Newcomer Academy

Pursue your passion & discover the world of opportunity at the Society of Creative Anachronism!
Join us for a FREE 6 course series introducing you to the SCA!

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You are welcome to come to any and all of the activities on our calendar.

If you want to reach out to someone before coming to an activity, contact our Hospitaler. If you want to chat online with the Barony, check out the BG Facebook group or the BG Discord Server.

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Contact the Newcomer's Academy

This  form will allow you to contact the Newcomer's Academy.  Emails will be set to both the current Chairperson and the current Hospitaler.


The Bryn Gwlad Newcomers’ Academy (NCA) integrates interested players into the SCA by equipping them with the knowledge, connections, and friendships they need to participate and thrive in the society.

We meet newcomers at their entry into the SCA & help them understand why we love this organization. Through classes, networking, and hospitality, we strive to help newcomers find their place in the society.

The NCA is a standing committee within the Barony of Bryn Gwlad. The Chairperson is a deputy to the BG Seneschal, and the committee includes the BG Hospitaler as a member.

This was the original proposal of the NCA to the Barony of Bryn Gwlad in 2019.

NCA Committee Members
Lady Katherine de Kroepseur (Chairperson)
Lord Tuathal O’Sheils (BG Hospitaler)
Don Orazzio D’Assisi
Honorable Lady Nadja Ramthuner
Lady Genevieve of Hellsgate
When:7 – 9 pm: Class runs promptly for two hours
Specific classes listed below
Where:Class locations may vary each week — most will be virtual, via Zoom
Who:Everyone! Classes are for brand new players or folks who have been involved, but wish to learn more.
Questions?Contact the Committee:
Committee Lead:

If there are any last minute changes due to circumstances we can’t control, we will post information to the Bryn Gwlad Facebook Page as well as the Bryn-Gwlad list-serve email list.

October 3, 2020
  • Newcomer Academy Graduation @ Fall Baronial

    October 3, 2020
    Details to be added
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SCA 101

Costuming and Persona

Arts & Sciences — Powerpoint Slides

Martialate Class — video or slides will be added as they become available

Events and Volunteering

Court and Awards — Powerpoint Slides