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Title: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on March 05, 2013, 06:02:17 PM
Mark your calendars!  12, 13, and 14 Oct 2013 are the dates everyone is invited to the lanes of Canterbury for this year's RenDezVous!

We will post a hotel as soon as it is settled.  Likewise, we will post other things as they become known (ticket prices, gatherings, etc.).

In the meantime, please post to this thread of you are planning to come.  Also, feel free to offer any fun thing you would like to do this year.  Musical Men is a given!  I will update this thread with a count and names of those who wish to be added.

I look forward to seeing all of you this Columbus Day!  Huzzah!

Note that this year's committee is Cap'n Hunnar Graybeard, Delerius, Gem, Hunterrose13, Insidiousraven, kcdcchef, Lord Paulet, and myself.  I will not be adding our names or count below.

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Count:  50 (+15 committee members and guests)

Names:
Merlin and Nimh (I assume?)
Iain Robb and wife
Norfolk and the Duchess
Gauwyn and Addelai (I assume?)
MG and VV
Ms Trish
William of Ware
Francisco Paula and better half
Lord and Lady Spicer
Smudgedog and Genievea
Wheatie plus 1
genyferbelle
Pirate Bob and AmyJ
Missy +7
Mairte
Aniroaldawen +1
"Both" Mayors of Simpleton
Tamtaro
Goodryn Anisette, Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan
Cap'n Spleen + 5
Joan of Wrenwyck and Sir Anthony
Lord Sebastian Sinclair
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 05, 2013, 06:09:27 PM
I'll go first... YES!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on March 05, 2013, 07:04:37 PM
Me too! (Gonna have to work on my balance for Musical Men, I guess ...)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on March 05, 2013, 10:34:54 PM
Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Duchess and I shall attend! 

In the interim, we offer our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Butch for making it happen!

Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 06, 2013, 05:38:56 AM
We shall not miss!!  thanks, Butch!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Marietta Graziella on March 06, 2013, 07:27:33 AM
Count in Marietta Graziella and her handsome VexedViscount to be in attendance!  ;D

As for activity, I rather enjoy the scavenger hunt as a way to get around to the whole faire.  There are always nooks and tucked away spots that get missed on a 1 weekend visit.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 06, 2013, 10:13:38 AM
Also in the vein of no unforeseen complications, I'll be there! So very excited to visit KC's faire!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on March 06, 2013, 10:38:45 AM
Also in the vein of no unforeseen complications, I'll be there! So very excited to visit KC's faire!
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I was hoping you would pipe in, Lass!  Will you be coming with or without the bells this time?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 06, 2013, 11:33:15 AM
Count in Marietta Graziella and her handsome VexedViscount to be in attendance!  ;D

As for activity, I rather enjoy the scavenger hunt as a way to get around to the whole faire.  There are always nooks and tucked away spots that get missed on a 1 weekend visit.

Picking us up on your way through  ::)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 06, 2013, 01:17:52 PM
I was hoping you would pipe in, Lass!  Will you be coming with or without the bells this time?

I always bring my bells, your Grace  ;)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on March 06, 2013, 03:37:05 PM
I was hoping you would pipe in, Lass!  Will you be coming with or without the bells this time?

I always bring my bells, your Grace  ;)

I'm looking VERY much forward to seeing them!    :o
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 06, 2013, 08:02:54 PM
A full Minnesota invasion would be great!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 07, 2013, 01:47:46 AM
I was hoping you would pipe in, Lass!  Will you be coming with or without the bells this time?

I always bring my bells, your Grace  ;)

I'm looking VERY much forward to seeing them!    :o
I.... uhhh.... never mind....
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Delireus on March 07, 2013, 01:01:09 PM
I'm so excited! But, I am not 100% sure I can make it :( If I did come, I could only come on the Sunday. But, I'll try my best, yay Kansas! I hope the stone castle is farther along this year, it was so pretty last year.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on March 07, 2013, 01:10:37 PM
I was hoping you would pipe in, Lass!  Will you be coming with or without the bells this time?

I always bring my bells, your Grace  ;)

I'm looking VERY much forward to seeing them!    :o
I.... uhhh.... never mind....

Oh, go ahead and say it, you cowardly Wizard!  You're anxious to see her bells as well.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 07, 2013, 02:37:28 PM
Well...yeah! But it was the lion that was cowardly. The wizard was just a bad wizard.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Capt Spleen on March 07, 2013, 02:51:10 PM
If not for the courage of the fearful wiz, the minnow would be lost!
....but I digress into uncharted Island....

and.......
 did you know that when  one o' Ms. Trish's bells rings a pirate getz iz booty!?

...I have experienced beauteous her bells.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 07, 2013, 03:11:32 PM
It sounds as if there may be mischief afoot at the upcoming RenDezvous!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 07, 2013, 03:18:02 PM
Mischief? Me? Never!  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Sir Ironhead on March 07, 2013, 05:07:59 PM
And fortunately my monitor is waterproof
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 07, 2013, 06:35:01 PM
And fortunately my monitor is waterproof
You had better hope...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on March 07, 2013, 10:21:48 PM
It sounds as if there may be mischief afoot at the upcoming RedDezvous!

Hope springs eternal!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: cowgrrl on March 08, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
Put myself, Al-Nimer & 2 teens down as 'perhaps'. I'm assuming the kids will be out that Monday for Fall Break which would give us driving time. I shall let you know once the school calendar is out.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: William of Ware on March 10, 2013, 09:00:08 PM
Hello, Please add me to the list.  I look forward to another adventure!
I'll start my search of things to see in the area.  Any aircraft museums or national monuments around?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on March 11, 2013, 05:19:13 PM
Any aircraft museums or national monuments around?
Yes!  The National World War I museum is in downtown Kansas City!  It will definitely occupy an entire day!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 23, 2013, 04:43:11 PM
Butch,  I know there is still plenty of time, but have you had a chance to look into hotels?  Are you at all thinking the one we usually stay?  Had some people asking.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 23, 2013, 06:05:53 PM
Which hotel do you usually use, Gauwyn?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 23, 2013, 06:16:20 PM
Which hotel do you usually use, Gauwyn?

