Arts and Sciences

Activities and research related to trades, crafts, occupations, or daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as performing and fine arts.

Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

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The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to our Baronial Birthday, an event to cheer the spirit and lighten the heart before the icy grip of winter sets in. To that end, we have planned to celebrate the birth of our Barony by drawing on the holy grail of historic inspiration: Hollywood movies.

This gathering of silliness will take place on November 11, 2006 at the Izaak Walton League, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD. 20601. Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Waldorf, Maryland)

Tourney by the Loch

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An Autumn in France

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Join the Barony of Loch Soilleir as we choose our new rapier, A&S and dance champions!

Compete to be our champion in the fields of Rapier, Youth Rapier, Arts & Sciences, and Dance.

Site: A Community of the Servant-Saviour Presbyterian Church, 11303 Hughes Rd., Houston, TX 77089

Site is wet in period containers only and is also tobacco free. Location:
Barony of Loch Solleir (Houston, TX)

Kingdom of Atlantia Offers "LibraryThing"

The Kingdom of Atlantia is offering its residents a chance to share their personal libraries through Librarything.com, an online database that allows users to catalog their personal book holdings.

Road to Florence

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It is said that "all roads lead to Rome" but sometimes there are more interesting stops along the way, such as the wonderful Tuscan city of Florence; the home of Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Galileo, and the Medici family.

The Marche of Gwyntarian is on the road again:

Saturday, November 4th, 10 am - 10 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron
3300 Morewood Road Location:
Gwyntarian (Akron, OH)

Revel by the Lake

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A friendly reminder that Mistig Waetru will hold its 5th annual Revel by the Lake in the village of Baraga, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, September 22-24. Come fight, fence, dance, sing, or just relax under the pines and enjoy the glorious fall foliage!

An additional marshal or two would be greatly appreciated, so that our wonderful local marshals can participate in combat activities. Please email me privately if you're interested in helping out. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Baraga, Michigan)

Triumphe of the Eclipse

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To the atrophying affects of time some may wonder what we mean by Triumphe. The Grand Universities at Oxford have recorded for us the following meanings that we are applying. As the day ends, we ask that you join us for the Triumphe of our Champions and our own and hear the honor and glory of those who have championed us in the past as a new Order comes about. In honor of our current Guardian, who will be the last of the Old Order, Mushir Mahdi, many of the festivities, including the feast will have a Moorish flair to them. Location:
Province of Mooneschadowe (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium

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The Shire of Lost Forest is proud to present the 2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium Saturday October 28, 2006 from 9:00am - 8:00pm in Warrensburg, Missouri.

THIS EVENT IS FREE - and so is the FEAST!

Site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Setup at 8:00 a.m.

The site is in the Shire of Lost Forest, Warrensburg, MO on Central Missouri State University's Campus in the Lovinger Educational Building on Maguire Street, this is the name that Highway 13 takes as it goes through Warrensburg. Location:
Shire of Lost Forest (Warrensburg, Missouri)

Luck of the Gypsies

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Our event is a celebration of the way of the Romani life. Your goal at this event is to gain as much luck as you can by following the Romani way. Upon your arrival at the event, you will be given a token bag with beads. These beads symbolize good luck, but like all the Romani you must guard your luck carefully. A small group of Romani will be wandering the site. If you commit an act of bad luck, you will be asked to turn over one bead. If you are spotted doing something that will gain you luck, you may be given a bead. So pay attention! Location:
Shire of Deodar (Walker, Iowa)

All Hallows XXVI

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Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest and the coming of winter at All Hallows XXVI. There will be two A&S events - the Best Headgear for your Persona, be it hat, wimple and veil, or helm; any appropriate head covering. There will also be a display of your most current Work in Progress, so we can all see what wonderful things are being made in Faire Atlantia. PLEASE have your A&S entry in by 1 p.m. We plan to have a Consult table during the day, as well. After Feast there will be our well known Bardic Competition, so practice your song, poem, or story to share! Location:
Shire of Berley Cort (Sedley, Virginia)

Celtic Cattle Raids 4

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Those loathsome Northmen are at it AGAIN. Here we are minding our business, raising our cattle and they come back in the middle of the night and steal our female cattle. I have to say the Bulls are really upset now. No milk, no cheese, no butter and no feminine companionship for our male bovines (if you know what I mean.) Poor MaddieThe evil Northmen have sent us this picture to warn us, poor Maddie. So get up, get up I say oh sons and/or daughters of Eire. We have to protect our land and the honor of our girl cows from the evil, nasty, cruel, unhygienic, bad guys with hairy backs. Fighting for the honor of a good heifer, what could be better in life!?! (Ok, don't even go there) So gird whatever the heck you want to gird but be quick about it, don your Celtic garb, and join with the Canton of Nimenefeld and our bulls in a day of snorting and fighting and help us get back our cowgirls. Location:
Canton of Nimenefeld (Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina)

Masked Countenance

I'm looking for period documentation and pictoral evidence for decorative face painting. All I've found so far are adverts for people who do face painting and vague comments about "face painting is period" or "face painting is ancient". We have a few things on the Celts & woad, but, not much. Any information is much appreciated. Thanks!

