Media

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

"Learning by doing" in Northshield

“This is for those of us who are history geeks,” said Jennifer Carlson during a recent event in the Kingdom of Northshield. “We want to know what did they wear, what did they eat, how would they camp. And we want to learn by doing." John Krerowicz of the Kenosha (Wisconsin) News has the story. (photos)

Pillars of the Earth to premiere July 23, 2010

A mini-series based on the novel Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, will premiere on Starz July 23, 2010.

"Living the Dream" at Baronial Border War

Jon Szerlag of the Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Ionia, Michigan) got an up-close and personal view of the SCA when he attended the recent Baronial Border War XXVII at Bertha Brock Park. Szerlag's article and video are available online. (video)

A&S in the SCA: "a labor of love"

Those who strive to make beautiful and practical items in the SCA often refer to their projects as "labors of love." So said Lady Asha Vati at the recent A&S Collegium held in the Barony of Mons Tonitrus. Jacon Petersen of the Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald/Review has the story. (photos)

"Winning - and dying well" in Caid

Alex Goldsmith, Sports Director at Annenberg TV News in Southern California, visited the SCA's Pink Ribbon Rally event and posted a video on YouTube.

SCAdians bring appreciation of mead to southeastern Pennsylvania

For the past two years, Marc Johnson and Sheree Krasley, who met in the SCA, have collaborated to bring the mead experience to southeastern Pennsylvania with their Stonekeep Meadery. Amy Strauss of the Phoenix (Phoenixville, PA) has the story.

Questing for an equestrian dream

Equestrian blogger and SCA member THL Serena Kimbalwyke (Sheri Israel) has a quest: becoming a web correspondent for the upcoming World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. SCA members can help by casting a vote for her online.

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!