These links will take you to external sites that have no affiliation with Bryn Gwlad. The Realm of Venus Welcome to the Realm of Venus, a site about the clothing and accessories of the men and women of late Renaissance Italy, with a focus on sixteenth century Venice. Whether you are a costumer in the … Read more
We have two fun virtual activities coming up this week in the baronial discord! Virtual project night in Discord! Join kolfinna and Sigrun as we embrioder, work on projects and chat. Tuesday, 5 Jan, 7pm, Baronial Discord Scribal night in Discord! Join the scribal guild and work on projects, ask questions, and more. Rumor has … Read more
SCA Society level is considering making changes to membership cards! And they want your input! Read this post for the details and instructions for how to find the survey: https://www.sca.org/news/membership-card-survey/ You’ll need to log into the SCA membership portal to complete the survey.
Are you interested in chivlaric combat? Reach out to our Knight Marshal to ask about upcoming practices or check out the resources below! A big part of getting into chivalric combat involves identifying what weapons, armour, and equipment you will need to buy or make. The links below are a small sampling of the options … Read more
Tomorrow will be the final business meeting of 2020! 28 December 2020 7pm-8pm CST Zoom: https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/j/94149832109?pwd=djEwSDZ6SWNBNzh2am1zaEtXaEZ4Zz09 Join us to hear what the officers have been up to, the progress of the move out of the baronial storage unit, the latest updates for Candlemas, and more! Come to listen, bring topics for discussion, or just pop … Read more
Huge thanks to Goldweard for setting up an OSCAR query form right on the Bryn Gwlad website. You can type in all or part of a submitted SCA name to see the status at any time! This search from has been embedded on the Herald Page, in case you need to find it again!
Do you have ideas for clothing, but don’t know where to shop for fabric or accessories? Don’t worry! It’s where we all begin, and we are happy to share resources. There are many, *many* vendors that sell fabric or clothing that fit the SCA aesthetic (anything pre-1600). Take a gander at these sites for inspiration. … Read more
This Tuesday, we will be having a craft and chat night in the Bryn Gwlad Discord Server! Have a project you started a while back? Pull it out and chat with us while we work on our own! Stop by for a minute, stop by to chat, or grab a project and stay for as … Read more
Missing that passionate back-and-forth between rapier fighters about footwork, sword positions, parrying, and more? Wanna engage with the rapier community while also lounging in your PJs? Tomorrow is an opportunity to do so! 1pm, 12 Dec, Bryn Gwlad Discord Server Stop by the Bryn Gwlad and Hellsgate Yule Revel at 1pm and hop into the … Read more
Yule Revel – Midwinter’s DaydreamSee the event information here! The line up activities includes…. 10-2 Classes 10am – Introduction to Wire-Weaving 11am – Storytime! 2pm – Virtual Cordial, Liqueur, and Infusion Tasting 4 pm A message from the Baron and Baroness (On Discord) 3-6 General chat, feasting, and Minecraft games 6-8 Movie watch: Frozen (join us … Read more
Check out this piece of Bryn Gwlad History as told by Cynric of Bedwyn, Historian of Bryn Gwlad circa 1994. THE BRYN GWLAD CHRONICLE Cynric of Bedwyn, Historian Final Version, 10/21/1994 Part 1 Before Bryn Gwlad CAVEAT: History is, under the best of circumstances, subject to the interpretation of both chronicler and reader. While the following account does … Read more
That’s right, we have a few fun things in the pipeline this week! We will be having our usual virtual populace hangout (PiP) in Discord starting at 7pm on Tuesday. Bring a snack, bring a drink, chat, and hang out! This Tuesday we should also have our Local Herald at PiP. Sigrun will be available … Read more
Greetings, populace of Bryn Gwlad! There has been an update from the Board of Directors for the SCA: The suspension of in-person events (weekend long, official events) has been extended through 31 May 2021. Read the official annoumcement/document below: https://www.sca.org/news/resolution-to-suspend-in-person-sca-activity-updated-december-4-2020/ Stay safe!
