Archive - 2007

November 27th

Darkon - the Movie

It's a dark time in the fantasy world of Darkon. Follow the adventures of a group of live-action role-players from Baltimore, Maryland as documented in the new film Darkon

Sir Cormac Lawless O´Toole new Prince of Nordmark

Her Highness Jovi Torstensdottir, Crown Princess of Drachenwald, reports that Sir Cormac Lawless O´Toole was the winner of the recent Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Nordmark (Sweden).

November 26th

"History of Holidays" on the History Channel website

The History Channel has created a website with interactive links covering the history of all the major holidays on the calendar.

Britain's top ten stupid laws

A recent survey taken in Great Britain determines the country's ten most obsolete - or downright stupid - laws. Included was the one that prohibits the eating of mince pies on Christmas Day, and several that date from the Middle Ages.

Position Opening - Society Copyright Deputy

Society Chronicler is currently accepting applications for the position of Society Copyright Deputy. This is an unpaid position normally requiring less than 5 hours per week.

Outlands Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Lady Geillis has posted a large album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

November 25th

Galante Preziosen der Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis

Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich (Bavaria/Germany).

Atenveldt Coronation photos online

Baroness Ianuk of Tir Ysgithr has posted a series of photo albums from the recent Coronation of Eduard and Asa in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

"The Other Boleyn Girl" to premiere in February 2008

A trailer for the new Tudor romance, The Other Boleyn Girl is now available to view online. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres February 29, 2008.

Archaeologists investigate medieval disaster

British archaeologists are digging through centuries of rubble to search for clues to a medieval disaster: the burning of Mansfield Woodhouse and its church in 1304.

November 24th

Musical notes encoded in Da Vinci's Last Supper?

Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.

Volunteers needed for International Mead Festival

The 2008 International Mead Festival will be held February 8-9, 2008 in Denver, Colorado, and volunteers are needed for jobs such as ticket-taking, judging etc. Pay? No formal pay, but you might get free mead!

Ymanya Murray elevated to Laurel in the Outlands

Mistress Bennet Murray reports that Ymanya Murray has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Dark Ages bright spot in Tuscon, Arizona

About 100 SCAdians gathered in Tuscon's Himmel Park for the Dragon's Hoard Annual Festival of Monsters, a fundraiser for the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, where they interacted with some of the locals. Jeffry Scott of the Arizona Daily Star has the story. (photos)

November 23rd

Great Hall of the Old Deanery for sale in England

A 13th century medieval hall, located in the Salisbury Cathedral Close in England is up for sale. Originally built as a residence for 60 deans, the building was completely restored in 1963 and has been available as a venue for rent.

Infant mortality research abstract online

The News for Medievalists blog reports that a research paper dealing with the topic of infant mortality has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology

William and Onora Heirs in Gleann Abhann

HE Baroness Alina nic an Bhaird reports that Their Excellencies Viscount Sir William fitz Hugh de Cambria and Viscountess Onora inghean mhic Cathain are the new Prince and Princess of Gleann Abhann.

Eirik Andersen's photos from Ealdormere Crown Tournament

Eirik Andersen has posted his photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

Dane Hunter Monthony born in Northshield

Viscount Aubrey Swyftwater has announced the birth of a son, Dane Hunter Monthony, to Lady Rosalia and himself in the Kingdom of Northshield.

November 22nd

Office warrior weapons

Just in time for the holidays: "High quality, durable, foam latex weapons. They look real and can deliver a sweet beat down!" (video)

Photos from Atenveldt's Champions' Tourney

Simon and Magdalen of the Kingdom of Atenveldt share photos from the Champions' Tourney which took place at Coronation on November 3-4, 2007 in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Royal baby in Ealdormere

Their Royal Highnesses Rustique and Aaron of the Kingdom of Ealdormere are the proud parents of a baby boy.

Plimoth Plantation embroidery blog

A daily blog by members of the Plimoth Plantation's (Massachusetts) embroiders' guild shares notes and progress on a variety of early 17th century projects including the current one: an embroidered jacket.

Gilyan Clonmacnoise to be elevated to Pelican at Ansteorra Coronation

Jean Paul de Sens reports that THL Gilyan Clonmacnoise has been offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the kingdom of Ansteorra.

November 21st

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."