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

Scheduling activities in the Great Hall or on Runestone Field


great hallGreat Hall and Runestone Hill Scheduler

Mistress Helena Sibylla


The Great Hall

The Great Hall is used for many activities including Royal Courts, the Children's Fete, and the Known World A&S Display. (This is the new location for activities that were scheduled in the Barn in previous years.)

The Great Hall is located at the intersection of Chandler's Road and Dragon Trace (one block west of Troll and the Watch Tent).





Runestone Field

Located just south of the Midrealm Royal encampment (block W01), Runestone Field is a public area open to all. It is sometimes reserved for private activities such as Peerage vigils.


To Request use of the Great Hall or Runestone Field:

Court and activity organizers must request use of the Great Hall every year. You will not automatically be booked for a "traditional" timeslot.

Please make your request via the Pennsic University "Thing" scheduler

  1. Sign in if you are already registered as a Pennsic University instructor; otherwise, please sign up.
  2. Click on "Your Classes", then on "Request a Class"
  3. Fill out the "Class Information" section
    • For the "Class Title", enter your actitity's name
    • Select an appropriate choice under "Topic" (e.g. Court/Party/Event)
  4. You do not need to fill in the Private Camp, Age Restriction, or Handouts sections
  5. In the "Scheduling Requests" section select the date(s) you are requesting, and enter the exact time of day in the "Scheduling Additional" box
  6. Use the "Special Needs" section to let us know about any other details

Please note: Requests accepted before the publication deadline (May 1st) can be included in the Pennsic Book. We will continue to take requests after the deadline, but those functions will NOT be listed in the on-site book.

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