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.

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.

Grizel's Pennsic War Photos

Grizel (of the Midrealm) has posted a photo album from Pennsic War 33.

Preserving Viking Site in Ireland

Calls have been made for an interpretive centre to be built near the site of a rural Viking settlement at Woodstown in Ireland.

Sterling Renaissance Festival Sold on eBay

One of the oldest Renaissance Faires in the United States, the Sterling Renaissance Festival, was up for bids recently on eBay.

Help Support the Troops/Challenge to Honor HE Friedrich von Konigsberg

Nineteen SCA groups in three kingdoms have joined forces to support the troops in the Middle East.

Myrtle Beach Online: Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Scottish Chapel

Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

Golden Mask Discovered in Bulgaria

A magnifcant 2,400 year old golden mask has been discovered in Shipka, Bulgaria, is thought to depict King Seutus III, a 5th century BC leader of the Thracians.

Medieval Graves Found in Berkshire

Archaeologists say they have found what they believe to be the biggest medieval burial ground, in Newbury, Berkshire, near the 16th Century Litten Chapel.

Bid to save manuscript for Britain

Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.

National Geographic: New Evidence of Atlantis Found in Spain and Ireland

New evidence from two different sources has placed the legendary Atlantis in either Spain or Ireland.

Shire of Rivenvale advances to full status

Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina of the Middle Kingdom have proclaimed Rivenvale to be a full-status Shire, as of Midrealm Court at Pennsic 33.

Pennsic Independent web edition for August 20

The Pennsic Independent web edition is available on the publication's web site.

Bones in Santa Maria cathedral, Seville not Columbus

Spanish authorities have conceded that the body interred at the Santa Maria cathederal in Seville, Spain are not those of famed explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Daily Quill: SCAdians Educate at Library Demo

West Plains Daily Quill (West Plains, Missouri) staff writer Kimberly Martin reports on a demo by members of the local SCA chapter.

Teen knight gets joust desserts

Michael Lewis, a 14-year-old from Taunton who has joined a jousting re-enactment company performing at a castle in Devon, may be the youngest person in Britain to perform in jousting displays.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 19

The August 19 issue of the Pennsic Independent web edition is now available from the publication's web site.

Siege of Leith Cannonball Found

A canonball, believed to have been fired during the Siege of Leith, has been found at a local construction site.

Missiles fly in backyard 'war'

The Manawatu Standard reports on a model siege engine competition held by a historical re-enactment society in New Zealand, in which all the entries were constructed entirely of popsicle sticks, and had to be under a foot high.

SCAdian's memorial moved after house fire

The memorial service for Margie Goforth, who passed away last week, was moved to a neighbor's house when her home was destroyed by fire.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 18

The Pennsic Independent web edition for August 18 is now available on the publication's web site.

Kingdom of Atenveldt Arts and Sciences Results

Lady Ianuk provides a summary of the recent A&S competition in Atenveldt, along with a link to a photo album.

"Lost" Medieval City Re-discovered in Wales

Monmouth Archaeological Society believes it may have discovered the location of `the lost city of Trellech. This 13th Century Welsh city suddenly disappeared, possibly in a devastating fire.

SCUM Wars 2: Taking a walk with Aelf

After many years and many battles, Aelf of King's Crossing is retiring from the field. His friends and neighbors in Caer Darth, the College of St. David, and the Province of Southern Shores are collaborating to give him an appropriate send-off.