I was beyond honored to be chosen by the Crown of AEthelmearc to be one of its Champions on this "field of battle". The experience was incredible and I hope that this competition will become a permanent part of future wars.
Our team had a Facebook group that allowed the artisans to collaborate, assist each other and give feedback in the months that lead up to Pennsic. Working collectively like this was wonderful and allowed everyone to best present their wares during the competition. I think that there should be more opportunities for artisans to work collaboratively like this because it really does encourage growth and give you ideas to help strengthen weak spots.
The East/Middle won the war point, but all of the entries were quality. A few things really blew my mind to see them. I already look forward to seeing the offerings of next years chosen Champions!