Pennsic Reflections

Good Evening Debatable Lands!

I’m looking for some input from our Baroney on your experiences at Pennsic! If you have a moment please send me a short paragraph or two about your experiences at Pennsic. It could be this Pennsic or your favorite memories from Pennsics past.

I’m also looking for any other content that you’d like to submit.

Remember that the deadline for submissions of content as well as officers reports is September 15th!

Reminder: Business Meeting is TONIGHT

So, you know when you get back from Pennsic and you’re busy catching up at work and home and you forget things? That’s exactly what happened to me. I apologize for the short reminder, but TONIGHT is the Business Meeting for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands will be tonight, 15 August 2018 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map).

The Agenda will be:
1. Open Meeting
2. Approve minutes from previous meeting
3. Officer’s Reports
4. Close Meeting

Here are the previous Debatable Lands Meeting Minutes_20180606.

If you have any additional Agenda items please send them immediately to Odriana at seneschal(at)debatablelands(dot)org.

The Officers of the Debatable Lands are elected by the membership and is made up of members of the populace, just like you. The Officers are responsible for ensuring that the policies of the Kingdom and Barony are followed and are accountable to the populace of the Debatable Lands. The Business meeting is open to everyone in the Barony and attendance by the populace is encouraged.

Have a thought you’d like to share with the Officers? Email

A and S — Pennsic Tale Telling — Sunday, August 19

Clearly, this minstrel is telling a Pennsic story that starts with, “No sh*t, there I was……”

If you went to War, you have a story to tell! Bring your handouts, stories, and notes, and share the fun of Pennsic with all of us; everyone is welcome even if you didn’t go to the war. Living vicariously is perfectly period!

I made a penannular brooch, drove a watch shift, and went to Bartertown — what did you do?

Date: Sunday, August 19
Time: 1:00 PM.  Weather permitting!
Location: Washington Blvd martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.

Standard disclaimers here:

  • We are now accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!
  • Bring everything you need for your comfort including a *chair*, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, rain boots, scuba suit, etc., etc., etc.
  • Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation. I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.
  • If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.
  • Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.
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Arts & Sciences Meeting

See you on Sunday!
THL Elss of Augsburg