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.

Highlights From the January 26, 2013 BoD Meeting

On the East Kingdom Gazette website, Leonette reports on the SCA Board of Director's meeting which took place January 26, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.

Two new members for SCA Ltd (Australia) Board

Carolyn Fraser, Secretary SCA Ltd, reports that two new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia).

Endewearde advanced to baronial status

The correspondants of the East Kingdom Gazette report that the Board of Directors of the SCA have approved the advancement of the Shire of Endewearde to baronial status. The announcement took place at the January 26, 2013 BoD meeting.

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will meet on January 26, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.

SCA joins Facebook

The Society for Creative Anachronism now has an official presence on Facebook. Maintained by the Social Media Director, the website includes a variety of links and contributed content of interest to SCA members.

Abertridwr advanced to Barony in Lochac

Oblio the Heretic of the Western Shores In the Kingdom of Lochac reports that  Baron Kilic (Steven Baker), Chairman of the Board of the SCAA, the Board of Directors applicable to the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced the advancement of the Shire of Abertridwr to Barony.

Rowany Festival Equipment bookings

Gudrun and Ladislaus, 2013 Rowany Festival Stewards, report that equipment bookings forms for the Festival are now available online.

[WES] Cynagua Business Meeting

It is that time again for our semi-annual business meeting. We have a new location for this one and I am already in love with the owner, he is fabulous. His banquet room holds 50 and he stated we can add to that if necessary. I will be trying out the food this weekend, but if what I heard online is true, we are looking at some good stuff.

20 Reasons to buy an SCA Membership & Renew if you Play

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offers 20 reasons those who play in the SCA should purchase a membership.

Online magazine keeps East Kingdom subjects in the know

A team of dedicated volunteers, led by Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For, has created an online magazine/blog, the East Kingdom Gazette,  "which provides timely information about activities relevant to the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism."

First Pennsic Cryptogram Solved

The first of  a set of cryptograms from Pennsic has been solved.  Sir Ephraim ben Shlomo (Middle) successfully deciphered one of the puzzles to reveal the text on the flyer of the original May Day Party.

Announcement from the Event Stewards for the SCA 50 Year Celebration

Duchess Elina and Master Llewellyn, Event Stewards for the SCA 50 Year Celebration, offer some information on the event which will take place June 17-27 2016.

Duke Cariadoc interviewed at Pennsic 41

The staff of the Pennsic Independent has added a podcast to their many services to the community. Among the Pennsic 41 interviews was one with Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David D. Friedman) about Pennsic and the Society for Creative Anachronism.

First Cynaguan Princess in her Own Right invested at Summer Investiture

On July 14, 2012, in the Province of Golden Rivers (Sacramento, CA), Sir Mari Alexander and Master Brocc of Alderden were Invested as Princess and Prince of Cynagua.

SCA, Inc. Announces the 50 Year Celebration in 2016 will be held in the Midrealm

After reviewing multiple event bids, the SCA Board of Directors has announced that the Fifty Year Celebration will be held in the Middle Kingdom.

Poor Man's Pennsic brings fun and a "small Renaissance fair" to Grand Rapids, Wisconsin

Casey Lake of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune joined the Shire of Falcon's Keep for a day of fighting and revelry. Poor Man's Pennsic marked its 20th anniversary this year.

Same-Gender Consort Proposal

In continuation of its investigation of the matter of same gender couples competing in Crown list, the Board is continuing its quest to solicit commentary on potential language changes to its governing documents regarding this issue.

Sinister Developments in Drachenwald: Leftist Conspiracy?

Reporters working for a Drachenwald publication, ye Sunne in Splendour, have uncovered evidence of a Leftist Power Grab in Drachenwald.

"CPAPs at Pennsic" updated for 2012

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has updated his article on powering CPAP machines and other medical devices at Pennsic-style camping events with new content and pictures.

Board Responds to Comments on Same-Gender Consort Proposal

Should entrants in Royal Lists be allowed to fight for a consort of the same gender? Going to the heart of one of the most visible and celebrated institutions in the Society, this question has proved to be a matter of great moment for members of the Society's governing body, as well as for the membership at large.

Life in A.S. III

Times were simpler in the SCA in A.S. III, as can be seen in an article chronicling Summer Crown Tournament in the West Kingdom (June 23, 1968). The article has been posted by Hirsch on the West Kingdom History website.

Gulf Wars pics from Thursday

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 400 photos from Thursday at Gulf Wars.

Knight of the Spreadsheet

Come tax season, many of us feel like we are going into armored combat. This is easy for Duke Maynard von dem Steine, featured in an advertising campaign for accounting firm Freed Maxick.

Errata sheet available for new Known World Handbook

The SCA Inc. has released an errata sheet, available for free download, for the fourth edition of the Known World Handbook.

Merchant shares memories of An Tir Twelfth Night

On her Rural Revolution blog, merchant Patrice Lewis discusses  - and shares photos from - her recent attendance at An Tir 12th Night in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Patrice and husband Don sold handmade tankards from a "pushcart."

SCA: “4H for Medieval Enthusiasts”

Caylie Sadin, a reporter for NewCity, "Chicago’s only locally owned and operated cultural weekly," recently spent a day at Twelfth Night, an SA event in the Middle Kingdom. Her observations and interviews with SCA members are recorded in a January 27, 2012 article.

First Same-Gender Couple to Ascend Baronial Thrones in Caid

Baron Ursul and Baroness Colette of Caid’s Barony of Gyldenholt have made SCA history by inviting a same-gender couple to become their heirs (posted with kind permission of the author, Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour).

Estrella War Shenanigans

Hello all and sundry. Lord Patrick the Butcher, Bard of the Sun here. You may or may not have heard that we are planning to make this Estrella war the most fun war ever, in the history of wars, and the College Of Bards needs your help, though you may not be a Bard.

SCA 50 Year Anniversary

Mistress Alys Graye of the West Kingdom requests input from the Known World regarding a West Kingdom bid for an event celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the SCA.

SCA Classifieds

Born of a need by the owner to sell used gear of his own, SCA Classifieds is a site for SCA members to buy, sell, trade, giveaway and ask for SCA-related stuff, and there is no charge to list items for sale.