On the Pennsic Postponement

Salve Accolens Debatable Lands,

By now, you may have heard the announcement that Pennsic 49 has been postponed to 2021 for the safety of the populace. You can read the words of King Maynard and Queen Liadain on this here. As Their Majesties say, we applaud this difficult decision and the people that agonized over it, including the Pennsic Mayor and staff, and the Primary Kingdom Seneschals, and particularly our own hardworking Kingdom Seneschal, Master Illadore de Bedegrayne.

Our dear friends… we, like you, have heavy hearts today. Like many of you, we feel Pennsic is more than just a convention for a cool hobby…. it’s home. It’s a place to create space outside the mundanities of modern life. A place where strangers and friends alike greet each other with genuine affection. A place where, when you need ANY kind of help, strong hands and smiling faces greet you at every turn. Pennsic is a distillation, in two weeks, in the fields and hills of Western Aethelmearc, of a great part of the love and happiness in our lives. Our hearts ache today. Truly ache.

And yet, we remember today, too, that that happiness and love and joy does not stem from a field in Pennsylvania. It doesn’t come from tents or even camps and fires. It comes from YOU. The peace and well-being of Pennsic is, at its heart, you. Chosen family and friends, joining together in joy and love common interests to stimulate the heart and mind. We are still here!

Dearest Barony, your safety is more important than anything. We can still join in joy and laughter through these strange and difficult times. It’s just going to look a little different for a little while.

We will eventually gather in smaller groups when it is safe to do so. Until then, let us gather aethereally this Sunday, in the Kingdom Zoom Rooms, from 2pm to 4pm. Link to follow. See you there.

With all our love and affection,
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

TONIGHT — Virtual Business Meeting now with the budget meeting of love, peace, and virtual cookies!

Unto the Noble Populace of these Debatable Lands, does Muirgheal send fond greetings.

Please find the information for the Business Meeting and Budget Meeting for this evening 4/15/2020 @ 8 pm

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Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal Debatable

RESCHEDULING – 4/8/2020 – Business Meeting with the BUDGET MEETING OF LOVE, PEACE, AND (virtual) COOKIES via Zoom

Unto the Noble Populace do I, Muirgheal send fond greetings and apologies.

In our planning, I failed to notice a religious observation that conflicts with the Budget Meeting.

I will work with the officers and the Kingdom to Reschedule and details will be forthcoming.

I hope that everyone enjoys their holidays over the course of the next week.

In Service,
Muirgheal

4/8/2020 – Business Meeting with the BUDGET MEETING OF LOVE, PEACE, AND (virtual) COOKIES via Zoom

Until the Noble Populace of these Debatable Lands do I, Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill send fond greetings;
In these unusual times we shall be conducting the Business Meeting with the BUDGET MEETING OF LOVE, PEACE, AND (virtual) COOKIES via Zoom. Below in the information regarding when and how to connect.

If you have a request for the budget, now is the time to reach out to Lady Arthes via the information on the website or in the Dark Pages.

If you have anything for the Agenda, please reach out to me via the information on the website or in the Dark Pages.

Peers please do not leave your students unattended at this time, you know how protégées, squires, and apprentices without projects can get into shenanigans. Introverts, reach out to your Extrovert friends, they have not prepared for this all of their lives as you have. Please do your best to keep your humor and your kindness alive in these interesting days to come.

Wash your hands, wear the masks, do the things. Stay healthy until we can all see each other beyond the glow of our screens.

Yours in Service,
Muirgheal

Time: Apr 8, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Coronation Online This Saturday!

Hello Debatable Lands!

You are invited to watch the Coronation of Maynard and Liaidain this Saturday, April 4th, at 4pm, online in the Æthereal Court (Royal Zoom conference), or at the Kingdom of Aethelmearc Facebook Page.

The Zoom Room will be open around 3:30pm.

Technical Details: Æthelmearc Coronation of Maynard and Liadain
Time: Apr 4, 2020 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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DebatableLands Business Meeting – April 8, 2020

Unto the Noble Populace does Muirgheal send fond greetings,

In this time of enforced separation from out beloved hobby I send you welcome to join us for the Business Meeting now with the Budget review of peace, love, and virtual cookies (sorry, I cannot load real ones)! We are delaying one week to allow for any line item information or budget requests to Lady Arthes.

The meeting will be via Zoom on Apr 8, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). More information will be sent to you regarding that process this weekend.

Please contact me or her Excellency Hilda if you have any questions or concerns. Please let me know if you have anything to add to the agenda.

In the meantime, be save, exercise caution, WASH YOUR HANDS, and be the neighbors that Lord Fred of the Hood would desire you to be!

Yours in service,

Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal Debatable.

Online Sewing Circle – Thurs. April 2, 7pm

I will be holding online sewing circle, this Thursday April 2nd at 7pm in one of the kingdom zoom rooms. The online meeting information is below. The meeting forum should be available starting at 6:30. I will be connecting and making sure that I can share my screen and that I have working audio. I have a general page http://www.sbooth.net/sca-instructions.html that will link to the detailed instructions for hakama and kataginu once I have them in pretty good draft state. Questions email: sewing at debatablelands dot org.

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Online Sewing Circle – Thursday April 2

Let’s see if we can make sewing circle work online. Sewing is scheduled for Thursday April 2nd. Even if we don’t meet in person, we can meet online. In fact, this may work better for many folks that cannot normally make it in person. I am continuing the Japanese garment topic that I started last month. I am creating online instructions for the making men’s hakama, or pants, and kataginu, or vest. I have also requested a kingdom online room. When I have published the instructions and receive details about how to connect to the online room, I will publish those links to the blog. During the online sewing circle, I will go over the instructions if folks want or just answer questions if that is needed. My plan is to cover kosode constructions short or long next time if I don’t get instructions ready for that this time. If you have questions, you can email sewing at debatablelands dot org, or you can find my email address in the dark pages if you look up Hara Kikumatsu.