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The William Blackfox Awards - A.S. 48

The William Blackfox AwardsGreetings -

Greetings! My first task as Interim Society Chronicler is the selection of the annual William Blackfox Award winners for A.S. 48. The high quality work submitted by the Kingdom Chroniclers of the Known World made this delightful and difficult all at once. These wonderful newsletters come together much like events in the SCA do: many gentles take time to create something great! It starts with your local chroniclers, but is enhanced by your group's artisans, writers, photographers, digital craftspeople, and officers who contribute to the chronicler so s/he can create the newsletter. That is what the William Blackfox Awards honor.

A sincere "thank you" to each of the Kingdom Chroniclers who submitted their kingdom's work. You shared the best from amongst your local chroniclers, and all of their work makes your Kingdom proud! Be proud Æthelmearc, Ansteorra, Atlantia, Caid, Calontir, Drachenwald, Ealdormere, East, Gleann Abhann, Meridies, Middle, Northshield, Outlands, Trimaris, and the West! Your submissions were fantastic and given serious consideration for this prestigious award by a panel of judges that included experience in many fields of our Society. And now, without further ado, I give you the WINNERS, along with all of the honored nominees, of the William Blackfox Awards!

Maestra Teresa Gabriela de Montoya y Sevilla
Interim 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:
Province of Malagentia, The Moonstone, Lady Christina Crane, Chronicler, East Kingdom
Honorable Mention
Shire of Sol Haven, The Equinox, Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli, chronicler, Kingdom of Meridies

Also nominated:

Æthelmearc
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Ice Dragon, THL Rhiannon Elandris, chronicler
Ansteorra
Bryn Gwlad, The Halberd, Lady Renée de Valier, chronicler
Atlantia
Barony of Raven's Cove, The Raven's Cry, Lady Derbhail ingen Lonain, chronicler
Caid
Barony of the Angels, The Seraph, Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani, chronicler and THL Fu Ching Lan, deputy chronicler
Calontir
HeraldsHill, The Parade, Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn, chronicler
Drachenwald
Principality of Nordmark, Silversparren, Lady Ingrid Audardotter, chronicler
Ealdormere
Barony of Septentria, The Ursus, HL Lyda Langrackrsdottir, chronicler
Gleann Abhann
Shire of Ardanroe, Ardnrunes, Barun Rory ua Riada & Cecelia, chroniclers
Middle
Canton of Foxvale, Fox Tales, Baron Thorvald Redhair, chronicler
Northshield
Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr, Song of the Tower
Outlands
Barony of Caerthe, The Fortress, THLady Jorunn nic Lochlainn, chronicler
Trimaris
Shire of Starhaven, The Vair Bell, Lady Eithne ingen Muirgein, chronicler
West
The Page, Lyra of Asclon, Chronicler

 

Best Layout and Design

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

The winner:
Barony of the Angels, The Seraph, Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani, chronicler; THL Fu Ching Lan, deputy chronicler. Kingdom: Caid

Also nominated:

Æthelmearc
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, The Althing, Lady Sumayya al Ghaziyya, chronicler
Ansteorra
Barony of Loch Soilleir, The Serpent's Tale, HL Brian O'hUilliam, chronicler
Atlantia
Barony of Raven's Cove, The Raven's Cry, Lady Derbhail ingen Lonain, chronicler
Calontir
Shire of Heralds Hill, The Parade, Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn, chronicler
Drachenwald
Barony of Aarnimetsä, Aarniwalcea, Filisia Eriksdotter Gift, chronicler
Ealdormere
Barony of Skraeling Althing, The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, Lady Giana Gabriella di Milano, chronicler
East
Barony of Bhakail, The Salamander, Lord Martyn de Halliwell, chronicler
Gleann Abhann
Incipient Shire of Pilgrims Fount, The Kindred Spirit, Lord Jamys Chapman, chronicler
Meridies
Barony of Thor's Mountain, The Whetstone, Lady Muirenn ingen Ui Dunchada, chronicler
Middle
Barony of White Waters, The Boke Livith Northwode, chronicler
Northshield
Shire of Falcon's Keep, Mewsletter
Outlands
Shire of Fontaine dans Sable, La Fontaine des Nouvelles, Bill Lewis, chronicler
Trimaris
Barony of Oldenfeld, Oldentales, Lady Aurelia Cassia Pelagia, chronicler
West
Barony of Selviergard, The Dragon Tale, Halfdan Ozurrson, chronicler

 

Best Artwork

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

The winner:
Artist - Eilinora of Black Diamond, Cover art for Barony of Black Diamond Edicts and Epistles, Maistresse Maaline Renard, chronicler. Kingdom: Atlantia

Also nominated:

