Archery on for 7/25/21

Archery will be on from 1pm until around 3:30 pm this afternoon at the YMCA Twin Lakes. Due to late Sunday afternoon commitments I will be stopping practice no later than 3:30 pm for the next few weeks, but as long as folks want to shoot I’ll keep the range open until then! -Lady Johanna … Read more

Rapier Practice-returning to mask requirement

Greetings rapier fighters: The greater Austin area has entered Stage 4 of it’s Covid-19 guidelines. Accordingly, we’re going to require masking for all participants (except when socially distant and hydrating), and strongly recommend that non or partially vaccinated people not participate. Guidelines by stage can be found here: https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Health/Vaccine%20Risk%20Based%20Guidance%20V11_No%20Threshold_EN-051821.pdf Staging data can be found here: … Read more

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

7-11-21 Archery is on

We’ll be having our regular Sunday SCA archery practice at 1pm at the YMCA Twin Lakes in Cedar Park. I’m still a little tired from being out yesterday for Crown Tournament, so practice will be shorter than usual – 1pm – 3pm. -Lady Johanna BuchananMKA Jonaya GustafsonBryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

7-4-2021 Archery is Cancelled

We’ve got thunderstorms rolling through all day, so archery will be cancelled for the day. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday! -Lady Johanna BuchananMKA Jonaya GustafsonArchery Marshal, Bryn Gwlad

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

June Business meeting tonight, 06/28, at 7pm

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! It’s that time again, business meeting is tonight at 7pm. Unfortunately, we have not received any bids for our joint event with Shadowlands, so we will be discussing next steps as well as the general business of the Barony. I hope to see you all tonight! Till this evening,Don Orazio d’AssisiBG Seneschal … Read more

Archery is on for 6/27/21!

Archery practice will be held from 1-4pm at the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park. Please note the following restrictions: -Masks are required.-There will be no communal water bearing or loaner equipment available.-Minors are allowed if vaccinated. -Lady Johanna BuchananMKA Jonaya GustafsonBryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

Archery is on for 6/20/21!

We will be having archery practice from 1-4 pm at the Twin Lakes YMCA. Please note the following conditions are still in place: -Masks are still required by the SCA until 7/1.-There will be no loaner gear available or communal water bearing.-Minors ARE allowed to shoot, provided they are fully vaccinated, bring their own equipment, … Read more

Archery is on for 6/13/21

Archery will be happening from 1 – 4pm at the YMCA Twin Lakes in Cedar Park. Please remember that masks are required, participants must bring their own water, loaner gear will not be provided, and minors are not allowed at this time. -Laird/Lady Johanna BuchananMKA Jonaya GustafsonBryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

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

Archery CANCELLED 6/6/21

Due to a conflict with the Royal Huntsman event up in OK, archery practice will not be held on 6/6/2021. -Johanna Buchanan (MKA Jonaya Gustafson)Bryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

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

Archery is ON for 5/30/21!

Looks like the weather is holding up, so I’m looking forward to seeing folks out for our weekly SCA archery practice from 1 – 4pm at the YMCA Twin Lakes! Please be mindful that we are still operating under some restrictions: -No minors will be allowed at this time.-Loaner gear will not be available.-Face masks … 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

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

5-23-21 Archery is CANCELLED

Archers of Bryn Gwlad, Looks like we’ve got more rain, soggy ground, and possible thunderstorms later in the day – as such, archery will be cancelled for the day. Hopefully next week cooperates a bit more! -Johanna Buchanan(MKA Jonaya Gustafson)BG Archery Marshal

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

5-16-21 Archery is CANCELLED

Due to inclement weather and poor range conditions we won’t be having archery practice today. Look forward to seeing everyone next week! -Johanna Buchanan(MKA Jonaya Gustafson)Bryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

Archery is ON for 5/9/21!

We will be having archery practice from 1-4 pm at the YMCA Twin Lakes in Cedar park. Please note the following restrictions: -Masks are required-There will be no loaner gear or communal water bearing-Please no children in attendance -Laird Johanna Buchanan, BG Archery Marshal Check the calendar for details and directions.

