Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated March 5, 2014
This page answers most of the frequently-asked (and some not-so-frequently asked) questions about Magic in Merida and the Yucatan peninsula. If you need additional information, please e-mail: email@example.com. The list is updated weekly.
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Is Magic in Merida a sexually-oriented event? NO
What if I have a question which is not covered by this FAQ? Check the other sections on this event site and if not answered, please contact Tasi at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m F to M, am I still welcome? Most definitely.
I’m under 21 years of age, can I still attend? You need an accompanying adult to participate in event activities
What is the deadline for registration? One week prior to the event.
What’s your policy on admirers? Are admirers welcome? This event is for transgender people and their spouses and family only.
About how many people will be attending? Since this is the first event of it’s type in Merida, we have no firm estimate of attendees, although having 30-50 ladies attend would be wonderful.
Are single (unaccompanied) women (GG’s) allowed to attend? Allowed and encouraged. Several have already expressed some interest.
What are some of the activities that are planned? See our Schedule of Events.
How many meals are included? Breakfast is included in your daily room rate. Your registration fee includes the welcome meal and the gala dinner. See specific activities for other meals that are included
Where is everybody staying? Is there an official or host hotel? The official guest hotel is the Hotel Castellano in Merida Centro – see Hotel section
Who’s speaking? Speakers will be listed in the final program. Except for presenters on makeup and deportment, we are not focused on TG topics but rather to expand your horizons of the world around you.
Are there any drag shows in Merida? Yes there are. See Merida attractions.These shows are outside the main city on the outer ring road and little to no English is spoken.
How about clubs and bars that are TG-friendly? Most clubs and bars are gay-friendly, particularly those in the centro area. We have listed the more popular ones under Merida attractions.
I’m a reporter/photographer/writer/whatever and want to cover your event. What do I need to do? Contact Tasi at email@example.com
Behavior, Dress, Restrooms
What is the basis of the BDR guidelines? Common sense and cultural norms in Merida
Why do you have so many rules? To avoid any misunderstandings and embarrassment to participants
I’m in need of a makeover, a wig, lingerie, shoes, clothing. Where can I go? Your selection is very limited. We will have makeover and photography services in the hotel and/or at special events. You need to bring the rest with you
How should I dress when I go out in Merida? The general rule of thumb is that your outfit should be age-appropriate and size-appropriate for you, as well as occasion-appropriate for the time, place, and circumstance of the activity at hand.
Email, Media, and Contact
What is the best e-mail address to use to send e-mail to Magic in Merida? Questions @sisterhouse.net
Who, exactly, receives e-mail addressed to MiM? Tasi
I sent in e-mail and never received a response, what should I do? E-mails sometimes get lost. Resend the email and note Second Request in the heading
Are there any postal mail or voice telephone contacts for MiM? Postal mail to Mexico can take weeks. if your matter is urgent, You can contact Tasi at 765-381-0567
Do you have any kind of a banner exchange or link exchange program? Yes. Contact Tasi. However most major conferences are listed on Sister House here. We would be pleased to expand on your listing on a reciprocal basis.
Who sponsors Magic in Merida? Sister House LLC
Is Magic in Merida affiliated with any other TG events? No
What about handicapped facilities? Some facilities, largely handicapped parking and ramps are available at major store and mall locations
Will there be any vendors there? Are there any shops in the area that cater to TG people? There may be a few vendors – see the vendors section. Clothing stores do not carry the larger U.S. sizes that most of us wear. All stores in our recommended list are TG-friendly. Other stores are unlikely to even notice as long as you act like a lady.
I’m a vendor, can I come and try to sell my stuff to your people? Contact Tasi at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the weather in Merida during the event. Daily temperatures in February will vary between 65°F and 85°F with an occasional rain shower in the late afternoon. You can check the Merida weather here