basic customs and protocol, how to get involved, persona and heraldry, as well as much more. We promise you will learn a lot! Also, come and meet some of the Royalty and Royal Peers of the Knowne World. One of the things that makes Pennsic stand out from other events is the large number of Royalty and Royal Peers in attendance from all over the Knowne World. To many, they are the “stars” of the SCA that many only get to see from a distance. This is your opportunity to not only meet some of them, but to talk to them and ask them questions, or sit and listen. It is something that you will not soon forget!
08-05
10:00
1.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Period-Like Printing with Computers THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the availability of modern typefaces for computers which approximate (or recreate) period-looking type. Printing in the SCA is one of the few aspects of our endeavor where we neglect period-ness, and in this class we will explore ways, using typefaces, art, and layout techniques, to make our publications look more period. (Please leave your Times New Roman and Helvetica at the gate!) Bring a thumb drive to class, so you can download any of the free fonts we discuss!
08-05
10:00
2.0 Dance Tent 15th-Century Italian Dance 3.0 "At Tempo" Lady Helena Hrolfsdottir This class will discuss newer research on the four tempi in this dance era and how the steps are performed both in their native tempo and in other tempi. Practice of the basic steps as described by Domenico and others along with review of several dances will be included with the lecture and discussion on dance tempi and dance step descriptions.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Chess Games Tent Staff Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Early Music Notation: Petrucci's Prodigious Press Master John Elys Ottaviano Petrucci (1466-1539) was the first large-scale printer of music. Between 1501 and 1509 he published over 40 books of music: instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, sober and whimsical, but all with a visual clarity that would not be equaled for another 200 years. We'll read a variety of pieces in facsimile from the Petrucci press, stopping to discuss notational difficulties as they come up. Bring a melody instrument (or voice) you play fluently: recorder, fiddle, harp, viol, lute, etc.
08-05
10:00
1.0 The Camp of the Three Bears (N17 along Battle Road) Anglo-Saxon Cookery Baron Ealdred of Gwyntarian A discussion and demonstration of Anglo Saxon cooking.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-05
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-05
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-05
10:00
2.0 Youth Point Period Fishing with Dame Anthoinette Martel Classes Provided at YFP Come learn to make period bait and equipment! All youth require an individual adult "buddy" for this class.
08-05
10:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Undulation Nation Val Complex and layered undulation patterns for belly dancers. I guarantee you will learn something new and exciting. Please have mastered basic undulations. We will learn the class's choice of horizontal, diagonal, spiral, circular or other undulation patterns and fabulous new undulation combinations.
08-05
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Visit Shakespeare's London Lady Ursula Mortimer Taught in persona. A guided tour of everyday life in the 1590s. How folk of all classes work, play, dress, and live - or don’t. The experience of the material and social culture of London life in the late Elizabethan period.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 On the Evolution of Jewish Names Lord Eleazar ha-Levi This class shows how Jewish names evolved from the simple names used in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament to Christians) through the Greco-Roman period and into a variety of European and Middle Eastern cultures. The class is intended for persons trying to develop a registerable Jewish name and for heralds as a help with clients working with clients who want a Jewish persona.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Leather Coronets: Light, Bright and Beautiful Lord Brendan Firebow Does your coronet weigh heavy on your brow....not from duty, but from the amount of metal on your head? Do you want something lighter but still elegant? This class will go over some of the options in putting together a leather coronet.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to a Basic Healing Balm Lady Dianimh Ban Learn some basics about some healing herbs for topical use, how to harvest and extract their oils plus the differences between a tincture and oils.Includes the differences between using fresh herbs and dry herbs and how to keep herbal creams fresh longer.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report. A discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Plagues of Europe: Yes - There Was More than One Master Alanus of Bunghea This class focuses on the types of plagues, their origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and their impact on the populations in affected areas. Measles, smallpox, bubonic plague, anthrax and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the population physically, economically, psychologically, spiritually and artistically.
08-05
11:00
3.0 A&S 9 Story Quest: A Spoken-Word Bardic Circle Pennsic Performing Arts Lady Scholastica Joycors hosts a quest for story in all of its spoken formats. Bring lunch and your poetry, prose, and tales for this spoken word bardic circle! Bardic Safe Space.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 An Analysis of Middle-Eastern Clothing in the SCA Mistress Asalah al-Hina What is the difference between Ottoman and Persian clothing? What did the Seljuks wear? Did men and women wear the same thing? A discussion of who wore when and where with hands-on example.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Tea with the Queen of Ealdormere Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Come and have a conversation with the Queen of Ealdormere. Take a look behind the palace doors and see how we try to make reigning look effortless.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) I Feel Pretty and Period THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A discussion of period skin care and hair care practices, both from the perspective of "What they did" as well as "What we can safely do." It is no secret that period skin care and hair care recipes often involved mercury, lead and arsenic, but there are also some great recipes and tools that SCAdians can use to further their immersion into their persona.
08-05
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
11:30
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Workshop: The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor Mistress Antoinette de la Croix This 4-part, 4-day hands-on Intermediate to Advanced workshop will cover the skills necessary to create a scroll based upon the Gladzor book: a fascinating combination of zoomorphic images, whitework, gold and inkwork. A faux script has been created to compliment this workshop.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 From One Manuscript, Many Scrolls THL Zofia Kowalewska Have you ever looked at a manuscript image and thought there was no way to do the whole thing? Learn how to redact the manuscript! If you want to work on a new technique or overall style, picking a small part of a larger, more complicated work is a great way to learn.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life THL Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and cycles of medieval life, or "the rhythm method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 Bidding for KWHSS Mistress Wu Yun For three years, my local shire tried to bid to host KWHSS. This class is the sum total of the knowledge that my group, staff, and I gained through that experience. If your group wants to host a different symposium this is not the class for you. Cooks and bards, metal and fiber all go through a different bidding process.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Paternosters: The Evidence Mistress Elizabethe Alles We will discuss what evidence we have for the construction of prayer beads in Europe prior to 1600 and the benefits and challenges of using each kind of source. Lecture-style class.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 4 Retaining Members in the SCA Workshop Baroness Una Uilebaine Retaining members in SCA groups can sometimes be difficult. This class will cover things that you can do to help retain all our valuable members and is geared toward those who hold officer positions. First, we will go over some basic do’s, don’ts and lessons learned that I have experienced within the SCA. Second, we will do some hands-on interaction between people in the class. This will be geared towards how to interact with new people. It will be especially helpful to those who “never know what to say” or have a hard time walking up to someone new and talking to them. Last, we will have a roundtable discussion to come up with more positive ways of interacting with very new members.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 The History of Kissing Lady Fortune St Keyne Juliet stated "palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss", but what do we know about the kiss in period? Our lips aren't sealed; come learn the history of the kiss.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Interlaced Herringbone / Kutchwork / Marash I Mistress Safiya bint Suleiman Interlaced herringbone stitch is a complex multi-step stitch used in Europe, northern Indian, and Armenian embroidery dating from the 13th C. This class teaches the basics of layout and work from which more complex patterns can be built.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Cloisonné Enameling THL Alys Treeby Come learn cloisonné enamel reproduction. We use non-leaded, vitreous enamel on copper discs. We will have some simple Byzantine and Saxon style examples that you may reproduce, or come with a simple design, that would be easy to shape with copper wire. We will use modern tools, but discuss medieval tools. If you have jewelry making tools, please bring them along as we only have a limited supply. You will leave with a finished item. Max of 8 participants.
08-05
12:00
3.0 A&S 11 Beginning Pysanky Lady Muirgheall O'Riein Students will learn the history of the pysanka, as well as the techniques involved, and have the opportunity to create one of their own. The class is listed as 3 hours to allow plenty of time for writing the shells; it doesn't usually take that long.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 12 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials Master Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
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1.0 A&S 13 How Not to Make a Gothic Fitted Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making this popular dress style, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
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12:00
1.5 A&S 15 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures, how it was started in myth, as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples. First session of this class will be held as an "in persona" discussion.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Shiny Hats and Medallions: Introduction to Royalty Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna Keeping everyone’s names straight can be confusing, but then when you add titles to the mix it takes on a whole new level. This class will cover the Society's award structure (so you know why people are clapping in court) as well what all the medallions and coronets mean. We will also discuss some of the differences in awards across the different Kingdoms. In addition, there will be a section on using titles appropriately and court etiquette. That way, when you are called up for the first time, you know what to do! Also, come and meet some of the Royalty and Royal Peers of the Knowne World. One of the things that makes Pennsic stand out from other events is the large number of Royalty and Royal Peers in attendance from all over the Knowne World. To many, they are the “stars” of the SCA that many only get to see from a distance. This is your opportunity to not only meet some of them, but to talk to them and ask them questions, or sit and listen. It is something that you will not soon forget!
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12:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) What to Play and Where to Play It Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant For those looking to get started or to find new opportunities making instrumental music in the SCA. Class will include tips and hints, roundtable discussion, demos of an assortment of instruments, and a playing session. Bring your instruments!
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12:00
1.5 Cafe Marhaba (Unknown) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales.
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12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary with Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova The Canary is a 16th-century dance with swagger and foot-stamping. I will teach a simplified pattern that will let you start having fun with it.
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12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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12:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 2 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Zills, or finger cymbals, add much to a performance. This class series will have the students learning a zill choreography with the option of performing it as a group at the Middle Eastern Dance Expo. Recommended for intermediate dancers who know zill basics as this class will move quickly through the choreography. Performance costuming should consist of a period or peri-oid coat worn over salwar or harem pants and a simple hip scarf or belt. Dancers must attend 3 of the 4 sessions including the final one in order to be eligible to perform.
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12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent String Theory THL Brendan O Corraidhe How do vibrating-string instruments really work? For players (and aspiring players) of plucked, strummed, and bowed string instruments, an understanding of the “what’s really going on physically” can be very enlightening. Practical tips for technique and practice will also be shared. Class will also include a discussion of the medieval understanding of what was going on in the context of Aristotelian (as opposed to modern Newtonian) physics. Mathematical and scientific concepts limited to length, mass, tension, and simple fractions. Instructor has been playing guitar since the 1970s and teaching (and performing in the SCA) since the '80s, when he was an engineering student.
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12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Beginning Period Cookery Lady Alicia of Cambion Want to cook "in period", but don’t know where to start? Your apartment doesn't have a handy open fireplace? No idea what an eyroun is or where to find one? No problem! This class is designed for beginners who might never have cooked a period recipe before but want a quick introduction into some of the basics of modern period cookery.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Fit Your Neck Hole: Keyhole Neck Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is all about the neck opening of any garment. We’ll look at the placement and geometry of how the neck hole works and get it to fit well every time. Primarily for keyhole necks, this works for the T-tunic, doublet, bodice, cotehardie, houppelande and even modern shirts.
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1.0 A&S 7 The Evolution of English: Cracking the Myths THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This class will cover the basic history of the development of the English language from Old English through Early Modern English from the standpoint of commonly-heard myths and incorrect facts about English, such as "English is a romance language, right?" The class will address time line, language contact, sound and grammar changes, and more. Questions and discussion welcome!
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13:00
1.5 A&S 8 The End of Commonwealth: Iceland, 1150-1264 Baron Fridrikr Tomasson A class looking at the Sturlunga period in Icelandic history, the time when the Commonwealth ended and the Kingdom of Norway took control of Iceland.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. Since the Met does not allow copies of the photos to be given out, the handout will include some charts I've made of them instead.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 14 Gender Relationships in Heian Japan Lady Fujinami no Kaede An exploration of gender relationships in Heian (794 to 1185) Japan, including marital relationships, literature, and ownership of property.
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1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar This class is for those who are interested in retaining but are unsure where to even begin the process of signing up. We will cover the steps needed to sign up, and how to retain. This is a roundtable discussion-type of class. There will be demonstrations of various interactions. Handout provided.
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13:00
1.0 Budgardr (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Chairs, tables, and a bed, all based on period designs. At least one chair, one table, and the bed are simple enough so that someone with only basic tools and no expertise should be able to make them.
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13:00
1.0 Dance Tent English Country Dance from the West Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Jack O'Lent, a fun, complex, and decidedly non-typical English Country Dance for sets of three couples! Stingo, which is a little more typical, but only so much so with a crazy fun last verse, will be added if time allows. This is an advanced class.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
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13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Early Music Notation: Marguerite's Chansonnier Master John Elys Queen Marguerite of Austria, Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy (1480-1530), was not only a musician herself but a noted patroness of the arts. One of her prized possessions was a 70-page handwritten collection of secular and sacred polyphonic music now referred to as Brussels 11239. We'll sight-read a variety of pieces from the book, stopping to discuss notational difficulties as they come up. Bring a melody instrument (or voice) you play fluently: recorder, fiddle, harp, viol, lute, etc.
08-05
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
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13:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Battle of Tortuga Warder Raphael di Merisi A non-war-point rapier battle. Two ships meet at sea. The one filled with pirates will attempt to board the other that will do its best to fend them off. RBGs will be allowed.
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13:00
2.0 The Camp of the Three Bears (N17 along Battle Road) Cooking with Crockery on a Campfire Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl A practicum on cooking over fire using period crockery pots and skillets. We'll provide the fire, some food, and a limited supply of crockery, and advice. You'll actually heat the crockery and cook, getting a feel for how to use these tools.
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13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Doumbek Lord Carmine Various topics for those looking to get beyond baladi. Pops, snaps, rolls, combinations, fills, soloing, etc.
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1.5 University-Battlefield Fighters' Dance Baron Boris Dragons Bane The use of basic Middle Eastern dance moves to improve fencing and heavy combat. Teaching balance, muscle isolation, and power transference.
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13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Faux Russian Calligraphy Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh Not everyone speaks the language of their persona, but would love to be able to figure out what it says on their scroll. We will explore this with pen and ink, and an appropriate "library petting zoo" will be available.
08-05
14:00
2.0 Amphitheater Writing Commedia dell'Arte Scenarios Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Quick and practical way to create period-plausible commedia scenarios for your troupe for practice, SCA event, or Pennsic performance! We will define a basic structure of a commedia play, identify the main characters and their functions, and learn to construct the scenarios that highlight the strengths of your troupe, whatever size and/or composition! Familiarity with basic history of commedia and characters required. No acting experience necessary.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 2 I Do Not Think That Means What You Think It Means THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana An exploration of the inter-kingdom anthropology of the usage of regalia and other tokens and designators of rank as used within the SCA.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Period Mustards THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Musings on Chinese Tea in the Song Dynasty Mistress Zoe Akropolitina We will touch on the culture, the preparation, the wares and the tea during the golden age of the tea house.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Burn the Coloring Pages, Toss Out the Foam Crowns! THL SæhildR barngóðR Fun, hands-on activity ideas for running a youth point that shares knowledge about medieval life and/or life in our Society. If there is time, we will also cover "How to Run 'It Takes My Child to Raze a Village'". There is an optional $5 fee if you want to actually make and take samples. My book will be available for an as-yet-to-be-determined fee. (Have to calculate printing and binding costs for this year.)
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1.0 A&S 6 In Search of Anglo-Saxon Recipes Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes Is it possible to uncover Anglo-Saxon recipes in known manuscripts? I have a working theory. A review of Ann Hagen's research and other sources on available food stuffs, cooking methods, and known habits that can point us to possible recipes.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Tale to Telling THL Brendan O Corraidhe I discuss a simple (if time-intensive) process for taking source material and turning it into a powerful performance, using as case studies two of my pieces. One, "Gawain and the Green Knight" (which I regularly perform - in full kit - for the Brit Lit classes at the college where I work), was worked up over a period of six months. It's a 30-minute prose rendition of the famous tale of knightly virtues, attempted seduction, and sorcery. I plan to present it (in series) at Enchanted Ground over Middle Weekend. Here's the first part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mG4MnMZwtM The second, "The Death of The Cid," was cooked up literally overnight, but resulted in me being named as Queen's Champion the next weekend. I performed it at Pennsic, where a Crown Prince sought me out afterward to thank me.
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1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class; you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Death and Dying in the Middle Ages Mistress Giovanna Adimari Come learn a little bit about death and dying in the Middle Ages. What was it like to live in the 14th century? How long did people live? What challenges did they face? After someone's death, what sort of practices did the survivors follow? How is it different from us today? (TeenU, 14-17)
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14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Nalbinding Hats! Mittens! Socks! Baroness Emer von Atzinger So you know how to do at least one nalbinding stitch? Take the next step and learn how to make hats, mittens or socks. Bring a nalbinding needle if you have one and some yarn you are willing to waste. I will have some materials available for those who do not have needles or yarn.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Scandalously Practical: Italian Drawers Lady Fortune St Keyne A delicate conversation about an indelicate subject: underwear. Several pairs of Renaissance Italian "trousers" from Venice are found in museums around the world. We'll discuss the origins of the garment, plus references in period and construction techniques using both period and modern patterning.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer PENNSIC 101: The Drums of War begin to Beat. It sound like so much fun... ...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible.
08-05
14:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Lady Serafina Della Torre How to throw atlatl darts effectively.
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14:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Simple Dances, Simply Fun Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Let's dance! Need I say more? All ages and abilities welcome. No fancy footwork, just an hour of moving to the music, from a variety of European styles.
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14:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci Body of the Mask: The Full Commedia Character THL Katrusha Skomorokha Based on the research of Antonio Fava, how to don the whole body of each commedia character to connect deeply with the audience with or without words. Please come prepared to move in comfortable clothing. Each day we will inspect the movement of a different class of character: the lovers, the first and second Zanni, Capitano, Signora and house servants, Pantalone and Dottore.
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14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Lovelace Manuscript Dances Duchess Diana Alene Tregirtse Covers some familiar and some new material from this earlier ECD source which demonstrates the evolution of this dance style.
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14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's learn to play that dumbek/riq/frame drum! Lady Zakiyyah (a.k.a. Kazuki) will help you get comfortable with that drum and have fun. We will go over posture, hand placement, tones, and some fun rhythms. Open to all ages.
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14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-05
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scroll Wordsmithing for Everyone THL Padraig O'Branduibh Wordsmithing for scrolls is a vital part of the scribal arts that anyone can do. Come learn how to get started.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Device Design THL Fiora Valori This class will teach you how to draw and design your (or a client's) device or badge for submission to the Collage of Arms. We will go over the Core Style rules from SENA and learn how to avoid administrative returns due to a redraw.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Some Simple Period Sauces THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces, with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 How to Build an Accurate Sundial Fred Blonder You may have noticed that large sundial at Okewode Hall. This is an advertisement to convince people that it is possible to make a dial that can be read as easily as a modern watch. The trick is to include all the astronomical corrections into the design of the dial, so they do not need to be applied after the dial is read. I intend to describe how I built this dial, and how you can do the same for your camp. I want enough people building and maintaining public dials for Pennsic, that they become the normal way for people to tell time. I will describe how to calculate the time-marks, lay them out on the dial, mark them with nails, set the gnomon to the correct angle, and calibrate the whole thing once it's hanging on the wall. I will cover construction details and various safety considerations to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. There will be math, specifically some high school-level trigonometry, but you should not let that frighten you away.
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15:00
1.5 A&S 7 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago Master Morien MacBain We will examine the legends, history, and lore of the Camino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. Taught by former pilgrims. ¡Buen camino!
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15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles as Theater in the Round THL Lorelei Skye Rule 1: Don't fall in the fire! Performance techniques for bardic circles: how the audience sees you, and how you see the performers. Class includes working with the space, using lyrics in low-light situations, performing sitting or standing, and more! Come to the "Runestone Bardic Circle", 2 pm, Sunday, at Runestone Park; apply your new knowledge and skills!
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15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Recreating Historic Glass Beads Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Creating historically accurate glass beads is not as hard as you might think. You can make period beads at any skill level! Resources and strategies will be shared with attendees in this class to help get you on the path to making well researched historic glass beads. We will discuss good starting points and first projects. We will also discuss various sources artisans can use to inform their efforts, including the presenter's favorite source, archaeological reports. These reports provide a wealth of information that is not available from museum or other websites. This class is appropriate for beginning bead makers as well as for intermediate to advanced bead makers who have not done much research into period beads. While the presenter's own work will be used as examples throughout the class, experienced bead makers are welcome and invited to attend to discuss their own early projects, or share additional resources and strategies with the class.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 12 How to Brew a Tree, Part I: Sap THL Madoc Arundel When considering tree sap as an ingredient for alcoholic beverages, there are several options available to the brewer, several of which were available in our periods and localities of study. I will present the various saps and fluids that trees contribute to the brewer’s toolbox. Alcohol will be served. IDs will be checked. Must be 21 or over.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 13 From Queen Teuta of Illyria to Grainne Ni Mhaille Lady Hermina De Pagan We'll explore the rich history of women in piracy: why they took to the sea and how they shaped their own stories.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Look Period on a Budget Lady Alicia de Berwic Money is tight, but you can still look like you belong in period. Learn where to find discount feast gear, fabric, jewelry, and camping gear. You don't need to look shabby just because your pockets don't have a lot of jingle. This class is designed for newcomers but everyone is welcome!
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15:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: Learn rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
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15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles THL Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun branles from 16th-century France.
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15:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
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15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
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15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Covers the basic movements that this lovely art form is based on, including drills! Intermediate and Advanced welcome. Kamiilah will add layers and make it harder for you!
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15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Music in the Italian Novelle Master Aaron Drummond Several 14th-16th-century Italian works of literature survive which contain descriptions of music performances. We'll read through some of the surviving music mentioned in these works and compare what we do to how the authors describe the musical performances. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.
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15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
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15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn advanced forms of throwing. A hands-on session is included. Should have experience using thrown weapons. Limit: 20 participants.
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15:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Líadán Liathain Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
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15:00
2.0 West Battlefield Tarl's Little Pole Arm Tourney Sir Tarl Welcome to the 12th annual Pole Arm Tourney. The tourney is open to all inspected heavy fighters. Weapons must conform to Pennsic standards. The format is two 45-minute bear-pit sessions, with a half-time show in between. Fighters of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Enjoy a great time fighting the "One True Weapon's Form".
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15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Afternoon Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
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16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Isn't Scary: Scribing 101 Lady Thea de Nes Ever wonder about the people who make the beautiful awards that are given out at Court and competitions? Ever want to be one? Ever considered becoming a scribe, but said to yourself, “I could never do that” – or thought that it’s too hard, too time consuming, too expensive? Come and explore the basics of the scribal arts: the tools and materials, the tricks of the trade, the possibilities for getting started. This is a chance for those both new to the SCA and new to scribing (calligraphy and illumination) to poke through an experienced scribe's “toybox”. If you’ve gotten a start on scribing but have questions, quandaries, and examples of your work so far, bring them. One of the best ways to improve your skills is to share with other artisans.
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16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 9 Responsible Performing in the SCA THL Sophia the Orange Learn the balance between being a spotlight hog and waiting to be invited to perform. Learn to work with event staff, Royalty, and Baronage to schedule when and where your performance will enhance the event. You may be brilliant, but don’t risk grandstanding even by mistake.
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16:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) Darbuka Dave This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.
08-05
16:00
1.5 Dance Tent Furioso all'Italiana Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Furioso all'Italiana, an elegant and elaborate 16th-century Italian dance for sets of three couples. Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
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16:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Intermediate Middle Eastern Dance Combos Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Kamiilah is the fearless leader of modern dance troupe RockaBelly, and is ready to share her sassy lead-and-follow combos with all of you! If we have time, we will also learn zill patterns specific to the movements.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms Rajni of Orluk Oasis Class will include an easy-to-learn beginner dance to Saidi, a popular Middle Eastern rhythm. While it will be taught as a basic choreography, students will also practice improvisational portions and how to use this dance as a framework for creating their own choreography. Live drumming! Refreshments and conversation after! Join us in Orluk Oasis.
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16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Embellishing 16th-Century Italian Dance Music Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska This class will give you practical tools for embellishing late period Renaissance dance music. We will look at some sources for period-appropriate embellishments and will write out embellishments for music that will be in the balls. Participants should be able to play Gracca Amorosa and Bizzaria d'Amore fluently.
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16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent KW Thrown Weapons Marshals Opening Meeting Lady Serafina Della Torre Meeting for all Thrown Weapons Marshals.
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17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Creating Kingdom-Sized Performing Arts Programs THL Sophia the Orange Organizing performers is different from performing. Come hear my suggestions and lessons learned for large scale performing arts programs for kingdoms and large, war-sized events. Share my "Lessons Learned" from running the SCA 50 Year Performing Arts Program, serving as Kingdom MOAS Deputy for Performing Arts in Atlantia for 3 years, Guild Leader for the Atlantia Performing Arts Guild for 2 years, Co-Lead for Commedia, Foolery, and Physical Theater track at Pennsic University for 6 years, creating the Performing Arts Program at War of the Wings (Atlantia) and a myriad of other organizational jobs in SCA Performing Arts over 25 years. Come with your own ideas, and we’ll discuss what you can do back home.
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2.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions' Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Lt General for more details.
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17:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Introduction to Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce You may see us perform at the Performing Arts Amphitheater and Pavilion at Pennsic, SCA events, feasts and parties. So are you curious about "those commedia performers?" Join Lady Avelina del Dolce for the first introductory commedia class at Bog University! This class will cover the basics of commedia dell'arte and include information from Lady Sophia the Orange's "Intro to Commedia" handout along with content from a commedia workshop Avelina recently attended by the professional performance troupe, Pazzi Lazzi. You don't want to miss the foolish fun!
08-05
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4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Read-Through Cast and Crew Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use
08-05
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-05
18:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Period Drinking Songs Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing. This class might take place in a tent without chairs, so please consider bringing your own.
08-05
18:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Psallite: Medieval Music for Everyone Pennsic Performing Arts Psallite performs troubadour songs, cantigas, motets, and other medieval music. All songs are sung in English, with vibrant translations written by Mistress Kasha. Featuring Mistress Kasha Alekseeva, Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska, and Master Aaron Drummond.
08-05
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Great Hall Opening Ceremonies (Alternate for Rain) Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck In the event of rain, the Opening Ceremonies will be held in the Great Hall.
08-05
20:00
0.75 Bog U (E24) Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8 pm - 8:45 pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-05
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Irish Frau: Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Pennsic Performing Arts Aibhilin, the Irish Frau, performs a mix of music for harp and voice from period songs, modern SCA compositions, to rousing a capella SCA war songs. And, of course, a little humor thrown in!
08-05
20:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Night Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre Try to cut glow sticks with axes. Ages 18 and over only.
08-05
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Grand Ball Pennsic Dance Staff Come celebrate after Opening Ceremonies on Saturday night! Enjoy the camaraderie before the war points start in the morning!
08-05
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! Show contains adult-themed content.
08-06
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-06
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Scribes' Track Mistress Alicia Langland In this 5-day track, brand-new scribes will learn the skills (Layout, Gothic Calligraphy, Drawing the Flowers, Gilding, and Painting) needed to create award-worthy scrolls based on this 15th-century French manuscript: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53000324z/f1.planchecontact In class, you will create a small project suitable for framing. Fee includes supplies for all 5 days, plus a starter scribal kit to create an 11 x 14" scroll at home. Students must commit to attending all 5 sessions. Each session will last 2 hours. A different skill will be covered each session.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Practice for the archery war points. Come warm up and practice before you score your war points
08-06
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row A Narrow Work and Textiles Mistress Gisela Szabo No matter what form your art takes - tablet weaving, lucet, card weaving, kumihimo, viking whip cord and many more - you are welcome to join us. Come show off your creations; see and experience a new form.
08-06
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row B Metalsmithing and Jewelry Mistress Gisela Szabo Metalwork and jewelry go hand-in-hand to make beautiful creations.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings Lady Sarah le Payller History is embroidered by the victors! An introduction to the story in the Bayeux Tapestry and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Survey of Rapier Hangers and Sword Belts Lord Brendan Firebow Looking to dress up your kit, or maybe just find a place for your sword when not stabbing an opponent? We will take a look at different styles of later period sword belts, go over design, layout and construction, material options, where to find hardware, and how to wear it.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Basic Glass Bead Making Mistress Adelicia of Cumbria This class will cover the basics of glass beads. This is a beginner's class. A little bit of history but mostly tools, techniques and tricks. You can bring your own torch or use ours. Supplies will be provided but may be limited. We will work on several basic shapes and go over the use of tools to recreate simple patterns. Children can attend but no one under the age of 15 will be allowed at a torch without their parent being present.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-You-Need-to-Consider class. There are many different uses, from kitchens/ showers to sleeping/storage to "gracious living". A brief history discussion of period carts and wagons. Mostly adaptations to make it a Pennsic camping/storage wagon (Do you know the Pennsic Regs?), or to take it to other events. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are not necessarily out-of-period "Gypsy" vardos; various building materials that work or don't work, etc.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Lenten Food in Period Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Can you imagine giving up cheese, scrambled eggs, and bacon for forty days out of the year? Many Christians from the 10th century into the 16th century did just this but that doesn't mean they went without some form of comfort food. Come to the class to find out what they did eat and how to make some medieval Lenten treats.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Documenting Your Food: Brehon Laws in Ireland Mistress Lisette la Roux This class will focus on the Brehon Laws and how they can be used to document food and nutrition in the SCA time period. The class will discuss what the Brehon Laws were and give specific examples of references to food and its relationship to the community law.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 What the Irish Ate Baron Charles O'Connor What was eaten in traditional Gaelic Ireland, based on historical accounts (to include the "Annals"), Brehon law tracts, bardic tales, and archaeology.
08-06
09:00
4.0 A&S 10 Welcome to the World of Wicker Lady Anastasia Petrovna Chernaya We will be working with round reeds to create a twined basket with many uses. Dyed and flat reeds will be available so you can be creative!
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 11 Beadwork Basics (Class Taught in French) THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an This is a hands-on class. We will decorate a small box. Some embroidery stitches will be taught in order to do the beadwork. Each kit will contain all you need to complete the box. Bring your glasses if you need them; glass beads are small. Class taught in French; bilingual handout.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 La Verdadera Destreza: Researching Spanish Fencing Lord Doroga Voronin Learn about the period and modern writers of this Spanish fencing style and the primary elements that define it. Lecture class.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Tales of Viking Age Women Unn Olafsdottir Come hear as Unn Olafsdottir brings to life the stories of the women at the heart of the superb literature known as the Icelandic family sagas.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 16 Throw Away Your Wristwatch Master Maximilian der Zauberer Learn period methods of timekeeping to tell time day and night at Pennsic. Discussion of scientific principles so you can tell time anywhere, anytime.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Bouncy Dance Games for Squirrelly Children Mistress Felice Debbage Let's be squirrels! Or trolls! Or fairies! Bring your little ones for lively dance games designed to teach new moves while we have lots of fun. Silly parents are welcome as well! (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-06
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD
08-06
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you.
08-06
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 3 Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All authorized youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
08-06
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshal Training: Part 1 Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-06
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
08-06
09:00
6.0 Youth Point East Kingdom Day Classes Provided at YFP More Details later!
08-06
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Faux Arabic Calligraphy Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh Not everyone speaks the language of their persona, but would love to be able to figure out what it says on their scroll. We will explore this with pen and ink, and an appropriate "library petting zoo" will be available.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Tubular-Tablet/Card Weaving: Making Period Cord THL Elena Hylton Learn to weave a European medieval cord based on numerous extant finds. This is an easy technique to learn, but a basic knowledge of card/tablet weaving is needed. Bring a loom that can handle card weaving, 8 cards, 2 balls of strong fiber, and a shuttle. We will warp the loom in class together. Kits will also be available. We will also learn two-holed card weaving and a basic introduction to the uses in period.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 Heraldic Devices, 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. This class will increase your chances to successfully register armorial bearings with the College of Arms for use within the Society.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 3 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles This class will focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Gold and Glass, Hands-on Verre Églomisé/Gilding THL Brynn Herleifsson Learn to gild glass and draw on it, paint it, and seal it! A technique dating back to the Romans used by modern artists, verre églomisé is versatile and beautiful. We will talk about the history of gold and glass, and other uses like mosaic tesserae, fuming, Roman gold, etc. Participants will make a piece in class and take materials away for a second piece. Feel free to bring a small geometric or simple design with you, "mirrored" ("flipped horizontally" as we work on the back of the piece).
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Documentation, Data, and Research Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Wrap your head around the fundamentals of good research. Whether you are just starting, or need to improve your documentation, I cover structure, strategies, and sources, with emphasis on free resources.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 6 Bayeux Tapesty: Panel by Panel Lord Oswyn of Baðon A look at the Bayeux Tapestry, going panel by panel. Discussion of its history, what it actually says, and what hidden messages it might contain.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Period Mustards Made Easy Mistress Lisette la Roux Mustards can be made….easy. Learn how to make mustards that can be put out at your next dayboard or feast, including period recipes and variations. Make your dayboard a bit more exciting. Class will include the different ingredients that go into mustards, techniques, spices, and have a real-time display on just how easy it can be. There will be tastings so food allergies should be considered.
08-06
10:00
1.5 A&S 8 Stitching Temari: Kiku Pattern THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn to mark and stitch the classic kiku or chrysanthemum pattern on a Japanese temari ball. We will start the ball in the class. You'll learn the basics of the stitch, and finish it outside class. Kit is three colors of floss, ball base, and marking thread, or bring your own. For those that have taken the class before, we will get fancy with the kiku.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 12th-Century Women's Clothing Mistress Briony of Chatham An overview of 12th-century women's clothing, including the elusive bliaut. This class examines period sources outside of the Chartres Portal Sculpture box to explore how women's clothing was made in the 12th century.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Charting Sion-Style Colorwork Lady Tola knitýr Learn the basics of creating your own colorwork knitting patterns, using the Sion purses (14th-century Switzerland) as a starting point, and incorporating your own designs and heraldry to develop a one-of-a-kind purse (or other knitted item). Class will use colored pencils and knitters' graph paper to create charts. No hands-on knitting will be taught in this class.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 19 Primer on Heraldic Activities in the SCA Lord Martyn de Halliwell A class for newcomers on heraldic activities in the SCA, from registering names and armory, to field and tourney heraldry, to the Order of Precedence.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Lady Serafina Della Torre How to throw atlatl darts effectively.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Drop Spinning 101 Baroness Catherine of deva Want to learn to drop spin or have had a hard time picking it up? Come and learn using a high whorl spindle. Spindles and wool will be provided. Spindles can be purchased for $3.00.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Making Your Own Watercolors THL Padraig Muadhan Using period pigments, and natural, period binders, students will learn how to make their own pan watercolors. Students will leave the class with at least one full pan of watercolor, with the option to make more.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Body Mechanics for Beginning/Intermediate Dancers Lord Ari Thorbrandsson All levels welcome! A survey of nonverbal cues and body mechanics to enhance everyone's dance experience. We'll learn a dance along the way!
08-06
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Shogi Games Tent Staff We'll go over the basic rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", and describe a few historic variants.
