Archive - Jan 2008

Cyrus and Gwyneth new Heirs in Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Cyrus Aurelius, fighting for Lady Gwyneth Rhiannon of the Sea, was the victor of the recent Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha.

To punt or not to punt...

Only on NPR could the Bard, in the guise of Morning Edition's Frank Deford, comment on the upcoming Super Bowl football game.

SCA Board Nominees

Gabrielle Underwood, Ombudsman for Recruiting for the Society for Creative Anachronism, has requested the posting of the current nominees for the SCA Board of Directors.

January 30th

Da Vinci Code meets the Koran

The Internet is alive recently with reports that a secret cache of Islamic texts disputing the origins of the Koran has resurfaced after 60 years of suppression.

"As time goes by" Roman style

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Professor Judith Hallett of the University of Maryland, looks at how love was expressed in ancient Rome.

[ANT] Shittimwoode Ithra

description:
The catalog is nearing completion and we should be ready to start registration next week! Are you excited? There are lots of core classes available on this one, so if you're working towards your Lectors, you will be able to take a few, including Intro to the SCA, Graphic Heraldry, Castles & Fortifications, Survey of Medieval Arts, Survey of Medieval Sciences, Chivalry & Etiquette, Field & Court Heraldry, and Survey of Medieval Games! Location:
Shire of Shittimwoode (Bellingham, Washington)

[AET] Regional Dance Practice

description:
Come one and all to Regional Dance practice on Feb 10th form 1 to 4pm. All levels of experience are welcome!!

Elk's Endicott Lodge 619 N. Nanticoke Ave Endicott, NY 13760.

From Rt17:
Take exit 67n Endicott, on to 26N go under the overpass and take the ramp up onto Main St.heading west. Go past Wendy's, McDonalds and Pizza Hut (all of these are on Main St. heading west) at the LIGHT Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Endicott, New York)

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighter Practice

description:
Once again it's time for the Northern Frankmark Fighter Practice in the wonderful lands of Baerenau. This time the Shire of Baerenau invites all interested Fighters and Non-Fighters to the beautiful mountains of the Harz in the heart of Germany!!!

It will take place as a part of a mundane event called the parade of history (die Parade der Geschichte http://www.parade-der-geschichte.de see some pictures from last year). There we Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Rottleberode, Germany)

[AET] Carnivale

description:
Come help the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands celebrate the festival of Carnivale in the high Venetian style. The day will feature quests, games, music, merriment and dance culminating in a grand masked ball in the evening.

All this for our guest of honor Signora Tomasia da Collivento as she sits vigil to contemplate elevation to the most noble Order of the Laurel. This revelry will be held at the Lodge at North Park of Allegheny County, (no street #) North Ridge Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. The site will open at 9 am and close at 10 pm. Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Allison Park, Pennsylvania)

[LOC] Italian Renaissance Ball

description:
As part of the National Multicultural Festival in February, we have had the opportunity to organise an Italian Renaissance Ball with live music from the band Earthly Delights. Yeah!

We would like to invite you to join us, and are offering people who read this message discount entry of $12, $5 under 15yrs. Simply send us an email with your contact details and pay at the door. Tickets are normally $16, $8 under 15yrs. No partners are necessary and all the Location:
Earthly Delights (Reid, ACT)

Shava's Pictures from Nordskogen's 12th night and Baronial Investiture

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos from the recent 12th Night and Baronial Investiture in the Barony of Nordskogen in the Kingdom of Northshield.

January 29th

The sound of medieval English

The BBC's British History website includes the Ages of English Timeline which allows visitors to hear English the way it would have been spoken throughout the various historical periods.

[AET] College of Three Ravens 2008

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The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to announce The College of Three Ravens to be held on February 23, 2008, at the Western Presbyterian Church, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY (phone: 315-597-9171). The hall opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM. The site is very dry, non-smoking & all flames must be enclosed. The site is not handicapped accessible.

The College theme for this year is: "Everything Middle Eastern and Asian". We would like to see classes that have a ME or Asian bent to them.View class list here. Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Palmyra, New York)

The "DARC" is rising again

The Dark Ages Re-Creation Company, a group "interested in using living history to research aspects of life in Northern Europe during the Viking Age," has become active again.

[MER] Golden Lily IX: Feast of Flames

description:
Come and join the family of Beau Fort around our hearth as we celebrate the Feast of Flames on the 15th, 16th and 17th of February, 2008.

This Celtic mid-Winter celebration symbolizing the first stirring of the Earth from its icy sleep. Because this day was primarily marked by the kindling of sacred fires, we invite you to join us on Friday night for the first ever Beau Fort "Flaming Lily Tournament," a torch lit tourney that fans the flames for Saturday's traditional Golden Lily Tournament. Prizes awarded to the winner of each contest. Location:
Shire of Beau Fort (Flovilla, Georgia)

Comments sought: Translation of Corporate Documents

The SCA Inc. Board of Directors is seeking member comments on a proposed change to Corpora related to translation of SCA official documents into non-English languages. (UPDATED)

Position announcement: Chief Technical Officer, SCA Inc. (deadline extended)

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning April 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies. The CTO is a direct deputy to the Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations, and reports indirectly to the Board of Directors by way of an Ombudsman.

January 28th

Job Announcement: Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations).

[ATL] Below the Salt

description:
Thats right everyone! Below the Salt is back and its the BEST its ever been! And this year is going to be the LAST ONE!! Thats right, THE LAST BELOW THE SALT!! May 9-10, 2008 in Lenoir, NC.

