Archive - Mar 2009

March 3rd

[ATE] Bacchanal

Please join us for the sixth annual Brymstonne Bacchanal on Saturday April 4th, 2009.

[ATL] Spring Crown Tournament

As the soft spring breezes drift over the coast of Atlantia, Their Majesties call forth all warriors to a glorious day of combat to determine the Heirs to Their throne. The Stronghold of Raven's Cove has the distinct honor of hosting this event and promises the populace a day filled with fighting and camraderie. Come join us on the coast at a lovely site overlooking the water where dolphins have been known to frolic and the sunsets are spectacular.

[ANT] Irish Feast

Join the goode folkes of the Shire of River's Bend in celebrating their 24th annual Irish Feast. This year we will be celebrating our Irish families and history with all things Irish. We invite all of the folks of the Kingdom of An Tir to bring their Irish bits, foods and skills to our feast and share. Wear your finest Irish garb and have fun.

Can I buy a vowel?

Looking for the perfect gift of an SCA linguist or herald? Wondering what to get that shire-mate with a Welsh persona? How about Scrabble yn Gymraeg, Scrabble in Welsh?

[NOR] The Pheasants are Revolting Too

THE PHEASANTS ARE REVOLTING TOO!" FEATURING The Tournament of Erehwon That should keep those revolting pheasants in line.

[OUT] Caerthe Arts & Sciences Championship

As the snows melt and spring comes to the aspen groves, it is time for the mighty Barony of Caerthe to bring its thoughtful attention to the great beauty created not only by nature, but also by our talented artists. Please join us as we marvel at the diverse works of our populace and choose a new champion for the upcoming year.

[ATL] Crescent Guard Archery Games and Lochmere Arrow Competition

Please join us as we follow Dante and Virgil on a journey into the underworld. We are assailed by beasts (a lion, a leopard, and a she-wolf). We fall into a "deep place where the sun is silent" -- the Inferno. We will be assaulted by wasps and hornets, wrapped in Minos tail, face the 10-eyed devil himself and angels both good and evil! All of this and more in the span of one brief day.

Lysts at Castleton video highlights best of the SCA

"The most beautiful event in the SCA" (at least to Ansteorrans) is featured in a wonderful short film posted by Sir Giotto" on YouTube. The beautifully-edited film advertises the upcoming Lysts at Castleton event.

March 2nd

Photos from Calontir's Bloody Trident Inn online

Hrothgar reports that he has posted photos taken by himself and Amba at the Bloody Trident Inn event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Jewish treasures on display in England

The Treasures of the Black Death exhibit at London's Wallace Collection showcase two hoards of medieval jewelry dating to the 14th century. The treasures were owned - and buried with - Jewish families who perished during the Black Plague. (photos)

SCAdian the inventor of S.P.E.A.R.

Baron Josef Donnerbauch (Simon Rohrich) is a Renaissance man. In addition to his passion for the SCA, his Excellency has invented S.P.E.A.R., the Self-Propelled Electronic Armored Rack, "a compact data center on wheels." Jamie Peachey of the Phoenix New Times has the story.

Mongol invasion via Playmobile?

Parents of young children know that Playmobile, out of Zirndorf, Germany, has a seemingly endless supply of small, plastic figures to purchase including knights, Romans, pirates and ponies. Now they have added what appears to be a Mongol.

March 1st

Princeton professor gives Runciman Lecture in London

Judith Herrin of Princeton University recently delivered the 18th Runciman Lecture in London. Her topic was "We are all the children of Byzantium," a discussion of how Byzantine history and culture influenced - and continues to influence - life in Europe.

Herbalists to meet at Gulf Wars

Morin inghen Ruairc of the Chapter of Compagnie of Gleann Abhann Herbalists reports that the first Gulf Wars Interkingdom Herbal Roundtable Discussion will take place at 1:00 p.m. March 20, 2009 at the Herbal/Botanical Pavilion.

Ancient Rome on a budget

The Ancient Coins for Education, Inc. website offers hints for budgeting in ancient Rome the article "What things cost in Ancient Rome ."

Oerthan Winter 2009 Coronet photos online

Baron Khevron has posted an album of photos from the recent Winter 2009 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha (Kingdom of the West) on his Photobucket website.