Archive - Oct 2008
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-31 17:06
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.
Submitted by Aldyet on Fri, 2008-10-31 14:20
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-31 10:53
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.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-10-31 07:43
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 18:46
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)
Submitted by Tryggvy on Thu, 2008-10-30 14:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 10:43
Baroness Bianca has announced the list of Combatants and their Consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-30 08:17
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."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 16:22
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.
It has a lovely wooden floor, so please wear shoes with non-marking soles.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 16:10
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
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 15:58
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
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 15:12
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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 14:59
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 14:51
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!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 14:44
Holy Pail IV: What's a Pail 4?
Location: Tom-Bigbee State Park
Friday, Nov 14
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 11:28
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.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2008-10-29 08:06
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 18:11
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 16:28
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 11:46
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-28 08:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 18:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 14:23
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 11:39
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 10:55
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)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 10:48
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 10:43
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
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 10:12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 10:02
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 09:54
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.