Come with Us to John Barleycorn Returns

Oyez!!! Oyez!!! Pray attend our most recent missive from our Lord John Barleycorn!!!

Join us in a beautiful outdoor space with spacious picnic pavilions to gather and celebrate the return of John Barleycorn.

Greetings Dear Gentles,

As We prepare for our Lord John Barleycorn’s return a day long Celebration with activities and entertainments await you!

For Youth and Families

Lady Kunigunde and Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir bringing you a great slate of youth activities for both older and younger children to enjoy! Please come join us! A & S youth activities, including Bardic, Illumination, Coloring, Basketmaking, Storytelling, and Hula dancing.

Martial Tournaments

We will have Our Provincial Heavy Weapons Tournament, Our Provincial Archery Champions Tournament, and Our Provincial Fencing Champions Tournament. The schedule is forthcoming.

On our Roster is “Sir Edward’s Memorial Challenge” for those Brave enough to take it on!

Other Diverse Activities

In addition, our roster of activities includes most wonderous Demonstration by Lady Astridr Knarrarbringa who will show us her Lampworking skills. This art began in the fifth century B.C.E. and became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the Fourteenth Century is truly delightful candy for the eyes! Also A number of Surprise Demonstrations to delight the eye and palate.

We have a new addition to our day, our first annual “Bartertown,” for those who like the thrill of the hunt without weapons! For those looking to trade their SCA related goods, this is a excellent swap-meet style opportunity. Carry In, Carry Out. There will be NO money exchange for items, only trade. Items must be all SCA related. Tables are limited, First come-First serve. All others must set up on a blanket or personal table. For additional details, please contact the Bartertown Coordinator, Lady Raymonda the Second by email at rayrayrmartin@gmail.com

We are sorry that no feast will be available, but fear not, as there will be pre-packeged snacks and drinks (both nutritious and not) for we would not want you to expire before the Court Of Viceroy Il-Kha’an Suuder Saran and Vicerine Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin!

Reservations & Fees:
SCA Member Discount Adult/Youth reservation fee of $10.00
Non- SCA Members Adult/Youth reservation fee of $15.00
Children under 5 are free
reservation deadline September 1, 2021

Send Reservations to:

Lord AEthelstan St.Maur
Stan Cohen
85 Pomona Road
Suffern, N.Y. 10901-1919
Email for Lord AEthelstan St.Maur is below :
scarockland@gmail.com

For Further Information, please contact the Event Steward Lady Aurora ffolkes via cell phone: (914)960-0810( text first) email aroarofolk@gmail.com. Phone/text is best.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks .You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

There is limited electricity at this site. There are handicap bathrooms. There are shaded areas with picnic tables. Set on top of a hill, there is almost always a breeze. In the event of rain , there is an indoor structure.

The official announcement of this event may be found on the East Kingdom Website here.

Come to the Ethereal Feast of the Fireflies — August 14

Greetings to the populace of Østgarðr!

The Canton of Brokenbridge is inviting you all to our Ethereal Feast of the Fireflies.

As we stand in the dusk of the pandemic, we long for the Pennsic Potluck, that magical night at camp where we get together, bring food, and make merry with our chosen time-traveling family. While a paltry replacement, Brokenbridge wants to make an attempt to recreate that night to hold us out for our final year of solitude. This includes tent backdrops, candle light, party games, and a box of goodies delivered to your door!

WHEN: August 14th starting at 6:00 pm Eastern Time.

WHERE: Online via Zoom. Pre-register to receive the link.

REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/vDtwXHoHxsku3dhr7
• With kit: Cost is $10. Maximum of 24 kits, first-come first-served. Must register by August 6th.
• Without kit: free.

KIT: The package will include a backdrop-making kit, swag, a printed games booklet, and a recipe booklet. If you are opting in for a kit, you MUST pre-register by August 6th.

Going kit-less? Choose an appropriate Zoom virtual background, or create your own Pennsic-themed setting!

POT LUCK: Since we can’t physically bring our own food to the potluck, we’ll be bringing recipes! We will be collecting people’s favorites and you can download your copy soon! If you have a recipe you want to share, please reach out to me or Randve L’il Hammar.

Feel free to prepare something! But bring your food – we shall be feasting together so that we can be asked questions just as we’re putting food in our mouths!

Drinking is encouraged! So don’t forget a bottle of your favorite!

Best,

— Ragnarr Bliskegg
— Seneshal of Brokenbridge

Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium is This Weekend

The Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium starts Friday evening and runs through the weekend, with dozens of classes on calligraphy, illumination, pigments, names, armory, courts, administration, and more.

It’s all online and no pre-registration is required; just check the schedule, pick the classes that interest you, make sure you’ve got a copy of Zoom installed, and return to kwhss.sca.org a bit before the class begins to find the necessary links.

Take a few minutes to browse the class list and find something that interests you!

Visting the Medicis at the Met

Join members of the Crown Province of Østgarðr for a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to examine the sixteenth-century Italian fashions of Florence on display in the exhibit “The Medici: Portraits & Politics, 1512-1570”.

We will meet on Sunday July 11, gathering on the museum steps at 11:30am and will enter the museum at 12pm.

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.

Deck the Halls of Valhalla

Sunday, January 17, 2021 • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern

As we huddle through the dark of winter; and in the time between winter solstice and the first marks of spring, we huddle around the fire. We tell stories, sing songs, eat food, teach lessons, and last through the long nights together.

Join us for Deck the Halls of Valhalla! Hosted by the Canton of Brokenbridge, it is our yearly event celebrating togetherness in Nordic style. In previous years while we have celebrated in person, this year we are celebrating at our ethereal hall.

Feast of Three Princes: Thank you!

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.

In service,

The Event Stewards, Perez ben Meir Gershon Effendi and the honorable Lord Friderich Grimme  

Upcoming virtual events in the province, October 2020

Monthly Bardic Circle: Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm

Østgarðr’s welcoming fire burns bright every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Join us as we warm ourselves sharing song & story!  
7-9pm, Wednesday October 14th.  https://meet.google.com/eqk-xdiy-ayxb
You may RSVP to the Facebook event here:  https://fb.me/e/5Bxj12fvw

Monthly Commons: Friday, October 16 at 7:30pm

Østgarðr commons (social gathering & business meeting) will be held on our usual 3rd Friday of the month.  Call starts at 7:30pm; business portion of the meeting will begin at 8pm, and is likely to last ~45 minutes.  Socializing continues until everyone drops. 
https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi
To join by phone instead, dial ‪+1 402-364-0138‬ and enter this PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬
You may RSVP to the Facebook event here:  https://fb.me/e/1PKGMdeiA

Class: Intro to SCA/How to get involved: Sunday, October 18 at 3:30pm

Find out more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/378041149908705/.

New to the SCA? Want to get an idea of what there is to do/get involved in? Or maybe you’ve been around for a bit and want to explore other things to try.

This class will cover the basics to getting started (including how to read an event announcement and some SCA-specific vocabulary), explore types of garb, things to do at events, and any questions you might have about getting started. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. There will be handouts that are basic class notes provided via PDF.

Google Meet link will be posted about 15 minutes ahead of the start time. There will be an option for dial-in by voice only, as well.