14612RE: [SCA Newcomers] New members!
- May 31, 2009Hello Sarah, and welcome to the SCA and SCA Newcomers,
I think it's great that you want to develop a persona right away, but I
would like to point out that you do not need to have a persona, name or
device to become a member.
There is no obligation to ever develop a persona, or register a name.
You may, if you wish to, do all of those things, and I personally think it's
one of the fun parts of the SCA, but it is not a requirement.
That said, if you would like help finding a name from a particular time or
place, this is a good list to ask for help.
If you haven't found it yet, http://www.sca.org/ has a whole section devoted
to helping people figure out personas, names and devices, as well as some
basic garb and how to find the group nearest to you.
There are also links to other websites which are devoted to special
interests, like heraldry.
I myself enjoy rapier, target archery, singing, playing the bowed psaltery,
sewing - both garb and armour, cold working metal armour, leather working,
and recently I have been learning about couched embroidery.
My current name doesn't reflect my current interest in Persian garb and
Not all of the things I am enjoying doing are appropriate for either the
Persian persona or the Elizabethan persona - nor is that a requirement - you
may try as many things as you wish to and have time for.
If you wish to restrict yourself to hobbies and activities that would have
been done by your persona, you may, but you don't have to.
Sorry about the lecture, but it's been awhile since it was last said on this
list, and I hope many new people will benefit from this advice.
Do your research, try lots of new things, but most importantly, have fun,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of intuitiveartisan
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] New members!
Just wanted to introduce myself since we had a few other introductions. My
name is Sarah (no persona name yet). I'm not even a member yet, but I'm
finding a name so I can be. I just attended War Practice, which was my first
event, and I can't wait to get involved.
Some of my hobbies are: leather working, chainmaille, sewing, and metal
casting. I'm also interested in picking up competition archery.
That's about it. Thanks for the welcome everyone!
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