The best description of the SCA I can give comes from their website:
The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.While John's involved in medieval combat, I'm more interested in the arts and thrown weapons. I like working on caligraphy and John bought us a new set of throwing knives last year. I haven't had much time to practice either, but I need to for our Fall event called Hallowtide (I missed it last year, I'm not missing it this year).
Here are some pictures from last year's Pennsic War:
|This is part of the royal court during Pennsic.|
|The Viking ship on its way to one of the many parties that go on during Pennsic.|
|This is just ONE SIDE of the battlefield, and the battlefield is only one large chunk of a MASSIVE campground where Pennsic War is held every year.|
|This was taken mid-battle. Some of the people standing on the sidelines are spectators while others are fighters who've been "killed". My boyfriend is somewhere in the mix -- his father was taking pictures for him.|
Bonus: Last year at Hallowtide (our local event in October), John received an award from the King and Queen of our SCA Kingdom (Æthelmearc).
Well, I'm off to get more packed for the trip. Bzz bzz bzz!