Demo — August 30 — Save the Date!

Dear friends —

Save the date! I know everyone is super busy with Pennsic prep, but I wanted to let everyone know that we were invited to demo at the Children’s Museum Medieval Maker night on Thursday, August 30, from 6:30 to 9:30.

This is a 21 + event, so no clearances are required. They are looking for 20-25 demonstrators, and are looking for fiber artists (weavers, nalbinders, knitters, dyers, enbroiderers, and all the rest), calligraphers, illuminators, equestrians, fighters, fencers, siege engineers, musicians, singers, dancers, royalty – you name it!

i Genesii has been the first to step up, they will be running a play date and getting spectators involved! Who else will be there?

We had several makeshop demos with them, and they really like working with the SCA. They are very flexible and accommodating, so if you want to be a part of it, let me know!

More details to follow. It will be awesome!

THL Luceta di Cosimo

Find contact info on the award-winning Barony website, under the Resources drop-down, in the Dark Pages.

Scribal East This Thursday!

Greetings!

The last Thursday of another month comes, and with it the scribal gathering in Monroeville. Come join us at 6:30 for recorder and at 7:00 for scribal.

If you have a project, bring it to work on. If you want to learn, please come with just your enthusiasm, and there will be someone here to help with calligraphy and/or illumination.

PM on FB for directions — Rachel Barr Shively, or email her at signet@debatablelands.org

KWHSS: Thanks!

Thank you!         Thank you!         Thank you!

The Known World Heraldic Symposium for 2018 has closed and by all accounts was a smashing success!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make this event possible.

Inspiration for the bid:
Elsbeth, who always wanted to have KWHSS held in the Debatable Lands … we made your dream come true.

Event planning:
Wu, the event steward for the 2017 KWHSS who provided me with valuable information and advice.  Supporting cast:  Emma, Juliana, and all those who sent me advice and made suggestions.

Event execution:
Raven, my co-event steward, who helped out wherever needed and made the totes and name tags happen through excellent recruiting!

Website:
Jorundr, he kept up with all my updates and crazy ideas and made them work, and made sure I stayed within the policies.  Supporting cast:  Kameshima.

Social Media:
Rachel, who served as my “Facebook Secretary” as I am not on that platform.  Supporting cast:  Elss, who posted to BMDL’s blog and shared the information across Facebook. Thanks also to all those who liked, shared and further distributed the information about the event.

Classes:
Kameshima and Antoinette, recruiters of fine teachers from across the Known World.  Supporting cast of teachers:  Alicia, Alys, Antoinette, Arianna, Beatrice, Brunissende, Christoforo, Clydwyn, Corbin, Cormac, Ellesbeth, Elsbeth, Emma, Gisela, Herveus, Ishiyama, Jeanne Marie, Jehanette, Jehannette, Jon, Jorundr, Juliana, Kieran, Kryss, Lada, Lillia, Lyonet, Madoc, Malcolm, Marie, Mariette, Meadhbh, Melissa, Nataliia, Nicolaa, Paul, Rachel, Richenda, Robert, Scaith, Seraphina, Shirin, Solveig, Thyra, Ursula, Vivienne, Wu, and Yehudah.

Reservations:
Hara, information wrangler, who always made sure I had the information I needed when I asked “so, how many pre-regs do we have?”

Class Scheduling:
Bronwyn, tetris master supreme who worked wonders in setting up our class schedule given all the constraints (and for handling last minute changes at the event).

Transportation:
Robert, who organized a fleet of shuttles to get our attendees from the airport, to and from the Friday reception, and back to the airport again. Supporting cast:  Muirgheal, Elsbeth, Alaric, Elss, Hilda, Ceindrech, Gwen, Alison.

Reception:
Byron and Ariella for opening their home to the heralds and scribes of the Known World.  The reception was a hit! Odriana for organizing the tasty food enjoyed by many.  Supporting cast: Alastar, Ceindrech, Kieran, Alethea, and Elss.

