Archive - 2012

February 7th

First Same-Gender Couple to Ascend Baronial Thrones in Caid

Baron Ursul and Baroness Colette of Caid’s Barony of Gyldenholt have made SCA history by inviting a same-gender couple to become their heirs (posted with kind permission of the author, Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour).

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Baron Giles Hill and Messer Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia invested as reeves of the Barony of Gyldenholt

Messer Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia offers a first-hand account of the recent investiture in the Barony of Gyldenholt.

February 6th

Peerapalooza at West Kingdom Twelfth Night

At Teufelberg, in the West Kingdom, Their Majesties Rolf the Relentless and Aurora Komnene created seven new peers at Twelfth Night on January 7.

Dragon lanterns shine light on centuries past

In honor the the Year of the Dragon, the Chengdu Temple Fair in China is displaying 43 dragon-themed lantern sets, some dating back centuries.

A Challenge to all Houses in the Known World

In an open letter, Clan Marshin Fayne challenges households, clans, and other non-official groups to offer assistance to the SCA's official branches in meeting the financial stipulations of the recently-announced legal settlement.

February 5th

Call For Gulf Wars classes/events/demos, etc.

Mistress Solveig Eiriksdottir, Overall Class Coordinator for Gulf Wars 2012, is seeking class and demo instructors for the upcoming War.

SCA Inc. announces settlement of major lawsuit

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) has been operating under the burden of a massive and difficult legal battle that has critically drained resources and caused significant ongoing difficulties for the organization. In October 2011, the board of the SCA and its legal counsel were finally able to resolve this issue, but not without significant financial costs.

"The Mourners" at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is currently hosting the exhibition The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, one of the masterpieces of late medieval sculpture in Europe. The exhibit will run January 21, 2012 through April 15, 2012.

Swords stolen from California Shakespeare company

Insurance News Net reports that, in late December 2011, three thousand dollars worth of swords were stolen from the Redlands Shakespeare Festival, Redlands, California. The theft included many large swords and specialty items.

February 4th

[EAL] Break the Back of Winter

Greetings unto the populace!  It is our great pleasure to extend to you an invitation to Break the Back of Winter 7th: Skraeling Althings 30th. Join us as we ring in three decades of history.

[EAS] Black Rose Ball XXXV

On March 3, 2012 the 35th Annual Black Rose Ball will be held in the Crown Barony of the Bridge. We invite everyone from far and wide to join us on this historic occasion, as we come together to celebrate the longest continuously running dance event in the entire known world.

[LOC] Trans-Alpine Darton Autumn Feast

On 10 March TransAlpine Darton is hosting an Autumn Feast in Featherston. Master Stefano da Urbino will be cooking this feast.

[LOC] Lightwood Newcomer's Feast & Tourney

The canton of Lightwood is the new canton in the Huon Valley, south of Hobart. Our first event is a tourney and feast, featuring rapier, heavy and perhaps even some archery, plus boffers for the younger participants.

[ATL] Performers' Revel

Continuing a tradition whose origin is lost in the mists of time ... on Saturday, March 3, 2012, the ancient and venerable Performers' Revel will take place in the vasty halls of Caer Bear. This is an event OF performers FOR performers BY performers!

[LOC] Single Sword Tourney

Abertridwr presents Single Sword Tourney on 11/2/2012

[EAL] Step Spritely 2012

In honour of our Lupine Majesties Thormot Quilliam and Dagmar Halvdan, Step Spritely 2012 has a Viking theme. This is an opportunity to work on an alternate persona OR to come as your Renaissance self attending a Viking theme party.

Taran and Heleyne new Prince and Princess of Oertha

Baron Khevron reports that Taran Arnfast, fighting for Heleyne of Avebury, defeated Viscount Sir Kenric Maur, fighting for Dagmar the Red, in two fights in the final bout of the Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.

Bids sought for SCA 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking bids for the 50th Year Anniversary Celebration of its founding in 1966.

February 3rd

Dziuginte Litovka elevated to Pelican at East Kingdom Twelfth Night

Principal Herald Baron Rowen Cloteworthy reports that Their Majesties Gregor and Kiena of the Kingdom of the East offered entry into the Order of the Pelican to Lady Dziuginte Litovka at Their recent Twelfth Night in the Barony of Carillion.

[ANS] Bjornsborg Academy of Defense

Come join the Barony of Bjornsborg as it hosts a tournament of the four leading schools of the Art of the Rapier.

[MID] Better War Through Archery

The Barony of Sternfeld is proud to present... Better War Through Archery & Constellation Regional A&S Saturday, February 4th and 5th, 2012

[OUT] Tri-Baronial A&S

Where can you see three baronies worth of A&S entries in one place. Why the Tri-Baronial Arts and Sciences Competition of Course!

[ATL] Battle for Marsh Abbey

Deep in the woods, on the edge of the marsh, a small abbey has stood silently for years on disputed lands. Secluded, almost forgotten. But times have been hard in the Canton of Misty Marsh, and so they look to these lands as a source for new revenue.

[ATL] Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival

Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival will be held February 4, 2012 at the Marshall Building in Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA.  The address is: 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

[CAI] Dun Or Anniversary Tourney

The time has come for the 20th Anniversary of Dun Or... next year we will be legal adults!! Please join us for our Anniversary Tournament on April 21, 2012.

[ANS] Provincial Games

The Province of Mooneschadowe presents Provincial Games, a melee event dedicated to games! February 18, 2012 in Stillwater, OK

[EAS] Everyday Thynge - The Laird's Kitchen

The Shire of Caer Adamant is holding it's annual cookery themed event on March 3, 2012 and I am putting out a plea for teachers, A&S entries and A&S Displays.

[ART] Carnivale in Venice

The Shire of Castelleone Nuovo shall be holding our Venetian themed event "Carnivale" on the weekend of February 4, 2012 this winter!

East Kingdom 12th Night 2012 photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from 12th Night 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.