In conjunction with Known Word Heralds and Scribes Symposium being held this weekend, there will be a Virtual Heralds Point! See below for signups to join in and consult on names and arms for gentles From across the Known World!
Cheers, Brandubh, Silver Buccle
The SCA College of Arms will be hosting a Virtual Heralds Point for three weeks beginning on Sunday, Jan 24th. Whether you’ve been meaning to get something registered for a while but can’t find your local herald, or you’re a herald looking for a little more consulting work, this is a great opportunity to get something moving. Links to the sign-up forms can be found at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldspoint/.
The best part of this consulting table is that we’ll be taking electronic payments via Paypal for submissions. So if you’ve been putting off submitting, this is the time to do it! The hope is that it will be very flexible, a submitter can enter their ideas and preferred forms of contact, and a herald will get in touch and try to help them through the process, either slowly by email over the course of a number of days, or in one hit over a zoom meeting, whatever it takes. Sign up today over at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldspoint/.
Would people in your area like to learn more about designing and executing beautiful scrolls, serving as herald in court or during a tournament, how to design premodern names and heraldic devices, how to incorporate your armory into your clothing and equipment, or how to participate in the name and armory review process?
Or maybe you would just like to hang out for a day with a bunch of interesting people from across the kingdom and even a few other kingdoms? The preferred time is after Labor Day this year and ideally not in the same month as Æcademy.
Heralds & Scribes is a fun and fairly easy event for which to serve as autocrat. I am about to give you a wish list. However, a lot of different sites can be made to work.
Basically, you need to secure a site with plenty of classrooms and provide lunch. Typically, the more classrooms the better. The scribes particularly like to have a scriptorium where they can practice calligraphy together. Scribes also like to have a display area for samples of their work. It would be good to have a display area for heraldic objects as well. Ideally, several of the classrooms should accommodate projection equipment. The scriptorium and at least one of the classrooms should accommodate “messy classes” where scribes actually practice their art. Built in internet access is nice, but we can probably find people with hotspots.
Beyond the various classroom areas, there should be a commons area for people to hang out and eat lunch. The most recent collegium had heraldic activities running from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the last two hours of which were devoted to a Q&A session with a College of Arms officer followed by a general meeting of the Æthelmearc College of Heralds. The event staff cleaned and restored the other classrooms during this period.
Note: There will be a staff change with at least the office of Silver Buccle this Spring. However, please do not let that deter you. Please provide the new staff people with an excellent site for this Autumn! Please send in event proposals as soon as you can.
The Shire of Coppertree is pleased to announce Heralds and Scribes to be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016! The Shire will offer a day of classes and good company at the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. George St., Rome, NY 13440.
Those interested in teaching on topics including illumination and calligraphy, heraldic designs, calling court and tourneys, submitting and passing heraldry, and more please contact:
– Heraldry class coordinator THL Solveig Throndardottir (Barbara Nostrand) at email@example.com
– Scribal class coordinator, Maîtresse Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon (Pauline Hassinger) at firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mails should include your name, contact information, class name, class length, and a short class description. Please note if there is any cost to the participants, or if you have any other special requests. There are a limited number of class slots available, so register your classes early.
A delectable day board will be prepared by Rowan de la Garnison. Menu includes: Beef and Onion Pasties, Chicken and Leek Pasties. Fresh fruit, cheese, hard boiled eggs, bread, butters, dill pickles, Cold Pickled Salad (Compost), Welsh tea cakes, and Shortbread.
Merchants are welcome. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
The site is “dry” and handicap accessible. Adult event registration is $15, or $10 for SCA members. Please show proof of membership at the door. Registration for ages 7-17 is $8, children age 6 and under are guests of the shire. Checks may be made payable to “SCA-NY Inc – Shire of Coppertree” and sent to Shire of Coppertree, c/o Susan Schiffer, 9658 Elpis Road, Camden, NY 13316.
Autocrats for the event are: Ewa of Caer Cinniuint (Naomi Starsiak), email@example.com, 315-527-8902 (no calls after 9:30 p.m. please), 121 Cider St. Oriskany, NY 13424; a nd Aerin Wen (Jen DeVincenzo), firstname.lastname@example.org, 6333 Overhill Drive, Rome, NY 13440.
Directions: Take your best route to the NYS Thruway. From points west, take exit 33 Verona/Rome/Oneida and take 365 east to South James St. Turn left onto Erie Blvd. West, then right onto N. George St. From points east, take exit 31 Utica and take the right hand route toward Route 49 West. Once on Route 49 W., take the Routes 49, 69 W / 26 N. exit toward downtown Rome onto Erie Blvd East. Continue straight onto Erie Blvd W. Turn right onto N. George St. The church will be on your right.
After the event:
Dining options in Rome:
Caribbean Restaurant: 401 W. Dominick St.
Coalyard Charlie’s (steak and seafood): 100 Depeyster St.
DiCastro’s (Italian): 615 Erie Blvd W.
Franklin Hotel (Italian): 301 S. James St.
Kings Buffet (Chinese buffet): 1142 Erie Blvd W.
Mitsuba (sushi): Mohawk Acres, 1790 Black River Blvd
The Savoy (fine dining): 255 E. Dominick St.
For overnight accommodations, Rome has a Hampton Inn, 1352 Floyd Ave., and a Wingate By Wyndham at 90 Dart Circle. (please avoid the Relax Inn). There are also a variety of hotels and dining options off Thruway Exit 33 in Verona, and Exit 31 in Utica.