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The William Blackfox Awards - A.S. 47

The William Blackfox AwardsGreetings -

It is a great pleasure to announce the Master William Blackfox Awards for newsletters published during A.S. 47. The talent and dedication of local group chroniclers, and members of the populace who submitted articles and artwork is truly amazing. Choosing the winners was hard for our panel of judges!

Thank you to all the Kingdom Chroniclers and their staff who compiled nominations (and who work so hard all year long on their own newsletters!), Countess Honor of Restormel for her continual support, and Lord Jok MacPherson, Baroness Morgan Elandris, Miriam Goder, Karen Lewiston, Michael Dunning and Carol Shiffer for their work in judging.

Being a Chronicler entails many hours of dedicated work each month; it is a joy to recognize that with these awards!

In service,
Ysabeau Tiercelin, OP
Society Chronicler


Best Overall Newsletter

This does not necessarily mean the best-looking newsletter, but rather 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 the SCA goals and ideals. This title is awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
Knightingale, Barony of Knights Crossing, Kingdom of Drachenwald, Chronicler: Lady Mechthild Quattermart

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Windfalls, Shire of Coppertree, Chronicler: Lady Aerin Wren
Echoes from the Mist, Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais, Chronicler: Lady Ariel of Grenwich
An Tir
The Sundog's Tale, Shire of Sigelhundas, Chronicler: Wynfryda of Lyn
Atenveldt
Thunderbolt, Barony March of Mons Tonitrus, Chronicler: Celestria inghean Rioghbhardan
Atlantia
The QD, Barony of Caer Mear, Chronicler: Lady Gytha of WithornSea
Ansteorra
The Halberd, Bryn Gwlad, Chronicler: Lady Renée du Valier
Caid
Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt, Chronicler: Carol of Gyldenholt
The Seraph, Barony of the Angels, Chronicler: Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani
The Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia, Chronicler: Lord Ketill raudskeggr
Calontir
The Dancing Moon, Shire of Calanais Nuadh, Chronicler: Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien
The Parade, Shire of Heraldshill, Chronicler: Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn
The Clarion, Barony of Forgotten Sea, Chronicler: Lady Narcissa Patricius
East
The Chanticleer, Barony Beyond the Mountain, Chronicler: Lady Johanna de Glastingburi
The Carolingian Minuscule. Barony of Carolingia, Chronicler: Lady Edith of Steyning
Northern Watch, Barony of Endewearde, Chronicler: Oleksandr Brazhnyk
Ealdormere
The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Chroniclers: Dame Helen of Greyfells/Lady Giana Gabriella di Milano
The Ursus, Barony of Septentria, Chronicler: Seonag nic Thomais Bannthegn
Gleann Abhann
Ardanrunes, Ardanroe, Chronicler: Master Rory ua Riada
Midrealm
Scandelcrag, Barony of Andelcrag, Chronicler: Lady Adallisia de Porto Fino
Flamberge, Barony of the Flame, Chronicler: Lady Marissa von Atzinger
West
The Dragontale, Barony of Selviergard, Chronicler: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson
Vox Cynaguae, Principality of Cynagua, Chronicler: Danae Fitzroberts
The Guardian, Principality of Oertha, Chronicler: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson

 

