Monday, January 21, 2008

The Faerie Zine Volume 4, Now Available!

Hello Everyone,
Here is the cover of the new issue of The Faerie Zine: Winter Carnival, Vol. 4.

In this new and exciting issue of the zine we have:
-An interview with Jade Adams by Gina Smith.
-A visit into a world of Enchantment with Twinkle, Twinkle, Shabby Star's Jennifer Hayslip.
-The Amazing art of Gina Smith.
- A look into the Queen of Collage: Dorte Sorensen.
-A preview of my new illustrated underground book: The Side Show Follies.
-From the Files of Doctor London Wimbatt: Cryptozoology, The Mummy and The Museum.
-Trolls and The Fjord.
-1920's Egyptology, London and Cairo.
-Apothecary Tales and Potionology.
-A Winter Carnival: The Swiss Masquerade.
-Vintage Valentines
-The History of Mr. Claus.
-Little Obelia.
-The Story of The Little Princess.
-The Gingerbread House and Spicey Treats.
-Altered Treats and Projects.
-Teatime, Scones and Mildred.
-Freebie Collage Sheet.
-Along with other surprises and works.

This Volume is going to print tonight.
Pre-order your copy today!

New Shipping Policy, Orders and Back Orders of The Zine:

From now on we will be printing in batches, every batch comes in within three weeks, please allow three weeks for your order to be delivered from the date you purchase. If we are out of inventory, you will receive an email informing you, along with a delivery date.
We try to include coupons and honor lost or missing issues of the zine. Please inform us if you haven't received your zine after 3 weeks.

This new order will be ready for delivery three weeks from tommorrow Jan. 22.

Remember if we sell out of this first batch, you will be on the next re-order

All contributing artists get a complimentary copy of the zine on cd.

Thank You for all your patience and support of: The Faerie Zine!

Magic and Joy!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Captain Kidd Ship Found

Captain Kidd Ship Found
The wreckage of a pirate ship abandoned by Captain Kidd in the 17th century has been found by divers in shallow waters off the Dominican Republic, a research team claims.

The underwater archaeology team, from Indiana University, says they have found the remains of Quedagh Merchant, actively sought by treasure hunters for years.

Charles Beeker of IU said his team has been licensed to study the wreckage and convert the site into an underwater preserve for the public.

It is remarkable that the wreck has remained undiscovered all these years given its location, just 70 feet off the coast of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic in less than 10 feet of seawater.

"I've been on literally thousands of shipwrecks in my career," Beeker said. "This is one of the first sites I've been on where I haven't seen any looting. We've got a shipwreck in crystal clear, pristine water that's amazingly untouched. We want to keep it that way, so we made the announcement now to ensure the site's protection from looters."

The find is valuable because of what it could reveal about William Kidd and piracy in the Caribbean, said John Foster, California's state underwater archaeologist, who is participating in the research.

Historians differ on whether Kidd was actually a pirate or a privateer — a ship or captain paid by a government to battle the enemy. After his conviction of piracy and murder charges in a sensational London trial, he was left to hang over the River Thames for two years.

Historians write that Kidd captured the Quedagh Merchant, loaded with valuable satins and silks, gold, silver and other East Indian merchandise, but left the ship in the Caribbean as he sailed to New York on a less conspicuous sloop to clear his name of the criminal charges.

IU Anthropologist Geoffrey Conrad said the men Kidd entrusted with his ship reportedly looted it and then set it ablaze and adrift down the Rio Dulce. Conrad said the location of the wreckage and the formation and size of the cannons, which had been used as ballast, are consistent with historical records of the ship. They also found pieces of several anchors under the cannons.

"All the evidence that we find underwater is consistent with what we know from historical documentation, which is extensive," Conrad said. "Through rigorous archeological investigations, we will conclusively prove that this is the Capt. Kidd shipwreck."

The IU team examined the shipwreck at the request of the Dominican Republic's Oficina Nacional De Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático.

"The site was initially discovered by a local prominent resident of Casa De Campo, who recognized the significance of the numerous cannons and requested the site be properly investigated," said ONPCS Technical Director Francis Soto. "So, I contacted IU."

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