Virtual Known World Arts & Sciences Display

I just heard about this today, so I apologize if this notice seems late. (Thank you Scheiny for posting someplace non-Facebook!). It seems that the staff of what would have been the Pennsic Arts & Sciences Display are hosting the display online this year since there is no Pennsic.

https://sites.google.com/view/kwasdisplay

They will be making online space available to host your photos and documentation, and scheduling zoom meetings for people to discuss their work with interested parties. Registration deadline is August First, so get your act together if you are interested! We normally have a pretty good showing at the Pennsic display, so I am hoping some of us have something ready to go.

Let me (ansminister {at} debatablelands {dot} org) know once your stuff is up, and I will post links here to direct viewers to your entry!

Stellar Tournament Sunday! (Sun List – Heavy)

Hello Debatable Lands! Salve Accolens!

We are pleased to announce that the second Stellar Tournament, Sun List (Heavy) will occur at the Heavy Fighting Practice on Washington Blvd this Sunday, July 18th!

Sir Bors, Vindex Solis

The current Defender of the Sun, Sir Bors of Rouen, will be defending against all comers! We’ll begin at about 3:30pm. The format is a grand tournament in double elimination. Get that practice in!

We would love to have any and all heralds wishing to practice their field heraldry craft to join us!

So, too, do we ask if any marshals are available, we would love to have you volunteer so those that have already marshaled have a chance to fight for glory!

MoLs, here is a wonderful chance to train on double elim tourneys!

Fighters can sign up with our MoL, Lady Vika, the day of. This tourney is open to folks from any group (welcome neighbors!), fighting at any level.

(Note: this activity is in addition to regular practice, not in place of – fighters not wishing to participate will still have plenty of space for regular practice activities.)

See you Sunday!

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda
and the Sun List advisors, Master Kieran and THL Guillaume

P.S.: Watch this space for some exciting Archery News in the next couple of weeks!

Fencing Practice Sunday July 11 2 PM

Greetings Debatable Lands,

This Sunday July 11 there will be practice at Washington Blvd starting at 2PM.

Limited loaner gear is available, if you need loaner gear please contact me at fencingmarshal at debatablelands.org before 12 PM on July 11.

We continue Mistress Irene’s Introduction to Italian Rapier class this week for those interested.

Masks will not be required for fully vaccinated individuals (2 weeks after the final dose of the vaccine). Masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events.By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

See you at practice,

jorundr

Archery Practice Tomorrow!

Archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site will take place again tomorrow from 11am – 2pm! As always the site and schedule details can be found on the Baronial calendar at http://debatablelands.org/calendar.php.

If you require loaner gear please reach out to me via email at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Yours in service,

Rónán

***Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.***

Fight Practice July 11

Greetings, Weather permitting, we will have fight practice, at the Washington Blvd site, starting at 2:00 PM on Sunday July 11. This returns us to the time we have met in the past. The rules on masking have changed. As of July 1, if you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to wear a mask. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including children aged 2 to 11, still must wear masks.

I have been informed that Duke Timothy is planning to attend practice this week, with some friends.

There will be loaner armor.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

I hope to see you there. Robert

King John – TONIGHT!

Greetings All!

It’s Shakespeare Movie Night! TONIGHT, Friday, July 9th we’ll show King John
(BBC Production) starting at 8:15pm, followed by a chat after the movie.
We’re offering in person gatherings, some outdoors, weather permitting.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. This performance features the
BBC Production. We hope to see you there! Watch from the comfort of your
living room via the AEther or join us at Alaric & Elsbeth’s. Who dares not
stir by day must walk by night.

Here is the link to the schedule for the movie nights scheduled through
August (including the Zoom link):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EhlgwgRZ923RhRJrCPIXsHEhWI1eJJigCv2YRLEavrE/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room
information (or see the linked document). He can also be reached via DM on
Discord (Alaric #9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if
possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join
right away.

If you plan to join us in person, you must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks
past your last shot) per request of the homeowners. In person attendees
must notify me in advance (email: alaric (at) pobox (dot) com, or Alaric#9264 on Discord) that you plan to attend (don’t show up at the door).

