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The William Blackfox Awards - A.S. 44

The William Blackfox AwardsGreetings -

This is one of the jobs of the Society Chronicler that I truly enjoy. I would like to thank all of the Kingdom Chroniclers for all of the hard work that they put into the newsletters, developing new talent, and administration of the job on the whole. It is truly a thankless job; if you are doing your job well, no one thinks about it and when it isn't going well, you are known by all.

I would like to say that this year's "Best Articles" and "Best Poets" nominees were by far the best I have seen. We had serious scholarly work as well as helpful information in how to play our game. It was by far the hardest section to judge.

Winners will receive a certificate, and the right to use "Master William Blackfox Award Winner, category, AS XLIV" in their newsletters with the Blackfox logo.

Congratulations to the winners,

Herr Otto von Schwyz
Society Chronicler


Best Overall Newsletter

The newsletter which best meets the needs of the local group or guild for which it is published. It should accurately reflect the status of the group and be a valuable tool for growth and promotion of SCA goals and ideals. The title is awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
The Ice Dragon, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Kingdom of Æthelmearc, Chronicler: Lord Filipo De Sancto Martino

The remaining nominees:

An Tir
Over the Edge, Shire of Mountain Edge, Chronicler: Michael de Buitleir
Ansteorra
The Flamebearer, Barony of Wiesenfeuer, Chronicler: Genefe Kruse
The Oracle, Barony of Bonwicke, Chronicler: Li Xiao Wuya
Atlantia
Windlore, Barony of Windmaster's Hill, Chronicler: Lady Rosanella Vespucci
Caid
The Seraph, Barony of Angels, Chroniclers: Duchess Natalya de Foix and Lord Jean-Christophe Messier
Calontir
The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh, Chronicler: Lord Gaston de Lurs
The Parade, Shire of Herald's Hill, Chronicler: Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn
East
The Chanticleer, Barony Beyond the Mountain, Chronicler: Lady Johanna de Glastingburi
The Seahorse, Crown Province of Ostgardr, Chronicler: Mistress Rufina Cambrensis
The Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeainn, Chronicler: Lady Alissenda la Gailharda
The Iron Monger, Barony of Iron Bog, Chronicler: Lady Khatife al-Nameer
Gleann Abhann
Ardanrunes, Shire of Ardanroe, Chronicler: Baron Rory ua Riada
Northshield
The Crystal Quill, Barony of Nordskogen, Chronicler: Nuala injhean uí Choindealbhean
Forest Watch, Canton of Coille Stoirmeil, Chronicler: David of the Spinning Winds
White Birch, Shire of Rokeclif, Chronicler: Kudrun þe Pilegrim
West
The Current, Province of Golden Rivers, Chronicler: Morwenna of Tintagel
The Eskalya Chronicle, Barony of Eskalya, Chronicler: Alienor Fitzhenry

 

Best Layout and Design

For the best-looking newsletter. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
The Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeainn, East Kingdom. Chronicler: Lady Alissenda la Gailharda

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
The Hunter's Horn, Shire of Hunter's Horne, Chronicler: Lady Inez de Alegria
An Tir
Over the Edge, Shire of Mountain Edge, Chronicler: Michael de Buitleir
Ansteorra
Elfsea Tidings, Barony of Elfsea, Chronicler: Caterina Volpe
The Two Towers, Barony of the Stargate, Chronicler: Anne Barrington
The Oracle, Barony of Bonwicke, Chronicler: Li Xiao Wuya
The Flamebearer, Barony of Wiesenfeuer, Chronicler: Genefe Kruse
Atlantia
Clyffe Notes, Barony of Dun Carraig, Chronicler: Lady Isolda de Crosthwaite
Calontir
The Dragonflyre, Barony of Vatavia, Chronicler: Lady Arganguen filia Dinocati
The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh, Chronicler: Lord Gaston de Lurs
East
The Chanticleer, Barony Beyond the Mountain, Chronicler: Lady Johanna de Glastingburi
Gleann Abhann
The Forge, Shire of Smythkepe, Chronicler: Lady Eva Helena Vettori

 

Best Artwork

For artwork on the cover or interior of the newsletter. Awarded to the newsletter and the artist.

