Mason Dunn to Speak on Massachusetts Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative at Fantasia Fair

Massachusetts is bracing for an anti-trans accommodations ballot initiative in November. Mason Dunn, Executive Director of Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and co-chair of Freedom Massachusetts Coalition, will be speaking about the initiate in a keynote at Fantasia Fair on Friday, October 19 from 1:30 – 2:45 pm. His talk will be in the Cabaret Room at the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial Street, and is open to the public at no charge.

 

Read About the Ballot Initiative

Fantasia Fair Fashion Show 2018!

 

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You are cordially invited to the One and Only…

FANTASIA FAIR FASHION SHOW 2018

 Wednesday, October 17, 8-10 pm

Crown & Anchor Paramount Room

 

 

Be part of a night that celebrates brilliance over competition…
The FANTASIA FAIR FASHION SHOW!!!

  • Dresses & Gowns, Tuxes, Top Hats & Jackets
  • Bowties & Boots, Stilettos & Colorful Sachets
  • Jewels & Heels, Vests, Makeup & Eyelashes
  • From Retro & Costumes To The Latest Fashions

These are a Few of our Favorite Things!

Open exclusively to Fair attendees, presenters and partners. Fantasia Fair cordially invites you and your favorite things to our Fashion Show 2018! Please join our dapper hosts, Mr. Nicholas Dashiell Greiner and Mr. Cody Suzuki in a festive celebration of our diversity on Wednesday, October 17 at 8 PM on the runway at the Crown and Anchor’s Paramount Room, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Choose to participate in any one or all of the three categories in this year’s show: Casual, Formal or Fantasy/Cosplay. Bring your imagination, creativity, and individuality together for a show of fashion and authentic passion. It’s an event where first time fair-goers are welcomed, encouraged, and cheered on. Ah, the possibilities!

Casual— Includes everyday wear, out-for-a-stroll wear, work and workout wear, to simply a day-in-the-life, here-I-am wear!

Formal— Speaks for itself! Everything from cocktail hour to black tie events to renaissance attire, anything that allows you to just put your best foot forward! Why not give the world a glimpse of your Gala Banquet Attire…

Fantasy/Cosplay— Let’s have fun with this one! What inspires you? Movie costume, steampunk, holidays, time era, retro, goth, fairies, legends, cosplay, superhero, outer space, or simply just out there!

 

Surely your attire can fit into any or all the above selections! After all, the Fantasia Fair Fashion Show is here to showcase you in a few of your favorite things! Just leave room in the suitcase! Please download our simple application form to enter, or you can sign up at the registration desk in October. See you on the runway!

Your hosts and MCs
Nick & Cody

 

 

 

 

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for FF 2018

               Former Navy Seal Kristen Beck at FF 2013

Workshops at Fantasia Fair span a wide range of topics of interest to transgender and gender nonconforming people and their significant others and supporters. If you’re early in your explorations or a seasoned veterans, there are workshops for you. We are always open to suggestions for new topics. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’re looking for presentations on personal presentation and grooming (dress, comportment, hair styling, cosmetics), activism, history, identity, relationships, gender theory, terminology, medical issues, skills training, spirituality, philosophy, politics, community, legal or insurance or employment issues, and any other subject of interest and importance to transgender and gender nonconforming people and their family and supporters. Many of our presenters are professionals, but you need no special credentials to be a presenter; your life experience is credential enough for us.

Workshops are scheduled Monday afternoon and mornings and afternoon from Tuesday through Saturday. We run two concurrent sessions; a third session is geared toward relationships and significant others. Workshop slots are 90 minutes, but your workshop need not be that long. You should shoot for about 40 to 50 minutes, but it’s up to you.

Workshop rooms have projectors and electronic screens. You should being your PC, Mac, or Linux laptop or notepad, if possible; of not, please bring along a flash drive containing your presentation. Paper pads are available if you require them.

Click on the icon on the proposal below and download. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dee LaValle, our program coordinator, at programs@fantasiafair.org.

Contact the Program Coordinator

We are now accepting proposals for workshops for Fantasia Fair 2018, October 14-21 in Provincetown.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Fantasia Fair doesn’t have just one or two keynotes– we have six!

Keynotes are held Monday through Saturday at 1:30 pm in the Cabaret Room at the Crown & Anchor at 257 Commercial Street in Provincetown. They are heavily attended by Fairgoers and are free to townspeople and visitors.

We are proud to announce 2018’s great keynote speakers:

Monday, October 15
Robyn and Audri Bazlen-Weglarz
Innkeepers, Admiral’s Landing, Provincetown
“Living in a Tolerant and Accepting City”

 

Tuesday, October 16
Aaron H. Devor, Ph.D.
Research Chair in Transgender Studies
Founder and Academic Director, Transgender Archive
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
“The world’s only Chair in Transgender Studies and the world’s largest Transgender Archives: What are they and how did they happen?”

 

Wednesday, October 17
Hera Navassardian
Owner, Klymaxx, Provincetown
“My Story as the Spouse of a Crossdresser”

 

Thursday, October 18
Gerri Cannon
Candidate, Somersworth (NH) School Board At-Large

 

 

Friday, October 19
Mason Dunn
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
“The Massachusetts Transgender Anti-Discrimination Veto Referendum”

 

 

 

Saturday, October 20
To Be Announced