Archive - 2007

January 28th

Middle Eastern University in Philadelphia: Call for Teachers

Mistress Deonora Ridenow is seeking instructors for the upcoming East Kingdom Middle Eastern University to be held March 3, 2007 in Philadelphia.

1500-year-old sword found in Taiwan

Archaeologists at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan, Taiwan, have discovered what they believe to be the country's oldest sword.

Pink city of Petra hopes to become 7th Wonder

Jordanians are hoping that their prized ancient city of Petra will be chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. Rediscovered in the 19th century, the city, built by the Nabateans, was last inhabited in the 8th century CE.

January 27th

Youth combat at Estrella War

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Deputy for Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXIII, has posted an announcement regarding Youth Combat at the upcoming Estrella War.

Mona Lisa Buried in Florence

Lisa del Giocondo, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, known to us as the Mona Lisa, may have been buried out of a convent in Florence after her death in 1542.

8th century ship found in Mediterranean Sea

An 8th century shipwreck, discovered off the coast of Dor, Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, is believed to be the only existing ship of its kind. Discovered over a decade ago, the wreck has been the subject of intensive study and carbon dating.

"Penfeathers" seeks young SCA authors

Yves de Fortanier, editor of Penfeathers, a quarterly periodical produced in the Kingdom of Meridies, is looking for material written by children in the SCA.

January 26th

Performers wanted for Estrella War

Are you going to Estrella War, and do you perform as a musician, entertainer, singer, storyteller, poet, juggler, or bard? If you said 'yes', then the Open Arms Bardic Hall invites you to come and perform at the stage located in Merchants row.

Armed and odorous

A blog-writer on the Sydney Morning Herald National website visits a fighter practice in the Barony of Rowany.

At the Sign of the Dancing Fox IX

description:
Brigitte once again issues her Dessert Challenge! Bring a dessert to enter into the competition.

Two Categories:

  • Foxes: They try to put one over on you. This is for the more fun oriented dessert submissions. Documentation is flexible.
  • Hedgehogs: They know everything there is to know about one important thing. This is for the more seriously period entries. Documentation must be authoritative. Location:
    Shire of Nordenhalle (Kingston, New York)

Son of Fool's Revel

description:
Look out! It's the Gauls! They are taking over Fool's Revel. Yes, it's all things Gaulish at the Revel this year. Time for a bit of Roman bashing and feasting on wild boar. There'll be the magic potion / super power Tourney for the fighters; a Worst Bard contest during feast; and in the spirit of looking for new Heralds, your Baronial Herald is sponsoring a Contest! Isabel de la Haye will bring a "ceremony" that will read by contestants COLD. Points will be awarded for Best Pronouncement (what you say) – Best Inflection (how you say it) – Best Projection (how well you make it heard) – and how enjoyable you make your spiel! Other contests include: Asterix & Obelix Jeopardy! (Brush up on your Gaulish facts and trivia!) And the A&S competition: best small box (under 12") in any mode. Location:
Selveirgard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Medieval Purim

description:
Come celebrate Purim with the good gentles of the Barony March of the Debatable Lands on Sunday, March 4 at the Branstetter-McCandless Castle, 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford PA, 15090. The site will open at noon and close at 8pm. There will be an all-day side-board of Jewish foods cooked by Mistress She'erah bat Shlomo from several cuisines (meal will be meat, non-dairy, and vegetarian-friendly). The site is wet. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)

St Valentine's Massacre Weekend

description:
Come one, come all for a day of lounging by the list field watching the Rapier Tournament, seeing who will become the next Baronial Rapier Champion, or just wandering through the markets enjoying a day in the sun. (Why not bring a picnic lunch?) Finish the day with a night of feasting, dancing and killing people! Join in the Assassins Game at the Ball and kill your friends your enemies, or even random walkers-by. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Philip ACT, Australia)

Latin and Greek are not dead

Cambridge Classics professor Mary Beard discusses the importance of the study of classical languages in an essay for the Guardian.

Spring Hafla

description:
Join us for a day of Music and Dancing! Classes on ME Dance, History & Garb will be held from Noon to 6 pm. The feast will be buffet style of Middle Eastern delights open from 6 – 8 pm. A dance exposition is planned for the dinner hours with an open hafla from 8 –10:30 pm. Live music will be provided for the open hafla. Musicians always welcome.

Lion's Lodge
641 Silver Lake Avenue Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)

Masque of Courtly Love XI

description:
Join Alderford as we gather for a day of fun, friends and a fair. We will provide a full day of activities from rapier to heavy, visiting with friends, taking a class or taking part in the Science Fair.

Masque of Courtly Love XI: Intrigue, Mystery, and Games

Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton
349 Lindy Lane NW
North Canton, Oh

March 3, 2007
9:00am - 10:00pm

Site Fee $5.00 pre-reg/$6.00 at the door Location:
Marche of Alderford (North Canton, Ohio)

Extreme Makeover! SCA Style

description:
The Incipient Shire Qal'at Ja'far and the Barony of Sternfeld present Extreme Makeover! SCA Style February 23-24th, 2007

Boone County Child Development Academy
AKA: Keith Campbell Community Center
1005 South Meridian Street
Lebanon , IN 46052

Site opens 7:00 pm Friday night and closes 10 pm Saturday

Activites: This is an overnight working event (bring your sleeping bag). Bring your projects to work on, share or show. Classes will be offered throughout the event. Check the website for class lists and further information. This is a dry site. An on-site gym and the Regional Marshal are available for heavy weapon fighting. No showers on site, but we can make accommodations. Location:
Incipient Shire Qal'at Ja'far (Lebanon , Indiana)

