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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Many thanks

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  • ElleD
    Thank you, Roary and Liam! Elspeth Elphinstone Na Suithearlaraichean
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 23, 2013
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      Thank you, Roary and Liam!

      Elspeth Elphinstone Na Suithearlaraichean

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, Bill Toscano <liamstliam@...> wrote:
      >
      > Believe 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 <
      > kiltedwolf@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > Roary
      > >
      > >
      > > "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: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      > > 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
      > > that?
      > >
      > > 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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      > >
      > >
      > >
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