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

Martial Activities

 

knightsDeputy Mayor  

 Duchess Dagmar Halvdan (OP)

 

Pennsic 49 will have a wide variety of War Point battles and martial competitions, along with non-War Point activities such as tournaments, novelty archery shoots, thrown weapons activities, classes on martial topics, and Youth Combat activities.


General Info

  • During Pennsic, please check the signboards for any changes to the battle/tourney schedules.
  • If you need to locate a member of the Battlefield or Martial Staff, stop by Information Point and they will assist you.
  • There is no parking/driving on the battlefield. Please make arrangements ahead of time for getting fighters, gear, water, etc. up to the field for battle days. Parking or stopping along Currie Road is not an alternative.

    Additional details about martial activities and the battlefield schedule will be posted as Pennsic approaches.

Battle Field Map (To be released)


Martial Activities Coordination Staff

The Martial Activities staff work with the various Marshals-in-Charge of the martial activities presented at Pennsic War. We facilitate the needs of all War Points and scheduled activities -- physical set-up, change-over, and tear-down.

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to assist in our division. If you have ever thought about being a member of the Pennsic War staff, or wish to get a better understanding of the volumes of work needed to make a good vacation for 10,000 people, this can be your opportunity. Please contact the Deputy Mayor or one of the coordinators listed below. We welcome all who wish to serve.

Staff Listing

 

Bullying Policy

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARRASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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