Archive - Apr 2011 - Story

April 3rd

Videos of A Sworded Affair online

Lady Simonis Adriane of House Fulbert reports that she has uploaded several videos of the progressive Rapier Tournament at the recent Sworded Affair in the Kingdom of Northshield. The videos are available on YouTube.

April 2nd

London eatery goes medieval

Visitors to London may want to stop for a bite in Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant, Dinner, which features a menu "dating back 700 years." The eatery is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge.

SCAdians to participate in Melbourne's Concert for Christchurch

SCA members Rodrigo (James Brown) and Caracticus (Zyl) will be performing at the upcoming Concert for Christchurch, to benefit earthquakes victims, April 7, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

Save the Philadelphia textiles!

On the A Fashionable Excuse blog, Lady Elizabeth of Rivenstar reports that a box of 15th-16th century textiles was recently discovered in the Design Center of Philadelphia University. Now a fundraiser is in the works where those willing to donate will be given access to study the fabrics. (photo)

April 1st

SCA folk bid sad farewell to Frank "Mack" Cooper

SCAtoday.net has received word that Frank "Mack" Cooper, part of the Cooper family who have hosted us for so many years at Pennsic, passed away this morning.

Whiteshield photos online

Ghislaine has created an album of photos from the March 5, 2011 Whiteshield event which took place in the Barony of Darkwood (Kingdom of the West). The photos are available on SmugMug.

Bayeux Tapestry: Tape backup media, medieval style

An article in The Register, an information technology publication online, concludes that the Bayeux Tapestry is perhaps the world's oldest example of a tape backup system.

Publisher eliminates collective bargaining rights from SCAtoday.net staff

In a move ostensibly aimed at closing a budget deficit, SCAtoday.net Publisher Justinos Tekton has signed an executive order eliminating collective bargaining rights from SCAtoday.net staff members, and cutting their wages significantly.