Interview

Interview

Swords clash in Wisconsin park

The sound of sword on metal drew visitors away from their little league games recently in Appleton, Wisconsin when members of the Barony of Windhaven showed off their medieval chops. Steve Wideman of the Appleton Post-Crescent has the story. (photo and video)

Fighters clash in Bowling Green

On Thursday nights, City Park in Bowling Green, Ohio, is alive with the sounds of rattan on steel as members of the local SCA branch practice their armored combat skills. Adam Lewis of BG News (Bowling Green State University) has the story.

Australians "get in touch with medieval culture" through SCA and manuscript exhibit

Residents of Melbourne, Australia rarely have a chance "to get in touch with medieval culture" according to the age.com.au reporter Patricia Maunder who spent some time with Karen Hovenga, the Baroness of Stormhold in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

California SCAdians learn about life in the Sault

California natives Ed and Kim Slone are moving to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where they hope to pursue their SCA interests. Linda Richardson of the Sault Star caught up with them at the recent “Passport to Unity” event designed to welcome new residents.

"Honor and Glory!" in San Antonio

"We're sort of a mob of misfits," said Lisa Theriot, aka Adelaide de Beaumont at a recent SCA gathering in the Barony of Bjornsborg, in an interview with Vincent T. Davis of the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News.

Western martial arts attacting interest in the US

The martial arts of western Europe are gaining popularity in the United States. Practices and conferences where participants wield swords, pikes and daggers, and quote from medieval and renaissance sources, are cropping up all over. Elizabeth Weise of USA Today has the story.

Atlantia's Barony of Storvik featured in article

For several weeks, staff reporter Andy Zieminski of Gazette.net worked on a story about Atlantia's Barony of Storvik. The results were published recently, along with photos and video, on the Gazette's website.

Insula Draconis residents demonstrate knightly prowess

Alesxander of Darlington and other subjects of Insula Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald were able to demonstrate their fighting skills recently for Martin Croucher, who covered an event for the Epoch Times UK.

SCA Equestrians lead the charge in California

Equestrians from the Kingdom of Caid prepared for the Estrella War at a practice near Camarillo, California recently. Sylvie Belmond of the Moorpark Acorn had the story.

SCA "family of choice" in Colorado

The Middle Ages is alive and well in Cache Valley, Colorado thanks to the efforts of Artemisia's Shire of Cote du Ciel. Devin Felix has the story on the Associated Press Newswires.

SCA members "playing seriously at make-believe"

The present met the past recently as members of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais and the Shire of Nithgaard met for Fiber, Fabric and Fighting. Favid Kagan of the Williamsport, PA Sun-Gazette Correspondent had the story. (photos)

Dark Ages bright spot in Tuscon, Arizona

About 100 SCAdians gathered in Tuscon's Himmel Park for the Dragon's Hoard Annual Festival of Monsters, a fundraiser for the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, where they interacted with some of the locals. Jeffry Scott of the Arizona Daily Star has the story. (photos)

An interview with ex-Python and scholar Terry Jones

Colin Covert interviews Terry Jones, Monty Python alum and medieval scholar for the Star-Tribune about Chaucer book, and his BBC television series.

"And now the bloodshed!"

No blood was spilled during the swordplay at a recent event held by the Barony of Ponte Alto in Prince William Forest Park, Falls Church, Virginia, despite a pronouncement by the Queen of Atlantia. Dan Zak of the Washington Post has the story.

On the air with the Incipient Shire of Drachtod

Lady Sophia of Artemisia's Incipient Shire of Drachetod (Eastern Montana) spoke recently with Emilie Boyles of KXGN TV5 In Glendive, Montana. An MP3 file of the interview is available online.

Oklahoma State University Students go medieval on Library Lawn

Ted Bado, Staff Writer for the Daily O’Collegian (Oklahoma State University), recently visited a fighter practice and demo by members of Mooneschadowe, the local SCA group and the university's Medieval Studies Group.

SCA: "more of a way of life than a hobby"

SCA members at the recent Corvaria Harvest Tournament in central Oregon "study history by acting it out." The event was sponsored by the Shire of Corvaria. Katie Brauns of the (Bend, Oregon) Bulletin has the story.

Chivalry rules at "Here There Be Dragons"

"The possibilities are endless in this alternative society meant to foster imagination and creativity. With 10 centuries (600 to 1601 [C.E.]) to research, replicate and live in, members have every reason to escape into bygone days of chivalry and adventure," writes Hannah Wiest of the Jackson (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

SCA: "eclectic, if not fun"

Matt Lewis of the online version of the Arizona Wildcat (University of Arizona) takes a look at the College of St. Felix, the university's local SCA chapter. "They are an eclectic, if not fun, bunch," said Curt Booth, a UA employee and SCA club advisor who is called Lord Fergus DeBotha for club meetings.

"SCA: it's like going home"

"If you've gone through your life liking the Ren fairs and you get into the SCA, it's like going home," said Jeff Mason of Stevens Point, Wisconsin at a recent event sponsored by the Shire of Falcon's Keep. Shenandoah Sowash of the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune has the story.

Reporter visits as Philadelphia shire prepares for Scottish Irish festival

Helen I. Hwang of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently visited a fighter practice for the Shire of Harshorn-dale. Members are scheduled to participate in the area's annual Scottish Irish Festival.

Loch Salaan members hold fighter practice in the park

Members of the Barony of Loch Salaan (Salt Lake City, Utah) gathered recently in Sugarhouse Park for an evening of fighter practice. Cathy Free of theDeseret Morning News covered the practice.

"Dauntless Libby" remembered in article

Kimberly Matas of the Arizona Daily Star remembers Elizabeth Jane Christensen for the warrior she was in an article chronicling the life of the SCA member. "Dauntless Libby" died August 7, 2007 at age of 44.

Enjoying the medieval life on the Kenai Peninsula

SCA life in Alaska is a family affair, as reporter Jessica Cejnar of the Peninsula Clarion found out recently when she spent the day at the Court of the Prince and princess of Oertha and experienced an SCA Coronet tournament.

Sydney discovers the Middle Ages

Andrew Taylor of the Sydney Morning Herald recently visited with members of the Shire of Radburne to learn about the SCA and how Australians enjoy the Middle Ages.

Learning about the Middle Ages at the Festival of History

BBC reporter Mario Cacciottolo got a taste of the re-enactor's life when he buckled on armor at the recent Festival of History in Northamptonshire, England.

The Middle Ages flourish in Caer Adamant

Archery, armored combat, the charm of the medieval world, are some of the topics discussed recently when Al Kemp of the (Delaware) News Journal visited the Shire of Caer Adamant. (photos)

Ames, Iowa: medieval center

Ames, Iowa is definitely a center for medieval activities according to an article in the Iowa State Daily. Staff writer Jenn Hanson reports that both the Society of Creative Anachronism and the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society have chapters there.

Warriors die "an excellent death" at Auburn Library

Amy Weaver, Staff Writer for the Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News reports on a recent demonstration presented by the Shire of the Eagle at Auburn City Library. Participant Laura Pate asked, "Who wouldn't love this world?"

Interview with historian Natalie Zemon Davis

Medievalists.net features an interview with Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, who currently teaches at the University of Toronto. Davis is the author of nine books and more than 80 articles, "many of which focus on the social and cultural history of 16th century France.