Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

We here at the Manticore Society would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Saturday, December 18, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con Photos & Videos

Took a while but we here at the main offices have finally have everything from Comic-Con uploaded. From photos and videos of the convention to the special Chrononaut: League of Temporal Adventurers First Society Gala concert where performers included Veronque Chevalier, The Slow Poisoner, The Unextraordinary Gentlemen, The League of S.T.E.A.M., The Hoop Unit, and Voltaire. Also here is the award list of the 2010 Starburner Awards.

Full gallery of the convention here.
Full gallery of Scoundrels Alley: San Diego Steampunk Collection here.
Mad Calamity Productions Videos of Comic-Con are here.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lady Mechanika #1 Signing with Creator/Writer/Artist Joe Benitez

Beach Ball Comics is celebrating the release of Lady Mechanika with creator, writer, and artist Joe Benitez who will be signing copies of issues #0 and #1 this Wednesday! Stop by and say hi to Joe and pick up your comics book needs! Pop on your top hat, polish up your goggles, and bring your friends!

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chrononaut Presents A Jule Festival

Tis the season of winter and celebration the fine folks of Chrononaut invite you to join us this Thursday to Queen Bee's for the return of Chrononaut, San Diego's premier Steampunk club night.

The Jule is a strange celebration. It's origins are Roman, Germanic, and Judeo-Christian all at once. Its purpose however is trans-cultural and interfaith: It's cold. We're sad. Let's make it better with a party. So from the steppes of Russia to the green hills of Ireland and beyond, it is celebrated by Christian, Pagan, and Jew in various ways. The Chrononaut way of course is a grand steampunk mash-up!

Highlighting the evening is a steampunk restyling of Tschakovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies as performed by Tasha Dabek. The night also features seasonal silent short films and of course J. S. Greyshade selecting music.

No Jule Festival could be complete without a gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift with an approximate value of five dollars or less to the club. It may be new, gently used, or even broken if the parts are really good and brassy. Among the gifts will be tickets to Les Voyages Extraordinaires at Queen Bees on February 12th, an Evening featuring the infamous musical airship pirates Abney Park. You must bring a gift for the exchange to have a chance to take home these tickets.

3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
$7.00 at the door

- Captain Wong Wei -

Chrononaut September Photos

Full gallery here.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LACMA Muse 'till Midnight Photos

Full gallery here.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Thursday, November 25, 2010

LosCon 2010

After you stuff yourself with turkey and all the fixin's this year what are you gonna do next? Well if you're in Los Angeles during November 26-28th maybe you'll want to come on down to LosCon 37, an annual sci-fi convention held at the LAX Marriott. This year the theme is urban fantasy, steampunk and sci-fi noir. This year Phil Foglio (Girl Genius) is the artist guest of honor and Emma Bull (Bone Dance and Territory) the writer guest of honor.

And the convention doesn't end when sun goes down but an entire floor of the hotel is set aside for open room parties each with their own theme such as the 'Gaslight Gathering's Exhibition of the Legendary Floating Curiosity Shoppe'. Hope to see you there!

November 26-28th 2010
At the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles

- Captain Wong Wei -

Happy Thanksgiving

For those who celebrate Thanksgiving we here at the Manticore Society would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your assorted pies, cakes, turkeys, hams, potatoes, and such!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First Regular Meeting of the Manticore Society

This Sunday the fourteenth of November the Manticore Society will be holding our first regular meeting at the historic Heritage Square, a living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century. Eight historic structures are located at the museum, constructed during the Victorian Era, which were saved from demolition to educate the public about Southern California's early development. There will be a guided tour by Manticore member Colonel Sir Harry Flashman VC .

We will be gathering at the venue at 12:00pm for a picnic and group photo with the actual meeting starting at 1:00pm sharp, afterwards we'll have the guided tour throughout the historic houses. There is a $10 museum fee. A big thank you goes to Casandra deNocturne for organizing this event and our first regular meeting. Below is the address to the museum and their website. Also as this is a public venue we ask that you please leave all firearms and large contraptions at home as we hope to use this space again in the future.

All are welcome to attend!

3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, California 90031
(323) 225-2700

- Captain Wong Wei -

Chrononaut August Photos

Full gallery here.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jr. League W.A.T.C.H. Mummy Scouting Outing Photos

We've been pretty behind of late here at the Manticore Society but we're finally starting to catch up. In the next few weeks we'll be bring you photos of past events we were not able to put up until now. So enjoy!

