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 Heirusalem on Thu, 2008-07-17 13:11
The Pennsic Independent offers a new mail-home subscription option to help with delivery problems.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-07 10:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-05 19:02
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-02 10:21
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."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-30 13:09
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-06-21 16:31
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)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-20 10:14
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!
Submitted by Heirusalem on Wed, 2008-06-18 10:45
The Pennsic Independent is proud to announce the addition of podcasts.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-06-14 16:37
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-13 13:38
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-04 08:33
Mongol, a 2008 film directed by Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the early life of Genghis Khan as a slave in 13th century Russia.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-02 15:04
Eilidh Swann reports that members of the Canton of Summergate (San Diego, California) in the Kingdom of Caid explained the wonders of the SCA for videographer Bill Wechter from the North County Times when he visited Summergate Anniversary. The video is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-23 17:04
SCA fighting is addictive. “I tried it, and I’ve been hooked. I came for the fighting and competition,” said Arthur Donadio, 40, a former football player who saw his opportunities for sport dwindling as he aged. “You stay for the friends you make and the opportunity to keep it going and teach other people.” John Ramsey of the Fayetteville Observer has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-21 14:37
Security was tight for the April 1, 2008 meeting of U.S. President George W. Bush and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko, as captured by Reuters photographer Grigory Dukor, who observed security's reaction to guys in armor.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-17 10:42
The sound of sword on metal drew visitors away from their little league games recently in Appleton, Wisconsin when members of the Barony of Windhaven showed off their medieval chops. Steve Wideman of the Appleton Post-Crescent has the story. (photo and video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-16 17:20
Are you a fan of medieval historical fiction? Don't know what to read next? Take a look at Nan Hawthorne's Medieval Novels website for ideas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-10 15:10
There has been much speculation about whether or not the SCA is the target of the recent Dominos Pizza commercial depicting a delivery to a group of medieval re-enactors.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-07 19:29
On Thursday nights, City Park in Bowling Green, Ohio, is alive with the sounds of rattan on steel as members of the local SCA branch practice their armored combat skills. Adam Lewis of BG News (Bowling Green State University) has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-07 15:26
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin is going medieval this summer with a series of exhibits highlighting medieval armor and photographs of SCAdians by California photographer E.F. Kitchen. Keith Uhlig of the Wausau Daily Herald has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-05-06 13:25
Students at Jacksonville, Florida's Southside Middle School were treated to a day of chivalry when members of the local SCA group visited the school for its annual celebration of "Knights Day." Sandy Strickland of My Southside Sun has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-29 18:08
The List Universe blog offers an annotated list of the "9 Great Historically Accurate Medieval Movies," some of which may be unfamiliar to most casual film buffs.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 14:14
To Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today, chivalry is very much alive and plays an important role in everyday life. Reporter Geoff Bouvier of the San Diego Weekly Reader has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-04-14 16:16
A video teaser of the upcoming commercial film of Estrella War XXIV is now available online. The film by Thomas Gofton, Spencer Osborne and Martin Uus may be pre-ordered.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-12 10:11
California natives Ed and Kim Slone are moving to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where they hope to pursue their SCA interests. Linda Richardson of the Sault Star caught up with them at the recent “Passport to Unity” event designed to welcome new residents.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-10 17:54
"We're sort of a mob of misfits," said Lisa Theriot, aka Adelaide de Beaumont at a recent SCA gathering in the Barony of Bjornsborg, in an interview with Vincent T. Davis of the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-04 14:49
An article by David Ansen in the March 6 Newsweek Magazine on the latest costume dramas deals with the HBO mini-series John Adams and how costume sets the mood for a project.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-04 07:39
The martial arts of western Europe are gaining popularity in the United States. Practices and conferences where participants wield swords, pikes and daggers, and quote from medieval and renaissance sources, are cropping up all over. Elizabeth Weise of USA Today has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-03 10:05
An odd advertisement appeared March 18, 2008 in the London Daily Telegraph. Titled "The Ancient & Noble Order of The Knights Templar," the ad announced that the Order "would petition the Pope to 'restore the Order with the duties, rights and privileges appropriate to the 21st century and beyond.'"
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-01 15:23
Forget the conquest of England! Who has the couch? The Simpsons take on the Bayeux Tapestry for the opening gag.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 18:23
The theatre and film world is mourning the death of British actor Paul Scofield, best known for his role as Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons. Scofield was 86 years old. Audrey Woods of the Associated Press wrote his obituary.