Archive - Jun 2008

June 21st

Bordermarch Baronials photo album online

Lord Phocas of Bordermarch has posted an album of photos from Bordermarch Baronials which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

June 20th

Tasha Tudor, 1915-2008

Have you ever fantasized about living a period style life in the modern world? Period clothing, period furnishings and decorating, period house (but with the occasional hidden electrical outlet)? American artist and author Tasha Tudor really did it, though her period was the 1830s rather than the middle ages or renaissance. Tasha Tudor died at home on June 18, 2008 at the age of 92, surrounded by family and friends (and presumably corgis).

Inside a theater costume shop

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes online visitors inside a theater costume shop in a video called "Ever Wonder?"

Ealdormere: the Movie!

Once upon a time.... in a Kingdom to the North.... a group of re-enactors in their late-night Pennsic cups devised a drinking game wherein real-life actors were cast as SCA members in a very fictional film. The result: Ealdormere: the Movie!

June 19th

Answers to questions regarding the proposed waterbearing policy change

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has published a follow-up announcement answering some of the questions that people have asked concerning the proposed change in waterbearing policy.

SCA Board of Directors seeks comments regarding changes to waterbearing in the SCA

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., addresses the issue of official sanctioning of Waterbearers in the SCA. Comments from the populace are requested.

June 18th

Pennsic 37 Blood Drive - Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson reminds everyone that the Pennsic Blood Drive will be held August 1 and 4, 2008 at Zion Baptist Church.

Pennsic Independent Announces Podcasts

The Pennsic Independent is proud to announce the addition of podcasts.

Latest issue of Artes Draconis available online

Legio Draconis reports that the latest issue of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, is now available in PDF format online. The Spring A.S. XLIII issue's theme is "On Campaign."

June 17th

Equestrian photos from Mists/Cynagua War

Lady Zinaida Or'Shinaia has posted an album of photos of equestrian activities at the recent Mists/Cynagua War in the Kingdom of the West.

Chichester's Roman baths to become new tourist destination

First discovered in the 1970s by Chichester archaeologist Alec Down, the British city's Roman baths are scheduled to re-emerge from beneath the car park under which they were buried 17 years ago. The city hopes they will become the centerpiece of a new museum.

"Squires and Cadets" photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald reports that she has posted photos from the recent Squires and Cadets event hosted by Loch Soilleir and Stargate (Houston, Texas) in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

June 16th

The great Estrella flood of 2003

Esmeralda of the Lakes shares footage shot around 1:00 a.m. of the flooding at the 2003 Estrella War on her YouTube account.

Stonehenge should keep its secrets, opines essay

The recent discovery of graves at Stonehenge has led to a frenzy of speculation and proposed activity regarding the origins of the site. One commentator feels that the ancient structure should keep its secrets.

Three elevated at Meridies Kingdom A&S

Bronwen, White Antelope Herald for the Kingdom of Meridies, has announced the elevation of three new Peers at the recent Kingdom A&S event in Their Majesties' Incipient Shire of Stagsgate.

Principality of the Mists Investiture photos online

Gelis of Balwery has posted photos from the recent Investiture in the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists on her SmugMug website.

June 15th

Copper Age "Stonehenge of Sevilla" could become supermarket

Castilleja, Spain's mayor Carmelo Cebo does not believe in the value of the 4,500-year-old Copper Age burial site near Sevilla, calling it "just a pile of stones," not worth saving. The site may be destined to be bulldozed to make way for developers.

[ANT] Quad War!

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Gather in the heart of Avacal when the war drums sound the call to arms! Join the forces of the Coronet and their Heirs as they meet as dreaded foes and dear friends in battle!

There will be activities for everyone - War and Castle scenarios for Armoured and Rapier, Tournaments for all martial activities, Target Archery, Populace shoot, Children's activities, Bardic delights, Classes for all, Siege Cooking, Arts and Sciences competitions, Merchants and more! Location:
Marsden, Saskatchewan

Shakespeare First Folio brings over UK£400,000 at auction

A rare Shakespeare First Folio was auctioned by Christies recently bringing UK£435,250 from an unnamed purchaser. The book was sold to Sir Thomas Munro of Lindertis in 1837 and remained in the family until the 1970s when bought by Christies.

Photos from Steppes Warlord

Caelin on Andrede has posted a large album of photos from the recent Steppes Warlord event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

The Newest Midrealm Soldier

At 8:19 pm EST on Friday, the world was made richer by the addition of Daniel Meade, son of Heidi and Darren Meade, also called Sir Baldwin of Chelmsford (Badger).

June 14th

Renaissance armor at the Folger until September 2008

The Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. glints with Renaissance armor as the library presents the exhibit Now Thrive the Armorers: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare June 5 through September 9, 2008.

Re-enactors needed for Canadian film

On June 21-22, 2008, Lady Alyce will be filming battle scenes for a movie in the Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario area. She will need costumed re-enactors for battlefield scenes.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates for Stefan's Florilegium for June 2008.

Midrealm June newsletters to be re-mailed

Baroness Katarina Peregrine, Middle Kingdom Chronicler, has announced that, due to delivery issues with the United States Postal Service, first-class copies of the June issue of the Pale, the newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, will be re-mailed.

June 13th

Elizabetta ap Isfjord elevated to Pelican in Ansteorra

Aline Swynbrook reports that Her Majesty Vanessa of the Kingdom of Ansteorra elevated Elizabetta ap Isfjord to the Order of the Pelican at the recent Northkeep's Castellan event.

Interest in "Viking Heritage" could restart publication

Folo Watkins reports that Viking specialist and former editor of Viking Heritage Professor Dan Carlsson is considering republication of the magazine if there is sufficient interest.

Siege of Talonval IX Fight in the Forest of Fables

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Siege of Talonval IX: Fight in the Forest of Fables
Noon-Friday, June 27 to Noon-Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wheel Inn Campground - 240 Fogg Rd, Leslie, MI 49251
517-589-8097

THIS IS NOW A REGIONAL WAR PRACTICE

US-127 between Lansing & Jackson: Barnes exit-east, to Meridian-right, Left on Fogg Rd. The Shire of Talonval needs YOU! We are under siege and our damsels need rescued from the towers... Location:
Wheel Inn Campground 240 Fogg Rd, Leslie, MI 49251

Early medieval jewelry found in Bridgewater

Strike up another point for British metal detectorists! A rare early medieval (400 to 500 C.E.) silver pinhead was found in 2006 by Timothy Phillips in a plowed field near Brigewater, England. The 2 cm decoration would originally been attached to a pin, much like a hatpin. (photo)

Border Skirmish V cancelled due to heavy rainfall

Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville, Co-Autocrat for Border Skirmish V in the Kingdom of Northshield, has announced that the event has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall and flooding.