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Title: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on May 21, 2008, 01:37:24 PM
I will post for GCRF.   GCRF/Mobile will take place on November 15th/16th 2008.  Come see the finest jousting anywhere(IMHO).  Middle-eastern Dancers, vendors, exquisite food.   Held at the Mobile fair grounds.  Come on, Come all.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Phillip McGuinness on May 21, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
I'll be there!  ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on May 25, 2008, 09:17:23 AM
I'll be there!  ;D

I think a few other people will be happy to hear that as well...like me for instance LOL :)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on August 27, 2008, 02:03:50 PM
I think this thread needs to be up in the major portions of the faires in the South.

Maybe subdivide the host category by states, so the smaller ones are easier to find.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on September 23, 2008, 08:44:38 PM
Hmm, I thought that I'd be there, but it turns out that it's M'Crack invasion at CRF.  Still not definite plans yet, so still up in the air.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on September 24, 2008, 05:48:23 PM
And what happened to the thread for the Gulf Coast Faire @ Pensacola?
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on September 26, 2008, 03:19:35 PM
Pensacola will most likely show up again right after the 1st of the year, here in smaller faires.  I will post the info when I get it.  It got lost when the hackers drove us off to this new site, so it will take some time to build back up.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: James Elwyn on October 05, 2008, 06:30:20 PM
Sir Jason reporting in, your majesty.

While I probably won't be in my official capacity of King's Guard, I am definitely planning on coming down to the faire this year. I look forward to seeing everyone again!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 06, 2008, 09:18:28 AM
Well Sir Jason:

Thou willst be most welcome.  I am sure I can find usefull things for you to do.  Mayhap training the new guards in their duties.  Make sure that you are not charged for entering the gates.  Call for me if you need to.


King Allyn The Only
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Rolando Darkjester on October 10, 2008, 12:49:12 PM
I too will be there! With Amethyst Cottage and the Woodbabies,

M'Lady Tempest dost thou need my drumming skills this year?

Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on October 14, 2008, 11:56:41 AM
I do! I Do!  I was going to drop you a line next week!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Just Jesse on October 14, 2008, 10:55:11 PM
im comin with my bretherin
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Jean Pierre Dewell on October 15, 2008, 08:28:33 PM
 Bonjour all!!
 Well if everything works out I might be there in my Musketeer glory lol.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 16, 2008, 08:48:14 AM
Bonjour all!!
 Well if everything works out I might be there in my Musketeer glory lol.

Jean-Pierre:

Well met my friend.  Besure to say hello when you get there.  I will be around some where.

King Allyn the Only
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: James Elwyn on October 24, 2008, 12:49:08 AM
Has there been any word as to whether or not Labrynthe will be attending this year?
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 24, 2008, 08:28:44 AM
Has there been any word as to whether or not Labrynthe will be attending this year?

Sir James:

I do not believe they will be as they are not on the schedule.  And unfortunately even if they were the light of your intention(the redhead) is no longer with them.

King A.....
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Just Jesse on October 29, 2008, 01:00:15 AM
whos going?
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 29, 2008, 09:30:03 AM
Lots and lots of people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Just Jesse on October 29, 2008, 01:14:18 PM
well theen me and my crusader will be there on sat
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 29, 2008, 01:22:51 PM
well theen me and my crusader will be there on sat

Is your crusader of the wee variety???????
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: James Elwyn on October 29, 2008, 11:46:31 PM

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I do not believe they will be as they are not on the schedule.  And unfortunately even if they were the light of your intention(the redhead) is no longer with them.

Indeed, I was aware that Jessie was no longer among them. I was just curious as they are one of the few acts us as guardsmen were familiar with on a semi-personal level. More-so than just, "Hey, look at that group over there."

But yes, twas sad news indeed when it was known Jessie was no longer part of the group.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on October 30, 2008, 01:54:08 AM
One of these days I'll make it to this Faire!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 30, 2008, 10:19:27 AM
One of these days I'll make it to this Faire!

