Archive - Oct 2008

War of the Wings III youth fighting pictures and video online

Solange of Nottinghill Coill shares an album of youth photos taken at the recent War of the Wings III event in the Kingdom of Atlantia. She also has posted a number of videos of the youth fighting on YouTube.

Known World Persona Writing Month

As an offshoot/amalgam of both NaNoWriMo and NaBloWriMo, a group of SCA folk are sponsoring an SCA A&S 50 version called the Known World Persona Writing Month.

Sacred sounds in New York City

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin recently rang with the sounds of choral polyphony when the Tallis Scholars, led by Peter Phillips presented a program of Spanish Renaissance music as part of Columbia University's early music series. Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has a review.

Fifty years of "Medieval Archaeology" available online

In honor of their fiftieth anniversary of publication, the scholarly journal Medieval Archaeology has made fifty years of articles available on the web in scanned-page format, free for nonprofit research and educational purposes.

October 30th

Neiman Marcus offers jewelry "fit for a queen"

Just in time for Christmas, retail giant Neiman Marcus is offering a collection of extremely rare original medieval and Renaissance rings dating from the 10th century through the late Renaissance, and costing US$25,000 and up. (photo)

An Tirian Duke Fills Role In Indie Film

SCA Duke Tjorkill Kanne of An Tir, modernly known as Jon Krausch, adds acting to his many martial skills as he plays a leading role in Black Mountain Madman, a horror-comic-slasher film currently in production the back hills of Oregon.

Combatants announced for Atlantia Crown Tourney

Baroness Bianca has announced the list of Combatants and their Consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Abbey Library of St. Gallen manuscripts to go online

Gwynedd reports that "One of the oldest and most valuable collections of handwritten medieval books in the world, housed in the magnificent baroque halls of the library in this town's abbey (St. Gallen, Switzerland), is going online with the help of a US$1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."

October 29th

[WES] Crosston Dance Ball

description:
Join Crosston for a day of medieval and renaissance dance with live musicians. Dance classes from 12-4 PM. Dinner sideboard (donations accepted) from 4-5:30 PM. For details on the dinner or dessert sideboard, please see below.

Site Location
Los Gatos History Club
123 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA

Site Details
Hall open 11:30am-10:30pm.

It has a lovely wooden floor, so please wear shoes with non-marking soles. Location:
Crosston Arms (Los Gatos California)

[CAL] Clothier's Seminar XXIV

description:
The Clothier's Seminar is an annual event that revolves around the one necessity that we all need, clothes. Come join us for a day of classes, discussion and camaraderie.

It is an excellent time to show off your finest garb and accessories. Simple clothing, complex clothing, exotic clothing, it's all welcome! Whether you have never sewn a piece of garb or have been doing it for years, there's something for you. It's also the Location:
Shire of Cúm an Iolair (Gardner, Kansas)

[EAL] Glace Fete: Rising Waters 12th Night

description:
Experience the Magic and Pageantry of Rising Waters' 12th Night Celebration: Glace Fete

You will find the celebration at Stevensville Conservation Area W. Main Street, Stevensville, ON.

Saturday January 10, 2009

Site open 10am
Site Close Midnight

Fees:
Site and Feast: $20 adult member
($3 NMS in effect)
($1 Kingdom Tithe)
$10 Children (5-15)
Site only: $8 Location:
Barony of Rising Waters (Stevensville, Ontario)

Fiber Fiesta

description:
The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta 2009 is the seventh biennial show dedicated to fiber arts education and to the display of fiber-related artwork. Hosted by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. (AFAC), a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, the Fiesta includes both juried and judged works organized by 16 co-sponsoring New Mexico fiber arts guilds. Over 500 juried and judged exhibits will be displayed in this show. Location:
Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Roric and Syele new Lord and Lady of the Mists

Hirsch reports that Roric Skogan and Syele von der Rosen are the new Prince and Princess of the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists.

[GLE] Free Event

description:
Need another reason to be Thankful!? How about a FREE EVENT?

Lake Bistineau State Park, Group Camp 1 Nov. 28-30

The Shire of Ardanroe would like to invite all to join us for a 100% FREE event! This Social and War Practice will feature a late wakeup call, absolutely no firm schedule, and the opportunity to eat, play, and enjoy one another’s company! The field will be available to all who wish to fight (providing appropriate marshals for those activities are available) and the Hall shall be made available for all Artisans who wish to work on their crafts in one another’s company! Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Doyline, Louisiana)

[GLE] Holy Pail IV

description:
Holy Pail IV: What's a Pail 4?

Autocrat:
THL Angus de Gordun
email: mdom30@yahoo.com

Location: Tom-Bigbee State Park
THIS IS A DRY SITE!

http://www.shireofrookshaven.org/ Friday, Nov 14 Location:
(Shire of Rookshaven Fulton, Mississippi)

Meridies Fall 2008 Crown List photos

Muirghein reports that an album of photos taken by Lord Gregor Wilhemson of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies is now available to view online.

