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William Brand

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Since the Crew of the Mercury has branched out and so many of us regularly visit annual events across the country, I'm going to post an ongoing calendar for the crew. I'll try to keep it updated with links to festival sites, site maps, dates, times, schedules, etc.

PAST EVENTS:
Nov-Dec 2007 (first official event) Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion/Pirates in Paradise - November 27th-December 5th ~ Key West, Florida Surgeon's Journal William's Photos - Nov. 28th-29th William's Photos - Nov. 30th

May 2008 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend - May ~ Columbus, Ohio Surgeon's Journal
June 2008 Blackbeard Pirate Festival - June ~ Hampton, Virginia Surgeon's Journal
Nov-Dec 2008 Pirates in Paradise - November 30th-December 8th ~ Key West, Florida Surgeon's Journal

July 2009 The Lockhouse - July ~ Havre de Grace, Maryland Kate & Michael's Photos
August 2009 Pirates of Paynetown - August 7th-9th ~ Bloomington, Indiana Surgeon's Journal
September 2009 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend/TLAPD - September 18th-20th ~ Columbus, Ohio Surgeon's Journal
November 2009 The Lockhouse - November ~ Havre de Grace, Maryland Kate & Michael's Photos
December 2009 Fort Taylor Pirate Festival/Pirates in Paradise - December 2nd-8th ~ Key West, Florida Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal William's Photos - Dec. 4th William's Photos - Dec. 5th William's Photos - Dec. 6th

March 2010 Searle's Raid - March 5th-6th ~ St. Augustine, Florida Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal
May 2010 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend - May ~ Columbus, Ohio Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal
June 2010 Fort de Chartres: 40th Rendezvous - June 4th-6th ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois Kate & Michael's Photos William's Photos - June 4th William's Photos - June 5th William's Photos - June 6th Republic-Times
June 2010 Put-in-Bay Pirate Festival - June 25th-27th ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal
July 2010 The Lockhouse - July ~ Havre de Grace, Maryland Surgeon's Journal
August 2010 Pirates of Paynetown - August ~ Bloomington, Indiana Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal
September 2010 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend/TLAPD - September ~ Columbus, Ohio Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal
September 2010 St. Louis Pirate Festival - September ~ St. Louis, Missouri
Nov-Dec 2010 Fort Taylor Pirate Festival/Pirates in Paradise - November-December ~ Key West, Florida Surgeon's Journal

May 2011 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend - May ~ Columbus, Ohio Kate & Michael's Photos Surgeon's Journal
June 2011 Fort de Chartres: 41st Rendezvous - June 4th-5th ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois Kate & Michael's Photos
June 2011 Put-in-Bay Pirate Festival - June 24th-26th ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio Surgeon's Journal
August 2011 Brigand's Grove - August 13th-14th ~ Charlestown, Indiana Surgeon's Journal
September 2011 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend/TLAPD - September ~ Columbus, Ohio Surgeon's Journal
Nov-Dec 2011 Fort Taylor Pirate Festival/Pirates in Paradise - November-December ~ Key West, Florida Surgeon's Journal

March 2012 The Sack of St. Augustine - March 2nd-3rd ~ St. Augustine, Florida
May 2012 Pirate Weekend on the Santa Maria - May 19th-20th~ Columbus, Ohio Surgeon's Journal
June 2012 Fort de Chartres - June 2nd - 3rd, 2012 ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
June 2012 NorCal Pirate Festival - June 16th - 17th, 2012 ~ Vallejo, California
June 2012 Put-in-Bay - June 22nd - 24th, 2012 ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio Surgeon's Journal
August 2012 Michigan Pirate Fest - August 2012 ~ Grand Haven, Michigan Surgeon's Journal

September 2013 Dana Point Tall Ships Festival - September 7th-9th ~ Dana Point, California
September 2012 Santa Maria Pirate Weekend/TLAPD - September ~ Columbus, Ohio Gaston N Jacqueline's Photos
September 2012 Utah Pirate Festival II - September 14th-15th ~ Willard Bay State Park, Utah William's Photos - Utah Pirate Festival 2012
November 2012 Fort de Chartres: Fall Fort - November 2nd-4th ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
Nov-Dec 2012 Fort Taylor Pirate Festival - November 30th-December 2nd ~ Key West, Florida

