The only reason Keir Hansen really wants the ability to time travel is to be able to get to all the content the geek community creates in a single day. A web dork and hack pixel-pusher by day, all spare hours are devoted to absorbing film and television, reading and writing sci-fi, a smattering of gaming, unlicensed attempts at mixology, culinary adventures, and novice cat wrangling.
He was once accused of being a "Jack of all trades", but that sounded too much like actual work, and the accuser has since been sacked. His particular passions include Whovianism (classic and new), the complete works of Douglas Adams, and anyone who offers a free sample of wine and/or chocolate, even when unmarked white vans are involved. (It's okay. He can run really quickly.)

Podcasts: Gallifrey Public Radio

Episode 42: Verily and Merrily

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If you met someone who expressed a high interest in the culture, language, civil structure, and societal behaviors of a historical period, say, the 16th century in northwestern Europe, you might identify them as a Elizabethan of Jacobean historian. If someone else spent weeks on end portraying a historical role, actual or fictional, you’d likely guess they were an actor by profession. If someone combined these passions and fueled them with a boundless energy, a willingness to accept self-inflicted physical discomfort, a desire to learn obscure or even dangerous hobbies, and a penchant for equal parts highbrow and low-brow humor, well — you’ve got yourself a renaissance faire performer. The origins of renaissance faires and festivals can trace back to the late 1950s, but it wasn’t until the mid 1960s and early 70s that the idea of a weekend-long historical immersion enterprises began to appear in the United States. These interactive attractions combined music, dance, and theatrical performance with demonstrations of archery, riding, combat, artistry, crafting, and even smithing. Faire-goers came to expect an experience where the staff (or cast, or company, the labels may vary) remains “in character” at all times, adding to the sense of realism. These are commercial endeavors, to be accurate, but something about the nature of comradery and desire to create a complex and intricate illusion for the patron makes “faire-folk” a very special breed. We’d like to find out what makes renaissance faires as popular now as they’ve ever been in a 40-plus year legacy, and in addition to the constant stream of patrons, what draws talent in from long distances to be a part of this most unique production. To help make that happen, we sat down for a raucous conversation with Kelly and Don Kilcoyne, two of the principal writers, directors, choreographers, marketers, oh — and cast members — of the 40-year running New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, New York.



keir ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Excessive talker on @InDefenseCast and @GallifreyRadio as well as numerous @GonnaGeek network guest appearances. Love child of Peter Pan and Pollyanna. ?

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