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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Faery Fest's ENCHANTED GROUND: June 21-23 2013

Hey all you crazy wonderful cosplayers! Now is the time to start honing your foamy blades, polishing your armour, waxing your horns, fluffing your wings, sharpening your teeth, touching up your ears .. and you ... YES YOU ... that guy in the back ... would you PLEASE throw your medieval shirt in the wash this year? We would all appreciate it.

Yes, it's time to get ready for Faery Fest's Enchanted Ground, held this year in Guelph's Riverside Park on June 21/22/23. Lets pause for an official word about us:

"Faery Fest Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Fantasy in the Arts. To this end, we create a yearly festival in Guelph to immerse over 3000 visitors in a land of fantasy with live jousting, more than 50 vendor and community booths, a tasty food court, fantasy inspired music and theatre on the stage and in our grassy streets, games like archery and catapult, and lots more (see below)."

Enchanted Ground is like an Olde Tyme Renaissance Faire *BUT* it's not about history. It's about FANTASY! It's about faeries, goblins, trolls, dragons, and all that great stuff from movies and novels and myths and tales that are shunned at the historical faires.

We have FIVE amazing costume contests that you will want to either participate in, or make sure you watch with camera in hand:

-Two daily costume contests at noon each day. These are "showcasing" contests. Everyone gets awards based on what fantasy elements are represented on your costume. Everyone's a winner in the afternoon contests.

-Evening costume contest for adults only on Saturday night during the Crystal Ball Masquerade and Dance.

-A horse costume contest Saturday morning. No no no ... not a contest for horse costumes. A contest for costumed horses! That's right, you will see magnificent beasts dressed in equine finery from across Ontario.

-A Pet Costume contest on Saturday. Bring your lovable pets to Faery Fest dressed like fantasy things - but only those who will mix well with other dogs, cats, lizards and what have you - oh yes and your pets must be children/people friendly.

-Are you a costume expert? Maybe you're attached to a business or an organization? You are welcome to peruse the fair and give your own awards to be presented at our closing show on Sunday and posted on our website and facebook. This is good promo for you *and* more good times for cosplayers. Contact us at info@faeryfest.com for more info.

EVENING EVENTS:

There will be a free opening night variety show on Friday Night, and our annual Crystal Ball Masquerade and Dance on Saturday night with live music and old dances called by a professional.

You'll also want to check out:

-The Troll's Feet Tavern for Bingo in the afternoon
-The life Sized Mystic Maze
-LARPing info and events
-Fantasy Author's Tent
-Costume and Fantasy Art Vendors
-Mud Dauber the Mud Artist Activity area
-Psychic readings
-The Uber Awesome Game Asylum Trailer
-Molly, Morris, and Middle Eastern fusion dance
-End of Day Auctions.

Hope to see you there! www.faeryfest.com

-Whystler (Shawn)

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Unread 05-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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Yay! Going again this year! ...I just hope I can get my new costume finished on time. I'm wayyyyy behind on it (I'm making a dance-friendly "four elements" costume. Done up in the four colours, trimmed with silk leaves, feathers, tulle"fire" and "water", etc.).
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Unread 05-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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Mmm. I might be going out of town that weakened for my Grandmas B-day again but if not it would give me an excuse to wear Merida. I can actually walk to this if I wanted to so long as it not too hot (velveeen....).
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Unread 05-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Shinobi: ohh cool! Four Elements!

Ani: awww, well enjoy you granmamas bday!

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Unread 05-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #5
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Horse costume contest eh? Do tell me more.
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I will try and attend this year (possibly for one day). If I do manage to attend I will most likely bring my dark mage Yuna.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Hey DartDenseboy,

A Lady by the name of Melissa Small is organizing the Horse and Pony events on Saturday. At 11:00 there will be some events that people with horses and ponies can join - things like Simon Says, A Flag Race, An Apple Race, an Egg on Spoon Race, Down& Back (with youth and adult categories, and appropriate ribbons for winning) ... there's quite a number of events there. And then later in the day there is a contest for horses in costume.

Are you a horse person?

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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:52 PM   #8
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Hey Question for you guys ...

We're already thinking ahead for 2014 (not this coming year). How do you think a special costume contest that was focussed on a very narrow theme go over? - in this case I'm thinking ENTS ... which would result in a forest (or grove) of ents...

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I will try and attend this year (possibly for one day). If I do manage to attend I will most likely bring my dark mage Yuna.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #10
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Hey DartDenseboy,

A Lady by the name of Melissa Small is organizing the Horse and Pony events on Saturday. At 11:00 there will be some events that people with horses and ponies can join - things like Simon Says, A Flag Race, An Apple Race, an Egg on Spoon Race, Down& Back (with youth and adult categories, and appropriate ribbons for winning) ... there's quite a number of events there. And then later in the day there is a contest for horses in costume.

Are you a horse person?

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I AM a horse person :P I actually have 2 horses. (okay I have one and so does the hubby)

So I would actually be very interested. If I could get some contact
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I AM a horse person :P I actually have 2 horses. (okay I have one and so does the hubby)

So I would actually be very interested. If I could get some contact
Oh well then! Here is her email:

the_one_ring22 at yahoo dot ca

Melissa is doing a great job. If you check out the Faery Fest's Enchanted Ground group on facebook, she's posted some updates. She's got some pretty impressive trophies donated.
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I HOPE I can get this costume done in time. The universe seems to be conspiring against me being able to do so. I'm about a quarter done (by now I'm usually done or almost done) and have less than three weeks, and one week of that's completely out for sewing.
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Sadly I don't think I can make it this year Funds is a big issue (since I don't have a job right now)
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Unread 05-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #14
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Aww! It was so fun last year too to hang out with you and your friend (sorry, I forgot her name). I'd have to run it by my boyfriend and his folks, but if accommodation costs are a problem you could possibly stay with us at his house to cheapen things. We're about a half hour drive away from the event and he's down the street from a gorgeous conservation area with great photoshoot opportunities. And there's plenty of space for a third person, since they have a guest room and his big-ass room.
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It's official, I'm a comin! I'll bring my little cousins with me, and my dark mage.
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