The Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire Official Thread: Season 05. Come one, come all!

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  1. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Ahhh, so that's why you've been in StL on the weekends lately! Were you there last year or the year before? Randy and I spent a lot of time there then. Got some good picutres too. Happy to see you there!
  2. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    Wow, thats not quite what I was expecting. The only Ren faire I have ever been to was one just north of chicago in Wisconsin because my friend worked there. Anyway, they were open pretty much every weekend for the better part of summer vacation, like end of May till the first or second weekend of August.
  3. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    This will be my first year.

    Wow, thats not quite what I was expecting. The only Ren faire I have ever been to was one just north of chicago in Wisconsin because my friend worked there. Anyway, they were open pretty much every weekend for the better part of summer vacation, like end of May till the first or second weekend of August.

    The faire north of St.Louis is The Bristol Renn Faire, a much older, larger faire that's celebrating it's 20th anniversary (or close to that). They are usually open 8 weekends, end of June through end of August. This year, however, they have decided to move it to cover Labor Day weekend, so their new dates are the weekend after 4th of July through Labor Day weekend (which conflicts with DragonCon).

    ~H~
  4. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Jurist, how far away do you live from Wentzville? From the sound of it, it seems like you live aways from here.
  5. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    I live and work in Chicago. My parents (yeah! free room and board) live in Defiance.

    I won't be able to make it to all the rehearsals, but I'll be there for most.

    ~H~
  6. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Yeah we've been trying to get her here for one of our meetings. ;)
  7. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Hey, were you at the meeting today Jurist?
  8. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    How's the costumes and characters coming Ren Fairers?
  9. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Hey, were you at the meeting today Jurist?

    Sorry I'm just getting around to this thread... No, I wasn't at the meeting. I got very ill on the way into town (including a short ER visit), so I was curled up in bed at my folk's place Saturday and Sunday. I will be there this weekend (unless further calamity strikes).

    I finally have approval for my character, I'll be playing Louise de Bourbon-Montpensier. As for costume, I have most of my underpinnings done, need to have final approval of my fabric from the garb goddesses.

    ~H~
  10. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Yikes! Hope you are OK Jurist! :)

    I wasn't there this weekend because I marched in the STL St. Patricks Day Parade. In garb for Faire. ;)
  11. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    I don't know if any of you have ever seen the music video running around the net called "YATTA!". Anyway, some friends of mine are planning on getting a tape player and running around ren faire for a day in Happatai costume, dancing to Yatta. They may or may not even let us in, but if they do that would be quite fun.
  12. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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  13. dudeman Jedi Knight

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    hey guys, guess what. i am gonna be a rickshaw driver at the faire! i have a friend from youthgroup who does it every year and this year she is going to be a pickle wench and she told me that she could get me a job as rickshaw driver so i will be doing it as long is it goes ok w/ my parents. im looking forward to it so much! maybe some of you guys will have to look for me and get a ride.
  14. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    This faire is going to rule!!
  15. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Alright!! The pickle wench? I remember a guy last year that sold pickles.. He was very popular, some thought he was hilarious! Are you going to be coming to any of the meetings and such dudeman?

    This year at Faire is definitely going to be a blast.
  16. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    For those that would like to see the Renn Faire folks in action a few weeks early, the cast of the Faire will be at the Garden Expo and Festival of the Arts at O?Fallon Civic Park. More info here.

    ~H~


  17. dudeman Jedi Knight

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    no, i dont think i will be at the meetings
  18. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Beat me to it Jurist!!

    Yeah, the Chess Match will be held this weekend, so if you want to see the main scenario this year at Faire, we will be showing it off Saturday! BTW, the fight I am in is in the match, I have been working very hard on it. Most of my Sundays have been working on this one part... ;) I think me and my sparring partner have this fight down. :D

    But yeah, it goes from 8 (at least for Rennies) to 4, so you have plenty of time to come during the day.

