Faerie folk unite this weekend, in Hunt Valley, MD at FaerieCon2010. From Nov. 12 through 14, Good and Bad Faerie folk will fly into the Marriott, at 245 Shawan Road for the ultimate sprite of a good time.
“Faeriecon brings magic of Faerieworlds, the West Coast’s premiere mythic music festival, to the East Coast,” explain the folk behind FaerieCon festivities. For three days, guests can come out and experience the most beautiful faerie finery, music, faerie artists and authors from all over the world and even partake in one of two (or both) balls.
Vendors will set up baring gifts of apparel, jewelry, mysterious masks, handmade crafts and much more. Festivities include fashion shows, performers, musicians, storytellers exhibitions, panels and workshops. The days of charming fun will kickoff at 1p.m. on Friday with numerous activities, panels, music, performances and programming. The exhibition hall will remain open until 6 p.m. and then reopen at 8:30 p.m. with a Good Faeries Ball. Leading the Good Faeries Ball will be Woodland--a mythic fusion ensemble featuring the songcraft of guitarist Emilio Miller-Lopez and singer/harpist Kelly Miller-Lopez. The band delivers a blend of original and traditional melodies woven with meaningful bardic poetry. Music styles include a variety of folk and electric instrumentation, combining ambient and acoustic, with the signature improvisational energy of an authentic west coast festival jam band. The Good Faeries Ball will continue on through to midnight.
One Saturday, the Exhibition Hall opens at 10 a.m., with a film screening of Mythic Journeys beginning as early as 9:30 a.m. Events will continue on through to 6 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., the Bad Faeries Ball will emerge with a cursing enchantment to last through midnight. Performers will include: The Gypsy Nomads, Faun and Cecile Corbel.
Long after the balls, you can continue to have a ball. Sunday, Nov. 14, marks Family Day at FaerieCon with an array of vendors, activities and special focuses including fairytales, storytime, creation and crafts. The Exhibition Hall opens on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m.
During FaerieCon, inspiring artists and authors, of special faery-folk interests, are slated to come out and weave their enchantments into the weekend’s events. Guests include: Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, Michael Hague, Linda Ravenscroft, Joseph Corsentino, Jan Bozarth, Jane Yolen, Jessica Galbreth, Iain McCaig and several others. Popular vendors include: Basement Books, Dennie Lee Fairy Oracle Readings , 4 Daughters Creation, Elven Elysium, Dragonmaker, FaeCraft, Enchanted Glen, Hedegaard's, Fool Moon Treasures, Mermaid Hair, Rowan's Inspirations, Tudor Rose Puzzles, The Mystical Energy, Wings of the Woodland, Xanadu Jewelry and many more.
For ticket information or to find out more about FairieCon2010, visit www.fairiecon.com.