The SCA is composed of a diverse population. We have different experiences, we have different beliefs, and we have different backgrounds, and we are all committed to valuing the worth of all individuals and promoting a safe and respectful environment. We want to work together to explore our histories, our passions, and our hobbies. But, … Read more
Tonight! 9PM CST Zoom! Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/427702998235464/ Summary of details for this public event: Full title: The “New World” in the SCA: Creating Accessibility and an Inviting Atmosphere for Non-Eurasian Personas and Cultures. Although the class starts at 7:00pm PST we will be online at 6:30pm PST and hope many of you … Read more
Have you marked your calendar for Yule Revel? Want to take an Introduction to Wire Weaving Class? Want to weave along with me using your own starter kit? Sign up now! There will be 15 kits available for this offering of the class (if there is sufficient interest, I’ll hold another one some time after … Read more
Join us for virtual and in-person activities in Bryn Gwlad this week! Tuesday is our busiest night. If you’d like to see different activities or things on different days, don’t hesitate to reach out to our officers by email or to chime in via one of our social media platforms. 7PM – Tuesday 10 Nov … Read more
So, you’re new to the SCA and in the Bryn Gwlad (BG) Area? Heard about us online and want to see what this is all about? Want to meet people? Learn skills? Start living the dream? Well, here are a few resources that you can get started: 0. Check out the website If you haven’t … Read more
Bryn Gwlad has several activities lined up this week. Some are virtual, some are on different platforms, and one is an in-person activity. Check out the details below and see what activities you can attend! 7pm Tuesday, 3 Nov — Populace in the Virtual Park! Virtual hangout in the Baronial Discord Come, chat, geek out … Read more
A few quick updates for the group I’ve worked with Orazio to update the Bryn Gwlad Status page. Due to the nature of the guidance and rulings from Kingdom, we’ve decided to break things out by activity type. I’ve used this to embed the statuses for activities on their respective main pages If you see … Read more
That’s right! Our Clothier’s Guild Principal, Drika, will be hosting another guild meeting! Do you have questions about clothing, making it, wearing it, finding it, buying it? Want to start on your first set of garb for the SCA? Want to make something new? This is a great place to start! What: Clothier’s Guild Meeting … Read more
Sign up for the Secret Santa Gift Exchange! Consider making a Land Court Donation — this year we are sponsoring the Hope Alliance and the Williamson County Brown Santa! Join our Minecraft server so you can help build our winter wonderland and participate the day-of! Sign up to teach a class! Check out this post … Read more
Tonight – 20 October: Populace Hangout in Discord! Join us to chat, hangout, and spend some time with other SCAdians! Come for a few minutes or stay for a few hours! Tonight — 20 October: BG Recruitement and Hospitaling Brainstorming Session Concurrent with Populace How do we grow in this virtual era of the SCA? … Read more
Here’s the lineup of activities to look forward to this week! For links to virtual spaces, check the baronial calendar! Tuesday (tonight!) 13 Oct – 7 PM Rapier Drills in Discord with Orazio and kolfinna Heraldic Consultation in Discord with Sigrun Virtual Populace Hangout in Discord Wednesday (tomorrow!) 14 October – 7pm Barsdhal (Bastrop-area) Meet … Read more
. Virtual Populace Hangout in Discord tonight! Please consider dropping into voice to chat with us! . Rapier drills during PiP in Discord, starting at 7pm! Join Orazio as he runs us through a warm up, strengthening drills, and skill drills! Knock off that rust! Minecraft Challenges – Let’s do them again! We had great … Read more
That’s right! There is an easy way to subscribe to the website for notifications about posts on the Bryn Gwlad, Ansteorra, and SCA Websites! As the SCA continues our adoption of WordPress for our website and information management, there’s now an easy way to subscribe to our sites! You can follow sites to and customize … Read more
The event has begun and we have a wide array of classes, activities, games, competitions, and fun lined up. You don’t want to miss it, and we want to help you get here with us! We will have a Zoom meeting open/running all day, starting in the morning that you can join to get help … Read more
Check out Tuathal as he streams Minecraft and our event today! Twitch: Golden_Hawk – Twitch YouTube: Goldenhawk Gaming – YouTube Facebook: Goldenhawk Gaming | Facebook Join our event, Join us in Discord, and Join us in Minecraft. We have a friendly, cooperative server that we want you to join!
