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