February-March 2013 The Sack of St. Augustine - February 28th-March 3rd ~ St. Augustine, Florida

April 2013 Les Plays des Illinois Colonial Trade Fair & Musket and Rifle Frolic - April 5th-7th ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

May 2013 Conway Pirate Weekend - May 11th-12th ~ Conwy, Wales

May 2013 Pirate Weekend on the Santa Maria - May 18th-19th~ Columbus, Ohio

June 2013 St. Louis Renaissance Faire - May 18th-June 9th ~ St. Louis, Missouri

June 2013 Put-in-Bay - June 28th-July 1st ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio

July 2013 Put-in-Bay - June 28th-July 1st ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio

September 2013 Dana Point Tall Ships Festival - September 6th-8th ~ Dana Point, California

September 2013 Cannon Training School - September 7th-8th ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

September 2013 Eastport Pirate Festival - September 7th-9th~ Eastport, Maine

September 2013 Utah Pirate Festival III - September 13th-15th ~ Slaterville, Utah

September 2013 Pirate Weekend on the Santa Maria/TLAPD - September 21st-2nd ~ Columbus, Ohio

November 2013 Fort de Chartres: Fall Fort - November 2nd-3rd ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

November 2013 St. Augustine Pirate Gathering - November 8th-10th ~ St. Augustine, Florida

December 2013 Fort Taylor Pirate Invasion - December 6th - 8th ~ Key West, Florida

January 2014 Alafia River Rendezvous - January 24th ~ Homeland, Florida

March 2014 The Sack of St. Augustine - February 28th-March 1st ~ St. Augustine, Florida

May 2014 Save the Santa Maria Festival/Great Lakes Pirate Gathering - May 16th-18th ~ Cortland, Ohio

June 2014 Fort de Chartres - June 7th-8th ~ Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

June 2014 Put-in-Bay - June 20th-22nd ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio

June 2014 Belmont Pier Pirate Invasion - June 28th-30th ~ Longbeach, California

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 2014

Channel Island Tall Ships Festival - August 16th-17th ~ Oxnard, California

September 2014

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival - September 5th-7th ~ Dana Point, California

December 2014

Fort Taylor Pirate Invasion - December 5th - 7th ~ Key West, Florida

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nice work william!

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Thank you, but I should have thought of it long ago. We need to archive our event history and I know I'm missing dates and events. Feel free to pipe in, everyone. There are dozens I haven't added, and if we include every event that our good doctor attends alone, the list would be huge!

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What constitutes a Mercury event? How about the Santa Maria events? Much of the crew is Mercury and many of those who aren't don't have a crew affiliation that I'm aware of other than the Scioto Pirates (Michael & Kate and Mark & Jennie (who are also Mercury Crew members), Thomas and Dan. Maybe George/Ken, although he's really part of the Santa Maria crew.) You might also look at the various Surgeon's Journals for reference. (I think the dates may even be on them for the PiP events.) If anyone asks me which crew I'm at during any of those events except the BB thing, I say Mercury.

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What constitutes a Mercury event?

For the sake of this archive and future calendaring I would say that any event where a member of the crew participates could be calendared or archived. This participation may vary. For example, when at Searles the event re-enacted predates the timeline of the Mercury, but with so many members of our group their as pirates of an earlier time, it's still a Mercury attended event. In that case it's more about the players than the characters portrayed. A person might also attend as a captive or borrowed character of the Mercury. The Archangel crew invites me out to all sorts of events as a member of their crew, but I've insisted with each invitation, that I could only be a captive or guest, never a member of the Archangel. My loyalties remain with the Mercury. It's a pretty loose set of rules, but so is the Mercury.

The Santa Maria was my next thing to add. I best go searching for dates.

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The Santa Maria events were always (Sept) the weekend closest to TLAPD and in May it was usually the fourth weekend. This year it will be the third weekend. Michael, Kate and I were sort of shanghai'd into the Archangels when I went in 2008. I was told you needed to be a member of an existing crew. However, as I said, I always tell everyone I am the Mercury ship's surgeon. (This is mostly because I like the Mercury's Captain so much.) You should also stick Put-in-Bay 2010 and 2011 in there. Those were both the weekends before the 4th of July weekend 6/24-26, 2011 and 6/25-27, 2010. This year it's June 22nd - 24th.

