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For established or aspiring merchants and performers to share tips, tricks, advice, and experiences. How to be a merchant, how to busk, where to perform- are just a few of the questions addressed here.

Location: USA
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Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2014

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(above: Detail from Renaissance Painter Raphael's "School of Athens")

 

A lot of things come to mind when you're just starting out as an artist looking to vend. Even seasoned merchants may have a question or two when it comes to uniting the modern commercial world and Ren Fest commerce. 

 

I plan to cover topics such as; the anatomy of a good website, Social Media, Merchanting in the SCA, organizing an event, hosting Demos at your booth, Busking, and more.

All members should FEEL FREE to post questions and comment on content! 

I see this as a place for all to learn and a starting ground for interested artists. 

 

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So You Want to Work at a Renaissance Festival, part one by Ronn Bauman

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 8, 2014.

The 9 Most Common Problems in the Renaissance Faire Building Industry by Rhonni

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 8, 2014.

Building Improv Chops as a Street Character by Don Kilcoyne

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 8, 2014.

Portable WIFI hotspots?

Started by Charles Knutson Nov 3, 2013.

Linkedin?

Started by Charles Knutson Jun 9, 2013.

Merchant Ideas website 1 Reply

Started by Charles Knutson. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 23, 2012.

A New Venue To Sell Your Pagan Wares by Wendy

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things May 30, 2012.

Fatal fire at renaissance festival near Waxahachie

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Aug 23, 2011.

FOUR WINDS FAIRE

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler Jul 20, 2011.

Renaissance Faire Classifieds

Started by WarMouse -Manager- Jul 8, 2011.

7 New Ways To Improve Your Google Rankings 1 Reply

Started by WarMouse -Manager-. Last reply by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler Jun 27, 2011.

Anatomy of a Website 2 Replies

Started by WarMouse -Manager-. Last reply by Kate Jones Jun 17, 2011.

12 Most Common Mistakes of Women in Business

Started by WarMouse -Manager- Jun 16, 2011.

Sarasota Medieval Fair

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 16, 2011.

KENTUCKY MEDIEVAL FANTASY FAIRE 1 Reply

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 16, 2011.

Weapon Policies {several diffrent versions from flyers} 3 Replies

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 16, 2011.

Tent warning

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 16, 2011.

disclaimer for the pictures

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 16, 2011.

Custom Ordered Medieval Crow Cages

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jun 16, 2011.

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 7, 2014 at 4:22pm
Hark! Canterbury is now accepting applications for the 2014 RenFaire Season! We have a shiny new online application for for all Merchants, Food Vendors, Volunteers and Entertainers. Come be a part of our faire!
http://tinyurl.com/CanterApp2014
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 7, 2014 at 12:28pm
If you're a vendor of things fae, we have a pretty great way to spread the word about your merchandise and/or service. For only $25 you can reach thousands of potential customers by running an ad in Faire Magazine. Our Spring issue is ALL FAE and we'd like to offer you a place in our online publication that's been downloaded over 280,000 times! Let the world see how great you are and we'll even design your ad for free! Order your ad ASAP and we'll get things going - there's only a few weeks left until the issue goes live! http://www.fairemagazine.com/advertise.html
Faire Magazine: Advertising
www.fairemagazine.com
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 5, 2014 at 11:17am
March 8th Open cast call. Anyone & everyone is welcome to this structured workshop, w/o joining volunteer cast. Workshop will cover everything to create a basic character.starts at 10AM March 8th 2014, 46468 River Road, Hammond LA

Open Cast Call:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1445067802371677/?ref=2&ref_das...

Open Workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/356828111121802/?ref=2&ref_dash...
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Comment by Charles Knutson on September 17, 2012 at 11:16am

We stole the map graphic from MNRF site and modified it with a pointer to our booth to help the "be backs" find us again later in the day. Just thought I'd toss the idea out there for crafters who do really big events. I reduced it so two fit on an 8.5x11 sheet and just copied them in B & W to minimize the copying cost.
http://historicgames.com/festivalmap.jpg

Comment by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler on June 1, 2011 at 9:43am

Rule one just becasue the metal is not glowing bright orange does not mean it is not hot.

 

Rule two do not pick up a dark colored metal rod that is onthe ground in the forge area before you test it.

 
 
 

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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