Archive - Jan 2011

Pennsic 40 Artisans Row, An Invitation

Unto the Artisans of the Known World, An invitation to participate in the Artisans Row at Pennsic 40. 

This week in barley: Two brewing discoveries in Germany

Thousands of charred barley grains have been found in ditches in the early Celtic settlement of Eberdingen-Hochdorf, Germany. The site may have been used to make beer for a nearby religious center.

Cannabis catapult hurls pot over the Mexican border

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and Mexican authorities have joined forces to intercept a catapult used by drug smugglers to hurl pot from Mexico into Arizona.

January 30th

"Bloody war" in Caid

In October 2010, West Coast members of the SCA and others from around the Known World met to cross swords and trade tales at the Great Western War. Samantha Garrett of the Bakersfield College Renegade Rip visited the war and reports on what she learned. (photos)

Gulf Wars XX pre-registration extended

Duchess Mary-Grace of Gatland reports that online registration for Gulf Wars XX has been extended until February 28, 2011.

Small town bands in the Middle Ages

Medievalists.net blog offers a link to an article by David M. Guion dealing with wind bands from the 14th through 19th centuries. The article, published in the Journal of Band Research, Vol.42 (2007) is entitled: Wind bands in towns, courts, and churches from the Middle Ages to the Baroque.

January 29th

Town of Bobbio may help redefine Mona Lisa

Research by Carla Glori seems to point to the norhtern Italian town of Bobbio as the backdrop for Leonard da Vinci's painting of Mona Lisa. Glori also believes that Bianca Giovanna Sforza is the real subject of the painting.

Estrella pre-registration extended to January 31, 2010

The Estrella War Staff reports that it has extended the pre-registration deadline for Estrella War XXVII until January 31, 2011.

Royal Shakespeare Company to hold costume sale

Costumers: The opportunity of a lifetime presents itself on Feruary 12, 2011 when the Royal Shakespeare Company will sell thousands of costumes worn by such theatre luminaries as Ian McKellen and Kenneth Branagh.

January 28th

[AET] Vikings on the River

'Lo, there do you see your father. 'Lo, there do your see you mother, and your sisters, and your brothers. 'Lo, there do you see the line of your people. 'Lo, do they call to you. They bid you take your place among them on
April 2, A.S. XLV in the Shire of Riversedge.

[ANT] Stromgard Founding Revel

As you know by now, Stromgard is well pleased to host a round of the 2011 Tournament Circuit at its Founding Revel on February 5 at the Battleground Community Center in Battleground, Washington.

[DRA] Flaming Arrow IV

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the shire of Glen Rathlin is once more hosts Flaming Arrow. This year we are running it as a full weekend event with lunch and feast with as normal, lots and lots of archery all day long.

[NOR] Bardic Madness XXI

East to West, North to South, the Bardic arts are beloved across all of Northshield. Last year, we celebrated the 20th Bardic Madness in Windhaven where it all began in the far eastern reaches of the Kingdom. This year, travel west with us to make ring the hills of Schattentor!

[CAL] Ceilidh 2011

The Shire of Dun Ard presents Ceilidh 2011 Saturday April 16, 2011 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

[AET] Winter Gathering

The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn extends an invitation to one and all to visit us for a day of Tournament, Melee, Fencing, Feasting, A&S and dancing.

Three Peerages announced at Northshield's Old Twelvey Night

Baron Maol Mhichil mac Ghiolla Pheadair, Codex Herald, reports that at Their January 15, 2011 Old Twelvey Night event, Their Majesties Hrodir and Anne, King and Queen of Northshield, offered Peerages to three of Their subjects.

[WES] Spring Equestrium

Come on up the hill and enjoy a day of equestrian classes, interaction and FUN! Spring Equestrium will be held at Pioneer Equestrian Park (6740 Fairplay Road Somerset, CA. 95684) in the shire of Mountains Gate!

[MID] South Oaken Spring A&S Competition

The South Oaken Arts and Sciences Competition will take place April 9, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

[GLE] Plunderers & Privateers

Ahoy there! Many a culture lived and died on the seven seas! Join the crew of the Shire of Iron Ox as we follow the code and set sail for High Adventure!

[MID] Bardic Comfort Zone

It's time to put down your sword. Bardic Comfort Zone is a bardic get-together designed to encourage you to expand your comfort zone.

[MID] Winged Hills Collegium

Once again we here in the Marche of Winged Hills are pleased to present the Winged Hills Collegium.  The Collegium is two days of classes, meetings, and social gatherings with the goal of providing educational opportunities in all aspects of the SCA.

[EAL] Forward into the Past XXI

FITP XXI: April 2, 2011 Bricker Academic Building, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

All fees include access to the Full Day of sessions (6 sessions and keynotes)
Pre-Registration       On-Site Registration
Adult Price     $15.00    $20.00

[OUT] Dragonsspine War Practice

Dragonsspine will be hosting a war practice at Bear Creek Park on Sunday, January 30, 2010 the day after Dragonsspine's Peacock Fantasy event. The practice will start a 10am and go until we are all too tired to continue.

[ATL] Bright Hills Baronial Birthday and Investiture

Escape Winter's Dreary hold; bask in the promise of Spring; join us in a Japanese Garden for Bright Hills Baronial Birthday and Investiture.

[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall

The Shire of the Shadowlands is excited to announce the return of our celebrated (though seasonally-challenged) day of merriment, Fall Ball in the Small Hall! This year's theme is Ballhalla, so wear your finest Norse attire, brush up on your bransles, and join us for a day of fun with something for everyone on Saturday January 29, 2010!

Photos posted from Jararvellir's Yule Moot

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from the recent Yule Moot in the Barony of Jararvellir, Kingdom of Northshield. The event was held in Waunakee, Wisconsin on January 9, 2011.

"Enigma" discovered in Renaissance church

For centuries, church historians have been puzzled by the symbols carved into diamond-shaped stones in the fascade of Naples' renaissance Gesù Nuovo church, but new eivdence shows that the engravings are a musical score. (audio)

January 27th

Irish "giants" more truth than myth

The myth of Irish giants such as Fionn Mac Cumhail may contain a grain of truth, according to a recent genetic study. DNA may show that a strain of gigantism ran through five families in the northern part of the country.

Hadrian’s Wall trench intended as road

Archaeologist Geoff Carter has proposed a controversial new theory concerning the trench that runs south of Hadrian's Wall: It was intended to be a Roman road, linking the forts that were part of the wall complex.

Mead makes a comeback

Vicky Rowe knows a lot about mead. The owner of Gotmead.com, "the Internet's premier resource for everything to do with mead," spoke recently to Allen G. Breed of SFGate.com about the comeback of the drink in mainstream society.