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Updated Patreon perqs as of April 2021

Based on patreonette activity, the Ocademy's Patreon perqs program has undergone a thorough spring cleaning! Here's what to expect for the foreseeable future:


RECRUIT - $1/mo level

  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • General support

DOMESTICRAT - $3/mo level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • PLUS Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • Good karma

  • FIDDLEHEAD - $5/mo level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • PLUS 1st dibs on limited edition mercantile kits
  • Thanks in a video or podcast (either in dialogue or in the credits)
  • 2-3 additional days of early 'Velvet Rope' access to event reservations

  • STIPE - $10/mo level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • 1st dibs on limited edition mercantile kits
  • Thanks in a video or podcast (either in dialogue or in the credits)
  • 2-3 additional days of early 'Velvet Rope' access to event reservations
  • PLUS Author audio narrations of Omni Tales
  • Thanks in the Acknowledgements section of one of JSD Johnston's novellas (after 6 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • Membership in Club 11:11 (our supper society that is on hold until California opens 100%)

  • PRECEPTOR - $25/mo level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • 1st dibs on limited edition mercantile kits
  • Thanks in a video or podcast (either in dialogue or in the credits)
  • 2-3 additional days of early 'Velvet Rope' access to event reservations
  • Author audio narrations of Omni Tales
  • Thanks in the Acknowledgements section of one of JSD Johnston's novellas (after 6 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • Membership in Club 11:11 (our supper society that is on hold until California opens 100%)
  • PLUS Paperback versions of Omni Tales - You may either receive the books directly, or I can donate them in your name to places that distribute/lend books to kids
  • Private Preceptor Appreciation tea (no charge) each January (after 4 months of patronage at this level)
  • FlexibiliTea plan inclusion - Change "unchangeable" reservations (minor restrictions apply)
  • Preferential seating at all Omni-hosted events you attend

  • CARETAKER - $50/mo level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • 1st dibs on limited edition mercantile kits
  • Thanks in a video or podcast (either in dialogue or in the credits)
  • 2-3 additional days of early 'Velvet Rope' access to event reservations
  • Author audio narrations of Omni Tales
  • Thanks in the Acknowledgements section of one of JSD Johnston's novellas (after 6 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • Membership in Club 11:11 (our supper society that is on hold until California opens 100%)
  • Paperback versions of Omni Tales - You may either receive the books directly, or I can donate them in your name to places that distribute/lend books to kids
  • Private Preceptor Appreciation tea (no charge) each January (after 4 months of patronage at this level)
  • FlexibiliTea plan inclusion - Change "unchangeable" reservations (minor restrictions apply)
  • Preferential seating at all Omni-hosted events you attend
  • PLUS Tête-à-Tête tea with moi, once per year (after 6 months of patronage at this level)
  • Charm bracelet (for you or a friend) + charms from each event attended
  • Thanks in an Omni Tale book trailer
  • 10% off merchandise offered on Mercantile Mondays

  • CONSUASOR - $75 level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • 1st dibs on limited edition mercantile kits
  • Thanks in a video or podcast (either in dialogue or in the credits)
  • 2-3 additional days of early 'Velvet Rope' access to event reservations
  • Author audio narrations of Omni Tales
  • Thanks in the Acknowledgements section of one of JSD Johnston's novellas (after 6 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • Membership in Club 11:11 (our supper society that is on hold until California opens 100%)
  • Paperback versions of Omni Tales - You may either receive the books directly, or I can donate them in your name to places that distribute/lend books to kids
  • Private Preceptor Appreciation tea (no charge) each January (after 4 months of patronage at this level)
  • FlexibiliTea plan inclusion - Change "unchangeable" reservations (minor restrictions apply)
  • Preferential seating at all Omni-hosted events you attend
  • Tête-à-Tête tea with moi, once per year (after 6 months of patronage at this level)
  • Charm bracelet (for you or a friend) + charms from each event attended
  • Thanks in an Omni Tale book trailer
  • PLUS My Epic Journey diary (fab details coming summer 2021)
  • Element of Surprise Parcel from your element of choice (one-time gift after 6 months of patronage at this level)
  • Elementally Tea sampler (as supplies last, after 4 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • 15% off merchandise offered on Mercantile Mondays 

