Archive - Oct 2006 - Story

Artemisia Crown Photos Posted

Photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia have been posted on the Flickr website.

Zombie walk at Monroeville Mall sets record

This week's Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attracted 894 people to try to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest-ever zombie gathering.

SCA Encouraged to Join ALHFAM

At the recent SCA Board of Directors meeting, it was suggested that the SCA become a member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums. ALHFAM is an organization "that serves those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums and outdoor museums of history and folklore."

AEthlemearc Crown Tourney Videos on YouTube

Michael Alewright has posted videos from the recent Crown Tounrey in the Kingdom of AEthlemearc on YouTube. The albums include the final bouts between Prince Rurik and Magnus Tindal.

October 30th

Drachenwald Crown Tournament Photos Online - Part II

Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (13-15th October).

Medieval Festival Delights Utah Residents

The citizens of the Provo, Utah area were recently invited to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages and participate in the fourth annual Utah Medieval Festival at Utah Valley State College. Rodger L. Hardy of the Deseret Morning News has the story.

Eduard & Dohmnail New Heirs to Ealdormere

Percival reports that Duke Eduard was the victor of the October 28, 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Duke Eduard was inspired by Baroness Dohmnail.

Smashing Pumpkins: SCA-Style

Wes Poulin knows how to have fun at Halloween time: he drags out the trebuchet and hurls a few pumpkins! Kathyrn Mayer of the Aurora Sentinel & Daily Sun has the story.

October 29th

Origins of Rhode Island tower investigated

An Arizona-based research is looking for clues to the origin of a Rhode Island landmark. Many conflicting stories surround the Old Stone Tower in Newport, including the theory that it was built by twelfth-century Norse travelers.

Koge Bog: 1616

A late period (1616) Danish cookbook is now available from a New Zealand website. The book, in Danish with English translation, contains "A hundred useful pieces, Which are about brewing, baking, Cooking, aquavit and mead to make, As is useful in house Holding etc. Which before not in our Danish Language is issued in print."

Northshield's Crown Tourney Photos Online

Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the Kingdom's recent Crown Tournament.

Royal Archive Journals Online

The Journals of the Royal Society are now available to read online. The submissions date back to 1665 and include scientific works from Halley's description of his comet to the first paper published by Stephen Hawking.

October 28th

"Gates of Paradise" to Tour USA

Lorenzo Ghiberti's immense gilded doors, completed in 1452 and nicknamed the "Gates of Paradise," will tour the United States beginning in April 2007. The intricately decorated doors are 20 feet high and weigh three tons.

SCA Evil Plan Generator

Are you a true evil genius but just unable to articulate your evil plans for the Known World? Well... the Evil Plan Generator can help!

Hawaiian Costumer Still Plays Dress Up in the SCA

Costumer Amy Sumida, who works for Kaimuki's Prosperity Corner in Hawaii, is busy putting together costumes for the Halloween season. Sumida discovered the SCA in her teens and learned that playing dress-up could be profitable. Nadine Kam of the Honolulu Star Bulletin has the story.

Estrella War XXIII Announcements

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXIII Internal Publicity Deputy, has released several announcements pertaining to the 2007 War.

October 27th

More than just "Chivalry" grows in Brokenbridge

When the Canton of Brokenbridge in the Crown Province of Ostgardr hosted its first event, "Chivalry Grows in Brooklyn" in May, 2006, little did Brokenbridge (mka, Brooklyn, New York) realize that a lot more than just "chivalry" was about to grow.

Mistress Signy Dimmridaela Wins Harp Championship

Baroness Signy Dimmridaela, OL (Tracie Brown) won the 2006 U.S. National Scottish Harp Championship, held October 21, 2006 at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in Atlanta, Georgia. She also won the championship in 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia, and placed third in the 1985 All-Ireland harp competition in Listowel, County Kerry.

Seeking Answers to Columbus Riddles

"Genovese nobleman or Catalan pirate? Adventurous explorer or greedy tyrant? What if the Italian gentleman who discovered America was in fact a brutal torturer and slave owner? And what if he wasn't even Italian?" Two Spanish scholars hope to answer some of the long-debated questions about Christopher Columbus using newly obtained evidence.

Battle of Baron's Howe Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Battle of Baron's Howe on the Two Ravens website. The photos include albums of fighters, court and a smelting demonstration.

October 26th

Scottish Swordsmith Takes on Parliament

Swordmaker Paul Macdonald is fighting City Hall - or more appropriately the Scottish Parliament - who recently passed a law strictly regulating the sale of swords in the country. Macdonald crafts historically-accurate weapons for re-enactors which he sells to museums, theatres and collectors.

Book Profiles Rise of 'Nutty Professors'

A new book explores the history of academic charisma, tracing the figure of the famous and glamorized professor to the beginnings of the great universities in the Middle Ages.

Midrealm Crown Tourney Finals on YouTube

His Grace Duke Palymar has posted video from the recent Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom on YouTube.

Kent Gets Bronze Age Cup Back

A Bronze Age cup found in Kent by a metal detector enthusiast will return to the county on loan from the British Museum. The Ringlemere Gold Cup is one of only seven from the period found in Britain.

October 25th

Court Report from Artemisia's Crown Tourney

Baroness Katya in Raudhara, Principal Lady in Waiting to TRM's Timmur and Tianna, reports on the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

UNESCO Gives Warning on Tower of London Status

The United Nations cultural body UNESCO has warned that the Tower of London may be in danger of losing its World Heritage status, and has asked the United Kingdom to submit by 2007 a report on measures being taken to protect the Tower.

Baroness Anne Bigod Vigiled in the Outlands

Baroness Anne Bigod recently sat vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Pelican.

Battle of Hastings Photos Online

A small collection of really large photos from the recent Battle of Hastings reenactment are now available to view online.

October 24th

"Tribal Wars" Online Game

A new browser-based game offers players a chance to control a small medieval village and interact with other players online.

SCAdians at fighter practice unhurt after fleeing fire

No one was hurt, but SCA members at a fighter practice and meeting in a church basement had to flee the building along with everyone else when an altar candle upstairs set the structure ablaze. The Republican has the story.