Archive - May 2010

May 14th

International Vinland Seminar to take place in Chicago

Officials have announced that the International Vinland-seminar,  "a three day event dedicated to the Norse discovery of America and Scandinavian Viking Culture," will take place in Chicago, IL October 15-17, 2010 at North Park University.

Town's Artifact-hunting Traditions Lead to Heartbreak

In Blanding, Utah, collecting pre-Columbian artifacts was an accepted pastime for ecades. But new enforcement of antiquities law has brought the FBI down upon the town and angered and divided the people there. 

Pictures of Northshield Coronation posted

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of the Kingdom of Northshield shares photos, video and memories from the recent Spring 2010 Coronation.

Show of Medieval Ivories at Munich Museum

Ivory works of art separated for centuries have been reunited in a new show at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich, Germany. Objects that originally stood together but found their way to separate collections are on display side by side until December 2010.

May 13th

Hrodir and Anne new Prince and Princess of Northshield

Meister Gevehard von Baden reports that Count Sir Hrodir vigageir Toreson was the winner of the Spring 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Highness fought for the honor of Viscountess Anne Geoffreys of Warwick.

Lives of Celtic pilgrims and monks online

Dr. Deborah Vess of Georgia College & State University has created an online overview of Celtic monasticism illustrated with photographs of monastic and pilgrimage sites.

Museum to host textile "yard sale"

On May 28-29, 2010, the Textile Museum of Canada will open its doors for a special sale of "yardages, yarns, patterns, quilt fabrics, notions and crafts."

May 12th

Midrealm Spring 2010 Crown Tournament contenders announced

Their Majesties Radagaisus and Ceinwen of the Middle Kingdom have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Spring 2010 Crown Tournament.

Runnymede Pop Festival returns to Sydney

Fans of medieval music and poetry may want to travel to Sydney, Australia this June for the 33rd Runnymede Pop Festival, a unique concert of mediaeval music and poetry, performed in the neo-Gothic splendour of Sydney University’s Great Hall.

Count Gryffith FitzWilliam wins East Kingdom Crown

Duke Lucan reports that Count Gryffith FitzWilliam defeated Sir Kenric of Warwick in the finals of the Spring 2010 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.

Known World Players to mount final production at Pennsic XXXIX

This year's Pennsic production of Euripides' Medea will be the final play performed by the Known World Players, company owner THL Tyzes Sofia (Zsof) has announced.

May 11th

KIIITV News meets the SCA in Corpus Christi

A reporter from KIIITV News in Corpus Christi, Texas met members of the Shire of Seawinds (Kingdom of Ansteorra) for a lesson in armored combat, SCA-style. (video)

Edmund and Eleanor new Lochac Royals

William reports that Edmund of Shotley was the victor of the May 8, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.

[EAL] Murder Melee XXVII

This year we put the Melee into "Murder Melee" with competitions being organized for every martial activity!

[NOR] Castle Fever 2010

Why mess with a good thing!! This year Castle Fever will play host to HRH Tom's Tournament of Chivalry and Regional War Practice!

Duncan von Halstern winner of AEthelemarc Spring 2010 Crown Tournament

Lady Deirdre Scot reports that Count Duncan von Halstern was the victor of the May 8, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Count Duncan was inspired by Ilish O'Donovan.

Runnymede Pop Festival 2010

The 33rd Runnymede Pop Festival is a unique concert of mediaeval music and poetry, performed in the neo-Gothic splendour of Sydney University’s Great Hall which will be decorated with banners and wall-hangings.

[ATE] Champions in the Pines

The Shire of Granite Mountains' annual "Champions in the Pines" event will take place May 14-15-16 this year. Please come join us for a weekend of fun, fighting, feasting, frivolity, and fine arts. This year we have decided to give the event a bit of a Hawaiian flare!

[ANS] Steppes Warlord XXXVII

Bad weather or good weather people come out every year to attend the longest running and the largest tournament event in our kingdom.

Enjoy the air conditioned hall on both Saturday and Sunday.

Site Opens Friday May 28th at noon and closes Monday June 1st at noon.

Site Rules

[DRA] Cudgel War VIII

Cudgel War VIII will be held on July 9-18, 2010. The site will be our traditional camp site of Kavalahti, Inkoo, Finland.

[AET] Will's Revenge

Will's Revenge is Back! We will be hosting Will's Revenge at Camp Karoondinha in Milmont, PA.

May 10th

East Kingdom Coronation photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from the Spring 2010 Coronation in the kingdom of the East. The album is available on Picasaweb.

"Demise of Meridies Royals" video on YouTube

Izza bint Amat al-Rahman, Reeve for the Shire of Arenal, has posted a video from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Meridies, including "the death of the royal entourage." The video is available on YouTube.

Jewish contributions to medieval Spain

“Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain”  opened recently at the Museum of Biblical Art near New York's Lincoln Center. The exhibition takes a historical approach to Jewish contributions to Christian art in the two centuries before they were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella in 1492.

Journalist investigates Robin Hood legend on Discovery Channel

Just in time to cash in on publicity for the upcoming Robin Hood movie, the Discovery Channel presents The Legends of Robin Hood with Olly Steeds, May 13, 2010. The program premieres at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

May 9th

Bogbodies: "true tales from the peat marshes"

In an article for Archaeology (Volume 63 Number 3, May/June 2010) Jarrett A. Lobell and Samir S. Patel take a look at "true tales from the peat marshes of northern Europe" by re-examing remains found in the bogs. (photos)

Magdalena de Segovia placed on vigil in Gleann Abhann

Ariadne de Ravenna reports that Magdalena de Segovia has been placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Slavic University III photos online

THL Marija Kotok reports that an album of photos from Slavic University III, taken by her lord husband, Lord Petr, are available to view online. The event took place April 10, 2010 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

May 8th

Mayan History Preserved in Floors

Maya commoners of their Classic Period --  "illiterate farmers, builders and servants" -- preserved their history by burying their old possesions in the floors of newly built homes. 

Ice Dragon A&S Pentathlon photos online

Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Ice Dragon A&S Pentathlon competition which took place at Ice Dragon in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on Flickr.