I am Ian the Green, Newcomer's Welcomer for the Shire of Grey
Gargoyles. (The official title is Chatelain.) Grey Gargoyles is
the Shire that covers most of the Southern half of Chicago, IL.
The State of Illinois is known in the SCA as the Region of the
Midlands and that is in the SCA Kingdom of the Middle, or easier to
say, Middle Kingdom.
For an easy way to figure out who your local group is I recommend
that you use the interactive map in the following link. Just click
closest to where you are until you find the closest group.
If you fall into an area that doesn't have a group, and
unfortunately there are several in the Midlands (Illinois), don't
particularly worry about it, just pick the group closest to you and
get a hold of their Chatelain or Seneschal. (Seneschals are group
I wish you the best of luck! If for any reason you have
difficulties in getting a hold of a local group in the next week,
get a hold of me and I'll see what doors I can open up for you and
get you moving in the SCA in your area.
I can be reached at my e-mail mystborne AT yahoo DOT com
Ian the Green
--- In email@example.com, "lemonbalmbess1" <orrs3@...>
> hi! going to join sca soon and interestd n finding group near