Archive - Apr 2007

April 30th

Sarah MacGregor to be elevated at Loch Bais' Birthday Bash

Master Erik of Telemark of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that THLady Sarah MacGregor will sit vigil June 23, 2007 in contemplation of her elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Popinjays Play Inaugurates Aviculture in the SCA

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 the Canton of Brokenbridge made history with the first Medieval Aviculture-themed event for the East Kingdom, if not the entire SCA: Popinjays Play in Brooklyn.

May 5 is National Homebrew Day

The Brewers Association would like to remind everyone that the first Saturday in May (May 5 in 2007) is National Homebrew Day, a chance to share recipes and celebrate by lifting a glass.

April 29th

Future Queen of AEthelmearc born

Christopher and Morgen, recently King and Queen of AEthelmearc, have announced that Their daughter, Josephine Helen Nesbit, was born April 19, 2007.

First Laurel Vigiled in Gleann Abhann

On Saturday, April 21, during the Coronation of Havordh II & Mary-Grace II in Gleann Abhann, HE Viscountess Marion Leoncina de Susa was ordered to contemplate being inducted into the Order of the Laurel at a future date to be determined. This will make her the first Laurel created by the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Rowany photos on Flickr

Andre de Montsegur has posted a number of albums of his photos from the 2007 Rowany Festival on the Flickr website.

April 28th

The Viking experiment

In the online version of Archaeology Magazine, Andrew Curry studies re-enactors who took part in the Viking Festival in Wolin, Poland by joining their game.

Atlantia A & S photos online

Iseulte has posted photos from the Kingdom A&S Competition which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Caid knights on cross-country quest

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that Duke Martin the Temperate and Earl Kipp Silverlock of the Kingdom of Caid are setting out May 1, 2007 on a cross-country bicycle trek.

Important announcement regarding notice of lawsuit

Hal Simon, the Chairman of the SCA Board of Directors, and Patrick Anderson, SCA President, have issued this announcement concerning pending litigation against the SCA.

April 27th

Cathead Theatre presents... Hamlet!

Naked Rabbit Productions asks "What would "Hamlet" look like if it were performed by cats?" Find out in this YouTube video clip.

Photos from Northshield Coronation

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Dandelion Festival VII

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Come one come all to the Annual Celebration of the Dandelion Saturday MAY 5th 2007

This year's festivities include, several raffles, a Treasure Hunt, a Tournament of Spring both Heavy and Rapier, the Dance of the Maypole, children's activities and too many other things to name.

A sumptuous Feast will be prepared by Lady Gudrun and her assistants. A lunch counter will be prepared by Lord Sven and Lady Kersteken. Location:
Stronghold of TorBrant (Pembroke, Ontario)

Feast of St. Pyre

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Drop your heavy burdens and travel to Logan, Utah to celebrate with the Shire of Côte du Ciel as we observe the feast day of our venerable and flammable patron, Saint Pyre. A source of warmth and light to those around him during his lifetime, and especially at the end of it, Saint Pyre's feast day is celebrated with mirth, merriment, and a distinct lack of seriousness.

The day's activities will include a heavy tournament, the traditional carrot-nosed melee, in which one lives only so long as one's carrot remains intact, a jovial round of light-hearted rapier activities, an A&S competition, and dancing. Location:
Shire of Côte du Ciel (Wellsville, Utah)

Farewell to Dungeons and Dragons designer Tom Moldvay

Tom Moldvay, one of the designers of the popular Dungeons and Dragons™ role-playing game, passed away earlier this week. Many people have been led to the SCA by previous experience in D&D.

Northshield Crown combatants announced

Their Majesties Hrodir and Giulia, King and Queen of Northshield, have announced the list of combatants and consort for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

April 26th

Alice's Restaurant SCA Library Movement 2007

Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, SCA librarian extraordinaire, challenges SCAdians everywhere to aid and promote one of the Society's best resources: the local library.

AEthelmearc Crown Tournament combatants announced

Countess Caryl Olesdatter, Seneschal for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts who plan to take part in the upcoming AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.

"Breathtaking" falconry demonstration at Battle Abbey

Reporters for the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer promise "breathtaking demonstrations of early Medieval falconry" on May 28, 2007 at England's Battle Abbey.

