Archive - 2007

February 15th

Sapphire Joust VIII

The event will be held at Tom Scott Park in Amelia County. Alcohol is permitted. This event will be run liken to Pennsic: i.e. A camping event with tents and pavilions in which all activities will take place. There will be shower area provided, but there is no ability to run water to all private camps.


  • Armored Fighting
  • Rapier
  • Archery
  • Thrown Weapons
  • A&S Displays and Competitions Location:
    Barony of Caer Mear (Amelia Court House, Virginia)

Baronial Investiture Anniversary II: A Storm is Brewing

The Holy Days are now long gone and we are approaching the celebrations of the Spring Equinox. Lady Winter's grasp on the land is failing and the Great River has already started to break her clutch.

During the rough months of the Northern Shores' Winter, it has not been unheard of that L'Ile du Dragon Dormant would not get news or messengers from the Havre des Glaces, as the inns are few and far between. This year Location:
Barony of L'ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal, Quebec)

Middle Eastern Potluck and Dance Party

Greetings! Please join me in Dragonsspine on Saturday, February 24th to rid yourself of the winter doldrums. Bask in the warmth of good friends, stuff your mouth and belly with delicious food, share your best "No ****, there I was . . . " Estrella War stories, and dance and drum to your hearts content.

There is no site fee but please bring food to share for the potluck feast (Middle Eastern / Mediterranean food is suggested, but any and all fare is Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Heraldic Collegium

Once again it is time to gear up for the tourney season and we invite any and all of you who have an interest in voice heraldry to come out and join us.

The topics included will cover: Pronouncing Names, Calling fights on the field with Field Practicum, Roundtable on Philosophy/History/Little Things, How to Arrange Court, Timing Court, Basic Faking a Ceremony, Court Practicum. There should be lots here for the beginner all the way to the expert herald. There was a great turnout for the January meeting at 12th Night and we hope to see you all the next day in Berkeley and the monthly meeting as well as at this fun-packed Collegium. Location:
West Kingdom College of Heralds (Suisun City, California)

Viscount Niklos Aurelius Luctator vigiled in Northshield

His Majesty Siegfried of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced that He and His Queen Gwyneth have placed Viscount Niklos Aurelius Luctator on vigil for entry into the Order of the Chivalry.

AEthelmearc Spring Coronation

Unto the populace of the glorious Kingdom of Æthelmearc we invite all to come to the Incipient Shire of Riversedge sponsored by the Shire of Stormsport for the Coronation of Rurik and Angelik, and celebrate the legacy of King Christopher and Queen Morgen.

The coronation will be held on April 14th 2007 at Seton Catholic School, 385 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335. The site will open at 9am and will close Location:
Incipient Shire of Riversedge (Meadville, Pennsylvania)

A Day of Game(s)

The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn extends an invitation to one and all to visit us for a day of game(s). There will be a variety of medieval board games for all to learn and play including the wee ones. There will be heavy fighting, boffers, and fencing (if we get a marshal). Also there will be some game to eat! Heavy fighting will take place at our wonderful indoor location, though the marshal might move some activities outdoors, weather permitting. There will be children's activities, dancing for all and a prize for whomever plays the most different games during the day (fighting/fencing does count)! Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Spend a day in Pompeii

From June 27, 2007 until January 6, 2008, visitors to the Science Museum of Minnesota are invited to spend "A Day in Pompeii." The exhibit extolls "the rich culture, spirituality, and day-to-day customs of the people of ancient Pompeii."

New Compleat Anachronist editor seeks submissions

Tonwen ferch Gruffudd Aur, (Rae Hadley), the newly-named editor for the Compleat Anachronist, is looking for writers, illustrators and reviewers for the publication.

Stickfighting in the Park

The Houston Stickfighting Association will be at it again for the first of quarterly scheduled combative events featuring martial artists of all "stick-based" fighting styles and NOT LIMITED TO, the Filipino MA systems, but also open to Japanese, Okinawan, Chinese, Thai also including European-style MAists.

[SCAtoday Note: This is not an SCA event, although SCA folk are welcome.]

Oyster Creek Park (Houston area, Texas)

"Filum Aureum" offers articles on Islamic knitting

The Winter 2006 issue of Filum Aureum, the newsletter for the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild, is devoted to the study of Islamic knitting.

February 14th

1607 flood in Wales and England studied by scientists at Newport forum

One of the worst natural disasters to ever hit Great Britain occurred 400 years ago last month. On January 30, 1607, a storm flooded over 200 square miles of south Wales and southwest England. Now a risk management company is looking at the modern costs of recovery from such a storm.

New exhibition of drawings at the Getty

"Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through May 20.