08-06
10:00
4.5 Good Friends Camp (N-01, usually on St. Lawrence) Coptic Sketch Book Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn New last year: Students will build a Coptic-stitched sketch book with wood covers and exposed spine using techniques born in Egypt in the 4th century. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-acto, and metal ruler, if they have them. (Binding tools will be loaned, if needed, however.) Fee ($10) includes pre-drilled wood boards, paper, linen thread, and a detailed handout.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Little Dragon's Hoard (214) Punching and Drifting for Blacksmiths Master Solvarr Hammarson This will be a demo and discussion on punching and drifting holes to exact sizes and shapes.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-06
10:00
0.25 Main Battlefield Unbelted Champions Battle (Melée) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing – winning side takes the point Number of Participants: 40 fighters per side Restrictions: None (fighters may participate in this battle and Heroics) Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1
08-06
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-06
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-06
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Rapier Bear Pit Tourney Lord Velvet Nothing fancy here: a classic bear bit tourney. Three passes, winner stays, three fights maximum. Every skill level welcome. Bring your best, and fight until you can't fight any more. Prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. If you've ever felt like you didn't get enough fencing in at Pennsic, here's your answer. Tournament begins 1 pm or immediately following the Pennsic Rapier Championships Tourney. If the Championship are running late, we will end the bear pit just before the Championships begin. Please be flexible.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn advanced forms of throwing. A hands-on session is included. Should have experience using thrown weapons. Limit: 20 participants.
08-06
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-06
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-06
10:15
0.25 Main Battlefield Unbelted Alternates Battle (Melée) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: This is a “for fun and camaraderie” battle fought by the alternates to the unbelted champions (unbelted alternates only; no Heroic Champions). This is NOT a war point battle and will run immediately following the unbelted champions battle.
08-06
10:30
1.0 Main Battlefield Belted Champions Battle (Melée) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing; winning side takes the point. Number of Participants: 25 fighters per side. Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate (fighters may participate in this battle and Heroics). Setup: Open Field (traditional space). Time Limit: Not timed. Number of Run Throughs: 1. War Points: 1.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 But ... I Can't Draw! (or Paint!) Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A quick, easy practicum in tracing methods and painting/shading techniques, both period and modern. No handout. Fee for consumables.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
11:00
6.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Populace Archery War Point will consist of 3 challenging shoots: a clout (100 yards), soldier shoot, and castle window (timed). Come and score points for your kingdom. Sundays populace shoot 11 am to 5 pm, Monday 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 SCA Lunch Taverns 101 Baroness Hannah Schreiber How to plan, manage, and run a successful lunch tavern at an SCA event. Topics will cover menu planning, budgeting, preparation, and day of operation.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Lady Slany bean Uillic You have been teleported to 1600 and you are tasting chocolate for the first time. Come learn all the fascinating facts about this new delight!
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 THL Lucia Elena Braganza Entertainment for the people, by the people! Find out what a bardic circle is, etiquette, where to find material, and how to participate. We won't actually be performing, but we will play a game to give you an idea of how circles work. Conveniently, there's the Runestone (least intimidating) Bardic Circle at 2 pm at Runestone Hill, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use!
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Book Lovers' Tea Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Please bring your favorite book(s) to discuss. Books with medieval themes and topics are encouraged but not required. Bring paper and pencil to jot down new authors to check out. Iced tea, water and treats will be provided.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Reading and Writing Lady Tala al-Zahra People all over the medieval world used Arabic language. From China to Mauritania in dar al-Islam, and throughout Europe, Arabic was a part of life. This class introduces the Arabic alphabet with exercises designed to acclimate participants to the structure of the letters and language. We will use modern and extant sources; participants will be able to write and read key Arabic words by the end of class. While the lesson will be useful for personas in all regions and cultures, the dialect and names will skew toward the Maghreb region. This is the 2nd part of a two-part series, the first of which focuses on speaking and pronunciation. Class guide will be available at: http://www.talaalzahra.com/pennsic-university
08-06
11:00
0.25 A&S 19 Pennsic 101 Jenna ChildSlayer PENNSIC 101:The Drums of War begin to Beat. It sounded like so much fun... ...but you've never done anything like this, so... now what do you do? Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to have the best time possible.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Intermediate English Country Squares Lady Nicolosa d'Isenfir Two dances that have "aha" moments when the patterns work out beautifully despite your doubts of how you were just arranged. Learn, practice, or refine Newcastle and Parson's Farewell.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-06
11:00
3.0 Teulu Trobwl (N41) Viking Dairy Processing THL Reyni-Hrefna Milk and milk products were essential to surviving Scandinavian winters and long sea voyages during the Viking era. Join us for a hands-on class which will focus on dairying and cheese products from the Norse world. Starting with milk, which would go bad rather quickly, and using culture and equipment, we will turn it into four (or more) products that not only last well on their own, but can be used to preserve other food. Our mjólk (milk) will turn into skyr (cheese), mysa (whey), smjör (butter), and aft (buttermilk). This will be done using period tools.
08-06
11:00
0.75 Thrown Weapons Tent Starting a Thrown Weapons Program in a Local Group Lady Serafina Della Torre We will discuss how to start a thrown weapons program in your shire, barony, and other local groups.
08-06
11:15
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Zen of Belly Dance Performing Val Learn techniques you can use to relax, tune out distractions, tune into your audience, and enjoy your great dance performance!
08-06
11:30
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Workshop: The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor Mistress Antoinette de la Croix This 4-part, 4-day hands-on Intermediate to Advanced workshop will cover the skills necessary to create a scroll based upon the Gladzor book: a fascinating combination of zoomorphic images, whitework, gold and inkwork. A faux script has been created to compliment this workshop.
08-06
11:30
2.0 Main Battlefield Heroic Champions (Single Combat) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Single Combat; the side with the most bouts won takes the point Number of Participants: Each side will select 14 champions composed of 4 unbelted fighters and 10 belted fighters; each side will have a belted fighter held in reserve in case of a tie. Double kills will be refought until there is a victor. Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate. Other sitting Kings and all sitting Princes are eligible to participate in the single combat Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 15 bouts War Points: 1
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Social Media for Fun and Non-Profit Lady Sarah Kettilswif Social media is a fact of modern life. Niche businesses and organizations like the SCA can benefit but only if it's done right. Instructor is the voice of three billion-dollar brands in her mundane life and travels to train organizations and non-profits across the US. Learn how to administer groups, how to create ads for events and recruiting, how to enable social media without diluting events (or running afoul of legal issues) even ways to use social media for your SCA-focused business. Ideal for officers of baronies and kingdoms, business owners or group communicators of any kind.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 5 Complex Japanese Braids in Period Lady Fujinami no Kaede Lecture with an overview of period Japanese braids, including a discussion of the different techniques, how the braids were used, and the challenges in documenting period braids.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 6 How To Make Fancy Pants Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is about the construction and wearing of Renaissance pants such as slops, “pumpkin pants,” and Pluderhosen. Just what every Landsknecht needs, though it will help with any late-period pants. Might talk about the famous Janet Arnold Upsala/Sture Pluderhosen with the “bum” as well as other cool pant stuff.
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1.0 A&S 7 The 16th-Century Italian Zimarra THL Sofya Gianetta di Trieste The 16th-century Italian woman's wardrobe would not be complete without the fashionable and popular overcoat, the zimarra. This essential garment was a key component of Eleonora di Toledo's wardrobe. This class will examine the salient physical details of this garment such as color and textile choices, its place in history as well as its importance in society at large. This is not a construction class; however, there will be an overview of the construction methods that can be used to make one as well as resources to obtain the materials to make your own.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 8 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
08-06
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2.0 A&S 9 The Belle of Battle: A Play Reading Lord Orlando Sforza Sit back and enjoy the play or join in by taking on a role in this reading of this new Elizabethan-style comedy in which no one is who they seem to be.
08-06
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2.0 A&S 11 Rose Beads! A Class for Teens and Youth Lady Siri Toivosdotter Make rose beads the medieval way! Using a mortar and pestle, we will create beads (which will need time to dry) to be used for a paternoster or a bracelet. Bring a mortar and pestle if you have one, as well as a charm or cross for the end. (These will be made available if you do not have one.) We can also make a tassel out of embroidery floss. (YouthU/TeenU, 12-17)
08-06
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1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
08-06
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1.5 A&S 14 Voices and Viols: Gamben und Singen Rufina Cambrensis Zu musizieren und jubilieren steht mir all mein Sinn! This year, we will focus on compositions by German composers such as Ludwig Senfl and Heinrich Finck (and some Flemish composers who set German texts, like Heinrich Isaac). Sight singing a plus for singers, but not essential. Viols tune to A=440. (Vielles/violin family instruments also welcome!)
08-06
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1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101: Newcomers' Q&A Baroness Desiderata Drake So, you're new to the SCA? What do you do? Where do you go? Stop in here at the Newcomer's Q&A. We have answers and are here to help! Come meet with newcomer guides from around the Knowne World and learn about the endless possibilities.
08-06
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Wire Weaving Alana Grace A class on the ancient art of wire weaving, sometimes called Viking Knit. This class is perfectly suitable for beginners!
08-06
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Doppie Mutanze from Compasso (Double Galliards) Mistress Felice Debbage Expand your improv skills with new double galliard variations! Familiarity with basic galliard steps recommended. We will learn several variations from Lutio Compasso's 1560 work, Ballo della Gagliarda.
08-06
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4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-06
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-06
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1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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0.75 Thrown Weapons Tent How to Teach Youth to Throw Lady Serafina Della Torre For those who facilitate Thrown Weapons, this class will help you learn to teach youths (ages 5-17) to throw.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Come and Get Your Fill Malik Take your darbuka/doumbek rhythms to the next level! This intermediate class will help you begin to play filled versions of popular Middle Eastern rhythms. Then you will learn to play fills in between phrases/patterns to help you add even more style and texture to your playing. Knowledge of basic Middle Eastern rhythms (i.e., maqsoum, malfuf, ayoub, saidi) and intermediate darbuka playing experience/technique are strongly recommended.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is a discussion of the nature of period pigments and problems/solutions mixing them with binders and using them to illuminate. This class is discussion but a studio practicum is being offered at the same time. Please feel free to bring your own brushes and preferred paper but I will have brushes and some pre-printed blanks on card stock and some scrap perg to play with. Handout on CD, optional. Sample palettes $20, optional and limited quantities.
08-06
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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 1 Interlaced Herringbone / Kutchwork / Marash II Mistress Safiya bint Suleiman Interlaced herringbone medallions and complex borders. Pattern reading and making. Beginner class or prior experience required.
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1.0 A&S 3 Chocolate in Late Period Lady Alicia of Cambion In the 16th century, Spanish explorers brought back precious cacao beans and the Aztec technique of making xocolatl or chocolate, a bitter drink. Learn the brief history within period of how chocolate was made and used.
08-06
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2.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné Enameling THL Alys Treeby Come learn cloisonné enamel reproduction. We use non-leaded, vitreous enamel on copper discs. We will have some simple Byzantine and Saxon style examples that you may reproduce, or come with a simple design, that would be easy to shape with copper wire. We will use modern tools, but discuss medieval tools. If you have jewelry making tools, please bring them along as we only have a limited supply. You will leave with a finished item. Max of 8 participants.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 5 How to Run "It Takes My Child to Raze a Village" THL SæhildR barngóðR The basics of running a successful family-focused event.
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1.0 A&S 6 Growing Period Herbs and Vegetables Lady Alicia de Berwic We will cover how to prepare the soil, plant, and raise all kinds of period herbs and vegetables. Everything from small container gardening for apartments to large beds for homeowners. How to adjust soil pH and NPK, and why the methods used in period have lasted for centuries. We will examine why blood meal, bone meal, and kelp meal are still used widely today.
08-06
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2.0 A&S 7 The Basics Of Leather-Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather-working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-06
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1.5 A&S 8 Girona Tapestry, Tapestry of Creation THL Jaqueline de Molieres We will discuss the 11th-century Spanish tapestry (really an embroidery), its symbolism, and how it was made. Bring your embroidery supplies and learn the Kloster stitch, the stitch that was used to create this mysterious wall hanging.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 10 Viking Penannular Brooches Lord Wilhelm Smydle Learn to construct a simple penannular brooch using basic tools in copper using hand tools and a simple shop-made jig
08-06
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1.0 A&S 12 Chivalry Then and Now Master Alan Fairfax Chivalry is a key ideal in the SCA. However, different people have different ideas about what chivalry means. The same thing was true in the Middle Ages. We'll spend time learning about some of the debates about chivalry in period and what they can teach us about our own ideals.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Blood and Gores: Tailoring the Tunic THL Emer ingen ui Aidan The tunic might be a simple garment, but some tips and tricks of geometric construction can make a tunic fit you just right! Come learn some measuring, cutting, and adjusting techniques to get a tunic tailored to you. All body types welcome.
08-06
13:00
0.5 A&S 15 Tournament Heralding and List Running Baroness Suba al-Hadid YouthU class for teens and tweens (and adults) who want to get involved in kingdom tournaments such as Crown Tournament and K&Q Rattan Championships.
08-06
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1.0 A&S 16 Ifriquiya: Medieval North Africa Lord William de Hirst A brief historical overview of North Africa in the Middle Ages, starting with the Muslim conquest to around 1500.
08-06
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3.0 A&S 19 Newcomer's Social THL Rois Ofayh If you are new to Pennsic or the SCA, please join the chatelaines of the Known World as we host a Newcomer's Social just for you. Bring any questions you have for us to answer. Stop by for a few minutes or a few hours. Light refreshments will be provided.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Very Old Rounds and Drinking Songs Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain Pre-1600 rounds and drinking songs in English, some in Latin. A packet of sheet music and lyrics will be available to keep.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent How to Teach European Dance: A Workshop Master Philip White Looking to become a more effective teacher? Or, always wanted to teach but not sure where to start? This class will focus on ways to improve your abilities to teach. Beginning dance teachers are especially welcome. You will volunteer to teach during the class and the rest of us will act as your students. As you teach, I will make suggestions with some comments from other students, too. People who are not ready to teach but want to learn are invited to act as dance students for our practicing teachers. Please bring the music and the choreography for the dance you want to practice teaching. We will try and work with as many volunteers as time allows.
08-06
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1.5 Games Tent Nine Man Morris Lord Galen Mac Byrne A 90-minute class about this well-known period game. History, rules, strategy, tactics, sample game, and time to pair up and play after lecture.
08-06
13:00
4.0 Great Hall Pennsic Arts & Science Display Lady Adele Lochlane Come and be part of the wondrous display of craftsmanship from the Known World! Pennsic 46 brings the 19th annual display of the talents and knowledge of the Known World's Artisans and Craftspeople. The variety and scope of work always create a most excellent spectacle of artistic talents and scientific skills. The display is not a competition. Bring your completed items, works-in-progress, research, and discussion material, so that you may share, inspire, and enrich our Society. See what others in your field are working on, discover a new passion, make new contacts and, most importantly, have fun!
08-06
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Improv, Folkloric Style! Atesh Learn three slow, three fast combinations of Tribal Odyssey Bellydance "lead-and-follow" format, based on classic Egyptian style; for duets or larger groups. PDF notes provided online. Finger cymbals optional.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Midrealm Royal (W01) Pelican and Protégé Meet-Up Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa This is a time for Pelicans and protégés to meet others from across the Known World! A variety of topics will be discussed. Please join us!
08-06
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-06
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Non-European Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Intro class to non-European chainmail. Bring your own tools. Limit of 5 participants. Materials provided. $10 materials fee.
08-06
13:00
0.75 Thrown Weapons Tent What Makes a Good Thrown Weapons Competition Lady Serafina Della Torre Open discussion of how to design and run a good Thrown Weapons Competition.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6/8. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and others are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-06
13:30
0.5 Main Battlefield Rapier Champions (Melée) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing; the side that takes 2 out of 3 bouts takes the point; all three bouts will be fought regardless of outcomes Number of Participants: 20 person teams Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 3 War Points: 1
08-06
13:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Axe Continuous Throw Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre A tournament in which contestants throw axes continually at a single rotation until they miss.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is an hour to sit and play with period pigments. I will have my extensive palette, brushes, pergamenata and Bristol board, plus some pre-printed designs on card stock for those who wish to see what it is all about, and try using the “real thing.” I will be glad to field questions as we paint. Handout on CD, optional. Sample palettes, $20 each, limited quantities, optional.
08-06
14:00
3.0 Amphitheater Runestone Bardic Circle Practice - Alternate Site Pennsic Performing Arts (Amphitheater hold for "Runestone Bardic Circle Practice" in case of weather; see class for details.)
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Court Organization for Court Heralds THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana An in-depth look at the particulars of arranging and organizing SCA Court, from the point of view of the Court Herald.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Feastocrat 101 THL Astridr vigaskegg So you want to be a feastocrat? This is a step-by-step planning class for those who are considering running their first feast! Handouts available.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Youth Ideas Matter: Get What You Want From Events Youth University (YouthU, 11-15) Ever been to an event where it felt like there was nothing at all for people your age to do? Well, you can help fix that! It can be intimidating to figure out where to start, so we’ll talk about the basic staff an event usually has, how to come up with ideas and put them into a helpful format, and how to volunteer to help make your ideas come to life. We’ll also discuss ways to approach staff you might not already be friends with and how to get them to take you seriously. You can be an important part of making more events friendly and fun for all ages!
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Organizers, Part 1 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition organizers can create better experiences for judges and for entrants. Discussion will cover ideas on how to plan better activities as well as how to work with judges and entrants to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Judges" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Cultural Stories with a Period Feel Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia How to combine the elements of a modern event into a story told by your persona.
08-06
14:00
3.0 A&S 10 Indian Persona Meet-and-Greet/Making Kulhar Nuno Cabral do Mar Come one, come all. Indian personas come together to meet each other. We will talk and share stories, and, while we are at it, we will make kulhar(bhar), small half-fired disposable clay cups used for drinking chai and other teas. We will use these cups at a gathering later in the week.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-06
14:00
1.5 A&S 13 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona THL Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 16 Intro to the Rubul Mujayyab (Sine Quadrant) Master Richard Wymarc The Sine Quadrant or Rubul Mujayyab was a device used for performing mathematical calculations and determining time. This class will give the historical context for the device and provide extensive hands-on practical experience in using the various functions. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com
08-06
14:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Medieval Harmonies for Bardic Purposes Mistress Eliane Halevy Or, How to Sing Along on the Wrong Note and Make It Sound Medieval! If you like to sing in the SCA and attend a lot of bardic circles, you’ve probably wondered how people figure out complex-sounding harmony lines seemingly on-the-fly. Understanding some of the basic music theory behind harmony is helpful in learning to think harmonically, making your harmonies sound medieval, and perhaps more importantly, making them sound good. There will be some singing in class; feel free not to sing if you don’t feel ready. You’ll leave the class understanding more about what you hear around the bardic circle.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci Body of the Mask: The Full Commedia Character THL Katrusha Skomorokha Based on the research of Antonio Fava, how to don the whole body of each commedia character to connect deeply with the audience with or without words. Please come prepared to move in comfortable clothing. Each day we will inspect the movement of a different class of character: the lovers, the first and second Zanni, Capitano, Signora and house servants, Pantalone and Dottore.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Playford Favorites Lady Sally Wrenne Lord of Carnarvan's Jegg, Scotch Cap, and Picking of Sticks: three English dances that never get old.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Heroic Rapier Champions (Single Combat) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing; the side with the most bouts won takes the point Number of Participants: Each side will select 15 Rapier Champions and 2 Cut and Thrust Champions to be paired into bouts. After two double kills the bout will be voided from the total. Each side will have one additional fighter for a final “sudden death” bout in the event of a tie. The tie breaker bout will be fought until there is a victor. Restrictions: The sitting Crowns of the Middle, East, Aethelmearc, and Atlantia may not participate; the sides shall not have more than 9 members of the Order of Defense as champions within their 15 rapier fighters; Cut and Thrust Champions may be collared or un-collared Setup: Open Field (traditional space) Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1
08-06
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 3 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Zills, or finger cymbals, add much to a performance. This class series will have the students learning a zill choreography with the option of performing it as a group at the Middle Eastern Dance Expo. Recommended for intermediate dancers who know zill basics as this class will move quickly through the choreography. Performance costuming should consist of a period or peri-oid coat worn over salwar or harem pants and a simple hip scarf or belt. Dancers must attend 3 of the 4 sessions including the final one in order to be eligible to perform.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Citole Solar Rufina Cambrensis So you bought a citole at Pennsic, and now you're wondering what to do with it. Or you've been having fun strumming solo songs, but would like to try something different. In this class we'll play some catchy pieces of 13th- and 14th-century polyphony. Bring your citole, gittern, lute, etc., (preferably tuned G-d-g-d') and join in the fun! Although this class is aimed at fretted instruments, harps and plucked psalteries are welcome, too.
08-06
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known Commedia dell'Arte troupes will guide you if you're new, or give you free advice that's definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
08-06
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Runestone Bardic Circle Practice at Runestone Park Pennsic Performing Arts Bardic Safe Zone! (Formally known as "The Peerless Bardic Circle - the Tradition Continues".) Welcome, first timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, and all seeking to enjoy an un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! We invite all those new and exploring the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels including apprentices, journeymen, and also anyone who may want to come listen and enjoy the gathering in the shade of the park near the Runestone. A few disguised Peers have been known to sneak in. Alternate rain site at the Amphitheater. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class in AS 9 at 11am in AS9.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginning to Drum Solo: Malfuf, Syrto, Chifti Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Malfuf, Syrto, and Chiftitelli rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels (including beginners) welcome.
08-06
14:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Basics of Flexible Weapons Fighting Kenneth Learn to fight with the techniques of the Filipino sarong, which can also be applied to other flexible items such as scarves or belts. Class will cover offensive and defensive techniques including blocks, traps and chokes. No martial arts experience or equipment required.
08-06
14:30
3.0 Youth Combat List East - Middle Youth Round Robin Tournament Lord Sven Combatants may be split into random pools if numbers warrant it. Sign-ins begin at 2:30 pm.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Building Scrolls Without a Book of Hours Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot What? No Book of Hours? Yes! Learn how to use period artwork to build scrolls and break into a new area of creativity.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 1 How to Card-Weave Letters and Designs THL Elena Hylton Learn to weave letters, numbers, or your own designs using the double-faced weaving technique! To fully participate, bring a loom warped with 14, 22, or 42 cards, A&B in one color, C&D in a contrasting color, all S or Z threaded, and shuttle in either color. Fewer cards are easier to work with and recommended for newer weavers. Not a beginner's class; basic knowledge of tablet weaving is assumed. Observers welcome, or bring one loom and share with a friend. Instructor's loom will be available to briefly try out the technique.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Keep Thee from a Nunnery! Lady Fortune St Keyne There is only so much dowry money to go around, and, if you've got sisters, you are likely to end up as Sister Mary on the Shelf. Culled from various sources of advice, learn about the ideal bride and the options if Lord Charming never comes. Spinsters end up in cloisters! What's a girl to do?
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Egyptian Nalbinding THL Ibrahim al-Rashid But isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. The first hour is discussion of extant pieces (mainly socks) from 4th-6th century Egypt including variations in stitch type and construction methods. This will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice. Limited number of needles will be available for attendees or you can bring your own blunt yarn needle.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Hand-Sewing Eyelets Lady Grazia Morgano Take your garb up a notch! Metal grommets don't have the look, and they result in less-durable clothing. Come learn how to use an awl and needle to hand-sew your own eyelets.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Kaftan and Gambeson (1 of 2) Construction Lady Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Construction of early period kaftans and the first half of gambeson construction, based on period finds. How to measure and construct.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism THL Faye de Trees We all hear the cries of the populace - or at least the artists-to-be and the volunteers-to-be - that they tried and were rendered low by sharp criticism. Here you can discover proven coaching techniques from a National Park Service Registered Coach. Learn to shape artistic performance and presentation or volunteer service into something that serves the Dream rather than drives people away!
08-06
15:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) Darbuka Dave This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Introduction to Pavan and Galliard Mistress Felice Debbage Suitable for beginners, this class offers a walk-through of the pavan and galliard, two improvisational dances from the 16th century. The pavan is extremely low-impact, but the galliard can rather unforgiving on one's knees and ankles. It can be modified somewhat to reduce impact, however. Please consider wearing close-fitting shoes, such as turn shoes, jazz oxfords, Keds, or ballet slippers, because tennis shoes or boots will impede movement. (In a pinch, you could go barefoot or in socks, but you'll want to be careful of splinters on the wood floor.)
08-06
15:00
1.5 Ev Korku (n31) Maghribi and Middle Eastern Rattan and Shields Sir Sor Ustad Hasan al Hajjii Creating period representations of Maghribi and Middle Eastern rattan weapons and shields.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
08-06
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Kyōgenza: Improvisational Comic Theatre Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A participatory workshop introducing medieval improvisational Japanese comic theatre. Participants will be introduced to stock characters, theatrical devices, and comic theory. Ridicule the powerful. Stock characters engage in parody and satire. Kyōgen is a particularly accessible and easy-to-stage genre of Japanese theatre. Kyōgen dates to at least the fourteenth century and is a living theatre today. Kyōgen frequently lampooned the powerful people who sat in the audience. Learn about stage geography, scripting, types of plays, types of characters, the rhythmic structure of Japanese theatre, acting conventions, and more. Participants will engage in readings and rehearsal at the end of the workshop.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beginning Spear Throwing Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn to throw spear. This is a hands-on session in which students will have instruction on spear throwing.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Exploring the Riq with Donovan THL Donovan al Darbuka Learn the basics of the riq. We will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Book Heraldry 100 Baron Yehuda ben Moshe An introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including becoming a herald, the organization of the SCA College of Arms, the submission process, and related topics.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Medieval Jewish Fighters Lord Gideon ha-Khazar Medieval Jews fought for Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mongol, Indian, Chinese, and other armies. They also fought in community self-defense -- sometimes successfully, sometimes not. This class shows when/where such fighters are reliably documented, highlighting those times/places where medieval Jewish fighters and non-fighters had a certain measure of freedom to live as they chose.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 9 The Development of Music Through Acoustics Lord Martyn de Halliwell We will discuss the development of vocal and instrumental music in relation to changing architecture, new instrumentation, and musical principles.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 How to Brew a Tree, Part II: Leaves and Flowers THL Madoc Arundel When discussing foliage in the brewing process, one is most familiar with the ripened fruits of various trees. However, this oversight ignores the benefits of the other types available to the brewer – leaves, flowers, and even needles of various trees that can be used to achieve interesting if not pleasant beverages. I will discuss three types of tree foliage that can be effectively used in the production of alcohol: oak leaves, evergreen needles, and elder flowers. Many of the principles offered in this class can be applied to the use of other types of plant life, such as heather tips, rose petals, dandelions, etc. Alcohol will be served. IDs will be checked. Must be 21 or over.
08-06
16:00
1.5 A&S 19 Interkingdom Anthropology Master Liam St. Liam How do you do things in your kingdom? Tell us, and we'll tell you how we do it in ours. Trust us, we will all learn a lot. If you have ever traveled in the SCA, you know things can be very different from kingdom to kingdom. Even though we have a lot in common, we have differences, too. Let's talk about them.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Make and Take Moravian Stars Mistress Wu Yun The Moravian Church begins during the SCA time period and is recognizable by their beautiful star icons, easily reproduced with some ribbon and time. While the ribbon stars have no presence in period, they make great tokens to say thanks, or you inspire me. Bring small, sharp scissors.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Contentezza D'Amore Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contentezza D'Amore, one of the most beautiful of the 16th-century balli! I will be teaching the version from Nobiltà di Dame, Master Caroso's second book, wherein he corrects all the errors of his first; if you think you already know it, be warned! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Lochmere, N18 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-06
16:00
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Moroccan Mayhem: Drumming Clapping Chanting Oh My! Lady Aliya al Qanunjiyya In this class we will combine many elements of folk music from Morocco, including layered drum rhythms, clapping, chanting, singing and maybe even a little dancing. We’ll then put all the pieces together for a wild and crazy collaboration. Bring your frame drums, darbukas, riqs, and you can try out the qaraqab and tarijaat.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms Rajni of Orluk Oasis Class will include an easy-to-learn beginner dance to Saidi, a popular Middle Eastern rhythm. While it will be taught as a basic choreography, students will also practice improvisational portions and how to use this dance as a framework for creating their own choreography. Live drumming! Refreshments and conversation after! Join us in Orluk Oasis.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth What Do I Do with This Oud or Cümbüş? Lord Carmine Did you get your hands on an Oud or Cümbüş, but have no idea how to tune it, pluck it, play it? This class will start from the very beginning.
08-06
16:00
3.0 West Battlefield Known World Novice Championship Baron Dankwert Bathory Fighters from all over the Known World, with two years or less experience since their primary authorization, test their skills against each other.
08-06
16:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
08-06
17:00
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Glass Painting (Thru Æthelmearc Scribal College) Lady Moll Sotherden Learn "Basic Glass Painting", the same technique found to do wording and faces in churches. Also, scribes! Learn how to put words on glass. You'll work on a small piece that will get fired onsite. If you've seen any stained glass scrolls given out in court, this is the method I use. (Scribes, please bring a nib holder and some nibs.)
08-06
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater Medieval Harmonies for Bardic Purposes Mistress Eliane Halevy Or, How to Sing Along on the Wrong Note and Make It Sound Medieval! If you like to sing in the SCA and attend a lot of bardic circles, you’ve probably wondered how people figure out complex-sounding harmony lines seemingly on-the-fly. Understanding some of the basic music theory behind harmony is helpful in learning to think harmonically, making your harmonies sound medieval, and perhaps more importantly, making them sound good. There will be some singing in class; feel free not to sing if you don’t feel ready. You’ll leave the class understanding more about what you hear around the bardic circle.
08-06
17:00
2.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions' Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Lt General for more details.
08-06
17:00
2.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun There will be two archery marshals meetings, the first on Friday, August 4, at 5 pm and second on Sunday, August 6, at 5 pm. All archery marshals should attend one of these meetings.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Advanced Storytelling Master Igor Medved How to go beyond merely "telling a story around a campfire". Getting and holding a hall's attention, voice techniques; reading and playing off a crowd, how to take authentic "boring" stories and turn them into stories for modern audiences, and lastly, what to do when it All Goes Wrong.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bloody Bible Stories: Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi Pennsic Performing Arts Come hear Bible stories as full of action as an Viking Saga or Roman myth. Embroidered with 2,500 years of Jewish legend, these are not the happy stories you heard in Hebrew Day School or Sunday school! 100% period and guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-06
18:00
2.0 Battlefield Known World Party Set-Up Lady Greer Wallace The Known World is invited to join Their Sylvan Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle and the citizens of Æthelmearc in celebration of our dream. Join us on the Battlefield as we celebrate what the SCA was, is, and will be.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent In a Fool’s Garden: Fables of John Inchingham Pennsic Performing Arts Baron John of Illiton, AKA Master John Inchingham the Fool, sings fantastical tales of dragons, giants, trolls, mermaids, hydras, pegasi and weaselopes too! He also spins whimsical yarns of cats, rats, dogs, frogs, beavers, otters, rabbits, ducks, yaks and herring. Come sing along or just sit and listen to an hour’s worth of family-friendly entertainment.
08-06
18:00
2.0 South Battlefield Combat of the Thirty Lord Enzo De Pazi This is a 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-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. Armour must be a reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-century harness, and weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-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, polearms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7', daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are "captured" during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the CotT begins.
08-06
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-06
19:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) Daniel History, tradition, and context for beginners on up in the art of West African percussion. Daniel has studied and performed djembe and dunun for over two decades, having had the opportunity to learn from and perform with some of the best players from Guinea, Mali, Senegal and other countries in West Africa. He was once given the name Tegebuson by Abdoul Doumbia which means "whip-hand." He will show you proper technique, demonstrate various rhythms, and get you playing accessible, fun rhythms. If you have questions about drum-building or what to do about a broken, rope-tuned hand drum, he can answer those as well.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf's Annual Pennsic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Music, stories, hijinks and history, in the concert that's become a Pennsic tradition!
08-06
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-06
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Sword-Building Workshop Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Build a padded rattan sword suitable for use in the Youth Combat List. You will construct a padded single sword legal for use in all divisions of Youth Combat, and get to take it home with you. Rattan, foam, duct tape, and electrical tape as well as tools will be available for a fee, or bring your own. Youth weapons must use shaved rattan between .75" and 1.25" in diameter. PEX and Siloflex are also permitted. PVC is NOT permitted. Class limit 15. Sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Youth Point PW for Parents of Youth with Special Needs Classes Provided at YFP Are you coming to Pennsic for the first time and not sure how to handle your child's circumstances? Is there a new diagnosis on the table that changes how you and your family need to approach Pennsic? Do you have questions? Do you have tips to share? This class with Mistress Kis Marika is designed just for you.
08-06
20:00
4.0 Æthelmearc Dayshade Pavillion (Main Battlefield ) Known World Party Lady Arianna dal Vallone The Known World is invited to join Their Sylvan Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle and the citizens. Note: ID will be checked if alcohol is to be consumed.
08-06
20:00
1.0 A&S 4 Known World Youth Combat Meet and Greet Master Nyilas Kazmer An informal get-together with the Society Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat. Get the latest updates, meet other youth marshals, and ask questions. Includes Youth Rapier marshals.
08-06
20:00
3.0 Great Hall Beginner's Ball Pennsic Dance Staff At the Beginner's Ball we teach all of the dances. Never danced? Not a problem! A perfect ball for the eager but still learning. Everyone is welcome. No partner is needed. Bring your friends! All musicians are welcome too! The pit is open! The more the merrier! Led by Master Philip White (dance) and Master Albrecht Catsprey (music).
08-06
20:00
2.0 Holt Heroetus (W01) Known World Siege Marshal Social THL Diccon de Reinport To promote convivial dialogue amongst the various groups of siege marshals in the Known World, THL Diccon de Reinport is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Known World Siege Marshal Social to be hosted at the Holt Heroetus encampment. Please join us for informal discussions about siege combat and marshaling, and any other topics of interest.
08-06
20:00
2.0 Orluk Oasis (w10) Guedra: North African Trance Dance Lady Kharajin of Turku Dance and chant will be taught, as well as some background info. New information this year, as Mistress Jadi Fatima joins us. 30-45 minutes instruction (men welcome during instruction only) followed by performance of Guedra. Until our voices give out, we'll chant the Guedra for 1 to 4 dancers at a time. Bring a veil if you think you might want to dance. Everyone must participate in chant; no singing talent required, no dancing experience necessary. Bring water to drink. Avoid wearing large jewelry.
