Armoured Combat

Combat wearing varying degrees of replica or reproduction armor simulating "heavy infantry" warfare or tournaments.

“I was a geek at school, but now I am a geek with a sword”

Dan Pearce is a self-proclaimed geek. He recently spoke with a reporter from the Daily Liberal in Dubbo, NSW, Australia, about his participation in the SCA where he says he is now "a geek with a sword."

[WES] March Crown Tournament

Come bear witness and join Their Majesties, Uther and Kara, as They hold the tournament to determine who shall be Their heirs with a weekend of fighting, arts, sciences, dance, music, competitions, revelry and more.

[NOR] Feast of Fools

The Shire of Korsvag invites you to join us for Feast of Fools 2012! This will be a relaxing event with plenty of opportunities to catch up with old and new friends after a long Northshield winter.

[ATE] Crown Tournament

With the blessing of Their Radiant Solar Majesties Craven and Elzbieta, the Barony of Twin Moons invites one and all to join in the lands of the Lunatic Barony to bear witness to the spectacle that is Crown Tournament! 

[ANS] Elfsea Defender

Alejandro and Amalia, Baròn y Baronesa de Elfsea, invite one and all to Elfsea Defender, March Thirtieth to April First, Anno Societatis XLVI (2012 AD).

"Like boxing with crowbars"

A major discussion popped up recently on Reddit about a photo of two SCA fighters in a lonely parking garage. Most fun are the comments of readers who don't quite know what to make of the duo.

Anteorra Winter 2012 Crown Tourney videos

Lord Owen Longstrider and Lady Gwen have posted several videos from the January 14, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The videos are available on YouTube.

[LOC] Celebration of Seasons: Litha

Come enjoy summer’s end in the Northern Reaches in the Barony of Saint Florian de la Riviere with a Tournament of matched weapons and a picnic in the park.

[LOC] Darton Anniversary

Darton Anniversary event. A weekend of Italian cuisine courtesy of Master Stefano da Urbino. Friday night a tavern, Saturday Darton Champion Tourney, Rapier Tourney and Archery, at night a masked ball. Sunday a market and A&S display.

[EAL] Mega Practice

Canton der Welfengau will sponsor the Mega Practice on February 26, 2012 in conjunction with the University of Guelph Medieval & Renaissance Society. SCA and university waiver policies will be in effect.

Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire

The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire March 3-4, 2012 At the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds

Battle of the Nations -- on TV

International teams come together for grand European melee battle at Battle of the Nations. Now a television series covers the action. Episodes are on YouTube.

[ART] Spring Thaw

Pray tend all! The time has come for the rebirth of our precious world and the battle for freedom from its icy tomb. Come friends and join the Shire of Twae Linnes on April the 21st, 2012 in celebration of this event.

[ATE] Practicum of the Sword VI

Come join us in the Barony of Starkhafn, and partake of our famous hospitality in the desert, as we once again engage in a weekend of classes with an emphasis on sword combat in SCA armored, unarmored and rapier formats, with an eye on the historical use of the weapons, and other matters of import to the well-rounded swordsman and swordswoman!

Video captures tournament action in Canton of the Golden Playne

Ii Toonishinokami Katsumori reports that a video is available on YouTube of armored combat at the January 7, 2012 Tourney of Skyhawk in the Canton of the Golden Playne (Thailand).

[LOC] Single Sword Tourney

Abertridwr presents Single Sword Tourney on 11/2/2012

Taran and Heleyne new Prince and Princess of Oertha

Baron Khevron reports that Taran Arnfast, fighting for Heleyne of Avebury, defeated Viscount Sir Kenric Maur, fighting for Dagmar the Red, in two fights in the final bout of the Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.

[CAI] Dun Or Anniversary Tourney

The time has come for the 20th Anniversary of Dun Or... next year we will be legal adults!! Please join us for our Anniversary Tournament on April 21, 2012.

[ANS] Provincial Games

The Province of Mooneschadowe presents Provincial Games, a melee event dedicated to games! February 18, 2012 in Stillwater, OK

"Bruises and bloody noses are part of the deal" at Trier's gladiator school

Residents of Trier, Germany's oldest city, have become accustomed to the sounds of battle cries and metal on metal as more and more citizens join the city's gladiator school in its 2000-year-old Roman arena.

"It's about interaction and fun, not delusion"

Gerry Dowswell is retired, but that doesn't keep him from wielding a sword in his local chapter of the Society for Creatiuve Anachronism. He knows where his character ends and real life begins. "It's about interaction and fun," Dowswell said, "not delusion." (video)

Help with a quest: Battle of Nations Team USA

Bob Dionisio is funding for his attendance at the upcoming Battle of Nations where he will participate as part of Team USA.

[EAL] Ealdormere War College

ALL FIGHTERS THAT LOVE MELEE, THIS IS YOUR EVENT! A day of classes, drills and all the melee fighting you can handle!

[LOC] Valentine's in Antioch

Valentine's in Antioch, sponsored by Willoughby Vale. February 11, 2012.

Hrafn Olafsson victor of Ansteorra's Winter 2012 Crown Tournament

On Legio Draconis, Hrólfr reports that Hrafn Olafsson was the winner of the Winter 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Elizabeta di Valore della Rosawill.

Marius and Conna new Heirs to the Throne of Calontir

Armour Archive reports that Sir Marius Lucian Fidelis, fighting for Mistress Conna Ingen Ui Chearbhaill was the victor of the January 15, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

[DRA] Crown Tournament Spring 2012

The Incipient Shire of Depedene under Wychwood invites one and all to the grand spectacle that is Crown Tourney!

[WES] Court of Love

Fyne and Goode Folk, all! Be it knowne that the Canton of  Borderwinds in the Barony of Tarnmist doth invite you to our annual Court of Love, honoring our Lady of Love and Beauty, Lady Jena Whiteheart, and her Courageous Lord, Cormac Whiteheart, our Lord Protector!

SCA joins Roller Vixens for charity event

It's a "continuing partnership," said Morgantown Roller Vixen Brianna Lovell about Jingle Brawl, a recent charity event featuring three roller derby scrimmage games and an armored combat demo by the local SCA group. Reporter Alex Hines of WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia has the story.

[LOC] The Feast of Venus

Be it known that Venus, the Goddess of Love herself, invites you all to a celebration of romance and chivalry in the fair gardens of the Barony of Politarchopolis.