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Title: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 14, 2013, 02:50:32 PM
Our third RenDezVous in as many years, and I cannot say enough good things.  Some of the hosts, we never got a chance to meet, simply because of crisscrossing schedules, but I'll start with a big shout out...really big....HUGE...to Butch (who we met at 2011 RenDezVous), Delirious (or Shanon with one 'N') who we still didn't meet, but saw scurrying by at a distance, Jeff and his bride, and the rest of the KC crew.

...and I apologize for losing names in all of the festivities. I'm not good with them to begin with, and hearing `dane name and faire name, and trying to keep them aligned and organized...well, forget it.

We met with old friends, and made some new. For all the concern and assistance when Nimue twisted her ankle, we are appreciative move than you know, with special accolades to the Physician to the Stars, Lord Norfolk.

I look forward to a posting of an official R/F RenDezVous 2013 pic, and would like to get it tagged so I can start working on remembering all the names...

Thank you one and all for a great experience!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 14, 2013, 04:49:32 PM
It was a great time and the KC crew did a fabulous job.  It was fun seeing old friends and making new. Also got to see Shanon get proposed to.
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Amyj on October 14, 2013, 07:47:13 PM
Thank you BUTCH!!!  You did an awesome job!!!  It was great to meet so many of you!  Bob and I had a great time.  (And for those of you who forgot to write it down, or it washed off you hands  ;) ..the rum is Rumchata)

Hope to see many of you in St. Louis soon!!!!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 14, 2013, 10:56:59 PM
We just left a bottle moments ago....
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Missy on October 15, 2013, 03:04:33 PM
It was a great time and the KC crew did a fabulous job.  It was fun seeing old friends and making new.

We all agree! My family & I had a great time and can't wait for the next rendezvous!!! what a great way to explore faires and meet new friends!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on October 15, 2013, 06:45:35 PM
Huzzah to this year's KC's Rendezvous organizers!  What a magnificent job everyone did.  I think I can speak for everyone when I say it was wonderful how welcome you made all of us feel.

Loved, loved, loved the Friday night meet & greet with a ton of delicious food!  And the gift exchange was so much fun.  You have a beautiful faire.  You must be so proud of it, and deservedly so.  The entire cast, including vendors, was so kind and helpful, never acting as if giving directions (dang, that map is awful!!!) was a pain or an inconvenience.

And what a surprise to win Musical Men and get a prize!!!  Non-drinker that I am, I gave the pub crawl to Goody and LeAnn, but I got the goblets, which are beautiful, and I will give them to Steve and Matt, our son, when I see them.

I second what Merlin said about the concern for patrons.  I was pretty sick on Monday, and had 1 vendor insist that I sit and rest, and he wanted to bring me pillows and a blanket!  And another cast member saw me standing  in the lanes looking a little forlorn (lost again!), and he wanted to take me to First Aid.  Luckily, I didn't need anything more than a bench to rest on, so I declined both offers, but the fact they were so concerned meant a lot.

One negative -- darn it all, even after 3 days of looking, and plopping myself for 40 minutes on Monday in a prominent lane, I never met Gem!  Well, next time.....

Thanks again to all.  This Rendezvous was a total blast!   ;D
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: iain robb on October 15, 2013, 08:00:38 PM
Halfway home, and I simply MUST add my thanks as well.  I will be more effusive after I am home and rested ...
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Delireus on October 15, 2013, 11:23:25 PM
Ah! I have to say the biggest thank you of all to everyone! It was probably the greatest day of my whole life, my boyfriend proposed! Luckily we found a big group of all of you (I feel terrible, I didn't catch all of your names) and after lunch, Brandon proposed! He had someone take photos so we even have evidence! Crying, shocked, dumbfounded evidence!  I also got some photos of the musical men game on sunday, I'll post them soon.

Everyone was so incredibly nice, thank you all again for the cider, well wishes, and a great time!

Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 16, 2013, 05:50:34 AM
Congratulations to you, Delireus. We heard at dinner with Gauwyn, et al, that you had gotten proposed to!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 16, 2013, 08:28:50 AM
*pick me!*  I was there and saw the whole thing. What a joy to be a part of it all!

A marvelous weekend enjoyed. So glad to see many familiar faces as well as meeting a few new ones. Wish we'd had name tags because sadly, I don't remember everyone (Might've had something to do with the copious amounts of beer I drank on Saturday  ::) ).

Ian, I finished the first book in the car on the way home. Well into the second one now. :-)
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Norfolk on October 16, 2013, 09:17:43 AM
First and foremost to Butch:  What a magnificent job you did, my friend.  It is clear that you busted your buns over an extended period of time to make everything come together the way it did.