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

Rapier practice: Tuesdays at 7pm until further notice

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757(near tennis courts) Until we have functional lighting, we’re starting at 7pm to make the most of the natural light. Masks required regardless of vaccination statusLoaner armor by appointment only-contact the rapier marshal. All rules from: https://ansteorra.org/martial-kingdom/ansteorra-martial-practices-reopen-plan/ apply In the event of weather concerns, I’ll … Read more

Archery Practice Re-opening

We will be re-opening archery practice on 5/9/21, from 1pm – 4pm. Please note the following guidelines: -Participants must wear a mask or other equivalent face covering that covers the nose and mouth.-There is no communal water-bearing available – all participants should provide their own water.-Youth are not allowed at practice at this time.-Loaner equipment … 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

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

Rapier Practice: Go for this week

Bryn Gwlad is back in phase 2, which means practice is happening this week. Tuesday April 27th Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757(near tennis courts) Since the lights weren’t working last time, we’re starting at 7pm to make the most of the natural light. Masks required regardless of vaccination status … Read more

Archery Practice on Hold

Unfortunately, we have been downgraded to Phase 1 by Kingdom, so we will not be resuming practice at this time. If things change, I will update every accordingly. -Laird Johanna Buchanan (MKA Jonaya Gustafson), Bryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

Archery Practice Resuming

Attention, Archers of Bryn Gwlad, Starting this coming Sunday (4/18) we will be resuming archery practices at the YMCA Twin Lakes range from 1pm – 4pm. As we are in phase 2 of the martial re-opening plan, please remember to adhere to the appropriate guidelines: -Absolutely no minors will be allowed.-No more than 10 archers.-6 … Read more

Rapier Practice: Tuesday April 13th, 7:30PM

Greetings! Bryn Gwlad is still in phase 2, and I’m seeing no sign of a local surge in cases, so we’ll resume official rapier practice this coming Tuesday. No loaner equipment will be available unless pre-arranged with the marshal. Masks are required. Complete current guidelines for participation can be found here: https://ansteorra.org/martial-kingdom/ansteorra-martial-practices-reopen-plan/ Given that vaccination … 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

Rapier practice-still on pause until mid-April

For those who weren’t at the business meeting; Bryn Gwlad is now at stage 2 in the Ansteorran reopening plan, which makes us eligible to hold practice. Given that spring break (and related stupidity) was last week, I’m going to watch trends for the next few weeks. Assuming we don’t see a spike, I’ll be … 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

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

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

Business Meeting tonight! 01/25 @7PM

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! January has flown by and it is time for our monthly business meeting. While we continue to follow kingdom and local guidance on distancing the meeting will continue to take place on zoom with the details to follow below. A couple of notable things on the agenda:– Candlemas update– Officer transitions– Storage/trailer … 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

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

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

Momento Mori ~ Candlemas 2021 Classes

Greetings Barony and Friends; The SCA has extended the “No in Person Covid rule” till May 2021 so we need to make sure we are working on our virtual classes – We have 3 WONDERFUL instructors bringing us a Fabulous selection of information- but we still need at least 2 more and 2 alternates (just … 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!

Business Meeting tonight 11/23

Greeting Bryng Gwlad! Sorry for the delay getting this out, please see below for the zoom details for the business meeting tonight: Topic: Bryn Gwlad Business Meeting Time: Nov 23, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/j/94454852750?pwd=VisxUkFYVE9mUjd5eE9xVldNc1c1QT09 Meeting ID: 944 5485 2750 Passcode: 573438 Topics of interest:Officer updatesCandlemas and Covid … Read more

Momento Mori ~ Candlemas 2021

Greetings Barony and friends Registration is still open to teach a class for the upcoming Candlemas in the turn of the year to 2021 we still need 2 more classes taught and a few people willing to be alternates just in case ~ remember as the plague likes us to be constantly jumping through hoops … 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

Bryn Gwlad Recruitment and Hospitalling Discussion

Want to help the Barony grow? Have ideas to share about how we can market ourselves in the post-covid digital age? Please come join me for an open discussion on the topic in the Baronial Discord at PiP on Oct 20th at 7pm! We will be revisiting old ideas and discussing new ones to help … 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

Candlemas bids, reopen status, and open officer positions

Greetings, Bryn Gwlad! A few things to cover: First: Candlemas Bidsthank you to everyone who completed the poll on what kind of bids the Barony wants to accept for Candlemas. The votes are in and by a slim margin the most popular option was to accept both virtual and in-person bids. If anyone has any … 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

Business Meeting Recap and Candlemas Survey

Greetings Barony! A couple of key pieces of information I want to make sure everyone sees from our September business meeting: – We are voting electronically on what type of bids we want to accept for Candlemas: virtual, in person, both, or neither. Please use the below link to vote! Since this took me an … 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

Business Meeting and Events and Platforms, oh my!