  • CURATOR - $100 level
  • Gnusletter (nearly monthly)
  • Snoring Bulldog podcast access (30+/yr)
  • 1-3 day 'Velvet Rope' early access to event reservations
  • Omni Tale e-books as they publish
  • 1st dibs on limited edition mercantile kits
  • Thanks in a video or podcast (either in dialogue or in the credits)
  • 2-3 additional days of early 'Velvet Rope' access to event reservations
  • Author audio narrations of Omni Tales
  • Thanks in the Acknowledgements section of one of JSD Johnston's novellas (after 6 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • Membership in Club 11:11 (our supper society that is on hold until California opens 100%)
  • Paperback versions of Omni Tales - You may either receive the books directly, or I can donate them in your name to places that distribute/lend books to kids
  • Private Preceptor Appreciation tea (no charge) each January (after 4 months of patronage at this level)
  • FlexibiliTea plan inclusion - Change "unchangeable" reservations (minor restrictions apply)
  • Preferential seating at all Omni-hosted events you attend
  • Tête-à-Tête tea with moi, once per year (after 6 months of patronage at this level)
  • Charm bracelet (for you or a friend) + charms from each event attended
  • Thanks in an Omni Tale book trailer
  • My Epic Journey diary (fab details coming summer 2021)
  • Element of Surprise Parcel from your element of choice (one-time gift after 6 months of patronage at this level)
  • Elementally Tea sampler (as supplies last, after 4 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • PLUS Hardback copies of Omni Tale compilations (7 novellas per book)
  • Taste of Omni sampler goodies in a logo tote bag (after 4 months of continuous patronage at this level)
  • Complimentary spot at the selected event of your choice
  • 20% off merchandise offered on Mercantile Mondays 
  • Octolumination

    Good morning from Aquis!
     

    #aquis #omni #omniocademy #ocademy #omniosophical

    "Pete Drake was as memorable as parsley garnish."

    So begins the browbeaten fourteen-year-old's 49-novella saga. 

    Available in digital, paperback, and hardcover compilation of the first seven novellas through the campus bookstore

    Audio narrations available exclusively to members of the Ocademy's Patreon community



    What if you could choose a different reality?

     A buried secret . A mystical portal . A world-altering decision.

    During yet another move to another Marine Corps base, a browbeaten and dispirited fourteen-year-old yearns for the stability and solace of a settled and happy homelife. But when a pair of peculiar people in the new town confront him with secrets about his family’s past, his reality is threatened. To get to the truth and get back to normal, he’ll have to defy his father and enter an exotic, ancient world where the fantastical is the norm and danger is a way of life.

    Marked for Adventure is the first installment in Peyton Drake’s seven-part Mind the Portal story. The 25,000-word fantasy novella prepares readers to venture from 1974 California USA to the interdimensional Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences.

    To find out what’s on the other side of the portal, continue with part two of the story, Destiny by Design, available now. But be warned, once you go through, you may never want to come back.






    Gnusletter - March 2021



    Events

    April 11Bridgerton of Fun alt-Regency gossip tea at Spring Tea Garden - 4 SPOTS LEFT
    April 17: Rescheduled Poirot Christmas candlelight holiday high tea & mystery - RE-SOLD OUT
    April 11Sisters of Sorcery at the Cauldron - 1 SPOT open
    April 23Tearooms Supporting Tearooms - Visit with the owners of McKenna's Tea Cottage and The Four Seasons Tea Room over tea at Paris In A Cup! 
    May 1May Day Fae Day at Dream Come True Tea & Party Room (halfway sold out)
    May 15 - Steampunk & Outrageous Etiquette tea at Madeline's Garden (2/3 sold out)
    June 5: Magic Is in the Air - Victorian dinner & Houdini talk by historian Charles Spratley (part 1 of a 3-part series) at The Four Seasons Tea Room (date confirmed, details TBA)
    June 26: On a Mission - day trip to San Juan Capistrano (date confirmed, details TBA) 


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    available for pre-order:

    CALL FOR CONTENT:
    Siren School's la Vie Sirene magazine
    is returning for a one-off issue on MAGIC
    accepting everything from haikus to blurbs to short stories to recipes
     


    The Snoring Bulldog podcast is back for season 2!
    Commentators Trish & Brad Miller have another new video. This one covers the first part of Here Be Kraken, novella #4 in Pete Drake's Omni Tale
    And now back after the winter hibernation hiatus:
    Omnicasts - Negligible news delivered by charming reporters
    Gooder Sense & Guidance - Tips on all manner of subjects
    Love Among the Brambles - Faerie soap opera recap show

    from Once Upon a Chef with Jenn Segal

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    Gnusletter - February 2021

    Let's get ready to spring forward together! 🌷

    It's all happening, finally!

