Archive - 2007

March 19th

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

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The Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2007 will be held in the Barony of Lyondemere, Kingdom of Caid, in the Crowne Plaza Hotel a few blocks from LAX airport. There was so much to do, we couldn't cram it all into one weekend. The dates are Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, 2007. The event cost is $30 per person until April 1, $35 April 2 through May 15, and $40 May 16 thereafter and at the door. The additional fee for the banquet is $25 until May 15, $30 thereafter (vegetarian selection available, let us know when you send in your reservation). Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Los Angeles, California)

Blackwater Hunt

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Come one, come all to the first ever Blackwater Hunt! On September 22, the Shire of Blackwater will hold the first annual Blackwater Hunt at Rock City Part in Olean, NY. The day will be filled with all things hunting archery, thrown weapons, atl-atl.

After a sideboard lunch (plenty of picnic space) the truly brave will depart on a dangerous boar hunt among the rocks! Evening will feature a feast, baric circle and dance it is discreetly damp... The site is partially handicapped accessible. Watch the next AEstel for more information! Contact the Autocrat Lord Nugg (mka Russell Chamberlain) at lordnugg@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns. If you would like to teach a hunt related class or help martial archery. Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Fool's Revel

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Fools rush in, Fools rush out…but not fast enough it seems! Come join us in the foolish revelry of the coming spring on Saturday April 14th. Help us choose the new reigning Fool of Winter’s Gate; celebrate our fighter’s prowess as they compete for the title of Champion of the College of St. Boniface; eat, drink and be merry!

Activities include a competition for Silliest Garb (use any materials but Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Lochac May Crown Tourney

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Princes to act, monarchs to behold the swelling scene! Imagine, a grand field, surrounded by the pavilions of the greatest nobles of the realm. Pennants snap in the breeze as the heralds call gracious ladies clad in the finest of velvets and brocades to bear witness to the swirling clash of arms!

A glorious day indeed! Harken now to the hall, lanterns and candles throwing soft light on the many banners. The steward ushers the servers forward, their tray piled high with the finest produce and game in the Kingdom. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Canberra, Australia)

Daffodil Tournament

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On the 24th of March AS 41 (2007) in the Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC), the populace will gather to celebrate 30 years of the Defender's of Seagirt.

We will celebrate and remember the great times from the first official days of the Shire of Seagirt in the Principality of An Tir, in the Kingdom of the West in 1977 through into the present day Barony of Seagirt in the Principality of Tir Righ, in the Kingdom of An Tir. Location:
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, British Columbia)

Forward into the Past XVII

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Since 1990, the Kitchener-Waterloo branch (Bryniau Tywynnog) of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) has presented a day of classes exemplifying the best of the Middle Ages. Over the years, several other groups such as the Dark Ages Recreation Company, Regia, and AEMMA have joined the SCA in making this an exciting and educational event. FITP is a non-profit event with any profit going to the local chapter of the SCA (a non-profit group). The local chapter also covers the losses in the years where FITP loses money. Location:
Bryniau Tywynnog (Kitchener, Ontario)

Mists/Cynagua War

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Welcome one and all to the glorious battle between the Mists and Cynagua! This two day camping event will include a joint party and BBQ by the large fire pit on Saturday night! Anne Serre will be roasting a whole pig!

Ed Levin Park, Milpitas, CA

This will be a two day camping event! We strongly encourage everyone who can camp, please do so!

Site Fees: $5 per person

How to Get There Location:
Principality of the Mists (Milpitas, California)

Viking Ship Replica on Endangered List

A replica of the Gokstad Viking ship, built in Norway and sailed across the Atlantic to be exhibited in the 1896 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, has been listed as an Endangered Historic Site by a landmarks commission in Illinois.

Photos from Ealdormere's A&S Practicum

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos taken at the recent A&S Practicum in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

March 18th

Atlantia Kingdom A&S photos online

Tannis of Tir-y-Don has posted photos from the Kingdom A&S Faire which took place recently in Atlantia.

Roman village discovered in Wiltshire

Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, England may contain more than a Neolithic mound. It may also be the site of a first century Roman village. "English Heritage geophysicist Dr Neil Linford said: 'We are really excited by this discovery because we had no idea that a Roman village of such a size lay this close to Silbury Hill.'"

Bladerunner Chieftain Passes in Gleann Abhann

Vallaulfr Rurikson offers a poetic tribute to recently-fallen THL Edgar Finn, Chieftain of the Bladerunners from Gleann Abhann.

March 17th

Outlands Crown Tourney photos online

Ryan, Webminister for the Barony of al-Barran in the Kingdom of the Outlands has announced that Ailish has posted her photos from the recent Crown Tournament.

1500-year-old Saxon burial promises more discoveries to come

Archaeologists working at a recreational site near Oakington, England have discovered a 1500-year-old Saxon burial. They believe there is also evidence of a settlement.

Drinking songs for the Roman "Apres Slaying Party"

What if...after the Roman senators had killed Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, they had a blow-out party, complete with Roman drinking songs? Robert Krulwich speculated on NPR's March 15, 2007 Morning Edition program.

