Hey everyone. BIG NEWS. The Mermaid Fin Fest event was moved to September so they could accommodate featuring some special guests and activities. One of those special guests?


photo by Matthew Addison.

From the website,

Since self-starting her career in 2005, Mermaid Linden (Wolbert) has been a pioneer of the exploding mermaid industry. With over 50 Million video views, 90K+ YouTube subscribers and a successful children’s ocean educational web series she produces called “Mermaid Minute,” Linden has carved her niche as a children’s “Ocean Edutainer” online and beyond. Her other passion is granting wishes to ill children through foundations like Make-a-Wish and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, in places as far from California as Scotland and Australia.
Linden quickly became the “Mermaid to the Stars” as she began performing in Hollywood in the early 2,000’s and accrued a list of celebrity clientele such as Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Nathan Fillion, the Osbournes, and many others she’s not allowed to mention.
A skilled freediver and aquatic athlete, Linden can hold her breath for an astounding 5 minutes and 7 seconds, and freedive 115 feet down and back up on a single breath of air. She has done underwater modeling and pro in-water stunt doubling for films, TV and commercials and has appeared as a mermaid in feature films and many music videos.

Linden will be giving a key-note speech
“The Adventures of Becoming a Mermaid: from Amish Country to Hollywood”

and also some workshops:

“The World of Ocean Edutainment: Creating Captivating Content”

and Monofin demos! It's going to be awesome!

Other special guests include myself and wrangler Sean, with a key note speech on the "Magic of Mermaiding" and workshops on,

  • How to be and train a merwrangler
  • Navigating the media as a mer
  • Introduction to working with children as a mer

Also you will meet Merman Tristan!

Tristan McDonald is a Florida Native and Louisiana transplant currently living in Shreveport. From an early age he studied dance, theatre, classical/modern drama, and stage/film production. After high school, Tristan attended college and received additional training in professional dance and theatre. As a young adult he began a nearly decade-long career at Walt Disney World employed primarily as a professional dancer and entertainer. Tristan also toured with Disney on Ice and traveled worldwide touring with Feld Entertainment for nearly two years. He continued his life on the road with the Ringling Brothers Circus gaining valuable skills and insight along the way. Tristan’s lifelong education and critical experience have equipped him with a unique and gifted skillset. After moving to Louisiana to be near family, Tristan made the decision to embark on a journey of self-discovery in order to heal from some latent physical and emotional difficulties. Like many, he tried various methods to recover. It was then that Tristan discovered the healing power of the Mermaid/Merman community. He instantly felt at home in the water and began to swim regularly as a merman. Through the course of several years he has incorporated his professional training along with an additional scuba and lifeguard certification into an intensive career as a professional Mer-person. Tristan has decided to share the joy and healing benefits of his lifestyle with his community by offering a Fin Fitness ® course for physical and emotional wellness. In addition, he serves as an entertainment professional regularly booking and organizing meet-and-greet style events and parties. Tristan hopes to showcase the athletic aspect of mer workouts, as well as share the therapeutic and joy-filled benefits of his lifestyle with all who are interested and his philosophy on life can be defined in three simple words: “Just Keep Swimming.”

Other Special Guests Include:

Alex Rose - Blue Ring Foundation, Founder
Mike Conrad - Freediving & Scuba instructor
Lindsay Loftin - Mermaids for Clean Water, Founder
Jennifer Idol - PADI Ambassidiver, Author of "American Immersion" - Will be providing underwater photography
Molly Nye - Everything Mermaid, Owner

Your all-inclusive ticket gets you access to all the seminars/talks/workshops, swimming, camping, and:
Paddle boarding, Mermaid Yoga, Drum Jam, "Marry the Ocean" event, AND SO MUCH MORE.

There's more stuff yet to be announced, that will be popping up here soon.

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Hope to "Sea" you there!!!