    March 20: Spring Thaw Pajama ParTea at Pamela's - 6 SPOTS available
    March 27: Chocolat dinner al fresco at The Four Seasons Tea Room - Sold Out - waitlist available
    April 3: The day before Easter is always reserved for Paris In A Cup's annual LBD tea
    April 11: Bridgerton of Fun alt-Regency gossip tea at Spring Tea Garden
    April 17: Rescheduled Poirot Christmas candlelight holiday high tea & mystery - 6 SPOTS now open (some folks couldn't make the reschedule)
    April 11Sisters of Sorcery at the Cauldron - 1 SPOT open
    April 23: Tearooms Supporting Tearooms - Visit with the owners of McKenna's Tea Cottage and The Four Seasons Tea Room over tea at Paris In A Cup! (details TBA)
    May 1: May Day Fae Day at Dream Come True Tea & Party Room
    May 15Steampunk & Outrageous Etiquette tea at Madeline's Garden

    ~ DATES TBA ~

    Systematic Symptoms crime-solving experience & dinner at Pamela's (wear jeans!)
    Magic Is in the Air - Victorian dinner & Houdini talk by historian Charles Spratley (part 1 of a 3-part series) at The Four Seasons Tea Room
    On a Mission - day trip to San Juan Capistrano 
    Reschedule of Beatrix Potter tea at Rancho los Alamitos
    Cup of Mystery - solve a cold case over a hot cuppa with the Tea & Sympathy Investigative Agency
    Tick Tock Teas - beat-the-clock games with tea
    Women of Substance theme tea series
    Friday Tea Treks


    See your name in print 
    in a COOKBOOK!
    Announcing the Cooking is Elemental series launching in June. 
    Contact Joy however you normally do (or at Whimsicalitea2017@gmail.com) for details

    Omni Take Two, #9 in Pete Drake's 49-novella fantasy series is now available in Kindle format. Paperback releases tomorrow. Audio & digital versions sent to Patreon patrons just yesterday. 


    I just took the Aroma as Therapy course by artist Sanndi Thompson & really enjoyed it!
    Also, if you or a loved on has a child who's been struggling with hybrid learning, Dr. Brims' Parenting in a Pandemic course is invaluable and sanity-saving
    Everyone's favorite commentators Trish & Brad Miller are back with a new video about The First Crack, novella #3 in Pete Drake's Omni Tale
    And coming out of hibernation this Spring:
    Gooder Sense & Guidance - Tips on all manner of subjects
    Omnicasts - Negligible news delivered by charming reporters
    Love Among the Brambles - Faerie soap opera ... yes, you read that right

    from The Endless Meal


    May Day Fae Day celebration 2021

    SOLD OUT

    Faeries, come take me out of this dull world ...” ~ William Butler Yeats

    It's May Day Fae Day!

    Celebrate the Faerie New Year with us

    Saturday, May 1 at 11am

    at Dream Come True Tea & Party Room, Long Beach
    We plan to sit indoors, but should be prepared to dine outside in the fresh air

    $54.75 includes small soup or salad du jour, 4 tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, scone, petit four, lemon square, tea. 

     ~ Faerie attire highly encouraged ~ 

    As always, there will be party favors & quirky activities. All fees & taxes are included.

    Advance reservation access for all Patreon patrons. All reservations are final, so if you're unable to attend, feel free to give your spot to a friend. If Paypal acts persnickety and you are on a phone or tablet, please try again from a computer, or clear your browser's cache/cookies, or try another browser. If it still gives you grief, you may send funds via Paypal to SirenSchool@gmail.com or paypal.me/SirenSchool 

    Your Paypal receipt comprises your confirmation. We are a small social group and don't send out 'tickets.' If you're making a reservation for friends or want to sit with someone in particular, please let us know and we'll do our best to make that happen. Questions? Email us at SirenSchool@gmail.com