Ansteorra has cancelled all in-person activities through January 31, 2022
Activities may resume on February 1st, 2022 under the restrictions linked below:

The health and safety of our members and participants is important to us.
Before you hold or attend an in-person SCA activity in Ansteorra, read the Meeting and Event Rules under COVID.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an organization dedicated to the recreation and reenactment of pre 17th century cultures. Our mission is to recreate history as it should have been — similar to a live action roleplay, or LARP. The SCA hosts weekly practices, gatherings, and classes, and even has large scale, immersive events on the weekends where participants can test their combat skills, participate in a bardic circle, and much much more!

The Kingdom of Ansteorra encompasses all of Oklahoma and all of Texas, excluding El Paso.
Interested in learning more? Contact your local group to get started!

Welcome to Ansteorra!
Make your Medieval Dreams come alive!

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a reenactment and roleplaying community dedicated to learning about and recreating pre 17th century history.  We spend our weekends living in a shared world where chivalry, honor, and the pageantry of royalty are real things you can see and touch and experience for yourself.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra is a regional group within the SCA that includes Texas (except El Paso) and Oklahoma. We are led by a Crown and Consort who have achieved those titles through their own merit as well as a group of officers who help keep things running smoothly.

Our activities include medieval combat, archery, dancing, singing, cooking, sewing, and anything else you can think of! If it was done before 1600, there is a place for it here. If this sounds like a place you might want to be, come and check us out.

You can get involved in Ansteorra by reaching out to your local group and attending local activities during the week, engaging online, or by attending events on the weekends. We can’t wait to meet you at a practice or event!

As Shakespeare wrote, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

You can become nobility, a knight, an artisan, and even the reigning monarch of the land! Join us and discover where your path leads!

The SCA is expressly welcoming to all people of any race, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Ansteorra expects all participants to follow the SCA’s rules for Conduct and Behavior in the SCA.

Below are some real member interviews to give you an idea of who we are as players in the SCA and the journeys we have taken:

“But when I talk about the real friendships in my battle family, the close knit group around me that trains together, fights together, crafts together, drinks together, helps each other outside the SCA and forms real bonds, that’s something of real world value that most people don’t have.”

Wulfgard Martel of Northkeep
Less than ~2 years

Read more about Wulfgard…

“It signifies one’s investment into The Dream, to see it continue to grow and to flourish. To protect it from losing any of the significance it has come to mean to so many different people throughout the years the SCA has been in existence.”

Magdalena Cortez
~2 to 8 years

Read more about Magdalena…

“When you join the SCA, remember that you’re joining a group in order to have fun within the ideals of the Current Middle Ages – emphasis on the fun. You will find that you are among a tribe of like-minded people.”

Abd al-Mahdi Jamal ibn Hakim
More than 10 years

Read more about Mahdi…

We Create

Clothing, jewelry, art objects, utensils, furniture, foodstuffs, music, dancing, games, and other components of pre-1600 cultures provide the backdrop that makes the SCA dream come to life. If it was made or studied in the middle ages or Renaissance, the odds are very good that someone in the SCA can teach you how to re-create it. There are ample opportunities to display the fruits of your creative labors, as well, both in your own camp and at events organized specially for that purpose.

Arts and Sciences

We Fight

From single combat in formal or informal tournament settings all the way to huge melees hosting hundreds of warriors on a side, with a wide variety of single and double-handed weapons, shields, bows, and siege engines, the SCA can satisfy just about any combat craving you may have. You may find yourself sprinting across open fields, crashing through the woods, assaulting heavily-defended towns, pushing and bludgeoning a path over bridges, leaping and dodging your way through tavern brawls, and even navigating narrow gangplanks at speed in (simulated) ship-to-ship battles.

You will discover how to design and build your own shields and weapons and have the opportunity to learn the armorer’s craft. Safety rules help make sure warriors in the SCA go home hale and hearty. The battles and wars here have no enemies, only friends. Our blows are never struck in anger, but in the spirit of friendly competition.

Archery & Missile Weapons
Armored Combat
Rapier Combat
Youth Combat
Kingdom Earl Marshal

We Serve

If making things come together is your passion, the SCA has you covered. From assistant to a local officer all the way up to senior executive corporate positions, the SCA’s administrative infrastructure is an ideal place to gain experience in the day-to-day operations of an educational nonprofit organization. There are dozens of events held almost every weekend of the year worldwide, each of which requires a team of dedicated volunteers. As part of our nonprofit educational mandate, the SCA also puts on many different demonstrations of medieval and Renaissance life for local schools and other educational organizations.

Volunteer work not only reaps great immediate rewards, it forges friendships that can last a lifetime. Occasional helper or lifelong dedication to serving, the SCA has a place for you.

Seneschal (Business)
Exchequer (Finance)
Hospitaler (Newcomers)
Webminsiter Operations (Websites)

Get involved in Ansteorra

Find Your Local Group

Visit our groups page and enter your zip code to find the group nearest you, get a link to their website, and more!

Attend an Event!

The SCA hosts immersive events throughout the year. Check our event calendar for details!

Ansteorra Newcomer Portal

This is our Kingdom’s site for assisting newcomers; it is run by an office called the Hospitaler who is in charge of assisting and educating all those new or returning to the SCA.

Learn more about the SCA

SCA Newcomer’s Portal

The SCA portal is a great place to get more information on what the SCA is all about and figure out where your interests may lie.

SCA Newcomer Resources

This link provides many excellent articles and advice on how to get started with various items such as creating your first piece of clothing to understanding SCA specific words and jargon.

Youth in the SCA

Find information on how to get children involved in the SCA.

The SCA is expressly welcoming to all people of any race, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Ansteorra expects all participants to follow the SCA’s rules for Conduct and Behavior in the SCA.

Paid membership in the SCA is not required for you to attend SCA activities, but there are still benefits!

Become a Member Today!

Benefits of Membership

  • Discounts on event admissions
  • Ability to hold official positions in the Society
  • Voting privileges in your local group – the membership rolls are used when determining to whom to send pollings on group matters.
  • Membership card – by signing the waiver on the membership application, you can speed your check-in at events by presenting your card instead of signing waivers at the door.
  • SCA Publications – Sustaining/International members receive their kingdom’s newsletter. They can also purchase Tournaments Illuminated (the quarterly magazine of the Society), the Compleat Anachronist monograph series, and the Board of Directors’ Proceedings (Minutes).

Read more about Membership at

Become a Member Today!

The SCA is expressly welcoming to all people of any race, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Ansteorra expects all participants to follow the SCA’s rules for Conduct and Behavior in the SCA.