The Kingdoms of Atenveldt and the Outlands have announced that the next Estrella War will be hosted Nov 9-15, 2021 at Country Thunder Ranch, AZ (20585 E Water Way, Florence, AZ 85132).
Christmas Greetings Unto the Knowne World,
We as the Crowns of Meridies, Ansteorra, Trimaris, and Gleann Abhann in conjunction with Our Kingdom Seneschals and the Event Stewards for Gulf Wars have worked diligently to find an option for Gulf Wars XXX scheduled for March 2021.
We are happy to announce that Gulf Wars XXX will occur on October 2-10, 2021. (Gulf Wars XXXI will be in March 2022.)
More information regarding Gulf Wars XXX in October 2021 will be forthcoming, but We look forward to seeing everyone in October at King Arrow’s Ranch.
We wish you a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
TRM Meridies, Timothy & Ysmay
TRM Ansteorra, Jason Drysdale & Margherita de Mantua
TRM Trimaris, Kurn O’Farrell & Maisie of Dunbarton
TRM Gleann Abhann, Caillin & Danielle
Mistress Kendra Dey, OP & Mistress Magdalena de Segovia, OP, Gulf Wars XXX Autocrats
Sad news from the Shire of Westumbria:
His lady wife, Lady Biby ferch Llewelyn, is with family and friends. The family requests that anyone wishing to say their farewells in person, please do so safely.
I will remember him as a shield brother, and for the songs and stories we shared around the fire. He was a large and joyful man, kind and generous.
Some remembrances of Barbarosa from The Book of Faces:
We’d been friends a while, a couple years anyway, and had joined the SCA. After getting me into armor, and I said nope, this isn’t me .. he kept saying variants of “Mike, I just want to hit you!” – Lord Archer MacRobert
How Sir Geoffrey de Gournay earned the title “Toe-killer” — Many moons ago, Barbarosa marshalled the fighting of a tournament with a best death component. A young fighter took a killing blow and essentially did the Nestea plunge fall. When the fighter’s sword elbow struck the the ground, it straightened, bringing the sword down on Barnarosa’s toe. Later that evening, at bardic, Barbarosa rose to recite a poem he written that very day. We recite his poem, with the fondest memory, at almost every event. That poem — “I think that I shall never know a thing as painful as a toe. Damnit, Geoffrey” – Mistress Adalia VonderBerg
I’ll never forget that time Barbarosa won that Sumo tournament. He went shirtless and greased himself up with sun tanning lotion so no one could get ahold of him. Not that anyone could get ahold of a man that size anyway. Yokozuna Red Bear! Rest well dear friend – Master Hanashi No Kagemoto
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During the October 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the removal of the “paid members only” barrier from the sca.org e-newsletter online portal.
As of December 1, 2020, the paywall will be removed from newsletters, inter-kingdom directory and Board Minutes. This will give all participants and groups the opportunity to explore the rich and abundant history of the SCA. We are hoping these documents can be used as historical references and tools to help us grow the SCA community.
Subscribers to the paper copies of Kingdom newsletters will not be affected by this change. Your paper subscriptions will continue to be mailed to you in a timely manner.
Newsletters can be found by clicking on this link: https://members.sca.org/apps/#Newsletters
We need students, and we need teachers (because it would otherwise not be much of an event). Please follow this fine and elegantly crafted link to the event, where you can find a similarly artisanal link to the instructor signup up form!
A Zoom meeting will form the main room and main classroom. We have a generous offer from Count Volkmar Katzbalger for a second classroom; and teachers can also use an “off site” classroom such as FB life, Twitch, or their own zoom.
Please join us for a day of arts, sciences, and togetherness on the 5th of December!
Classes of all kinds welcome! We have slots from 9 AM to 7 PM.
All classes to be conducted online.
The Board of Directors Meeting was held on October 25, 2020. The meeting was held via GoToWebinar with 51 people in attendance from the community.
The video playback can be found on our SCA YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/d5Mbq6nw2Pc
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Thank you to all the people in attendance for this meeting.
Register for the meeting at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7737438557040663823
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please note: Space is limited as we are trying to keep costs low. If you have registered and cannot join the webinar, please try again later as people will enter and leave as the meeting progresses.
In addition, we will be taking questions through the Webinar software during the Board Meeting and having a Q&A session after the main business is concluded.