When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 1: Learn the basics of Japanese braiding using the modern foam disk. Students will learn a round, square and flat braid. Uses for, history and names of braids will be discussed. Students may bring own equipment if desired.
07-28
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-28
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-28
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
07-28
10:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Set-up: Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Set-up in Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: set up signs, chairs, and other necessary Performing Arts properties for classes and events.
07-28
10:30
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set-up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-28
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Lady Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Hand-Sewing 101 Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion and hands-on of hand-sewing of garb, etc. This is not embroidery, but useful stitches. Please bring needle, thread and light cloth.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
07-28
14:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
07-28
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Eick 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.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 2: Students will continue to learn more braids on foam disk. There will be four new braids taught in this class. Students will also learn how to finish braids in many different styles.
07-29
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
07-29
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
07-29
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-29
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! I will focus 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.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
07-29
10:30
10.0 Performing Arts Tent Set-up: Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Performing Arts On Tuesday and Wednesday of Land Grab Week, we build the stage, hang curtains, rig the house and backstage lights, and set up the chairs. This starts at about 10 am each day and continues until we are done. Come help us make the tent into a theater worthy of the name! Bring your cordless drills and other hand tools. On Tuesday we also set up the Amphitheater and the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
07-29
11:00
2.0 A&S 3 Beginner Knitting THL Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
07-29
12:00
2.0 A&S 7 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.
07-29
12:00
1.5 A&S 11 Traditional Norwegian Brewing Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Ale and beer: the joy of life! If one has bread, one also has beer, rich in vitamin B. We will explore the entire process from malting the grain to taking the first sip. Recipes, folklore, the tools used, brewing charms, and more will also be presented.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 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!
07-29
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
07-29
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
07-30
00:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Period Sauces and Mustards Artisans Row Creation of period sauces and mustards.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
07-30
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
07-30
09:00
1.75 A&S 5 So... You Want to Be Mayor? Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy In-depth discussion of the requirements, needs, and time commitment for the position of Mayor of Pennsic War.
07-30
09:00
1.5 A&S 6 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago THL Morien MacBain We will examine the legends, history, and lore of the Camino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. Taught by former pilgrims. ¡Buen camino!
07-30
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Open Knit THL Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project, need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch, 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.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
07-30
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
07-30
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
07-30
11:00
1.5 A&S 8 Hammer of the Witches: Witch Hunts and Trials THL Morien MacBain Examines the various texts, tactics, and histories of witch-hunters, along with information on the enemies they believed they fought.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
07-30
12:00
1.5 A&S 5 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Feasts Are More Than Cooking Mistress GraziaGeralda A discussion of the many things needed for a successful feast that are not in the kitchen.
07-30
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time while creating a staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30 pm.
07-30
13:00
3.0 A&S 7 A Taste of Bobbin Lace Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Sample simple bobbin lace techniques while making a bracelet! Ages 10+ are welcome. Tools, pattern, thread and clasps will be provided. This course is intended as a quick, no-investment introduction to the techniques of bobbin lace.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 How To Make Fancy Pants Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is about the construction and wearing of Renaissance pants such as slops, “pumpkin pants,” and pluderhose. Just what every Landsknecht needs, though it will help with any late period pants. Might talk about the famous Janet Arnold Upsala/Sture pluderhose with the “bum” as well as other cool pant stuff.
07-30
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of The Belle of Battle by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Myths & Misconceptions Lord Lucas Livingston Who really built the pyramids and what are their hidden secrets? Why were the Egyptians obsessed with death? And was Cleopatra black or white? With a nod to the venerable Top Ten list and a hearty dose of scholastic irreverence, we'll tackle some of the most popular myths perpetuated today about ancient Egyptian civilization and explore some of the ways this ancient culture has lived on through late antiquity, into the medieval era and beyond. Adapted by the author from a series of Ancient Art Podcast episodes.
07-30
20:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Oil Lamps Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oils were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safe oil lamps still are! Learn how to light your camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. New this year: a brief mention of 'fat' lamps will be included.
07-31
08:00
2.5 Chirurgeons' Point 3rd Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: this is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
07-31
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 3: New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
07-31
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Periodness of the Pennsic Homes Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Many people love to see the Pennsic homes - those houses built on trailers - but how "period correct" are they? Did anything even remotely similar exist in the pre-17th-century world? Yes, it did. Handouts will be given showing various depictions of homes on wheels in illuminations.
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
07-31
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of The Belle of Battle by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00 pm.
07-31
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Reasons for Armory Returns and How to Avoid Them Brunissende Dragonette It is always disappointing to see a heraldic submission returned. A few common problems are the cause for 90% of the armory returns. We will see what these frequent problems are in order to avoid them. For heralds and non-heralds.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
07-31
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Combat Archery Tactics from The Senryaku THL Morien MacBain A survey of stratagems and training methods for combat archers drawn from a classic of period strategy, with discussion of equipment and doctrine.
