Arts & Sciences

News of the arts and sciences.

Kingdom A&S Entrants

The following is a list of the names of the entrants whose entries advanced to Kingdom A&S Faire. If your name is on this list, you should have received an email from for confirmation. (more…)

Midrealm A&S Competition Entrants Advancing to Kingdom

The Midrealm’s Kingdom A&S Competition this year may be the largest Kingdom Faire ever. This year we have 44 entrants and 94 89 entries! Additionally, there are eight Pentathlon Entrants, which is the largest number ever. Pentathlon entrants are Master Philippe de Lyon, THL Roana Aldinoch, Oliver of Cleftlands, Sorcha brecc ingen Donnchada, THL Asalah al-Hina, Master Avery Austringer, Faydwynn Randve, and Æiric Ãrvender.

Below are the entrants and entries that have advanced to the Kingdom Faire from each of our five regions: (more…)

Pennsic University Teacher Deadline Approaching

PennsicUnivThe Pennsic University class registration deadline for Pennsic War 44 is fast approaching!

Get your teacher and class registrations in before May 1, 2015 to guarantee the classes will appear in the Pennsic book. Use the Pennsic University Thing to register your classes.

if you need assistance, contact  or the Registrar at 

Known World Metal and Glass Symposium

This fall, the Canton of Blachemere and the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Northshield are hosting a Known World event for Metal and Glass Working on Labor Day weekend, September 3-7, 2015. We chose that weekend because it is a holiday in both the US and Canada.

We will hold hands-on classes on as many different kinds of metal and glass as we can find teachers for, including blacksmithing, silversmithing, bladesmithing, casting a variety of different metals, jewelry, coining, metal inlay, armoring, enameling, lampwork, stained glass, and glassblowing if we can find a way to do it without a studio. These are classes we already have tentative teacher commitment for (except glassblowing).

We invite the people from everywhere to come teach and learn with us. We welcome any guild meetings that are relevant to metal or glass. (more…)

Border Skirmish A&S

Border Skirmish is looking for class instructors for the event, held in Elkhorn, WI (about 1/2 hour from the IL border) on Saturday, June 13th. The classes can be on any SCA subject and will be held in the building where the tavern is (same place as last year) about 5 min walk from the fighting.

Classes can be as long as you wish as long as they are held between 10AM and 4PM. There can be up to 3 classes in the building at the same time. The building has tables, chairs, electricity and water. If you would like to teach, please email  with a brief description of the class, preferred time, class length, fee and any limitations on the # of students, so it can be put on the event website.

There will also be two A&S competitions: one for laurels and one for non-laurels. The laurel competition will be a standard bean count where everybody can have the chance to choose the work they like best. The non-laurel competition will be judged by any laurels who choose to judge. Each laurel will get one vote for the work they like best. They will also get a sheet of paper for each item entered. On that sheet they can write what they liked about the entry and suggestions for improvement for the entry. Those sheets go back to the entrant.

The competitions will open at 10AM and close at 4PM. They will be in the same building as the classes. The prize for each will be an embroidered scroll. The plan is to award the scrolls at court.

There are no restrictions on what can be entered, laurel or non-laurel. Documentation is optional although it might be nice to get your documentation looked at by laurels. If you entered the A&S Faire, feel free to reenter the entry you liked best into this competition.

There will also be an area for A&S near the merchants where one can set up an area to work on their A&S or have a period day camp. If you would like to teach a class there, you can. However whatever you want to have their, you have to bring with you. That includes tent, tables, chairs, etc. It’s basically just going to be a stretch of grass – which is pretty period.

Free Art Books From The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs.


Known World Academy of the Rapier and Costuming Symposium

The Known World Costuming Symposium and the Known World Academy of the Rapier are returning to the Midlands!

Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville from November 13-15! There will be classes, tourneys, court, merchants, and a lot of fun!

You can reserve a room two ways – go to and register using GROUP code KWA, or call 847-949-5100 or 800-222-TREE and use GROUP code KWA.

Kai Tseng will be Dean of the Rapier Academy, and Acelina of Dorelai will be Dean of the Costuming Academy. Please contact them with any questions or comments about classes, or to volunteer to teach. Contact Baroness Nadezda (Merril Miller) for Royalty questions.

The Facebook page for the event may be found at