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The LGBTQIA+ Community at Faire

Fair has been a safe and including space for me, my chosen family. There are always smiles and hugs. I choose to ignore the haters and surround myself with loving people at fair. Be yourself, love yourself.” Linda Chute (Queen Mab) Pride isn’t limited to one month a year. It’s something the LGBTQIA+ community at […]

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Community Spotlight: The Fairy Co.

Come away, O human child!To the waters and the wildWith a faery, hand in hand,For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. W.B. Yeats “The Stolen Child You may see them around the faire, flitting back and forth with wings made of sunlight and dreams. You may encounter them with crowns of […]

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Historically Inaccurate

We’ve all seen the Big Bang episode where perpetually nitpicky Sheldon Cooper bemoans the inaccuracies of their local faire, completely missing the point of going in the first place. While Sheldon is an exaggeration of the accuracy geek, he isn’t off by much. There is a debate perpetually happening in the Renaissance Festival community over […]

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The Renaissance Outside Europe – Africa

Hailed as the cradle of human-kind, Africa’s history is one of unparalleled distinction. We tend to think of this continent as a singular entity when in reality Africa has 54 countries and is a diverse tapestry of culture, civilization, and development. Over 3,000 indigenous peoples are living there with over 2,000 different languages spoken today. […]

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