Archive - Jul 2006

July 11th

Pennsic XXXV General Schedule Online

A schedule for events and activities at Pennsic XXXV is now available on the Pennsic website.

"Lion in Winter" in the Summer

"The Masquerade Medieval" is planning a performance of Lion In Winter for Pennsic 36. This is new company forming in the East Kingdom and Atlantia under the direction of Baron Lorcan Dracontius of Bhakail.

Regalia Returned to Artemisia Through Circuitous Route

Lady Alsinda de Rochabaron of the Shire of Northover in Gleann Abhann reports on the near-miraculous discovery and return of regalia belonging to Royals in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Tymberhavene First Birthday Bash

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What can I say about our 1st Birthday Bash of our New Shire Tymberhavene? It is to be held at LaVerne Park, just outside of Coquille, Oregon.

MapQuest has good directions for folks, and it will be Campout, Camp Fire Entertainment nightly, Archery and Throwing Weapon contests, Beginning Archery for anyone, by Oregon Mountain Arrow Shop in North Bend. They will brign Bows and Arrows to use.

Location:
ShireTymberhavene (Coquille, Oregon)

Today in the Middle Ages: July 11, 1302

Insurgent Flemish peasants shocked the chivalry of Europe by defeating the occupying French cavalry at Courtrai (modern Kortrijk) on July 11, 1302.

SCA Woos Red Hat Hotties

Members of the Red Hat Hotties, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, surprised their new royalty recently by providing the ladies with real knights in the form of members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

July 10th

World eBook Fair Offers Free Books Through August 4, 2006

In honor of Project Gutenberg's 35th anniversary, the 2006 World eBook Fair has made its online collections available free to the public through August 4, 2006.

Volunteers Needed for Pennsic Children's Fete

Their Excellencies Countess Denise and Baroness Kisaiya of the Kingdom of Atlantia are looking for volunteers to help with the Annual Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic XXXV. Needed are performers, craft helpers and general volunteers who like to work with children.

Got mead?

Alberta, Canada beekeepers are hoping the province's move to allow a cottage wine industry to develop for an ancient beverage will create a buzz among liquor connoisseurs.

Summits Fall Coronet Tournament

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Come get away from the mundane world and witness epic deeds while relaxing lakeside, surrounded by natural beauty but served by civilized amenities. The site is only 35 miles off of I-5 up scenic Highway 62, on the way to Crater Lake, nestled in the heart of the Summit’s namesake mountains.

The site for Fall Coronet 2006 is Joseph Stewart State Park. The site has hot showers, indoor flush restrooms and fresh water taps. It also has curbside loading and unloading and paved paths for easy access, as well as spacious parking a short walk from the camping area. There is abundant, shady camping on level grass, including a “Period Village” with lots of room for period encampments around the large central list field. It also includes views of the lake and a playground and camp store a short drive or hike down a scenic walking path away. Multiple picnic tables may also be available. Location:
Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir (Trail, OR)

Medieval Code Ring Brings Wealth and Glory to Metal Detector

Metal detector enthusiast John Wood certainly didn't expect to strike it rich four years ago when he discovered an odd-looking gold ring, but the 650-year-old artifact is now set to sell at Christies for UK£100,000.

Diamond Wars XXI: Saxon vs. Norman

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Join the Barony of Small Gray Bear in celebrating our 21st Diamond Wars at beautiful Camp Cedar Valley, 104 Boy Scout Trail, Viola, Arkansas October 12-15, 2006.

The site is very discreetly wet. No original containers and leave no trace on site.

http://www.smallgraybear.com/DWXXI/DWXXI Flyer.pdf

Today in the Middle Ages: July 10, 1376

The "Good Parliament" ended in London on July 10, 1376. It was nicknamed by the people of England in recognition of its efforts to end corruption at court.

Geoffrey Chaucer Interviews Paris Hilton

Our boy Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again! This time he interviews Paris Hilton on his blog.

July 9th

New Discoveries Give Insight into Basque Language

The recent discovery of inscriptions in the Basque language dating to the 3rd century has researchers excited. Considered one of the oldest European languages, Basque has been linked to African, Caucasian or Etruscan tongues or thought to have developed on its own.

