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October 2020 Virtual Rapier Practice Schedule

For October’s virtual marshal practice, we will be spending time with Lord Jacques Gonst (Jonathan George), Lady Margeurite (Meredith Horne) and Lord Ishmael will discuss fencing techniques from Vienna Anonymous later in the month!

  • October 7: Workout Circuit with Jacques Gonst
  • October 13 (TUESDAY!): Workout and Fencing Drills with Margeurite
  • October 21: Vienna Anonymous Discussion with Ishmael
  • October 27 (TUESDAY!): Workout and Fencing Drills with Margeurite

Weekly virtual rapier practice will be from 6:30-8pm every Wednesday (or Tuesday for special classes where noted above)

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/sjc-egnj-ngo

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 413-424-4539 and enter this PIN: 407 983 629#

October 2020 Virtual A&S Schedule

The Roxbury Mill October A&S lineup is as follows:

  • Oct 7 – Aztec Food & Drink with Ilhuicacihuatl, called Yzma of Marinus
  • Oct 14 – SCA 103 Introduction to SCA with Adelaide
  • Oct 21 – Streaming lecture on the Black Tudors (group watch)
  • Oct 28 – Hats of the Ancient World with Lanea

The link to the video/chatroom for group watch sessions will be posted in the Facebook group by 7 PM on the day of. All other A&S will be in our usual GoogleMeet room, from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#

September 2020 Virtual A&S Activity Schedule

The Roxbury Mill September A&S lineup is as follows:

  • Sept 2 – Introduction to Natural Dyes with Ela
  • Sept 9 – Developing Embroidery Projects with Helena
  • Sept 16 – Open A&S
  • Sept 23 – Shakespeare Read-Along, Part 1 (vote on which play on Facebook or contact Lucy; also contact Lucy if you want a part!)
  • Sept 30 – Shakespeare Read-Along, Part 2

The link to the video/chatroom for group watch sessions will be posted in the Facebook group by 7 PM on the day of. All other A&S will be in our usual GoogleMeet room, from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#

August 5 Virtual Fencing Practice: Introduction To Spears

Virtual practice will be special this week, August 5!

The Shire will be hosting Count Barthelemy Illyria to lead an introductory workshop with spears!

Take note that this workshop is designed to be a crossover class for both heavy armored and rapier combatants. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to expose themselves to spear combat and mechanics.
And for the fencing community, as spears are coming to a rapier melee near you*, now’s a great time to prepare.
Below is the Google Meet information:

meet.google.com/sjc-egnj-ngo
Join by phone
‪(US) +1 413-424-4539‬ PIN: ‪407 983 629‬#

*rapier melee may not actually be near you in proximity nor in time.

August 2020 Virtual A&S Activity Schedule

The Roxbury Mill August A&S lineup is as follows:

August 5 – 14th Century French Females who didn’t give a F***: Isabella of France, Jeanne de Clisson and Joanna de Flanders with Ysabeau
August 12 – Group watch of “The Little Hours”
August 19 – Building an SCA Website with Kaaren and Ela
August 26 – Hippocras History and Methodology with Aurelio*

The link to the video/chatroom for the group watch sessions will be posted in the Facebook group by 7 PM on the day of. All other A&S will be in our usual GoogleMeet room, from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#

* This will be a live brewing session. Ingredients and equipment that you will need are given below.

Hippocras: History and Methodology

Learn how to make a delicious period beverage! Hippocras is a simple drink made by steeping spices in sweetened wine, documented to the 14th Century and popular for hundreds of years. This class will go over the general recipes and methods for producing this varient of mulled wine.

I will be demonstrating as well as discussing, and you’re welcome to join! You will need the following:

Equipment:
– 1 large mason jar
– mortar and pestle
– funnel
– kitchen scale or measuring spoons
– bottle stopper
– coffee filters or cheesecloth

Ingredients:
– 1 bottle of wine (I prefer a dry red like Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon)
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
– 25 black peppercorns
– 4 cloves
– 1/4 tsp grains of paradise
– 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1/2″ knob fresh ginger
– 1/2 tsp rosemary
– 3″ cinnamon stick
– 155g turbinado sugar

If you don’t have these exact spices, or have others you think would be tasty, feel free to substitute! At its core, this is a method more than a recipe.

July 2020 Virtual A&S Activity Schedule

The Roxbury Mill July A&S lineup for July is as follows:

July 8 – Shire Documentary Night: The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381
July 15 – Ask a GoA
July 22 – Bloody Easy Naalbinding with Lucy
July 29 – will be announced at the July business meeting

The link to the video/chatroom for the documentary night will be posted in the Facebook group by 7 PM on the day of. All other A&S will be in our usual GoogleMeet room.

Weekly Virtual A&S will be from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#

June 2020 Virtual A&S Activity Schedule

The Roxbury Mill Virtual A&S lineup for June is as follows:

  • June 3: “May I Give you Some Feedback?” class with Lady Ela
  • June 10: Shire Movie Night: The Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • June 17: Open A&S
  • June 24: Trivia Night!

We also will be having some bonus A&S:

  • Monday, June 8: Move Night: Coriolanus at the National Theatre (UK)
  • Saturday, June 13: Post-University Show-and-Tell/Hangout (time TBD)
  • Monday, June 22: Movie Night: Midsummer Night’s dream at Shakespeare’s Globe

Weekly Virtual A&S will be from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday (please note the time change!)

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#

Time Change for Regular Virtual Activities

Based on a poll and a special request to the rapier folks (because everyone wanted the exact same time slot), we decided on new times for weekly A&S and rapier so that folks can do both on Wednesdays!

  • Rapier will now be from 6:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday.
  • A&S will now be from 7:30pm – 9:30pm every Wednesday.

The joining links are the same, and are as follows:

Rapier:

Weekly rapier practice will be from 6:30-8:00pm every Wednesday in the comfort of your own home!

A&S:

Weekly A&S will be from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday in the comfort of your own home!

May 2020 Virtual A&S Activity Schedule

Wednesday night May A&S will be as follows:

May 6 — Documenting Original Writing with Ishmael

May 13 — Scriptorium! (Open Scribal Night)

May 20 — Rice Paste Resist Dyeing with Kame

May 27 — Half the Heroes: Sex and Gender in Fighting and the SCA with Nyvein

Weekly Virtual A&S is from 7-9:00pm every Wednesday.

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#