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Scroll Text: Agnes Marie de Calais, Silver Wheel

Last weekend, my first scroll text for a kingdom level award went out in the Consules’ court. My friend Agnes Marie de Calais was inducted into the Order of the Silver Wheel for service, and Collette d’Avignon, who was responsible for creating the scroll, asked if I would be willing to compose the text to […]

Beowulf: The Ethereal Event

Tonight and tomorrow, lovers of spoken word, particularly of epic sagas, can enjoy a live, two-part performance of Beowulf on the East Kingdom’s YouTube channel. This is my first time participating in a live group performance event of this kind. (I have long wanted to, and generally scheduling conflicts and other priorities held sway. I’ll […]

Song page FIXED: Hold the Door Open

Hi everyone. I only just discovered last night that over the summer, I apparently made a really bad edit to the “Hold the Door Open” song page, cutting out close to half the content (including the back story behind its composition, and the annotated version of the complete lyrics). GAAAAAAH! Fortunately, WordPress maintains revisions, so […]

New Tam Lin video (f. Elaisse de Garrigues)

Happy Halloween, Samhain, or whatever gets you through the fall. My incredibly talented bard friend Elaisse de Garrigues of Calontir (one of the winners of last weekend’s online Winter Nights event), accepted my invitation to throw a little trick and treat together with Dave on guitar… …And she delivered. Check it out.

Looking back on Coronation

The East Kingdom had our first virtual Coronation on Saturday, August 15, when Margarita De’ Siena completed her unprecedented and eventful reign, and Magnus Tindal and Alberic von Ron Rostock became the new Consules of the Eastern Empire. Grim as Sovereign’s Bard, and I as Consort’s Bard, asked their then-Highnesses what, if any, service we […]

A Successful Bardic Showcase

So…the EK Midrealm Bardic Showcase went off with nary a hitch worth noting. That was spectacular. (Available on YouTube if you missed it, or want to see it agaion.) I want to take a moment to recognize all the effort that went into making this Pennsic highlight a reality in this unique moment. First, to […]

EK / Midrealm Bardic Showcase Tonight!

I’ve shared this elsewhere, but not here. (It’s under the wire, right?) The Interkingdom Bardic Showcase is a long standing tradition held at Pennsic. It provides an opportunity for our kingdoms to come together and celebrate the performing arts. (Note: per tradition, the lineup of performers is pre-selected in consultation with the wishes of the […]

New Song: “Her Garden Grows” (for Margarita De’ Siena)

Today was my last day as Queen’s Bard for Margarita De’ Siena. She is now sitting vigil as a new Lady of the Rose, and her magnificent heirs, Magnus Tindal and Alberic von Rostock, have been crowned Consuls of the East. As the Known World rings with praise for Margarita’s incredible and unprecedented reign, I […]

New FB group: “SCA Neurodiversity”

Hi everyone. This continues to be a challenging time, and finding the energy and will to blog regularly is much heavier. And I’m pushing through that today, because there are some recent developments I think are worth taking the time to share. Recently, I have made a significant change around my moderation duties on Facebook. […]

“My Plot” (Hamilton/Shakespeare mashup)

It’s good to be back with a new video for the first time in a while. With Hamilton streaming on people’s TVs this past week, I got inspired to ask My Gosling for permission to adapt another one of her brilliant Shakespeare/Hamilton filks. (There should be more where that came from in the near future. […]

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