Archive

June 25th, 2003

BHFI Garners Good Review for First Celtic Medieval Festival

A review on the Faire Playe Renaissance Faire website praised BHFI's first Celtic Medieval Festival held June 7-8, 2003 in Roswell, Ohio (USA).

Update: Trust Fund Established for Baron Koppel

Baron Koppel, a long-time SCA member having serious modern-world health and legal problems, was the subject of a recent article on SCAtoday.net. We have now received an update from Baron Koppel's protege'.

Haus von Halstern Members Honored at Vinland Raids

Members of Haus von Halstern, based in the East Kingdom, were honored at the recent Vinland Raids II in the Shire of Smoking Rocks.

Bacteria May Explain Shroud of Turin

Guardian Unlimited: University of Texas Health Science Centre believes he may have an explanation for the Shroud of Turin: bacteria.

Katriana op den Dijk to Become Laurel

Katriana op den Dijk of the Kingdom of Calontir will be elevated to the Order of the Laurel at the Kingdom Arts and Sciences event in July.

June 24th

Photos and Video of Drachenwald 10 Year Celebration Online

Aelius Flavius Britannicus has posted close to 100 photos from Drachenwald's recent 10 Ten Celebration, and SKA UMA also has a collection.

Make Your Home a Castle

Discovery Channel: The next episode of the Discovery Channel's "Monster House" series will turn a home into a castle.

Song Could be Clue to Lost Shakespeare Play

London Times: A fragment from a poem or song may give Shakespeare scholars a clue to a lost play.

Alexandra Ruth Gaigneur Born in East Kingdom

It has been announced that Alexandra Ruth Gaigneur was born June 22, 2003 to Mistress Tanniscent Rhiannon and Master Aetheric Lindberende.

Bacteria Restores 14th Century Italian Frescoes

Bacteria has been successfully used to restore a fresco by Spinello Aretino, depicting the Conversion of St. Efisio, at the Camposanto cemetery in Pisa.

June 23rd

Michael Alewright to Receive Laurel

THL Michael Alewright of the Kingdom of AEthlemearc is to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

Double Wars DVD Set Available

A double DVD set chronicling Double Wars XVI in Drachenwald is now available for order.

New Seven Wonders Project Hijacked by Internet Votes

The New Seven Wonders Project, established to conserve architectural monuments around the world, is proving to be a contest of national pride.

Thousands Gather at Stonehenge for the Solstice

Worshippers and partiers alike flocked to Stonehenge Saturday to celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year.

Mailing Lists on sca.org (Public Service Announcement)

SCAtoday.net frequently republishes, with permission, announcements from the SCA Board of Directors. Many SCA members are not aware that this and other SCA-official mailing lists are open to the public.

Another Passing

Baron Hans von Steinhaus passed away in his sleep at 0400 Tuesday Morning.

June 22nd

Library of Congress Buys Oldest "America" Map

National Geographic: The first map known to bear the name "America" has been purchased by the Library of Congress for ten million dollars.

June 21st

Atenveldt Offers Kingdom-Level A&S Competition

Atenveldt's annual Arts and Sciences Competition event will be held August 2 in Prescott, Arizona (USA).

Axes, Swords and Knives

The History Channel will present "Axes, Swords and Knives" as part of its "Modern Marvels" series.

Experts Rule "Jesus Box" a Fake

National Geographic News: The Israel Antiquities Authority has declared the controversial "Jesus Box" a fake. The first century ossuary, which bears the name of Jesus, was discovered last year.

Medieval Library to Remain Off Limits to Public

News Telegraph: Priceless manuscripts, including an eye-witness account of the Battle of Hastings, will remain under lock and key at Cambridge University.

June 20th

Lorcan and Scheherazade to Become Baron and Baroness of Bhakail

Sabine reports on the East Kingdom list that Lorcan and Scheherazade will be the new Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Bhakail (Philadelphia, PA).

College of Staten Island Now Hosting ORB Web Site

The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies, an academic web site which carries peer-reviewed essays and articles as well as other research sources, has acquired a new URL and a new institutional sponsor.

Ede's Directory of Households

Looking for contact information for an SCA household? Try Ede's Directory of Households.

June 19th

Adrielle Kerrec to be Elevated at Pennsic War

Adrielle Kerrec of the Kingdom of Ealdormere has been placed on vigil before elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

President of the BoD Clarifies Waiver Policy

Meg Baron, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has written a detailed letter to address many commonly-asked questions and points of confusion about the SCA's waiver policy for events, demos, and other activities.

Seeking Help for Baron Koppel

THL Sanchia the Sly has written an appeal for legal and financial help for a SCAdian whom she says is experiencing a crisis in the modern world.

June 18th

Yorkshire Remains May be Child Sacrifice

Yorkshire Post: A child's remains discovered in an ancient burial site in the Yorkshire Dales may have been a human sacrifice.

Sacred Vase of Warka Returned to National Museum

The Sacred Vase of Warka, one of Iraq's greatest treasures, has been returned to the National Museum.

Celtic Cadence Web Site Offers Lyrics, MP3s for SCA Bards

Celtic Cadence is a two-person bardic troupe with original and traditional music. Lyrics and downloadable MP3 tracks are available as a resource for bards in the SCA.