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: A good place to raise your kids

Prince Timothy of AEthelmearc has raised six children in the SCA. “It’s a good place to raise your kids and teach them a little something as time goes on,” he told Joan Mead-Matsui of the Abington Journal during the reporter's visit to Myrkfael Regional Melee Practice in the Barony of Endless Hills (Scott Township, Pennsylvania). (photos)

Medievalists invade the Ames Free Library

Patrons of the Ames Free Library in Easton, Massachusetts were transported back to the Middle Ages when members of the Society for Creative Anachronism offered them a history lesson, with the group demonstrating its skills in crafts and combat. A photographer from the Easton Journal was on hand to capture the activities.

An introduction to equestrian combat in An Tir

Monica Bretherton writes the Horsebytes blog at the Seattle PI. She recently visited an SCA equestrian event in the Kingdom of An Tir, where she learned about medieval re-enactment on horseback. (photos)

Combat and dance in Cascades Park

Lady Kestral likes to dance -- but also throw axes. Sgt. Eginolf is a fighter, who lets off stress through armored combat. Both spoke to reporter Sam Gause of the MLive (Jackson, Michigan) about the life in the SCA and the Shire of Talonvale. (slideshow)

Tin whistles and ferrets in the SCA

Wendy Furie is a veterinarian - and a Scottish bard. While the two professions might sound at odds with each other, she makes them work, in the modern world and as Swannoc Beag, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Laura Blasey of the Frederick (Maryland) News-Post has the story.

Texas paper spotlights the Barony of Raven's Fort

In its Club Spotlight column for July 14, 2013, the Huntsville Item (Huntsville, Texas) looks at the Barony of Raven's Fort, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Village pillaged in New Jersey

A recent Saturday afternoon in Mount Holly, New Jersey, found axe-throwing Boy Scouts mixing with sword-wielding SCA members at the Pillage the Village fair -- and this year's fair had pirates! Courier-Times staff writer Steven Hart visited the event and has the story. (photos)

Learning "the best of history" in the SCA

Residents of Carlisle, Mechanicsburg and the West Shore in Pennsylvania have a chance to learn "the best of history" in the SCA by taking "what happened in historical times and recreating it to the best of their ability," says Rachel Wright of Hampden Township. Joseph Cress of The Sentinel spoke with Wright and others for a recent article.

Hanging with "the hard-core SCA"

The Kingdom of Trimaris can be a forbiddingly hot place in the summer, especially in 40 pounds of armor. Kyle Swenson, reporter for New Times in Broward County and Palm Beach, Florida, tried his hand at SCA fighting... with mixed results. The story was reprinted in The Week.

Journalist remembers the Pennsic War

On the publication's blog Bygone Days, The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) history reporter Joseph Cress remembers his participation in the Pennsic War.

Amnesiac mystery solved by Swedish SCA

In February 2013, a 61-year-old man woke up in a Palm Springs, California hospital, speaking Swedish and claiming his name was Johan Ek. Diagnosed with Transient Global Amnesia and identified by his ID as an American, Michael Boatwright mystified doctors until the Society for Creative Anachronism became involved. (photos)

In Trimaris, "it's about honor"

Miami New Times reporter Kyle Swenson took the opportunity to hang out "with about 500 Trimarians in ornate medieval tunics" over Memorial Day to see what medieval re-enactment was all about. What did he find? "It's about honor." The feature-length article includes photos. PG-13

Dad bonds with kids through the SCA

“It promotes honor, courtesy, generosity — a lot of things that are kind of missing in today’s society,” said Asgar Rolfson (Dan Haley) of Sarasota Springs, New York, about his sons' participation with him in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Meg Hagerty of the Post Star spoke with Lord Asgar for a Father's Day article.

Life of Elizabeth Woodville dramatized on BBC One

Best-selling historical novelist Philippa Gregory has inspired a new series, currrently running on BBC One, which tells the stories of Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The White Queen is based on Gregory's series The Cousin’s War.

Northshielders and Midrealmers "get our geek on" at Border Skirmish

What divides the Kingdoms of Northshield and the Middle? Why, the Cheddar Curtain, of course! At least, it does for the annual Border Skirmish event. Margaret Plevak of Walworth County (Wisconsin) Today has the story.

