Media

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

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.

Miller's Tale Karaoke Style?

A six-part modern adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has been produced by the BBC. The prime-time drama sets the famously-bawdy "Miller's Tale" in a karaoke bar.

Enthusiasm for Film Epics May be Waning

The less-than-stellar performance of the latest Hollywood epics may mean that viewers' enthusiam for the genre may be waning.

The Quarter

The Quarter is a humorous — and entirely unofficial — parody newsletter published (well, duh!) quarterly by a band of rogues and scoundrels located in Antarctica, which surprisingly is within the boundaries of the Kingdom of Trimaris. Making fun of peerages, royalty, heralds, A&S mavens, fighters, SCAtoday.net, and more heralds is all in a day's work for The Quarter. Definitely worth the reading!

New Web Magazine for SCA & Folk Musicians

AmberWyvern Studios, a recording studio and publisher that focuses on medieval and folk music and features SCA bardic arts, has announced a quarterly web-based magazine for SCAdian and folk musicians and bards.

Pennsylvania Firm Seeks Re-enactors for Film

Team Concepts, Inc., a leadership development company, is looking for re-enactors to film a version of Henry V's famous speech. The filming will take place January 8, 2005 at Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania.

Anchorage Daily News: Students Learn Castle-Building

Third and fourth graders at Chugach Optional School are learning about the Middle Ages brick by brick as they build their own castles.

"Life of Brian" Scene Voted Funniest Ever

John Cleese's famous rant "What have the Romans done for us?" in the Monty Python film The Life of Brian has been voted the funniest movie scene ever.

Allegheny News: Reporter Gets Taste of the Middle Ages

Staff reporter Laura Dean of the Allegheny News recently visited the Polar Bear Ball in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

History Book of the Year Nominees Announced

History Today's nominees for History Book of the Year include several relating to the Middle Ages.

"Medieval Festival and Beastly Beast" demo/fundraiser stands out in modern community

The Savannah Morning News listed the "Medieval Festival and Beastly Feast," held by the SCA and Friends of Oatland, as one of the five festivals which "stood out in 2004," and they are "already looking forward to seeing each again in '05."

"Kingdom of Heaven" Trailer Released

A trailer previewing Ridley's Scott's epic film on the Crusades, Kingdom of Heaven, has been released online.

H.M.S. Dumbledore

Harry Potter and Gilbert and Sullivan fans rejoice! You can have the best of both worlds in a new musical by Caius Marcius.

NPR's Sunday Edition Features Medievalist

On Sunday December 26, 2004, NPR commentator Sheilah Kast interviewed author Eric Jager about his book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

New Zealand Calligrapher Creative Force Behind Film Artifacts

Artist Daniel Reeve has found himself up to his ink-stained elbows in work. As the calligrapher and cartographer for the Lord of the Rings films, he is now very busy with many new projects.

Toys for Tots

A photo in the Durango Herald featuring members of the Shire of Rio de las Animas, and their donation for Mercy Medical Center.

Teaching Men to Shimmy

"Put your feet shoulder-width apart, stick your chin up, and bring your arms out sideways — it makes you look big, strong, and proud so you are ready for action."

Merrillville madrigals perform at Shire of Greyhope

The Post-Tribune describes an elementary school madrigal concert at which SCA members lent "an air of authenticity to the proceedings."

Tournaments Illuminated Seeks Content for 40th Anniversary Issue

Sheik Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh, Editor of Tournaments Illuminated, is currently accepting articles for a special 40th anniversary issue of the magazine.

Chicago Tribune article features friendship of the SCA

The Chicago Tribune ran a feature article about the SCA in the December 12 edition.

Atenveldt Duke plays role in Regia Anglorum re-enactment of Hastings

Duke Arthur of Lockehaven was featured in a History Channel program about the Battle of Hastings. His Grace has provided SCAtoday.net with a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming of "Command Decisions".

Konrad Seusenhofer, Master Armourer

As part of its Almanac series, the History Channel will present "The Master: Konrad Seusenhofer--Master Armourer."

SCA Joins with HOG to Distribute Toys

Members of Gleann Medonach (Roswell, New Mexico) teamed with the Roswell Harley Owners Group (HOG) recently to gather and distribute toys for needy kids.

Great Falls Tribune: Stan Wyrm Members Collect Toys for Tots

Reporter Sonja Lee of the Great Falls Tribune took a step back in time recently when she interviewed members of the Shire of Stan Wyrm in Artemisia.

History buffs experience Middle Ages

The Lansing State Journal describes SCA activities at Michigan State University.

Trio Mediaeval Sparks Interest in Early Music

New York Times music reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at Trio Mediaeval, an all-female group from Norway that spotlights early music.

Medieval Clothing & Textiles Journal to Include Research by SCA Members

Medieval costume expert Robin Netherton has announced a new academic journal, Medieval Clothing & Textiles, which will include articles by SCA members.

Pennsic Media Liaison seeks volunteer deputies

Baron Corun MacAnndra, the Media Liaison Representative for Pennsic XXXIV, seeks several deputies who have modern-world experience working with (or as) members of the press.