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This is the place to find out more about some of the Rennies, weekend Rennies
and Rennie-wannabes that can be found at any faire.
I also showcase photos taken by fellow faire goers -
I'm not the only one who runs about the faire with a fairy box!
Valentine's Gallery of Rogues
If you have a picture of yourself taken at a faire, or a picture you have
taken of a friend or family member at a faire,
you can email me a GIF or JPG file and the story that goes with it.
Please attach the GIF or JPG to the email rather than including
it in the body of the message; my mail reader knows how to handle
attachements, but gives me garbage if the image is inline.
If I like the story, and the image is good (meaning I can create a
thumbnail image from the original), you may just see yourself
in the Rogues' Gallery at some future date!
Remember, click on the small images to see the full-sized picture.
All images are Copyright © by the photographer.
Michael, Jane & Andrea Schmid
Michael, his wife Jane and step-daughter Andrea hale from Dallas, where
they attend Scarborough and Hawkwood quite frequently.
They can also be found at various other faires (the family portrait was taken
at the Colorado Renaissance Faire in Larkspur, Colorado).
Send email to Michael
Let me introduce myself. My name is Mike Subler. I've been going to fairs
for about 12 years. This year (1997) I've been to 3 different ones. I hope to go
to 4 next year. I need to work on my accent. Hope to see you at a fair
Send email to Mike
weekend at the Tx Ren Fest (1997)
was my first time going to a Ren Fest, and I can't
think of a time that I had more fun.
I went with a group of friends, but they
had all been before.
3 weeks before the fest my wife started sewing, before
you could say Tx Ren Fest she had put together about 10 or 12 costumes.
This picture is from the Sunday of opening weekend.
I'm the privateer in
Send email to Larry
This is a picture of me, taken by my boyfriend,
at the end of my second day's visit to my first
faire (Ohio Renaissance Festival). As we were
leaving, the flower girls asked if we wanted
to buy the last of their wares -- all we could
carry for $5! Of course, we cleaned them out,
and my dorm room was filled with the heady odor
of literally dozens of roses for the next few weeks!
I think we can safely assume that Laura will be back
Send email to Laura
Harry & Laura Hackney
We regularly attend the Renfairs, up until April of this year (1997)
the Georgia renfair EVERY weekend in the spring and the fall.
times and not once did we bring a camera.
We have not been to the Texas
Renfair yet but we cannot wait, unfortunately living in San Antonio, and
working in Austin, we will not be able to attend every weekend.
Hopefully we'll make it to TRF at least two weekends this year. We also
are making tentative plans to attend the Pennsylvania renfair next year.
At the time we moved to Texas and got settled in we had already missed
all of the fairs in the area (Austin, Ft. Worth, Waxahachie) so we're
planning on attending these next year. I haven't met anyone yet that
regularly attends the refairs in our area, I know they're out there we
just need to find them.
Visit Harry & Laura's Home Page.
Send email to Harry & Laura.
Blake Young & Friends
every year, as we have been doing for 9 or 10 years now, to camp at Tx Ren!
We are not Rennies either. We are but simple attendees who have become
hopelessly hooked on the Faire. We camp on the far side of the parking
lot. (with the non-ren peasants!) One of our couples comes from Austin,
and now since I have moved... I travel the furthest for this annual
pilgramage.... from Ft. Smith, AR.
One year we became bold with Rum and snuck up to the faire grounds at
midnight and actually found out how to get to the Rennie's campsites. We
partied there with them for an hour or two until we were exposed as
"outsiders" and sent packing.
From left to right: Wayne Maples, Susan McDonald, Allison Faverino,
Sherri Scantling, Sheila Czichos, Annette Rinehart, and Blake in the lower middle.
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Tim Hayes & Sharon
Hi. My girlfriend and I are going to be at the Scarborough Fair this
year (1997) and we are really looking foward to it. We went 2 years ago and
just loved it. That time we rented costumes and had a ball. But this
time Sharon went all out and made some really great outfits for us to
wear. Check them out. She did a wonderful job.
Anyways, the reason that
we are writing is that we were hoping that you could send us the lyrics
to some of the songs sung at the pub so that we can sing along. My
singing voice isn't that great, but we noticed that we would fit right
in. Your web page is great! Keep up the good work. We especially LOVED
the cat in chain mail! We are going to be there the entire Memorial Day
weekend (all 3 days). If you see us there say hi because we would really
like to meet you. Heres how we will look. See you there.
Send pub lyrics to Tim
Kevin & Mary Anne Gallagher
Kevin and Mary Anne are avid Rennies! Kevin says, "We cannot go as often as we
would wish due to our careers. She is a VP at a large bank here in
Baton Rouge, LA ... while I do an early morning radio show on WRNO fm in
New Orleans (70 miles away!)."
Kevin and Mary Anne love the wares of fine craftpeople like Lady Dra and
(they are wearing Pendragon creations in the photo).
