A and S — Upcoming Schedule

Greetings all!

Pennsic is looming, do you think you’ll have questions or need information? Just might need a contact, just in case? Contact me via text (as I will have no internetz when I am on site), and I am happy to help!

I urge all of you to take as many classes as you can. This a great way to learn, and it’s free!

Anyway, here’s what’s up with Barony A&S in the near future:

Jul 22 – No A&S : Personal Pre-Pennsic Panic Day!
Jul 29 – No A&S : Attend classes! Visit bardic circles! Do fun!
Aug 5 – No A&S : Save handouts! Take notes! Make stuff!
Aug 12 – No A&S : Post-Pennsic fall down go boom.

Aug 19 – Pennsic Tale Telling! Bring your handouts, stories, and notes, and share the fun of Pennsic with all of us; everyone is welcome even if you didn’t go to the war. Living vicariously is perfectly period!

I will post a reminder after Pennsic, this list is for your planning pleasure!

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
Arts & Sciences Meeting

See you at the War!
THL Elss of Augsburg

 

 

Demo — August 30 — Save the Date!

Dear friends —

Save the date! I know everyone is super busy with Pennsic prep, but I wanted to let everyone know that we were invited to demo at the Children’s Museum Medieval Maker night on Thursday, August 30, from 6:30 to 9:30.

This is a 21 + event, so no clearances are required. They are looking for 20-25 demonstrators, and are looking for fiber artists (weavers, nalbinders, knitters, dyers, enbroiderers, and all the rest), calligraphers, illuminators, equestrians, fighters, fencers, siege engineers, musicians, singers, dancers, royalty – you name it!

i Genesii has been the first to step up, they will be running a play date and getting spectators involved! Who else will be there?

We had several makeshop demos with them, and they really like working with the SCA. They are very flexible and accommodating, so if you want to be a part of it, let me know!

More details to follow. It will be awesome!

THL Luceta di Cosimo

Find contact info on the award-winning Barony website, under the Resources drop-down, in the Dark Pages.

A and S — Garb Swap — Sunday, July 15

No, A&S will not “be” the garb swap, but because it is such a fun and exciting and distracting time, there will be no formal class this Sunday. I will be there as usual, weaving or fingerlooping, so feel free to join me. I will have all the stuff needed to braid.

Location: Washington Blvd martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time: 1:00 PM.  Weather permitting!

Standard disclaimers here:

We are now 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, rain boots, scuba suit, 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 and the teachers themselves.

See you on Sunday!
Elss

A and S — Pennsic Gift Basket — Sunday, July 8

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
Arts & Sciences Meeting

String!

Braiding!

Fingerlooping!

Location: Washington Blvd martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time: 1:00 PM.  Weather permitting!

With Pennsic fast approaching, Their Majesties are in need of items for the gift basket that will be exchanged with the Kingdom of Meridies.

We will be braiding medallion cords or fingerlooping laces out of black and white/silver crochet cotton, and as usual I will have all the stuff needed. However, if you have embroidery thread or other  stuff you would like to use up, please bring it along.

Standard disclaimers here:

We are now 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, rain boots, scuba suit, 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 and the teachers themselves.

See you tomorrow!
Elss

Pennsic Baronial Reception – Sunday, Aug 5th, 5pm, AE Royal

Hello Debatable Lands!

Just a quick note to invite all Debatable Landers and friends (the more, the merrier!) to the Debatable Lands Baronial Reception at Pennsic.

Come socialize, eat, and enjoy Court with your friends and neighbors! A light dinner will be provided by Lady Kattera.

When: Sunday, August 5th, 5pm – 8pm
Where: AEthelmearc Royal Encampment at Pennsic (next to Chirurgeons)
Who: Everyone is invited!
Featuring: Court (Royal and Baronial), time TBD
Food:  Light dinner provided. We would also love to have food and drink donations. To talk to Lady Kattera about that or about dietary restrictions, you can contact her at Legbascrossroad@gmail.com.

Also, if anyone can bring some lawn games or other activities, I think that could be fun!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

A and S — Christmas in July with A and S!

