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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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.