SCA news sites

2015 and 2016 SCA Board of Directors Meeting Schedule Confirmed

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-11-09 19:15

The following was published on Thursday, November 6th to the SCA Announcements email List (

By consensus at the Fourth Quarter 2014 Board of Directors Meeting, the following meeting schedule was confirmed for 2015 and 2016:

January 17, 2015
Kingdom of the West
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
1989 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA

April 18, 2015
Kingdom of the Middle
Embassy Suites Cincinnati – River Center
10 East Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011

July 11, 2015
Kingdom of the West
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
1989 East Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035

October 24, 2015
Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Embassy Suites – Pittsburgh – International Airport
550 Cherrington Parkway
Coraopolis PA 15108

2016 – Due to special projects, all 2016 meetings will be held in Milpitas, Ca.
Exact Dates and Locations to follow

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Filed under: Corporate, Official Notices Tagged: board of directors, BoD, bod meetings, corporate, sca announcements

Two elevated to Pelican in AEthelmearc - Sun, 2014-11-09 19:02

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Magnus Tindal and Etain of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to THL Filipo da Sancto Martino and Baron Sogtungui Bataar.

read more

Categories: SCA news sites

Call for Applicants – Central Region Deputy Rapier Marshal

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-11-09 14:29

Don Frasier MacLeod has requested we share the following announcement with our readers:


Unto the populace of the Kingdom of the East do I, Don Frasier MacLeod send greetings,

As many of you know, I stepped up into the Kingdom Rapier Marshal position at Crown Tournament. One of the priorities of my early tenure in this position is to find replacements for some of my Regional Marshals. To that end I would like to officially put out the call for resumes from anyone interested in taking on the position of Central Regional Deputy Rapier Marshal. As the previous Deputy, Don Donovan, is now my Kingdom Deputy, I need to fill the void left by his departure for this new position. Anyone interested in taking on this position please send me your SCA resume to the Kingdom Rapier Marshal e-mail listed in Pikestaff. I will be accepting resumes until Thursday, November 27th, at which time I will close the window and review the resumes I have received up to that point. I look forward to hearing from any of you who wish to take this position on.

In Service,

Don Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East

Filed under: Fencing, Official Notices Tagged: fencing, officers, rapier, volunteers

Steinnar and Lyda new Heirs to Ealdormere Throne. - Sun, 2014-11-09 06:42

Congratulations to Sir Steinnar Aggarson, the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

read more

Categories: SCA news sites

The Poetry Project for Crown Tourney

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-11-07 18:09

Long before the day of Crown Tournament dawned dark, rainy and muddy, the poets of the East Kingdom had already been working to shine light upon the tourney field.  As a way of honoring the consorts role in the pageantry of the day Her Majesty Thyra asked her Queen’s Bard Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair to have praise poems written for each one of the 49 registered consorts.

Mistress Aife said, “While we say that Crown Tournament is supposed to be about fighting for the inspiration of your consort, the consorts can get lost in the day as everyone focuses on the fighters.  Writing about the consorts seemed like a natural way to reflect the spirit of Crown Tournament.  The mechanism to make all of that work was the letters of intent.  If Their Majesties were willing to require that the combatants write a few lines about how their consort inspired them, I could then give those letters to poets who could make their words into poetry for their consorts.”   Their Majesties were willing. The letter of intent was modified to require the combatant to tell the Crown how their consort inspired them.

In the meantime, Mistress Aife started posting on social media asking for poets who were interested in a secret project. She received responses from poets not just from the East Kingdom, but also our artistic brethren from the Middle,  Aethermearc, Ealdomere, and Ansteorra .

In-process picture of the poems provided by Mistress Aife.

As the letters of intent were received and passed on to Mistress Aife, she assigned a poet to each fighter/consort and shared privately what each fighter had written.  She asked her volunteers to write a short poem, somewhere between 4 to 14 lines and to use the words of the fighter as inspiration as they wrote.  Many of the poets selected the style of their poem based on the persona of the recipient, which often encouraged the poet to learn a new verse form.

An email list was created and then the poets got to work.  Writers who did not personally know either fighter or consort could ask the others on the list for ideas or direction.  Some of the most enjoyable aspects of the process was the banter on the list, as the poets asked each other for advice, offered examples of period verse forms or spontaneously broke into limericks.   At the same time the poets maintained a deep respect for of the sometimes very private words a fighter offered their Crown about their consort.  As a result most of the poetry has still not been read by the other poets who participated in the project.

Mistress Aife, Queen’s Bard, at the coronation of Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta.

Mistress Aife reported back to the poet-volunteers that the poems were well received and that new participants to crown tournament in particular were very touched to receive such a gift from Queen Thyra and the poets of the known world.  “I thought the poem was very sweet,” Lady Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir said, “One of the best parts was seeing that someone I know and like wrote the poem which in itself is special to me.  When I do any sort of artwork or project, I get very emotionally attached to the piece and invest a lot into it.  To get a work of art, in this case poetry, from a friend was means a lot to me.”

The list of poets , the combatants and the consorts who inspired this art can be found on the East Kingdom Wiki.

Some of the poems produces are also on the Wiki, where permission has already been granted by the consort, combatant and poet to publish the poem.

Mistress Aife can put consorts in touch with their poet if they would like, and she can send along poems to the consorts who could not be there on the day of Crown Tournament.  Additionally, consorts and fighters can let her know if they are willing to have their poetry publically posted or performed.  Mistress Aife can be reached at:

Article by Countess Marguerite.

Filed under: Arts and Sciences

New file in the PERSONAL CARE section: Hiccups-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Sat, 2014-01-18 18:34
Hiccops-art (6K) 12/28/13 "Medieval oddities: Hiccups" by Lady Catherine Ambrose.

New file in the PERIOD-THOUGHT section: E-Eglsh-Prose-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Sat, 2014-01-18 18:32
E-Eglsh-Prose-art(165K) 12/27/13 "Echoes of Oral Tradition in the Dialogues of Ælfric’s Natale Sancte Agnetis" by Detlef von Marburg. (Master's thesis)

New file in the PERFORMANCE ARTS section: Early-Keybrds-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:54
Early-Keybrds-art (7K) 12/11/13 "Early Keyboards and Their Music" by Domhnall O'Dochartaigh.

Updated file in the FOOD-MEATS section: horse-recipes-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:51
horse-recipes-msg (61K) 12/13/13 Period horse recipes. References.

Updated file in the FOOD-DAIRY section: dairy-prod-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:23
dairy-prod-msg (108K) 12/15/13 Dairy products. milk, butter, curds, cream.

New file in the FOOD-DAIRY section: milk-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:22
milk-msg (31K) 12/15/13 Medieval and modern milk.

Updated file in the FOOD section: illusion-fds-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:20
illusion-fds-msg (147K) 12/13/13 Medieval illusion foods. Disguised food.

New file in the CLOTHING section: Gaelic-Dress-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:18
Gaelic-Dress-art (81K) 11/30/13 "Gaelic Dress" by HL Finnacan Dub.

New file in the SCA-CAMPING section: Bear-Safety-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:16
Bear-Safety-art (6K) 12/22/13 "Bear Safety in Oertha" by Kurios Halfdan 'Two Bears' Ôzurrson.

Does anyone read this feed? Or should I discontinue it?

Stefan's Florilegium - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:13
Does anyone read this feed? Or should I discontinue it?

It does take a fair amount of effort to keep doing, rather than simply uploading the new and updated files to the site.

If you use it and want it to continue, please email me at: StefanliRous at

Updated file in the Kvass-BEVERAGES section: kvass-msg

Stefan's Florilegium - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:51
kvass-msg (78K) 12/13/13 Russian drink made from bread or grains.

New file in the ARCHERY section: Arch-H-Gntlet-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:49
Arch-H-Gntlet-art (4K) 12/23/13 "Archer's Half Gauntlet" by The Honorable Lord Jochen Schwalbe.

New file in the ARCHERY section: 16C-Arrow-Bag-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:47
16C-Arrow-Bag-art (4K) 11/30/13 "16th Century Arrow Bag" by Seamus O'Cearbhaill.

New file in the SCA-STORIES section: The-Eric-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:45
The-Eric (6K) 12/10/13 "The Eric" by Lady Wystl de Tretower.

New file in the SCA-STORIES section: Lilies-Wr-Hst-art

Stefan's Florilegium - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:43
Lilies-Wr-Hst-art(155K) 12/13/13 "Lilies Wars - A completely unofficial history" by Valens of Flatrock. (I-XI)