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 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.




Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
Pennsic 49

Water Point



Waterbearers Coordinator (Water 1)

Lady Catherine O'herlihy 


Water Point is on the battlefield and open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.


Volunteers are always welcome before, during, and after the battles to rinse and fill water jugs and to collect the empties from the field. We also need volunteers to help bring water to the fighters and spectators during battles.

This is a great way to earn a service point for the war effort! Thank you for your help – without your assistance, we would have a lot more hydration issues throughout the War.

Mornings: come 1.5 hours before the start of each day's War Point battles (armored and rapier) to fill and distribute water bottles.

Afternoons: come for a few hours after each day's final battle, to collect, clean and refill bottles.

Please remember these simple rules for watering during battles:

  • Marshals are in charge - always follow their directives.
  • No live steel on the field.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes on the field
  • You must be 18 to carry water to fighters on the field. Minors may help provide water to people on the sidelines.

We appreciate any and all help that we get during the week, and the fighters do, too!

Tourney Organizers

If you are running tourneys on the smaller list fields and require water, please make arrangements with us ahead of time so we can set some up for you. The more notice we have, the better prepared we can be.

Bullying Policy

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT 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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