Tuesday, 21 April 2015

KWHSS Update: Keynote Speaker and More


In the midst of the issues around ACCEPS, I realized we hadn't passed on a few exciting updates about Known World Heralds and Scribes:

First, we are thrilled to confirm Mme. Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, as our keynote speaker.  Mme. Boudreau is very excited about attending and seeing what we do with heraldry in the SCA, and to talk about the consultation and design process for a modern heraldic authority.   Many may have read the article in the National Post last year about her office (http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/how-canada-became-home-to-some-of-the-worlds-more-visually-stunning-and-fun-heraldry), which is what prompted us to invite her to speak to us.

We are also thrilled to confirm Master Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme as our heraldic guest instructor.  For decades, SCA heralds have been using the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (affectionately known as the Pic Dic) as a guide to heraldic charges used in the SCA.  The Pic Dic is now in its third edition and is online at http://mistholme.com/pictorial-dictionary-of-heraldry/.  Master Bruce will be teaching three classes.

We have a wonderful lineup of both scribal and heraldic classes in the works from instructors from within Ealdormere and from many other kingdoms.  There is still a chance to sign up to teach a class.  Visit the KWHSS webpage at http://eoforwic.ca/kwhss2015/.

Finally, we are excited to welcome Mistress Marian of Heather Dale (recording artist Heather Dale) for a concert the evening of June 27.  Mistress Marian is actually a herald herself and Trillium Herald Emerita for Ealdormere.  There will be dancing before and after the concert.  You can sign up to attend the evening activities only online for $10 (also available at the door).  So even if you are not interested in heraldic or scribal activities, you can come out and spend an evening with one of Ealdormere's brightest stars.

Again, our dates are June 26-28 at the Four Points Sheraton close to Toronto Pearson Airport.  A reminder if you want to reserve a room using our reservation block, please do so soon as space is limited.

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Class coordinator and co-steward, KWHSS 2015

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