Archive for October, 2011


Posted in General Information on October 31, 2011 by Peter Overstreet

Five years may not seem like a lot, but in the world of Science, Exploration and Imagination it’s been a wonderful lifetime!


We will be opening our doors to visitors at our halls in the Great Dickens Christmas Fair on November 28, 2011. Please come and visit anytime.


Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new full time recruits this year. However, we are looking for several new recruits to become “Legion Fantastique Regulars”.  We’re looking for some people to be brave, intrepid jungle safari guides!  Interested?

Then read on, my friends – READ ON!!


Thanks to the generous offering of Dickens Fair management, and a little twist of fate, Legion Fantastique has been given the opportunity to operate the Jungle Adventure Carousel at this year’s Dickens Christmas Fair! Proceeds will aid Legion in their quest to fund further adventures into Science, Exploration and Imagination! So we’re goosing things up a bit, and putting our own Legion Fantastique touch on the carousel this year.

Although the cast of Legion would, I’m sure, love to take this job on singlehandedly – many of us will be very busy this year. So, we are recruiting some extra hands! We’re looking with people who are ready to put on a pith helment and have some fun and become part of the Legion Fantastique family (Jungle Division).

  • Are you over 18 years of age?
  • Are you good with children?
  • Are you a ham?
  • Are you looking for a fun gig at Dickens Fair that won’t take up your entire day?
  • Are you ready to have fun?
  • Are you willing to let the vicious cries of creatues of the jungle (i.e. parents) wash over you?
  • Are you willing to have no shame with puns?
  • Are you willing to don a pith helmet and become one of our elite Legion Fantastique Jungle Safari Guides?

Then we’re looking for you!

Legion Fantastique will be holding auditions this Saturday (Nov. 5) at the Dickens Christmas Fair Workshops. After the “big meeting” we’ll announce the time and location of the auditions. Prepare to read a bit of our jungle patter…and be ready to ham it up!

Duties Include:

  • Handling of change
  • Safe loading and unloading of children from safari animals
  • Committing to 1-2 hour stints on a regular/semi-regular basis (once per day)
  • Entertaining/narrating riders and observers.


Q: “Do I need a full, new, jungle safari outfit?”

A: Not necessarilly. We have resources on how to stay period, and “safari up” with various levels of commitment. Some of us have full uniforms…others just have a helmet and a whip.

Q:”What’s the pay like?”

A: As this is a fundraising effort for Legion Fantastique, we are unable to offer this as a paid position at this time. This is a nice way to get acquainted with Dickens Fair, however, and a way to get to know the madcap crew of Legion Fantastique.

Q:”Will I be a full fledged Legion Fantastique cast member?”

A: Sort of. Due to cast size limitations this year, we’re unable to cast full-time cast members into Legion Fantatique. But we love playing with new, enthusiastic people. So, by joining the Safari, you will be a part-time Auxiliary Member of LF – the “Jungle Safari Division” as it were. Due to the fact the carousel and LF will be direct neighbors…There will certainly be a lot of interaction between the teams. Plus this is a great way to get your feet wet, if you’re new to Dickens, and maybe try a few other things at fair when you’re not spinning kids around in a circle.

If you are new to Dickens Fair, you MUST attend Workshops to participate…Here is info on how to participate:


If you have any questions…please contact Legion Fantastique’s director, Peter Overstreet, at: