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Kingdoms and other branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism

Pronunciation of names bad enough in the real world -- let alone the SCA

Dr. Mallory Wober, a linguist who studies how and why people mispronounce names, says that names like "Moog" (pronounced like "mohg") are mangled badly enough -- to say nothing of Middle English names like "AElflaed".

SCA_Aegis: Military Support Group

An interest group has been formed in support of SCA members worldwide serving in the armed forces.

Ansteorra Forums

This is a message board for members of the SCA to discuss topics about the SCA. It's free for all to join.

An Inquisitive Monkey in West Kingdom Court

"An Inquisitive Monkey in West Kingdom Court: Things To Do At Your First Event" is an homage to the Curious George series of children's books, and a newcomers' guide to the SCA, all in one.

Eastern Rose Tournament Scheduled

Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir invites all Ladies of the Rose of the Known World to attend a Pennsic Rose Tourney to be held Monday August 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.

President's Report for July 16 meeting of SCA Board of Directors

Viscountess Gwyneth Felton, mka Linda Moore, the new President of the SCA, has released her report from the Board of Directors meeting held July 16, 2005.

Proposal for the Study and Education of Historical Combat Techniques within the SCA

From the Office of the Society Minister for Arts and Sciences comes a proposal to "to create a place in the SCA where the study, teaching, and (controlled) demonstration of historical combat techniques and practices have a home society-wide."

Chroniclers to Meet at Pennsic

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced that there will be a Known World Chroniclers' Meeting at this year's Pennsic War.

Why Exchequers are Cool

Maestra Margherita Alessia, known as Ghita (Susan Earley), the Society Exchequer explains how and why exchequers are cool.

Known World Rattan Symposium

The Known World Rattan Symposium will be held in the Shire of Dun Ard (Atchison Kansas), Kingdom of Calontir, on Columbus Day Weekend Oct 7, 8, 9, 10. We have classes, keynote speakers, and roundtable discussions lined up for Saturday and Sunday.....Monday is open for any personal training or other activities as you see fit.

Pennsic 34: Definitive Guide to the War

Take a break from the Pre-Pennsic Project and Packing Pandemonium™ to visit a few of Aoife's links about — what else? — Pennsic War.

SCA Charitable Activity Database Created

Master Adam Stedefast, Deputy Society Seneschal, has announced that he will be creating a database to track charitable activity within the SCA. The deadline to report is July 31, 2005.

Online SCA demo

Diomedes Sebastianus provides a clearing house for information about the SCA, especially newcomers and those interested in finding out what the Society has to offer.

Grand Council Seeks Applicants

SCA President Meg Baron has announced that the SCA is seeking a few good gentles to serve on the SCA Grand Council.

Minstrel Takes Beating to Help Orphans

An SCA member in Drachenwald (Europe) has announced his intention to fight one thousand fights at Pennsic War this year to help the Žirafka Orphanage in the Czech Republic. He has named this "The Fight for Kids Challenge".

SCA Armor: A How-To Manual

It has been said that a fighter's armor is a project that is never really done. Dame Aoife this week offers helpful links to make new armorers get started, and to help experienced warriors keep improving their armouring skill.

"Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds:" Activity Ideas

Help! Our shire has 14 demos! Dame Aoife, Children's Officer and former librarian, offers suggestions for handling demos for libraries during this summer's "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" reading club program.

Living pieces of history: SCA History Night at Pennsic

In honor of the SCA's upcoming fortieth anniversary, the Middle Kingdom Historian is sponsoring the First Annual SCA History Night at Pennsic XXXIV.

Stefan's Florolegium Updates for May 2005

THL Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2005.

Happy New Year

Just a reminder to everyone: The SCA turned another year older on May 1, 2005. Please change your dates to reflect that we are now in A.S. 40.

Reenactor Fest Scheduled for February 2006

Mike Bollow has announced that Reenactor Fest, the first national convention for historical reenactors, will take place February 3-5, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.

Reenactor Fest

I am thrilled to announce that Reenactor Fest, the first EVER national convention for historical reenactors and military history enthusiasts is OFFICIALLY ON! The date is February 3-5, 2006 at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest in Arlington Park, IL.

"Knights Next Door" Chronicles Life in the SCA

The Knights Next Door: Everyday People Living Middle Ages Dreams, a book by Patrick O'Donnell, looks at life in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Work weekend at Cooper's Lake changed to May 7th

Work on the Pennsic fort has been rescheduled to May 7, 2005.

Regia Anglorum to sponsor living history exhibit at SCA event

Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005.

Regia Anglorum Living History Exhibit

Micel Folcland, the Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana wic of Regia Anglorum North America, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its first Living History Exhibition (LHE) at Jubilee Old English Fair near Brimfield, Illinois, on the weekend of 17-19 June, 2005. The LHE will be in the SCA camp, and public hours--the times when it will be as accurate as possible--will be announced later but will not conflict with other activities on or below the hill.

SCA President's Report for April 16, 2005 Board Meeting

Meg Baron, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has released the President's Report for the April 16 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Jousting allowed in SCA

For the first time in the organization's history, jousting is now a legal form of equestrian combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Newcomers' Guide

Whether you are new to the SCA, or have new friends who've just joined the living history community, you are sure to find something of interest in this week's installment of Aoife's Links.

Society Exchequer Late with April 1 Report -- BoD Says, "Ooooh, she's in big trouble!"

Mistress Ghita, the Society Exchequer, a.k.a. "The Mistress of Budgetary Pain", was a bit late sending us her April 1 report — but in the spirit of "better late than never", we've decided to cut her some slack and share it with you anyway.