These are the photos from the Jr. League W.A.T.C.H. Mummy Scouting Outing event in August at the Mummies of the World Exhibition at the California Science Center organizes by the fantastic Ellie and Coyote Copperbottom. It was the first of what will be many outings in which the Jr. League W.A.T.C.H. are planning to aid the League of S.T.E.A.M. in keeping track of the supernatural throughout the globe.

Full gallery here.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

League of S.T.E.A.M. at the Beacon Arts

Telegraphing all Los Angeles locals! The League of S.T.E.A.M. will be appearing this Friday, October 29th at the Beacon Arts Building for an evening of Ghost Stories: A Night of Happenings and Hauntings. This event is free to attend as well as free valet parking provided. There are a variety of activities occurring and we encourage you to join us! More information is listed on their website.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Editorial: Censorship in the Steampunk Community

Quite an interesting editorial came across the Manticore Society front desk today. It was called to my attention that a group of individuals from our community are using censorship to promote their own brand of what they think steampunk is and should be. And those who disagree has had their comments deleted to out right being ostracized from said steampunk community. It is a shame that there are those in positions of influence who would abuse their authority in this. And the fact that if there are people out there actually doing what this editorial claims they are doing is totally reprehensible and wrong. With that said, yes, I do support steam freedom!

Link to the editorial can be found here.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, October 11, 2010

Steampunk Episode of Castle TONIGHT!!!

TONIGHT!!! The steampunk episode of Castle airs! See if you can spot members of the Manticore Society!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, October 4, 2010

Labyrinth of Jareth 2010 Videos

We've finally edited an impressive twenty two videos taken at this years Labyrinth of Jareth for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

For the full twenty two videos visit our youtube channel at Mad Calamity Productions.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Labyrinth of Jareth 2010

On July the 15th we were offered a peek into the wondrous world known as the Labyrinth of Jareth. For one night the popular Los Angeles night spot the Edison Bar was transformed by the artists of Sypher Art Studios into the Darius Exposition. Stilt walkers, clockwork performers, and a performance by the band Helios Jive entertained the crowd throughout the night. The next evening would hold much more for us as we were left with a taste of what was to come.
For the nights of July 16th to the 17th the Historic Park Plaza became the setting of the yearly masquerade event known as the Labyrinth of Jareth. For those who are unfamiliar with this event, the Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball is a weekend of entertainment and enchantment. Where the lines between fantasy and reality blur and cross over. Where in the court of the fae masked nobles dance throughout the night and legends become alive.

It was amazing how everything flowed so well from the high ceilings, impressive staircase acceding to the top dance floor with stage area, and down to the dining area with outdoor courtyard. Everyone who came in was a sight to behold, so many wonderful inventive and creative costumes crafted by talented artist and makers. The goblins were everywhere making mischief for fellow costumed patrons especially during the Goblin Clockworks.

The world famous League of S.T.E.A.M. had set up their tent outside in the courtyard and the crowd were fascinated by their contraptions, gizmos, and inventions for controlling troublesome ghostly apparitions and supernatural phenomenon. Along with the demonstrations of their tools of the trade, they also answered questions and spared no expense at entertaining their enraptured audience! Nearby their tent was a beautiful hydro powered sculpture and reflecting pond lit up wonderfully for a very soothing atmosphere. A number of fantastic bands and performers entertained the patrons throughout the evenings be it in the lobby, the courtyard, the first floor dance floor, or the main stage upstairs. Many of our friends were sighted in their fantastic costumes and make-up, everyone dressed to impress for this wonderful event!

The main event of the night was a show on the second floor of the venue which would tell of the tale within the realm of the Labyrinth. This performance was ongoing in ten minute intervals throughout the evening. Wild acrobatics and amazing costumes, it was truly a buffet for the senses.

At the end of the last evening, when the events were closing, the last dance was danced, and the final story of the Labyrinth was told, everyone left very happy and very tired from all the festivities. The Labyrinth of Jereth was truly an event to experience and many are counting down the days and nights until the next year.

Full gallery here.

- Captain Wong Wei & Ms. Merci -

Friday, August 20, 2010

LACMA Muse's Fourteenth Annual Muse 'til Midnight Event

LACMA Muse invites you to its fourteenth annual Muse ‘til Midnight event for an evening of art, live music, food, and drinks to celebrate the museum’s two exhibitions, "Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins" and "Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape". This year’s event is particularly inspired by Manly Pursuits and will feature an atmosphere to match Eakins’ late nineteenth-century paintings. In this vein, Muse 'til Midnight will be presented in two acts:

Act 1: The Eakins Arena
8:15 to 10:30pm: LATCC
Sports and vaudeville collide in the Los Angeles Times Central Court!

