17060Re: [SCA Newcomers] Many thanks
- Apr 16, 2013Believe me, there are enough emergency management types at Pennsic, and
enough iPhones and iPads, that weather news is a constant.
No on the accents.
Yes, royal encampment depends on the kingdom. Calontir, for instance is an
open living room. East Kingdom, not as much.
On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Roary Aka Alric Berard <
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> 1) Well Time is an important issue for many reasons first you have classes
> you may wish to attend, activities you wish to participate in, places you
> need to be, or for health reasons medication that needs to be take.
> I personally have a watch that I carry within my leather bag that I carry
> with me every where I go. Its my medieval version of a messenger bag. When
> I need to know what time it is I discretely look into my bag. I have a camp
> mate that must take medication a regular intervals so she has her cell
> phone that sends out alerts.
> As for mornings when I use to work in the market and I needed to make sure
> I was up in the morning (I am not a early riser by any stretch the the
> imagination) I had a alarm clock in my tent. I made sure it was a one of my
> less obnoxious ones (trying not to bother my neighbors). But I also
> informed my neighbors and made sure that I did not let the alarm go off for
> ever and a day.
> 2) A valid concern. There have been times when a weather emergency or bad
> storm has entered the area. Pennsic responds well with these and word gets
> around quickly. There are people who travel in golf carts constantly
> through out the site. So when an emergency happens they are informed and on
> there routes they stop at individual camp sites and pass on the news.
> 3) This depends a lot on where you are camping. If you are camping with a
> group they may have something set up. My camp has a sink area just for
> fellow campers to brush there teeth and was the face. We also have our own
> shower. The waste water goes into the hole dug for the water to run into.
> 5) I don't even try. I slip in and out of accents (mainly due to my years
> of working at a Renaissance Festival) but I don't really put any effort
> into it at Pennsic.
> "Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the great sea, as well as the
> earth? Didn't the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?"
> Tecumseh (Shawnee)
> From: ElleD <elledreaming@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:48 PM
> Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Many thanks
> Good Even,
> I am indebted to all who posted with advice, answers and links in response
> to my SCA/Pennsic newbie questions. Thank you for your time and effort - it
> is not wasted, and will be taken to heart.
> A few more questions, if I may presume upon you again:
> 1. How do people keep track of time at Pennsic? I assume there is no cryer
> going about announcing the time. If a watch is the answer, how does one
> wear and/or check it discreetly if one has short sleeves or no pockets? And
> what is the best way to make sure one arises in the morning at the right
> time? Is there a period option to a wind-up alarm clock?
> 2. Not to sound paranoid, but is there any sort of warning system at
> Cooper's Lake if a tornado or dangerous thunderstorm were to approach?
> Outdoor sirens or ...?
> 3. With space at a premium, where do people brush their teeth and wash
> their face in the a.m. at Pennsic? Discreetly behind one's tent? Is that
> where one would dump the water from a bowl after face-washing? I can't
> imagine 10,000 people walking to the showers every morning.
> 4. I have a mountain dulcimer. I realize that instrument is not in period,
> but it is very similar to the German scheitholt, which is, and which is
> also very likely its ancestor. If I brought my dulcimer, will people mind
> 5. Do people speak in period style and/or accents at Pennsic (especially
> if one has a persona, such as mine, which is Tudor Scottish)? Is it OK to
> try? Is it OK to speak normally (though not of mundanity, of course), or to
> do some of both if unable to keep it up indefinitely?
> 6. We would like to visit our kingdom's royal encampment and/or attend
> court to observe and introduce ourselves. Does one need an invitation? Does
> it depend on the kingdom?
> Thank you again for your courteous assistance. I tried to read up before
> re-posting, but I apologize if this is covered somewhere I missed.
> Elspeth Elphinstone of DunRobin
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