Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jonna's Candles Giveaway and the Quest for the Crowns

Mission Main St GrantSorry for my late post this week!  We have 2 more days to get in as many votes as possible for the Dreamhaven Grant.  You can vote here - it's just 2 clicks and no email sign-ups necessary!

Next up on the docket - and I am very excited for this - is the Radcon Quest for the Crowns!  Our story begins here:

"Once upon a time, there was a land called Radcon. Each year in the Realm of Radcon, the kingdom held a grand masquerade to choose their new King and Queen. On this particular year however, the realm was in a panic for the Guardian of the Diadems had reported that the crowns were missing! Without the crowns, the new Queen and King could not be recognized. 

Everyone in the kingdom began to search high and low. The citizens of the Kingdom of Radcon searched for the Crowns, far and wide, that is, until the Fairy Messenger arrived. Through the marsh and across the swamp he rode with the snail mail. Too soon he discovered that the ransom note he brought for the Guardian of the Diadems was sopping wet and tattered..."

Why am I excited, you ask?  Well, this awesome story is the introduction into a live quest for 10 lucky kids at Radcon 2015, culminating at the Masquerade Ball.  There will be Leprechauns and Faeries, puzzles and challenges but most of all, there will be 10 Key Bearers who rescue the Crowns of Radcon!

Stay tuned on the Radcon Facebook page this week for as we call for the first of the Key Bearers!

And last but not least for this week's update: Jonna's Candle's Giveaway!  Take a few moments and enter to win this amazing candle set - it's totally free!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kamakru Giveaway & Weekly Update

This weekend was pretty awesome.  Ion the Leprechaun and I ventured down the silver path to the Spokane Renaissance Faire, to the Gossamer Glen of Queen Mab.  We had a great time making crowns, fairy rings, and magic wands!

Among the highlights was our Human Magic (Science) show with the kidlets.  We experimented with a some Rainbow magic and an Oobleck Spell.  We also enjoyed bartering the metals (bottlecaps) for wishing stones, and good times with good friends.

Tycho and Hypatia joined us for the trip, they seemed to do pretty well in both the blueberry chariot as well as their kitteh harnesses.  The kids were able to pet and hold and play with them but as you can see, motorin' sacked sister kitten out!

Project Dreamhaven received confirmation from Coupe Architecture that work on the park design will begin with our first payment.  We're almost to $1,000 to get that ball rolling, which is very exciting. :)  We are also nearly up to 300 votes on our Chase Grant application!

It's very nice to see the coupon-booklet contributing to both vendors, and the project all at once.  We are getting a lot of new sign-ups for next year so I'm looking forward to even bigger and better!

All that said, this week's giveaway is for a selection of some pretty awesome art from Kamakru Art.  Check out her page and tell us what your favorite pieces are!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Dragondance Giveaway & Dreamhaven

The voting for Project Dreamhaven is going pretty well.  We need 250 votes to move to the next stage.  In this phase, the grant committee reviews the applicants in depth to decide who they want to award the $150,000 grant to.  20 winners are selected each year - so far, it doesn't look like anyone from the PNW has ever won. *fingers crossed*

Read more about Dreamhaven here.

The coupon booklet is also plugging right along.  There are at least 3 upcoming events that one can get coupons to (inside the booklet).  Naturally, any vendors that want to sign up for the 2015 year are invited to do so!

This week's giveaway is also exciting!  We have a new sponsor: Dragondance Studios.  They are flow arts teachers and demonstrators and you could win any one of their currently available props this week! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, September 26, 2014

Help Dreamhaven get a $150K grant!

Mission Main St Grant
For those of you just now joining us, Project Dreamhaven is our vision to establish a themed event venue and adventure park that operates year-round.

We've been working this year to build the funds necessary to begin the process with an architectural feasibility study (that is, the park layout and design necessary to receive bids from general contractors).

Part of our ongoing efforts to raise these funds include the Coupon-Fairy Booklet, the Fairyblossom Festival and our GoFundMe Campaign.

Added to our capital-raising efforts, we've officially applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase bank.  This grant would be used to help pay for our feasibility study and the purchase of real-estate for our event park.

We need 250 votes in order to advance to the next phase.  If you support our vision, please take a moment to go vote for me.  It is free to do so and does not require any email sign up.

Thank you so much for your support!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fairy Enchanted Giveaway & Coupon-Fairy Booklet

I am pleased to announce that the Coupon-Fairy Booklet is now up-front and live for purchase!  Coupons for over 40 small businesses are collected together here in this booklet that can be applied to their stores for discounts, free gifts, food and more - shop & save!

