Re: [SCA Newcomers] Renfaire
- I personally have done some research on the web and
feel that I have a reasonable of Irish garb of the
1540's. But I still think the "fantasy" garb archives
the basic goal of "an attempt at medieval clothing"
and does ad to the historic flavor of the event. I
don't dress 1oo percent correct I wear what I want.
"Creative Anachronism" "The Way It Should Have Been"
and all that.
The biggest problem I have with Rennies is the Chain
They are so NOT period it's unbelievable. But like
Paige said there are also people who walk around in
fairy wings. Just not period.
- I've been to a few RenFaires (comercial) in my area(CT) and I will
have to say I am pretty liberal about things (live and let live and
all that). Some of them have been CLEARLY family events complete with
dress and behaivior requirements. Others have been more freewheeling.
And a third group were wild at some times and pretty tame at others.
That being said, I would not have had a problem taking my own
children to any of them. My daughter however thought King Richards
Faire(MA)(the biggest) was WAY too wild for kids and was shocked that
people had thier kids there (complete with the chainmaile bikinis
On the other hand I am currently raising two children who are wards
of the state and I would think twice (and ask three times) before
bringing them to a RenFaire. There just wasn't enough line between
acceptable areas and behaviors and the "adult stuff".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Pardus <Shadocat@...> wrote:
> I've only ever been to the Georgia ren-faire. . . and I would have
> say it has a family friendly environment. I had no idea there
> some that compared to Mardi Gras.
> - Pardus.
> jennifer w townsend wrote:
> > Well, I have to say that when my man said he was into SCA (after
> > explaining what that was) at first I was mortified. 'He's into
> > father and I went to a Renfaire and it was the most the disgusting
> > experience ever (yes, I'm a bit conservative, but
> > Think Mardi Gras and Fiesta combined and beginning when the gates
> > could not believe people had their children there. We paid for
> > tickets and only spent a half day there. In the two years I've
> > man, I have come around. I still have not attended a 'real' event
> > live on two different continents but am very impressed with his
> > group (Holmrike) and look forward to giving it a fair chance.
> > I can understand why SCA should not want to endorse Renfaire at
> > what Hugh Hefner is to Shakespearre.
> > Jeneuer de Newcastle
> > in but not of Bjornsborge