Getting Started

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international, not-for-profit, educational society celebrating pre-17th century history.

The SCA is dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world.

Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our "royalty" hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group.

If you are thinking "This sounds cool, lets check it out!" Then this is what you do:

First - Find out what groups are in your area. If it's our group here in Kansas City, that's excellent! But if you don't live nearby there are tons of other Shires in the area. Find your local group by clicking here.

Next - Drop into a local Populace Meeting or Fighter Practice. Find out what it's about. Introduce yourself to our Chatelaine, they can help explain more about the SCA and what activities are currently going on. They can also help you understand what you need to come to your first event.

Finally - Get to know people. The SCA tends to attract a wonderful variety of dynamic personalities. Have fun and come socialize.

For more information see the SCA Interactive Demo