The Editorial staff of the Gazette has regained control!
To explain, several weeks ago a new editor joined our staff. Some members of the Gazette team were suspicious of this individual. Their e-mail address, Ninja.MacNinjaface@SCAllion.org, might have been a clue as to their intent. We all thought it was a very generous offer when they volunteered to act as Editor-of-the-Day while the rest of us were at Coronation. Boy, were we surprised.
The Editor-in-Chief has suspended Ninja MacNinjaface for 52 weeks.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.
Greetings Æthelmearc, especially all webministers:
We are happy to announce that our form server has been moved to the Kingdom server, in line with some of our current goals and data policy requests from the SocWeb. This was the final outstanding item from the Kingdom server move of 2020.
You may now start filling out web forms again, such as the Award Recommendation and Webminister Report Forms. The Form Server looks and feels the same as before, except for the URL. Previously, the URL started with https://ae.scaforms.org, but now it should start with https://aeforms.aethelmearc.org. All links to forms have been updated on the Kingdom website.
We have requested that the old server be shut down as soon as possible. We kindly ask that you check any links on your website, especially those related to Officer websites or bookmarks on your Internet browser, to ensure they are updated as well.
If you notice any issues or forms not functioning properly, please notify the Æ Helpdesk at email@example.com. If possible, please include a screenshot.
Thank you for your patience during this transition. In service,
The Festival of the Passing of the Ice dragon is less than a week away. The time of year has come in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael to celebrate the passing of winter and the welcoming of spring and warmer weather after a long snow-filled winter!!
Activities for the day will include the traditional A&S Pentathlon, a hall of Merchants with a wide selection of items, Martial tournaments, a host of Bardic and other performing arts performances, and activities for adults and youths.
There will be a Quiet Room available for any attendees that need a break from the activities of the day. A children’s activity area will be available for unstructured play time and crafts.
SCHEDULE FOR DAY OF EVENT:
8:30 a.m. – Site opens
9:15 a.m. – Pent room opens – Room G200 – 2nd floor – Student Success Center
– Pent registration begins
– Pent judges check-in
10:00 a.m. – Morning Court (LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED)
10:30 a.m. – Pent registration ends
10:45 a.m. – Pent judging begins
10:00 a.m. to 1 hour before court – Heavy fighting bear pit Tourney – GYM
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Fencing list opens for authorizations,
– Youth Heavy combat tournament begins. – GYM
11:00 a.m. – Vigil for THL Eleanore Godwin- Room S103 – Student Union
– Children’s Activities begins—Room B252—2nd floor above cafeteria
12:00 p.m. till finished – Heavy fighting Elimination tourney – GYM
1:00 p.m. – Fencing tournament begins – GYM 1:00 p.m. – TROLL CLOSES
– Children’s Activities Ends
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Bardic Tavern – T102 (No Food or Drink)
3:30 p.m. – Pent judging ends
4:00 p.m. – Merchants close
5:00 p.m. – Afternoon court (LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED)
6:00 p.m. – Pickup pent entries + prizes
7:00 p.m. – Pent room closes
8:00 p.m. – Event closes, all attendees be off site by this time
MERCHANTS THAT WILL BE SELLING THEIR WARES:
11th Century Badger Ltd
Goblin Parlour Games
good clean fun soaps and crafts
Duchess Sir Rowan stuff
Earth and Loom
Snoods by Moniczka / Sun Moon and Starflowers
HEAVY COMBAT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Bear Pit tournament. 1 point per fight, 1 point per win. There will be a max number of wins before cycling though based on attendance but no more than 5. There will also be an Elimination tournament. Last one standing is the winner. Single or Double Elimination depending on attendance.
YOUTH HEAVY COMBAT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Tournament will be a prize tournament. The Wheel of Fate will choose your weapon. (Weapons will be available for all options on the wheel of fate). A casting of the dice (large and foam) will choose your (division appropriate) opponent. This will be a bear pit style tournament. 1 point for entering the list. 1 additional point for victory. There will be a prize for the most points earned as well as the fighter that shows great courtesy and chivalry.
FENCING TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
For those participating in the Reduced armor experiment, Reduced armor will be allowed. The format will be a bear pit and an unlimited win list with wounds retained. The morning will be open for authorizations and instruction.
THE FOLLOWING RULES OF GYMNASIUM ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Non-marking shoes are required by EVERYONE, not just fighters. This includes things like buckles, spurs, hobnailed boots, etc… not just the soles themselves. Please be respectful and inform others.
