Archive - Jan 2012

January 14th

The day of wine and board games

Consider this: a day lolling around a winery, a glass of wine or mead in your hand, and a game of Primero or Hnefatafl laid out before you. Such a day will be possible when the local SCA group invades Virginia's Hilltop Berry Farm for Medieval Games Day on January 28, 2012. Rebekah Carter of the NewsLeader (Staunton, Virginia) has the story.

British Museum given "gifts to the gods"

Curators at the British Museum are happy to accept a collection of "over 3,000 objects including coinage, jewellery, furniture fittings and pottery vessels" thrown in the River Tees at Piercebridge in Roman times as gifts to the gods. (photos)

Special Deputy for Family and Youth Programs

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, discusses changes to the position of Society Children's Officer Coordinator.

January 13th

Inventory of Catherine Howard's jewels online

The Art History News blog has published the full transcribed inventory of Catherine Howard's jewels, from the manuscript in the British Library. The transcription was done by Tudor historian Alasdair Hawkyard and compiled by Nicholas Bristowe, who was clerk of the King's wardrobes.

[ATL] Medieval Games Day

Are you intrigued by the Dark Ages, Middle Ages and Renaissance period? If so, Hilltop Berry Farm in Nellysford invites you to join them for a demonstration of board and card games from this popular time period at their Medieval Games Day on January 28m 2012.

[WES] Crosston Ball

Excess, Lechery, Debauchery, Lasciviousness! These are just a few terms used by the writer Simeon Zuccollo in 1549 to describe the evils of dance.

[ANT] West-Antir War

Come to the epic war between the mighty Kingdoms of the West and AnTir.

Lazy J Ranch, 96029 Euchre Creek Gold Beach OR. Please remember, this site is a working farm (instructions to pets owners)

[CAL] Midwinter Festival

Alleviate your mid-winter cabin fever with a Festival of Fun! The Barony of Vatavia invites you to:
Midwinter Festival: A Court of Love and Beauty January 28, 2012

[ATE] Heroes of the Silent Angels

Their Excellencies Edward & Annalies would like to invite you to the Barony of Atenveldt's Heroes of the Silent Angels Event on January 28, 2011.  This event will be FREE and filled with tournaments & prizes for all to participate in.

[MID] Winter Revel

Join Rivenvale for our annual Winter Revel at the beautiful Pioneer Pavilion!

[LOC] Anealan Silver Anniversary

Every group on this Western Coast of Lochac has been founded by members of Aneala. As we reach our Silver Anniversary let us rejoice in the history of this Barony that has given birth to so many varied groups and individuals.

[LOC] A Right Royal Skirmish & Feast of the Lions

This event will be held in to different locations. A Right Royal Skirmish to be held at the SCA Archery Grounds at Cambridge. (Armour Inspection 10:15 Skirmish Starts 10:30) Followed by the Feast of the Lions to be held at St James Church Hall in Newtown.

Teaching at Gulf Wars 21

Mistress Elizabet de Ross, Department Head for Artisan's Row at gulf Wars 21, is seeking instructors for classes at the upcoming War.

January 12th

Roman wine not to be opened before its time

Curators at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer, Germany know they have a well-aged wine, but are unwilling to crack open the bottle for a taste. The vintage in question is a 4th century wine found in a Roman grave, which has stood in the same spot in the museum for 100 years.

[ATE] War Practice and Polling

Please join us Sunday, January 29, 2012 for a prodigious day at the Barony of Atenveldt's Kingdom War Practice and cheer the candidates on as the populace choose the next Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt during our Baronial Poling.

[EAS] Iron Bog Baronial Investiture

BEING the Investiture of Mistress Marion del Okes and Don Collin Monro of Tadcaster, AND featuring the Inaugural Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship AS WELL AS Fighting, Fencing, Feasting AND Mithgiladan's Grand Challenge, all good Gentles are invited to join the Barony of Iron Bog on this most Auspicious Day.

[CAL] Official Equestrian Practice

His Grace Eringlin, with the blessing of the Shire of Standing Stones, has graciously agreed to open his property to an Official Pre-Gulf Wars practice.

[NOR] Early Period Symposium

Are you interested in about something before the year 1000?  Come learn!  If there is something you want to learn that we haven't scheduled yet, let me know and I will try to find a teacher.  We have some great classes, and more in the works.  Come be a part of the fun!

[MER] Midvinterblot 2012

Come join the Shire of Arenal for a trip through the Medieval Germanic tribes' Midvinterblot (Midwinter Festivals.) Midvinterblot. January 20-22, 2012 at the WOW Camp River Springs, Alabama, R.R # 1, McKenzie, AL

[MER] North-West Regional Fighter Practice

To all good gentles! The winter weather has settled in on our fair kingdom. But war looms from the south in the fair spring. 

[LOC] Aneala Collegia

All are welcome from any of the groups from the Western reaches. This is a 2 day event, running from the 14-15th January, 10am till 5pm.

[LOC] Show Us Your Bootie

On January 28, 2012, the Shire of Boesenberg proudly presents Show Us Your Bootie.

Carolus and Isolda new Baron and Baroness of Rhydderich Hael

The recent Court of Their Majesties Isenwulf and Rosalinda, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, held at the Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture, was a busy one with the investiture of the new Baron and Baroness of Rhydderich Hael and the creation of two new Peers.

January 11th

Bill mandates that New Hampshire laws cite Magna Carta

Laws in the United States are supposed to take their legal precedent from the Constitution of the United States, but a new law proposed by Republicans in New Hampshire would require all legislation find its origin in the 800-year-old Magna Carta.

Geek fun for 2012

KTVQ TV in Billings, Montana knows how to tempt a geek with a list of serious geeky dates and activities for 2012. Included in the list: ComicCon and the Pennsic War.

January 10th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for December 2011

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

"Forgotten treasure" returns to Glastonbury

For the first time in 125 years, the Glastonbury Grace Cup, a 16th century, carved oak tankard, believed to have once belonged to the abbots of Glastonbury, is on display until January 31, 2012 in the abbey museum. (photo)

January 9th

[GLE] Winter Wonders XXVI

Pirates have invaded Ardanroe!! Come join us as we celebrate pirates and the gold they spend in our realm. Activities include Laurel sponsored TOC tournament, three person team ship battles, Regional A&S faire, Youth TOC, The Quest for the Parrot, a “Grog" competition and much more.

[AET] Delftwood's Deadly Carnival

The Barony of Delftwood is pleased to present Delftwood's Deadly Carnival! The theme for the event is a pre-lenten carnival festival. There will be multiple fencing tournaments, a fashion show/costume contest and dancing with live music to enjoy. There will be a feast presented by Sir Murdoch Bayne.

[WES] Oerthan Winter Coronet

Their Highnesses Varyag and Trava, Prince and Princess of Oertha, cordially invite all to come bear witness to the tournament that will temper the sword that will become Their Successors to the Coronets of Oertha!