Heraldry

[WES] Rumble in the Jungle 2

Greetings to one and all! The Canton of Golden Playne would like to invite anyone who is interested to come join us the weekend after Songkran for the Tournament of the Tiger! This is the first three day event the Canton has thrown together, and there should be lots of fun, fighting, and feasting.

[AET] Heralds and Scribes

Let the word go forth that the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle will be hosting Heralds and Scribes on April 2, 2011 at the Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main St., Binghamton NY.

[ATL] Tournament of the Golden Rose

I am both pleased and proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Tournament of the Golden Rose will take place on April 16, 2011, in the Barony of Tir-y-Don.

[MID] Herald's Pointe and Scribal Collegium

The Herald's Pointe is to provide an opportunity to meet with heralds without the distractions of other events. No need to rush between tournament bouts, etc. - just the heralds and you.

[WES] La Prova Dura

Harken to the call that sounds forth from the dry expanse of Cynagua to the far reaches of the Known World.  Send us your most valiant warriors and their inspirational consorts for three days of fighting, revelry, and pageantry.

[CAL] Ceilidh 2011

The Shire of Dun Ard presents Ceilidh 2011 Saturday April 16, 2011 in Leavenworth, Kansas.

"Knights and ladies" inspire kids in Eugene, Oregon

Library assistant Cynthia Olsen wanted to introduce kids to the Middle Ages, so she invited members of the Society for Creative Anachronism to bring their knowledge and skills to the Eugene Public Library. Winston Ross of the Register-Guard has the story.

[ATL] Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2011

It is my distinct honor to present the Atlantian College of Heralds' bid for the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2011 to be held in High Point, North Carolina being reckoned as the Canton of Middlegate in the Barony of the Sacred Stone.

[CAL] Bellewode Heraldic, Scribal and Dance Symposium

The Bellewode Heraldic, Scribal and Dance Symposium April 9th, 2011

Historic occupations as surnames

Those searching for period names may wish to visit the Rootsweb website, which includes an extensive list of period occupations with descriptions, many of which have become surnames.

Medieval jewelry and ornamentation discussed on website

On his website Dress, Jewels, Arms and Coat of Arms: Material Culture and Self-Representation in the Late Middle Ages, Gerhard Jaritz has posted a manual of basic information on medieval jewelry and ornamentation.

Modern world heraldy in Canada

Canadians who wish to own their own official heraldry may apply directly through the Canadian government rather than going through the British heraldy offices.

Sir Terry Pratchett granted Arms in England

The Armorial Bearings granted to Sir Terence David John Pratchett of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Knight, OBE by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 April 2010 are illustrated in the September 2010 Newsletter of the College of Arms.

[WES] Northern Hawk Tourney

Have you ever wished you could have a practice tournament before signing up or helping out for a real one? Are there any Herald's out there who'd like a chance to practice Tourney litany before the real thing? How about any budding List coordinators. I'll even take those who'd like to practice being a Marshall in Charge!

[ANT] Heraldic Symposium and Grand Ithra

Come join us for a fun and informative weekend of classes on All Things Heraldic, incredibly fun electives, and core Ithra requirement classes!

[CAL] Coronation Fall 2010

It is time to unify the tribes of the steppe! A warlord tourney will be held in honor of our Mongol Crown. Come, join us for a day of celebration, fun, fighting and feasting as TRH Ashir and Maerwyn ascend to the Calon Throne!

Town criers stretch vocal chords in Chester

SCA court heralds take note: You would have strong competition from the contestants in the recent 2010 Chester World Town Crier Tournament (Chester, UK) in which criers from around the world displayed their vocal capabilities. (video)

Creating an SCA persona

SCA newcomers faced with creating a persona may want to visit Modar's Heraldry Page for information and links on how to build a usable SCA persona.

[AET] Post-Pennsic Picnic

The laundry is done and the tent is finally dry and put away. What else is there to do but come to a nice, laid-back event? The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is hosting a Post-Pennsic picnic on August 28, 2010, at the Overlook Shelter in Schenley Park, Overlook Drive (no street address), Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The site opens at 10 and closes at 5pm.

[WES] Festival of the Nine Worthies

"Festival of the Nine Worthies" is being presented by Thistletorr Shire on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Site opens at 10:00 Am, Armor inspection begins at 10:00 AM, Fighting begins at 11:30 AM.

Heraldrydiculous Comics achieves 200

Khevron's Heraldrydiculous Comics, which feature SCA heraldic puns and other historical humor, passed #200 recently, and the author reports, "inspiration continues (for good or ill -- ymmv)."

[ATL] War of the Wings V

The fiery Phoenix of Sacred Stone and the mighty Bulls of Stierbach will meet on the field of battle at Elchenburg Castle to test their might and try and claim the glory that goes to all victors.

Dragons in history

The Draconian.com website offers much information about dragons and dragon art. The site includes a History of Dragons Around the World which combines historic dragon legends with modern beliefs about the great beast.

Norse mythological names website

Those with an interest in Norse mythology - or those interested in choosing a Viking name - may want to visit the Behind the Name website which looks at "the mythology and history of  first names."

13th century heraldic badge found in Coventry

A copper badge bearing three heraldic lions has been found in a stone wall in Coventry, England. The badge probably came from a horse harness.

[ANS] Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

Come to the semi-regular, annual Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium hosted by the Barony of Wiesenfeuer. Classes will teach all from non-herald/scribe to new herald/scribe to old timer. Invitations are being extended to our Calontir, Outlands, and Gleann Abhann neighbors as well. Come and learn and renew acquaintances.

Vikings feminized male names

At the April 24, 2010 Midlands Viking Symposium, Dr Philip Shaw from the University of Leicester delivered a paper on his research on Viking naming practices. His research discussed the common practice of giving female children names derived from male names.

Khevron.com and Heraldrydiculous Comics

The Khevron.com is a personal web site run by West Kingdom herald. The diverse site includes, among other things, Heraldrydiculous heraldry comic/video album, Oertha Armorial, West Kingdom Roll of Arms, wearable heraldry, and an SCA- and heraldry-themed Cafe Press shop.

[EAS] Coronation of Edward and Marguerite

Come Gentles All to celebrate the Coronation of Edward and Marguerite!  Once again the Eastern Crown passes in peaceful unbroken succession on Saturday, April 10, 2010.  The Barony of Bergental is proud to host these glorious festivities in the Tudor style of Henry VII at the charming First Congregational Church of West Springfield, site of the Bergental/BBM Yule.

[CAL] Melees & Mayhem XIV

Melees & Mayhem XIV May 14th -16th 2010 Hosted by the Shire of Crescent Moon
Once Upon a Battle Recreating battles since Saxons' were still German!