Æthelmearc
Mistress Gillian Llwelyn for various drawings in the Æstel Æxtra.
Caid
Lord Ponç lo Bonòme, Constance le Ventrer for new masthead, Barony of Calafia Serpent's Tongue, Lord Ketill Raudskegger, chronicler
Drachenwald
Mistress Bridget Greywolf for Albion der Drache, Barony of Knights' Crossing Knightingale, Baroness Mechthild Quattermart, chronicler
Ealdormere
The Skraeling Althing Chronicle, SJ/artist
East
Lady Yzabel Du Perche for cover artwork, Barony of Endewearde Northern Watch, summer 2013, Lord Oleksander Brazhnyk, chronicler
Middle
Lady Isra alZarqa, Cover art for Barony of Flaming Gryphon The Gryphon's Tale, Summer 2013, Rowen Hen Enaid, Chronicler
Outlands
Artist: THLady Jorunn nic Lochlainn, Barony of Caerthe The Fortress, THLady Jorunn nic Lochlainn, chronicler
Trimaris
Juan Ohoragarria Garcia Lopez de Mauleon, Geirúlfr mac an Gallóglaigh, Elenamiv for the Sept. ‘13 The Talewinds

 

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
Barony of Namron, The Plume April 2014: Dedicated in Loving Memory of Terick ap Owen, Lady Villana Palazolo, chronicler. Kingdom: Ansteorra

Also nominated:

Æthelmearc
Barony of Delftwood, Full Tilt, Arts & Sciences Edition, Lady Maragrita Carpintero, chronicler
Drachenwald
Barony of Knights' Crossing, Frankmark Express: Die Kampfkunst – Heavy Fighting in der SCA, Aelric of Battle/author, Lord Arnulf der Zeitlner (with help from others)/chronicler
Trimaris
The Barony of Wyvernwoode, The Wyvern's Tale, Juan Ohoragarria Garcia Lopez de Mauleon, chronicler

 

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:
Barony of Caer Mear, Quid Novi (QD) Special Regalia Edition, December 2013, Gytha of WithornSea, chronicler. Kingdom: Atlantia

Also nominated:

Calontir
Calon Scrolls...The Pavel Issue, Oct. 2013, Lady Melisent McAffee, chronicler
East
Ars Scientia Orientalis, Meesteres Annetje van Woerden, chronicler
Middle
Barony of Cynnabar, The Citadel, "Wassail" issue, Ermenrich von Duisburg, chronicler

 

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:
Chronicler, Author/Artist: Meistres Bronwen o Gydweli for "Shire Shire" from The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven, Kingdom: Meridies

Also nominated:

Ansteorra
"A Guide to Music Performed by the Bjornsborg Early Music Ensemble", Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont, Barony of Bjornsborg, The Bear Necessities, Lady Anastasia von Eschenbach, chronicler
Atlantia
"SCA Stories for Beginners", Mistress Dervila ni Leanon, Barony of Hawkwood, The Talon, Lady Christiana de Haukworth/chronicler
Caid
"Dagda's corner", Lady Rutilia Fausta, Barony of Lyondemere, Tydes, Lady Rutilia Fausta, chronicler
Calontir
"Letter from the Cook's Guild", HL Fiona nic Gomliatha, Shire of Cum An Iolair, The Aerie, Niccolo, chronicler
Drachenwald
"The Dragon's Treasure Chest", Agnes la Verte, Principality of Insulae Draconis, Baelfyr, Lady Constanza of Thamesreach, chronicler
Gleann Abhann
"Carriage Chatter", Rory ua Riada, Shire of Ardenroe, Ardanrunes, Master Rory ua Riada, chronicler
Middle
"Dear Parrot", Brighid Breatnach, Barony of Brendoken, Portcullis
Northshield
"Building Stones", Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr, Song of the Tower
Outlands
"The Herald's Charge", Master Angus Reid MacFarlane, Shire of Fontaine dans Sable, La Fontaine des Nouvelles, Bill Lewis, chronicler
Trimaris
"On Pointe", Lord James Highgate, The Talewinds
West
"Stone", Despotes Halfdan Ozurrson, Barony of Selviergard The Dragon Tale

 

Best Article

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

The winner:
"Bench in Gothic Style" ("Bank im Gotischem Stil"), Author: Aeliric of Battle. Barony of Knights' Crossing, Frankmark Express, May 2013, Lord Arnulf der Zeitlner, chronicler, Kingdom: Drachenwald

Also nominated:

Æthelmearc
"Sword (weapon) making for the SCA" by Sör Ustad "the Dreaded" Hasan al Hajjii, Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, The Althing, Lady Sumayya al Ghaziyya, chronicler
Ansteorra
"What Is It Like To Enter Crown Tourney For The First Time?" by Vincenti da Murano, Barony of Namron, The Plume, Lady Valena, chronicler
Atlantia
"Paternosters for Your Persona" by Countess Rowan Berran McDowell, Barony of Bright Hills, The Yoeman, THL Sindara Lind Rachael Fessel of the Falconshield/Chronicler.
Calontir
"My Coolest Moment in the SCA" by Lord Hamlinius D'Balinor, Shire of Oakheat, The Oak Heat, Lord Hamlinius D'Balinor, chronicler
Ealdormere
"What in the World is a Mutchkin" by Lady Beath´n MacFinnon, Barony of Ramshaven, The Ramshaven Herald, Lord Adnar Dionadair, chronicler
East
"A Story of a Cold and Stormy Winters Day" by Marguerite von Elfenau, Barony of Smoking Rocks, Kenning Points, Marguerite von Elfenau, chronicler
Middle
"The Quest for the Sour Cream" by Elena Khitraia Anton'eva doch', Canton of Dun Traigh, Voice of the Dune, Walter Mareshall, chronicler
Northshield
"Are Zombies Period" by Mistress Ealasaid nic Phearsoinn, Shire of Falcon's Keep, Oct. 13 Mewsletter
Outlands
"Amber Beads and Pendants of the Viking Age" by Jórhildr skáldhrafn (Quillon), Barony of al-Barran, Baronial Shaft, Lord Rosalio de Vizcaya, chronicler
Trimaris
"Coffee in Period" by THL Sosha Lyon's O'rourke, Shire of Vaca del Mar, The Siren's Song, THL Deirdre Ui Mhaille, chronicler
West
"Roman Games Teeore and Tropa" by Despotes Halfdan "two bears" Ozurrson, Barony of Selviergard, The Dragon Tale, Halfdan Ozurrson, chronicler