There are 2 about a mile away. Holiday inn express and I think a super8. These are in Bonner Springs.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 23, 2013, 06:48:33 PM
I saw those... wish there was a Hampton at that spot. There's one over by the track, but much more expensive. I have enough points to stay for free, however. That may override all other considerations....
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on March 24, 2013, 12:22:04 PM
Hotels, yes!  We are working on that now!  We are trying to block off some rooms, and get a good price.  As soon as we strike a deal, we will post it under another thread.  I already posted a thread about camping, because that question always comes up.
We have been making major progress for so early in the game!
How did the "White Elephant" exchange go last year?  I mean, how successful was it?  I'm thinking Saturday night may be a good night for it, since not everyone will make it to the Friday night get-together.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 25, 2013, 06:10:15 AM
I saw those... wish there was a Hampton at that spot. There's one over by the track, but much more expensive. I have enough points to stay for free, however. That may override all other considerations....

there is a Hampton in Shawnee Mission that is maybe 20 minutes from faire, we stayed there a few years back.  It was reasonable. 
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 25, 2013, 02:27:25 PM
How did the "White Elephant" exchange go last year?  I mean, how successful was it?  I'm thinking Saturday night may be a good night for it, since not everyone will make it to the Friday night get-together.

I don't remember doing a white elephant exchange. Did we have one??
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 25, 2013, 02:39:15 PM
How did the "White Elephant" exchange go last year?  I mean, how successful was it?  I'm thinking Saturday night may be a good night for it, since not everyone will make it to the Friday night get-together.

I don't remember doing a white elephant exchange. Did we have one??

Wow, must have been a great time  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Sir Ironhead on March 25, 2013, 07:54:56 PM
I didn't see any white elephants at the resturant we were at that Friday and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have fit if there were any. 

Saw some pink flying elephants later that night just before passing out, I mean before I went to sleep.  But being a M'Crack I figured that was normal.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 25, 2013, 08:33:45 PM
I didn't see any white elephants at the resturant we were at that Friday and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have fit if there were any. 

Saw some pink flying elephants later that night just before passing out, I mean before I went to sleep.  But being a M'Crack I figured that was normal.

Oh! Was he referring to the gift thingy from the CORF RenDezvous?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on March 25, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
Yes!  The gifty-thingee!  I understand it WAS NOT at NC last year; I beg your pardon!  I'm thinking Saturday night, we'll have a gift exchange.  Was it fun at the CO get together?  I missed the Friday night stuff out there!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 26, 2013, 05:23:09 AM
It was fun for me! I walked away with the Jack Daniel's! Who would have thought, eh?

No, we didn't do it in Carolina...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 26, 2013, 05:47:05 AM
Ah, yes, that is when I got the "Plague" -
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 26, 2013, 06:15:40 AM
Ah, yes, that is when I got the "Plague" -

Nope, Plague was from me as part of the Ball we did over the weekend.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 26, 2013, 09:21:11 AM
Ah, yes, that is when I got the "Plague" -

Nope, Plague was from me as part of the Ball we did over the weekend.

Yes, I am confused.  I thought that is what we were talking about.  Now I remember the Saturday thing (I am surprised I actually summoned the brain cells that held that info :) )
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Francisco Paula on March 26, 2013, 09:57:46 AM
My better half and i are thinking of coming.

Have to see on the funds after a family reunion in july (still can't believe she talked me into going to dallas in july)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on March 26, 2013, 11:00:30 AM
My better half and i are thinking of coming.

Have to see on the funds after a family reunion in july (still can't believe she talked me into going to dallas in july)

Would be fun to see you guys there! (Although I am *crossing fingers* hopefully going to make an appearance at CORF this year!)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Capt Spleen on March 26, 2013, 01:38:55 PM
At RenDezVous 2011 - CoRF (Colorado), the meet N Greet had a gift exchange I called the Ren Elephant.

It was held at RockYard Brewery, on the outside deck, we had a special guest that turned out to be Kimberly Stockton.

The gifts were provided at no charge (There were gifts, some new, some old (from estate sales) and some were flubs,, some had a ren theme and others did not,  but the interaction it created with people who only knew of eachother online was priceless in my organizer assistant estimation.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 26, 2013, 07:52:08 PM
It was an awesome event that Captain Spleen and Blushing put on. Huge fun. HUGE!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on March 26, 2013, 08:44:21 PM
I am still cleaning the powder from my face  (remember the horn  :D )

I agree, Spleen and Blushing did a great job.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 27, 2013, 09:15:23 AM
LOL! No, I had forgotten the horn gag!  Lots of fun times that night!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Zoë on April 07, 2013, 02:31:44 PM
I never did put together that model replica pirate ship I ended up with after the Ren Elephant....in fact I think it stayed in my trunk for a good long while until I pawned it off on my little brother who is far better at putting those things together than I am.

As for this year's Rendezvous, it is a good time of year and close enough for me to drive in that direction in one day, but unfortunately I won't be able to commit yet to attending this year, as that time is going to be pretty darn close to the arrival of Baby Zoe...but you never know. Perhaps with a doctor's blessing I will be able to join in the fun.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on April 15, 2013, 04:13:56 PM
Zoe, I will not add you to the list; BUT I hope to see you this year!!

I met with the sales director of the KCRF today, and let me tell you, KCRF is VERY supportive of our RenDezVous in Oct!  Attendees will see some great benefits this year!  SURPRISE!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Sir Ironhead on April 15, 2013, 05:42:20 PM
Add me to the list as a definate maybe. 
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 15, 2013, 08:07:50 PM
Zoe, I will not add you to the list; BUT I hope to see you this year!!

I met with the sales director of the KCRF today, and let me tell you, KCRF is VERY supportive of our RenDezVous in Oct!  Attendees will see some great benefits this year!  SURPRISE!

I heard that they were picking up the tab for hotels, and will be offering free ale, but that might have just been a rumour.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on April 15, 2013, 09:22:54 PM

I heard that they were picking up the tab for hotels, and will be offering free ale, but that might have just been a rumour.

