The Known World Players will hold auditions for the Pennsic 43 production of Chaucer's “The Canterbury Tales” this year on the following dates and times at the Amphitheatre:
Archaeologists working on an excavation at Kibbutz Bet Qama, in the B’nei Shimon region of Israel were surprised to discover a beautifully-preserved, Byzantine mosaic dating to the 4th - 6th centuries. The mosaic adorned the floor in what experts believe was a public building. (photo)
The SCA’s Board of Directors sent out a request for comments on a proposed revision to Corpora that concerns Grievances and Sanctions.
Lady Isabel Fleuretan and Augusto G report that they have posted albums of photos from AEthelmearc War Practice which took place May 16-19, 2013 at Cooper's Lake Campground in Pennsylvania. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.
Pennsic 42 Mayor, Mistress Chai’usun, has announced a number of changes of import to those planning to attend this year's War.
Carowyn encourages travelers to the Pennsic War to take care in securing trailers carrying gear with a lock to prevent theft of the trailer.
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts & Sciences.
Baroness Angelique d’Herisson reports that a Red Cross Blood Drive will again take place at this year's Pennsic War.
"What I love about these events is the gentile behaviour of the lords and ladies with everyone embracing the concept of chivalry, honour and grace," said Catalina Damiana Flores de la Monatana (Camila Turner) about attending events in the SCA. Catalina recently spoke to Chris Owen of the Sunshine Coast Daily (Queensland, Australia). (photos)
Restoration of a fresco in the Vatican has revealed a small group of naked dancing men with feathers in their hair. Researchers think these figures may be depictions of Native Americans. The fresco was painted by Renaissance master Pinturicchio in 1494, just two years after Columbus sailed to America.
On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the outgoing Royal Archery Champions of the East ran a devious (some would say “despicable”) tournament to determine their successors.
The outcome of this year’s Pennsic War is based on 47 war points. The East Kingdom Gazette reviews the overall schedule, as it will appear in the site booklet.
An archeologist taking a walk in the woods discovered an inscribed stone that likely belonged to a nearby medieval church in Wales. The decoration on the stone dates to the 9th or 10th century. The stone features an unusual cross only seen in two other stones.
Joe reports that he has created an album of photos from Spring 2013 Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.
The Laurels and Pelicans tried to take to the field at Panteria on a rainy weekend to raise money for the East Kingdom's Pennsic War Chest. Instead of holding boffer melees outside, the peers engaged in one-on-one bouts for the entertainment of a soggy crowd at an event where most of the activities were rained out.
Residents of Perthshire, Scotland will have a unique opportunity in June 2013 to re-discover their own heritage when archaeologists will undertake the excavation of a Pictish longhouse. In addition to the chance to help in the dig, the project will include workshops, guided walks, presentations, and demonstrations.
Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-roku-i Zentarou Umakai, reports that Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have placed three of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage. The announcements were made at AEthelmearc War Practice, May 18, 2013.
Until January 5, 2014, the Corning Museum of Glass will present Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead, a major exhibition of glass beads and beadwork from many cultures. In addition, the museum will offer demonstrations of bead-making, as well as hosting its Annual Seminar on Glass October 18-19, 2013.
On the SCA Newcomers list, THLord Ian the Green offered information on the making of period ink by way of his blog Scribescribbling. He also offers documentation on recent ink-making experiences.
Jim Revells, a.k.a. Olaf Trollhiemsfjord, is in the process of founding a company to teach traditional crafts and trades. Project Trollhiem, LLC is currently seeking funding to take their program on the road.