Monday, July 20, 2009

Tales from the Labyrinth of Jareth XII

Just as she bit into the sweet fruit gifted to her,
she delicately fell upon the grassy land and
into a deep intoxicating dream.
She dreamt of an elaborate hall full of masked beauty
everywhere the eye could look...of people laughing and dancing.
Yet, she felt lost and desperate to find a familiar face.
She realized then the man who had given her the challenge of a life,
the man who had been most unfair, was her only refuge.
He finally takes her close as she loses herself in the glittery moment.
When all of a sudden the clock strikes and fantasy is shattered by reality.

The above is a little of LOJ's inspiration. If you have never seen the 1980's movie must! This masquerade event of the year has been taking place for eleven years now. Each year drawing in more divine creativity than the last. For the past few years they have extended it to two days of breath taking costuming and amazing performances.

I had the wonderful opportunity to go both nights again this year. Below are a couple photographs of this magical weekend.
My photos cannot give you the real beauty of it all, but I hope they inspire you to attend next year. Unfortunately, I didn't capture any pictures of the performers except for one. The entertainment keeps getting better and left me in AWE this year.

- Heather von Luminous -

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Comic-Con 2009

Well that time of the year is coming upon us again! Comic-Con International 2009 is just around the corner. And for myself this looks like the first time in about five years that I won't be attending the full run just Friday and Saturday as well as it looks like I won't be working the convention this year. Which means I will have much more time enjoying the convention and the steamy activities this year. What activities you may ask?

Room 24A
Do you hunger for a past that never was? If your gears are turned by the speculative future of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, Neo-Victorian, steam, and clockwork then you'll want to check out this meetup. The group will be discussing the Steampunk aesthetic, meet others, share projects and ideas, and discuss this exciting and beautiful culture!

and later that Saturday Night...

Club Deadline and Chrononaut have joined to present:

With the Unextraordinary Gentlemen
and DJs Synexx and Prof. Greyshade
Plus other surprises TBA

July 25th at The Radio Room
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

From downtown take Park Blvd through the park until the right lanes turn onto El Cajon Blvd. Take El Cajon Blvd over the 805 until just past 35th St. The club is on the right. 21 and up. $7 at the door and very reasonable drink prices.

Hope to see you there!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Labyrinth of Jareth

Coming up in a few days is the event called Labyrinth of Jareth taking place on July 10th and 11th at the historic Henry Fonda MusicBox Theatre. The LOJ is a fantasy inspired masquerade ball. This year the ball offers two nights of dancing and performances with Friday night called the Goblin Clockwork. While I will not be able to attend hopefully we'll be treated to a report and some photos by our lovely member Heather von Luminous.

Henry Fonda MusicBox Theatre
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

- Captain Wong Wei -

Anime Expo Steampunk Gathering (Results)

The steampunk gathering was quite enjoyable, when I was finally able to find it. I guess they don't call me Captain Wong Wei for nothing. A big round of applause to all those at the gathering and another for those who embraced the steam throughout the convention. Oh and one more for Fancy India for setting up the gathering.

- Captain Wong Wei -

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