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, 2011-11-30 18:37
A vote by the 16 members of the British Commonwealth has allowed a daughter of William and Catherine the possibility to ascend to the British throne. The rule of male primogeniture, giving males precedence over females in British royalty, dating to 1689, was recently overturned.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2011-11-23 09:38
Anne McCaffrey, noted science fiction and fantasy author, died Monday evening, leaving behind a legacy of some of the best-loved SF/fantasy novels. She is most famous for her Dragon Riders of Pern novel, and the series that followed, blending the two genres. She was 85 years old.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-11-07 19:12
First there was the printing press. Then the printer. Then the PDF, and then the e-book reader. And then there was...the printing press? The Sacramento Public Library is about to become one of the few libraries in the nation to operate an Espresso Book Machine.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-02 18:51
Southby's International Realty invites interested parties to purchase an "Extraordinary Medieval Castle" in Torino, Italy.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-10-21 15:19
The SCA Media Relations Officer has issued an official statement concerning the recent police allegations that a man in the northwestern U.S. used simulated medieval weapons to abuse his daughter.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 12:01
Hadrian's Wall Heritage is hoping to attract an investor with the funds to construct a new visitor center at the Bowness House Farm in Bowness-on-Solway, England, the eastern end of the 84-mile (135km) Hadrian's Wall trail.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-10-11 08:19
The debate about the depiction of women's armor, whether in print, on film, or in reality, continues on the Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor website, which includes photos and artwork showing women with body parts actually protected. [PG-13: Language]
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-07 19:00
Leon Humphreys, of Bury St Edmunds, England, failed to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that his Suzuki motorcycle was off the road, incurring a UK£25 fine, but instead of payment, Humphreys demanded the ancient right to trial by combat.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-26 14:48
German art student Benjamin Harff spent six months creating illuminations and binding for a copy of author J.R.R.Tolkien's Silmarillion. The work constitued Harff's exam at the Academy of Arts. (photos).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-26 12:01
For less than a cool CAN$1 million, you can own your own castle getaway, a short drive from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, complete with "guard tower, battlements, dungeon, and a moat." (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-09-20 08:28
Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland has removed a web page in its professor profiles section belonging to one “Dr. Conan T. Barbarian, B.A. (Cimmeria) Ph.D. (UCD). F.T.C.D. (Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Hyborian Studies and Tyrant Slaying).”
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-09-13 09:04
Michael S. Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg and inventor of the e-book, has died. His vision of seeing all literature made available for all people has revolutionized the way SCAdians and other amateur researchers gain access to data.
Submitted by Comyn on Fri, 2011-09-09 16:39
Re-enacting can be a lot of fun, but it can also be lucrative if you happen to live near the Colosseum or other prominent Roman tourist attractions. Unfortunately, not all of the costumed characters are upstanding in their dealings.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-09-02 14:02
Professional Calligrapher DeAnn Singh has done everything from historic reproductions for movie sets to the personal scrapbooks of celebrities. She has been passionate about her work for 30 years, and practices both ancient and modern letters.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-01 17:39
What happens when a gang of medieval LARPers summon a demon from hell? A comedy/horror film entitled Knights of Badassdom, that's what. View the trailer online. (PG-13)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-08-28 15:34
While the war between the East and the Middle raged on, another battle is took place near Hanover Germany, this one for a conquest of an mythical land. The Conquest of Mythodea claims to be the world's largest LARP.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-26 18:02
Jack reports that he has uploaded two videos of the christening and launching of Calontir's cardboard longship as part of a fund raiser for the Wings of Hope charity.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-08-17 16:29
Anyone who loves, or interacts with, a little girl is bound to be familiar with the "Disney Princesses," the heroines of movies whose costumes have inspired many a Halloween. Now LA-based illustrator Claire Hummel reinterprets the costumes with an historian's eye.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-08-16 16:30
Consider the result of a mashup of Pennsic merchants, Costume Con, and thousands of gamers of all kinds, and you will imagine Role Play Convention 2011, held this year in Germany. Video in German on YouTube.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-08 06:20
The Knights Templar is no longer just a historic group shrouded in mystery. A violent Mexican drug cartel has been founded under the same name, and espouses its own code of conduct and chivalry.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-08-07 11:00
Thegn Grimmund Blackwing reports that Amazon.com is offering free downloads of several books of interest to medieval scholars. The downloads are available for the Kindle or for other e-reader apps.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-05 17:04
Lillias reports that Chum McLeod, an artist from Barrie, Ontario, has created a blog featuring illuminated capitals blending modern watercolor techniques with familiar medieval designs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-07-22 15:37
Mana Borisova Tchekrygina is seeking a few good skaters for a Pennsic XL skate up to take place offsite during the War.
Submitted by Ariel de Courtenay on Wed, 2011-07-20 19:35
Sunday morning, under an unseasonal July drizzle that brought mist rising from the hills, Viscount Sir William MacBrennan, inspired by Maestro Eduardo Francesco Maria Lucrezia and Mistress Ariel de Courtenay, fighting for her lady Sarah Patrick Stewart, Defender of the West, proudly entered the Champions list of An Tir.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-16 12:49
Students at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, are not totally taking a summer break from their studies. Marques Kem's Latin class will meet over coffee to discuss The Aeneid by Virgil.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-07-14 10:54
Baron Dahrien Cordell reports that a group of friends from the Barony of Three Rivers in Calontir plan to build an entry for the Wings of Hope charity cardboard boat race. Their entry: a Viking longship, of course! (photos)
Submitted by dafydd on Mon, 2011-07-04 08:35
The fighters of the Barony of Flaming Gryphon, in the Middle Kingdom, are organizing a Pennsic fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® breast cancer research foundation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-24 09:00
For a few hundred people in the Czech Republic, summer means donning armor and staging battles, much like members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, but these armored combatants are participating in a re-enactment of the Lord of the Rings. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-06-07 12:17
Members of the Canadian Parliament may want to think twice before they tangle with Mathieu Ravignat, the newly-elected member from Western Quebec who is a martial arts specialist and a member of the Ottawa Medieval Sword Guild.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-06-07 09:03
MGM has teamed up with the creator of "The Tudors" and "Camelot" to create "The Vikings". The show will follow Ragnar Lodbrok, a real-life legendary Norse hero who has his own saga.