Next, going to knees is forbidden. Two leg shots will suffice as a kill. Acknowledge the first leg blow from your opponent, then announce dead for the second. Armor cannot be placed on the gymnasium floor!!
There will be some bleachers to watch from… but the first few rows will be for armor dump. Please sit higher up if you’re watching and keep your armor footprint small as there is limited space. To that point, there will also be mats around on the floor for armor to go on.
For additional information regarding the event please visit the Facebook page here.
There is also information on the Ice Dragon website found here
For any further questions regarding the event, please contact the Co-Autocrats Lady Genevieve O’Connor at email here and Baroness Miriel du Lac at email here
The Society is currently assessing the Anti-Drag Legislation recently passed in Tennessee, in addition to the proposed similar legislation in 14 other US states. The Corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, in conjunction with SCA Inc.’s Legal Counsel and President, is undertaking an impact assessment for the Board.
This aims to determine potential impacts for the Society’s participants in terms of public interaction and other potential safety consequences.
Why a Wiki?
A wiki allows for a group to develop and maintain shared information. Rather than having a top-down flow of information this allows for many people to contribute information in an easy-to-access way. It also can promote people sharing what they have either contributed to or accomplished within a community. This helps to encourage individuals who might not feel comfortable sharing in a larger context, to share what they’re passionate about with others in an accessible way. In short, a wiki fosters community through shared information.
Memorandum of Purpose
The Unofficial Æthelmearc Wiki is a place to gather the history, customs, and shared culture of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc of the SCA. This purpose is furthered and enhanced by encouraging the people of Æthelmearc to participate and contribute generously.
Less formally, the wiki is also a place where the populace of Æthelmearc can share history and knowledge of themselves, their personas, their participation within the Society, and other elements of factual and personal natures. Pages about people are to be left to be edited by those individuals and will only include the information that they provide. Some pages exist for persons of historical importance to Æthelmearc and are not associated with an individual wiki account. These pages serve to reflect the historical record, and contributions to these pages should be limited to factual content and should be made with citations when possible.
What Kinds of Things May I Add to the Wiki?
This is a non-exhaustive list of the kinds of things that you can contribute to the Wiki:
A populace page where you would list your awards, contributions, and successes.
Write an entry about your area of study: Cooking, Leatherwork, Brewing, Clothing, etc.
Write about your Barony, Shire, Canton, or College.
Create an article about the history of your Household
Write about songs or poems you or someone else has written (ex: “Scarlet”), with lyrics and the story behind why you wrote it.
Create an “In Memoriam” article about someone we have lost.
The possibilities are broad and it entirely depends on what kind of information you would like to share. We are also discussing improvements that can be made over time to make the Wiki a more valuable resource.
How Else Can I Participate?
There are opportunities available for topic-specific editors, general assistance, and subject-matter experts. Please visit the Current Events page for details. We also have a Discord channel.
Information Sharing and Security
Given the open nature of a Wiki, there have been some concerns expressed about information security and how the editors will handle vandalism.
In order to create a page for yourself, you will need to create an account and then provide the information you choose to share in that article. Because of the way that the Wiki is structured, changes can only be made by accounts that have been created and are associated with a specific user name. Every change is tracked and catalogued so if any article is vandalized, the responsible person can be banned from the server and the information removed.
We are doing everything we can to ensure that private information isn’t made available without your consent and have mechanisms in place to monitor information provided on the wiki.
The success of the wiki entirely depends on your participation and we want to make that as easy as possible. If you have any questions, want more information, or would like to volunteer for an open position please don’t hesitate to contact us.
THL Sumayya al Ghaziyya [medieval (dot) megan (at) gmail (dot) com]
Don Marcus skalpr Grimsson [marcus (dot) sca (at) gmail (dot) com]
Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe [odriana (at) members (dot) aethelmearc (dot) org]
The Chroniclers of the Known World are producing wonderful publications that add so much to each canton, barony, and Kingdom, as well as our Society as a whole. Every group from the smallest shire to the biggest Kingdom brought forth so much information, entertainment, knowledge, and light in a rather dark world, writers, artists, photographers, cartoonists, and others all working together to brighten our lives and increase our knowledge and awareness. There were so many wonderful articles, poems, short stories, and more. The list goes on and on.
The William Blackfox Awards nominees were such a joy for me to go through. If you have not been reading your group newsletters, now is a good time to start! Also, please make your own contributions to your newsletters and you may someday see your name and work in this list. Recipients of this prestigious award will receive a Master William Blackfox token (newly designed for this year), a certificate, and the right to use “Master William Blackfox Award Winner (or also, Commendation or nominee), [category], AS LV (56)” in their newsletters with the Blackfox logo.