Next, to those to whom Butch delegated specific task:  Well done and THANK YOU.  It could would not have gone nearly as smoothly or been as much fun without your efforts.

Finally, to all of you who attended:  Thank all of you for a weekend of FABULOUS memories.  It was truly a pleasure to be in your company.
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Ms Trish on October 16, 2013, 01:00:20 PM
Not sure how this is the Un-Official thread, but I want to throw in my heartfelt thanks for a fantastic weekend. Everyone who aided in making the 2013 RenDezVous come together did a fantastic job! It was great to meet new people and spend time with friends from afar. Your faire is beautiful!! I hope to visit again!

Congrats again to the newly engaged couple! It was an honor to be witness to the proposal!

And for the record, I returned Norfolk to the Duchess relatively unscathed and not broken!  ;)
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 16, 2013, 01:05:59 PM
Not sure how this is the Un-Official thread, but I want to throw in my heartfelt thanks for a fantastic weekend. Everyone who aided in making the 2013 RenDezVous come together did a fantastic job! It was great to meet new people and spend time with friends from afar. Your faire is beautiful!! I hope to visit again!

Congrats again to the newly engaged couple! It was an honor to be witness to the proposal!

And for the record, I returned Norfolk to the Duchess relatively unscathed and not broken!  ;)

I don't think my brother will ever be the same!!   :P
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 16, 2013, 02:06:39 PM
Not sure how this is the Un-Official thread, but I want to throw in my heartfelt thanks for a fantastic weekend. Everyone who aided in making the 2013 RenDezVous come together did a fantastic job! It was great to meet new people and spend time with friends from afar. Your faire is beautiful!! I hope to visit again!

Congrats again to the newly engaged couple! It was an honor to be witness to the proposal!

And for the record, I returned Norfolk to the Duchess relatively unscathed and not broken!  ;)

I don't think my brother will ever be the same!!   :P
My brother never was...   DAMN we had a lot of fun!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: iain robb on October 16, 2013, 08:13:02 PM
Ah, finally home, and able to take a moment to relax on my soft red pointy-arrow pillowy thing ...
(http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/iain_robb/pillow_zpsa387e81b.jpg) (http://s731.photobucket.com/user/iain_robb/media/pillow_zpsa387e81b.jpg.html)

So I ought to take a moment and thank whoever put the soft red pointy-arrow pillowy thing into the white elephant gift exchange. I can honestly say it is not only the nicest soft red pointy-arrow pillowy thing I have ever owned, it is the nicest soft red pointy-arrow pillowy thing I have ever even seen. Thank you.

Butch and crew, Rendezvous was exceptional. From the Friday night meet-and-greet, complete with food and door prizes (even two of those awesome books, The House in the Old Wood) through Saturday's festivities, wow! Well done.

You also surprised me with the hotel arrangements. That is by far the nicest Super 8 I have ever been at -- and you don't want to hear about my last two experiences at a Super 8.

And the Faire. What a Faire. Wow. Impressive in every way.

When do we do this again?
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Norfolk on October 16, 2013, 10:22:02 PM
And for the record, I returned Norfolk to the Duchess relatively unscathed and not broken!  ;)

"Not broken", true.  However, to say "relatively unscathed" is going a bit too far.  She definitely left marks this weekend!

I am contemplating a new thread entitled "The Proud Members Of Ms. Trish's Harem".
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 17, 2013, 06:25:04 AM
I thought you were going to pop a gasket Monday night, Your Grace!  ...but, I was busy having a great time with the Duchess! She is just delightful!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: William of Ware on October 17, 2013, 09:45:29 AM
It was another GREAT RenDezVous, #4 for me.  Thanks Butch and all the KCRF crew! You guys have a wonderful faire.   
Delireus, CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Glad to witness a special moment in your life.
It was great to see old friends, and make new ones as well.
I had a fun time getting there......WOW, was it worth it !!!!!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: RenStarr on October 17, 2013, 09:51:58 AM
Sounds like all who were able to attend had a great time!!  Congrats to those who orgainized the event for the out of towners. 
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 17, 2013, 10:24:05 AM
It was another GREAT RenDezVous, #4 for me.  Thanks Butch and all the KCRF crew! You guys have a wonderful faire.   
Delireus, CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Glad to witness a special moment in your life.
It was great to see old friends, and make new ones as well.
I had a fun time getting there......WOW, was it worth it !!!!!

William - will you be posting any pics?
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Norfolk on October 17, 2013, 11:24:29 AM
I thought you were going to pop a gasket Monday night, Your Grace!  ...but, I was busy having a great time with the Duchess! She is just delightful!

"Twould have been well worth TWO gaskets!

