Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 09:04
Out of our time period, but a sad commentary on the financial crisis in the United States: Delaware County's Darby Free Library (Pennsylvania) is one of eleven libraries destined to close their doors due to lack of funding. The library "is believed to be the oldest continuously operating public library in America."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-16 13:22
Does your morning repast need a little more excitement? Perhaps you should consider Ivo Vos's Trebuchet Toaster which will launch "the finished product to your plate."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-08 13:17
A fall 2008 Civil War re-enactment in Virginia went terribly wrong when a Yankee cavalryman from New York was shot and wounded by a .44-caliber ball from an 1860 Army Colt pistol.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-01 14:01
Lady Jelena Alexejevna reports that actors are needed to participate in a Highlander fan film to film this summer in Trier, Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-26 08:25
SCAdians: Thinking of cutting your long hair? If you plan to cut 10 inches or more of your hair, consider donating it to Locks of Love, a "public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis."
Submitted by trbrown on Sat, 2009-01-17 09:54
The hapless freecreditreport.com guys are reduced to playing at a renaissance faire in their latest commercial, which can be viewed online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 16:31
Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? How about a teddy bear for your sweetie, armored in chainmail? (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-08 11:39
According to the Discovery Channel's website, the episode of Wreckreation Nation featuring Dagorhir is scheduled for January 20, 2009.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-01-06 08:23
Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has forwarded an announcement from the Board of Directors regarding requests-for-comment on a proposed change to Corpora related to membership requirements for competitors and consorts in Crown Tournaments.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 11:51
UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has created a Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts to provide "a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web."
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2009-01-05 11:42
The castles and stately homes of Scotland have an ongoing need for joiners and plumbers and the like who are trained in modern and historical arts and trades. A new program seeks to train people in the necessary skills with an apprenticeship.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-30 15:35
The premiere episode of the Discovery Channel's Wreckreation Nation will feature an epic Battle of Badon Hill as created by Dagorhir in Somerset, Pennsylvania. The first show will air January 6, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. est.
Submitted by Havoise de Rohan on Tue, 2008-12-30 12:50
It is with the very greatest sadness that we note the unexpected passing of David of Moffat. He died on Sunday, December 21, 2008 of complications of diabetes at the much-too-tender age of 45, and by his long-known request there will be no memorial service.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-29 19:05
Puck Curtis of the West Kingdom shares photos on his blog from his final exam given by the Fencing Master’s Program at San Jose State University on December 13, 2008. This will be the last year that the exam will be given at San Jose State University.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-19 12:00
Fans of the cancelled HBO series Rome may have something to celebrate. Producer Bruno Heller would like to "produce a theatrical wrap-up" to the series.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-12 10:15
Paganus Grimlove reports that a trailer containing SCA gear, tents and merchant gear owned by Lady Mercy of the Healing Hands was stolen recently in Ontario, California.
Submitted by medievalventures on Tue, 2008-12-09 16:12
Medieval Ventures is an all medieval auction site were one can buy and sell items without the high fees and unfocused searches of eBay™. It's free to sign up and free to list items for sale.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 12:24
Planning a large feast - or even a large meal? The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has a free downloadable brochure (PDF format) available.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 08:57
The geniuses behind Google Earth have taken on a new project: the mapping of ancient Rome. Now visitors to the website can take a virtual 3D tour of the ancient city including such buildings as the Forum and the Colosseum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-01 08:46
Fantasy meets reality online as the Pennsic road system can now be tracked on Google Maps!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 16:22
Sir Rhydderch has created a Yahoo discussion group dealing with his favorite things: medieval and fantasy based games, toys, TV shows, and movies. The forum is called Modern Medieval and Fantasy Madness.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 09:43
Classical scholars in Great Britain are appalled by the recent decision by some local councils to ban the use of Latin words and phrases from official documents. The bureaucrats say that Latin is no longer widely understood.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-28 19:23
Kubb, "a modern imitation of an old Viking game," is a combination of chess, horseshoes and bowling. It was also the focus of the October 26 Kubb 2008 Championship of the Carolinas in Salisbury, NC. Brent Johnson of the Salisbury Post was there to catch the action.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-11-21 15:53
A new Yahoogroups discussion forum has been created to help teachers in the SCA find resources.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-17 13:50
The comedy film Role Models features a young man who engages in medieval fantasy role-playing - played for laughs in this "horny man-child comedy for the overgrown banana peel crowd." But, according to Gina Carbone of Seacoast Online, "The film's major battle is as pumped as any butt-kicking in “The Lord of the Rings” with way better death scenes."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-15 08:34
Nan Hawthorne invites readers to visit theTales from the Shield-Wall Books website and vote for the five best historical fiction blogs.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-11-12 12:09
Iosef Braun reports that archery gear owned by William of Teufelberg was stolen from his vehicle in Concord, California October 26, 2008. He asks that the SCA community be on the lookout for the equipment.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-11 15:07
Dagonell reports that St. Gerard's Church in Buffalo, New York, former site of AEthelmearc's popular Return of the Ice Dragon event, will be moved to Norcross, Georgia (USA).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-11-05 21:41
Advance orders are now being taken for a DVD of the 21st Anniversary Concert of the celebrated Scottish folk group the Corries. The concert was recorded by the BBC in 1981.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 18:46
Drunken youths are being blamed for the wave of vandalism targeting Britain's historic buildings. More than 170 incidents involving castles, monasteries and stately homes, have been recorded during the past year.