Pennsic Independent

The Pennsic Independent, a partner site to SCAtoday.net that focuses extensively on the Pennsic War. Pennsic Independent is published on site (in hardcopy) each year during the War, and it is published periodically online during the rest of the year.

Pennsic youth shoot for "chocolate and glory"

Contestants in this year's Youth Archery Championship at Pennsic War competed for bronze pins, chocolate, and honor. The Pennsic Independent has the feature story.

Kingdom of Ealdormere bids farewell to Lady AEvia of Nordengal

The Pennsic Independent has an update on the passing of Lady AEvia of Nordengal, who was found dead this week after having gone missing July 24.

Pennsic Beowulf

 Bo Vanderberg reports that he has posted an album of photos from the production of Beowulf, the Road Show, presented at Pennsic 41. The photos are available on his Flickr website.

Kids win the day at Pennsic fort

Super-soakers, water balloons and squirt guns were the weapons of choice as an army of maurading children attacked the fort, defended by adults, at the recent Pennsic War 41. Features reporter, Mary of Montevale, of the Pennsic Independent, was on hand to chronicle the event. (photo)

Pennsic 41 A&S Exhibit: "A Moveable Feast"

Lady Mary of Montevale, a Feature Reporter for the Pennsic Independent, describes the magnificent array of culinary and other works at the Pennsic Arts and Sciences Display.

Pennsic Independent writers needed

Magestra Nicolaa de Bracton has announced that the Pennsic Independent is seeking to fill several positions at the paper for Pennsic 41.

Major Shift in Alliances for Pennsic

Pennsic XLI is going to be different from any Pennsic before it. For the first time, the traditional opponents, the East Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom, will be fighting as allies, against AEthelmearc, in whose lands Pennsic lies, and Atlantia.

Liam St Liam takes the plunge

Pennsic Independent photographer Liam St. Liam of the East Kingdom will take the plunge again - his eighth - for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York.

Stephen Calvert deGrey placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

THLord Brandubh O'Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that Their Royal Majesties Isenwulf and Rosalinda have placed THLord Stephen Calvert deGrey on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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)

Tigers take Field Battle for last point of Pennsic XL

DonalBane of Blakmers, Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent at Pennsic 40, reports that the East Kingdom and allies were victorious in the final battles of the War.

War declared at Pennsic War XL opening ceremonies

“We assure you this will be the greatest celebration in the history of the Known World,”  said HRM Christopher of Æthelmearc during Opening Ceremonies of the 40th Pennsic War. Battlefield Reporter DonalBane of Blakmers of the Pennsic Independent has the story. (photo)

Pennsic Independent seeks works for review

Ursula the Widow, Reviews Editor for the Pennsic Independent, is seeking SCA-related works of art and literature for review in the Pennsic paper.

East Kingdom wins Pennsic War 39

A very hot and humid Pennsic 39 is over, and the East Kingdom has claimed overall victory of this year's War.

Children's Water Battle reinstated for Pennsic 39

Thanks to a monumental effort on the part of Her Royal Majesty of Aethelmearc, Tessa, and a team of Shadowclans members, the Pennsic Children’s Water Battle will take place after all.

Water Battle Rescue Hoped For

The economy and illness are attempting to take the Children’s Water Battle off the Pennsic schedule. Merriment is a hard thing to kill, though.

Pennsic Children's Water Battle Canceled

Mistress Catherine Aimee Le Moyne, Pennsic University Chancellor, reports the sad news that the Shadow Clans has had to cancel the Children's Water Battle for Pennsic 39.

Pennsic Independent announces publication date changes

Due to changes in the Pennsic Marketplace dates, The Pennsic Independent has changed its publication schedule. They will be publishing from Friday, August 6 to Friday, August 13.

Publisher of medieval hobbyist newspaper purchases Gannett Inc. for US$2.2 billion

The owner of an obscure chain of medieval recreation hobbyist publications has purchased all the assets of media giant Gannett Inc. in an unsolicited, hostile takeover bid that included cash, letters of credit from half a dozen "kingdoms" in which she publishes, and an unspecified quantity of "chocolate Chaucers," apparently some kind of alcoholic beverage.

Pennsic Independent Seeking Review Materials

The Reviews Department of the Pennsic Independent is seeking new SCA-related CDs, books, and other works of art for review in the Pennsic 38 volume of the Pennsic Independent.

A Few Moments With His Majesty of the East

HRM Konrad of the East Kingdom made the unprecedented decision to concede all 37 war points at the beginning of Pennsic War. Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, of the Pennsic Independent, interviewed King Konrad to discuss the reasons for his decision.

Pennsic Independent Offers New Mailing Option

The Pennsic Independent offers a new mail-home subscription option to help with delivery problems.

Pennsic Independent Announces Podcasts

The Pennsic Independent is proud to announce the addition of podcasts.

Midrealm takes Pennsic War

Couldn't make Pennsic but wonder how the battles shook out? The online edition of the Pennsic Independent has the answers with reports from DonalBane of Blakmers

Subscriptions available for Pennsic Independent

Mistress Heirusalem, publisher of the Pennsic Independent reminds those attending - and those NOT attending - this year's Pennsic War, that subscriptions to the daily paper are available online.

New Peers Made at Pennsic

The Pennsic Independent reported on a number of peerages offered and accepted at this year's Pennsic War.

Liam St. Liam's Pennsic 35 Photos Online

Pennsic Independent photographer Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos taken at Pennsic 35.

EMS company given charge of Chirurgeon’s Point at Pennsic

At midnight on Saturday evening (August 12), the SCA Chirurgeonate at Pennsic 35 was informed that their duties were being assumed by a private EMS company, Northwest EMS.

Heirusalem and Cally Eat Out: Eppinger's

On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots around Cooper’s Lake. Heirusalem and Cally from the Pennsic Independent took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.

Heirusalem and Cally Eat Out: Hugger Mugger

On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots near Cooper’s Lake Campground. Heirusalem and Cally from PI took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.