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jugglingjusty



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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:44 am    Post subject: a question

ok so this might be stupid...but say that I, after graduating highschool and all that jazz, and after practicing cj up until that point, want to get a job at a ren festival or something like that. how does one go about getting a job there and do you have to have some sort of special training or something? any input at all is greatly appreciated thanks.
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:00 am    Post subject:

go to a renfest and talk to the performance managers
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject:

I got two totally unexpected jobs at RenFair just by going once as a patron. If you can find a band whose music would be good to juggle to, talking to them would be a really good idea - they might ask you up to perform.

But if you just want to be a busker, I know some Faires do require you to audition, usually during the summer, and with others it'd be fine to just talk to the Entertainment Director. If you audition, they might make you go through several weekends of training during the summer to learn the accent and etiquette.

Hope that helps - and good luck!
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject:

Yeah, do a walkaround with your skillz, and confront the entertainment director if he doenst contact you first. Just walking around the fair I've been offered 3 jobs. 1 at the crystal stix stand, one with a fire performance group, and the director himself stopped me once and told me to call him up. Luckily though, I got offered a job working the try out toys stand by kevin her on the site It pays to have connections, so go, show off and make friends.
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject:

You know, I've never even been to one of these RenFairs, and there's one going on now in PA. Do the performers really do accents and all?
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject:

Yup. Here at KC you have to abide very strict codes if you work for the fair itself. This includes costume regulations, accents, slang, bowing to royalty, blah blah blah. I like to use an accent just cause its fun. Its even more fun when you switch them whilst giving a lesson

Yeah, I use mine so much I get stuck in it for about a day after the weekend My neighbors think I'm british XD
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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject:

Slang too? We have plenty of brits in this forum. I wish we could have RenFair accent demos and ratings!
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:09 am    Post subject:

I wonder though. Is trying to get a job CJing at a renfair where Tryout Toys is at, would that be stepping on any toes? I would be afraid of doing that.
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:31 am    Post subject:

Actually Dizz thats how i met Sensei Strange. I was working TRF with TryOutToys and one of said there was a guy getting money to do sphereplay. It was of course Sensei doing his magic show which might i add is spectacular . So no i dont think Michael and us as Tryout Toys mind at all
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:46 am    Post subject:

whats try out toys? ...if i may ask
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:37 am    Post subject:

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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:49 am    Post subject:

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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:09 am    Post subject:

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Twistem on the rebound and... SWISH!!! ITS GOOD!!!

Odd... i typed some stuff and it just didnt go...
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:14 am    Post subject:

dont worry zap, I got your back like a chiropractor
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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:52 pm    Post subject:

Cool! 0.0
I usually go opening weekend at the AZ faire.

TryOut Toys is Michael Glenn's company. They teach CJ at ren fairs.
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