Archive - Apr 2003

April 17th

Medieval and SCA Archery Sources

Aoife shares annotated links pertaining to medieval archery, including many SCA-related sites, Archery periodicals and sites for archery groups.

"Pennsic Harvest for Hunger" Chosen as Name for Food Drive

Lady Elizabet Marshall has announced the winner of the contest to choose a name for the Pennsic Food Drive.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present Manuscript Exhibit

This fall, the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present "Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley Becomes Peer

At East Kingdom Court, Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

Incandescent Replacement Units of SCA Concern

How many SCAdians does it take to change a lightbulb?

News Reporter Takes "A Step Back" in Calontir

Springfield News-Leader: The April 15, 2003 issue of the Springfield News-Leader contains a story by Sherrie Voss Matthews called "A Step Back," which covers Calontir's recent Coronation.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica Online

An annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica is online at Northwestern University

Medieval Period Warmer Than Modern, Scientists Say Contrary to popular thought, the Earth during the Middle Ages was warmer than today.

Medieval UFOs

Do Medieval and Renaissance paintings offer evidence of UFOs? You be the judge.

Pennsic Range Welcomes Young Archers

Children will once again be welcome on the Pennsic Archery Range. The Honorable Lady Roewynne, the Youth Archery Marshal, is seeking help and ideas to make the activity more challenging and fun for young archers.

April 15th

Rhonwen glyn Conwy's Laurel Scroll a Work of Art

On April 12, 2003, Rhonwen glyn Conwy was elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Her beautiful scroll was the combined work of eleven talented artists.

Darius and Roxane Crowned King and Queen of the Eastrealm

Lady Gyszel Adeler gives an account of the recent Coronation of Darius and Roxane of the East Kingdom.

April 14th

National Museum of Iraq Looted

Daily Telegraph: Baghdad's largest archaeological museum, which contained artifacts from ancient civilizations, has been looted.

Count Alaric of Sartiano Wins Caid Crown Tourney

His Excellency Count Alaric of Sartiano, fighting for Baroness Carynsa Leeland of Roseberry, won Crown Tournament in Caid April 12, 2003.

Restructuring of SCA Funding Proposal Still Open for Comments to the Board of Directors

Duke Sir Frederick of Holland has again asked for comments on his reform policy for SCA funding.

Grad Student Researches Identity and the SCA

Muirenn ingean Donnduban (Lisa Keith), a graduate student at Central Missouri State University and a member of the SCA, is researching the SCA for her Masters Thesis and would like input from members around the Known World.

Pennsic Youth Combat Tournament in Need of Prizes

Ellesbeth Donofrey reports that the East Kingdom will be sponsoring a Youth Boffer Tournament at this year's Pennsic War and is seeking the donation of prizes.

"How a Man Shall be Armyd" Website Teaches Armoring Terms

Looking for a fun way to learn about armor? Try "How a Man Shall be Armyd."

Choral Mass to be Performed at Lochac Festival

Rhiannon Ewias Ferch Ifor reports that the 3-part Mass (minus the Credo) by William Byrd will be performed at this year's Rowany Festival, April 20 (Easter) in Yass, NSW, Australia.

April 11th

Calontir Spring Coronation Photos Online

Photos from the recent Coronation of Their Royal Majesties Valens and Susannah of Calontir are now online courtesy of Rory.

Evil Plan Generator Helps Take Over the World... Well, Maybe Just the SCA

OK, it's been a slow week. Just in case you have lots of time on your hands, here's a way to concoct a plan to take over the universe.

Youth Boffer Combat at Pennsic War

Master Sean o'Shaughnessy, Midrealm Kingdom Marshal for Youth Combat, will be the Pennsic XXXII Youth Combat Marshal. Boffer combat sessions have been scheduled for the War.

April 10th

AEthelmearc War Practice to Feature Artists' Forum

This year's AEthelmearc War Practice at Cooper's Lake Campground (site of the Pennsic War) will feature an interactive A&S display where artisans may discuss their work.

Drachenwald Minstrels' Guild Welcomes New Guildmistress

The Minstrels' Guild of the Kingdom of Dracehnwald welcomes Lady Valeria delle Stelle as its new Guildmistress.

April 9th

Discussion List Offers Hope for SCA Clutter

Every SCA member seems to have the same complaint: "I just have too much stuff!" Now Sl

Celebrating Lent Medieval-Style

The Easter season is upon us and Aoife shares annotated links dealing with food and farming for a medieval spring.

Winner of Principality of the Mists Coronet Determined

The recent tournament in the Principality of the Mists of the West Kingdom has determined a new heir: Demitriy Shelomin.

SCA Board Policies and Procedures Manual Online

The SCA Board of Directors has published an online copy of the Board Policies and Procedures Manual.

April 7th

Newport Ship Needs YOUR Help

The battle for the most important pieces of the ONLY ship ever to be found dating to the mid 15th Century is about to be lost forever. A SCAdian from Calontir asks for your help in saving the ship.

Midrealm Welcomes Newest Subject

THL Heirusalem Crystoma has announced the birth of Caleb Elijah White.