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

Pennsic Town Criers


hornHead of Town Criers



Town Criers' operate out of the Town Hall tent, located across from the Camp Store.

Office hours are 11 am to 4 pm, starting Wednesday, July 29 through Thursday, August 6. When we are closed you can leave a message at Info Point.

We post notices on the 26 signboards stationed throughout the town areas of Pennsic. Signboards are located at many of the bus stops and intersections around the campground, so there is sure to be one you pass by daily. These are updated daily with information from the Mayor, Bus Routes, and Official Event Notices. Please do not take notices or maps off the boards - take a photo for reference if you'd like.

Voice Town Criers cry the camp with announcement, when we have volunteer heralds available.

To volunteer for crying the camp or working at the table, please see below.

Submitting Announcements

If you need an announcement posted or heralded, please see us during our office hours.

For advance approval before Pennsic, notices can be emailed to the Town Criers. They will take a look and approve notices or suggest edits before you spend time and money printing announcements, and putting them in sheet protectors.

About Announcements/Notices for Town Crier Boards

All Notices must be posted on the boards by the Town Criers. Any other notices will be removed. Please do not post notices yourself - bring them to us and we'll do the work.

Notices are for official Pennsic events only. If the event or performance is in the site book, and does not charge money, this is most likely an official event.

Notices should be delivered to the Town Criers office no later than three days before the event/performance date. We prefer to keep notices posted for least two days.


We need volunteers to cry the camp.

We also need Desk Volunteers to help with the paper postings. Spend your volunteer time in a shaded chair with a cool breeze blowing and we have places to recharge electronics while you volunteer!

You can email us about volunteering in advance or sign up at the Town Crier table in Town Hall.

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