You can help us send Matt to Renaissance Festivals for more great interviews for the podcast. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 21, 2012.
About this project
My name is Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. I started this show in 2005 with my co-host Kristen Roger. My goal was to highlight Renaissance Festivals around the world so that you could have continuous faire entertainment even when you were out of reach of a faire.
We have hundreds of listeners around the globe who have never been to a Renaissance festival, but love the culture that we share each week. Our love of faires shines through. Last year, we won a Parsec Award for Best Music Podcast.
Our success is due in large part to Tony Artym and Matt Ledder. Tony runs the facebook page, manages the faire news segment and has started producing fun skits for the show. Matt started interviewing folks at faires a couple years ago. He brought an exciting and infectious dynamic to the show which is what brings us to his Kickstarter campaign.
How This Campaign Began
One day last year, we lamented that Matt is stuck way up North. His home faire is in Minnesota. He doesn't have the resources to get to other faires. Because of your help, we're gonna send Matt to a Renaissance festival near you.
In January 2012, we asked Minions to nominate and vote for what faire we should send Matt to. The winner was Sherwood Forest Faire.
If we can raise $600 in two weeks, Matt will fly down to Texas for the faire. Your pledge will pay for
- Air travel to Texas
- Hotel stay for the weekend
- A rental car to get him to the faire
- Miscellaneous expenses
- and any Kickstarter fees
Any extra money will go back to the podcast to help pay for our hosting expenses.
What If We Raise More Than $600?
If we get another $600 in pledges, we ask Minions to nominate and vote for a SECOND FAIRE later in the year for Matt to travel to. That's right, we're gonna get the most from this campaign.
We want to give you more interviews, more music, more entertainment for your buck.
Wait! Isn't the Renaissance Festival Podcast a FREE INTERNET RADIO SHOW?
You bet it is! We lose money every month we put on this show. We publish it BECAUSE WE LOVE FAIRES.
It costs you nothing to listen to the 180+ episodes of the show. So please show your love for the podcast and for Renaissance festivals. Give back to the community.
Make a pledge today!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Patrons. Every little bit helps! Our heart-felt thanks by email.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $9 or more
Peasants. Receive a Renaissance Festival Podcast sticker and a special "Thank You" note from one of the hosts of the podcast thanking you for your contribution, we just might write it with a quill and ink. You can make a nomination for the next faire selected.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
Serfs. Receive a digital copy of the Renaissance Festival Podcast compilation CD. Plus, everything above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $29 or more
Yeomanry. Receive a copy of the Renaissance Festival Podcast Compilation CD, and get ZIP files featuring ALL the past episodes of the podcast from 2005-2011. Plus, everything above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $59 or more
Merchants. Receive a Renaissance Festival Podcast T-Shirt and Marc Gunn's latest CD "Don't Go Drinking With Hobbits". Plus, everything above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
Interview. You are guaranteed an interview. We will hunt you down at faire for your interview where you can talk about your business, your show, or just your love of Renaissance festivals.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $99 or more
Knights. Co-host the show (if you have recording equipment OR if you are at the faire, it'll be recorded live with you as a host), OR pick your 12 favorite faire artists or songs for a special show featuring your picks. Plus, everything above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $599 or more
Noble. You can pick the next festival that Matt will show up at any Ren Fest in the U.S.. Plus, everything above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $4,999 or more
Royal. The Renaissance Festival Podcast will do a live show, with at least three of our hosts out at your favorite faire. We’ll interview musicians and entertainers, talk to vendors, meet patrons, and the compile a brilliant special feature filled with music and entertainment direct from your festival with in USA. Plus, everything above.Estimated delivery:
- (15 days)