When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Songwriting to Tell a Story Lord Drake Oranwood Principles and guidelines for constructing tight, compelling, original, SCA-appropriate songs that capture (and hold) an audience. The focus is on lyrics, song and story structure. How is writing a good lyric different from writing a good poem? Create a singable story that is entertaining, engaging, and will hold the attention of a SCAdian audience, who enjoy period material, but still prefer a song that runs 5 minutes or under.
08-02
11:00
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.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Archery Atlantian St Sebastian's Shoot Master Seamus McRay A novelty archery shoot for the masses. This is the 10th and final annual Pennsic shoot that will be held at the Archery Range.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth it Be: Auditions Sir Midair MacCormaic Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?" Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-05
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be Sir Midair MacCormaic Welcome to "Whose Line Doth It Be?", the improv comedy show where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the audition at 4 pm. Rated PG-13.
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel in the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
07-29
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
07-29
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; children must have adult escort.
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Basic Coinmaking I: Making a Metal Punch Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Tutorial and hands-on application of making metal punches for coin making. Includes annealing the steel, shaping the punch, hardening and tempering the steel. Please wear closed-toed shoes and limit loose clothing if possible. There will be FIRE! Bring jeweler's files if you have them. (Some will be on hand.)
07-30
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Decorative and Functional Edges and Seams Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn to use a 15th-century technique for making decorative edges and seams using needle lace and fingerloop braids based on the Lengberg finds. Students will learn a basic needle lace stitch and create a common 5-loop fingerloop braid, and will learn and practice creating decorative edges and/or seams that can be used on headwear and undergarments.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
07-30
11:00
1.5 A&S 7 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
07-30
13:00
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!
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Catalina De Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun Lady Hermina De Pagan The thrilling life story of a Spanish woman who ran away from a convent to live as a man and eventually received a Papal dispensation to continue.
07-30
16:00
2.0 A&S 4 Basic Jewelry-Making, or, How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics of design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
07-30
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 9000 Years of Edged Weapons Einar the Mad A display and discussion of the history, fabrication and development of edged weapons including many original examples from the Neolithic, through the Bronze Age, into the Iron Age and Middle Ages of SCA period, on into later eras and present. See which designs have lasted longest or have repeated. Photos and video welcome, limited hands on permitted.
07-30
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
07-31
08:00
2.0 University Point (University) Pennsic au Naturel... Ecosystems in Period Thl Juliane Bechaumpe No, not that definition. Cooper's Lake is rich in ecosystems that reflect the folklore, beliefs and science of our period. This is a walking tour that explores some of these examples. Along the way, we'll also explore how using a natural system as context can enhance our research of almost any topic. Includes random thoughts regarding birding by eyes and ears, what Hildegarde Von Bingen thought foxes were good for, and why Shakespeare's plays read like Peterson Field Guides. Also, perhaps much discussion on why Elizabethans were afraid of the woods after dark. Please wear clothes, a good head covering and sensible shoes. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy Thl Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders. The class will take the Big Three of Venice, Florence, and Rome, and go on to more obscure gems.
07-31
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.
07-31
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 History of Japanese Archery Master Godai Katsunaga Historical look at archery in Japan primarily focusing on the use of the bow and arrow in warfare. Class will be a historical discussion and lecture about archery as well as have reproduction arrows, quiver and modern bows for the class to handle.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Oval Market Basket (Part 1, The Base) Thl Sara Bayley Make-and-take basket weaving class taught in three parts. In part 1 ($6), we will build the base of the basket. In part 2 ($8), we will be adding spokes and weaving the sides. In part 3 ($6), we will be weaving the rim and adding a handle. Please plan to take the classes in order. Total for all three classes is $20.
07-31
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Hidden Treasures: Counted Work Rarely Seen 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. The handout includes charts that I've made of several fragments. (Most of this class has been done in prior years as "Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met".)
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 11 Basic Coinmaking II: Preparing the Die Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Continuation of Part I: Preparing the die face, tutorial, and hands-on application. Sanding, smoothing, and polishing the die face, laying out the design on the coin face. Materials limited, but spectators welcome!
07-31
11:00
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.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 The History of Blacksmithing in the Middle Ages Lord Brandr Aronsson An historical look at the history of blacksmithing from the earliest forms to late period.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 18 Sock School 1: Round and Round and Round Lady Thea de Nes Open to all knitters who already knit and purl and now need to learn how easy it is to knit in the round on double-pointed needles. Bring your own needles (wood or bamboo, sets of 5) and yarn in a favorite color (wool preferred but a soft acrylic will do, 300 yards or more). Use worsted weight yarn with US 4 or 5 (3.5-3.75 mm) needles, or a bulkier yarn with US 6 (4 mm) needles. Do not bring yarn that is fine or dark-colored for this; you need to see what you are doing.
07-31
12:00
2.0 A&S 7 Runes: The Elder & Anglo-Saxon/Frisian Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the earliest identifiable runic inscriptions to their decline, the Elder and the Anglo-Saxon/Frisian were the commonly used characters in epigraphic inscriptions. We will look at rune origins and meanings, use in trade and identifying goods, codes and cyphers, magic, regional variations, and the bracteate tradition, as well as other venues.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Surveying Material Culture from Written Inventory Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina This class will explore the Last Will and Testament of Kale Pakouriane, a Byzantine patrikia (noblewoman) and her impressive inventory of clothing, jewelry, and household goods, within the dispersion of bequests to a variety of beneficiaries. Beneficiaries included her mother, sisters, manumitted slaves, and other household staff. We will re-live her marriage, life, closet, and wealth from her written will, and reconstructed garments will be displayed.
07-31
12:00
3.0 A&S 10 Oval Market Basket (Part 2, Spokes and Sides) Thl Sara Bayley Make-and-take basket weaving class taught in three parts. In part 1 ($6), we will build the base of the basket. In part 2 ($8), we will be adding spokes and weaving the sides. In part 3 ($6), we will be weaving the rim and adding a handle. Please plan to take the classes in order. Total for all three classes is $20.
07-31
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Aztec Illumination Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid How was illumination used in Mesoamerica in period? Come learn about different codices!
07-31
12:00
2.0 A&S 15 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 documentation. Students may learn to transliterate their names. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
07-31
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
07-31
13:00
4.0 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 previously, we will have to ask you not to participate if turnout is large.
07-31
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 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.
07-31
16:00
2.0 A&S 10 Oval Market Basket (Part 3, Rim and Handle) Thl Sara Bayley Make-and-take basket weaving class taught in three parts. In part 1 ($6), we will build the base of the basket. In part 2 ($8), we will be adding spokes and weaving the sides. In part 3 ($6), we will be weaving the rim and adding a handle. Please plan to take the classes in order. Total for all three classes is $20.
07-31
16:00
1.0 RS1 Volunteering and You Lady Mairi of Kilravock Are you suffering from Helium-Hand Syndrome? Want to volunteer but don't know where to start? Worried about burning yourself out? Look no further! This class covers the Hows and Whys, the advantages, pitfalls and rewards of volunteering, without sacrificing your health along the way.
