[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Wed Nov 3 18:42:28 PDT 2010

On Wed, 3 Nov 2010, HerrDetlef <herrdetlef at gmail.com> wrote:
> The fact that we call our game the Society for CREATIVE Anachronism
> and not the Society for RECREATIVE Anachronism says a lot to me.

Marion Zimmer Bradley was at the parks department applying for the use
of a park for the sequel to a rather successful medieval-themed party
of May 1, 1966.  The form had a line for the name of the group.
She came up with "the Society for Creative Anachronism".

I think it an error to try to ascribe too much significance to a snap
decision made by one person, especially when (I think) she had no
notion that there would even BE an actual organization, which was
unilaterally imposed later.

Danel de Lyncoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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