We are the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) shire that covers all of central South Dakota. The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, you can experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills — calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework (to name just a few) — within an all-ages social group. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn new skills. Find out more at http://welcome.sca.org.
Regular Public meetings
There are meetings every 2nd and 4th Thursday in Pierre. The meetings are a time to hangout, work on projects and practice skills. FREE and open to the Public.
If you have questions you can contact Dawson Lewis, who is also known as Ealdred of Malmesbury at EaldredSCA AT aol.com or 605-222-9530.
Northshield Rapier Academy / Provost Challenge.
April 23rd in Mitchell. Go here for details.
Western Regional Fighter Practice
Saturday, April 30th 10am – 5:00pm, St. Peter & St. Paul church in Pierre.
What is the SCA like?
What to get some other views of the SCA? Here are some great articles that will give you a glimpse into the best of what the SCA can offer.
Check out this article at Gamer-XP written by an SCA member it will help you get the proverbial “big picture”.
This blog article was written by someone who is not an SCA member. It captures the magic of a day at an SCA event.
A 5 minute article from NBC news about Pennsic in 2012.
Finally, here is a wonderful and long article about Pennsic – the largest of all SCA events. Pennsic is the Superbowl, Lollapalooza, Burning Man and State Fair of the SCA all rolled into one glorious two week package.