StarryDate, 5th November,
Two Hundred and One Dash Three.
To all of the Conjurers out there, who have been concerned about the silence coming from this corner, we apologise, but we have been meditating deeply and making positive changes to align our chakras and ensure Swancon 2014 will be the best Conjuration you have ever witnessed!
It’s now less than 6 months until your Conjurmittee complete our summoning, calling Swancon 39 from beyond the fan, to entertain and delight the fans. Thursday the 17th of April, 2014, will see the Ibis Styles Hotel (Northbridge) become the locus of a portal network, opening up other planes of reality, the farthest reaches of the galaxy, boldly going where we went last year, and a few years before that.
As is tradition, on the night of Saturday the 19th, Conjuration will play host to a Masquerade Ball of outlandish proportions. From all of the summoning we have been doing, it’s not surprising that many mischievous creatures and spirits made it through the portal, and will be joining us at the Masquerade.
I say, I see, I saw,
a mask, a maw,
a ball, a bee,
I have gazed deep down into the deep dark depths down behind the cellardoor, above the dancefloor, and have word from afar. I saw a Masquerade: The Gathering® of creatures eccentric and beings bizarre, costumed characters conjured from canvas, who responded to our surprising summonsses of preciousses, answering odd supplications with even odder applications.
Ladles and Gentlespoons,
I send to you the theme of the Conjuration Masquerade Ball;
Strange Invocations indeed, what will you summon forth?
Who will you meet that you’ve never met before?
Search your imagination, mobilise your core,
Invoke your strangeness, on the dancefloor!
Since we launched, our summoning circle has expanded, and there have been some movements amongst the committee which I will detail below. We have also been working really hard behind the scenes, and have some AMAZING guest news, which is SO COOL that we can’t even tell you it just yet, tho we know it’s going to knock your socks off. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves…
Who are these Magi? Those laying the strands, weaving the webs? And what have they been up to? We have some new spinners on board our magic carpet, and some sorcerers have changed their robes and wizard hats! So lets review your friars of fandom for ’14;
- casts from afar
channels the energies
- Inner Circle
- minds the scrolls
holds the purse strings
changes your minds
- Programmerie Team
- also caters for the headless
and friends entertain all ages
prestidigitates and presides over dice rolls
- Dangerous Liasons
- minds the physical space
weaves paths to the West
manage our menagerie of flying monkeys (Volunteers – flying optional but recommended)
- Magicians and More
- creates internal binding structures
grants visions of the future
illuminates the surfaces and shadows
will actualise artesian anomali
- Past Priestesses deserve our thanks for giving their all in service
ascended early to offer guidance from beyond.
We welcome all new Conjurers, and thank those who have moved on or changed roles. We know they will be waiting for us at the end of the path, and we honour their contribution to our CONJURATION!
On a practical front – Movie Screenings continue to run regularly, the next one coming up is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Friday 22nd November, at 6.15 at Belmont Reading Cinemas.
We are also looking for someone able to help us manage the website! If you’ve got web-design skills and free time, please contact us!
Wrapping up, keep your ears and eyes tuned for some VERY AMAZING GUEST NEWS COMING SOON (like 2 weeks soon).
If you read all this, well done, here’s a potato! I promise it won’t be so long before the next update (indeed – 2 weeks – squee).
Convenormancer Coman and the ConjuremitteeBlog November Masquerade Committee Guests