The launch of the Philly Renaissance Faire took over the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly in May, and brought with it a single weekend of swordplay, giant turkey legs, and The Mountain from HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Tired of trips to other towns and states, Patrick Rodgers launched the festival to give Philadelphia its very own celebration of the medieval, and was spotlighted by WHYY’s NewsWorks, Philly Mag, Uwishunu, CBS3, and found photographs showcased in places like Getty Images.

A wonderful addition to the geek community, it’s an event we’ll be talking about for a long time, and will generate stories and lasting memories year after year.

Category: 2015 - (Past Category) Story of the Year

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