Financial Committee Meeting Mon 9/5/22 7pm

We will be having a short financial committee meeting this evening at 7pm in order finalize the Candlemas budget. It is open to spectating by the populace. Nicaize Maupetit is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Financial Committee MeetingTime: Sep 5, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87291448181?pwd=TzdtcVV5OS9ic0xxS1pDZG4vOGpaUT09 Meeting … Read more

Candlemas Bid awarded

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

Business Meeting Monday 7/25/22

Monday 7/25/22 at 7:00pm we will hold our Business Meeting on Zoom. Proposed agenda:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kwycKAWuJXwakKawVIWJyed0QrDx2I1T/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107680199340284970096&rtpof=true&sd=trueZoom info: Nicaize Maupetit is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Topic: Bryn Gwlad Business MeetingTime: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82765231399?pwd=blBJOGRXRmVqbUNseFRtemFBdjNMdz09 Meeting ID: 827 6523 1399Passcode: 790831

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of JUNE 

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

May Business Meeting 5/23/2022

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

Business, Clothing, Crafting, and More!

This week in Bryn Gwlad we will be having our Business meeting in Zoom, Populace at the Park, Clothier’s Guild Meeting in Discord to cover hot-weather garb and an intro to Roman garb, and a maker’s night in North Austin. Check the calendar for details, addresses, and links! See you there!

Offices ~ positions available in the Barony 

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

NEW BARONIAL HERALD

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

February ~ Guild of the Month

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

Candlemas 2022 Cancelled Due to Covid Numbers

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

Monday 7pm CANDLEMAS planning

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

Calling all HERALDS !

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

Reminder: Business Meeting Tonight

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

December ~ Guild of the Month

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

Todays YULE reminder

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

Todays Yule reminder:

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

Todays Yule Reminder

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

Candlemas Needs You! Come hear about recent developments!

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

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

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

Yule Sparklefest 2021

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

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

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

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

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

DEI Focus: Disability During the Middle Ages

Lady Elisabeta Fischer talks about disability during the middle ages and gives us a look into societal perspectives and the laws that effected people who were disabled during the middle ages. CONTENT WARNING: Strong Language & Discussion of Graphic Scenes Lady Elisabeta Fischer is a long time SCA member living in the Middle Kingdom. Although … Read more

Call for Completed Charters’

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

DEI Focus: Trans 101 for the SCA

As modern society becomes more open and accepting, transgender individuals are becoming more visible in their representation both in and out of the SCA. Topics cpvered included history, etiquette, basic definitions for the community, and an open forum for questions. for those attending. Better known as Samii, Samson has been in the SCA since late … Read more

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

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

October ~ Guild of the Month

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

DEI Focus: See Something, Do Something – Bystander Intervention

This Week in DEI with Baroness Genevieve Choue discusses – See Something, Do Something: Bystander Intervention All too often, when unchivalric behaviors happen, there are people in a position to interrupt the behavior, provide education about the offensive behavior and/or be a support for the person who was the target of the behavior. Join “This … Read more

DEI Focus: Identifying and Addressing Cultural Appropriation

In this class, Baroness Zahra will identify some of the different ways that cultures interact, including cultural appreciation, exchange, assimilation, and the problematic appropriation. We’ll talk about why cultural appropriation is so harmful, in both a modern and SCA context, and explore some ways of self-evaluating and addressing our own behavior to avoid it. A … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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