Archive

November 27th, 2002

York Archaeological Photos Online

The York Archaeological Trust for Excavation and Research Ltd. has provided a fantastic online resource for students of medieval history.

Catapult Stunt Kills Student

A student died Sunday in Bristol, England after being being flung 100 feet from a catapult.

November 26th

Pennsic 32 Online Preregistration Now Available

The web page to allow you to preregister for Pennsic 32 is now online, according to Fred Brezel of the Cooper's Lake staff.

Black Book of Carmarthen Online

The 13th century Black Book of Carmarthen, containing some of the earliest literature of Wales, will soon be available online.

Relic of St. Giles Discovered in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Evening News: What is believed to be an arm bone, and possibly a relic of St. Giles, has been discovered in the roof of St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Isabel is a Real Doll

The American Girl Company, long known for its American historical dolls, has added a line of "Girls of Many Lands" including an Elizabethan girl.

November 25th

"What Every Medievalist Should Know"

Scout Report: Scholars on every level will want to explore an online treasure trove chock full of SCA-useful material.

Sir Tristan von Eising Featured in Article on Fantasy in American Life

Time.com: As The Two Towers is about to be released, some news agencies have taken another look at the SCA.

Site Offers How-Tos for Medieval Scientific Instruments

A chemistry professor at Humboldt State University in California offers students of medieval science a chance to build replicas of scientific instruments.

They're At It Again

The Quarter: "At least it keeps us off the streets!" So reads one of the many randomly-inserted bits of slogan text at the bottom of a page on this month's issue of The Quarter. The advertisement for a certain well-known Norse deity's fighter school is just....wrong. Go see it, right away.

Drachenwald Royals Offer First Look at Celebration Site

Their Majesties Giles and EzaBella of Drachenwald invite gentles to have a look at the site for the June 2003 10th Year Drachenwald Celebration.

Photos from Lochac's November Crown Tourney

Held in the Barony of Innilgard, the second Crown tourney of the 17th and newest Kingdom of the Known World was a marvelous affair. Here are some photos from the event, accompanied by a slightly expanded text description of the Tourney.

November 23rd

Shire of Stan Wyrm to Support Toys for Tots

Aerie: The Shire of Stan Wyrm invites one and all to our annual Shire Arts and Science Competition and Toys for Tots Ransom Tournament on December 7th. The event will be held at the Donovan Park Hall in Great Falls, Montana.

November 22nd

Scribal Presentation at ValDay 2003

Middlebridge: For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Tom Amos, from Western Michigan University's rare book room, will be giving a presentation at St. Valentine's Day Massacre and Feast, February 8, 2003.

Brewers Will Meet in the East Kingdom

The annual Brewers University (Brew U) will take place January 4-5, 2003 in the Crown Province of Ostgardr.

Shire of Ildhafn to Become Barony

Their Majesties Guillaume and Felinah of Caid have presented a petition to the Society Seneschal requesting the elevation of the Shire of Ildhafn, in New Zealand, to Barony.

Noble Deeds Take Place at Border War

From the Incipient Canton of Torna in Kemi, Finland come reports of valor and grace at Border War held November 15-17, 2002.

Tent Rental for Lilies War

The Autocrats of Lilies War XVII have announced that tent reservations are now being taken.

Cricket's Excellent Adventure

From Calontir comes this report of the Ransom Event, held November 16, 2002 in the Shire of Dun Ard, through the eyes of Cricket, a member of the SouthWind Hall Pack.

November 21st

Estrella War Needs You!

Atenveldt: Every event, no matter what its size, depends upon the assistance of many, many people to make it work. Last year it took almost 6000 hours and 700 volunteers to make Estrella XVIII a success!

Physics Meets History in Solving Greenland Mystery

Europhysics News: An extensive article on Carbon-14 dating of the Norsemen in Greenland appears in the May/June 2002 issue of Europhysics News.

November 20th

Midrealm Pennsic 32 Royalty Profiled

This month's lead story is a profile of Their Royal Highnesses, Pieter van Doorn and Nan Astrid of York, who will be War King and War Queen of the Middle at Pennsic 32.

Georgian Monastery Discovered in Jerusalem

Independent Online: Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a 5th century Byzantine monastery linked to a group of Georgian monks.

Storytellers Gather for Tellabration

Tellabration, an annual worldwide storytelling event, will take place November 23, 2002.

Calontir to Have Kingdom License Plates

SCA members in Missouri will soon have the option to purchase Kingdom of Calontir license plates for their vehicles.

Soothsayers Sought in East Kingdom

Soothsayers of the East Kingdom who would like to be considered as active members of the East Kingdom Soothsayers' Guild should contact the Guild's Recordkeeper.

November 19th

Master William Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Honor of Restormel, the Society Chronicler, has announced the Master William Blackfox Award winners for A.S. 36. These awards are given for excellence in newsletter writing and publication within the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Caid Coronation Pictures Online

Images from the Coronation of Gerhart and Una are available on the Caid Kingdom website.

Great Valor Seen at Southern Crusades

From the Kingdom of Atenveldt comes news of great valor on the battlefield in a report by Duncan MacConnell.

Shire of Quintavia to Hold Regional Fighter Practice

The Orchard Hills Athletic Club in Lancaster, MA will be the site of a regional fighter practice on December 8, 2002.