Archive - 2007

November 16th

Estrella War XXIV: Important merchant deadlines

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reminds everyone that important deadlines for merchants for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV are rapidly approaching.

[CAI] 6th Annual Medieval Marketplace

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Just in time for Holiday shopping: This year we bring you over 40 merchants.

Our Event
Stewards have recruited from Ren-Faires, Celtic Faires and local artisans and are proud to showcase new never seen on our lands vendors as well as our beloved Caidian Vendors. The days activities include a Bear pit fighting tourney, the victor of the day will be named the Merchants Champion, socializing Location:
Shire of Heatherwyne (La Verne, California )

[MER] War Practice

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The Fighters of Rising Stone are planning a BIG WAR PRACTICE SUNDAY DEC 9 at 1PM at Old Fort Park in MURFREESBORO TN.

The main focus is WAR FIGHTING, but there will be plenty of time for pick ups too.

BRING ALL YOUR WEAPON STYLES!

Please support the Meridian Army and show up... it may be a BIG PRACTICE, but it wont be as big as it can be unless YOU show up!!

Map to OFP Golf Clup http://tinyurl.com/2deox4 should get you there. Location:
Shire of Rising Stone (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

The Crown of Lochac.

Sir Berengar of Nancy won Lochac's November Crown tounament, meeting Sir Kane in the final on Saturday the 10th of November, A.S. 42. Fighting for Mistress Bethan, Sir Berengar chivalrously fought his way through all contenders.

November 15th

"Harrogate Hoard" wows archaeologists

"The most important Viking find in Britain in 150 years" has just been discovered in a Yorkshire field. Among the over 8,500 objects found was a rare silver gilt cup, one of only two in existence.

First AOA for aviculture awarded to guild founder

After seventeen years of service to the dream, Aisin-gioro Biya was awarded arms for her work in aviculture by King Andreas and Queen Gabriella at Warrior's Naadam, Silver Horde's 10th anniversery celebration held in Ostgardr, East Kingdom. Given Biya's own Jurchen shaman persona, the setting for her award couldn't have been more appropriate.

Beowulf for Children

Just in time for the release of the new Beowulf film comes a...ahem...slightly different retelling of the tale, by Rathflaed DuNoir, The Black Bard of Meridies.

November 14th

SCA Forums online

Ivhon Thorne has created an a website for online discussions about topics of interest to the SCA. SCA-Forums offers a centralized site for SCA information and a place to ask SCA-related questions.

[EAS] Market Day at Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche would like to invite everyone to attend our Market Day at Birka event on January 25th through January 26th, 2008

We have have set the prices for Birka 2008, you will notice a change in the pre-registration price, but not the at the door price. The pre-registration for adult members will be 12.00, same as the at the door fee. Adult non members will be required to pay the non member Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

[WES] Vino Comperio Veritas Venator

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We invite you to come and share the day with us as our Noble Equestrian Hunters compete for the Title of "Venator!" of the Caer Darths 1st "Vino Challenge Course!" After which expect a "sport" challenge!

Don't have a horse?! You can still participate in the Hunt! We will have a Rapier Tournament! to celebrate the "Glory of the Hunt!" There will be a Spear and Javelin throwing competition! - Show off your prowess! The equestrian challenge course will be made up of obstacles that a Huntercould face while trying to complete a Quest Hunt! Location:
Barony of Caer Darth (Santa Cruz, California)

[CAL] Kris Kinder

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The Barony of Forgotten Sea presents Kris Kinder December 8, 2007.

Site:
KCI Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153

Site opens at 7 am for merchants and 9 am for populace.
Site Fees: $10 adults ($3 non-member surcharge applies); $8 youths (10 to 17); children under 10 free.

Kris Kinder will be held at the KCI Expo Center, just a few blocks from I-29 and I-435 near the airport. This is a 36,000-square foot exhibit hall with room for merchants, commons, court and meetings. Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City, Missouri)

Atlantia Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted an album of sixty photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

[ACR] Spanish Reconquista

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In the year 476 A.D., the Spanish began the Reconquista of Spain, a period lasting almost 1000 years. His grace, King Pedro Santiago Villarquemada has decreed that's too bloody long, so we are going to do it again... in 4 hours! That's right... 4 hours of continuos fighting.. All holds local to that city only.. Strategy and flow of battle will be natural, not artifically imposed. Commanders will be responsible for resting / pushing their troops to either protect Moorish Spain or to conquer it. Location:
Kingdom of Acre (Port Washington, New York)

[ART] Solstice Court

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Good Gentles, from the fierce skalds of the north to the horseman of the Mongols, come enjoy the hospitality of Loch Salann for Solstice Court.

Join us for a persona revel on December 8 of 2007. Bring everything that draws your interest and share it as we celebrate the return of the sun and winters downswing. A most delicious feast will be prepared by Lord Darius.

Location:
St James Episcopal Church, Location:
Barony of Loch Salann (Midvale, Utah)

The Nina tours the southern U.S.

The Nina, "the Most Historically Accurate Replica of a Columbus Ship Ever Built," will be touring the southern United States during November and December 2007. Tours are available.

Sinclair and Kari new Prince and Princess of Atlantia

Theresa of Caid reports that Randall Sinclair was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. He was inspired by Kari Kyst.

