When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-29
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Recreating Thread, Yarn and Textiles Thl Caera Fitzpatrick Textiles owe much of their properties to the individual threads. Come learn how to recreate them as accurately as possible! We'll use extant early 15th-century threads as examples but the research and recreation framework will be applicable to any textile from any period.
07-31
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
07-31
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater Debaucherous Boast Stefan The Olympic Boast: The Olympia Debauchery will be an invitation-only event. An invitation is required to compete, not to watch. (Watching is always free and welcome to all.) Invitations will be competed for at the Pennsic 49 Debaucherous Boast, to be held Primary Sunday, July 31, at 7 pm at a yet-to-be determined location. The Boast will be held in order to determine the best teams for this year's event. The goal of this pre-competition competition is to generate excitement and buy-in. A brief explanation of the boast is written below, with additional clarification to follow. The basic rules for this year's boast are the following. 1. There are 7 team slots. (In reality there are 8, but the last spot is reserved for the royal team.) Each team is made up of three people. 2. Each applicant will leave their name, team name, and where their invitation can be presented. Proxy applicants are allowed for those that can't make primary Sunday. 3. Invitation will be presented the day following the boast. 4. In order to receive an invitation to play in the Olympics, each group must boast for the honor to play. 5. Boasting is judged by three main elements: presentation, percs, panache. a) Presentation: the more elaborate the request to compete, the more consideration given. b) Percs: basically a nicer word for bribe. The more a team is willing to donate to the event, the more consideration they will receive. c) Panache: this is basically any handicap or "extra" that a team is willing to bring to the competition. Example: covered in feathers, one armed, naked, etc... 6. Sportsmanship and inclusivity is very important to the Olympic committee. Throughout the event each team will be judged on their overall efforts to make the games fun for all. 7. The goal of this event is to entertain others. If you are playing, your first priority should be a collaborative and glorious event. Finding loopholes to win at the expense of the game, its players or its audience will anger the gods. Don't do it. A safe reflective thought before taking advantage of a loophole or missed rule is “Would Stefan find this amusing?” If the answer is “no”, then you should probably put it down and back away. Age 18+.
07-31
19:00
1.0 The Rock Top Bookshop and Bindery (63 or regular space if number has changed.) Merchanting 101: Roundtable Lady Gwyneth So you want to be a merchant! Roundtable for those merchants with experience and those just entering the trade. Swapping of ideas, information, suggestions, and answering any questions to the best of our ability. Please bring chairs if possible. If the weather is nice, it will be in the patio area. If not, we will use the Book Wagon.
08-01
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
08-01
09:00
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: Peace Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
08-01
09:00
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Set-Up Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy!
08-01
09:00
1.0 Virtual Pennsic University YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=virtual+pennsic+university) Anglo-Saxon (Early English) Embroidery (Virtual) 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 Virtual Pennsic University YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=virtual+pennsic+university) Anglo-Saxon Magical Beliefs and Amulets (Virtual) Mistress Amie Sparrow Come learn about items (stones, shells, glass, threads, plants, etc.) used by Anglo-Saxon women to perform magic. Age 18+.
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 Games Tent Game of the Goose Game Tent Staff Period game in the style of "Chutes and Ladders". The game is purely deterministic dice-based so it is suitable for children. It was also known from its tavern version which required gambling and/or drinking. We will review the rules and then play through a game.
08-01
11:00
1.0 Virtual Pennsic University YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=virtual+pennsic+university) Sustainability in Costuming (Virtual) Mistress Amie Sparrow Learn how to be frugal and make costumes 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 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-01
12:00
1.0 Virtual Pennsic University YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=virtual+pennsic+university) Dressing as an Early Anglo-Saxon Woman (Virtual) Mistress Amie Sparrow This is a beginner's class about dressing as an Anglo-Saxon woman between 450 and 700 A.D.
08-01
13:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-01
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Pit and Stone Games Game Tent Staff Pit and Stone games are an ancient family of games that includes mancala. They are played by moving stones (or sowing seeds) into pits with a goal of capturing the most stones (or seeds). These games have been played since at least 1000 BC, and there are hundreds of both traditional and modern versions. We will learn several variations, including Wari, and we'll play some games.
08-01
13:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Early Medieval Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo, see items from the 5th -11th centuries from Europe and the Middle East! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
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.
08-01
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Game Tent Staff Come learn to play a classic! Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic-tac-toe) will be taught.
08-01
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Italian Renaissance Glass Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 14th-16th centuries in the Italian style! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-01
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets. Age 18+.
08-01
16:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Game Tent Staff A checkers-style period game from the Middle East. We will review the rules and then play through some games to learn the basic strategies.
08-01
17:00
1.5 Archery Intensive Target Practice Baron Naran Numuchi 5 PM target practice with Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, OL, Kingdom of Atlantia. 18+
08-01
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
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 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
08-02
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-02
09:00
2.0 Archery Casimir's Open Archery Practice Lord Casimir Sarkastyczny Open practice on the Archery Range.
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
09:00
1.5 A&S 8 Introduction to Kumihimo Lady Antoinette Argentina Learn the Japanese art of weaving/braiding. Kit includes all you need to make a kumihimo cord, instructions, and a brief history of kumihimo.
08-02
09:00
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: Peace Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 17 Putting Punic Back in Pennsic Lady Aelia Suphunibal There's more to Carthage than the Punic Wars. Their influence on the Western Mediterranean lingered well past 146 BC. The goal of this class is to provide an overview of Punic and Neo-Punic culture in North Africa and the Western Mediterranean, plus starting points for further research on a variety of topics core to constructing and outfitting an SCA persona or adding historically accurate flavor to a Hannibal-themed event. A substantial portion of this class is on dress. Language and personal names will be covered briefly but are their own class. Revised and updated 2022. Online resources are available. Please email me: suphunibal@gmail.com .
08-02
09:00
4.0 Black Mountain Clothiers (E35) Early Continental Proto-Cavalry Boots Hideg Magda Beautiful, soft, decorated leather boots workshop. This class was created for all interested in eastern European and central Asian peoples from 800-1200 AD, or anyone who wants decorated leisure-wear boots. Our goal will be for each participant to leave the class with a custom pattern, and to have made enough progress to be excited about finishing their own slack boots. Bring with you to the class: Enough garment weight leather to go up to your knees. (If you do not have any, we will be close to a leather store.) Also, if you have the means to attach a sterner sole, bring that material with you as well. Ideally, participants will also have measuring tape, thread, needles (glovers’ preferred), good scissors; as many accent, colored flosses as they desire; and some scraps from Sartor Bohemia or similar. If you have none of this, auditing is welcomed. Provided by the class: Brief documentation, pattern-making supplies, extended assistance and troubleshooting
08-02
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-02
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.
08-02
09:00
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Set-Up Thrown Weapons Staff Do you participate in thrown weapons? Come help us set up the range for all to enjoy!
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 A&S 17 Phoenician-Punic Stelae Translation/Pers'l Names Lady Aelia Suphunibal Translate a Phoenician-Punic inscription or two into English and spot the personal names! Multiple inscriptions will be available. The second part of this class will explore naming conventions and the foibles of transliteration and our modern understanding of vocalization. Class materials are available here: https://wakelet.com/wake/vm8-nUPMJjMb27-aUI9sN . Please bring 3 pens, markers, or pencils of different colors. I will be bringing enough pens for 10 people.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud 16th-Century Arbeau Historical Field Drum Class Master Albrecht Catsprey Class for drummers who own and play historical field drum (this is the rope tension drum with sticks), including tupan (aka davul, tapan, atabal or tabl) with drum sticks. The class will study the only historical manuscript instructions on both military and dance rhythms. Possible coordination to support one of the field battles as a historical drum corps.
08-02
10:00
2.0 Family Games Tent Áine's Teen D&D Adventure Family Point Join Lady Áine and her D&D5E home-brew Pennsic 49 campaign! Every year is a different adventure. What will it be? Must attend all sessions (age12-17). The number of players is limited to seven.
08-02
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Very Basic Weaving Family Point Learn how to weave and create a bookmark!
08-02
10:00
1.5 Family Point Tent 2 Illuminated Origami Star Baskets for Youth Family Point Create a tea-lighted origami basket! Drop-in craft; feel free to come at any point in the block. (Ages 8-14)
08-02
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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
10:00
1.0 Rapier Field Strammazone, Stromboli, Whatever! Thl Cyrus Augur This class will examine the Strammazone: how to perform, the practical application, and the historical context.
08-02
10:00
2.0 The Camp of the Three Bears (N17 along Battle Road) Building a Camp Bread Oven Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl A hands-on lesson in one method of constructing a temporary beehive bread oven, one that's been built at Pennsic for two decades.
08-02
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! - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-02
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Kids' Block Stamp Printing Family Point Bring some fabric or a garment and let the kids have fun stamping something they can wear the rest of Pennsic! We will learn to use a block print stamp and how to wash it afterwards!
08-02
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Chess Game Tent Staff Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-02
11:00
2.0 Stargazer (W 10) Class Casanova Aule og Amon Amarth The Wizard This class is designed to give you the tools necessary to develop the skill set to approach anyone in social settings. How to show the best version of yourself, conversation, pick up body language and how to handle social rejection with grace and still leave you in good standing. Along with the class will be a practical class participation to help ease your nervousness and help you find your confidence. About the instructor: The Wizard has taught several classes on social dynamics, testing the theory in practice across several countries and cultures. Knowledge is power and the more perspectives you have will only help. Age limit 18+.
08-02
12:00
3.0 A&S 4 Mistress Lissa Teaches Glass Bead-Making/Research Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This is an open and informal workshop where students can drop by at any time to ask questions and learn new skills. I have been making beads for 10 years. I am a research librarian in the modern world, and I have a lot of A&S competition experience. No question is too large or small as long as it relates to glass beads. If you are not sure what you want to learn next or where to go in your art, I can help you. If you have a question that I can not answer, I will do my best to help you find the answer. I am happy to teach new bead makers as time allows, but will prioritize questions from bead makers who have at least a bit of prior experience. Materials fee applies only to those who use the available torches for practice/learning.
08-02
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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 An Introduction to Sweets in the Medieval Period Lady Keara Caitlin MacLeod An overview of candies and sweeteners in cooking and medicinal use. We will look at different cultures and time periods. Recipes included.
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
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 What Was Life Like in the Middle Ages? Laura Wenham We will read a book that describes what medieval lords and ladies would do every day, discuss how that is similar to or different from what we do at events, and then make a medieval memory box out of a tissue box to keep track of the things that kids do when going to events. Kids can take box with them.
08-02
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Youth Block Print Stamping Family Point (Ages 9-14) Bring some fabric or a garment and let the youth have fun stamping something they can wear the rest of Pennsic! We will learn to use a block print stamp and how to wash it afterwards!
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
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Late Medieval Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo you'll see items from Europe to the Middle East from the 11th - 14th centuries! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
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
13:00
1.0 Rapier List 3 Challenge Lines Thl Cyrus Augur In this class we will examine measure in general, and in specific how measure affects your opponent.
08-02
13:00
3.0 Singles Camping (B-08) Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Feather fronts will not peel up even when shot deep into targets. No expensive modern jig needed. Cut profiles you design. Silk thread and a 7" long dowel piece used to learn. Arrows made with this process won a kingdom championship, several tournaments and outscored a grand master bowman. This process allows one to quickly and easily rescue flights and thread from broken arrows saving money and time. Nocks, points, documentation, spine, cresting and straightening are not our focus. Please bring note-taking materials.
08-02
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-02
14:00
1.5 A&S 2 Heraldry for Illuminators and 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 Family Point Tent 1 Felted Soap Balls Family Point Make getting clean fun! Students will make a felted wool scrubby with soap inside. Messy/wet activity designed for ages 3-10.
08-02
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen Block Print Stamping Family Point (Ages 13-17) Bring some fabric or a garment and let the teens have fun stamping something they can wear the rest of Pennsic! We will learn to use a block print stamp and how to wash it afterwards!
08-02
14:00
1.5 Stargazer (W 10) A Guide to Viking Age Living History Aule og Amon Amarth The Wizard What it takes to do faithful Viking Age living history/reenactment. Identifying what is accurate and what is not. The European festivals are more strict on what's allowed. This class is to help refine what you changes you would like to make. You'll get to learn about some of the misinformation surrounding certain finds. About the instructor: The Wizard has been a living Viking Age historian for the past 10 years. He is a professional bladesmith and jeweler, teaching Viking Age combat as well as making the swords. He has spoken at several museums around the world, including Moesgaard Museum, Solothern Armory, Centrum Slowian i Wikingow, Franklin Institute, and the Metropolitan. His presentations have included period clothing and making jewelry. Other topics included the progression of sword types and techniques of using them.
08-02
15:00
1.5 Archery Long Distance Shooting / Practice Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto Have you ever wanted to shoot distances longer than 100 yards? We will practice shooting from 140 to 50 yards at clout. Bring your own equipment.
08-02
15:00
3.0 A&S 4 Open Torch Lady Irene von Lassan If you have taken a class at any time on using a torch to make things out of glass, come and practice your art.
08-02
15:00
2.0 Atlantian Royal Encampment (N40) Retting Flax in Muddy Creek Mistress Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn Flax is a popular fiber for spinning and creates linen thread and cloth. To extract the fibers from the dermis (under the skin) of the flax, the plants must be retted. We have the opportunity to actually see this process in action. On Tuesday, August 2nd, we will be creating a large (chicken-wire) package of flax, taking it down to Muddy Creek, and securing it to the bank of the creek to rett. On Friday, August 5th, we will go down to check the progress of the retting of the flax, and retrieve it if it has retted enough to loosen all of the fibers in the plant.
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
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-02
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) German Renaissance Glass Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo, see items from the 14th -16th centuries in the Dutch German Style! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-02
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal. Age 18+.
08-02
16:00
1.0 A&S 2 Chinese Heraldry Mistress Wu Yun This class will show you some common symbols, colors, and arrangements so that you can shoehorn your Chinese persona into the SCA College of Arms. Full color handouts.
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
16:00
1.0 Games Tent Pit and Stone Games Game Tent Staff Pit and Stone games are an ancient family of games that includes mancala. They are played by moving stones (or sowing seeds) into pits with a goal of capturing the most stones (or seeds). These games have been played since at least 1000 BC, and there are hundreds of both traditional and modern versions. We will learn several variations, including Wari, and we'll play some games.
08-02
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-02
18:00
3.0 A&S 4 Glass Apprentice Challenge Thl Li Xia Looking for beadmaking enthusiasts of all skill levels! If you can work at a beadmaking torch, safely, without direct supervision, join us! This is a fun challenge meant to push individuals along their own learning paths, to try something new and find new horizons in their creativity and technical skill. This is not a competition. Visit tinyurl.com/glassapprentice for more information.
08-02
18:00
1.0 Rapier Tent How to Marshal a Rapier Battle at Pennsic. Mistress Amanita Villarosa This class is designed to help new or seasoned marshals understand the differences between the large rapier battles at Pennsic.
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.
08-02
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
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 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
08-03
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-03
09:00
2.0 Archery Casimir's Open Archery Practice Lord Casimir Sarkastyczny Open practice on the Archery Range.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 An Approach to Redacting Period Recipes Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl Experiment with an approach to redacting period recipes using recipes from the Curye on Inglysch.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 Cloth Buttons Lady Nycaise D'oizer la Tailoresse We will be making cloth buttons and appropriately sized button holes. These buttons are most common seen the 14th century.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Learn to Spin Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Focusing on the park-and-draft method, we’ll walk through the basics of how to spin wool into yarn. This is intended for people who have never spun before, or people who need a refresher for that spindle they bought three years ago and never quite figured out. We will focus on basic spinning techniques, not necessarily period techniques. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
08-03
09:00
1.5 A&S 11 Totally Not Authentic Painted "Stained Glass" Lady Megan na Cliath Liogh Have you wandered Pennsic at night and seen cool, glowing paintings? You can create those too. There are cheap and not-so-cheap paints available and techniques to create unbreakable, portable "stained glass" for whatever effect you want. We will briefly discuss actual stained glass from period; actual experts are welcome to contribute knowledge! Then we will go over the easiest way I have found to create this artwork and bring it to Pennsic. If all the gods smile on us, there will be the opportunity to get hands on and make a suncatcher you can roll up and put in your pocket.
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
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: Peace Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
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
4.0 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
2.0 A&S 18 Cool/Cold Water Neck Wraps Thl Seonaid inghean Ghriogair We all need relief from the heat and these neck wraps will certainly help. With this kit, you'll be able to make a cool/cold water neck wrap. Backstitch and whipstitch are the two stitches that will be used. There will be plenty of kits available if you'd like more than one.
08-03
09:00
2.0 A&S 19 East Kingdom A&S Rubric Training by EKMoAS Baroness Fiore Leonetta Bardi This class sponsored by the EKMoAS provides a deeper understanding of the EK A&S general rubric used to judge Crown's A&S Championships in the East. It is designed both for judges to promote consistent calibration and for entrants to allow them to better understand what their judges will be looking for. People from all Kingdoms and all levels of experience welcome.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Choose Your Name and Heraldry Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir An overview of choosing your persona's name and culture (20%), as well as an in-depth explanation of how heraldry works (80%). This class uses plain English and can be understood by non-heralds. It explains color theory, design elements, conflict, and some of the specific things not allowed in heraldry. After this class, you should be able to walk into Herald's Point what a good idea of your design, and enough knowledge of how to change it if there is a conflict.
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
2.0 Family Point Tent 1 Medieval Game Make-and-Take Family Point Learn about some medieval games. Then, create your own fabric game board and pieces to keep.
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
09:00
1.0 Playground A Family Walking Tour of Pennsic Family Point New to Pennsic? An old veteran, but your kids aren't? Join us for a tour of family-friendly locations. Approximately one-mile loop. Meet at playground gate.
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 or silk, beads, sewing needles and thread, cotton crochet thread and embroidery needle. Please bring your own fabric scissors.
08-03
10:00
1.5 A&S 8 Through the Looking Glass: N America in Period Lady Layla alZarqa Curious about what cultures were flourishing in period in the eastern half of North America? This 90-minute survey of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Fort Ancient cultures will explore their material culture from an archaeological perspective.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Powering Medical Devices at Pennsic Master Phillip the Pilgrim More and more people are coming to camping events like Pennsic, where using commercial power for things like CPAP machines is difficult or impossible to manage. Based on 20+ years of CPAP usage and 25+ years as an amateur radio operator, I'll show you how to power your machine in the field without an extension cord.
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 Battlefield Loud 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
10:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal (E06, corner of Low Road and Berwick Road, a block south of troll.) East Kingdom Royal Set-up Master Samuel Peter DeBump Setting up the East Kingdom Royal camp. Come meet people from other parts of the kingdom as we create a common space for the entire kingdom. PLEASE NOTE DAY AND TIME CHANGE: 10 a.m. Wed. Peace Week.
08-03
10:00
2.0 Family Games Tent Áine's Teen D&D Adventure Family Point Join Lady Áine and her D&D5E home-brew Pennsic 49 campaign! Every year is a different adventure. What will it be? Must attend all sessions (age12-17). The number of players is limited to seven.
08-03
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
08-03
10:00
2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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 12 Intro to Combat Archery Master Hrafn Briedthskeggr Have you ever wanted to give Combat Archery a try? Are you a Combat Archer who wants to learn as much as you can about our little niche? Are you heavy fighter who wants to learn how to fight with or against Combat Archers? Then this is the class for you. Come see kenarri Hrafn Briedthskeggr, the East Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal for Combat Archery, discuss rules, equipment at tactics, as well as answer any questions you may have on the subject.
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 - CCt 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 behaviour 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-03
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Adventure Maximus: An Introductory D&D-style RPG Laura Wenham Adventure Maximus is a D&D-style game for young players, with simple character sheets and a basic dungeon crawl. Limited to no more than 8 players.
08-03
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Medieval Backgammon Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Learn variations of Tables (Nard, Backgammon) for 4 or 7 players.
08-03
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!
08-03
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 12 Mughal Women's Clothing of the 16th Century Master Katryne MacIntosh the Strange An overview of fashion worn by women of the Mughal Empire, from early days of Babur to the heyday of Akbar, as viewed from Akbar's Nama commissions - the Baburnama, the Humayunama and the Akbarnama. Focus is on extant miniatures found in museums around the world.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 13 Single-Color Twist-Twined Tablet Weaving Griet Wever Discussion about single-colored tablet woven bands and how to create patterns through the turn of the cards. - How to achieve different patterns through turning and flipping cards. - Which fibers create better contrast. - Brief history of period pieces created in a single color.
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
3.0 Egil's Woodstuff Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl Barbara Webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies provided: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes. If you prefer you may bring your own cotton yarn.
08-03
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools. Age 18+.
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 6 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 8 Embroidery: Long-Arm Cross Stitch Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich Embroidery: Long-arm cross stitch. The earliest evidence of the stitch is from 10th-12th century Egypt and can be found in the Greek Islands, Morocco, Assisi embroidery from Italy, the Elizabethan embroideries of Hardwick Hall, and Icelandic embroideries from the 17th century. It can be used to embellish side seams for fun. If you bring your own needle, floss, Aida, or even-count linen and hoop, you do not need to purchase the materials to play along.
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. Age 18+.
08-03
13:00
2.0 A&S 12 Sunk Cost Support Mistress Wu Yun Sunk Cost is an economic idea that can be used to evaluate our SCA experiences. Have you found yourself questioning or wishing to change your level of SCA involvement? You're not alone. Sunk Cost Support is a community of people who are reconsidering how, and to what degree they're involved in our hobby. Please join us if any part of this rings true for you. There is also a Facebook group and quarterly calls where we discuss different facets of what goes into our decisions to change our participation. Contact info for these will be shared during the class. Age 18+.
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 - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-03
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Spies and Secret Codes Thl Maggie Rue Youth class on different period secret codes used in various militaries and how to make your own.
08-03
13:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Making Simple Stuffed Dolls For Youth Family Point (YouthU: 10-17) Learn a basic running stitch or blanket stitch. Youth will be able to make and take a simple doll or stuffed animal.
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
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Roman Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 1st to the 5th centuries, from across the Roman Empire! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-03
13:00
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Yoga for Fighters, Fencers and Folk of the Realm Viscount Richard Gilchrest A 75-minute moving exploration of the ancient practice of yoga focused on the things we choose to do in the SCA. Whether you are an artist, a warrior, an archer, a dancer, or a servant of Their Majesties, you will find something in this class to help you build strength and balance, increase flexibility and perhaps even find some peace. Yoga connects your breath and your body to help you focus on what you need most at any given moment. What do you need? Bring a mat or a blanket if you have one and clothes you can comfortably move in. Yoga is for every body.
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
1.0 A&S 4 Game Piece Inspirations Mistress Keely the Tinker Demonstration of examples of flamework glass gaming pieces based on period examples for SCA gaming uses.
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
2.0 A&S 8 The Art and Science of Hand Spinning Baroness Isarna This is a discussion class covering as much of hand spinning as possible. During the class, the following sub-topics will be covered: fibers, tools, techniques, and why there's an obsession with Z and S twist. These topics will be discussed in relation to each other and the cultures in which specific aspects are prevalent. Students are encouraged to bring spinning tools and fiber. However, the focus will be on the impact of spinning on history rather than the practical aspect.
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
1.0 A&S 13 Slaves and Freedpersons in Ancient Rome Salvia Repentina Enslavement was a fact of life in ancient Rome, so what might a Roman persona be expected to know about it? Join us as we dispel the myths, face the facts and gain an understanding of how Roman people interacted with this challenging tradition.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Making Herbal Sachets Thl Maggie Rue Simple class on creating herbal sachets; even the youngest child can go home with a little pouch of sweet-smelling herbs.
08-03
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-03
15:00
1.5 Archery Long Distance Shooting / Practice Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto Have you ever wanted to shoot distances longer than 100 yards? We will practice shooting from 140 to 50 yards at clout. Bring your own equipment.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Sea Navigation in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Lord Simon de Spaldyng Into to navigation in the SCA period. Includes techniques of Norsemen, medieval Mediterranean, 15th-16th-century Iberia and Northern Europe. Some hands-on activities.
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
1.0 A&S 10 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-03
15:00
2.0 A&S 11 Open Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder Open tent place holder.
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 - CCt 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! Age 18+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
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
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Constellations and Crafts Lady Judith of Massan Learn the constellations by hearing their legends and recreating their patterns in crafts.
08-03
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Italian Renaissance Glass Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 14th-16th centuries in the Italian style! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-03
15:00
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
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 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
16:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Laugh and Lie Down Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this simple late-period card game.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-03
16:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is a Korean method of gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Age 18+.
08-03
17:00
1.5 Archery Intensive Target Practice Baron Naran Numuchi 5 PM target practice with Naran Numuchi, Noyon of Ponte Alto, OL, Kingdom of Atlantia. 18+
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
18:00
3.0 A&S 4 Glass Apprentice Challenge Thl Li Xia Looking for beadmaking enthusiasts of all skill levels! If you can work at a beadmaking torch, safely, without direct supervision, join us! This is a fun challenge meant to push individuals along their own learning paths, to try something new and find new horizons in their creativity and technical skill. This is not a competition. Visit tinyurl.com/glassapprentice for more information.
08-03
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learn to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches. Age 18+.
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 2 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.
08-03
20:00
6.0 W10 The Next Degeneration Party Aule og Amon Amarth The Wizard It's a next generation party held by the Church of Debauchery hosted by the Wizard and Cadre, W10. Come and carry the light forth into the next generation. Make memories and new friends as we welcome you all home. Turkish coffee from Your Inner Vagabond. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Age 18+.
08-03
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
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 15 Substitute AA Class Anne Substitute/fill in AA class.
08-04
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
08-04
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-04
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
08-04
09:00
1.5 A&S 5 ASL: Conversational Sign Language Tyag Mal Conversational American Sign Language and Deaf history introduction. SCA specific signs will not be covered.
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 8 Introduction to The Tale of Genji Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie The Tale of Genji (Genjimonogatari) is the first novel in the world, written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu sometime in the 11th century in Japan. It is a colorful glimpse into the world of the Heian Imperial Court full of romance, political intrigue, kidnappings, and murders by wandering spirits.
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
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: Peace Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
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 16 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
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. We 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 ball of cotton worsted weight yarn. (Sugar & Cream recommended, or any other inexpensive yarn brand.)
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 How to Make Period Furniture That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn how to make medieval-style beds, tables, and cooler chests that pack flat for travel and snap together in minutes. Requires a beginner's level of skill and simple tools.
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
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Scroll Painting for the Very Young Family Point We have scroll blanks and water colors! You have a 2- to 7-year-old who wants to paint! Let's combine them, and everyone will win.
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
09:30
7.0 Ansteorra royal (N06) Viking Arm Bands and Stamping Tools: Make-and-Take Master Haraldr Bassi Students will make a Viking arm band ($2) and/or their own stamp tools ($5-10), using stamping techniques based upon styles found in the Cuerdale Horde. Expect 4 hrs to make a tool, 1+ hrs to make arm bands. Students may come and go as needed to work around other commitments and may come back during other sessions if needed.
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
2.0 A&S 11 Open Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder Open tent place holder.
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 Battlefield Loud 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 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-04
10:00
2.0 Family Games Tent Áine's Teen D&D Adventure Family Point Join Lady Áine and her D&D5E home-brew Pennsic 49 campaign! Every year is a different adventure. What will it be? Must attend all sessions (age12-17). The number of players is limited to seven.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Secret Codes and Hidden Messages Laura Wenham Children will learn how to code and de-code secret messages using various encryption tools like Caesar's ciphers and scytales (wrapping the message around a rod). Students will make and can keep their own Caesar's cipher tool.
08-04
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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 Rapier List 1 Early Bird Tournament 16 Master Maximilian der Zauberer Pick fights, take names and get acquainted. The purpose of this tourney isn't to win the most bouts, but to find the most interesting facts about your opponents. "More talk! Less fighting!" Who will the MIC give the bird to this year?
08-04
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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
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
3.0 A&S 4 Mistress Lissa Teaches Glass Bead-Making/Research Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This is an open and informal workshop where students can drop by at any time to ask questions and learn new skills. I have been making beads for 10 years. I am a research librarian in the modern world, and I have a lot of A&S competition experience. No question is too large or small as long as it relates to glass beads. If you are not sure what you want to learn next or where to go in your art, I can help you. If you have a question that I can not answer, I will do my best to help you find the answer. I am happy to teach new bead makers as time allows, but will prioritize questions from bead makers who have at least a bit of prior experience. Materials fee applies only to those who use the available torches for practice/learning.
