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What is a "Rennie"?
In short: "Rennie" refers to people who are fans of Renaissance/Medieval Faires and Festivals. We're not cast members, we're not market vendors...we're groupies. Fans. Some are casual, only going once a year; others, like myself, go more often and have adopted a persona to portray (with outfit and accent to match) - but the main point is that we all love the magic of the Faire and that feeling as if we've gone back in time to an earlier place and century.
This group is meant to bring together people in the NYC area who have an interest in attending Renaissance Faires/Medieval Faires and related activities in and around city (or, for our purposes: Gotham.) This includes our "home" festival in update Tuxedo Park, the New York Renaissance Faire, as well as those in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. It may also include events such as group outings to watch period or Fantasy related films and plays, or food and drink related to the early medieval-to late Renaissance eras.
Maybe you've thought about attending one, but don't know anyone else interested and don't want to go it alone. Or perhaps you've gone in the past, or in another city, but don't have a regular group to go back with. Maybe you would just like to meet others here in the city with similar interests for ideas on costumes, weapons, or just general discussion on related topics. Or it could be you're just looking for information on who, where and when these types of events happen.
Whatever your reason, join us! Cheer on your favorite knight, indulge in decadent ales, the sweetest meads and interesting foods, gander at the beautiful lords and ladies in their finest garb, join the dances, hear the music, enjoy the sights, scents, wares and entertainment of Medieval Gotham!
- Eric, aka Ariq ibn Rajih ibn Khali al Turkir
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