Arts & Sciences

News of the arts and sciences.

Pennsic A&S War Point

Greetings, MidRealm!

As announced this past Sunday at Crown Tournament, these are the children of the dragon who will represent the Kingdom at the Pennsic A&S War Point this year:

Laurels:
Mistress Cerridwen Verch Ioreword
Master AEric Orvender (Christopher Lemke)
Alternates: Mistress Katherine Helene von Schoenberg (Helen Schultz) & Mistress Keely the Tinker (Denise Tinker Lemke) (more…)

Missive from Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, June LII

Greetings to all the Artists, Performers, Inventors, Researchers, Craftspersons, Makers, Writers and Composers of the Middle Kingdom!

We have concluded another superlative A&S season in the Midrealm, with more than 100 (virtually all) of the regional entrees being eligible for inclusion in the Kingdom A&S Faire. Thank you to all of those who participated in making this Faire season happen, all the entrants, judges, regional and tally room staff, and of course the groups and events who were willing to support our faires. (more…)

From the Minister of Arts & Sciences – A&S Faires!

Greetings to all the Artisans, Craftspersons, Inventors, Creators, Dancers, Singers, Actors, Players, Writers, Smiths, Brewers, Fabricators and Merrymakers of the MIdrealm!

Arts and Sciences Faire Season is underway!

February 4, 2017, Constellation Regional A&S Faire/Better War Through Archery, Barony of Sternfeld, Danville, IN, Is COMPLETED, and all eight entries are eligible to go on to the Kingdom Faire!

We have FOUR more Regional Faires: (more…)

From the Kingdom A&S Minister, including scheduling for the upcoming A&S Faires!

Greetings, Artisans, Scientists, Craftspersons and Performers of the Midrealm!

Do you make things that you can eat or drink or see or hear? If so, King Edmund wants YOU! His Majesty will be hosting a fantastic and fierce A&S Competition at Pentamere 12th Night, January 7, 2017, in the Barony of Cynnabar, Howell, MI. See the Event Page for the latest details. Bring your best work and your highest scholarship!

It is time to look for a new RUM Chancellor! If you are interested, please submit an SCA resume and cover letter to .

ARTS & SCIENCES Regional A&S Season is now upon us! I am excited about the Faire Season! Registration for Entrants and Judges is NOW OPEN as of January 1, 2017! (more…)

From the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences

Greetings to the Artisans, Craftspersons, Performers and Scientists of the Kingdom!moas_75x75

All the Regional A&S Faires have been scheduled for Spring 2017:

  • February 4, 2017, Constellation Regional A&S Faire/Better War Through Archery, Barony of Sternfeld, Danville, IN
  • March 11, 2017, Pentamere Regional Faire, Barony of Northwoods, Howell MI
  • March 25, 2017 Midlands Regional Faire, Incipient Shire of Rúnviðarstaðr, Warren IL
  • April 1, 2017, North Oaken Regional Faire, Shire of Rivenvale, Warren OH
  • April 22, 2017, South Oaken Regional Faire, Barony of the Flame, Louisville KY

Pentathlons and Divisional entries must be entered in the region in which the entrant resides. All other entries are welcome at any Regional Faire, no matter where the entrant lives, HOWEVER — this year, if you plan on entering a Regional Faire that is not in the region in which you live, you must let your RMOAS know that you plan to enter at another Region’s Faire, and why. (We’re tracking this information to serve the Faire Community better!) (more…)

From the Minister of Arts & Sciences, November AS LI

Greetings, Artisans, Scientists, Craftspersons and Performers of the Midrealm!candle-small

Do you make things that you can eat or drink or see or hear? If so, King Edmund wants YOU! His Majesty will be hosting a fantastic and fierce A&S Competition at Pentamere 12th Night. Bring your best work and your highest scholarship! Here are some of the events coming up in November where you may have an opportunity to demonstrate your skill, including the upcoming Craftsperson’s Faires! (more…)

From the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, October AS LI

Greetings to all the Artists, Craftspersons, Researchers and Scientists of the Realm!moas_75x75

If you missed the Kingdom Craftspersons’ Faire which was held at Coronation in September, you missed something special. But it’s not too late for you to participate in Regional Craftspersons’ Faires which will be held this fall and in spring. The next two Faires will be North Oaken at Red Dragon On October 1, and South Oaken at Christmas Tourney on December 3. Craftspersons’ Faires are a way for you to hone your display skills and show the breadth and depth of your work. Many of the Regional Craftspersons’ Faires now feature Laurel Prize Tourneys, so make sure read the webpage for the event and contact the Regional MOAS if you have any questions about participating in the Craftspersons’ Faire. (more…)

Missive From the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences

Greetings to all the Artists, Craftspersons, Researchers, and Scientists of the Realm!

I hope that if you attended Pennsic this year you were able to sample some of the fantastic classes, performances, and demonstrations that filled every day! And if you taught classes, performed, or did service to help A&S activities at Pennsic, thank you! I am always so proud of how many Midrealmers I see active in the arts and sciences at Pennsic, and always amazed to see all the varied pursuits we bring to share with one another.

Now Pennsic may be over, but September has some amazing events full of A&S goodness waiting for you: September 2-5 RUM RUSH in the Barony of Shattered Crystal, September 17 Botega at Three Towers, and September 24 Coronation, which will also feature Kingdom Craftspersons Faire!

Yours in Service
Halla of Mugmort

[Note: This letter was also published in the September issue of The Pale.]

Midrealm Calf-to-Codex Project Pages

In honor of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50 Year anniversary and celebration, many artisans and craftspeople of the Middle Kingdom, led by Master Johannes von Narrenstein, set out to create a book from scratch. They used as many medieval techniques as they could, crafting everything from raw materials inasmuch as was within their abilities.

These photos are the individual pages from the book, received from the calligraphers and illuminators, before the bookbinders began their tasks. I recorded these so the work can be closely examined, which might not be possible once the pages have been bound into the final volume. Intermixed with the full pages are occasional close-up images of some of the detailed illuminations.

The complete album can be viewed here: Calf to Codex Album on Flickr