Archive - Jul 9, 2008

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

description:
Once again our explorers have braved the wilds of the New World to bring back that wondrous delicacy – CHOCOLATE!!! Due to our continued and deepening friendship with a small and extremely secretive tribe, the Oompah’s, you will be able to taste chocolate in as way that no others across Europe have yet been able to produce. The Oompah’s are the only ones to have uncovered the secret of sweetening the cocoa bean. Location:
College of Brymstonne (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

[MID] Known World Academy of the Rapier

description:
The Barony of Fenix and the Middle Kingdom are pleased to host the 2008 Known World Academy of the Rapier!

There will be classes for historical rapier combat, classes for SCA rapier combat, classes for A&S of interest to late-period personae, tournaments for all levels of skill and interest! There will be parties to meet and greet your fellow Courtiers. There will be a field trip to the Frazier Arms an Armory Museum - an official depository from the British Royal Armories. Location:
Barony of Fenix (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky)

[WES] Volcanalia

description:
The Romans sacrificed annually to Vulcan, god of fire, so that he would avert harmful fires from their crops. Vulcan is considered to be the manufacturer of armor for the gods and heroes; he also made the thrones for the other gods on Mount Olympus. Come join the Shire of Hrafnafjordr as we fight, feast, and build fire.

The tourneys will be gladiator style, with Roman weapons. Rapier is more than welcome. Arts and Science competition will be most creative fire (materials will be provided on site). Feast meat will be provided, please bring your favorite Roman dish to share. There is plenty room for camping. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

[DRA] R³: Rothenburg Riddle Rampage

description:
Do you remember the good old days of Turmstadt's golden harvests, when you were sent through thickets and underbrush to match your wits with mud puddles and manic marshals? These days are back...with a vengeance!

Turmstadt proudly announces the R³ - Rothenburg Riddle Rampage. We have regrouped and relocated to a campground right next to the beautiful medieval town of "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" in northwestern Bavaria , one of the biggest tourist attractions for the historically inclined (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothenburg_ob_der_Tauber) . From there, we will hand you a haversack with provisions for the day and send you on a scavenger hunt to complete various cunning puzzles and obscure tasks to win the ultimate prize - namely, to decide what is supposed to happen to Nebelwald's precious banner, which is currently in Turmstadt's possession! Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany)

[AET] Central Region Fight Practice

description:
On Saturday July 12, 2008 Count Duncan von Halstern and Countess Ilish O'Donovan will be hosting a regional fight practice on their newly acquired land, sponsored by the Shire of Stormsport (1219 Lake St. Lake City, Pa 16423).

The days activities will start at 10am and end around 6pm. Please feel free to bring your day shades and a picnic lunch, water and gatorade will be provided. Although we will not be having children's activities, we have a large back yard for playing in. Location:
Shire of Stormsport (Lake City, Pennsylvania)

[LOC] Shakespeare/Renaissance Ball

description:
All are invited to attend our mid winter Shakespeare/Renaissance Ball to the live music from Earthly Delights. Saturday 19 July, 2008 7.30pm - 11.30pm St Johns Church Hall, Reid.

All are welcome, no partners necessary. Supper contributions encouraged. Tickets $16 or $8 children under 15 accompanied by paying, supervising adult. SCA Discount - get a list of ten+ people together, and pay group Location:
Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy (Reid, ACT)

Air Trebuchet

Members of the Trebuchet Transport Cooperative of Albany (TTCA) in Albany, New York, feel they have an answer to rising fuel costs using medieval technology: Trebuchet Transport!

Astronomers confirm Tycho Brahe's supernova

New telescopes have allowed modern scientists to observe light echoes of the same supernova that Tycho Brahe described 436 years ago. "Last month, the ability of modern telescopes to observe these faint and fleeting light echoes is a kind of time machine. It reveals what happened in an old supernova explosion when the opportunity for direct observation seems long gone."

Chirurgeonate at Pennsic

Lady Elizabeth Reed, Chirurgeon in Charge for Pennsic 37, reports on activities of the Chirurgeonate and First Aid Point at Pennsic XXXVII.