Archive - Jul 2006 - Story

Goldihat and the Three Peers

Maister Iago ab Adam of the Barony of Seagirt in Victoria, British Columbia, has written a humorous look at SCA peerages entitled Goldihat and the Three Peers.

DragonCon Needs a Few Good Reenactors

THLord Roger-Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in Meridies and Director of DragonCon is looking for reenactors to help promote the convention -- and the SCA -- for a morning broadcast of Fox5's Good Day Atlanta.

New exhibit of medieval German manuscripts opens at the Walters

"Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts" will be on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, through October 29.

Photos from An Tir Coronation Online

Sarah Toich has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of An Tir.

July 30th

16th Century Turkish Warship Found Off Cyprus

Amateur divers off the coast of Cyprus have stumbled across the wreck of a ship believed to have taken part in the 1570 to 1571 Ottoman siege of Famagusta.

Sad Tidings from Trimaris

Earl Brendan MacAengus, KSCA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13th 2006.

New Laurel Made in Atenveldt

Lady Angele Plaisance was elevated to the Order of the Laurel Highlands War XII in the Barony of Ered Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Sam Adams is Sponsoring Homebrew Contest

Brewer Samuel Adams is sponsoring Longshot: the 2006 American Homebrew Contest for non-commercial brewers who are residents of the United States. Samples must be shipped to the brewery for judging by August 18, 2006.

July 29th

Pennsic to Feature Laurels' Prize Tourney

Maitresse Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon has announced that a Laurel's Prize Tourney will take place Friday August 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. on the Blue Tourney Field.

Pennsic Volunteers Needed

We need YOU to help at the War!! Want to help, but don't know where to start, or what area needs the most assistance? We have the answers for you!

Record Price for 14th-century English Coin

One of only three known Edward III double florins went for UK£460,000 at Spink auction house. The coin has a face value of six shillings.

Photos from Cooks Creek Demo Online

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent demo hosted by the Barony of Castel Rouge in Northshield. The demo was part of a fundraiser for the Immaculate Conception Church and included participation by a jousting troupe from Calgary, Canada.

July 28th

Inflatable Pub "Goes Anywhere"

Innovations Extreme Inflatables has announced the "launch of the World's first fully functioning Mobile Inflatable Pub. Be the first and only person in your country to operate The Pub that reaches places, that other pubs cannot reach."

Genghis Khan, Renaissance guy ...

Genghis Khan laid the foundations for the Renaissance, according to a news story recently published by China's Xinhua news agency.

President's Report from the July 15, 2006 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson (Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason), Interim President for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has posted a report on the SCA Board of Directors meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 15, 2006.

Brewing Laurel finds niche in modern-world beer marketplace

Mistress Lina von Wissen, mka Leigh Nogy, turned to the SCA when she wanted to learn brewing methods and eventually became a Laurel in brewing. Now she applies her talents in the modern world, and she is starting a business to brew gluten-free beer. An article in The Morning News tells her story.

July 27th

Seeking Shakespeare in Connecticut

An exhibition of three paintings depicting the likeness of William Shakespeare is on display at the Yale Center for British Art. Searching for Shakespeare will be in New Haven, CT until September 17, 2006.

War of the Trillium II

Ealdormerean correspondant Colyne Stewart has (finally) written up his remembrances from the second War of the Trillum.

Trillium 2 Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Trillium War 2 which took place in the Canton of Ardchreag (Whitby, Ontario) June 29-July 3, 2006.

July 26th

Photos from Lochac Coronation

Asbjorn has posted photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Lochac.

A Great Warriors and Warlords!

Kitab Beg of Coille Stoirmiel, in the Kingdom of Northshield, shares his memories of fighting in his first melee, the recent Warriors and Warlords XIII (WW).

The Plantagenets and Crecy

In an article in Primitive Archer Magazine, Gene Langston looks at the Battle of Crecy and the Plantagenet influence on historical archery.

Backhoe Operator Finds Ancient Text

As reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 26 July 2006: Irish archaeologists on Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms, found by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.

Printing Proof of SCA Membership for Pennsic War

Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin, Chief Technology Officer for the Society for Creative Anachronism, reminds Pennsic attendees to make certain that they have a valid proof of membership before arriving at the War.

Hempstead House Scene of "Queer Eye" Feast

The recent telecast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy which featured a member of MSR's Kingdom of Acre has generated a great deal of discussion on the various lists. Richard Blackmoore shares some additional information about the setting for the feast featured during the program.

July 25th

Pennsic Independent To Include Court Reports

The Pennsic Independent plans to include court reports this year, and needs help from the populace to accomplish this.

Fry Tells Historians Why History Matters

British actor and writer Stephen Fry addressed an audience of writers and historians at the beginning of a week-long promotion of the study of history.

Latin for Beginners

The British Archives has posted a tutorial for those who want to learn Latin. Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners uses early documents to demonstrate how Latin was used and to teach the basics.

Public Allowed to Join in Welsh Dig

Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.

SCAtoday.net publishes five thousandth story

The story you are now reading is the five thousandth article published on SCAtoday.net since its founding on August 2, 2002.