Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Pennsic War

Cooper's Lake Campground, Western Pennsylvania

The Pennsic War is an annual American medieval camping event held by the Society for Creative Anachronism—a "war" between two large regional SCA groups: the Kingdom of the East and the Middle Kingdom. It is the single largest annual SCA event, with more than 10,000 people attending each year, from as far as Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and Australia.
Pennsic is held in late summer and lasts for 17 days (begins on a Friday, ends on the second Sunday). The event centers on pre-17th century history and culture with all campers dressing in medieval clothing. The winners of the battles and other activities receive war points, and the Kingdom with the most war points wins that Pennsic.
The name Pennsic War is a combination of Pennsylvania and Punic War. The Pennsic War uses numbers to identify each war rather than the year it was held, so the 2011 event was known as "Pennsic War 40", there having been 39 previous events.

This card came inside a United Postal bag as the card had somehow
gotten terribly wet and torn apart. The postal worker had also tape
together the back of the card to keep it together and get this delivered.
Aside from that I think this is an amazing card showing a medieval 
reenactment. I've was so happy to have been to a medieval fair in 
Portugal two summers ago. Thanks to Brian for this awesome card
Sent: 10 August 2015   Received: 25 August 2015   Travelled: 15 days

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