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The Edwardian Ball and Edwardian World’s Faire – A Place of Enchantment

A Recommendation from Ron Merk, Editor in Chief

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There are many events that deserve our attention, and that will appeal to the uniqueness in all of us. This is one of them. If you love Halloween or dressing up for the Dickens Christmas Fair, this is your chance to go back into the past and give it your own spin. It’s a place where the character in you can come out, come out wherever (and whatever!) you are. You can attend the event in San Francisco or Los Angeles or both. San Francisco – January 17 and 18, 2104 at The Regency Ballroom and Los Angeles – Feburary 8, 2014 at The Fonda Theater.

Here’s some information about the faire:
The Edwardian Ball and Edwardian World’s Faire has become the San Francisco experience that culminates the festive holiday season in the Bay Area. This two-day extravaganza takes place in the beautiful, four-level historical Regency Ballroom where attendees will be immersed into a stylish era of elaborately dressed, highfalutin’ Edwardian period fashion, creative goth, steampunk attire and wacky, bizarre and macabre costumes inspired by the eccentric author/illustrator Edward Gorey.
The Edwardian Ball is an elegant, whimsical, spectacle of a madhouse slapdashery of costumery and cocktails, circus and storytelling, ribald music, and daring exhibitions that promise to entice and enchant – a feast for the senses with the style and panache of the turn of the 19th century.
People fly from around the world to partake in this one-of-a-kind event – the last two years the Ball in SF sold out. This January the co-hosts Justin Katz (Rosin Coven) and Mike Gaines (Vau de Vire Society) will present Gorey’s ‘The Curious Sofa’ – “the ultimate in pornographic joy, combining naughtiness to the limit of the imagination and laughter to the point of breathlessness” with original music, theatrics and aerial acts.
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