Arts and Sciences

Activities and research related to trades, crafts, occupations, or daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as performing and fine arts.

Ice Dragon

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The Ice Dragon is Coming! The Ice Dragon is Coming!! Run, don’t walk, to you nearest phone, mail box, or computer and find out how to have the best March 17, 2007 of your lives.

That’s right good gentles, The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael is proud to present for the 29th consecutive year, the one! The only! The Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon!

Well to put it briefly, Ice Dragon is the premier A&S, one of the largest Heavy, and finest fencing event within the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Hamburg New York)

Yule Feast and Revel

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Yule, the feast of light! Once again we will celebrate the return of the sun. This year's feast will include games, dancing, and A&S classes. Don't have a mask for the 12th Night Masquerade Ball yet? Come make one with us. After dinner there will be a White Elephant trade. Please bring a wrapped toy as well as one wrapped gift for every member of your party. (We will be donating any extra toys to Toys for Tots.) Location:
Palatine Barony of Allyshia (Eureka, California)

Yule

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Winter has come to Winter's Gate and it is time to celebrate Yule, with the fun merriment and good company. There will be the traditional Winter's Gate gift exchange. The feast is potluck so bring a yummy dish to warm our bellies. The competitions will be warm beverages to fight the cold winter's night (note site is DRY), also warm winter attire to ward off Ye Old Man Winter (Full outfits, cloaks and accessories). There will also be games and singing. Hope to see you all there. Location:
Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Yule

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Celebrate Yule with a day of games, entertainment, and food. We will provide the meat for the feast and the rest will be potluck-style. Using your mundane last name: A-G, salads or soups; H-N, side dish; O-Z, desserts. There is no main theme, so just share your favorite Medieval delight. There will be competitions of Best Decorated Table, Best Toast, and a candy guessing game for children and adults. There will also be a Silent Auction. The Blue Bowl cooking competition will be any dish containing a winter vegetable. A Toys for Tots barrel will be at the location and anyone who brings a donation will receive 5 chances for our door prizes. Location:
Barony of Fettburg (Manteca, California)

Yule Revel

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Raise a glass of warm cheer and revel in our winter wonderland! To honor the Prince and Princess of the Mists, our very own Brion and Ysabella, we challenge our honored guests to help us create a visual feast of green and white, our very own winter wonderland. Best table decoration will win two tickets to the West Kingdom 12th Night! Put on your finery and dancing shoes! Dancing with instruction will take place after dinner. We will be having a silent auction, so bring your checkbooks. Beautifully-themed evergreen wreathes and ornaments will be available for the lucky winners. If you wish to, please bring a new, unwrapped child's gift for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery (Concord). Location:
Shire of Teufelberg (Orinda, California)

Jingles Feast

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We invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast. Come and enjoy fantastic food prepared by Master Fionn Mac Pháil. Games and classes will be offered from noon until the start of the feast. Competitions include "Best use of Bells", "Best Table Decoration", and of course "The Silver Tongued Devil". We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on. Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)

Twelfth Night Coronation

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Greetings to the West Kingdom Populace. The Barony of Fett Burg is hosting this year's Twelfth at the Modesto Center Plaza. Come join us in celebrating the investing of our next King and Queen, Uther and Kára.

Competitions: Arts: painting or drawing down in the Renaissance style; Sciences: Book Binding; Wooden Spoon: Cook off (see Page for details/recipe). Guild and artisans displays will be in the A&S Location:
Barony of Fett Burg (Modesto, California)

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2006.

Frugal SCAdians

Sharon Gordon has announced that a new discussion list for those who would like to economize on their SCA expenditures has been created. The SCACreativeFrugality list is open to anyone interesting in saving a few pence and sharing their tips.

New Laurel and Pelican in Drachenwald

At Kingdom University in Drachenwald this last weekend, Lady Stella Seraphina von Leuchtenberg was elevated to the Order of the Laurel (for her cooking arts) and Lord George Fitzhume was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by King Michael and Queen Moira.

