What is the SCA – Highlight Reels!

As many visitors to my blog may not know what the SCA is, I figured I’d do a post kind of illuminating what it is that I do, and why it’s talked about on this blog.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (or the SCA for short) is an educational non-profit dedicated to the research and re-creation of the life, arts, and combat of pre-1600s life.  Our Knowne World consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members across the globe.  We have feasts, royal courts, balls, classes, workshops, symposiums, and much much more.

One of the things that was done today was a highlights reel of the biggest SCA war: Pennsic War, done by ABC News.  Pennsic War is massive event, as it’s a war where about 10,000 SCAdians, live, create, fighte, and learn in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania for two weeks.  (there are certainly other wars, including one in my own back yard: Lilies War.)

h/t to Musings of a Medieval Mind for catching all of ABC’s coverage at Pennsic today.

Let the Pennsic Wars Begin: http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/gostream-pennsic-wars-begin-32849773

Castle Battle at the Pennsic Wars: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/gostream-castle-battle-pennsic-wars-32851469

Inside the Pennsic Wars: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/gostream-inside-pennsic-wars-32852110

Inside the Village Marketplace: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/gostream-inside-village-marketplace-32855747

Pennsic Wars Combat Rules: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/gostream-pennsic-wars-combat-rules-32858345

Pennsic Wars Participants Ready for Medieval Ball: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/gostream-pennsic-war-participants-ready-medieval-ball-32861137

Advertisements

About Rachel Ost

I belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism, and there, I'm known as Konstantia Kaloethina, an Eastern Roman (Byzantinian) woman of the sixth century from Constantinople. I am proteged to Master Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason, and apprenticed to Mistress Bess Darnley. I'm an American of Irish, German, Burgundian, and Norwegian descent. I share Harry Potter's birthdate (July 31st, 1983). I typically score as INTJ (Myers-Briggs), and as a confirmed Five with a Four wing "Iconoclast" (Enneagram) type, with strong scores in Musical, Visual/Spatial, and Intrapersonal on the Multiple Intelligences test.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s