Join us virtually for Event Planning and Woodworking – Tonight!

Join us tonight for two virtual activities! #1 Woodworking Our Woodworking Guild will be having a virtual meeting in the Bryn Gwlad Discord Server to talk about projects, tools, and the up-coming in-person meeting! Meet the guild, talk about your projects, or just hang out and enjoy the discussions. #2 Joint Event Planning Meeting Bryn … Read more

Joint Event Planning Meeting – Tomorrow, July 12th!

Join us tomorrow, July 11th, at 7pm in Zoom for our second Planning Meeting for our upcoming Joint Fall Event with Shadowlands! All are welcome to attend! Help us plan the event!Join us for the meeting!Bring your ideas! Primary goals of the meeting: Finalize the Name/Theme of the Event Choose a site We’re currently looking … Read more

Midsummer Revel — We Want Your Help for an A&S Display!

Our Minister of Arts and Sciences, Sigrun de Birca, is asking for people to display their A&S works at our upcoming Midsummer Revel! We want to showcase your work! There will be a table (or tables) set up to display works in progress finished projects documentation samples (if you have them handy) If you will … Read more

25 May 2021 – Chivalric practice cancelled

Greetings to the Barony. Due to an unforeseen alighment of the stars, the Baronial KM, nor any of his uplines will be attending practice tonight. After discussion with the Seneschal, tonights chiv practice is canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In Service,Riddari Vilhjalmr ThursasprengirSRKM (Southern Regional Knight Marshal) For the latest details … Read more

Award Recommendations: Who did you see during the Spring?

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 in the SCA? How do I submit someone for a … Read more

Survey: Virtual Hangouts – Respond Now!

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Hello again from kolfinna! I was blown away by responses to my survey about online platforms in the Barony (more on those results here), and I’d like a few more minutes of your time to get your thoughts onvirtual hangouts and recordings of activities. I would like to ask for 5 – 10 minutes of … Read more

King’s College Schedule is Now Available!

Check out the complete King’s College Schedule at the link below (note: Fri, Sat, and Sun schedules are each in their own tab): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/157x56EkDs85f7sz5ricO-g7kKQlXfLB_ang-fsOFr6Y/edit#gid=9180332 The Facebook Event page will have updates, announcements, and more: https://fb.me/e/2gfgNLQwP

What’s happening this week in Bryn Gwlad?

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Join us for virtual and in-person activities in Bryn Gwlad this week!Tuesday is our busiest night. 7PM – Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Virtual Populace Hangout in Discord 7PM – Tuesday 4 May 2021 – In-Person Rapier Practice at Beverly Sheffield Park Restrictions apply. Read the in-person activity status page or the calendar description for … Read more

Update: Adult, outdoor, martial practices can resume (with restrictions)

The Ansteorran Earl Marshal has released new guidance for adult, outdoor martial activities. “Effective May 1st all adult martial practices resume with alignment to Society event restrictions” Ansteorra Martial Reopening Guidance The Bryn Gwlad In-Person Activity Status page has been updated Future updates will follow once we know if/how this impacts the current Kingdom A&S … Read more

Online Platform Survey April 2021 – View the Response Summaries Now!

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Last week, I conducted a survey of the populace in order to gather information related to how you use online platforms to engage with Bryn Gwlad online. I’ve summarized the results (and made pretty charts and tables), and have them available for you to view here!

I mention this in the slideshow, but want to emphasize it here as well:

The goal of this survey is NOT to change how people use online platforms, it’s NOT to create TODO lists for officers, and it’s NOT to prove one platform is “better” than another.

The goal IS to gather information, to understand how the populace use online platforms, to get a sense for how people engage with Bryn Gwlad, and provide interesting information to officers and the populace in the hopes that it can be made useful.

See the full presentation here!

Please feel free to reach out to be via email (webminister at bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org) if you have questions, comments, suggestions, or more.

Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir
Bryn Gwlad Webminsiter

See the full presentation here!

Business Meeting is Tonight at 7pm!

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Apologies for the delay in the announcement! Tonight is the Bryn Gwlad Business meeting! This is the monthly business meeting where Bryn Gwlad, the Austin, TX chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, meets to hear officer reports, discuss upcoming activities, seek volunteers for events, brainstorm activities we want to plan, discuss financial matters, and … Read more

Garb – Constructing all the Things. Links that might help!

Just sharing a few links related to basic construction of clothing and accessories. Happy afternoon! Archaeological Sewing Costuming links – leather and odds and ends Costuming links – hats, embroidery, decorations Having more links you want to share?Post them in the comments below!

