Archive

August 29th, 2004

Viking vessel ready to raid Dublin

A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.

Renaissance Fair insurer backs out

Popular activities, including archery and thrown weapons, have been cancelled at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, since the fair's insurance was terminated due to a "recent high rate of claims."

August 28th

Castle for Sale on eBay

Diana's Castle in Amsterdam, NY is for sale on eBay. The current bid is nearing $600,000.

Owain Glyn Dwr and Wales - Great Battles in Britain

"Great Battles in Britain" looks at important English battles including the Battle for Wales.

Serious Disaster Preparedness

Tech columnist Glenn Harlan Reynolds suggests that re-enactors, including SCA members, have an interest in older technology.

Exhibition of rare, original documents and books

Exhibition of 30 rare, original documents and books on loan from The Remnant Trust August 24-December 15, 2004, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.

August 27th

New Baron and Baroness of Rowany Announced

Keridwen the Mouse, Baroness of Rowany in the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that Hrothgar aet Gytingbroce and Helene du Puy will be the next Baron and Baroness of Rowany.

Medieval Graves found in Oslo Old City

A Statsbygg (Directorate of Public Construction and Property) project to improve drainage around old Olavskirken (Olav's Church) led to a shallow ditch being dug along one wall, leading to the discovery of approximately 44 skeltons.

Pennsic XXXIII Photo Album Online

Lord Ossen Kollisvanr of Merkiborg in the Kingdom of Calontir has posted a large album of hundreds of photographs taken at Pennsic XXXIII.

7th Century Scottish Book Bag Found

The earliest example of a book bag has been found in Scotland.

August 26th

SCA, Inc., responds to Schragger conviction

The SCA's Assistant VP for Media Relations has issued a public statement regarding the conviction of Ben the Steward (mka Benjamin Schragger) on charges of child molestation.

Anglo-Saxon Princess On Display

The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

SCA Outreach at Worldcon

The Barony of Carolingia will be sponsoring SCA events at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) on Labor Day weekend. All members of the SCA who are attending the convention are invited to participate.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August

THL Stefan has provided a list of updates to the Florilegium for August 2004.

Day at the Liechtenauer Academy

On September 18th, Count Rhys of Harlech, fechtmeister of Die Schlachtschule ("The School of Battle"), will hold a seminar on halfsword and poleaxe techniques from medieval fechtbücher (fighting manuals) written by Johannes Liechtenauer, Hans Talhoffer, and Sigmund Ringeck, in addition to 'Le Jeu de la Hache.'

"In Its Own Light": A Night-Owl's View of Pennsic War XXXIII

Master Rowan's photos capture the look of Pennsic after dark, "when the SCA atmosphere is at its most effective and beautiful."

August 25th

Coopers Lake employee suffers fatal heart attack during Pennsic 33

Ray Selva, a permanent resident of Coopers Lake and a staff employee during War, died of a heart attack on August 20, 2004.

Pennsylvania Shire Rallies to Support Libraries

A Pennsylvania library, facing state funding shortfalls for the second year, got a boost from SCA members this spring.

Known World Novice Tourney a Success

Count Sir Sarnac of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports on the Known World Novice Tourney which was held at Pennsic XXXIII.

Bow Timbers of the "Mary Rose" Found

Twenty years after the Mary Rose was dramatically raised from the seabed, marine archaeologists have found the bow of the ship.

SCA Families Wanted for ABC Television Show

The producers of a new television program for ABC are looking for SCA families interested in participating.

Sterlynge Schola

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle is proud to host another Sterlynge Schola on Saturday, 13 November, AS 39 at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Toys for Tots Tournament

On November 20th, Wyvern Cliffe will be having the annual Toys for Tots Tournament.

Harvest Captaincy

Winter's Gate presents Harvest Captaincy, September 4-5, 2004 at the Wilderness Pavillion, Alaskaland/Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska.

August 24th

Haaretz: Crusader-Era Remains Found in Jaffa

The remains of a 12th century crusader-era man were discovered recently during excavations in the Jaffa, Israel flea market.

Irish Examiner: Ireland is Not Atlantis Say Experts

The National Museum of Ireland has issued a statement dismissing claims by a Swedish researcher that Ireland was the legendary Atlantis.

Ben Schragger pleads guilty to sex offense charges

Benjamin Schragger, former youth leader for the Shire of Eisental and East Kingdom Dean of Pages, has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to eleven counts of sexual and other inappropriate conduct with minors.

SCAtoday.net registered users can now submit events

The SCAtoday.net web site has been enhanced so that any registered user can submit event notices directly, rather than having to email them to our editors.

Cookie Wars

The members of the Barony of Knight's Crossing will soon be joining forces with our fellows to decide once and for all (at least for this year) which is most tasty - Medieval Sweets or Modern Cookies. Come join us on 27-29 August, 2004 at the Youth Campground, D-64747 Breuberg-Wald-Amorbach.

St. Augustine's Faire

The Shire of Heraldshill proudly presents St. Augustine's Faire Aug. 27, 2004 at 5 PM until Aug. 29, 2004 at 12 PM (noon).