Not QUITE that nice, but you'll be surprised at what they're gonna do for us!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 16, 2013, 07:29:30 AM
Heheh... I'm such a kidder... Butch, it's great all you're doing for this!  Remind me to buy you a cookie!  :P  ;D  Seriously...thanks!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on April 17, 2013, 06:03:09 AM
Well, we were quite positive about the odds that we would be at KC, then doubtful for a bit. But after seeing what kind of tax return we're supposed to get, we're definite.

Especially since Merlin said he's paying for the ale all weekend.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 17, 2013, 02:10:34 PM
Whoops!  Sorry! All of the ale is now dripping from my monitor... You're SOL, my young friend!  :o  ::)  :P  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Francisco Paula on April 17, 2013, 07:28:38 PM
and i thought Merlin was buying all the Jack for the weekend
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on April 17, 2013, 08:41:03 PM
Well, we were quite positive about the odds that we would be at KC, then doubtful for a bit. But after seeing what kind of tax return we're supposed to get, we're definite.

Especially since Merlin said he's paying for the ale all weekend.

Iain, when you say "we", how many should I add for our count?  Thank-you for coming, and congrats on the tax return!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on April 18, 2013, 06:11:49 AM
Well, we were quite positive about the odds that we would be at KC, then doubtful for a bit. But after seeing what kind of tax return we're supposed to get, we're definite.

Especially since Merlin said he's paying for the ale all weekend.

Iain, when you say "we", how many should I add for our count?  Thank-you for coming, and congrats on the tax return!

Well, the tax return is more the government's doing, though I hate giving them credit for anything. Especially since at least 50 percent of the time they contact me to say I did my taxes wrong and owe them money, and I have to get back in touch with them and explain to the IRS how our tax status works. And since I haven't actually seen the return yet, this could be the year they don't believe me and insist on counting my income twice.

Anyway, to answer the question, two. My wife and I.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on April 18, 2013, 06:13:14 AM
Oh, and I just noticed I am on the list alone twice, so you just have to adjust the name and not the count.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Marietta Graziella on April 18, 2013, 07:32:34 AM
We also will be receiving a delightful return from Uncle Sam. Looks like my husband, TheVexedViscount, and I will be in attendance.  ;D

Oh, and the ren elephant exchange at CORF was a marvelously fun surprise. The gifts ranged from seriously holy cow amazing to hilariously OMG unusual. I took home a really great beer mug with ren clad chaps on it. It is happily housed in our pub and is used regularly!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 18, 2013, 10:04:55 AM
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Oh, and the ren elephant exchange at CORF was a marvelously fun surprise. The gifts ranged from seriously holy cow amazing to hilariously OMG unusual. I took home a really great beer mug with ren clad chaps on it. It is happily housed in our pub and is used regularly!

That bottle of Jack Daniel's that I walked away at the exchange with never made it out of Colorado.  I don't drink anymore. I don't drink any less, either.

EDIT: As for your assumption that my Lady Nimue will be with me, that is correct.  She's my American Express. I don't leave home without her.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on April 18, 2013, 10:44:38 AM
Iain Robb:  fixed it, thank-you!

Marietta Graziella:  got you and the Vexed Viscount down as MG and VV.  Thank-you!

Regarding the white elephant gift exchange:  Good idea!  Some others had mentioned it as well.  I will post something about it soon, so people can start finding a gift to bring along and exchange!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Spicer on April 25, 2013, 12:41:37 PM
Put Lord Spicer and I down!  So glad its a close drive and not during our festival :)

Yay!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Smudgedog on April 25, 2013, 03:26:21 PM
Put Genievea and myself down, WOOO!.. Love this faire!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on May 02, 2013, 02:31:14 PM
Sorry for the delay in responding, Butch.  I've been having a spot of bother with my password, which required the intervention of DB to rectify.

The Duchess and I will definitely be there all three days, barring unforeseen crises in the interim.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on May 05, 2013, 06:09:32 PM
Norfolk, I have added you and your lovely wife!  I look forward to seeing you both!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on May 06, 2013, 11:06:54 AM
Is your Royal Pub Crawl any good? Would they do a private group (assuming we have enough interest)?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 06, 2013, 12:05:40 PM
I didn't even know they had a pub crawl
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 06, 2013, 05:14:29 PM
It is looking more likely that due to the Columbus holiday weekend, and Galena being a tourist town, my friends will have to work that weekend.  So we are looking at an earlier weekend.

Back to the hotel question.   Are those prices special just for RenDezvous, and do they include 1 ticket for faire?  Do you know if they have this special at other times?

Thank you.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on May 06, 2013, 05:36:25 PM
I didn't even know they had a pub crawl

Showed up on my FB feed this morning. I have KCRF liked in case they post any good info to have about the faire.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on May 06, 2013, 07:52:22 PM
I didn't even know they had a pub crawl

Showed up on my FB feed this morning. I have KCRF liked in case they post any good info to have about the faire.

I will probably find out Butch and I have done it  :P
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: William of Ware on May 08, 2013, 09:57:11 AM
Is anyone going to stay a couple days after faire and explore (site see)? 
I'm trying to decide if want stay one or two extra days after .
Not sure if I want to get a rental car or try and  grab a shuttle / taxi from the airport to the hotel.
Trying to figure how many days I'll be at the hotel..... and book the airline tickets.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on May 08, 2013, 05:35:24 PM
It is looking more likely that due to the Columbus holiday weekend, and Galena being a tourist town, my friends will have to work that weekend.  So we are looking at an earlier weekend.

Back to the hotel question.   Are those prices special just for RenDezvous, and do they include 1 ticket for faire?  Do you know if they have this special at other times?

Thank you.
Ah, sorry I misunderstood you earlier!  Those prices quoted in the other thread were worked out for our RenDezVous!  The normal prices are a bit more, but yes, they do include KCRF tix.  Give them a call!

