Archive - Jun 2009

June 9th

North American Frame Drum Association to hold workshop in October

NAFDA, the North American Frame Drum Association, will sponsor a workshop featuring drummers from around the world on October 17, 2009 in North Hollywood, California.

Tapestry weaving documentation online

Finnish weaver Rauno Huikari, known in the SCA as Rakonczay Gergely, has created online documentation for his latest project, the Arms of Cardinal Wolsey with Cardinal´s hat and includes four illustrated sections with explanations.

June 8th

Knighting of Sir Jost von Luck video online

Master Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted a 9-minute video chronicling the knighting ceremony of Sir Jost von Luck which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Talonval members hold recruitment demo at Jackson Community College

About 20 members of the Midrealm's Shire of Talonvale took their love of the Middle Ages to the campus streets recently when they held a recruitment demo at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan. Heather Guenther of the Jackson Citizen Patriot had the story. (photos)

Rapier fighters add to atmosphere in Knoxville Italian street fair

The consensus regarding the Knoxville, TN Rossini Italian Street Fair is that it was "just general, all-around fun." Contributing to the festivities were members of the local SCA group, who offered a fencing demonstration for the 70,000 attendees. Matt Lakin of had the story.

Photos from Spring 2009 Mists Coronet online

Santiago reports that he has posted an album of photos on his SmugMug website from the Spring 2009 Coronet which took place in the Principality of the Mists, West Kingdom.

June 7th

New book looks at perception of the Druids in Great Britain

The popular perception of the Druid as either a sage with a long beard or a blood-thirsty expert in human sacrifice is the topic of a new book by Bristol University professor Ronald Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe: a History of the Druids in Britain.

"History Comes to Life" at Border Downs fighter practice

News reporter Drew Sandholm of KSFY Action News in Sioux Falls, South Dakota went "inside the underground world of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., where people escape by dressing up and fighting Medieval-style."

Photos from 2009 Mists/Cynagua War online

Miyake Nobuhiro has posted his album of photos from the recent Mists/Cynagua War in the Kingdom of the West on his Flickr website.

June 6th

Estrella War XXVI is a go!

Lord Reynier de Viere of the Estrella War XXVI Media Office writes to squelch rumors that Estrella War XXVI would not happen.

Pre-Mongol burial artifacts found in Detinets, Russia

Engineers working on a construction project near Detinets, Russia, the site of the citadel of the ancient Novgorod, have found fragments of medieval sarcophagi and stone crosses believed to date to the 12th-13th centuries.

"No wizards, no magic, no trolls" at Mermaids XVI

"We're basically just a bunch of adults playing dress-up. It's just that our dress-up is very coordinated and historically based," Lady Francesca told reporter Dylan B. Tomlinson of the Herald Times when he visited the recent Mermaids XVI at Camp Sindawa, Wisconsin.

Katherine d'Aquitaine winner of the Barony of the Far West Spring Coronet Tournament

Friar Jak reports that Lady Katherine d'Aquitaine was the winner of the Barony of the Far West Spring 2009 Coronet Tournament and will serve as Palatine Baroness. Lord Rothri deRoss placed second and will serve as Baron.

June 5th

Michael Patrick MacBain knighted in the Outlands

Kathryn reports that Their Majesties Maelgwn and Sabine of the Kingdom of the Outlands recently offered admittance into the Order of the Chivalry to THL Michael Patrick MacBain.

400th anniversary of Shakespeare's sonnets

On May 20, 1609, the first collection of Shakespeare's sonnets was published in London. On his book blog Paper Cuts, New York Times reviewer William S. Niederkorn looks at the impact of some of the world's most famous poetry.

[AET] Dark Ages Schola

t is the Age of Arthur, the Time of Charlemagne. The great Roman Empire has crumbled into the dust of legends. The Moors have invaded Spain while the Vikings have pushed into France. In short, Europe is a bit of a mess. Only Constantinople seems safe, but appearances can be deceiving. But amidst these tides of change there remains a beacon, a light of hope and learning.

