Message and Update from the Mayor Pennsic 49

G'Day Everyone,

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The year 2020 has been one that we will remember for the rest of our lives for many reasons. Some, because of loved ones we have lost, some because for the first time we have seen the world in turmoil and some because we have been unable to relax and do the things we would normally do. Whatever the reason is, we will get through this together.

It is not my job to interpret the reasons for everything that has happened in 2020, apart from my personal view that I can’t wait for 2020 to just sod off!!

But I digress, this short note is to keep you up to date with where we are for Pennsic 49 in 2021. In November, the Pennsic Staff group, the Coopers Management Group, and I had a joint physical and zoom meeting to discuss the way forward for Pennsic 49. The single message you need to transmit and the message you need to take from the meeting is that we are continuing to plan on having Pennsic 49 in July/Aug 2021 at Coopers Lake Campground.

The Pennsic Staff and Coopers Management are working jointly on plans to make Pennsic 49 as safe as it can possibly be for attendees. This will mean some changes to the way we do things, but we are committed to making those changes as seamless and simple as possible so that Pennsic 49 can happen and we can all have a great relaxing holiday and Pennsic War.

I want to thank you all for your support and most of all for your curtailing of the rumour mill, which I have to say has been nothing short of amazing. I will continue to be transparent in our planning and keep you informed so that any decisions we make will be understood and not a surprise to people.

As more things line up, I will update you all so that you can be kept informed and plan your Pennsic 49 journey to once again celebrate together in friendship and combat. Thanks again and please have a happy and safe Christmas and New year. Gregory of Lochswan Mayor Pennsic War 49

Pennsic Information Services

 

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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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