Reminder: Pennsic Pre-Reg Deadline June18th

Hello! Here’s another reminder that Pennsic Pre-Registration ends June 18th! If you want to camp with the Debatable Lands, you MUST pre-reg, paid!

Here’s some info from the Pennsic folks:

Online prepaid registration for Pennsic will end on June 18th, 11:59pm EDT. With that in mind here are a few questions that have come up frequently for us at the Land Office:

Q: How much space is allotted to a group or camper per paid pre-registration?
A: About 250 square feet per person.

Q: Does an unpaid pre-registration reserve space for my group?
A: No, it does not. Unpaid pre-registrations are purely to provide convenience at troll, as your information will already be available in the computer system.

Sunday Practices (or not), June 12

Knight Marshal Isenwulf:

There will be heavy practice this Sunday, weather permitting, at the Washington Boulevard site, beginning at 2 PM.  I will be unavailable so Robert will be running the practice.

Captain of Archers Katheryn:

Due to the events of this weekend, there will not be Archery Practice this Sunday. Enjoy your events. And for those Archers going to the Hornwood Inn, I want to see a lot of iron tassels at our next practice.

Thrown Weapons Marshal Kuma:

There will be thrown weapons practice Sunday, and we may have the whole fields to ourselves. There will be 2 challenge targets, Simon says and the hanging man. Come on out and throw.

Deputy Youth Marshal Arianna:

While Mistress Fredeburg is unavailable, I will be running Youth Fighting from 2-5 pm this Sunday at the Washington Blvd. site. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/K5K28wB4gRU2 There will be loaner gear and freezer pops!

Fiber Guild Show and Tell, June 14th

Lady Luceta di Cosimo writes:

Greetings! Everyone is invited to the BMDL Fiber Guild Show and Tell next Tuesday, June 14th, from 7PM to 9 PM at Luceta’s house in the South Hills ( address up to date on Dark Pages, or e-mail dinaternullo at yahoo dot com for directions).

Meet like-minded fiber geeks, exchange ideas, show off your projects and research, your favorite yarn or sheep, work on your projects and have fun!

Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring something if you’d like.

Hope to see you all there!

Scribal Workshop, July 10th

The Scribes’ Guild announces:

SAVE the date!

There will be a workshop offered at CMU in the Debatable Lands on Sunday, July 10th from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on the techniques used in The Book of Hours of Louis of Orleans or what I refer to as the “French Quilt” style- bands in the marginalia filled with acanthus and flowers. Have you wanted to learn how to flat gild, master acanthus and the French flowers and strawberries? This workshop is for you!

I assume everyone’s summer is as busy as mine so I am posting a tidbit so that you may save the date should you wish to participate in this workshop.

For more information email me at MistressAntoinettedelaCroixAT gmail.com (please replace the word AT with @ and leave no blank spaces.

PS: Gladzor Book of Hours is coming your way at Pennsic!

Call for Letters – Minister of Arts and Sciences

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As of June 1, Master Meszaros Janos is looking for an individual interested in taking on the position of Baronial A&S minister. This individual is best served by having the following qualifications:

  1. Paid member of the Society.
  2. Independently mobile, so as to be able to attend scheduled local, regional and Kingdom wide A&S functions.
  3. Highly self motivated to pull together a very large group of disparate peoples into a cohesive program of classes and activities.
  4. Capable of taking on a two year commitment to the Barony and the people therein.

Your responsibilities will include setting up a local class schedule, working with the Baronial Guilds to get them active again, setting up periodic A&S displays at local and regional events, working with other local and regional A&S ministers to promote the arts and sciences throughout the Barony and the region.

Interested parties should declare their interest, with supporting information on why they think they would be good in this position, to the A&S Minister (ansminister AT debatablelands.org) with a copy to the Baronial Seneschal (seneschal AT debatablelands.org) by 8 July 2016.

Sunday Practices, June 5th

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Come on out this Sunday for Baronial heavy fight practice. Hone your skills, learn new skills, and be ready for Pennsic! We start at 2:00pm at the Washington Boulevard site.

Fencing Marshal Jorundr writes:

There will be fencing practice this Sunday at Washington Blvd. starting at 1:00pm.

Dance Master Pavel writes:

There will be dance practice at the Washington Blvd practice site tomorrow. Come join in and have some fun.

Practice will start immediately after archery practice, around 2:00pm.

All dances will be taught and called. No experience necessary, if you can walk you can dance.

Captain of Archers Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Looks like the weather is going to clear up for Archery practice. Thunderstorms look to clear up just in time for 11am practice. Weather permitting archery practice is on for this morning. Hope to see you all there. Highland park 11am-2pm.

Vivant to our new Chatelaine and Mistress of the Lists

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At last night’s Officer’s meeting Elizabeth Parker was selected to be our new Chatelaine and Baroness Anna Eisenkopf was chosen as our new Baronial Mistress of the Lists. Vivant!

We would like to thank the outgoing Chatelaine, Lady Edana the Red, and the outgoing Mistress of the Lists, Baroness Elizabeth Arrowsmith, for their service in those positions. Your work was, and is, very much appreciated. Thank you.

Odriana, Seneschal

June Scriptorium: Project Night / Small Group Workshops

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, June 15th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for June will be Open Project and Small Group Workshop Night.

Bring your current assignment, or something that you’re currently learning, practicing or tinkering with. Lots of table space will be made available. Be careful if the recipient is a local scribe, though; we love looking over each other’s shoulders, and we wouldn’t want the surprise to be ruined! 🙂

Alternately, do you have something you’ve been curious about trying? Chances are someone in the local scribal community has already tried it! Send your requests to Kameshima at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org and we will do our best to try to arrange someone to work with you in a small-group scenario for some or all of the evening. Or if you don’t want to plan that far ahead, just show up and ask! We are a friendly bunch that love to share our knowledge and experience.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

Officer’s Meeting this Wednesday

​Odriana, our Seneschal​ writes:

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, is our bi-monthly Officer’s Meeting. We will start at 8:00 p.m. and the meeting room is Porter Hall A18B. I have attached the minutes from the previous meeting for your review.

If you have it already put together, please send me your report for the meeting so that we have complete records for the meeting minutes.

Also, I have no agenda items beyond Officer’s reports at this time. If you have agenda items, please send those to me by Tuesday, 31 May 2014.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!