newsletters (was: Many Thanks)
- gwyns_quest wrote:
> About the newsletters--are they locally published by each Kingdom, orPaid members get a kingdom newsletter. It will mention things relevant
> do they originate from one centralized location and are about the SCA
> in general?
Society-wide from time to time (like changes to corpora--the rules that
govern the Society), but most of its content will be kingdom-specific.
Most local groups will probably have a newsletter, as well, with the
possible exception of the newest and smallest. It's strongly
encouraged--even required, for groups of a certain status. (Society
policy states, "It is crucial that the members of a local group
communicate with one another, and a newsletter is an excellent method
of communicating with the populace.. . .Any group that wishes to
achieve the status of Barony should have a regular newsletter, and any
group that aspires to higher status than baronial must have a
newsletter.") Many groups give their newsletters out for free to
anyone who asks.
There are two Society periodicals, which you can research and purchase
through the main SCA site <http://sca.org/docs/welcome.html>, but
they're not newsletters. Other publications of general SCA interest
(like the New Members' Guide and the Known World Handbook, which might
be of especial use to someone who wants to get started in the SCA but
doesn't have a lot of local resources) are also available through the
site. And, of course, there are online resources there, including a
newcomers' section <http://www.sca.org/newcomers.html>.
- There are also regional and shire newsletters in many
--- "Susan B. Farmer" <sfarmer@...> wrote:
> Quoting gwyns_quest <onedreamergirl@...>:__________________________________
> > Thanks to all who responded...I now have some good
> starting points for
> > names and garb. About the newsletters--are they
> locally published by
> > each Kingdom, or do they originate from one
> centralized location and
> > are about the SCA in general?
> Would you believe ... it depends?
> Each kingdom has a newsletter specifically for that
> kingdom. In
> addition, Principalities, Baronies, and Shires may
> also have
> newsletters. The only 2 SCA-wide publications are
> Illuminated which is more of a quarterly magazine,
> and The Compleat
> Anachronist which is a pamphlet series (can't
> remember the cost at the
> moment, but each issue is on a single topic. You
> get your kingdom
> newsletter with your paid membership --
> subscriptions to the others are
> voluntary (but I think that you currently have to
> have a membership to
> subscribe to any of the corporate publications --
> someone will correct
> me if I'm wrong).
> Susan Farmer
> University of Tennessee
> Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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