Sir Mathias Grunwald
Lord Gregori Rogue Montana
Lord Grimolfr Skulason
Lord Morwill MacShane
Lord Scrooby of Carolingia
Lord Akamatsu Katsumoto
Lady Wentliana Bengrek
Lady Magdalena von Kirschberg
Citizens and friends of the East Kingdom!
Please note that the East Kingdom’s Court at Pennsic will be in the East’s Royal Encampment on Tuesday, August 7th, at 7 pm.
When you arrive, we invite you to take a few minutes to see the new Vigil Chapel and Queen’s Garden and admire the upgraded facilities in the State Kitchen!
You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy quietly during Court, and cold, non-alcoholic beverages will be available in the Hospitality tent throughout the evening.
Please be advised: while the Steward’s office has made a dozen benches and has rented some chairs for use in the Royal Encampment, these will be first come, first seated. Please consider bringing a chair or blanket for the ground for your comfort throughout Their Majesties’ busy docket.
In service to the East,
Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Pennsic Major-Domo
Mistress Eleanor FitzPatrick, Pennsic Steward
Lady Esnede O Muirrin made 100 of these lovely pilgrims badges for the volunteers who set-up and tear-down EK Royal at Pennsic!
Please join us for set up/tear down! It’ll be fun, you’ll get to be the first to see the fancy new stuff, and you get an exclusive “I was there” pin. I’m gonna put mine on my hat.
Companions of the Order of the Tygers Cub will be serving cold beverages to the work crews – any children old enough to work without direct parental supervision are invited to help them.
Set-up Start Times: Tues 7/31
Tygers Cubs: 9:45 am
Gate Pavilion: 10:00 am
State Kitchen: 10:00 am
Windwalls: 11:00 am
Vigil Chapel/Garden: 11:00 am
Hospitality: 12:00 pm
Tear-down Start Times: Friday, 8/10
State Kitchen: 11:00 am
Hospitality: 1:00 pm
Tygers Cubs: 1:45 pm
Everything else: 2:00 pm
My plan is to only need each volunteer to put in two hours or less. We’ve put a lot of effort in over the winter to streamline and optimize so it can all go up and come down very quickly with a good-sized crew. There are some small jobs that don’t require strength or the ability to stand for very long, especially in the State Kitchen, so don’t hesitate just because you’re not able to swing a hammer or carry a heavy box!
-Mistress Eleanor FitzPatrick
At the East Kingdom 50 Year Order of High Merit meeting, Their
Highnesses encouraged the Orders to organize and hold their own Order
To that end, I did a survey of best times on the Silver Crescent
Discussion List and came up with the time of Sunday, August 5, 2018,
from 1 pm to 2 pm at the meeting tent in East Kingdom Royal for an
Order of the Silver Crescent Meeting.
1. A welcome for new Order members.
2. Hopefully Their Highnesses will have Their first poll issued before
then so we can discuss the candidates; if not, we’ll skip this part
until the next meeting which someone else will arrange.
3. Suggestions of potential pollees and individual queries about
dependents (if any).
4. General Discussion, including any standards, reminders, announcements, etc.
There are whole lot of Companions of this Order and I’m hoping I get a
chance to meet many of you I don’t already know at this time.
Mari Clock, Caer Adamant
For you lucky gentles who will be going to Pennsic, the event guide is now available for download so you can check out all the details before you arrive at Gate. This year it’s being offered in both PDF and EPUB versions, for those who want to read it on a phone or tablet.
You can find download links for both here: http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn47/GENERAL/eventguide.html
Please share this info at will. Everyone have a good War! Welcome home.
Gunnar Sigurdsson, OP
-Plots will be marked out in advance and are first-come-first-served.
-Plots must be cleared by 7pm on August 10th.
One of the joys of Pennsic is the opportunity to celebrate landmark moments with friends who may not be able to gather at any other time or place. A special setting can make the event more memorable, especially if you don’t have to set up the space!
The East Kingdom Royal Encampment at Pennsic offers its lovely Vigil Chapel for a variety of small gatherings:
Peerage elevation vigil, particularly if the group planning the vigil is small and/or surprising the candidate with an in-camp vigil would be difficult
Hand-fasting and other commitment ceremonies
Afternoon tea party
… and other types of celebrations!
The Vigil Chapel will be a 10 x 10 space with removable canvas walls and silk painted faux stained glass windows depicting the various peerages. Furnishings include seating, side tables, and two tables for vigil food or display, with additional ambiance from hanging lanterns and candles. The Chapel will be available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., from Wednesday, August 1st through Thursday, August 9th. The Vigil Chapel must be reserved in advance.
For details about reserving the Vigil Chapel, including the possibility of using the State Kitchen to prepare food for your gathering, please email Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Pennsic Major-Domo for Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III.
We look forward to your happy occasions!
The East Kingdom Royal Encampment at Pennsic is in need of your help. The Steward is seeking a crew chief for the gate pavilion East Kingdom Royal camp at Pennsic this year (2018, AS 53). The job details can be found on the East Kingdom Royal Encampment Staff List along with other possible positions that need YOU! Remember “teamwork makes the dream work” so please consider helping if you can. This is your opportunity to shine.
Please take a moment to consider sharing this information so that everyone can see this request.
Have you ever wondered just how Pennsic happens, the planning, the expense, where your fees go? Do you have the time, energy and commitment to become a Pennsic Officer? If so, apply to be the Pennsic Exchequer. This is a volunteer position involving a very large commitment of time and energy. Only serious applicants should reply.
Hourly commitment expected:
Duties: Continue reading