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Re: Pennsic Issues

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

On Thu, 7 Jan 1999 nix@iolinc.net wrote:

> For 6 years now I have heard the praises of Pennsic.  From my husband
> and friends.  I personally have been active in the SCA for about 18
> months.  Recently I decided to try Pennsic this year.  This was a big
> decision for me as I have NEVER camped out, but it sounds like a good
> time.  At least it did until recently.  I average an event every other
> weekend and in all of those events I have never come across the horrors
> that have been discussed here as going on at Pennsic.  Is it really that
> bad?? or is it being blown out of proportion??  I have read the letter
> that has been in discussion and must say that I find nothing in that
> letter (other than the "court" part) that is not already a large part of
> what goes on at events on a regular basis.  I personally can see a need
> for some type of control when there are 10,000+ people gathered in a
> small area.  These rules seem to be "common sense" or "understood"
> decisions concerning conduct.  Is it just because it is in writing that
> there is all this fuss or am I missing something really big here?  It
> just seems that there is a lot being said about nothing (IMO, which is
> just that, MY opinion).

I was afraid this was going to happen: folks who have never been to 
Pennsic will get frightened off.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.  
Go to Pennsic!  You'll be glad you did.  And make sure you drink the 
chocolate milk.

Istvan Dragosani
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