Archive - Apr 2011

April 18th

Valhalla, the unattainable

In this fanciful, animated film, an old Viking warrior looks forward to eternity in Valhalla, but discovers that dying honorably in battle isn't as easily accomplished as he hoped.

April 17th

Medieval settlement discovered in Sudan

A three-year research project, sponsored by the Prehistory Institute of Poznan University and the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums of Sudan, has begun at the Hosh esh-Sheitan strongold in the Nile Valley. Archeologists have already found one or more medieval settlements.

Ansteorra Fall 2010 and Gulf Wars XX photos online

Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has created a couple of albums of photos from Ansteorra's Fall 2010 Coronation and from the 2011 Gulf Wars. The photos are available on Flickr.

Yahoo Group created for SCA Crossover fighters

Ceanntighern reports that a new Yahoo Group has been created as a place to meet for SCA fighters who enjoy both armored combat and rapier. The group is called SCA Combat Crossovers.

April 16th

Historic Cornwall pub destroyed by fire

"People come from all over the world to see the Pandora," said Mylor, England resident Cordelia Folland after a fire ripped through the 13th Century thatched Pandora Inn March 24, 2011.

Enchanted Ground at Pennsic

His Grace, Duke Cariadoc, has announced that the Enchanted Ground will again be open for campers and visitors at this year's Pennsic War.

Vinland the Good

A short documentary, entitled The Vinland Mystery, looks at the search for the "only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good."

April 15th

"As much historical research as your brain can handle"

“This is a great hobby and it’s a family-friendly event. You do as much historical research as your brain can handle, and that really makes this interesting,” commented Sir Gemini at a recent SCA demonstration in Manteca, CA. Jason Campbell of the Manteca Bulletin has the story. (photo)

SCA Thailand in the News

In early April, a reporter from the Bangkok Post went to cover the fighter practice of the Canton of Golden Playne, the first and only SCA branch in Thailand. The video is available at the Bangkok Post Website.

Students tweet Chaucer

Users of Twitter may wish to follow students from LMU's English 433 class as they tell stories on the way to Canterbury!

April 14th

Seeking photos of Countess Elaina for memorial

Countess Tamara Di Firenze has asked us to publish a request from Master Cerdic, for those SCA folk who may have photographs of Countess Elaina.

Ealdormere mourns Countess Elaina Oaklawn

Baroness TSivia bas Tamara v'Amberview reports that Countess Elaina Oaklawn, known to many as "Miss-Information" at Pennsic, has died in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

[MID] Mayfaire XIV

Come and join us for the melting of the snows and the new spring as we mark another year together in the Middle Kingdom!

[MER] Hit List

We the Barony of the Osprey do wish to extend an invitation to one and all to join us for a journey down the Silk Road in this the Year of the Metal Rabbit. Please come and join us at historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island for a weekend of fighting, feasting, and fun.

[NOR] Rumble in the Forest V

The Canton of Coille Stoirmeil Would like you to join us in the Forest for the Ruummbbllle! RUMBLE IN THE FOREST V May 6th -8th

[CAL] St. George And The Dragon

St. George And The Dragon. Activities include Fighting tourneys, Archery, Equestrian tourney, as well as A&S competitions!

[AET] May Day II: When Pigs Fly!

The newly-minted Shire of Angels Keep invite all and sundry to join us for May Day II: When Pigs Fly!

[AET] Brass Ring Thing XI

Once again, good gentles, do we invite all that is good and great from these Sylvan Lands to celebrate the medieval origins of the carousel and to give aid to the good gentles of the Herschell Carousel Museum!

[ANS] Defender of the Flame

The populace of Glaslyn wishes to invite all to attend their Defender of the Flame event to take place on April 15 - 17 at the Wagonmaster RV Park in Sanger, Texas. Chivalric, Rapier, Archery & Bardic Defender of the Flame will fight for the title, in addition to the Keepers of the Flame to be chosen by the Ladies of Glaslyn.

[NOR] Northshield Rapier Academy

Working with the Minister of the Academy, Dona Sibyl Sevenoke, we are pleased to announce that the 2011 Northshield Rapier Academy will be held in the Shire of Coldedernhale (Fort Pierre, SD) on October 14-16, 2011

[NOR] Schützenfest 2011

Schützenfest is the bi-annual celebration of missile weapons for the Barony of Nordskogen. Schützenfests (which can be translated as marksmen's festivals) were originally spring festivals and took place in both Germany and Switzerland.

[ATE] Practicum of the Sword V

Come join us in the Barony of Starkhafn for swordsmanship, friends, and food!

[CAI] Great Western War XIV

Great Western War XIV is back and runs October 5-10, 2011 - If you have never been, it is high time that you did. Do you like fighting? There is lots of it.

[MER] Dreamstone Tourney XXXII

Come one, come all, as we frolic and revel to the sights and sounds of Shakespeare's world in a weekend of fun and laughter.

[ANT] Hocktide Emprise

The shires of Glyn Dwfn and Southmarch (in the farthest southern reaches of the realm) are pleased to bring you this wonderful event that offers something for everyone. This is not your grandpater's equestrian event!

[LOC] Stowe on the Wowld 8th Birthday Tavern Feast

The Canton of Stowe on the Wowld is pleased to invite all good gentles to join us at the Owl & Acorn Tavern to toast to 8 great years of Stowe.

[CAL] Melon Wars VII

Melon Wars 7 - April 29 - May 1, 2011 Langwood Education Center - 14001 H Av - Grandview, IA 52653

Ontario Welsh Festival

We invite you to join us in at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls from April 29 to May 1, 2011. Join us in friendship, in song and in celebration. Let’s keep the tradition of our Ontario Welsh Festival alive and vibrant. To accomplish this, we need your support and presence next year and in the years ahead.

[ATL] Southern Atlantia Archery Day

The Canton of Crois Brigte invites you to come to the fields at the Castle Elchenburg for a fun filled weekend of target archery.

Katrina von Rosenberg to become Pelican in Atenveldt

Lady Arianna reports that a vigil will be held at the upcoming Atenveldt Coronation for THL Katrina von Rosenberg to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.