Archive - Sep 2007

September 20th

[WES] La Prova Dura

Harken, the call once again resounds from the dry expanse of Cynagua to the far reaches of the Known World. Send us your most valiant warriors and their inspirational consorts for three days of fighting, revelry, and pageantry. On the list field, each fighter takes on all comers until only the best remains standing. From the sidelines, the grace and beauty of the consorts inspires the combatants to unsurpassed feats of chivalry and valor. La Prova Dura celebrates the best of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Location:
Shire of Canale (Tres Pinos, California)

[LOC] Canterbury Faire

Imagine the scene: 150 or more gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies. Flocks of charming children run errands when not playing on the lush green grass. A short walk away there is singing beside the waterhole and splashing in the cool deep waters. A hedgehog snuffles idly by. Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)

[MID] Fox Hunt III

The Incipient Shire of Foxvale, sponsored by the Shire of Rokkehealden, is proud to present Fox Hunt III September 22nd, 2007

Join us at the Kendall County Fair Grounds in Yorkville, IL on September 22, 2007 for our third annual Fox Hunt.

Heavy Combat:
The Fox Hunt:
A timed tournament with Hunters bagging as many Foxes as they can in the allotted time while the Foxes will fend off as many Hunters as they can. There will be two victors, the most successful Hunter and the slyest Fox. Location:
Incipient Shire of Foxvale (Yorkville, Ilinois)

[MID] Inferno; or To Hell in a Handbasket

Join the Shire of Mynydd Seren for a day of fighting and arts, in Hell. November 3rd, 2007

Site Opens: 10:00am
Site Closes: 10:30pm

Monroe County Fairgrounds Community Center, 5700 Airport Road, Bloomington, IN 47403

Rapier: A tournament, which will require combatants to travel through the nine circles of hell, is being planned. More information to be posted here as it becomes available. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Seren (Bloomington, Indiana)

[OUT] Al-Barran Day of A&S

The time is near for Her Excellency Monika the Fair, Baroness of al-Barran, to choose a new Arts and Sciences Champion for the mighty barony of al-Barran!! Prepare your greatest works of art! Come show one and all the fierce number of talented artisans we have here in al-Barran!

Documentation is not required but is encouraged to improve your chances. Be Fun and Creative when preparing your display for Her Excellency Monika. The only requirement for entry into the competition is a current paid subscription to the Baronial Shaft. The subscription and list for entry will be open from 9am until 11am. Judging will begin at 11am.Albarran Day of A&S and A&S champion Competition Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[WES] Feast of Long Nights X

Join the Northernmost branch of the SCA, in the darkness which comes with the territory and with the New Moon, for the Tenth annual Feast of Long Nights!

We're planning a long Saturday afternoon and evening of reveling, games and feasting.

The event theme will be a Country Feast and our Tenth Year. Wear your most comfortable garb! Contact the event host if you need to borrow clothes!

Canton Ynys Taltraeth (Kotzebue, Alaska)

[ART] Artemisia Crown Tourney

The burgeoning Shire of Arrows' Flight will host Crown Tourney on October 13, 2007, at the beautiful and renowned Castle Amphitheater at the Utah State Hospital.

If you wish to compete in Crown Tourney, letters of intent must be sent to HRH Gareth no later than September 15 (hard copies please). Please include a letter of intent and an entrant form (available on the kingdom website). Their Highnesses have also requested that each entrant and consort have a heraldic banner to display their device during the tourney. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (Provo, Utah)

Sir Ian McKellen stars in "King Lear"

Sir Ian McKellen, known for his role of Gandolf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will take on a new role when he appears as the title character in Shakespeare's King Lear.

[WES]Rivenoak Championship Tourney

Games, Glory, and Goodies! Down in the dumps because you didn't get enough fighting at Mists/Cynagua War? Ready to hang out with friends, but depressed because you have to wait for Crown? Then rejoice, because the Rivenoak has come to save you! It's time, after all, to select new champions!

There will be heavy tournament fighting, rapier fighting, melees (of course), games in and out of armor, and merriment (you Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Chico California)

[MID]Red Dragon

The March of Tirenwydd presents RED DRAGON

September 21, 22, 23, 2007

The lovely Camp Mary Orton near Columbus, Ohio. North on US 23, just North of the 23, 270, 71 interchange. Site is on the left as you come from the South.

Dancing, Fencing, Feasting, Heavy Weapons, A & S, Archery, Thrown Weapons

There is CAMPING THIS YEAR! Troll will open after 4 PM on the 21st. Troll will close at 9 PM the 21st and reopen at 9 AM on the 22nd. Campers should be packed and ready to go by 10 AM on the 23rd. Site is discreetly damp. Heated showers and restrooms are available on the site in the indoor activities building. The ropes course is ABSOLUTELY OFF LIMITS TO EVERYONE. Violators will be immediately removed from the site. Merchants, there are no table fees (site only), so join us for a great weekend. Location:
March of Tirnewydd (Columbus, Ohio)

[MER]Northern Cavalry Practice

Greetings Riders of Merdies, Just a friendly reminder, the Northern Cavalry Practice will be held Saturday September 29, 2007 in Mentone Alabama.

We have well trained rentals available for $10 you get a horse for the day, for any level of rider from first timers to the more experienced. If you are interested in attending the practice please e-mail me off list (logansilveraxe @ so I can make arrangements for the horses. Location:
Mentone, Alabama

"Hornblower" props to go on the block

Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.

[EAS]East Kingdom Coronation

The Barony of Bhakail, with the kind cooperation of the Shire of Caer Adamant, will host the Coronation of Their Royal Highnesses Andreas & Gabriella.

