9/27: Rapier Tiny Tourney at PiP!

Greetings populace, On Tuesday September 27th at Populace in the Park, Don Maelgwyn has arranged with Their Excellencies to sponsor a Tiny Rapier Tournament! He is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first SCA fighter practice. The format will be a single elimination list fought with single rapier. Please wear garb if you are able! … Read more

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of September 

Greetings all, and welcome to our 2022 series, Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends).  Monthly we interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with  Honorable Lord Robin de Chantenay Carrot of Bjornborg. He is … Read more

September 18 10AM: Ffynnon Gath Joint Martial Practice

Greetings figthters! It’s time for another Bryn Gwlad and Bjornsborg joint fighter practice at the Shire of Ffynnon Gath! BG will provide a marshal-in-charge and loaner gear for rapier fighting. WHEN: 10AM to 3PM Sunday, September 18WHERE: Fischer Park in New Braunfels1935 Hilltop Summit Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Using the McQueeny Rd Entrance, head … Read more

8/30 Fighter Practice: Weather Cancellation

Greetings fighters, It is with a sopping heart that we must cancel fighter practice today. Our deputies have visited the practice site (where it is still raining), and found it flowing with water. We encourage everyone to take this extra time to do your at-home drills, review fighting videos, or perhaps send the marshals your … Read more

Cristiane Milton with another BG/Bonwicke Baronial Update!

Greetings good gentles all and another update! The Baronies of Bryn Gwlad and Bonwicke have joined forces to present to you an Italian Themed Festival of Color!!! With activities to delight all ages, each few weeks we shall highlight yet another activity or competition to entertain and delight! Announcement the First and Second…., Rapier Fighters!! … Read more

Society Oral Tradition Resolution

Cool news from society regarding cultures with oral traditions instead of / in addition to written documentation. Oral Tradition Resolution To further inclusion of cultural diversity in the SCA, the following Resolution was adopted by the Board: Whereas some historical cultures are based on oral traditions; and Whereas some historical cultures lost historical documentation due … Read more

Shadowlands Fighter Practice Startup Support: Sunday Aug 28, 5pm

Greetings fighters! The Shire of the Shadowlands in College Station is having their first fighter practice of the new academic year this Sunday, August 28, at 5pm. Let’s go support our cousins in their new year! The location is Lot 100d, which has free parking on weekends. Both chivalric and rapier fighting will be happening. … Read more

UPDATE: 8/23 Weather Cancellation for Fighter Practice, & New Start Time

UPDATE: Due to risk of flooding, both fighter practices have been cancelled for today. Greetings fighters and populace of Bryn Gwlad, Our Fair Barony is beset by storms and flooding! The chivalric and rapier marshals will make a decision as to the safety of having practice by noon tomorrow (August 23rd). Additionally, both fighting practices … Read more

From the desk/mind of the Halberd Herald

Announcing: Office Hours! Starting September 1st, I will be holding office hours for questions/consultation/anything else anyone needs, every Tuesday night at PiP/FP. I will also be holding virtual consultation hours on Discord on Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm, and will be available Mondays at the same time. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside those … Read more

From The Desk of the Knights Marshall

Greetings Chivalric fighters ! The Texas heat has subsided to the point where it is safer to fight earlier in the day. Starting Tuesday Aug 23rd Chiv practice will resume our Normal Practice time of 7pm. Stay Safe and keep hydrating , I will see everyone next Tuesday ! Valgard of York Barony of Bryn … Read more

Another Week Closer to the Festival

Greetings good gentles all! The Baronies of Bryn Gwlad and Bonwicke have joined forces to present to you an Italian Themed Festival of Color!!! Each Barony will be choosing their Martial Champions through persistent and dedicated competition With activities to delight all ages, each few weeks will highlight yet another activity or competition to entertain … Read more

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of August

Greetings all and welcome to our 2022 series, Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends).  Monthly we interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with  Magister René Damours He is an amazing and very talented … Read more

Making items for the N/C B&B bags ? Please click and read

Greetings Barony and Friends  I hope you have all had as great a time – creating largess items for the Newcomer bags as I have. What a great feeling knowing these items will be used and I am sure treasured ! I would like to Have all the items turned in to me , Sigrun, … Read more

Bryn Gwlad and Bonwicke’s Festival of Color

Greetings good gentles all! The Baronies of Bryn Gwlad and Bonwicke have joined forces to present to you an Italian Themed Festival of Color!!!Each Barony will be choosing their Martial Champions through persistent and dedicated competitonWith activities to delight all ages, each few weeks will highlight yet another activity or competition to entertain and delight! … Read more

