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Greetings from the Staff of The Pennsic Independent! This year, you are ALL the Staff of The Pennsic Independent! Welcome to your edition, your stories, your amazing tales of perseverance, creation, battles, encampments, parties, and the monumental effort we are all part of in order to have fun! Click READ MORE to find out how to contribute!!!

Interview with Sedalia

Maggie Rue

Editor-in-Chief, PI

Sedalia MacNare, twice Queen of the East, once EK Seneschal, and first Society Seneschal wants to be remembered most for shaping how Pennsic has developed over the years. As Autocrat (Mayor) of Pennsic six times and major deputy staff for several more, her experiences are uncountable. Still, there are many memories this legendary figure was able to share with us.

Classifieds Aug 11, 2023


Thieves - you are not stealing from a big greedy company but from individuals who work hard & pay a lot to bring unique & useful items to sell at Pennsic. Parents, if your child shows up with something you suspect they stole & you do nothing, you are as guilty as your child!


Mobility scooter repair. Block E10, Great Dark Horde. Ask for Dirk.


Fast and affordable mending and alterations at Historic Trade, merchant block #182


New Management at Pennsic Independent

As many read in yesterday’s issue about our Despôtissa Heirusalem Crystoma’s retirement, and stepping down from our much-respected Pennsic Independent, we just wanted to let you know that your beloved newspaper will return next year under new management. A new partnership, Pennsic Papers Partners, formed from long-time workers of the PI, will be running the show.

Classic OG

Originally published at Pennsic 41, 2012 Common Era


Let us drink to the mundane world! For fifty weeks we live there. Sometimes it gets it right. Every time I get to the big city I find a new and interesting brewpub. Yes, I look for them. Wine bars are becoming more common. Local wines are very good and normally cheap. We do not have a meadery…yet. But I can order a mead and they know what I am talking about and can find one on the shelf.

Classifieds Aug 10, 2023


Armored Push-Up Competition. Fri 8/11 9am Fort.


Mobility scooter repair. Block E10, Great Dark Horde. Ask for Dirk.


Fast and affordable mending and alterations at Historic Trade, merchant block #182


Gawain and the Green Knight. A master storyteller’s rendition of the epic tale of knightly virtue, magic, and temptation. Performing Arts Tent, Thursday 3pm.


The Story of Eislinn’s War

In the words of

Duke Sir Talymar gan y Llyn

Recorded and transcribed by

Taran na Ceol

You probably know that [Eislinn and I] were king and queen at Pennsic 16. She had contracted breast cancer when my son Brian was born. ... She went into remission and we thought everything was okay. And she wanted to be War Queen; she was Winter Queen the first time. She asked me to fight, and I won Crown Tournament.

Her Last Pennsic: Heirusalem Crystoma Prepares to Step Down

By Lorita deSiena

Feature Reporrter PI

Despotissa Heirusalem Crystoma has been working for Pennsic newspapers since Pennsic 21. Sadly, this year is her last, as she is stepping down as publisher and will not be returning to Pennsic. She asked me to tell her story, which I am honored to do—after all, my current career is thanks to her. It was because of my years of experience writing for the Independent that I now have a job as a journalist back home. I owe her this much at least.