Archive - 2005

February 15th

Musicians Sought for Known World Dance Symposium 5, Rowany Festival

Finn has announced that organizers of the Rowany Festival and Known World Dance Symposium 5 are looking for musicians to perform at the various balls.

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney

The Shire of Kings Crossing and the Incipient Shire of Gryphon's Keep, would like to invite one and all to attend the Crown Tourney of Their Majesties Malcolm and Tessa.

Website Helps Plan for Estrella

Lady Anita de Challis, Publicity-crat for Estrella War XX, reports that a website is available for those needing information about camping at Estrella.

Fools' War XVI: Eat Your Veggies

On April 8-10, 2005, at Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area, Sandy Beach Park in Macon, Georgia, the Shire of Tir Briste brings you Fools' War XVI: Eat Your Veggies.

Palm Beach newspaper recounts Trimaris Crown Lyst

Rachel Sauer, a reporter in the Palm Beach Post, attended the recent Crown Lyst in Trimaris, and immersed herself in the Current Middle Ages. She came away from the event with an understanding of "anachronism" and why we do what we do.

February 14th

Sex in the Roman City

Natalie Bennett reviews Looking at Lovemaking: Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B.C. - A.D. 250, a new book by John R. Clarke that looks at sexuality and gender issues in Roman society.

The BBC Looks for "The Truth About Latin"

How good is your Latin? The BBC offers a quiz to test your knowledge of the language, which still influences English.

Clothiers' Seminar XX Photos Online

Rory McGowen has posted photos from the recent Clothier's Seminar in the Kingdom of Calontir.

February 13th

Iron Age Fort to Receive Facelift

The conical, Iron Age fort, Kimsbury Camp, located in Gloucestershire, England, is set to receive a UK£85,000 facelift to repair damage from erosion.

SCAdian from Calontir to appear on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

Steven Boyd, known in the SCA as Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis, owner of Calontir Trim, will appear on the daytime gameshow "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" on Thursday, February 17.

February 12th

"Ladies of Northshield" theme of commemorative calendar

The Ladies of Northshield, a calendar commemorating the 40th anniversary of the SCA, is now available for pre-order.

Novice Tourney

My Lords and Ladies, once again The Barony of the Sacred Stone invites all Fighters of the Known World to participate in its Annual Novice Tournament. This year we have two additional tournaments for the more experienced fighters of the Known World. You need not be a NOVICE to fight at this event.

Discovery Channel Looks at Medieval Tournaments

"What does it take to be a knight?" asks the Discovery Channel in its program The Medieval Tournament: The Making of a Knight.

Stefan's Florilegium Additions for February 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous has announced this month's additions to Stefan's Florilegium.

February 11th

Karana Yabokchi Elevated to Pelican

At Their Court in the Barony of the Debatable Lands February 5, 2005, Their Majesties of AEthelmearc elevated Karana Yabokchi to the Order of the Pelican.

Hunts Post: Huntingdon Digs Ends with Spectacular Finds

Archaeologists digging for five weeks through an archaeological site in Huntingdon, England have unearthed some spectacular finds dating from the Bronze Age through the 14th century.

Lochac Southern University and Guild Weekend

Lochac is invited to the Lochac Southern University and Guild Weekend.

Tournament of the White Hart

The Shire of Port Oasis invites all courtly lovers and fighters to the 9th Tournament of the White Hart, to be held February 25 - 27, 2005, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV.

Mightier than the Sword: Medieval writing implements and related topics

This week, Dame Aoife provides a plethora of pointers to pages on pens, pencils, and other paraphenalia of period publication.

Season of the Wolf Photos Online

Lord Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Season of the Wolf Event.

February 10th

A Scribal Gathering at Estrella War!

Are you a scribe? Are you attending Estrella War? If your answer is “Yes,

Stonehenge Construction Project Delayed

Controversial plans by the National Trust and English Heritage to route traffic away from Stonehenge have hit a snag. The British government has been strangely silent on the subject, leading officials to believe that the plans may have been abandoned.

5th Century Letters Prove Gaza Intellectual Center

Researchers at the University of Fribourg believe that a rich cache of letters, written in Greek, prove that residents of 5th century Gaza lived a vibrantly intellectual life.

Emmelyne de Marksbury elevated as Laurel in the Middle Kingdom

Emmelyne de Marksbury, silkewoman, was admitted to the Order of the Laurel at Dragonsmark's annual Candlemas event last Saturday, February 2. She was placed on vigil early in the morning, and was elevated at a well-attended evening court.

Lucius Aurelius Varus Knighted in East Kingdom

Lucius Aurelius Varus was knighted recently at the East Kingdom's Market Day in Birka event.

February 9th

Abbey Ruins of Strata Florida in Wales

Experts say the abbey at Strata Florida was once a city of light to rival Westminster Cathedral, and Oxford and was once much bigger than the current ruins of today would suggest.

Auditions Scheduled for Pennsic Macbeth

Baron Lorcan Dracontius has announced that auditions will soon take place for a production of Macbeth at Pennsic War XXXIV.

New Techniques Used to Recreate Roman Imperial Cloth

Researchers working on the Roman city of Pompeii are using ancient methods to re-create the Roman imperial cloth used for togas.

February 8th

"Spamalot" brings Monty Python to Broadway

According to this USAToday article, a can of Spam "Golden Honey Grail" will be given to each of the first 100 customers who buy tickets to the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot.

Griffin and Margery to be New Baron and Baroness of Winter's Gate

Their Excellencies Khevron and Morgana have announced that Griffin and Margery will be invested as the new Baron and Baroness of Winter's Gate.