Archive - Mar 2006

March 26th

Bird Paintings of Pierre Eskrich Rediscovered

Several albums of paintings of birds dating to the 16th century have been "rediscovered" by Roberta J.M. Olson, art curator for the New York Historical Society. The works were painted by French artist Pierre Eskrich, considered to be the inspiration for James Audubon.

March 25th

Head of Copernicus Found?

Archaeologists excavating a crypt beneath a 14th century cathedral in Frombork, Poland, believe they may have found the skull of the revolutionary astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Society Still Seeking Exchequer

Linda S. Moore (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., has announced that the Society is still accepting applications for Society Exchequer.

Knight Club Video

The Barony of the Far West (Korea, Japan and the Pacific Rim Islands) has created and posted an SCA promotional video.

SCA Courtiers Discussion Group

Master Niccolo Gianfigliazzi Genovese has announced the creation of a new SCA duscussion group: SCA Courtiers.

March 24th

Atlantia Welcomes New SCAdian

Lord Siegfried Sebastian Faust has announced that the Barony of Dun Carraig in the Kingdom of Atlantia has a new "Baron-ling." She is Penelope Faith Kriebel, born March 22, 2006.

Pain Bank Interview with Viscount Sir Tristan von Eisig, K.W. Rattan Symposiom, N.S. TOC and Gulf Wars

PainBank (a podcast website) has posted an interview with the infamous Pennsic Kamikaze host, Viscount Tristan von Eisig.

Fighter's School XIII Photos Online

Her Excellency Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, shares photos and memories from Fighter's School XIII and the Investiture of Sir Alexandre and Viscountess Morgan as the 3rd Baron & Baroness of Windhaven.

Hawkwood Baronial Birthday

description:
The Barony of Hawkwood invites attendance at its Birthday Celebration. This is the second birthday celebration for the Barony of Hawkwood. the theme for this event is "Knightly Virtues".

Martial Activities: There will be heavy fighting, archery and a Tournament of the Courtier wherein all available Companions of the Order of the White Scarf of Atlantia shall stand and hold the field against all comers, without let or hindrance. Location:
Barony of Hawkwood (Arden, North Carolina)

Mountain Mayhem II

description:
Oyez, Oyez You are cordially invited to a VERY informal event, Mountain Mayhem! There will be Fun, Mayhem, and Madness for all who attend. Yes, we will have fighting for both heavy and light, bring your blue and green cards please. Yes, we will have an A&S showing and competition by populace choice. Yes, the kids will have lots to do. Yes, we will have dancing and the pursuit of the gentler arts. And of course some other surprises will be in store, concocted by the fiendish, and fecund mind of Viscount Sterling, also known as the High Sheriff of Naughtiness. Warning! Be prepared for bizarre and strange activities! DO bring your cash, as this is a fund raising event for Caerthe's Incipient Canton of Bloodstone Keep. DO bring your vendettas, as this is a great place for the populace to witness justice. Don't bring your fancy pants, as this is going to be Denver in April and an outdoor site. Do bring shade, hats, sunscreen, chairs, and a fun attitude! Location:
Incipient Canton of Bloodstone Keep (Littleton, Colorado)

Prince Godwine of Meridies on Fencing

Prince Godwine of the Kingdom of Meridies comments on His controversial decision to not support fencing in the Kingdom during His reign.

March 23rd

Comments Sought on Board of Directors Nominees

Linda S Moore, (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments on a number of nominees to the SCA Board of Directors.

Smell of the Middle Ages

On its website, Trivium Publishing offers suggestions for enjoying the medieval experience by using your sense of smell through an article entitled Smell of the Middle Ages by Jacquelyn Hodson.

Mongolian Haircut

An article for Mongolia Today looks at the history of hairdressing, Mongolian style.

Kingdom of the West Crown Tournament

description:
Their Majesties, Fabian and Eliska, invite Their populace to join Them and witness the finding of Their Heirs.

Yolo County Fairgrounds
Site opens: 12:Noon Friday and closes 4:00 PM Sunday.

Site Fee:
$10.00 w/proof of SCA membership.
Ages 5 – 10 are $5.00.
Ages 4 and under are Free.
There will be a $3.00 Non-Member Surcharge.

