|What is the SCA?
|The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a non-profit
educational organization devoted the the study of pre-seventeenth century Western culture.
It concentrates on the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, and members work to recreate
the arts and skills of this era. Some members study the Middle East and explore the
interaction between Europe and Asia during the period under study. The SCA was
incorporated in 1968, but recognizes a tournament held in Berkeley, California on May 1,
1966 as its founding date.
is something that is out of its proper time frame. "Creative Anachronism" takes
the best qualities of the Middle Ages and selectively re-creates them in the modern world.
Geographically, the SCA covers the globe, with the majority of its members living in the
United States or Canada. There are 19 kingdoms, each with its own King and Queen chosen on
the field of combat. You are a subject of a kingdom by virtue of where you live for the
majority of the year. Your membership is with the Society, not with any particular local
group. If you have any questions, contact the person who is listed as Seneschal of your
kingdom. Their names appear in Tournaments Illuminated and in each kingdom newsletter.
Below are is a list of the kingdoms in the known world of the SCA.
Ordered (roughly) from west to east, and north to south.
Australia and New Zealand; parts of Antarctica
CANADA: Ontario (except for Essex County, and Northwestern Ontario
around Thunder Bay.)
USA: Oregon, Washington, the northern tip of Idaho
CANADA: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, and the
USA: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Scott County in Iowa,
Kentucky (except the southwest counties).
CANADA: Essex County and Windsor in Ontario.
|The West Kingdom
USA: Northern California, Nevada and Alaska;
ASIA: Japan, Korea and Pacific Rim
USA: Mississippi, Louisiana, most of Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee
USA: Southern California, Greater Las Vegas Area, and Hawaii
USA: Alabama, almost all of Georgia, a bit of the panhandle of
Florida, most of Tennessee, and parts of southern Kentucky (Allen, Barren, Calloway,
Logan, Simpson, and Warren counties).
USA: Montana, southern Idaho, most of Utah, and western Colorado and
USA: Majority of Florida; lays claim to Panama.
USA: central/western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West
USA: New Mexico, most of Colorado, parts of Nebraska; Cheyenne,
Wyoming, and El Paso & Hudspeth counties in Texas.
USA: Maryland, District of Columbia, North and South Carolina,
Virginia, Augusta, Georgia.
USA: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan.
CANADA: Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario
USA: eastern Pennsylvania, eastern New York, Delaware, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine.
CANADA: Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
USA: Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Northern Arkansas.
Europe, Africa, Middle East
USA: Oklahoma, most of Texas.