The Cel Shaded report, 11/17: Droppin’ that craft fair beat

November 17th, 2011

There are a handful of readers — perhaps equal to my entire readership left, given how inconsistent I’ve been posting here lately — who may be wondering where I’ve disappeared to following my last post about Museum of Terror, as well as what happened to the used-to-be-regular-but-Lord-knows-what-happened Cel Shaded reports.

I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that work has kept me plenty busy lately, leaving me with little energy to do much outside of work. So when my two-week vacation kicked in starting last week, I went into super-lazy stealth staycation mode, hunkering down in an APEC-proof bunker in an undisclosed location in Central Oahu known only to tag-team partner in fandom Wilma J., emerging only occasionally for a lunch with Wilma or to buy baked goods, grilled musubis or certain other essential purchases. (Yes, my vacation also happened to overlap with the local APECalypse. Yes, several coworkers were jealous that I somehow managed to land that vacation window.) I needed some time to recover my energy, but I’m back!

My brief writing hiatus meant that I’ve already missed mentioning the first craft fair of the season for nemu*nemu-ites Audra Furuichi and Scott Yoshinaga. Time eternally marches forward, though, so we’ll just have to put that aside and mention their second stop on the holiday circuit: the annual St. Andrew’s Priory Holiday Fair, being held at the school at 224 Queen Emma Square downtown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Can’t make it then? They’ll be at events for almost every weekend through Dec. 10; check out their full calendar at

Meanwhile, Terri & Karl Dux and the gang at idkwhat2wear, sellers of T-shirts, hats and buttons that have adorned my office ID lanyard for several years now, will be island-hopping this weekend. They’ll be at the 24th annual Christmas Craft Fair “EG”stravaganza at Edith Kanakaole Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., in Hilo on Friday (5-10 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) On Sunday, they’ll be back on Oahu at the Pearl City High School Craft Fair, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 2100 Hookiekie St.

Once again, if you can’t make either of those events, they’ll also be making appearances at various shows through Dec. 10; keep up to date at

Meeting roll call

>> Aiea Library Anime Club: 3 p.m. Saturday at the library, 99-143 Moanalua Road. This month, librarian Diane Masaki will be screening either Moeyo Ken or Legend of the Millennium Dragon, depending on which one she can get screening clearances for first. For more information or to RSVP, call 483-7333 or email

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