Greetings Populace! As many of you know, tomorrow night is our monthly business meeting, the details for which can be found on the Baronial Calendar or the Facebook Event. We have quite a bit of business and would greatly appreciate the attendance and input of our populace. Here is the agenda. 1) The zoom meeting … 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

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

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

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

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

Business Meeting tonight, 07/27; round table this weekend

Greetings, populace! I know it has been hard not being able to meet in person. Practices have been halted and events cancelled or postponed while we do our part to ensure the pandemic gets under control, but there are still opportunities to see all your favorite Bryn Gwladers and Ansteorrans! Tonight is our monthly business … 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

Heraldry Class Zoom

July 15th 7:00pm Zoom class for information Heraldry style – questions about a NAME ? DEVICE? BADGE? VOLUNTEERING? VOICE HERALDING ? SUBMISSIONS? Come visit – see whats happening Sigrun de Birca is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Time: Jul 15, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/4101260148?pwd=aE9LZUxlODEwdE9xRUpiQS9RZnlxdz09 Meeting ID: … Read more

King’s College: Online Event tomorrow, 13 June!

Greetings unto the friends and populace of Bryn Gwlad! Tomorrow, Saturday the 13th of June, is Kings College! Kings College is a class-focused event where you can attend discussions and demonstrations ranging from studies of historical events to how-to guides for historical candies to round tables discussing running events in the SCA. There are 12 … 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

Bids are in for Fall Baronial – VOTE TODAY!!

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;

Bid#1 Camp Arrow Head
Bid#2 Rockdale Fair Park

Survey Monkey Voting Link;
Voting will be open for 24 hours (Closing 8PM 4/28/2020) only so please spread the word and the links and use this chance to voice your opinion and choice.

Robert de Bray
Bryn Gwlad Seneschal

Reminder: Offices are Open for Application

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

SCA 101 — Newcomer’s Academy Class – 4 May

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

Populace in the Park is going Virtual!

Join us tonight, 31 March 2020, at 7pm for a virtual gathering of the Populace! We had our first-ever virtual business meeting last night via Zoom, and we’re going to continue our path into an online realm by using the BG Discord to gather the populace for voice chat, text chat, and just generally hanging out. There won’t be video for this chat, though individuals can screen share if there’s something you want to show everyone.

Grab a snack, grab a drink, consider ordering food from your favorite local establishment, and log into Discord tonight for social time with the Barony!

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

Monthly Business Meeting – 30 Mar – Virtual!

The March Business meeting for the Barony has been rescheduled for 30 March and it will be held virtually via Zoom. The officers will be having a test-run meeting tonight to make sure everything works without a hitch!

This month we will be meeting virtually via Zoom. You can download the app for your phone or tablet if you want to be able to speak and be visible. Otherwise you can just join the meeting via the link to watch and listen.https://zoom.us/j/7104142920
Meeting ID is 710 414 2920 

Sir Robert deBray
Bryn Gwlad 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

Bryn Gwlad is Live via WordPress!

This has been a work in progress for some time now, but I am happy to announce that the Bryn Gwlad website on WordPress (this site, you’re on it!) is now live!

Please feel welcome to peruse the site. I’ve tried to have as much up-to-date content on here as possible. But, this is intended to be a living, growing, dynamic resource for our Barony.

If you see content that is missing, can’t find what you’re looking for, want to make an announcement, need to update calendar items, please submit feedback! There are links on each page that will allow you to submit feedback and request updates.

Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Deputy Bryn Gwlad Webminister

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

Candlemas Class Schedule is NOW AVAILABLE!

Update from the Candlemas Class Coordinator: The Candlemas 2020 — Festa della Candelora — class schedule is not available! There are two tabs on the sheet below, one with the class listing and one with the class schedule. Colors correlate to areas where the classes will be held to be indicated with a banner. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kLz48XoWU7nr6KJyBb-XDg3XGI1D4BH9LygvNE-YeaU/edit?usp=sharing … Read more