Serious Disaster Preparedness

Tech columnist Glenn Harlan Reynolds suggests that re-enactors, including SCA members, have an interest in older technology.

Exhibition of rare, original documents and books

Exhibition of 30 rare, original documents and books on loan from The Remnant Trust August 24-December 15, 2004, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.

New Baron and Baroness of Rowany Announced

Keridwen the Mouse, Baroness of Rowany in the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that Hrothgar aet Gytingbroce and Helene du Puy will be the next Baron and Baroness of Rowany.

Medieval Graves found in Oslo Old City

A Statsbygg (Directorate of Public Construction and Property) project to improve drainage around old Olavskirken (Olav's Church) led to a shallow ditch being dug along one wall, leading to the discovery of approximately 44 skeltons.

Pennsic XXXIII Photo Album Online

Lord Ossen Kollisvanr of Merkiborg in the Kingdom of Calontir has posted a large album of hundreds of photographs taken at Pennsic XXXIII.

7th Century Scottish Book Bag Found

The earliest example of a book bag has been found in Scotland.

SCA, Inc., responds to Schragger conviction

The SCA's Assistant VP for Media Relations has issued a public statement regarding the conviction of Ben the Steward (mka Benjamin Schragger) on charges of child molestation.

Anglo-Saxon Princess On Display

The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

SCA Outreach at Worldcon

The Barony of Carolingia will be sponsoring SCA events at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) on Labor Day weekend. All members of the SCA who are attending the convention are invited to participate.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August

THL Stefan has provided a list of updates to the Florilegium for August 2004.

"In Its Own Light": A Night-Owl's View of Pennsic War XXXIII

Master Rowan's photos capture the look of Pennsic after dark, "when the SCA atmosphere is at its most effective and beautiful."

Coopers Lake employee suffers fatal heart attack during Pennsic 33

Ray Selva, a permanent resident of Coopers Lake and a staff employee during War, died of a heart attack on August 20, 2004.

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.