Unlike a Renaissance Fair, SCA activities are not just something you come to watch, they are something you actively do. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, the odds are high that someone in the SCA is recreating it!
The SCA hosts regular local activities and guild meetings for its participants to enjoy. Activities are led by the local officers, who will be able to assist you in getting involved depending on your interests.
Additionally, the Barony of Bjornsborg (SCA – San Antonio) hosts events, which are the major activities in the SCA. Events take place practically every weekend of the year, including coronations, masked balls, symposiums, tournaments, interkingdom wars, and more. Activities at events can include fighting, fencing, archery, art competitions, classes and workshops, youth activities, feasts, and a noble’s court. Newcomers will have access to “Loaner Garb” / period clothing for the day. Please contact the Hospitaler for more information pertaining to Loaner Garb!
SCA membership is not required for participation in local activities, however, you may be required to sign safety waivers depending on the activities you choose to engage in. Events typically require an entrance fee (prices can be located on the specific event pages), and paid members do receive small discounts.
Participants create “personas” from a pre-seventeenth century time period. Participants can have as many personas as they wish, and their clothing is not limited to their persona’s “time period”. The depth of persona is dependent on the individual, but will eventually require (at minimum) a pre-17th century name. There is no time limit for name selection, but be warned: if you take too long, you may earn a nickname of your new local friends’ choosing!
Many people go by “real first name” of “name of SCA group” for a time, while they are working out what name they’d like to adopt.
Please, enjoy our site and do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in participating!
“Jeg er Bjørnen. Bjørnen er Meg.”
This is The Barony of Bjornsborg’s local rally cry, it means “I am the Bear. The Bear is Me.”!
When someone exclaims: “Jeg er Bjørnen”, Bjornsborgers respond with: “Bjørnen er Meg!”. This indicates our support for one another and enforces that we are all a part of the same tribe.
Typically, this call is initiated as recognition for a person’s (or group of persons’) contributions / efforts within the Society for Creative Anachronism.
The Baron and Baroness are the local figureheads responsible for encouraging participation and upholding the traditions of the Barony of Bjornsborg and Society for Creative Anachronism.