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You should also stick Put-in-Bay 2010 and 2011 in there. Those were both the weekends before the 4th of July weekend 6/24-26, 2011 and 6/25-27, 2010. This year it's June 22nd - 24th.

Thank you. I was just searching for those very dates.

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Nice.

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Please let me know if I've missed any events past, present or future.

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Wow, great work Mr. Brand! What is crazy, despite the huge diversity in locations on that pretty extensive list... I think there are only three or four on that list that I have not been present at. :blink:

There were a couple (like literally two) Mercury at the July 2009 Lockhouse http://s299.photobuc...%20July%202009/

I am fairly certain we (the wife and I) made it to one of the November Lockhouse events as well, I am just unsure what year it was (2008? 2009?) I think Dorian Lasseter was also present at whichever November Lockhouse it was we were at (although it might have been the July one for all my memory is worth).

EDIT: going through the wife'ss photobucket account a little deeper, it was November 2009... http://s608.photobucket.com/albums/tt164/Kate_Souris/Lockhouse%20Nov%202009/

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Thank you. I'll try to link as many photo albums as I can from the past events.

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I actually have links to most of the albums I was allowed to use in the Journals at the end of each Journal (in the Epilogue). Unfortunately, as I discovered when trying to update the PiP 2007 Surgeon's Journal with album links (which it had not had before the update), many of these albums have disappeared since people started moving stuff to Facebook.

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I'm doing updates to the calendar, so if there's an upcoming event you'd like to see on the list, or an event that I failed to archive, please let me know.

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Weekend late in June, Put-In-Bay pirate festival

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The dates for the Utah Pirate Festival have been established for September 13th-15th (Friday through Sunday). A few crew members have already hinted that they might attend, so I'll be adding to the 'ship's stores' extensively. I'm already pricing more boxes, canvas and furniture for the event, and the camp kitchen box is filling up with found items such as plates, bowls, etc. Anyone wishing to attend should let me know their needs. I'm planning on doing a lot before September.

Meanwhile, I hear tell of preparations for St Augustines, Satna Maria and others in the next coming months. Another pirate year is under way.

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FYI, the Put-in-Bay website is http://pyratefest.co/

It's not up-to-date, but that's where it is. (They haven't even begun planning it yet AFAIK.)

Also, I will be representing the Mercury at both the Conwy Pirate Festival in Wales and the Eastport Pirate Festival in Maine. They're not Mercury events per se, but I'll still be there writing Journals as if. (You actually can find links to the websites of the events I plan to attend this year at the top of my Events Links page if it interests you.)

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Excellent! Thank you for the links and the representation. Lily and Keith should be up to the Eastport event as well, so you'll have some more Mercury to rub shoulders with.

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We've passed our first event of 2013, with a great time had by all who attended at St. Augustine. I've updated the calendar to reflect changes to some upcoming events. There is a new juried 'trade fair' event at Fort de Chartres if anyone is interested. It takes place April 5th-7th and is called 'Les Plays des Illinois Colonial Trade Fair & Musket and Rifle Frolic'. Say that ten times fast.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.605725269453173&type=1

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I will definitely be attending the Les Plays des Illinois Colonial Trade Fair & Musket and Rifle Frolic'. I hope some ot you will be able to make it out. It has been awhile since I've been in the company of ship mates.

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Fort de Chartres is coming up quickly for those of you in the neighborhood that wish to go. Details here...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/190333420992362/

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The St. Louis Renaissance Faire is ongoing and Put-in-Bay is coming up quickly. There are also some new events posted to the community calendar on the Pub, for anyone seeking something new in their neck of the woods.

St. Louis Renaissance Faire - May 18th-June 9th ~ St. Louis, Missouri

Put-in-Bay - June 28th-July1st ~ Put-in-Bay, Ohio

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Did any member of the crew actually attend the Fort de Chartres: 43rd Rendezvous event? I shouldn't list it if it wasn't attended by anyone of us.

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william, the fort was a washout !! literally !! they blew the damn ( as was told to me ) and gave everyone 2 hours to get the heck out... bos'n carl was planning on attending but the rain scared him away i guess...it was a good thing that nobody went....

i do plan on going to the cannon training and the fall fort, though...

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I also am planning on attending the fort this fall. If I can come up with clothes and a big enough tent, I'll bring my whole family.

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Matty Bottles wants to go as well, so make him welcome!

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