Archive - Jul 2010

July 15th

Photos from Third Bardic Roundhouse online

Llywelyn Glyndwr reports that he has created an album of photos from the Third Bardic Roundhouse event which took place recently in the Shire of Eastwatch, Middle Kingdom.

[LOC] Festival of St. John

Come enjoy the hospitality of the Canton of Cluain. A weekend of much fun, merriment and entertainment of all kinds to delight, amuse and challenge.

Set in the green Waikato countryside at the Pirongia Forest Park Lodge.

For first time attendees, GPS co-ordinates S37º 58.119' E175º 8.961'.

[OUT] 3 Stags Autumn Battle and Fair

Come celebrate the last official camping event in Caerthe! A feast fit for kings and queens! Insane fighting scenarios! A Roman Plaza! A&S classes and more!

Papers sought on “Love, Friendship, Marriage”

Dr. Karolyn Kinane has announced that Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is seeking scholarly papers and lectures for its 32nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum to be held April 15-16, 2011. The theme is “Love, Friendship, Marriage.”

[LOC] An Ottoman Caravanserai

This is the first event of the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Stormhold, held in the Ottoman style, for the honour of our esteemed Patroness, Baroness Ute von Tangermunde. All travelers on the road are welcome, as there is much entertainment and hospitality!

[ART] Hellsgate Tournament

The summer sun rises hot and vengeful upon the northern mountains of Artemisia, and as waves of unforgiving heat sear the land, the Barony of Sentinel's Keep prepares for a tournament. Join us in our mountain keep for our Baronial Archery Championship, administered by our current champion (and
resident sadistic tournament designer); Lord Miles Stockton.

[WES] Celtic Games and Festival

Fall is upon us and our flocks have once again faired well and fattened during the summer.  Our hardy sheep were strong enough to withstand Winter as his wrath rose against our hapless Barony; but a new threat has arisen.  Enemies are rumoured to be stirring in the North and once again it seems we must protect our flocks . . .

[OUT] Here There Be Dragons

Here There Be Dragons. Shire of Plattefordham August 27-29, 2010. South Rec Complex, Glenrock, Wy 82637

[EAL] Pennsic Pity Party Practice

The March of St Martin Presents First Ever Pennsic Pity Party Practice

[ART] Hearthwarming

You're all invited to the grand weekend where merriment and adventure and fun should only begin. There be many a thing for the smalls to all do. Should you have a fancy to swish it around, there might be some blades standing their ground.

[ATE] Mace & Greatsword/Baronial Anniversary

We invite you to share a memorable weekend as we bid a fond farewell to Their Excellencies Egan and Meadhbh and welcome Heinrich and Juliana as the 10th reign of Baron and Baroness of the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus. The event will be held in beautiful Garden Canyon August 21-22, 2010.

[GLE] Gulf Wars XX

Gulf Wars XX will be held on March 13-20, 2011 at King's Arrow Ranch. 26 Kings Highway, Lumberton, Mississippi.

[ANT] William Tell XXV


Ancient music from Ugarit reconstructed

Working with the earliest musical notation known, Syrian musicologist Ziad Ajjan has composed three pieces from the Ugarit cuneiform tablet known as the "Hymn of Supplication."

July 14th

Donation to help conserve living history of Acre

The city of Acre in Israel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the region, will receive support to its conservation efforts from a new partnership with the City of Rome and its mayor.

A Zero Waste Pennsic

Sharon Gordon has a radical idea: A Zero Waste Pennsic, one where the SCA's huge annual event does not add to the local landfill as well as the local economy.

Pennsic Independent announces publication date changes

Due to changes in the Pennsic Marketplace dates, The Pennsic Independent has changed its publication schedule. They will be publishing from Friday, August 6 to Friday, August 13.

Meet the SCA, Inc. BoD at Pennsic XXXIX

Pennsic attendees will have the opportunity to meet the Society for Creative Anachronism's Board of Directors at the upcoming War at a Town Hall Meeting.

Japanese castle ramparts re-created in Ventura, California

This January, seven master stoneworkers from Japan joined a team of "rockknockers" at the International Stoneworkers' Symposium to construct castle ramparts using traditional dry stone masonry techniques in Serra Cross Park, Ventura, California.

July 13th

Son crowns mother in Lochac

At Mid-winter Coronation in Ildhafn, Edmund of Shotley crowned his mother, Leonore d'Scotia as Queen of Lochac on the tenth day of July, AS XLV.

Mystery of the Berlin Mummies

Unlike the famous mummies of Egypt, the preserved corpses lying in the crypt of a Berlin church are almost unknown. Although they are nearer to us in space, time and philosophy, no one is quite sure why hundreds of 18th-century German nobles were mummified.

[ANT] Archery Academy IV: Weapons in Flight

The Barony of Three Mountains hosts Archery Academy IV at Trojan Park near Portland, Oregon.  Lots of classes and opportunities in archery, thrown weapons, and non-related things.  Flat park with lots of shade trees.  For details, see the web site, linked below.

"Bright Ideas" for SCAdians

In 1991, SCA author Sandra Dodd produced the book Bright Ideas and True Confessions: How and What to Do and Why, a sourcebook for all manner of topics SCAdian. The book is no longer in print, but Dodd has made it available online.

Microscopic Henry VIII brings UK£11m

Artist Willard Wigan's work cannot be hung on the wall. In fact, some is so tiny, it should be viewed with a microscope, but his delicate sculpture of Henry VIII and his wives - in the eye of a needle - along with nearly 70 other pieces, was just purchased for UK£11m. (photo)

July 12th

Policy revised for youth at A&S classes for Pennsic 39

Master John von der Velde, Mayor of Pennsic 39, has issued an open letter to the populace concerning Pennsic 39 A&S policies.

SCA Inc.: Webminister Job Description Revision

Thomas W. Hughes, Interim President for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced a change in the job description for the Society Webminister.

Teacher In Service at Ozark Medieval Fortress

The Ozark Medieval Fortress is pleased to announce a Teacher In-Service workshop.  This workshop has received Arkansas Department of Education approval for 6 hours of professional development credit.

SCAdian filmmaker debuts film

Indie filmmaker and SCA member Dana Elise recently premiered her new film set in the "fantasy middle ages." Cagin of Chrysaint debuted June 26, 2010 at the Petal Civic Center in Petal, Mississippi. (video)

Ulsted Victorious at Ansteorran Crown

At the Ansteorran Crown Tournament held on July 10th in the Barony of Namron, Duke Ulsted the Unsteady claimed victory to win his fifth Crown.  He was inspired by Duchess Ebergardis von Zell.  His Grace defeated Sior Tomas Niallagain, fighting for Baroness Rixende de Rouen, in the final bout.

Tobias Capwell, scholar and warrior

On the Order of the Crescent website, Dr. Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armor at The Wallace Collection (UK), says that he can't remember a time when he wasn't interested in the Middle Ages. Now he is a worldwide authority on late period armor and an internationally-known jouster.