Modern Society

Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community

"Unforgettable I Do's" Include SCAdian Wedding

Sarika Jagtiani of the Associated Press looks at themed weddings including that of one couple, Diana Stoughton and Andrew Hazen, who met at the Pennsic War and married at AEthelmearc War Practice.

Gode Cookery Named "Premier Caterer" for the Alabama Rennaissance Fair

Master Hogge (formerly known as Huen) has announced that Gode Cookery has been named "Premiere Caterer" for the Alabama Rennaissance Fair and will present a Viking feast in Florence, Alabama a week before the Fair opens.

SCAdians Help Kids Find a Treasure in Books

Visitors to Marion Library in Newark, N.Y. were treated to several educational programs presented by members of the Barony of Thescorre in AEthelmearc.

Heirusalem and Cally Eat Out: Eppinger's

On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots around Cooper’s Lake. Heirusalem and Cally from the Pennsic Independent took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.

All the News That's Fit to Print - in Latin!

For several days when Finland took over Presidency of the European Union, publishers of the EU website had decided to post the latest news — in Latin. At least one of the days' posts is still available.

News from the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Israel

Yehoshua ben Hayyim, Seneschal of the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Israel, Kingdom of Drachenwald, writes that all are safe but describes hardships faced by the group and their loved ones.

Heirusalem and Cally Eat Out: Hugger Mugger

On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots near Cooper’s Lake Campground. Heirusalem and Cally from PI took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.

DragonCon Needs a Few Good Reenactors

THLord Roger-Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in Meridies and Director of DragonCon is looking for reenactors to help promote the convention -- and the SCA -- for a morning broadcast of Fox5's Good Day Atlanta.

Sam Adams is Sponsoring Homebrew Contest

Brewer Samuel Adams is sponsoring Longshot: the 2006 American Homebrew Contest for non-commercial brewers who are residents of the United States. Samples must be shipped to the brewery for judging by August 18, 2006.

Inflatable Pub "Goes Anywhere"

Innovations Extreme Inflatables has announced the "launch of the World's first fully functioning Mobile Inflatable Pub. Be the first and only person in your country to operate The Pub that reaches places, that other pubs cannot reach."

Printing Proof of SCA Membership for Pennsic War

Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin, Chief Technology Officer for the Society for Creative Anachronism, reminds Pennsic attendees to make certain that they have a valid proof of membership before arriving at the War.

Hempstead House Scene of "Queer Eye" Feast

The recent telecast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy which featured a member of MSR's Kingdom of Acre has generated a great deal of discussion on the various lists. Richard Blackmoore shares some additional information about the setting for the feast featured during the program.

Fry Tells Historians Why History Matters

British actor and writer Stephen Fry addressed an audience of writers and historians at the beginning of a week-long promotion of the study of history.

Ireland is the Land of Bad Elvis

Columnist and humorist Dave Barry recently returned from Ireland and has written an extremely side-splittingly funny travelogue of his trip, including a run-in with Elvis...

"The Faire Life" Comes to Video

A new documentary about Renaissance Faires and the people who love them is in production. A trailer for The Faire Life may be viewed online.

14-ft Inflatable Sheep Stolen

That's a right big sheep, laddie! Thieves in Rochester, Minnesota recently stole a 14-foot-tall inflatable sheep from a local mattress store. "I can't figure out what someone would do with a 14-foot sheep," store owner Sather said.

Calontir Holds Online Auction to Aid Member

A group of gentles in the Kingdom of Calontir is holding an online auction of donated items of interest to reenactors to aid a citizen of the Kingdom injured in an automobile accident.

Pennsylvania Road Survey

Drivers traveling through western Pennsylvania this summer may find themselves asked to complete surveys regarding their travel plans, according to Mark Celko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The surveys will be conducted at 25 checkpoints throughout a ten county area.

Outlands Mancos Faire Combines SCA & Ren Faire

Thomas Munro of the Durango (Colorado) Herald visited Mancos Renaissance Faire, which while "full of the delightfully 'olde' fashioned, is also determinedly in the present. Refusing to take itself too seriously, it emphasizes good fun over self-important historical accuracy."

Outlands Ren Faire Helps Raise Money for Library

Josh HuseBy of the Cortez (Colorado) Journal stopped by the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day event in Cottonwood Park, which showcased the talents of local reenactors and helped to raise money for the community's new library building.

Travelers Beware: Illinois Using Radar Cameras in Work Zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the State Police has begun using radar cameras to target motorists speeding in work zones. If caught on camera, travelers can expect to receive a fine of $375 in the mail for a first offense.

Queer Eye for the Medieval Guy

Bravo TV's Fab Five, the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy guys, take on medieval re-enactor Eric Zseller in the July 18 episode of the series.

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

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The SCA Board of Director's meeting will be held Saturday, 15 July 2006, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting starts at 9 am. And as this is a business meeting and not an actual event, garb is not necessary.

Site info:
Embassy Suites/Indianapolis North
3912 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-872-7700

SCA.org info: http://www.sca.org/BOD/mtg-sked.html Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana

Regalia Returned to Artemisia Through Circuitous Route

Lady Alsinda de Rochabaron of the Shire of Northover in Gleann Abhann reports on the near-miraculous discovery and return of regalia belonging to Royals in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

SCA Woos Red Hat Hotties

Members of the Red Hat Hotties, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, surprised their new royalty recently by providing the ladies with real knights in the form of members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

World eBook Fair Offers Free Books Through August 4, 2006

In honor of Project Gutenberg's 35th anniversary, the 2006 World eBook Fair has made its online collections available free to the public through August 4, 2006.

Got mead?

Alberta, Canada beekeepers are hoping the province's move to allow a cottage wine industry to develop for an ancient beverage will create a buzz among liquor connoisseurs.

Geoffrey Chaucer Interviews Paris Hilton

Our boy Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again! This time he interviews Paris Hilton on his blog.

Black Sea Trading Company Combines SCA with Modern Life

Tina Forde, Business Editor for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, California, takes a look at a local dance studio which combines modern life interests with the SCA through dance and the martial arts.

Duke Cariadoc Book Signing

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David Friedman) has announced the recent publication of his first novel. Harald is a cross "between a fantasy without magic and a historical novel with invented history and geography."