When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
08-10
10:00
3.0 Great Hall Twenty-Third Annual Knowne World Children's Fête Lady Katherine of the Doves Pray attend, good gentles all. King Cuan and Queen Adelhait, gracious Monarchs of Atlantia, extend an invitation to the children of the Knowne World to attend the Twentieth-Third Annual Knowne World Children’s Fête at Pennsic XLIX. The Fête will take place in The Great Hall on Wednesday, August 10, from 10 am until 1 pm. This event is designed for children ages four and older. In keeping with previous years, the morning will be filled with a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may have some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be a light snack and drinks available for children and their parents. Parents and Guardians, please note that you must remain with your child at the Fête. Due to the large numbers of children that attend, organizers cannot be responsible for food allergies or other health issue. We ask that children do not bring personal articles with them as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items and sad faces. Volunteers needed: Volunteers are always needed for the Fête! We have need of gentles who want to sponsor their own activity or help with activities that need additional people. Gentles are needed to set up, help clean up as well as 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; clean up should be done by 2 pm. Please consider giving your time to ensure the children have a magnificent time! We request that you wear something pink to honor the Fête’s founder, Duchess Arielle of Atlantia.
08-01
09:00
1.0 A&S 1 Anglo-Saxon (Early English) Embroidery Mistress Amie Sparrow Very little Anglo-Saxon embroidery exists. Come see the pieces upon which we base our speculation.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 1 Magical Beliefs and Amulets for Anglo-Saxons Mistress Amie Sparrow Come learn about items (stones, shells, glass, threads, plants, etc.) used by Anglo-Saxon women to perform magic.
08-01
11:00
3.0 Archery Archery Range Set-Up Master Godric of Hamtun Many hands make light work. Come out to help set up the Archery Range. You do not need to be a marshal to help; we welcome one and all.
08-01
11:00
1.0 A&S 1 Sustainability in Costuming Mistress Amie Sparrow Learn how to be frugal and costume in more sustainable ways. Learn about ways to use up your scraps! Remake old garb. Trade garb. Save money. Shop second-hand. This is a good class for new members.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Dressing as an Early Anglo-Saxon Woman Mistress Amie Sparrow This is a beginner's class about dressing as an Anglo-Saxon women between 450 and 700 A.D.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Here. Play This. Now. Thl Siri Toivosdotter Sight-reading class for recorders or other C and F instruments. Bring a music stand, or use one of our loaners. Safe space for honing your sight-reading skills.
08-02
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Archers must bring their own equipment to the range.
08-02
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Lucet Cord for Beginners Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel Lucet cord has been dated back to the Viking and throughout the medieval periods. This two-pronged tool is easy to use and makes a quick cord that is not limited in length. This class is an introduction to lucetting and we will make a single color square cord.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Improv Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Get comfortable performing by learning the basics of improv! We will learn the basic "rules" of improv with warmups, and play fun improvised games with the group (like “Whose Line is it Anyway”). Improv skills can help your bardic or theater performance and are helpful for anyone who needs to speak in front of a group!
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heralds Don't Pun; We Cant! Lady Violet Hughes A discussion on canting arms; puns in heraldic devices.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Running or Winning Siege Cooking Contests Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf "Siege cooking" contests pit contestants, provided with identical raw ingredients, against each other or a pre-announced standard. A popular feature of weekend events, such contests can spice up a household dinner or provide the entire feast. The instructor has run the Maison Rive siege cooking contest at Pennsic for more than twenty years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table. Come prepared to take notes.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Janissary Music Class Master Osman Two to three traditional Ottoman marches will be taught for brass horns, reed zurnas, davul and nakara drums, cymbals, and voice. The songs to be taught are Ceddin Deden, Genc Osman, and Hucum march. Perfect for those who have marching band experience and want to make a big noise.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Kamon: Designing and Documenting Japanese Armory Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design and register real Japanese heraldic designs called kamon? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culturally specific heraldic design resources? Then this class is for you. Learn how to use online resources to design, document, and register a pre-modern Japanese kamon.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Making an Italian Renaissance Chemise Lady Barbara Santangelo da Vignola Instructions and walk-through for making an Italian Renaissance chemise. Includes a look at both pleating and gathering.
08-02
11:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (Between Ankara & Visby Vale there will be signs)) The Dangerous Beauty: Series 1, Esprimiti! Thl Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo A series on the Arts of a Courtesan. You - yes, you have within you the power to secure a military alliance, curate courtly influence, maybe feel more assurance about attending Court, or just chat with that interesting person you met at fighter practice last week. We will be discussing and practicing how to look and act like an elite sex worker while in persona, based on a combination of both extant European period writings on social behavior with modern framing of deportment, etiquette, and seduction. This section will cover conversation skills, remembering names, wit, charm, walking and talking, flirting, non-verbal languages. There will be handouts available. Age 18+.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday 8/5 in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (modern experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Pork & Artichoke Pies, Meatballs: 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Pork with spices, lemon slices and fresh fennel wrapped in pastry; artichokes, butter, sheep cheese in pastry; meatballs, herbs in oil, spices, eggs.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Infusing Honey and How to Use It Mistress Isabella della Rosa Learn to infuse honey with herbs and flavors which then can be used in cooking and baking.
08-02
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.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Voice Heralding 101 Baron Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson From SCA.org: “Voice heralds” are used for “crying out announcements, announcing the fighters entering the list field, as well as acting as the voice of the nobility in court, reading the scrolls that accompany the awards being given out.” “Book heralds”: helping members of the SCA to research period names and design devices (armory), as well as registering them with the SCA College of Heralds. “Protocol heralds”: recording the awards and honors that are given in court, drafting period-style ceremonies for use in court, determining the precedence of award holders, as well as other legal niceties in all sorts of situations. This class deals with Voice Heralds. Learn how to project your voice, what to say, and how to say it!
08-02
13:00
3.0 Games Tent Tafl Games: Hnefatafl Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry Tafl includes Hnefatafl, Tablut, Tawlbwrdd, Brandubh, Ard Rí, and Alea Evangelii. If you can play one type, you can play all Tafl games. Come learn to play. Then, stay to play round-robin competition. Winner receives a game set.
08-02
13:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Sharpening Everything for Woodworking Thl Kai SaerPren How to sharpen everything! This class is an extension of my woodworking class. Thus, I will focus on sharpening woodworking tools, but the principles are the same for all cutting implements. We will cover several concepts and methods but my focus will be on how I do it... without expensive jigs and other do-hickies. We will review, then sharpen, anything you bring - and all of my tools.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Singing and Playing Unbarred Music Thl Siri Toivosdotter SCA period music was generally written without measure lines. Fully embrace period music! Come sing (most are vocal pieces) or play (any C or F instruments) in one to four parts with THL Siri. Knowledge of standard notation and rhythmic values necessary. Teen-friendly class!
08-02
14:00
1.5 A&S 2 Heraldry for Scribes Mistress Wynne ferch Rhodri This class will help explain the use of Heraldic Language, so you may draw any device or badge correctly. It will also provide titles to heraldic books and web sites that will answer the many questions that arise in regards to Heraldry. Youths and beginning heralds are also welcome.
08-02
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Small Batch Mead-Making Mistress Isabella della Rosa Benefits of small batch mead-making include reducing lifting weight space requirements and several flavors from a 5-gallon batch. Age 21+.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud How to Cry Like a Herald Lady Shoshanah bas Nachman We will practice techniques of voice production and enunciation to be well understood when making heraldic announcements (court, field, town crier).
08-02
15:00
1.5 Family Games Tent Domos Draconum Level 1: Intro - Old School D & D Dougald Scelhadun Welcome to your Doom! An introduction to the 1980 Basic version of D & D using only six-sided dice. Character generation followed by an adventure in the sample dungeon. This class is limited to gentles ages 11-17.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-02
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-03
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Archers must bring their own equipment to the range.
08-03
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Robin Hood Lady Sarah le Payller A class on the context and origins of Robin Hood, and maybe some of the early stories.
08-03
09:00
5.0 A&S 10 Adirondack Pack Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Make a backpack basket with adjustable canvas straps. The finished basket will be about 20" tall and the base is approximately 11"x 7". Please bring your own scissors for cutting reed and a towel. No experience necessary. Best suited for children over age 10; parental assistance required.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 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!).
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Beginner Knitting Mistress Amanita Villarosa Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Safely Foraging Local Mushrooms Thl Elsa Taliard Wild mushroom foraging is sexy these days. Gastrointestinal distress is not. Learn from a Pennsylvania-approved mushroomer how to stay safe! 18+.
08-03
09:00
3.0 A&S 15 Beaded Flowers 1: Rose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature rose in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth.
08-03
09:00
8.0 A&S 17 Knitting in the Baltic States: The Latvian Mitten Mistress Elonda Blue Haven Learn period Baltic States knitting techniques by producing Latvian-style mittens. This is an intermediate to advanced knitting class.
08-03
09:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Bodhrán: The Irish Frame Drum Lady Líadan Liathán Bodhránista Lady Líadan, a teacher for Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis, shows you how to choose a drum and tipper, basic Irish rhythms, and how to not get kicked out of a session. Bring a drum if you have one. (Some loaners available.)
08-03
09:00
1.0 Cabochons/Maison Rive (24) Care and Maintenance of Sewing Machines Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf A sewing machine is designed to last twenty to eighty years. Why they don't, how they can, and figuring out a machine you've never seen before.
08-03
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part B Thl Kai SaerPren This class is the second of two half-days, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience. Youths may attend if accompanied by a parent.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 2 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion at an event that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Tips and Tricks for Making Garb Easier and Better Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Not all methods are period, but this class aims to help the novice to intermediate sewer overcome some of the hurdles encountered when making simple garb. Why fabric "bias" is important. Also about understanding what "look" will work for you as you choose your persona.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Decorated Veils Baroness Alianor (Aliyah) bat Asriel Do you get tired of a plain veil? Did you know that veils were decorated? We will start with a visual trip through the history of medieval veils followed by a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to create a rolled hem and then how to add simple beading, or for those interested in a more complicated embellishment, the art of Turkish Oya. $20 "material fee" covers 1 yard of 100% linen, beads, sewing needles and thread, cotton crochet thread and embroidery needle. Please bring your own fabric scissors.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Plan a Safe and Satisfying Pennsic Lady Bountifoole Designed to help newcomers and lifers enjoy a stress-free War. How to pre-cook, plan your War, and what essentials to pack. Emphasis on pre-cooking. Lady Bounti has been cooking and assisting in SCA kitchens for 20+ years. She offers meals for singles, newbies, and stragglers every War. Learn how to plan, cook, and pack for Pennsic on a budget, with less stress and more time to spend with your peers.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Janissary Music Class Master Osman Two to three traditional Ottoman marches will be taught for brass horns, reed zurnas, davul and nakara drums, cymbals, and voice. The songs to be taught are Ceddin Deden, Genc Osman, and Hucum march. Perfect for those who have marching band experience and want to make a big noise.
08-03
11:00
4.0 Archery Peace Week Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range. Ranges will be open depending upon marshal availability.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 4 The Arrow's Flight Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand How your view of the target and the way the arrow flies affects your aim. How to "tune" your arrows, and what arrows are best for your bow. Why do they say "buy the bow first"? The terms "spine" and "weight" will be discussed, as well as how the size of fletch affects the arrow's flight.
08-03
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.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Pilgrimage History and Songs Thl Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche An overview of the practice of pilgrimage in history and the extant vocal music that came about to accompany it. We will specifically look at the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria, and themes throughout the Cantigas.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 20 Navigating the SCA for LGBTQIA+ Baroness Yenyega Velasconi de Santurce In this class I will share my experiences in my 20+ years in the SCA as a queer person with friends and family all over the rainbow. This is not a comprehensive class but I will provide resources and answer questions in order to ease any concerns or point out pitfalls in this great game of ours. I don't know everything, but should be able to point out resources to answer questions I cannot. We are a big umbrella Society and navigating it can be intimidating. Come join us and know you are not alone.
08-03
11:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (Between Ankara & Visby Vale there will be signs)) The Dangerous Beauty: Series 2, La Bella Figura! Thl Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo The Dangerous Beauty: a series on the Arts of a Courtesan. You - yes, you have within you the power to secure a military alliance, curate courtly influence, maybe feel more assurance about attending Court, or just chat with that interesting person you met at fighter practice last week. We will be discussing and practicing how to look and act like an elite sex worker while in persona based on a combination of both extant European period writings on social behavior with modern framing of deportment, etiquette, and seduction. This section will cover attractiveness, confidence, sex appeal, body language, and comportment. There will be handouts available. Age 18+.
08-03
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Food Safety for SCA Cooks Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about food safety.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Speaking Forsoothly for Newcomers Thl Justinian Clarus In the collective participatory fantasy which is the Society for Creative Anachronism, there is an expectation to act in a way consistent with having a pre-seventeenth century persona. Part of this is "Speaking Forsoothly". "Speaking Forsoothly" can be defined as speaking in such a way that 21st-century North American English speakers would perceive your manner of speech as being from an earlier time, likely before the seventeenth century.
08-03
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Music to Pass the Time Mistress Deonna von Aachen Did you ever find time at an event where there just wasn't anything to do while you waited for the feast to be served or court was running late? What could be better than to break into song? Here is a collection of songs that are easy and fun to sing. Music will be available.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday 8/5 in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (modern experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 4 Oil Lamps Made Easy Master Bedwyr Danwyn Learn how period, safe and easy oil lamps are! Obtaining lamps, fuel and wicks are quite inexpensive and easy, but to burn oil lamps requires knowledge of some simple but not obvious tricks. The focus of this class is on the "how to" of being able to light your Pennsic camp with a single bottle of common cooking oil.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Viking Wire Weaving Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir A hands-on class for learning to do basic wire weaving, including drawing down and finishing. I will have basic tools and supplies for students, a handout, and kits available for purchase.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 Construction in Leather Using Welted Seams Azazuli ain Eichlisch-Kuenzi Create a functional object using soft leather and specific tools that incorporates strong flexible seams using welted seam construction. This stitching technique works best on supple soft leather such as that of deer or elk and is used extensively in garments and accessories. Students will learn the stitching technique with a hands-on project: making a leather bag to hold their beginning tools. Project kits will be available for purchase at $20 each. These will include a plate punch, a needle, and a pair of scissors as well as the leather project itself. Handouts are free.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Food and Feasting for Newcomers Duchess Melisande de Belvoir One of the signature parts of many events is the feast, but newcomers sometimes find the very idea of a feast vaguely uncomfortable. Will you have to eat with your hands? Where will you sit? Will the food be weird and unfamiliar, and will it be way too spicy? This class will give you some ideas about what to expect, how to sign up, what to take with you, and why the feast is an integral part of the medieval experience.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-03
13:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale))) Suck it Up: The History of Cupping Lady Rosie Dubroc This class will teach you about the ancient history of cupping, from its beginnings using animal horns to more sophisticated bamboo and glass cups. Learn how different types of cupping were done and what each was used for. The class will include a brief demonstration of fire cupping. Age 18+.
08-03
13:00
3.0 Games Tent Daldos, The Ship Game Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry This game existed all the way to Russia and Scandinavia. A board was found on the Mary Rose shipwreck. Come learn to play. This class will be a competition, round-robin style, to get in the most games and the most wins. Winner gets one of the board sets.
08-03
13:00
2.5 Guild Mirandolai Introduction to Pysanky Lady Nichola Beese Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-03
13:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Recorder Jam with Siri! Part 1 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature. In a 1.5-hour session, we will focus on beginner/easy sequential drills. Bring a music stand (some loaners available) and your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). You might wish to try a different instrument. New (Harmony brand) soprano recorders will be available for $4. Youth welcome!
08-03
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Loom-Woven Pouch Baron Egill the Loomwright Create a tabby-woven pouch on a one-piece loom. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-03
14:00
0.75 A&S 7 Pear Pie, Peach Pie, Compote: 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Pears, red wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, pastry. Peaches, sugar, cinnamon, butter, pastry. Melon rind, grape must, spices, honey, sage, rosemary.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 9 Speaking in Song: Jewish Liturgical Cantilation Rav Daud Ibn Dob Ibn Yusif A beginner course on the history, variety, and method of public readings of Hebrew scripture using using traditional cantilation.
08-03
14:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Beginner Celtic Trad. Music Session Heidi Meet other traditional Celtic music players at this beginner’s class! Play some slower tempo Celtic tunes and meet other players at Pennsic. Set list: Waltz: {South Wind; Planxty Irwin} Jig Set: {Black Rogue; Jim Wards; Kesh Jig} Reel Set: {Rolling in the Ryegrass(Shannon Breeze); Earls Chair; Otter’s Holt} Polka Set: {Britches Fulla Stitches; John Ryan} Horn Pipes: {Humors of Tullycrine; Chief O'Neils; Isle of Man} Air: Parting Glass
08-03
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Romani: An Introduction to "Gypsy" Persona Baroness Pesha of Little Egypt Want a Romani persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 Germanic Breeches: Make-and-Take Alexis Forget drawstrings; try a rolled waist for your fighting garb! We’ll learn to make one-piece breeches based on an extant find from Roman-era Germany. Supportive breeches with a utilitarian cut, worn by Celtic and Germanic men, Roman soldiers in Gaul, and early Vikings. Bring your own fabric, wool or linen, 2-2.5 yards. Please bring chalk, measuring tape, scissors, and sewing supplies (needles, pins, thimble, thread). We will have a limited amount of supplies on hand.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Service Dogs & CAWS: What You Need to Know Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti An overview of SD laws and rules (state & federal), and a discussion on the Cannon Advanced Warning System; how to sign up and use the service. This class is not a medically licensed class and the instructor is not a licensed professional. However, the class will discuss service dogs as defined by laws, how to recognize and interact with the animals and their handlers. The class will also discuss CAWS, its origins, how to sign up and use, and why it is critical for those with sound-triggered anxiety, autism, SDs, PTSD, and other conditions affected by the blasts of the war cannons at Pennsic. Age 18+.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Sumptuously Draped: Dressing Like a Roman Lady Dumnona An exploration of Roman attire language with 'how-to's" along the way. The final half hour of class will be for help with draping. If you'd like assistance, bring your fabric!
08-03
15:00
2.0 Family Games Tent Domos Draconum Level 2: More Old School D & D Dougald Scelhadun Once more into the dungeon! Continues the dungeon adventure begun during the Level 1 class. Pre-generated characters will be available for those who missed the previous session. (This class is limited to gentles ages 11-17.)
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 4 Painting Your Period Canvas Tent Aymii of the East Strand Want to paint your tent? Painted it already and want to commiserate with others? Come talk tent decoration and share your experiences! The instructor has suffered through the joy of painting three period tents and will share all her trials and tribulations so you can avoid her mistakes!
08-03
16:00
1.0 Bog U The Art of Woad Lord Bran Mydwynter Have you ever wanted to decorate someone with woad, but didn't know what to paint? Or do you already have experience, but want to level up your design game? This is the class for you. Painting bodies with woad is an art. Over more than twenty years I've woaded countless Celts and courts, battles and bards. I've decorated both grand ceremonies and the glorious everyday. Let me help you expand your artistic toolbox and demystify the process. In this class we'll talk about historical designs, particularly the art of the early Britons, looking for ideas and context. We'll talk a little bit about how to visually break down what we're seeing. Then we'll talk about some best practices for placing that artwork upon your subject. By the end of the class, I hope you'll feel more prepared to face the daunting stare of the blank canvas, feel able to enjoy the alchemy of turning flat reference into 3D art, and—most of all—feel ready to decorate your community with beautiful, celebratory woad. Limited handouts will be available, but please help save resources by bringing along a device (phone, tablet) with web access. Respecting others' personal space has always been important, but these days it's paramount; please bring a trusted partner if you'd like to practice on someone else. Otherwise, practicing on your own arm or leg has a long and delightful tradition.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 4 Middle Eastern Clothing, Design, and Inspiration Aymii of the East Strand We'll discuss the design and construction of basic Middle-Eastern garb using primarily Ottoman Turkish sources. We will look at examples from within the SCA time period through the “Tulip Period” of Turkish art, approximately 150 years later. Extensive primary source material will be available for viewing.
08-03
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-03
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Welcome to War T(w)een Mixer Family Point Join us at Family Point for a chance to meet other teens and 'tweens at Pennsic. We provide lights, power, and snacks; you provide charging cables and conversation. Open for those 12-17 years of age. All curfew and supervision rules must be followed.
08-04
07:00
1.5 Archery Intermediate Archery Class Lord Miles de Locwode Archers must bring their own equipment to the range.
08-04
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 5 Lucet, Beyond Square Cord Mistress Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 7 How to Write Poetry Like a Well-Mannered Brute! Master Morien MacBain A poetry workshop for the aspiring heart! An introduction to various period-specific forms, devices, figurative language, the mysteries of enjambment, and the acrostic! Come with longing, leave with poems of your own devising!
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Basic Pell Construction Lord Patrokles Athenaios How to build a pell for rattan combat or fencing, quickly and affordably.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 The History and Development of the Houppelande Lady Barbara Santangelo da Vignola A discussion of the history and development of the houppelande, the last universal style in Europe for men and women. Pattern discussion included. From pictorial sources, we will look at the way the houppelande developed and where it headed in each region of Europe. We will look at two different pattern ideas and what makes them each work.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Four-Color Flat Lucet Cord Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel Cord from a lucet can be quite flexible in color and structure. We will be making a flat cord with up to four colors. The threads hang below the lucet on bobbins to keep from getting tangled. Bring your own lucet and bobbins which can be made out of cardboard or foam, or we will have kits for $20 containing both a lucet, fiber and four bobbins.
