The "romantic and intoxicating" world of the SCA

"It's impossible to just sit and watch - the more you get involved, the more of the timeless skills you begin to appreciate and learn for yourself. You realize how amazing and self-sufficient people were in this period of history," said Michelle Wagner in an interview for an article by Dana Larsen for the Pilot-Tribune (Storm Lake, Iowa).

Larsen spoke to Wagner and other SCA members at the annual Fall Rush eventhosted by the Barony of Coeur d' Ennui at Iowa State University. She writes: "Their world is not all merriment, however. Members pride themselves on historical accuracy and work to research and recreate the crafts of a time lost in history. They are pleased when they get the opportunity to share or help educate young people - some members have in the past visited Storm Lake to offer demonstrations over Labor Day weekend."