Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Spring Events

In 2016, there is a Radical Faerie event in or near Ontario, EVERY SINGLE MONTH! Here's what we did the first quarter, and a preview of the next quarter's activities. Please join us - all those of fae heart and the fae curious (regardless of gender) are welcome at these events.

Past (Winter) Events:

In January, Faeries in De Nile visited Ottawa to see ToTo Too Theatre's production of Hosanna, featuring costumes and makeup by our very own Dragon & Rock, respectively, and boy was it riveting!

F7 - Reflections in the Ice!!!
In February, the fae folk trekked north to Maynooth for the first ever F7 Gatherette. If you haven't seen the pictures yet, be sure to check out F7 - Reflections in the Ice!!!

March featured Blue Heron Farm's annual March Maple Gatherette in upstate New York. They had a good harvest this year and syrup is available!

Upcoming (Spring) Events:

Through the Looking Glass
Beltane Potluck
Saturday April 30, 3 - 7 pm
at the Glo'Tel
662 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto
(near the Dufferin subway)

It's officially spring, whatever the freezing rain has to say about it! What better way to usher in the change of seasons than with a Wonderland-inspired potluck? So join the Glo'Tel Gang (formerly the MudHouse Mob) - there'll be croquet!

Victoria Day Gathering
Friday May 20 - Monday May 23
on the Land aka Amber Fox

Join us for the first gathering of the year on the Land aka Amber Fox. And in honour of the Beltane season, this gathering will feature the infamous Shimmer Leaf leading us in the Raising of the May Pole!

Beach Blanket Babylon, 
BBQ & Fireworks
Canada Day
Friday July 1, 10 am - 10 pm
on Olympic Island, Toronto

The Demon Child Ryan has reserved us a picnic spot on Olympic island, near Hanlan's Point for afternoon skinny dipping, featuring a barbecue and a fire pit, and offering a great view for the evening's fireworks. Spend Canada Day Friday with your fae friends on Toronto's magical islands, then stick around for the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday!

(full 2016 event schedule)

Thursday, March 03, 2016

F7 - Reflections in the Ice!!!

The first ever F7 Gatherette was a fun and fantastic frolic!! Fabulous fae friends forayed into a wicked winter wonderland, cuddled in the cozy cabin, and dined on delicious delicacies! 

Here are some pictures that Uncle Paul, DeeDee & I, 
the Demon Child Ryan, took over the weekend. 
I hope you enjoy them!!!

A minor blizzard spiced up the drive North to Maynooth!

In case you've forgotten, 
the seven Fs in F7 stand for:

F1 = Frigid: Oh, that doesn't even begin to describe it!!!
F2 = February: That's the month it happened in.
F3 = Falentine’s Day: Sunday the 14th.
              (Sorry, I had to. We were one F short this year!)
F4 = Flag Day: Monday. Canada has one! Who knew?
F5 = Family Day: Also Monday. An Ontario holiday.
F6 = Faerie: That's us folks!
F7 = Festival: Yes it certainly was!!!

The cabin at Bits 'N Clits - our home for the weekend!

The view from the door of the cabin! A winter wonderland!!

Sun, phallic hanging ice, and fluffy snow!!

A quick sled ride down the hill from the cabin brings you to the lakefront! We're the only cottage around!


Playing in the yard between the cabin and the lake. I fell down!!

There are friendly silly goats here!!

And a friendly Faerie dragon to warm you up!

Hiking all around the snowy forests.

Icicle fun!!

Barkley looking at DeeDee through the window.

Bonfire in the snow. So toasty you can even wear shorts!

The knitted fashion queen!

"I've gone blind!" 

At -41ΒΊ on Saturday night, there was frost on the INSIDE of the door!!

Craft time! What treasure is DeeDee knitting today?

Fitting the knitted jock-strap!

A relaxing Saturday morning.

Games night!!

Hound Dog laughs hysterically over horrible things said during "Cards Against Humanity"!

Pre-dinner cocktails.

Why the faces? The green crayon colouring gave you a perfect new look!

Four fabulous femmes fatales dressed for a wild evening!

The pope and his fallen angels!

♪ I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight! Ladies in red! ♫

Hobo's famous "Shaved Bottom Bread". Also known as "Total Top Bread"!

Putting the finishing touches on homemade lemon meringue pies!


Eggplant parmigiana and caesar salad. Yum!!

Hound Dog doing dishes so delicious desserts can be devoured!

Claro fixes fabulous French toast for breakfast! With MAPLE SYRUP!!!!!!!

