The term reenactor can mean a number of different things, but when it comes to medieval living history and reenactment, what makes a reenactor a reenactor?Continue reading “Turnip Talk: What is a Reenactor?”
In this mini episode Ari gives his thoughts on the specificity of impressions, and how they should (or rather shouldn’t) necessarily interact with each other.
I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest on The Stallion Podcast. While Kolten and I talked about medieval living history, and reenactment as is no surprise, with an entire season off of public events, it was both refreshing and grounding to spend some time interpreting what we do to someone who has no exposure to the hobby again. It is a perishable skill, and sometimes it is easy to forget just how much people on the outside don’t know. Stay humble, keep teaching.
Come join Ari and Matt as they discuss the various nuances and differences in approaching and executing martial and civilian living history impressions.Continue reading “How Two Medieval Episode Twenty One”
Routine Maintenance and Upkeep
There has been a major surge in the number of groups added to the Groups Billboard in January, I added at least half a dozen new entries. This also comes with the addition of an interactive map, pinning a location for each group so you can search the page by type of group, but you can also search the map for groups which are near to you! I have also added an events calendar page, which is a tool we can use to keep in touch with public demos, timeline events, immersion events, and other demonstrations or insular activities which we can attend with each other. Of course, this page is meant to be a receiving space for all the new events happening after we get on top of the pandemic, so it is a bit empty right now. But as events start scheduling again, it will fill up (just make sure you keep sending me those entries.)
The monthly link check is complete. One of the repairs was a typo on my part, and easily corrected. One of the dead links was for the International Reenactor’s Day Facebook page, which doesn’t seem to exist anymore. So much for that being an annual thing. Otherwise the site is in working order, everything you click should go to something as designed. No dead links!Continue reading “January 2021 Newsletter”
Ari and Matt discuss the unique considerations when wearing medieval clothing while doing outside activities, such as hiking or camping.
2020. What a year. For many it’s one of the worst years of their lives… the year they lost their homes, or their business, or their family. For many students going into and out of school it was a year of lost opportunity and the loss of traditions afforded to everyone else in their community before them such as proms and graduations and varsity sports championships. People’s weddings were postponed or cancelled. Vacations people had been planning for months or years or a lifetime were waylaid. The world was turned on its ear. I was once told, and it has always resonated with me, enjoying life is about appreciating contrast. Not in a philosophical sense wherein bad must exist to for there to be good or for people to appreciate good, but in an entirely pragmatic sense: good and bad experiences exist and in this context it doesn’t matter so much why. Sometimes we’re out in the daylight, it’s clear and sunny and pleasant. But night always falls (and the night always ends with the rise of the sun.) But even at night stars shine in the sky, the moon reflects our absent sunlight as a reminder of the coming dawn. It is in this mindset we focus today on the stars and the moon and the bright highlights of all the good things which happened around Neep Manor during the long, bitter night of 2020.
So I thought I’d look at the last year in the form of some top lists.Continue reading “2020 – A Year in Review”
In our debut mini-episode Matt and I take a moment to share with you the gifts we received over the holidays, talk a bit about the future, and announce a new contest for those musically inclined!