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 the late Liam St Liam.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 13 Wire Drawing and Riveted Chain Mail Lord Marc Rengarth The class will cover the historical development of mail (maille), its various forms across history and culture as well as the remaining mysteries of the craft. We will demonstrate maille-making from drawing the wire to making the links in class.
08-04
11:00
2.0 A&S 18 Cool/Cold Water Neck Wraps Thl Seonaid inghean Ghriogair We all need relief from the heat and these neck wraps will certainly help. With this kit, you'll be able to make a cool/cold water neck wrap. Backstitch and whipstitch are the two stitches that will be used. There will be plenty of kits available if you'd like more than one.
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! - CCt 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, and the fine art of being a host. There will be handouts available. Age limit 18+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-04
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 How Did People Throughout History Tell Time? Laura Wenham Students will learn about different ways people told time, and make and take their own sundial for use at Pennsic.
08-04
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Chess on Different Boards Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Chess had several variations during its history, including round and rectangular boards. We'll discuss Byzantine chess (circular board), oblong chess (16x4 board), and courier chess (12x8 with extra pieces).
08-04
11:00
1.0 Guild Mirandola A Manuscript of a Different Color Lady Nichola Beese An historical overview of illuminated manuscripts on dyed vellum.
08-04
11:00
8.0 N33: Take Battle Rd past Three Bears bread oven, turn right on Long Way towards Shadow Clan. (N33: Take Battle Rd past Three Bears bread oven, turn right on Long Way towards Shadow Clan.) Building a 14th-Century English Pottery Kiln Ysabel of Storvik Learn and build a potters kiln, typical of the seasonal pottery firings by 14th-century English countryside peasant potters. N33: Take Battle Rd past Three Bears bread oven, turn right on Long Way towards Shadow Clan. Firings to follow during the week.
08-04
11:00
2.0 University Point (Caer Cinnuint E01) Pennsic Homes, The Tour Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A tour of just a few of the different types of Wagon homes. There are many different ways to make your life easier, such as adapting a Pennsic storage trailer to be a shower/bath trailer. (Reduces set-up and take-down time!) Purpose is to show ideas, and introduce you to homeowners so you know what people to ask questions. A range of expense levels, as well as Pennsic Homes vs. take-it-to-events wagons. Lots of walking.
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
2.0 A&S 11 Open Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder Open tent place holder.
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
1.0 Dance Tent Fun 15th-Century English Dances Countess Judith de Northumbria Different versions of the fun 15th-century English dances Oringe & Grene Gynger. All footwork taught; suited for all levels!
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
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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 Illuminators and 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 8 Making Embroidery Easy Baroness Isarna Tips and tricks for getting through an embroidery project quickly and with less frustration. Students encouraged to bring projects. Some stitches will be taught based on student's requests/desires.
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
1.0 A&S 12 Islamic History Lord Chengir abu ben Said This is a history of the Caliphs of Islam from 632 AD up until 862 AD. The course is taught entirely in persona.
08-04
13:00
1.5 A&S 16 Xia: The Chinese Knight-Errant Mistress Wu Yun A discussion of how chivalry was practiced in China in the Middle Ages. This class will cover how Xia is different from Western chivalry, how it is the same, and ways to incorporate these into your persona. Age 18+.
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
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen Viking Wire Weaving Family Point Learn the art of Viking wire weaving. Hands-on class (Ages 13-17).
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 Gryphon's Tea (D2 (old Cafe Merhaba location)) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales. Age 18+.
08-04
13:00
1.0 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Beyond the Cloth: Persona Glassware, Early Period Mistress Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of glass vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from ancient times through the Middle Ages, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available. Join us again at 3:00 pm for a live, narrated demonstration of the making of an Early Period drinking vessel by Master Ali (Arab Boy)!
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
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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 4 Lampworked Bead Shaping Lady Magda van der Aa For those who have taken the beginner/safety lampworking class or equivalent, and would like to go a little further. In this class we will practice using heat control, gravity, and basic shaping tools to make bead shapes common in period, and to clean up the hole ends and eliminate spikes of glass on the mandrel. We'll focus on taking the time to do things right, but hope to cover donut, round, barrel, and melon shapes. Materials are limited but auditors are welcome as space permits.
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 8 Bring Out Your Looms! Griet Wever Group discussion about tablet weaving problems, solutions, tools, and hacks. Bring your project with questions and help others. How do you keep cat hair out of your woven silk band? Why are your edges bumpy? Are you afraid to weave with wool? Silk can be expensive, what should you know ahead of time?
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 17 History and Evolution of Jewish Prayer Thl Seathan MacDhabhidh The history and development of Jewish prayer from the oral forms in biblical times to the written liturgy of the Middle Ages that persists today.
08-04
14:00
1.5 A&S 18 Origami Lotuses Lady Alina Czarneki We will fold origami lotuses. This class is suitable for all ages.
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 - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Thl Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then teach simple English Country Dances.
08-04
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Learn About Equestrian Games Family Point Join us on our wooden "steeds" and try your hand at the different types of games our horses and humans participate in!
08-04
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Illumination for Youth and Teens Family Point Learn about the medieval art of illumination. We will learn about methods and materials, then paint our own illumination (ages 10-17).
08-04
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Afternoon Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
08-04
14:15
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Arabic Hip Movements Baroness Simone Marie Fornneau A study of various shimmies, slides and circles from a Syrian Classic Oriental dance perspective, taught by Baroness Simone. A beginning knowledge of Middle Eastern dance is appreciated.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Traditions in the SCA: A Roundtable Discussion Duchess Isabetta del Verde Discussion of how traditions in the SCA can vary between different kingdoms and regions. Come and share how things are done in your kingdom and learn about how other kingdoms do things. We will be discussing a variety of topics including, but not limited to, typical events, court, peerage ceremonies, regalia, food, and whatever else the participants want to talk about. Also, feel free to just sit and listen if that is what you prefer. This class is a great opportunity for newcomers to the SCA to learn more about our Society's traditions and get answers to those questions you might not have dared to ask.
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
2.0 A&S 17 Pillbox Hat Patterning and Sewing Class Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora Tarboosh, fez, sugarloaf, pillbox: pattern and sew this simple, broadly-attested hat to fit your head and persona. Hat kits include instruction sheets, aluminum foil and painter’s tape for patterning, two pieces of contrasting fabric, three needles, pins, a small spool of thread, a pair of shears, and a piece of soap or a pencil stub for fabric marking. Novice sewer friendly.
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
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-04
15:00
3.0 Guild Mirandola Egg Tempera for Panel Painting and Polychrome Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating from the Egyptians through today. Tempera reached its height in medieval and Renaissance Europe; virtually all panel paintings and polychromed sculptures executed before the mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the binder. Class is in-depth, hands-on. Materials included; beginner to advanced. This is a two-part class: Part I- Gesso and prep; Part II- Painting. Participants can join one or both sections. Visit Guild Mirandola for full list of classes. Fee of $9 for Part I and a fee of $9 for Part II.
08-04
15:00
3.0 Guild Mirandola Sgraffito and Pastiglia Gilding Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola NOTE: This is a 4 part class. Please plan to attend all 4 parts. Sgraffito, patterns created by scratching through painted gold, and pastiglia, gilding over raised gesso, were used extensively in medieval panel paintings, polychrome objects, gilded frames, and manuscripts. This 4-section track, hands-on class, will give basic overviews of these methods, including info on tooling and punching. Hands-on participants must attend all 4 sections to create an object. Viewers can join for individual sessions. Section I: Gesso, flat and raised. Section II: applying clay for gilding. Section III: Gilding. Section IV: Burnishing, Painting and Sgraffito. More info at Guild Mirandola.
08-04
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Early Medieval Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo, see items from the 5th -11th centuries from Europe and the Middle East! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-04
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets. Age 18+.
08-04
16:00
1.5 Archery Long Distance Shooting / Practice Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto Have you ever wanted to shoot distances longer than 100 yards? We will practice shooting from 140 to 50 yards at clout. Bring your own equipment.
08-04
16:00
3.0 A&S 4 Open Torch Lady Irene von Lassan If you have taken a class at any time on using a torch to make things out of glass, come and practice your art.
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
16:00
1.0 Games Tent Game of the Goose Game Tent Staff Period game in the style of "Chutes and Ladders". The game is purely deterministic dice-based so it is suitable for children. It was also known from its tavern version which required gambling and/or drinking. We will review the rules and then play through a game.
08-04
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-04
18:00
1.0 Games Tent Alquerques Game Tent Staff A checkers-style period game from the Middle East. We will review the rules and then play through some games to learn the basic strategies.
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
3.0 A&S 4 Glass Apprentice Challenge Thl Li Xia Looking for beadmaking enthusiasts of all skill levels! If you can work at a beadmaking torch, safely, without direct supervision, join us! This is a fun challenge meant to push individuals along their own learning paths, to try something new and find new horizons in their creativity and technical skill. This is not a competition. Visit tinyurl.com/glassapprentice for more information.
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 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Raunch and Romance - CCt 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. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-04
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 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 12-17.
08-04
19:00
2.0 Fort Wedding for Daru Bleudwydd and Sir Corvus Corvinus Sir Corvus Aurelius Corvenus A small get-together and ceremony at the castle gates on the 4th from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm. It is open to anyone who would like to come witness Lady Daru and Sir Corvus exchange vows and share in the ceremony.
08-04
20:00
1.0 A&S 5 Jewish Art and Illumination of 14th-Century Spain Thl Seathan MacDhabhidh The paintings and illuminations found in the Sarajevo Haggadah, printed around 1350 in Barcelona, Spain.
08-04
20:30
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
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
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 15 Substitute AA Class Anne Substitute/fill in AA class.
08-05
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
08-05
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-05
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
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 6 The 6th-Century Plague Lady Arastorm “The Plague of Justinian”, the first appearance of the Bubonic Plague, arrived in Alexandria in 541 CE, reaching Constantinople the next year and killing an estimated 90% of its occupants. It spread across the entire Mediterranean world, hitting ports first, and then moving inland. Yersinia Pestis changed the history of Europe, returning in waves, until it disappeared around 750 CE. Many are familiar with the "Black Death" of the 14th century, but the 5th-century plague may be more fascinating.
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
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: Peace Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
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.
08-05
09:00
1.5 A&S 16 Leather Dyes of Medieval Europe Master Otto Boese The objective of this class is to understand the basic principles of reproducing European medieval leather dyes as recorded in medieval manuscripts, and to review and demonstrate the reproduction of eight manuscript recipes for making leather dyes in red, black, blue, green, yellow, purple, grey and brown.
08-05
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
1.0 A&S 18 A Guide to Retaining Lady Nasira al-Safiya Bint Ivaz "A Guide to Retaining" is a newcomer-appropriate and beginner-level class focused on the basics of retaining behavior and royal protocol. This class will go in-depth to cover different protocols of different kingdoms in order to provide a comfortable foundation for newcomers and beginners in order to start retaining. This class is best suited for people who have never retained before or newcomers to the SCA looking to get involved and know more people. All experience and age levels are welcome and this class will be taught with a discussion-based lecture.
08-05
09:00
2.0 A&S 19 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. Note: A description of butchering will be included.
08-05
09:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Choose Your Name and Heraldry Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir An overview of choosing your persona's name and culture (20%), as well as an in-depth explanation of how heraldry works (80%). This class uses plain English and can be understood by non-heralds. It explains color theory, design elements, conflict, and some of the specific things not allowed in heraldry. After this class, you should be able to walk into Herald's Point what a good idea of your design, and enough knowledge of how to change it if there is a conflict.
08-05
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Make a Pouch! Family Point Learn to sew and create something useful for the rest of Pennsic! Create a pouch to carry your things.
08-05
09:00
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) 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
09:30
7.0 Ansteorra royal (N06) Viking Arm Bands and Stamping Tools: Make-and-Take Master Haraldr Bassi Students will make a Viking arm band ($2) and/or their own stamp tools ($5-10), using stamping techniques based upon styles found in the Cuerdale Horde. Expect 4 hrs to make a tool, 1+ hrs to make arm bands. Students may come and go as needed to work around other commitments and may come back during other sessions if needed.
08-05
09:30
1.25 Family Point Tent 2 Tarot for Teens Christy Fricks Basic intro to Tarot card history and use. Participants will learn how to begin using the cards for fun and readings. This class will be based on the classic Rider Waite deck. Bring your own cards if you have them for a show-and-share session! We will have a few decks to borrow during the session for practice, and maybe a few to purchase at cost. A resource list will be provided as well.
08-05
10:00
6.0 Æthelmearc 3 Parchment Making Mistress Abigail Kelhoge Learn the basics of making parchment for bookbinding and award scrolls in one day. This 6-hour workshop will cover all of the steps, tools, equipment, and some variations on the process from fresh hides to finished sheets. The first part of the class shares techniques with leather and rawhide preparation; the last half is specific to parchment. Be as hands-on or hands-off as you want. We will provide gloves and aprons; you must bring boots or shoes that can be easily washed. Wear mucky clothes. Students who would like to continue working on the project and gain more experience may attend preparation hours on the days before and after class is held. Sadb Ingen Chonchobair will be the instructor on site. Abigail Kelhoge's YouTube playlist can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy2EeL-1N7I&list=PL55KgesG1cOgCcX85d0bMULiO5v-BxzC4
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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.
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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.
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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!
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2.0 A&S 11 Open Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder Open tent place holder.
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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.
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2.0 Battlefield Loud 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
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2.0 Family Games Tent Áine's Teen D&D Adventure Family Point Join Lady Áine and her D&D5E home-brew Pennsic 49 campaign! Every year is a different adventure. What will it be? Must attend all sessions (age12-17). The number of players is limited to seven.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Youth Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Learn the first basic strokes of Japanese Calligraphy. Count to three and write tree. (Recommended for those under 12.)
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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. Naran Noyon will have some thumb rings to try, but you must bring your own bows and arrows, preferably with no shelf or pistol grip, and arrows should be sufficiently long to accommodate the 2-4" extra of thumb draw. Age limit 18+.
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
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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.
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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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2.0 Rapier List 1 10th Annual Rapier Poker Tournament Lord Ælfwine Pyttel This is a bear-pit style format where the loser of the bout stays to fight the next fencer. Fencers stay until they have won or have 3 deaths. Double kills count towards the number of deaths. Fencers leaving the field, whether they won or lost, shall receive a poker card and shall keep up to 7 cards. The winner of the tournament shall be determined by the best poker hand of 5 cards. This format will be run twice to determine two winners. There will also be a volunteer winner chosen at random from the marshals that help assist in running the tournament. You could win by playing or by volunteering!
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2.0 The Camp of the Three Bears (N17 along Battle Road) Cooking with Crockery on a Campfire Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl A practicum on cooking over fire using period crockery pots and skillets. We'll provide the fire, some food, and a limited supply of crockery, and advice. You'll actually heat the crockery and cook, getting a feel for how to use these tools. Feel free to bring your own pots or pipkins if you want to take them for a run with support.
08-05
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1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Youth Axe-Throwing Instruction Thrown Weapons Staff Teach youth, ages 5-12, to throw axes. This class will focus on Pennsic range rules, range etiquette and technique. There will be time for the children to throw and there will be loaner equipment available from the instructor. Parent must accompany the child per Pennsic rules. There will be a youth tournament later in the week.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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10:30
3.0 Guild Mirandola Sgraffito and Pastiglia Gilding Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola NOTE: This is a 4 part class. Please plan to attend all 4 parts. Sgraffito, patterns created by scratching through painted gold, and pastiglia, gilding over raised gesso, were used extensively in medieval panel paintings, polychrome objects, gilded frames, and manuscripts. This 4-section track, hands-on class, will give basic overviews of these methods, including info on tooling and punching. Hands-on participants must attend all 4 sections to create an object. Viewers can join for individual sessions. Section I: Gesso, flat and raised. Section II: applying clay for gilding. Section III: Gilding. Section IV: Burnishing, Painting and Sgraffito. More info at Guild Mirandola.
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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
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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.
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3.0 A&S 4 Mistress Lissa Teaches Glass Bead-Making/Research Mistress Elysabeth Underhill This is an open and informal workshop where students can drop by at any time to ask questions and learn new skills. I have been making beads for 10 years. I am a research librarian in the modern world, and I have a lot of A&S competition experience. No question is too large or small as long as it relates to glass beads. If you are not sure what you want to learn next or where to go in your art, I can help you. If you have a question that I can not answer, I will do my best to help you find the answer. I am happy to teach new bead makers as time allows, but will prioritize questions from bead makers who have at least a bit of prior experience. Materials fee applies only to those who use the available torches for practice/learning.
08-05
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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.
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1.0 A&S 6 The Carolingian "Renaissance"? Master Victor of Shrewsbury Charlemagne sought to unify the disparate peoples of western Europe and resurrect the Roman Empire through more efficient administration and by fostering the development of the arts and literacy. How successful was he?
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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.
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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.
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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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1.0 A&S 13 14th-Century Armor: Its Development Across Europe Lord Marc Rengarth We'll review the development of armor across the century and how it differed based on regional styles. Examples will be used to illustrate variation vs region as well as time. Both primary effigy, brass, and artwork examples will be covered alongside extant examples.
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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.
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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 for each discipline, 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!
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11:00
1.5 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (Between Ankara & Visby Vale there will be signs)) The Dangerous Beauty: Series 4, Allora! - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-05
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Easy 16th-Century Dances from Caroso Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Everyone can learn 16th-century Italian dances, and they're worth the effort! We'll review a few of my favorites. The Italian steps will all be taught -- both the fancy way and the easy way to do them.
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11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Youth Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Learn a bit about Japanese calligraphy, including a bit of history and some basic brush strokes. (Age 12-17.)
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11:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Want to learn what they did with Tarot cards in period? Come learn to play Tarot, a trick taking card game using a 78-card deck.
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11:00
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.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 6 Make a Medallion Cord with Viking Whipcording Lady Kathira um Rashid Make an easy and fun braided cord for your medallion using Viking whipcording, aka slung.
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12:00
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.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Asian Persona Meetup Mistress Wu Yun General meet-and-greet for people with Asian personas, including Byzantium and Russia. If you have SCA business cards or a Dot, please bring those so we can network. Topics will include navigating appropriation, advances in research and documentation, anticipating modern cultural concerns, and general support.
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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
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent A Fun Threesome: Belfiore Countess Judith de Northumbria Come learn a sassy 15th-century threesome, Belfiore, a popular, highly entertaining dance! All levels welcome!
08-05
12:00
3.0 Egil's Woodstuff Beginning Inkle Weaving Thl Barbara Webster Learn to create beautiful trim for your garb. We will cover how to read an inkle pattern, how to set up and weave efficiently on the inkle loom. Bring your own loom and shuttle, or borrow one/both. Supplies provided: #10 cotton crochet thread/equivalent, in two colors; scissors; paper and pencil for notes. If you prefer you may bring your own cotton yarn.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-05
12:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) String Theory Master Brendan O Corraidhe How do vibrating string instruments really work? For players (and aspiring players) of plucked, strummed, and bowed string instruments, an understanding of the “what’s really going on physically” can be very enlightening. Practical tips for technique and practice will also be shared. Class will also include a discussion of the medieval understanding of what was going on in the context of Aristotelian (as opposed to modern Newtonian) physics. Mathematical and scientific concepts limited to length, mass, tension, and simple fractions. Instructor has been playing guitar since the 1970s and teaching (and performing in the SCA) since the '80s, when he was an engineering student.
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
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1.0 A&S 7 Cuirboulli: Water-Hardened Leather Armor Master Cariadoc How to make armor from vegetable-tanned leather, using hot water.
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1.0 A&S 8 Middle Eastern Menswear 101 Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya An introductory look at what men wore in the medieval Middle East, North Africa, and al-Andalus. Clothing changed in nearly every culture after the Islamic conquest. Basic garments in the Arabic vestimentary system compared with the Central Asian-influenced vestimentary system of the Persians, Mamluks, and Ottomans. After class I will post a handout on-line.
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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. Age 18+.
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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.
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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.
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1.5 A&S 15 History and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries Mistress Wu Yun An examination of "The Hunt for the Unicorn", 15th-century Flemish tapestries widely regarded as the best examples of tapestries of the age. Why does the unicorn lack ears in one tapestry? What happened to the pieces of the fifth tapestry? Where are they now? All these and more will be answered. Handout includes full color handouts including line drawings and plant keys for each tapestry.
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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.
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13:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale))) Risqué Pompeii: Art Under the Volcano - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-05
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Gracca Amorosa for Beginners Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Gracca Amorosa, one of the most popular 16th-C cascarde. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Heraldic Field Games Family Point Herald Says! Heraldic Twister! Run around and learn your heraldic colors, commands, and shapes.
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13:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Teen Chainmaille Necklaces Family Point Learn how to create chainmaille and make a necklace in the box or Byzantine style. (Ages 14-17)
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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 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Beyond the Cloth: Persona Glassware, Late Period Mistress Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from the Late Middle Ages to the Renaissance, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available. Join us again at 3:00 pm for a live, narrated demonstration of the making of a Late Period drinking vessel by Master Ali (Arab Boy)!
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
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Yoga for Fighters, Fencers and Folk of the Realm Viscount Richard Gilchrest A 75-minute moving exploration of the ancient practice of yoga focused on the things we choose to do in the SCA. Whether you are an artist, a warrior, an archer, a dancer, or a servant of Their Majesties, you will find something in this class to help you build strength and balance, increase flexibility and perhaps even find some peace. Yoga connects your breath and your body to help you focus on what you need most at any given moment. What do you need? Bring a mat or a blanket if you have one and clothes you can comfortably move in. Yoga is for every body.
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
13:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-05
13:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Advanced Beginner Dumbek Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Lady Zakiyyah (a.k.a. Kazuki) will help you get comfortable with that drum and have fun. Play Middle-and-Near-Eastern rhythms; stay flexible! Open to all ages.
08-05
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-05
14:00
3.0 A&S 4 Open Torch Lady Irene von Lassan If you have taken a class at any time on using a torch to make things out of glass, come and practice your art.
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!
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14:00
1.0 A&S 8 An Introduction to the Scythians Olivier de Bayonne Come learn and chat about the Scythians, a cultural spectrum of steppe "barbarian" nomads of the Bronze and Iron Age who were famed for their horsemanship and archery. While we know something of their customs via Herodotus and from the material artifacts of many burials, there are many unanswered questions of potential interest to the SCAdian about how to effect a more complete and authentic Scythian persona. Let's discuss how we might do so!
08-05
14:00
1.5 A&S 9 Text to Telling Master Brendan O Corraidhe I discuss a simple (if time-intensive) process for taking source material and turning it into a powerful performance, using as case studies two of my pieces. One, "Gawain and the Green Knight" (which I have performed - in full kit - for the Brit Lit classes at the college where I work), was worked up over a period of six months. It's a 30-minute prose rendition of the famous tale of knightly virtues, attempted seduction, and sorcery. Here's the first part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mG4MnMZwtM The second, "The Death of The Cid," was cooked up literally overnight, but resulted in me being named as Queen's Champion the next weekend. I performed it at Pennsic, where a Crown Prince sought me out afterward to thank me.
08-05
14:00
1.0 A&S 13 Advanced Viking Knitting Lord Hroedbeorth Lumhalghs This class will be for students interested in going beyond the techniques taught in the basic classes. Please bring your own tools and wire.
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2.0 A&S 16 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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14:00
2.0 A&S 17 Roman Rag Dolls Mistress Ceara der Alcan Come learn how to make Roman Rag dolls like the ones they have unearthed in the Egypt. You will get a very brief history plus all the knowledge and tools to make your very own dolls. Please bring your own scissors.
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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
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Inns of Court Lady Rebecca da Firenze The Inns of Court, where lawyers trained, required their students to learn social graces such as a specific set of dances. Come learn some of the highlights from that set. Very easy; these were intended for law students - but pleasant, relaxing dances, often with lovely music, and excellent for talking to your partner. We will teach Black Alman, the Lorayne Alman, and the Queen's Alman.
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14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Create a Heraldic Device Family Point Learn the basics of heraldry and create your own coat of arms. (Kids' class; no conflict checking or registration of arms planned.)
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.
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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
14:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Master Magnus Mystery Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff What will this tournament entail? Show up and find out! For advanced throwers only! Only the best can overcome this challenge!
08-05
14:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Zills and Thrills! Lady Oola Gulabi We will focus on zill rhythms and sound quality with clarity and freedom of dance movements. We will drill basics and add challenging layers. At the end of class we will add improvisation to encourage more play and experimentation.
08-05
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Afternoon Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
08-05
15:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani Closed Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal: Traditional 16th-century Italian commedia dell'arte.
08-05
15:00
1.0 A&S 6 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
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 Atlantian Royal Encampment (N40) Retting Flax in Muddy Creek Mistress Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn Flax is a popular fiber for spinning and creates linen thread and cloth. To extract the fibers from the dermis (under the skin) of the flax, the plants must be retted. We have the opportunity to actually see this process in action. On Tuesday, August 2nd, we will be creating a large (chicken-wire) package of flax, taking it down to Muddy Creek, and securing it to the bank of the creek to rett. On Friday, August 5th, we will go down to check the progress of the retting of the flax, and retrieve it if it has retted enough to loosen all of the fibers in the plant.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Petits Vriens: Two Different Ways! Countess Judith de Northumbria Come try two different versions of Petits Vriens, one for three people and the other for three couples! All levels welcome and catered to!
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
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-05
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) German Renaissance Glass Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo, see items from the 14th -16th centuries in the Dutch German Style! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal. Age 18+.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Sharp Shimmy and the Whole Shebang! Joanna the Fierce Ready to sharpen your shimmy skills?! Try a variety of shimmies in your hips, shoulders, and more! Explore soft, fiery, and thunderous articulations!
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
15:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 The Best of The Knowne Worlde Rapier Tourney Lady Lucia Augur Come one, come all! Come watch the best of the best fight! Open to only those with a Grant-level Rapier award, MoD, Knights, and Masters of Arms.
08-05
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Learn to Throw Spear and Axe: Beginner Level Thl Trystan der Fackeltrager We will demonstrate different strategies for hurling the axe and the spear with accuracy. Great strength not required! Learn traditional techniques. Closed toe-shoes required.
08-05
16:00
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
16:00
2.0 A&S 12 Feeding Your Fighting Demons Mistress Wu Yun How's your head game? Struggling? Discussion of some possible mental hurdles to fighting and ways to think about addressing them. Open to all disciplines (yes, even combat archery). No armor is needed for this class. Age 18+.
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 - CCt 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. Age 18+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
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
16:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Will teach the rules of the Japanese game go (also known as weiqi in China), and offer a chance to play afterwards.
08-05
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-05
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola Gold Leaf Methods for Parchment, Perg, and Paper Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf methods for illumination through a sample of period and modern glue as well as applications. Class will focus on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern gesso, permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn application tricks for glue and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems for troubleshooting and analysis! Create small gilded sampler on parchment, pergamenata, and paper. All materials included.
08-05
16:30
0.5 Performing Arts Tent Master Cariadoc Pennsic Performing Arts Poems and stories presented in persona, as a period performer presenting to a period audience.
08-05
17:00
3.0 A&S 4 Glass Apprentice Challenge Thl Li Xia Looking for beadmaking enthusiasts of all skill levels! If you can work at a beadmaking torch, safely, without direct supervision, join us! This is a fun challenge meant to push individuals along their own learning paths, to try something new and find new horizons in their creativity and technical skill. This is not a competition. Visit tinyurl.com/glassapprentice for more information.
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
1.5 Games Tent Period Card Games: Karnoffel Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this oldest identifiable European card game (1426 reference).
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 2 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. Ages 12-17.
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
20:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Gnome Pete Memorial Glow Stick Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This fun evening tournament includes throwing at glow sticks; 8:30 pm or dusk until complete. Competition slots; first-come, first-served. Age 18+.
08-05
20:30
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.
08-05
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
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
07:00
3.0 Archery Archery Practice Class Baron THL Cristofanus Castellani This class is intended to provide a safe space to improve your form and craft, emphasizing appropriate interactions between teacher and student.
