Archive - 2011 - Story

September 27th

"Cagin of Chrysaint" now available for preorder online

Filmmaker Dana Elise reports that her film, Cagin of Chrysaint, is now available to preorder at various online sites.

College of Blue Flatts full status in Gleann Abhann

Her Majesty Muirgen of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that the College of Blue Flatts has attained full status in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Saionji no Hanae offered elevation to Laurel in the West

Duchess Letitia de Scotia reports that Rolf and Aurora, King and Queen of the West, have placed Lady Saionji no Hanaeon vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Barony of the Debatable Lands 2011 Investiture photos online

Thorpe has created an album of photos from the 2011 Investiture in Barony of the Debatable Lands, Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available in Photobucket.

September 26th

Simon Aaron of Windamire elevated to Pelican in Atenveldt

Nastas'ia Volkovicha, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriela placed THL Simon Aaron of Windamire on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

"Modern-day scribe" creates illuminated Tolkien

German art student Benjamin Harff spent six months creating illuminations and binding for a copy of author J.R.R.Tolkien's Silmarillion. The work constitued Harff's exam at the Academy of Arts. (photos).

Canadian Castle for sale: Dungeon included

For less than a cool CAN$1 million, you can own your own castle getaway, a short drive from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, complete with "guard tower, battlements, dungeon, and a moat." (photos)

Photos from Atenveldt Queen's Prize Artisan Showcases online

Posadnitsa Ianuk Raventhorne, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that she has posted photos from the Queens Prize Artisan Showcases from the August 2011 Crown Tourney and 2011 Middle east Feast.

September 25th

Papers sought for medieval conference; topic: erotica in the Middle Ages

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State Univerity has issued a call for papers for its 18th Annual ACMRS Conference. The topic is: Erotica and the Erotic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Deadline for papers will be October 16, 2011.  

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2011.

Papers sought for "The Crusades and Visual Culture"

Elizabeth Lapina of Durham University in Great Britain reports that she is seeking papers and proposals for the upcoming publication, The Crusades and Visual Culture. The submission deadline is December 1, 2011.

September 24th

A sloooow day at the faire

The ultimate conveyance for when speed is not an option: Renaissance tortoise!

Lazarus Jacob Von Hase remembered in Chronicle-Telegram story

“Martin was definitely dedicated to history. He was dedicated to researching,” said James Nunamaker, known as Seamus Fraseyr in the SCA, about Lazarus Jacob Von Hase (Martin Hasemann), who died July 22, 2011 in Wellington, Ohio.

East Kingdom Peerages from Pennsic XL

Their Majesties Lucan and Jana of the East Kingdom elevated or placed on vigil a number of Their subjects at Pennsic XL.

September 23rd

"Enjoy learning by doing" at Olde Sandwich Town Festival

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were on hand to teach and entertain at the recent Old Sandwich Town Festival near Windsor, Canada. Jay McKee explained SCA activities in a short video for the Windsor Star.

Three 2009 Ealdormere photo galleries restored

Eirik Anderson reports that he has restored three more galleries of photographs from Ealdormere events. The photos are available on his website.

College of Silva Vulcani full status in AEthelmearc

At Their Royal Court at Pennsic War XL, Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen announced that the incipient College of Silva Vulcani had fulfilled all requirements to become a full status College of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

September 22nd

Diana Listmaker offers her opinion on same gender couples competing in Crown Tournaments

The first tournament that led to the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism was organized by Diana L. Paxson, known in the Society as Diana Listmaker, in her backyard in Berkeley. From the perspective of one who was there at the start, and remembers the original goals of the organization, she has written an opinion letter and has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share it with our readers.

Weddings and pre-registration at Estrella War

Lord Marek the Jew, Estrella War Emergency Deputy Promotion Coordinator welcomes weddings at the 2012 Estrella War, and the Pre-Registration Staff reports that pre-regisistration is now available.

16th century artillery and fireworks book digitized

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) has digitized, and made available online, the Artilleriebuch by Walther Litzelmann, originally published in 1582.

You asked!--Part II: Nuts and Bolts. Implementation answers from Inspirational Equality

The Inspirational Equality Advocacy group answers frequently asked questions about the implications and implementation of allowing same-gender couples in Royal Lists (part II of II).

Viking artifact website

Dan Carlsson of the Fröjel Discovery Programme has posted an album of Viking artifacts from the harbor and lands around Fröjel, Sweden including explantion of the objects and how they were made.

September 21st

Arthur's roundtable at King's Knot, Scotland?

Archaeologists at King's Knot in Stirling, Scotland have discovered a "circular feature" that some believe might be the fabled round table of King Arthur.

Atlantia 30 Year Photos

William "Cookie" Barfoot would like to share is album of pictures from the recent Atlantia 30 Year Anniversary.

You asked! Answers to the top 15 FAQs from Inspirational Equality

The Inspirational Equality advocacy group provides answers to some of the most common questions it has received about the proposed amendment to corpora to allow same-gender couples in Royal lists.

September 20th

Historical re-enactments mark anniversary of the sacking of Canterbury

A number of events in the modern world mark the anniversary of the invasion and sacking of Canterbury, England by Viking raiders in September 1011.

Artemisian wins the Realm of Venus Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge

The Realm of Venus' 4 month long Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge is over, with 14 finalists from around the world completing the challenge to make an Italian Renaissance outfit from the skin out.

Black Death bacteria thought to be extinct

 The type of bacteria which caused the European "Black Death" plague in the mid-1300s has been identified as Yersina pestis, according to a news report on CNN.com.  That particular strain of bacteria no longer seems to exist, although a different form still affects people in a number of countries.

Trinity College less than impressed with Dr. Barbarian's academic credentials

Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland has removed a web page in its professor profiles section belonging to one “Dr. Conan T. Barbarian, B.A. (Cimmeria) Ph.D. (UCD). F.T.C.D. (Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Hyborian Studies and Tyrant Slaying).”

September 19th

"Ascent of Money" - How the Medicis created banking

How did the shipping of huge amounts of gold and silver from the New World contribute to the collapse of the Spanish Empire? Learn about that and how the Medicis evolved from a criminal gang into international bankers and the richest family in Italy in the PBS series "Ascent of Money" presented by Professor Niall Ferguson.