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The News Show Episode 0.4

In this episode the Nuz Show crew discuss The Olde World Village after Leslie and Adam return from a visit with the gods.  John tells about his trip to Chicago for Anime Midwest and a surprise visit to Exxxotica, the erotica convention next door and meeting the wonderful people at the XXX Church.  Laura gives an update on the upcoming “Second Hand Models” competition.  Meanwhile, everyone enjoys pizza and Doug plays trombone with the camera when he isn’t over acting.
Why “Nuz?”  “Nuz” is a Chinese word for “cool.”  We aren’t presenting breaking news here but hopefully you will find some good, cool fun and interesting stuff in our Nuz Room!
Why episode 0.4?  As a production team we are learning to work with each other and we know we are not yet at a professional level from cameras, cast, crew to copyediting.  So as we learn to work with one another, the equipment, and to compile it, we are considering this season 0 and are making it available to you, the viewer.

Canons roar and Pirates perform in celebrations civil and medieval

Canons will roar in Hastings!
Canons will roar in Hastings!

This weekend in Hastings, Michgan the canons will roar at the annual Hastings Civil War Muster in Charlton Park, while less than thirty miles away the Blackrock Renaissance Summerfest at The Olde World Village in Augusta, Michigan will be celebrating with medieval merriment and mayhem.

Olde World Village manager Mike Wkii with The Weird Review's Staff Model, Minion, and Sidekick, Lillian Fox
Olde World Village manager Mike Wkii with The Weird Review’s Staff Model, Minion, and Sidekick, Lillian Fox

For a fiver on July 19 and 20, 2014, you can go to Charlton park where they have moved in old buildings from the 1800’s  and have recreated a beautiful, historic town complete with chapel, general store, houses, and during the Civil War Muster, Union and Rebel camps.  They present demonstrations, seminars, 18th century fashions, and a pitched battle in the town square where everyone can watch from the safety of the hillside.

When visiting camps be sure to identify yourself as friend or foe!
When visiting camps be sure to identify yourself as friend or foe!

Visitors will also want to visit the Suttler’s camp where those reenactors of a more commercial nature will peddle their wares to the soldiers as well as the visiters from modern America who will love the crafted, cooked, concocted, and curious items as well as replica and authentic antique items for sale.  In the evening they have music and dancing and then, later, the Emerald Pheasant Saloon will be open for refreshments, cards, and general carrying on.

Music on the courthouse steps
Music on the courthouse steps

Just a short distance away you can enjoy another era of music, mirth, and medieval markets as the Blackrock Renaissance Summerfest continues its second week.  At blackrock you can see acrobatics, pirates, and sword fights.  There is even real jousting with knights in armor charging one another on horseback.  The splinters fly as the knights do battle to show their prowess to the royalty, peasants, and honored guests who attend their contests.

You may even find a familiar face of wizardry at the Blackrock Renaissance Summerfest!
You may even find a familiar face of wizardry at the Blackrock Renaissance Summerfest!

Further to the north is another entire village within the village, The Viking Encampment, where the Vikings of the Great Lakes have staked their claim.  you can drop by and see the Norse ladies and gents as they demonstrate the life in a traditional viking village.

Ladies keeping house in the Norse Village
Ladies keeping house in the Norse Village

You will want to stop by Moore’s Rolling Smokehouse where they  specialize in smoked ribs, chicken, pork, brisket, and they have some of the best brats around.  Elsewhere in the Olde World Village you can sink your teeth into a hickory smoked barbeque sandwich or feast on the chili or other soup in an old fashioned bread bowl at the Hickory Hut!

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All around the Olde World Village you can visit the various wonderful shops such as, The Crafty HatterUnicorn’s GardenSkullduggery Overseas Trading CompanyFellowship Foundry, and Yulanda’s Soy Comfort Candles.  You definitely want to check out the leather works of Gere Hakon and say hi to the Weird Review’s own Model, Minion, and Sidekick, Lillian Fox, who will be modeling items mad by Gere and from Beckalyn’s Masquerade.

This is certain to be a great weekend to visit Charlton Park or The Olde World Village but better still, visit both!

 

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Lady India De Minuit and Claira Bell perform at The Steam Dream Expo

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