Cars allowed on roads only! Dogs MUST be leashed at all times. A City Noise Ordinance takes effect at 10:00 PM with NO EXCEPTIONS. Location:
West Kingdom (Woodland, California)

Meridies Spring Coronation

description:
Meridies celebrates the reign of Boru III and Diedre I and invites all to witness the ascension of Godwine I and Francesca I. Coronation is a Kingdom's best time to gather in friendship and to appreciate multitude of virtues offered by our Society.

Feasting, Revelry and Contests await your festive company and the White Rose Ball will offer dancing entertainment and delectable edibles to satisfy every whim. A full schedule coming soon. Location:
Shire Rising Stone (LaVergne, Tennessee)

Annual Ball of the Guild of the Silver Rondel

description:
Annual Ball of the Guild of the Silver Rondel, hosted by the Barony of Southron Gaard, Christchurch, New Zealand. Intensive dance and music workshops, the Bal itself, and dance picnic and tourney the following day. Dance list and booking details coming soon...

You can find instructions for all but one of the competition dances on my web site: http://joannaandmurray.homemail.com.au/. There is a link to there Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Photos from Northern Lights XV

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn de Creig-Elachie has posted photos from the 2006 Northern Lights A&S Competition in Montpelier, Vermont.

March 22nd

Pennsic Online Pre-Registration Extended, Fees Raised

Online pre-registration for individuals for Pennsic XXXV has been extended until June 15, 2006. Mail-in pre-registration ends May 15, 2006. There has also been an increase in fees due upon arrival.

Madeleine P. Cosman, author of "Fabulous Feasts", dies at age 68

Best known for her book Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Madeleine Pelner Cosman has died at the age of 68 in California. She was also the founder of the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at City College of New York and the organizer of Manhattan's annual Cloisters medieval festival.

Hit List XX: Venetians Celebrate the Greek Gods

description:
Join us as the Venetians recreate the Greek Gods for the Doge. There will be multiple types of both heavy and rapier fighting. Other activities include Youth combat, non-fighting children's activities, archery, live weapons, and various classes.

Hit List XX
The Barony of the Osprey presents:
The Venetians Celebrate the Greek Gods
Woodsmen of the World Camp near Evergreen, Al Location:
Barony of the Osprey presents (Evergreen, Alabama)

Pennsic War XXXV

description:
Pennsic War XXXV will attract approximately 10,000 (or more) SCAdians from all around the world.

More info at http://www.pennsicwar.org/ Location:
Cooper's Lake Campground, Slippery Rock PA (USA), Aethelmearc

St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath Photos Online

Lady Margaret has posted photos from the recent St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath held in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Clothed in Honour at Cloth of Gold

Ealdormere hosted its second marathon sewing event, now called Cloth of Gold, on March 17-18 in the Incipient Canton of Greenhithe, sponsored by the Canton of Eoforwic.

March 21st

SCAtoday.net upgraded to new software version

SCAtoday.net has been upgraded to a new version of Drupal, the software that manages all content on the site.

16th Century Spanish Patterns Online

The Folger Shakespeare Library has posted digitized versions of 16th century Spanish patterns on its website.

Ragnarok VII

description:
Join us for the season's first camping event. Activities will include: Heavy fighting, Fencing, Archery, Youth boffer (pending marshal), plenty of Bardic goodness and A&S classes. Fishing is also permitted on Lake Belwood, pursuant to the laws of Ontario (bring a fishing license).

The Barony of Ramshaven Presents:
Ragnarok VII
May 19-22, 2006

Camp Bellaleo
860 8th Line Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Fergus, Ontario)

Dreamstone Tourney 27

DREAMSTONE TOURNEY XXVII: A Great Tournament Tradition Continues! The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 27 to be held on April 21-23, 2006 at A.H. Stephens Historic Park, near Crawfordville, Georgia.

Newcomers Collegium VI

The Shire of Owl's Nest would like to invite you to a once-a-year event specifically tailored for newer members and those wishing to learn the basics of the SCA.

SCAdian Scholars to Appear at Royal Ontario Museum

Finnvarr de Taahe and Sylard of Eagleshaven, scholars from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, will be presenting in persona as part of the 1st Annual Friends of the Mediaeval Studies Society Symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on March 25, 2006.