The SCA is not welcoming to new people any longer. They simply aren't. I was told by an autocrat at an event that people would approach me in one to two events if I stuck around. And that they were tired of wasting the effort on people who might or might not be there for the long haul. Excuse me? What on earth would make a new person come back with that as a greeting?
At the last 12th Night I attended, everyone but a specific household was kicked out of open court so they could have a 'special meeting'.
I have never been an authentist but I am one of those people who likes the 'Middle Ages the Way they Ought To Have Been' line. I am tired of their royal majesties holding keggers on the field after a tourney. That is not my SCA.
And, that this is even a debate, much less a pipe dream, offends me to my core.
I'm not sure my SCA exists anymore.