It was a good event, despite the lack of zebras.

A beautiful day and everything went off without hitches, which is always nice. I wasn’t doing as much to help out as I usually try to, for various reasons, but I still managed to be useful, here and there. Oh, and I got a baronial award for service! That was very cool, and I like the enamelwork on the medallion.

But no zebras, except for the ones we brought with us. But that’s okay. They weren’t preregistered.

Moe Lane

It’s now officially a light content, zebra-heavy weekend posting schedule.

Got clearance to get on with things, so that’s what we’ll be doing now. Gotta run around, pick stuff up, get over to the site to help with setup, come back, find my garb for tomorrow, and get to bed earlier than is my usual wont. And after that… well, it’ll be a while before my SCA barony has another event, so I can relax.

SCA/Flogging Molly this weekend!

New baron and baroness stepping up, so everybody’s on deck to help out with that. I get to make sure everything’s set up and so on and so forth. I also expect to be out there in the parking lot, at some point. Yay.

And after that: Sunday is Flogging Molly! I have a ticket. Hopefully, I won’t be so wiped that I can’t go, but we’ll see. The good news there is, it’s just off the Green Line in DC. Getting home should be straightforward.

Spent the evening working on site maps.

The event’s Saturday. We need to have a map of the site – where the official tents go, where the unofficial tents go, guide rope issues, that sort of thing – by Friday night, so that we can get the big tents up then and coordinate the smaller ones on Saturday. So I spent the evening scribbling away on the computer. Fortunately, the site is dead easy to draw.

It’s funny. Everywhere else, my ability to make maps on the fly was subject to at least mild respect and approval. I never had anybody gasp, but they were impressed. But in the SCA, it’s… expected, really. After all, we all learned it the same way: via D&D.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

…I’m mostly spending it in meetings and walk-throughs, myself, since a lot of stuff got scheduled for the next three days because it was easier that way. Admittedly, it’s meetings and walk-throughs for fun things. My SCA barony is doing its first in-person event in a year and a half, and we got only another week to go before it happens. So I gotta walk the site, see where the tents and list field will need to go, and make little maps. I figure if I do that, I can take it easy for the next event, which will be later this year.

So I guess it’s not so bad, after all. I’ve had better weeks, though.

Today is Newsletter Day!

As in, the day I send in the SCA Baronial newsletter. Not a bad task, just time-consuming. It also helps me keep track of what’s going on in the Barony, which is nice, because I sometimes have trouble paying attention to stuff. But there’s always last-minute things to do…

Moe Lane

PS: I dunno why I’m telling you this, either. Probably because I spent the morning making sure I didn’t miss anything.

SCA news: I/the baronial newsletter I put together won a Blackfox award!

Specifically, the Master William Blackfox Award for Best Special Issue. Master Blackfox is a legendary and beloved artist in the SCA, well-known for his sketches of SCAdians in their fursonas*. They do a memorial award every year honoring the various newsletters put out by the kingdoms and baronies, and this year my barony’s Drekkar got one for the special Pennsic issue I put out.

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