08-04
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! Focus is on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches. If no one teaches tatting in your home area, here's your opportunity to learn. Students from previous years are always welcome to stop by for a refresher.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Beginner's Beginning Knitting: Washcloth Edition Muirgel Bera Learn the basics of knitting from choosing the proper needles to understanding what yarn "weights" mean. The class will then move to casting on for a washcloth and practicing the techniques discussed. By the end of class, the student should be able to continue knitting on their own. This class will lay the groundwork for the student to understand the basics, giving them the ability and confidence to continue knitting on their own. Some supplies will be provided, but if the students would like to bring their own, it is recommended for them to bring a single set of needles (size 6, 7, or 8) and a small ball of cotton worsted weight yarn. (Sugar & Cream recommended, or any other inexpensive yarn brand.)
08-04
09:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Sixteen Irish Goddesses Lady Líadan Liathán Sure, you know Brigid, but the Irish revered so many other goddesses. Learn their names and hear the stories of fifteen more deities and demi-deities. Come with an open heart. Leave with their names in your hearts and on your lips.
08-04
09:00
2.0 Maison Rive (space #24 (opposite camp store)) Waste-Free Garment Cutting Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf Hand-spun, hand-woven, hand-finished...they never wasted a single thread. You don't have to! An overview of some of the thriftiest cutting and sewing tricks used in the SCA's target centuries. We cover only pre-17th century Western European clothing.
08-04
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip on our mini inkle loom. Classroom loaner looms provided. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 Michel de Notredame: Linguistic Traits Éric d'Étichon/Eric Halicki We will look at lexical, morpho-phonological, and syntactic traits in the writings of Renaissance author M. de Notredame, aka Nostradamus, in an effort to place his language within the context of Middle French. NB: Knowledge of French (Old, Middle, Modern), though helpful, is not necessary.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 De Lapidibus Master Cariadoc A class on gemstones, taught in (Muslim) persona, based on period sources.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 10 Beginning Silk Banners Lady Michaela Isabella Botticelli Learn some history and make a simple banner using permanent dyes.
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 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.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 17 Open Knitting Circle Mistress Amanita Villarosa Stuck on a project? Need help understanding a pattern or just want to knit and chat with others? Come and join a knitter's circle.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî which are played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-04
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-04
10:45
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Enchant with Your Dance Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills For all levels. How to be an enchanting and memorable performer. Exercises in breath, movement, stillness, emotion, weight, tension... Use the moves you already know to best effect. Write a visual poem in dance! This is the class I most often get asked to teach.
08-04
11:00
4.0 Archery Peace Week Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range. Ranges will be open depending upon marshal availability.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Meigaku: Design and Document Japanese Names Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Do you want to design a Japanese personal name which is appropriate for a particular time and social role? Do you want to design a Japanese group name for your war band or theater troupe? Are you a herald who wants to increase your repertoire of culture-specific naming practices? Would you like to know how rank, title, and office relate to all of this and how to include them in people's names? Would you like to learn how to pronounce Japanese names and summon people into court? Then this class is for you! Learn how the structure of Japanese personal and group names varied by time, period, and social status. Learn to design pre-modern names and attach titles.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 The English Language Is a Mess: What Happened? Lady Dumnona A brief linguistic history of Britain.
08-04
11:00
1.5 A&S 7 Lark In the Morning: Troubadour Poetry and Lore Master Morien MacBain A survey of the history and stories of the troubadour poets, rich in anecdote, and with reference to particular motifs and forms of their art. Special attention will be paid to the sestina form!
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Tips for Teaching a Better A&S Class Lady Rosie Dubroc Whether you are planning your first class or have been teaching for a while, A&S classes can be a lot of work to develop and present. This class aims to provide some helpful tips to make it simpler and more efficient to turn your ideas into classes that are both easy for you to teach and easy for your students to understand.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 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.
08-04
11:00
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.
08-04
11:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (Between Ankara & Visby Vale there will be signs)) The Dangerous Beauty: Series 3, La Tresca! Thl Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo The Dangerous Beauty: a series on the Arts of a Courtesan. You - yes, you have within you the power to secure a military alliance, curate courtly influence, maybe feel more assurance about attending Court, or just chat with that interesting person you met at Fighter Practice last week. We will be discussing and practicing how to look and act like an elite sex worker while in persona based on a combination of both extant European period writings on social behavior with modern framing of deportment, etiquette, and seduction. This section will cover table manners, eating and drinking, serving and being served, andthe fine art of being a host. There will be handouts available.
08-04
12:00
1.0 A&S 3 Concerning Mohammed and the Well-Guided Caliphs Master Cariadoc Concerning Our Lord the Prophet Mohammed (Blessings upon Him, his Kindred and his Companion Train) and the Well-Guided Caliphs. A history of the early years of Islam, taught in persona from the standpoint of a 12th-century North African Muslim.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 9 The Pilgrimage Project Thl Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche For lo, these many years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn the songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday afternoon of War Week, meeting at University Point, time TBD.
08-04
12:00
1.5 A&S 13 The Viborg Shirt Seams (11th-C Danish Skyrta) Mistress Sylvie la chardonniere The Viborg shirt is the only linen shirt from the Viking age (~11th C) found in Scandinavia or Europe in such good condition. The shirt has 10 pattern pieces and uses 8 different seam types. This class will discuss the find, examine a recreation and work through samples of the 8 different seam types. This is a combination show-and-tell with some hands-on sewing of samples.
08-04
12:00
2.0 Hunters Home (M-01) Introduction to Roman Cooking and Eating Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Introductory level, hands-on class featuring recipes from Apicius. Students will participate in making a number of dishes to then be enjoyed while reclining on a triclinium, or three-sided Roman dining couch. While eating, we will discuss Roman dining customs and practices. Allergy Alert: Some of the recipes featured will contain nuts.
08-04
12:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Bellydance: Building Blocks Líza Lightstone Learn the building blocks of bellydance in a safe, non-judgemental environment. This class is for anyone who would like a refresher and true beginners who want to learn how to make their hips do the thing and what muscles are actually involved in snake arms anyway? We will begin with a full body stretch and warm-up followed by learning common ubiquitous dance moves from a foundational beginning. Afterwards, a short choreography and some partner and group dancing. No partner required, open to all ages.
08-04
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday 8/5 in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (modern experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
08-04
13:00
1.5 A&S 2 Heraldry for Scribes Mistress Wynne ferch Rhodri This class will help explain the use of Heraldic Language, so you may draw any device or badge correctly. It will also provide titles to heraldic books and web sites that will answer the many questions that arise in regards to Heraldry. Youths and beginning heralds are also welcome.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Favors and Tokens Lord Jacob the Wanderer A discussion on the meaning of favors and tokens and their uses within the SCA.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Stick to Sword: Rattan Weaponmaking 101 Lord Patrokles Athenaios This class is designed to turn a rattan stick into a list-legal rattan weapon in under an hour. Show up with a stick, leave with a weapon!
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Danish Bog Shirt: Make-and-Take Alexis We’ll make a very early period women’s shirt, based on extant finds from Denmark. One piece, four seams. This is a great project to have in your skill set to use up fabric remnants and practice hand sewing! We’ll learn some easy no-sew outfits that you can put together right here at Pennsic, over your new shirt! Bring your own fabric; undyed wool or linen is best. 1 yard for sizes S-L, 1.5 yards for all sizes XL and up. Please bring chalk, measuring tape, scissors, and sewing supplies (needles, pins, thimble, thread). We will have a limited amount of supplies on hand.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography: how the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-04
13:00
3.0 Games Tent Senat Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry Egyptian gaming, learn to roll sticks. Come learn to play. Then, stay to play round-robin competition. Winner receives a game set.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Recorder Jam with Siri! Part 2 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature in four parts. Bring a music stand (some loaners available) and your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). You might wish to try a different instrument. New (Harmony brand) Soprano recorders will be available for $4.
08-04
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 Making It Real Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Have you ever had a “Magic Moment” at an event? They are rare, but precious. The instructor, a longtime participant, will lead a discussion of how event design, planning, and activities can help give more people the Magic Moments that keep many of us coming back.
08-04
14:00
1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to German Brick Stitch Embroidery Lady Éva Tóth Come learn about the history and...somewhat muddled...origins of German Brick Stitch! This survey of Brick Stitch will explore early examples of brick stitch embroidery in Europe, both as a stand-alone stitch and the embroidery style called German Brick Stitch. Thought to have originated in Westphalia and Lower Saxony, this style of embroidery was used during the 13th-15th centuries for decoration on items both secular and ecclesiastical.
08-04
14:00
2.0 A&S 9 KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theater experience by creating a staged reading of the script The Ecclesiazusae; or Female Parliament. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition is necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed on Friday 8/2 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7 pm. Sponsored by Known World Players.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 10 Helm Padding and Strapping 101 Lord Patrokles Athenaios This class covers basic helmet safety for heavy combat. How to pad and strap a helmet for rattan fighting.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Pooh, Pooh, Pooh! I See You! Baroness Alianor (Aliyah) bat Asriel The Evil Eye is Everywhere. A look at the evil eye focusing on medieval Judaic view of superstition, amulets, talismans, and incantations.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 20 Where's Lord Waldo? Mistress Morwenna Trevethan A look at the history and trivia of SCA geography.
08-04
14:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eleri lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) The History of Prostitution Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni A survey of the history of prostitution, from the late Roman era to 1600 AD. We will be covering such topics as the formation of red light districts, brothel management, contraception, municipal laws, church law, and the garb and identification of a prostitute within this time period. Age 18+.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Sources for Islamic Persona: A Discussion Master Cariadoc Anyone with such a persona, interested in developing one, or with suggestions of how to develop one, is welcome to join in.
08-04
15:00
1.5 Family Games Tent Domos Draconum Level 1: Intro - Old School D & D Dougald Scelhadun Welcome to your Doom! An introduction to the 1980 Basic version of D & D using only six-sided dice. Character generation followed by an adventure in the sample dungeon. This class is limited to gentles ages 11-17.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-04
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 which also blocks light pollution from spotlights in the parking lot. As this basically a star party, other telescopes and binoculars are quite welcome. Do not use hand sanitizer on eyepieces or lenses. Sunset is around 8:30PM.
08-04
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater i Verdi Confusi: Peace Week Follies Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi The first week needs entertainment too! Join us for Commedia dell'Arte follies at the Amphitheatre!
08-04
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-04
19:00
1.5 A&S 15 Compare 16th-C Persian & Ottoman Turkish Clothing Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Persian? Turkish? Perkish? 16th-century Safavid Persian and Ottoman Turkish garments can be confusing. Additionally we may be puzzled by fabric options. We look at clothing and textiles from both cultures to see similarities and differences. Included are hints for selecting modern fabrics and potential garment patterns. I concentrate on the 16th century because I have found almost no information about earlier Ottoman clothing.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: Tea Ceremony Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a small fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth-century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Raunch and Romance Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri Take turns reading period and Scadian romantic and erotic poetry. Bring your sauciest stanzas, your lustiest limericks, and your amorous alliteration! We will provide some options to pick from, or feel free to bring your own! 18+ only.
08-04
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 T(ween) Game Night and Character Building Family Point Have your favorite board or card game to share? Bring them along, teach, or learn how to play! For those interested, Lady Cecily is planning an RPG adventure (think D&D but different mechanics). Use this time to think through the character sheet and prepare yourself. Ages 12+.
08-05
07:00
2.0 Archery 4th Annual Pennsic Flight Shoot Baron Naran Numuchi The 3rd Annual Flight Shoot has Period Handbow, Modern Handbow, and Crossbow categories. All shooters at the Flight Shoot will have their distance measured, and there will be prizes for each category. In addition, the Period Handbows and Period Crossbows will get points for the Period Bow Shoot, which takes place Sunday morning of War Week. For Period bows, the distance in yards will be divided by 10, so 300 yards equals 30 points, 200 yards = 20 points, and those scores will be added to the points they score at the Period Bow Shoot. Period Bow means NO plastic arrow nocks; all arrows must be shot off the hand with no fixed arrow-shelf of any kind, no pistol grips. Period bow score requires garb to match.
08-05
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-05
09:00
4.0 A&S 2 Russian Gold Work Embroidery Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair This is a 4-hour workshop to get you started on your project. We will be learning the basics of how to apply pearls, beads, padding and "waste of time" (cording). Kits will contain all the materials to finish a large 9" x 15" bag. These techniques can be applied to a variety of projects. Kits include hoop, handout, "waste of time" (cording), pearls, seed beads, padding, cotton cording, needles, fabric, linen or cotton for backing, bees wax, threads. Please bring scissors. We will take a break for lunch after 2 hours.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 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
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Cryptography in the Middle Ages Master Melchior zum grauen Wolf This course is a survey of cryptography up to around 1600. We will review the history and evolution of cryptography in general and look at several cryptographic systems in-depth to provide a working understanding of how these ciphers are employed. Handouts are limited but digital copies are available.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 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. The second hour, you have the option of walking Cooper’s Lake Campground with me to take a look at flower shapes, plants and pollinators.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Rattan Weapon Making: Part 2 Lord Patrokles Athenaios This class is a step up from beginner rattan sword making, and teaches skills like grip shaving plus attaching mace, pole arm, and axe heads to a haft. In short, how to go from making a basic rattan sword to making a rattan weapon that fits you best, be it a sword, axe, mace, pole arm or spear.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 12 Deeper Look at Textiles & Trim of Viking Age Dress Mistress Álfrún ketta By looking deeper at both the textiles and the details from extant items, this class aims to help individuals make informed choices for crafting their garments. Textile examples will clarify the weaves and weights of period fabrics and there will also be discussion of possible modern substitutions. Additionally, practical details for finishing or embellishing garments will be explored and their history investigated. The goal of this class is to help the individual understand how daily life during the Viking Age could affect how textiles were crafted and worn.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Keyhole Neckline Facing for a Simple Tunic Mistress Constance Waite Adding a keyhole neckline facing can make nice finished edge and decorative accent to a simple tunic. Make and take a simple pattern for the facing.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Rob Peter to Feed Paul: More Feast for Less $ Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to plan and produce a fabulous, reasonably historic feast on the cheap. A king's dinner on village headman's budget is not only possible, it's fun! Learn how to waste less and serve more without going crazy. Come prepared to take notes. (A description of butchering will be included.)
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch. You'll learn how to use the picot as decorative element and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Carry All Your Crap on Your Head Claire Dima The problem: You have only two hands, and a lot of stuff to transport. The solution is right on your shoulders! We will cover the proper walk technique to help you balance loads on your head, talk about how to bundle goods to carry, what baskets work well, and practice putting things on your head with grace and aplomb. Not dancer-specific, but for anyone who needs an extra hand while traversing the world. Information applicable to multiple cultures. Kindly bring a coil-built basket if you have one, and a lightweight cotton veil or scarf. (This class is inspired by all the fine folk who have stopped me at previous Pennsics and asked how I'm carrying my loads hands-free)
08-05
09:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Beginning Irish Language Lady Líadan Liathán Ever been stymied by an Irish or Scottish name, phrase, or lyric? Come learn pronunciation, basic grammar, how to meet and greet, ask a few questions and reply, count, and be polite in the Irish language in a fun and relaxed setting.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Stick weaving is a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Upgradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Sticks and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Amphitheater Shakespeare Monologues – for Fun and Auditions Tristan le Chanticler An easy, no-pressure way to start – or brush up. Need a speech to audition for Pennsic 50 Romeo and Juliet? We have dozens - all taken from that play. Free copies for the asking. And coaches. Our handouts include "translations" to demystify Shakespeare's weird words and phrasing. We'll have experienced actors on hand to help you, answer questions, and let you have fun with the, frankly, completely bonkers Romeo and Juliet plot points.
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Macramé Lady Rosie Dubroc Come learn about the history of macramé long before the tacky plant hangers of the 1970s. This class will teach you the two basic macramé knots and how to put them together to form a multitude of patterns. You will leave with a macramé coaster to take home with you.
08-05
10:00
1.5 A&S 7 Night's Black Agents: Elizabethan Espionage Master Morien MacBain A survey of Elizabeth's intelligence service, spymasters, codes, operations and agents, as well as the litany of conspiracies and plots they faced!
08-05
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Overview: The Bara Method from The Modern Maker Mistress Sylvie la chardonniere The Bara notation shows up on Alcega and a couple of other period tailoring manuals. Matthew Gnagy dug into the topic in his books The Modern Maker, Vols. 1 and 2. The Bara notation is a way of expressing pattern in a simple way where the measurements on the pattern are represented as a proportion of a measurement of the person who will eventually wear the garment. It's mind blowing. We will review The Modern Maker books and discuss why they are appropriate to an SCA setting. Then we’ll delve into the Bara method as laid out in these books: what it is, how to use it, how it was probably used historically. Then we'll walk through drafting the bodice of a woman's kirtle which would be appropriate to the late-15th to early-16th century England, France, Spain, Brittany, and Flanders.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Chadō Okeiko: Tea Ceremony Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html. (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
08-05
10:00
1.0 Gold Range Introduction to Central Asian Archery/Thumb Ring Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Order of the Laurel for Mongol and Turkish Archery, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and, since then, has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî which are played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-05
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Open Adult Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Known World Players Readers' Theatre provides a low-stress opportunity and theater experience by creating a staged reading of the script The Ecclesiazusae; or Female Parliament. A staged reading is a performance where the actors perform with the script in their hand and there are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. No audition is necessary; attend both rehearsals. To be performed on Friday 8/2 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7 pm. Sponsored by Known World Players.
08-05
10:00
2.0 Playground Toddler Playgroup (Under 4) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-05
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-05
10:45
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Enchant with Your Dance Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills For all levels. How to be an enchanting and memorable performer. Exercises in breath, movement, stillness, emotion, weight, tension... Use the moves you already know to best effect. Write a visual poem in dance! This is the class I most often get asked to teach.
08-05
11:00
4.0 Archery Peace Week Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range. Ranges will be open depending upon marshal availability.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 Mythbusting Period Piracy Master Elias Gedney The differences between period and non-period piratical portrayals will be outlined. Common myths and mistakes about piracy in the SCA period will be highlighted.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 So You Want to Be an Apothecary in the SCA Thl Maggie Rue How to develop an apothecary character, including accoutrements, A&S project ideas, and other suggestions.
08-05
11:00
1.5 A&S 9 The New Bard's Road Map Thl Drake Oranwood A how-to primer for new or aspiring bards. Developing a repertoire, finding performance opportunities, seeking mentors and patrons, gaining visibility, becoming part of the bardic community.
08-05
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Neurodiversity in the SCA Thl Dunstan Bramblette Join me in a discussion on how the Society has been built in a way to provide a safe port in a storm of non-acceptance, and how it provides help and growth by the way it functions.
08-05
11:00
2.0 A&S 15 Intro to Tablet (Card) Weaving Diana Chandler Join us for a beginner tablet weaving lesson. We will cover the basic process and begin a weaving project. All materials provided.
08-05
11:00
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!
08-05
11:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Frame Drumming 101 Lord Tommaso Franceschi Tar, bendir, lag-na, Patayani thappu . . . Frame drums are built and played every where/when we study. We'll introduce some of the more common varieties of hand drums as well as their fundamental techniques. Some discussion of stick-played drums is included, but this is not the emphasis. Bodhrans are allowed but not recommended. A limited number of loaner drums will be available.
08-05
11:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (Between Ankara & Visby Vale there will be signs)) The Dangerous Beauty: Series 4, Allora! Thl Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo The Dangerous Beauty: a series on the Arts of a Courtesan. You - yes you! have within you the power to secure a military alliance, curate courtly influence, maybe feel more assurance about attending Court, or just chat with that interesting person you met at Fighter Practice last week. We will be discussing and practicing how to look and act like an elite sex worker while in persona based on a combination of both extant European period writings on social behavior with modern framing of deportment, etiquette, and seduction. This section will cover games, period arts and pursuits, research subjects, SCA skills, and consort arts. Handouts will be available. Age 18+.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Pennsic Tips and Tricks Things I Wish I'd Known 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' electronic games charged through all of Pennsic.
08-05
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Workshop Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh This improv workshop is designed to address intermediate and advanced level improv skills focused on creating unique characters, building relationships, committing to a scene, and exploring long-form improv. Long-form improv is a building block for work in commedia and sketch comedy. The character and scene work will improve your overall acting skills as well as building confidence in everyday life. This workshop will culminate in a performance on Friday 8/5 in the Performing Arts Tent; however, the performance is optional if you would prefer to attend the workshops without performing live. You must have prior improv experience (modern experience or prior Pennsic classes, etc.) and be familiar with the basics of “Yes, and” to participate in this class. Those without experience may be allowed at the instructor’s discretion. You do not have to attend every workshop; however, different skills will be addressed each day and attendance at all is beneficial. The Friday workshop is mandatory if you would like to perform in the show. This class is for ages 18 and up; however, younger students may be allowed with both parental and instructor permission. Please attend the first workshop (with a parent, for those under 18) or contact the instructor in advance to participate.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Construction in Leather Using Welted Seams Azazuli ain Eichlisch-Kuenzi Create a functional object using soft leather and specific tools that incorporates strong flexible seams using welted seam construction. This stitching technique works best on supple soft leather such as that of deer or elk and is used extensively in garments and accessories. Students will learn the stitching technique with a hands-on project: making a leather bag to hold their beginning tools. Project kits will be available for purchase at $20 each. These will include a plate punch, a needle, and a pair of scissors as well as the leather project itself. Handouts are free.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 12 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.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Innocence of Guenevere Lord Jacob the Wanderer An examination of the Arthurian legend discussing the innocence of the queen.