08-06
07:00
5.0 Chirugeons' Point start (Brewer's Road & St. Lawrence Way) 10th Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Countess Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 7 am. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: This is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome, and participants may join for as much or as little distance as desired. Wearing medieval-style tunics and presenting as medieval an appearance as is practicable is encouraged.
08-06
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Recovery for All Lady Gráinne MacCleud 12-step meetings for those who "trudge the Road of Happy Destiny" within any program.
08-06
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
08-06
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
08-06
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, on your honor). 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.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 2 Medieval Combat Video Review King Avery Westfall How do you use special tools on a phone, tablet or computer to do detailed video analysis of medieval combat footage? Gather around and find out.
08-06
09:00
2.0 A&S 3 Applique in the Style of the Tristan Wall Hanging Thl Alison Wodehalle We will learn the techniques and materials used in the making of the 14th-century Tristan Wall Hanging currently at the V&A in London. We will discuss the materials: the wools, the silks, the gold, and the leather. We will also discuss the style of embroidery. The kit will include materials to make a small item such as a pouch or a needlebook.
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 6 Viking Wire Weave Basics Lady Sorcha Inghean Ui Choinin Viking wire weave is a period-correct art form that is fun, easy and inexpensive. Also known as trichinopoly or Viking Knitting, there is archaeological evidence for wire chains constructed using “circular plaiting” in Viking burials and treasure hoards dating as early as the 8th century to as late as the 12th century. Come learn with the Mistress of Wire herself! You will learn how to make a sextapus to hold your chain in place, a basic 6-loop pattern, draw plate techniques, and how to finish the ends to add a clasp.
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 8 Three 9th- and 10th-Century Arabic Chicken Salads Urtatim al-Qurtubiyya Three cold chicken dishes from ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Baghdadi compendium of 9th- and 10th-century recipes. Made with relatively common spices, lots of fresh herbs, and Persian cucumbers for when it's too hot to cook. Can use supermarket rotisserie chicken for even less cooking.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 10 Designing and Carving Blocks for Fabric Printing Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen We will discuss historical designs and patterns, how to design your own based on these, and then learn how to carve blocks. Techniques will include historical methods as well as modern materials which can be substituted. Directions on printing will be touched on, but we will not be printing in class.
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
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: Peace Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
08-06
09:00
1.0 A&S 16 Robin Hood Lady Sarah le Payller A class on the context and origins of Robin Hood, and maybe some of the early stories.
08-06
09:00
1.5 A&S 18 Or Nué: Colored Goldwork Embroidery Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword Learn the basics of Or Nué embroidery by creating a small piece. Or Nué (shaded gold) embroidery was done in Europe, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, and to high levels in Italy and Flanders from roughly 1400 – 1550s. The technique uses different colored silk threads to couch gold or silver threads strategically placed to form patterns, designs, figures or narrative scenes. This class is for beginners and kits will be provided.
08-06
09:00
4.0 A&S 19 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
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-06
09:00
3.0 Fort Rapier Battle of La Rochelle Master Anton du Marais The defenders of La Rochelle will die! The only question is when? Join us at the Fort to find out. Heavy rapier and rubber band gun melée. Attackers will have unlimited resurrections, defenders will have limited resurrections. RBG cannon are welcome. No archery, please. Pennsic standard rules for rapier apply. Don't have a heavy rapier? Bring a dagger or two. Bring a friend or 20. The more the merrier. Don't like to fight melée? Come and get close to the action and help marshal the battle. Please muster at the Fort half an hour before the start time, especially if you want to fight with a particular group.
08-06
09:00
0.75 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Instrumental Youth Consort Thl Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Consort 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. The Consort will be led by THL Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is also a music teacher in modern life. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week, though PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting THL Cynthia.
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
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Random Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Bring your axe, knife, and spear and let luck of the draw determine your fate as you compete to be the best. Participants will draw a random distance (long or short) and weapon (axe, knife or spear) for each round of competition.
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
5.0 Æthelmearc 3 All Day Drop in Scribal Workshops Mistress Liadhain Drop in any time to see what's going on with calligraphy and illumination classes; different every day, check back often.
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 17 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
1.0 Dance Tent Dances for One Couple Lady Sarah le Payller Dances for two people (one couple). What to dance when you don't have a lot of people? We might cover Black Alman, Ly Bens, Rostiboli, or Green Ginger.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Felted Soap Balls Family Point Make getting clean fun! Students will make a felted wool scrubby with soap inside. Messy/wet activity designed for ages 3-10.
08-06
10:00
1.5 Family Point Tent 2 Illuminated Origami Star Baskets for Youth Family Point Create a tea-lighted origami basket! Drop-in craft; feel free to come at any point in the block. (Ages 8-14)
08-06
10:00
1.0 Guild of Saint Barbara (Top of Mt Eislin under the Gunners Red Fly. Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Annual Meeting UPDATE Baroness Kathryn Ramsey The Guild of Saint Barbara will have its annual meeting on Middle Saturday at 8 am. Meet at N17 Household of the White Rose Artillery Camp at corner of Battle Rd and Fosse Way to move equipment to the Top of Mt Eislinn under the Gunners Red Fly. The meeting will cover safety, new items, and also go over the firing schedule for Pennsic 48. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. There will be a break between the meeting and training. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic! Age 18+.
08-06
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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
2.0 A&S 4 Lampwork Glass Bead Making: Safety and Basic Beads Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Before jumping into the fire: what you need for a basis work area and safety measures will be discussed to keep yourself and your work area safe. Basic shapes will be demonstrated and you will have time to practice them. There are many types of tools that can be used to shape or rake hot glass. Various household items will be used as well as graphite molds and paddles. Age 18+.
08-06
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Ars Dictaminis: Art of Medieval Letter Writing Lord William de Hirst Letter writing was the primary form of communication in period, but is a neglected art today. Rediscover the beauty and fun of letter-writing from period sources. We'll look at the art of writing a proper letter, famous correspondence, and examples of everyday letters sent by people all across society. Plus, plenty of tips for writing your own letters!
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 13 Slavic Rus Headwear 10-13th Century Lady Zoya Dragomirova Creation of Slavic Rus headwear -- two examples: copper diadem and silk on birchbark. Will discuss research and construction techniques as well as lessons learned. Also discussion on Tournament of Arts and A&S participation, scoring, and future projects.
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 - CCt 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. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Galliards with Gregory Gregory Blount The galliard is an aerobic 16th-century, pan-European dance. We will learn a different basic step and intermediate step each day.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Build Your Own Catapult and Target Laura Wenham Have you ever wanted to build your own catapult? Observe and discuss the function of different models of catapults, then use various materials (straws, spoons, Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, tape, cups, etc.) to construct your own catapult and target, and finally test the distance your catapult will launch cotton balls. You can keep your catapult and target!
08-06
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Laugh and Lie Down Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this simple late-period card game.
08-06
11:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Very Basic Belly Dancing Lady Michaela Isabella Botticelli We will be working on the very basics of belly dancing, no previous experience needed.
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
1.0 75 (Market Street on the corner) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson We will talk about the fundamentals of blacksmithing as well as some history. Students will get to hammer some steel.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Tengwar 1: Writing English with Elvish Letters Lord Aldred æt Aclum Learn to write English using the phonetic English mode of the Tengwar writing system developed by JRR Tolkien. While the Tengwar have their origins in 20th-century fiction, learning to read and write in a new way can help a modern literate scribe connect with a medieval scholar's experience learning their letters as an adult, and struggling to fit a Latin alphabet to their native tongue. In addition, Tolkien's influence has played an important part in the history of the Society. Come back for Tengwar 2 to practice, discuss your experience, and check your homework.
08-06
12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Stage Combat for Theater (Slaps Punches and Falls) Master Ullliam (Liam) MacantSaoir A class for those in theater and Commedia to learn how to safely use slaps, punches, and falls on the stage and make them look real to the audience. it is suggested that you wear clothing that it is ok to get dirty in. We would prefer that attendees be 16 or older, or be accompanied by an adult.
08-06
12:00
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
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
1.0 A&S 9 Late Period Rounds Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.
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. $7/kit. 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. Is appropriate for anyone over the age of 12 who can work with needles and small beads.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent A Silly Skirmish for Five: Verceppe Countess Judith de Northumbria Come learn this fun dance, an original danced battle between the sexes from the 15th century. For intermediate/advanced dancers, or adventuresome ones.
08-06
12:00
2.0 Great Hall Opening Ceremonies Master Maximilian der Zauberer Opening Ceremonies.
08-06
12:00
3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools. Age 18+.
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
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Using a Sling on the Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Staff Come to this class to learn what makes a sling and how to throw with one.
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
1.5 Æthelmearc 2 Copying a Period Calligraphic Hand Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Working from a ductus is totally fine, but you can also use any manuscript as your calligraphic source! Come learn the techniques for mimicking any period hand.
08-06
13:00
2.0 Armored List Blue Tarl's Little Polearm Tourney 15 Sir Tarl Welcome to year 15! Once again those who love The One True Weapons Form will meet in joyful violence! The Tourney will be fought in a bear-pit format, with two 45-minute sessions with a short break in between. The Tourney is open to all authorized adult fighters of any skill level, using any polearm allowed by Pennsic rules. So bring your polearm, or polearms, your sense of fun and adventure and come and play with us once again. Tourney will start at 1 pm. Age 18+.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 3 Iron Age Birch Bark Hats Lady Anubh na Preachain What early period Celt doesn't need a shade hat? One option is a conical birch bark hat from central Europe dating from the Late Hallstatt to Early La Tène periods. Learn about the extant finds and how to recreate them. The first ten people will get to try 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 7 Holy Cows and Flaming Monks Lord William de Hirst Like the Middle Ages itself, the SCA has produced its own folk saints, and what may start as an inside joke ends up looking like a real saint's cult. We'll explore some of the weirder saints to come out of the SCA, and look at the cult of St. Bunstable as a case study.
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. Age18+.
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 17 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 A&S 18 Consent in A&S: Giving & Taking Helpful Feedback Mistress Elysabeth Underhill In an ideal Society, artisans create work for the joy that it brings them, and Laurels give feedback to fulfill the mission of their peerage to help encourage and teach others. However, if feedback is not given or received properly, hurt feelings can (and do!) occur. Artisans can be discouraged from pursuing their ideas, with Laurels being branded as being mean and unhelpful. Both of these outcomes are hurtful to the fabric of our society. So, let's examine the issue and figure out if we can help change the culture of how feedback is given and received in the SCA so that everyone can work together to create a better more supportive Arts and Sciences Community.
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 Battlefield East Godinho's Montante: Iberian Greatsword Lord Anibal Ramirez In this workshop, we will cover many of the rules (techniques) for Montante (Spanish Greatsword) as taught in Godinho's 1599 treatise Arte de Esgrima. This is a skills class where students will actively learn and practice the "Rules (Techniques)". Students should bring with them a blunt greatsword or longsword. (Longswords are not ideal, but can work.) Or bring a wooden pole between 5 feet 7 inches and six feet in length. (Slightly shorter is better.) Note: Sharp or "live steel" weapons will not be allowed to be used. Students without practice weapons will be allowed to audit the class. Age 18+.
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 - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-06
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Basics of Calligraphy Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir Calligraphy is like a cross between writing and drafting. Learn how to construct artful letters using reusable building blocks (like Legos!). Tips and tricks will be taught to help make your calligraphy look good right from the start.
08-06
13:00
3.0 Fort Kamikaze Battle Thl Benjamin Black von Mosta Three-hour unlimited resurrection battle. No War points, no prizes, just fighting.
08-06
13:00
1.0 Games Tent Introduction to Go Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre Will teach the rules of the Japanese game go (also known as weiqi in China), and offer a chance to play afterwards.
08-06
13:00
1.5 Gryphon's Tea (D2 (old Cafe Merhaba location)) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales. Age 18+.
08-06
13:00
3.0 Guild of St. Barbara Gunners Fly atop Mt Eislinn (Bring chairs and water) Guild of Saint Barbara Black Powder Training Baroness Kathryn Ramsey Muster at the Artillery Camp Household of the White Rose, corner of Battle Road and Fosse Way. Artillery Park is on the front lawn. We muster here so we can get pieces to the artillery point atop of Mt. Eislinn. The Guild of Saint Barbara will holding its hands-on training and safety inspection on the middle Saturday at 1 pm. The hands-on black powder training session is for new gentles who wish to learn and join us on the line, or as a refresher for those who would desire it. Hands-on training will be from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please join us for this informative session and feel free to bring questions. And, if you have pre-1600 firearms, bring them with you to be inspected. Please DO NOT bring powder to Pennsic! Powder will be provided. Age 18+.
08-06
13:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Roman Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 1st to the 5th centuries, from across the Roman Empire! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-06
13:00
3.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion (Atlantian Royal encampment) Nalbinders' Gathering: Nalbinding Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Come join your fellow nalbinders to show off your projects in nalbinding, share tips and tricks, get help, and explore nalbound artifacts from around the world. There is no formal agenda, just time to socialize and nalbind with fellow enthusiasts.
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
2.0 A&S 6 Make Your Own Medallion Cord Thl Rufina Sa'avedra Why wear a plain white string? Learn Slung, a method for cord-making that can best be described as juggling with strings! Children welcome with adult. Slung is also known as Viking whip-cording. It is not only useful but a lot of fun for all ages. Can be done as a children's activity or at demos. Bring a friend! People will be taking turns on a limited number of set-ups. Showing up late is perfectly fine.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 A History of the Goths Andanaqaths An outline of Gothic history before, during, and after period.
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
14:00
1.0 A&S 18 Alternative Documentation Formats for A&S Display Mistress Elysabeth Underhill Does the word “documentation” fill you with joy or with dread? Feelings among artisans are strong and varied about this aspect of the Arts and Sciences, sometimes (ok, probably often) leaning towards the negative. But documentation does not have to be something to fear. The goal of this class is to try to make those feelings more positive. While documentation does take work, it doesn’t have to be super painful, and there are a wide variety of ways that artisans can achieve the goal of documenting their A&S projects. Conversation notes from a panel discussion on the topic held in the East Kingdom will be presented, and attendees will be invited to discuss the topic as well.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Lady Maggie Bakestre Suitable for beginners, we will learn 3-4 awesome English Country Dances. We will start with basic steps and then my first favorite dance, Rufty Tufty. Additional dance choices will be dependent on the number of participants.
08-06
14:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal Teens Cook: Decorating the Table With Carved Fruit Family Point In this class, students will participate in individual and group projects that turn common fruits into decorations for the table. A brief history of fruit carving will be presented. Most of the class will be hands-on technique and practice. Knife skills will be taught and sharpened. Projects will be consumed. Class designed for ages 12 to 17. Suggested donation $5 to cover food.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-06
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Youth Block Printing Family Point A class where we will make some blocks for printing and then print them. We will use several easy block-making techniques. If you have some fabric you want to print (shirt, bag, etc.), bring it along, but fabric will also be available.
08-06
14:00
2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Longsword Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia A HEMA-style longsword fencing tournament where fencers will get multiple passes with each opponent, and awarded points depending on their outcome. As is SCA tradition, fencers are expected to “self call”-- verbally acknowledge every blow that land, regardless of how obvious it may have seemed. Fencers must have a two-handed long sword or federschwert, rigid elbow/knee pads, and sturdy hand protection: metal, plastic, or hardened leather gauntlets; HEMA hand protection such as SPES, Red Dragon, SparringGlove.com; or ice hockey gloves with dense padding that meets SCA Cut-and-Thrust Fencing coverage requirements for two-handed swords. Padded jackets and forearm/shin guards are encouraged but not required. Fencers may also have a simple dagger/rondel on their belt (including rubber daggers; no complex hilts), and may grapple if both fencers are grappling-authorized and consent to grapple ahead of each match. No other weapons or parrying devices will be permitted. Each pairing will fight multiple passes until either fencer reaches a certain number of points, or a time limit has been reached. These limits will be determined when we know how many fencers have entered to ensure everyone gets a fair amount of fencing. Fencers will confer on calibration before each match. Each pass will stop and reset after a blow lands. No acting out wounds. Points will be awarded as follows: 3 pts for a clean lethal cut or thrust (head, torso, armpit, groin). 2 pts for a lethal cut or thrust, but receive a non-lethal blow or after blow. 1 pt for a non-lethal cut or thrust (arms or legs). A fencer may voluntarily demote their own blow to the head or torso to “non-lethal” if they feel it was inadequate for a killing blow. For example, grazing tip cuts or thrusts at the very end of their reach. The marshal may suggest this resolution to prevent excessive discussion on the field from slowing down the tournament. Penalties will be deducted from the score of each pairing after completion. -1 pt to both fencers for every “double” of lethal blows. -1 pt for repeated violations of list etiquette such as excessive force, blatantly ignoring blows, leaving the designated list area, etc. Fencers will get a warning the first time, after which they will be deducted a point for each occurrence. THIS IS THE MARSHAL’S CALL. It is NOT their opponent’s call. If an injury forces a fencer to retire from the field, their opponent’s score for the entire round will be revoked. If the injury is determined to be intentional or grossly negligent, the perpetrator will be removed from the tournament and a report filed with their kingdom. An “after blow” occurs when a strike is made in the tempo immediately after a blow lands, such as a riposte after a missed parry or void. When a fencer starts a striking action well after they have been hit (i.e., more than one tempo) it is a “revenge blow”, will not count as an after blow, and will be issued a warning and deducted points after multiple occurrences. Fencers are permitted to politely ask their opponents about an unfelt or uncalled blow. However, continuing to argue over the validity of blows may result in a warning and deducted points. The marshals may also call “hold” if they see a strike that is uncalled to give fencers a chance to realize a blow has been made. The 4 best scores will move on to an elimination final round. Elimination matches will be fought the same as before.
08-06
14:15
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Arabic Hip Movements Baroness Simone Marie Fornneau A study of various shimmies, slides and circles from a Syrian Classic Oriental dance perspective, taught by Baroness Simone. A beginning knowledge of Middle Eastern dance is appreciated.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Nalbinding: Dalby and Telemark Stitches Baroness Isarna From beginner to advanced students, all welcome. Students encouraged to bring wool yarn and tapestry/nalbinding needle.
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
1.5 A&S 15 Photographers' Roundtable Master Phillip the Pilgrim Want to take better SCA photos? Want to talk shop with other photographers? Come hang out for a chat. No topic too big, no camera too small.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 16 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
15:00
2.0 A&S 17 Pillbox Hat Patterning and Sewing Class Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora Tarboosh, fez, sugarloaf, pillbox: pattern and sew this simple, broadly-attested hat to fit your head and persona. Hat kits include instruction sheets, aluminum foil and painter’s tape for patterning, two pieces of contrasting fabric, three needles, pins, a small spool of thread, a pair of shears, and a piece of soap or a pencil stub for fabric marking. Novice sewer friendly.
08-06
15:00
3.0 Battlefield South Known World Armored Novice Tourney Baron Dankwert Bathory Test your skills against the warriors of the Known World of the same experience level. Fighters must be within 2 years of their primary authorization.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) 16th-Century Western Erotica - CCt 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. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-06
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Branles Thl Henry of Maldon Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun branles from 16th-century France.
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
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Games Tent Morris Games Game Tent Staff Come learn to play a classic! Nine Man's Morris and other games of that family (which include the modern tic-tac-toe) will be taught.
08-06
15:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info. Under 18 may watch, but cannot handle arms or powder.
08-06
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Late Medieval Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo you'll see items from Europe to the Middle East from the 11th - 14th centuries! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Rapier Tent Build a Rapier Tower IKEA style Lord Ælfwine Pyttel Tired of using hay bales for the corners of walls and having "That Talk" with your opponent because the shot breached the air above the hay bale? Have you been a marshal with a staff trying to be the corner and praying "Not the Face!" Well, in this class you will learn how easy it is to build a flat pack rapier tower that will be sturdy enough to lean up against, easy to take down and easy on your storage space. Class handouts will include cutting diagrams, part lists and tips on construction for hand tool and power tool users.
08-06
15:00
3.0 Singles Camping (B-08) Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Feather fronts will not peel up even when shot deep into targets. No expensive modern jig needed. Cut profiles you design. Silk thread and a 7" long dowel piece used to learn. Arrows made with this process won a kingdom championship, several tournaments and outscored a grand master bowman. This process allows one to quickly and easily rescue flights and thread from broken arrows saving money and time. Nocks, points, documentation, spine, cresting and straightening are not our focus. Please bring note-taking materials.
08-06
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Focuses on advanced throwing technique for more experienced throwers.
08-06
15:30
3.0 Guild Mirandola Sgraffito and Pastiglia Gilding Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola NOTE: This is a 4 part class. Please plan to attend all 4 parts. Sgraffito, patterns created by scratching through painted gold, and pastiglia, gilding over raised gesso, were used extensively in medieval panel paintings, polychrome objects, gilded frames, and manuscripts. This 4-section track, hands-on class, will give basic overviews of these methods, including info on tooling and punching. Hands-on participants must attend all 4 sections to create an object. Viewers can join for individual sessions. Section I: Gesso, flat and raised. Section II: applying clay for gilding. Section III: Gilding. Section IV: Burnishing, Painting and Sgraffito. More info at Guild Mirandola.
08-06
16:00
2.0 Archery Archery Champions' Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Everyone who wishes to try out for the Archery Champions' teams is welcome and encouraged to attend. Yes, you are good enough to try out!
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
16:00
1.0 Games Tent Multiplayer Chess Game Tent Staff Chess games for four players. We will review rules and variations, then provide time to play.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-06
16:00
1.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Niello: The Making and Applying Lord T W Niello is an ancient enamel-like material, applied to silver and gold work as metal decoration. It is used for background and highlighting engraving work. Age 18+.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) SCA Ukulele Lord Simon de Spaldyng Explore the ways ukuleles may be used for period and filk material. Learn basic chords and a few songs. Bring your ukulele. Handouts provided.
08-06
16:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 The Battle of Tortuga (Rapier) Albion Drake Two ships meet at sea and battle for survival and glory! Pirates vs merchants vs unexpected complications! Bring your RBGs as this event is set for gun and blade duels. Non-War Point nautical-themed fun! Three rounds (sometimes four) of stab 'em and shoot 'em goodness.
08-06
16:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent KW Thrown Weapons Marshals: Opening Meeting Thrown Weapons Staff This meeting is open to all Known World Thrown Weapons Marshals. Please attend to hear this year's range procedures.
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. Please bring your own seating if possible. Handout available for free online or $10 for a paper copy (to cover printing costs - it's long with a lot of high-resolution images). Here's the virtual handout: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OqWLGMmhwzWS7f5VF2OCxs2Ug42RUIDUkEEW-yfY1zM/edit?usp=sharing .
08-06
17:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampworking: Stringers and Twisties Lady Magda van der Aa For those who have the basics of safety and bead forming in hand, come learn how to make and apply glass stringers and twisted rods with two or more colors. These were used in period to embellish beads in a variety of ways. Auditors welcome, space permitting.
08-06
17:00
1.0 Cabochons 17 Bow Street (17 Bow street) Rune Interpretation Lady Arastorm New to the runes? Learn what the runes mean for divination. We'll cover the Elder Futharc (24) and, if there is time, the extra runes from the Anglo-Frisian Futharc.
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 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
08-06
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learn to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches. Age 18+.
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 Rapier Tent How to Marshal a Rapier Battle at Pennsic. Mistress Amanita Villarosa This class is designed to help new or seasoned marshals understand the differences between the large rapier battles at Pennsic.
08-06
18:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Safety for Fire Performers Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter How to safely handle fire props and also how to keep other fire performers safe. We will also cover how to keep from burning down your camp. 18+
08-06
18:30
4.0 Great Hall Family Point Movie Night Family Point Join us in the Great Hall for a double feature! Disney's Robin Hood for the younger set, followed by Princess Bride! Bring blankets/chairs. All ages welcome, with appropriate supervision.
08-06
19:00
3.0 A&S 4 Glass Apprentice Challenge Thl Li Xia Looking for beadmaking enthusiasts of all skill levels! If you can work at a beadmaking torch, safely, without direct supervision, join us! This is a fun challenge meant to push individuals along their own learning paths, to try something new and find new horizons in their creativity and technical skill. This is not a competition. Visit tinyurl.com/glassapprentice for more information.
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
20:30
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
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
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
07:00
3.0 Archery Archery Practice Class Baron THL Cristofanus Castellani This class is intended to provide a safe space to improve your form and craft, emphasizing appropriate interactions between teacher and student.
08-07
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Substitute AA Class Anne Substitute/fill in AA class.
08-07
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
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
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
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
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
3.0 A&S 4 Glass Apprentice Challenge Thl Li Xia Looking for beadmaking enthusiasts of all skill levels! If you can work at a beadmaking torch, safely, without direct supervision, join us! This is a fun challenge meant to push individuals along their own learning paths, to try something new and find new horizons in their creativity and technical skill. This is not a competition. Visit tinyurl.com/glassapprentice for more information.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Medieval Sigillography: Wax Seals Lord Bryn of Celyddon Who were the bastards of Armagnac? Why did St. Peter send missionaries to Europe in 47 AD? And how did the monks of Montier-en-Der protect themselves? This class delves into the nuances of how wax seals were used (and misused) in legal documents during the Middle Ages. Class will be a lecture format and include topics of methods for doing wax sealing with modern and period materials. Handouts provided.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 6 The Carolingian "Renaissance"? Master Victor of Shrewsbury Charlemagne sought to unify the disparate peoples of western Europe and resurrect the Roman Empire through more efficient administration and by fostering the development of the arts and literacy. How successful was he?
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
1.0 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
1.5 A&S 13 An Approach to Redacting Period Recipes Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl Experiment with an approach to redacting period recipes using recipes from the Curye on Inglysch.
08-07
09:00
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: War Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
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 A&S 17 Colettine Poor Clares' Religious Habit: 15th C. Lady Ysabeau de Chauntepiy If you have an interest in medieval nuns' habits, this class is for you. It covers the origin and first 2 centuries of the Poor Clares' religious order in western Europe, with emphasis on their traditional habit. Included are tips for recreating a historically accurate Poor Clare habit, as detailed by 15th-century reformer Colette of Corbie, as well as pointers for nuns' habits in general. The handout provides details on constructing and wearing the habit, as well as contemporary images of the Poor Clares (accurate and otherwise!).
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 18 Sex and Gender in the German Reformation Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword What's the difference between a whore and a prostitute? What was the view on homosexuality? Is divorce a thing? Could a woman lead/fight in the army? What were the views on gender roles? Class will take on social roles and options based on gender and status, charges of impotence, the brothels, cross-dressing, and other more taboo subjects of the German Reformation. Adult topics; 18 and above or 16-17 with adult.
08-07
09:00
2.0 A&S 19 Nalbinding: the Asle Mitten Stitch Mistress Jorunn Nalbinder The Asle Mitten was found buried in the ramparts of a fortress. It has been dated to around 1500. The stitch creates a fabric that is three layers of yarn thick. It makes lovely, incredibly warm, hats, mittens, and socks. The stitch is very complex and the way it is incorporated into the fabric is complex. This is not a class for beginners. Students must be able to do other nalbinding stitches competently.
08-07
09:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Choose Your Name and Heraldry Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir An overview of choosing your persona's name and culture (20%), as well as an in-depth explanation of how heraldry works (80%). This class uses plain English and can be understood by non-heralds. It explains color theory, design elements, conflict, and some of the specific things not allowed in heraldry. After this class, you should be able to walk into Herald's Point what a good idea of your design, and enough knowledge of how to change it if there is a conflict.
08-07
09:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Beginning Hand-Sewing for Tweens and Teens Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Learn basic hand-sewing stitches and make a pouch to take home with you!
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.
08-07
09:00
0.75 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Instrumental Youth Consort Thl Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Consort 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. The Consort will be led by THL Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is also a music teacher in modern life. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week, though PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting THL Cynthia.
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
09:00
1.0 Playground A Family Walking Tour of Pennsic Family Point New to Pennsic? An old veteran, but your kids aren't? Join us for a tour of family-friendly locations. Approximately one-mile loop. Meet at playground gate.
08-07
09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Baroness Wentlyanna Bengrek All youth between 6 and 17 are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Instruction and games will vary by day.
08-07
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT: Part 1 Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-07
09:30
0.5 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Origami Family Point Learn to fold paper and make beautiful creations!
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
5.0 Æthelmearc 3 All Day Drop in Scribal Workshops Mistress Liadhain Drop in any time to see what's going on with calligraphy and illumination classes; different every day, check back often.