Estrella War video footage online

CujoSR has posted a brief video of one of the battles at Estrella War XXIII on YouTube.

March 16th

Baroness Alexandra dei Campagnella placed on Pelican vigil

Baroness Alexandra dei Campagnella was recently invited into the Order of the Pelican by Her Majesty Brigh of the Middle Kingdom, at the Candlemas Tourney at the Shire of Dragonsmark on February 24th XLII A.S.

SCA heraldic history found in the West Kingdom

Hirsch reports that Minutes from the Proceedings of the College of Heralds/Arms meeting of February, AS IV (1970) have recently surfaced in the West Kingdom. He believes that the minutes are from the second heralds' meeting of the SCA.

Thomas Whitehart to be featured on Weekend America

Caidan storyteller THL Thomas Whitehart, also known as True Thomas the Storyteller, will be featured in the Saturday March 17, 2007 edition of Public Radio's Weekend America. His segment will cover Irish lore and storytelling.

Lilies War

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We now bring you Kings vs Queens (or Queens vs Kings, we don't play favorites here)

June 8th, 2007 - June 17th, 2007

Prices:
Children under 5: Free
Children Members 5-17: $15
Children Nonmembers 5-17: $20
Adult Members: $30
Adult Nonmembers: $35
Family Cap: TBD
Royalty at Time of War: Free

Directions to site:
From Hwy. 169 North of Smithville: Location:
Kingdom of Calontir (Smithville, Missouri)

Ages of War: The Varangian Guard

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The Shires of Heraldshill and Silfren Mere are co-sponsoring Ages of War: The Varangian Guard, 25-28 May 2007 at the Charles City, IA, Fairgrounds.

Saxons and Vikings in Constantinople

Armored Combat, Archery, A&S Competition, Bardic Activities, Classes, Equestrian, Feasting, Inns, Inter-Kingdom Fund-raising, Siege Weapons, Thrown Weapons, Youth Activities

Floyd County Fairgrounds Location:
Shires of Heraldshill and Silfren Mere (Charles City, Iowa)

Photos from A Haire Affair

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva has posted photos from the storm-tossed Haire Affair in the Kingdom of Northshield.

March 15th

Live News Coverage from Rowany Festival

In the Kingdom of Lochac, Sveinn inn kyrri Grimsson has taken on the ambitious task of bringing news directly from the Rowany Festival to the Web. SCAtoday.net now features an hourly-updated news feed from the Rowany news web site.

Tyreden Mumby born in the Outlands

Lady Giovanna and Lord Hammar of the Kingdom of the Outlands proudly announce the birth of their son, Tyreden Mumby, March 7, 2007.

International Swordfighting & Martial Arts Convention

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Since 2000, one of the premier and oldest International conferences for the study of Historical Martial Arts,hosting accomplished and leading instructors from around the globe.

Detroit Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint
Hotel Sponsor

http://artofcombat.org/public/thespis/Convention/Schedule.htm Location:
Art of Combat, Inc.& New Dawn Duellists Society (Detroit, Michigan)

Fantastic Fairytale Fete

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Fantastic Fairytale Fete, sponsored by the Incipient Shire of Pavel Gorod (previously known as Pavlovsk Gavan) Saturday, March 31st at the Buskin River Beach House.

Fees: $15 ages 12 and up ($12 for members), $8 ages 6-11, 5 and under free. Off-island guests will be provided with crash space and transportation. Please confirm arrival/ departure dates and times as well as any classes you plan to teach asap to tamfogle@gci.net Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavel Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

Lady Mary Memorial Tournament

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Please join us for a full day of epic battles and arts. Tournaments will be held for Heavy Weapons, Youth Combat, Archery, Thrown Weapons and Fencing. List table is open at 10am – 11:30 am; Inspections will start at 10am sharp. All tournaments will commence after procession. There will be no authorizations due to the prestigious nature of the event. No mundane items visible with armor. The Sarnac Memorial Youth Combat Tournament will be a must see, as our youth combat in memory of our dear friend. Feel free to join in a dance, wander through the merchants or join in our A&S competition. A&S will be an Location:
Barony of Rising Waters (Fort Erie, Ontario)

Historic cooking seminar to be held at Virginia Tech

Chairman Cynthia D. Bertelsen has announced that a seminar on historic cooking in Virginia will be held April 20-21, 2007 at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The event is titled "From Jamestown to the Blue Ridge: Cooking up 400 Years of Culinary History in Virginia."

Edinburgh Dance Moot 2007 - Evening Ball Photos online

Margaret de May has posted photos from the recent Edinburgh Dance Moot 2007 - Evening Ball in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

March 14th

Art conservation series to be presented in Cleveland

Baroness Katarina Peregrine reports that the Intermuseum Conservation Association will present a free six-part program to "introduce the public to the field of conservation and the wide range of materials and information that conservators work with, while highlighting care and handling of personal artifacts and family heirlooms."