Archive - Jul 2008

July 19th

[EAL] Baron's Howe XVI

If you like to fight, this is the place you should be. Three days of fighting, free or a donation. Evenings filled with camp fires, gentle sounds of nature as she sooths you to sleep, or you can grab a free beer from the Brennisteinn Vatn encampment, sit and have a great time talking to us.

Baron's Howe is 16 years old, and we ask that all the Fighters come and celebrate with us.

But I'm not a fighter! Location:
Shire of". Brennisteinvatn (Bonfield, Ontario)

[EAL] Fruits of Our Labours 2

The Barony of Ramshaven Presents: Fruits of Our Labours 2 (FOOL me TWICE) Friday, August 29th at 4pm – Mon, September 1st at 2pm, 2008.

Blue Springs Scout Camp
14009 Sixth Line – Nassagaweya
Acton, ON

Fri-Mon $30.00 adults
Fri –Mon $15.00 (under 12 yrs)
Day Rate: $15.00 adults
Day Rate: $10.00 (under 12 yrs)

Co-Event/Reservations Stewards: Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Acton, Ontario)

[DRA] Horseradish War VI

It's time for Horseradish War again! We will fight and celebrate in the very heart of Berlin, where we welcome our friends and await our enemies to prove to one and all that Baerenau has the best and most delicious horseradish in the known world.

Fighting: We are planning on battles and tournaments for heavy and light combatants, archery and an A&S or bardic competition. In the evening we will of course Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Berlin, Germany)

Midsummer Gathering photos

Lady Catte of Lennox has announced that she has posted an album of photos from Midsummer Gathering on her Flickr account. The event was held recently in the Shire of Smithwick (East Kingdom) and hosted by the Freehold of Tir, a Viking Group in Houlton, ME.

July 18th

Uprising XXII photos online

Lady Brighid has posted an album of photos from the recent Uprising XXII in the Kingdom of Artemisia on her Flickr website.

Drachenwald Summer 2008 Coronation photos online

Margaret de Mey reports that she has posted several albums of photos from the recent Coronation of Thorvaldr and Fiona in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

[WES] West Kingdom Work Party

There will be a work party at Ed Levin Park on Sunday July 20th from 10am to 2pm.

The park would like us to paint kiosks and help dispose of some black plastic tarping. Since we have used up most of our volunteer credits for the year any and all help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in attending please meet me at 9:45am at the main ranger station located at 3100 Calaveras Rd, Milpitas 95035. Please bring gloves or paint brushes, and wear work clothes. Location:
West Kingdom (Milpitas, California)

[OUT] Blackwater Keep's A Fun Day of A & S

All hail citizens of the Outlands. The Shire of Blackwater Keep announces our annual A Fun Day of A & S event. We are returning to First United Methodist Church at Sycamore Avenue and 14th street in Clovis, NM.

Site opens at 8:00 am, classes begin at 9:30 am, and Site closes at 10:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycomore Avenue, Clovis, NM 88101

The Autocrat of the Event is Location:
Shire of Blackwater Keep (Clovis, New Mexico)

Kaamelott: sacred intervals

The strict codes of medieval sacred music are parodied in this hysterical video posted on YouTube. King Arthur, Sir Bors and a monk trade theories on music with unexpected results. PG-13 for language.

July 17th

[EAS] Coronation of Darius and Alethea

We are pleased to announce that the Coronation of Darius and Alethea will be held on Saturday, September 27th, in the Barony of Carolingia (Lexington, MA).

The fee for the site will be $10 per adult (non-members will be charged an additional $3). Children aged 11-18 will be charged $5, children 10 and under are free, and students with a valid ID are $9.

The feast will be cooked by Lord Zohane Faber, called Eletarius. The Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Lexington, Massachusetts)

Position Open: Society Exchequer

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Exchequer. This position reports to the SCA Treasurer who reports to the SCA Board of Directors.

[OUT] Caer Galen Defender

Come one come all to Caer Galen Defender, the event one Crown called "The most fun you can have without fear of incarceration." Join us for a full weekend of the finest fighting, fencing, fun, and frolic in the entirety of the Outlands! Be prepared to exhaust yourself before sundown at the most beautiful site in the northern Outlands, Pickle Gulch.

Fight for the high honor that is the Caer Galen Defender, or help Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Central City, Colorado)

[OUT] Clann War

Make you way to the wonderful, cool oasis of summer, Ruidoso, New Mexico, and join in the fellowship and fun that is Clann War! This year, Clann War will be held on 22-24 August, in the Lincoln National Forest. Pay heed to the OH for more details around directions, site fee, etc.

The Shire of Nahrun Kabirun is hosting a day of A&S classes (from about 10AM to 5PM) on 23 August. If you are interested in teaching a class, please Location:
Shire of Nahrun Kabirun (Ruidoso, New Mexico)

[ATL] Coronation of TRM Jason and Gerhild

Home from war and with the leaves beginning to turn, the winds of change sweep through our Fair Atlantia. Come to the wilds of the Coast and welcome the New King and Queen of our realm. The sword swift and honor sure, TRH Jason Kinslae rises before our Kingdom to lay claim to His Rightful Throne. The beloved and beautiful Gerhild the Willful at His side to lead us with grace and courtesy. It will be a day of celebration in blue and yellow to due honor to new monarchs, with homage given to all things Norse. There will be food aplenty with a feast served from Giants. A bardic festivals into the night. Location:
Stronghold of Raven's Cove (Swansboro, North Carolina) Meet & Greet at Pennsic

Come meet's Publisher Justin and Editor-in-Chief Milica for an hour-long Meet in Greet at Pennsic. Location:
Pennsic War (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

[LOC] Bal d'Argent & Baronial Investiture

Come to the Investiture of the next Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn, the Bal d'Argent, classes covering all a gentleman needs to know, and lots of fabulous food - all set in London in 1600.

