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October 15-22, 2017 Provincetown, Massachusetts
   

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Fantasia Fair Donations to Support Provincetown History

July 25, 2017

REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES, INC.
1643 Warwick Ave, PMB# 243
Warwick RI 02889-1525
Contact: Jamie Dailey Email: jamie@fantasiafair.org http://www.fantasiafair.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 25, 2017

Fantasia Fair Donations to Support Provincetown History


Provincetown, Massachusetts, July 25, 2017 – Continuing their tradition of giving back to their home away from home, the organizers of the Fantasia Fair conference have selected the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (the PMPM) as the benefactor of their annual fund-raising efforts.

Dallas Denny, Chair of the Board of Directors of Real Life Experience, Inc., the organization that puts on the conference, was delighted to make this announcement. "The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum does a lot to help people understand significant events in American history. Being the first transgender conference in the world, Fantasia Fair is part of that history, so it was important for us to help them with their continuing mission."

Ms. Denny continues "We really appreciate how the town welcomes us each year so we try to say 'thank you' whenever we can. One way we show our appreciation is by helping various Provincetown charity and civic organizations. Over the years, we have raised over $60,000 for organizations that serve the people of Provincetown and Cape Cod. We have made contributions to the town library, the local police department, an AIDS support group, a woman's shelter, the local soup kitchen, a senior services group, a summer camp for LGBT youth, and we helped buy the fire department a life-saving defibrillator. The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a natural fit for our efforts."

K. David Weidner, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, was thrilled with the announcement. "This is really exciting news" Dr. Weidner commented. "This donation will help us carry out our mission of commemorating the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, collecting and preserving historical materials, and maintaining the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. The donation will also continue to allow us to open our doors by providing educational programming and social events to bring the community together."

The cornerstone of Fair’s fund-raising efforts is an annual cabaret & talent show, which will next take place on Friday, October 20th at the Crown & Anchor. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. In addition, all the performers that night will donate all tips to our fundraising efforts.

For additional information on The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, you can reach them at (508) 487-1310 or on the Internet at www.pilgrim-monument.org.

ABOUT FANTASIA FAIR - Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event that attracts people from the entire range of the LGBTI community. Started in 1975, "Fan Fair" is the longest-running annual gathering of transgender persons for mutual education, support, collaboration and socializing. This year, Fantasia Fair's 43rd year in Provincetown, attendees came from all over the United States as well as from Canada, England, Norway, and Australia. Speakers at this year's conference included well known celebrities in the transgender world, including: Mara Keisling, founder and Executive Director of NCTE, the National Center for Transgender Equality; Lana Moore, Vice Chair for GLAAD; Dr. Elena Long, an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of New Hampshire; and Gwen Smith, founder of the Remembering Our Dead project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The 2017 Fantasia Fair will take place again in Provincetown from October 15 – 22. For more information about the Fantasia Fair conference, please visit www.fantasiafair.org.

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Scholarships Available for Fantasia Fair 2017

March 27, 2017

REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES, INC.
1643 Warwick Ave, PMB# 243
Warwick RI 02889-1525
Contact: Jamie Dailey Email: jamie@fantasiafair.org http://www.fantasiafair.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

- March 27, 2017

Scholarships Available for Fantasia Fair 2017


The Fantasia Fair Planning Committee will be awarding scholarships to the 43rd annual Fantasia Fair, to be held October 15 - 22 in historic Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Individuals receiving full scholarships will receive free tuition to the conference, including all seminars, workshops, banquets & events, daily lunches/brunches, and shared room accommodations for seven nights. The scholarships are open to individuals of all ages who demonstrate financial need. Typically, six to eight scholarships are awarded and one of these scholarships is reserved for a couple. In addition, a number of partial scholarships will be awarded.

"Although Fantasia Fair has always been a tremendous value, the costs involved in attending put it out of the reach of many in our community" said Dallas Denny, Chair of the board of directors of Real Life Experiences, Inc., the parent organization that produces Fantasia Fair. "These scholarships help those having financial difficulties attend the Fair. They are an investment in our community. The impact of every dollar spent in our scholarships gets multiplied because scholarship recipients attend workshop at the Fair and then share what they learned in their local communities."

Eligibility Requirements
• The scholarship application must be filled out accurately and completely
• All scholarship-related material must be received no later than the stated submission deadline
• Applicants must be over the age of 18
• The applicant must have a financial need

Submission Deadline
• All materials must be received no later than July 15.

Scholarship Rules
• The applicant must meet the eligibility requirements outlined above
• Following the submission deadline, the Fantasia Fair Scholarship Committee will evaluate all submissions and select which candidates will be offered scholarships
• Scholarships include registration and/or housing for all or part of the Fantasia Fair conference; registration includes lunches/brunches Monday through Sunday as well as some evening meals
• Applicants selected for scholarships will be notified on or about August 15
• Applicants selected for a scholarship have until August 31 to notify the scholarship committee of their formal acceptance of the scholarship or otherwise risk forfeiture
• In the event that an applicants who is offered a scholarship is not able to attend Fantasia Fair or declines the scholarship, another applicant may be awarded that scholarship

Email: scholarships@fantasiafair.org

Postal mail:

Fantasia Fair Scholarships
1643 Warwick Ave, PMB# 243
Warwick RI 02889-1525


Additional details about Scholarships are available at www.fantasiafair.org/Scholarships.aspx. Information about the Fantasia Fair conference is available at www.fantasiafair.org.


ABOUT FANTASIA FAIR - Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event that attracts people from the entire range of the LGBTI community. Started in 1975, "Fan Fair" is the longest-running annual gathering of transgender persons for mutual education, support, collaboration and socializing. This year, Fantasia Fair's 43rd year in Provincetown, attendees came from all over the United States as well as from Canada, England, Norway, and Australia. Speakers at this year's conference included well known celebrities in the transgender world, including: Mara Keisling, founder and Executive Director of NCTE, the National Center for Transgender Equality; Lana Moore, Vice Chair for GLAAD; Dr. Elena Long, an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of New Hampshire; and Gwen Smith, founder of the Remembering Our Dead project and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The 2017 Fantasia Fair will take place again in Provincetown from October 15 – 22. For more information about the Fantasia Fair conference, please visit www.fantasiafair.org.

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