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:

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:

Are you flying in to the Pittsburgh International Airport and would like us to help coordinate transportation?  If so, please see our transportation page:

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 (

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):

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:

Stay tuned!  As always, if there any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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 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:
We have added information about other activities at the event. Please see the page on our website:
If you need help coordinating transportation to / from the airport or the Friday reception, please see our transportation page:
Are you planning to teach a class? If so, please sign up before May 24th, 2018 from our classes information page: 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:
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!!!

THLady Rachel Dalicieux

KWHSS: Upcoming Deadlines

Oyez, Oyez!

It is just over two months until the Known World Heralds and Scribes event and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Have you made your reservations yet?  Our hotel block is available until May 17th, 2018 and the pre-registration rate is good until May 31st, 2018.  Make your reservations early and often! Here’s the link to our hotel page:

Are you thinking about teaching a class?  Our class coordinators, Mistress Antoinette ( and Master Kameshima ( are there to help if you have any questions.  Check out our classes page ( to sign up for classes and see the list of classes planned for the event.  The deadline for submitting a class for the booklet is May 24th, 2018.

For the most up-to-date information and further details please see our website (!

Please forward and repost!

In Service,
Baron Alaric and THLady Raven
Event Stewards

Tavern in the Park – Vivant!

Cheers to all of you who worked to bring this Tavern event to life. The tavern was so much fun because of these people:

ZIANNA BEGUY URDINA DE ZABALETA who trolled everyone in with help from Cassandra Matis, Nichola Beese, Joe Feil, Chrissy Feil, and Casey Redmane;

BARON BRANDUBH Ó DONNGHAILE whose presence was much appreciated and his herald, KIERAN MACRAE, who kazoo-ed open the court; BARONESS HILDERUN HUGELMANN, we missed you!

ELSBETH ANNE ROTH who staffed a busy heraldic consult table;

AIBELL INGEN CHERNACHAIN who provided amusement with family activities;

BUGGA BILIBIT who led a Pilgrimage singing practice and GWENDOLYN THE GRACEFUL who knows and sings all the songs at the Bardic Circle (even the one about the Haggis!);

An extra Vivant for these first-time event staffers:

ELSA TALIARD my co-autocrat, who backed me up and also made sure the lodge was clean at the end of the day with help from Raven Whitehart, Eilionora inghean an Bhairdis, Ihala Auvinen, Ceindrech verch Elidir, Amanda Bowen, and Gwendolyn the Graceful;

EILIONORA INGHEAN AN BHAIRD developed challenging A&S competitions and offered display spaces for our arists;

IHALA AUVINEN who created a hearth-side bardic semi-circle and arranged for singers to lead us in our favorite songs;

RONAN O’CONALL organized the adult beverages so many of us enjoyed – mmmmm, mead;

EMILY FORNEY who brought in two merchants of wonderful goods, and who not only has never helped at an event before, but also has never attended an event before – really?

KATTERA DOPLERIN while not new to cooking, was head cook for the first time, and made terrific food that deftly avoided everyone’s food issues.

To all of you, I say again, many, many thanks!

If I did not list someone by name or deed, please know that the fault is mine, but that everyone’s assistance is most gratefully appreciated. Please let me know who has been omitted so that I may render thanks where it is due.

Yours in Service to the Barony,
Elss of Augsburg

Tavern in the Park – Schedule

East Room
10:00 – 4:00 Heraldic Consultation Table Opens
11:00 – 12:00 Pilgrimage Singing
12:00 – 2:00 Break for Sideboard Luncheon
2:00 – 4:00 Bardic Circle

Main Room
   10:00      Site opens Welcome! Remember to visit the troll!
                   Set up your A&S items in the Main Room
1:00 – 2:00 Sit with your A&S and talk with visitors
3:00 – 4:00 Judging of A&S projects
    5:00        Winners announced at Court

West Room
10:00 – 4:00 Merchants’ Area

11:00 – 4:00 Tavern Opens
11:00 – 4:00 Family Activities for young and old
12:00 – 3:00 Pub Luncheon

All times are Scadian times, and therefore subject to change.

Tavern in the Park – Tomorrow!

  1. For maximum comfort, bring your own chair.
  2. Grab your feast gear and enjoy the lunch !
    (and a plastic bag to take the dirty dishes home in.)
  3. Carry a mug and visit Madoc and the Tavern downstairs!
  4. Got a favorite song? Come to the Bardic Circle and we’ll sing it. Bring an instrument if you’ve got one.
  5. Pack an adult beverage if you are inclined to do so;
    this is a *wet* site.
  6. Enter an A&S project into one of the competitions or bring something for the Table of Fail.
  7. Peruse the A&S exhibits and talk to the artists.
  8. Visit the Heraldic Consultation table for help with a name or arms.
  9. Join the Brute Squad! Strong arms are needed in the morning and at the end of the event to move tables and things. Check with the co-autocrats (Elss and Elsa) for assignment.
  10. Shop! Visit the merchants and get a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special.

Tavern in the Park – Family Activities

Greetings to the younger populace of the Barony!

Make sure to visit the Family Activities table downstairs during the Tavern event!

11am: Mosaics (Stepping Stones) For Youth
(Parents/Guardians need to be involved with this activity)

Free Time: Activities will be left on the table for youth to do by themselves

2pm: Mosaics for Teens/Adults
(Teens get first choice, Adults “as come” on the basis of supplies left over)

Free Time until 4 pm

-Lady Aibell ingen Chernachain – Chancellor Minor BMDL

Tavern at the Park – Singing! And more!

Before lunch (11-12) I will be leading a practice of the Pilgrimage songs, your chance to learn or review the songs sung on our Pilgrimage at Pennsic. After lunch gather round for a sharing Bardic event: share a story or song, or request one! Want to learn or hear something? Post comments here and I’ll bring in the lyrics and/or the person to bring them alive in our circle. General or specific requests welcome (you know you want to sing our Barony song in Latin!).

–Bugga Bilibit

After lunch, we will gather round for a Bardic Circle and enjoy singing, storytelling, jokes and whatever anyone has to share. It’s fun just to listen, too!

Tavern in the Park — A and S for All

 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.


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