Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

Call for Assistance in Afghanistan

Tymothe Rankyn of Cathanar (Sgt Eric Rankin, USMC) reports that gentles serving in the military at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan have created an SCA group, and are in need of rapier equipment.

[EAL] Tournoi du Couer deGlace

The Shire of Bastille du Lac would like to invite all fighters and fencers to compete in the first tournament
of the year!

[GLE] Swamp Romp

Shire Troll Fen's Swamp Romp/TOC Qualifier January 28 - 30, 2011

[GLE] Gleann Abhann War Practice

The Shire of Iron Ox would like to invite fighters light and heavy to a Gleann Abhann War Practice which will be held on the 22nd of January 2011.

Don Tariq ibn Jelal elevated to Laurel in Lochac

Giles de Roet reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Lochac have chosen to elevate Don Tariq ibn Jelal to the Order of the Laurel for his years of research and application of period fencing.

National Historical Swordsmanship Convention 2011

The NATIONAL HISTORICAL SWORDSMANSHIP CONVENTION (NHSC, pronounced "Nisk") is a 3-day special event that brings top level instruction in early-Renaissance European swordsmanship to fencers of all experience levels. NHSC will provide an integrated, focused approach that will take your historical fencing to the next level.

Shava's photos from Boar's Head

Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, shares photos and memories from Boar's Head which took place recently in the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr.

Chicago Swordplay Guild on the march

The 2010 Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago included more than just the usual festive floats and marching bands. This year the Chicago Swordplay Guild, a live steel fighting organization, took part. WGN Television offers a video clip of their participation.

[LOC] Red & White Holi Day

Reserve a place in your calendar for Willoughby Vales annaul - Red & White event.

[EAL] Super Sunday Rapier & Fighter Practice

Super Sunday Rapier & Fighter Practice Sponsored by the Barony of Ben Dunfirth

[MER] Diverse Pleasures VII

Join us for a day of classes that emphasize our roots! Remember the days before Paypal and eBay? We are designing our curriculum around learning how to make and do everything we can. Armor, chain maille, clothing, weaving, food, decorations, etc. and learning the history of the time period we enjoy.

[LOC] Twelfth Night 2011

A picnic in grand style as we Receive Our new King, Crown Prince Gabriel and Queen, Crown Princess Constanzia on the most auspicious date of 15 January 2011 being the remembrance of the Coronation of Elizabeth 1 of England in 1559, which can only bring prosperity and harmony to Lochac.

Photos from Caid's Coronation and Queens Champion online

Kitta reports that a large album of photos from Caid Coronation and Queen's Champion are now available to view online. The photos were taken by Earl, and are available on SmugMug.

[ATE] Dies Fortunae

Dies Fortunae
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Good Fortune smiles upon those with honor.
Good Fortune favors warriors with noble intent.
Good Fortune awaits those gentles both brave and true.
Join us on December 4, 2010 to seek your Fortune!

[EAS] Duello 2010

With winter approaching and the victory of the Pennsic War safely in hand, we must not sit idle and let newly acquired or honed skills atrophy! One of the main tools that led to our victories in the field was the ability of our commanders and experienced fighters to strategize. We must also recognize the important contribution of the many new combatants who helped us win the rapier war points.

[EAL] Winter War 14

The winter months are upon us again. The Pennsic war drums have faded in the distance, and we have contented ourselves with counting our spoils in front of our warm hearth fires. Remember though… somewhere, right now, someone is training harder than you.

[MID] Christmas Tourney XXXIX

Barony of the Flame presents Christmas Tourney XXXIX on December 4th, 2010. Once again, it's time to gather up toys and coats for the Baron's toy tourney. This year, we'll be at a new site, with lots of space for plenty of activities.

Pictures from Jararvellir's Harvest Moot

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Kingdom Chronicler of Northshield, reports on and shares photos from the recent Harvest Moot in the Barony of Jararvellir. The photos are available on the Northshield Gallery.

[OUT] Winterwolf 2011

The snow looms close as the lone wolf howls, Winterwolf is coming soon. Heralds will call and the warriors will clash in epic combat.

[DRA] Meadomarsh Thanksgiving

The end of the year draws near and it’s time to look back and think about the help and support that we got from friends far and near. And what would be more fitting as to thank those friends with a weekend of celebration, fun and good company.

[EAL] MegaPractice in Guelph

Der Welfengau is holding the next in a series of large scale fencing practices on Sunday, October 24, 2010 the day after Crown Tourney, at the University of Guelph. These practices are intended to bring a large number of fencers and people with an interest in the martial arts of the SCA
together to share what they know and have fun while doing it.

[ATE] Burning Ship

Do you think you're pirate enough to brave the dreaded Burning Ship, avoid the flames, fight with other pirates and live to tell the tale?? Then join us for Burning Ship tourney!!

SCA entertains crowd in Keokuk

Members of the SCA joined forces with actors to participate in the first Mrs. Ippy Dam Renaissance Faire held recently at Hubinger Landing in Keokuk, Iowa. Jeff Hunt of The Hawk Eye has the story. (photos)

[MID] Road to Canterbury

The Marche of Gwyntarian presents: Road to Canterbury: Pilgrims and Peasants Welcome

[MER] Northern Regional Fighter Practice

I wanted to put this out here, just in case anyone might be up in our neck of the woods on October 17th. The first regional fighter practice held in this round was hosted by Glaedenfeld the day after Tavern Brawl and was a real blast! We hope to have as big or better a turn out up here in Murray!

[AET] Queen's Rapier Championship

Her Royal Majesty has decided that all sly swordsmen (and women) of slashing steel should compete to be Her Royal Champion of the Fence. In order to decide who will fill this prestigious role, She has asked the Shire of Stormsport (Erie, PA) to host a grand tournament on October 9, 2010.

[MER] Talmere Tourney

All ye Meridien Gentles are invited to enjoy and compete in the annual Talmere Tourney. Champions will be crowned in Heavy and Rapier fighting. Prizes will be awarded for Arts and Sciences, and for the talented Bards among you as well.

[GLE] Regional Rapier Practice

I am pleased to announce a regional Rapier fighter practice, to be held in conjunction with the Shire of Wyrmgeist fighter practice on the afternoon of Sunday, October 10, 2010.  If Diamond Wars is out of reach, come play with us instead.

[EAS] St. Eligius A&S Competition & Baronial Birthday

Be welcomed and join the populace of Dragonship Haven, at our Baronial birthday/St Eligius celebration on November 20th at our wonderful new site.

SCA members help with 4H Ren Faire

East Kingdom members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were among the participants at the recent Renaissance Faire in Warren County, New Jersey. NJ.com has the story. (photos)