Archive - Jan 3, 2008

Estrella War XXIV

Estrella War is a week-long, annual event hosted and run by the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Estrella War offers all the members of your family a chance to spend a week camping and living with thousands of others as part of a medieval town with a robust Merchant’s Row. Held in February at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, AZ, the event provides those who are interested in things Medieval with a diverse combination of the exciting activities offered by the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). We invite you to explore the details of the event on these webpages, and to come join us in the warm Atenveldt Sun for a Glorious escape from the modern world! Location:
Kingdom of Atenveldt (Florence, Arizona)

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete V

The Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the fifth annual celebration of tales from all cultures!! Traditional games and contests from the previous events will include: the potluck dishes with the best fairytale pun/ connection to a traditional tale and best documentation; best bardic rendition of a traditional tale; and Rapunzel's hair braiding.

New activities this year will include the Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

[WES] March Madness

As winter rushes away and spring comes forth with a symphony of color . . . blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Cast off the shackles of propriety and answer the call of mischief, mayhem, merry making and madcap frivolity. Join in the silliness and fun that is March Madness.

There will be a FOOL'S TOURNEY for both heavy and rapier and of course all are expected to show an appropriate level of foolishness in the lists. Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

[EAL] Cloth of Gold Costuming Competition

Eoforwic invites you to EALDORMERE'S CLOTH OF GOLD COSTUMING COMPETITION April 11 -12, 2008

Location: Lake Vista Clubhouse, 450 Emerald Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1J 1K4,

Hours: Opens 6 PM Friday, closes 6 PM Saturday.

Site Fee for those checking in on Friday night: $20 CAD (this includes a hot breakfast, lunch, and drinks and snacks during the night)

Site Fee for those coming on Saturday: $5 CAD, Plus $3 CAD Non-Member Surcharge as applicable Location:
Eoforwic (Oshawa, Ontario)

[EAL] Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of Ramshaven invites one and all to come witness the Line of North be secured at Ealdormere’s 21st Crown Tournament, May 23-25, 2008 at the Blue Springs Scout Reserve.

The tournament itself will be held on Saturday, May 24th (exact time to be determined by Their Majesties).

Following the Tournament, there will be a plated dinner prepared by Baron Davin de La Baliene and THL Vladislav cel Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Acton, Ontario)

[ANT] Candlemas Feast and A&S Championship

Come celebrate the first signs of spring and show off the projects you have been working on all winter. Join the Baron and Baroness and watch as they choose the next A&S Champion.

Also we will be hosting Ithra classes, and a feast. Please help us decorate the feast hall and show off you persona by decorating your table in the fashion that would have been used at your spring celebration. Feast seating is limited please contact the autocrat to reserve a space. Check the kingdom and baronial website for feast menu and more information about the Ithra classes. Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

[DRA] Thamesreach Winter Tournament

A day of Tournament for all and sundry. We will have a Canterbury Tournement for Heavy Combat. After the Tournament there will be a potluck style dinner. Bring your preferred seasonal medieval dish.

Starting Time is 12 noon. RSVP at

Site Address:
7 The Fairway
West Molesey, Surrey
United Kingdom

Travel advice: Location:
Shire of Thamesreach (West Molesey, Surrey, England)

[MER] Baronial Brawl Birthday Bash

The Barony of The Osprey is celebrating 30 glorious years in the SCA and 15 years of being a Barony!!! In the great Kingdom of Meridies!!!!! Please come and celebrate with us on Jan 18-20 at the WOW site in Evergreen Al.

There will be lots of great fighting a menagerie of games and fun classes for the light of heart,with a hearty feast to follow Not to mention a hot travelers faire on Friday night with breakfast on Saturday Location:
Barony of The Osprey (Evergreen, Alabama)

[GLE] Winter Wonders XXII

It is the 12th Century. The Civil War in England continues between those who support Stephen and those who support Maud. In the end Henry, Maud's son, will start the Plantagenet line. The little town of Ardanroe, of no strategic location in the great battles, has opened its gates for the Winter Faire before the Lenten season starts. All are welcome to compete for prizes and favors from this secluded town on the Welsh border. Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Doyline, Louisiana)

"The Medieval Imagination" at the State Library of Victoria

State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia will present The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand from 28 March - 15 June 2008.

[GLE] Gulf Wars XVII

Gulf Wars is a week long event traditionally between the Kingdom of Ansteorra and Kingdom of Trimaris. It takes place at Kings Arrow Ranch in Lumberton, Mississippi, and is hosted by the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

King's Arrow Ranch. 26 Kings Highway, Lumberton, Mississippi

Attendance is currently around four thousand. It attracts a temporary community of people from throughout the known world, all willing to suspend life in the 21st Century for a week and pretend they are living before the year 1600. Location:
Kingdom of Gleann Abhann (Lumberton, Mississippi)

[NOR] It's Only a Flesh Wound

It's Only a Flesh Wound on January 26, 2008 and Hosted by the Barony of Jararvellir

Site Information:
Jefferson County Fair Park
503 North Jackson Avenue
Jefferson, WI 53549

Gate opens at 8:00am
Site closes at 9:00pm

Site Fee: Adults $8.00 5-12: $3.00 under 5: Free * Non Member Surcharge will apply Food is available for purchase on site from vendor

Tourney Schedule: Location:
Barony of Jararvellir (Jefferson, Wisconsin)

[NOR] Quest For Camelot

The Kingdom of Northshield and The Shire of Schattentor Invite you to Quest For Camelot May 15-18, 2008

The Nemo Guest Ranch in Nemo S.D.

Come to the Black Hills this spring and join us in our Quest to make Camelot live again!

At Quest for Camelot, the New Kingdom of Northshield defends its borders against the incursions of the Outlands, Calontir, and Artemesia. Location:
Shire of Schattentor (Nemo, South Dakota)

Cardinal Wolsey's blog

Cardinal Wolsey, Humble Servant of King Henry, shares his "musings on Tudor history, medieval history, early-modern history and anything else that takes his fancy" on his blog.

Archaeologists uncover Prague's oldest ramparts

Archaeologists have uncovered parts of Prague's oldest ramparts, dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The remnants of the wall, which was part of one of Prague's main entrance gates, were discovered in the cellar of the Academy of Performing Arts building.