The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a not-for-profit educational organization devoted to the study of pre-seventeenth century culture. It concentrates in the European Middle Ages, Renaissance, and members work to recreate the arts and skills of this era. Some members study the Middle East and explore the interaction between Europe and Asia during the period under study. An “anachronism” is something that is out of it’s proper time frame. The SCA was incorporated in 1968, but recognizes a tournament held in Berkeley, California on May 1, 1966 as it’s founding date.
Geographically the SCA covers the world with the majority of its members living in the United States and Canada. There are 20 kingdoms, each with it’s own King and Queen chosen in the field of combat.