New Feature: Reenactor Interviews
One of the things I love most about this hobby is the fascinating people you meet at events. In an attempt to show the width and breadth of this varied community, I’ve decided to start doing some interviews of reenactors. Here are some of the questions I’ll be asking:
Give a basic description of yourself *outside* the hobby (where you live, employment, family status, other hobbies, whatever you want to mention):
How did you get into the hobby, and how old were you?
What is your favorite period to reenact? Why?
What is your favorite period of history? Why?
What impressions do you do? Which is your favorite? Why?
What’s your favorite thing about being a reenactor? What about your least favorite?
Is there anything you do that is unusual within the hobby?
What do you love about the hobby as a whole? What are your gripes with it?
Are you involved in the hobby at a different level than most (such as a merchant, umbrella org official, staff at a historical site, etc) and if so, what is that like?
Describe the best moment you’ve experienced in the hobby.
How do you think the hobby will change in the next 10-20 years? What changes would you like to see?
What’s your best piece of advice for someone interested in becoming a reenactor?
Ignoring cost, practicality, etc, what is your “dream impression”?
Anything else you’d like the readers here to know?
As always, I love input from my readers, so if there’s a question you’d like to see me add to this list, let me know in the comments!