Candlemas Bid awarded

First I would like to thank both of our potential autocrat teams, Ulfeior a Prondheimi and Corynne MacLeod & Marie de Girau. I truly appreciate the barony having choices between two extremely strong bids. Based on the baronial polling and in consolation with their Excellencies of Bryn Gwlad, we have decided that Candlemas 2023 will … Read more

Important Change to Chivalric Practice

From the Desk of the Knight’s Marshal: Due to the record setting heat, Chivalric Practice will start at 8:00pm until September 1st. This is so that everyone can try to mitigate the heat, so that practices do not have to be cancelled. This goes into effect immediately, and will be reevaluated on September 1st, with … Read more

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of July 

Greetings all and welcome to our 2022 series, Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends).  Monthly we interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with Maistreas Meadhbh nī Ruaidh óChonnemara. She is an amazing and … Read more

Business Meeting Monday 7pm

We will have a business meeting tomorrow evening Monday 6/27/2022 at 7pm. Please see the calendar for the zoom link. Agenda Big topics will be updates on all of our upcoming events! Queen’s Champion! War of Legends! Fall Baronial!

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of JUNE 

Greetings all and welcome to our series , Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends). Monthly we will interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it !  Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with HL Kassandra de Haas. She is an amazing and … Read more

Fighter Practice Canceled: 5/24/2022

Greetings fighters and members of the Bryn Gwlad populace, Due to the rain forecasted during practice time and the severe thunderstorms predicted for the end of practice time, both rapier and chivalric practice are cancelled. Please travel safely, and we look forward to seeing everyone at Steppes Warlord (Facebook link) this weekend! Yours in Service,Nadja … Read more

May Business Meeting 5/23/2022

Monday 5/23/2022 We will have our May Business Meeting. Please see the baronial calendar for meeting details. (Note, if you see 2 “Business Meeting” events on the calendar, please click on the “Bryn Gwlad Business Meeting”, not “BG Business Meeting” – we are working on removing the old one.) Topics for this meeting include: CURRENT … Read more

Rapier Marshal: Open for applications

Time flies when you’re trying to balance keeping people safe and stabbing them, and so my term of office is coming to a close. Got some great ideas for making practice better? Tired of how things are being run? Here’s your chance! Submit your application here: https://ansteorra.org/seneschal/apply-for-an-office/, and be sure to copy rapier@bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org, southern-rapier@marshal.ansteorra.org, and … Read more

Offices ~ positions available in the Barony 

Hello Barony we need your help- active play is happening again in our great society ! HUZZAH !! But in order to do all the fun things we must have leaders – to teach , to reach, and to support – please help the Barony you love by volunteering to serve :  These are the … Read more

Welcome to the Bryn Gwlad Gulf Wars XXX Special Blog!

With this being the 30th year of Gulf Wars, there will be twice daily blog entries of all the news, successes, and joy of our beloved Bryn Gwlad at War! I thank you for all your patience while things have been getting set up. Each Day’s Schedule will be both posted and edited on the … Read more

NEW BARONIAL HERALD

Greetings my friends and chosen family, I just want to say thank you for all the support and kindness you have shown me during my tenure as the Halberd Pursuivant.  I started with very little knowledge in this area and well I still have a lot to learn but I have grown immensely in the … Read more

February ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to  The Bryn Gwlad Cooks Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Cooks Guild lead is Maestri Meadhbh nī Ruaidh óChonnemara The Cooks Guild is set up and run by populace from … Read more

Gulf Wars XXX (2022)

Do you hear the drums in the distance? War is Coming! Rally the troops, start planning, and follow these steps to join us! Step 1: REGISTER – go to the Gulf Wars website, https://www.gulfwars.org/ Learn all the details and register NOW! Deadline is February 15th. If the war is called off, your registration fee is … Read more

Candlemas 2022 Cancelled Due to Covid Numbers

Good evening, Bryn Gwlad. I am sure many of you have been watching the Austin area covid numbers, as has the Bryn Gwlad financial committee and Candlemas planning team. Unfortunately, due to the high number of hospitalizations the financial committee has voted to cancel Candlemas 2022. We are in discussions with Georgetown to see if … Read more

Monday 7pm CANDLEMAS planning

Tomorrow at 7 pm is the Candlemas meeting. Please join us. There will be a lot of important discussions and we could use all of your input. Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Thank you Sarah Ulfeior Gunn

Calling all HERALDS !

