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Pennsic is Coming

Pennsic is Coming GoT meme

IN TWO WEEKS!

AAAHHH!!!!

So that’s the good news, along with the fact that I’m back in the workshop and working furiously to make all the things.

The bad news?

That Pennsic is in two weeks and I’m working furiously to make all the things.

I have to make dozens more Dragon Pins, lots of rings, gemstone pendants, and holy cow, do I need to get to work on some Tudor pieces. Lots of work in the upcoming days, but I am UP for it!

“But Bran,” you ask, “What is Pennsic?”

Pennsic, my friend, is two weeks of glorious escape from the mundane world! We camp in a medieval pavillion tent, wear our wonderful garb every day, fight on the field of battle, compete in tournaments, sample delicious food and drink from long ago, sing songs of glory and honor, attend Court in all its spendor, shop (or in our case, sell) in the marketplace, go to classes to learn about the ways of the past or to teach others our skills. When the sun goes down, there are parties, grand balls, drinking, bellydancers, fires, and over everything the sound of drums.

Pennsic, for us, is home.

If you’ve never been but it sounds like your idea of a great time, head on over to SCA.org and see what’s up! For a good time, go to YouTube and search for Pennsic videos. GoPro videos of battle are particularly fun. Also, feel free to contact me on social media or in the comments, and I’ll answer all the questions I can about the SCA. It’s a great hobby!

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Upcoming Events for the Summer!

Our summer is shaping up to be a busy one! We’ve got a bunch of events added to the Calendar.

April: Blackstone Raid and Steel City Con! Steel City is just books.

May: AEthelmearc War Practice

June: We have a few events pending, so we’ll see what happens.

July: PENNSIC!

August: MORE PENNSIC!

So, yeah – Lots going on so far, with the potential for way more, because we have other events pending.

So – Will we see you at any? Are you looking for anything in particular that you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!

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Thank You for an Amazing Summer!

Wow, where to begin? Well, Pennsic was amazing and wonderful and, just like everyone said, felt like coming home. Brian got to fence, I met some wonderful people, and Lemony made a ton of new friends! I’m counting down the days until next year.
Of course, we couldn’t rest long, because two weeks after Pennsic is the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, which is a whole six weeks of fun and insanity for us. I had to explain to Lemony’s teachers that if she comes to school saying that she watched a war, danced with fairies or sang with pirates, that she was telling the truth.
Normal is a matter of perspective, after all.
And now Fall is upon us. I have some shows that we’ve applied to, and some other events planned that we will be vending at. I’ve also been told that there are A&S competitions that I simply must enter, so that’s in the works, too.

Here’s some shots from the Faire!
I only sell my chainmaille at the Faire. Should I make a section in the shop here for chainmaille? Let me know in the comments.

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We’re Going to PENNSIC!

Unfinished Sinclair Jewelry Banner for Pennsic
Look for the finished version of this banner! We’re at the northern end of Plunder Lane.

Yep! We’re SO EXCITED!

Come down and see us! I’ll be in the Merchant Area on Plunder Lane and Brian will most likely be running around with Lemony. Brian’s got his authorization in for rapier and buckler, too, so look for him on the field as well.

In other big news, we’ve got our casting equipment set up and running beautifully! I’m working on birthstone charms right now based on medieval heraldry. If you’d like to pre-order some, drop us a line and you can pick up your order at the show.

 


This is our first Pennsic, and we’d appreciate any tips or “must-do” / “must-have’ items you’re willing to throw our way in the comments.

See you in two weeks!

 

My first charms and the mold made for them. They will make their debut at Pennsic!

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