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 How to Write Praise Poetry Mistress Ursula Mortimer Praiseworthy deeds happen all the time in the SCA. What can you do if you notice someone being awesome? Write a praise poem and tell the world! This class offers a straightforward process for writers at any level to plan and deliver a praise poem, and resources for continuing to improve on your own. Novice, journeyman, or laureate, you are welcome.
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 8 Thread-Wrapped Buttons Duchess Isabetta del Verde A practical class on how to make thread-wrapped buttons for late period garb. I will bring kits for at least 15 people to make their own buttons. If you are unable to attend the class at the time it is offered and want to learn, please feel free to come visit me in the Drachenwald Royal camp on Brewer's Road, block N13, and I will be glad to teach you at a time that works for us both.
08-07
10:00
1.5 A&S 10 Blockprinting on Fabric and Paper For Beginners Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen European-style blockprinting on fabric and paper using blocks of various materials. Printed fabric was used for clothing, wall hangings, tablecloths, etc. This hands-on class will start with a discussion of historical techniques and block carving: printing with both period and modern materials. The main focus of the class will be on printing with provided blocks.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 12 Alchemy in Europe Lord Bryn of Celyddon How transmutation and medicinal alchemy was viewed in medieval Europe. This course surveys: where alchemy began; what alchemy was and wasn't in European history; who its adherents were, and what their practices were in the medieval period and late Renaissance.
08-07
10:00
1.0 A&S 15 Beginning Nalbinding Mistress Emer von Atzinger Beginning level. Learn the Oslo Stitch. Bring inexpensive wool yarn for practice and a nalbinding needle or blunt In tapestry needle. Some materials will be available to borrow in class.
08-07
10:00
0.5 Battlefield Unbelted Champions Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer 30 per side. 1 pass. Full field. Crowns may not fight. Unbelted Heirs may. No Allies.
08-07
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary with Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova The Canary is a 16th-century dance with swagger and foot-stamping. I will teach a simplified pattern that will let you start having fun with it. Feel free to wear stompy boots!
08-07
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Fundamentals of Performance Lord Gavin Kent How do we bring ourselves to get up in front of others and perform? Who can do it, and what do you need to be able to do? How do you even start? This class seeks to dispel some myths, offer a reassuring stepping stone into being a confident and competent performer, and explore how to engage with material in a way that brings both you and it to life. Appropriate for all performers from the brand new and aspiring, to the experienced and curious.
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
1.0 Red Range Tic Tac Toe (Youth Shoot) Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Archers will shoot one arrow at the target. The archer with the closest arrow to the center will go first. Archers will take turns shooting at the target, playing tic tac toe with their arrows. If an arrow hits the line (tape), it doesn’t count (optional). If a player hits a square that another player already has shot, the arrow doesn’t count. The first player to get three squares in a row wins (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally).
08-07
10:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Kinetic Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff A motion-based throwing competition. You walk towards the target while throwing. Limited to 12 participants, expert level only.
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
10:30
0.5 Battlefield Belted Champions Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer 1 pass. Full field. Crowns may not fight. Heirs may. No Allies.
08-07
10:30
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Kumihimo Family Point Learn this Japanese art of braiding!
08-07
10:30
3.0 Guild Mirandola Sgraffito and Pastiglia Gilding Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola NOTE: This is a 4 part class. Please plan to attend all 4 parts. Sgraffito, patterns created by scratching through painted gold, and pastiglia, gilding over raised gesso, were used extensively in medieval panel paintings, polychrome objects, gilded frames, and manuscripts. This 4-section track, hands-on class, will give basic overviews of these methods, including info on tooling and punching. Hands-on participants must attend all 4 sections to create an object. Viewers can join for individual sessions. Section I: Gesso, flat and raised. Section II: applying clay for gilding. Section III: Gilding. Section IV: Burnishing, Painting and Sgraffito. More info at Guild Mirandola.
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
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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
2.0 Atlantian Royal Encampment (N40) Measuring a Warp on a Warping Board Mistress Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn We will be warping a 4-harness weaving loom at Pennsic this year. Measuring out the warp for the loom is the first step in the process. We'll be using a warping board to measure it, and everyone will have a chance to get hands-on experience with measuring the thread and learning how to securely tie the warp so that it won't tangle before we get it onto the loom. There will be open time available in the afternoon for more guided practice if you can't make it to the class itself.
08-07
11:00
0.5 Battlefield Rapier Mêlée Champions Master Maximilian der Zauberer ● 30 fighters per side. ● 15 principal, 15 allies. ● Open field, last man standing battles will be fought in 3 heats. Each heat is 1 pass. ● Heat 1: 15 vs 15 Principal Kingdoms (1 pass). ● Heat 2: 15 vs 15 Allied Kingdoms (1 pass). ● Heat 3: 30 vs 30 with 15 Principal and 15 Allied fighters on each side (1 pass). ● The side that gains 2 out of 3 passes in victory gets 1 War Point. ● The mêlée team alternates will have a non-point heat following the 3rd heat.
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 Dance Tent Arbeau's Branles Thl Henry of Maldon These branles are often taught to beginners, but how well do we really know them? Let’s have another look at them, as reconstructed by the teacher.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Games Tent Very Old Games: Mancala Lord Aldred æt Aclum Mancala refers to a huge, ancient family of games that involve moving or "sowing" stones or "seeds" into pits with a goal of capturing the most stones. Mancala games have been played at least since 1000 BC, and there are hundreds of both traditional and modern versions. Learn some history and stay to play a few versions.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Red Range Youth Friend or Foe Shoot Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir The target is to kill the foe and save the friend. The points are based on where you shoot on the foe. Certain areas have more points.
08-07
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent How to Teach Youth to Throw Thrown Weapons Staff Recommended for Marshals in Training. This class will go into more detail than the marshaling class about legal requirements for youth throwing in the SCA, as well as talking about teaching techniques that have been successful with minors.
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
1.5 Battlefield Allied Champions Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer Combatants o 100 combatants per side. o Allies only; no combatants from East or Midrealm. o “Soccer” substitutions (once you leave, you may not re-enter). Those waiting to sub in must remain in the substitute box. Combatants must move to the sidelines when they leave the field.  Resurrection o As combatants die, they move to the resurrection box. o Every 3 minutes, the resurrection boxes are simultaneously released. o Dead who are not yet inside the resurrection box at release must wait until the next release. Scoring o Score one point when both flags are together at your tower. o When a point is scored, call hold, reset flags and combatants to starting positions, and reset resurrection clocks. o Flags must be held in an otherwise-empty gauntleted hand. o Flagbearers have 360-degree engagement. o If a flagbearer is killed, the flag must be immediately dropped (not thrown or handed off). o Only the enemy may move your flag from its initial position (but you may directly return it). o Total score at the end of the hour wins the War Point.
08-07
11:30
3.0 Guild Mirandola Egg Tempera for Panel Painting and Polychrome Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Egg tempera is an ancient medium dating from the Egyptians through today. Tempera reached its height in medieval and Renaissance Europe; virtually all panel paintings and polychromed sculptures executed before the mid-1400s used solely the yolk of the egg as the binder. Class is in-depth, hands-on. Materials included; beginner to advanced. This is a two-part class: Part I- Gesso and prep; Part II- Painting. Participants can join one or both sections. Visit Guild Mirandola for full list of classes. Fee of $9 for Part I and a fee of $9 for Part II.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Scribal Things I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then Baron Riobard O'Suilleabhain Simple new scribal tips and tricks I know now that I wish I knew when I started.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Dance Tent Hope Springs Eternal: Spero Countess Judith de Northumbria A delightful 15th-century dance for three, full of fun musical changes and flirtatious exchanges. Intermediate/Advanced.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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
12:00
2.0 Red Range Youth Carnival Shoot Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Ages 12 and younger. Three shoots that consist of 3 shoots: Ferris wheel target, saddle shoot and balloon pop. Player with the most points win.
08-07
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Throwing Plumbata Thrown Weapons Staff Come to this class to learn how to throw plumbata on the Thrown Weapons Range.
08-07
12:30
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Chorulus Pennsicus Open Auditions for Pennsic 50 Thl Siri Toivosdotter Open auditions for anyone interested in auditioning for the select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus at Pennsic 50, directed by Mistress Arianna Morgan. Previous choral singing experience is expected. Those who audition will need to sing a short piece that demonstrates their vocal abilities, and perform a short sight-reading exercise.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Calligraphy Basics Lady Alyssa Of Foxvale Calligraphy basics: hand movement, strong and accurate strokes, basic terms and exercises for beginners.
08-07
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1.0 A&S 2 Classical Cryptology: Codes and Ciphers Lord Bryn of Celyddon Codes and ciphers from antiquity to the Renaissance. Hands-on class will allow students to learn about the ancient and medieval forms of encryption. Please bring writing instrument.
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 8 The Art and Science of Hand Spinning Baroness Isarna This is a discussion class covering as much of hand spinning as possible. During the class, the following sub-topics will be covered: fibers, tools, techniques, and why there's an obsession with Z and S twist. These topics will be discussed in relation to each other and the cultures in which specific aspects are prevalent. Students are encouraged to bring spinning tools and fiber. However, the focus will be on the impact of spinning on history rather than the practical aspect.
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 16 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
1.5 A&S 18 Recreating Early Period Breads Mistress Rosemounde of Mercia Lecture and discussion on making breads from cultures before the medieval period. Learn about the history, techniques, and breads of pre-1066 cultures including the Roman Empire and its provinces, Scandanavia, and Anglo-Saxon England. Free hand-out with recipes and bibliography.
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
1.0 Battlefield Loud Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10, at the Battlefield Loud Tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir .
08-07
13:00
2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) 1st-Century Roman Jewelry Crafting Marathon - CCt 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. Age 18+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-07
13:00
1.0 Dance Tent Contentezza D'Amore Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contentezza D'Amore, one of the most beautiful of the 16th-century balli! I will be teaching the version from Nobiltà di Dame, Signor Caroso's second book, wherein he corrects all the errors of his first; if you think you already know it, be warned! Dancers of all ages welcome. This is an advanced class.
08-07
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Candlemaking Family Point Learn how to make your own candle!
08-07
13:00
4.0 Games Tent Shatranj (Early Chess) Tournament Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre We will be hosting a tournament for Shatranj (Arabic and early-period chess), optionally using dice to speed play. You don't need to be present for the entire time; join late, leave early, or both. If you don't know the rules, we'll gladly teach them. No prior experience needed, but skill at chess does help. Prizes for the winner!
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
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Early Medieval Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo, see items from the 5th -11th centuries from Europe and the Middle East! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
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
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Care and Feeding of Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Discussion of weapon selection and maintenance. Recommended for MITs and new throwers.
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
13:30
2.0 Battlefield Heroic Champions (Armored and Rapier) Master Maximilian der Zauberer Armored – (1 Point)  Principal Crowns may not fight. Non-principal Royal Cousins are able to fight.  If an overall tie occurs in wins due to draws, the tie will be decided between tiebreaker champions of the East and Middle. Tiebreaker champions must be declared at or before the traditional Meeting of the Crowns following Opening Ceremonies. (This is the only case in which a fighter may be called on to fight more than once in the Armored Champions tournament.)  Format is one-on-one; weapons need not be matched.  Armored: 12 total fights (9 belted, 3 unbelted).  Double kills to be refought once only. If a double kill results, no points are awarded.  Alternate who chooses first. Whichever is ahead, chooses first fighter. If tied, the winner of a coin flip decides choice of electing the first armored or rapier. The other will choose the first from the other discipline. (Rapier traditionally pre-arranges this.) Rapier – (1 Point) ● 20 fighters from each side to participate in single combat. ● At least 3 bouts are Cut-and-Thrust. ● A minimum of 5 non–MOD fighters will be chosen to fight per side. ● No sitting Crowns from Principal Kingdoms may fight. ● Draws will be re-fought once. If a draw occurs twice, neither fighter wins. ● 1 point for the side that has won the most fights. ● If an overall tie occurs due to draws, a tie will be decided between tiebreaker champions of the East and Middle. Tiebreaker champions must be declared at or before the traditional Meeting of the Crowns following Opening Ceremonies. (This is the only case in which a fighter may be called on to fight more than once in the Rapier Champions tournament.)
08-07
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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
1.0 A&S 7 Rise of the Mongolian Empire and Europe in 13th C Igor of Northshield Rise of Mongolian Empire and its direct and indirect impacts on the political and military situation in "larger" Europe in 13th century. Class 1 of 3.
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 A&S 20 Creating Clothes, Not Costumes Lady Bronwen Elvina Ni h-Odhrain How to feel comfortable in garb.
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
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Fifteenth-Century Italian Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn some of the simple and charming dances of the Italian Renaissance! Amoroso, Petit Vriens, Rostibolli and Anello are all options depending on numbers!
08-07
14:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: White Vine Painting Family Point Learn to paint in the white vine style!
08-07
14:00
1.5 Performing Arts Tent i Sebastiani Closed Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal: Traditional 16th-century Italian commedia dell'arte.
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
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
08-07
14:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Afternoon Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
08-07
14:30
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.
08-07
14:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Heckler's Tourney Thrown Weapons Staff Can you throw while being distracted by the tournament spectators? Come throw in this tournament to heckle and be heckled.
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
2.0 A&S 4 Warring States Beads: Discussion and Hands-On Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville A discussion on what Chinese Warring State beads are from simple to elaborate. Attendees will attempt to make their own beads. If you like dots on beads, then this is the class for you. Previous bead-making experience required. Age 18+.
08-07
15:00
2.0 A&S 6 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
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
1.0 A&S 19 Basic Headcovers for Pennsic Lady Bronwen Elvina Ni h-Odhrain How to stay comfortable and complete a look at Pennsic.
08-07
15:00
4.0 Battlefield Loud Bards and Dancers: Pennsic Pileathon! Lord 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. We're playing every song from the 2019 version, revision E - https://pennsicdance.aands.org/pennsic48/Pennsic-Pile-2019E.pdf (download now. Some Pennsic Piles will be available for musicians.) Playing happens 3-7 pm, Sun 8/7 & Mon 8/8, in the Tent of Loudness on the battlefield. You might also find the Pennsic Pile fakebook useful to prepare: http://thedancingmaster.net/sca_dance_fakebook.pdf - Spotify Playlist (incomplete): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/33NuStoPF7Ueix6NeFDt4h?si=mhQibWJATe-6mUb6MaOnfQ - Reddit thread - https://www.reddit.com/r/sca/comments/tvl09f/bards_pennsic_pileon/ - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bardicarts/permalink/2575177915949272/ ...and... https://www.facebook.com/PennsicDance/posts/8039806112726172 Musician pack list: chair or stool, instrument stand, music stand, clothespins for sheet music, pencil, a clip-on light for the stand, tuner, strap, food, beverages. Dancer pack list: food, beverages, your own bad self.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Mimed Bransles Lady Rebecca da Firenze Never danced before? No problem! This class will start with basic steps and patterns, and then introduce you to fun bransles from 16th-century France. Planned dances include Washerwoman's Bransle, Peas Bransle and probably Horses' Bransle!
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
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 East Kingdom Day: Kites Family Point Create a medieval kite and learn to fly it!
08-07
15:00
6.0 Fort Deep Thoughts with Sir William Sir William MacCrimmon A mixer for Chivalry and anyone else who might drop by to talk.
08-07
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Italian Renaissance Glass Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 14th-16th centuries in the Italian style! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-07
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets. Age 18+.
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
1.0 A&S 7 The 6th-Century Plague Lady Arastorm “The Plague of Justinian”, the first appearance of the Bubonic Plague, arrived in Alexandria in 541 CE, reaching Constantinople the next year and killing an estimated 90% of its occupants. It spread across the entire Mediterranean world, hitting ports first, and then moving inland. Yersinia Pestis changed the history of Europe, returning in waves, until it disappeared around 750 CE. Many are familiar with the "Black Death" of the 14th century, but the 5th-century plague may be more fascinating.
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 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-07
16:00
2.0 Rune Stone Park Lord Ramirez' Unofficial Cigar Social Lord Anibal Ramirez The Unofficial Pennsic Cigar Social will be held Sunday, Aug 7th, from 4-6 pm in Runestone Park. So for the Cigar Aficionados amongst us, bring your cigars, a chair, and a drink, and meet your fellow attendees at Pennsic in friendship and fellowship, learn about different groups attending, share War stories, and generally be excellent to one another. I hope I will see you there. Age 21+.
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
2.0 Archery Archery Champions' Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Everyone who wishes to try out for the Archery Champions' teams is welcome and encouraged to attend. Yes, you are good enough to try out!
08-07
17:00
1.0 Archery Tent Archery Marshals Meeting Master Godric of Hamtun All Archery Marshals are required to attend one meeting.
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
17:30
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
18:00
3.0 A&S 4 Open Torch Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville Open torch time is time for those who have made beads in the past to practice their skills, or you can ask a teacher to help you learn a new skill. Age 18+.
08-07
18:00
3.0 Battlefield East Known World Helgaball Tournament Master Ullliam (Liam) MacantSaoir Helga Ball is a ladies-only sport based on a Viking game.The game, also known as "Cabbage Ball", is played with teams of 5 or 6 players. The game itself is played with a head of cabbage as the ball. This event at Pennsic will be a benefit for Paladin's Pantry. We will be accepting donations of paper and hygiene products for poor and food-insecure families in the Portersville area (the town where Pennsic take place). Games will take place on the Battlefield (exact location will be posted soon). The Organizers for the Tournament are Baroness Constance Gly Dwr, Maighstir Liam MacantSaoir and Clan Crann Bethadh. To Play: - Organize a team of 5-10 women. (Having substitutions is a good thing.) - Each player must be over 18. - Each team member should bring one or more paper or hygiene product for donation. (No monetary donations.) - Points are scored by getting a cabbage through/past your opponent's goalposts. Two members of the Chivalry (or squires) shall serve as stationary goal posts for each goal. - All players must wear a dress. (Viking garb encouraged, but not required.) - Players are encouraged to wear do-rags, heavy shoes/boots. - Players may kick or dribble the cabbage with their feet, but may not touch the cabbage with their hands or use hands to pick up the cabbage. - Players may scoop the cabbage up in a skirt, apron, or do-rag, and move the cabbage on the field. - Tackling is not allowed; however, "Group Hugs" are legal. - Goalposts shall signal a "score" by raising one arm and yelling either "Helga Ball!!" or "Olga ball!" to identify the scoring team.
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 - CCt Baroness Ginevra Fiammetta di Silvestri For those interested in volunteering to help with the Roman Bacchanal (held on Monday, August 8th, at 8 pm). Help needed with set-up, food and drink service, ID checks, hand-washing, voice heraldry, entertainment, Royal liaisons, and more. All volunteers will receive 2 coins good for entry to the Bacchanal. Age 18+ only. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-07
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 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
5.0 Fort Duke Konrad's Mixer Duke Konrad It's a mixer for Chiv and others who might stop by.
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
19:30
3.0 Herald's Point Known World Heralds Meet-and-Greet Mistress Alzbeta Michalik A gathering for heralds and friends at Heralds' Point. All are welcome!
08-07
20:00
3.0 Midrealm Royal (W01) Meet-and-Greet: Newcomers Gathering Thl Seonaid inghean Ghriogair Their Royal Majesties Midrealm invite all newcomers (of all ages) to join them for a "Meet-and-Greet" at Midrealm Royal.
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
3.0 Dance Tent Homecoming Ball Mistress Nicolosa d'Isenfir The Atlantian Academie of Dance welcomes you home with dances from across Europe and across skill levels. Remember the fun of putting on your finest attire, jiving to your favorite songs, and dancing the night away!
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
07:00
3.0 Archery Archery Practice Class Baron THL Cristofanus Castellani This class is intended to provide a safe space to improve your form and craft, emphasizing appropriate interactions between teacher and student.
08-08
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Recovery for All Lady Gráinne MacCleud 12-step meetings for those who "trudge the Road of Happy Destiny" within any program.
08-08
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
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
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-08
08:00
1.0 The Rock Top Bookshop and Bindery (63 or regular space if number has changed.) Merchanting 101: Roundtable Lady Gwyneth So you want to be a merchant! Roundtable for those merchants with experience and those just entering the trade. Swapping of ideas, information, suggestions, and answering any questions to the best of our ability. Please bring chairs if possible. If the weather is nice, it will be in the patio area. If not, we will use the Book Wagon.
08-08
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
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
2.0 A&S 2 Goldwork Sampler Thl Alison Wodehalle Over three sessions, we will discuss the use of metal thread embroidery in European embroideries of the Middle Ages. We will learn more about the types of metal thread used, what the various threads were, and how to use them. Over the three classes, we will explore types of padding for goldwork and make a sampler of stitches to keep so you can use it as a reference. We will be using real metal thread, a good quality linen for the ground fabric, and silk threads. This class will be taught in three parts. Students are welcome to attend any of the classes, but each class will work on different techniques. I will have at least 12, probably more, kits. Kits: $20.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Shogi: Japanese 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
2.0 A&S 6 13th- and 14th-Century Nalbinding Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter An introduction to what is known about nalbinding worldwide in the 13th and 14th centuries. While often thought of as a Viking Era craft, nalbinding is practiced worldwide and we have quite a few extant objects from the 13th and 14th centuries worldwide. We will take a look at some of those artifacts, talk about the various stitches used, and practice some basic stitches. This is not thumb-tensioned nalbinding. While we do have examples of compound variants, we will be practicing simple looping variants. A limited number of handouts and supplies will be available. Supplies will be a #13 tapestry needle and some fingering weight yarn.
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
2.0 A&S 11 Anglo-Saxon Ring Pouch Mistress Kaleeb the Green Eyed Create the only pouch an Anglo-Saxon woman would ever want or need, using period supplies and sewing techniques. Masking required.
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
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: War Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 15 Egyptian Nalbinding Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid Isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. The first hour is discussion of extant pieces (mainly socks) from 4th-6th century Egypt including variations in stitch type and construction methods. This will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice. Limited number of needles will be available for attendees or you can bring your own blunt yarn needle.
08-08
09:00
1.5 A&S 16 Medieval Virtues as Persona Development Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig Virtues, as characteristics of behavior and attitudes, were greatly lauded by medieval writers, across multiple faith and cultural traditions. This class explores how these virtues (and possibly vices) may provide modern-day medieval recreationists with another source to develop personas as performative elements in the SCA. What do Eddas tell us about Viking virtues? Does Maimonedes help us in developing Jewish personas? How do we view the writings of the Church Fathers to better portray who we want to be in the SCA?
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 17 Pattern 15-16-C Bodices; Use Duct-Tape Body Double Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Finding late-period clothing hard to pattern? We'll be constructing a duct-tape body double (in pairs) and using that to pattern a bodice for a 15th- or 16th-century gown. BYO 30-50 yd roll of duct tape, a t-shirt you don't mind cutting to pieces, and two paper grocery bags or similar pattern paper. (Limited materials available to purchase at cost). A second companion class will be offered on how to take that bodice pattern and use it to make a gown.
08-08
09:00
2.0 A&S 18 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. Note: A description of butchering will be included.
08-08
09:00
1.0 A&S 19 Pennsic Homes, Part 1: Wagon Homes Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh A What-You-Need-to-Consider class: Do you want something that looks like an in-period house? Or a period wagon/coach? Stays at Pennsic (do you know the Pennsic Regs?) or a wagon to take to other events? Brief history of period carts and wagon. Adaptations to make it a livable-for-us today. Includes some of my available resources. Also, why these are or are not out-of-period "Gypsy" vardos.
08-08
09:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Morning Family Point Join the Kingdom of Æthelmearc for a morning of activities. Specific activities and times will be announced.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 How to Train Your Dragon for Youth Family Point Join our youth instructor to learn all about the dragons in "How to Train Your Dragon". Best suited for 12 and under.
08-08
09:00
0.75 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Instrumental Youth Consort Thl Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Consort 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. The Consort will be led by THL Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is also a music teacher in modern life. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week, though PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting THL Cynthia.
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
09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Baroness Wentlyanna Bengrek All youth between 6 and 17 are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Instruction and games will vary by day.
08-08
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace War Point: Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Support your kingdom by throwing to add points to the Thrown Weapons War Point! Anyone is welcome, no experience necessary!
08-08
09:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT: Part 2 Thrown Weapons Staff Learn the SCA rules and guidelines to be a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Parts 1 & 2 required with on-the-range training and written test on Friday.
08-08
09:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Throwing for the Physically Challenged Thrown Weapons Staff Throwing techniques and accommodations for those with physical challenges.
08-08
09:30
7.0 Ansteorra royal (N06) Viking Arm Bands and Stamping Tools: Make-and-Take Master Haraldr Bassi Students will make a Viking arm band ($2) and/or their own stamp tools ($5-10), using stamping techniques based upon styles found in the Cuerdale Horde. Expect 4 hrs to make a tool, 1+ hrs to make arm bands. Students may come and go as needed to work around other commitments and may come back during other sessions if needed.
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 Æthelmearc 1 Blackletter: Make It Better Lady Alyssa Of Foxvale What makes blackletter calligraphy a blackletter, and how not to ruin it? We will review principles of blackletter, common mistakes, and find points of interest in various kinds of blackletter used in manuscripts. If you tried blackletter but have not enjoyed the result, please join us at this class. If you have not tried it but want to start it right way, come and get some experience. Practice! Some pens are available, but better to bring your own tools.
08-08
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc 3 All Day Drop in Scribal Workshops Mistress Liadhain Drop in any time to see what's going on with calligraphy and illumination classes; different every day, check back often.
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
2.0 A&S 3 Writing a Sonnet Mistress Dorigen of the Grey Gate An overview of the form and a group exercise in writing a sonnet.The sonnet is a versatile building block for period poetry. We will examine the history and examples of the form and work on a group effort at sonnet writing.
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 7 A Guide to Retaining Lady Nasira al-Safiya Bint Ivaz "A Guide to Retaining" is a newcomer-appropriate and beginner-level class focused on the basics of retaining behavior and royal protocol. This class will go in-depth to cover different protocols of different kingdoms in order to provide a comfortable foundation for newcomers and beginners in order to start retaining. This class is best suited for people who have never retained before or newcomers to the SCA looking to get involved and know more people. All experience and age levels are welcome and this class will be taught with a discussion-based lecture.
08-08
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.
08-08
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
1.5 A&S 19 Research in the SCA: Method and Theory Thl Cassiano da Castello Taught by a trained and experienced archaeologist, this class is aimed at those who are looking for new ways to tackle SCA research or want to add a new dimension to their historical background documentation. It breaks down some common methods and theories of historical and archaeological research by presenting four different sets of questions you can ask of your research project, as well as examples to practice on. It also covers some of the common pitfalls of following rabbit holes and knowing when it’s time to turn back and go in a new direction. Handouts are limited, but the class is available via recording on YouTube in full.
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
2.0 Atlantian Royal Encampment (N40) Preparing Retted Flax for Spinning Mistress Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn Having retted our flax in Muddy Creek during Peace Week, we will now prepare it for spinning. Everyone will get hands-on experience at breaking flax, scutching it to get the plant material off the fibers, and hackling it to separate the long flax fibers from the shorter tow.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Battlefield Armored Town Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer  60 min, unlimited resurrection battle.  Time checks at 20, 40, and 60 min (+/- 2 min). Exact time check to be determined by the marshal before the battle begins. Combatants will not be made aware of the exact times.  7 total banners (flip sticks). Each banner will be placed in the middle of a building. Control of majority of banners at time check will be awarded a point.  CA and Siege will be allowed throughout. Cannot fire through walls. No gleaning. Siege starts at 50 feet and may move up 10 feet to within 40’ of the nearest building.  Rez/start line will be 50 feet from the edge of nearest building.  Holds are local to buildings and do not stop time. Medical holds are general and will stop time.  Any disputed buildings/banners at the final time check will be fought to the last man regardless which side has flipped the banner. Only fighters in the buildings will fight it out.  Each building will have 2 doors ( 9 feet wide). The “cathedral” in the center will have 4 doors. Doors will be marked with double bales. Buildings are 1 bale high. No fighting over bales.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Fingerloop Braiding for Youth Family Point Come learn to fingerloop braid! Best for those 5-10.
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. Naran Noyon will have some thumb rings to try, but you must bring your own bows and arrows, preferably with no shelf or pistol grip, and arrows should be sufficiently long to accommodate the 2-4" extra of thumb draw. Age limit 18+.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc's Ladies' Rapier Tourney Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne Ladies' Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
08-08
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 3 Cut-and-Thrust Sword and Buckler Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia A multi-round tournament where victory conditions will change each round. Swords must be under 40” blade length. Shields must be under 20” in any dimension and held by one hand— no straps. No other weapons or parrying devices will be permitted. In each round, fencers will find an opponent they have not fought yet, fight 3 passes, and report the number of wins for each fencer to the list minister. Fencers will confer on calibration before each match. The conditions for a “win” will change each round. Some examples of conditions are these: Standard SCA rules, acting out all wounds. Doubles are not refought; they count as a loss for both fencers. Each pass is fought to “First Blood”; doubles are doubles even if it’s an arm/leg. A win only counts if the victorious fencer receives no wounds. Must disable your opponent without a lethal blow. Fechtschule rules: only cuts to the head count. Cuts that land anywhere else are ignored. A thrust that lands anywhere is an immediate win for the wounded fencer. ”Old Town of Prague” rules: fencers win a pass only with a “higher hit” than the last, “because the higher hit is always more valid than the lower one.” Doubles should also be resolved in this manner. We will have a final elimination round if there is time and interest. (We have a hard-stop for the Pirate Battle war point.) Otherwise, the fencer with the most “wins” will be named the victor of the tournament.
08-08
10:00
1.0 Red Range Youth Archery Golf Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Everyone will start at the first hole (target). You have to make it in the hole to advance to the next hole. There will be a total of five holes (targets).
08-08
10:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Bear Pit Thrown Weapons Staff This is a test of stamina and a series of head-to-head tournaments. You will receive a point for every match you take part in, and another point for each that you win. The rest of the rules will be read at the range.
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
10:30
3.0 Guild Mirandola Glass Gilding: Verre Églomisé Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Glass gilding, or verre églomisé, was used in Roman antiquity and reached great popularity in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was incorporated into reliquaries, furniture, and objects d'art. Create a small glass gilded work using the églomisé water gilding technique. Hands-on!
08-08
11:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Squashed Bug: History and Practical Mistress Philomene de Lys This class will be delving into the history of Squashed Bug and how it evolved, as well as what actually makes an illumination qualify as Squashed Bug. Following the lecture will be a hands-on of creating some objects in 3-D and showing techniques for making them pop off the page on the scrolls.
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
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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11:00
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
11:00
2.0 A&S 4 Lampwork Glass Bead Making: Safety and Basic Beads Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Before jumping into the fire: what you need for a basis work area and safety measures will be discussed to keep yourself and your work area safe. Basic shapes will be demonstrated and you will have time to practice them. There are many types of tools that can be used to shape or rake hot glass. Various household items will be used as well as graphite molds and paddles. Age 18+.
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
0.75 A&S 6 Weaving Oseberg 34D: Tips and Tricks Thl Svana Vefari Have you considered taking on the challenge of weaving Oseberg 34D and feel a little intimidated? Bente Skogsaas's book on Oseberg 34D is a wonderful place to start, but perhaps you're still looking for further advice and/or clarification on the techniques used to create this challenging tablet-woven band. This is not a step-by-step tutorial, but rather advice, guidance, and tips on how to tackle 34D successfully. It's also a wonderful opportunity to "nerd-out" over tablet weaving! Some prior knowledge of tablet weaving is helpful but not required.
08-08
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1.0 A&S 7 Learn to Spin Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie Focusing on the park-and-draft method, we’ll walk through the basics of how to spin wool into yarn. This is intended for people who have never spun before, or people who need a refresher for that spindle they bought three years ago and never quite figured out. We will focus on basic spinning techniques, not necessarily period techniques. Spindle and fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring any spinning implement or fiber you may already possess.
08-08
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
1.5 A&S 10 Totally Not Authentic Painted "Stained Glass" Lady Megan na Cliath Liogh Have you wandered Pennsic at night and seen cool, glowing paintings? You can create those too. There are cheap and not-so-cheap paints available and techniques to create unbreakable, portable "stained glass" for whatever effect you want. We will briefly discuss actual stained glass from period; actual experts are welcome to contribute knowledge! Then we will go over the easiest way I have found to create this artwork and bring it to Pennsic. If all the gods smile on us, there will be the opportunity to get hands on and make a suncatcher you can roll up and put in your pocket.
08-08
11:00
3.0 A&S 11 Wood Block Stamping and Stenciling on Fabric Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville Using woodblock stamps to print on fabric is hundreds of years old and is period for the SCA time frame. The handout will include a timeline and detailed instructions on how to print on fabric. This is a hands-on class. Come on out and learn how to enhance anything that is fabric.
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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 15 Nalbinding: Round Start Gateway to Hats & Mittens Mistress Emer von Atzinger Intermediate level. Must know at least one nalbinding stitch. Learn the round start which can be used for mittens, hats and bags.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 16 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!”
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11:00
1.0 A&S 18 East Kingdom Soothsayers’ Guild Meeting Lady Arastorm Meeting for current and potential guild-members of the EK Soothsayers' Guild. If you scry, see, dowse, cast, foretell or otherwise say the sooth, come meet the other members. We want to find out who's in the different regions. Come ask questions if you've never heard of it before.
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
1.0 Black Mountain Clothiers (31) Introduction to Mongol Clothing and Economy Hideg Magda Attention, pirates, adventurers, stolen maidens, alluring dancers, and worldly travelers. You, yes you, should consider a Mongol persona! This introductory class will provide an overview of the society and raiments of a culture that has everything you’ve been missing. Includes, but is not limited to, ridiculous boots, decadent fabrics, ostentatious vibes, functional clothing, and much more.
08-08
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1.0 Dance Tent Galliards with Gregory Gregory Blount The galliard is an aerobic 16th-century, pan-European dance. We will learn a different basic step and intermediate step each day.
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1.5 Games Tent Period Card Games: Karnoffel Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this oldest identifiable European card game (1426 reference).
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11:00
1.0 Gold Range The Tingu Novelty Shoot Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto The Tingu is a mythical creature that lives in the hills above Kyoto. It is menacing your village and must be dispatched, but beware, it will spin to avoid being shot!
08-08
11:00
1.0 Red Range Balloon Pop (Youth Shoot) Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Archers will shoot at balloons. Some will be filled with water and food coloring. Each balloon equals one point but if you pop the one that has the water in it, it’s a 3-point balloon.
08-08
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Target Construction Thrown Weapons Staff Covers the design of throwing targets. Target-round and wall-style targets demonstrated. Recommended for new throwers and Marshals in Training.
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
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: Rehabilitating to Retiring Problematic Works: Sometimes a piece is fine when it's written. As time passes, the ideas or individual words it contains can have their meanings changed to something now considered unacceptable. Perhaps the performers themselves are not the same persons they once were. What to do with such works? Can they be reclaimed or adapted back to acceptability? Or is it necessary to leave them in the notebook of lost years?
08-08
12:00
1.0 A&S 12 Itty Bitty Cartridge Pleats Thl Fede di Fiore This class covers the basics of cartridge pleating and its application to under garment construction. Students will be provided with a piece of linen, thread and needle and will be taught how to achieve the near perfect, extremely tiny catridge pleats exemplified by 15th and 16th century undergarments.
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1.0 A&S 17 Design/Pattern a 15-16-C Gown from Bodice Pattern Thl Beatrice Domenici dellaCampana Finding late-period clothing hard to pattern? Having constructed a bodice pattern from a duct-tape body double (in the first class in this two-part series), or taking a bodice pattern from another source, we'll now discuss how to take that bodice and use it to design and pattern various 15th- and 16th-century gowns. We'll particularly be looking at the similarities in design and fit between late 15-C- early-16 C Italian, 16-C Flemish, and 16c-German gowns. Attendance at the first class useful but not necessary for attendance at this class.
08-08
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent Advanced Dance: Fia Guilemina for Four Countess Judith de Northumbria This delightful passion play for four people represents one of the most challenging, yet gratifying dances of the 15th century. Test your mettle!
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12:00
5.0 Fiber Arts Pavillion (Atlantia Royal easment) Baaaaa to Bags Mistress Vivian de Dunbar Starting with a cleaned fleece we will card, spin and weave a finished bag for you to take. Please bring your own tools. Fleece will be provided (but feel free to bring your own fleece too if you like).
08-08
12:00
4.0 Great Hall Barter Town Meet-Up Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich On Monday, August 8th, members and friends of the SCA Medieval Barter Town will meet up at the Great Hall to swap items. We trade and re-purpose items without the exchange of money. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to come and find new treasures! Set up is at 12 pm (noon) to 12:30 pm and break down is from 3:30 pm to 4 pm with bartering occurring from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm. Remember, no selling is allowed! Please sign in when you come in and there will be 1 table and 1 chair allotted per person. Please bring extra chairs if you would like them.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Hobbitronics (#7 bow road) Sewing with a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen So you bought a silk sari. Now what do you do with it? The how and why of using silk saris to make your garb.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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.
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12:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 The Tadcaster Militia Gauntlet Arcade Extravaganza Lord Eldrich Gaiman The Tadcaster Militia presents the Amazing and Wonderful Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet and Tournament! Win fabulous tickets and also prizes! Fencers will face a gauntlet of bouts against members of the Tadcaster Militia. Victories will earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes. You might win a freezy-pop, but you'll definitely enjoy it!
08-08
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1.0 Red Range 4 Square (Youth Shoot) Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Each player has to try to get one arrow in each square and we do 3 rounds.
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12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Fair and Fun Thrown Weapons Tournament: Discussion Thrown Weapons Staff Recommended for Marshals in Training or any others likely to find themselves running a TW tournament. People who have run tournaments before are encouraged to come and share their successes and failures.
08-08
12:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Learn to Throw Spear and Axe: Beginner Level Thl Trystan der Fackeltrager We will demonstrate different strategies for hurling the axe and the spear with accuracy. Great strength not required! Learn traditional techniques. Closed toe-shoes required.
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 Æthelmearc 1 Æthelmearc Scribal Tea Mistress Roberta McMorland Meet-and-Greet for Æthelmearc Scribes and any other scribes that wish to attend.
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13:00
3.0 Æthelmearc 2 Æthelmearc Scribal Tea Mistress Roberta McMorland Meet-and-greet for Æthelmearc scribes and any other scribes that wish to attend. Monday, August 8, 1-3 pm.
08-08
13:00
1.5 Amphitheater i Sebastiani Closed Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Rehearsal: Traditional 16th-century Italian commedia dell'arte.
08-08
13:00
2.0 Armored List Red Dwarves vs. Giants Master Cariadoc This is a series of combats, melées and insults between fighters five and a half feet and under and fighters six and a quarter feet and over.
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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 6 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 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
1.0 A&S 12 Pennsic Memorial Ship: Past and Future Fred Blonder In 1999, Garwig der Waffenschmidt began the tradition of burning a replica of a Viking Longship on the lake at the end of each Pennsic, as a memorial to friends and family who have died in the preceding year. Over time this tradition has grown. I will review the history of the tradition, and hope to recruit additional volunteers to assist at this year’s ceremony. In addition to assisting at the ceremony itself, we would like to have someone tend the ship and assist people who come to paint shields. Since there has been a large gap since the last such ceremony, this year’s may be unusually large, requiring more work.
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
2.0 A&S 17 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.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 18 Women's Power in the Ottoman Imperial Harem Lady Gulsah al-Zakiyya Women in the Ottoman Imperial harem were far from the helpless sex slaves that the Western world portrays them. Come learn the whole story about these amazing women and their power, sovereignty and education. Please note, this class will discuss sex and similar topics. Please use your judgement when deciding if your minor should attend.
08-08
13:00
1.0 A&S 19 An Introduction to Sweets in the Medieval Period Lady Keara Caitlin MacLeod An overview of candies and sweeteners in cooking and medicinal use. We will look at different cultures and time periods. Recipes included.
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 Battlefield Loud Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10, at the Battlefield Loud Tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir .
08-08
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3.0 Family Point Tent 1 Æthelmearc Afternoon Family Point Join the Kingdom of Æthelmearc for an afternoon of fun activities. Specific activities and times will be announced.
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13:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Making Simple Stuffed Dolls For Youth Family Point (YouthU: 10-17) Learn a basic running stitch or blanket stitch. Youth will be able to make and take a simple doll or stuffed animal.
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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
1.5 Gryphon's Tea (D2 (old Cafe Merhaba location)) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales. Age 18+.
08-08
13:00
1.0 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Beyond the Cloth: Persona Glassware, Early Period Mistress Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of glass vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from ancient times through the Middle Ages, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available. Join us again at 3:00 pm for a live, narrated demonstration of the making of an Early Period drinking vessel by Master Ali (Arab Boy)!
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
1.0 Red Range Dice Ground Targets (Youth Shoot) Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Dice will be laid on the ground and players have to shoot the dice. Player with the highest score will win.
08-08
13:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range (Thrown Weapons Range) Blue Feather Rainbow Fling Thrown Weapons Staff Tournament is open to all members of the greater LGBT community regardless of throwing experience. The tournament will have an advanced as well as a beginner category to include everyone. The focus will be on fun and community building, but bring your competitive spirit as well.
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
13:00
1.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Marshal Collegium: Armor Mistress Eikaterine tis Elliniki Come talk about proper armor inspections on the list field, what tools and resources are useful to have on hand when running a list. Exchange in a roundtable format some quick on-the-spot armor fixes to make stuff legal so kids can fight! This class serves as one of a 5-part training series to learn how to become a Heavy List Youth Marshal in the SCA. Come join us!
08-08
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-08
14:00
1.0 A&S 3 Here Comes the Sun Lord Jon Chesey This class gives a qualitative understanding of how the geocentric model of the sun functions and then explores how it may be used to quantitatively predict the position of the sun on a given date using a solar model updated for present day. We will then explore the astrological implications of the solar position.
08-08
14:00
3.0 A&S 4 Introduction to Cloisonné Enameling Thl Li Xia Hands on, introductory class to glass enameling on copper. Please bring a design suitable for a 1" square or circular token. No age restrictions, but this class involves flame. The instructor reserves the right to refuse anyone who demonstrates they cannot respect everyone's safety. Under age participants must have a responsible adult within audible and visual range of the tent at all times.
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 6 Wildly Weedy Herbs Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in learning how to spot some of the herbs known to our medieval and Renaissance forebears that have escaped and become weeds here? Were they weeds originally? How are they/were they used? We'll cover probably 20 herbal invaders. Instructor will strive to bring examples of most, if not all, plants to handle.
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
2.0 A&S 11 Painting a Floorcloth Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville Learn how to use stencils to paint a ground cloth that can be used inside your tent or outside. Ground cloths can help you make your tent, encampment, or your indoor presence look awesome!
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.
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1.0 Battlefield Rapier Pirate Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer Theming: Pirates are sacking the port town! The residents are defending their treasures. After 30 minutes or after retrieving 6 treasure chests, the pirates sail away. Eastern Army ship shall be named the Iron Sky. :) Scenario Rules: ● This scenario consists of two 30-minute unlimited resurrection battles. One side will attack, while the other defends. After victory conditions are met OR 30 minutes have passed, there will be a 10-minute break and the armies will switch roles. ● The pirates must start on their Pirate Ship (inside the fort). Defenders must start at or behind the first row of chests (at least 60 feet from the attacker’s rez point). ● Unlimited resurrections. The Pirates must return to the gangplank of their ship to resurrect. Defenders must resurrect at the barracks. ● The pirates must retrieve the chests of treasure located within the town and bring them back to their ship. ○ There are 6 chests on the field as indicated on the map. ○ Defenders may not move the chests. ○ Pirates cannot run while carrying a chest. ○ Chests can only be lifted and carried with an open hand by 4 able-bodied pirates. If a fighter is carrying two weapons, they may gather them in their other hand, but if they do this, they may not fight while carrying the chest. If any person carrying a chest is killed, armed, or legged, the chest is set down and may only be picked up when there are 4 able-bodied pirates in position. (# of pirates to carry chest may be dropped at Beer and Brats.) Scoring: ● A chest is scorable when it passes the threshold of the ship (delineated by the doors to the Fort). This is PAST the Pirates’ rez points. ● The Pirates can score up to one point per chest. ● It is possible for both armies to end with the same number of points. General Rules: ● Death from behind and knee-walking are allowed. ● No rapier spears are allowed. ● RUBBER BAND GUNS: ○ Each pirate may carry one gun, and each gun is limited to one shot. In other words, each pirate is limited to one shot. ○ Sharing guns or carrying more than one piece of ammunition will be considered cheating and offenders will be removed from the field immediately. ○ May not be shot through walls. ○ Shots may be parried; if a weapon or parrying device is hit, the shot does not damage the weapon or device. (This is to prevent confusion or arguments on the field, as it can be very hard to know if a rubber band gun ammo has hit something that is being carried.) ○ No ammo gleaning is permitted.
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1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Lady Maggie Bakestre Suitable for beginners, we will learn 3-4 awesome English Country Dances. We will start with basic steps and then my first favorite dance, Rufty Tufty. Additional dance choices will be dependent on the number of participants.
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
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14:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Who Said You Can't Sing? (They Were Wrong) Thl Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes In this beginning- to intermediate-level singing class, led by this year’s Youth Choir Director, we will practice techniques for healthy and pleasing vocal production. Warmups, repertoire and exercises to strengthen solo and group singing will be taught. Open to adults and youth 12+.
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
14:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Advanced Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Focuses on advanced throwing technique for more experienced throwers.
08-08
14:00
1.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Marshal Collegium: Weapons Mistress Eikaterine tis Elliniki Come learn how to make youth combat weapons suitable for different ages of fighters. Materials available at cost to make your own.
08-08
14:30
1.5 Guild Mirandola The History of Color: Period Pigments and Paints Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Learn the histories, methods, and uses of natural pigments such as malachite, lapis, ochre, and cochineal, and binders such as glair, rabbits skin glue, egg yolk, and gum arabic. Lots of authentic materials will be available to look, touch, and learn.
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 3 Christianity and Astronomy in the Medieval Period Lord Jon Chesey Popular history often teaches that the Christian Church was antagonistic to astronomy. In contrast, many Christian apologists claim that religion inspired astronomers. This class explores the relationship between astronomy and the Church in depth.
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
1.0 A&S 12 Historical versus Modern Homebrewing Thl Vindiorix Ordovix Interested in historical brewing techniques? Curious about the EK Brewer's Guild paneling rubric? Discussion. Examples. Some samples? Age 21+.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 13 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.
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 16 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point: Judges' Training Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano Rubric review-and-answer session for A&S War Point Judges that have not been able to make the previously scheduled online trainings.
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15:00
2.0 A&S 17 North African and Turkish Coffee Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora "Coffee," from the Arabic word qahwah, became popular in the Maghreb by the 16th century. From beans to cup, we will roast green coffee beans together, then learn the techniques you need to make the perfect brew. We will look at bunna, Ethiopian coffee, for comparison. Come thirsty! There is an option to go home with the tools you need to make coffee, as I will have 20 kits available (approx. $30).
08-08
15:00
1.0 A&S 18 Beginner Tarot Reading Anaya Renarde Brief discussion of the historical context of tarot. Focus of the class will be on learning tricks to quickly learn to read the cards for divination.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 20 How to Choose Your Name and Heraldry Lady ​ Þórý Veðardóttir An overview of choosing your persona's name and culture (20%), as well as an in-depth explanation of how heraldry works (80%). This class uses plain English and can be understood by non-heralds. It explains color theory, design elements, conflict, and some of the specific things not allowed in heraldry. After this class, you should be able to walk into Herald's Point what a good idea of your design, and enough knowledge of how to change it if there is a conflict.
08-08
15:00
4.0 Battlefield Loud Bards and Dancers: Pennsic Pileathon! Lord 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. We're playing every song from the 2019 version, revision E - https://pennsicdance.aands.org/pennsic48/Pennsic-Pile-2019E.pdf (download now. Some Pennsic Piles will be available for musicians.) Playing happens 3-7 pm, Sun 8/7 & Mon 8/8, in the Tent of Loudness on the battlefield. You might also find the Pennsic Pile fakebook useful to prepare: http://thedancingmaster.net/sca_dance_fakebook.pdf - Spotify Playlist (incomplete): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/33NuStoPF7Ueix6NeFDt4h?si=mhQibWJATe-6mUb6MaOnfQ - Reddit thread - https://www.reddit.com/r/sca/comments/tvl09f/bards_pennsic_pileon/ - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bardicarts/permalink/2575177915949272/ ...and... https://www.facebook.com/PennsicDance/posts/8039806112726172 Musician pack list: chair or stool, instrument stand, music stand, clothespins for sheet music, pencil, a clip-on light for the stand, tuner, strap, food, beverages. Dancer pack list: food, beverages, your own bad self.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Measures Thl Henry of Maldon A suite of dances for beginners: the basic dance syllabus of the later Elizabethan English gentry.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Uke Can Do It! For Teens Family Point Bring your ukulele and come ready to learn the chords for some SCA appropriate songs. All participants will get a copy of the song book with song lyrics and chords for all of the songs covered in this class.
08-08
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Roman Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 1st to the 5th centuries, from across the Roman Empire! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal. Age 18+.
08-08
15:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis It has been 2 years! Dust off that darbuka. Polish that flute. Clean that clarinet. Let's get used to playing hafla classics together. Sheet music available for purchase or to borrow.
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 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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
15:00
1.0 Youth Combat List Youth Combat Marshal Collegium: Marshaling Mistress Eikaterine tis Elliniki How to become a marshal, responsibilities at each level, and how to build and grow your group.
08-08
15:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Axe Continuous-Throw Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff How many axes can you throw without missing? Single rotation throws until you miss.
08-08
16:00
2.0 Amphitheater "Whose Line: Improv War" Auditions Pennsic Performing Arts If you want to be part of the cast of "Whose Line: Improv Wars", 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
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 Dance Tent Ornaments in Arbeau's Dance Manual Gregory Blount Arbeau's dance manual Orchésographie, published in 1589, contains a lot more than just dances and steps: it has tons of ornaments, too! We'll look at what he says about them, and how they relate to other sources from other countries.
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 Games Tent Introduction to Shogi (Japanese Chess) Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre We'll teach the rules of Shogi or "Japanese Chess", describe a few historic variants, and have a chance to play a game. Teaching pieces will be available for use.
08-08
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
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
16:00
1.0 Youth Combat List Youth Marshal Meet-and-Greet Mistress Eikaterine tis Elliniki Come meet other SCA youth marshals of heavy list and fence and discuss current challenges, while sharing solutions. Also cool down with summer treats!
08-08
16:30
1.5 Guild Mirandola Byzantine Icons: Symbolism, Material, Theology Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola In-depth overview of origins, history, symbolism, and technique of the ancient art of Byzantine Icons. Co-led by Lady Dosalena and Lady Nichola Beese. Also offers historic background for two-part Egg Tempera class.
08-08
17:00
2.0 Archery Archery Champions' Practice Master Godric of Hamtun Everyone who wishes to try out for the Archery Champions' teams is welcome and encouraged to attend. Yes, you are good enough to try out!
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
2.0 A&S 4 Simple Murrine Bead Lady Magda van der Aa Create a simple murrine cane and use it to create a bead like those found at Birka, a Viking Age settlement. Intermediate skill level; should be comfortable forming a basic bead and have some experience pulling and working stringers. Beginners are welcome to audit.
08-08
17:00
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
17:00
1.5 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) Capoeira Yona Lee Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that originated in the 1600s in Brazil. It was developed by slaves from parts of Africa.
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 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Want to learn what they did with Tarot cards in period? Come learn to play Tarot, a trick taking card game using a 78-card deck.
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
18:00
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
18:00
1.0 Rune Stone Park Safety for Fire Performers Lord Kenneth the Glass Painter How to safely handle fire props and also how to keep other fire performers safe. We will also cover how to keep from burning down your camp. 18+
08-08
19:00
2.0 Amphitheater "Whose Line: Improv Wars" Pennsic Performing Arts The improv comedy show where two teams battle to entertain you! Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants selected from 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
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 T(w)een Lounge: 2nd Gen Hangout Family Point Ages 12-17. Open Hangout Night. Come hang out and chat with adults who grew up in the SCA, as well as with your fellow t(w)eens
08-08
19:00
3.0 Middle Eastern Tent Hafla: 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
19:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Tarl's Youth Polearm Tournament Thl Weasel Youth Bear Pit Tourney using only polearms.
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 - CCt 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-century 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! Age 18+ ID required. Requirements: 18+ (No entry without ID!) *Early Imperial Roman dress. *A coin (free!); there are only 300 available so get them while they last! *No photos or video permitted inside the camp. (We will have a designated photo area outside.) Coins may be found exclusively during Pennsic at *Courtesan Camp *Past Tyme Perfumery/Medieval Medallions *Prismatic Scales *Starlit Studio/Sinister Peacock Don't forget your mug! We will be accepting donations to help offset the costs of the party both in advance and during the festivities. To donate, visit our PayPal here: http://www.paypal.me/SCAKWC. (Please select “Friends & Family” when you donate so that we do not lose a portion of your generous support to fees.) Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-08
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Ermagerd's Tunes and Tales Ermagerd Ermagerd the Bard presents original and period songs and their backstories for your entercational edutainment. Come sing along!
08-08
21:00
4.0 Dance Tent The Contessa's Red and Gold Ball Countess Judith de Northumbria Join us for a fête in the style of the Dukes of Burgundy, themed Red and Gold. Many dances to be taught! Non-dancers welcome!
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
07:00
3.0 Archery Archery Practice Class Baron THL Cristofanus Castellani This class is intended to provide a safe space to improve your form and craft, emphasizing appropriate interactions between teacher and student.
08-09
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Substitute AA Class Anne Substitute/fill in AA class.
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
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-09
08:00
4.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Champions Master Maximilian der Zauberer Format: 15 vs 15 teams made up from the East, Middle, and Allies Passes: 15 head-to-head competitions. Description: Competitors will throw at a target 8’ tall and 4’ wide (one target for each thrower) marked with 9 circles of various sizes painted at different heights on each of the targets.  Distance will be minimum throwing distance for AE, (10’ for axe/knife and 20’ for spear).  Each competition will consist of three “heats"; first with axe, second with dagger, and third tie-breaking heat with spear. In the first two heats, the competitor will be allowed up to 20 throws to hit each of the nine targets. Throwers will alternate throws. The first thrower to hit all nine targets (with equal throws) wins the heat. If neither thrower hits all nine targets after 20 throws, the thrower who hits (and sticks for the duration of the throw) more of the nine targets wins the heat. If both hit all nine targets in the same number of throws or hit the same number of targets after 20 throws, the competitor will have a sudden-death match (the first to hit when the other misses is the winner). Multiple hits on the same target count only as one target. If after two heats the competitors are tied, the competition will move to a tiebreaker with spear. The first thrower (with equal throws) to hit the centermost target wins. Victory Condition: The side that wins the majority of the head-to-head competitions wins the point. Notes: Each competitor will have the same number of weapons on the range and must obey the retrieval rules on the range. Each side will be represented by a team captain. Team captains will be the first competitors. After the first competition, the sides will alternate choosing a thrower first with the loser of the first competition choosing first in the second.
08-09
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
08-09
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.
08-09
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
2.0 A&S 1 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.
08-09
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 Goldwork Sampler Thl Alison Wodehalle Over three sessions, we will discuss the use of metal thread embroidery in European embroideries of the Middle Ages. We will learn more about the types of metal thread used, what the various threads were, and how to use them. Over the three classes, we will explore types of padding for goldwork and make a sampler of stitches to keep so you can use it as a reference. We will be using real metal thread, a good quality linen for the ground fabric, and silk threads. This class will be taught in three parts. Students are welcome to attend any of the classes, but each class will work on different techniques. I will have at least 12, probably more, kits. Kits: $20.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 3 Mathematics of the Almagest Lord Jon Chesey The mathematics contained in the Almagest are not especially advanced, but are difficult to parse because they are in base-60 (sexagesimal) and use mathematical techniques that are not generally taught in modern day because they have been replaced with more useful methods. In response, this class develops the mathematical understanding that is necessary to engage with the text.
08-09
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Open Torch for Lampwork Glass Workers. Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Open torch time is the availability to practice what skills you have or ask a teacher to help you learn a new skill. Age 18+.
