Media

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

Canadians and American share event in Montana

SCAdians from both sides of the border met recently for the Shire of Windegate's annual event in Shelby, Montana. Terrell Cotterell of the Shelby Promoter had the story.

"SCA: it's like going home"

"If you've gone through your life liking the Ren fairs and you get into the SCA, it's like going home," said Jeff Mason of Stevens Point, Wisconsin at a recent event sponsored by the Shire of Falcon's Keep. Shenandoah Sowash of the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune has the story.

"Mongol" to be released in September

Mongol, a new film by Russian director Sergei Bodrov, is scheduled to be released September 21, 2007. The film covers the early life of Genghis Khan.

Icelandic dig to be subject of Discovery Channel program

Filmmakers from the Discovery Channel are working with archaeologists to produce a series focusing on "findings in Hringsdalur and in Skriduklaustur, an old monastery in east Iceland." The series is scheduled to air in 2008.

Axes and swords flash in Iowa sun

"Rays of sun glinted off dented helms as two knights squared off on a grassy knoll. Lord Ciaran O'Heildhe, a 15th century Irish knight, armed with sword and shield, faced Lord Hamer Ulfsson a 10th century Viking with a sword clenched in one hand and a bardiche, or great ax, clenched in the other." Nicholas Bergin of the Burlington, Iowa Hawk Eye was there to cover the action.

Reporter visits as Philadelphia shire prepares for Scottish Irish festival

Helen I. Hwang of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently visited a fighter practice for the Shire of Harshorn-dale. Members are scheduled to participate in the area's annual Scottish Irish Festival.

Rainn Wilson to create ren faire comedy

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that actor Rainn Wilson of The Office fame will co-write the script for a movie with fellow actor Matt Ross based on Renaissance faires.

Loch Salaan members hold fighter practice in the park

Members of the Barony of Loch Salaan (Salt Lake City, Utah) gathered recently in Sugarhouse Park for an evening of fighter practice. Cathy Free of theDeseret Morning News covered the practice.

Luttrell Psalter film project

WAG Screen is creating a film based on the Luttrell Psalter, an illuminated manuscript from 14th century Lincolnshire. The film will combine images from the manuscript with live actors to produce a work which will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln’s new museum.

ReenactorClassifieds.com gives web sites of living history a free boost

Tom Higgins of ReenactorClassifieds.com has announced the creation of a website to help reenactors of various living history groups to connect online. (press release)

"Dauntless Libby" remembered in article

Kimberly Matas of the Arizona Daily Star remembers Elizabeth Jane Christensen for the warrior she was in an article chronicling the life of the SCA member. "Dauntless Libby" died August 7, 2007 at age of 44.

Equestrians muster at Pontoon Beach

On July 21, 2007, 17 members of the Barony of Shattered Crystal brought their mounts to Pontoon Beach, Illinois to practice their equestrian skills. Scott Cousins of the Granite City Press-Record has the story.

Cookstown photographer finds medieval photo-op

A photographer from Simcoe.com was on hand recently in Cookstown, Ontario as members of the local SCA group invaded the Agricultural Fairgrounds. The resultant photo album is available online.

Enjoying the medieval life on the Kenai Peninsula

SCA life in Alaska is a family affair, as reporter Jessica Cejnar of the Peninsula Clarion found out recently when she spent the day at the Court of the Prince and princess of Oertha and experienced an SCA Coronet tournament.

"Knights Next Door" available as ebook

iUniverse Publishing has The Knights Next Door: Everyday People Living Middle Ages Dreams by Patrick O'Donnell available to purchase in ebook format on their website.

Sydney discovers the Middle Ages

Andrew Taylor of the Sydney Morning Herald recently visited with members of the Shire of Radburne to learn about the SCA and how Australians enjoy the Middle Ages.

Elizabeth: the Golden Age to premiere October 12, 2007

Elizabeth: the Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen, is scheduled to open in theatres October 12, 2007. The film is a sequel to the successful Elizabeth.

Visitors may find "Havoc in Hastings"

In a press release from the Historic Charlton Park in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer, visitors are invited to find Havoc in Hastings at the Canton of Three Walls' event scheduled for September 1, 2007.

Medievalist blog listing online

Shana Worthen has created an alphabetical listing of Medievalist weblogs including a short description and frequency of medieval topics discussed.

Beowulf trailer online

A trailer from the upcoming film Beowulf is now available to download. The Robert Zemeckis film is scheduled to open in theatres November 16, 2007.

Build a centurian!

DK Eyewitness publishers allows visitors to "join the Roman Army" and create a Roman centurian to do their fighting for them.

Gode Cookery returns to the Food Network

Master Hogge de Watlynge reports that Gode Cookery has once again taped a program for the Food Network's The Secret Life Of This time the recipe was for gingerbread.

Many Thanks to the Chroniclers of the Oaken Region

I would like to thank all the wonderful Chroniclers of the Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom for all the work they have done.

Being a Chronicler is often a thankless, and over-looked position. However, it is by the efforts of the Chroniclers that our wonderful history as an organisation is recorded. Without the Chroniclers, we would not have much, if any, history of how the SCA has grown.

Sylvan Glen draws crowds in West Virginia park

“It’s one of the few hobbies where we try to portray honor, chivalry, kindness and patience,” said Nancy Smith of the recent Ren Faire at the Poor house Farm Park in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Jillian E. Kesner of the Journal has the story.

Medieval times in Madison

Medieval life is alive and well at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the form of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. Maisie Ramsay of the Capitol Times reports.

Bardic Circle Publications

Calling All Writers! Bardic Circle Publications needs you! Bardic Circle Publications, the new publishing imprint for SCA fiction, is putting together a collection of short stories from SCA members to SCA members.

SCA Bladesmith on The Discovery Science Channel

Njall Olaf Hagarson (Scott B. Jaqua), of the kingdom of Caid, has announced that he will appear crafting weapons on the Discovery Science Channel's Faces of Earth program on August 9, 2007.

Evansville warriors battle in the park

Members of the Shire of Riviere Constelle in Evansville, Indiana recently held a demo in Wesselman Park to the delight of onlookers. "We'd never heard about this or been to it, and Jeremy is kind of interested, so we decided to come down," said Angie Gish, who attended with her 13-year-old son. (photo)

Caution: D&D and SCA may lead to medieval scholarship

In an article for The Chronicle, John Gravois discusses his recent attendance at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, and looks at the connection between medieval scholars, reenactors and gamers.

"History Geeks" in Kansas

Alaide Vilchis Ibarra of the University Daily Kansan reports on a demo staged by members of the Shire of Carlsby, the local SCA group. “We are all history geeks for the most part with an interest in medieval life,” said Richard Jones, a Lawrence resident and 27-year society member.