Archive - Feb 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-28 17:40
The Powers-That-Be for Estrella War XXV have posted an extensive list of "lost and found" articles from the War on the Estrella website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-28 13:28
Townhouses may soon cover the track of the only known Roman circus in Britain. The developer, Taylor Wimpey, has decided to sell the land which includes the historic starting gate and Sergeants' Mess in Colchester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-28 10:50
Baronessa Isabeau della Farfalla, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament in that Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 14:45
Joleicia shares her photos from the recent 10th Anniversary celebration in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on her Photobucket website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 11:36
THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen created two new peers at Their recent Court in the Canton of Steltonwald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 08:54
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, an unpublished book by J.R.R. Tolkien, has been scheduled to be released in May 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-26 18:41
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva has posted her photos from the recent It's Only a Flesh Wound II event which took place in the Barony of Jararvellir (Kingdom of Northshield)>
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-26 16:23
Gatorade has taken on an ambitious project: create an online parody of Monty Python and the Holt Grail complete with NBA star Kevin Garnet as King Arthur, a basketball-shooting wizard and a talking goat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-26 14:55
Arun Bhatia of Bangalore "saw something weird" on a visit to Virginia. What he encountered was an activity by the local SCA group complete with armored combat. Bhatia's story appears in the Deccan Herald.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-02-25 12:36
On the CR (Creative Review) Blog, Patrick has posted an illustrated discussion of the British Library's Macclesfield Alphabet Book, a pattern book "filled with designs for different styles of script, letters, initials and decorative borders."
Submitted by Nevik on Wed, 2009-02-25 08:01
Lord Nevik Demonovich, from the Barony of Fenix in the Midrealm, has uploaded a series of photo galleries from various SCA events to his website.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-02-24 17:26
Now that Stefan's Florilegium has a syndicated RSS news feed, we have added it to the available choices on SCAtoday.net. Registered users on SCAtoday.net can optionally add this as a block on their customized home page.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-24 12:23
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-24 10:02
Members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, "Land of the Tusk," the Tucson, Arizona chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, recently captured the notice of Arizona Daily Star reporter Gerald M. Gay, who visited the group in a local park as members prepared for the Estrella War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-23 17:30
Just when we thought the SCA was irrelevant to the modern world, a trio of rappers brings us the Canterbury Tales Rap. Watch it on YouTube.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2009-02-23 14:20
On Saturday, February 21, Their Highnesses Eikbrandr and Runa, acting in regency for Their Royal Majesties Ullr and AnneLyse, invested Sergeant Einar Blakklar and Lady Maerwynn of Warwick as the new Baron and Baroness of Brendoken, located in the North Oaken region of the Middle Kingdom. SCAtoday.net's Milica and Justin offer their photo albums from the event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-23 10:15
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., discusses the steps taken by the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. to deal with the modern world economic down turn.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-23 07:51
DesignBoom.com has created a website dedicated to the history of the folding chair from ancient times through the Renaissance. The website includes illustrations.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-22 23:31
An authentic chainmail hauberk is being offered for sale on eBay. According to the description, the 14th to 15th century piece is "of highest quality and in perfect condition of preservation," although it appears to be missing one sleeve.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-22 14:02
An archaeological dig at the site of the former Rothesay Council Chambers in Scotland has unearthed a rare 13th century ceramic jug. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-22 09:18
Merewyn of Ynys Taltraeth has posted several videos of the recent Winter 2009 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West, on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-21 19:59
Demetrious the Undecided has posted an album of photos taken at the recent 12th Night event in Chicago on his Photobucket website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-21 12:05
Shava of Northshield reports that SCA member Thora Hrafnsteinn Ornolfsdottir, known in the modern world as Andrea Potts, has produced an album of "original alternative lyrical rock."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-02-21 07:38
Manx Gaelic, an off-shoot of Old Irish, thought to have died out in the 19th century, is being revived thanks to the efforts of Manx scholar Jennifer Kewley Draskau, who has published "Practical Manx, a guide to the grammar and morphology of the language."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 18:39
Karin Larsdatter provides advice for the lovelorn in a translation on her Medieval Material Culture Blog. The entry looks at a 12th century handbook of letter writing recently discovered at the Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 15:49
A tiny silver penny, minted in the time of King Pippin III of the Franks, was recently sold at auction for EU€34,000.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 12:27
Posadnitsa Ianuk has posted several albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 08:04
Out of our time period, but a sad commentary on the financial crisis in the United States: Delaware County's Darby Free Library (Pennsylvania) is one of eleven libraries destined to close their doors due to lack of funding. The library "is believed to be the oldest continuously operating public library in America."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-19 18:49
Archaeologists in Japan have long known about the existence of the ancient Yamatai kingdom, but they have never been able to find it. Now they are seeking the help of history buffs to solve the mystery.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-19 16:18
Anna Syveken reports that photos from the Petrarca V Ramble, which took place recently in Bad Staffelstein, Germany, are now available online.