After hours access to Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins and Catherine
Opie: Figure and Landscape
Live music by Dusty Rhodes and the River Band
Large scale video projections
Vaudeville performers, Opie-inspired photo stations, complimentary cocktails, and more!

Act 2: The Steampunk Saloon
10:00pm to 12:00am: LACMA West Penthouse
The fashion of yesterday meets the technology of tomorrow five floors up in the LACMA West Penthouse. Bust out your goggles and parasols to enjoy...

Live performance by The Unextraordinary Gentlemen
Steampunk inspired art, crafts, and fashion; featuring ensembles by Clockwork Couture
DJ spinning the finest in early-century vinyl with a modern twist
Moustache contest (homegrown and homemade), complimentary cocktails, and more!

Tickets are $25 for Muse members and $40 for the general public.

Tickets can be purchased at, at any of LACMA’s Welcome Centers, or by telephone at 323 857-6010. Advance purchase is recommended, as the event is expected to sell out quickly.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, August 9, 2010

Chrononaut on the Boardwalk

The salt breeze, the bright sun, the ladies and gentlemen in their whites, gay stripes and straw hats. The strong men, jugglers and arcades on the piers entertain folks from all around. From the cliff tops, ornithopters launch catching the updrafts and only occasionally crashing on the rocks below. Beach goers in their modest costumes enjoy the sun and the surf trusting in the submarine kraken patrols to keep them safe. Fortunately death rays work even underwater!

For the month of August Chrononaut's theme will be summer at the boardwalk. Professor Greyshade will spin light and amusing tunes, while vendors wheel and deal. As usual Obscure Discoveries will be there with many goodies on hand! And there will be other surprises including a rare cinematic treat.

August 13th, doors open at 8:00, and the event closes at 12:00. $5 at the door.

Queen Bee's
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA

- Captain Wong Wei -

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Junior League W.A.T.C.H. Mummy Scouting Outing

This Sunday on August 8th, Coyote and Ellie of the Junior League W.A.T.C.H. invites you on a fact finding mission at the California Science Center. There are rumors of the arrival of the worlds largest collection of mummies displayed in our fair city of Los Angeles. The W.A.T.C.H. has decided an investagation is in our and needs your help!

The expedition begins at 12:15pm, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles CA and will go into the exhibit at 1:15pm.

Parking in the Structure is $8

Tickets for Mummies of the World is $19.50 for adults, plus $2 to print the ticket at home.


We are planning on seeing exhibit BUT NOT the IMAX film.

Please RSVP by sending an email with your name and how many will be in your party to...

Remember this is a Steampunk League W.A.T.C.H event, so dress to impress, BUT PLEASE LEAVE YOUR LARGE GADGETS, BACKPACKS, RAY GUNS, & any other sort of oversized equipment at home. We are going to be guests of the California Science Center and should respect the venue. The W.A.T.C.H. did call ahead of time, and confirm that there are no dress codes, and we will be able to go into Museum in Steampunkery!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, July 12, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con International 2010

Another year has soon passed and the time has once again come upon us for one of San Diego's largest events, Comic-Con International. If you aren't familar with this convention it's about a week long event covering everything from the newest comic books to upcoming movies, tv shows, and video games. And as always your friendly three feathered captain will be there with camera in tow.

A special thank you goes to Ingred of the San Diego's Machina Fatalis for putting together a special steampunk related schedule for those in attendance. A couple of highlights include the steampunk gathering and group photo on the back steps as we're not able to have access to a panel room big enough for all of us this year and a special off site Chrononaut event and concert also on Saturday evening.

Also much like at Anime Expo, Mad Calamity Photos will be offering free mini steampunk photoshoots after the group photo at the steampunk gathering. So please get in contact with Mad Calamity Photos if you are interested.