07-31
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Youth Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players - Youth Readers' Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low-stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time while creating a staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30 pm.
07-31
13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new Commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
07-31
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
07-31
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Fit Your Neck Hole: Keyhole Neck Lord Tempus Peregrinator This class is all about the neck opening of any garment. We’ll look at the placement and geometry of how the neck hole works and get it to fit well every time. Primarily for keyhole necks, this works for the T-tunic, doublet, bodice, cotehardie, houppelande and even modern shirts.
07-31
13:00
1.5 A&S 10 Olive Tasting and Discussion: 4 Medieval Cures Master Galefridus Peregrinus A tasting panel of several historic olive cures, and a discussion of many others. If you've been curing olives, bring some of your own! We'll talk about how to use different curing methods to achieve different flavors.
07-31
13:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Lady Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
07-31
14:00
1.5 A&S 7 Coaching and the Art of Constructive Criticism Lady Faye de Trees We all hear the cries of the populace - or at least the artists-to-be and the volunteers-to-be - that they tried and were rendered low by sharp criticism. Here you can discover proven coaching techniques from a National Park Service Registered Coach. Learn to shape artistic performance and presentation or volunteer service into something that serves the dream rather than drives people away!
07-31
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Gussets, Godets and Gores “Oh My” 2 Lord Tempus Peregrinator This is a new class on gussets, godets and gores. Combined with the keyhole neck class, this shows the easiest way to make a tunic, and more about sewing. How to cut and sew gussets, godets and gores, all devices to give your clothes better fit, more fullness and freedom of movement! We'll discuss how to cut and sew gussets, as found on the underarms of T-tunic, the fast and easy way. Also covers godets and gores, the difference and how easy they are, too. A lot of good advice about sewing in general.
07-31
15:00
2.0 East Battlefield Fiore/Lichtenauer Longsword Tourney THL Morien MacBain Longsword-only heavy tourney devoted to the masters of the two traditions. Prizes awarded for best technique, best 14th-15th-century kit, and victory!
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Binging with Bacchus or How to Be an Ass in Athens Lord Lucas Livingston Raise your rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece. See how the ancient culture of drink left its mark on medieval and modern times. We'll delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning, and explore exquisite works of ancient art celebrating the drinking culture from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Plato's Athens, and more. BYOB & enjoy a tasting of some new selections this year of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations! Note: Over 21 only.
07-31
16:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
07-31
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
07-31
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Youth Performance Pennsic Performing Arts A staged reading of The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights) by the youth of Readers' Theater. This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, Master John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.
07-31
19:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Readers' Theater presents staged reading of The Belle of Battle by Don Orlando Sforza.
07-31
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lorelei Skye - Rosaleen Dhu: In Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Rosaleen Dhu: In Concert! Lorelei Skye returns performing yesteryear and original songs of humor, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment!
08-01
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Confectionery Day Artisans Row A day of confectionery delights, working with period sugar paste and other confections. Demonstration, hands-on materials for sugar play. For adults and children age 6 and up. Taught by Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh
08-01
09:00
3.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-01
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Orient Express: Did Byzantines wear Persian? Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Did the Byzantines actually wear Persian garments? YES! Follow the Silk Road from the Far East into Byzantium where Steppe Streetwear became Constantinople Couture, where the caftan may have ruled the courts more than we think.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Basic Hand Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults, and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, it would be helpful to have the parent present.
08-01
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
08-01
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Recreating Historic Beads as a Beginner Lady Elysabeth Underhill Creating historically accurate glass beads is not as hard as you might think. You can make period beads at any skill level! Resources and strategies will be shared with attendees in this lecture/discussion class to help get you on the path to making beads that you can enter in A&S displays and competitions. We will discuss good starting points and first projects. The instructor will use her knowledge of Anglo-Saxon glass beads as an example, and share research and projects that others are invited to use and make their own. This class is appropriate for beginning bead makers and intermediate bead makers who have not done much research into period beads or entered their beads into A&S competitions before. Experienced bead makers are invited to attend to discuss their own first projects and to share additional resources and strategies.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Deconstructing the Met's "Tunic Under the Stairs" Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Under the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the often overlooked Byzantine collection. Nestled beneath the steps is a well-preserved tunic from the early Byzantine period with elements of Persian and Coptic origin. This class will pattern the tunic and talk about the contents from an observer's point of view. Handouts will be provided.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life THL Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life, or "The Rhythm Method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 History of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons Master Michael Graham The instructor will document the origins and history of gunpowder and gunpowder weapons from their earliest use to ca. 1600 CE.
