Sir Tristan von Eising Featured in Article on Fantasy in American Life

Time.com: As The Two Towers is about to be released, some news agencies have taken another look at the SCA. In an article from Netscape Network, author Lev Grossman takes a look at the role of fantasy in American life. He discusses "Star Wars," "Harry Potter," and "Lord of the Rings," but zeroes in on the SCA with a look at Sir Tristan von Eising from the Barony of Nordskogen (Minneapolis), who talks about the importance of the SCA in his life:

"Granted, the S.C.A. crowd is a good deal further out on the fringe than most people who will shell out to see The Two Towers, but as John Adcox, 38, a fantasy fan in Atlanta, points out, it's all relative. 'If I told you about a group that dresses oddly, paints their bodies and gathers by the thousand to share an enthusiasm, who would you think of?' he asks. 'Right, football fans.'"