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I’ve had a few people ask about when my friends and I are planning on attending the Bristol Renaissance Faire, and I promised I’d make a post when I officially knocked out a date for it.

On Saturday, July 26th the faire is hosting a fantasy costume day, and since I’m scheduled off of work that day anyway, that is the day I’m planning on attending.

This is Bristol, WI, in the United States.  Not Bristol in the UK.  Sorry, overseas chums!  If you want to join us, here’s the address.  We typically arrive by lunchtime, and usually stay until after dinner, sometimes until they close.  Afterwards, hitting up Culver’s for some frozen custard almost always happens.

Barring disaster, I shall be wearing my Alistair Theirin splintmail costume, and though I can’t verify if my friends will be wearing any of their Dragon Age gear(Dale will most likely bring Varric), there will be several of us in attendance.  Although encouraged, a costume is not required by any means.  Come say hello, and I will not only be surprised at connections being made, but will be more than happy to spend the day galavanting around with you, most likely causing you regret and irritation by evening, followed by an immediate unfollowing on deviantART upon the next internet opportunity.

Okay, so that’s drastic, but my point is that if you’d like to hang out with some Dragon Age people at the Renaissance Faire and fan over Dragon Age, or whatever, this is an opportunity to do so.

Since I had several replies last year loathing not being able to attend for reasons of not being aware, in spite of several posts I made in advance, expect numerous reblogs of this.  If you don’t wish to see that and have something that can block tags, such as TumblrSavior, I’ll be tagging each of these posts with ‘DA at Bristol’, so feel free to block that tag.

Additionally, here’s the event listing on Facebook if you’d like to connect that way.  If you have any questions, hit me up with an Ask, PM, Facebook Message, or whatever floats your proverbial boat, and I’d be happy to help clarify.

Need more convincing?  This is what happened in 2011.

Still not convinced?  Well, we’re going without you, and we’re going to have fun.  All the fun.

  • Listening to: The Last of Us Soundtrack
  • Reading: Good Eats(volumes 1, 2, and 3)
  • Watching: Vikings - Season 1
  • Playing: Nothin\' (Broken Computer :C)
  • Eating: Scrambled Eggs and Sausage
  • Drinking: Coffee


Kevin Bley
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Favourite genre of music: Trance
Favourite style of art: Animation or Digital Painting
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Apple iPod Nano & iTunes
Skin of choice: The kind that surrounds muscle and bone
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: "Fweem!"

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Imagin-Aries Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey!! Any Bristol Ren Faire plans this year? :)
mrbob0822 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh!  I haven't been on DA too often of late and when I posted about this year's event, I neglected posting it here.  Thanks for the reminder, as I'll have to make a journal entry about it on here!

We're planning on the 26th of this month.  Here are the details, and I created a Facebook event(link to that's in there somewhere) if you're into that, too:…

Hope to see you there!  :meow:
Imagin-Aries Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, we're going on the 20th! lol It was the only day everyone else seemed to be free. I hope you have fun, though! I know I will! 

And you're welcome for the reminder. Glad to be of service :)
mrbob0822 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Bummer!  So close, too!

I hope you and your companions have a great time regardless!
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Scourge157 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student
You are blessed with the creator! Alistair the best... X3
tatjna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Aww, thanks for faving my Grey Warden suit.  I'm a huge fan of your Alistair, by the way! ;-)
mrbob0822 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely!  You did a stellar job on the whole thing, and I'd be pretty proud of the accomplishment if I were in your shoes, so to speak.
Your Cullen armor looks quite impressive as well!

Keep up the great work, Wendy.  :meow:
tatjna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Shoes!  I totally need to learn how to make those!  :-D

And, thank you for your kind words.  I hope that one day I get to go to a con somewhere where there are loads of other DA cosplayers to hang out with.
mrbob0822 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I tend to, and will forever, save all my old shoes for cosplay modification later on.  Shoe cobbling could probably be a good skill to pick up.

And thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.  Every time I see others' Dragon Age costumes, I am motivated to improve upon my own costume.

Dragon*Con was that way for me since there's a huge group of Dragon Age cosplayers there each year.  'Course that's quite a trek from New Zealand, but I'd be lying if I said that meeting up with fellow Dragon Age cosplayers at a big con wasn't awesome.

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olivegbg Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for adding 'Duncan' to your favorites! :bow:
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