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

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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