Archive - Jun 2011

June 30th

Duchess War photos online

Megan reports that she has created an album of photos from Duchess War, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will meet July 9, 2011 in Milpitas, California. The meeting will be followed by a barbeque.

[ART] Dragon's Tear

In the dawning of our world, the last pair of dragons flew through skies of sapphire blue. With their great ages one landed to fall into his last sleep. Grief stricken for her loss, the last mighty Lady Dragon cried tears until she as well passed for this world into myth and legend.

[OUT] Northern Outlands Arts & Sciences Collegium

The Barony of Caer Galen invite you to the second Northern Outlands A&S Collegium. Come for a day of learning and teaching!

[DRA] Brot, Wurst und Spiele IV

The Shire of Aventiure, Canton in the Barony of Knight´s Crossing, invites You to Brot,Wurst und Spiele IV. Attend this Weekend with Games and Fights and bring in all Your skills to support Your team!

[MID] Push for Pennsic

Join us as the Marche of Norborough presents: Push for Pennsic, a South Oaken Pennsic War Practice July 8-10, 2011 at Miami County Fairgrounds

Did Giotto paint the shroud of Turin?

A new book by an Italian art historian claims that the Shoud of Turin is neither a biblical relic nor a medieval hoax, but a creation of the famous Rennaissance artist Giotto.

Mercaston posy ring declared treasure

“+I LIKE MI CHOIES” reads the inscription on a silver posy ring found in a field by a British metal detector enthusiast. The ring has been declared treasure by the British Museum. (photo)

June 29th

College of Arms seeks comments on new heraldry submission rules

Aryanhwy, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that the SCA College of Arms is seeking comments on revised rules for submission of heraldry.

Violent trauma marks Stirling skeletons

The area near Stirling Castle in Scotland was a dangerous place in the 13th - 15th centuries. Evidence of this can be seen in the recent discovery of five skeletons buried at the castle which exhibit signs of having suffered "brutally violent" deaths.

"Medieval Man" visits students at Ontario school

To students at St. Joseph School in River Canard, Ontario, Canada, Jay McKee is "Medieval Man," the guy who teaches them about the history of the Middle Ages. Ron Giofu of the Amherstburg Echo has the story. (photo)

Pennsic War 40 class schedule online

Class listings for the University at Pennsic 40 are now available to review online.

June 28th

Photos from the Sapphire Joust in Atlantia

William "Cookie" Barfoot has finnaly finished his album from the Sapphire Joust that took place recently in the Barony of Caer Mear in the kingdom of Atlantia. 

Medieval occupational names

Looking for an SCA name? If so, you might want to investigate Der Haus Buecher der Nuernberger Zwoelfbruederstifungen which offers a list of medieval occupational names.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2011.

June 27th

New SCA documentary looking for backers

Zorikh Lequidre, known in the SCA as Lord Ervald the Optimistic, producer of The Pennsic War: A Video Documentary, is seeking backers for a new production to be filmed at Pennsic War XL.

Traditional restoration for 15th century bridge

The 15th century bridge in Bridgend, England gave the town its name. Now the town will give something back by using traditional methods to give the bridge a facelift.

Columbus' ships to visit U.S. shores summer 2011

The Columbus Foundation will sponsor a tour of two of its historical replicas, the Niña and the Pinta, to locations in the northeast and Great Lakes of the United States in 2011.

June 26th

Diary of Siege of Constantinople online

In 1453, Italian surgeon Nicolo Barbaro recorded his account of the siege and fall of Constantinople. The diary is now available to read online.

AEthelmearc artisans featured on Manor de Blair website

Members of SCA household, Manor de Blair in the Barony of Delftwood, Æthelmearc, showcase their A&S entries at the Annual Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.

The unconventional life of Renaissance woman Copia Sulam

Copia Sulam was a true Renaissance woman: poet, linguist, conversationalist and hostess of reknown in Venice at the beginning of the 17th century. Renee Levine Melammed of the Jerusalem Post examines her extraordinary life.

June 25th

Preslav History Museum receives model of 10th century capital

Retired Bulgarian veterinarian Hristo Antonov has given a unique gift to his hometown, Veliki Preslav: a scale model of the city, the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10th century. (photo)

Knights and ladies at the library? “Whoa!”

“Whoa!” exclaimed young library patrons when a great sword was drawn at a recent summer reading club program at Grand Island Public Library by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Denton Cushing of the Independent (Central Nebraska) covered the story. (photo)

Kitchen Bardic Party II CDs released

Dame TSivia and Fursto de Robnye report that the Kitchen Bardic Party II CD has been released.

June 24th

[ANT] July Coronation

Please join us in celebrating the reign of King Skeggi and Queen Taisiia and the coronation of their successors Crown Prince Thorin and Crown Princess Dagmaer.

[ANT] A Game of Thrones & Stormgods

The Barony of Stromgard invites one and all to join us for our Game of Thrones and Stormgods July 22-24, 2011 in the secluded rolling hills of the Zumstein Family Farm near Woodland, Washington.

[WES] Vinhold Archery Champion Tourney

Are you good with a stick? Do you love to watch your shafts hit the bullseye? Do you quiver at the chance to shoot your bow? If so, Come to Vinhold this Saturday, June 25, and show off your talents!

[DRA] Turnier des Herzwaldes II

On the 10th day of September – a Saturday - , the gentle Ladies invite worthy combatants to enter the lists in the ruins of Frauenstein in the village of Ruppertsecken, near the famed Donnersberg.

[EAS] Great Northeastern War XXV

Great Northeastern War is an annual event sponsored by The Province of Malagentia, which is the Southern Maine chapter of The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA).

Shakespeare and Olympics share billing in 2012 London

In 2012, England will celebrate hosting the Olympic Games, but the year will also include a huge celebration of the works of William Shakespeare. Vanessa Thorpe of the Guardian offers a rundown of cultural events involving Shakespeare.