08-01
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed-PAT): i Verdi Confusi Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
08-01
13:00
2.0 A&S 7 Skep Beehive Making Mistress Othindisa Bykona The skep is the coiled straw style of medieval beehive. Learn how to make one with pipe cleaners! Techniques will be demonstrated using pipe cleaners. Handout will give instructions on how to use straw to create a full scale replica.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 11 Period Mustards THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple mustard.
08-01
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Some Simple Period Sauces THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces, with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple sauce.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Are You Wearing a Tablecloth? Greek Clothing! Lady Faye de Trees We all deal with hot weather in the summer. Learn how to do so easily, accurately, and with style! We will cover basic Greek style, form, and ideals, then go into fabrics, colors, trims, and accessories to create a great classical and cool look.
08-01
16:00
1.0 A&S 11 Create Reproduction Artifacts from Wire Master Michael Graham Demonstration of techniques used to create copies of historic wire-based clothing accessory items using basic tools.
08-01
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi (PA Tent) Pennsic Performing Arts Players' Patchwork returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-02
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Humoral Doctrine Master Michael Graham An explanation of the origins and structure of the prevailing doctrine of health in the medieval and Renaissance period.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 How Not to Make a 14th-Century Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making a 14th-century fitted dress, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Roman Wire and Bead Jewelry THL Elizabethe Alles Examine Roman jewelry artifacts that can be recreated by using simple materials and tools. Kits and handouts available. Students encouraged to bring needle-nose pliers and wire cutters.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
08-02
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Recreating Anglo-Saxon Glass Beads Lady Elysabeth Underhill This class will begin with an overview of resources and information on Anglo-Saxon glass beads. I will review different bead types and information about how necklace styles changed over time during the Anglo-Saxon period. I will bring some of my own projects and documentation to share with the class in the hopes of encouraging students to take up some Anglo-Saxon-related recreation projects. During the second half of the class we will spend some time recreating a few Anglo-Saxon beads. I only have 4 lampworking kits, but anyone is invited to attend to listen/watch. Please feel free to bring your own lampworking kit if you want to participate in the hands-on portion of the class. I will work with students to pick beads to recreate based on the skill level of the students and the class as a whole, but attendees should (at the very least) know how to make and shape a basic bead. More experienced lampworkers are encouraged to help out during the hands-on portion of the class and to bring any Anglo-Saxon-related resources and projects to share with the group.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Run a Successful Event Mistress Giovanna Adimari Whether you are brand new to running SCA events, or have already run a variety of events, this class will help you plan more effectively to make your event a success and keep you from losing your mind! Topics that will be discussed will including budgets, staffing, sites, and Royalty, as well creating a Vision for your event, and creating meaningful and exciting activities.
08-02
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-02
12:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed-PAT): i Sebastiani Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-02
13:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Bobbin Lace Lady Mirabella Walmesley of Grimsby A 3-part class teaching basic stitches as well as how to prepare bobbins, start and end a project, and construct a pillow. We will start (and hopefully finish!?!) a bookmark. Please plan to attend all 3 sessions. Material fee will include a lace making pillow, bobbins, pins, thread, and pattern.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Art of Making the Medieval Bed THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Coverlets, foot sheets--how do these items make a proper medieval bed? This class will examine the pieces and let you practice on a scale model.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Garbing A Gentlewoman: 16th-C Florentine Fashion Lady Kataryn Mercer "Kit" An introduction to 16th-century upper class fashion in Florence, Italy. We will review the garments that make up a well-dressed lady's wardrobe, as well as discuss sources of information for patterning and sewing your own. Handouts will include images of extant garments, paintings, and reproductions.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-02
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known Commedia dell'Arte troupes will guide you if you're new, or give you free advice that's definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Archaeological Textiles: Context and Provenance Viscountess Seelie Brianna This class will look at textiles and textile production tools that been recovered from archaeological excavations, the structures and the fibers and tools used in their production. Sites include Northern Europe, British Islands, the Mediterranean and the Middle East prior to the Middle Ages.
08-02
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #1: Welcome Home Pennsic Performing Arts Finally returned from the town run and ready to get back into the swing of all things bardic? This meeting of the Collegium is for all bards and those who want to be bards - storytellers, singers, poets, all! Come to see who is here this year, meet new people, and renew old friendships, maybe even find a mentor for this War.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Competition Baroness Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:00
4.0 A&S 12 Interkingdom Brewers Guild Roundtable Baroness Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-02
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsal - Private Camp (probably either Roaring Wastes or Lochmere). Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood, Singing Minstrel Pennsic Performing Arts Drake Oranwood, wandering minstrel, returns to the Pennsic stage to beguile you with tales boldly sung and perform songs included on his first album, ʺHidden Goldʺ. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor Pennsic Performing Arts The concert that has become a Pennsic tradition! Songs, stories, history and hijinkery with Duke Moonwulf Starkaadhersson along with his special guest/alter ego, Michael Longcor, and surprise friends.
