Merry Christmas!

From a Christmas card printed by the Alice shop in Oxford, art © Joan Martin May

From a Christmas card printed by the Alice shop in Oxford, art © Joan Martin May

May you all have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Fenwicks Newcastle Christmas Windows with Alice!!

Not being English, I had no idea that in Tyneside the official beginning of the Christmas season was the unveiling of the Christmas windows in Fenwicks Newcastle.  But I like it.  And especially so this year as the 43rd annual animated offering is all about Alice!  Check out the time-lapse video below of the construction of the windows, and if you live or are visiting in the area go see for yourself!  And don’t forget to visit some of the other video links to see more of the completed windows!


Crowdfunded Alice Book with Very Cool Illustrations

You know we love a good crowdfunding project, and there is a fantastic book project on Indiegogo running now through January 6th.  Graphic designer and illustrator Tanika Fey has created 50 beautiful watercolors for her illustrated Alice, available in English and German, and is using Indiegogo to fund the printing of the actual books.  Depending on the success of the project, the book may be printed in a variety of formats with even more illustrations!  So get cracking, sponsoring a project like this makes a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift!  Be sure to check out her webcomix too!

Carrolling – A Musical Project on SoundCloud

For those of you lucky enough to attend the spring meeting in 2014 you got a taste of this very fun project.  Well now you can get even more!  The project has been posted to SoundCloud, and you can take a listen at any time.

Alice150 Resource Page

imageOur good friend and past-president of the UK Lewis Carroll Society has created a centralized site for all items pertaining to the 150th anniversary celebration of our favorite book.  Updated daily, this site is must see TV – or something like that :-)  Invaluable resource to be sure.

TWO Teefury T-Shirts Today! Get ‘em While They Last

So our favorite daily t-shirt site has outdone themselves today, and posted two beautiful designs with Alice themes.  The first is my fan favorite Megan Lara who has created a series of Mucha-inspired designs for a wide variety of fandom females (nice alliteration don’t you think?)

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The second design is by a new artist Gemma Roman, and features a Garden of Live Flowers design.

b-mco-the-flowers-of-wonderland_nvyTeefury shirts only last one day, so order now if you want them!

 

Attention Cyber Monday Shoppers: New Alice Scarf at UncommonGoods

Just in time for Cyber Monday, eclectic online retailer UncommonGoods has released a series of literary scarves – and of course Alice is amongst them.

Edward Wakeling’s New Book to be Released – Lewis Carroll: The Man and His Circle

Carrollians rejoice!  Edward Wakeling’s new Carroll biography has been published!  Well, in the UK, not available here until Jan 28, 2015, but still.  As Edward says in his interview with the Independent:

“It is about time we cleared up, once and for all, the pervading false myth about his unhealthy relationship with children…”

Thank goodness!  To see the full text of the Independent’s article/interview with Edward, click here.

The Economist’s World in 2015

IMG_20141127_0003Alice (and Cheshire Puss) has made the Sgt. Pepper-like cover of UK’s The Economist‘s special issue, “The World in 2015.” Emma Hogan’s article inside in its “Culture” section is of interest as much for what it left out as what it included. The Morgan Library, NYU, and the Rosenbach’s exhibits are mentioned, but not the Alice150 celebration of which they are a part. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst’s forthcoming dual biography is mentioned, but not Edward Wakeling’s, which precedes it. It says Wonderland has been translated into “around 100″ languages, when the number in our forthcoming volume is 170. Mysteries abound: what exactly does “a picture book with key scenes will be published” mean? But all in all, we are grateful for the notice.

Alice Songfest

Untitled-2Next Saturday, November 29, noon to 2 pm (East Coast time), Dee Michel will be doing a special version of his radio show, A Little Stage Music: all songs are related to Alice in Wonderland! Listen live at WMUA 91.1 FM if you’re in the Amherst area, or stream it from WMUA.org (live; it will not be available for podcast).