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:: The Vikings of Bjornstad ::
What's New on the Web Site

Note that updates to the Calendar of Events are not shown here
Date What's New
9 June 2017 Added new entries to our Viking Movies page for Amsgård: En Vikingasaga (2007), Beowulf: Prince of the Geats (2007), Il Tesoro della Foresta Pietrificata (The Treasure of the Petrified Forest) (1965), Prima Veras Saga Om Olav Den Hellige (Prima Veras Saga About Olav The Holy) (1983), Timetrip: The Curse of the Viking Witch (2009) and Viking Legacy (2016)
3 Apr 2017 Added a new menu entry for the Buccaneers of Bjornstad - for our pirate pages. Our Battle Sail and Pirate Festival pages have a new home there.
8 Mar 2017 Added a link to the new trailer for Blood of Roelent on the Blood of Roelent - The Norman Film page
22 Jan 2017 Added a new page for photos from the Cincinnati Museum Vikings exhibition taken by Einar Severinson.
27 Dec 2016 Added an entry for the Norwegian TV series Vikingane to the Viking Movies page.
28 Nov 2016 Added photos of Bjornstad's trip to the Ravensborg Viking Longfort in Missouri.
30 Aug 2016 Added a page showing how we created our Bjornstad Runestone.
23 Jun 2016 Added a page for the Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo.
26 May 2016 Added a page for the Midsummer Medieval Festival, 2015 at the Castello di Amorosa winery in Calistoga.
11 Apr 2016 Added a page for the Tartan Day festival, including our play about the Declaration of Arbroath, signed in 1320 AD.
07 Mar 2016 Added/updated comments to our Viking Movies page for Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016), DuckTales: Maid of the Myth (1987), Ironclad (2011), Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014), Pope Joan (2009), Sword of Vengeance (2015), Viking: The Berserkers (2014), A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013) and Wraiths of Roanoke AKA Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke (2007).
20 Jan 2016 Added comments to our entry for I Normanni AKA Conquest of the Normans to our Viking Movies page.
08 Dec 2015 Added entries to our Viking Movies page for The Viking's Daughter (1908), Viking Quest (2014) and Shieldmaiden (2015).
22 Nov 2015 Added an entry to our Viking Movies page for Viking (2016), a Russian movie due to be released in 2016.
15 Oct 2015 Added space for a "Recent" movie image and updated the entry to our Viking Movies page for The Last Kingdom (2015), based on the broadcast of its first episode.
10 Aug 2015 Added a new Viking Wisdom page listing sayings inspired by, and extracted from, the Icelandic Sagas. The original list was written by Alfta "Svanni" Lothurrsdottir, with and edited by Ari Odhinssen.
07 Aug 2015 Added a new page with photos of Viking age artifacts shown in the 2015 exhibition Vikings from the Field Museum in Chicago taken by Einar Severinson.
26 Jun 2015 Updated the entry to our Viking Movies page for The Last Kingdom (2015).
24 Jun 2015 Added entries to our Viking Movie page for I Tartari AKA The Tartars (1961), Super Moine (Super Monk) (2006)and Guillaume - La Jeunesse du Conquérant (William - The Youth of the Conqueror) (2015).
10 Sep 2014 Added a page with photos from an independent film project Bjornstad contributed to, now known only as The Norman Film, set in the 11th century.
13 July 2014 Added a Cub Scout Camp page to show a few photos from our presentation at a Cub Scout Camp in Newark, CA.
13 June 2014 Added a Making a Viking Seax page written by Brian Agron. Added comments by Henrik Olsgaard to our Viking Movies page for the movie Vikingdom (2013).
13 Apr 2014 Added a Dragon Ships and the Emerald Isle page with photos from our St. Patrick's Day presentation for the Sons of Norway's Freya Lodge in Santa Rosa.
26 Mar 2014 Added a Top Ten Viking Movies page.  We developed the list for Norwegian Public Television.
22 Feb 2014 Added Northmen (2012) to our Viking Movies page.
26 Nov 2013 Added a new Viking Reading List page for books we recommend.
23 Sep 2013 Added a new page for our Viking movie recommendations video shoot for Filmbonanza on Norwegian Public Television.
21 Sep 2013 Added Killian's Chronicle, The Wild Hunt and Northmen: A Viking Saga to our Viking Movies page.
26 Aug 2013 Added a new page of photos and biographies of our members.
21 Aug 2013 Added a new page for our day at the Sons of Norway's picnic at their Henrik Ibsen Park south of San Francisco.
30 Jun 2013 Added a new page for Companie di Bjornstad, our new medieval group, and a page for its first event, the Midsummer Medieval Festival.