07-31
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer 7 pm nightly: Stories and fables for children. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Plagues of Europe: Really, There Was More Than One Master Alanus of Bunghea Measles, small pox, bubonic plague and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the affected population physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically. This class focuses on the origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and long term impact on the affected populations. When early man lived in relatively isolated groups, contact between individuals was infrequent and short-lived diseases (for either the disease or the host) were not able to spread by direct contact or through intermediaries such as rats, mosquitoes, etc. As people began to live closer together in towns, later in cities, and when lack of sanitation became more of a threat to health, transmission of diseases became easier and more common. Resistant individuals lived and the less-resistant died, thus selectively increasing resistance in the population as a whole. The gradually declining death toll seen in recurrences of a particular plague was due to an increase in resistance within the population due to several factors. Modern medical investigations indicate that the same genetic makeup that allowed some people to survive or avoid bubonic plague are the same genetic makeup that allows some people be HIV positive and not develop AIDS.
08-01
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Roman Rag Doll Make-and-Take Hawisia de Groote Make and take a Roman rag doll based on an extant item in the collection of the British Museum. Kit provided at no cost to make and clothe one doll per participant. Accessibility: needles will be pre-threaded, and dolls can be made completely by hand from scratch or from a pre-sewn body that only needs stuffing. Kit will contain no animal products/fibers. Participants are welcome to drop in and out during the class period. No cost.
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Silk Flowers from Thread: Passementerie Thl Roxelana Bramante Hands-on construction of 3-dimensional flowers using thread (embroidery floss), velum, and wire. Low Countries 15th-16th century. Several Besloten Hofje shrines are intact and are comprised of tiny flowers: petals cut from velum and wrapped in thread, supported by wire. Create your own flowers to use as decoration or accessories (though you probably won't be able to complete one in class).
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 Cables for Intermediate Knitters Lady Mór Cille Caindigh This class will open the door to the basic principals of cable knitting, including how to read cabling patterns. We will have a chance to practice by starting a simple head band which you can finish at your leisure. I hope this class will entice you to look for ways to integrate cables in your future knitting projects.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Justinian’s Plague and The Great Mortality Baroness Slany bean Uillic Come learn about flagellants, fleas, *tarbagans+, plague saints, and what Empress Theodora did with her three orifices.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-01
10:00
1.5 RS1 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness Pesha the Gypsy Want a Gypsy persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-01
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Ahmed Nesim-i and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-01
12:00
2.0 A&S 2 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the late Vendel period through medieval times (and actually in some regions of northern Norway and Sweden into the 20th century), Younger Futhark runes were pretty much cut-down versions derived from the Elder Futhark. We will look at the many variations not only in individual futharks, but regional variants in individual characters, rune names and meanings, pagan and Christian rune magic, mercantile usage, quickie notes scratched on slips of wood (Viking period Post-Its(R)), memorial stones, codes and cyphers, "handwriting" variants, and lots more.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Adjusting Cotehardies for Fuller Figures Mistress Alamanda de la Roca Do you like the look of the cotehardie/GFD, but think you can’t pull it off with your figure? Need some tips to make your cotes look great? Come discuss tricks to make the cotehardie look wonderful on fuller-figured folks, ways to hide “problem areas”, and what to do with weight gain or loss. Although the class will focus on fuller figures, all body types are welcome!
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 17 Favors and Tokens Lord Jacob the Wanderer A discussion on the meaning of favors and tokens and their uses within the SCA.
08-01
12:00
1.5 A&S 19 Medieval Food for Newcomers Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya We'll talk about medieval food, how it is different from and similar to modern food; includes spices, and some accessible resources, both books and on the internet (and a reminder that not everything on the internet is true, even on the website of someone in the SCA). We'll also make two or three simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients that aren't too different from some familiar dishes.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Bog U Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-01
13:00
1.5 A&S 5 Heraldry Design Basics Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig What better way to get your device submission in shape for Herald's Point than by learning about heraldry design basics? This class will include an introduction to device design based on the SCA rules of Heraldry. Some one-on-one assistance will be provided.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Brandr Forge (#75) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson Come join us for a basic blacksmithing demo and some hands on practice. Learn how to bend metal to your will. Brandr Aronsson will be making an "S"hook as part the demonstration and will be providing instruction and some hands on experience.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Lady Margaret Lad An introduction to the structure, etiquette, and protocols of the SCA.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 17 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Period cross stitch could be different in unexpected ways. We'll examine photos of extant pieces and period images. Cross stitch was sometimes done and/or used in ways strange to the modern eye, both alone and with other stitches. Also: 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
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-01
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; children must have adult escort.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Basic Coinmaking III: Punching and Striking Thl Gieffrei de Toesni Tutorial and hands-on application in punching die face and striking a pewter coin, using punches made in Part I to impress the design in the die face from Part II. End goal is to strike a completed coin as a capstone to the class series. Must have materials from first two classes, but spectators are welcome.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Three Cage Distaffs: Naked and Dressed Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa The cage distaff, dressed with both wool and flax, can be seen in late-period images. These images appear quite often in use with 16th-century spinning wheels. Variations of this form have survived until modern times in Europe. We will look at three different methods for creating a cage for a spinning wheel or waist distaff. Time permitting, wool dressing will be demonstrated. One construction method uses green woodworking. While this class is lecture only, the handout will contain instructions for making your own distaff three ways.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-02
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Ahmed Nesim-i and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Soap in a Bottle! DIY Hard Soap for Soapballs, &c. Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Use a 2-liter soda bottle to safely make small amounts of cold process olive oil and 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.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 18 Sock School 2: You’re Such a Heel Lady Thea de Nes Continued from Sock School 1 or join us if you already know how to knit in the round and have knit a tube 40 stitches around and 2-4 inches long with supplies listed in Sock School 1. We will work through the complete heel and be back to knitting in the round for the foot of the sock. Really…it’s easier than you have been told.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Blood from the Clouds: Marvelous Rains Lady Ursula Mortimer The Ancients observed rains of blood, of frogs, of fish, which continue even unto the present day under Elizabeth, Regina. Once a cause for superstitious terror, these rains are now understood as part of the Prime Mover’s ineffable plan, a necessary part of the World Machine. We will calm your fears and explain these phenomena with the tools of natural philosophy.
08-02
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 How to Write and Tell a Great Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said Great stories have common threads, whether they are books, movies or stories. We'll discuss the principles of Myth used to create masterful stories that are dramatic, entertaining and psychologically true. This is a look at how storytellers can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives.
08-02
12:00
2.0 Bog U Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-02
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 19 Getting Involved at Events & with Your Local Group Lady Margaret Lad You've been to a few events, but are looking to become more than a spectator. Here are some tips and tricks to getting more involved and staying busy.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 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.
