May Day Fairie Festival

May 1st-3rd 2015

Glen Rock, PA 17327

70 mi

Spoutwood Farm Center, an organization dedicated to bringing people and nature together, presents… The 24th Annual May Day Fairie Festival! The festival will celebrate the beginning of spring and all of the nature spirits return to the warm world with 70 arts and crafts vendors (mostly featuring handmade art inspired by the little people), performances by musicians and dancers, storytellers, participatory maypole dancing, fairie craft activities such as wand and garland making (involves a small fee), food vendors, fairie and other nature spirit environments to explore, a Nature Place offering a place for environmental, health, animal interest and other groups to share their vision, fairie and gnome habitat tours, fairie tea parties, guest appearances by the Green Man, the Mossmen, Sweet Pea and others.

craft, dance, fairy, fantasy, tea party, victoriana

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Malice Domestic

May 1st-3rd 2015

Bethesda, MD 20814

11 mi

Guest of Honor: Charles Todd, Toastmaster: Toni L.P. Kelner, Lifetime Achievement Award: Sara Paretsky International Guest of Honor: Ann Cleeves, Malice Remembers: Patricia Moyes, Fan Guest of Honor: William L. Starck - Plus lots of other mystery authors and fans!

literary, mystery

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science fiction

Balticon 49

May 22nd-25th 2015

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

52 mi

Over 400 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area’s largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer’s room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.

art, fantasy, filk, film, horror, literary, science, science fiction, technology

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Jun 4th-7th 2015

Rockville, MD 20852

15 mi

Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship Event: The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later. As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

fantasy, horror, literary, mystery, pulp, science fiction, weird

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Maryland Faerie Festival

Jun 13th-14th 2015

Darlington, MD 21034

74 mi

Come celebrate the faeries and enjoy the pageantry, magic, music, and mischief. We provide an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves. Yes, we believe in Faeries. Maryland Faeries promote the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment.

art, cosplay, fairy, fantasy, literary, music

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