Message and Update from the Mayor Pennsic 49

G'Day Everyone,


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


(full details in the Site Rules and Exit Rules)

Water Spigots

Hoses attached to water spigots must be equipped with a backflow preventor and a y-connector (both sold at the camp store). This allows you to always leave one open spot for the next person to connect a hose. Do not dump waste water into the lake, stream, or at the water spigots – dig a waste water sump in your camp (not more than 3 feet deep). You must fill in all pits and trenches before you leave the event; the Coopers can provide extra dirt, if you need it.


    Do not use hay or straw as rushes or ground cover without the express permission of the Cooper's Lake Campground management. If permission is granted, hay/straw is available for sale at the camp store. Hay bales from the battlefield are not for common use, and may not be removed. At the end of War, rake used straw into a pile, and leave unopened straw bales next to the nearest road to your camp.

Construction projects

    No structure may be taller than 16 feet. The Campground management and Pennsic staff reserve the right to order dismantled any project which, in their judgement, are deemed unsafe, unsightly, or pose an unacceptable risk of injury or property damage.

Garbage disposal

    You must bag your trash and take it to the nearest dumpster; lumber and unused firewood should be stacked at the nearest road to your camp - not taken to the dumpsters. Do not abandon any large items (furniture, mattresses, old tents, etc.) in your campsite. You are responsible for removing oversized items from the campground; the rubbish service employed by the Campground will not take them.

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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