Ms Trish and Gauwyn:  the pub crawl was just started last year at KC.  I can certainly get with Akbar and the KCRF mgmt to see if they'll do one specifically for us!  Last year, it included 3 pubs with a drink at each one.  It was different than the MNRF Pub Crawl in that there wasn't much outside entertainment.  I think they will be changing it up this year.  Is this something we would be interested in, going on a guided "official" pub crawl as a group?  Oh, and Gauwyn, the pub crawls we went on were self-inflicted!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on May 08, 2013, 05:39:16 PM
Is anyone going to stay a couple days after faire and explore (site see)? 
I'm trying to decide if want stay one or two extra days after .
Not sure if I want to get a rental car or try and  grab a shuttle / taxi from the airport to the hotel.
Trying to figure how many days I'll be at the hotel..... and book the airline tickets.
IF you plan on site-seeing, you will want to rent a car.  KC is pretty spread out, and the faire site is a ways from downtown KC, and a ways from the airport.  I'm certain you could get back and forth btwn the airport and the hotel, and back and forth btwn the hotel and the faire/events without a car; but much more than that, and you'll need some sort of transportation.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: insidiousraven on May 14, 2013, 01:58:06 PM
Is anyone going to stay a couple days after faire and explore (site see)? 
I'm trying to decide if want stay one or two extra days after .
Not sure if I want to get a rental car or try and  grab a shuttle / taxi from the airport to the hotel.
Trying to figure how many days I'll be at the hotel..... and book the airline tickets.
IF you plan on site-seeing, you will want to rent a car.  KC is pretty spread out, and the faire site is a ways from downtown KC, and a ways from the airport.  I'm certain you could get back and forth btwn the airport and the hotel, and back and forth btwn the hotel and the faire/events without a car; but much more than that, and you'll need some sort of transportation.

KCRF is about 15-20 mins from downtown. I make that drive every weekend, and it isn't bad at all. We don't have much public transportation though as Butch mentioned, but a taxi might be feasible.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art down town is free and a must see attraction.  National WW1 museum, Union Station, Power and Light district and the Plaza shopping area are also fun things to see around the city. Those attractions I named are all within 8 mins of each other driving, and a taxi is definitely around that area.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Edmund Howard on May 21, 2013, 01:51:10 AM
Teach me to not pay attention in the off season for Colorado.  We missed last year at KCRF due to some family issues.  We are defininitely planning to come this year and I think our dates are now decided.  So, the two of us for sure.  I'll try to twist the son (aka "The Fool") and DIL's tails into coming, too.

Look forward to seeing you again, Merlin!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 21, 2013, 02:21:10 PM
Huzzah! ...and I you, Wheatie! I was just thinking about you and your bride the other day wondering if you still were out here somewhere!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on May 21, 2013, 03:22:31 PM

******
Count:  24

Names:
Merlin and Nimh (I assume?)
Iain Robb and wife
Norfolk and the Duchess
Gauwyn and Addelai (I assume?)
MG and VV
Ms Trish
Cowgrrl, Al-nimer + 2
William of Ware
Francisco Paula and better half
Lord and Lady Spicer
Smudgedog and Genievea
Norfolk and The Duchess

Not that Norfolk and his beautiful wife are not worthy of two counts, but you do have them listed twice.  :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: genyferbelle on May 21, 2013, 05:32:43 PM
I will definitely try to be there! It will be my first time at Rendezvous, as well as the Kansas faire!

Hopefully in the mean time, I can get back into posting on here with you fine folks!
:)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on May 21, 2013, 06:50:34 PM
OK, added Wheatie plus 3, genyferbelle, and fixed the duplicate Norfolk and Duchess (thank-you, Ms Trish!)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Edmund Howard on May 21, 2013, 10:40:22 PM
Yep Merlin, still kicking around.  And I remember that bottle of Jack, too.  I had it in my hands for a bit, until someone stole it.  At least I managed one snort of it before it all disappeared.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 22, 2013, 05:55:55 AM
LOL! Worry not, my friend, for I will be Jack-stocked for RenDezvous...and I share...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Amyj on May 28, 2013, 07:59:18 AM
Pirate Bob and I will try to be there...we'll be getting back froma a Yellowstone trip two weeks prior.  We'll have to see how the $$$$$$ looks!  :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Missy on June 20, 2013, 02:01:51 PM
I will be attending  form Colorado and dragging my 4 other family members too! looking forward!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on June 20, 2013, 10:26:55 PM
I will be attending  form Colorado and dragging my 4 other family members too! looking forward!!!

Huzzah!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: eloquentXI on June 29, 2013, 12:09:38 PM
I've been quiet for way too long...BUT...its looking like a crew of us will be driving from Dallas to KCRF for this. The plans are in the works. Keep your fingers crossed.

And Zoe, hopefully you could make it too!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on June 29, 2013, 03:42:51 PM
Well! Finally!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: eloquentXI on June 29, 2013, 05:29:33 PM
Well! Finally!

I knoooooooooow. Sorry, been playing with the Stormtroopers most of the time. ;)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on June 29, 2013, 06:36:29 PM
You SERIOUSLY need to get your priorities straight, young lady! ... and BTW,  :-*
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on July 01, 2013, 07:15:32 AM
Oh my, is this shaping up to be epic?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on July 01, 2013, 08:11:06 PM
Well, we Kansas Citians certainly hope so!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on July 01, 2013, 08:24:34 PM
Are you allowed to say "citians" on this forum?   Epic sounds good, Iain.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on July 02, 2013, 08:48:41 AM
Well, if it's going to be epic, we'd better arrange ahead of time for someone to write the ballad.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on July 02, 2013, 08:59:12 AM
Well, if it's going to be epic, we'd better arrange ahead of time for someone to write the ballad.

Better yet, have it narrated by Morgan Freeman!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on July 02, 2013, 01:22:40 PM
Well, if it's going to be epic, we'd better arrange ahead of time for someone to write the ballad.

Better yet, have it narrated by Morgan Freeman!

