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Frequently Asked Questions on Visiting / First-Timers


This is my first time. What should I bring?
Check out my pack list.

I'd like to visit for just a day/weekend. Can I do that?
Yes, but you must pay the full site fee (up to $135) to cover your stay for the entire event. In other words, you cannot just "day-trip." The only way to get in is to be a fully paid, fully registered participant of the event regardless of how long you actually stay.

Do you have to be a member of the S.C.A. to participate?
No. Membership is not required at this time, though it may be in the future. Non-members must pay a higher fee, supposedly for extra liability insurance. You may be interested to know that a significant percentage of attendees (maybe 30% or more) are not members.

Do SCA members receive a discount?
Yes. There is a nominal (about $20) discount for being a member of the S.C.A. Note that you must provide proof of membership which can be a member card or copy of your kingdom newsletter. It must show proof that your membership is current. In the past there has been a membership signup booth on-site allowing you to register and get the discount immediately, however this booth is not open every day of war.

Where can I get current information?
There are many on-line resources for information. If you have a specific question you might want to try posting to the Pennsic Tribes board at www.tribe.net, or to the Usenet group rec.org.sca (a.k.a. "The Rialto"). Schedules for battles and classes are available in a booklet handed out at Troll.

Do I have to pre-register to attend?
Pre-registration is not a requirement, however there are some advantages such as a discount on your site fee. For more details on pre-registration, see this page.

Can I get into Pennsic War as a member of the Press?
Yes, there is a Media Liaison you need to contact in order to arrange for a press pass and an escort. Contact the S.C.A. several weeks before Pennsic War to make arrangements.

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