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Title: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on January 30, 2012, 10:59:14 AM
Is anyone getting ready for opening weekend yet?   Any plans, plots, or ploys brewing?  Can we get a countdown???   ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on January 31, 2012, 11:38:31 AM
well for the first time since i started attending Garf I won't be going this spring i'll be in Peru
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on February 01, 2012, 11:34:16 AM
Got to admit... a trip to Peru would trump GARF for me too!  You will be missed!  But have fun and post pics and stories!!!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on February 01, 2012, 11:40:37 AM
this is a big trip and a once in a lifetime oppertunity for me so I'm going to miss Garf but lots of pics and lots of updates an stories
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Lady Catherine on February 04, 2012, 04:54:24 PM
lady Christina, I doubt i will either!  :( Job loss trumps all!    Oh well, next year!!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: fairieimp on February 07, 2012, 09:29:10 AM
Seems like we'll be missing people!  :-\ (Jealous of your trip to Peru, Lady Christina! Stick me in your suitcase? I can fit!)

Doubt I'm working this year, but hopefully my boy and I will be visiting as patrons (it would be his first time at our lovely faire as a patron, so I'm definitely looking forward to showing him around!).

Anyone started a countdown to opening weekend yet?  :)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on February 07, 2012, 12:27:27 PM
i haven't seen a count down until opening gates yet i'll be back for 2013 ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on February 07, 2012, 01:22:48 PM
Well I will miss seeing everyone.  I hope to attend twice this year... but never fear my loves!  I will raise a pint for all of you!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on February 09, 2012, 08:22:11 AM
It is our intent to be there on opening day, but we're experiencing something new with the youngest now enrolled in softball, so we may be a little late on the first day, or arrive on the second.........schedule dependent. ??? ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on February 09, 2012, 09:22:46 AM
Good to know you will try to be there WM!   I will be certain to look for you and your brood!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Lady Christina de Pond on February 09, 2012, 09:26:41 AM
i'm going to miss Garf and all of yall but i'm taking some of my costume with me to Peru if i find the oppertunity to wear it i will
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on February 09, 2012, 09:29:05 AM
Well of course you should!   That great hat will keep the sun off!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on February 28, 2012, 11:07:46 AM
Count down initiated:

http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/fullscreen.html?mode=a&year=2012&month=4&day=14&hour=10&min=00&sec=00&p0=2121
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on February 29, 2012, 07:34:36 AM
Holy Smoke!    45 days!   I needs must get crackin!      Thank you kindly WM!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: JCadden on March 12, 2012, 11:21:55 AM
Won't make opening weekend but we will be there at some point. I missed it last year and even if I have to crawl I will be there this year. ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Hibernian on March 12, 2012, 11:25:07 PM
As the schedule stands now, my wife and I shall be visiting during the opening weekend. Looking forward to adding a new shire to our list and I understand there may be some familiar faces to those of us from Fairhaven of Carolina.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on March 13, 2012, 07:08:00 AM
As the schedule stands now, my wife and I shall be visiting during the opening weekend. Looking forward to adding a new shire to our list and I understand there may be some familiar faces to those of us from Fairhaven of Carolina.

Hey, that's the same weekend we're coming up from Florida! I'll make a point to try to say hi, since we'll be at Fairhaven for Rendezvous.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: fairieimp on March 13, 2012, 08:52:54 AM
32 days!  :o  :D

I've got a craving for some Peacock Room Tea... (doesn't help that they posted about it on FB yesterday....).
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 13, 2012, 07:54:10 PM
As the schedule stands now, my wife and I shall be visiting during the opening weekend. Looking forward to adding a new shire to our list and I understand there may be some familiar faces to those of us from Fairhaven of Carolina.

