January 17th, 2006

Ariel Union

We demand to know! -- L

Are these mutants still mutants? Marvel must tell us now!

Lacuna: Talk show host with the power to "travel in-between seconds".
Lightbright: Somalian mercenary who can emit heat and light, including a "calming glow".
Lullaby: Babysitter whose voice can cause anyone to fall asleep -- and once they are asleep, she can control their minds.
Ariel Union

Arielcon Atlantica 2006

I just realized that Arielcon Atlantica 2006 is coming very close, and I have been lax in spreading the news.  Probably because Beth and I are not going this year, but that's no excuse!

What is it?
A (very modest) Ariel fan convention at Walt Disney World.  For more info, click here.

When is it?
January 27-29, 2006

What will happen?
The itinerary has not been announced yet (it is always a last-minute thing).   You know there will be time in the Magic Kingdom meeting Ariel in her grotto, and a stop in Disney - MGM Studios for Voyage of the Little Mermaid, but everything else is in the air.  Visits to Animal Kingdom or Epcot depend on the likelihood of seeing Ariel there.  In the daytime maybe a scavenger hunt or photo contest or trivia contest, and of course attending any parades that have Ariel.  In the evenings, there will be viewings of The Little Mermaid and gift exchanges, probably in the lobby of All-Star Music (the unofficial hotel).  Sunday will probably be just goodbyes and prizes in the morning.  But this is all guesswork!

There are guests?
Maybe.  Arielcon Pacifica gets better guests because it is closer to Hollywood, but Atlantica has had guests too.  I will let everyone know as soon as I find out!

Does it cost anything?
Yes, there will be an organization fee.  It hasn't been announced yet, but it will be in the $20-40 range.  It goes to Anita, the Arielcon's organizer, to pay for the goody bag and contest prizes.  Also, you need to bring an Ariel gift in the $10 range for the gift exchange.

Separate from the above, you have to pay for park tickets, hotel rooms & airfare yourself. 

How do I sign up?
1)  Join the Arielholics Anonymous mailing list.  You need to do this to make sure you get all the latest news, including the itinerary.  Click here for instructions.

2) Send Anita an email to let her know you are coming.  But don't do it now -- she hasn't asked for the headcount yet.  As soon as she does, I will share her email address.

Any other rules?
Unless you are coming with a parent or guardian, you must be over 18.
Ariel Union

Some trivia -- about me!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Shadzane!

  1. It takes a lobster approximately 7 years to grow to be shadzane.
  2. If shadzane was life size, he would stand 7 ft 2 inches tall and have a neck twice the size of a human!
  3. Shadzane was originally green, and actually contained cocaine.
  4. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and shadzane has 7.
  5. Medieval knights put the skin of shadzane on their sword handles to improve the grip!
  6. On average, women blink nearly twice as much as shadzane.
  7. You should always store shadzane in an airtight container in the fridge.
  8. If you lace shadzane from the inside to the outside, the fit will be snugger around your big toe.
  9. Shadzane is often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than shadzane.
  10. There is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat shadzane, though it may feel uncomfortable.
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