Media

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

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.

SCAtoday.net publishes five thousandth story

The story you are now reading is the five thousandth article published on SCAtoday.net 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.

SCA Woos Red Hat Hotties

Members of the Red Hat Hotties, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, surprised their new royalty recently by providing the ladies with real knights in the form of members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

World eBook Fair Offers Free Books Through August 4, 2006

In honor of Project Gutenberg's 35th anniversary, the 2006 World eBook Fair has made its online collections available free to the public through August 4, 2006.

Geoffrey Chaucer Interviews Paris Hilton

Our boy Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again! This time he interviews Paris Hilton on his blog.

SCA Helps Library Hold Renaissance Faire

The Canton of Attilium, in the Barony of Windmasters Hill, Atlantia, helped the Cliffdale Library hold a very successful demo, and Jarel Loveless of the Fayetteville Observer was on hand to cover the story.

Black Sea Trading Company Combines SCA with Modern Life

Tina Forde, Business Editor for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, California, takes a look at a local dance studio which combines modern life interests with the SCA through dance and the martial arts.

Cheyenne Residents go "Medieval" at Superday

Becky Orr of the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle learned about the passion of SCA members when she visited a demo during "Superday" in Lions Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming June 24, 2006. The demo was staged by members of the Shire of Windkeep.

Reporter Visits Border Skirmish

Gwen H. Jader of the Daily Herald Correspondent (Chicago, Illinois area), stepped back into the past at the recent Border Skirmish event, which was co-hosted by the Shire of Ravenslake in the Midrealm and the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr in Northshield.