Middle schoolers learn at New Jersey Ren Fair

It was a day of fun and learning at Readington Middle School, along with the Holland Brook School, in Readington Township, New Jersey when Readington held its annual Renaissance Fair. Renée Kiriluk-Hill of the Hunterdon Democrat has the story.

Q&A with Andy Keleman, Director of SCA Web Ad

Andy Keleman, a commercial director based out of Pittsburgh, created a commercial for the SCA as his entry in a competition sponsored by Diners Club. He answered questions for the East Kingdom Gazette about creating the commercial with the SCA and his work.

SCA merchant sells, teaches at Massachusetts market

“Women never went out in public without their hair properly covered. But Italian women were notorious for tweaking laws," said Carver, Massachusetts merchant Susan Christiano about hair dressing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Christiano sells handmade snoods and other ornaments at the Carver Farmers’ Market. (photo)

CW premieres "Reign" in fall 2013

The BBC has announced Reign, a new drama based on the teenage years of Mary, Queen of Scots, which will hit American TV screens autumn 2013. The series will star Adelaide Kane as Mary and will begin with 15-year-old Mary's arrival in France as the bethrothed of the French prince Francis.

A&S stressed at Rockland demo

Residents of the Penobscot Bay area of Maine were treated to the sight of knights in armor and ladies in fine gowns when the Shire of Hadchester (Rockland) held a Renaissance Faire/demo in Harbor Park. Chris Wolf of The Pilot spoke with members. (photos)

"Chivalry, honour and grace" in Lochac

"What I love about these events is the gentile [sic] behaviour of the lords and ladies with everyone embracing the concept of chivalry, honour and grace," said Catalina Damiana Flores de la Monatana (Camila Turner) about attending events in the SCA. Catalina recently spoke to Chris Owen of the Sunshine Coast Daily (Queensland, Australia). (photos)

SCA recognized in Berkeley history article

Steven Finacom of the Berkeley Historical Society looks at the city's history from late April to early May, and includes the first event of what would become the Society for Creative Anachronism on May 1, 1966. The short article appears in the San Jose Mercury News.

Medieval Times: The Movie

In a move that is tragically not part of an SCA Today April Fool's story, two Hollywood production companies are teaming up to make a movie based on Medieval Times "Dinner and Tournament" theme restaurant.

Barony of Al-Barran commended for participation in Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Members of the Barony of Al-Barran were recently commended for their help with the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire by Sandy Wylie, Events Assistant for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

SCA: “They just don’t get to read about history. They get to do it.”

“I love seeing how people can really get into their character and become someone from the Middle Ages,they just don’t get to read about history. They get to do it.” said Isabella Beatrice della Rosa (Melissa Wobig) to reporter Chris Mueller of The Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota) about SCA members. Mueller covered the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield. (photo)

"Knights" bring history to California middle schoolers

It was a day when history came to life recently at Lompoc Valley Middle School when students were treated to a display of armored combat and other lessons from the Middle Ages courtesy of members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photo)

Gulf Wars XXII: "My kid brother thinks I'm crazy"

When interviewed by Donesha Aldridge of WHLT 22 television, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Gulf Wars Media Specialist Sheila Doughty and rapier fighter Theorn Rutyna spoke about the fun and comradery of the SCA. (video)

Knights invade Arab Elementary School

It was a fun day for students at Arab Elementary School in Arab, Alabama when nine members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism brought the Middle Ages to life in the classroom. Arab Tribune photographer David Moore was on hand for the fun with his camera. (photos)

“A War with no Enemies” in the Hattiesburg American

The 22nd Gulf Wars in Lumberton, Mississippi drew over 3,000 people to King’s Arrow Ranch to enjoy the annual "War with no Enemies.” Emily Ham Price of the Hattiesburg American journeyed to the campout to experience medieval life. (photos and video)

WDAM demonstrates wonders of medieval life at Gulf Wars XXII

Swords clashed in the Ravine Battle at Gulf Wars XXII and WDAM, Hattisburg, Mississippi television, was there for the action. For the print article, the reporter interviewed Suzanne Sherman of Kansas and Lisa and Brian Blair, of Mobile, AL. An excellent video from WDAM has also been posted on YouTube.