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=_Windows-1252_B_SU1HMDAzMDUuanBn_=-770881Is your head spinning with all there is to do at Pennsic? Not sure how you’ll keep it all straight? The Gazette is here to help! Here’s the first in a series of articles on Æthelmearc Kingdom Happenings at Pennsic.

Keep it together! Download a print-and-write blank schedule booklet, courtesy of Maestro Philip of the Marche. (For an overall Pennsic schedule online, click here.) 

Æthelmearc Royal, the Kingdom encampment at Pennsic (block N04), is much more than just the home our our Royalty and their staff; it’s a hub of Kingdom activity – gatherings, order meetings, parties…. We also show our famous Æthelmearc hospitality by hosting Known World functions, the Medieval Food Lab, a robust Scribal Track, and this year, the A&S War Point!

Below is a list of the meetings, gatherings, and classes at Æthelmearc Royal. The schedule in the Hospitality tent on site will guide you to which area within Royal each activity takes place.

Kingdom Order meetings

Millrind Meeting*              Saturday August 1, 9-10am
Pelican Meeting*              Saturday August 1, 10am-noon
Laurel Meeting*               Saturday August 1, 1-3pm
Fleur Meeting*                 Saturday August 1, 3-4pm
White Scarf Meeting*        Saturday August 1, 4-5pm
Scarlet Battery Mtg*         Sunday August 2, 2-3pm
Gage Meeting*                 Thursday, August 6, 2-3pm
Chivalry Meeting*             Thursday, August 6, 3-4pm

Officer, etc meetings

Exchequer Meeting                              Sunday August 2, 11am-noon
Knowne World Chatelaine Meeting       Wednesday August 5, 9:30-10:30am
Equestrian Marshal Training                 Wednesday August 5, 3-4pm
Knowne World Equestrian Meeting       Wednesday August 5, 4-5pm

Parties

Haakon Oaktall Anniversary Bardic        Wednesday, July 29 8:30-10:30pm
Debatable Lands Baronial Dinner           Sunday, August 2 5-7:30pm
KW Masters of Defence Reception*        Sunday, August 2 8-9:30pm
Knowne World Hatter’s Tea                    Monday, August 3 11:30am-1pm
Knowne World Scribal Tea                      Monday, August 3 1-4pm
Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour*             Monday, August 3 3-6pm
Hrefna Ulfarinsvindottir Pelican Vigil        Monday, August 3 6:30-9:30pm
Seven Pearls Baronial Dinner*                Wednesday, August 5 6-10pm
Kingdom Family/Youth Party                   Thursday, August 6, 6:30-8pm
Kingdom Party (Seven Pillars of Virtue)    Thursday, August 6, 8:30-10:30pm

Official Pennsic Activity

Pennsic A&S War Point                  Wednesday, August 5, 9am-5pm

Food Lab Schedule

You can read more about the Food Lab here. All classes are registered with the Pennsic University (Check it out! You can look at all the University classes ahead of time!)

Thursday July 30:
12PM to 3PM – Oven Building Day 1

Friday July 31:
12PM to 3PM – Oven Building Day 2

Saturday August 1:
12PM to 3PM – Oven Building Day 3

Sunday, August 2:
10AM to 12PM – Hard Cheese Made Easy
2PM to 4PM – Pirogi

Tuesday, August 4: Baking Day
12AM to 2PM – Sourdough Bread
3PM to 5PM – Islamic Bread

Wednesday, August 5:
10AM to 3PM OPEN FOOD LAB

Assuming the weather holds and the oven lasts, they will also be firing the oven each morning for baking. If you have something that you’d like to get into the oven one morning, please make sure to touch base with Baron Janos (caseyodonovan@yahoo.com) the day prior so they can make sure there is room enough for everyone.

Scribal Track Schedule

All classes are registered with the Pennsic University (Again, check it out!), where you can find class descriptions and other details. Classes are an hour unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday July 29:
11AM – How to Draw Manuscript Flora
1PM – Mixing Paints for Scribes: Shading and Highlights
1PM to 5PM – Scribal Playtime

Thursday July 30:
10AM to 12PM – Beginning Illumination: Loving the Dot
1PM – Mixing Paints for Scribes: Shading and Highlights
1PM to 5PM – Scribal Playtime

Friday July 31:
10AM to 11:30AM – Cadels and Flourishes for Late Period Scrolls
10AM to 12PM – Beginning Illumination: Loving the Dot
1PM – Cutting a Quill Pen
1PM to 3PM – Taking the Brush: Japanese Calligraphy
1PM to 5PM – Scribal Playtime

Saturday August 1:
10AM – Scribal Wordsmithing 101
11AM – Calligraphy 101
11AM -Creating Armigerous Scrolls Without Tears
1PM – Script Analysis
2PM – How to Draw Manuscript Flora
3pm to 7PM – Scribal Playtime
4PM – Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta: A Masterful Model

Sunday, August 2:
10AM to 12PM – Beginning Scribal Track
1PM – Creating a Sampler of Medieval Pigments
2PM – Beginning Celtic Knotwork
4PM – Creating a Flourished Hand by Bocskay

Monday, August 3:
10AM to 12PM – Beginning Scribal Track
10AM – The Calf-to-Codex Project
11AM – Gilding the Scroll
1PM to 4PM – Known World Scribal Tea
4PM to 6PM – I Spy: Calligraphy

Tuesday, August 4: Baking Day
10AM to 12PM – 
Beginning Scribal Track
10AM – Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments
11AM – Creating Pigments – Period Style
1PM – Intro to Celtic Knotwork: 5-Dot Technique
2PM – Script Analysis
2PM – Scroll Personalization Without Modernization

Wednesday, August 5:
10AM to 12PM – Beginning Scribal Track
10AM – Taking the Pain Out of Period Pigments
11AM – Creating Pigments – Period Style
1PM – Advanced Celtic Knotwork Class
1PM – At a Loss for Words
2PM – Calligraphy 101
2PM to 4PM – Drawing with a Proportional Scale
3PM – Cutting a Quill Pen
4PM – Beginner Russian Calligraphy

Thursday, August 5:
10AM – How to Draw Manuscript Flora
10AM – Heralds and Scribes – Oh My!
11AM – A Droll Challenge: Itty Bitty People
1PM to 5PM – Scribal Bootcamp

*Event not open to the public

Thank you Mistress Ts’vee’a, Maestro Philip, Baron Janos, and the Pennsic University Thing for providing content for this article. ~Hilda