Steampunk Invasion - Bristol Renaissance Faire

I suggest to everyone to meet at the Tartanic performance at 10:45 and after the performance to meet at the back as people leave. Then if you come much later than that, say noon or so, it will get more complicated. But I wonder if leaving messages at LaPaloma Hats (which I think will be there) might be a good option. We can leave messages about meal meetings or other performance times.

Are you looking forward to this as much as I am?

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  • Hilary J.

    Fine people, awesome creativity, good humor, and a lovely day.

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Judi B.

    Could only attend Sunday, had a blast! Connected w/other time travelers @ the Pirate Ship at 3....Caught the Sunday 5:00pm Tartanic performance & was most impressed! Then the deluge arrived.....the band played on & over 40-50 danced in the rain! AeMazing!

    July 21, 2013

  • Hilary J.

    THAT WAS GREAT !!!! Thanks to all who came! It was perfectly magical! And positively electric!

    3 · July 20, 2013

  • Earl E

    Hey all, if you're up for it, come join me to watch one of my favorite bands ever. Tartanic (bag pipes and drums) is playing a longer set on the Cheshire Chase Action Stage at 10:45. Get there a little early for good seats. If you don't get to see them for this show try to catch one of their later ones. You won't regret it.

    2 · July 18, 2013

    • Tabitha

      here's there map of the Faire the entrance is at the bottom left and the Cheshire chase stage is near the top right, there will also be people at the entrance handing out maps with schedules on the back. http://www.renfair.co...­

      July 20, 2013

    • Michelle

      I meant finding people in the group.

      July 20, 2013

  • Tracy

    There's a kiosk type stand where flyers & maps are, that's where I've always tended to hang out waiting for the storied theme to start. I'll be in a red corset & ruffled black skirt.

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Michelle

      I got here at like five til and didn't see the kiosk out front. It may have been swarmed by people waiting for the morning show though.

      July 20, 2013

  • Hilary J.

    I suggest to everyone to meet at the Tartanic performance at 10:45 and after the performance to meet at the back as people leave. Then if you come much later than that, say noon or so, it will get more complicated. But I wonder if leaving messages at LaPaloma Hats (which I think will be there) might be a good option. We can leave messages about meal meetings or other performance times.

    2 · July 20, 2013

    • Tracy

      Phew! Good I'm running late & will miss most of the fun before the gates open thanks to bowtie-gate

      July 20, 2013

    • Michelle

      Whereabouts at the Tartanic show? The 1045 is at the Cheshire chase stage.

      July 20, 2013

  • Yolanda

    We should be there about noon, will meetup at the pirate ship at 1 for photo's if we don't find each other sooner. Of course Earl and April We will see you both first.

    July 20, 2013

  • Tracy

    Would anyone be opposed to having a photo of our own taken prior to the one Earl informed us about below? And what time will everyone be arriving? I plan on being there before the park opens at 10am so I can see the story play out. Would around 1pm be a good time? Or earlier?

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Earl E

      April and I will be there open to close on Saturday. We can also meet up for a photo shoot at 1. If this does not work out for folks we can always meet up before or after the big group shot.

      1 · July 18, 2013

    • Tracy

      I suppose a spot to meet should be suggested eh? :) Lets do the same place as the one taking place at 3.

      July 19, 2013

  • Michelle

    Where will people be congregating around 10 (or a little before) so that we can find each other?

    July 19, 2013

  • Hilary J.

    Dreading the heat -- but planning on going anyway. Any pointers?

    July 18, 2013

    • Michelle

      Sunscreen and bug spray.

      1 · July 19, 2013

    • Tracy

      Yolanda I did a search to see if any retailers came up and Lowe's, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Sears all came up as possibilities

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • Judi B.

    Greetings fellow Travelers! I can only attend very late Saturday & all day Sunday.....Other than 3pm @ the pirate ship, is there a way to connect earlier on Sunday?

    July 19, 2013

  • Jason

    I have been working furiously the past few days to convert a few of my plasma blasters into H2O blasters. I should have a few of my basic models with me on Saturday. If you see the guy covered in guns and want to get shot, let me know!

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Judi B.

    I do have $6 tickets, am picking them up tomorrow morning.
    I won't arrive until Sunday am, but if anyone's interested & can stop by the bookstore Friday or early Saturday a.m., Just let me know....currently have an extra 6, but can pick up additional tix Friday a.m.