Do you want to build a Blazon from a device drawn on a napkin or on the back of a receipt ? Or do you feel this unending draw to resource check the onomastics of the Holy Roman Empire ? So exciting ! Even if you are brand new and just find that heraldry in … Read more

Reminder: Business Meeting Tonight

Greetings Bryn Gwlad, We will be reviewing our bid for Candlemas tonight and going over our officer reports. Please join as you are able. The zoom information can always be found on the calendar, but is available here as well: Join Zoom Meeting https://arrivelogistics.zoom.us/j/83312139618 Meeting ID: 833 1213 9618 For all those who I will … Read more

December ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to  The Bryn Gwlad Moneyer’s Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Moneyer’s Guild  Guild lead is  Rüdiger the Moneyer Deputy is Kazimir Liskowicz Wylkowski The Moneyer’s Guild is set up … Read more

Todays YULE reminder

 LIVE STREAMING Vindheim’s Coronet Tourney !! As well as all the fun and wonderful things happening, there will be lots of sitting and visiting with those we choose to enjoy our historical time with. We will also be LIVE STREAMING Vindheim’s Coronet Tourney !! If you cannot travel to see history made, Let us share … Read more

Todays Yule reminder:

There will be Land Court Land is granted based on awards received- Tradition is if someone is wanting more lands or wanting land for specific purposes (guilds), then they must request this from Their Excellencies. Not all requests for additional lands may be approved, i.e. bribery in the form of Largess is common. Populace are … Read more

Todays Yule Reminder

 I will be at pip tonight !! Please bring a roll of holiday wrapping paper, and a package of bows or a roll of tape – all extras will be brought to yule  I also still need garland , any kind, tinsel, green, paper !  Populace In the Park. Every tuesday evening at 7pm Location: … Read more

Candlemas Needs You! Come hear about recent developments!

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! We had over 30 respondents for our Candlemas survey, one of our better survey responses ever. Some of the major takeaways from the survey:– The populace is not in favor of having an expansion of martial activities at Candlemas– A Majority of respondents want to participate in dance classes and/or a ball … Read more

a&s a&s a&S a&S A&S A&S A&S A&S !

Barony Artisans, Crafters, Weavers, Builders, Cooks, and Creators of all things ! Candlemas is Near and there will be much A&S rejoicing, sharing, teaching and showing !!! If you have been unmotivated in completing your wares, let’s get fired up and get on it !! If you need support, in anyway , please reach out … Read more

Yule Sparklefest 2021

Dec 11th ~ 12 noon to 8pm at Lakeside Pavilion ~ 307 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls Tx 78654 Itinerary: 9 -11:30 – Set up, decorate crew 12 – Populace arrives and decorate their tables  1pm – Their excellencies open court  Baronial Business at some time  2-4 – Land coordinator opens – Games Table D&D, Craft … Read more

See you tonight, 11/22 @ 7pm, for business meeting!

Hello Bryn Gwlad! Reminder that our monthly business meeting is tonight at 7pm. We have several events in the coming months as well as the business of the barony to review. Please join this evening to discuss Yule, Candlemas, Sherwood, and more! The details of the business meeting can always be found on the baronial … Read more

Greetings Barony and friends

Because of the busyness of the month, instead of a “Guild of the Month” ~ Lets talk about Thanksgiving~  Although the American concept of Thanksgiving is taught in schools to have developed in the colonies of New England, its roots can actually be traced back to the other side of the Atlantic. Both the Separatists … Read more

See you tomorrow, 11/15, for the Candlemas planning meeting!

Reminder: Tomorrow, 11/15, at 7pm we are having our first Candlemas 2022 prep meeting. Please come attend and bring all your best ideas, excited energy, and/or years of experience to bear on making this Candlemas a great experience for one and all. See you all tomorrow via zoom!https://arrivelogistics.zoom.us/j/84085416765Orazio,BG Seneschal

Candlemas planning meeting Monday, 11/15

Greetings, Bryn Gwlad! I hope you have all recovered from an amazing fall event with our friends from Shadowlands. Thank you again to our phenomenal event stewards and staff! I had a phenomenal time and it was exactly what I needed to reinvigorate my love for the game and my desire to serve this greatest … Read more

SPARKLE FEST YULE Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Stronghold of Hellsgate, & Ward of Bardshal

