Archive - Nov 2006
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-11-16 23:45
Benedictions: A Caidan Calendar of Chivalry and Sainthood debuted at Caid's Fall Coronation on Saturday, November 11, to much public acclaim.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-16 20:25
Come one, come all, to Arenal's 12th Night event at Woodmen of the World Camp River Springs near Evergreen, AL on the weekend of January 5th through the 7th.
We plan to have entertainments for all! Our Minister of Children
has been planning classes as well as "fun time" activities for the
children! We will have Fencing. Archery(weather permitting), Youth
Combat, Art/Sci Classes galor(including a few beginning fighter
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-16 20:19
Greetings to the West Kingdom Populace. The Barony of Fett Burg is hosting this year's Twelfth at the Modesto Center Plaza. Come join us in celebrating the investing of our next King and Queen, Uther and Kára.
Competitions: Arts: painting or drawing down in the Renaissance
style; Sciences: Book Binding; Wooden Spoon: Cook off (see Page for
details/recipe). Guild and artisans displays will be in the A&S
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-16 19:19
Dr. Janelle Jenstad of the University of Victoria in British Columbia has created an interactive map of 16th century London complete with the "theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time."
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2006-11-16 15:48
Lady Bridget Greywolf announced on the Drachenwald mailing list that she has started a blog for the scribes of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-16 11:48
A 13-member crew of archaeological divers has been excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the notorious privateer and pirate Blackbeard, off the North Carolina coast.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-16 07:58
Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-15 23:17
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2006.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-11-15 15:11
Muazzez Ilmiye Cig's research into ancient Sumer led her to the conclusion that headscarves were worn in that culture's sexual rites. But when she made this claim in her book, the 92-year-old archaeologist found herself in court accused of insulting Muslim women.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Wed, 2006-11-15 12:29
Reporter Roberta Pennington of the Windsor Star visited an SCA event in the Middle Kingdom region of Pentamere, and returned with tales of spinning, calligraphy....and war.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-15 09:27
Sharon Gordon has announced that a new discussion list for those who would like to economize on their SCA expenditures has been created. The SCACreativeFrugality list is open to anyone interesting in saving a few pence and sharing their tips.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-14 22:12
Thomas M Gofton of Lynnvander Productions has announced that the comprehensive DVD that was filmed at Pennsic XXXV will soon be available.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-14 18:28
Can a fighter accomplish a cartwheel in full armor? Well... maybe. Mike Prahl gave it a try in 40 pounds of plate as he demonstrated his skill along with other members of the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Mankato, Minnesota. Free Press reporter Sara Gilbert Frederick had the story.
Submitted by Katheryn on Tue, 2006-11-14 15:57
At Kingdom University in Drachenwald this last weekend, Lady Stella Seraphina von Leuchtenberg was elevated to the Order of the Laurel (for her cooking arts) and Lord George Fitzhume was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by King Michael and Queen Moira.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2006-11-14 10:22
On November 11, the Middle Kingdom's "Bardic Madness" event attracted performers not only from the Midrealm but also from as far away as Northshield, Ealdormere, and Aethelmearc. SCAtoday.net's own THL Milica of Varna, ever the consummate Chronicler, was there with her camera.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-13 23:35
Katje has posted a large album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-13 19:57
Christopher Paolini was only a teenager when he penned Eragon, a novel about a young man who finds and raises a dragon. Now, his dreams will really come true when the fantasy debuts on the silver screen December 15, 2006. The November issue of the Renaissance Store's newsletter has a review.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2006-11-13 19:06
Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through February 4.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-11-13 07:29
German chimney sweeps, their jobs protected by law since the Middle Ages, now face competition from sweeps immigrating from other European countries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 19:56
After 40 years, the owners of Lindisfarne Limited have secured permission to import their famous herb-infused Lindisfarne Mead to the United States. Permission to import was denied because of product labeling issues.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 15:15
Lady Isabelle in the Kingdom of Meridies recently traveled to Turkey and shares photos from her visit online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 11:19
Vidimus, an online magazine devoted to the study of medieval stained glass, will be published monthly online. Subscriptions to the magazine are free.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 08:01
Francis Classe has created a website with photos and documentation on recreating and constructing historical raised heel shoes, such as chopines, pantoufles, or zoccoli.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-11 19:29
At the upcoming Twelfth Night/Coronation celebration in the Kingdom of the West, Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne will be elevated by Their Majesties Rolf and Aurora to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation will take place January 6, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-11 16:15
Alcyoneus reports that Duke Lorell was the victor of the November 4, 2006 Calontir Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-11 11:57
Battle cries blend with street noise in the Incipient Canton of Broken Bridge in New York City as SCA fighters interact with the locals. Village Voice reporter Silke Tudor has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-11-11 08:12
The terms and scenarios for Estrella War XXIII are now available to download in PDF format on the War's website. The extensive treaty covers martial and A&S competitions. Estrella War XXIII takes place February 13-19, 2007.
Submitted by divinite on Fri, 2006-11-10 19:10
Her Excellency Angelina Nicollete de Beaumont, Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid, has issued a "One Book, One Barony" challenge to the populous of Lyondemere, an SCA analog to the "One Book, One Community" program started in 1998 to get people interested in reading and create a community wide book club.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-11-10 15:36
Evidence from soil suggests that people were relying on domesticated horses for survival more than 5,000 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-10 12:24
You are invited to the Tarnmist Harvest Feast be held at the Eagle Castle Winery off of Hwy 46 West just south of Paso Robles. It is on November 18th starting at 11am. Come and join us for a day of fighting and a evening of feasting. There is to be a heavy fighter practice or small tourney if enough are interested.
There was also
supposed to be a rapier prize tourney, but it may also turn into a fighter practice, (Iles is having their Harvest Feast in CAID on the same day, so their fighters won't be coming up). A day board will be served throughout the event for no cost, and there is a drive-up Starbucks about 5 minutes away. 8) The tasting room will be open to