Archive - 2004

December 4th

Bimeh.com: 11th Century Mosque Discovered in Iran

The remains of a 1,000-year-old mosque have been discovered near Baft in southern Iran.

December 3rd

Medieval Clothing & Textiles Journal to Include Research by SCA Members

Medieval costume expert Robin Netherton has announced a new academic journal, Medieval Clothing & Textiles, which will include articles by SCA members.

Safety Concerns Close Scottish Castle

UK£2.5 million is needed to save Scotland's historic Castle Tioram in Moidart, which has been closed due to safety concerns.

Estrella War to Offer Youth Collegium

Lady Turrel, A&S Autocrat, and Lady Elizabeth, Youth Coordinator, for Estrella XXI have announced that the Estrella War Collegium will offer a Youth Collegium.

Smithsonian: First European Child in North America Born to a Viking?

Archaeologists have discovered the family home of a Viking woman they believe returned to Iceland after a trip to North America, where she had given birth to a child.

Northshield Second Coronation

The Shire of Midewinde presents Northshield's Second Coronation.

Taverna Aventiure Photos Online

Marcus von Stormarn, Autocrat for the Shire of Aventiure's first event, Taverna Aventiure, has posted photos online.

New Saxon Graves Found at Marlborough

The graves of five Saxon warriors were discovered on the weekend at Marlborough by metal detecting enthusiasts.

December 2nd

Midrealm to Create Bards List

Cerian Cantwr has announced that a bardic email list has been formed for the Middle Kingdom.

Pennsic Media Liaison seeks volunteer deputies

Baron Corun MacAnndra, the Media Liaison Representative for Pennsic XXXIV, seeks several deputies who have modern-world experience working with (or as) members of the press.

Tourney of Manannon Mac Lir XXVI

Cold winds and snow may dominate the Northern reaches of our fair Kingdom, but here in the South, winter means time to fight and bragging rights to the Brooch of Manannon.

Feast of the Hare Photos Online

Lord Eirik Andersen has announced that photos from the recent Feast of the Hare in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available online.

Clubs take students back in time for feasts, combat

The Arizona Daily Wildcat discusses two student organizations at the University of Arizona: the SCA (the College of St. Fenix), and a juggling/fire-eating/dance group known as Street Performance and Incendiary Arts.

December 1st

Countess Alys Katharine appointed as new Society Chatelaine

The Society Seneschal, Master Aaron faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep announced this evening that the Board of Directors has appointed Countess Alys Katharine of the Middle Kingdom to the position of Society Chatelaine for the standard three year term, commencing 2004-12-01.

News Observer: Atlantia SCAdians Teach 6th Graders

Members of the Barony of Windmaster's Hill taught 6th graders about the Middle Ages at a recent demo. The visit was chronicled in the local paper.

L'ile du Dragon Dormant First Baronial Investiture

L'ile du Dragon Dormant will drape itself in the magnificience and glory of its numerous noble guests, for on this day it is to be elevated to Barony. Numerous activities, pageants, and shopping opportunities will await the visitors, as well as a sumptuous feast prepared by Lord Petru.

Ontario Renaissance Festival Closes its Gates

The management of the Ontario Renaissance Festival has announced that, after nine seasons, it will be closing its gates.

Sharing pics of a new custom-designed helm

Mallas, a member of the Tuchux household, shares a description and photos of a new custom helm created for her by a SCAdian armour shop.

November 30th

"Ancanar" film web site receives major update

The creators of the forthcoming Tolkien-inspired film Ancanar have released a major update of the movie's web site, with news of the film's latest progress.

Blauwasser Fighter Practice & Yule Revel

The incipient populace of Blauwasser invites one and all to spend an incipient weekend in our lovely Incipient Shire.

Photos from Lochac Crown Tournament online

Phil Anderson of the Kingdom of Lochac has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament.

Google Announces "Google Scholar"

Search engine giant Google has announced a new service, Google Scholar, which searches scholarly literature.

November 29th

Wyvern Cliffe Collects Toys for Tots

Michelle Reagan of the Jefferson City, Missouri News Tribune reports on the Shire of Wyvern Cliffe's recent Toys for Tots Tournament held November 20, 2004 in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Estrella War XXI

The sunshine and warmth of Atenveldt beckons. Royalty, fighters, families, artisans all, are invited to our annual Estrella War held in Phoenix Arizona, February 16-21 2005. We are proud to feature some of the best classes, fighting, shopping and fun in the Knowne Worlde and an atmosphere that is truly becoming of The Dream.

Canterbury Faire 2005

Canterbury Faire is here again and will be bigger and better than ever. more fighting, arts, sciences, archery, rapier and revelry than ever before!

Missourian: Calontir Man "Columbia's Own Bladesmith"

Blademaker and SCA member Jack Hathman is featured in an article by Erika Kelsey for the Columbia Missourian.

New Subject for Northshield

Lord Torsten of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced the birth of his daughter, Leah Louise Jensen, on November 1, 2004.

November 28th

Beaconsgate Boar Hunt

Haaretz: Acre Burial Site Proves to be Roman

A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.

Calontir Soup Kitchen Packs for Estrella War

Baroness Bel, the Calontir Soup Kitchen Coordinator, has announced that the Soup Kitchen will travel to the Estrella War.