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See you on Saturday
« on: Sep 20, 08, 08:39:11 pm CDT »

I should be there next weekend 9/27 with a few other random bristolians. Just staying the one day. Driving in Friday, driving out Sunday.
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 08, 08:47:58 pm CDT »

I'll be out with my crew as well. It's pirate weekend! We won't be out til Sunday though. Gotta make stuff for people on Saturday at the shop. Have fun!
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 08, 08:50:46 pm CDT »

so you will be at the shop saturday, and shop is on grounds aye?
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #3 on: Sep 20, 08, 09:02:03 pm CDT »

Nope.. I have an actual store in Miamisburg Ohio, about 40 minutes from the faire. I don't have a booth out there. You'll see why on Saturday. :D
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #4 on: Sep 20, 08, 09:27:01 pm CDT »

ummm,  . . . . does it involve the protests?
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #5 on: Sep 20, 08, 10:17:39 pm CDT »

I'm going to be honest here. I love my home faire. I have some wonderful friends out there and I've had great times over the years. However, it's not what it once promised to be. The budget for entertainment is cut every year. The cast was once 120+, it's now 40. All food booths are owned/operated by the faire. There is little variety and the quality isn't exactly on par with Bristol. There is little creativity or money put into the various vendor owned booths. The site is rather lackluster and there is no shade. The participants all try REALLY hard, but they only have so much to work with. Oh, and the guilds are frowned upon. And there are fewer patrons each year. And the gate price goes up every year.
The protest isn't really having an effect on the faire, more the faire management and the budget cuts and the gate price has caused the protest.

It is not a BAD faire, it is simply a struggling one and I think the management has taken the wrong stance on several of these issues and made them worse. Until the festival can resolve their problems, or at least improve them, I'd not want to have a booth there. It's too risky and I'm too busy in my shop. :)

On the plus side, I do think you'll have a good time. I wish I could help you with the gate price. I believe there are coupons at Krogers for $3 off each ticket.

Not to miss are Bob Ford and the Ragamuffins (Music), Naughty Navels (Belly Dancers), and the Pirate Stunt Show (Comedy Cast Show). The chess match (Also cast) might be good too, haven't seen this year's offering. We also have New Minstrel Revue, Washing Well Wenches, the Swordsmen. Avoid Toga Party, unless you really like stupid, crude, offensive humor. 

For shopping: Blonde Swan (hats), Pirates Treasure (import swords) & Journeyman Leather (Leather doublets and goods), Legacy Forge (hand forged swords - tell the guys I sent you), Viking Horde (wood mugs, furry stuff), Malachite Dragon (glorious pricey jewelry).

Best pub: The Aleing Knight.
Best food: turkey/club (and other flavor) wraps (front gate, turn right, about 10 booths down). Pretty much everything else is fried and/or gross.
There are no flushies, but patrons have the use of shit trailers with AC instead of the BBOD (Blue box of death).
The site was banged up by Ike last weekend, so I'm not sure if there will be some issues because of it.


ummm,  . . . . does it involve the protests?
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #6 on: Sep 20, 08, 10:43:55 pm CDT »

Devlyn ... good answer...  thanks for the insight.

Legacy Forge...  nice steel...
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #7 on: Sep 21, 08, 12:04:22 am CDT »

Yes Thx Dev, this gives me more insight about the protest.  That google ad was the first I had heard of that - caught me by surprise.

Maybe they'll get new management one day.  Is it for sale?  I'm looking for investment ops  :laugh:
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #8 on: Sep 21, 08, 02:16:42 am CDT »

I was there once 5 or so years ago, as Green Lantern. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but there is no place like home. Minnesota is the only other major faire I have been to and I think they are both good faires, but again, MN is nothing like home. I would like to say I hope you finish early because it would be a Joy to see you again Dev.


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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #9 on: Sep 21, 08, 06:02:21 am CDT »

Yes it is nice. They carry Starfire's line of swords as well as making many of their own and/or customizing other blades. I was drooling over Paul's pattern welded Damascus the last time I was there.

Devlyn ... good answer...  thanks for the insight.

Legacy Forge...  nice steel...
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 08, 06:04:46 am CDT »

I just heard about the protest a couple weeks ago myself. Like I said, I only know one side of the story, but it is troubling.
As far as selling the faire? I'm not sure if the owner would, though I know a lot of folks would like to see new blood at the helm. Only one way to know for sure. :)

Yes Thx Dev, this gives me more insight about the protest.  That google ad was the first I had heard of that - caught me by surprise.

Maybe they'll get new management one day.  Is it for sale?  I'm looking for investment ops  :laugh:
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #11 on: Sep 21, 08, 06:10:07 am CDT »

It would be nice to see you and the Bristol crew as well. I'm rather behind right now, though, so can't really justify taking any time off to go play and I don't drive so it'll be Sunday only unless there's a general consensus to go out Saturday.

Where are you staying? Most people end up staying by the Dayton Mall because there's a bazillion hotels/restaurants there (which is only about 5 minutes from me). If you are staying there and like sushi, check out Kai Sushi Cafe right off the highway. It's my favorite sushi place! (and I've been to dozens) :D

I'd offer crash space but I've already got someone crashing here on the weekends.

I was there once 5 or so years ago, as Green Lantern. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but there is no place like home. Minnesota is the only other major faire I have been to and I think they are both good faires, but again, MN is nothing like home. I would like to say I hope you finish early because it would be a Joy to see you again Dev.



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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #12 on: Sep 21, 08, 10:30:26 am CDT »

The guy spearheading it found a holiday Inn for 86. I am not sure if thats what we will stick with as not all plans are finalized. Its not the rogues I am going with, just a  few random people that are getting together for the mission. If i had the money and advance planning I would be there both days, tho i still remember with pain the drive home sunday ater close of faire. I hate how the earth flexes at night making the drive home so much longer ;)

If you do decide to go let me know, worst case scenario you still have my cell #?
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Re: See you on Saturday
« Reply #13 on: Sep 26, 08, 08:05:03 pm CDT »

Damn!

I'd be there this weekend but I have to work Saturday and we have other things scheduled for Sunday. Then again, that is how things have been all season long. Hopefully, we will be there sometime next weekend as it is the weekend of the Viking Invasion.
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