When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-30
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 How to Make Period Furniture that Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn to make medieval tables, beds, and chests that pack flat to fit in your car and snap together in minutes. Skill required - beginner.
07-30
09:00
1.5 A&S 2 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles Focus is on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Pennsic Hacks Lady Merswynd of Caudor Fifty tips and tricks I wish I'd known the first time I came to Pennsic. For example, single camping is great, but next time, join an encampment. Use Google Maps on your phone to navigate the streets of Pennsic. Wrap your flashlight in glow-tape so you can find it in the dark. And there's nothing like a RAV charger to keep your phone and the kids' DS charged through all of Pennsic.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Qur'an and Its Influences on ME C&I Baroness Rhonwyn Alyna Nic an Chrosain This is a quick overview from 650-1600 of how the written form of the Qur'an influenced C&I during the medieval period. The constraints placed upon the writing and decoration are discussed.
07-30
11:00
1.5 A&S 5 A Feast Fit For Bees (And Other Pollinators!) Thl Juliane Bechaumpe Planting a garden for pollinators is easy, fun and quite period. We will discuss the needs and plant preferences of honeybees and other critters who will stop by for a snack. Historic designs as well as modern garden adaptation will also be explored.
07-30
11:00
2.0 A&S 6 Creating a Culture of Consent Dr. Ken Mondschein The SCA, like many other subcultures, has had its #metoo moments lately, but let's face it: The people who need it aren't going to take a consent class. What's more, the problem often isn't out-and-out sexual assault, but small acts that are often dismissed as "not so bad." However, these add up to a culture of consent violation. It's up to all of us to change this. In this training, we'll learn how you can speak up to prevent from happening what you know is wrong — even doing uncomfortable things, like bucking the SCA's hierarchical social system, if necessary. We'll talk about consent, of course, but also social strategies, do some role playing, and learn what we can all do to prevent sexual harassment and overall creepy behavior. Warning for subject matter.
07-30
12:00
1.25 A&S 1 Henna: Ancient Beauty Lady Shahzada Isfahani Henna has been continuously in use for 4,000 years! Learn about use across cultures, regions, and in 4 religions. Covering botany, beauty, and pharmaceutical usage.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Dolls in the SCA Period Mistress Elizabethe Alles A survey of artifacts and art showing dolls in the SCA period, mostly focused on Europe.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A discussion of the history of card gaming and its origins, its migration west, and taxonomy. From manufacturing techniques to cultural influences, as well as myth debunking; persona matching included. Examples to examine from throughout period and beyond will be available.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 4 French Bâton: A Living Stickfighting Tradition Dr. Ken Mondschein Bâton is the living descendant of the longsword. Come learn the fundamentals of a European martial tradition in this non-contact class. Bring a fencing mask and padded gloves.
07-30
12:00
0.5 A&S 7 Make a Roman-style Brooch (Fibula) at Home Baroness Gina Dragoni See how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and beads. Since we cannot get together in-person, let me show you how you can create these fun gifts in preparation for our in-person classes next Pennsic.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Sanskrit Theatre of India Lady Katherine Coscombe Introduction to the theatre of India in period, with a look at the Nātyaśāstra and early plays and playwrights.
07-30
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 History of Block Printed Textiles Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch A historic review of block printed textiles and clothing from prehistoric clues of its origins to documented practices in the Middle Ages. First, we will discuss the difference between block printing, stenciling/screen printing, resist dyeing, mordant dyeing, discharge dyeing, and hand-painting on textiles - and even see a few period combinations of the above techniques! Then we will focus on block printed textiles. We will address its known uses around the world, including (modernly) China, Japan, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Peru as the known major centers. See dozens of photos of surviving samples from around the world and learn about the actual processes used to print textiles. Please note: We will not actually be doing any block printing in this class as there are other fantastic classes that will offer those opportunities! A full-color handout will be made available online.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 10 Brawling Hard or Hardly Brawling Lady Rudaba al-Nahdiya Brawling is not always easy. Sometimes it is so hard that moves are rarely taught, in favor for simplification. Come learn the French Maltese Brawl.
07-30
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts My Ukulele Is a Guitar Lord Tommaso Franceschi The history of the Renaissance 4-course guitar and its direct descendant the baritone ukulele. The story of the lute's much lesser-known cousin, its surviving music, and its general disreputation.
