Archive - Apr 2007 - Story

April 30th

Sarah MacGregor to be elevated at Loch Bais' Birthday Bash

Master Erik of Telemark of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that THLady Sarah MacGregor will sit vigil June 23, 2007 in contemplation of her elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Popinjays Play Inaugurates Aviculture in the SCA

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 the Canton of Brokenbridge made history with the first Medieval Aviculture-themed event for the East Kingdom, if not the entire SCA: Popinjays Play in Brooklyn.

May 5 is National Homebrew Day

The Brewers Association would like to remind everyone that the first Saturday in May (May 5 in 2007) is National Homebrew Day, a chance to share recipes and celebrate by lifting a glass.

April 29th

Future Queen of AEthelmearc born

Christopher and Morgen, recently King and Queen of AEthelmearc, have announced that Their daughter, Josephine Helen Nesbit, was born April 19, 2007.

First Laurel Vigiled in Gleann Abhann

On Saturday, April 21, during the Coronation of Havordh II & Mary-Grace II in Gleann Abhann, HE Viscountess Marion Leoncina de Susa was ordered to contemplate being inducted into the Order of the Laurel at a future date to be determined. This will make her the first Laurel created by the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Rowany photos on Flickr

Andre de Montsegur has posted a number of albums of his photos from the 2007 Rowany Festival on the Flickr website.

April 28th

The Viking experiment

In the online version of Archaeology Magazine, Andrew Curry studies re-enactors who took part in the Viking Festival in Wolin, Poland by joining their game.

Atlantia A & S photos online

Iseulte has posted photos from the Kingdom A&S Competition which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Caid knights on cross-country quest

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that Duke Martin the Temperate and Earl Kipp Silverlock of the Kingdom of Caid are setting out May 1, 2007 on a cross-country bicycle trek.

Important announcement regarding notice of lawsuit

Hal Simon, the Chairman of the SCA Board of Directors, and Patrick Anderson, SCA President, have issued this announcement concerning pending litigation against the SCA.

April 27th

Cathead Theatre presents... Hamlet!

Naked Rabbit Productions asks "What would "Hamlet" look like if it were performed by cats?" Find out in this YouTube video clip.

Photos from Northshield Coronation

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Farewell to Dungeons and Dragons designer Tom Moldvay

Tom Moldvay, one of the designers of the popular Dungeons and Dragons™ role-playing game, passed away earlier this week. Many people have been led to the SCA by previous experience in D&D.

Northshield Crown combatants announced

Their Majesties Hrodir and Giulia, King and Queen of Northshield, have announced the list of combatants and consort for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

April 26th

Alice's Restaurant SCA Library Movement 2007

Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, SCA librarian extraordinaire, challenges SCAdians everywhere to aid and promote one of the Society's best resources: the local library.

AEthelmearc Crown Tournament combatants announced

Countess Caryl Olesdatter, Seneschal for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts who plan to take part in the upcoming AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.

"Breathtaking" falconry demonstration at Battle Abbey

Reporters for the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer promise "breathtaking demonstrations of early Medieval falconry" on May 28, 2007 at England's Battle Abbey.

April 25th

West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes has once again created a wonderful album of SCA photos, this time from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

"Knights of the Little Woods"

The state of Maryland has a 200-year tradition of ring jousting, where riders compete to snare a small ring with a lance made of wood, but the sport has largely died out. Now ring jousting is making a comeback. Mary Battiata of the Washington Post has the story.

Fencing sharpens mathematics skills

Sports psychologists believe that fencing can actually improve math skills, perhaps because it improves a perception of geometric shapes.

Exhibit on New World maps now on display at the Chrysler

"Envisioning Virginia 1587-1784: Early Maps of the New World" will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia, through August 12.

April 24th

Monty Python's Holy Grail Lego-style

The folks at Lego have a little fun in this animated version of knights of the round table scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Marian of Heatherdale announces Amphisbaena Project

In her April 2007 newsletter, recording artist Heather Dale (Lady Marian of Heatherdale) reports that the Amphisbaena Project, a website to allow "independent recording artists who create original works or interpretations that celebrate historical life up until the Renaissance era," will soon be ready.

First Master at Arms Created in Northshield

On Saturday, April 14, before stepping down, Their Majesties Siegfried II & Gwyneth of Northshield elevated HE Viscount Niklos Aurelius Luctator to the Right Noble Order of the Chivalry with the white baldric of a Master at Arms.

Drachenwald Crown Tourney Photos III, IV, and V

Lady Astrid, Baroness Katheryn Hebenstreitz, and Lady Åsa Fredriksdottir graciously share with us their photos from the recent Crown Tournament event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (13th - 15th April 2007).

April 23rd

America's only medieval church

According to the research of the late historian Alwyn Ruddock, America's only medieval church may have been located in Newfoundland. Now University of Bristol researcher Evan Jones wants to use the notes to find the church purportedly built by an Italian friar in 1498.

New Dance activities at Pennsic

Mistress Judith of Northumbria, Dance Coordinator for Pennsic 36, has announced that this year's War will feature some new dance activities including a "Dance Fling" in the Market Place, a Midnight Madness dance procession, and an "Egg Sale."

Atlantia Coronation photos online

Antonio Felluci has announced that he has posted a small album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Society for Renaissance Studies calls for papers

Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey of Trinity College in Dublin has announced that the Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference 2008 is calling for papers "on any aspects of Renaissance history." The conference will take place July 10-12, 2008 at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

April 22nd

Sammuel Ray Martinsen born in Atlantia

Belphoebe reports that Sammuel Ray Martinsen was born April 6, 2007 to Lady Hroswitha Von Celle in the Kingdom of Atlantia.