Media

Anything related to the mass media as a subject in and of itself, including relationships between the media and the living history community

Learning "the best of history" in the SCA

Residents of Carlisle, Mechanicsburg and the West Shore in Pennsylvania have a chance to learn "the best of history" in the SCA by taking "what happened in historical times and recreating it to the best of their ability," says Rachel Wright of Hampden Township. Joseph Cress of The Sentinel spoke with Wright and others for a recent article.

Hanging with "the hard-core SCA"

The Kingdom of Trimaris can be a forbiddingly hot place in the summer, especially in 40 pounds of armor. Kyle Swenson, reporter for New Times in Broward County and Palm Beach, Florida, tried his hand at SCA fighting... with mixed results. The story was reprinted in The Week.

Journalist remembers the Pennsic War

On the publication's blog Bygone Days, The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) history reporter Joseph Cress remembers his participation in the Pennsic War.

Amnesiac mystery solved by Swedish SCA

In February 2013, a 61-year-old man woke up in a Palm Springs, California hospital, speaking Swedish and claiming his name was Johan Ek. Diagnosed with Transient Global Amnesia and identified by his ID as an American, Michael Boatwright mystified doctors until the Society for Creative Anachronism became involved. (photos)

In Trimaris, "it's about honor"

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

Dad bonds with kids through the SCA

“It promotes honor, courtesy, generosity — a lot of things that are kind of missing in today’s society,” said Asgar Rolfson (Dan Haley) of Sarasota Springs, New York, about his sons' participation with him in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Meg Hagerty of the Post Star spoke with Lord Asgar for a Father's Day article.

Life of Elizabeth Woodville dramatized on BBC One

Best-selling historical novelist Philippa Gregory has inspired a new series, currrently running on BBC One, which tells the stories of Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The White Queen is based on Gregory's series The Cousin’s War.

Northshielders and Midrealmers "get our geek on" at Border Skirmish

What divides the Kingdoms of Northshield and the Middle? Why, the Cheddar Curtain, of course! At least, it does for the annual Border Skirmish event. Margaret Plevak of Walworth County (Wisconsin) Today has the story.

Middle schoolers learn at New Jersey Ren Fair

It was a day of fun and learning at Readington Middle School, along with the Holland Brook School, in Readington Township, New Jersey when Readington held its annual Renaissance Fair. Renée Kiriluk-Hill of the Hunterdon Democrat has the story.

Q&A with Andy Keleman, Director of SCA Web Ad

Andy Keleman, a commercial director based out of Pittsburgh, created a commercial for the SCA as his entry in a competition sponsored by Diners Club. He answered questions for the East Kingdom Gazette about creating the commercial with the SCA and his work.

SCA merchant sells, teaches at Massachusetts market

“Women never went out in public without their hair properly covered. But Italian women were notorious for tweaking laws," said Carver, Massachusetts merchant Susan Christiano about hair dressing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Christiano sells handmade snoods and other ornaments at the Carver Farmers’ Market. (photo)

CW premieres "Reign" in fall 2013

The BBC has announced Reign, a new drama based on the teenage years of Mary, Queen of Scots, which will hit American TV screens autumn 2013. The series will star Adelaide Kane as Mary and will begin with 15-year-old Mary's arrival in France as the bethrothed of the French prince Francis.

A&S stressed at Rockland demo

Residents of the Penobscot Bay area of Maine were treated to the sight of knights in armor and ladies in fine gowns when the Shire of Hadchester (Rockland) held a Renaissance Faire/demo in Harbor Park. Chris Wolf of The Pilot spoke with members. (photos)

"Chivalry, honour and grace" in Lochac

"What I love about these events is the gentile [sic] behaviour of the lords and ladies with everyone embracing the concept of chivalry, honour and grace," said Catalina Damiana Flores de la Monatana (Camila Turner) about attending events in the SCA. Catalina recently spoke to Chris Owen of the Sunshine Coast Daily (Queensland, Australia). (photos)

SCA recognized in Berkeley history article

Steven Finacom of the Berkeley Historical Society looks at the city's history from late April to early May, and includes the first event of what would become the Society for Creative Anachronism on May 1, 1966. The short article appears in the San Jose Mercury News.

