Heraldry

[NOR] SUN / Heralds & Scribes Symposium

The Canton of Nordleigh, the Northshield College of Heralds and the SUN Chancellor cordially invite you to attend the summer session of the Stellar University of Northshield, in association with the Heralds & Scribes Symposium!

Pennsic University Call For Classes

It's that time again ... Pennsic may feel a lifetime away but it's right around the corner. Deadline for registering classes is May 1, 2012. Earlier is better. Really. It is.

[CAL] Bellewoode Heraldic and Dance Symposium

The Bellewoode Symposium will take place March 31-April 1, 2012 in Kirkwood, Missouri.

[ANT] Fools Bransle

It is time once more for the populace of Lions Gate and its environs to gather together for an evening of good society, and the sharing of our expertise.

[OUT] Outlands Heralds & Scribes Symposium

Outlands Heralds and Scribes Symposium fast approaches!  We give fondest thanks to mighty al-Barran for hosting us this year, on March 17, 2012 at Sandia Preparatory School.

[EAS] Known World Heralds and Scribes Symposium

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.

[WES] St. Valentine's Day Massacre

As Winter comes to an end, and spring fast approaches, we turn our efforts to preparing for the coming raiding season. The time for raids, war and battle are fast approaching! 

[MID] Middle Kingdom Herald's Pointe and Scribal Collegium

Middle Kingdom's Herald's Pointe and Scribal Collegium March 10, 2012 10 am to 5 pm

[ATL] Ice Castle 2012

As winter's chill spreads, warm up with a day filled with fighting, feasting, and games. Join Black Diamond as she celebrates her baronial birthday and the baronial investiture of Baron Aldemere McRafe and Lady Juliana Grene as the new baron and baroness of Black Diamond!

Charles and Vlad: Royal cousins?

In a speech to help save the forests of Transylvania, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, revealed that he is related to Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century Romanian warlord who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Heraldic quadrant up for sale in England

A brass quadrant bearing the arms of Richard II is going up for auction in England. The late 14th century piece is similar to one housed in the British Museum.

[EAS] K&Q Arts and Science/Noisemakers VII

Noisemakers is a celebration of all things 'noisy'. You are invited to a full day of classes on topics related to heraldry, music, vocal performance, dance, and scribal arts. This year we are pleased to host Their Majesties Arts and Sciences Championship. 

Traceable art for scribes

Scribes looking for heraldic images for scrolls, or heralds wishing to help newcomers choose charges, may wish to check out the Pennsic Traceable Art Project created by Ailis Linne.

[GLE] Troll Fen’s Swamp Romp

Now that the Ram Throne is secure once again, the members of Troll Fen are turning their attention to Swamp Romp. The last weekend in January we’ll be gathering at Chicot State Park, north of Ville Platte, LA.  

Tudor bestiary resource online

Calligraphers, needleworkers, heralds and artists take note. The Retronaut website has posted pages from the Tudor Pattern Book published around 1520.

[OUT] Heraldic Tourney and Heraldry Consultations

October 2nd, Sunday at al-Barran's Fighter Practice Heraldic Tourney and Heraldry Consultations

Lazarus Jacob Von Hase remembered in Chronicle-Telegram story

“Martin was definitely dedicated to history. He was dedicated to researching,” said James Nunamaker, known as Seamus Fraseyr in the SCA, about Lazarus Jacob Von Hase (Martin Hasemann), who died July 22, 2011 in Wellington, Ohio.

Irish Central's list of 10 most popular Irish surnames

The website Irish Central has posted a list of the 10 most popular Irish last names, including meaning of the name, variations, and the area where the name is most prominent.

[AET] Summer's End

Come celebrate the closing of the glorious season at this year's Summer's End - Gion Festival - on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 in the Canton of Beau Fleuve, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.

Medieval coronation book online

The University of California Press eBook Collection has published a free, online edition of Medieval and Early Modern Monarchic Ritual by János M. Bak. The book was first published in 1990.

[ANS] Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

The Barony of Bordermarch is honored to host the Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, in the heart of Beaumont, Texas on the southeastern Texas border, just across from Gleann Abhann!

Medieval occupational names

Looking for an SCA name? If so, you might want to investigate Der Haus Buecher der Nuernberger Zwoelfbruederstifungen which offers a list of medieval occupational names.

Atlantia Crown Tournament processional photos online

Belphoebe reports that she has posted an album of photos from the processional for Crown Tournament which took place May 7, 2011 in the Kingdom of Atlantia. The photos are available on SmugMug.

[AET] Spring Thing

Long ago in the Barony of St. Swithin's Bog, upon a section of land once called the Western Border, a tradition began known as Spring Thing at which the Barony and all her family and friends gathered to dispel the winter's cobwebs and celebrate the return of Spring in a day of frivolous fun!

14% of medieval parents chose "William" for their boys

Prince William of England has something in common with many medieval boys: his name. A new study shows that "William" was the most popular name for boys in the 13th century.

[WES] Oerthan Spring Collegium

Vesper Principal Herald, Mistress Moira O'Conner, and Baldric Herald, Her Grace Eilis, will be coming to our fair Principality on May 14 and 15 to teach a series of classes on the following topics:

Arms for a Princess

The College of Arms in London has announced that a coat of arms has been created for Kate Middleton, Prince William's bride-to-be, in time for the royal wedding. (photo)

Kingdom Ware

KingdomWare sells modern clothing for wear to and from events, and modern conveniences with a Medieval flare for the home. They offer customized heraldic and specialty designs for organizations or family groups. Mundane shirts and gifts are available for almost all branches and offices of the SCA.

Call for Applications - Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms

The SCA is seeking the next Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms.

[WES] Rivenoak's Fool's / Newcomer's Tourney

The Barony of Rivenoak wishes to invite all to join us for a day full of fun and adventure in our majestic Bidwell Park. The King and Queen of Misrule will be divined through Rivenoak’s arcane art of Divination by Cupcake.