16 May 2013 Added 2013 photos to the Special Kids Day page.
02 Apr 2013 Added an entry about Beauty and the Beast (2005) (no, not that one) to our Viking Movies page.
03 Mar 2013 Added comments about the History Channel's Vikings series to our Viking Movies page.
09 Feb 2013 Added a page of photos from our work with NASA Ames for their CubeSat publicity campaign.
29 Jan 2013 Added an entry for Prince Valiant (1997) to the Viking Movies page.
14 Jan 2013 Added a new page with photos of Viking age artifacts from the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik taken by Kay Tracy and Tory Parker.
14 Oct 2012 Added a digitally altered photo to our Bjornstad Photos page from our visit to the Freya Lodge of the Sons of Norway in Santa Rosa, CA.
20 Sep 2012 Added a page of photos of our visit to Greenwood School, in Mill Valley, CA.
09 Aug 2012 Added two photos of Jack and the Munin longship in Vancouver, BC, to the Bjornstad Photos page.
04 July 2012 Added, or added to, entries for Tarkan Viking Tani, Hetjur Valhallar - Þór, and A Viking Saga: Son of Thor on the Viking Movies page.
19 June 2012 Added Hammer of the Gods (2013) to the Viking Movies page.  Bjornstad provided historical background research for the movie.
22 May 2012 Added The Secret of Kells to the Viking Movies page.
11 May 2012 Added the Norway Day Festival page.
09 Apr 2012 Added, or added to, entries for Astérix et les Vikings, Den Sidste Viking, Hagbard and Signe, Normannerne, The Saga of Biorn and Valhalla on the Viking Movies page.
07 Mar 2012 Added a link to the trailer for Charlie Schroeder's book on historical re-enacting, Man of War, which includes his stint with The Vikings of Bjornstad.
15 Feb 2012 Added a page of photos from the Viking Museum Haithabu taken by Bryan and Helma Betts in 2009.
13 Feb 2012 Updated the Sprint the Pier page to add photos from the 2011 event.
01 Dec 2011 Updated the Main page to add recent events and activities .
26 Nov 2011 Added screen captures for Stara Basn and entries for Ring of the Nibelungs and Hammer of the Gods to the Viking Movies page.
11 Sep 2011 Added photos to the Impalement Arts page
Added screen captures for The Littlest Viking to the Viking Movies page.
06 Sep 2011 Added photos from the 2011 show to the Pleasanton Highland Games page.
28 Aug 2011 Added the Impalement Arts page and added to the entries for Beowulf and Grendel and The Viking Sagas on the Viking Movies page.
12 July 2011 Added an outtakes video to the "The Frost Giant's Daughter" page.
08 July 2011 Added video of Skuldelev 5 to the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum page.
02 July 2011 - Added a new Midsummer Festival page for the Castello di Amorosa event
- Added 10 photos of the 2011 event to the Special Kids Day page .
06 Jun 2011 Added the new Viking Raid Simulation page for the Sea Stallion Attack game.
17 May 2011 - Changed the overall web site design
- Built in menu categories to better accommodate the growing list of pages
- Added matching Old Norse-to-English and English-to-Old Norse dictionaries
- Added a page on Viking runes
- Added a dictionary of Old Norse-to-English Viking ship terms .
16 May 2011 Added the newly released Thor movie to our Viking Movie page. 
30 Mar 2011 Added new photos to our The Frost Giant's Daughter page. 
23 Mar 2011 Added Ed Berland's poster to our The Frost Giant's Daughter page. 
22 Mar 2011 Revised the Calendar of Events page to show upcoming events first, then past events.
18 Mar 2011 Added photos from our latest combat and training session to the training page. 
18 Jan 2011 Added a Russian/Norwegian movie to our Viking Movie List: I na kamnyakh rastut derevya (And on the stone, the trees grow) AKA Dragens Fange (Dragon's Captive) (1985)
16 Jan 2011 Added a web page for our filming of The Frost Giant's Daughter
17 Dec 2010 Added comments on The Viking (1928).  Added screen captures to the Viking Movies Page and The Best Viking Movie page.
9 Dec 2010 Added The Best Viking Movie page.
7 Dec 2010 Removed references to Bjornstad's association with Regia Anglorum.
27 Nov 2010 Added Graz Armory page.
26 Nov 2010 Added What's New page.
27 Oct 2010 Added Pleasanton Highland Games page.
27 Oct 2010 Added Special Kids Day page.
27 Oct 2010 Added Oakmont Symposium page.
25 Sep 2010 Made minor changes to the Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde page.
31 Aug 2010 Added extended comments on Grendel (2007).
26 Aug 2009 Added comments on 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009).
   
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