Kingdoms to Compete for Pennsic "Honor Point"

The Kingdom of AEthelmearc is sponsoring an unoffical "Honor Point" at the Pennsic War to honor the kingdom with the most volunteers.

Photos from the Recent Production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" Now Online

Players from the Barony of Carolingia in the East Kingdom recently resented a production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." View the results online.

Athena's Thimble, Embroidery Guild to Offer Consultation Tent

Members of Athena's Thimble, the East Kingdom Embroidery Guild, will be available for consultation at the East Kingdom Crown Tournament May 3, 2003 in Dillsburg, PA.

Harry Potter Honored for Helping to Save British Tourist Industry

Guardian Unlimited: British Culture Minister Kim Howells recently honored the Harry Potter books and movies for bringing British tourism back from the disastrous Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic.

A Short Report from the Rowany Festival in Lochac

Wind and dust could not deter the stagwart subjects of the Kingdom of Lochac from enjoying the annual Rowany Festival held mid-April 2003. This is a short report from Lord Miles de Colwell. Launched is up and running. It is a web site designed to be a resource for women fighters in the SCA. Come check it out.

Barter System Alive and Well in the SCA

SCA members who would like to barter for goods and services may want to investigate the SCA Barter Listserve.

Cancer Linked to Viking Genes

Guardian Unlimited: Vikings immigrating to Scotland 1,000 years ago may have brought cancer genes with them

Free web hosting for SCA-related groups

New website offers free "geocities" style hosting for SCA-related groups and individuals.

AEthelmearc Theater to Present Drumming Workshop

On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, PA will present an African drumming workshop with master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor.

13th Century Paintings Discovered in English Church Conservation work in a London church has uncovered 13th century wall paintings depicting Mary Magdalene.

Size of Massive Avebury "Monster" Larger than Expected

Ground-penetrating radar has been used to determine the size of one of the Avebury megaliths.

Byzantine Gold in Scandinavia the Topic of Research Paper

A research paper entitled "Post festum. Solid gold among the Swedes from the end of the Migration Period solidi import to the beginning of the Viking raids" was read at this year's Medieval Academy of America in Minneapolis, 12 April 2003.

Online Publications List Offers Wealth of Research Material on SCA-Related Topics

An annotated list of publications of interest to SCA members is available online.

Medieval Chapel and Graveyard Discovered in Norwick

Shetland Times: Archaeologists are investigating what may well be the remains of a medieval chapel and Norse graveyard unearthed during the extension of a modern cemetery.

Hadrian's Wall Walking Path

Guardian Unlimited: The 84-mile-long restored Hadrian's Wall is now the world's most expensive walking path, costing

Dragon's Head Still a Mystery in Lincoln

Lincolnshire Echo: An 850-year-old stone dragon's head has been discovered beneath a car showroom in Lincoln, England.

Falcons Used to Control NYC Park Pigeons

Falconer Thomas Cullen is using hawks to control the pigeon problem in New York's Bryant Park.

13th Century Love Token Discovered by Retired Secretary

A 13th century gold brooch was discovered recently by Adina Parnell, a retired school secretary in Devon, England.

Text for the Ducal Scroll for Andreas Online

Duke Andreas of the East Kingdom was awarded his ducal scroll while serving in the military in the Middle East. The text of the scroll is online.

British TV Team Excavates Roman Villa

Evening Star: Time Team, a British television program dealing with archaeological projects, is digging up a Roman villa in the Castle Hill area of Suffolk.

SCAdian POW Rescued from Captivity in Iraq

According to his bio, Sgt. James Riley is "a science fiction buff" and is making himself a chainmail hauberk. But most important of all is that he is now safely released from Iraqi captors.

East Kingdom Royals to Select A&S Champions

The East Kingdom A&S Challenge will take place May 24-25, 2003 at War of the Roses in the Barony of Concordia where the Kingdom A&S Champions will be chosen.

Medieval and SCA Archery Sources

Aoife shares annotated links pertaining to medieval archery, including many SCA-related sites, Archery periodicals and sites for archery groups.

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present Manuscript Exhibit

This fall, the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present "Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance."

"Pennsic Harvest for Hunger" Chosen as Name for Food Drive

Lady Elizabet Marshall has announced the winner of the contest to choose a name for the Pennsic Food Drive.

Incandescent Replacement Units of SCA Concern

How many SCAdians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley Becomes Peer

At East Kingdom Court, Baroness Katherine Jade of Bayley was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

News Reporter Takes "A Step Back" in Calontir

Springfield News-Leader: The April 15, 2003 issue of the Springfield News-Leader contains a story by Sherrie Voss Matthews called "A Step Back," which covers Calontir's recent Coronation.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica Online

An annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions of Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica is online at Northwestern University