08-02
15:00
1.5 A&S 14 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs, (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated. CD may be available.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-02
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; children must have adult escort.
08-03
07:00
3.5 Chirurgeons' Point (Corner of St. Lawrence Way and Brewer's Rd.) 7th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 7 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome, and participants may join for as much or as little distance as desired. Wearing medieval-style tunics and presenting as medieval an appearance as is practicable is encouraged.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Creation of the Venetian Carnevale Mask Lady Isabetta Orsini We will be creating Venetian Carnevale masks from molds based on period masks created ahead of time by the instructor. Due to limited materials, only 5 students will be able to go home with a mask from the class.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Modern Media & the SCA: Making Them Work Together Thl Arias Beltran del Valle Reaching people who are interested in the SCA can be difficult; reaching a large number at once even more so. In this class, Æthelmearc Media Liaison and broadcast journalist THL Arias Beltran del Valle discusses how to reach out to modern media and share activities and events with them, while also adhering to Society media policies. Includes what to do (and not to do!) when the media arrives at an event. Included in the discussion will be suggestions on how to make an event more interesting to news outlets. We'll touch on rights given to the reporters and to participants. We'll also discuss who should be involved in preparations for meeting the media at an event, and how to present the best face for your group!
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel on the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-03
10:00
2.0 RS1 Viking Navigation and the Sunstone Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are being verified by archaeological evidence. The class will present early navigational aids based on discussions with two of the experts in this field: Soren Thirslund's research on the "Viking Compass" at the Danish National Maritime Museum, and Leif Karlsen's "Secrets of the Viking Navigators" and our own research. The published works of Thirslund and Karlsen are available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. We provide hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
08-03
10:00
2.0 University-Battlefield Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman Usta The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Ahmed Nesim-i and played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Vegetarian and Veganism in the Middle Ages Lord Edmund Forster Discussion about accounts of vegetarian and veganism in the Middle Ages across the Known World. Ideas to accommodate veg*ns at feasts discussed, too. There will possibly be samples to try and recipes to take home.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 A Receipt from Paré: A Period Plaster Master Michael Graham Learn about the instructor's experiment in creating a wound plaster (adhesive) as written in Ambroise Parés Works.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Odin and the Case of a Thousand Names Sarah Barringer Soldier, mystic, poet, king. In Norse mythology, Odin bears a thousand names and a thousand faces. But who did the Norse think he was?
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Structure of Elizabethan Tragedy Lady Ursula Mortimer Elizabethan tragedy was a high point of dramatic art. But what made a tragedy a tragedy? Come discover the elements these great plays have in common. We will analyze the five-act structure of 16th-century English drama and consider how it relates to the movement of the plots of several plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 13 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.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel on the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 15 Pennsic Radio Base-Station Training Mistress cori Do you have a voice for radio? Yes? Then we want you! This is the training for running the main radio base-station for the Pennsic Watch. Learn the technical aspects of operating a radio dispatch base-station and how the Pennsic communication center functions as well as the protocols we follow that keep us operating within FCC guidelines. This will include hands-on airtime on a secondary channel in the Pennsic radio system. Then, volunteer for a couple of shifts as radio operator. Come have fun while keeping Pennsic organized and safe.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 SCA 101 Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Newcomers: Learn about the history and structure of the Society for Creative Anachronism. How did the SCA begin? What is a Laurel? How many kingdoms are there? Find out the answers to these and many other questions newcomers often ask. Free handout; open to all ages.
08-03
12:00
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.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 How Thor Solves an Argument Sarah Barringer Without Odin’s charisma and Loki’s wit, Thor resorts to his fists. Yet he is the most approachable and friendly of the family of the Norse gods.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 9 Songwriting to Tell a Story Lord Drake Oranwood Principles and guidelines for constructing tight, compelling, original, SCA-appropriate songs that capture (and hold) an audience. The focus is on lyrics, song and story structure. How is writing a good lyric different from writing a good poem? Create a singable story that is entertaining, engaging, and will hold the attention of a SCAdian audience, who enjoy period material, but still prefer a song that runs 5 minutes or under.
08-03
14:00
2.0 A&S 3 Defense against Dark Rhetoric Tristan le Chanticler A guided discussion of the practical evil of the use of rhetorical fallacies which undermine fairness and ethical deliberation in private affairs and public policy development. The class will include a taxonomy (a framework for identifying and grouping) the kinds of sly lies with which we are daily beset and, by implication, ethical antidotes.
08-03
17:00
4.0 University-Battlefield Janissary Band Performance at Opening Ceremonies Master Osman Usta The Janissary Band will gather to perform their repertoire.
08-03
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-03
18:00
1.5 Shire of Owlsherst (N13) Vegans and Vegetarians of the SCA: A Meet-Up Lord Edmund Forster Support and discussion on how to play in the SCA with no or limited use of animal products. Share your tips and tricks for arts and sciences, camping, as well as for sitting feast. Learn how others do it. This gathering is a potluck, so please feel free to bring food or beverages to share. Please be ready to answer questions about any ingredients in your food. Seating will be limited, so please consider bringing a chair.
08-03
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; children must have adult escort.
08-04
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Closed Rehearsal Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Parés Works: An Overview Master Michael Graham The instructor, using a facsimile text of the English translation of Ambroise Parés Oeuvres, will discuss the significance of the work.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Shoemaking Master Seamus We will discuss the tools, materials and techniques of medieval shoemaking. We'll talk about modern vs historical tool versions, source material, leather and thread choices as well as lasts. Our primary original source will be #99 from "Shoes and Pattens."
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Sex and Gender in the German Reformation Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword What's the difference between a whore and a prostitute? What was the view on homosexuality? Is divorce a thing? Could a woman lead/fight in the army? What were the views on gender roles? Class will take on social roles and options based on gender and status, charges of impotence, the brothels, cross-dressing, and other more taboo subjects of the German Reformation. Adult topics; 18 and above or 16-17 with adult.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Twisted Mistress Anthoinette de Martel We spin fiber, ply it and twist it to create usable string products. Learn a 3-ply twist method to be used for fancy trim, twine, rope, or fish line. Several methods will be presented, some with documentation and some based on practical experience. A variety of fibers will be available for use.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Entertainment for the people, by the people! Find out what a bardic circle is, etiquette, where to find material, and how to participate. We won't actually be performing, but we will play a game to give you an idea of how to join in a bardic circle. If you'd like to try it for real, there's the Runestone Bardic Circle (Pennsic's Least Intimidating!) at 2 pm at Runestone Hill, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use!