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/Artist: Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien for "Banners of Calontir", Shire of Calanais, The Dancing Moon, August 2013, Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien, chronicler, Kingdom: Calontir

Also nominated:

Æthelmearc
Master Fridrikr for "Saleem Drapa Góðinn", Barony of Thescorre, Fewmet, Padraig na Féasóige Ua Céileachair, chronicler
Ansteorra
Svipdagr for "Pilgrim's Journey", Barony of Bjornsborg, The Bear Necessities, Lady Anastasia von Eschenbach, chronicler
Atlantia
THL Jonathan Blackbow for "The Sun is Rising", The Acorn, Mistress Mordeyrn Tremayne, chronicler
Caid
"Der Alte Dietrich"/Herzog Dietrich von Vogelsang for "Ballade" Barony of the Angels, The Seraph, Spring 2014, Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani, chronicler and THL Fu Ching Lan, deputy chronicler
East
Mistress Alys Mackyntoich for "Lament for the Golden Rapiers", Province of Malagentia, The Moonstone, Lady Christiana Crane, chronicler
Meridies
Mistress Solveig Eiriksdottir for "The Story of the Two Knights, the Little Girl, and the Troll Under the Bridge", Barony of Thor’s Mountain, The Whetstone, July 2013, Lady Muirenn ingen Ui Dunchada, chronicler
Middle
Breddelwyn for "I honor you, Oh Warriors", Barony of Sternfeld, Sternfeld Star, Lord Antonio Bellini, chronicler
Northshield
Geirfold Kolbeinson for "Jaravellir", Barony of Jararvellir, The Skein, June 2013
Outlands
Mistress Cailte Caitchairn for "The Flower of Calais", Barony of al-Barran Baronial Shaft, Lord Rosalio de Vizcaya, chronicler
Trimaris
Lord Miyamoto Toramasa for the poem "Wyvernwoode", and Duke Kurn O’Farrell and Duchess Eridani Aureaus for their Reign storyline (multiple issues), The Talewinds

Best Cover for a Kingdom Newsletter

The Winner
Kingdom of Gleann Abhann for the January 2014 Ambassador. Artist: Duke Sir Jon the Tall, Chronicler: Baroness Arianna Stefana

Also nominated:

Atlantia
Lady Marion von Rapp for the Jan. 2014 Acorn
Caid
Lachlan Cromarty for the Nov. 2013 The Crown Prints
Calontir
Master TK, April 2014 The Mews
Ealdormere
Lady Augusta Gamarelli for the Royal Portaits on the The Tidings
East
Lord Robert of Stonemarche for Jan. 2014 Pikestaff, Mistress A'isha bint Jamil, Chronicler
Trimaris
Digital art by Juan Ohoragarria Garcia Lopez de Mauleon from a photograph by Duke Yoan Moon Yang and Countess Jung-Mie, and ©Gregory Johnston/Shutterstock.com., July 2013 The Talewinds, Juan Ohoragarria Garcia Lopez de Mauleon, Chronicler
West
Conni O’Neill (photographer), Dec. 2013 The Page

Best Article in a Kingdom Newsletter

The Winner
"Ansteorran Coronation Cloaks Pictorial" by Mistress Radegund of Tours, in the December 2013 The Black Star, Chronicler: HL Reis ap Tuder, Kingdom: Ansteorra

Also nominated:

Caid
"Meat and Potatoes” by Master Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia, The Crown Prints, THL Ellyn of Tanwayour, Chronicler
Gleann Abhann
"Historian’s Notes” by Mistress Barbara Sterling, The Ambassador, Baroness Arianna Stefanna, Chronicler
Trimaris
"Slaying Sacred Cows” by Lord James Highgate, The Talewinds, Juan Ohoragarria Garcia Lopez de Mauleon, Chronicler

Kingdom Chroniclers' Honorable Mention

Æthelmearc
Barony of Delftwood, Full Tilt, Lady Maragrita Carpintero, chronicler
Drachenwald
Barony of Knights Crossing, Knightingale, Baroness Mechthild Quattermart, chronicler
Gleann Abhann
Lagerdamm, Water Spark, THL Resa d;Oliphant, chronicler
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