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Heralds' Point

Heralds' Point coordinator:

Barunin Gisela vom Kreuzbach

Heralds' Point is located behind Children's Activities, near Information Point and the Coopers' Camp Store.

We offer consultation on SCA names and armory, advice and information for the general populace from all kingdoms, and experience and education for heralds of all levels of skill. We will research names or armory for you, your household, or your local branch. Devices, badges, order or award names – we will do it all. This is a full service table; when you return the next day, we will have all the forms and paperwork done for you to approve. (See our consulting hours.)

For most kingdoms, we accept payment and then send everything to your kingdom submissions herald. Some kingdoms do not accept submissions directly from Pennsic; for those kingdoms, you pick up the paperwork and mail to your kingdom submissions herald, along with the proper fees.

IMPORTANT - If you need help with a branch submission, several submissions, or a complicated or culturally-specific submission, please come to the Point as early in the War as you can and make an appointment. This allows us get you the best help we can provide.


Volunteers of all kinds are always needed! We have several opportunities for willing hands, some that require no prior experience or heraldic knowledge, such as greeters, artists, and colorers. For the detail-oriented, we are happy to train on our internal processes and administrative work. Come by any time we're open to volunteer for these needs!

We will need strong backs Sunday and Monday of Peace week for set up and Thursday and Friday of War week for tear down.

As always, we need warranted exchequers to help take payment and make deposits to the War Exchequer and heralds who can consult on names or armory. We have many books and other resources (including senior heralds you can learn from!).

To volunteer for Heralds' Point (or any other Pennsic department) prior to Pennsic, please use our on-line volunteer form.

Special Events

We cordially invite everyone to join us for two Special Events at Heralds' Point:

Known World Heralds Party, Sun., August 3, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Come by Heralds' Point to socialize and meet fellow heralds from around the Known World! We will have light refreshments. Heraldic games are likely … be prepared to demonstrate heraldic postures or other amusements.

Laurel Road Show, Mon., August 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
There will be a Laurel Roadshow with the Sovereigns presiding over a live decision meeting. Listen and participate as commenters from the SCA College of Arms discuss name submissions and walk through the decision process! No heraldic experience necessary and it's a great way to learn.


There will be a track of Heraldry Classes scheduled through Pennsic University. Please check the class schedule for topics, dates, and times.

Consulting Hours

Heralds' Point will be open for consultation:

Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, August 4: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 6: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 7: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for pick-up of previous submissions ONLY.

Please note: the signup list for consultation closes one hour before the Point closes.

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