Pennsic XLIX ‘postponed.’

Personally, I would have just retired the number and declared 2021’s Pennsic to be Pennsic L*. But the word has come down: this year’s War is getting delayed until next year. This will come as depressing, yet expected news to the SCA community, but what can you do? A two-week, ten thousand people camping trip would be like catnip to the coronavirus.

I’m not entirely sure that I’m going to get to go to another SCA event this year. Heck, I’m not sure when I’ll get to go an offline baronial meeting. It’s been that sort of situation.

Moe Lane

*Or perhaps not. I suspect that they’re listing it as ‘postponed’ instead of ‘canceled’ because of all of the pre-registrations: if the event is canceled, the money has to be returned. But if it’s delayed, most of the people who paid will simply shrug and say Just let the money roll over because they’d be going next year anyway. which is something I hadn’t considered.

Finally got the A&S issue done.

Arts and Sciences issue for my SCA barony, to be specific. I’ve had it hanging over my head for the last month and a half, which is really kind of funny because it was a completely self-imposed deadline. I don’t actually have to do one, but it’s a good idea to encourage A&S and when somebody says “Somebody should do something,” well: guess who’s somebody?

I will now enjoy the luxury of not actually having anything really due at the moment. For about three and a half hours or so.

SCA Event this weekend!

Gonna be away from the computer more or less all day tomorrow and probably a chunk of the day after that. My SCA barony is running Coronation, which means that it’s a working event for me: I figure that there’s going to be more jobs than hands, so I’ll be likely doing a bunch of different stuff Saturday and will need to help with the breakdown on Sunday, too. Should be fun, in that ‘pretending to be an adult’ sort of way.

Which reminds me: I need to find that stepladder. Better now than tomorrow morning.

Moe Lane

PS: Light posting, obviously.

Longer meeting than expected tonight.

No one delay that I can really put my finger on, but sometimes you have a forty minute SCA meeting and sometimes it’s an hour forty. Tonight, it was an hour forty. Ah, well, we had a lot of ground to clear before the event in a couple of weeks.

On the other hand; this officer thing really is good for helping me remember how to talk to adults. And remember their names! That was more of an issue at first than I liked.

I am deep in the newsletter madness.

I’m doing a project for my SCA barony: I’m the chronicler, which basically means that I take notes at the meeting and do a monthly newsletter. But since the Pennsic War is coming up quickly, I thought that it’d be nice to have a special newsletter for Pennsic, filled with good advice and whatnot for people who were going for the first time. I’m not actually writing much of it, just putting together articles other people wrote and so forth, but the deadline for submissions tonight and editing requires a bunch of fiddling around.

Which is to say: I’m doing creative work today, but it’s creative work that has little to do with this site and I can either do it now, or tomorrow when my self-imposed publishing deadline is. I honestly would rather do it now. Which is to say, pared down even further: probably no gaming material written up tonight, or anything. I want to make sure that this isn’t hanging over my head.

So, the first week of the month’s gonna be weird for me.

Basically, now that I’m an officer in my local SCA barony I gotta do the newsletter every month.  Taken one way, it takes about an hour to do.  Taken another way, it takes about four days.  I’m really kind of hoping that that latter number starts coming down, but I’m not confident that it will.  And it’s not the cowboy days of the SCA, twenty or so years ago… Continue reading So, the first week of the month’s gonna be weird for me.

Weekend’s going to be tricky.

Essentially, I have to drive five hours on Saturday morning to make it to an one-hour meeting, then crash that night at a hotel, and drive five hours back the next day.  It’s SCA business: I’m the new chronicler for my barony, and we all have to attend a meeting like this every year.  Since my kingdom (Atlantia) stretches from Maryland to South Carolina, you can largely count on fun trips like this every year.

Also, in unrelated news: I’ve suddenly discovered a burning desire to join a Northern Principality for Atlantia movement.  Go figure.