Best Layout and Design

For the best-looking newsletter in balance and style. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
Notes from Underground, Barony of the Bridge, East Kingdom, Chronicler: Lady Mina di Pasquale
The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
The Althing, Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, Chronicler: Sumayya al Ghazzi
Windfalls, Shire of Coppertree, Chronicler: Aerin Wren
An Tir
The Murmers, Barony of Aquaterra, Chronicler: Sebastian von Aterdorff
Atenveldt
Twin Moons Missive, Barony of Twin Moons, Chronicler: Beatriz Teixerya Drago,
Atlantia
Il Tempo, Barony of Ponte Alto, Chronicler: Lady Theresa O Cahir
Ansteorra
The Halberd, Bryn Gwlad, Chronicler: Lady Renée du Valier
Caid
Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt, Chronicler: Carol of Gyldenholt
Tales from the Mist, Shire of Wintermist, Chronicler: Lady A'isha al-Raqqasa
Calontir
The Clarion, Barony of Forgotten Sea, Chronicler: Lady Narcissa Patricius
Drachenwald
Knightingale, Barony of Knights Crossing, Chronicler: Lady Mechthild Quattermart
Ealdormere
The Cataract. Barony of Rising Waters, Chronicler: Baroness Ariadne Athingara of Ravenglass
The Ramshaven Herald, Barony of Ramshavenm, Chronicler: Lord Adnar Dionadair
East
The Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeann, Chronicler: Lady Onóra inghean Uí Rauirc
Les Nouvelles du Havre, Barony of Havre des Glaces, Chronicler: Mikhail Vladimiroff Tatarin
Gleann Abhann
Sealion's Tale, Barony of Seleone, Chronicler: Luciano di Giovanni
Midrealm
Gryphon's Tale, Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Chronicler: Lady Elena MacPhearson
RivenSTAR, Barony of Rivenstar, Chronicler: Marian Hryhorcova
Northshield
The Crystal Quill, Barony of Nordskogen, Chronicler: Lleucu verch Gwilim
West
Eskalyan Chronicle, Barony of Eskalya, Chronicler: Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor
The Guardian, Principality of Oertha, Chronicler: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson
The Dragontale, Barony of Selviergard, Chronicler: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson

 

Best Artwork

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

The winner:
Northern Watch, Barony of Endewearde, Chronicler: Oleksandr Brazhnyk, Artist: Lady Agatha Wanderer, Portrait of Master Gregory Finche

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Windfalls, Shire of Coppertree, Chronicler Lady Aerin Wren, Artist: Katherine Thorne
An Tir
The Murmers, Barony of Aquaterra, Chronicler: Sebastian von Aterdorff , Artist: Raymond von dem Lowengrab, OL
Atlantia
The Talon, Barony of Hawkwood, Chronicler: Lady Zuzanna Mrva, Artist: Lady Christiana de Haukworth
Ansteorra
Eldern Pages, Eldern Hills, Chronicler: Lady Gillian of Eldern Hills, Artist: Jerry Dean
Caid
Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia, Chronicler: Lord Ketill Raudskeggr, Artist: Lady Giovanna Ricci, Court and Guard
Drachenwald
Knightingale, Barony of Knight's Crossing, Chronicler: Lady Mechthild Quattermart. Artist: Mistress Bridget Greywolf
Ealdormere
The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Chronicler: Dame Helen of Greyfells/Lady Giana Gabriella di Milano, Artist: Lady Alais Innocenti de Poitiers
Midrealm
Currents, Shire of Riviere Constelle. Chronicler: Mistress Kirsten Thorsteinsdottir, Artist: Lady Matilda Atzinger, Stained Glass
Bezant under Glass, Barony of Roaring Wastes, Chronicler: Lady Isabella Pallini,, Artist: Lady Aurora Balint, Photo Montage
West
Darkwood Drum, Barony of Darkwood, Chronicler: Grania Buchanan. Artist: Rusty McMillan
Vox Cynagua, Principality of Cynagua, Chronicler: Danae Fitzroberts, Artist: Vincenzo Saracini

 

Best Special Edition

For an Arts & Sciences issue or other limited-focus issues of a geographic group (Canton, Shire, Barony, etc.). Awarded to both the newsletter and the Chronicler.
The winner
Æthelmearc The Early Years of History, Passing of the Ice Dragon, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Chronicler: Lord Rhiannon Elandris

The remaining nominee:

Ealdormere
Year End Edition, The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Chronicler: Dame Helen of Greyfells

 

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:
Atenveldt: Atenveldtus Glorious, A&S themed newsletter, Chronicler: Dame Anita de Challis, Editor: THL Wynne MacNair, editor

