Archive - 2008

January 20th

Lochac 12th night photos

Lady Isibeal and Mette Boesdatter have posted photos from the recent 12th Night event in Heathcote in the Kingdom of Lochac.

The Curmudgeon's Tale

On the premise that "snarky ranting is period," Baron Master Louis-Philippe Mitouard announces a new SCA-oriented discussion group called The SCA Curmudgeon.

January 19th

“People of the Book" filled with "danger, oppression and high drama"

In a review for the New York Times, Janet Maslin discusses People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, a novel about book preservation that revolves around the discovery of a medieval Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which describes the Jewish Passover Seder.

Roman bridge reconstructed in Northumberland

A 2nd century Roman bridge, which originally crossed the Tyne River in Northumberland, has been reconstructed on the river's bank. The original was one of the largest bridges in Roman Britain.

Western States Folklore Society seeking conference papers

Michael Adams has announced that the Western States Folklore Society is seeking papers for two panels at the upcoming conference to be held Apri; 11-12, 2008 at the University of California, Davis.

January 18th

Phillipos the Skeptic to be laureled in Atenveldt

The populace of the College of Brymstonne report that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have offered Lord Phillipos the Skeptic entrance into the Order of the Laurel.

[AET] Regional Archery Practice

Regional Archery practice will be Sunday Jan 20th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Feel free to show up any time during those times to shoot. We will again be shooting at Gander Mountain in Johnson City. This is for the Winter Challenge.

The address is 528 Harry L. Dr Johnson City NY 13790 for those of you that would like to mapquest it. Location:
AEthelmearc (Johnson City, New York)

[MER] MidWinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2008

The Barony of the South Downs invites you to join us for a day of Beauty and Fellowship at MidWinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2008 Saturday Only • February 9th • UUMAN • 11420 Crabapple Road • Roswell, GA 30075

Come share your Static or Performing Art projects in the beautiful sanctuary space and have them evaluated according to Kingdom A&S rules. Mingle in fellowship with fellow Artisans to discuss all manner of things as you see fit. Enjoy the delicious repast prepared as a Heavy Luncheon (buffet style). Stay for a festive Revel of combined European and Hafla music. Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Roswell, Georgia)

[DRA] Midwinter Feast

It is yet again the cold and dark time of the year when you wish to simply curl up on a couch with a cup of something hot. But low 'n behold, there is also a better way to enjoy wintertime. Let us invite you to the Canton of Unikankare to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast, to be held at Ahtela youth camping centre in Sauvo (street address Ahtelantie 21), near Turku, Finland.

The site opens on Friday at Location:
Canton of Unikankare (Sauvo, Finland)

[CAI] Festival of the Rose

Are you or your group CAID's next Bardic Idol? Be you Dancer, Drummer, Singer or Performer of any Stripe, Come and impress the masses (and our judges)!

You say you have a talented Warband, an Entertaining Household, or a Barony that rocks? Come to Festival of the rose, and strut your stuff (ahem, family safe, please.) Bring home the trophy for your area! Think of it as a musical Melee! Bring on the singing Pirates, the Viking Marching songs, and the Sea Shanties! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Lancaster, California)

[ART] Birthday Bash XXII

Greetings to the gentle folk throughout the great and mighty Kingdom of Artemisia. The populace of the Shire of Silver Keep is eagerly anticipating the Shire's upcoming birthday. We invite all to throw off the doldrums of winter and come celebrate our Shire's birthday at Birthday Bash XXII.

A traditional Bearpit tournament will be held to decide both our tournament and Shire's champions. A rapier tournament will also be held. Location:
Shire of Silver Keep (Bozeman, Montana)

The appeal of the armorer's craft

In an article for The Guardian, James Fenton looks at the armorer's craft and its continuing appeal to museum visitors.

Ansteorra Coronation photos online

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

January 17th

[TRI] Lion's Tourney 2008: Chinese New Year

Come up to Oldenfeld to celebrate Chinese New Year in the Land of Big Fun, Feburary 8th - 10th!

Lion's Tourney 2008: Chinese New Year
Feburary 8th - 10th, 2008.

The Barony of Oldenfeld in the Kingdom of Trimaris proudly invites all to join us when we will ring in the Year of the Lion in true Land of Big Fun style!

We now have full Lyst information available! Get ready for a good time fighting for the dream! Location:
Barony of Oldenfeld (Crawfordville, Florida)

[CAL] Melon Wars IV

Melon Wars IV - Vikings vs Saxons - April 25-27 2008

Please do check the revised web site and check out the official flyer for Melon Wars IV: Location:
Shire of Flinthyll (Burlington, Iowa)

[LOC] May Crown 2008

The Shire of Darton invites you to attend May Crown in Darton. Enjoy a weekend of festivities centred around our finest fighters competing for their consorts to be the next Crown of Lochac.

Relax in our tavern on Friday night, watch the pageantry and chivalry of a crown tournament followed by a fabulous feast on the Saturday, and then on Sunday enjoy the spectacle of a rapier tourney.

