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Episode One: New Merch, Merman Jax as the Crypt Keeper, Upcoming Events, and why you should subscribe to our Youtube Channel - it's not what you think!
Get up and move, mermaid style! Professional dancer, choreographer and merman, Maui will lead us through a month of classes stretching, dancing, and learning a merfolk-inspired choreography. What better way to shell-ibarte joy, than through dance!
After the full choreography has been taught, students will have the opportunity to participate in an online Student Showcase on our Youtube Channel.
About Merman Maui - Hailing from Los Angeles California, Merman Maui performs with Dark Tide Productions out of LA as well as The Court of Mermaids in and around Utah. A trained dancer and professional choreographer, he travels the country bringing joy in entertainment both through 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 three years, he finds the most joy in spreading magic, and reminding people that it’s ok to be a little bit silly sometimes!
- This online event is $35 and includes four, hour long sessions warming up, dancing and learning a mermaid-inspired routine with Merman Maui
- This event takes place on Saturday, March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 5 PM (Pacific Time)
- Dress to move, make sure you have a water bottle handy for hydration
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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