This year the peasants of the Canton have managed to "appropriate" some funds from a local noble. So they have decided to celebrate the good fortune by making their annual village fair and revel a spectacular success!! Location:
Canton of Baelfire Dunn (Lenoir, North Carolina)

[ART] Otherhill Candlemas

description:
For all of those who have been wondering about Otherhill Candlemas, wonder no more. Master Thomas duBeaumont wishes all to know the Shire of Otherhill, Artemisia's oldest shire, will celebrate the feast of Candlemas on February 2nd being 2008 of the common reckoning.

As is common for this celebration of the season, yearly contracts will be renegotiated and annual salaries will be paid.

Location:
Shire of Otherhill (Rock Springs, Wyoming)

[MER] Winter Collegium

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The Shire of An Dun Theine would like to invite you to join us for our Winter Collegium event scheduled next weekend Feb 2nd, 2008: Ready, Steady, War! A collegium dedicated to helping you prepare for war.

There will be plenty of classes for those gentles not attending war, as well. There will be a Laurel consultation table for you to have A&S entries critiqued; a Heraldic consultation table for you to get that Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Huntsville, Alabama)

[ATL] Feast of St Erasmus

description:
For Many years the Legendary Treasure of The Marseilles Pirates has eluded many an explorer. Finally the day has come and the key to finding the treasure has been discovered. Fighters arm yourselves for a MIGHTY QUEST!!!

Armored fighters and Rapier Fighters will work together; First, to Get into the Town to Discover the Treasure Map, then to determine what creatures they will be fighting and Traversing the ?Maze? to get to the Treasure. Finally the teams will face off against each other to battle out who will win the right to the Prize. Location:
Canton of Falcon Cree (Marietta, South Carolina)

[WES] February Collegium

description:
Join the Barony of Selviergard as we host our second Baronial Collegium. There will be an hour set aside for a brown bag lunch in the middle of the day. No food will be provided, so please bring your own!

Date: Sat., February 9, 2007
Site: Mat-Su College, Mile 2 Trunk Rd, Palmer, AK
Open/Close: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Site Fees:
No site fee required, donations will be gratefully Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Palmer, Alaska)

7th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

description:
The 7th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire will be held on March 1-2, 2008 in Pensacola FLorida at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32526, from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

ALL SCA GET IN FREE AS LONG AS

  1. IN GARB
  2. PRESENT VALID AND CURRENT SCA ID CARD AT THE TICKET BOOTH

There will be Jousting Knights, Magical Wizards, JEsters, Jugglers, Location:
Pensacola, Florida

[ANS] St. Valentine' Day Massacre, err? Melees

description:
Come show your heart belongs to Ansteorra on Valentine's Day weekend! February 15-17, 2008

Their Excellencies of Raven's Fort, Brian du Val and Fionna ni Cheallaigh do invite one and all to gather your forces and prepare your army for the next Gulf War. A day of melees will be held just after St. Valentine's Day that will consist of Chivalric, Archery, Siege and Rapier Combat. This will be the Location:
Barony of Raven's Fort (Huntsville, Texas)

Medieval melee: "a brutal free-for-all with few rules"

Literature and the media have glamorized medieval battle, but the reality was much different. In truth, the melee was a "brutal free-for-all with few rules designed very much as a preparation for war."

[CAL] Lilies War XXII

description:
Lilies War XXII "Grand Tournament of Artisans" June 13, 2008 - June 22, 2008

Important!
The dates for Lilies War XXII have been changed!
The new dates are
June 13, 2008 - June 22, 2008 As is tradition in the heartlands, Their Royal Majesties Calontir have decreed that a grand tournament and melee be organized for all of their nobles, knights, and commons; as well as their Royal Cousins and their subjects from across the Known World. This tournament is to be held on the ground of their forefathers, the Field of Lilies, and is to consist of all manner of pageantry, display and entertainment for all who might attend. Location:
Kingdom of Calontir (Smithville, Missouri)

[MID] The Crusades & Tournament of Chivalry

description:
This year will be themed on the Crusades that happened between 1095 and 1291. There will be classes, fighting and more all based around the Crusades. The event will also be a Tournament of Chivalry.

When: February 2, 2008
Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio

Site will be open at 8:30 am and will close at 10:00 pm. This is a totally DRY site.

Site Fees
Pre-Reg / At the Door Location:
Barony of the Cleftlands (Berea, Ohio)

[MID] Qaina

description:
The Barony of Brendoken presents Qaina: a Middle-Eastern dance and music event March 29, 2008.

Site: Tadmoor Shrine Center
3000 Krebs Dr.
Akron, Ohio 44319

Time: 11 am - 11 pm.

Activities:

  • Classes
  • Show
  • Dinner
  • Hafla

Fees: $15 in advance for SCA members $18 in advance for non-SCA members $17 at the door for SCA members $20 at the door for non-SCA members Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Akron, Ohio)

[MID] Royal University of the Midrealm

description:
The Shire of Greyhope presents The Royal University of the Midrealm March 29, 2008

Edison High School
3304 Parkside Ave
Lake Station, IN 46405

Site opens 9am ; closes 9pm

SITE IS BONE DRY!!!!!!! NO LIVE STEEL!!!

Site Fees : 13 - adult $6; 6 - 12 $3; 5 & under no charge Plus $3 non-member surcharge when applicable

Lunch will be available on site for $5. Menu will be forthcoming. Location:
Shire of Greyhope (Lake Station, Indiana)