Dr. John Jinwright, a professor most awesome, has dug-up an old piece he wrote on the problems in interpreting and performing medieval troubadour music. SCA folks and other reenactors, take note!
io9 has a list of 12 “Great Unsung Science Fiction Authors.”Â I have to admit, some of these are new to me, like Kage Baker. Time to buy some books…
Vikings has been renewed for a 3rd season. This is excellent news, as I have never seen a single episode, and as a medieval scholar this is most shameful. Now I have a chance to rectify the situation.
Today’s forecast: 40% chance of Geological Event today, with a slight chance of Sharknado in the evening. Tomorrow, don’t forget your hand sanitizer, as there is a higher-than-normal chance of widespread infection, though that may not be noticeable with the various Alien Attacks throughout the day.
Kat Ninetails has a retrospective on World of Warcraft. I think we can all get behind her comments on Uldaman.
Check this out: Mythgard Institute teaches live video courses online, taught by really cool professors most awesome. It costs a bit of money ($150 to audit a course), but if you’ve got the money, with a crew like they’ve got it would be totally worth it.
Salon has an article about “How Mark Twain became Mark Twain: The amazing story of the lectures that made him a superstar,” which we might have called “How Mark Twain was a 19th-Century Professor Awesome.” Think we could get him to do a guest post here?
Gameranx lists what they think are the “Top Twelve Best Medieval Games.” What say you all?