24th April 2020


G’Day Everyone,

COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.

When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.


This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmearc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.


As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.


It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.

If you desire a refund, please go to and log into your pre-registration account.


Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.




Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
Pennsic 49

Middle Eastern Arts and Dance



Dean of the School of Middle Eastern Arts

Dame Hroony Rognvaldsdottir (OP, OL)


Welcome to all new and long-time friends!

This promises to be another exciting year, from language to performance, self care, history, and music to feed the body, mind, and soul. Once again we will have an amazing Hafla (party) for all to celebrate and gather in friendship.

Thank you to all who are sharing your passions and knowledge with us, as well as those who come to learn and have fun. PLEASE REMEMBER to BRING WATER to all classes and activities!

Throughout the years, this community has put so much heart into our space. Last year we danced under a new tent on an amazing floor. Our walls support some of the most beautiful banners, I can’t wait to see you all there, so please come by and take classes, dance, sing, play, speak, learn, but most of all, be part of this diverse community.

We have a Facebook presence, please join us at Pennsic Middle Eastern Activities.


Class Listings and Locations

The Middle Eastern Tent is located on the Great Middle Highway, across from Runestone Park (see map).

Middle Eastern activities take place throughout Pennsic: Private Camps, Merchants, Pennsic University, Bog University, the youth tents, and of course the Middle Eastern Tent. Double-check the class location before coming!

Some classes may not be listed in the Pennsic Event Guidebook, so please also use the online Pennsic University schedule, and visit University Point to see the updated schedule.


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