December 11th, noon – 8pm – Lakeside Pavillion in Marble Falls ~ on the lake by the walkway of lights. WINTER IS THE MOST MAGICAL OF TIMES ~ For all humanity & mystical creatures alike.  Let us join together and celebrate! Not the past years of plague and isolation, but the Future and the Now … Read more

Marshalls needed !! For Asgardian Fjord Day

Greetings Barony of Bryn Gwlad and Shire of Shadowlands !  Asgardian Fjord Day is Saturday Nov. 6th at Deanville Hall, Farm to Market 111, Deanville, TX We need at least 3 more Martial’s for the Chivalric Melee  Please help support our Fall event and volunteer! You can contact me on Facebook, messenger, Or by emailing me at … Read more

Call for Completed Charters’

Have you painted and completed charters for the Barony ? Greetings all , we have a glorious event coming up in a few short weeks and we are in need of the lovely charters the Barony and friends have been painting for us !! Thank you all so very much for supporting this Barony in … Read more

Start of the BG blitz!

Greetings, Bryn Gwlad! Tomorrow evening, 10/25 at 7pm is business meeting. At the meting we will be discussing:– Zombie tourney WHICH IS THIS TUESDAY, GET HYPE!!!!– Our joint event with Shadowlands WHICH IS COMING UP ON NOV 6th, GET HYPE!!!(then take a breath and get ready, because then we are ramping back up for)– Yule– … Read more

Zombie Tournament : Tuesday Oct 26th 7pm – 10pm

@Beverly Sheffield Park Northwest (PIP)  ~ 7000 Ardath St. ~ go around the pool and we set up between the Basketball court and the Tennis court on the greens ~ As the Veil thins We SCA enthusiast will not go undaunted ~ even if it means we fight the Zombie Apocalypse –  Things to do … Read more

October ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to The Bryn Gwlad WoodWorkers  Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Woodworkers Guild  Guild lead is  Úlfeiðr a Þróndheimi – Deputy is Dafydd de Mortemer The Woodworkers Guild is A New … Read more

Sign up for Zombie tournament

Greetings Barony and friends! Zombie Tournament is a fun mini event that happens at our populace in the park fighter practice on Tuesday October 26th, It is a Garbed and zombified event for fun and to reach out to the community – and lots of fun will be had !! Where is it at: Beverly … Read more

Presenting the Thorgeant

Come join us at Asgardian Fjord Day for the evening Thorgeant. What’s a Thorgeant, you may well ask. It’s Freyja’s attempt to find a replacement Thor and Loki to retrieve Mjolnir from Thrym, the jotun who has stolen it. The real Thor and Loki have had a long, hard day and are too exhausted to … Read more

Volunteers needed Click Here !

Greetings Barony ! We have two events ASGARDIAN FIELD DAY & ZOMBIE TOURNAMENT! Asgardian Field day needs gate shifts filled ~ This event will be Nov 6th – This is our Fall Baronial event being held jointly with the Shire of Shadowlands – it will take place at DEANVILLE HALL, Farm to Market rd. 111, … Read more

Rapier Practice: Reopening October 5th

Hi all, Given the decline in Covid-19 numbers, rapier practice will re-open October 5th. Note that in accordance with current Ansteorra rules (https://ansteorra.org/covid-19-information/) masking will be required. Note also that as of October 15th, participation will require either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours. Look for an update with more … Read more

Fighter Practice and PiP back on! (See you Tuesday, 10/05)

Greetings, Bryn Gwlad! Thank you for your patience and understanding while we waited out the most recent covid spike in the greater Austin area. Austin-Travis County has dropped down to stage 4, so in consultation with the rapier and chivalric marshals, I am reopening Tuesday fighter practice and Populace-in-the-Park. Please make sure you fill out … Read more

Oye’ Oye’ Shadowlands and Bryn Gwlad

We are in need of volunteers for our upcoming joint event !! Please sign up using the following sheet !! If you have never done it, thats okay ! We will train you then you can do it everywhere ! Sign up you know you want to ~ If you have questions please contact Lady … Read more

September ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to The Bryn Gwlad Fiber Arts Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leader and show what it is all about. The Bryn Gwlad Fiber Arts Guild lead is Master Dafydd de Mortemer The Fiber Arts Guild is set up and run … Read more

Zombie Tournament

Oyez , Oyez ! Bryn Gwlad and friends As the days grow shorter and hopefully cooler. The time draws near to fight the most epic of Battles at our very own populace in the Park – Prowess on the field as well as of the Arts no doubt will earn much word fame ! So … Read more

