Pennsic is the big, huge, once-a-year SCA event to end all SCA events. It is currently held in the same campground as Ragnarok, which was very helpful for me. I was worried on the drive over that I wouldn't find any friends, any likeminded people my own age to go and do things with. As it turned out, this ended up being the least of my concerns, as I was immediately adopted into the fold of young people in my camp, made to feel welcome and pulled along to whatever party or entertainment was happening. Every night, we discovered some shenanigans or other, and I had an absolute blast.
Misbehaving at Mardi Gras (I yelled a lot at some dudes about feminism)
Best poi dancing show I've seen yet
The moonlit lake at night (always a favorite)
Marveling at the amazing temporary structures in people's camps
Laughing my ass off at peep-roasting antics
Shopping for HOURS
Pirate ship glowstick battle (you can't make this stuff up)
IT DIDN'T RAIN ALL WEEK
Making new friends - my week would not nearly have been as fun! I miss everyone and hope to see them again.
Thank you to the Barony of the Flaming Gryphon for hosting me. Everyone was extremely hospitable and kind.