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Kingdoms and other branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism

Collage video introduces the SCA

Captain Porthos of Atenveldt sat down with a friend and put together a video that was meant to try and explain to their mundane friends, what it is that SCA folk do. Their video collage of still portraits is shared on YouTube.

Book examines SCA's medieval fantasy as a performing art

Michael A. Cramer's new book, Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, considers the organization as an improvisational art form that presents the Middle Ages in a pleasing and entertaining, if not always accurate, way.

Inspirational Equality -- An Tirians begin a movement to support same sex couples in Crown

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.

scacommunity.com launches new website

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.

SCA Community

I started this website to centralize a location for those in the SCA to interact, learn different trades and be able to buy and sell period goods online. Over the years I have found many different websites that I liked which had great SCA information. However, many disappeared over the years or I forgot the domain name.

Creating an SCA persona

SCA newcomers faced with creating a persona may want to visit Modar's Heraldry Page for information and links on how to build a usable SCA persona.

"Podcasting the Dream" now online

Colin Theriot, of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has created a podcast concentrating on the Society for Creative Anachronism and historical topics. The blog and podcast is entitled Podcasting the Dream.

SCA members create guild on World of Warcraft

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.

SCA BoD coming to Pittsburgh

The Society for Creative Anachronism offers so much - revelry and pageantry, honorable combat, delicious feasts, dancing, arts and sciences, and...a chance to conduct corporate business.

Photographer captures "glint of light off hand-made armor"

Venice, California photographer E.F. Kitchen has had her photos displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now she captures the "glint of light off hand-made armor" in her book Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages. Scott Timberg of the Los Angeles Times has a review.

SCA Fourth Quarter Meeting

The Society for Creative Anachronism offers so much - revelry and pageantry, honorable combat, delicious feasts, dancing, arts and sciences, and . . . . . a chance to conduct corporate business.

Tittivilus Strikes Again

Tournaments Illuminated Editor Mistress Doria Tecla reports that there is a correction to the Marc Drogin TI interview in the current issue of the publication.

SCA 2010 Census online now

The SCA 2010 Census Committee reports that the SCA Census is now live. The Census is designed to help the SCA Board of Directors to understand key issues that affect everyone's experiences in the organization. The survey is anonymous.

Commentary on the Midrealm's Chivalric Oath of Fealty

Several years ago, Baron Ephraim ben Shlomo, KSCA, of the Barony of Cleftlands in the Middle Kingdom, authored an extensive article discussing the SCA Knight's Chivalric Oath of Fealty and how the oath governs the individual's behavior in the SCA.

Pennsic Featured in Broad Street Review

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."

Diana Listmaker's "Ten Commandments of the SCA"

In 1972, Mistress Diana Listmaker authored the "Ten Commandments of the SCA" for the Known World Handbook. The instructive, anotated list is available online in PDF format.

SCA Announce: SCA Subsidiary class added at Pennsic

SCA President Sean o’Shaughnessy (Tom Hughes) reports that an additional session of the SCA Corporate Subsidiaries class has been added to the Pennsic 39 University schedule.

Help Wanted - Tournaments Illuminated Editor and Art Director

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the positions of Tournaments Illuminated Editor and Art Director. The current officer steps down in April, 2011, and in order to ensure a smooth transition, applications for the positions are being accepted now for training to begin in January, 2011.

Change to SCA Webminister Chain of Command

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. has announced a change in the Webminister chain of command.

New marking convention for minors in armored combat with adults

Sir Tristen Sexwulf, Earl Marshal of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports on new conventions for marking minor involved in armored combat with adults.

Kingdom Exchequers invited to subsidiaries class at Pennsic War 39

Tom Hughes, President of the SCA Inc., is offering a class for Kingdom Exchequers at the upcoming Pennsic War about the new SCA corporate subsidiaries.

SCA Board announces new officer placements

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has announced several changes-of-office at the corporate level of the SCA Inc.

Meet the SCA, Inc. BoD at Pennsic XXXIX

Pennsic attendees will have the opportunity to meet the Society for Creative Anachronism's Board of Directors at the upcoming War at a Town Hall Meeting.

"Bright Ideas" for SCAdians

In 1991, SCA author Sandra Dodd produced the book Bright Ideas and True Confessions: How and What to Do and Why, a sourcebook for all manner of topics SCAdian. The book is no longer in print, but Dodd has made it available online.

SCA Inc.: Webminister Job Description Revision

Thomas W. Hughes, Interim President for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced a change in the job description for the Society Webminister.

Tournaments Illuminated seeks metal-working articles

Tournaments Illuminated Editor, Mistress Doria Tecla, is requesting submission of articles dealing with the field of metal working for the Fourth Quarter (2010) issue of the publication.

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NMS to increase to US$5 effective July 1, 2010

A recent decision by the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. will increase the Non-Member Surcharge, the additional charge paid by adult non-SCA members at local events, to US$5. The change will take effect July 1, 2010.

July 2010 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

Leslie Luther-Fulton reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will hold its Third Quarter Meeting on July 17, 2010 in Indianapolis IN.

Topic suggestions for Renaissance Magazine stories sought

Tamara Nicolai, a freelance writer who contributes an ongoing column about the SCA to Renaissance Magazine, is asking SCA members for suggestions of topics for upcoming columns.