April 21st, 2005

6th Annual International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention

Art of Combat, NDDS and Lansing Community College will host the 6th Annual International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention August 5-7, 2005 in Lansing, Michigan.

Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat

The Barony of Three Mountains warmly welcomes and invites you to attend the premier armored combat teaching event of the Known World!

Northshield Scholar Seeks Help with Alchemy Project

Lord Roibeard O'Connor of the Kingdom of Northshield is working on a scientific history project for his graduate degree and would like some help with alchemy processes and procedures.

Paper Trebuchet

If you're one of those people who has always hankered to own your own siege engine but don't have a large enough garage to store it, your prayers may be answered in the form of a paper trebuchet.

Shire of Rockwell's 11th Birthday Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the Shire of Rockwell's recent 11th birthday celebration.

April 20th

The Worst Jobs in History

Tony Robinson looks at the worst jobs in English history for a new series produced by Britain's Channel 4. The website includes a quiz to let readers see which jobs best suit them.

Drachenwald OP now accepts armory GIFs

The Drachenwald online Order of Precedence (OP) can now accept registered armory and badge artwork for display in the OP.

University of Nevada presents Claire Bloom in "Shakespeare's Women"

Noted actress Claire Bloom stars in a production of "Shakespeare's Women" on Saturday, April 23, at the University of Nevada -- Las Vegas.

April 19th

Northshield Coronation Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva has posted photos from the recent coronation of Tarrach and Fina in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Secret Life of...Pudding

The Food Network series "The Secret Life of..." will feature SCA member Dame Selene Colfox in a program on cooking puddings.

Re-discovery of Classical Writings - Second Renaissance

Oxford scholars are using high-tech satelite technology to read the once hidden words on the hoard of manuscripts known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. In the last few days, works by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other classical greats have been deciphered, and it is believed early Christian texts are also amongst the works.

Lord Mayor's Market Day

Join the Royal City of Eoforwic and Lord Mayor Gunnar Halfdan of Lund in a traditional day of fighting, fencing, merchanting, an A&S display, classes, children's activities, and the usual Eoforwic silliness.

All the Stick You Can Eat

No, it's not the menu. It's a full day of MORE FIGHTING THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT: Armored combat, Youth combat, Archery (Sorry, no rapier fighting is planned for this event.)

That's a Mare X Again

For ten years we have invited all thirsty travelers to drop their boots, take in some local scenery, and play some light games. This year is no exception, with the marked difference of a new site boasting cabins (not for renting but possibly as "crash space"), a full kitchen (feast in planning), and a sauna.

April 18th

Technical Difficulties -- Please Stand By

Our ISP experienced a major hardware failure this evening, and we are still digging out from the mess. Please excuse the extra error messages you may see here tonight.

Books to be Removed from Bodleian Library

A renovation and modernization project at Oxford's Bodleian Library would see most of the 6 million books housed in the main building moved to other locations.

Parchment-Making Workshop in May

Jesse Meyer, an expert in parchment-making, will present a 2-day workshop on parchment techniques in May 2005.

Hamsters Built Stonehenge?

Want the REAL story behind famous British historical events? The Hamster Theatre Company offers "a series of tableaux depicting great (and disastrous) moments in British history."

Study Warns: Over-Hydration Can Kill

A study published in a recent edition of The New England Journal of Medicine warns athletes and runners that vast amounts of water or sports drinks can be lethal.

April 17th

1,000,000 Scottish Treasures to be Cataloged

In a project sure to make any librarian twitch, the city fathers of Glasgow, Scotland have authorized the cataloging of 1,000,000 of the city's art and archaeological treasures.

Norman Horse Bit Excites Researchers

The study and replication of a Norman curb bit was the subject of a recent program from Britain's Time Team archaeologists.

Class System in Medieval Coventry Studied

Archaeologists working in Coventry, England are attempting to uncover the truth of the city's medieval class system before a development project halts their work.

April 16th

Medici Child's Body Missing

Researchers working on the Medici crypt in Florence, Italy are puzzled. The tiny body discovered in the tomb of Filippino, the four-year-old son of Grand Duke Francesco I, was that of an infant.

Northshield Crown Tourney Combatants Announced

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, has announced the combatants and consorts for the Kingdom's Crown Tourney to be held May 14, 2005 in Shattered Oak.

Welsh Tsunami, 1607

A new theory speculates that a flood, which killed 2,000 people in southern Wales in 1607, may have been a tsunami.

April 15th

Girl Scout Father-Daughter Dance features demo by Shire of Quintavia

The Shire of Quintavia, located in modern-day Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) and vicinity, offered a demo as part of the local Girl Scouts' Father-Daughter Dance night. Holly Fiore, reporting for the Westborough News, offers a detailed recounting of the evening's festivities.

Age of Armor, Sagas of Steel: Dennos exhibit reception features Medieval music, food, dance

The Grand Traverse Herald reports on a museum exhibit opening at which the SCA "provided Medieval and Renaissance ambiance during the reception."

Darkstone to Advance to Full Status

Their Majesties of Northshield have announced that the Incipient Outpost of Darkstone will be advanced to a full status group on May 14, 2005.

Volunteers Sought for Workday at Cooper's Lake

Johann Kinslayer, of the Shadowclans, and Dave Cooper, of Cooper's Lake Campground, invite any interested SCA members to come up to help with a scheduled workday of Castle maintenance at Cooper's Lake (site of Pennsic and AEthelmearc War Practice events) beginning at 8:00AM EDT on April 30, 2005.

Drachenwald Summer Coronation

Let it be known to all and singular that on the eighteenth day of June in the 2005 year of the current calendar will be held the coronation of Their Royal Highnesses Cadogan and Eufemia in Shurdington, Gloucestershire. All are invited to witness this historic occassion.