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Shakespearean Puppet Competition at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:08

Mathurin of the Falcon Banner reports that Northern Oaken War Maneuvers in the Kingdom of the Middle will feature a Shakespearean Puppet Competition.

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Pennsic: Scheduling Activities on the Battlefield

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:12

From the Midrealm Gazette: Countess Joleicia of Litchfield, Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler, reports that requests are now being taken for activities on the Pennsic 44 battlefield.

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Swords clash in AEthelmearc

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:00

The sounds of sword on metal armor and the twang of bowstrings were heard recently at a fighter practice at Highland Park along Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photographer Justin Merriman, of the Tribune-Review, caught some of the action. (photos)

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Six elevated to Peerages at Rowany Festival

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:45

Gunther Canon reports that at Their recent Rowany Festival, Their Majesties Kinggiyadai Khagan and Altani Khalighu Yeke of the Kingdom of Lochac honored a number of Their Subjects by offering them entry in the various Orders of the Peerage.

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Order of Defense Premieres tapped in Atlantia

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 08:15

Cian Triton, Principal Herald, reports that Their Majesties Logan and Esa of the Kingdom of Atlantia announced the kingdom Premieres of the Order of Defense at Their April 11, 2015 Coronation. Those chosen were Master Aedan Aylwyn, Master Alan of Gravesend, and Master Giacomo Vincenti.

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New USA Knight talks strategy

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 17:03

The May issue of New Hampshire Magazine offers an interview with Evan Ringo, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a competitor in the Armored Combat League, and a new member of USA Knights. Rick Broussard conducted the interview.

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"Authenticity is the goal" for East Kingdom SCA family

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:34

Since the late 1980s, Astrida and Stephen Schaeffer of North Berwick, Maine have lived parallel lives: modern careers and family life and the life of a 14th century family as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Schaeffers discussed the SCA with Jeanne McCartin of (photos)

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Evolution of SCA Communications Survey

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:30

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey designed to gather data to assist in the evolution of communications within the SCA.

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Steffan Glaube new Lochac Prince

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:35

Caristiona nic Beathain, Lochac Seneschal, reports that Sir Steffan Glaube defeated Sir Radbot Von Borg in the final bout of the May 2015 Crown Tournament in the kingdom of Lochac.

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New draft of SCA Ltd. Social Media Policy for comment

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 23:15

A new draft for a SCA Ltd Social Media Policy has been approved by the SCA Ltd Board for release for comment. This new draft is a modified version of the SCA Inc (Society) policy that is in effect in the USA, NZ and (until we have our own) Australia.

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ACCEPS Situation Update

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 18:49

The Society Seneschal of the SCA has posted further commentary about the discontinuation of the ACCEPS event registration system.

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Glassware evidence of East meets West

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 13:39

The discovery of a glass dish in a burial mound in Japan provides new evidence that contact existed between eastern Asia and the Roman Empire in the 5th century. The clear dark blue dish is believed to have originated in Sassanid Persia. (photo)

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Maryport named Research Project of the Year 2015

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 15:20

Each year, Current Archaeology magazine gives an award for the Research Project of the Year. Senhouse Museum Trust and archaeologists from Newcastle University have been working for over four years at the Camp Farm site near Maryport, and they have been named the 2015 recipients of the award.

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Three tapped for elevation at AEthelmearc's Ice Dragon

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:50

Kameshima Zentar Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their recent Passing of the Ice Dragon event in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed three of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.

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Pennsic War Points Announced

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 20:23

His Majesty of the East Kingdom released the listing of Pennsic War Points to the East Kingdom Gazette.

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Mystery of the Viking pot: Solved

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:40

In September 2014, metal detectorist Derek McLennan discovered over 100 artifacts in a field near Dumfries, Scotland. Among them was a 1,200-year-old Viking pot, heavy enough to contain something, but too fragile to open. Now archaeologists have been able to determine what is in the pot with the help of a CT scan. (photos)

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Gulf Wars 2015 photos online

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:31

Giovanni della Torre reports that his lady, Kathy, has posted photos from Gulf wars 2015. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.

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Richard III: Just misunderstood?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:54

Members of the Richard III Society have long believed that the last medieval king of England got a bad rap from the conquering Tudors and their bard, William Shakespeare. Now, with the discovery of Richard's remains, others are beginning to reconsider the monarch. (audio interview)

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Auckland Castle Trust buys Binchester Roman Town

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:23

Plans are afoot for the revamping of the Binchester Roman Town in County Durham, England, with the purchase of the archaeological site by the owners of nearby Auckland Castle. Among those announced are the construction of a glass walkway over the dig, and a visitors' center.

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Higgins Armor Collection sale catalog online

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:17

On May 7, 2014, the armor collection of the Higgins Museum was sold by Thomas Del Mar Ltd at Southby's Auction House in London. The catalog from the sale is available online in PDF format.

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