Big Damn Stick Competition at Lilies War

Unknown Artist. Minstrels with a Rebec & a Lute.
13th c. Manasseh Codex. El Escorial, Madrid. Public domain in the US

Hello Calontir!

This year at Lillies War the Big Damn Stick competition will be held at Bardis Gras.

The theme is Lost Tales. Sing a song or tell a story people have never heard, or haven’t heard in a long time. The attending populace and fellow bards will pick their champion so make sure it’s a good one. Be funny, thrilling, heartbreaking, or all three, but bring something to the table that is different than the usual.

See you on the battlefield!

Lady Selene

Post expires at 8:18am on Tuesday June 25th, 2019

Valor Canceled

Men harvesting wheat, Queen Mary’s Psalter, circa 1310. Public domain in the US

Greetings to my brothers and sisters among our fair Kingdom,

It is with heavy heart that we send you news this day. At this time, the site of the Tournament of Valor is over 60% under water, including the main camping areas. The caretaker has informed us that while the river has not breached it’s banks at this time, the next two days of promised rain will do so, flooding the cabins as well. I cannot in good conscience have our friends and companions make the trip under these circumstances.

On speaking with the kingdom Reeve, the next realistic date to reschedule this event is Labor Day Weekend. As the camp site is allowing us to reschedule, we have requested permission to do so.

Your humble servant,
Lady Catlin Marie du Moretaine

Seneschal of Vatavia

Post expires at 2:12pm on Thursday May 30th, 2019

Family Activities at Pennsic: Call for Instructors

Greetings from the Family Activities Staff of the Pennsic War!

The deadline to submit classes for Pennsic that will appear in the site book is mere days away, on May 1st! The Family Activities department runs three separate tracks of classes and activities, and all three are still looking for teachers. Teachers do not have to be background checked, or have any specific youth qualifications, they just need enthusiasm for their subject and a willingness to teach. A second adult is helpful, but not required.

Family Point, focused on those aged under 10, is looking for teachers of hands on crafts, mostly for Peace Week slots. If you are not sure what to teach, we have pre-packaged activities ready to go, such as viking bead lacing and rune carving that just need a teacher.

Youth University, aimed at those 9-14, and located at the playground, is looking for SCA history, persona specific, and hands on classes targeted to tweens. We have openings during both Peace and War week.

Teen University, aimed at those 13-17, and located in the regular university area, is also looking for classes on SCA history, actual history, heraldry, sewing, other hands-on classes, and practically everything that adults are also interested in. Many teens also take classes at the regular university, however we provide a lower-stress entry point for those who need it. We have openings both weeks.

If you are interested in teaching, you can either enter the class in the Pennsic University System at Thing.pennsicuniversity.org in the parent/child category with a note in the additional scheduling for either TeenU, YouthU, or Family Point, or you can email me at FPoint@pennsicwar.org.
Please help us provide a full slate of classes for each group in order to help our next generation fully integrate and remain interested in our society.

Many Thanks,

Mistress Leonete D’Angely, Pennsic Family Activities Coordinator, and former teenaged Pennsic attendee.

Post expires at 5:15pm on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Another Time & Place: Short-Form History Papers Competition at Lillies 2019

Gleaned from Facebook:


The SCA has come to cover a vast stretch of human history:   all the years before the seventeenth century, all across the world. A wonderful myriad of cultures have thrived in that long time span, and the SCA gives us all opportunities to sample – or drink deeply – from the experiences and examples of these long-ago peoples.

Write a short research paper about a slice of history you find particularly enthralling. It could be a culture, an event, an individual, or a particular historical development.

Tell us something awesome about another time and place!

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To Enter:

• Keep your entries to roughly five pages or 2,500 words

• Include your sources in some manner (c’mon, half the fun of reading papers is chasing down new sources)!

• Entry Deadline is 11:59 PM, Sunday May 26th

• Submit papers to Lord Hugo van Harlo hvharlo@willphillips.org

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Judging and Prizes:

The Prize:  A Half-Price Books gift card will be awarded to two winners: one Mallet, Swan, or below, and another to a Laurel, Lily, or Hammer.

