Media

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

Mongolia-focused SCA group gains international attention

In New York, computer professional Luigi Kapaj has created the Silver Horde, a reenactment group focused on Mongolian culture within the SCA. The UB Post, an English-language newspaper in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, recently published a feature-length article about the group.

Lions Road SCA Podcast Expands to Live Webcast

Lions Road podcast now goes live Tuesday nights at 7:30 PST. See a live webcast of the Lions Road, chat in our real time chat room or just listen in. You can also call in on the Lions Road chat line and talk to them over the phone about history, SCA or related topics. So check them out http://lionsroad.org

Discovery Channel's "How Beer Works"

The Discovery Channel's "How Things Work" recently ran an episode on beer. As an added resource, the network's website includes additional information on the beverage including "Beer Myths" and "How Beer Can be Good for Your Heart."

Wreckreation Nation premiere features Dagorhir battle

The premiere episode of the Discovery Channel's Wreckreation Nation will feature an epic Battle of Badon Hill as created by Dagorhir in Somerset, Pennsylvania. The first show will air January 6, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. est.

"Rome" TV series may yet have life

Fans of the cancelled HBO series Rome may have something to celebrate. Producer Bruno Heller would like to "produce a theatrical wrap-up" to the series.

Rhapsody offers online Ren Faire themed audio stream

Rhapsody, a subscription-based music webcast service, has added a Ren Faire channel that features music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a continuous Internet audio stream.

Viking Society offers publications online

The Viking Society for Northern Research has digitized most of its back issues of publication beginning in 1895 and made them available for free on its wensite.

Jennifer Writing Blog

Jennifer writes medieval to contemporary Christian fiction set in Europe and the Carolinas. Much of her work is inspired by her own family history dating as far back as 1630 when many of her ancestors migrated to America.

SCAdian consultant for Military Channel's "Warriors"

Rose Marian reports that Master Edward of Effingham (OL for period Japanese research) was a consultant on Warriors, a BBC program involving Japanese history. The six-part docudrama airs Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time).

Need Scottish Images for 1450-1500

I'm trying to put together a book trailer for my Scottish Medieval novel that will be released in Spring 2010. I'm hoping to find colored images/illustrations/photos/pictorials of some sort for the time period of 1450-1500. I'd like the clothing to be authentic to the time period which will rule out kilts. My hero is a MacPhearson with dark hair and my heroine is a MacKenzie with auburn hair.

"Modern Medieval and Fantasy Madness" discussion group created

Sir Rhydderch has created a Yahoo discussion group dealing with his favorite things: medieval and fantasy based games, toys, TV shows, and movies. The forum is called Modern Medieval and Fantasy Madness.

Traditional & Folk Music Hour features SCAdian musicians

Melandra of the Woods (Melinda Lafevers), Producer and Host of the Traditional and Folk Music Hour reports that the latest program features SCA-connected musicians and groups. The program aired November 29, 2008, but is available online by clicking on "original article" below.

"1066: the Movie" awaiting release

1066: the Movie, a film starring Gary Daniels and Martin Klebba, was scheduled for release in September 2008, but has yet to hit theaters. The website includes production information, a blog, a gallery and a really great poster.

"Reclaiming the Blade" trailer online

A trailer from the soon-to-be-released documentary Reclaiming the Blade is now available to view online. The film was directed by Daniel McNicoll and stars Viggo Mortensen.

Monty Python YouTube Channel

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.

It's not the SCA but....

The comedy film Role Models features a young man who engages in medieval fantasy role-playing - played for laughs in this "horny man-child comedy for the overgrown banana peel crowd." But, according to Gina Carbone of Seacoast Online, "The film's major battle is as pumped as any butt-kicking in “The Lord of the Rings” with way better death scenes."

Kingston, New York shire members "Light up the Dark Ages"

"Initially my friends dragged me into it," said Christine Larsson, who has been a society member for 26 years. "I started cooking because I noticed everybody else's cooking wasn't that good. I had to show them it could be done better." Larsson is a member of the Shire of Nordenhal, the subject of a recent article by Bonnie Langston of the Kingston Daily Freeman.

SCA fits the bill for Wisconsin enrichment program

"Catch a Dragon by the Tale" was the theme for library night, one of the options for kids at Howe Elementary School's After School Academy Program. For another, the Wisconsin Rapids school invited members of the local SCA group to teach students about chivalry.

An Tirian Duke Fills Role In Indie Film

SCA Duke Tjorkill Kanne of An Tir, modernly known as Jon Krausch, adds acting to his many martial skills as he plays a leading role in Black Mountain Madman, a horror-comic-slasher film currently in production the back hills of Oregon.

Lions Road podcast features SCAtoday.net founders

Please pardon the shameless plug, but we had so much fun doing this that we had to share! SCAtoday.net founders THL Milica of Varna and Maistor Justinos Tekton were interviewed last week for the Lions Road weekly SCA podcast.

Radio station's Halloween special features SCA musicians

Radio host Melinda LaFevers, known in the SCA as Melandra of the Woods, hosts a weekly folk music show on radio station KVHU, sponsored by Harding University. This week's show will feature the talents of several "current and former SCA bards" and will be broadcast on the web as well as on the air.

Deadline for subscribing to" Renaissance Magazine" approaches

Patrick Anderson, President, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. reminds members that the deadline for receiving a special subscription rate for Renaissance Magazine is October 31, 2008.

Re-enactor photo used to make point in Brisbane Times

A photo of armored combat was used in the October 10 online edition of the Brisbane (Australia) Times to make a legal point. According to the lead line in the article, "Queenslanders can now challenge one another to duels but face jail for leaving their children unsupervised."

32 do battle for Throne of Meridies

About 200 people were on hand recently to cheer on the combatants vying for the Throne of the Kingdom of Meridies. Jamon Smith, Staff Writer for the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News covered the story.

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.