It is my pleasure to introduce you all to Ebbet, the Brokenbridge populace badge! Wear him well! I am working on different ways to display our Ebbet-pride. Suggestions are encouraged, as well as illustrations of him in different styles.
A big shout-out to Drasma Dragomira, the Ostgardr Herald, for making this happen!
We have the Brokenbridge Commons meeting coming up this Sunday, Sept 11 at 11am. We will be using the following zoom link for all commons’ for the foreseeable. future: https://ap.zoom.us/j/94543480164Brokenbridge Commons will be scheduled for the second Sunday of the month at 11am, though we are skipping October 2022.
Let me know if you want to add anything to the agenda which can be found here.
Our next commons meeting will take place July 10th at 11am EST on zoom. Joining information is below.
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If you need help accessing the Google Meet link or have questions regarding commons, please reach out to us at: Seneschal@brokenbridge.eastkingdom.org
The chapter president will also be hosting virtual office hours on September 20th from 8 – 10 PM EST. Our office hours are an opportunity for members to have more opportunities to discuss SCA business outside of monthly meetings or ask questions regarding the workings of the SCA.
These office hours are virtual and can be accessed by Google Meet:
Seneschal – Coronation has happened and we have new royalty. Reminded everyone that Barleycorn was happening soon.
A&S Minister – Is going to look to have a class for the next commons.
Westminster – Projects have been on Pause but restarting on them in Q4.
Deck the Halls of Valhalla – Will be online and we have two individuals that might run the event. We have some ideas of new activities that we will talk further about. Date to be picked soon.
Flyers – Arnora made flyers for Fight Practice. She would like to be reimbursed for the expense. It was approved at the meeting unanimously.
Order of the Carrot – Arnora is working with the Viceregents about this unofficial order.
Marine Park – We really liked Marine Park and they have a community center. We are looking into ways we can rent it and see if we can do an in person event there next spring.
New Demos/Attending alternative events – Catelin brought up that we should look into new demos or alternative events to attend and try to advertise ourselves at. We are going to talk about making a list for the Seneschal to call cold and see if we can join them.
Event for the Kingdom of Acre – We had a special guest from the Kingdom of Acre. They are having an event October 2nd called “The Masque of the Red Death Ball” It’s $20 to attend and you can register at email@example.com
Next commons will be September 26th, and it will be fully virtual.
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The Canton of Broken Bridge wishes to make the following known:
We recognize that the Society of Creative Anachronism is many things, including a game and a hobby. On one hand, it can not exist without volunteers donating their time and efforts. On the other hand, overcommitting and burnout are not healthy for our members nor to the long term health of our society.
The unofficial Order of the Carrot was created to recognize and celebrate people who were able to say they have overcommitted. This is for those who were able to say “No, I can not complete these responsibilities.” Anyone who wants to join the order may do so on their own initiative.
The Carrot is about recognizing our own limitations and normalizing the practice of asking for help or setting boundaries to protect your wellbeing. Do not nominate other people for the Order without their enthusiastic consent, or present it to someone to shame them for getting overcommitted or not completing something. The Carrot should never be used as a stick.
You can also join us on Facebook at The Order of The Carrot group page for the latest news and information regarding the order.
As an unofficial award, the Order of the Carrot is not registered with the Society’s College of Arms and does not confer rank within the East Kingdom’s Order of Precedence.
We present the favor in heraldic description: Vert, a bunny rabbit statant affronty argent charged on the paw with a carrot gules
It is our deepest desire that this order goes beyond our chapter. Please feel free to make your own favors to distribute to those deserving of a carrot, and not a stick, for being able to recognize their own limits and let others take on volunteering opportunities.
To the populace we provide a PDF file containing the stencil design for the favor. You can simply download the file and print it off to use for the creation of the favor.
I have exciting news to share with you all. The Canton of Brokebridge has been invited to hold a virtual demo for the Twitch show, Beyond Screens. Beyond Screens is a show produced by the group Indiecade that features work that pushes the boundaries of, or comes entirely off the screen.
We are thrilled to be holding a demo with Beyond Screens to showcase the SCA and our canton to a wider audience. We are featuring martial activities, A&S demonstrations, and bardic performances to showcase how the SCA comes out and plays!
We invite you all to watch on June 16th starting at 3pm Eastern to watch!
To celebrate the month of making, this month we are presenting a chance to showcase the creativity of the SCA! You are encouraged to seek out myths, legends, and lore for your inspiration and build a project that not only fits the theme but also makes you proud to show off.
What counts as mythic is expansive and generous: this can be Arthurian legends or the semi-mythic alligators in our city sewers or the shared knowledge of Nyan Cat. If it has cultural relevance, it is fair game!
So let’s GET BUSY! Make a scroll, choreograph your pell work, do whatever relevant SCA activity that references your myth or legend of choice. You can submit as many activities or objects d’art you want – all will be featured on the Broken Bridge website!
Take a chance and get mythic! Guidelines and Timelines are provided below, and our Webminister is available to field any questions you may have at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Service,
Broken Bridge Webminister
Can be an an activity that encompasses the SCA (music, performance, arts and sciences, fighting, illumination, etc)
Needs to be connected or referring to a myth or legend; does not need to be tied to a historical or academic source/point in time (ex. NYC sewer gators, Philly’s Gritty, Actual Cannibal Shia Lebouf)
Can have as much or as little pop culture reference as the maker desires (ex. Movies, comics, tv shows, memes, etc)
The maker needs to give at least one point of reference for their inspiration. Outside of that, the maker can provide as much or as little context to the creation process as they desire.
Questions or concerns can be sent to the Broken Bridge Webminister at: email@example.com
Makers are given a six month timeline to finish the project.
The deadline for submissions to the Webminister, if makers desire to be featured on the Canton’s website, is on November 30, 2021.
Submissions will then be featured on the website starting in Q1 of 2022.