Pennsic Scholarship

Thank You Calontir!

The Pennsic Newcomers Fund raised enough to send a few people. If you have spoken to me or are someone in less than 5 years and never been to Pennsic and can go, please contact me for more information.

If you are going to Pennsic and have either tent room or riding room for Pennsic newcomers please let me know.

If you have money to donate also contact me and again thank you to TRM Calontir for allowing me to continue this project this year and to all the Artisans and Scientists that made and donated items.

Your in Service,

de Szekely Zsigmond, OT

Pennsic: Scientific Instrument Day on Artisan’s Row – Friday August 1st

For those of us that like to put the science into Arts and Sciences, Artisan’s Row at Pennsic this year will have a day devoted to scientific instruments and tools.

Friday of Peace Week I will be organizing a day of displays and demonstrations of the tools and instruments of medieval science. I am looking for like-minded artists and artisans who are involved in making and using such tools to spend a few hours displaying their work and sharing their knowledge.

I’m being very broad in my definition of both science and tool here: for example, someone willing to demonstrate medieval methods of casting astrological natal charts would be welcome.

So, if your interest is in the scientific tools and instrumentation of the period, be it navigation, timekeeping, surveying, alchemical glassware, weights and measures, astronomical, etc., please get in touch with me. If you cannot display, please feel free to stop by and say hello.

I will be set up to demonstrate and teach concerning astrolabes, quadrants and sundials; and I’m planning demonstrations of drafting sundials and astrolabe components using period techniques.

Master Richard Wymarc

BelAnna DeRouge — Important Pennsic Information

Pennsic information you need to know. Please share on all your local SCA pages.

  • Online Pre-registration ends at midnight June 16th.
  • The Calontir encampment name is Populace of Calontir.
  • Gate now closes at 12 midnight and opens at 6 am. You must sleep on the battlefield if you arrive in the wee hours of the night.
  • Pennsic closes Sunday at noon, and you must be off site at that time.

Pennsic Grand Ball

Pennsic Grand Ball

Greetings unto the Known World from Lady Margherita Battistina, Dean of the Pennsic School of European Dance!

The magnificent and longstanding Pennsic Grand Ball will be changing this year, based upon your input and votes from last fall’s survey.  Therefore, to give everyone fair opportunity to practice their dancing and prepare their clothing, we are announcing these changes early and widespread.  I apologize to all who will see many duplicates of this message.

First, be it known that the Grand Ball of Pennsic 43 will be a masked ball.  Don your finest clothing and a lovely mask and join us for a night of decadence, disguise and dancing (masks not required).  To top it all off, there will be a prize for the attendee who best displays kingdom heraldry in your clothing.

Second, be it known that the Grand Ball is moving… in day and in location.  Based on your votes, the Grand Ball will be on the second Monday of war, this year the fourth day of August.  In addition, the Grand Ball will be held in our Dance Pavilion, within the University complex (no more concrete floor!).

Third, be it known that the set list has been decreed as follows:

Set 1:  Gathering Peascods, Montarde Branle, Bizzaria d’Amore, Petit Vriens, Hide Park, Petit Rose, Official Branle, Contrapasso, a Pavan & Galliard

Set 2:  Black Alman, Villanella, Hearts Ease, Rufty Tufty, Gelosia, Pease Branle, Chirantana, Goddesses, Piva

Set 3:  Ly Bens, Gracca Amorosa, Horses’ Branle, Rostiboli, Parsons Farewell, Madam Cecilia Alman, Amoroso, Whirligig, Cassandra Branle, Charlotte Branle

Set 4:  New Boe Peep, La Castellana, Jenny Pluck Pears, Anello, Lorayne Alman, Upon a Summer’s Day, Washerwomans Branle, Saltarello

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May you find joy in every step!


THL Margherita Battistina (Margaret Roe)
Dean of the School of European Dance, Pennsic 42 & 43