Guten Tag und Willkommen!
In the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), I am Emeludt Hänsler.
I am a member of the SCA, a historical reenactment group founded in 1966, that is dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th Century Europe.
My first actual experience in the SCA was in 1985 when I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and one of my "new" friends in my neighborhood was a part of the SCA. His parents never hid their "cool stuff" from us and they even did a demo at our school - it was awesome and it never left my mind. In 2005, I was was re-introduced to the SCA by a co-worker. After several months I attended my first meeting with the Canton of Attilium.
I assisted with my first demo with the Canton at the 2005 Raeford Turkey Festival. My first event was at the Celtic Cattle Raids in 2005. The event was a very positive experience... and I had great fun with my Canton by helping out with the "Leaky Udder Tavern" that we sponsored/ran at the event for a Canton fundraiser.
I haven't looked back since. Life has thrown me for some loops and I have not always been able to participate as much as I would have liked, but I always come back. Both my children and I enjoy the friendship and all the wonderful activities that the SCA has enriched our lives with.
My primary interest is 15th Century Germany, specifically, Southern Germany during the last the last quarter of the 15th Century.