Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dandies & Delectables: schedule

December 10-23, 2010

Welcome to this latest vvb event!

Be prepared to meet some dandies with offerings of delectable giveaways (not necessarily related to dandies).

Your first encounter of a dandy on my site was during the Pemberley Ball. Sasha's RVB, the infamous Red Velvet Blazer a character from Sasha Soren's Random Magic.
Our indolent and charming friend is as sleekly groomed as a cat, with the same feline grace and hidden claws.

His modus operandi is best summed up with a reference to social gadabout Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s puckish invitation, ‘If you can't say something nice about someone -- come sit here by me.’


Both Sasha and I were so taken with the dandy theme, we decided to expand a bit on it.

Thus, presenting this dandylicious event.

Raise a glass of sherry, pinkies up and enjoy...


Event schedule:

December 9:
pre-event giveaway: The Mind Benders by Lori Brighton

December 10:
Delectables treat: holiday tunes for the season
- part of Winterlong Tour
Dandies introduction: giveaway of Knitting books

December 11:
Dandy Volturi: giveaway of Twilight DVD

December 12:
Dandy Fanshawe: teaser for The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman

December 13:
Dandy Christmas: teaser for Exercises for Gentlemen: 50 Exercises to Do With Your Suit On by Alfred B. Olsen and M. Ellsworth Olsen
- part of Virtual Advent Tour

December 14:
Lord Akeldama: giveaway of Blameless by Gail Carriger

December 15:
Dandy Fellows

December 16:
Dandies sleep - zzzzzzzzzzz
(hijacked by Old Skewl Steampunk event)

December 17:
Dandies sleep - zzzzzzzzzzz
(hijacked by Old Skewl Steampunk event)

December 18:
Dandies sleep - zzzzzzzzzzz
(hijacked by Old Skewl Steampunk event)

December 19:
Dandy Merriment: A Darling Day of Dandies
- giveaway of Box of Dandy Bon Bons
The Clotheshorse Dandy
The Dandy King
The Dandy Novelist
The Artistic Dandy
The Musical Dandy
Acting Dandies
The Female Dandy

December 20:
Dandy Drink & Be Merry
- giveaway of Kosher By Design Teens and 20-Somethings: cooking for the next generation by Susie Fishbein

December 21:
Dandy News: character study of Lord Akeldama

December 22:
Review: Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann

December 23:
Winterlong Reading Circle: a dandy included - Dr Viiiii reveals his holiday pick with a giveaway for The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna
End Credits

December 26: Giveaway offers end, unless otherwise stated

December 29:
Announcement: Giveaway winners

February 2:
Announcement: Giveaway winners


* this event was inspired by ideas sparked from author of Random Magic, Sasha Soren and parts of it are part of Sasha's Winterlong Random Magic tour

* image source dandy header
Editorial: The Ultimate Dandies
Magazine: Numero Homme
Shot by: Karl Lagerfeld


  1. Love it, can't wait, I'm ready to stare and swoon!

  2. Puckish - LOVE it! [With pinkie poised, a discreet dollop of sherry is imbibed; thus emboldened, a frankly appraising glance is cast in the general direction of Red Velvet Blazer.] ;D

  3. Cool! I'll be there- or here, I suppose.

  4. Bummer, I miss most of the events. Well, still a few dates left. I was thinking Lord Byron as the dandy poet.

    Fire and Cross


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