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    Monday, July 30th, 2007
    9:43 pm
    New LiveJournal Community
    [[My apologies to those who see this more than once; it's been cross-posted to a handful of communities to get the most and best bandwidth....]]

    A new community have been created for those members of the Society for Creative Anachronism who have Near Eastern, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern personas:


    This community is here for you all to share where you are at with your SCA journey...whether that's in your persona development, garb making skills, or dance training. No topic is long as what you are talking about deals with the Near East, Middle East, or Far East.

    Are you wanting to get help translating some text you've found? Need help interpreting that miniature you've been staring at for weeks? Wondering what dance technique works for everyone else? Found something really cool on E-Bay you need to share? These are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of what this community is here for.

    So...don't hesitate! Spread the word, join in, and start talking and sharing!!!

    Current Mood: giggly
    Friday, May 4th, 2007
    8:07 am
    Iron Bog Event Notice - Merchanting
    East Kingdom's Barony of Iron Bog's Bawdy Tavern Event is coming up June 1st-3rd in Williamstown, NJ!

    I am responsible for the merchanting at this event. If you are interested or know a vendor who is interested, please contact me here or at alannariva at

    Thanks in advance and hope to see some of you there!

    Catylyn inghen Bressal

    *cross-posted everywhere I can find!
    Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
    10:09 pm
    Greeting! I figured I'd finally make my introduction since I've been a lurker on here for several months now. Wow, where is everyone? There are 67 people in this who need to post more often. ;)

    I'm Chrysta, a member of the SCA, though I've only been able to attend Pennsic, as it's my hometown War. ♥ Yay Æthelmearc and Sunderoak! Hehe.

    Anyhow! My Pennsic persona is a 'gypsy,' so I discovered this community when searching for resources. So, pretty much, I'm just finally saying hello! :)

    And for reference, if anyone is interested, the past month's (issue # 47) issue of the magazine, "Renaissance," had a wonderful collection of stories on the Rom. Information for that can be found here... ...if anyone wants to check it out.

    Current Mood: bouncy
    Sunday, April 30th, 2006
    12:15 pm
    KU Renn Faire

    I will of course be there doing tarot readings and such,
    Thursday, July 7th, 2005
    1:26 pm
    My appologies for not being around the past while, things have been quite hectic for me mundanely. Hopefully I will be around more now that I have spare time and the internet. I am on my laptop now, as my desktop is still packed away somewhere else, so I don't have a lot of the information I had available, though I do still know many of the good links, or remember how to find them!
    I would like to thank everyone in the group who has been helpful to newcomers while I was gone! And if you are new, please feel free to post any questions you might have reguarding gypsies in the SCA or in any other rp groups! As long as it pertains to gypsies in general, I don't mind!


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    Friday, July 1st, 2005
    4:55 pm
    I have a question
    My persona is a late 15th cent. Hungarian (the land is now owned by Romania) Rom. bard. Yeah, I know: a mouthful. At any rate, while I can find stories from the area that I was supposed to have lived in, I can not find anything from a reliable source in either website or book form about the clothing people wore then. I assume it would be something Turkish-looking, as Turkey owned that part of Hungary (in Transylvanian and Carpathian Mtns. crescent) off and on about the time of the reign of the feller that was commonly known as Vlad the Impaler (Vlad III, I believe. 1470 something). I wanted to get to the Hungarian embassy in D.C., but just did not seem to be able to find the time to do it. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas for where I can go to find period costumes for that specific place and time?

    Thanks for any help you could provide,
    Palfi Jozsa (call me Jozsa)
    6:05 am
    I just wanted to say Hi. :)

    My husband has a romani persona and I have a poshrat persona and its nice to see others with the same. I used to be on the yahoo SCA-Romany group but forgot about it after a while, curse college for getting in the way!

    Anyway, we are in South Downs, Meridies.

    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
    3:09 pm
    Hey everyone, if this post isn't acceptable I humbly apologize and please delete it.

    My boyfriend is really involved in Amtgard (which I know isn't exactly like the SCA but it's a lot like it) and he's a part of a Gypsy clan called "Panurple". He's asked me to make a website for them, and he wants it to be, of course, Gypsy themed but I'm having some trouble finding ideas for real Gypsy style. Patterns, fonts, etc.