If it would help I could make your appearance a command.  You cannot say no to the King............
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: fionasfancies on November 02, 2008, 10:23:45 PM
We will be there!  We invite all guests and patrons to come visit our booth -

Fiona's Fancies - offering the finest in historical costume accessories.

We offer a wide variety of pewter pendants for either ladies or gentleman, brooches and pins, pendants, beaded jewelry of all types, historically accurate jewels such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and our famous feather fans fit for royalty!

You can view a few pictures of our designs at www.fionasfancies.com - the web site is a work in progress, but there is a picture gallery available.

Please drop by to visit us at the faire!  You might even chance to find Lady Fiona singing somewhere at the faire or even at the booth.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

Lady Fiona MacLachlan,
(Heather Batey)
Fiona's Fancies
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Just Jesse on November 08, 2008, 01:11:42 PM
see you guys this saterday and sunday. we own a house in dauphin island, so now we can go both days
(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h117/jessemims/uses.jpg)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on November 10, 2008, 01:09:43 AM
One of these days I'll make it to this Faire!

If it would help I could make your appearance a command.  You cannot say no to the King............


I DO believe that will be unnecessary... as I've discussed with you this weekend, I intend to make it next season.
I just have to fit it into the schedule and pray no unforeseen's come up...
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 11, 2008, 07:40:42 AM
I shall look forward to it my friend.   We had a great time at the faire with all of the folk that we met and mayhap some day they can all come up to one of our faires.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on November 11, 2008, 07:40:47 PM
Maybe we can invade Alabama next year!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 12, 2008, 05:57:03 AM
I will look forward to it.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 12, 2008, 10:12:38 AM
See everyone this weekend!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: James Elwyn on November 13, 2008, 10:14:15 PM
Your Majesty, you made mention that I should talk to the gate attendant to ensure I would not have to pay to attend. Should I just give you my name so that it can be given to the gatekeeper, so they know who to look for?


In case that's the route you want to go, the name to leave the gate attendants is "Jason Chandler."

Many thanks, and I shall see everyone Saturday.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Bugsy on November 14, 2008, 09:19:13 AM
I wish I could have made my plans to make it!!

I hope to see lots of pictures though  ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 17, 2008, 06:38:50 PM
Well the 2008 edition of the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire has come and gone.  We met lots of old friends and made some new ones.  The Queen has almost depleted the treasury so once again I must raise the peasants taxes.  Cei La Vie.    Many new vendors, and one rather devious bird by the name of Captain Jack Sparrow.  He was a hoot(pun intended)  He will be there for the Pensacola version.   I hope a lot of people took lots of pictures and can get them posted.

HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 19, 2008, 09:00:59 AM
We had a great time and it was nice to see some returning faces-like Faire Wynds.  Just to be sure-was that Knights of Valour? If so, they sure have changed their show format!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 19, 2008, 10:09:57 AM
Yes that was the Knights of Valour.  How so did they change their show format?????
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Bugsy on November 19, 2008, 10:39:05 AM
I just asked, he said they didn't change their format at all, but perhaps it looked different to some because Shane wasn't there.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 19, 2008, 11:35:52 AM
there was a small difference in how they did the lance and rings and the spearing of the hay bales, but that was minor and done to accomodate the setting sun on Saturday.  due to the logistics of the troup Shane was in Sarasota for a 2 weekend faire to try and sew that up for future years.  The Mobile faire got the alternative knights because it is an established faire and everything was run by the director and he was cool with it.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 19, 2008, 12:40:48 PM
Yes that was the Knights of Valour.  How so did they change their show format?????

Last time they used the Queen song in honor of Heath Ledger but the Rock Song intros seem to be a permanent part and how they did the horse trailer setup was different -i.e. we could walk into the field instead of climbing the fence and the squires seemed different.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 19, 2008, 03:16:02 PM
Yes that was the Knights of Valour.  How so did they change their show format?????

