This past weekend marked the opening of King Richard’s Faire
in Carver, MA. Most Renaissance faires can only dream of what King
Richard’s has achieved: a permanent venue at an 80-acre wooded park in
which they’ve built an expansive medieval village
that must be seen to be believed. I attended the faire several times in
my middle and high school years, and I decided to drop everything on
Labor Day for the chance to find out if the festival is still as fun as
Last Saturday night at midnight, Johnny Cupcakes brought late-80s gamer geek classic The Wizard to the Coolidge. People who crave their fix of both Nintendo nostalgia and exclusively designed Powerglove posters flocked to the theatre early that night. I arrived at 11:15 to find the line stretched down the alley.
I was up pretty late last night. How could I have been so irresponsible on a Wednesday? Well, I have an awful lot of work to do before Friday morning, and the list taped to my apartment wall still has a few items that aren’t crossed off: “finish armor,” “paint gloves,” “make arm bracelets,” and a couple other bits and pieces that I’ll have to wrap up tonight.