Archive - Apr 2007 - Story

April 7th

BoD extends deadline for Liaison for International Affairs applications

Jason Williams, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc., has announced that the deadline for application for the position of Liaison for International Affairs for the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. has been extended until May 31, 2007.

Study claims "dead languages" detrimental to modern language learning

A recent "secret report" by the Dearing Languages Review in Great Britain warns that the study of ancient languages may be detrimental to the study of modern languages because they "contribute nothing to 'intercultural understanding'."

Sotleties and Subtleties Display at Midrealm Coronation

In honor of Their Most Royal Majesties Dag and AnneMarie, a display will be held at their Coronation featuring and promoting the art, science, and craft of Sotelties and Subtleties.

April 6th

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits 'The Emperor’s Ivories'

A new exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the Exhibition Hall VIII in Vienna: The Emperor’s Ivories - Masterpieces from the Habsburg Kunstkammer Collection.

A Report from the Gulf Wars Equestrian Steward

Mu'allemah Yaasamiin al-Raqqasa al-'Alaa'iiyiyya, Society Equestrian Officer, reports on equestrian activities at the recent Gulf Wars, including classes and a grand parade.

SCAtoday.net changes policy on contributed articles

Although it pains us to do it, because of rampant spambots SCAtoday.net will no longer accept anonymous story contributions. You will need to be logged in with your SCAtoday.net user account in order to contribute articles.

April 6 is National Tartan Day!

On March 9, 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 41 recognizing National Tartan Day! This year (2007) it will be observed on April 6, so dust off your plaids, pull on your kilts and do a jig in celebration!

London branch taps their natural resources - beer and museums!

The Shire of Thamesreach (mka London, England) is taking advantage of the vast cultural resources at hand in London, and is starting 'Beer and Museum' evenings, on occasional Friday nights in the city, to combine two favourite pastimes of its members.

April 5th

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "Benin -- Kings and Rituals"

Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the Museum für Völkerkunde in Vienna: Benin — Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria.

Saturday Night Fever III Video Online

Mistress Nerissa de Saye has posted a short video from the recent Saturday Night Fever III event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (16th - 18th March 2007).

Historical Novel Set During Reign of Henry II

Mistress of the Art of Death, a new novel by Ariana Franklin, has been released from Putnam. The story is set in 1171, during the reign of England's King Henry II, based around murders taking place in Cambridge.

Tudor revival

An article in the April 2, 2007 edition of Time Magazine takes a look at the renewed interest in Tudor England. "When Royals Become Rock Stars" by Rebecca Winters Keegan discusses the upcoming Showtime series The Tudors as well as movies depicting the lives of Elizabeth I and the Boleyn Sisters.

April 4th

Meridian SCAdians to help with Chamber of Commerce Renaissance Faire

Karen Middleton of the Athens, Alabama News-Courier reports on the planned activities of the fifth annual Ardmore (Tennessee) Renaissance Faire. The event is scheduled for April 21-22, 2007 and will feature participation by the Huntsville, Alabama chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Sword Maiden news headlines now offered on SCAtoday.net

News headlines from Sword Maiden, a web site devoted to the needs of female warriors, are now available as an optional feature for SCAtoday.net registered users.

History Channel offers RSS and podcasts

Duke Brannos of Legio Draconis reports that the History Channel now offers RSS feeds of their schedule and programming and podcasts of popular shows.

More Gulf War XVI pictures on-line

Ursus of Anglesey has posted some large galleries from Gulf Wars XVI on his photo website.

Piece of 14th Century Clock Found in York

Researchers in York have discovered a small copper-alloy disc dating back to around 1300 that was part of an early mechanical clock.

April 3rd

House Where Henry VIII Met Anne Boleyn for Sale

The manor house where England's King Henry VIII first met Anne Boleyn, an event which produced one of the greatest monarchs of history, Queen Elizabeth I, is for sale for UK£1.3 million.

Pictures from Carolingia's Vision of the Twelve Goddesses

A new photo album is available online, with pictures of the crowd and delightful Savory Board at the Barony of Carolingia's presentation of Samuel Daniel's 1604 masque titled "Vision of the Twelve Goddesses".

Medievalists.net web site "devoted to the medieval world"

Medievalists.net is a new web site and affiliated blog with articles about the history of the Middle Ages. The blog's syndicated headlines are now offered as an optional feature on SCAtoday.net.

Tournaments Illuminated Undergoes Renovation

Tournaments Illuminated is undergoing changes, and authors, photographers, and artists are needed.

April 2nd

New category for April Fools parodies available

We hope you enjoyed our 2007 April Fools parody of Survivor. Since April Fools parodies are an annual tradition here at SCAtoday.net, we've added a new category to let readers easily go back and review the parodies from previous years.

More on Duke Jade of Starfall's Victory in West Crown Tournament

Duke Sir James Greyhelm reports that Duke Sir Jade of Starfall was victorious in the West Kingdom Crown Tournament, fighting for Countess Kaaren Haakonsdottir.

Report from West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Jade of Starfall, inspired by Kaaren Hakonsdottir, was the winner of the March 24, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West, one of the highlights of a weekend-long event which also featured the first Western Rapier Champion Tourney

Be one of the "Happy Few" Compleat Anachronist writers

Tonwen ferch Gruffudd Aur, Editor of The Compleat Anachronist, sends out a call to the Known World to consider writing for the publication.

"Pathfinder" to hit theaters April 13, 2007

Pathfinder, a film starring Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood and Clancy Brown, will open in theaters April 13, 2007. The adventure film tells the story of Vikings in North America.

April 1st

Baronial trailer stolen in Atenveldt

Baron Otto and Baroness Lisabetta are seeking help from sharp-eyed populace members to help locate and recover the Barony of Atenveldt's baronial trailer, which was stolen this morning.

CBS network scraps production of "Survivor Trimaris"

After taping just one episode, the CBS television network has ceased production of a planned "Survivor Trimaris" edition of its popular reality TV program, citing "personality conflicts" with the cast.

Easter Island archaeologists conclude statues are petrified peeps

Archaeologists working at Easter Island have determined that the large statues are not volcanic rock, as once believed, but are, in fact, petrified peeps. Says project head Rock Newton, "Yes, we have verified that the statues are actually petrified Easter candy."