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 18 Sock School 3: Tippy Toes Lady Thea de Nes We’ll explore various toe styles, and finish knitting the sock. Then you can start the second one, unless you have brought two sets of needles and have been working on both socks at the same time.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 19 Known World Chatelaines Meeting Baroness Rois O faye Join chatelaines from around the Known World as we share ideas and stories on being the best chatelaines we can be! This meeting is open to all local, regional and Kingdom chatelaines, as well as anyone interested in learning what's involved in being a chatelaine in the SCA.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Discovery of the Mary Rose Lady Hermina De Pagan We will look at the sinking and rediscovery of the Mary Rose, the Flagship of King Henry VIII's fleet.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Structure of Elizabethan Comedy Lady Ursula Mortimer It’s not all dirty jokes and men dressed as women dressed as men. Discover the common elements of comedy in Shakespeare’s day. We will analyze the structure of 16th-century English comic plots by Shakespeare, Jonson, and others.
08-04
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 17 Hidden Treasures: Counted Work Rarely Seen 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. The handout includes charts that I've made of several fragments. (Most of this class has been done in prior years as "Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met".)
08-04
13:00
3.0 A&S 19 Newcomers' Social Baroness Rois O faye All are welcome to attend the Newcomers' Social. Meet people. Get questions answered. Have a snack! The social will be staffed by chatelaines from throughout the Known World. If this is your first Pennsic, or you're new to the SCA, this meeting is for you.
08-04
13:00
3.75 Great Hall Pennsic 48 Arts and Sciences Display Lady Adele Lochlane Bring your completed items, works-in-progress, research, and discussion material so that you may share, inspire, and enrich our Society. See what others in your field are working on, discover a new passion, make new contacts, and most importantly, have fun! 11:30 am: Artisans may set up their entries. 1 pm – 5 pm: the Display is open to the public. 5 pm – 5:30 pm: Break down displays.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 History of Hungary Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia A discussion of pre-Conquest and Conquest-era Hungarian history. Who were the Hungarians? How did they live?
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 12 Project Eurotramp: There and Back Again Dr Henry Best May-July, I will travel in Europe, paying my way as an itinerant magician and fortuneteller, working for tips on the street, dealing with unfamiliar lands and languages, but surviving for 90 days among strangers with only my art to support me. Assuming I’m not in jail in Istanbul, I will be at Pennsic to share my stories and lessons learned.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Bog U Defense against Dark Rhetoric Tristan le Chanticler A guided discussion of the practical evil of the use of rhetorical fallacies which undermine fairness and ethical deliberation in private affairs and public policy development. The class will include a taxonomy (a framework for identifying and grouping) the kinds of sly lies with which we are daily beset and, by implication, ethical antidotes.
08-04
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Runestone Bardic Circle Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Pennsic's Least Intimidating Bardic Circle. Welcome first-timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, skittish teens, and all seeking to enjoy a un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! All are welcome to explore the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels as well as anyone who may want to simply come listen and enjoy. There are no judging rubrics or documentation police, (though a few Peers have been known to sneak in, in disguise). Our only request is to keep material PG. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class on Sunday morning. It's designed to coordinate with this event as a "lab session" for those who want to try it out. Hosted by Maestra Lucia Elena Braganza, at Runestone Park.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham An explanation of the origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
08-04
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Mistress Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-04
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Mistress Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-04
16:00
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.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-04
18:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players Annual Meeting Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-04
18:00
2.0 University-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.
08-04
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; children must have adult escort.
08-05
08:00
2.0 University Point (University) Pennsic au Naturel... Ecosystems in Period Thl Juliane Bechaumpe No, not that definition. Cooper's Lake is rich in ecosystems that reflect the folklore, beliefs and science of our period. This is a walking tour that explores some of these examples. Along the way, we'll also explore how using a natural system as context can enhance our research of almost any topic. Includes random thoughts regarding birding by eyes and ears, what Hildegarde Von Bingen thought foxes were good for, and why Shakespeare's plays read like Peterson Field Guides. Also, perhaps much discussion on why Elizabethans were afraid of the woods after dark. Please wear clothes, a good head covering and sensible shoes. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen.
08-05
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Closed Rehearsal Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 2 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Metal Fabrication: Piercing, Sawing and Filing Lady Karin Jacobsdotter Learn basic metal fabrication techniques, using frame saws, drills and files, to make a small brass pendant with pierced holes.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beginner's Embroidery Lady Anna Vitalis Learn the chain and stem stitches. Kits will be provided to class size of 10 people. Ages 12+ are welcome to attend.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Pole Lathe Turning for Beginners Lord Iohn Spooner Introduction to spindle turning on a pole lathe. We will cover the basics of lathe construction and proceed to some hands-on work to familiarize you with the tools and techniques for spindle turning. This class involves moving parts, so long hair and loose clothing must be avoided. There are also sharp tools involved; minimum age is 12. Materials are limited to 8 participants; no fee.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Silk Flowers from Thread: Passementerie Thl Roxelana Bramante Hands-on construction of 3-dimensional flowers using thread (embroidery floss), velum, and wire. Low Countries 15th-16th century. Several Besloten Hofje shrines are intact and are comprised of tiny flowers: petals cut from velum and wrapped in thread, supported by wire. Create your own flowers to use as decoration or accessories (though you probably won't be able to complete one in class).
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 What Do I Wear? An Overview of Basic Garb-making Baroness Gwenllian ferch Gwilim Want to start making your own garb but aren’t sure how to measure, cut, and assemble? This class will show you how to take purchased garb or modern attire and use it to estimate size. Then we’ll walk through how to fold, cut, and sew the fabric. If you are a person who learns best by seeing it done or doing it yourself, this class is for you! We will also discuss fabric selection and embellishments as we go.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Cables for Intermediate Knitters Lady Mór Cille Caindigh This class will open the door to the basic principals of cable knitting, including how to read cabling patterns. We will have a chance to practice by starting a simple head band which you can finish at your leisure. I hope this class will entice you to look for ways to integrate cables in your future knitting projects.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 18 Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Mistress Elizabethe Alles Discuss volunteer recruitment and retention, with emphasis on how to keep volunteers happy so they will keep coming back.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Untangling Yarn Notation Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Worsted or Aren? Is 10/2 cotton the same as 10/2 linen? Gauge? Deniers? Grist? American? Canadian? Yarn Council? European? British? Japanese? What does all this mean when you are talking about fibers and how do you translate it for your project? We will discuss the various terms and measurement systems for different fibers and ways to communicate across the different systems to make sure your project comes out the way you intend.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Producing Flax/Wool Spindle Sticks on Bow Lathes Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Using a small wooden body-tensioned bow lathe with a special set of lathe centers, we'll demo turning wool/flax hand spindles with the simplest of tools. Archaeologists have studied the turning marks on a body of European wooden spindle sticks finds in use from 900-1000 CE in Europe. They found similarities to traditional Romanian and Russian spindles and their spindle-making techniques. In some of these traditional cultures, women made their own spindle sticks. The second half of this class will cover the nokking of a spindle top using the extant Coppergate spindle nok form. The Coppergate nok is particularly well-balanced and longer-lasting at the fragile top of bottom-weighted spindles. Time and class size permitting, students may be able to try instructor’s tools out themselves.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 17 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Period cross stitch could be different in unexpected ways. We'll examine photos of extant pieces and period images. Cross stitch was sometimes done and/or used in ways strange to the modern eye, both alone and with other stitches. Also: 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
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Herbed Ale: Gruit Demystified. Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli The history of Low Country gruit ale, as found in contemporary sources. Includes detailed information on ingredients and possible brewing techniques. Historic gruit ale is quite a different beer from modern herbal gruit ale. This class will explore the factual history of this exciting beer, and the dangers in research of assuming interpretations are fact.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 10 Building a Shaving Horse Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum If you are trying to make a chair, bow or barrel, a shaving horse is an essential tool. I have found over the years that horses can vary from being great to bordering on the dangerous. This class will show various examples and construction techniques that will enable you to make a solid, long-lasting bench. This class is also helpful for people who just want to build a simple camp bench.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palmistry Dr Henry Best History, theory, and practice of one of the most ancient of divinatory arts: palm reading. Learn to read the secrets of a soul, writ upon the hand for only the wise to see. This is a hands-on class where you will actually read each others' palms.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 19 Garb Hacks for Youth Lady Rowan Orr Tips to help with garbing kids and teens by three methods: simple to sew, modified mundanes, and increasing use of pieces. Open discussion follows.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Kute-uchi: Continued Japanese Hand Loop Braiding Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie This period Japanese braiding technique was "lost" to the general population as a closely-held secret until modern research "re-discovered" it. Kute-uchi is similar to other methods of loop braiding, except the loops are lined up on the hands instead of held by the fingers. This enables experienced braiders to create braids using more than ten elements, with no additional equipment. Learn advanced techniques of this period Japanese loop-manipulation braiding technique to create a round sixteen-loop braid: Maru-genji-gumi.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 4 Sealed With A... Mistress 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!
