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SCA anticipates upcoming "L-ebration"

Striving to be as period as possible, the SCA has renamed its upcoming anniversary event from "50 Year" to "L Year".

Scheduled Downtime for will be offline for approximately two hours, beginning around 8:30 p.m. US Eastern (GMT-5:00) on Sunday, November 29. During the outage we will be making changes to the virtual server hardware. (Update: This work has been completed. Thank you for your patience.)

Future SCA Events to Take Place Only in Facebook

Bowing to the inevitable, the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. has announced that beginning May 1, 2016, all SCA events will take place in cyberspace, using Facebook.

Pennsic Blood Drive Becomes Fully Authentic

The traditional Pennsic Blood Drive, held the middle weekend between Peace Week and War Week, is getting an extreme makeover this year, as blood collection will now follow fully period medical practices.

Farewell to Lord Sedric Edye

On January 25, the Middle Kingdom lost Lord Sedric Edye, a founding member of the Marche of Alderford and a close friend of the staff.

Barony of Whiterun event showcases Nordic theme

Just in time for spring, an upcoming event in the Barony of Whiterun will feature Nordic-themed combat, arts and sciences, merchants, and especially archery.

Scheduled outage of will be offline for up to an hour, beginning at approximately 18:00 U.S. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) today, for an upgrade of the site's virtual hardware. (UPDATE: Completed!)

Sunset for Calendar/Events feature

Based on reader comments (both online and offline), will phase out the Events (Calendar) feature gradually over the next several months, and discontinue it entirely as of September 1, 2013.

Request for Comment: considers change to event calendar policy

We are considering a change to the way we obtain event listings for our calendar, or possibly eliminating the calendar altogether, and comments from readers are encouraged to help us make the decision. server outage experienced a brief outage (less than 30 minutes) Friday, and will be deliberately offline about 60 minutes, for a scheduled upgrade, this weekend. The upgrade is currently planned for early evening (U.S. Eastern time, GMT-4:00) on Saturday, April 13.

Cheezburger network to take over

Yes, you can haz mediebel storiez!!1!

New SCA canton founded beneath car park

Following the highly publicized discovery of King Richard III underneath a Leicestershire parking lot, and the subsequent discovery of a knight's grave below a parking lot in Edinburgh, a new SCA group is forming underneath the park'n'ride near the Long Island Expressway in Melville, New York.

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.

Contributors: Problem with Firefox 15 on resolved

We have installed a new WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor module for, and the new module resolves a compatibility problem with Firefox version 15.

Contributors: Problem with Firefox version 15 on

We have just become aware that a recent Firefox update, version 15, may be causing a problem with our web interface to contribute articles. There have been no changes to our site, and we have confirmed that the bug does not appear in Chrome or earlier Firefox versions.

Having trouble connecting to

Our site ran out of resources because of an overly-aggressive search spider, so we have tightened our network firewall filters to prevent this in the future. Your help is needed as we fine-tune the settings. moved to new server

Late Sunday evening, we completed migration to our new server.  If you are reading this, your ISP has found the new location.

Publisher eliminates collective bargaining rights from staff

In a move ostensibly aimed at closing a budget deficit, Publisher Justinos Tekton has signed an executive order eliminating collective bargaining rights from staff members, and cutting their wages significantly.

An Historical Brief of Time

Pun intended -- sorry about that! Were you irritated that you had to change your settings for Daylight Savings Time? Or are you even more irritated that the times on story postings are nowhere close to correct for your timezone? If you are a registered user at, there is an easy solution. adds anti-spam measure to account creation

With regret for the inconvenience, we have added an extra approval step to account creation in order to combat increasingly aggressive spam attempts. This affects only new accounts, not existing ones.

SCA Census 2010 Committee Needs a Few More Hands

Benjamin M. White, Chairman, SCA Census 2010 Committee, requests help with census data prep and statistical analysis. Editor hits 10,000 article milestone

Milica doesn't know I'm publishing this, but I couldn't resist! Over this past weekend, our devoted Editor-In-Chief hit a major milestone when her 10,000th article was published on this web site. New! Improved! Now with flavor!

You won't notice major changes in the look of the site, though we are working on a cosmetic refresh in the near future. But we have added some features that we think our readers and contributors will find useful. UPDATED 2010-01-17 22:40 EST

Scheduled downtime for software upgrade

Assuming final testing goes well, will be offline for a while on Sunday, January 17, for a software upgrade. back online after a rough night is back online after an extended outage due to a failure of our colocated server. The hosting provider expedited new hardware for us, and we worked through the night to get everything up and running. A few loose ends remain, however. server going offline for emergency maintenance

Due to a data storage problem, the server will be going offline for hardware replacement some time within the next 24 hours. Until this is completed, things are going to be very...interesting. (UPDATE STORY TO FOLLOW) Editor to be Honored with Peerage

On April 4, at the Grand Tournament of the Unicorn in the Midrealm Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Their Majesties Ullr and AnneLyse placed Milica of Varna, Editor-in-Chief of, on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican. to acquire Pennsic Independent

(New York: 2009-04-01) Furthering the trend toward media consolidation, has agreed to acquire its financially-troubled rival, the Pennsic Independent, in a cash and stock swap valued at US$300K. unscheduled outage

There was a network outage at's upstream hosting provider that took us offline from about 12:20 EST to 15:50 EST (GMT-5:00). We are back online now, and we apologize for any inconvenience. software upgrade and server migration has upgraded to a new version of the Drupal content management system and migrated to a later-generation server. As a consequence, some features of the site have changed slightly.