Archive

April 7th, 2003

Lochac Gets in the (Side)Swing of Things

According to Richard Cullinan, Kingdom Rapier Marshal, Lochac will begin participation in the sidesword technique for rapier fighting beginning at Festival 2003.

Lady and Lion Event Site Damaged in Ice Storm

The autocrats of Lady and the Lion event scheduled for April 12, 2003 in AEthelmearc, have announced that due to an ice storm, the event location has been changed.

Middle Eastern Dancing on the Web

Aoife, with the help of Mistress Katja Davida Orlova, shares an annotated list of Middle Eastern Dance sources available online.

April 5th

Pennsic to Host 1st Annual Known World Brewers' Meet and Greet

Atlantia's Royal Encampment at the Pennsic War will be the site of the first annual Known World Brewers' "Meet and Greet" and Tasting.

April 4th

"Tiles of Many Media Contest" to be Held at Lilies, Pennsic

It's spring and THLord Stefan li Rous has been busy adding new entries into "Stefan's Florilegium," and has announced a "Tiles of Many Media" Contest for the Lilies and Pennsic Wars.

April 3rd

The Quarter Does it Again with Spring Lyst Issue

The Quarter is at it again with their Spring issue featuring more wackiness from the Polar South.

Armorless Combat Explored in Historic Swordsmanship Study

A draft of a proposal to allow the study of Historic Swordsmanship techniques for heavy and light SCA fighting is now online.

Drachenwald to Sponsor 10th Year Commemorative T-Shirt Competition

Aethstan of Wortham has announced that the deadline for entries for Drachenwald's Ten Year T-Shirt competition has been extended to April 7, 2003.

April 1st

Media Lawsuit Ends with Leveraged Buyout

Dateline: April 1, 2003. A bitter feud between rival publications SCAtoday.net and The Quarter has ended peacefully, with the simple expedient of a leveraged buyout.

Calontir to Sponsor Largesse Competition at Lilies War

A Largesse Competition will be held at Lilies War with the goal of recognizing the skill of the craftsmen of Calontir and providing Their Majesties with regalia and gifts for Their reign.

"Put Up or Shut Up" in AEthelmearc

This year's AEthelmearc War Practice, May 15-18, 2003, will feature a fencing tournament to raise funds to replace stolen loaner gear.

Scurvy Knaves Blatantly Copy Respected Publication's Title

Dateline: April 1, 2003. A thieving band of scoundrels calling themselves "The Quarter" have blatantly appropriated, for their own nefarious purposes, the title of a certain well-respected SCA news publication and the page layout of a certain national newspaper.

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Outlands: Perhaps we are being picky, but there seems to be something ... odd ... about the Outlands web site this April 1st.

March 31st

Oldest Fragment of Nibelungen Myth Found in Austria

Fragments of parchment found in the Zwettl monastery in Austria are reported to be the oldest version yet discovered of the epic Nibelungen myth.

Champions of the Isles Chosen in Drachenwald

At Saturday's Champions of the Isles event in Bramhope, England, competitions were held to decide the new Insulae Draconis Champions for Rapier, Heavy Weapons, Archery, and Arts & Sciences.

Tournament How-To Links

This week Aoife shares her annotated list of links dealing with Medieval Tournaments.

March 29th

Shire of Sterlynge Vayle to Host Axes and Ales

Sterlynge Vayle, located near Sanford, NY (USA), invites the populace of the Known World to join them for the fifth incarnation of this event, which features thrown weapons competition and brewing.

Cockatrice Seeks Contributors, Subscribers

The "Cockatrice," an Arts and Sciences publication edited by Lady Rainfreda der Einsamen Hugel, is currently seeking articles for its next issue.

March 28th

Entertainers and Bards Wanted for June Faire

The Barony of Dragon's Laire in An Tir invites entertainers and bards to take part in their annual June Faire/Medieval Festival, which is open to the public.

Theft of SCA Gear Includes Coronet

A trailer belonging to Brian Thornbird has been stolen from Union City, CA. The trailer contained a great deal of SCA-related equipment.

Atlantia Welcomes New Citizen

Their Majesties of Atlantia have a new subject: Jessica Mary Elizabeth Bright.

Notes on Story Comment Forums

Want to post your comments to an SCAtoday.net story? Here are some tips that will help you make the most of this feature.

Medieval Seals Project Seeks Letters of Support

Historians at the University of Durham in England are seeking letters of support for a project to create a website for research of medieval seals.

Introducing Leonardo da Vinci

In her weekly column, Aoife shares her annotated research links on the ultimate Renaissance man: Leonardo da Vinci.

March 27th

HavenHolde Alliance Corporate Secretary Answers Project's Critics

Members HavenHolde Alliance project team say the project has been unfairly maligned by comments posted by readers of their press release, and a corporate official offers this response to the criticism.

Baron Offers Tips for Medieval Amusement

A website hosted by Baron Modar Neznanich explains the rules to many Medieval and Renaissance games.

Ancient Swords Discovered in Turkey

Discovery News: A cache of swords, reported to be the oldest yet discovered, has been found in southeast Anatolia, Turkey.

War Situation Sparks Concerns for Atenveldt Event

The Baron and Baroness of Sun Dragon, in Atenveldt, have requested that people avoid wearing overtly Middle Eastern head dress to the upcoming Mixed Weapons event.

6th Century Welsh Prince Colonizes North America

Eastman's: According to the March 24, 2003 issue of "Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter Online," Prince Madoc ap Meurig not only arrived in North America during the 6th century, but also set up colonies.

March 26th

Organizers Seek "Snappy Name" for Pennsic Food Drive

The organizers of a food drive at this year's Pennsic War are holding a contest to come up with a "snappy name" for the drive.