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English clothing.
08-05
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 How to Write and Tell a Great Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said Great stories have common threads, whether they are books, movies or stories. We'll discuss the principles of Myth used to create masterful stories that are dramatic, entertaining and psychologically true. This is a look at how storytellers can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum See a demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Costume of the Aztecs Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid The different styles of clothing for men and women will be addressed including differences in status among the population.
08-05
12:00
1.5 A&S 18 Taking a Belt from a Peer Mistress Elizabethe Alles A discussion about becoming a student to a peer in the SCA. The instructor will discuss the peer-dependent relationship and encourage questions and conversation from other attendees.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 19 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Bog U Roman Rag Doll Make-and-Take Hawisia de Groote Make and take a Roman rag doll based on an extant item in the collection of the British Museum. Kit provided at no cost to make and clothe one doll per participant. Accessibility: needles will be pre-threaded, and dolls can be made completely by hand from scratch or from a pre-sewn body that only needs stuffing. Kit will contain no animal products/fibers. Participants are welcome to drop in and out during the class period. No cost.
08-05
13:00
3.0 A&S 4 Bezel Setting Cabochons Lady Karin Jacobsdotter Bezel set a stone or glass cabochon using a torch and silver solder on the pendant you already fabricated or a brass blank.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 5 Heraldry Design Basics Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig What better way to get your device submission in shape for Herald's Point than by learning about heraldry design basics? This class will include an introduction to device design based on the SCA rules of Heraldry. Some one-on-one assistance will be provided.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidering Leather Shoes Lord Robert of Ferness When embroidering leather shoes, the thread goes through the thickness of the leather, not simply up and down between inside and outside, as on cloth. In northern Europe, at least, some deposits of archaeologically excavated shoes contain more embroidered shoes than non-embroidered ones. We'll look at various finds and try embroidering leather and examine my attempts at decorating shoes this way.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 19 The History of Clan Blue Feather Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and related gender and sexual minority communities and their allies. Started in 1989, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 30 years, what we're doing today, and what the future may hold.
08-05
16:00
3.0 A&S 4 Repoussé and Chasing: Making Metal Move Thl Corasande of Starrhill We will make a small pendant with repoussé and chasing. Pitch and pots, annealing metal, pickling, and patina will be discussed. Students will use the teacher's tools, although if you have your own tools and pitch pots you may bring and use them.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 An Intro to Heresy and the Ecumenical Councils Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Why did Santa slap some guy named Arius? This confusing class discusses the early church and the theology behind defining heresy. The early Ecumenical Councils will be explained, the ideas of Christian thought broken down, and the major heresies of Arianism (not to be confused with Aryanism), Nestorianism, and Monophysitism will be explained to the best of my ability in one hour.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 11 Repairing Turnshoes Lord Robert of Ferness Demonstration of some ways to get more mileage out of period turnshoes, such as replacing their soles.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Bog U Oil Lamps: Period, Easy, Inexpensive and Safe! Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oil lamps were used by all cultures throughout the SCA period. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safe oil lamps still are! Learn how to light your camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. Taught at Bog University this year; inexpensive wick, lamp kits, and free oil will be available to allow everyone to depart with a burning oil lamp.
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; children must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Bog U Oil Lamp Make-and-Take Master Bedwyr Danwyn Bring a vessel (even a clear water glass) and we will make a functioning wick and turn it into a working lamp. Free oil will be provided, and you can either purchase a wick kit or bring a cotton mop strand and green floral wire (20 gauge works best; you will need 3 strands) from Walmart to class. Inexpensive lamp kits might also be available. It is recommended that you take my Oil Lamp Class first (either this year or earlier), but it is not a requirement. Unknown if chairs will be available.
08-06
05:00
5.0 Great Hall Æthelmearc Court Baroness Angel Deth Æthelmearc Court at Pennsic.
08-06
08:00
1.5 A&S 4 Glass Cutting: Any Level Lady Moll Sotherden Want to learn how to cut glass? Know how to cut glass and wish to take your skills to the next level? Make time for this class! And wear closed-toed shoes, please. This is a rolling-style class, meaning it will not take every person 1.5 hours, but, as we have limited cutters and tools, each person will get about 10 minutes of one-on-one time to learn how to cut glass.
08-06
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Closed Rehearsal Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 A Very Abridged Art History of Ancient Greece Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Get ready for a lot of pretty pictures over the course of one hour! Each period of Ancient Greek history will be summarized: Bronze Age, Dark (Geometric) Age, Archaic Age, Classical Age, and Hellenistic Age. Pottery, frescoes, statues, clothing, architecture, and of course, writing, will be discussed. If you ever wanted to learn more about classics and didn't know where to start, this is the place.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Netherlandish Tabletop Spinning Wheel 16th C. Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo of a table top, hand-driven, flat-rimmed 16th-century spinning wheel and Picardy flyer, in two images by van Heemskerck from the Netherlands. Since no known surviving wheels from this time period have been found, recreating a wheel with the similar mechanical properties reveals what it was like to use a then-new mechanical system which not only makes twist in forming thread, but also winds the newly made thread onto a bobbin. This wheel design seems to have developed independently from the famous "first flyer" wheel from circa 1470 in southern Germany, which uses a flyer between two maidens.
