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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Is this a Renaisance Fair?
A: No. Most Ren Fairs are for-profit ventures put on at certain times of year for entertainment and tourism with a focus on fantasy.  The SCA is a world-wide non-profit living history and preservation society.  Because we study the Middle Ages year-round and already have garb, tents, and armor, we are often invited to supplement the staff at Ren Fairs as "extras".

Q: Do I have to be a member to participate?
A: No. In the Kingdom of the Outlands you only need a membership to participate in tournaments, earn awards, or hold offices.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Our monthly business meetings, as well as our weekly parctices, are free and open to the public.  Membership in the Society costs about as much as a membership to a dsicount club.  Special events, such as feasts and camping events may have additional fees to cover expenses on an event-by-event basis.  You can find out more about becoming a member at the SCA main web site.

Q: What does "Creative Anachronism" mean?
A: An Anachronism is defined as, "A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, esp. a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned."  In the SCA we recreate the Middle Ages, not as they were, but rather an idealized version of that time period.  For instance, there are no plagues or peasants, all are considered noble-born.  We sometimes adapt modern items into trappings of the Middle Ages.  These are just some of the ways we put "creative" into "Creative Anachronism".