Media

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

"The 300" Chronicles Spartans Battle at Thermopylae

In March 2007, 300 will open in theatres. The movie, based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City), chronicles the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans led an army of 5,000 against the Persian army of two million and held them off for a week.

Re-Enactors Trade Spouses

The "mommy" of one of the families involved in the November 17, 2006 edition of Fox TV's Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy is medieval re-enactor and horsewoman Sue Parodi from Hayes, Virginia. Paraodi will be switching places with Vered Solomon of Thousand Oaks, California.

Windsor Ontario reporter discovers the Current Middle Ages

Reporter Roberta Pennington of the Windsor Star visited an SCA event in the Middle Kingdom region of Pentamere, and returned with tales of spinning, calligraphy....and war.

Arts and Combat Featured in Northshield Demo

Can a fighter accomplish a cartwheel in full armor? Well... maybe. Mike Prahl gave it a try in 40 pounds of plate as he demonstrated his skill along with other members of the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Mankato, Minnesota. Free Press reporter Sara Gilbert Frederick had the story.

Dreams Come True for Young Author

Christopher Paolini was only a teenager when he penned Eragon, a novel about a young man who finds and raises a dragon. Now, his dreams will really come true when the fantasy debuts on the silver screen December 15, 2006. The November issue of the Renaissance Store's newsletter has a review.

Swords Clash in NYC Park

Battle cries blend with street noise in the Incipient Canton of Broken Bridge in New York City as SCA fighters interact with the locals. Village Voice reporter Silke Tudor has the story.

One Book, One Barony: Lyondemere Reads One Book

Her Excellency Angelina Nicollete de Beaumont, Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid, has issued a "One Book, One Barony" challenge to the populous of Lyondemere, an SCA analog to the "One Book, One Community" program started in 1998 to get people interested in reading and create a community wide book club.

Craftsman's Carnival Badges to be Featured in Playboy

Eleanor Cadfan of Fettered Cock Pewters has announced that some "slightly naughty" Carnival Badges created by her will be featured in a short article in the January 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine.

Florida SCAdian Launches Thunder's Keep

An SCA member from Florida has recently launched a website dedicated to a discussion of subjects of interest to other members of the Society.

Position Available: Press Officer of the SCA, Inc

The Vice President of Operations is currently accepting applications for the position of Press Officer of the SCA Inc. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 10-15 hours per week.

Tir Ysgithr Members Help Each Other in Tucson

Members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr recently hosted "Dragon's Horde," an annual event at Himmel Park in Tucson, Arizona, where they spoke about what makes the SCA special. Davida Larson of the AZ Wildcat Online had the story.

MU Medieval Re-enactment Society Brings Middle Ages to Central Missouri

Originally created as a liaison between the University of Missouri and the Shire of the Standing Stones in Calontir, the MU Medieval Re-enactment Society "dedicates itself to the celebration of the Renaissance and Middle Ages through research and historical re-enactments." Lindsay Toler of The Maneater reports.

An Tir Man is a Master of Chainmail

Washington State University student Matt James scorns the usual college activities for a hobby creating chainmail and fighting in the SCA. Lisa Waananen of the Daily Evergreen has the story and slide show.

Smashing Pumpkins: SCA-Style

Wes Poulin knows how to have fun at Halloween time: he drags out the trebuchet and hurls a few pumpkins! Kathyrn Mayer of the Aurora Sentinel & Daily Sun has the story.

SCAdians at fighter practice unhurt after fleeing fire

No one was hurt, but SCA members at a fighter practice and meeting in a church basement had to flee the building along with everyone else when an altar candle upstairs set the structure ablaze. The Republican has the story.

"Unshelved at the Library"

Does your SCA group meet at the library? Here's an opportunity suggested by the Unshelved librarian's comic strip that we may not yet have considered.

Wenches and Swordplay in Murphysboro, Illinois

Andrea Hahn, a reporter for the Southern Illinoisan, visited the John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, Illinois recently for a real Renaissance faire experience including bawdy wenches, swordplay, songs and skits. The event was sponsored by the Fine and Bawdy Wenches, and included demos by the Medieval Combat Society.

The "Vikings Come Home" to Michigan

Colorful costumes, bountiful food, horses, fencing, sword and shield and occasional cold drizzle were viewed and experienced during the Vikings Come Home event at the Kalkaska (Michigan) County fairgrounds. Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli of the Record-Eagle covered the event.

"Mercurius Civicus: Drachenwald's Intelligencer"

Lady Anya announced that the first issue of Mercurius Civicus: Drachenwald's Intelligencer is "hot off the presses".

Lady Alex Demonstrates Viking Skills at the Fair

Lady Alexandria laNoire is a 10th century Danish homemaker and archer who, along with her husband Syr Theodric van Rostock, showed off her prowess recently at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio. Joan Cooper Rusek of the Sun-News reports.

SCAdians Offer Fun and Educational Opprotunities at Pennsylvania Faire

The Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania were the seen of the recent seventh annual Village Renaissance Faire where the public was invited to learn about the Middle Ages, take part in activities and have a lot of fun. Aleea S. Slappy of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

What Comes After Q, Matey?

Arrrrr! SCA member Matthew B. Taylor plays pirate for a young visitor at the Newport (Kentucky) Aquarium. The pair was celebrating "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

An Tir Man's Armor Featured in Hollywood Films

Blacksmith and SCA member Ugo Serrano has successfully combined reality and fantasy by using his medieval craftsmanship to create armor and weapons used in the movies. Leslie Slape of the Daily News (Olympia, Washington) reports.

East Kingdom Group Joins with Lions Club for Charity Event

Brian Prince of the Ashbury Park Press recently paid a visit to the 25th annual Charity Renaissance Faire, hosted by the Lakewood Lions Club and the Society for Creative Anachronism at Pine Park in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Atenveldt shire shines at school demos

A local SCA group in Peoria, Arizona, does a demo every year for the English classes and sixth grade classes in the area to help bring Medieval History alive. The Peoria Times has the story.

Vermont Youth Fighter Practice Draws Media Interest

"They are medieval enthusiasts, but you could also call them history buffs. You could also probably call them geeks or weirdoes, but it's hard to look someone in the face and say anything even remotely derogatory when they're holding a broadsword," says Jacob L. Grant, staff writer for Caledonian-Record in Concord, Vermont in a recent article.

This means war! The legions of Oregon's Society for Creative Anachronism meet for a mighty clash of arms in Lebanon.

The Oregon City News reports from Tryggvi's War, at Cheadle Lake Park.

Medieval Documentary on Australian TV

SBS in Australia will broadcast Lost Worlds: Europe in the Middle Ages, a four-part series investigating the Middle Ages and its links to modern life, beginning September 3, 2006.

Movie Posters in Medieval Russian Style

Brush up on your Russian! A website has posted a collection of modern movie posters done in the manner of medieval woodcuts.

"Gode Cookery" to Return to Food Network with Halloween Show

Master Hogge de Watlynge - aka Master Huen Damebrigge - (James Matterer) reports that he will be taping an episode of "The Secret Life of..." for the Food Network, this time with a Halloween theme.