08-05
13:00
1.5 A&S 18 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I was the first to publish the pattern!
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Welcome to the SCA: Now What? Lady Umm Butrus A'isha al-Anida A class to help newcomers learn about the Society and ask questions of a 30-year veteran of the SCA in a judgment-free zone.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-05
13:00
2.0 Bog U Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale))) Risqué Pompeii: Art Under the Volcano Lady Rosie Dubroc Upon the discovery of Pompeii, and its neighbor Herculaneum, Victorian explorers were both surprised and horrified by what they found. The sexually explicit artwork they uncovered would forever change their view of Ancient Rome and eventually lead to our modern concept of pornography. Come have a look at the artwork that caused such an uproar that it was hidden away for nearly two centuries. Age 18+.
08-05
13:00
3.0 Games Tent Ludus duodecim scriptorum or XII Scripta Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry A Roman game as important as chess is today. Come learn to play the game, then stay to play round-robin competition. Winner takes home a game set.
08-05
13:00
1.0 House Raeburn (N16) Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Thl Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Lucet, string, and instructions provided as part of the class fee.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Wild Silk! Lady Sima Cordovero Did you know that silk comes in a variety of colors right off the cocoon? From the silk called the "Queen of Assam" to silk production that doesn't hurt the moth, this class will explore wild silks of the Indian subcontinent.
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Way of Saint James: Pilgrims to Santiago Master Morien MacBain We will examine the legends, history, and lore of the Camino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. Taught by former pilgrims. ¡Buen camino!
08-05
14:00
2.0 A&S 14 Safely Foraging Local Mushrooms Thl Elsa Taliard Wild mushroom foraging is sexy these days. Gastrointestinal distress is not. Learn from a Pennsylvania-approved mushroomer how to stay safe! 18+.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 20 Make Your Mark: The Basics of Creating Heraldry Master Dmitrii Zhirov Heraldry first developed as a means to identify friends versus foes on the battlefield, and evolved into a language all its own. SCA heraldry carries its own (evolving) set of rules that govern how we design and use these symbols. Come gain a grasp of the basics, and then learn about the resources that can help make it officially yours.
08-05
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals as well as polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen. Due to Covid concerns, instruments will not be available to share, but this is not a class for beginners. A reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand, and clothespins.
08-05
14:00
2.0 Playground Preschooler Playgroup (Over 3) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Music as Service in the SCA Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe This roundtable discussion will focus on ways that vocal and instrumental music can enhance the period atmosphere at SCA events. Ways to include music in SCA events, the pros and cons of performing solo, how to start an instrumental or vocal ensemble and other considerations will be discussed. Class is open to musicians and nonmusicians.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 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.
08-05
15:00
2.0 Family Games Tent Domos Draconum Level 2: More Old School D & D Dougald Scelhadun Once more into the dungeon! Continues the dungeon adventure begun during the Level 1 class. Pre-generated characters will be available for those who missed the previous session. (This class is limited to gentles ages 11-17.)
08-05
15:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Period Drinking Songs Mistress Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing. This class might take place in a tent without chairs, so please consider bringing your own.
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
08-05
16:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) My Hair Is So Extra and So Am I Lady Bien-Venue la Riote Let's be even more fabulous! We will be learning how to make and wear false braids and hair pieces to accessorize our garb in period-appropriate styles using modern materials. This class is a demonstration but will have time for hands-on learning and/or assistance with constructing braid extensions to those who bring their own materials. Materials required are one bag of kanekelon jumbo braid hair in a color matching your own (can be found online); a few hair ties; strong thread in the color of the hair; needle; and wide tooth comb. No materials will be provided.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-05
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Comedy Show Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh It’s the Pennsic "mightier than the sword" montage-style improv comedy show and anything can happen! Enjoy a fun night of long-form improvised comedy based on your suggestions and stories presented by the Pennsic Mightier Workshop cast!
08-05
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Elaisse de Garrigues: Songs for the SCA Lady Elaisse de Garrigues Come welcome this former Windhover Bard of the Outlands and bardic champion of Calontir in her Pennsic debut as she weaves musical tales of battle and bloodshed, love and loss, along with some lighthearted laughs.
08-05
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-05
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 T(w)een Night: The Great Pennsic RPG Adventure Family Point Lady Cecily is proud to present The Great Pennsic RPG Adventure! We will use simplified TTRPG rules to make both character building and play accessible to all players. Join us (either by participating or watching) as we explore Pennsic and the magical mysteries it holds. 12+.
08-05
19:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Pennsic Readers' Theater: Ecclesiazusae Pennsic Performing Arts This is a staged reading of the script in the Ecclesiazusae. Aristophanes proposed a unique solution: turn the running of the government over to the women of the city. As in his play Lysistrata, the central character of the play is a strong-willed woman: Praxagora. Together with other wives, who are disguised as men, she presents her ideas at the Assembly of Athens and convinces the men to relinquish control of the government. As the newly appointed commander, Praxagora quickly enacts a series of radical changes: community property, communal dwellings and meals, and no brothels. Reluctantly, many of the men quickly adapt to the new order of things.
08-05
20:00
2.0 A&S 4 Period Jewelry: A Slide Show Master Cariadoc Slides of jewels from museums, ranging from migration period through Renaissance.
08-05
21:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Ruaidhri's Stories Master Ruaidhri an Cu Stories, songs, and verse delivered with a thick brogue and no plan. I will spin tales to your fancy and songs to your whim.
08-05
22:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Efenwealt Wystle and Company Pennsic Performing Arts Music that spans the SCA: historic, bardic, instrumental, vocal, comedy tragedy and everything in between. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Glass Animal Beadmaking Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry Intermediate lampworking; making glass animals. Observers welcome.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Running or Winning Siege Cooking Contests Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf "Siege cooking" contests pit contestants, provided with identical raw ingredients, against each other or a pre-announced standard. A popular feature of weekend events, such contests can spice up a household dinner or provide the entire feast. The instructor has run the Maison Rive siege cooking contest at Pennsic for more than twenty years now; learn what worked and what didn't from both sides of the judging table. Come prepared to take notes.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Finding Your Niche: Getting Started in A&S Master Elias Gedney Do you feel lost when thinking about A&S topics in the SCA? Do you have a specialty you are good at, but are worried it is not "medieval enough"? This class is open discussion on how to focus what you know and what you already do well and apply it toward a more concrete A&S presentation or class. We'll use some examples and do some brainstorming in your particular interests.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Africans in Tudor England Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Often we don’t picture people of African descent in Renaissance England, but they were there. This class will cover the ways that people of African descent arrived in England, their roles and occupations once there, and how they were treated by a society that was entering the slave trade. We’ll also look at period representations of Africans in art and literature.
08-06
09:00
8.0 A&S 17 Knitting in the Baltic States: The Latvian Mitten Mistress Elonda Blue Haven Learn period Baltic States knitting techniques by producing Latvian-style mittens. This is an intermediate to advanced knitting class.
08-06
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part A Thl Kai SaerPren This class is two half-days, Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience. Youths may attend if accompanied by a parent.
08-06
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert is open to all pitched and percussion instruments played by musicians ages 12-19. All levels of playing are welcome, though a basic understanding of how to read music for your instrument is required. We will learn between three and five pieces from within SCA period, to be performed as part of the Known World Concert on Thursday of War Week. The Consort will be led by Her Ladyship Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is a music teacher in the modern world. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week. PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting Lady Cynthia (cynthiaanne.sutton@gmail.com ).
08-06
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Kumihimo is cord braiding on a disk. Make a basic round cord. Disk and string provided; take your work home with you.
08-06
09:45
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Middle Eastern Hand Drumming Lord Jonathan Bowman This is a beginner's class for dumbek and frame drums. Learn to hold and hit the drum. Popular rhythms will be explained, then played together. This is the perfect class for first timers of all ages. You must bring your own drum.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Shakespearean Original Pronunciation Mistress Ursula Mortimer Shakespeare’s actors did NOT speak like Sir Ian McKellen. But what did they sound like, and how do we know? The class will include a demonstration of the reconstructed Shakespearean Original Pronunciation (OP), details of how it was unearthed and how it’s being performed today, and practice notes for learning to speak it.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Medieval Drama Mistress Fiana of Clare A brief introduction to formal medieval drama, including mystery, morality, and miracle plays. Focus is on English and European plays.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow and 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. Includes a Teen Edition.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 History and Importance of Bast Fibers Lady Miriam Ester bat Issachar Enter the fun world of bast fibers. Come learn how rotting and heckling can be good things, how an annoying plant changed the "scale" of fishing, how a weed helped develop period world-wide warfare, and how blond hair can be related to sexy underwear.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 16 Pennsic Without a Cooler Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to feed yourself period food at long camping events without the use of a cooler.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-06
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Mehteran: Ottoman Janissary Band Master Osman The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı (Ottoman Janissary Band) studies music and history of the Ottoman Mehter military marching band from the 14th-17th century. The Mehteran will learn the historic Ottoman songs, Ceddin Deden, Osman Pasa, and Nevâ-Ceng-i Harbî which are played on zurna, davul, horns, cymbals, and kettledrums, and sung by a choir, and will learn the historic Janissary march for performance at Pennsic. Brass horn players, percussionists and singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Further details on the Mehteran Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134233213955988/
08-06
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Recurring Bits in Scala's Comedies Master Anton of Winteroak In 1611 Flaminio Scala published a collection of 50 Commedia dell'Arte play outlines, which some scholars believe were performed over the period from 1585 to 1604. The first forty of these are comedies which have some bits specified that appear (with variations) in multiple plays. Here we will look at these bits and discuss and play with ideas for who and when to use these bits in these and other plays.
08-06
11:00
4.0 Archery Peace Week Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range. Ranges will be open depending upon marshal availability.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 12th-Century Women's Clothing Mistress Briony of Chatham An overview of 12th-century women's clothing, including the elusive bliaut. This class examines period sources outside of the Chartres Portal Sculpture box to explore how women's clothing was made in the 12th century.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 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!).
08-06
11:00
2.0 A&S 12 Neurodiversity in the Modern Middle Ages Thl Drake Oranwood In the SCA and out of it, we all interact with people whose neurotypes (brain architecture and operating system) are different from our own. In the last several years, neurodivergent people--including many on the autism spectrum and with ADHD--have been increasingly embracing our identities, forging communities, and challenging the "impairment" models imposed on us by a culture centered on the neurotypical majority. Join us for a thoughtful, compassionate, and engaging panel discussion around the challenges, rewards, and gifts that arise when different minds and perspectives navigate the culture of our shared Society. This panel will be led by neurodiversity advocates, to examine and re-examine our assumptions about the "right" way to be, speak, and act as Scadians.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 20 Field Guide to Identifying Royalty and Others Master Dmitrii Zhirov When wandering about Pennsic or any other large events, you'll see a lot of the finest the SCA has to offer, especially shiny headwear. Who are these people, what does their regalia mean, and how should you address them? This class will provide a brief overview, and helpful guidelines.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Commedia All Stars Rehearsal Baroness Sophia the Orange Rehearsal for Commedia All Stars troupe: Saturday, Aug. 6, through and including Thursday, Aug. 11, daily, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
08-06
11:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Courtesan Persona 101 Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This is an adults only class for those interested in portraying a courtesan persona in the SCA. People of all ages over 18 and all genders welcome. We will be discussing how to speak and act like an elite sex worker and how to handle a number of situations you might find yourself in while in persona at events. For a list of content warnings or any further information, please contact Ginevra at ginevrafiammettadisilvestri@gmail.com.
08-06
11:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Seven Rhythms of Pennsic Apocalypse Ziggy This is a beginner drumming class. Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 3-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 8 Romani: An Introduction to "Gypsy" Persona Baroness Pesha of Little Egypt Want a Romani persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-06
12:00
1.5 A&S 13 Bling Out Your Veils Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Basic veil beading. You will leave class with a working knowledge of how to do simple veil beading. Ten kits available. Other students may watch the class; there will be extra handouts. If you would like to attend, you can bring your own veil and beads, and take the class.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Navigating the SCA for LGBTQIA+ Baroness Yenyega Velasconi de Santurce In this class I will share my experiences in my 20+ years in the SCA as a queer person with friends and family all over the rainbow. This is not a comprehensive class but I will provide resources and answer questions in order to ease any concerns or point out pitfalls in this great game of ours. I don't know everything, but should be able to point out resources to answer questions I cannot. We are a big umbrella Society and navigating it can be intimidating. Come join us and know you are not alone.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 2-3 pm Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10. The performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-06
12:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Bellydance: Building Blocks Líza Lightstone Learn the building blocks of bellydance in a safe, non-judgemental environment. This class is for anyone who would like a refresher and true beginners who want to learn how to make their hips do the thing and what muscles are actually involved in snake arms anyway? We will begin with a full body stretch and warm-up followed by learning common ubiquitous dance moves from a foundational beginning. Afterwards, a short choreography and some partner and group dancing. No partner required, open to all ages.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Amphitheater Kyōgen: Small Troupe Comic Improv Theatre Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Try out small troupe medieval Japanese improvisational comic theatre. If you like over-the-top comic acting, then kyōgen is for you! Ridicule the powerful. Expose human foibles and social problems. Stock characters with minimal sets and props perform burlesque, farce, satire, and slapstick comedy. Learn about stock characters, theatrical devices, common themes, rhythmic structure, comic theory, and more! Kyōgen is an accessible and easy-to-stage genre of Japanese theatre. Kyōgen dates to at least the fourteenth century and is a living theatre today. Kyōgen frequently lampooned the powerful people who sat in the audience. Learn about stage geography, scripting, types of plays, types of characters, acting conventions, and more. Discover kyōgen with as few as two speaking roles, and plays lasting from ten minutes to an hour.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 4 Iron Age Birch Bark hats Lady Anubh na Preachain What early period Celt doesn't need a shade hat? This class presents information about conical birch bark hats from central Europe dating from the Late Hallstatt to Early La Tène periods. Learn about the extant finds and how to recreate them. Try your hand at stitching and stamping a scrap of birch bark.
08-06
13:00
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.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 10 Patching Holes In Deerskin Leather Projects Azazuli ain Eichlisch-Kuenzi Create a functional and decorative patch over a hole in a piece of deer or elk leather. Work with the holes - not against them! Kits will be available to patch different holes in pieces of deer leather and will include scissors, a pen, and a needle. Kits will be $20 each; handouts are free.
08-06
13:00
1.5 A&S 12 Justice by Blood and Iron Lord Alexander of Ayr For centuries various European societies resolved some of their greatest legal disputes through a procedure where two people tried to slaughter each other. This class aims to address a single question: Why? Why in the name of all that is just, and at least slightly sensible, would people, cultures, and entire kingdoms agree to this? In the process of answering this question we'll look at various techniques and legal practices that marked these trials, specific cases which were resolved by combat, and the lasting legacy of trial by combat on our own system of justice.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Babies at Pennsic: A Discussion Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde How to deal with babies and small children at Pennsic: a discussion by and for those who have done it, are doing it, or will do it.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-06
13:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Intro to The Knowne World Courtesans Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri Are you interested in having a courtesan persona? How about being a patron? What's a Tullian? What do the Knowne World Courtesans do? Join us for a discussion of these things and more! Age 18+.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi: Closed Dress Rehearsal Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Closed dress rehearsal for i Verdi Confusi's performance in the PA Tent.
08-06
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece on our mini-card loom. Classroom loaner looms provided. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-06
13:00
1.25 Touch The Earth The Walking Dum: Post-Apocalypse Ziggy This is a begintermediate/pre-advanced drumming class. Learn rhythms beyond the usual that you hear all the time. Class alternates between odd and even count rhythms. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 2- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits. Day 3- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 4- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits.
08-06
14:00
2.0 A&S 5 The English Reformation Mistress Elizabethe Alles Basics of the English Reformation: timeline, politics, major players, and what differentiates it from the continent.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 So You Want to Be an Assassin in the SCA Thl Maggie Rue An introduction to having a persona that is nefarious and doesn't get into trouble; includes accoutrements, A&S ideas, and other suggestions.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Did the Vikings Have Printed Textiles? Master Aveline de Ceresbroch The art of block printing is sweeping across the reenactor and living history world, with two extant designs that are often cited as "Viking" being put all over Norse clothing... but were those designs actually "Viking"? Are there extant block printed textiles or garments attributed to the Vikings, Kievan Rus, and/or Varangians? Is there any evidence that the Vikings encountered printed textiles? This lecture will walk you through extant finds and contemporaneous accounts to help you conclude whether the Vikings made or had access to printed textiles.
08-06
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 Beginning Netting Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Create that final piece of 14th-century bling, a netted hairnet. I'll teach how to cast on a circular net, use a gauge stick, and tie the netting knot. Netting can be scaled down to make hairnets of silk, or scaled up to make fish nets or tote bags using a sheet bend knot.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 9 Miraculous, Mysterious, Medieval Theatre 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.
08-06
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 Introduction to Pattern Darning Mistress Briony of Chatham Pattern darning is a counted technique in which the design is “woven” into the ground fabric with beautiful results! A few minutes to learn and a lifetime to master, this technique can create works of exquisite simplicity or stunning complexity. It dates back to the 12th century (or possibly further) and can be found in diverse places within our period. The class will discuss the history of the technique in more detail, and cover the “how to”. The kit will provide all the materials needed to make an approximately 10x10-inch kerchief, documentable to Mumlak-period Egypt. Please bring a hoop (some will be available for purchase at the class) and scissors.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Period Islamic Cooking Master Cariadoc A description of a wide range of recipes from period Islamic cookbooks, along with a discussion of the available sources.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 on Ankara) 16th-Century Western Erotica Mistress Magdalena la Sanguigni I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures, is a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. We will examine images from this work and others that explore sexual art for its own sake. There are handouts available. Because of the nature of the class, age 18+ only.
08-06
15:00
1.5 Family Games Tent Domos Draconum Level 1: Intro - Old School D & D Dougald Scelhadun Welcome to your Doom! An introduction to the 1980 Basic version of D & D using only six-sided dice. Character generation followed by an adventure in the sample dungeon. This class is limited to gentles ages 11-17.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Eight Essential Knots for the SCA Camper Master Elias Gedney Hands-on class on how to tie eight basic and important knots that can make your camping life easier and safer.
08-06
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-06
16:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent A Brief Intro to Medieval Middle Eastern Dance Lady Guðrún Sveinsdóttir The focus of this class is to briefly discuss the history of dance in the Middle East, the different eras and areas that are involved, cultural and societal views of dance and dancers (both professional and non-professional), and how all of this relates to Middle Eastern dance within the SCA.
08-06
17:00
4.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Janissary Band Performance at Opening Ceremonies Master Osman The Janissary Band will gather to perform their repertoire.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Surreptitious Whiskey: Our First Pennsic Concert Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Tonis Van Driele, Lucia Elena Braganza, Dai Gerdwr and Líadan Liathán sing and play for an hour of rolicking harmonies and singalongs in several languages.
08-06
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 which also blocks light pollution from spotlights in the parking lot. As this basically a star party, other telescopes and binoculars are quite welcome. Do not use hand sanitizer on eyepieces or lenses. Sunset is around 8:30PM.
08-06
18:30
4.0 Family Point Tent 1 Family Point Movie Night Family Point We will have a double feature! Disney's Robin Hood for the younger set, followed by Princess Bride! Bring your blankets and cloaks as we watch some classics under the stars. May move inside under tent for weather. All ages welcome, with appropriate supervision.
08-06
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-06
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Duke Moonwulf's Annual Pennsic Concert Duke Moonwulf Starkaadhersson Come to listen, sing along, laugh and cry with the songs, stories and shenanigans of Duke Moonwulf (aka Michael Longcor), in a concert that has become a Pennsic Tradition.
08-06
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Irish Frau and Friends Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Join Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh, known as the Irish Frau, and her friends as they perform a mix of period and bardic music for instruments and voice. We sing, we laugh, you laugh (hopefully with us) and enjoy war songs, humorous poems, period madrigals, harp, and more!
08-06
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Verdi Confusi: Players' Patchwork Theatre Co Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Back for more Commedia dell'Arte all'Improvviso hilarity! Of course! It All Makes Sense Now! Show Contains Adult Themed Content.
08-07
05:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Jeu-Parti Party! Geoffrey, Siobhan, Harps, Voice Lord Geoffrey of Exeter Following a long plague project since meeting at Pennsic 48, Siobhan the Harper has worked with Geoffrey of Exeter to locate, arrange and compose troubadour and troubadour-style music for two voices and two harps. Join Geoffrey (countertenor, harp) and Siobhan (mezzo, harp) to hear these medieval sounds come to life.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-07
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Closed rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Commedia dell'Arte Thl Cael O'Conaill Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Archery 8th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot Baron Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson The 8th Pennsic Period Bow Shoot is open to archers with period gear and garb, shooting at historical targets for prizes. Come shoot wands, wreaths, quabak, tunken, putta, Mongol triangle, clout, a Period Royal Round, and more! Fabulous prizes for the best shooters in multiple divisions. "Period Equipment" is defined by the IKAC rules and is found here: https://www.scores-sca.org/public/scores_rules.php?R=10&Shoot=468 . Most importantly, bows may not have cut-in arrow rests, and arrows must not have plastic nocks. Additionally, archers' garb should broadly match their archery tackle's common historical geographical location and time period - no Vikings with yumi, no Romans with claplock crossbows, and so forth - and be largely anachronism-free (no sunglasses, modern footwear, etc., please, unless needed for medical reasons). After the shoot is over, all participants are invited to remain after the awarding of prizes for a fabulous period dayboard lunch, show-and-tell time, and fellowship.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 1 Pennsic Photo Safari Thl Tarmach Ben Yehuda al-Khazari An approximately 2-hour walkabout, photographing Cool Stuffs at Pennsic, with discussion on what is appropriate as a Society photographer, and the importance of photography to the Society. We will start at the classroom, but not return there. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water (or a tankard), and bring a camera, of course (your phone is fine). Maximum 15.