Last time they used the Queen song in honor of Heath Ledger but the Rock Song intros seem to be a permanent part and how they did the horse trailer setup was different -i.e. we could walk into the field instead of climbing the fence and the squires seemed different.

Yeah that was due to Shane not being there.  Charlie brought only 2 horse on 1 trailer so there was a lot more room at that end of the field.  when Shane is there he has that huge horse van that takes up the whole end of the joust field plus they may have the 5th wheel as well plus the pickup to haul it.  They have had to pick up some new squires, but for the most part the guys that were there are the usual crew for Mobile and Pensacola.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on December 08, 2008, 06:52:04 PM
I have this one penciled into next year's agenda... I am hoping it pans out!!!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Lairde Guardn on January 10, 2009, 12:21:40 AM
Is there a link to the web page for this faire?
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: dbaldock on January 10, 2009, 10:49:39 AM
http://www.gcrf.net/
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on January 11, 2009, 07:24:31 AM
Mobile is almost a year away, we are getting ready for Pensacola in March right now.  Once the version is over we will start thinking of Mobile.  However keeping checking this board for the Queen and I will have an important announcement for Pensacola 2010.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on January 31, 2009, 03:05:53 PM
I still have this penciled in...
 ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Just Jesse on February 16, 2009, 07:08:54 PM
so, there's a fair next month in Pensacola? Do yall think it will be very pirate oriented, because im tired of being a knight templar.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on February 16, 2009, 07:56:00 PM
Our contract usually says "pirate Chaos" so if that's an indicator... ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on February 24, 2009, 08:27:11 AM
Ok.. We are just over a week out.  Who is going?? ;)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on February 24, 2009, 11:30:00 AM
Well it is sort of a given that if I am breathing, above the ground, and no one is shoveling dirt in my face that We will be there, as well as our companions Sir Donaldo and Lady Dierdre.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on February 24, 2009, 08:31:47 PM
Well, I may not know where I'm going to sleep yet, but I'll be there!! :D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on March 19, 2009, 02:41:59 PM
I am on my honour to be there next season, so ye should expect me
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on March 20, 2009, 09:54:56 AM
I just noticed this.  It would seem that the last few posts in this thread were put in the wrong place.   This thread is for MOBILE and the last few posts were regarding PENSACOLA.   Oh Well.........
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on March 20, 2009, 09:58:45 AM
oopsie!!!  :P
ok, scratch that... I'll be at Pensacola


It's not my fault
I may have been drinking
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on March 20, 2009, 11:24:42 AM
It's not my fault
I may have been drinking

And this is bad   WWWHHHHYYYYYYYY??????????????????????
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on March 20, 2009, 07:26:34 PM
It's not my fault
I may have been drinking

And this is bad   WWWHHHHYYYYYYYY??????????????????????

never said it was bad...
not at all...
not once!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on March 21, 2009, 11:01:30 AM
oopsie!!!  :P
ok, scratch that... I'll be at Pensacola


It's not my fault
I may have been drinking

Ok.. It may not be your fault, but I doubt you'll be at Pensacola since it's already happened... ;)  LOL.  So I'm guessing we'll see you in Mobile in November...
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Count Adolfo on March 25, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
oopsie!!!  :P
ok, scratch that... I'll be at Pensacola


It's not my fault
I may have been drinking

Ok.. It may not be your fault, but I doubt you'll be at Pensacola since it's already happened... ;)  LOL.  So I'm guessing we'll see you in Mobile in November...

No, you'll see me at Pensacola... next season.
November is booked here.
Title: David Plieth (Photographer Needs Prayer.)
Post by: Diablo on April 24, 2009, 10:20:04 AM
Hello,

This is Todd "Diablo" Kirby of the Gypsy Band, Labyrinthe. I hope this E-mail finds everyone well. We miss you guys terribly. Whenever we get this group of ours rebuilt (For the 18th time. lol.) we will once again darken the courts with our song and dance. It's a good thing that our lovely Luri has won favor with the King. It's hard to play and dance when ones head is rolling in the gutter. We so hope to see you all very soon.

