Archive - Jun 2006

June 14th

Medieval Minnesota

Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be hosting a unique "summer camp" to study medieval history and life, for students aged 13-17.

Nordwache 23rd Anniversary

description:
The Barony of Nordwache invites the populace of Caid to join us for the celebration of our 23rd Anniversary at the exact center of California, North Fork!

Autocrat:
Michael of Boulton
sekim@myway.com

Location:
North Fork Recreation Center
33507 Road 230
North Fork, CA. 93643

Directions:
From Hwy. 99. Fresno: Take Highway 41 north to Road 200 (from the 2nd stop light on Hwy 41 [i.e. Hwy 145] it is 8 miles to Road 200.) Turn right on Road 200. Travel 18 miles on Road 200 to North Fork. Once in North Fork Road 200 turns right into Road 230, turn left at the sign for the Recreation Center, Road 230 will dead end at the site. Location:
Barony of Nordwache (North Fork, California)

Mad Dogs 2006

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The Shire of Border Downs Presents Mad Dogs 2006 June 23-25, 2006 at Polar Bear Forge, 45437 275th St, Parker, SD, 57053

Site opens Friday at 6PM, Closes Sunday at Noon (must be off site by noon)

Located in Parker, SD. Discreetly wet. Merchants are welcome -- bring your own tables, no extra fee.

Fee Schedule:
Adult - $7.00
6-17 years old - $5.00
5 and under - Free Location:
Shire of Border Downs (Parker, South Dakota)

Warlord's Tourney

description:
Our current Warlord, Geoffrey Scott, assures us there will be a great deal of fighting on this day. The format of the tourney will be determined once the number of participants is known, so come on out and vie for the title of Southern Shores Warlord! There will also be classes in marshalling, youth combat, and dance. There will be a needlework circle and an A&S display as well.

Site Information: The event will be held from 10am to 7pm at John D. Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Campbell, California)

Today in the Middle Ages: June 14, 1325

On June 14, 1325, Ibn Batuta left his native Tangier on pilgrimage to Mecca. He was not to return for 29 years.

An SCA King In Camelot: Duke of Caid plays King Arthur on stage

Scott Farrell, known in the SCA as Duke Guillaume de la Belgique, will portray King Arthur in a San Diego, California, production of the musical Camelot. The production runs July 8 through July 16, 2006.

June 13th

"The World of Chaucer" Online

A web version of The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts is now available on the website of the University of Glasgow. The site includes reproductions of manuscripts from the exhibition catalog.

Photos from Three Spires' Fighter Collegium

Lord Simon and Lady Annabelle, of the Barony of Caerthe, have posted photos from the Incipient College of Three Spires' premiere event, Fighter Collegium.

Northshield Fall Coronation/Sir Cecil's Siege

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Sir Cecils Siege features a HUGE site with plenty of room for camping and all other activities planned. Last fall at this event it rained heavily and the site remained mud free so rain is less of a problem. One half of the castle is complete now and the other half soon to follow. This war is reminiscent of a smaller version of Gulf War with castles and towers to besiege, large open field battles, plus more room for archery with a ravine for a great woods walk. HOT showers on site and potable water. Border Downs will have a special tourney too. Plenty of room for merchants too. Location:
Plains Region (Vermillion, South Dakota)

An Tir September Crown Tournament

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Their Majesties King Amalric and Queen Caia would like to invite you to join them in the tournament to choose their successors!

Steward (Autocrat):
His Lordship Quentin Martel
quentin@shittimwoode.org

Site information
The event will be held at Hovander Park in the Shire of Shittimwoode. The address is 5299 Nielsen Avenue, Ferndale, WA. Location:
Shire of Shittimwoode (Ferndale, Washington)

An Tir July Coronation

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The Barony of Dragon's Laire welcomes all to witness the Coronation of the Heirs to the Mighty King Sven and the Beautiful Queen Signy as They take Their rightful places upon the Sable Throne of An Tir.

This weekend of July Coronation also bears witness to the challenge required of all those who would compete to become the next Champion of An Tir.

Other activities over the weekend will include Arts and Sciences displays (including a Phred), Archery and Thrown Weapons, other marshallate activities, Bardic performances of all kinds, as well as the many meetings usually associated with a Coronation Event. Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Port Gamble, Washington)

Ansteorra Coronation

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The Shire of Trelac proudly hosts The Coronation of Ansteorra's fifty-fifth King & Queen Aaron & Britta MacGregor. Join us in bidding a fond farewell to our beloved Abd-al Mahdi Jamal ibn Hakim & Valeria Richila Navarro, as They step down from Their glorious reign. Then celebrate as the heirs take Their places as our new Stellar Crown.

Come and support the fighters as a new Champion for the King is chosen. The day will also include a Scribal competition and Charter Painting, Children's activities, a delicious feast and a post Coronation Revel and Hafla fit for royalty. Alcohol is BYOB n period containers. Location:
Shire of Trelac (San Angelo, Texas)

Isle of Wight Hobbyist Finds Period Gold Brooch

Two friends with metal detectors turned up a gold annular brooch on the Isle of Wight.

AnTir - West War

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As the sun peaks in strength, so does the restlessness of the An Tirian Warriors. WAR will soon tear at our friendly borders and the West Kingdom does call to arms all heavy fighters, light fighters, rapiers, archers and equestrians alike.