[NOR] Warriors and Warlords XVI

Warriors and Warlords XVI Kronshage Park, 1500 Wisconsin Ave, Boscobel, WI 53805 July 9-12, 2009. Sponsored by the Great and Valiant Baronies of Nordskogen (Twin Cities area, MN) and Jararvellir (Madison area, WI)

CalonSound Project at the War of the Lilies

Mathurin reports that the CalonSound Project will be available at The War Of The Lilies with times scheduled to record songs or stories for the Calontir sound archives.

Pennsic 38 Blood Drive: Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson, Pennsic Blood Drive Liaison, requests the attention of Pennsic attendees for an announcement regarding this year's Pennsic Blood Drive.

June 4th

Attention: Estrella War Equestrians

Lady Saragrace Knauf, this year’s Estrella War Equestrian Activities Coordinator, is working hard to make Estrella War XXVI a grand experience for all.

[ATL] War Orphans Pirate Party

Arrrrrrgh! Well, blow me down if it aren't time again for WOPP. But this time, we'll be takin' her over! That's right, mateys; there'll be no PITY in this here Party. But there won't just be one of those so-called "movies" we'll be appreciatin' . No, if yer gonna do 'er, do 'er right, sez I. EVERY Pirate movie ever made. We've plumbed the depths of Davy Jones locker for the entire treasure trove of them.

[OUT] Glory XII

The time again approaches for Glory, July 1-5, 2009 held in the beautiful northern Outlands. This year we focus on Agincourt and The Hundred Years War.

Come recreate the struggle between the French and the English for the control of France. And while you are there, come to the Agincourt Bardic, to be held Saturday, July 4th.

[ANT] An Tir Crown Tournament

Their Majesties of An Tir and the Barony of Terra Pomaria invite one and all to witness the tournament to choose the successors to the Sable Throne. The Barony has obtained a magnificent site well known by many throughout the Kingdom of An Tir: Willamette Mission State Park Filbert Grove (Including the Horse Camp), 10991 Wheatland Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026.

[MER] All Things Middle Eastern XI

Shire Brantestone Proudly Presents All Things Middle Eastern XI June 12th thru June 14th, 2009 Camp Meadowbrook, 2344 County Rd 747 Cullman, Alabama 35058

[OUT] Tailteann Games

The Tailteann Games have been revived by Their Excellencies, The Baron and Baroness of Unser Hafen!! Games and tournaments to run all day along with fun contests for everyone including a hurling game. Unser Hafen Champions will be selected for Warden, Equerry, Defender and Protector. Sharpen your skills now, for the games will begin before Summer's end. Everyone welcome to attend - come prove your skill against the best of Unser Hafen or cheer for your clan!

[CAI] Lyondemere Anniversary and Investiture

The Barony of Lyondemere invites all good gentles and nobles to celebrate with us the anniversary of our faire barony. We will be feteing our Baron Thomas Bordeaux and Baroness Angelina Nicollette de Beaumont, and celebrating the investiture of Lord Jon Thomme de Claydon and Lady Eva filia Edeneweyn as our new baron and baroness.

[ATE] Fabric War & Baronial A&S Competition

Now, for the first time, two of your favorite events: Fabric War and Baronial A&S Competition under the same roof. When and where you say? June 27, 2009 at the Avondale Boy's and Girl's Club.

Fabric War will be held in the gym and A&S will be held in the game room. The combining of the two events offer the best of the best and ensures a different adventure in every room.

[GLE] Aphar Faire

Come "surrender" yourself to a summer of French abandon! Learn about French contributions to society! (Were they more than fine wine and eclairs?) This is an all camping event, so show your love of good o'l fashioned "pomp and circumstance" and let the banners fly!

[ATL] Kingdom Archery Championship

Shrewsbury...Agincort...Crecy... The pride and strength of the nobility cut low by common men with a simple weapon. The bow.

400-year restoration of walls of Cadiz continues

For 400 years, city officials in Cadiz, Spain have been charged with the task of repairing and restoring the city's massive walls. The masonry walls, damaged in 1596 by the English, serve to keep out the ocean.