Late-Period Construction, Some Examples

In the SCA, “late period” is often used to refer to things dating between 1100 and 1600, though the term varies dramatically depending on what culture or geographic location you’re looking at. Here are some links to examples of late period construction: An Overview of Men’s Clothing in Northern Italy c. 1420 – 1480 Isabella’s … Read more

Monthly Scribal and Illumination in Discord Tonight!

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What: Monthly Scribal and Illumination Guild MeetingWhen: Thursday, 1 April 2021Time: 7pm – 9pm CDTWhere: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server Sync the details from our calendar to yours! This is our scribal guild’s monthly meeting! Pull out your latest scribal project and chat with the guild. New folks are always welcome! People of all skill levels … Read more

Tonight! Join the Clothier’s Guild in Discord

What: Monthly Clothier’s Guild MeetingWhen: Thursday, 25 March 2021Time: 6pm – 9pm CDTWhere: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server, guild-meeting voice channel Sync the details from our calendar to yours! Join the clothier’s guild for an evening of socializing, demos, and more! The guild will be gathering via discord.  Each week will have a different theme or … Read more

Burgundy Gone Dutch – Join us to watch an Illumination Class!

Tomorrow evening we are planning to have a SCA class watch party! Join us as we watch a class given by Magistra Osana van der Linden during Candlemas 2021! In this class we will explore the history and techniques for an illumination piece from 1490-1550 Burgundy! What: Burgundy Gone Dutch; YouTube Watch PartyWhen: Tuesday, 23 … Read more

Join the March Business Meeting Tomorrow Night in Zoom

What: Bryn Gwlad’s Monthly Business MeetingWhen: Monday, 22 March 2021Time: 7pm – 830pm CDT (usually ends by 745pm)Where: Zoom! Get the link from our Baronial Calendar Sync the details from our calendar to yours! This is the monthly business meeting where Bryn Gwlad meets to hear officer reports, discuss upcoming activities, seek volunteers for events, brainstorm … Read more

Learn to Make Mead without Equipment on Saturday

That’s right! Join us via Zoom on Saturday as Ambrogio and Jean teach us how to make Mead without Equipment! What: Virtual Class on Mead-MakingWhen: Saturday, 20 March 2021Time: 3pm CDTWhere: Zoom! Get the link from our Baronial Calendar Sync the details from our calendar to yours! Hear what the instructors have to say about … Read more

Eating Your Grief – Funerary Feasting through the ages! Join us this Tuesday!

We are doing something different this Tuesday! The instructors from our Candlemas Event are planning to hop into Discord at 7pm on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, to watch Escarlata Leticia Itzel de Granada’s class on Funeary Feasting through history! The Discord will be available for chat before, during, and after. What: Watch party of “Eating … Read more

Early-Period Clothing! A couple of articles and videos for your afternoon

Generally in the SCA, the term “early period” refers to things dating between 1100 and 1400 or anything earlier than that. (Yes, it’s a vague term and “early” changes depending on what geographic location you’re talking about. But, that’s okay.) Here are a couple of links that focus on early period “viking” construction. Check out … Read more

Bryn Gwlad Business Meeting — Monday, 22 February

Join us tomorrow evening for the monthly business meeting for all things Bryn Gwlad. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7pm and will be hosted via the Zoom platform. The Bryn Gwlad calendar will be updated tomorrow as soon as the links are available. Join us at 7pm tomorrow! Check the calendar for the … Read more

Research is Hard. Where do you even begin???

This is by no means a comprehensive collection of research starting points. This won’t get you information on all cultures, but hopefully these will give you some starting points, some inspiration, and some educational spaces to explore. These links will take you to external sites. Ancient Origins – “Our goal is to highlight the very latest … Read more

Kingdom Round Table is Tomorrow!! Prepare to attend classes!

Kingdom Round table is tomorrow! This is the bi-annual Ansteorran event where officers take classes related to their field, officers renew their warrants (by attending classes), and the Greater Officers of State give the State of the Kingdom presentation — the status report of the offices and affairs of the Kingdom. Officers, attend your classes! … Read more

Structures, Dwellings, and Tents

The SCA is heavily centered on camping, gathering for weekend events, and decorating our homes away from home. But… what types of tents are out there? What can you make, what can you buy? Check out this collection of links and articles available from Stefan’s Florilegium! Specifically, this article detailing how to make a wedge … Read more

Invisible Disabilities and the SCA – Upcoming Panel Discussion

What: Online Event, details and updates on FacebookWhen: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:30 PM CST – 3:30 PM CSTDuration: 2 hrPublic  · Anyone on or off FacebookTopic: Join us for a DEI topic focus round table discussing Invisible Disabilities and the SCA. Panelists include: Honorable Lady Castellana de Andalucia (they/them or she/her), Kingdom of Ansteorra Signorina … Read more

Ansteorran Woven Regalia – Inkle Loom Patterns!

