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What is SCA? July 14, 2004 8:03 AM

This information is from the Society's official homepage To make the story short: The SCA is the Society for Creative Anachronism, which is a group dedicated to researching and recreating the Middle Ages in the present. The Society is international, there are groups all over the world. Many groups meet weekly, and at these meetings the members dance, talk, study, learn, revel, and make plans. The SCA was started in 1966 in Berkeley, California by a group of science fiction and fantasy fans who wanted a theme party. Following the party, a group got together to discuss the idea of a medieval re-creation and re-enactment group. to read more, go to: You will also find more information about how to start in SCA, what is needed and where to find the closest group Have fun!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
help! July 16, 2004 12:57 PM

As I said in under other group topics, I am in the SCA, so if nyone has any questions, please feel free to ask away.  [ send green star]
Thank you, Michelle :-) July 17, 2004 1:39 AM

Your help is appreciated, as I know about nothing Ketutar  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Michelle July 17, 2004 12:16 PM

I have a question: I have notice that Renesance (sp?) stuff and gatherings can get quiet expensive. Are there any inexpensive routes to take?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Yes! July 17, 2004 12:56 PM

I know what you can do in the SCA to make it less expensive. You will always have to pay gate fee if there is one... though some shires/baronies will let you work off your fees our waive them if you volunteer a certain number of hours... though that is between you and them. Garb wise I know that many Events will have what's called Gold Key which is where they lend out garb to those who don't have any or who are new or just visiting, you will probably want to contact someone ahead of time to find out if they will have that at the event. As for food, it's bring your own that is the cheapest, pack a cooler or two, you choose how much to spend... The cheapest way to go for expenses like these is to get involved with and established household where they often have potluck meals each evening and split chores around the camp... One last way to make an event less expensive is to offer some kind of service or product, though o begin with you may have to pay a merchants fee, It usually will include your entry fee to the event and you can usually make back at least what it cost you to get in, if not take home a profit... My friend bear has a leather Armor booth, another friend of mine buys and selss used garb, and yet another friend does henna on people for donations and then there is always my friend Matty who runs a coffee place at events called Temple Caffina... But that all depends on whether you can make the initial investment. Take Care!  [ send green star]
Thanks Jennifer July 17, 2004 1:54 PM

That is a great help  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Dear Helen, July 17, 2004 4:38 PM

you have been a bit uncertain about how to spell "renaissance". It is spelled that way. But you can also use "renascence" Any way, it doesn't matter how you spell it we love you anyway (And understand what you mean.) (The "right" spelling could help if you are searching something in the internet, though.) Love you, Ketutar  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
lol July 17, 2004 5:30 PM

Thanks Ketutar. Since I started using the computer back in the early 80's, I forgot how to spell. Can you believe I used to be a champion speller in middle school.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 08, 2007 11:38 AM

Jennifer,  you mentioned Temple Caffina.  Are you in AnTir?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
SCA inexpensive April 23, 2007 7:58 AM

There is a class taught in the Puget Sound area of An-Tir, and the occasional Ithra called:  Goodwill Hunting.  Or: the things you can find, and buy from thrift stores and modify for SCA use.

Thrift stores can provide, beginning feast gear, sometimes basic garb and footwear.  Also keep an eye out for longer term members who are upgrading their stuff.  More often than not, the items they are getting rid of can be had quite cheaply, or for barter.

(In my experience anyway)  Not many shires or baronies will cut you a deal for event site fees and such.  Although it might not hurt to ask.

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Greetings Good Gentles April 23, 2007 8:26 AM

Hello Friends, My name is ReBecca, I have been a member of the s.c.a. for about four years and I have been loving every minute of it. I live in the Kingdom of Antir. I have been reading some of the wonderful ideas you all share and would like to say thanks! I have shared some of them with  my shire family members. Oohs and ahhs all around! If you are ever in Myrtleholt shout out for Onora and we'll meet up! Keep playing!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Michael... AnTir question :) April 26, 2007 4:38 AM

Yes I am in An Tir! I live in Glymm Mere (Thurston County)

How about you?

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 April 29, 2007 6:01 PM

I used to live Wealdsmere.  (That Barony waaay ot on the far side of the kingdom from everything else.)  LyonsMarche befor that.  I kind of miss them.  Where I live now, things are really spread out and less active.

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Where I'm at June 06, 2007 5:37 PM

Right now I'm in the general area of the barony of madrone.... depends on where the borders are this week.  *grin*  (Over the last few months my life, job have kept me away from playing, and off the computer.  Egad, it's amazing how fast the email piles up)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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