08-06
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Aenor d'Anjou: Music & Mirth Pennsic Performing Arts Bring a kazoo, a cardboard cutout of the letter 'W', an emergency mustache, and an interesting hat just in case. They are the best musicians in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical, one-liners, or lutefisk. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
20:00
4.0 White List Vigil Master Scheduler Vigil in East-side turret.
08-06
21:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Lord Carmine and Friends Hafla Lord Carmine Hafla means Party! Bring your instruments and hips. Everyone dances and plays music together. The Middle Eastern tent doesn't always have a place to sit, so bring a chair or something to sit on if you need.
08-06
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts. You will be glad that you did! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-07
08:00
4.0 A&S 11 Basketry 101: Handled Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Create a handled basket from flat reed. Bring scissors for cutting reed and a towel. No experience necessary.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-07
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-07
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Figure-Drawing Salon Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Draw from live models in medieval poses. Practice your sketching, get feedback, or just relax and work on your drawing. Bring pencils, pastels, charcoal and paper of your choice. Some limited supplies will be available.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Scribes' Track Mistress Alicia Langland In this 5-day track, brand-new scribes will learn the skills (Layout, Gothic Calligraphy, Drawing the Flowers, Gilding, and Painting) needed to create award-worthy scrolls based on this 15th-century French manuscript: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53000324z/f1.planchecontact In class, you will create a small project suitable for framing. Fee includes supplies for all 5 days, plus a starter scribal kit to create an 11 x 14" scroll at home. Students must commit to attending all 5 sessions. Each session will last 2 hours. A different skill will be covered each session.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Practice for the archery war points. Come warm up and practice before you score your war points
08-07
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row A Embroidery Mistress Gisela Szabo All things embroidered. Come join us for fun, exploration and learning.
08-07
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row B Combat Archery Mistress Gisela Szabo Explore whether Combat Archery is for you. Learn how to make arrows, armor and bows to begin or add to your knowledge of this martial art form.
08-07
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row B Stained Glass Mistress Gisela Szabo Presenting the period method of making a stained glass panel.
08-07
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row C Known World Poetry Competition and Introduction Mistress Gisela Szabo Demonstrations of styles of poetry used within medieval and Renaissance times. Come present your poetry, or learn a new form of expression.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Passing Notes like a Russian with Birch Bark THL Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina From the 11th to 14th centuries, Russian men, women, peasants, and even children knew how to read and write, and they used slips of birch bark for business and personal correspondence. This class explores what we can learn from these letters about the people of medieval Russia and their lifestyle, and provides some birch bark slips for those interested in testing the medium.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 From Queen Teuta of Illyria to Grainne Ni Mhaille Lady Hermina De Pagan We'll explore the rich history of women in piracy: why they took to the sea and how they shaped their own stories.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Healthy Hair Care Then and Now Mistress Raella de Courtenay We'll be reviewing how people kept their hair clean in the past. Then we'll cover healthy natural hair care in the modern age without shampoo.
08-07
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 Beginning Hairnets THL Jehanette de Provins A hands-on introduction to creation of 13th/14th-century knotted hairnets. You will learn cast-on, the basic knot, and an increase.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Judges, Part 2 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition judges can support and encourage entrants to be a part of educational activities while still having fun. Discussion will cover ideas on how to give feedback to entrants. We want to help everyone have a fun time while also encouraging an educational atmosphere. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Entrants". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Bayeux Tapestry Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Construction and history of this embroidered wall hanging from 1066, including hints and tips for making your own tapestry.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Make a Scroll Frame Katrina Prebensdottir The scroll frame is used to support embroidery fabric and does not leave tell-tale marks like a hoop does. The student will walk away with a completed frame and the skill-set to make additional frames, supports and the ability to make the more complex slate frame.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Knowne World Knitters Meet and Greet Lady Tola knitýr Whether you have a Laurel in knitting or just picked up knitting needles yesterday, come meet other knitters from around the Knowne World! We can talk about the wide variety of historical knitting projects, things we've done or plan to do, and make connections. Feel free to bring your projects or pictures of projects, and make sure to bring business cards or a notebook to trade contact information with your fellow knitters.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Pleatwork Apron Make-and-Take Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck A hands-on, instructional class on smocking, or honeycomb pleatwork, the gathering method commonly seen in German Renaissance clothing (but also popular for hundreds of years throughout Europe). You will make your own apron to wear around camp in style! We'll also discuss pleating in general as we work, and students can read Meisterinne Genoveva's 30-page research paper on historical pleating techniques. Materials available for 10 people, or bring your own medium-weight, white linen (1 yard).
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Plagues of Europe: Yes - There Was More than One Master Alanus of Bunghea This class focuses on the types of plagues, their origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and their impact on the populations in affected areas. Measles, smallpox, bubonic plague, anthrax and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the population physically, economically, psychologically, spiritually and artistically.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 The Life of John Dee Vladamir John Dee was born to a world where a scholar was expected to know as much about magic as science. By the end of his life his association with magic discredited him, to the extent that many of his contributions and achievements were blurred in the history books. Modern scholarship has realized just how influential a role he played in constructing the modern world. More than just a simple history lesson, this class hopes to illustrate the mindset of people who lived in Elizabethan England so that we can understand the people as well as the events of the period.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dancing for Kids by a Kid THL Wilhelm Come learn some of Benjamin's favorite dances. Those he will teach are expected to include Ly Bens, Petite Vriens, Heart`s Ease and Rufty Tufty.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Novelty Range Thumb Ring Archery Lord Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Lord Naran Numuchi, Bow Khan of the Great Dark Horde, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), Ponte Alto Baronial Marshal, and many times Archery Champion, has been shooting thumb ring since 1998, and has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows the whole time. High quality stainless steel thumb rings will be available for sale
08-07
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD
08-07
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 Atlantian 5-Man Rapier Melee Tourney Master Brian de Moray In keeping with tradition, Atlantia will be hosting its 5-man melee tourney at Pennsic again this year. Teams of up to 5 rapier fighters allowed, with a maximum of 2 MODs (or vigilants). Fighting will be held with Atlantian conventions. In: DFB, knee walking to engagement, running. Out: Push cuts, tip cuts.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 3 Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All authorized youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Beginning Throwing Lady Serafina Della Torre A throwing class for individuals 5-17. Parents must be present.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshal in Training: Part 2 Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Youth Point Banners Galore Classes Provided at YFP Come make banners to use in the parade to the Children's Fête!
08-07
09:00
3.0 Youth Point Youth A&S Display Classes Provided at YFP This is a non-judged display open to all youth. Set-up is 9-10 am with items on display from 10 am -12 pm and clean-up from 12-12:30 pm.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Early Gothic Calligraphy Master Kameshima Zentarou Umakai Early Gothic is a hand that every calligrapher should have in their toolbox. It is one of the most universal families of hands, appearing throughout Western Europe in the post-Carolingian era and remaining in use for multiple centuries. As such, it can be used for a wide variety of potential scroll recipients and exemplars. By using the "toolbox" method of learning calligraphic hands, we can quickly and easily deconstruct a sample redaction, learn the common strokes, then explore variations and stylistic differences so that each calligrapher can develop their own signature variation of this style.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-07
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Introduction to Crewel Embroidery THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an This is a hands-on class. Each kit contains all you need to complete a shoulder bag. Different designs to choose from. Bilingual class (French/English) and handout.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Teaching in the SCA: Panel Discussion Pennsic 2017 Master Seamus This panel is particularly useful for beginning teachers but can help polish anyone’s skills. Some of these notes, or best practices as we call them, may seem obvious or come to you naturally. We have tried to break down the process as simply as possible. Some skills are more advanced than others. Do not expect yourself to become skilled with all of these practices at once. Work on the ones that seem most reasonable to you and then start incorporating others as you like.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Vinegar: Anti-Brewing Lord Oswyn of Baðon How to make homemade vinegar, plus a tasting of various vinegars and alcohol. Age 21+.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Crafting and Delivering a Good Peerage Speech Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn How to make your words for your friend meaningful, memorable and appropriate. Non-Peers are also encouraged to attend.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Baba Yaga, the Arch-Villainess of Russian Folklore Lady Luceta Di Cosimo Baba Yaga is a common character in Russian and Eastern European fairy tales. We will discuss the diverse rôles she plays, and look into the origins of the character. (Some familiarity with Russian folklore is helpful, but not really required.)
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Overcoming Stage Fright Lady Ursula Mortimer Learn from an experienced performer and teacher how to overcome fears about your performance.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 16th-Century Western Erotica Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. We will examine images from this work and others that explore sexual art for its own sake. There are handouts available. Because of the nature of the class, no one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend.
08-07
10:00
3.0 A&S 15 So, I Just Bought an Inkle Loom … Lady Esclarmonde al-Andalusiyya You’ve just bought an inkle loom (or, you’re thinking of buying one!) – now what? You’ll learn about the structure of the inkle loom, how to read a pattern, choosing the yarn for your loom, and how to warp the loom. But most importantly, you’ll create your first inkle weaving – a three-color band, about one inch wide. Bring your new loom and shuttle, and join us all. For those of you who haven’t taken the plunge, a limited number of rental looms and shuttles ($30 through the end of War) will be made available.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 16 Names from West African Inscriptions Mistress Ursula Georges Learn how to construct a medieval West African name using evidence from Arabic or Berber inscriptions.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 19 "Welcome to the SCA" Master Gilbert des Moulins How to find and be comfortable with your place in the dream that is the SCA.
08-07
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1.5 Bog U (E24) Tudor Treatments and Trims on a Tight Tab Lady Olivia Baker We will look at some trims and clothing treatments from 16th-century England, and discuss how to recreate these with maximum impact for minimum cost.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent ECD: ABC for Three Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl Practice three three-couple English Country dances: All in a Garden Green, Boate Man, and Chestnut.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewers Rd & Chandlers) Goldilocks and the SCA Feast THL Bojei Temur A few tips and ideas on portion sizes so everyone's stuffed without having tons of leftovers.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Karnoffel Games Tent Staff The oldest known card game is a trick-taking with rules seemingly designed to make you mis-play. Come learn and play a round.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-07
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-07
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-07
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1.0 Paisley Peacock Body Arts Natural Hair Dye: Henna and Beyond THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Please Bring Chairs. Learn how to use period dye techniques and materials to make your hair red, black, brown, or just shinier, healthier, and longer than ever. We'll focus on henna but explore other herbs to color and protect hair naturally without dangerous chemicals. Some supplies will be available at the class.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Pennsic Herald's Point Pelican Queen of Arms Roadshow Mistress Alys Mackyntoich Are you curious about how heraldic decisions are made? Pelican Queen of Arms will conduct a decision meeting on-site. For heralds and non-heralds.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-07
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1.0 Rapier List 4 Fabris and You Master Donovan Shinnock A short introduction to the principles and postures of Italian Rapier as taught by Fabris. Bring mask, gorget, and rapier.
08-07
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1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-07
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-07
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
08-07
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
11:00
6.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Populace Archery War Point will consist of 3 challenging shoots: a clout (100 yards), soldier shoot, and castle window (timed). Come and score points for your kingdom. Sundays populace shoot 11 am to 5 pm, Monday 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Lokasenna: What We Learn When Loki Shouts at Gods Sarah Barringer By doing a close reading of the Norse poem, Lokasenna, we will talk about Loki and the other gods' characteristics and personalities.
08-07
11:00
0.5 A&S 3 So You Have The Dress, Now What? Accessorize! Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer You've completed your gown, now accessorize! Take a look at 16th-century Italian accessories, such as zibellini, girdles, fans, shoes, and handkerchiefs. Get inspiration on how modern materials can be used to make period-looking accessories. Please touch the accessories!
08-07
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1.0 A&S 4 Presentation and Display Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Present your A&S to its fullest potential. You've put your heart and soul into your Arts and Sciences; make sure everyone else can see how amazing your work is. Learn how to dress it up and present it with confidence. Feel free to bring pictures of displays you have done.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Demystifying Fabrics Mistress Alina Silverthorne An introductory class on fabrics. We'll review period-appropriate fibers (and some commonly seen synthetics), and handle samples of various types. Why can't you put wool in the washing machine? How can stiff silk taffeta and filmy silk crepe de chine be made from the same thing? For beginning sewers or anyone interested in clothing and fashion.
08-07
11:00
1.5 A&S 6 From Fiber to Garb Mistress Emengar la fileresse We will discuss fiber, prep, yarn and cloth-making choices in different periods and locations. Emphasis will be on available techniques and fiber sources. Examples will be provided, but please bring your own to share.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 8 Uppity Women of the Middle Ages Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey The title says it all. Sometimes we think of women in the Middle Ages as being the lady waiting to be rescued. Meet some ladies who prove the adage: "Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Irish Bardic Tradition Baron Charles O'Connor The Irish Bardic Tradition from pre-Christian times to the Flight of the Earls (1607). Details on the Bardic Schools, status and power of bards, ability to curse through "satire," the epics, praise poems, music, and presentation style.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Pulling the Teeth Out of Stage Fright THL Lucia Elena Braganza The vast majority of us experience some level of stage fright or performance anxiety, whether it's in a bardic space, or the CEO's office. We'll pin down this ugly-muggly monster, dissect some of the elements of anxiety, wrestle our most common buggaboos into the daylight, and practice some spook-busting techniques. Focused on Bardic Arts, but applicable to all performances.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Fundamentals of Voice Production Lady Ursula Mortimer Learn the basics of vocal technique, including methods for dealing with nervousness. This is an active, participatory class for those who have never had a voice lesson. Those who can stand comfortably will be asked to do so for much of the class, but all the activities can be adapted to a seated position.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 An Analysis of Middle-Eastern Clothing in the SCA Mistress Asalah al-Hina What is the difference between Ottoman and Persian clothing? What did the Seljuks wear? Did men and women wear the same thing? A discussion of who wore when and where with hands-on example.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 Hand-Sewing Lady Albreda Aylese Machines might be faster, but hand-sewing allows you to make better-looking garments anywhere you want to go! We'll start with how to thread a needle, and avoid making knots where we don't want them, then learn to sew basic hems and seams. We'll move on to flat-felling seams so they don't fray, facing necklines that lie flat, and how to quickly edge veils as time, interest, and skill level allow. Linen fabric, linen thread, needles, and wax, along with a handout with all the details so you can refer to it later, provided free. Geared for youth participants. (YouthU, 10-14)
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 16 Arabic 101: Speaking and Pronunciation Lady Tala al-Zahra People all over the medieval world used Arabic language. From China to Mauritania in dar al-Islam, and throughout Europe, Arabic was a part of life. This class focuses on pronunciation of common names and phrases, and gives SCA-friendly phrases useful for research, conversation, and developing a more authentic SCA persona. We will only be using English orthography/alphabet. While the lesson will be useful for personas in all regions and cultures, the dialect and names will skew toward the Maghreb region. This is one of a two-part series; the other focuses on reading and writing. Class guide will be available at: http://www.talaalzahra.com/pennsic-university
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 19 Simple Tunic and Pants Pattern Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a simple tunic and pants pattern using your measurements. We will draw out a very basic pattern for pants and a simple tunic which you will be able to take with you and use at home. Please bring a tape measure for body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making your pattern.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Lady Serafina Della Torre How to throw atlatl darts effectively.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? No problem! This class starts with basic steps and patterns, then teaches fun, simple dances from 15th-century Italy. No partners required.
08-07
11:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Field Battle: The Grant Pageant (Heavy Weapons) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing (each battle – the side with the last man standing wins the point for the battle) Setup: Open Field (traditional space); Field Size 600 x 600 feet (whole field), Starting sides (facing direction East or West TBD); starting lines will be 100 feet the edge of the field so all fighters from both sides can be on the field for the starting cannon Time Limit: Not timed Number of Run Throughs: 4; 15-minute reset time between Field Battles War Points: 4; each Field Battle will be worth 1 War Point for a total of 4 War Points from all Field Battles (NON-Traditional – this is a suggested change) Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Throwing for the Physically Challenged Lady Serafina Della Torre Most physical limitations are not a barrier to this martial art. Please join us to learn how to work with people with limitations.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Target Construction Lady Serafina Della Torre This class will teach the construction of targets for Thrown Weapons.
08-07
11:30
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Basic Beginner Illumination Make & Take Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain Have you ever wanted to learn more about illuminating but cannot take the beginner track? This course is a basic beginner illumination survey class, with an opportunity to dabble with paints and learn more about illumination basics. This class will not include period pigments or calligraphy, just a chance to play with some paint and take a simple painted piece home with you. All supplies will be furnished, but feel free to bring any scribal equipment if desired. You will have a paint palette and reference handouts to take home.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Very Basic Naalbinding THL Ibrahim al-Rashid Introduction to naalbinding for those with no prior experience. Naalbinding is a craft which creates a stretchy fabric by using a large sewing needle and yarn. This predates knitting and is found in a variety of medieval cultures. I will demonstrate a simple naalbinding stitch (Oslo stitch) and discuss the basic techniques.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Researching and Scripting Peerage Ceremonies Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton This class will focus on writing custom peerage ceremonies--one of the best and most meaningful tasks a herald can take on. We will discuss extant period sources, as well as how to use other sources such as law, literature, liturgy, guild statutes, and even artwork as a guide for creating peerage ceremonies for any persona. Do you live in a kingdom with standard or traditional peerage ceremonies? We'll talk about the touches that can be made to standard ceremonies to make them fit various personas. Those who have written peerage ceremonies are welcome to bring samples to share.
08-07
12:00
1.5 A&S 3 Beginning Bobbin Lace Baroness Allegra Ginevra Soave d Napoli Lace has been called fabric poetry. This is a beginner's bobbin lace class for those who haven't made lace before or who are just starting out. We will begin with a discussion of the history and development of bobbin lace, then there will be hands-on time when people can try making lace. Experienced lacers are invited to bring their pillows and stop by with their lace!
08-07
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3.0 A&S 4 Use of Basic Silversmithing Tools Master Gunnarr Alfljot Silversmithing on a budget. Survey and demonstration of tools for use with nonferrous metals. Soldering and fusing demonstrations will be included.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Logboats in the Middle Ages Master Elias Gedney The development and spread of fabricated plank hulls for boats surprisingly did not stop people from making boats out of logs. We will discuss a few surviving European examples from the years between 600 and 1600.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will cover the foods eaten at Passover seders in the Middle Ages when matzah was an inch thick and horseradish was only eaten as an ingredient in charoset. We will be looking at the evolution of the rulings about various foods, recipes to make some of them, how some of the practices changed. Includes taste testing.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Irish Woman's Dilemma: What Do I Wear? Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc Many want to have an Irish persona because Ireland has a rich and interesting history, beautiful music and stories, and complex and interesting art. Yet when I went to try and make my persona more historically accurate in dress, I found a dearth of concrete evidence and little research of the subject. I decided to find as many sources as I could, compile what I found, and try to present a reasonable approximation of what the Irish would have worn throughout our period. This class will give an overview from early to late period on what I believe a typical Irish woman would have worn, as well as provide a list of resources for you to explore on your own. New this year: the class will be split by the hour with the first hour being pre-1100, second hour post-1100.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 9 The New Bard's Road Map Lord Drake Oranwood A how-to primer for new or aspiring bards. Developing a repertoire, finding performance opportunities, seeking mentors and patrons, gaining visibility, becoming part of the bardic community.
08-07
12:00
3.0 A&S 11 Beginning Pysanky Lady Muirgheall O'Riein Students will learn the history of the pysanka, as well as the techniques involved, and have the opportunity to create one of their own. The class is listed as 3 hours to allow plenty of time for writing the shells; it doesn't usually take that long.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Tablet Weaving: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of tablet weaving from Norse and neighboring sites, including Birka, Oseberg, Mammen, Elisenhof, Evebo, Snartemo, Eura and others.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Known World Dance and Music Symposium: Discussion Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) General discussion about the Known World Dance and Music Symposium. All are welcome. We will discuss past and future bids.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) A Celtic Introduction to Medieval Music THL Vincenzo da Brescia Celtic music hasn't changed much in 600 years so it's an excellent starting point for learning medieval music. We'll look at similarities and sources
08-07
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Ballo del Fiore Mistress Serafina Alamanni This simple 16th-century Italian dance has versions for 2, 3, 4 and 5 dancers. Join us as we explore the different combinations. Beginners welcome.
08-07
12:00
4.0 Great Hall Annual Barter Town Swap Meet Baron Alexander Makcristyne It is time once again to barter. Come enjoy the Barter Bazaar and swap those unwanted items for that lost treasure! Everyone is welcome!
08-07
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance for Teens Mistress Cassandra Grey of Lochleven A TeenU class. This is a gender-neutral beginners' dance class, focused on getting young dancers comfortable with dancing at haflas. We'll be joined by some of the members of Baklava, a Middle Eastern Dance troupe with ages ranging from 11 to 15.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the Peninsula.) Pennsic Welcome Hafla for New Dancers &Musicians Rajni of Orluk Oasis Join Ziggy and Rajni for a fun hafla, or "party," where you use the dancing and drumming skills you have been working on. All levels welcome, although we will make a special effort for beginners to play music and dance for us. Please bring a light refreshment to share if you are able.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-07
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent il Titolo Provvisorio - Closed Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum This is an introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi Flowers traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles. Each student will be provided with all necessary pre-prepared materials necessary to complete their very own Kanzashi Flower in this class.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Teaching Beginners to Throw Lady Serafina Della Torre For Thrown Weapons marshals and MITs, this class will show how to teach thrown weapons to someone who wants to learn to throw. Recommended for MITs.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Echoes of the Dumbek Malik Mark of Orluk Oasis will play a rhythm or phrase and the class repeats. Students may have a chance to "call" a phrase or rhythm if they wish.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 3 Scribal Tea Mistress Liadhain Join your fellow scribes for light refreshments and conversation about all things scribal in the Æthelmearc Royal Encampment Pavilion.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn) Harp for Absolute Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Wearing My Lady's Favor Mistress Catriona nicHugh Mclaey The belt favor is ubiquitous for SCA garb. But is it historically correct? What would a lady give as a favor during period?
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 You, Too, Can Write a Letter of Recommendation THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Any member of the SCA, of any rank, can recommend any other member for any award at any level. Interested? Come to this class and learn how.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Story Time with Tempus Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is an hour with Tempus. Good time to have a nap while he rambles on about anything. Adventure, excitement and really wild things... Maybe some hand-kissing and stories of travel; might do some science, or hear about his cabins. Or it may just be a good time for an afternoon nap.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Wee Scadians: Find them, Keep Them! Lady Annika Siltanen Youth and families are essential to the future (and present!) of the SCA. This class will discuss how to recruit and maintain families with children in your local group, and what to do with them once you have them! Children's Activities are fun and all, but there are so many things beyond that to be done to keep children (and their parents) happy, engaged, and excited about their future in the Society. Come get some pointers from a Youth Officer and SCA parent, and bring your own ideas to share! (Children are welcome to attend, and will have their own quiet activity to do during class.)
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Anglo-Saxon Riddles Lady Edith de Brereton Come learn about the riddles of the Exeter Book and their place in Anglo-Saxon culture, with examples to take to camp and share!
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Jewelry Demonstration: Etching Copper Alloys THL Gaeira Aggadottir In this demonstration and lecture class you will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to etch copper, brass, and nickel silver with Ferric Chloride. Various resists will be discussed with an emphasis on heat transfer resists: PnP Blue and Toner Transfer Paper (TTP). You will be able to adapt these techniques to etch a wide variety of jewelry items, favors, largesse, coronets, belt elements that can be riveted on, armor decorations, scrolls, etc. Most of the techniques discussed can be used to etch fine silver and sterling silver using Ferric Nitrate. The hand-out will be available on my website at: http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/metalSawing.html
08-07
13:00
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.
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Textile Tools THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of textile tools found in Norse and neighboring sites. We will look at cards, combs, looms, loom weights, shears, shuttles, skein-winders, smoothing stones, spindles, and whorls from Birka, Coppergate, Dublin, Hedeby, Lund, Novgorod, Oseberg and Ribe.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 14 14th-Century Italian Secular Vocal Music Mistress Arianna Morgan This class provides an overview of the musical and poetic forms of 14th-century Italian secular vocal music. Listening examples will be provided.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 15 Norse Mythology: Don't be a Snorri Sarah Barringer When writing the eddas, Snorri Sturluson had many biases and alternate motives. He tried to make Norse myth mirror the Greeks and seem more relevant.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 A Taste of Maghribi and Andalusi Cuisine Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Discussion of the cuisines of al-Andalus and al-Maghrib, based on two surviving 13th-C. Andalusi cookbooks, the so-called "Anonymous Andalusian" cookbook, and my translation of the Fudalat al-khiwan fi tayibat al-ta'am wa al-alwan ("Delights of the Table, the Best Foods & Dishes") by Ibn Razin al-Tujibi. Handout will include recipes, and I will bring a few dishes to sample.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Get More Involved at Events Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy during events.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatls of the World Master Kryss Kostarev Atlatls (spear throwers, woomeras, speerschleuders, etc.) have been found on every continent except Antarctica. They have been used from 30,000 years ago up to the present day in some areas. Come see their wide variety and actually try them out on the atlatl range. In case of rain, we will meet in the thrown weapons range classroom tent.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Barony of Stonemarche (N33) Basic Tablet Weaving Lady Anastasia of the Oaks Learn to warp the loom and weave a basic pattern. Limited number of small looms and materials available for use and/or purchase.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Introductory Performance Workshop THL Silence de Cherbourg Want to participate in a bardic circle or a competition, but don't feel confident in your abilities? Bring a song or story to perform, 5 minutes or less, and receive advice and suggestions from experienced performers in a low-pressure setting.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Kijin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Nobility Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir An introduction to the food and food culture of the imperial court and nobility. The culinary calendar. Organization of meals and meal etiquette.
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1.0 Dance Tent Penta Pentamere Dances Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel Learn five easy dances that require no more than two couples: Petite Rose, Montarde Bransle, Grene Gynger, Black Alman and Rufty Tufty. Buy a step-by-step dance guide and the music if you want or download here: http://www.michiganleftturn.org/Penta-Pentamere-Dances.htm
08-07
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1.5 Games Tent Xiang-qi for Beginners (Chinese Chess) Lord Galen Mac Byrne A 90-minute class in how to play Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess). History, rules, strategy and tactics; enough time left for students to play afterwards.
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2.0 Main Battlefield Bridge Battle (Heavy Weapons) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle; at the end of each battle, the bridge flags will be checked; the side with the most flags raised for their color wins the war point for the battle Setup: 5 bridges with no fording; the bridge lines will be painted on the field prior to Field battle in the morning; we will ask fighters after the field battle to grab one bail and drop it on one of the bridge lines; setup for the bridges should be very quick with that much help available; bridge rules on engagement will be the same as last year. Control of a bridge: the rope flag poles used for other battles will be deployed at the midpoint, south side of each bridge. Control of the bridge is determined by what flag is up at the end of the battle. Bridge Length = 90’, Bridge Width = 27’; distance between bridges 40’ no fording or going around the outer bridges; traditional layout with the bridges facing East/West; each bridge will have a control flag on the north side bridge wall halfway across the bridge (see diagram) Time Limit: 15 minutes per battle Number of Run Throughs: 3; 15-minute reset time between Bridge Battles War Points: 3; each Bridge Battle will be worth 1 War Point for a total of 3 War Points from all Bridge Battles (NON-Traditional – this is a suggested change) Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle. Notes: Combat Archery and Siege will be included in the 1st and 3rd bridges with no Combat Archery and Siege for the 2nd Bridge Battle. Combat Archers will not be allowed on the bridges  Siege Engines must be a minimum of 50’ from the bridge edges
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Improv with Swords! Atesh Tribal sword combos! Learn Tribal Odyssey Sword combinations and cues: turns, shimmies, travel steps, including how to change leaders. Yes, it really is easier than it looks! PDF handouts online. Balanced dance sword required.
08-07
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
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2.0 Rapier List 2 East Kingdom Rapier Tournament Lord Melchior Kriebel Join us for the East Kingdom Pennsic Rapier Tournament! Tournament plan will be a round-robin followed by a double-elimination. Efforts will be made to balance out round-robins. Come show your skill as this tournament returns to the fold. Tournament is open to all qualified fencers from all kingdoms.
08-07
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2.0 Rapier List 4 Cut-and-Thrust Rapier Tournament THL Philipp Reimer vonWolfenbüttel Fight with your rapier the way it was meant to be used! This C&T tourney is intended for late-period rapiers and side swords with complex hilts. Period-inspired conventions and points-based rules prioritize clean fencing and showmanship. Swept hilts, basket hilts, and similar guards required. Permitted styles include single sword, sword and dagger, sword and buckler (14" maximum), and sword and cloak.
08-07
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1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Byzantine Chainmail Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum Learn the Byzantine chainmail weave that was prevalent throughout our period across multiple cultures. All hand-prepared materials necessary to complete class project are provided. For those who don't have them, tools are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
08-07
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Beyond Axe, Knife, and Spear Lady Serafina Della Torre Tent stakes, military shovels, farm implements, pizza cutters, and Deadly Ninja Throwing Chickens. Show and tell: demos pending approval.
08-07
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1.0 Touch The Earth Riq Curious? Lord Carmine The riq (Middle Eastern tambourine) is a versatile instrument and super portable! This class will show the basics for first-timers. Any tambourine that has jingles and a skin on it will work to get started.
08-07
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4.0 Youth Point It Takes My Child to Raze a Village... Pennsic Classes Provided at YFP A special Pennsic edition of this very popular series of activities from the Midrealm.
08-07
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1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Meet-Up Lady Noelle de la Plume Past years: Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. This year we're just going to discuss what everyone wants out of Fool's School and where it should go. Please attend if you ever participated in Fool's School!
08-07
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1.0 A&S 1 Hand-Sewing Lady Albreda Aylese Instead of talking about final touches, use hand-sewn seams, hems, and facings to give your garment the perfect first touches.
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1.0 A&S 2 The Submission Process Brunissende Dragonette So, you've worked with a herald to register your name and/or armory. What happens now? This class intends to explain the basics of documenting and submitting a name, device or badge, and what happens to it afterwards.This class is not limited to heralds. Everybody can learn how things happen.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 3 Intro to Research: Research like an Academic THL Elena Hylton This class will cover a quick introduction to research, including types of sources, styles of citations, what "peer reviewed" means, how/where to find good sources for your topic, and more. We will also look at how to apply your research to A&S entries. Taught by a university faculty member, this class is open to researchers of any level, but targeted towards beginning researchers.
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1.0 A&S 5 Bizarre Religious Practices of the Middle Ages Master Alan Fairfax Medieval Europeans had some religious practices that were downright weird. However, even the most outlandish behaviors were honest attempts to find spiritual connections or improve the world. Learn a bit about the context of some of the strangest religious practices of the medieval period. Due to time, we'll focus on western Christianity. (This is an updated version of the class taught in previous years, with a new handout.)
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1.0 A&S 6 Herbalism and Botanical References Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Come find out about period texts on herbalism, horticulture, botany, and agriculture, from the Romans to 1600. We will discuss texts, cultures, and the evolution of data within SCA period.
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1.0 A&S 7 Cordials: Of Aqua Vitae and Alchemy Lady Zillah al-Sighira al-Hurra What were cordials in period? How can a SCAdian enter a period cordial in an A&S competition if we're not allowed to distill? What's the difference between Aqua Vitae, Aqua Composita, and a Cordial Water? Are cordials a product of brewing or alchemy? Join Lady Zillah al Sighira al Hurra and her husband Vladimir on a voyage of discovery.
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1.0 A&S 8 Making a Hare Net Mistress Emengar la fileresse We will apply the ancient technique of knotting to the creation of a purse net that is used in Europe to catch large rabbits or hares. Use of the net will be explained, as well as the use of the netting knot for other applications such as fishing nets, corrals, hair nets, and lacis fabric. Kits will be available for purchase or you can bring your own. Do not bring netting needles/spacers for hair nets, as the scale is too small.
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1.0 A&S 9 Let's Make a Mumming or Masque! Mistress Catrin o'r Rhyd For Mummings and masques are entertaining and period theatrical ways to praise someone or commemorate an event. However, period scripts aren't usually adaptable for many SCA purposes. You'll need to construct your own. In this workshop, we'll build the outlines of performances using grab bags of options created by the class.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 12 Roundtable: LGBT-Friendliness in SCA Dance Alexander of Mistig Waetru Join a conversation about LGBT issues in period dance and the SCA dance community. Anyone is welcome, regardless of dance experience or LGBT status.
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2.0 A&S 14 Teaching in the SCA Mistress Alicia Langland Nervous about teaching? Want to share what you know and feel good about it afterwards? Covers planning, preparation, presentation, problems, publicity, and "post-mortem". For those who would like to improve their classes, as well as those who have never taught but want to. Instructor has 30+ years of classroom experience.
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2.0 A&S 16 North African Coffee Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora "Coffee," from the Arabic word qahwah, became popular in the Maghreb by the 16th century. From beans to cup, we will roast green coffee beans together, then learn the techniques you need to make the perfect brew. We will look at bunna, Ethiopian coffee, for comparison. Come thirsty! There is an option to go home with the tools you need to make coffee, as I will have 10 kits available while supplies last.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Jenna ChildSlayer Are you new (or new-ish) to the SCA? Trying to figure out how things work? What all those odd terms in an event announcement mean? Or, what there is to do that you might be interested in? Come to SCA 101 to get the basic information you'll need to have the most fun you can have! What to expect at an event, etiquette, and answers to questions you might have been shy about asking before.
08-07
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Learn to Read, Write, and Sing Byzantine Notation THL Marion Quyn Master musician or neume newbie: This class is for everyone! See how a simple system can be used to depict relative and absolute pitch and learn how to translate some medieval and modern day "hits" into this beautiful style of notation.
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2.0 Casa Bardicci Body of the Mask: The Full Commedia Character THL Katrusha Skomorokha Based on the research of Antonio Fava, how to don the whole body of each commedia character to connect deeply with the audience with or without words. Please come prepared to move in comfortable clothing. Each day we will inspect the movement of a different class of character: the lovers, the first and second Zanni, Capitano, Signora and house servants, Pantalone and Dottore.
08-07
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Absolute Beginner Master Lorenzo Petrucci Never danced before? This is the class for you! We’ll start from the very basics and soon you'll be on your way to the ball! No partners required.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Zill Dance from Start to Stage: 4 of 4 THL Umm Iskandar Mihri Zills, or finger cymbals, add much to a performance. This class series will have the students learning a zill choreography with the option of performing it as a group at the Middle Eastern Dance Expo. Recommended for intermediate dancers who know zill basics as this class will move quickly through the choreography. Performance costuming should consist of a period or peri-oid coat worn over salwar or harem pants and a simple hip scarf or belt. Dancers must attend 3 of the 4 sessions including the final one in order to be eligible to perform.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Music in the Italian Novelle Master Aaron Drummond Several 14th-16th-century Italian works of literature survive which contain descriptions of music performances. We'll read through some of the surviving music mentioned in these works and compare what we do to how the authors describe the musical performances. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.
