Media

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

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)

Border Raids: “It’s what we call the dream”

"An open field surrounded by woods, knights representing two kingdoms lunging and slashing at each other with swords, spears, and knives," writes Ally Burtner of the Fort Knox Turret after attending a day of combat at the recent Border Raids between Meridies and the Midrealm. (photos)

Pennsic Independent Offers New Mailing Option

The Pennsic Independent offers a new mail-home subscription option to help with delivery problems.

Gosh, we're nerds!

Once considered awkward and socially incompetent, nerds have become more acceptable, although not completely integrated into polite society. This is the premise of American Nerd, a new book by Benjamin Nugent, who includes gamers and SCA members in his list of nerds.

Fighter practice in Flint Marsh

Fighters from the Shire of Flint Marsh in Jackson County, Florida recently took some time out to practice their armored combat skills. Mark Skinner from the Jackson County Floridian captured the action with his camera.

SCA challenged to basketball in Atenveldt

Tuscon Weekly columnist Tom Danehy wasn't thrilled to find his weekly basketball game with friends canceled due to the rental of the gym to a bunch of guys in tights with swords. And then he discovered that this SCA stuff "was the coolest thing."

SCA joins Midland, Michigan's Summer Solstice Stroll

Members of the Shire of Fearann na Criche in the Middle Kingdom took part recently in Midland, Michigan's Summer Solstice Stroll, a festival with a Ren Faire feel on the city's Main Street. Cathy Nelson Price of the Midland Daily News had the story.

The Toledo Blade goes to Baron Wars

What's fun about re-enacting the Middle Ages? Toledo Blade staff writer Ryan E. Smith found out when he visited Baron Wars, a large SCA event which takes place yearly at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio. (photos & video)

Ealdormere: the Movie!

Once upon a time.... in a Kingdom to the North.... a group of re-enactors in their late-night Pennsic cups devised a drinking game wherein real-life actors were cast as SCA members in a very fictional film. The result: Ealdormere: the Movie!

Pennsic Independent Announces Podcasts

The Pennsic Independent is proud to announce the addition of podcasts.

Re-enactors needed for Canadian film

On June 21-22, 2008, Lady Alyce will be filming battle scenes for a movie in the Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario area. She will need costumed re-enactors for battlefield scenes.

Interest in "Viking Heritage" could restart publication

Folo Watkins reports that Viking specialist and former editor of Viking Heritage Professor Dan Carlsson is considering republication of the magazine if there is sufficient interest.