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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival 2017 Wrap-Up

First off, if you met me at the Ren Fest, thank you for visiting my page! I know that it’s kind of in shambles right now, but I’m working on it as we clean up from the event and get ready for the next ones on the list.

As for the festival itself, it was an amazing time for all of us with surprisingly good weather, first weekend aside. What happened? Well, we had a brief but exciting onslaught of near-hurricane force winds and pelting rain! When we saw the jewelry boards covered in metal start to rattle and peel off the cart, we abandoned ship and hightailed it down to the main shop, Versailles Jewelers. Luckily we didn’t have to wait long until the weather calmed enough for us to go back up top and reset the chainmaille cart. That seemed to be the worst of it, as for the rest of the festival the weather was all right, if a bit hot some days. It felt like Mother Nature got it all out of her system in one afternoon!

Not much else exciting happened, but i did make good progress on my scalemaille armor. I’ll keep the blog (and my instagram) updated on its progress!

Although there was a funny moment on a chilly day. I let my hair down, which I usually have up, and a lady started petting it because she thought I was wearing a Jon Snow cloak! Admittedly, my hair is dark, wavy and there’s, like, three feet of it, so I don’t blame her, especially when I had my friend take a picture and I saw what I looked like from the back. Easy closet cosplay? I think so!

I don’t usually get the chance to take many pictures, but here’s a few:

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If you haven’t been to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, you should come! The food is good, the people are friendly, and you can always stop by the “Spoils of War” cart for a quick chainmaille lesson or to just geek out about things in general.

So, until next time, I leave you with the traditional Rennie goodbye. Sing along!

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Thank You for an Amazing Summer!

Wow, where to begin? Well, Pennsic was amazing and wonderful and, just like everyone said, felt like coming home. Brian got to fence, I met some wonderful people, and Lemony made a ton of new friends! I’m counting down the days until next year.
Of course, we couldn’t rest long, because two weeks after Pennsic is the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, which is a whole six weeks of fun and insanity for us. I had to explain to Lemony’s teachers that if she comes to school saying that she watched a war, danced with fairies or sang with pirates, that she was telling the truth.
Normal is a matter of perspective, after all.
And now Fall is upon us. I have some shows that we’ve applied to, and some other events planned that we will be vending at. I’ve also been told that there are A&S competitions that I simply must enter, so that’s in the works, too.

Here’s some shots from the Faire!
I only sell my chainmaille at the Faire. Should I make a section in the shop here for chainmaille? Let me know in the comments.

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