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

Pre-registering for Disability Services

 

On-line registration is currently open.


Medical Device / Scooter Recharging

Electrical charging for medical devices and scooters is available at several different locations around Pennsic.

Disability Camping and a few other campsites have electrical outlets. Electrical outlets in public areas, buildings, and Pennsic department tents are not for public use. Some departments may allow you to charge devices while you are volunteering for them.

If you will be camping in an area that does not have electricity and will need to recharge scooters or batteries for medically necessary devices, please visit Disability Services at Pennsic.

Pre-register for electrical charging time

Please remember that power outages may occur, so a constant electrical supply cannot be guaranteed.

Read more about operating CPAP machines at Pennsic, and options for recharging batteries (including solar and wind)


Handicapped-accessible Porta-john Placement

There are a limited number of handicapped accessible porta-john units, many of which will be placed in heavily traveled areas.

If you will not be camping in the Disabilities Camping Area and need one of these units near your campsite, you must let us know by July 20, 2020 so that we can try to honor your request. After July 20, please visit Disability Services at Pennsic.

Request placement of an accessible Porta-john

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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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