Midrealm Tournament of Chivalry at Winter's End

description:
The Barony of Fenix hosts a Tournement of Chivalry at the fest of Winter's End. Hartwell Recreation Center 59 Caldwell, Dr Cincinnati, OH 45216

February 17, 2007 AS 41

Schedule :
Site opens : 9:00am
Inspections begin 10:00
Chivalry Tourney 11:00am
Rapier Combat list opens 10:00am
Open list to follow Chiv Tourney
All combat ends 4:30
Court: 5:30 Location:
Barony of Fenix (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Northshield Tournament of Chivalry

description:
The Canton of Coille Stoirmeil and The Barony of Jararvellir Present: A Tournament Of Chivalry February 3, 2007 at Tomah Recreation Park, Butts Ave., Tomah WI 54660

Site opens at AM, Closes at 10 PM
Boffer TOC, inspections begin at 10AM, fighting begins at 11AM
Rattan TOC, inspections begin at 11AM, fighting begins at NOON
A & S Display
Court and Feast after the TOC

Location:
Canton of Coille Stoirmeil (Tomah, Wisconsin)

Better War Through Archery

description:
THE BARONY OF STERNFELD Proudly Presents A BETTER WAR THROUGH ARCHERY. NEW archery building!!! Clean, new concrete floor (no more dust!); good lighting; more space; totally enclosed; easy to see from the main parking lot.

January 27, 2007
Hancock County Fairgrounds
620 N. Apple St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

Site opens 9:00 am—closes 11:00 pm; Merchants 8:00 am (must be out by 4:30 pm) Location:
Barony of Sternfeld (Greenfield, Indiana)

Rapier Practicum

description:
The Starkhafn School of Defense will be offering a Rapier Practicum on March 31 and April 1, 2007 in Starkhafn. The Practicum will be held at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Lorenzi Park, 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89107. The site will open at 8:00 Saturday morning and close at 5:00, followed immediately by a Social evening at the Museum. The site will open again at 8:00 on Sunday morning, with classes running until 2:00. Instructors will be drawn from Caid, Artemisia and Atenveldt, as well as the West, the Midrealm and An Tir. Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Nordskogen 12th Night report and photos

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos and a report from the recent 12th Night in the Barony of Nordskogen.

January 25th

Outlands Spring Crown Tournament

description:
Their Majesties have honored the Barony of al-Barran by allowing us to host the spring crown tournament. It will be a glorious day for one and all.

The site is at the Moriarty Civic Center at 202 Broadway Moriarty New Mexico which is 36 miles east of Albuquerque. Directions to the site are:
Take your best route to eastbound 1-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Head towards Moriarty (roughly 36 miles east of Albuquerque) and Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Moriarty, New Mexico)

Freezing Our Haffla Off!

description:
The Barony of White Waters invites you away from the heat of the desert to: Freezing Our Haffla Off! Saturday March 10, 2007

Site opens at 9am closes 9pm

Central Christian Church
418 W. Franklin St.
Elkhart, IN 46516

NOTE: Site has no elevator, classes upstairs, common/dancing downstairs.

If you are interested in TEACHING, please contact lady Zafirah (Sarah Neverly) at sarah_neverly@netzero.net. Location:
Barony of White Waters (Elkhart, Indiana)

Tournament of the White Hart

description:
The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the 11th annual Tournament of the White Hart, February 23 -25, 2007, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV, 25504). The event will feature the traditional heavy weapons tournament emphasizing love and chivalry. Other activities of the day will include fencing, an Arts and Sciences competition, children’s activities, and more. Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Barboursville, West Virginia)

Bergental Novice Schola

description:
New to the Society? Or not so new but want to learn new things? Then come to Bergental's 6th Novice Schola! This year we'll have classes during the day and celebrating our sweet 16th anniversary as a barony with a sideboard for dinner and the floor open for an evening of dancing (not to worry, there will be dance lessons during the day!).

The class schedule will feature introductory classes in sewing, embroidery, personas, dancing, and more. Classes run from 10am to 5pm. Please note that the event site opens at 9am, so that gentles will have time to sign in and look at the class schedule before they start. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

Drachenwald Summer Coronation

description:
The Shires of Brenau and Aventiure invite the populace of Drachenwald to join us in the north of Frankmark to celebrate this year's Summer Coronation! Enjoy a weekend with traditional ceremonies, tournaments, archery and A&S classes at the stepping down of King Maximilian and Queen Margerite and the elevation of their heirs!

Site:
Youth Hostel Bad Malente, Kellerstrasse 48, 23714 Bad Malente Location:
Shires of Brenau and Aventiure (Bad Malente, Germany)

Silver Forest Ball

description:
The Canton of Coille Stoirmeil turns 25 years old this year. Please join us for a weekend of good fun, food, memories, food, laughter, food, dancing, food, good company, and food. This event will combine the best of the Canton's past events of Feast of the Beast and That Moot Thingy. Two for the price of one!!

Site Fees
Advance (Received by April 13): $10/adult; $5/child ages 6-12; under 6 free Location:
Canton of Coille Stoirmeil (Tomah, Wisconsin)

400-year-old seeds help tell Jamestown story

The recent discovery of some 400-year-old seeds in a well at the Colonial Jamestown archaeological site has given researchers much to ponder about the life and survival skills of the early Jamestown settlers.

Cyrus Aurelius winner of Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Cyrus Aurelius was the winner of the recent Principality of Oertha Coronet. His Excellency was fighting for the honor of Viscountess Caitríona inghean ui Chionaodha.