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RE: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Going To Pennsic For The First Time

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  • Chris Chastain
    My best advice for any SCA event especially a war, remember scadians keep scadian time not real world time! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS add an ish to any set
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      My best advice for any SCA event especially a war, remember scadians keep
      scadian time not real world time! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS add an "ish" to any
      set schedule or time. If there's one thing that is very period is time
      keeping!



      Dmitrii



      From: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of David Roland
      Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:44 PM
      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Going To Pennsic For The First Time



      Tabitha,

      You go where I wish to go and can not this year. Have your "guy" stab
      someone for me and please go the scribal tea for a bit too for me.

      Pennsic is awesome in many if not all senses of the word. The biggest
      piece of advice I have is this.

      Everything in moderation! If you can't find 20 things to do at any
      given minute at Pennsic you're for real dead. Pick out a relatively
      realistic schedule for each day you're there. Make sure you highlight
      a couple (but no more than four) have to do things each day and then
      be willing to let any thing else drop. This means for any 24 hour
      period. Get no less than 6 hours of sleep any given night and try to
      get a 8 hours of sleep more often than not.

      Knowing, what I know of Pennsic I also recommend that you go at YOUR
      pace and not get cajoled into doing things too fast or too quickly
      together. Also understand that communication at Pennsic is always
      relative and so are all plans. Sure, you agreed to meet up with a
      group of people at the food court at 1:30 but they never showed up.
      Don't worry about it. Chances are they ended up helping someone (some
      group) out and were being generally chivalrous. Give people the
      benefit of the doubt, so much happens at Pennsic that is unplanned
      that changes the plans you did make. Its okay. Really.

      And of course keep yourself healthy! Pay attention to what you're
      body is telling you! And, as I always say, EAT when you are not
      hungry, Drink when you are not thirsty! Also, at Pennsic pay close
      attention to what your feet, knees, hips, back and shoulders are
      telling you. Take a break if they start to complain.

      Take care over there Tabitha and if you see a decent feather grab it
      for me. ;-) I'll pen you something for it, maybe with it.

      Here is my link for newcomers in the SCA. Perhaps you will find
      something else useful on it. Anyone else if of course welcome to use it.

      http://ianthegreen01.googlepages.com/newcomeradviceonthesca

      Ian the Green

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com <mailto:scanewcomers%40yahoogroups.com>
      , "Kyla" <skycat@...> wrote:
      >
      > Greetings All,
      >
      > My guy and I, having acquired an RV that can make the trip from
      Chicagoland,
      > are going to Pennsic this summer.
      > We have never been before.
      > I have been going through the Pennsic FAQ sheet, and making notes about
      > those things which I had not thought of before.
      >
      > However, I would really appreciate any advice that anyone on this
      list might
      > care to give me about how to prepare for this event.
      > We will only be going for the second week.
      >
      > I am so looking forward to meeting some of you in the flesh!
      >
      > Thank you all in advance,
      >
      > Tabitha Pennywarden
      > Ravenslake, Midlands
      > Middle Kingdom
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >





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