Media

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

Jousting Information Sought

The Honorable A.E.Vespers is collecting information about jousting practices and groups engaging in jousting in the SCA.

"Conquerors" Features SCA Members

Several SCA members from the west coast of the United States were prominently featured in The Conquerors, a new program which premiered on the History Channel in March 2005.

Which Monty Python Character are You?

In celebration of the Broadway premiere of Spamalot, Entertainment Weekly has posted a trivia quiz to determine which Monty Python character you most closely resemble.

The Shire revels in Renaissance

The Great Falls Tribune reports from the Shire of Stan Wyrm, which will hold an event on the 26th.

Spamalot Debuts to Rave Reviews

The new musical, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has finally debuted on Broadway, to rave reviews.

England to Name Champion Fighters

The summer of 2005 will see a return of knights of old to the tourney field when English Heritage sponsors a series of knightly competitions. Listen to the story.

How the Plague Changed the World

New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani looks at The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, a new book by John Kelly.

Gulf Wars in the News

The Hattiesburg Amercian ran an article on the SCA's Gulf Wars in a recent edition of the newspaper, including a short interview with the King of Calontir.

Reporter Learns About the Middle Ages at Northshield Event

Judy Juenger of the Monroe, Wisconsin Times visited the Middle Ages recently with members of the Canton of Wolfhome when she attended the group's spring A&S event.

"Lord of the Rings" Exhibition to Tour World

An exhibition of props, jewelry, armor and costumes from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films will be touring many of the major cities of the world in the next few months.

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.