ANNOUNCEMENT: RainbowCon 2.1 will take place on May 4-6, 2018 on Whidbey Island. (The revision numbering is because we'd originally planned this as Rainbow Con 3; 2.0 had to be postponed for multiple reasons, not the least of which was the fact that we were in the middle of selling the venue, Rainbow's End in Seattle, out from under it.)
Please come join us!! To register, contact Nora Rivkis on the Book of Faces, or email to nrivkis at fast mail. Preregistration is free until April First -- no foolin'.
Our North American guest this year is the amazing Cat Faber, winner of seven Pegasus awards,
former member of Echo's Children, and
all-around nice person. She is often
accompanied by a
small herd of mimmoths.
Our Overseas Guest is the amazing Gwen Knighton Raftery, award-winning harpist and Weird Sister Emerita, imported from London along with her harp and box of musically-trained fairies.
After we sold the original Rainbow's End in Seattle, we've moved the household lock, stock, and kittycats to Freeland, on Whidbey Island. South Whidbey is a popular tourist destination, artists' colony, and farming community; Freeland was originally a socialist commune in the early 1900s.
Despite its comparatively remote location (the best route from Seattle is via the ferry from Mukilteo; there's a bridge at Deception Pass on the North end), Whidbey is easy to get to; it's a 90 minute drive from Seattle, and there's a regular shuttle from the Seattle/Tacoma airport. If you prefer public transit, the ferry dock is only an hour North of Seattle on the 880 bus; we'll provide shuttle service from Clinton if you don't want to hassle bus connections at the other end. If you're coming from the North, or if for some reason (vampirism?) you don't want to take the ferry, you'll want to take the scenic route through Deception Pass.
Hotels and B&B's on the island tend to be small, and fill up quickly in tourist season. The con's official hotel is the Silver Cloud Inn on the Mukilteo Waterfront, at 718 Front Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275. It's an easy walk from the ferry terminal if you don't want to drive.
Call 425.423.8600 soon for reservations, and mention the con. We don't have a room block reserved, but they know we're coming.