Greetings to the Heralds and Scribes of Northshield!
The Kingdom Heralds and Scribes Symposium, collocated with Stellar University, went extremely well. Kolfinna Aegis is already working on the next Symposium, so stay tuned! For the next one, we’re thinking somewhere in the West, so if your group thinks it might want to host one, let us know!
“And what’s needed to host one?” well might you ask. Not all that much, really. Typically, kingdom H&S symposium involves two or three classrooms and a common area. This means the event can be run one of two ways:
1. As a really tiny, focused event, where nobody really expects more than 40-50 people, even in a populated region.
2. A collocated event, as we just did with SUN,where the H&S classes are a track alongside other things going on.
For a winter symposium, we would be interested in collocating with another A&S or class-oriented event (not necessarily the next session of SUN). We are also thinking of collocating with a fighting event for our next spring symposium, so that one track can be focused specifically on tourney heraldry, with lots of practice heralding lots of tourneys!
The Known World H&S Symposium in Rhode Island was also excellent, but I was disappointed to find that myself and Mistress Margaret Fitzwilliam were the only Northshielders present! While Northshield did not get the bid for KWHSS 2013, I would nevertheless like to see many more of you follow me down to San Antonio next June. Start saving your pennies, so we can show them the rockingness that is Northshield’s heraldic and scribal community!
Since I took over back in December, many of you have heard me talk about how we need to get consulting heraldry seriously kickstarted again. We used to have consulting tables even at relatiavely minor events, and we just don’t any more. This needs to get fixed. I have Cunning Plans brewing for how to do this. Stay tuned to the firstname.lastname@example.org list for details as they develop!
Enjoy the rest of your summer, and don’t forget: no matter where you go…there you are!