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Delftwood A&S Issue, Barony of Delftwood, Chronicler: Lady Desiderata Drake
Atlantia
La Mezavolta, Atlantia's Dance Community, Editor: Lady Margaret Roe

 

Best Regular Feature

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

The winner:
Æthelmearc: Ongoing Dietary Series, Author: Gilles de Beauchamp; Echoes from the Mist, Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais, Chronicler: Lady Ariel of Grenwich

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Baroness Helene's Garden, Author: Helene al Zarqu; Full Tilt, Barony of Delftwood, Chronicler: Desiderate Drake and Margarita Carpintero,
An Tir
Twels Book Nook, Author: Tewl Gover; The Bards Banner, Tir Bannog, Chronicler: Lord Piers Lakewood
Atenveldt
WWAD – What Would Angele Do? Author: Dame Angele Plaisance; Twin Moons Missive, Barony of Twin Moons, Chronicler: Beatriz Teixerya Drago
Atlantia
From the Bright Hills Kitchen, Author: Bright Hills Kitchen Guild; The Yeoman, Barony of Bright Hills, Chronicler: THL Sindara Lind Racheal Fessel of the Falconshield
Caid
Dagda's Corner, Author: Lady Rutilia Fausta, ; Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere, Chronicler: Lady Rutilia Fausta
From the Populace, Author: Various; Gyldenholt Press, Barony of Gyldenholt, Chronicler: Carol of Gyldenholt
Thor or Loki, Author: Wolfgar Longfang, ; Baronial Banner, Barony of Starkhafn, Chronicler: Wolfgar Longfang
Drachenwald
A Narrow–Wares Reference Library Part I (March), Part II (April), & Part III (May), Author: Lady Catherine Weaver of Thamesreach, ; The Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis, Chronicler: Lady Constanza of Thamesreach
East
Archaeology News, Author: Lady Johanna de Glastingburi ; The Chanticleer, Barony Beyond the Mountain, Chronicler: Lady Johanna de Glastingburi
Recipe of the Month, Author: Lady Mina di Pasquale; Notes from Underground, Barony of the Bridge, Chronicler: Lady Mina di Pasquale
Lesser Known Orders, Author: Lianor de Matos; The Salamander, Barony of Bhakhail, Chronicler: Lord Martyn de Halliwell
Gleann Abhann
The Ardanroe Herbarium, Author: THL Rovena of bri Leith; Ardanrunes, Ardanroe, Chronicler: Master Rory ua Riada
Midrealm
Ask Mistress Manners, Author: Mistress Kirsten Thorsteinsdottir; Currents, Shire of Riviere Constelle, Chronicler: Mistress Kirsten Thorsteinsdottir
West
Du'ad Bob Review, Author: Du'ad Bob; The Gatekeeper, Barony of Winters Gate, Chronicler: Morgana yr Oerfa

 

Best Article

Recognizes excellence in articles appearing in a local newsletter. Awarded to the writer and the newsletter.

The winner:
Author: Meisterin Siglinde Harfnerstochter, "Fishing in the Middle Ages", The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Ealdormere. Chroniclers: Dame Helen of Greyfells/Lady Giana Gabriella di Milan