"Murder at the War" author interviewed

Author and SCA member Mary Kuhfeld, creator of Murder at the War and the Sister Frevisse mysteries (written under the names of Mary Monica Pulver and Margaret Frazier), was interviewed recently by David Gustafson of the Star Tribune.

The Shakespeare Character Test

The OK Cupid website has a Shakespeare character quiz to determine if you are "a tragic hero, a hopeless romantic, a comedian, or a villain."

February 13th

Viking Vinter Vunderland IX

Greetings to all and singular! Gone-a-Viking lately? Why not?! Well here is your chance to make up for lost time! Viking Vinter Vunderland, that crazy, hilarious and silly event is back to cause havoc in the Outlands once again!

Welcome to the event that has no schedule, that has prizes that you fight over to not win and food to fill the belly of even Erik the Red. No matter the weather, no matter the temperature; we will still be out fighting away and warming ourselves with the company of one's friends. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Snowed Inn photos

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Snowed Inn event on the Two Ravens website.

Wake for Rhiannan Lowery (mka Cindy Bonner)

Baron Wylowen of Stuarts Og Dunniwey of the West Kingdom has announced that a wake will be held in celebration of the life of his lady wife, Baroness Rhiannan Lowery, who passed away January 13, 2007. The wake will take place on February 24, 2007 in Cameron Park, California.

MIT OpenCourseWare offers free courses for interested SCAdians

Lady Merouda Pendray of the Kingdom of Northshield has discovered a website which provides "college level course work available for free for use by teachers, other professionals, and self-directed learners."

February 12th

Knitting at the V&A

London's Victoria and Albert Museum has revamped its webpage regarding the craft of knitting with links to its historic collection of knitted goods, patterns, children's patterns and booklists.

Arts & Archery

The Baron and Baroness of Lyondemere invite all archers and artisans of the Kingdom of Caid to their fair shores for a tournament like no other. On this day, there shall be no tournaments of swordsmanship, but a plethora of events designed to showcase the arts and archery.

Arts Competition
The winner of the day must have at least three entries, at least one entry in an Art and one in an Archery category. The Baronial Championship will not be counted as an entry. The winner Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Los Angeles, California)

Living History Conference and Trade Show

The Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada is proud to announce that after a one year hiatus the Living History Conference and Trade Show will be returning to the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel in Toronto, Ontario on March 2nd and 3rd 2007.

The schedule is similar to the 2005 conference with a pub social on Friday night including period music, period games, a history trivia contest as well as a great evening to reacquaint yourself with old and hopefully meet some new friends. Saturday will feature our key note speaker Rick Green and 20 seminars to choose from being led by your fellow friends and peers on various historical topics covering times periods from the French & Indian War to World War I. Saturday evening will once again feature a period dinner and ball with period music and entertainment. Location:
Toronto, Ontario

Caid Crown Tourney

Unto the populace of Caid does the Barony of Starkhafn send greetings and happy tidings. We are honored to have been chosen to host Spring Crown Tournament, and would be honored further by your company at the celebration of TRM Edric and Faizeh, Their Heirs and Caid! Please come enjoy the hospitality that is Starkhafn and the camaraderie of friends in the wondrous desert.

Nevada State Museum & Historical Society Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Tara Brooch: a national treasure

Writing for Now Online, Michelle Lynch looks at the famous Tara Brooch, one of the great treasures in the National Museum of Ireland that "makes the heart sing."

A history of the bra

An article in Pravda chronicles the history of the brassiere from ancient Cretan underbodice to the Wonderbra.

New Knight in Drachenwald

Friday, 2 February, Baron Pehr and Baroness Mór of Aarnimetsä, charged to do so by König Maximillan and Königin Margerite, sent Lord Siegfried Hrodulf on his vigil at the Midwinter Feast in the Canton of Unikankare.

February 11th

Viking Discovery Programme offering courses

Viking archaeologist Dan Carlsson reports that the Viking Discovery Programme is now accepting applications for field courses to take place during the summer of 2007. The courses will include excavations at the Viking Port of trade at Frojel.

Long-time Boston-area SCAdian featured in article

Cassandra Boell von Bayer has been part of the SCA for about 29 years and has gained repute for her skill in costuming and small animal husbandry. A recent article in The Bolton Common profiles her SCA life.

Globe Theatre: a new look

The producers of Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., have turned over the famous building to the imaginations of five architects with the command to modernize the building.

Emperor Hadrian slept here!

Producers of the BBC's Timewatch program are hoping to prove that the Roman emperor Hadrian once stayed near his stone creation. This summer, archaeologists will dig along Hadrian's Wall looking for evidence of why the wall was built and where the Emperor might have stayed.