08-06
09:00
1.0 University-Battlefield Katana for SCA Combat Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum This is a non-armored class to show how Japanese single sword can be used in SCA armored combat. Topics such as defense, attack, movement and proper thought will be covered.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 2 Basic Jewelry-Making, or, How to Float a Pearl Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basics of design or recreation of jewelry including closures, spacing, double/triple strands, achieving scalloping, adding extra adornments, fixing a broken item, making a floating bead necklace, dropping a knot where you want it.
08-06
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 The Snazzy Dressers of Birka Mistress Anthoinette de Martel What do the findings and scholarly examinations of the typical female Birka graves tell us of the facts, conjecture, and speculation of their clothing? How did it look, how was it made, what was it made of? If you wish to remain for the second hour, we will discuss the atypical grave, the female warrior, and share thoughts on what the grave means.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 9 Pulling the Teeth Out of Stage Fright Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza The vast majority of us experience some level of stage fright or performance anxiety, whether it's in a bardic space, or the CEO's office. We'll pin down this ugly-muggly monster, dissect some of the elements of anxiety, wrestle our most common bugaboos into the daylight, and practice some spook-busting techniques. Focused on Bardic Arts, but applicable to all performances.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Norse Blacksmith Lord Brandr Aronsson A practical look at the world of the Norse blacksmith.
08-06
11:00
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.
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 10 Brew Like a Viking: All Natural Mead Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store-bought additives, including yeast. A plethora of medieval mead recipes will be shared, and the 14th-century Curye on Inglysch recipes no. 9 and 10 will be discussed in detail. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout. Age 21+.
08-06
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.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 18 Sock School: Grad School Lady Thea de Nes Whether you have attended the rest of the classes or not, discover historical facts and conjectures, tips and tricks and fixes for “oopsies”, stretches to help keep your hands, neck and back free from the tensions of knitting, and other resources for the intrepid sock knitter.
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 2 Kumihimo on the Marudai: Getting Started Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Kumihimo braiding on the round braiding stand is faster and more traditional than braiding on a disc or plate. Learning to set up a marudai for braiding can be the biggest barrier to getting started. If you are having trouble setting up your marudai, or haven't acquired one yet and want to learn how before investing, this class is for you. Students will learn how to measure material for custom lengths, construct multi-ply bundles for smoother braiding, wind material onto traditional tama bobbins (including how to tie the special knot), and load this material onto the marudai. If time allows, you may be able to get started with a braid. Please bring your own equipment if you have it, otherwise some equipment can be provided.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
08-06
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.
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 19 Medieval Food for Newcomers Lady Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya We'll talk about medieval food, how it is different from and similar to modern food; includes spices, and some accessible resources, both books and on the internet (and a reminder that not everything on the internet is true, even on the website of someone in the SCA). We'll also make two or three simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients that aren't too different from some familiar dishes.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Bog U Research for the Non-Researcher Master Galefridus Peregrinus How to begin a research project, with an introduction to easily available paper and web resources. The teacher is an academic research librarian and will be assisted by a successful researcher with a limited academic background. We'll talk about free web-based tools, useful apps, and when it might be worth a trip to brick-and-mortar research centers.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Adjusting Cotehardies for Fuller Figures Mistress Alamanda de la Roca Do you like the look of the cotehardie/GFD, but think you can’t pull it off with your figure? Need some tips to make your cotes look great? Come discuss tricks to make the cotehardie look wonderful on fuller-figured folks, ways to hide “problem areas”, and what to do with weight gain or loss. Although the class will focus on fuller figures, all body types are welcome!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A discussion of the history of the gaming system and its origins, its migration west and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking; persona matching included. Examples to examine from throughout period and beyond will be available.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Brandr Forge (#75) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson Come join us for a basic blacksmithing demo and some hands on practice. Learn how to bend metal to your will. Brandr Aronsson will be making an "S"hook as part the demonstration and will be providing instruction and some hands on experience.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Catalina De Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun Lady Hermina De Pagan The thrilling life story of a Spanish woman who ran away from a convent to live as a man and eventually received a Papal dispensation to continue.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Bog U I Feel Pretty and Period Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A discussion of period skin care and hair care practices, both from the perspective of "What they did" as well as "What we can safely do." It is no secret that period skin care and hair care recipes often involved mercury, lead and arsenic, but there are also some great recipes and tools that SCAdians can use to further their immersion into their persona.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 3 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.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Queen Zenobia of Palmyra Master Michael of Safita Archaeological and historical background on the Syrian queen who challenged Rome in the 3rd century AD. Class taught by an field archaeologist who visited Palmyra dozens of times before the Civil War. Discussion to include the temples, tombs, artifacts and historical traditions linked to the Queen Zenobia.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 10 Bone Ice Skates Lord Robert of Ferness Bones skates go back thousands of years; we have in-period texts and illustrations depicting their use during the Middle Ages. The instructor has made several pair using different animals' bones, and has also made propulsion poles with various sorts of tips. The results of making and testing these on the ice will be discussed.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 18 Lining: Turning It All Right-Side Out Lord Tempus Peregrinator All you need to know about lining a garment: a class about cutting and sewing a lining into a garment and then turning that garment right-side out.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 10 Boar's Bristles for Sewing Leather Lord Robert of Ferness Waxed ends - boar's bristles connected to linen thread - make sewing leather, especially shoes, easier and faster. Learn how to attach thread to a bristle and try your hand at sewing with it.
08-06
16:00
3.0 Great Hall East Kingdom Royal Court Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell East Kingdom Royal Court
08-06
17:00
2.0 A&S 12 9000 Years of Edged Weapons Einar the Mad A display and discussion of the history, fabrication and development of edged weapons including many original examples from the Neolithic, through the Bronze Age, into the Iron Age and Middle Ages of SCA period, on into later eras and present. See which designs have lasted longest or have repeated. Photos and video welcome, limited hands on permitted.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-06
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; children must have adult escort.
08-06
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball & Fashion Cotillion Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt All are welcome to join Clan Blue Feather once again for our annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion! Come for food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle with amazing prizes, and special award prizes for the most outstanding garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb, just wear what makes you look your best!
