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Kingdom Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

October 11, 2014 to October 12, 2014

Skagit and San Juan Counties, WA

Autocrat: Merike de Ross device6353OP


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;, and Lord Michael FitzGeoffrey, GdS, Argent Scroll Herald (for matters related to content;  If you use Facebook, you are invited to indicate whether you are planning to attend at  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 September.


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, etc.


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  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 submitting.


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 Symposium.


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.



  • $12 Gate
  • 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 guardian.
  • $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

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