News

  • November business meeting now Nov 10

    From our seneschal, Ciar ingen Fiachnae heraldic device for Ciar ingen Fiachnae

    Greetings unto the cele Barony of Dragon’s Laire!

    The November Finance and Business Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday November 3rd, 2020, has been rescheduled for Tuesday November 20th, 2020. 

    The Social Zoom meeting room will still be available. As this is Election Night, I make no guarantees that anyone will be in attendance for any extended length of time. If you do join the Zoom meeting, please no politics.

    You can join us on Zoom using this address http://tiny.cc/dxoasz every Tuesday starting just before 6:00 PM.  Most evenings there is a moderator and a ‘breakout’ room is available for meetings, side conversations, practicing musical performances, attempting virtual teaching, etc.

    I hope this week finds you well,

    Ciar ingen Fiachnae
    Seneschal

  • Yule Feast on December 12, 2020

    Initial details for this year’s Yule Feast have been posted to the Kingdom Calendar and linked from the event page on this website.

    Kingdom Calendar page: https://antir.org/events/dragons-laire-yule-7/

    Dragon’s Laire Yule event page: https://dragonslaire.antir.org/wordpress/events/yule/

  • Baronial Investiture

    On the First of September, Anno Societatis XV, being the year 2020 Gregorian, Baron Conchobar MacEoin heraldic device for Conchobar MacEoin and Baroness Eilidh Keldeleth heraldic device for Eilidh Keldeleth formally ended their tenure, and Baroness Kloe of Thira heraldic device for Kloe of Thira and Baron Arion the Wanderer heraldic device for Arion the Wanderer stepped up as our new Coronet. Due to the current restrictions on gatherings and activities these ceremonies were conducted with the aid of the ethereal realms — specifically, YouTube. Both ceremonies may be viewed below.

    Witness the farewell of our former Coronet here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLcoSyLcH_4

    Witness the investiture of our new Coronet here (available as of 6:00 PM, US Pacific time, on September 2):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aY_mjo7GQU
  • An Tir Royal Court, August 14, 2020
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HrIAeSlAf4
    The Court of King Christian III and Queen Hélène III
    Posted 14 August, 2020
  • Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31st, 2021

    The SCA Board of Directors made the following announcement today. At the time of this writing the SCA servers seem overloaded, so I have copied the entire announcement here. The original can be found at this address: https://www.sca.org/news/resolution-to-suspend-in-person-sca-activity-until-january-31st-2021/


    During the July 28, 2020, Ad Hoc meeting of the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, the following Resolution was passed by a unanimous vote and made effective immediately:

    Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31st, 2021(PDF)

    I. Whereas, the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has created an unparalleled challenge for the administration of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Board of Directors acknowledges the health and well-being of the membership and participants of the SCA are of utmost importance;

    II. Whereas, the Crowns of the vast majority of North American Kingdoms have petitioned the board to suspend in-person SCA events in North America until January 31st, 2021;

    III. Whereas, following consultation with the Kingdom Seneschals of the North American Kingdoms, it appears that this petition is generally supported;

    IV. Therefore Now Be It Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors suspends all SCA in-person events in North America until January 31st, 2021;

    V. Resolved, Small local gatherings including, but not limited to, archery practice, guild meetings, officer meetings, and local martial activities shall remain at the discretion of the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal, in accordance with CDC, State, Provincial, and local health guidelines and
    recommendations. Virtual events as alternatives continue to be a viable option;

    VI. Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors directs the Society Seneschal to grant a blanket variance to Corpora waiving any required events such as Crown List and Coronation until January 31st, 2021, as well as extending all current reigns until a royal list can be held to determine suitable Heirs;

    VII. Resolved, If a Crown or Coronet steps down without Heirs for a Kingdom or Principality, a Regent shall be installed until such time as a royal list may be held to find suitable Heirs and a Coronation or Investiture held. This regent should be installed according to the Kingdom or Principality laws that govern the appointment of Regents, after consultation with the Society Seneschal. If the Kingdom or Principality has no such law, the Kingdom Seneschal (and Principality Seneschal when appropriate) must consult with the Society Seneschal and Society President to determine an appropriate selection method for a Regent;

    VIII. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors invites Kingdoms who have determined that it is safe to host in-person events before January 31st, 2021, to request a variance from the Society Seneschal to be able to do so. The Society Seneschal shall have the authority to grant or deny these requests. These requests will be reviewed by the Board using the same review method used for variances to Corpora;

    IX. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors commends the officers, royalty, hard-working membership, and participants who have made it possible for the SCA to continue activities during these trying times.


    Any commentary regarding this matter should be addressed to
    sca-comments@lists.sca.org. Please use the title “Resolution” in the subject line.

    NOTE: Please use the body of the email for commentary.
    Attachments will cause your message to be marked as spam, and it will bounce.

    In lieu of email, commentary may be sent by US Mail, Postage-Prepaid, to:

    Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
    RE: Resolution
    P.O. Box 360789
    Milpitas, CA 95036-0789