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Author: Lady Vivienne of Yardley, "Ye Olde Medieval Customs that Still Linger Today"; Echoes from the Mist, Shire of Abhinn Ciach Ghlais, Chronicler: Lady Ariel of Grenwich
Author: Marin, "A Home of Their Own"; Echoes from the Mist, Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais, Chronicler: Lady Ariel of Grenwich,
An Tir
Author: Lady Doireann Dechti/Þorey Karrsdottir, "Adventures in Building a Norse Tent"; Heartbeat, Shire of Hartwood, Chronicler: Elizabeth Chatfeld
Atlantia
Author: Ásfríðr Ulfvíðardóttir, "Belts in Viking Women's Graves"' The QD, Barony of Caer Mear, Chronicler: Lady Gytha of WithornSea
Ansteorra
Author: Don Aubri de Baudricourt, "Practical Medicinal Herbalism"; The Halberd, Bryn Gwlad, Chronicler: Lady Renée du Valier
Caid
Author: Duke Guillaume de Belgique, "Good Even, Good Robin Hood - Legends of Robin Hood in the Middle Ages and Renaissance "; Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia, Chronicler: Lord Ketill raudskeggr
Calontir
Author: Mistress Sofya la Rus, "Mystic Meets the Middle Ages"; Parade, Shire of Heraldshill, Chronicler: Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn (Russ Echelbarger)
Drachenwald
Author: Count Paul de Gorey, "Building a Portable Pell"; The Baelfyr, Principality of Insulae Draconis, Chronicler: Lady Constanza of Thamesreach
Ealdormere
Author: Lady Eluned ferch Angor, "Tasty Spring Nettles"; The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skraeling Althing, Chroniclers: Dame Helen of Greyfells/Lady Giana Gabriella di Milano
East
Author: Maîtresse Elwynne Rowenna de Wentworth, "The Crestfallen Tourney (a small history)"; Bergental Berserker, Barony of Bergental, Chronicler: Lady Barbeta Kyrkeland
Author: Duke Sir Vissevald Selkirksson, "Adventures In Reconstruction"; Carolingian Minuscule, Barony of Carolingia, Chronicler: Lady Edith of Steyning
Author: Mistress Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook, "On the Matter of the Succession and Coronation"; Carolingian Minuscule, Barony of Carolingia, Chronicler: Lady Edith of Steyning
Gleann Abhann
Author: Master Rory ua Riada, "Carriage Chatter"; Ardanrunes, Ardanroe, Chronicler: Master Rory ua Riada
Midrealm
Author: Lord Mathaeus Blades, "Creating Brass Tokens and More from Used Rifle Brass"; The Shepherd's Tale, Shire of Hawkes Keye, Chronicler: Lord Ivar Tordenskiold
Author: Baroness Kay of Tre Asterium, OP, "Serving a King's Table"; The Citadel, Barony of Cynnabar, Chronicler: THL Ermenrich von Duisburg
Author: Bianca Rosamund di Firenze, "Camping Preparation for Summer Events, Especially Pennsic!"; Flamberge, Barony of the Flame, Chronicler: Lady Marissa von Atzinger
Author: Mistress Jervisa Wainwright, "Scroll Making for Beginners:; Scandelcrag, Barony of Andelcrag, Chronicler: Lady Adallisia de Porto Fino
West
Author: Edward le Kervere, "Aim Small, Miss Small"; Vox Cynaguae, Principality of Cynagua, Chronicler: Danae Fitzroberts
Author: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson, "What You Should Write For Your Newsletter & How To Do It"; The Dragontale, Barony of Selviergard, Chronicler: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson
Author: Na'arah bat Auraham, "Season for Feasting"; Darkwood Drum, Barony of Darkwood, Chronicler: Grania Buchanan

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:
Author: Black John Caro, Untitled Poem, in Portcullis, Barony of Brendoken, Midrealm. Chronicler: Lady Brighid Breatnach,