Publications:
Ceindrech for putting together a fantastic event booklet.  Supporting cast:  Gesa, Hilda.

Hospitality:
Odriana for providing tasty snacks on Saturday and Sunday.  Supporting cast:  Kieran, Alethea, and Alastar.

Troll:
Hara for organizing a crew to greet our guests and balancing the troll sheets before the event ended!  Supporting cast:  Ceindrech, Crystal, Rivka, Muirgheal, Arthes, and Alister.

Name Tags:
Edana for doing the design and production of the name tags prior to the event.  They looked fabulous! Rivka for doing the production at the event. Alaric, Elsbeth, and Hara for loaning their laptops for on-site name tag production.

Quest:
Myfanwy, who made a quest so challenging that only one gentle was brave enough to turn in their answers.  Did you get a chance to see all the artwork?  It was fabulous!

Library:
Rachel for organizing and creating cool bookmarks!  Supporting cast: Ts’vee’a, Melodia, Ceindrech, Sturrim, and Graidnhe. Plus Alaric, Ceindrech, Dmitrii, Elsbeth, Graidnke, Mariette, Rachel, Rivka, and Ts’vee’a for contributing to the library.

Liaison:
Elsbeth, who fielded questions from visiting royalty and heralds alike!

Proceedings:
Drauma-Ellisif, who is collecting proceedings for publication.  Hint, hint, it is still not too late to submit your contributions!
http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/proceedings.php

Merchants:
Ceindrech and Ts’vee’a, who helped arrange for the great set of merchants at the event and made sure they had the space to set up for business!

Audio / Visual:
Jorundr, Irene, Alastar, and Ts’vee’a for organizing, labeling, and getting the projectors to their locations. Robert, Jorundr, and Yehuda for making their projectors available for use.

Scribal Playtime:
Shirin and Antoinette for providing cool banners to paint!  Looking forward to seeing them at a future event!

Commemorative Totes:
Raven, who came up with design and arranged for their production. Supporting cast:  Alicia.

Court:
Their Excellencies of the Debatable Lands, Brandubh and Hilderun, and Her Majesty of Atenvedlt, Ian’ka.

Performances:
The Debatable Choir and i Genesii.  Come and see them at Pennsic on Monday evening of War Week!

Field Trip:
Mary Kay, Senior Librarian at the Hunt Library, for putting together a fine collection of books and manuscripts for us to view and learn about.

Hotel:
The staff at the Pittsburgh Marriott North for welcoming us and helping to make our event a success.

If I missed anyone it is because of my forgetfulness.  All your contributions were noticed, no matter how big or small.  This event happened because of all of you! And finally, thank you to all who traveled from lands near and far to attend.  We hope you enjoyed your visit to Aethelmearc and we look forward to seeing many of you in Calontir next year and Lochac in two years.

Humbly Yours,
Alaric & Raven
Event Stewards, KWHSS 2018

KWHSS: Class Schedule Available

Oyez, Oyez!

10 Days and Counting!

Get your classes here.  Lots of classes. Scheduled classes!  You want scribal classes? We got ‘em.  You want heraldic classes? We got them too!  Time to start planning what classes you’ll attend.  Check out our classes page. http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/classlist.php

Final reminder:  the deadline for the discounted event registration is May 31, 2018.  Send your reservations to THLady Hara.  The information can be found on the main event page:  http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/index.php

Transportation:  Are you flying in to the Pittsburgh International Airport and would like us to help coordinate transportation?  If so, please see our transportation page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/transportation.php

You can also sign up for transportation to / from the Friday night reception from there as well.  Parking is limited so we encourage you to take advantage of the provided transportation.

Please forward and spread the word!

In Service,
Baron Alaric and THLady Raven
Event Stewards

 

KWHSS: Two Weeks Away!

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!

Two weeks until we open the doors for KWHSS!  We are looking forward to welcoming you!

