Media

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

Melee happens in Albertville, Minnesota

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

Star Wars mythology finds roots in ancient Greek and Roman tales

Carl Rubino, a classic professor at Hamilton College, feels that classical themes are the basis for the popular Star Wars movies, a concept he explains in an upcoming History Channel documentary Star Wars: Legacy.

Medieval couple demonstrate skills in Montana town

Terrell and Adrienne Cotterell of Shelby, Montana have enjoyed life in the SCa for ten years, he as a fighter and she as a Middle Eastern dancer. Reporter Kim Skornogoski of the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune spoke to them before the Shire of Windegate's Whipping Winds event.

SCA fighters stop traffic in Atenveldt

Rim Country (Pine, Arizona) rocked recently with the sound of sword striking armor when members of the SCA brought their game to the Pine-Strawberry Senior Center for a weekend tournament. Max Foster of the Payson Roundup covered the event.

John Lundemo makes swords the old-fashioned way

Goshen, Pennsylvania swordsmith John Lundemo has earned an international reputation as for collectors of steel blades, but 25 years ago, he was just a guy in the SCA learning to fight with wooden swords.

SCA shines at 12th annual Medieval Faire

Sixth graders at Dartmouth Middle School (Riverside County, California) learned all about the wonders of the Middle Ages when members of the local SCA group took them on a trip back in time.

Fighting for fun in Calontir

Darrell Todd Maurina of the Waynesville (Missouri) Daily Guide visited and photographed members of the Shire of Calonais Nuadh as they camped on the Roubidoux Creek for Frog Fest.

Muppet Vikings: In the Navy

From the last Muppet show: 30 Muppet Vikings sing the Village People classic In the Navy. It just had to happen!

SCA-organized ren faire raises money for charity

Children were the real winners at the recent Ocean Springs (Mississippi) Renaissance Faire, which featured many kid-friendly activities. Brad Crocker of the Mississippi Press has the story.

SCA sued in aftermath of Schragger case

A Philadelphia television station reports that the Society for Creative Anachronism has been named in a federal lawsuit for failing to safeguard children in a case stemming from the trial of Benjamin Schragger.

El Segundo Middle School students learn by doing

Students at El Segundo Middle School in California got a chance to see just how things were done in the Middle Ages recently when members of the Barony of Lyondemere, in the Kingdom of Caid, paid them a visit. Paul Clinton and Shelly Leachman of the Daily Breeze covered the story.

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.