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

Water Point



Waterbearers Coordinator (Water 1)

Lady Catherine O'herlihy 


Water Point is on the battlefield and open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.


Volunteers are always welcome before, during, and after the battles to rinse and fill water jugs and to collect the empties from the field. We also need volunteers to help bring water to the fighters and spectators during battles.

This is a great way to earn a service point for the war effort! Thank you for your help – without your assistance, we would have a lot more hydration issues throughout the War.

Mornings: come 1.5 hours before the start of each day's War Point battles (armored and rapier) to fill and distribute water bottles.

Afternoons: come for a few hours after each day's final battle, to collect, clean and refill bottles.

Please remember these simple rules for watering during battles:

  • Marshals are in charge - always follow their directives.
  • No live steel on the field.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes on the field
  • You must be 18 to carry water to fighters on the field. Minors may help provide water to people on the sidelines.

We appreciate any and all help that we get during the week, and the fighters do, too!

Tourney Organizers

If you are running tourneys on the smaller list fields and require water, please make arrangements with us ahead of time so we can set some up for you. The more notice we have, the better prepared we can be.

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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