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Carolina Renaissance Festival keeps alive history and fun

Carolina Renaissance Festival
Nobles and royals gather above the heads of the rabble at the opening of jousting for the Carolina Renaissance Festival. (all photos by Ty Johnston)
Carolina Renaissance Festival
A pair of Scottish soldiers are upbraided by their officer (he’s the fancy-looking fellow at left) at the Carolina Renaissance Festival.

This past Saturday the Carolina Renaissance Festival kicked off the opening weekend of its twenty-third season, all with 12 theater stages, more than 100 shops, and 25 acres of fun. Located in Huntersville, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte, the festival offers music, games, rides, comedy, costumes, and food. There’s even a falconry show, and what would a renaissance festival be without jousting tournaments.

This is a perfect venue for those of you who like to sashay about in public in your favorite historic costume, but if you should forget your costume or don’t have one, there is a rental office that can provide any look you want. If your costume tastes tend toward the more speculative, the festival offers a Time Travelers Weekend Nov. 12 and 13 where you can dress as your favorite comic book hero, wear that steampunk outfit, appear as a movie monster, or what have you.

The Time Travelers Weekend isn’t the only special event, either, as a Pirates’ Christmas is scheduled as well as a special Halloween weekend, a brewfest, and more. Continue reading Carolina Renaissance Festival keeps alive history and fun

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Nerdarchy Nerdy Contest Rules for Fan2Sea Nerdcation

Nerdarchy Nerdy Contest and Biggest Give-A-Way Ever! (Fan2Sea Nerdcation)

Greetings Everyone, I am extremely excited to go on this upcoming cruise. I have never been on a cruise and this theme convinced me that I have too be on it.  Dave and I are really interested in seeing as many nerdarchists there as we can possibly get to come aboard with us. To start that off right we are holding a contest in which Nerdarchy will be giving away a full cabin! Contest Rules for Fan2Sea Nerdcation

I know some of you are saying give me, give me, give me, I needz cabinz!

Or you can book now using the special discount code “Nerdarchy” for a 10% discount. Don’t worry if you win the free cabin you’ll get your booking refunded.

I understand, but since there is only one cabin for this give away there has to be some way in which everyone who wants to get a shot at winning it, can participate. Below is how you can get a few chances to join Nerdarchy, and a hoard of other people (many of which are well known in the nerd and geek culture), on a nerdcation the likes of which I have never seen. Continue reading Nerdarchy Nerdy Contest Rules for Fan2Sea Nerdcation

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A Night With Cosplay King Knightmage: Nubz Interviews Michael “Knightmage” Wilson

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Greetings and salutations loyal Nerdarchy readers!

There comes a time when your job has what I affectionately call unwritten perks. These can be things as simple as pizza ordered by the boss, a bit of swag, or air conditioning in the middle of a brutal summer heat wave. I have seen them all, but my personal favorite is when you get to meet interesting people. To this end, I would like to introduce you loyal readers to the man, the myth, the legend… Michael “Knightmage” Wilson.

Continue reading A Night With Cosplay King Knightmage: Nubz Interviews Michael “Knightmage” Wilson