I’ve arrived in Melksham where I’m a guest artist at the awesome Melksham Comic Con! One of the loveliest events I’ve ever had the privilege to be invited to, so happy to be back. I’ll be giving talks/demos on Manga on both Saturday and Sunday, and I’m also one of the panellists on Saturday’s mini game show ‘Comics in Just a Minute’ alongside many other awesome industry pros. Expect havoc XD
In other news, I’m totally channelling Karl Lagerfeld with today’s travelling outfit, as is typical of me being a Chanel fangirl, though only two of the items are actually Chanel. Most is Tesco and New Look XD (high-low mix all the way). And I make NO APOLOGIES for my chronic bitchface
PLEASE HELP THIS AWESOME EVENT. It has been going for a few years and been so SO successful and amazing, so I know if they hit their targets it will be just wonderful. Please, if any of you are into fashion at all, come to the show! Seriously there will be loads of lolita bargains and crazy cool girls to hang out with and of course, SO. MUCH. BRAND. I will be there!
Due to unexpected slow ticket sales we’re unfortunately short of funds. We based the budget off 3 very successful, well loved, sell out events (and even then this year we scaled back) so it has come as a big surprise.
We have amazing guests lined up for September and a fabulous famous brand for next year but are completely non-profit, work for free and can only do this with your support. We need to raise just a little under £1000 if all of the vendors who have sent in their application form pay. This is the bare minimum and any further money will be used to make the event even better. If we can’t raise this in realistically a week’s time we won’t be able to make it happen. We can only do these parties with your support.
We work really hard completely for free for you and have so far brought JetJ, GLB, Koitsukihime, Tony Tanaka, Grimoire, Millefleurs (clothing), Baroque (clothing), Haenuli (clothing), Lief (clothing), Pinkhime (accessories), Atelier Pierrot, Minori, Kunika, Lorina Liddell AND Kawaii International to the UK! We have a very popular guest brand lined up for next year which we would like to announce this year but we will only hold another party if we get your support. It’s not worth the stress otherwise.
BUT. The TPC would never scam you. The guests are still confirmed as is the date, and the tea party. If we cannot raise this money we will have to cancel Gray’s Inn (losing £1000 deposit in the process) and hold Saturday in another venue instead. It’s not as pretty but the show will go on! The choice is up to you.
What you can do to help:
*Buy a ticket! We have put a very small amount of VIP tickets back on sale, and there’s also GA available. Selling just 20 Saturday tickets would help us out massively!
Even if we change venues this is going to be an amazing day! I do this because I love making the UK a fantastic place to be a lolita and I wouldn’t do anything I wasn’t proud of http://buytickets.at/theteapartyclub
*Buy a tea party ticket! Delicious English afternoon tea in a private club you wouldn’t be able to enter outside of this event without being a member with our guests and at least one gift? Who could say no? This is also our cheapest priced ticket! http://buytickets.at/theteapartyclub
*Donate! Any unworn socks, cute bows or jewellery, hand made accessories, unwanted loli, generic cute items cluttering up your home? Send us an email to email@example.com and we’ll send you the address to send them for our raffle. Or you can bring them/it in on the day
*Donate! Have a shop, business or hobby? We will gladly put your business cards or discount vouchers in the goodie bags in return for raffle prizes
*Set up shop! We’re accepting applications for vendors. Sell to a dedicated lolita audience of at least 150 people and maybe get your designs in the GLB!
*Make back your ticket cost and still enjoy the day! Join our lolita collective! For just £20 on top of your ticket we will give you part of a stall to sell and top up throughout the day. shifts will be arranged with other members of the collective, meaning you only need to be there for part of the day and can still see everything you want to! We’re really passionate about encouraging European brands to grow.
*Donate! Sell art commissions, items, etc with profits going to the TPC or send things in for our goodiebags
*Donate! Draw artwork for us that we can turn into beautiful items or postcards
*Donate! Any amount at all would be welcomed. Please paypal firstname.lastname@example.org.
To remind you, even if we change venue this fabulous event is being attended by:
Ms Chinatsu Taira, chief designer of Metamorphose. This is not just her first event but her first trip outside of Japan and she has just got her passport especially for it! She will be bringing clothes to sell and also a gift for every guest on both Saturday and Sunday!
Ms Toshie Mihashi, the new editor of the Gothic & Lolita Bible. Ms Mihashi has had a very impressive career and will be very interesting to meet!
Ai Akizuki, Japanese lolita and model
Even if we change venue:
VIP guests get early entry, priority seating, exclusive event tote bag and exclusive event TPC x Meta & GLB items
Tea Party guests get a free TPC event exclusive item
All guests of both days get a free Meta item and a raffle ticket!
If we raise enough money Saturday guests will get a free photobooth
Look what my publishers sent me! Spanish, German and Polish editions of my book “Draw Manga: Complete Skills” :D So if you are an international fan who speaks one of these languages, please ENJOY and spread the word to your friends!
Remember to check for a new FujoFujo! strip on Tuesdays! Keziah passes the baton to Yuen and her Yaoi…
WHERE DO I START WITH THE DISCLAIMERS? XD Seriously though, if you’ve been reading from the start, you knew I was going to get into this! First off, at least go to Wikipedia and read about Yaoi if you aren’t sure what it is: Manga aimed at women which focus on graphic homosexual relationships between males. Yaoi should not be confused with Shounen Ai comics, which are usually less explicit. Or Shota, which have very young male characters. Or Bara, which caters more to gay male audiences. Like all comics, some are great and some are not so great XD Yuen just loves it all and Keziah is very dismissive of them. Don’t worry, this comic won’t show graphic imagery, but they will talk about it :P