08-02
20:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Aénor d'Anjou Pennsic Performing Arts For over 20 years these loopy Laurels have been making musical magic with their mix of medieval melodies, bawdy ballads, terpsichorean tirades and sundry songs for SCAdians. Join in the fun for their annual Pennsic concert! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-02
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts. You will be glad that you did! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-03
02:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
08-03
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Poetry Day Artisans Row Knowne World Poetry Competition. Demonstrations of styles of poetry used within our time period.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Game of Thrones: The Bayeux Tapestry Lady Iofa merch Macsen A discussion of the history and creation of the Bayeux Tapestry as well as a hands-on session where students will learn and practice the various stitches found in the Bayeux Tapestry. Hands-on session will be limited to 15 participants; however, the remainder of the class is open to any wishing to attend.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Discussion on the Pierogi THL Zofia Kowalewska Open discussion on some origin theories, history of and recipe versions of the pierogi (Polish dumpling). It's a standard Polish food deeply rooted in the culture of Poland and its proud people.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 3 Lucet: Beyond Square Cord Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-color cords. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off, and put it back on after class.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow, that will grow with them. Share your tips, ideas and questions. Bring samples of your favorite go-to garb for your child. The handout will include ideas, websites, pictures that have been gleaned over the years. I will be including a Teen Edition as mine have gotten to that point.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
08-03
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 "But I Can't Read That!" Using Non-English Sources Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will be taught jointly with Magister Galefridus Peregrinus. If you have ever been frustrated by finding that the perfect reference to document your project that is in a language you don't know, this class is for you. We'll be talking about using online translation web sites, dictionaries, and many other tools that can help you to understand and use foreign language resources. While we will briefly touch on pictographic languages like Chinese and Japanese, our focus will be on languages written with alphabets.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Spaces, Architecture, and Western City Planning Mistress Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir A discussion of city development in the medieval period, including building designs, locations, spaces, and the rise of Western cities.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 11 Passover Foods for a Medieval Seder Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel This class will cover the foods eaten at Passover seders in the Middle Ages when matzah was an inch thick and horseradish was only eaten as an ingredient in charoset. We will be looking at the evolution of the rulings about various foods, recipes to make some of them, how some of the practices changed. Includes taste testing.
08-03
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Silent Heraldry: Why Are You Waving Your Hands? Lady Kateline Eliot The purpose of this class is to introduce individuals to Silent/Sign Heraldry including what we do and our role, where we provide services, and how to get started. Some SCA-specific signs will be discussed and demonstrated.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Device Design 101 Lady Fiora Valori This class will give you the tools on how to create a device (or badge) for SCA submission. Learn how to draw/design elements so they fit the space best, are clear and identifiable, and what resources are available for images to use in designing a device or badge for submission. Heralds and non-heralds are welcome.
08-03
12:00
2.0 A&S 8 Help Me, Tempus, You’re My Only Hope! Lord Tempus Peregrinator (Garb Troubleshooting/Q&A Workshop) This is a trouble-shooting and problem-solving class; garb problems diagnosed and solutions proffered. Bring to the class garb that went “wrong” or garb that didn’t “work” for you. We'll talk; it can be fixed. If you don’t have the garb here, bring your questions; we’ll do our best to solve your garb troubles. We’ll talk about gussets and how to use your seam ripper, too. This class can go on longer if needed. Also, this class will be offered next year.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Silent Heralds' Roundtable Lady Kateline Eliot This will be an opportunity for Silent Heralds across the Known World to gather, make new acquaintances, and renew friendships. During this gathering of Silent Heralds and people interested in Silent Heraldry, we will discuss topics important to providing services to the populace. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how to get started in Silent Heraldry, what our purpose is, appropriate conduct and etiquette.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Death in the Middle Ages Mistress Giovanna Adimari This introductory course will discuss the impact of death on the lives of those personas that we portray. Topics will include burial practices, the plague, reliquaries and saints.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters THL Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass or bone paternoster.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 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.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cubic and Quartic Equations (Islamic Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at solving the cubic and quartic equations in the Islamic world.
08-03
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsal - Private Camp (probably either Roaring Wastes or Lochmere). Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis.
08-03
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? - Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts Think you are a great improviser? Now here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Cubic and Quartic Equations (European Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at how equations of the third and fourth degree were solved in 16th-century Italy.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-03
17:00
1.5 A&S 10 Olive Tasting and Discussion: 4 Medieval Cures Master Galefridus Peregrinus A tasting panel of several historic olive cures, and a discussion of many others. If you've been curing olives, bring some of your own! We'll talk about how to use different curing methods to achieve different flavors.
08-03
18:30
0.5 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle Comedy Music - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Can't wait for ʺWhose Line Doth it Beʺ to get your giggle-fit started? Let Efenwealt's goofy songs help you ease into the appropriate mood.
08-03
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Performance in Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Welcome to 'Whose Line Doth It Be?', the improv comedy show where anything can happen! Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 4 PM. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12 as the sun sets.
08-03
19:00
1.5 A&S 1 The Vienna, Munich and Hallstatt Museums Viscountess Seelie Brianna This slide presentation looks at artifacts, mostly textiles, textile tools and jewelry from the museums in Munich, Germany, and Vienna and Hallstatt, Austria, while attending NESAT conference in 2014. Included are slides of textiles and pottery from Hallstatt dating to 700 to 1,000 BCE.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Poor Man's Bible Lady Tilla Chandler Find out why stained glass windows were sometimes called the Poor Man's Bible. A pictorial look at how the Bible and the Roman Catholic Church influenced the making and evolution of stained glass windows during the medieval period. Stained glass windows were a reflection of the community and also conveyed the political, social, and religious views of the time.
08-03
19:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Pennsic Performing Arts The award-winning Debatable Choir sings medieval and Renaissance music by such famed composers as Thomas Morley, Michael East, Jacobus Gallus, Francis Pilkington, and Orlando di Lasso.
08-03
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
08-03
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bards in the Beehive Pennsic Performing Arts Period music with a twist! In the spirit of the traveling musicians we perform period music from Antiquity to Elizabethan along with SCA folk, Irish and original works.
08-03
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Pennsic Performing Arts Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! Terrible poetry! All in one magnificent Commedia dell'Arte show, as only i Genesii can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! Show Contains Adult-Themed Content.
08-04
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Embroidery Day Artisans Row All things designed and wrought with a needle: embroidery, whitework, blackwork, tapestry, stump work and more. Displays, demonstrations and teaching. Day organized by Lady Jaqueline de Molières.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Paternoster Day Artisans Row Explore this interesting art. Paternosters and prayer beads exist in most cultures and yet take very different forms. See the variety and make one.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Beginning Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 1: Learn the basics of Japanese braiding using the modern foam disk. Students will learn a round, square and flat braid. Uses for, history and names of braids will be discussed. Students may bring own equipment if desired.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 5 Reconstructing Archaeological Textiles Viscountess Seelie Brianna In this 2-part, hands-on class, students will weave several reconstructions of textiles from archaeological context, illustrating structure, fibers and tools used, and time involved in creating textiles prior to industrialization. Use of loom and all supplies for completing samples included in class fee.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Cynnabar (W02) Beginning Reed Baskets Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Students will learn the fundamentals of making a reed basket. Individuals will make and take a small basket utilizing a wooden base technique.
08-04
10:00
6.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Food Lab - Bread Day Baron Janos Meszaros The Medeival Food Lab will be hosting an entire day of bread-making and baking classes, utilizing an oven made by other students on site. Topics will include flat bread, matzoh, sourdough and large scale production as well as a discussion on communal bread baking through out period. Check the listing outside Æthelmearc Royal for a breakdown of the class schedule.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Chatelain Roundtable Mistress Giovanna Adimari Sharing ideas regarding recruitment and membership retention is important for our continued success as a Society. As Chatelains, we are marketers, recruiters - and our product is the SCA. Let's talk about different strategies and techniques that work and how to make our recruiting efforts more successful!
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 YHQL YLGL YLFL: Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Master William the Alchymist Need to keep information secret? Use a cipher! A look at period methods of making and breaking codes.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
08-04
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Making your Second Garb Lady Ursula Mortimer OK, you've folded over the fabric and stitched up the sides. Now you're going to events regularly and you'd like to make something that fits a little better and looks a little nicer, but is still easy to make. Learn a method that will save fabric, use all straight seams and look great on any shape. Also appropriate for a first project.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Reproduce Glass Beads Using Archeological Reports Lady Elysabeth Underhill Learn how to find and use archaeological reports to reproduce glass beads (and other early period items) found in graves at excavation sites. These reports provide a wealth of information that is not available from museum or other websites. The focus of this presentation will be on Anglo-Saxon excavation reports and how I have used those reports to reproduce historic glass beads and necklaces. However, artisans interested in other early period items and crafts should find this presentation valuable.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): Sans Nomen Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): i Sebastiani - Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Membership Retention Mistress Giovanna Adimari The "care and feeding" of volunteers is vital if we are going to keep our membership involved and excited about the Society. This class will talk about strategies for successful volunteer management and retention including event planning, proper training of volunteers, awards and recognition and so forth!
