Archive - Dec 2002


December 5th

SCA "Switch" advertisement

The Quarter: The Quarter, "Trimaris' Perfectly Period Parody Publication", serves up an SCA-oriented satire of the Apple Computer "Switch" ad campaign.

New Articles Added to Stefan's Florilegium

The Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous has just released a list of the newest articles added to Stefan's Florilegium.

Riddle of the King's Relatives: A New Fairy Tale

Roy Harold Andes tells "A fairy tale for lawyers, knights and grownups."

Eclipse Shines Light on Medieval African Astronomical Observatory

New Scientist: In a report from New Scientist, Stuart Clark and Damian Carrington, write that last week's total eclipse of the sun has sparked renewed interest in Great Zimbabwe, a mysterious 13th century stone complex in South Africa, as a solar eclipse predictor.

December 4th

Jaxarticus and Kathryn Crowned in Outlands

On November 9, 2002, the crown of the Outlands passed from Bela and Elizabeth to Jaxarticus and Kathryn.

Membership Reform Proposal Submitted to SCA Board

Duke Sir Frederick of Holland has formally submitted his membership policy reform proposal to the SCA Board of Directors, with a request that a discussion thereof be added to the January meeting.

Armoring Workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will present a workshop, "Masterpieces in the Art of Metalworking," January 19, 2003.

December 3rd

Upon Traveling to Ruantallen

Lady Andrea MacIntyre writes to her friend, Lady Mary Flynn, of her journey north to the lands of the Barony of Ruantallan (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

Smithsonian Declares Runestone a Fake

Star Tribune: 54 years ago, the Smithsonian Institution endorsed the authenticity of the Kensington Runestone. A new study has backed off from that stance.

1200-Year-Old Canoe Found in England

A 16-foot-long dugout canoe was discovered by a fisherman in Dunwich, England, is being studied and preserved by scientists.

Scottish Quarry Holds Historic House

East Lothian Courier: The East Lothian Courier reports that remains of a prehistoric house have been found in a cement quarry.

Ploughs Set to Disturb Ancient Archaeological Goldmine A 2000 acre archaeological treasure trove, including Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman sites, has been discovered in the Vale of Pickering in North York, a site endangered by potato farmers.

Gotland University Offers Viking Comb CD

A CD on Viking combs and comb-making is available for purchase from Gotland University's Archaeology Department.

Pen-Wielder Takes on East Kingdom Knights

Asbury Park Press: Journalist Bob Cullinane takes an up-close-and-personal look at SCA heavy fighting in an article from the Asbury Park Press.

Ansteorra to Host Known World Dance and Music Symposium

Musicians and dancers of the Known World will gather at the College of Threebridges (Arlington, TX) June 6-8, 2003 for the Known World Dance and Music Symposium.

Lochac Grows by One

Pedr Gurteen announced recently that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Lochac have a new subject, Ceridwen Samantha.

Home of Mythic Viking Discovered in Iceland

Globe News: The mystery of the wanderings of Snorri Thorfinnson may be closer to being solved with the doscovery of a perfectly-preserved tuef long house in Glaumbaer, Iceland.

Blackstone Raid Pits Aethelmearc Against Midrealm

April 24-27, 2003, AEthelmearc will be on the defensive against raiders from the Midrealm at Blackstone Raid XII in Charleston, West Virginia (USA).

December 2nd

Games Guild of Ealdormere publishes second issue of 'Games, Period'

The Games Guild of Ealdormere, which recently celebrated its first aniverary, has just published its second issue of 'Games, Period.'