Atlantia Kingdom Twelfth Night

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The winter winds are blowing and the festival season is here. Their Royal Majesties Ragnarr and Anneke invite you to join them in Their Twelfth Night Celebration, to be held in their Canton of Charlesbury Crossing. Join us for dancing and celebration to welcome in the New Year.

Site: St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Site Restrictions: Beer and wine only are permitted. Period Location:
Canton of Charlesbury Crossing (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Warlord and Champions 2007

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This June, the 14-17, 2007 Dragonsspine will be hosting its Baron's Brewing Competition yet again. This time, we offer it with the enticement of celebrating the Brewers as well as the Outlands at the Outlands' 21st Birthday Party later following the competition!

This event will not be your typical Champions as there will not only be tournaments, but also battles of a grand scale fought in and around a castle Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Oerthan Winter Coronet 2007

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Their Highnesses, Fergus and Margarita, Prince and Princess of Oertha, invite you to an English country manor house this January thirteenth and fourteenth, 2007 to bear witness to the selection and investiture of Their rightful heirs. They invite all combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field of honor to do battle for the right to claim the coronets of Oertha.

Their will be many opportunities to display your various skills in Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Mists Fall Investiture

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Greetings Unto the Populace of the Mist, and welcome to Fall Investiture! Hail the Prince and Princess of the Mists, and their successors. We shall revel mightily and dine most grandly!

Site
St Mark's Episcopal Church
1957 Pruneridge Ave
Santa Clara, CA

Site opens at 10am and closes at 10pm.

Fees
Site fee is $8 for members and $11 for non members
Children under age 10 are free. Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Pre-Registration Required for Estrella A&S

Mistress Marguerite Dinard, Atenveldt Minister of Arts & Sciences, has announced that pre-registration will be required for the Arts and Sciences competition at Estrella XXIII.

Kings Crossing Fall Festival

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The Shire of Kings Crossing would like to invite everyone to join us November 11, 2006. We are celebrating our 2nd Birthday with a fantastic Fall Festival (Yes, we are entering our terrible twos-can we get any worse?). A full day of activities is planned. There is something for everyone! We will have both a Heavy Weapons Tournament, and a Fencing Tournament that will challenge and refine your skills. Artisans please come and join our Arts and Sciences display. Show the world the amazing talents within our beloved kingdom. Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Washington, Pennsylvania)

Selviergard Yule

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We send this missive to invite all to join us for the festivities. It is that time of year again!!! There will be heavy, rapier and 4th annual rock-paper-scissors tournaments. Each fighter and consort must bring at least one new, non-gift wrapped toy per Tournament entered to be donated to the Toys for Tots program. Uniformed Marines will pick up toys! There will also be a children's activity table going. Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Yule Toy Tourney

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We invite all of our neighbors to come south for the winter to enjoy a day of fun, friendship and fighting with The Canton of St Georges. We are hosting the event to gather toys for children whose holiday season would be brightened by the simple act of being given a toy and we hope that you will join us for this day of fun.The Autocrat would appreciate an email RSVP so we have an idea of how many are planning to attend. Location:
Canton of St. Georges (Piedmont, South Carolina)

Dernehealde Throws A Snowball!

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Dernehealde Throws A Snowball! & Middle Marches Baronial Championships: A CHARITY EVENT TO BENEFIT TOYS FOR TOTS, December 9th 2006

At The Historic Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center in Athens Ohio

Site opens at 9am and closes promptly at 12am. (At 12:15am we release the Mountain Troll, all revelers left over will be eaten or enslaved.) Come join us for a day of dancing, fighting, dancing, classes, dancing, merchants and a feast not to be missed. Location:
Shire of Dernehealde (Athens Ohio)

A Thousand and Two Nights, the Barony of Bright Hills was a Middle Eastern Dream!

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg reports on "A Thousand and Two Nights", a Middle Eastern themed event held annually in the Barony of Bright Hills in Atlantia.

