Pennsic War

SCA folk bid sad farewell to Frank "Mack" Cooper

SCAtoday.net has received word that Frank "Mack" Cooper, part of the Cooper family who have hosted us for so many years at Pennsic, passed away this morning.

Woodworkers needed for Pennsic Artisan's Row

Master Brusten de Bearsul is seeking woodworkers to participate in the Artisans' Row project at Pennsic  war 40.

Volunteers needed for Known World Children's Fete, Pennsic 40

Herrin Emeludt Haensler, Chancellor of Youth for the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that volunteers are needed for the upcoming Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic 40.

Pennsic XL University instructor registration open

Lady Helena Sibylla, Chancellor for the Pennsic University, reports that registration for instructors for the Pennsic XL University is now open.

SCA crafters invited to participate in Pennsic 40 Artisans Row

TH Lady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn, Dean of the School of Applied Arts & Sciences (Artisans Row) for Pennsic University 40, extends an invitation to all Known World artisans to participate in the Artisans Row project at Pennsic 40.

Pennsic 40 Artisans Row, An Invitation

Unto the Artisans of the Known World, An invitation to participate in the Artisans Row at Pennsic 40. 

Wanted: People who make their own armor

Photographer E.F. Kitchen wanted to find "people who make or collect their own armor." She found them in the SCA and documented their work in her book Suburban Knights. Claire O'Neill of NPR's The Picture Show has the story. (photos)

A "snappy" tale of Pennsic XXXIX

Master William, of the Kingdom of Meridies, relates a tale of danger and salvation from Pennsic XXXIX involving a snapping turtle and a tent stake. Master William shares the tale on his blog, Will's Miscellanous Musings.

More Pennsic XXXIX photos online

Tarmach Yehuda al-Khazar, of the Middle Kingdom, reports that he has published a large collection of photos taken at Pennsic XXXIX on his Shutterfly website.

Alexander Hamstzhelm knighted at Pennsic XXXIX

Viscountess Astrid of the Yellow Rose reports that Their Majesties Tom and Sigrid of the Kingdom of Northshield have invited Alexander Hamstzhelm into the Order of the Chivalry.

Pennsic Artisans' Row quest and survey

THL Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn, Dean of the School of Applied Arts (Artisans Row) for Pennsic University 39, requests the help of Pennsic attendees to locate a lost item and to fill out a survey relating to the activity.

Pennsic bumped forward in 2013 by National Fireworks Convention

Cooper's Lake Campground will play host to the National Fireworks Convention in August 2013, bringing $4.5 Million to Butler County, PA and bumping the Pennsic War forward to July.

I Genesii photos online

Master Broom reports that he has published an album of photos from a performance of the Comedia dell'arte group I Genesii. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Pennsic Battlefield cookbook now available

Fans of Pennsic's Battlefield Bakery will be glad to know that a cookbook, authored by Bakery proprietors Marian Walke (aka Marian of Edwinstowe, aka Old Marian) and Bonnie Feinberg, is now available.

Pennsic XXXIX Woods Battle video online

Mark Piszczor, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, has created a shot video shot during the Pennsic XXXIX Woods Battle as research footage for a student project called Ethereal. The footage is available on YouTube.

East Kingdom wins Pennsic War 39

A very hot and humid Pennsic 39 is over, and the East Kingdom has claimed overall victory of this year's War.

Pennsic Artisans' Row coordinator seeks missing bag with records

Lady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn is offering a reward for the safe return of a missing tote bag containing important Pennsic records from Artisans' Row.

Pennsic Featured in Broad Street Review

Kristen Eaton has written a column on Pennsic for the mundane arts and culture site Broad Street Review.  "To me," she writes, "[Pennsic is] a cross between a university history department, a theater, a really great pub, and a really bad frat party."

Children's Water Battle reinstated for Pennsic 39

Thanks to a monumental effort on the part of Her Royal Majesty of Aethelmearc, Tessa, and a team of Shadowclans members, the Pennsic Children’s Water Battle will take place after all.

Known World Children's Fete, Pennsic 39

Good Gentles, please join us for a day of friendship and jubilee on Wednesday, August 11th from 1 to 4 pm in the Barn for the Known World Children’s Fete.

SCA Discount at Ozark Medieval Fortress

THL Melandra of the Woods, who modernly works as the Education Coordinator for Ozark Medieval Fortress, has announced that the organization is offering a discount to traveling SCA folk on their way to or from three of the SCA's major events this year.

New marking convention for minors in armored combat with adults

Sir Tristen Sexwulf, Earl Marshal of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports on new conventions for marking minor involved in armored combat with adults.

WMAinSCA to offer classes at Pennsic 39

The WMAinSCA camp will again be offering a full series of Historical Martial Arts classes at Pennsic War 39 from August 4 - 11, 2010. The schedule includes sessions in longsword, rapier, dagger, poleaxe, and more.

Water Battle Rescue Hoped For

The economy and illness are attempting to take the Children’s Water Battle off the Pennsic schedule. Merriment is a hard thing to kill, though.

Fifteenth century revel at Pennsic 39

Her Excellency Countess Judith de Northumbria of the Kingdom of Drachenwald invites all to a 15th century revel on August 12, 2010 at the Pennsic War.

Kingdom Exchequers invited to subsidiaries class at Pennsic War 39

Tom Hughes, President of the SCA Inc., is offering a class for Kingdom Exchequers at the upcoming Pennsic War about the new SCA corporate subsidiaries.

Pennsic Children's Water Battle Canceled

Mistress Catherine Aimee Le Moyne, Pennsic University Chancellor, reports the sad news that the Shadow Clans has had to cancel the Children's Water Battle for Pennsic 39.

Auditions for Henry V at Pennsic 39

Master Lorcan Dracontius of Masquerade Medieval has announced that auditions for Shakespeare's Henry V will take place at Pennsic 39.

Volunteers still needed for Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic

Herrin Emeludt Haensler, Chancellor of Youth for the Kingdom of Atlantia, requests volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic 39.

Heralds' Point seeks volunteers for Pennsic XXXIX

Doña Juliana de Luna, Heralds Point coordinator for Pennsic War XXXIX, is seeking volunteers for the upcoming War.