Today is the day, and court is imminent! Saddle up your computers, tablets, or other smart devices and join Bryn Gwlad as we attend morning court! Join Discord and converse with us while we watch, type, chat, talk, and cheer! If you are unable to join Discord, tune in to the live stream on our … Read more
That’s right! We’re looking for the populace favorite builds in Minecraft! Anyone can vote! We want to know What is your favorite survival/competition build from our month-long competition? What is your favorite creative-mode build plot in BG City? What are your favorite builds in the server? Use these playlists to refresh your memory on plot … Read more
Tomorrow is the day! We have a FULL day planned, and I hope everyone can participate as much as they are able. Baronial Court We will have four (yep! FOUR!) Baronial Courts on Saturday! 9AM CDT — Morning Court and Newcomer Academy Graduation (Don’t miss it!) 12PM CDT — Midday court for brief business with … Read more
That’s right! It’s time for our monthly scribal guild meeting. Anyone is welcome to join. 7pm – 9pm CDT in the Baronial Discord Server!(https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/resources/bryn-gwlad-discord-server/)
Tonight, 7pm, BG Discord server! Virtual populace hangout! Join is voice or text chat until 9p. Rapier drills with Orazio! Warm up, Stretch, hone your muscles and learn stuff! Heraldic consultations with Sigrun Minecraft building and event prep! Hop into discord and get your systems ready for our event on Saturday!!! Join the discord server … Read more
We’ve got an event coming up in 8 DAYS! It’s right around the corner, and it’s going to be held in Discord. Some folks are new to Discord and might be nervous about trying it out. We want to help you with that. There are EIGHT opportunities between now and the event to join discord … Read more
That’s right, the final NCA Class of the Summer 2020 offering is now available for watching! Check out the video below View them all on the Newcomer Acadmey website! Catch all of the videos on the Bryn Gwlad YouTube Channel Join us on October 3 to celebrate our Newcomer Academy Graduates at the Bryn Gwlad … Read more
What: Clothier’s Guild MeetingWhen: 24 SeptemberTime: 6pm – 9pmWhere: BG Discord Server, #guild-meetings channel Join us in Discord for our monthly Clothiers Guild meeting! Theme is most useful accessory: fancy or plain, made or bought. Show and tell your purse, hat, belt, ruff, garter, veil, hair-lacing, sewing kit, partlet, hood… Or just come on by … Read more
Friendly reminder, that tomorrow night (Tuesday, 22 September, 7PM) is our weekly populace hangout! Join us in discord and chat. Tune into Minecraft builder streams. Hang out with friends. Join in for rapier drills. When you join the server, you’ll start out in the #welcome channel You’ll need to post a short intro of yourself … Read more
Have you seen someone making great SCA art? Have you seen someone doing awesome research? Have you seen someone demonstrating combat skills? Have you seen someone teaching? Have you seen someone volunteering to help with things? Have you seen someone you think should be recognized for what they’re doing? Our Fall Event is fast approaching!This … Read more
Good afternoon, Bryn Gwlad! Our event is fast approaching, and I am looking for a few people who are…. 1. Familiar with (or willing to learn about) software like OBS for screen recording 2. Available on 3 October and can attend a class or two during our fall event 3. Able to share the recording … Read more
We are at the middle mark of our month-long building competition in Minecraft, and I have been blown away by the enthusiasm, creativity, and collaboration people have shown to creating Bryn Gwlad, Castleton, Hellsgate, Shadowlands, Northkeep, and so many places and spaces in our server. Lord Tuathal O’Sheils imported topographical map data of the state … Read more
Join us tonight for a virtual populace hangout in Discord! https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu Introduce yourself if you are new to the server Join the “populace” voice channel Want to brush the rust off your rapier muscles? Join us for an hour-long (come and go as you like) session with warm up, stretches, and rapier strengthening drills https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu … Read more
We have a busy night tonight! Tonight is our weekly populace hangout in Discord. Join the server, hang out, talk, see people’s faces. Orazio and I will be running rapier drills starting at 7pm to 8pm in Discord. All skill levels welcome. Join us in the tuesday-training voice channel. We will do: 6 minute warmup … Read more
The most recent NCA class, Events and Volunteering, is now available to watch on our YouTube Channel!! We are in the process of collecting the recording files for the other classes from this summer, and will add them to the playlist as we get the files. In service, kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir BG Webmin
Looking for a way to see some awesome garb, silly dancing, fun songs, and SCA folks? Checkout these two playlists with SCA Dance Challenges and SCA Glow Challenges! Watch the playlists below, or view the entire playlist from our YouTube Channel! Do you have videos or recordings of Bryn Gwlad activities or classes? Want them … Read more
Our virtual event is quickly approaching! The month-long building challenge in Minecraft starts on 1 September!!! As part of our event will be a building competition throughout the month of September up to and including the weekend of the event. What: Minecraft Building Bryn Gwlad challenge Where: Bryn Gwlad hosted Minecraft server, Bryn Gwlad Discord server When: … Read more
The Bryn Gwlad Baronial Business meeting is tonight! 7pm – 830pm, Zoom, link below. This is a great way to see people, get updates on what’s in the works for the Barony, and hear opportunities for involvement. Join us tonight at 7pm (the meeting has usually run til about 8pm, but we have it blocked … Read more
Hey all! It’s come up a few times about having a QR code for us to use for the Baronial Website. I made one! This QR code will take you to the website home page. Feel free to use it anywhere you’d like! Want to make your own QR code? It’s super easy! This is … Read more
