updated 19 May 2021 w Reader Expedition :)

Dining Platen style

Orient Express

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Bennmush Preceptor Linde Sirocco

The ocademy Bureau is chuffed to announce the appointment of Preceptor Linde Sirocco who will be teaching the new ongoing course Craftmastery, with each session featuring the completion of a one-of-a-kind craft keepsake.

Linde is a mixed media artisan and designer who began her teaching quest in Dim Q in the era known as the '70s. Linde has a Fine arts/Liberal arts degree and teaches more than thirty types of mixed media art techniques and modalities, ranging from jewelry design, to metal arts, paper arts, journal design, gelli plate arts, polymer clay, and whillions more. 

"Art and creating is my heartbeat. It is the engine that drives my soul". It makes me feel alive, innovative and spirited. It is a constant journey of unknown explorations and discoveries. I am an Ignin, but my soul is most comfortable in nature, sitting under a tree or in the mountains. I find beauty in all living things and in nature. I love seeing my students develop passion from the experience in my workshops, hoping they take that enjoyment, develop their own style, and continue  challenging themselves. My philosophy is you have to love it, to understand it!"

Take one of Preceptor Linde's courses, and you too will understand!


Arbin artistry


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Tea under the Sea!

SOLD OUT - waitlist available

Take a dip into the world below at a raucous Merry Mermaids tea

Saturday 28 August 2021 at 11am

Dream Come True Tea & Party Room, Long Beach CA

$57.75 includes custom salad, 4 assorted tea sandwiches, scone, sweet treats, trivia game, party favor, keepsake cookie, (tax, gratuity, PayPal fees)

Need something magnificent to wear? 
Create a one-of-a-kind Mermaid Crown at our Crafternoon Tea on Aug 13

  • Those in the Omni Patron community have "first dibs" on reservations.
  • All reservations are final. Thus there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a family member or friend.
  • Dietary restrictions should be discussed with the venue at least 10 days in advance.  For all other questions, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (or via Facebook), not the venue.
  • Your PayPal receipt comprises your confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed. 
  • Please note, clicking "RSVP" or "Going" on social media sites does not constitute a reservation. 
  • If PayPal gives you grief and you are on a phone or tablet, try clearing your browser's cache, or using a different browser, or resorting to a computer, or screaming.

Gnusletter - May 2021

Alas, many of the events we posted since our last Gnusletter have already sold out! But there are still spots available at the following: 

(There is a waiting list for the Rescue Miss Scarlet event on Aug 7)
The Aug 21 Narnia and Aug 28 Mermaid event announcements are going out to Omni patrons at this moment. (Pledge levels start at $1/month) 

Our first community collaboration cookbook is available for pre-order in Kindle format. Paperbacks will be on hand at our book launch lunch on July 23

You may earn FREE prizies worth $50-$150 when you participate in our new Reader Expeditions. Basically, when you (or loved ones) read Pete Drake's whimsical fantasy series, you will be put in the running for a monthly gift kit!
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We actually have a trip planned! Join us for our Golden Spike weekend getaway as we travel by train to 1880 San Francisco & Sacramento, 1-4 April 2022. We'll even stay on a riberboat!

Bibliothefairies Book Drive
If you have unneeded copies of any Omni Tales, please consider:
(1) Giving them to a whimsically minded person you know
(2) Stash them in a neighborhood book box
(3) Give them to us to donate to a wonderful organization called AHHAH -  Clink link to read about all the good they do
If you haven't perused our Patreon tiers lately, you may have missed a bevy of new benefits including some that just posted within the last fortnight. As always, choose the tier that is best for you!
{Stipe-level folk, our Club 11:11 Supper Society has its first destination planned. We're just waiting for things to "open" again)

Disney-calibre Pineapple Whip

Prep Time: 5 mins | Chill: 30 mins | Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 2

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 big scoop vanilla ice cream (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar , optional but recommended
  • splash of lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender (in the order listed); blend until smooth and ultra creamy, pushing down the pineapple chunks if necessary, about 3 minutes.
  • At this point you can pour into dessert cups. But I like to freeze the mixture for 30-40 minutes, then transfer to a piping bag with a 1M “star” tip (to get that iconic Dole Whip swirl.)
  • Swirl into glasses.
(To help the soft-serve hold its shape even longer, freeze the swirled whip another 20 minutes.)

