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Offline LadyJessica

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2014, 02:16:34 PM »
Ironically, our garb is best suited to the first few weekends of Sherwood, but my wife is a cold wussy and hates camping in the cold. Soon we shall have a camper, and she won't know what to do with herself  ;)

If y'all get an RV I may have to come and snuggle with the two of you...just saying...  ;)
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 11:18:52 PM »
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I started out at TRF 25 years ago, and fell in love with the old magic the place had. I had never even KNOWN something like that existed (I grew up in SE Alaska, not exactly a prime spot for renaissance faires), but had always fantasized about a place where one could step out of the "real world" and be something from a fantasy novel or legend for a while. It was a part of the dreams of an innocent youth that I am desperately trying to reclaim for reasons I won't get into here, but the BTDT folks know why. Some of the things I loved about faire back then was the ability to stop being me, to put aside the real-world responsibilities, duties, stresses, etc. and- dorky as it may sound- be one of the characters I had played in P&P games since the very early 80s. I wanted to walk into the village and pretend it was just what it appeared to be- a market village where folks from all over gathered, and Merlin himself opened the very veil of time to allow folks from other eras and worlds to come visit. I also remember a place called the Drunkyn Dragon, behind which we all camped as participants (barbarians) and where I spent hours marveling at the model castles James Martin was building (and spent serious money for someone my age on parts to build my own). I remember the chariot races and the joust, the Battle Mound, the crane in the Industrial area that built stone walls to show the youth how it was done, and Chris Poor as the master smith in a shop laden with accurate and museum-quality weapons.

While there is no Drunkyn Dragon (working on fixing that, as I am in negotiations to buy ALL of James' molds, parts, material, etc. from the guy who now owns them... more on that on FB for those who have it), chariot races nor crane (also want to fix that :D ), Sherwood still holds that magic for me. It is a much-needed cathartic break from the accumulated stress, nightmares and emotional scars I have picked up in the past quarter century. I walk through those gates and it's like being back at TRF circa '89, though my knees are less functional and my wallet a good deal fatter  ;) I have obligations and duties to a family which preclude me from making it every weekend- hell, rarely more than one weekend a season lately- but that doesn't change the fact that I WILL be there. Opening weekend is our first of possibly three weekends to go out, and I am going to grab every bit of that old-faire magic I can get.
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2014, 11:05:42 AM »
It is 66 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes

until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM (Austin time)

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2014, 02:08:56 PM »
Beandan, I totally understand.  Over the last few seasons at Sherwood I've made some of the best friends I've had.  I walk through those camping gates and it feels like home.  When I go to TRF it is so big now and there are so many people that I miss a lot of my friends.  At Sherwood I know that I'll see them at some time or other, either in faire or in the campgrounds.  When I go into Sherwood I have my normal rounds that I make to visit my friends who are vendors, and that are on cast.  Going to the gatherings off-season really makes the experience even more enjoyable.  We work, commune, dance, drum and eat (and of course drink) together.  There is a huge sense of community at Sherwood.  There is a gathering this weekend and then the New Years party. 
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2014, 07:25:41 PM »
Concur with Crimson.  My wife and I have been able to come several times since the 2nd year.  This year ('14) we were actually able to do the FoF, camp and made almost every weekend. The feel of Sherwood is so much different than SRF or TRF.  It's so much easier to just strike up a conversation with vendors, patrons or even the cast. And even in the campgrounds everyone is friendly.  We get the same feeling at the Celtic Fest also.  It's that comfortable, easy feeling that we get when we come to Sherwood. Happy people that we feel like we share a kindred spirit.  Even when you don't really know anyone yet...something we are planning on working on this coming year by trying to get to gatherings.  My work has stopped us from coming to the gatherings this year, but next year is looking a lot better.  Possible we may be able to make the New Year's event.

We can't wait for SWFF!  :D

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2014, 01:10:02 AM »
Sherwood is by far my favorite faire as well.  Usually, I am only able to make it out to opening weekend.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again real soon.
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2014, 10:51:00 AM »
It is 65 days, 1 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds

until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM (Austin time)

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2014, 06:11:33 PM »
We have our camping spot staked out... Hampton Inn, Bastrop... Opening weekend!
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2014, 11:52:08 AM »
It is 52 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes
until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM (Austin time)

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2014, 11:54:49 AM »
We have our camping spot staked out... Hampton Inn, Bastrop... Opening weekend!

Hows the walk-about at the Hampton?  Do you take Loki to your neighbors while sitting around their campfire?
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2014, 06:53:13 AM »
Nah! We sit in the whirlpool!  ;D
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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2014, 10:23:38 AM »
It is 51 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes
until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM (Austin time)

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2014, 09:02:27 PM »
My SWFF 2015 countdown ends on Jan 15, when I start checking in Participants into their campgrounds and greeting the clans setting up their camps for the season.

Remember, Friends of Faire who camp in the General Campgrounds may also setup their camps for the season. Just make sure you post a sign stating your FoF status on your tent or trailer clearly visible.

Remember that Vendors will start their move-ins on Jan. 16th, so please stay out of the Faire area unless attending a sanctioned event (it's a Gathering weekend, so standard schedule at The Trip). No wandering around the area unless working on preparations for the season. Harriett will be at The Trip Saturday morning with the work list. We need folks with chainsaws (and know how to safely use them).



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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2015, 02:05:31 PM »
It is 32 days, 19 hours, 54 minutes
until Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00:00 AM (Austin time)

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Re: SWFF 2015 Countdown
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2015, 06:08:32 AM »
Does anyone know if the Sunday special ticket prices (from 10am-12 noon) are still going to be done this year?
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