07-30
13:00
2.0 A&S 2 Historical Symbols and Modern Controversies Dr. Ken Mondschein With so much medieval imagery being co-opted by the alt-right, SCA members need to think very carefully about what symbols they use. What is the larger perspective in medievalism in general? What are the different sides in the controversy? What do academics and activists think? How can one avoid mis-signaling? This class, taught by a modern history professor, will provide some needed perspective, not only for us as individuals living simultaneously in the Modern Middle Ages and modern society, but for having the SCA as a whole avoid bad publicity. After a brief talk, we will break into discussion for a frank and open sharing of views.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Virtual Museum Tour: Israel Museum, Jerusalem Armiger Epy Pengelly Join Epy Pengelly, Armiger for a virtual visit of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Epy is a museum professional who specializes in museum lighting and exhibition design, so expect some behind-the-scenes practical considerations for the displays, as well as some in-depth information on highlighted objects! Founded in 1965, the museum is located in the heart of the city on a 20 acre campus. It is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel, and houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings. It features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world, so be prepared to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, and much more!
07-30
13:00
1.5 A&S 5 ME Materials for Illumination and Calligraphy Baroness Rhonwyn Alyna Nic an Chrosain This class goes over the materials needed by the medieval scribe living in the Middle East. It covers where people might acquire the items and when they might come into play. It talks briefly about the Silk Road, the Mongol invasion, and Chinese influences on Middle Eastern C&I.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 6 Easy Blacksmithing Projects for Pennsic Lady Merswynd of Caudor If you can make a basic hook (or know someone who can) then you can make a cooking tripod for your campfire, a chandelier to hang from your tent pole, and a pair of lantern hangers to flank the entrance to your tent.
07-30
13:00
1.5 A&S 7 Making a "Glastonbury Lite" Chair Baron Erick der Rotnacken Tired of cheap folding chairs? Learn some tips and techniques to make a Glastonbury chair that folds flat, looks period, doesn't require pins or pegs, and holds at least 300 pounds.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cooking a Feast over a Fire Baroness Catherine of deva The only thing you have is a fire pit and you are asked to cook a feast. I have been doing this for years. We will go over the things I have done to have a multiple course feast all cooked over the fire.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Make a Jacobean Canopy Bed That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Make a Jacobean-style canopy bed that packs flat for travel and assembles quickly. Holds up to 700 pounds.
07-30
13:00
1.0 A&S 11 Crannogs of Ireland: Social and Material Culture Dáire Ó Lochlainn The crannog is an artificial island dwelling, built in the lakes or estuaries of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. In Ireland, these dwellings were in use for over five millennia, from the Neolithic to the 17th century. The physical structure and construction methods for the crannog will be explored. Material artifacts associated with the Irish crannogs will be introduced, as will current thought on the cultural aspects.
07-30
13:00
2.0 A&S 20 SCA Persona Development Lord Cataldo Querini Whether this is your first event or you remember when there were just two kingdoms, every good gentle can continue to build or develop their personas! The idea of this class is to consider the ways in which you can become a more authentic version of the medieval you. We will explore ways to improve your representation of material culture, consider how a medieval version of yourself might have viewed the world, and learn ways to validate and authenticate your sources. Additionally, with the expansion of the SCA's allowed regions, resources will be available to consider exploring non-Western personas (and navigate ways in which to do so gracefully). If you happen to have source books for your persona or others, please bring them! Note: The first half of the class will broadly cover developing your persona, the second half will consist of working through and filling out your persona development worksheet.
07-30
14:00
1.5 A&S 1 Blackwork Embroidery Thl Lynne Fairchild Learn about the history, where to find patterns, materials needed, and a step-by-step tutorial for geometric blackwork embroidery.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Virtual Museum Tour: National Museum of Korea Armiger Epy Pengelly Epy Pengelly, Armiger of Atlantia, for a virtual visit of the National Museum of Korea. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the NMK opened its current building in October 2005 where it aims to “reinterpret the traditional architectural spirit of Korea in a contemporary way”. Since it is one of the largest museums in Asia and has over 3 million visitors annually, it is impossible to look at everything in depth, but Epy will give a highlights tour of the permanent collection and go over a special exhibition. Epy is a museum professional who specializes in exhibition lighting and exhibition design, so expect discussion of behind-the-scenes considerations of installing and maintaining all the artwork.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 4 Pottery Through the Ages (Live Stream) Baroness Elsbeth Cameron We’ll go over pottery from the ancient Greeks to 1600 while doing a pottery demo and also do persona-appropriate pottery consultation. There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to the pottery available at a certain place and time, like what was coming along the trade routes, what inter-regional contacts were there, the income level of the persona, etc. We have a large library of source materials to share, and enjoy helping folks connect with pottery.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 6 Creating Faced Necklines Lady Katherine Coscombe Learn how to use facings to create polished, stable necklines in your cotes and tunics, or dress up plain garb with a contrasting keyhole neckline.
