Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2008-03-19 11:47
Famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke has died on March 18 at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 90. Best-known for his work 2001: A Space Odyssey, his work on communications satellites also helped change the world.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-11 17:55
Without uttering a single word, the rock group Built to Spill captures the drama and reality of the modern medieval life in a video on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-10 07:44
American millionaire businessman Donald Trump is being investigated for his plan to use the Trump heraldry to promote his golf resort in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2008-03-08 17:51
Rosslyn Chapel, the 15th century C.E. Scottish church featured in The Da Vinci Code, reports a UK£1.35m budget surplus due to the stream of visitors who came to see the building depicted in the book and film.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 18:14
Jeff Morton reports that the Pennsic War has been captured by the cartographers of Google Satellite Maps.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2008-03-04 16:37
For many in the SCA and other Middle Ages living history organizations, the first introduction to acting the part of someone from a medieval culture was a game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of D&D more than 30 years ago, died today after several years of declining health.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 20:05
Moderate drinkers at Pennsic take heart. The end of Pennsylvania's beer "case law," which requires purchase of an entire case of beer at a time, may be at hand.
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2008-02-18 19:12
The University of St Andrews in Scotland is opening a new interdisciplinary center for Medieval Studies that is one of the largest such centers.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-18 10:46
A plan to regulate antique firearms in New York City may have repercussions for re-enactors and museums who use black powder weapons. If passed, owners of these weapons would be required to submit to the same licensing rules as for other firearms.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:05
The Snickers road trip guys are at it again - this time with Henry VIII - munching away on a Snickers bar accompanied by "Greensleeves." Watch the video on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-02-07 13:01
Apparently to avoid building inspections and zoning laws, Robert Fidler, a farmer in Surrey, England, built and lived in a complete mock-Tudor house and concealed the structure behind hay bales.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-04 20:45
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano reports that new photo radar has been deployed on Arizona highways with the hope that speeding fines will help the state's budget shortfall.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-02-03 22:50
Sir Brand of reports that the sports editor of the University of Washington Daily has produced a 2-minute video chronicling the An Tir knight's challenge to climb 5,000 stairs in 2 hours to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-02-03 19:36
The modern meets the medieval when some bored engineers from Harcos, Inc. decided to turn an industrial robot into a catapult capable of bashing a car with a bowling ball 80 feet away.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-02 20:23
United States Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has announced the Department's intention to change requirements for crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada. American and Canadian citizens will no longer be allowed to just declare their citizenship.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-02-01 08:18
Following a brawl at a party, a South Lake Tahoe teenager was arrested for allegedly attacking another person with a mace.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-30 15:06
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Professor Judith Hallett of the University of Maryland, looks at how love was expressed in ancient Rome.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2008-01-29 12:18
The SCA Inc. Board of Directors is seeking member comments on a proposed change to Corpora related to translation of SCA official documents into non-English languages. (UPDATED)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2008-01-26 14:56
The contemporary celebration marks 550 years since the celebrated Hungarian King Matthias brought Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists to Hungary and contributed to the development of humanist ideas in greater Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-24 09:17
Sir Brand deux Leonsand Mistress Cymbric of the Isles report on the progress of the Leukemia/Lymphoma benefit tourney at the Kingdom of An Tir's 12th Night Coronation.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 13:32
The plague, which once devastated the population of Europe, is on the rise again, according to experts. Around 100-200 cases are reported annually, but the disease is cropping up in new locations.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-21 19:38
Margrethe Astrid Ravn reports that DunDraCon, a gaming convention that runs from February 15-18, 2008 in San Ramon, California, is looking for SCA members to serve as experts and offer demos.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 15:09
Amaze your friends! Learn how to open a champagne bottle with a sword! No kidding, WikiHow has the instructions.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 11:22
Nick Owchar of the Vancouver Sun offers a review of the new novel by Nicola Barker, Darkmans, which tells the story of "a long-dead king's jester, a precocious child and the debris of history that keeps floating to the surface."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-12 14:19
David Howe of Frederick, Maryland was recently crowned king of the Isle of Man, a fact that might be surprising to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England. Howe, who became King David of Mann in March, 2007, has filed a claim for the island with the British government.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-04 13:01
The Society for Creative Anachronism Office Complex will be without power on 1/4/08 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (P.S.T.) The fax machine and telephones will not be operational during that time.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-03 14:10
Cardinal Wolsey, Humble Servant of King Henry, shares his "musings on Tudor history, medieval history, early-modern history and anything else that takes his fancy" on his blog.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-12-26 10:40
Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has made a brief announcement concerning the implementation of background checks for certain officials of the organization.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 19:02
The Swedish military has altered the symbol of the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms, an intact heraldic lion, after protest from female soldiers.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-21 12:37
New research states that a pint of Guinness a day "may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks," according to an article in the BBC.