Archive - Jun 2006

June 5th

Grand Tournament of Archery & Procrastinators Brawl

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We are here to tell you of a great event taking place on June 9-11, 2006: Grand Tournament of Archery and Procrastinators Brawl (the make up years) It is sure to be an event that the whole family can be a part of.

Location: Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township, MI

Fees: Adults $8, Children 5 to 13 $3, Children under 5 are free Camping is $5 per tent, Merchant $5

This is a Wet site and dogs are allowed. Location:
(Ray Township, Michigan)

War of the Roses

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The Shire of Flintheath would like to invite you to help fight for the red or white in our annual War of the Roses, 23-25 June 2006. Site opens at 17:00 on Friday and closes at 17:00 on Sunday. Win points for your team in the battle of minds at the games tables, bash for points in the woods battle, parry your way to points at fencing or shoot for the points in archery. We would also like you to show off your A&S for a populous bean count for points. Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Brandon, Suffolk, England)

Red Hot Rapier III: No Parley!

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The Shire of Turmstadt presents to you 48 hours dedicated to rabid rapiers, foil follies, epicurean epees and gargoyled gorgets, plus several other atrocious attempts at alleged alliterations. We don't mind if you bring your Heavy stuff, too, your A&S projects and whatever else you like, but do so at your own risk: This shall be one event where fencing has priority, and we'll schedule nothing but fencing. (Oh, yes, if bychance the King and Queen popped in, we may make an exception for them and have a Court...) Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Forchheim Germany)

Today in the Middle Ages: June 5, 709

St. Boniface and his missionary companions were killed by pagan Germans on June 5, 709.

Mermaid's Retreat XIII: Martial Mayhem

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Mermaid's Retreat XIII: Martial Mayhem, 1:00 pm June 9, 2006 thru 3:00 pm June 11, 2006 Camp Sinawa on Pigeon Lake, Valders, WI

Site fees: Friday Saturday Members w/ card $16.00 $12.00 Non-members $19.00 $15.00 Children 14 & under $ 7.50 $ 5.50 Adult fees include $1.00 donation to travel fund Cabins: Before May 1 After May 1 2 adult $25.00 $35.00 4 adult $40.00 $50.00 Feast Fee: $12.00 Children under 12 $6.00 Lap sitters free MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SCA - TURM AN DEM SEE Pre-registration (with check) deadline was May 1. Please notify the Head Cook of any food allergies or special needs by May 1. Location:
Shire of Turm an dem See (Valders, Wisconsin)

Pirates, Knaves and Idiots

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PIRATES, KNAVES, and IDIOTS, JUNE 15-18, 2006

Sand Creek Campground
5861 Old Hwy 14 Beulah
WY 82712*

Get off I90 at Beulah Wyoming, turn left off tha freeway, an follow the dirt road an follow tha signs, we'll get ye thar!

Site opens as soon as ye get thar on Thursday and closes when yer leave on Sunday. (Let's say 3PM on Thursday and Noon on Sunday just ta make tha rules Goobs happy.) Location:
Noiregarde (Beulah, Wyoming)

June 4th

Join the SCA in Western Australia!

The Bunbury Mail in Bunbury, Western Australia, offers readers the chance to learn about the Middle Ages by joining the recently-created SCA group.

Kensington Runestone May Hold Secret Code

Ben Tracy of Minneapolis' WCCO reports on the "secret code" contained in the famous Kensington Runestone. The stone, discovered 100 years ago near Alexandria, Minnesota, bears a carved inscription dating to 1362.

Midrealm Crown Tourney pictures online

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has uploaded pictures of Midrealm's Spring Crown Tourney to his (brand new!) Flickr account.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 4, 1070

The first Roquefort cheese was made on June 4, 1070. Roquefort is a ewes' milk cheese with distinctive veins of blue mold.

June 3rd

Zaid and Louise New Heirs to Cynagua

Elinora O'Connor reports that Zaid was the victor of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West. He was inspired by Louise.

Lilies A&S Schedule Announced

Cathus has announced that this year's Lilies War will feature a number of activities for those interested in the Arts and Sciences.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 3, 1140

French scholar and famous lover Pierre Abelard was convicted of heresy on June 3, 1140.

Barbarian Brawl 2006

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Greetings Noble Populace of Gleann Abhann! The Barony of Small Gray Bear invites you to join us for a day of fun in the sun on the campus of Arkansas State University: Beebe.

