EK Herald badgeAttention heralds and those that want to be heralds!

I am Yehuda ben Moshe, currently serving as Elmet Herald, the East Kingdom heraldic education deputy.

Over the last few months, I’ve run a series of classes, titled “So you want to be a (book) herald?” Parts I-III.  The classes were run both online, via Google Hangouts and YouTube, and in-person at certain events.  When originally created, this was planned as a stand alone series of lectures.  Since then, there have been requests for more classes covering related topics.  Therefore, it’s time to change things up a bit.

I am hereby announcing the creation of the East Kingdom Herald University (EKHU).  The University will consist of a series of classes, held over Google Hangouts and live at selected events, designed to cover a variety of topics useful to beginner and intermediate heralds.  I currently have about a dozen classes in mind, some taught by me, many taught by other instructors, and I’m hoping to grow the offerings. over time.  This means that if you have ideas for classes you’d like to teach, or topics you’d like to see taught, email me.  I am especially interested in classes that fit the video format, as well as classes that cover topics beyond book heraldry.

Information about the University will be available, for now, at www.yehudaheraldry.com/ekhu and will hopefully soon move to the official East Kingdom website.

Now, to the meat of the announcement:

I will be running the first two EKHU classes this week and next week.

On Wed, Sep 18, at 9:30pm EDT, I will be running “Book Heraldry 100″, the introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including the organization of the SCA heralds, becoming a herald, the submission process, and related topics.   If you’ve previously taken my “So you want to be a (book) herald?  Part I – Intro” class, you do not need to take this, as it covers the exactly same material.

On Mon, Sep 23, at 9:30pm EDT, I will be running “Armory 101″, the introductory armory class.  This class will cover basics of armory, including blazoning.  If you’ve previously taken my “So you want to be a (book) herald?  Part II – Armory” class, this class is significantly different.  While a few topics are the same, this class does not cover style rules, but does cover blazoning.

Students have two options for participating in the class. The first is to join the Hangout directly. This allows the student to fully participate in the video conference, talking (or typing) directly to the teacher. Please note that the class will be recorded, and the recording posted.  You can choose not to turn on your camera, so as not to be on screen, but your voice will be in the video.

If you would like a spot, you must email me at elmet at eastkingdom dot org, spots will be first-come first-serve based on said emails .  Please
include your Kingdom of residence and which class (name and date) you are signing up for in the email.  Facebook, G+, or mailing list posts will not get you a spot in the class.  You must email me directly.

The second option is to watch the class live through YouTube. This requires no account, there is no person limit, and you won’t be recorded, but it’s strictly one way – you won’t be able to talk to the instructor. You will be able to email me the questions, however, and I will try to respond.

Yehuda ben Moshe,
Elmet Herald.
elmet at eastkingdom dot org