In October 2010, West Coast members of the SCA and others from around the Known World met to cross swords and trade tales at the Great Western War. Samantha Garrett of the Bakersfield College Renegade Rip visited the war and reports on what she learned. (photos)
Garrett spoke with several SCA members during the event, including Countess Albra (Kaythryn Wolters) of Ventura who remembered her reign. "It was one of the scariest and most intense moments of my life, but it was also very rewarding, and it will always stay with me," she said. "Everyone has an inner king or queen. You have to talk to the queen inside you."
The article concentrates on the martial aspects of the Society and includes photos.