Now.... This message is concerning a friend here in Nashville, TN. His name is David Plieth, Anyone at Tennessee, Michigan, Gulf Coast or Mobile Faires has probably seen him taking pictures.

Dave works in research at Vanderbilt in Nashville. (He's one of the many people over there working on a cure for Cancer.) Well, Dave presently needs alot of prayer and good thoughts sent his way.

Three weeks ago today (Ironically on April 1st.) Dave went into the hospital for full body numbness, slurred speech and blurred vision. I went by his house in the morning before work and heard him calling my name. I went in and found him in his bedroom where he indicated he needed me to dial 911. He couldn't even dial the phone. The paramedics came in, carted him out and took him to the Vanderbilt ER. By that afternoon he was on a breathing tube and in the Neurology Intensive Care Unit where's he's been ever since.

He is being diagnosed as having a very rare disorder called "Bickerstaff Syndrome", also known as "Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis". It is very very similar to Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Bickerstaff Syndrome is an immune disorder. He apparently had pneumonia and instead of attacking the problem, his body attacked his brain stem.

Luckily there is NO brain damage and Dave is expected to make a 90 / 100 % recovery but it's going to take time. There's talk of him being in the hospital for 6 months before he can even go home and that this may take him a year to deal with. There will be alot of physical therapy and possibly speech therapy. Still, the scenario is a positive one. On that morning I thought he'd had a Stroke.... Thank goodness it wasn't that.

Here's some info on Bickerstaff Syndrome:
http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40001209/

Here's some info on Guillain-Barre Syndrome:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillain-Barr%C3%A9_syndrome

His Brother and Sister-in-law came down from Detroit and have been here taking care of him and his finances, etc. His father was here as well but tragically had a massive stroke and died in the ICU while visiting Dave.... This is hard to believe I know but this happened Wed. April 15th. Everyone except Dave got to attend his Fathers funeral.

Then, in the early AM hours of 4-23, Dave had to have emergency surgery as the food tube they had running into his stomach came undone and dripped "food" into his abdomen. This was apparently going on for a day, maybe two so they had to go in and clean all that out and replace the food tube. Now, they've got him doped and tubed up again.

He had been looking forward to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in May. Obviously, he won't be able to make it this year and I know that's driving him absolutely crazy. (He goes out there every day of Faire from start to finish.) Hopefully next year he will be able to attend. I was thinking that, this year it'd be nice to bring elements of the Faire to him.... I'm gonna be at TN Ren on the first day and try to get a bunch of performers, etc. to take pictures and sign a piece of posterboard or something. I think that would make his month. Please do keep Dave in your thoughts and prayers. If you know him, E-mail me at X_Todd_Kirby_X@Yahoo.com and we can talk more.

If you want to send cards, please send to: Dave Plieth, 3120 Kinross Ave. Nashville, TN. 37211 (His brother and myself will make sure he gets them.)

Todd "Diablo" Kirby.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on April 30, 2009, 10:07:02 AM
Have responded in the Pensacola forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on September 23, 2009, 06:23:20 PM
This definitely is for the Mobile faire.   There has been a change of venue.  We will NOT be at the faire grounds, we will be at the Hank Aaron Stadium which is just a bit further down I-65 just before the split-off of I-10. So make sure you note that and do not go to the old site. 
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Musketeer1966 on October 20, 2009, 09:40:10 PM
Bonjour All!!
 Well last year was a no go for me and I wish I could make it but I HOPE this year I can make it so long nothing happens again lol. Thanks for the info Blakduke and hope to meet you one day lol
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 22, 2009, 10:02:24 AM
Jean Pierre

Hope to see you in Mobile.  I have looked over the site and with a bit of imagination I think we can make it work.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on October 29, 2009, 11:31:26 AM
The only sad thing (to me anyway) is that the rumor is that we will only be able to buy from the food vendors of the Stadium. That would be sad considering the wonderful food purveyors that are usually there :( On the other side,the new The Shed BBQ (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Mobile-AL/The-Shed-BBQ-Blues-Joint-Mobile-AL-Location/120184178903?ref=nf) should (fingers crossed) be opening that weekend and is 15 minutes from the site.