08-09
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 Embroidery of 16th-Century India Thl 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
1.25 A&S 6 Introduction to A&S Documentation Mistress Sciath ingen Chaennaig Whether you are creating an item for a competition, a gift, or simply a step in developing a skill or craft, it's generally a good idea to write down a few notes on your ideas, thoughts and lessons learned - all of which creates the seed to become documentation. Documentation need not be a "one size fits all" situation. This class will include a discussion of the essential elements, customizing your documentation, and when to start this process.
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
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.
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14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: War Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
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1.0 A&S 15 Intro to the Monongahela People and Culture Master Ullliam (Liam) MacantSaoir An introduction to the Monongahela people and culture based on current understanding from archaeological evidence. The Monogahela culture was discovered during the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. The Monongahela culture was a Native American group based in modern-day Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Western Maryland, and Eastern Ohio.
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2.0 A&S 16 Drop Spinning 102 Hextilda Corbett Curious about the wide variety of spindles in the world? We will talk about a variety of spindles and fibers. Spindle styles from across history and the world will be available to try out, from a Peruvian chac-chac to a Russian supported spindle. Want to try a Scottish dealgan? Got it. How about a txoatile, tahkli, or Mayan hal? Now's your chance! No idea what these are? Come and learn! The instructor is ambidextrous and can teach you whether you are right- or left-handed. If you're a beginner, hands-on help will be available.
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1.0 A&S 17 Plagues of Europe and Their Impact Master Alanus of Bunghea Plagues occurred many times during recorded history. In modern times a plague caused by disease may be referred to as a pandemic. Either way it is characterized by rapid spread of a disease within a population that has little or no natural resistance to it. Often a small percentage of a previously unexposed population have some degree of natural resistance. Recent studies of AIDS and bubonic plague indicate that to be approximately 5% or one in twenty are likely to survive exposure.
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1.0 A&S 18 Introduction to Fingerloop Braiding Lady Forveleth Dunde Come learn the art of fingerloop braiding! This period practice can be used to make colorful cords in a variety of patterns for jewelry, garb lacing, and more! Supplies will be provided.
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1.0 A&S 19 16th-C Maternity Wear: 4 trimesters in Garb Thl Fede di Fiore THL Fede di Fiore shares her experience researching, constructing, and wearing late-period Italian garb for pregnancy and post partum. Class will discuss primarily what styles of dress were most comfortable and easy to wear (from a re-enactment perspective) and what was actually practiced in period.
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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.
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2.0 Family Point Tent 1 Medieval Game Make-and-Take Family Point Learn about some medieval games. Then, create your own fabric game board and pieces to keep.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Fingerloop Braiding for Tweens and Teens Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Learn how to do a simple 5-bow fingerloop braid, and make a bracelet to take home with you!
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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.
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2.0 Incudis Eligium (N14, on 'By The Way') Weaving Twill on a Warp-Weighted Loom Master Hrólfr a Fjarfelli Bring a chair! 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.
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0.75 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Instrumental Youth Consort Thl Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Consort 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. The Consort will be led by THL Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is also a music teacher in modern life. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week, though PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting THL Cynthia.
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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.
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3.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Baroness Wentlyanna Bengrek All youth between 6 and 17 are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Instruction and games will vary by day.
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8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace War Point: Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Support your kingdom by throwing to add points to the Thrown Weapons War Point! Anyone is welcome, no experience necessary!
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7.0 Ansteorra royal (N06) Viking Arm Bands and Stamping Tools: Make-and-Take Master Haraldr Bassi Students will make a Viking arm band ($2) and/or their own stamp tools ($5-10), using stamping techniques based upon styles found in the Cuerdale Horde. Expect 4 hrs to make a tool, 1+ hrs to make arm bands. Students may come and go as needed to work around other commitments and may come back during other sessions if needed.
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5.0 Æthelmearc 3 All Day Drop in Scribal Workshops Mistress Liadhain Drop in any time to see what's going on with calligraphy and illumination classes; different every day, check back often.
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6.0 Æthelmearc 3 Parchment Making Mistress Abigail Kelhoge Learn the basics of making parchment for bookbinding and award scrolls in one day. This 6-hour workshop will cover all of the steps, tools, equipment, and some variations on the process from fresh hides to finished sheets. The first part of the class shares techniques with leather and rawhide preparation; the last half is specific to parchment. Be as hands-on or hands-off as you want. We will provide gloves and aprons; you must bring boots or shoes that can be easily washed. Wear mucky clothes. Students who would like to continue working on the project and gain more experience may attend preparation hours on the days before and after class is held. Sadb Ingen Chonchobair will be the instructor on site. Abigail Kelhoge's YouTube playlist can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy2EeL-1N7I&list=PL55KgesG1cOgCcX85d0bMULiO5v-BxzC4
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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1.5 A&S 15 ASL: Conversational Sign Language Tyag Mal Conversational American Sign Language and Deaf history introduction. SCA specific signs will not be covered.
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1.0 A&S 17 Meet the Board and Corporate Officers Countess Jane Falada of Englewood Have questions about life at the Society level? Wonder what it would be like to hold such a position? Members of the Board of Directors and Corporate Staff will be available to answer these questions and more. All are welcome.
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1.0 A&S 19 Viking Navigation Master Alanus of Bunghea Navigation over land requires the ability to determine direction, identify landmarks and arrive successfully at a destination. Navigation over water is considerably more difficult. It is exceptionally helpful to know how deep the water is, what kind of bottom are we travelling over, how safe is the shoreline for landing, what direction is the current moving, what direction is the wind blowing, how fast are we going and in what direction. Simple tools can be used to aid in navigation and safe travel. We will discuss and demonstrate several tools that greatly improved reliability and survivability of water travel with an emphasis on travel where visibility is limited and travel away from land.
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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.
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1.5 Battlefield North Effing Thomas Mêlée Experiment Extravaganza Baron Effing Thomas We are going to try and do some mêlée scenarios that mimic traditional war points, with the rapier spears, in a low-stakes-for-fun experiment.
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1.5 Family Point Tent 2 Discover Calligraphy for Teens Thl Adnar Dionadair Here is an opportunity to learn the basics of calligraphy using a dip pen with ink! (Ages 13-17)
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1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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2.0 Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion Atlantian Royal Encampment/easement (Pennsic Fiber Arts Pavilion Atlantian Royal Encampment/easement) Cold Water Dyeing Mistress Kaleeb the Green Eyed A hands-on beginning dye class where we will experiment with three period dyes and several mordants. Madder, cutch, and walnut will be the dyes used. We will go over fiber preparation, mordants, and a little bit of history on the three dyes. This class will have homework, as it is not practical to watch a cold water dye project come to fruition. You will end class with the materials to create a small embroidery. I recommend wearing older clothing. Masking will be required for both Covid safety and particulate concerns. Age 18+.
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2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Known World Choir Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Closed rehearsal for the Known World Choir.
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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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2.0 Rapier List 1 Known World Rapier Cadet Tournament Master Po Silvertop the Rogue Come join rapier combatants from across the Known World in the Pennsic Annual Cadet Tournament. This tournament will be open to those who are sponsored by a person who has a rapier peerage or kingdom’s high award for rapier. This includes the Order of Defense, Order of the White Scarf, Order of the Bronze Ring, Order of the Golden Rapier, The Dragon's Steel, The Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer, The Order of the Queen's Blade, The Meridian Order of the Blade, or equivalent award. A person may sponsor more than one entrant. Sponsors will be required to sign in their cadet or send a letter of entrance. If you need a sponsor, we will find one for you. This will be a traditional double elimination tournament. Each bout shall be fought to a single kill. Double kills will be re-fought one time. On the second double kill, “Dead is dead!” The finals will be fought best two out of three. All bouts shall be fought with default Pennsic rules.
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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.
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2.0 University Point Weed Walk Master Emrys Eustace, yclept Broom Cooper's Lake abounds with medicinal and food plants that were used by various primitive and medieval cultures. Learn to identify them during a walk around the campsite. The walk will take place rain or shine. Please wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at University Point for the start of the class. We have multiple teachers, so if you attend more than one walk you will likely learn different things!
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2.0 Woods (Woods) Armored Woods Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer  1 battle, 90 minutes, full resurrection.  3 stationary banners (flip stick) placed evenly between start lines. NO MOBILE BANNERS. Each check worth 1 point.  3 time checks 30, 60, and 90 minutes. Each check will be +/- 2 minutes from the noted time. Exact variant of time check should be generated by the marshalate prior to the start of the battle and not revealed to combatants.  All holds except medical are assumed to be local and do not stop the clock. Medical holds are general. General holds stop the clock.  East Kingdom and allies will start on the far side. Midrealm and allies will start on the near side.  No combat archery or siege.  Resurrect at the starting lines.  At final check. Fighters within 9-foot radius of the banners will fight to last man standing.
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1.0 Amphitheater 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.
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6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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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+.
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2.0 A&S 6 Viking Wire Weave Basics Lady Sorcha Inghean Ui Choinin Viking wire weave is a period-correct art form that is fun, easy and inexpensive. Also known as trichinopoly or Viking Knitting, there is archaeological evidence for wire chains constructed using “circular plaiting” in Viking burials and treasure hoards dating as early as the 8th century to as late as the 12th century. Come learn with the Mistress of Wire herself! You will learn how to make a sextapus to hold your chain in place, a basic 6-loop pattern, draw plate techniques, and how to finish the ends to add a clasp.
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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.
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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 or silk, beads, sewing needles and thread, cotton crochet thread and embroidery needle. Please bring your own fabric scissors.
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1.0 A&S 9 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.
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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.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 17 Intro to Combat Archery Master Hrafn Briedthskeggr Have you ever wanted to give Combat Archery a try? Are you a Combat Archer who wants to learn as much as you can about our little niche? Are you heavy fighter who wants to learn how to fight with or against Combat Archers? Then this is the class for you. Come see kenarri Hrafn Briedthskeggr, the East Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal for Combat Archery, discuss rules, equipment at tactics, as well as answer any questions you may have on the subject.
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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.
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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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2.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Courtesan Persona 101 - CCt 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. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
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1.0 Dance Tent Dance Movement for Period Dancers Thl Henry of Maldon A practice session for dance movement associated with various period genres, with couple and group improvisation activities.
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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.
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1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Children's Bead Bracelets Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Children will learn to make a simple bead bracelet using wood, glass, and ceramic beads.
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1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Losing Loadem Lady Maggie Bakestre Looking for something to pass the time at events? Do you like to play cards? Come learn to play this late-period card game based on a reconstruction from Francis Willughby’s A Volume of Plaies (~1665).
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Scribal Things I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then Baron Riobard O'Suilleabhain Simple new scribal tips and tricks I know now that I wish I knew when I started.
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5.0 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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 2: Bardic & the Post-Covid World Pennsic Performing Arts Bardic and the Post-Covid World: Bardic was one of the few SCA activities that found ways to thrive during the pandemic. The ability to have online bardic activities helped to expand our community and attract many new performers. As we begin to discover our "new normal," how do we hold onto those positive changes? How do we re-enter the in-person bardic scene and integrate it with the online one? What bardic lessons have we learned - both as a community and an inter-kingdom subculture?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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1.0 Dance Tent Petits Vriens: Two Different Ways! Countess Judith de Northumbria Come try two different versions of Petits Vriens, one for three people and the other for three couples! All levels welcome and catered to!
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1.0 Hobbitronics (#7 bow road) Sewing with a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen So you bought a silk sari. Now what do you do with it? The how and why of using silk saris to make your garb.
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3.5 Livonia Smithery (170) Tinsmithing Lord T W A basic but complete course in the fundamentals of tinsmithing. Students will make a glass-globed hurricane lamp with hand tools. Age 18+.
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2.0 Midrealm Royal (W1, across from the store.) 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.
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8.0 N33 Kiln Location (Kiln Location N33) Loading and Firing a 14th-Century Kiln Ysabel of Storvik Meet at Okewood Hall (near the food court) noon Monday to assess timing of Monday's firing (weather dependent) and 9 a.m. Thursday for that day's firing. If you miss us at Okewood, come down Battle past Three Bears, right on Long Way N33 before Shadow Clans. Firings are lengthy, drop-ins are encouraged. Stop by Okewood Hall to learn and throw pots for either firing.
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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
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Il Titolo Provvisorio Dress Rehearsal Thl Cael O'Conaill ITP Dress Rehearsal.
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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
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1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Tengwar 2: Discussion and Practice Lord Aldred æt Aclum Intended as a follow up session to Tengwar 1, but all are welcome. Discuss and practice reading and writing English using the phonetic English mode of the Tengwar writing system developed by JRR Tolkien. While the Tengwar have their origins in 20th-century fiction, learning to read and write in a new way can help a modern literate scribe connect with a medieval scholar's experience learning their letters as an adult, and struggling to fit a Latin alphabet to their native tongue. Bring your homework from Tengwar 1, or anything you want to try transcribing.
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1.0 A&S 3 Introduction to The Tale of Genji Lady Morwenna O Hurlihie The Tale of Genji (Genjimonogatari) is the first novel in the world, written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu sometime in the 11th century in Japan. It is a colorful glimpse into the world of the Heian Imperial Court full of romance, political intrigue, kidnappings, and murders by wandering spirits.
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1.0 A&S 6 A Game of "Hide the Distaff": The Distaff Gospels Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig In 1460-something France, during the dark period between Christmas and Candlemas, a clerk sat down for six nights with local women during their nightly spinning circle and recorded their wisdom. The intent of the author cannot be said to be wholly feminist, or even kind of feminist, but the collection of folk wisdom contained in this text offers at least a muddled image of common women's discourse and priorities. It is also hysterically funny, and more than a little ribald. Come learn some history, and laugh until you cry, as long as you are over 18. Age limit.
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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
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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.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 16 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.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 17 Slaves and Freedpersons in Ancient Rome Salvia Repentina Enslavement was a fact of life in ancient Rome, so what might a Roman persona be expected to know about it? Join us as we dispel the myths, face the facts and gain an understanding of how Roman people interacted with this challenging tradition.
08-09
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1.0 A&S 18 A Guide to Retaining Lady Nasira al-Safiya Bint Ivaz "A Guide to Retaining" is a newcomer-appropriate and beginner-level class focused on the basics of retaining behavior and royal protocol. This class will go in-depth to cover different protocols of different kingdoms in order to provide a comfortable foundation for newcomers and beginners in order to start retaining. This class is best suited for people who have never retained before or newcomers to the SCA looking to get involved and know more people. All experience and age levels are welcome and this class will be taught with a discussion-based lecture.
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1.0 A&S 19 How to Make Period Furniture That Packs Flat Lady Merswynd of Caudor Learn how to make medieval-style beds, tables, and cooler chests that pack flat for travel and snap together in minutes. Requires a beginner's level of skill and simple tools.
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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
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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
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2.0 Battlefield Loud Quick & Dirty Guide to Ancient & Medieval Cursing Lady Pádraigin An Eingh F*K! Now that I have your attention...the Roman Empire wasn't all aqueducts, straight roads, and calendars. Join me as you learn about another fantastic Roman contribution: obscenities. And while we are on the subject, why was damn worse to say than the F-word? What's the difference between a curse word and a swear word? Join me as we learn what offended our ancient and medieval counterparts and what they said and did to offend. **Age 18+.*
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1.0 Dance Tent Contrapasso da Farsi in Ruota Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn Contrapasso da Farsi in Ruota, a lovely ballo from Nobiltà in the style of earlier contrapassi. Dancers of all ages welcome. Prior dance experience helpful but not required; we will be teaching steps. If we finish early, I will also teach Villanella.
08-09
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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
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1.0 Games Tent Basic Go tactics Thl Louis Xavier de Navarre For those who know the rules of go/weiqi. We will discuss basic proverbs and tactics, including ladders, nets, and snapback.
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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
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1.0 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Beyond the Cloth: Persona Glassware, Late Period Mistress Gnaea Celera Have you ever walked around an event with a glass in your hand? People will notice it long before they even think about looking at your shoes. Make a statement by having the right kind of vessel for your persona! Discussion of glassware from the Late Middle Ages to the Renaissance, including Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. A list of reference books will be available. Join us again at 3:00 pm for a live, narrated demonstration of the making of a Late Period drinking vessel by Master Ali (Arab Boy)!
08-09
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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
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) History and Handling of the Hurdy Gurdy Meliha Learn the history and development of this unique instrument via iconography, as well as the basic anatomy and playing. Questions welcome!
08-09
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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
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10, at the Battlefield Loud Tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir .
08-09
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2.0 Touch The Earth Hafla Songs for All Instruments by Lady Melissa! Lady Melissa of Orluk Oasis It has been 2 years! Dust off that darbuka. Polish that flute. Clean that clarinet. Let's get used to playing hafla classics together. Sheet music will be available!
08-09
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1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Chasing Down Exemplars Online/Help With Sources Mistress Philomene de Lys Ever find the perfect exemplar or picture/design to use in a scroll but can’t find the source? Here’s some help with chasing it down on the internet. We will also expand your thinking/concept of a scroll beyond the same tired floral border. This class has a tonof links to get your creativity flowing in (hopefully) new directions. The actual live portion will review how to chase that source, followed by a discussion period for idea sharing, with folks sharing their hints and work!
08-09
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1.0 A&S 3 Powering Medical Devices at Pennsic Master Phillip the Pilgrim More and more people are coming to camping events like Pennsic, where using commercial power for things like CPAP machines is difficult or impossible to manage. Based on 20+ years of CPAP usage and 25+ years as an amateur radio operator, I'll show you how to power your machine in the field without an extension cord.
08-09
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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.
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2.0 A&S 6 Women and Medicine Before 1650: An Introduction Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa What evidence is there regarding pre-1650 medicine and women in medical theory? Women as medical practitioners? Women as patients? The practice of midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology? Women as medical attendants, etc.? This class is an outline touching on what we do know, some historiographic myths, and where to find out more. Primarily focused on mainland European history. Attendee discussion welcome. Age of discretion warning: gender, sex, and gynecology will be discussed. Age 18+.
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1.0 A&S 7 Period Jewelry You Can Make Master Cariadoc A class on how to make simple period jewelry.
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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.
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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
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2.0 A&S 16 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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1.0 A&S 17 Embroidery: Long-Arm Cross Stitch Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich Embroidery: Long-arm cross stitch. The earliest evidence of the stitch is from 10th-12th century Egypt and can be found in the Greek Islands, Morocco, Assisi embroidery from Italy, the Elizabethan embroideries of Hardwick Hall, and Icelandic embroideries from the 17th century. It can be used to embellish side seams for fun. If you bring your own needle, floss, Aida, or even-count linen and hoop, you do not need to purchase the materials to play along.
08-09
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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 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Bransles Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come join us for some simple fun! No partner needed. We will be focusing on staple bransles like Charlotte, War and Scottish (actually two bransles strung together!)
08-09
14:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal Teens Cook: We Know Dough Family Point This class will present an overview of pasta, pastry, and bread. Students will be presented a short history of boiled and baked dough. Most of the class will consist of individual and group experiences with various types of dough including mixing, rolling, decorating, and cooking various foods. Comparison between leavened and unleavened dough will be tested. All projects will be consumed for evaluation purposes. Class aimed for the newer cook, ages 12 to 17. Suggested donation $5 to cover food.
08-09
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2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Summer Assignment Extra Help Family Point Hey, high school students, do you have a summer assignment you need to work on? This class will give you the time and space to work on your assignment with backup support of actual high school teachers.
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.
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14:00
3.0 Midrealm Royal Known World Printed Textiles Gathering Master Aveline de Ceresbroch The first Knowne World Printed Textiles Gathering will be hosted at Pennsic 49 in the Midrealm Royal encampment! Wear your best printed garment to show off what you've done (or had done for you)! Don't have a printed garment? That's okay, come learn how to print on textiles at our block printing station! Bring up to 2 yards of your own fabric, one finished garment that you want to stamp along the bottom (we will not be printing entire pieces), or we will provide you with a small canvas bag to practice on! Hear about different techniques! Talk to different block printing artisans, including Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville (Northshield), Master Jali Bukha (Gleann Abhann), Master Aveline de Ceresbroch (Midrealm), and others! See how linoleum blocks are carved and get ideas for how you can carve your own blocks - or places where you can buy them! Learn about the history of printed textiles and whether or not your persona may have had access to printed textiles. Share your love of all things printed! More details will be announced very soon about the events, activities, and displays you can expect to see and partake in at the gathering! Follow our Facebook event for updates: https://fb.me/e/2yFTz31EJ . Please note: The class "History of Printed Textiles" will be taught by Master Aveline de Ceresbroch from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (immediately preceding this event), so please consider joining us early for the premier of this fascinating class! Once the class is over, we will immediately roll into the Knowne World Printed Textiles Gathering.
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1.0 Performing Arts Tent PA Afternoon Series: 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.
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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.
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14:00
1.5 Woods (Woods) Rapier Woods Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer • 60-minute resurrection battle. (The cannon will officially start and end the battle.) • East Kingdom and allies will start on the far side. Midrealm and allies will start on the near side. • The resurrection line for either side will extend the width of the battlefield and be equal in distance from the woods flag center line for each side. This will be decided at Pennsic by Marshal One and the Mid and East Generals during a walk-through of the woods, a day or more before the battle. • There will be 3 static flags: a North, South, and Central Flag. All three flags will be positioned equidistant from the respective start lines. The Center flag location will be at the exact center of the rectangle of the woods battle area. The North and South flags will be set equidistant away from this center flag with their exact location be agreed upon during the Marshal /Generals walk-through as described above. Rapier will use the same flag locations as the Armored battle occurring earlier in the day. • Colored Flip-Sticks and hay bales will be used to denote the location of the flag and indicate possession of the flag. • Time checks to occur at +/– 3 minutes at 20, 40, and 60 minutes. • Exact time checks will be determined by chance prior to the beginning of the battle and may not be disclosed to the participants at any time. Immediately after the second time check, at or around 40 minutes, a general hold will be called, and all fighters will return to their resurrection zone for a 15-minute water break and the flags will be reset to neutral. • One marshal from the East/allies and Midrealm/allies MUST be present at each flag. • Majority control of flags at time check scores 1 point. • Death from behind and knee-walking are allowed. • No rapier spears or projectile weapons (i.e., rubber band guns) are allowed. • All holds will be local, except for a medical hold (and the previously mentioned general hold for a water break). MEDICAL HOLDS MUST BE CLEARLY ANNOUNCED BY MARSHALS. Medical holds stop the clock.
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2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Court Prep Mistress Mahin Banu Tabrizi Court prep.
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15:00
1.0 A&S 3 Gunpowder Lord Chengir abu ben Said Fires ignites both our dreams and our anxieties. It’s invaluable in cooking, but a serious danger to living things and most structures. A fire can often begin with a single spark. But oxygen only takes up 20% of the atmosphere, which puts a serious break in natural flames. Even blowing on a fire is adding oxygen.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 7 Rise of Grand Duchy of Lithuania: 13th C - 14th C Igor of Northshield Discuss impact of Mongolian invasion into Eastern Europe and how it led to rise of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Class 2 of 3.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 11 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-09
15:00
1.0 A&S 12 Fabrics and Their Fiber Content Lady Winifride Barnes Wool, linen, polyester, cotton, silk... they all have their purposes! Learn how to identify fabrics by their fiber content, and how to use each type best. Take part in hands-on identification of different fabric swatches, and then discuss the various uses of diverse materials.
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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.
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2.5 Battlefield Combat Archery/Siege Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer Winning 2 of the 3 scenarios wins 1 war point. All 3 scenarios will be fought regardless of the scores. • Scheduled duration of entire battle: 2 hours and 30 minutes at the beginning to explain the rules and answer questions. o Each scenario will run 20 minutes with time between to reset o There will be a bonus round at the end to determine the “Hot Shot”. • Thrown weapons, combat archery, and siege are allowed. • All targets per standard rules are available in this battle. This means combat archery is all targets! • No rattan weapons allowed unless they are thrown weapons. • All thrown weapons must be inspected before the day of battle and painted. • Minimum of 5-ft space required to throw/shoot at a target. o Not “clear the bow”. • Shields cannot be stacked on top of each other to form an impenetrable wall. • Pavises may be moved but must be placed prior to use. • Engines are destroyed by taking 3 siege rounds or being reduced to lower than required crew members. • The field will be 200 ft (East/West) by 150 ft. (North/South) • Siege engines will be restricted to a 50-ft wide area inside the east and west sides of the field. This will be considered a “no person’s land” except for engine crews. • Across the middle of the field will be 3 flags placed at 25 ft, 75 ft, and 125 ft. • Between the left and center flags, there is a wall of double-stacked hay bales 30 ft long with a 30-degree bend towards the outer wall at the 10 ft and 20 ft points. Arrows/thrown weapons cannot shoot over the wall, but ballistas can. • Between the center and right flags, there is a pond with a bridge over it. The pond is an oval 50 ft long by 20 ft wide with a 10-ft wide bridge between the two flags. All missiles may shoot over the bridge and lake. Pond can be marked using rope and the bridge will be marked with haybales. Scenario rules: Scenario 1: 20 minute CA. Combat Archery and Thrown Weapons allowed. No siege. Victory condition: Control the flags at 3 random time checks (marshal determined day of and kept confidential). Control is determined by color of the banner at time check. Contested banners will not count. Each banner will count individually. Winner is determined by control of 5 of 9 (or majority) total banner counts. Unlimited resurrection allowed. Scenario 2: 20 minute Siege Siege only. No combat archery or thrown weapons. Victory condition: Destroy the enemy siege engines. Siege crews are committed to their respective engines at start of battle. Engines may have extra crew but after lay-on, crew cannot join or transfer engines. Engines are destroyed when the crews are reduced to one person or hit with 3 siege rounds. If both armies have engines surviving at the end of battle, winner is determined by the team that has the higher percentage of engines still operational. Optional rule: We may implement an advancing forward line at 5-minute increments. To be determined by the marshals at the beginning of the scenario. Scenario 3: 20 minute Combined Victory condition: Last man standing. Winner is army to eliminate their opponent. If both armies still have fighters at the time limit, winner is side with more survivors. Bonus Scenario: At the direction of the CA/Siege marshals, a target will be set up and each archer/engine will be given 3 shots to test accuracy. This will not have bearing on the War Point but can be used for bragging rights until next year! Best score wins in each category: Siege Direct, Siege Indirect, CA Crossbow, CA Longbow.
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1.0 Battlefield Loud Singing Rounds Lady Elizabeth de Spaldyng Practice singing rounds from the SCA period. Music reading not needed. Handouts provided.
08-09
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1.0 Dance Tent Fun 15th-Century English Dances Countess Judith de Northumbria Different versions of the fun 15th-century English dances Oringe & Grene Gynger. All footwork taught; suited for all levels!
08-09
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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
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Late Medieval Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo you'll see items from Europe to the Middle East from the 11th - 14th centuries! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Pennsic Fiber Art Pavillion (E40) Knitting Get-Together Lady Johanna Hi, knitters. Have you ever wanted to have an in-depth discussion about the differences between one stitch, multi-colored Egyptian socks versus the single color, multi-stitch Eleanor of Toledo sock? Come meet with your fellow historical knitters and we can discuss these topics or what ever topic you like. I find it is always fun and engaging to meet up with people who share your geek. Come meet geeks who knit. Please bring your own chair and beverages along with your knitting!
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).
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1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) 16th-C Dance Music Forms (Pavan, Salterello, Etc.) Master Albrecht Catsprey This class will teach acoustic instrumental musicians to read any 16th-century tune and convert it to the different dance forms. The ability to read music and familiarity with your acoustic instrument will be a must. We will play at A=440.
08-09
15:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Youth Axe-Throwing Instruction Thrown Weapons Staff Teach youth, ages 5-12, to throw axes. This class will focus on Pennsic range rules, range etiquette and technique. There will be time for the children to throw and there will be loaner equipment available from the instructor. Parent must accompany the child per Pennsic rules. There will be a youth tournament later in the week.
08-09
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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.
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1.0 A&S 2 Heralds Don't Pun; We Cant! Lady Violet Hughes A discussion on canting arms; puns in heraldic devices.
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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.
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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
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2.0 A&S 10 Egyptian Faience Thl Li Xia Come learn about the precursor to modern glass, faience! We'll cover a brief history of faience followed by hands-on playing with the material. This class requires no prior experience in glass-working. Please wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. Class costs include use of all required tools, equipment and safety gear as well as all consumables. Kits will make a large quantity of beads and pendant shapes. Kits can be shared between two people, but usually people end up wanting to play with a full kit themselves.
