Archive - Oct 2011

October 21st

[NOR] Griffin Needle Challenge

Please join us for an exciting costuming challenge - Teams of up to six members each meet at 10PM Friday night and have until 6PM on Saturday evening to complete an entire outfit in an all-night sewing extravaganza!

[MID] Royal University of the Midrealm

The Barony of Sternfeld is proud to present... Royal University of the Midrealm Saturday, November 12, 2011

[ANS] Queen's Champion

The Stronghold of Hellsgate cordially invites you to Queen's Champion and Guardian of the Queen's Hope Tournament

[WES] All Hallows Feast

Recession got you down? The Barony of Vinhold invites you to its All Hallows Feast October 22, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to join the Danse Macabre leading noble, merchant, peasant and pauper through the travails of famine to the joys of feasting.

[MER] Castle Wars VIII

The Barony of South Downs presents Castle Wars VIII November 4-6, 2011 Sandy Beach Park, Macon, GA

[LOC] Ursulan Birthday Feast

Just a reminder that the College of St Ursula will be having a Greek themed Feast and that you should all come. There will be food, music, dancing and there will also be a tournament.

Interactive history of the British house

The Guardian website offers an interactive history of the British house in its "British architecture guides" section. The site includes homes from the Saxon era to contemporary, with options to zoom in for more detail and description.

October 20th

2011 Fall Icon Workshop

Saint John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church (Houston, Texas) is sponsoring an Icon-Writing (painting) Studio at any level of experience, for adults and accompanied children over 10, on Friday, November 4, 2011 through Sunday, November 6, 2011.

Isabel d'Estella elevated to Laurel in Atenveldt

Anita Challis reports that Mistress Isabel d'Estella has been elevated to the order of the Laurel by Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriela of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, Fencing, etc (FFF IX)

The Shire of ACG will host the ninth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 18-20, 2011, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address).

[CAI] Collegium Caidis & IKINS

Collegium Caidis: Devoted to providing low cost and high quality classes, taught by SCA members for SCA members.  At the same site and same time, the Inter-Kingdom Intensive Needlework Symposium (IKINS) will be providing advanced classes on embroidery-related topics.

Caelin on Andrede's photos from Ansteorra Fall 2011 Coronation and Namron Protectorate

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted albums of photos from Fall Coronation 2011 and Namron Protectorate in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Thomas de Revele knighted in Atenveldt

Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriella of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have elevated Their subject, Thomas de Revele, to the Order of Chivalry.

October 19th

Viking boat burial found in Scotland

An intact Viking boat burial has been found in the highlands of Scotland, the first burial of its kind found on the UK mainland. The artifacts found at the site indicate the man buried there may have been a high-ranking warrior.

Vilhelm and Agata new Baron and Baroness of Aarnimetsä

Baron UlfR and Baroness Eva of the Barony of Aarnimetsä in Finland have announced that they have stepped down from their positions as Baron and Baroness.

One medieval life tells story of change in14th century England

14th century England was a dark time, and a time of change in Britain. In a hour-long, online documentary, historian Michael Wood investigates changes in medieval life by following the family of peasant Christina Cok.

October 18th

Coronation of Their Majesties Cuan and Padraigin in Atlantia

William "Cookie" Barfoot would like to share with you the photos he took of the Coronation of Their Majesties Cuan and Padraigin to the throne of Atlantia.

Two East Kingdom subjects honored with Peerages

At Their Court held at the Feast of John Barleycorn / Viceregal Investiture in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, Their Majesties Lucan and Jana of the East Kingdom offered Peerages to two of Their subjects.

October 17th

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.

October 16th

Calontir Fall 2011 activity photos online

Hrothgar reports that he has posted two albums of photos from recent activities in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Savaric and Julianna new Midrealm Heirs

At the Crown Tournament of Their Majesties EikBrandr and Runa of the Middle Kingdom, Captain Savaric de Pardieu, inspired by Baroness Julianna de Pardieu, defeated Sir Ixtilixochitl Cacique, fighting for Maestra Margherita Alessia, in the final round.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for October 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2011.

Topkapı Palace re-opened after renovations

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey was on hand recently for the re-opening of several sections of Istanbul's famous Topkapı Palace, including the 15th century weapons exhibit, the fourth courtyard and the kitchen.

October 15th

Duke Sven Gunnarsson victorious in Drachenwald Crown Tourney

Vicountess Susannah of York reports that Duke Sven Gunnarsson was the winner of the October 8, 2011 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Drachenwald.

Andreas and Kallista to reign in AEthelmearc

Elisabeth reports that Andreas Martin was the victor of the October 8, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. He was inspired by Kallista Morganova. (video)

Sir Wulfgar Von Ostrand victor of Northshield Crown Tournament

Gunther Kegslayer posted the results of the Fall 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield on his Facebook page. The winner was Sir Wulfgar Von Ostrand, inspired by the Honorable Lady Devon Ffrench.