Open Mic A Huge Success at FanFair 2019

Some years ago, Cody Suzuki renewed an on-and-off Fantasia Fair tradition–a night of poetry and song. His creation, the Open Mic Night, has prospered and grown and is now one of the most popular events at the Fair. Fairgoers present their poetry and prose or play a song, and the audience is appreciative and enthusiastic.

This year Open Mic was held in the Paramount Room at the Crown & Anchor. That’s the performance space at the C&A, and it transformed the night. The energy level was high and the room was packed with Fairgoers and townies. It was electrifying!

Open Mic has come of age. Thank you, Cody, for creating it and nursing it to be the huge success it now is

 

ANNOUNCING THE FANTASIA FAIR OPEN MIC & POETRY NIGHT

Listen friends and you shall hear…

The genuine voices of our trans*, allies & gender queer Coming live from the Paramount Room on Thursday night.

That’s right, step right up to our open mic! One is by voice, two is by song as we open with vocal expressions, followed by musical & close with a sing-a-long! Welcoming & open to all genders & genres! Bring along your poems, instruments, stories, songs, words, lyrics, stand-up, strums, or just bring along your listening ear! That’s right! Fantasia Fair’s one & only Open Mic is moving to the Paramount Room, 8-10 pm, plus there will be a cash bar available. This event will be open to the public and it will be a great opportunity for you to get comfortable with the stage & mic before the Follies on Friday night! Please join your hosts Cody Suzuki & Kristi Chiasson for THE FANTASIA FAIR OPEN MIC & POETRY NIGHT

Thank you all, & see you at the mic!

 

Set to an open mic forum. Sign-up sheets available at the door. Come early & reserve your spot!

Donation of Two Fantasia Fair Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
26 July, 2019

Transgender Education Association
P.O. Box 681
Ringwood, NJ 07456
info@fanfair.info

Donation of Two Fantasia Fair Scholarships 

TEA’s designation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit has enabled us to provide a tax deduction letter to a donor who is providing us funds for two full-week scholarships to the 2019 Fantasia Fair. We are in discussion with the donor, who has expressed a wish to underwrite an endowment. Our IRS nonprofit status makes this practicable.

The donor wishes to remain anonymous, and of course we are honoring their wishes. We thank them for their generosity not only on our own behalf, but for two deserving individuals or couple who will soon experience the life-affirming and life-changing event we call Fantasia Fair. Thank you.

To view the Press Release announcing TEA’s 501(c)(3) designation. click here.

For more information, visit www.fanfair.info or send an e-mail to info@fantasiafair.org.

Transgender Education Association Obtains IRS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 July, 2019

Transgender Education Association
P.O. Box 681
Ringwood, NJ 07456
info@fanfair.info

 

Transgender Education Association Obtains IRS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

In a letter dated July 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service informed us that the Transgender Education Association (TEA) has been granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt status. This means the TEA, the guiding organization for the annual week-long transgender event Fantasia Fair, is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in compliance with IRS Code section 170.

“This is a big step for TEA,” said 2019 Fair Director Dee LaValle, “as it enables us to solicit tax-deductible donations from individuals and corporations.”

TEA is the successor organization for the nonprofit Real Life Experiences, which oversaw Fantasia Fair from 2001-2018. The TEA was formed last year with the express intent of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. RLE remains active as a resource for TEA and the Fair.

Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender conference that has been held on Cape Cod every October since 1974 in Provincetown, Mass. The Fair is open to all gender-variant people, their families, helping professionals, and supporters. The week features six keynote speakers, dozens of workshops, awards ceremonies, a vibrant seminar track for spouses and family members, a fashion show, the Follies talent show, delicious food, and much more.

For more information, visit www.fanfair.info or send an e-mail to info@fantasiafair.org.