Archive - Nov 2004

November 23rd

New Ealdormere A&S Champion Declared!

On November 20, the Kingdom of Ealdormere held its annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition. Ten worthy gentles entered Kingdom Pent to vie for the title of Kingdom A&S Champion.

Photos from A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Online

Giovanna has posted photos from Northshield's recent Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver.

November 22nd

Medieval Cartography Conference to be Held in Vancouver

The Committee for Medieval Studies of the University of British Columbia invites paper proposals for their upcoming conference Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods.

Daily Item: SCAdians Teach 8th Graders About the Middle Ages

Members of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais (State College, PA) in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, took part recently in a demo at Milton Middle School. A reporter from the Daily Item covered the event.

Roman cosmetic secrets revealed

An archaeological dig at Southwark in London has turned up a tin of Roman face-cosmetic, according to scientists at Bristol University.

November 21st

The Alchemist: Magician or Metallurgist?

Archaeology looks at the medieval alchemist as chemist rather than magician.

Newswise: Laptops to Replace Picks?

University of New York at Buffalo geophysicist Gregory S. Baker believes laptops may be more effective tools for archeologists than picks and trowels.

Rabbits Threaten Scottish History

Rabbits are threatening Roman historical sites in Scotland by burrowing beneath their foundations.

In Memory of Misty

Lord Karl Teransson of Atenveldt shares a tribute to his friend Marcella Tom, known in the SCA as Misty des Etoiles et Starfire.

November 20th

Photos from the Coronation of Phalen and Mariana

Sir Phelan Ó Coileáin has been crowned King of Atenveldt, and has crowned his good lady, Lady Mariana Vivia de Santiago, as his Queen. Lady Ianuk Raventhourne brings photos for all to enjoy.

Libraries to Feature Medieval Reading Club Theme

SCA librarians across the United States are warning groups to expect to be inundated with requests for programs this summer when many facilities will feature the theme "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds."

"Day at the Races" Photos Online

Edonea MacKay has announced that there are now many photos from Atlantia's recent "Day at the Races" event online.

November 19th

Remembering Lord Duff MacKellar of Vatavia

Lord Duff MacKellar the Blacksmith of Vatavia, a resident of Northshield and then of Calontir, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on November 9.

Trimaris Coronation photos now online

Niall Dolphin has posted his photographs from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Trimaris.

Kingdom Crowns Highlighted in Website

Wonder what Kingdom regalia looks like throughout the Known World? An unofficial SCA website entitled A Guide to the Crowns and Coronets of the Known World lets you see.

Photos and an original pantoum from Mists Investiture

It's not a misshapen creature that haunts an opera house! A pantoum is a 15th century Malaysian poetry form, and Sir Balthazar has written one in honor of Princess Quentyn of the Mists. Balthazar has also published his photos from the Investiture.

Daily Herald: Utah Group Sponsors Medieval Festival to Benefit Kids

The Shire of Arrows' Flight in the Kingdom of Artemisia (Provo, Utah) sponsored a medieval festival recently to benefit the "Toys for Tots" program.

November 18th

Medieval handgonnes and related weapons

This week's Aoife's Links List is on the subject of Medieval Handgonnes, Cannon, Arquebus and Matchlokkes.

Email list brings medievalist hunters and fishers together

The newly-created "Fur and Scales" email list was created as a resource for anyone interested in hunting, fishing, falconry, and related activities in the Middle Ages.

East Kingdom Discussion List Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Yelizaveta has announced that November 18, 2004 is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the East Kingdom Discussion List.

November 17th

History Channel to Use Re-Enactors to Recreate Battle of Hastings

The History Channel will present "The Battle of Hastings," part of its Command Decisions series on Saturday November 20 at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Remembering Duke Gyrth Oldcastle

Duke Finnvar of the Middle Kingdom speaks of the loss of His Grace Gyrth, saying we have lost "a fine man" who was also "one of the best trainers of fighters around."

William Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Mistress Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced the A.S. 38 William Blackfox Award winners. The Blackfox Awards are given for excellence in chronicling.

Duke Gyrth Oldcastle laid to rest today

His Grace Gyrth Oldcastle of Atlantia has passed on into death last weekend and is being laid to rest today. The news of His Grace's passing came from Countess Elizabeth Beaufort around 4:45 p.m. last Saturday.

In praise of Dungeons & Dragons™

How many of us medieval enthusiasts owe our fascination with the Middle Ages to role-playing fantasy games played as a child? Peter Bebergal, writing for the Boston Globe, celebrates D&D's 30 year anniversary.

November 16th

Jacquelyn Christine Born in Calontir

Thordr Tjorvason of the Kingdom of Calontir writes about the birth of his daughter Jacquelyn Christine on November 13, 2004.

Day of the Troubadors

The Incipient Canton of Westbelleford's annual event Day of the Troubadors is close, on November 27th.

Eskalyan Yule: Christmas in New Spain

Eskalya welcomes all to share in celebrating Christmas in New Spain at the end of the 16th century, Christmas celebrated with Old World traditions and the abundance of the New World.

Ealdormere’s Eastern Border Secure

Laird Colyne Stewart, our newest staff Reporter, brings us this event report from the Feast of the Hare and Border Spat, November 13, 2004.

Falconers to Meet in Kansas

Friederich Von Blumenkamp has announced that the North American Falconers Association will hold its annual field meet November 21-26, 2004 at the Plaza Hotel in Garden City, Kansas.