08-09
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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.
08-09
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1.0 Dance Tent Fun 15th-Century Set Dances: Pizochara Countess Judith de Northumbria A fun allegorical set dance depicting the less official happenings in monastic communities. Tempo changes and all steps to be taught!
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
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Keum-Boo: Hot Metal Gilding Lord T W Keum-Boo, or hot metal gilding, is a Korean method of gilding on silver, copper or iron with 24-karat gold foil, while the base metal is at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Age 18+.
08-09
16:00
1.0 Touch The Earth Circle Drumming Lady Zakiyyah Ayagachin Al-Sharq Let's have fun circle drumming. We will create songs, using Near-Eastern rhythms as base - well, most of the time - and play around them. Open to all levels. Bring any type of drums. Kids are welcome, but please bring your grownup.
08-09
17:00
1.0 Amphitheater 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
17:00
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
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
17:30
1.5 Drachenwald Royal (N13) Drachenwald Royal Court and PCS party Duchess Isabetta del Verde Drachenwald will be hosting a PCS party in the Drachenwald Royal Encampment at Pennsic on Tuesday of War Week (Aug 9th) between 17:30 and 19:00. Anyone at Pennsic who is a member of the Popular Company of Sojourners or has any other past, present or future connection with Drachenwald is welcome to join us. His Majesty King Avery will be holding a short court at the beginning of the party.
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 EDT.
08-09
18:00
2.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Tool Making for Engraving: Chasing and Repoussé Lord T W Learn to make gravers and punches used in engraving and repoussé work. Students will produce their own engravers and punches. Age 18+.
08-09
18:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Night with Knights Dyderich Wolfhart Come train with the Knights of the realm: an opportunity for youth fighters to learn from the best of the Known World.
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
1.5 A&S 6 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
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
2.0 Cabochons (Bow Street) RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-09
19:00
3.0 East Kingdom Royal (E06) East Kingdom Court Countess Fortune St Keyne Court of their Majesties Ryouko'jin of-the-iron-skies, Demon King of the Three Heavens, and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda will be held in East Kingdom Royal (E06) at 7 pm on Tuesday. The populace is encouraged to bring period seating when possible. Rain location is the East Kingdom Battlefield Pavilion.
08-09
19:00
3.0 Family Point Tent 2 T(w)een Night: Bardic Circle Family Point A.k.a. Talent Show! Share your favorite song, dance, stories, and skills with everyone! (Ages 12-17)
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 Dance Tent Clan Blue Feather Ball Ball Gregory Blount Why yes, the Blue Feather Fashion Cotillion and Ball does involve dancing! We'll start dancing in the Dance Tent, and once the fashion show ends, we'll walk downhill and dance in the Great Hall!
08-09
21:00
2.45 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
7.0 Archery Archery Champions War Point Master Maximilian der Zauberer Format: 30 total champions from each side (plus 10 alternates per side). Description: There will be three individual elements for this shoot: A timed friend/foe shoot, a walk up shoot, and a 10 station skill shoot. Victory Condition: The team that wins the majority of the three shoots based on combined team score for each shoot.
08-10
08:00
7.0 Armored List Blue Knowne World Baronial Armored and Rapier Champions Baron Aindle ODiramada Knowne World Baronial Armored and Rapier Championships. Armored: 9 am to noon; Rapier: noon to 3 pm. All Baronial Champions are invited with Their Excellencies to test their mettle against all the other champions of the Knowne World. Their Excellencies will be able to observe and speak with all the champions from the comfort of their seats.
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 15 Recovery for All Lady Gráinne MacCleud 12-step meetings for those who "trudge the Road of Happy Destiny" within any program.
08-10
08:00
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
9.0 A&S 20 Pennsic 49 A&S War Point - 1 Mistress Sarai Tindall Sogliano A&S War Point.
08-10
08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
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
08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-10
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
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
2.0 A&S 1 Goldwork Sampler Thl Alison Wodehalle Over three sessions, we will discuss the use of metal thread embroidery in European embroideries of the Middle Ages. We will learn more about the types of metal thread used, what the various threads were, and how to use them. Over the three classes, we will explore types of padding for goldwork and make a sampler of stitches to keep so you can use it as a reference. We will be using real metal thread, a good quality linen for the ground fabric, and silk threads. This class will be taught in three parts. Students are welcome to attend any of the classes, but each class will work on different techniques. I will have at least 12, probably more, kits. Kits: $20.
08-10
09:00
2.0 A&S 2 The Road to Avalon Lady Nyfain merch Coel The subject of King Arthur has fascinated us since...well, the 5th century when it has supposed to have happened, Come join us for a look at the literature, art, music, and movies that have focused on the once and future King and his court, as well as his entertainingly dysfunctional family. See just why the Arthurian tale has become the stuff of enduring legend.
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
1.5 A&S 6 Through the Looking Glass: N America in Period Lady Layla alZarqa Curious about what cultures were flourishing in period in the eastern half of North America? This 90-minute survey of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Fort Ancient cultures will explore their material culture from an archaeological perspective.
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 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
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: War Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
08-10
09:00
1.0 A&S 15 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info.
08-10
09:00
3.0 A&S 16 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
2.0 Cabochons 17 Bow Street (17 Bow Street) Palmistry Lady Arastorm From the Egyptians throughout SCA period, palm reading has been practiced in most cultures. Although years of study add more details, you can quickly learn enough of the basic skills to read palms (well enough that you'll probably be mobbed with requests). We'll cover a bit of history, but mostly this is "hands-on" learning about hand reading.
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
0.75 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) Pennsic Instrumental Youth Consort Thl Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes The Pennsic Youth Instrumental Consort 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. The Consort will be led by THL Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes, who is also a music teacher in modern life. We will begin rehearsals on Saturday of War Week, though PDFs of the music for performance can be obtained beginning in July by contacting THL Cynthia.
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
09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Baroness Wentlyanna Bengrek All youth between 6 and 17 are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Instruction and games will vary by day.
08-10
09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace War Point: Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Support your kingdom by throwing to add points to the Thrown Weapons War Point! Anyone is welcome, no experience necessary!
08-10
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Throwing Tournament for the Physically Challenged Thrown Weapons Staff Tournament for throwers with physical challenges or disabilities.
08-10
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc 3 All Day Drop in Scribal Workshops Mistress Liadhain Drop in any time to see what's going on with calligraphy and illumination classes; different every day, check back often.
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
1.0 A&S 7 A Brief History of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy Lord Jon Chesey High level overview of astronomy from the Greek geocentric model, through the Islamic golden age, and ending with the development of the heliocentric model at the end of the 16th century.
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.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 11 Open Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder Open tent place holder.
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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
3.0 Atlantian Royal Encampment (N40) Threading the Reed and Heddles on a 4-Harness Loom Mistress Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn We will be warping a 4-harness weaving loom at Pennsic this year. This is the second class in the series. We will take the measured warp and thread each through the reed and the heddles. Skills to be learned: How to achieve the correct number of threads per inch through a particular reed, and how to thread through each heddle on the harnesses so that the correct weaving pattern will be achieved. There will be open time available in the afternoon for more guided practice if you can't make it to the class itself.
08-10
10:00
5.0 Battlefield West Caroline of Burgundy Vigil for the MOD Master Quinn Keer Caroline of Burgundy Vigil for elevation to the Master of Defense.
08-10
10:00
10.0 Battlefield West Vigil for Guillaume le Noir de Bordeaux Mistress Ursula of Rouen Vigil space on BBlocks side of the battlefield on Wednesday of War Week as close to Countess Katheryn Vivan's vigil as possible (same household).
08-10
10:00
7.0 Battlefield West Vigil, MOD Elevation: Dread Countess Katherine V. Countess Katherine Vivian Sitting vigil for the order of the MOD; requesting 3 rapier bouts and insight regarding the elevation of this fencer to the Master of Defense Order.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Dance Tent Canary with No Training Wheels Countess Mara Kolarova Canary dance structure, basic steps and combinations, and making your solos. Improvised does not mean unrehearsed! Nothing difficult, just multiple options. Feel free to wear stompy boots!
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.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Guild Mirandola A Manuscript of a Different Color Lady Nichola Beese An historical overview of illuminated manuscripts on dyed vellum.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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 Rapier List 1 Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney Master Po Silvertop the Rogue This tournament is open to any authorized rapier combatant with fewer than five years (we're extending the window this year only!) from their first rapier authorization, who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for rapier prowess, and who has never won a rapier tourney at a published SCA event. The tourney will be run as a multiple-bearpit tourney. Prizes will be awarded. Note: This tournament will take place on the main rapier field.
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2.0 Rapier List 3 "By the Book" Tournament Lord Orlando Sforza A historical fencing tourney: Memorize your Marozzo, review your Ridolfo and study your Saviolo, for the Third Annual Tournament where book worms can be winners! Period fencing forms and period dress as seen in the manuals will bring you success. As always, lavish prizes will be bestowed upon the competitor with the most wins, the best dressed, and the one who best adheres to the style of a given master.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Steel Combat Tent on the Battlefield (In the row of Matrial tents.) Introduction to SCA Steel Combat Lord Brian of Stonemarche The SCA has a new style of combat! Full armor. Steel swords. Safe and fun. This is a basic intro for both fighters and non-combatants. We currently do cuts only, in a singles duels format with judged blows, very similar to "bohurt". (BotN/HMB/IMCF/ACS/ACW/etc.) We are doing this safely and sanely. Come check it out. This is an introductory class for everyone. If you love it but don't want to fight, we have a need for judges, too.
08-10
10:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginner Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Learn axe throwing, basic care of your weapons, and basic rules. A hands-on session is included. Limit of 25 participants; no experience necessary.
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
10:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Queens of the Known World Youth Tournament Dyderich Wolfhart The Queens of the Known World are bringing for forth their Youth Armored and Youth Rapier champions for a fun and friendly tournament. Each queen may sponsor one champion from each division (I, II, II) of both armored and rapier. Youth participants without a sponsor are encouraged to attend to fill available positions.
08-10
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.
08-10
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Introduction to Research Mistress Amalie von Hohensee This class, sponsored by the East Kingdom Ministry of Arts and Sciences, will cover an introduction to research, including types of sources, how to evaluate sources, styles of citations, how and where to find good (and often free!) sources for your topic, and more. We will also look at how to apply your research to A&S entries, including Kingdom-level competitions. Taught by the East Kingdom A&S Deputy, this class is open to researchers of any level and requires no prior knowledge. Research can be more fun than you might have thought!
08-10
11:00
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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 6 Cloth Buttons Lady Nycaise D'oizer la Tailoresse We will be making cloth buttons and appropriately sized button holes. These buttons are most common seen the 14th century.
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11:00
2.0 A&S 7 Fun with Fibers Mistress 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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 12 No Limits!: Accommodating All Ages and Abilities Thl SæhildR barngóðR 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.
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2.0 A&S 15 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, etc. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info. *NOTE* "Pennsic University does not advocate the adoption of any diagnostic method or course of treatment not performed by properly licensed practitioners in accordance with modern world medical (or legal) standard of care. This class will present medically (or legally) significant information for purely informational purposes only. The University strongly recommends that you always inform, and obtain advice from, modern world medical (or legal) professionals before altering or starting any course of diagnosis or treatment (or engaging in any legal practice) based on this class."
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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.
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3.0 Battlefield West Rose Tournament Duchess Royalty Liaison All Roses, sitting Crowns, sitting Consorts, and sitting Principality Consorts are welcome to sponsor an unbelted rattan fighter and an uncollared fencer to the tournament. Age 18+.
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11:00
1.0 Dance Tent Galliards with Gregory Gregory Blount The galliard is an aerobic 16th-century, pan-European dance. We will learn a different basic step and intermediate step each day.
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11:00
1.0 Games Tent Very Old Games: The Royal Game of Ur Lord Aldred æt Aclum The game of twenty squares, also called the Royal Game of Ur, is a race game that was popular in Mesopotamia for thousands of years. The oldest surviving boards found are from Ur and date to before 2600 BC. We will learn about the game as played a few thousand years later from a description written in 177 BC.
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11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) How to Cry like a Herald (Camp Cries and More) Lady Shoshanah bas Nachman We will practice voice projection and enunciation techniques: camp cries, court heralding, verbal performance.
08-10
11:00
1.0 Thrown Weapons Training Range Beginning Spear Thrown Weapons Staff This is a hands-on class demonstrating beginning spear technique.
08-10
12:00
1.0 75 (Market Street on the corner) Basic Blacksmithing Lord Brandr Aronsson We will talk about the fundamentals of blacksmithing as well as some history. Students will get to hammer some steel.
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12:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 1 Blackletter: Make It Better Lady Alyssa Of Foxvale What makes blackletter calligraphy a blackletter, and how not to ruin it? We will review principles of blackletter, common mistakes, and find points of interest in various kinds of blackletter used in manuscripts. If you tried blackletter but have not enjoyed the result, please join us at this class. If you have not tried it but want to start it right way, come and get some experience. Practice! Some pens are available, but better to bring your own tools.
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12:00
1.0 Amphitheater Commedia in a Cultural Context Thl Niccolò Bartolazzi Better understand the plot, the characters, and the setting of commedia dell'arte by viewing this theatrical artform in the context of late 16th-century Italian culture and traditions and why this comedic farce both used and shared societal norms and expectations.
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12:00
3.0 A&S 4 Open Torch for Lampwork Glass Workers. Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter Open torch time is the availability to practice what skills you have or ask a teacher to help you learn a new skill. Age 18+.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Crusades Through Arab Eyes Lord Chengir abu ben Said The Crusades might be considered World War Zero. Fought on three continents, it changed the politics, economics, and eventually the landscape of Middle Age Europe. This class will tell the story of the Crusades from the other side… that of the Arabs who saw themselves as fighting off foreign invaders.
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.
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12:00
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 3: Neurodiversity and the Bardic Pennsic Performing Arts Neurodiversity and the Bardic Arts: Not everyone sees, hears, or thinks in the same way. This can affect both performers and audience members. Are there things the bardic community can do to make our activities more accessible for those who process information differently?
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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.
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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
2.0 Dance Tent The Steps of 15th-Century Italian Dancing Gregory Blount This class will teach you everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about 15th-century Italian dance steps. We will cover all of the steps in all of the meters, and work on making them look good.
08-10
12:00
2.0 Fort Children's Water Battle: Set Up Mistress Gwynnyd Two-hour set-up time for the Water Battle. Adult and older teen assistance is always welcome. Kids, don't show up yet.
08-10
12:00
1.0 Hobbitronics (#7 bow road) Sewing with a Sari Lady Marion Nick Galen So you bought a silk sari. Now what do you do with it? The how and why of using silk saris to make your garb.
08-10
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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
12:30
1.5 Middle Eastern Tent Curious Pairings: Bellydance 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! Taught by Kaeshi Chai and Joanna!
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13:00
0.75 Amphitheater Children's Crusade, Part One: The Pied Piper Lord Necu Hawke A brief history into the origins of the Children's Crusade in 1212 and the independent crusade-like mobilization of poor and impoverished folk (and/or youth) as led by Stephen of Cloyes and Nicholas of Cologne, in efforts to create a second Latin kingdom in the holy land of Jerusalem; and a personal rendition of Grimms' tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, by myself, WarDon Necu Hawke.
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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.
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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.
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1.0 A&S 6 Mughal Women's Clothing of the 16th Century Master Katryne MacIntosh the Strange An overview of fashion worn by women of the Mughal Empire, from early days of Babur to the heyday of Akbar, as viewed from Akbar's Nama commissions - the Baburnama, the Humayunama and the Akbarnama. Focus is on extant miniatures found in museums around the world.
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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. $7/kit. 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. Is appropriate for anyone over the age of 12 who can work with needles and small beads.
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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.
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13:00
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
2.0 A&S 11 East Kingdom Brewers' Panels Master Kythe Szubielka Come join the EK Brewers as we get together. Learn how to panel beverages as well as use the rubric and see how to create more period beverages. Age 21+.
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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. We 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 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.
08-10
13:00
1.0 Battlefield Loud Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm, Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10, at the Battlefield Loud Tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir .
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13:00
1.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) Beginner Ball Prep for Casa Bardicci! Countess Judith de Northumbria Join in this crash course to prepare you for the afternoon ball at Casa Bardicci! Aimed at inexperienced dancers, we will go through several easy dances to maximize your enjoyment!
08-10
13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
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13:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 2 Youth Kumihimo Family Point Learn how to make string into thicker string!
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13:00
1.0 Games Tent Period Card Games: Tarot Lady Maggie Bakestre Want to learn what they did with Tarot cards in period? Come learn to play Tarot, a trick taking card game using a 78-card deck.
08-10
13:00
1.5 Gryphon's Tea (D2 (old Cafe Merhaba location)) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales. Age 18+.
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13:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Roman Glassblowing Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo see items from the 1st to the 5th centuries, from across the Roman Empire! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
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
2.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (PART) 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.
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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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13:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Atlantian Five Person Rapier Tournament Lord Jacques Gonse Join the rapier community for our annual Five Person Rapier Tournament, the pinnacle of small group rapier fighting and strategy. The event will be conducted under Atlantian mêlée rules (to be explained at the event). Maximum of two Masters of Defense allowed per team.
08-10
13:30
0.75 Amphitheater Children's Crusade, Part Two: Pied Piper Parade. Lord Necu Hawke All call: Musicians, performers, dancers, and parents with children at Pennsic. The Children's Crusade Parade March is happening and we need you to help make this experience magical for all the youth of the Known World. Come and join us as we march our children in parade column through Pennsic Town to the battlefield and to their War, the children's water battle. Bring your instruments, your rhythm and voice, your water guns even (if you wish to help the adults fight off the horde of heathen children trying to bring holy fun into our lands at noon), and most importantly, your children. Come join us in celebration and merriment. Let's give our youth and the SCA of tomorrow a battle and celebration that'll live on in their memory for ages.
08-10
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-10
14:00
1.0 Æthelmearc 2 Iki: Composing Japanese Scroll Texts Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir Learn to compose Japanese-style writs, edicts and petitions.Based on a 16th Cmanual by Joao Rodrigues with ancient and mideival Japanese examplars. Handout limit 20. Fee $1.00
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14:00
1.0 A&S 2 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.
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14:00
1.0 A&S 6 I Feel Pretty and Period Thl Muirenn ingen ui Muirchertaig A discussion of period skin care and hair care practices, both from the perspective of "What they did" as well as "What we can safely do." It is no secret that period skin care and hair care recipes often involved mercury, lead and arsenic, but there are also some great recipes and tools that SCAdians can use to further their immersion into their persona.
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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
1.5 A&S 9 Text to Telling Master Brendan O Corraidhe I discuss a simple (if time-intensive) process for taking source material and turning it into a powerful performance, using as case studies two of my pieces. One, "Gawain and the Green Knight" (which I have performed - in full kit - for the Brit Lit classes at the college where I work), was worked up over a period of six months. It's a 30-minute prose rendition of the famous tale of knightly virtues, attempted seduction, and sorcery. Here's the first part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mG4MnMZwtM The second, "The Death of The Cid," was cooked up literally overnight, but resulted in me being named as Queen's Champion the next weekend. I performed it at Pennsic, where a Crown Prince sought me out afterward to thank me.
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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! 18+ only.
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14:00
1.5 A&S 16 Medieval-Style Mustards Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces while learning about medieval/Renaissance spices and ingredients.
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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 Casa Bardicci (E19) Advanced Ball Prep for the Casa Bardicci Ball Countess Judith de Northumbria Come and review a host of dances to prepare for the afternoon dancing at Casa Bardicci! Aimed at experienced or adventuresome dancers!
08-10
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: English Country Lady Maggie Bakestre Suitable for beginners, we will learn 3-4 awesome English Country Dances. We will start with basic steps and then my first favorite dance, Rufty Tufty. Additional dance choices will be dependent on the number of participants.
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14:00
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.
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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!
08-10
14:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range KW Baronial Champions Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This is the 5th Annual Tournament for baronial (or shire) Thrown Weapons Champions to come out and compete in a series of challenging targets for prizes, and, even more, bragging rights! Expect targets and/or throwing styles to give you something to think about.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 1 Russian Calligraphy Mistress Lada Monguligin Medieval Russian calligraphy. Learn the basics of writing the Old Church Slavonic alphabet. There will also be a handout for Russian-style English alphabet. The hands-on portion of the class is limited to 15 people. Please bring your calligraphy supplies if you have them. I will have a limited number of loaner nibs and/or markers and paper.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Æthelmearc 2 Shūji: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir A hands-on introduction to designing and executing Japanese official documents. This class will introduce the role of the scribe in imperial and military governments. Epistolatory style and the structure of official documents will be introduced. Participants will learn about the evolution of character styles and how documents were attested. We will also discuss paper and signature seals. The bulk of the class will consist of a hands-on calligraphy class similar to those held in Tokyo. Please bring large bamboo writing brushes, ink stones, paper weights, and hanshi-size felt mats if you have them. There will be limited loaner supplies of all of these available at class. Paper and ink is included in the class materials fee.
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15:00
3.0 A&S 2 Bardic Coaching Master John Lyttleton Participants will perform 3 to 5 minutes of any material and receive personalized feedback and work on the piece.
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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 6 Fall of Constantinople, May 1453 Lord Chengir abu ben Said The siege of Constantinople changed the entire foundation of the Middle Ages. If anyone with a cannon could take down a castle wall, then knights and castles became irrelevant. It also marked the end of the Roman world that had been involved in European politics for centuries.
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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
2.0 Battlefield East Known World Squires' Tourney Lord Helmut Kruger Open only to those armoured fighters who are in fealty to a member of the SCA Order of the Chivalry.
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15:00
2.0 Casa Bardicci (E19) Dancing in the Villa Countess Judith de Northumbria Join us for a magical afternoon ball surrounded by the ambiance of Casa Bardicci. Live music shall be provided by Musica Tramontana. Some dances will be walked through - all levels welcome!
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15:00
1.0 Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Courtesan Patron Roundtable - CCt 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+. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-10
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: 15th-Century Italian Thl Henry of Maldon No experience needed! Come and learn some of the easier (and popular) dances from the 15th-century Italian repertoire. Bring both of your left feet.
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15:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Constellations and Crafts Lady Judith of Massan Learn the constellations by hearing their legends and recreating their patterns in crafts.
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15:00
1.0 Fort Children's Water Battle: Clean-Up Mistress Gwynnyd After the battle, the clean-up begins. Adult or older teen assistance always welcome.
08-10
15:00
2.0 Gunnery Point on Mt Eislinn (Top of Mt Eislinn) Period Black Powder Firearms: Safety and Handling Lord Erich von Kleinfeld Firearm safety, handling, and shooting procedures for small arms and artillery, 1320-1600. Owners of period arms are requested/encouraged to bring them and help with coaching newer shooters. Powder and match are supplied by instructor. Ages 18+. Handouts for all classes: http://www.3fgburner.net/#info. Under 18 may watch, but cannot handle arms or powder.
08-10
15:00
0.5 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) German Renaissance Glass Demo (Furnace Glass) Master Arab Boy Come and watch a fully narrated, live, 2000-degree glassblowing demonstration! See how we can take this fascinating material and turn it into a never-ending variety of items! Learn about the materials we use, and how glass making techniques, its uses and value varied throughout time and culture! For this demo, see items from the 14th -16th centuries in the Dutch German Style! Family-friendly, all ages welcome, open Q&A to follow.
08-10
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Intro to pitch block-working and forming, plus tool and hammer use. Produce a period metal book cover with inlays and decorative rivets. 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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15:00
1.0 Rapier Tent Build a Rapier Tower IKEA style Lord Ælfwine Pyttel Tired of using hay bales for the corners of walls and having "That Talk" with your opponent because the shot breached the air above the hay bale? Have you been a marshal with a staff trying to be the corner and praying "Not the Face!" Well, in this class you will learn how easy it is to build a flat pack rapier tower that will be sturdy enough to lean up against, easy to take down and easy on your storage space. Class handouts will include cutting diagrams, part lists and tips on construction for hand tool and power tool users.
08-10
16:00
2.0 AEthelmearc Royal (AEthelmearc Royal) Rose Happy Hour Duchess Royalty Liaison All Roses, sitting Crowns, sitting Consorts, and sitting Principality Consorts are welcome to share stories and company. Age 21+.
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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.
08-10
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.
08-10
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
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-10
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) 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.
08-10
16:00
2.0 Performing Arts Tent KWP Auditions: 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 choreography for the roles which include fight scenes. 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 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
17:00
2.0 Rapier List 2 Master Edmund the Lame Memorial Two-Hander Tourney William "Dr." Deth Another year has passed, and we invite you to join us in celebration of the joy of two-handed swords and friendship. The format of the tourney will be determined on site by the number of participants, but our goal is to offer everyone the chance to fight as much as their heart desires. Combatants can play by cut-and-thrust rules, as long as both agree in advance. Age 18+.
08-10
17:30
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range (Thrown Weapons Range) PG+ Heckler's Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Limited to over 18 years old. Can you throw while being distracted by the tournament spectators? Come throw in this tournament to heckle and be heckled.
08-10
18:00
2.0 A&S 17 Known World Players Annual Meeting Lord Tomas Wormwood The Known World Players annual Guild meeting. Company members and newcomers alike are invited to come share ideas about the company's future, hear officers' annual reports, and discuss future productions.
08-10
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.
08-10
18:00
2.0 Great Hall Atlantia Royal Court Baroness Margaret Lad The Court of Their Royal Majesties Cuan and Adelhait, 6:00 pm EDT in the Great Hall.
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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
18:00
2.0 Youth Combat List Æthelmearc Tag Team Tournament Thl Weasel Heavy List and Youth team up for a round robin tournament.
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 2 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
1.5 Rune Stone Park Darkyard Tree Ceremony Mistress Asalah al-Hina Annual Tree Ceremony held by House Darkyard.
08-10
20:00
4.0 Historical Glassworks (Booth #109) Midnight Madness Glassblowing Demos Master Arab Boy Historical Glassworks is heating up the place with our live glassblowing demonstrations all evening from 8 pm to midnight, where we share our craziest pieces and techniques! From Renaissance German crackle glass with a modern Mojito twist to intricate Italian canework designs, or even the cup of Heroes and Kings: the Viking Age Claw Beaker! You never know what we'll come up with, manipulating 2000 degrees of molten glass right before your very eyes!
08-10
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
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Open Dancing Gregory Blount Come join us in the Dance Tent for open dancing!
08-10
21:00
2.0 Great Hall Wolgemut in Concert: A Pennsic Celebration Micha von Wolgemut ONE NIGHT ONLY Join the one and only international minstrel's troupe, Wolgemut, for a "Return of Pennsic" musical celebration.
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
07:00
3.0 Archery Archery Practice Class Baron THL Cristofanus Castellani This class is intended to provide a safe space to improve your form and craft, emphasizing appropriate interactions between teacher and student.
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08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Substitute AA Class Anne Substitute/fill in AA class.
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08:00
1.0 Dance Tent Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Gav je Hajduk All-level friendly vinyasa; all are welcome from complete beginner to experienced yogi, dancer, fighter, artisan, merchant or royal! Bring your own mat or towel and water, wear easy-to-move-in clothes. Get ready to power up and stretch!
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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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08:00
1.0 Rapier List 1 Études 1 and 2 for Single Sword (Fencing) Thl Cyrus Augur For beginner and intermediate fencers and those who teach them. These drills will focus on form, balance, movement and coordination. Étude 1 is more linear; Étude 2 adds off-line/lateral movement. Emphasis will be on learning the études for home drill, as well as taking elements out of the drill for more focused work in groups.
08-11
08:00
2.5 Youth Combat List Youth Armored Combat: Morning Dyderich Wolfhart Youth Armored Combat, all divisions, open sparring.
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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 3 Make It Personal Thl SæhildR barngóðR Ways to personalize a scroll, the fine art of scribal spying and what to do when your assignment doesn’t have a social media presence.
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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 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 11 Egyptian Faience Thl Li Xia Come learn about the precursor to modern glass, faience! We'll cover a brief history of faience followed by hands-on playing with the material. This class requires no prior experience in glass-working. Please wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. Class costs include use of all required tools, equipment and safety gear as well as all consumables. Kits will make a large quantity of beads and pendant shapes. Kits can be shared between two people, but usually people end up wanting to play with a full kit themselves.
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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.
08-11
09:00
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: War Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
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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.
