Archive - Apr 2011

April 27th

[MER] How to Train Your Dragon

Join us for a day of Viking classes, fighting and feast.

[OUT] Mountain Mayhem

Mountain Mayhem - Sponsored by: Canton of Readstan Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011 Location: Cornerstone Park, 5150 S Windermere Street, Littleton Co., Southeast corner.

[OUT] Plague Picnic

Join us for the Plague Picnic.  A fun filled day of Plague, Punishment, and Pleasure

Pennsic War 40

Pennsic is an annual event, in the guise of a "War", between the Kingdoms of the East and the Middle of the Society for Creative Anachronism Pennsic is also the largest Society event, with attendance in recent years exceeding 10,000.

Paper into couture at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

In Pulp Fashion:  The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, the Belgian artist re-creates exquisite life-size historic costumes using paper. The exhibit is currently at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor until June 5, 2011. (photos)

[ANT] Sport of Kings VI

Sport of Kings began as a way to bring our many talented armored combatants together to share their experience and knowledge with others at all levels of accomplishment.

[ANT] The Stranded Mermaid

The Shire of False Isle would like to invite one and all to The Stranded Mermaid on July 8-10, 2011

[EAS] Les Baltanes

Come celebrate with us the coming of summer at the Baltanes Festivities, which will be held on June 10-11-12, in the lands of the Barony of Havre des Glaces on the Island of Bacchus (Ile d'Orleans).

[AET] Potluck/Aethelmearc Army Muster

With the Winter now behind us and Spring in full bloom, it's time to create new garb or add embellishments to old.  Maybe even learn a new technique or try a completely new time period. Bring your projects and join us May 7, 2011 for a Costumer's Potluck at the Greenville Rec Center/YMCA  (45 Alan Avenue Greenville, PA 16125). 

Hjaltland Research Network to be established in the Shetlands

More Norse than Scottish, the Shetlands are poised to become a new mecca for the study of things Viking, where scholars plan to begin a new project entitled Mapping Viking Age Shetland.

SCA Announces International Membership Rate Increase

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has published an announcement of a membership fee increase approved by the Board recently.

April 26th

Turrel Michelovna to be Laureled in Atenveldt

Dame Jennifer Trethewy reports that Lady Turrel Michelovna has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties Phelan and Amirah, King and Queen of Atenveldt, to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Considering the Viking axe

Many people have the same misconceptions about Viking weapons as they do about horned Viking helmets. On their website, Hurstwic, a Viking-Age interest group based in New England, discusses the reality of Viking axes.

[CAI] Calafia Bardic at Potrero War, 2011

Two great concerts, Sunday night at Potrero war
(May 30th, 2011 Potrero War in Caid, Open Ramada)

First, Join us for the "Bards of A Feather" Family Concert!
(including the Rare Norwegian Blue....)
Starting at 7:00, we'll have a great family concert full of songs, stories, dancing, and all sorts of crazy-making. Good for All ages!

D&D comes to life in Illinois park

Reality meets fantasy in Jeremy "Boo" Rochman Memorial Park in Carbondale, Illinois where kids and adults alike can experience the Dungeons and Dragons fantasies come to life.

April 25th

Battle of Towton commemorated in podcast

550 years ago, 28,000 men were killed in what is considered Britain's bloodiest battle. To commemorate the anniversary, BBC 4 Today discusses the final brawl of the war of the Roses.

The fighting life in Ambergard

"I like the camp outs, the camaraderie, the sport," said Scott Rankin at the recent War in the Oasis in Ephrata, Washington, an SCA event featuring melee combat. Cameron Probert of the Columbia Basin Herald attended the event and reports.

Baltimore museum hosts exhibit on reliquaries

Until May 15, 2011, the Walters Art museum in Baltimore, Maryland will host Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe, "a fascinating array of objects tracing the evolution and permutations of reliquaries from late antiquity to the Renaissance."

April 24th

Cardigan Castle to receive UK£4.7m grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to provide UK£4.7m for conservation work to the building and grounds at Cardigan Castle. The 12th century castle was once home to Welsh princes.

Vandalism mars 16th century Persian masterpieces

Auction houses have long profited from the 19th century practice of destroying precious painted manuscripts from Iran, India or Turkey by selling pages ripped from the books. Souren Melikian of the New York Times looks at this phenomenon.

[AET] Barony Wars and Bazaar V

After a brief hiatus from our shire, do the Baronies of Delftwood and Endless Hills of AEthelmearc and the Barony of Concordia of the Snows of the East Kingdom return to the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle for Barony Wars and Bazaar V.

[OUT] Something Yummy 3

Come and join us for a day in Spain.  Food, clothing, heraldy, the Templars, plants, armor, the list will continue. See Windkeep.net for the latest class schedule.

[AET] Spring AEcademy

The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands invites one and all to attend on June 25, 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of North Hills, 2359 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-1625.

[ART] Gaelic Games

Come all ye round the bonnie brae for highland games and a wee day of fellowship midst the bitterroot, nae thistle to impede our play.

[ATL] Drums of War

As Pennsic and War of the Wings approach, now is the time for the mighty warriors of Atlantia to sharpen their skills with blade and arrow. On the fields of Elchenburg Castle, melees of grand proportion in both heavy and rapier will offer opportunities for both practice and authorizations.

Arts shine in Terra Pomaria

The arts and sciences were on display recently when members of the Barony of Terra Pomaria, Kingdom of An Tir, brought their talents to Salem, Oregon's Riverfront Park. Justin Much of the Statesman Journal has the story. (slideshow)

April 23rd

Lochac residents outliers in newspaper survey

Simon Hoad and Judith Gray do not fit into normal social categories proposed by the Macedon Ranges Leader (Melbourne, Australia). Instead of "playing sport" or "socialising with friends," Hoad and Gray are the Baron and Baroness of Stormhold. (photo)

Grants and donations will keep archaeological treasures in the UK

Grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund charity, as well as public donations, will keep recent archaeological treasures in the United Kingdom. Funds of over UK£1 million will allow such items as a hoard of Roman coins and four gold Iron Age torcs to be acquired by local museums.

Barbarians needed for film

Baronessa Giovanna Adimari, Midrealm Media Relations Officer, reports that she has been contacted by the producer of an upcoming web-based series seeking actors.

April 22nd

Dürer star charts auctioned

On March 30, 2011, the world's oldest printed star charts, created by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, were auctioned by Sotheby's auction house in London. The woodcuts were first printed in 1515. (photo)