Archive - 2007

January 10th

St Sebastian's Archery Tournament

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Come all gentles and help us commemorate this day of St Sebastian, the patron Saint of Archers. A pleasant day is promised in the Canton of Cluain.

Events include:

  • “How to use a bow” – an opportunity for novices to learn the art of archery and get authorised to shoot in any SCA archery tournament.
  • a novelty shoot.
  • an IKAC shoot.

The prize to the best archer of a Golden Arrow and a splendid picnic Location:
Canton of Cluain (Te Awamutu, New Zealand)

Combative Arts Retreat

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You are invited to attend the Chateau de Camville's first (hopefully of many) Armored Combative Arts Retreat! This weekend long event will be held at Chateau de Camville, under the soaring pines and beautiful landscapes in the Shire of Mountains Gate (El Dorado County)! The concept of our first Armored Combative Arts Retreat is to give the participants a chance to really immerse themselves in the study of Armored Combat as practiced by the SCA and other WMA groups. We will be working from the ground up, focusing on Balance, Footwork, Timing, Aspects of Attack and Aspects of Defense. The event begins on Friday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon. The format for the event will be composed of classes (in and out of armor), drills, and sparring. There will also be a mock tournament (or Pas d' Arms) on Sunday for those who wish to participate. Location:
Chateau de Camville (Cool, California)

SCA promotional video available online

Gregor Von Leipzig has announced the production of a free demo video designed to promote the SCA in an educational context.

January 9th

British history timeline

The website timeref.com is designed to help understand the Middle Ages in Britain (800-1499 C.E.) by way of a timeline, maps and links to related subjects.

Wassail in Ealdormere!

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from Ealdormere's recent Wassail event which took place December 16, 2006 in the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Paris, Ontario).

Heraldrydiculous : heraldic humor

Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha has created Heraldrydiculous, a comic strip designed to help SCAdians "learn what's 'Good', 'Not so good' or 'Impossible' heraldry."

January 8th

New shires in Lochac

Two new shires are in the process of being recognized by the Society for Creative Anachronism: Bosenberg in Southwest Australia and the Shire of Radburne in Dubbo. Both groups are in incipient status.

Medici mystery reinvestigated

A new study of the deaths of Francesco de' Medici and his wife Bianca Cappello seems to suggest that the couple died of acute arsenic poisoning rather than from malaria as is generally believed.

Devil's Music in the Vatican

Rock and roll music will represent Hell in a new opera based upon Dante's medieval epic, The Divine Comedy. The composition by Monsignor Marco Frisina will premiere in Vatican City.

Jorvik Viking Festival set for February 2007

Travelers to the north of England may want to mark their calendars for February 14-18, 2007 when the Jorvik Viking Festival takes place in York.

January 7th

Passing of Count Sir Caradoc

Linda-Muirreal von Katzenbrasse announced the death of Count Sir Cardoc ap Cador of the West Kingdom on January 1, 2007.

Historic images from above

Now through February 2007, the British Museum presents The Past from Above, an exhibition of aerial photos of archaeological and heritage sites taken by Swiss photographer Georg Gerster.

Ma'ale Giborim celebrates "8th Night"

Lord Yehoshua ben Hayyim haLevi, founding seneschal of the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Israel, reports that the shire just held an event to honor Shushan Channuka, or 8th Night.

January 6th

Over 20,000 hope for shot at Winter Solstice in Ireland

27,000 people applied recently for a chance to celebrate the Winter Solstice in the Stone Age tomb in Newgrange, Ireland. Only 100 won the honor. Andrew Bushe has the story.

Historic recipes on History.uk.com

The website History.uk.com offers "old time food for the modern kitchen" with a site dedicated to providing recipes for authentic tasting food and drink. Most recipes are from the Middle Ages or Renaissance with a few Roman titles thrown in for good measure.

Plan of St. Gall online

A website has been created to showcase the Plan of St. Gall (Codex Sangallensis 1092), "the earliest preserved and most extraordinary visualization of a building complex produced in the Middle Ages."

January 5th

Estrella XXIII Special Events & Maps

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, announces that the Special Events Schedule has been added to the event's website. Maps of the new site are also available online.

Seahenge not ready for display until 2008

Seahenge, a 4000-year-old wooden circle which appeared on a beach near Holme, England in 1998, will not be available to be viewed by the public until 2008, according to curators at the Lynn Museum where the artifact is being restored.

