DEI Focus: Impact vs. Intent, A Class

Have you ever been in a situation where your intent has been misunderstood? Or you’ve been impacted by words or deeds that seemed dismissive due to different intent? This class will unpack the important relationship between intent and impact, the pros and cons to understanding each, how it applies to the SCA, and what can … Read more

DEI Focus: Chivalric Discussions

Join us for a roundtable with six members of the Order of Chivalry to discuss how concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion have affected their journeys in the SCA and some of the different ways that DEI can and has already been incorporated into the armoured combat community. Our guests are: Duke Eliahu ben Itzhak, … Read more

DEI Focus: Inclusivity in Event Planning

This Week’s DEI Focus Post is all about Inclusivity in Event Planning! Watch the discussion below! In this class, we will discuss site selection and evaluation, addressing accessibility concerns, potential pitfalls to avoid when planning an event, and examples of the many ways in which members of the SCA have successfully employed inclusive practices in … Read more

DEI Focus: “The Black Presence in Renaissance Europe”

In “We Were There”, Harlie Des Roches will speak to her experiences as a Black reenactor and her research on the Black presence in Renaissance Europe. She’ll be reading a piece that she recently wrote called “We Were There” and answering questions afterwards. Baroness Sarafina Sinclair is a Laurel and Pelican living in the Midrealm. … Read more

Chiv Practice Cancelled

Greetings Barony and friends, after conferring with the Seneschal – Chiv practice is still and will be on hold till we re-evaluate the numbers and see the trend improving. Stay in practice by Pelling and improve your armor so you are ready as soon as we are ! YIS Valgard of York Baronial Knight Marshal

DEI Focus: Invisible Illnesses

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 Niccolina the Wanderer (she/ her), Kingdom of Atlantia Maestra Giada Alberti, Kingdom of An Tir Sir Donas (he/him), Kingdom of the Midrealm Lord Owyn De Wolfe … Read more

DEI Focus: Challenges Women Face in SCA Combat

In “Challenges Women Face in SCA Combat”, Baroness Katrina (Wolverine) will be holding a conversation on what gender inequality looks like in the SCA fighting community from her experience of over a decade. She will discuss gender constructs in mundane society, how it affects combat in the SCA, and how we as a Society can … Read more

No Populace in the Park or practice tonight, 08/17

Good morning, Bryn Gwlad! Quick update, there will not be populace in the park or practice out at Beverly Sheffield park tonight. The martials and I will continue to monitor the current Covid-19 surge and restart practice once our case numbers are lower. Reminder that practice will restart with masks again per kingdom’s updated requirements. … Read more

August ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce to you  The Bryn Gwlad Bardic Guild  The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  Guild lead is Master Thomas of Tenby  The Bardic Guild is set up and run by populace from the Barony of Bryn Gwlad, … Read more

Fall Event Planning Meeting Tues at 7pm

On Tuesday at 7pm, we will be hosting a zoom to discuss the upcoming Fall Event we are hosting with Shadowlands. We will be focusing on budget & site choice. Please come if you are interested! Tues 8/17 7pm meeting to finalize budgetNicaize Maupetit is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Nicaize Maupetit’s … Read more

The “New World” in the SCA — join the class tonight!

What: The “New World” in the SCA: Creating Accessibility and an Inviting Atmosphere for Non-Eurasian Personas and CulturesWhere: Public Live Stream via FacebookWhen: 630pm CDTWho: All are welcome to attendWhy: This is one of several Virtual Pennsic Classes that you can watch! Brief class description: With distinct actions such as updating the SCA Mission Statement … 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

Rapier Practice-cancelled until further notice

Greetings rapier fighters: Sadly, the greater Austin area has entered Stage 5 of it’s Covid-19 guidelines. Accordingly, we’re going to cancel the official practice until further notice. Absent any changes to official guidance (either SCA or local) we’ll restart masked practice once we’re back to stage 4, and make masks optional once we’re back to … 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

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

New historian

Sigrun de Birca is now the new baronial historian. Thank you for taking on this task.  I look forward to seeing what energy you will bring to the table.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Fall Event Survey, Tell us What you Think!

Greetings Bryn Gwlad, As discussed at the March business meeting, here is the survey to help guide our discussions on what kind of event we want to have this fall. Apologies on the delay getting this out. Please fill this out some time before business meeting this upcoming Monday. hard URL: https://forms.gle/CETVEp1ev7jRmwCN6 See you all … 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!

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

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

A & S – reopening Guidelines

Here are general guidelines for A&S activities. These are based on the Marshalate Plan, but there are some modifications. These rules are specifically for A&S classes for SCA participants, not demonstrations for the general public. These only pertain to in-person meetings. Virtual classes, get togethers, etc. are HIGHLY encouraged and unrestricted. No one is required … 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

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

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

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

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

February 2021 Newsletter

Full Newsletter Open offices currently acceptingapplicationsExchequerQuartermasterApplications can be sent to:https://ansteorra.org/seneschal/apply-for-an-office/Quartermaster: Send applications to Seneschal andB&B Upcoming Events CandlemasMemento moriFebruary 6, 2020https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/events/candlemas/ Memento mori and the Danse MacabreDuring the height of the black death the richwould shutter themselves away., party drink,and dance. These parties were commonduring this time because many believed ifthey were fated to die … 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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

October Business Meeting — Tonight! 10/26, Zoom

Join us tonight for our Monthly Bryn Gwlad Business meeting! Hear reports from officers! Hear updates on Yule! Have topics for the meeting? Send them to the Seneschal (seneschal@bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org) to get them on the agenda, or just bring them up during the meeting! Day: 26 October Time: 7pm – 8pm Platform: ZoomMeeting link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://austinisd-org.zoom.us/j/98483599738?pwd%3DNWFKQU9oWjhSamlJQzBydTcxVWJzQT09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1604164804348000&usg=AOvVaw1x9mQJQb6FVMYNK2dJz8g6Meeting ID: … 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

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

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

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

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!

