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Virtual Renaissance Fair

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Welcome to the internet resource page for your virtual renaissance fair!  The directions are here: Virtual Renaissance Fair Instructions.docx


Here are some good places to start your search for information and artifacts.  


General Resources

Great Renaissance links: http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00002189.shtml

Renaissance Interactives http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/

Renaissance Connection http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/main.cfm

Renaissance and Medieval Links http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/periods_styles/medieval/Medieval_Renaissance_Links/index.html

NYPL Renaissance Books http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgtitle_tree.cfm?level=1&title_id=620849

Art http://www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm Click on Renaissance.  Listing by artist.

Artists Renaissance Artist Resources

Music http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Renaissance_music

Medicine http://library.thinkquest.org/15569/hist-7.html 

Costumes: http://www.starcostumes.com/renaissance-guide/


Images and Sounds  

Creative Commons Search http://search.creativecommons.org

The creative commons allows you to search Google Images and Flickr and also has a music search tool.  Make sure at the top of the page only the modify, adapt, or build upon is checked.  When you find an image or sound you are going to use make sure to copy the url for the image and put it on your resources page or save it in your delicious account.


Avatar Creators

An avatar is your online representation of who you are.  Good rules of thumb - Never use your entire first and last name - it is much better to use just your first name and some numbers.  Also, never use a real image of yourself that someone could identify you from. 

Become a M&M's Character http://www.mms.com/us/becomeanmm/    

BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ 

Wee World http://www.weeworld.com/ 

The Hero Factory http://www.cpbintegrated.com/theherofactory/

Yahoo Avatar Creator http://avatar.yahoo.com/

Manga Avatar Creator http://www.manga.com/content/avatar-face-maker 

Downloadable SWF file to create avatars -  avatars.swf

  • Instructions: Right-click the above and save to your computer.  When you open it - right click the file and choose Open With - then choose Firefox or IE.  When you have finished creating you will need to take a screenshot (PrtSc or SnagIt) and then save as a jpg.  Don't forget to resize it also.  200x200 pixels is a more than enough for most sites.


Name Generators

Dragon Name Generator - http://nine.frenchboys.net/dragon.php

Gnome Name Generator - http://nine.frenchboys.net/gnome.php

Princess Name Generator - http://nine.frenchboys.net/princess.php

Prince Name Generator - http://nine.frenchboys.net/prince.php




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