Julie met Gary Antol Jr AKA "Merman Jr" at MerCon and the World Mermaid Awards last year. She has rarely encountered someone so committed and devoted to the "mer" way of life. Turns out Gary has been busy this past 12 months, organising a mermaid event of his own – Mer-Palooza – which has been scheduled for August of this year. Black Mermaid Productions (BMP) can't make it to the USA this time round, but we do want to bring this exciting event to your attention. If you're in Orlando in August, just indulge and have some fun and be our proxies in the process.
The event will include a huge Merfolk party, Mermaid Trade Show, International Mermaid Convention and Pageant, and some fun Disney-related activities.
Here's what you need to know:
Dates: Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida USA
Venue: International Palms Resort and Conference Center
Tickets: $30 (Adults); $20 (Children)