Media

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

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.

"It Takes a Medieval Village..."

In an article for Vision Magazine, Leanne Tibiatowski looks at the concept of "the village" through the lens of the SCA.

Shire of Esfenn to Simulate Armageddon

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills reports that National Geographic will have a team of videographers to film the Shire of Esfenn's fighter practice in Hayward, California March 5, 2006. The practice will be used as footage for the Battle of Armageddon.

PainBank: An SCA-centric podcast

Richard fitzWilliams and Kith the Silent, both from the Midrealm, have inaugurated a podcast series of interest to SCAdians. The PainBank podcasts will feature mostly armoured combat topics initially, but the creators hope to branch out to other topics soon.

Chivalry in a Modern World

Is chivalry dead? CBS News reporter Steve Hartman thought it might be, so he sought out John Bridges, author of the book How to be a Gentleman.

Canterbury Faire to Leave Kent County, Washington

Due to decreased attendance, organizers of the Canterbury Arts Festival in Kent, Washington, better known as Canterbury Faire, have decided to drop the Faire from their schedule.

Middle Ages come alive for students

An article in Penn State's Digital Collegian describes activities in the Students for the Appreciation of the Society of Creative Anachronism, a campus club that creates a stronger connection between the university and the local chapter of the SCA.

Chicago festival brings together reenactors from many eras

At a hotel in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, SCA members joined reenactors from other times from Roman to mid-20th century at Reenactor Fest: A Convention for the Ages. Chicago's Beacon News reporter Mike Dahaney has the story.

Master Liam St. Liam Takes the Plunge

On February 11, 2006, Master Liam St. Liam (Bill Toscano) plans to take the plunge at Revere Beach, Massachusetts to raise money for the Special Olympics.

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.