Archive - 2008

November 24th

[EAL] Kingdom of Ealdormere’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

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The Canton of Monadh is proud and excited to bring to you The Kingdom of Ealdormere’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Kingdom 12th night.

Come one, come all…January 31st, 2009…mark it on your calendar.

Here is your opportunity to celebrate Ealdormere being a successful and unique Kingdom for an entire decade.

Mono Community Centre
RR 1, 347209 Mono Centre Rd,
Orangeville, Ontario Location:
Canton of Monadh (Orangeville, Ontario)

[MID] Red Spear's Yule Feast XII

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The Canton of Hróðgeirsförðr proudly presents Red Spears' Yule Feast XII and Baronial Championships

Come join us for a day of Merriment, Feasting, Classes, and Challenges as their Excellencies, Thorkell and Helewyse, chime in this glorious season by selecting new Heavy, Rapier, and A&S Champions for the upcoming year.

Date: Dec 13th, 2008
Site Open: 9:00AM-9:30PM
Site Fee: $4.00 Adults, $2 age 5-12, under 5 Free Location:
Canton of Hróðgeirsförðr (Toledo, Ohio)

Book-a-Minute: Beowulf

Don't have time to read a classic? Here's the ultimate Book-a-Minute version of Beowulf!

The spiritual life of the Vikings

Recent discoveries of Viking burial sites have led researchers to rethink previously-held beliefs about the lives of the Norse, especially in regard to their spiritual life.

[AET] Kingdom Twelfth Night

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Greetings Noble populace of AEthelmearc! Autumn is upon us! Yule season approaches with haste! Make your plans now to gather and celebrate Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Shire of Riversedge, on January 10th, 2009! Make your reservations now!

The site, Seton Catholic School (385 Pine St, Meadville, PA 16335) is wet, handicapped accessible, there is ample parking, and plenty of room to gather and for merchants. Meeting rooms will be available Location:
Shire of Riversedge (Meadville, Pennsylvania)

[DRA] Twelfth Night Coronation

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The Shire Aventiure invites the populace of Drachenwald to join us in the north of Frankmark to celebrate this year's Twelfth Night Coronation! Enjoy a weekend with traditional ceremonies, tournaments, archery and A&S classes at the stepping down of King ThorvaldR and Queen Fiona and the elevation of their heirs!

Site:
Waldheim am Brahmsee
Waldheim 1
D-24631 Langwedel/Holstein Location:
Shire Aventiure (Langwedel/Holstein, Germany)

[LOC] Border War XI

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Once again the call goes out to the Kingdom of Lochac to take sides and fight! Once again the Shire of Bordescros calls upon all fighters to take to the field for Honour! for Chivalry! for the favour of your Consort!

This year 'tis not the forces of North and South, nor yet Politarchopolan against Stormholdian. Nay, for this year the fight is greater than ever - Saracen against Crusader - the Faithful against the Infidel... Location:
Shire of Bordescros (Woomargama, New South Wales)

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XIII

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Please join us for a day of Heavy fighting, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Classes, Display of Arts and Sciences, Bardic activities, Shopping, Eating, Mirth and Merry Making! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents Masque of Courtly Love XIII: A Celebration of Mirth and Merry-Making.

It is with great pride that we can announce that we have been informed by Their Royal Majesties Ullr & Annelyse and Their Royal Highnesses EikBrandr & Runa that the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness Sgt. Einar Blakklar and Lady Maerwynn of Warwick will be held at The Masque of Courtly Love XIII: A Celebration of Mirth & Merry Making, Saturday February 21, 2009. Location:
Marche of Alderford (North Canton, Ohio)

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XIII

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Please join us for a day of Heavy fighting, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Classes, Display of Arts and Sciences, Bardic activities, Shopping, Eating, Mirth and Merry Making! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents Masque of Courtly Love XIII: A Celebration of Mirth and Merry-Making.

It is with great pride that we can announce that we have been informed by Their Royal Majesties Ullr & Annelyse and Their Royal Highnesses EikBrandr & Runa that the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness Sgt. Einar Blakklar and Lady Maerwynn of Warwick will be held at The Masque of Courtly Love XIII: A Celebration of Mirth & Merry Making, Saturday February 21, 2009. Location:
Marche of Alderford (North Canton, Ohio)

[MID] North Oaken Regional A&S Faire

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The Marche of Alderford presents the Northern Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire, Saturday March 28, 2009.

Site Info
First Church of the Resurrection
901 East Tucsarawas Street
Canton Ohio

Doors open at 9:00 A.M.
Site closes at 6:00 P.M.

Site is BONE DRY. Brewing and vintning will be held off site. If you plan to enter B&V please inform Autocrat ASAP. Location:
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio)

[CAL] Kris Kinder

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The Barony of Forgotten Sea presents Kris Kinder, December 6, 2008

KCI Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153

Site opens at 7 am for merchants and 9 am for populace.
Site closes at 8 pm. All merchants must be off site by 8 pm
Merchant area will close when Court begins.

