Newcomers' Activities



Newcomers' Point Coordinator

Lady Margaret Lad


Will this be your first Pennsic – or your first SCA event?

Pennsic is a huge event with a lot of different sights, sounds, and activities. For someone new, it can be a bit overwhelming, and will certainly raise a lot of questions. Not to fear, help is here! We have several options to help make your Pennsic fantastic with classes and a social just for newcomers, and Newcomers' Point where you can drop in and ask questions. Please feel free to come by the Point or the Newcomers' Class Tent anytime just to visit, if you are in the area.

Newcomers' Point

Newcomers' Point is a place where newcomers can feel comfortable, ask questions, and learn more about Pennsic and the SCA in general. We will also be able to help newcomers get involved with their local group after Pennsic.

Location: in the same Tent as the Pennsic Watch, on the corner of Brewer's Road and Dragon Trace, across from Troll. (see map)

Hours: Sunday, July 31st through Thursday, August 11th

  • July 31 - August 4: 11 am to 3 pm

  • August 5 - August 8: 10 am to 6 pm

  • August 9 - August 11: 11 am to 4 pm

If you are interested in signing up to volunteer at Newcomers Point, please signup here.

If you have questions about volunteering at Newcomers Point, please send an email to newcomers point.

Newcomers' Class Track at Pennsic University

There will once again be a special Newcomers' track of classes offered through Pennsic University. These classes will mostly be geared towards those who are new to the SCA, but will also have helpful information for those who are new to Pennsic.

Please check the Pennsic Event Guide or online at Pennsic University to see which classes will be offered each day.

Location: the Newcomers' Class Tent (A&S tent #20), located at the corner of Chandler's Road and St. Lawrence Way, close to the Great Hall.

Hours: Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 3rd through Tuesday, August 9th, and be scheduled during the hours of 10 am to 5 pm.

Newcomers' Social - Sunday, August 7th, 1 - 2pm

This year the Newcomers Activities Staff will host a Newcomers' Social. Newcomers are encouraged to come and meet other Newcomers as well as Chatelaines from around the Known World and ask questions.

Location: Newcomers' Class Tent / A&S #20

For those of you who are not new to the SCA or Pennsic, if you are able to take a little bit of time to support these activities for our newcomers, we will be incredibly appreciative. Let's work together to make this Pennsic amazingly special for newcomers! For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to help, please send an email to newcomers  point.

For More information please see Pennsic FAQ

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