Archive - 2008
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2008-01-26 14:56
The contemporary celebration marks 550 years since the celebrated Hungarian King Matthias brought Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists to Hungary and contributed to the development of humanist ideas in greater Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 12:34
The Textile Guild is hosting a Dyeing Workshop on Feb. 2, 2008 starting at 10:00 am. The workshop will be held in Santa Clara (near San Jose, 1 hour South of San Francisco). Mistress Seelie Brianna Sutherland will be teaching.
We will be running 3 dye baths: Indigo, Cochineal, and Turmeric (with
one iron and one alum mordanting).
The colors we will be achieving are: blues, reds, purples, yellows, and
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 12:12
All fighters and combat archers of these Sylvan Lands are called to the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands to besiege or defend the Castle! The year is 1404, and a brave English garrison defends Harlech castle from the assault of Welsh forces led by Owen Glendower.
Owen's victory allowed him to occupy Harlech as his base for the next 5 years, after which the English re-conquered this Edwardian stronghold. On April 5, 2008, the English shall once again defend Harlech against the Welsh attackers, and we shall see who triumphs this day.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 12:03
Come one, come all and join the Captain in honoring the Heart of Winter's Gate, at our Heart's Revel. Come join Winter's Gate for an afternoon and evening of good fun on Saturday February 9, 2008.
There will be a favor making class for all who are interested. We will
also be utilizing the site’s wonderful dance floor, so don’t forget your
dancing shoes!!! The Heart's Whim is sweet treats from the Middle East.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 11:53
The Kingdom of Drachenwald invites each and every one of you to Midsummer Coronation, which is also the celebration of Drachenwald being a kingdom for 15 years!!! Join us in the celebration when we bid farewell to King Sven and Queen Jovi and welcome their rightful heirs to the thrones of Drachenwald.
We can promise you many joyful moments (and, we hope,
hours!) filled with heavy fighting, fencing, classes,
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 11:18
Come join Their Highnesses of Tir Righ and Their Excellencies of Seagirt, and have a whale of a good time celebrating the Barony's 10th birthday with us. There will be Heavy, Light and Archery Tournaments, a variety of Arts and Sciences competitions, a fine Birthday Party Feast, dancing and the pleasure of meeting friends old and new.
When: 15 March 2008
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 11:10
Meistres Gwenllian, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced the selection of new baronial couples for the Baronies of Ered Sul and SunDragon.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 11:05
Ice Dragon's around the corner! Have you started a project or need some ideas? Come join us on Feb 2 from 10-5 at the Masonic Lodge at 28 Main st, Marathon NY, 13830. Bring a project to work on or just come see what everyone is doing.
Segeine promises a substantial sideboard, including her famous onion pie. The site is dry and changing space is limited to the restrooms. Site fee is $8 for the day, children 10 and under 1/2 price, 5 and under free. There is the usual $3 surcharge for non-members.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 10:58
The sound of WAR drums are getting closer and our great armies of the Outlands are preparing for battle. In the quest to help our fellow warrior lass Mistress Royce the barony of al-Barran will be hosting a Snowball tourney for heavy and light weapons fighters in the spirit of fighting and melee.
The list will open at 10am on Sunday, 1/27 at Baatan Park and lay on will happen at 11am. It is a donation minimum of 3$ to enter the tourney. Come bring your best weapons of choice and let the fun begin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 10:26
The Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr and the Marquette University Medieval Society present A Day of Lectures on Medieval Dress by Robin Netherton Saturday, April 5, 2008
9:00am – 6:00pm
Robin Netherton is an internationally known researcher and lecturer of medieval dress history and co-editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles. The day will include lectures on the 14th century European fitted dress ("cotehardie") and the Greenland gored gown, as well as three additional lectures to be announced.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-25 22:54
DragonWorld.TV has produced a "medieval-based combat reality TV show called Knight Quest. The Winners will receive prizes of swords, shields and full plate armor, valued at over $3000."