What is this? WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOESAwareness Training Activity (Feb 2019)Gigi Coulson, Interim Society DEI Officer This is an Awareness Training Activity created by Gigi Coulson. The activity consists of two parts: Reading the experiences and feedback shared by people on the following categories Comfortableness with the Climate of DEI in the SCA Do … Read more
Bryn Gwlad Event Steward – checking in! Activities lined up so far Event kick-off with Their Excellencies Bryn Gwlad Afternoon/Evening Court with Their Excellencies Live Classes! Join in for live classes taught by Bryn Gwlad and friends Heraldic Hunt! Find the answers to all of your heraldry, device, and name questions! Minecraft! We will be … Read more
Equity and Inclusion 101DEI in the SCA Gigi Coulson, May 2019 Goals of the presentation: Build a shared understanding of the concepts of equity and inclusion Increase awareness of DEI in the Society Develop skills to promote equity and inclusion Sections of the presentation: Terms DEI Officer, SCA Mission, Core Values, Chivalric Virtues, Agreements we … Read more
Looking for some SCA time tonight? There are a few things you can jump into! Things happening tonight, 4 August 2020: Bryn Gwlad’s Virtual Populace Hangout starting around 7pm — hop into Discord for text, voice, and video chat New to discord? Check out these guides and join the Bryn Gwlad server here! Heraldic Consultation … Read more
Hail and Well Met, dear Populace! Tomorrow is Kingdom Round Table, the event where we learn about and tend to the administrative side of our Society. The schedule can be found at the link below. If there isn’t a class you want or need to attend, please consider tuning in to the State of the … Read more
You’ve probably seen or heard the terms “diversity”, “equity”, and “inclusion” before. We’ve said them a number of times in this blog already. …but what do they actually mean? What does it mean to “be diverse” or “foster diversity?” Can you have a “diverse person?” What does it mean to “be inclusive?” What does it … Read more
Looking to spend some time chatting with fellow Bryn Gwladers? Want an excuse to check out Discord before our event in October? Join us tonight (28 July) from 7pm til 9pm (ish) for our Tuesday night Populace Hangout! Who: Anyone in Bryn Gwlad, anyone in the SCA, anyone interested in socializing with usWhen: 7pm – … Read more
Greetings to the Barony and friends from your Event Autocrat! Short updates as to progress so far for event planning: The event webpage is now live: https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/the-virtual-hunt/ I’m drafting up the event announcement that I’ll send to Kingdom Chronicler I’ve started breaking out the activities we’ve got lined up for our virtual event I’ve followed … Read more
Good evening! Your neighborhood, friendly Bryn Gwlad Webminister here! I have been working on a project to establish an automatic cross-posting from our website blog to the Bryn Gwlad Email List. This will allow us to move one step closer to having a centralize source of Baronial Announcements and Info (the next step will be … Read more
Pursue your passion and discover a world of opportunity! Come learn about the martialate activities available here at the SCA! This includes heavy/chivalric fighting (think knights of Camelot), light/rapier fighting (think the three musketeers), target and combat archery, equestrian, thrown weapons (axes, knives and spears), and more! Teacher: Sir Maelgwyn Dda This is the 4th … Read more
Tune in for Kingdom court this Saturday, 11 June, where the King and Queen of Ansteorra will recognize the great works, skills, and deeds of the populace of Ansteorra! Court will be streamed via the Kingdom Facebook Page starting at 4pm Central! To find the link and details, you can always check our Baronial Calendar
Hello fellow brewers! I have recently gotten back into brewing and would like to hold an informal tasting over zoom if anyone would be interested. This is for The Austin area. Nicaize and Elen will be getting the supplies from me and passing them out to those interested. The zoom get together would be for … Read more
Lady Elspeth Bhorúma inghean uí Bhria recently taught a class about how to serve with disabilities in the SCA. The SCA is a volunteer organization; we are active; and most of our events and activities require/result in a lot of physical activity, a lot of moving around. This can make it a challenge or make … Read more
“The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office of the SCA is committed to promoting the values of inclusion throughout the SCA. The focus is equity, which is just and fair inclusion into an organization in which all can participate, prosper, benefit, and reach their full potential.” https://www.sca.org/dei-office/ What do “diversity”, “equity”, and “inclusion” even mean? … Read more
The 1 June Newcomer Academy Costume/Persona Class was recorded! It is now available online for people to watch! The link below will direct you to the Zoom Recording. You do not need a Zoom account to watch the video. It’s approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes long. The full video is available here! Password: 7e$oE&0j
The 18 May Populace meeting was recorded and is now available online for people to watch! The link below will direct you to the Zoom Recording. You do not need a Zoom account to watch the video. It’s approximately 56 minutes long. The full video is available here! Password: 3j*r48.f
Good morrow to the Barony! We have a few activities that have been added to the calendar I want to draw your attention to. Check them out below! 19 May (tonight) – Populace in the Virtual Park1900 – 2100 CSTVoice/video chat in the Baronial Discord Server 24 May – Flameworks Guild Watch Party1400 – 1530 … Read more
One of the core features of WordPress is the blog. We have the ability to make announcements and blog posts through our website. We can use these to let the populace know of upcoming activities, recent changes, useful or educational information, and more. We still have to follow SCA policy, however, so this post will … Read more
I am excited and honored to have been chosen by the Barony to fill the role of Event Steward for our upcoming Fall Baronial event. I recognize that we 5 months away from the event, and much could change in Austin, the surrounding cities, and the society between now and then that could impact this event. I intend to keep that close in mind as I continue forward, and I hope that this will be a fun and rewarding process regardless of what the final product will be!
