On March 8, 2014 the Shire of Hartshorn-dale invites Artisans of all types to exhibit the fruits of their labors at the return of their very popular Artisans’ Challenge and Display. Exhibitors are especially encouraged to take up one of many challenges that have been issued by a great many admirers of art and science. Each challenger has set their own bar and everyone is encouraged to explore the list of challenges to see where they can shine! A general display will also be had. Attendees can look forward to a full afternoon of sharing their love of arts and sciences with many like-minded folk. All attendees are encouraged to bring tokens to leave with displays that they find especially meritorious.
The Shire of Nordenhal (Kingston, NY) is very pleased to once again offer a day full of classes to help you accessorize, embellish, and otherwise add those special touches that turn your garb from functional to fantastic.
Wear Schola IV will take place on November 16, 2013 at the Church of the Comforter Church Hall Wynkoop Place, Kingston, NY Reservations received before October 15th will receive a discounted event fee. Please see the event announcement on the East Kingdom website for details and specific instructions about how to register.
In addition to the traditional slate of classes, there will be a heavy list tournament (weather permitting) and Poison Pen Press will be vending throughout the day.
The event has made arrangements with several local hotels if you need overnight accommodations for this event. Details are on the event announcement. Please contact Autocrat Lady Ailionora inghean Ronain with any questions you may have about the event.
You are cordially invited to St. Eligius Celebration of the Arts and Sciences, being held on November 16th in Meriden CT. The St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition has an unusual format this year and is designed to be something like a martial tourney, so this contest demands face-to-face scoring. Each contestant declares his entry(s) as belonging to one of the following groups: (Yes, it is possible to have entries in 2 groups.)
Novices have entered a few small competitions (or none) & feel rather inexperienced in A&S contests. (Analogy: competes in Rookie’s Tourney)
Artisans have entered competitions and have experienced getting feedback & refining their entry so it shows to best advantage. (Analogy: Cadet’s/Squire’s Tourney)
Experienced competitors have entered several local or Kingdom-wide contests. This group also includes any Laurel whose entry is anything-BUT-what-they-were-laureled-for. (Analogy: competes in King & Queen’s Champion Tourney)
Laurels & masters are either members of the Order of the Laurel entering examples of the work(s) for which they received their recognition, or any non-Laurel who chooses to enter in this group and are demonstrating their mastery of an art or science. (Analogy: competes in Crown Tourney or Best of the Knowne World Tourney)
Since it is the combatants who declare the winner of a martial bout, St. Eligius entrants will score entries in their contest group. Orientation to scoring will be available for each entrant and an ombudsman-consultant will be available to each group. The St. Eligius 12 Questions sheet should accompany entries (strongly recommended), but other documentation would be accepted. There is no age limit on entries. Bring your best but limit yourself to no more than 5 entries–although an entry can contain several items.
Research papers are limited to 8 pages & must be submitted electronically by Nov 3rd. Though read by non-contestants, face-to-face scoring will occur.
Prizes will be awarded for each of the 4 contest groups: Novice, Artisan, Experienced competitor, and Laurels & masters. Prizes will also be awarded in focused contests: Progress, Medieval Moment, Best SCA Kludge, Populace’s Choice, Baron’s Choice, and the Master Alexander the Younger Challenge.
Complete rules, St. Eligius 12 Questions documentation sheet, and score sheet are at the Dragonship Haven event website.
A display is planned so people are encouraged to exhibit beautiful and marvelous works to amuse and astonish those present.
We are hoping to see you at this event. We want to see how this contest works out. Be prepared to give feedback!
No celebration is complete without the work of the artists, artisans, and makers of the Known World, for it is through their efforts that we can step back in time. Bring forth your best arts and sciences and enter the Stonemarche Baronial and Northern Region A&S Championships!
Items may have been entered in previous competitions or displays.
All skill levels welcome.
This is a popular vote competition–the people voting may not know much about your project, so come prepared to make your case!
Participants will be given detailed entry forms to fill out on site, but extra documentation is welcome.
Entry forms will ask:
1.) What is the project?
2.) What is its date and place?
3.) What historical artifact inspired you, and what did you do to learn more about it?
4.) How is your entry made like the historical one?
5.) How is it different?
6.) What did you learn from making this?
7.) What would you do differently?
The Great Hall at Pennsic 42 was filled with kingdom banners, tables of artisans displaying their skills, and the buzz of the crowds. Here and there intriguing items poked above the heads of the spectators: a large painting. Dresses displayed on mannequins. A folding German clothes closet. Welcome to the Known World A&S Display.
