What is Bjornsborg?

Welcome to the Barony of Bjornsborg “Land of the Argent Bear”, a local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism serving the greater San Antonio, Texas metropolitan area. 

The Baronial Device, reserved for official usage only by the Baron, Baroness, and their direct representatives. 
The “Baronial Populace Badges” (below) are available for display by all local participants!

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and comply with CDC guidance, the Barony is operating with limited in-person activities until the situation improves. Please contact the officers for up-to-date information pertaining to reopening. 

The Barony of Bjornsborg is the local branch servicing San Antonio, TX (and surrounding areas) of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). We are subsect of the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

The Barony of Bjornsborg is an inclusive community pursuing research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat and culture (as it should have been) in the greater San Antonio, TX area.

Bjornsborg hosts regular local activities and guild meetings for its participants to enjoy. Activities are led by the local officers, who will be able to assist you in getting involved depending on your interests.

Additionally, the barony hosts events (click here for past events advertisements), which are larger gatherings where participants are required to wear an attempt at period clothing and can participate in a wide variety of activities. Newcomers will have access to “Loaner Garb” / period clothing for the day. Please contact the Hospitaler for more information pertaining to Loaner Garb!

SCA membership is not required for participation in local activities, however, you may be required to sign safety waivers depending on the activities you choose to engage in. Events typically require an entrance fee (prices can be located on the specific event pages), and paid members do receive small discounts.

Participants select a ‘persona’ from a pre-seventeenth century time period to recreate. Participants can have as many personas as they wish, and are not limited to only their persona’s ‘period’ for clothing. The depth of persona is dependent on the individual, but will eventually require (at minimum) a pre-17th century name. There is no time limit for name selection, but be warned: if you take too long, you may earn a nickname of your new local friends’ choosing!

Please, enjoy our site and do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in participating!

The Bjornsborg “Bear” Populace Badge, available for display by all local participants.

“Jeg er  Bjørnen.  Bjørnen er Meg.”

This is The Barony of Bjornsborg’s local rally cry! In the common tongue, this is translated to: “I am the Bear. The Bear is Me.”

When someone exclaims: “Jeg er Bjørnen”, Bjornsborgers respond with: “Bjørnen er Meg!”.  This indicates our support for one another and enforces that we are all a part of the same tribe.

Typically, this call is initiated as recognition for a person’s (or group of persons’) contributions / efforts within the Society for Creative Anachronism.

The Bjornsborg “Alamosa” Populace Badge, available for display by all local participants.
Originally created by the Bjornsborg Fighters using actual Alamosa Sprigs to denotes themselves in tournament competitions.