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

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.

SCAdians Help Kids Find a Treasure in Books

Visitors to Marion Library in Newark, N.Y. were treated to several educational programs presented by members of the Barony of Thescorre in AEthelmearc.

All the News That's Fit to Print - in Latin!

For several days when Finland took over Presidency of the European Union, publishers of the EU website had decided to post the latest news — in Latin. At least one of the days' posts is still available.

DragonCon Needs a Few Good Reenactors

THLord Roger-Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in Meridies and Director of DragonCon is looking for reenactors to help promote the convention -- and the SCA -- for a morning broadcast of Fox5's Good Day Atlanta.

The Plantagenets and Crecy

In an article in Primitive Archer Magazine, Gene Langston looks at the Battle of Crecy and the Plantagenet influence on historical archery.

Hempstead House Scene of "Queer Eye" Feast

The recent telecast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy which featured a member of MSR's Kingdom of Acre has generated a great deal of discussion on the various lists. Richard Blackmoore shares some additional information about the setting for the feast featured during the program. publishes five thousandth story

The story you are now reading is the five thousandth article published on since its founding on August 2, 2002.

"The Faire Life" Comes to Video

A new documentary about Renaissance Faires and the people who love them is in production. A trailer for The Faire Life may be viewed online.

Pennsic Independent Subscriptions Available Online

Mistress Heirusalem, Publisher of the Pennsic Independent, has announced that once again subscriptions to Pennsic's on-site newspaper will be available online.

AEthelmearc Group Featured in Radio Spot

Phiala of the Shire of Nithgaard (State College, Pennsylvania) reports that the group will be featured in an upcoming public radio spot as part of the "Sports that aren't football" series.

Former King of Caid Reclaims Roundtable

Scott Farrell, two time King of Caid, has had some experience in ruling. Recently he put that experience to good use by taking on the role of King Arthur in the American Rose Theatre's production of Camelot. Patricia Morris Buckley of the North County Times (California) reports.

Bjornsborg Visits the Library

Members of the Barony of Bjornsborg in San Antonio, Texas "sailed" into the Semmes Branch Library at Comanche Lookout Park on July 1, 2006. The local SCA group presented a demo for library patrons. Chuck McCollough of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Returning Vet Finds Home in the SCA

John Groth of the Jackson County (Wisconsin) Chronicle learns about the SCA at Northshield's Warriors and Warlords. Groth interviews military veteran Marcus Virilus Germanicus (Mark Hoelscher) and others about life in the SCA.

Outlands Mancos Faire Combines SCA & Ren Faire

Thomas Munro of the Durango (Colorado) Herald visited Mancos Renaissance Faire, which while "full of the delightfully 'olde' fashioned, is also determinedly in the present. Refusing to take itself too seriously, it emphasizes good fun over self-important historical accuracy."

Outlands Ren Faire Helps Raise Money for Library

Josh HuseBy of the Cortez (Colorado) Journal stopped by the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day event in Cottonwood Park, which showcased the talents of local reenactors and helped to raise money for the community's new library building.

Ansteorran Coronation Covered in the San Angelo Standard Times

The San Angelo Standard Times spent the entire day at Ansteorran Coronation this weekend in the Shire of Trelac.

Queer Eye for the Medieval Guy

Bravo TV's Fab Five, the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy guys, take on medieval re-enactor Eric Zseller in the July 18 episode of the series.