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Hi – I'm Lorrett, Number One Slavegirl. My job is to make you comfortable, introduce you to the Fantasy Makers, and slip you hot news from the Playhouse every month. This is where I get to introduce you to new people, catch you up on news items, and sometimes point out things that need noticing. But my column is just a supplement to FAQ, not the real thing, so if you haven’t looked lately, take a peek.

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!

We update our web page only once every month. In between updates, keep an eye on our social media connections. You can follow Fantasymakerssf on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram. Tumblr is where the Ladies post new pictures, announce schedule changes and surprise visits (sometimes by former Fantasy Makers who moved away), and talk about whatever’s on their minds. Ladies who fill in “rotating” shifts on short notice often announce them, and new Ladies post sneak previews before they pop up on the website!

To get an e-mail when we post the web update or post other announcements, you can join FMChatter, our Yahoo e-group. First, sign up for Yahoo groups HERE, then join our group. The only“real” information you have to give them is an e-mail address to send your updates. If you want an anonymous online e-mail address, Mail.com is a good bet, and their basic service is free.

You can also join our FetLife group, “Fantasy Makers and Friends”. If you don’t already know, FetLife.com is the social go-to site for anyone with fetish or fantasy interests. Go look – you’ll like it. (There are also links on our home page).

WHAT'S NEW:

Whew! What a crazy month! The people who fixed our siding said we had termites! Of course, that meant an inspection. The bad news: we sure did, and a lot of them, most of them under the house. The only way to get at them was through our staff area, and the whole house had to be treated, so we were out of action until Thanksgiving. We got three different kinds of treatment to make sure we got them all.

We’re still making repairs, but some of our volunteers are doing the work during off-hours and on Sunday. That means we’re back to having fun.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!

This year, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are on Sundays. We’ll be at home on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but following our regular schedule otherwise.

FOLSOM STREET FAIR PHOTO CONTEST: WE HAVE WINNERS!

You’ve waited long enough – it’s almost December! We had a lot of pictures to select from, and a lot to do this month. We decided to choose action pictures that best reflected the theme of Folsom and what we did there. Congratulations to our winners:

Shawn, Grand Prize Winner,
Tillery, First Place,
GM, Second Place, and
RedScorpion: runner-up.

You can see the winning photos in this year’s Folsom Fair Gallery.

ARRIVALS AND LEAVALS:

WELCOME, new Fantasy Maker MAXINE. She just joined us, so we don’t have her profile and photos for the web page yet, but if you want to see her, check our Tumblr page.

Farewell to AVA and MAE, at least for now; both of them have things happening that require all their time. VIVIENNE says good-bye also; she enjoyed her visit, and says we’ll see her again.

A few other ladies are time-crunched for the holidays and won’t have a regular schedule, but you can email them if you’d like to make a special appointment with them.

VACATIONS AND OTHER SCHEDULE EXCEPTIONS:
It’s hard to keep up with all the comings and goings, but they’re a big part of what makes us special. One or two day absences (or appearances) come up on short notice: “sneak previews”, visiting “graduate” Fantasy Makers, you name it. Tumblr and FMChatter help. We usually get enough notice about vacations to post them on the schedule page, so you can plan ahead, but for up-to-the minute information about who’s here, please give us a call.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

is an intro to the camera artists who fill our pages with their images, with links to their web pages where that’s appropriate. It’s a great place to peek once in a while. When we hear that a photographer is inactive or not posting fetish images, we suspend their galleries so we can announce them when they send us new work.

ARRANGING APPOINTMENTS

Have a peek at our FAQ page If you’re not sure how to schedule an appointment by phone or by e-mail.

IF YOU'D LIKE INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION:

Yes, you can arrange a private training session or two here at the Playhouse, either by yourself or with your partner. A lot of novices and couples have enjoyed being able to “try things out” with experienced people in a safe place. See our FAQ for more about this.

THE HOUSE THAT FRIENDS BUILD

This is a safe, friendly place to enjoy yourself and be yourself. We intend to keep it that way. Our friends who helped build the second floor made our house big enough, and our friends who volunteer their time, talents and ideas keep things interesting. Just to make sure our "angels" feel appreciated, here come the THANK YOU’s.