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Baltic-style Patterned Warp-faced Weaving Lady Kateline Eliot This class will focus on learning how to create a pattern using the techniques and materials specific to this type of patterned weaving and how to warp it onto a loom of any type. Graph paper and pencils/colored pencils will be provided for creating patterns. Participants should bring a loom (inkle loom, tape loom, box loom, small rigid heddle, belt loom) to practice on.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bridging the SCA Generation Gap Mistress Othindisa Bykona Are you new to navigating the SCA waters? Have you been around awhile and lost some of your SCA shine? Learn how the generations can help each other. This class is for any person looking to find their path or enjoy again the path they are on.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-04
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Middle Eastern & World Dance Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts Our exhibition returns for our 19th year to delight and amaze! A perfect afternoon show for all ages!
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Known World Embroiderers' Meet and Greet Mistress Briony of Chatham This year marks the 30th year of existence for the East Kingdom's needlework guild: the Keepers of Athena's Thimble. To mark this milestone, we are looking to celebrate our guild and embroidery in the SCA as a whole. We would like to invite all embroiderers of the Known World to come and share our appreciation of our art. Come just to chat, or bring items to display, questions to ask, or resources to share. Light beverages and desserts/snacks to share are welcome, but not necessary.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Poland: Queen Jadwiga - Her Life and Times Lady Katarzyna Witkowska Explore Queen Jadwiga's place in Polish History--in arts, politics and education.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #2: Comedy in the Bardic Arts Pennsic Performing Arts There is a special talent to sharing the humour in our hobby. Join us in the Collegium to discuss ways to find the funny in events and weave it into story, song, or poem, or to take a serious piece and deliver it to bring out the humour hiding inside.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Lady Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and the other nefarious types.
08-04
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsal - Private Camp (probably either Roaring Wastes or Lochmere). Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Researching Poland Lady Katarzyna Witkowska This class will focus on sharing of resources and bibliographies to facilitate the research of Polish culture, arts and persona. Please bring any resources or bibliographies you may have to share. All are welcome.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-04
17:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
08-04
17:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
08-04
18:30
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! (Amphitheater) Pennsic Performing Arts Buon giorno! O you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come AGAIN i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts, completely different from the one we did on Sunday. You will be glad that you did! * Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12
08-04
19:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Love Will Return: The Story of Heloise and Abelard Pennsic Performing Arts Travel back in time with us to 12th-century Paris for this tale of love, lust, tragedy and redemption. Based on the true story of Héloïse d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abélard, Mistress Dervila presents an enthralling one-woman show featuring musical interludes by Master Efenwealt & Maîtresse Aenor. Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-04
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Ken and Lisa Theriot (aka Kenneth and Adelaide) Pennsic Performing Arts Come join well-known bards, Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie and Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont (aka recording artists Ken Theriot and Lisa Theriot) and friends for an evening of song and merriment!
08-05
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row B Glass Day Artisans Row Working with glass to make handmade beads. Torches will be set up for demonstration and use; a display will showcase the various styles created.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Intermediate Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 2: Students will continue to learn more braids on foam disk. There will be four new braids taught in this class. Students will also learn how to finish braids in many different styles.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
08-05
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc Royal - Food Lab (N04) Pennsic Food Lab Baron Janos Meszaros Primitive and medieval cooking space will be made available while open discussion, demonstrations and classes will be taught on applied archaeology relating to food and its production. Medieval cooking techniques, technology and methodology will be showcased in this open forum. All skill sets welcome.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Lady Noelle de la Plume Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7 pm. You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Join the Pennsic Known World Choir! Enthusiastic amateurs-expert singers are all welcome! Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. Sheet music and part-learning tracks are available online now at the KWChoir Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/KWChoir/info
08-05
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Scented Waters: Early Perfumes You Can Make THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Explores the various scented waters found in Renaissance cosmetics handbooks. Here you can learn to make perfumes for a variety of uses.
08-05
12:00
2.0 cynnabar (W02) Advanced Coiled Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Learn to make a small basket utilizing traditional coiling techniques with period materials. All materials to make a small basket will be provided.
08-05
13:00
5.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Pennsic Performing Arts If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell'Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new Commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, et cetera.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 11 Traditional Norwegian Brewing Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Ale and beer: the joy of life! If one has bread, one also has beer, rich in vitamin B. We will explore the entire process from malting the grain to taking the first sip. Recipes, folklore, the tools used, brewing charms, and more will also be presented.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Youth Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-05
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent KW Choir: Children's Choir Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Known World Children's Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
08-05
14:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Series: Knowne World Pennsic Harp Celebration Pennsic Performing Arts Open to all harpers of the Knowne World! Perform any SCA-appropriate piece, harp or harp and vocal, five minutes or less in length. Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I wrote the pattern!
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 8 Marudai for Beginners (Also Kumihimo) Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Kumihimo on a marudai stand for beginners. Learn to braid beginning patterns on the traditional Japanese stand. Stands available for purchase from instructor for $120.00.
