Archive - Feb 2012

February 22nd

Death leaves Prague... for two months

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)

February 21st

Mirabel Wynne elevated to Laurel in Calontir

Eleanor Deyeson reports that Mirabel Wynne was placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties Ostwald and Kaye at Their recent Clothiers' event.

Wikipedia to cover life in Monmouth

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."

Q&A with Francesca de Onorati

The North Canton Patch, a local newspaper, interviewed Francesca de Onorati, the Event Steward for this year's Masque of Courtly Love event at the Marche of Alderford in the Middle Kingdom.

Dancing Fox photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from Dancing Fox which took place recently in the Shire of Nordenhal, Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

February 20th

Iranian luxury at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

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."

Artisan Showcase at Estrella War

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.

February 19th

St. Swithin's Bog 12th Night Celebration 2012 photos online

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.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous has published an update to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2012.

February 18th

Youth activities at Estrella War

Ladies Aiedel O'hEachthigheirn and Edeline de Diekirche, Kingdom Youth Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt and Estrella War, provide information on youth activities at the upcoming War.

Gulf Wars XXI BBQ Contest

Do you cook a mean shoulder? Got the best wings around? Love your lovely smoked salmon? Are you a Rib Master? Burger-meister? Prove it!!

Equipment bookings for Rowany Festival - closing date changed

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.

Booking for Rowany Festival

Sorle Maknicoll, Booking Officer for the 2012 Rowany Festival, reports that the booking deadline for this year's Festival is fast approaching.

February 17th

[WES] St. Valentine's Day Massacre

As Winter comes to an end, and spring fast approaches, we turn our efforts to preparing for the coming raiding season. The time for raids, war and battle are fast approaching! 

[LOC] Celebration of Seasons: Litha

Come enjoy summer’s end in the Northern Reaches in the Barony of Saint Florian de la Riviere with a Tournament of matched weapons and a picnic in the park.

[LOC] Katherina's and William's Birthday Ball

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.

February 2012 Estrella War Digest

The Estrella War event team has published the February Estrella War Digest, with important information enclosed such as a BoD Town Hall and your final pre-reg reminder.

[MID] NORAD Defcon III

Northern Oaken Regional Academy of Defense, Defcon III, March 3, 2012. Hosted by the Marche of Thistle with the assistance of the Blades of Brendoken.

[LOC] Darton Anniversary

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.

[ATL] Atlantian Winter University

Atlantia's Winter University is a wonderful place to learn new things to teach what you know. Come and enjoy good companionship.

Arts & Sciences Activities:  There will be classes on many topics.

Cost: 

[MID] Winged Hills Collegium

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!

[EAL] Mega Practice

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.

Estonian dig reveals coins and game pieces

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.

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire March 3-4, 2012 At the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds

[MER] Festival on the Green

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.

[DRA] Meadowmarsh Boot Camp

The shire of Meadowmarsh is hosting a boot camp at the weekend of the 16th – 18th March 2012. The site opens Friday night at 18.00 and closes Sunday at 12:00.

Flowers of the Needle embroidery series

Mistress Kathryn Goodwyn has opened a website for her period modelbook collection, "Flowers of the Needle."

SCAdians share diverse interests in Ontario, Canada

A reporter with the Standard Freeholder paid a visit to the Canton of Harrowgate Heath in Eastern Ontario. The article showcases many SCA activities including fighting, heraldry, and scribal arts.

Battle of the Nations -- on TV

International teams come together for grand European melee battle at Battle of the Nations. Now a television series covers the action. Episodes are on YouTube.

February 16th

Li Hsiao Lung offered Knighthood in the Outlands

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.