Shameless personal promotion: Come to Scarborough Renaissance Festival!

Bonnie JeanOk, so I am going to indulge in a bit personal promotion here:

Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie opens its 2016 season tomorrow — that’s Saturday, April 9 — and will run for eight weekends, through Memorial Day. The reason its personal for me is that, for the first time, I will be “performing” at Scarborough.

No, I am not part of the Scarby cast. I won’t be singing or dancing or whatevering on any of the main stages. I will be playing doumbek — aka, the tabla, a Middle Eastern style drum — for the Star Dancer belly dancers who will be demonstrating the “costumes in motion” at the Belly Dance Treasures shop, located in Pecan Grove. I’ll be there on opening day tomorrow.

Many of friends, however, will be performing on a main stage — in the Wings of Isis and the Star Dancers belly dance show on the Ivanhoe Stage, on Taylor Lane in Pecan Grove.

(Pecan Grove, by the way, is to the right and across the bridge after you come in the main gate.)

Here’s a brief snippet of video from the Wings/Stardancers onsite dress rehearsal last weekend to get you in the mood. Come on out and see us!

—  Tammye Nash

Hi, I’m Drake, the summer intern

Hello, Drake here.

I’m the summer intern here at Dallas Voice, here to make copies, get coffee, take out the trash, so on and so forth. Before I get to the very important duties of The Lone Intern, I thought I’d write a little about myself.

I’m the baby in the office at a mere nineteen years young. As far as the GLBT community goes, I fall into the T category, as in transgender. I’m a female-to-male transgentleman extraordinaire, going through puberty for the second time. I’ve been on testosterone for almost three months now. Perfect time to start life as an intern, right?

Outside my intern duties I take part in the fascinating world of reading and drinking coffee. I’m starting at Northlake Community College soon where I will study English and journalism, minoring in underwater basket-weaving. I dabble in many artsy-fartsy activities such as cosplay, sewing, knitting, making junk out of polymer clay, and occasionally I break out the power tools to work on some metal or woodcraft. As a non-paid side career I’m a performer from Isis Studios as a belly dancer.

I’m a lover of fantasy and science fiction and an avid fan of Harry Potter (I’ve got a tattoo of the Slytherin crest — I think that means I broke the needle on the Geek-O-Meter). I’ve got more tattoos and piercings than I probably should at my age, but I doubt I’ll quit any time soon. I am a proud fan fiction writer and editor, which is where most of my writing experience comes from. I post an inappropriate number of videos on YouTube of my cosplay shenanigans, rants about whatever I feel like complaining about, and recently I’ve started a vlog on my transitioning process from female to male. Aside from all that, I pretty much just hang out in my room and chill on Facebook.

Well, that’s all from me for now. I’m sure there will be more posts in the near future of my ramblings and opinions. For now, I say good ‘morrow.

—  admin