Judging/Feedback Session:  Wednesday 1:00-3:00; Entrants will be contacted with a specific time slot, but everyone is welcome to come be history geeks together at this time.
Winners will be announced at court.

Location:  Bull Woods’ camp kitchen (across from the showers and Heralds’ Point)

Judges: Three awesome research-loving, history-geeking-out-on, paper-reading, friendly neighborhood Laurels:

Mistress Jorunn Eydisardottir
Master Rhodri ap Hywel
Count Marius Lucian Fidelis

Sponsor:  Lord Hugo van Harlo

Post expires at 1:54pm on Thursday July 4th, 2019

Replacement Regalia Bid Proposals

From Their Royal Majesties:

We, the Kingdom, are in need of artisans to place their bid proposals for replacing the Kingdom regalia that was recently stolen. We are opening the bids up to anyone who would like to submit one.

You can see all of the items that need to be replaced and submit your proposals via the form here:

http://www.calontir.org/regaliabid.php

Each item or set of items will need a separate bid proposal, and even one requires a “team bid proposal”.

Bids will close at Midnight on May 11, 2019, the day of St. George and the Dragon.

Thank you, Calontir!

Call for Letters of Intent to Fight in Spring 2019 Crown Tournament

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

Unto the Kingdom of Calontir, come these words from Donngal IV and Catalina.

The time has come to seek Our Heirs. We are anxious for Crown Tournament, it is very important to us that the future of Calontir is secure in competent hands.

Bring Your house banners, Wear Your most splendid attire, prove to the Kingdom that you are the Right and True Heir to the Throne of Calontir.

Letters of Intent to fight in Crown Tournament are due March 30, 2019 at 11:59pm. Show your compliance with the requirements set forth in Kingdom Law and Corpora.

Combatants and Consorts may fill out a joint Letter of Intent via the following form: Kingdom of Calontir Spring 2019 Crown Tournament Letter of Intent Form – https://springcrownloi.paperform.co

Combatants and Consorts may also send an email containing their Letter of Intent to falcon-crown@calontir.org and seneschal@calontir.org, instead. Either type of submission will be accepted.

Please also include copies of your membership proof, identification, and a photo of the combatant and consort together. Also, fill out the Model Release Form (https://modelrelease.paperform.co/), for both parties, as well.

]|)onngal le roi st Catalina la reine

Announcement – From the Lilies War Master Scheduler

From Mistress Elasait:


Hello! I am the Lilies War master scheduler.

Except for RUSH classes and things directly to do with the Known World Historic Combat Studies Symposium, everything that appears on the war schedule goes through me.

  • Got a tourney you want to sponsor? Contact me!
  • Got a party you want to throw? Contact me!
  • Got a nifty idea for OAFish fun? Contact the OAFocrats first to get it cleared, and then contact me to get it on the schedule.

I can be reached via email at scheduler@lilieswar.org. While people are welcome to contact me via Facebook in order to ask questions or check if a particular day, time, or venue is available, it will need to come through my email in order to actually end up on the schedule. That gives me a reliable record of everything to check on.

I know lots of cool stuff is going to happen at Lilies, and my job is to make sure it’s on the schedule so people know about it, and to try and help people avoid conflicts like, oh, a Fyrd tourney up against a Fyrd meeting.   So, let me know what cool stuff you want me to schedule!

Please feel free to distribute this on local Facebook groups, etc.

Mistress Elasait ingen Diarmata

Announcement: President’s Report for the January 2019 Board Meeting Is Now Available

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

John Fulton, President for the SCA, has announced that a report from his office is now available on the SCA website. This report contains the publishable summaries and commendation sections from each Society Officer’s  January 2019  report, as well as publishable summaries submitted by various Board committees.

The report can be located here: http://sca.org/BOD/PresReport/ . Questions or commentary regarding this report should be directed to Mr. Fulton at president@sca.org.

If you wish to send in comments, please use “Jan 2019 President’s Report Commentary” as the subject line.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.