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

Pennsic Information Services

 

infoDeputy Mayor

Syr Gunther Keg Slayer

Pennsic Information Services division is composed of Information Point, Lost and Found, Pennsic Town Criers, the Media Liaison, the Pennsicwar.org website, Pennsic Social Media (Facebook & Twitter), and the Event guide.


Town Hall

At Pennsic you can find us in the blue and white Town Hall tent, just in front of the camp store (see map):

Town Hall is the home of

As well as:


Information Point

Head of Information Point and Lost & Found
email

 

Information Point will be open from 9 am - 6 pm starting on on Friday, July 24, and closing at noon on Friday, August 7.

We are the folks who have the answers or will help you find them.

  • We can help you find a group's campsite, a specific merchant, or a type of merchant.
  • We have the up-to-date Pennsic schedule with any changes.
  • We have local phone books, and the local weather forecasts.
  • We post the names of those who have messages from the Emergency Phone Line: 724-636-1500

    Please tell people at home to call only in emergencies. Callers must leave a message with your full modern name, your SCA name, the name of the group you are camping with, and the block number. (Make sure they know how to spell all these names!) Message recipients' names are posted on the message board in front of Town Hall - please be sure to check it regularly. We can only attempt to deliver a message in the event of an extreme emergency.


Lost and Found at Information Point

General Lost Items: If you have lost an item, please come to Town Hall/Information Point during open hours (9 am to 6 pm) to see if it has been turned in. Tradition holds that if you are reunited with your lost item, you work a shift at Lost & Found as a thank you.

General Found Items: Please turn in found items at Town Hall/Information Point during normal open hours (9 am to 6 pm).

Specific Lost Items: If you have LOST a Cellphone, a Wallet containing Identification, Vehicle Keys, or Medications OUTSIDE of regular Information Point hours please make your way to the Watch Tent (see map) and notify them of your lost items and your contact information. If your items are turned in we will do our best to re-unite you with them.

Specific Found Items: If you have FOUND a Cellphone, Wallet containing Identification, Vehicle Keys or Medications OUTSIDE of regular Information Point hours please make your way to the Watch Tent (see map) and deposit the found items with them. The Watch will contact the appropriate persons and efforts will be made to re-unite the items with their owners.

We Strongly Suggest that you change the Lock Screen on your phone to DISPLAY your modern name during Pennsic to facilitate the return of your phone should you lose it.

Battlefield Lost and Found items: Items found on the battlefield will be taken to the Marshals' tent on the battlefield. Please check there for lost fighting items. If you are looking for items that were lost last year, please check at Information Point during normal operating hours.


 

Lost and Found Auction

Location: Great Hall on August TBA


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