Archive - Nov 21, 2007

Saxon remains found in Twyford

Workers on the site of a school in Twyford, England worried when they discovered human remains until it was determined that the skeletons belonged to 1,300-year-old Saxons.

Fan Haven community grows in Arizona desert

SCAdian and internationally-known filker Leslie Fish has purchased land in the Arizona desert for the purpose of creating a community for fans, Pagans and SCA members.

[WES] Beaconsgate Boar Hunt and Feast

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The holidays are coming, and so is the Annual Beaconsgate Boar Hunt. We will be at our traditional site, Camp Herms. In addition to the Hunt during the day, we will have many activities within the hall (dancing, singing, music, games) for non-fighters and tired fighters. Please plan to bring something for your lunch if you are coming on site early.

For those of you who may not know, a Boar Hunt is a fighting activity, with fighters armed with two maces playing the part of the Boar. Hunters are armed with spears, and hounds with daggers. There are also unarmored dogs, who seek out the boars and bark when they are discovered -- this can be a great role for a mature child accompanied by a responsible adult. If there is enough interest (and a qualified volunteer marshal), we may add a hunt for rapier fighters. Location:
Province of the Mists (El Cerrito, California)

Ansteorran Crown Tourney results

The Ansteorran Kingdom Seneschal is reporting the results of today's Crown Tourney, fought following the failure of the prior Crown Prince & Princess, in the Barony of Bordermarch.

SCA Grand Council Nomination Announcement

Lord Wulfred Hansard of Richmond, Chairman of the Nominations Committee of the Grand Council of the SCA, Inc., announces that the Council is seeking applicants for the Council.

An academic reviews "Beowulf"

Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."