Special thanks to my judges, Asta and Riordan, who assisted me in the choosing of the A.S. 56 William Blackfox Awards winners. Also, big shout-out to Patrice for designing and producing the new Blackfox award medallions. I am indebted to you all. And now, with no further ado, I present the Master William Blackfox Awards for A.S. 56! Well done, everyone!
Cecilia Blythe, OP
Best Overall Newsletter: This does not necessarily mean the best-looking newsletter, but rather the newsletter which best meets the needs of the local group or guild for which it is published. It should accurately reflect the status of the group and be a valuable tool for growth and promotion of SCA goals and ideals. This title is awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.
Winner: Artemesia: The Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold; Chronicler: Ambrose Norwich
Commendation: East: The Østgarðr E-Horse, Crown Province of Østgarðr; Chronicler: Zahra al-Andaluzia
Also Nominated: Ansteorra: The Plume, Barony of Namron; Chronicler: Frú Sigriðr in kyrra
An Tir: Wealdsmere Watch, Barony of Wealdsmere; Chronicler: Arnora Grimsdottir
Atlantia: The Mountain Mayhem, Barony of Hidden Mountain; Chronicler: Bran Mydwynter
Caid: The Serpent’s Tongue, Barony of Calafia; Chronicler: Kyra Audax
Drachenwald: Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis; Chronicler: Lucrezia-Isabella di Freccia
Ealdormere: The Clarion, Barony of Ben Dunfirth; Chronicler: Meredyth Llwellyn
Gleann Abhann: A Sealion’s Tale, Barony of Seleone; Chronicler: Ellyn Heath of Hemingford Grey
Lochac: From the Tower, Barony of Southron Gaard; Chronicler: Joana de Bairros
Meridies: Seasons Spring, Kingdom of Meridies Supplemental; Chronicler: Bronwen O Gydweli
Northshield: Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr; Chronicler: Arnbjørn Karlsson
West: Tempus Nebularum, Principality of the Mists; Chronicler: Moira of Kent and Urtatim al Qurtubiyya bint ‘abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi
Best Layout and Design: For the best-looking newsletter in balance and style. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.
Winner: Gleann Abhann: A Sealion’s Tale, Barony of Seleone; Chronicler: Ellyn Heath of Hemingford Grey
Commendation: Ansteorra: The Thorny Truth, Shire of Rosenfeld; Chronicler: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe
Also Nominated: Artemesia: The Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold; Chronicler: Ambrose Norwich
Caid: The Dreiburgen News, Barony of Dreiburgen; Chronicler: Tracy the Gray
Drachenwald: Aarniwalcea, Barony of Aarnimetsa; Chronicler: Johanna aff Hucka
Ealdormere: The Clarion, Barony of Ben Dunfirth; Chronicler: Meredyth Llwellyn
East: Wyrm Words, Barony of L’Ile du Dragon Dormand; Chronicler: Nathalie Bisaillon
Meridies: The Equinox, Barony of Sol Haven; Chronicler: Bronwen O Gydweli
Middle: Thunderbolt, Barony of Andlecrag; Chronicler: Vinca Tavia
Northshield: The Crystal Quill, Barony of Nordskogen; Chronicler: Rosanore of Redthorn
Best Artwork: For artwork on cover or interior of the newsletter. Awarded to the newsletter and the artist.
Winner: Drachenwald: Artist: Richard of Salesberie; Cover art “Dragon Recovery”; Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis; Chronicler: Lucrezia-Isabella di Freccia
Commendation: Lochac: Artist: Isabel Maria de Aguila and Scott Astill; Cover – The Baronial Arms Soteltie at Baronial Anniversary; From the Tower, Barony of Southron Gaard; Chronicler: Joana de Bairros
Also Nominated: Ansteorra: Artist: Emma Farewyll; Cover Header Artwork, April 2022; The Thorny Truth, Shire of Rosenfeld; Chronicler: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe
Artemesia: Artist: Bianca da Ravenna; Original Artwork, “March 1999 after visiting Pine View Reservoir”; The Gryphon’s Roar; Barony of Gryphon’s Lair; Chronicler: Bianca da Ravenna
Atenveldt: Artist: Kolgrima Asgeirsdóttir; Cover “Lady Lagertha Arnfridardottir valiantly defended the Barony and Kingdom at Great Western War”, November 2021; Tusker Times, Barony of Tir Ysgithr; Chronicler: Kolgrima Asgeirsdóttir
Atlantia: Artist: Scholastica Joycors; artwork throughout The Yeoman; Barony of Bright Hills; Chronicler: Scholastica Joycors
Caid: Artist: Niksha Zerkal’nikov; Cover Illustration; Angels – Fall 2021 Seraph “To War”; Barony of the Angels; Chronicler: Catherine Hawkwood da Barbiano
Middle: Artist: Armand de Charterus; Drawn & Quartered – July 2021; Thunderbolt, Barony of Andlecrag; Chronicler: Vinca Tavia
Best Special Issue: For Arts & Sciences issues or other limited-focus issues of a geographic group (canton, shire, barony, etc.). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.
