Thursday, April 03, 2014

Victoria Day Gathering 2014

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Victoria Day Gathering

Friday May 16 at 1pm to Monday May 19 at 4pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

It's Vicky's birthday and the queens are celebrating!

Prince Albert PiercingWhy celebrate a dead queen's birthday you may well ask? I could talk about her influence on the Canadian identity (she gave royal assent to Confederation, plus we are all still a bit uptight because of her), or about her extensive reign, her political accomplishments, yada, yada, yada. Instead, let me just remind you that were it not for Queen V, we would not have had the Prince Albert, or so urban legend would have us believe!

The Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial beginning of Canadian camping season, and the first safe date for planting to avoid frost. The Land will be coming awake with greening leaves and grass, and a multitude of spring flowers. All that is missing is you.

The Gathering begins and ends in Circle with short administrative and longer Heart Circles each morning. 

Saturday night will feature the Know Talent Show. Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? If so, we would love to have you join us on stage! A bit shy but want to try? Talk to the show's organizers and they will be sure to find a suitable role for you. More of a watcher than a performer? An appreciative audience is the other essential ingredient for this ever-popular event!

And rumour has it that this will be a very special Know Talent Show indeed, featuring a Karen Carpenter retrospective and a re-enactment of the birth of the Alien Baby!

Other events will be both planned and spontaneous, and as always, the Foxy Boutique stands ready to meet all of your dress up, drag and costuming needs.

The meals are vegetarian, communal and delicious. The Erection contains a fully appointed kitchen, and we are always looking for chefs, assistants, and learners. So whether you want to plan a whole meal, create a single dish, or help chop ingredients, we've got you covered!

As well as contributions with the chores that keep the Land running, we rely on contributions to the Purse for food, fuel for the pump & lawn mowers, propane for the fridge & stove, paint, materials for repairs, paper products and all our other mundane needs. We use an honour system and ask that you pay what you can - nobody is turned away for lack of funds. The suggested donation is $15 to $35 per night, $25 on average, more if you can or less if you can't. For those attending the whole gathering, that works out to $45 to $105, average $75.

It may be a bit chilly, but don't worry, the Land will keep everyone warm. The Erection is heated, bonfires will make us toasty and the sauna is always steamy. Tenting may be cool, and some will opt for snuggling in the Bunkhouse. Remember to check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes and a warm sleeping bag along with your usual gear.

If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to let us know that you are coming.

So join us for V's Day, and don't forget your PA!


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Beltane Gathering 2014


Beltane Gathering

Thursday May 1 at 1pm to Sunday May 4 at 3pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox

Beltane is as old as the hills and a magical Radical Faerie tradition. It is a celebration of Spring, fertility, good fortune and good harvests to come, and for those of us this far North it's also something of a victory party over our longest season by far, Winter. And boy has this been a Winter!!! Traditionally, Beltane eve is known for its bonfires and the Maypole is raised during the day.

The Beltane gathering on the Land aka Amber Fox is a gender and orientation inclusive event. The Land hosts gatherings for gay and queer men at other times of the year.

It may be a bit chilly, but don't worry, the Land will keep everyone warm. The Erection is heated, bonfires will make us toasty and the sauna is always steamy. Tenting may be cold for the hardy, and many will opt for snuggling in the Bunkhouse. Remember to check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.

The Gathering begins and ends in Circle with short administrative and longer Heart Circles each morning. Events will be both planned and spontaneous, but will probably include some sort of Bel-fire ritual as well as a Maypole ritual.

Of course, Saturday night will feature our traditional Know Talent Show. Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? If so, we would love to have you join us on stage! A bit shy but want to try? Talk to the show's organizers and they will be sure to find a suitable role for you. More of a watcher than a performer? An appreciative audience is the other essential ingredient for this ever-popular event!

And as always, the Foxy Boutique stands ready to meet all of your dress up, drag and costuming needs.

The meals are vegetarian, communal and delicious. And lately, we have been earning a reputation as the gourmet gathering! We have a fully appointed kitchen in the Erection, and are always looking for chefs, assistants, and learners. So whether you want to plan a whole meal, create a single dish, or help chop ingredients, we've got you covered!