Flower of Battle: Knightly combat in Medieval Italy

On January 28, 2007, Prof. Rachel Fulton of the University of Chicago, The Chicago Swordplay Guild, and The Armour Research Society will present a seminar and workshop in Chicago, Illinois.

Snowball Fight

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Welcome one and all to our Snowball Fight! Our event will be held at St John de LaSalle, 8469 Buffalo Ave Niagara Falls NY 14304.

We will have Fencing, Fighting and Youth Fighting. A youth fencing demo will be held as well. Showers are available to those who partake in our festivities. We will also be having our famous LaMans A&S competition, all supplies will be available on site to create your entry, everyone is welcome to enter! Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve (Niagara Falls New York)

Boar's Head photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares her memories of the 2006 Boar's Head event which took place recently in the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr.

January 4th

Swedish knight's oath

Sven Norén has posted a translation of a 15th century oath taken by 70 knights at the coronation of Christoph of Bavaria as King of Sweden in 1441.

Northern Lights XVI

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As the cold winter of the North still embraces us, we see a small break in the weather ahead of us for behold, the time of the great Northern Lights is upon us!

The Northern Lights Competition is a chance for gentles to display their wonderful talents in the fields of the Arts and Sciences. So come and share those projects you have been working on during these passing cold winter months.

Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Nashua, New Hampshire)

A Market Day A Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVIII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 26-27, 2007 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

With last year's great success on Friday night, we will again open the Gates that evening from 7 – 10pm for check in. There will be shopping and a Pre-Revel then in addition to our usual Saturday schedule of events. Merchants, in the Exposition Center side, are offered the opportunity to open for business. Merchants, Friday is not required. Detailed information for merchants regarding this will be available on the web site (). Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Quintavian Hafla

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Greetings from the Shire of Quintavia, we once again open our doors for our Hafla Celebration. We invite you to bring your rugs, pillows, dancing shoes, musical instruments, a warm smile, and join us for an evening, day, and evening in the middle east. Come, dance, sing, tell stories, rest, recline, eat, talk with friends, make new ones, and just enjoy yourself. So pack up your dance belts, rugs and musical instruments and journey to Quintavia for a relaxing day of relaxing, laughing, singing, stories and music. Middle Eastern and Indian style Dancing, Drumming, and Jamming. Come to dance and drum, or just to hang out, socialize, and watch! Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Millbury, Massachusetts)

Building a cardboard castle

Mr. McGroovy's website has plans to build a large, cardboard castle from refrigerator boxes. It's guaranteed to brighten the day of any SCAdian child!

Rumble in the Forest

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The Canton of Coille Stoirmeil is hosting Rumble in the Forest. As the Event Steward I'd like to invite y'all to join us to rump in da forest this Saturday, January 6. You all know me I made sure we had Fighting including melee for Rapier and Heavy! I heard that Heavy MIC (Hawthorn) probably have a game of sheep ball planned. With a fun and creative feast, you know us you never go hungry.

Rumble In The Forest on Jan. 6th, 2007, starting at 11:00 AM. Till 9:00 PM. Location:
Coille Stoirmeil (Wilton, Wisconsin)

Knights Crossing Investiture

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Be it known that on the Tenth day of February, that being a Saturday, their most Noble Majesties, Maximilian and Margerite, will invest a new representative to govern their Barony of Knights Crossing. Come one, come all to bear witness and celebrate with feasting and dancing!

Site: The residence of Gerhardt and Judith, Zum Steckengarten 21, 63322 Roedermark Germany (near Frankfurt am Main)

Location:
Barony of Knights Crossing (Rödermark, Germany)

Crosston Dance Ball

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It is time once again for the Crosston Dance Ball. If you enjoy period dance to music by live musicians, here is your chance to dance the night away. In the afternoon, there will be dance instruction led by our fabulous dance instructors, Vyncent atte Wodegate, Isabel D Triana, and Geoffrey Matthias. A delicious feast prepared by Lady Chiara la Trombottiera will follow the instructions. And the evening will be completed with several sets of dances to the fine playing of our wonderful live musicians. Location:
Shire of Crosston (Santa Clara California)

Festival of the Rose

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Come one, come all, and play your part in the celebration of Caid’s 58th Queen! The Barony of Dun Or is privileged to host the Festival of the Rose in honor of Queen Fa’izah.

Our theme of the day is All the World’s a Stage – and our focus will be on performance art. (Though not to the exclusion of other art forms!) While there will not be a tournament, demonstrations of period martial arts are Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Antelope Valley, California)