Issue 113 has gone to press! In this issue, we explore many artisans throughout history, including painters, engravers, blacksmiths, Venetian glassmakers, marqueters, and even a modern luthier with a penchant for making instruments no longer made anywhere else. We also take you the Arizona Renaissance Festival, now in its 30th year; and it is worth noting that while supplies last, you can even procure free tickets to this wonderful event by purchasing a subscription in our online shoppe! This issue is chock full of interesting tidbits and trivia; subscribe now and we’ll pop this one in the mail for you as quickly as possible!
Visit us at Texas Renaissance Festival weekends Sep 30 – Nov 26, 2017 (also Black Friday, Nov 24)
Saturday September 30th, the Texas Renaissance Festival begins its 9-weekend season! This 55 acre village features over 200 performances per day on 20 stages, and several hundred shoppes containing the beautiful wares of artists and merchants. Located north of Houston, Texas Renaissance Festival has been entertaining faire-goes for over 40 years.
During these nine weekends, Renaissance Magazine will have a booth on the main entrance plaza of Texas Renaissance Festival. Stop by to say hello, renew your subscription, purchase a gift subscription (holidays are coming!), or pick up those back issues you need to round out your collection – all at a sizable discount!
Learn more about the Texas Renaissance Festival at www.texrenfest.com.
Visit us at Louisiana Renaissance Festival weekends Nov 4 – Dec 10, 2017 (also Black Friday, Nov 24)
After seeing the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in the pages of issue 112, wouldn’t it be great fun to see it in person? This faire is located just an hour north of New Orleans, across Lake Pontchartrain. Come experience the charm and hospitality of the idyllic Village of Albright during one of its six weekends.
Renaissance Magazine will have a booth outside the main entrance of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival, where you can accomplish all your holiday subscription and back issue purchases – at a hefty discount, of course!
Learn more about the Louisiana Renaissance Festival at www.larf.org.
In our Castle Lore issue, our scribes explore a variety of historic European castles in Spain, England, Scotland, and Germany. Among those explored were Real Alcazar, Doune Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Drei Gleichen, and many, many others!
We also bring you tales of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. LARF has been extending its hospitality to locals and travellers alike for 17 years, and we have numerous photos and stories about it to share with you!
We hope you enjoy the above as well as the traditional array of comedy, history and quirky columns that each issue offers!
What’s in Issue #111?
Learn about Francois Villon, a poet and a criminal who wandered 15th century France living a life of mystery and mayhem.
Wax seals were a staple of medieval correspondence and law. Learn about the history of these emblems of commerce, love, and power!
Read the follow up piece to April Knyght’s article on period instruments and learn about how she and other modern musicians use recreations of these instruments in their music!
(…and much more, but we don’t want to spoil the issue!)