[SCA-Dance] KWDS report (What I Did on my Summer Vacation...)

tmcd at panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Wed Jul 22 00:28:18 EDT 2009

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Annikki Raiford <annikki1973 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, people can prioritize and perhaps miss some KWDS if it became
> annual.  However, I'm curious how many people here have gone to any
> of the other "Known World" events, which seem to be on that sort of
> time scale.

I've gone to each Known World Heraldic Symposium for some years, and
they've been annual since the 1980s.

It's true that KWHS has an executive function: Laurel Sovereign of
Arms strongly encourages the kingdom principal heralds and submission
heralds to attend, and they have a meeting.  There's also a short
decision meeting as a demo, and an hour-long Laurel Q&A.

But for most attendees, the focus is the classes, with multiple
tracks of classes.

> I've gone to two Known World Costuming Symposii

[Nit: that presupposes "*symposius", which ain't so.  "Symposia" for
the Latin-style plural; "symposiums" for the English style.]

> Compared to KWDS, they felt very much like a local event with a few
> people travelling from a decent driving distance, and a small
> handful flying in any serious distance.

I get the impression that KWHS tends to be about 50% kingdom attendees
and 50% big-H Heralds from everywhere else.  (Which is why some
classes are "So You're A New Branch Herald" and some are "Agricultural
Occupational Bynames from Middle High Hungarian".)

Dannet Lincoln
Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com

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