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Beyond Screens – Big Games w/ the Society for Creative Anachronism

June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

It’s been a loooong time since we all got to travel for fun — but if you’re still unsure about traveling to a different location, how about a different time? Join Greg Trefry and Debra Everett-Lane as we go back to the Middle Ages with the Society for Creative Anachronism. We’ll visit the Canton of Brokenbridge (aka Brooklyn) to chat with SCA members and check out a variety of medieval hobbies, from the arts to costuming to mock combat and more!
  • The Society for Creative Anachronism (S.C.A.) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to re-creating the best of the Medieval and Renaissance eras (c. 400-c. 1600) from every part of the world. Members study and enjoy various arts and sciences, such as history, culture, music, dance, mock combat, archery, armoring, heraldry, embroidery, costuming, calligraphy, food & drink, etc.
  • We are the Brooklyn area chapter of the S.C.A., known as the Canton of Brokenbridge, located within the Crown Province of Ostgardr covering New York City and the counties of Nassau, Westchester and Putnam.
  • Our canton boasts an active populace that participates in all forms of medieval hobbies: from armored combat to fiber arts to recreating foods and drinks and everything in between.

Albrecht Anker: My mundane name is Tom Sidman and I am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. I server as a Heavy combat fighter and recruitment officer for the local group.

Catherine Strachan: Catherine is a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, an international non-profit dedicated to the education and re-creation of pre-17th century history. Her primary hobbies are researching fashion history and fiber art. She also participates in fencing and performing arts.

Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya: Learning and doing various crafts and sewing as a hobby in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Especially focused on Russian traditional embroidery. I am the Minister of Arts and Science in the SCA for the this area of the city.


Edwin Latorre: Amateur carpenter and baker for the SCA

Ragnarr Bliskegg: Ragnarr Bliskegg (Austin Cantrell) has been in the SCA for 7 years. In the SCA he has discovered his love of heavy fighting, blacksmithing, and being a 10th century Viking. Ragnarr has recently become Seneschal of the Canton of Brokenbridge or the chapter leader for the borough of Brooklyn. He wants to continue making Brokenbridge a safe and fun environment for all citizens to play and be themselves, no matter what time period you wish to be in.


IndieCade’s Twitch show exploring work that pushes the boundaries of, or comes entirely off the screen. Genres covered will include participatory theatre, alternate reality and live action roleplaying; escape rooms; Big Games; and alternative controllers. Each hour-long episode will feature an in-depth conversation with creators of these genre-defining games.

Airing noon Pacific on Wednesdays, weekly shows will be co-hosted by organizations and creators in monthly rotation as follows:

  • First Wednesday – Playable Theatre – Hosted by the Playable Theatre Project
  • Second Wednesday – Escape Rooms – Presented by Room Escape Artists
  • Third Wednesday – Big Games – Presented by Come Out and Play
  • Fourth Wednesday – Alternative Controllers –  with Tatiana Vilela dos Santos and Alistair Aitcheson


June 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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