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.
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.
Raven, my co-event steward, who helped out wherever needed and made the totes and name tags happen through excellent recruiting!
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.
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.
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.
Hara, information wrangler, who always made sure I had the information I needed when I asked “so, how many pre-regs do we have?”
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).
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.
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.
Ceindrech for putting together a fantastic event booklet. Supporting cast: Gesa, Hilda.
Odriana for providing tasty snacks on Saturday and Sunday. Supporting cast: Kieran, Alethea, and Alastar.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Elsbeth, who fielded questions from visiting royalty and heralds alike!
Drauma-Ellisif, who is collecting proceedings for publication. Hint, hint, it is still not too late to submit your contributions!
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.
Shirin and Antoinette for providing cool banners to paint! Looking forward to seeing them at a future event!
Raven, who came up with design and arranged for their production. Supporting cast: Alicia.
Their Excellencies of the Debatable Lands, Brandubh and Hilderun, and Her Majesty of Atenvedlt, Ian’ka.
The Debatable Choir and i Genesii. Come and see them at Pennsic on Monday evening of War Week!
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.
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.
Alaric & Raven
Event Stewards, KWHSS 2018