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The William Blackfox Awards - A.S. 36

The William Blackfox Awards

One of the great delights of holding the office of Society Chronicler is seeing the all the nominations for the Master William Blackfox Awards. The SCA can proudly boast of scores of diligent and hard-working, creative people who publish newsletters for the different groups around the Known World. Every nominee should be proud of their accomplishments! A nomination for these awards is an indication of excellence! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners for the A.S. 36 Master William Blackfox Awards.

In faithful service,
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Honor of Restormel, 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. Awarded to the newsletter and the Chronicler.

The winner:
Tal Mere Tidings, Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baron John Ironstone.
The remaining nominees:
La Fleur, Canton of Lindenwood (Ansteorra), Chronicler: Lady Margarite McBridin
It Cometh in the Mail, Barony of Bryn Gwlad (Ansteorra),Chronicler: Lady Teresa
The Toad, Shire of Eisenmarche (An Tir), Chronicler: Corrine Hennenburg.
The Dragon's Tongue, Shire of Dragon's Mist (An Tir), Chronicler: Lord Conall O'Datho.
Questing Quill,Barony of Loch Salann (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rhianna ingen Cathail.
Beul nam Beinnean, Barony of Sentinel's Keep (Artemisia), Chronicler: Pericleia of Constantinople.
Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rafaella dei Montagne C.
Otherwords from Otherhill, Shire of Otherhill (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Letitia des Montagnes Bleues.
The Moot Points, Barony of Marinus (Atlantia), Chronicler Lady Elizabeth of Marinus.
Aire Currents, Canton of Aire Faucon (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lady Maeve Griffinsward.
Fret Knot, Barony of Altavia (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Elspeth Colquhoun.
Sereph, Barony of Angels (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Fu Ching Lan.
Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Cristal Fleur deleMer.
Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia (Caid), Chronicler: Lord Dafydd MacDonald.
Dragon Flyre, Barony of Vatavia (Calontir), Chronicler: Lady Perjzada Qhasar
Aarniwalcea, Barony of Aarnimetsä (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Seigneur Gaucelm de Chambonniers.
Silversparren, Principality of Nordmark (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Rind
The Tankard, Canton of Ardchreag (Ealdormere), Chronicler: Lord Colyne Stewart
Notes From Underground, Barony of the Bridge (East), Chroniclers of the Barony and Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue.
Ferrugo, Shire of the Royal Forest of Rusted Woodlands (East), Chronicler: Lady Krystinia Le Fay.
The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven (Meridies), Chronicler: Mistress Bronwen O Gydeweli
Ringmail, Region of the Midlands (Middle), Chronicler: Baron Daemon de Folo.
The Piper, Shire of Mistig Waetru (Middle), Chronicler: Aislinn of Winterheall.
The Piper, Shire of Plattefordham (Middle), Chronicler: Lady Airmid of Crannog Ardanaiseig.
The Baronial Shaft, Barony of al-Barran (Middle), Chronicler: Kathws Rusa
The Stagge Ragge, Shire of Stagridge (Trimaris), Chronicler: Lyneue la Sawyere.
Castle Lore, Shire of Castlemere (Trimaris), Chronicler: Cristina Dominguez
The Silver Sage, Province of Silver Desert (West), Chronicler: Lady Beatrix zum Dunklenturm
The Darkwood Drum, Barony of Darkwood (West), Chronicler: Mistress Anastasia Ivanovna

Best Layout and Design

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

The winner:
Storm Tidings, Shire of Adamastor (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Myfanwy verch Traehearn
The remaining nominees:
The Gleaner, Shire of the Wastelands (Ansteorra),Chronicler: Baroness Ceridwen Hyrllanerk.
The Plume, Barony of Namron (Ansteorra), Chronicler: Lord Alexander Ravenshaw.
The Bards Banner, Shire of Tir Bannog, (An Tir), Chronicler: Valthmar Hawkwinter.
The Blatherings,Barony of Blatha An Oir, (An Tir), Chronicler: Siobhan ferch Deirdre
The Bronzehelm Watch,Shire of Bronzehelm (Artemisia), Chronicler: Thomas Mourtenshire.
Clyffe Notes, Barony of Dun Carraig (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lady Amalia Künne.
Nod-Y-Rit, Barony of Tir-Y-Don (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lord John Forneau.
Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Cristal Fleur dela Mer.
Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia (Caid), Chronicler: Lord Dafydd MacDonald.
Sereph, Barony of Angels (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Fu Chin Lan.
Boar's Snore, Barony of Coeur d' Ennui (Calontir), Chronicler: Tatiana Pievgarde.
Holmgången, Shire of Holmrike (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Solà de Rylla.
Viaduct, Barony of An Dubhaigeainn (East), Chronicler: Mistress Suzanne Neuber de Londres.
The Forum, Barony of Cleftlands (Middle), Chronicler: Ladies Lyonnete and Milesent Vibert.
Gryphon's Tale, Canton of Flaming Gryphon (Middle), Chroniclers: Baron Berach and Baroness Myfanwy.
Tal Mere Tidings, Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baron John Ironstone.
The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven (Meridies), Chronicler: Mistress Bronwen o Gydeweli.
The Baronial Shaft, Barony of al-Barran (Outlands), Chronicler: Kathws Rusa
Revelry, Barony of Darkwater (Trimaris), Chronicler: Lady Avis Albrechtsdottir.
Crystal Ball, Shire of Crystal Moor (Trimaris), Chronicler: Lord Brian Mac Dacey.
The Silver Sage, Province of Silver Desert (West),Chronicler: Lady Beatrix zum Dunklenturm.
The Darkwood Drum, Barony of Darkwood (West), Chronicler: Mistress Anastasia Ivanovna

Best Art

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

The winner:
The Oak Leaf, Shire of Darach (Caid), Chronicler: THLady Eilidh Swann of Strathlachlan. Artwork: Cover of January, February, and March 2002 by THL Egann of Darach Shire.
The remaining nominees:
The Oracle, Barony of Bonwicke (Ansteorra), Chronicler: Oriana de Francesco. Artwork on September 2001 cover and page 7 of the same issue and also February 2002 cover. Artist: Oriana de Francesco.
Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rafaella dei Montagne C. Artwork on cover of October 2001 issue by Mistress Eleanore Macarthaigh.
Gryphon's Grumbles, Shire of Gryphon's Lair (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter. Artwork: Cover of November 2001 issue by Lady Bethany of Windermere.
Questing Quill, Barony of Loch Salann (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rhianna ingen Cathail. Artwork: Cover of June 2001 issue by Amy Giauque.
The Scryer, Shire of Crystal Crags (Artemisia), Chronicler: Victor Davidson, Artwork: cover of August 2001 issue.
Beul nam Beinnean, Barony of Sentinel's Keep (Artemisia), Chronicler Baroness Juliana nic Lachlainn. Artwork: Cover photo on May issue by Marjorie E. Kucsma.
Gryphon's Grumbles, Shire of Gryphon's Lair (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdsotter. Artwork: Crown Tournament article in March 2002 issue.
Gryphon's Grumbles, Shire of Gryphon's Lair (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdsotter. Artwork: cover of March 2002 issue.
Q.D., Barony of Caer Mear (Atlantia), Chronicler Lord Camillo Guinicelli. Artwork on January 2002 cover. Artist: THL Aleshondra Teodorus.
Mountain Mayhem, Barony of Hidden Mountain (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lady Cecelia Blythe. Artwork on the February 2002 cover. Artist: Master Bran Trefonnen.
Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Cristal Fleur dela Mar. Artwork: Cover of the July 2001 issue by Master Gareth Somerset.
Tydes. Barony of Lyondemere (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Cristal Fleur dela Mar. Artwork: Cover of May 2001 issue.
The Banner, Barony of Lonely Tower (Calontir), Chronicler: Lady Sorcha Ingen Mhaolain. Artwork: on the March 2002 cover. Artist: Lord Rolf Hobart
Aarniwalcea, Barony of Aarnimetsä (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Seigneur Galcelm de Chambonniers. Artwork on the December 2001 cover. Artist: Lady Aislinn o'Faelan
Sandpaper, Shire of Barren Sands (East), Chronicler: Lady Svea the Short-Sighted. Artwork on November 2001 cover and interior art. Artist: Lady Svea the Short-Sighted.
Montevale Knightly Knews,Shire of Montevale (East), Chronicler Lady Mary of Montevale. Artwork on December 2001 cover. Artist Lady Elsa de Lyon.
Ferrugo, Shire of Royal Forest of the Rusted Woodlands (East), Chronicler: Lady Krystinia Le Fay. Artwork on cover of the July 2001 issue.
A Sealion's Tale, Barony of Seleone (Meridies), Chronicler: Lady Jessimond of Emerickeskepe. Artwork on the cover of the February 2002 issue. Artist: Lady AElfwenna of Shrewsbury.
The Whetstone, Barony of Thor's Mountain (Meridies), Chronicler: THLady Constanza Angelique De Medici. Artwork on the cover of the March 2002 issue.
The Fortress, Barony of Caerte (Outlands), Chronicler: Mistress Caelainn ingen Muirdaig. Artwork February 2002 cover. Artist: Lady Gyndylynne.
The Aarquelle Chronicle, Shire of Aarquelle (Outlands), Chronicler: Lady Cassandra. Artwork on the February 2002 cover. Artist: Phyllis.
Crystal Ball, Shire of Crystal Moor (Trimaris), Chronicler: Brian MacDacey. Artwork/Photo on April 2002 cover. Photographer: Brian MacDacey
Wyvern's Tale, Barony of Wyvernwood (Trimaris), Chronicler: Alexander Pagolo S forza di Milano. Artwork on July 2001 cover. Artist: Unknown.

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:
Tal Mere Tidings,Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baroness Ragnel Gry.Special Arts & Sciences Issue.
The remaining nominees:
Bear Necessities (Barely Necessary), Barony of Bjornsborg (Ansteorra), Chronicler: Cynric of Bedwyn. Special issue April 2002.
Beul Nam Beinnean, Barony of Sentinel's Keep (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Periclea of Constantinople. Special issue February 2002 (Rapier).
On Target, College of Arrows Flight (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Kynewynn the Kind.Special Issue December 2001 (On Christmas).
The Phoenix, Barony of Sacred Stone (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lord Otto van Schwyz.Special issue: Little Baron Jason, Compilation by Finn of Drachentor.
The Moot Points, Barony of Marinus (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lady Elizabeth of Marinus.Special issue: Barony of Marinus Directory compiled by Mu'allim Rabah az-Zafir.
Skræling Althing Chronicle, Barony of Skræling Althing (Ealdormere), Chronicler: Mistress Siglinde Harfnerstochter. Special issue done to commemorate the Baronial Change over.
Notes from the Underground, Barony of the Bridge (East), Chronicler: Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue. Special Pennsic Yearbook.
Quid Nunc, Barony of Ruantallan (East), Chronicler: Lord Wynfrith of Huntandune. Special Baronial Constitution issue.
The Crystal Quill, Barony of Nordskogen (Middle), Chroniclers: Caoilfhionn ingen Cheallaigh ui Mordha and Mathilde. Special Children's Issue.
The Horn of Narval, Shire of Narval Dorado (Trimaris), Chronicler: Alessandra di Nicola da Vinci. Third and Fourth Quarter 2001 issues.

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:
Artes Draconis, Middle Kingdom A & S, Chronicler: Mistress Siobahan O'Neill.
The remaining nominees:
Tal Mere Teachings (Arts and Sciences Supplement), Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baron John Ironstone.
Filum Aureum (The Golden Thread), Needleworker's Guild (West), Chronicler: Ladt Christian de Holacombe.

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 winners:
Serpent's Tongue, Barony of Calafia (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Amanda O'Kellahan. Feature: Garb and Needlework by THL Richenda Coffin.
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Song of Llyr, Shire of CarregWen (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Colette Vittraria. Feature: A Snippet of History by Lady Lorraina Tara Morgan Kylander.
The remaining nominees:
The Thorny Truth, Shire of Rosenfeld (Ansteorra), Chronicler: Duchess Julia De Montoya. Feature: Various articles about historical people and events by Duke Patrick Michael Gordonne.
The Madrone Leaf, Barony of Madrone (An Tir), Chronicler: Maryam Al Baghdadi. Feature: Heraldry Series by Adrianna.
Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rafaella dei Montagne C. Feature: A Saint's Life by Lady Eilsidh MacDonmhuill.
Otherwords from Otherhill, Shire of Otherhill (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Letitia des Montagnes Bleues. Feature: Let them eat Mushrooms! By Mistress Letitia des Montagnes Bleues.
Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rafaella dei Montagne C. Feature: The Andalusian Horse by Mists Yasmeena bint al Ahlam.
The Rising Sun, Canton of Baelfire Dunn (Atlantia), Chronicler: Edward Shirebrooke. Feature: Puzzles created by the Chronicler.
Mountain Mayhem, Barony of Hidden Mountain (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lady Cecelia Blythe, Feature: Courtly Virtues column with various contributors.
Tydes, Barony of Lyondemere (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Cristal Fleur dela Mar. Feature: Out and About with Eden by Baroness Eden Somerhawke.
Runestone, Barony of the Western Seas (Caid), Chronicler: Mistress Miriel Gwenddwr Ty Arannell. Feature: Cooking with Claudius by THL Claudius.
Runestaff, Barony of Mag Mor (Calontir), Chronicler: Countess Isadora of Orange Wood. Feature: Puzzles and games by Leofwyna Le'May
The Baelfyr, Isles Region (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Lady Melisende FitzWalter, Feature: The Monthly Tabard by Anonymous.
Carolingian Minuscule, Barony of Carolingia (East), Chronicler: Lady Eleanor Catlyng. Feature: The Influence of the Sterres by Lord Christian Lansiger.
The Equinox, Shire of Sol Haven (Meridies), Chronicler: Mistress Bronwen o Gydweli. Feature: The Muse by various authors.
A Sealion's Tale, Barony of Seleone (Meridies), Chronicler Lady Jessimond of Emerickeskepe. Feature: Xenia's Middle Eastern Delights by Lady Xenia Hurrem.
The Sea Scroll, Incipient Shire of Coldedernhale (Middle), Chronicler: Violante de Lobo. Feature: The Cook's Corner.
Scorpions Tales, Shire of Scorpions Hollow (Outlands), Chronicler: Clothilde van der Aalst. Feature: Recipe column by Clothilde van der Aalst.
Medieval Tymes, Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass (Outlands), Chronicler: Lady Reanna. Feature: "At the Library" by Lady Alienor.

