[Ansteorra] Re: [Bryn-gwlad] Newcomers

Mark.S Harris mark.s.harris at motorola.com
Fri Feb 8 11:40:48 PST 2002

Monette Mueller wrote:

> I am one of the Newcomers of which you speak.
> My very first SCA event was this past weekend's
> Candlemas.  Friends, whom I had been involved in a
> project with, invited me when I mentioned an interest
> in the SCA.  I am so very glad that they did.

Welcome to the SCA, m'lady!

> It was all that I had hoped it would be, and more, and
> less.  It was a grand spectacle, full of life, color
> and pagentry.  It intrigued me about you all to no
> end.  However, I was surprised that you didn't have
> anyone to deal with newcomers.

Actually we do. I guess you and the current Chatelaine
just didn't make connections this past event. Sometimes
it is hard to tell who the newcomers are, especially if
they are in nice garb (clothing) that they've been loaned.

Since you've already picked a name, I assume you are
somewhat already familar with the SCA. However, you might
find some of the files in the NEWCOMERS section of my
Florilegium files to be useful such as:
4-newcomers-msg   (28K)  2/20/01    Comments directed at SCA newcomers.
courtesy-msg      (32K)  1/19/96    Courtesy guidelines in the SCA and
                                       Hand-kissing and bowing.
Feast-Basket-art   (7K) 10/18/00    "The Well-Tempered Feast Basket: a
guide for
                                       newcomers" by Lady Jehanne de
Getting-an-AoA-art (9K)  6/22/98    "How to Get an AoA" by Gunnora
How-to-Behave-art (12K)  6/10/01    "How to Behave in these Current
Middle Ages"
                                       by Lady Meliora Leuedai de
intro-books-msg   (36K)  6/ 8/99    Recommended books on the Middle Ages
SCA-courts-nc-msg (21K)  5/30/01    Comments and about SCA Courts for
SCA-intro-art     (20K)  2/21/00    "Life in the Current Middle Ages",
                                       An Introduction to the SCA.

My personal recommendation is to wait a few months to decide if you
want to stay in the SCA before paying dues to the national organisation.
I do, however, recommend getting a subscription to the local newsletter,
the "It Cometh" as that will tell you when meetings are and what local
craft guilds we have and when they will be meeting.

For more on why paying dues and becoming a regular member is a good
idea, take a look at this file:
Y-Join-th-SCA-art (10K)  2/ 5/02    "Why You Should Join SCA, Inc.?"
                                       by Meg Baron.
 (However, this file is new and I'm not sure if it is on the website,
If it isn't, I should have it there in the next week or so).

After you looked at the files in this section, there are over 1400 other
files on a wide variety of SCA and period subjects. Perhaps some of
those might also be of interest.

The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org

> If there are some events/meetings in support of Gulf
> War in which I can participate and/or assist in
> preparation please do let me know.  I am very pleased
> to have found this community and hope to have a long
> and strong relationship with it.

This is a wonderful way to get involved, as are the various guild

> Emeline de Neville
> Mundanely known as Monette Mueller

Please feel free to send me email or talk to me at a meeting if
you have additional questions.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at texas.net

PS: I'm going to cross-post this to the Ansteorra list as there
may be some folks there that might also be interested in some of
this info.

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