June 26 – 28, 2020 in the Kingdom of Artemisia (Ogden, UT)
June 26 – 28, 2020 in the Kingdom of Artemisia (Ogden, UT)
Greetings unto the artisans of the East Kingdom,
The Barony of An Dubhaigeainn and the Crown Province of Ostgardr are looking for site token bids for the upcoming Coronation of Ozzur and Fortune. We would love to give artisans from all over our vast kingdom to submit a concept for the site tokens. Any and all token ideas are welcome.
The coronation date is April 6th.
We are looking for about 500 tokens. You will be reimbursed for up to $200 materials and time.
Please email me with your proposals by Wednesday, February 13th.
Master Dagonell Collingwood, Society Deputy for Known World Symposium Advertisements, has shared a list of the dates and locations for the six Known World Symposia for this year.
Known World Ministers of Arts and Sciences Summit
Kingdom of Gleann Abhann
March 14, 2019
Known World Historical Combat Studies Symposium
Kingdom of Calontir
War of the Lilies
June 7 – June 11, 2019
Greetings unto the populace of the Great East Kingdom,
Be it known, the Fashion Show held at the Market Day at Birka has again highlighted many creative and talented gentiles of our kingdom, and the fruits of their labors. The fashion show had an enormous number of participants this year, competing in a variety of categories: early period (600-1100), middle period (1100-1450), late period (1450-1600), youth/child, group entry, newcomer, and the Queen’s Challenge of DC Comics & Marvel Superheroes and Villains!
Many competitors participated in multiple categories, indulging Her Royal Majesty Vienna with their creativity and love of comics, while infusing the theme into a particular time period, location or style. Among the most popularly recreated and medievalist infused heroes and villains were Wonder Woman, Captain America and Poison Ivy. Wonder Woman variations appeared throughout our period of study, in Viking, German, Late Period fitted and more. Alas, Her Majesty could name only one challenge winner. Thus did she choose as her Victor, Lorenz the Venetian Joker!!
The children of the kingdom were of great pleasure to all, and caused many a royal squee! Emerging victorious in the youth and child category was Isaac of Concordia of the Snows, appearing as Ronin Hawkeye. The assembled populace was particularly amused and filled with smiles as this category had many entrants who radiated joy and were just plain adorable. Her Majesty Vienna was moved to gift each child competitor with a hand knitted blue tiger kitten, similar to those highly sought after in the Velociraptor running and conquering of the toy box.
Who wouldn’t crack a smile at these competitors?!
Entering the group category, Baron Robert dwe Makminne and Baroness Emma Makilmone strong arm their way onto the runway in eye piercing green and purple as the Hulks constructed in Viking style, and approach the runway complete with Hulk grimace and stomping! Thus, they were named victorious in the group category.
In a flurry of red, white and blue, appearing as Cap-Tang-America, Katerinka Luovicha was named winner of the early period category. Her garb was both pretty and functional, boasting hand stamped fabric with white stars in the center of a circle applied to blue fabric, and red and white stripped bottoms
Capturing the spirit of Dark Phoenix, in a gorgeous red Mongolian outfit including a gold sash embellished with a phoenix, Wladysalw Nyilas emerged at the top of the rankings in the middle period category.
Gliding onto the runway and claiming the winning spot in the late period category, Cathaine Reiter presented as a German inspired rendition of Rouge.
Cap-Tang-America and Dark Phoenix photo by Marian Kirkpatirck
Rouge photo by Cateline La Broderesse
Among other competitors were various villains and superheroes. Although it was not required that a competitor enter the Queen’s Challenge, many chose to fulfill her majesties whim.
Photos by Marian Kirpatrick
By Lord Mat Wyck
The casual event had started simply enough, one of a series of small, occasional fencing opportunities loosely organized in Malagentia to promote more bladework in fun and interesting outdoor environments.
But for the ambitious half-dozen folks who participated, the day evolved into a proving ground for a variety of period gear, testing the technology of the middle ages against a two-mile mountain hike along trails blanketed with a good 5 or 6 inches of snow. It did, to be sure, culminate with ferocious fencing in the shadow of a stone wizard’s tower atop a treacherous mountain peak.
Everyone learned a few things about their kit and themselves, and gladly share those bits of knowledge through this written dispatch. Continue reading
Have you ever read an event announcement, and when you finished laughing, cleared your schedule so that you could attend? After reading the Quintavian Iron Scribe announcement, several of your trusty EK Gazette editors did just that.
[Movie announcer voice]
IN A WORLD where the perg never dries right and the paint won’t mix properly, one small Shire is out to change the world!
Do you feel like the martial activities get all the tournaments?
Do you want a challenge and to stretch your scribal muscles?
Do you want to be considered a scribal superhero?
Do you want to help reduce the back log?
Do you have what it takes to prove that you are… the ScribEast*?!?
Then we have an event for you!
[cue exciting chase scene music]
From the Shire that brought you Embroidery Schola, Scribal Schola, Schola in the Shire and many many Royal Progress Events, comes the silliest blockbuster event of the season. IRON SCRIBE!
One Scribe, One Scroll, One Day!
A Message From the Gift Coordinator
Unto the populace of the East Kingdom do I, Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova, send greetings, I have the honor to serve as Gift Coordinator for Their Majesties Wilhelm and Vienna, and I humbly come to you today on Their behalf.
The artisans of the East Kingdom are known to be gifted craftspeople and Their Majesties, in Their inestimable wisdom, wish to display the talents of our populace while travelling the glorious lands of our Kingdom and the Known World.
In order to proudly showcase our Artisans, the Kingdom relies on your generosity in filling the Royal Gift Chest with pleasing and useful items.
At the moment, we need assistance with largesse destined for Baronage holding our noble Eastern lands and for those newly arrived in our Society. In an effort to support Their Majesties in displaying the hospitality and generosity for which the East Kingdom is known, we are also in search of volunteers to help with the gift baskets intended to the Royal Cousins visiting us at Birka, and Royalty welcoming us at the far lands hosting Gulf Wars and Aedult Swim.
If needed, below is a list containing suggestions of items that would make wonderful largesse. Please remember that this list is not restrictive and we encourage you to be creative with your works of art.
Arts and Crafts
Clothing and Accessories
Paper & Ink
If you would like to donate to the Royal Gift Chest or should you have any questions about largesse, please contact me at email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you.
Their Majesties are grateful for your generosity in sharing your skills with the East Kingdom.
Yours in Service,
Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova
Our twenty-fourth Research Paper comes to us from the members of the Accademia della Danza, chiefly of the Barony of Carolingia and the Shire of Quintavia. It has been their mission these past two years to transcribe and decode an original fifteenth-century manuscript that may be a reference book? an archive? a mystery and a riddle of the terpsichorean arts? Look within and learn what they have discovered! (Prospective future contributors, please check out our original Call for Papers.)
The Gresley Dance Collection