When interviewed by Donesha Aldridge of WHLT 22 television, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Gulf Wars Media Specialist Sheila Doughty and rapier fighter Theorn Rutyna spoke about the fun and comradery of the SCA. (video)
"I'm a computer engineer," said Rutyna. "When you work with electronics all day, the last thing you want to do is go home and stare at a computer screen." That's why he practices rapier combat three days a week and attends events such as Gulf Wars, according to Aldridge, who took up a sword for a little instruction. "My kid brother is a senior engineer for Nissan Subaru and kind of thinks I'm crazy," Rutyna said.