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San Fran, CA RenFaire Trip - pick your date!

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Taeriel, Sep 4, 2010.

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RenFaire Trip - pick your date!

Poll closed Sep 14, 2010.
  1. Sept 18 or 19 - it's 2 for 1 admission discount! (I can go either of these days)

    66.7%
  2. Sept 25 or 26 - Pirates! (I can go either of these days)

    11.1%
  3. Sept 18 - I want the discount, but can only go Sat

    11.1%
  4. Sept 19 - I want the discount, but can only go Sun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Sept 25 - Pirates on Sat!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Sept 26 - Pirates on Sun!

    11.1%
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  1. Taeriel

    Taeriel Jedi Master star 5

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    There's been significant interest expressed in a trip to the RenFaire later this month for our Sept meeting. Thanks to Rob for the suggestion. There are two weekends under consideration: Sept 18 and 19 are a 2 for 1 discount while Sept 25 and 26 is a Pirate-theme weekend.

    You have 6 choices in the poll. The first two pick a generic weekend, and are for those people who prefer either discount or pirates but are flexible to go either Sat or Sun that weekend. The last 4 options are for people who have a preference for a specific day.
     
  2. Harlock415

    Harlock415 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    For those undecided on what days they want to go, the annual LOTR picnic will be in Novato on Sept 18th and San Franciso's Ocktoberfest By The Bay will be from Sept 23rd-Sept 26th
     
  3. Taeriel

    Taeriel Jedi Master star 5

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    Thanks for the info! There are lots of different activities to keep in mind for scheduling this month!
     
  4. Jedi_Tenken

    Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master star 4

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    So Sept 18th or 19th?
     
  5. irishjedimaster

    irishjedimaster Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Im down for the 19th, mainly because recent developments have made me unable to go on the 18th.
     
  6. kay_dee

    kay_dee Jedi Master star 4

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    I voted for 18th or 19th, but I don't think I can go. I've been gone every weekend and I think I need a weekend at home to keep the peace :)
     
  7. Harlock415

    Harlock415 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wel since most have voted for 18 or 19th and there is preference for the 19th it looks like the 19th wills out.
     
  8. Tatooinepadme

    Tatooinepadme Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Since it is a bit of a distance, I suggest trying to carpool. Let me know what time everyone expects to be there and we can plan to meet up for an informal meeting. The biggest thing will be deciding about a table for wondercon.
     
  9. Jedi_Tenken

    Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master star 4

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    ok 19th... what time... and err... where is this thing? ^^ I'll bring something pointy! XD (just kidding... [face_thinking] maybe... [face_whistling] )
     
  10. irishjedimaster

    irishjedimaster Jedi Youngling star 1

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    No one else is gonna say it? Alright, I guess it falls to me again.

    It's [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ekugPKqFw]this[/link]

    And [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWAb5NVALw&feature=fvw]this[/link].

    Lots and lots of these things. Also, roasted pig typically figures into it somehow, as does jousting and jester hijinks (which is like a feudal form of shenanigans).
     
  11. Jedi_Tenken

    Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master star 4

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    lolling... One thing we've never done is LARPing and I for one draw the line there. Cosplay already comes way too close to that. ^^

    Are people dressing up for this thing? I just happen to like any environment were carrying a weapon is the norm. ;)
     
  12. Harlock415

    Harlock415 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    http://www.norcalrenfaire.org/

    Since it's 2 for 1 weekend, as well as first weekend, I would suggest getting there early at 10 AM.
     
  13. Taeriel

    Taeriel Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm afraid I'm tentative for going at this point. I know I have family stuff going on this weekend and together with having been sick this week, I'm going to have to see how things are going and how I am feeling when the weekend gets here. If I don't make it, I will post my thoughts on a wondercon table in that thread.
     
  14. irishjedimaster

    irishjedimaster Jedi Youngling star 1

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    yeah, people will be dressing up, and they are very serious about it. In that way, its not really LARPing, cuz for alot of these people, this isn't roleplay. Its a way of life. Like, some of these folks actually live and travel around in troupes doing this year round.

    You could dress up, and anyone in jedi robes would actually fit in really well, the robes strongly resembling period costumes. Just leave the lightsaber at home. You dont want to be accused of witchcraft at one of these things. I used my cell phone one time, and was "arrested" and tried in an impromptu court they threw together. Im pretty sure its not legally binding in the real world, but you never know.
     
  15. Harlock415

    Harlock415 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Took a quick look at Accuweather and it's supposed to be mid 70's that day.

    Only problem with costuming is the dust that always cakes the boots or shoes by the end of the day. As it is, I will be going immediately after work so I'm probably not dressing up.
     
  16. Nebelwerfer

    Nebelwerfer Jedi Knight star 3

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    My grandpa fell and broke his hip so I might not be going to this event with you'all
     
  17. Nebelwerfer

    Nebelwerfer Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well, if i make it back home from Yuba City saturday night I'll try to go
     
  18. Harlock415

    Harlock415 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey no worries. Hope your grandpa is gonna be ok.
     
  19. Jedi_Tenken

    Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master star 4

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    Sorry to hear about your grandpa Tom. That sucks bro, hope he's okay.

    As it seems so many people are iffy I would recommend to table the meeting for another time like early October I'd say.

    Also there is a form/coupon to print out for the whole 2 for 1 thing. Otherwise they won't honor it. It's on the website. I'll go but if the two for one doesn't fly (like we have an odd number of people or something) I'll pull out. I have business in SJ anyway.

    @ Russ, leave the lightsaber at home? lol... It's like my American Express, I never leave home without it. :p
     
  20. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Tom,

    Hope your grandpa is doing okay. My mom had her hip replaced and she was able to walk just fine, without a walker, even. They do wonders with surgery today!

    I'll dress up, I have a skirt that looks kinda peasanty and a blouse that looks like it could be from that era as well. My daughter and her friends do this all the time and have great costumes. Her friends even got married at Renfaire, had a Celtic wedding ceremony 'cause a friend of theirs is an actual Celtic priest!

    Okay, no cell phone use on the site, got it. ;)

    Rob,

    I'll pm you about logistics for Sunday. Still need to know time of pickup and hope it's not too much trouble.
     
  21. Jedi_Tenken

    Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master star 4

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    I should so invest in a Shinsen Gumi kimono or/and a shinigami kimono... or even one of those black Japanese 501st kimono based of the Shinsen Gumi kimonos. I think Feudal Japan is totally under represented at these things. Not that renfair has anything thing to do with Japan but I rather wear something I like for no apparent reason other than just to be different and comfortable. ^^
     
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