Newcomers' Information

Information specifically aimed at newcomers to the SCA or other medievalist organizations.

The art of SCA naming

One for the most challenging tasks of a newcomer in the Society for Creative Anachronism is choosing an SCA name, one that will satisfy both the user and the heralds whose job it is to register it. In a recent article for the blog Wulfhere's Devices, Wulfhere of Eofeshamme of Calontir shares advice for new members on how to choose a good name.

Newcomers' Portal announced

The Society would like to announce the launch of our new Online Newcomers' Portal! This interactive, media-rich website will provide an engaging new way for those discovering our organization to learn more about us, get excited about what we do, and get in touch with local branches.

[WES] Southern Shores Newcomers Event

Greetings!!! Come join us for our annual Newcomers event at Memorial Park in Cupertino. In addition to our 1st year, 2nd year, and open tournaments, we will also have numerous classes as well as a Rapier tournament.

[EAS] Novice Schola/Baronial Birthday

New to the SCA? Far-away friends tell you about the SCA and you are wondering what they are so excited about? Long-time SCA member wanting to learn something new? This is the event for you!

[LOC] St Aldhelm's Newcomers' Feast

The College of St Aldhelm invites the populace of the Kingdom of Lochac to join us at our annual Newcomers' Feast and Tourney, welcoming new members to our College. To give them a taste of some of the activities on offer in the SCA, the event will include fencing, heavy fighting, dancing, singing, board games and a play, in addition to the feast itself.

[WES] Northern Wolf Prize Tournament and Collegium

The Shire of Wolfscairn invites one and all to the Northern Wolf Prize Tournament and Collegium, held in the beautiful Shire of Wolfscairn at Finley Park. The date to remember is Saturday, February 23, 2013.

[ATL] Ymir XXXVIII

Their Excellencies Callixtus and Adriana and the Barony of Windmasters' Hill invite you to join us at Betsy Jeff Penn 4H Center in Reidsville, NC the weekend of February 15-17, 2013.

[WES] Newcomers' Feast

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod invites one and all to attend the Newcomers' Feast: "A Simple meal in Medieval England."  Savor the flavors of fish days, flesh days, and sweets. Activities include: classes, an exhibition of rapier combat, with entertainment during the feast. 

[ATL] Flight of the Falcon

What is an event for a newcomer that isn’t just for newcomers? This is! Please join us especially if you are in that middle spot - you aren't quite a newcomer anymore, but certainly don't feel like a veteran SCAdian yet. This is the perfect event for you.

Known World Novice Tourney - Pennsic 41

Once again, I will be hosting the Known World Novice Tourney on behalf of my late husband Count Sarnac Ba'adur. It was his baby and he requested I ensure it happen every year.

[NOR] Novices, Neophytes and Knaves III

Welcome to Novices, Neophytes and Knaves III! THE event to attend for all those new to the SCA!

Newcomer classes at Pennsic 41

Lady Alison Wodehalle, East Kingdom Chatelaine, reports that the Kingdom will sponsor a series of classes targeted for newer SCA members at the upcoming Pennsic War.

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

Please join the good gentles of Bordescros in promoting the many and varied activities of the SCA to Newcomers in the Shire. Heavy tourney commences at 3pm followed by A&S activities, pot-luck feast and entertainments.

[ATL] Novice and Unbelt Tourney

The cold, dark months of winter have hidden away our fighters as they practice and hone their skills, waiting for the bright light and warmth of spring.  Come, and join us in welcoming our novice Heavy Fighters to the list fields! 

[ART] Newcomer's Event

We invite you to come join The Barony of Arn Hold as we welcome newcomers to an event geared toward learning about the SCA. Don't think this is JUST for newcomers! We are sure ANYONE from our newest member to the "old hats" can find something new to learn about the Society.

[WES] Fool's Tourney

Please join the Barony of Rivenoak for our annual Fool's Tourney, Sunday, April 15, 2012 at One Mile (in Bidwell Park) in Chico. 

[WES] Newcomer's & Warlord's Tourney Day

Greetings to the Populace of the West from the Misty Lands of its Southern Shores! We would like to invite all gentle folk to come share our company and/or demonstrate their fighting prowess at this year's Newcomer's and Warlord's Prize Tourney!!

[EAS] Novice Schola

The Barony of Bergental welcomes all, novice and experts alike.  Come and learn or share your knowledge by way of teaching!  This event is open to all who wish to learn of things medieval. 

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

A feast to welcome the Newcomers to the Colleges of Saint Basil the Great and Saint Lazarus. Come and experience the food and festivities of the Medieval and Renaissance era.

[NOR] Novices, Neophytes, and Knaves

Novices, Neophytes & Knaves – 10*

(*The Binary Edition)

A collegium for those new to an area of study, or for those new to the SCA

 10-01-11 from 9am to 7pm-ish

[OUT] Peacock Reverie: A Newcomers Event

The Barony of Unser Hafen invites the people of the Outlands to Peacock Reverie; A Newcomer Event. Games, tournaments and classes are planned for the day, including a classes taught by Their Majesties! This is a day of celebration to welcome new players to the Society, Kingdom and Barony.

Video project features "A Day in the SCA"

 "The SCA is about creativity, expression, education and community," Veronica Lacquement, known in the SCA as Domina Anastasia, explains in a new online video. Keith Shuman directed the seven-minute "A Day in the SCA" as his final project in a video production class at Portland Community College.

A Pennsic how-to for electric medical devices

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has written an article explaining how to keep your CPAP machine or other electrical neccessities running at Pennsic.

[MID] Chrystal Chamfron VI

Come enjoy Crystal Chamfron's sixth year in a relaxed atmosphere on the fields beside a reproduction of Lewis & Clark’s Camp DuBois stockade fort. 

[ATL] Drums of War

As Pennsic and War of the Wings approach, now is the time for the mighty warriors of Atlantia to sharpen their skills with blade and arrow. On the fields of Elchenburg Castle, melees of grand proportion in both heavy and rapier will offer opportunities for both practice and authorizations.

[NOR] Northshield Officers' Day and Newcomer Seminar

Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr Presents: Kingdom of Northshield Officers' Day and Newcomer Seminar

[WES] Rivenoak's Fool's / Newcomer's Tourney

The Barony of Rivenoak wishes to invite all to join us for a day full of fun and adventure in our majestic Bidwell Park. The King and Queen of Misrule will be divined through Rivenoak’s arcane art of Divination by Cupcake. 

[MID] Dragonfest: A Newcomers' Event

Whether you've just heard of the SCA, you’re a brand new member, or you’ve been a member for a few years but still have many questions, this event is for you. Come join us for a day of learning what the SCA can offer you – from the arts and sciences to combat to what’s happening in court – even how to eat a feast.

[ATL] Ymir XXXVI

Their Excellencies Girard and Guenievre and the Barony of Windmasters' Hill invite you to join us the weekend of February 18-20, 2011 for Ymir XXXVI at the Betsy Jeff Penn 4H Center in Reidsville, NC. 

[GLE] Newbie Collegium 2011

Rumors of illness have begun to spread throughout the fair Kingdom of Gleann Abhann -- whispers of a plague most foul. The Shire of Lagerdamm offers sanctuary from this rumored plague to all good gentles who seek it, as well as an invitation to join us for this next Newbie Collegium 2011.