Monthly Archives: January 2015

Back from Birka!

I am back from Birka!  It was a wonderful event, and it was lovely being able to spend it with good friends. I got to meet my apprentice-sister Iulia (that’s us all gussied up on the right), geek a bit … Continue reading

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A Torse is a Torse, of course, of course

This past weekend was Winter Coronation for Anton III and Isabeau III, with a Torse in any Medium contest. Having just gotten a Dremel for Christmas, and as I had a large piece of copal to experiment on, it was … Continue reading

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Preparing for visiting the East Kingdom . . .

. . . for Birka! Which, of course, gives me fodder for persona development. For those who don’t know, Birka is the East Kingdom’s biggest shopping event.  And after having been invited for several years, I found myself having a … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and the SCA 101: Byzantines

I’m starting a series of blog posts about common misconceptions in the SCA about Byzantium.  Think of this as Byzantine history as applies to the lens that is the SCA.  I’ve listed the misconception first, and the explanation second. 1) … Continue reading

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