"As much historical research as your brain can handle"

“This is a great hobby and it’s a family-friendly event. You do as much historical research as your brain can handle, and that really makes this interesting,” commented Sir Gemini at a recent SCA demonstration in Manteca, CA. Jason Campbell of the Manteca Bulletin has the story. (photo)

Research, family, competitiveness, camaraderie, and above all, honor were themes discussed at the demo in Northgate Park by members of the Barony of Fettburg, Kingdom of the West, who showcased their fighting and artistic skills for the public, and offered observations on their hobby to Campbell.

“Events like this and organizations like this bring back the sense of neighborhood, which is something that has kind of disappeared from society,” said Heather English about why she has been a member for over 20 years.