BARBARIAN BRAWL: Barbarians by Candlelight
July 22, 2006
Arkansas State University - Beebe
1000 West Iowa Street Beebe, Arkansas

Activities Include:
A&S Competitions Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Beebe, Arkansas)

A Fun Day of A&S

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Come one, come all to the Shire of Blackwater Keep for the annual Arts & Sciences event on July 22-23 2006. Saturday will be filled with classes to beguile all minds, a savory feast, games aplently and a auction to finish the evening. Sunday will be filled with the practice of the Art of War and the Art of Archery where all good gentles can exercise their combat aptitudes. There will be an IKAC and possibility for Archery authorization. Location:
Shire of Blackwater Keep (Clovis, New Mexico)

St. Sebastian's Archery Weekend

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Once again the Kingdom's archers sally forth. This year instead of the King's forests, we will be venturing through his fields and pastures. St Sebastians will be held on wooded pasture lands east of Greeley this year.

This new site will give our shoot-master new fodder for his devious brain. Fun and interesting shoots will be planned, and of course our flaming arrow night shoot.

The site is' primitive.' Which means we will have port-a-johns, and Location:
Canton of Hawks Hollow (Greeley, Colorado)

Position Available: Editor, "The Compleat Anachronist"

Jason Williams, Chairman of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., has announced that applications are being accepted for the position of Editor of the Society's journal, The Compleat Anachronist.

June 2nd

Today in the Middle Ages: June 2, 1420

King Henry V of England married Catherine of Valois, the French king's niece, on June 2, 1420, in an effort to consolidate power over both nations.

Boudicca's Burial Site Found?

Archaeologists are pondering whether or not a burial site discovered near a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, England may be that of warrior queen Boudicca.

Martin von Lochner Victorious in Trimaris Crown Tourney

Sunniva reports that Martin von Lochner was the victor of the May 27, 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Trimaris.

Pennsic Merchant Rebuilds After Fire

Your Innner Vagabond, the Pennsic merchant which recently suffered a devastating fire, will be selling online gift certificates to be redeemed at Pennsic in order to raise money to rebuild their business.

New York Gallery Explores Gothic Revival in USA

A new museum-quality show presents Gothic Revival furniture and architecture from 19th century America.

Iron and Ink Retreat

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Iron and Ink is offered as a weekend retreat for the Artisans of the Inland's Region of Central AnTir. However, anyone and everyone who desires to join in and take part are most welcome.

Members of the Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Laurel who reside in the Inlands Region are expressly invited to attend and teach their preferred art and to encourage their apprentices in the same. We would like to request Members of the Order of the Jambe de Lion and other Inlands Area Artisans also to please consider teaching a favorite art form at this event. Location:
Shire of Ambergard (Ephrata, Washington)

June 1st

Newspaper features photo of Debatable Lands fighter practice

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a great photo of Lady Ariella of Thornbury, Knight Marshall of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, in a bout against Baron Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers, both with swords florentine.

Joint Greek-Bulgarian Project to Recreate Dionysian Temple

Greece and Bulgaria will work together on a European Union-funded project to restore the ancient Perperikon, a Thracian sanctuary to Dionysus.

Panteria Photos

Panteria, held recently in the East Kingdom, was sunny and beautiful, and very photogenic. An online photo album captures over 400 scenes as recorded by several photographers.

Northern Oaken War Maneuvers X

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The Barony of the Cleftlands and the Shire of Falcon's Quarry Present Northern Oaken War Maneuvers X June 9, 10 and 11, 2006

Ukranian American Youth Association Resort
47890 Bursley Rd,
Wellington OH, 44090
Approximately 35 miles South-West of Cleveland, OH

Saturday night's beachside picnic-style Feast will be $10 per person pre-registered,$12 at the gate, $5 kids 4 - 12. Breakfast and lunch will be available on site. Due to increased site costs, breakfast will not be included in the site fee. There will be breakfast options available a la carte. There will also be a lunch counter run by the Ukranian American Youth Association, which will include home made pierogi. Location:
Barony of the Cleftlands & Shire of Falcon's Quarry (Wellington Ohio)

Holy Prophets IV: Crusading for Cash

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Hunters home once again presents holy prophets on June 10, 2006 at Brandy Springs Park in Mercer PA. This time the theme is crusading for cash. There will be a Heavy weapons tourney and a fencing tourney - both of which are wagering events. There will be an A&S competitiion entitled: "My father went up to the Holy Land and all i got was this lousy..." so use your best imagination to come up with the entries and the documentation. Location:
Shire of Hunter's Home (Mercer, Pennsylvania)

Gwyntarian - First Contact

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The Marche of Gwyntarian cordially invites you to attend "Gwyntarian - First Contact" on July 1, 2006. The event is themed on the first interactions between Portuguese traders and the inhabitants of Japan. We have planned many exciting activities to divert and entertain you, including classes taught by folks from Alderford, Cleftlands & Gwyntarian; special fighting and fencing tourneys (can you say, "War Fans?" I knew Location:
Marche of Gwyntarian (Akron, Ohio)

Today in the Middle Ages: June 1, 1494

On June 1, 1494, Friar John Cor created the first written record of a batch of Scotch whiskey.