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 Tue, 2007-03-27 14:22
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 09:50
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 12:40
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 09:27
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 11:40
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 07:36
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 13:28
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 15:40
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 22:00
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!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-03 09:35
Officials from the York Dungeon Museum have warned residents who live near the River Ouse to be on the lookout for severed limbs and a skull which were lost during the recent flooding there. The realistic pros were part of an exhibit and were discovered missing during cleanup.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-24 14:30
Sir Daniel has announced the results of the 12th Knight Auction to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation which took place recently in the Kingdom of AnTir.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2007-01-20 13:07
Paul Pontarelli, a hearing officer for the Rhode Island state school commission, says that a local high school must allow a sword-wielding photo of SCA member Patrick Agin to be published.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-14 19:02
Advertisements in newspapers throughout England, Australia, the United States and Europe are asking the question: "Can you trace your family tree back to 1066? Might your ancestors have claimed the English throne?"
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 19:39
On Saturday 13, 2007, the Sci Fi Channel will present the world premiere of Grendel, a Sci Fi original movie "based on the classic legend of Beowulf and Grendel."
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-01-11 23:06
The recent lawsuit bewteen a SCAdian and a Rhode Island school has raised the Society's media profile. USA Today gives a positive overview of our activities and purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 07:27
The website Chivalry Today offers discussions of the necessity of a Code of Chivalry in a 21st century world. The site includes online discussions and podcasts on a number of topics such as "Influential People," "Women and Chivalry" and "Today's Heroes."
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2007-01-08 11:40
Rock and roll music will represent Hell in a new opera based upon Dante's medieval epic, The Divine Comedy. The composition by Monsignor Marco Frisina will premiere in Vatican City.
Submitted by Francesca on Thu, 2007-01-04 11:36
For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-03 17:29
Leofwen of Eoforwic and Nan Hawthorne have created a Yahoo discussion group to allow subscribers to take on personas of real or fictional people and engage in discussions. The group is called Ghostletters.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-03 12:45
Fahe reports that the University of Oregon's Medieval Studies program hosts a webpage listing sources of contemporary fiction set in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-02 12:02
Anheuser-Busch Company has announced the creation of Redbridge, a beer made from sorghum that allows those with wheat allergies to enjoy a brew.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2006-12-29 10:45
The December 2006 issue of Live Sound International, a trade journal for professional audio engineers, explains that instruments such as bagpipes require special care in microphone placement, mixing, and equalization, and that many audio engineers used to working with rock bands need to learn new skills for "the wonderful world of Celtic music."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-27 19:15
Countess Jolecia of Litchfield, wife of Count Sarnac Kir, has voiced a request in memory of her husband who died recently of a blood clot: stop and stretch!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-27 07:22
SCAdians Char Branstetter and Cara McCandless longed to live their dream of owning a real castle, so they built one — in Pittsburgh! Patterned after Bodiam castle near Hastings in southern England, the structure includes wooden framing with a stone veneer.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 22:25
The failure to finalize a contract with garment-makers has left more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers out of uniform. As many as fifteen soldiers have been forced to share each ceremonial kilt.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-12-22 08:07
In the Middle Ages, celibacy for the clergy was not universally enforced. Now a Roman Catholic Cardinal suggests that the Church might take a fresh look at the issue.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-21 07:46
In an article dated December 4, 2006, Anita French of the Morning News reports that the retail giant Wal-Mart will not be closing the fabric departments in 80% of its stores by April 2007, as has been reported on a number of blogs.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-12-14 12:15
The mother of the high school senior whose yearbook banned his photo in SCA armor and sword has sued on her son's behalf. The Rhode Island ACLU is supporting the suit, which seeks to prevent the publication of the yearbook without the picture.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-12-13 19:27
Need a gift idea for a young Viking lad or lass? A toy enthusiast has used the Playmobil™ play figures and some ingenuity to create a surprisingly-realistic "Vikingtown" in miniature.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 18:42
A victim of home invasion in Memphis, Tennessee defended himself and gave police a solid lead in solving the crime when he lopped off the assailant's finger with a sword.