Archive - Jan 2012

January 18th

The Most Interesting Zanni in the World

Promoting their 20th Anniversary performance, The Alexandrian Tapestries, the Golden Stag Players offer a parody video of the Dos Equis beer commercials that feature "the most interesting man in the world."

Estrella War Collegium - - Teachers Needed

Whatever your art, skill, or special knowledge of the arts and sciences of the Middle Ages, you are cordially invited to join us for an hour (or longer) instructing a captivated audience at Estrella War XXVIII. Classes will be scheduled from Wednesday (3/28/2012) to Sunday (4/1/2012), starting each day at 9:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm.

SCA joins Roller Vixens for charity event

It's a "continuing partnership," said Morgantown Roller Vixen Brianna Lovell about Jingle Brawl, a recent charity event featuring three roller derby scrimmage games and an armored combat demo by the local SCA group. Reporter Alex Hines of WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia has the story.

January 17th

[LOC] The Feast of Venus

Be it known that Venus, the Goddess of Love herself, invites you all to a celebration of romance and chivalry in the fair gardens of the Barony of Politarchopolis.

[ANT] Fimbulvinter Festival of Fools

It is time to shake off the chill of winter and join with friends for a day of revelry and feasting.  Please join the Canton of Silverhart on February 18, 2012 for our annual winter feast – Fimbulvinter! 

[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV

With this email The Shire of the Shadowlands welcomes you to Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV: Bakers' Bransle!! It will be a day of games, classes, and combat followed by a European Ball in the evening of Saturday, January 28th, 10 am to 10 pm.

[DRA] Here Be Dragons

In the Shire of Adamastor (Cape Town, South Africa) our largest event is Here Be Dragons, up till the most recent occasion held in Spring - that is October-ish. Each year we run into difficulties with local timing and clashes and for some time have been discussing moving the event. In 2012 we will hold our first Here Be Dragons in late Summer/Autumn, that is March.

[EAS] Hrim Schola XVI

Hrim Schola has gone on the road!  The Shire of Quintavia welcomes you to Hrim Schola XVI, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is customary, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Mistress Eleanor LeBrun's sideboard, shop and shmooze. 

[AET] Bears Event

Lo the bears be hiding deep in their winter's cave. We must be vigilant of the scourge far to the south. So let us set a course to the Northwest corner of Glorious AEthelmearc. Where here the Shire of Stormsport will once again host the pit to test your prowess.

[ATE] Great Helm Tournament

Tir Ysgithr's Historic Great Helm Tournament will be held on February 18 - 19, 2012 with a Feast on the evening of the 18th.

"Monks Trod" permanently closed

A medieval byway between two Welsh Cistercian abbeys, and walked by monks in the 12th century, has been damaged by modern traffic. The city councils of Powys and Ceredigion have banned all access, even walkers, from the path to preserve the ancient track.

[GLE] Fighter's Collegium

Please come and join us at Chicot State Park 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, LA 7058 as we gather to sharpen are swords and or minds at Fighter's Collegium!

[EAL] Tournoi du Coeur deGlace

The Incepient Shire of Bastille Du Lac Presents Tournoi du Coeur deGlace. Sponsored by the Canton of Petra Thule January 28, 2012.

[ATL] Verses of the Stone

Come all citizens of Atlantia and of the Barony of Sacred Stone. The nobles and citizens of Middlegate invite you to join us in a celebration of glorious Rome.

[MER] Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2012

The Barony of the South Downs is proud to present Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2012
Saturday Only January 28, 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

[AET] Regional Muster

Greetings all Fighters!  We wish to hold a Regional Muster with melee and one-on-one fighting Sunday Feb. 5th from 2-5pm at Marshall Elementary School's gym (same site as winter before last). 

[ATL] Ymir XXXVII & Baronial Investiture

The Barony of Windmasters’ Hill invite you to join us the weekend of February 17-19, 2012 for Ymir XXXVII and  Investiture of Maestre Callistus Gill and Dame Adriana la Bretonne as the 14th Baronage of Windmasters' Hill at the Betsy Jeff Penn 4H Center in Reidsville, NC.

[NOR] Northshield Crown Tournament

The Barony of Castel Rouge Presents The Northshield Crown Tournament of Prince Wulfgar
Von-Ostrand and Princess Devon Ffrench

[ART] Love Revel

Stan Wyrm announces Love Revel 18  February A.S XLVI (2012 Gregorian) 37th Anniversary of the Founding of Shire Stan Wyrm, Feast Day of Saint Valentine, A.S. XIX.

[AET] Candlemas

Tired of Twelfth nights? Come to Myrkfaelinn to celebrate Candlemas on January 28, 2012 from 10am to 10pm. Join us for fighting, fencing, and dancing, and bring a little light into your day with candle making.

[OUT] Winter Wolf & Blaiddwyn Masked Ball

In the wintery chill of January new champions will be forged, new legends will be made, and new frivolity will take place.

Jewish bread stamp found in Acre

In the Israeli city of Acre around 500 CE, Larry the Baker left his mark. A ceramic Byzantine bread stamp has been unearthed bearing the classic Jewish seven branch Menorah and the name "Laurentius" written out in Greek letters.

From hoodies and sneakers to armor and swords

Visitors to the first Antioch Invitational in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, were offered a glimpse of the Middle Ages when the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism demonstrated its skills at the Albion Fairgrounds. Reporter Mitch Thompson of the Maple Ridge Times has the story.

January 16th

Maria Vretmark and the mystery of the king's tomb

Maria Vretmark has a "fantastic story" to tell: Who is buried in King Magnus Ladulås' tomb? New DNA tests carried out by her team have determined that at least some of the bodies in the tomb in central Stockholm, Sweden are several centuries younger than the reign of Magnus, who ruled from 1275 until 1290.

Restored Roman helmet to go on display

A Roman helmet found in Leicestershire, England is going on display after a 10 year restoration effort. The elaborate helmet dates to the 1st century CE.

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XVI

Marche of Alderford Presents The Masque of Courtly Love XVI
February 18, 2012

World class fencer Bob Anderson dies in England

For five decades, British sword master Bob Anderson graced the screen as fight director and stunt performer with such luminaries as Errol Flynn and Antonio Banderas. He played Darth Vader in fight sceens for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Anderson died January 1, 2012 in England at the age of 89.

January 15th

Five Peerages announced at al Barran's Midwinter event

Master Andrixos of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that five names were added to the Rolls of Peerage al Barran's Midwinter by Their Majesties Kynan and Gilliana of the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Search on for missing SCA member

Mark Allen Mussack, an SCA member from the Barony of Atenveldt has been reported missing. He was last seen December 31, 2011 when dropped off by his wife at a Greyhound bus station in Vernal, Arizona. Mussack was traveling to Denver, Colorado.

January 14th

Will skeletons tell story of Norwegian town?

The people of Stavanger, Norway are on a quest to discover the exact year their town was founded. A good starting place may be with the huge collection of human bones dating to the Middle Ages found beneath their cathedral.