LOVE this plan!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on July 02, 2013, 03:40:28 PM
I thought Morgan Freeman narrated EVERYTHING...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: eloquentXI on July 05, 2013, 04:46:43 PM
You SERIOUSLY need to get your priorities straight, young lady! ... and BTW,  :-*

Hah, pbbbbbbbbbt. I've got my priorities right. THEY have air conditioning. ;)

Also,  :-*
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Cap'n Hunnar Graybeard on July 05, 2013, 06:24:04 PM
You SERIOUSLY need to get your priorities straight, young lady! ... and BTW,  :-*

Hah, pbbbbbbbbbt. I've got my priorities right. THEY have air conditioning. ;)

Also,  :-*

But if you get up here you get to see me!  :D

I haven't gotten to see you since TRF in 2011!   :'(
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Mairte on July 16, 2013, 12:28:23 PM
It's official. Attending! :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on July 16, 2013, 12:58:13 PM
This is gearing up to be major! I think we'll be staying at a different hotel because I have enough points for a free stay, and having just finished building a house, I need to watch my pennies...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: EltonJ on July 20, 2013, 08:14:43 PM
I don't relish traveling back home on my birthday, so. . .  I can't go.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on July 24, 2013, 06:50:18 AM
You could always celebrate your birthday early, with us ...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on July 24, 2013, 09:37:44 PM
Heck, we could make it a HUGE celebration!  It would be grand!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on July 25, 2013, 05:38:30 AM
Heck, we could make it a HUGE celebration!  It would be grand!

Especially with Morgan Freeman narrating.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on July 26, 2013, 06:33:41 AM
Oh my. I simply must put in a request for rat pucking at Rendezvous. I was watching the video from the new Travel Channel show Fandemonium, about Adam Richman's visit to Scarby:

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/adam-richmans-fandemonium/episodes/medieval-madness (http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/adam-richmans-fandemonium/episodes/medieval-madness)

and it dawned on my that I have never pucked a rat. I can't believe it. I've watched, I've laughed, I've ducked ... but I've never played.

Can you help me fix that in October?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on July 26, 2013, 07:42:04 AM
I think that's a pucking good idea!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on July 26, 2013, 10:32:23 AM
Don't want to start an argument, but I did hear once that it started at KCRF.

I'm in!  Will start training the rat today. :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on July 27, 2013, 06:24:47 AM
Don't want to start an argument, but I did hear once that it started at KCRF.

I'm in!  Will start training the rat today. :)

Be nice to Plague!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on July 27, 2013, 08:29:25 AM
Don't want to start an argument, but I did hear once that it started at KCRF.

I'm in!  Will start training the rat today. :)

Be nice to Plague!

:)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on July 27, 2013, 11:14:12 AM
Gonna need to get me a rat ...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on July 27, 2013, 09:14:44 PM
Gonna need to get me a rat ...
I am available, but I am not cheap.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Aniroaldawen on August 03, 2013, 08:59:14 AM
So I'm a little late to the thread, but I'll be at faire that weekend, and as such will probably attend some of the RenDezVous festivities. I can't guarantee that I'll be at all of them, as since that's closing weekend, part of my weekend will be saying farewell to my KCRF fairemly for the season...but I'll be at some things! :-) Likely, so will my boyfriend, so two can be added. :-)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on August 04, 2013, 07:51:45 PM
Huzzah! Welcome to the party!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: The Mayors of Simpleton on August 10, 2013, 01:28:46 PM
Greetings Butch!

Both "Mayors" will be attending RenDezVous on Saturday. Hopefully we'll be in town early enough on Friday night to participate in meet and greet as well! Look forward to seeing you there!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on August 10, 2013, 04:44:15 PM
We have a member named "The Mayors of Simpleton"?  Simpleton, Simpleton; isn't that around Duluth somewhere?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: The Mayors of Simpleton on August 11, 2013, 05:16:53 PM
Yes, it's about 10 miles west of Twig.   :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Capt Spleen on August 11, 2013, 05:29:06 PM
Does that infer that Twig is 10 miles East of Simpleton? Hmmmm....
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 11, 2013, 07:57:49 PM
I thought Twig was at Bristol...meh...don't keep up...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: gem on August 12, 2013, 04:40:52 PM
OMG; I *just* noticed this thread! Where in the heck have I been?!  Sooooo much to catch up on. Butch, where do I start?!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on August 12, 2013, 04:53:34 PM
Greetings Butch!

Both "Mayors" will be attending RenDezVous on Saturday. Hopefully we'll be in town early enough on Friday night to participate in meet and greet as well! Look forward to seeing you there!!

You have not introduced yourselves yet (but I know who you are  :P )
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on August 12, 2013, 07:47:10 PM
OMG; I *just* noticed this thread! Where in the heck have I been?!  Sooooo much to catch up on. Butch, where do I start?!
Well, shoot!  You're even on the original post as a committee member!  Read the top few threads on the RenDezVous threads, and weigh in!  And of course, keep eyeing our FB committee page!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on August 12, 2013, 09:27:45 PM
OMG; I *just* noticed this thread! Where in the heck have I been?!  Sooooo much to catch up on. Butch, where do I start?!
Well, shoot!  You're even on the original post as a committee member!  Read the top few threads on the RenDezVous threads, and weigh in!  And of course, keep eyeing our FB committee page!
This just made me realize you must not have local attendees posted! Would you add yourselves to the list so we can see everyone who is attending and not just the visitors?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 13, 2013, 07:40:37 AM
There's a Facebook page? Did I miss the link somewhere?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on August 13, 2013, 05:05:24 PM
There's a Facebook page? Did I miss the link somewhere?
The Facebook page is for us committee members, to keep the activities we have a SURPRISE for you guests!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 13, 2013, 06:31:34 PM
Ah! I like surprises!   By the way, by the time we got our vacation time approved, the hotel we were going to be able to stay at for free became "no vacancies."  Do you know if the Super 8 still has any spaces?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on August 14, 2013, 05:47:30 AM
Yes, surprises are nice. But please don't surprise us with who will be at Rendezvous who is local.  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on August 14, 2013, 06:04:52 AM
Butch is a one-man band  :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 14, 2013, 07:18:42 AM
Booked into the Super 8 now... 
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on August 14, 2013, 11:59:12 AM
Booked into the Super 8 now...

