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Offline groomporter

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Info for New historic merchants
« 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.
http://groups.myspace.com/renaissancemarketplace

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

Liability Insurance:
http://tinyurl.com/2cmbd7
http://tinyurl.com/24p3kd
http://tinyurl.com/2aw8sj

Taking Credit Cards:
http://tinyurl.com/yt6enq

Accepting Checks
http://tinyurl.com/yraejs
Andrew MacGregor (aka Charles Knutson)
MacGregor Historic Games
Captain (ret.) Col. Gaffney's Regt of Foote

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Re: Info for New historic merchants
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 10:43:06 AM »
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.
Andrew MacGregor (aka Charles Knutson)
MacGregor Historic Games
Captain (ret.) Col. Gaffney's Regt of Foote