Archive - Mar 2008

Canterbury Faire 2008 photos online

Bartholomew reports that two albums of photos from the 2008 Canterbury Faire in the Kingdom of Lochac are now available to view online.

Pennsic University website online

Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, Webmaster, has announced that the Pennsic University website is now ready for use.

March 30th

Medieval exhibits and programs at State Library of Victoria

From 28 March until 15 June 2008 the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, will present The Medieval Imagination, a "spectacular free exhibition of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts celebrating the art of the hand-written book or manuscript."

Atlantia's Barony of Storvik featured in article

For several weeks, staff reporter Andy Zieminski of worked on a story about Atlantia's Barony of Storvik. The results were published recently, along with photos and video, on the Gazette's website.

Emmerich of Vakkerfjell elevated to Pelican in the West

Mistress Etaine announced that a vigil was held March 21, 2008 to allow Master Emmerich of Vakkerfjell, OL to contemplate his elevation to the Order of the Pelican the following day.

March 29th

British Museum to host international conference on the Bayeux Tapestry

On July 15-16, 2008, the British Museum will host an international conference on the Bayeux Tapestry to "highlight recent and new research on the Tapestry." The cost for both days is UK£15.

Photos from Atlantia KASF

Lidia de Ragusa has posted an album of photos from the recent Kingdom A&S Festival held in the Barony of Marinus in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Medieval "Popcorn"

A group of medieval musicians get down at the Spectaculum Medieval Festival in Hamburg, Germany with a rousing rendition of the song "Popcorn."

March 28th

Ianuk Raventhourne joins Order of the Laurel

On March 21, 2008, Ianuk Raventhourne sat vigil to comtemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Right castle, wrong stone?

New research at Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland points to the possibility that the stone kissed by millions may not be the "Blarney Stone" of legend.

Pennsic 38 University: Teacher's Registration is Open

THLady Fiadnata ó Gleann Àlainn, Pennsic University A&S Class Scheduler, reports that registration for teachers for the upcoming Pennsic War XXXVIII University is now open.

Anglo-Saxon cemetery yields treasure

The discovery of a series of 5th century Anglo Saxon graves in Kent, England has created the need for an inquest before the Kent County Council due to the wealth of artifacts found with the graves.

March 27th

[EAL] Archery at Marshal Meadows

Come ye of keen eye and strong arm! The Barony of Skraeling Althing is in search of its next Baronial Archery Champion. Join us for a day of skill and amusement. For those not of archer stock, why not come to the country and enjoy a day in the fresh air to celebrate the melting of the ice and snow. Watch the archers on the archery range. Bring a blanket or chairs, your lunch, some A&S projects and games. Some activities (like bocce, chess, and backgammon) will be supplied -- as well as some silly games. Location:
Barony of Skraeling Althing (Mountain, Ontario)

[GLE] Athenaeum

Athenaeum: an event in three tracts, Costuming, Accessories, Performing Arts

April 18-20, 2008

Hosted by Tor an Riogh
At the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS.

A&S Display for feedback and populace approval. & Laurel and Artisan Social hosted by the order of the Silver Lamp.

Goddess Tournament hosted by Company of St. Catherine’s please contact Duchess Mary Grace of Gatlin for more information. Location:
Shire of Tor an Riogh (Utica, Mississippi)

[LOC] St Malachy Newcomer's Feast

The College of St Malachy Presents: Newcomer's Feast, a Feast of St Malachy Saturday, 19th of April

Where: Bulli Masonic Hall, Princes Hwy Bulli NSW
How much: Booked before the 10th of April: $16, after 10th and at door: $20.

Dress code: To maintain a medieval atmosphere at the feast, we ask that all attendees make an attempt at pre-1600 clothing. If you have nothing to wear, please contact the event steward about borrowing Location:
College of St Malachy (Bulli, New South Wales)

[OUT] Caerthen A&S Championship

Her Excellency of Caerthe invites one and all to participate in the Arts and Sciences Championship for the Barony of Caerthe. Official entries, displays, judges, observers and moral supporters/cheering sections are encouraged and welcome.

The beautiful campus of the University of Denver provides a fitting gothic-style backdrop for a day of Caerthan Arts and Sciences. Enter the championship competition or come to observe the amazing works and Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado)

[OUT] Sworded Affair

Ahoy Mateys! Their Excellencies, Qara Gan and Ceara, invite the mighty Rapier fighters to join them for a day of clashing swords. Shiver me Timbers! The autocrats have put together a mighty fine list of tournaments. Join us for a Bar Room Brawl. Find out why all the Rum is gone. Play a game of Pirate Dice or Walk the Plank and Find yerself in Davy Jones Locker.

Sworded Affair Dead Men Tell No Tales Location:
Barony of La Fontaine des (Farmington, New Mexico)

[WES] Vinhold's Baronial Championship

Vinhold is Invading! Save the sheep! Beware, for Vinhold has taken up arms and a Viking theme for this year's Baron's Championship.

