Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Tifridh Friardattir
Date: March 29 , 2008 until March, 30 2008
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on March 29th 2008
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on March 30th 2008
First Presbyterian Church of Astoria
1103 Grand Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
An Tir Kingdom
Shire of Herons Reach
March 29 &
30th, 2008 Astoria, Oregon
Greetings unto the populace of An Tir! The time for the An
Tir Heraldic Symposium draws near. Please join us for a day
filled with classes for all interests.
Please go to http://www.antirheralds.org/symposium/08classlist.html
forclass information .
An Tir Kingdom Heraldic Symposium
March 29 & 30,
Please pre-register for classes to
assure a space. All classes have class size limits due to
the size of the facility and/or structure of the class, and
instructors need to know how many handouts to bring.
Pre-registration also allows the
line at gate to be shorter for you and move swiftly for
To register, contact Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta, Argent
Scroll Herald at: arget-scroll (AT) antir (DOT) sca (DOT)
org. Please use the subject line: PRE-REG.
Pre-registrations must be received by Saturday, March 22,
In your pre-registration request,
please include your name, classes you wish to take, total
cost of your
classes, and e-mail address for confirmation. You will
receive a confirming email by the 23rd. Payment for classes
is on accepted on-site only. Please do not send any payment
at this time.
How to do
Baroness Kateline MacFarlane, Mano d’Oro Herald has seen
Court from both sides: formerly Baroness of Three Mountains,
she was well-known as a court herald before occupying that
baronial bench. She will share her wealth of knowledge about
pacing, voice usage and ritual.
Lady Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle, Löwenmȃhne
Herald, will discuss vocal technique, the care and feeding of
your voice and standard procedures for Field and Town Cry
How to do Court
Without Having a Nervous Breakdown
HL Natasha Orionova Zateeva, formerly BeWayre Pursuivant and
Vox Leonis Herald is a self-confessed “court junkie”, and
will show you how to do courts well without stressing
yourself to the breaking point.
So, someone has asked you to herald
their court. This class will give you the tools you
need to make this a less daunting prospect. This
class is also helpful for those who are considering service
to the SCA as a Baronial or Royal noble.
Students should bring note taking materials.
Voice-Heraldry: Making Your Voice Work for
HL Natasha Orionova Zateeva gives you an experienced view
toward making the best use of your voice.
If you are a voice herald, or would like to be, this class
will help you understand how to make your voice work for you.
We will work to identify and refine the skills needed to make
a more theatrical, and thus more interesting, court, field,
or town cry presentation.
Proposed subjects for discussion include projection versus
volume, proper breathing, voice inflection, vocal timbre,
vocabulary, and making boring announcements
Students should bring note-taking materials and be ready to
make some noise!
Names for Nomads
HL Ursula Georges, Loyall Pursuivant, says: Want
an authentic name for a Scythian, Old Bulgar, Hun,
Magyar, Turk, or Mongol? We’ll discuss research strategies,
literate and illiterate personas, titles, and the
registration process. Students interested in a particular
culture are encouraged to contact the instructor in
Lady Mrya Kargashina, formerly Lion’s Blood Herald discusses
Russian (and other Slavic) names including formation
The Tools of Conflict
HL Teceangl Bach, formerly Lion’s Blood Herald, shows you the
ins-and-outs of conflict-checking names, devices and/or
badges, including in-depth analyses of the rules, rulings and
regulations of conflict checking SCA names and armory.
Practical application of RfS, Glossary tables and Laurel
precedents. Technical discussion of rules and precedents will
cover both consulting and submissions.
Helping Submitters understand
Lady Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle writes the notification
letters to submitters for Lion’s Blood. HL Ciaran, Argent
Scroll, is a former Lion’s Blood & Æstel. They have
years of experience explaining (in plain English) what all
the “herald-speak” is about, and together they will help you
to discuss with clients the changes that may assist them to
HL Gwenlian Catharne discusses the questions that every
armory herald needs to be able to answer for submitters.
