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 register for the event?



Pre-registration opens on January 1st. Pre-registration is not required, but there are several advantages to doing so:

  • A group's campsite size is based on how many people pre-register (paid) to camp with them, so if you pre-register to camp with a group they will have more space for you.
  • Adults who pre-pay save on the gate fees.
  • It will speed up your check-in, since your information will already be in the computer

You can pre-register in one of three ways:

  • Mail in a pre-registration form
    • Download a form from the Coopers' Lake website.
    • Forms must be received by May 31st -- be sure to allow enough time for delivery.
    • Pay by check or money order.
  • On-line prepaid registration
    • The deadline is June 19th, 11:59 pm EDT.
    • Pay with a credit card.
    • Registrations cannot be transferred to another person
  • On-line unpaid pre-registration
    • The deadline is July 5th, 11:59 pm EDT
    • Pay at the door with cash or a credit/debit card
    • Note: no land is allotted to groups for unpaid pre-registrations

At the Door Registration:

If you aren't able to pre-register by the deadlines, you can still register when you arrive at Pennsic. "Single" camping sites will be available for those who have not made arrangements to camp in a group's campsite.

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