Archive - Jul 2010

July 26th

Steampunk new outlet for costumers and reenactors

Steampunk has caught on in Australia, just the latest of a series of "dress-up" activities such as LARPing or the Society for Creative Anachronism. Rachel Wells of The Age (Melbourne, Australia) has the story.

Armored critters

Tom and Jerry might have had a better chance of surviving if they had had the help of Canadian artist Jeff de Boer. His armor of cats and mice is showcased on the Beautiful Life website.

July 25th

Shava's photos of Thatsa Mare online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva has posted photos from Thatsa Mare, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Drawbridge collapse traps visitors in "fairy tale castle"

Fifty-one visitors to Castell Coch in Tongwynlais near Cardiff, Wales got more than they bargained for when a maintenance crane collapsed the castle's drawbridge, trapping the visitors inside. No one was injured.

West/An Tir war photos posted online

 Miyake Nobuhiro has posted photos from the West / An Tir war on his flickr site.

Did Alexander come to a Styx-y end?

A new speculation about the death of Alexander the Great suggests that the notoriously toxic waters of the River Styx (the modern river Mavroneri) may have taken his life.

July 24th

No proof Jesus killed on cross, says Christian scholar

The word translated from New Testament Greek as "crucifixion" may more accurately mean something like "suspension," says Gunnar Samuelsson, a Swedish theologian and researcher who describes himself as a "boring pastor."

Huge collection of books on period subjects to be auctioned

In the fall of 2009, the Viking Society for Northern Research received a huge windfall when Professor Peter Foote died, leaving his library of Viking and medieval-related books to the Society. By his request, the collection will be auctioned to raise funds.

WMAinSCA to offer classes at Pennsic 39

The WMAinSCA camp will again be offering a full series of Historical Martial Arts classes at Pennsic War 39 from August 4 - 11, 2010. The schedule includes sessions in longsword, rapier, dagger, poleaxe, and more.

Armor stolen at Caid's Crown Prints Prize event

William "Takumi" MacLyr, Kingdom of Caid Constable, reports that armor was stolen at the recent Crown Prints Prize event and asks the populace to be on the lookout to recover it if it is sold.

July 23rd

Water Battle Rescue Hoped For

The economy and illness are attempting to take the Children’s Water Battle off the Pennsic schedule. Merriment is a hard thing to kill, though.

Fifteenth century revel at Pennsic 39

Her Excellency Countess Judith de Northumbria of the Kingdom of Drachenwald invites all to a 15th century revel on August 12, 2010 at the Pennsic War.

SCA member vehicle stolen in Calontir

The HL Rebecca Beaumont reports that a white Chevrolet Suburban owned by Mistress Cathrine Anne Applebee & HL Ruaidhri MacMurrough was stolen July 18, 2010.

July 22nd

Kingdom Exchequers invited to subsidiaries class at Pennsic War 39

Tom Hughes, President of the SCA Inc., is offering a class for Kingdom Exchequers at the upcoming Pennsic War about the new SCA corporate subsidiaries.

Archaeologists look for evidence of 1630s war in Connecticut

Researchers are scouring backyards in suburban Mystic, Connecticut, looking for remains of the Pequot War. They hope to use artifacts to help map the location of the battlefields.

[GLE] Huntsman's Harvest

Come join the Incipient Shire of Coill Fhionnabhann at our first ever event "Huntsman's Harvest"
August 7, 2010.

[GLE] Academy of Performing Arts

Bored and looking for something fun to do? Got an itch to go to an event but don't want to be outside in the heat? The Shire of Iron Ox invites one and all to the Academy of Performing Arts that will be held *indoors* in the comfy, cool air conditioning at the Cabot Lodge Millsaps in Jackson MS on July 31.

[MER] Thing in the Woods VI

Are you tired of the heat? Looking for a nice cool place to lay down? Come on over to The Shire of Easaraigh's Thing in the Woods VI: The Return of the Thing on July 30 through August 1, 2010. We've got just the ticket for hot and tired.

[DRA] Aros Historical Fencing Camp

The shire of Aros is honoured to yet again host the annual Historic Fencing Camp. Yet again we will have Master Timotheus with us, this time to teach us on the paradox of Defence as understood by George Silver and Master Cernac the Inspired will be instructing us on the teachings of Nicoletto Giganti.

[NOR] Regional Fighters Practice

Regional Fighters Practice Hosted by: Shire of Border Downs

[NOR] Battle of Urdhr's Well

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Come one, Come all to the Battle of Urdhr's Well July 23-26, 2010

[OUT] Warders of the Western Gate

Prepare! Weapons, arrows and bows, and artistic implements of all kinds! The Barony of Fontaine dans Sable is holding it’s baronial champions competition and you’re invited.

[LOC] Feast of St Malachy

The time has come to once again celebrate the anniversary of our college at the Feast of St Malachy. So join us for feasting and fun with an Ottoman theme. Themed garb is encouraged but not required.

World Joust/Festival of History

Festival of History: Featuring period camps ranging from Rome to the Renaissance, costumed interpreters bring history to life at the Festival of History! Visitors are guaranteed an action packed weekend as history is revisited before their eyes!

Pennsic Children's Water Battle Canceled

Mistress Catherine Aimee Le Moyne, Pennsic University Chancellor, reports the sad news that the Shadow Clans has had to cancel the Children's Water Battle for Pennsic 39.

[WES] Purgatorio: Coronation of Titus and Arianwen

Come one, come all and witness the Coronation of Titus and Arianwen!

[ART] Castle Siege

Greetings unto the populace of our great Kingdom of Artemisia!  The Shire of Silver Keep would like to welcome you to Castle Siege 2010!

Mythcon 42

Mythcon 42: Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels: The Rise of Modern Medievalism

[OUT] Northern Outlands Arts & Sciences Collegium

The Barony of Caer Galen and the Canton of Hawks Hollow invite you to the first Northern Outlands A&S Collegium. Come for a day of learning and teaching!

[GLE] Duvant Defender

Duvant Defender, presented by the Shire of Wyrmgeist, August 27—29, 2010 at Chicot State Park, 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, LA 70586. Join us as we remember those who have inspired us all.