Modern Society

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

Roaring Wastes: Known World Librarians Meeting at Pennsic

Librarins of the Known World unite! Or at least get together to meet each other at Pennsic War!

Midrealm welcomes new citizen in Pentamere Region

Isaac Xavier Duncan, who will be a third-generation SCAdian, was born early in the morning of July 27 to Lady Deirdre Maccuswell and her husband Jason (mka Skye and Jason Duncan).

Challenge to Honor HE Friedrich von Konigsberg

Sir Pendaran & Mistress Jehanne of Ansteorra have challenged the local barony, Bjornsborg, to join fourteen other Ansteorran groups in sending "CARE packages" to US troops serving in Iraq, in memory of Second Lieutenant Brian Smith.

Earthlink: Port-a-John Explosion Calls for Caution at Outdoor Events

A man smoking in a port-a-john in Blacksville, West Virginia ignited an explosion that sent him to the hospital.

Morning Edition Features Heroism of Lt. Brian Smith

National Public Radio discusses the career and accomplishments of 2nd Lt. Brian Smith, including his love of the SCA, on its Morning Edition news program.

Fourteenth Century English Pub Nearly Destroyed by Car Accident

Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.

Music CD to Benefit AnTir Duke

Lord Emryn Lioncourt has announced the release of a new music CD highlighting performances of the greatest musicians of AnTir, proceeds from which will benefit the hospital fund for Duke Tjorkill.

Fallen SCAdian Soldier Remembered in McKinney, Texas

Over five hundred mourners packed the First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas, to say farewell to Second Lieutenant Brian Smith, known in the SCA as Friedrich von Konigsburg.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Announces Toll Increase

Pennsic-bound travelers using the turnpike will want to budget for an increase in tolls.

Atenveldt Welcomes Newest Citizen

M'lord Sean Christopher Lyon was born July 7 to Mistress Magdelen Venturosa and His Lordship Simon MacFee.

Advisory for SCAdians Travelling in Lochac

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has published an announcement from a representative of the BoD of SCA Australia, concerning travel with medieval weaponry within the Kingdom of Lochac.

Sniper Kills Ansteorran in Iraq

An article from the Austin American-Statesman reports that Second Lieutenant Brian Smith, a former Austin, Texas lawyer known in the SCA as Friedrich von Konigsburg, has been killed in action in Iraq.

A New SCAdian for Lochac

Creag and Morwenna, Baron and Baroness of Aneala in the Kingdom of Lochac, have announced the birth of their daughter, Rose Elizabeth.

SCA and ''Inherit the Wind''

A 1990 performance of Inherit the Wind, marking co-author Jerome Lawrence's 75th birthday, was disturbed by noise from a nearby SCA fighter practice. "Jerry was hard of hearing and heard 'creationists' when he was told that the noise was 'Society for Creative Anachronists,'" said Alan Woods, director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University.

Will Terrorists Target Leaning Tower?

Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.

Merchant Reports Large Theft, Seeks Help Locating Goods

A merchant, Autumn Tree Productions, seeks help in locating US$4000 in goods that were stolen last weekend.

World's Most Expensive Glass to be Auctioned

A 1700-year-old Middle Eastern bowl known as the Constable-Maxwell Cage-Cup will be auctioned in London next month, and is expected to sell for about 2 million English pounds.

SCAtoday.net Offers Forums for Employment Available, Employment Sought

SCAtoday.net is pleased to announce two new forum areas, both of which are intended to unite those seeking employment with those whose companies have positions available.

New Pennsylvania Police Tactics May Affect Pennsic Travel

Police near State College, Pennsylvania are now using "camo cops" patrols to trap speeders, a tactic that could mean an unhappy Pennsic for some travelers.

Maine Couple Wed Roman-Style

When Patricia Washburn and William Bradford decided to get married April 22, 2000, they chose a very traditional wedding — traditional for Romans, that is.

German 'Samurai' on the Loose in Woods Near Berlin

A man wearing camouflage attacked hikers with a Samurai sword in the woods west of Berlin, Germany last week.

Ancanar Manuscript Illumanation/Ilustrator Wanted

Ancanar: The Ancanar film project is looking for an illustrator with skills in illuminating manuscripts.

Aoife Offers a Librarian's Tips for Internet Searching

Having trouble finding information on the Internet? Retired librarian and teacher Aoife offers helpful tips on how to find what you REALLY want.