Fairely Obvious By Now…

Look, I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer about Renaissance Faires, especially after the ruin of 2020, but I suspect I’m going to have to go down this road yet again. I suspect that, even with social distancing, masks being used more, and vaccines being distributed heavily, the 2021 RenFaire season is pretty much […]


The Hard Ride

Keep in mind, this is all subject to change, depending upon the Pandemic and other factors. That said… My Lovely Brideā„¢ and I might just make it to a Renaissance Faire this year! Sure, a lot of things have to fall into place to make it happen. For example, my heart surgery has to have […]


Well, so much for that…

I guess I should have expected this, actually. What with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe right now, and our Governor here in Oregon (Kate Brown) being one to act on the side of extreme caution, I pretty much expected our RenFaire season in Oregon to quickly get cancelled. Well, it finally happened. All large […]

Pixels & Dice Podcast

Con-Croup – Pixels & Dice #164

Today we’ll be discussing gaming conventions, renaissance faires, and other geek gatherings, in the shadow of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Music from “Pixelland” by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY ( See more trash like this at Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | […]


Well, this is inconvenient

Earlier this week I had a specialized CAT-Scan, in order to get the last bits of information needed prior to my upcoming heart surgery. The surgeon wanted to know if I have any arterial plaque built up, so he can clean it out while he’s in sewing closed the defect in my heart. Basically, he’ll […]


Ravenloft, For Real

My birthday was just a couple of days ago, so I’d like to request a Birthday Wish of the Renaissance Faire community: Can we get a Renaissance Faire in late October, with a Gothic/Horror themed weekend around Halloween, please? Now, I get it. It might be difficult to get a RenFaire arranged that time of […]