In this exciting new dive into the mermaid film genre; relaxing getaway goes awry when four best girlfriends find themselves face to face with a fearsome bayou mermaid. Ultimately, man’s greed and nature’s rage go head-to-head in an unearthly showdown where only fools and heroes dare to dive.
Join us for an exclusive screening of the trailer and a Q&A session with the female lead cast and crew! Will you survive your encounter with Erzulie?
- This session takes place at 6 PM on May 17th, 2022
- This session takes place on a digital platform
- This session is entirely FREE to attend
- Please be aware that Erzulie is a film with elements that may be scary for young children
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We are elated to announce our wonderful digital chat with Traci Hines <3 This mermaid fin-fluencer is a singer, songwriter, voice actress, model, cosplayer, designer, YouTuber, hipster mermaid and all around awesome person from Southern California. Her YouTube channel boasts over 215,039,591 views and is known for amazing covers with very high production value. She has been a staple in the mermaid and Disney communities for over a decade - her Mermaid youtube videos and Adorkable Apparel line are not to be matched on land or sea!
During this live session, Traci will share her story, and encourage you in following your passions, working towards your dreams and finding fulfilling work. Join us, for a cozy chat with Traci.
*Photo by Justin Lutsky
- This session takes place on May 19th from 6 PM - 8 PM PST
- This Session Takes place over a digital platform
- This session is $12 to attend
- Traci will chat with our moderator, and answer audience questions live
*Photos by Benjamin Hines Photography
How did we find ourselves here? Who were the first humans to put on a mermaid tail and dive into the world we now know so well. Mermaid Raina explores the history of the modern mermaid, not in myth or legend, but the real life performers, innovators and stars who built the community into what it is today. This lecture will cover entertainers, tail-makers, personalities and new waves that shaped the seas for modern merfolk.
About Raina the Halifax Mermaid
Raina owns and runs the award winning company Halifax Mermaids, a subsidiary of Canadian Mermaids Inc. Raina was one of the first batch of professional mermaids in Canada getting her start in late 2008. Raina is also recognized internationally as a pioneer in the mermaid community when it comes to working with children and educating others.
Based in Canada; Raina and her company provide environmental education, entertainment for all ages, tourism events, birthday parties, seminars, corporate events, underwater performing and filming, and advocacy work with volunteering. Raina has also been involved in multiple conventions including planning and facilitating the 2017 record breaking "NC Mermania".
Raina believes that people - especially children- learn the best through play experiences. Her company provides "edutainment" moments where kids and parents can tap into their imagination and uncover useful skills, new information, and build lasting memories. Raina has a degree in child and youth development, and a degree in education along with her Nova Scotia teaching license.
Learn more about Mermaid Raina here
- This lecture takes place on May 16th at 6 PM (PST)
- This lecture takes place on a digital platform
- Lecture will be roughly an hr long, followed by a qu and a session
This year, all of our convention merfolk will have the opportunity to join in a special FLASH MOB dance party. Join us for this free, online session where Merman Maui will be teaching the choreography in advance for anyone who wants to participate! You know you don't want to miss out on being part of the biggest Merfolk dance party in history
- This Class takes place on May 18th at 6 PM
- This class takes place over a digital platform
- Those who are not attending in person can send in a video, which we will edit into our final Flash Mob Video compellation
- This choreography is suitable for all ages, and skill levels
Merman Maui couldn't be more excited to return to the California Mermaid Convention! Previously for the convention he has led mermaid dance workshops, and has been involved in discussion panels. Hailing from Los Angeles California, he has been seen performing with Dark Tide Productions out of LA as well as The Court of Mermaids in and around Utah.
A trained dancer and professional director/choreographer, he travels the country bringing joy in entertainment through theatre, dance, and mermaiding. With those skills on social media he also uses his platform to spread messages of joy, positivity, and awareness in many of the worlds social situations. Also an ambassador for Finfolk Productions, he takes pride in being a voice for BIPOC in the industry and creating the representation he wishes there was more of. Mermaiding now for four years, he finds the most joy in spreading magic, and reminding people that it’s ok to be a little bit silly sometimes!
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Join accomplished Disney Storybook artist and illustrator, Casey Robin as she leads us through a step-by step process to create a beautiful work of mermaid art! We are thrilled to have worked with Casey for three years offer these online classes to the community.