I’ll provide the address when you request to attend in person. In person
requests must be made no later than 5pm
on Friday, July 9th.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the
health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk
of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By
participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and
accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to
protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you
believe to be necessary.

Hope to see some of you there!

Alaric & Elsbeth

July Missive from the Baron & Baroness

Hello Debatable Lands! Salve Accolens!

Here we are, at the threshold of a new day! The SCA is peeping its head out of our pandemic-hidey-holes. Events and activities are scheduled and happening. Many (vaccinated) folks are released from our masking obligations. How glorious! 

And yet… we find ourselves yet tentative, like many of you. Things don’t actually seem very normal yet. We haven’t found our pace. And we are just coming to terms that it will be, even if familiar, a brand new world. Things are the same, yet different. Comfort levels of individuals vary across many, many areas, like masking, socializing, leading and participating in activities, and many more. How can we find our new shared joy? The answer is: together

Debatable Lands, reach out to your neighbors in our hobby. Reach out to your friends, acquaintances and communities. And especially across communities. Have patience with each other, and compassion, especially for families with smaller children, and the officers navigating these waters. We’ll find our comfort and joy and affection again together. We promise! 🙂

And our first steps to some Baronial martial fun? The Stellar Tournaments! Our heavy fighting and rapier fighting communities are holding these monthly tournaments at our Baronial practices, and the first ones in June proved amazing! Not only is it a chance for fighters to get tourney practice, but also heralds, MOLs, marshals, and us, too! We want to thank all the people that put forth their time, energies, and enthusiasm thus far, and those to come, especially the folks whose concept it was: Master Kieran and THL Guillaume.

More to follow, but we are exceptionally pleased to announce the first two winners!!

The Defender of Sun (Heavy List) is Sir Bors of Rouen!
The Defender of the Moon (Rapier List) is Don Jorundr hinn Rotinn!

Vivant to them both! They will be able to defend their status twice more. The next Stellar Tournaments will be held in July. Stay tuned to the e-channels for details. 

Our next Court will be *in person* at the September Barony Meeting, scheduled for September 11th. If you are interested in receiving a scroll assignment for that or our Court at Agincourt in October, please let our Baronial Signet, THL Rachel, know. If you interested in helping set up, tear down or retain at our Baronial Courts, please let us know. We very much look forward to working with you all again!

And please PLEASE if you know of a gentle that should receive a Baronial award, send us a letter of recommendation! Email baron@debatablelands.org, or use the online form at http://debatablelands.org/award-recommendation.php . 

If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns about anything in our Barony, our door is always open. Please reach out to us (or other appropriate officer), or use the anonymous form (http://debatablelands.org/resources/feedback-form.php), and help will come. We look forward to seeing you all!

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

Fencing Practice Sunday July 4 at 2 PM

Greetings Debatable Lands,

This Sunday July 4 there will be practice at Washington Blvd starting at 2PM.

Limited loaner gear is available, if you need loaner gear please contact me at fencingmarshal at debatablelands.org before 12 PM on July 4.

We continue Mistress Irene’s Introduction to Italian Rapier class this week for those interested.

Masks will not be required for fully vaccinated individuals (2 weeks after the final dose of the vaccine). Masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events.By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

See you at practice,

jorundr

No Heavy Practice July 4

Hello,
Since only two other people indicated that they would be available for heavy practice on July 4, we will not be having practice this weekend. We will resume next week.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable, and safe, July 4.
Robert

Online heraldic commenting tonight!

Greetings all! There will be an online heraldic commenting meeting hosted by Mistress Elsbeth tonight at 7pm. If you wish to help with helping and learning more about the heraldic process of checking names and devices for gentles to use, please join!

The meeting link, which has been verified: https://zoom.us/j/99888211839?pwd=NEpQOHI0bktHajR6cXBKUVBCdUd6UT09

Thank you!

Kieran MacRae, Comet Pursuivant