Archive - 2011

February 17th

Romans: coming to a screen near you

Hollywood seems to have a new love affair with Rome, gladiators and soldiers in particular, with the release of The Eagle at theaters and shows such as Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on television. Cary Darling of McClatchy Newspapers has the story.

[ATL] Feast of St. Pyr VIII

The Barony of Black Diamond invites one and all to join us in celebrating our most favored saint, St. Pyr, a Welsh abbot of the 6th century known for his lax rule and love of imbibing.

[ANS] House Wolfstar's Xth Company of Wolves Event

As the Ambassador of House Wolfstar's Love I personally invite you to join me in attendance at House Wolfstar's Xth Company of Wolves Event. If you are in the SCA to enjoy yourself, relax, and yes enjoy yourself then this is The Event to attend!!

[ANT] Daffodil Tourney

Come join Their Excellencies Ming and Elina, the Baron & Baroness of Seagirt, as they host the grand tournaments and witness the selection of Seagirt's Defender (armoured combat), Captain of the Grenadiers (rapier), and Marksman of Seagirt (archery). 

[LOC] Great Northern War XIII

It is time for war so pack your armour! Ready your horns for drinking and your bellies for eating! Great Northern War XIII promises to be everything you expect and a whole lot more!

[ANS] Southern Regional War Practice

Gulf Wars is almost upon us.  It is time to repair your armor, sharpen your swords and make ready for Battle!!
The Southern Region is having a War practice on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Ffynnon Gath.

[CAL] Calontir Spring Coronation

The Barony of Vatavia welcomes all to the Coronation of TRH’s Anton and Isabeau!

[ATL] Tournament of the Golden Rose

I am both pleased and proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Tournament of the Golden Rose will take place on April 16, 2011, in the Barony of Tir-y-Don.

[ATE] How To Train Your Viking

Are you looking for a nice relaxing day with the family?  Ever wanted to know what it takes to be Viking?  Are you young or young of heart? Boy do we have the training program... eh, fun event for you!  Just watch out for the dragons... err, PETS!

[ANT] Culinary Symposium 2011

Welcome to An Tir's Culinary Symposium 2011. This will be a weekend for all those interested in pre-17th century cooking. We'll be cooking, eating, sharing research, and learning together.

[OUT] Caerthe A&S Competition

Please join the Barony of Caerthe as we choose our new Arts and Sciences Champion for the coming year. All are invited to enter but only members of the Barony are eligible to become the Champion.

[ATL] Roxbury Mill Martial Arts Symposium

The Shire of Roxbury Mill is hosting a martials arts symposium on April 30, 2011. This is a "get ready" for tournament and war season event. A day of training and authorizations, for Armored, rapier and Target Archery.

[OUT] Shake the Midwinter Blues

Please join us on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 6pm until midnight for a night of drumming, dancing, good food, and great company as we share Estrella War "No S**t" stories.

[OUT] Kingdom A&S Competition and Queen's Prize

Kingdom A&S Competition and Queen's Prize, Barony of Fontaine dans Sable, April 9, 2011, McGee Park

SUNY Potsdam goes to the Vikings (and students, and librarians...)

By night Olaf Haraldson, an 11th century Viking and member of the Varangian Guard, shows off his axe skills and teaches others to fight. By day, Samuel E. McBroom is a librarian from Potsdam, New York (USA).

Colosseum to be restored by shoe manufacturer

Roman officials have accepted an offer from Diego Della Valle, founder of Tod's luxury shoe brand, to fund the restoration of the crumbling Colosseum.

February 16th

Old Twelvey Night photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, has created an album of photos from the recent Old Twelvey Night event which took place in the Barony of Nordskogen.

[OUT] WinterWolf

Come join The College of Blaiddwyn on March 5th, While we chase away the last of the winter blues. Have a fun filled day with tournaments in heavy and light weapons, A&S, Cooking and Bardic arts to determine the next Champions of Blaiddwyn.

Up Helly Aa 2011

Happy Viking New Year to one and all! The BBC offers a few shots of the most recent Up Helly Aa celebration in Scotland's Shetland Islands.

Medieval monks predict climate change

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have matched diaries kept by monks, dating to 1500, to look at weather patterns from the past 500 years. The scientists have found that historical records closely parallel modern computer simulations of European climate patterns.

February 15th

Renaissance raised heel shoes web site upgraded

The website "Chopine, Zoccolo, and Other Raised Heel and High Heel Construction," created by Master Vyncent atte Wodegate (OL), has received a major overhaul recently.

Higgins Armory Museum: Kid tested, geek approved

The GeekDad blog at paid a visit to the Higgins Amory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). The Higgins boasts the largest collection of medieval arms and armor outside Europe.

3rd century bathhouses prove Roman social advancement in Syria

The discovery of several luxurious Roman bathhouses in Bosra, Syria demonstrates that the area was an important part of Roman social life in the area, according to Director of Bosra Antiquities Department Wafaa al-Audi.

February 14th

Jocelyn of Lutterworth elevated to Laurel in the Midrealm

Arrienne reports that Their Majesties Ullr and AnneLyse have offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Jocelyn of Lutterworth in recognition of her excellent scribal work.

Shire of Ballachlagan advanced to full status

At Their recent Baronial Twelfth Night Celebration held in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, Duncan and Ilish, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, announced that Their Kingdom is to have a new shire.

Master Philip White vigiled in the Midrealm

At Their recent 12th Night event, Ullr and AnneLyse, King and Queen of the Midrealm, offered Master Philip White elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

February 13th

Hunting and falconry law changes proposed in Virginia

Britton reports that Delegate Harvey Morgan of the Virginia legislature has proposed a change to laws affecting the practice of falconry and hunting with dogs.

Gulf Wars Tapestry to debut at 2011 War

Mistress Daphne of Colchester reports that she plans to publish the Gulf Wars Tapestry, the first daily newspaper at Gleann Abhann's signature event, beginning in 2011.

3 offered peerages at Caerthen 12th Night

THL Anna MacTaggart, Blue Iris Herald, for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that Their Majesties Boleslav and Astriðr offered peerages to three of Their subjects at the January 8, 2011 12th Night celebration in the Barony of Caerthe.

February 12th

East Kingdom 12th Night photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from 12th Night in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.