Media

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

Students Present "Big Mac" Shakespeare

Pat Newcomb of the Huntsville (Alabama) Times reviews Stone Middle School's "Big Mac," a condensed version of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Join the SCA in Western Australia!

The Bunbury Mail in Bunbury, Western Australia, offers readers the chance to learn about the Middle Ages by joining the recently-created SCA group.

Kensington Runestone May Hold Secret Code

Ben Tracy of Minneapolis' WCCO reports on the "secret code" contained in the famous Kensington Runestone. The stone, discovered 100 years ago near Alexandria, Minnesota, bears a carved inscription dating to 1362.

SCA Makes "Ripley's Believe it or Not"

The SCA received a brief mention in the online version of Ripley's Believe it or Not for May 29, 2006.

Gladiator: The Musical?

We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?

Calontir War College Featured in Press

A photo taken at the recent War College near Jefferson City, Missouri was featured in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Food Network Seeks Iron Chefs

The Food Network has requested groups planning Iron Chef competitions to contact them. In some cases, the network has sent film crews to tape the event.

Sting to Release Album of Lute Music

Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.

UC Berkeley journalism student covers SCA as class project

Jenn Buck, a student of Journalism at the University of California -- Berkeley, shares the results of a class project in which she did an investigative/human interest report of the SCA.

Montana City Park Transported Back in Time

Terrell Cotterell of the Shelby, Montana Promoter got a taste of the Middle Ages when he attended Mid-May Festival in Shelby's City Park with SCA members from the Shire of Windegate.

SCA Sparks Controversy at Yreka, California Event

Maggie Maguire of the Siskiyou Daily News reports on the ongoing controversy over an SCA event which will take place June 30-July 3, 2006 at Greenhorn Park.

Middle Ages Builds Teamwork

Art teacher Mary Anne Haines knows kids love knights and castles. That's why Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia hosts a medieval faire each year complete with an entire town created by the students.

Swords and swordplay entertain and educate public at Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Two SCA members who also cross over into 18th century fencing reenactment in the New World were among those who entertained and educated the public at the Pottstown, Pennsylvania May Day Festival. The Pottstown Mercury has the story, courtesy of Evan Brandt.

Medieval reenactors and renn faire raise funds for charity in Mississippi

Representatives from the SCA joined renaissance faire performers and other reenactment groups to perform for the public in southern Missippi, raising funds for several charitable programs.

Pacific University Returns to the Middle Ages

The Pacific University History Department, the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Barony of Three Mountains hosted a Medieval Faire April 29, 2006 on the University's campus in Oregon.

"Camaraderie and compassion" at Rivenoak's Fools' Tourney event

The Barony of Rivenoak, which includes Butte and Glenn counties in modern-day California, was the site of the Fool's Tourney in late April, and reporter Scott Jason from the Chico Enterprise-Record was there to chronicle the day's festivities.

Independent Filmmaker Numbers SCA Film Among Projects

Great Falls, Montana resident David Macasaet recently attended the 10th Annual Kansas City Filmmakers' Jubilee where he screened his new short film Donuts at Night. Macaset also has a film about the SCA in the works.

Asterix to Conquer Big Screen

Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.

Let's have a feast!

WALB-TV visited sixth-graders from Deerfield-Windsor School, taking part in a medieval festival in Albany, Georgia, which included an SCA demo.

Middle School Students Learn About Life in the Middle Ages

T.M. Fasano of the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune recently spent the day with students from Tori Fogg's class at Windsor Charter Academy and members of Greeley chapter of the SCA.

Fools' War Draws Crowds and Press

The Kingdom of Meridies' Fools' War event drew some interest from the local media in the form of Macon (Georgia) Telegraph reporter Liz Fabian.

Harry Potter, King Edward, and the SCA converge for a grand feast

What do Harry Potter, King Edward of England, and the Middle Kingdom all have in common? Elements of all three came together recently at Oxford, England, for a most exquisite feast.

SCA on Neo-Monster-Island [PG-13]

You never know where SCA references will pop up! This time it's on a comic website called Neo-Monster-Island.

Northshield Bards Catch the Eye of the Media

Roger Larsen, of the Huron (South Dakota) Plainsman, offers an informative look at SCA life in the Kingdom of Northshield as he covers a recent Bardic event presented by members from throughout the Kingdom.

Hannibal to Conquer the Silver Screen

Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.

Fantasy Game Teaches Journalist Skills

A new fantasy computer game has been designed to teach rookie journalism students fact-finding skills. "Instead of slaying monsters and gathering gold, the players tackle sources and gather information."

Medieval Fair Impresses Salisbury Reporter

Jim McNally of the Salisbury (North Carolina) Post checks out a Medieval Fair sponsored by the Canton of Salesberie Glen and learns about life in the SCA.

Cate Blanchett back as Elizabeth in "The Golden Age"

Cate Blanchett is to reprise her role as Elizabeth I, in a new movie called The Golden Age. It is set 15 years after the last movie and will touch on her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and end just before the battle with the Spanish Armada.

Outlands Members Return from War

Argen Duncan, a reporter for El Defensor Chieftain (Socorro County, New Mexico), experiences the fun and glory of Estrella and the Middle Ages through members of the College of St. Golias.

SCA Centric Podcast

Richard fitzWilliams and Kith the Silent have announced production of an SCA-oriented podcast.