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Palio di Stonemarche photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Palio di Stonemarche 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Students live their medieval characters in Rhode Island

Sixth grade teacher Patricia Bastia of Warwick, Rhode Island has a favorite quote from Ben Franklin: "Tell me, I forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand." This is why Bastia invites members of the SCA each year to involve her students in learning about the Middle Ages. Reporter Ryan D. Murray of the Warwick Beacon spoke with Bastia about the event.

Panteria equestrian photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Panteria 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Mudthaw 2014 photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Mudthaw 2014, which took place in March in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Youth battle in Concordia of the Snows

Gavin Haley is the youth champion in the Northeast, in the East Kingdom. He, along with his comrades do battle each week, under the watchful eyes of his dad, Don “Asgar” Haley, as part of the youth combat program of the SCA groups Barony of Concordia of the Snows (based out of Albany, New York) and the Shire of Glenn Lynn. Eric Jenks of the Saratogian has the story.

Birka 2014 photos online

Brita and Hugh from the East Kingdom report that they have created albums of photos from Market Day at Birka. Brita's photos are available on Shutterfly, while Hugh's may be found on Picasaweb.

Randy Bevins: 21st century Viking

Police officer in Whitehall, New York - and member of the SCA - Randy Bevins is going to Mars, or at least he hopes so. Bevins was one of the 1,058 candidates chosen by Mars One, a Dutch non-profit, which plans to land a four-man crew on the planet in 2025. Bill Toscano of the Post Star has the story.

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.

Q&A: Registering Names and Devices with Mistress Alys Mackyntoich

Mistress Alys Mackyntoich answered a Q&A for the East Kingdom Gazette that covers the process of registering names and devices in the East Kingdom.

A Call for Bids for Pennsic 45 Mayor

So, you want to be the Pennsic Mayor?  Bids for Pennsic 45 (2016) will be accepted until 1 May 2014.

Baron to Knight to Prince in a Day

Brennan mac Fearghus started last Saturday as a Baron.  Before he’d fought his first bout in Crown Tourney, he was a knight. By evening he was a prince.

The Coronation of Kenric II and Avelina II

The East Kingdom Gazette provides a full account, with pictures, of last weekend's coronation of Kenric II and Avelina II at Barony of the Bridge.

The Passing of a Gentle Giant - Master El of the Two Knives

Master El of the Two Knives, one of the founders of the East Kingdom, passed away on October 1, 2013 after a long illness. He will be remembered for his kindness and his long years of service.

Medievalists invade the Ames Free Library

Patrons of the Ames Free Library in Easton, Massachusetts were transported back to the Middle Ages when members of the Society for Creative Anachronism offered them a history lesson, with the group demonstrating its skills in crafts and combat. A photographer from the Easton Journal was on hand to capture the activities.

Artifacts of a Life Worth Examining

At Artifacts of Life this last weekend in the East Kingdom, artists displayed items they made that could have been left behind by a single historic person – their own SCA persona or someone else.

Sanctuary of St. Dymphna created

Pani Magdalena Gdanska reports on a new Yahoo group, the Sanctuary of St Dymphna, which was created for SCA members dealing with mental/emotional/neurological disorders.

Village pillaged in New Jersey

A recent Saturday afternoon in Mount Holly, New Jersey, found axe-throwing Boy Scouts mixing with sword-wielding SCA members at the Pillage the Village fair -- and this year's fair had pirates! Courier-Times staff writer Steven Hart visited the event and has the story. (photos)

Northern Regional War Camp photos online

Brita reports that she has created several albums of photos from the East Kingdom's Northern Regional War Camp. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Baroness Johanna Dudley answers the EK Gazette's Questions

Baroness Johanna Dudley was the first authorized female fighter in the East and former Baroness of Carolingia. The East Kingdom Gazette asked her to share her memories in a Q&A format, which she kindly did.

Photos from NRWC 2013 online

Lady Albreda Aylese and Hugh Tauerner report that they have created albums of photos from Northern Region Warcamp, held in the East Kingdom's Shire of Glen Linn (Warrensburg, NY), July 4-7, 2013.

Great Northeastern War 2013 photos online

Albreda reports that she has created an album of photos from Great Northeastern War which took place July 11-14, 2013 in the Shire of Malagentia in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Brita's Pennsic 42 photos online

Brita, from the East Kingdom, reports that her photos, taken at Pennsic 42, are now available to view online. The photos are available on Shutterfly.

Dad bonds with kids through the SCA

“It promotes honor, courtesy, generosity — a lot of things that are kind of missing in today’s society,” said Asgar Rolfson (Dan Haley) of Sarasota Springs, New York, about his sons' participation with him in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Meg Hagerty of the Post Star spoke with Lord Asgar for a Father's Day article.

Sir Tanaka Raiko made Tyger of the East

Sir Tanaka Raiko, who on Wednesday was named as the 17th Tyger of the East, generously shared with East Kingdom Gazette readers his memories of his induction into the order.

Palio de Stonemarche 2013 photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Palio de Stonemarche which took place June 15, 2013 in the East Kingdom. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

SCA merchant sells, teaches at Massachusetts market

“Women never went out in public without their hair properly covered. But Italian women were notorious for tweaking laws," said Carver, Massachusetts merchant Susan Christiano about hair dressing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Christiano sells handmade snoods and other ornaments at the Carver Farmers’ Market. (photo)

A&S stressed at Rockland demo

Residents of the Penobscot Bay area of Maine were treated to the sight of knights in armor and ladies in fine gowns when the Shire of Hadchester (Rockland) held a Renaissance Faire/demo in Harbor Park. Chris Wolf of The Pilot spoke with members. (photos)

East Kingdom's Archery Champions Decided

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the outgoing Royal Archery Champions of the East ran a devious (some would say “despicable”) tournament to determine their successors.

Laurels Beat Pelicans in Boffer Fundraiser

The Laurels and Pelicans tried to take to the field at Panteria on a rainy weekend to raise money for the East Kingdom's Pennsic War Chest. Instead of holding boffer melees outside, the peers engaged in one-on-one bouts for the entertainment of a soggy crowd at an event where most of the activities were rained out.

So you want to be the Kingdom Seneschal? Thoughts from a prior East Kingdom Seneschal

The East Kingdom has put the call out for a new Kingdom Seneschal.  At the East Kingdom Gazette, an editor and prior Kingdom Seneschale published her thoughts on what possible applicants should consider.