Archive - Nov 2007

November 14th

[ART] Solstice Court

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Good Gentles, from the fierce skalds of the north to the horseman of the Mongols, come enjoy the hospitality of Loch Salann for Solstice Court.

Join us for a persona revel on December 8 of 2007. Bring everything that draws your interest and share it as we celebrate the return of the sun and winters downswing. A most delicious feast will be prepared by Lord Darius.

Location:
St James Episcopal Church, Location:
Barony of Loch Salann (Midvale, Utah)

The Nina tours the southern U.S.

The Nina, "the Most Historically Accurate Replica of a Columbus Ship Ever Built," will be touring the southern United States during November and December 2007. Tours are available.

Sinclair and Kari new Prince and Princess of Atlantia

Theresa of Caid reports that Randall Sinclair was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. He was inspired by Kari Kyst.

November 13th

SCAdians create "care packages" for West Kingdom soldiers

Elizabeth Margarete of the Principality of Cynagua in the West Kingdom is coordinating an effort to send care packages to those serving in the Armed Services in the Middle East.

[WES] Winter Coronet 2008

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Prince Deitrich and Princess Bianca invite you to journey to the River of the Eagles January 19th and 20th, 2008 where there shall be a Grand Tournament to determine Their rightful Heirs. They invite all eligible combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field of honor to do battle for the right to claim the coronets of Oertha. His Highness has chosen the Virtues as the theme for Winter Coronet. The chosen site is the Eagle River Lions Club with much room for pageantry both large and small. Bring your banners and display of arms! Location:
Principality of Oertha (Eagle River, Alaska)

[ATL] Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a court held by the King of Fools and the wonders of a "backward feast". Foolishness you say? But of course!

Welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night. Fun and Merriment abound at our festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (sometimes painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits on the throne and dessert, of course is served first (life being short and uncertain) All those attending will vote for the silliest among our ranks. This lucky Fool then reigns as King or Queen of Fools, silly hat and all. There will be a Gluckhaus game running throughout the day. Whoever ends the day with the most baubles (whether hard earned, conned, or begged) will be declared the winner. Other contests and games of fun and merriment include the most foolish hat contest, best use of motley, best foolish subtlety Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

[ATL] Feast of St. Andrew

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Come on down to Tear Sea's Shore for a day of fighting, fun and feasting for the annual Feast of St. Andrew. This will be a lovely little event to celebrate the holiday season and what better way then to spend it with friends.

Martial Activities: For the martially inclined, there will be the traditional Great Weapons and Mass weapons tourney. The marshal tells me a bear pit tourney will follow to make sure everyone has enough fighting for their tastes. A Round Robin tourney will tempt the rapier fighters on this glorious day. Location:
Canton of Tear-Sea's Shore (Cordesville, South Carolina)

Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise on display at the Met

"The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 13.

[LOC] Border War X

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We, the Populace of that Beauteous Shire of Bordescros, do intend to Celebrate our Tenth Anniversary in such a Grand Fashion that the Denizens of Lochac and all the Kingdoms of the Known World will remember the Festivities and Prayse them until the ending of all things.

For that that shall be, this coming February 22nd to the 24th (AS 42 / AD 2008), we, the Officers and Populace of the Shire of Bordescros, Location:
Shire of Bordescros (Tangambalanga, Victoria)

[ANS] Regional Fighter Practice

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Several months back in the Barony of Bryn Gwlad, we held a regional fighter practice with great success. Fighters from at least 3 regions of Ansteorra attended. We had fantastic fighting all day long, and a great time sharing libations and stories that evening. Well, it's time to do it again!

On December 1st in the DFW metroplex of the central region we're holding another practice and we'd like to invite anyone not attending an event that weekend to join us. This practice is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will run until at least 4 p.m. Centurion Hrafn has secured a pavillion at Bob Eden park in Euless, TX. 901 Mid-Cities Blvd West, Euless, Texas 76039. Location:
Barony of Bryn Gwlad (Euless, Texas)

2008 International Mead Festival

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The International Mead Festival (an event through the International Mead Association) is the worlds' largest and most prestigious mead competition and festival. This event hosts both a public tasting of commercial meads and a private judging of commercial and homemade mead entries.

