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Recreational Stuff => Off-Topic Stuff => Topic started by: groomporter on January 11, 2008, 10:39:17 AM
On one of the Renfair forums I put together this list, and I thought it might be worth sharing. It's primarily Renfair and SCA related, but does anyone have similar links for other eras that they can add?
Historic merchants online discussion groups.
A Yahoo group for Renfair merchants
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/renfairemerchants/ (A fairly exclusive merchants-only list))
There's a Myspace group Renaissance Marketplace. But it's relatively low traffic and mainly a place to post Renaissance Faire, SCA, and LARP related classified ads. Ebay, commercial sites, auctions, and personal sales.
Tribe.net has a group called Boothies: "Do you own a booth at Renaissance Faire or other type craft fairs & festivals? Do you work in one now or would you like to? A tribe for boothies for networking, hiring & sharing." But again it's fairly low volume http://boothies.tribe.net/
There's a sca_merchants groups on Yahoo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sca_merchants/
Ren Venders group on Renspace.com http://renvendors.renspace.com/
Free ad, or link sites targeted at Ren, SCA or reenactor market
SCAhunt SCA and medieval information on the Web http://www.scahunt.com/index.php
Reenactor Classifieds http://www.hockomock.com/reenactorclassifieds/classifieds/
Other Merchants' info and ideas
Historic Merchants' Idea website a collection of ideas for booths, tents, displays, signs, and storage. http://historicgames.com/merchideas/index2.html
Medieval Stallholders Assistant Another tips website for period-looking booths http://www.abbeystalls.com/
The SCRIBE was the first big online source of info on Renfaires and still archives interesting discussions
Being a vender at fairs: http://scribe.faire.net/faqs/Vendors.Htm
Past discussions in renaissancefestival.com about
Taking Credit Cards:
Shouldn't leave out Smoke and Fire News http://smoke-fire.com a and its listings of a wide range of historic-themed events for various eras from Medieval to 20th century.