Archive - Sep 2005

September 16th

Gothic Ithra

The Barony of Stromgaard and the University of Ithra, Rivers campus bring you a Gothic Ithra on November 5-6, 2005 with a 14th century focus.

Second Feast of St Homobonus

Prepare for a fantastic weekend of feasting and medieval merrymaking on the first weekend of November when Aarnimetsä celebrates the patron saint of tailors and cloth workers.

Samhain 2005

As we all know, the plans for The Rumble On The River had to be postponed for a while due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina. However, it takes more than a storm to stop a 30 year old tradition. So, while the storm has put off the war with the good folks from the Barony of Three Rivers until a later date, The Barony of Grey Niche will celebrate Samhain 2005 with a picnic in the park, blood drive, and fundraising tournament.

Scotchtoberfest 2005

Ach, laddie, come ta tha Canton der Welfengau an' celebrate the end of tha year in Ancient Gailic Style!

Atlantia's Annual Knitting Challenge for Pages and "Warm Up America" Charity

Sayyida Halima al-Shafi’i of the Stronghold of Raven’s Cove in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports on a challenge in which the kingdom's knitters will teach their craft to young people.

"Shutterbugs" email list offers venue for living history photographers

If you are a professional photographer, or a serious amateur, or if you are a beginner with an interest in learning more, you may want to sign up for SCAtoday.net's new "Shutterbugs" email list.

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Puts Human Face to Devastation

Anna Genevieve of Ancyra and THL Barbara Sterling have posted a report and photos covering the recent supply run by members of the SCA to deliver much-needed items to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

September 15th

Chalk it up: Giant Medieval Hillside Figure

Dame Aoife offers a bevy of links about large chalk carvings, of which the virility-gifted Cerne Abbas Giant is the most famous, that decorate the hills of England.

Diamond Wars Cancelled

Due to the event site being used as an evacuation center for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Diamond Wars 2005 will not take place.

SCAdian trebuchet engineer hurls veggies for a good cause

The Minot Daily News reports on an SCA-inspired siege engine demonstration that destroyed vegetables by the dozens to raise funds for the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities.

September 14th

DC Textile Museum Library Online

Elaine Koogler reports that many rare texts dealing with textiles from the collection of the D.C. Textile Museum are now available online.

SCA extends memberships for many Katrina-affected members

For those in the areas where the U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery, the SCA will place memberships temporarily into hiatus so that members are not paying for newsletters that are not able to be delivered.

Photos from the Coronation of Janos & Rachel

Adeliza has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Janos & Rachel in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

FEMA Seeking Historic Preservation Specialists

Caroline Tharpe Weiss reports that FEMA is interested in hiring a few individuals to work in historic preservation in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

5th Century Byzantine Church Discovered in Jordan

The remains of an early Byzantine church, dating from the 5th or 6th century, have been found near the town of Karak, Jordan.

The King of Stonehenge

Smithsonian Magazine looks at the "Amesbury Archer," the 4,300-year-old skeleton discovered near Stonehenge surrounded by archery gear.

September 13th

Photos from Outlands Crown Tournament

Robert Marchet has posted an online album of photographs from the recent Crown Tournament, at which Hrorek and Caoilfhionn became the Royal Heirs to the Outlands throne.

Empire of Chivalry and Steel

The Empire of Chivalry and Steel is a non-profit reenactor group that "specializes in the general recreation of the culture of the Middle Ages including all of the Art Forms, Events (Feasts, Tournaments, Ceremonies and Wars) and Combat Arts from that period."

SCA-Elders: Discussion List for SCAdians Over 40

A new discussion list has formed to help SCA members deal with issues facing those over the age of forty.

DNA Test May Show Romans Visited China

Researcher Xie Xiaodong is trying to prove that ancient Romans made it to Northwest China's Gansu Province by comparing DNA evidence to establish a genetic link.

Photos from Aire Faucon's Flight of the Falcon online

Talorgen has posted photos from Flight of the Falcon, a newcomer's event held in Atlantia on 8/27 by the Canton of Aire Faucon.

September 12th

Outlands hails Hrorek and Caoilfhionn as new Royal Heirs

Syr Hrorek Wolfson and Caoilfhionn inghean Ui Sheanain are the new Royal Heirs for the Kingdom of Outlands.

Group explores past civilizations

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review learns about the SCA at a Renaissance Festival.

SCA Family Reaches Out to Own

The Morning News describes some of the SCA's relief efforts for Gleann Abhann.

Ealdormere Fall Crown Tourney

The Ealdormere Fall Crown Tournament will take place on Saturday October 15, 2005 in Stratford, Ontario.

Feast of the Bear 2005

The Royal Citie of Eoforwic is proud to present Feast of the Bear 2005, November 5, 2005.

Troll Hunt

As the long, dark nights come creeping across our rocky land, we must remain vigilant against the Trolls who descend from the peaks and the crater, Hel, to raid our sparse pasture and threaten our livestock.

A Kingdom Baptized by Storm

Lord Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, offers poetic insight in the form of a song on the new kingdom's valiant efforts to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with a little help from their friends.

Of maidens and sailors and Doleful Ghosts: Helpful survival tips from English folk ballads

"If someone says that he’s planning to kill you, believe him."..."Avoid situations where the obvious rhyme-word is 'maidenhead.'" So warns Jim Macdonald in these helpful tips, gleaned from English folk music, that can help you stay alive, healthy, wealthy, and not deflowered.

Falling Leaves

Come one, come all, to Felding's annual Falling Leaves celebration. This year, the event will include fencing, thrown weapons, merchants, a commedia del arte performance by i Sebastiani, a sing-a-long with the Quire, and an evening ball.