Archive - Jan 2008

January 4th

[ATL] Southern Regional War Practice

"War is a dish best served cold." It also requires endless practice. Therefore the Canton of Aire Faucon and the Order of Saint Aiden do hereby invite one and all to the Southern Regional War Practice to be held at the Pumpkin Center Club House, 2735 Clubhouse Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Southern Regional War Practice
February 16, 2008
Pumpkin Center Club House, Lincolnton, NC
Site Fees: $5/person. For that $5 you get: Location:
Canton of Aire Faucon (Lincolnton, North Carolina)

Milpitas Office Power Outage

The Society for Creative Anachronism Office Complex will be without power on 1/4/08 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (P.S.T.) The fax machine and telephones will not be operational during that time.

[OUT] Winter Wolf

Blaiddwyn College calls out for her Champions and supporters, Heralding a call to gather nigh! The theme for this year's Winter Wolf is the Crusades.

Hail both the red and white colors of the College of Blaiddwyn! Raise your voices and cheer your comrades as they gather to learn, sing, fight and to vie for the positions only the most talented, worthy, and valerous can earn. The Defenders of Blaiddwyn hold illustrious titles. The Champion of Blaiddwyn Location:
College of Blaiddwyn (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[ATE] Gathering of Crusaders

This is a friendly reminder that the Shire's annual event, the Gathering of Crusaders, is a little over 3 weeks away. The event will be on Saturday, January 26th at Riverside Park next to the Territorial Prison. The event will feature the return of the Fighter's Pit, where you can bet on your favorite fighter (or just bribe the bookie to make sure he or she wins).

We'll also have some period games, lunch prepared by Ladies Imma and Constance, and the always popular auction. Location:
Shire of Burning Sands (Yuma, Arizona)

[MID] Night of 1,000 Stars

The Shire of Shadowed Stars proudly announces its 12th Night celebration Night of 1,000 Stars (Portions of this even may be filmed) January 12, 2008

Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren
6404 S. Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

It is the Shire's honor to announce that Their Royal Highnesses will be in attendance!

Event Steward Team:
Meistara Thorhalla Carlsdottir af Broberg Location:
Shire of Shadowed Stars (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

[AET] Regional Dance Practice

Just a friendly reminder that there is regional dance practice January 6, 2008 from 1pm to 5pm. Come learn a new dance or practice and old one. All levels of experience are welcome. We will be learning the dances that will be danced at 12th night.

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

Take exit 67n Endicott, on to 26N go under the overpass and take the Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Endicott, New York)

[AET] Combat Symposium

I present to you a 2-day extravaganza of fighting geared to female fighters, there will also be classes for men and pickups to be had by all on Sunday. The Combat Symposium will be held March 1and 2, 2007, 10AM to 6PM.

The site for day one is at the St. Andrews United Methodist church in Weston Mills, NY. The site for day two is Showers United Methodist church in Olean, NY

Food: We will be ordering out for food so plan ahead with some cash to cover pizza or Chinese Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Estrella War XXIV: January Deadlines & New Info on the Website!

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan announces that January deadlines for the upcoming Estrella War are rapidly approaching. There are also a number of updates to the website.

January 3rd

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.

January 2nd

Gilding the lily: adding beads to brocade

How do you make a really luscious brocade even more beautiful? Try beading it! Gael Stirler offers a tutorial on how to bead brocades in the November 2007 Renstore newsletter: Beading Brocades: For gifts and personal adornment.

Ffynnon Gath Yule Revel photos online

Ulrich von Brixen has posted photos from the recent Ffynnon Gath Yule Revel which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Sale of Samurai swords banned in Great Britain

"In the wrong hands, samurai swords are dangerous weapons," Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said recently on the announcement by the British government that it would ban the sale of the swords.

January 1st

Darter presents: Pennsic slide show

Missing the warm fuzzies of summer camping events? Drop by Darter's Depot and stave off the dark winter days with a walk through the Pennsic War courtesy of Darter's slideshow.

Campaign to save cave from damage

The Royston Cave, a man-made cave that dates to the 13th century, is under threat from truck traffic on the road above the cave.

Christmas Revel photos online

Lady Danielle has posted photos from the Christmas Revel event which took place December 8, 2007 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann (Utica, Mississippi).