How Do I Get There From Here?

In the near future, there are two events that will be held at different locations — this weekend’s Barony Meeting will be at fighter practice (See http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/), and the Enhanced Archery Practice on April 22nd will be held at the Castle.

There is a good chance that if you don’t have a car, these will be difficult to get to. However, many fighters, fencers, archers, and other folks will be coming from all around the area to attend these meetings. So why not catch a ride?

If you are on Facebook, then you can subscribe to the BMDL Ride Board at https://www.facebook.com/groups/138059386320162/ and post there to see if anyone near you will be able to give you a ride. Of course, you can always post to the Unofficial Populace Discussion Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DebatableLands/) or send an email to Sca-bmdl@lists.andrew.cmu.edu .

Give it a try, we’d love to see you!

 

A and S — Elizabethan Fairies – March 15

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

Greetings to the Debatable Lands!

Tomorrow, Thursday March 15th, is once again A&S in BMDL!

THL Luceta DiCosimo will tell us about her findings on Elizabethan Fairies. These creatures are not what I expected, will you be surprised too?

Standard reminders 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

There is something for everyone this weekend!

This weekend is pretty much all things SCA. There will be something going on in the Barony both days this weekend – pace yourselves and you can make it to everything so you don’t miss anything fun!

Saturday, 17 March

We will be doing a demo as part of the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The staging area will be on Liberty Ave, South Side. The truck team has to arrive at 8:30am. Marchers at 9. The parade starts at 10, but that is the front of the parade, we’ll be waiting a bit, so don’t worry about being a tad late.

There will be horses, pageantry, random drunks, families, and us being awesome. This year our equestrians will be joining us and we will look amazing. So, wear your warm medieval clothing, bring your banners, and get all of your steps in while we show our best face to our friends and neighbors in Pittsburgh.

If you have any questions about the Parade, please contact the coordinator, Yingerz, at ying762(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Sunday, 18 March

The March Barony Meeting will be held at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church (map and directions) starting at 1:00 p.m. and going until around 3:30 p.m.

What do you have to look forward to? Updates from your officers, announcements, and the usual camaraderie. If you would like to share an event or something of interest to the Barony, contact the Comet Persuivant, Maighster Kieran MacRae at herald(at)debatablelands(dot)org before the meeting to get on the docket or just grab him before the meeting begins. If you’ve been thinking about an event or something that you would like to do or see in the Barony, this is a perfect time to talk with us.

Just following the meeting, in keeping with stuff from the 80s being fashionable again, join Odriana for a recommendation letter writing party. There will be note cards, envelopes, postage, beverages, and some snacks. There will be some examples available for you to work from, there will be an internet connection so we can check the OP, and if you like to study beforehand, please check out the article on the Aethelmearc Gazette written by Duchess Dorinda and updated by our own Baroness Hildarun. There’s also a recent article from THL Madoc on the Gazette.

If you have any questions about the Barony meeting, please contact Odriana at jenn(dot)strobel@gmail(dot)com.

So much going on means even more changes to have fun. We hope to see you there!!

2 days left!

All content and quarterly officers reports are due and in two days, on March 15th, for the quarter 1 edition of The Althing.

Please send all content and reports to chronicler@debatablelands.org or contact me through Facebook.

March Barony Meeting

The March Barony Meeting will be held on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church (map and directions) starting at 1:00 p.m. and going until around 3:30 p.m.

What do you have to look forward to? Updates from your officers, announcements, and the usual camaraderie. If you would like to share an event or something of interest to the Barony, contact the Comet Persuivant, Maighster Kieran MacRae at herald(at)debatablelands(dot)org before the meeting to get on the docket or just grab him before the meeting begins. If you’ve been thinking about an event or something that you would like to do or see in the Barony, this is a perfect time to talk with us.

Just following the meeting, come kick it old school and join Odriana for a recommendation letter writing Party (yes, that’s party with a capital P). There will be note cards, envelopes, postage, beverages, and some snacks. There will be some examples available for you to work from, there will be an internet connection so we can check the OP, and if you like to study beforehand, please check out the article on the Aethelmearc Gazette written by Duchess Dorinda and updated by our own Baroness Hildarun. There’s also a recent article from THL Madoc on the Gazette.

If you have any questions, please contact Odriana at jenn(dot)strobel@gmail(dot)com.

Spreading the word

Isn’t amazing when you find out how much fun something new is?

Last Friday I attended the demo at the Carnegie Science Center.  They hosted an evening event for adults over 21 to enjoy a medieval-themed evening. I loved the amount of people who were interested and enchanted by our wonderful Barony, Kingdom, and Society.

We had around 100 volunteers present to speak about different aspects of the society. Our Baron and Baroness helped party-goers take pictures that made them look like royalty. We were able to offer pictures with a prince or princess.  We performed, talked about fighting, archery, fencing, siege weapons, thrown weapons, A&S, and made the Science Center ring with our voices.  People fought and fenced for the entertainment of the people.  I spent the evening behind a table of archery and thrown weapons equipment.

People walked by and immediatly wanted to know more about what we did.  They wanted to handle our axes, crossbows, and more. They asked questions about everything from what we did to historical information and many wanted to know how to find more information and how to join in our fun. Several people were sad that we couldn’t throw axes right there, inside the Science Center.

Telling people about our hobby is always the most fun thing for me.  Between the myriad questions and excitement about something that I love, it always makes it a fun time that will never get old. Considering that this demo had over a thousand people that were some of the most interested people I’ve ever takled to it made it some of the most fun I’ve ever had in the SCA.

– Tigerna Alister Sionnach MacLeod

SCA Garb Basics

For March 8th’s A+S Meeting, let’s talk about garb

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

One of the things that sets the SCA apart from other organizations is that participants are required to make a reasonable attempt at dressing like medieval nobility when they attend our events. This is meant to encourage participation in the experience, but it can seem daunting when you are first getting started in the SCA.

Let’s have a garb basics round-table this Thursday where we can talk about our experiences getting started with SCA garb, show some examples of basic garb in different styles, and share some tips on how to overcome the basic fear of applying scissors to fabric.

Whether you’re a newcomer who needs to ask a pile of questions, an experienced SCAdian thinking of trying something new, or a garb expert with detailed help to offer, please meet with others in the Baronial Arts and Sciences community tomorrow night in Pittsburgh’s Southside.

We will be at Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room, at 1113 Carson Street on the South Side, March 8th starting at 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 me at 412-596-2204.

Be sure to park safely — feed the meter if needed. They ticket like crazy on the South Side. I think the best place is across the street in the bank parking lot.

Yours in service,
Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie
(Arts and Sciences Deputy)

Althing submission deadline

Just a reminder, the submission deadline for populace content and officers reports for the Althing is March 15th!

Only 10 days to submit your reports or content for the first 2018 Althing.

No matter if you want to talk about upcoming events or period art, submit everything and anything to Chronicler@Debatablelands.org.