Archive - 2010

February 27th

[DRA] Saint Egon & Univeristy of Nordmark

It is with great joy we are inviting the people of Drachenwald to celebrate Gotvik’s patron saint Egon, who protects us against foul farmers and rains of herring. This event will also host University of Nordmark.

"Secret of Kells nominated for Academy Award

The Secret of Kells, an animated film directed by Tomm Moore, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

February 26th

Early Chinese paintings subject of Freer & Sackler Galleries website

The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution have announced a new online resource for the study of early Chinese painting. The site features over 80 examples of 10th through 14th century artwork.

[EAL] Break The Back of Winter 20

Come One Come All!   The purple shores of Greyfells will resound with the sounds of music, stories and song!

[WES] Newcomers' Event and Tournament

If you're new to the SCA or have interested friends, this is the event for you! We will have a selection of classes covering many areas of interest found in the SCA. The classes will introduce new and old members to some of the various activities in the society.

[OUT] Caerthen Benefit and Baronial Investiture

Barony of Caerthe presents Caerthen Benefit and Baronial Investiture April 17, 2010

[AET] Donnan Party

Gather Ye Fencers of Æthelmearc!  It is that time of year again!  Time to wish the Kingdom Martial of Fence a Whapping Birthday as you take out your fencing frustrations on him personally!

[ANT] June Faire XXVIII

Their Excellencies Cedric and Brighid invite you to join with their populace as we celebrate our 28th annual June Faire for a full weekend of festivities. Experience feats of armored combat, the finesse of rapier, high-flying missiles, equestrian activities, the skillful displays of artisans and the beauty of the bardic arts - as well as some of the finest, handpicked merchants in the known world. This is our annual Demo for the public; please show off your best for the moderns who attend.

[ART] Loch Salann Defender Tourney

As the season changes, bringing forth new life, rumors fill the air that a huge, slimy, multi-limbed creature is roaming our fair lands. This can mean only one thing... the salt encrusted deamon decapod has returned from the depths of the murky salt water it calls home.

[LOC] Rowany Festival

Rowany Festival, the BIGGEST SCA event in the Southern Hemisphere, is coming to a Kingdom near YOU this Easter long weekend (1 - 6 April) !

Staffordshire horse head on display

A two-inch tall, gold filigree horse head is one of the latest pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard to be displayed at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, England. (photo)

Briony of Chatham elevated to Laurel at Birka

Broom reports that at the January 30, 2010 Market Day in Birka, in Their Barony of Stonemarche, Their Majesties Konrad and Branwen of the Kingdom of the East elevated Briony of Chatham to the Order of the Laurel.

Oysters treat of Elizabethan theater-goers

Archaeologists studying the sites of Elizabethan playhouses in London have discovered that theatre-goers were treated to an "exotic array of foods while enjoying the latest plays of the day."

February 25th

Bronzino: most influential 16th century painter in Florence

In the mid 16th century, Agnolo Bronzino was the most respected portraitist in Florence. Now a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Drawings of Bronzino, offers 59 of his works on paper. (slideshow)

Armor for Afghanistan

Zack reports that he has begun collecting armor for use by those stationed in Afghanistan who would like to begin SCA-style armored combat training.

Curling: Quirky, Cordial...and Period

To many Americans, the sport of curling is a mystery of complex scoring and opaque strategies. A deeper look reveals a sport that dates back to the later SCA period and whose participants have much in common with SCA martial competitors.

February 24th

Social networking boon to re-enactors

Devotees of past eras have found a blessing in a number of social networking websites such as Living History World Wide. Henry Hanks of CNN has the story.

General Meeting of the Society of Creative Anachronism Australia Ltd to be held at Rowany Festival

Andrew Ross-Gowan, Chair of the Society of Creative Anachronism Australia Ltd, reports that the Annual General Meeting of the SCAA will take place at Rowany Festival, April 2, 2010.

February 23rd

[ANT] Central Regional Rapier War Practice

Come join the armies of the Central Region Sunday, February 28th from 12-3 pm in Arlington, Texas as we prepare for Gulf Wars!

Open A&S at Gulf Wars XIX

Countess Gwendolen Isabella Stewart of Meridies brings news of the Open A&S competition to be held at this year's Gulf Wars.

Dark Ages really more "gray," say economists

In a recent story for NPR's All Things Considered, Madeleine Brand discusses new theories about the Dark Ages, the medieval spice trade, and the Black Plague with Chana Joffe-Walt and Adam Davidson.

Jousting fever in Escambia County, Florida

There were no damsels in distress at the recent Southeast United States Jousting Champion at the Escambia County Equestrian Center, just competitive jousters vying for the title. Rebecca Ross of the Pensicola News Journal has the story.

February 22nd

[MID] Northern Oaken Academy of Defense

Northern Oaken Academy of Defense

"How serious can you be dressed in a kilt?"

Bystanders came face to face with the Middle Ages recently at Machado Elementary School in Lake Elsinore, California. Justin and Ashley Katz of San Jose decided to give the activities a try. "I've never used a bow before, but it's just something I've always wanted to do," Justin said. "It seems fun and the people are extremely nice. I think I'll be back." The Morgan Hill Times has the story.

10th century Viking ingot found in England

A cigar-shaped, silver ingot dating to the 10th century has been discovered in Shenstone, England. The ingot, thought to be Scandinavian in origin, is believed to have been used as currency.

Photos from Clothier's Seminar online

Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from the Clothiers' Seminar which took place February 6, 2010 in Cúm an Iolair in the Kingdom of Calontir.

February 21st

Da Vinci resume online

In a letter to the Duke of Milan, Lenoardo da Vinci outlines his qualifications as an engineer and an artist. A scanned version of the resume with translation is available online.

"Some people fish on the weekend, I'm a 12th Century Catalan knight"

The SCA is graying. Now members, some of whom have been affiliated with the Society for over 20 years, are seeking new blood - sometimes using offbeat tactics such as Craig's List. Reporter Josh Shaffer of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer has the story.

February 20th

Winterwear for Vikings

The Wychwood Warriors Wiki offers an article on the history and design of coats and overtunics for early Germanic cultures and Vikings. Included are resources, with links, for Eastern Viking and female coats.

Ealdormere's St. Valentine's Massacre photos online

Bethóc reports that an album of photos taken at St. Valentine's Day Massacre in the Kingdom of Ealdormere is now available to view online.