Hey, that's the same weekend we're coming up from Florida! I'll make a point to try to say hi, since we'll be at Fairhaven for Rendezvous.
Well, now Iain... we'll get a chance to meet you at RenDezvous!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on March 14, 2012, 05:44:04 AM
As the schedule stands now, my wife and I shall be visiting during the opening weekend. Looking forward to adding a new shire to our list and I understand there may be some familiar faces to those of us from Fairhaven of Carolina.

Hey, that's the same weekend we're coming up from Florida! I'll make a point to try to say hi, since we'll be at Fairhaven for Rendezvous.
Well, now Iain... we'll get a chance to meet you at RenDezvous!

About time! I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on March 14, 2012, 07:08:30 AM
Looks like opening weekend is shaping up to be a grand ole time!   I am so looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Hibernian on March 15, 2012, 11:59:57 AM
As the schedule stands now, my wife and I shall be visiting during the opening weekend. Looking forward to adding a new shire to our list and I understand there may be some familiar faces to those of us from Fairhaven of Carolina.

Hey, that's the same weekend we're coming up from Florida! I'll make a point to try to say hi, since we'll be at Fairhaven for Rendezvous.

Excellent! Several Carolinians will be there, so you'll recognize some faces when you arrive at Fairhaven in the fall.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: bittersweetheart on March 15, 2012, 08:13:01 PM
30 days to go. I think. :) Totally stoked. :)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on March 16, 2012, 01:05:57 PM
28 days, 19 hours and 55 minutes to Cannon!   Dang I need to stitch!     
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Hibernian on March 26, 2012, 08:13:40 PM
Does GARF serve Guinness?
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on March 27, 2012, 11:56:26 AM
I don't recall drinking Guinness there in the past.    Oh what a scary thought
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 27, 2012, 03:20:52 PM
I suppose my question would be, do you remember anything from your past visits there? I'm told that Georgians can be relentless party animals!  8)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on March 28, 2012, 09:55:53 AM
Master Merlin you make a very very good point.   Hmmmm..   I must confess Brother Tim..  "there might have been drinking involved"
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Hibernian on March 28, 2012, 05:22:10 PM
thats fine, I'll bring the portable confessional.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 28, 2012, 06:07:43 PM
Be sure to bring some altar wine for Amy...it might make the confession more interesting...  ;)   (I'll go a way...I'm in the wrong state  :P)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 02, 2012, 03:18:41 PM
11 Days, 17 hours, 41 minutes.   Is anyone else getting fidgity?
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 03, 2012, 05:19:15 AM
I don't have a single thing to wear!!!!!    AAAAArrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!   :P
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 03, 2012, 06:45:47 AM
Just wear the eye patch!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 03, 2012, 06:50:28 AM
Hmmmm. I find that most people who would choose to wear only an eyepatch cause me to wish I was wearing two eyepatches. No reflection on Warrior Monk, just sayin' ...
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 03, 2012, 10:21:28 AM
Just wear the eye patch!

LOL!!!  ;)


Hmmmm. I find that most people who would choose to wear only an eyepatch cause me to wish I was wearing two eyepatches. No reflection on Warrior Monk, just sayin' ...

You're safe in this regard Brother, as I may have to attend a softball game prior, and have no desire to spend time behind bars!!!!  :P
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 04, 2012, 01:23:24 PM
OK Gentlemen... I soooo did NOT go there, but .... ummmm...  now I did.      ;)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 04, 2012, 02:03:46 PM
OK Gentlemen... I soooo did NOT go there, but .... ummmm...  now I did.      ;)

(Aside to Warrior Monk: Gentlemen? Who's she calling Gentlemen?)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 05, 2012, 10:42:03 AM
We need a "Like" button.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: fairieimp on April 05, 2012, 10:22:27 PM
We need a "Like" button.

agreed. :)

It's SO close! Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to re-dye a skirt? I need it to be black. It's very faded. I really have no idea how to go about dying it...  ??? :/
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: SirBruce_TheTemplar on April 06, 2012, 02:41:39 AM
I will not be there for opening weekend, however I will be traveling down from Michigan for the faire on May 5th to see the GARF for the first time, and also to see The Zucchini Brothers one last time!

 Can't wait to see you all there! Hope some of you can make the travel up to Holly in MI later this year!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 06, 2012, 10:10:41 AM
Hey Fairieimp!      Black is a pain but easy to fix.   If I have cotton clothes or anything black that fades like your skirt might have I just freshen it up with a box of black RIT dye from the grocery/craft/fabric store.   It is not really permanent and will fade again over time, but it is cheap, quick and easy and can be done in your washing machine which makes for NO clean up!   Just run a hot soapy load after the dye job and you will be fine.  Run your cold rinse cycle twice is the only thing I add to the directions on the box.  And don't overstuff  the machine if you decide to do a couple pieces at once.   I am an early 80s baby so we used to over dye jeans this way all the time
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 06, 2012, 03:09:18 PM
So, since I don't think my wife and I know anyone at GARF, is there a meet-and-greet or anything else on opening day that would facilitate us meeting some folks?
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 06, 2012, 04:02:17 PM
Well the M'Cracks will be there for the opening weekend and they do tailgate in the parking lot prior to cannon.  Look for Hibernian's Irish Flag flying.  Then we will be at Brewers Pub at 3:00 for the Cheiftains Toast so you will catch lots of familiar folks there.    You might be hard to spot for folks like me who will be looking for a lifesized..... umm.....  "muppet"?
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 06, 2012, 04:12:08 PM
Sorry, my avatar is my plush toy. My marketing people took a bit of liberty with that one, but it's pretty accurate. My action figure is much more accurate.

If we'd be welcome at the McCrack tailgate -- and I can't imagine those fine and welcoming folks saying no -- I'll be there in a black doublet, white shirt and either a clergy (blue, white and black) kilt or a Munro black-and-red (Red, black and a tiny bit of white) kilt, with black boots. Not sure what my wife will be wearing. Something lovely, I'm sure. (Still working on her blue Tudor gown -- hope to complete it by Rendezvous.)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: fairieimp on April 06, 2012, 07:22:52 PM
Hey Fairieimp!      Black is a pain but easy to fix.   If I have cotton clothes or anything black that fades like your skirt might have I just freshen it up with a box of black RIT dye from the grocery/craft/fabric store.   It is not really permanent and will fade again over time, but it is cheap, quick and easy and can be done in your washing machine which makes for NO clean up!   Just run a hot soapy load after the dye job and you will be fine.  Run your cold rinse cycle twice is the only thing I add to the directions on the box.  And don't overstuff  the machine if you decide to do a couple pieces at once.   I am an early 80s baby so we used to over dye jeans this way all the time

THANK YOU!
It's just the skirt that needs to be done. It's one of those giant 25 yarders from the Royal Clothier at the front gate (my favorite skirt TBH; I wear it all the time!).

Minor aggravation with work. It seems that schools do not understand the importance of GARF opening day and did not schedule their proms accordingly, and since most of my coworkers are high school seniors, I will not get to stay for the entirety of the festival that day.  >:( Not pleased.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 07, 2012, 03:26:02 PM
Thank you Ian,  You know the M'Cracks will gladly absorb you and so many are R/F members...

Fairieimp - I really hope the dye works well on your favorite skirt and be sure to look for me to say hello!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: SirBruce_TheTemplar on April 08, 2012, 02:31:42 AM
Who are the M'Cracks? I'll be down in Georgia for the faire on the 5th of May and am looking for some people to connect with in the event I go alone.

 (I'll be coming from Michigan)
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 09, 2012, 06:36:30 AM
Hmmm.. How to describe the M'Cracks.  They are a social group that was originally formed in TX with the purpose of enjoying friends and fellowhship in the RennFaire environment.   It's main purpurse is to make the experience more fun and so that no matter where you visit or travel, you have friends and family waiting for you.      We all have a M'Crack name and a local "cheif".......and...  sometimes....  there could be Guinness involved!  