This Sunday, July 1st, is the Christmas in July martial practice at 14 Quail Run, Allison Park PA 15101. (It’s about 15 minutes from Washington Blvd up Route 28 to the Harmar exit, then west on Route 910). Your host is Jasmine of Tarn Clan, our Barony Youth Combat Marshal.

A & S will be occurring throughout the day:

1 PM — Lady Alicia de Berwic will be teaching us how to cook over a fire. So useful for Pennsic!

4 PM — Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful will led a bardic circle around the campfire. You’ll be ready for bardic night at Pennsic.

All day — Master Urho Waltterinen will bring his jigs and other gear and *finally* teach his fletching class. Don’t miss it!

You should bring a chair, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, and stuff. There will be plenty of food and beverages to help Fox celebrate his birthday and Christmas in July!

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

See you there!
Elss Augsburg

A and S — It’s Christmas in July! — Sunday, July 1

This Sunday, July 1st, is the Christmas in July martial practice at 14 Quail Run, Allison Park PA 15101. (It’s about 15 minutes from Washington Blvd up Route 28 to the Harmar exit, then west on Route 910). Your host is Jasmine of Tarn Clan, our Barony Youth Combat Marshal.

A & S will be occurring throughout the day:

1 PM — Lady Alicia de Berwic will be teaching us how to cook over a fire. So useful for Pennsic!

4 PM — Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful will led a bardic circle around the campfire. You’ll be ready for bardic night at Pennsic.

All day — Master Urho Waltterinen will bring his jigs and other gear and *finally* teach his fletching class. Don’t miss it!

You should bring a chair, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, and stuff. There will be plenty of food and beverages to help Fox celebrate his birthday and Christmas in July!

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

See you there!
Elss Augsburg

A and S — T-Shirt Designs Deadline Extended to TOMORROW!

The deadline for entering the competition for a new design for Baronial t-shirts is getting close!!

Remember: we are having a contest to find a new  design for T-shirts! The rules are:

* Designs may not be for a black or white shirt.
* Designs may not contain offensive images or text, no matter how period or funny.
* Designs can be one, two, three, or four colors. One possible design consideration may be the effect of multiple colors on the ultimate price of the T-shirt.
* Designs must be Barony-related, not kingdom or guild or other group.
* The winning design will exemplify the best attributes of the Barony: We are approachable, fun, open, friendly, and we value camaraderie and community.
* Entries can be submitted as .jpg files or .doc files to ansminister at debatablelands.org! , or on actual paper to Elss of Augsburg, Minister of A&S or to Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy Minister of A&S.
* Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EDT on June 30, 2018.

OK, OK —
you can also hand them in tomorrow at practice!

* The decision of the judges is final.
* Winning entry becomes the property of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands.
* Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate your entry. Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw. Dremels are not intended for use as a dental drill. Do not eat.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact me at ansminister at debatablelands.org
Good luck to everyone!
Elss Augsburg

Scribal East This Thursday!

Greetings!

The last Thursday of another month comes, and with it the scribal gathering in Monroeville. Come join us at 6:30 for recorder and at 7:00 for scribal.

If you have a project, bring it to work on. If you want to learn, please come with just your enthusiasm, and there will be someone here to help with calligraphy and/or illumination.

PM on FB for directions — Rachel Barr Shively, or email her at signet@debatablelands.org

Your New Champions!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Yesterday, we held our non-equestrian martial Championships at the Iron Comet Challenge. It was a day of valor, honor, prowess, and friendship. We are proud and humbled to have witnessed such passion and companionship. And most of all, fun!

There will be more news and thank yous and stories from the event staff and others, but without further ado, let us present to you Your New Champions!

Rapier Fighting: THL Ru Cavorst, seconded by Lady Ciarrdha Eilis

Youth Archery: Otto Brandulfrsson

Archery: Lord Alister Sionnach MacLeod, seconded by Lord Godfrey de Bayeux

Heavy Fighting: Lord Robert MacEwin, seconded by THL Guillaume le Noir

Thrown Weapons: Lord Thomas of the Debatable Lands, seconded by Lady Dorothea Starke Schutz

Youth Fighting: Fox

VIVANT VIVANT VIVANT!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda