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Ironton Wizardfest 11/13/2021

Hi to all of our supporters. We will be at the Ironton Wizardfest on November 13 and November 14, 2021. Also, we will be at Kings Island Winterfest on select nights from November 26 to December 31, 2021.  If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about Ironton Wizardfest

 Ironton Wizardfest is a two day event held on a weekend during the fall.  It is Harry Potter themed event with actors from the movies.

We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van. It will be needed soon since my car died on my way home from West Virginia.

Setup for the Ironton Wizardfest was on Friday. We arrived downtown at 5 pm.  It was a decent mix of vendors featuring some great talent at the event. It was cold, rainy, and snowing all weekend. 

If you’re trying to make sure your packages arrive by Christmas, please refer to our blog for the dates that USPS and UPS estimate you need to ship by this year.

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube

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Tennessee Medieval Faire 2021 Part Two

Hi to all of our supporters. In October, we will be at the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tsubasacon. Hi to all of our supporters. In October, we will be at the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tsubasacon. We will be at the Ironton Wizardfest on November 13 and November 14, 2021. Also, we will be at Kings Island Winterfest on select nights from November 26 to December 31, 2021 If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about the Tennessee Medieval Faire

  Tennessee Medieval Faire is a medieval costumed outdoor festival to run the first 3 weekends in October. The Tennessee Medieval Faire is in their 6th season. The faire is owned and operated by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is owned and operated by Lars Paulson and Barrie Blankenship Paulson. Lars has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including being general manager of several large festivals. Barrie has a Master’s of Science in Consumer Economics, 30 years of experience in entrepreneurial businesses; and she toured professionally as a comedy/stunt performer, choreographer, and director.  There is a pirate costumed outdoor festival to run the last 2 weekends in May, plus Memorial Day.

 We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

Setup for the Tennessee Medieval Faire was on Friday . There were about 45 plus vendors at the faire . It will be a good mix of vendors featuring some great talent at the fair. We arrived Friday at 7 pm and set up half the booth. We camped out for the weekend next to the Faire. A surprise rain shower with cold temperatures happened  Friday night. We had to run out to Tractor Supply for wood chips for the wet ground.  We finished the rest of the set up Saturday morning. Saturday and Sunday were beautiful days. It was the busiest weekend on record for us. I can’t wait for next year.

If you’re trying to make sure your packages arrive by Christmas, please refer to our blog for the dates that USPS and UPS estimate you need to ship by this year.

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube.

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2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Ship Before The Cutoff Times To Be Safe.

In our experience, holiday shipping seasons tend to get crazier every year, with package volume only increasing as online shopping continues to gain footing. All the major shipping carriers are bracing for an enormous volume surge, and even if you ship by these deadlines, there’s a chance USPS or UPS may still not deliver your package on time. So, if you’re shipping with USPS or UPS, we suggest shipping your packages before the cutoff dates we listed above if you want to make sure your package arrives on or before December 25th. With all the carriers expecting record-breaking holiday volume like in 2020, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

USPS Holiday Deadlines

Regarding Priority Mail Express service, please note this disclaimer from USPS:

Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time, and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two business days.

Continental United States

  • First Class Package: Ship by December 17th
  • Priority Mail: Ship by December 18th
  • Priority Mail Express: Ship by December 23rd
  • Media Mail & Parcel Select Ground: Ship by December 15th

Alaska

The following dates apply to mail and packages traveling to/from Alaska and the Continental United States:

  • First-Class Mail: December 18th
  • Priority Mail: December 18th
  • Priority Mail Express: December 21st
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: December 2nd

Hawaii

The following dates apply to mail and packages traveling to/from Alaska and the mainland (contiguous United States):

  • First-Class Mail: December 17th
  • Priority Mail: December 17th
  • Priority Mail Express: December 21st
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: N/A

Deadlines for Shipping to Military Addresses (APO/FPO/DPO)

The following are the deadlines for shipping to and from military addresses, listed out by military zip code. Note that Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) and Space Available Mail (SAM) are no longer available this year.

AE ZIPs 090-092

  • First Class Mail (letters and cards): December 9th
  • Priority Mail: December 9th
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 16th
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: November 6th

AE ZIP 093

  • First Class Mail (letters and cards): December 9th
  • Priority Mail: December 9th
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: N/A
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: November 6th

AE ZIPs 094-099

  • First Class Mail (letters and cards): December 9th
  • Priority Mail: December 9th
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 16th
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: November 6th

AE ZIP 340

  • First Class Mail (letters and cards): December 9th
  • Priority Mail: December 9th
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 16th
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: November 6th

AE ZIPs 962-966

  • First Class Mail (letters and cards): December 9th
  • Priority Mail: December 9th
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 16th
  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: November 6th

International Packages

Africa/Central & South America

  • First Class Package International: November 29th
  • Priority Mail International: November 29th
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 6th
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 20th

Asia/Pacific Rim/Australia/New Zealand/Middle East

  • First Class Package International: December 6th
  • Priority Mail International: December 6th
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 13th
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 20th

Canada/Mexico

  • First Class Package International: December 6th
  • Priority Mail International: December 6th
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 13th
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 22nd

Caribbean/Europe

  • First Class Package International: December 6th
  • Priority Mail International: December 6th
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 13th
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 21st

UPS Holiday Deadlines (for arrival on or before December 24)

Domestic Shipments

  • 3 Day Select: December 21st
  • 2nd Day Air (including 2nd Day Air AM): December 22nd
  • Next Day Air (including Next Day Air Early & Next Day Air Saver): December 23rd
  • Ground: UPS hasn’t provided a specific cutoff date for Ground shipments

Shipments to Canada

  • Worldwide Expedited: December 21st
  • Worldwide Express: December 23rd
  • Standard: Check https://ups.com/ctc for details

Shipments to Mexico

  • Worldwide Expedited: December 21st
  • Worldwide Express: December 22nd
  • Standard: Check https://ups.com/ctc for details

Shipments to the rest of the world

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube.

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Tsubasacon 2021

Hi to all of our supporters. In October, we will be at the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tsubasacon. We will be at the Ironton Wizardfest on November 13 and November 14, 2021. Also, we will be at Kings Island Winterfest on select nights from November 26 to December 31, 2021.  If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about Tsubasacon.

 Tsubasacon is a three-day anime convention held on a weekend during the fall. Tsubasacon is also the first anime convention to be held in West Virginia. The convention’s name is a blend of the words tsubasa (Japanese for wings) and convention.  Tsubasacon started as the brainchild of Charleston, West Virginia resident Jeffrey Mace who was originally interested in beginning a statewide anime club. The decision to abandon a state anime club in favor of an actual anime convention was made after considering that the logistics and participation of periodic club meetings would be less successful as opposed to one large annual gathering. The Charleston Anime and Manga Society, Inc. was established soon afterward in order to take care of the business aspects of the convention. On February 16, 2004, The Charleston Anime and Manga Society, Inc. made the announcement that  Tsubasacon, West Virginia’s first ever anime convention, would be taking place later that year in Charleston.

 We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van. It will be needed soon since my car died on the way home.

Setup for the Tsubasacon was on Thursday. We arrived at the hotel at 5 pm then we went to the convention center. We had until 10pm to set up. We completed 80% of the setup  and headed to the hotel. We finished the setup on Friday morning. It was a very busy day on Friday.  It always has a  good mix of vendors featuring some great talent at the convention. Saturday continued the trend of being a good weekend followed by a strong Sunday. We love Tsubasacon.If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube.

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Tennessee Medieval Faire 2021 Part One

Hi to all of our supporters. In October, we will be at the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tsubasacon.  If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about the Tennessee Medieval Faire

  Tennessee Medieval Faire is a medieval costumed outdoor festival to run the first 3 weekends in October. The Tennessee Medieval Faire is in their 6th season. The faire is owned and operated by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is owned and operated by Lars Paulson and Barrie Blankenship Paulson. Lars has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including being general manager of several large festivals. Barrie has a Master’s of Science in Consumer Economics, 30 years of experience in entrepreneurial businesses; and she toured professionally as a comedy/stunt performer, choreographer, and director.  There is a pirate costumed outdoor festival to run the last 2 weekends in May, plus Memorial Day.

 We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

Setup for the Tennessee Medieval Faire was on Friday . There were about 45 plus vendors at the faire . It will be a good mix of vendors featuring some great talent at the fair. We arrived Friday at 5 pm and set up half the booth. We camped out for the weekend next to the Faire. We finished the rest of the set up Saturday morning. Saturday was a beautiful day. It was the busiest day on record for us. A storm rolled in Saturday night and it rained all day on Sunday. I haven’t seen this much rain in one day. We had to tear down on Sunday because we were going toTsubasacon the following weekend.

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube

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Upcoming Events

Hi to all of our supporters. In October, we will be at the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tsubasacon.  If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about Tsubasacon

 Tsubasacon is a three-day anime convention held on a weekend during the fall.  Tsubasacon is also the first anime convention to be held in West Virginia. The convention’s name is a blend of the words tsubasa (Japanese for wings) and convention.  Tsubasacon started as the brainchild of Charleston, West Virginia resident Jeffrey Mace who was originally interested in beginning a statewide anime club. The decision to abandon a state anime club in favor of an actual anime convention was made after considering that the logistics and participation of periodic club meetings would be less successful as opposed to one large annual gathering. The Charleston Anime and Manga Society, Inc. was established soon afterward in order to take care of the business aspects of the convention. On February 16, 2004, The Charleston Anime and Manga Society, Inc. made the announcement that  Tsubasacon, West Virginia’s first ever anime convention, would be taking place later that year in Charleston.

 We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

Setup for the Tsubasacon will be on Thursday. It will be a  good mix of vendors featuring some great talent at the convention. 

If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube

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Upcoming Events

Hi to all of our supporters. In October, we will be at the Tennessee Medieval Faire and Tsubasacon.  If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about the Tennessee Medieval Faire. The second blog posted today will be about Tsubasacon.

 Tennessee Medieval Faire is a medieval costumed outdoor festival to run the first 3 weekends in October. The Tennessee Medieval Faire is in their 6th season. The faire is owned and operated by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is owned and operated by Lars Paulson and Barrie Blankenship Paulson. Lars has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including being general manager of several large festivals. Barrie has a Master’s of Science in Consumer Economics, 30 years of experience in entrepreneurial businesses; and she toured professionally as a comedy/stunt performer, choreographer, and director.  There is a pirate costumed outdoor festival to run the last 2 weekends in May, plus Memorial Day.

 We went very simple again. We decided on bringing belts, purses, wallets, cord keepers, growler carriers, wine bottle carriers, bracelets and a few journals. We got all our products into one large bin but still needed two vehicles for the setup. We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

Setup for theTennessee Medieval Faire will be on Friday . There were about 45 plus vendors at the faire . It will be a  good mix of vendors featuring some great talent at the fair.If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube.

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August 25, 2021

Hi to all of our supporters. We have been in the shop working on new products for the website. We have some exciting news for all of you. As of today, we will be carrying Mickey’s Dice Bag on our website. We have been taking them to just events and or selling them as part of a combo set.  We have been posting some of the pictures on Instagram and Facebook. We should have them all up sometime this week. 

Also, we purchased a ring light to help with videos and taking pictures. We bought a Bower 12″ RGB Ring Light Studio Kit from Walmart. Finally, we can take photos of the collapsible dice cup and tray and upload new product listings on the website. We are working on a lot of new and exciting products that will be revealed over the coming weeks.

Also, we have been taking videos with an ApeMan A66 action camera for our YouTube Channel. So, we are making instructional videos, tips and tricks videos, and “highlight reels” from our event. We are learning how to edit with our new software from DaVinci Resolve. We will be putting more videos on our YouTube channel every Friday. 

If you don’t already “Like”, “Subscribe”, or “Follow” us… you should! It’s a great way to stay up-to-date with new merchandise, about upcoming events, tips and tricks on leather work.

We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

We will be back at it again at Tsubasacon in October from 1pm to 11pm on Friday, 9am to 7pm (Saturday), and 9am to 4pm (Sunday).   

 If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube.

And, once you’re there, don’t forget to “like our posts”, “retweet our tweets”, provide comments, and “share” content.

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August 18, 2021

Hi to all of our supporters. It has been a hot minute since we posted on our blog. We have been in the shop working on new bracelets for the website. These bracelets are exclusives for the website and won’t be sold at shows. We have been posting some of the pictures on Instagram and Facebook. We should have them up sometime this week. We are working on a lot of new and exciting products that will be revealed over the coming weeks.

Also, we have been taking videos with an ApeMan A66 action camera for our YouTube Channel. So, we are making instructional videos , tips and tricks videos, and “highlight reels” from our event. We are learning how to edit with our new software from DaVinci Resolve. We will be putting more videos on our YouTube Channel every Friday. If you don’t already “Like”, “Subscribe”, or “Follow” us… you should! It’s a great way to stay up-to-date with new merchandise, about upcoming events, tips and tricks on leather work.

We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

We will be back at it again at Tsubasacon in October from 1pm to 11pm on Friday, 9am to 7pm (saturday), and 9am to 4pm(sunday).   

 If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube. And, once you’re there, don’t forget to “like our posts”, “retweet our tweets”, provide comments, and “share” content.

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Cincinnati Celtic Festival July 23, 2021

Hi to all of our supporters. It was an adventurous and hot weekend at the Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Fest presented by FedEx Ground.  If you haven’t already read any of our blogs, here is a little background history about the street faire.

Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Fest presented by FedEx Ground is a yearly free Celtic Festival.The Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Festival, presented by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation is one of our largest fundraising events. It takes place in July this year  directly in front of the Great American Ballpark on Freedom Way. Join us to celebrate Celtic Heritage with family fun, great food, Celtic music and more.

We expanded on the farmers market layout. We are bringing belts, purses, wallets, cord keepers, growler carriers, wine bottle carriers, bracelets and a few journals. We got all our products into one large bin but still needed two vehicles for the setup. We’re still searching for a 15 passenger van to put everything in it.  We started a Ko-fi Page! Ko-fi helps creators get support from fans of our work. Please support or follow our page! https://ko-fi.com/dragoncatleather . We set up a goal of $5000 to buy a van.

Setup for the festival began at 9:00 am. The setup was an adventure because of the heat, unrelenting sun, and arriving at setup at 2:30 pm . It ended up being a beautiful night for the festival on Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the temperature soared to the high Nineties.  Everyone was excited to be out and enjoying the festival. There were about 30 vendors at the festival. It was a good mix of vendors featuring Dublin Pub from Dayton. There was a Scotch and Irish testing tent.  Also, we had live music by some wonderful bands (Lost Celts, Mad Maudlin, Easter Rising)  led by the headliner Seven Nations. 

We will be back at it again at Tsubasacon in October from 1pm to 11pm on Friday, 9am to 7pm (saturday), and 9am to 4pm(sunday).   

 If you are one of the many folks that asked about custom orders, please fill out the form on the contact us page. Also, if you saw something in our booth not listed on the website, please fill out the form on the contact page. Thanks again for coming out and seeing us. Keep up to date on shows and festivals by visiting the events page. Also, follow  us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Tik Tok, and Youtube.