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for September 2006

THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2006.

Harvest Court

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On Oct. 31, A.S. XX, the branch called Sentinels’ Keep was founded, in the Region of Artemisia. Since then we have grown, from incipient Shire to Barony. Many of our founding folk have wandered away, but many more have come to take their places. Now Sentinels’ Keep invites her many friends from near and far to help us celebrate 20 years of our existence, on October 21. (This year we’re half as old as the Society!) Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Arlee, Montana)

Boar's Head

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Come one and all to Caer Anterth's annual Feast of Boar's Head. This year, we are honoring the area's rich Teutonic heritage with a Kristkindlmarkt, a German Christmas Market, and a German feast. Come enjoy excellent shopping opportunities, wonderful classes, children's activities, A&S displays, and armored, rapier, and youth combat; as well as a chance to see friends, old and new, at this joyous season. Location:
Barony of Caer Anterth (West Bend, Wisconsin)

Yuletide University VI

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Come to our feast of classes on all subjects artistic and scientific that we can muster. Although we hope to provide a wide range of classes we also have a ‘costume’ theme this year for our main stream of classes. Teachers are greatly welcomed to share their knowledge with the populace here.

If you are daunted by entering the Kingdom A&S Competition never fear the Glen Rathlin A&S Competition uses the same marking system but with a little less pressure on entries, you can only enter one item in one category if you wish to. Rules are available on the glen Rathlin webpage. Location:
Shire of Glen Rathin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Canterbury Faire

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Come join us for feasting, fun and frolics at Canterbury Faire, hosted by the Barony of Southron Gaard. No mud, no dust, no venymous fauna!

Comfortable bunkrooms, hot showers, shady tent sites, optional meal plan, real toilets, and more enjoyable medieval pastimes than you can shake a stick at. Canterbury Faire 2007: February 1-6 inclusive, 2007

Waipara, 45 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)

Summer's Last Stand: Round 2

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It is that time again. Lady Autumn has returned to hold the peace between Lady Summer and Lady Winter. However, everyone knows that the seasons must change. It is just a matter of when. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us as we prepare for the battle that will determine how much longer summer will last.

This seasonally-themed event should find something for everyone. Use your wits, might, and/or creativity to earn points for your season. Participants can earn points by taking part in the Mythical Quest, Best Seasonal Recipe, Bardic Competition, and Most Seasonal Mask, as well as a variety of seasonally-themed heavy and light tourneys. There will be a chance to take part in classes, display A&S projects, and/or simply Location:
Stronghold of Nebelwald (Schmidmühlen, Germany)

Photos from Kolfinna's Festival of the Rose 2006

Ciar and Eilidh have posted photos from Kolfinna's Festival of the Rose 2006 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.

Rumble on the River

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The Baronies of Grey Niche and Three Rivers are raising the banner of war once again! Come join the Barony of Grey Niche as we host the invading army of Three Rivers and defend our noble heritage! Both Barons are demanding tribute! Both Barons are refusing to pay! It is time to settle this score once and for all! Fighters and others are invited to bring a small donation of some item that would be useful in putting on the winning group's next event (duct tape, thumb tacks, etc.) for the War booty! The winner takes all! Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Glen, Mississippi)

St Valentine's Day Massacre Tourney, Feast and Ball

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Honouring the day of St Valentine's. Come one, come all for a day of lounging by the list field watching the Rapier Tournament, seeing who will be chosen as the next Baronial Rapier Champion. And finishing the day with a night of feasting, dancing, and killing people! Come and enjoy the fighting, enjoy the dancing and enjoy the killing of the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Full rules of engagement to be published separately when they are fully decided! Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Hughes Shops, Australia)

Rendezvous at the Bridge XVII

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Rendezvous at the Bridge XVII September 22-24 at Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana

Featuring:

  • Armored combat: Friday torchlight tourney-pending (contact Event Stewards if you want to attend); Saturday: William Marshal Style prize tourney and melees
  • Fencing: Authorizations and prize tourney.
  • Classes: Friday Night: Dance class & dancing; Saturday: A wide Location:
    Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)

Pennsic A&S Exhibit Photos Online

A small album of photos from the Arts and Sciences Exhibition at Pennsic XXXV are available to view on the Kodak Gallery website.

