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(April 2008) u.f.o. NEWS
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So I missed updating my web-site the ENTIRE month of March!

I am still here and TRYING to get on top of the urban fairies' advancements.

I have received e-mails reporting fairy door sightings at;
322 South Ashley, The Bead Gallery on Liberty and at the recnetly Re-opened Jefferson Market & Cakery.

I was also informed of a short film by some University of Michigan students which features a couple of the fairy doors and one goblin door. HOWEVER, I suspect that the fairies portrayed in the movie are not ACTUAL fairies. WARNING: PG-13 may be too scary for small children. Includes scenes of intense "fairy" violence.

The Fairy Festival in Jackson, Michigan is happening on:
APRIL 13 at Art 634 in Jackson 12-4 PM

I am scheduled to be there from 12-2, signing books and answering questions.

OH! and the Fairy Doors made The Ann Arbor News' "Field of 64".
I can hardly believe that FREE fairy doors got smoked by EXPENSIVE sandwiches in the first round! heehee.

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I'm bummed that I missed the Festival of Fools Parade yesterday.
The 1st annual Jackson, Michigan Fairy Festival went really well!
I think everyone had a grand time. It was well attended even considering the 40° tempertures and the SNOW! Unfortunately I did not get to see or participate in all the events, but I did get to meet some really great people while talking about urban fairies and while signing books. There should be some pics posted and I will get links to them. I was not able to take many, myself, as I was quite busy the whole time. Many thanks to Jennifer at
Pink Heels for organizing the event.

I imagine that Bill Chapin's plug for the event in the Jackson Citizen Patriot help boost attendance.
I heard about a fairy door at the Viking Sewing Center quite some time ago. I went and took oictures, but with computer problems they got lost in the shuffle. I went out and took new ones. Viking is hosting an event and that reminded me to get these up.
Something happy! The Selo Shevel urban fairy door is fixed! They must have been waiting for nice weather.
Bit by bit I am getting things straightened out.
I updated some links to people who are selling fairy doors.

Maybe I should be selling them too...

I am still annoyed with the "Ench
*nted F*iry D**rs"....grrrr.

The *'s are there in order to avoid any unintentional free advertising by way of search engines.
Finally, after months of inactivity at the Ark, there are new fairy tickets!
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