Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sitting In Fezziwig’s Dance Party

Kage Baker adored the Fezziwig’s area. It is where, all day, the devotees of Terpsichore enact the dance party from A Christmas Carol. There is a groaning board (with very fine faux cakes on it, some of them produced by … Continue reading

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So, I Made It Home …

Kage Baker was always in favour of waiting until Monday to drive home from a Faire. We didn’t get to do it too often – those being many of our years in the office trade – but now that I … Continue reading

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Third Day: The End of Opening

Kage Baker loved three day weekends at Fairs-until they ended. During a three day, you have time to relax, and really get into character and thoroughly overdo things. When the weekend hits Day 2 and does not end a wonderful … Continue reading

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Second Day: We’ve Been Here Forever

Kage Baker often observed, as do all who do a Fair for more than one day at a time,¬† that once one is over the jitters and hysteria of Opening Day, one settles into any given Fair as though one … Continue reading

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Dickens Opening

Kage Baker always came home happy¬†from the Opening Day of Dickens Christmas Fair – and collapsed. It is exhausting; one is not yet hardened to a day of unrelenting Victoriana and Extreme Christmas. It is wondrous fun, exhilirating and amazing: … Continue reading

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Another Trip Through Alternate Dimensions

Kage Baker subscribed to that popular view that all roads are connected, somehow, somewhere. However, she didn’t believe that they all ran through the same world at the same time. Some roads ran through several, and you might journey through … Continue reading

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Two Days of Thanksgiving and A Month of Christmas

Kage Baker liked quiet Thanksgivings at home. Or said she did. How she decided this I have never figured out, because she never had one in her life. She was the eldest of a huge brood of children – which … Continue reading

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Tea and 6 Kinds of Mustard

Kage Baker loved tea. Not the drink, so much – she tended to have Coke in her teacup, possibly with a nice jot of rum – what she liked was the practice of tea. The afternoon rituals attendant upon the … Continue reading

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Hell Week For Extreme Christmas

Kage Baker worked Renaissance Fairs as both a performer and a stage manager.This is the (abbreviated) week before we open on the day after Thanksgiving – traditionally known, in just about every theatre on the verge of opening, as Hell … Continue reading

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Sunday Night, Too Tired To Write

Kage Baker took it as her responsibility to keep me awake on the road on Sunday nights coming home from Fairs. She told me stories – she played spotter for High Weirdness on the road – she made custom music … Continue reading

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