Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2015 Event Schedule

The Land aka Amber Fox

Events in 2015



F7 Gatherette (weather permitting)
February 13 - 16, 2015


Beltane Gathering (all gender)
May 1 - 3, 2015


Victoria Day Gathering
May 15 - 18, 2015


28th Annual High Summer Gathering
July 27 - August 3, 2015


Blue Heron Gathering (New York, all gender)
The week leading up to Labour Day weekend,
we join our fae friends at Blue Heron Farm
in upstate New York.


Thanksgiving Gathering
October 9 - 12, 2015


LumBearJack Work Weekend
November 5 - 8, 2015


A Very Faerie Solstice Party
(Toronto, all gender)
December 19, 2015


Note: Events labelled as "all gender" are open to all those of fae heart and the fae-curious, regardless of gender or orientation. Other events are for those who identify as gay or queer men.

About us:
  • We are an established and growing circle of gay and queer men centred on the Land aka Amber Fox.
  • We gather to explore gay spirit, nature, ritual, sexuality, to work in fellowship, and to party, in the Radical Faerie tradition.
  • We enjoy the unexpected things when we bring together our energy, creativity, talents, and magick.
  • Join us in celebrating and giving to the Land that sustains and nurtures our spirits and our lives.




Monday, September 29, 2014

LumBearJack Work Weekend 2014

LumBearJack Work Weekend

Thursday, November 6 at 1pm to Sunday, November 9 at 4pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox


Okay bears and lumberjacks, are you ready to fell one last tree and cuddle one last cub before winter sets in? Then join us once more on the Land aka AmBearFox.

Each day we will chop trees, cut firewood, clear brush, and just generally do butch, he-man sorts of jobs. Then each night we will make the most out of our last moments together on the Land in 2014.

There is plenty of room for tenting along the Path of the Snake and in the May Pole field. The cooler nights will encourage some to opt for snuggling in the Bunkhouse, and if it is very cold, the Departure Lounge and even the sauna can hold extra sleepers!

The weather may be chilly, so you should check the weather forecast before you pack.



Why is this called a "Work Weekend" not a "Gathering"?

  • At a gathering, each of us is expected to help with a few chores each day. This being a work weekend, everyone who attends should plan on spending a chunk of the daylight hours working on major projects (e.g. collecting/chopping firewood, finishing the Meditation Lookout), or in support activities (e.g. cleaning, cooking, dishes).
  • At a gathering, the suggested purse contribution is $25 per night. For this weekend, the suggestion is $10 per night ($30 for the full weekend). No one is turned away for lack of funds, but we ask that you contribute something, even if you can only afford a few dollars per night. It is also helpful if you can make your contribution when you arrive, so it can be used for shopping.
  • Meat. Yep, meat! This is your one official Amber Fox event where the Erection will be filled with the scents of bacon and brisket, the squeals of the soon-to-be-supper, and the sparkling crimson jet of the severed carotid. We few vegetarians will be hiding under the table in the corner, quietly nibbling our lettuce & rice cakes, and hoping that the livestock holds out.
  • No morning circles. We will plan the next day at each dinner circle.
  • No organized daytime recreational activities.

But don't be thinking this weekend will be all work! 'Cuz you know da Fae like to partay, so after the dinner dishes are done, be prepared!

Dancing in the Departure Lounge? Up to us. Sauna, bonfire, ritual? Up to us. Tent party? Up to us. Chances are there will be a Know Talent Show, but once again, it's ... up to us! And as always, thanks to the only real Trudeau, what goes on in the privacy of our own tents is nobody's business but our own. ;)


This event is for gay and queer men.

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.



Sunday, September 07, 2014

Thanksgiving Gathering 2014

Thanksgiving Gathering

Friday, October 10 at 1pm to Monday, October 13 at 3pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox


Imagine the Land in Technicolor! Seventy-five acres of rolling hills and valleys, painted with the brilliant fall colours of maple, larch, oak and elm. All that is missing is you.

The days are getting shorter and the nights colder, so it is time to snuggle up with your Faerie brethren, party in the Departure Lounge, roast by the fire and steam in the sauna.

The Land and the weather were simply stunning at last year's Thanksgiving Gathering, so don't miss out this year! And remember, this is your last chance to attend a Gathering on the Land aka Amber Fox in 2014.


