Re: SCA Membership
- Shelley asked:
<<< Please indulge me another newcomer question...>>>
Certainly. I believe that answering such questions is one of the
purposes of this group and I'm sure that for whatever question you are
asking there are others here who might like to ask it, but don't know
they have that question or are afraid to speak up.
<<< We would like to become official SCA members, but how important is
it that we wait until we have chosen a name? I see there is an
optional slot for it on the membership page. I did not want to use
our mundane names only and then forever have all official documents
and correspondence in those names. >>>
As others have explained, your SCA persona stuff is separate from your
21st Century membership. This is because, among other things, it can
take a year for your name or your device to wind it's way through the
procedure, even if it gets approved the first time.
I do recommend that folks work on their first name fairly soon after
beginning to play. This keeps folks from first learning your regular
name and then quickly having to learn another. You don't however need
a full name or even that first name serve as an officer or get an
award. Your AOA (Award of Arms) is likely to be the first SCA award
you get. My AOA scroll is made out to "Stephen of Bryn Gwlad" because
I hadn't registered or even figured out the rest of my name, much less
its correct spelling at that time. I believe I had already been or was
about to be my barony's Minister of A&S.
For more on AoAs:
Earng-Your-AoA-art (6K) 4/18/02 "Earning your AoA in the SCA" by Lady
Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.
Getting-an-AoA-art (9K) 6/22/98 "How to Get an AoA" by Gunnora
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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