08-07
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Closed Rehearsal Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Kumihimo Braiding on the Marudai Round Stand Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Kumihimo braiding on the round braiding stand is faster and more traditional than braiding on a disc or plate. Join us for this workshop and learn this craft from the novice level, advance your skill by learning a new braid, or share your expert knowledge. Handouts for multiple braids will be available, and I will have a stack of books for reference. If you are really just getting started, please attend the set-up class on Tuesday to save time in this workshop. Please bring your own equipment and materials if you have it, otherwise some equipment and materials can be provided.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Decorative and Functional Edges and Seams Mistress Agatha Wanderer Learn to use a 15th-century technique for making decorative edges and seams using needle lace and fingerloop braids based on the Lengberg finds. Students will learn a basic needle lace stitch and create a common 5-loop fingerloop braid, and will learn and practice creating decorative edges and/or seams that can be used on headwear and undergarments.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Creation of the Venetian Carnevale Mask Lady Isabetta Orsini We will be creating Venetian Carnevale masks from molds based on period masks created ahead of time by the instructor. Due to limited materials, only 5 students will be able to go home with a mask from the class.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Plagues of Europe: Really, There Was More Than One Master Alanus of Bunghea Measles, small pox, bubonic plague and leprosy each had a devastating impact on the affected population physically, psychologically, spiritually, and economically. This class focuses on the origins, biological mechanisms, means of transmission and long term impact on the affected populations. When early man lived in relatively isolated groups, contact between individuals was infrequent and short-lived diseases (for either the disease or the host) were not able to spread by direct contact or through intermediaries such as rats, mosquitoes, etc. As people began to live closer together in towns, later in cities, and when lack of sanitation became more of a threat to health, transmission of diseases became easier and more common. Resistant individuals lived and the less-resistant died, thus selectively increasing resistance in the population as a whole. The gradually declining death toll seen in recurrences of a particular plague was due to an increase in resistance within the population due to several factors. Modern medical investigations indicate that the same genetic makeup that allowed some people to survive or avoid bubonic plague are the same genetic makeup that allows some people be HIV positive and not develop AIDS.
08-07
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles Focus is on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Use Woodworking Hand Tools Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum See a demonstration of simple hand tools and their uses. Not hands-on.
08-07
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête XXII Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde King Christoph and Queen Adelhait, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twenty-Second Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLVIII. The Fête is from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday of War Week, A.S. LIV (modernly known as August 7, 2019) in the Great Hall. This event is designed for children ages four and older. The event will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. Please have socks if you wish to play in the Bounce Castle! There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents / Guardians, you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large number of children attending, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issues. We ask that children do not bring personal items as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles who want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up, help clean up and to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9 am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2 pm. Volunteers who will be registering children, please come to the Great Hall around 8:30 for training! Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! Without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen. We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Minerva's Spindle (158) Storytelling Academy Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne During this seven-day academy, students will gain knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world. Students may attend individual sessions or all of the academy. There will be guest teachers and time for students to practice and receive feedback. The academy will culminate in a student performance. No classes are repeated. The focus is on developing comfort, nurturing, and honing skills within the students’ capabilities. All levels are welcome. Students may view a class outline at the academy space, Minerva’s Spindle 158, where classes will also be listed on the message board. Seating is limited; feel free to bring your own chair. Student Performance, date, time, and location will be announced.
08-07
10:00
1.5 RS1 Romani: An Introduction to Gypsy Personas Baroness 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.
08-07
11:00
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!
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 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.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Beginner's Embroidery Lady Anna Vitalis Learn the chain and stem stitches. Kits will be provided to class size of 10 people. Ages 12+ are welcome to attend.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Elements of a Story Lord Chengir abu ben Said This is the follow-up to "How to Write and Tell a Great Story". This covers the details of storytelling specifically for the writer. It simplifies the Joseph Campbell hero’s journey to a single-story circle. It covers creating and writing interesting characters, as well as the best types of opening lines for a story; filling out the process with real examples from both film and the written word.
08-07
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.
08-07
11:00
0.75 A&S 18 Sock School: Little Bits of Luxury Lady Thea de Nes The Essential Sock: how to get a good fit for any sock in any size at any gauge in knitting, the importance of good materials, knitting practices to keep from hurting yourself, designing your own socks either plain or with fancy stitches.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 7 Runes: The Elder & Anglo-Saxon/Frisian Futharks Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the earliest identifiable runic inscriptions to their decline, the Elder and the Anglo-Saxon/Frisian were the commonly used characters in epigraphic inscriptions. We will look at rune origins and meanings, use in trade and identifying goods, codes and cyphers, magic, regional variations, and the bracteate tradition, as well as other venues.
08-07
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Busking: The Art of Street Performing Dr Henry Best Performers: There’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, our panel of experts will share all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the professional street entertainer.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 17 Late-Period Cross Stitch and Variations Lady Mariot Carllein Period cross stitch could be different in unexpected ways. We'll examine photos of extant pieces and period images. Cross stitch was sometimes done and/or used in ways strange to the modern eye, both alone and with other stitches. Also: 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.
08-07
12:00
3.0 Clanne Preachain (E-23) Early Period Arts and Sciences Day in Preachain Mistress Lanea verch Kerrigan Clanne Preachain's 27th Early Period Arts and Sciences Day is a celebration of the arts and traditions of the cultures that existed prior to 1000 AD. Come join us for classes and demonstrations, or just bring a project to work on.
08-07
13:00
3.0 A&S 4 Repoussé and Chasing: Making Metal Move Thl Corasande of Starrhill We will make a small pendant with repoussé and chasing. Pitch and pots, annealing metal, pickling, and patina will be discussed. Students will use the teacher's tools, although if you have your own tools and pitch pots you may bring and use them.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Volunteering and You Lady Mairi of Kilravock Are you suffering from Helium-Hand Syndrome? Want to volunteer but don't know where to start? Worried about burning yourself out? Look no further! This class covers the Hows and Whys, the advantages, pitfalls and rewards of volunteering, without sacrificing your health along the way.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 5 History of Japanese Archery Master Godai Katsunaga Historical look at archery in Japan primarily focusing on the use of the bow and arrow in warfare. Class will be a historical discussion and lecture about archery as well as have reproduction arrows, quiver and modern bows for the class to handle.
08-07
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 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.
08-07
14:00
1.5 A&S 12 SCA Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity: Why It Matters Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt A panel discussion about inclusion, diversity, and equity in the SCA, and why it should matter to you as an individual and to the SCA and its future. Topics may include recruitment of new members, retention of existing members, event stewarding issues, recent controversies, and more. If you are not already aware of the issues facing SCA members of minority groups, come with an open mind to hear their stories, and if you're already aware, come to learn effective ways to be better allies.
08-07
14:00
1.0 A&S 14 Aztec Illumination Baroness Isibel inghean Uilliam m’leoid How was illumination used in Mesoamerica in period? Come learn about different codices!
