he Kingdom of Drachenwald is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA), a not-for-profit educational organization which studies the period between 600-1599, which includes Viking Ages, Middle Ages and Renaissance period, by recreating the pastimes and crafts of the period. International in scope, our activities include tournaments, festivals, classes, feasts, and all manner of arts and sciences you would find in the culture of pre-1600s western Europe. The SCA is participatory. There are no spectators, and every person plays a part in the creating the atmosphere. For some, this means making an attempt at the proper clothing (we'll help you get started). For others, it means learning calligraphy, fencing, dancing, or whatever activities pique your interest. We hold "events" nearly every weekend. Some feature tournaments and feasts, while others specialize in learning more about particular crafts. The summer months often feature full weekends of activities concentrated around a camping event, often ending with bardic revelry around a campfire. The SCA has over 35 000 members all over the world; Europe, South Africa, New Zeeland, Australia and USA, and everyone plays about the same way, which means that it's easy to travel and meet new people all around the world. If this sounds like fun then you can join us. Or look for events and practices near you on the Kingdom Calendar. Come join us! You can always start by sending an email to the person we have appointed to take care of new members: She will help you find a local group near your place, and someone who can help you be introduce to the members in your area.