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Final Stop of 2017 Pubcrawl: Notes About Communion

PiratePalooza #13 begins tomorrow and there’s just a bit more you need to know about our final secret final stop, where the world famous PiratePalooza Pubsing begins (immediately on the heels of the world famous PiratePalooza Pubcrawl) – please be sure to share this information with your mates. The location is called “Communion” and you’ll find it on Church Street, in the backyard of REVIVAL, a restaurant operated by celebrity Atlanta television chef Kevin Gillespie. To get to Communion you’ll need to Continue Reading

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Donations for Communion

PiratePalooza #12 - Photo by Dean Ansley

PiratePalooza #12 – Photo by Dean Ansley

The hidden ale-yard known as Communion  has become a favorite ending spot for our crew over the past several years. Better yet, it has allowed us to keep the One True PiratePalooza as a walking crawl from start to finish. Since this time last year the owners decided to convert Communion to an event space, so this time around I have been forced to dip into my chest to cover costs associated with Continue Reading

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Recommendation: Pirate History Podcast

Screenshot of the Pirate History Podcast's webpage.

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, m’hearties! With less than 5 days until the 13th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing it might be a good idea start polishing up on your pirate history! However, if you’re like most sea devils these days you’re absolutely illiterate (which is why you have someone reading this article to you right now). Continue Reading

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The 10 Best Ways to Make People Like You

Mister Banana swears allegiance to Captain Drew, 2013 - image by Dean Ansley, Guy Behind the Camera

Like many of you, I feel that my friends would be more interesting if they liked the exact same things that I like. Toward that end I have prepared ten easy techniques you can use to convince them to like your stuff, collected from the many stories I have heard from my crew and from my own voluminous record of encounters with the constables. I take great reward in sharing these tips with you, as they will ultimately make you more like me in the long run. For this example I will use a movie as the thing I want my friends to like, but it could be anything from Continue Reading

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Famous Stanley and the Dragon Kong Nerds

Stanley (Stan Lee) at Dragon Con 2017 courtesy Cathyrn Lyons

I have made the acquaintance of a quite a few nerds over the years – my crew is largely comprised of them – and boy do they get excited whenever the “Dragon Kong” rolls around. It’s all they talk about. There’s a few things that really get them really really cranked up: things like Death Pool, that fancy lad John Barleyman in his super-short Continue Reading

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Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Releases Treasure Island (with your help)

The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the production of their latest project “Treasure Island”.    ARTC has been entertaining audiences with their live radio-style performances since 1984 and can be seen performing to large crowds at many of the larger science fiction and fantasy conventions around Continue Reading

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Maui Shocks Festival Crowd

There’s an unofficial tradition among the cast at the Georgia Renaissance Festival that Memorial Day is observed as a “prank day” for tweaking costumes, characters, storylines, and songs ever so slightly as to entertain each other in order to survive the final leg of a brutal 3-day run. These minor alterations usually go unnoticed by patrons of the festival, but they provide the cast with tremendous entertainment, a welcome distraction from the scorching heat, dusty streets, and occasional deluge and lightning storm.  In my opinion the undisputed “winner” of GARF’s 2017 Prank Day was Estaban Diego de Castille who showed up as Continue Reading

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A Letter from Mark

This past Saturday was the first of a 2-day pirate invasion of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, and I must admit that I had a great time wandering around the old place again. We started the day at the front door where some lady in purple yelled at everybody a long time before letting us all in.  I think she did that as a distraction so we didn’t notice all them boobs everywhere, but man I noticed.  After the lady finished yelling at us they opened the door so we could get in and once Continue Reading

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Captain Drew Announces Wholly Unauthorized Pub Crawl

This weekend pirates will descend upon the Georgia Renaissance Festival for their annual late spring gathering. The traditional meeting point for this assembly is the Pub on the Hilla picturesque pub serving beer, wine, cider, and ale.  This spot is one of several pubs featuring stage acts like Landloch’d and the Beastly Boys. It also features Friar Finegan, a monk who is developing a habit for leading festival-goers on pub crawls.

In an effort to assert his now-legendary pubcrawl-leading credentials, Captain Drew has made “arrangements” to lead a “pub crawl” of his own this Saturday at GARF’s Pirate Invasion. The Captain’s pub crawl will begin at the Pub on the Hill around 12:30pm, it will arrive at the Drunk Monk Pub by 1:15pm (wine and cheese MAY be available upstairs, if renovations are complete), arrive at the Brewer’s Pub by 2pm (musical act TBD by fate), then return back to the Pub on the Hill in time to join in on Continue Reading

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The Compleat Barley Mow

As I was recently polishing off a pint of ale I was reminded of a time many years ago when the minstrel group Wine Woman & Song would regale us with an old favorite, The Barley Mow, during pub sing at the Brewer’s Pub at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. With a bit of time on my hands I decided to find out more about this old tune. For instance: what’s a “barley mow”? What’s a nipperkin? What’s a drayer? What’s a Continue Reading

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