Archive - 2007

January 4th

AEthelmearc 10 Year Celebration

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The Shire of Sunderoak is honored to have been chosen to be your hosts as AEthelmearc celebrates its 10th anniversary as a Kingdom. Let all lords, ladies, barons and nobles of AEthelmearc and all other kingdoms know that the event will be held June 14-17, 2007 at Cooper's Lake Campground (205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057).

Fees will be as follows:
Adults - 3 nights $25; 2 nights $20; 1 night $15. Location:
Shire of Sunderoak (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

BMDL Baronial Twelfth Night

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As the cold winter has put nature to sleep, Yuletide brings forth the promise of days growing bigger and the grass awakening from its deep slumber. All and all a perfect time to come and rejoice with the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on its celebration of the Twelfth Night! Their Excellencies, Alonzio and Tatyana will hold their Baronial Court and her Excellency will also choose her Bardic Champion. There will be performances from the Debatable Choir, the Debatable Consort and I Genisii, dancing, a pillow fight (which has now become a 12th night tradition!), an A&S display (run by THL Odriana vander Brugghe, email at odriana@gmail.com) with a Yule theme, a fencing tournament, children activities, our Silent Auction and much more to be scheduled! Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Tower of London hires first female Beefeater

For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."

Midrealm armorer prides himself on period look and feel

Several years ago Midrealm subject and machinist Ben Scheiner learned he would need armor to take part in SCA fighting in the Barony of the Fenix. Now he has parlayed the hobby and his flair of metalworking into a fulltime job as an armorer. The Cincinnati Enquirer has the story.

January 3rd

Walker Markusson born in Northshield

Lord Markus leorhals Siggardsson, and his Lady Lyneya ingen A'eda, are the proud parents of Walker Markusson, a baby boy born December 30, 2006 at 12:00 p.m.

Ghostletters

Leofwen of Eoforwic and Nan Hawthorne have created a Yahoo discussion group to allow subscribers to take on personas of real or fictional people and engage in discussions. The group is called Ghostletters.

Snowed Inn VI

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As the world slumbers beneath a blanket of snow, do the people of Ard Chreag still toil. On a winters day, they invite you to sit back and relax, share an ale or tale over a game, and revel in the pleasures of days that once were.

Saturday, January 27th, 2007
East and West Salons, Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, L1V3Y7

Site opens 9:30 am and closes 12 Midnight Location:
Canton of Ard Chreag (Pickering, Ontario)

Pirates of the Mediterranean

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Come along on a voyage of adventure and reward, with the Barony of Seleone, as we cruise the blue waters from the coast of Brittany to the Isle of Cyprus. Bring your rapier gear to defend your crew in the town battles. Heavy fighters, ever wanted to pillage a village? Or defend one? How about defending your ship in a mock naval battle? Test your skill on the live weapons range or relax and enjoy our many classes from Pirates 101 to Shipboard Cuisine. Young scalawags (youth fighters) will also have their chance to fight for their share of the bounty. Enjoy a wonderful feast with Location:
Barony of Seleone (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Bardic Madness XVII: Food & Foolishness!

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Mark your calendars now for the very first 48-hour sleepover Bardic Madness! Come all ye bards and bardic fans for an event full of noncompetitive challenges, classes, and bardic fun! Bardic Madness celebrates the bardic arts: poetry, song, story, and more. Watch the event website for a list of challenges and classes.

Location: Camp Webb, N1875 21st Ave, Wautoma WI

Challenges will take place Saturday, but additional activities may take place Location:
Barony Caer Anterth Mawr (Wautoma Wisconsin)

King's and Queen's Rapier Championships

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Come enter the tourney run by Don Jean-Paul Justen Casse and Doña Marion del Oakes, which will decide the next King's and Queen's rapier champions.

There will be space for League of Rapier Academies challenges.

There will be space for pick-up bouts for everyone including those who haven't authorized yet. Loaner gear will be available.

Dance and drum at the Middle Eastern dance and drum courses. Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Modern Literary Middle Ages

Fahe reports that the University of Oregon's Medieval Studies program hosts a webpage listing sources of contemporary fiction set in the Middle Ages.

Terpsichore at the Tower XIII

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Terpsichore sings! Come dance, while she sings. Terpsichore sings! Feel the flow of the music while Terpsichore sings.

Dance with us while the Muse sings.

http://www.cynnabar.org/terpsichore Location:
Barony of Cynnabar

Twelfth Night (Southern Pass)

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Ves Heill!!! Welcome to the Dark Ages, Rome has retreated from mainland Europe, the Germanic and Celtic tribes are finally freed from the yoke of Roman suppression it is the time of the Sagas! Come to the Citadel of the Southern Pass and help us celebrate 12th Night the final night of Christmas. Saturday : We will begin the day with a team tourney, a chance to practice your WAR! Skills, each team will consist of three fighters, so bring your two best buds and test your mettle! The Prize for the heavy list is rattan, 3, 9ft staves for 1st Place and 3, 36 inch sword length pieces for 2nd. Rapier tourney will run the same way to help fighters prepare for WAR! Location:
Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass (El Paso, Texas)

Ealdormere Kingdom A&S photos online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Kingdom A&S event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

January 2nd

Hymns and carols of Christmas

Douglas D. Anderson has created a website of ancient Christmas music "to preserve the rich history of Christmas carols and hymns which might otherwise be lost." The site includes both lyrics and MIDI files of the music.

Jamestown 400th anniversary in 2007

For six days in June of 2007, the residents of Norfolk, Virginia will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Colony with "military, maritime and cultural activities" designed to showcase the best of the region.

Gluten-free beer

Anheuser-Busch Company has announced the creation of Redbridge, a beer made from sorghum that allows those with wheat allergies to enjoy a brew.

Martin Scorsese to Develop Medieval Movie for Paramount

Martin Scorsese has signed to direct a screen version of Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

January 1st

Vinland farewell

An article by Birgitta Wallace for the online version of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver looks at the settlements of the Vikings in North America and their reasons for abandoning their settlements in the New World.

Early Atlantia photos online

The Barony of Tir-y-Don in the Kingdom of Atlantia has posted a number of albums of photos dating to the early years of the Kingdom.

Brendoken Christmas Present

Lord Duncan has announced the birth of Christanna Marie Nussbaum to Lady Shannon and Lord Gabriel of the Marche of the Thistle in the Barony of Brendoken (Midrealm).