Period Arabic Calligraphy at LOC

The Library of Congress has published a collection of 355 sheets of Arabic calligraphy from the 9th-19th centuries on its website. The site features digital reproductions of the manuscripts along with background material.

Today in the Middle Ages: July 9, 1386

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, ancestor of English kings, sailed for Spain on July 9, 1386.

SCA Helps Library Hold Renaissance Faire

The Canton of Attilium, in the Barony of Windmasters Hill, Atlantia, helped the Cliffdale Library hold a very successful demo, and Jarel Loveless of the Fayetteville Observer was on hand to cover the story.

July 8th

Black Sea Trading Company Combines SCA with Modern Life

Tina Forde, Business Editor for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, California, takes a look at a local dance studio which combines modern life interests with the SCA through dance and the martial arts.

New Citizen for Drachenwald

Yehoshua ben Hayyim of the Shire of Ma'ale giborim in Jerusalem, has announced the birth of a son to Lord Alter and Lady Naomi. The baby was born July 4, 2006.

Cheyenne Residents go "Medieval" at Superday

Becky Orr of the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle learned about the passion of SCA members when she visited a demo during "Superday" in Lions Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming June 24, 2006. The demo was staged by members of the Shire of Windkeep.

Today in the Middle Ages: July 8, 1545

Don Carlos "the Mad" of Spain, son of King Phillip II, was born on July 8, 1545.

July 7th

Duke Cariadoc Book Signing

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David Friedman) has announced the recent publication of his first novel. Harald is a cross "between a fantasy without magic and a historical novel with invented history and geography."

SCA Skills Translate to Disaster Skills?

Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey reports that SCA members in the Barony of Endless Hills (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA) and the Shires of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, NY) and Coppertree (Utica, NY) in Æthelmearc were hard hit by recent torrential rains and flooding. One SCA member, THL Keran Roslin, makes note of how her SCA equipment and skills helped prepare for disaster.

Pennsic A&S Exhibition Pre-Reg Closes July 31

Dame Catriona MacDuff, Coordinator of the Pennsic 35 Arts and Sciences Exhibition, would like to remind Pennsic artisans that pre-registration for the A&S Exhibition ends July 31, 2006.

Memorial Reception for Master Johan von Traubenberg at Pennsic

With the gracious permission of Their Majesties, Malcolm and Tessa of AEthelmearc, a reception will be held in memory of the late Master Johan von Traubenberg at the Pennsic War.

Thing in the Woods IV

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The Shire of Easaraigh would like to invite you all to THING IN THE WOODS IV, July 28-30 at scenic Camp Tubb BSA Camp near Rock Island, TN.

We have a LOT of activities planned:
There will be a full slate of EARLY PERIOD CLASSES on everything from primitive camping and outdoor skills, to hats, weaponry, various flying projectiles, and more.

The Iron Bow Guild is offering its first official guild meeting, with an Location:
Shire of Easaraigh (Rock Island, Tennessee)

Meridies Coronation

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The Shire of Talmere invites you to attend the Coronation of Gunther and Kora September 8-10, 2006 at the Woodmen of the World Camp in Gainesville, Georgia.

http://aylekeepe.org/gkcoronation/index.htm

Event Stewards:
Lord Kynwric Gwent (John Vots) lordkynwric@gmail.com
THL Catherine d'Evreux (Katie Maginn) katmagick@mindspring.com Location:
Shire of Talmere (Gainesville, Georgia)

More Border Skimish Photos Online

Merouda Pendray of Caer Anterth Mawr in the Kingdom of Northshield has posted photos from the recent Border Skirmish, which took place between groups in Northshield and the Midrealm.

July 6th

Chalice of the Sun Gods III: Return of Poseidon

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Once again, the cry goes forth for all heroes to vie for glory and honor in the Chalice Championships. And for those who choose to attempt it, there is the legendary 'Chalice of the Sun Gods', the cup of Helios given to Hercules in the course of his labors. Please join us for this unique challenge!

http://pontealto.atlantia.sca.org/chalice.php Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Triangle, Virginia)