Archive - Jun 2010

June 20th

Amtgard brings "limitless creativity" to Santa Fe park

Every Sunday members the Shire of Lost Souls bring their fantasy role play to Railyard Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The group is part of the fantasy world of Amtgard. Alexa Schirtzinger of the Santa Fe Reporter has the story. (photo)

Church looks "good enough to eat"

Four years ago, Cwmbra, Wales resident Lynsey Gunn took a cake-decorating class at Torfaen council’s Croesyceiliog community education centre. Now she has created a fantastic sugar replica of Raglan Church. (photo)

Fierren Greenholm to be knighted in the Outlands

Balthazar, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that at the recent Grand Outlandish event, Their Majesties Alrik III and Salomea offered admittance to the Order of the Chivalry to THL Fierren Greenholm.

June 19th

Science proves the value of pickle juice

That traditional jar of pickles on the list table is not just a superstition or a tasty snack. It turns out that, as athletes have long believed, pickle juice is effective at relieving exercise-induced muscle cramps.

Loclan Bjornson winner of Cynagua's Spring 2010 Coronet

Na'arah reports that Loclan Bjornson was the victor of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West). Loclan fought for the honor of Vigdis Haakandottir.

Fighters battle for title of Queen's Champion

Armored and rapier fighters took to the field recently in Caid to earn the right to call themselves Queen's Champion. Cheeto Barrera of the Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA) was on hand to chronicle the event. (photos)

Sven Gotfriedson to be elevated to Pelican in the West Kingdom

Mistress Alison Gray reports that her protege, Sven Gotfriedson, is to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at the West Kingdom June Crown Tournament.

June 18th

Happy belated birthday, Scotch!

Experts have determined that Scotch whiskey was born on June 1, 1495 when King James of Scotland commissioned Friar Jon Cor to makes eight bowls of the potent drink. Wired Magazine celebrates the event in their "This Day in Tech" column.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2010.

North Carolina man goes from "Minnesota Vikings" fan to real-world Viking

The Winston-Salem Journal follows Bassi inn fiskni Einarrson of the Canton of Crois de Brigte in Atlantia.

Mists-Cynagua War battle photos online

Serena reports that she has created a large album of photos from the recent Mists-Cynagua War which took place May 14-16, 2010 in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Shutterfly.

Pennsic to feature "1066 Battle"

On Wednesday August 11, the battlefield at Pennsic XXXIX will feature the Battle of Hastings - Chainmail Battle, a period armor battle for those with 11th century armor.

June 17th

Middle Eastern discussion group created

Lady Miriam bat Shimeon reports that she has created a discussion group those interested in topics pertaining to Middle Eastern dance and arts and sciences in the SCA. The list is hosted by Google.

"Learn and have fun" at the Medieval Faire

Over 15,000 people passed through the gate of the Kitsap Medieval Faire to "learn and have fun" in the Middle Ages with members of the Barony of Dragons Laire. Ed Friedrich of Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, WA) has the story. (photo slideshow)

Calontir and Ansteorra event photos online

Séaghdha mac Roibeaird, of the Kingdom of Calontir, reports that he has created several albums of photos from recent events in Calontir and Ansteorra.

[ATL] Metalsmiths’ Symposium IX

The Barony of Stierbach and the Kingdom of Atlantia welcome all interested in learning about metal, glass, and other related arts to Metalsmiths’ Symposium IX on Sept 24-26, 2010 at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Prince William, VA

[ATL] Tournament of the Golden Rose

The Inspirations of Atlantia, the Ladies of the Order of the Rose, invite you all to gather for a day filled with pageantry and more! On September 4, 2010, those Noble Ladies who have worn the Crown shall send forth Their Champions of the Roses to the field, not for prowess or vainglory, but to pay tribute to the Ideals held dear and encouraged by the Order. This is a day not to be missed!

[OUT] Gulf of Mexico Tournament

In 30 days (and every day) more crude oil will be washing up on the coasts of The Gulf of Mexico, threatening the livelyhood of fisherman, wildlife and sea life. The damage will affect everyone for years to come. If you are a little bit like me, you are heartbroken at the images of the birds, turtles, fish and dolphins among so many other including humans that are deeply affected by the Oil Spill.

[WES] Rapier Championship and Collegium

It is time once again for the Golden Rivers Rapier Championship and Collegium!

[MID] A Simple Day in the Country

The Barony of Sternfeld cordially invites you to enjoy yourself at A Simple Day in the Country!

[WES] Day in the Park

The Shire of Bestwode will host Day in the Park June 27, 2010. We will be set up at the Cottonwood Grove near an intersection of park roads and the park is not large enough to get lost in. 

[LOC] Darton Anniversary

The Shire of Darton wish to advise the Annual camping event - DARTON ANNIVERSARY - is on once again.

Vikings feminized male names

At the April 24, 2010 Midlands Viking Symposium, Dr Philip Shaw from the University of Leicester delivered a paper on his research on Viking naming practices. His research discussed the common practice of giving female children names derived from male names.

[NOR] Woodland Romp

I'd like to take a moment to invite all to Woodland Romp in the Shire of Skerjastrond next weekend.  Come join Her Highness and visit the northeast frontier of Northshield.  We are 3 hours north of Windhaven, 2 hours east of Mistig Waetru.

Cleveland galleries reopen after renovation

The Cleveland Museum of Art announced that six more of its permanent galleries, including the medieval gallery and the gallery of European painting and sculpture 1500-1800, will reopen June 26, 2010 after extensive renovation.

June 16th

Do you know a smile when you see one?

Early European explorers in the Caribbean islands commented on the "abominable" and "frightening" figures in the locals' art, with their bared teeth and "burning" eyes. But a new analysis suggests that the artists may have intended these expressions as inviting smiles rather than demonic grimaces.

Daily Life Schola photos online

Elizabet Marshall reports that she has created a small album of photos from the Daily Life Schola event which took place recently in the Barony Beyond the Mountain (East Kingdom).

Building a medieval skep

British beekeeper Martin Newton has created a website on the history and creation of skeps, the woven beehives used in the Middle Ages. (photos)

Mists Investiture photos online

Miyake Nobuhiro reports that he has created an album of photos from the Principality of the Mists Investiture which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

June 15th

17th century scientist predicted modern inventions

In the 1660s, Robert Boyle, chemist and Royal Society founding fellow, wrote a list of 24 future predictions about science and technology. All but a few have come true, many in the past fifty years.