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Historical Glassworks- glassblowing

Historical Glassworks creates handblown glass articles, specializing in historical reproductions. Available items include tools, feast gear, accessories, and decorative gifts. They also offer live demonstrations. View their calendar for a list of upcoming events in your area.

Masterwork Project: Building a Period Computing Device from Scratch

Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.

Thorfin and Etain new Heirs to Western Thrones

Catherine Lorraine reports that Thorfin the Cruel was the victor of the March 23, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Etain du Pommier.

[GLE] Spring Coronation

The Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation of Jon II and Emma. The banners shall fly over the mead hall as our mighty kingdom crowns a new Konungr and Drottning. Awe Hail! As guests of the Barony of Small Gray Bear, April 12-14, 2013.

[ATL] Atlantian Spring Coronation

The Barony of Marinus is honored to host the Coronation of Amos and Ysabella. Come all and help make their day one to remember.  The Beautiful shores of Marinus await your company.

[NOR] Northshield Crown Tournament

Join us in the Barony of Jararvellir for the Crown Tournament of their Royal Majesties Morgan Olander and Lusche della Cassiago as well as celebrating the barony's 40th anniversary!

Lady Sara's Gulf Wars XXII photos online

Lady Sara from the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that she has created an album of photos from Gulf Wars XXII. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Chinese coin found in Kenya suggests medieval trade route

Archaeologists have unearthed a 15th century Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. This find predates European exploration of Asia, indicating the Chinese may have traded directly with Africa.

[ANS] Coronation of Lochlan and Gwen

The Barony of Elfsea is pleased to host, on April 27, 2013 CE The Final Court of Their Majesties Jean Paul II and Gilyan II Join us in wishing Their Majesties a well earned rest.

Boleslav and Astridr new Outlands Heirs

Lord Avram ibn Gabirol reports that Jarl Boleslav, inspired by Countess Astrid, defeated Count Thorbrandr Olafsson, inspired by The Honorable Lady Hasanah bint Khalil al-Najjar, in the final bout of the Spring 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Photos from East Kingdom's King's and Queen's A&S Championship

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from King's and Queen's A&S Championship, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Google.

[DRA] May Coronet Tournament

The Tournament in May for the Coronet of Insulae Draconis will be run by the Shire of Dun in Mara! Submit your letters of intent, and fight for the right to seat your consort on the Throne of the Glorious Principality of Insulae Draconis!

Spencer Museum of Art to present two-day symposium on Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will present a two-day symposium bringing "together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars from the arts, humanities, and sciences to explore the roles that color played in the society, politics, thought, art, and ritual practices of ancient and medieval East Asia." Deadline for online registration is March 1, 2013.

[LOC] Midwinter Coronation AS48

The Barony of Mordenvale requests All Pilgrims on their travels to seek rest at winter’s mid the coronation true of King and Queen of Lochac old to new.

[WES] March Crown Tournament

Come bear witness and join Their Majesties, Obadiah and Ascelin, as They hold the tournament to determine who shall be Their heirs! 

[ATE] Atenveldt Coronation

Join us in a wonderful solar display in the merry month of May, as we bid farewell to our beloved monarch’s Tristan & Damiana and watch the new solar royalty ascend the throne of all Atenveldt.  On May 4th and 5th a weekend of pageantry, gallantry, and spectacle will take place at the Francisco Grande Resort, 26000 W. Gila Bend Highway Casa Grande, Arizona 85293. 

Reporter witnesses crowning of Lochac Royalty

"And lo it came to pass that on Saturday, in Mulgrave, David was crowned King of Lochac, with Claudia at his side as his Queen," writes John Elder, a reporter for The Age (Victoria) about the recent crowning of Felix and Eva in the Kingdom of Lochac. (photos)

In search of rockets

While rockets are often thought of as the realm of modern scientists and the military, they have their roots in medieval China. This article traces their roots from a 12th century party trick to their evolution as the terror of Mongolian invaders.

Gleann Abhann's Tournament of Champions IV photos online

THLady Barbara Sterling reports that an album of photos from Tournament of Champions IV, which took place September 29, 2012 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, are now available to view on the Travels with Lady Barbara website.

Lochlan Dunn victor of Ansteorra Crown Tournament

Andreas von Meissen reports that Count Lochlan Dunn was the winner of the January 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Count Lochlan Dunn was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Gwen verch Cynwrig de Insula Mona.

Sir Kenric Maur Oertha's newest Prince

The result of the January 19, 2013 Coronet Tournet in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West, as reported by cell phone, was: Viscount Sir Kenric Maur defeated Cruscillius, 2 out of 3 in the final bout to take the Coronet.

[ATL] Spring Crown Tournament 2013

The Barony of Raven's Cove is proud to host Spring Crown Tournament 2013 to be held on Saturday May 4, 2013. Come forth and test your worth!

West Kingdom 12th Night 2013 photos online

Duchess megan reports that she has created an album of photos from 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

Proposed Corpora Change Retraction

The Board of Directors has withdrawn a proposal to prohibit a person from being both a competitor and a prospective consort in a Royal List.

[DRA] Drachenwald Crown Tournament

A stunning lake, a castle, a very nice castle, banners flowing in the soft spring wind, beautiful ladies strolling in the small park, a list, a herald's flamboyant voice, shiny armour on expectant fighters, tense consorts in front row seats and a noble King and Queen looking upon it all - it is time for Crown tournament!

[OUT] Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of al-Barran presents Outlands Spring Crown Tournament 2013, March 9-10-2013.

TI searching for articles on "Court as Theatre"

Magister Riordan MacGregor, editor of the SCA's Tournaments Illuminated, reports that the "quest article" for the Second Quarter 2013 Issue is "Court as Theatre."

History Today offers best of 2012 free

In an attempt to lure in potential subscribers, History Today magazine has released a selection of its most popular stories from 2012 on its blog.

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins / Investiture

A Day with the Borgias – a festival in Renaissance Italy at the cross of the 15th and 16th centuries, featuring Delftwood’s 10th Baronial Investiture.

[WES] Cynaguan Winter Investiture

Please come and celebrate the Investiture of the Lord and Lady of the Swan, Thors Stagge and Eowyn! Plan to spend the day with us in fellowship and merriment.