Ogner Stump/The Slow Poisoner S04 (Small Press)
Chet Phillips Illustration/Steampunk Monkeys P13 (Small Press)
Paul Guinan/Boilerplate CC09 (Artists Alley)
Mysterious Galaxy #1119/1121/1123
Wondermark/TopatoCo #1231/1233
Phil & Kaja Foglio/Girl Genius #1331
Tor Books #2310
Entertainment Earth #2343
Dr. Grordbort/Weta Workshop #2615
Steam Crow/Monster Commute #4207
Rolling Thunder /Dave Dorman #4401/4500
Brute Force Studios #4919
Thing From Another World/CBLDF Fundraiser #5625/5626
Semantik Publishing - "The Heavens" comic due Fall '10 TBD
Dr. Steel's Army of Toy Soldiers MZ20 (Mezzanine Fan Tables)
Gaslight Gathering MZ10 (Mezzanine Fan Tables)

Steampunk Special Features:
Tor Books #2310 - Friday, July 23rd is Steampunk Day at the Tor Books booth. Stop by the booth to say hello and check out some of Tor’s steampunk offerings on display. While supplies last, we’ll be giving away an illustrated short story “The Life and Adventures of Young Sam Smiles by the Brotherly Order of the New Thought”. This short story ties into Felix Gilman’s The Half-made World, a forthcoming steampunk novel set in an alternate American West. At 2:00 PM we’ll be giving away copies of Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. For those of you who can’t make it out to San Diego this year, keep an eye on the @torbooks Twitter as we’ll have a couple of giveaways running that week.

Thing From Another World/CBLDF Fundraiser #5625/5626 Participating artists include Phil Foglio (Girl Genius) and Nick Percival (Legends: The Enchanted). Original sketches to be auctioned for charity, limited edition autograph cards available of each sketch from the artist or TFAW booth.

-Panels & Meetups-
The Clockwork Girl - 11:00am-12:00pm Room 9 Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) and Sean Covel and Doc Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite) talk about the feature film and show an exclusive featurette for The Clockwork Girl.

The Danger Element by Battle Jitni -12:00pm-12:30pm showing in Marriott Hall Room 2 as part of the SDCCI Independent Film Festival. See map in con guide for location.

Twisting Genres - 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 25ABC Fantastic fiction authors talk about pushing the envelope on genre, not confining it to one definition. Participants include China Miéville (Kraken), Justin Cronin (The Passage), Naomi Novik (Tongues of Serpents), Daryl Gregory (The Devil's Alphabet), Jeffrey J. Mariotte (Cold Black Hearts), Robert Masello (Blood And Ice), Keith Thompson (The Leviathan trilogy), and Scott Westerfeld (The Leviathantrilogy). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.

SFX presents The British Invasion -
5:00pm - 6:00pm Room 5AB Five top UK writers from the worlds of TV, comics, books, and movies discuss what makes modern British SF unique. Dan Abnett(Ultramarines), China Miéville (Perdido Street Station), Paul Cornell (Doctor Who), Kieron Gillen (Thor), Pat Mills (2000 AD), and Toby Whithouse (BBC's Being Human creator) talk to SFX magazine's Dave Bradley in this panel and Q&A session.

Thursday Offsite
Steam Powered Giraffe + Rumbledore 6:30pm - 11:00 pm
San Diego's original singing robot comedy act are joined by one-man-band Michael Reed of The Smart Brothers as they weave a laugh-out-loud colorful performance imbued with pantomime illusion and folk inspired songs. Opening for the robots are the local Harry Potter band Rumbledore,
which will be followed by a live art showdown by SPG members Jon Sprague and Christopher Bennett, as they race to paint portraits of lucky raffle winners.
There will be prizes to win via raffle, Steam Powered Giraffe merchandise for sale, and a tournament of the SPG Card Game. Doors open at 6:30 PM for The Card Game Tournament. If you are participating make sure to arrive on time!
at Queen Bee's, 3925 Ohio St, San Diego All Ages, $10 at the door.

The Official Aspen Comics Panel
- 12:00pm-1:00pm Room 32AB Creators Frank Mastromauro (Dellec), Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire), Vince Hernandez (Fathom: Kiani), Mark Roslan (Heroes), J.T. Krul (Mindfield), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), David Schwartz (Fathom: Blue Descent), David Wohl (Witchblade), Micah Gunnell (Shrugged), Alex Konat (Mindfield), Eric Battle (The Scourge), Beth Sotelo (Fathom), and surprise guests are on hand to unveil Aspen's all new properties for 2010 and beyond! See never-before-seen covers and art, hear firsthand from the creators their plans for exciting new properties, and ask them questions directly in a special Q&A session. All fans in attendance will receive an exclusive gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.

Top Shelf 2010
5:30pm-6:30 Room 9 The crew at Top Shelf Productions celebrate their most international year yet, discussing their hit "Swedish Invasion" initiative, the acclaimed graphic novelThe Playwright from British-Australian expats Eddie Campbell and Daren White, and their brand-new book of cutting-edge manga, Ax. And they'll show off exclusive sneak previews of upcoming books from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Jeffrey Brown (Incredible Change-Bots), Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), and so much more!

