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May 30th

[LOC] Inter College War

Inter College war is an annual event where the various university SCA groups (colleges) compete with each other to determine which is the best college. The competitions usually take the form of a mix of combat and arts & sciences.

When is college war?
5pm Thursday 10th July to Midday Monday 14th July

Where is college war?
College War this year is being helds at Caloola Retreat, located 30 kms south from Tuggeranong Town Centre. Caloola Farmhouse Caloola Campground Location:
College of St. Aldhelm (Tharwa, ACT, Australia)

[GLE] It's the End of the World

Well, almost. If the cutoff date for the SCA is 1600, let's party like it's 1599 (will the Prince be there?). The Barony of Small Gray Bear and the proto-Canton of Southtower bring you Bombay 1599: a relaxing weekend of fun, food, and frolic.

Enjoy a weekend of fighting heavy weapons and rapier), Live Weapons, A&S (populace judged: NO documentation required), and lots of food. The Barony's own Kat the Strange is offering up an Indian "street feast" that you can eat with your hands, including Tali machli (fried fish), baigan pakora (battered & fried eggplant), fresh onion chutney, chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, shami kebab, fried bananas and much more. No, sorry... peanut butter will not be available for the fried bananas (we DON'T want to have to call Doctor Bombay). Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

[MER] July Feast

The Shire of Thorngill presents July Feast July 11 - July 13, 2008

Camp Meadowbrook: 2344 County Road 747 Cullman, AL 35055

Come join us for some great fighting , interesting classes, and great food. Fighting ‘cause our guys love to beat on others! Classes, ‘cause we all like to learn knew things or old things! And Food, because you know Thorngill loves to cook and eat and feed others! Friday night we will a chance to relax and socialize. Feel free to bring needle-work, music makers and story telling to enjoy or entertain others or possibly both. Location:
Shire of Thorngill (Cullman, Alabama)

[ANT] July Coronation

The Barony of Wastekeep welcomes you to the An Tir July Coronation.

To reserve your pavilion on the eric please contact HL Mairghead at with the size of your pavilion with guide wires also please.

Site information.

  • No driving on the grass.
  • Propane fires only.
  • Pets are welcomed! All animal waste or damage is the sole responsibility of the owner. Location:
    Barony of Wastekeep (Kennewick, Washington)

May 22nd

[EAL] Pikeman's Pleasure XVIII

Pikeman's Pleasure XVIII Featuring Death, Mayhem & Destruction! Located at the North Monaghan Community Centre, 4 Needlers Lane, Millbrook, Ontario L0A 1G0. The Event happens Rain or Shine!

Saturday June 7, 2008 • Gates open at 10:00am until 11:00pm

Indoor space is readily available if necessary

Site fee :
Adults $8 per person,
$4 for 16 and under,
Babes in arms free Location:
Canton of Petrea Thule (Millbrook, Ontario)

[DRA] Cudgel War VI

Sharpen your quills and mark in your calenders that the sixth Cudgel War will be held at the traditional site in Kavalahti, Inkoo from 18th to 27th of July, 2008. Once again it is time to sweat on the battle field, fighting hard to end the oppression and then to cool down either in the lake or with a cold drink or a few.

For the heavy fighters we have several tourneys, including the (in)famous Nordic 1000, three days of war, plus plenty of structured fighter practices organized by Sir Siegfried and Sir GrimR. Of course we also have fencing, archery, arts and sciences as well as unforgettable sauna parties that last until the morning or beyond. Location:
Aarnimetsä (Inkoo, Finland)

[ART] Fletch and Foal and Frolic

Come one come all as the beautiful blue sky provides the canopy over our heads while we watch the spectacle unfold. Come attend this camping event to determine the next Kingdom Champion Archer and Kingdom Champion Equestrian of Artemisia. In addition, Their Excellencies of Arn Hold join Their Majesties of Artemisia in inviting you to join them all for some exciting Rapier and Heavy Fighter tournaments, as well as a Baronial Archery Competition, hosted in the lovely Barony of Arn Hold. Location:
Barony of Arn Hold

[CAI] Great Western War XI

Enjoy our wonderful site with green lawns, shade trees, lake breezes, and big blue skies at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268. It is an easy drive over the hill to a lovely park where we have a large lakeside area all to ourselves.

