Re: Hello World!
- My only question at this point is do you wear period clothing to the general meetings? If so, is there any local place for purchasing these clothes or patterns to make them? I can't sew worth a hoot, but I could probably talk one of my sisters into helping me out in that regard or pay someone to sew the dress. Any help in that regard would be appreciated.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, C E Hughes <cehughes@...> wrote:
> Welcome Daylene,
> We are in the process of trying to re-establish the local group. Since
> losing our student membership at EIUs' campus a few years back, we have
> also lost the free access to meeting and activity space.
> We have a corp of experienced members as resources and the local group
> in Champaign offers us opportunities to regular activities also. At the
> moment, our active members are preparing to travel to PA. for the annual
> Pennsic War (google that if you are not familiar). The SCA website will
> link you to the Middle Kingdom and that will link you to the calendar
> for activities in the Mid-West.
> We have members who share your interests in WoW and who share your
> interests in reading. At the moment the majority of our members are
> families and adult members. Our next gathering will not be scheduled
> until our "traveling" members return from Pennsic.
> We look forward to meeting you. If you have any specific questions,
> feel free to ask.
> On 7/31/2010 8:03 AM, twilight_bewitching wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I saw a pamphlet for SCA at the
> > Charleston Library and thought that I would look into it and find out
> > some more information on the group. My sister in law is a member of
> > the SCA in California, and she really enjoys it so I thought that I
> > would try it out and get to meet some new people. I don't know much
> > about the SCA, but I have been reading up on the SCA website.
> > Anyways, a little about myself. I am 27. I bought my house in
> > Charleston in December. I grew up south of Effingham. Been traveling
> > the last few years though, and am just now settling down. I have
> > always been interested in the medieval and renaissance periods of
> > history. I am an avid reader of all things fantasy. I used to do
> > online forum style role playing, which has helped me to become a
> > decent writer. Although my spelling is still atrocious. I dabble in
> > web design and graphic art which I am actually getting pretty good at
> > and thoroughly enjoy. So if yall ever need help in that regard, I can
> > help out. Other then that I am pretty much your average person with
> > the average family. Husband, daughter, house, 2 dogs, and a full time
> > job. Oh and I play WoW, Daggerspine server.
> > Daylene
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Our meetings are very informal at this point in time. Many of our
regular members are, or have been, officers at a variety of levels in
the SCA. Kendrick and Terra (and the boys) have been gracious enough
to open their home and workshop in Effingham for a variety of
activities. These are usually casual.- Armouring for fencing. youth
combat and the heavy lists are frequent shop activities and the forge is
usually running and help is available there also. Sewing, needle work
and other projects (or a good book and conversation) usually occupy the
time in the house. Sometimes a pot luck dinner will follow and gaming
may occupy the evening.
Dress for these activities is up to the individuals..... most often
comfortable clothes from the present or past. We do have loaner items
that we can help you with to get you started. Simple clothes and
patterns are available through a number of our members. Traveling to
events is when you will need the clothes, feast ware and simple
"accoutrement" for comfort (chair, snacks, projects). We can help you
with most of that. You will find you interests may well lead you to a
time or place that will date your apparel.... or you may find that the
apparel that strikes you "minds eye"leads you to a time and place.
We have a demo coming up in Effingham. We will most likely meet prior
to that and we can talk to see what you might need if you can join us
for that activity. Give yourself some time to take in the many aspects
of the SCA. There is great diversity but with the size of our group, we
frequently need to seek out practitioners in some arts & crafts. We do
have a good pool of experienced members to help.
Relax and take things in. This will all come to you as you choose you
activity levels and interests.
On 7/31/2010 2:41 PM, twilight_bewitching wrote:
> My only question at this point is do you wear period clothing to the
> general meetings? If so, is there any local place for purchasing these
> clothes or patterns to make them? I can't sew worth a hoot, but I
> could probably talk one of my sisters into helping me out in that
> regard or pay someone to sew the dress. Any help in that regard would
> be appreciated.
> --- In email@example.com <mailto:stcarol%40yahoogroups.com>, C E
> Hughes <cehughes@...> wrote:
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- So you survived the monsoons? I heard there was "weather" at War this year.
Many who camped further down the hill were flooded out, they said. How was
it out on the Serengeti?
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Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 6:25 PM
The travelers have returned. We should set up a post-war debriefing!