Defenders of the Rose

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Unto the good peoples of Ansteorra, warm greetings from the Companions of the Order of the Rose in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Once again, with the approval of Their Majesties and the gracious assistance of the Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of Shadowlands, the Companions of the Order of the Rose announce our Defenders of the Rose event! The Defenders of the Rose II is a two-day event, and the Order gently requests that all good folk attending plan to stay through the Rose Court that will end the event on Sunday afternoon. Location:
Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of Shadowlands (Ansteorra)

All Souls Day: Dark Dark Ages

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They came from across the sea...first as mercenaries, then as invaders. Settlers followed and spread throughout lands occupied by others. War ensued. From the mists a leader did come, to unite his people and sit at round tables. Success was theirs....for a while. For the strength of the invaders was greater, and their victories more. And out of ruins of a conquered people new kingdoms were built. The rest is but legend... Location:
Shire of Vanished Wood (Elgin, Illinois)

Years’ End Tourneys and Championships

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We invite one and all to a full day of Tournaments and Competitions – Heavy Weapons, Fencing, Equestrian Arts, Thrown Weapons, Archery, Arts and Sciences, and Bardic Performance - all will be put to the test, with special awards for Tourney/Competition winners, and the naming of the Endless Hills’ Baronial Champions!

The Tournaments and Competitions are open to all, but the Baronial Champions will be selected from Barony members who compete. Inspections for all competitions begin promptly at 8:30 AM! New—The Barony of Endless Hills Cooking Guild is sponsoring a Cooking Challenge! Contact Mistress Euriol of Lothian (Cassandra Baldassano) at euriol@epix.net for information! New! Hound Coursing has been arranged! Contact Lord Stefan Legas at stefanlegas57@earthlink.net for information! Brewers and Vintners – Come compete in the Brewer’s Guild Competition! Four categories – Beers and Ales, Wines, Cordials, and Non-Alcoholic! Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Dalton, Pennsylvania)

12th Night/Collegium Cambrium

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Bryn Madoc invites the gentles of Meridies to celebrate the end of the holiday season with us at 12th Night/Collegium Cambrium.

Save the Date! Saturday, January 13, at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church in Athens, GA.

The day will be filled with classes taught by some of Bryn Madoc's most talented peers, and will be followed by an evening of feasting and reveling with our traditional covered-dish feast. Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Athens, Georgia)

Winterkingdom XVIII

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The Barony of Northkeep invites you to attend a day of fun, companionship, camaraderie, and learning.

December 9, 2006
Sts. Peter & Paul School
1428 North 67th East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Site Opens at 9:00 AM, closes at 10:00 PM

Please contact the autocrats if you would like to teach a class, or have a class you would like to see taught!

* This is a DRY site. Location:
Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Herbst Angemessen

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The Barony of Marinus invites you to celebrate autumn with us at a German Faire for the benefit of the public. The 14 acre site is the new brewery and organic farm for the Weeping Radish Tavern and will be available for our private entertainment after 5 pm each evening. Come out and put on a show for the public and then join us in a scrumptious feast followed by a bardic circle and revelry.

Martial Activities: Mounted cavalry games, Hound Coursing, Armored combat, Rapier, Archery, Siege weapons, thrown weapons. See website for details. Location:
Barony of Marinus (Grandy, North Carolina)

Hallowtide II

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As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change we, in the Shire of Blackwater, invite the Glorious Populace of Aethelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm.

As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting IV

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fourth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 10-12 (a week earlier than usual), at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 11th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaaldr Frirsverth. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at 1PM on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

Outlands Event Photo Albums Online

Arwen has posted a series of photos albums from events in the Kingdom of the Outlands for 2005. The events include Outlands 20th Year, Estrella 2005, Straight and Narrow 2005, Stag's Con 2005 and Queen's Prize 2005.

Medieval Festival Delights Utah Residents

The citizens of the Provo, Utah area were recently invited to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages and participate in the fourth annual Utah Medieval Festival at Utah Valley State College. Rodger L. Hardy of the Deseret Morning News has the story.