Demo Stream with IndieCade’s “Beyond Screens”

Twitch streamers IndieCade visited with a dozen members of Østgarðr’s populace today in our Canton of Brokenbridge, getting a glimpse of some of the activities we enjoy, including historical research, music, fiber work and costuming, crafting, and sword fighting.

The virtual demonstration was streamed live to Internet viewers, and also captured for later playback — you can watch a recording of the two-hour segment below:

Our sincere thanks to Debra Everett-Lane and Greg Trefry of “Beyond Screens,” as well as the members of our populace who made this event possible.

Provincial Commons — June 16

Our monthly Commons gathering is Wednesday, June 16th — tomorrow!

This online gathering will combine a business meeting with socializing. We’ll be discussing guidelines for in-person gatherings, among many other topics of interest to the populace.

The call starts at 7pm, Wednesday, June 16th.  The business meeting convenes at 7:30pm.  Call remains open for socializing after the meeting adjourns.  All are welcome!

Join us online: or dial in (audio only): ‪(US) +1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬

Upcoming Solar, June 19 — Seahorse Origami

[Crossposting Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo’s announcement on the Whyt Whey site.]

Michele the Ubiquitous of the Canton of Hawkes Reache joins us to teach us how to make an Origami seahorse and hippocampus! Origami is a period art of folding paper to make three-dimensional models.

Michele created the hippocampus model for Alexandre and Eularia’s investiture since she couldn’t find a seahorse model that captured the look of a seahorse from a medieval bestiary.


You can find the class handout here:

Please join us here at 8PM on Saturday June 19:

Michele the Ubiquitous lives in the Canton of Hawkes Reache in the Barony of An Dubhaigheainn with her lord Robert d’Whitmont, and Smoky the murder bunny (the Vicereine’s lepus defensorem).  She has served as Canton A&S Minister & Seneschal.  Before moving to Hawkes Reache, Michele lived in Unclaimed Crown Lands (Jersey City) and Whyte Whey.  She is known for her enthusiasm for the textile arts and her ability to convince people to join in her wild and woolly IDEAS!  Notably entering the Fleece to Shawl Competition at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival with a team composed of other textile artists from East Kingdom in GARB and hosting a Pennsic U Pity workshop, where she convinced a group of friends to help her conduct a study of how cochineal reacts to various mordants and after baths for just a couple of examples.

Michele has leveraged her experience teaching origami in the mundane world into the SCA, by teaching origami at events and gatherings within the SCA.  These include, but are not limited to, A&S nights in Brokenbridge & Hawkes Reache, Hrim Schola, Pennsic, and various demos. 

You can read more about Michele’s origami in the SCA here:

The Saturday Night Solar occurs every other Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Tuesday Night Armored Combat Practice

As a reminder, our weekly armored combat practice takes place on Tuesdays at 7 PM, weather permitting, at the McCarren Park ballfields in the north end of Brooklyn.

Pre-registration is required; this week’s signup sheet is located here:

For additional details, visit the Fighter Practice in New York City Facebook group, or email the marshal of armored combat.