The winner:
The Talon, Barony of Hawkwood, Kingdom of Atlantia. Artist: Lady Portia de Sancto Lucianno

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Across the Hills, Barony of Endless Hills. Artist: Lady Deianeira Rodríguez Y Aragonés
An Tir
Over the Edge, Shire of Mountain Edge. Artist: Adella Innes
East
The Mudpuppy, Barony of Settmour Swamp. Artist: Master Tristan Alexander
The Clochette, Barony of Carillion. Artist: Lady Lilly of the Valley

 

Best Special Issue

For Arts & Sciences issues, or other limited-focus issues of a geographic group (Canton, Shire, Barony, etc.). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.
The winner:
In Memory of Sir Kolfinna Kottr, Circle of Bards of Caid, Chroniclers: Baroness Philippa Llewelyn Schuyler and Sir William Schuyler

The remaining Nominees:

Æthelmearc
Across the Hills, May 2009 "Spanish Issue", Barony of Endless Hills, Chronicler: Mistress Euriol of Lothian
Atlantia
Windlore, Windlore: The Rendition, Barony of Windmaster's Hill, Chronicler: Lady Rosanella Vespucci
The Phoenix, The Phoenix: War of the Wings Special Edition 2009, Barony of Sacred Stone, Chronicler: Nuala ingen Magnusa
West
The Vox, 30th Anniversary Edition, Principality of Cynagua, Chronicler: Master Wilhelm von Homburg, OP

 

Best Special Interest Newsletter

This category recognizes guild newsletters, research newsletters, and Arts & Science focus newsletters (such as lace-making). Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
The Calon Scrolls, Kingdom of Calontir. Chronicler: Mistress Cassandra di Capeilletti

The remaining Nominees:

Æthelmearc
The Keys to the Kingdom, Chronicler: Fru Ellisif of Endless Hills
Caid
Ars Caidis, Chronicler: Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour

 

Best Regular Feature

For those cartoons, articles, and columns which appear regularly in the particular newsletter. Awarded to the creator or feature writer and the newsletter.

The winner:
The Parade, "Member Reviews", Shire of Herald's Hill, Kingdom of Calontir. by Lord Sifrid von Eickelborn

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
The Hunter's Horn, "Insert Cards", Shire of Hunter's Horne, by Lady Inez de Alegria
Ansteorra
The Trumpeter, "You Only Thought You Knew Me", Barony of Bordermarch, by HE Santiago of Green Mountain Keep Atlantia:
Edicts & Epistles, "The Marshall's Tale", Barony of Black Diamond, by Her Ladyship, Metylda the Cunning
Calontir
The Dragonflyre, "Herb of the Month", Barony of Vatavia, by HE Cerridwyn Eurgledde ferch Owain ap Bychan ap Gruffudd ap Lly
East
The Viaduct, "Arts & Sciences News and Notes", Barony of An Dubhaigeainn, by Lady Alissenda la Gailharda
Gleann Abhann:
Ardanrunes, "The Ardanroe Herbarium", Shire of Ardanroe, by THL Rovena of Bri Leith

 

Best Article

Recognizes the author of an outstanding article. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.

The winner:
"Barony Grants Wish: Gulf War Stage for Hospitality", by Countess Tessa of the Gardens, The Trumpeter, Barony of Bordermarch, Kingdom of Ansteorra.

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
"Women's Rights in Ancient and Medieval Ireland", by Lady Dearbhforgaill an Chomhaidh, Across the Hills, Barony of Endless Hills
An Tir
"Estrella War XXVJ Part One", by Michael de Buitleir, Over the Edge, Shire of Mountain Edge
Ansteorra
"The Lion and Lamb of March", by Galen of Ockham, The Serpent's Tail, Barony of Loch Soilleir
Caid
"Cassone Documentation", by Lady Alia la Rousse, The Oak Leaf, The Shire of Darach
Calontir
"When You Gotta Go", by Lady Dulcibella du Chateaurien, The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh
East
"Filking with History", by Judith Fizhenry the Uncertain, The Seahorse, Crown Province of Ostgardr
"Moments in History: The True McBeth", by Alissenda la Gailharda, The Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeainn
"Debunking the Bohemian Bath Babes", by Master Adhemar de Villarquemada, The Masthead, Barony of Dragonship Haven

Best Poetry or Short Fiction

Recognizes the author of an outstanding poem or piece of short fiction. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.
The Winner:
"The Countess' Tale" by Mistress Rufina Cambrensis and Maitre Alexandre Lerot, Baron d'Avigné, The Seahorse, Crown Province of Ostgardr, East Kingdom.
The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
"The Piper" by Lady Megge Gormshuileach, Full Tilt, Barony of Delftwood
Caid
"Here Is The One, Who Teaches To Tremble" by Herzog Dietrich von Vogelsang, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt
"Ah, Lady If You Acquiesce" by Herzog Dietrich von Vogelsang, Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt
"The Lonely Traveler" by Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour, Scorpion's Tale, Shire of al-Sahid
"We Are the People of al-Sahid" by Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour, Scorpion's Tale, Shire of al-Sahid
"Angels' 39th Anniversary" by Baron Giles Hill of Sweetwater, The Seraph, Barony of Angels
"The Youngest Darach Fighter" by THL Magdalene van den Velde, The Oak Leaf, The Shire of Darach
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