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Greetings unto the Populace of Æthelmearc!

My name is Genevieve O’Connor, and I have been asked to take charge of coordinating Hospitality at the Æthelmearc Royal Encampment for Pennsic XLVIIII.

For those not in the know, Hospitality is in charge of the Populace Pavilion at the Æ Royal Encampment where we provide anyone who would like a place to sit, cool/dry off, hydrate, and socialize. We make sure people get answers to their questions, are directed to wherever they need to go in the Royal Encampment, have messages taken, and we accept gifts to the Crown.

In light of how popular they were at precious Wars, we will be offering recharging stations for small electronics. These are open to anyone who is in the Populace Pavilion, in a meeting or other business in the encampment, guarding the gate, or working Hospitality. You are, of course, responsible for your own devices.

I am looking for volunteers to fill shifts throughout the War. We like to have two people manning the desk during open hours. We always make sure to schedule at least one experienced person in a shift, so if you are new to hospitality feel free to sign up and we’ll get you up to speed in no time.

The first day of Hospitality is on Sunday, July 31 from 2 to 6 pm, during which time we will finish setup. Peace week shifts are from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5.

War week shifts are from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday, August 6 through Thursday, July 11. We have two shifts in the morning of August 12 to pack up prior to tearing down the Encampment.

Shifts are two hours long. Hospitality will be closed during Kingdom Court, and adjustments will be made for other activities taking place in the Royal Encampment or as demand requires it.

If possible, please sign up in advance! We have a total of 108 shifts to fill throughout Pennsic to provide the level of hospitality and service we have become known for.

I can be reached at this email address. If you can’t commit yet to a time, the Hospitality schedule book will be at the Hospitality desk to sign up in once you get to Pennsic. Of course, early choice means the best times are available.

Thank you so very much!

Lady Genevieve O’Connor, Hospitality Coordinator