Archive - 2006

October 27th

Christmas Tourney XXXV

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Christmas Tourney XXXV: A Russian Event, December 2nd 2006

Sun Valley Community Center
6505 Bethany Lane
Louisville, KY 40258

Site Opens 9:00 AM
Site Closes 10:00 PM

Site Discretely damp
NO PETS: service animals only

Site Fees
Adult site: Pre-Reg $7.00, $10.00 at the door
Child 12 & Under: Pre-Reg $4.00, $7.00 at the door

Family cap for 4 or more is $22.00 pre-reg and $30.00 at the door Location:
Barony of the Flame (Louisville, Kentucky)

Battle of Baron's Howe Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Battle of Baron's Howe on the Two Ravens website. The photos include albums of fighters, court and a smelting demonstration.

October 26th

Scottish Swordsmith Takes on Parliament

Swordmaker Paul Macdonald is fighting City Hall - or more appropriately the Scottish Parliament - who recently passed a law strictly regulating the sale of swords in the country. Macdonald crafts historically-accurate weapons for re-enactors which he sells to museums, theatres and collectors.

Book Profiles Rise of 'Nutty Professors'

A new book explores the history of academic charisma, tracing the figure of the famous and glamorized professor to the beginnings of the great universities in the Middle Ages.

Midrealm Crown Tourney Finals on YouTube

His Grace Duke Palymar has posted video from the recent Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom on YouTube.

Kent Gets Bronze Age Cup Back

A Bronze Age cup found in Kent by a metal detector enthusiast will return to the county on loan from the British Museum. The Ringlemere Gold Cup is one of only seven from the period found in Britain.

October 25th

Court Report from Artemisia's Crown Tourney

Baroness Katya in Raudhara, Principal Lady in Waiting to TRM's Timmur and Tianna, reports on the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

UNESCO Gives Warning on Tower of London Status

The United Nations cultural body UNESCO has warned that the Tower of London may be in danger of losing its World Heritage status, and has asked the United Kingdom to submit by 2007 a report on measures being taken to protect the Tower.

Baroness Anne Bigod Vigiled in the Outlands

Baroness Anne Bigod recently sat vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Pelican.

Battle of Hastings Photos Online

A small collection of really large photos from the recent Battle of Hastings reenactment are now available to view online.

October 24th

"Tribal Wars" Online Game

A new browser-based game offers players a chance to control a small medieval village and interact with other players online.

SCAdians at fighter practice unhurt after fleeing fire

No one was hurt, but SCA members at a fighter practice and meeting in a church basement had to flee the building along with everyone else when an altar candle upstairs set the structure ablaze. The Republican has the story.

Wassail

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As mid-winter sets in, join us for a holiday celebration! Wear your best and join Their Royal Majesties as they preside over both heavy weapons and fencing tournaments. Join in song, dance, pageantry and good food. There will be heraldry classes, an A&S display and tables for chess & backgammon.

Our Wassail Feast is a potluck with the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog providing a pork roast, cooked by THL Location:
Barony of Ramshaven & the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Paris, Ontario)

Ealdormere Kingdom A&S Competition

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Come one, come all and celebrate the Arts and Sciences at Ealdormere’s Kingdom A&S. This year activities beyond the competition include, classes, and demonstrations. Please note that fighting will take place as an entry to the competition only.

25 November, 2006
Kingston, On
Site opens at 0900
Site closes at 2300

Site Fee:
Adults $8
Age 12-18 $6
Age 5-11 $3 Location:
Barony of Skraeling Althing (Kingston, Ontario)

"Unshelved at the Library"

Does your SCA group meet at the library? Here's an opportunity suggested by the Unshelved librarian's comic strip that we may not yet have considered.

October Board Nominee List

Duke John ap Gwyndaf (Jason Williams), Chairman, SCA, Inc., has announced the list of nominees for the SCA Board of Directors and solicits comments.

October 23rd

A Day in Ireland

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The Shire of Trelac Presents A Day in Ireland

Slainte! Come and join us as we honor the Irish traditions and lore of Samhain, November 3-5 in Water Valley Park. It's only 20 minutes north of San Angelo on Highway 87. There will be feasting, fun and tournaments to honor Her Majesty, Queen Britta, who will be present to help celebrate the harvest! Be on your best behavior, however, as she will also be meting out justice to those who offend her! Be of good cheer, though, for the clergy will be available with indulgences for your sins! Location:
Shire of Trelac (San Angelo, TX)

Drachenwald Crown Tournament Photos Online - Part I

Lady Bridget Greywolf has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (13-15th October).