08-05
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #3: Critiquing Your Work Pennsic Performing Arts One of the greatest challenges to growing as a performer is getting feedback to help you learn where and how to improve. Join us in the Collegium today to discuss the finer points and perils of critique: how to offer it and request it in a good way, so that we all benefit from the experience.
08-05
15:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Deed of Culture: Trading in the East Sir Gunnar Redboar This is a historical re-enactment event where Viking traders traveling down the rivers of the east will meet with Moslem traders. Historical forms of hospitality will be explored, as well as an actual trading endeavor between the Viking and Moslem traders. Participants will be in the best re-enactment garb possible and will stay in character throughout the event.
08-05
15:30
1.5 TBD Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic Performing Arts Closed Rehearsal - Private Camp (probably either Roaring Wastes or Lochmere). Director, Lord Cailin mac Andreis.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology.
08-05
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 45 Pennsic Performing Arts Open auditions for Known World Players Pennsic 45 Production. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-05
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fool School Graduation Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see our Fool School Graduation! All of the fools have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure. (Fools School meets daily: 10-11am, 7/28 - 8/5, at the Amphitheater)
08-05
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Hammered Dulcimer Unleashed Pennsic Performing Arts Join Vince Conaway (THL Vincenzo da Brescia) as he explores period and original music on hammered dulcimer, interspersed with his tales from the road. Vincenzo is a professional dulcimer player, or salterista, who tours extensively in Europe in addition to keeping a full schedule of festivals and events in the US and Canada.
08-05
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia World Premiere at the Amphitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century Commedia dell'Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Note: Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it's unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr & House Sans Nomen Pennsic Performing Arts John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr, and House Sans Nomen in concert. Come and listen to the music and mayhem of some of the Midrealm's best known bards. Warning: Sightings of polar cows, were-llamas, and ladies with swords and spears are likely.
08-05
21:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Marian of Heatherdale and Friends: Bardic Concert Pennsic Performing Arts Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (modern recording artist Heather Dale) will be joined on stage by other bardic performers for a lively evening of song and story. Please join us as you wander through Merchant's Row! Great for all ages.
08-06
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia dell'Arte for Youth Lady Cael O'Conail Hands-on class giving the description and history of Commedia, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Advanced Kumihimo Lady Gwen Blackthorne MacGriogair Part 3: New foam loom is taught with new braid structures. Square loom used.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Historical Uses of Poisons Lady Maggie Rue A review of the weaponization of poisonous plants (and two rocks) as recorded in history. A summary garnered from various resources, the compilation paints a unique picture of warfare and weaponization techniques from several cultures.
08-06
09:00
2.5 A&S 8 Adult Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is geared towards adults that collect or want to collect dolls. Please bring your favorite doll, as we will be making something special for them. Adults only because doll hobbies can be expensive.
08-06
09:00
2.0 Cynnabar (WO2) Advanced Beginning Reed Basket-Making Lady Katherine Hatton Rames Weave a reed basket from beginning to end and take your basket with you. Learn techniques for using round reeds to construct baskets as well as the history of reed basket making.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Share the Love: Tokens of Appreciation THL Elizabethe Alles Share ideas for tokens/largesse to give to those who inspire you. Students encouraged to bring examples of tokens they have given or received.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Amphitheater Rehearsal (Closed): Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Irish Woman's Dilemma: What Do I Wear? Lady Sorcha Dhocair ingheanUiRuairc Many want to have an Irish persona because Ireland has a rich and interesting history, beautiful music and stories, and complex and interesting art. Yet, when I went to try and make my persona more historically accurate in dress, I found a dearth of concrete evidence and little research of the subject. I decided to find as many sources as I could, compile what I found, and try to present a reasonable approximation of what the Irish would have worn throughout our period. This class will give an overview from early to late period on what I believe a typical Irish woman would have worn, as well as provide a list of resources for you to explore on your own. Note: I will be updating this class with new information so it is probably valuable to take it again even if you have already taken it!
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Holding Block Dr Henry Best Reminder to hold for a block of classes based on verbal agreement with class coordinator. Actual class descriptions available mid-April.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Advanced Viking Knitting: Roundtable Lord Hroedbeorth Lumhalghs This is a roundtable on Advanced Viking Knitting. Prior experience with Basic Viking Knitting is required.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report: A practical discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook.
08-06
12:00
2.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
08-06
14:00
1.5 A&S 5 Traditional Norse Medical Practices Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwy Medicine in Norway was surprisingly sophisticated back into saga times, compared with the Continent. We will look at the herbs/roots/barks/berries/fungi, etc., used in traditional healing, including preparation and administration of salves, syrups, teas and washes, poultices, and lots more. Magical healing will also be presented, as well as diseases and other health problems as known at the time.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Sisters in Arms: Women in Combat in Late Period Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some of the many women who took up arms in the 14th and 15th centuries -- their roles, their reasons, and their styles.
