The Arts and the Sciences are all the skills we learn and things we do related to making all the things. All of the stuff we use and consume and wear, all of the decorative bits we make and do that help us to recreate the past. The Arts and Sciences is a massive set […]
Where do I fit in?
Often when people first hear about the Society for Creative Anachronism or when they first attend events, they wonder where they can fit in with a cultural groups that has been active for over 50 years. To someone first finding us, the SCA can look like a single large social group, but it might be […]
What is SCAIowa?
SCAIowa is a project to help people interested in learning more about the Society for Creative Anachronism and its local chapters in Iowa be able to find up to date information relevant to people living in Iowa. The SCA is a worldwide organization and much about it can be found on the internet, but information […]
Where do the events and meetings take place?
There are local meetings for local groups of the Society for Creative Anachronism across Iowa. They are held according to the plans of the local groups. Some may hold meeting son a weekly basis where others might be every other week or once a month. Where they are held can be just as varied. Some […]
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Are SCA events family friendly?
The Society for Creative Anachronism is committed to having fun and safe environments where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and learn. Many events have teen and youth activities hosted at them. Although young children to young adults often have activities directed to them as well as many other regular activities they […]
What will it cost?
Participation in the Society for Creative Anachronism, like many hobbies, can cost as little as you can afford or as much as you like. Most people who join the SCA are on budgets and you can participate without breaking the bank, especially if you are patient and gather things over time. If you rush in […]
What can I learn?
The Society for Creative Anachronism is, at its heart, a non-profit educational organization. Although we have a lot of fun doing it, one of the big parts about participating in the SCA is learning and personal growth. Many local groups have learning that happens in formalized classes held at local meetings or in one on […]
How does the SCA relate to other groups? Is it a Ren Fair?
Ren fairs are fun ways to spend a day on the weekend. They are a show put on by the performers for the paying audience to watch. The SCA is not a Ren Fair. Our events aren’t shows for you to watch, they are activities and adventures for you to participate in. We don’t want […]
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When are the next meetings or events?
Local meetings are determined by the local groups. Some groups schedule their meetings far in advance, others have traditional schedules that are altered to fit the schedules of those who can attend. The best way to find out about when your next local meeting will be is to join the local social media groups for […]
What are the requirements to participate?
At local meetings, the only requirements are to show up and have fun. At events, you are required to pay the registration cost and wear an attempt at clothing from before 1600 CE. Beyond that there really aren’t many requirements. Your SCA adventure can take many different paths. You can do all the things or […]