Archive - Oct 1, 2009

[ANS] Protectorate XXXIII

His Excellency, Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair does bid all warm greetings and is pleased to invite all the populace of the Known World to Namron's Protectorate XXXIII, Oct 9th - 11th, 2009! This year, as every year, courageous warriors from around the Kingdom and the Known World will compete to be named the Protector of Namron. One champion will be selected for each art of Armored Combat and Rapier Combat.

[EAS] An Italian Schola in the Grand Tradition

Greetings from the Shire of Montevale! We've uncovered a “piccola parte” (small piece) of Italy in our own backyard. Come join our fair shire at this idyllic site for a day of learning and friendship in the Italian tradition. A variety of Italian themed classes and others will be offered for your educational pleasure. Anyone willing to teach or merchant is welcome, as well as those who wish to learn and shop. There will dancing, entertainment, a gaming area, Bocce (lawn bowling), and a surprise or two. A children's area set aside,(no structured activities are scheduled).

[OUT] War of the Staked Plaines

War is upon us; are there any who will defend Outlands eastern boarders? We now have new and upcoming fighters and they will need instructions. These fighters are a bit green so they will need some gentle force to correct their errant ways. There is a $7.00 site fee plus a $3.00 non member fee and a $5 feast fee.

3D footprint of Colchester Circus proposed

Philip Crummy, director of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, which in 2004 discovered the location of the Colchester, England Roman Circus, reports that a proposal has been created to mark the dimensions of the site with a "three dimensional representation on the site of the circus footprint."

[MER] Legends XVIII: The Crusades

We invite you to join the Shire of Sol Haven at AH Stephens State Park on November 6th through November 8th as we present LEGENDS: THE CRUSADES.

[MER] Silver Hammer XXXVI

Silver Hammer XXXVI, October 30-November 1, 2009

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Be sure and mark your calendars for SAFF 2009:

Tournament of the Phoenix and Festival of History

In its third year, the Tournament of the Phoenix has proven to be a unique learning experience as well as an exciting sporting event. Only the most highly skilled knights from around the world are invited to compete for the prize. Protected by real, museum grade armour, they engage in a series of events which demonstrate their proficiency in many of the skills essential to the Medieval knight.

Nuremberg Mahzor on display at the Israel Museum

In celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new Year, officials at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem are displaying the Nuremberg Mahzor, a 14th century collection of "handwritten Ashkenazi, or northern European, prayers and liturgical poems." The manuscript is considered the largest surviving text of its kind with only 7 of its 528 pages missing.

SCA handsewing challenge

On his blog, First-time Handsewing Challenge, Gottfried Kilianus challenges SCA members who have never before undertaken a handsewn project to create one, document it, and post the results on his blog.

The ancient origins of fairy tales

A new study by cultural anthropologists shows that popular fairy tales may be older than previously believed, some dating back as much as 2500 years. The experts traced the origins of the stories through many cultures around the world.