Greetings and salutations:
The Pennsic East Kingdom Chivalry meeting will begin at Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 pm and is planned for one hour. We have a hard stop at 8:30 pm. The meeting will be held in EK Royal.
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
Greetings to the Teachers of the Known World,
We are very excited to announce the return of the YouthU and TeenU tracks of Pennsic University this year.
We are looking for teachers who are interested in teaching classes to 11-13 year olds or to those gentles who are 14-17. These classes will be taught in the Pennsic University tents. Please make sure to include a second, unrelated adult in your planning for all classes. No youth teaching experience or certification is required. Continue reading
A message from the Pennsic Steward and East Kingdom Royal Major-domo:
With the permission and support of the Royalty, we are embarking on a grand re-invention of the space at Pennsic reserved for the use of the East Kingdom, commonly called EK Royal.
The purpose of EK Royal at Pennsic is not only to be a home for the Royalty to camp in, but an activity hub for the East Kingdom that is beautiful, functional and welcoming. A camp that is bustling with activity – meetings, salons, bardic performances, vigils, dinners and teas – where the subjects and friends of the East feel welcome and valued. Some of these activities are private by necessity, such as Order meetings, commanders’ meetings, and State dinners and some are public, such as classes, performances and casual gatherings.
EK Royal is overseen by a team, led by the Pennsic Steward (kingdom officer appointed for a 4 year term) and the Pennsic Major-domo (appointed each year for a single Pennsic). The Steward is responsible for Land Grab, for providing the infrastructure and facilities in EK Royal, for maintaining all Pennsic-related EK property and is the interface between EK Royal and Pennsic staff. The Major-domo is responsible for scheduling of all spaces, for hospitality and gate guards, and is the interface with the Royalty.
Ten years ago the East Kingdom replaced the gates to the Royal Encampment at Pennsic with a completely new design featuring two round pavilions with a shade fly connecting them, creating a sheltered path for visitors to enter. At that time a fundraiser was held to help defray the cost of the new gate, in which Baronies, Shires, Cantons, Provinces, and even some large households donated $100 to have their devices painted on one of the pavilion dags.
At the time approximately 15 of the dags were left unpainted. The Pennsic Steward, Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick, would like to offer the opportunity to claim one of those remaining dags for your group’s arms if your group did not so previously, or is newer than the date of the original fundraiser and never had the opportunity.
The Gate is, of course, long since paid for. The funds raised by this offering will be used for other Royal Encampment improvements.
If you are interested, please contact Mistress Eleanor at email@example.com, to confirm the availability of a dag, the formats in which to submit art, and where to send payment. Payment can be made by check to “SCA, Inc. – East Kingdom” with a notation “EK Royal Maintenance Fund” in the memo section of the check.
Greetings, East Kingdom!
Brennan and I really like going to Midnight Madness. Unfortunately, EK Pennsic court is traditionally on Wednesday night of War Week, and thus we, as Royals or Populace members, are often tired and the hour is late by the time we are able to get to the merchant area. I am certain we are not alone in this.
Thus, we are contemplating changing the night of EK court at Pennsic this year and we are interested in your opinion on the matter. Please fill out the EK Pennsic Court Survey and let us know your thoughts.
Thank you very much in advance.
In Service to the East,
Caoilfhionn Principissa & Brennan Princeps