PENNSIC 49 – COVID 19 UPDATE

24th April 2020

 

G’Day Everyone,

COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.

When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.

 

This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmearc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.

 

As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.

 

It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.

If you desire a refund, please go to www.cooperslake.com and log into your pre-registration account.

 

Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.

 

Yours,

 

Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
Mayor
Pennsic 49

Dates of Future Pennsic Wars

 

augustPennsic Wars start at the end of July, and run for 17 days. The end date is the second full weekend in August.

Opening day of Pennsic may be as early as July 24 or as late as July 30.

(Historical Note: prior to 2007, Pennsic War used to begin and end one week later than it now does.)

 


For your planning convenience, the first table below lists the dates of future Pennsics through Pennsic 66.

Note: These dates may be subject to change. Changes are usually advertised well in advance.

The second table lists all possible starting and ending dates for Pennsic.

 

Modern
Year
SCA 
Year
Pennsic War 
Number
Troll 
Opens
Troll 
Closes
Event Site 
Closes
2020 55 PW 49 24-Jul 6-Aug 9-Aug
2021 56 PW 50 30-Jul 12-Aug 15-Aug
2022 57 PW 51 29-Jul 11-Aug 14-Aug
2023 58 PW 52 28-Jul 10-Aug 13-Aug
2024 59 PW 53 26-Jul 8-Aug 11-Aug
2025 60 PW 54 25-Jul 7-Aug 10-Aug
2026 61 PW 55 24-Jul 6-Aug 9-Aug
2027 62 PW 56 30-Jul 12-Aug 15-Aug
2028 63 PW 57 28-Jul 10-Aug 13-Aug
2029 64 PW 58 27-Jul 9-Aug 12-Aug
2030 65 PW 59 26-Jul 8-Aug 11-Aug
2031 66 PW 60 25-Jul 7-Aug 10-Aug

 

Start date (Friday) End date (Sunday)
24-Jul 9-Aug (earliest that Pennsic can start)
25-Jul 10-Aug
26-Jul 11-Aug
27-Jul 12-Aug
28-Jul 13-Aug
29-Jul 14-Aug
30-Jul 15-Aug (latest that Pennsic can start)

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