A message from the event stewards of the Feast of Three Princes:
This past Sunday evening, we had the privilege to steward The Feast of the Three Princes, a virtual event. While virtual events are not new, this was the first time Østgarðr attempted a virtual feast. It could not have happened without the contributions of many, many people.
We thank Noble Anne of Østgarðr, who was the rock this event was built on. Their efforts in arranging for use of the East Kingdom Zoom, building the event website, processing pre-registration and coordinating all the technical aspects of the event literally made this event possible. We would also like to thank the Honorable Lord Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, for his assistance with the website, event graphics, and for knowing just about any process of procedure that came up.
We would not have had a feast without food. We thank the cooks, Baroness Zoe Mikra of Calontir, Lord Edwin Latorre and Fruha Arnbjorg Nilsdottir, for their efforts in preparing three tasty menu options for our event attendees and for making themselves available to answer any questions regarding the preparation of those menus.
The bardic arts played a key role in creating the ambiance of an SCA feast hall. We would like to thank Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, for coordinating the bardic competition and running the open bardic for the event. We also thank ÌÞròttamaðr Grimm the Skald and Lord Drake Oranwood for helping judge the competition, and Lord Brandr Aronsson for creating the prizes.
To make a Zoom conference come alive as a feast hall takes skill. We would also thank Catelin Straquhin, Armiger for bringing flair and wit to the hall as our MC for the evening and Drotin Ragnarr Blaskegg, for his work behind the scenes as stage manager and Zoom support.
Letting the populace know of our virtual feast was a challenge in these times. We heartily thank Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin for planning, creating and posting the promotional materials for the event, and Biocunta Culann mac Cianain for creating the event’s commemorative postcard.
We would also like to thank, the Il-Khan and Il-Khatune of Østgarðr for being our hosts, the Østgarðr seneschal, Hlæfdige Alienor Salton for her continuous support and counsel, and the Three Princes, for letting us hold a party in honor of their friendship.
The East Kingdom web team was gracious enough to allow use of the kingdom Zoom account for the event. We thank Baron Symon of Barnesdale and the honorable Herr Matthias von Würzburg for their support in this endeavor.
Lastly, we thank all the bards, cooks and attendees who took the time to don garb, set a fine table and help us recreate a little bit of the dream in these challenging times.
The Event Stewards, Perez ben Meir Gershon Effendi and the honorable Lord Friderich Grimme