Media

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

Merchant of Venice Comes to Film

Baron Tibor of Rock Valley recently attended the latest film version of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and wrote a review.

New film showcases SCA at Estrella War

Underachiever Films has just released Estrella XX (A Beautiful War), a feature-length documentary about the SCA. The documentary was filmed on location at Estrella XX, held in Atenveldt in February 2004.

Underachiever Films

Underachiever Films is the production company offering Estrella XX (A Beautiful War). The feature-length documentary was created as an introduction to the SCA and features 45 minutes of armoured combat footage as well as interviews with SCA folk.

"How Science Survived--Medieval Manuscripts as Fossils"

The February 25 issue of Science magazine features an article about estimating the quantity of medieval knowledge that has survived in scribal form, versus the amount that has been lost to us due to destruction of the manuscripts over time.

News Tribune: Sixth Graders Learn About the Middle Ages at Medieval Fair

Reporter Natalie Fieleke of the Jefferson City (Missouri) News Tribune covered the recent Medieval Fair at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, in which students learned about the Middle Ages from SCA members.

Canton of Wolfhome holds its first event

The Canton of Wolfhome, in central Wisconsin, held its first event last Saturday and got a nice write-up in the local paper.

New email discussion group for fans, critics of historic films

For persons who are interested in discussing historic films — primarily their accuracy — Baron Folo of the Middle Kingdom announces the formation of a new mailing list, called HistoricFilms.

Students Serve for Northshield A&S Competition

The Pierre, South Dakota Capital Journal recently covered an SCA feast held during an A&S competition served by local high school students.

Arizona reporter savors the sights of Estrella War

Writing for the West Valley View, an Arizona newspaper, reporter Justin Doom says that trying to explain the Estrella War to someone who has never been there is like trying to explain color to a blind person.

Master Andrixos Scores Big on "Millionaire"

Steven Boyd, known as Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis in the SCA, did very well in his recent appearance on the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Spoiler: If you have yet to watch your tape, please don't read further.

Milan Calls Da Vinci Poster "Blasphemous"

City fathers in Milan, Italy have banned a French clothing company's advertisement featuring an all-female version of Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper.

Ben Schragger sentenced to "up to 62-1/2 years" prison

The former East Kingdom Dean of Pages, Lord Ben the Steward, was sentenced today in Lehigh County Court as his child molestation trial winds down at last.

Medieval mobs prepare for Estrella War

The Payson Roundup, from Payson, Arizona, reports on local SCA activities and Estrella War.

Gode Cookery featured in upcoming Food Network documentary

The producers of Food Network's "Secret Life Of..." series were so impressed last year with the folks at Gode Cookery, a noted medievalist cooking web site, that they are featuring Gode Cookery in another episode, this time on Roman wine cakes.

Palm Beach newspaper recounts Trimaris Crown Lyst

Rachel Sauer, a reporter in the Palm Beach Post, attended the recent Crown Lyst in Trimaris, and immersed herself in the Current Middle Ages. She came away from the event with an understanding of "anachronism" and why we do what we do.

SCAdian from Calontir to appear on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

Steven Boyd, known in the SCA as Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis, owner of Calontir Trim, will appear on the daytime gameshow "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" on Thursday, February 17.

Discovery Channel Looks at Medieval Tournaments

"What does it take to be a knight?" asks the Discovery Channel in its program The Medieval Tournament: The Making of a Knight.

"Spamalot" brings Monty Python to Broadway

According to this USAToday article, a can of Spam "Golden Honey Grail" will be given to each of the first 100 customers who buy tickets to the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot.

SCA: Organization of the Week

Anne McMillan Goodale of Nevada's Fallon Star Press reviews the Society for Creative Anachronism as her "Organization of the Week."

Rosslyn Chapel May be Re-Created Outside of Scotland

The producers of the Da Vinci Code movie may choose to build their own version of Rosslyn Chapel rather than deal with restrictions imposed by the building's trustees.

Newspaper profiles south-central Ohio's Shire of Dernehealde

The Post describes the Athens Medieval Society at Ohio University, as well as the SCA and the Shire of Dernehealde.

"Lord of the Rings" fans get their own film

Ringers: Lord of the Fans, a new film about Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film fans, looks at the history of the Tolkien books and their impact on fans and the film industry.

Boston Globe correspondent offers insider's view of East Kingdom event

A Boston Globe correspondent and SCA member recently spent a day at the Market Day at Birka event in Manchester, NH.

Residents of Yuma, Arizona, get glimpse of days gone by

The Yuma Sun describes an SCA event and activities in the Shire of Burning Sands.

Ansteorran Longship Company featured in History Channel documentary

A living history group, the Ansteorran Longship Company, and their ship are featured in a documentary that will air on The History Channel in late February. Ironically, they are portraying not Vikings but Phoenicians.

Beowulf Film to Benefit American Cancer Society

A new production Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, is planned to be shot in Norway with hopes of raising US$1 million for the American Cancer Society.

Fans of medieval lore don the gear to fight with ferocity

The Peninsula Daily News reports from a heavy weapons combat practice in An Tir.

Variety: Getting the Costumes Right

Costume designers in Hollywood walk a fine line between authenticity and getting the right look for an epic film.

Scots Trade Castles in TLC Home Improvement Show

The latest twist in TLC's reality show, Trading Spaces has couples trading Scottish castles.

Medievalist Weblogs

This site is a large and well-organized collection of links to weblogs ("blogs") run by graduate students, professors, and other scholars of the Middle Ages. Dozens of sites are cataloged by the nature of the site, the type of person or group running the site, the primary content language, and the site's frequency of updates.