[MER] Meridian Heraldic Symposium

I am pleased and excited to announce the 2009 Meridian Heraldic Symposium will be hosted by the Barony of Thor's Mountain in conjunction with their event Black Gryphon, to be held Feb. 13-15, 2009 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, TN. Please, join me in appreciation of the Barony of Thor's Mountain for their great kindness and willingness to serve the Kingdom of Meridies and the heraldic community by hosting the Heraldic Symposium.

I am also excited to announce that Lady Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Pelican Queen of Arms has accepted the Beacon Herald's invitation and will be a guest at the Heraldic Symposium. The Pelican Queen of Arms is responsible for name submissions. Any name submitted for registration must pass her scrutiny before it is approved for registration by the Laurel Queen of Arms.

Lady Aryanhwy is a kind and gracious Lady who has devoted her SCA career to serving the Knowe World by sharing her vast knowledge and skill. For years, Lady Aryanhwy has been a faithful contributor to the Meridian Herald's List, even though she resides in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. As a result, many of the Kingdom's populace and many of the Kingdom's heralds have benefited greatly from her polite suggestions and commentary.

Lady Ary is prepared to teach a class and to do a road show. For those of you unfamiliar with heraldry, a road show is where a sovereign goes over a selection of submissions ready for a decision. They discuss the commentary, and inviting input from those present. They then make a decision on registration, which is recorded for inclusion in the Letter of Acceptance and Returns.

Lord Tobias, the Candle Pursuivant, has been hard at work recruiting teachers and setting up a class schedule. There will be an interesting slate of classes and the Laurel Road Show will provide a rare opportunity to see how the heraldic submission process functions at the Society level.

Please, mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2009 Heraldic Symposium.

In your service,

Master Cuhelyn Cam vap Morcant,
Lantern Herald and Dean of Heraldic Studies