Winner: Ansteorra: The Nordic Saga, Barony of Northkeep; Special Issue dedicated to the celebration of the annual Northkeep Castellan event; Chronicler: Hanim Zubeydah al-Badawiyyah
Also Nominated: Artemesia: The Gryphon’s Roar, Barony of Gryphon’s Lair; Special Issue celebrating 15th Anniversary of the Barony; Chronicler: Bianca da Ravenna (outside of A.S. 56)
Best Special Interest Newsletter: This category recognizes guild newsletters, research newsletters, and Arts & Science focus newsletters (such as lacemaking). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.
Winner: Meridies: Penfeathers, Courage and Justice, Kingdom Children’s Newsletter; Chronicler: Jane Wolfden
Commendation: Æthelmearc: Apothecary and Herbal Newsletter, December 2021, Guild; Chronicler: Rue
Also Nominated: Ansteorra: Graywinds, April 2022, Shire of Graywood; Chronicler: Aine ingen Oitir
Artemesia: The Gryphon’s Roar, Special Edition Supplement 1: Baronial Photo Album; Chronicler: Zalkuubar
Best Regular Feature: For cartoons, articles, columns, etc. which appear regularly in the particular newsletter. Awarded to the creator or feature writer and the newsletter.
Winner: Atlantia: “The Bards Corner”, Author: Scholastica Joycors; The Yeoman, Barony of Bright Hills; Chronicler: Scholastica Joycors
Commendation: AnTir: “Gaming Corner”, Author: Isabella de Walingforde; The Looking Glass, Barony of Glymm Mere; Chronicler: Seumas mac Brehon
Middle: “SCA 101”, Author: Dorothea de Beckham; Spearpoint, Barony of Red Spears. Chronicler: Dorothea de Beckham
Also Nominated: Ansteorra: “The Adventures of Lenny the Liondragon”, Author: Sharon Wells; Liondragon Tales, Province of Moonshadowe; Chronicler: Elsa von Snackenburg
Artemesia: “Army the Moose”, Author: Ambrose Norwich; The Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold; Chronicler: Ambrose Norwich
Drachenwald: “The Writ and Record”, Author: Nicolas de Estleche; Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis; Chronicler: Lucrezie-Isabella di Freccia
Ealdormere: “Bear-based Puzzle Games”, Author: Various; The Ursus, Barony of Septentria; Chronicler: Rubeus le Blont
East: “Sudoku”, Author: Unknown; The Iron Monger, Barony of Iron Bog; Chronicler: Pixie of Iron Bog
Lochac: “From the Baron and Baroness”, Author: Margie of Glen More; The Blue Strand, Barony of Kraé Glas; Chronicler: Margie of Glen More
West: “Heraldrydiculous:, Author: Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov; The Gatekeeper, Barony of Wintersgate; Chronicler: Merewyn of Ynys Taltraeth
Best Article: Recognizes excellence in articles appearing in a local newsletter. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.
