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Fun and a history lesson in North Carolina

SCA Today - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:26

Attendees of Pamlico Community College's second annual renaissance fair in Grantsboro, North Carolina come for a number of reasons: the fun, the music and the history. This year's fair was visited by Charles Hall of the Sun Journal. (photos)

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2014-11-01 - Fall Bransle

Midrealm Calendar - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:00

Medieval Italian died of brucellosis, say scientists

SCA Today - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:22

DNA testing has revealed that a man, whose skeleton was found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village, died of an infection called brucellosis usually acquired by ingesting unpasteurized dairy products. The report, by Warwick Medical School's Professor Mark Pallen and his colleagues, was published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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John C. Reilly at the ren faire

SCA Today - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:07

Any self-proclaimed geek will appreciate actor John C. Reilly's story about his attendance at a Renaissance faire. He shared the story, as well as a photo of himself from the time, on Late Night with David Letterman. (video)

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2014-11-01 - Fall Bransle

Midrealm Calendar - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:00

More Pennsic 43 photos online

SCA Today - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:28

Brita of the East Kingdom reports that she has created an album of photos from Pennsic 43. The photos may be viewed on her Shutterfly website.

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The diet of a king

SCA Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:11

The discovery of the remains of Richard III has given the scientific community an unparalleled glimpse into royal lifestyles in the Middle Ages. The latest published research involves the diet and drinking habits of the 15th century monarch.

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2014-11-01 - Fall Harvest

Midrealm Calendar - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:00

2014-11-01 - Fall Harvest

Midrealm Calendar - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00

2014-11-01 - All Souls

Midrealm Calendar - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00

An SCA Challenge

SCA Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:43

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of the Kingdom of Northshield has posed a challenge to SCA members in her kingdom and to the Known World: Do five things to better the SCA and your experience of it.

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2014-11-01 - Fall Bransle

Midrealm Calendar - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:00

A day in the park with Stormwrath

SCA Today - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:11

It's 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Riverside Park, Wichita, Kansas, but that doesn't deter Eric Simoncic and Andrew Walker, members of Stormwrath, the local chapter of the Midwest Dagorhir Union, who spent the hot day practicing with foam weapons. Kelsey Ryan of the Wichita Eagle has the story.

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2014-11-01 - All Souls

Midrealm Calendar - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:00

Medieval tithe barn unearthed at Croxton Kerrial dig

SCA Today - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:59

Project leader Tony Connolly of the Framland Local Archaeology Group has been hoping to find the "lost" 12th century manor house at Croxton Kerrial, near the Lincolnshire border in England. This summer's excavations have revealed several structures including a tithe barn.

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