Welcome to Wiesenfeuer!
You may have heard about us from a friend, found us on a web search, saw our displays and demos at the Norman Medieval Fair or any number of local events or schools. Regardless of how you have found us we’re glad you did. Wiesenfeuer is a part of a very unique organization called the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). It’s an international organization dedicated to the researching and recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. The “arts and skills” of Europe (and any people that Europeans had contact with) are far reaching in scope and depth. Arts include everything from making soap or butter to making a catapult or a full set of armor. It includes singing, dancing, calligraphy, weaving, storytelling, playing musical instruments, woodworking.... the list goes on. Anything that was made or done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance is fair game. Skills would include fighting, fencing, archery, thrown weapons, and all manner of games and talents played and practiced in six hundred years of history.

This is not your dry, sit in class and listen history we’re talking about here. It’s roll up your sleeves and dive right in hands on history. Hit your (armored) friends with rattan sticks as hard as you can. Fence like a musketeer or a pirate for honor or booty. Send your cedar shaft (or fiberglass for combat) speeding to hit your target with deadly accuracy like Robin Hood of yore. If you are not into combat or weapons, there is still a great many other things to be done. Learn any number of arts and crafts from people that have developed skills and techniques for making or doing things the way they were centuries ago. Perform fine arts and participate in group competitions. There is literally so much to do and learn that you could spend all your time and never even put a dent in it.

Beyond all the competitions and projects, the royalty and ceremonies, the SCA is at its heart all about having fun. Sure, we do like people to make an effort to play the part, but it’s not all about dressing up and recreating history. The Society is a great place to meet people with similar interests and make new friends. I have friends all over the country now that I met in the SCA. No matter where you go in the United States or many other countries you can find a local group. So come out to one of our events, go to one of our meetings, or contact our Hospitaler or any other officer for more information. And once again, welcome to Wiesenfeuer!

~~Online information for newcomers and those interested in the SCA~~

If you would like to know more about the SCA in general, please visit SCA.org

If you would like to know more about the Kingdom of Ansteorra (Oklahoma and most of Texas) please visit Ansteorra.org

Want to know more about the different types of awards presented in the Kingdom and in the Barony? Click here!

Interested in learning more? Contact our Hospitaler! Their information can be found on the officers page! and they will be happy to answer questions or help you prepare for your first event!

You can also join our mailing list Wiesenfeuer@lists.Ansteorra.org by clicking here.

Words from Their Excellencies

So there was a demo a few weeks ago in Weatherford, OK hosted by our Canton of Haldtre and SWOSU and it was Absolutely Fantastic!  HE Valia and I would like to thank everyone who came out to the 2nd Annual SWOSU Medieval Arts and Crafts and helped.  You all rocked it! There were groups inside of folks working with leather, making glass beads, learning calligraphy and illumination, silk banners and black work embroidery to name a few. Outside there was more fun going on with chivalric fighting, blacksmithing and period games.  The university faculty was impressed and would love to see us again next year! We might even have a few teaching opportunities throughout the year at SWOSU, stay tuned for more...  Haldtre folks did a great job with getting everything organized and worked great with the SWOSU staff.  Haldtre had 4 new fighters at their fighter practice after the demo and the youth fighters in OKC had a family from the demo show up at a Wednesday night practice!  Expect more new folks out in the western parts of the Barony as the university and Haldtre start working closer together. And again to everyone the fighters, artisans and support, Thank you!

Gulf Wars is just few days away!  I am proud to announce that the Barony of Wiesenfeuer had a grand total of 19 people pre-register for Gulf War.  For those who’ve registered make sure you have talked to our Gulf War land-o-crat HE Aldric before you go.  First timers to the War, pack for all weather conditions because it can all happen in a week.  Remember if you want to volunteer for anything at Gulf War that you sign up for it so you can earn some cash for your group.  You can choose to sign up with Wiesenfeuer or your Canton.

Norman’s Med-Faire is coming up soon as well, this is one of our main recruiting demos and we love to have as many folks there as possible.  Remember, Med-Faire is a three day demo, if you cannot make it all three days that is fine.  Come out for a few hours, be artsy or fight, walk the ropes meet new folks and visit with friends.  Then you can go Shopping!

Red Plains Baronial is fast approaching, ask now what you can do for your Barony and avoid the rush!  The event will be at Foss Lake on Easter weekend, plenty of camping available for tents and RVs alike with both water and electricity. Stays tuned for more information and join the Facebook event page (Red Plains Baronial of Wiesenfeuer and Eldern Hills) to find out more details.

Events coming up in March:

March 10-19 Gulf Wars Lumberton, MS

March 24-25 Commanders Crucible in Hellsgate

Remember as the warmer weather come in keep yourself hydrated!  

Dee and Valia

Baronesses of Wiesenfeuer
Ladies of Haldtre and Myrgenfeld