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 Sat, 2008-11-01 15:52
A new virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City allows visitors to step into the silk slippers of an imperial eunuch for a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the cultural treasure.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-22 11:13
Their Graces, Duke Sir Kane and Ilissa invite the Known World to their annual party, the SCA / Sci-Fi convention, ShadowCon XIII!
Come join us for a winter weekend indoors! There will be fencing, heavy weapons and tourneys. There will be gaming, D&D, Vampire LARP, computer gaming, board games, an International game room, Merchants Masquerade (Historical, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy), Hall costume contest, Belly Dance lessons, Friday night dance with a DJ, Saturday night Haffla (Belly dance party), Kane's Auction of the Strange and Unusual, and MORE.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-22 09:15
The government of India has recognized that, as a crop, rattan can provide people living in poverty "with a sustainable way out of poverty, a stable source of income for growing range of micro, small and medium sized enterprises." An article on their website lists the SCA as a consumer of the crop.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-20 14:38
A photo of armored combat was used in the October 10 online edition of the Brisbane (Australia) Times to make a legal point. According to the lead line in the article, "Queenslanders can now challenge one another to duels but face jail for leaving their children unsupervised."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-19 16:00
Latin, the language once considered dead and buried, is finding new life in New York's suburbs where middle school students hope to increase test scores, or read Harry Potter's Latin spells by studying the language.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-14 17:54
Don Shamino, known in the modern world as Richard Garriott, became the first SCA member to travel into space October 12, 2008 when he blasted off in a Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft. The 47-year-old multimillionaire from Austin, Texas paid US$30 million to spend time on the International Space Station.
Submitted by Kottr on Thu, 2008-10-09 13:09
"So You Think You Can Dance Canada" is a dance reality show and competition that airs on CTV. Izzac Smith, aka Cyrus of Wolfpack, is has made the top 20 for the show. His next big vote comes up on October 9th.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-08 07:12
Wired Magazine's GeekDad blog features a "Top Ten Complaints of the Geek's Wife" list supposedly written by the long-suffering female spouse of a game-playing, technology-loving, SCA member.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-02 18:23
John Granger believes there is so much more to the Harry Potter universe than magic potions. He shares his thoughts through a series of books and lectures which, he hopes, "disclose the underlying symbolism hidden in the so-called 'children’s stories.'"
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-29 07:29
Opponents of 35-year-old single mom Amber Martin for a City Council seat may want to think twice. This lady puts on armor and fights with a rapier.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-24 11:02
The Red Scarf Project, sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America, is taking donations of handmade knitted and crocheted red scarves to include in Valentine's Day care packages for foster youth.
Submitted by Kottr on Tue, 2008-09-23 07:35
Recently SCAtoday.net reported about the the book American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent. Now a full excerpt about the author's adventures to a Caidan Coronation in the Barony of Dun Or and Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-20 11:55
Visitors to the Kingdom of Northshield might want to plan a visit to the Viking Inn, "Central Minnesota 's Nordic Inn Medieval Brew and Bed."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-09-19 07:43
Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has released the organization's official announcement of the new corporate web site.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2008-09-14 18:25
The main corporate web site of the SCA Inc. went "live" this weekend with a significant redesign of the site's cosmetics and organization.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-01 11:32
The Duck Tape Club is sponsoring the Stick or Treat Halloween Costume Contest™ now through October 10, 2008. Participants are encouraged to create their own Halloween costumes using Duck Tape.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-28 21:03
The Codex Sinaiticus, a 1,600-year-old version of Bible, has been digitized and is being made available online. The manuscript is one of the oldest versions of the Bible.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-08-25 11:18
Richard Garriott, known in the Kingdom of Ansteorra as Don Shamino, will become the next space tourist when he blasts off in the fall of 2008 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a 10-day stay on the International Space Station.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-23 17:49
700 years after the Knights Templar were eradicated by the Catholic Church, the Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has launched a court case in Spain demanding that the Church exonerate the Order and return assets worth EU€100bn.
Submitted by Aldyet on Thu, 2008-08-21 13:34
SCA Soldiers is a volunteer-led group providing aid, comfort, and contact to the men and women serving in their countries armed forces.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-21 09:05
A romantic comedy set in the world of Viking re-enactment? It's true. The film is Faintheart and it's scheduled for release in the UK in September 2008. View a trailer online.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2008-08-20 18:11
Nils Olav, a king penguin residing at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, was knighted by the King of Norway for his long service to the military.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-12 11:27
Modern spiritual seekers are finding value in a medieval pilgrimage. Spain's 500-mile-long El Camino de Santiago gives participants plenty of time to meditate. Jillian Mueller of the Christian Science Monitor chronicles her journey.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-11 10:31
Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, Pennsicwar.org webmaster, reports that last year's Pennsylvania firewood quarantine is still in effect.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-07 10:25
Once considered awkward and socially incompetent, nerds have become more acceptable, although not completely integrated into polite society. This is the premise of American Nerd, a new book by Benjamin Nugent, who includes gamers and SCA members in his list of nerds.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2008-07-03 17:03
Although technically not period for SCA, the Simondale House in rural Wales is an environmentally-friendly, family-built home that uses mostly period materials and would fit right into many SCA folks' dreams of the perfect dwelling.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2008-07-01 07:35
HRM Elizabeth II, Queen of England, has stripped Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, of his knighthood in a move to protest the human rights abuses in his country.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2008-06-24 14:38
The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning August 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-11 08:41
All over the world, knitters will come together to promote their craft on June 14, 2008!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-10 11:17
Moira O'Connor and Aine ingen Fhinn report that the van stolen recently with most of their SCA gear inside has been recovered, although much of the gear has not.