Media

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

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.

Robin Hood to premiere on BBC America March 3, 2007

A new, edgier Robin Hood will join the ranks of hooded men when the latest series made for television debuts on BBC America March 3, 2007 at 21:00 (EST).

Stinky fighters price of authenticity, but SCA still fun, says reporter

Erin Sullivan of the St. Petersburg Times in Florida visited a local SCA demo and spoke with members about the tradeoffs between full authenticity and leaving out the unpleasant parts of the Middle Ages.

Folo goes to Reenactor Fest

Lord Folo of the Middle Kingdom attended the recent Reenactor Fest in Arlington, Illinois. Part science fiction con, part gun show, but with better costumes, the convention had something for everyone, except maybe "skimpily-clad spokes models." Read Folo's thoughts on his LiveJournal blog.

New Compleat Anachronist editor seeks submissions

Tonwen ferch Gruffudd Aur, (Rae Hadley), the newly-named editor for the Compleat Anachronist, is looking for writers, illustrators and reviewers for the publication.

"Murder at the War" author interviewed

Author and SCA member Mary Kuhfeld, creator of Murder at the War and the Sister Frevisse mysteries (written under the names of Mary Monica Pulver and Margaret Frazier), was interviewed recently by David Gustafson of the Star Tribune.

Long-time Boston-area SCAdian featured in article

Cassandra Boell von Bayer has been part of the SCA for about 29 years and has gained repute for her skill in costuming and small animal husbandry. A recent article in The Bolton Common profiles her SCA life.

New SCA Press Officer Appointed

The Vice President of Operations of the SCA, Inc, Mr. George L. Reed announced this week the selection of the next Press Officer for the SCA Inc.

Rome: Upstairs Downstairs with swords!

In an article for Newsweek, Malcolm Jones looks at the second season of the HBO series Rome.

Trimaris residents take part in Lee County Medieval Faire

The public was invited to step back into the Middle Ages recently when the Riverdale Kiwanis were joined by members of the Society for Creative Anachronism for the Lee County Medieval Faire. Joseph A. Gonzales of the News-Press has the story.

Ealdormere Laurel subject of Playboy Magazine article

An Ealdormere Laurel in Playboy magazine? Well, not exactly. To be more accurate: the Laurel herself isn't in the magazine, but her work is.

Rav4 jousting

Children, don't try this at home! Several thrill-seekers in England have posted a video of jousting using polearms and a couple of Toyoto Rav4 vehicles.

Steven Muhlberger's "Chivalry Today" interview

Prof. Steven Muhlberger author of Deeds of Arms discusses chivalry in the Middle Ages on the Chivalry Today podcast.

Plush Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

Leave it to the people who market Monty Python tie-ins to come up with a toy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch that you can actually throw at someone!

Armed and odorous

A blog-writer on the Sydney Morning Herald National website visits a fighter practice in the Barony of Rowany.

A knight to remember

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports from the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, where 750 Boy Scouts attended the 13th annual Calapooia District Cub Scout Lock-in, where several members of the SCA participated in medieval-themed activities.

Radio for SCAdians

THL Wynne of Atenveldt has announced a radio/internet show of music related to SCA activities. "For those of us who can listen to the radio at work, and even better if you have the internet, Phoenix College has acquired an internet radio license and yours truly has procured an hour for music."

Education Commisioner Rules Sword Okay in Yearbook Photo

Paul Pontarelli, a hearing officer for the Rhode Island state school commission, says that a local high school must allow a sword-wielding photo of SCA member Patrick Agin to be published.

Craft and art combine for Calontir armorer

SCA member Andy Ward of Avoca, Arkansas combines craft and artistry when he creates armor for his business Ward Metal. Becca Bacon Martin interviewed him for an article in the Morning News.

Grendel on Sci Fi Saturday

On Saturday 13, 2007, the Sci Fi Channel will present the world premiere of Grendel, a Sci Fi original movie "based on the classic legend of Beowulf and Grendel."

USA Today Profiles Lawsuit Teen

The recent lawsuit bewteen a SCAdian and a Rhode Island school has raised the Society's media profile. USA Today gives a positive overview of our activities and purposes.

Martin Scorsese to Develop Medieval Movie for Paramount

Martin Scorsese has signed to direct a screen version of Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

Viking swordplay in Iceland

Members of Rimmugýgur, a club dedicated to the research of Viking culture and sword fighting founded in 1997, show off their prowess with sword and shield for a reporter from the Iceland Review.

Brawny Academy Trains Renaissance Men

Brawny men joust on tricycles over a mud pit for the sake of a lady fair, and later learn to dance in Episode 4 of the Brawny Academy, an on-line series of videos promoting the Brawny brand of paper towels.

Renaissance Faire puzzles Pennsylvania student

In an editorial for the Kutztown University Keystone, journalism student Nate Carrick ponders what makes human beings turn to fantasy as an escape after a visit to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.