“The Buzz” 12–1pm Discussion: The Challenge - Getting Started
Need some inspiration to get started on your impression for this year's Challenge? Learn about how others are getting started, become inspired, and get the support you need to take the first steps. Coffee and tea will be provided, snacks to share are always welcome.
Lecture 1pm–1:30pm “Clothing Makes the Man (or Woman)”
How come some people look like they just walked out of a portrait? What are the elements that create a total 18th century look from way a garment is worn to the accessories—we'll highlight several types of impressions including civilian and military.
A Bit of Theatre 1:30pm–2pm
For your viewing pleasure we will be offering “Theatricals for your Amusement” . Theatre is a great way to get a better appreciation of the spoken word of a period and the closest thing we have to an verbal time machine—so enjoy some period farce. We'll supply the popcorn!
Breakout Sessions 2:15pm–4pm
Enroll in Master and Mistress Mees' 18th Century Finishing School to brush up on your deportment. Learn how (and who) to greet, practice your courtesies and bows, and avoid social awkwardness at your next gathering.
First Person Clinic
Does the thought of doing a first-person interpretation make you break out in a cold sweat? Join John Adams interpreter Tom Macy and other expert first-person interpreters who will take the mystery out of role playing. They'll discuss the tricks and traps and let you practice what you've learned.
All Things Buttons
Learn how to make an awesome buttonhole (or overcast a machine made one), cover a button, make a death's head button, and learn how to attach a button so it won't fall off!