    BTW, for all Rennies here, all costumes and such are due this day, and it is mandatory for all cast members to come to this. ;)

    Jurist, one of these days I'm gonna have to introduce myself to you at one of these meetings... :) Like driving from Chicago to Wentzville? ;)
  19. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Well, the storm blowing through did lots of damage to the Ren Faire site, and it must have LOTS more damage from the storm that just blew past. I'll check with Doug and see how the site is doing after today. Remember, it is RAIN OR SHINE!! At least for me it is.

    I hope you are all able to come this weekend! If not, there is one more weekend after this one. Plus, there's 3 days this weekend, that means Monday we are putting on the show too. ;)
  20. Darth_Athena Jedi Master

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    Yay for hitting it up last weekend. :)
  21. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Well I went to the Faire yesterday. Managed to run into JCF and DarthJurist. I got a picture of me and JCF in his tights. =D= Nice legs, lol. I'll have to post some of them soon.

    I was too poor to buy anything, but some awesome stuff caught my eye, particularly boots and this awesome headdress. One day, one day. Reminds me, JCF could you grab me the contact info from the Ren Boots people? I heard they had some nice boots pretty cheap, but I never made it back there.

    I watched the duel on the horses. It was neat, you could tell it was a bit coreographed (sp?) with the weapon losses, but still an all around good time. One of the guys did a hand stand on his horse which was really funny. They they did rock paper sissors to see who won the battle.

    Unfortunately I missed the big chess game. Randy was getting tired and cranky (just like a little kid ;) ) so we decided to head on back. Hopefully next year we'll spend a little more time there.

    I did wear my pirate costume at the Faire, and was put to shame by everyone else's gettups. It was so damn hot in that too, don't know how everyone else managed with those big dresses and the like. I have a new costume planned for next year. If only I had the time, I'd love to volunteer to work it.

    Sorry about the novel.
  22. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Well, I'm home early. I got back around 5:30 today. You know why? Storms of course. Do you know how scary it is to see the skies like they were, and trying to get the cast members and patrons out of the park, and then the tornado sirens go off? I was scared to death, but I did my job. I got everyone out safely. :D

    Dajuan, I'm glad that you enjoyed the Faire! It sucks you weren't able to make the chess match, but I kind of figured once that I didn't see you at the match that Randy wanted to go home and dragged you kicking and screaming out of the park. Correct? ;) I did pretty good in the match. Had to escort someone out of it though after my fight ended because someone got injured. All in all, it was a good day, we almost broke opening day attendance records! Awesome!

    Nice legs, lol. I'll have to post some of them soon.

    Well, thank you. :cool: Dead sexy, aren't they? LOL! [face_laugh]

    We're men....We're men in tights. TIGHT tights.
    Yes, that's our little joke at faire with whoever has to wear tights. ;)

    Well, your costume was kick butt Dajuan! I know I couldn't make anything like that, one, because I am a tad bit poor (they don't pay us enough at Faire. ;) ) and two, I don't think I have any talent in that field. I can't wait for those pics to come up on the site! My parents were there the same time as you were, and I told them that you were coming in Sparrow garb, but they didn't see you. My mom and sisters are big PotC fans (mostly my sis likes Depp and Bloom, typical. ;) ), and they wanted to see how your costume looked. That's what the net is for, right? ;)

    I will try to get the contact number for the boot shop. Is it called Ren Faire Boots? I'll try to stop by there tomorrow, if I have the time. I'll get the contact # to you before Faire is over though.

    Well, only one more day of this nonesense, and then I get a 4-day break. My feet are just killing me. I must have ran across site today when the storm hit maybe 3 times, from pirate ship to front gate, just trying to get the partons evacuated and the cast members in a safe spot. I haven't been that scared in a while, trying to get people out of site when reports of hail were coming in and tornado sirens were going off. I'm beat, but I did my job. :)
  23. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    Wow JCF, I don't think I have ever seen a post with that many smileys :)
  24. Jedi_Commander_Faofa Force Ghost

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    Hehe.. I usually don't have all that long of posts either.
  25. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Still a good story. You're a hero JCF!

    BTW thinking of joining the Faire next year. Does every "part" require you to train every weekend like you had to? I'm just looking to hang out and hand out stuff or whatever. Nothing special. Thinking about a gypsy costume, they seems to wear less clothes and be cooler.
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