Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 9, 2007
During Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2007, Gothic Beauty magazine will give away 300+ 'goodie bags' to all who visit the Gothic Beauty vendor table at the Convergence XIII Festival, held this year in Portland, OR.
Special music (and more) swag bags will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis (while supplies last) absolutely free. Promotional items will be accepted for swag bags inclusion only until May 01, 2007. All items arriving past the deadline will be retained by Gothic Beauty Magazine for potential promo distribution at a later time within routinely scheduled promotions to registered members eligible & actively participating in forum-based promotions and contests available exclusively at http://www.GothicBeauty.com.
In order to produce the necessary 300+ Swag Bags on-time, all promo items mailed must be received at the address listed below by no later than May 01, 2007. Free inclusion of submitted promotional items may be secured by mailing all items (min 300 quantity) to: Gothic Beauty Magazine, Attn: Goodie Bags, 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #501, Portland, OR 97214 USA.
Established in 2000, Gothic Beauty covers Underground fashion, lifestyle and events, as well as music and entertainment. Independently published four times a year, Gothic Beauty has grown into America's largest Gothic publication.
Convergence is an annual gothic-industrial festival, now in its 13th year. It is a chance for many goths and others who normally only meet on the Internet to come together in real life. Convergence is held in North America, in a different location each year voted on by previous attendees.
Music artists performing during Convergence this year include: Zombie Girl, Zoë Keating, Written In Ashes, Two Ton Boa, Trance to the Sun, theXploding Boys, The Red King, Submarine Fleet, Soriah, Skinny Puppy, Reliquary, Jill Tracy, Front Line Assembly, Fraqtured Sound, Faith and the Muse, Deathline International, and Abney Park.
Convergence was started as a gathering of posters to the Usenet newsgroup alt.gothic. That definition has expanded over the years as online forums have evolved and changed. Today's Net.Goth can be defined as any goth who uses the Internet, and is involved in gothic culture through email lists, MySpace, LiveJournal, or other forums.
Convergence itself has evolved over the years, from a tiny gathering in Chicago to large festival events like C13 - the size and demographic description seems to change from year to year. One thing is always consistent, however: The purpose. Convergence is more than an exhibition of fashion, miscellaneous performers, and music artists; more than a great theme and well-planned activities. It is a celebration of the greater Gothic-Industrial and Net/Alt.Gothic community, with the purpose of converging upon a different city each year to spend time together.