Each day at the Gathering begins with a Circle.  The Circle starts with a brief organizational meeting, followed by a longer Heart Circle (aka group therapy session, aka bitch fest, aka story time, aka ...). All faeries are strongly encouraged to attend at least the beginning part of the Circle. This is where new faeries are introduced, the day's activities are finalized, plans for the rest of the Gathering are made, grievances are aired, and policies are debated. It is the place where YOU get to have your say in how the Gathering is shaped. You won't want to miss it!

Some activities are already planned:
The rest is up to us: crafts, mud wrestling, face painting, ritual & magick, drumming & meditation, fashion shows at the Foxy Boutique, anything we can imagine or desire. The activities depend entirely on what those who attend are willing and able to organize, so get your thinking caps on and join the discussion on Facebook if you would like to help plan.

The play is shared and so is the work. There are no paid staff on the Land, so everyone needs to help out with a few chores each day to make the Gathering go smoothly. Washing dishes, preparing meals, chopping wood, mowing lawns, tidying and cleaning, repairs, new construction ... it's all up to us. But the work becomes play when shared with your fae friends!

As well as help with the chores that keep the Land going, 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 with a suggested contribution of $25 per night, more if you can or less if you can't.  For example, if you are coming for the whole Gathering (3 nights) we suggest a $75 contribution. No one is turned away for lack of funds, but we ask that you contribute something, even if you can only afford a few dollars per night. It is also helpful if you can make your contribution near the beginning of the Gathering, as that is when most of the shopping is done.

The meals are vegetarian, communal and delicious. The Erection contains a fully appointed kitchen, and we are always looking for chefs, assistants, and learners. Whether you want to plan a whole meal, create a single dish, or help chop ingredients, we've got you covered! This time of year, the Land is brimming over with fresh veggies just begging to be eaten. The "traditional" (yet meatless) Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday will be a work of many hands, so bring your favourite Thanksgiving recipes.

There is plenty of room for tenting along the Path of the Snake and in the May Pole field. There is also room for some to sleep in the Bunkhouse (though this is on a first-come first-served basis and space is limited). Make sure you bring a warm sleeping bag or plenty of blankets! If the weather is very cold, the Departure Lounge and even the sauna become snuggly sleeping quarters.

This Gathering is for those who identify as gay or queer men.

Remember this is eastern Ontario in the autumn, so check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing. If this is your first gathering, be sure to check out what to bring.

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.




Friday, August 08, 2014

Fox & Fowl 2014

The Amber Fox

Visits

the Blue Heron

Monday, August 25 to Monday, September 1
at Blue Heron Farm, New York


The week leading up to Labour Day weekend, we join our fae friends at Blue Heron Farm in upstate New York.

This year we will be setting up the Canadian Consulate on Tuesday August 26th for all your consular and relaxation needs. All are welcome to drop by for a snack and a chat, or to fill out an application for Canadian citizenship.

We are also pleased and proud to present Le Cabaret Canadien, Thursday evening. Not just a meal, Le Cabaret Canadien is an immersive dining and entertainment extravaganza. Featuring the song stylings of legendary Canadian chanteur, Chip Landia, along with his special guests, Cabaret Canadien will be a feast for your eyes, ears and palate! 

You can find detailed information about the Gathering on the Blue Heron website. If you are a member of the Blue Heron Facebook Group you can RSVP to the Event.

So get your passports ready and meet us in New York!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Karen Carpenter Death Hoax! Foxxxy News Exclusive


She called out to the Occupants, and in doing so won our hearts.


But then, Karen Carpenter "dead" at 32?

Her brother told the story ... but what did he leave out?

Our Amber Foxxxy News investigative reporter is on the scene!



The Truth will be Revealed

at the

Thanksgiving 2014

Know Talent Show






Saturday, June 28, 2014

High Summer Gathering 2014


27th Annual High Summer Gathering

Wednesday, July 30 at 1pm to Monday, August 4 at 4pm
on The Land aka Amber Fox


Ah, summer on the Land! Seventy-five acres of rolling hills and valleys, populated by maple, larch, wildflowers, birds, rabbits and Fae.