Site Token for Fall Event chat

Wed 8/18 at 7:00pm we will be hosting a chat to discuss building our site tokens for the Fall Event Asgardian Fjord Day. Come join our meeting to see how you might be able to help ahead of our event in November making some awesome site tokens. Nicaize Maupetit is inviting you to a scheduled … Read more

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends

From the Barony MoAS Its August and well things are still weird – but Yay for the SCA and all our friends online !! As well as time to work on all the things – We have events coming up for Kingdom A&S – and the signups are live ! Here is a link to … Read more

Next fall event planning meeting: 08/04 at 7pm

Greetings, Bryn Gwlad! We will be having our next planning meeting for our joint event with Shadowlands this Wednesday at 7pm via zoom. Come hear updates, share your ideas, and get pumped for our next event! Join Zoom Meetinghttps://arrivelogistics.zoom.us/j/92812049494?pwd=VDYzdDJWem1PSzZVVXJjZExuWnpZZz09 Meeting ID: 928 1204 9494Passcode: FallEvent See you Wednesday!Orazio, Seneschal

Fall Joint Event Update: “Asgardian Field Day”

Thank you so much to everyone who has attended our first two meetings. I am very excited to see how the Asgardian field/fjord day theme is coming together. However, we are still sourcing a site, key staff, and working out individual activity plans. If you are interested in helping out please contact me or attend … Read more

July ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce to you ~ The Bryn Gwlad Scribal Guild  ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Scribal Guild   Guild lead is Lady Genevieve of Hellsgate   The Scribal Guild is set up and … Read more

Herald Training Class (Virtual)

Greetings Barony – Your Herald – Sigrun de Birca will host a training meeting on Wednesday July 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm via the Baronial Discord server ! The nights topic will be over the Basics of what to do as a Baronial or group Herald ! What do you actually have to know? … Read more

Fall Event Planning Meeting 07/05 at 7pm

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! We will be meeting on zoom this upcoming Monday, July the 5th to start work our fall event. Things we will discuss:SitesThemeCompetitionsCampingAnd more! Pull out all those favorite sites, kooky themes, and crazy competition ideas you been thinking about and we can work together to put together a great joint event with … Read more

In-person events are happening! Here is what you need to fill out to participate.

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! In order to comply with society requirements for in person activities, I have created the following form that all participants will need to fill out when attending any local meeting, guild event, practice, or revel. The form asks for your SCA and mundane name as well as a good contact number and … Read more

Bardshal Midsummer Revel

Greetings Barony ~ these are exciting times and we are actually going LIVE PLAY !! June 19th 2021 from 10am to 6pm What a great time to celebrate our friendships and kinships with a day event. We will be able to reacquaint ourselves with our personas, our fighting, and our arts !! The Barony needs … Read more

Populace in the Park is back June 1st (and other reopening updates)

Greetings Bryn Gwlad, Based on recent guidance from the kingdom seneschal and the vote of the populace at business meeting, we are restarting Populace in the Park, or PiP, to coincide with rapier and chivalric practice on Tuesday nights. The first PiP will be June 1st, watch the calendar for official details and please reach … Read more

WOODWORKERS GUILD

CANCELLED for tonight only: The inaugural meeting of the Woodworkers guild is being rescheduled for, Weds June 16th and the 3rd Weds of every month there after – Sorry for the short notice Cancellation but the Guild lead is Ill and we have no deputy yet – please let us know if you are interested … Read more

Woodworkers Guild Meeting

Greetings populace and friends, The first monthly WOODWORKERS GUILD MEETING will take place this Thursday – May 20th at 7pm on Discord ! After this date the meetings will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month – Virtual or place will be determined monthly ! Úlfeiðr a Þróndheimi Looks forward to seeing you all there … Read more

Events For the Day – How do we begin ! The new normal and What to bring

Eventing will begin soon and everything has changed – In this new beginning we will need to be covid aware, social distancing, and out doors: Lets start with the basics : Be aware that none of this is a hard and fast “have too” these are written as an example to help you create your … Read more

Baronial Birthdays

I want to start putting a list of birthdays in the barony in the monthly newsletter if you would like you can add your birthday info to the google form https://forms.gle/ummCeCZG6Y4T9g2f6

