April Fools

For those who would like to visit SCAtoday.net's traditional April Fools articles. Fair warning: This tag will NOT be applied to an article until April 2 of that year.

Barony of Whiterun event showcases Nordic theme

Just in time for spring, an upcoming event in the Barony of Whiterun will feature Nordic-themed combat, arts and sciences, merchants, and especially archery.

Cheezburger network to take over SCAtoday.net

Yes, you can haz mediebel storiez!!1!

New SCA canton founded beneath car park

Following the highly publicized discovery of King Richard III underneath a Leicestershire parking lot, and the subsequent discovery of a knight's grave below a parking lot in Edinburgh, a new SCA group is forming underneath the park'n'ride near the Long Island Expressway in Melville, New York.

Masterwork Project: Building a Period Computing Device from Scratch

Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.

[DRA] Festival of Fools

The Shire of Dun in Mara, in the Principality of Insulae Draconis, presents the Festival of Fools, an event dedicated to foolery and topsy-turvy arrangements, games and gambols, featuring a Lenten/Carnival Feast (with the special Sinners Option!).

Site:

ASPIRE Centre, Clara House, Clara, Co. Offaly

18:00 22 March 2013 until 16:00 24 March 2013

Steampunk community encounters first elf, asks SCA for help

The Steampunk community was up in arms this year at the appearance of a man in elf ears at a convention in Baltimore, MD.

SCAdians pepper sprayed at NYC event

SCA members attending a camping event in the Shire of Tuzocci were attacked with pepper spray and other riot-suppression weapons when mistaken for Occupy Wall Street protestors.

SCAtoday to exclusively publish stories about same-sex consorts

Citing record readership of stories about Inspirational Equality and the same-gender consort debate, the editorial board at SCAtoday announced that they will now be adding the phrase "same-sex consort" to every new article.  Stories on the topic garnered over 15,000 reads, with at least 80 of those coming from people outside of An Tir.

Publisher eliminates collective bargaining rights from SCAtoday.net staff

In a move ostensibly aimed at closing a budget deficit, SCAtoday.net Publisher Justinos Tekton has signed an executive order eliminating collective bargaining rights from SCAtoday.net staff members, and cutting their wages significantly.

Publisher of medieval hobbyist newspaper purchases Gannett Inc. for US$2.2 billion

The owner of an obscure chain of medieval recreation hobbyist publications has purchased all the assets of media giant Gannett Inc. in an unsolicited, hostile takeover bid that included cash, letters of credit from half a dozen "kingdoms" in which she publishes, and an unspecified quantity of "chocolate Chaucers," apparently some kind of alcoholic beverage.

Society Chirurgeon, Exchequer, and Board deadlocked over healthcare reform

At the organization's capital in Milpitas, California (USA), several corporate-level officers of the Society for Creative Anachronism and members of its Board of Directors are in a heated debate about healthcare reform, and tempers are flaring on all sides.

SCAtoday.net to acquire Pennsic Independent

(New York: 2009-04-01) Furthering the trend toward media consolidation, SCAtoday.net has agreed to acquire its financially-troubled rival, the Pennsic Independent, in a cash and stock swap valued at US$300K.

New category for April Fools parodies available

We hope you enjoyed our 2007 April Fools parody of Survivor. Since April Fools parodies are an annual tradition here at SCAtoday.net, we've added a new category to let readers easily go back and review the parodies from previous years.

CBS network scraps production of "Survivor Trimaris"

After taping just one episode, the CBS television network has ceased production of a planned "Survivor Trimaris" edition of its popular reality TV program, citing "personality conflicts" with the cast.

High Inquisitional Council of Peerages cries foul on Aoife's Links

Pursuant to new SCA corporate-level administrative sanctions, a High Inquisitional Council of Peers met recently behind closed doors and voted to censure Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon, creator of the popular Aoife's Links column. SCAtoday.net has learned that the worst may be yet to come.

Proof at last: The Internet is Period!

There are those in our beloved Society who believe that the use of computers and the Internet, however convenient, somehow contaminates our historical accuracy. Some of these naysayers, to be sure, are rogues and scoundrels of the most common sort, yet others are of noble and virtuous demeanor and are merely misguided in their thinking.

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).

"Iron Peer" event stirs controversy

An event dubbed the "Iron Peer Competition", scheduled for later this year in Trimaris, may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but not everyone is happy with the planning.

First Annual Iron Peer Competition

description:
Think you've got what it takes to best all the other Peers in your order in a contest of endurance, creativity, and skill? Enter the Iron Peer Competition in the Barony of Southern Wastes, and find out if you're made of the Middle Ages' own brand of "the right stuff!" [This "event" was part of the 2005 April Fool's parody on SCAtoday.net. See the note at the bottom of the page for details.] Location:
Southern Wastes (Trimaris) [Parody]

Local Event Site of Alien Autopsy -- Did BoD Cover Up Story?

Allegations are flying, and tempers are flaring, as the Board of Directors still has issued no statement on the incident. SCAtoday.net's Senior Anomaly Correspondent, Dexter Sinister, reveals this puzzling story.

Media Lawsuit Ends with Leveraged Buyout

Dateline: April 1, 2003. A bitter feud between rival publications SCAtoday.net and The Quarter has ended peacefully, with the simple expedient of a leveraged buyout.

Scurvy Knaves Blatantly Copy Respected Publication's Title

Dateline: April 1, 2003. A thieving band of scoundrels calling themselves "The Quarter" have blatantly appropriated, for their own nefarious purposes, the title of a certain well-respected SCA news publication and the page layout of a certain national newspaper.