Anything related to the mass media as a subject in and of itself, including relationships between the media and the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-02 16:01
In mid-May, 2009, Channel 4 of the BBC premiered a two-part mini-series dramatizing the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The film, 1066: the Battle for Middle Earth, was directed by Justin Hardy who was interviewed for the Telegraph.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-02 10:23
Every year St. John's Episcopal Church in Ocean, Springs, MS holds a medieval festival to raise money for charity, and every year members of Biloxi's Barony of Seleone turn out to help by creating a medieval village. Harlan Kirgan of the Mississippi Press attended this year's event and reports on his visit.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Thu, 2009-05-28 11:44
The Reviews Department of the Pennsic Independent is seeking new SCA-related CDs, books, and other works of art for review in the Pennsic 38 volume of the Pennsic Independent.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-25 06:18
Historical Japan isn't just about elegant tea ceremonies or graceful cherry blossoms. Sometimes it's about 15th century sword fighting. Members of Avalon, a sister organization of the SCA, teach the martial art at Mejiro’s Castle Tintagel, a European medieval martial arts training center in Tokyo. Patrick W Galbraith of Japan Today has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 09:10
The Outlander, a film released in January 2009, follows the wreck of an alien space craft in 8th century Norway, releasing a futuristic soldier and a bloodthirsty monster into the Viking world. The trailer is available on YouTube. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 06:30
A recent multi-part NPR series retraces the steps of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales pilgrims in modern England from London to Canterbury. The site includes an interactive map of the journey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 12:27
A 12-year-old boy fights off Vikings to help complete the Book of Kells in a new animated adventure from Cartoon Saloon. The film was scheduled for release late winter 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 08:18
The bomb squad was recently called to a pub in Shoreditch, east London when workers from the water company discovered a suspicious object. Such an evacuation is not an unusual occurrence in today's terrorist-conscious world, but these workers must not have been fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 09:51
Atlanta administrative assistant Ariel Stewart's clothing decisions are "a little eccentric" according to her mother and roommate who recently turned her in to TLC’s What Not to Wear makeover program. Ariel. AKA “Ruby Two-lypps" is one of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kissing Wenches.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 06:39
Sir Angus O'Niall, Founder of the Academy of Knightly Arts, reports that French National television recently covered a documentary in which he participated involving "a bunch of steel fighters" who fought tournaments in castles in southern France.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-13 17:01
On the May 13, 2009 episode of the popular science show Mythbusters, the crew will try to prove the veracity of mounted archery. The episode Exploding Bumper premieres at 9:00 p.m. EDT and repeats at midnight.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-05-05 12:18
Fans of the classical crossover group Mediaeval Bæbes will be happy to learn that the female sextet have released their sixth album, Illumination.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-25 14:26
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, a 2007 film written and directed by Tony Stone, tells the story of two Norsemen stranded in North America in the year 1007 who are forced to survive by their wits.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-19 09:10
Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn reports that Militas Christi, a film made by senior students at the North Carolina School of the Arts Film School, and featuring SCA members, will premiere May 29, 2009 on the University of North Carolina School of the Arts campus in Winston-Salem, NC.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-06 14:43
Byron of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that several of his creative students have produced humorous videos involving the castle. They are posted on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-06 09:50
It's cold in central Pennsylvania in February, but members of the Barony of Endless Hills, the local SCA group, know how to keep warm medieval style as part of the city's Frozen Renaissance Affair ice festival. Stacy Solie of The Citizens Voice has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 13:47
Baron Josef Donnerbauch (Simon Rohrich) is a Renaissance man. In addition to his passion for the SCA, his Excellency has invented S.P.E.A.R., the Self-Propelled Electronic Armored Rack, "a compact data center on wheels." Jamie Peachey of the Phoenix New Times has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-26 16:23
Gatorade has taken on an ambitious project: create an online parody of Monty Python and the Holt Grail complete with NBA star Kevin Garnet as King Arthur, a basketball-shooting wizard and a talking goat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-26 14:55
Arun Bhatia of Bangalore "saw something weird" on a visit to Virginia. What he encountered was an activity by the local SCA group complete with armored combat. Bhatia's story appears in the Deccan Herald.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-24 10:02
Members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, "Land of the Tusk," the Tucson, Arizona chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, recently captured the notice of Arizona Daily Star reporter Gerald M. Gay, who visited the group in a local park as members prepared for the Estrella War.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2009-02-19 07:19
SCA President Patrick Anderson, on behalf of VP Operations George Reed, has announced that the SCA has appointed a new Assistant Vice President for Press and Media Relations.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-16 18:47
Media experts are scratching their heads over the word-of-mouth success of the new British film Morris: a Life with Bells On, a comedy, shot in documentary style, about a group of Morris dancers. See the trailer online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-16 08:57
BlackAdder reports that Renaissance Magazine will be covering the 8th Annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire on March 7-8, 2009.
Submitted by zachariah von m... on Sun, 2009-02-15 09:32
Learn all about the legend of King Arthur, the story of Brian, how to avoid killer rabbits, and even the Meaning of Life on the official Monty Python channel on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-02-01 13:01
Lady Jelena Alexejevna reports that actors are needed to participate in a Highlander fan film to film this summer in Trier, Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-31 09:15
Philip Cromwell reports that for the next two months, the Edinburgh University Press will allow full access to its journal library, including the Scottish Historical Review and the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-30 16:40
National Review Online has posted an interview with author Bernard Cornwell discussing his new book Agincourt. The interview is in MP3 format.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-22 13:17
Canadian folk singer -- and SCA member -- Heather Dale was recently mentioned as a Staff Pick for the Onion's A.V. Club "Best holiday gifts 2008."
Submitted by trbrown on Sat, 2009-01-17 08:54
The hapless freecreditreport.com guys are reduced to playing at a renaissance faire in their latest commercial, which can be viewed online.
Submitted by Tryggvy on Fri, 2009-01-16 16:57
Lions Road, the first weekly SCA podcast, has begun offering a live webcast.