Do you prefer Renaissance faires or SCA events?

United States
May 19, 2009 10:13pm CST
I have never been to a renaissance faire, but it seems like it'd be a lot of fun. I have been to a few SCA events and I had a great time. As far as I know the difference between the 2 is that the SCA is a non profit organization where as ren-faires are for profit. I'm wondering if that's accurate, if not what the differences are, and which one you prefer and why?
1 response
17 Feb 10
Definitely SCA events. Ren Faires are there to make money, SCAdian events are there to have fun. I don't go to watch a show and have people try to part me from my hard earned money, I go to have fun. Its also nicer that at an SCA event, people are being THEIR interpretation of a medieval person, rather than trying to BE a real medieval person (i.e. Queen Elizabeth), and if you are working at a Ren Faire you can PLAY a royal person, in the SCA, you have the opportunity to BE a royal person (my b/f and I compete in Crown Tournaments every year, which means that if we win, we will be King and Queen, not just playing one... understand the difference?)