Media

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

Society Media Liaison to be elevated to Pelican

Despotissa Heirusalem Crystoma reports that Melisande de Cannonwald has been placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

SCA Fighter on "So You Think You Can Dance Canada"

"So You Think You Can Dance Canada" is a dance reality show and competition that airs on CTV. Izzac Smith, aka Cyrus of Wolfpack, is has made the top 20 for the show. His next big vote comes up on October 9th.

Swords swing at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater

SCAdians from the Province of Mooneschadowe in Stillwater, Oklahoma recently took the day off to teach spectators about medieval combat during a demo on Library Lawn. Michael Bevers of The Daily O'Collegian shot photos for the online article.

German radio station to broadcast in Latin September 26, 2008

Berlin radio station Kiss FM plans to air its morning show entirely in Latin on September 26, 2008. The show will celebrate the European day of languages.

Excerpt available from "American Nerds"

Recently SCAtoday.net reported about the the book American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent. Now a full excerpt about the author's adventures to a Caidan Coronation in the Barony of Dun Or and Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt are available online.

New Castle News covers Pennsic War 37

Lisa Micco of the New Castle News got the plum assignment this year when she reported on the annual Pennsic War. "Annual Enemies, Eternal Friends" looks at a number of aspects of Pennsic.

Middle Ages re-enactors practice medieval battle techniques

Down by the river bend, a man with a notepad and a tape recorder stands by while watching two warriors engaged in fierce combat. Casey Phillips of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was there to record the story.

Extras needed for "Soldiers of Christ"

Clint Buckner from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem is looking for a few extras for a short film he is producing. The film will be shot the weekends of November 8-10 and November 15-17, 2008.

"Lions Road" offers weekly SCA-focused podcast

With a lighthearted tone, the weekly "Lions Road" podcast brings news from the SCA as well as historical features. The podcast is hosted by Baron Tryggvy and Master Sigismund from Barony of Three Mountains in An Tir.

SCA profile now playing on Current.com

A Baron in Artemisia, a.k.a. Dave Jones, details his involvement with the Society for Creative Anachronism. From his early fascination with history in Texas to full armor fighting in Missoula, Montana, the Baron describes the overall philosophy behind the Society for Creative Anachronism.

"Poor Man's Pennsic" helps lessen the sting of the War-less

Not everyone goes to Pennsic! SCA members in Wisconsin who did not attend the War gathered recently in Marshfield to trade blows, practice their skills and have a relaxing day of fun. Reporter Adam Rodewald of the Marshfield News-Herald visited the event.

Renaissance Magazine discounted for SCA members

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Renaissance Magazine will offer a discounted subscription for SCA members.

SCAdians have field day in Auburn, New York

Members of the Canton of Angel's Keep (Kingdom of AEthelmearc) in Auburn, New York recently helped program coordinator Rebecca McLaurin teach kids at Booker T. Washington Center learn all about the Middle Ages when the Center held its annual Field Day. Jason Gabak of the The Citizen had the story.

SCAdians King and Queen of Balingup

The Balingup Medieval Festival has new royalty: King Simon and Queen Ally, a romantic duo who are also members of the SCA. The Donnybrook-Bridgeport (Australia) Mail interviewed the couple for a recent article.

Faintheart - coming soon to a theater near you...

A romantic comedy set in the world of Viking re-enactment? It's true. The film is Faintheart and it's scheduled for release in the UK in September 2008. View a trailer online.

Web site offers SCA-focused video clips

What happens when medieval living history meets a modern concept like YouTube™? SCA-video.com offers linked and locally-hosted video clips with an SCA-centric focus, ranging from serious and useful to outrageously funny.

Alabama teacher brings pottery to Pennsic

Cottondale, Alabama art teacher and potter Kerry Kennedy spent the past year preparing to merchant her wares at the annual Pennsic War. Ashley Boyd for the Tuscaloosa News had the story.

"Mommy, it's a joust!"

The SCA "'lets people see history in three dimensions,' said Kevin Reid, whose alter ego, Sir Ragnarr, had quite a day with the victories (and a few deats)" at a demo in Wesselman Park. Rebecca Coudret of the Courier Press (Evansville, Indiana) had the story. (photo).

Trimaris' King readies troops for Pennsic combat

It was raining in West Palm Beach, Florida, but that didn't stop King Mittion of the Kingdom of Trimaris from leading a fighter practice at a local park to prepare for the Pennsic War. Paul Quinlan of the Palm Beach Post was on hand for the story. (Photos and video)

Roleplaying: SCA or real life?

Beverly Biehl of Frisco recently encountered the SCA when she attended her brother-in-law's SCA wedding where she was required to dress in garb. In an article for the Dallas Morning News, Beverly uses her SCA experience to look at the roles we play in life.

SCA fighters' podcast

The Eric Reborn podcast discusses SCA combat and is looking for guests to interview on the show.

Lilies "Faces" online

KansasCity.com offers an extensive album of portraits of attendees taken at this year's Lilies War (June 13-22, 2008).

Lilies War XXII trailer online

Can you capture the excitement of Lilies War in a little over 1 minute? Lynnvander Productions makes a good attempt in a video clip from their commemorative video of the Lilies XXII.

Push for Pennsic: "Best friends you've never met"

"Everybody here is your best friend you never met yet," said Sebastian de Granada (Scott Hargrose) recently at Push for Pennsic in Wapakoneta, Ohio in response to a question from reporter Greg Sowinski of the Lima News. (photo)

Trailer for the new "Alexander Nevsky" film online

An extensive trailer from the latest screen version of Alexander Nevsky is available to view on YouTube. The film is in Russian.

Medieval arts on display at Wick Avenue Festival

“'We give that learning back to the public by educating them. Then we encourage them to join us,' said Dirk Hermance, who was dressed in the loose-fitting clothing of a northern European merchant from the early 15th century." Hermance was speaking about the demo hosted by members of the Shire of Rivenvale recently in Youngstown, Ohio. Reporter Don Shilling of the Vindicator had the story. (photos)

"Like paintball - but with more skill!"

“It’s a love of history and an interest of history that brings us together,” said Baroness Melisande de Canonwald about the SCA at the recent Push for Pennsic event at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Kristin Reichardt of the Wapakoneta Daily News has the story. (photo)

Film calls SCA "Nerds who can kick your a**"

A review by Steven Wells of the British online paper The Guardian looks at Quantum Hoops, a new documentary film by Benjamin Nugent that follows "a college basketball team composed of hyper-intelligent super-students, and their desperate attempt to win just one game and in so doing break an amazing 21-year losing streak."

Lion's Road Podcast

Lion's Road Podcast is a weekly one hour long podcast covering all things SCA, from Kingdom news to events. This fast growing podcast hosted comes to you form the Kingdom of An Tir, The Barony of Three Mountains, but it embraces all the Kingdoms of the knowne world. The hosts are Baron Tryggvy and Master Sigismund, who use humor and fun while covering everything you need to know about life in the SCA and the History we all love.

Kids "hooked on the Middle Ages"

Spectators strolling through Norlo Park in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania July 4th weekend, were surprised to find their park peopled by the lords and ladies of the Middle Ages when the local chapter of the SCA hosted its annual Renaissance Fair. Roxann Miller of Public Opinion Online has the story. (photo)