Site Fees: $10 adults ($3 non-member surcharge applies); $8 youths (10 to 17); children 9 and younger free. Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City, Missouri)

[CAI] Starkhafn Yule

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Come join us as we celebrate the Barony of Starkhafn's Yule at the winter court of Richard III! The year is 1483 and Richard has been King since late summer, with his lovely wife and Queen, Anne Neville, by his side. Shake out your brocades and furs and show your allegiance to the House of York or the House of Lancaster.

Upon arriving at the site, you will be given a site token marked with either a red or a white rose and there will be a number of intellectual challenges throughout the day to see who will triumph after feast, the White rose or the Red. Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Boulder City, Nevada)

[MID] Saint Nicholas Toys for Tots Tourney

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The Barony of White Waters Presents The Saint Nicholas Toys for Tots Tourney Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Prairie Middle School,
5331 N. Cougar Road
New Carlisle, IN 46552

All times are Central Time
Site opens: Merchants enter at 8:30 a.m. Populace 9 a.m.
Site Closes: 9 p.m. This time is firm

Site Fees: $5 and a NEW TOY (worth at least $5) in original packaging. There is a $3 non-member surcharge. No toy required for kids under 10. We ask that each toy donated be worth $5 each. Cash donations for Toys for Tots also accepted. Location:
Barony of White Waters (New Carlisle, Indiana)

Cynagua Fall 2008 Coronet Photos

Lady Aine de Lacy reports that she has published an album of photos from the recent Fall 2008 Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).

November 23rd

Junior knights' gear - now with sound!

For your young fighter - who needs his or her own sound effects - here is a foam sword and shield which makes actual sounds! Just in time for a headache-filled Christmas!

Gold ring may have belonged to Norman royalty

British metal detector enthusiast Peter Beasley was intrigued recently when he pulled a heavy gold ring from the ground near Petersfield, England. Now experts believe that the ring may have belonged to Robert, the eldest son of William the Conquerer. (photo)

Crimson Sands photos online

Rizardo has posted an album of photos from the Crimson Sands event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

November 22nd

Ancient tsunamis devastated Asian coasts

The recent tsunamis that have caused such devastation in the Indian Ocean may not have been the first. According to a new study which sampled sediments in Thailand and Sumatra, the area may have been hit by a massive tsunami between 600 and 700 years ago.

[OUT] Caer Galen Midwinter

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On this 13th day of December, 999 Anno Domini, Their Excellencies of Caer Galen, Bjarki and Asta, cordially invite you to join them in celebrating winter in its most festive fashion!

This year, we celebrate our Midwinter alongside the Dnieper River, in the beautiful seat of the Rurikid rulers, Kiev. The delegation from Constantinople has come up to visit the Kievan Princes, as well as various envoys from Scandinavia to conduct trade negotiations. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

Calontir Fall 2008 Crown Tourney photos online

Cathus has posted an album of photos from the recent Fall 2008 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

[WES] Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet

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The Champion and Lady of Golden Rivers invite you to join them as they celebrate the founding of Golden Rivers. Enjoy an auction, singing, story telling as we sample foods that are from not one, but several countries in Western Europe!

Site: Carmichael Park Community Clubhouse
5750 Grant Ave
Carmichael CA 95608

The hall opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. This is a DRY site. Location:
Province of Golden Rivers (Carmichael, California)

"Reclaiming the Blade" trailer online

A trailer from the soon-to-be-released documentary Reclaiming the Blade is now available to view online. The film was directed by Daniel McNicoll and stars Viggo Mortensen.

November 21st

Relief donations sought for Caidans severely burned in fire

Thursday November 13th, 2008 two members of the Shire of Isles in the Kingdom of Caid were seriously injured. Wilhelm Caius (mka Lance Hoffman) and his wife Carla were severely burned escaping the Tea Fire in Montecito, CA.

New mailing list for SCA Teachers

A new Yahoogroups discussion forum has been created to help teachers in the SCA find resources.

Modern technology used to help restore "Madonna of the Goldfinch"

"X-rays, CAT scans, reflective infra-red photography, lasers, men and women in white coats, microscopes, latex gloves" all played a part in the restoration of Raphael's masterpiece "Madonna of the Goldfinch," a 10-year project with stunning results. (photo)

Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2008.

November 20th

Amethyst Tourney videos online

Olafr reports that he has posted videos from the recent Amethyst Tourney in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc on Youtube.

SCA in evidence at Doña Ana Arts Council Renaissance ArtsFaire

Members of the SCA were present at the recent Renaissance ArtsFaire sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Faire features artists dressed in period garb who display and demonstrate their wares. S. Derrickson Moore of the Las Cruces Sun-News has the story.

Treasures of "first Byzantine port" wow experts

An amazing assortment of artifacts have been found beneath the waters on the Marmaris Sea near Istanbul with the discovery of what is thought to be the "first Byzantine port of the ancient city of Constantinople." The treasures are giving archaeologists a glimpse of life in 4th century Byzantium.

Photos from Calontir's Fall 2008 Crown Tourney

Hrothgar has created an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.