Contacts - Hospitaller/Chatelaine - Kingdom of Lochac

Chatelaines Handbook

Chapter 7 - Dealing with the Media

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Quick SCA Introduction

You can use this as an introduction for any media personnel who ask to be allowed to photography / film your Group

  (a) The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international historical research and recreation group which, in 40 years of operating as a non-profit organisation, has gained some 100,000 members worldwide
  (b) SCA members meet regularly to hold medieval or Renaissance-style tournaments, most commonly fighting in armour with sword and shield, as well as enjoying feasts, dancing and other events and activities that recreate "the pageantry and chivalry of the Middle Ages".
  (c) Many historical recreation groups specialise in a particular time and place; the SCA covers 600 - 1600 Europe.  As part of this, members dress the part, so you may see Viking warriors rubbing shoulders with Italian knights, Elizabethan ladies embroidering next to Anglo-Saxon maidens
  (d) Members are drawn from a broad range of ages and occupations, and it is not uncommon for them to become recognised experts in their chosen SCA field of endeavour, earning academic credentials, acting as technical advisors to the film industry and becoming published authors.
  (e) There are groups in all states of Australia, (apart from the NT) the first having been established by Mistress Rowan Peregrine (after whom the Barony of Rowany Sydney, NSW, is named).  In all there are approximately 40 groups, including those in New Zealand.  http://lochac.sca.org/lochac/groups/groups.php to find your nearest group
  (f) A number of branches have been established in New Zealand over the past 20 years, including groups in Auckland (known as the Barony of Ildhafn), Hamilton (the Canton of Cluain), Wellington (the Shire of Darton) and Christchurch (the Barony of Sourhtron Gaard).  The latter is the oldest of the New Zealand groups, having been founded in 1981
  (g) These groups are part of the Kingdom of Lochac, which at present covers Australasia.  Local groups are typically governed by a Baron and / or Baroness as representatives of the ruling King and Queen, with a Seneschal handling day-to-day operations.  Media interviews are likely to be handled by one of these

 

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Handbook

Chapter 1
About the Office

Chapter 2
Attracting newcomers

Chapter 3
Demonstrations

Chapter 4
Making the Newcomer Comfortable

Chapter 5
Gold Key (Loaner Garb & Feasting Gear)

Chapter 6
Dealing with the Media

Chapter 7
Media Briefing
1. Quick SCA Introduction
2. Contacting the SCA
3. Media Opportunities
4. Public Event
5. Non-Public Event

Appendix I
Media Policy for the Kingdom of Lochac as at 26th April AS XLI (2007)

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