ragani: (Pen-hmm)
OK, life does tend to hit hard and fast sometimes. This can be a good thing, but that does not mean it is not challenging.

So, [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom and I got a place in Piedmont, which = good. We need to move before Faire starts = challenging. Add to that the idea that we would really prefer to have a camper/trailer set-up instead of a tent for Faire (we even already paid for a permit). That means we need to find one, which eats into the pack/move time. Finding one is proving to be a challenge.

Anyone out there among my friends with time to help with the move (packing/moving/use of vehicle)? We are looking at the weekend of 23/24 for most of the big stuff, but are hoping to get some done this weekend too.

How about a trailer for under $1000?

Folsom

Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:51 pm
ragani: (Meez at RenFaire)
I attended Folsom Faire for the first time ever this last weekend. It was a lovely faire, and I can see why people are fond of it. I was there at the invitation of [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom, who had stage time and other gigs through out the weekend with The Naughty Minstrels, of course. What was particularly fun for me was that I was able to wear my English garb for the first time in many years, and I had no obligations. I watched several of The Naughty Minstrels shows, got to see many friends I have not seen in ages and actually hang out with some of them. On Sunday I took up the role of troupe photographer so that there are photos of Stephanie as well. Playing with her big camera was fun (although heavy!), and I easily used all the images available to me by the last show. I look forward to seeing what we got from those shoots.

This image behind the cut was taken by [livejournal.com profile] psyche7772, and is the only one I have seen from the weekend so far.
A photo, as requested. )
ragani: (Meez at RenFaire)
I have never before attended Folsom Faire, although I have heard many good things about it and have been told I should not miss it. So, when [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom invited me to join him and The Naughty Minstrels for their annual visit I agreed to go.

It will be fun wearing my English garb for the first time in ages! I tried the bodice on yesterday and it is a bit tight, but will work (the gap is just over an inch in the front). [livejournal.com profile] gardengirl_34 has agreed to help me make sure everything works and make adjustments as needed tomorrow morning.

So, who else is going to Folsom Faire?
ragani: (henna)
Friday night game night went very well. The playlist was appreciated and set the mood well. We had nearly as big a turn out as last time, which even included the host of another game night, who skipped out on one of his own groups scheduled events to join us!

I slept in my own bed that night and got to faire late Saturday morning. Miss L ended up being the only henna artist there for the first hour or so, which is ironic since she was pulled in to be our back-up artist this year. Business was good and kept me and the other artists busy most of the weekend.

Saturday night I was pleased to have, for the first time, remembered in advance to bring the proper attire to attend Black & Pearl. Ironically, it took so long for the other shows to end before it started, I got distracted, and ended up in a rather nice RV drinking Manhattans with [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom and several other Naughty Minstrels. It really was difficult to convince myself to leave for the ball when I was sitting comfortably inside on a wing back chair with the occasional bachelor(ette) party crashing by and plenty of interesting conversations to keep me entertained.

Sunday I made my first real pilgrimage to Casa de Diner to wait for the traffic to disperse. [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom and I tagged onto [livejournal.com profile] gypsy_ritsa and her boy and eventually got a table and slow but friendly service. We kept telling her we were in no hurry when she apologized for the slow service - really it was that or sitting in traffic with low blood sugar.

Over dinner I asked what everyone's highlights had been so far at this Ren Faire. I think it would be fun to hear from any of the others who have been working faire this year their answer to the same question. Since I don't want to spoil the answers (yeah, I want you to think on your own about this one), I ask that you reply without looking at other responses.

So, what are your highlights so far from 2007 Northern Ren Faire?

Ugh!

Sep. 28th, 2007 10:43 am
ragani: (Floating)
Who ordered rain!? I would think after last weekend, we would know better. Sigh...
ragani: (Floating)
Working from home gives me more time to troll web sites like Tribe, so I was able to check out the topics in the various Faire tribes, etc. today.

An item of note to all my NorCalRenFaire attending friends, dress warmly! It looks like summer is really over, and we will probably find ourselves suddenly dealing with rain! If not rain during the weekend, at least some rain during the week, and cold temperatures to follow.

"Persons living in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas should be prepared for a significant weather change beginning on Wednesday. Even light amounts of rain will result in slippery conditions on roadways due to months of dry weather allowing oil residues to build up. Those planning hunting or camping trips into the hills should be prepared for cool and blustery weather with isolated showers and possible thunderstorms."

Weather or not you attend Faire, this is likely to effect the entire bay area, so those who have been looking forward to the cool weather, your time has come.

I am packing my extra warm fleece PJs. Now I f only I had a sleeping bag that was big enough to fit an extra person inside to keep me warm.
ragani: (Default)
It looks like this weekend will be dedicated to Renaissance Faires.

I need to go down to the casa site sometime this weekend to get my paperwork taken care of (camping passes, etc.). It would be nice to coordinate this with others that need to make the trip and carpool if possible. Even if not, I am sure I will see plenty of friendly faces there. I am also looking for regular carpoolers to join me in the trip down regularly on Friday evenings, and back again on Sunday, throughout the run of faire.

The other faire in town, this weekend only, is the Golden Gate Renaissance Festival (http://www.sffaire.com) in San Francisco. I have never been, and would love to go check it out. Anyone else going? If so, when?

I am flexible about which days this weekend I do either of these things, but rather not try to fit them in on the same day.

Hmm...

Dec. 15th, 2005 03:14 pm
ragani: (Default)

Seeing as Dawn_Readhead says she has a ticket for me, I think I will be going on Saturday to Dickens Faire as planned afterall. I really did not want to venture out by myself, mainly because of the hassle it is to get there and park for just one person. Of course, at this point, it still looks like I am going to be alone in my car, unless I can find people to carpool with, or to pick me up at BART in SF and drop me off later.

Who else is going on Saturday as a guest? Who is working there that day?

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