07-30
14:00
1.5 A&S 8 Eleanora and Maria: Comparing Silk Stockings Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Eleanora of Toledo and Maria d'Aragona were both buried with silk stockings, in the same decade, on the Italian peninsula. Their stockings are very different. I explore the similarities and differences.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
07-30
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Intro to Baron Erick's Chair Class Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde How did Baron Erick come up with the design for his Glastonbury "Lite" chair? An overview of chairs Baron Erick and I have used over the years.
07-30
15:00
1.5 A&S 2 The English Reformation Mistress Elizabethe Alles The basics of the English Reformation: timeline, politics, major players, and what differentiates it from the European Reformation.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Stained Glass of Chartres Cathedral Armiger Epy Pengelly The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres, France, was built in the 13th century and has some of the best preserved medieval stained glass in the world.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 4 Historical Uses of Poisons Thl 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.
07-30
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Beginning Tatting 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(tm) bag, and can be done in the car or at court! Focus is on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn. Students from previous years are always welcome to stop by for a refresher.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 Basics of Audio/Video Self-Recording Lord Gavin Kent In the virtual age of performing, the array of microphones, software, sound gimmicks and more are enough to overwhelm. This presentation will be an overview of many different types of microphones, some general guidance in searching out one for your use, basic video concepts, sound treatment and isolation and the difference between the two, software and more.
07-30
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Miracles, Mysteries and Morality: Medieval Drama Lady Katherine Coscombe A look at the death and rebirth of theatre in the Middle Ages, from religious condemnation to church-sponsored epic pageants and passion plays.
07-30
15:00
2.0 A&S 9 History of Period Sewing Tools Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools. Learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of reproductions and extant artifacts will be shown! The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop, and when did neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books arrive on the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements (and also get to handle a number of tools that will be present at the workshop). Get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia from antiquity through the 16th century. A full color handout will be made available online.
07-30
15:00
2.0 A&S 10 Norman Fashion in the 12th Century Thl Aveline de Ceresbroch Examine styles of dress, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and hair for men and women, rich and poor, and formal and daily wear, as documented in surviving art and contemporary accounts from the 12th century. We will also discuss fashion differences between Anglo-Normandy, Franco-Normandy, and Sicily-Normandy. Full color handout will be made available online.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 How to Plan Your Own Fleece to Frock Project Lady Vivian de Dunbar Learn how to plan and execute a successful project that goes from raw fleece to finished clothing. Class will cover things to consider when planning out your project, give guidance on how to pick the proper methods to achieve your project goals, and will discuss the many problems that I have encountered in my projects. The class will also provide a checklist you can use for your own projects. This class will be geared to all experience levels of spinner.
07-30
15:00
1.0 A&S 20 WTF? Watching The Fight: Understanding SCA Combat Lord Cataldo Querini Following a fight can be hard, even for experienced fighters. Whether it's for armored combat, rapier, or cut and thrust, this class will help you to be better able to understand why some blows are good and others aren't. We will discuss what counts as a "telling blow", what armor a combatant is assumed to be wearing, and why that Duke is lying on the ground "dead" when all you saw was that unbelt twitch her spear. Come for the information, stay for the anecdotes and handout. While this class will be most beneficial to those who watch fighting with no combat experience themselves, all are welcome to attend!
07-30
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts History and Handling of the Hurdy Gurdy Meliha Learn the history and development of this unique instrument via iconography, as well as the basic anatomy and playing. Questions welcome! A cell phone is recommended to access images online. However, if you have no phone, there will be two packets of full-color images to look at.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 1 Nefarious Characters, Like Assassins and Such Thl Maggie Rue How assassins existed in the past; other bits of information regarding assassins and other nefarious types.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Virtual Museum Tour: Neues Museum Armiger Epy Pengelly Join Epy Pengelly, Armiger, for a virtual visit of the Neues Museum. Located on Museum Island in Berlin, it houses the Nefertiti Bust, the Berlin Gold Hat, and much more. The museum building suffered damage during WWII, and you can see how they pay homage to its history and original design while creating interesting and immersive displays in the present. Epy is a museum professional who specializes in museum lighting and exhibition design, so expect some behind-the-scenes practical considerations for the displays, as well as some in depth information on highlighted objects!
07-30
16:00
1.5 A&S 4 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Fundamentals of Performance Lord Gavin Kent A welcoming session for all levels of performer on issues of physical and vocal health, stage fright, engaging with content, feedback and more.
