A hearty thank you is well and truly deserved for Mistress Ro Honig Von Somerfeldt and her deputy Lord Michael Acrensis for their hard work and great contribution to the Heavy list community. The feedback I have been seeing from the Heavy List University has been amazing. Your staff, instructors and folks that pitched in were all brilliant. I’d like to add special thanks to Aesa, Serena, Quintus, Fredrick. The food was amazing, the instructors passionate and knowledgeable, and the weather cooperative (what a rarity).
Here’s to more of this type of event! Maybe A&S… subtle hint placed here…
Are you thinking about running Great Northeastern War in 2015? Consider working on your bid now so that we can announce who is awarded the bid at the closing ceremonies this year at Great Northeastern War 2014.
A form to submit a bid is available on the Malagentia website, and several previous stewards of the event can usually be found and consulted at the monthly province business meeting. Contact Seneschal for more information.
Announcing the Fencer’s Colloquium: a bi-weekly venue for camaraderie and consultation on all things historically rapier.
In order to make more time at the gymnasium and out on the field for the actual practice of Fencing, this bi-weekly get-together will focus on talking about fencing, sharing research, discussing techniques, etc. so that we can put these ideas into use on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
The venue will rotate around to various coffee houses, tea shoppes, brew pubs and back yards (in warmer weather) to allow for a steady flow of new ambiance to keep our conversations engaging.
If there are enough researchers interested in presenting something they’ve looked into, we could even have a rotating schedule of presenters to get the conversations started.
We are already having these conversations at practice. Let’s make more, intentional room for them.
The USM Blade Society offers instruction in forms of historical rapier combat that are very similar to those used in SCA combat (plus instruction in modern sport fencing). The Blade Society provides access to a number of skilled and experienced instructors (including SCA-affiliated instructors such as Robert Tupper) who teach men and women historical rapier style as described by renaissance fencing masters such as Silver, DiGrassi, Agrippa, and others.
USM Blade Society practice for period rapier combat is open to the community, and takes place every Tuesday night from 6-9 pm in the Sullivan Gym at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus.