I will be teaching a lot over the next few months:
The Fiore Virtual Book Club is finishing up its first pass through the manual in the next few weeks with Spear and Poleaxe on April 25 and Mounted Combat on May 16.
The Technical Symposium for the Digital SCA was May 1 and 2. The event schedule is available here. I taught two classes which were recorded and posted to YouTube. Click on the class title to download the corresponding slides or follow the link to the recording.
- A&S Website Building using Wordpress -- Recorded Class on YouTube
- Spiffing up your Online Presentations for Cheap or Free -- Recorded Class on YouTube
Atlantia's Summer University is June 12. The full schedule and sign up information will be available at that link. I will be teaching two classes:
- Fiore at long range: Largo Two Handed Sword plays
- Spiffing up your Online Presentations for Cheap or Free
I decided to start a new blog to contain articles about some of my modern interests including computers, photography, and video. A couple of articles that were on this site but not particularly SCA related were moved to the new site and a couple of new articles were written. Links to those old articles have been updated, so they are still available. The new site is LloydTech.org .
I will be teaching a class on Fiore's Armored Sword section at Atlantia's Winter University on February 13, 2021. The plays are almost entirely made with halfswording (where you hold your own blade with your off hand for leverage and precision). More information on the class, plus copies of the slides with pictures and videos are available here.
I've started an online book club to study Fiore's 1409 combat system and its application to SCA combat forms. We meet every other Sunday night at 7pm via Google Meet. I have set up slides with each of the plates from the Getty museum and the translated text by Colin Hatcher to make discussion easier and I use my tips for Spiffing Up your Online Classes to make it easy to switch between the slides, a wide angle webcam for discussion and limited physical demonstrations, a document camera for close ups on objects, and my computer desktop where I can pull up the Getty Museum's scans of the manual for closer examination.
For slides, a schedule of meetings, and links to the virtual meeting see
I will be teaching a class on Fiore's Sword in One Hand section. The class will be online at Atlantia's Kingdom University at 10am on Saturday September 12, 2020. The class will show each plate from that section of the manual and the English translation of the text. We'll discuss what is being shown and described and then watch a 5-ish second pre-recorded video of my interpretation of the play. I would very much prefer to be doing this interactively in person, but hope this approach will simulate an in-person class as well as can be done virtually.
I am also doing a practice run of the class to try out the sharing platform and to get feedback on his draft slides and videos. That practice will be Tir-y-Don's A&S class for the week on August 27 at 7pm. The draft slides for the class can be downloaded from these links: