Index : Welcome to the Shire | SCA Overview | Officers | Getting Info

Getting Involved
The Necessities
Your First Event
Beyond the Basics
Pennsic Guide

Getting Information from the Shire

As a newcomer to the shire, the best way for you to get information on a regular basis is to sign up for some of the following communication resources.

The Electronic Mailing List

The Shire maintains an electronic mailing list which tends to be one of our main sources of communication within the group. It acts to to remind members of upcoming events and provides a medium for on-line discussions.

To subscribe, see the List Web page.

To manage your subscription, see the Hartshorn-dale Subscribers section of that Web page.

Messages for the mailing list are sent to  You must subscribe before you can send messages to the mailing list.  If you need additional information, send a message with the word "help" as the "Subject" to

If you encounter any problems, please contact the list manager: Arpad

The Newsletter

The Hartshorn-dale Herald is the shire newsletter. It is genrally published monthly. It contains reportson what's happening in the Shire, articles by Shire members, as well as the schedule of upcoming events. It will soon be available through the main site. To subscribe contact the Chronicler or Exchequer for more information on subscribing.

The Domesday

The Shire of Hartshorn-dale Domesday is published every year and is a directory of the shire members. If you would like to be in the next Domesday, you can submit your information through our Domesday Information Form. Contact the Domesday Editor for more information.


The Pikestaff is the official newsletter of the East Kingdom, of which the Shire of Hartshorn-dale is part of.This comes with Sustaining membership within the SCA itself. This is where event listings, general information specific to the East Kingdom and much more is published in hard copy. Much of this information can also be found on the offical East Kingdom website.

Membership Info

You are not required to purchase an SCA membership before attending SCA meetings and events, but it doesgive you benefits that you may like to have. It can help speed up check and discounts at some events, it provides you with the Pikestaff and voting privileges in the local group

A Sustaining membership is ($35) Lower-priced Associate and Family memberships are also available.Membership forms are available from the SCA Corporate Office (PO Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789; 800-789-7486), and at theSCA website.

Disclaimer: This is the Newcomers Page for the Shire of Hartshorn-dale of the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.  The maintainer of this page is Lee Ann Posavad.  It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate SCA policies. In cases of conflict with printed versions of material presented on this page or its links, the dispute will be decided in favor of the printed version.
This page last modified March 21, 2003.