Monday, December 28, 2015
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame- My friend Jon Soto, his fiancée and his family manned a table at the event. They sold tee shirts and other souvenirs dealing with the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
One of the best events I saw was the Coronas Circus Hollywood.
For those of you that are interested, my novel; Legend of the Mystic Knights
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
I have been in the process of writing the sequel to "Legend of the Mystic Knights", I am in the final process of finishing the book, before I send it to my publisher. Hopefully, it will be accepted and then the editing process can begin.
So now you have a sense to the sequel of "Legend of the Mystic Knights", there are many more monsters and creatures planned in my sequel, and we will cover more next week. I hope that if you have not already, you will get a copy of my current novel, and also the sequel when it comes out.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Monday, June 22, 2015
Now back to the Mutton and Mead Festival. This yearly event is not put on as a faire to entertain people, it benefits local causes. It hosts a food drive for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and alos raised money for the Montague Common Hall. I noticed when I first got the fair that the parking was set in a large field, and it was completely full. Having this many people at a two-day medieval festival is rather impressive, and I soon found out why.
As many of you know, I have attended numerous types of medieval and renaissance festivals in recent years. Without any reservation, I can say this was the most fun I have ever had at one of these types of events. I was totally impressed with how this festival was run, and the entertainment, and vendors at this show.
The Brotherhood of Arrows and Swords- This is a group which dedicates themselves in the living aspect of medieval history. They do demonstrations to educate the public about this era in history. I was privileged enough to see one of their demonstrations, and they are very informative and educational. You can find more about them on Facebook.
CIRQUE DU SEWER- Is one of the funniest and entertaining shows I have ever seen. Melissa Arleth is the performer of this show, along with her trained RATS. As she stated in this show, “Her rats are probably the most accurate part of a renaissance faire.”
If you have ever get a chance to see her show, you will be impressed with her comedy, agility and flexibility, along with how talented and smart her rodents are.
I was lucky enough to get some pretty good leather at the faire, at a very reasonable price from Tandy Leather.
Now back to the Mutton and Mead Festival. This yearly event is not put on as a faire to entertain people, it benefits local causes. It hosts a food drive for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and alos raised money for the Montague Common Hall.
I noticed when I first got the fair that the parking was set in a large field, and it was completely full. Having this many people at a two-day medieval festival is rather impressive, and I soon found out why.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I live in Upstate NY; this area gives us several things, long winters and short summers. And it is during these short summer season that I like attend many events. These include the numerous town, and county fairs, and of course Medieval and Renaissance Faires. (I hope you noticed I spell fairs when I am dealing with the typical fair with rides and games of chance, and that I used the old English version “Faire”, for the medieval type).
I did not always attend the medieval style faires. I believe my fascination with this started with my marital arts/military training. I once taught knife fighting; I am not speaking of defense against a knife, but how to use a knife in combat. My interest this led to learn more about edged weapons, including swords.
When you learn about swords, you inevitably study about knights. Combine this with my interest in history, and it led to me to understand how people lived during the medieval period. Naturally this also led to the medieval faire.
My first experience at a medieval faire was attending the Sterling Renaissance Festival, in Sterling, NY outside of Oswego. (The name of this town is very similar to Sterling Forest N.Y., which hosts a renaissance festival, but is 6 hours away.)
Since my first adventure at the Sterling faire, I have attended numerous renaissance and medieval faires over the years. This past weekend I attended the New York Capitol District Renaissance Faire,
It is located at the Indian Ladder Farms, which is set in a picturesque valley surrounded by hills and mountains. The farm is noted for its apple and strawberry picking and hosts other events throughout the year. Even if you never go to one of these annual events, take the time to go visit it, you will not regret that decision.
At this faire they had the typical medieval entertainment at such as; Belly dancers, knights, performers, and different varieties of food. The following are some of the people I met.
SCA-(Society for Creative Anachronism, The Eastern Kingdom) I must say this group changed my perception of them. It may have been their name, but I had always assumed they were people playing medieval combat without any regard for historical significance of what they were doing. I will admit, I Could NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. This group is not only dedicated to fighting techniques (and from what I saw, they did very accurately too), but are also committed to educating people about the medieval world. I was so impressed with this group that I am planning on getting involved with them in the future.