Steampunk Meetup - Saturday 12:00pm-3:00pm The official Steampunk at Comic Con meetup is back! This time no room can hold us all, so we will meet at the center terrace stairs, bayside exit from Ballroom 20. Wear your best for the group photo at 2:00 pm, parade through lobby at 3:00.

Spotlight on China Miéville 1:30pm-2:30pm Room 5AB Multi-award-winning author and Comic-Con special guest China Miéville talks about his books -- including The City & the City, Perdido Street Station and his most recent, Kraken -- in this special Spotlight panel.

Spotlight on Dave Dorman 2:00pm-3:00pm Room 8 Eisner Award-winning illustrator and Comic-Con special guest Dave Dorman is best known for his stunning depictions from the Star Wars universe. Dave talks about his paintings and his comics work, including the eagerly awaited sequel to his Steampunk graphic novel Rail -- continuing stories set in his creator-owned universe, The Wasted Lands.

Warehouse 13 and Eureka 3:30pm-5:00pm Room 6BCF Don't miss two of Syfy's biggest hit series in one exclusive event. Catch back-to-backWarehouse 13 and Eureka panels, featuring Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), and Jack Kenny (showrunner/executive producer) and Eureka's Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), James Callis (Grant), Jaime Paglia (co-creator/executive producer/writer), and Bruce Miller (executive producer/writer). Plus, Syfy brings back Cafe Diem at Hard Rock Hotel, featuring W13 themed items.

Disney Epic Mickey 4:30pm-5:30pm Room 9 Warren Spector (creative director, Junction Point -- Disney Interactive Studios) and Peter David (award-winning comics writer and author of upcoming Disney Epic Mickey comics) share their insights about bringing the world and characters of the Disney Epic Mickey video game to life in two media -- video games and comic books. Warren and Peter explore "Wasteland," a world of forgotten, retired and rejected creative efforts from the Disney archives, and discuss the joy and challenges associated with writing for Mickey Mouse and his "brother," Walt Disney's first cartoon star, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The panel includes discussion, gameplay demo featuring never-before-seen areas, concept art, previews of comic pages and Q&A.
ure Solider video game studio associate producer Adrian Lacey in a panel discussing the upcoming short film, as well as connections between the film and the game. Attendees will be treated to the world premiere debut of the film trailer, as well as a live demo of the upcoming video game.

War of the Worlds: Goliath 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 5AB War of the Worlds: Goliath is an animated, 95-minute, battle epic set in a Steampunk 1914 Earth that has rebuilt and rearmed following the failed Martian Invasion of 1900. Set for release in early 2011, War of the Worlds: Goliath features voices by Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes, and Adrian Paul, among others. Producer Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal), producer/director Joe Pearson (Roswell Conspiracies, Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys), producer/writer David Abramowitz (Highlander), and producer Leon Tan screen footage from the upcoming feature, discuss the production process, and hold a Q&A session.

The League of Temporal Adventurers Society Gala 8:00pm-2:00am

Wrap up your Comic Con Steampunk experience with the steampunk party of the year! Featuring
Voltaire, Unextraordinary Gentlemen,The Slow Poisoner, Veronique Chevalier, The Hoop Unit & The League of S.T.E.A.M. With guest DJ, Mr. Bodewell of Sepiachord and Professor Greyshade of Chrononaut.
at Queen Bee's, 3925 Ohio St, San Diego All Ages, beer & wine with ID
$18 in advance, $20 at the door (if available)
L. T. A. Gala

Spotlight on Ann and Jeff VanderMeer 10:30pm-11:30pm Room 8Dr. Lambshead, Steampunk, Weird Tales, Imaginary Animals, and You— Weird Tales editor and Hugo Award winnerAnn VanderMeer and her World Fantasy Award–winning husband, writer/editor Jeff VanderMeer, take you on a whirlwind exclusive inside look at a cornucopia of exciting new projects, from The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring work by Mike Mignola and Greg Broadmore, to the Steampunk Biblecoffeetable book, from the rejuvenated Weird Tales to the insanely entertaining Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals, featuring recipes for Wookiee and Cthulhu by Ace of Cake's Duff Goldman. With discussion, interrogation, arguments, and, er, Mongolian Death Worms. Nom nom.

