SCA

Kingdoms and other branches of 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.

SCA Board of Directors to Meet in Ealdormere

The Board of Directors of the SCA will meet Saturday April 16, 2005 in the Barony of Skraeling Althing (Ealdormere)

Board of Directors Meeting

The Barony of Skraeling Althing, Canton of Caldrithig, is proud to be hosting the April 16, 2005 Meeting of the SCA Board of Directors.

Society Seneschal capitulates on FOIA at last

Remember that article we published on April 1 about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request being "stalled" by the Society Seneschal? The document has at last been declassified, by executive decree.

BoD said to be considering "level four banishment" for Iron Peer Autocrats

According to unconfirmed reports, the Autocrats of the proposed "Iron Peer" event are under consideration for special sanctions, possibly including what one source describes as "level four banishment".

Society Seneschal stalls on FOIA request

In spite of a diplomatic and properly-filed request under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Society Seneschal denies journalists access to matters of public record.

Trimaris secedes from SCA

Rumour has it that as of noon today, Trimaris will secede from the SCA, and form its own medieval recreation group: The Society for Compulsive Actions (Florida).

New List Discusses Canadian SCA Incorporation

A new Yahoo! Groups discussion list has been started to investigate the issues surrounding the possible formation of a Canadian SCA Corporation.

New Email List SCA Tacticians

A new email list focuses on the Strategy and Tactics of SCA Combat as well as ancient and medieval research sources.

SCA Research Undertaken

THL Aryanhwy merch Catmael is seeking information from the various kingdoms regarding the elevation of peers from apprentices and proteges.

Fanucci

The Guild Fanucci is "a fellowship of playful mischief-makers dedicated to bardic and theatrical arts, and having fun." This household, led by Master Aaron faheud Swiftrunner, was originally known as House Teafort when founded in AS XIII.

New film showcases SCA at Estrella War

Underachiever Films has just released Estrella XX (A Beautiful War), a feature-length documentary about the SCA. The documentary was filmed on location at Estrella XX, held in Atenveldt in February 2004.

Underachiever Films

Underachiever Films is the production company offering Estrella XX (A Beautiful War). The feature-length documentary was created as an introduction to the SCA and features 45 minutes of armoured combat footage as well as interviews with SCA folk.

New email discussion group focuses on Greek persona development

Feeling Hellenic today? A new email discussion list created by Kurios (Lord) Charismos of Lacedaemon is all about Greek (Hellenic) history and persona development.

Known World Heraldic Symposium 2005

Please allow us to extend the hospitality of the Outlands to heralds and scribes everywhere. Join us this July for the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium.

Board request-for-comments on mock "coinage" prompts clarification letter

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, says one of her recent request-for-comments messages has generated some confusion. Accordingly, she has issued an update and clarification letter.

SCA Barbie and Ken

Just pull the string and hear them say "What time does fighting begin?" or "Stop looking at HER and pay attention to ME!" It's SCA Barbie & Ken!

Board seeks commentary on proposed policy change for youth combat

Meg Baron, SCA President, reports that the Board of Directors is seeking comments on a proposed Corpora change involving combat authorizations for minors.

Board of Directors seeks applicants for Executive Assistant post

The SCA Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. This is a paid position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week.

SCA President's Report for BoD meeting and conference call

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., has posted her President's Report for the most recent Board meeting and Board two recent conference calls.

Children, Parents, and the SCA

This week's Aoife's Links is all about kids and the SCA — how to dress them, how to have fun while parenting them in the SCA, what there is for them to do at events, how they can participate in your SCA life, and how to contact the children's officer nearest you.

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers is dedicated to employing, learning and teaching textile arts as they were practiced prior to 1700. For the purpose of the guild, textile arts include but are not limited to spinning, natural dying, weaving, knitting, embroidery (as well as other forms of embellishment), and basketry.

Sir Blackhand

Sir Blackhand prints the SCA Kingdoms' devices on window stickers. Each Kingdom and a generic SCA sticker are available, as is the "Take Courage" tennis ball crossbow for use in SCA combat archery as done in the Kingdom of An Tir.

Hunt Guild

The Hunt Guild was chartered by Their Majesties of An Tir, but membership is open to anyone world-wide with an interest in period hunting, fishing, and falconry.

Statistical Breakdown of SCA Groups in the Known World

Jehan l'Utile de Bretagne, Seneschal, Shire of Drachentor in the Kingdom of Atlantia, recently tabulated an unofficial breakdown of SCA groups in the Known World.

Tournaments Illuminated Seeks Content for 40th Anniversary Issue

Sheik Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh, Editor of Tournaments Illuminated, is currently accepting articles for a special 40th anniversary issue of the magazine.

New email list helps SCAdians "recycle" unwanted items

Do you have something you don't want or need any more, and would like to give free to another medievalist as an alternative to throwing it away? This new YahooGroups list can help.

Known World Players to Present Macbeth

The Known World Players will are seeking actors and volunteers for a presentation of Macbeth at next year's Pennsic War.

Knit for Charity

Several SCA kingdoms are participating in a project to knit or crochet bandages for people suffering from leprosy.