The faire is running an hour later on Saturday (7:00 pm!) and we have two hour-long time slots that day.  For the first time in four years we'll be doing our kid's  Stage Acts (http://www.phoenixswords.com/stage.html) and our Fire Show (http://www.phoenixswords.com/fire.html) will be only 15 minutes.

Our rival factions this year are Robspierre's Big Salle and Capt. Bob's (remember the Love Pirate?) School of Captainly Arts.  We'll be combining our historical shows and stage shows for the longer slot so that will be new as well.

Drunk and Sailor (http://www.facebook.com/search/?init=srp&sfxp=&o=2&q=Drunk+and+sailor#/pages/Drunk-Sailor/45435866725?ref=nf) will be on hand to sing and join us in the fight shows

New faces too :)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 09, 2009, 10:12:12 AM
See everyone this weekend!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 17, 2009, 12:40:42 PM
OY-YEZ! OY-YEZ! OY-YEZ!!!!!!!

HARKEN YE ONE AND ALL!!!!!!!!!!

The Mobile edition of the GCRF has come and gone.  The Mobile venue changed from the fair grounds to the Henry Aaron Stadium.
There were pros and cons.  The site was stated by some to be smaller than the fairgrounds but I saw people come in the front gate and never saw them the rest of tha day and I am usually all over the place not just at the ale house and at the Arabia stage
watch the belly dancers, contrary to what the Queen says.   Needless to say there were negative comments as there always is when you change locations.   GHowever there were also positive comments.  The negative comments centered on one area and that is being looked and should be attended to by next faire.   The weather was excellent for both days, and for the most part from all the comments I head a good time was had by all.   The Queen and I both look forward to seeing all of you that can make it at next years event.   


King ALLYN the Only 
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on July 01, 2010, 09:07:50 AM
Mobile Renaissance Faire! Held each year in Mobile for the past 9 years! The 9th Annual Mobile Renaissance Faire will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at ABBA SHRINERS TEMPLE GROUNDS, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, Alabama 36695.  Faire will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day.


New Site-has anyone been to this location? I'd love to know what to expect, there is limited information on Google earth.

And looking on Google, I guess they used to host cage matches and boxing so going to be a tough crowd
O.o
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on July 01, 2010, 09:53:09 AM
Mobile Renaissance Faire! Held each year in Mobile for the past 9 years! The 9th Annual Mobile Renaissance Faire will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at ABBA SHRINERS TEMPLE GROUNDS, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, Alabama 36695.  Faire will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day.


New Site-has anyone been to this location? I'd love to know what to expect, there is limited information on Google earth.

And looking on Google, I guess they used to host cage matches and boxing so going to be a tough crowd
O.o

Temper:

As I am only 4 hours away I will try to get down there within the month or so and take some pictures and get an idea of the lay of the land.

The BLAKDUKE AKA KING ALLYN
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on July 01, 2010, 10:04:01 AM
BTW  Where did you get this info?  It is not on the faires website.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on July 06, 2010, 09:41:30 AM
http://www.mzrf.us/ (http://www.mzrf.us/) :)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Lady Lil on July 06, 2010, 09:55:15 PM
I got very limited info too on my search. Possibly a RV campsite? Sandy terrain? Scrub Pine trees? I'm not real sure, just going by what little satellite picture I could see. Blakduke if you can get there and send pictures that would be great. I'm 3 1/2 hours away and if I get over there I'll do the same. Thanks!!! Either way, I can't wait  ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on July 07, 2010, 06:37:49 AM
For performers there is campsites available, I called.   for non-performers there are some campgrounds around the area.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Lady Lil on July 07, 2010, 09:41:18 PM
Thanks, if you find out any more info, please keeps us posted. :)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on July 08, 2010, 08:23:39 AM
Yes! Thank you, your Majesty :)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on September 30, 2010, 06:55:01 PM
I have been on a suppossed 9 month contract in Jacksonville Florida.  As it goes with things like this the client cancelled the project after 2 months.  As such I was unable to get to Mobile during the last 2 months.  Now there may be a chance for me to get there in the next 3 to 4 weekends if I don't get another contract soon.  In any event the GCRF Mobile version is 1 1/2 months away as the clock turns.  So get out your garb, polish you weaponry, and let's get ready to have fun.