NCA Badge

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

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 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

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

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

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

Special edition: BG at home

your friendly neighborhood chronicler here. what have you been working on during this time. The halberd will be putting out a special edition which will include: Photos of you at home in garb projects you have been working on songs and poems favorite recipes mask making outreach projects All the things that have kept your … 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

Greetings

I am Goldweard. I will be the new chronicler for our fair barony. For those who wish to know more about me, feel free to navigate to my SCA wiki page. I look forward to serving the barony during my tenure.

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

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

Hospitaler Hump Day – SCA 101 recap

Greetings from your friendly neighborhood hospitaler. I am going to start up a string of hump day posts to help you make it through the week with some SCA resources, tips, stories, videos, and other errata. I hope you find it useful. On Monday our Bryn Gwlad Newcomer’s Academy held it’s very first virtual class! … Read more

Virtual Combat Resources!

Have you been searching for a way to keep up your combat skills while we are sheltering in place? Well, SCAdians all around have been putting together online classes, demos, and discussions that you can join in on! Knowne World SCA Virtual Fighter Practice (Facebook Group) SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display (Facebook Group) Virtual … Read more

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!

At-Home Archery Drills!

For all the archers that don’t have a range to visit or cannot shoot safely at home. Here are some exercises to help us maintain or build our strength. Stay safe and healthy. Looking forward to when we can all shoot together again. Practice will remain on hiatus until we receive word that it is safe to gather for shooting. Miss seeing all of you.

At-Home Archery Drills, courtesy of World Archery

Lady Maria Donald of Windmasters Hill
Bryn Gwlad Archery Marshal

Photographer’s Series – #6

Assignment 6: take the best 5 images you created and make them even better!

This is all about post-processing using tools like Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera RAW or whatever tool you prefer. Use skills you have or ask questions.I can help you with this at almost any skill level—seriously.

If you do not have a tool you like, most have free trials you can download.Capture One even has completely free versions if you use Sony or Fuji cameras.

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress, ask about specific phot-editing tools, and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographers Series – #5

Assignment 5: time to use the skills from 1-4. Create 5 great images of your chosen subject in good light!

So you have worked on finding good angles and perspectives for your subject. You have learned about light angles and how they look on your subject. You have explored how window light works (which contributes a lot to the use of strobes, if you have not tried that yet).

Now take your chosen subject and try to create five distinct images using what you learned in the first assignments.If your subject is a person or pet, how can you get the best or most interesting expressions?

If you are not already using RAW files on your camera, please start doing so. You can set your camera to shoot RAW plus jpeg, so you still have jpegs you might be used to. But, trust me, you will be happier in the future if you get in the habit of shooting RAW now. (Plus, you’ll want RAW files for the next assignment!)

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Assignment Series – #3

Assignment 3: use a window for light

So this is fantastic for people, naturally, but window light is also fantastic for food or almost anything.

The relationship of the light source to the subject, as we learned in the last experiment, makes a difference. So does the angle and distance, as we learned from the first. So keep going as long as patience lasts and find out new things!

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

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

Virtual Viking Treasure Chain Class on 26 Mar!

Greetings, BG! Tomorrow evening [Thursday, 26 March 2020], at 7 PM on FB live, I’ll be teaching my Viking Treasure Chains (AKA Norse Festoons) class for Bonwicke’s A&S night. I hope you’ll make some time and tune in! I’ll be discussing the history of the festoons, extant examples from Norse graves, and how to make your own.

Lairde Hextilda Corbett

For more information about the class, links to join the stream, and more, check out the Class on Viking Treasure Chains (Norse Festoons) Facebook event!

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

Photographer’s Guild Series – #2

Assignment 2: Pick a single subject and a light source. Keep the subject and camera in the same place and move your light source to different places.

The light above or at least at the same height is “traditional” since the sun is above, but you should feel free to experiment with it. Play with light behind, change angles around the subject. Change angle up and down. Change the way the light faces if this can be changed. So many options.

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Guild Assignment Series – #1

Assignment 1: pick a subject and photograph it or them from five distinct angles.

You can be in front, next to, behind, above, below, closer or further away. This could be something you have made, a family member, a pet, garb, armor or anything else.

Maybe Knott
Photography Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Guild Assignment Series

Virus keeping you from going to events? Want to get your camera out and learn, practice, and discuss photography with other people? Well, the Bryn Gwlad Photographer’s Guild has an assignment series for you! Every few days, Maybe Knott (Guild Leader) will be posting assignments to the guild. Look for assignments posted here, and join … Read more

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

An Archer’s Journey

Years ago, I was invited to attend Pennsic War by a friend of a friend who was a vendor.  This was my first introduction to the Society.  It was the equivalent of drinking from the firehose.  After a week of that craziness, I was overwhelmed, but I wanted to know more.  I’d always been a fan of the Renaissance Fairs, and thought that this was just an extension of that.  I was pleased to find that it was… and wasn’t!

Read moreAn Archer’s Journey