08-07
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
08-07
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Exploring the Frame Drum with Donovan THL Donovan al Darbuka Learn the basics of the frame drum. We will work on basic techniques for getting great sounds out of your drum.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Failing with Style Andres Reed When on stage the best laid plans gang aft agley. This class will address tips and tricks in keeping the show moving forward. This will be an interactive class to work on getting your performance back on track.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 Sewing Flat-Felled Seams Lady Albreda Aylese Flat-felling is a sewing technique that keeps your seam allowances from fraying, makes your garments hang better, and can even make them last longer.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained, and less-experienced, commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 3 Building a Household: An Oldcastle Model Duchess Melisande de Belvoir There are many kinds of households in the Society. We will discuss several of them, focusing primarily on Clan Oldcastle, the one I know best.
08-07
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2.0 A&S 4 Known World Webminister Social Lord Matthias von Würzburg A roundtable discussion and forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues related to the office as well as exchanging ideas and suggestions.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 6 Basics of Running a Gate THL Eadgyth aet Staeningum Running the Gate at an event isn't complicated with some advance planning. How to prep beforehand, staffing, what materials are needed at the event and how to set up, and sorting out the paperwork afterwards.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 7 How To Carve A Viking Horse Master Nigellus leHaie Learn the basics of whittling by making a Viking toy horse in the Trondheim style. We will also discuss Viking tools, techniques and sharpening. All tools and materials will be provided. Warning! Very sharp knives are involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 8 16th-C. Working Class Women's Garb Across Europe Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza What's the difference between 16th-century Italian, German, Lowlands, and English garb? What's similar among all of them? We will walk you through the pieces of a typical working woman's ensemble head to toe.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 1: Meet & Greet, Those Darn Words Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 1: Introductions, Meet & Greet: Meet your fellow bards. While many of us already know each other, this is a time to say hello to returning friends and give newcomers a chance to match names to faces. Host: Provost, Master Cerian Cantwr. Those Darn Words: Memorization can be one of the more challenging aspects of our art. It is a skill that is very different from both the creation and performance of our works. While some places are accepting of performers holding lyrics, in others it’s taboo. How can we make the words stay in our brain? What can we do if they don’t? What can we do if Kingdom custom toward non-memorized work is to say, “Harrumph?” Confirmed Panelists: Mistress Amelie d’Anjou, Lady Dearbhforgaill an Chomhaidh, THL Brendan O Corraidhe, Mistress Fiana of Clare.
08-07
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2.0 A&S 10 Creating a Basic Leather Mask with Water Forming Master Æiric ørvender Create and take home a basic leather mask using the cuir bouilli (water forming) technique. Learn how to create your own leather mask.
08-07
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4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
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4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 13 Dead Men Walking Lady Luceta Di Cosimo This class discusses the medieval dangerous dead, their origins and methods of their prevention and disposal, as based on recently discovered archaeological evidence.
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1.5 A&S 19 No Sh*t, There We Were: SCA Stories Master Liam St. Liam This will be a two-part class. We will talk about collecting and developing the telling of SCA stories, and we will spend some time telling those stories. If you have stories, come prepared (with notes if necessary) to tell them. Perhaps we will hear such famous punchlines as "I'll see your six, and raise you thirty-five!"; "We thought you were a story they made up to scare us"; "He says he's a duke; what does that mean? It means they can't beat him, either"; and "Is that your king you're beating with a traffic cone?" "Why yes, yes it is." "Y'all must be from Calontir." "Why yes, yes, I am."
08-07
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Maqsum and Ayoub rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-C English Dance (Gresley) Mistress Serafina Alamanni Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with the very basics of walking and rhythm, and then introduces you to fun, simple dances from the time of the War of the Roses.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerque Games Tent Staff Period game from the Middle East in the family of checkers-style games. We will review what is known, the rules, and the play through some games.
08-07
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its second Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/10, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Siri Toivosdotter
08-07
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-07
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Greybeard Fencing Tourney THL Jehan LeBlanc The return of the Greybeard Fencing Tournament! Open to all fencers 55 years of age and older.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 The Tadcaster Militia Gauntlet Arcade Extravaganza Lord Eldrich Gaiman The Tadcaster Militia presents the Amazing and Wonderful Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet and Tournament! Win fabulous tickets and also prizes! Fencers will face a gauntlet of bouts against members of the Tadcaster Militia. Victories will earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. But wait, there's more! You can run the gauntlet as many times as you can stand! Save up your tickets for bigger prizes! We'll also be running this gauntlet throughout the week, so come early and come often, and save up big!
08-07
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1.5 Shadow Clans ((N22) behind the Cathedral) Adventures with Sourdough Lady Miriam bat Pessah Learn how to grow and maintain sourdough culture used to bake bread in period. Take home some starter for your own baking.
08-07
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1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-07
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2.0 University-Battlefield Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán Líadán Liathain Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.
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2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
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2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Afternoon Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-07
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2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Open Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-07
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1.0 A&S 2 Using Common Name Sources Baroness Elsbeth Anne Roth Examples on how to use some of the commonly used name sources used by heralds to document names.
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1.0 A&S 5 How to Brew a Tree, Part III: Nuts THL Madoc Arundel The use of nuts in brewing is not common, given the fat and protein content. There are ways to make them work... Alcohol will be served. IDs will be checked. Must be 21 or over.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 6 A&S Competitions for Entrants, Part 3 of 3 Master Philip White We’ll be talking about how A&S competition entrants can get the most fun out of entering an A&S competition while also getting feedback and creating an educational experience for others. We want to help everyone get the most out of their time and effort in working on their arts and sciences projects. This class ties in with "A&S Competitions for Organizers" and "A&S Competitions for Judges". You can attend any one or all three.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Furniture: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A brief survey of the major finds of Viking Age furniture, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover digs at Norse sites such as Oseberg, Gokstad, Birka, Dublin, Hedeby, etc.
08-07
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1.5 A&S 14 Beyond the Notes Mistress Isabeau d'Orleans A practical look at taking polyphonic choral music past just singing the notes, with tips for singers and directors to turn notes into music. Text painting, vowel modification and other techniques will be explored.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Cued Improv with Finger Cymbals: Want to Play? Atesh Learn the 6 Tribal Odyssey finger cymbal patterns and the dance combinations they go with. It's cued (follow-the-leader) combos featuring finger cymbals. We'll start with the cymbal patterns, then add the moves. With Atesh (of "Kawakib Finger Cymbal Solo" renown).
08-07
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1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa: Italian for English Feet THL James Blackcloak See just how creative Playford could be when you learn these dances for three couples! Dancers of all levels welcome.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-07
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2.0 East Battlefield C&T Pas d'Armes Baron Alric The Mad A celebration of cut-and-thrust combat in the style of a period Pas. We will be following the style of the Pas held at Gulf Wars. Weapons will be limited to those with a simple guard (cross hilt). There will be some available to borrow.
08-07
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3.0 Games Tent Games Gathering: Tables Games Tent Staff A time set aside for tables (nard, backgammon) players to join us and find an opponent.
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1.0 Lochmere, N18 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-07
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2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-07
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1.0 Orluk Oasis (W10, on the lake near the peninsula.) Beginner Steps to Saidi Rhythms Rajni of Orluk Oasis Class will include an easy-to-learn beginner dance to Saidi, a popular Middle Eastern rhythm. While it will be taught as a basic choreography, students will also practice improvisational portions and how to use this dance as a framework for creating their own choreography. Live drumming! Refreshments and conversation after! Join us in Orluk Oasis.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent An Introduction to "Contrafact" Lord Martyn de Halliwell How to find the best "tunes" from period sources, and add/replace lyrics, as well as slight modifications of the tune.
08-07
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn advanced forms of throwing. A hands-on session is included. Should have experience using thrown weapons. Limit: 20 participants.
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Care, Making, and Feeding of Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre How to maintain and repair thrown weapons.
08-07
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1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms: Dhol Ali Al-Azim An introduction to Dhol. Learn the history, playing technique and common beats of this Indian drum. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-07
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2.0 White List 10-Man Unbelted Melée Tourney Baron Mungoe McKlinchey The Sargents of Saint Aiden are honored to sponsor the Ten Man Melée Tourney. The fight will be for the Sargents' chest. Each year the coat of arms of the winning team is added to the chest. At this time Atlantia and Æthelmearc are the two kingdoms on the Chest. Will one of these two Kingdoms be the first to form a Dynasty in this tourney, or will a new kingdom emerge as champion this year?
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2.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Practice/Tryouts Master Godric of Hamtun All archers wishing to be on the Pennsic Archery Champions' Teams should attend these practices. See either the East Kingdom Captain General or the Midrealm Lt General for more details.
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1.0 A&S 2 Healthy Projection and Professional Presentation Lord Martyn de Halliwell Discussion of breathing, resonance and acoustics for the active voice herald, landed baron(ess), story teller, or singer from an opera singer's perspective, with a lecture followed by a masterclass-style session with any willing participants.
08-07
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1.5 A&S 13 Experimental Mead-Making (1): Ale Yeast Trial Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh This class will cover making mead with a variety ale yeasts. There will be samples of two mead recipes, each made with multiple types of ale yeast. The first mead recipe is a simple traditional mead made with basswood honey, lemon, and French oak cubes. Five versions of this recipe have been made with British and Belgian ale yeasts. The second recipe is also a traditional mead made with wildflower and buckwheat honey, lime, and French oak cubes. Five versions of the recipe have been made with two British ale yeasts and three high-gravity Belgian ale yeasts. Age 21+.
08-07
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6/8. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and others are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Meet-the-Dance-Faculty Social Pennsic Dance Staff Everyone is invited to meet the people who make the Pennsic School of European Dance happen! This event is open for all students and dancers to meet this year's faculty and staff, and is a relaxing social event for our faculty and experienced dancers. We encourage all to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and a group picture of staff and teachers will be taken.
08-07
17:00
3.0 General Archery 5th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot Lord Naran Numuchi Competition with period archery equipment only. No attached or built-in arrow rests, no pistol grips, no plastic arrow nocks. Longbows (includes Yumis), static-eared recurves ("horsebows"), other period recurves, if any, and crossbows. Bow types will shoot against the same category. Flight Shoot (best of your six arrows/bolts), Roving Clout, Manchu Tunken (five concentric circles pressure fitted inside one another target. A clean shot will knock out only the bulls-eye. Requires one (1) 3/4" rubber-blunted arrow or bolt), Turkish puta, wands or wreathes. Full period RR shoot. Garb and archery kit must match for time period and culture, i.e., no Vikings shooting Yumis. Prizes for each bow type and a prize for Best Ensemble of garb and archery kit.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Orlando di Lasso: the Wit and the Weirdness Mistress Eliane Halevy Come learn about Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), one of the most prolific sacred and secular choral composers of the Renaissance, writing in every major language and every major style -- music that choirs from high schools to professional sing all the time today. Students will listen to/sing some of his music.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. No fee. String provided.
08-07
17:15
2.0 Performing Arts Tent A Little Knight Music Pennsic Performing Arts Please join Mistress Rosalind Jehanne, Master John Lyttleton and their Bardic Friends in original songs of chivalry, humor, history, and a few bawdy ones as well. Be careful what you say in front of a bard! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-07
18:00
2.0 A&S 9 Known World Players' Annual Meeting Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Players' annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-07
18:30
0.5 Amphitheater Medieval Foolery, Efenwealt Wystle - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Medieval Foolery: An in-persona "Trunk Show" experience by Efenwealt Wystle at the Amphitheater. Audience members should bring seating.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Performance in Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Welcome to 'Whose Line Doth It Be?', the improv comedy competition where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Auditions at 4 pm. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Hunter's Home Youth Polearm Tourney Gunnar Thorbjorn The Shire of Hunter's Home will be hosting its 4th Annual Youth Polearm Tourney. It will be conducted under a bear pit-style tourney with a break. The winner will be determined by the youth fighter with the most points. Points are determined by receiving two points for a win and one point for a loss.
08-07
19:15
0.75 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir returns, bigger and better than ever, to perform songs of love and laughter by such luminaries as Palestrina, Gastoldi, Nannino, Morley, and Josquin.
08-07
20:00
0.75 Bog U (E24) Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8 pm - 8:45 pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-07
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood returns to the Pennsic stage with songs (and friends) new and old, including material from the brand-new compilation CD "Sing for the East". Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Under the Sea Ball Lady Nicolosa d'Isenfir Join us for an "Under the Sea"-themed ball with dances from across Europe and across skill levels. All with the goal of having fun!
08-07
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! All in one magnificent Commedia dell'Arte show, as only i Genesii can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-08
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-08
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-08
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-08
08:30
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting: Any Level Lady Moll Sotherden Want to learn how to cut glass? Know how to cut glass and wish to take your skills to the next level? Make time for this class! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as I have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-08
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Scribes' Track Mistress Alicia Langland In this 5-day track, brand-new scribes will learn the skills (Layout, Gothic Calligraphy, Drawing the Flowers, Gilding, and Painting) needed to create award-worthy scrolls based on this 15th-century French manuscript: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53000324z/f1.planchecontact In class, you will create a small project suitable for framing. Fee includes supplies for all 5 days, plus a starter scribal kit to create an 11 x 14" scroll at home. Students must commit to attending all 5 sessions. Each session will last 2 hours. A different skill will be covered each session.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-08
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Practice for the archery war points. Come warm up and practice before you score your war points
08-08
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row A Everything Paternosters Mistress Gisela Szabo This day is designed to show how to choose your beads to give your paternoster a more medieval look and feel based upon research. Replicas of paternosters will be shown and you are invited to join and show off your own research and designs.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Irish Brehon Law Baron Charles O'Connor Irish law principles to include details on honor price, injury, sick maintenance, rights of women. Examples of the application of the law in traditional Gaelic Ireland. Details on where to find information on the law tracts and the sort of research they can support.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 871 +/- 2: A History of the Settlement of Iceland Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona The class will cover the settlement of Iceland to the year 1000. Topics include the geography of the island, the development of the social structure, the Althing, the conversion to Christianity, and some kind of cool things along the way.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Roman Roundtable Baroness Desiderata Drake Come talk about all things Roman with other Romans from around the Known World. Share your research on food, clothing, daily life, armor, and more.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Cheesemaking: How Hard Is Your Cheese? Lady Hrosvitha von Celle Ever want to make cheese at home but not sure where to start or what you need to make cheese? This class will go over basic equipment and ingredients and where to find it all. Discussion will also include an overview of what you need for different types of cheeses. Basic recipes will be included in the handout as well.
08-08
09:00
4.0 A&S 7 Glove Affair: Making Gloves THL Jorunn nic Lochlainn The class will delve into every aspect about the period article, whether it be leather, wool, linen or silk. I will share my construction techniques and a pattern I created from a study that has extended over 30 years. We will review the timeline of gloves. I will have many examples on hand to examine. A portion of the class will be dedicated to hands-on, and sewing supplies will be available to experience sewing leather. Materials, stitches, techniques and decoration will all be discussed. Bring your questions.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Kute-uchi: Japanese Hand Loop Braiding THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie This period Japanese braiding technique was "lost" to the general population as a closely-held secret until modern research "re-discovered" it. Kute-uchi is similar to other methods of loop braiding, except the loops are lined up on the hands instead of held by the fingers. This enables experienced braiders to create braids using more than ten elements, with no additional equipment. Learn the basic techniques of kute-uchi to create a sampler with three five-loop braids.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Bardic Etiquette Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful This class will discuss some of the practices and principles of conduct in the bardic arts. We will cover consideration of place, time, and appropriate occasions for performing. Preparation, introductions, and how to help make the performances of others welcome, will also be discussed. Time permitting, we will talk about some good sources for appropriate piece selection. For YouthU.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 11 Egg Recipes from Scappi Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad Scappi's 15th-century Italian cookbook has an entire section on egg recipes, from fritters to frittata, from fried to boiled to stuffed, and everything in between. In this class we will first explore where in the year and when in the menu these recipes appear, then explore them in greater detail.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Tools of the Flame Mistress Keely the Tinker Discussion course designed to aid the beginning beadworker. We will discuss the tools, equipment and materials needed to begin making glass beads. Perfect for someone who may be thinking of flamework as a hobby, but unsure of the tools needed and their costs.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weight of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will also be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Medieval Surgery 101 Baroness Colette du Pre' Discussion of some of the gruesome and often deadly surgical procedures of the Middle Ages. A three-part series. Period depictions, some of private parts. Ages 16 and over.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 15 Or Nué: Colored Goldwork Embroidery Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword Learn the basics of Or Nué embroidery by creating a small piece. Or Nué (shaded gold) embroidery was done in Europe, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, and to high levels in Italy and Flanders from roughly 1400 – 1550s. The technique uses different colored silk threads to couch gold or silver threads strategically placed to form patterns, designs, figures or narrative scenes. This class is for beginners and kits will be provided.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 16 Basics of Waxed Leatherwork Baroness Verena Entenwirth Learn the very basics of making leather cups, caudels, jacks, and bottles. Class covers a brief history as well as instructions on how to work with leather, leatherworking on a budget, and hardening leather using beeswax. Class includes a hands-on portion making a leather cup.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Clan Conall Create a Mead Over an Open Fire Baron Alexander Makcristyne Ever wondered what it would be like or how to make a mead over a camp fire? The Abbey of St. Ægir, part of the brotherhood of brewers and the East Kingdom Brewers Guild, can show you how it is done. Includes everything from heat control to whether a boil should or should not be used.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Children's Dance: Italian Chaos THL Wilhelm This is a chance to learn very simple dance steps that are all one needs to know to do a dance. They can be as simple or as complicated as the dancers desire. Knowing these allow the students to dance at balls and are starting points to learn other dances. (Any youth in attendance require a responsible adult present.)
08-08
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD
08-08
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 3 Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All authorized youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
08-08
09:00
5.0 Red List Baronial Armored Champions' Tournament Mistress Kasha Alekseeva A day to celebrate the Baronial Combat Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 46 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial adult and youth Armored champions. Setup at 8:00-9:00 am; adults' tournament at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; youth tournament at 12:00-1:00 pm.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Range Throwing Tourney for the Physically Challenged Lady Serafina Della Torre Tournament for those with physical limitations.
08-08
09:00
1.0 University-Battlefield The Cornett and the Serpent: Renaissance Brass? Master Remus Fletcher Once a favorite of composers and now obscure, the cornett is a musical instrument with a trumpet-type mouthpiece that is made of wood and fingered like a recorder. The larger serpent, which filled the need for a bass instrument, is a late-period ancestor of the modern tuba. Are they brass or woodwind? Join in for a hands-on discussion about these instruments, information on where to buy, and how to play. Several instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.
08-08
09:00
6.0 Youth Point Æthelmearc Day Classes Provided at YFP All sorts of Adventures! Watch this space for more details!
08-08
09:30
1.0 Rapier List 4 Begining Fabris Lord Brendan Firebow Interested in checking out a bit of historical rapier? Come learn about the Italian style, and specifically the style of Salvatore Fabris. You don't have to be as bendy as a willow branch, but it certainly doesn't hurt. We will go over basic stance, movement and blade-work, as well as his basic concepts. Fencing gear suggested; we will be working drills.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day Gothic in 45 Minutes or Less Master Kameshima Zentarou Umakai Gothic Blackletter (also known as Textura) is a late-period style of calligraphy used throughout Western Europe. Come learn this hand using a method designed not only to effectively and quickly learn this alphabet, but also to train your eye to more easily learn further calligraphic hands to increase your calligraphic repertoire.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Clay Oven / Hearth Oven Cooking Lady Miriam bat Pessah Compare techniques and recipes for cooking in a clay oven or hearth oven. Learn cooking methods and share your tips.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Feastocrat 101 THL Astridr vigaskegg So you want to be a feastocrat? This is a step-by-step planning class for those who are considering running their first feast! Handouts available.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 4 Enameling 101 Sazia de Sarro,known as Dasani Very basic intro to enameling. We'll address the techniques of wet inlay using heraldic colors and layering of transparent glass through the use of sifting enamels. Students will leave with a self-created pendant. Ages 12 and up preferred due to materials used in the class.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Parenting Connection Group Lady Dianimh Ban All families welcome. If you are interested in breastfeeding support or if you would like to learn how to use a baby carrier, come join us. If you are a support person or educator, come and hang out and help each other with parenting trials and overcoming issues. Sometimes we all need help when we are working through issues like heat, growth spurts, teething, first foods and weaning, getting a good back carry. This is a casual group. If you have learned something about breastfeeding and baby-wearing, and you think it would benefit others, please feel free to share it. If you are an IBCLC, LC, Support Counselor, educator, La Leche League leader or associate, please come and provide your support. Bring your favorite baby carriers to show others. We can also talk about weaving carriers and traditional baby-wearing.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Lord 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 Lord 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, as well as 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!
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
08-08
10:00
1.5 A&S 9 What the Heck Do I Do with My Hands??!! THL Juliane Bechaumpe Want a more polished and natural performance style? This class will help you open up physically and feel less self-conscious. Whether you are an actor, musician, storyteller or singer, this series of relaxation exercises and improvisations will enhance your delivery. All floor exercises can be adapted to chairs. Dress comfortably!
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Brew Like a Viking: All Natural Mead THL Elska á Fjárfelli Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store-bought additives, including yeast. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Introduction to Pysanky Nicola Kendall Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Women Warriors Lady Susanna Merrybegot We will discuss women who donned armor, picked up weapons, and fought alongside their male counterparts. Were they really so unusual? Why did they choose to forgo traditional women’s roles? What’s fact and what’s fiction? Come and hear their stories and learn more about these wondrous warrior women.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Court Heraldry for Teens Master Malcolm Bowman What's it like to be a court herald? We'll explore the details of setting-up and running a court, as well as reading scrolls, tricky names, non-English scrolls, improvisations and other behind-the-scenes aspects of court. Youth University, Ages 13-17.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 19 Simple Tunic and Pants Pattern Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar We will make a simple tunic and pants pattern using your measurements. We will draw out a very basic pattern for pants and a simple tunic which you will be able to take with you and use at home. Please bring a tape measure for body measurements, a pair of scissors, pen and paper to write down your measurements before making your pattern.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatls of the World Master Kryss Kostarev Atlatls (spear throwers, woomeras, speerschleuders, etc.) have been found on every continent except Antarctica. They have been used from 30,000 years ago up to the present day in some areas. Come see their wide variety and actually try them out on the atlatl range. In case of rain, we will meet in the thrown weapons range classroom tent.
08-08
10:00
4.0 Barony of Cynnabar (W02) Introduction to Basket Weaving Mistress Felice Debbage Learn to weave either a rectangular or round basket using flat reeds. Weave at your own pace and relax in our friendly camp environment. Baskets take about 3-5 hours to complete, depending on style and level of period authenticity. We will have about 6-8 youth-friendly weaving kits on hand suitable for ages 8 and older, but children must be accompanied by a parent.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Introduction to Fire Tending Master William McNaughton Practical training in how to properly and safely start and maintain a cook fire to assist your camp cook in making feast. Theory and demonstration. Participants will learn basic fire safety, axe handling, hatchet handling, and how to lay and feed a fire.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Body Mechanics for Beginning/Intermediate Dancers Lord Ari Thorbrandsson All levels welcome! A survey of nonverbal cues and body mechanics to enhance everyone's dance experience. We'll learn a dance along the way!
08-08
10:00
1.0 Games Tent The Game of the Goose Games Tent Staff Period game in the style of Chutes and Ladders. The game is dice-based so it is suitable for children, but can be adapted to a fun game for adults.
08-08
10:00
5.0 Good Friends Camp (Usually N-01 on St. Lawrence Way) 16th-Century Ledger-Type Book Binding Mistress Katarina Helene von Schoenborn A start-to-finish 5-hour class to make a 16th-century leather ledger style book. Some embroidering skills needed. Students are encouraged bring their own cutting board, rotary cutter/X-acto, and metal ruler, if they have them. (Binding tools will be loaned if needed, however.) A 30- to 45-minute lunch break will be allowed.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-08
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-08
10:00
1.0 Paisley Peacock Body Arts Henna History and Application THL Ghazalah al-Badriyyah Learn how and why henna was used in period, including traditions, materials, and techniques, and how you can use it yourself today. We will mix some henna in class, which for me (becoming a professional artist) was the hardest part to learn; everyone gets some to use and take.
08-08
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-08
10:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
08-08
10:00
3.0 Shadow Clans ((N22) behind the Cathedral) Cooking a Feast over a Fire: Part 1 Baroness Catherine of deva Learn how to lay-up and maintain a fire, prep and spit a large roast, cook bread in a Dutch oven. This is part 1 of 3; you can stay for one or all three. The third class is making sourdough bread. Participants can join us for dinner at 6:00 pm.
08-08
10:00
1.25 Speckulian (W10 - Roman Road - Next to the large ROME Camp.) Meditation, Emotional Freedom and Self Empowerment Padre Learn simple proven meditation techniques for emotional freedom, joy, and self empowerment. Practical breathing, mindset, and self-actualization methods will be presented, along with a group practice and energy session.
08-08
10:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Beginning Drumming Ziggy Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 4-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf Day 4- Kashlimah and other strange stuff
08-08
10:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
08-08
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-08
10:30
1.5 Little Dragon's Hoard (Booth 214) Forge-Fired Enameling THL Alys Treeby We will be demo-ing how to fire cloisonné enameled copper discs on a charcoal-fired forge! We will use non-leaded, vitreous enamel on copper discs and fire them in a muffle furnace (like the one described by Theophilus). If time and space allows, we may have a few people try to make their own.
08-08
10:30
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Estrogen and Axes Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre Ladies of the Known World: This is an axes-only tournament just for you; no men allowed.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Color Theory Workshop Lady Aziza al Shiraziyya Experiment with modern and period color theory through the creation of color wheels, color schemes and value scales. Materials provided, or bring your own! Period color theory methods are based on Cennini's Il Libro Dell' Arte ["The Craftsman's Handbook"], a 15th-century Florentine treatise on artistic practice.
08-08
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
11:00
6.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Populace Archery War Point will consist of 3 challenging shoots: a clout (100 yards), soldier shoot, and castle window (timed). Come and score points for your kingdom. Sundays populace shoot 11 am to 5 pm, Monday 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm
08-08
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2.0 A&S 1 Lyric-Writing Workshop Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful This workshop is for gentles working on new songs (or poems) seeking feedback and critique on their work in progress. We'll discuss scansion, tone, word choice, clarity, and anything else the author wants to talk about. Expect to spend 10-15 minutes on each piece. If you have a long work, we may not be able to work on more than a portion of the piece. Bring paper and pencils or pens for notes.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Choosing Your Name and Heraldry Lady ​Þórý Veðardóttir This class explains the basic rules of name and device registration. It is intended for newcomers as well as veterans who have not yet registered their names and device/arms, heraldry/badge. As a Heavy List fighter, I teach with pictures and small words. Class handouts can be found on my blog: https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/whats-in-a-heraldic-name/ https://vedardottir.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/choosing-your-heraldry/
08-08
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1.0 A&S 3 Largesse Mistress GraziaGeralda Largesse that is greeted with smiles and largesse that gets quizzical looks. I recommend taking this class before giving gifts to royalty.
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1.0 A&S 5 Get the Most Out of Judging and Entering A&S Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza Entering or judging an A&S competition can be a daunting prospect. How do I give good feedback? How do I receive feedback without taking it too personally? How can this whole experience be fun and educational, for entrants and judges? Giving and receiving feedback and learning from each other is not just key to the SCA A&S experience, but can be useful in the rest of your life. We'll go over how to prepare for entering and judging, how to read criteria, feedback techniques, philosophy and application. Instructor will bring a sample to play the role of "entrant", but feel free to bring a piece and be a "guinea pig" in class, time permitting.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 6 Tailoring the Elizabethan Doublet David Construction techniques for 16th-century menswear.
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2.0 A&S 8 Quilted Mamluk Pillbox Hat THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an This is a hands-on class. Each kit contains all you need to do a quilted silk and linen Mamluk pillbox hat. Bilingual class: (French/English) and handout. Some embroidery stitches that can be added to the hat will be taught.
08-08
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 using dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot.
08-08
11:00
2.0 A&S 13 Viking Age Clothing: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of the major finds of Viking Age clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make reasonably accurate reproductions. We will cover Birka, Damendorf, Eura, Hedeby, Mammen, Thorsbjerg, Viborg, and other finds.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 If Looks Could Kill: Evil Eye Amulets Mistress Keely the Tinker The history of amulets used against the Evil Eye through many cultures and time periods. Discussion of the amulet types plus scholars' deductions of why those amulets are the size, shape or color and style. Class for adults only. Reason: Some amulets are phallic in nature. Some discussion of male and female anatomy. Photos and objects of a phallic nature.
08-08
11:00
2.0 A&S 15 How to Make a Medieval Sword Scabbard Lord Otto Boese The objective of this 2-hour class is to give the entry-level scabbard maker an overall appreciation for the Do-It-Yourself process of making historically-accurate European medieval sword scabbards, using modern tools. Making a scabbard is not as difficult as one might imagine, and so the hope is that this class will encourage you to eventually jump in and try it yourself. Class will cover specific resources, materials, tools and techniques. Course fee is $15 for a booklet.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary with NO Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova Canary dance structure, basic steps and combinations, and making your solos. Improvised does not mean unrehearsed!
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11:00
1.0 Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewers Rd & Chandlers) Carpentry and Building in Imperial China THL Bojei Temur Lu Ban jing is a book compiled between 1425 and 1550 in Imperial China on the construction of buildings and furniture, which covers practical things such as leveling building sites, felling trees, joinery, and the favorable days to undertake each task. This is a discussion and not a "how-to" class! (I make fine firewood and exquisite sawdust.)
08-08
11:00
1.5 Main Battlefield Rapier Field Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Last Man Standing (each battle – the side with the last man standing wins the point for the battle) Size of Field/Location: Whole field, subject to change by principal Rapier Commanders Deployment points/lines: Normal edges of field Direction of deployment: East/West Resurrection points/lines: No resurrection Number and type of flags: None Hold specifics (local/general/stop the clock?): All holds are general Number of marshals needed for coverage: 10 marshals provided by each principal kingdom (Mid, East, and Aethelmearc) for a total of 30 marshals. Timing: Overall time for scenario: N/A  Number of iterations: 4  Time between iterations: 10 minutes  Time check window(s): N/A  War Points: 4; each Rapier Field Battle will be worth 1 War Point for a total of 4 War Points from all Rapier Field
08-08
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Dance 101 Mistress Farasha Joralemon This series of classes goes back to the very basics of belly dancing, or Middle Eastern Dance. We'll learn about the foundations of Middle Eastern dance, its history, and cultural significance in the North Africa/Middle Eastern regions. Utilizing the "body dictionary" framework, we'll review movements and isolations for each part of the dancer's body, and explore costuming ideas for performing the dance in period. There will be printed handouts with information and belly dance resources for a nominal fee. We'll end the series of dance sessions with a short choreography that illustrates the various movements inherent in this timeless dance. This class is designed for the beginner student of dance.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-08
11:30
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Workshop: The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor Mistress Antoinette de la Croix This 4-part, 4-day hands-on Intermediate to Advanced workshop will cover the skills necessary to create a scroll based upon the Gladzor book: a fascinating combination of zoomorphic images, whitework, gold and inkwork. A faux script has been created to compliment this workshop.
08-08
11:30
1.5 A&S 9 Crossing Cultures in Storytelling Mistress Fiana of Clare This class will discuss moving stories across cultures. I will focus on my character, Isu Odinnson, and the steps I took to create his stories.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 On the Evolution of Jewish Names Lord Eleazar ha-Levi This class shows how Jewish names evolved from the simple names used in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament to Christians) through the Greco-Roman period and into a variety of European and Middle Eastern cultures. The class is intended for persons trying to develop a registerable Jewish name and for heralds as a help with clients working with clients who want a Jewish persona.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Cartidge Pleating 101 David Detailed instruction in padded pleating techniques for men's and women's clothing during the Renaissance and later periods.
08-08
12:00
4.0 A&S 4 Cloisonné 101 Sazia de Sarro,known as Dasani Very basic intro to cloisonné technique of enameling. We'll address the techniques of wet inlay and wire forming of different shapes. Students will leave with a self-created pendant. Ages 12 and up preferred due to materials used in the class. Completion of a piece typically takes about 2-2.5 hours. The additional time is scheduled for "open studio time" if students need additional time to work.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Cultural Perspective of Middle Eastern Music Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis An overview of the modern cultural and historical background of Middle Eastern music presented by Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis. Also in the presentation, a synopsis of Middle Eastern music at Pennsic.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Leather Stitching for Construction and Decoration Master Æiric ørvender Learn the types and styles of stitching used in leather construction and how to use stitching as a decorative element.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Intermediate Topics in Brewing Lord Malcolm Mor Emphasizing all-grain brewing, this class will cover different grain types, adjuncts, hops and gruit, yeast, and beer styles, plus lagering. Common problems and how to prevent them will be addressed, and period beer styles will be introduced.
08-08
12:00
4.0 A&S 11 Basketry 101: Handled Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Create a handled basket from flat reed. Bring scissors for cutting reed and a towel. No experience necessary.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook with 52 pages, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 The Medieval Tavern in an SCA World Baroness Verena Entenwirth A brief history of taverns, inns, and alehouses in the medieval world, followed by how you can bring those elements to the SCA. Will include tips, tricks, and anecdotes from the SCA 50 Year tavern as well as ideas on how to run a tavern to showcase local home brewers. Please bring a mug. Age 21+.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 16 Arabic Calligraphy and Inscriptions In The Maghreb Zahira al-Rumi A survey of Arabic calligraphic styles from North Africa. Students will learn to identify different styles and copy period samples.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Cups, Coifs, & Coins: Accessories for Newcomers Meadhbh Ramsay Welcome to the SCA! So you have a tunic and you look great! But do you have a Vessel with a Pestle? A very cunning hat? We'll talk about some accessories and necessities that you can add to your garb, kit, or camping gear to make your event easier and more enjoyable.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Period Bread Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Bread and bread-making in Europe throughout SCA periods. Includes discussion of replicating period flours and breads.
08-08
12:00
3.0 Clanne Preachain (E23) Early Period Arts & Sciences Day in Preachain Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan Clanne Preachain's 25th Early Period Arts & Science Day is a celebration of the arts and traditions of the cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean that existed prior to 1000 AD. Come join us for classes and demonstrations, or just bring a project to work on.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Playford's Insanity: Argeers Alexander of Mistig Waetru Whatever was Playford thinking when he wrote this dance? Doubles, siding, arming? Nope, this is Argeers! ECD experience helpful but not necessary.
