Archive - Apr 10, 2008

[ANS] King's Collegium 2008

The Collegium will be hosted at Wagonmaster RV Park in Sanger, TX, off of I35. This will be as period an event as we can hold so most classes will be under the shade of pavilions.

*Date:* Saturday, June 14th
*Time:* Classes will start around 10AM, gate will open at 9am

If you are interested in teaching, I will need the following information from you as soon as possible:

    Stargate (Sanger, Texas)

[DRA] Aarnimets Academy

Once again it is time to assemble in the Aarnimets Academy to share one's knowledge of arts and sciences. This event focuses specially on classes and different kinds of workshops.

The events open on Friday at 6 p.m. and closes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Site: The site of this event is the beautiful camp site of Sorja (Mrrintie 4, 38100 Karkku) in Vammala, near Tampere (and owned by Tampereen kessiirtola ry). Sorja is in the best country side of Location:
Barony of Aarnimets (Vammala, Finland)

David gets a facelift

Donatello's David, the 15th century masterpiece housed at Florence's Bargello Museum, has had "work done" in the form of laser treatment to clean off residue, including gold leaf used "on the statue to highlight its wavy hair and clothing."

[MER] Dreamstone Tourney XXIX

The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 29 to be held on April 18-20, 2008 at the large group camp at F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Their Excellencies Bryn Madoc invite you to Their Tourney to determine the new Champion of the Dreamstone. Other challenges await warriors and artisans alike. Come and join us for a weekend of fighting, food, and frivolity! Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

[ANS] Elfsea Springfaire

It is my pleasure to invite you all to Elfsea Springfaire the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4, 2008.

We have many wonderful things planned. We will be holding our competitions to choose our Titled Artisan and Titled Bard. We also have the honor of hosting Guardian of the Gauntlet.

Not an artisan, rapier fighter or bard? It matters not! We also will have heavy fighting scenarios, archery shoots and a Chirurgeon class Location:
Barony of Elfsea (Hillsboro, Texas)

[EAL] Lady Mary Memorial Tournament XXI

The Barony of Rising Waters Invites you to The 21st Annual Lady Mary Memorial Tournament

Saturday May 10, 2008
Fort Erie Native Community Centre
796 Buffalo Rd. Fort Erie, ON.

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: midnight

Site Fee: Adult $8.00 ($3NMS in effect) Child (5-15) $4.00 Feast: Adult $12.00 Child (5-15) $6.00 Feast is Limited to 60 and is by reservation only. The deadline for Location:
Barony of Rising Waters (Fort Erie, Ontario)

[EAL] Dandelion Festival

Come celebrate the arrival of Spring in the wilds of Tor Brant..

Alice and Fraser Rec Centre
1 Henan Road
Pembroke Ontario
K8A 6W6

Site opens: 10 AM closes:9:30 PM

Site Fees
Adult $6 Children 4-16 $2 Maximum Family rate $20
Cheques made payable to SCA-Tor Brant

Event Steward and Reservations: Lady Brennait Location:
Tor Brant (Pembroke, Ontario)

[ANS] Stargate & Loch Soilleir Baronials

Along the coast of Ansteorra stand two great Baronies, Stargate and Loch Soilleir, side by side. These Baronies invite you to the 1st annual combined Baronials and Stargate's 35th Baronial Championship Anniversary on April 19th.

In our first multi-group championship, the Baronies of Loch Soilleir and Stargate will each choose a Chivalric, Rapier, Archery, and Equestrian Champion. Double your chances to win! Expect interesting and challenging scenarios with great prizes and a wonderful feast at the end of a great day. Location:
Baronies of Stargate and Loch Soilleir (Needville, Texas)

"Honor and Glory!" in San Antonio

"We're sort of a mob of misfits," said Lisa Theriot, aka Adelaide de Beaumont at a recent SCA gathering in the Barony of Bjornsborg, in an interview with Vincent T. Davis of the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News.

[OUT]Danse Mystère and Baronial Investiture

The clock is ticking for reservations for Danse Mystere! Don't take a chance on missing this fabulous event -- Dancing! Dance lessons & dancing & more dancing! Investiture of Unser Hafen's new Baron & Baroness! Their Royal Highnesses and their Heirs will be in attendance! Games of chance and skill! Musicians & Magicians! Special activities for young lord and ladies! Dancing bears -- no wait -- Vicar Deotrich told me no on that one. Location:
Canton of Bofharrach

[MID] First Contact: Moors in Hispania

1297 years and 4 days earlier, on April 29, 711, Tariq ibn Ziyad (Taric the One Eyed) swept into Visigothic Hispania. After his Berber armies arrived at Gibraltar, the Iberian Peninsula would never be the same again.

The influences brought by Tariq and his men would resonate through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, making this area a crossroads of music, literature, and social practices.

Marche of Gwyntarian (Akron, Ohio)

[ATL] Southern Atlantia Archery Day: The Hunt

It matters not the reason you loose your bow, ax, knife, or spear - be it for combat, food, sport or to protect your home from the denizens of the wild - Boonville, North Carolina is the place to be! The woods and fields around Castle Elchenburg will be filled with beasts for your hunting pleasure!

This event is open to target archery, thrown weapons and atlatl. Newcomers and beginners are welcome. Prizes will be given for each skill level. Plan to Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Booneville, North Carolina)

[ATE] Atenveldt Kingdom Arts & Sciences Collegium

Come one and all to the biggest, most fun two-day Kingdom Collegium held in Atenveldt in many years! The site is in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr at the privately owned, Green Fields Country Day School ( at 6000 N Camino de la Tierra, Tucson, AZ 85741, less than a mile from I-10 at the Orange Grove exit.

The site includes 14 classrooms, an auditorium for Location:
Barony of Tir Ysgithr (Tucson, Arizona)

[AET] Brass Ring Thing VIII

Once again good gentles do we invite all that is good and great from these Sylvan Lands to celebrate the medieval origins of the carrousel and to give aide to the good gentles of the Herschell Carousel Museum.

Brass Ring Thing VIII: aka the Carrousel Museum Event
Barony of Rhydderich Hael & The Canton of Beau Fleuve
Saturday June 7, 2008 Location:
Barony of Rhydderich Hael & The Canton of Beau Fleuve

Gunndiarfr Magnúsarson offered Knighthood in Outlands

Kathryn reports that THL Gunndiarfr Magnúsarson was offered admittance into the Order of the Chivalry by Their Majesties of the Outlands at Their recent Crown Tournament.

The weight of historical swords

The weight of historical swords has often been debated. J. Clements weighs in with his opinion in an online article for ARMA, The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts.

Great Helm Tourney photos online

The Honourable Lord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted his photos from the recent Great Helm Tourney in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.