Anything related to the mass media as a subject in and of itself, including relationships between the media and the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-19 16:24
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)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-18 18:31
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-16 06:39
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."
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2010-04-14 06:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-13 14:49
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-13 06:45
In July 2010, Starz Entertainment will premiere an 8-hour mini-series basis on Pillars of the Earth, the novel by Ken Follett which chronicles the construction of a cathedral in 12th century England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-12 16:38
Students from Presque Isle Middle School in Maine learned about the Middle Ages March 23 by taking on the role of a medieval villager. Reporter Jen Lynds of the Bangor Daily News has the preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-10 12:16
Jane Stockton reports that BBC History Magazine is offering a free 14-page digital preview drawn from the March 2010 issue of the magazine.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-07 15:34
In an extensive feature article on the SCA, Matthew Lickona of the San Diego Reader writes of his visit to a tournament in Lakeside, California's El Monte Park and discusses the organization with various prominent SCA members.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-04 10:21
Bruno Heller, creator of the hit TV series Rome, has announced plans for a feature-length film.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-03 20:26
Mithila Mangedarage staff reporter for the Minnesota State University, Mankato, Reporter recently learned about one of the university's most unusual student activities: the College of Rivenwood Tower.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-03-25 11:39
The shire of Ambergard in An Tir hosted its War in the Oasis event recently, attracting almost 200 armoured combatants for a day of melee fun. Mike Irwin, from the Wenatchee World newspaper was on hand to observe the battles.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-02 07:56
Two novelists from the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the recent publication of books.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-27 08:19
The Secret of Kells, an animated film directed by Tomm Moore, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-22 18:18
Bystanders came face to face with the Middle Ages recently at Machado Elementary School in Lake Elsinore, California. Justin and Ashley Katz of San Jose decided to give the activities a try. "I've never used a bow before, but it's just something I've always wanted to do," Justin said. "It seems fun and the people are extremely nice. I think I'll be back." The Morgan Hill Times has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-21 13:25
The SCA is graying. Now members, some of whom have been affiliated with the Society for over 20 years, are seeking new blood - sometimes using offbeat tactics such as Craig's List. Reporter Josh Shaffer of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-02-17 13:12
THL Sofia Tyzes (Zsof), reports on the attempt by two members of the Barony of the Cleftlands (Cleveland, Ohio) to save a neighbor from a house fire. Fox 8 New's Autumn Ziemba has the story. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-02-17 09:58
It was a typical Monday night in the Student Union Building of the University of new Mexico as members of the local SCA group learned Amoroso dance steps from instructor Laura Smalley. Reporter Candance Hsu of the university's Daily Lobo stopped by to learn about the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-15 16:31
Residents of Ocala, Florida are being educated in the arts and fighting of the Middle Ages by way of members of the Shire of Amugorod. Michael Oppermann, correspondent for Ocala.com, recently met with members of the group to discuss the SCA. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-14 12:58
For his next project, filmmaker Mel Gibson may be returning to a childhood dream. "The very first idea that I ever had about making a film, my first thought ever about being a filmmaker was when I was 16-years-old, and I wanted to make a Viking movie," Gibson told journalists at a press event.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-02-12 10:24
Jerry Spaulding, who goes by the name Agamedes within the SCA, "got hooked" on the Middle Ages at the age of 15. Now he is a founding member of the SCA group at Eastern Wyoming College. Carson LeMahieu of the Torrington (Wyoming) Telegram has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-02-04 18:12
The SyFy Channel is offering viewers a chance to name a film set in the Middle Ages. The winner will receive an "amateur filmmaking kit," including camera, computer and software.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-01-30 10:46
A dispute over loaned SCA armor was the subject of a recent Judge Judy television show.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-01-26 19:06
The latest film version of the Robin Hood saga is scheduled to debut in theaters May 14, 2010. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-01-20 10:58
"It's like a brand new style of martial arts. It really is fun. It's great," said Kelly Jenkins of the Shire of Blackmoor Keep (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) to Brandon Richards of KPLC Channel 7 (Lake Charles, Louisiana). Richards interviewed various shire members at a demo at a downtown park.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-12-21 13:50
"Good friends, with praise and thanksgiving to the God who sent his son, we wish for each of you a blessed Christmas!" says the Queen and the feasting commences at the Elizabethan Yuletide Feaste in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Sarah Crump of the Plain Dealer was on hand for the festivities. (photos)
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2009-12-21 09:27
It isn't exactly news, but it's appropriate to the day! YouTube has a video posting of a rare promotional video for Jethro Tull's "Ring Out Solstice Bells", from 1976. It's decidedly medieval in theme, and quite amusing.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-09 13:15
"It was a scene more reminiscent of Europe in the Middle Ages - but the middle ages were never this much fun." writes reporter Sarah Moore of the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-08 17:26
Archaeologists believe they have found Shangra-La in the form of Himalayan caves holding wall paintings, illuminations and 15th century religious texts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-27 16:04
Most members of the press who visit SCA events stop at the fighting. Recently Sam Friedman of the Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror went further and investigated the cooks.