The deadline for the discounted event registration is May 31, 2018.  Send your reservations to THLady Hara.  The information can be found on the main event page:  http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/index.php

Would you like to take a souvenir of KWHSS home with you?  THLady Raven is making commemorative tote bags available.  See the web page at: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/tote.php

Are you flying in to the Pittsburgh International Airport and would like us to help coordinate transportation?  If so, please see our transportation page:  http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/transportation.php

Name Tags!  We can prepare your name tag before you arrive.  Please send an image of your armory, SCA Name, Heraldic or Scribal Title (if any), and your Kingdom to THLady Edana the Red (edana4242@gmail.com).

We have organized a field trip to the CMU Hunt Library in Friday afternoon.  If you are planning to attend please sign up by June 5, 2018 so we can let them know how many to expect (limited to 20): http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/field.php

Classes!  Thank you to all the teachers who signed up to teach (from 12 different kingdoms).  We have 82 hours of classes on a wide variety of heraldic and scribal topics:   http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/classlist.php

Stay tuned!  As always, if there any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at KWHSSEventSteward@aeheralds.net

In Service,
Baron Alaric & THLRaven
Event Stewards KWHSS 2018

KWHSS: Upcoming Deadlines

Oyez, Oyez!
Some more information and updates for the KWHSS event!
IMPORTANT: The deadline for reserving a hotel room in the room block is tomorrow (May 17th, 2018). If the hotel reservation website says there aren’t any available please contact the event stewards at KWHSSEventSteward@aeheralds.net so they can ask the hotel to add some rooms to the block. After tomorrow, please contact the hotel directly. Rooms can be reserved from the link on our hotel page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/hotel.php
We have added information about other activities at the event. Please see the page on our website: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/activities.php
If you need help coordinating transportation to / from the airport or the Friday reception, please see our transportation page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/transportation.php
Are you planning to teach a class? If so, please sign up before May 24th, 2018 from our classes information page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/classlist.php You can also check out the planned classes as well!
Have you made your reservation yet? The deadline for the discounted pre-registered rate for the event is May 31st, 2018. Registering early helps us plan for lunch.
Field Trip!!! For those arriving earlier on Friday we have arranged some time at the Hunt Library of Carnegie Mellon University. Check out the field trip page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/field.php
Stay tuned for further updates!
In Service,
Baron Alaric and THLady Raven
Event Stewards KWHSS 2018

KWHSS: From the Librarian

 Hello, everyone. Are you planning to come to KWHSS outside of Pittsburgh this June? Do you own any amazing books that you’d like to share with your scribal or heraldic friends? Please bring us your amazing books!

Our Library is looking for generous people willing to loan their amazing resources for everyone’s perusal. Check out our Library page and consider bringing some of your treasures for all to benefit from. You can check the list to see who is bringing what so that you don’t end up bringing a Grand Hours in your suitcase when you don’t have to. Thank you!!!

http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/scriballibrary.php

THLady Rachel Dalicieux

Scribal East (with music!) This Thursday

From THL Rachel Delicieux, via the BMDL email list (so apologies for this being posted there twice):

Hello everyone. Want to learn how to shade acanthus leaves like a boss? Or learn basic calligraphy? Or try a “scary” Black Hours scroll? (And discover that they’re actually a piece of cake!) Lady Ceindrich and I will be hosting the third Scribal East (With Music!) get-together this Thursday 11/30 at Lady Ceindrich’s home in Monroeville. (PM me or check Dark Pages for address.) Beginner recorder will start at 6:30, and I have recorders and music available. Scribal will start at 7. Come play with us!

-THL Rachel

Scribal Guild cancelled for 10/18 and call for interest

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster. Our apologies for the late notice, but we are canceling tonight’s Scriptorium.

As many may have noticed, we have had to cancel a number of the recently scheduled Scriptoria due to mundane life issues. It has become apparent to both Isabel and myself that we are not presently able to give the Guild the attention it is due. Therefore, we are looking for a volunteer to assume leadership of the Scribal Guild and responsibility for hosting the periodic Baronial Scriptorium.

If you are interested in this position, please contact me at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.