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 Baroness who saved Star Trek

In the Kingdom of Caid, their Excellencies Mistress Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani and Master John ap Griffin are known as the former Baroness and Baron of the Barony of the Angels, but in other worlds, they are known as the driving forces behind the movement to save Star Trek.

"Variety keeps history fresh" in Calontir

The sailing of Three Rivers' carboard ship, the Esperanza, for the Wings of Hope Charity, has placed a spotlight on the SCA in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Reporter David Baugher of the South County Times recently interviewed several members of the group. (photos)

Western Countess embraces her "inner geekdom"

A recent interview on Q104.5's morning program, Up & Adam, featured an interview with Kiffini Wittstron (Kiffany of Canale), a Countess in the Kingdom of the West, who is a former on air personality at the station. Kiffini answered questions about the SCA and how it differs from LARPing.

What's missing from Olympic fencing? Inigo Montoya

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” says Inigo Montoya in the Princess Bride. Joe Posnanski, writing on JoeBlog about the 2012 Olympic Games, laments that there was not more Inigo Montoya in the competition.

Poor Man's Pennsic brings fun and a "small Renaissance fair" to Grand Rapids, Wisconsin

Casey Lake of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune joined the Shire of Falcon's Keep for a day of fighting and revelry. Poor Man's Pennsic marked its 20th anniversary this year.

The Esperanza sails in Calontir

In a preview of the 3rd Annual Wings of Hope Cardboard Boat Race, which was held July 28, 2012, Angie Mock from Fox News 2 in St. Louis interviews Gwendolyn and Fernando from the Barony of Three Rivers about their entry in the race.

Service, combat, and chivalry in Arab, Alabama

David Moore of the Arab Tribune newspaper joins Thorfinn Eriksonnr, Ingris Utlennigsdottir, and Mailloch of Wulfhaven as they meet for for fighting, A&S, and building a new group in northern Alabama.

Position Opening - Media Liaison

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of Media Liaison.

Chatting with the King at ComicCon

Janina Gavankar, star of True Blood, took some time to wander the halls of Comic-Con 2012 and a little (un)armored combat with members of the SCA. During the SCA demo, Jana chatted briefly with His Majesty Patrick of the Kingdom of Caid.

“I like, in my mind, being in a whole different time and a whole different place”

Re-creating the Middle Ages can be a different experience for each member, but most agree that it transports them to a different time. “I like, in my mind, being in a whole different time and a whole different place,” said Jackie Gotchal of the Shire of Carreg Wen in Caid. Michelle Carter of the Lompoc (California) Record has the story. (photo)

The Middle Ages are alive at Mizzou

Medieval met modern recently in Peace Park on the campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia as members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism gathered for combat and crafting. (photos)

Return to the Shire

Cassie Carpenter, a reporter for the Daily Mail, takes a look at the set of the upcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, set to be released December 13, 2012. The article includes a trailer for the film. (video)

SCA demo at Phoenix Comicon

Lord Alystyr (Yoshi), Kingdom Media Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports on SCA participation at the recent ComicCon in Phoenix, Arizona.

SCA rapier fighters draw crowds at Keokuk ren faire

Armored combat and rapier flighting caught the eye of 14-year-old Dylan Sapp at the recent Tri-State Renaissance Faire in Keokuk, Iowa. "I loved swords before I even knew what they were," he told reporter Jeff Hunt of the Hawk Eye. (photo)

Fighters prepare for West - An Tir War

On weekends, armored fighters from the An Tir have gathered to prepare for the annual West-An Tir War in Gold Beach, Oregon. Theresa Novak of the Corvallis Gazette-Times caught up with some of them recently in a local park.

Lizzie Stark leaves Mundania

Freelance journalist Lizzie Stark wrote the book on LARPing, literally. Her Leaving Mundania explains the fantasy world of Live Action Role Playing games from D&D-types to Nordic avant-garde art LARP. She explains the appeal in a short video for the BBC.

Kickstarter Campaign for Realistic Sword Combat Games

Neal Stephenson and the members of Subutai Corporation want your support to make a martial combat game that doesn't rely on pulling a plastic trigger to simulate sword strokes. The goal for the first iteration of the project will be to realistically simulate two-handed longsword combat.

SCA as "exercise in experimental archaeology"

Medieval military historian Kevin Reid sees the SCA as an "exercise in experimental archaeology," and happily participates as Sir Ragnarr in the Evansville, Indiana chapter. Mark Wilson of the Courier-Press spoke with Reid and others at the annual Medieval Fair demo. (photos)

SCAdians compete in the "Olympics for armored combat"

Bill Woodbury and Simon Rohrich, of the Tempe, Arizona area, are off to represent the United States in international competition. No, it's not the Olympics, but the Battle of Nations, the world championship of armored combat held in Poland. Mike Sakal of the East Valley Tribune has the story.

Learning about the Middle Ages in the Barony of Wastekeep

Students from Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Washington got a special treat recently when members of the Barony of Wastekeep, Kingdom of An Tir visited their school to teach them about life in the Middle Ages. The NBC affiliate KNDO/KNDU has the story. (video)

"Hunger Games" creates interest in archery

The hit film The Hunger Games, whose heroine is proficient with a bow, has sparked interest in the sport of archery.

Kathie Lee and Hoda go "full metal" in joust

Co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the Today Show recently went medieval when they received jousting lessons from Full Metal Jousting's Shane Adams. Julieanne Smolinski has the story, photos and video.

Game of Thrones inspires interest in medieval cooking

HBO's popular medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones is inspiring fans to try their hand at medieval cooking. The show even has its own cookbook.

Gulf Wars: It's about fun

The chivalry and pageantry of Gulf Wars was recorded recently when Tim Doherty of the Hattiesburg American visited the War. His report, along with a slideshow of 32 remarkable photographs, is available online.

SCA Thailand: The Documentary

Lord Johann Wulf from the Barony of the Far West, Canton of the Golden Playne (Bangkok, Thailand) has put together a documentary for the SCA in Thailand.

Ex Mentis Saxonicum Released

Ex Mentis Saxonicum, 140 pages of parables, allegories, and hilarious research tidbits derived from the popular Ansteorran newsletter column Ex Tempore by Robert G. Ferrell (Master Cynric of Bedwyn), is now available in paperback from Savernake Press.

Stronghold of Hellsgate on the march in Killeen, Texas

For the past year, members of the Stronghold of Hellsgate, in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, have been striving to form a new SCA chapter. Sean Wardwell of the Killeen Daily Herald discussed re-creating medieval arts and sciences with three SCA locals.

"Like boxing with crowbars"

A major discussion popped up recently on Reddit about a photo of two SCA fighters in a lonely parking garage. Most fun are the comments of readers who don't quite know what to make of the duo.

Q&A with Francesca de Onorati

The North Canton Patch, a local newspaper, interviewed Francesca de Onorati, the Event Steward for this year's Masque of Courtly Love event at the Marche of Alderford in the Middle Kingdom.

SCAdians share diverse interests in Ontario, Canada

A reporter with the Standard Freeholder paid a visit to the Canton of Harrowgate Heath in Eastern Ontario. The article showcases many SCA activities including fighting, heraldry, and scribal arts.