June 25th, 2004
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-06-25 11:22
The ship's bell from Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, has been returned to Spain after a legal dispute with Portugal.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-06-25 10:11
You've heard of the tip of the iceberg? Well, this is the Tip of the Tente!
La Grande Tente will be holding a summer event the weekend of July 10, 2004. Please join us! There will be:
There will be NO feast this year, but there are grills available for your use and a firepit for post-revel.
We will be holding this event at Black Hawk Park, on Lone Tree Road, in Cedar Falls, IA.
Site opens 4 pm Friday and closes noon Sunday. Troll opens 4 pm Friday. The park closes at 10 pm and opens at 6 am each day. If you are arriving after 10 pm let the autocrat know!
Directions: Take your best route to Highway 218, North of Cedar Falls. Exit at the Lone Tree Road exit, and turn west (right if coming from the North, left if coming from the South) onto Lone Tree Road. Slow down for the tracks and proceed to the stop sign, somewhere around 3 miles. Go forward, and keep going forward. The road will veer to the right, but the entrance of the park is forward and slightly left. We are to the right, once you enter the park--just keep following the signs!
Fees: site is $5 (with an additional $3 for non-members), $3 for children 13 to 18, and ages 12 and under are free Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc., Shire of La Grande Tente Camping fees are to be paid to the park, and are $11.00 per tent.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-06-25 09:09
The staff of the Great Northeastern War, which will take place in July in East Hebron, ME, has announced changes in the driving directions.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-24 23:40
Mistress Meadhbh ní Dhubhthaigh, Special Events Coordinator for next year's Estrella War, invites registration for special events which need to be scheduled for specific venues.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2004-06-24 20:10
The champions of the Ladies of the Rose will gather in the Marche of Gwyntarian to exhibit their honor and chivalry on the field. More info at http://brendoken.org/rose/.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2004-06-24 17:12
A 1700-year-old Middle Eastern bowl known as the Constable-Maxwell Cage-Cup will be auctioned in London next month, and is expected to sell for about 2 million English pounds.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-24 17:03
A British historian is claiming that St. Mark's Tomb in Venice contains not the bones of the saint but those of Alexander the Great.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-24 14:05
The Marche of Alderford proudly presents "Known World Costume Symposium IV", September 24-26, in North Canton, Ohio (USA). The featured speaker this year is Mistress Drea di Pelligrini.
For further information and an online pre-registration form, see the event web site: http://sca.4th.com/alderford/events/kwcs2004
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-24 13:01
Baron Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov O.P. has begun the laborious task of making available color renditions of the arms of the people of the West Kingdom.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-06-24 11:47
Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland have found an arrowhead which they believe will help pinpoint the location of the first day of the battle of Bannockburn.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2004-06-24 11:27
Effective today, SCAtoday.net is re-titling two of our senior staff members to better reflect their evolving roles in managing the site.
Submitted by eirik on Thu, 2004-06-24 07:02
tworavens.org presents Eirik Andersen's photos from Pikeman's Pleasure, in the Canton of Petrea Thule, Barony of Septentria, Kingdon of Ealdormere.
Submitted by Olyane on Wed, 2004-06-23 22:44
A brief review of a newly-released scholarly publication on Tolkien's mythology.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2004-06-23 16:23
SCAtoday.net is pleased to announce two new forum areas, both of which are intended to unite those seeking employment with those whose companies have positions available.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-06-23 10:35
Archaeologists working at Boscombe Down in England have found a 4300-year-old grave, which they believe contains the remains of people whose culture built the famous Stonehenge megaliths.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-06-23 10:27
An article about a Medieval Faire held by the SCA in Port Gamble, Washington.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-06-22 22:50
Lady Theodora Quennell of the Shire of Sylvan Glen in AEthelmearc has reported that a memorial service for Lady Angharad of Caer Morfa who passed away June 12, 2004, will be held Saturday June 26.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2004-06-22 22:43
Historians are condemning the destruction of part of a Celtic fortress in County Kerry, Ireland, that was over 3,000 years old.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-06-22 15:31
Police near State College, Pennsylvania are now using "camo cops" patrols to trap speeders, a tactic that could mean an unhappy Pennsic for some travelers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-06-22 13:30
When Patricia Washburn and William Bradford decided to get married April 22, 2000, they chose a very traditional wedding — traditional for Romans, that is.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-06-22 09:15
Baroness Anne von Talstadt of Ben Dunfirth reports on experimental jousting activities at the Murder Melee event which was held recently in the Barony.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-06-22 09:09
Duchess Arielle the Golden and Lady Medb ingen Brain are asking for volunteers to help with the Seventh Annual Known World Children's Fete which will take place August 18 at Pennsic War XXXIII.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-21 15:04
Two skeletons in a 1200-year-old cliff-face cemetery have been discovered in Pembrokeshire, Wales by archaeologists lowered on ropes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-21 15:02
The remains of three gun positions of an artillery fort have been discovered in Hull, England.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2004-06-21 14:35
James Matterer and Tammy Crawford, known for their work on medieval cookery with Gode Cookery, will be featured in a series of segments on the Food Network. The first one is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2004, at 10 pm EDT. The program will repeat June 22 at 2:00 am, June 25 at 10:00 pm and June 26 at 2:00 am.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-21 13:03
Baron Khevron has announced the passing of Viscount Sir Kylson Skyfyre, O.L., O.P. Saturday June 19, 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-21 12:13
The Known World Novice Tourney is scheduled for Sunday, 8/15 from 4-6pm in the White Tourney list at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-06-20 09:23
A 1500-year-old floor of a Byzantine glass kiln has been stolen from an archaeological park near Herzliya, Israel. Authorities suspect the theft was commissioned by a private collector.