I better check where our room is  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 14, 2013, 01:15:44 PM
You going to move out of the Super 8 now?  :o
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on August 14, 2013, 02:12:22 PM
You going to move out of the Super 8 now?  :o

Just want to be close to the Jack  :D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on August 14, 2013, 06:00:37 PM
OK, I added the count (15) for we committee members and our guests.  That's about right.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 14, 2013, 09:00:32 PM
You going to move out of the Super 8 now?  :o

Just want to be close to the Jack  :D
Gauwyn of Bracknell... COME ON DOWN!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on August 14, 2013, 09:12:04 PM
OK, I added the count (15) for we committee members and our guests.  That's about right.

We are coming along nicely! And I've heard rumor that some people are trying to come that haven't been added to the visitor list yet!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on August 14, 2013, 09:21:41 PM
OK, I added the count (15) for we committee members and our guests.  That's about right.

We are coming along nicely! And I've heard rumor that some people are trying to come that haven't been added to the visitor list yet!

Trish, should we introduce them to "The Treatment?"
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on August 15, 2013, 04:27:12 PM
OK, I added the count (15) for we committee members and our guests.  That's about right.

We are coming along nicely! And I've heard rumor that some people are trying to come that haven't been added to the visitor list yet!
Seriously, and all kidding aside, I don't know what you mean.  If there are some that do not have access here, pm me, and I can get them added.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on August 15, 2013, 09:25:24 PM
OK, I added the count (15) for we committee members and our guests.  That's about right.

We are coming along nicely! And I've heard rumor that some people are trying to come that haven't been added to the visitor list yet!
Seriously, and all kidding aside, I don't know what you mean.  If there are some that do not have access here, pm me, and I can get them added.
No, I mean I've heard rumors of people who are trying to attend but have not yet made their intentions public. Just saying it's early in the game and we already have a nice head count going. :)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on September 03, 2013, 12:28:59 PM
Hang on to your hats, KC!

Goodryn Anisette (from MN), Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan (from Bristol) will arrive in their chariot on Friday afternoon for the RenDezvous!

And we all can't wait!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on September 03, 2013, 12:38:22 PM
P.S.  one of the performers is a personal friend of Steve and me.  He doesn't know about my visit, it's a surprise, so if any of you are my Facebook friends, please don't post anything there about us going to the Rendezvous.  He also is friends with Jamie and Katie, so shhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on September 03, 2013, 01:55:58 PM
Hang on to your hats, KC!

Goodryn Anisette (from MN), Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan (from Bristol) will arrive in their chariot on Friday afternoon for the RenDezvous!

And we all can't wait!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D

Have the authorities been notified?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on September 03, 2013, 02:46:18 PM
Hang on to your hats, KC!

Goodryn Anisette (from MN), Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan (from Bristol) will arrive in their chariot on Friday afternoon for the RenDezvous!

And we all can't wait!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D

Have the authorities been notified?

We're tryin' to roll in under the radar!    ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on September 04, 2013, 09:36:06 PM
Of course, I have my usual gazillion questions.  As of now, I can only remember these.

1.  Are there group discount tickets for the 3 day weekend?  If so, how do we purchase?

2.  Is there a dinner after faire on Saturday or Sunday nights, and if there is, where is it?

3.  What is the weather supposed to be like?  How hot is "hot"?

4.  Flushables or just port a privies (medical reason for asking this)

Thanks for your help.   ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on September 05, 2013, 06:16:41 AM
Hang on to your hats, KC!

Goodryn Anisette (from MN), Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan (from Bristol) will arrive in their chariot on Friday afternoon for the RenDezvous!

And we all can't wait!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D

Have the authorities been notified?

I think they just were ...

At any rate ...

HUZZAH! It'll be good to see you again, Lady Renee, and to meet your friends!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Cap'n Hunnar Graybeard on September 05, 2013, 06:30:30 AM
Of course, I have my usual gazillion questions.  As of now, I can only remember these.

1.  Are there group discount tickets for the 3 day weekend?  If so, how do we purchase?

2.  Is there a dinner after faire on Saturday or Sunday nights, and if there is, where is it?

3.  What is the weather supposed to be like?  How hot is "hot"?

4.  Flushables or just port a privies (medical reason for asking this)

Thanks for your help.   ;D

1. I think you will need to contact Roger Clements, Marketing and Sales Manager, @ Office Phone: (913) 721-2110 or (800) 373-0357 for information about group discounted tickets

2. Haven't heard if there is going to be a group dinner after Faire.

3. Cloak in the morning. Comfortable later in the day. Can get into the upper 70's, low 80's.

4. Two "flushies". One at the front and one at the back. Porta-pots in various locations.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on September 05, 2013, 10:21:16 AM
according to the hotel post, KCRF was going to give 1 free ticket for the hotel stay?  Can anyone confirm that?

I know in years past there was a discount for a group of tickets (I think 10 or more)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 05, 2013, 08:18:06 PM
One of the things I worked out with Roger was at least one ticket with every night booked at the hotel.  We are also supposed to have special1 2 and 3 day ticket packages.  I will confirm with Roger next week.  Stay tuned for this, and many other surprises!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 05, 2013, 08:19:50 PM
Hang on to your hats, KC!

Goodryn Anisette (from MN), Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan (from Bristol) will arrive in their chariot on Friday afternoon for the RenDezvous!

And we all can't wait!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D
Glad you are all coming!  Before I post your count, are there any spouses coming?  Or is the count 4?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 05, 2013, 08:24:13 PM
Of course, I have my usual gazillion questions.  As of now, I can only remember these.

1.  Are there group discount tickets for the 3 day weekend?  If so, how do we purchase?

2.  Is there a dinner after faire on Saturday or Sunday nights, and if there is, where is it?

3.  What is the weather supposed to be like?  How hot is "hot"?

4.  Flushables or just port a privies (medical reason for asking this)

Thanks for your help.   ;D
1.  I will have more info on this, hopefully this week.
2.  I have nothing planned for Sat or Sun.  The other planners from former RenDezVous' have said that people do not go to these.  Instead, they all form groups of their own.  We will have local guides of what is nearby.
3.  Weather?  Who knows?  Be ready for hot, or cold!
4.  There are TWO plumbed privvies in Canterbury.  They are called "Royal Privvies".  One is near the front entrance and one is near the rear entrance.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on September 05, 2013, 09:05:49 PM
Hang on to your hats, KC!

