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

Christmas in July

This Sunday, July 1st is Christmas in July practice at 14 Quail Run, Allison Park PA 15101. (It’s about 15 minutes from Washington Blvd up Rt 28 to Harmar exit then west on rt 910).

Archery and thrown weapons starts at noon

Youth Fighting starts at 1230. All youth welcome to come because after fighting there will be many activities for kids because of Fox’s birthday. Bring a change of clothes or swimsuit.

Fencing and Adult Heavy Fighting starts at 1pm.

Outdoor cooking starts at 1pm

Bardic circle starts at 4pm

There will be a hotdog bar, cupcakes, ice cream and other food all day.

COME JOIN US!!!!!!! Everyone is welcome and if anyone wants to teach something please let me know. There is plenty of room!

Jasmine

A and S — Hand Sewing — Sunday, June 17th

June 17th!
Washington Blvd practice site!
1 PM!

This Sunday, Baroness Hildarun Hugelman will help us understand the fine points of hand sewing. How many stitches do you know? Which stitch is best for hems? or for side seams? or for gussets? Why?

Don’t just use the same stitch for all your projects, instead, understand what each stitch’s best use is. Your clothes will last longer, and you’ll have fewer clothing malfunctions!

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

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, 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 and the teachers themselves.

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

See you there!

Elss Augsburg

Barony Youth

Just a reminder this Sunday, June 17th at 2pm at Washington Blvd is youth combat practice.

Satutday, June 23rd is Iron Comet. Our Baron and Baroness will be picking their baronial youth combat champion in each division. Would love to see everyone there.

No practice June 24th as this is the day after Iron Comet.

Sunday, July 1st is Christmas in July as well as Fox’s birthday. Practice will start at 1230pm at 14 Quail Run, Allison Park 15101 (site is 15 minutes at most from Washington Blvd up Rt 28 and off Rt 910) Every youth is encouraged to come. We will be having a bridge battle, woods battle, bear pit and snowball fight. We will then break to roast hotdogs for our hotdog bar and have cake and ice cream. Then more fun with Christmas theme games and swimming for the rest of the afternoon. If time permits we will also make Smores after swimming.

Looking forward to a great next 3 weeks. Hope everyone will come.

Jasmine

A and S — Russian Garb — Sunday, June 10th

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

June 10th!
Washington Blvd practice site!
1 PM!

This time our meeting will focus on early period Russian garb. Luceta DiCosimo, our instructor, will post links in advance, and bring her laptop to show examples, and will translate info as needed. She is very knowledgeable, and is a very popular and engaging instructor.

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

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, 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 and the teachers themselves.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

A and S — Bardic Circle — Sunday, June 3rd

Bardic Circle!

June 3rd! 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!

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

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, 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 and the teachers themselves.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Sewing Circle Tonight!

From Mistress Ts’vee’a:

Third Wednesdays are Sewing Circle nights at my home in Stanton Heights. That would be tonight. All are welcome to bring current projects, plans for future projects, ideas, questions, or just yourself. Most sewing notions are available.

Time: 7:30-9:30
Address: 5167 Rosecrest Drive 15201

I am happy to help with pattern drafting, but not on Sewing Circle night. We can arrange for a one-on-one time for that. Contact me to coordinate schedules.

See you there!