What is Tamson House???

"...the house has proved to be a haven for certain individuals who might be considered "outsiders" to normal society. It has been home not only to an impressive array of poets, artists, musicians, scholars and writers, but also to those not traditionally considered to be involved in the arts, but who still communicate in terms not readily accepted as the norm. So circus performers have lived there, side by side with those involved in occult studies; it has been home to strippers and Bible students, martial arts sensei and chefs, gardeners and hedgerow philosophers; it has been a waystop for travelers from many lands as well as backpackers and hikers from closer to home"
-Spiritwalk Charles de Lint

Tamson House is many things to many people. In it's original form, it is a fictional house comprised of an entire city block in Ottowa, Cananda. It is the creation of the imagination of Charles de Lint, described and inhabited in the books Moonheart and Spiritwalk. It is also the name of an on-line community that exists in the format of a mailing list. But it is no mere email list. Charles de Lint's descriptions of the House apply perfectly to the list. The funny thing is that no one set out to re-create the spirit and atmosphere of the literary Tamson House. It just kinda happened that way.

Since the second Tamson House is email-based, there is also a huge Web presence, tho there isn't really a definitive official website. Here are a bunch of Tamson House Related websites:

TH List-Related pages

The Tamson House Library
(As close as it gets to an "official" Tamson House webpage. Here's where all the FAQ's and info lives.
Tamson House Wish List Books, tunes, trade bait!
Writing Circle An interesting experiment in motivation to write
Tamson House Ethnography (housed on Galdrin's TH Library page)
Charles de Lint's personal homepage Yes, written & maintained by the man himself.

Housemates' Personal Pages

Yasha's Arcanum - Cat DeBartolo
A Chaos of Deep Passion - Nicole Denae Stolpa
The Falcons Nest
Lee Standish's Home Page
chris simmons' page
jane dryden's page
Ari Faerie's site :)
Leslie Michael Orchard's amazing site
John Adcox's cool stuff
Mimi Bailey's page
Galdrin's personal pages
Jayme Blashke's pages
Robin Brenner's pages
Lisa 'crow's pages
Beth Connell's page
Tammy Dotts
Sol Foster's page
Morgan Foxwood's page
Adam's page
Chuck's page
Wendy Morena's "Leftover Magic" pages
Danger Dean
Crism gets a guest spot...
Cory-Ellen's Scattercat Storyweaving
Keely's Drool Drool celtic online store!
Jade Falcon's Nest
Rachael's picture pages
Claris's pages
Jen St. Claire
Razorbabe Vallerie
Laurie Thayer's Hall of the Fey Muse

Other Mostly Relevant Stuff & Random Webfinds posted to the TH list

Rambles, a cultural arts review magazine
Camlyn's Haven for Pagan Elders
Folk Tales
Cat Dictionary A-E
The Dreaming: The Neil Gaiman Page
Donna Tartt fanpage
cool gypsy/belly dancing pages
Big Cats Online
Terri Windling's Endicott Studio
celtic instruments & stuff sales, etc.
cool art supplies site
more art supplies-- an artists heaven
the ever-so-yummy WinterSilks catalog
gypsy/pre-raphaelite desktop themes, etc.

Does this stuff sound interesting? Wanna join this wonderful community of nutballs?
There's no membership fees, no obligations, no secret handshake...but be warned. You can check out, but you can never leave!