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June Fair Update

The shape of Fantasia Fair 2018 is coming into focus this month, including our logo for this year's fair. It is a redesign of the classic Fantasia Fair logo, updated with a vignetted rendition of the Transgender Pride Flag colors, in the shape of a globe. These elements symbolize an evolving Fair full of updates, new features, our global fair base, our strength in our identities and our resolve in the current political climate. It's a fresh look built on the classic strengths of the Fair. That's been the goal of the planning committee since our first planning meeting.  We hope this logo will come to represent a memorable Fair week for you: full of friends, fun and laughter. Now that's the Fair... .

In this edition, we will update you on all of the current fair news, and as always, several announcements.

Say Cheese!
We are very pleased to announce Fantasia Fair 2018 will once again have a professional photographer on staff. Dan McKeon will be returning to capture the essence of your Fair experience and some lasting memories. Well-known and highly respected, Dan is an event photographer for the Crown & Anchor, Pilgrim Monument, Pied Bar, Cape Air and Provincetown Magazine, to name a few and we are pleased to have his services available to us exclusively for the entire week. Dan is very personable with an impeccable ability to bring out your very best. You will see him all week at the events and various outdoor scenic locations around town that undoubtedly will capture a memory you will never forget. If you want your picture taken, just ask him! Don't forget to smile:-) Your memories are priceless. This service is included for all Fair goers at no additional cost. Click!
Activities
Coming soon!!! Fantasia Fair 2018 Activity Guide booklet. Our Activity Coordinator Cathy is hard at work assembling  a variety of activities which will enhance and complement your Fair week.  Some of these activities will be preplanned and many will be offered at no cost. During fair week, many of the activities will utilize our new “Let's GO” bulletin board. This system will help facilitate connecting you with other fair goers to be able to share in some of these amazing activities or other social opportunities you define. If you are a registered fair goer a copy will be emailed to you once its available. A printed copy will also be distributed in your registration packet. “Let’s Go have some Fun at Fantasia Fair 2018”

Calling All Keyboard/Piano Players!!!

You are cordially invited be a part of the fabulous Follies this October! The people and businesses of Provincetown look forward to the music talent of our attendees each year and are interested in providing our piano players opportunities to showcase their talents in paid gig$. Download the sign-up form and submit it today!






Let's put the band back together!

Want to be in the Fantasia Fair Band? Here's a chance for all to combine talents and become the signature act at the Follies this October. We will provide the space for rehearsal time, you supply the talent and instruments. As a bonus, the Fair will reimburse nominal excess bag fees for any large instrument you wish to bring. Download the sign-up form and submit it today!

As a reminder:
Credit cards are now being accepted.
Scholarships:
We are now accepting scholarship applications. Every year the fair awards individuals/couples an opportunity to experience Fantasia Fair at either greatly reduced or completely waived rates, including lodging based on financial need. Anyone can apply, regardless of gender identity and presentation, including if you identify as CIS. The cost of any transgender conference may present a barrier to some, and we are pleased that the generosity of our attendee base and our fund raising efforts allow us to offer these opportunities. The application process will close mid-July, so get your applications in by the deadline. Please be assured all applications will be kept private. The application can be found here or visit our scholarship page at   http://fanfair.info/scholarships/.
Tick! Tick! Tick! 
Time is running out on the early bird rates, higher rates go into effect on July 1st. Register today and lock in the low rate. 
Workshop & Activity Proposals are still being accepted
We are looking for wonderful, exciting, topical, stunning, fabulous, amazing workshops on every aspect of transgender existence: personal presentation, identity, relationships, community, activism, sexuality, history—you name it. Please share the form at the end of this newsletter with others, and please consider sending us a proposal. Don't forget activity and interactive type workshops as well. Learn while having fun! Now that's the Fair. For workshop proposal information please visit: http://fanfair.info/workshops/ or contact the program director programs@fantasiafair.org

 






We are pleased to announce that the highest ranked restaurant last year by our attendees, the Pilgrim House, (fka Sage), will be hosting our Sunday Night Welcome Reception. We look forward to welcoming Fair goers in their elegant and spacious restaurant this fall. The Pilgrim House, formally known as Sage, renovated various parts of the inn. The same management team and chef will have us all comfortable and well fed. If you roll into town late, just head on over as you are, for some good food and great conversation with old and new friends. The festive week of Fantasia Fair 2018 begins at the Pilgrim House!!!

Fantasia Fair 2018 at a glance!

Fantasia Fair is a tremendous value. Imagine! Over the course of an entire week you get:
  • An Elegant Welcoming Reception
  • Orientation Buffet Brunch
  • Significant Others Lunch (on your own)
  • A Walking Tour of Historic Provincetown
  • The Pioneer Awards Banquet
  • Auction of wonderful donated prizes and swag to support the scholarship fund.
  • The one and only Fantasia Fair Fashion Show—that is all about you!
  • The Fantasia Fair Follies cabaret/talent show—that can include you!
  • A late-night dance party and dinner buffet
  • Six Daily keynote addresses
  • Five daily luncheons
  • More than 50 seminars/workshops with cutting edge topics and information
  • Daily activities and social opportunities
  • Early morning coffee klatches for attendees and significant others
  • Early morning Friends of Bill meetings 
  • Twice daily SOFFA professionally-led workshops
  • Special evening events, socials and receptions
  • Free professional photography
  • Daily colorful newspaper of fair events
  • After hours hospitality suite for chatting, snacks, music, relaxing
  • The Grand Final Banquet
  • Farewell Brunch
  • Special discounts for lodging and services within Provincetown
  • Local dance clubs, spas, and everything else that makes Provincetown a top LGBT tourist destination
100 day countdown

Be on the lookout on our Facebook Fantasia Fair Discussion page and our open Fantasia Fair page for the official start of the 100 day countdown. Beginning on July 6, we will post daily, all the way up to registration day, to give you tidbits about this year's Fair. Enjoy!!!
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