Acknowledgements

 

WFOL2005 was put together by a group of fans The Wintercandlemakers2 Committee - from all over the world, because Beauty and the Beast is loved all over the world. We are new fans as well as day one fans; some had already worked on last year's WFOL2004, others have joined this year; some have had the opportunity to meet in the real world, others do not even know one another's faces.

 

They are, in approximate alphabetical order:

 

Annik Perrot - from France, Europe

Andrea - from New Hampshire, USA

Chandler - from Michigan, USA

Claire - from France, Europe

Deb - from Lousiana, USA

J'ecris - from Minnesota, USA

Jeff Carden - from New York, USA

Ginny - from Virginia, USA

Lesley Burton - from UK, Europe

Lynn Walker - a Scot living in Japan

Mary Burk - from Kansas, USA

Rosemarie Salvatore - from New Jersey, USA

Sobanme/222333 - from Italy, Europe

Tunnelmom - from Wisconsin, USA

 

All of them helped in their own unique, creative, time consuming and loving ways to again make Winterfest as entertaining and as memorable a tribute to B&B as possible. Some of their contributions put a brighter glow on the celebration, while others were absolutely essential, the event being impossible without them. They know who they are: thank you.

 

Thanks must be extended to husbands, families, friends (hello Marcus!), and coworkers who had the patience to tolerate these last four months of foolishness on our part, and even support and help us!

 

The Wintercandlemakers would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt appreciation to everyone who helped make this Winterfest a success. B&B fans are a generous group, and many have given of their time, talents and skills to help create this event: those who submitted their art, writing and crafts; those who made web pages, wallpapers, videos, and other computer generated art so appropriate to an online event; those who performed in the talent show; those who sent pictures for the T-shirt gallery.

 

A.N.D.

Angela Palmer

Annabelle Lee

April Twelve

Beth

Chandler

Cindy

Corinne

Deb

Debbie

Edith

Faith

Florence Wall

Goldie Jones

J'ecris

Jennifer Thompson

Joan Stephens

Kimber

Kris Anne

Lea

Lindsey Aubel

Lynn Walker

Lynn Wright

Midnight Rose

Nancy

Patsy Fagin

Sally Newman

Sandy Tew

Sharon Holtz

Steffenie

Sue Gregory

Suze Howe

Sylvia Palumbiny

Trisha Kehoe

Tunnelmom

Valaria

Wendy DeVeryard

 

All of those contributions were easily attributable to their creators, but there were others behind the scenes who also gave generously of their time and talents. First of all, one very special thank you goes to Lynn Wright for the beautiful sites she built for the event. To make this event as international as its visitors, we had help from gabi, Jennifer, Eva, and Caterina to translate messages and events from English to several other languages. To allow us to present artwork and stories for the first time online, Linda Wong spent many hours of her time in the scanning of art and texts. And we thank Clare Sieffert for a few priceless suggestions as well as the permission to use her art for our activities.

 

We also express our gratitude to those writers and artists who took time to answer our many interview questions. For years their work has been available to help us keep the dream alive. We add an extra thanks to those who allowed Winterfest to be the place where they displayed their works online for the first time.

 

Becky Bain

Clare Sieffert

Cynthia Hatch

Jamie Murray

Jane Freeman

Joan Stephens

JoAnn Baca

Lynn Wright

P.S. Nim

Rita Terrell

Rosemarie Hauer

Sue Krinard

Teri

 

Thank you also to the artists who permitted us to use their work for our games:

 

Alexandre Tuis

BeElle Gee

Belinda Wojcik

Beth Blighton

Clare Sieffert

Kevin Barnes

Lynn Wright

Marina Broers

Renate Haller

Rita Terrell

Rosemarie Hauer

Chandler

Sandy Tew

Sylvia Palumbiny

Winterose

 

And, last but not least, the webmasters who made their sites a part of our treasure hunt, one of the favorites among the many treats of our event:

 

Andrea

Annabelle Lee

Chandler

Kathrin

Kris Anne

Lynn Wright - CABB

Lynn Wright - The Steam Tunnels

Sharon Holtz

Sigma

Venus

 

And we would be remiss if we didn't thank our visitors, whose presence, comments and enthusiasm transformed Winterfest from planned activities to the festive party it was intended to be. As we have said before, Winterfest wouldn't be the same without you.

 

Oh, and of course, thank you to you, Beauty and the Beast characters.

In some Alternate Universes, perhaps just in the alternate universe of our hearts, you are "real", because we made you real, like the Velveteen rabbit tale taught us.

 

This is a homage to you, especially to you. Thank you for existing.

 

January 16, 2005