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Re: Pennsic Seneschale's Court and Requirements This Year

Poster: "Brett W. McCoy" <bmccoy@lan2wan.com>

On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Jean Amann wrote:

> 	But it's not just the weather.  Most people don't come into the SCA
> with a developed persona and authentic garb; many of the people at
> Pennsic aren't SCA members at all--they've come because someone said it
> was fun. Do we really want the Period Police to drive them away, or can
> we we educate and encourage people toward greater authenticity without
> making them think we're all a bunch of anal-retentive (yes, it does have
> a hyphen) jerks? I'd rather encourage authenticity than enforce it.

I think that was the intent of the letter to begin with.  They were trying
to encourage more chivalric attitudes by depending on people's honor and
hoping people can live up to it.  No where in the letter was it stated
that security or anyone would be walking around enforcing the garb rules.

I personally think the emphasis was more on being able to deal with
troublesome attendees and potentially explosive incidents before things
got out of hand, in a controlled and organized manner.

Istvan Dragosani
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