DeeDee braiding rosemary bread dough. 

All set for Swiss night! Swiss fondue, Swiss chard, and Swisskatoon berry pie!!

And a little Swiss boy in Swiss lederhosen!

The Purse Report

Contributions to the Purse:
  • requested $25 per night, ($75 per person for the long weekend), more if you can, less if you can't
  • 2 people gave $100 each
  • 4 people gave $75 each
  • 1 person gave $37.50
  • total contributions:  $537.50

Withdrawals from the Purse:
  • facilities rental @$50 per person per weekend:  $350
  • groceries:  $158.94
  • total withdrawals:  $508.94

Remaining in the Purse:  $28.56

The remaining Purse money will help to pay the rental fee on a Toronto Island picnic site, for our Beach Blanket Babylon, BBQ & Fireworks on Canada Day.

The weekend was wonderful! Whether exploring outdoors, playing in the cabin, relaxing in a hot bath, or eating amazing meals, we all had a fantastic time at Bits N Clits Ranch!! I can't wait for more exciting adventures at next year's F7 Gatherette! 


And don't forget, there's a Radical Faerie event 
in or near Ontario, every month this year
This month, the weekend before Easter,
we join our fae friends at Blue Heron Farm,
in upstate New York, for their

Friday, January 08, 2016

F7 Gatherette 2016

F7 Gatherette - 

Registration is OPEN!!

Hello Fae Folk!

We have fantastic news!!  For the first time EVER, we’re holding a winter gathering in Ontario!!! It’s from Friday the 12th to Monday the 15th of February, 2016.

We’ve wanted to do this for three years but, since the Land AKA AmberFox is not equipped for the super-cold weather, it had to be cancelled each time. :( But this year we’re visiting a new location that’s all set for winter, so it’s happening no matter what the weather is!! YAY!!!

Come and join us!! There is only room for 12 people so sign up now!!

Can you guess what the seven Fs stand for in F7?

No!!!!!  THAT’s not what any of them stand for!!! ;)

The seven Fs are:
F1 = Frigid: Yep, we can pretty much guarantee it!
F2 = February: It’s when we’re going!
F3 = Falentine’s Day: Sunday the 14th
              (Sorry, I had to. We were one F short this year!)
F4 = Flag Day: Monday. We have one! Who knew?
F5 = Family Day: Monday. An Ontario holiday.
F6 = Faerie: That's us folks!
F7 = Festival: Isn't it always?

F7 will be held at a magical setting in Maynooth (just north of Bancroft, Ontario) called Bits 'N Clits. The huge piece of secluded land is on a lake surrounded by hills and forest that used to be a holiday rental property. I’ve been there four times and it’s great!! The couple who live in a house on the land are wonderfully welcoming people who only rent to alternative groups. In other words, our Faerie drag and nudity will be welcomed with open arms!!

The events I have been to in the summer were very popular with 50-70 attendees at each one. Of course, this event will be much smaller as there is only one winterized cabin. There are sleeping facilities for 12 people only (two or three per room), but that’s a great number for an intimate winter gatherette!

The main cabin is heated, there’s indoor plumbing, toilets, and we have access to two hot water showers!! Feel free to go to the Bits 'N Clits website to see photos and get more info.

We can go sledding, warm ourselves by the fire, build Faerie snow sculptures, enjoy the stunning winter landscape, erect an outdoor sweat lodge, give massages, and just have a great time together in the midst of Canadian winter!!

I’ve negotiated a great price with the owners to rent the property. I’ve also estimated costs for making meals and it will be possible to do this for the exact same cost as the other events at $25 per night!!! YAY!!!!!!! That means a total of $75 per person for the visit!!

Most of the cost is the fixed rental cost and, in addition, I’d like to do most of the grocery shopping in advance in the cities where food is much less expensive than in Maynooth. Since I don’t have the money to pay for all this myself, I’m asking everyone pay $25 per day in advance.

Since we never want finances to preclude anyone from attending Faerie events, if you can afford to pay more, we can then offer discounted spots to those who need it. Please let me know when you register if you can be a sponsor or need financial assistance. Thanks!!

Payment can be made by Paypal, Interac e-Transfer, or cash (in either Toronto or Ottawa).

Hurry as there are only a dozen spots!! Your place is guaranteed once your payment is received. Once you’re registered, you’ll be added to the Facebook event where we can plan things such as carpooling, meals, and activities!!

This is going to be a fantastic F7!!!!!!!