Greetings Barony – News from the Cooks Guild

Alas our leader for the Cooks Guild ~Johnathan Blacklock~ is needing to step down. Lord Blacklock has been a driving force for this guild, has moved it forward in the culinary Kingdom and given it LIFE ! He will be greatly missed at the helm , but he is one of us , so I … Read more

Greetings Good Gentles of Bryn Gwlad and beyond

Welcome March ! We have so much Greatness to look forward to! So many exciting adventures for the year – Do not let the coldness of winter and the Ails of 2020/2021 get you down , the thaw is underway and we shall prevail !! Let me start by sharing some exciting news ! I … 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

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

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

In-person activity update

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! I have an update on the Baronial reopening plan. Shortly after business meeting the southern regional seneschal received an appeal and, in consultation with the kingdom seneschal and Crown, decided to approve the appeal. This means that the Baronial reopening policy has been overturned. I have reached out to the martials and … Read more

Candlemas Classes

Greetings, Candlemas will be upon us before you know it. If you are interested in teaching a class at Candlemas. Sigrun de Birca will be our class coordinator she can be reached via email (starlasjy @ gmail.com) or via the Bryn Gwlad Facebook Group. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7TV3zZv2-GcDXlYk6DwXNibg9H91lEg3XgbWyuooA16eKCg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Covid 19 Update for the Barony

Greetings, populace and friends of Bryn Gwlad! I am writing you to provide an update on the state of activities within the barony and our plans locally for when we will resume in-person activities. Currently, Bryn Gwlad just entered our second week at phase 1 on the Ansteorran Martialate Practices Reopen Plan. The officers of … Read more

Update on in-person events

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! I have an update from the SCA’s board of directors concerning events for the rest of the year. To read their full resolution you can find it here. The long and short of it is there will be no in-person kingdom-level events through January 31st. I know this is disappointing but it … 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

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

COVID-19 Update from Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings Ansteorra,

I hope all are well and finding ways to deal with our mutual isolation. Thank you to all who have been helping put out content for people to enjoy and to all the groups having virtual meetings. Connection is still needs, glad to see folks doing so.

Originally, we had announced that all SCA Official activities would not happen in Ansteorra until March 30. Given that the situation is what it is, and mostly that it is so fluid and not predictable, I, in agreement with the Crown, am going to change that statement to not include an end date. For now, we will continue the “no official activities” for as long as needed. We will wait and see how things are looking, we will comply with government directives. I will make sure to update as we move forward. Let me know if you have questions.

We are still planning on Coronation to happen, along with Queen’s Champion and King’s Champion, on May 9th. We have been given permission by Society to hold a Virtual Event for Coronation, if needed. This permission also includes the ability of the Crown to give awards at that time, up to and including Peerages. Hopefully, we will not have to do that, but it is good to already have permission if needed.

Take care of each other, stay safe. We are Ansteorra, we are stronger than anything this situation can throw at us. We will rise again.

Avery
Kingdom Seneschal

16 Mar 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Announcement from the Bryn Gwlad Seneschal: UPDATE: All baronial activities are now cancelled until March 30th per our Kingdom Seneshcal. We will be notifying Sherwood that we will be suspending our participation for the season. Please stay tuned on details on when we will arrange to remove our booth and demo items out at Sherwood. … Read more

Greetings from the Baron & Baroness!

Good day, good Gentles, and Welcome to the Fairest Barony in the Knowne World!

Let us extend the hand of friendship and fellowship to those brave individuals who have chosen to find out what all those people in costume are doing! We are people from all walks of life and careers: high-tech and low, college age, middle age, mom-and-dad age and children. But we all share the love of Things Medieval. We thrill to the stories of knights in shining armor and ladies fair, to minstrels singing heroic tales in the Great Hall—and we yearn to wear a sword, or don a flowing gown and veil and enter those stories. Here in the Society for Creative Anachronism you can do exactly that! Come and join us; be a part of our Baronial Champions Tournament where armor glitters and knights compete for honor and glory. Or our Feast of Candlemas, where artisans and scholars display their work, where song, poetry and dance abound, and candlelight flickers over a feast fit for a king! Welcome, my friends, to this great barony, and the Current Middle Ages.

If you have seen great acts of skill, guile, service, or note worthy actions by the populous of Bryn Gwlad or wish to contact the Baron or Baroness for any other reason please feel free to email us.

Don’t forget great acts can be acknowledged at the Kingdom level, too.

Gavin mac Giolla Ruaidh & Wentiliana le Chandeler
Baron and Baroness of Bryn Gwlad