Media

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

The Return of Asterix

Fans of the Asterix comic book series will be glad to know that the first book in four years will be released in October 2005. The Sky Falls On His Head is the 33rd book in the series, which features the escapades of the Gallic warrior with the yellow moustache.

Midrealm Prosecutor Shares SCA Journey

Erin Miller of the Wapakoneta Daily News interviews Sir Baldwin of Chelmsford, called Badger (Darren Meade) about his 20 year affiliation with the SCA.

Why Do People Love the SCA So Much?

In an article for the Renaissance Store (Chivalry Sports), Mistress Ælfled of Duckford (Sandra Dodd) discusses "What Makes Normally Sane Adults Love the SCA So Much?"

BBC Presents "This Sceptred Isle"

BBC 4 Radio will present a narrative history of the British empire from the 12th century through the 20th. The program began September 26 and will run each day for six weeks.

SCAdian wedding takes loving couple, guests back in time

Lady Anne de Chevebois and Sir Geoffrey Fitzgalen, who have been in the SCA for over ten years, joined in medieval matrimony last weekend in the Shire of Anglespur, East Kingdom.

Community members share their interest, skills at fair

The Nashua Telegraph reports from a renaissance fair sponsored by the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club, and interviews members of the SCA at the fair.

Group attempts to recapture medieval times

The Technician describes SCA activities at North Carolina State University.

SCAdian trebuchet engineer hurls veggies for a good cause

The Minot Daily News reports on an SCA-inspired siege engine demonstration that destroyed vegetables by the dozens to raise funds for the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Group explores past civilizations

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review learns about the SCA at a Renaissance Festival.

SCA Family Reaches Out to Own

The Morning News describes some of the SCA's relief efforts for Gleann Abhann.

Celebrating medieval life: SCA members dress, dance and play like characters of long ago

The Corvallis Gazette-Times visits a fighter practice and learns about the SCA.

Beowulf to Premiere in Toronto

Director Sturla Gunnarsson will be attending the world premiere of Beowulf & Grendel, the latest film based on the Anglo-Saxon saga, at the Toronto Film Festival September 8-17, 2005.

10,000 Renaissance buffs converge on Butler County for annual Pennsic War

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covers the Pennsic War.

SCA Helps Church Members Understand Martin Luther

Residents of the Midrealm were on hand to help celebrate Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church's 100th anniversary with period contests, archery and a depiction of Martin Luther by the church's pastor.

Armored Combat in the Hills of Greensboro

Lee Adams of YES! Weekly describes SCA heavy weapons combat activities in the Canton of Hindscroft (Greensboro, North Carolina.)

Gladiator Armor for Sale on eBay

For only $10,000, YOU can own Kirk Douglas' gladiator armor from the movie Spartacus!

"Monty Python’s Personal Best" on PBS

PBS has obtained the rights to air six new Monty Python specials, each showcasing a member of the British comedy troupe.

Commedia del'Arte to Tour Country

"Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters," a Piccolo Teatro di Milano production, will be touring the country this summer and fall, bringing laughs and mayhem to audiences unused to the theatrical form.

Libraries hold fair to celebrate summer reading program theme

The Standard-Journal reports from an SCA demo held at Herr Memorial Library.

Pennsic Independent To Publish Eight Issues

In response to years of requests, The Pennsic Indpendent is publishing a premier issue on the first Saturday of War Week this year.

SCAdians Teach at Herr Memorial Library

"You don't grow old and you don't grow bored," said Lord BradBodad'aylward of the SCA at a recent library demo in Milton, Pennsylvania. Members helped bring the Middle Ages to children at the Herr Memorial Library's summer reading club festival.

James Doohan dies at age 85

If they had had transporter beams and warp drives in the Middle Ages, they would have used them. And James Doohan would have been the Scotsman who squeezed 'em for every last drop of performance and then some. The man they called "Scotty" has left us today.

Lord of the Rings animated GIF: Ninja Wizards!

Lord of the Rings Animated GIF--very funny! "One does not simply walk into Mortor..." "Mordor. It's Mordor with a 'D'."

Traders, Saints, and Pirates

Editors of Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe have announced the publication of Issue 8: Traders, Saints, and Pirates: The Sea in Early Medieval Northwestern Europe.

Ye Olde History Lesson

The Globe Gazette reports from the lawn of the Mason City Public Library, where the Shire of Heraldshill held a demo.

Stone Soup

Remember the children's tale about a neighborhood meal built around a pot of boiling water and a rock? Chiffon Staebler of Knight Ridder Newspapers looks at modern versions of the story and SCA practioners of it as well as the geological consequences of boiling rocks.

Classy Cooks: Couple prepares a feast with Middle Ages flavor

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports on an SCA feast prepared by Paul Byers, known in the SCA as Baron Pavel Yosevich, and provides his recipes for a honey saffron tart, crusted roast, and spiced pine nut candy.

Local club gets medieval at the Broken Boot

The Black Hills Pioneer reports from an SCA event in Spearfish, South Dakota.

NEPA News: SCA members look forward to the past

Members of the shires of Silver Rylle and Owl's Reste in Pennsylvania gathered for an event recently, and Linda Espenshade was on hand to chronicle day's battles and to interview SCAdians about their hobby.

Houston museum features "Middle Earth" exhibit

An article in the Galveston Daily News about the Middle Earth museum exhibit also talks about how SCAdians often have more than a passing interest in the works of Tolkien.