Kevin and Mary Anne get to make two, sometimes three
weekends at the Texas Renaissance
Festival, and they always come to Scarborough Faire at least once a year.
Kevin says, "It's nice to know there are others like us, who desire an ocassional
shifting into an earlier, more romantic time.
We would love to hear from other like-minded
souls who are also Renaissance Faire Junkies."
Send email to Kevin and Mary Anne
James "Jaymer" Holcombe
James "Jaymer" Holcombe's home faire is the Georgia Renaissance Festival
where he hung
his perch for 5 years. He says one of his hobbies is visiting
around the country for fun, and that's where this photo is from, taken at
Scarborough in 1995.
Jaymer always travels with a "companion" or two - this one is
Barabbas, Red Fronted Macaw. He also is sometimes seen with Lurch
(African Grey) or Amos & Atilla (Moluccan Cockatoos) or Rosko P. Koletrane, his
Jaymer now makes his home in Tampa, Florida, where he is active in the numerous
faires in the sunny state.
He still enjoys his regular trips to Scarborough & Kansas
City. More than playing any one particular "persona", he enjoys spending time outside
with one of his pets and meeting new friends - and talking about birds, of course.
Send email to Jaymer
Crockett is an entertainer at Scarborough Faire.
Here are a couple of photos from his archives.
These two Ladies seem to awaiting someone to take them shopping, a misplaced
(In fact the smaller woman on the right, who has left the Scarborough
Acting company for the Chicago area, is the related to GUIDO CRESCENDO by
Here are the Madrigals of Scarborough as they sing
Fair Phyliss I saw, a song about kissing,
at their 4:30 show near the late
Normally Crockett would be seen on the back row with the
tenors, but this time he was taking the picture.
Send email to Crockett
David Miller, Sr.
David was checking out the helms trying to decide which one to
add to his outfit.
The costume (tunic and mantle) were made by his
David is "THE TEMPLAR"-- either in the white and red--
or all Black with the Templar's cross on the Mantle.
This photo was taken by David's daughter,who came in from Florida
especially for Closing day, 1995, after surviving a bout of
Thanks to the "BLACK
WIZARD", David and his family had about a 20-30 minute private audience
with the King and Queen.
made an announcement at closing (at the gate) about David's daughters and how
"Scarborough's MAGIC" was instrumental in pulling them through. The
entire cast and patrons rewarded them with much applause.
To make a long story
short--IT COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BETTER and it meant so much to David's
eldest daughter (the one who lives in Florida) as she still has a rough way to go to
get back to normal.
Send email to David
Larry "Lawrence the Fox" McAdams
Larry is a longtime friend and somtimes squire for
Sir William Blackthorne (to find out more about
Sir William, visit the
Gath of Baal Memorial Joust).
That's Larry in Sir William's armour.
Larry also films the jousts at Scarborough.
He's the one who films the ground-level action. If
you look very carefully at the jousting pictures from
the Gath of Baal Memorial Joust, you can always
find Larry on the rail.
He and I were directly opposite each other.
Larry is also the original tights junkie.
Faire Paire Tights and Such,
Larry wears tights that are even too wild for rodeo clowns!
Here's a picture of him with Ceaser backstage at
the knight's camp at Scarborough.
Send email to Larry
Brian & Karen Murphy
Brian & Karen have gotten progressivly more
involved with Texas renaissance faires over the last few years.
They regularly attend Cavilier Dayes in Austin and the
Four Winds faire outside Tyler.
Of course, they also attend the opening
weekend of Scarborough.
The first picture is of Brian and his daughter
from Cavalier Dayes.
The second is of Karen in a new outfit at
Brian & Karen will be at Scarbourgh every weekend, weather
permitting. Please say hello.
Send email to Brian & Karen
Bill, or as he is known to FaireFolk,
Don Giovanni Franchesco Marco di Abestanzi, Baron di Pizzan,
works the California faire circuit and is the guildmaster for Santa Maria
He's also done the Kansas City faire (being from Kansas
until he went to California to go to school) way back when, but for the last
eight plus years, he's been mostly to the California faires.
Bill always loves to see and hear about the other faires around
If you'd like to chat or trade stories of faires gone by, please
drop Bill an email.
Rich has, in his own words, "been messing around with the
Maryland Ren-fest for years now."
Rich used to work in the Middleton Tavern in the center of the festival grounds;
Jeff works there now.
Rich helps out when he can, and help to get it set up and do some of
the signs and things like that.
Rich says, "I hope you get a chance to come out to Maryland again and be
sure to stop by Middletons for some oyster shooters."
Rich says The Minstrels of Mayhem are
His daughter Sydney talks about them all the time. It was at least 90 degrees or
more that day at the Virginia Renaissance Festival
but they kept their leather masks on for her.
That's her in the picture (Dad took the photo).
Sydney refers to the Minstrel in the lion mask as
the big kitty.
Sydney is becoming a Renaissance Festival
She already has her first costume and wants to
wear it all the time.
Send email to Rich
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