The BLAKDUKE     
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 31, 2010, 10:11:54 AM
2 weeks to faire and counting.........................
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 01, 2010, 12:37:59 PM
So did anyone get a chance to check out the site?
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 04, 2010, 06:53:02 AM
Only 1 1/2 weeks to go.   I have not had a chance to go.   Maybe this saturday(but I doubt it).  We may just have to wing it. 
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 07, 2010, 08:35:56 AM
5 DAYS TO GO.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 17, 2010, 11:17:54 AM
Despite the small grounds I thought this went well.
When we went out to dinner we received some feedback from a patron that I'll pass on to Steve that may indicate why numbers were down. Plus, three competing events.

Overall, I liked the ABBA Shrine although Google had the wrong location (Thank goodness for early signage)
Having porta-potties AND indoor bathrooms was nice. It was easy to find with the signs and having access to the site on three sides was a real boon.

Anyone else have observations?
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 17, 2010, 11:31:36 AM
I liked the new grounds as well.  It has room for expansion so I think it bodes well for the future.  The one negative comment I heard was the change of venue for the last two years.  If we can keep this venue for a while it will help.  The only way to keep from bucking up against competing events is to move it out of November, and I don't think that is going to happen.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on December 29, 2010, 09:30:43 AM
Hi Folks,

hope everyone noted the date change!
New Date is February 26-27, 2011-
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=151231894927983&id=16003555&ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment_reply#!/profile.php?id=100000232159598
NOTE: gcrf.us crashes Firefox


Looks like rehearsal for Phoenix starts THIS week Yikes!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on February 12, 2011, 11:04:00 AM
Well we are 2 weeks away from faire date.  who is and is not coming?  For those of you who know her there is a possibility the Queen B. might be able to attend.  The faire was backed up a week due to Mardi-Gras cometh early this year and no one wants to compete with that.  So dust off the garb and make plans to attend.  We are in need of a good weekend.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on February 12, 2011, 01:29:16 PM
I should be able to be there. :)  Totally excited! 
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on February 12, 2011, 03:11:18 PM
TAKE NOTE...... THIS WAS THE MOBILE THREAD AND IS MIS-POSTED.  THE FAIRE AT THE END OF THE MONTH IS FOR PENSACOLA, N O T......   MOBILE.       DO NOT GO TO MOBILE.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: LadyDracolich on February 13, 2011, 12:39:25 PM
I swear I will NOT go to Mobile... Well, not until the Mobile faire... ;) 
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on May 22, 2011, 11:19:54 AM
10th annual Mobile Renaissance Faire on
Nov. 12-13, 2011 at http://www.abbashrine.org (http://www.abbashrine.org) on Hitt Road in Mobile, Alabama
from 10 am to 5 pm each day.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on May 23, 2011, 05:15:10 PM
Temper:

Where did you get your information.  There is nothing on the weblink that you supplied their event list only goes to August, and the faire directory still has 2008 date and venue.


NEVERMIND  I FOUND IT ON THE GCRF SITE.  SMALL NOTICE THOUGH.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 14, 2011, 09:56:28 AM
Well time is getting short.  1 month to go for fun and games.

