Archive - Jan 12, 2007

Combat cookery at Estrella

This year's Estrella War will once again offer a Combat Cookery Contest in which Kingdoms may sponsor teams to prepare a period meal for four people using their own utensils and ingredients unknown to them before the competition.

Grendel on Sci Fi Saturday

On Saturday 13, 2007, the Sci Fi Channel will present the world premiere of Grendel, a Sci Fi original movie "based on the classic legend of Beowulf and Grendel."

Ansteorran coronation postponed due to weather

The central United States is being pounded by a major ice storm today, causing Ansteorra to cancel their upcoming Coronation for this weekend.

Mysterious rings puzzle archaeologists at the tomb of Chinese empress

Chinese archaeologists are confounded by a group 10 huge rings at the site of the tomb of the country's only empress, Wu Zetian. The rings, ranging from 30 to 40 meters in diameter, were discovered when aerial photos were taken.

Ancient texts of interest to modern medical researchers

A new report from the Mayo Clinic, reported by Science Daily, shows how researchers at the Clinic used data-mining techniques to discover new cures from ancient texts. The reports cites the anti-bacterial properties of the Atun tree as discussed by Dutch herbalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf in his mid-17th century work Ambonese Herbal.

Literary cookbook

On its website, the University of Chicago Press reviews Aguecheek’s Beef, Belch’s Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections: literature, culture, and food among the early moderns by Robert Appelbaum.

USA Today Profiles Lawsuit Teen

The recent lawsuit bewteen a SCAdian and a Rhode Island school has raised the Society's media profile. USA Today gives a positive overview of our activities and purposes.