Fwd: Things to get newcomers
- I just posted this to the Ansteorra list and realized that some people here might find this useful.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous@...>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Things to get newcomers
> Date: August 16, 2013 10:16:36 PM CDT
> To: "Inc. Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA" <ansteorra@...>
> Reply-To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra@...>
> Duchess Willow posted an email covering several issues.
> <<< I know it is hard to do SCA on a small income. That is myproblem now. I guess I just need to be one of those thread-bare nobility thatRomance novels are always talking about. >>>
> Well, except for a few exceptions, most of the SCA fits into this mold. Very few can afford the embroidered cloth or the decorated armor that the people we play could afford. And much of upper layer of society then spent a lot of effort and time trying to appear more rich than they were. And those that did have the wealth spent a lot of effort showing it off.
> Here are a few files from the Florilegium that might be of use to both newcomers and more experienced folks trying to stretch their purses to look more fabulously rich than they are. And I would love to get additional such articles.
> Thrifty-Anach-art (29K) 6/29/10 "The Thrifty Anachronist: The Handbook" by
> Lady Mathilda Harper. Thrift stores for inexpensive SCA clothing.
> How-2-Fnd-Fab-art (16K) 12/18/11 "How to find Great Historic type Fabric for
> Garb cheaply, at Thrift Stores." by Lady Catherine Rose FitzEdmunds.
> SCA-Upcycling-art (16K) 6/ 3/10 "SCA Upcycling: Costuming on a Budget"
> by Lady Jeanne-Marie la Verriere.
> game-4-feasts-msg (20K) 4/16/11 Serving game animals at SCA feasts.
> rasng-fd-fsts-msg (8K) 9/ 5/05 Raising plants and animals for SCA feasts
> Cheap-Apicius-art (13K) 9/28/98 "Apicius for the Impoverished" by Margali.
> <<< But back 15 years ago and further backwe had a need for new people. >>>
> We still have a need for new people. The number of folks playing in the SCA has stayed flat or shrunk over the last few years. Another possible problem is the fact that the average age of SCA folks is climbing. In some ways this is good, because it means people are staying in the SCA, but unless we are also bringing in younger folks, we will be like the amateur radio folks and similar groups where the membership is getting older with very few younger folks joining, and where there is a good chance of the groups dying out.
> 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 ****