This year’s An Tir Heraldic
& Scribal Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 11
and Sunday, October 12, 2014 (A.S. XLIX) at the Mount Vernon Senior
Center (1401 Cleveland Street, Mount Vernon, Washington, USA).
The event stewards are: Lady Mericke de Ross, GdS, JdL
(for matters related to the site, gate, and Ithra; firstname.lastname@example.org), and
Lord Michael FitzGeoffrey, GdS, Argent Scroll Herald (for matters
related to content; email@example.com).
If you use Facebook, you are invited to indicate whether you
are planning to attend at https://www.facebook.com/events/1456917014520318.
GATE OPENS AT 8:00 a.m. ON BOTH DAYS.
Curious about including sign language in
court? Lady Nesscia inghean Chearnaigh, Silent Heraldry
deputy to the Laurel Principal Sovereign-of-Arms, is slated to
attend! We are also pleased to welcome Master Gabriel Kjotvason,
who just stepped down as Laurel Principal King-of-Arms this
Where instructors shall have chosen to
submit the necessary information, the University of Ithra will
grant credit for classes at Symposium. Please contact Lady
Mericke de Ross, GdS, JdL (Event Co-Steward and Ithra Chancellor)
for more information on Ithra matters.
Please CLICK HERE to see the schedule of classes, meetings,
It is our intent to electronically
publish the proceedings of this Symposium to the official website
of the An Tir College of Heralds. (For the time being, they
are available at http://midhaven.antir.sca.org/khss2014/Proceedings/.)
What does this mean? Well, all class/discussion handouts that
instructors/leaders are willing to allow us to publish, as well as
any research papers of interest to the An Tir heraldic and scribal
communities. This could include articles that you may have
published in your local branch newsletters, blogs that you may have
published, documentation that you may have prepared for Arts &
Sciences, academic papers, etc. Please consider
Congratulations unto Lady Richenda du
Jardin, GdS, JdL, Black Lion Principal Herald, and also unto
Doña Juliana de Luna, OL (Siren Herald Extraordinary,
Pelican Queen-of-Arms E Merita, & Lions Blood Herald
Pro Tempore) on being placed on vigil for admission to the
Order of the Pelican. They will be having a pre-vigil at
Lord Alan ap Neal, GdS, and Lady Kattera
Giese, GdS (Town Crier Pursuivant) will be hosting a
Heraldic Vox-off (a voice heraldry contest)
at Symposium. Come compete, and see how to run a Vox-off at
your local event.
In addition, this event will also be
hosting the quarterly meeting of the Western Region Pelican Council
from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Those attending solely for this meeting
will not be subject to the gate fee or related NMS.
In accordance with the royal decree of King Styrkarr &
Queen Stjarna, there is no gate fee for accompanied minors to
attend this event. That is, persons under the age of 18 are
exempt from the gate fee when accompanied by their parent or legal
$5 Non-member surcharge (if applicable)
Optional $5 for Saturday lunch
Unfortunately, none of the local hotels
were willing to give us a group discount, but of the local hotels
the event staff recommends the Best Western College Way Inn,
FOOD: The Shire of Midhaven will
offer a lunch for $5 on site on Saturday, October 11th, 2014.
The lunch will include salmon chowder, gluten-free vegetarian
corn chowder, and rolls. In addition, a dayboard featuring
light snacks (nuts, microwaveable popcorn, etc.) will also be
available by donation.
Site Info: Name: Mount Vernon Senior Center 1401 Cleveland St. Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.