Medieval Times: The Movie

In a move that is tragically not part of an SCA Today April Fool's story, two Hollywood production companies are teaming up to make a movie based on Medieval Times "Dinner and Tournament" theme restaurant.

Barony of Al-Barran commended for participation in Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Members of the Barony of Al-Barran were recently commended for their help with the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire by Sandy Wylie, Events Assistant for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

SCA: “They just don’t get to read about history. They get to do it.”

“I love seeing how people can really get into their character and become someone from the Middle Ages,they just don’t get to read about history. They get to do it.” said Isabella Beatrice della Rosa (Melissa Wobig) to reporter Chris Mueller of The Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota) about SCA members. Mueller covered the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield. (photo)

"Knights" bring history to California middle schoolers

It was a day when history came to life recently at Lompoc Valley Middle School when students were treated to a display of armored combat and other lessons from the Middle Ages courtesy of members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photo)

Gulf Wars XXII: "My kid brother thinks I'm crazy"

When interviewed by Donesha Aldridge of WHLT 22 television, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Gulf Wars Media Specialist Sheila Doughty and rapier fighter Theorn Rutyna spoke about the fun and comradery of the SCA. (video)

Knights invade Arab Elementary School

It was a fun day for students at Arab Elementary School in Arab, Alabama when nine members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism brought the Middle Ages to life in the classroom. Arab Tribune photographer David Moore was on hand for the fun with his camera. (photos)

“A War with no Enemies” in the Hattiesburg American

The 22nd Gulf Wars in Lumberton, Mississippi drew over 3,000 people to King’s Arrow Ranch to enjoy the annual "War with no Enemies.” Emily Ham Price of the Hattiesburg American journeyed to the campout to experience medieval life. (photos and video)

WDAM demonstrates wonders of medieval life at Gulf Wars XXII

Swords clashed in the Ravine Battle at Gulf Wars XXII and WDAM, Hattisburg, Mississippi television, was there for the action. For the print article, the reporter interviewed Suzanne Sherman of Kansas and Lisa and Brian Blair, of Mobile, AL. An excellent video from WDAM has also been posted on YouTube.

"Best way to indulge your passion is to share it"

Students at the University of Arizona are passionate about the SCA and are eager to share that passion, writes Renee Valencia of the Arizona Daily Wildcat after visiting members of the College of St. Felix on campus.

A day in Agincourt

What is the Society for Creative Anachronism really all about? A reporter from WQED television's OnQ recently attended Agincourt, an event hosted by Pittsburgh's local chapter, to find out.

"Vikings" comes to History Channel March 3, 2013

On March 3, 2013, Vikings will sail onto television screens in a "nine-part drama series from Michael Hirst, creator of The Tudors." The series will focus on the exploits of Ragnar Lothbrok and his followers, complete with "dynamic displays of superherolike derring-do and physical stamina."

Reporter witnesses crowning of Lochac Royalty

"And lo it came to pass that on Saturday, in Mulgrave, David was crowned King of Lochac, with Claudia at his side as his Queen," writes John Elder, a reporter for The Age (Victoria) about the recent crowning of Felix and Eva in the Kingdom of Lochac. (photos)

SCA bound together by "artistry, craftsmanship and chivalry"

In early January, 2013, the West Kingdom crowned its King and Queen with all the pomp and ceremony due Their ranks. Karen Rarey, correspondent for the Contra Costa Times, attended the Coronation and learned about the SCA.

Sir Leif's "man caves"

According to reporter Jeremy Reeves of the Kenosha News, Dennis Nedweski has created two "man caves" for his hobbies. One is full of football and hockey memorabilia, and the other is full of armor.

SCA joins Facebook

The Society for Creative Anachronism now has an official presence on Facebook. Maintained by the Social Media Director, the website includes a variety of links and contributed content of interest to SCA members.