08-07
09:00
4.0 A&S 2 Russian Gold Work Embroidery Thl Cristina inghean Ghriogair This is a 4-hour workshop to get you started on your project. We will be learning the basics of how to apply pearls, beads, padding and "waste of time" (cording). Kits will contain all the materials to finish a large 9" x 15" bag. These techniques can be applied to a variety of projects. Kits include hoop, handout, "waste of time" (cording), pearls, seed beads, padding, cotton cording, needles, fabric, linen or cotton for backing, bees wax, threads. Please bring scissors. We will take a break for lunch after 2 hours.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass paternoster.
08-07
09:00
0.75 A&S 10 Food & Sex in Middle Ages & Renaissance Medicine Thl Ciana Scholari di Polcenigo There is an interrelationship between nutrition and sexual health that is documented magnificently in Western European archives of the 11th through 16th centuries. We will briefly look at it while handling a sampling of some of these popular prepared medicines. 18+.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 SCAbominations Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf The things the SCA taught you about the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance that just aren't true, from names to populations. Includes a brief discussion of prostitution; suitable for any minor who already knows about that. Bring materials for taking notes if desired. (!)
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Conversational Russian Mistress Lada Monguligin Covers the Russian alphabet and basic modern-day Russian conversational phrases, responses and questions. After that, we will go over words and phrases more related to the SCA which can be used to flavor one’s persona. There will be time reserved at the end of the class for questions.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Bodhrán: The Irish Frame Drum Lady Líadan Liathán Bodhránista Lady Líadan, a teacher for Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis, shows you how to choose a drum and tipper, basic Irish rhythms, and how to not get kicked out of a session. Bring a drum if you have one. (Some loaners available.)
08-07
09:00
7.0 Midlands, of the Middle Kingdom (N 21 at the gate with the Yellow Dragon in the Red Circle. ) Repoussé, Making Metal Move Mistress Corasande of Starrhill All things repoussé: we will start the morning making pitch. Students will then use this pitch to do a repoussé project. I will loan what we need to use, but If you have your own supplies, please bring them. The fee was set at $20.00 but I really think it will be less. This will include a tin of the pitch we make which you may take, metal for one project, use of tools and gas for the torches. Eventually you will need a heavier pot for pitch. Please bring your lunch. Please see https://tinyurl.com/Repousse-class for updated description.
08-07
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert is open to all pitched and percussion instruments played by musicians ages 12-19. All levels of playing are welcome, though a basic understanding of how to read music for your instrument is required. We will learn between three and five pieces from within SCA period, to be performed as part of the Known World Concert on Thursday of War Week. The Consort will be led by Her Ladyship Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is a music teacher in the modern world. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week. PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting Lady Cynthia (cynthiaanne.sutton@gmail.com ).
08-07
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Kumihimo Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented kumihimo: braiding round cord on a disk. Youth welcome with parent or guardian. Make a basic round cord which can be used for everything from shoestrings to medallion cords. Disk and string provided.
08-07
09:45
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Middle Eastern Hand Drumming Lord Jonathan Bowman This is a beginner's class for dumbek and frame drums. Learn to hold and hit the drum. Popular rhythms will be explained, then played together. This is the perfect class for first timers of all ages. You must bring your own drum.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 3 English Poetry: The Nuts and Bolts Mistress Ursula Mortimer For readers and writers of poetry, the system of accents and rhymes in Early Modern English poetry, 1485-1603. We’ll take apart some period examples and define all the jargon. When we’re done, you’ll be better equipped to write your own poems in these forms, appreciate beauty and meaning of poems of that period, and read them aloud with confidence.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 14 Hōnen: Engendering Faith in Japanese Buddhism Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir An introduction to premodern Japanese Buddhism, focusing on women in Buddhist cosmology and community from continental roots to Japanese innovations.
08-07
10:00
0.5 Battlefield Unbelted Champions Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-07
10:00
2.0 Playground Toddler Playgroup (Under 4) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-07
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-07
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Fixing the Problems in Scala's Scenarios Master Anton of Winteroak We look at the comic Commedia dell'Arte scenarios in Flaminio Scala's 1611 collection and enumerate and fix the types of recurring problems for reading and performance. This includes actions that modern audiences reject, wrong and missing entrances, ambiguous pronoun antecedents, missing scenes, jokes lost in time, motive indications, backstories not matching the play, making it active voice, and adding names to the unnamed.
08-07
11:00
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.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Bardic Circles 101 Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Entertainment for the people, by the people! Find out what a bardic circle is, the etiquette, where to find material, and how to participate. We won't actually be performing, but we will play a game to give you an idea of how to join in a bardic circle. If you'd like to try it for real, there's the Runestone Bardic Circle (Pennsic's Least Intimidating!) at 2 pm at Runestone Hill, so you can put your new knowledge and skills to use! For masks and distancing, we will be following the Pennsic CovidSafe guidance.
08-07
11:00
1.0 A&S 20 Knowne World Chatelains' Meeting Baroness Margaret Lad Join chatelains from around the Knowne World as we share ideas on newcomer recruitment and retention! This meeting is open to all local, regional, and kingdom chatelains, as well as anyone interested in learning what's involved in becoming a chatelain in the SCA.
08-07
11:00
0.5 Battlefield Belted Champions Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-07
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Commedia All Stars Rehearsal Baroness Sophia the Orange Rehearsal for Commedia All Stars troupe: Saturday, Aug. 6, through and including Thursday, Aug. 11, daily, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Strawberry Fields - Courtesan College (B06) Navigating the SCA for LGBTQIA+ at Courtesan Camp Baroness Yenyega Velasconi de Santurce In this class I will share my experiences in my 20+ years in the SCA as a queer person with friends and family all over the rainbow. This is not a comprehensive class but I will provide resources and answer questions in order to ease any concerns or point out pitfalls in this great game of ours. I don't know everything, but should be able to point out resources to answer questions I cannot. We are a big umbrella Society and navigating it can be intimidating. Come join us and know you are not alone. Age 18+ only.
08-07
11:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Seven Rhythms of Pennsic Apocalypse Ziggy This is a beginner drumming class. Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 3-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf
08-07
11:30
0.5 Battlefield Alternates/Allies/Anyone (Exhibition) Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-07
11:30
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Turkish Line Dancing Christy Fricks Learn a Turkish line dance or two, or three. Ne experience necessary. All ages. All genders!
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 La Convivencia in Food: Look at Spanish Cooking Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir A look at cooking in Spain with an emphasis on regional and religious variations from the 13th to 15th centuries. Examine the differences and commonality of foods across Spain.
08-07
12:00
1.0 A&S 14 Sakutei: Elements of Japanese Garden Design Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A practical introduction to artificial landscapes, from the villas of ancient Japanese princes to the roji attached to late medieval tea huts.
08-07
12:00
1.5 Battlefield Allied Champions Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 2-3 pm Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10. The performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-07
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Shakespeare Monologues – for Fun and Auditions Tristan le Chanticler An easy, no-pressure way to start – or brush up. Need a speech to audition for Pennsic 50 Romeo and Juliet? We have dozens - all taken from that play. Free copies for the asking. And coaches. Our handouts include "translations" to demystify Shakespeare's weird words and phrasing. We'll have experienced actors on hand to help you, answer questions, and let you have fun with the, frankly, completely bonkers Romeo and Juliet plot points.
08-07
13:00
1.5 A&S 5 Beginning Hand-Stitching Mistress Wynne ferch Rhodri Sewing is an ancient skill. While we have electric-powered sewing machines, there are some of us who want to experience the methods used by past sewers in the making of our garb. There are five basic stitches that, when used, will make a period gown shine above the rest.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Pooh, Pooh, Pooh! I See You! Baroness Alianor (Aliyah) bat Asriel The Evil Eye is Everywhere. A look at the evil eye focusing on medieval Judaic view of superstition, amulets, talismans, and incantations.
08-07
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-07
13:00
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.
08-07
13:00
3.0 A&S 14 Beaded Flowers 5: Water Lily Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature water lily in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 17 Penn U Study Hall Through Body Doubling Thl Dunstan Bramblette Do you come to Pennsic University, learn something awesome, mean to pursue it, only to wind up in your noisy camp where the idea flies from your mind? Come sit with us for an hour; hone your crafts, write your notes, collect your thoughts.
08-07
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Newcomers' Social Baroness Margaret Lad For the seventh year, the Knowne World Chatelains will be hosting the Newcomers’ Social from 1:00pm – 2:00pm on Sunday, August 7th, in the Newcomers’ Tent (A&S 20). Newcomers are encouraged to come and meet other Newcomers as well as Chatelains from around the Knowne World, ask questions, and learn about the SCA and Pennsic.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) 1st Century Roman Jewelry Crafting Marathon Lady Aelia Suphunibal Craft like it's 79 CE before partying like it's 79 CE. For the first hour, we will be making beaded chain necklaces. For the second, an assortment of earrings, rings, and bangle bracelets. Feel free to come for all or part of the class. Full project kits will be available at a $5-10 materials fee, depending on the materials. I have tools for about 12 people. Bringing your own pliers or beads is welcome (just please keep track of them)! Details: The basic "learn the techniques" kit of some bits of copper wire and glass beads is free. Optional project kits (bags of beads and wire) will be available for $5-10, depending on the cost of materials involved. Materials: copper wire, red brass wire, bronze wire, glass beads, freshwater pearl beads, semi-precious stone beads.
08-07
13:00
2.0 Gold Range Known World Baronial Archery Champions' Tourney Countess Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill Calling all baronial archery champions to join us for our Seventh Annual Known World Baronial Archery Champions' Shoot-Off. This is a friendly competition among all current baronial archery champions (youth and adult) as well as for Shire, Canton, Riding, and Marche champions. Barons/Baronesses (or group Seneschal if not a barony) are requested to come join, as well. No pre-registration is required.
08-07
13:00
4.0 Great Hall Pennsic 49 A&S Display Lady Adele Lochlane The Arts & Sciences Display will be held on Sunday, August 7, in the Great Hall across from the European Dance Tent. 11:30 am: Artisans may set up their entries. 1 pm – 5 pm: the Display is open to the public; 5 – 5:30 pm: break down displays. • All objects / displays need to be removed by 5:30. • Please assist with the take down of tables to return the Great Hall to its empty state. • Any display items left behind will be taken to Lost & Found.
08-07
13:00
1.25 Middle Eastern Tent Greek Line Dancing Christy Fricks Learn a fun Greek line dance, or two, or three. No experience required. All ages. All genders!
08-07
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) How to Sing, Plus How to Sing This New Piece Lord Geoffrey of Exeter Join Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, former Queen's Bardic Champion of the Kingdom of the East, for two classes in one! First, we will learn some pointers about good group singing technique, focused on vocal projection, tuning, blend, breathing and dynamics. Second, we will learn a piece written by Lord Geoffrey for multiple vocal parts, written with SCA use in mind and using a period text. To get a sense of previous works by Lord Geoffrey (mka David Yardley) in advance of the class, you can find samples of his professionally-recorded albums of compositions online, "New Carols and Songs for Chaucer's Pilgrims" and "The Lost Codex of Avalon".
08-07
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Peg Loom Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright The tabletop peg loom, also known as a rake loom, is a step up from stick weaving. The base allows you to do a wider piece. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-07
13:00
1.25 Touch The Earth The Walking Dum: Post-Apocalypse Ziggy This is a begintermediate/pre-advanced drumming class. Learn rhythms beyond the usual that you hear all the time. Class alternates between odd and even count rhythms. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 2- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits. Day 3- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 4- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Amphitheater Characters of Commedia Workshop Thl Cael O'Conaill Come gather with other Commedia enthusiasts and beginners to learn more about the characters of commedia dell’arte! We will be working with personal motivations, movement styles and attitudes to help actors better portray their favorites, or find a new character to enjoy!
08-07
14:00
2.0 A&S 13 History of Period Sewing Tools Master Aveline de Ceresbroch What would your persona have used to sew? Get an overview of the development of sewing tools and learn how you can make or where to buy reenactment supplies to build your very own period-specific sewing kit! Lots of implements to inspect and try out! The art and technology of sewing has developed well past the days of sewing with sticks and small bird bones, but how did it develop and when did neat inventions like scissors, thimbles, thread winders, and needle books arrive on the scene? See lots of pictures of extant finds of sewing implements (and also get to handle a number of tools that will be present at the workshop). Get detailed information about when we think they were first used en masse. Learn what your persona would probably have owned and used, based on both the time period as well as your location. Materials reviewed will cover all of Europe, Russia, and portions of the Middle East and East Asia from antiquity through the 16th century. Handout includes more than 50 full-color pages professionally printed in high resolution. Auditors welcome to attend for free.
08-07
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Lady Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Battlefield Heroic Champions (Armored and Rapier) Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-07
14:00
2.0 Playground Preschooler Playgroup (Over 3) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-07
14:00
3.0 Rune Stone Park Runestone Bardic Circle Mistress Lucia Elena Braganza Pennsic's Least Intimidating Bardic Circle. Welcome, first-timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, skittish teens, and all seeking to enjoy a un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! All are welcome to explore the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels as well as anyone who may want to simply come listen and enjoy. There are no judging rubrics or documentation police, (though a few Peers have been known to sneak in, in disguise). Our only request is to keep material PG. Our host reserves the right to "gong" and stop a performance if it gets beyond PG material. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they're all about, come to Lucia's "Bardic Circles 101" class on Sunday morning. It's designed to coordinate with this event as a "lab session" for those who want to try it out. Hosted by Maestra Lucia Elena Braganza, at Runestone Park. For masks and distancing, we will be following the Pennsic CovidSafe guidance.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Known World Capitano Contest Thl Cael O'Conaill Third Annual Capitano Contest to be held at Pennsic. Come show us your Capitano, and fight against others to win the title of the best!
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: Jakob Fugger Baron Friderich Swartzwalder A look at the life of the richest man who ever lived (depending how you calculate it): Jakob Fugger. The Augsburg banker who financed Popes, Kings and Emperors. His fortune would today be valued between 300 and 400 billion US dollars. Fugger is responsible for redefining banking and finance as well as establishing modern capitalism. His impact reached across Europe.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 10 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Competition Mistress Zuriel Nightshade An opportunity for brewers and vintners to have their beverages evaluated by experts from across the Known World. Up to two entries per category (wine/mead, beer, cordials/others) per participant. IKBG masters are asked to help judge. Entrants are responsible for the temperature/condition of their beverage(s) as it may be some time before a particular beverage is judged. Documentation is encouraged. Over 21 only.
08-07
15:00
4.0 A&S 11 Interkingdom Brewers' Guild Roundtable Mistress Zuriel Nightshade This roundtable is designed to serve as both a place to discuss period beverages as well as hang out until your beverage is called to be judged with the IKBG. It is being held in conjunction with the IKBG. All entrants are asked to wait in this area. Someone will come call you when your entry is ready to be judged. Please bring something to do/drink/discuss until your entry is called. Over 21 only.
08-07
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Service Dogs & CAWS: What You Need to Know Baroness Amani Masha’al al-Sabti An overview of SD laws and rules (state & federal), and a discussion on the Cannon Advanced Warning System; how to sign up and use the service. This class is not a medically licensed class and the instructor is not a licensed professional. However, the class will discuss service dogs as defined by laws, how to recognize and interact with the animals and their handlers. The class will also discuss CAWS, its origins, how to sign up and use, and why it is critical for those with sound-triggered anxiety, autism, SDs, PTSD, and other conditions affected by the blasts of the war cannons at Pennsic. Age 18+.
08-07
15:00
4.0 Battlefield Loud Bards and Dancers: Pennsic Pileathon! Basilio Branquo The Pennsic Pile (https://pennsicdance.aands.org) is a songbook of music for the dances most commonly taught and danced at Pennsic over the last few years. The Pennsic 49 (May 2022 edition) is superb, and we're gonna play and dance them all! You might also find the Pennsic Pile fakebook useful to prepare. http://thedancingmaster.net/sca_dance_fakebook.pdf - two days, four hours each in the Tent of Loudness on the battlefield. Some Pennsic Piles will be available for musicians.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Bog U Period Drinking Songs Mistress Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing. This class might take place in a tent without chairs, so please consider bringing your own.
08-07
15:00
2.0 Family Games Tent Domos Draconum Level 2: More Old School D & D Dougald Scelhadun Once more into the dungeon! Continues the dungeon adventure begun during the Level 1 class. Pre-generated characters will be available for those who missed the previous session. (This class is limited to gentles ages 11-17.)
08-07
15:00
3.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Runestone Bardic Circle Practice: Alternate Site Pennsic Performing Arts Runestone campus for "Runestone Bardic Circle Practice" in case of weather; see class for details.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms I Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Elizabethan Theater Sound Effect Petting Zoo Tristan le Chanticler Meet the wind, rain, thunder, earthquake, birds, and some music that are appearing in this year’s Known World Player’s production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters.
08-07
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-07
16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms II Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-07
16:15
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Drumming Samir After a brief review of basic drumming techniques, the classes will concentrate on rhythms that have the same time signature, starting with the basic forms of the rhythms. More complex variations of the different rhythms will be covered for intermediate drummers, including more advanced drumming techniques. A limited number of handouts will be available on a first come basis. A Google docs copy of the handouts can be obtained by sending an email request to briansbeaman@gmail.com.
08-07
16:30
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Songs and Stories with Old Tom Lord Tommaso Franceschi Tommaso sings! He plays music! He tells stories! He does two at once! What did Martin say to his man? How did Raven become black? Period songs and stories for a tavern crowd. Family-friendly.
08-07
17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Making Commedia Happen in the SCA: A Roundtable Baroness Sophia the Orange Come hear from commedia veterans about what worked and what didn’t in an organized discussion covering recruiting and keeping a troupe together, costuming and masks, writing scenarios, finding documentation, participating in A&S fairs, working with event staff for performance space, and where in the world to start.
08-07
18:00
2.0 Battlefield North Combat of the Thirty Duke Maynard von dem Steine This is a 14th-century, 30-versus-30 deed of arms inspired by the original Combat of the Thirty between French and English forces that occurred in 1351. Combat standards are a modified counted-blow scenario that employs rules for capturing opponents and ransoming of captured parties. Participants must be acceptable to the captains of the French and English forces. You do not have to be invited to participate but your armor and weapons must meet the requirements of the tournament. Armor must be an reasonable attempt at a complete 14th-century harness. Weapons are restricted to ones that closely resemble their medieval counterparts. Final say on weapons and appropriate harness will be at the sole discretion of the captains. Requirements: All participants must wear a 14th-century kit. Greaves are required and all are encouraged to wear chausses and braies. All weapons must closely resemble their medieval counterpart and are restricted to bastard swords, pole-arms of period design (axes, hammers, etc.), spears under 7 feet, daggers and single-handed swords. All participants should be prepared to pay a ransom that they feel is appropriate to their station in the event that they are “captured” during this deed of arms. Rules of combat will be explained to all combatants before the battle begins.
08-07
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Colette the Bard Presents "Song Calls to Song" Thl Colette la trouvere Join Colette on a musical evening filled with songs from her latest album!
08-07
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-07
19:00
2.0 Courtesan Camp (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Roman Bacchanal Volunteer Meeting Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri For those interested in volunteering to help with the Roman Bacchanal (held on Monday, August 8th, at 8pm). Help needed with setup, food and drink service, ID checks, hand-washing, voice heraldry, entertainment, Royal liaisons, and more. All volunteers will receive 2 free coins good for entry to the Bacchanal. Age 18+ only.
08-07
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 LGBTQ+ Teen Night Family Point Join us for an LGBTQ+ focused night for food and entertainment. This night is lightly supervised by background-checked adult allies. As always, no bullying or harassment will be tolerated. Curfew rules still are in play and teens won't be stopped from leaving. (Ages 13-20, strictly enforced.)
08-07
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Geoffrey of Exeter's Medieval Atmosphere Lord Geoffrey of Exeter Join Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, former Queen's Bardic Champion (East) and composer/performer of medieval and medieval-inspired music in modern life, as he summons an evocative atmosphere with his professional-standard countertenor voice and harp playing. Not a "look at me" but a "journey with me" performance, which invites you to close your eyes and drift on beautiful period sound into historical and magical kingdoms.
08-07
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Whose Cause Is It Anyway Improv Comedy Show Baroness Sophia the Orange This troupe of SCAdians has been producing livestreamed improv comedy shows since the US election of 2020 and continues to generate laughter online every month to raise awareness about causes we believe in! Come see this troupe live as we generate laughter about our lives as SCAdians, Pennsic, Pandemic, and Philanthropy!
08-07
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani! Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly, you are blessed amongst the living, for you have the opportunity to see i Sebastiani, the greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World, perform a show just for you tonight!
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-08
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Closed rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Commedia dell'Arte Thl Cael O'Conaill Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-08
09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Shogi Folding Stools Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie Shogi are folding stools that are much like the Western folding camp stools you see, but differ in a few details. Examine several example shogi and learn a couple of methods for creating them from easy-to-acquire materials.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Fabric and Embellishment in Spain, 1500-1600 Baroness Elena de la Palma What fabrics would a Spanish queen wear? How would her garments be decorated? This class explores some answers to these questions by surveying recorded inventories of Isabel of Portugal, Juana of Castile, and other contemporary Spanish royal women from 1530 - 1600.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 How to Conduct Accurate and Ethical Documentation Lady Gwenhwyfar Weale Conducting research does not have to be an intimidating or daunting task. Instead, it can be an opportunity to let creative curiosity guide you into discovery. This presentation will cover methods of research, vetting sources, and systems of citation.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 10 Introduction to Recreating Spiral Silver Posaments Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Reconstructing spiral silver posaments. Learn how to recreate several of the Birka posaments with a silver-colored spiral wire. Class focuses on history, basic concepts, and some of the most common posament types. Experience with Celtic knotwork, knotting, or lace is helpful.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 The Stigma of LARP Lord Éadaoin Ruadh Stereotypes are bad, and the attitude toward the term LARPing amongst SCAdians needs some improvement. As more of our members come to us from other games, or long-time SCAdians begin to cross game, we need to separate fact from rumor. Come learn how LARP is one of our great assets! Please bring writing implements and materials for note-taking.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Pleating Tips and Tricks Lady Eudoxia Antonina A description of the different types of pleats used in period and several ways to create and sew them.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert is open to all pitched and percussion instruments played by musicians ages 12-19. All levels of playing are welcome, though a basic understanding of how to read music for your instrument is required. We will learn between three and five pieces from within SCA period, to be performed as part of the Known World Concert on Thursday of War Week. The Consort will be led by Her Ladyship Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is a music teacher in the modern world. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week. PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting Lady Cynthia (cynthiaanne.sutton@gmail.com ).