Events to include:

  • Oar dancing
  • Norse riddles
  • "Pig" Spearing
  • Viking themed Soteltie competition
  • Siege cooking competition

There will be prizes for first place in each competition. These events will be run concurrently with our Rapier championship and our Location:
Narony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

[WES] Southern Shores New Comers Event

You have friends, neighbors or co-workers interested in this hobby you have, but aren't sure of the best event to take or send them to? We worry not any further, this is the event in need. This event is even great for the seasoned SCA'er that would like to learn something new.

We will have a nice selection of classes that will cover things like SCA camping, fighting, lists for both the new fighter AND the Location:
Southern Shores, (San Jose, California)

[ATL] Hidden Mountain Hafla

Celebrate the four years of dedication that our Baron and Baroness, Guillaume and Rowen, have given to Hidden Mountain. Join us for the Hidden Mountain Hafla -- a grand middle eastern style party featuring middle eastern music and A&S. A sideboard of delicious food prepared by Hidden Mountain's youngest head cook, Amanda Rebellina will be served all day. The fighters will have one more opportunity to test their skills and to honor Baroness Rowen and Baron Guillaume. Location:
Barony of Hidden Mountain (Harleyville, South Carolina)

Actor Paul Scofield dies at 86

The theatre and film world is mourning the death of British actor Paul Scofield, best known for his role as Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons. Scofield was 86 years old. Audrey Woods of the Associated Press wrote his obituary.

[ATL] Atlantia Crown Tournament

Draw nigh fair Atlantia and hear the heralds cry. By decree of Their Royal Majesties, Sinclair and Kari, a Grand Tournament will be held to determine Their Heirs. The Barony of Nottinghill Coill and the Incipient Canton of Brockshore Abbey are pleased to invite one and all to attend as we see as the worthy competitors vie for the coveted title of Heirs to the Throne.

May 2-4, 2008 Location:
Barony of Nottinghill Coill (Bennettsville, South Carolina)

[ATE] May Coronation

As the sun sets on the reign of our most gracious Aten Majesties, Eduard and Asa, a new sun raises on the reign of Their Heirs, Phelan and Amirah. Come all, to witness this honored occasion to be held on the banks of the Colorado River in Bullhead City at the Bullhead Community Park.

Sat. site opens at 10am with court starting at 11am. This will be an outside event but we will be under a very large Ramada. Please bring banners or anything else that may add to the atmosphere of this grand event. Site is discreetly wet. Pets allowed on leashes Location:
Shire of Windale (Bullhead City, Arizona)

[ATL] St. Vitus' Dance

We invite you to join us for a day in honor of St. Vitus, the patron saint of dancers.

Capriol, a young dance student, tells us that "Without knowledge of dancing, I could not please the damsels, upon whom, it seems to me, the reputation of an eligible young man depends." (Jehan Tabourot in Orchesography, 1589) Lest you fail to please the damsels or risk your reputation, you must dust off your finery and come strut your stuff - on the dance floor or off! Location:
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno (Durham, North Carolina)

[WES] Barony of Selviergard 5th Anniversary/Spring Offensive

The Baron and Baroness of Selviergard, Sir Georg of Glacier's Edge and Katarzina Porajski invite all to join them at this momentous event in the life of Selviergard! Journey to Stephen de la Bere's holding in Willow where we shall honor our forebears in true Viking spirit with games and contests of yore – Sheep Stealing, Bear Pit heavy tourney, Rock, Beer Maid of Valhalla, an Archery contest, a Ballista competition, the most Offensive Garb Fashion Show and flying chickens! Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Willow, Alaska)

[ATE] Last Crusade: The Siege of Atenveldt

Come join the Barony of Atenveldt as we relive the glory and honor achieved during the 3rd Crusade by Richard and Saladin and their armies.

On Saturday there will be a series of melee battles following the progress of King Richard the Lionhearted against Saladin during the 3rd Crusade. Along side the hardsuit battles, will be the Rapier soldiers whose scenarios will mirror and assist those of the Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Buckeye, Arizona)

[ATL] A Day in the Middle East

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to return to another day in the Medieval Middle East. There will be the usual drumming, dancing and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees happy throughout the day. We are also being graced by Her Majesty’s presence this year!

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd
Mechanicsville, MD. 20659

Barony of Dun Carraig (Mechanicsville, Maryland)

More Estrella War XXIV photos online

Godfrey von Rheinfels has created several albums of photos from the recent Estrella War and posted them on his Flickr website.

Insula Draconis residents demonstrate knightly prowess

Alesxander of Darlington and other subjects of Insula Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald were able to demonstrate their fighting skills recently for Martin Croucher, who covered an event for the Epoch Times UK.

March 26th

Swedish film series deals with Knights Templar

Arn: The Knight Templar, a 2007 Swedish film, is finding a following among fans of historical movies. The film and its sequel, Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road, are based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about a fictional Swedish Templar.