Autocrat: m'lady Ryssza Polander
June 30-July 2, 2006
West / An Tir War
Kingdom of the West (Yreka, CA)

We have established a location friendly to warriors and travelers alike - we Location:
Kingdom of the West (Yreka, California)

Storvik Post Pennsic Revel

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As we return to our homes after a long summer campaign, the sounds of war fade and the sounds of merriment grow. Laughter replaces the battle cry as the populace of Atlantia gathers to celebrate the glories of Pennsic in an atmosphere of frivolity and fun.

The glorious Barony of Storvik invites you to an evening of enjoyment at its traditional Post Pennsic Dessert Revel. This year's theme is "Fun and Games," so come out and play some games! You may already know that cribbage and chess are period, but have you ever played Nine Men's Morris (featured in the most recent Tournaments Illuminated), Fox and Geese, or Hazard? Bring your cards, dice, board games, and toys. Weather permitting, you can try outdoor ball-and-stick games in the small, woodsy glen (no martial activities). Veteran game players are encouraged to teach the rules and strategies to new contestants of all ages. Location:
Barony of Storvik (Adelphi, Maryland)

Stierbach Baronial Birthday

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Their Excellencies Colum and Briana are honored to announce that they are celebrating Stierbach's Argent Anniversary in July A.S.XLI. His Majesty's army will gather in the forests of Stierbach to prepare for the Pennsic War. Come and join us for fighting, feasting, admiration of artisans' skills, and a last chance to authorize before the war. Site: Miller's Farm, 12101 Orange Plank Rd, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Site opens Friday July 21st, at 4pm and closes on Sunday July 23rd. Troll will close Friday night at 11pm and reopen at 7:30am Saturday. This is a primitive camp site. Bring your own drinking water and solar shower bags. Shower water and Port-a-johns will be provided. Site is WET, no original containers. Dogs allowed but must be on leashes at all times. Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Locust Grove, Virginia)

Summer Collegia III

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The Incipient Shire of Drakenmere, sponsored by the Barony of Bryn Madoc, Proudly Presents Summer Collegia III
Venimus   •   Vidimus   •   Fundimus

Put on your tunica, toga and sandals and join us on August 19, 2006 for a fun day of classes, fighting and food!  Your day will begin with our breakfast Traveler's fare and end with the Roman Auctionarius Dapifer (table server auction), Acroama (live entertainment) and a delightful summer Roman feast prepared by Mistress Derbail. Children's activities will be provided. For Roman garb links, click here. Location:
Incipient Shire of Drakenmere (Waynesboro, Georgia)

Replica of Godspeed to Sail

The Godspeed is set to sail this summer. A replica of the 17th century ship that carried the first settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, the ship will be touring the East Coast of the United States.

June 12th

Fantasy Castles for Sale

Have a hankering to own some period vacation property? Wists Social Shopping provides a list of "fantasy castles" for sale.

CBS News Sunday Morning SCA TV Spot Archived Online

YouTube is currently hosting a video clip from a CBS News Sunday Morning program featuring the SCA.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 12, 918

Ethelfleda, oldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, died on June 12, 918.

St. Vitas' Dance Weekend

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St Vitas' dances back to town. There will be two days of all kinds of dance and dance related classes.

ST VITAS' DANCE WEEKEND
Politarchopolis
5-6 August 2006

The competition dances for the Bal d'Argent will be taught! Come and get ready for Lochac's premier dance event!

This year there will be music classes as well!

And of course we will also have a Feast and Ball on the Saturday night. Location:
Politarchopolis (Lake Tuggeranong, ACT, Australia)

Stormhold Baronial Investiture

description:
A weekend of Drunkenness, Dancing, Pageantry and Violence. Celebrating the Seventh Stormhold Baronial Investiture. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 23, 24 and 25 June.

Friday Night Tavern Night
At St Joseph’s Hall, Otter St Collingwood Melways page 44, C4 - nearest tram in Smith St, Route 86

Dancing, merriment and fun. Bring your own drinks and enjoys snacks and mulled wine while dancing, gaming and catching up with friends. Location:
Barony of Stormhold (Alphington, Victoria, Australia)

Dragon's Laire Demo Introduces Public to the SCA

Annie Tietje of the North Kitsap Herald learned about the SCA at a recent demo conducted by the local group in Port Gamble, Washington.

June 11th

Today in the Middle Ages: June 11, 1186

The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey was consecrated on June 11, 1186.

"Da Vinci Code" Leads to Rosslyn Vandalism

Dan Brown is not a popular name at Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. The fame — or notoriety — of Brown's Da Vinci Code has led some to try to breach the chapel's secret vaults.

June 10th

Castle Fever Photos Online

Mary Loomer Oliver of the Kingdom of Northshield has posted photos from the recent Castle Fever event. Castle Fever took place June 3, 2006 in Oronoco, Minnesota.

Leonardo and the Elephant

Multispectrum imaging has recently revealed a series of "under drawings" beneath the paint of Leonard Da Vinci's famous Adoration of the Magi, including one drawing of an elephant.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 10, 1190

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa died while crossing a river on June 10, 1190.

Dracula's Family Gets Castle Back

The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.