Archive - Sep 2011

September 2nd

Calligrapher to the stars

Professional Calligrapher DeAnn Singh has done everything from historic reproductions for movie sets to the personal scrapbooks of celebrities. She has been passionate about her work for 30 years, and practices both ancient and modern letters.

[WES] Siege Cooking Pirates

While the fighting still rages outside, the Shire is negotiating with the pirates. To impress them into thinking we can stand the siege for much longer, we need to prepare a feast using just the dwindling supplies in our larder.

[MID] Day of the Dragon XI

The Shire of Dragon's Vale Proudly Presents Day of the Dragon XI -- "Still Smoking after all" September 17, 2011

Pennsic XL A&S Display photos online

THL Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh, A&S Display Coordinator for Pennsic XL, reports that she has created an album of photos of the A&S Display that took place at the War. The photos are available in PhotoBucket.

September 1st

Mongols share traditional dance

A short film from UNESCO highlights Mongolian music and culture by sharing the Biyelgee Mongolian traditional folk dance as performed by dancers from several different ethnic groups.

LARPers take on Hell in upcoming film

What happens when a gang of medieval LARPers summon a demon from hell? A comedy/horror film entitled Knights of Badassdom, that's what. View the trailer online. (PG-13)

Medieval Mayhem at Scotland's Caerlaverock Castle

The walls of Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries, Scotland rang with the sound of sword on shield recently when Historic Scotland presented Medieval Mayhem. A slideshow of photos by Gareth Easton is available from the BBC.

Sven Orfhendur winner of Caid's Fall 2011 Crown Tournament

Gürcü Iskender reports that Duke Sven Orfhendur was the victor of the August 20, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid. Duke Sven fought for the honor of Her Ladyship Cassandra Zoe Paganel.