08-07
14:00
2.0 A&S 15 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 documentation. Students may learn to transliterate their names. 1st hour: Basic characters and pronunciation. 2nd hour: Vowels and half-letters; more if time and student interest allow.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Bog U Women Can't Read, Debunk'd: A Sleeping Pen Awake'd Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig Literacy does not mean the same thing today that it meant 500 years ago, and this change is more complicated when the question of 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.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Auditions for Pennsic 49 Lord Tomas Wormwood Open audition for our next production. Audition this year to perform next year! You do not need to attend both sessions.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 3 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.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Mead-Tasting Class Lord Capten Rhys All participants must supply a valid picture ID at the class; no exceptions!. Age 21+. Basic mead-making handout will be provided to those who wish to learn beginning brewing. This class will be a tasting and discussion of meads: what to look for when tasting a mead. Includes age, florals, flavors, sweetness. We will try different meads and talk about what you like or dislike about them. Participants are encouraged to offer comments and questions. Meads will include these (subject to change): A 20-year-old bottle of mead, Liquid Sex (chocolate mead), Tart Cherry melomel, Black Raspberry pyment, Red Mead, The Black Mead of Dun Traigh (Braggot), Mulled Cyder, Pink Grapefruit melomel, Killer Bee mead, Cloved Blueberry melomel, Cranberry Orange melomel, Lime melomel. Class size is limited to 12 bottles of mead. Do not expect more then a taste of each. Try them all or just one or two as it suits you. Participants may bring their own meads to share if they would like the group's opinion. No class fees, but donations are accepted.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Viking Material Culture Master Michael of Safita Discussion of Viking artifacts and decorative motifs from a variety of museums by a field archaeologist with decades of work in medieval archaeology. Focus on artifacts from Norway and Sweden, but other areas included.
08-07
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Odin and the Case of a Thousand Names Sarah Barringer Soldier, mystic, poet, king. In Norse mythology, Odin bears a thousand names and a thousand faces. But who did the Norse think he was?
08-07
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-07
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; children must have adult escort.
08-08
08:00
8.0 Great Hall The Pennsic A&S War Point Master Una Wynnifreed Berry Competition for Pennsic A&S War Point on Thursday, August 8, in the Pennsic Great Hall, 8 am - 5:30 pm.
08-08
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Closed Rehearsal Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 History of Venetian Carnevale Masks Lady Isabetta Orsini A look at the history and laws concerning the masks worn during Carnival time in Venice in period.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 Bunkan Sokutai: Formal Japanese Court Garb Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Learn how to wear and construct the Bunkan Sokutai sugata, the formal court garb of the medieval Japanese non-military aristocracy. This outfit has a number of layers and accessories that make it rarely seen in SCA circles. See the parts of this outfit that I have managed to gather together through the hard work of several people and the efforts of multiple researchers. Learn the fine points of the garments and how the outfit is assembled with accessories including formal headgear, the kanmuri.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 14 Or Nué: Colored Goldwork Embroidery Master 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
1.0 A&S 17 Hidden Treasures: Counted Work Rarely Seen 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. The handout includes charts that I've made of several fragments. (Most of this class has been done in prior years as "Counted Work Not Displayed at the Met".)
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Viking Navigation and the Sunstone Master Alanus of Bunghea The methods of navigation employed by the Viking navigators are being verified by archaeological evidence. The class will present early navigational aids based on discussions with two of the experts in this field: Soren Thirslund's research on the "Viking Compass" at the Danish National Maritime Museum, and Leif Karlsen's "Secrets of the Viking Navigators" and our own research. The published works of Thirslund and Karlsen are available from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. We provide hands-on demonstrations and primary source documentation of these authors’ navigation theories.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 10 Seeþing Sope: Or, How to Boil Medieval Soap Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Turning drip lye and fats into period soap using period techniques. This class will go over leaching lye, rendering fats and boiling soap as directed by 12th- and 13th-century guild recipes and their updated 16th-century counterparts.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Justinian’s Plague and The Great Mortality Baroness Slany bean Uillic Come learn about flagellants, fleas, *tarbagans+, plague saints, and what Empress Theodora did with her three orifices.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 2 Runes: the Younger Futhark Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy From the late Vendel period through medieval times (and actually in some regions of northern Norway and Sweden into the 20th century), Younger Futhark runes were pretty much cut-down versions derived from the Elder Futhark. We will look at the many variations not only in individual futharks, but regional variants in individual characters, rune names and meanings, pagan and Christian rune magic, mercantile usage, quickie notes scratched on slips of wood (Viking period Post-Its(R)), memorial stones, codes and cyphers, "handwriting" variants, and lots more.
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Late Period: What Ordinary People Wore Lady Laurensa Silverlock Silk velvet and lace and gems! While there is some undeniably jaw-droppingly beautiful and elaborate 16th-century clothing, that's not what 90% of people wore. This class will look at the inventories and wills of real Elizabethan people and peek inside their wardrobes. What fabrics did they use? How many garments did they have? Focuses mainly on English clothing.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 2 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-08
14:00
1.0 Bog U A Game of "Hide the Distaff": The Distaff Gospels Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with local women during their nightly spinning circle and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 How Thor Solves an Argument Sarah Barringer Without Odin’s charisma and Loki’s wit, Thor resorts to his fists. Yet he is the most approachable and friendly of the family of the Norse gods.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 What Do I Wear? An Overview of Basic Garb-making Baroness Gwenllian ferch Gwilim Want to start making your own garb but aren’t sure how to measure, cut, and assemble? This class will show you how to take purchased garb or modern attire and use it to estimate size. Then we’ll walk through how to fold, cut, and sew the fabric. If you are a person who learns best by seeing it done or doing it yourself, this class is for you! We will also discuss fabric selection and embellishments as we go.
08-08
15:00
2.0 Atlantia Royal- Artisan's Easement (N20) Tablet Weavers' Tea Master Herveus d'Ormonde A social gathering for tablet weavers of all levels to show off current work, see projects from other people, and schmooze.
08-08
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Basic Bookbinding Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llang Basic binding of books, a bit of history, hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment, plus covers, and will leave with a small bound book and/or a girdlebook cover.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Bog U Chorale du Lac (Bog Choir) Ermagerd We will warm up, discuss and practice new vocal, music theory, and choral skills each day. Then we'll sing a selection of rounds, catches, and simple part-songs from period sources. Each day will be a different class. This is a good choir class for beginning singers who want to sing together in a group for fun, as well as for experienced singers to take a refresher in choral singing and work on technique and tuning. No experience necessary; all voices welcome. Instead of rehearsing for a performance, we will practice for learning's sake and go caroling in the Bog at the end of the series. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470354713287848/, the "Bog University" FaceBook group for more info.
08-08
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; children must have adult escort.
08-08
21:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Our annual open party. We'll have booze, snacks and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time!
08-09
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Closed Rehearsal Lord Tomas Wormwood Rehearsals for this year's production by the Known World Players.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Serenity Studio (208) Intro to Kanzashi Flowers Lady Christina Von Tannenbaum An introductory class in making basic 6-petal Kanzashi flowers, which are traditional hair ornaments worn in Geisha hair styles from the Edo period. Each student will be provided with all necessary materials needed to complete their very own Kanzashi flower in this class.
08-09
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Auditions for Pennsic 49 Lord Tomas Wormwood Open audition for our next production. Audition this year to perform next year! You do not need to attend both sessions.
08-09
20:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players Presents Forbidden Pennsic Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players is proud to present the revival of the first production we did written by a SCAdian about SCAdians!

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