Best Article

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

The winner:
Otherwords from Otherhill, Shire of Otherhill (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Letitia des Montagnes Bleues. Article: Period Coffee or Caffeine High?
The remaining nominees:
Elfsea Scroll, Barony of Elfsea (Ansteorra), Chronicler: Timothy of Glastonbury. Article: Autocratting Made Easy by Master Richard Fairborne.
The Dragon's Tongue, Shire of Dragon's Mist (An Tir), Chronicler: Lady Teceangl Bach. Article: Viking Ornament by Hachisbaer Jordsdottir.
Moose Call, Barony of Arn Hold (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Rafaella dei Montagne C. Article: The Medicinal Uses of Herbs in the Middle Ages by Lady Eilidh MacDomnhuill.
The Scryer, Shire of Crystal Crags (Artemisia),Chronicler: Lord Geodfrey de Engaol. Article: The Trebucket by Evan Hadingham.
The Scryer, Shire of Crystal Crags (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lord Geodfrey de Engaol. Article: Greek Fire by Victor Davidson.
Bronzehelm Watch, Shire of Bronzehelm (Artemisia), Chronicler: THL Rodrigo de Navarro. Article: The Bowmaid's Travail (poem) by Aleezabet of House Black Fletch.
The Argus, Barony of One Thousand Eyes (Artemisia), Chronicler: THL Wilhelm von Adlersheim. Article: The Battle of Hastings by THL Wilhelm von Adlersheim.
Beul nam Beinnean, Barony of Sentinel's Keep (Artemisia), Chronicler: Baroness Juliana nic Lachlainn. Article: Sir Ibrahim Wins Crown! Montana Rocks! By Mistress Iduna Snorradottir.
Gryphon's Grumbles,Shire of Gryphon's Lair (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdsotter. Article: Recipe with History by unknown author(s).
Gryphon's Grumbles, Shire of Gryphon's Lair (Artemisia), Chronicler: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdsotter. Article: Spring Mischief (poem) by Manon de la Pleut.
The Yeoman, Barony of Bright Hills (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lady Szilagy Margit. Article: A Glastonbury Thorn - A Midwinter Miracle by Lady Szilagy Margit.
Nod-Y-Rit, Barony of Tir-Y-Don (Atlantia), Chronicler: Lord John Forneau. Article: Basic Rules for Sewing by Countess Adelicia of Cumbria.
Fret Knot, Barony of Altavia (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Elspeth Colquhoun. Article: Tournaments and Favors in Elizabethan England.
Grapevyne, Shire of Heatherwyne (Caid), Chronicler: Lady Margaret MacLain of Lochwood. Article: An Archery Primer by Taillear.
Runestone, Barony of Western Seas (Caid), Chronicler: Mistress Miriel Gwenddwr Ty Arannell. Article: Dire News Department: Plague in Western Seas by Mistress Miriel Gwenddwr Ty Arannell.
Seahorse, Barony of Ostgardr (East), Chronicler: Magistra Rufina Cambrensis. Article: English sonnet and Spanish translation by Dona Ana Raquel de Guzman.
Collected Tales, Shire of Coill Tuar (East), Chronicler: Lady Johanna le Mercer. Article: Ailionora Fuller by Lady Ailionora.
Tal Mere Tidings, Shire of Tal Mere (Meridies), Chronicler: Baron John Ironstone. Article: Sir Valiant's Adventure by Katherine De La Crue.
The Bayou Tapestry, Barony of Axemoor (Meridies), Chronicler: Lord Ifor de Leycester. Article: Let There be Music by Cyrille Robert.
The Gauntlet, Region of Pentamer (Middle), Chronicler: Lord Dalkrvor the Intimid. Article: Creating a Society Group Directory.
Song of the Tower, Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr (Middle), Chronicler: Lord Ivan the Trouncable.
The Tosspot, Barony of Unser Hafen (Outlands),Chronicler: Mistress Drahomira Jaroslavna. Article: The Line by THLord Sean Ui Neil the Staffmaker.
The Dorinda, Shire of Caer Galen (Outlands), Chronicler: THLord Rüdeger Marenholtz. Article: A Brief History of the Harp of Caer Galen by Baronessa Francesca de Pavia.
Eye of the Storm, Shire of Storm (Trimaris), Chronicler: Lord Leonidas Mantinio. Article: Cooking for SCA events in Trimaris by Messer Giuseppe da Borgia.
Caw Eesfee Shin, Barony of An Crossaire (Trimaris), Chronicler: Lady Anne of Blackthorne. Article: Why I am not at the War by Mistress Elfwyn de Borfleur, OL.

Honorable Mentions:

These are 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.

The Keepsake, Shire of Border Vale Keep (Atlantia) . Chronicler: Lady Diana Francesca della Mirandola - Beautiful March 2002 issue!
Hearthtales, Shire of Twae Linnes (Artemisia), Chronicler: Lady Ilyana of Tuloc. For diligence and perseverance in consistently producing a newsletter for the shire.
Phoenix Rising, College of Reannag Fhara (Caid), Chronicler: Lord Ilar the Cheerful. For excellent effort for a small group to produce a consistently quality publication.
Aurora Borealis, Shire of Gyllengran (Drachenwald), Chronicler: Magdalena Stenbock. Very high quality in content, layout, and reproduction.
L'Echo des Cantons, Barony of Havre des Glaces (East), Chronicler: Lady Ariane de Meursault. Lady Ariane's newsletter is for a French speaking group. Each month, Lady Ariane and a group of helpers translate the Kingdom Officer letter from the Kingdom newsletter to include in her local newsletter. She also translates the local officer report to English to send to the Royalty and Kingdom seneschal.
The Whetstone, Barony of Thor's Mountain (Meridies), Chronicler THLady Constanza Angelique de Medici. For consistently creating a good, quality newsletter.
A Sealion's Tale, Barony of Seleone (Meridies), Chronicler: Lady Jessimond of Emerickeskepe. For consistenly creating a good, quality newsletter.
The Scroll, Shire of Hinterland (Outlands), Chronicler: Lady Anaya Delcroix de Foix. Term as Chronicler for more than 5 years providing shire with a no cost newsletter to meet the needs of her group.

I apologize for any errors or misinformation noted above. If you would like the information corrected here, please send the corrections to me at chronicler@sca.org

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