I started out at my first event in June '06. I went to small, local
event and I let the constable know I was coming. He held a place for
me to camp right next to his household, and he and his lady were very
nice and helpful.
I had already gone to the baronial meeting so I knew a few faces. I
remembered a few names. No one expected much of me at my first event,
but I wanted to jump in. I offered to help clean up after the event
was over. I scoured the ground for trash.
At my second event, a larger kingdom Crown event, I offered to help
at waterbearing point. I enjoy being useful and helpful.
I'm now the waterbearer in charge for my barony having had some
practice doing a few events last year (since we had no official
waterbearer). It's a good, fun way to help and get to know people if
your group doesn't have one.
They'll always take help at Gate. That's another way to meet lots of
people. Constab is also another area where they need help, too.
Don't be too shy to ask lots of questions and get around to meet more
people. Ask them what they do, how did they get started in the SCA?
Those are always acceptable ice breaker questions.
I'm from Antir and folks here are really friendly and helpful; they
should be where you are, too. :) The most important thing of all:
Barony of Stromgard