Candlemas Feast

February 1, 2003 in The Barony of Bryn Gwlad Austin, Texas
England, Winter, 1602

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Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen has ruled England for 44 years. She is ill and with no apparent heir, the powers of Europe circle like vultures for the deathwatch. Court intrigue abounds as courtiers take sides with the many factions vying for the English Crown. Will light continue to shine across this fair isle? Will England be plunged into darkness, divided by the shadows of war?

Come to Candlemas and find out!

We are also hosting Kingdom A&S, from which will be chosen:

  1. An Ansteorran Arts Champion
  2. 25 Champions to represent Ansteorra at Gulf Wars, including Performance, Static Arts and Research pieces
  3. Bryn Gwlad's Baronial Artisan and Bard

For detailed A&S competition information, please visit The State of the Arts Webpage where you can view the judging forms.

Note that the Gulf Wars Competition will use different judging rules. If you intend to be considered for one of the Gulf Wars artisan positions, you may wish to consider those rules as well when writing your documentation.

Candlemas will be held at the San Gabriel Community Center, in the beautiful San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, TX. The site opens at 9am The A&S setup will be 9:00am - 10:30am with the A&S judging from 11:00am - 3:00pm. Reset of hall for feast will take place from 5:00pm - 5:30pm. Feast will begin at 6:00pm with Court at 7:00pm. The site closes at 10:00pm.

Site fee for adults is $7.00. Site fee for children 5-12 is $3.00, under 5 are free. Member families pay $21.00 maximum site fee. There will be a $3.00 non-member surcharge for non-members. Feast for adults is $8.00. Feast for children 5-12 is $3.00, under 5 free. Make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Barony of Bryn Gwlad.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year old or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Once again, this lavish Bryn Gwlad feast will be presented by Sigerith d'Aiencort so send your feast reservations early. Table space, suitable for your means, may be reserved with our Maitre'd as you enter. Seating space for feast is unlimited and you do not have to purchase the feast to reserve a place.

For continually updated information on Candlemas, the Kingdom A&S Competition and the latest Court gossip, keep checking back here!

If you would like information to help you participate in all of the fun, please check out the links below for information on the history, customs, personalities and dress of the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Co-Steward Co-Steward Feast Reservations
Baroness Ariella d'Aille Master Eule von Haginbald Vyvyanne Fox
Dawn Allee-Hemphill Steve Hemphill Athena Peters
512/293-3296 512/470-2962 512/461-5037

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