Your Story: Malcolm Patterson from Dieu la Vault May 2006
How long have you been in the SCA?
I've been in the SCA since September 2005.
What was it that initially attracted you to the SCA?
The period theatre and the sense of community in and around my own age group. That was really cool.
What makes you come back for more?
It comes down to the fun and the learning. I'm learning a lot and having fun at the same time. I'm living my late twenties like I wish my early twenties were.
What are you learning about?
I'm learning about different medieval cultures and also how to make garb. I'm learning a lot about cultures in relation to theatre and cultures the characters come from.
Is there a particular period that you like to play in?
I'm interested in late period Swedish.
Have you got any clothing like that now?
No, it's just a thought at the moment but I also like the Viking jackets.
What’s your highest award?
AOA from King Stephen and Queen Mathilde and May Crown (2005). King Stephen joined the commedia sketch as King and halfway through gave me my AOA. It was pretty memorable.
Have you ever wayfared?
I've been to Rowany twice now.
How did you find it?
The first time was really good, the second time even better.
What made this festival better still?
I was more confident and comfortable with the group and felt like I could get more involved. I was also honoured to be asked to be a consort during festival next year.
And the question on everyone’s lips – Who?
The lovely Christine from the Barony of Ilthavn.