Goodryn Anisette (from MN), Wildthingjew, Miss Katie Scarlett, and Lady Renee Buchanan (from Bristol) will arrive in their chariot on Friday afternoon for the RenDezvous!

And we all can't wait!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;D :D
Glad you are all coming!  Before I post your count, are there any spouses coming?  Or is the count 4?

4 is the count.  THe 4 named above.  Steve has to work at the restaurant. 
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on September 06, 2013, 09:22:28 AM
Who is Roger?  We are staying at that hotel, but booked outside of the call-in, since AARP was a little cheaper... That may bite me on the arse on the tickets, but plan to attend all 3 days...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Edmund Howard on September 06, 2013, 11:31:38 AM
Looks like it will be just me (aka Wheatie) and the missus (now Lady Joyce).  My son (aka "the fool") and his wife (aka "the lady in white") can't get time off.  Or, more correctly, he managed to get one day off but he's going to use it to work the lanes at Santa Fe.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on September 06, 2013, 02:49:24 PM
Looks like it will be just me (aka Wheatie) and the missus (now Lady Joyce).  My son (aka "the fool") and his wife (aka "the lady in white") can't get time off.  Or, more correctly, he managed to get one day off but he's going to use it to work the lanes at Santa Fe.

Huzzah, Brother!  The Duchess and I look forward to seeing you both there.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Capt Spleen on September 06, 2013, 09:53:13 PM
Butch,
Tally Capt Spleen + 5, for 2013 KC RenDezVous !!!!!

PerpArrrrrr ter' bee boArrrr-ded.....Arrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on September 07, 2013, 09:31:16 AM
Looks like it will be just me (aka Wheatie) and the missus (now Lady Joyce).  My son (aka "the fool") and his wife (aka "the lady in white") can't get time off.  Or, more correctly, he managed to get one day off but he's going to use it to work the lanes at Santa Fe.
Regardless, it will be good to see you and the Lady Joyce once again! ...and SPLEEN! Norfolk, we didn't get a chance to get to know you as well. We'll make up for that this trip.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on September 07, 2013, 10:19:49 PM

[/quote]
 ...and SPLEEN! Norfolk, we didn't get a chance to get to know you as well. We'll make up for that this trip.
[/quote]

Indeed we shall!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 07, 2013, 10:36:06 PM
Wow!  Our numbers are really rising!  We're over 60 now; I was expecting around 75, and we're almost there!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 09, 2013, 08:43:17 PM
Who is Roger?  We are staying at that hotel, but booked outside of the call-in, since AARP was a little cheaper... That may bite me on the arse on the tickets, but plan to attend all 3 days...
Roger is the Roger Clements, KCRF Sales Director.  He's the one who is working with us to coordinate the deals for our RenDezVous!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 12, 2013, 10:26:03 AM
3.  What is the weather supposed to be like?  How hot is "hot"?


I just looked up the averages on the weather channel.  Avg high is 70, avg low is 50.  Records are about 15 above and below that.  As I recall last year was still warm, like mid 70s.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on September 12, 2013, 12:21:02 PM
3.  What is the weather supposed to be like?  How hot is "hot"?


I just looked up the averages on the weather channel.  Avg high is 70, avg low is 50.  Records are about 15 above and below that.  As I recall last year was still warm, like mid 70s.

Butch, do you remember last year when we came the first weekend in October?  It was upper 20's when we tailgated and got up to a little over 40 by mid day??
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 12, 2013, 12:31:36 PM
3.  What is the weather supposed to be like?  How hot is "hot"?


I just looked up the averages on the weather channel.  Avg high is 70, avg low is 50.  Records are about 15 above and below that.  As I recall last year was still warm, like mid 70s.

Butch, do you remember last year when we came the first weekend in October?  It was upper 20's when we tailgated and got up to a little over 40 by mid day??
Was that Columbus Day weekend?  It WAS chilly that day!  I remember loaning the heavy wool cloaks to the Young Bracknellites, who decided that Cartoon Network was calling their name!  That was a good day though; spending it with you and the missus!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on September 12, 2013, 02:08:14 PM
It was the weekend before Columbus (it was M'Lady's birthday)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on September 12, 2013, 03:31:38 PM
It was the weekend before Columbus (it was M'Lady's birthday)

Nothing below 60 degrees please! I will freeze!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on September 12, 2013, 10:31:15 PM
Last year during Columbus Weekend, the Duchess and I were in KC as guest cast.  WE FROZE OUR BUNS!!  However, as a fetching lass at Scarby once informed me, there is no such thing as bad festival weather; merely inappropriate clothing.

WeatherUnderground.com, my favorite weather source, provides the following data for the period 11-15 Oct for Bonner Springs:
Avg High: 67
Avg Low 47
Chance of precip:  36%

PERFECT for noble garb!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on September 13, 2013, 06:56:20 AM
I don't mind the cold at all, and in fact, welcome it.  Two years ago at opening weekend of Sherwood Forest, we got a touch of sleet. The same weekend the year prior, it was in mid-80s.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on September 13, 2013, 08:37:47 PM
I will take cold any day over nearly 100 degrees with nearly 100 percent humidity. And that temperature range does sound ideal for noble garb.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Norfolk on September 13, 2013, 10:13:22 PM
I will take cold any day over nearly 100 degrees with nearly 100 percent humidity. And that temperature range does sound ideal for noble garb.

Spot on!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 14, 2013, 10:12:14 PM
NO WEAPONS TO BE WORN at this Faire!  I keep forgetting to post this.  Peace tying is NOT ok!  They do not allow weapons, so don't hassle with bringing them, just leave them at home.  Last year, one of the extra picky ticket collectors wouldn't let my son Michael bring his shoemaker toolbelt in because it had sharp pointy scissors.

So, please, if you wear weapons as part of your garb (and for you Pirates out there, a toy flintlock is a weapon), please heed my words, and leave your weapons outside the gates.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on September 15, 2013, 06:00:14 PM
My staff would not be considered as such, would it?  I have been quizzed about it before at one of the faires...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on September 15, 2013, 07:38:34 PM
My staff would not be considered as such, would it?  I have been quizzed about it before at one of the faires...

