Monday, November 5, 2012

Faeriecon and a Faerie Special Announcement

Well it's less than a week till Faeriecon, and I can't wait!  The guest list this year includes Terri Windling, Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, Kinuko Craft and many more.  And I have exciting news...I am going to be a panelist on a couple of panels at the convention.  On Friday at 4:30, I'll be talking on a panel about Mermaids with Kim Cross of Faerie Magazine, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award-winning author Delia Sherman, Carolyn Turgeon who wrote Mermaid among other novels, and Mermaid Melissa.  Sunday I am set to be on a panel about Fae Fashion with Delia Sherman and other Faeriecon vendors at 1pm.  

I've only ever actually made it to two Faeriecons before now, but every year I'm away, I have a twinge of longing to be there.  Here's a little walk down memory lane.

My dear friend Lindsey Hooten and I dressed as Plague Faeries for the Bad Faeries Ball 2009

Magical twinkling lights at one of the balls, 2009
Toby Froud with the incomparable Ignatz trying on a mask from Mythical Masks from Misc. Oddments

RenaeTaylor's booth in Philadelphia the first year of the convention, 2007

The ever luminous Wendy Froud wearing a beautiful Parrish Relic, 2007

A sketch drawn for me in the front of my copy of Kinuko Craft's book, 2007.

So yes, Domythic Bliss and The Beautiful Necessity blogger Grace Nuth (me!) will be at Faeriecon this upcoming weekend, happy to chat and meet and reunite with kindred magical spirits. 

And also to make an announcement.

Kim Cross, editor of Faerie Magazine, contacted me a little while ago and asked if I would be interested in helping out with the magazine as a contributing editor.  I gave her an enthusiastic affirmative.  We are working on the last finishing touches to put together issue 24, and I'm very excited with the content and the enchantment therein.  

So if you see me at Faeriecon, say hi!  I may blush madly or stumble over my words (I tend to communicate way better online...hence why I am a blogger!) but I'll be thrilled you said hello!  Look for me in the following ensembles for

           Good Faeries Ball                          Bad Faeries Ball

 And stay tuned to the blog even if you can't make it to Faeriecon for my follow-up posts!  


  1. Oh how lovely! The outfits are gorgeous, it's sure to be an amazing event. :)
    Jess x

  2. How wonderful, so wish that I could attend! Love the photographs you have shared here. And the Good and Bad Fairy costumes, so perfect! I must look out for this Faerie magazine, can you buy it in the UK? Enjoy your revelries, and return to share photos with us please! xx

  3. Hi Grace,
    I recently discovered your blogs, and I want to thank you for your beautiful and inspiring sites, and for indulging my love for all things mythic and Pre-Raphaelite. Congratulations on your new endeavors--it is so wonderful to see someone able to do what they are passionate about. Safe Journey, and best of luck to you!

  4. One minor correction to your captions -- FaerieCon 2007 was in Philadelphia...

  5. Go you! Have a fantastic time :)

  6. I am burning with intense jealousy that you got to meet Kinuko Craft AND got a book signed with a picture drawn in it! Kinuko Craft is an art hero of mine.

  7. Thank you for the well-wishes all! Mythmusica, silly me! So it was. Thanks for the correction!

    Jody, thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

    Minerva, let me inquire for you!

    Grace, since our names are the same you could pretend it's yours! ;) ;) But seriously, seeing her draw that made me cry.