Archive - Oct 17, 2011

SCA Board Rules on Same Gender Couples in SCA Leadership

On Saturday, October 15, the seven members of the Board of the Society for Creative Anachronism met in Seattle for the open session day of their quarterly meeting. While many items of business were on the agenda, the topic of highest interest for many was the issue of same-gender couple leadership in the SCA.

Royal Manuscripts to be displayed at British Library

"When we selected the manuscripts to go on display, we tried to pick those which were visually very strong and had a very strong art element," Kathleen Doyle, curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, said about the exhibition, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination.

Dining during Thorrablot

"Imagine a rotten fish, and multiply that smell and taste by 97, and that is the smell and taste of this strange food," said Halldor Sigurdsson of Reykjavik, Iceland, CNN iReporter for Eatocracy about an authentic Viking fish stew. (video & photos)

Crusader sword pommel: "one of the most significant relics of the Middle Ages ever discovered in Scotland"

A metal detectorist has discovered the pommel of a 13th century sword in a farmer's field in Selkirkshire, Scotland. Experts believe the bronze pommel belonged to a Norman noble involved in the Last Crusade.

Harvest War XXII photos online

David B. Rossi reports that he has created an album of photos from Harvest War XXII, which took place September 17, 2011 in the Kingdom of Artemisia. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.