Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-03-23 10:08
Modern people doodle when bored. So too, apparently did medieval scribes, according to Dr Erik Kwakkel, a book historian at Leiden University, Holland, who posts "medieval eye candy" that he comes across during the course of his research on his blog. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-10-30 15:01
The Toast website offers an imagined conversation between two monks creating world maps. Start (or end) your day right with Two Medieval Monks Invent Maps, a bit of medieval humor.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-10-15 11:15
Manus MacDhai, Player in the Pennsic Commedia All-Stars, reports that his lady wife, Sophia the Orange, has posted a video of The Power of Negative Thinking, which was performed at Pennsic 43. The video is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-10-02 13:07
Any self-proclaimed geek will appreciate actor John C. Reilly's story about his attendance at a Renaissance faire. He shared the story, as well as a photo of himself from the time, on Late Night with David Letterman. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-09-16 10:07
Wencenedl reports that he has discovered a photo composite of SCA license plates found at Pennsic posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-08-25 07:53
Do you think Renaissance masterpieces are just boring, dusty paintings? Collage artist James Kerr doesn't - and proves it with his creation of a number of animated GIFs using works of the great masters.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-08-07 08:55
On the Chicago Now blog, B and P's Mama writes of her experience of attending an SCA event with her sister and two kids. An avowed snob about nerd activities, she found that her kids had a magical day and the SCA might not be exactly what she expected.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-07-18 17:28
Prepare yourslef for the newest global sensation: Cabbage Hurling. Nothing like America's Punkin' Chunkin', Cabbage Hurling consists of a smallish trebuchet and lots of rotten cabbage. Simon Spark reports for the BBC. (video)
Submitted by hobbitomm on Thu, 2014-07-10 10:53
Ye Sunne in Splendour offers a humorous look at recent...incidents...involving luggage, airports, and...well, you know what happens when luggage encounters an airport.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-05-26 19:33
For those interested in London's 16th century Bills of Mortality, but don't really want to do the research, comedian David Baddiel has the answer. The Bills are part of his 1997 comedy routine available on YouTube. PG-13 for Language.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2014-04-01 09:44
Just in time for spring, an upcoming event in the Barony of Whiterun will feature Nordic-themed combat, arts and sciences, merchants, and especially archery.
Submitted by Rastaslav Micha... on Thu, 2014-03-20 21:22
Stephen Smith of the BBC News opines on one of our favorite accessories, on or off the battlefield.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-02-07 10:52
Worried that your feline companion is underprotected? Behold! Leather armor fit for Bastet - or a Khajiit warrior - promoted on the Geekologie website and made and sold on Etsy by schnabuble. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-01-31 15:38
College students forced to read Beowulf be heartened! Welsh medievalist, Elaine Treharne, has brought social media to medieval Scandinavia with Beowulf in a Hundred Tweets. The work is available on her blog Text Technologies.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-12-19 17:03
Fans of Game of Thrones may -- or may not -- want to take a look at Bad Lip Reading's parody of the HBO hit, Medieval Land Fun-Time World. The "trailer" is available online.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2013-10-26 12:43
Lighten up your weekend with a bit of historical humor! The BBC presents an amusing (and yet educational) music video of the story of Mary Tudor.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-10-16 11:49
In a recent post on her Confessions of a Geek Queen, Diane Morrison, D&D player and SCA member, shares thoughts on being middle-aged in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-09-15 09:13
Fans of Veggietales - or Vikings in general - will enjoy a look at the video We Married Vikings from Lyle the Kindly Viking. The short video is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-09-07 13:45
Now this from the InterTubes... Battle of the Nations fighters in full armor battle each other - in bumper cars. Let's face it, you wish it were you!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-09-06 15:25
In an article for the website Inside Higher Ed, Scott McLemee looks at the contributions of Roman physician Galen, upon whose work most medieval medicine was based. The writer begins his story with a look at Steve Martin's portrayal of medieval doctor Theodoric of York on Saturday Night Live. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-08 11:50
Miami New Times reporter Kyle Swenson took the opportunity to hang out "with about 500 Trimarians in ornate medieval tunics" over Memorial Day to see what medieval re-enactment was all about. What did he find? "It's about honor." The feature-length article includes photos. PG-13
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-07-17 11:47
"'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything," reads the description for Ian Doescher's new Shakespearean parody, William Shakespeare's Star Wars.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2013-04-01 12:51
Yes, you can haz mediebel storiez!!1!
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2013-04-01 10:16
Following the highly publicized discovery of King Richard III underneath a Leicestershire parking lot, and the subsequent discovery of a knight's grave below a parking lot in Edinburgh, a new SCA group is forming underneath the park'n'ride near the Long Island Expressway in Melville, New York.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2013-04-01 07:20
Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-03-04 21:18
Craig Wood stars as The Games Maestro (The GM) in an online, musical series following the adventures of a D&D dungeon-master. The hilarious series has now been funded. The pilot is online, with future episodes coming soon.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-02-08 11:40
The online comic xkcd offers advice for "dropping pounds" in a recent cartoon.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-02-05 00:40
In an article on Cracked.com, Steve Kolenberg sets the world straight on 6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes including the "Dark" Ages, everything was filthy, and knights were chivalrous.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-11-28 13:16
Fans of rapier combat and regency romance will appreciate a short film by Leo Burton. The Duel At Blood Creek is the winner of several short film awards. [OOP and PG13]
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-11-26 11:41
Fandom meets fantastic when artist Chey Chao used medieval illumination techniques to tell the story of Star Wars. The illuminations were created for a school project.