Society Treasurer Explains Need for Non-Member Surcharge

The $3.00 Non-Member Surcharge (or Member Discount) which has been levied on non-SCA members at events has caused a great deal of discussion. Master Tirloch of Tallaght, the Society Treasurer, explains why it was necessary.

Great Court Removed from Pennsic War Schedule

Great Court, long a tradition at the Pennsic War, has been removed from the schedule, according to Baron Devon, Mayor of Pennsic 32.

Shire of Two Seas to Advance to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Two Seas will advance to Full Status at St. Mathieu's Tournament.

Pennsic Schedules Posted

Several of the schedules for the Pennsic War XXXII have now been posted on the Pennsic website.

New Harry Potter Book Scheduled for June Release

Coming Soon!: It was announced today that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling, will be released June 21, 2003.

"Regent" Title Clarified in East Kingdom

His Majesty, Andreas, King of the East, has announced that the term "Regent" will not be the title used for Baron Dietrich von Ulm.

Fifth Century BCE Thracian Aristocrat Received Rich Burial

Novinite.com: Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered the burial site of a wealthy Thracian member of the Cult of Orpheus.

Ancient Artifacts Found at Irish Construction Site

4NI: Excavation on the Toome Bypass in Northern Ireland has unearthed archaeological finds from 7,000 BCE through the 19th century.

Members of Legio IX Hispana Deploying to Active Duty

Several members of Legio IX Hispana, an SCA-wide Roman re-enactment household headquartered in Caid, have been called to active duty by the US Marine Corps.

Newswire Celebrates Ten Thousandth Story Read

SCAtoday.net's newswire reached a statistical milestone today, with our ten thousandth read of a news story.

East Kingdom Twelfth Night Bids Farewell to His Majesty

In a touching moment at East Kingdom Twelfth Night, attendees bid farewell to their King.

East Kingdom Names Regent

His Majesty, Andreas, of the East Kingdom, who is stepping down to serve the United States Armed Forces, has named a Regent.

Royal Archery Champion Sends Call to Midrealm Archers

Grey Oddsson, Middle Kingdom Royal Archery Champion has pledged his support to defend the Kingdom and calls for other archers to do the same.

Two SCAdians Injured in Auto Accident

Lady Gisela vom Kruezenbach and Master Thorgrim Steinarsonn were injured in a head-on collision Saturday, north of Allentown, PA while driving to East Kingdom 12th Night.

Youth Marshals to be Trained in AEthelmearc

Baron Daniel Lightfoot, Chancellor of the Youth Martial Academy of Aethelmearc, has put out a call for Youth Marshal trainees.

William Shakespeare's "The Tragedie of Frodo Baggins" Online

Shakespearean scholars will want to study a lost work of the great master, "The Tragedie of Frodo Baggins."

Book of Kings and Queens of Drachenwald Nears Completion

Baron Gorlan of the Red Lands has announced that the task of updating the Book of Kings and Queens of Drachenwald is almost complete.

His Majesty of the East, Andreas, Called to Active Duty

In an announcement Saturday, January 11, 2003, His Majesty Andreas of the East reported that he has been called to active duty and will be stepping down as King.

Tolkien Translation of Beowulf Found

Wheaton College professor Michael Drout discovered 2000 pages of handwritten material by J.R.R. Tolkien in a box of papers at Oxford's Bodleian Library.

Medieval Welsh Ship May Have Made Trans-Atlantic Crossing

A 15th century ship discovered in South Wales in June, 2002, may have crossed the Atlantic.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Available Online

Three years' worth of Byzantine, Pre-Colombian and lanscape architecture research is available online at Dumbarton Oaks.

Roman Wine Makes a Comeback in France

International Herald Tribune: French vineyard owner, Herve Durand, will be selling wine long past its time when he reopens an 1800-year-old Roman winery.

Scots Name Top Ten Treasures

Scotsman.com: Dissatisfied with a list of Britain's Top Ten Treasures that included only one from Scotland, two archaeologists have compiled their own list.

Watch on Rhine

Dutch Archaeologists have announced the discovery of the remains of a series of Roman watchtowers along the Rhine River.

Kingdom of Acre to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Lady Meropi of the Kingdom of Acre extends an invitation to celebrate St. Valentine's Day at an event.

New E-Mail List for SCA-Related Merchants

SCAtoday.net is pleased to announce a new e-mail list for SCA-related merchants to post commercial announcements.

Kingdom of Meridies Celebrates 25 years

Populace makes ready for super-sized spring event.

"King of the Mountain" Cancelled

East Kingdom List: Due to the sudden loss of the event site, King of the Mountain, to be held January 18, 2003 in Johnson, VT has been cancelled.

Castle Restoration: Ideal SCA Summer Vacation

La Sabranenque restoration projects in France and Italy allow volunteers to help with the preservation of period rural architecture in southern France.

Tolkien Purists Enraged by New Character (satire)

BBSpot: Peter Jackson has announced the addition of a new character in "Return of the King," - Jar-Jaromir.