November 13th

SCAdians create "care packages" for West Kingdom soldiers

Elizabeth Margarete of the Principality of Cynagua in the West Kingdom is coordinating an effort to send care packages to those serving in the Armed Services in the Middle East.

[WES] Winter Coronet 2008

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Prince Deitrich and Princess Bianca invite you to journey to the River of the Eagles January 19th and 20th, 2008 where there shall be a Grand Tournament to determine Their rightful Heirs. They invite all eligible combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field of honor to do battle for the right to claim the coronets of Oertha. His Highness has chosen the Virtues as the theme for Winter Coronet. The chosen site is the Eagle River Lions Club with much room for pageantry both large and small. Bring your banners and display of arms! Location:
Principality of Oertha (Eagle River, Alaska)

[ATL] Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a court held by the King of Fools and the wonders of a "backward feast". Foolishness you say? But of course!

Welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night. Fun and Merriment abound at our festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (sometimes painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits on the throne and dessert, of course is served first (life being short and uncertain) All those attending will vote for the silliest among our ranks. This lucky Fool then reigns as King or Queen of Fools, silly hat and all. There will be a Gluckhaus game running throughout the day. Whoever ends the day with the most baubles (whether hard earned, conned, or begged) will be declared the winner. Other contests and games of fun and merriment include the most foolish hat contest, best use of motley, best foolish subtlety Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

[ATL] Feast of St. Andrew

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Come on down to Tear Sea's Shore for a day of fighting, fun and feasting for the annual Feast of St. Andrew. This will be a lovely little event to celebrate the holiday season and what better way then to spend it with friends.

Martial Activities: For the martially inclined, there will be the traditional Great Weapons and Mass weapons tourney. The marshal tells me a bear pit tourney will follow to make sure everyone has enough fighting for their tastes. A Round Robin tourney will tempt the rapier fighters on this glorious day. Location:
Canton of Tear-Sea's Shore (Cordesville, South Carolina)

Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise on display at the Met

"The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 13.

[LOC] Border War X

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We, the Populace of that Beauteous Shire of Bordescros, do intend to Celebrate our Tenth Anniversary in such a Grand Fashion that the Denizens of Lochac and all the Kingdoms of the Known World will remember the Festivities and Prayse them until the ending of all things.

For that that shall be, this coming February 22nd to the 24th (AS 42 / AD 2008), we, the Officers and Populace of the Shire of Bordescros, Location:
Shire of Bordescros (Tangambalanga, Victoria)

[ANS] Regional Fighter Practice

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Several months back in the Barony of Bryn Gwlad, we held a regional fighter practice with great success. Fighters from at least 3 regions of Ansteorra attended. We had fantastic fighting all day long, and a great time sharing libations and stories that evening. Well, it's time to do it again!

On December 1st in the DFW metroplex of the central region we're holding another practice and we'd like to invite anyone not attending an event that weekend to join us. This practice is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will run until at least 4 p.m. Centurion Hrafn has secured a pavillion at Bob Eden park in Euless, TX. 901 Mid-Cities Blvd West, Euless, Texas 76039. Location:
Barony of Bryn Gwlad (Euless, Texas)

2008 International Mead Festival

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The International Mead Festival (an event through the International Mead Association) is the worlds' largest and most prestigious mead competition and festival. This event hosts both a public tasting of commercial meads and a private judging of commercial and homemade mead entries.

When: Friday February 8 - Saturday February 9, 2008 Since Mead is 'the Drink of Love' then what better weekend than Valentines weekend?! Location:
Denver, Colorado

Roman Conventus

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Roman Conventus is a gathering for Roman enthusiasts (NR, SCA, SVR, Legio, civis) to be held in Birmingham, AL on Sat., Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. This event is being organized by members of Nova Roma for anyone who would be interested in attending--military, civilian, cultores deorum, et cetera.

It is a wonderful opportunity for networking and getting to know other "Romans" from different Location:
Nova Roma (Birmingham, Alabama)

[ATL] Kingdom Twelfth Night

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It is with great pleasure that the Canton of Salesberie Glen, in the Barony of Sacred Stone, invites the esteemed populace of Atlantia to the Twelfth Night celebrations of Their Royal Majesties, Logan Ebonwoulfe and Rowan Berran McDowell.

Date: January 12, 2008
Hosting group: Canton of Salesberie Glen
Cost: $15.00 Adult Member, $5.00 children 6-12. - children 5 and under are guests of the Canton Location:
Canton of Salesberie Glen (Salisbury North Carolina)

Who art on first?

Actors David Foubert and Jay Leibowitz offer their own unique interpretation of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine a la Shakespeare in a video clip on YouTube.

Viking symposium in Melbourne, November 24, 2007

On November 24, 2007, the University of Melbourne in Victoria will present Vikings and Their Enemies: A Symposium from 9.45am - 5.30pm at the Wood Theatre.

November 12th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2007

[ATL] Ice Castles

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It is time once again to journey to the North and visit Ice Castles to enjoy the traditional martial competition and marvel at the glorious riches created by the artisans of our fair Kingdom.

Site Location:
Bland County High School
31 Rocket Drive
Bland, Virginia 24315

Heavy Combat
We will be returning to the traditional 3-man team tourney. Contact Lord Eogan at kerrowien@yahoo.com with questions. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Bland, Virginia)