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Author: Lady Aerin Wren, "The Green Man", in Windfalls, Shire of Coppertree, Chronicler: Lady Aerin Wren
Atlantia
Author: Lady Katarzyna Witkowska, "Smok Wawelski – A Polish Fairy Tale", in The Yeoman, Barony of Bright Hills, Chronicler: THL Sindara Lind Rachael Fessel of the Falconshield
Calontir
Author: Lord Johann Steinarsson, "Harvest Time", in The Dragonflyre, Barony of Vatavia, Chronicler, Lady Fujihara Murasak
Author: Lord Janos Katana, "Music by Janos", in The Clarion, Chronicler: Lady Marcissa Patricius
Drachenwald
Author: Lady Ameline de Leew, "Ode to my Mistress' pies", in Storm Tidings, Shire of Adamastor, Chronicler: Mistress Katherine Percival
Ealdormere
The Ursus, Barony of Septentria, Chronicler & Author: Seonag nic Thomais Bannthegn
Author: Lord Adnar Dionadair, "Amusement for a Muse", in The Ramshaven Herald, Barony of Ramshaven, Chronicler: Lord Adnar Dionadair
West
Author: Carrick McBrian, "Poem Presented at White Shield", in The Darkwood Drum, Barony of Darkwood, Chronicler: Grania Buchanan
Author: Selviergard Associated Press, "Selviergard Health & Sanitation Determine Vorpal Bunnies Hazardous", in The Dragontale, Barony of Selviergard, Chronicler: Kurios Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson

Best Written contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter

Recognizes the author of an article, regular or special feature, poem, etc. provided for use by a Kingdom Newsletter. Awarded to the author.
The Winner:
Northshield: "Cheese of One Meale" by Countess Elizabeth Von Kalmbach
The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
"Redactions of Traditional Italian Holiday Foods with Medieval Roots", by Lady Mairghread ni Stilbheard uu Coinn of Thescorre
"16th Century Fashion Dolls, Evolution from Fashion to Toy", by Lady Mairin O'Cadhla
Atenveldt
"The Awards of Atenveldt – Part 1: Service", by Master Kedivor Tal mab Cadwgan (graphics by Anita de Challis)
Caid
"Shawl from 8th Century Gotland" by Asfrithr Ulfrithardottir
"In Praise of Fermented Fish (the Peppermill)", by Master Guiseppe da Borgia
Drachenwald
"The Making of a Coif", by Mistress Lia De Thornegge
Ealdormere
"Chivalric Virtues", by Fulk Beauxarmes
Gleann Abhann
"Historian Notes", by Mistress Barbara Sterling
Northshield
"View from the Flowage", by Guttorm Arnesson
West
"On Teaching Classes in the SCA", by Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote
"Peer Fear: A Humorous Guide", by Saint Philip CoDolds

Best Artistic contribution to a Kingdom Newsletter

Recognizes the artist of a piece provided for use by a Kingdom Newsletter. Awarded to the artist.
The Winner
West: Anita Ruic, Cover

The remaining nominees:

Æthelmearc
Tie between: Baroness Barbary Rose and Baron Caleb Reynolds
Atlantia
Lord Hrothgar Ravensson
Ansteorra
HL Delphina de Champeaux, Picture of a Knight
Caid
Kythera of Anevern, Chalice
Eric Paulson, Jester
Anita Ruic, Warrior
Calontir
Lady Juliana Macnayre, Dreaming of Lilies
Ealdormere
Lady Muirne Ultach, Covers for December 2012 and February 2012
East
Baroness Shadiyah al-Zahra, The Shape of the Stars
Christiana Crane. Untitled Illuminated Capital
Ian Raven, Illuminated Capital P
Gleann Abhann
Lady Kennah Cinaeddottir. Cover
Northshield
Thora Hrafnsteinn Ornolfsdottir, September Cover
West
Esmeralda of the Lakes, Cover
Richard of Aldertree, Cover

Honorable Mention

Nominations which didn't fit into the above categories, yet are still deserving of recognition for their exceptional work and/or dedication to producing the best possible newsletter for the local group served. Awarded to the individual nominee.
Atlantia
The Mountain Mayhem, Barony of Hidden Mountain, Lord Duncan MacEwan ate Mersch
East
The Chanticleer, Barony Beyond the Mountain, Chronicler: Lady Johanna de Glastingburi, Author: Mistress Eloise of Coulter, "Your New Baron and Baroness: Your User's Manual"
Thereby Hangs a Tale, Canton of Lions End (Barony of An Dubhaigeann), Chronicler: Lady Maeve of Abbeydorney
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