08-08
12:00
3.0 Family Range Youth Archery Tournament THL Brendan Hunterson Hosted by the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Due to changes regarding minors, all youth are required to have their parents with them at the range.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Line Dances Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Come and learn Middle Eastern line dances!
08-08
12:00
2.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Perfect Medieval Spindle and Distaff Workshop Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Match a spindle and distaff to your persona and time period in Western Europe. Lecture and hands-on class to experience different types of removable whorl spindles and distaves (hand, waist & floor) and which goes with which. Early period (Roman/Viking), Middle Ages up to Early Modern. Not a beginner's class; some spinning experience expected. Students are encouraged to bring their own spindles and distaves for show-and-tell. Kits as well as loaners are available. Other spindles, whorls and distaves are available for purchase from the vendor (Minerva’s Spindle) where this class is held during and after class, but only if student desires.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-08
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Dumbek Technique Malik This class covers everything you need to know to get comfortable with your dumbek. We will cover basic rhythms. Come on by! Don't be shy!
08-08
12:30
1.5 Fort Rapier Ruins Battle Master Scheduler (or 30 minutes after Rapier Field Battle) TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle (see additional notes below) Size of Field: 600’ N-S x 300’ E-W between deployment/resurrection lines, utilizing the fort - only entrance is front gate, dead may exit anywhere Obstacles and obstacle placement:  Size/location of tower: 30’x30’ (approx. 10 haybales), approx. 50’ South from gate of fort  Doorways: 2 9’ foot doorways, E-W along the line from main fort gate  Wall: Extending from center of southern wall of tower, in line with fort main gate, 30’ long  Dispersal of “broken” field: random scattering to south of wall, extending approx. 40’ south, made of sets of three bales making “corners.” Bales are assumed to be trees, and cannot be fought over. Deployment points/lines:  Deployment Lines: ~125 feet in from overall field boundaries.  Direction of deployment: East/West Resurrection points/lines: Same as deployment lines Flags  Number of Flags: Five flags, pulley type - capture is determined by a flag being at the topmost point  Flag placement: One flag in fort, one in tower, one 60’ south of tower flag - to the south of the wall - in “orchard”, and two in open field to the south of the orchard (60’ apart) Non-physical Parameters:  Resurrection/Non-resurrection: Resurrection  Limited/Unlimited: Unlimited for both sides Hold Specifics: Non-medical holds are general and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are battlefield-wide and stop the clock. Number of marshals needed: one marshal provided by each side per nine combatants Timing:  Overall time for scenario: 55-65 minutes (60 minutes +/-5), Majority of flags takes each time check, each time check is worth 1 war point.  Number of iterations: 1, At the midpoint of the battle (directly after the second time check), a hold will be called and the armies will switch sides of the field, redeploying from their new Rez lines. 10 minute break after switching sides.  Time check window(s): Two in first “half,” one after side-switch - marshals will meet before battle to choose three times War Points: 3; This entire Rapier scenario is worth 3 War Points
08-08
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Introduction to Celtic Knotwork Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes Using the "five dot" techniques, students will be able to create a simple knotwork design. This class is hands-on! Bring a pencil.
08-08
13:00
1.5 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
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1.0 A&S 3 The Real Fibonacci Sequence Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen Many people today know about the "Fibonacci Sequence", 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... Today we know a lot of interesting information about this sequence and its relationship to nature and other mathematics and science. Many wonder how much of that Fibonacci knew. The evidence suggests he didn't know much; what he really cared about were the congruent numbers. Learn about this sequence, what Fibonacci knew about it, and what we know about it today.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 How to Sharpen A Knife Master Nigellus leHaie A dull knife is dangerous and hard to use. With just a little of time, you can have a sharp knife that is ready to use. This class is for wood workers, but is useful for any knife user. Warning! Very sharp knives should be involved. Students must be at least 14 years old and have their mother's or wife's permission to attend. Bandages will be provided.
08-08
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2.0 A&S 7 The Basics Of Leather-Working: Getting Started Master Æiric ørvender Interested in leather-working but not sure how to begin? What tools do I need? Choose the right leather for your project. We'll learn all that here!
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Midrash and Aggadita: A Bible Story Supplement Lord Yaakov HaMizrachi Odds are good, if you have ever listened to a traditional Jewish story, you were getting a story from the Midrash or the aggadita. During the time of the Talmud, two sources of stories were collected. Midrash focuses primarily on Biblical characters and events, whereas aggadita focuses primarily on Talmudic sages. The class will discuss the origins of these two sets of source material, their religious significance, and their use as source material for SCA story tellers.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Viking Penannular Brooches Lord Wilhelm Smydle Learn to construct a simple penannular brooch using basic tools in copper using hand tools and a simple shop-made jig
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1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot THL Heather Hall A two-part class: A discussion of the history of the gaming system and its origins, its migration west and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking; persona matching included. Second part includes examples to examine from throughout period and beyond.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Meat and a Sauce: Recipes from the Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas A veal meat pie with beef fat, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, saffron, cloves, and a small amount of ground onion baked in a egg and flour and saffron pie case; a breast of veal stuffed in the Lombardy style stuffed with cheese, eggs, herbs in oil, pepper, saffron, grated bread, raisins, pounded walnuts, and a small amount of pounded fat and a sauce called cordial made with egg yolks, sour grape juice grape syrup, saffron and placed over cooked fish with sugar and true cinnamon sprinkled on top.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 14 Brocade Tablet Weaving 101 Lady Arabella De Mere Do you know how to tablet weave, but have never tried brocade? Doing this technique may not be as difficult as you think! In this drop-in class, you will learn the basics, and get the know how to make your own brocade band! Come anytime within the scheduled class time. Actual teaching time is 20-30 minutes; stay longer for practice if you like.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 15 Fun with Herbs Baroness Katarzyna Witkowska TeenU and YouthU. Participants will learn how to identify some common herbs used in medieval times. Each participant will receive an herb workbook folder that they can continue to add to after the class. During the class, we will prepare strewing herbs, which can be used at your campsite to keep bugs away. Additionally, we will begin an herbal-infused vinegar that you can take home and continue aging. (If you are allergic to any herbs, please notify the instructor before class.)
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to Maghribi and Andalusi Clothing Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya No clothing from before 1601 has survived from al-Maghrib and very, very little from al-Andalus. So this survey of clothing from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib will be based on garments depicted in paintings, carvings, and other art sources. We will include a brief discussion of plausible fabrics, as well as photos of some extant textiles from al-Andalus. The goal is to be able to create complete outfits for males and females.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Retaining 101 Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogar This class is for those who are interested in retaining but are unsure where to even begin the process of signing up. We will cover the steps needed to sign up, and how to retain. This is a roundtable discussion-type of class. There will be demonstrations of various interactions. Handout provided.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Research for the Non-Researcher Master Galefridus Peregrinus How to begin a research project, with an introduction to easily available paper and web resources. The teacher is an academic research librarian. We'll talk about free web-based tools, useful apps, and when it might be worth a trip to brick-and-mortar research centers.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Period-Like Printing with Computers THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the availability of modern typefaces for computers which approximate (or recreate) period-looking type. Printing in the SCA is one of the few aspects of our endeavor where we neglect period-ness, and in this class we will explore ways, using typefaces, art, and layout techniques, to make our publications look more period. (Please leave your Times New Roman and Helvetica at the gate!) Bring a thumb drive to class, so you can download any of the free fonts we discuss!
08-08
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Bushi-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Military Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir An introduction to military food and food culture. Food items and preparation. An introduction to honzen-ryōri and sumptuary regulations. Ritual meals and etiquette. Departing for and returning from battle.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Petite Rose and Lauro Mistress Serafina Alamanni Come learn two fun and elegant 15th-century Italian dances: Petite Rose and Lauro.
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13:00
1.0 Games Tent Tables Games Tent Staff Tables (also called Nard, Imperial, and a dozen other names) is the ancestor of modern backgammon. Come learn the rules and play a game.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Seven Shimmies (Make Friends with the Jiggle) Samira Shuruk Learn classic era Egyptian shimmies, how to layer them, travel with them and where they work best in your favorite music. Technique and concepts.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-08
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang create a useful pouch. Class limited to 10 looms.
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13:00
3.0 Shadow Clans ( (N22) behind the Cathedral) Cooking a Feast Over a Fire: Part 2 Baroness Catherine of deva How to cook many dishes when you only have one large cauldron. We will cook bacon pie, pease porridge, steamed pudding and dessert all at one time. This is part 2 of 3; you can stay for one or all three classes. Yhe third class is making sourdough bread. Participants can join us for dinner at 6:00 pm.
08-08
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Kinetic Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre Motion-based throwing competition: Participants walk towards the target while throwing. Limited to 12 participants, expert level only.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: Learn rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-08
13:00
2.0 White List Heavy Weapons Greybeard Tournament Mistress Jenna MacPherson Open to heavy weapons authorized fighters age 50 years and above. Format is pooled round robin but may vary based on number of entrants. List sign in begins at 12:30.
08-08
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1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 When You Don't Need to Paint: Ink Scrolls THL Zofia Kowalewska Ink-only scrolls are something to behold. Painting isn't necessary when you have ink. We'll discuss the use of puzzle initials and cadels in scrolls and their rich history.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 1 Jewish Astrology Lord Yaakov HaMizrachi Although some Jewish sages held that astrology was a prohibited superstition/fortune telling, the majority of Jewish sages held that astrology was a natural science and permitted - even promoted - its use. The class will cover the religious controversy briefly, then delve into the details of Jewish astrology and its uses as a diagnostic medical tool as well as its general use for guiding one's daily life. Class will be given in persona.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Causes for Armory Returns and How to Avoid Them Brunissende Dragonette It is always disappointing to see a heraldic submission returned. A few common problems cause most of the armory returns. We will see what these frequent problems are in order to avoid them. For heralds and non-heralds.
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2.0 A&S 3 Basic Hand-Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring needles and scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, the parent must be present.
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1.0 A&S 5 Henna in the SCA Period Mistress Asalah al-Hina Where, when, and how henna was used from 600-1600. Historical descriptions, paintings, designs, and recipes.
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1.0 A&S 6 Science in the Middle Ages Vladamir What would an educated, well-read, and well-traveled scholar know about science and the nature of the cosmos in late period Middle Ages in Europe? Class includes a survey of scientific thought from the Greeks up until the 16th century for background. The class will be taught in persona, but with the assistance of someone who can bridge the gap to modern science where deemed appropriate.
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1.0 A&S 9 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
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1.0 A&S 12 Sixth-C Chinese Grain Wine from Qimin Yaoshu Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson A discussion and tasting of reconstructed rice and millet wines following recipes from the sixth-century Chinese farm manual. Qimin Yaoshu is a comprehensive agricultural text, and not only covers the brewing process from field to glass, but also was the basis of many later brewing texts in period. The class will discuss the contents and context of Qimin Yaoshu, the development of Chinese brewing technology, how brewing technology developed through the rest of period, and offer samples of a few wines made from recipes in the book. Please note that the wines are not gluten-free, as they use a wheat-based yeast culture. Must be 21+ to taste.
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1.0 A&S 13 Exploring Beer and Mead Making Lord Malcolm Mor For the pre-novice who is just now thinking about making beer or mead, this class will explore the expected outlays of money and equipment needed, ongoing costs, expected time to be spent, and advice on things to learn and when to learn them. An overview of processes and explanation of steps involved will be laid out in the high level, and ongoing questions will be taken. It is the goal of this class to set proper expectations of someone starting this hobby, and give them a full idea of the scope of it, so they may determine if they wish to dip their feet in this pool, and how far out they wish to go.
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2.0 A&S 16 The Astrolabe in Theory and Practice Master Richard Wymarc This class will discuss the history and theory of the astrolabe and provide extensive hands-on practical experience. This year the focus will be on uses in Islamic culture. Details at http://astrolabeproject.com
08-08
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1.0 A&S 19 "Welcome to the SCA" Master Gilbert des Moulins How to find and be comfortable with your place in the dream that is the SCA.
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Sausage in Europe during SCA Periods Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Learn how sausages were made, and how to replicate them. European sausages from the Roman Empire through the Renaissance will be discussed, as well as techniques for producing them and accompanying sauces. Free handout with recipes and bibliography.
08-08
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2.0 Casa Bardicci Body of the Mask: The Full Commedia Character THL Katrusha Skomorokha Based on the research of Antonio Fava, how to don the whole body of each commedia character to connect deeply with the audience with or without words. Please come prepared to move in comfortable clothing. Each day we will inspect the movement of a different class of character: the lovers, the first and second Zanni, Capitano, Signora and house servants, Pantalone and Dottore.
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2.0 Clanne Preachain (E23, across from the lake between Hedgehog and Regnesfolk) Early Period Bardic Solar Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan Join us as we discuss early period songs and spoken pieces, composition, research methods, mythology, translation, practice techniques, etc. We are sure to discuss adult themes and will likely wind up drinking some adult beverages. 21 and older.
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14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa for Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Gracca Amorosa, one of the most popular 16th-C cascarde. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required.
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3.0 Great Hall Lost & Found Auction Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck Lost & Found Auction
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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.
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14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Choir open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus, Pennsic 47.
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14:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Known World Harp Celebration Pennsic Performing Arts Come celebrate the harp! All harpers of the Known World are invited to come and join us in demonstrating the glories of our instrument; if your harp is not present, someone will probably be willing to lend you one. We do ask that all pieces be five minutes or shorter. If we have extra time, we will invite anyone interested to play a second piece. At the end of the event we bring all the harps up on stage and have fun playing together, whatever we all know or can improvise harmonies for. It's great fun - come join us! Harpers who do not wish to play or harp lovers who do not play are also more than welcome to come and listen; there's generally quite a variety of harp music to hear.
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1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms: Tabla Ali Al-Azim An introduction to Tabla. Learn history, playing technique and common beats of these Indian drums. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
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2.5 Youth Combat List Bear Pit Tournament Lord Sven Bear Pit Tournament. Sign-in begins at 2:30 pm.
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 So You Think You Might Want to Scribe? Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A light introduction to the scribal arts with some practical exercises. Designed for those who have an interest in exploring the scribal arts but find it intimidating to approach. You will not feel intimidated after an hour with me! Come find out about the fun side of calligraphy and Illumination. Handout on CD, optional.
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2.0 Amphitheater Violence for Actors Master Ruaidhri an Cu Simple and safe techniques for stage combat. Theory and practice of dramatic violence for theatrical productions.
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1.0 A&S 1 Weather and Celestial Phenomena Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From Imperial Roman times through medieval periods (if not later), people were fascinated by atmospheric weather conditions, whether brought on by the gods or caused by a mage. Mithraic and Etruscan weather phenomena, as well as odd clouds, lightning, “it’s raining fish!”, waterspouts, comets, meteorites, and "star jelly" were some of the many celestial events of great interest (if not fear) in times gone by. Charms would be recited, divinations made, and the will of the gods was interpreted by these events.
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1.0 A&S 2 Chinese Heraldry Mistress Wu Yun This class will show you some common symbols, colors, and arrangements so that you can shoehorn your Chinese persona into the SCA College of Arms. Full color handouts.
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2.0 A&S 5 Warfare at Sea: Ships and Technology Master Elias Gedney A discussion of how changes in technology and tactics changed the way that warfare was prosecuted afloat. Touches on how ships great and small fought and adapted with changes in tactics technology and available materials.
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1.0 A&S 6 Interrogating Your Museum Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot It's time to get more out of your museum. Find out what to ask, who to ask, and what to do with the answers once you have them.
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1.0 A&S 7 Gambeson Construction, Early Period (2 of 2) Lady Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir Second half of kaftan and gambeson construction class. How to use your kaftan pattern to make a gambeson. Based on early period finds.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Late Period on a Budget Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have?
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15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 2: Round Pegs into Square Holes Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 2: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes: Neither bardic, nor the other performing arts, fit very comfortably into the various Kingdom A&S systems. Are there ways we can help ease this incompatibility? What sorts of improvements might be made to our various sets of criteria? Are there procedural changes that could make things easier? How else might these two disparate things be made to work together better? Confirmed Panelists: Mistress Halla of Mugmort (bard & Middle Kingdom KMOAS), Duke Frederick of Holland, Master Efenwealt Wystle.
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1.0 A&S 10 How to Build an Accurate Sundial Fred Blonder You may have noticed that large sundial at Okewode Hall. This is an advertisement to convince people that it is possible to make a dial that can be read as easily as a modern watch. The trick is to include all the astronomical corrections into the design of the dial, so they do not need to be applied after the dial is read. I intend to describe how I built this dial, and how you can do the same for your camp. I want enough people building and maintaining public dials for Pennsic, that they become the normal way for people to tell time. I will describe how to calculate the time-marks, lay them out on the dial, mark them with nails, set the gnomon to the correct angle, and calibrate the whole thing once it's hanging on the wall. I will cover construction details and various safety considerations to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. There will be math, specifically some high school-level trigonometry, but you should not let that frighten you away.
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1.0 A&S 12 Women Pirates Lady Susanna Merrybegot In this class, we will discuss women who chose to take up the profession of piracy. What did it take to be a woman pirate in an occupation dominated by men? What were their motivations? What happened to them? Come and learn about these bold women through their stories and we’ll try to separate fact from fiction. Let's dish out the dirt on these dastardly damsels!
08-08
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1.0 A&S 13 Midrealm Epay System Training Lady Alays de la Salle Required training to use the Midrealm Epay System. The group Exchequer and Reservationist must take this training before using the system to accept credit card payments for an event.
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15:00
1.5 A&S 14 The Historical Sorting Hat Lady Hugoline the Delicate Attendees will examine the lives and actions of historical figures such as John II of England, Machiavellli, Leonardo da Vinci, Ivan the Terrible, and other SCA period individuals. Then, working in small groups, they will determine into which Hogwarts House the Sorting Hat would send each individual. Lively debate to follow. (YouthU/TeenU, ages 11-17)
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15:00
1.0 A&S 15 The Cinderella Tale Across Cultures and Times Baroness Katarzyna Witkowska TeenU and YouthU. We all know the Grimm Brothers' version of Cinderella, but where did the story originate? We will read aloud various versions of the story including Charles Perrault’s version (which the Brothers Grimm based their tale on). We will talk about the differences between the various versions in order to better understand cultural differences.
08-08
15:00
2.0 A&S 19 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Liam St. Liam This is a discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Barony of Andelcrag (N07) Viking Age Feast Gear: Archeological Evidence THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir A survey of feast gear and cookware options from among the archaeological finds of the Old Norse World. We will look at items from Birka, Gotland, Oseberg, York, and other sites.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Fingerloop Braiding Kara Odinsdottir Fingerloop braids were used in period for any application which required a cord or lace. In this class, students will make and take a 5-loop braid, instructions for which have been found in an English manuscript dated c. 1475.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Dance Tent English Country Dances from the Manuscripts THL Henry of Maldon Dances from the Sloane MS, the Lovelace MS, or both, including Jack Pudding, The Jumbling of Jone, The Picking of Stickes, The Mariners, et al.
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15:00
1.0 Dark Horde Moritu (E09 - Brewers Rd & Chandlers) Basic Mongolian Garb for Men and Women THL Bojei Temur Clothing from the Mongolian Empire (13th to 14th centuries) is practical for an active lifestyle and can be luxurious. Come find out how to fit, cut, select fabric, and decorate your own basic outfit.
08-08
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1.5 Games Tent Period Card Games: Piquet (or Cent) Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this challenging late-period two-player card game.
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2.5 La Familia Gladiatoria (W14) The Turkish Bath Lady Nisaa Karahisari Pennsic is our vacation, so why not pamper ourselves? Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some beauty treatments and Turkish desserts. Please bring a towel. For privacy, this is open to self-identified women and girls only.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
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2.0 Main Battlefield Battle of Hastings Master Olaf Haraldson The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and at our Hastings Battle, you will have the chance to rewrite history! The valor and skill of the warriors on each side will determine the outcome. Choose a side - defend the Saxons, or join attacking Norman forces - and use your strength of arms to help decide the day. This is a special rules melée. We've attempted to make this event a time for fighters to showcase their beautiful mid-period kits in an atmosphere recreating the feel of battles in the 11th century. Rules: 1) A combatant may count the first strike they receive against mail armor as light. 2) In general, any form of armor that is documentable to the Battle of Hastings period and region is acceptable. If you have specific questions, please ask via email: olafharaldson@gmail.com. 3) General rules: No exposed plastic (plastic gauntlets OK), no exposed duct tape, no exposed modern sports gear, no exposed modern logos, no blatantly modern footwear. 4) Helms: Spangen or conical construction preferred. No closed faced helms of any type, and no blatantly post-12th century helms. 5) Torso: Anything documentable to the period. Mail has an advantage, but a padded or even plain tunic is documentable as well. We are not forbidding lamellar… but is strongly discouraged. The intent of the battle is to highlight documentable Hastings-age kits. Lamellar will not be given the ability to take the first shot to the body as light. 6) Limb armor: Greaves and vambraces may be exposed, all other limb armor should be hidden. Spaulders must be covered if worn. Body armour should be under your maille or tunic. 7) Gauntlets: Any are acceptable (even plastic); this is a safety factor which supersedes historical practice. 8) Shields: Round or kite only. No later period designs (heater, etc.). 9) Weapons: Primary weapons should be spear, axe, great axe, sword, seax. Thrown weapons (javelins, axes) are OK. Combat archery OK. No weapons that are undocumentable to the place and time. 10) Force commanders require one extra mortal wound to kill. I will be needing a Harald and a William… if you are interested in playing either part, and have a kit you think is appropriate, email olafharaldson@gmail.com . 11) Tape is not used as a marker for sides; fighters will use battle cries to tell friend from foe. 12) Engagement is 360 degrees once "lay on" is called. Yes, this means you may be struck from behind. Victory Conditions: Best three of five battles. Victory is achieved either by destroying the enemy force, or by killing the enemy leader (routing the force he commands). Participants are asked to bring some small token as "loot"; the side losing three of five battles will give someone on the other side their "loot" token. This should not be an expensive item, but rather a token of victory on the field that day appropriate to your station.
08-08
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1.0 Marketplace Pennsic Fools' Parade in the Marketplace Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Fools' Parade in the Marketplace! (Open to All, no rehearsal required; safety briefing prior to launch; meet at the Bathhouse across from the Coopers Store.) Longstanding tradition of free-form foolery for all ages parading around marketplace and Royal Camps. Wear your brightest clothing, bring your loudest noisemakers, puppets, and walk your silliest walk! Jugglers, stilt walkers, and Flow Artists are honored and revered; all are welcome! Great activity for families! Adults, teens, and kids, come romp around the marketplace with fools from around the Knowne World! Children under 12 must bring a responsible adult. Parade route includes upper marketplace, Middle, East, and Æthelmearc Camps. Contact Chief Fool, Sophia The Orange, to request invasion of your camp!
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Short Choreo Duets for Belly Dancing Around Fire Mantra Gypsy of Bardicci Connect with other belly dancers using these short choreographies you can share and perform spontaneously around the fire. All levels welcome. Some steps will be advanced. Come alone or with friends. This is different than ATS (American Tribal Style), and it will be a lot of fun.
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1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its second Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/10, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Siri Toivosdotter
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1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
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2.0 Rapier List 1 The Revenge Tournament Master Azriel Le Fey Have you ever been in a tournament where you felt you just needed one more chance at beating that high-level person? You just messed up and want a re-fight, or you want them to remember your name? Well, this is the tournament for you! Bring your A-game! Pools of round robin; after everyone has fought one pass, you can challenge one person you lost to (if you lost any fights) for revenge! If you win you get a point (no one loses points). Top people from pools go on to bracketed fighting. *All authorized rapier fighters welcome. *C&T offered to those choosing to do so. (This will be the first year for C&T options.)
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2.0 Rapier List 3 The Tadcaster Militia Gauntlet Arcade Extravaganza Lord Eldrich Gaiman The Tadcaster Militia presents the Amazing and Wonderful Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet and Tournament! Win fabulous tickets and also prizes! Fencers will face a gauntlet of bouts against members of the Tadcaster Militia. Victories will earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. But wait, there's more! You can run the gauntlet as many times as you can stand! Save up your tickets for bigger prizes! We'll also be running this gauntlet throughout the week, so come early and come often, and save up big!
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1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Baronial Champions' Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre Tournament of Known World Baronial Champions
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Running Thrown Weapons Events and TW at Events Lady Serafina Della Torre This is a roundtable to discuss running a thrown weapons-based event and/or thrown weapons at events.
08-08
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1.0 Touch The Earth Beginning to Drum Solo: Maqsum and Ayoub Lord Madog Barfog An intro to the beginnings of solo techniques for Maqsum and Ayoub rhythms. An intermediate class, but all levels welcome.
08-08
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 This Scroll's for You: Personalizing Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun Tips and tricks for personalizing scrolls. We will discuss surprises and backlogs. Examples shown.
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1.0 A&S 1 Garbing a Gentlewoman: 16th-C Florentine Fashion Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer An introduction to the 16th-century lady’s fashion in Florence, Italy. Lady Kataryn will dress from underpinnings to outerwear, in persona, and explain the garments that make up a well-dressed lady’s wardrobe to her newly arrived visitors to Florence.
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1.5 A&S 2 Intro to Conflict Checking Armory Mistress Marie de Blois This class will cover the basics of conflict checking. We'll talk about the types of charge groups and how to identify them. We'll talk about some approaches to conflict checking, and how to define the possible set of conflicts by working backwards from the Rules. By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to break a piece of armory into charge groups and how to find and evaluate possible items that a submission could conflict with.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 3 Know Your Knots! Erik the Swede Join this session to learn five of the most common and useful knots to use around camp, at home, or anywhere else. We'll explore the overhand knot, the figure eight, the square knot, the bowline, and the clove hitch (with constrictor variant), as well as uses for the knots, when to not use them, and what other knots you may wish to learn. Materials provided for up to 20.
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2.0 A&S 6 Hats, Hoods, and Caps: Norse Head-Covering Countess Violante do Porto We will examine three different head coverings and how to construct them. Instructions for taking measurements and assembling the different types of head coverings.
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1.0 A&S 7 Sweetening the Spirit: Making Cordials Lord Oswyn of Baðon A tasting class on cordials. This is my 200-Level class from the Middle Kingdom. We take the same strawberry cordial and vary the liquor and then vary the sugar. The goal is to discover why and when you might chose one liquor or sugar over another. Six to eight cordials in total. Age 21+.
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1.0 A&S 8 Chronicling 101 Master Filipo de Sancto Martino Chronicling is awesome! Give your area a voice. Maestro Filipo de Sancto Martino is a former two-time William Blackfox award winner and a former Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler. He brings his experience in newspaper and tomfoolery to help you have a great time and make an awesome newsletter. He will teach the basics.
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16:00
1.25 A&S 11 Navigation in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Lord Brother Gregorio de Sicillia Maritime navigation in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The evolution of a ship's navigation from the ancient Greeks and Romans up through the end of the Renaissance. I will also demonstrate a lead line, period compass, log line, cross-staff, and kamal.
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16:00
1.5 A&S 12 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs, (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated. Additional information on a CD will be available for $5.
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1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Whisky Lord Patricio De Cordoba This class is for those interested in learning about whisky. The class will cover history, laws governing spirits, and production. The class includes a how to taste and appreciate. Samples for 20 people. Some cups will be provided, but it's suggested you bring your own glass. Age 21 and over.
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1.0 A&S 15 Let's Write a Fairy Tale Baroness Katarzyna Witkowska TeenU and YouthU. We will learn the basic elements of a fairy tale, then we will map out our plan and write a fairy tale. Your fairy tale can be used at bardic circles and other performance opportunities.
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1.5 A&S 16 An Overview of Arabo-Andalusian Music Lady Aliya al Qanunjiyya This class will explore the various forms of Arabic music that originated in al-Andalus (Moorish Spain) and then dispersed throughout North Africa and the Near East after the Reconquista. We will survey the different schools and styles of music, listening to audio samples of each. We'll learn about the instruments used and some of the rhythms and modes they employed. Time and interest permitting, we will also learn to play some pieces of music from this repertoire.
08-08
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Conversational Russian Lady Lada Monguligin The class will cover the Russian alphabet and basic modern-day Russian conversational phrases, responses and questions. After that, we will go over words and phrases more related to the SCA which can be used to flavor one’s persona. There will be time reserved at the end of the class for questions.
08-08
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1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
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1.0 Lochmere, N18 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
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1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Sources for Islamic Persona: A Discussion Master Cariadoc Anyone with such a persona, interested in developing one, or with suggestions of how to develop one, is welcome to join in.
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1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent 13th-C Music Estampie Class Master Albrecht Catsprey The class will be an instrumental and vocal application session to present the estampie form of improvisation. The estampie form is essentially a study in short term memorization and is a good game to play for musicians (possible drinking game).
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1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
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1.0 A&S 5 Guild of St. Severus (EK Knitters' Guild) Lady Staeina Knytir Welcome, knitters! Bring a project or a friend (or both) and join us to chat about knitting during SCA period. Knitters of all levels and locations welcome!
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1.0 A&S 7 Known World Dance and Music Symposium: Overview Lady Sonya Flicker (Patches) How to run the Known World Dance and Music Symposium. Covers topics like approval process, site considerations, class topics. What are some pitfalls and some things that make the process easier.
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1.0 A&S 9 XXX Rated Commedia Lady Avelina del Dolce This is "not your mother's scenario" class! Did you know a few commedia scenarios include fornication, enemas, defecation and other risqué topics we couldn't even air on modern television? Join us for a discussion of lazzi rarely performed at SCA events but ones that may liven up certain Pennsic parties. Class has been updated since last year. Come out to learn about even more explicit topics, including the "Love in Venice" exhibit at The Brooklyn Public Library! No one under 18 will be allowed at this class. Must present ID!
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1.0 A&S 13 Myths and Legends of The SCA Baron Corcran mac Diarmata We've all heard stories about the SCA of long, long ago. Come and hear some new ones, or share your own. Stories may include "The SCA vs. The Motorcycle Gang", "Why You Should Never Try to Mug a Knight", "The Russian Spies Learn about The SCA", and others. After last year's sessions I've added several new myths to the class.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Learning to Play the Big Drum (Tupan/Davul) Darbuka Dave This class will cover basic and intermediate technique on the davul, as well as brief notes about buying or building one. Some loaners available.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa: Italian for English Feet THL Ginevra Boscoli Gracca Amorosa, a bright and bouncy Caroso staple, is both amazingly elegant and deceptively simple. English and Italian dance terminology is used to help everyone enjoy the fun. Some SCA dance experience (English or Italian) is recommended but not absolutely required.
08-08
17:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Middle Eastern & World Dance Expo Pennsic Performing Arts The 21st Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo! The Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition returns to delight and amaze audience of all ages.
08-08
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-08
18:00
1.0 A&S 6 Norse Seam Treatments and Embellishments Countess Violante do Porto We will examine and learn to duplicate multiple types of embellishments, plus seam and surface treatments to accentuate Norse garb.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) A Game of "Hide the Distaff": The Distaff Gospels THL Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with the local women during their nightly spinning circle, and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18.
08-08
18:00
4.0 Great Hall Æthelmearc Court Lady Greer Wallace Æthelmearc Pennsic Court
08-08
18:30
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has AGAIN come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts, completely different from whatever it was that we did on Sunday night. You will be glad that you did! Bring seating and take your ease at the stage on the green!
08-08
19:00
1.0 A&S 4 Discusion on Use of Siege Weapons in SCA Combat Baron Mungoe McKlinchey Classes and open discussion on siege weapons: types, tactics, deployment, logistics and multi-platform use.
08-08
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-08
19:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) Daniel History, tradition, and context for beginners on up in the art of West African percussion. Daniel has studied and performed djembe and dunun for over two decades, having had the opportunity to learn from and perform with some of the best players from Guinea, Mali, Senegal and other countries in West Africa. He was once given the name Tegebuson by Abdoul Doumbia which means "whip-hand." He will show you proper technique, demonstrate various rhythms, and get you playing accessible, fun rhythms. If you have questions about drum-building or what to do about a broken, rope-tuned hand drum, he can answer those as well.
08-08
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Sixth Annual Depressing Song Competition Pennsic Performing Arts We rise yet again from the Pits of Despair to summon those with songs of sorrow, tales of torment, and other wails of woe in an attempt to bring us to tears. Please keep performances to 5 minutes or less, and the topic pre-1600 CE and/or SCA related. Filk is fine. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
19:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Beyond Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Starts with a basic refresher class for everyone. We then proceed to variations, loops, and monkey wrenches. Classroom loaner lucets available or bring your own. String provided.
08-08
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Open Field Master Hroudland Who Wanders An evening to hone youth combat skills with a more fluid structure to the session.
08-08
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Cantore Borealis Pennsic Performing Arts Cantore Borealis is a pick-up choir performing music that celebrates the SCA tradition and culture. We form up each year at Pennsic, with a base of performers from Northshield, but we welcome others. We select music and rehearse most afternoons at Pennsic creating harmonies and counter-melodies as we go. If interested in joining, contact Orlaith at Northshield populace encampment.
08-08
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Choral Ball THL James Blackcloak Back by popular demand, the original lyrics to our familiar dance tunes will be sung while dancing! A choir will be joining the live band to create a unique ball experience. You don't want to miss this one!
08-08
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion Lord Joshua MacDonald Join Clan Blue Feather once again for their annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion. Food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle and special prizes for the most fabulous garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb; just wear what makes you look your best!
08-09
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-09
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-09
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-09
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-09
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginning Scribes' Track Mistress Alicia Langland In this 5-day track, brand-new scribes will learn the skills (Layout, Gothic Calligraphy, Drawing the Flowers, Gilding, and Painting) needed to create award-worthy scrolls based on this 15th-century French manuscript: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53000324z/f1.planchecontact In class, you will create a small project suitable for framing. Fee includes supplies for all 5 days, plus a starter scribal kit to create an 11 x 14" scroll at home. Students must commit to attending all 5 sessions. Each session will last 2 hours. A different skill will be covered each session.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Practice for the archery war points. Come warm up and practice before you score your war points
08-09
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row A Pigments, Scriptorium, Illumination, Bookbinding Mistress Gisela Szabo All things scribal, from making your own paint to binding your finished work into a book. Participants will be able to paint a bookmark as a sample of this fascinating art.
08-09
09:00
8.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Working Day Mistress Gisela Szabo Learn how to make glass beads and learn different techniques to enhance your knowledge and skill.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings Lady Sarah le Payller History is embroidered by the victors! An introduction to the story in the Bayeux Tapestry and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Spoon Carving Iohn Spooner Everyone needs a spoon, from the lowliest serf to the king and queen. Learn how to make a spoon, what tools to use and how to use them safely. We will spend a lot of time learning how to use the tools in a safe and effective manner. Everyone should leave with a spoon-shaped object at the end of the class.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Enjoy Your Drawers: 16th-C Florentine Underwear Lady Kataryn "Kit" Mercer A class about the construction of Italian drawers based on patterns of extant examples. We will also discuss decorating your drawers in period style and having fun with modern decorations. Why not enjoy your drawers?
