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

Siege Weapons

 

siegeSiege Marshal in Charge

TH Lady Rosalia Iuliana Andre

 

Official siege activity at Pennsic 48 will be limited to the Main Battlefield. In case of disputes, the Pennsic 48 Marshal-in-Charge will make the final call.


Marshals

All Siege Marshals must wear eye protection, such as protective shatterproof eye-wear or a helm. Siege marshals should wear a standard black marshal's tabard and carry a marshal's staff. If you are going to marshal in armor then wear a marshal's tabard over the armor. If wearing a helmet, a drape or other distinctive marking is required to differentiate you from a fighter on the field.

All Siege Marshals must wear eye protection such as protective shatterproof eye wear or a helm. Siege Marshals should wear a standard black marshal's tabard and carry a marshal's staff. If you are going to marshal in armor wear a marshal's tabard over the armor. If wearing a helmet, a drape or other distinctive marking is required to differentiate you from a fighter on the field. Please be at Marshals' Point 45 minutes prior to any battle you will be marshaling. All meetings for siege marshals will be posted at Inspection Point.


Rules

Society siege rules will be used for governing all siege activities unless otherwise stated in the Pennsic 48 Siege Rules. (Note: These rules are from Pennsic 47, please consult the Siege Marshall in Charge for any changes)

Note: There may be additional changes to scenarios, rules, and schedules; these will be posted at Inspection Point.


Schedule

The Combined Armored/Rapier Siege War Point Battle will take place on Friday, August 8.

Siege weapons will also used in the Bridge Battle on Thursday, August 7.

See the Pennsic University Class Schedule for siege-related classes.


Inspection

LOCATION CHANGE - Siege engine inspections will take place in the Southeast corner of the battlefield per usual. However, siege projectile inspections will take place at the Siege Tent at the West end of the row of Marshals' tents.

All siege engines wishing to participate in official marshal activities at Pennsic 48 must be inspected during one of the official inspection times. Siege projectiles are welcome during the official inspection times, with re-inspection following any battle that includes siege. All projectiles must have the day's inspection paint.

Siege inspection will take place on the South Battlefield during the middle weekend:

  • Friday, Aug 2 at 3 - 6 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 3 at 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday, Aug 4 at 5 - 8 pm

Get your engines and structures inspected at Pennsic early, so that if you have a problem you will have time to get it fixed and re-inspected. Inspection hours will close on time. Do not expect any pre-battle inspections of engines or munitions to be available.Test your engine and inspect all ammunition before you bring it to Pennsic. Check all of your gear: make sure all of your equipment, bolts, rocks, ropes, string, cables, engine, frame and wheels etc. are in good order.

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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