The Story of Margaret:
I first learned of the Society for Creative Anachronism in 2003, while attending the University of Florida in Gainesville. Growing up, I had always loved Renaissance & Medieval Fairs. My parents had taken me to the Sarasota Medieval Fair every year during middle school and high school. When I was old enough to drive, I dragged my friends to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa. Then, after I left home for college, I would go to the local Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville. One year, the local SCA group set up a pavilion and demo at Hoggetowne and I was thus introduced to the world of recreating Medieval life.
Despite my introduction to the SCA in 2003, I didn’t reach out to my local group for another ten years. Then, in 2013, after I had relocated to the Washington DC metro area, I found the Barony of Storvik in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
And that is where my story begins.