My goal is to create an environment where we can learn, create, and play in the Dream that is the SCA!
I started the bare bones for the event website. Check it out if you’d like 🙂 I’m planning to keep pretty much all of the event resources accessible from that page. As much for my own sanity as I figure it’ll be useful for people to see what’s what. Gonna make a “contact the event steward” form soon so that it’ll be easy for people to contact me.
Next things I’m working on will be updating/fleshing out the theme ideas I’ve had so far and making those accessible to everyone. After that will be reaching out to champions and officers/guild leaders, and then hopefully scheduling a brainstorming session for the barony.
My goal is that by the end of May we will have a pretty good handle on what in-person competitions we want to plan for, what virtual alternatives we want to aim for, and a solid idea (or at least starting ideas) for how we want to incorporate the theme into our event.
Respectfully, Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir Event Steward for Fall Baronial 2020 Bryn Gwlad Webminister
This class will be virtual and will be available to view after, so if you can’t make it, no worries!
Atholl Brose (or Athol Brose, Athole Brose) is a Scottish drink made by mixing oatmeal, honey, whisky, and sometimes cream (particularly on festive occasions). This class will go over how to make this delicious drink and the different variations.
What you need for the class: – Whiskey – Oatmeal (preferably plain but whatever you have will work) – Honey – Secret Ingredient – Silver Spoon (optional)
Update for SCA101! As previously announced, the first class of the 2020 Bryn Glad Newcomer’s Academy will be held next Monday, May 4, 2020. Due to the plague ravaging the Current Middle Ages, we are moving this class online to Zoom! P.S. A reminder – this class will NOT be held in person at Nosh … Read more
Have you been searching for a way to keep up your combat skills while we are sheltering in place? Well, SCAdians all around have been putting together online classes, demos, and discussions that you can join in on! Knowne World SCA Virtual Fighter Practice (Facebook Group) SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display (Facebook Group) Virtual … Read more
Join us for a virtual gathering of the populace! We will be using the Baronial Discord server and hanging out with voice and video! There are many voice channels for us to you, break out into small groups, share content with the group, or just enjoy the sounds of people talking. If you’re new to … Read more
Fall Baronial 2020 is the first weekend of October this year. We have had two presentations for event bids tonight during our Zoom Business Meeting.We are going to be using Survey Monkey to vote on which bid will be chosen.
If you want to look at the documents for each bid you can find them here on a Google Drive Folder;
The offices of Seneschal, Rapier Marshal, Minister of Children and Webminister are Open for Applications! Applications for Rapier Marshal are due by APRIL 30, 2020. Applications for Webminsiter are due by APRIL 30, 2020. Applications for Seneschal are due by MAY 31, 2020. Applications for Minister of Children are being accepted at any time. Want … Read more
Good evening Newcomers! In one weeks time (Monday, May 4) we will be hosting our first class of this years session of the Bryn Gwlad’s Newcomers Academy: SCA 101. Come learn the basics of what the SCA is all about! Due to the state of affairs in the current Middle Ages, instead of meeting at … Read more
Training provided if needed! Event will have Herald post station with snacks and water Need 2 book heralds to sit and help with questions and information (1 for each shift – AM and PM on Saturday) Need several List field heralds – depending on what the fighting schedule is – for Saturday and Sunday as … Read more
The April Clothier’s Guild Meeting will be held this Thursday — 23 April — via Discord from 6 to 9pm CST. Join the chat with other guild members, stay for a short time or the entire meeting, and look forward to live streams! Join the Discord server and introduce yourself! kolfinna inn kyrra OtarsdottirActing Bryn … Read more