It features savings for Damsel in this Dress, Oddmall Seattle, Thyme2Dream and more. :) Since participating vendors are primarily online, anyone, anywhere can use the booklet's coupons.

Proceeds are divided between the vendors, and Project Dreamhaven.  If you'd like to read more, check out the Fairyblossom website.

Which brings us to this week's Giveaway!  Sponsored by Reading with Renee from Usborne Books, we have a Fairy Enchanted set of books worth $45 - FREE for you to enter for a chance to win.  Go go go!
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Canine Crunchies Giveaway

This week's giveaway is for 2 winners.  Each winner will receive 4 2 oz. bags of homemade dog treats. Safe and healthy for your pet from Canine Crunchies!
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Ice Dragon Mask Giveaway & Weekly Update

Looking downward on Seattle from the
76th floor of the Columbia Tower.
This week was pretty exciting, primarily due to appearing with The Dreaming Comics and Games at the PAX Prime game night.  Thursday night, before the convention proper, we ascended to the very top floor of the highest skyscraper in Seattle, WA to enjoy an evening of food, drinks and board-game demos and sales.

It was a pretty swank affair with catered dinner, and posh table settings for attendees to spread out and get down to serious gaming.  The event was totally packed and there were even some debut demos - I doubt I need to mention the spectacular view.

Weekend adventures involved accepting a second Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS disease. I was challenged (for the second time) by Kai the Mermaid.  Having learned from the first time, I was better prepared for round two.  I subsequently challenged Oberon, King of the Faeries, Scott C. Brown from Dead Gentlemen Productions/Zombie Orpheus Entertainment and Dim n Wit the Fairy Brothers.  We'll see how they do!

Which brings me to this week's giveaway from Trixzie Art: the Ice Dragon Mask.  Nichole Baker is our sponsoring artist this week and she has generously offered a hand-made mask from her studios.  Get your entries in starting NOW!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Review & Shipwreck Giveaway!

Week in review!

I'm extremely excited to welcome Damsel in this Dress to our coupon book - her corsets and clothes are amazing!

The coupon booklet is nearing publishing.  We've had 30 of our vendors commit and should have all information formatted into a draft of the booklet by the end of the week.

I am looking forward to getting this fundraising effort up and running for the castle project in time for the holiday season.

Vendors and performers are continuing to register for the Fairyblossom Festival.  This week we get to announce Adria the Juggler as a part of our entertainment line-up!  She's a great performer specializing in juggling all kinds of crazy items whilst teaching about the history of the art.

We enjoyed a nice one-day affair in Quincy, WA called the Veritas Medieval Faire.  It was small but flavorful with an amazing view and dinner show.  I'm hoping to see this start-up event continue to grow.

And now...we bring you this week's GIVEAWAY from CEE KAY!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Trials: Death and the Undead Giveaway!

Monday is upon us - time for a new week, and a new giveaway!  This week is the zombie novel by Kurtis Bissel "Trials: Death and the Undead".  Having read this one personally, I can attest to the fact that it is a great read, especially if horror is your genre.

If you have any brains'll enter this giveaway!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fairyblossom Festival 2015!

I am ridiculously excited about bringing to you all a brand new event in 2015 - The Fairyblossom Festival! We have our site secured in Chehalis, WA, on June 20 - 21.  The application for vendors, volunteers, performers, campers and buying gate tickets is all online and ready to go!

We plan to have some different activities going on this coming year that I am really aflutter about; crowing of the Flower Queen and Forest Queen with a royal court, the summer games tourney with glow golf, camping!  My favorite though is the Fairy Feast and Stone Soup.

On Saturday evening, everyone is invited to contribute to our pot-luck feast where we will be brewing up Stone Soup, ala the old folktale.  We'll have a pot and kettle from Brunetta Blacksmithing, we'll have a stone, custom carved, from Stonebreaker, and we'll have delicious ingredients added by everyone!

It is a community event and totally free so bring a bowl and a veggie to throw in the pot!  There's rumour that our own local character, Witchy-poo, may even appear to do the cooking of the soup.

Part of our proceeds will be going to support the Castle Fund (that is, a fundraiser to help buy a permanent event site here in the PNW).

Along with the Coupon Fairy Booklet, it has been a lot of various little streams to help raise the money for our first major step, which is the feasibility study, and I am excited that these balls are now rolling. The booklet should be ready for it's first look over in a week or so, as the coupons from stores are coming in.

Also - today is the last day to enter Aimee Stewart's giveaway, don't miss your chance to win!

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