The skeletal figure of Death, along with his companions Vanity, Greed and Pleasure, has been removed from the famous medieval astronomical clock in the city of Prague for a period of two months. The animated figures will be painted to protect them from humidity. (photos)
Roger Bamkin, of Wikimedia UK, has invited the public to take part in an experiment: chronicle life in Monmouth. The online encyclopaedia will create Monmouthpedia, a site where citizens and visitors can "contribute articles and photographs on interesting and notable places, people, artefacts and other aspects of Monmouth life."
The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. are hosting the exhibit "Feast Your Eyes" on Ancient Iranian Luxury Metalwork beginning February 4, 2012. The exhibit "explores the beauty, role and function of luxury metalwork in ancient Iran."
An annual Artisan Showcase is held at Estrella War, to provide a setting where artisans can sit with medieval style works they have completed or have in progress, and discuss those pieces with SCA Peers and populace from many SCA Kingdoms.
Augusto G. reports that he has created an album of photos from Barony of St. Swithin's Bog 12th Night Celebration which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on Photobucket.
Due to the time needed to allow for processing orders at the hire companies, the deadline for booking equipment has had to be changed. All equipment bookings need to be made by MARCH 8, 2012. This is one week after the close of attendance bookings.
In honour of the coincidentally temporally co-located birthdays of Mistress Katherina Weyssin and Master William de Cameron, the Barony of Ildhafn presents an evening of dancing and board/card-games, with light refreshments provided, and a potluck supper.
Darton Anniversary event. A weekend of Italian cuisine courtesy of Master Stefano da Urbino. Friday night a tavern, Saturday Darton Champion Tourney, Rapier Tourney and Archery, at night a masked ball. Sunday a market and A&S display.
Winged Hills will be holding a Collegium 24 & 25 March 2012 at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. We have a wonderful facility available for classes in the Student Union. Now all we need is you to teach!
Canton der Welfengau will sponsor the Mega Practice on February 26, 2012 in conjunction with the University of Guelph Medieval & Renaissance Society. SCA and university waiver policies will be in effect.
Archaeological excavation at the future site for the Academy of the Arts in Tallinn, Estonian has produced several boxes of artifacts dating to the Middle Ages. Among objects found were bone jewelry, dice, and a piece from a board game.
It is time to prepare for Festival on the Green (FOG). I've been tasked again to serve as liaison between UWF and the SCA. For those of you who are unfamiliar with FOG, it's a Fine Arts Festival at University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. It is on Friday and Saturday, March 30 & 31, 2012.
Adam Stedefast, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that THL Li Hsiao Lung (Li Guang Ming) has been offered admittance into the Order of Chivalry by Their Royal Majesties Kynan and Gilliana January 21, 2012 at Winter Wolf held at the College of Blaiddwyn.