Answers to some questions
- <<< Reading all the info has helped me get things like feast gear and
a handle on garb, but proper forms of address and basic etiquette
would help. >>>
Here are a couple of files on this in the NEWCOMERS section of the
courtesy-msg (32K) 1/19/96 Courtesy guidelines in the SCA and
Hand-kissing and bowing.
Hand-Kissing-art (8K) 1/20/11 "Ioseph of Locksley's Handy Guide to
How-to-Behave-art (12K) 6/10/01 "How to Behave in these Current
Middle Ages" by Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.
SCA-courtesy-art (14K) 5/22/96 Courtesy guidelines by Ioseph of
SCA-courts-nc-msg (21K) 5/30/01 Comments and about SCA Courts for
I'm editing an article on SCA ranks and forms of address. I hope to
have it online in a week or two. When in doubt, m'lord (or m'lady) or
Lord So and so or Lady Soandso, works just fine. Even if you are a
Duke, or a Peer, you are still a Lord or Lady.
<<< I think I'm already doing too much, and I'm finding myself getting
Yes, this is something I warn newcomers about. Don't try to do
everything. There are people who have been in the SCA for 20 or 30
years or more. To keep someone involved that long there has to be a
great depth of things to do. But by the same token, you really can't
do it all, at once.
<<< How to selected an area of study, suggested books for general
information about period references, >>>
I don't know if this will help, but there is this file in the
intro-books-msg (36K) 6/ 8/99 Recommended books on the Middle Ages
<<< How others juggle work and family life, especially when the other
family member's don't play, and the SCA would be good. >>>
Perhaps this file in the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section might help:
non-SCA-part-msg (45K) 7/29/97 Dealing with partners who are not in
There are other files in this section which might also be of interest
SCA-reasons-msg (61K) 2/ 1/11 The reasons various people joined
SCA-Sociology-art (14K) 4/ 9/02 "Sociology and the SCA: some brief
by Master Hrolf Herjolfssen.
SCA-The-Dream-msg (50K) 1/11/96 What the SCA means for different
<<< Tips on how to keep my mundane life out of SCA conversations, but
also how to bring it in when it's appropriate. >>>
Try not to talk about mundane life. If you need to mention something
mundane, DON'T use fantasy or made up names like farspeaker for
telephone or dragon for car. For the later, wagon or cart works quite
well. And "car" is a period term! For the former, do you need to say
you talked to someone on the telephone? Or can you just say you talked
<<< I'm an 18th century historian and find myself hesitant to bring it
up, but also watching people struggle with a task when I know how to
do it is difficult. >>>
Wow. That makes you almost old enough to be period! :-) What kind of
tasks are you thinking of?
<<< Because I'm new I tend to stay in the background not wanting to
interfere. I guess mainly just real life stories. Looking forward to
my first Pennsic and meeting you. Thanks! >>>
Another article in the NEWCOMERS section of the Florilegium:
How-2-get-2do-art (12K) 4/23/11 "How to get to do things in the SCA"
Duchess Willow de Wisp, OL, OP, OR.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****