Winner: Drachenwald: “Sir Gawain’s Green Belt”, Author: Rebecca of Flintheath; Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis; Chronicler: Lucrezia-Isabella di Freccia
Commendation: Ansteorra: “Luffa Gourd Grown for Sponge”, Author: Tessa of the Gardens; The Trumpeter, Barony of Bordermarch; Chronicler: Nikolai Vladislav
Atenveldt: “Cooking with the Baroness: Soft Cheese”, Author: Valdis Skarpa; Palm Prints, Barony of Atenveldt; Chronicler: Susanna Broughton
West: “A Tablet Weaving Loom on a Budget”, Author: Gisla Œðikollr; The Gatekeeper, Barony of Wintersgate; Chronicler: Merewyn of Ynys Taltraeth
Also Nominated: Artemesia: “A Short History of Braanshem (Hell, I was There)”, Author: Angrim the Unreasonable; The Bronzehelm Watch, Barony of Bronzehelm; Chronicler: Colgrym of Avebury
Caid: “Did You Know….The SCA’s First Twelfth Night”, Author: Ragnailt Inghean Mhaoil Sheachlainn; The Fret Knot, Barony of Altavia; Chronicler: Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios
Ealdormere: “Supportive Under-Gowns for 16th C. German Women’s Clothing”, Author: Maegwyn Skautibrok; The Clarion, Barony of Ben Dunfirth; Chronicler: Meredyth Llwellyn
Lochac: “Meet Your Officers: Interview with a Seneschal”, Author: Lowry ferch Gwynwynwyn ap Llewelyn and Sorle Maknicoll; Grapevine, Shire of Bordescros; Chronicler: Lowry ferch Gwynwynwyn ap Llewelyn
Middle: “New Year’s Celebrations in Period and Around the World”, Author: Claricia de la Mere; Internebbles, Barony of the Cleftlands; Chronicler: Jolicia atte Northclyfe
Northshield: “History of the Baronial Website”, Author: Arnbjørn Karlsson; Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr; Chronicler: Arnbjørn Karlsson
Best Poetry or Short Fiction: Recognizes the author of an outstanding poem or piece of short fiction. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.
Winner: Caid: “365 Days of Sonnets”, Author: Lucia Traveler; The Baronial Banner Spring 2022, Barony of Starkhafn; Chronicler: Team Chronicler/Alexandra Sinclair
Commendation: Meridies: “True Friendship”, Author: Bronwen O Gydweli; The Equinox, Barony of Sol Haven; Chronicler: Bronwen O Gydweli
Middle: “The Hollowed Ship”, Author: Raedesmann Andreas Blacwode; The Zephyr, Barony of Aerton; Chronicler: Philippa of Otterbourne
West: “An SCA Acrostic”, Author: Bersi Eðvarðarson; Tempus Nebularum, Principality of the Mists; Chronicler: Moira of Kent
Also Nominated: Ansteorra: “Deep in Ansteorra”, Author: Aki Seulf and Agnes Pickel; The Trumpeter, Barony of Bordermarch; Chronicler: Nikolai Vladislav
Artemesia: “Ankharet’s Journal: The Spring Equinox”, Author: Ankharet Verch Meredudd; Silver Keep Citadel, Shire of Silver Keep; Chronicler: Tamsyn Sutherland
Drachenwald: “Boast for Maredudd ap Gwilym arglwyd and Lady Eleanore of Alvechurch”, Author: Ari Mala; The Baelfyr, Principality of Insualae Draconis
Lochac: “Katherine Kerr’s Heartfelt Plea”, Author: Katherine Kerr of the Hermitage; From the Tower, Barony of Southron Gaard; Chronicler: Joana de Bairros
Kingdom Chronicler’s Honorable Mentions: Nominations which didn’t fit into the above categories yet are still deserving of recognition for their exceptional work and/ or dedication to producing the best possible newsletter for the local group served. Recognition of merit given to all of the individual nominees.
Nominated: Artemesia: “William’s Journey”, Author: William Thorsson; Silver Keep Citadel, Shire of Silver Keep; Chronicler: Tamsyn Sutherland
Atlantia: “Today in History”, Author: not provided; The Dredgings, Barony of Lochmere; Chronicler: Katla Flokadottir
Drachenwald: Knightingale, Barony of Knight’s Crossing; Chronicler: Ellisif Gydasdottir
Middle: Andlecrag Newsflash, Barony of Andlecrag; Chronicler: Jessie of Lake Storsjön
KINGDOM NEWSLETTER CATEGORIES
Best Cover for a Kingdom Newsletter: Recognizes the creator of a piece provided for use as the cover of a kingdom newsletter awarded to the artist(s).