08-06
14:30
3.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Exhibition Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Beekeeper's Year Mistress Othindisa Bykona What did the medieval beekeeper need to do in order to maintain their apiaries? This is a survey class about preparation, tending, harvesting, and overwintering bees in period. Handout is calendar.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 How to Create a 16th-Century Venetian Dress Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Want to learn different ways to create a period-looking early 16th-century Italian dress? I will show how to drape your own pattern as well as explain how to use some popular commercial patterns to achieve the 1500's Venetian look.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #4: Sources of Inspiration Pennsic Performing Arts Have you heard a great song that inspires you to write another? Seen or heard something amazing and want to write about it? Written a song and discovered that your great tune was actually someone else's? Me too! Come to the Collegium today...let's talk.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Lord Griffin de Willingeham Third year! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beehives in Period Mistress Othindisa Bykona Did you know there are seven documented styles of hives? Learn about straw, cork, wicker, and four styles of wood hives. This is a survey class. Extensive color handout.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basic Hand Sewing Lady Benedicta of Cynnabar Learn period methods of seaming and hemming, fabric traits, and how to reduce thread wear and tangling. Fabric, thread, and needles will be supplied. Please bring scissors if you have them. This course is appropriate for adults, and for children the parents consider old enough to handle the needles safely. For children under 10, it would be helpful to have the parent present.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 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!
08-06
18:00
0.75 A&S 11 Pimp My Wine Lord Rauf le Brewere Just like "Pimp My Ride" takes an ordinary old car and turns it into a masterpiece, this class will show you how to turn your normal everyday wine into a period-style hypocras full of spice and yumminess. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic version will be available for sample during the class so please remember your ID. Age 21 and over.
08-06
18:00
0.5 Dance Tent Rehearsal (Closed) KWC Pre-Performance Warm Ups Pennsic Performing Arts (Closed Rehearsal) Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.
08-06
18:30
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Show time: 6:30 - 8:15pm The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children's Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music. The Pennsic Choirs' concert will focus on music from the reign of François I of France, whose coronation was held 500 years ago.
08-06
20:00
1.5 A&S 5 English Rosaries and Paternosters (with Slideshow) THL Elizabethe Alles This class and slideshow focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-06
20:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nutmegs & Ginger Pennsic Performing Arts Nutmegs & Ginger presents ʺRum, Beer, Ale, Wine: Songs of Spice and Vice,ʺ a program of period and near-period music performed with voices and instruments. Come join us for an hour of lively songs and earthy humor! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
21:30
4.0 Midrealm Royal (W01) Known World Party THL Andrew Blackwood The Known World Party is a Venetian Carnivale! Come out after Midrealm Court to the New Barn for food, fun and entertainment!
08-06
21:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Commedia All Stars Pennsic Performing Arts A play in the style of 16th-century Italian Commedia dell' Arte by a troupe brought together at Pennsic with actors and supporters from throughout the Known World! Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-07
08:30
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed): KWP Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
09:00
2.5 A&S 6 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca Open to children ages 3-18 years of age. Please bring your favorite doll to the class, as we will be making something for them. All dolls are welcome: ball jointed, cloth, plastic, porcelain, anime.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Rehearsal (Closed) - Youth Commedia Dress Pennsic Performing Arts Space in use.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Open Auditions, Pennsic 45 Pennsic Performing Arts Open auditions for Known World Players Pennsic 45 Production. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
08-07
15:00
3.0 Amphitheater Strike: Ampitheater Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends on the night of 8/8.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Collegium #5: Crowd Sourcing the Muse Pennsic Performing Arts Back due to popular demand: Are you working on a piece that just won't go anywhere? Need an idea to connect your beginning and end? Or maybe a great ending? Bards of all levels of experience - come share your muse with others. Just because she won't co-operate with you today doesn't mean she's left show biz! (She may need a change of pace, too!)
08-07
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent Strike: Rehearsal Tent Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Amphitheater and Rehearsal Tent: Remove signs, re-stack chairs, and clean up any trash and other properties left from PA classes and events. Return properties to the Performing Arts Tent backstage area for loading onto the storage trailer after the final performance ends on the night of 8/8.
08-07
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts This is the performance following a week of workshops and classes for youth in Pennsic Commedia. Come enjoy the show! (Youth Commedia Classes: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
08-07
20:00
3.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Players: Merchant of Venice Pennsic Performing Arts Showtime: 8:00 - 11pm The Known World Players present Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
08-07
23:00
3.0 Performing Arts Tent Strike: Performing Arts after Final Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Strike the Performing Arts Tent after the final performance ends: restack chairs and tables, remove and store backstage and house lights, take apart and store the stage decks and tops, take down and store the curtains, backdrop, signs, and return all PA Properties to the storage trailer. Bring cordless drills and hand tools.

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