08-09
09:00
1.5 A&S 4 A Peek Under the Yellow Veil Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo An overview of Italian Renaissance courtesans with touches on elsewhere in place and period, followed by what courtesans are/do in the SCA, and then a Q&A. There will be a slide show, handouts with bibliography, and discussion of how you can support your local courtesan personas.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Thy Name Is Woman: Elizabethan Men on Women Lord Drake Oranwood An exploration, through songs and plays of the period, of the complex and conflicted attitudes English culture held around women and their role during the Elizabethan period.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Wire Rings (Class Taught in French) THL Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an If you love bling then this class is for you. This is a hands-on class. You will learn how to make period rings (Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Roman) and will leave with them. Class taught in French.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Yorkshire Buttons Lady Dominique Von Weissenthurn Learn how to make an Elizabethan "Yorkshire" button (those round, thread-wrapped and woven buttons over a wooden center). This is a beginner class for the button novice.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 9 Medieval Modes Mistress Amelie d'Anjou Wondering how to make a tune sound more medieval? Go beyond major and minor keys, and learn about modes. We'll start at do-re-mi, then go on. Previous music theory not necessary. We'll learn how to figure out the mode of almost any pre-written song. Handout includes a period song in every mode. Bring a pencil.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Fashion: Beyond the Apron Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta While the apron dress, and its associated brooches, is the ubiquitous women’s garment of the Viking Age, that fashion eventually gave way to other styles. The class will discuss the reasons for the change and will offer examples of evidence on which to base a late Viking Age kit. This class will also include discussion on and examples of head coverings.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Medieval Surgery 102 Baroness Colette du Pre' Discussion on the surgical tools used in the Middle Ages. Tools will be available to examine. Part 2 of a three-part series.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Researching on the Internet Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir How to use the Internet to find reliable, accurate information. If there is time, we will try to solve individual research issues for the students. Hints about how to use this info for documentation. Includes a handout of recommended URLs and techniques for locating more.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Atl. Atl. Range Beginning Atlatl Lady Serafina Della Torre How to throw atlatl darts effectively.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Dance Tent Music and Dance Games Lady Sally Wrenne A combination of elementary school games and Italian footwork, this class is open to friends of all ages. Friends under 12 should bring a parent.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Mass Project Lady Erlandr Nordenskald Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD
08-09
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorran Rapier Tournament Master Robert MachPharland Please come and enjoy Ansteorra's hospitality and test your skills at rapier. Her Majesty Sonja looks forward to daring and skillful feats. Format to be double elimination unless we have very high numbers; then we would revert to single elimination 2 out of 3. We will use a shotgun start till final 8. We hope to give everyone time to get to the woods.
08-09
09:00
3.0 Rapier List 3 Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All authorized youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
08-09
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand A Day: Secretary/Chancery Master Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza Aside from carefully written books, writing was often practical and personal. Learn a style of writing appropriate for letters, drafts, and charters. Batarde is a name used for a family of hands usually representing a script descending from a mix of formal and cursive styles, and includes the hand we will cover here.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 1 Perfectly Period Feast: Heian-kyō 2020 Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Come help launch a three-year journey to a Perfectly Period Feast set in the Japanese imperial capital to be held in Æthelmearc in 2020. These feasts are immersive events which recreate a specific time and place. They are not limited to the feast itself, but include a variety of activities centered on a specific theme. Anyone interested in this event or in organizing another Japanese event or Perfectly Period event is invited to come and participate. The event itself will be a weekend event held in Æthelmearc in 2020. The Autocrat is Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona. The Artistic Director is Sólveig Þróndardóttir. Perfectly Period Feasts are a chance to re-awaken your quest for research-based verisimilitude at events. The event staff will especially strive to provide an immersive experience to our honored guests. As with similar events in the West Kingdom, there will be a series of workshops and learning opportunities during the next three years. Information will also be posted and inevitably discussed online. Japan was closed after 1600, so there is no inherent bar to people from outside Japan being a guest at the 2020 event. Perfectly Period Feasts are the work of many. We need you and your ideas!
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Viking Navigation Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are currently unverifiable by archeological evidence. However, the search for answers goes on. This class will present the arguments for at least two methods of direction-finding by experts in the field. The published findings of Soren Thirslund from the Danish National Maritime Museum and Leif Karlsen, a retired merchant marine navigator will be presented. Both of these gentlemen’s published findings are internationally recognized and available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde Denmark. Hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period Italian Menu Structure Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl An analysis of the menus in Scappi's Opera, a later-period Italian text that includes sample menus from the entire year.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 6 Cover to Cover Baron Agapios Cargos Learn the step-by-step process to create a book, plus some history of the Byzantine Codex. Not a hands-on class. You will not leave with a book.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Gift-Giving to Royalty Mistress GraziaGeralda What is good and not so good to give to seated royalty plus preparing gifts for royalty to give out. Largesse class should be taken first.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Why Poets Should Use the English Style Mistress Fiana of Clare Learn why the poetry of English elegies and epics is superior for composition in our common tongue, and works better for poetry in the common tongue than the techniques of other tongues. We will learn the elements and techniques of the English elegies and epics, and possibly speak of the saints' lives and riddles as well. [Old English / Anglo-Saxon]
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Beaded Rose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature rose in the style of beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 A Roundtable on Viking Cooking Lord Matheus Hundamathr A discussion of cooking amongst the Iron Age Nordic cultures. In this class we will review the available evidence of various ingredients, food stuffs, and cooking methods. In the absence of extant recipes, we will discuss extrapolating plausible meals from the available evidence, with an eye towards recreating flavorful meals for modern re-enactors.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 13 Cholis: Yes, They Are Period; You Can Make One! Shakti Drawing on historic artwork, this class will provide an overview of a selection of women's choli/upper body garments, covering a broad range of times and places within medieval India. Documentation gained from historic artwork will be discussed followed by a demonstration of pattern construction to ensure a well-fitting and comfortable garment.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion, at an event, that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Cooking over Wood Master William McNaughton How to perform basic cooking tasks using fire. Learn what kinds of fires there are and how to talk to your camp pyro-crat to get the best results. Demonstration and theory.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Camelot Treasures (Booth 30) How Do I Wear This Veil? Mistress Aenor d'Anjou Maitresse Aenor d’Anjou will host a casual hands-on class at Camelot Treasures Merchant booth. This class will focus mainly on styles of veils worn in the 11th-13th century, and different ways to wear your veil. There will be veils available to try on, or bring your own to work with. Limit 12 participants.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Two Dances, One Song: 15th-C Italian Dance Lady Nicolosa d'Isenfir Learn two 15th-century Italian dances that are done to the same music. Rostiboli Gioioso and Gioioso in Tre may share the same song but the movement patterns are quite different which makes them extra fun. Dancers of all skills are welcome including brand-new dancers. No partner is required, just a desire to learn something new.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Games Tent Tafl Games Games Tent Staff The Tafl family of games were played through the Norse lands. The rules are simple and easy to learn, and the game play can be quick or complex.
08-09
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Twentieth Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde Pray attend, good gentles all. King Cuan and Queen Signy, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twentieth Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLVI. The Fête will take place in The Great Hall on Wednesday, August 9, from 10 am until 1 pm. This event is designed for children ages four and older. In keeping with previous years, the morning will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents and Guardians, please note that you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large numbers of children that attend, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issue. We ask that children do not bring personal articles with them as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles that want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up and help clean up and also to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9 am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2 pm. Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia. If you would like to help or need additional information, contact Lady Jacintha, camping with Finis Terra in B09, at the corner of Too Damn Far Road and Ledevoe Poboische. This will surely be another fun-filled, festive occasion for the children of the Knowne World. Please remember that without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Herald's Point Topics in Basic Heraldry Baron Yehuda ben Moshe These classes will teach basic name and/or armory submission skills necessary to consult at Pennsic Herald's Point. Exact dates and topics will be posted at Herald's Point at the beginning of the War. All newer heralds are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of these classes prior to volunteering at Herald's Point.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ottoman Singing Master Osman Usta We will be teaching two Ottoman compositions from the 15th-16th centuries, as well as reviewing songs taught last year. This music is typically performed with singing. As such, we will be teaching a singing class to learn these songs in the original Ottoman Turkish language. What will you learn and experience: 15th-16th-century Seljuk/Ottoman songs and their history; the musical modality Makam Rast; pronunciation of Ottoman Turkish and Persian along with a brief history and etymology, learning in the traditional Meşk learning style, as well as appropriate Ottoman customs. The five classes will be progressive; however, students may join in when they wish, although attendance at all the classes is strongly encouraged. Students may join the class's Facebook page in advance to orient themselves to the song and class: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398762226986519/
08-09
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
08-09
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on 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/pennsicxliiichoirs
08-09
10:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre Limited to youth ages 5-15. Limit: 30 participants. Parents must be present.
08-09
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-09
10:00
2.0 Woods (Woods) Woods Battle (Heavy) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle with Unlimited Resurrection Setup: 3 flag poles with the rope flags will be placed in the woods; 1 halfway between on a straight line between the two resurrection points; 2 flags equidistant and perpendicular to the central flag equal distances from both resurrections points but not in sight of the central flag (see diagram) Time Limit: 2 hours +/- 5 minutes variation on each time check and on the final flag Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 4; time check at 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and final gun of 4 War Points from the Woods Battle; scoring for each time check is based on flag control; there is to contended situation – whoever has the most of their color up wins the war point for that period Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle. The Clock will NOT be stopped for holds. The battle will start at 10am and end at 12pm regardless of holds.
08-09
10:00
3.0 Youth Point Youth Point Closed for the Children's Fête Classes Provided at YFP Youth Point is closed for the Children's Fête.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress 1/2 Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress Rehearsal; amphitheatre space in use.
08-09
11:00
6.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Populace Archery War Point will consist of 3 challenging shoots: a clout (100 yards), soldier shoot, and castle window (timed). Come and score points for your kingdom. Sundays populace shoot 11 am to 5 pm, Monday 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 How to Be a Local Herald Lord Eleazar ha-Levi So you were just elected -- or just got stuck -- as herald for your group. What do you do now? I've been a group herald for some twenty years. I've documented names, helped design arms, and watched them go through the registration process. I got to shout at events and in libraries (during demos, of course) and helped with a couple of baronial and royal courts. I did the "intros" for fighters, and I worked on my shire's order of precedence. And I'll tell you how to do all that and keep reasonably (?) sane in the process.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 3 Building a Spring Pole Lathe Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum Learn how to make your own break-down spring pole lathe. By using materials that you can get at any home center, you will soon be turning out bowls, plates, chairs, etc.
08-09
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Basic Feast Planning Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Are you experienced at planning feasts? Need to brush up? Then come and review with an experienced feast steward.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Disability in the Viking Age THL Reyni-Hrefna A look at how disability was seen in Viking-age Norse lands. Sources include the Eddas, sagas, and laws. We will talk about the gods and sagas, and how pre-Christian Norse culture likely had some differences in their perception of disability when compared to other medieval European cultures. We will have a discussion of Ivar the Boneless, how he was depicted, and the likelihood that he was disabled.
08-09
11:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, etc. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 14th-Century Italian Clothing and Sumptuary Laws THL Sarai Tindall A discussion of the differences in style and aesthetic between Northern Italy and Western Europe, and comparison of sumptuary laws between regions.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Plausibly Period: Gluten-Free in the Middle Ages THL Isolda Fairamay Discover some surprising history about celiac disease and gluten-free dining. Then learn how easy it is to incorporate gluten-free selections into your feasts that everyone will love. Recipes will be available and there will be samples to taste! All are welcome!
08-09
11:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Fairy Tale and Legend Workshop Lady Luceta Di Cosimo We will briefly go over the history and definitions of fairy tales and legends, instances of fairy tales in period, how to look for period sources of both, and how to identify and use motifs to construct/reconstruct tales which could have been told/recorded in period. Will introduce and practice "composition in performance", a period storytelling technique. The participants in the workshop will construct a fairy tale and a legend.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 10 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Magic as a Performing Art Dr Henry Best Theory and practice of magic as a performance art, taught by a professional magician. We will cover three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. The class will be sworn to secrecy and real working methods will be taught.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 Norse Mythology: Don't be a Snorri Sarah Barringer When writing the eddas, Snorri Sturluson had many biases and alternate motives. He tried to make Norse myth mirror the Greeks and seem more relevant.
08-09
11:00
1.5 A&S 16 Maghribi Philosophy: A Participatory Discussion Lady Tala al-Zahra From Cordoba to Fes, and Timbuktu to Tunis, Maghribis were bringing intellectual light to the world during a period elsewhere called the "dark ages." Join a discussion on philosophical themes advanced by Ibn Khaldun and Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides), two of the most famous Maghribi scholars to have attended Al-Qarawiyyin University in Fes. Participants will be provided with information for the topics of discussion. No prior knowledge of Maghribi philosophy is required. We will also contemplate the works of: Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Ibn Tufail, Ibn Arabi, and Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi. Class guide will be available at http://www.talaalzahra.com/pennsic-university
08-09
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1.0 A&S 19 How to Teach Newcomers Master Liam St. Liam Chatelaines and others are often called upon to teach newcomers' classes. These require a certain touch in deciding what to teach and how to teach it. There is also the question of what to leave out. One of the skills we will focus on is how to determine what people already know.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Advanced Six Person Playford Ariana de Gallo Picking of Sticks and Whirligig
08-09
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Arabic Hip Movements Baroness Simone Marie Fornneau A study of various shimmies, slides and circles from a Syrian Classic Oriental Dance perspective, taught by Baroness Simone. A beginning knowledge of Middle Eastern Dance is appreciated.
08-09
11:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
11:30
1.5 Æthelmearc 1 Basic Beginner Illumination Make & Take Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain Have you ever wanted to learn more about illuminating but cannot take the beginner track? This course is a basic beginner illumination survey class, with an opportunity to dabble with paints and learn more about illumination basics. This class will not include period pigments or calligraphy, just a chance to play with some paint and take a simple painted piece home with you. All supplies will be furnished, but feel free to bring any scribal equipment if desired. You will have a paint palette and reference handouts to take home.
08-09
11:30
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Workshop: The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor Mistress Antoinette de la Croix This 4-part, 4-day hands-on Intermediate to Advanced workshop will cover the skills necessary to create a scroll based upon the Gladzor book: a fascinating combination of zoomorphic images, whitework, gold and inkwork. A faux script has been created to compliment this workshop.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Introductory Performance Workshop THL Silence de Cherbourg Want to participate in a bardic circle or a competition, but don't feel confident in your abilities? Bring a song or story to perform, 5 minutes or less, and receive advice and suggestions from experienced performers in a low-pressure setting.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Marie de France, Medieval as It Should Be eliezer In her poems, the Lais of Marie de France, she describes beautiful ladies and the gallant, chivalrous knights they loved. Sometimes the ladies ride in to rescue their knights in distress. It's the clean, beautiful, liberated, slightly magical Middle Ages of the SCA, but written in period. We will enjoy her idealized vision of love, courtship, betrayal and loyalty in selected narrative poems.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 2 Conflict Checking with the Complex Search THL Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana For heralds who already know the basics of conflict checking, this class will use the Complex Search to more quickly find potential conflicts.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 You Too Can Warp and Weave on a Warp-Weighted Loom Lord Hrólfr á Fjárfelli This is a hands-on class. You will learn how to warp a warp-weighted loom, create a header band, string the heddles and weave. I will have a card-weaving demo for the header band and several tabletop looms to practice the different stages of the entire process.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beginning Bookbinding Lady Linden le Bukere We'll be making a simple link-stitch blank book. Modern materials (such as heavy paper for the cover) will be substituted for period ones in order to keep costs down and help more people give bookbinding a try.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Nipponi Ikitai: A Free Learning Trip to Japan THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie It's true. I got a free trip to Japan by agreeing to appear on a Japanese reality TV show, and I don't regret it one bit. They were only interested in one part of my SCA life, but I used the trip to learn a bunch of different things about Japan that are applicable to SCA period. Come learn about my experience and how you might replicate it for yourself!!
08-09
12:00
4.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Sawing, Filing and Sanding Jewelry THL Gaeira Aggadottir In this hands-on class you will learn the basics to be able to create medallions, earrings, coronets, as well as a variety or other items. There will be an introduction to the tools and techniques being covered. You will learn how to saw, pierce, file, and sand metal sheet using a prepared plaque of brass to create a pendant. Please bring a cloth or something to cover your front and lap in order protect your clothing. Safety glasses will be available to borrow. We will be working close up; please bring any needed prescription glasses. If you already have a jeweler's bench pin with c-clamp, jeweler's saw frame, a dozen 3/0 saw blades, wax, hand and needle files, sand paper, and metal you are welcome to join the hands-on part of the class or sit in to listen. A hand-out can be downloaded from my website at http://ga.crimsonkraken.com/metalSawing.html
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 11 Wire Jewelry Lady Noelle de la Plume Learn the basics of wire jewelry and make a bracelet or medallion hanger. Note: Class does not include wrapping a stone or bead. Please bring tools, wire and beads if you have them. There will be some tools available to borrow and some to purchase at cost.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Busking: Taking it to the Street Dr Henry Best Performers: there’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, we’ll reveal all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the street entertainer.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Bliaut Revisited Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Survey of what we know about the 12th-century garment known as the bliaut. Discussion of where we arrived at fallacies, and where to find better sources. Discussion and suggestions for recreating both men's and women's bliauts. Free hand-out with patterns.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Retaining 101 Lady Lasairfhiona inghean Aindriasa Basic information on what retaining is and what to expect, and what you get in return from the experience. Class is geared toward 12- to 14-year-olds interested in volunteering their time.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA on the Cheap Baroness Margaret of Rochester We will look at inexpensive options and alternatives as you get started in your SCA fun.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Yes, Virginia, You Can Build a Yurt Alchamar Mor Taraid If you're reading this, you probably already know what a yurt is: round, Mongolian-based tents that have no poles, guy lines, and no corners. But in addition to being 18 different shades of groovy, they cost a fair penny to buy. What if I told you that you could trade a bunch of the cash outlay for elbow grease instead? It's true, and I invite you to join the class to see how it's done. We'll touch on tools, materials, and techniques, using advanced technical terms like "... and remember, don't bleed on the saw". With a decade-and-a-half of yurt-building experience, I'll be your instructor and comic relief. I'm charming, talented, and incredibly handsome. And humble. But seriously, c'mon down, we'll have some fun expanding our list of Things We Can Do.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) 15th-Century Italian Dances for 3, 4, and More! Master Lorenzo Petrucci Join us at the marvelous Casa Bardicci to learn some simple 15th-century Italian dances: Petit Riense for three dancers, Anello for four, and Chirintana for as many couples as we can find.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Chiara Stella Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Chiara Stella, a lovely cascarda from Il Ballarino! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-09
12:00
4.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginning Middle Eastern Dance Viscountess Kamiilah al Sudanii um Zoom Covers the basic movements that this lovely art form is based on, including drills! Intermediate and Advanced welcome. Kamiilah will add layers and make it harder for you!
08-09
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-09
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress 2/2 Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal (Closed): Commedia All Stars Dress Rehearsal; PAT space in use.
08-09
12:00
2.0 Touch The Earth Let's Just Play Music Together! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis Can't make it out at night to play with Lady Melissa? Don't want to wander around the lake at all hours of the night looking for a camp to jam in? Can't read all that sheet music at night? Want to play songs you already know? Well, let's get together and just play! Many of us only see each other once a year at Pennsic. Let's make the most of our precious time together. Participants can pick the songs. All drummers, all melodic instruments, all zillers, and all dancers are welcome to this open daylight music session!
08-09
12:30
2.0 Main Battlefield Combat Archery and Siege Battle Master Scheduler description added soon
08-09
12:30
1.5 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Size of Field/Location: Upper Woods, from sand flats to top of hill, not crossing the road at the top of the rise, or “Old” woods, depending on permits. Deployment points/lines: North and South rez areas as used in previous years  Direction of deployment: N-S Resurrection points/lines:TBD Number and type of flags: 3 flags, pulley type, flags deployed equidistant to resurrection points, E-W from top of hill to sand flats Resurrection/Non-resurrection: Resurrection  Limited/Unlimited: Unlimited for both sides Hold specifics (local/general/stop the clock?): Non-medical holds are local and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are battlefield-wide and stop the clock. Number of marshals needed for coverage: 10 Marshals from each principal kingdom - Mid, East, and Aethelmarc Timing:  Overall time for scenario:70-80 minutes  Number of Iterations: two 30-minute “halves” with 10 minute reset between iterations  Time check window(s): There will be 2 banner checks at semi-random times in each half (10 +/-4 minute mark)(20 +/-4 minute mark)to be randomly determined by the marshalate prior to the start of battle and not revealed to the combatants. In each half, the majority of flags held during a time check scores. Point allocation: One point will be awarded per time check.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool's School Meet-Up Lady Noelle de la Plume Past years: Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool's School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. This year we're just going to discuss what everyone wants out of Fool's School and where it should go. Please attend if you ever participated in Fool's School!
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Knotted Hairnets in Period: Decoration THL Jehanette de Provins Ever wonder if beaded nets are period? What about multiple colors? Or designs in the nets? Come and find out more about this fashion accessory.
08-09
13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Finishing Woven-Wire Chains Master Gunnarr Alfljot Discussion and demonstration includes drawing the chain and various end finishes and clasps.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Fingerloop Braiding for Youth Youth University (YouthU, 11-15) Learn the art of fingerloop braiding and replace your plain medallion cord with a more colorful medieval version.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Gussets, Godets and Gores “Oh My” 2 Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a new class on gussets, godets and gores. Combined with the keyhole neck class, this shows the easiest way to make a tunic, and more about sewing. How to cut and sew gussets, godets and gores, all devices to give your clothes better fit, more fullness and freedom of movement! We'll discuss how to cut and sew gussets, as found on the underarms of T-tunic, the fast and easy way. Also covers godets and gores, the difference and how easy they are, too. A lot of good advice about sewing in general.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Money Master Dani of the Seven Wells Money in the Middle Ages: How did it work? What was it worth? How was it different from modern concepts of money?
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cords: Lucet vs. Tablets vs. Fingerloops Alienor Salton Comparing lucet cord, tubular tablet-weaving & finger-loop braids: elasticity, patterning, materials & take-up, ease of production, documentability.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Writing Humorous Songs Master Cerian Cantwr Discussion of different comedic elements and how they can be used in song writing. The handout can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/midbards/downloads/writing_humorous_songs.doc
08-09
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 Introduction to Pysanky Nicola Kendall Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Royalty Retaining by Teens and Tweens Mistress Anastasiia Kyrilovna Ivanova Looking for a way to support your Royalty? The class discusses retaining and other projects to assist the King and Queen. (YouthU/TeenU, 12-17)
08-09
13:00
1.5 A&S 15 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Persona THL Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Herbs of Arabia Lady Esa inghean Donnchaidh Medicine and pharmacology in the Golden Age of Islam (approx. 8th - 13th centuries) including a discussion of specific medicinal herbs in period.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Who Are You? Choosing a Persona in the SCA Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe A persona is the person you would have been, if you had lived in period (years 500-1600). This class, geared toward newcomers, will discuss how to choose a name, region, year and garb that will make up your persona. Free handout. Ages late teen to adult.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Fabliaux or Tavern Tales THL Seathan MacDhabhidh A discussion of period French and English metrical tales. These tales varied in length taking from five minutes to an hour or more to tell. The content was usually a comic, frankly coarse, and often cynical tale in verse popular in period, especially during the 12th and 13th centuries. The themes often made fun of the clergy and upper classes and were designed to entertain the low-born. Presentation of these tales to common men and women in taverns and public gatherings was probably a means for a common traveling bard to maintain a livelihood, earning a meal and a place to sleep while traveling from village to village. Excerpts and examples will be presented. The content of some of the pieces is sexually suggestive or implies morally corrupt behavior.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing at the Villa: Joy and Jealousy Mistress Alina of Foxwood 15th-century Italian dances in a beautiful Italian Villa! Dances in this class include Rostiboli Gioioso, Gioioso in Tre, and Gelosia.
08-09
13:00
2.0 Dance Tent Peace CD Dance Class Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel This class is the second CD of Penta Pentamere Dances. These dances were chosen because you dance with more than your partner either with heys, dancing with your corner, or dancing with everyone! The following dances will be taught: Bizzaria d’Amore, Official Bransle, Contra Passo, Petit Rien, Dargason, and Gathering Peascods.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
08-09
13:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Cued Improv with Fan Veils! Atesh Tribal Fan Veils! Learn beautiful follow-the-leader combos using two silk fan veils. You'll love the turns, shimmies, and travel combinations. PDF handouts online. Two Fan Veils required, with at least 1 meter silks.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir
08-09
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Technical Theater: Lights, Stage, Action! THL Lorelei Skye Come and learn about the behind-the-scenes tech theater of the Performing Arts Tent: building the stage, rigging curtains, running lights, and more! Useful class for those wanting to volunteer now or in the future for setup, strike, evening performances, and light re-sets.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-09
13:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Heckler's Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre A competition where the spectators attempt to distract the throwers from concentrating and throwing.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc This is an intro class to get you started down the rabbit hole to creating beautiful Celtic knotwork for any use you can imagine. If you have ever wanted to create your own knotwork design for illumination, embroidery, leatherwork, wood carving, bone carving, or just because it is fun, this is the class for you.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Ten-ish Songs Everyone in the SCA Could Know Master Cerian Cantwr Ten cool, kingdom-neutral songs that have something to say about life in these current Middle Ages. We'll sing through them together. The handout is at http://tilted-windmill.com/uploads/ten_songs_every_scadian_should_know_vol_1.doc. Please print it out in advance if you can.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 1 SCA Finances for Non-Exchequers THL Bojei Temur A brief explanation on how to read financial statements and SCA financial rules for seneschals and the populace.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Drawing Heraldic Art Master Kryss Kostarev While this class is mostly for anyone who would like to help out the heralds or become a herald, it can help scribes or anyone who wants to draw heraldry.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 3 With These Knots I Bind My Camp Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Before cordless drills and screws, before plentiful cheap nails, even before glue, there was knotted cord holding our lives together. Sadly, most of us barely know how to tie even two or three knots. My guarantee: You will learn to master a small handful of knots that will meet almost every need you may have in camp - or double your money back!
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Viking Era Headgear: A Survey Alienor Salton Fashions of and archaeological evidence for Jorvik and Dublin caps, Skjoldehamn and Hedeby hoods, nålbound and sprang caps, tablet-woven headbands.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Great Mortality (The Black Death) Mistress Giovanna Adimari Learn about the Black Death which took approximately 1/3 of the population of medieval Europe. Discuss possible theories of what caused the plague and how it impacted the breadth of medieval society.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Mediterranean Society Revealed in Synagogue Trash Lady Miriam bat Pessah An ancient synagogue in Cairo collected thousands of discarded documents. The collection is known as the Cairo Geniza. Learn how these became publicly available and what you can derive from them. The Geniza is a great resource for persona research. We will also discuss my attempt to re-create a Hebrew primer based on Geniza fragments.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 A Study of Late-Period Portrait Miniatures THL Gregory Bryant A discussion on the style, history, and techniques of late-period portrait miniatures.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 How to Make a Good Story Great Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia A discussion of the dynamics that take a story from good to great. Bring your stories to share and we'll take time to work on them in class.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Sex in Western Culture Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni Not marriage, not birth, just sex. It's your Western Civ class with the juicy bits left in. From the illicit frescos of Pompeii to Aretino's invention of modern pornography. This year I will be adding a small section on sex crimes. Age 18+.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 A Monk's Guide to Romance Master Alan Fairfax "Courtly love," the highly structured game of adultery that formed modern ideas about romance, was not exactly encouraged by church leaders. However, ideas about romance were based in changes to church teaching about marriage. Monks used the language of romance to connect with noble men and women, and some clerics embraced--and even wrote--the rules of love. Learn a bit about how sex, power, and religion intersected to form the basis of ideas about relationships that are still very powerful in our modern world.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spiral Aprons Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin During the class, I will discuss the techniques I have used to make Finnish Iron Age bronze spiral aprons, and how someone can build a Finnish Iron Age kit.
08-09
14:00
2.0 A&S 16 North African Wrapped Dresses Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora This class will cover women's Maghribi wrapped dresses, and examine the similarities and differences with other people who wore this style, including Romans, Celts, and VIkings. We will also look at accompanying undergarments and accessories. If you want to be wrapped up before you go, bring 5-6 yards of light linen or cotton fabric, 55-60" wide. You will also need a belt or rope, and two very large safety pins, brooches, or kilt pins.
08-09
14:00
1.5 A&S 19 SCA Legends: People You Should Know Master Liam St. Liam There are some names in the SCA that everyone seems to know, whether it's Duke Cariadoc, Duke Flieg, Fast Eddie, Duchess Rowan, Duke Finnvarr, Mistress Eilis, Duke Inman, Duke Paul of Bellatrix, Ioseph of Locksley, Master Patri du Chat Gris and so many others. Who were/are these people? What did they do? Why should we know who they are? Who do you think the people who we should remember are -- whether they are still with us or not?
08-09
14:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Wire Weaving Alana Grace A class on the ancient art of wire weaving, sometimes called Viking Knit. This class is perfectly suitable for beginners!
08-09
14:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci Body of the Mask: The Full Commedia Character THL Katrusha Skomorokha Based on the research of Antonio Fava, how to don the whole body of each commedia character to connect deeply with the audience with or without words. Please come prepared to move in comfortable clothing. Each day we will inspect the movement of a different class of character: the lovers, the first and second Zanni, Capitano, Signora and house servants, Pantalone and Dottore.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing in the Villa: Ball Prep for 15th-C Ball THL Conandil ingen Donngaile Ball preparation for the 15th-century Italian ball. Less familiar dances (or by request) will be reviewed.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Beginner Near- and Middle-Eastern Hand Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's learn to play that dumbek/riq/frame drum! Lady Zakiyyah (a.k.a. Kazuki) will help you get comfortable with that drum and have fun. We will go over posture, hand placement, tones, and some fun rhythms. Open to all ages.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Playing the Renaissance Side Drum Lord Guinemer d'Anglade The Renaissance side drum is the predecessor to the modern snare drum. In this class, we'll cover the basics of playing a side drum. We'll review the parts of the drum, how to hold the drum and the sticks, the basics of rhythm, and what we know about period rhythms. This will be a hands-on class; bring a pair of drumsticks and a drum, if you have one. Some loaner sticks will be available.
08-09
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Open-Stage Theater Expo Pennsic Performing Arts Come ye one and all to open-stage Shakespeare and other playwrights! All are welcome to bring a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in with the hosts the afternoon of the exhibition. Enjoy an afternoon in company with those who enjoy the Bard and his fellow playwrights! Meet others who enjoy period theater, some of the people who bring you the Known World Players productions, and a bit of Pennsic technical theater trivia!
08-09
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Insular Scrolls: Beyond Knotwork Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc So you have a handle on knotwork and want to make better Insular-style scrolls. This class will talk about designing a Insular-style scroll that feels period accurate. We will discuss layout, color choices, and ways to cheat when you don’t have the time or ability to design your own knotwork/zoomorphs/keywork. The focus will be Kells-style scrolls, but will touch on Lindisfarne and a few others.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Speaking Shakespeare's Verse Mistress Catrin o'r Rhyd For In this workshop, we'll examine how careful attention to iambic pentameter can change a performer's approach to Shakespeare's verse. We'll experiment with using that knowledge in a performance.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 1 The Song of Igor's Campaign THL Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina This class is the Sof’s Notes version of Russia’s most famous and enduring medieval epic poem from the 12th century, The Song of Igor’s Campaign, based on a series of real, historical events. We’ll explore the adventures of four Kievan Rus princes in the wild, wild east, along with Slavic gods, demon owl-peacocks, an anti-virgin, passages that would satisfy a Klingon warrior thirsty for blood wine, and some good arguments against getting involved in a land war in the Ukraine.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 2 Portuguese Armory Baroness Elsbeth Anne Roth A look at some coats of arms from Portugal, with analysis of common trends.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 4 Harassment and the SCA: A Guided Discussion Lady Finnguala ingen Néill ... With increasing social awareness of the difficulties harassment can pose within a social group, an organization as diverse and widespread as the SCA has seen its share of incidents. This is a guided discussion and brainstorming session intended to increase understanding of the issue, hear what individual branches are doing about it, and share ideas and options that can help increase affirmative support and knowledge of the options available to branches and event staff.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 14th-Century Apocalypse Mistress Giovanna Adimari The 14th century was one of the most tumultuous times in history. People of that time literally believed the end of the world was upon them. Learn about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how they manifested themselves through this century. Topics will include famine, pestilence, war and death!!
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 Lord Christoffel d'Allaines leComte A lesson on the fascinating story of the spectacular rise and fall of Muenster, Germany, after it was taken over by a radical sect of Anabaptists. Learn about the many controversial religious and social changes made within the city, as well as the Landsknecht participation on both sides of the siege. The results of the punishment of the radical leaders can be seen to this day.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Making a Farthingale Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes Building a farthingale after the manner of Juan de Alcega. Moving from this Spanish tailor's pattern to a properly-shaped farthingale. We will examine how his description translates into skirt pieces that fit together by tacking miniature fabric models together.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 3: Pulling the Teeth of the Muse Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 3: Pulling the Teeth of the Muse, aka Inspiration vs. Perspiration: Darn that plain piece of paper! It can be the most intimidating foe in the world. What to do when the idea is there, but the word’s just don’t want to come? Brainstorming? Head-butting standing masonry? Pan galactic gargle blasters? What? Confirmed Panelists: Duke Frederick of Holland, THL Emer nic Aidan, Master Michael Alewright, Mistress Fiana of Clare.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 11 Creating a Basic Leather Mask with Water Forming Master Æiric ørvender Create and take home a basic leather mask using the cuir bouilli (water forming) technique. Learn how to create your own leather mask.
08-09
15:00
1.5 A&S 13 Experimental Mead-Making (2): Wine Yeast Trial Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh This class will cover making mead with a variety of ale yeasts. There will be samples of two mead recipes each made with multiple types of ale yeast. The first mead recipe is a simple cherry mead made with honey, cherries, and French oak cubes. Five versions of this recipe have been made with Lalvin wine yeasts. The second recipe is a fruit and spice mead made with basswood honey, crystallized ginger, lime, and French oak cubes. Five versions of the recipe have been made with the same Lalvin wine yeasts. Age 21+.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 14 Making a Finnish Bronze Spiral Decoration Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin Participants will learn how to make a Finnish 10th-century bronze spiral decoration that was found in a man's grave in Luistari, Finland. Class is limited to 10 participants, but there is no limit to observers.