08-08
09:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals as well as polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen. Due to Covid concerns, instruments will not be available to share, but this is not a class for beginners. A reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand, and clothespins.
08-08
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Sprang Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the twisted warp-based weaving of sprang, create a useful pouch.
08-08
09:45
1.0 Touch The Earth Beginner Middle Eastern Hand Drumming Lord Jonathan Bowman This is a beginner's class for dumbek and frame drums. Learn to hold and hit the drum. Popular rhythms will be explained, then played together. This is the perfect class for first timers of all ages. You must bring your own drum.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 4 Tips and Tricks for Making Garb Easier and Better Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Not all methods are period, but this class aims to help the novice to intermediate sewer overcome some of the hurdles encountered when making simple garb. Why fabric "bias" is important. Also about understanding what "look" will work for you as you choose your persona.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Basic Japanese Poetics: Tanka Mistress Ana de Guzmán This is a basic overview of the Japanese poetic form tanka, the ancestor of the haiku. Composing good tanka was a necessary skill to have in high court circles of the Heian period. You'll learn the form, the accepted subject matters (and debates about subject matter), and by the end of the class, you'll be composing this short poetic form in English.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Anglo-Saxon Alliterative Poetry Workshop Lady Shoshanah bas Nachman Presentation of aesthetic and alliterative characteristics of Anglo-Saxon alliterative tradition, followed by composition of lines in this tradition.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Brew Like a Viking: All Natural Mead Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli Modern and medieval brewing techniques and tips for a truly period mead. Honey is one of the most forgiving ingredients to work with, making mead the perfect concoction for the new or inexperienced brewer. Much of the information I will go over is general, and focuses on natural brewing instead of depending on using store-bought additives, including yeast. A plethora of medieval mead recipes will be shared. I will demonstrate how to extract crystallized comb honey, and how to measure the sugar density of the must, both using medieval techniques. Includes a detailed handout. Age 21+.
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Needle-lace Class 1: Prepare the Window Grace Gamble The earliest forms of needle-lace involved cutting holes into the fabric and then filling those holes back in with decorative stiches. This hands-on class will cover the initial steps you need to prepare the fabric before starting the actual lace. We will learn pulling threads, window edging, hemming and the many helpful uses of starch. Students attending this class will create a fabric piece prepped and ready to execute the lace design (which will be covered in a subsequent class).
08-08
10:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Plan a Safe and Satisfying Pennsic Lady Bountifoole Designed to help newcomers and lifers enjoy a stress-free War. How to pre-cook, plan your War, and what essentials to pack. Emphasis on pre-cooking. Lady Bounti has been cooking and assisting in SCA kitchens for 20+ years. She offers meals for singles, newbies, and stragglers every War. Learn how to plan, cook, and pack for Pennsic on a budget, with less stress and more time to spend with your peers.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Battlefield Armored Town Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Gold Range Introduction to Central Asian Archery/Thumb Ring Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Order of the Laurel for Mongol and Turkish Archery, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and, since then, has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Basic Belly Dance for Teens Christy Fricks Basic belly dance for girls and teens. Parents may attend with their children. Teens are welcome to attend both this and my adult class. Learn fun, easy-to-do basic movements of belly dance...along with the cultural historical background of belly dance. All levels of ability welcome.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-08
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-08
11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Improv Master Mathias Blackett An introduction to the basic rules of short-form improv as well as playing games meant to hone your skills and think on your feet.
08-08
11:00
2.0 A&S 5 A Peek at the Picts Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain An overview of the Pictish period in Scotland, discussing contemporary and archaeological sources, common misconceptions, the Pictish symbols, clothing, and daily life. We will cover some current resources and exciting new research! Come get your Pict on!
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill: how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Handy whether you're lost in the Bog, a survivalist, or simply want to know what your persona would have known. Please note: This is a daytime astronomy class!
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
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Closing Your Clothes Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir Survey of period clothing closures and how to use them. Covers antiquity to 1600, and all the cultures that I have time for. Includes information on where to purchase these items. I will pass around actual closures and demonstrate their use.
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 14 Elizabethan Pronunciation Lady Katherine Morgan of Woolpit In this overview of Early Modern English pronunciation trends, we will hear how rhymes and puns emerge from period literature when spoken as originally pronounced. Come and hear how “raising” rhymes with “reason!”
08-08
11:00
1.0 A&S 20 SCA Court: Theater of the Absurd (and Wonderful) Master Dmitrii Zhirov "I'll see you in Court!" is not often a phrase we want to hear in the modern world. In the SCA, however, as has often been stated, "nothing bad ever happens in Court"*. Learn about what makes this grand shared experience happen, and how you can be a part of it, as observer, participant, or contributor. *Some exceptions may apply. We'll talk about those, too, so you can avoid being one of them.
08-08
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Commedia All Stars Rehearsal Baroness Sophia the Orange Rehearsal for Commedia All Stars troupe: Saturday, Aug. 6, through and including Thursday, Aug. 11, daily, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
08-08
11:00
1.5 Touch The Earth Seven Rhythms of Pennsic Apocalypse Ziggy This is a beginner drumming class. Learn the basic rhythms used most often in drum circles and music within the SCA. This is a 3-part class that teaches different rhythms each day. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Saidi, Beladi, Maqsum Day 2- Chiftitelli, Masmoudi Day 3- Ayub, Malfouf
08-08
12:00
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.
08-08
12:00
1.5 A&S 8 The Distaff's Mighty Pen: Women Poets East & West Mistress Ana de Guzmán In Heian Japan and al-Andalus (Moorish Spain), women held diminished political power, but wielded considerable influence in the poetic sphere. This class is about how these women were able to exercise cultural power, including samples from the best known of these poetesses with glimpses into their lives. There will be some mature themes presented, but nothing explicit or graphic.
08-08
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 1: Introduction and Meet & Greet Pennsic Performing Arts Meet your fellow bards. While many of us already know each other, this will give newcomers a chance to match names to faces. Day 1: I’ve Got This Idea for a New Bardic Event. Bardic-focused events seem to be gently on the rise, and that is a good thing. We have Bardic Madness and its offshoots, Known World Cooks & Bards, immersion events (i.e., Beowulf, Njal’s Saga, Day of Decameron), and various competitions. What else could we do? Are there other formats/approaches we should try? What other sorts of bard-centric events would we like to see take place?
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Cooking from Period Sources Master Cariadoc How to start with a recipe that was written in period and end up with a dish that is consistent with that recipe and tastes good. Also, a discussion of available sources for recipes.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 2-3 pm Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10. The performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-08
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Instrumental Music in 15th-Century Florence Lady Barbara Santangelo da Vignola A survey and discussion of instrumental music in a 15th-century chansonnier from Florence. A discussion of sources and composers.
08-08
12:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Bellydance: Building Blocks Líza Lightstone Learn the building blocks of bellydance in a safe, non-judgemental environment. This class is for anyone who would like a refresher and true beginners who want to learn how to make their hips do the thing and what muscles are actually involved in snake arms anyway? We will begin with a full body stretch and warm-up followed by learning common ubiquitous dance moves from a foundational beginning. Afterwards, a short choreography and some partner and group dancing. No partner required, open to all ages.
08-08
13:00
4.0 AEthelmearc Royal - Scribal College Æthelmearc Scribal Tea Mistress Roberta McMorland Meet-and-Greet for Æthelmearc Scribes and any other scribes that wish to attend.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 2 Reading Foreign Language Scroll Texts Lord Martyn de Halliwell A brief introduction to foreign language diction. We will cover Latin, Italian, German, French, and Middle English pronunciations in this class.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 4 Viking Food Lady Tilla Chandler We've all seen those websites or news articles that state what the Scandinavian people in the Viking Era ate. We click on them in excitement to see what information they have and then we find out the website or article includes food like potatoes, cranberries, and other New World foods. And they don't include kelp, shark, rye and other known foods discovered during archaeological digs. This class will include information from archaeological digs and sagas and will include tastings of recipes based on this knowledge. I have a new handout that includes hypothetical recipes.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Pork & Artichoke Pies, Meatballs: 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Pork with spices, lemon slices and fresh fennel wrapped in pastry; artichokes, butter, sheep cheese in pastry; meatballs, herbs in oil, spices, eggs.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Spiral Silver Posaments: Braids and Beads Mistress Eithni ingen Talorgain Learn how to recreate several of the Birka posaments with a silver-colored spiral wire. This class will focus on braids and beads. Come help beta-test the newest volume of my teaching booklets! Experience with Celtic knotwork, knotting, naalbinding, or lace is helpful.
08-08
13:00
2.0 A&S 13 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy Thl Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders. The class will take the Big Three of Venice, Florence, and Rome, and go on to more obscure gems.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Welcome to the SCA: Now What? Lady Umm Butrus A'isha al-Anida A class to help newcomers learn about the Society and ask questions of a 30-year veteran of the SCA in a judgment-free zone.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Voice Heralding 101 Baron Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson From SCA.org: “Voice heralds” are used for “crying out announcements, announcing the fighters entering the list field, as well as acting as the voice of the nobility in court, reading the scrolls that accompany the awards being given out.” “Book heralds”: helping members of the SCA to research period names and design devices (armory), as well as registering them with the SCA College of Heralds. “Protocol heralds”: recording the awards and honors that are given in court, drafting period-style ceremonies for use in court, determining the precedence of award holders, as well as other legal niceties in all sorts of situations. This class deals with Voice Heralds. Learn how to project your voice, what to say, and how to say it!
08-08
13:00
1.0 Bog U Amber: Northern Gold Amber Nightstalker Amber has played an important part in history. It was sought after not only for decoration, but also used as a talisman or amulet, used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments, and used as currency for trade. Participants will be taught how to take a raw piece of amber and begin to shape and polish it to bring out the natural unique qualities of each piece of history. While you are busy shaping away, there will be a casual discussion on historical and mythical relevance.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Chadō Nyūmon: Japanese Tea Ceremony Basics Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A practical introduction to being a guest at a Japanese tea ceremony. Traditionally, it is the first step to learning the art of tea. Learn the rudiments of being a guest at a wabi-style Japanese tea ritual. This introduction is especially intended for those wishing to participate in one of the chakai (tea gatherings) at Pennsic. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a small fan if you have one, and please do not wear weapons or jewelry during tea rituals or tea practices. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html. (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
08-08
13:00
3.0 Games Tent Mikado: Japanese Pick-up Sticks Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry Remember how much fun pick-up sticks was? Come learn to play, then stay for a round-robin competition. Winner gets a set of sticks with the rules.
08-08
13:00
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.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) 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.
08-08
13:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Playing 15th-Century Florentine Instrumental Music Lady Barbara Santangelo da Vignola Let's read some music from the 15th-century Florentine Chansonnier. Intermediate to advanced instrumental skills needed. Wind or string instruments are best suited to this, but not limited to these. Please bring your own instrument and stand.
08-08
13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Tapestry Frame Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright A simple introduction to frame weaving such as tapestry, etc. Class limited to 10 looms. Fee covers loom, accessories, yarn and instructions.
08-08
13:00
1.25 Touch The Earth The Walking Dum: Post-Apocalypse Ziggy This is a begintermediate/pre-advanced drumming class. Learn rhythms beyond the usual that you hear all the time. Class alternates between odd and even count rhythms. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 2- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits. Day 3- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 4- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Humorous Food: The Humors, Food & Medieval Health Lady Sorcha Mackenzie This will be a beginner's class regarding how the humors were associated with different foods and spices in period. We will cover a condensed history of where the ideas of humors came from and how they were used to classify all foods and spices from the smallest of fruits to fish and other meats.
08-08
14:00
1.5 A&S 8 English Rosaries and Paternosters Mistress Elizabethe Alles Focus is on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.
08-08
14:00
2.0 A&S 9 Theater Directors' Symposium Tristan le Chanticler Ever wanted to direct at Pennsic? Do you have experiences to share? Join a discussion of scripts, dreams, and teams that build memorable theater. All welcome!
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Nosh Like an Ancient Roman Mistress Lucretia Marcella Ancient Roman snacking you can make anytime. Limited food samples available. Handout with recipes too!
08-08
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Lady Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Yoni Yoga Líza Lightstone After a lot of excitement, dancing, drinking, and walking on uneven paths, recenter, realign, and reconnect to your grounded nature. In this class we will explore our body's gentle strengths and allow our own anatomy to guide us to inner tranquility. Please be aware that we will be touching and exploring our own pelvic areas and working with our pelvic floors. While this is done over clothes and is not penetrative, this may be uncomfortable for some. Adults only.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Melodies Samir The following list of melodies will be covered on the days listed below. Bring your favorite melody instrument or bring a drum if you are willing and interested. A limited number of handouts will be available on a first-come basis. A Google docs copy of the handouts and MP3 files of the songs can be obtained by sending an email request to briansbeaman@gmail.com. Song Name Origin Class Date El Sueno Di La Hija, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Hija Mia Mi Querida, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Por Que Llorax, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Al Leyla Helwa, Bedouin, 8/10/2022; Bint El Chalabiya, Arabic, 8/10/2022; Fog El Nakel, Arabic, 8/12/2022; El Helwa Di, Arabic, 8/12/2022; Nehna Wel Amar Jiran, Arabic, 8/12/2022
08-08
14:00
2.5 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! Feel free to sign up to tell a story, sing a song, or spout Shakespeare. If it fits in the realms of Bardic performance, you are welcome to participate.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Amphitheater Gregor & Lily Handfasting Lily Younger This is a request for use of the Amphitheater for a wedding.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Wild Silk! Lady Sima Cordovero Did you know that silk comes in a variety of colors right off the cocoon? From the silk called the "Queen of Assam" to silk production that doesn't hurt the moth, this class will explore wild silks of the Indian subcontinent.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Crannogs: Irish, Scottish and Welsh Lake Dwellings Master Robert of Ferness Although these artificial islands can date back thousands of years, many were built and occupied during the SCA period. This class will provide an introduction to these interesting structures found in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and look at some of the Celtic and Viking treasures found on or near them. The presenter has first-hand experience working on and around crannogs as part of an archaeology team and has visited some modern reconstructions for comparison.
08-08
15:00
2.5 A&S 10 Adult Doll Meet Lady Bianca This class is geared towards adults who collect or want to collect dolls. Please bring your favorite doll as we will be making something special for them. Adults 18+ only, because doll hobbies can be expensive.
08-08
15:00
4.0 Battlefield Loud Bards and Dancers: Pennsic Pileathon! Basilio Branquo The Pennsic Pile (https://pennsicdance.aands.org) is a songbook of music for the dances most commonly taught and danced at Pennsic over the last few years. The Pennsic 49 (May 2022 edition) is superb, and we're gonna play and dance them all! You might also find the Pennsic Pile fakebook useful to prepare. http://thedancingmaster.net/sca_dance_fakebook.pdf - two days, four hours each in the Tent of Loudness on the battlefield. Some Pennsic Piles will be available for musicians.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Enchanted Ground or next to it (W09) Period Portable Furniture You Can Make Master Cariadoc Chairs, tables, and a bed, all based on period designs. At least one chair, one table, and the bed are simple enough so that someone with only basic tools and no expertise should be able to make them.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Recorder Ensemble Thl Siri Toivosdotter Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to participate in this ensemble. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday; dress rehearsal Thursday. More information and music on Facebook. Concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/11, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all. Please bring a music stand if you have one; loaners available. Bring a 1/2 inch black binder. Sheet music (intermediate to advanced) will be provided. $2 for music packet, or free PDFs can be found on the Facebook group: Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe (washington.julie@gmail.com), and The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter (JoniSyngs@gmail.com).
08-08
15:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms I Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-08
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts If you want to be part of the cast of "Whose Line Doth it Be" then come and audition for the zany and fun show.
08-08
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Leather Embroidery Master Robert of Ferness This class covers the presenter’s compilation of all known embroidered leather objects surviving from about 600-1600. Shoes form the largest category by far, but there are also knife sheaths, belt pouches, doublets, gloves, and boots. Leather embroidery differs significantly from cloth embroidery. Class participants will be able to try their hand at it with a sample of leather and silk thread.
08-08
16:00
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.
08-08
16:00
2.0 Battlefield North Atlantian Unbelted 10-Man Mêlée Lord Helmut Kruger The Sergeants of Saint Aiden will host the Atlantian 10-Man mêlée after Afternoon Rapier Battle.
08-08
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-08
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-08
16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth An Introduction to Indian Rhythms II Ali Al-Azim Learn about Indian rhythm instruments, their history, how they are played and how to play with them. Bring your instrument and learn some new rhythms.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-08
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Murder of Thomas Brynde Master Ruaidhri an Cu The Murder of Thomas Brynde, an original one-act play by Lord Ishmael Stedfast Reed of Atlantia, written in unrhymed iambic verse. The play adapts and dramatizes the documented letters between several concerned parties and the Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth I, written about the withholding of justice in the case of the mysterious murder of one Thomas Brynde in 1577.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater Efenwealt Wystle and Company Pennsic Performing Arts Music that spans the SCA: historic, bardic, instrumental, vocal, comedy tragedy and everything in between. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Zsof and Tommaso Go to War Lord Tommaso Franceschi Zsof and Tommaso perform period, SCA, and original stories and songs. Family-friendly.
08-08
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Whose Line Doth It Be? Pennsic Performing Arts Welcome to "Whose Line Doth It Be?", the improv comedy competition where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the auditions at 4 pm. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-08
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-08
19:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Mushin-an Chaseki: Tea Ceremony Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Enjoy the taste of tea under the night sky. Please wear Japanese or loose-fitting clothing with white socks or tabi, and bring a small fan if you have one. Please do not wear any jewelry or weapons in the tea room. This is a participatory recreation of a sixteenth-century wabi-style tea gathering.
08-08
19:00
3.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dance Party! Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills Start your evening off with a music jam and dancing! Really, that's it. Show up with your instruments and your hips! Wear period Middle Eastern garb for bonus points! Live music and dance! Please come to the Middle Eastern tent for playing music and dancing to said music! All instruments invited.
08-08
19:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Trio Tramontana: Smoky Medieval Jazz Mistress Deonna von Aachen Trio Tramontana presents "An Evening in la Salle des Ardents: Smoky Medieval Jazz.” Rufina Cambrensis, John Elys and Deonna von Aachen present music of the 14th and 15th century on period instruments such as shawms, recorders and strings.
08-08
19:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent The Debatable Choir Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope The acclaimed Debatable Choir performs music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance by composers like di Lasso, Vecchi, Morley, and Susato. For over 35 years, this choir has entertained royalty and peasants, receiving kingdom awards for both the Arts and Service along the way. Enjoy the glorious sound of a 20-plus voice choir singing everything from hymns of praise to drinking songs.
08-08
20:00
5.0 Courtesan Camp (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Roman Bacchanal Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri The Festival of Floralia is upon us! The Knowne World Courtesans call you to a celebration of all things Roman in the Known World! To gain entry, dress to impress in your finest 1st c. Roman garb. We will delight your senses with amphorae of wine, delicacies fit for the Emperor, contests of strength, beauties abundant, and bounteous sensory delights. All in celebration of Summer! Required: Early Imperial Roman dress and a coin (10$), purchased at local merchants (TBA) or at the Courtesan Camp located next to Strawberry Fields on B06. There are only 300 available so get them while they last! 18+ ID required Bring your ID and a mug!
08-08
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door Thl Drake Oranwood Drake Oranwood returns with joy to the Pennsic Performing Arts stage with some talented friends to entertain you.
08-08
21:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent i Genesii Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope i Genesii: Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! The greatest Commedia del'Arte troupe in the Known World does it again with its usual tasteless but hilarious performance!
08-09
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-09
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Closed rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidery of 16th-Century India Lady Ysabel da Costa Explore the marvelous embroideries of 16th-century India! Items embroidered in SCA-period India were used domestically and also exported to Europe, the Muslim world, and east Asia. We'll go over techniques, materials, and designs for embroidery in the Bengali and Gujarati styles, and talk about how the results could be used in an SCA context. I'll share close-up photos of three extant pieces I've examined. If you can do chain stitch, you can embroider in a 16th-century Indian style!
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Lucet Cord for Beginners Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel Lucet cord has been dated back to the Viking and throughout the medieval periods. This two-pronged tool is easy to use and makes a quick cord that is not limited in length. This class is an introduction to lucetting and we will make a single color square cord.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Letting Down Her Hair Lady Gwenhwyfar Weale The assumptions made about the manner in which women have been portrayed in fairy tale, folk tale, and wonder tales have always reinforced the concept that the women have had little to no agency as protagonists. In direct challenge to that, this lecture will illuminate how the fairy tales within period, that are the precursors of the Victorian literary fairy tale, tell the stories of women with agency that quite often save not only themselves but others.
