A and S — Making and Doing — May 27th

Are you illuminating a thing? Or weaving a thing? Are you finger-looping or knitting? Are you embroidering or sewing something?

Bring it to A & S tomorrow and get in a little work on it. Show what you are doing to all of the folks gathering for the SUPER-EXCITING meeting tomorrow!

NEW Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directionshttp://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time12 PM-ish

We are much more accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, sun umbrella, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs. Probably a snack, too. Brownies are speaking to me this week.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the artists who teach the classes.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

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A and S — Fletching — Sunday, May 13th

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FLETCHING!

Yes, it is Mother’s Day. Yes, it may rain; if it does, we may cancel this week’s A&S. Call me for verification if you wish, I will also post on FB.

FLETCHING!
Tomorrow/Sunday is A&S in BMDL, and this week’s class is on modern fletching, and will be taught by Master Urho Waltterinen. This is only the second time that Urho has taught for us, so please take advantage of this rare opportunity. Because this is a time-consuming process, as we must wait for the glue to dry, we are starting a little earlier than usual at 12:30. All of the jigs, glue, shafts, feathers and all the other things will be brought for us to learn on. Thanks, Urho!!

Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time: 12:30 PM.  Weather permitting!

NEW Standard disclaimers here:

We are much more accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, boots, sun umbrella, foul weather gear, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so please make appropriate preparations.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and by those who teach.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

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A and S — Bardic Circle — Sunday, May 6th

Sunday!

Sunday!

Sunday!

Bardic Circle!

May 6th! Washington Blvd practice site, 1 PM!

Everyone is invited — bards, wanna-be bards, new people, choir members, band members, drummers, I-don’t-know-the-goddamn-words singers, loud singers, cowbell players, yes, you should come too. Can’t sing? Sit next to me, you’ll sound great! Instruments welcome, singers welcome, everybody welcome!

I will be bringing some printouts from here and elsewhere:   http://www.aebards.org/songs/. Alas, I will not be able to set up a campfire for us to sit around, but that means we can be free-form instead of circular!

NEW Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time1 PM.

NOW: We are much more accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, sun umbrella, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

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A and S — Meet the Royal — April 26

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Thursday, April 26th is our last A&S meeting at Victory Pointe!

Everyone is invited to come and meet our newly crowned Queen Siobhan! Her Majesty will answer our questions, discuss awards, and tell how to address a person by their proper honorific. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the “court”ly side of our game!

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

A and S — Coronation Gifts — April 19

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Thursday, April 19th is once again A&S time!

The Coronation of Sven and Siobhan is at hand, and as always, our Baron and Baroness will be presenting the newly crowned royals with a basket of gifts from the Barony. This week, I will have my sewing machine, box of threads, scissors, fabric, and other bits needed to make items to fill the basket. Show the generosity of our people with the contribution of your time and effort.

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

A and S — Sew Easy Garb — April 12

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Thursday, April 12th is once again A&S time!

Whether you are going to the Coronation of Sven and Siobhan or not, you might want to make some Finnish garb. This Thursday, Ihala Auvinen will help us create an underdress and an overdress. You’ll find documentation here: https://ravencrosspress.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/eura-underdress-the-family-look-pt-1/ .

To make an underdress, bring 2 yards of 60″ wide fabric (linen, faux-linen, wool, cotton). This is a zero waste pattern with no gussets or gores! WASH and DRY your fabric to pre-shrink it.

To make an overdress, bring enough fabric to wrap around your body comfortably. Also, bring a woven belt and brooches or pins for the shoulders.

I will have my sewing machine, box of threads, and scissors. Bring anything else you think you’ll need, such as paper and pencil to take notes or make diagrams.

Want to read more?  http://www.katajahovi.org/en/costumes.html

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

KWHSS: Upcoming Deadlines

Oyez, Oyez!

It is just over two months until the Known World Heralds and Scribes event and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Have you made your reservations yet?  Our hotel block is available until May 17th, 2018 and the pre-registration rate is good until May 31st, 2018.  Make your reservations early and often! Here’s the link to our hotel page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/hotel.php

Are you thinking about teaching a class?  Our class coordinators, Mistress Antoinette (KWHSSScribalClasses@aeheralds.net) and Master Kameshima (KWHSSHeraldicClasses@aeheralds.net) are there to help if you have any questions.  Check out our classes page (http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/classlist.php) to sign up for classes and see the list of classes planned for the event.  The deadline for submitting a class for the booklet is May 24th, 2018.

For the most up-to-date information and further details please see our website (www.debatablelands.org/KWHS)!

Please forward and repost!

In Service,
Baron Alaric and THLady Raven
Event Stewards

A and S — Make and Take and Be Warm — April 5

Tomorrow, Thursday April 5th is once again A&S time!

Ever been to War Practice? This year, it is May 17-20, 2018 at Cooper’s Lake, and you can expect the weather to be dry, sunny, calm, and warm. Or….possibly not.

If you would stay warm, come to Make and Take to construct your very own Bag of (Heat) Holding  to keep you toasty all day long! Need a photo? Here you go:

In addition, drawstring bags can be quite handy: they hide your cell phone or inhaler, contain your loose change, hold a project-in-progress.

 

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

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A and S — Is Moving in MAY!!

Greetings!

Eventually, spring will be here, and we all need to be out in the sunshine, so A&S will be too! Not in April, because the weather is too uncertain, but in May, A&S will move to the Washington Boulevard practice site on Sundays at 1 PM.

http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/ is where you will find the times for all the martial practices and a link to the site directions.

A  HUGE and heartfelt THANK YOU to Victory Pointe for hosting our A&S evenings for the last year and a half! We will see you in the fall when the weather gets too cold outside.

Send your questions or comments to ansminister at debatablelands.org

In service to the Barony —
Elss of Augsburg, Minister of Arts and Sciences
Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy Minister of Arts and Sciences

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