The East was well represented in a wide variety of skills on display. On the culinary front, Galefridus Peregrinus sat behind a number of small dishes of olives cured from different period recipes. Judith bas Rabbi Mendel talked to visitors about how the contents of the Jewish seder plate changed throughout SCA period.
One week ago, at Bhakail’s Baronial Investiture, THLady Isabelle de Montreuil sur Mer stepped up as the new Chancellor of the East Kingdom University. Lady Isabelle has acted as my deputy for the past year, and I have every confidence that she will take the EKU onto new and greater things. I will be staying on as deputy chancellor for the next few months to help Lady Isabelle transition into the office.
Also, Lady Isabelle and I would like to announce that the EKU will be sponsoring a Service University. This event will take place on November 23rd in the Barony of Stonemarche. This event will be dedicated to presenting classes about the jobs, roles, and positions that make our society and kingdom function. Potential topics include classes on officer roles, event staff, leadership, mentoring, teaching, and more! More information, and a formal event announcement, will be coming shortly.
The Society Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology, and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. Primary duties are coordinating the efforts of kingdom Arts and Sciences officers and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study. The Minister also assists the Chronicler of the Society and the editors of Society publications in confirming the validity of research presented to the membership.
Further details and the application addresses can be found on the SCA Corporate website. The application deadline is August 1, 2013.
Lady Elysabeth Underhill, East Kingdom University Chancellor, is pleased to announce a new resource on the East Kingdom University website.
The home page of the website now contains a list of events throughout the kingdom that are holding A&S classes. Please note that these are not EKU events, but events with classes hosted by local groups.
The EKU staff will try to keep this list updated throughout the year. It is hoped that this list could be useful for those looking to learn a specific skill, or for teachers who may want to get some practice delivering their class before Pennsic!
If there is an event not listed that should be, please contact the EKU’s webminister, Norana Cantrell
The Shire of Hartshorn-dale (Blue Bell, PA) invites one and all to A Day in the Solar: Saturday, June 8, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Come and enjoy a day in the solar. Work on some embroidery or your hand sewing of garb. An area will also be set up for those doing more modern garb work (sewing machines). We will also have an area set up for those who wish to practice a more period experience; an “enchanted ground” if you will, where no modern equipment (other than what the site has for us in electric lights, etc.) will be in evidence. Another area will be available for guild meetings. Contact the event coordinator (email at the end of this article) to schedule time for your group.
All those folks doing hand work and socializing will need some entertainment, and we hope that musicians, bards, story tellers and entertainers will join us to amuse and be amused. Food is being provided (John Marshall atte Forde is our head cook) but attendees are welcome, nay invited, to bring things they want to share. Desserts will particularly be welcome. There is no site fee, but donations will be gladly accepted to help defray costs (should donations exceed costs, they will be donated to the church that so graciously allows us to use their facilities).
All attendees will be asked to sign in and either show proof of membership or sign the waiver. Since there is no fee, pre-registration is not necessary, but if you know you’re planning to come, a note to the coordinator (email address below) will be appreciated for planning purposes.
Questions about food are encouraged to be directed to the coordinator before the day of the event.
The event is at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pk., Blue Bell, PA 19422 near the intersection of Rt 202 and 73, slightly north of Norristown. See the event announcement on the East Kingdom website for detailed directions.
The coordinator for this event is Elizabet Marshall who can be contacted at kandyflingATgmailDOTcom.
Blowing snow and the threat of a blizzard could not keep the ardorous inhabitants of the Barony of Endewearde from their annual winter gathering to celebrate love in all its many expressions.
The Tourney of Love was held this past Saturday February 16th in the Barony of Endewearde. It is a day filled with fighting, fencing, arts, music, food and fun. At stake is the coveted pink baldric of the “Champeen o’ Love”. Only the most ardent and versatile gentle earns the baldric since the right to wear the baldric comes from the entrant’s combined scores in all three of the day’s competitions: Fencing, Arts & Sciences, and Heavy List combat. Lord Ané du Vey has held the esteemed title of Champeen o’ Love for three years running and this year only one contender had the fortitude and versatility to enter all three categories and thus challenge him for the right to wear the pink and lace confection that signifies his status. Read on to find out if Lord Ané kept the coveted baldric or was forced (?) to surrender the magnificent regalia. Continue reading »