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, Susan Farmer <sfarmer@s...>
> The Husband was enquiring as to the difference (seems like around
> alot of Rennies -- especially the fighters -- feel "looked down on"
> SCAdians). I told him "Ren Faire" was a spectator sport -- granted
> an interactive one; but the SCA is a Participant Sport. :-)
I don't know why SCAdians should "look down" on Rennies - in many
cases their costuming requirements are more stringent than ours.
They're doing a different "job" than we are, too - one that *I*
'Most every time I tell people I'm in the SCA, the next question
is, "Do you go to the Renaissance Faire?", so I've answered this
question quite a bit - just last night as a matter of fact. I
characterize the Ren Faire as theatre, while the SCA is something
that we do for each other. That's the short to-the-public answer; of
course it's much deeper than that, but most people aren't interested
in more than just the overview.
I found the SCA at the Kansas City RenFest. I really like going to
the RenFest, but I go for different reasons than I go to SCA events.
I think that if people want to entertain or be entertained, they
should go to the RenFaire; if they want to learn about the Middle
Ages and Renaissance, go to the SCA. There's no reason why one person
couldn't do both.
My husband wants to go the the RenFaire wearing "ask me about the
*real* Middle Ages" buttons to publicise the SCA to people who went
to the RenFaire thinking they might be learning about the period. :-)