And yes, the Duchess is delightful!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 17, 2013, 11:53:18 AM
I forgot to mention that His Grace, Lord Norfolk is also a healer, and his assistance was most gratefully accepted after my Nimue twisted her ankle. Thank you again, good sir!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 17, 2013, 12:31:08 PM
I forgot to mention that His Grace, Lord Norfolk is also a healer, and his assistance was most gratefully accepted after my Nimue twisted her ankle. Thank you again, good sir!

My brother did not fall on her ankle did he?   :P
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 17, 2013, 01:32:22 PM
Does he jump on ankles?!?  ...a Renaissance Ankle Jumper Onner?!?
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Norfolk on October 17, 2013, 10:19:32 PM
I forgot to mention that His Grace, Lord Norfolk is also a healer, and his assistance was most gratefully accepted after my Nimue twisted her ankle. Thank you again, good sir!

You are more than welcome, Merlin.  I was happy to provide what little assistance I could under the circumstances.  And, please know that I was (1) probably as relived as you both were that the injury proved relatively minor, and (2) amazed at Nimue's recuperative powers.     
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 18, 2013, 05:59:22 AM
With her being in the medical profession herself, she's a horrible patient—as you all are! (Medical fact). Trust me when I say that it wasn't as much recuperative powers as it was hard-headedness.

Luckily, she has a loving spouse that tries to take care of her...before she pushes me away to make me quit bothering her.  :P  I've been putting up with her for nearly 47 years. If this goes on too long, she's going to make me angry, and you wouldn't like me when I'm angry...  ;D

She's seeing her GP today and is going to have her take another look.
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Butch on October 18, 2013, 08:33:33 AM
Let me thank everyone for coming!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Also, let me thank my fantastic crew: Cap’n Hunnar Greybeard, Delirious, Gem, and Insidiousraven.  You were all very helpful, and tackled every task with gusto!  You all really made this event a success!  Also, thank-you to HunterRose13, kcdcchef, and Lord Paulet who were there for us in the early stages.  And finally, a big thank-you to the cast and crew of the KC Renaissance Festival who were all so giving and supportive of our event!

It was truly a lot of work, but it was good to see that the plans were successful, and we were able to show all of our “Travellers from Across the Sea” everything that the Lanes of Canterbury had to offer!  I hope each of you will consider visiting our shire again!
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: JoanofWrenwyck on October 18, 2013, 06:09:19 PM
Sir NoNoBadDog and I would like to ditto MERLINs response in spades.   This was  our first Rendezvous and our first trip to the Kansas City Faire.   We are so glad we didn't miss this as it was great....because of all the neat people we met!

We are hoping that we will see some of you at the AZ Faire this coming Spring, as we would like to be sure and hook up if any of you are coming.

Thanks so much Butch and Crew for hosting this event.  You were the best of HOSTS for this event.

Anon....Joni & Dave
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Capt Spleen on October 18, 2013, 06:57:50 PM
Huzzah and Cheers to Butch and all the KC organizers!
Well put together by all of you!
Thank you to InsideousRaven for checking everyone in Friday evening, the sweet sounds played for Musical Men both days.
Good to see everyone again, plus new friends made.

One of the best RenDezVous' I have ever attended!

....now onto the "Legends of RenDezVous" thread......
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 19, 2013, 07:46:29 AM
One thing that I failed to mention... There was some serious outlay of funds to produce this event. The extraordinary medallions come to mind, along with the BBQ on Friday night... Whoever picked up the tab, I'd be more than happy to throw some money at you...I'm assuming it was Butch.  PM an address and I'll send you a check, Butch...
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Lairde Guardn on October 23, 2013, 12:51:31 AM
I was unable to make this years event so I would like to ask the organizers if you would kindly send me a pm with a breakdown of what you did this year, what worked, what didn't, what could have been better and most importantly how you brought it all together.  Anything you think would help us with planning the 2014 event.....
Thank you.
Title: Re: RenDezVous 2013 - Un-Official Thank You Thread!
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on November 29, 2013, 04:01:31 PM
Bringing back a blast from the KC Rendezvous past.......

Especially for everyone who ate at that fantastic BBQ restaurant on the Saturday night.

Yesterday for Thanksgiving, We had ribs, BBQ chicken, coleslaw and baked beans.  Remember how fantastic those baked beans were?  In that huge cup, served with a s spoon?  Well, I dug out a recipe from my mom - who has been gone 101/2 years now - for baked beans, and Sreve made them.

It blew me away.  They were almost the exact same as the beans from the restaurant.  Absolutely fabulous!  Which then brought me back such nice memories of this wonderful weekend and great faire. ;D