Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant!
I will be holding on-line office hours this evening from 7-9pm. Watch this space around then for a Google Hangout invite to join me by video, audio, or chat for all of your heraldic questions and conundrums.
Thank you, and I hope you’ll join me!
The next Business Meeting for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands will be on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map).
The Officers of the Debatable Lands are elected by the membership and is made up of members of the populace, just like you. The Officers are responsible for ensuring that the policies of the Kingdom and Barony are followed and are accountable to the populace of the Debatable Lands. The Business meeting is open to everyone in the Barony and attendance by the populace is encouraged.
Have a thought you’d like to share with the Officers? Email email@example.com.
We have had a couple of great practices this winter. This past Sunday, we had friends from Wheeling join us. As of right now Feb 4th and Feb 11th, we will be having practice at the Chinese Church at 2pm. I would love to get as many youth as possible to the Feb 4th practice. I would like to have a meeting with them.
Also as many of you know, I have a grandson due anytime now. This will not affect fighting practice. Mistress Arianna will hold the practice if I should be at the hospital with my daughter.
Hope to see everyone on Sunday!
There will be Fight Practice at the Chinese Church on February 4 from 2 to 6 PM. Loaner armor will be available.
The Tavern in the Park seeks part time help! We need a few strong gentles that can help us move and set up chairs and tables. The time for this would be approximately 8:45 am to 10 am.
We are also seeking Trolls to collect the fee as people enter the Tavern. We have well trained trolls to teach new trolls the ways of collecting said fees. We only like to keep trolls working for about an hour throughout the day.
There will be good food – good friends – good times to enjoy for all. Kindly contact Lady Zianna at ladyzianna(at)gmail(dot)com or via Facebook if you would like to volunteer. The Tavern Staff is looking forward to a great day in the park!
What better way to pass the last of Winter’s Chill than sharing arts in a Tavern?
There will be two competitions and a few different display options: First competition will be Scroll Blanks with Illumination from based on the personas of their Excellencies. Her Excellency’s name is turn of the millennium German but she mostly dresses late 14th c. England (she likes to think from around Ipswich). His Excellency is 14thC Irish, dwelling in England. Basic documentation is requested, max one (1) page. This will be judged in 4 levels: youth (under 18), novice (less than 1 year), intermediate (1-3 years), advanced (3+ years).
The second competition will be about Tavern items. What nonperishable items can you find in a Tavern? Cups, plates, silverware, games, tables, benches, chairs, signs, etc. Documentation is required, min one (1) page. This will be judged Youth and Adult.
Mistress Odriana is sponsoring a Table of Fail. Everyone makes mistakes. What are yours? Bring your projects that took a wrong turn or didn’t quite work out. Show them off and get some help! I myself will be displaying an item or two.
Another display option is in the Artist’s Forum. Display a few pieces of work and from 1-2pm, stay with your work and talk about your work with whoever wants to know. Many times, people want to know about what you do but don’t know who to ask. Help spread your knowledge and love of arts and science to the curious.
The last display option is for pre-Ice Dragon Pentathlon items. You slaved over the winter to ready your slew of items. Trapped by mighty winds and mounds of snow, you may not have talked about or shown your items to anyone. Here is your opportunity for feedback on your work(s) in progress or completed works. Either leave a notebook for people to write in or stay by your work or both!
You can reach Eilionora inghean an Bhaird at daughterofthebard AT gmail DOT com with any questions about the competitions or displays.