Initial planned activities for the day currently include a tournament, the details for the tournament may be found below, and an A&S exhibit which, to honor the day, will have a Germanic theme. Dance will be taught and led by Arglwydd Dafydd Cyhoeddwyr with music provided by the Bhakaili Branslers. Location:
Barony of Bhakail (New Castle, Delaware)

[GLE]Quest for the Holy Pail 3

The Shire of Rook’s Haven Presents: Quest for the Holy Pail 3: Seekers of the Pail November 9th- 11th, 2007 The Little Creek Ranch, Glen Ms

Come and enjoy the Friday night Black Knight (great sword only), the Grand Pail and Rapier Tourneys. Enjoy live weapons and archery. Come take a class or two. Let your young ones enjoy the kid’s activities. Please check our web site for more information. Location:
Shire of Rook’s Haven (Glen Mississippi)

AEthelmearc Fall Coronation Photos

THL Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted photos of AEthelmearc's Fall 2007 Coronation.

Combatants for Northshield Crown Tourney announced

Their Majesties Hagan and Eilis of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the list of combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament which will take place October 13, 2007 in Noiregarde (Lead, South Dakota).

September 19th

SCAdian to present lectures on Tudor history

The Cumberland Times-News reports that SCA member Ellen McDaniel-Weissler will present a course entitled English Tudor Dynasty History, The Wars of the Roses to Elizabeth I for the CE Institute for Community Services at Allegheny College of Maryland.

Viking ship resurfaces under UK pub.

A team from Nottingham University's archaeology department believes it has rediscovered the remains of an intact Viking boat under a Merseyside pub.

[ANT]Kingdom of An Tir Twelfth Night

Their Majesties of An Tir invite one and all to join Them in celebrating this most glorious of holidays, Twelfth Night hosted by the beautiful Barony of lion's Gate January 11-13, 2008.

Event & Site Information
Aston Pacific Inn Resort Hotel & Conference Centre
1160 King George Highway
White Rock/South Surrey, BC, Canada

Check-in begins at 3pm, Friday Jan. 11, 2008. Location:
Barony of Lion's Gate (White Rock, British Columbia)

[ANS]Tourney by the Loch

Their Serpentine Excellencies, William and Katya, Lord and Lady Loch Soilleir, invite everyone to a day of melees and artistry. In addition to challenging small unit Chivalric and Rapier melees, the Barony of Loch Soilleir will also be holding its A&S, Bardic, Dance, Youth A&S, and Youth Rapier Championships.

October 12-14, 2007

Martial Melees, Challenging Championships, Fabulous Food, Ample Tree-Shaded Camping and Location:
Barony of Loch Soilleir (Hockley, Texas)

[WES]Mists Fall Coronet

It is time once again to choose the new heirs for our fair principality. We will have a full schedule of events all weekend long. Listed below is just a sample of what is in story for you.

For more details please go the Principality website and get the latest information.

Principality of the Mists (Napa, California)

[AET]Fasching with AEthelmearc Fall AEcademy

The Barony of Endless Hills invites you to join us as we celebrate the Carnival of Fasching, the German beginning of the fifth season (Holiday Season). We are pleased to include AEthelmearc's Fall AEcademy. This grand celebration will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Rectory St. Patrick's Church (Parish Center), 521 Northumberland Street, White Haven, PA 18661. Event hours are 9am until 9pm. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (White Haven, Pennsylvania)

Falling Leaves

You are invited to join the borough of Felding at our annual Falling Leaves event on Saturday, October 20th, 2007.

Tentatively planned daytime activities include fencing, thrown weapons and hurley. Please note our new outdoor location of Severance Green (directions below). Merchants are welcome, but are requested to please contact the autocrat in advance. A few tables will be available, but outdoor seating will be very limited, so please bring chairs or blankets Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

Huntsman’s Harvest

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents: The Huntsman’s Harvest Saturday, October 13, 2007

Germania Hunting and Fishing Club
4240 Trinity Church Rd.
Binbrook, ON
L0R 1C0

Site opens 10 a.m., Closes at Midnight

Event Stewards: Seigneur Baudouin de Domrémy and Lady Alana Greywood

Adult - $7, Child (12 years and under) $4, Location:
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Binbrook, Ontario)

Remembering the Templars

Remembering the Templars: 700 years of History and Myth, as this event is called, takes a look at the trial, dissolution and the subsequent mythology of the Knights Templar. This all day event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the California University of Pennsylvania main campus.

Malcolm Barber, University of Reading, will give a key Location:
California University (Borough of California, Pennsylvania)

SCA President releases statement regarding insurance

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has issued an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors regarding insurance coverage affected by two civil lawsuits against the SCA.

Ramshaven Baronial Investiture photos online

Konrad and Alyce, recently Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Ramshaven in Ealdormere, report that photos from their last baronial court and the investiture of Kolbjorn and Wencenedl as the new Baron and Baroness are now online.

17th century toys found in Leicestershire

The discovery of a hidden stairway in Market Harborough parish church in 1988 has led to unearthing of one of the most important collections of post-medieval street toys in English history. (photos)

September 18th

Robin Netherton/Laurellen de Brandevin Lecture Weekend

Costume researchers Robin Netherton and Laurellen de Brandevin (mka Tammy Dupuis) will visit Eugene, Oregon for a lecture and discussion seminar the weekend of October 20-21, 2007.

Weta Tenzan Chainmaille

Fred Tang of Tenzan Production and the Weta Workshop have collaborated to create a new process for the lightweight chainmail used in such films as Lord of the Rings and Kingdom of Heaven.