Archive

July 11th, 2004

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

A documentary, airing on Wednesday, July 21, on PBS, examines Zheng He, a legendary Chinese admiral, and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century

Shipwrecked Ming china recovered

A huge haul of Ming porcelain has been recovered from a shipwrecked Portuguese ship in waters off the coast of Malaysia.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Announces Toll Increase

Pennsic-bound travelers using the turnpike will want to budget for an increase in tolls.

July 10th

News from War Practice: Peerage Vigils and Fundraising

His Highness, Prince Malik was placed on vigil for the Order of the Chivalry by TRM Berus and Marion at Ealdormere War Practice. Baroness Adrielle Kerrec was also placed on vigil for the Order of the Laurel for excellence in 14th century costume.

Atenveldt Welcomes Newest Citizen

M'lord Sean Christopher Lyon was born July 7 to Mistress Magdelen Venturosa and His Lordship Simon MacFee.

Donations May Help Save the Woodchester Pavement

The Woodchester Pavement, a replica of the Great Orpheus Roman Pavement found at Woodchester Church, is on temporary display at Prinknash Abbey, near Painswick, England. Donation are being solicited to help purchase the pavement for its permanent home.

Stolen Byzantine Icons Returned to Cyprus

Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.

Pennsic Independent Changes Location

The Pennsic Independent will be in at a new location this year.

July 9th

Atlantians Enjoy Tournament of Chivalry

Lord Berwyn has posted photos from the recent Atlantia Tournament of Chivalry.

Peer Fear: A public service announcement

Mistress Eleanor, President of the Hug-a-Peer Foundation, has offered a few words of advice on the gentle art of caring for SCA Peers.

Da Vinci doodles brought to life: Leonardo's genius on display in hometown museum

The main attraction of the Leonardiano Museum, in Vinci, Italy, is a model of a self-propelled vehicle based on a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci created in 1478.

New Award in Ansteorra

From the BlackStar comes a proclamation from Their Majesties: The Charter for the Award of the Sable Shield of Ansteorra

Medieval St. George Discovered in Llangattock Lingoed

A life-size painting of St. George dating from the Middle Ages has been discovered in St Cadoc's Church in Llangattock Lingoed, South Wales.

Advisory for SCAdians Travelling in Lochac

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has published an announcement from a representative of the BoD of SCA Australia, concerning travel with medieval weaponry within the Kingdom of Lochac.

Pennsic class schedule online

Mistress Chai, Class Co-ordinator for Pennsic War XXXIII, has announced that the class schedule is now available online.

Revel in the Midnight Sun

The proto-incipent Shire of Klakivirki (Iceland) is pleased to announce their first official event, Revel in the Midnight Sun! More info on the event web site: http://www.webspawner.com/users/celestedarles/

July 8th

Tip of the Tente Postponed Due to Flooding

Rébeca la Chienne, Seneschal, La Grande Tente, has announced that Tip of the Tente scheduled for July 10-11, 2004, has been postponed due to flooding of the Cedar River.

Spamalot Heads to Broadway

Spamalot, the musical version of "Monty Python's Holy Grail," is headed for Broadway in February 2005. David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria will star.

July 7th

Non-Medical Volunteers Needed for Pennsic Chirurgeon's Point

Volunteers with no medical or first aid training will again be in great demand at the upcoming Pennsic War's Chirurgeons' Point and at the battles.

Medieval Club Remains True to Times

Another smalltown local newspaper, The Hawk Eye, has the SCA featured. This time, the Incipient Shire of Flinthyll (Burlington, IA) was the group being recognized.

Stefan's Florilegium Files for July

Stefan is working hard to convert all 1800 of the Florilegium files to a new data format, but still found time to add a number of new items this month.

Sniper Kills Ansteorran in Iraq

An article from the Austin American-Statesman reports that Second Lieutenant Brian Smith, a former Austin, Texas lawyer known in the SCA as Friedrich von Konigsburg, has been killed in action in Iraq.

Celtic Sheep and Garter Raids

Sheep and garter raiders in Drachenwald beware! Your raiding days may be numbered!
http://www.vielburgen.com/celtic/celtic.html

Magazine Article Features SCA Combat Archery

Primitive Archer magazine sent a reporter and photographer to cover the combat archery activities at Pennsic War XXXII.

July 6th

Villa of Roman Aristocrat Discovered in Dorset

The large estate of a wealthy Roman named Anicetus has been discovered in Dorset, England.

Light Armour Jousting in Ealdormere

Anne von Talstadt, Baroness of Ben Dunfirth, reports on the recent competition at the Canadian Light Armour Jousting Championship in Moffat, Ontario.

Lochac Midwinter Coronation Photos Online

William Castille has posted photos from the recent Midwinter Coronation of Draco and Serena in the Kingdom of Lochac.

A New SCAdian for Lochac

Creag and Morwenna, Baron and Baroness of Aneala in the Kingdom of Lochac, have announced the birth of their daughter, Rose Elizabeth.

Canton Repository: Life in the SCA

Staff reporter Edd Pritchard of the Canton Repository got a chance to learn about life in the Middle Ages - and the SCA - when he visited the Marche of Alderford recently.

SCA and ''Inherit the Wind''

A 1990 performance of Inherit the Wind, marking co-author Jerome Lawrence's 75th birthday, was disturbed by noise from a nearby SCA fighter practice. "Jerry was hard of hearing and heard 'creationists' when he was told that the noise was 'Society for Creative Anachronists,'" said Alan Woods, director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University.