Viking Village VI

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Calling all Vikings! It's time once again to set up our Viking Village at the Annual Jamestown Scandinavian Folk Festival. The Scandinavian Studies Program of Jamestown, New York has invited us back for their Sixth Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival. We have been asked to set up an as authentic as possible Viking encampment. This year the festival director has expressed the desire for a larger SCA presence at the festival. We would love to have as many people as possible join us in this celebration of all things Viking. Location:
Shire of Heronter (Jamestown, New York)

Fortuna's Champion

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Once again, the Shire of Isengau holds the quest for Fortuna's Champion. This event deals with the subject of medieval games, practicing competitive gaming and playing. As before the winner will hold the honorary title of Fortunas Champion until the next quest. If you want to bring games just contact the event or reservations steward. The quest will start on Saturday at 10AM and will end at 6PM.

Location:
Shire of Isengau (Ambach, Germany)

Border Wars North War Faire

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To Arms! To Arms! There have been rumors of unrest and raids in the lands along Selviergard's northernmost borders! It has come time to march in defense of our lands! Sharpen your swords, make ready your armor! For on June the sixteenth we march North to the battlefield of Tolsona.

Tolsona Campground, Glennallen, AK
June 16 & 17, 2007

Not only fighters, but all of the populace are encouraged to come and Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Glennallen, Alaska)

Hunt for the Prize Part Dux

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It's all about Dux, Ducks and Deuces. (You'll have to come to the event to figure out what we mean.)

The Hunt for the Prize Part Dux
Gleann Abhann's Second Live Weapons Championships
June 1-3, 2007

King's Arrow Ranch (aka The Gulf Wars Site)
26 Kings Highway, Lumberton, MS

Their Majesties Havordh and Mary Grace will be choosing their:

  • Live Weapons Champion
  • Queen's Yeoman Location:
    Barony of Axemoor (Lumberton, Mississippi)

Crescent Guard's Atlantian Games

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The Crescent Guard Archery Company of The Barony of Bright Hills cordially invites all archers and like-minded folk of the Knowne World to join us for a weekend of non-stop archery! To encourage people to arrive early, the MiC, Lord Seamus McRay, will be running an evening critter shoot Friday night. Saturday will be a full day of exciting and challenging archery. Many of your favorite Bright Hills targets will once again make an appearance. Bring plenty of arrows - this will be a shooting-intensive event. Minimum arrows needed to complete all stations - 1 dozen. On Sunday, The Crescent Guard plans to run though the course again before breaking it down. Any hardy souls wishing to join us are welcome! Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Glen Arm, Maryland)

April 25th

West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes has once again created a wonderful album of SCA photos, this time from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

"Knights of the Little Woods"

The state of Maryland has a 200-year tradition of ring jousting, where riders compete to snare a small ring with a lance made of wood, but the sport has largely died out. Now ring jousting is making a comeback. Mary Battiata of the Washington Post has the story.

Border Raids

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Rumbles of discontent are being heard on the Northern Borders. It's once again time to sharpen your swords, feather your arrows and join their Meridien Majesties as they meet the forces of the Dragon Crown on the field at Border Raids.

June 22 thru 24, 2007
Camp Carlson, 9210 US Route 60, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Join us as the forces of Meridies and the Middle once again clash on the fields of Fort Carlson in Fort Knox Kentucky. We promise plenty of melees and more fighting than you can shake a stick at. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Fort Knox, Kentucky)

Winchester Pilgrimage II

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West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, and esquires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station, to join them in the second Winchester Pilgrimage.

The medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross are again the setting for the Winchester Pilgrimage, as we journey along the water meadows to Winchester Cathedral testing our knowledge of medieval saints, symbols, and Location:
West Dragoningshire (Winchester, England)

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday

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The East and the West have been discovering and rediscovering each other for centuries. Rome knew of strange peoples to the East they called Seres, the Silk People, who created the ethereal fabric favored by wealthy Roman women. Gold flowed from the Empire in rivers so Roman wives displayed more of their bodies then Roman husbands felt strictly necessary.

Surprisingly, the Roman Senate tried to ban silk on both moral and economic Location:
Barony of Sacred Stone (Booneville, North Carolina)

An Tir/West War

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THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS! AN TIR ONCE AGAIN SUFFERS FROM INCURSIONS FROM THE WEST, AND AN TIR WILL ANSWER WITH HER ARMIES! THE TIME HAS COME TO DEFEND OUR BORDERS AGAINST OUR FOES er friends?!

The site opens at 10am on June 29th for preregged and merchants and 1pm for everyone else. Gate fees are US$15 for adult members NMS applies to all adult nonmembers, and US$10 for those 12-17. US$5 Children 6-11 and 5 and Location:
Kingdom of An Tir (Gold Beach, Oregon)