Date - 12-14th September 08
Place - Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ)
Cost - NZ$40, or NZ$55 with extra meals (for adult members, for whole event, paid before the 12th of August - email me or consult the website for non-members, children, etc). Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Medieval malting upholds Bury St Edmunds brewing tradition

The archaeological discovery of a structure that is thought to be a medieval malting in Bury St Edmunds, England has added to the town's long-standing relationship with beer. Once the site of a wealthy monastery of brewing monks, the town now hosts the Greene King Brewery.

Britain Before the Domesday

Please join us at Pennsic for a day of activities celebrating early medieval Britain. There will be space for A&S displays, Artisans’ Row type activities, small classes, and general opportunities to discuss early Britain. Cold beverages and light snacks will be served.

Please contact the coordinator if you are interested in teaching a short class, showing a piece in the A&S display, or demonstrating an activity on our Artisans’ Row. Location:
Pennsic War (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

Pennsic Independent Offers New Mailing Option

The Pennsic Independent offers a new mail-home subscription option to help with delivery problems.

Photos from La Promenade A&S Collegium 2008

Hrefna reports that she has posted an album of photos taken by Master Kristoff at the A&S Collegium for La Promenade in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

July 16th

Date of Roman invasion of Britain recalculated

Professors Donald W. Olson and Russell Doescher of Texas State University, along with some of their students, used subtle astronomical clues to recalculate the date of Caesar's invasion of Britain. Their findings have been published in the August 2008 Sky & Telescope magazine.

[AET] AEthelmearc Coronation

The Coronation of Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye will be held on September 20th in the Shire of Heronter. In addition to the Last Court of Khalek and Branwyn, and the Coronation and First Court of Christopher and Morgen, the day will include tournaments to select the new Rapier Champion, Youth Combat Champion, and a competition at which Christopher and Morgen will select their Arts and Sciences Champion. Location:
Shire of Heronter (Randolph, New York)

[EAL] Baronial Muster

Come enjoy a weekend of camping, fighting, feasting and archery!!

Located at
6152 County Rd #9/Hay Bay North Shore Rd
Napanee, ON

The site opens Friday July 18, 2008 at pm and closes Sunday.

Please be advised that this event is held on a private farm, which means that it is primitive camping. Please bring all your water needs with you as there are Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Napanee, Ontario)

[OUT] Here There Be Dragons

Is Pennsic out of your realm of financial possibilities? Instead of going East, why not go North? The Shire of Plattefordham offers you a last chance to slaughter to your heart's content before the summer ends. Hardsuiters, archers, fencers, litter the ground w/ your dead ("Wait, I'm not dead!")! Bards, slay the audience w/ your clever tongues! There will be torchlight tourney, a ford battle, a castle battle (we have an archer's tower...), and so much more! Bring the kiddies -- we have a playground! Location:
Shire of Plattefordham (Glenrock, Wyoming)

[EAS] East Kingdom War Camp

Last chance to practice before Pennsic! The shire of Eisental is once again hosting an East Kingdom War Camp at the Ukranian Homestead in Lehighton PA. There will be heavy weapons melee using the war scenarios, as well as archery, fencing, and thrown weapons. We also have space for siege weapons and gunnery. No organized children's activities are planned.

Merchants are welcomed; there is no charge for merchanting but MERCHANTS MUST PRE-RESERVE with autocrat for space BEFORE the event-- Contact the Autocrat at, with subject line War Camp Merchanting. Location:
Shire of Eisental (Lehighton, Pennsylvania)

[EAS] Carolingian Baronial Championships

In the name of Baron Jehan, all gentles are invited to attend the Archery and Thrown Weapons Competitions for the Barony of Carolingia on Saturday, July 19th, 2008 (rain date: Sunday, July 20th). During the day, the mighty archers and weapons throwers of Carolingia will compete to choose the best among them for the Baron's Champion.

The event will be on the Town Fields of Bedford, MA, located on Mudge Way (no street number). Location:
arony of Carolingia (Bedford, Massachusetts)

Outlands Spring 2008 Coronation photos online

Mistress Kathryn reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Heather Whipps' "How the Spice Trade Changed the World"

LiveScience columnist Heather Whipps writes a weekly column on world-changing events. A recent article discusses how the Spice Trade brought East and West together.

"Experimental archaeology" at Lysts of Castleton

Recently, a group of SCA members from the Kingdom of Ansteorra undertook an exercise in "experimental archaeology" at the Lysts at Castleton event. The Monks of Castleton spent the event re-creating the monastic lifestyle.

July 15th

Elaine Fairchild of Bishopsgate elevated to Laurel in the West

Dame Francesca von Hesse reports that Elaine Fairchild of Bishopsgate was elevated to the Order of the Laurel at West Kingdom Crown Tournament June 21, 2008.