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Drachenwald Coronets found in Calontir

Ye Sunne in Splendour offers a humorous look at recent...incidents...involving luggage, airports, and...well, you know what happens when luggage encounters an airport.

Fun with Bills of Mortality

For those interested in London's 16th century Bills of Mortality, but don't really want to do the research, comedian David Baddiel has the answer. The Bills are part of his 1997 comedy routine available on YouTube. PG-13 for Language.

Barony of Whiterun event showcases Nordic theme

Just in time for spring, an upcoming event in the Barony of Whiterun will feature Nordic-themed combat, arts and sciences, merchants, and especially archery.

Will the codpiece make a comeback?

Stephen Smith of the BBC News opines on one of our favorite accessories, on or off the battlefield.

The well-armored puss

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)

#Beow100

College students forced to read Beowulf be heartened! Welsh medievalist, Elaine Treharne, has brought social media to medieval Scandinavia with Beowulf in a Hundred Tweets. The work is available on her blog Text Technologies.

Ren faire nightmare

Fans of Game of Thrones may -- or may not -- want to take a look at Bad Lip Reading's parody of the HBO hit, Medieval Land Fun-Time World. The "trailer" is available online.

BBC's Horrible Histories: "Mary the First" music video

Lighten up your weekend with a bit of historical humor! The BBC presents an amusing (and yet educational) music video of the story of Mary Tudor.

Ten ways to know you'e getting "Middle Aged"

In a recent post on her Confessions of a Geek Queen, Diane Morrison, D&D player and SCA member, shares thoughts on being middle-aged in the Middle Ages.

Viking Veggies

Fans of Veggietales - or Vikings in general - will enjoy a look at the video We Married Vikings from Lyle the Kindly Viking. The short video is available on YouTube.

Battle of Bloodstock

Now this from the InterTubes... Battle of the Nations fighters in full armor battle each other - in bumper cars. Let's face it, you wish it were you!

Medicine: From Galen to Saturday Night Live

In an article for the website Inside Higher Ed, Scott McLemee looks at the contributions of Roman physician Galen, upon whose work most medieval medicine was based. The writer begins his story with a look at Steve Martin's portrayal of medieval doctor Theodoric of York on Saturday Night Live. (video)

In Trimaris, "it's about honor"

Miami New Times reporter Kyle Swenson took the opportunity to hang out "with about 500 Trimarians in ornate medieval tunics" over Memorial Day to see what medieval re-enactment was all about. What did he find? "It's about honor." The feature-length article includes photos. PG-13

The valor and villainy of Shakespeare's Star Wars

"'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything," reads the description for Ian Doescher's new Shakespearean parody, William Shakespeare's Star Wars.

Cheezburger network to take over SCAtoday.net

Yes, you can haz mediebel storiez!!1!

New SCA canton founded beneath car park

Following the highly publicized discovery of King Richard III underneath a Leicestershire parking lot, and the subsequent discovery of a knight's grave below a parking lot in Edinburgh, a new SCA group is forming underneath the park'n'ride near the Long Island Expressway in Melville, New York.

Masterwork Project: Building a Period Computing Device from Scratch

Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.

"The Games Maestro" comes to YouTube

Craig Wood stars as The Games Maestro (The GM) in an online, musical series following the adventures of a D&D dungeon-master. The hilarious series has now been funded. The pilot is online, with future episodes coming soon.

xkcd: Drop Those Pounds

The online comic xkcd offers advice for "dropping pounds" in a recent cartoon.

Cracking the myths of the Middle Ages

In an article on Cracked.com, Steve Kolenberg sets the world straight on 6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes including the "Dark" Ages, everything was filthy, and knights were chivalrous.

I say, is that a sword you're carrying...

Fans of rapier combat and regency romance will appreciate a short film by Leo Burton. The Duel At Blood Creek is the winner of several short film awards. [OOP and PG13]

Star Wars illuminated

Fandom meets fantastic when artist Chey Chao used medieval illumination techniques to tell the story of Star Wars. The illuminations were created for a school project.

Denny's to offer Hobbit menu

In an effort to capitalize on the release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Denny's restaurant will offer a promotional menu tie-in. The menu announces the new cuisine with "Welcome to Middle-Earth's Diner."

Air New Zealand: the airline of Middle Earth

The folks at Air New Zealand prove their connection to Middle Earth and their sense of humor in a new safety video created to coincide with the release of the film The Hobbit.

Legos retell the Battle of Maldon

The happy combination of history and Legos returns with The Battle of Maldon, an animated version of the 10th century battle between Earl Byrhtnoth and Viking raiders. The film was created by David Waugh for DTG Productions.

Caveat emptor!

The online comic XKCD offers wise words of advice in a recent strip for those seeking to buy swords from merchants.

Trampolarchery - really?

Do not try this at home, kiddies! Let Polly and Ryan (AKA Tristram) show you how it's done with the new non-Olympic sport of Trampolarchery.

O Fortuna: What you think you heard

OK, it isn't period to the Middle Ages, but we all love O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, right? It's the soundtrack from Excalibur, after all. But do you know the lyrics? Or only think you do...

Sinister Developments in Drachenwald: Leftist Conspiracy?

Reporters working for a Drachenwald publication, ye Sunne in Splendour, have uncovered evidence of a Leftist Power Grab in Drachenwald.

The prize for creative use of toilet paper goes to Nina Katchadourian

Attention SCAdian: Bored on long flights? Perhaps you should entertain yourself with some creative headgear construction as demonstrated by non-SCA member Nina Katchadourian. (photos)