The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) presents
A Medieval Encampment
Sponsored by Machias Summer Festival and the Barony of Endewearde, East Kingdom, SCA.
Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Featuring Live Demonstrations of Medieval & Renaissance Pastimes, Arts & Sciences & More Knightly Combat, Rapier Duels, Fencing Melees, Archery, Blacksmithing, and Fashion Show All Ages Welcome!
Come join us in welcoming newcomers to the Society for Creative Anachronims (SCA) at the Barony of Endewearde’s public demo at the Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival, In Downeast Machias Maine.
This demo will bring visitors from far and wide to learn about our passion for history. With a variety of interactive Arts & Sciences and martial activities, hundreds to a thousand or more visitors engage with just a preview of what the SCA has to offer.
This year’s demo features, our always popular fencing and fighting will be more relaxed with opportunities for SCA warriors to meet with the public and share their knowledge. Our focus is interactive displays, so bring your finger-loop braiding, drop spindles, or scribal talents to share.
More info please check out http://socsen.sca.org/society-chatelaine/newcomer-resources-and-information/
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SCA
Welcome to the Society for Creative Anachronism; also known as the Society or the SCA. Prepare to step into a world of chivalry, art, and camaraderie – a world shared by over 100,000 others who seek the same dream you do. Armored knights are locked in combat on the list field, artisans under brightly-colored pavilions are painting illuminated manuscripts, and friends nearby put the finishing touches on their newest gowns, all with Renaissance music playing softly in the background.
What is the SCA? The SCA was incorporated in 1968 as a 501(c)3, not-for-profit educational organization. It is part of the “living history” movement, which means that SCA members have a “hands-on” approach to history, engaging in activities that help them to explore the culture, arts, and sciences of ages past. The SCA period encompasses pre-17th century Western Europe, with an emphasis on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
The SCA divides its Known World into geographic regions called Kingdoms. The Known World currently includes the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia and Africa. There are 18 Kingdoms, each with its own King and Queen chosen on the field of armored combat. Within each of the Kingdoms are local chapters known as cantons, shires, baronies, provinces, or principalities depending on their size and location. Texas and Oklahoma comprise the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
The most visible focus of many SCA events is our martial activities. Many SCA members recreate the armored chivalric combat of the High Middle Ages, wearing replica metal or leather armor, carrying shields and using rattan weapons that have the balance and handling properties but not the lethal effect of the originals. There are also those who strive to recreate Renaissance fencing techniques using various styles of rapiers and fencing equipment.
SCA fighting is not staged or choreographed. All fights are “live”;the outcome of a list or battle is never pre-determined. Combatants of all types follow a system of rules and extensive training that permit a realistic and energetic sport while maintaining a sterling safety record. Fighters are on their honor to call their blows, meaning they must admit whether the blow received would have wounded or incapacitated them had it been a “real” weapon.