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

Throne of Blood meets Monty Python

Imagine if Monty Python's French castle were actually Japanese... Amusing mash-up of Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Flight of the Falcon: "A blast from the ye olde past"

"We love the show of it," said Lady Thamira haSopheret (Tammy Barr Silverman), about the appeal of the SCA. "We love the feeling of being lords and ladies and wearing fancy clothes." Bernie Petit of the Gaston Gazzette spoke with her and others from the Canton of Aire Faucon in Atlantia.

Librarian and SCA member retires after 42 years of service

Kay Marszalek has served the Anoka County (Minnesota) Library System for 42 years, beginning in 1969. She recently ended her career of public service with a final "story hour" for the kids -- wearing her SCA garb to tell them about princes and princesses!

"Involvement, commitment and dedication" in An Tir

Reporter James Williams of The Source Weekly (Bend, Oregon) was, at first, overwhelmed by the "strangeness" of the Shire of Corvaria's (Kingdom of An Tir) Harvest Tournament until he encountered media liaison Lady Oliva Magdalene DeHaro, who introduced him to the SCA way of life.

LARPers take on Hell in upcoming film

What happens when a gang of medieval LARPers summon a demon from hell? A comedy/horror film entitled Knights of Badassdom, that's what. View the trailer online. (PG-13)

St. Hubert’s Rangers featured in Field and Stream

On its website, Field and Stream features St. Hubert’s Rangers, a small group which re-enacts "medieval hunting as closely as is possible in the 21st century, adopting the personae of nobles, huntsmen and foresters of the middle ages."

Disney princesses get historical makeover

Anyone who loves, or interacts with, a little girl is bound to be familiar with the "Disney Princesses," the heroines of movies whose costumes have inspired many a Halloween. Now LA-based illustrator Claire Hummel reinterprets the costumes with an historian's eye.

Rebels fight King John in "Ironclad"

In Ironclad, a new film from director Jonathan English, a small group of Knights Templar strive to hold King John to his signature on the Magna Carta by defending Rochester Castle. The film debuted July 26, 2011. (photos)

"Game of Thrones" interviews on YouTube

Fans of the HBO series A Game of Thrones will want to watch a series of videos posted on YouTube that showcase various artisans who worked on the program, including armor and weapons.

Getting Medieval, Trucker Style

Pilot Challenge, a magazine aimed at truckers and other professional drivers, has just published an article introducing their customers to the SCA and Pennsic. The magazine is from the company owning the Pilot gas station and convenience store located near the site of Pennsic War.

Reading - and "dueling" - with knights

It was a “A Midsummer Knight’s Read” at Wauconda Area Public Library in Wauconda, Illinois when members of the Shire of Ravenslake visited the library to kick off its summer reading club program. (photos)

New Three Musketeers film to premiere in October 2011

An updated, 3-D version of Alexander Dumas' adventure The Three Musketeers will appeare in theaters in October 2011.

Long live King Arthur

In an article for BBC Magazine, Jon Kelly discusses the endurance of King Arthur as a cultural phenomenon and his latest incarnation on British television.

Jousters needed for reality show

The History Channel is now casting for a new reality show entitled Full Metal Jousting. Entrants, who need not be experienced jousters, could win the US$100,000 grand prize. The deadline for application is July 20, 2011.

Russell Crowe views living history in Scotland

Actor Russell Crowe brought his star power with him on a recent visit to Duncarron Fort, a replica medieval village in the Carron Valley, Scotland where he found the project "very impressive" and said it would be a version of "living history".

Deadliest Warrior to showcase female fighter

Season three of the popular television series Deadliest Warrior will feature a female warrior among the ranks of the men. View a preview of the upcoming season online.

Atenveldt fighters needed for PSA

Sir AElfred Lionstar of the Kingdom of Atenveldt reports that a Public Service Commercial for Valley Big Brothers and Sisters featuring armored combatants will be filmed July 9, 2011 in Encanto park near Phoenix, Arizona.

"Medieval Man" visits students at Ontario school

To students at St. Joseph School in River Canard, Ontario, Canada, Jay McKee is "Medieval Man," the guy who teaches them about the history of the Middle Ages. Ron Giofu of the Amherstburg Echo has the story. (photo)

New SCA documentary looking for backers

Zorikh Lequidre, known in the SCA as Lord Ervald the Optimistic, producer of The Pennsic War: A Video Documentary, is seeking backers for a new production to be filmed at Pennsic War XL.

Knights and ladies at the library? “Whoa!”

“Whoa!” exclaimed young library patrons when a great sword was drawn at a recent summer reading club program at Grand Island Public Library by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Denton Cushing of the Independent (Central Nebraska) covered the story. (photo)

Lord of the Rings, Czech style

For a few hundred people in the Czech Republic, summer means donning armor and staging battles, much like members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, but these armored combatants are participating in a re-enactment of the Lord of the Rings. (photos)

Heat fails to wilt Salado Market Days

It was a hot day for armored warriors in Salado, Texas when reporter Deborah McKeon of the Temple Daily Telegram joined members of the Stronghold of Hellsgate, in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, for an event/demo at Salado Market Days. (photo)

The battle of BART

Media coverage of the SCA fighter practice in an Oakland, California BART station continues when Angela Woodall of the Oakland Tribune visited the Rockridge BART parking lot to learn about SCA-style armored combat. (photos)

Rapier fan? Thank the pirates!

The release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film has sparked interest by swashbuckling fans in the sport of fencing, and sporting activity clubs scrambling to provide lessons.

Roses honored in Brendoken

A photographer from the Tallmadge Express (Tallmadge, Ohio) was on hand to capture images from Brendokenfest and Rose Tournament, which took place recently in the Middle Kingdom.

SCAdians discuss old tradition and new technology in Oakland, California

The San Jose Mercury News catches up with Sedania De Corwin, Radnor of Guildemar, and friends as they attend a fighter practice in the same parking lot in which the group has been meeting for 35 years.

SCAdians, other Vikings march on Brooklyn

The SCA was one of several groups to take part in the 60th annual 17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day Parade and Viking Fest. The SCA contributed a precession of historic arms to the event.

Chivalry in the Mists

Commuters using the Rockridge, California BART station stop are occasionally treated to a sight one would not expect while using public transport: knights in armor duking it out in a parking lot. Felix Irmer of Oakland North visited the practice and reports. (photos)

“You can either watch Brave Heart or you can live it”

“Some people ride motorcycles for excitement, some ski, some sky dive — this is what I do," Doug Turnage told reporter James Coreas of the North Texas Daily about fighter practice in the SCA Canton of Glaslyn in Denton, Texas.

Raven's Fort members re-create Hughstown

Visitors to the Sam Houston Folk Festival in Huntsville, Texas may have been surprised to find knights in armor demonstrating combat, but the SCA folk were celebrating Houston's ancestry by creating “Hughstown,” the community founded in Scotland in 1153 by a Houston ancestor. (photo)