Thanks, as always, to our plumber, who keeps us in (and out of) hot water, and to the hero who claims to be our One True Vanilla Friend, and is always around in a pinch. Thanks to all the other fellows who don’t want to be mentioned by name, but help us with projects, and help keep the house fixed-up and shining. Thanks to the Mountain Man – he’s always here for us. A thousand thanks to the Party God – for a thousand things. Thanks to our volunteer photographers, who have the terrible job of being commanded, wheedled, seduced and otherwise persuaded to take pictures of these gorgeous women. Poor babies, we’ll try to make it up to you!

ARE YOU A HERO?

So – you missed out on our renovation project? Don’t be sad – there are always ways for you to help us keep the Playhouse humming. Read on, read on!

What can you do? Well, the first thing is to come see us when you can, and have fun here. If you visit forum or fetish sites online, talk about us! The very best advertising comes from word of mouth, and word of mouse! Another thing is, if you see something about us online that you know isn’t true, say so.  Everybody has the right to voice their opinion, but sometimes those opinions create misunderstandings.  It helps when people who know what we’re like speak out when something isn’t right.

If you’re saddling up and dusting off your White Hat, please start out with a peek at our FAQ, then drop me an e-mail at FMCreative@fantasymakers.com. Tell me what kind of hero you want to be, and let’s make it happen. Remember, no good deed will go unpunished. Or is that "unpublished"? <grin>

THE UNOFFICIAL FANTASY MAKERS’ LIBRARY:
If you’ve visited the Playhouse, you’ve probably spent a little time in the Welcome Room, enjoying the suspense before being whisked off by the avatar of your fantasy. Or maybe reading one of the magazines we keep around for hospitality...

But a magazine stash needs to be freshened-up from time to time, so we do two things. If someone sees a magazine they’d like to take home, and we’ve had it for a while, we let them (but please ask first – a few have sentimental value). If someone wants to donate some magazines they’re tired of, we let them – subject to space on our shelves. If either or both of these things apply to you, please feel free to say so.

ENCYCLOPEDIC KINK:

SM-201.org the WikiPedia of kink, is back online! If you want to know what it is, where it is, why it is, what it was like way-back-when, or whatever else scratches your itchy curiosity, this is the place to look. It's a project of BackDrop.net, the first kinky social group that was available to the California public. Among BackDrop's innovations was a "sessions group" that gave people like you a chance to have kinky sessions with real lifestyle players like us. 20 years later we moved into the Playhouse and started calling ourselves Fantasy Makers, but Robin and BackDrop wrote the book.

One More Thing.

One more thing. I write this column to keep you up to date on our doings, so I try to avoid making it a forum for outside matters. But some "outside matters" can't be ignored, especially when people try to keep us from enjoying our fantasy pursuits in peace. The folks who want to destroy everything they can't understand work very hard.

The organizations that defend our right to be different are heroes indeed. It's because of them that places like ours stay available. They’re constantly in need of help and support. If you can offer them time, knowledge, or money even as little as a dollar or two a month adds up you're doing something to protect this part of your life.

Remember, our local social and educational groups need our support more than ever. Only we can make sure they’ll be around when we want and need them, not to mention the good they do by "demystifying" fetish interests for mainstream folks.

To connect with these groups, check our HOT LINKS page. Organizations like St. James Infirmary are especially deserving (and needful) of help in these financially-uncertain times. If you can help, please consider it. We do all we can to keep you guys happy; when you donate to St. James, you help keep ladies like us healthy.

Speaking of Hot Links, you may notice that a store we’ve always linked to has been dropped. We decided it was necessary. What was once a community business that encouraged and supported sex-positive expression, regardless of gender identity and orientation, has been transformed into a big commercial company with lots of stores and a very different culture. People we know and love have received a chilly reception there lately, and that’s not something we want to promote. Instead, we’re substituting Feelmor510, a local business that ladies here say is respectful of the alternative sex-positive community.

I think that's all for now. Stay tuned. Remember, join FMChatter if you want up-to-the-minute bulletins. Keep an eye on our Tumblr blog: Share on Tumblr. If you have questions or comments, or you’re ready to make an appointment, please feel free to call: (510) 234 7887, Monday Saturday, 10 AM 8 PM Pacific time.

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