Do you have an inkle loom or another tool that lets you do warp-faced weavings? Looking for small projects to take on? Well, you can satisfy your need to weave and help the Kingdom at the same time! The Kingdom of Ansteorra gives regalia with some awards. It can range from circlets to cloaks, pendants … Read more

Hardened Leather Armour and Resources to Make It

These are a few resources shared y Bryn Gwlad’s own Sir Maelgwyn. These should help you in your quest to make your own leather armour. First, this article at Greaving has good coverage of making greaves! There are seven steps to the grieving process:  shock, pain, anger, depression, hope, reconstruction and acceptance.  Many of these steps … Read more

Want to find people talking about SCA or Period topics? Check out these blogs!

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

Whats happening in Bryn Gwlad This Week?

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

Knights! Chivalric Combat! Heavy Fighting! What is it, and how do I get started?

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

Join tomorrow’s business meeting! Links below!

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

Wool and Linen — Staples for Constructing Clothing

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

Rapier Review during Yule! – Today at 1pm

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

Join us TOMORROW for our Annual Yule Revel!

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

The History of Bryn Gwlad — The Beginnings of the Barony

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

Populace, Trivia, and Yule Revel!

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

Update from Society: In-person events suspended through 31 May 2021

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!

Dialogue and Debate: What should we strive for?

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

The Lions Den Presents “Creating Accessibility and an Inviting Atmosphere for Non-Eurasian Personas and Cultures”

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

Weekly Activity Lineup! Here we go…

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

Yup, you guessed it! Here’s this week’s Activity Line Up!

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

Things have moved! And hopefully information is easier to find!

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

Tonight! Clothier’s Guild Meeting!

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

Busy Barony of Bryn Gwlad — Tuesday Line-Up!

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

Tuesday Rundown – 13 October 2020

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

Tuesday Reminders!

. 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

The Event has Begun! Need help getting into the event server? We have a Zoom Support Room open all day!

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

Watch our live streams of Minecraft all day!

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!

Join us for morning court in Discord! Or, catch the live stream on YouTube

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

Populace Popular Picks! Vote on your favorite build plots before 4pm on Saturday!

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

Are you excited?! Join us for Populace hangout tonight in Discord

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

Excited about our event but, struggling with Discord? Let us help you!

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

Missed the Final NCA Class? We’ve got you covered!

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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

Clothiers Guild Meeting — Tomorrow Night!

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

Virtual Populace Hangout — Tuesday!

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

You have the power to Recognize others!

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

Familiar with OBS? Interested in attending a class or two? I need you!

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

Fall Baronial – Minecraft Mid-Point!

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

Fall Baronial Schedule is LIVE!

Dearest Barony of Bryn Gwlad and Friends,

We are fast approaching the 2 weeks-out-mark for our upcoming event, and I have good news! The class schedule is LIVE (both classes and minecraft activities)! The Discord server is ready!

Please take some time to visit our event page and look at the exciting activities we have planned — classes, discussions, virtual archery shoots, tournaments, and more!

Hunt for the truth behind Heraldry as Art and personal expression…

Discover the secrets to fight analysis…

Dive into the magic of wet felting…

Explore the phenomenal creations in our Minecraft server…

…and much, much more

If you notice information that is incorrect or missing, please feel welcome to DM me via Facebook, Discord, or email (kolfinnakyrii@yahoo.com).

In Service,

Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir
Fall 2020 Event Steward

VPiP — Tuesday Training — NCA Video Available — Event Prep for You!

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

PiP Tonight – Minecraft Challenge Begins – Rapier Drills

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

NCA Class: Events and Volunteering is available to watch!

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

Taverns, Castles, and Keeps! Oh My!

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

Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes

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

The Quest for a Fun Online Event will soon be Complete!

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 101 – Slides

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

Tuesday Activity Lineup – 4 Aug

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

DEI – What does that mean?

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

Populace Hangout Tonight!

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

Webpage and Activity Lists Underway

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

Automatic Cross-Post from Website to Email List

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

Newcomer Academy Class – Tonight!

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

Purpose for the DEI Blog

“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

Upcoming Activities in May!

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

Fall Baronial Update – 7 May

Greetings unto the Barony of Bryn Gwald!

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

Learn How to Make Athol Brose

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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)

This class will be taught by Mistress Willoc.

Kassandra de Haas
Brewing Guild Principal

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