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

Volunteering at Pennsic



Volunteer Coordinator

Lady Amarie de St. Denis


Greetings to the populace from Lady Amarie de St. Denis, Pennsic 49 Volunteer Coordinator!

Pennsic War is entirely conducted by volunteers, from the Mayor on down. The tasks required to carry out such a huge enterprise is staggering. Some volunteers are on site setting up weeks before we open, giving up their vacations to set up our “home”. After we open, a vast multitude of tasks need volunteers to make Pennsic run.

Pennsic needs help from all of you! If everyone gave an hour, there would not be enough jobs to go around. There are volunteering opportunities for everyone – walking, driving, sitting; under cover and out and about; engaging with the public and behind the scenes; and tasks that will give you a workout and tasks that are clerical. My job is to encourage people to volunteer and to match you up with the areas around Pennsic that can use your talents and service. If you are as excited as we are about all the activities Pennsic offers, I implore you to please consider offering an hour or two of your time back!

Volunteer NOW!

If, like me, you are just raring to get to Pennsic and do service, you can sign up beforehand to volunteer: Use our on-line Volunteer Form below to let us know what positions you would like to learn more about, or to sign up if you know which department(s) you are interested in working for.

Volunteer OFTEN!

If you already know what department you are interested in volunteering for, you can go directly to that service point to sign up there when you get to War. If you don’t, and just want to help where you’re needed, locations with open shifts at the various service points will be posted everyday on a whiteboard outside of Town Hall, as well as on the Pennsic War Facebook page, and you can always check in at the various service points.

Thank you in advance for making OUR Pennsic War a success! I look forward to seeing and meeting many of you.

We many work so we all can play,

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