Fantasy Fest

Reigning Queen, Mary-Lynne Price talks breast cancer

Reigning Queen, Mary-Lynne Price talks breast cancer

Fantasy Fest royalty talks about surviving the disease While hanging out with a new boyfriend one evening five years ago, Mary-Lynne Price, 2014 Fantasy Fest Queen, got a “what’s that?” from him about a hard lump on her breast. With a long line of cancer running in her family, she immediately knew what it was. […]

#SeenAroundTown: Animelistic Head Trip

#SeenAroundTown: Animelistic Head Trip

Rain couldn’t put a damper on the 2014 Headdress Ball, the premiere gay event of Fantasy Fest. Giant exotic birds, real life dogs and an array of glittery, feathery creatures congregated at the Southernmost Hotel to raise funds for the Key West Business Guild and celebrate the newly elected King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. […]

#Column: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy

#Column: Behind the scenes of Fantasy Fest with Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy came to Key West in 2002 and opened his adult-themed store Fairvilla Megastore at 520 Front St. Murphy also has stores in Orlando and Cape Canaveral and had looked for a location in Key West for a couple of years. Once in Key West, Murphy got involved in the island’s yearly Fantasy Fest […]

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

#Events: Halloween means subtropical tricks and treats

Halloween 2014 brings mischief to the Florida Keys with eerie events scheduled from the continental United States’ southernmost destination, Key West, to the island chain’s northernmost spot in Key Largo. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will host the sixth annual ‘Screaming Green Halloween’, a safe trick or treat Halloween for […]