    I don't really want to trust whatever I find on random google searches, so I thought it'd be best to ask people who probably put a little more thought into the accuracy of this kinda stuff.

    So, if anyone has examples of gyspy style they'd like to show me, I'd appreciate it so much.

    If anyone would like to preview what I have so far, here's a link

    I'm hoping to replace the dark gray areas with a gypsy pattern.
    Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
    8:48 pm
    help please
    anyne know of any romani tales that i can tell while im sitting around the campfire surrounded by my LARP gypsy family in the woods?
    Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
    12:08 pm
    Monday, April 15th, 2002
    12:02 pm
    I came across this community while a couple of us were looking for 'Gypsies' on LJ. I'm in the UK where the SCA is tiny and we don't have Renfaires but I am interested in the way people create characters and personae (I was a historical re-enactor for 15 years).

    I'm particularly interested in 'why' people choose to portray Romani characters. There are no right or wrong answers - I'm genuinely interested and appreciative of anyone who puts the time/effort/work/money/research into being authentic and respectful.

    Maybe if I ask a few questions for people to answer it would help - I'd really appreciate it. I've put the questions under this cutCollapse )

    This might even get me to pull my finger out and post some mini-articles on here like my ggggg-grandmother's recipe for almond gingerbread (yummy) or how to make an autentic skirt...

    Current Mood: creative
    Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
    4:03 pm
    Ello everyone! I've been in the SCA for 4 years now, and my persona is leaning twards Romani, Roma, gypsy, etc... So, I'm trying to figure out what type of garb is appropriate and all that. If you guys could give me some tips that'd be great. I've found some pictures of gypsies online, but nothing too helpful. If there are some books I could read or something, please let me know. Thanks!
    ps--my SCA name is Desdemona, and I'm a 24 year old living near Baltimore, MD.
    Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
    6:35 pm
    once i actually figure out how to post pictures i will i have some of just me in my Romani garb, and others with my entire romani family, which in many ways feels ooooooh so much like a real family.
    Monday, March 28th, 2005
    5:56 pm

    Greetings everyone ~

    Hi, my name is Ali. I am 20 years old and live north of Detroit, Michigan. I am new to all this, I haven't even officially joined SCA yet. I plan on it this summer. I have so much going on, and with moving I haven't had the money or time. I have been searching the official site for ideas, and I am glad I stumbled across this community! Do you have a site I can lok at for names and things like that? I would love to talk people on here. Any advice? Thanks in advance, see you all around.


    Current Mood: sleepy
    Sunday, March 27th, 2005
    11:29 am
    greetings all i was looking around for more info on the romani and i found your guys. So far loving what i see. i play the Kapo(head-chief) of a gypsy family in a LARP in michigan. i am always trying to find out more info, traditions, recipes, custuming ideas to make sure that i and my family all portray true romani.
    Monday, March 21st, 2005
    12:20 am
    hello all! im new and still not to sure what my persona will be. im thinking something irish, or gypsy, or both if possible(period). anyway, just letting you know im here. this is fabulos, so much SAC stuff on LJ, its awsome! thanks ~sibeal~(or dreminwolf)

    Current Mood: excited
    Sunday, December 19th, 2004
    8:53 pm
    kushto bok
    kushto bok.
    Friday, December 10th, 2004
    1:47 am
    Very interested in gypsies
    Hi, I'm from Russia and I really. really love the gypsies. The main thing is that I don't have parents (I know who and where they are but I don't anything about my relatives) but I do think someone was a roma. I always loved romas and always wanted to be one of them. You see, the attitude here in Moscow, Russia, where I live now, is truly negative. I was glad to find this community, and I hope some of you could help me to make connections with Russian Romas.
    Thursday, October 28th, 2004
    4:07 pm
    New to the List
    Oh My!!! I was tickled when I found this community. Man, they really do think of everything here on LJ. Anyhoo….

    I participate in SCA on the West Coast in the West Kingdom of Cynagua. My household has had a big influx of gypsy personas (to my delight!) and we are interested in getting a little more “authentic” with our personas.

    I just want to say hello and that I will enjoy reading up on these things that you post. This is amazing that there is a community like this!!!

    Current Mood: excited
    Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
    8:14 am
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