Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2010-11-11 14:46
Dona Illadore de Bedegrayne, mka Monica Gaudio, received a partial apology from Cooks Source magazine editor Judith Griggs, but the firestorm continued amid allegations (by others) of a pattern of bad behavior. A deeper apology followed, and Cooks Source has changed its editorial policy as a result of the incident.
Submitted by jillhughes2 on Mon, 2010-11-08 17:49
Romance author Jamaica Layne (the pen name of journalist and playwright Jill Elaine Hughes, who is known in the SCA as "Lady Marissa de Courette") has written a contemporary romance novel set in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by trbrown on Mon, 2010-11-08 14:14
The Armorial Bearings granted to Sir Terence David John Pratchett of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Knight, OBE by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 April 2010 are illustrated in the September 2010 Newsletter of the College of Arms.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-05 19:35
In 2005, Monica Gaudio wrote an article entitled A Tale of Two Tarts for Ice Dragon and allowed it to be published on the Godecookery.com website. Recently the entire article was published without permission in Cooks Source Magazine, producing an explosion of commentary on the Internet.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-11-02 08:08
"Downton Abbey", a hit British TV series about the lives of a noble family on the eve of WWI, is having an effect far beyond television ratings. The show is set at the real-life Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England. The castle is deteriorating and it need of costly repairs.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-01 12:57
SCA fans of the Sims video game will want to take a look at the preview of The Sims: Medieval, the newest version of the beloved series to be released Spring 2011 for the PC/Mac. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 19:07
The Iris Project wants to bring the classics to British schools. To that end, the charity is sending "Oxford University undergraduates into primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Headington and Kidlington to teach the ancient language to nine and 10-year-olds."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 09:10
Togaed students packed San Diego streets recently to compete in the San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races. Teams of three "gladiators" dragged chariots "through a tricky course filled with turns, roundabouts and sprints."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-27 14:07
Every child - and some adults - dreams of having his own fairy tale playhouse, castle or pirate ship. Bespoke Play Areas specialises in children's play equipment designed to inspire creative play.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2010-10-26 11:15
The Barony of Seleone is using a Barnes and Noble "book fair" to raise funds for the Barony and for their kingdom. SCA folk can participate, at no extra cost to the individual, by providing a code number to cashiers at any Barnes and Noble store nationwide. Barnes and Noble will donate funds based on the value of tagged purchases.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-25 16:23
The British Charity Commission has accepted that druids' worship of natural spirits is a religious activity, making it the first pagan practice to be given official recognition as a religion.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-13 12:36
Photographer E.F. Kitchen wanted to find "people who make or collect their own armor." She found them in the SCA and documented their work in her book Suburban Knights. Claire O'Neill of NPR's The Picture Show has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-12 07:43
Ever wish you could fly like a falcon? Now you can, with a little help from technology and the internet. Experts for the BBC have attached tiny cameras to the backs of a Peregrine Falcon and the Goshawk. The resultant video is amazing. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 12:00
iPhone users and British folklore enthusiasts may want to download the iPhone app for the Mabinogion, a cycle of Welsh legends collected in the 14th century Red Book of Hergest.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-08 11:11
The Honorable Lady Tyzes Sofia called Zsof reports that the 2011 Midrealm Chivalry Calendar is now available to order online from ArtFire.com. The calendar features photos of knights representing the Middle Kingdom's four regions.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-05 10:17
The Imperial Constantinian Military Order of Saint George, which follows principles dating back to the Emperor Constantin, seeks to bring their ideals into the 21st century. One way is through the "Quest," the Thirteen Rules of Chivalry.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-04 07:02
In a recent article, Wired Magazine's Tim Carmody ponders the reason that eBooks, and other electronic gadgets, are the size that they are. His conclusion: Sheep.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-26 11:00
The great interest in medieval themes by the public has led academics to create a new educational organization: The Society for the Public Understanding of the Middle Ages, which was formed during the International Congress on Medieval Studies to address how the general public views the historical period.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-09-20 14:01
Fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail are expected to come from around the world to Doune Castle in September, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the movie. The 14th century Scottish castley features prominently in the movie.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-19 12:36
Over 200 couples from the United States and Canada competed for scholarship money and $3,000 for their high schools in the latest The Duck® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-09-13 07:14
Cooper's Lake Campground will play host to the National Fireworks Convention in August 2013, bringing $4.5 Million to Butler County, PA and bumping the Pennsic War forward to July.
Submitted by Ariel de Courtenay on Thu, 2010-09-09 17:46
A group of SCA folk in An Tir, led by Ariel de Courtenay and Master Eduardo Francesco Maria Lucrezia, are petitioning their Crown and the Board of Directors to allow same-sex couples to enter Crown Tournaments as contender and consort.
Submitted by Presto on Wed, 2010-09-01 11:33
Christophor and Emily Wilson have spent the past six months coming up with the concept and direction of the newest website to bring the SCA community together.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2010-08-25 16:42
Alastair Ronal Kester Aeyalweard has announced the creation of a guild on World of Warcraft for SCA folk who want to adventure together in cyberspace when they can't be together in person at events.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-08-24 16:33
The Tartuca (Tortoise) neighborhood is the winner of this year's Palio, a bareback horse race that takes place in the middle of Siena, Italy.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2010-08-22 08:50
For the first time in 22 years, there will not be a homebrew competition at the Oregon State Fair. This is because of an 80 year old law saying that homebrewed products may not leave the brewer's home. Oregon is one of several states with laws limiting or banning homebrewing.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-20 08:30
In 2007, Rita J. King and Joshua Fouts collaborated to create Al-Andalus, a virtual Alhambra, on Second Life, in order to explore the concept of Convivencia, the "Spanish term for the harmonious 'living together' of Muslims, Christians and Jews in the southern Iberian Peninsula during the Islamic caliphat." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-16 07:30
Guttenberg on the iPhone? Really? The Bavarian State Library has released an iPhone app that allows users to download and view rare manuscripts. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-05 11:54
When a would-be robber tried to steal the purse of Yuma, Arizona belly dance instructor Zarmineh Moody, he got a big surprise: her 25-inch Turkish scimitar trumped his knife.
Submitted by Rambler on Mon, 2010-08-02 10:15
Kristen Eaton has written a column on Pennsic for the mundane arts and culture site Broad Street Review. "To me," she writes, "[Pennsic is] a cross between a university history department, a theater, a really great pub, and a really bad frat party."