Lions Road podcast features SCAtoday.net founders

Please pardon the shameless plug, but we had so much fun doing this that we had to share! SCAtoday.net founders THL Milica of Varna and Maistor Justinos Tekton were interviewed last week for the Lions Road weekly SCA podcast.

October 28th

Which wife are you?

Have you lost sleep at night wondering which wife of Henry VIII you most resemble? Well, help is on the way in the form of a quiz on the OKCupid website.

Vindolanda site receives funds for museum upgrade

The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England will receive UK£4M from the Heritage Lottery. The money will be used to upgrade the museum allowing them space to display many of the Roman site's spectacular discoveries.

Chinese Chess

Looking for a new period game - or an interesting A&S project? How about Tangut Chess, a game popular by the end of the Northern Song (960-1127) dynasty. The 32-piece set can be made from bronze or pottery.

Middle Kingdom Fall 2008 Coronation photos online

Professional photographer Kent Ashley has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Their Royal Majesties Ullr and AnneLyse in the Middle Kingdom.

October 27th

"Manuscript sleuths" try to crack secrets of ancient Jewish books

Detective work comes in all forms, including those willing to intensely study ancient Jewish manuscripts looking for clues to the past. This work is chronicled in the recent novel People of the Book.

Henry VIII biography marks king's 500th anniversary

Henry: Virtuous Prince by David Starkey, a two-volume biography of Henry VIII, will mark the 500th anniversary of Henry's ascent to the throne of England. John Guy of the London Times has the review.

[DRA] Dance Moot VI

description:
When winter has fallen upon the lands, the Shire of Harpelestane has its own merry way to remain warm and entertained: dancing.

Come join us on 17th January 2009 for a day of dancing at the latest gathering of our Dance Moot. Dance classes will be held, with opportunities to practice in the evening at a small ball. For the non-dancers, there will be a selection of period games to keep everyone entertained. Location:
Shire of Harpelestane (South Queensferry, Scotland)

Calontir event photos online

Eowyth reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent Autumn Arrows event hosted by Calanais Nuadh in Rolla, Missouri (Kingdom of Calontir)

[ATL] Winter Solstice: Mongols, Mayhem, and Murder

description:
Good friends, on this day in the fall of 1274 on the island of Tsushima (off the coast of Japan), we are about to witness historic events. The Mongols are prepared to invade Japan, and the negotiations and banquet today are an attempt to forestall the invasion. A wealthy Japanese lord has laid on an amazing day of festivities, highlighted by a feast guaranteed to delight all guests!

In honor of the attendees, the feast will feature courses of Mongol and Chinese cuisine, in addition to Japanese. Unfortunately, these important negotiations are destined to be marred by murder(s) most foul! But this is more than a stage play, and you dear friends are more than honored guests. We are counting on you to answer the age old questions “Whodunit?” and “why”? At the end of the afternoon, each guest will be asked to fill out a sheet of paper describing their interpretation of the mystery, and who the culprit(s) is(are). After evaluating the detectives’ work, the murderer(s) will be hauled off in chains to face the Emperor’s Justice, and the detective who solved the crime most correctly will win a prize. Location:
Barony of Sacred Stone (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

[MER] Feast of the Unicorn

description:
Feast of the Unicorn November 15-16, 2008 - Canton of Cyddlain Downs

This event will be a Sat.-Sun. event rather than the traditional three day weekend, but we plan to make up for Friday night by planning activities into the day on Sunday.

Site opens at 9:00am on the 15th and closes at 5pm on the 16th. Site allows alcohol, no pets.

Merchants are welcome!

Site & Directions
The Feast of the Unicorn will be at the The Clinton House Plantation Location:
Canton of Cyddlain Downs (Clinton, South Carolina)

[OUT] Citadel 12th Night and War Practice

description:
Their Excellencies Nikolaus and Aine, Baron and Baroness of the Citadel of the Southern Pass, would like to invite all and sundry to celebrate Twelfth Night at their country manor.

January 10, 2009, Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass

Location: Tobin Park Methodist Church, 5501 Wren St., El Paso, TX, 79924-6624

Site Opens 9:00 AM and closes 9:00 PM; Site is Dry!

Autocrat: Lord Edmund Peregrine vsingleton@elp.rr.com Location:
Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass (El Paso, Texas)

[EAS] Bare Blade Tavern Brawl

description:
Greetings and welcome to the Bare Blade Tavern, now kindly check your weapons at the door!

Once again, Endewearde announces its annual Bare Blade Tavern Brawl!!! Fencing and trickery are sure to abound in this year's event as fencers and from across the realm vie for the right to claim the deed to the Bare Blade Tavern.

This year's fencing will feature both heavy and light rapier, so please come ready for both! The day will be divided into several rounds of fencing, with at least one round being designed on-site by some "lucky" fencer. Location:
Shire of Endewearde (Pittsfield, Maine)

[AET] Sterlynge Schola

description:
Let the word go forth that the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola on January 17, 2009 at the Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main St, Binghamton NY.

The Site opens to the populace at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm. We are planning classes from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch at noon. Anyone found still lingering in the halls or classrooms after 6:00 p.m. may be pressed into service for site clean up. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)