Archive - Mar 2009

March 20th

Promwear for the creatively-minded

Want to get "Stuck at the Prom?" Enter Duck Products' annual duct tape promwear contest! View previous entries and get all the rules online.

Golden Rivers Championship Tournament photos online

Lady Áine de Lacy shares her photos from the recent Golden Rivers Championship Tourney which took place February 21, 2009 in Carmichael California in the Kingdom of the West.

SCA member creates jewelry for stage production of "Mary Stuart"

Baroness Estrid Nordmark of the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports that she has been commissioned to create jewelry and props for a stage production of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. (photos)

Medieval postcards subject of lecture in Syracuse

On March 24, 2009, Kathryn M. Rudy, a world-renowned art historian, will discuss the history of the postcard, tracing its roots to the 15th century. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in room 107 of Syracuse University's Hall of Languages.

March 19th

[ATE] Kingdom of Atenveldt Coronation

Join us in the Merry Month of May specifically May 2nd and 3rd to celebrate the end of the Glorious reign of Their Majesties Walrick and Cecila and to crown Their Heirs Craven and Elzbieta.

[WES] Viking Tourney

The VIKINGS are Coming! An old tradition invades our mountain coastline again as the Shire of Mountainsgate is throwing a Scandawhovian brawl at a great site 25 minutes north of Placerville, CalIFORNIA.

At the isolated (but close) Finon Lake Reservoir we will host Norse styled fighting events including the Holmganga and Balder's Blind Melee.

[LOC] Newcomers Feast

Greetings All and hear the tidings of the first feast for a new generation of Rowanites. Be there at this momentous beginning of something beautiful!

Photos from Dame Tsivia's Pelican vigils and elevation

Dame TSivia's recent vigils (in two different kingdoms) and elevation to the Order of the Pelican was captured by multiple photographers, who have kindly shared their work on various web sites.

[EAL] Lady Mary 22

Lady Mary 22 May 9, 2009

[ANS] Elfsea Defender 2009

Their Excellencies, Dáire de Haya and Druinne de Salesberie, Baron and Baroness of Elfsea do invite one and all to bear witness to the lysts upon which their next Defenders will be determined by right of arms.

[ATE] Kingdom Arts & Sciences Collegium

It is with the common desire to study, learn, and apply new skills that the Kingdom of Atenveldt is announcing the 2009 Atenveldt Kingdom Arts & Sciences Collegium. The Collegium will take place in the Barony of Atenveldt. This is a two-day event.

[WES] Ice Saints/Beltane

The snow is melting, the grass is coming back, and Earngyld is growing. Come join us for a day of dancing, games and celebration as the Shire moves to full status. There will be a display table for everyone to show off any arts and sciences project they are working on. There will be snacks and meats, but feel free to bring period foods to share. For those interested in fighting there will be practice on Sunday.

[ATL] Defending the Gate VIII

The year is 1485. Rumors have begun spreading through the taverns and villages that Henry Tudor is gathering an army to confront Richard Plantagenet and take the English throne. And while some would love to follow a Welshman to a battle in England, there are others who are wondering if it is time to resuscitate Owain Glyndwr's dream of a free Wales . . .

Scandinavian grafitti

Wondering what to do with that boulder in your garden? How about turning it into a runestone work of art? Kalle the Runecarver of Sweden shows off his large-scale work on his website.

"Militas Christi" to premiere in North Carolina

Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn reports that Militas Christi, a film made by senior students at the North Carolina School of the Arts Film School, and featuring SCA members, will premiere May 29, 2009 on the University of North Carolina School of the Arts campus in Winston-Salem, NC.

New Heirs in Caid

It was a long labor involving Many different Midwives, Guardsmen, and Warriors, but in the end it was Count Edward Sinestre who stood triumphant on the Tournament Field.

March 18th

[MER] Spring Crown List

Spring Crown List presented by the Shire of Sol Haven. May 1-3, 2009 at A. H. Stephens Historic Park, Crawfordville, GA.

[ATL] Tir-y-Don's Baronial Birthday

Tir-y-Don's Baronial Birthday: Crusade to New Kent March 20 - 22, 2009

[GLE] Forest Maiden V

A call goes out for all noble fighters to take part in a Heroic Tourney and vie to claim for their consort the title of "Forest Maiden".

[ATL] St. Aiden's Melee College

Heroic warriors, prepare for a day of glory, battle, blood, and fun! The Order of St. Aiden has teamed with the generous Barony of Storvik, Jewel of Atlantia, to host a day of melee combat to prepare the Kingdom for our summer campaigns.

Bring your band of brothers and test them against the Order of St.

[ATL] Journey Through Time

Join us on our journey to celebrate time periods of the Known World! We will compete on the field, on horseback, and the gentler pursuits of the arts and sciences. And for those who love a challenge, join the Quest and find out who was who in our time! Prizes will be awarded for each martial discipline and for A&S competitions.

Levenger offers Sarajevo Haggadah facsimile

The Levenger Company has produced a facsimile of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a 14th century Spanish prayer book and the oldest haggadah known. The original found its way to Sarajevo, and was saved by an Islamic scholar during World War II.

Mongolian dogs "brave and deadly"

An article for Mongolia-Attractions.com discusses the characteristics of the dogs, which have changed little since the time of the Huns.

Shakespeare Facebooked

If William Shakespeare had had a Facebook or MySpace account, what might it have looked like? Mike McPhaden thinks he knows with Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me. (PG-13 for language)

March 17th

[NOR] Quest for Camelot

Come to the Black Hills this Spring and join us in our Quest to make Camelot come alive again! At Quest for Camelot, the Kingdom of Northshield defends it's borders against the incursions of the Outlands and Artemesia.

[MID] Spring R.U.M.

The Shire of Narrental and the Middle Kingdom Proudly Host Spring R.U.M. Saturday, April 25th, A.S. LVIIII

[LOC] House Radburne Anniversary Feast and Tourney

The Household of Radburne would like to invite one and all to our Anniversary Feast and Tourney.

[ATE] Barmaids

The Thunder Mountains are calling us...... They want to hear our laughter, feel the beat of our drums, gaze upon our newest garb, taste our brews, and smell the food grilling over the fire. Come to your senses and join us at Barmaids!

[CAI] Potrero War

The Barony of Calafia wishes to cordially extend an invitation to the entirety of the Knowne World to join us once again for a weekend of fighting, frolicking, and revelry in the shade of the beautiful oak trees of Potrero Park.

Her Majesty invites you for a visit

Did you know that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England has a website? Indeed She does, and one where you may enjoy a virtual tour of Windsor Castle, walk through the gardens at Buckingham Palace, or the gallery of royal paintings.