All right, here we go again. LORE is the Loyal Order of Reenactment Enthusiasts.
They are a branch of the Crossroads Group that puts on the Koronenberg Ren Faire and the Cutthroats of Corona Pirate Faire (at which the Alliance of the Double Cross will have a rather nice encampment.). LORE is set up to offer classes to those who want to learn about characterization, guilds, costuming, etc for the Renaissance period and/or Pirate era.
I will be teaching a class called Cutting Wit. Basically, it is a hands-on class, teaching the difference between true sword fighting vs. staged sword play for an audience.
Captain Greydog and our Master Gunner Jean Pierre will be teaching his class on the swivel gun. I was never truly into guns, as my forte is the bladed weapons, but these swivel guns and canon are freakin' awesome.
The schedule is as follows for the pirate classes.
9:30 Piracy 101
10:45 How to Get Down and Dirty as a Pirate
1:15 Swivel Gun Operations (Master Gunner Jean Pierre Fontainebleau
2:45 "Cutting Wit" Too: Staged Swordplay vs Real Fighting (Capt. Dunn
10:45 Basics of Ropes and Useful Knots
1:15 Survey of Navigation (with emphasis on Age of Discovery)
2:45 Taverns in the 17ty & 18th Centuries
I am unsure as to what the Renaissance schedule is as of now. As well, they are not too quick with any updates on the LORE site, http://www.renaissanceinfo.com/lore.html.
It cost 25 bucks and includes all classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Patronage has been the main issue. I personally think it is a great opportunity to get out and learn some new stuff and if nothing else, hang out with our pirate brothers and babes.
If you aren't doing anything come out. You can get directions on the website I believe. If not, shoot me an e-mail and I will get you there.
Captain Dunn, The Sage Lion