Stefan's Florilegium updates for August 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for August 2011.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for August detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched something in our period or you practice a little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World. Word format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.

If you, your household or your local group run a website, please consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-one years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.

I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class 
handouts will also often work well. I am especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.

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      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the CLOTHING section:

  •     clthg-storage-msg   Storing SCA clothing at home and at events.

In the PENNSIC section:

  •     CPAP-a-Pensic-art   "CPAP at Pennsic" by Master Philip the Pilgrim

In the PERFORMANCE-ARTS section:

  •     Masques-Masks-art   "Masques and Masks" by Mistress Katherine Kerr.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

  •     Old-Icelandic-art   "The Old-Icelandic Manuscripts:  An Overview" by Baron Fridrikr Tomasson.

In the SCA-CAMPING section:

  •     hot-weath-cmp-msg   Tips for camping at SCA events in hot weather.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  •     Evng-n-Paradse-art  "An Evening in Paradise" by Master Rhodri.
  •     Lochac-Chrnls-art   "The Lochac Chronicles" by Baron Hrölf Herjölfssen, OP.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •     bowstrings-msg      Medieval bowstrings. Making bowstrings.
  •     candied-fruit-msg   Period candied fruit. Recipes.
  •     chd-actvites-msg    Children's activities for SCA events.
  •     gravy-msg           Period gravy. Renaissance, not medieval.
  •     lamb-mutton-msg     Medieval lamb and mutton. Recipes.
  •     New-2-Pennsic-msg   Information for those new to Pennsic.
  •     sandalwood-msg      Period Sandalwood, also known as Saunders.
  •     SCA-by-train-msg    Traveling to SCA events by train.
  •     SCA-Grp-Types-msg   Types of official local SCA groups. Shires, Baronies, Palatine Baronies, Colleges, Ships, Cantons, dominions etc.
  •     shade-pavilns-msg   Shade pavilions for tourney field and camp.
  •     veg-stuffed-msg     Period stuffed vegetable recipes.

Copyright 2011, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas

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