How Two Medieval Episode Thirteen

WWII Crossover featuring The Reenactor’s Corner

Episode 16 – Mini Episode Two (Cold Hike) How Two Medieval

Today we are joined by the good folk over at The Reenactor’s Corner where we compare and contrast WWII reenactment and medieval reenactment. 

Hosted by: Todd of the Black Spear and Ari, The Turnip Of Terror

Also debuting a super special guest and incoming host Matt Blazek of History Live North East.

August 2020 Newsletter

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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP

The Turnip of Terror Arms (Heraldry)

All links are sound with very few updates required to keep it all current. Nothing was sent to the morgue in any of the lists this month, and since it was empty, there were no resurrections to speak of. On the 27th I updated the cosmetics of my heraldry which required a scouring of the website for instances of the old image for update. As far as I can tell I got to all of it. There was a bit of fiddling to get the og:image and site token correct, with much gnashing of teeth and rending of shirts as I repeatedly scraped the Facebook debugger and uploaded the site repeatedly on different screens in different browsers in a variety of cog and incognito. I’m certain there is something I have missed, but as far as I can tell there are no errors which leave empty gaps or image errors.

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How Two Medieval Episode Twelve

Questions and Answer

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You asked and we answered! This commemorative episode for our first dozen is a Q and A. It was a delight to hear from the audience and get a chance to respond. Thank you everyone who submitted questions. Enjoy, this one is for you!

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July 2020 Newsletter

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

The website has received its monthly links review with only a half a dozen links needing repair due to a small behind-the-scenes architecture restructuring, which were easy to fix once identified. The Groups Billboard which received a dramatic upgrade last month did not get the attention it deserved, and I still need to get the UK section outfitted with both images and group descriptions. The Merchant Roll received some significant work, both in reviewing the entries and adding new ones. Danegeld Historic Jewellery, Gemmeus, Gaukler Medieval Wares, and Nordens Historiska Fynd are now on the merchant list. The list has also undergone a much overdue schism. As described it was meant to be a place for businesses which have secure checkout, which I consider a way to gauge the ‘safety’ of a site in that it uses a digital merchant broker service of some sort. Many suggested retailers who operate websites with contact-direct order forms or who purvey through Facebook or other markets were not included because of the inherent risks in working with a seller one on one.

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How Two Medieval Episode Eleven

Camping Part I

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In this episode Todd and I discuss what are the essentials to camping at a weekend event. We share lessons learned on tents, equipment and resources that you will need to survive a medieval weekend. This is only part 1, as there is so much more to talk about. Sorry for the long delay, we hope to get cracking at more episodes on a regular basis. Cheers and keep on re-enacting!

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May In Review

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Videos

Fun and Games

May 10th I was delighted to release a fun community project in the style of the “Don’t Rush Challenge” viral videos. For those who missed the trend, the “pass the brush” and “don’t rush” style videos involved a compilation of multiple contributors who all received an item from off screen, such as a makeup brush, used the brush to cover the camera allowing for a scene cut. When the brush was removed in the second clip, the person was all dolled up in their makeup, and they threw the brush off screen to be “received” by the next person in the compilation. Instead of passing along a makeup brush we passed along an arming cap… but we still got our glam on by switching from our normal clothes to our full harness.

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How Two Medieval – Episode Ten

presenting at schools with matt blazek

Episode Audio

We had the pleasure to speak with the Executive Director of History Live North East, and the talent behind The Agincourt Soldier, on the special considerations required when doing living history and reenactment presentations in the educational environment (predominantly referring to elementary schools.) Not only does he tell us about what to expect when dealing with a classroom of kids, he also explores some of the “business end” considerations for those interested in working with schools more routinely.

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How Two Medieval – Episode Seven

Tips on how to start your own group

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Tapping into the wealth of knowledge and resources of Trevor Clemons, founder of the successful and renown living history and historical martial arts group The Medieval Swordsman Guild of Kansas City, we discuss the logistics behind getting a group off the ground and what pitfalls to avoid.

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