Archive - 2009

October 29th

[ART] Kingdom Arts and Sciences Collegium

As the crisp Fall air descends upon the lands of Artemisia, it is time to take on scholarly pursuits at Kingdom Collegium hosted by the Barony of Arn Hold.

[MID] Mid-Realm Bardic Madness XI

Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.

[LOC] Yule

To the populace of Lochac, we would like to intive all to join us in the country side on the 12th of December AS XLID to participate in the Celebration of Yule.

[NOR] Much Ado about Twelfth Night

When you think about Twelfth Night, perhaps the Shakespearean play comes to mind, which may then make you think about Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and then you might start to think about other things that are late period. We would like to encourage everyone to come show off their finest in late period garb for their persona at this year's Twelfth Night event.

[DRA] Midwinter Feast

While the freezing winter winds are bringing more snow and ice to our northern lands, having good time with your friends is more important than ever. One of the most traditional events in Aarnimets, the Midwinter Feast is going to be bit different this year. The warm spirited occasion to celebrate friendship and love in the spirit of St. Valentine. Friends old and new are most welcome to our party.

[CAL] Lilies War XXIV

War of the Lilies is an annual event held in the center of the Kingdom of Calontir in June. It has been said that Lilies is so much like a vacation, you may forget it is a war, and it is our hope to continue that tradition.

Jousting in America

What makes a modern American want to be a medieval jouster? NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden traveled to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to find out for a story that ran October 3, 2009 on NPR's Weekend Edition.(audio and photos)

Duke Frederick's portable firepit

Duke Frederick of Holland of the West Kingdom shares his portable firepit design, which has been "approved for use at any site which permits the use of hibachis by the West Kingdom Fire Marshall." The online tutorial includes instructions with diagrams.

October 28th

Staffordshire hoard will "reshape understanding of the Dark Ages"

The recent discovery of over 1500 Anglo-Saxon artifacts near Staffordshire, England is having an amazing impact - and not just on the archaeological community. Thousands of everyday citizens are lining up to get a look at the 7th to 8th century treasure, and displaying a new curiosity about their Anglo-Saxon heritage.

Shava's pictures from the Midrealm 40th Anniversary and Coronation of Dag and AnneMarie

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, shares her photos, video and memories from the October 3, 2009 Middle Kingdom 40th Anniversary celebration and Coronation of Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie.

Martha Stewart learns maskmaking from SCAdian artist

Artist and SCA member Andrea Masse-Tognetti (Meredith the Maskmaker) joined Martha Stewart on October 7, 2009 to demonstrate how to make a leather unicorn mask.

George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones" coming to HBO

HBO has acquired the rights to produce a fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire & Ice books. The first films, A Game of Thrones is scheduled to film in late October 2009 in Northern Ireland.

Skirmish Magazine covers historical re-enactment around the world

Skirmish Magazine, a British publication dedicated to providing information to the living history community, accepts submissions for articles "on historical re-enactment and living history from around the world, covering all historical periods."

October 27th

Constable of the Tower of London installation ceremony online

On October 7, 2009, General Sir Richard Dannatt was installed as the 159th Constable of the Tower of London. Sir Richard's Installation ceremony is available to view on the Historical Royal Palaces website.

Jousting with Henry VIII

Henry VIII was known for his love of spectacular jousts. Now visitors to the Hampton Court website can share in his favorite pastime by playing Joust for Henry VIII.

Photos from the Pennsic 38 Known World Chivalry Tournament

Ursus of Anglesey reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Pennsic XXXVIII Known World Chivalry Tournament.

Facebook adds Latin

Hebrew? Persian? Pirate Speak? Now Latin is the latest translation to be added to Facebook's Translations application.

October 26th

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills new Lord of the Mists

On the West Kingdom list, it was reported that Leohtulf of the Silver Hills defeated Loy Schiemann der Klein in the finals of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists. Leohtulf was inspired by Gillian Trenowyth. (video)

Thomas and Elisenda new Heirs to Meridies

Hrólfr has posted a report from Gwen on Legio Draconis that Sir Thomas Blackmoore defeated Sir Mordan Peresenchenev in the final round of the October 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies. Thomas was inspired byu Elisenda.

Atlantia Crown Combatants named

Their Royal Majesties Vladimir and Kalisa of the Kingdom of Atlantia have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament.

October 25th

Caer Anterth Mawr 30th Anniversary celebration photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, shares photos from the recent 30th Anniversary celebration in the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr on the Northshield Gallery website.

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tournament

Their Excellencies, Morgan and Elizabeth, Baron and Baroness of Twin Moons extend hospitality to all in their Viking Tavern this December 5th.

Blade Society offers combat training at the University of Southern Maine

Sullivan Gym is a place for students of the University of Southern Maine to lift weights, play basketball, or sometimes practice medieval warfare through a program offered by the Blade Society, a student-run organization affiliated with the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Joel Neill of the Free Press has the story. (photos)

[WES] Mists Investiture

Alfar, by right of arms Prince of the Mists and Leticia, by her grace and beauty, Princess of the Mists, invite you to join them for the Investiture of Their Heirs, Leohtulf and Gillian.

[WES] Cynagua Fall Coronet

Their Highnesses Eric and Annora welcome all to a celebration of Cynagua’s 30th year Anniversary

Mobile Renaissance Faire

The Mobile Renaissance Faire! Held each year in Mobile for the past 8 years! The 8th Annual Mobile Renaissance Faire will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, 2009, at Hank Aaron Baseball Stadium located at 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd., Mobile, Alabama, 36606. Faire will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

[LOC] Canterbury Faire

Imagine the scene: 250 gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn.

[ANT] Winter Feast

The Harvest is in, the raiders have fled - it is time for feasting! False Isle cordially invites you to our annual Winter Feast: November 28, 2009 5 PM

[ATL] Crown Tournament

Atlantia has a new Tsar and Tsaritsa, but our future is in doubt. They must have Heirs. His Majesty has declared that His Barony by the sea, Marinus, shall host His inaugural Crown Tournament. Come one and all to witness the contest for the greatest prize in the Known World, The Atlantian Crowns.

[GLE] Havoc

HAVOC featuring this year's Gleann Abhann Heraldic & Scribal Symposium October 30 - November 1, 2009