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2011 Georgia Samhain Gathering

< face="Arial" size="2">SerpentStone 2011 Georgia Samhain Gathering November 4-6, 2011 At Dragon Hills near Carrollton, GA LO…

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0 Oct 9, 2011


EQUINOX XXI September 29 - October 2, 2011 at ~ Montgomery Bell State Park ~ Burns, TN   ~ EVENT UPDATES ~ Registration for Equinox XX…

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0 Sep 29, 2011

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

The 2011 Festival date is October 2nd from 11:30AM to 6 PM. Dennis C. Reeder, Executive Director Maria Bassallo and John…

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0 Sep 27, 2011

Arizona Renaissance Festival by Huoriel

For anyone who is interested, the Arizona Renaissance Festival is holding auditions for cast this weekend, with late auditions being roughl…

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0 Sep 26, 2011

A Clash of Kings III

Point on ye sundial Fry'day, Octobarrr 14 roundabouts 5:00 in the evenin' - Octobarrr 16 roundabouts 2:00 in the evenin' Coordinates…

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0 Sep 18, 2011

Midwest Witches' Bazaar 2011‏

Midwest Witches’ Bazaar 2011A Magickal Marketplace Shopping Experience   11am – 5pm, October 15, 2011The Met5500 Crooks RdTroy, MI 4809824…

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0 Sep 8, 2011

September Pub Sing hosted by Thunder & Spice!!

Point on ye sundial Tew's Day, Septembarrr 6 · 7:30 in the evenin' - 9:30 in the evenin' Coordinates Tir Na Nog Irish Pub Raleigh218…

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0 Aug 29, 2011

Stones Rising

Stones Rising The Voyage of the Argo Wednesday August 31st through Monday Sept 5th, 2011 Sept 4th, The Rising   The Stone People's Intensiv…

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0 Aug 25, 2011

Grand Valley Renaissance Festival

Particularrrrs Grand Valley Renaissance Festival (GVRen for short) is a student-run ren faire held in October at Grand Valley State Univer…

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0 Aug 25, 2011

The 10th Annual Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire

Point on ye sundial Tharrrsdy, Novembarrr 3 roundabouts 12:00 in the evenin' - Novembarrr 6 roundabouts 6:00 in the evenin' Coordin…

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0 Aug 25, 2011




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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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