Submitted by Sir Brand of An Tir on Fri, 2008-01-25 18:54
An Tir, long known for great parties, A&S and some of the best one-on-one fighters around, is finally coming around to the rest of the Known Worlde in trying to actually train War Units, offering a four-day intensive war training event called "Art of War."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-01-25 11:06
For as long as humans have admired themselves in magazines, mirrors and murky pools of water, they’ve also had to contend with the ugly side of beauty.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-24 23:46
Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan would like to remind Estrella War XXIV attendees that deadlines are rapidly approaching.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2008-01-24 18:23
Last weekend, the Marche of Alderford, a local group in the Middle Kingdom, hosted a fighter practice and ad hoc silent auction to help a cancer patient in a neighboring group pay for her medical expenses. SCAtoday.net's Editor, THL Milica of Varna, was there and has posted a photo album.
Submitted by Sir Brand of An Tir on Thu, 2008-01-24 14:54
An Tir, long known for great parties, A&S and some of the best one-on-one fighters around, is finally coming around to the rest of the Known Worlde in trying to actually train War Units.
They are holding a 4 day Intensive War Training Event called "Art of War"
The main instructors will be from outside of An Tir:
Master John the Pell from The East/AEthelmearc, Sir Straum from Midrealm, Count Sir Balin from Caid and Mistress Isabeau and Master Joseph (the Event Stewards from Estrella War). Others to be added.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-24 14:15
Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reports the latest martial and siege weapon announcements for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-24 09:17
Sir Brand deux Leonsand Mistress Cymbric of the Isles report on the progress of the Leukemia/Lymphoma benefit tourney at the Kingdom of An Tir's 12th Night Coronation.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 21:37
The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the 12th Annual Tournament of the White Hart, February 22 -24, 2008, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV, 25504).
The event will feature the traditional heavy weapons tournament emphasizing love and chivalry. Other activities of the day will include fencing, an Arts and Sciences competition, archery, children's activities, and more. The event will open at 6 p.m. on Friday and close at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 20:52
The Shire of Trinovantia Nova welcomes you all to attend a most exciting annual event in a very new venue, Winter War X
St. Joseph's Catholic Secondary School
Saturday, March 1st, 2008
Site opens: 10:00am Site closes: 11:00pm
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 17:43
A new exhibit at the Museum of the Diocletian Baths in Rome lets visitors take a virtual walk down the Via Flaminia, a major travel artery which was "built in the third century B.C.E. to connect Rome to Ariminum, today's Rimini, on the Adriatic sea."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 13:32
The plague, which once devastated the population of Europe, is on the rise again, according to experts. Around 100-200 cases are reported annually, but the disease is cropping up in new locations.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 09:40
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has expressed a grievance over the continued absence of the Lewis Chessmen from Scotland. The chessmen, ivory pieces carved sometime during the 11th century, are housed in various museums in England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-22 18:45
In-depth examination of a Saxon cemetery in East Yorkshire has given archaeologists some insight into the society's system of justice with the study of a dozen decapitated skeletons.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-22 14:15
Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event in the Baronies of Steppes and Elfsea.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-22 10:04
A video on YouTube features the Male Choir of St. Petersburg, Russia, an a capella choir of 25 singers who will be making their American debut in 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-21 21:51
Nathan Williams of the BBC's Timewatch discusses his voyage on the Viking ship Sea Stallion, which sailed from Denmark to Dublin during the summer of 2007. (photos and diagrams)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-21 19:38
Margrethe Astrid Ravn reports that DunDraCon, a gaming convention that runs from February 15-18, 2008 in San Ramon, California, is looking for SCA members to serve as experts and offer demos.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-21 12:00
Gelis of Balweary has posted an album of photos on the SmugMug website from 12th Night in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-20 16:14
Joanna Vallely of the Edinburgh Evening News takes a look at archaeological projects in the city, including excavations at the Grassmarket, Newbridge and the Scottish Parliament.