-Offsite Events-
Steam Powered Giraffe + Rumbledore 6:30pm-11:00 pm
San Diego's original singing robot comedy act are joined by one-man-band Michael Reed of The Smart Brothers as they weave a laugh-out-loud colorful performance imbued with pantomime illusion and folk inspired songs.
Opening for the robots are the local Harry Potter band Rumbledore,
which will be followed by a live art showdown by SPG members Jon Sprague and Christopher Bennett, as they race to paint portraits of lucky raffle winners.
There will be prizes to win via Raffle, Steam Powered Giraffe merchandise for sale, and a tournament of the SPG Card Game. Doors open at 6:30 PM for The Card Game Tournament. If you are participating make sure to arrive on time!
at Queen Bee's, 3925 Ohio St, San Diego
All Ages, $10 at the door.

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The League of Temporal Adventurers Society Gala 8:00pm-2:00am
Wrap up your Comic Con Steampunk experience with the steampunk party of the year! Featuring
Voltaire, Unextraordinary Gentlemen,The Slow Poisoner, Veronique Chevalier, The Hoop Unit & The League of S.T.E.A.M. With guest DJ, Mr. Bodewell of Sepiachord and Professor Greyshade of Chrononaut.
at Queen Bee's, 3925 Ohio St, San Diego
All Ages, beer & wine with ID
$18 in advance, $20 at the door (if available)

- Captain Wong Wei -

The 13th Annual Labyrinth of Jareth

As some of you may know the month of July is quite a busy month for us at the society. Nipping at our heels is the 13th Annual Labyrinth of Jareth. Court will be held within the glorious Los Angeles Park Plaza on July 16th and 17th. The Labyrinth of Jareth is a masquerade ball based upon venetian history, celtic faerie, and goblin lore. Amazing artists, costumers, and special effects crews near and far attend the celebration and bring the night alive each year as creatures of legend and fantasy roam the hollowed halls of the labyrinth. The wonderful artists of Sypher Studios work tirelessly each year to bring to us an evening to remember. Mad Calamity Photos and the Manticore Society shall be in attendance this year chronicling the events of the evening.

On Thursday the Darius Exposition a free opening event for attendees of the Labyrinth Masquerade will be held at the Edison downtown. Whilst the Goblin Clockworks prepare to whirl and turn, Sir Darius calls together some of the most innovative entertainers, inventors, and creative minds to host a singular night of intrigue and invention. Before the Labyrinth Masquerade opens its doors. This special engagement is 21+ only.

The Darius Exposition
July 15th, 2010
8:30pm - 12am
The Edison
108 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA

On Friday night at the masquerade the Goblin Clockworks will be in effect. The first part of the Labyrinth of Jareth storyline and a complete night of goblin ingenuity and artistry will take place within the Royal Court. Saturday is the masquerade and the second part of the labyrinth storyline which is one of the few classical events which welcomes all those dreamed of an extravagant night of dance and revelry.

- List of those Performing at the Masquerade -

Brother - An Aborigine-Celtic influenced band bringing an unique, creative, and primal experience by drawing upon energy from the dreamtime.

Stellamara - The musicians of Stellamara express profound devotion and passion for the great muse, the Star of the Sea.

Blessed Le Strange - Among the creatures de mort of Los Angeles, Blessed Le Strange is a unique electro-folk, industrial rock takes you into their world of Voodoo styled Cabaret.

Sylphirance - Sylphirance is the alliance of dancers, sculptors, composers, actors, dreamers and builders who create Sypher's Elaborate Court each year.

Tresk - Ambient and orchestral music for the court dreamers, the halls echo with a symphony crafted specifically for the invocation of the court.

The League of S.T.E.A.M. - Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management or the League of S.T.E.A.M. is an organization comprised of Inventors, Scientists, Adventurers, Craftsmen, Monster and Creature Hunters, and Paranormal Researchers!

Augustus Saunders - Brings us before the Cannons of Dusk and the Gates of Night in the realms of the Queen of Midnight Graces.

Wandering Marionettes - The city has a shadow. Not an underside, an Otherside. crisscrossed by phantom alleyways that twist between the no-longer, the never-ever and the farthest reaches of your imaginings. The dwellers here are myths and legends, in such a place do marionettes come to wander...

Stilt Circus - The jubilant heights of fae majesty.

The Goblin DJ - Dance to the genre mixed, chaotic antics of the Goblin DJ.

Nouveau Cabaret - Enjoy the colorful dance and tribal drums of Sabrina's Nouveau Cabaret.

...and more to be announced! Hope to see you there!

- Captain Wong Wei -