08-11
09:00
1.0 A&S 16 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 18 Show What You Know: An A&S Documentation Primer Mistress Mariette de Bretagne You've got the project, now show your work! Whether you're preparing for a display or a competition, this class will help you figure out the what, when, how, and why of creating A&S documentation.
08-11
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 Dance Tent Complex Caroso for Everyone Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir The only way to learn complicated dances is to dance them! We'll tackle some of my favorites: Allegrezza d'Amore and Bizzaria d'Amore. If you've taken any dance class before, that's enough to give these a try.
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09:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Medieval Engineering: Catapults Family Point Learn about medieval ranged weapons and create your own catapult to hurl marshmallows at our "castle".
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09:00
2.0 Family Point Tent 2 Silk Painting for Teens Lady Merewen de Cottesmore Learn the basics of silk painting. Create a small piece to take home. Bring a hair dryer if you have one with you.
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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.
08-11
09:00
8.0 N33 Kiln Location (Kiln Location N33) Loading and Firing a 14th-Century Kiln Ysabel of Storvik Meet at Okewood Hall (near the food court) noon Monday to assess timing of Monday's firing (weather dependent) and 9 a.m. Thursday for that day's firing. If you miss us at Okewood, come down Battle past Three Bears, right on Long Way N33 before Shadow Clans. Firings are lengthy, drop-ins are encouraged. Stop by Okewood Hall to learn and throw pots for either firing.
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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09:00
3.0 Rapier List 1 Ansteorra Rapier Tournament Princess Toryn Seven Stitches The Ansteorra Rapier Tournament: Open to All! Format: Two out of Three Double Elimination (if time allows). If we have time constraints, the format will be adjusted on site.
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09:00
3.0 Rapier Youth List Youth Rapier Activities Baroness Wentlyanna Bengrek All youth between 6 and 17 are welcome to participate in the daily activities. Instruction and games will vary by day.
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09:00
8.0 Thrown Weapons Populace Range Populace War Point: Thrown Weapons Thrown Weapons Staff Support your kingdom by throwing to add points to the Thrown Weapons War Point! Anyone is welcome, no experience necessary!
08-11
09:30
7.0 Ansteorra royal (N06) Viking Arm Bands and Stamping Tools: Make-and-Take Master Haraldr Bassi Students will make a Viking arm band ($2) and/or their own stamp tools ($5-10), using stamping techniques based upon styles found in the Cuerdale Horde. Expect 4 hrs to make a tool, 1+ hrs to make arm bands. Students may come and go as needed to work around other commitments and may come back during other sessions if needed.
08-11
10:00
5.0 Æthelmearc 3 All Day Drop in Scribal Workshops Mistress Liadhain Drop in any time to see what's going on with calligraphy and illumination classes; different every day, check back often.
08-11
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 Mistress 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.
08-11
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.
08-11
10:00
1.5 A&S 15 Medieval-Style Mustards Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Mustard was the main condiment of the Middle Ages. Using ingredients documented for period sauces, students will blend their own mustard sauces while learning about medieval/Renaissance spices and ingredients.
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10:00
2.0 A&S 16 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
3.0 Atlantian Royal Encampment (N40) Winding on the Warp on a 4-Harness Loom Mistress Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn We will be warping a 4-harness weaving loom at Pennsic this year. Winding the warp onto the loom is the third step in the process. This is the step that is the most difficult (and tedious) to do alone, and best illustrates the value in warping a loom as a team. If you can't make it to the class itself, feel free to stop by later in the day, and we can discuss the challenges we had to resolve as we wound the warp on. (There might even still be thread to wind on!)
08-11
10:00
2.0 Battlefield Armored Bridge Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer  Battle to be fought 5 times.  Each battle will last 15 min with a 10-min break between.  5 Bridges 18’, 18’, 27’, 18’, 18’ separated by 54 feet each. Each bridge is 90 feet in length. Widths are subject to change based on numbers and will be determined at Beer and Brat.  Siege and archery in battles 1/2/3, only on inner bridges (subject to change per number of bridges). Archers can go on bridges.  Thrown weapons will be allowed on all bridges and all rounds.  Archers may not shoot from bridge to bridge. Land to bridge is allowed.  Siege Engines will only deploy 50 feet from bridge end (from the mid-point between 2 and 3 bridge and mid-point between 3 and 4).  No arrows or siege ammunition will be re-inspected between battles.  Projectile weapons will only be used on the center 3 bridges.  Point is awarded by ownership of 3 of 5 bridges. (Or 2 of 3 in the case of reduced # of bridges.)  All contested bridges will be fought to the last man standing.  No fighting or kneeling on the hay bales. Incidental contact is ok, but you cannot bear weight on the hay bales.  Breakouts are allowed.  Start line for troops is 50 feet from end of bridge. Traditional starting sides.  All holds are local with no time stop. After breakouts, holds are general. Medical holds are general and will stop the clock.  Control of centerline will determine the bridge winner; 9 feet on each side of center line at time will be fought out.
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10:00
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.
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10:00
2.0 Dance Tent Tesara: Intermediate 15th-C Italian Ribbon Dance Mistress Nicolosa d'Isenfir Tesara is a 15th-century Italian dance by Domenico that tells a visual story of weaving cloth through the arrangement of the dancers, patterns, and the rare use of ribbons. This dance is at an intermediate to advanced level so all participants are expected to be familiar with 15th-century Italian steps. Ribbons will be provided.
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10:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Yummy Norse Treasure Necklaces Thl SæhildR barngóðR 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 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. Naran Noyon will have some thumb rings to try, but you must bring your own bows and arrows, preferably with no shelf or pistol grip, and arrows should be sufficiently long to accommodate the 2-4" extra of thumb draw. Age limit 18+.
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10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
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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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10:00
1.0 Red Range Pairs Youth Shoot Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir Archers will take turns shooting at the cards. When an archer gets an arrow through both cards of a pair, they get a point (a pair). If an archer hits a card already hit by another archer, that arrow doesn’t count. The archer with the most pairs wins the game.
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10:00
2.0 Thrown Weapons Range Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff Youth Thrown Weapons Tournament for ages 5 - 17. There will be scoring in two age groups: 5 - 11, and 12 - 17. This is an annual contest and only axes are used in scoring.
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11:00
1.0 Amphitheater Play’s the Thing! Drama and Improv for Ages 5-13 Thl SæhildR barngóðR 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
6.0 Archery Archery Populace War Points Master Godric of Hamtun Shoot the Castle Window, Soldier Shoot, and Clout for War Points.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 3 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.
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11:00
1.0 A&S 4 Granulation Master Cariadoc A class, discussion and demonstration of the technique of solderless soldering believed to have been used since Etruscan times for granulation and filigree. Other jewelers who have experimented with it are invited to participate.
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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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1.0 A&S 17 Putting Punic Back in Pennsic Lady Aelia Suphunibal There's more to Carthage than the Punic Wars. Their influence on the Western Mediterranean lingered well past 146 BC. The goal of this class is to provide an overview of Punic and Neo-Punic culture in North Africa and the Western Mediterranean, plus starting points for further research on a variety of topics core to constructing and outfitting an SCA persona or adding historically accurate flavor to a Hannibal-themed event. A substantial portion of this class is on dress. Language and personal names will be covered briefly but are their own class. Revised and updated 2022. Online resources are available. Please email me: suphunibal@gmail.com .
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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.
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11:00
1.0 Family Point Tent 1 Open Crafting Time Family Point We are open for parent-guided crafts. Craft and instructions provided, but no formal instruction. Each hour is a different craft. Specific crafts posted on the schedule at Family Point.
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11:00
1.0 Performing Arts Rehearsal & CLassroom (PARC) String Theory Master Brendan O Corraidhe How do vibrating string instruments really work? For players (and aspiring players) of plucked, strummed, and bowed string instruments, an understanding of the “what’s really going on physically” can be very enlightening. Practical tips for technique and practice will also be shared. Class will also include a discussion of the medieval understanding of what was going on in the context of Aristotelian (as opposed to modern Newtonian) physics. Mathematical and scientific concepts limited to length, mass, tension, and simple fractions. Instructor has been playing guitar since the 1970s and teaching (and performing in the SCA) since the '80s, when he was an engineering student.
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11:00
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.
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11:00
1.0 Red Range Wand Shoot (Youth Shoot) Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir The target will have 3 lines. Middle line is 3 points. Side lines are 1 point each.
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12:00
3.0 A&S 4 Introduction to Cloisonné Enameling Thl Li Xia Hands on, introductory class to glass enameling on copper. Please bring a design suitable for a 1" square or circular token. No age restrictions, but this class involves flame. The instructor reserves the right to refuse anyone who demonstrates they cannot respect everyone's safety. Under age participants must have a responsible adult within audible and visual range of the tent at all times.
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12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Colettine Poor Clares' Religious Habit: 15th C. Lady Ysabeau de Chauntepiy If you have an interest in medieval nuns' habits, this class is for you. It covers the origin and first 2 centuries of the Poor Clares' religious order in western Europe, with emphasis on their traditional habit. Included are tips for recreating a historically accurate Poor Clare habit, as detailed by 15th-century reformer Colette of Corbie, as well as pointers for nuns' habits in general. The handout provides details on constructing and wearing the habit, as well as contemporary images of the Poor Clares (accurate and otherwise!).
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12:00
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.
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2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 4: Art of Constructive Criticism Pennsic Performing Arts The Art of Constructive Criticism: Giving constructive criticism is easier said than done. It can be a difficult and delicate art in and of itself. Inadvertently waffle stomping somebody is a danger. Framing or delivering your feedback in the wrong way can cause the opposite effect of what you wanted to achieve. How can we better give a critique that helps a bard improve while avoiding that which causes them to become discouraged?
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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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1.0 A&S 15 So You Want to Study Herbs Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Interested in herbs, herbalism and/or medicine in the SCA period? This class will discuss ideas for getting started, doing your research, sources, and projects. Includes question-and-and answer session. Come to ask or share knowledge! Handouts from the teacher's other/previous classes may be available for free.
08-11
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2.0 A&S 17 Phoenician-Punic Stelae Translation/Pers'l Names Lady Aelia Suphunibal Translate a Phoenician-Punic inscription or two into English and spot the personal names! Multiple inscriptions will be available. The second part of this class will explore naming conventions and the foibles of transliteration and our modern understanding of vocalization. Class materials are available here: https://wakelet.com/wake/vm8-nUPMJjMb27-aUI9sN . Please bring 3 pens, markers, or pencils of different colors. I will be bringing enough pens for 10 people.
08-11
12:00
2.0 Dance Tent Four 15th-C Italian Dances You'll Want to Know Gregory Blount This class will cover some of the most common, yet infrequently taught, dances from 15th-century Italy: Amoroso, Anello, Gelosia, and Rostiboli. We'll learn the basics, and then learn how to play with the stories that all of these dances tell.
08-11
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.
08-11
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-11
12:00
1.0 Middle Eastern Tent Ooey Gooey Belly Dance Thl Umm Iskandar Mihri Sometimes you just want to slow down and ooze through your dance. In this class we will learn technique behind slow dance movement as well as putting moves together into combinations that you can use in your own practice, around the campfires, or in your future projects. All dancers are welcome, though this class will best serve those with some experience in belly dance.
08-11
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.
08-11
12:00
2.0 Red Range Teen Carnival Shoot Lady Dagrun Gunnarsdottir (Ages 12+) Three shoots that consist of 3 shoots: Ferris wheel target, saddle shoot and balloon pop. Player with the most points wins.
08-11
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Pickup recorder consort Lady Shoshanah bas Nachman I have SATV recorders and lots of music.... come & play.
08-11
13:00
2.0 A&S 3 Roman Rag Dolls Mistress Ceara der Alcan Come learn how to make Roman Rag dolls like the ones they have unearthed in the Egypt. You will get a very brief history plus all the knowledge and tools to make your very own dolls. Please bring your own scissors.
08-11
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.
08-11
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Egyptian Nalbinding Thl Ibrahim al-Rashid Isn't nalbinding a Viking thing? Not really. Class will discuss the use of nalbinding/needle-looping in post-Roman Egypt. The first hour is discussion of extant pieces (mainly socks) from 4th-6th century Egypt including variations in stitch type and construction methods. This will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice. Limited number of needles will be available for attendees or you can bring your own blunt yarn needle.
08-11
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.
08-11
13:00
2.0 A&S 11 Open Tent Place Holder Tent Place Holder Open tent place holder.
08-11
13:00
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.)
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
2.0 A&S 16 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
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
2.0 A&S 19 Viking Wire Weave Roundtable Lady Sorcha Inghean Ui Choinin Calling all Viking Wire Weave Enthusiasts!!! Want to take your wire weaving skill to the next level? Come see more advanced techniques and projects. It's stitch-and-bitch, but with wire!
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
3.0 Fort Youth Armored Combat: Fort Battle Dyderich Wolfhart Meet at youth list at 1 pm. March to the fort at 1:15. Awards ceremony after fighting at about 3:30.
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
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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 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
2.0 Battlefield Rapier Town Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer ● 50-minute resurrection battle. ● Flags positioned as indicated on map, with 5 flags total. (Map is based on heavy bridge field design, assumed bridges to be 80 ft long.) ● Teams will have resurrection zones in each zone shown. ● Armies will deploy from inside their resurrection zone. ● Flags will be pulley type. ● Flags cannot be obscured by any object (e.g., a shield). ● There will be 3 random time checks within ±5 min of 15, 30, and 45 min. ● One marshal from the East/allies and Midrealm/allies MUST be present at each flag. ● Majority control of flags at time check scores 1 point. ● Death from behind and knee-walking are allowed. ● No rapier spears or projectile weapons (e.g., rubber band guns) are allowed. ● All holds will be local, except for a medical hold. MEDICAL HOLDS MUST BE CLEARLY ANNOUNCED BY MARSHALS. Medical holds stop the clock. ● Rez zones will be delineated on the flattest sections of the battlefield to maintain equity between the armies. ● Overall field size will be revisited once attendance is known (at the Meeting of the Crowns/Beer & Brats). o A map of the contingency battle will be drawn up and made available prior to Pennsic. ● Members from each side and a neutral party will measure all distances prior to lay-on to ensure that rez zones are fairly placed.
08-11
14:00
1.0 Dance Tent Beginner Dance: Burgundian Lady Rebecca da Firenze Come learn slow, simple and elegant dances from the Court of the Dukes of Burgundy! Beginners welcome, all ages welcome. We will be doing Danse de Cleves and Franchoise Nouvelle.
08-11
14:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal (E06) East Kingdom College of Performers Lady Pia Maletesta d'Rimini For members of the East Kingdom Performing Community. General meeting for members and friends. In East Kingdom Royal, 2 pm-4 pm on Thursday 8/11.
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 3 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.
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
1.0 A&S 7 Introduction to Fingerloop Braiding Lady Forveleth Dunde Come learn the art of fingerloop braiding! This period practice can be used to make colorful cords in a variety of patterns for jewelry, garb lacing, and more! Supplies will be provided.
08-11
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Russ and "Russia": 300 Years War Igor of Northshield Wars for dominance between Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Principality of Moscow in 14th-16th centuries. Class 3 of 3.
08-11
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Nigel's Fire-Starting Class Master Nigellus leHaie Formerly titled “How to Start a Fire Like a Moderately Intelligent Saxon”. Yes, you too can start a fire with flint and steel like a Saxon, Roman, Viking, or any other civilized culture in the Middle Ages. Includes history of fire and the flint-and-steel mechanics of starting a fire. Hands-on class: you will start a fire. You must be at least 14 years old and have your parents' or wife’s permission.
08-11
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 A&S 13 Sea Navigation in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Lord Simon de Spaldyng Into to navigation in the SCA period. Includes techniques of Norsemen, medieval Mediterranean, 15th-16th-century Iberia and Northern Europe. Some hands-on activities.
08-11
15:00
1.5 A&S 16 Origami Lotuses Lady Alina Czarneki We will fold origami lotuses. This class is suitable for all ages.
08-11
15:00
2.0 A&S 17 North African Wrapped Dresses Lady Maria Beatriz la Mora This class will cover women's Maghribi wrapped dresses, and examine the similarities and differences with other people who wore this style, including Romans, Celts, and Vikings. We will also look at accompanying undergarments and accessories. If you want to be wrapped up before you go, bring 5-6 yards of light linen or cotton fabric, 55-60" wide. You will also need a belt or rope, and two very large safety pins, brooches, or kilt pins. Kilt pins and simple penannular brooches will be available as class materials at $3-5/pair.
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 College (Strawberry Fields B06 (off eLeri Lane between Ankara and Visby Vale)) Knowne World Courtesans' Social - CCt 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. Search Thing for "CCt" to see all activities in the Courtesan College track!
08-11
15:00
1.0 Dance Tent Known World Dance Symposium Bid Session Gregory Blount KWDS has been a bit disrupted by the plague, but we have a bid for 2023! Come hear about what having a bid involves, and learn about the 2023 bid.
08-11
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.
08-11
15:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Advanced Engraving Lord T W Hand-engraving on copper plate. Letters and design work. Students will create a wax seal. Age 18+.
08-11
15:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Range Two-Handed Weapon Tournament Thrown Weapons Staff This is a tournament of two-handed axe throwing.
08-11
16:00
2.0 Armored List Blue 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
2.0 A&S 8 RúnValdr Lady Arastorm In period, runes were very rarely used for divination, but there are many examples of runes being used for magic. This is a system that shows, for example, how to use Norse or Anglo-Saxon runes to hear even at distance, or to awaken inanimate objects. This is a system of energy manipulation using runes and another set of symbols. This workshop introduces the symbols and what each of them is used for, and includes the attunement. It does not include introduction to runes. You may take this workshop without knowing the runes, but you will need to learn them to be able to use this system. You will be able to use this technique immediately.
08-11
16:00
1.0 Dance Tent Meet-the-Dance-Faculty Social Gregory Blount Everyone is invited to meet the people who make the Pennsic School of European Dance happen! This event is open for all students and dancers to meet this year's faculty and staff. We encourage all to attend. A group picture of staff and teachers will be taken!
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
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
08-11
16:00
2.5 Guild Mirandola Gold Leaf Methods for Parchment, Perg, and Paper Lady Dosalena Della Mirandola Understand gold leaf methods for illumination through a sample of period and modern glue as well as applications. Class will focus on period fish glue, garlic, glair, plus modern gesso, permacol and miniatum for paper and parchment. Learn application tricks for glue and tips for a perfect finish in both period and modern methods. Bring your gilding questions and problems for troubleshooting and analysis! Create small gilded sampler on parchment, pergamenata, and paper. All materials included.
08-11
16:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent The Brendan Show: Favorites Old and New Master Brendan O Corraidhe Master Brendan O Corraidhe reprises favorite songs, poems, and tales going back to Pennsic X.
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
17:00
3.0 Singles Camping (B-08) Beginning Period-ish Feather Work for Fletching Timothy of Sherwood Feather fronts will not peel up even when shot deep into targets. No expensive modern jig needed. Cut profiles you design. Silk thread and a 7" long dowel piece used to learn. Arrows made with this process won a kingdom championship, several tournaments and outscored a grand master bowman. This process allows one to quickly and easily rescue flights and thread from broken arrows saving money and time. Nocks, points, documentation, spine, cresting and straightening are not our focus. Please bring note-taking materials.
08-11
17:30
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
1.0 Meridies Land (N03) Meridies Royal Court Duchess Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir Meridies Royal Court.
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
3.0 A&S 4 SCA Librarians' Roundtable Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa A gathering for librarians, library fans and bibliophiles. First half hour to be devoted to swapping research tips.
08-11
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 Jewish Art and Illumination of 14th-Century Spain Thl Seathan MacDhabhidh The paintings and illuminations found in the Sarajevo Haggadah, printed around 1350 in Barcelona, Spain.
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
19:00
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.
08-11
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
3.5 Great Hall Midrealm Court Sir Lothar Nachtshatten Midealm's Pennsic Court - Draco Invictus!
08-11
20:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Simply SCAdian: No Title Required Live at Pennsic Mistress Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia Join Lucas and Zsof, hosts of Simply "SCAdian: No Title Required" for a live version of their popular Zoom-cast. We'll be streaming live from the stage at Pennsic.
08-11
21:00
3.0 Dance Tent Beginners' Ball Gregory Blount At the Beginners' Ball, we teach all of the dances. Never danced? Not a problem! A perfect ball for the eager but still learning. No partner is needed. Bring your friends! All musicians are welcome, too! The pit is open! The more the merrier!
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
07:00
3.0 Archery Archery Practice Class Baron THL Cristofanus Castellani This class is intended to provide a safe space to improve your form and craft, emphasizing appropriate interactions between teacher and student.
08-12
08:00
1.0 A&S 15 Recovery for All Lady Gráinne MacCleud 12-step meetings for those who "trudge the Road of Happy Destiny" within any program.
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
4.0 Archery Archery Populace War Point Master Godric of Hamtun Format: The Pennsic Populace Archery War Point consists of three separate shoots; each shoot is worth 1 War Point for a total of 3 War Points. The winner of each shoot is determined by total number of points tallied by archers over the course of the War. Scores will be tallied each day and posted in the Marshals' Tent. Any member of the populace may participate. Multiple individuals may share a bow; however, it must be inspected with each user to ensure safety. Description: There are 3 parts to the populace shoot. Castle Clout Shoot (1 Point): The target is a simulated castle turret. Archers will be shooting at about 100 yards into a square of approximately 27 feet by 27 feet giving an approximate area of 729 square feet. There will be a moat monster protecting the castle in front at about 50 yards. This is an untimed shoot; archers are allowed 6 arrows or bolts. Scoring for this shoot is as follows: 1 point for inside the moat. 2 points for hitting the moat monster. 3 points for inside the castle. 4 points for hitting objects inside the castle. Soldier Shoot (1 Point): The archers will shoot 6 arrows or bolts, untimed, at the soldiers that are invading. These targets will be set at approximately 15 yards, 35 yards, 45 yards, and 55 yards. Any arrow or bolt hitting the painted portion of the target scores as follows: 1 point for the 15-yard target. 2 points for the 35-yard target. 3 points for the 45-yard target. 4 points for the 55-yard target. Castle Window Shoot (1 Point): Archers will shoot 6 arrows or bolts, untimed, at a castle window located between 25 and 35 yards. The castle window will be at least 8 inches wide and 36 inches tall. There will be an object inside the castle window. Scoring will be as follows: 1 point for each arrow or bolt inside the castle window, 2 points for each arrow or bolt inside the object in the castle window.
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
09:00
14.0 A&S 14 Modern Gaming: War Week Open Gaming A place, with power, to play modern games from 9 am to 10:30 pm every day.
08-12
09:00
3.0 Dance Tent Dance Floor Break-Down Pennsic Dance Staff Please come and help us break down the dance floor. The floor is an amazing resource that lets us dance all throughout War safely and happily. If you can't come at 9 am, please do drop by later!
08-12
09:00
1.5 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons MIT Class: Test and Final Questions Thrown Weapons Staff Ask any final questions and take the MIT test.
08-12
09:30
3.0 Thrown Weapons Range Thrown Weapons Range Tear-Down and Storage Thrown Weapons Staff Come help us tear down the range and put it away. Immediately after the Known World Marshals' Meeting.
08-12
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.
08-12
10:00
2.0 Battlefield Armored Field Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer 5 passes, last man standing victory condition, no resurrection, all holds are general. CA & Siege allowed on battles 1/2/3. 10-minute break between. Traditional starting sides, no gleaning. No inspection of ammunition between battles.
08-12
10:00
2.0 East Kingdom Royal (E06, corner of Low Road and Berwick Road, a block south of troll.) East Kingdom Royal Pack Down Master Samuel Peter DeBump Taking down the common area for East Kingdom Royal and packing it into the trailer.
08-12
10:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Japanese Stab Bookbinding Lord T W Assemble your own book with Japanese stab bookbinding. Learn this simple but elegant bookbinding style in an hour. Age 18+.
08-12
10:00
2.0 Rapier List 1 Cut-and-Thrust Spear and Polearm Tournament Master Tedesco da Venezia Fencers must start each pass with a spear or other polearm, and may also carry any number of other arms onto the field, such as a sword, shield, dagger, or parrying device. (Including rubber daggers!) Fencers are encouraged to try different weapons and combinations in each match. Cutting and chopping blows with spears and polearms are experimental in the Middle Kingdom, and any C&T authorized fencer from any kingdom may participate with consent to be so struck. (If a fencer wishes to participate but not use experimental weapons, both fencers must use commercial spears with standard SCA fencing rules for Cut-and-Thrust.) As polearms are two-handed cutting weapons, fencers should have sturdy hand protection: metal, plastic, or hardened leather gauntlets; HEMA hand protection such as SPES, Red Dragon, SparringGlove.com; or ice hockey gloves with dense padding that meets SCA Cut-and-Thrust Fencing coverage requirements for two-handed weapons. (Seriously, I’ve already had my fingers trapped between two hafts in this experiment, rigid gauntlets are highly recommended.) A variety of polearms such as partisans, halberds, axes, spears, etc., will be available for loan. If you’ve never fenced cutting with polearms before, please make an effort to practice ahead of this tournament. I will have them near the fencing tent all week. You MUST have a Midrealm C&T marshal present to even do pick-ups with these experimental weapons, as all passes MUST be reported. Polearm heads can be made from leather, rubber, or foam in accordance with the experiment guidelines. While SCA Armored Combat “Heavy” weapons may satisfy these requirements, they will NOT be allowed in this tournament. Commercial spear heads currently permitted in SCA rapier are allowed for cutting blows. Steel weapons may be used against any polearm. Tournament format: Find someone you haven’t fought, fight 3 passes, and report the number of wins for each fencer to the list minister. Extra points will be awarded to those who try multiple weapons or combinations. If you complete all of your passes, you may refight the same fencers, but please give list priority to people who haven’t completed their first round. If you fight the same fencer a second time, you must try a different weapon or combination than you did the first time.
08-12
10:30
1.0 Thrown Weapons Tent Thrown Weapons Marshals' Closing Meeting Thrown Weapons Staff Open to all Known World Thrown Weapons marshals. Range tear-down immediately after the meeting.
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
2.0 A&S 9 Bardic Symposium 5: Improving Bardic Competitions Pennsic Performing Arts The Bardic Symposium is an open gathering for special forums, topics, and discussions for the Bardic Community. Competitions are a primary activity in many kingdoms. Sometimes they can be a positive experience that encourages their participants. Then, there are the others. Is there a way this can be improved? How to keep the aspects that work while adjusting those that do not? Wrapping Up: What can we improve? What's missing? What classes do we want to see taught that aren't? What topics do we want to discuss? How can we make the bardic arts and its class tracks even better?
08-12
12:00
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Repoussé and Chasing Lord T W Hands-on class; we will make a copper foil rose. Introduction into the techniques of moving metal. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
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
1.5 Gryphon's Tea (D2 (old Cafe Merhaba location)) Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation Master Albrecht Catsprey Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales. Age 18+.
08-12
13:00
1.0 Performing Arts Tent Pennsic Youth Commedia Dress Rehearsal Pennsic Performing Arts Youth Commedia Closed Dress Rehearsal.
08-12
13:30
1.0 Livonia Smithery (170) Beginning Engraving Lord T W Hands-on class. Intro to tools, first cuts, graver control. Student will learn both hand-held and hammer-struck engraving. Children under 18 should have an adult with them, the adult need not take the class.
08-12
14:00
1.5 Battlefield Rapier Field Battle Master Maximilian der Zauberer ● 5 Battles. ● 1 Life per Combatant. Winner of each battle gets one War Point. Last man standing. ● Death from behind and knee-walking are allowed. ● No rapier spears or projectile weapons (i.e., rubber band guns) are allowed. ● Mid/East to deploy on their traditional half of the battlefield for every Battle. ● 10 minutes between each battle to rest, water, and redeploy. ● All holds are general.
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 KWP Auditions: 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 choreography for the roles which include fight scenes. Be prepared to stay for the entire time block and wear clothes that you can move in.
08-12
16:00
1.0 Battlefield Closing Ceremonies Master Maximilian der Zauberer Closing Ceremonies.
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
16:00
1.0 Great Dark Horde (E10) Yoga for Anyone and Everyone Oavan All-level friendly, basic vinyasa class, open to complete beginners & seasoned yogis. Bring your own mat, towel & water, prepare to work and relax.
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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