07-30
16:00
1.5 A&S 8 How to Knit Tudor, Monmouth, or Thrum Caps: Tips Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tudor flat caps, Monmouth caps, and Thrum caps were all worn in the 16th C. I'll discuss some of the social and economic background of each cap and ways to make knitting them easier.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 20 The History of Clan Blue Feather Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Clan Blue Feather is the research, social, networking, and support group for the SCA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, non-binary, and related gender and sexual minority communities and their allies. Started in 1988, the Clan has since become a vibrant and important part of the SCA throughout the entire Society, from local groups to Pennsic and more. Come learn about what's been happening over the past 30+ years, what we're doing today, and what the future may hold.
07-30
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 How to Maintain an Outdoor Cooking Fire Baroness Catherine of deva Learn how to lay-up and maintain a fire for cooking. A cooking fire is very different than a fire you are just going to sit around. The kind of fire you will need depends on what you are going to cook. We will discuss/show the different types.
07-30
18:00
1.25 A&S 20 SCA 101 Lady Shahzada Isfahani Lady Shahzada Isfahani (Midrealm) teaches this overview of the SCA. She will use the Midrealm for a few specific examples of award structures, but the overall class covers the general SCA. It’s geared towards newer members, or anyone looking for a refresher or more in-depth understanding.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knot That Knot! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra A good knot can keep your tent up in a strong wind, or even save a life when you're performing first aid, working over heights, or near water. But you have to know how to tie it, so make sure you know what to do with your rope by learning these essential knots.
08-05
09:00
0.75 A&S 5 Rope: Knots and Splices for Traditional Camping Master Amory Robertson Rope is a super useful tool but, like all tools, you need to know how, when, and why to use them. Knots that hold, slip, and grip will be discussed. Limited number of rope samples to practice on.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Embroidery: How Do I Do That!?! Mistress Tysha z Kieva Embroidery for the absolute beginner. Do you want to decorate your garb or projects but aren't sure where to start? Come learn a few easy stitches. See some examples of basic embroidery projects. Sample fabric, needle and thread provided. Please bring scissors and a small embroidery hoop if you have them. Strict limit of 10 students! Handouts will be given to everyone but kits and hands-on teaching will be limited to 10.
08-05
12:00
2.0 Owlsherst Shire (N13) Burn, Baebe, Burn! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra That wonderful campfire is also a big responsibility. You will prepare, build, maintain, extinguish, and be safe with your campfire. Starting a fire without matches will be included. Weather permitting only. Limited materials.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Have Fun Storming the Castle Baroness Slany bean Uillic The neighbors are invading! We need to protect ourselves. We will discuss ways to both defend and take a castle. Note, this is an historical architecture class and these techniques should not be used by our glorious fighters during the battle of La Rochelle (although they would work!).
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Speak SCAdian! Baroness Margaret Lad What is Troll? What is an MoL? The SCA has lots of words and acronyms specific to our game. Attend this class and learn how to translate SCA jargon!
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 10 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Baroness Slany bean Uillic It's 1600 and you've just sat down to try a new delicacy: chocolate. Come for the chocolate, stay for the history, and leave with authentic recipes for your next feast.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Who’s That in the Hat? Baroness Margaret Lad An introduction to officers, medallions, titles, and coronets in the SCA.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 13 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-06
22:00
1.0 University Point (University Point Square) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 History and Importance of Bast Fibers Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Enter the fun world of bast fibers. Come learn how rotting and heckling can be good things, how an annoying plant changed the "scale"of fishing, how a weed helped develop period world-wide warfare, and how blond hair can be related to sexy underwear.
08-07
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-07
18:00
1.0 University Point (University Point Square) Night Sky Over Pennsic Lord William Bray Slayforth Family-friendly viewing of the night sky over Pennsic. Bring a camp chair or blanket if desired. A small telescope will be set up for viewing. As the battlefield is parking during the first week, the open area in front of Pennsic University Point will be used.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Have Fun Storming the Castle Baroness Slany bean Uillic The neighbors are invading! We need to protect ourselves. We will discuss ways to both defend and take a castle. Note, this is an historical architecture class and these techniques should not be used by our glorious fighters during the battle of La Rochelle (although they would work!).
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Peerage Basics and Roundtable Master Elias Gedney A discussion-based roundtable for peers and non-peers. What is the peerage about and what can peers do better? During this session, we will talk about the peerages, the highest awards in the SCA, and we will have peers there to talk about what their peerages mean to them and how the peerages have changed their SCA experiences. Given on behalf of Liam St Liam who can't make it to War this year.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 16 Introduction to the Hurdy Gurdy Lorenzo An introduction to the hurdy gurdy, including maintenance, tuning, and availability of instruments in the US and Europe.