08-09
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Lust and Love in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy 1) Lust, Love, and Marriage in the Norse world: Pagans as well as Christians used spellcraft, among a variety of other ploys and traditions, to win the affection of another. Men's grimoires are rich with accounts and recipes; women's grimoires tend to focus more on healing, visioning one's future sweetie, etc. Note: Since some of this material is a bit racy, children should probably not attend this class. 2) Birthing and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, as well as during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
08-09
15:00
3.0 Blue List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth fighters and their adult heavy fighter partners are invited to compete in the Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney. We will run two simultaneous tournaments - one for the youth fighters and a parallel tourney for their adult partners fighting each other. The tourney format is as follows: 1.Each team will be comprised of one youth combat fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and one adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!! 2. The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. 3. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member (winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point). Then, their adult teammates will fight each other (winner gets 1 point, loser gets 0 points). At the end of each round, the adult and youth points are combined for a team total. 4. The youth fighters from the highest scoring team in each pool will fight a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round, but are encouraged to cheer their youth teammates on! 5.The team with highest number of points in each youth division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Learn to Spin Morwenna O Hurlihie Focusing on the park-and-draft method, we’ll walk through the basics of how to spin wool into yarn.This is intended for people who have never spun before, or people who need a refresher from that spindle they bought 3 years ago and never quite figured out. We will focus on basic spinning techniques, not necessarily period techniques. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
08-09
15:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci Dancing in the Villa: A 15th-Century Italian Ball THL Conandil ingen Donngaile The beautiful Italian dances gifted to us by Domenico da Piacenza, Antonio Cornanzano, and Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro enjoyed in the Medici-inspired villa, accompanied by the talented musical ensemble, Musica Tramontana. Join us for this unique experience.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent All About Branles THL Henry of Maldon For those who have some orientation to Arbeau's branles, we'll be going over as much information about as many branles as we can get to in one class.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Baroness Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water and some balloons provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Tables THL Louis Xavier de Navarre Learn variations of Tables (Nard, Backgammon) for 4 or 7 players.
08-09
15:00
3.0 Green List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth fighters and their adult heavy fighter partners are invited to compete in the Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney. We will run two simultaneous tournaments - one for the youth fighters and a parallel tourney for their adult partners fighting each other. The tourney format is as follows: 1.Each team will be comprised of one youth combat fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and one adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!! 2. The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. 3. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member (winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point). Then, their adult teammates will fight each other (winner gets 1 point, loser gets 0 points). At the end of each round, the adult and youth points are combined for a team total. 4. The youth fighters from the highest scoring team in each pool will fight a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round, but are encouraged to cheer their youth teammates on! 5.The team with highest number of points in each youth division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Short Choreo Duets for Belly Dancing Around Fire Mantra Gypsy of Bardicci Connect with other belly dancers using these short choreographies you can share and perform spontaneously around the fire. All levels welcome. Some steps will be advanced. Come alone or with friends. This is different than ATS (American Tribal Style), and it will be a lot of fun.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its second Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/10, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group, Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Siri Toivosdotter
08-09
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 "By the Book" Tournament Lord Orlando Sforza A historical fencing tourney; memorize your Marozzo, review your Ridolfo and study your Saviolo, for the third annual tournament where book worms can be winners! Period fencing forms and period dress as seen in the manuals will bring you success. As always, lavish prizes will be bestowed upon the competitor with the most wins, the best dressed, and the one who best adheres to the style of a given master.
08-09
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 3 The Tadcaster Militia Gauntlet Arcade Extravaganza Lord Eldrich Gaiman The Tadcaster Militia presents the Amazing and Wonderful Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet and Tournament! Win fabulous tickets and also prizes! Fencers will face a gauntlet of bouts against members of the Tadcaster Militia. Victories will earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. But wait, there's more! You can run the gauntlet as many times as you can stand! Save up your tickets for bigger prizes! We'll also be running this gauntlet throughout the week, so come early and come often, and save up big!
08-09
15:00
3.0 Red List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth fighters and their adult heavy fighter partners are invited to compete in the Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney. We will run two simultaneous tournaments - one for the youth fighters and a parallel tourney for their adult partners fighting each other. The tourney format is as follows: 1.Each team will be comprised of one youth combat fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and one adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!! 2. The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. 3. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member (winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point). Then, their adult teammates will fight each other (winner gets 1 point, loser gets 0 points). At the end of each round, the adult and youth points are combined for a team total. 4. The youth fighters from the highest scoring team in each pool will fight a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round, but are encouraged to cheer their youth teammates on! 5.The team with highest number of points in each youth division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Lady Serafina Della Torre Learn how to throw axes, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit: 25 participants. No experience needed.
08-09
15:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Closed Form Sword and Shield: A Voice From AS IV Master Cariadoc A description of an SCA fighting style taught in the Middle and East in the early years of the Society. The class is done as an early fighter training session, with commentary.
08-09
15:00
3.0 White List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth fighters and their adult heavy fighter partners are invited to compete in the Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney. We will run two simultaneous tournaments - one for the youth fighters and a parallel tourney for their adult partners fighting each other. The tourney format is as follows: 1.Each team will be comprised of one youth combat fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and one adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!! 2. The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. 3. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member (winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point). Then, their adult teammates will fight each other (winner gets 1 point, loser gets 0 points). At the end of each round, the adult and youth points are combined for a team total. 4. The youth fighters from the highest scoring team in each pool will fight a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round, but are encouraged to cheer their youth teammates on! 5.The team with highest number of points in each youth division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division.
08-09
15:00
3.0 Youth Combat List Æthelmearc Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope Youth fighters and their adult heavy fighter partners are invited to compete in the Æthelmearc Tag Team Tourney. We will run two simultaneous tournaments - one for the youth fighters and a parallel tourney for their adult partners fighting each other. The tourney format is as follows: 1.Each team will be comprised of one youth combat fighter from division 1, 2 or 3 and one adult heavy weapons authorized fighter. Youths fight youths, adults fight adults. NO EXCEPTIONS!! 2. The format will be pooled round robin within each age division. 3. For each round, a youth team member will fight another youth team member (winner gets 3 points, loser gets 1 point). Then, their adult teammates will fight each other (winner gets 1 point, loser gets 0 points). At the end of each round, the adult and youth points are combined for a team total. 4. The youth fighters from the highest scoring team in each pool will fight a final round to determine the division winner. Adults will not participate in the finals round, but are encouraged to cheer their youth teammates on! 5.The team with highest number of points in each youth division wins. Prizes will be awarded in each division.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Beginner Russian Calligraphy Lady Lada Monguligin The basics of medieval Russian calligraphy. Learn the basics of writing the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. There will also be a handout for Russian-style English alphabet. The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people. Please bring your calligraphy supplies if you have them. I will have a limited amount of loaner nibs and/or markers and paper.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling 101: Beginner Lord William Kilmaron The most basic 3-ball cascade juggling. Juggling balls will be made available for use by the class and may be bought afterward from the instructor.
08-09
16:00
2.0 A&S 2 Food Safety for SCA Cooks THL Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up to date and knowledgeable about food safety.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 3 It's All Fun and Games...Medieval Board Games Lady Hugoline the Delicate Most medieval and classical board games are fairly simple to learn to play, but hard to master. Attendees will learn how to play Rota, Fox and Geese, and Nine Men's Morris. All attendees will leave with copies of the rules and game boards for each game, and enough game tokens to play all three games. This class is for Youths and Teens ages 11-17.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Twelve Plants through the Ages: Year 2 Lady Raziya Bint Rusa Follow twelve plants through time from Celsus to the modern day. What plants were used medicinally in period, and which of these uses have been proven by contemporary science. I am covering 12 plants this year, and plan additional material in following years. This is a historical overview of uses, and does not constitute medical advice.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 7 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Peer-Like Qualities Countess Violante do Porto A discussion about certain characteristics and traits to consider developing on your path to peerage. Different concepts to work on and consider.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 12 How to Brew a Tree, Part IV: Roots and Bark THL Madoc Arundel One doesn’t often think of tree bark or tree roots when one thinks of beer, wine, or mead. However, the ancient and medieval periods are rife with evidence of such things being prepared for ingestion, principally in the realm of medicine. Recall that many recreational beverages we enjoy today also started out as medicinal in nature. There are also a small number of examples of bark in particular being used in beer making itself. Alcohol will be served. IDs will be checked. Must be 21 or over.
08-09
16:00
1.5 A&S 16 Making Couscous by Hand Master Galefridus Peregrinus Fresh, hand-made couscous is very different from the instant stuff available at most grocery stores. The earliest documented couscous recipe dates from the 13th century and describes a process that is still followed in North Africa with very little change. We'll be following that recipe to make couscous from scratch. If all goes well, attendees will have some hand-made couscous to take with them at the end of the class. Limited to 10 hands-on participants, but others may come to watch.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 19 The History of Clan Blue Feather Lord Joshua MacDonald Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minorities communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 28 years.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Medieval Fan Fiction Mistress Fiana of Clare A discussion of how "fan fiction" was produced and used in the Middle Ages, and how we can produce it and use it in our Society. Topics will include the definition of fan fiction, its modern and pre-modern history, and its techniques and authors.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Dances for Any Number Lady Nicolosa d'Isenfir Dance is Fun so we try to include everyone during dance practices and events; yet what happens if your dance calls for three couples but there is one more couple left out? In this session we will learn dances and variations that allow additional couples to dance. Additional variations and conversations are welcomed and encouraged. Dances will tend to be English Country Dances. No previous dance experience necessary.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-09
16:00
3.0 Games Tent Games Gathering: Chess Games Tent Staff A time set aside for chess players to gather and find an opponent.
08-09
16:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Lochmere, N18 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsals by audition only. Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus
08-09
16:00
2.0 Middle Eastern Tent Belly Dance with Hadia! Lady Kathlin Ulfsdottir Learn Middle Eastern belly dance movements, techniques, muscle isolations, and combinations while gaining strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, body awareness and basic movements. We will organize dance patterns, learn to improvise, and use mini-combos for any form of belly dance. Loose clothing encouraged. Hip scarves, shimmy belts, full skirts, etc., are all optional and very helpful for movement awareness. Class is open to everyone who desires a review of basic belly dance movements and technique.
08-09
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 47 Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players are seeking actors for Pennsic 47. A noble family, war, unearthly forces and death are sturdy pillars of late-period tragic theater. What if Homer's "The Iliad" had been adapted by an Elizabethan playwright? "Hector of Troy" is an attempt to accomplish such, with mortals speaking in prose, gods conversing in iambic pentameter; honor, betrayals and misfortunes. And death. From the pen of R.S. Mandel, known in the Society as Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari. Come audition to take part in this! Audition materials will be provided.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms: Tassa Ali Al-Azim An introduction to Tassa. Learn the history, playing technique and common beats of this Indian drum. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-09
16:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work.
08-09
16:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Distance Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre A tournament that is rotation-based: 2, 3, 4 and 5 rotations. This tourney is open to anyone.
08-09
17:00
2.0 A&S 12 Female Fighter Meet-Up Lady Arnora in Skarpa The female fighter was initially not allowed in our Society and, as it has become more common, both in participation and interest, we have set up a meeting for female fighters of all persuasions (heavy, rapier, combat archery/siege). This is not exclusionary however. Females interested in fighting, their spouses/significant others, and those interested in teaching the female fighter are welcome to attend. While there is no rigid format for this meeting, we hope that we will have constructive discussions about training, mind-set, philosophy, combat, etc., so that we can all walk away with something to take back home and apply in our area. No cap on attendance. All are welcome.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Moving Me Softly Samira Shuruk Belly dance has so many slow and smooth moves. We will explore them in depth from novice level and up. Circles and 8s and beyond! We'll explore direction changes, level changes, weight changes and more. This will be applicable in "around the fire," hafla and performance situations.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Dance Tent Four-Couple English Country Dance THL James Blackcloak Many of Playford's most interesting dances are done with four couples. Come and learn a few! Dancers of all levels welcome.
08-09
17:00
2.0 Eld Vatten (E01) East Kingdom Brewers' Guild Meet and Greet Master Magnus hvalmagi The East Kingdom Brewers' Guild invites you to join us for an evening of socializing and learning. Come spend quality time with your fellow brewers!
08-09
17:00
2.0 Main Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-09
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent il Titolo Provvisorio Pennsic Performing Arts Come and see the Youngest Commedia Dell'arte Troupe in the Known World perform their second (yes, we're back!) show at Pennsic War. A show full of Conflict, Cunning, and Cantaloupe. We call upon you to be confused as we present "The Miraculous Misconception!" Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
17:30
2.0 Rapier List 1 Master Edmund the Lame Memorial Two-Hander Tourney Master Caine Ramsey Another year has passed, and we invite you to join us in celebration of the joy of two-handed swords and friendship. The format of the tourney will be determined on site by the number of participants, but our goal is to offer everyone the chance to fight as much as their heart desires. Combatants can play by cut-and-thrust rules, as long as both agree in advance.
08-09
18:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal College Open Scriptorium Mistress cori Open time at the Scribal tents for people who need to work on scrolls or want to consult with experienced scribes and teachers. Use the side gate. We will have tables, chairs, good lighting, and experienced scribes and teachers who can answer questions, help with any issues or direct you to where to get further information on most scribal topics.
08-09
18:00
1.0 Ansteorra Royal Encampment (N06) Ansteorra Court Queen Sonja Ryzaja Royal court for the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
08-09
18:00
1.0 A&S 4 Period Shoes for Armored Combat Lord Brísi Thorgrimsson We will cover period footwear suitable for SCA armored combat, along with some modifications to complement their use in this function.
08-09
18:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Early Period Whistle Workshop THL Marion Quyn Learn to craft an early period whistle out of bone using a few simple hand tools. Based on 10th-century finds in England and Sweden.
08-09
18:00
2.0 Great Hall Atlantian Royal Court Mistress Tannis of Tir-y-Don Atlantian Royal Court
08-09
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent David Anthony, The Creepy Bard Pennsic Performing Arts Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush, and wonder where you left the whiskey. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
18:00
2.0 South Battlefield The Ancient Celtic Field Sport of Hurling Lord Galen Mac Byrne Hands-on class on the Celtic game of hurling: history, rules, drills. One-hour scrimmage depending on available loaner equipment. A contact sport; 18 years old or older only. BYO pads, cup, hockey helmet, etc., at own discretion. Bring your own water/sports drink. Hurley stick/ball available for purchase.
08-09
18:30
1.0 Amphitheater Shenanigans with Vagando Stolti (in Ampitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Bring out the fools! Vagando Stolti, The Wandering Fools, invite you to laugh-worthy shenanigans! Join us for fun, foolish times. We promise that we will be "better than you expected!" Bring a chair and join us at the theater on the green!
08-09
18:30
1.5 Atl. Atl. Range Atlatl Battle Lady Serafina Della Torre Atlatl Competition
08-09
19:00
2.0 A&S 4 Historical Brewing Roundtable Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom This is not a competition, but a forum where we can focus on period drinks. Not restricted to alcoholic beverages. Are you just starting out, and want honest, gentle feedback? Come join us! Proud to have brewed all-grain for the first time, but want to take it to "the next step" in period-ness? Come and join us! Redacted a period recipe, and want others to see and sample? Come join us! Age 21 and over.
08-09
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-09
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts Listen to the mad tunes and tales of Master John Inchingham, Master Cerian Cantwr, and their household. Sing along with some of the Midrealm's best-known (or more infamous) bards - and Northshield's Master Dahrien Cordell too! Come ye all from hither and yon prepared for two hours of music, mayhem, and merriment of the odd-kind!
08-09
19:00
1.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony Mistress Asalah al-Hina Private event
08-09
19:30
1.0 Amphitheater Lanea verch Kerrigan at the Ampitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Lanea will perform her original translations, original pieces, and early period favorites. Bring something to sit on to enjoy the show on the green! Show contains adult-themed content.
08-09
20:00
0.75 Bog U (E24) Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8 pm - 8:45 pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.
08-09
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Pennsic Dance Staff Balls are fun, but what if you miss your favorite dance because you took too long getting ice cream after dinner? Come to open dancing, and request it! (Period dances, please, during official hours.) Musicians! We are happy to have you join the open band tonight. "Pennsic Pile" compilations will be available.
08-09
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Mistress Marian and Friends Bardic Concert! Pennsic Performing Arts Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Ealdormere has spent more than a decade travelling to all corners of our Current Middle Ages. Join her on the pilgrim's road as she shares a lively bardic retrospective of her travels. Everyone is welcome; bring friends and show them why the bardic arts are truly the lifeblood of our Society. And be prepared to take Marian's bardic enthusiasm home with you!
08-09
23:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Tech and Lighting Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-10
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
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1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
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4.0 Fort Youth Armored Castle Battle Lord Sven Scenarios will be run in the Gate, Tower, and Sally Port. Muster is 8:00 am at Youth Combat area. Previous attendance at the Youth List this Pennsic is required.
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8.0 Great Hall Arts and Sciences War Point Mistress Anastasiia Kyrilovna Ivanova Artisans from the combatant Kingdoms display their work. Pennsic attendees may view and vote for their choice(s) to determine two War Points.
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4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.0 Rapier List 4 Étude 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Lord Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude*1 (first week) is more linear; *Étude 2 (second week) adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
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2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Morning Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
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2.0 AEthelmearc Royal Encampment (N04) Known World Chatelaines Meeting THL Rois Ofayh Please join the Chatelaines of the Known World for a meeting to discuss trends, topics and issues relevant to all Chatelaines in the SCA. Refreshments will be provided.
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1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Young adults will learn the art of Commedia Dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week.
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6.0 Archery Pennsic Archery Champions Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Pennsic Archery Champions where the best from the East, Middle and Ealdormere will compete against the Known World.
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8.0 Artisan's Row A Lacemaking Mistress Gisela Szabo Come see and experience the grace and beauty of lace in all its forms: bobbin lace, needle lace, teneriffe, reticella and more.
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8.0 Artisan's Row B Leatherwork Mistress Gisela Szabo Leatherworking techniques explored.
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1.0 A&S 1 How to Teach in the SCA Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad I teach professionally in the mundane world (college) and have noticed that there is a strong overlap between effective education in my professional life and my hobby life. In this class I will talk about the methodologies used in the professional sphere that lend themselves well to the SCA and how they may be applied. This class can be applied to any art or science as I will be talking about general teaching techniques (pedagogy). This class is ideal for those wishing to share their knowledge within the SCA but are unsure how best to do it. Also welcome are other fellow professional educators to share their knowledge.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heraldry for Scribes Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun A discussion of heraldry and the language of the blazon for scribes to render arms properly. We will look at basic heraldic terminology and how to read a blazon to be able to render a proper emblazon.
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2.0 A&S 3 Viking Civil Engineering: Theory and Practicum Mistress Ragnveig Snorradottir A survey of large-scale archaeological features in the Viking Age landscape of Scandinavian-controlled areas. First hour is lecture; learn about evidence for metrology, and construction of defensive barriers, canals, bridges, and fortifications. Second hour is hands-on, with surveying exercise on laying out a scale version of a circular fortress.
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2.0 A&S 4 Intermediate Glass Beads Mistress Adelicia of Cumbria Intermediate techniques in glass beads: twists, presses, and other techniques. Must be familiar with torch and handling glass. Bring your own torch or we can provide. More torches will mean more fun. We can talk about issues and explore solutions. Youth may attend but must meet experience requirements.
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1.5 A&S 4 A New Way to Wire Weave: Anglo-Saxon Interweave Mistress Serafina Alamanni This will be a discussion of a historical wire weaving pattern and its differences from the Baltic area examples often called "Viking" wire weaving. We will be discussing the archaeological evidence for its construction and use. Ten kits will be available for $5 on a first-come basis for interested participants to practice the method and take home the materials to finish a chain. Observers are welcome. The Baltic method, commonly known in the SCA as "Viking" wire weaving, will be discussed but not directly taught.
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1.0 A&S 5 Bread Roundtable Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel Bread bakers and would-be bakers, come join a discussion of what you have been making. Share your successes and get suggestions and advice. Bring recipes to share.
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1.0 A&S 6 The Knitted Purses of Sion Lady Tola knitýr Learn about the 14th-century knit purses found in Sion, Switzerland.
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1.0 A&S 7 Cheese Selection: Green, New, Old and Others Lady Hrosvitha von Celle Ever read a recipe that calls for "Green Cheese" and have no idea what they are talking about? This class will go over common terms found in recipes used to describe cheeses and what would be a good selection. We will also discuss the different results of using different cheeses in recipes. Samples of a redacted dish using different types of cheeses will be available for tasting. Bring your questions and let's figure it out! Class will focus on European recipes.
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1.0 A&S 8 What the Irish Ate Baron Charles O'Connor What was eaten in traditional Gaelic Ireland, based on historical accounts (to include the "Annals"), Brehon law tracts, bardic tales, and archaeology.
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1.5 A&S 11 Aphrodisiacs and Other Edible Delights Lady Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo Finger foods and other edible delights, particularly ones that are camp-friendly or no-kitchen-needed. Period and locale-based aphrodisiacs. Italian and European Renaissance drinks and morsels designed to entice, to please, to enhance. This class will focus on recipes that are perfect for making prior to an event and bringing along with minimal fuss or that can be easily kept at food-safe temperatures. There will be samples and a pamphlet of recipes. Due to sexual topics that may come up, this class is recommended for those 16 and older.
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1.0 A&S 12 Youth Coordinators: Tips and Tricks Lady Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa Learn different ways to help youth be a part of our society, and discuss ways Youth Officers can help outside the classroom!
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2.0 A&S 13 Landed Baronesses and Barons: A Roundtable Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid For Baronies - and any group considering going Barony - there exist roles which are covered by no handbook, training is often minimal, and there are no deputies allowed. Landed Barons and Baronesses are as different as the groups they represent and, while we in the East have House Runnymede, which consists of all current Landed Barons and Baronesses, we may be uncommon in that regard. Come with your traditions, perceptions, expectations, ideas and an open mind, to consider how others might see or do the job themselves. This isn't limited to current territorials; former and potential Baronesses and Barons; all are welcome!
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1.0 A&S 14 Medieval Surgery 103 Baroness Colette du Pre' A demonstration of period cataract removal on bovine eyes. Not for the squeamish. Part 3 of a three-part series.
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2.0 Dance Tent Children's Ball THL Wilhelm All dancing is fun...but never more so than when it is a party! Come join us for music, refreshments and dance!
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3.0 Green List Known World Baronial Rapier Champions' Tourney Master Maximilian der Zauberer A day to celebrate the Baronial Rapier Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 46 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial adult and youth rapier champions. Set-up is at 9. Tentative schedule is Adults - 9:30-11:30 am; Youth - 11:30 to 12 pm.
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own; class limited to 10 looms.
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3.0 Rapier List 3 Youth Rapier Activities Master Anton du Marais All authorized youth fighters are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Each day will have different rapier-oriented games and lessons.
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3.0 Red List Known World Baronial Rapier Champions' Tourney Master Maximilian der Zauberer A day to celebrate the Baronial Rapier Champions of the Known World. Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring their chairs and portable pavilions to help us choose the Pennsic 46 Baronial Champions' champion. Open to all Baronial adult and youth rapier champions. Set-up is at 9. Tentative schedule is Adults - 9:30-11:30 am; Youth - 11:30 to 12 pm.
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2.0 University-Battlefield Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.
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1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Interpreting Cantigas on Your Own Mistress Amelie d'Anjou The Cantigas de Santa Maria are a well-known music source, but can you read the original notation yourself? Yes! By learning just a bit of medieval notation, you can check current transcriptions or even do your own! Why? Because some of the current versions out there are arguably wrong, and because it's fun. [cantigas #100, 166, 1, 340, 77]
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Italic Calligraphy Mistress Liadhain Learn the basics of Italic calligraphy
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1.0 Amphitheater Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 6-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
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2.0 A&S 5 Early Irish Roundtable Lady Grainne ingen Lugdach Bring your favorite resources, projects, ideas, and questions, and meet with others who share your interest in early Irish history and culture!
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1.5 A&S 6 Intermediate Netting for Hairnets THL Jehanette de Provins Take your existing netting skills further in this hands-on class, learn to net in the round, and learn the common period increase.
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1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
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1.0 A&S 8 Tate Eboshi; Japanese Formal Headgear THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie I have been making some kinds of eboshi hats for years, but during my recent trip to Japan I visited the last remaining workshop in Japan where tate eboshi are still made entirely by hand by an 85-year-old master and his 37-year-old apprentice. I've been guessing about things, and now I know the facts from these traditional craftsmen. There are 30 steps to the making of tate eboshi, and they involve things like antique paper, rice paste, fermented persimmon juice, hot irons, and cashew lacquer. If you are interested in Japanese formal wear, or hats of any kind, you will be interested in this class.
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1.0 A&S 9 Ravished by God: The Female Poet Saints of India. Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn An introduction to the Bhakti poetry of Mirabai, Lal Ded and others. Come hear the longing and passion of Indian poets in love with the Divine.
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1.0 A&S 10 Seeþing Sope: Or, How to Boil Medieval Soap THL Elska á Fjárfelli Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
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1.0 A&S 12 Learn to Knit! Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne Want to learn to knit? In this class, we will learn to cast on, garter stitch, and how to bind off. Geared for youth participants.
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1.0 A&S 15 Courtesan Persona Roundtable Lady Fortune St Keyne Are you a courtesan? Do you want to be? We'll discuss the joys and pitfalls of the vocation as relates to our SCA life, and share resources. If you've ever wished for a persona support group, here it is.
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1.0 A&S 16 Beginning Vocal Technique Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful Whether you are singing, reading aloud, or trying to be heard on the field, you need to know how to use your voice right. This class will cover the basics of breathing and sound production for both speaking and singing. Participants will work both in groups and individually to practice good breath control and projection. Time permitting, we can apply the principles to pieces they know or want to try. (YouthU, recommended for age 10-13)
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2.0 A&S 19 Build a Crossbow for 25 Bucks Zeus Simeoni If you bring 25 bucks, you can walk out with a crossbow that you made with hand tools and a drill. This is an actual crossbow for use on the range. It will be ugly, but you can make it pretty or change it later now that you know how this works.
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Drafting and Distaff Morwenna O Hurlihie How you treat your fiber will change what type of yarn you end up with. Come experiment with a distaff and discover how silly modern spinners are for not using one. Try out cards vs combs and see the different preparations they make. Try different drafting methods and see how yarns behave differently. Attendees should know how to spin. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
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2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Sadō Okeiko: Practice the Art of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". This is a multi-part workshop intended for beginners who wish to learn how to participate in tea gatherings. Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at: http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source.
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1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go THL Louis Xavier de Navarre A basic introduction to the Japanese game of Go.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Binding: Make a Book in Under 1 Hour Kay of Wynterset Come make two books in no time at all using the ancient stab binding method of Japan. There is no handout, as we will focus on the craft rather than the history, but a card with reference sites will be available. Supplies are limited to 6.
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1.0 Main Battlefield Allied Champions Battle (Heavy) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle with Unlimited Resurrection Setup: (see diagram) Time Limit: 1 hour Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1
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1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this nine-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may pick up a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, Thursday, 8/10 (time and place to be determined).
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2.0 Rapier List 1 Known World Rapier Cadet Tournament THL Don Po Silvertop the Rogue Come join rapier combatants from across the Known World in the second annual Cadet Tournament. This tournament will be open to those who are sponsored by a person who has a rapier peerage or kingdom’s high award for rapier. This includes the Order of Defense, Order of the White Scarf, Order of the Bronze Ring, Order of the Golden Rapier, The Dragon's Steel, The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer, The Order of the Queen's Blade, The Meridian Order of the Blade, or equivalent award. A person may sponsor more than one entrant. Sponsors will be required to sign in their cadet or send a letter of entrance. If you need a sponsor, we will find one for you. This will be a traditional double elimination tournament. Each bout shall be fought to a single kill. Double kills will be re-fought one time. On the second double kill, “Dead is dead!” The finals will be fought best two out of three. All bouts shall be fought with default Pennsic rules.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
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2.0 Æthelmearc 1 A Hand a Day: Gilded Letters Mistress Alicia Langland Want your calligraphy to really shine? Your letters will when you gild them! Chrysography, the art of writing letters in gold, was used in manuscripts from the eighth century on. This advanced class requires experience using dip pens. All materials provided.
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2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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1.5 A&S 1 Braiding Hair Lady Kassir NiDeoraine Let's learn, practice to braid two strand braids, three strand braids and four strand braids. Practice on yourself or bring a partner.
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1.0 A&S 2 How to Be a Local Herald Lord Eleazar ha-Levi So you were just elected -- or just got stuck -- as herald for your group. What do you do now? I've been a group herald for some twenty years. I've documented names, helped design arms, and watched them go through the registration process. I got to shout at events and in libraries (during demos, of course) and helped with a couple of baronial and royal courts. I did the "intros" for fighters, and I worked on my shire's order of precedence. And I'll tell you how to do all that and keep reasonably (?) sane in the process.
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1.0 A&S 3 On Divers Colors: An Overview of Theophilus Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun We will spend an hour with Theophilus, looking through his instructions in mixing period pigments to create the various tones of figures and their settings. We will compare period colors with their modern gouache “equivalents” so that any scribe can create scrolls using period color theory. We will also spend some time looking at figure drawing, both period and modern.
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1.0 A&S 4 Early Period Anglo-Saxon and Irish Glass Beads Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This class will provide information and resources about early period Anglo-Saxon and Irish glass beads. The class will discuss the bead typologies created by archaeologists categorizing and classifying these beads, information which will allow artisans to accurately recreate these beads. A discussion about the social meaning and significance of these beads in their societies will be provided to further contextualize these beads and to help people wishing to wear beads that are historically appropriate to their persona. While this is not a hands-on class, the instructors are happy to work with attendees to arrange a time when we may help with technique and reconstruction efforts.
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1.0 A&S 7 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
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1.0 A&S 8 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
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1.0 A&S 10 Clean Clothes Make the Man! THL Elska á Fjárfelli Period recipes and techniques to clean fabrics of all manner of stains using alkalines, acids, soaps and other period ingredients. A follow-up of the "Seething Sope" from the previous hour as black sope is traditionally often used as a laundry soap. If time permits, we will make laundry soap balls to take in order to help clean clothes in your own camp!
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1.0 A&S 12 Dracula Lady Rowena Macara A discussion on the real man and his atrocities. We'll talk about Dracula's youth, reign, military conflicts, and mystery surrounding his death and grave.
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1.0 A&S 13 Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met Lady Mariot Carllein The Metropolitan Museum has interesting embroideries not displayed to the public, but I was able to photograph some, including a few reverse sides. These items and fragments often have interesting differences from those the public sees, and can be analyzed in detail. Since the Met does not allow copies of the photos to be given out, the handout will include some charts I've made of them instead.
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Research for the Non-Researcher Master Galefridus Peregrinus How to begin a research project, with an introduction to easily available paper and web resources. The teacher is an academic research librarian. We'll talk about free web-based tools, useful apps, and when it might be worth a trip to brick-and-mortar research centers.
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1.0 Dance Tent Dances for Demos Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl A set of simple dances suitable for engaging the audience at demos.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Let's Play Ortiz Tenors Mistress Amelie d'Anjou We'll practice our improv skills by jamming on a few of the tenors or ground bass lines in Diego Ortiz's treatise on viol playing (he calls them recercadas). Any instruments welcome, but be prepared to improvise. Probable tenors include passamezzo antico, passamezzo moderno, and folia. If you would like to look at the music ahead, go to IMSLP and search for Diego Ortiz. (Recercadas primera, secunda, and quarta or ottava sobre tenores Italianos - we'll do our own top lines) The treatise is Trattado de Glosas from 1553, also on IMSLP. (Recercadas are at the end.)
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1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo: cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
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1.5 A&S 9 Authenticity and the Bardic Arts THL Lorelei Skye Can you tell if something sounds period, is period, or not? What are audience expectations and perceptions for a work to "sound period"? Do the Bardic Arts provide an authentic experience? How closely are SCA bards creating original works in period styles - deliberate or not? To be discussed and demonstrated: Authenticity within the bardic arts; historical to "common era" music and oration styles; bards in history compared to current SCA iterations, the changing role of "filk" and derivative works; finding source material; selecting works for one's venue/audience in social, concert, and A&S settings; creating an entertaining authentic experience. Primary focus on "Western" music and oration styles. Includes listening to examples from period, about period, that could have happened in period, and SCA culture and traditions.
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1.5 A&S 2 Intro to Conflict Checking Armory Mistress Marie de Blois This class will cover the basics of conflict checking. We'll talk about the types of charge groups and how to identify them. We'll talk about some approaches to conflict checking, and how to define the possible set of conflicts by working backwards from the Rules. By the end of this class, you should have an idea how to break a piece of armory into charge groups and how to find and evaluate possible items that a submission could conflict with.
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1.0 A&S 3 Leather Stitching for Construction and Decoration Master Æiric ørvender Learn the types and styles of stitching used in leather construction and how to use stitching as a decorative element.
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1.0 A&S 5 Christians of the Silk Road Master Alan Fairfax From Jerusalem to Beijing, "Nestorian" Christians were a small but influential minority in Persia, China, India, and the Mongol Empire for most of our period. Though largely ignored by Europeans, this independent church has a fascinating history, amazing stories, and a hidden impact on the history we learned. Handout includes images and quotes that can't be Googled.
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1.0 A&S 6 Wine in the Middle Ages eliezer Good news: In Wine in the Middle Ages, a meticulous scholar, Hyam Soloveitchik, packed an enormous amount of trustworthy information about medieval wine culture in Europe. Bad news: It is in Hebrew. Good news: I plan to bring translations of several of the most intoxicating parts.
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1.0 A&S 7 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
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1.0 A&S 8 Very Basic Naalbinding THL Ibrahim al-Rashid Introduction to naalbinding for those with no prior experience. Naalbinding is a craft which creates a stretchy fabric by using a large sewing needle and yarn. This predates knitting and is found in a variety of medieval cultures. I will demonstrate a simple naalbinding stitch (Oslo stitch) and discuss the basic techniques.
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3.0 A&S 12 SCA History Roundtable Mistress Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir This roundtable will give those interested in documenting the history of the SCA and individual groups a place to come together to discuss ideals for preserving the history of our Society, Kingdoms, local branches and other groups within the SCA.
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1.0 A&S 13 Yes, Virginia, You Can Build a Yurt Alchamar Mor Taraid If you're reading this, you probably already know what a yurt is: round, Mongolian-based tents that have no poles, guy lines, and no corners. But in addition to being 18 different shades of groovy, they cost a fair penny to buy. What if I told you that you could trade a bunch of the cash outlay for elbow grease instead? It's true, and I invite you to join the class to see how it's done. We'll touch on tools, materials, and techniques, using advanced technical terms like "... and remember, don't bleed on the saw". With a decade-and-a-half of yurt-building experience, I'll be your instructor and comic relief. I'm charming, talented, and incredibly handsome. And humble. But seriously, c'mon down, we'll have some fun expanding our list of Things We Can Do.
