Black Gryphon Inn

Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Edison, NJ

Event date: April 23rd, 2022

Event Last Modified: April 18th, 2022

Event details

Greetings friends of the known world,

These years have brought us all heavy burdens to carry but as the mud thaws and our Kingdom receives a new crown, it seems fitting that we make time to lay down our load and enjoy a relaxing day in each other's company.  After being shuttered for two years, The Black Gryphon Inn is delighted to announce that they will be opening their doors Saturday, April 23rd for just this very reason. 

The day will consist mostly of the pleasant mingling between friends and the sunshine, but there will also be Kubb matches throughout the day run by Lord Jon Renwick and the Baronial Bardic Competition hosted by Úlfarr Gylðir. 

While we are gracious hosts and will provide a day board of assorted snacks and refreshments, we do encourage you to bring whatever you would like to enjoy throughout the event.  There is also a bar available on site. 

Treat this day as one where you can indulge in all the things you have missed doing.  We encourage everyone to bring games, instruments, the urge to dance, and spinners are welcomed to practice everything except the flaming bit of their routines. 

We hope you join us in filling Black Gryphon Inn with the sound of stories, laughter, and long overdue rapport. 

Adult (18 and older) Nonmember:  $10
Adult (18 and older) Member:  $5
Youth (ages 8-17):  $4
Child:  (ages 7 and younger):  free

There is no additional charge for the day board. 


We will also impose all of the current guidelines as follows to the extent they are applicable:

• All attendees ages 5 and over must show proof of full vaccination or have a medically-supervised negative COVID test dated within 72 hours of the start of the event.

• Attendees aged 18 and up must also show gov't issued ID or proof of membership.

• Contact tracing information (legal name and either a phone number or email address) must be collected for all attendees.

• Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 


Per the BoD:

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. 

By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks.  You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Link to Society announcement lifting the requirement for contact tracing and updating the language required for all event announcements, flyers, signage, etc.:

Do not attend an in-person activity if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19

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If you develop symptoms after attending an in-person activity, you must notify the person in charge of the activity as soon as possible.

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Health Acknowledgement

By attending this event, you are confirming that you (as well as any minors that you are parent or
guardian for):

➢ Are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention at, including but not limited to:

• Fever or chills
• Dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of sense of taste or smell;

➢ Have not been near someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days
without following CDC guidance for self-quarantine;

➢ Agree to follow all COVID safety restrictions imposed by the SCA, the event site, and/or local,
state, provincial, or federal government or health authorities.

Site Opens: 12:00 pm
Site Closes: 9:00 pm

Event Location

Edison Elks Lodge
375 Old Post Rd
Edison, NJ  08817
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Edison Elks Lodge
375 Old Post Road
Edison, NJ 08818

Registration Fees


A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Adult (18 and older) Nonmember:  $10
Adult (18 and older) Member:  $5
Youth (ages 8-17):  $4
Child:  (ages 7 and younger):  free

All Mail and Paypal Reservations must be received prior to April 12th, 2022

Make Checks Payable to:  SCA NJ Inc., Barony of Settmour Swamp

An assortment of fruit, cheese, and crackers as well as refreshments will be made available though out the day but please feel free to bring your own day board and non-alcoholic drinks.  The Elks Lodge has a full bar on site as well. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NJ Inc., Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Stephanie Macgregor
Stephanie Devito

Send Reservations to:

David Devito
503 Lee Avenue
North Brunswick NJ 08902

Please include the full mundane names and SCA names with your reservation fees.

Other Contact Information:

For information regarding the Baronial Bardic Competition please email Úlfarr Gylðir at

The Bardic Competition will be held at 3 pm with a brief court announcing the winner a half hour after the close of the competition. 

See the full competition announcement below: 

Lo!  I am Úlfarr Gylðir, current Baronial Bard of Settmour Swamp, and I bring to you word of the upcoming Baronial Bardic Tourney to be held at the Black Gryphon Inn in the Canton of Gryphonwald on April 23. 

The Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp invite all good gentles who wish to stand as Bardic Champion for the upcoming year to come forward and demonstrate their skills in Storytelling, song, and poetry.

This year's competition will be in two rounds.  In each round, the competitors will perform a period or period-style piece, of no longer than 8 minutes before their excellencies and all good gentles in attendance. 

But!  There is a twist…

We all know that the past few years have been difficult.  But we as a people, as individuals, as a Barony, and as a Society have persevered. 

So to celebrate the collected strength of us all, we ask that one of your pieces speak to the theme of resilience and perseverance, whether it be a song, a sonnet, an epic tale of bravery or endurance, whatever makes your heart sing. 

We also implore that you tell us how you feel this particular piece embodies the theme – it need not be more than a sentence.

So come one and all!  Thrill us with your tales, enchant us with your songs, and woo us with your poetry!  We look forward to your performances!