Archive - 2010

February 20th

Leicestershire artifacts help tell story of pilgrims' lives

Lead flasks, discovered by metal detectorists, are helping historians understand the history of medieval pilgrims in Leicestershire, England dating from the early 13th century through to the 16th century.

February 19th

Calontir winter 2010 event photos online

Cathus reports that he has posted two albums of photos taken at recent events in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Two offered elevation to Pelican in AEthelmearc

At the Royal Court of Their Majesties Henri and Elena of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc January 29, 2010, two gentles were offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican. The Court took place at Twelfth Night in the Canton of Steltonwald.

[AET] Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon

Good gentles of Æthlmearc and the Known World, mark your calendar now for the most incredible Ice Dragon ever!

February 18th

Three placed on vigil for Pelican at Ymir

Baron James of Middle Aston of the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atlantia placed three of Their subjects on vigil for the Order of the Pelican at Ymir XXXV.

Bog People subject of new book

In a review for The Telegraph, Philip Hoare looks at Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination, a book by University of California, Berkeley professor Karin Sanders.

Financial announcement from the SCA, Inc.

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has released a financial announcement on behalf of the Board.

February 17th

[EAL] Practicum 2010

The Canton of Caldrithig presents Practicum 2010 Saturday February 20, 2010

[MER] Black Gryphon Collegium

The Barony of Thor's Mountain presents: Black Gryphon Collegium February 19-21 ~ Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Rd, Pikeville, TN 37367-9803

[ATL] Tournament of Love and Beauty

In celebrations of the 17th year of the Barony of Ponte Alto a passage of arms will be held that exemplifies chivalric love and beauty, both on and off the field, as can be found in the ballads and tourneys of the 15th century.

[TRI] St. Valentines Day Massacre

Come join the Barony of An Crosaire at St. Val's! The theme of the event is Irish. Please join in the spirit and dress to the theme!

Oertha Winter 2010 Coronet video online

Merewyn has posted several videos from Winter 2010 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. The videos are available on YouTube.

[DRA] A later period, who knew..

The day will be filled with the delights of learning about a variety of subjects all pertaining to the 16th century and the evening will be filled with the delights of food and frolic.

[MID] Inkin' in Lincoln II

Come join us for a day dedicated to the scribal arts. Learn, teach, share, or just hang out.

[DRA] Double Wars XXIII

The Shire of Attemark would once again like to welcome all gentles throughout the Known World to the Double Wars.

[EAS] Quintavia Hafla

Salaam and Marhaban from the Shire of Quintavia as we once again open our doors for our annual Hafla.

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire 3603 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida  32505. Mobile phone (850) 572-1407- office (850) 429-8462-Fax  (850) 470-0012   GCRENFAIRE @ AOL.COM

[EAS] Carolingia's Festa de Michelangelo

Carolingia's Festa de Michelangelo is the proud sponsor of the King's and Queen's Arts and Sciences Championship

[DRA] Coronation

Their Majesties ThorvaldR and Fiona King and Queen of Drachenwald, dread Lords of these lands, Dispensers of Justice, Paragagons of Virtue and Protectors of their people, will be crowning their illustrious Heirs.

[MID] Winter Dance & Game Revel

The Shire of Eastwatch proudly presents the Second Annual Winter Dance & Game Revel held on March 6, 2010 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. This gala event will feature all of your favorite dances, period games, food and fun! Bring cordials, mead and other brews to enjoy with friends during the festivities and games to play until the wee hours of the morning.

[CAI] Queen's Champion Archery and Crossbow Tournament

Archers of Caid, come shoot in honor of our new Queen, Kara the Twin of Kelton.

Brave SCAdians attempt to save life of fire victim

THL Sofia Tyzes (Zsof), reports on the attempt by two members of the Barony of the Cleftlands (Cleveland, Ohio) to save a neighbor from a house fire. Fox 8 New's Autumn Ziemba has the story. (video)

Dancing and fighting SCA-style at the University of New Mexico

It was a typical Monday night in the Student Union Building of the University of new Mexico as members of the local SCA group learned Amoroso dance steps from instructor Laura Smalley. Reporter Candance Hsu of the university's Daily Lobo stopped by to learn about the SCA.

February 16th

Scots do not regard "Scots" as a language

A recent Scottish campaign to restore the Scottish language is meeting with some resistance - from the Scottish people.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2010.

February 15th

"Pseudo-medieval spectacles" in Ocala forest

Residents of Ocala, Florida are being educated in the arts and fighting of the Middle Ages by way of members of the Shire of Amugorod. Michael Oppermann, correspondent for, recently met with members of the group to discuss the SCA. (photos)

Molinillo discovery proves use of chocolate in 16th century St. Augustine

The discovery of a molinillo, a stick used to mix chocolate, in a well in St. Augustine, Florida leads experts to believe that chocolate was enjoyed in the 1500s in the city.

Medieval scroll text layout

The Got Medieval blog offers a tutorial on laying out a scroll text by a graduate student of medieval studies. The tutorial is done in a very lighthearted way.

February 14th

Drachenwald 12th Night/Coronation photos online

Arienwan verch Arthur has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night/Coronation that took place in the Shire of Flintheath (England) in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Mel Gibson considers film about Norse warriors

For his next project, filmmaker Mel Gibson may be returning to a childhood dream. "The very first idea that I ever had about making a film, my first thought ever about being a filmmaker was when I was 16-years-old, and I wanted to make a Viking movie," Gibson told journalists at a press event.