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Kingdoms and other branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism

Photographer E.F. Kitchen discusses the SCA for museum exhibit

Photographer and author E.F. Kitchen, who recently released Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, has been chosen as the third artist to exhibit at the newly formed Central California Museum of Art. She spoke to reporter Joe Johnston of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Change in SCA email addresses announced

Tom Hughes, President,  SCA, Inc. and Franchesca Havas, CTO-PM, SCA, Inc., have announced changes to the Society's email system.

SCA Announce: Corpora Addition: Contributing Membership

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is considering the addition of two new tiers of membership. Comments are requested.

SCA-101 - Virtual Resource Compendium

SCA-101 is a one-stop resource for all topics relevant to the SCA and modern re-enactment. This database of user-submitted articles and reading recommendations makes research a breeze.

Wanted: People who make their own armor

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)

UC Riverside Libraries creates permanent SCA archival collection

The SCA is pleased to announce that the University of California Riverside Libraries will be opening a permanent Society for Creative Anachronism Special Collection and Archive in 2011.

SCA announces VIP Pass program

The SCA Inc. is offering a new VIP Pass program that encourages newcomers by waiving their first three non-member surcharge fees, via a VIP Pass obtainable from a renewing SCA member.

SCA Census 2010

There is a project that impacts future of the SCA in a very real way.  It is the SCA Census 2010 project.

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.