Archive - Feb 2011

February 28th

[MER] Shadow of the Wolf III

 

Shadow of the Wolf III presented by the Incipient Shire of Redewolfden and the Shire of Crimson River

Toronto Exhibit celebrates King James Bible

A new exhibit at the University of Toronto's Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library celebrates the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Great and Manifold: A Celebration of the Bible in English runs until June 3, 2011. (photos)

Upholding the tradition of the fan

Among the 76 Livery Companies incorporated in London, is the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, a craft brought to England in the late 1500's by French Huguenot craftsmen.

Knights rock the fieldhouse at Nebraska Wesleyan University -- LINK FIXED

Apparently there were some surprised student faces on campus when members of the local SCA group staged their annual Winter War Maneuvers at the fieldhouse of Nebraska Wesleyan University. Reporter Brad Gilligan of the Reveille has the story. (photo)

[MID] NORAD

Northern Oaken Regional Academy of Defense. March 5, 2011

February 27th

Viking artifacts links

Researchers of all things Viking may want to visit the Vikverir website which features a links page of museums throughout Scandinavia which have posted photos of their collections.

Dancemoot and Aberdour Castle photos online

Torrkil reports that he has posted an album of photos from Dancemoot which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The album also includes photos from a trip to Aberdour Castle.

Old Duchy Palace to be restored

Built in the 13th century, the Old Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel, one of the oldest buildings in Cornwall, may have new life thanks to a UK£200,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund.

February 26th

English jeweler proves love for craft of the Middle Ages

Jamie Hall, an apprentice jeweller from Derby, England, has something to prove. He wants to show that he is a really good jewelry-maker, one who can forego the technology of the present for the techniques of the past, specifically the early Middle Ages.

Staffordshire Hoard sheds light on Anglo-Saxon military

Now that parts of the Staffordshire Hoard are on display, scholars are pondering the meaning of the discovery. Unlike most finds, the Hoard seems to be made up of only military parephernalia. (video)

Late Roman shield patterns online

On his Ancient Military History Site Luke Ueda-Sarson provides links to a wealth of information on ancient Roman and Greek military subjects including section "Late Roman Shield Patterns taken from the Notitia Dignitatum."

Thank you from Estrella War

The organizers of the recent Estrella War XXVII send their thanks to all who attended the War.

February 25th

Wearable art comes to Arizona

Medieval and Renaissance costumers may want to dust off their best garb and enter the Fashion Fantastico, a wearable art show which will take place May 13, 2011 at the Avondale Sports complex in Avondale, Arizona.

Three new peers in Atlantia

Donal Mac Ruiseart, Conch Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that, at His February 5, 2011 Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival, His Majesty, King Brian chose to offer peerages to three of His subjects.

Footprint of Roman child found in England

2,000 years ago, a Roman child went skipping through the mud near a Roman fort in Yorkshire, England. In 2010, his or her footprint was found.

Assistance to our Friends in the Kingdom of Lochoc

Denys the Decadent, from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that a website has been created to help those affected by recent flooding in Queensland, Australia.

Clarification on newsletter publication

Countess Honor of Restormel, Chronicler for the Society for Creative Anachronism, offers a brief clarification regarding electronic vs paper newsletters.

February 24th

[NOR] A Sworded Affair

A Sworded Affair; A day of rapier activities (more activities, less classes) Hosted by the Barony of Nordskogen

[LOC] Rowany Picnic

The year has started! Come out for a day of sitting in the park, enjoying the shade and breeze. Want somewhere to do some heavy combat, rapier, challenges, dancing, singing, games, chatting, and general fun stuff?

[LOC] Ildhafn Baronial Divestiture and Investiture

The Barony of Ildhafn* wishes to invite the Populace of Lochac to the Royal Visit of Their Majesties, King Gabriel and Queen Constanzia, on Saturday the 30th of April and Sunday the 1st of May.

[MID] Candlemas XXIV

The snow still falls and the icy winds still blow, but there is light coming again. With spring flickering on the horizon the itch to leave home and gather with family and friends grows stronger; and for the 24th time since the founding of the Great Midrealm all are invited to the Shire of Dragonsmark for... Candlemas XXIV!

[MID] Oaken Regional Cooking and Bardic Symposium

The Marche of Three Towers presents the Oaken Regional Cooking and Bardic Symposium. Join us as the cooks and bards of the kingdom share knowledge, discuss and learn new techniques (and old techniques), share recipes, and, of course, eat.

[MID] Dragonfest: A Newcomers' Event

Whether you've just heard of the SCA, you’re a brand new member, or you’ve been a member for a few years but still have many questions, this event is for you. Come join us for a day of learning what the SCA can offer you – from the arts and sciences to combat to what’s happening in court – even how to eat a feast.

[MID] Brendokenfest & Rose Tourney

Brendokenfest welcomes the Rose Tournament April 29- May 1, 2011.

[WES] Golden Rivers Championship

It is time once again to choose a new Lord and Lady of Golden Rivers. Come and join Viscountess Annora Raines and Baron James Skalli in a day of fighting and fun.

[WES] March Crown 2011

Come join Their Majesties Jade and Catherine as they bear witness to the grand tourney to choose the next Western Heirs! Look for many events and activities in the page and also on this website as we draw closer to the event.

[ANS] Baronial Investiture of Pasquale & Giovanna

The Barony of Raven’s Fort Invites you to the Baronial Investiture of Pasquale Pace & Giovanna Lena Caronna March 25 – 27, 2011.

Conquering armies brought climate change

Genghis Khan may have inadvertantly brought about climate change, believes Julia Pongratz, who, with her colleagues Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany, have compared historical records with global carbon dioxide levels.

[WES] Archery Hunt & Novelty Shoot

The Shire of Windy Meads welcomes the archers of the known world for a pleasant day of hunting in the woods.

[ATL] Siege of the Black Tower

The Canton of Rivers Point will once again be hosting The Siege of the Black Tower on April 9, 2011.