Pennsic War

All things Pennsic War and Vixen!!

What is Pennsic War?

Pennsic War 47 takes place in Western Pennsylvania from July 28th-August 12th, 2018. During that time I won't be streaming very much outside of perhaps one at the start and maybe towards the end. You'll have to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or join our Discord server for updates while I'm gone for the most part.

Pennsic War is the largest SCA War in the US, and one of the largest gatherings of medieval reenactors in North America, with about 10,000-15,000 attending dependent on the year. There are no day passes, you can't really wear modern clothing the entire time, there's no electricity in 99% of the camps, and you pretty much have to bring what you're eating and everything else for the 17 days if you go for two weeks.

This year marks my 33rd year going to war! Seems like yesterday I just started...

Also, as you know, I'm taking donations right now to help out with the trip. It's a big one, over 3,900 miles of travel and I'll be gone for just over 3 weeks total. So, yeah, kinda insane when you get down to it but there's a lot to this one.

This trip is not just vacation though, it's more than that, and here's exactly what I'm going to be doing during it;

  • Visiting my mother and brother, both of whom I haven't seen for 2 years
  • Visiting with my cousin who is in country from Iceland, who I haven't seen for 10 years
  • Visiting with friends that I haven't seen in years along the drive
  • Getting the last few items I own out of my storage locker so I can be done with that not worrying about losing them every month due to non-payment.
  • Attending Pennsic War, my home, and place of comfort in dark waters.

What could possibly go wrong?

How You Can Help

If you would like to help, all manner of support is welcome.

This trip, means the world to me right now, and it's not only so that I can get to Pennsic War (what I consider home) but also to visit family I haven't seen in a couple of years and to get the rest of my meager possessions from storage in the Pittsburgh area. So it's all that PLUS my birthday is on the 28th, so it's a present in that sense as well!

Everyone that donates $20 or more will get a special something to commemorate the helping of getting me to Pennsic and to see family. Right now, I'm thinking either a special sticker or maybe something to do with my photography of the event while there. We'll see!

If you'd like to help, you can do so at the following links:

Donations will go towards the following:

Major items:
  • Car repair before the trip (at least $280, already paid and cut into funds)
  • Car repair during the trip (hoping not!)
  • Gas to make it through (an important bit!)
  • Food while on the trip (can go without, if I need)
Secondary items:
  • New Android head unit for navigation and other purposes (not entirely necessary)
  • Being able to stay in a hotel vs sleeping in the car for overnights (would be nice...)

Þakka fyrir!

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