I was up in Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska) finishing a teaching certificate when I discovered the SCA. I decided on a Russian persona because Kodiak Island, where I'm from, is steeped in cultural and historical info. By the time I discovered that Baranof's residency was so much past SCA time period I was already hooked. Now my only problem is not having an active group here, so getting over to the mainland for events, building up a small library and keeping up online are essential to me.
> > > >How did any/all of you chose your time/place in
> > persona-life? What
> > > caught
> > > >your attention? What stopped you (if anything)
> > from chosing another
> > > time and
> > > >place?