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Vigils at Pennsic

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2014-07-17 16:12

All open vigils for which Writs have been given in advance by Their Imperial Majesties will be taking place on Tuesday of War Week (August 5th) at the following times and places:

Lillia de Vaux – Pelican: 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Oaken Glen camp, next to East Kingdom Royal

Note added July 18: Oaken Glen is at the top of the block, closest to the Horde entrance. If you show up at the camp directly next to EK Royal, you’ll be in An Tir Royal.

Rainillt de Bella Marisco – Laurel: 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in ICOD camp on N15, gate entrance on By The Way

Judith fitzHenry/the Uncertain – Laurel: 1 pm to 5 pm in the Barony of Bhakail’s camp in N11 with the entrance on Fletcher’s Road

Aethelhafoc Caegfindan (aka AEthelhawk Keyfinder) – Pelican: 9 p.m. to Midnight at ICOD on N15, gate entrance on By The Way


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Discover the art of the Song Dynasty at the Freer/Sackler Gallery

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-07-17 10:13

The Freer/Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution presents an exhibition of Chinese landscape painting from the 10th through 13th centuries entitled Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy, May 17–October 26, 2014.

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Society Seasonal Archery Competition: Summer: Slots

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:57

Sir Jon has provided the rules for the SCA's Society Seasonal Archery Competition.

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Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Body Armor

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:00

In little more than two decades Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BCE) conquered by military force nearly the entirety of the known world. Despite the fact that he led one of the most successful armies of all time, surprisingly little is understood about the main type of body armor that apparently both Alexander and many of his men wore.

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Tips for Pennsic Troll from the East Kingdom Gazette

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!

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Three Queens 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:41

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Three Queens 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Pennsic 43 dance music available

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:46

Aaron Drummond and Meg Raynsford, Pennsic 43 Musician Coordinators, report that the Pennsic Pile, dance music for Pennsic War 43, is now available to download.

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The Children Need You at the Known World Children's Fete

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-07-14 12:39

Lady Aine O Grienan is still seeking volunteers for the Known World Children's Fete at the upcoming Pennsic War.

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Late medieval history course online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:57

For those interested in furthering their knowledge of medieval English history, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester is offering a free, online course entitled England in the time of King Richard III.

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Tips for Pennsic Troll

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:12

So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!

-Bring a government issued photo ID with name and date of birth. Your own ID, not someone else’s. College ID doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter if you just turned 18 or just turned 90, you MUST show ID to check in.
-You must be 18 or have a FULL legal guardian with you. Not your friend’s parent, your grandmother, your older sibling, or your aunt or uncle. If they are actually your FULL legal guardian, please have them bring the judge-signed/sealed paperwork proving this.
-If you are bringing a minor but are not their parent, but a FULL legal guardian, please bring the judge signed/sealed paperwork proving this.
-Bring proof of membership if you are a member. Yes, you CAN show proof of membership on your phone! Remember that there is not internet access at Troll, and if you do not have membership visible at the time of check-in, Troll will take others who are waiting while you bring it up. There are NO REFUNDS if you check in and find your proof of membership later.
-Please take a photo of your license plate, and the trailer’s license plate. Or write the number down. Or tattoo it on an available piece of skin. You don’t want to mess the license plate information up, or your vehicle might get towed. Another way to ruin a perfectly good Pennsic.
-Troll really does close at midnight (except on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of both weeks). If you arrive between midnight and 6 am, you’re going to have to wait elsewhere. Plan accordingly. No, it doesn’t matter if you pre-registered. If you arrive while Troll is closed, you are NOT going to get in.
-If you have preregistered, make note of your reference number (which is on your receipt). If the helpful volunteers at Troll can’t find your information any other way, they can look you up by your reference number.
-Bring CASH or CREDIT CARD ONLY to pay any fees. No coins, personal checks, traveler’s checks, barters, or personal slavery will be accepted.

The biggest things to remember are ID, 18, and midnight. Getting in should be easy, it’s getting to do everything you want that is hard!

Special thanks go out to Lady Constance de Saint Denis and Lord Mathaeus Blades for their contributions to this article.


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York tomb remains show long history of religious use

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:56

Archaeologists working at All Saints Church in York, England have discovered skeletons of individuals dating back at least 1100 years. Remains included that of a pregnant woman and her fetus and three men shoved together in the tomb. (photos)

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Poland and US take honors in Medieval Combat World Championships

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-07-13 12:12

The Medieval News blog followed activities from the Medieval Combat World Championships, which took place May 1 - 4, 2014 at Belmonte Castle in Spain. Men and women both competed in longsword combat with Poland's Marcin Waszkielis taking the honors for Poland and Suzanne Elleraas placing first for the United States. (photos, video)

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The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus research online

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-07-13 07:48

In a recent issue of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for a Kingdom A&S entry: The Muwashshaha of al-Andalus.

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Gleann Abhann Spring 2014 Coronation photos online

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-07-12 22:02

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from the Coronation of Uther and Brigit, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on SmugMug.

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Don't mess with this doll!

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-07-12 16:45

Tired of your bunny-furred, Viking Barbie? Bored with her Renaissance corsets and undies? Then considering contributing to Faire Play, a 3D printed suit of plate mail that's compatible with the Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls, that allows your Barbie to kick some butt in full, plate armor. (photo, video)

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Hengwrt Chaucer online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:36

The earliest known manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, has been digitized and is now available online. (photo)

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Abelard die Elster placed on vigil in Northshield

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-07-11 12:19

Master Maol Mhichil mac Giolla Pheadair reports that at Their Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth of the Kingdom of Northshield have placed Abelard die Elster on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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Glaslyn Defender 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-07-11 07:48

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Glaslyn Defender of the Flame which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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The potency of Shakespeare's potions

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-07-10 17:07

It's Shakespeare's 450th birthday. In a feature article for the BBC's Future, Claudia Hammond looks at whether the poisons mentioned in William Shakespeare's plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, could actually work.

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Dragonsfire Tor Guardian 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-07-10 14:07

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Guardian 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

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