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

How do I get a camping space?

    There are two types of camping at Pennsic: single and group camping.

    Single camping

  • Camping space is set aside for those individuals or families who do not have a registered group to camp with. You can find out what spaces are still available when you check in.
  • Single campers are not required to pre-register, but it will save you time and money at check-in.
  • When you arrive at Pennsic, you will be informed what blocks in the campsite still have space for single camping.
  • Single campers who arrive together may camp together. You may not save spaces for your friend(s) arriving later.
  • Single campers cannot check in before Sunday of Land Grab weekend.
  • If you prefer to have a confirmed camping space, you have the option of registering as a Group (of 1) and going through the land allotment process below. You will need to arrive on the Land Grab weekend (Friday / Saturday).

    Groups go through a land allotment process to determine where their campsite will be

  • Group registration takes place from January 1 - June 23.
  • Any group of people can request a campsite at Pennsic – SCA local branches, households, friends with common interests, extended family, etc
  • Every group must have one person to act as their Land Agent. The Land Agent must be able to attend Land Grab weekend to claim and stake out the group's land.      
  • Each group's campsite size is determined by the number of people who have pre-registered to camp with them.
  • The Cooper's Lake Campground pre-registration form has a space to indicate the name of the group you are camping with.
  • You must be in touch with the group's land agent before pre-registering to camp with the group. The agent will give you the official registered name of the group, to avoid any confusion during the allotment process

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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