For over a quarter of a century, the High Summer Gathering has attracted diverse men from around the continent and beyond. These are the sunny carefree times to frolic through the forest by day and dance under the moon with your Faerie brethren by night. Come swim in the mighty Mississippi, party in the Departure Lounge, roast by the fire, and steam in the sauna.

The Foxy Boutique has been restocked and stands ready to furnish all your drag and dress up needs. Clothing is optional but can be fabulous!

Some activities are planned, and any more are up to us: crafts, spa treatments, mud wrestling, face painting, ritual & magick, drumming & meditation, anything we can imagine or desire.

Each day at the Gathering begins with a Circle.  The Circle starts with a brief administrative meeting, followed by a longer Heart Circle (aka group therapy session, aka bitch fest, aka story time, aka ...).

The play is shared and so is the work. There are no paid staff on the Land, so everyone needs to help out with a few chores each day to make the Gathering go smoothly. Washing dishes, preparing meals, chopping wood, mowing lawns, tidying and cleaning, repairs, new construction ... it's all up to us. But the work becomes play when shared with your fae friends!

As well as help with the chores that keep the Land going, 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 with a suggested contribution of $25 per night, more if you can or less if you can't.  For example, if you are coming for the whole Gathering (5 nights) we suggest a $125 contribution. If you are camping for the weekend (Friday to Monday) the suggested donation is $75. No one is turned away for lack of funds, but we ask that you contribute something, even if you can only afford a few dollars per night. It is also helpful if you can make your contribution near the beginning of the Gathering, as that is when most of the shopping is done.

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

There is plenty of room for tenting along the Path of the Snake and in the May Pole field. There is also room for some to sleep in the Bunkhouse (though this is on a first-come first-served basis and space is limited).

This Gathering is for those who identify as gay or queer men.

Remember this is eastern Ontario in the summer, so bring your sun and bug protection! If this is your first gathering, be sure to check out what to bring.


Friday Night: The Return of Fetish Night


Pre-empted for the past two summers by the Departure Lounge Blastoff parties, this year marks the return of an Amber Fox classic, Fetish Night.

Break out your leather, whips, ball gags and truncheons. Wear your fur, feathers, rubber or PVC. Clamp your titties, lock your chain, shave those balls and serve.  Don your diapers or magic underwear, insert that plug or doggy tail. What better time to try out a new fetish?

Of course this is a party in the Departure Lounge, so don't be surprised if you see some alien fetishware this year too!


Saturday Night: Know Talent Show


Saturday night we will enjoy the many talents the Fae folk bring to the Know Talent Show. Can you sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument? Or do you have a flair for performance art? 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!

Rumour has it that this year's show will feature a Karen Carpenter Retrospective including never-before-revealed details of the true story of her "death". Don't miss it! More details to come.


Sunday Afternoon: High Tea on the Lawn



Picture yourself in a warm forest glade, 
With colourful silks hanging there in the trees. 
A cocktail, the music, some dancing or croquet. 
The sun licks the glittering gown that you wear.

For many, High Tea is the highlight of High Summer. Don't dream it, be it, at High Tea.


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.





Here comes the Pride...

Lots of things happen at World Pride,


like this, a huge group of people, queer peeps got married ... look real close


Now look here, I would swear that's Nasty with his partner Ed. It is! They got hitched at Casa Loma during World Pride. Congrats Ed and Paul.







Friday, June 27, 2014

Spring Fun at Beltane! (my first visit to The Land)

Candle-lit dinner the first night.  Fun Fondue for everyone!

Friday  morning Ryan gives us some fun morning music.

So many places to take photographs - it's a haven for artists.  This is some very old wood in the barn.

Spring is just starting to spring into action on The Land.

So many neat corners to explore.

Who is that?

Ricky makes everyone feel welcome!

One nifty fire, there were all kinds of sparks and sparkles that night.

Costumes and outfits ahoy!

Ryan perks up my canes after helping me find a costume for the show.

Who is that masked man?

Getting excited for the big dinner and even bigger show!

Chip opens the show with his usual style and flair.

They leave us with lots of questions unanswered . . .

La Cage au Folles comes to AmberFox

Waiting for a Miracle!

The Birds are Flying as the show comes to a magical conclusion.

End of a perfect evening and a wonderful Spring Celebration of Beltane on The Land! xo