LaForge is Lance and Joan Berg’s brain child. They separately have spent most of their adult lives running businesses at renaissance festivals and sci-fi/fantasy conventions. In 2015, they married and put their ventures together, so that they now have several tent operations, and multiple physical buildings with an array of products at 5 to 10 different faires on any given year. Lance has been making swords and other weaponry since 1992, Joan has been making copper roses and art nearly that long, they’ve both been in the games business since around 1994. Finally, as a passion project, they’ve been rescuing and fostering tiny kittens since 2017, bottle feeding and finding homes for what now numbers over fifty.
Where to find us
LaForge travels across the nation to various renaissance faires and trade shows, but our home is the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, here in Manheim, PA. We have also recently opened a permanant retail location. Come check us out, or find out when we will next be at an event near you!
Cats play a vital role in Renaissance Faires everywhere, keeping pests in check and improving the atmosphere. Unfortunately, kittens are sometimes abandoned by their parents, or need attention that they wouldn't otherwise receive in the wild.
Lance and Joan have been caring for these kittens for over five years, raising them to adulthood and finding them suitable homes.