Archive - Jun 2, 2010

Would-be thieves find "clone of Stone of Scone" not a workable plan

In a caper worthy of Donald E. Westlake, a group of robbers carried out a careful plan to swap a 500-pound replica Stone of Destiny for the one in Scone Palace, Perthshire, only to discover they had stolen -- a replica.

Medieval Sock Wars at West/AnTir War

This year's West/AnTir War will feature a unique competition: Medieval Sock War, a contest to create knee-length, SCA period style stockingsduring the event.

Ullr Amaranthson winner of Midrealm Crown Tourney

His Grace Duke Palymar of the Middle Kingdom reports that Jarl Ullr Amaranthson was the winner of the May 30, 2010 Midrealm Crown Tournament. Jarl Ullr was inspired by Countess Annelyse van Gavere.

Computer science project uses new tech in service of ancient art

Computer scientists at the University of Kentucky will turn their attention to a pair of medieval manuscripts this summer.