Media

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

Boromir as a Child

Can't get enough of Lord of the Rings? Check out a comic strip depicting Boromir as a child on the Kasiopea Art website.

Mail Call: The Longbow

Mail Call's R. Lee Ermey learns about the medieval longbow in an upcoming installment of the program on the History Channel.

Neil Gaiman's Beowulf

Popular graphic novel and science fiction writer Neil Gaiman is working on an animated version of Beowulf featuring the voices of Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, and John Malkovich.

Early Music Online

Looking for an online source that plays medieval music? Check out Treasury of Early Music, a classical program hosted by Jorge Salazar.

What is your name? What is your quest? What is....

...the average airspeed velocity of a fully laden swallow? To avoid being thrown into the gorge by Tim the Enchanter, you will need to know these things! Luckily, this web site has the answer.

Monty Joins the SCA

Comic strip character Monty by Jim Meddick has joined the local "Medieval Re-Creationist Society."

"Tristan and Isolde" Trailer Online

A trailer for the upcoming film, Tristan and Isolde, is now available on the Moviefone website.

Happy 114th Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!

J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the Middle-Earth books including the Lord of the Rings epic, was born on January 3, 1892.

Estrella DVD Available Online

Estrella XX: A Beautiful War is available from Underachiever Films. The 90 minute film was produced by SCA members in 2004.

The Fellowship of the Catapult [Rated PG-13 for Language]

Maximumawesom.com wonders how much time could have been saved if the Fellowship of the Ring had just used a catapult....

Known World Rattan Symposium Ordering Instuctions

Due to overwhelming interest, Siridean has posted instructions for ordering DVDs of the recent Known World Rattan Symposium.

The SCA shows snowflake spirit

The Herald and News reports from the Snowflake Festival Parade, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where the best seats were at a mobile feast created by members of the SCA.

At home with one another: Cohousers say they're looking for community

The Boston Globe reports on a group developing a cohousing neighborhood in Berlin, Massachusetts, where residents will "garden, knit, share meals, make music -- and, yes, occasionally dress up in medieval garb and belabor one another with makeshift swords."

Known World Rattan Symposium 2005 (The DVD)

Lord Siridean (Sheridon Glenn) has announced the production of a DVD from the 2005 Known World Rattan Symposium which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir. The DVD is available for purchase in limited quantities.

Globe Theatre's Mark Rylance on Farewell Tour

Mark Rylance, the artistic genius behind London's Globe Theatre, is planning to leave his position as Artistic Director. His vision to rebuild the Globe and produce period plays there has been rewarded with great success.

New film made by SCA members in the West Kingdom

A recently-completed horror film, Waning Solstice, features a number of SCAdians from the West Kingdom.

Ma'ale Giborm in the news

A reporter visited with the members of Ma'ale Giborim at their second birthday event held in a Crusader-era hall in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem.

British Youth Attend "Knight School"

British police are now giving youngsters a lesson in medieval virtues at "knight school." The kids learn how chivalry can be applied to modern life.

Asterix Takes on the U.S.

Feisty comic strip hero Asterix has been making fools of the Romans for years. Now he has a new focus: the Bush Administration.

Outlands Residents Compete for Queen's Prize

Sunnie Redhouse of the Farmington (Colorado) Daily Times got a first hand view of arts and sciences medieval-style when she attended the recent Queen's Prize tournament held at San Juan College.

Borgia Family Topic of New Film

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell have been signed to star in a new theatrical film set in 15th century Rome which covers the internal struggles of Italy's Borgia family.

Masterpiece Theatre to Present "The Virgin Queen"

Anne-Marie Duff stars as Elizabeth I of England in this new depiction of the life of The Virgin Queen. The program is part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.

Web catalog of resources "for Film, TV and Re-enactors" debuts

An entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California, has announced a new web site that aims to catalog commercial providers of historical products and services for re-enactors as well as TV and film producers for both fictional and documentary works.

Oh, what a knight

The Eyeopener profiles Kate Flanigan, a Ryerson Theatre School technical production student and a member of the SCA.

On-the-job Halloween spirit can be fun, as long as employees don't get too spooky

An article in the East Valley Tribune describing costumes worn in the workplace on Halloween features a photograph of SCA member Rawnie Pino.

Carolina Renaissance Festival

News and Observer photographer Scott Sharpe's latest "Postcard from the Road" focuses on the Carolina Renaissance Fair.

Midrealmers Enjoy Combat in Western Illinois

Reporter Joseph Lemanski of the Western Courier spends time with members of the March of Lochmorrow at Western Illinois University during a recent fighter practice.

Hannibal v. Rome

On Sunday October 30, 2005, the National Geographic Channel will present Hannibal v Rome a two-hour epic story of "an African warrior who would dare to challenge the impossible and shape the course of human history."

Eastrealm Woman Uses Belly Dancing as Therapy

Vinaya Saksena of the East Bay News in Swansea, Rhode Island discusses life and belly dancing with Mensa and SCA member Debra Moniz.

Drafn War Band Helps Celebrate Viking Times in Caid

Members of the Drafn War Band participated recently in a celebration of Norwegian culture at the third annual Viking Festival at Norway Hall in Vista, California.