Straight and Narrow II

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The Outlands premier period combat collegium is returning for AS XLI. This year, by popular demand, we will be bringing back Puck and Mary Curtis to teach Spanish Rapier. On the armored side we are bringing in Roger Siggs who will do a workshop on Intermediate Fiore. If you've attended a few basic Fiore classes and feel you've learned as much as you can from them, you NEED to be here.

Both fighting workshops will be all day long affaires (6 hrs of instruction) so you should come away overstuffed with new knowledge with which to improve your fighting prowess. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for August 2006.

Autumn Rose

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Autumn Rose. This event is being hosted by Rokeclif from September 01, 2006 until September 03, 2006

Site opens Friday Sept. 1st at 5pm Closes Sunday Sept. 3rd at noon

Fees: $8.00 for site $10 for feast Prereg for feast is $8 Camping fee $1 per person camping Kids under 12 half price. Lapsitters eat free.

The site is VERY handicapped accessible. There will be a public demo from 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Artisans are encouraged to attend and demonstrate thier wonderful talents. A raffle will be held all day on Saturday. Location:
Shire of Rokeclif (Galesville, Wisconsin)

Bergental's Crestfallen Tournament

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On September 16, 2006, the Baron and Baroness of Bergental invite all who may to join them in celebrating the coming of the fall. And to that end, they invite all valiant fighters to join in the Tournament at the Barriers for the honor of becoming the Baronial Champion at Arms. It is asked that those valiant fighters wear a crest upon their helms of most simple or most elegant faire.

Come and join us in the pageantry of our court, show your best black and gold if you wish or your best heraldic dress. It will be a relaxed day upon the field, pleasant conversations with friends old and new, working on or viewing of beautiful pieces of arts & sciences, lunch and a potluck and dinner. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

Artisan of the Flame

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Good People of Ansteorra!

Gather your magnificent treasures and most handsome projects and join the Canton of Glaslyn as we host our annual Artisan of the Flame!

When does this exciting event occur?

  • Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Where does this fortuitous event take place?

  • Destiny Dallas RV Park*
  • 7100 South I35E
  • Denton, TX 76205 [ED NOTE: Denton, the Home of Happiness!] Location:
    Denton, TX
  • Saxon Summer VI

    description:
    The Shire of Rivenvale invites you to attend Saxon Summer VI September 14-17, 2006.

    Location:
    Chestnut Ridge Campground
    6486 Chestnut Ridge Road
    Hubbard, Ohio 44425
    (330) 534-2352

    Gate opens: Thursday, Sept 14 at 4:00 PM
    Gate closes: Sunday, Sept 17 at Noon

    Site fee is $10.00 per adult for the weekend and $4.00 per adult day-tripping on Saturday only. Ages 6 to 13 half price, 5 and under - free. A $3.00 surcharge applies to all adult non-member admissions. Price for feast is $8.00 per adult, Ages 6 to 13 half price, 5 and under - free. Sorry, but there is no pre-registration discount. Location:
    Shire of Rivenvale (Hubbard, Ohio)

    Harvest Days

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    Harvest Days, September Eighth thru Tenth, Two Thousand Six, Presented by the March of Winged Hills

    The Site
    4-H Camp Clifton
    2256 Clifton Road
    Yellow Springs, OH 45387

    Open: 6:00 pm on Friday
    Closed: 12:00 noon Sunday
    (Gate will close at 10:00 pm on Friday and reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday)

    Site is wet!

    Cabins that sleep up to twelve are available. There is no extra charge for using the cabins. Cabins can be reserved in advance. Cabins reservations that do not fill the cabin (10 occupants) *may* have additional guests assigned to them on the day of the event. Cabin space will be assigned by the gate staff on the day of the event. Location:
    March of Winged Hills (Yellow Springs, Ohio)

    Fall Potrero War

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    The Barony of Calafia invites one and all to join us for our Fall Potrero War. Avoid the heat of summer by joining us in our frozen mountain retreat in the eastern lands of Calafia.

    The War will be held in its usual location of Potrero County Park (24800 Potrero Park Drive; Potrero, CA 92063). The site will open for pre-registered gentles at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2006 and will be open for the general populace at 12:00 noon that day. The site shall be officially closed at 12:00 noon upon September 4, 2006. If you wish to remain on site after noon on Monday you will need to pay the park rangers their required fees. Location:
    Barony of Calafia (Potrero, California)