08-09
09:00
4.0 A&S 10 Basketry 101: Market Basket Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen Learn the basics of basket weaving and make your own 8"x12" market basket to take home. Bring an old towel and scissors for cutting reed.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 The Everyday Tudor Lady Laurensa Silverlock Clothing of the common Tudor man or woman. Will cover daily wear, sumptuary laws, sources of secondhand clothing, and clothing as an asset.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 13 Medieval Food Myths Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Ever get sick of the old myth about people using spices because they were serving rotting meat? Then this is the class for you.` We will discuss common medieval food myths as well as ask the class for a few of theirs and where to find the real information for your needs.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 14 Intro to Drop Spinning Hextilda Corbett Come learn an ancient skill -- turning roving into yarn. We will talk about a variety of spindles and fibers before trying our hands at drop spinning. There will be wool and synthetic fiber available, so if you have a wool allergy, you can still participate! Bring your own drop spindle or use a class loaner (available for purchase after class). Instructor is ambidextrous and can teach you whether you are right- or left-handed. Hands-on help will be limited to the first ten students (but all are welcome to come watch and audit!).
08-09
09:00
8.0 A&S 17 Knitting in the Baltic States: The Latvian Mitten Mistress Elonda Blue Haven Learn period Baltic States knitting techniques by producing Latvian-style mittens. This is an intermediate to advanced knitting class.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Cabochons/Maison Rive (24) Care and Maintenance of Sewing Machines Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf A sewing machine is designed to last twenty to eighty years. Why they don't, how they can, and figuring out a machine you've never seen before.
08-09
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part A Thl Kai SaerPren This class is two half-days, Tuesday and Wednesday; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience. Youths may attend if accompanied by a parent.
08-09
09:00
2.0 Incudis Eligium (tbd) Weaving Twill on a Warp-Weighted Loom Master Hrólfr a Fjarfelli This is a part-instruction and part hands-on class. You will learn how to warp a warp-weighted loom, knit heddles and weave different variations of twill. I will have a card-weaving demo for the header band and several tabletop looms to practice the different stages of the entire process.
08-09
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert is open to all pitched and percussion instruments played by musicians ages 12-19. All levels of playing are welcome, though a basic understanding of how to read music for your instrument is required. We will learn between three and five pieces from within SCA period, to be performed as part of the Known World Concert on Thursday of War Week. The Consort will be led by Her Ladyship Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is a music teacher in the modern world. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week. PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting Lady Cynthia (cynthiaanne.sutton@gmail.com ).
08-09
09:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Family Stick Weaving Baron Egill the Loomwright Family-oriented stick weaving, a simple, weft-based weaving method. Great for making belts and straps. Up-gradable to make everything from shawls to rugs. Fee covers sticks and string; take your work home with you. Youth welcome with parent or guardian.
08-09
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Fan Fiction Mistress Fiana of Clare A discussion of how "fan fiction" was produced and used in the Middle Ages; how we can produce it and use it in our Society. Topics will include the definition of fan fiction, its modern and pre-modern history, plus its techniques and authors. Time permitting, we will attempt our own fan fiction.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Opening Up a Can of Worms: Research in the SCA Lady Rosie Dubroc Does research and documentation seem overwhelming? Are you interested in doing an A&S project but don't know where to start? This class will teach you how to find, evaluate, and document the sources you need to research and complete an A&S project in any category.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Robin Hood Lady Sarah le Payller A class on the context and origins of Robin Hood, and maybe some of the early stories.
08-09
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 The Nitty Gritty Craft of Songwriting Master Ciaran mac Breandain What comes first, the music or the words? Have you ever wanted to be a songwriter? Stuck and need help with the creative process? Come join two experienced songwriters for a conversation on the details of songwriting. We'll discuss ideas and inspiration, types of songs, writing a compelling story, music, and other nitty-gritty details.
08-09
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Making an Italian Renaissance Chemise Lady Barbara Santangelo da Vignola Instructions and walk-through for making an Italian Renaissance chemise. Includes a look at both pleating and gathering.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Chadō Okeiko: Tea Ceremony Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html. (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Playground Toddler Playgroup (Under 4) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-09
10:00
3.0 Red Range Ealdormere Youth Fun Shoot Lady Kitta Mjoksiglandi Ealdormere welcomes the children and youth (under 16) of the Known World to join us on the archery range for a fun shoot. Children and youth will shoot in cohorts with coaching from Marshals and MiTs. Prizes for every participant.
08-09
10:00
2.0 Woods (Woods) Armored Woods Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Herbed Beer: Gruit Demystified. Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli The history of Low Country gruit beer, as found in contemporary sources. Includes detailed information on ingredients and plausible brewing techniques. Historic gruit beer is quite a different beer from modern herbal gruit ale. This class will explore the factual history of this exciting and unusual beer, as well as the dangers of assumptions in brewing research. Age 21+.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 Upon The Hem: Finishing Your Skirt in Late Period Baroness Elena de la Palma Hemming wasn't straightforward for late period women's gowns. This class will explore all the different ways the bottom edge of a skirt or dress could be finished, using extant examples wherever possible. This class will include discussion of how to do each hem treatment, plus which would mostly likely be used in various clothing applications, with different fabrics, for different social classes, etc.
08-09
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Decorated Veils Baroness Alianor (Aliyah) bat Asriel Do you get tired of a plain veil? Did you know that veils were decorated? We will start with a visual trip through the history of medieval veils followed by a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to create a rolled hem and then how to add simple beading, or for those interested in a more complicated embellishment, the art of Turkish Oya. $20 "material fee" covers 1 yard of 100% linen, beads, sewing needles and thread, cotton crochet thread and embroidery needle. Please bring your own fabric scissors.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 NOT You Billy: Elizabethan Theatre Beyond the Bard Lady Katherine Coscombe Shakespeare is not the only playwright to know from the 16th-C English stage. Explore other notable figures of Elizabethan Theatre.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege One: Casting of Lots Dr Henry Best Divination by Sortilege, or interpretation of randomized objects, such as coins, bones, dice, runes, cards, pages of books. We will demonstrate and test many of these systems, calling on them each to answer a question from the class. Several of the systems we will explore are new to this class, researched over the pandemic, so if you've attended before, it's time to come back. Stay for Part Two, divination with cards, including tarot.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 The Mary Rose: Ship and Shipwreck Mistress Elizabethe Alles Learn about the history and archeology of Henry VIII's flagship that sank in 1545 and was raised in 1982.
08-09
11:00
1.0 A&S 20 Silverwing's "Laws": The Dream We Share Master Dmitrii Zhirov The SCA is rich in traditions, and, some would say, filthy with laws and bureaucracy. Where did some of these ideas spring from, and what do they really mean? We'll explore the foundations of these concepts, and examine some of the "norms" that help define our social group.
08-09
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Commedia All Stars Rehearsal Baroness Sophia the Orange Rehearsal for Commedia All Stars troupe: Saturday, Aug. 6, through and including Thursday, Aug. 11, daily, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
08-09
11:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Courtesan Persona 101 Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This is an adults only class for those interested in portraying a courtesan persona in the SCA. People of all ages over 18 and all genders welcome. We will be discussing how to speak and act like an elite sex worker and how to handle a number of situations you might find yourself in while in persona at events. For a list of content warnings or any further information, please contact Ginevra at ginevrafiammettadisilvestri@gmail.com.
08-09
11:00
1.0 EK Royal Camp (E06) EK Blacksmith Guild Meeting and Panel Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir The Blacksmiths' Guild will hold a short meeting followed by a panel for Guild members only. This is a chance for Guild members to submit their work to the panel for review as part of the ranking process. Non-members are welcome to attend our Blacksmithing Roundtable Q&A scheduled in the afternoon of the same day.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Introduction to Commedia Thl Avelina del Dolce You may see us perform at the Performing Arts Amphitheater and Pavilion at Pennsic, SCA events, feasts, and parties. So, are you curious about "those commedia performers?" This class will cover the basics of commedia dell'arte to prepare for Iron Commedia. Students in this class will learn about the characters and then will have a chance to do various character development exercises. You don't want to miss the foolish fun!
08-09
12:00
1.5 A&S 4 Frying Pan Bread and Pastries Master Cariadoc A demonstration of a period flatbread recipe and two period pastry recipes, all of which can be made in a frying pan over your campfire. The flatbread is 10th-century Middle Eastern; the pastries are both 13th-century Andalusian. The class will be taught in persona.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 5 Celtic Textiles & Women’s Dress of Central Europe Mistress Álfrún ketta Analysis of textiles from the Iron Age in Central Europe, along with information on dress accessories, period iconography and burial practices, this class aims to help make informed choices for crafting women’s dress in the Late Hallstatt and Early La Tene periods.
08-09
12:00
1.5 A&S 7 Romani: An Introduction to "Gypsy" Persona Baroness Pesha of Little Egypt Want a Romani persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
08-09
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 2 Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for discussions for the Bardic Community.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination by Sortilege Two: Cards Including Tarot Dr Henry Best Cartomancy. 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. We will end class with a miraculous demonstration of the seer's art.
08-09
12:00
1.5 A&S 13 The Viborg Shirt Seams (11th-C Danish Skyrta) Mistress Sylvie la chardonniere The Viborg shirt is the only linen shirt from the Viking age (~11th C) found in Scandinavia or Europe in such good condition. The shirt has 10 pattern pieces and uses 8 different seam types. This class will discuss the find, examine a recreation and work through samples of the 8 different seam types. This is a combination show-and-tell with some hands-on sewing of samples.
08-09
12:00
1.0 A&S 20 Pennsic Tips and Tricks Things I Wish I'd Known 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' electronic games charged through all of Pennsic.
08-09
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 2-3 pm Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10. The performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-09
13:00
6.0 Amphitheater Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play Thl Avelina del Dolce If you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational commedia dell'arte, if you just love improvisation or if you want to challenge yourself and try something new, come to Iron Commedia! Open to all participants, Iron Commedia is not a competition – it is a group challenge where we will craft, cast, and perform a brand new commedia play in just one afternoon with its world premiere at the Performing Arts Amphitheater that same day!
08-09
13:00
1.5 A&S 8 Kosode and Hakama: Basic Japanese Garb Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie The kosode is the basic upper-body garment (shirt) for men and women in the Japanese medieval period. It is much like the kimono, but differs in several details. The hakama is the basic lower-body garment (pants) for both men and women. Period hakama are actually easier to make than modern hakama, and have several useful variations. Once you are comfortable making these two garments, you can learn to make nearly any other piece of jidai (Japanese historical dress).
08-09
13:00
2.0 A&S 10 Viking Wire Weaving Mistress Eirny Thorvaldsdottir A hands-on class for learning to do basic wire weaving, including drawing down and finishing. I will have basic tools and supplies for students, a handout, and kits available for purchase.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 12 Origins of Playing Cards and Tarot Mistress Heather Hall A look at card systems and art from earliest theories to modern times. Examples will be available to examine, and myths will be debunked.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 16 Infusing Honey and How to Use It Mistress Isabella della Rosa Learn to infuse honey with herbs and flavors which then can be used in cooking and baking.
08-09
13:00
1.0 A&S 20 Food and Feasting for Newcomers Duchess Melisande de Belvoir One of the signature parts of many events is the feast, but newcomers sometimes find the very idea of a feast vaguely uncomfortable. Will you have to eat with your hands? Where will you sit? Will the food be weird and unfamiliar, and will it be way too spicy? This class will give you some ideas about what to expect, how to sign up, what to take with you, and why the feast is an integral part of the medieval experience.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale))) What the Devil? Lady Rosie Dubroc Whether called Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, or the Devil, this personification of evil has not always been the red, horned demon we are familiar with. This class will explore how and why the devil has evolved over time, focusing on the religious art of the Middle Ages. Come have a look at the many faces of the Devil. Age 18+.
08-09
13:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 It Takes My Child Pennsic Edition Family Point Come experience a mini version of the Midrealm family-focused event! There will be a variety of games and activities throughout the afternoon.
08-09
13:00
2.5 Guild Mirandolai Introduction to Pysanky Lady Nichola Beese Pysanky are highly embellished eggs used for centuries in Easter and Vernal Equinox celebrations in many Slavic nations, including modern Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. Come learn about the history, symbolism, and significance of this "Queen of Folk Arts," and make your own pysanka to take with you. All materials and tools will be provided. The dyes are permanent, so wear old garb!
08-09
13:00
2.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Sharpening Everything for Woodworking Thl Kai SaerPren How to sharpen everything! This class is an extension of my woodworking class. Thus, I will focus on sharpening woodworking tools, but the principles are the same for all cutting implements. We will cover several concepts and methods but my focus will be on how I do it... without expensive jigs and other do-hickies. We will review, then sharpen, anything you bring - and all of my tools.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Frame Drumming 101 Lord Tommaso Franceschi Tar, bendir, lag-na, Patayani thappu . . . Frame drums are built and played every where/when we study. We'll introduce some of the more common varieties of hand drums as well as their fundamental techniques. Some discussion of stick-played drums is included, but this is not the emphasis. Bodhrans are allowed but not recommended. A limited number of loaner drums will be available.
08-09
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Lucet Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Make a square cord and a two-color cord. Lucet, string, and instructions provided as part of the class fee.
08-09
13:00
1.25 Touch The Earth The Walking Dum: Post-Apocalypse Ziggy This is a begintermediate/pre-advanced drumming class. Learn rhythms beyond the usual that you hear all the time. Class alternates between odd and even count rhythms. Bring your own drum. Day 1- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 2- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits. Day 3- Samai (10/8), Chaka (6/8), Curcuna (Jurjuna) (6/8), others as time permits. Day 4- Karsilama (9/8), Laz (7/8), reverse-Laz (7/8), others as time permits.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Welsh Poetic Harmony Lord Dai Gerdwr Cynghanedd (literally “harmony”) is the name for the forms of Welsh poetic alliteration. At its simplest, it is just the arrangements of consonant sounds, but more elegant forms depend on stress and rhyme as well. This class will discuss the four main forms of cynghanedd, with examples in Welsh and English.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Roman-Style Brooch (Fibula) Baroness Gina Dragoni You will enjoy learning how to make your own Roman-style brooch or fibula from wire and a package of glass/metal beads. Jewelry-making tools will be available, but if you have your own, please bring them along.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Period Jewelry You Can Make Master Cariadoc A class on how to make simple period jewelry.
08-09
14:00
1.5 A&S 9 The Pilgrimage Project Thl Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche For lo, these many years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn the songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday afternoon of War Week, meeting at University Point, time TBD.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Maple Sugar: The Pursuit of Sweet Amber Nightstalker Our constant search of sweet has had people look for different ways to fill that need. Across the big pond, Native Americans have been processing maple sugars. Historic relevance and past practice will be discussed as well as how to collect and process your own maple sugar with only a few trees in your yard. Everything from materials, tree identification, collection, processing methods and storage will be discussed. Hardware and product samples will most likely be shared.
08-09
14:00
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
14:00
2.0 A&S 14 Safely Foraging Local Mushrooms Thl Elsa Taliard Wild mushroom foraging is sexy these days. Gastrointestinal distress is not. Learn from a Pennsylvania-approved mushroomer how to stay safe! 18+.
08-09
14:00
1.0 A&S 16 Small Batch Mead-Making Mistress Isabella della Rosa Benefits of small batch mead-making include reducing lifting weight space requirements and several flavors from a 5-gallon batch. Age 21+.
08-09
14:00
1.5 A&S 18 Blacksmithing Roundtable Q&A Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Presented by the East Kingdom Blacksmiths' Guild. Come to ask questions about blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and armoring. We will have several Guild officers on the panel with a combined over 50 years of smithing experience. No demonstrations will held during this time, but information will be provided about finding live demonstrations during Pennsic.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Lady Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Drumming Samir After a brief review of basic drumming techniques, the classes will concentrate on rhythms that have the same time signature, starting with the basic forms of the rhythms. More complex variations of the different rhythms will be covered for intermediate drummers, including more advanced drumming techniques. A limited number of handouts will be available on a first come basis. A Google docs copy of the handouts can be obtained by sending an email request to briansbeaman@gmail.com.
08-09
14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Knowne World Harp Celebration Mistress Linette de Gallardon Join the harpers of the Knowne World in celebrating the music of this instrument. Mini-concerts and open mic of SCA-appropriate music.
08-09
14:00
2.0 Playground Preschooler Playgroup (Over 3) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Stepping Up Your Roman Garb Mistress Lucretia Marcella Little tricks for a variety of budgets to help build your Roman garb.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Crannogs: Irish, Scottish and Welsh Lake Dwellings Master Robert of Ferness Although these artificial islands can date back thousands of years, many were built and occupied during the SCA period. This class will provide an introduction to these interesting structures found in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and look at some of the Celtic and Viking treasures found on or near them. The presenter has first-hand experience working on and around crannogs as part of an archaeology team and has visited some modern reconstructions for comparison.
08-09
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 History of Printed Textiles Master Aveline de Ceresbroch A historic review of 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! We will address the known uses of these techniques around the world, including (modernly) China, Japan, India, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, 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.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Barrels and Barrel-Aging Thl Oswyn of Baðon The use of barrels (casks) and barrel-aging for alcohols and vinegars. Tastings provided if permitted at the time of the class. Over 21 only.
08-09
15:00
2.5 Battlefield Combat Archery/Siege Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Chasing the Game of Goose Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry The history and evidence of the Game of Goose all the way back to the 1480s, from Italy, France, and England. Following Goose with some gambling rules to play by.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Recorder Ensemble Thl Siri Toivosdotter Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to participate in this ensemble. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday; dress rehearsal Thursday. More information and music on Facebook. Concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/11, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all. Please bring a music stand if you have one; loaners available. Bring a 1/2 inch black binder. Sheet music (intermediate to advanced) will be provided. $2 for music packet, or free PDFs can be found on the Facebook group: Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe (washington.julie@gmail.com), and The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter (JoniSyngs@gmail.com).
08-09
15:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: European Music Expo Pennsic Performing Arts Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music and harpers. Experience vocal and harp music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
08-09
15:45
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Feel the Music: Sweet Secrets & Dance Moves Alicia Free Belly Dance podcast host Alicia Free will share dance and mindset secrets she has learned as a musician and dancer on stages and around the fires of Pennsic for decades. This class is for all levels of dance experience and musicality. We will dance together and practice what we learn in the class.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Heralds Don't Pun; We Cant! Lady Violet Hughes A discussion on canting arms; puns in heraldic devices.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 3 Law in the Lands of Peace Master Cariadoc A class on Fiqh, Muslim law, taught in persona from the point of view of the Maliki school.
08-09
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Leather Embroidery Master Robert of Ferness This class covers the presenter’s compilation of all known embroidered leather objects surviving from about 600-1600. Shoes form the largest category by far, but there are also knife sheaths, belt pouches, doublets, gloves, and boots. Leather embroidery differs significantly from cloth embroidery. Class participants will be able to try their hand at it with a sample of leather and silk thread.
08-09
16:00
1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dancing with a Veil: Performance Track Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills A silk veil is a beautiful and sensuous dance partner; learn to move in harmony with it! Dazzle your audience with an ethereal vision of you and your silk. Learn swoops, swirls, turns, and tricks. This workshop will cover traditional use of the veil in Middle Eastern dance: entrances, illusions and interactions. Bring or borrow a 3-yard rectangle. Looks great in period clothing. Veils are also available for purchase, just ask me ahead of time. I have been teaching bellydance since 2005, studying this artform since 1997.
08-09
17:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon: Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo Pennsic Performing Arts The 24th Annual Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo is open to all performers and musicians who wish to participate.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Iron Commedia: World Premiere Pennsic Performing Arts Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century commedia dell'arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can't give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! (And don't miss when we do it again on War Week Thursday!) Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
08-09
18:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani! Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly, you are blessed amongst the living, for you have the opportunity to see i Sebastiani, the greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World, perform a different show just for you tonight!
08-09
18:00
2.0 Great Hall Æthelmearc Royal Court Baroness Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill The Court of Their Royal Majesties Byron and Ariella, 6:00 pm EST
08-09
18:00
2.0 Maison Rive (space #24 (opposite camp store)) Waste-Free Garment Cutting Mistress Alizaundre de Brebeuf Hand-spun, hand-woven, hand-finished...they never wasted a single thread. You don't have to! An overview of some of the thriftiest cutting and sewing tricks used in the SCA's target centuries. We cover only pre-17th century Western European clothing.
08-09
18:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Tenth Annual Depressing Song Competition Mistress Morgan Wolfsinger Alas! Once again we seek songs and tales of utter woe. Please keep performances SCA-related and/or pre-1600 CE and 5 min or less. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Additional sign-up allowed at the start of the competition if slots are available. Prizes will be awarded. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
08-09
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-09
19:00
1.5 A&S 15 Compare 16th-C Persian & Ottoman Turkish Clothing Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Persian? Turkish? Perkish? 16th-century Safavid Persian and Ottoman Turkish garments can be confusing. Additionally we may be puzzled by fabric options. We look at clothing and textiles from both cultures to see similarities and differences. Included are hints for selecting modern fabrics and potential garment patterns. I concentrate on the 16th century because I have found almost no information about earlier Ottoman clothing.
08-09
19:00
2.0 Mermayde Keep - Ceanndána Tavern (E16) Intermed/Advanced Celtic Traditional Music Session Heidi An intermediate/advanced Celtic/Irish/Scottish traditional music class for folks who have played at sessions and can play tunes at a moderate tempo. Play some Celtic tunes and meet other players at Pennsic! Age 21+.
08-09
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Bed and Breakfast Do Bardic Lord Dai Gerdwr Dai Gerdwr and Líadan Liathán sing of laughter, love, life, and death - in multiple languages!
08-09
20:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr, & House Sans Nomen Master Cerian Cantwr Listen to the mad tunes and tales of Master John Inchingham, Master Cerian Cantwr, and their household. Sing along with some of the Midrealm's best known (or most infamous) bards. Come prepared for music, mayhem, and merriment of the oddest kind. Warning: Sightings of polar cows and were-llamas are likely.
