The Barony of the Bridge and the College of Arms welcomes one and all to the Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium to be held June 22-24, 2012 at the Radisson Airport Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island.
This will be an excellent opportunity for heralds and scribes of all skill levels to come and share their knowledge or exchange ideas with other heralds and scribes.
A tentative schedule of events for the weekend is:
Friday night: 7-Midnight Meet and Greet in one of the hotel meeting rooms. Come see who is here and catch up with old friends!
Saturday -Daytime: We will have several rooms available for classes from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday. There are board rooms with conference tables and larger meeting rooms the will be set in different configurations. When submitting a class to the class coordinator, please let them know what size class you are willing to teach (i.e. a gold leafing class may be limited to 12 due to the hands on nature of the class where another class may not be limited as it is a presentation). Due to extremely high A/V rental rates at the hotel, please contact the autocrat or class coordinator if you have any special A/V needs for your class.
Saturday Evening: We have a thriving dance community here in this part of the East Kingdom. Dance mistress Lady Jane Milford will lead dances for a ball in one of the rooms Saturday night. We will offer a Ball only admission rate of $5 from 5-8PM for any one wishing to just come and dance.
Sunday Morning: The Laurel Road Show. At this meeting, Laurel, Wreath and Pelican will review current submissions and lead discussions of interest to the College of Arms.
Other tentative events planned for the weekend include a possible trip to the RISD Museum or a Lovecraft Walking Tour of Providence (additional charges may apply).
There is no feast planned for the event but there is a restaurant on site, as well as several within walking distance or a short drive. There are a variety of dining options from fast food to casual dining to full service restaurants.
The site for this event is the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport 2081 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886 PHONE: 401-739-3000. Warwick is centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island. It is an hour south of Boston and is easily accessible by Interstate as I-95 runs through the middle of it. T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is located in across the street and a transportation hub is located near to the airport via covered walkway and moving sidewalk. This transportation hub has access to rental cars, buses and commuter rail to Providence and Boston. There is a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to and from the airport and to destinations within a 5 mile radius with airport passengers taking precedence. Scenic Newport with it's famed mansions and Cliffwalk is 40 minutes away from Warwick to the south. Providence offers a variety of attractions including historical sites on the East Side in the area of Brown University. The RISD museum is also located in Providence. Higgins Armory, Sturbridge Village and Plimoth Plantation are all within an hour drive.
Other area attractions include the casinos Twin River (20 minutes north) and Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun (about an hour to the south). The south coast of Rhode Island also features miles of beaches and Warwick has a lovely City Park with a beach close to the event site.
The discounted lodging rate for this event is $83 a night for standard rooms and $103 a night for Executive suites. These rates will be available for three days before and three days after the event should you wish to make a vacation of it here in Southern New England. To get the discounted rate, mention that you are attending the Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium. You need to use the words. If you try to make a reservation using KWHSS, they won't be able to find it (someone just tried it 10/5/11).
There will be a hospitality suite available during the event with light snacks and a small place to socialize and take a break.
Merchants: We have some space for merchants. Merchants must get a sales permit from the City of Warwick. The Warwick Board of Public Safety issues these permits. That information can be found here:
Due to the limited space for merchants, merchants with wares of interest to the heraldic and scribal communities will be given preference. Merchant fees will be $25 for a 6 foot table. Please contact the merchant coordinator for more information.
The staff for this event is:
Autocrat: Elspeth Keyfe of Neddingham
Heraldic Class Coordinator: Ulric von der Insel
Scribal Class Coordinator: Emma MacMinn
Proceedings Editor: Maurin Lessault
Hospitality Coordinator: Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh
Saturday Evening Ball: Jane Milford
Field Trip Coordinator: TBD
Merchant Coordinator: Anna da Syracusa
Site Opens: Friday, June 22, 2012 5PM
Site Closes: Sunday, June 24, 2012 2PM
Event Website: http://kwhss.eastkingdom.org
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
2081 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
By car: Make your way to Interstate 95 in Rhode Island. Take exit 13 Airport Connector. Follow the airport connector to the Exit for U.S. Rt. 1 North. At the light at the end of the exit, make a left on to U.S. 1N. The hotel will be up ahead on your left.
By air: If you fly into PVD, the hotel has complimentary shuttle service to and from Green Airport.
By public transit: The Interlink is located close to the hotel. As of 10/1/11, MBTA service to the Interlink was limited and only available on weekdays. Full MBTA service listings and bus schedules can be found here: http://www.pvdairport.com/main.aspx?sec_id=62 To get to the hotel via train on a weekday from Logan (BOS), take the Silver Line to South Station. Once at South Station, you can take the commuter rail to Green (Providence) Airport. For travel on a weekend, you may want to consider taking a RIPTA bus to Providence and boarding the commuter rail there.
Site : Costs for the Symposium are:
Full weekend adult member rate: $35 pre-registered by June 1/$40 after June 1 or at the door
children 14 and under: $10
Students full weekend rate: $30
Ball only: $5
Non-member surcharge of $5 will be added where applicable. Please note, the only reservation is a paid reservation.
Proceedings: A copy of the proceedings will be made available on CD to every attendee. Additional copies will be available for $5. Please contact the Proceedings Editor for a cost of a printed copy.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Rhode Island, Inc.
Countess Elspeth Keyfe of Neddingham
Send Reservations to:
Lady Caelia Blackwolf:
Other Contact Information:
Lord Maurin Lessault
Scribal Class Coordinator:
Lady Emma McMinn
Heraldic Class Coordinator:
Freiherr Ulric von der Insel
Lady Anna da Syracusa
Lady Jane Milford