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, 2007-09-21 05:23
A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 13:06
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has issued an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors regarding insurance coverage affected by two civil lawsuits against the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 06:44
Duke Sir Tjorkill of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that early in September, his shed was broken into and several valuable possesions, including boots and a sword were stolen. This story has a happy ending thanks to the diligence of some SCA members.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-10 10:11
A web page blending modern-ish mathematics with period writing systems will amuse the technically-inclined among us: the Birkana Coded Decimal Slide Rule.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 11:42
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that actor Rainn Wilson of The Office fame will co-write the script for a movie with fellow actor Matt Ross based on Renaissance faires.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 07:00
Sir Brand deux-Leons of the Kingdom of An Tir offers an update on his quest to raise funds in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-26 12:52
For the SCAdian or handyman who just wants to look cool: Duct tape bandages!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-21 15:09
On August 1, 2007, the home of Blair and Yvonne Wettlaufer, known in the SCA as Baron Brand Thorwaldsson and Baroness Briana, was destroyed by fire. While their Excellencies, their children and the family dog escaped unharmed, the house was reduced to ashes.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 16:12
Shana Worthen has created an alphabetical listing of Medievalist weblogs including a short description and frequency of medieval topics discussed.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-13 08:24
DK Eyewitness publishers allows visitors to "join the Roman Army" and create a Roman centurian to do their fighting for them.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-05 07:54
Love jousting but can't afford a horse? Maybe the answer is Think Geek's R/C Jousting Knights, a pair of little guys on wheels whose goal is to knock each other off their horses.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-26 11:01
Sir Master Brand deux-Leons of the Kingdom of An Tir has announced the results of the "Buy-a-Life Tourney" in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at the recent West-An Tir War, and issues a challenge to continue support for the LLS.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-21 13:08
"Pick up your ice-cream sticks, send them to me and I will put them to use," said stuntman Robert McDonald to kids on a radio show. What he built from the 15 million sticks was a 15-metre Viking ship.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-15 08:20
In an article for The Chronicle, John Gravois discusses his recent attendance at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, and looks at the connection between medieval scholars, reenactors and gamers.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-07-12 13:47
James Rosse II, known in the SCA as Lord James "Hawk" Galloway, has been named 2007 EMS Provider of the Year by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, in honor of his rescue of a child trapped in debris after a house explosion and fire.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-07 10:21
The Mongolian Naadam Festival will take place July 14, 2007 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The event will feature archery, wrestling and a folk concert.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-27 10:14
A team of international technology experts has created the world's biggest computer simulation, a model of the city of Rome at the time of the Emperor Constantine.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-26 06:14
Dafydd mac Donald and Ayllyth report the theft of their trailer containing SCA gear on June 18, 2007 from Pt. Loma, California.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-25 17:46
A dream gift for some SCAdians would be a game that combines Vikings, Legos and chess. The dream has come true with the Lego Vikings Chess set.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-22 21:31
Science Daily reports that the Tower of London may soon be affected by changes in air pollution regulations that have decreased the amount of sulfur dioxide in the air. The sulfur keeps organisms from growing and darkening the Tower's stonework.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-14 07:17
14-year-old Colin Taylor, a member of the Kingdom of Terre Nueve (Adrian Empire) reenactment group, is the subject of a documentary film by Destin Cretton. The film, Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey was made for $200 and will debut on HBO June 17, 2007
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Tue, 2007-06-12 15:25
Sandwiched in between the Star Wars Odyssey Tour and a Star Trek convention is the Pennsic War, #5 in the list of the 15 best geek vacations.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-10 10:26
Good news for Harry Potter fans! Even though the seventh and final book is due in July, fans will still be able to revel in their Harry Potter world through the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-09 16:13
They're back! This year's entries in the Stuck at the Prom duct tape prom-wear contest are now online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-07 14:11
Brian Thompson has announced that a number of people in armor are needed as extras for a music video to be shot in the Calistoga, California area the weekend of June 16 and 17, 2007. The band Killswitch Engage is to play a cover version of Dio's "Holy Diver."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-06 09:45
June 9, 2007 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day, an opportunity to gather with other knitters and show what you can do!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-05 09:43
A day of dueling knights in armor, medieval dancing and games was in store recently as members of the Shire of Greyhope visited Hebron (Indiana) Middle School. James D. Wolf of the Post-Tribune had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 06:25
THL Francesca di Onorati reviews Damsels in Distress by Joan Hess, the latest book in the Claire Malloy series. This one deals with ARSE (the Association for Renaissance Scholarship and Enlightenment), a fictional reenactment group.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-03 16:46
House plans for people who have everything, or at least for dreamers! Ultra Luxury Custom Homes, Villas and Estates by design offers a catalog of castles and mansions. (drawings)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-01 18:12
Understanding what life was like in the historic past will take a giant step soon with the introduction of by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to combine 3-D computer technology with the latest historical evidence. The result: a virtual walk-around of historic buildings.