PARADOX Media and Vau de Vire Society, in partnership with LadyBEAST Productions, announce the Inaugural New Orleans Edwardian Ball, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Generations Hall; a magnificently renovated 1820’s sugar refinery. The first-ever New Orleans Edwardian Ball is an alliance of revered San Francisco and New Orleans festival and event producers who have joined forces to make this already indescribable, inimitable, and world-renowned event even more of an unrivaled and not-to-be-missed affair by featuring an unparalleled line-up of New Orleans-based performers, musical acts, and entertainment. The Edwardian Ball, described by the SFWeekly as, “Think vintage fetish meets circus theatrics meets industrial arts mayhem,” blends live music, theatre, fashion and cosplay, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, black comedy, science fiction, literature, ballroom dancing, and DJs into an enticing whirlwind extravaganza set in a romanticized, gilded and gentile Neo-Victorian and Edwardian-era gothic and steampunk-tinged distant past which intertwines with an elegantly re-imagined future.
Other delightful attractions include the New Orleans edition of their award-winning Vendor Bazaar, the wildly popular Portrait Booth, mystical and nonsensical oddities, absinthe cocktails, gourmet food from Suis Generis and HeathCliff Hailey’s Tapas from Mimi’s in the Marigny, parlour games, alluring sideshows, and much more. VIP ticket holders will also attend the Friday, March 24th, Edwardian Ball San Francisco-meets-New Orleans Artist Mixer Soiree at One Eyed Jack’s; http://www.oneeyedjacks.net
Founded in San Francisco in 2000, the Edwardian Ball honors the art and legacy of the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey and operates with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
Gorey is the ground-breaking, genre–defying and critically-acclaimed graphic novelist who is credited with influencing Charles “Addams Family” Addams, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman (Coraline and Day of the Dead), Rob Reger (Emily the Strange), Alison Bechdel, (Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic), and Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice).
For additional info and tickets, please visit: http://www.edwardianball.com