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The Fair is Coming Together!
 
Registration is still open, and will be until the week before the Fair begins. If you haven't registered, do so. Good times with great friends awaits you at Fantasia Fair 2019!

The Fantasia Fair planning committee has been working tirelessly to put the final touches on this year's 45th anniversary Fair. We have six wonderful keynote speakers, scores of incredible workshops, banquets, brunches, lunches, raffles, open-mic, fashion show, follies, roomers, dancing . . . whew! I need to take a breath! There is so much to do at Fantasia Fair 2019, and there is something for everyone. There are most of the familiar events, some new events, and always the mingling with old friends and new friends.

To register click the button below.
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Mentoring

You may or may not be aware of Fantasia Fair's Mentoring Program. In this program we pair newcomers with veteran Fair-goers to assist them with the ways and means of the Fair, introduce them to others, advise them on any number of things from wardrobe to workshops, and just be there for them as needed.

The mentoring program begins before you even set foot in Provincetown, our mentor coordinators Tina Simmons and Jolie LaValle will make the matches and facilitate  both the mentor and mentee having that initial contact. If you’re a first-timer who wants a mentor, select it in the registration process and we will take care of the rest. If you are a veteran fairgoer, consider getting involved and volunteer. To spotlight this wonderful feature of the Fair, here is a personal note from a Mentee who became a Mentor.

 
 

Mentoring, by Karen Jandro

Good morning everybody! How many more days until we meet again? Oh yes, Rhonda is counting that down for us!

The mentoring program is one we have had for quite a while. It is our way to help a first-time attendee navigate through the Streets of Provincetown and The Fair. I remember my first time in 2012, my big sister was Cosette, a lovely woman from the Northern VA area. We rode to Provincetown together, and she helped me meet all kinds of people here that week. Her knowledge helped me gain such valuable insights into the people and the workings of The Fair!

In 2014, Maddie was chosen to be my little sister. Maddie and I got along great, and our connection was a good fit! When she brought her spouse Cindy, to the Fair, the following year, we became closer, and became more like a little family of sisters. Now this does not always happen, but it can! We would stay in contact through the year and reunite in October. Through the next few years we mentored more First Time attendees, and for two years we coordinated the morning coffee meetings with the new Transgender Fair attendees.

In October 2017, I was asked to present the “Most Helpful” award. It was awarded to Maddie that evening. My highlight for the whole fair was the time I had to share my feelings for friendship and family, as I spoke of our meeting and how we worked together to help newcomers for two years in the morning Coffee Klatch, and more. Her spouse caught on quickly, but Maddie was surprised when I called her name!

Will every big sister connection have this ending? Not likely, but your help, can be the one factor that makes this Fair special for some First Timer. I know it did for me!
Raffle Items Needed 
 
Every year at the Pioneer Awards Banquet at the Fair we hold a Raffle to raise money for our scholarship fund. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to this fund that helps diversify the Fair and bring people who otherwise would not be able to attend.

We are now accepting donations for this Raffle. We are looking for items of distinction or unique in some way. No item is too big or too small, too kitschy or too cool, or too common or too extraordinary.

If you have any questions or would like to donate to this wonderful program, please contact Jan or Karen.


Contact Jan at:
jan@fantasiafair.org
or contact Karen at:
karen@fantasiafair.org

Contribute to the
Monthly Newsletter
& Daily Gazette

 
If you have a story you would like to share about Fantasia Fair we encourage you to send it in. Nothing warms the heart and personalizes the experience like hearing the  tails of others. Every person who has attended the Fair has a story, so please share them with us.

In addition, we would like to encourage you to be a writer for the Daily Gazette that each Fair participant receives every day during the Fair. It adds so much to the narrative when there is a diversity of voices, so please volunteer your voice to write an article for our daily newspaper!
Email Rhonda at: rhonda@fantasiafair.org.

Workshops

 
We have so many wonderful workshops already scheduled for this year's Fair, but we still have room for a few more. What constitutes a workshop? Almost anything! Personal presentation, hair and wig styling, coming out, facial and body hair management, wardrobe, voice, gender fluidity, sexuality, sexual fluidity, cross-dressing, health issues, mental health issues, trans family members, trans spouse, trans children, identification and documentation, local policies, activism, governmental issues, nutrition, telling your story, life with your partner/ spouse, and a host of other topics.
 
If you have a unique or interesting idea for the transgender community, run it up the flagpole and see how it flies. Hurry! The deadline is fast approaching!

To brainstorm your idea contact Dee at:

 
Calling All Photographers -
Amateur or Professional


We are looking for that perfect shot for the cover of our program guide. The photo cannot be taken on a phone, has to be a high-resolution source file, and must be sent in by August 15. If you'd like to submit your work, contact Dee at dee@fantasiafair.org.
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