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Economy in the Trenches! Former Society Seneschal Reduced to Selling Papers!

By Mistress Daphne of Colchester
Gulf Wars Advance Scout

While I have your attention, please read on. As Pennsic XXXIX comes to a close, thoughts may begin to turn to Gulfwars XX, taking place in March 2011. Something new at Gulfwars XX will be a daily newspaper. Yes, twenty years in the making! That is reason alone to attend Gulfwars. However, please feel free to enjoy the battles, the arts, the horses, hounds, and hawks—this list could go on endlessly. Ask anyone who has attended Gulfwars and they can tell you tales of valor, fun and, of course, bacon.
It is my hope that the newspaper will be informative, entertaining, and become a fixture at Gulfwars. To achieve that goal, I am asking for those who would like to volunteer to be part of this historic venture. I shall be needing volunteers to write articles (prior to and during Gulfwars), photograph events at the war, run the front desk, assist in sales, type in articles, draw cartoons, you name it—the paper needs it!
Have you thoughts or ideas of what you would like to see in a newspaper that is part of an SCA event? I welcome suggestions and input. Are you a merchant who would like to buy an ad in the paper? Then, I really welcome your input!
My undying gratitude goes to the staff of the Pennsic Independent. Despotissa Heirusalem and her hard working staff have allowed me to look over their shoulders, ask questions, and help out in some of the daily duties. I have treasured the opportunity to peek inside the inner workings of an established newspaper. Heirusalem, you and yours will always be welcome in my camp at Gulfwars.
I can be reached at Mdaphne@aol.com or (228) 832-7404.