There is a M'Crack forum page in Squires Tavern I believe.    Sir Bruce...I can't imagine where in Georgia you wouldn't fit in?   A Scotsman AND a Templar.  You have hit the two best types of men!  ( assuming your "Bruce" in it's historical context)   I go alone to some these events too but am never truly alone.    OH and there is a very large contingent of M'Cracks in MI!!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 09, 2012, 09:35:54 AM
Sir Bruce...I can't imagine where in Georgia you wouldn't fit in?   A Scotsman AND a Templar.  You have hit the two best types of me(a)n!  I go alone to some these events too but am never truly alone.   

Yes Brother, there will be a few Warrior Monks in attendance throughout the season. Opening day carries promises of belonging to the Brethren of the Hospital. (I'll don the black to give increased numbers to them, as they always seem to be more prevelant) (I was and am still tempted to wear the habit from Fishers last year........damn it........what to wear, what to wear????)

Do you have photos of your persona? If so, please visit us in the Following Orders thread!  ;D

And the Lady Amy is never alone......I've seen Kings and Queens flock to her presence at GARF on more than one occasion! (Yup...got photos!)


And yes, the eye patch is coming. Even with it on, I'll still see twice as much as a "dane" who stolls aimlessly about the grounds....
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 09, 2012, 10:24:36 AM
Kind Brother you flatter!   But nice to hear since Warrior Monks tell the truth in all things no matter the outcome right?
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 09, 2012, 10:27:40 AM
If it keeps the Orders in the good graces of others.....absolutely.  ;D ;) :P
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: SirBruce_TheTemplar on April 09, 2012, 12:25:00 PM
 Yes WM, I have pictures up from the previous years Renaissance Festival when my costume was in it's beginnings, but now I have invested somewhere around nine hundred dollars into it and it will be much nicer, while however much warmer, I'm now realizing why I see all of the armoured men standing in the shade most of the time while I am at the festival.

 As for my character, I do not have his humble beginnings mapped out yet, but hopefully in due time I shall.

 And yes Amy, I am a Scottsman AND and Irishman by birth, as my last name is McFadden.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 09, 2012, 12:36:48 PM
SirBruce you must lead a charmed life indeed!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 09, 2012, 01:09:21 PM
Yes WM, I have pictures up from the previous years Renaissance Festival when my costume was in it's beginnings, but now I have invested somewhere around nine hundred dollars into it and it will be much nicer, while however much warmer, I'm now realizing why I see all of the armoured men standing in the shade most of the time while I am at the festival.

 

Where Brother, where? Inquiring minds would like to see.....
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: SirBruce_TheTemplar on April 09, 2012, 11:26:21 PM
(https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/320220_10150279219985667_501800666_8189166_1698270706_a.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/321653_10150279228470667_501800666_8189256_1088278971_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314576_10150279217985667_501800666_8189158_746742463_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314743_10150279218445667_501800666_8189161_899745568_n.jpg)

 This was from last year.

 I've added about nine hundred dollars worth of items and hopefully can get pictures up soon of the new stuff.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: bittersweetheart on April 10, 2012, 12:35:04 AM
5 days until opening day. Totally stoked. We won't be attending faire until Sunday, though. Looking forward to wearing my new bodice, which should be here in a few days. :) Hope all is well out there.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on April 10, 2012, 09:49:39 AM

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/321653_10150279228470667_501800666_8189256_1088278971_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314743_10150279218445667_501800666_8189161_899745568_n.jpg)


Huzzah! And great start! Looking forward to seeing these newly purchased additions.  ;D
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 10, 2012, 01:31:55 PM
I love the previews!   Counting the minutes and the pearls still left to go!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 11, 2012, 06:05:31 AM
(http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/iain_robb/iain-and-julie.jpg)