You've heard the old saying that "many hands make light work." Please consider donating a few hours of your time to volunteer at the war. In addition to helping to make it a memorable event you will earn a monetary donation to your favorite SCA territory. Location:
Kingdom of Caid (Taft, California)

[ATL] On Target

As the days get warmer and we come out of our homes, it is that time again to test our skills in a little friendly competition with others in and out of our fair kingdom of Atlantia. We invite all to join us for a day of shooting, throwing, boasting and tests of skill in all things missile. There will be some loaner gear for archery, atlatl, thrown, and combat archery.

There will be variety of prizes awarded and a prize for the most well Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Glen Arm, Maryland)

[MER] All Things Middle Eastern

Come join us as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of All Things Middle Eastern!!!

  • Classes
  • Fighting -You bet!!! We'll be holding a standard list and some group tactics practice to sharpen our skills for Border Raids.
  • Dancers and drummers –bring your music and plan to share with the populace at our Saturday night Hafla, hosted by Master Salih.
  • What about food?? Prepare your stomachs for a feast of monumental Location:
    Shire Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

[ANT] Dragons Mist Defenders Tourney

Let it be known to all gentles of these lands that The Faire Shire of Dragon's Mist will hold its Defenders Tournament August 1-3. We will be choosing our new Heavily Armored, Rapier, Archery, and Arts & Sciences Defenders!

Friday August 1 through Sunday August 3
Site opens noon on Friday and closes noon on Sunday

$15 per adult for weekend
$6 per child (6 years old and up) for weekend Location:
Shire of Dragon's Mist (North Plains, Oregon)

[ATL] Northern Army War Muster

His Grace, Duke Badouin as the Warlord and Legatus Legionis for the North in the name of the King is calling a gathering of the Northern Army for a Grand War Muster that will take place on May 31, 2008 on the grounds of Christ the King Church, Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by the Barony of Bright Hills. Organized by Haus Wulfshaven.

The site will open at 8:00 AM with fighting starting at 10:00 AM and Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Baltimore, Maryland)

[OUT] Baron's War

Let these Words be known Around the World! The Armada of Dragonsspine prepares to prove it's ability to defend the lands it calls home. We invite any and all to come test the mettle of the water-bourne defenders of the Sleeping Dragon!

Barons War
August 1-3, 2008
Hosted by the Barony of Dragonsspine

Lost Burro Campground, 4023 Teller Road #1, Cripple Creek 80913 Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Cripple Creek, Colorado)

May 16th

2nd Annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Midsummer Productions is returning to the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, PA to present the 2nd Annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire. To be hosted the weekend of June 7 & 8, the Faire promises to be bigger and better than last year! With merchants, dancing, music, demonstrations, performances, and even a little magic...what more could you ask for? The festivities begin at 10 am and will continue until 6 pm, both Saturday and Sunday...rain or shine. For directions, tickets, and additional information check out our website: Location:
The Ukrainian Homestead - Lehighton, PA

May 15th

[DRA] Summer Event 2008

The Shire of Polderslot likes to invite you all to our Summer event. The theme this year will be witchcraft and superstition. The site is in a beautiful spot in the woods, perfect for outdoor activities.

