Archive - Sep 2008 - Story

September 23rd

Excerpt available from "American Nerds"

Recently reported about the the book American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent. Now a full excerpt about the author's adventures to a Caidan Coronation in the Barony of Dun Or and Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt are available online.

September 22nd

"Piety" winner of 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest

Entitled Piety..., the winner of the 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest is now online.

Peerage Survey for Non-Rattan Combat

Maitre Wilhelus le Casse of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has posted a survey regarding the creation of a peerage for non-rattan combat.

"Gar the Dragon" wows kids at Constitution Day Parade

At the Louisville, Ohio, Constitution Day Parade, the Marche of Alderford presented "Gar the Dragon", a parade float with a sixteen-foot (5 meter) dragon towing a castle. Kids young and old were delighted, and's Milica of Varna presents her photo album.

September 21st

Knight Light Tourney photos online

Hanim Ari Usni has posted photos from the Knight Light Tourney which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Song fest in Winter's Gate

Baron Khevron has posted a video of Lady Clover singing Feasting Day by Tania Opland at the Captaincy event in Winter's Gate (Alaska) on YouTube.

Online registration now available for Estrella War XXV

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, has announced that online registration is now open for the War.

Dauid ap Morgant Dinefwr elevated to Pelican in the West

Allison de Saint-Loup reports that Their Majesties of the West have elevated Dauid ap Morgant Dinefwr to the Order of the Pelican at the recent Purgatorio event.

September 20th

Facebook Hamlet

OK, if Shakespeare could have texted, he would have, alright?! Sarah Schmelling offers a Facebook version of Hamlet.

Pictures from The Griiffin's Needle Challenge

Recently Viscountess Elashava bas Riva attended the Griiffin's Needle Challenge costuming event in the Kingdom of Northshield. She shares photos and thoughts from the event.

"Crazy Viking" creates Nordic Inn in Minnesota

Visitors to the Kingdom of Northshield might want to plan a visit to the Viking Inn, "Central Minnesota 's Nordic Inn Medieval Brew and Bed."

Dom Duarte Goncalves de Montes, newest Companion of the Pelican in Drachenwald

At the Raglan event in Drachenwald, Genevieve la flechiere witnessed the vigil and elevation of Dom Duarte Goncalves de Montes to the Order of the Pelican.

September 19th

Count Alrik Victorious in Outlands Crown

On September 13th, 2008 Count Alrik Boleslavsson was victorious in the Outlands Fall Crown Tournament, fighting for Lady Salomea Toruńska and fighting undefeated through the tournament.

Egan & Meadhbh New Baron/Baroness of Mons Tonitrus

Don Egan of Atenveldt, DWS (aka Egan Smilebringer) and Mistress Meadhbh ni Dhubhthaigh, O.L., have been chosen as the new Baron and Baroness of the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

SCA Inc. announces new corporate web site

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has released the organization's official announcement of the new corporate web site.

September 18th

Medieval Treasures exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia will host Medieval & Renaissance Treasures, an exhibit of artifacts from the Victoria and Albert Museum September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009. (video)

Videos of archers, battles and entertainers from Pennsic 37 online

THL Cetach Fitzgibbon of the Shire of Hunter's Home has posted several videos from Pennsic 37 including archery, battles and entertainers around the marketplace.

September 17th

Early Buddhist paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

An exhibit of early Buddhist manuscript paintings from India, many on dried palm leaves, is being hosted by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm Leaf Tradition will be on display through March 22, 2009.

Field battle videos from Pennsic XXXVII

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn of the East Kingdom has posted several videos of field battle footage from Pennsic XXXVII on YouTube

New Castle News covers Pennsic War 37

Lisa Micco of the New Castle News got the plum assignment this year when she reported on the annual Pennsic War. "Annual Enemies, Eternal Friends" looks at a number of aspects of Pennsic.

September 16th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2008.

Clann Wars photos online

Lady Wu Xi Lian has posted an album of photos from the recent Clann Wars in the Kingdom of the Outlands on her Flickr website.

Computers create sound of ancient harp

The ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) project has produced the sound of a Epigonion, a wooden string instrument similar to a modern-day harp. This is the first time that this ancient instrument has been heard by modern man.

September 15th

Cleveland dig reveals Roman jewelry factory

Archaeologists worked on a site that was previously believed to yield Anglo-Saxon graves have now discovered what appears to be a Roman settlement. The site is near the eastern city of Cleveland, England.

Medieval stone clock found in Bulgaria

A stone clock or calendar dating to the early Middle Ages has been discovered near Mogila, Bulgaria. The stone features a semi-circle inscribed in Greek with a central axis.(photo)

Melee at Roswell photos online

Lady Catriona Fionnaghal nic Elphinstone known as Ceit has posted two albums of photos from the recent Melee at Roswell event hosted by the Marche of Alderford (Middle Kingdom). The photos include Their Highnesses' Royal Court and a performance by I Verdi Confusi.

September 14th

SCA debuts redesigned corporate web site

The main corporate web site of the SCA Inc. went "live" this weekend with a significant redesign of the site's cosmetics and organization.

Norwegian shipwrecks "sensational" find

"The largest collection of antique shipwrecks ever found in Norway" has been unearthed at the site of a new highway near Oslo, Norway. At least nine well-preserved wooden ships dating to the early 17th century were uncovered near Bjoervika.

Count Sven Orfhendur victorious in Caid Crown Tourney

Ciorstan reports that Count Sven Orfhendur, inspired by Countess Kolfinna kottr, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.

Pictures from Aphar Fair and Summer Camp

Caillin has posted several albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann: Aphar Fair and Summer Camp.