Michele had every intention of ending up in San Francisco or Seattle but she fell in love with Pittsburgh. Spends most of her time working with nonprofits on planning and communications or running the trails. Believes clean energy is the answer. Dreams of turning her cancer blog into a Broadway show.
Each summer 10,000+ descend on western PA for 17 days to create and be part of an elaborately built medieval city for the Pennsic War. There's nothing else like it on earth.
A combination of Punic War and Pennsylvania, the Pennsic War is a 17-day reunion of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) (yep, that’s the name) an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating an authentic—and they mean authentic—pre-17th century European experience.
In other words, it’s a time portal to the Middle Ages.