From the desk of the Royal University of the Midrealm Chancelor Mike Hobbs
The Joint Aethelmearc Academy/Royal University of the Middle Session is coming and it is starting to come together beautifully.
First, the InterKingdom Brewing Guild is coming to RUM! With the IKBG the only way to become a master or a judge is to enter so many competitions, and each competition you can only enter in so many items.
Second, Mistress Serena is putting together a unique Silk Symposium entitled "Moth to Cloth". “Moth to Cloth” is currently in the planning phases, with the goal being a full day “silk tract” that will cover the wonders of silk from many different vantage points, including rearing, reeling, weaving, commerce, history and more!
Third, classes, classes and more classes. It looks like we may have up to 140 classes!
Here are a few:
Confections and the Banquet
Transcribing the Wagstaff Miscellany
Cialdoni: the Naughty Italian Pastry
Eating in Settlement Era Iceland
Grooming Medieval Style
14th Century Hairstyles
14th and 15th century Counted Thread Embroidery
Making the Norse Apron Dress
The Thorsberg Trousers (tentative)
16th Century French Fashions (tentative)
Pre-16th Century Seam and Edge Finishing Techniques
German Tellerbarret Hats: Make and Take
Patterning the Grande Assiette Sleeve
Balance Your Humors: the Science of Choosing Your Drink
The Mad Queen & Other Chess Variants from Medieval Europe
Sorcery 102: Cartomancy
Paternosters: The Evidence
Hand Sewing Leather
Introduction to Period Stained Glass
Period Pigments Without Poisoning Yourself
More classes will be added as I have them...
Fighting classes are being added as we speak and the performing arts will have their own space!
Here is the event website:
In addition, the fun does not stop there!
The Shire of Coppertree will be hosting a standalone session of the Aethelmearc Academy soon after in Little Falls, NY. If you can't come to the joint event, I better see you there!
Yours In Service,
THLord Ian the Green
"Resistit simplicitati veritas"