08-09
21:00
4.0 Great Hall Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt All are welcome to join Clan Blue Feather once again for our annual Ball and Fashion Cotillion! Come for food, fun, dancing, music, costumes, revelry, a free raffle with amazing prizes, and special award prizes for the most outstanding garb. Remember, you don't have to wear your best garb, just wear what makes you look your best!
08-09
22:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Foxy Bard Lord David Anthony, The Foxy Bard Foxy and his friends have gotten into the booze barrels again, which means it is time for musical shenanigans. Join us for Latin drinking songs, naughty madrigals, and general silliness.
08-10
08:00
8.0 Archery Archery Champions' Shoot Master Godric of Hamtun Archery Champions will shoot as a team for War Points. Range is closed to all other activities.
08-10
08:00
9.0 A&S 3 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point - Staff Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano A&S War Point - Staff.
08-10
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-10
08:00
9.0 A&S 16 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point - 1 Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano A&S War Point.
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9.0 A&S 17 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point - 2 Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano A&S War Point.
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9.0 A&S 18 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point - 3 Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano A&S War Point.
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9.0 A&S 19 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point - 4 Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano A&S War Point.
08-10
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Closed rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Commedia dell'Arte Thl Cael O'Conaill Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-10
09:00
7.0 Archery Archery Champions War Point Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 4 Is Chocolate Period? Lady Amathullah Luciano A lecture on chocolate in period with a handout of period and period-ish recipes. Samples of period chocolate will be provided. Bring your own mug.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Kute-uchi: Expert Japanese Hand Loop Braiding Master Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie This period Japanese braiding technique was "lost" to the general population as a closely-held secret until modern research "re-discovered" it. Kute-uchi is similar to other methods of loop braiding, except the loops are lined up on the hands instead of held by the fingers. This enables experienced braiders to create braids using more than ten elements, with no additional equipment. Learn expert techniques of this Japanese loop-manipulation braiding technique to create flat "Hira-gumi" braids with 9, 11, 13, and 15 loops.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 7 Lucet, Beyond Square Cord Mistress Eadgyth aet Staeningum You’re comfortable making square cord; what's next? We'll work on flat and multi-strand cord variations. Please bring your lucet. We'll also demonstrate how to slip a cord off and put it back on after class.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Needle-lace Class 2: "Stitches in the Air" Grace Gamble We will continue our adventure in learning needle-lace by jumping off the fabric and taking stitches in the air... the actual lace part of needle-lace. You will learn how to prep the foundation pattern, how to create the structural framework and several of the stitches used to create the lace. This is the second class in the series (first one is "preparing the window"). NOTE: You may take Class 2 if you have not had Class 1 but you will be constructing your lace apart from the fabric (Punto en aria.) You will need to purchase the kit, if any remain, from Class 1 ($4 total: handout, needles, thread, linen, loan of embroidery hoop, loan of 6.0 magnification.) Priority will be given to students from Class 1. New students may also just observe.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 The Everyday Tudor Lady Laurensa Silverlock Clothing of the common Tudor man or woman. Will cover daily wear, sumptuary laws, sources of secondhand clothing, and clothing as an asset.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 13 Turk's Head Knots Lady Rosie Dubroc Do your tassels look a bit too mundane? Would you like to take them up a notch? In this hands-on class you will learn up to three common Turk's head knots that can not only be used to decorate all sorts of things, but are also just like those that adorned fancy period tassels. 
08-10
09:00
3.0 A&S 14 Beaded Flowers 4: Iris Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature iris in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth. Take the Rose class first; this is a more advanced technique.
08-10
09:00
4.0 Hus Faerhaga (N08) Intro to Woodworking, Part B Thl Kai SaerPren This class is the second of two half-days, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; an overview of hand woodwork, with an opportunity to try things out. We will start on Tuesday morning with a chunk of a log and by noon we should have some boards or other furniture parts using wedges, axes, froes, drawknives, spokeshaves and wood planes. On Wednesday we will look at making joints, boring, and maybe a bit of carving. Covers saws, chisels, and planes. Extensive instructions on the selection, use and maintenance of all these tools will be covered. The class will be taught both first week and again second week. Students who cannot attend the whole class are encouraged to drop in or out at their convenience. Youths may attend if accompanied by a parent.
08-10
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert is open to all pitched and percussion instruments played by musicians ages 12-19. All levels of playing are welcome, though a basic understanding of how to read music for your instrument is required. We will learn between three and five pieces from within SCA period, to be performed as part of the Known World Concert on Thursday of War Week. The Consort will be led by Her Ladyship Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is a music teacher in the modern world. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week. PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting Lady Cynthia (cynthiaanne.sutton@gmail.com ).
08-10
09:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Gathering of the Louds Mistress Deonna von Aachen Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals as well as polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen. Due to Covid concerns, instruments will not be available to share, but this is not a class for beginners. A reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand, and clothespins.
08-10
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Card Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave a small strap or trim piece on our mini-card loom. Classroom loaner looms provided. Class limited to 5 looms. Fee covers string and cards; take your work home with you.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-10
10:00
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.
08-10
10:00
2.0 A&S 9 Waka: Ancient, Med. Japanese Poetry and Poetics Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Poetry from classical love poems and Noh chant to popular songs. Learn metric structure, seasonal words, and pillow words. Learn to play poetry games. Poetry was a central part of pre-modern Japanese social and political life. Learn poetic language used in writing classical and medieval Japanese poetry such as kigo, kiriji, and makura-kotoba. Topics: (1) the typical subject matter for poetry in Japan, (2) the structure for several types of pre-modern poetry, and (3) occasions for writing poetry including poetry contests and poetry parties. Try writing poems for yourself! Learn the basics of writing poems in pre-modern Japanese poetic forms in either English or Japanese.
08-10
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Garb: Costume or Clothing Thl Eve Stoneheart, the Wagand Simple seam finishes and other details that make your efforts look better and last longer. A "costume" might last an event. Clothing lasts a decade. Basic pattern design and adjustment will be covered, as well as fabric selection. Where your persona lives is also a factor; that is a more advanced topic, but I can talk about regional and temporal variations in cut, pattern and silhouette.
08-10
10:00
2.0 A&S 13 Known World Webminister Social Baroness Amalie Reinhardt A roundtable discussion & forum for webministers from around the Known World. Discuss issues, exchange ideas and suggestions related to the office.
08-10
10:00
1.0 A&S 15 How to Tie a Turban Master Cariadoc Instruction on how to tie a turban, along with some, but not much, information on period turbans.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Gold Range Introduction to Central Asian Archery/Thumb Ring Baron Naran Numuchi Learn to shoot the way Mongols and other steppes and horse archers did. Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, Order of the Laurel for Mongol and Turkish Archery, Companion of the Order of the Yew Bow (Atlantia), has been shooting thumb ring since 1998 and, since then, has focused on the use and history of static-eared recurve bows.
08-10
10:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
08-10
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
08-10
11:00
2.0 A&S 7 Fun with Fibers Lady Vivian de Dunbar Fun with fiber: Learn about and get hands-on experience spinning different types of fibers. Bring your spindles and come play! A variety of different types of fibers, both plant and animal, will be available to spin. Learn how you need to change your spindle and spinning technique to handle different types of period medieval fibers. History of the different fibers will be discussed. This is geared to more experienced spinners. Some of these fibers are very challenging to work with. Some loaner spindles will be available, but you are highly encouraged to bring your own spindles.
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 12 No Limits!: Accommodating All Ages and Abilities Thl SaehildR barngothR Ways to make a class or activity more accessible to people with a variety of ages and abilities. Handout will be available in hard-copy or in a QR code-link to a Google doc.
08-10
11:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Commedia All Stars Rehearsal Baroness Sophia the Orange Rehearsal for Commedia All Stars troupe: Saturday, Aug. 6, through and including Thursday, Aug. 11, daily, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
08-10
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Skomorokh: Comedic Minstrel Theatre of E. Europe Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi With an unbroken lineage spanning more than six centuries, learn of the skomorokhi, the oft-persecuted minstrels, buffoons, harlequins, musicians, and puppeteers of medieval and Renaissance Eastern Europe!
08-10
12:00
0.75 A&S 8 Pear Pie, Peach Pie, Compote: 1549 Banchetti Master Basilius Phocas Pears, red wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, pastry. Peaches, sugar, cinnamon, butter, pastry. Melon rind, grape must, spices, honey, sage, rosemary.
08-10
12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 3 Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for forums, topics, and discussions.
08-10
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 hard-won Precious Candy-Making Secrets of the professional street entertainer.
08-10
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 An Overview of Spanish Women's Fashion 1500 - 1600 Baroness Elena de la Palma What makes Spanish fashion distinct from, well, anywhere else? That's a big question, but we'll try to answer it for one particular segment: women's fashion from 1500-1600. We'll look at everything from materials, cut, and construction to embellishments, undergarments, and accessories, reviewing commonalities from image and inventory sources of the time.
08-10
12:00
4.0 Fort Children's Water Battle Mistress Gwynnyd Assault the Fort! The Children's Water Battle is open to children 6 - 12. Bring your own water weapons (squirt guns, water balloons, etc. No catapults; they hurt!). Dress for mess and mud. Water and some balloons provided. Each participant must be in the charge of a responsible adult. Treasure provided to each participant. Extra marshals are always wanted; marshals do not necessarily get wet.
08-10
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 2-3 pm Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10. The performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir
08-10
12:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Recording and Rehearsal Thl Siri Toivosdotter Children, Youth, Chorulus Pennsicus and KWC will record/rehearse in this order in preparation for their concert on Thursday, Aug 11.
08-10
12:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Curious Pairings: A Belly Dance Workshop Joanna the Fierce Fingers and toes!? Tailbone and nose!? Learn to communicate using your body with a dance partner. Experience fun and unusual mirroring, flocking, and call and answer exercises. Get armed with an arsenal of tools that will enable you to dance with others on the spot! Come alone or with a friend! All levels are welcome!
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 2 Being Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to maintain the illusion at an event that you are a period person interacting with other period people.
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 4 Oil Lamps Made Easy Master Bedwyr Danwyn Learn how period, safe and easy oil lamps are! Obtaining lamps, fuel and wicks are quite inexpensive and easy, but to burn oil lamps requires knowledge of some simple but not obvious tricks. The focus of this class is on the "how to" of being able to light your Pennsic camp with a single bottle of common cooking oil.
08-10
13:00
2.0 A&S 5 Making It Real Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Have you ever had a “Magic Moment” at an event? They are rare, but precious. The instructor, a longtime participant, will lead a discussion of how event design, planning, and activities can help give more people the Magic Moments that keep many of us coming back.
08-10
13:00
1.5 A&S 7 Bling Out Your Veils Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir Basic veil beading. You will leave class with a working knowledge of how to do simple veil beading. Ten kits available. Other students may watch the class; there will be extra handouts. If you would like to attend, you can bring your own veil and beads, and take the class.
08-10
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 Overview: The Bara Method from The Modern Maker Mistress Sylvie la chardonniere The Bara notation shows up on Alcega and a couple of other period tailoring manuals. Matthew Gnagy dug into the topic in his books The Modern Maker, Vols. 1 and 2. The Bara notation is a way of expressing pattern in a simple way where the measurements on the pattern are represented as a proportion of a measurement of the person who will eventually wear the garment. It's mind blowing. We will review The Modern Maker books and discuss why they are appropriate to an SCA setting. Then we’ll delve into the Bara method as laid out in these books: what it is, how to use it, how it was probably used historically. Then we'll walk through drafting the bodice of a woman's kirtle which would be appropriate to the late-15th to early-16th century England, France, Spain, Brittany, and Flanders.
08-10
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1.0 A&S 10 Amber: Northern Gold Amber Nightstalker Amber has played an important part in history. It was sought after not only for decoration, but also used as a talisman or amulet, used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments, and used as currency for trade. Participants will be taught how to take a raw piece of amber and begin to shape and polish it to bring out the natural unique qualities of each piece of history. While you are busy shaping away, there will be a casual discussion on historical and mythical relevance.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Six Kaftans from the V&A Lady Melike bint Nikola A discussion of findings from six kaftans that were viewed during a trip in 2018 to the V&A's "The Clothworkers' Centre." Limit to 10 people.
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13:00
1.0 A&S 15 Beginner's Beginning Knitting: Washcloth Edition Muirgel Bera Learn the basics of knitting from choosing the proper needles to understanding what yarn "weights" mean. The class will then move to casting on for a washcloth and practicing the techniques discussed. By the end of class, the student should be able to continue knitting on their own. This class will lay the groundwork for the student to understand the basics, giving them the ability and confidence to continue knitting on their own. Some supplies will be provided, but if the students would like to bring their own, it is recommended for them to bring a single set of needles (size 6, 7, or 8) and a small ball of cotton worsted weight yarn. (Sugar & Cream recommended, or any other inexpensive yarn brand.)
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13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
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13:00
2.0 Battlefield Loud Beginning Irish Language Lady Líadan Liathán Ever been stymied by an Irish or Scottish name, phrase, or lyric? Come learn pronunciation, basic grammar, how to meet and greet, ask a few questions and reply, count, and be polite in the Irish language in a fun and relaxed setting.
08-10
13:00
1.0 House Raeburn (N16) Keeping Bees in the Knowne World Thl Dunstan Bramblette Get an idea of what is involved in keeping bees in the here and now. I'll walk you through a typical year.
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13:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Peg Loom Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright The tabletop peg loom, also known as a rake loom, is a step up from stick weaving. The base allows you to do a wider piece. Class limited to 10 looms.
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14:00
1.5 A&S 8 Food Safety for SCA Cooks Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Preparing an SCA feast is different from preparing a family dinner. Learn about the food safety practices needed to ensure a safe event. Students will learn the causes of food-borne illness as well as safe food handling practices related to these: Preventing Cross Contamination Controlling Time and Temperature Good Personal Hygiene Cleaning and Sanitizing Planning a Successful Food Event Whether you are a new event cook, or you and your kitchen staff have been doing this for years, it is important to be up-to-date and knowledgeable about food safety.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 12 Maple Sugar: The Pursuit of Sweet Amber Nightstalker Our constant search of sweet has had people look for different ways to fill that need. Across the big pond, Native Americans have been processing maple sugars. Historic relevance and past practice will be discussed as well as how to collect and process your own maple sugar with only a few trees in your yard. Everything from materials, tree identification, collection, processing methods and storage will be discussed. Hardware and product samples will most likely be shared.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 13 When in Rome: The Odd and the Risqué Mistress Lucretia Marcella The weird little quirks of Rome and some very bizarre facts. Newly updated for 2022!
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14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Lady Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
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14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Melodies Samir The following list of melodies will be covered on the days listed below. Bring your favorite melody instrument or bring a drum if you are willing and interested. A limited number of handouts will be available on a first-come basis. A Google docs copy of the handouts and MP3 files of the songs can be obtained by sending an email request to briansbeaman@gmail.com. Song Name Origin Class Date El Sueno Di La Hija, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Hija Mia Mi Querida, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Por Que Llorax, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Al Leyla Helwa, Bedouin, 8/10/2022; Bint El Chalabiya, Arabic, 8/10/2022; Fog El Nakel, Arabic, 8/12/2022; El Helwa Di, Arabic, 8/12/2022; Nehna Wel Amar Jiran, Arabic, 8/12/2022
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14:00
2.0 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!
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14:00
1.0 Strawberry Fields - Courtesan College (B06) Navigating the SCA for LGBTQIA+ at Courtesan Camp Baroness Yenyega Velasconi de Santurce In this class I will share my experiences in my 20+ years in the SCA as a queer person with friends and family all over the rainbow. This is not a comprehensive class but I will provide resources and answer questions in order to ease any concerns or point out pitfalls in this great game of ours. I don't know everything, but should be able to point out resources to answer questions I cannot. We are a big umbrella Society and navigating it can be intimidating. Come join us and know you are not alone. Age 18+ only.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 5 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.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Quadratic Equations: New Method with Period Roots Mistress Rosina von Schaffhausen In 2019, a mathematician invented a new method for solving quadratic equations. He found parts of the solution method were known by ancient Babylonian and Renaissance mathematicians. In this class we will learn Loh's method and the period math it is based on, and compare his version with other period and modern methods. This class is suitable for anyone who has taken high school Algebra I.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 10 How to Build a Germanic Lyre Master Cariadoc A description of how to build an early period musical instrument.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Neurodiversity in the SCA Thl Dunstan Bramblette Join me in a discussion on how the Society has been built in a way to provide a safe port in a storm of non-acceptance, and how it provides help and growth by the way it functions.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 13 Vinegar: Anti-Brewing Thl Oswyn of Baðon How to make homemade vinegar, plus a tasting of various vinegars and alcohol. Age 21+.
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15:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Courtesan Patron Roundtable Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri This roundtable will be a discussion on what it means to be a Patron and what one can expect as a sponsor of a Courtesan (or Courtesans) in the SCA. Age 18+.
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15:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Recorder Ensemble Thl Siri Toivosdotter Recorder players of intermediate and above abilities are invited to participate in this ensemble. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday; dress rehearsal Thursday. More information and music on Facebook. Concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/11, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all. Please bring a music stand if you have one; loaners available. Bring a 1/2 inch black binder. Sheet music (intermediate to advanced) will be provided. $2 for music packet, or free PDFs can be found on the Facebook group: Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe (washington.julie@gmail.com), and The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter (JoniSyngs@gmail.com).
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16:00
1.0 Amphitheater Known World Players Pit Ensemble Rehearsal Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe The Known World Players pit musicians will hold a rehearsal for this year's production of Wyrd Sisters.
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16:00
1.0 A&S 4 Painting Your Period Canvas Tent Aymii of the East Strand Want to paint your tent? Painted it already and want to commiserate with others? Come talk tent decoration and share your experiences! The instructor has suffered through the joy of painting three period tents and will share all her trials and tribulations so you can avoid her mistakes!
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16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Telling Stories as Your Persona Master Cariadoc How to tell stories in a way that creates the illusion of a period story being told to a period audience, along with a discussion of sources.
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16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Norman Fashion in the 12th Century Master Aveline de Ceresbroch Examine styles of dress, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and hair for men and women, rich and poor. Also includes formal and daily wear as documented in surviving art and contemporary accounts from the 12th century. Includes a discussion of fashion differences between Anglo-Normandy, Franco-Normandy, and Sicily-Normandy. Full color handout will be made available online.
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1.5 Camp Lochmere (N`18) Chorulus Pennsicus Rehearsals Thl Siri Toivosdotter Rehearsals for Chorulus Pennsicus Pennsic 49. Audition-only select choir. Previous choral experience required. Rehearsals are in Camp Lochmere, N-18. Auditions for Pennsic 50 CP are scheduled. Check THING for further details.
08-10
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-10
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Auditions for Romeo and Juliet for Pennsic 50 Lady Perronnelle de Croy Come audition for one the Bard's most memorable pieces to be performed under the stars. All ability levels welcome. We are very interested in having teens play the teen roles of Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, etc., with parent's permission. Please have a relevant monologue of 2 minutes or less ready. The audition will also include reading selected scenes and simple fight choreography for the relevant roles. Be prepared to stay for the entire time block and wear clothes that you can move in.
08-10
17:00
1.0 A&S 4 Middle Eastern Clothing, Design, and Inspiration Aymii of the East Strand We'll discuss the design and construction of basic Middle-Eastern garb using primarily Ottoman Turkish sources. We will look at examples from within the SCA time period through the “Tulip Period” of Turkish art, approximately 150 years later. Extensive primary source material will be available for viewing.
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17:00
1.0 A&S 9 Magic and Mysticism in Commedia Scenarios Thl Avelina del Dolce Haunting by "ghosts," magic tricks, and palmistry... Did you know that certain commedia scenarios by Flaminio Scala incorporate these fantastical elements and more? Join THL Avelina del Dolce for an engaging class about the magic and mysticism found in historical commedia dell'arte scenarios.
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17:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Dancing with a Veil: Performance Track Lady Nina Amaya of Bright Hills A silk veil is a beautiful and sensuous dance partner; learn to move in harmony with it! Dazzle your audience with an ethereal vision of you and your silk. Learn swoops, swirls, turns, and tricks. This workshop will cover traditional use of the veil in Middle Eastern dance: entrances, illusions and interactions. Bring or borrow a 3-yard rectangle. Looks great in period clothing. Veils are also available for purchase, just ask me ahead of time. I have been teaching bellydance since 2005, studying this artform since 1997.
08-10
18:00
1.5 Games Tent Noddy: How to Play Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry "Cribbage is not period!" We have all heard this and it is true. It is first recorded around 1604-1606, but noddy was and is one of the games that cribbage is derived from. Noddy is a faster game that still has a slightly complex scoring set of rules that is easy to learn. Game uses a 52-card deck. Teacher will have her copy of the book Francis Willughby's Book of Games (for geeks to look at) for those interested. Besides learning the rules and playing the game, each player will walk away with a copy of the rule set.
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18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Shakespeare Open Mic Night Thl Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh Do you love Shakespeare? So do we! Come share your favorite Shakespeare monologue, scene, or Shakespeare-inspired song, poem, or scene with the crowd. All are welcome, and performance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
08-10
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-10
19:00
3.5 Family Point Tent 1 Midnight Madness Break T(w)een Mixer Family Point Take a break from the Madness; hang out at Family Point for low-key conversation, snacks and device-charging. Ages 12-17. Supervision Rules Apply.
08-10
19:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Songs of War, Struggle, and Wonder Mistress Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin Lanea will perform her translations, original works, and covers she adores and will likely press other bards into service.
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20:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Not Your Typical Atlantian Thugs III Master Ruaidhri an Cu Heck, we started a War. You should have seen this coming. The bards of Atlantia...or at least several of them, are back to entertain you!
08-10
22:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Il Titolo Provvisorio Thl Cael O'Conaill Il Titolo Provvisorio's Pennsic Performance. Come see the lovers, the fighters, and the plot that everyone knows!
08-11
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
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08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Closed rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
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09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Commedia dell'Arte Thl Cael O'Conaill Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
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09:00
2.0 Archery Archery Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Warm up, practice shoot, and have fun on the Archery Range.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 5 The English Language Is a Mess: What Happened? Lady Dumnona A brief linguistic history of Britain.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 7 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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09:00
2.0 A&S 8 Intro to Tablet (Card) Weaving Diana Chandler Join us for a beginner tablet weaving lesson. We will cover the basic process and begin a weaving project. All materials provided.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 12 The History and Development of the Houppelande Lady Barbara Santangelo da Vignola A discussion of the history and development of the houppelande, the last universal style in Europe for men and women. Pattern discussion included. From pictorial sources, we will look at the way the houppelande developed and where it headed in each region of Europe. We will look at two different pattern ideas and what makes them each work.
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09:00
2.0 A&S 13 German Renaissance Smocked Apron Lady Laurensa Silverlock German Ren smocked apron make-and-take class. Learn to mark, pleat, and smock an apron to go with your German 16th-C clothing. Materials provided.
08-11
09:00
1.0 A&S 14 Four-Color Flat Lucet Cord Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel Cord from a lucet can be quite flexible in color and structure. We will be making a flat cord with up to four colors. The threads hang below the lucet on bobbins to keep from getting tangled. Bring your own lucet and bobbins which can be made out of cardboard or foam, or we will have kits for $20 containing both a lucet, fiber and four bobbins.
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09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Humorous Food: The Humors, Food & Medieval Health Lady Sorcha Mackenzie This will be a beginner's class regarding how the humors were associated with different foods and spices in period. We will cover a condensed history of where the ideas of humors came from and how they were used to classify all foods and spices from the smallest of fruits to fish and other meats.
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09:00
8.0 A&S 17 Knitting in the Baltic States: The Latvian Mitten Mistress Elonda Blue Haven Learn period Baltic States knitting techniques by producing Latvian-style mittens. This is an intermediate to advanced knitting class.
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09:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Sixteen Irish Goddesses Lady Líadan Liathán Sure, you know Brigid, but the Irish revered so many other goddesses. Learn their names and hear the stories of fifteen more deities and demi-deities. Come with an open heart. Leave with their names in your hearts and on your lips.
08-11
09:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Concert is open to all pitched and percussion instruments played by musicians ages 12-19. All levels of playing are welcome, though a basic understanding of how to read music for your instrument is required. We will learn between three and five pieces from within SCA period, to be performed as part of the Known World Concert on Thursday of War Week. The Consort will be led by Her Ladyship Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is a music teacher in the modern world. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week. PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting Lady Cynthia (cynthiaanne.sutton@gmail.com ).
08-11
09:00
1.5 Pine Box Traders (192) Tapestry Frame Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright A simple introduction to frame weaving such as tapestry, etc. Class limited to 10 looms. Fee covers loom, accessories, yarn and instructions.
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10:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Theatre Lady Edekyn O Fierhie For kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through story telling, acting, and producing their very own play! Come join us as we build a theatre show from the ground up, giving younger kids a creative outlet for all that pent-up camping energy! Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present.
08-11
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Learn to Spin on a Drop Spindle Lady Vivian de Dunbar An informal hands-on class. Come by and learn how to spin wool on a bottom whorl drop spindle. Instructor will have practice spindles and wool that works well for novice spinners. No previous experience necessary. Children are welcome to come and learn to spin too; however, those under 10 may need a parent to assist them. If you wish to keep the drop spindle, you can purchase it for $7.00.
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10:00
2.5 A&S 10 Children's Doll Meet Lady Bianca Open to children ages 1-18 years of age. Please bring your favorite doll to the class, as we will be making something for your doll. All dolls are welcome: ball-jointed, cloth, plastic, porcelain, stuffed, anime. Please note: An adult is required to accompany children as per Pennsic handbook, and some crafts may require help.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 14 Safely Foraging Local Mushrooms Thl Elsa Taliard Wild mushroom foraging is sexy these days. Gastrointestinal distress is not. Learn from a Pennsylvania-approved mushroomer how to stay safe! 18+.
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10:00
2.0 Barony of Andelcrag (N07 at Wainrights and Chandlers Road ) Sultan of Sweets: Baklava in Period Baroness Dame Hauviette/Zubaida Baklava has been made for centuries but it is only in the last decade that we have uncovered the recipes related to its origins in the Ottoman sphere. Join this class to learn detailed history and redacted recipes from period sources, have a hand at learning the technique to roll your own yufka (phyllo), construct and bake in the Ottoman tradition and sample what is created. Both nut and non-nut versions will be made. Depending on weather and available equipment we may or may not bake in live coals. In a private camp Barony of Andelcrag, N07 Wainright and Chandlers
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10:00
2.0 Battlefield Armored Bridge Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
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10:00
2.0 Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Seishin-ryū Chadō Okeiko: Tea Ceremony Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn the rudiments of wabi-style tea including both the role of the host and the role of the guest. This is a multi-part workshop for beginners. Please come to as many classes as possible. Okeiko means "honorable practice". Both the role of the guest and the role of the host will be introduced. You will learn something new in each workshop. We will begin with walking and bowing and progress to the rudiments of preparing and consuming a bowl of matcha. Limited materials will be available for student use during the workshop. If you are interested in purchasing materials for long-term personal use, then you should acquire a guest kit and a fukusa: A guest kit for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-man339.html A guest kit for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/guest-starter-kit-woman339.html A fukusa for men can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fumepunu9si.html A fukusa for women can be acquired at http://www.teadogu.com/fuworenu9si.html While it is possible to save money by ordering directly from Japan, doing so requires dealing with Japanese online storefronts. A note about fukusa. A number #9 fukusa is much easier to manipulate than fukusa with lower numbers. Paying extra is worth the price. A fukusa and a fan are what you need to practice during class. I have an extremely limited number of loaner fukusa. You can substitute a number of items for a fan. Please read the online descriptions of the fans carefully if you choose to provide a substitute or acquire a fan from another source. There are a number of ways to acquire a 袱紗 fukusa. You can even try to make one, but please don't until you know what they are supposed to be like. There is some controversy over just how old they are. Today, men use slightly larger fukusa than women do. Further, men always use purple fukusa and women typically only use purple fukusa after they have become senior instructors. Regardless, here are purchase options. (1) You can always try ebay. (2) You can order online from any of several tea supply stores in Japan through rakuten.co.jp. (3) You can order one from a fellow in Portland http://www.teadogu.com/fukusa.html. (Yes, they really are that expensive.) I will try to pick up a couple of loaners (I currently have one) between now and Pennsic. Regardless, the fan is the symbol of the guest, and the fukusa is the symbol of the host in the world of tea.
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10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Yummy Norse Treasure Necklaces Thl SaehildR barngothR Learn about Norse treasure necklaces and make your own tasty version! (Gluten-free available!) All ages welcome!
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10:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Learning Music, Period. Thl Pavel Dudoladov Learn the gamut of period music study: from Gamma-Ut to Ela, from hexachords to musica ficta, from semibreve to neume. This class is an introduction to period music study aimed at musicians and would-be musicians. We will cover some theory and a limited amount of vocalization practice.
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10:00
2.0 Playground Toddler Playgroup (Under 4) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
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11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Play’s the Thing! Drama and Improv for Ages 5-13 Thl SaehildR barngothR Dramatic games, musical moments, and improv activities for kids aged 5-13. Parents must be in attendance for children under 12 years of age.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Sanskrit Theatre of India Lady Katherine Coscombe An introduction to Classical Indian Theatre, the oldest form of theatre in Asia. We will look at its origins, underlying philosophy/religious connections, production practices, and several notable personages.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 12 Divination: Scrying and Intuition Dr Henry Best A speculative class on divination via access to your own subconscious intuition. We'll explore scrying and vision-seeking as well as physical ideomotor systems such as pendulums and dowsing. Learn to hack your own mind. You know more than you think you know. We will end class with a miraculous demonstration of the seer's art.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 13 A Modern Technique for Informing Period Aesthetics Mistress Rosina von Schaffhausen Learn how to use the basics of Symmetry Analysis to analyze a collection of period artworks. This method is used in a variety of academic fields to understand the aesthetic of a collection of artworks sharing a context. It has been used on art from Stone Age pottery to tilings in the Alhambra to modern financial trademarks. It has also been used to fill in gaps where portions of a piece of art have been damaged or lost over time. We will focus on frieze or strip patterns, and discuss single motifs or point patterns. More information on wallpaper and multicolor patterns can be found in the references. This technique uses some basic concepts of geometry that are now taught at the middle school level, so this class should be accessible for ages 13 and up.
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2.0 Battlefield Loud Commedia All Stars Rehearsal Baroness Sophia the Orange Rehearsal for Commedia All Stars troupe: Saturday, Aug. 6, through and including Thursday, Aug. 11, daily, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
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1.5 A&S 7 Introduction to German Brick Stitch Embroidery Lady Éva Tóth Come learn about the history and...somewhat muddled...origins of German Brick Stitch! This survey of Brick Stitch will explore early examples of brick stitch embroidery in Europe, both as a stand-alone stitch and the embroidery style called German Brick Stitch. Thought to have originated in Westphalia and Lower Saxony, this style of embroidery was used during the 13th-15th centuries for decoration on items both secular and ecclesiastical.
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 4 Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 12 Cooking the Books: A Review of Period Cookbooks Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir A review of around 60 medieval cookbooks. Does the book have original recipes, translations and/or modern recipes? The books will be available to look through following the class.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Navigating by the Stars Hextilda Corbett Learn a critical medieval skill: how to navigate by the stars, moon, and sun! All skill levels covered, from "I can't find Orion" to "I have built my own telescope." I will explain simple and advanced navigational tricks so that anyone can orient themselves at any time. Handy whether you're lost in the Bog, a survivalist, or simply want to know what your persona would have known. Please note: This is a daytime astronomy class!
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12:00
2.0 Hunters Home (M-01) Introduction to Roman Cooking and Eating Thl Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler Introductory level, hands-on class featuring recipes from Apicius. Students will participate in making a number of dishes to then be enjoyed while reclining on a triclinium, or three-sided Roman dining couch. While eating, we will discuss Roman dining customs and practices. Allergy Alert: Some of the recipes featured will contain nuts.
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13:00
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.
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13:00
1.5 A&S 8 Romani: An Introduction to "Gypsy" Persona Baroness Pesha of Little Egypt Want a Romani persona, but don't know how/where to start? Learn about the Rom, their history, common pitfalls, and the fun of this fascinating persona.
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2.0 A&S 13 Estate Planning and the SCA Master Llewellyn ap Teirnon Work with a Retirement and Estates Specialist to review your heraldry, scrolls, garb, etc., as well as retirement and brokerage accounts so that you can be structured to carry out your wishes when you pass on for your heirs and for the SCA now and in the future. Beyond how to leave your goods to others, we will review the various types of beneficiaries, accounts and investments and how they can be used to benefit the SCA once you pass on. We will also review what you can and cannot do as well as how to avoid the most common pitfalls. (Note: These will be general suggestions and no investment advice will be given. I wish to keep my professional license, too.)
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2.0 A&S 14 Chōri: Secrets of Premodern Japanese Cookery Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Think and cook like a medieval Japanese chef. Look beyond recipes to the underlying techniques, assumptions, and cultural expectations of premodern Japanese aristocratic cookery and dining. No cuisine is simply a collection of recipes. Recipes are always embedded within a culinary tradition. Learn some of the essential techniques of medieval Japanese cookery. Learn some of the built-in assumptions. Learn about ingredients, Japanese notions of "taste", dietary theory, cooking, and the essential arts of selection and presentation through cooking Japanese food.
08-11
13:00
3.0 A&S 15 Beaded Flowers 1: Rose Lady B'Gen Van der Sterren Make a miniature rose in the style of beaded flowers of 16th-century Venice. If you have needle-nosed pliers/wire cutters, please bring them to class. Not recommended for youth.
08-11
13:00
1.0 A&S 18 Penn U Study Hall Through Body Doubling Thl Dunstan Bramblette Do you come to Pennsic University, learn something awesome, mean to pursue it, only to wind up in your noisy camp where the idea flies from your mind? Come sit with us for an hour; hone your crafts, write your notes, collect your thoughts.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Intermediate Irish Language Lady Líadan Liathán Expand on your knowledge of Irish, play some games, learn some (appropriate) curses and blessings, some historical and cultural background for your persona with Lady Líadan, an Irish language teacher for Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Games of the Mary Rose Shipwreck Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry The evidence of the games onboard when the ship sank in 1545. Be a well-rounded Tudor.
08-11
13:00
1.0 Pine Box Traders (192) Inkle Weaving Basics Baron Egill the Loomwright Using the continuous warping method, you will warp the loom and weave an inkle strip on our mini inkle loom. Classroom loaner looms provided. Class limited to 10 looms.
08-11
14:00
3.0 Amphitheater The One-Act Experience (Workshop) Pennsic Performing Arts Experience acting on stage in this workshop by staging and rehearsing a one-act play. There is no need to memorize lines; everything will be performed from the script! We will perform the play at the Amphitheater at 5 pm on Wednesday. Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-11
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 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!
08-11
14:00
1.0 A&S 12 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.
08-11
14:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading II Lady Dumnona This is a continuation of the first week class. We will be continuing from Orberg.
08-11
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Drumming Samir After a brief review of basic drumming techniques, the classes will concentrate on rhythms that have the same time signature, starting with the basic forms of the rhythms. More complex variations of the different rhythms will be covered for intermediate drummers, including more advanced drumming techniques. A limited number of handouts will be available on a first come basis. A Google docs copy of the handouts can be obtained by sending an email request to briansbeaman@gmail.com.
08-11
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: Storytelling Expo Pennsic Performing Arts An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World! Sign up the day of the expo to tell up to a ten-minute story.
08-11
14:00
2.0 Playground Preschooler Playgroup (Over 3) Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir Let our toddlers tire each other out! Let the parents and guardians make friends! Age restrictions are just estimates. Use your judgement.
08-11
15:00
1.0 A&S 5 Cofia y Tranzado: Omnipresent Spanish Headwear Baroness Elena de la Palma In 1500s Spain, the cofia y tranzado (cap and braid case) was all the rage. Worn by women of virtually every rank, it could dress up, dress down, and be styled in a wide variety of ways. This class will survey the many different examples we have of the garment in use, and will include a pattern and all details needed to make and wear your own. (It's easy!)
08-11
15:00
2.0 A&S 12 Entering A&S Competitions Mistress Lada Monguligin Arts & Sciences are a core part of what makes our Society so rich and fascinating, but entering competitions can seem scary! Fear not! With this class, you will learn how to prepare for A&S competitions, set expectations, and maximize your success. This class is based on my experiences as an entrant and judge in local, kingdom, and inter-kingdom competitions.
08-11
15:00
2.0 Atlantia Royal- Artisan's Easement (N20) Tablet Weavers' Tea Master Herveus d'Ormonde A social gathering for tablet weavers of all levels to show off current work, see projects from other people, and schmooze.
08-11
15:00
2.0 Courtesan Camp (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Knowne World Courtesans' Social Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri Come join us for food, wine, and pleasurable company! Open to those with courtesan personas, patrons, Tullians, and those just interested in courtesan studies. Age 18+ due to the nature of topics discussed.
08-11
16:00
2.0 Battlefield North Empire of the Sun Battle Lord Hosokawa Gentarou Masahiro Fight for Honor and Glory in the Empire of the Sun! Armored combat tournament. Armor and weapons are required to appear Japanese in appearance.
08-11
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-11
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Lord Éadaoin Ruadh Concert Lord Éadaoin Ruadh Come enjoy songs, stories, poems, and other shenanigans performed by the infamous punster and wit weaver, Éadaoin Ruadh, Red Heron of Æthelmearc, and the bardic realm at large. Any specific requests should be conveyed to her prior to the performance.
08-11
18:00
1.0 Amphitheater PA Afternoon Series: The One-Act Experience Pennsic Performing Arts Watch two one-act plays performed for you with just one afternoon of rehearsal! Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
08-11
18:00
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Recorder Ensemble Concert Thl Siri Toivosdotter The Known World Recorder Ensemble presents a concert of medieval and Renaissance music.
08-11
18:30
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Known World Choirs Concert Thl Siri Toivosdotter Children, Youth, Chorulus Pennsicus and the Known World Choir perform a concert, Thurs., Aug 11. Enjoy an evening of medieval and Renaissance choral music.
08-11
19:00
1.0 Amphitheater i Verdi Confusi: War Week Follies Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Commedia dell'Arte keeps going all war! Join us for more follies at the Amphitheatre!
08-11
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-11
20:00
4.0 Clan Blue Feather (E12) Clan Blue Feather Encampment Party Baron Joshua MacDonald the Imperfekt Our annual open encampment party. We'll have booze, snacks, and entertainment; you bring yourselves and have a good time!
08-11
20:00
4.0 Great Hall Midrealm Court Sir Lothar Nachtshatten Midealm's Pennsic Court - Draco Invictus!
08-11
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Nine Is Fine Viscount DRUSILUS VON OBERBESSENBACH A Noyse of Musicians: A selection of music for nine-note instruments.
08-11
21:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent Commedia All Stars Performance Baroness Sophia the Orange Commedia All Stars performance of hilariousplays based on 16th-century Italian Commedia dell' Arte! This year's show will be greatly inspired by Shakespeare's play Midsummer Night's Dream including Capitano Oberon, Fairy Queen Vittoria, and a very Puckish Arlecchino!
08-12
08:00
1.0 A&S 14 Coffee with Friends of Bill and Dr. Bob Lord Badger Bagbane This is an "open" morning agnostic 12-Step meeting for those in recovery. It is "open" in that you don't have to be in recovery to attend as long as what you hear at the meeting stays at the meeting. It is "agnostic" in that recovery is a spiritual program and not a religious one.
08-12
08:00
4.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Rehearsal Master Lorcan Dracontius Closed rehearsal for the Known World Players Pennsic 49 production of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.
08-12
09:00
1.0 Amphitheater Pennsic Youth Commedia dell'Arte Thl Cael O'Conaill Young adults will learn the art of commedia dell'arte while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. Ages 13-17.
08-12
09:00
2.0 A&S 4 Making Glass Cabochons Thl Mwynwen Ysginidd C/ Strawberry Making glass cabochons, intermediate lampworking. Includes making glass game pieces.
08-12
10:00
2.0 Battlefield Armored Field Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer To be announced.
08-12
11:00
1.0 A&S 9 Farce & Fabulae: Comedic Theatre of Ancient Rome Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Explore millennia-old humor of Roman theatre from the great playwrights Plautus and Terence to the masked improvised comedy of Atellan Farce.
08-12
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Theatre Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed dress rehearsal for Youth Theatre.
08-12
13:00
2.0 Archery Archery Range Strike Master Godric of Hamtun Many hands make light work. You do not need to be a marshal to help; all are welcome. Snacks provided.
08-12
13:00
1.0 Barony of Settmour Swamp (E12) Latin Reading Lady Dumnona A daily Latin beginner reading class. We will be using Orberg's Lingua Latina I (purchase recommended). Handouts available.
08-12
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Youth Commedia Closed Dress Rehearsal.
08-12
14:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Middle Eastern Melodies Samir The following list of melodies will be covered on the days listed below. Bring your favorite melody instrument or bring a drum if you are willing and interested. A limited number of handouts will be available on a first-come basis. A Google docs copy of the handouts and MP3 files of the songs can be obtained by sending an email request to briansbeaman@gmail.com. Song Name Origin Class Date El Sueno Di La Hija, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Hija Mia Mi Querida, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Por Que Llorax, Sephardic, 8/8/2022; Al Leyla Helwa, Bedouin, 8/10/2022; Bint El Chalabiya, Arabic, 8/10/2022; Fog El Nakel, Arabic, 8/12/2022; El Helwa Di, Arabic, 8/12/2022; Nehna Wel Amar Jiran, Arabic, 8/12/2022
08-12
14:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent Auditions for Romeo and Juliet for Pennsic 50 Lady Perronnelle de Croy Come audition for one the Bard's most memorable pieces to be performed under the stars. All ability levels welcome. We are very interested in having teens play the teen roles of Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, etc., with parent's permission. Please have a relevant monologue of 2 minutes or less ready. The audition will also include reading selected scenes and simple fight choreography for the relevant roles. Be prepared to stay for the entire time block and wear clothes that you can move in.
08-12
16:00
1.0 Denys the Decadent's Camp (EO7) 12-Step Meetings Master Denys the Decadent This is an open 12-Step meeting open to all who are looking for a 12-Step meeting to attend for on-site support.
08-12
17:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Theater Performance Pennsic Performing Arts Come see a culmination of Youth Theater classes displaying these students' hard work and creativity.
08-12
18:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance Pennsic Performing Arts The final product of the hard work and dedication of the Youth Commedia students of Pennsic War 47. Enjoy the crazy antics of your favorite characters and children while meeting some new characters and the rising popular faces of Commedia. (Youth Commedia open rehearsals: Sunday - Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
08-12
19:00
1.0 A&S 9 Known World Players: Cast & Crew Call Master Lorcan Dracontius KWP: Pre-show staging. Cast & crew call, 7:00 pm.
08-12
19:00
0.75 A&S 13 Bedtime Stories for Children Lord Jacob the Wanderer Stories and fables for children, 7 pm nightly. This year's theme will be 1001 Arabian Nights. All are welcome to attend; children must have adult escort.
08-12
20:00
2.0 Performing Arts Known World Players Performance Wyrd Sisters Master Lorcan Dracontius The Known World Players present Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters as their 23rd production. Join them for this send-up of Macbeth for Pennsic 49. Performance at the Performing Arts Pavilion.

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