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 Wed, 2007-05-09 08:08
Take a bunch of Harry Potter fans, add some local SCA members, a few Monty Python Society afficionatos and, for good measure, throw in belly dancers and what do you get? A recipe for an entertaining evening as students of Penn State University found out recently during Red Nose Day. Leslie Finlay has the story.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2007-05-04 15:12
Parody web site The Onion reports that, weary of sitting in business suits around a conference table, Prince William of England met and bested Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in honourable jousting combat.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-05-02 11:29
Peter A. Renzetti, AKA "The Unknown Blacksmith" and owner of Arden Forge, is retiring. His shop and all of its contents go on the auction block in mid-May in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2007-05-01 10:21
Vandals in Britain attacked and damaged a reconstructed Viking longhouse used by schoolchildren to study medieval culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-28 10:04
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that Duke Martin the Temperate and Earl Kipp Silverlock of the Kingdom of Caid are setting out May 1, 2007 on a cross-country bicycle trek.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2007-04-28 07:21
Hal Simon, the Chairman of the SCA Board of Directors, and Patrick Anderson, SCA President, have issued this announcement concerning pending litigation against the SCA.
Submitted by Antonio on Fri, 2007-04-27 10:38
Tom Moldvay, one of the designers of the popular Dungeons and Dragons™ role-playing game, passed away earlier this week. Many people have been led to the SCA by previous experience in D&D.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-26 20:38
Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, SCA librarian extraordinaire, challenges SCAdians everywhere to aid and promote one of the Society's best resources: the local library.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-22 13:04
In an essay for Britain's Independent, Ian Herbert considers some of the country's forgotten battlefields and how historians should fight for their protection.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-20 19:09
Ivonne Janssens and Daniel Grandjean are modern people who live parttime in a medieval world. The Belgian husband and wife have convinced the city fathers of Aarschot to allow them to inhabit the 700-year-old Sint-Rochus tower as a 14th century duchess and her mercenary husband.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-04-15 16:44
Several Society-level officers have issued a joint statement concerning the plan to implement background checks for officers working with youth activities.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2007-04-11 21:42
George Reed, Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations, has announced that the SCA will begin requiring background checks for adults who will be supervising youth activities at SCA functions.
Submitted by margretheravn on Wed, 2007-04-11 14:37
Master Duncan Vitrarius, Seneschal, Principality of the Mists, reports that his group has been honored by the Santa Clata Regional Parks Department as the 2006 volunteer group of the year.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-09 12:21
In response to a push by 35,000 speakers of Romansch in Switzerland, techno-giants Google and Microsoft have announced that they will support the language in their software.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-06 09:21
On March 9, 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 41 recognizing National Tartan Day! This year (2007) it will be observed on April 6, so dust off your plaids, pull on your kilts and do a jig in celebration!
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Fri, 2007-04-06 05:52
The Shire of Thamesreach (mka London, England) is taking advantage of the vast cultural resources at hand in London, and is starting 'Beer and Museum' evenings, on occasional Friday nights in the city, to combine two favourite pastimes of its members.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2007-04-01 17:36
Baron Otto and Baroness Lisabetta are seeking help from sharp-eyed populace members to help locate and recover the Barony of Atenveldt's baronial trailer, which was stolen this morning.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-04-01 13:24
After taping just one episode, the CBS television network has ceased production of a planned "Survivor Trimaris" edition of its popular reality TV program, citing "personality conflicts" with the cast.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-31 15:39
UdnFormScrefys, a group of Cornish users, has created a proposal for a written form of the Cornish language. They hope to submit it soon to the Cornish Language Commission.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-30 15:58
Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a major resource for SCA costumers, has recently filed for protection and relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This will cause the closing of many of the fabric stores across the country.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-29 17:32
Ten years ago, father and son Neal and Brendan Abernathy were murdered in their home in Contra Costa, California, but police are no closer to discovering their killer.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-27 15:22
An online campaign to save the historic Hill of Tara in Ireland has been created. TaraWatch is hoping to collect enough money to pay for a professional archaeological assessment of the M3 motorway at the site.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-13 10:50
Senhora Ester Mendes of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that a suitcase containing garb was lost recently on an international flight. She asks the SCA community to be on the lookout for the missing clothing.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-21 13:40
Lord Folo of the Middle Kingdom attended the recent Reenactor Fest in Arlington, Illinois. Part science fiction con, part gun show, but with better costumes, the convention had something for everyone, except maybe "skimpily-clad spokes models." Read Folo's thoughts on his LiveJournal blog.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-18 10:27
Master Adam Stedefast of the Kingdom of the Outlands reports on this year's Toys for Tots Challenge and the amazing number of toys collected for charity in that Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-14 12:40
Author and SCA member Mary Kuhfeld, creator of Murder at the War and the Sister Frevisse mysteries (written under the names of Mary Monica Pulver and Margaret Frazier), was interviewed recently by David Gustafson of the Star Tribune.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-13 08:36
Lady Merouda Pendray of the Kingdom of Northshield has discovered a website which provides "college level course work available for free for use by teachers, other professionals, and self-directed learners."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-10 14:28
The Vice President of Operations of the SCA, Inc, Mr. George L. Reed announced this week the selection of the next Press Officer for the SCA Inc.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-05 16:40
Children, don't try this at home! Several thrill-seekers in England have posted a video of jousting using polearms and a couple of Toyoto Rav4 vehicles.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-04 23:00
Leave it to the people who market Monty Python tie-ins to come up with a toy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch that you can actually throw at someone!