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Judi B.

      the bookstore is located in Elgin, 1100 South St..Just off Rt. 20. If you're interested, i'll meet you early so you can continue on to the fest. [masked]

      July 18, 2013

    • Yolanda

      I'm going on Saturday. Thanks anyway.

      1 · July 18, 2013

  • Anthony S.

    Originally had an out of town event to attend but decided to cancel...Ren Faire here I come! My lovely girlfriend will be joining me xD possibly my brother and his fiance as well...

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Anthony S.

      Aw poop my brother can only go Sunday so guess we'll miss most of you guys...

      July 18, 2013

  • Hilary J.

    I will be there on Saturday. I will start early in the day.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Tracy

    The hubby's coming :)

    2 · July 18, 2013

  • Michelle

    For newbies, how/where will we find you?

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Earl E

    Hey all...from Jeff Platt: For those coming to Bristol this weekend for the Steampunk Invasion: Let's plan a group photo on Saturday (and Sunday), at 3:00 p.m. down by the pirate ship next to Three Sheets Pub. Then we can all head over to the Costume Contest with plenty of time for a beverage on the way!

    July 15, 2013

  • Earl E

    FYI, there's a Bristol Ren Faire Steampunk Invasion HOUSE PARTY! for after the Faire for all you Steampunk Rock Stars. https://www.facebook.com/events/355468327907813/

    2 · June 26, 2013

    • Tracy

      Are you going?

      July 12, 2013

    • Earl E

      I may pop in. It depends how tired I am.

      July 15, 2013

  • Judi B.

    'Allo Michelle & Tracy! For the last 2 years our city has shut down the town (Think WWZ ~ biohazard screening tents, humvees, overturned cars, toxic waste, deserted buildings, ambulances & squad cars askew in the streets & the frantic infected). Very 21st century! This year we are extending onto a new street w/19th twist, a very dark, edgy, raw steampunk aura......it will include a functioning steam engine stranded on debris; an apothecary wagon pitching a zombie cure elixir & a zombie preventative potion; a clara barton medical wagon; a hookah lounge next to a tattoo study & across from the absinthe parlor. There will be a victorian waltz in the middle of the crowd with a zombie conclusion.... And of course the infected. The steampunk band, V is for Villains is writing the waltz & performing their standards. We're also recruiting for a steampunk bazaar.

    3 · June 21, 2013

    • Yolanda

      The invasion is for both 20 and 21st, so I will be at the Renn Faire on Saturday and at WC&L on Sunday. Vending Sunday, come out and see us.

      June 22, 2013

    • Tracy

      Hey can you put any information you have about this event in the discussion forum? If by last Saturday in October you mean the 26th I think some people here will breathe easier as Teslacon up in Madison is Halloween thru Sunday 11/3. I believe there will also be an event at Reggie's in Chicago right around the same time.

      July 12, 2013

  • Tabitha

    Coming with my wife, and 2 of our friends.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Jason

    My daughters and I will be there. Look for the 2 ladies in top hats and the guy with all the guns...(in a bowler vs the top hat)

    2 · July 8, 2013

  • Judi B.

    Our city is hosting a steampunk zombie apocalypse with a portal into the past. Interested in making connections & conversation.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Tracy

      And when?

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • Judi B.

      Ooops....
      This is located in the historic district of Elgin.....last Saturday in October. Would love to have you come! I'm street theater chair & totally appreciate any suggestions or support on this new twist!

      My hope in visiting with everyone is to gain a stronger link with experienced steampunk advocates & to brainstorm a bit. THANKS! Judi B. (sorry about the ramble)

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Hilary J.

    I am totally going to be there!

    June 20, 2013

  • Yolanda

    Oh yes!

    May 16, 2013

    • Yolanda

      Going Saturday, cause Sunday is Watch Chains & Lace, and I'm vending it again. Full weekend.

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • Greg O

    It's my daughter's birthday party that day! :(

    May 15, 2013

    • Greg O

      Unfortunately both my folks and my in-laws will be in town for the birthday festivities - and no, I can't get them all to go. :)

      May 16, 2013

    • Tracy

      Well if they're going home on Sunday, maybe you could make July's Watch Chains and Lace which is the evening of the 21st. I'm telling you man, options. If they're in town for the week then of course, time with the family prevails.

      May 16, 2013

  • Rex B.

    looking forward to this

    May 15, 2013

  • Earl E

    Yah, I'm in.

    May 15, 2013

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