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June 2008

Wednesday, June 18 2008

10:04 PM - Calling all Sword Fighters! (posted by Webmaster)
Calling all Sword Fighters!

Enter the exciting world of Theatrical Stage Combat!

The Des Moines Renaissance Faire at Festival Park is looking for YOU!

This Stage Combat workshop will offer the following:

Safety and Handling of a theatrical weapon
Stage Presence
Footwork and Stances
Strikes and Blocks
Stage Combat Fight Sequence Development
Theatrical Weapon and Equipment Purchasing

This is an introductory workshop focused on the art of stage combat. This workshop is available to all individuals just begining or interested in rennaisance faire performance and/or stage fighting. The workshop will provide the introductory knowledge to be safe and competent with a stage weapon.

Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008. Registration starts at 9:30 am, workshop begins at 10:00 am and will last approximately 8 hours (with an hour break for lunch).

Location: Sleepy Hollow Sports Park (at the site of the Des Moines Renaisance Festival) at 4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, Iowa. (please, no direct calls - this workshop is not affliated with Sleepy Hollow Sports Park)

Cost: The workshop fee is $50.00 per person (payable in full on the day of the workshop).

Equipment needed for the class: Reccomended light, leather work gloves (or sword fighting gloves, easily found on the Internet), light work out clothing, closed toed shoes (no sandals). Bring sun screen (we'll be outside), personal drinking water for rehydration (this will be an active workshop!) and lunch (to enjoy in the park setting).

This class is limited to adults, 18 years and older and/or minimum 16 years old if accompanied by a legal gaurdian and supervising adult.

Note: Instructor has the right to refuse entry into the workshop or dismissal from the workshop for any reason.


Thursday, June 5 2008

5:31 PM - Welcome, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds (posted by Webmaster)
We'd like to welcome (and thank) the new Econo Lodge Inn & Suites as a 2008 Des Moines Renaissance Faire hotel sponsor. They are located just 1.5 miles from the festival site (literally right down the road) and the hotel is new construction. You can find maps and information on our Lodging page.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds
410 E 30th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 262-2525
Notes: Special rate for faire participants.

Welcome aboard!