Archive - Aug 2008

August 14th

Trimaris' King readies troops for Pennsic combat

It was raining in West Palm Beach, Florida, but that didn't stop King Mittion of the Kingdom of Trimaris from leading a fighter practice at a local park to prepare for the Pennsic War. Paul Quinlan of the Palm Beach Post was on hand for the story. (Photos and video)

Ansteorra Summer 2008 Coronation Pictures

Collwyn reports that he has published an album of photos from the King's Champion Tourney at the Kingdom of Ansteorra's Summer 2008 Coronation.

Four elevated to peerages at Oertha Coronet

At the recent Court of Their Majesties of the West at Oertha Coronet, four citizens of the Principality were elevated to peerages.

August 13th

Gunthar Jonsson victor of Ansteorra Crown

Mistress Xene announced on July 26, 2008 that Sir Gunthar Jonsson was the victor of the Summer 2008 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

William Blackfox Awards - A.S. 42 announced

Herr Otto von Schwyz, Society Chronicler, has announced the winners of the A.S. 42 (2008) William Blackfox Awards. These awards are given for excellence in the fields of newsletter publication.

Pennsic 18 Woods Battle

Scutari shares a rare look inside a Pennsic Woods Battle with a video on YouTube. The video was shot at Pennsic 18 (1989).

August 12th

Known World Beekeepers Gather at Pennsic 37

Beekeepers and prospective beekeepers throughout the SCA gathered at the first annual Beekeepers' Soiree at Pennsic 37 on Wednesday, August 7th.

Photos of Atenveldt Collegium available

Godfrey von Rheinfels, Atenveldt Kingdom Web Minister, has posted an album of photos from Atenveldt's recent Aten-Sundragon Collegium.

Gelis' photos from from West Kingdom events online

Gelis of Balwery reports that she has created several albums of photos from recent events in the West Kingsom.

August 11th

Alleged Bayeux vandal cleared

In an announcement at the major conference on the Bayeux Tapestry which took place recently at the British Museum, Anna Eliza Stothard was cleared of an accusation of vandalizing the tapestry.

Cynagua Summer 2008 Investiture photos

Aine de Lacy has posted an album of photos from the recent Summer Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).

Shava's photos from Warriors and Warlords 2008

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on her visit to the recent Warriors and Warlords event, and shares her photos along with those of Thora, Cadwallon, and Erilar.

August 10th

Ansteorra Summer 2008 Coronation photos online

Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.

Historic embroidery from the Met on display at the Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture will present Twixt Art and Nature: English Embroidery from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ca. 1580-1700 from December 11, 2008 until March 15, 2009.

Re-enacting medieval cavalry with Henrik Olsgaard

Finnvarr has posted an "account of Duke Henrik of Havn's participation in the reenactments at Hastings in 2000/2006" on his blog. The article discusses re-enacting the medieval cavalry.

August 9th

Sutton Hoo Society to present "Arts and Crafts in the Mead Hall"

The Sutton Hoo Society will present Arts and Crafts in the Mead Hall: The Roots of English Culture on October 25, 2008 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. Registration costs 35 pounds per day for adults and 17 pounds for students.

Lady Mary photos now online

Lord Alexander reports that he has created several albums of photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's Lady Mary event. They are available to view on the Two Ravens website.

Roleplaying: SCA or real life?

Beverly Biehl of Frisco recently encountered the SCA when she attended her brother-in-law's SCA wedding where she was required to dress in garb. In an article for the Dallas Morning News, Beverly uses her SCA experience to look at the roles we play in life.

August 8th

Neal Stephenson on Rapier vs. Katana...

Neal Stephenson reconsiders a storyline from his novel "The Confusion" in light of his recent experiences with rapier [and dagger].

Photos from Lochac's Midwinter Coronation

Richard and Susanna have created an album of photos from the recent Midwinter 2008 Coronation in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Romans lived "stylish lives" in Britain

The lifestyles of the rich and famous Romans are being studied through archaeology at Caerwent, Monmouthshire by Channel 4's Time Team. One of the best-preserved Roman towns in Britain includes shops, streets, a temple and a bath.

August 7th

Vietnamese waged fierce battle against Kublai Khan.

Researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia are hoping to shed new light on the 13th century battle between ships from the fleet of China’s emperor Kublai Khan and the Vietnamese general Tran Hung Dao, who defended the Bach Dang River near Hanoi.

SCA fighters' podcast

The Eric Reborn podcast discusses SCA combat and is looking for guests to interview on the show.

Thatsa Mare in Northshield

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos and memories from Thatsa Mare XIII which took place June 28, 2008 in the Kingdom of Northshield.

August 6th

Lilies "Faces" online

KansasCity.com offers an extensive album of portraits of attendees taken at this year's Lilies War (June 13-22, 2008).

Calafia May War Court pictures online

Sheikh Yusuf reports that he has posted an album of photos from Calafia May War in the Kingdom of Caid on his Flickr website.

Historic Atenveldt photos online

THL Godfrey von Rheinfels, Atenveldt Kingdom Web Minister, has created two albums of historic photos from the Kingdom of Atenveldt online. The events took place in 2004.

August 5th

Lilies War XXII trailer online

Can you capture the excitement of Lilies War in a little over 1 minute? Lynnvander Productions makes a good attempt in a video clip from their commemorative video of the Lilies XXII.

Darter's photos of Siege of Harlech Castle online

Byron and Ariella report that Lord Darter has posted some amazing photos from the Siege of Harlech Castle event which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

West Kingdom June 2008 Crown Tourney and Golden Rivers Rapier Championship photos online

Aine de Lacy reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent June Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West. She also sharea an album of photos from Golden Rivers Rapier Championship & Collegium.