This class is suitable for all ages and drawing skill level. Everyone will love joining in to this charming and informative lesson
- This class takes place on a digital platform
- This class takes place on May 17th, at 8 PM
- Please have drawing materials on hand (paper, pencil, crayons or colored pencils)
Purchase tickets to this session here
- This session takes place on May 16th, 2022 at 12 PM (PST)
- This session takes place over a digital platform
- This session is FREE to attend
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Episode Three: On today's podcast we discuss our schedule of events, why you should get your convention tickets ASAP, where to see Merman Jax chase a lobster, and how we are supporting Asian and Pacific Island merfolk in May
Congratulations to Erin St Blaine for winning our Sand Castle Contest! You voted this glowing, color changing, musical castle as your top pick.
Check out the video to see it in action!
Join our Panalists, and Merman Jax as he hosts our Second Annual Representation Panel. Panelists will discuss visibility and representation in the mermaid community and industry; and how their personal journeys have shaped their mermaid experience. At this important turning point in American history, it is of the greatest importance to discuss issues of race, gender, and sexuality in all aspects of life...including our relationship to merfolk.
TRIGGER WARNING: This video contains discussions on race, exclusion, pain and judgement.
Hosted by Society of Fat Mermaids founder, Chè Monique; meet plus sized professional mermaids from a variety of backgrounds. Panelists will share how they made their way in the world of mermaiding. Learn how their size impacts their lives as merfolk. Panelists will discuss how they handle bullying and criticism online and in person, practicalities such as tail fit and transport, and what it means for them to be fat mermaids.
Learn four helpful poses for those tricky gigs where you are a landlocked mermaid! Join professional mermaid and bellydancer, Mermaid Farasha, the Desert Siren, as she breaks each pose down for easy use.
Find Mermaid Farasha the Desert Siren at http://www.mermaidfarasha.com/
Learn about the #MerfolkforBlackLives movement, as well as the organizations Black Womxn United, and Sisters of Nia - we will be collecting donations to both groups during The California Mermaid convention - http://californiamermaidcon.com/
Original #MerfolkForBlackLives videos by Mermaid Che Monique - https://youtu.be/S2QIpfIX2jg and https://youtu.be/u__CwHnkitU Mermaid Che Monique - www.mermaidchemonique.com, www.facebook.com/mermaidchemonique and www.instagram.com/mermaidchemonique Mermaid Che's Body Positive Clothing Brand - www.societyoffatmermaids.com
You’ve seen them in films such as Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, the Harry Potter-world of Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindlewald, of course The Water Horse and even very recently in Frozen 2. These enigmatic and fascinating creatures while related to each other, absolutely have their own unique, geographical origins and physical attributes. From a merman’s perspective, we will be primarily discussing the differences between Hippocampi and Kelpies, as these are the two species that are most often confused with each other. Where do these creatures live? What do they look like? Are they dangerous or are they friendly? Please join Merman Jax as we whimsically dip our toes in the water with these magnificent and aquatic steeds. Just make sure a Kelpie isn’t lurking around…
Participate in our Digital River Clean Up and donate to the American River Parkway Foundation - https://californiamermaidcon.com/sund...
Join Beyond Geek host Joe Gillis, and convention organizer Mermaid Rachel as they showcase the mermaid-themed episode of Beyond Geek! Surprises in store for the future of the show...
Beyond Geek - http://www.beyondgeek.com/
Academy Award winning FX artist Robert Short tells us about making the iconic tail for Daryl Hannah's 'Madison', in the Touchstone film, Splash. What went into creating one of the most iconic movie mermaid tails to be captured on celluloid? And what was the deal with that lobster scene? Tune in and find out all this and more!
Join professional FX and makeup artist, Nicole Nemecia as she creates a dreamy mermaid look, inspired by one of her favorite artists!
Have some amazing Mermaid Content you want to share with us?
The California Mermaid Convention is seeking out presenters to engage in digital meetings during our online event. If you have Mermaid Content you would like to share in the form of an online symposium, lecture, workshop or class, we would love to hear your pitch!
Our digital presentations will be held on an online platform (platform TBD) for a live audience. Check out the application below for more details
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