Celebration of Life at Pennsic

The Crown Province of Ostgardr invites you to attend a Celebration of Life ceremony to honor the lives and contributions of our SCA friends and family now passed on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we live and work, limiting our ability to interact with others and freely move about in the world and also affecting our ability to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed on. But instead of grief, we choose to pay respect to our departed loved ones’ remarkable and joyful lives.

The ceremony will begin with an opening poem, a moment of silence, share stories, poems, or words of remembrance around the fire, and end with a song. The ceremony will be an hour long. If you would like to continue to share stories after the ceremony has concluded, you are welcome to do so.

The Ceremony of Life will begin after our Potluck dinner and Court, scheduled for 5:30 pm at the Ostgardr encampment at Pennsic, Thursday of War Week (August 11th). Ostgardr Camp is at Block E04, on Chandler’s Lane, a few feet from the intersection of Chandler’s Road/High Road/Brewer’s Road/Via Chingis Path.

If you would like your loved one memorialized at the ceremony:

  • Email a picture of your loved one, preferably in garb. The picture will be framed for display.
  • If you are attending Pennsic and would like to share a story, poem, or words of remembrance, please let me know so I can add you to the schedule.
  • If you are not attending Pennsic but would like to have a story or poem read out loud, please forward the information to me.

Please send all information to: 206055@members.eastkingdom.org.

We hope to see you there.

Yours in Service,

Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, OL

Coordinator

Upcoming in Ostgardr: July 4th – July 17th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
7/5
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Thu.
7/7
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Quarterly Commons
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
to Follow
Fri.
7/8
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Lions End July Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Sat.
7/10
11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge June Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Sat.
7/10
1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Northern Østgarðr Archery Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(Cortlandy Manor, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
7/12
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
7/13
8:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Pennsic Camp Meeting
Crown Province of Østgarðr 
(online)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws 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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: June 20th – July 3rd

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
6/21
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
6/22
8:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Pennsic Camp Meeting II
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

And next week…

Tue.
6/28
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat.
7/2
8:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details to
Follow

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws 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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: June 13th – June 26th

Here is what is going on this week in Østgarðr. Join us for…

Tue.
6/14
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
6/15
7:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
6/16
7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Canton Name Conversation
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details
Sat.
6/18
8:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m.
Whyt Whey Saturday Night SolarResearching Your Bardic Pieces
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online)
Details

And next week…

Tue.
6/21
7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fencing & Fighting Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
6/22
8:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Pennsic Camp Meeting II
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws 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.

Masking Requirements. All attendees at indoor events are required to wear masks in compliance with the East Kingdom COVID policy.

COVID Event check-in process. All attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated still need to show either proof of full vaccination or a medically-supervised negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the in-person gathering. Event staff will continue to check this documentation. Attendees over the age of 18 also still need to show a gov’t-issued photo ID or SCA blue card with the same name as the vaccination card/negative test results.

Host/event staff no longer need to collect contact tracing information.
As part of the check-in process for attending an in-person gathering, the ATTENDEE will sign a form attesting to the following: “By signing below, you are confirming that you have presented proper identification, along with either proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the event. (If you present proof of a negative COVID test it must comply with the current SCA COVIDSafe rules)”.

Østgarðr Pennsic Camp Meeting

Attending the Pennsic War this year (Pennsic 49)? Planning to camp with the Østgarðr Provincial Encampment? Then come to the Østgarðr Pennsic Camp meeting on Thursday May 19th at 7:30pm Eastern Time.

This is a meeting for anyone who wishes to camp with Østgarðr at Pennsic. You’ll learn everything your need to know about camping with the Crown Province, including:

  • Who may camp with Østgarðr and how to get permission if your live outside the Province
  • Pennsic preregistration requirements
  • Camp rules, expectations and traditions
  • Camp amenities and fees.

The meeting will held on Zoom:

Thursday May 19th at 7:30pm Eastern Time

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81032371516?pwd=YkU2cm5sMGl6Y08vUmhpVFNMelIrZz09

Zoom ID: 81032371516
Passcode: pennsic

Learn how to thrive at the Pennsic War

The Canton of Lions is pleased to announce the return of Pennsic 101: A Newcomer’s Guide to the Pennsic War on Monday, December 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Please join our own Lady Jenna Childerslayer as she conducts a class on how to prepare for Pennsic. In Jenna’s own words: “Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to both prepare and have the best time possible. We will discuss how to prepare for Pennsic, what you will need to do and bring. We will answer questions you may have on how to get your things to Pennsic and what you can expect when you finally get there and get set up.

There is an extensive class handout (essentially the class notes) that will be made available as a
PDF. Please have a way to jot down questions, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask them!
Time permitting we’ll also take a quick look at budgeting for the trip/what expenses to expect.
This class will NOT be recorded.”

This class will be held online via Google Meet. Here is the joining information for the class:

Google Meet joining info

Monday Dec 27, 7pm Eastern.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/gjs-egpx-mrz

Pennsic Update from our MoAS

Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, our provincial Minister of Arts & Sciences, shares with us an update from this summer’s Pennsic War:

Children’s largesse

At Pennsic, on Tuesday, August 8th, the children of Østgarðr made a wonderful gift presentation to the King and Queen. Led by the drumming of Lady Angelica di Nova and the singing of Hlaefdige Alienor Salton, Østgarðr supporters and residents, the children pulled a wagon carrying two large dragons (one purple and gold, the other green and white) stuffed with mini dragons, princesses, puppets and games for the children’s largesse. The King and Queen of the East were delighted and appreciative of the gifts. I want to thank all who contributed to this presentation.

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​Lady Alienor’s words as sung to the King and Queen during the presentation:

Sing a song of Østgarðr!
​We captured these two dragons;
​Freed a score of princesses &
​Put them in our wagon.
​When you cut them open
​You loose the baby dragons.
​Isn’t this a grand largesse
​We carry on our wagon?

​Our king’s in his encampment —
​We call it EK Royal.
​Our queen is seated with him,
​A handmaiden loyal.
​Your subjects come before you,
​Bearing gifts for children.
​We hope you will accept our gifts
​And do not beat our children!

Classes

Many individuals from Østgarðr shared their time, knowledge and skill by teaching a class or several classes at Pennsic. Thank you all for volunteering!

Magistra Rufina Cambrensis:
• Citole Solar​​​
• Voices and Viols: Gamben Und Singen

Master John Elys:
• ​Medieval Music Notation: Petrucci’s Prodigious Press
• Medieval Music Notation: the Chansonniers of Marguerite of Austria

Hlaefdige Alienor Salton:
•​ Cords: Lucet vs. Tablets vs. Fingerloops (vs. 4-strand plaiting)
• Viking Era Headgear: A Survey

Benjamin:
• Dancing for kids by a kid

Lady Conandil ingen Donngaile:
• Casa Bardicci Dancing in the Villa: Ball Prep for 15th-C Ball
• Casa Bardicci Dancing in the Villa: A 15th-Century Italian Ball

Lord Þórfinn Hróðgeirsson:
• Sixth-C Chinese Grain Wine from Qimin Yaoshu

Ariana De Gallo:
• Beginner Dance: English Country Dance
• Advanced Six Person Playford

Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy:
• Elizabethan Working Clothes
• A Brief Survey of Banners

Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin:
• Conversational Russian
• Russian Calligraphy

Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste:
• The 16th Century Italian Zimarra

Jenna ChildSlayer​:
• Pennsic 101

Ibrahim al-Rashid:
• Basic nålbinding
• Egyptian nålbinding