We will arrange a quest to look for witches and ghosts, so we need heavy weapon fighters, fencers, but also people who are able to do arts and sciences like for example music. However, it is recommended not to stay out in the woods after dark, for the locals swear the 'witte wieven' still roam at night... Location:
Shire of Polderslot (Enschede, The Netherlands)

[WES] Spring Captaincy

Come one, come all to the final rites of the Goddess Diana, the Ludi saeculares! These rites of Rome were four historic celebrations of pageantry, games, and sacrifices to close the six day celebration honoring the goddess Diana. In the days preceding this semi-centennial event, heralds were sent about to invite the people to a spectacle which no one had ever beheld, and which no one would ever behold again. Great sporting events and sacrifices took place in the Circus Flaminius to discourage evil deities from entering the city. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

[EAS] Cooking Collegium II

Mangia, mangia, mangia! But before you can eat, you have to learn how to cook! The Barony of Settmour Swamp invites you to learn all about creating feasts at our Cooking Collegium on June 28th, from 10 am to 10 pm at St. Paul's Church in Flemington, NJ.

We have classes to satisfy your brain and your stomach, for beginner chefs to advanced ones. Throughout the day, cooking, brewing, and herb related classes will be taught. We will have three types of classes: technique and theory, tasting (sampling foods), and hands-on (cooking or prepping food). And everyone will be a chef, as the food prepped in the hands-on classes will be served throughout the day buffet style, with a large buffet feast at the end of the day. Location:
Barony of Settmour Swamp (Flemington, New Jersey)

[WES] Duchess War

War is a popular theme in the West ... today in the lands of Vinhold, The Mists and Cynagua meet in friendly combat to train their armies as the kingdom prepares to march north to meet our brothers in arms of An Tir in battle and then many follow their King and Queen to war at Pennsic. There are fighter practices in many areas, but in the Shire of Wolfscairn is an outstanding opportunity to hone and sharpen your warband skills. Yes ...once again...the Shire of Wolfscairn invites all to Duchess War... the best small war ever. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Santa Rosa, California)

[MID] Melee at Roswell

Come to Alderford for a weekend of camping, melee, woods fighting and archery at the beautiful, shady B&A Primitive Weapons Club.

Enjoy a day filled with activities. Woods battles for both rapier and heavy, an archery woods walk, target archry, and classes including a weed walk.

After you've fought, shot and learned your fill, enjoy a family-style potluck with hot dogs and burgers provided by Alderford. Location:
Marche of Alderford (Roswell, Ohio)

May 8th

[DRA] Revel in the Midnight Sun III

Revel in the Midnight Sun III in the Shire of Klakavirki, where we would be delighted to welcome any gentles wishing to travel to the bright northern lands of our glorious Kingdom.

When: 18:00 Friday June 6th 2008, until 16:00 Sunday June 8th. Where: Heiarbr, Reykjahverfi, 641 Hsavk, Iceland

Event Steward: Jacquelyna de Bellmont ( Location:
Shire of Klakavirki (Hsavk, Iceland)

[ANS] Lysts at Castleton

Come visit the medieval village of Castleton with its fine streets and buildings, our many taverns, and "The Curtain" theater! The day will feature great tournaments, both mounted and foot. The evening will be filled with fine feasting, revelry and a royal court.

Gather your retainers and venture to Castleton and be a part of this historic event!

The Lysts at Castleton
A Mounted and Field Combat Pas Location:
Bryn Gwlad (Austin, Texas)

[AET] Melee on the Mount

The call goes out from the Mount for those who feel they are strong enough to be Warlords and lead troops into the frenzy of the Melee and those that would follow their leader into battle, to present themselves on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the North Strabane Township Park, Quail Acres Pavilion, 1929 Route 519 South, Canonsburg, PA 15317.

Sponsored by the Shire of Kings Crossing, the site opens at 10 AM and closes Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)

[ART]Academy da Cavalaria

Academy da Cavalaria will take place May 24, 2008. We will start at 9a.m. with some ground work on classical riding skills followed by saddle-time to put these skills to work.

