Yesterday evening I posted, hinting at an exciting opportunity that I have been given.
My friend Jess is the owner and proprietor at the Rogue Crusade, an online shop with a physical store in Gallipolis, Ohio. It’s a home away from home for geeks, people who love gaming, D&D, cosplay, LARP, and anything that falls within that general sphere. Jess is a graphic designer with a vision, and the shop has quickly become one of my favorite places to spend time. Recently, the back room of the shop was completed to the point where it’s been opened on a limited basis for private parties — mostly game nights and D&D.
Recently, Jess contacted me about leading a book and tea club. Of course I said yes! From there, it was on, with plans falling into place. A little bit of research and tinkering later, I had a list of books, and a plan to increase our Tea Enthusiasts levels over the course of the next year or so. There is a List of Books, and a Plan to Increase Tea Knowledge. All we need now are members. And then? There will be Tea and Shenanigans. And books. Also dressing up! If you want to, wear your Steampunk/Victorian/Elven princess/dapper dandy/book-of-the-month-themed costume. Otherwise, come dressed up in your Sunday best. This is a monthly opportunity to play dress up as adults, so don’t be shy about leaving your jeans and t-shirts at home!
If this is something that you’re interested in, please visit the shop here to read more about it there. I will be providing regular blog updates over there regarding Tea and Shenanigans, including a full list of books, brief synopses of each book, and notes about the teas that we try. You absolutely do not have to be local to participate; simply order the book with us, and when we send it out to you, you’ll also get a sample of the tea(s) that we drink. Soon there will also be a Facebook group, to bring all of our members together. The button at the bottom of this page will take you to the event page at RogueCrusade.com, where you can sign up. It’s $15, and that goes toward the cost of the book and refreshments. Our first book is “A Wizard of Earthsea,” by Ursula K. Le Guin, to honor the memory of one of the greats.