Media

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

Amtgard brings "limitless creativity" to Santa Fe park

Every Sunday members the Shire of Lost Souls bring their fantasy role play to Railyard Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The group is part of the fantasy world of Amtgard. Alexa Schirtzinger of the Santa Fe Reporter has the story. (photo)

Fighters battle for title of Queen's Champion

Armored and rapier fighters took to the field recently in Caid to earn the right to call themselves Queen's Champion. Cheeto Barrera of the Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA) was on hand to chronicle the event. (photos)

North Carolina man goes from "Minnesota Vikings" fan to real-world Viking

The Winston-Salem Journal follows Bassi inn fiskni Einarrson of the Canton of Crois de Brigte in Atlantia.

"Learn and have fun" at the Medieval Faire

Over 15,000 people passed through the gate of the Kitsap Medieval Faire to "learn and have fun" in the Middle Ages with members of the Barony of Dragons Laire. Ed Friedrich of Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, WA) has the story. (photo slideshow)

Fighting in the SCA: “It’s a rush.”

Fighters from Canton of Glaslyn in the Kingdom of Ansteorra faced off recently for a practice in North Lakes Park, to the delight of spectators. Reporter Candace Carlisle of the Denton (Texas) Record Chronicle was on hand for the story. (photos and video)

Blackadder's codpiece brings UK£850 at auction

Rowan Atkinson's codpiece from the Blackadder television series was just one of the media-related items sold at auction by Cameo Auctioneers in Midgham in Berkshire, England.

The Middle Ages' favorite corn chip

Filmmaker, actor, and student at the University of Hertfordshire, Josh Bower recently submitted his own version of snacking in the Middle Ages in an online Doritos ad contest. (video)

"Living history and experimental archaeology" in Tuscaloosa, AL

Residents of Tuscaloosa, Alabama got a taste of the Middle Ages recently at a demo sponsored by the Shire of Okeborne Keep, where they learned about combat, pottery and blacksmithing. Brian Reynolds of the Tuscaloosa News has the story. (video)

Topic suggestions for Renaissance Magazine stories sought

Tamara Nicolai, a freelance writer who contributes an ongoing column about the SCA to Renaissance Magazine, is asking SCA members for suggestions of topics for upcoming columns.

Of shoes and chamber pots in medieval times

The Middle Ages met modern life recently when members of the Shire of Blackhawk visited Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School in Freeport, IL. Students learned about the nitty gritty of medieval life such as worn shoes and chamber pots. Hilary Matheson of the Journal-Standard has the story.

"Living by the sword" in the Channel Islands

SCA at Foire de Jersey 2006, a promotional video produced by Novantus, showcases fighting in the SCA. The film was shot at an event in Drachenwald in 2006. Music by Vega.

PBS series traces history of weapons

Warrior Weapons, a new four-part series on PBS, focusses on the evolution of weapons and armor and tactics from ancient times to the present.

House goes medieval

Fans of both the SCA and the Fox TV series House will be pleased with episode 17 of season 6, "Knight Fall," which begins with a battle at a Renaissance Festival.

Escaping to the geek world of the SCA

In a recent blog, The Gauntlet explores the motives behind geeks and nerds, especially those in the Society for Creative Anachronism, who choose to "escape" from society to an ideal world.

Journalist investigates Robin Hood legend on Discovery Channel

Just in time to cash in on publicity for the upcoming Robin Hood movie, the Discovery Channel presents The Legends of Robin Hood with Olly Steeds, May 13, 2010. The program premieres at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Midrealmer's work on National Geographic Channel

Medieval bookmaker Randy Asplund, RanthulfR in the Society for Creative Anachronism, reports that several of his books will be used as props on an upcoming program about the Malleus Maleficarum, entitled The Witch Hunter's Bible.

Blackstone Raids: They came for the coal!

"The Middle Kingdom had come to AEthelmarc to raid their coal," writes staff reporter Veronica Nett of the Charleston Gazette, who was present at AEthelmearc's annual Blackstone Raids event. Her article features a photo album and numerous interviews of SCA folk.

Midrealm King declared an imposter

In a shocking turn of events, the Dread Lord Dag, King of the Middle Kingdom, was revealed to be an imposter in His own Court. Diane Brunner of the Dayton Renaissance and Medieval Events Examiner has the story. (updated with additional links)

The Battle of 6th Street

Cars drove a little more slowly on 6th Street in Great Falls, Montana, as they goggled at members of the Shire of Stan Wyrm, Kingdom of Artemisia, practicing their armored combat moves. David Sherman of KRTV News has the story. (photos & video)

Robin Hood: the Man, the Myth, the Movies

In a wide-ranging feature article, Stephen Moss discusses the development of the Robin Hood legend, its possible historical bases, and the new film starring Russell Crowe.

Robin Hood: "creature of the media"

In October of 2009, Robin Hood fans and foes gathered for the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, a three-day conference at the University of Rochester in New York. The conference "featured a series of events that highlighted Robin Hood’s status as a creature of the media."

"Anonymous" looks at the subject of Shakespeare authorship

Ronald Emmerich, who directed such major films as 2012 and Independence Day, will take on a less earth-shaking project with his new project Anonymous. The film will investigate whether Edward de Vere was the real author of Shakespeare's plays.

Ludus Videus?

The original version of the game Final Fantasy is now available with a Latin patch that translates most of the game dialogue. They do say the best way to learn a language is by using it!

National Geographic Channel to air program on Staffordshire Hoard

On Sunday April 25, 2010, the National Geographic Channel will repeat Lost Gold of the Dark Ages, a program on the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, the amazing golden treasure found recently in the English Midlands.

Khevron.com and Heraldrydiculous Comics

The Khevron.com is a personal web site run by West Kingdom herald. The diverse site includes, among other things, Heraldrydiculous heraldry comic/video album, Oertha Armorial, West Kingdom Roll of Arms, wearable heraldry, and an SCA- and heraldry-themed Cafe Press shop.

Creating medieval magic in Maine

For the children of Bangor, Maine, the Middle Ages came to life recently as members of the Shire of Endewearde (East Kingdom) created a magical, medieval world at the Maine Discovery Museum. Reporter Meg Haskell, of the Bangor Daily News, spoke with both re-enactors and their mesmerized guests. (photo & video)

Starz TV to produce series based on Arthurian legend

In the spirit of the successful TV series The Tudors, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht will take on the Arthurian legend. The 10-episode Camelot is scheduled to premiere in early 2011.

Song of the Skywalkers

On his blog, Tattúínárdœla saga, Norse scholar Jackson Crawford discusses the "complicated textual tradition that lies behind George Lucas’s “Star Wars,” which few outside the scholarly community realize is a modern rendition of an old Germanic legend of a fatal conflict between a father and his treacherous son."

Gift subscriptions to CA and TI

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the SCA Inc. Board of Directors, has published a reminder about subscriptions to several of the SCA's informational publications.

Not reenacting, re-creating

What's the difference between reenacting and re-creating? That's the question asked by reporter Winston Ross of the Eugene, Oregon Register-Guard when he visted the recent 18th annual Frontier Heritage Fair.