Come and experience the hospitality that Darton is renowned for. Location:
Shire of Darton (Wellington, New Zealand)

[ART] Baroness' Champion

As the long winter nights give way to the first rays of spring sunshine, Antoinette Clarissa du Bete, Eighth Baroness of One Thousand Eyes, has declared that joyous merrymaking and grand tournament are in order as she selects a new champion to go forth and defend her honor from all challenges, martial or otherwise.

In keeping with the tradition of this event, to be eligible to wear the favor of Baroness? Champion the candidate must be a member of the Barony of Location:
Barony of One Thousand Eyes (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

[CAI] Practicum of the Sword

Starkhafn's School of Defence presents the second annual Practicum of the Sword for students of the Arte of Defence, and Chivalric combat, we welcome you to two days of classes on the historic masters of sword play!

Nevada Museum & Historical Society at Lorenzi Park
700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107

$10 for members (+$3 non-members)
Includes Lunch and Revel Saturday Evening Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas, Nevada)

[EAS] Bellringers

Winter is upon us, cold winds blow from the north, the sea is grey, the forests are bare, and the creatures of the wild sleep in their burrows. Gentles huddle in their homes and dream of warmer times.

It is in this darkest of seasons that warmth and friendship are most needed.

To lighten your hearts and fill your bellies the Barony of Carillion is once again proud to present our annual Baronial gathering known as Bellringers. Location:
Barony of Carillion (Barnegat, New Jersey)

[WES]Cynagua Investiture

Dregal and Bronwyn, Prince and Princess of Cynagua, Request the pleasure of your company at the Celebration of the Investiture of Their Heirs, Alden and Constantina, on Saturday, January Twenty-sixth, Anno Societatis XLII.

Please join Them at Harvest Hall at Thirty-Eight Hundred Cornucopia Way in Modesto, California between the hours of ten in the morning and ten in the evening.

Following Investiture Court, Alden and Constantina invite all Combatants to participate in a double elimination Armoured Combat Tournament. The Tournament shall be open to all entrants, with the member of the Cynaguan Guard that advances the furthest to be named Capitan. Bring your armor and come test the mettle of the Cynaguan Guard. The tournament will be double elimination. Their Highnesses request that each combatant come prepared to deliver a toast during invocation. Location:
Shire of Canale (Modesto, California)

North Wales Celtic "Land of the Dead?"

A 19th century map may be the key to a Celtic mystery: the location of the legendary Land of the Dead. According to the map, it may be in the Ruabon and Halkyn Mountains in North Wales.

[GLE] Newbie Collegium

RAGNAROK/RAGS-OR-NOT January 19, 2008 Conway, AR - Cold Springs Retreat

What Will Be Happening?
Fighters- (Heavy & Light) Come compete in our Protectorate Tourney!
Heavies- How about an Axe & Round Shield Tourney?! (contact our Fighter
Marshal Ld. Sven the White for specifics)
***Note-Axe & Round Shield will be provided by the Fighter Marshal
Light- Contact Osric for more information. Location:
Shire of Lagerdamm (Conway, Arkansas)

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The SCA Board of Directors will meet October 18, 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Kingdom of the East
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B2T 0A2
CANADA Location:
Halifax, Nova Scotia

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The SCA Board of Directors will meet July 19, 2008 in Seattle, Eashington.

Kingdom of An Tir
Seattle, WA Location:
Seattle, Washington

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the SCA will meet April 19, 2008 in Grapevine, Texas.

Kingdom of Ansteorra
Embassy Suites - Outdoor World
2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051 Location:
Grapevine, Texas

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the SCA will meet January 26, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.

Kingdom of Trimaris
Embassy Suites - Tampa Airport / Westshore
555 North Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (813) 875-1555 Location:
Tampa, Florida

[ANT] 2008 Kingdom A&S Championship

Greetings to the lists, Please forward this to other interested parties; The 2008 Kingdom A&S Championship is right around the corner. This year, it is being hosted by the Barony of Dragons Laire in Silverdale, WA. The site is the lovely Silverdale Beach Hotel, previous site of the 2006 Kingdom A&S. The date is March 14 - 16th. When making reservations at the hotel, please make sure to mention the SCA to get the discount. Location:
Barony of Dragons Laire in (Silverdale, Washington)

[LOC] Rowany Newcomers AS-XLII

A new year brings new growth, and this year brings new growth in a number of areas. A new Festival site and an early Festival this year needs new faces to impress with our unique style of fun, education and sport.

Newcomers Feast is a great opportunity to bring along friends and family and show them the fun that is the SCA in Rowany.

This year's Newcomers is shaping up to be a showcase of all that makes the Location:
Barony of Rowany (Croydon, New South Wales)

Build yourself a yurt

Raoul, St. Florian de la Riviere, of the Kingdom of Lochac, has posted instruction on how to build a yurt or gher.

Two offered peerages at Caerthean 12th Night

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands recently offered peerages to two members of Their populace, Seuilla de Cordoba and Deotrich Hiltipard, at Caerthean 12th Night.