The play is shared and so is the work. As well as contributions with the chores that keep the Land running, we rely on contributions to the Purse for food, fuel for the pump & lawn mowers, propane for the fridge & stove, paint, materials for repairs, paper products and all our other mundane needs. We use an honour system and ask that you pay what you can - nobody is turned away for lack of funds. The suggested donation is $15 to $35 per night, $25 on average, more if you can or less if you can't. For those attending the whole gathering, that works out to $45 to $105, average $75.

If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to let us know that you are coming.

So come brothers, come sisters, come siblings of intermediate, indeterminate or undecided gender! Be you gay, lesbian, straight, bi, two-spirit, queer, questioning, or other, all those of Fae heart are welcome.


Sunday, February 09, 2014

F7 Potluck in Toronto ('cuz it's way too cold on the Land)

F7 Potluck

Saturday, February 15, from 2pm to midnight
at The Alien Embassy, Toronto

Sadly, it's way too cold on the Land aka Amber Fox for us to gather there.
But for those Fae who can make it to Toronto,
we are holding a potluck at the Alien Embassy.


Join us on Saturday afternoon for conversation, music, drinks and snacks (featuring goodies from Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries). Then stay for a potluck supper in the evening. We will be serving spinach lasagna, and the rest depends on what you bring. 

So don your Faerie garb and brave the cold. Bring a vegetarian dish of your choice and BYOB.


If you are a member of our Facebook Group, you can RSVP to the Facebook Event. Otherwise, please email to get directions.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Mail Call

We got mail from Breitenbush!














It's a Call, from the Queen of the Unseelie Fae, to attend a Gathering in lands far to the South (as reckoned in these mortal realms).





But if you choose to venture into these warmer Southern climes, be wary! We here on the Land aka Amber Fox have some experience with these Unseelie Fae:





And for those left behind, here in the North, you can join us at F7!



Saturday, January 04, 2014

F7 Gatherette

Sadly, it's way too cold
on the Land aka Amber Fox
for us to gather there.

The 2014 F7 Gatherette is officially cancelled.

But for those Fae who can make it to Toronto,
we are holding an F7 Potluck
at the Alien Embassy.

Join us if you can!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Very Faerie Solstice Party Postscript


The Alien Baby was feeling a bit deflated this morning, but one last macaron was enough to restore his blood sugar and his good humour, if not his turgor.

Last night, just after midnight, we listened to our holy hymn, (sung by Karen our Mother, we must eat like her), the Alien Baby appeared to our eyes (in quicksilver finery no less) and we sent our thoughts into AB who relayed them through the aether and across the miles to Shimmer and Pretty Urban & Gwo(t) and Queen Bee and Matteo and Jeffrey and Claude and Tucker and Christian and Dragon and Ken and all the far flung fae we love! Then we sang a few rousing choruses of We All Come From the Space Ship. Message received.

Wasn't That a Party?



Oh, the music, the singing, the clarinet, and the piano. As always Chip and Ryan delighted our ears and eyes, and this night they were joined by the newly-returned Bruce! All three were received with applause and hisses (which is a good thing, trust me).

Wasn't That a Party?



Twenty-four fabulous fae ones braved the wind and the sleet and made their way to the Tower of Vaseline for A Very Faerie Solstice Party. Old fae, new fae, sparkly fae, nude fae!

Oh. Wait. I forgot. The Incident.

There was a twenty-fifth guest who barged her brassy way past security. That diva-bitch goddess-whore ChiChi herself deigned to put in an appearance. Don't worry, no bones were broken nor virgins deflowered. This time, we got lucky.

Wasn't That a Party?



The winner of the Wine Away Your Troubles gift basket, by Peaches, was none other than our very own Ryan the Spirit of Christmas Past!

Yeah, seems fishy to me too, but what can a fae boy do?

Wasn't That a Party?



And the winner of the Sumptuous Sweets Gift Boxes from Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries was Brian Blue-Eyes, seen here modelling his exquisite powder blue sash, signifying his unofficial status as the new Miss Bobbette & Belle.