This is what my wife and I look like. I'll be in a black doublet instead of the red. The red one is heavy wool and too warm; my black one is cotton. But I'll likely wear the same kilt on Saturday.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 11, 2012, 01:10:45 PM
A handsome couple indeed!  I will be sure to speak up as soon as I find you!     I hope to be wearing the new grey/blue Italian 1400s gown..  If the elves would just leave the shoemaker alone and come finish it!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 11, 2012, 04:19:46 PM
Wow, Iain! You look just like your avatar!  :D
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 11, 2012, 06:06:45 PM
I have got to tell you the real story about my avatar, I guess.

I'm an editor, and we had two young women right out of college interning with us as writers for a summer. Over the course of that summer they went to the France section of Epcot at Disneyworld, which at the time had a lot of artwork relating to Vincent Van Gogh. And they found a Van Gogh plush toy. One ear is even attached with Velcro, so you can take it off if you want.

They bought it and brought to me, smiling and telling me they thought it looked just like me.

I looked at it and said, "He's frowning and looks angry."

"Yes!" they replied with glee.

I'm still not sure how I'm supposed to take that ...
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: iain robb on April 12, 2012, 07:34:54 PM
Well, we're all packed up and almost ready to leave in the morning for the drive to Georgia.

Saturday I'll be in the Munro black-and-red kilt, and my wife will be in a Scottish dress with a red top and a gray-and-red tartan skirt.

See you soon!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Lairde Guardn on April 12, 2012, 09:57:44 PM
For anyone going to be there for opening weekend, A few members of the Clan M'Crack are hosting a Meet and Greet on Friday nite for all Rogues, Wenches, Pirates, Bards, RFers, RFCers, Otters and whoever else would like to attend and share a few stories and smiles the nite before faire opens.    We will be having this event at the Irish Bred Pub, 1155 Virginia Avenue, Suite A, Hapeville, Georgia 30354, (404) 765-0280 ....Less than 10 miles from the Faire Site (Or so I am told)  http://www.irishbredhapeville.com/  This will be Friday nite 13 April at 7 PM until......
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: fairieimp on April 15, 2012, 09:44:05 PM
I seriously think that I managed to miss seeing everyone but the Admiral, (who I managed to see four times, and sincerely believe was somehow anticipating where I would go next).  :-\
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: amy on April 16, 2012, 10:51:48 AM
Honey!  I was all over the faire both days in a green velvet print... and I swear I never found you once!   I tried truly!   
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: SirBruce_TheTemplar on April 16, 2012, 05:25:32 PM
Just posted a video of my updated Templar Outfit!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLczeiRWs4s&feature=youtu.be

 Can't wait to see everybody in GA!
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: BamaWoodsman on April 27, 2012, 06:21:21 PM
I am extremely late getting to the forum this year for GaRF.  My wife and I will be working at Crimson Chain Leatherworks for the month of May. And then we'll be making a move out to Dallas, TX.   If you're at the faire be sure to stop by and say hello.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: fairieimp on April 29, 2012, 02:01:36 PM
Maybe I'll get my tax refund and be able to come to faire again (Bama, I'll be visiting Crimson Chain; I NEED A LEATHER CORSET!). Hopefully I'll be able to take the boy and his dad (and maybe his mom) to faire on May 12. They'll be down for my college graduation on May 11! :D I'm SO excited about it... I have WAY too much to do until then though. Paper revision and three finals all due before May 3. :O
/gets back to work.
Title: Re: Looking forward to 2012
Post by: Pat McGroin on June 03, 2012, 10:47:49 PM
 The Bayou Scoundrels and I spent the last weekend here at faire and I might say......what a beautiful Faire you all have up here. Met alot of wonderful people, caught some shows and had some great food. I can't speak for the rest of the crew but I can't wait till next year to come back!!

  Thank You GARF for a wonderful weekend.

 Pat McGroin