Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir


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David Friedman <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:06:13 -0700
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This Pennsic, as usual, I will be hosting an in persona encampment. The 
basic requirements are:

1. Being willing to interact as your persona while within the boundary 
of the encampment and outside your own tent.

That doesn't mean that you have to be a scholar of your persona's time 
and place, merely that you have to remember that you are speaking from 
the point of view of your persona, not from the point of view of a 
modern person.

2. Having no visible gear that is obviously and unnecessarily out of 

"Obviously" means that garb made from modern synthetics is fine as long 
as it looks reasonably close to period fabric. "Unnecessarily" means 
that if you need glasses to be able to see well enough to function, you 
can wear modern glasses and the rest of us will ignore them. The basic 
idea isn't to do a perfect job of being authentic, which isn't doable, 
but to make it possible to maintain the illusion within the encampment 
that we are period people at some indefinite time and place in SCA period.

Anyone who would like to join us is welcome. Anyone who wants to visit 
is also welcome, as long as he is willing to meet those requirements 
while in the encampment.

I expect to be running a bardic circle every evening of the second week, 
from dark to about midnight. Visitors do not have to perform—you are 
welcome to come and listen. The only constraint is that you not do 
anything that breaks the illusion--which would include using a 
flashlight or discussing the question of whether or not the song you are 
about to sing is in period. If you want to perform, your piece does not 
have to be actually period, although period pieces, or pieces composed 
in the Society in a period form, are nice, but it should not be 
obviously out of period.

Feel free to email me with any questions, or to let me know if you would 
like to camp with us. Also feel free to pass the message on to anyone 
you think might be interested, including any other kingdom mailing 
lists--I'm not currently on all of them.

David Friedman

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