Upcoming BG Newcomers Academy Classes

The Bryn Gwlad Newcomer’s Academy 2020 session is well underway and we have had a fantastic turn out of newcomers from near and far! Thank you to all our attendees and our fantastic teachers who have seamlessly moved to an all-virtual academy.

Our next class, Awards and Court, will occur Monday, August 31, 2020 and begins promptly at 7 pm. Please Note! This class was originally scheduled for later in September, but it has been moved up to August 31. Join teacher, Mistress Myfanwy ferch Eifion for an introduction to SCA awards and what to expect when you attend Court.

We are happy to announce a bonus class for this year’s Academy: Heraldry and Award Recommendations. This class is scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7 pm. This class will be split into two parts featuring two guest teachers!

First, join Bryn Gwlad’s Herald, Sigrun de Birca for Basics in Heraldry. Learn what it takes to take a name , start a device , start a badge – and not break a sweat or stress, and so much more ! There will be a question and answer at the end.

Second, HL Safiyya bint Khalid ibn Hamdun, Star Signet (head of Ansteorra’s College of Scribes) will be talking about writing Award Recommendations, how to navigate the process of submitting your words, and how to find out what awards you might submit. A brief review on using the OP (order of precedence) to your advantage and what you can do to help the Crown recognize their populace. Bring your questions!

All classes are held virtually via Zoom. Zoom meeting access information is posted in the Facebook Event page closer to the date of each class. Links for the two classes are below:

NCA: Awards and Court Class Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2639130426415025

NCA: Heraldry and Award Recommendations:
https://www.facebook.com/events/962927914133168/

We hope to see you at class! Remember, you don’t have to be part of Bryn Gwlad to attend these classes – everyone from near and far are welcome!

In service,
Katherine de Kroepseur
on behalf of the Newcomer’s Academy Committee