Archive - Jul 2004

Denver Post: Outlands Artist Real Renaissance Man

Idaho Falls, Idaho artist William Lloyd gives Denver Post staff reporter Chi-Chi Zhang a glimpse of the world of Renaissance art at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival. Lloyd is an artisan who makes and sells intricately-carved ivory and bone knives and sword handles.

1,000-Year-Old Brewery Unearthed

U.S. researchers have unearthed what they say may be the oldest known brewery in the Andes, a pre-Incan plant at least 1,000 years old that could produce drinks for hundreds of people at one sitting.

Renaissance Roundel Auctioned for £7 million

A rare bronze roundel discovered under a stairway in Devon, England, has brought nearly UK£7 million in a recent auction, a record for a Renaissance piece.

July 30th

Attention Pennsic Chirurgeonate Volunteers (Chirurgeon and Non-Medical)

Aine nic Llyr, who is in charge of Logistics and Fundraising for the Pennsic Chirurgeonate, asks gentles, including non-medical volunteers such as scribes, who plan to volunteer at Chirurgeon's Point this year to contact her, so she can make personalized name tags.

AEthelmearc Members Return to Camelot

A heavy-fighting tournament by members of the Rochester, NY chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism was part of the city's first Camelot Faire, which took place recently in Washington Square Park.

East Kingdom Unbelted Champions Named

Ruslan Novgorodcev has announced the list of unbelted champions for the East Kingdom who will participate in this year's Pennsic War.

Fete des Bois

Come and join us for the anniversary celebrations of the Canton of Boise Ardent! The feasts of Boise Ardent are known for their abundance, their quality and their conviviality.

Idaho Company Builds Real Castles for Medievalists

Who among our readers doesn't secretly dream of living in a medieval castle, except without all the draftiness and lack of plumbing? A company in An Tir combines modern features with medieval construction — and they offer a discount for SCAdians!

"Dead Rabbits" at Pennsic War

No, please don't bring roadkill with you to Pennsic! "Dead Rabbits" is Edward Zifran of Gendy's nickname for the "Hiring Hall" which places Pennsic volunteers.

"Prince Valiant" Inspired Caidan

Carla Roccapriore of the Reno Gazette Journal spoke with SCA member Scott Wills of Chino, CA at a recent Scottish festival.

July 29th

Did Vikings Need Viagra? (PG-13)

A new study shows that Viking men had the same performance concerns as their modern brothers.

Roaring Wastes: Known World Librarians Meeting at Pennsic

Librarins of the Known World unite! Or at least get together to meet each other at Pennsic War!

Geoffrey Scott Accepts Royal Challenge at Pennsic War

Uther and Kaaren, King and Queen of the West, have placed Geoffrey Scott on vigil for knighthood and charged him to undertake 1500 fights at the Pennsic War.

July 28th

Oertha Coronet Photos Online

Kirstin inn Tasaldaaka has posted photos from the recent Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha.

Position Available: Society Minister of Arts & Sciences

The SCA Board of Directors has announced that applicants are being sought for the position of Society MOAS.

Fireworks Celebrate Re-Building of 16th Century Bridge

Residents of the Bosnoan city of Mostar are celebrating the re-opening of an historic bridge across the Neretva River The original bridge was built in 1566 and then destroyed during the Bosnian War.

Regia Anglorum Draws Crowds for Viking Spectacular

Visitors to the Cleethorpes Showground got to experience Viking life up close and personal when Regia Anglorum presented a Viking re-enactment weekend.

Best of Griffin's Tor Edition Two

Let it be known that the Best of Griffin's Tor Edition Two will take place on the weekend of the 30th and 31st of October 2004.

Tip of the Tente

Well, we're coming up on it again. That's right, the Tip of the Tente never really went away, it was just postponed!

Midrealm welcomes new citizen in Pentamere Region

Isaac Xavier Duncan, who will be a third-generation SCAdian, was born early in the morning of July 27 to Lady Deirdre Maccuswell and her husband Jason (mka Skye and Jason Duncan).

July 27th

Bronwyn ferch Arial to Enter Order of the Laurel

Their Majesties of Calontir have placed the Honorable Lady Bronwyn ferch Arial on vigil to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

Lochac's First Equestrian Muster

Catulla, Lochac Equestrian Marshal, has announced that the kingdom's first Equestrian Muster will take place in August at Queanbeyan.

Comments sought on proposal for revised disciplinary rules

Meg Baron (President of the SCA) and the Board of Directors are requesting comments from the populace on a Grand Council proposal to revise the Corpora provisions for sanctioning inappropriate behavior within the organization.

Partito Di Autunno

Greetings good gentles! Come one, come all... the cry goes out for supporters of Italy, France and Spain! Ask not what your country can do for you... but what you can do to earn points for the country of your choice.

Armorgeddon XIV

The Shire of Border Downs presents the annual battle between Northshield and Calontir.

Pennsic Independent to be Available in PDF Format

Pennsic Independent Publisher Heirusalem Crystoma has announced that a "Home Edition" of the paper is now available by subscription in PDF format.

July 26th

Roman Bridge Studied in Northumberland

A second-century bridge crossing the River Tyne in Corbridge, England, forming part of the Roman "Great North Road," is being studied by archaeologists.

Ansteorran Chirurgeons & Waterbearers to Host Iron Siege Cook-Off

Arkell vom Cophus has announced that the Ansteorran Chirurgeonate & Water Bearers Guild will host an Iron/Siege Cook-Off at Elfsea Defender XXVI.

50-year Pennsic War planner on-line

A chart of Pennsic War dates for the next 50 years is now available to help Pennsic travellers plan their future vacation time! It includes projected attendance growth as well.

Seattle Times: Three Reenactment Groups Compete for Local Interest

In an article for the Seattle Times reporter J.J. Jensen contrasts the SCA and two Seattle-area groups, the Seattle Knights and the Academia della Spada.