Media

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

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.

Barony of Atenveldt celebrates 38th anniversary

"Introduced to Phoenix in 1969 by Rick Cook and Mike Reynolds, Atenveldt became the first barony recognized by the SCA," writes Sadie Joe Smokey in a recent article for the Arizona Republic. Cook, who was also Atenveldt's first king, was on hand to share in the celebration.

The Middle Ages flourish in Caer Adamant

Archery, armored combat, the charm of the medieval world, are some of the topics discussed recently when Al Kemp of the (Delaware) News Journal visited the Shire of Caer Adamant. (photos)

Leatherworker shares love of SCA and his craft

Alamogordo, New Mexico leatherworker Terrence English has worked his trade for over 40 years, a career that includes work for the films "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Excalibur." He is a member of the Shire of the White Mountains in the Outlands.

SCA draws crowds at Cloudcroft Ren Faire

Over 5,000 braved possible rain showers recently to attend the Renaissance Faire in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, which included demos by the local SCA group and by the Kingdom of Dragonspine (Amtgard). Karl Anderson of the Alamogordo Daily News had the story.

An Tir - West War at Lazy J Ranch

The An Tir/West War brings the sound of medieval battle to Gold Beach, Oregon the last weekend in June, 2007. Hannah Hoffman of the Curry County Reporter has the story.

Ames, Iowa: medieval center

Ames, Iowa is definitely a center for medieval activities according to an article in the Iowa State Daily. Staff writer Jenn Hanson reports that both the Society of Creative Anachronism and the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society have chapters there.

Lilies photos featured in "Community Faces"

Logan reports that an album of photos taken at Lilies War has been posted to the Kansas City Stars "Community Faces" page.

Fencers brave the mud at library ren faire

Young observers called for blood recently during a rapier demonstration at the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day affair sponsored by the Mancos Public Library and featuring members of the local SCA group. Katie Burford of the Durango (Colorado) Herald had the story.

Warriors die "an excellent death" at Auburn Library

Amy Weaver, Staff Writer for the Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News reports on a recent demonstration presented by the Shire of the Eagle at Auburn City Library. Participant Laura Pate asked, "Who wouldn't love this world?"

Highland River Melees proves chivalry is not dead

The Herald-Mail reports from this year's Highland River Melees, an annual event in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Meridies teachers bring medieval dance to a modern world

During the day, Rebecca and Michael Myers of Maryville, Tennessee are high school teachers, but in their free time, they are teachers of another sort: medieval and renaissance dance.

Kingdom of Terre Nueve youth subject of documentary

14-year-old Colin Taylor, a member of the Kingdom of Terre Nueve (Adrian Empire) reenactment group, is the subject of a documentary film by Destin Cretton. The film, Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey was made for $200 and will debut on HBO June 17, 2007

McDaniel Park comes alive with the sound of melee

Heavy fighters from the Shire of Shire of Oakheart in Springfield, Missouri enjoy a little friendly battle when they gather at McDaniel Park on Thursday evening for a practice. Mike Penprase of the News-Leader reports.

Fighters face obstacles in Springfield, Missouri parks

Park officials of the Springfield-Greene County Parks Department (Springfield, Missouri), concerned for the safety of SCA fighters, have contacted members of the local organization to advise them that their activities will need to regulated as a sport. Mike Penprase of the News-Leader has the story.

Crowds cheer fighters at Dragon's Laire's Medieval Faire

5,000 spectators and over 1,000 SCA members met recently at the annual Medieval Faire hosted by the Barony of Dragon's Laire in Port Gamble, Washington for a weekend of combat, fencing, archery and equestrian exhibitions designed to showcase medieval skills. Annie Tietje of the North Kitsap Herald covered the event.

Shire of Amlesmore battles, teaches in Calontir

Members of Calontir's Shire of Amlesmore meet on Sunday afternoons at Tribble Park in Hallsville, Missouri to hold fighter practice, demonstrate their skills and talk to the public. Reporter Aaron Rosenblatt of The Missourian has the story. (Photos)

Local news coverage in Adiantum

TV news reporter Meghan Kalkstein, from station KVAL, was on site at Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Tournament, held in the Barony of Adiantum, Principality of Summits, An Tir.

Chivalry rules at Indiana middle school

A day of dueling knights in armor, medieval dancing and games was in store recently as members of the Shire of Greyhope visited Hebron (Indiana) Middle School. James D. Wolf of the Post-Tribune had the story.

Melee happens in Albertville, Minnesota

An SCA bridge battle was the subject of a photo recently in the North Crow River News (Albertville, Minnesota).