Justin du Coeur

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Heralding Carolingian Court
Resides: Barony of Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Justin du Coeur (OL, OP, OKD, FF, OGS, ORS, FB, SSS, and other conversation starters) joined the SCA in 1983, and has been highly active ever since, mainly in and around the Barony of Carolingia.

He is a bit of a jack of all trades -- that is to say, an easily-distracted dilettante who likes to play with lots of toys. His long-stated (and likely impossible) goal is to become Adequate (or at least Mediocre) at all SCA activities. Along the way, he has actually gotten fairly good at a few, particularly Dance, Games and Cooking. While he has dabbled in most of the realm's martial activities, archery is the one he's halfway decent at. Somewhere along the line, he accidentally got into court heraldry.

He often prefers to play "stealth peer", suiting both his middle-class persona and preference for hanging around with the newer members of the Society.


Justin du Coeur lives in Poulet Gauche time -- that is, "400 years ago today". (Yes, this means I've technically drifted out of SCA period.) Having been raised around the nobility of Italy, he makes his living as an itinerant dancemaster for whatever nobility are paying for it at the moment. In his spare time, he hangs out in Le Poulet Gauche tavern in Calais, making pocket change off of soldiers who are drinking too much to gamble well.

Offices & Positions



  • Dancemaster for the Barony of Carolingia.
  • Co-Herald for TRM Edward Grey and Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn.
  • Founder of The Letter of Dance.
  • Co-organizer and founding Secretary of the Grand Council of the SCA.
  • Founder of the Carolingian Accademia della Danza.
  • Autocrat and/or kitchener of many events.
  • Longtime Deputy Seneschal / Borough Liaison for Carolingia.
  • Member of the SCA Census 2010 committee.
  • Traditional cat-herder for Crown Tourney processions.
  • Member of the SCA Questions Desk, and keeper of the Questions FAQ.

Projects & Publications


SCA Family

Currently married to Lady Fenice d'Autun.

Was married to the late Mistress Caitlin Davies.

Esquired to Baron Steffan ap Cenydd of Silverwing.


  • House Silverwing, traditional Philosophers to the Crown (whether they want it or not)
  • Lochleven, originally as a Villager, then as a Householder.

Apprentices and Protege

Other Interests

  • LARP (past con chair of Intercon)
  • Comic books (~20,000 of them)
  • Freemasonry (Wor. Mark Waks, Mt. Tabor Lodge AF&AM, Wakefield, MA)
  • Science fiction, fantasy, cons and so on

More Information

Querki, the online startup that Justin is bootstrapping in his mundane life.

The Waks Family Homepage, including (along with other pages mentioned above), the family cookbook.

Justin's DreamWidth and old professional blog.