Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-02-18 18:30
When he was a teenager, Sean McMillan witnessed armored combat in the SCA and said, "I want to fight like that." Now, twenty years later, he is doing exactly that. Bill Sheets of the Everett, Washington Herald caught up with McMillan and others from the Kingdom of An Tir at the recent Ursulmas Medieval Faire. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-02-17 14:27
Master Raven Mayne reports that several Known World events for the Society for Creative Anachronism have been scheduled for 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-02-17 07:10
The iconic Ogham stones of Ireland are being digitized in 3D using Artec Studio 9 software thanks to the partnership of The Discovery Programme and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. The stones, bearing the Irish Ogham alphabet, will now be available to view in 3D online. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-02-15 17:41
The National Library of Wales has announced that it has made the 13th century Book of Aneirin available online. The manuscript, scribed by monks onto animal skin, is regarded as one of the most important books in the Welsh language.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-02-15 10:22
Baron Khevron reports that Sir Kenric Maur was the victor of the January 2014 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. Kenric was inspired in His endeavor by Dagmar.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-02-14 16:23
Four years ago, the walls of 12th century Barnard Castle's came tumbling down, but no one has accepted the responsibility for their collapse. Now, with the help of a UK£50,000 grant, a structural survey of the Durham, England site has been scheduled.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-02-14 12:45
Margarita reports that Their Majesties Thorfinn and Violante of the Kingdom of the West have offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Thomas Sorngrim, called Two Bears. Thomas Sorngrim is a resident of the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by Sean-Patrick O'... on Fri, 2014-02-14 08:49
Gulf Wars 2014 will feature a variety of bardic activities, including competitions for adults and youth.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-02-13 15:54
Conway, Arkansas residents John and Marette Stiritz are now movie stars - or at least they have appeared in a film, one they helped fund. The couple recently traveled to Spokane, Washington for the filming of Knights of Badassdom, a movie about LARPing. Fred Petrucelli of the Log Cabin Democrat has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-02-13 11:16
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-02-12 15:38
KNOWN WORLD Jan 20, 2014 Thrown Weapons Edition - Estrella War Announcement Digest
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-02-12 13:01
Gulf Wars is in need of You and Your help! (You know that there is a War Point for Volunteering, right?) Yes, it’s true! There is! On top of that, there are some serious Bragging Rights for that War Point. Groups can earn $$ for their hours, too!
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2014-02-12 11:55
SCAtoday.net will be offline for up to an hour, beginning at approximately 18:00 U.S. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) today, for an upgrade of the site's virtual hardware. (UPDATE: Completed!)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-02-11 20:53
Plumbers fixing a leak in a building in the central Portugal city of Coimbra found something they were not expecting: several 600-year-old mikvahs, Jewish ritual baths.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-02-11 17:05
AElfwyn reports that Their Majesties Nigel and Adrielle of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have chosen to offer admittance into the Order of the Laurel to Jhone of Woodcote and Wilfred of Swefingham.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-02-11 14:33
Mississippi State University student of astronautics, Mary Kate Smith, loves space and the Middle Ages. A member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Smith is a self-proclaimed nerd and a participant in season 2 of TBS' King of the Nerds. Steve Rogers of WCBI has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-02-11 11:46
On January 18, 2014, the SCA Board of Directors began seeking commentary on a proposal to eliminate the official Office of the Chirurgeonate, and the associated changes to Corpora necessary to accomplish this action. This announcement can be found in its entirety online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-02-10 17:39
Lady Bethia, Acting Kingdom Sheriff for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that she will hold a Sheriff's Auction at the upcoming Estrella War XXX.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-02-10 13:17
Bianca della Vittoria reports that the A&S class schedule for the Estrella War XXX, complete with descriptions, is now available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-02-10 11:13
KNOWN WORLD Feb 4, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-02-10 00:42
In a feature article for Current Archaeology, Matthew Symonds discusses recent discoveries at Longforth Farm with Bob Davis of Wessex Archaeology. Longforth Farm is a huge medieval complex near Wellington, England. (photos, map)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-02-09 22:17
KNOWN WORLD Jan 13, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-02-08 15:17
In 1896, twin sisters Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson brought a collection of Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts from Egypt and deposited them at the United Reform Church's Westminster College in England. Recently Oxford and Cambridge Universities teamed to buy the collection at auction for UK£1.2m.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-02-08 10:57
In 1891, the British Museum acquired a lump of organic material found at a Viking burial site in Lilleberge, Norway. The material had metal pieces in it, but no one took the time to examine it further - until recently when Curator Barry Ager took a second look and ordered the material x-rayed. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-02-07 15:06
Gulf Wars approaches quickly! The following is a mash-up of two separate topics, both relating to Volunteer Point at Gulf War. This is similar information from years past, and we'll have new, exciting updates soon!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-02-07 10:52
Worried that your feline companion is underprotected? Behold! Leather armor fit for Bastet - or a Khajiit warrior - promoted on the Geekologie website and made and sold on Etsy by schnabuble. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-02-06 14:13
Alaxandair O'Conchobhair reports that he has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc Kingdom 12th Night 2014. The photos are available to view on his public Facebook page.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-02-06 01:18
The quintessential "princess hat" of the Middle Ages, the hennin, was inspired by the willow-withe and felt Boqta (Ku-Ku) of Mongolian Queens, according to a blog entry for Medieval PoC. The Mongolian hats could reach up to 7 feet in height and may have served to distinguish men from women at a distance.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-02-05 12:35
KNOWN WORLD Jan 14, 2014 Archery Edition - Estrella War Announcement Digest
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-02-04 19:16
African-American dialect has often been criticized for the use of words such as "ax" instead if "ask," but critics may want to check their Chaucer, who used "ax" in his writing. Shereen Marisol Meraji of All Things Considered has the audio story.