I have taken my walking stick in with no issue.

Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 15, 2013, 08:13:56 PM
My staff would not be considered as such, would it?  I have been quizzed about it before at one of the faires...
I wouldn't be concerned, Merlin.  It should be fine.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on September 16, 2013, 06:09:44 AM
May I take in my rapier wit if I'm tongue-tied? :P
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Rowan MacD on September 16, 2013, 09:53:09 AM
   Walking sticks (as long as they don't have a point) are fine Merlin...

Remembered from my last visit:
   As has been said-NO weapons, and that includes 'decorative' axes, knives or anything that appears to be a weapon.   I think that includes those little eating daggers, but I'm not sure.  Really depends on if the gate police see them.   Don't bother.
   You can buy weapons on site- but they will be kept at the gate until you leave.   Wooden toy weapons are OK.

   Note: They are only slightly more lenient with alcohol.   I have had friends bring
   a tankard of beer through the gate on one day, and be told they couldn't on the next.   I'm not sure if they spot check flasks, but I wouldn't be surprised-the drinks are expensive inside and they want you to pay for them.  To my eye, the booze checks were kind of arbitrary.   You probably have a better chance going in when the line is long and they want to get it moving.
   Don't even ask to bring anything in if they challenge you.   They will not make exceptions once they have determined to keep you from bringing it in. 


 The only other faire hubby and I will be going to this year will be Riverssance in Sioux City 5-6 of October, and then only for one day if the weather is nice.   We have been going out of town practically every weekend since mid august for family events, Clan Games or Faire.  Faire is the only thing we do just for fun, so we cut expenses there first.  Gate is only $10.00 to get in, and the lodging is cheap.  We still have Games to work, and another out of town birthday to attend this month. 
  We have already turned down free tickets to KCRF  for this weekend for a wedding, because it conflicts with one of the the other commitments we have made.
   Post lots of pics from the KC gathering!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: gem on September 17, 2013, 06:06:42 PM
We have had staves (walking sticks) challenged, and have been told by merchants selling them that they must be walked to the gates. If you need it to walk with, bring it--but otherwise, better safe than sorry. I have a curtain rod with a leaf-shaped finial, painted to look like a spear, that's been turned away. (My shield, however, has been no issue.)

Insurance doesn't want patrons poking OR smacking each other.  ;)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on September 17, 2013, 06:55:41 PM
Merlin's wizard's staff is pretty spectacular. Would be a shame to not be able to carry it out at faire.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 17, 2013, 09:41:38 PM
Ticket specials. 
I spoke with Roger over the weekend.  He has guaranteed ONE complimentary ticket PER ROOM PER NIGHT at the Super 8.
He also says that 1 day passes are $19.95, 2 day passes are $30, and 3 day passes are $30.  So why buy a 2 day pass?  I'm not sure if he hands out 3 of the tickets, or if there is something else special; I imagine it will be 3 tickets.

No word yet on anything else (well, that isn't a secret!)

More to come as we learn more!

Ask questions, though!  I don't want to forget anything!
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on September 18, 2013, 12:04:12 AM
Merlin's wizard's staff is pretty spectacular. Would be a shame to not be able to carry it out at faire.
Why do women always focus on my staff? It's embarrassing...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on September 18, 2013, 05:58:06 AM
Merlin's wizard's staff is pretty spectacular. Would be a shame to not be able to carry it out at faire.
Why do women always focus on my staff? It's embarrassing...

Well, it IS Trish  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Ms Trish on September 18, 2013, 08:38:04 AM
Ticket specials. 
I spoke with Roger over the weekend.  He has guaranteed ONE complimentary ticket PER ROOM PER NIGHT at the Super 8.
He also says that 1 day passes are $19.95, 2 day passes are $30, and 3 day passes are $30.  So why buy a 2 day pass?  I'm not sure if he hands out 3 of the tickets, or if there is something else special; I imagine it will be 3 tickets.

No word yet on anything else (well, that isn't a secret!)

More to come as we learn more!

Ask questions, though!  I don't want to forget anything!

Will you have a spot for signing up for tickets?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on September 18, 2013, 11:10:52 AM
Ticket specials. 
I spoke with Roger over the weekend.  He has guaranteed ONE complimentary ticket PER ROOM PER NIGHT at the Super 8.
He also says that 1 day passes are $19.95, 2 day passes are $30, and 3 day passes are $30.  So why buy a 2 day pass?  I'm not sure if he hands out 3 of the tickets, or if there is something else special; I imagine it will be 3 tickets.

No word yet on anything else (well, that isn't a secret!)

More to come as we learn more!

Ask questions, though!  I don't want to forget anything!

Will you have a spot for signing up for tickets?
I don't think so; I believe it will be done on site.  If anything changes, I will announce it here.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Butch on October 07, 2013, 08:38:45 AM
On another thread, Cowgrrl post that she and Al-Nimer will not be making it this year.  We regret that we will not have the pleasure of their company at our event.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 07, 2013, 03:17:30 PM
Yeah, that bums me out. That leaves the only Texas Rennie as Elo, if she's still coming.  Although we're Scarbites, we aren't from Texas...
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: William of Ware on October 07, 2013, 08:12:14 PM
Is anyone flying in Friday... around 3:25 and want to share a cab?
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: iain robb on October 08, 2013, 07:13:23 AM
Is anyone flying in Friday... around 3:25 and want to share a cab?

We have a meeting in KC at 2 which I expect to last for about an hour, so we could pick you up even if that runs a bit late. If that sounds good to you, PM me your flight info and cell phone phone. (Provided you have one. I almost assumed again that everyone has one, just because I'm required to because I'm always on call.)
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: William of Ware on October 08, 2013, 08:27:57 AM
Great !!  Sending message.
Title: Re: 2013 Kansas City RenDezVous!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 08, 2013, 10:33:08 AM
I'm always on call, too, Iain, but if they can't get me on the land-line, they are SOL. I will not carry a cell phone, and will only use one under duress from my bride or son.