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This is one of the most precious gifts that has been given to me, I wanted to share it with you all! A very dear friend presented this to me at a book signing a year or so ago, she giggled when I wanted to pin him to my jacket. My friend, Tissie Gorman, knows that I research a lot of legends, she made sure to include this little guy’s legend inside the box that contained him; I now know that he is far too special to be pinned to my jacket!
The Christmas Spider
(Legend originated from Germany and the Ukraine)
Once upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year…. The day on which the Christ Child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife’s busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic.
T’was Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it, but the poor spiders were frantic; For they could not see the tree nor be present for the Christ Childs’ visit. The oldest and the wisest of the spiders suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see him. Silently they crept from the attic, down the stairs and across the floor to wait in the crack of the threshold. Suddenly the door opened a wee bit and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They crept all over the tree, up and down over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last, now satisfied that they had experienced all of the trees beauty.
But Alas! Everywhere they had went, they had left their webs. When the Christ Child came to visit and bless the house he was dismayed. He loved the little spiders, for they were God’s creatures too, but he knew that the mother who had trimmed the tree for the little children would not feel the same. The Christ Child reached out and touched the webs, turning them into sparkling strands of silver and gold!
Ever since that time tinsel has been hung on trees, and in Germany and the Ukraine, a Christmas Spider is hung amongst the ornaments on every Christmas tree!
Top Selling horror novelist and Vampire Historian, Lyn Gibson is slated to attend Geekonomicon 2015. The event will be held at the Gulf Coast Coliseum December 11th-13th. Gibson, author of “The Adrian Trilogy” “Short & Gory” and her soon to be released novel “The Wicked Truth” will be accompanied by the “Adrian’s Fury Dragster”.
“This is the long awaited debut of our dragster” Gibson states. “We are excited to have her make her first appearance at a fairly local con. This will be our first year to participate at Geekonomicon, we’re excited on a lot of different levels.”
Gibson has attended cons and other like events frequently in the past 2 years and has accumulated a following of over 73,000 on her social media, fan pages and blogs. Her writing style is unique. She has the ability to weave legends and lore throughout her story lines leaving her fans eagerly awaiting her next release.
“I adore the Steampunk scene, I believe that Geekonomicon holds a world record on having the most Steampunk enthusiasts in one place at the same time” Gibson adds. “The Dragster will be in the Guinness book of world records soon as well. She is a hand crafted, custom build that is like no other as far as top fuel front engine dragsters go. My husband will also make the record book for being the tallest NHRA certified driver.”
Geekonomicon boasts being far more than an event:
Geekonomicon is a community of like-minded geeks and nerds who want to create an environment on a regular, not just yearly, basis where people can gather together for networking, entertainment, and educational events to share ideas and connect without fear of judgment. On this quest to grow our community we will promote awareness in society of our unique culture, its differences, and similarities, in order to foster a better mutual understanding. In December were we can all celebrate a family friendly Geekmas together.
The Con has a broad list of guests ranging from Authors, Film producers, Actors, Artists and more, much more. The event is jam-packed with games, movies, panels, contests and other activities for attendees of all ages. For additional information visit the Geekonomicon website at the link above.