The Heraldic Oath
HL Gwenlian Catharne, Demi-lion Herald will discuss the Oath
in the ceremony for the Creation of a herald. Why do they
make you swear to be sober, then offer to make you drunk? Why
is there a baptism in there?
Reporting and Warranting
HL Gwenlian Catharne tells you about your required duties as
a herald and what to expect from the Kingdom officers.
The Administrative Handbook – Its
Use and Necessity
Often overlooked, the Administrative Handbook is an important
and required tool for all heralds. HL Teceangl Bach will
review its use as a consultation tool, the tables and
appendices and their practical application, and how and when
to reference it. Information presented should be of use to
branch heralds and consulting heralds specifically.
Running a Consulting Table
HL Teceangl Bach, long-term consulting herald show you how to
manage consulting at events and meetings. This will include
an overview of references, how to find staff, managing
extended consults and more. The handout will include
lists of things to have and to know.
SITE OPENS: Saturday 8:30 AM (For instructors doors open at
8:00AM). Dinner 6:00PM. Site closes 9:30 PM. Donations for
the silent auction are welcome.
SITE CHANGE: Due to severe storm damage at Viking
Landing/Astoria Yacht Club
SITE FEES: $7 (Sunday only, $3) SCA members; NMS $3 fee
applies to non-members. Make all checks payable to
“SCA, Inc.- Shire of Heron’s Reach“. This
fee does not include the seperate class fees or registration.
FEAST FEE: Requires a prepayment (in addition to gate
fee) of $10.00. Mail must be postmarked by March
20th, 2008 or received by March 22, 2008, for
feast reservation. Feast is an additional $10 for 10-adult,
$5 for 5 to 9 and under, free for four and under.
Please make checks payable to “The Shire of
Heron’s Reach”. Send your check or money order to
Tifridh Friðrdottir, c/o Tiffany George, 708 Alameda Ave,
Astoria, Oregon, 97103. Please include number of adults,
children 6-12, 5 and under. Also include phone number and
e-mail to receive confirmation message (2 attempts will
be made if no e-mail or answering machine) your
feast registration by March 24, 2008. Also, please note
any dietary concerns so we can accommodate your needs.
Asst’d Butters – Reg, Herbed, Honey, Margarine [for the
A Pottage of Lentils [Vegan]
A Tart of Ryce [Vegetarian]
Soldiers Couscous [Vegan]
Artichokes in Herbed Sauce
‘Ein Condimentlin’ — Marinated Veggies -[Vegan]
Fabaciae Virides Et Baianae — Green and Baian Beans
Alaunder of Beef [Steak in Sauce]
Poached Pears [Vegan]
Sekanjabin — Middle Eastern Mint Drink
White [non] Wine — er — Golde Lemon Lemonaide
Red [non] Wine — er — Fruit Punch
Chilled [ICED] Water
Please bring your feast gear. Feast will be served banquet
style with a high table.
DIRECTIONS TO SITE:
Take your best route to HWY 30 to Astoria.
Turn left at 16th St
Turn right at Franklin Ave
Turn left at 12th St
Turn right at Grand Ave
Yes, there will be SCA signs!
101 and Hwy 26:
Take your best route to Astoria for Hwy 26 or Hwy 101.
At the traffic circle at the end of the bridge coming into
Astoria from Warrenton, take the 2nd exit
onto W Marine Dr
Continue on 8th St/US-30 E (it will pass by
a McDonalds and then twist right past the Post Office)
Continue to follow 8th St up the hill, do not take the left
onto Commercial St.
Turn left at Grand Ave
Yes, there will be SCA signs!
AUTOCRAT: Tifridh Friðrdottir
mka Tiffany George, 708 Alameda Ave, Astoria, OR 97103
Cell Phone : 503-791-4997
HERALDOCRAT: Lord Yngvarr Gleðil Sigurdsson
HL Jalida bint al-Yasamin bint al-Susiya (kitchencrat/Golde