9/27: Rapier Tiny Tourney at PiP!

Greetings populace, On Tuesday September 27th at Populace in the Park, Don Maelgwyn has arranged with Their Excellencies to sponsor a Tiny Rapier Tournament! He is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first SCA fighter practice. The format will be a single elimination list fought with single rapier. Please wear garb if you are able! … Read more

September 18 10AM: Ffynnon Gath Joint Martial Practice

Greetings figthters! It’s time for another Bryn Gwlad and Bjornsborg joint fighter practice at the Shire of Ffynnon Gath! BG will provide a marshal-in-charge and loaner gear for rapier fighting. WHEN: 10AM to 3PM Sunday, September 18WHERE: Fischer Park in New Braunfels1935 Hilltop Summit Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Using the McQueeny Rd Entrance, head … Read more

8/30 Fighter Practice: Weather Cancellation

Greetings fighters, It is with a sopping heart that we must cancel fighter practice today. Our deputies have visited the practice site (where it is still raining), and found it flowing with water. We encourage everyone to take this extra time to do your at-home drills, review fighting videos, or perhaps send the marshals your … Read more

UPDATE: 8/23 Weather Cancellation for Fighter Practice, & New Start Time

UPDATE: Due to risk of flooding, both fighter practices have been cancelled for today. Greetings fighters and populace of Bryn Gwlad, Our Fair Barony is beset by storms and flooding! The chivalric and rapier marshals will make a decision as to the safety of having practice by noon tomorrow (August 23rd). Additionally, both fighting practices … Read more

From the desk/mind of the Halberd Herald

Announcing: Office Hours! Starting September 1st, I will be holding office hours for questions/consultation/anything else anyone needs, every Tuesday night at PiP/FP. I will also be holding virtual consultation hours on Discord on Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm, and will be available Mondays at the same time. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside those … Read more

Important Change to Chivalric Practice

From the Desk of the Knight’s Marshal: Due to the record setting heat, Chivalric Practice will start at 8:00pm until September 1st. This is so that everyone can try to mitigate the heat, so that practices do not have to be cancelled. This goes into effect immediately, and will be reevaluated on September 1st, with … Read more

Welcome to the Bryn Gwlad Gulf Wars XXX Special Blog!

With this being the 30th year of Gulf Wars, there will be twice daily blog entries of all the news, successes, and joy of our beloved Bryn Gwlad at War! I thank you for all your patience while things have been getting set up. Each Day’s Schedule will be both posted and edited on the … 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

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

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