Winner: Ansteorra: Eleanor Bonwicke, Illustration: “Black Hours Scroll”; The Black Star, January 2022
Commendation: Atenveldt: Lion Ari Usni, Illustration: “Sigurd and the Wyrm”, Southwind, January 2022
Also Nominated: An Tir: Jacomina van Vossenbrouck, Photograph: Cover Photo; The Crier, January 2022 Artemesia: Domingo ibn maik al-hajari, Photograph: Cover Photo; The Sage Advice, May 2020 (outside of A.S. 56)
Atlantia: Elizabeth de Spaldying and Simon de Spaldying and Ian of Clan Mac Colin and Ulfr Gnagler, Photograph with Artwork: Cover; The Acorn, January 2022
Drachenwald: Jacqueyna & Ærikr, Photograph: “The End is Nigh!”; Dragon’s Tale, December 2021
Ealdormere: Anna Yanka, Illustration: Cover; The Tidings, January 2021 (out of date for A.S. 56)
Gleann Abhann: Danielle de la Roche, Photograph: “Holding Hands at Crown”; The Ambassador, October 2021
Lochac: Kyros Vitalis/Shannon Kaiser, Photograph with Illustration: “Fighting was sorely missed: post-lockdown fun!”; Pegasus, January 2022
Meridies: Alisandre de la Chapelle, Photograph: Cover; Popular Chivalry, February 2022
Best Written Contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter: Recognizes the author of an article, regular or special feature, poem, etc. provided for use by a kingdom newsletter. Awarded to the author.
Winner: An Tir: Eduardo Francesco Maria Lucrezia, “Eat This Book”; The Crier, December 2021
Commendation: Ansteorra: Andrixos Seljukroctonis, “The Birth of Vindheim”; The Black Star, February 2022
Also Nominated: Artemesia: Scholastica, “Sister Scholastica Goes to Canterbury”; The Sage Advice, April 2021 (outside of A.S. 56)
Caid: Beorn of the Northern Sea, “What a Difference a Year Makes”; The Crown Prints, recurring Drachenwald: Aleydis van Vilvoorde, “Knitting a 14th Century Acorn Cap”; Dragon’s Tale, February 2022
Gleann Abhann: Robert the Just, “The Forgotten Master”; The Ambassador, May 2021
Lochac: Karl Faustus von Aachen, “The Story of the Prince and the Badge”; Pegasus, May 2021
Middle: Albreda Ismeria, “Trochaic Rondel for Annelyse van Gavere”; The Pale, September 2021
Northshield: Farolfus filius Richardi, “Less-Common Early Period Persona Roundtable”; The Northwatch, July 2021
Best Artistic Contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter: Recognizes the artist of artwork or photography used in the interior of a kingdom newsletter awarded to the artist(s).
Hello Æthelmearc! Your Gazette editors have noticed there are two separate meetings occurring virtually Thursday that you may be interested in… at least, we hope they’re separate (they are)!
Master Illadore, Kingdom Seneschal notes that theÆthelmearc Budget meeting will be held on Zoom on this Thursday at 7:30pm. Links will be posted to the mailing list and our official social media outlets closer to that time.
Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe has the following to say about the Heraldic commenting meeting:
This Thursday, 5 January 2023 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dame Elsbeth will be holding Heraldic Commenting over Zoom.
We will be jointly commenting on the Aethelmearc Internal Letter of Intent. If there is time, we may comment on other items as well.
There is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
We can find ways to include you or you can just join and listen. Also, feel free to join us if you have any question about names or armory that you would like to submit – we can help you with what information the College of Heralds needs in order to pass your name, heraldry, or badge.
Please contact Dame Elsbeth at elsbeth (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom information.
Also, if you would like to add this event to your online calendar, please follow this link. It will immediately take you to where you can add the event to your calendar. You can also visit the front page of aethelmearc.org to see all up-coming online activities available, including this monthly session.
Oyez! As the great Ice Dragon settles in and her frigid frost covers the land, want to ensure that all in surrounding communities can celebrate comfortably and in good cheer.
The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael will be hosting a festive food drive and donation table at the Baronial Investiture event being held on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, from 9:30 am to 7:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 405 E. Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.
Items such as non-perishable, shelf-stable items will be collected and will go to local food pantries in the Batavia and Buffalo area.
Donations of baking supplies, cookies, or candy are suggested and welcome (although all non-perishable donations will be accepted).
Donations of children’s hats and mittens are also welcome donations to be distributed to those in need when they visit food pantries.
There will be cookie trays available for a $12 donation. The proceeds will go to support local food pantries as well.
Let’s show the area our generosity and look forward to seeing everyone at Investiture!!!
The next monthly Virtual Marshal Meeting is Tuesday, December 6, this time at 7 p.m.
This is an opportunity for all SCA equestrian marshals or marshals in training to get together and learn about how to keep our equestrian program fun and safe for all participants.
During these monthly meetings we will talk about various topics surrounding our equestrian activities, i.e. insurance, paperwork, delegating workload and responsibilities and general safety in & out of the horse arena. The purpose of these meetings are to ask questions and learn from each other.
We will meet on the first Tuesday of each month, generally at 8 p.m.