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The Crown Province of Østgarðr is the greater New York City chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a not-for-profit educational and social organization dedicated to re-creating aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture. You can read more about the SCA at “About Us.” If you have any questions or want to get involved, email our newcomers’ officer. You can find links to our Facebook group, mailing list, and local sub-chapters at “Getting Involved.”

Come and Meet the Viceregal Candidates Tonight!

Join us for a virtual meet the candidates night for the upcoming Viceregal polling.

Where: Online via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ezo-fdtg-ivh
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪976 380 785 1017‬#When: Sunday, January 23 · 6:00 – 8:00pm

At the virtual meet the candidates nights the populace will have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions directly or they can submit questions to Suuder and myself ahead of time at
viceregents at ostgardr.eastkingdom dot org. We will keep all questions submitted ahead of time anonymous

Everyone is welcome to attend and quiz the candidates on all things from their views on various SCA topics to what their favorite ice cream flavor is.


Look forward to seeing as many of there as possible.

Come and Compete in the Østgarðr Bardic Championships

As the nights draw longer and the cold sets in it is considered tradition to join among the fire and tell stories. We sing songs, hold hands, and give words to the thoughts within our hearts; all in the hope that the long nights will become shorter and the sunlight will grow hot.

In the middle of these long nights, our imaginations run. We speak of spectres from the past, of myths, legends, and the creatures that walk under the moon and stars. We give voices to the things we see and hear, but cannot reason.

For Deck the Halls of Valhalla, we invite all bards to tell us their best winter themed stories. Speak to us of your own spectres, creatures, myths and legends to entertain us in the long night. Whether you seek to compete, to share your songs and tales or simply to listen and admire the tales of others, come and join us for…

The Østgarðr Provincial Bardic Championships

at Deck the Halls of Valhalla, an ethereal event hosted by the Canton of Broken Bridge

Where: Online via Google Meet at http://meet.google.com/kji-wfai-tkb

When: Saturday, January 29th – event begins at 6:00 p.m. EST, The Bardic Championship begins at 7:30 p.m. EST

Full Event Detail: https://www.eastkingdom.org/event-details/?eid=3774


Bardic Competition Rules

This year our Viceregents and Bardic Champion will be judging on several parameters for the competition. Two winners will be chosen from the competition: best populace performance and the new Østgarðr Bardic Champion.

Storytelling

Those that wish to compete to be the next champion must tell a story. The story can be in spoken word or in song. The story will be defined as: a piece of entertainment with a beginning, middle, and end. Historical documentation is not required, only that the song is appropriate for the theme of the event. Bonus points will be given for those that have short explanations or context for their piece and performance. Explanations/context must stay under 30 seconds to be considered for bonus points.

Contestants will need to keep performances under 5 minutes due to time constraints of the event.

Visual Components

Your camera is your stage! Those that choose to participate will also be judged on the visual components of their entry; this will include backdrop props, outfits, puppets, and everything in between. The quality of your webcam or microphone will not be considered for judging. Bonus points will be given for entrants that coordinate their visual components with the theme of the event.

There are no prerequisites for joining the competition, and participation in the competition is purely optional. There will be a bardic circle afterwards hosted by Nobilis Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo.

We look forward to seeing you at Deck the Halls of Valhalla!

  • Catelin Straquihin, Armiger and 2019 Bardic Champion

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Jan 17th – 30th

This week is full of commons and other virtual gatherings…

Wed. 1/197 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details Link
Sun. 1/2311 a.m. –
1 p.m.
Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details Link
Sun. 1/23 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Meet the Østgarðr Viceregal Candidates #1
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details Link

And next week…

Thu.
1/27
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Meet the Østgarðr Viceregal Candidates #2
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Link
Sat.
1/29
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.Event: Deck the Halls of Valhalla
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Link

Meet the Viceregal Candidates

Greetings to Our beloved Populace,

With the new year here, we are heading full swing into the Viceregal succession polling. We are excited and proud to see three slates of candidates who have stepped forward with desire to be the next Viceregents of .

We will hold 2 virtual meet the candidates nights:
Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm

These will be held via Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ezo-fdtg-ivh

We are going to do our best to get these recorded and shared with the populace so anyone who may not be able to attend can view them later. We will post details to virtual meetings shortly.

At the virtual meet the candidates nights the populace will have an opportunity to ask the candidates questions directly or they can submit questions to Suuder and myself ahead of time at viceregents@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org We will keep all questions submitted ahead of time anonymous.

Everyone is welcome to attend and quiz the candidates on all things from their views on various SCA topics to what their favorite ice cream flavor is.

Look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

In service,
Lada and Suuder

East Kingdom Remains Remote Only

Good evening East Kingdom Populace,

Their Majesties and Their Highnesses, with the Office of the Seneschal, thank the Kingdom for your support regarding the decision to close down all in-person activities until January 17th.

Therefore, we have decided to extend the shut-down of all in-person activities in the East Kingdom for two additional weeks, through February 1st. We will meet on January 31st and will have an update on February 1st. We are in touch with the staff for events in the first two weeks of February at this time.

As always, we urge East’s Tyger populace to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear good masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill or if someone you’ve recently been in close contact with becomes ill. We look forward to seeing folks in person soon.

In service to the Kingdom,
Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Kingdom Seneschal
Audrye Beneyt, Kingdom Seneschal-Elect
Ioannes II and Honig II, Emperor and Empress
Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi, Heirs to the Tyger Throne

Reposted from the East Kingdom Facebook Group 1/16/2022

Come to the January Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class

Welcome to the new year! Brokenbridge commons will be at 11am on the 23rd!

The first hour will be commons. The second hour (starting around 12pm) will be a class taught by Arnora Ketilsdottir:

Japanese Stab Binding

A simple yet elegant form of bookbinding, Japanese stab binding is a great introduction in to book binding. Come and learn the art of trying not to stab yourself in the finger.

Minimum tools needed to following along: paper, a needle, and string/embroidery floss/ribbon/thread. Optional: Scissors, ruler, and an awl.

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/nrt-pavb-gdp

Join us for the January Provincial Commons Meeting

Please join our regularly scheduled 3rd Wednesday of the month social and business meeting! Meet the new seneschal, as well as new and returning officers.

Also on the agenda, upcoming events, including the successful bid for coronation! There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteering.

The call begins at 7pm. The business meeting will be called to order at 7:30pm. Socializing will continue after the meeting.

You may join the Google Meet by web browser, by app, or by plain old telephone. Here is the link for the meeting:https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Jan 10th – 23rd

Check out the activities in the province this week…

Fri. 1/147:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details Link
Sat. 1/158 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar: Finger Loop Braiding Make and Take!
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details Link

and next week…

Wed. 1/197 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details Link
Sun. 1/2311 a.m. – 1 p.m.Brokenbridge Virtual Commons and Arts & Sciences class
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details Link

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Jan 3rd – 16th

This week in Østgarðr we have…

Thu. 1/67 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Whyt Whey Virtual Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

and next week…

Fri. 1/147:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat. 1/158 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details to Follow