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1.0 Bog U (E24) Scottish Traditionals: Post-Period but Rocking Mistress Rosalind Jehanne Scottish Traditionals are mostly post-period, but such great tunes!
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3.0 Fort Crusaders vs. Saracens Battle Baroness Beatrix Krieger Deus Vult! Crusaders, take up arms against the armies of Mohammad, and take back the glorious Holy Land from heathens once and for all! Saracens, Turks, and Mamluks! Invaders threaten your borders and will bring with them death and destruction if not crushed! This heavy weapons battle is a reenactment of the Crusades in the Levant, and the battles, warriors, and cultures of both the Christian forces, and the Muslim armies. The scenarios intend to recreate the battles throughout the period of the Crusades in the Middle East. Participants are required to only use arms and armor from the time period of 1096-1291. An effort should be made to appear in period clothing, shoes, armor, and other attire. Only weapons traceable to 1096-1291 are permitted, and are subject to approval. This includes swords (by preference they should have cross guards), maces, axes, daggers, spear (6- or 9-feet long), thrown weapons, archery, siege, etc. Permitted shields: round, kite, and heaters. Any styles that can be historically documented from the period are also permitted. Period armor and helms from the period are preferred, or an effort to appear within the respective time period of the Crusades. Feel free to bring your banners and pennants for pageantry. While period appearance are preferred, all are welcome to support the fighters, and watch the battle!
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Murder Ballad Sing-Along Lady Kateryn Draper Discussion of ballads in period, the sub-genre of murder ballads, and performance of ballads in an SCA setting. We will also be singing ballads.
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2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
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12:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 6/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your rhythm repertoire with those played in 6/8. Moroccan and Persian 6/8 and others are covered, with variations. Beginners welcome.
08-10
12:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Crumhorn Appreciation Society Master Aaron Drummond An hour of crumhorn playing! All soft wind cap instruments (cornemuses, kelhorns, etc.) are welcome. Repertoire will be determined by the level of the attendees. Some instruments will be available to borrow for those with prior recorder experience.
08-10
12:30
2.0 Rapier List 2 Blood of Heroes Master Tora Taka Five competitors, each with a specific weapons form, battle against other teams of five in two-minute rounds to score points by placing the "dog skull" on their opponents' stake.
08-10
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Flourishes Master Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza Practice adding flourish to your scribal work using only ink. A variety of periods and styles will be covered.
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13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is a discussion of the nature of period pigments and problems/solutions mixing them with binders and using them to illuminate. This class is discussion but a studio practicum is being offered at the same time. Please feel free to bring your own brushes and preferred paper but I will have brushes and some pre-printed blanks on card stock and some scrap perg to play with. Handout on CD, optional. Sample palettes $20, optional and limited quantities.
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13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational commedia dell'arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand-new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Shōjin-ryōri: Dining for the Japanese Clergy Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir An introduction to the food and and food culture of Buddhist monasteries. The monastic day, regulations for cooks, meal planning, and meal etiquette.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Exchequer 101 THL Bojei Temur Were you told, “Just put expense A on line 15 – it’s easy!”? Have you ever been confused by SCA financial reports? Would you like to understand them? This is a short explanation of SCA rules and accounting with a brief "how to" demo. Fulfills training requirement for Midrealm.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 4 Beaded Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Students will learn how to make modern jewelry from an ancient technique. Students will make a beaded bracelet to take home. It is recommended to bring your own magnification if needed. Teacher will have magnifying lights for use.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make a St. Birgitta Coif THL Sarai Tindall Make a simple linen coif appropriate for all classes of women from the 13th-15th centuries. Recommended: knowledge of basic hand-sewing.
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13:00
1.5 A&S 6 Beginning Hairnets THL Jehanette de Provins A hands-on introduction to creation of 13th/14th-century knotted hairnets. You will learn cast-on, the basic knot, and an increase.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that have nothing to do with the cooking.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Irish Language 101 Líadán Liathain Basic introduction to the Irish language (modern, sorry, not ancient). Learn pronunciation and grammar rules, pronouns and vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and tell someone where you are from, how to count and tell time, how to ask and answer simple questions, and how to politely say a few phrases like "please" and "thank you".
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13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Adapting Non-English Material to English Master Efenwealt Wystle There are so many excellent songs and poems from our period that are overlooked in the SCA simply because the audience or the performer does not speak the language in which the piece was originally written. Literal translations often fall short of evoking the same emotion of the original piece because they do not use the same rhyme scheme or meter. We will discuss various ways to adapt material for an English speaking audience that help to preserve the feeling of the original while still conveying the same message. Instructor will provide examples of his own work. Students are encouraged to bring examples of their own to share and discuss.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Making Your First Beer Lord Malcolm Mor Are you curious about how beer is made? Do you want to know enough to start making it yourself? Then this is the class for you! Malcolm will walk you through the brewing process by explaining how to turn water, malt, hops, and yeast into something for you and your friends to enjoy. You will learn about mashing, lautering, boiling, fermenting, conditioning and a bit of beer history in a relaxed, friendly setting. Extract, partial mash, and all grain concepts will be explained, along with essential terms and concepts.
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 14 Kiev and Post-Kiev Russ and Mongols: 13-15 C. Igor of Northshield More than 200 years of troubled relations between Eastern Europe and Mongols, full of bloody wars and uneasy and unexpected alliances. The depiction of these complex relations pass through several stages in historiography and have been highly politicized. What, indeed, do we know about this period?
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13:00
2.0 A&S 16 Beaded Daisy Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a daisy in the style of beaded flowers of 15th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
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13:00
2.0 A&S 19 Charitable Giving and the SCA Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Work with a Retirement and Estates Specialist to review your retirement and brokerage accounts so that you can continue to contribute to the SCA now and in the future. We will review the various types of accounts and investments and how they can be used to benefit the SCA once you pass on. We will also review what you can and cannot do as well as how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
08-10
13:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) Melodic Music Realizations on Basse Danse Tenors Master Albrecht Catsprey Melodic Realizations is a lecture and applied class on the methods to write melodic divisions above a 15th-century basse danse tenor line. A solid knowledge of basic theory is required. Bring instruments as we will play some of the monstrosities we come up with.
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13:00
2.0 Chez D'Argent (W16) Paper Making THL Padraig Muadhan We will discuss the history of paper making, from its start in China to its spread into Europe, as well as become familiar with processing raw materials. Students will make sheets of hand-made paper in class.
08-10
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent F Is for Fun Cascarde Mistress Alina of Foxwood This class covers two cascarde, Fiamma d’Amore and Florido Giglio, from Caroso, Il Ballarino (1581). Fiamma, an adorable flirty dance, is a great introduction to cascarde, being short and repetitive, but containing many common step sequences. A good warm up for Florido, which has many fun and interesting figures and works well as both a fun social dance and a showy performance piece.
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13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Social Theory of Commedia dell’Arte Tristan le Chanticler Stylized, as morality plays were, but wholly secular and quotidian, commedia follows a single social perspective that defines everything on stage: all roles, conventions, motion, and plot. Before the invention of characters in the modern sense, and before the fourth wall was raised, commedia used roles representing social segments to mock the nouveau riche and the limits of their authority over their children, their servants, and the loose cannons of the newly-risen middle class, and thereby revealed our common underlying humanity and shared struggles in urban life.
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13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card-Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Warp a loom and weave a small strap or trim piece. Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a narrow strip. Classroom loaner looms available or bring your own. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
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13:00
2.0 Rapier List 4 Early-Period Cut-and-Thrust Tourney THL Philipp Reimer vonWolfenbüttel This C&T tourney is intended for mid-16th-century and earlier fencing styles. All weapons will be approved by the MiC, but the standard is a maximum blade length of 39" with minimal hilts that allow for side and/or finger rings only. Arming swords, longswords, messers, and early side swords welcome. Shields cannot be larger than 16" and may not be strapped. Points-based scoring, after-blow, and active marshaling will be in effect.
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13:00
3.0 West Battlefield Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tournament Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn Sign-in table opens at 12:00 pm. Roses, Diamonds, Edelweiss, etc., are welcome to be a part of the tourney as are all sitting Queens and Princesses, both Heirs and Territorials who are not yet members of the Orders. Each Rose will sponsor one unbelted heavy fighter and one Non-MOD\White Scarf (or WS equivalent) duellist. We have chosen to include the WS\Ogre\etc. in with the MOD for this year and possibly next. Please contact me if you have any further questions on the topic. The tourney will be run in a Bedford points-style to maximize the number of bouts for the fighters. The tourney will be run to Atlantian/Eastern standards.
08-10
13:30
1.5 Barony of Stonemarche (N33) Double-Faced Tablet Weaving: Letters and Designs Lady Anastasia of the Oaks Demonstration of how to tablet weave letters and custom designs onto a band. Each student is encouraged to try their hand at it on my loom. Should have previous card weaving experience.
08-10
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-10
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Playtime with Period Pigments Baroness Sajah bint-Habushun This is an hour to sit and play with period pigments. I will have my extensive palette, brushes, pergamenata and Bristol board, plus some pre-printed designs on card stock for those who wish to see what it is all about, and try using the “real thing.” I will be glad to field questions as we paint. Handout on CD, optional. Sample palettes, $20 each, limited quantities, optional.
08-10
14:00
0.5 A&S 1 Two Capon and a Lentil Recipe from the Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas A capon cooked in good rich rich broth with quartered onions, a piece of prosciutto ham, a pinch of lard, and minced parsley. A capon browned in lard then boiled with good broth with prunes, cherries, garlic cloves, and stalks of fennel, toasted bread crumbs soaked in sour grape juice, spices, pounded herbs in oil. A lentil dish with raisins, toasted bread crumbs soaked in red wine and a small amount of vinegar, honey, ground true cinnamon, and pepper.
08-10
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 How to be a Submissions Herald THL Fiora Valori This class goes over the duties and requirements for being a Kingdom's Heraldic Submissions Herald. Learn what administrative skills it takes, how to effectively communicate with submitters and what kind of time commitment such an office requires. Please note that requirements for the office of Submissions Herald may vary from Kingdom to Kingdom.
08-10
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 Basic Ka-Kha-Ga-Gha Lord Maraha Kahanikar Written forms, pronunciations, and usage of Devanagari script used by Hindi and other North Indian languages. While the focus of this class is on Hindi usage, the characters and pronunciation are nearly identical for others. There will be examples in Hindi and basic documentation. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-10
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 14th-Century Decorative Hair Pins Baroness Collette de Valois Learn to make 14th-century decorative brass hairpins. First 10 in class will get materials to make 1 hairpin. If you want to bring your own materials, bring one piece of 8" long, 12- or 13-gauge brass wire, one piece of 36" long 26-gauge brass wire, and a needle-nose pliers.
08-10
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Leading a Performance Troupe in the SCA Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia Join a panel to hear the ins and outs of running a troupe in the SCA : commedia, choral, theatre and more.
08-10
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class; you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-10
14:00
2.0 A&S 13 The History of Prostitution Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period. Age 18+.
08-10
14:00
1.5 A&S 14 Slavery in Viking Culture Lord Snaebjorn inn Danski A class discussing slavery in Viking cultures, how it was started in myth, as well as the laws and devices used in the slave trade. Recreation of items from the time may be available for use as examples. First session of this class will be held as an "in persona" discussion.
08-10
14:00
1.0 A&S 15 Lokasenna: What We Learn When Loki Shouts at Gods Sarah Barringer By doing a close reading of the Norse poem, Lokasenna, we will talk about Loki and the other gods' characteristics and personalities.
08-10
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Dance Ariana de Gallo Sellenger's Round, Gathering Peascods and others as time permits and per number of students
08-10
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Intermediate Middle Eastern Drumming: 7/8 and 10/8 Lord Madog Barfog Add to your drumming repertoire: Learn rhythms played in 7/8 and 10/8. Samai, Curcuna, Laz, and variations are covered. Beginners welcome.
08-10
14:30
2.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
08-10
15:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Left-Handed Calligraphy THL Padraig O'Branduibh An introduction to the tools, techniques, and challenges for any left-handed calligrapher. Materials provided.
08-10
15:00
3.0 AEthelmearc Royal (N04) Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour Countess Alexandra Join us for the 15th Annual Knowne World Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour! This is not a tea, ladies :-)! All current and former royal consorts including Principality Princesses and Viscountesses are welcome! You can leave your retainers at the door for this fun meeting of our little "support group" where we'll laugh, joke and catch up! This is a must-attend for all Royal Ladies past and present.
08-10
15:00
1.5 A&S 1 Kiev Russ Before Mongols: New Look Igor of Northshield Survey of the Kiev Russ history without popular myths through some sources, newer academic studies and material culture. The history of early period of Kiev Russ was highly politicized as early as the 17th century. To get through layers of popular myths, misconceptions and "historic propaganda" we will look on some archaeological and historical findings, some newer academic studies and available material culture.
08-10
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Lord Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Wood Block Carving for Print Making Lord Gregor Reinhardt von Holstein Learn the basics of wood block carving for print making, see carved wood blocks and prints, and try your hand at carving techniques. Students will be able to learn basic transfer and carving techniques. Please note that carving tools are sharp and this course may not be appropriate for younger students.
08-10
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Lady Slany bean Uillic You have been teleported to 1600 and you are tasting chocolate for the first time. Come learn all the fascinating facts about this new delight!
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15:00
2.0 A&S 6 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Late Period on a Budget Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have?
08-10
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 4:Get Your Chocolate Out of My PB Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 4: AUGH! Get Your Chocolate Out of My Peanut Butter: There are lots of different flavors of bardic out there. In general, they’re all wonderful and should be able to co-exist peacefully. Sadly, this does not always seem to be the case. There has been friction between those more focused on social bardic or the current Middle Ages and those fonder of the documentable to period or more A&S-centric works. How can we arrange peace talks? Confirmed Panelists: Mistress Tyzes Sofia (Zsof), Master Efenwealt Wystle.
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2.0 A&S 11 Flemish Bow String Making Lord Archer Bear Horseman of Rckbr Build your own Flemish string for your recurve or long bow.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Patterning and Making Padded 14th-Century Armour THL Sarai Tindall Class will include examples of different types of padded armour and a how-to description on patterning and making your own padded armour.
08-10
15:00
1.5 A&S 15 Pregnancy and Midwifery in the Norse World Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Pregnancy and midwifery in the Norse world: the hjelpekone (helping woman) was a critical member of society, and it was she who would magically, as well as physically, help the mother bring forth a healthy child. She would provide advice during pregnancy so that the child would be healthy, and also during early infancy. She could recognize magical attacks and deal with them.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 19 Beyond Thunderdome Lord Andreiko Eferiev The combatants clash, the marshals watch, the heralds cry, and the populace cheers. Tournaments in the SCA involve a lot of moving parts. Come step behind the M.O.L. table and see how the people working behind the scenes coordinate the who-fights-whom in some of our grandest spectacles. This class is for anyone who wants to know more about how tournaments work, from combatants who want a competitive edge, to members of the populace who just want a good view of the fighting.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Lyric-Writing Workshop Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful This workshop is for gentles working on new songs (or poems) seeking feedback and critique on their work in progress. We'll discuss scansion, tone, word choice, clarity, and anything else the author wants to talk about. Expect to spend 10-15 minutes on each piece. If you have a long work, we may not be able to work on more than a portion of the piece. Bring paper and pencils or pens for notes.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Dance Tent Reconsidering the Basic Dance Repertoire THL Henry of Maldon Our basic repertoire of early European dances can tend to be determined by inertia, and by things that beginners have taught to beginners. This class will be about alternatives that might yield a better understanding of early dance, and perhaps even some alternatives that might be more accessible and practical. The format will be dance teaching/practice interspersed with lecture/discussion on the whys and wherefores of the dances. This class is intended for all skill levels from beginner to expert.
08-10
15:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work.
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15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Students bring in 3 to 5 minutes of performance and receive individual work and feedback.
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15:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 The Lady Rapier Community Tournament Baroness Brighíd MacCumhal This tournament was once hosted by the Lady Rapier Community, and is now being hosted again by the same group! Bring your best fighting game to this tournament. There will be an opening challenge round, then a round robin with lots of fighting, and then a finals to determine the winner!
08-10
15:00
3.0 South Battlefield Empire of the Sun Battle THL Ryouko'jin of Iron Skies Japanese tournament and battle.
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15:00
2.0 Tengusanji (E19 Willow Point) 6th Annual Known World Courtesan Social Celestina Bellechose An informal "meet 'n' greet", open to anyone interested in courtesan history from around the world or playing a courtesan-type persona.
08-10
15:00
2.0 West Battlefield Dwarves vs. Giants Master Cariadoc This is a series of combats and melées between fighters five and a half feet and under and fighters six and a quarter feet and over.
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15:00
2.0 White Wolf and Phoenix (120) Tablet Weavers' Tea Master Herveus d'Ormonde A social gathering for tablet weavers of all levels to show off current work, see projects from other people, and schmooze.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat Afternoon Session Lord Sven Sparring instructions and melées for youth combatants, ages 6-17. Under 12 must be with responsible individual.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 3 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr THL Griffin de Willingeham Third year! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-10
16:00
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Amulets Mistress Keely the Tinker Demonstration of sculptural techniques to make amphora and juglet amulets, Byzantine-stamped amulets, Thor’s hammers and Phoenician head beads. Not a hands-on course. Designed for intermediate to advanced level bead makers. Will demonstrate how to make each bead and discuss the history of each type of amulet.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Examines examples of extant pieces and images, and the many ways cross stitch was used, alone and with other stitches, plus a brief look at long-armed cross and reversible cross stitch. SCA myths about cross stitch will be debunked. Some photos show pieces not available to the public.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Hand-Sewing Eyelets Lady Grazia Morgano Take your garb up a notch! Metal grommets don't have the look, and they result in less-durable clothing. Come learn how to use an awl and needle to hand-sew your own eyelets.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Chronicling 101 Master Filipo de Sancto Martino Chronicling is awesome! Give your area a voice. Maestro Filipo de Sancto Martino is a former two-time William Blackfox award winner and a former Æthelmearc Kingdom Chronicler. He brings his experience in newspaper and tomfoolery to help you have a great time and make an awesome newsletter. He will teach the basics.
08-10
16:00
1.5 A&S 12 Experimental Mead-Making (3): Oak Trial Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh This class covers the use French, American, and Hungarian oak cubes in making mead. There will be samples of two pyment recipes made from each oak type. There will be two pyment recipes made with grapes grown in the Midwest (Marechal Foch and Noiret) and honey. Each type of mead was aged with three different types of oak cubes: French, American, and Hungarian oak. Different toast levels were used between the two types of pyment. Age 21+.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 14 Landsknecht Discussion Roundtable Lord Ehrenfried Schertenleib Roundtable discussion on Landsknecht persona, garb, and equipment.
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16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-10
16:00
1.0 Fort Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-10
16:00
1.5 Orluk Oasis (W10) Atlantian Madrasa Social Atesh A social meeting for Atlantians interested in period arts and culture of the Middle/Near East. Get to know your FB friends! We’ll enjoy light refreshments in the shade and chat about our cool projects, garb, or discuss future plans! Under the red and black Bedouin tent by the Bab Al-Waha (Orluk Oasis gate).
08-10
16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Two-Handed Tournament Lady Serafina Della Torre Combatants in this tournament use two-handed axes.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Improvised Storytelling Master Ruaidhri an Cu Have you ever been asked to tell a story but the person before you in the circle just told the only one you know? Have you ever forgotten your tale in the midst of telling? Well, worry no more! This class will focus on the development of quick thinking and creative story composition.
08-10
17:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) Tetrachord and Ukulele Meet-Up Lady Hugoline the Delicate Bring your instrument and copies of your favorite period, or period-inspired songs to share! All skill levels are welcome to attend this meet-up and music-sharing workshop. We will learn, play, share, sing, and celebrate our love of music together. All attendees will leave with chords, lyrics, and experience playing at least three songs that would be appropriate to share at a bardic circle.
08-10
17:00
2.0 North Battlefield Battlefield Set-Up Master Scheduler Ever wonder how the Battlefield is magically set-up prior to each War Point? Be part of the action! Volunteers are needed to set-up the Battlefield. Come out and be part of the magic; be a Hay Bale Hero!
08-10
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Storytelling Academy Student Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The student performance of Minerva’s Spindle's Storytelling nine-day academy from Minerva’s Spindle. During the academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world.
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17:30
4.0 Great Hall Ealdormere Pennsic Court Princess Tangwystl Caterina D'Courci Ealdormere Pennsic Court, Great Hall, Thursday, August 10, at 5:30 pm
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18:00
3.0 Ansteorra Royal Encampment (N06) Ansteorra Chili Night Queen Sonja Ryzaja Stop by and enjoy the hospitality of the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
08-10
18:00
0.5 Dance Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Pre-Performance Warm-Ups Pennsic Performing Arts (Closed Rehearsal) 6 pm: Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.
08-10
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Recorder players from across the Known World join together to share their love for this medieval instrument and period music in concert. Join us for our second Pennsic appearance!
08-10
18:30
2.0 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Concert Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-10
18:30
4.0 Fort Vigil Master Scheduler Vigil in East-side turret.
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18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Show time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm. The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children's Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music.
08-10
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia World Premiere at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Bring a chair to enjoy this performance on the green. Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
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19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; must have adult escort.
08-10
19:00
1.5 Bog U (E24) West African Percussion (Djembe, Dunun) Daniel History, tradition, and context for beginners on up in the art of West African percussion. Daniel has studied and performed djembe and dunun for over two decades, having had the opportunity to learn from and perform with some of the best players from Guinea, Mali, Senegal and other countries in West Africa. He was once given the name Tegebuson by Abdoul Doumbia which means "whip-hand." He will show you proper technique, demonstrate various rhythms, and get you playing accessible, fun rhythms. If you have questions about drum-building or what to do about a broken, rope-tuned hand drum, he can answer those as well.
08-10
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: The Taste of Tea Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-10
19:00
0.5 Middle Eastern Tent War Drums of India Ali Al-Azim A demonstration of two different drumming styles that accompanied warriors of ancient India.
08-10
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Night with the Knights Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope We invite members of the Chivalry from all Kingdoms to get into armor and come to the youth list! You can give our young fighters the benefit of your expertise. Sparring between adults and youth will be allowed under these special training conditions. All weapons, calibration, and conventions will be as per Youth Combat rules. Knights: Please arrive armored. Parents/guardians are advised that allowing your child to participate shall be understood as permission for this type of training. Sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
08-10
20:00
3.0 Great Hall Middle Kingdom Royal Court Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck Middle Kingdom Royal Court.
08-10
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts "Saints and Sinners" - Nutmegs & Ginger brings you new songs as well as old favorites from sacred to bawdy. Join us to celebrate the best and worst of humankind! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-10
21:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Lord Joshua MacDonald The annual party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time.
08-10
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Italian Shenanigans Ball Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir 15th- and 16th-century Italian dances can be beautiful and complicated. They don't have to be! Bring your enthusiasm, and don't worry about the rest. Dance steps will be reviewed, but no one will be grading your footwork. (Dancers with great footwork also welcome and encouraged to attend!)
08-10
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts The humor and excitement of improvised 16th-century Italian commedia dell' arte brought to you by teachers and experienced actors coming together at Pennsic from across the Known World! Celebrating our 4th year! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-11
07:45
1.25 Dance Tent Yoga for Dancers, Fighters, or Pretty Much Anyone Baroness Nadezda ze Zastrizl Yoga to help us through the rigors of war--regardless of our activities. Please bring a mat or towel and dress for modesty. Children may attend with a parent/guardian if they both participate.
08-11
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Coffee with Friends of Dr Bob and Bill Lord Badger Bagbane Morning open meeting for those in recovery.
08-11
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-11
09:00
6.0 Archery Populace Archery War Point Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Populace Archery War Point will consist of 3 challenging shoots: a clout (100 yards), soldier shoot, and castle window (timed). Come and score points for your kingdom. Sundays populace shoot 11 am to 5 pm, Monday 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday 11 am to 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm
08-11
09:00
3.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Break Down Pennsic Dance Staff Please come and help us break down the dance floor. This is an amazing resource that lets us dance all throughout War safely and happily. There's a job for every person who can come. We are generally done by noonish, so this will not take up your whole day. Thank you!
08-11
09:00
1.5 Fort Wall-Breach Battle (Heavy Weapons) Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Format: Timed Battle – Unlimited Resurrection Setup: Broken wall with towers flanking center breach creating a choke point. 3 flags top middle and lower. Towers cannot be entered, considers sealed off (can contain marshals), See Diagram for additional details Time Limit: 60 minutes Number of Run Throughs: 1 War Points: 1 Marshals Required: Middle, East and Aethelmearc must provide at least 8 marshals each in addition to their Earl Marshal to start the battle. Notes:  Combat Archery is allowed; CA cannot fire over hay bales  No fighting over hay bales  Siege Engines must be a minimum of 50’ from the wall; Siege may fire over hay bales
08-11
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Contrafacta: Yes, Filking is Period Lady Melanie de la Tour Musica Contrafacta means reworked or recycled music. In French, it is contrefait, which is the root of our word counterfeit. In other words, you make new music by copying a popular tune, to which you set new lyrics. A contrafactum (Latin singular; contrafacta is plural) is a period filk. Lady Melanie de la Tour will discuss the history and impact of contrafacta/filks, and gives some tips on how to write them. Active participation is encouraged.
08-11
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT Class: Test and Final Questions Lady Serafina Della Torre Thrown Weapons written exam. MIT 1&2 required.
08-11
09:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Beginning Loud Band Master Remus Fletcher If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms, rauschpfeiffen and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.
08-11
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Producing Commedia for Modern Audiences THL Niccolò Bartolazzi Aka: Why your commedia isn't entirely period and why it shouldn't be! Sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte requires updating to perform for a twenty-first-century audience, even in the Society. A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into producing a commedia play today including staging for non-Scadian audiences. Useful for both the commedia player as well as knowledgeable onlookers.
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Espalier: Growing Apple Trees in Confined Spaces Master Cionaodh mac Cosgraigh This class will cover the practice of training apple trees (and other fruit trees) to grown on trellis systems. Includes medieval and modern practices for growing fruit trees in confined spaces while maximizing fruit production and quality.
08-11
10:00
1.0 Bog University Ballads: Stories in Song Lady Melanie de la Tour This class focuses on the ballad as a folksong tradition rather than the ballade, which is a standardized form in French poetry and music. By the 14th century, ballads were popular story-telling songs with a chorus or refrain. For most of the Middle Ages, they were transmitted orally, but many of our extant ballads are known from 16th-century broadsides. Lady Melanie de la Tour will discuss the history and development of ballads, and gives some tips on how to write them. Active participation is encouraged.
08-11
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have three wonderful new teachers this year, enabling us to offer this class more times!
08-11
10:30
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshal's Closing Meeting Lady Serafina Della Torre Meeting for all Known World Thrown Weapons Marshals followed by range tear-down.
08-11
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Engineering for a Mobile Theater Troupe Lord Manus MacDhai So you have a troupe that goes to events and wants to present plays but you need to be able to have a stage setup that is transportable and relatively quick to set up and take down. This class is a presentation of how the Commedia troupe I Firenzi handles those things, including an adjustable backdrop curtain, footlights (for playing in the dark), announcement signboards, etc.
08-11
11:00
1.5 A&S 9 Sonnets in the Italian Form Mistress Dorigen of the Grey Gate An overview of the Italian (Petrarchan) sonnet, followed by an attempt to write one.
08-11
11:00
2.0 Bog U (E24) Beginning Glass Bead-Making Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin Following a brief overview of the history of early period glass beads and a demonstration of the reproduction of a period bead using modern tools, attendees over 18 years of age will have the opportunity to make their own bead. (Those under 18 can watch.) Time permitting, we can work on more advanced techniques. Those wishing to make beads should wear long sleeves, natural fibers and closed-toed shoes.
08-11
11:00
1.5 Fort Strongholds (Rapier) Battle Master Scheduler TENTATIVE: Size of Field/Location: Whole field Number of haybales needed: Typical number necessary to set a flag x5 Deployment points/lines: Attacking side will deploy from south end of field. Defending side will deploy in a line, in-line with the southernmost flag. The side that is behind in war points will be able to decide whether they will attack or defend first. In the event of a tie, a coin flip will determine the side with priority in this battle.  Direction of deployment: N-S  Resurrection points/lines: Attacker will res from line at southernmost field boundary, defenders from a point on the south side of the gravel road, in front of the fort gate. The attacker will be able to res from progressively closer points as those points are captured. The points must be captured in order from S-->N Number and type of flags: 5 flags, pulley type - Flags must be captured from south to north in order. Flags are arrayed in a zig-zag line from S to N, with diminishing distance between flags as they go North. For example, there would be 150’ between the southernmost flag and the next, and then 100’ between that flag and the next, etc. As each flag is captured, it becomes the new res point for the attacking army and cannot be recaptured. Resurrection/Non-resurrection: Res Limited/Unlimited: Unlimited for both sides, until 10 minutes elapse or victory conditions are met. If at the end of 10 minutes, the attacker has not captured the northernmost flag, the battle will continue with unlimited res for the attacker and NO RES for the defender until the northernmost flag - is captured by the attacker or the defending army has been entirely wiped out. Victory Condition: Timed. The attacking side that captures the northernmost flag (not the defending res-point) the fastest, over all iterations, will win. For each iteration, at the end of 10 minutes if the northernmost flag is not captured, a hold will be called. The clock will be paused, and the marshals will announce the switch to sudden-death. All defenders that are currently dead and on their way to res may continue to the res point and wait there for the lay-on. From this point forward, defenders will no longer res. Marshals will un-pause the clocks when the lay-on is called. The side with the shortest overall time for capturing the northernmost flag after all iterations will receive the war point. Hold specifics: All holds will be general and will stop the clock. Number of marshals needed:10 marshals provided by each principal kingdom (Mid, East, and Aethelmearc) for a total of 30 marshals. Timing  Overall time for scenario: ~1:10  Number of iterations: 6, up to 10 minutes each, plus possible “sudden death.” The side with the fewer war points on Thursday evening will decided if they want to be attackers or defenders first. Side A will attack for the first three iterations, then side B will attack for the 4-6th iterations.  Time between iterations: 5 minutes  Time check window(s): N/A Point allocation  One point will be awarded. The side that has had the shortest overall time for capturing the northernmost flag wins the point.  War Points: 1
08-11
11:30
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Tear-Down Lady Serafina Della Torre Please join us in tearing down the Thrown Weapons range.
08-11
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Incorporating SCA Dance in Commedia Scenarios Lady Avelina del Dolce Have you ever wondered how Commedia dell'Arte influenced other performing arts of the Renaissance? Caroso, an Italian dance master, and other artisans alluded to Commedia dell'Arte. Learn how to enhance commedia performances with the art of dance. This class will include a workshop opportunity, so students should be familiar with the basics of commedia characters.
08-11
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose.
08-11
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-11
12:30
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symp 5: These R Not the Bards UR Looking 4 Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Day 5: These Are Not the Bards You’re Looking For, Move Along: Some bardic circles are built around specific, over-arching themes: family friendly, bawdy, enchanted ground, etc. Are there ways, other than the Old Jedi Mind Trick, to clue new arrivals in on what sort of circle they’ve arrived at? How do we handle things when someone powerfully breaks the theme (ie, the kids are all awake and this guy is starting in on the Moose Song)? Confirmed Panelists: THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh, Baroness Morgan Wolfsinger. Wrapping Up: What can we improve? What’s missing? What classes do we want to see taught that aren’t? What topics do we want to discuss? How can we make the bardic arts and its class tracks even better? Host, Presenter: Provost, Master Cerian Cantwr.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Amphitheater Juggling Practice Lord William Kilmaron Come together to meet with other performers and swap tricks, including ball, club, ring, diablo, flower sticks, and more. Part of the Fool's School.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Mead-ieval Drinking Songs Mistress Rosalind Jehanne Come learn some alcoholic songs, from 11th-C students to Elizabethan, and maybe a few SCA authors as well. Handouts will be available at no charge.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Youth Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-11
13:30
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving.
08-11
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Making Commedia Happen in the SCA: A Roundtable THL Sophia the Orange Come hear from commedia veterans about what worked and what didn’t in an organized discussion covering recruiting and keeping a troupe together, costuming and masks, writing scenarios, finding documentation, participating in A&S fairs, working with event staff for performance space, and where in the world to start.
08-11
14:00
1.0 Bog U (E24) Writing Tools: Reeds and Quills Master Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza The principles of making pens from fibrous tubes do not change much through history. Learn how! Bring your own knife. Safe knife handling is a requirement. Do NOT cut reeds from the lake!
08-11
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 47 Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players are seeking actors for Pennsic 47. A noble family, war, unearthly forces and death are sturdy pillars of late-period tragic theater. What if Homer's "The Iliad" had been adapted by an Elizabethan playwright? "Hector of Troy" is an attempt to accomplish such, with mortals speaking in prose, gods conversing in iambic pentameter; honor, betrayals and misfortunes. And death. From the pen of R.S. Mandel, known in the Society as Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari. Come audition to take part in this! Audition materials will be provided.
08-11
15:00
1.0 Great Hall Closing Ceremonies (Alternate for Rain) Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck In the event of rain, the Closing Ceremonies will be held in the Great Hall at 3:00 pm.
08-11
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a copper letter amulet.
08-11
16:00
1.0 Denys The Decadent (Denys the Decadent's Camp EO8) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent We welcome all in AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, etc., who are in any 12-step program to the 4:00 pm daily meeting at EO8 Denys The Decadent's Camp.
08-11
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Theater Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see a culmination of Youth Theater classes displaying these students' hard work and creativity.
08-11
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The final product of the hard work and dedication of the Youth Commedia students of Pennsic War 46. Enjoy the crazy antics of your favorite characters and children, while meeting some new characters and the rising popular faces of commedia. (Youth commedia open rehearsals: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
08-11
19:30
4.5 A&S 9 Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Backstage Overflow Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use; KWP Performance: Backstage Overflow.
08-11
19:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: The Merry Wives of Windsor Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Known World Players as they bring Shakespeare's classic comedy featuring some of his most memorable characters. Falstaff sets out to seduce two wives of the town. How will they respond? How will their husbands respond? It is about love, seduction, jealousy, revenge, with hilarious and a great resolution. Curtain will go up at 8:00 pm on Friday, August 8th. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-11
20:00
0.75 Bog U (E24) Family Stories in the Bog Lord Jacob the Wanderer 8 pm - 8:45 pm: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; youth must have adult escort.

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