The SCA concept of a Persona as a plausible impression of a pre-seventeenth century individual can be a rewarding aspect to the Society for Creative Anarchism, but it can also be confusing, nebulous waters to wade in. This Persona 101 class is designed to help attendees understand what a Persona is and - just as importantly - is not, and then give them tools to choose, develop, and ultimately use their chosen Personas in the SCA.
- Goal: “Persona” can be a nebulous and confusing term when you’re new to the Society for Creative Anachronism. Figuring out what and how you’re supposed to use one after you’ve picked out a time and date can be even more daunting. The goal of this class is to demystify the concept of Persona and give attendees tools to choose, develop, and use theirs.
- Accompanying Documents: Class handout of eleven pages; this is where the majority of the class information is found. There’s also an accompanying worksheet for the brainstorming session.
- Class Length: 60-90 minutes: one hour for the lecture and Q&A portion of the class, an additional thirty minutes for the brainstorming mini-workshop that follows.