Media

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

SCA joins Harry Potter group for Red Nose charity event

Take a bunch of Harry Potter fans, add some local SCA members, a few Monty Python Society afficionatos and, for good measure, throw in belly dancers and what do you get? A recipe for an entertaining evening as students of Penn State University found out recently during Red Nose Day. Leslie Finlay has the story.

Cal Day with the SCA

Students celebrated "Cal Day" recently with swing dancing and a demo by the local SCA group.

Bards in Space: Video Game to Teach Kids About Shakespeare

This just in! The Bard is going into space! Yes, that's right, folks, it's the showdown of the millennium...William Shakespeare vs. Alien.

3rd graders study medieval history with the help of the SCA

“'Don’t hit so hard that you break these things,' he told the kids, brandishing a sword with a foam blade covered in silver duct tape. 'Do not hit in the face. Use it to block. Now, find a partner. Find a sword,'” commanded Gunnarr Snaebjorn (aka Cory Beard) during a recent demo.

The Viking experiment

In the online version of Archaeology Magazine, Andrew Curry studies re-enactors who took part in the Viking Festival in Wolin, Poland by joining their game.

Monty Python's Holy Grail Lego-style

The folks at Lego have a little fun in this animated version of knights of the round table scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

SCA corporate announcement: Increased Media Attention and Guidelines

An announcement was issued today by Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the SCA's Board of Directors, concerning the SCA's relationship with modern-world media.

DRH_LMD, A Short Story

Jonathan Blackbow has written a short story set in the world of the SCA. He shared it on the Atenveldt list and allows us to repost it here.

SCAdians and academics unite for Medieval and Renaissance Evening

Medieval sights and sounds were the order of the day recently when Lynchburg College (Virginia) presented its annual Medieval and Renaissance Evening complete with handsome knights in armor, lovely ladies in long gowns and clever bards. Christa Desrets of the Lynchburg News-Advance has the story.

Historical Novel Set During Reign of Henry II

Mistress of the Art of Death, a new novel by Ariana Franklin, has been released from Putnam. The story is set in 1171, during the reign of England's King Henry II, based around murders taking place in Cambridge.

Tudor revival

An article in the April 2, 2007 edition of Time Magazine takes a look at the renewed interest in Tudor England. "When Royals Become Rock Stars" by Rebecca Winters Keegan discusses the upcoming Showtime series The Tudors as well as movies depicting the lives of Elizabeth I and the Boleyn Sisters.

Meridian SCAdians to help with Chamber of Commerce Renaissance Faire

Karen Middleton of the Athens, Alabama News-Courier reports on the planned activities of the fifth annual Ardmore (Tennessee) Renaissance Faire. The event is scheduled for April 21-22, 2007 and will feature participation by the Huntsville, Alabama chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

History Channel offers RSS and podcasts

Duke Brannos of Legio Draconis reports that the History Channel now offers RSS feeds of their schedule and programming and podcasts of popular shows.

Medievalists.net web site "devoted to the medieval world"

Medievalists.net is a new web site and affiliated blog with articles about the history of the Middle Ages. The blog's syndicated headlines are now offered as an optional feature on SCAtoday.net.

Tournaments Illuminated Undergoes Renovation

Tournaments Illuminated is undergoing changes, and authors, photographers, and artists are needed.

"Pathfinder" to hit theaters April 13, 2007

Pathfinder, a film starring Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood and Clancy Brown, will open in theaters April 13, 2007. The adventure film tells the story of Vikings in North America.

CBS network scraps production of "Survivor Trimaris"

After taping just one episode, the CBS television network has ceased production of a planned "Survivor Trimaris" edition of its popular reality TV program, citing "personality conflicts" with the cast.

Police still stumped by murder of West Kingdom man

Ten years ago, father and son Neal and Brendan Abernathy were murdered in their home in Contra Costa, California, but police are no closer to discovering their killer.

TaraWatch strives to save sacred site

An online campaign to save the historic Hill of Tara in Ireland has been created. TaraWatch is hoping to collect enough money to pay for a professional archaeological assessment of the M3 motorway at the site.

Gulf War XVI featured in local article.

An article posted in the local Hattiesburg, Mississippi paper features brief interviews with several SCA folk attending Gulf Wars.

Hands-on history

Members of the Barony of Dragonsspine were the subject of a recent article by Jennifer Wilson for the Colorado Springs Gazette. She writes, "The sound of swords crashing against heavy shields and the clatter of dueling rapiers echoed over the battlefield the night of March 8."

SCAdians featured in Gulf Wars article

Kevin Soice and his family, from Houseton, Texas, are featured in an article chronicling life at Gulf Wars, by Susan Lakes of the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) American. Also interviewed were Mississippi residents Linda and Michael Matthews, and Lucian Provost from Arkansas.

Thomas Whitehart to be featured on Weekend America

Caidan storyteller THL Thomas Whitehart, also known as True Thomas the Storyteller, will be featured in the Saturday March 17, 2007 edition of Public Radio's Weekend America. His segment will cover Irish lore and storytelling.

Live News Coverage from Rowany Festival

In the Kingdom of Lochac, Sveinn inn kyrri Grimsson has taken on the ambitious task of bringing news directly from the Rowany Festival to the Web. SCAtoday.net now features an hourly-updated news feed from the Rowany news web site.

SCAdians brave Wisconsin snowstorm to attend Haire Affair

Northshield folk are made of tough stuff, as proven recently by those who braved a late winter snowstorm to attend An Artful Haire Affair at the Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Jeni Lewis of the Marshfield News-Herald had the story.

The Tudors come to Showtime

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will star as the young Henry VIII in Showtime's new series The Tudors. The series begins Sunday April 1, 2007 at 20:00 (EST).

Celebrating Days of Yore

The Hollister Free Lance reports from a tournament in the Barony of Darkwood.

California SCAdian opens fencing school

Quartz Hill, California resident Antek Ignatowicz opened the Phoenyx Fencing Studio last year and now provides classes for municipal recreation programs. Christine Berwick of the Antelope Valley Press has the story.

History Channel chronicles Saint Patrick's Day

The History Channel has collected material on the history of Saint Patrick's Day on its website. The site includes a short video.

Barbarian Battle Tech on the History Channel

On Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 20:00 (EST), the History Channel will air an episode of Modern Marvels entitled "Barbarian Battle Tech," which deals with weapons that revolutionized warfare.