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

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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