We will start with cavalry drills, advance to handling swords Academy da Cavalariafrom horseback and end with crest combat. Protective headgear for crest combat is a helmet with a face grill (about 1" squares) or fencing mask. Location:
Oasis, Idaho

[DRA] Medieval Pharmaceuticals Workshop

It is with great pleasure that I would hereby like to announce that Knights Crossing will be hosting a workshop on medieval pharmaceuticals and herbs on the weekend of May 30-June 1. Simona Valentini di Piero will be teaching how to make basic salves, essential oils and creams from primary source recipes; enjoy a walk through the fields and forest in which we will learn to identify various useful plants in their natural habitat. Learn about the equipment used and the primary sources that we have on this subject. There will be a small fee for materials and for food for the weekend, but dinner will be Potluck. Location:
Barony of Knights Crossing (Weinheim, Germany)

[ATE] Ered Sulabration

Baron Christopher and Baroness Miana would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Ered Sulabration! To be held on May 10th in the forested lands of Flagstaff at Bushmaster Park. Join Their Excellencies and populace of Ered Sul in the refreshing mountains away from the searing heat of the valley to spend a day in games and activities for the whole family.

There will be hard suit and rapier competitions. A warrior auction will precede the combat so bring your coin purses and bid on your favorite champion. Prizes will be awarded to the sponsor whose warrior bests the day. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the "Higher Word," Ered Sul's Baronial newsletter. There will be dancing around the maypole to bring the world back to right again along with games and activities for all ages. What would an Ered Sulabration be without a bardic competition? Dust off your old favorites or bring something new and be a part of the open Bardic challenge! Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

[MID] Encampment VIII: Siege the Dane

Encampment VIII: Siege the Dane June 20, 21, & 22, 2008

Lincoln Way Recreation Center
2817 SR 602
Bucyrus, Ohio 44856

Pre-register with the Gatekeeper by June 13, 2008:
$7.00 per adult (max $20 per family)
Ages 6 to 16 $3.00
5 and under - free
Camping: $5 per tent, per night
A $3.00 surcharge applies to all adult non-member admissions Location:
Marche of Three Towers (Bucyrus, Ohio)

[ANT] West An Tir War 2008

West An Tir War 2008 July 3-6 2008 at the Lazy J Moore Ranch.

Lazy J Moore Ranch
96029 Euchre Cr Rd
Gold Beach Oregon

Site opens at noon on Thursday and closes at 4:00 on Sunday.

There will be two full days of war fighting on both Friday and Saturday.

A&S Tract on Friday and Saturday

Cooking Showcase organized by Duchess Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez Location:
Gold Beach, Oregon

[EAL] Murder Melee in the Meadow XXV

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents Murder Melee in the Meadow XXV JUNE 12 - 15, 2008 at the Blue Springs Scout Reserve

As spring arrives, the sounds of battle can once more be heard among the fields! Dare you answer the call? Come join us at our ALL-NEW location, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Murder Melee!

FIGHTING! Location:
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Acton, Ontario)

[GLE] Troll Fen’s Swamp Romp and Hunt for the Prize

Troll Fen’s Swamp Romp and Hunt for the Prize Or is that Hunt in the Swamp for the Prize and Romp? May 30 – June 1, 2008.


  • A qualifying round for the Tournament of Champions;
  • Troll Fen Defender Tournament, Rapier competition, Youth Combat
  • PLUS Her Majesty’s Yeoman and
  • Her Majesty’s Rapier Champion competitions
  • AND Youth Yeoman, Sentry and Youth Sentry shoots Location:
    Shire of Troll Fen (Pineville Louisiana)

[EAS] St. Sebastian's Fair

Robin in the greenwood is … and he wants us to join him. On May 10 we will return to the grounds of the Limerick Bowmen for a fair celebrating the flight of the arrow. (This year, no snow!)

Archery activities will include a roving range (including, we hope, a running deer), royal rounds, practice areas and novelty shoots.

We will also have thrown weapons and fencing.

There are both a hall and an outdoor shelter for those not shooting to gather to visit, game, or ply their crafts. Artisans are encouraged to bring projects to work on and share. (Bring tables and chairs). Merchants are most welcome (no charge above gate fees), with merchants of goods related to Archery, Thrown Weapons and the Fence given preference if space becomes an issue. Location:
Shire of Hartshorn-dale (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania)