The Pennsic Independent is currently seeking individuals for the following paid and/or volunteer positions.
Check the Urchin page for more info.
Web Reporter The Pennsic Independent is in need of Web Reporters to report on Pennsic news prior to and after Pennsic. Reporters should have some experience in creating reports or writing news. Reporters would both accept assignments and seek out Pennsic news. Reporters must be able to work on a deadline. Contact the Publisher.
Purchase a full- or partial-page display ad, or an unclassified or personal ad, in the Pennsic Independent print and PDF editions.
Merchants, it is time to start planning for Pennsic! Woo Hoo!
Studies show that advertising can increase sales by 25% to 75%. If you have never advertised before, you may wish to consider it this War.
In the past, when you have advertised with the Pennsic Independent, you have reached more than 5,000 readers each day of the War!
One of the first things checked each day (after the Head Count) are the Display Ads. As we all know, shopping is an unofficial War activity. So many things can be found at the War that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. Our readers are looking for you, to see what you have and what you might have for sale.
We are continuing to increase our readership and to make your advertising dollars even more valuable to you. We are also making it easier to submit and pay for your ads. In order to do this, we are:
One column inch in the Pennsic Independent is approximately 3- 1/2" wide by 1" tall.
Prices are per column inch, approximately 3 1/2" wide by 1" tall
Display advertising rates have changed from last year to better reflect our costs for printing. You may wish to take advantage of our "Early Bird" rates, which reflect a significant discount on our standard rates.
2014 Early Bird Rates
These rates are effective until July 22, 2014, and are based on your order and payment date, regardless of when you submit your actual ad.
$8.50 per column inch
(Discounts for four or more days)
Also, in consideration of the amount of time it takes to prepare ads with graphics, we have added a $10 graphic set up charge to those ads requiring extensive set up at War. To avoid this charge, please get your graphic ads in before July 31.
Please contact Lady Lada with any questions.
$9.00 per column inch
(Discounts for four or more days)
Midnight Madness Shopping Guide: $12 per column inch. Merchants are limited to four column inches for the shopping guide.
The Midnight Madness Shopping Guide is a huge success!
The section is two pages of special Midnight Madness advertising appended to the Wednesday paper for convenient shopping. This makes it easy for shoppers to find just what they are looking for!
In order to give every merchant an opportunity to buy ad space in this special section, we are limiting the amount of space to four column inches per merchant. Space is available on a first-come, first served basis, so reserve yours early!
Space in this section is $10 per column inch.
To reserve your Midnight Madness ad space, bring your check made out to The Pennsic Independent to The Pennsic Independent offices at Pennsic War 34.
There is no need to send in your ad copy now. Copy is due to the Pennsic Independent office (located at the top of Rune Stone Hill, caty-corner to Midrealm Royal Encampment on the Great Middle Highway) by 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2004.
Contact Sarah Rogers (aka: Heirusalem Crystoma) with any questions you may have.
Purchase Classified ads to print in the Pennsic Independent and online during the war! Pay via PayPal! It’s easy!
NOTE: The deadline for classified ads is 1:00 pm (EST) on the date prior to publication. We will try to get ads submitted after the deadline into the earliest possible publication. However, if you submit an ad after the deadline, please do not expect to see it in the next day's issue! Thank you!
Unclassified Advertising Prices-Online Prices
$0.07 per character
Urchins are some of the most important people to the newspaper at Pennsic. An Urchin is generally a young person, twelve years old or older, who sells newspapers around the campgrounds. Urchins receive 10¢ for each paper they sell, as well as any tips they receive. We also offer cool bonuses for our top performers.
Read the rules with your parents. You can e-mail the Circulation department of the paper to let us know you want to be an Urchin. Then, when you arrive at Pennsic, come to the newspaper office with a parent and have them sign a permission form for you to sell papers. You don't have to sell papers every day, but the more days you sell them, the more money you will make and more bonuses you can earn.
Selling begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of the event. The final selling day is the last Saturday of Pennsic. Urchins can report in and pick up a route from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All Urchins should complete selling and report back in by 3:00 p.m.
Each Urchin who sells at least 25 papers each day they sell will recieve a coupon for cool FREE stuff from various Pennsic Merchants when they report in. These coupons can be taken to the merchant and redeemed for the bonus. So far, our bonuses include a free Urchin glass bead necklace from By My Hand, and 5 free Fairy Coins from Starhammer Arts. We are working with other merchants to get more bonuses.
We are working on plans for an Urchin Party sometime during Pennsic. We need at least two Parents to help with this party. If your Mom or Dad is interested in helping with the party, please contact Circulation.
Our Urchins are very important to us. This year, the Circulation Manager/Urchin Wrangler (Aurora) will have a daughter at the War who will be an Urchin. The health, safety and happiness of each urchin is essential to their enjoyment of the position. Therefore, we have some rules each Urchin is required to understand and abide by. As parents, we are sure you will understand our concern and help your child to understand and follow these rules before signing the permission form. Thank you.