Pennsic War

Sisterhood of the Four Axles at Pennsic 41

Jilly Hitzinger of the Sisterhood of the Four Axles invites roller derby fans to grab their skates and join them during the upcoming Pennsic War.

Newcomer classes at Pennsic 41

Lady Alison Wodehalle, East Kingdom Chatelaine, reports that the Kingdom will sponsor a series of classes targeted for newer SCA members at the upcoming Pennsic War.

Pennsic Hastings Battle 2012

The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and for the last two years at the Pennsic Hastings Battle, the Saxons managed to turn the tides of history back upon themselves, defending the Saxon lands from the Norman invaders!

Annual Tuchux Charity Tournament

Each year during war week, the Tuchux tribe gathers to sponsor a tournament to raise money for charity. This year the tournament is scheduled to take place on the Tuesday of war week immediately following the bridge battles.

Pennsic War Point schedule announced

Dirk Edward of Frisia reports that the Pennsic 41 War Points and Battles schedule is now available to view online or in PDF format.

Pennsic pre-registration deadline June 15

Pre-registration for Pennsic XLI ends June 15, 2012. Anyone wishing to register with an established group must file their registration by this date.

Knowne World A&S Auction and Gala Fundraiser Invitation

Mistress Carolyne and Master Julien de LaPointe, of the East Kingdom, announce that an A&S Auction and Fundraiser will take place August 7, 2012 at the upcoming Pennsic War.

Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson will once again head up the Pennsic Blood Drive effort at the upcoming War. She encourages all to Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War.

Pennsic Mayor responds to concerns about Cooper's Lake hydraulic fracturing contract

The owners of Cooper's Lake Campground, site of the SCA's Pennsic War, have signed a mineral rights contract that allows hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on the property at some future time. The contract has led to concerns from some Pennsic attendees, and a blog post by this year's Pennsic Mayor responding to those concerns.

St. Sebastion's II Archery Shoot at Pennsic 41

Janyn Fletcher has announced that the 2nd annual St. Sebastian's archery shoot at Pennsic 41 will be held on Saturday 4 August, 2012 from 9am - 4pm.

Youth Choir at Pennsic 41

Lady Erlan Nordenskald reports that plans are afoot for a Youth Choir at Pennsic 41.

"CPAPs at Pennsic" updated for 2012

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has updated his article on powering CPAP machines and other medical devices at Pennsic-style camping events with new content and pictures.

Pennsic 41: Invitation to the Enchanted Ground

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow encourages those seeking an authentic Pennsic experience to consider visiting or camping with the Enchanted Ground at the upcoming War.

Knitting Day at Artisan's Row, Pennsic War XLI

SCA knitters attend! A knitting day will be held on Artisan's Row at Pennsic War XLI on Thursday, August 8, 2012.

Pennsic 41 Arts & Sciences Display

Artisans and Craftspeople are once again invited to display their effort, talents & knowledge in the 15th annual Known World Arts & Sciences Display on  Monday, August 6th, at the Pennsic War.

Pennsic University Call For Classes

It's that time again ... Pennsic may feel a lifetime away but it's right around the corner. Deadline for registering classes is May 1, 2012. Earlier is better. Really. It is.

Pennsic 2006 photo albums updated.

Eirik Andersen, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, reports that he has restored his albums of photos from Pennsic War 2006 on his new website.

Pennsic War 41

Pennsic is an annual event, in the guise of a "War", between the Kingdoms of the East and the Middle of the Society for Creative Anachronism Pennsic is also the largest Society event, with attendance in recent years exceeding 10,000.

Pennsic 41 to feature eTroll

In an effort to save paper and expedite arrivals, Pennsic 41 will feature the event's first-ever electronic check-in, or "eTroll." Fred Brezel, who has managed the Pennsic preregistration process for years, announced the change Friday, and he says it has been under development for two years.

Good news for Pennsic 41: No more one-lane bridge

Throughout time immemorial, Pennsic-goers have contended with the traffic pileups at a one-lane bridge on Currie Road leading to the event site. That bridge is, finally, being replaced in the spring of 2012.

Traceable art for scribes

Scribes looking for heraldic images for scrolls, or heralds wishing to help newcomers choose charges, may wish to check out the Pennsic Traceable Art Project created by Ailis Linne.

Pennsic Bridge battle & Allied Champion photos

Ursus of Anglesey has posted another gallery of Pennsic pictures from Thursday, which includes the bridge battles (shot from a tower in the fort) and the Allied Champions battle.

Drachenwald impresses with Pennsic gift basket

It is a tradition for SCA royalty to gift other kingdom royals with a basket of items made by members from Their Kingdom. In 2011, Drachenwald's gift basket to Ealdormere was particularly splendid. Annika Madejska shares photos of items included in the basket on PicasaWeb.

Pennsic Photo Galleries

Ursus of Anglesey has posted a new on-line gallery covering Wednesday at Pennsic, including the Mooselodge Tourney, Children's fête, Battle of Hastings, and a lot of sparring. The new gallery joins others previously posted in the Pennsic XL set.

More Pennsic XL photos and video online

Various photographers and videographers have shared their visions of Pennsic XL by posting their photos online. Included are albums by Dragos Pelikanos, Alda, Barbara, Baroness Bridget, Liam St Liam, Ursus of Anglesey, and Rebecca of Three Rivers. Video by Leohtulf.  

Pennsic XL A&S Display photos online

THL Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh, A&S Display Coordinator for Pennsic XL, reports that she has created an album of photos of the A&S Display that took place at the War. The photos are available in PhotoBucket.

Pennsic XL Closing Court photos online

THL Rowena of the Sleepy Unicorn has posted a wonderful album of photos from Closing Court at Pennsic War XL.

Pennsic XL photos online

Cateline la broderesse of the East Kingdom reports that she has created two albums of photos from Pennsic XL. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

A&S shines at Pennsic XL

There is more to the Pennsic War than battles. Lady Mary of Montevale, Features Reporter for the Pennsic Independent, visited the A&S Exhibit at Pennsic 40 and spoke with some of the artisans. (photos)

Letter from the Chair of the Board of Directors

Leslie Vaughn, Chairman, Board of Directors, SCA, Inc., addresses a variety of topics covered at the recent BoD Meet 'n Greet at Pennsic XL.