University of Atlantia

Course Detail

SCA Merchanting 101

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Instructor:
Birna Isleifsdottir


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA93 June 11, 2016
Crs #:
312
Date:
Sat Jun 11
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
7/∞
Room:
21
Course Category:
SCA Culture
Track:
General
Description
At one time or another almost all of us have thought about merchanting at an event. But what does it take? This class will talk about preparation, set up, philosophy, pricing, costing, travel, taxes, licenses, success, and failures. With real world examples the class will discuss merchants from blanket to mega-mall. No previous merchant experience is required to take this class since we have all gone shopping. We’ll start there. Presenter background: Lady Birna has been a merchant in the SCA for over 35 years. She has sold her own wares, other’s creations, and store purchased items. She has merchanted at TYC, TFYC, Pennsic, Estrella, Lillies, Gulf, WOW, Fools, and local events from Korea, through Germany, and all the Continental Kingdoms. With stories, examples, and a background in Marketing Management as a Business Professor she brings real world cases to a seldom discussed section of the SCA. Bring a chair, a note book, and questions.