AEthelmearc 12th Night

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The Shire of Hartstone cordially invites the populace of our glorious Kingdom to revel in mid-winter bliss at Aethelmearc's Kingdom 12th Night celebration!

This event will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Wellsville Elementary School, 98 School Street in Wellsville, NY 14895. Further information can be obtained through co-autocrats, Lady Renata the posh rot (Karen Finnemore ladyren@gmail.com ) and Lady Eowyn Swiftlere (Carrie French eoswiftlere@yahoo.com ) The full event announcement can also be found online at people.alfred.edu/~kaf3 and on the Shire calendar at www.shireofhartstone.org. Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Wellsville, New York)

Clothing Collegium

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Do you want new garb? Does your armor need an update? Perhaps you just want to share and learn? Classes are being formed for armor, leather, needlework, hats, menswear, and ladieswear: clothing and accessories.

Site opens at 9 am; classes begin at 10 am at the Lyndonviklle central School: 25 Housel Ave., Lyndonville, NY 14098. The event fee is $5.00. Lunch is included. There is no feast. Some classes will have supply fees. Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve (Lyndonville, New York)

Wenches and Swordplay in Murphysboro, Illinois

Andrea Hahn, a reporter for the Southern Illinoisan, visited the John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, Illinois recently for a real Renaissance faire experience including bawdy wenches, swordplay, songs and skits. The event was sponsored by the Fine and Bawdy Wenches, and included demos by the Medieval Combat Society.

Tournament of the Northern Wolf

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Come one and all to the quarterly tournament designed to celebrate the glories of the SCA. This tournament is designed for all levels of SCA participants. The title of Sable Wolf will be given to the victor of the tournament and held until the next quarter's tournament when the next Sable Wolf will be chosen. The Title of Wolf's Fang will be given to the fighter with less than two years experience who went the farthest in the tournament lists and held until the next quarter's tournament when the next Wolf's Fang will be chosen. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Sebastopol, California)

World of Weaving

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The Shire of Lost Forest is pleased to announce that in addition to the 24 classes already being offered on October 28th, we will be hosting, in conjunction with the University of Central Missouri (formerly CMSU) Archives and Museum, a special presentation of "World of Weaving: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Weaving."

The exhibit will feature traditional textiles from Saudi Arabia, Native America, Latin America, China, Europe and Africa. The exhibit will be open for SCA participants only on Saturday October 28th from 1-4:30pm. Presentations will include a working warp-weighted loom, drop spinning, middle eastern embroider, medieval, east Asia, and reenacting Anglo-Saxon culture with an emphasis on camping. Location:
Shire of Lost Forest (Warrensburg, Missouri)

Czech National Library to Digitize Rare Documents

A team of experts at the Czech National Library, housed in a converted Baroque monastery, is working to produce digitized copies of rare documents including medieval manuscripts. The digitalization technique developed for the project was so good that it has become the accepted standard for UNESCO.

Passing of Baron Sir Tristen Von Halstern

Baron Sir Tristen Von Halstern (John Paul McLoughlin) died October 12, 2006 in Cincinnatti, Ohio at the age of 41. Sir Tristen's obituary is available to read online.

October 22nd

Angelina Elizabeth Huett Born in Lochac

Sir Hugh the Little and Baroness Therasa Comins of the Kingdom of Lochac have announced the birth of their daughter Angelina Elizabeth Huett on October 13, 2006.

4th Century Roman Coins Spill Out in Kent

A hoard of over 3,000 late Roman coins "made a sound like tinkling glass" when they poured from an overturned pot recently unearthed by archaeologists on a dig in Kent, England. The treasure is valued at over UK£10,000.

New Royal Heirs in the Middle Kingdom

Duke Dag Thorgrim, inspired to valor by Lady Anne Marie De Garmeaulx, has won the Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament.

Ealdormere Coronation Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted his latest album of photos on the Two Ravens list. This album includes pictures from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's Fall 2006 Coronation.

October 21st

Welsh Barn Holds Secret: Medieval Dining Hall

Homeowners in Hengoed in Denbighshire, Wales were surprised to learn that a barn on their 21-acre farm contained a secret: the building was originally a rare, 15th medieval hall.