Current Middle Ages

This topic covers aspects of re-creation/re-enactment, as distinct from historical life. Examples include articles about making campsites more authentic, shopping for historical-friendly supplies in the modern marketplace, music or poetry set in our "modern middle ages" rather than from the historical middle ages, and so on.

Drachenwald Crowns Permit Same Sex Pair Entry in Their Crown List

On Saturday March 22, 2015, in a surprisingly quick reversal, Their Majesties Macarius and Izabella of Drachenwald changed a decision barring their subjects Hi Lady Hilkka Susinen & Lady Leonet de Covenham from entering their Crown Lists.

Expecting Mongols in Walmart

"During 10 days in June 2016, the SCA will transform the entire fairgrounds into a scene out of medieval Europe, complete with feasts, dancing, blacksmithing, jousting and archery competitions," writes Anthony Schoettle of the Indiana Business Journal about the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Re-enactors "cross-pollinate" at Re-enactor Recruitment Day in Pennsylvania

Strolling through the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, recently, one would find 16th century pikemen chatting with Confederate soldiers and soldiers from the German Wehrmacht trading resources with buckskinners. The article appeared in The Sentinel. (photos)

Geek Pages SCA directory

Your comprehensive first stop when looking for SCA merchants and resources. The directory is categorized, searchable and kept up to date. Leave reviews for merchants you've shopped with, and find others you've never heard of! Suggest links and categories if needed.

NBC News goes to Pennsic

Do you remember why you joined the SCA? If you don't, or need to remember why you are still a member, watch For Glory & Honor: Medieval Reenactors Go To Battle, an NBC News feature showcasing the SCA at the Pennsic War. (video)

A Beginners Guide to the SCA online

In an article on the blog HubPages, writer Jeff Johnston introduces the Society for Creative Anachronism with A Beginners Guide to the SCA. The piece features shorter articles on the history of the SCA, newcomer sites, garb, heraldry and awards.

Æthelmearc Gazette Goes Live

Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin is happy to announce the debut of the Æthelmearc Gazette, a new unofficial blog site for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

New Event Concept Allows Easterners to Explore Research in a Novel Way

On Saturday October 25, in Carolingia, over 70 Easterners participated in a new way to hold an event.

New SCA Membership Website Now Live

The new SCA membership page is now available. The East Kingdom Gazette offers an introduction.

Keep yer treasures on ice, matey

Whether it's for beer or coldcuts, disguising a modern cooler at period events is always a great idea. Joshwelch9 borrowed the idea from absinth-dragon and posted his plan to turn a cooler in a cool pirate chest on Instructables. (photos)

SCA Feast Survey results are online

Wulfwen Atte Belle and Antonio Bellini have announced that the results for the SCA Feast Survey are now available to download from the Barony of Sternfeld website.

Ansteorra lauded for volunteer hours at Gulf Wars

Gulf Wars Exchequer, Baroness Genevieve McCullum de Caen, reports that the Kingdom of Ansteorra totaled over 4700 hours of volunteer time at the 2014 Gulf Wars. She lists the hours for the top five groups.

An SCA Challenge

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of the Kingdom of Northshield has posed a challenge to SCA members in her kingdom and to the Known World: Do five things to better the SCA and your experience of it.

Onomastics

Why do so few Laurels recognize onomastics as a science when we require the opinions of onomasts to register names?  Laurels appear to consider naming as some thing heralds do--while Pelicans consider it a service.  What other "service" has professorships?  I personally know three professors in onomastics.

"Hoisting a beer" with the SCA

In a recent interview as part of the "Alter Egos" series. NPR Morning Edition's David Greene spoke with Franklin Slaton of Birmingham, Alabama, known in the SCA as Baron Cynred of Gwent. The interview is available as a podcast or in print.

Research links for English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas

On his blog Wulfhere's Devices, Calontir herald Wulfhere of Eofeshamme offers help on researching English and Anglo-Saxon names and personas.

Estrella War open positions

The main coordinators for Estrella War XXXI are seeking applicants for the positions of Estrella War Pre-Registration Coordinator and Deputy.

Drachenwald Coronets found in Calontir

Ye Sunne in Splendour offers a humorous look at recent...incidents...involving luggage, airports, and...well, you know what happens when luggage encounters an airport.

SCAdians become "living resources" in An Tir

Jerry Boone of The Oregonian recently learned about re-creating medieval history and becoming a "living resource" from Vikki Cauldwell, Baroness of Dragon’s Mist in the SCA Kingdom of An Tir, as she prepared for Faire in the Grove. (photos)

Invitation to the Enchanted Ground

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow has issued his annual invitation to experience the Enchanted Ground at Pennsic.

Allison in Wonderland

In the April 2014 issue of The Clarion, the newsletter of the Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kingdom of Calontir), SCA (relatively) newcomer - and new fighter, Allison of Forgotten Sea, discusses her first large event experience at Gulf War XXIII. The newsletter is available online.

Seeking Editor to Bring Completed Manuscript to Compleat Anachronist Standards

SEEKING: EDITOR FOR COMPLETED MANUSCRIPT TO BRING IT TO COMPLEAT ANACHRONIST STANDARDS.

Last Day for Feast Survey

Monday, March 31, 2014 is the last day to take the Feast Survey online.

Writing award recommendations in the Midrealm

Brynn Herleifsson reports that he has created a series of three video tutorials on how to write award recommendations using the Middle Kingdom's online forms. The tutorials are available on YouTube.

Introducing the Falcon Banner

Debra Hense, of the Kingdom of Calontir, reports that the new Falcon Banner blog is up and running with Calontir news, events and announcements.

Feast Survey Update

The Feast Survey mentioned earlier in SCAtoday.net is still available, and the organizers are still looking for more respondents.

Society Feast Survey

Feast cooks in the Midrealm's Barony of Sternfeld have created a survey asking members from around the Known World what they want most from an SCA feast.

Chivalry is the "mark of being a man”

"When you show up, people are in their armor and beautiful garb, and silk flags are raised, and arrows are flying. If you’ve ever been interested in that, here is your chance to live that dream,” Kerry Kennedy told Dylan Walker of The Crimson White (University of Alabama) during a recent interview about the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photo)

How To Prepare Documentation

As part of the East Kingdom Gazette’s ongoing “How to…” seriesLady Ose Silverhair shares her advice on preparing A&S project documentation.

SCA 50 Year Survey

The stewards of the SCA 50th Year Celebration have produced a survey inviting input into the activities to be included at the event.