The perfect gift for Aquins of all ages & species


The Squallix Fingerling Kit
$145 $89.75 (you save $55+)
Duffel bag, stainless steel sports bottle, rally towel, swim cap, goggles, Sheffield's Irrefutable Rules of Squallix paperback, foam coaster, surprise!
{even includes shipping}

Shirts available by special order.
[Inquire for a quote]


Spinning anarchy

Looks like those Terrin terrorists the Yarn Bombers are at it again!

#terris #omni #ocademy #omniocademy #omniosophical

Ignis living

Good morning from Ignis

#ignis #omni #ocademy #omniocademy #omniosophical #ignisliving

Gnus Briefs for 02 May 2021

Our family-friendly SEARCH FOR THE FAERIE QUEENE online OmniQuest game is available at no charge this weekend only

A second night of magic & history with Charles Spratley has been added on June 6- reservations now available for HOUDINI UNCHAINED

Our Whimsicalidocious Arts nonprofit is partnering with Linde Clark of Creative Collaborative Workshops to offer a series of Crafternoon Teas. Here's a link to the first one, a MERMAID CROWN (in preparation of our Mermaid-themed tea in August)  

ARCHONS AWEIGH, #10 in Peyton Drake's Omni Tale is now available in paperback as of today!

Finally, for those who attended the BridgerTon of Fun tea, here is the remaining fan gossip gleaned onsite 

Gnusletter for April 2021

Sending you April showers of love and good cheer

May 29 - Systematic Symptoms crime-solving experience & dinner at Pamela's in Garden Grove
June 5 - Magic Is in the Air Houdini dinner at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre
June 27 - Clotted Crime audience-participatory mystery tea at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland
NEW DATE July 10 - Steampunk tea at Madeline's Garden in Pasadena
July 11 - Our first Book Club meeting! at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland

July 17 - San Juan Capistrano day trip (tentative, details once again TBD)
July 25 - Christmas in July tea at The Christmas House Inn & Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga
July 31 - Super Secret 5th Saturday garden tea - details TBD
August 7 - Music of the Night Phantom dinner revue at Paris In A Cup in Orange (tentative)
August 21 - A Midsummer Night in Narnia at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland
August 28 - Mermaid tea at Dream Come True in Long Beach
September 4 - Away with the Faeries, AC Doyle evening with historian Charles Spratley
September 18 - RIP twilight tea at Paris In A Cup in Orange & Fairhaven Cemetery tour
September 26 - Frodo Lives On! Elevenses - details TBD
OCTOBER schedule TBD
November 7 - Princess Bride Florin wedding feast at the Fullerton Arboretum
December 5 - Sugarplum tea at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre
December 11 - Miss Marple Saves Christmas at Pamela's in Garden Grove
December 12 - The Twelve Deaths of Christmas mystery game at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland
December 26 - Boxing Day at Downton (tea & film details TBD)

#10 in Peyton Drake's whimsical fantasy saga
available at no charge to Patreon members

ComiColoring Companions
24-page recaps of Peyton Drake's Omni Tale
printed in black & white for coloring
with illustrations by 17-year-old Kit Brooks

The Bibliothefairies Literary Guild book club's first book will be:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Systematic Symptoms - This is a hands-on crime-solving experience of an actual case from the early 1900s in England. We'll go review investigation transcripts, pore over replicated evidence, and give a verdict based on court testimony

Houdini - Historian, mentalist, and illusionist Charles Spratley will not only educate on the storied life of the legendary magician, but amaze with some magic of his own

Clotted Crime - An audience-participatory mystery during the taping of a cable tv show


Musical theater performer Bradley Miller has agreed to reprise his role as The Phantom in our Music of the Night dinner revue this summer

Stage actress & director Trish Miller has been signed on to play Miss Marple in our holiday mystery Miss Marple Saves Christmas in December

Visit Patreon to see our revamped & streamlined benefit tiers

returning in June!

guest-honoring program

Fiddlehead-level+ patrons to be given 1st dibs on 'roles' in audience-participatory mysteries and games

Orange Blossom Cream Scones