Who's coming?????????????????
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Captain Teague on October 14, 2011, 12:54:12 PM
We have been the last couple of years. Will try again.  ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on November 07, 2011, 11:06:53 AM
See Everyone this weekend!
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 09, 2011, 07:41:17 AM
AMEN.   only a couple of days to  go.  It is extremely important that this weekend goes well.  The future of this faire depends on it.................
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Captain Teague on November 09, 2011, 09:23:55 AM
We will definitely be there, finally got work to confirm the dates off.  ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 09, 2011, 12:05:48 PM
make sure you present yourself to us during the day.............
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Captain Teague on November 09, 2011, 06:57:25 PM
Oh, just throw sticks at me and get my attention.  ;D
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Lady Gryphon on November 10, 2011, 02:10:56 PM
Saturday he will more than likely be in the garb he has on in his Profile photo, including Nogard.  I'll be dress as Lady Gryphon.  Don't know what I'll be wearing Sunday, but by then you know who we are. 

what role to you play at faire so we can look for you.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Captain Teague on November 10, 2011, 02:14:54 PM
Ummm....disregard hers and mine comments.....I read back through and certainly determined your role, My Liege...... ;D  *Sweeping Bow*
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on November 10, 2011, 04:30:15 PM
No  the photo in my Avatar is my alter ego.  My garb at both GCRF is more royal.  Just look for the crown and you should find me.

King Allyn The Only
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: Captain Teague on November 12, 2011, 11:54:31 PM
HEY, I'm FAMOUS!
(for about 2 seconds, anyway ) :P

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Stepping-Back-in-Time-at-the-Mobile-Renaissance/tR-pUAwsFEijqHcToP7xDw.cspx (http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Stepping-Back-in-Time-at-the-Mobile-Renaissance/tR-pUAwsFEijqHcToP7xDw.cspx)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on February 01, 2012, 04:48:10 PM
The new website name is www.mzrf.us
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on July 31, 2012, 06:00:06 PM
It seems that we have BAD tidings......  According to the web site the Mobile zoo faire for 2012 has been cancelled.  I can't say I am surprised, I have been kind of expecting it.   If anybody can confirm this I would apprciate it.


08/12/12  It is official.  I talked to Steve on Friday and in his words 'Mobile is NOT Cancelled it is POSTPONED FOR 2012'  Steve ever the lawyer, ya gotta love him.  Mobile will be on next year in 2013.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on October 24, 2012, 06:43:36 PM
bump

Just make sure that everyone is aware of N O  M O B I L E this november
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on September 05, 2013, 04:59:04 PM
Bump:

It seems that the postponement has carried over to this year as well. Not sure why but that is the info I got.
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on July 10, 2014, 02:19:29 PM
Should we start a new topic for the Mobile Faire-new name, new location, same owners

http://www.yesteadyhands.com/GulfCoastRenaissanceFaire (http://www.yesteadyhands.com/GulfCoastRenaissanceFaire)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mobile-Renaissance-Faire-and-Piratefest/278983372283610 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mobile-Renaissance-Faire-and-Piratefest/278983372283610)
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on July 10, 2014, 04:25:51 PM
WHAT NO PHOTOS OF THE KING???????????????????????????????????????
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: BLAKDUKE on August 20, 2014, 07:10:40 AM
This thread should be locked and closed out.  There will be no more faire at Mobile.

A new thread should be opened and as soon as Steve gives the word I will take that on. 
Title: Re: Gulf Coast Faire @ Mobile
Post by: temper on October 06, 2014, 02:40:13 PM
Since this is in four weeks I'm going to pop this up until the new thread

This faire is going to be at the owner's hard site for the first time and I'm looking forward to it
Here's a satellite view
https://www.google.com/maps/place/30510+Osprey+Ln,+Robertsdale,+AL+36567/@30.6678087,-87.6090988,1886m/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/30510+Osprey+Ln,+Robertsdale,+AL+36567/@30.6678087,-87.6090988,1886m/data=)!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x889a7747d0381193:0x617ba0dabc40e64b?hl=en

And they'll be doing a special Friday night Fright Nite
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mobile-Renaissance-Faire-and-Piratefest/278983372283610 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mobile-Renaissance-Faire-and-Piratefest/278983372283610)

see you all there