08-08
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 The Care and Feeding of Canvas Tentage Master Elias Gedney So you finally splurged on a tent, and want to know how to keep it... Or maybe you have or inherited one, and it has been through the wringer and you want to fix it up? Maybe you are interested in how to fix them? Learn how to keep your remote home worthy of your investment.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Palmistry Dr Henry Best History, theory, and practice of one of the most ancient of divinatory arts: palm reading. Learn to read the secrets of a soul, writ upon the hand for only the wise to see. This is a hands-on class where you will actually read each others' palms.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 10 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-08
13:00
2.0 University Point A Walkabout of the Poisons at Pennsic Thl Maggie Rue Wandering throughout Pennsic identifying poisonous plants.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate Baroness Slany bean Uillic It's 1600 and you've just sat down to try a new delicacy: chocolate. Come for the chocolate, stay for the history, and leave with authentic recipes for your next feast.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Intro to sorcery, aka sortilege, or interpretation of randomized symbols, such as coins, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will cover everything from flipping a coin to the Church practice of rolling dice to obtain answers directly from God. Stay for Part Two, with cards, including tarot. Note: If you've taken this class before, it's time to take it again. I've got so much new information from research done during the pandemic!
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Imagine a storybook filled with pages and pictures, but with the spine removed, and the pages reordered by Dame Fortuna to tell each person's life story. That book is a deck of cards, and this class will teach you how to read it. Fortune-telling theory and practice with regular and tarot decks.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Goddesses, Giantesses, and Norns in Norse Myth Sarah Barringer You’ve heard about Thor and Odin, but what about the women! From Valkyries to Völvas, giantesses to goddesses, we’ll talk about the deeds, magic, and derring-do of the women in Norse myth.
08-09
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Naval Warfare in the SCA period: An Overview Master Elias Gedney A discussion of naval warfare as conducted in the SCA period. Basic concepts, economic and strategic influences, supply and design constraints, and the changes wrought by technical revolutions in construction and armament.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knot That Knot! Lady Siobhan ingean ui Ghadhra A good knot can keep your tent up in a strong wind, or even save a life when you're performing first aid, working over heights, or near water. But you have to know how to tie it, so make sure you know what to do with your rope by learning these essential knots.
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Scrying and Intuition Dr Henry Best A speculative class on divination via access to your subconscious intuition. Scrying and vision-seeking plus physical ideomotor systems such as pendulums and dowsing. How to hack your own nervous system to access information you didn't even know you had.
08-10
13:00
0.75 A&S 5 Rope: Knots and Splices for Traditional Camping Master Amory Robertson Rope is a super useful tool but, like all tools, you need to know how, when, and why to use them. Knots that hold, slip, and grip will be discussed. Limited number of rope samples to practice on.
08-10
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Ragnarök and the Death of Baldr Sarah Barringer God is dead! Or at least a god is dead. How does a god die? And what happens next? We’ll talk about the death of Baldr and Baldr’s dream and what these stories tell us about North mythology as a whole.
08-11
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Children's Fête Lady Katherine of the Doves King Anton and Queen Luned, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twenty-Third Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLIX. The Fête is from 10 am to 1 pm on Wednesday of War Week, A.S. LIV, (modernly known as August 11, 2021) in the Great Hall. This event is designed for children ages four and older. The event will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents/Guardians, you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large number of children attending, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issues. We ask that children do not bring personal items as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles who want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up, help clean up, and to provide general help (i.e., signing in children, relief staff, etc.). We can never have too many people helping. We ask that volunteers be at The Great Hall at 9 am for set up, and clean up should be done by 2 pm. Volunteers who will be registering children, please come to the Great Hall around 8:30 for training! Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! Without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year, the party would not happen. We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia.
08-11
12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Busking: The Art of Street Performing Dr Henry Best Performers: There’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, our panel of experts will share all the Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the professional street entertainer.
08-11
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Goddesses, Giantesses, and Norns in Norse Myth Sarah Barringer You’ve heard about Thor and Odin, but what about the women! From Valkyries to Völvas, giantesses to goddesses, we’ll talk about the deeds, magic, and derring-do of the women in Norse myth.
08-12
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Ships in the SCA Period: A Chronological Overview Master Elias Gedney A comprehensive overview of the development of ships in western Europe between 600 and 1600.
08-12
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Ragnarök and the Death of Baldr Sarah Barringer God is dead! Or at least a god is dead. How does a god die? And what happens next? We’ll talk about the death of Baldr and Baldr’s dream and what these stories tell us about North mythology as a whole.
08-12
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.

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