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 Thu, 2006-08-17 14:33
Have an extra 300 hours of free time? Here's a way to use it: Alexei has created a crossbow from Lego blocks, and it actually works.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 08:04
New records released by the British National Archive show that Anthony Hall, who claimed to be a descendent of Henry VIII in the early 20th century, deserved to be declared insane for threatening to lop off the head of King George V.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-08-14 15:09
At midnight on Saturday evening (August 12), the SCA Chirurgeonate at Pennsic 35 was informed that their duties were being assumed by a private EMS company, Northwest EMS.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-08-12 08:00
A law dating back to the Middle Ages is causing mayhem in the British real estate market.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-08-11 16:00
In The View from the Center of the Universe, Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams point out the similarities between ancient beliefs about a terracentric universe and recent discoveries about the results of the Big Bang.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-10 08:22
The Society of Antiquaries of London sponsors yearly awards of up to UK£4000 "to further in-depth study of Western dress." The Janet Arnold Award is presented in honor of the historical costume expert who died in 1998.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 11:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-06 19:35
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-05 11:38
Visitors to Marion Library in Newark, N.Y. were treated to several educational programs presented by members of the Barony of Thescorre in AEthelmearc.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Fri, 2006-08-04 15:47
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-04 07:49
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-03 20:49
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.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Thu, 2006-08-03 15:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-31 15:27
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-30 08:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-07-28 18:43
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."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-26 12:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-26 09:24
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 17:11
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-07-24 13:56
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...
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-07-22 15:01
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-07-21 15:56
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-07-21 13:38
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-07-20 13:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-17 18:21
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."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-17 06:54
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-16 17:09
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-07-14 09:10
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-12 09:24
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.
SCA.org info: http://www.sca.org/BOD/mtg-sked.html
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-07-11 12:34
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.