Archive - Dec 2008

Estrella War - Youth Combat Activities

Dame Anita de Challis, Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports on Youth Combat opportunities at the upcoming War.

Videos of Holiday Faire choral group

Lidia de Ragusa shares several videos shot recently at the Kingdom of Atlantia's Holiday Faire. The videos feature the choral group which performed at the event.

December 30th

Raymond von dem Löwengrab to be elevated in the West

Na'arah bat Avraham of the Kingdom of the West reports that Their Majesties, Uther and Kara have placed Raymond von dem Löwengrab on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Wreckreation Nation premiere features Dagorhir battle

The premiere episode of the Discovery Channel's Wreckreation Nation will feature an epic Battle of Badon Hill as created by Dagorhir in Somerset, Pennsylvania. The first show will air January 6, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. est.

[CAL] Twelfth Night at Lindisfarne 793

I pray you my friends let us come together and celebrate once more the joyous bounty of our land and the peace and prosperity that we have enjoyed. The time has come to give thanks for our wondrous artisans and the enlightenment of our people,truly we stand on the bring of a new golden age of learning and knowledge.Join with friends old and new as we present a Twelfth Night feast at Lindisfarne. Celebrate with us the dawning of a new golden age of learning and marvel as our artisans work and teach their craft.

Grief in An Tir

It is with the very greatest sadness that we note the unexpected passing of David of Moffat. He died on Sunday, December 21, 2008 of complications of diabetes at the much-too-tender age of 45, and by his long-known request there will be no memorial service.

[OUT] Kingdom A&S Event

Calling all Artists and Scientists to the Kingdom A&S Event in 2009, hosted by the Barony of al-Barran on Saturday, April 11, 2009. Since this is holiday weekend for some, Their Royal Majesties wish to make this a day event only. By combining two separate events into one, Kingdom Competition and Queen's Prize, this event makes a wonderful opportunity for all artisans to compete and or display their craft.

[WES] Tournament of the Grail

Just wanted to remind you all that the next Tournament of the Grail will be held on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009(!) at 7:00pm at the Green Knight Academy campus, otherwise known as the home of Sir Bjorn and Mistress Hilarie in Chico (aka the Barony of Rivenoak).

[ANT] 12h Night in Appledore

Come one and all to 12Th Night in Appledore; Saturday, January 3 at the Keledon hall.

[ATE] Northern Kingdom WarPractice

Estrella War is just around the corner! Bring your weaponry, skills, and courage to the Northern Kingdom War Practice on Sunday, January 4, 2009.

Axemoor Christmas Revel photos online

Stefan MacMorrow has posted two albums of photos from the recent Axemoor Christmas Revel which took place in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

December 29th

Final Fencing Master’s Exam given at San Jose State

Puck Curtis of the West Kingdom shares photos on his blog from his final exam given by the Fencing Master’s Program at San Jose State University on December 13, 2008. This will be the last year that the exam will be given at San Jose State University.

Moraig Anne Drummond placed on vigil in Northshield

Viscountess Shava reports that at the recent Boar's Head event, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Northshield placed Moraig Anne Drummond on vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Pelican.

Dante inspires video game

Dante Alighieri's 14th century masterpiece The Divine Comedy has now inspired a video game. Electronic Arts Inc. has announced that it is working on a new game based on Dante’s Inferno.

Photos from Atlantia's Yule Toy Tourney online

Adam Ingram has posted an album of photos on the Psaltery Dreams website from the Yule Toy Tourney, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

December 28th

Correggio makes comeback in Parma

Correggio, one of the great masters of Renaissance Italy, has been overlooked for the past century, but is now finding new appreciation through a full-scale retrospective at various venues in his favorite city, Parma, Italy. (video)

Research photos from Amsterdam's Historisch Museum online

Racaire has posted a small album of photos taken recently at the Amsterdam Historisch Museum.

Rosalind Mihrimah placed on Vigil in Gleann Abhann

Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury reports that Their Royal Majesties Havordh and Mary Grace of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann have chosen to place Rosalind Mihrimah (Roz) on Vigil for her elevation into the Order of the Laurel.

December 27th

Outlands War Practice photos online

EllaAnne de Kari, Unser Hafen Chronicler, reports that she has posted an album of photos from the December 7, 2008 War Practice event in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Clan Blue Feather Known Worlde Forum

Genjiro Tenmakutsukuri reports on the creation of the Clan Blue Feather Known World Forums, whose goal is "to make collaborating online easier for our Blue Feather family so that we might better keep in touch when we are not face to face, and offer a place for our new members to join in."

Remains of 3 Teutonic Knights found in Poland

The silk-wrapped remains of three grand masters of the Teutonic Knights have been found by archaeologists in a cathedral in Kwidzyn, Poland. The Order of the Teutonic Knights was founded in the late 12th century to aid German pilgrims in the Holy Land.

December 26th

Longsword combat on YouTube

Two RealGladiators clips on YouTube demonstrate techniques for fencing with a longsword by costumed fighters.

SCAdian artist featured on "Weekend America"

California artist, gamer and SCA member Ben Jackel was featured recently on American Public Media's Weekend America program. Jackel, who lives in Los Angeles, spoke about his garage studio where he crafts such treasures as an enormous Swedish battle ax and an Italian renaissance war helmet. (slideshow)

[EAS] Black Rose Masquerade Ball

Brave knights and fair damsels, dress in your finest costume and attend a ball with dance and fun as in ye days of yore! The Crown Barony of the Bridge is proud to announce the date for our Black Rose Masquerade Ball to be held at the URI Student Union on the 14 of March 2009.

[ATL] Highland Foorde Newcomer Orientation

On January 24, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Barony of Highland Foorde will conduct an orientation day for gentles new to the SCA or new to the Kingdom.

[OUT] Studium Generale

Spring is in the air. The Dream is coming back to life after winter’s long hiatus. Venture out of your castles to attend Studium Generale, our universitas of art and learning in the Canton of Bofharrach. The time is now to begin planning your year’s projects—your feasts and gardens, songs and stories, wardrobe and camp, and your battle strategy!!

[GLE] Masque of the Red Death

Join us on a campaign with “The One appointed by Heaven to rule all nations” Genghis Khan. As we travel along the road with our activities: A&S Competitions in costume, Brewing, Armoring, Jewelry, Leatherwork, Woodwork, Armoring, (Preference will be given to Mongolian items the Khan would have used.) a double-elimination tournament, Best Dressed Mongol Couple, Friday Night Mongol movie and beer, Mongolian Archery, Best Severed Head, followed by Severed Head Bocce.

Weavolution: a social network for handweavers

Weavers of all ilks will want to drop by Weavolution a weaver's blog created to give weavers a place to discuss their work, share patterns and post information on their projects.

December 25th

Kris Kinder pictures

Eowyth has posted a photo album from the recent Kris Kinder event in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Lost church of Bix Gibwyn found in Oxfordshire

Archaeologists are hoping that they have found the location of the "lost" church of Bix Gibwyn, an 800-year-old structure that was abandoned in the late 16th century. The research team has discovered three medieval graves which could pinpoint the site of the church.