Archive - May 2009

1st century Roman palace found in Romania

Romanian archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a Roman palace, dating to the time of Emperor Trajan, in the southwestern village of Zavoi. Experts believe that the structure was built during the first Dacian-Roman War of 101-102.

Court photos from Beltane 2009

Sir Anluan Trelaine reports that he has created an album of photos taken recently at the Beltane event in the Kingdom of the West.

Estrella War Equestrian

Reynier de Vriere, Estrella War XXVI Media Office Deputy, offers some information for those planning to take part in equestrian activities at next year's Estrella War.

No Children's Theatre at Pennsic 38

Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy and THL Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia have announced that there will be no Children's Theater at this year's Pennsic War.

May 30th

[ART] Dragons Tear XXV

Once again it is time for our Shire Heavy Championship at Dragons Tear. But before any can say it is just another event, please keep in mind that this year’s event will mark Dragon Tear’s Silver Anniversary. In keeping with past tradition, our meal package will include a Friday evening soup kitchen, a wonderful breakfast with a refreshing lunch on Saturday followed by our delectable feast that will be outlined below. On Sunday morning, we will have food set out for those who want to forge for a bite before breaking camp.

A thesis on period veils in the offing

Zebee Johnstone reports that she has nearly completed her thesis on medieval veils. An abstract of the work, in French and English, is available to review online.

Sara de Bonneville offered elevation to Laurel in An Tir

Mästarinna Ula Brennasdottir reports that at Their Court at the MayFaire event in the Barony of Glymm Mere, Their Royal Majesties Vik and Inga, of the Kingdom of An Tir, offered peerage to Sara de Bonneville of Blatha an Oir.

Conflict at the Fair photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald shares an album of photos taken at the recent Conflict at the Faire event which was hosted by the Baronies of Stargate and Loch Soillier. The album has been posted on her SmugMug website.

Dragons invade Canada

Does the Canadian air suddenly seem a little bit more sparkly? Have residents caught a glimpse of an unusual burst of fire in the sky over Montreal? Perhaps it is because Mythic Beasts have invaded the Canadian Museum of Civilization!

May 29th

Public Service Announcement: Pennsic Proof of Membership

Patrick Anderson, President Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., addresses the issue of what constitutes a valid proof of SCA membership at the gate of Pennsic War XXXVIII in a "Public Service Announcement."

[MID] Entrenchment IX

The Marche of Three Towers Presents Entrenchment IX: A Wild Hare! June 20, 2009 Rabbits, Bunnies and Hares are the order of the day!

[ANS] Ansteorra's XXXth Year Birthday Celebration

The Kingdom of Ansteorra invites one and all to the Ansteorran 30th Year Celebration and Crown Tournament July 9-12, 2009.

Colleagues of Calligraphy to host conference in Minnesota

Those interested in the scribal arts may want to plan to attend The Calligraphy Connection, "an international assembly of lettering artists" which will be held June 20-27, 2009 at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Calligraphy Connection

Welcome to The Calligraphy Connection, the 29th International Calligraphy Conference. The conference will take place June 20-27, 2009 at St. John's College in Collegeville, Minnesota.

[NOR] Woodland Romp

Woodland Romp is an outdoor camping event which officially starts Saturday. There will be feast on Saturday with a return of "rat on a stick" and an intermission. More details on feast will be provided at a later date. A tavern will be on site for lunch, donations are appreciated.

[NOR] Griffin Needle Challenge

The Griffin Needle Challenge is a costuming competition, open to teams or individuals, where the goal is to create a complete outfit in just 20 hours!

Volunteers needed for Pennsic War XXXVIII

Baroness Rosamund Beauvisage, Division of Interdepartmental Matters Deputy for Pennsic War XXXVIII, reports on an effort to encourage volunteerism at this year's War.

[ART] Gaelic Games

Gaelic Games are back bigger and better than ever. Yep, we're throwin' a ceilidg and y'all are invited. We'll have our annual Shire champion tourneys: archery, rapier, and heavy fighting. All are welcome to participate, for your entertainment: Caber toss and other Scottish games, music, drumming and dancing. They'll be lots more so come out and join us for a weekend of revelry and camaraderie.

[ANS] King's College

Come one and all and expand your knowledge and skills at Ansteorra's King's College, hosted by the Barony of Bjornsborg.

President's Report of the April 2009 Board of Directors Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President, SCA Inc., has submitted his report for the April 18, 2009 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

May 28th

Roman vicus sheds light on the last days of Roman Britain

Archaeologists working on a Roman settlement near Bowes, England have discovered a vicus, an unplanned settlement on the outskirts of the fort dating to the 2nd to 3rd centuries, which would have been home to hundreds of people.

[OUT] Summer Picnic and Newcomers Revel

It is with great excitement that the Canton of Hawks Hollow announces their first (unofficial at this time) Summer Picnic and Newcomers Revel!

Nigel and Adrielle New Heirs to Ealdormere Throne

Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott reports that the winner of the Spring 2009 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Ealdormere was Sir Nigel MacFarland. Sir Nigel was inspired in his endeavor by Baroness Mistress Adrielle Kerrec.

Pennsic Independent Seeking Review Materials

The Reviews Department of the Pennsic Independent is seeking new SCA-related CDs, books, and other works of art for review in the Pennsic 38 volume of the Pennsic Independent.

William the Marshal: Flower of Chivalry event photos

Aiden and Cathus have each created an album of photos from the William the Marshal: Flower of Chivalry event in the kingdom of Calontir.

May 27th

CalonSound Project records voices of Calontir

Ever wish that you could revisit a special moment from a bardic circle or coronation feast?

Renaissance Dancers "bring the Elizabethan period to life"

Among the theatres of London's Southwark disrict roam the Renaissance Dancers, a group of amateur dress and costume enthusiasts dedicated to bringing the dances of Elizabethan England to life. An article for Fabrics-Store.com newsletter tells their story. (photo)

[ANT] Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat

"Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat" is a four day learning event presenting to students of all interests and backgrounds an opportunity to learn about all the activities that support and glorify the tournament, and an opportunity for aspirants to martial skill to learn from accomplished practitioners. Pre-registration with payment only required for those taking classes.

Haire Affaire of the Heart photos online

Shava reports that she has created an album of photos taken by Asli Macaran at the March 2009 Haire Affaire of the Heart in Falcon's Keep in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Viking shoe tutorial

The Instructables website has a page on how to make a pair of Viking shoes. The 24-step tutorial includes a template in PDF format.