When: Friday February 8 - Saturday February 9, 2008 Since Mead is 'the Drink of Love' then what better weekend than Valentines weekend?! Location:
Denver, Colorado

Roman Conventus

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Roman Conventus is a gathering for Roman enthusiasts (NR, SCA, SVR, Legio, civis) to be held in Birmingham, AL on Sat., Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. This event is being organized by members of Nova Roma for anyone who would be interested in attending--military, civilian, cultores deorum, et cetera.

It is a wonderful opportunity for networking and getting to know other "Romans" from different Location:
Nova Roma (Birmingham, Alabama)

[ATL] Kingdom Twelfth Night

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It is with great pleasure that the Canton of Salesberie Glen, in the Barony of Sacred Stone, invites the esteemed populace of Atlantia to the Twelfth Night celebrations of Their Royal Majesties, Logan Ebonwoulfe and Rowan Berran McDowell.

Date: January 12, 2008
Hosting group: Canton of Salesberie Glen
Cost: $15.00 Adult Member, $5.00 children 6-12. - children 5 and under are guests of the Canton Location:
Canton of Salesberie Glen (Salisbury North Carolina)

Who art on first?

Actors David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz offer their own unique interpretation of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine a la Shakespeare in a video clip on YouTube.

Viking symposium in Melbourne, November 24, 2007

On November 24, 2007, the University of Melbourne in Victoria will present Vikings and Their Enemies: A Symposium from 9.45am - 5.30pm at the Wood Theatre.

November 12th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2007

[ATL] Ice Castles

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It is time once again to journey to the North and visit Ice Castles to enjoy the traditional martial competition and marvel at the glorious riches created by the artisans of our fair Kingdom.

Site Location:
Bland County High School
31 Rocket Drive
Bland, Virginia 24315

Heavy Combat
We will be returning to the traditional 3-man team tourney. Contact Lord Eogan at kerrowien@yahoo.com with questions. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Bland, Virginia)

Seraphina Moslovska joins Order of the Pelican

Brian O'hUilliam reports that Their Majesties Ulsted and Ebergardis of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have chosen to elevate Seraphina Moslovska to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation took place at the Ursae-Lyons event in the Barony of Bjornsborg.

New Calon Scrolls issue offers costuming theme

The latest issue of Calontir's arts and sciences newsletter, the Calon Scrolls, is available online and features the theme "Clothing and Clothing Accessories."

AEthelmearc Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Alaxandair offers an album of over 200 photos from the recent Fall 2007 Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

November 11th

Phineas Magollricke elevated to Pelican in Atenveldt

Lady Caissene ingen Scandlain reports that Lord Phineas Magollricke has been elevated to the Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Anton and Isabeau, new Calontir Heirs

Sir Anton Cwith, inspired by Lady Isabeau De Beauxyeux, was the victor of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir. (photos)

Mona Lisa's eyebrows

A new exhibition, "Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed," uses technology to unlock questions that have plagued art historians for generations, including, "What happened to the lady's eyebrows?"

Roman Copenhagen

Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.

November 10th

Seawinds Defender photos

Lady Dyrfinna of Seawinds has posted an album of photos from the recent Seawinds Defender event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Lady Cécile de Brétigny Receives Laurel in Atenveldt

At Coronation on November 3, 2007, Their Royal Majesties of Atenveldt, Morgan and Livia, asked Lady Cécile de Brétigny for the answer to the question They had posed to her a week earlier: whether she would accept elevation to the Order of the Laurel from Their hands. Cécile accepted and was inducted into the Order.

Illuminated manuscripts at Phoenix Art Museum

Lady Sigrid Finnsdottir reports that the Phoenix Art Museum will host three exhibits dealing with illuminated manuscripts from December 11, 2007 until March 9, 2008.

Swordmaking exhibit in Worcester, Massachusetts through December 2007

The George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts will host The Cutting Edge: Modern Metallography and the Ancient Secrets of Swordmaking October 23 through December 20, 2007.

November 9th

Medieval journal articles online through November 2007

Mette reports that SAGE Publications, publisher of The Medieval History Journal, will provide free access to its database until November 30, 2007.

Gleann Abhann Crown List announced

Their Majesties Uther and Kenna, King and Queen of Gleann Abhann, have announced the names of the combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tourney. The names have been posted on the Legio Draconis website.