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 Sat, 2008-08-23 12:17
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-22 11:50
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-21 08:05
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.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2008-08-18 12:41
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-17 08:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-15 11:34
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).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-14 16:05
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)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-09 07:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-07 12:21
The Eric Reborn podcast discusses SCA combat and is looking for guests to interview on the show.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-06 16:14
KansasCity.com offers an extensive album of portraits of attendees taken at this year's Lilies War (June 13-22, 2008).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-08-05 16:22
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-03 16:40
"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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 16:15
An extensive trailer from the latest screen version of Alexander Nevsky is available to view on YouTube. The film is in Russian.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-26 07:45
“'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)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 07:06
“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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-23 06:46
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."
Submitted by Tryggvy on Tue, 2008-07-22 15:25
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-20 11:41
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)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-19 15:52
"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)
Submitted by Heirusalem on Thu, 2008-07-17 12:11
The Pennsic Independent offers a new mail-home subscription option to help with delivery problems.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-07 09:25
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 18:02
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 09:21
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 12:09
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 15:31
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 09:14
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 09:45
The Pennsic Independent is proud to announce the addition of podcasts.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-06-14 15:37
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 12:38
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 07:33
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.