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|Gasfitters' Ball: A Bohemian Artistes' Celebration.
|Sherlock Holmes theme Victorian dinner dance with live music.
|Info: Jerry or Kris Kegley at 818-893-1501|
|Nov 1, South Pasadena Women's club. |
|The Aviator's Ball, a
http://www.lahacal.org/aviator/ , tickets $25, can be bought on line.|
|November 8th, 2003, 8-midnight , Throop Church, Pasadena. |
|Free dance class at 7pm,|
|Formal, informal or adventurous attire of the period is encouraged
but not required. |
(Aviator or aviatrix clothing: flight helmets, scarves etc. particularly
|Social Daunce Irregulars
|Pasadena Scottish Rite Hall|
http://www.lahacal.org/sdi.html , tickets $25, may be purchased on line.|
|Winter Ball, November 22, 2003|
|Spring Ball, March 13, 2004|
|Summer Ball, |
|Winder Ball, November 27, 2004|
|To add to the ambiance, we suggest, but do not insist that our
patrons wear the formal attire or military uniforms (any nation) of the 19th
|The Lanterman Holliday Tea|
|A holiday tea for parents and
http://www.lahacal.org/1918/tea.html , tickets $25 for adults, $5 for
|Lanterman House in La
|Sunday, Dec 7, 2003 1-3pm|
|The Fools' Guild Carnival of Venice|
|New Year's Eve Ball. "Enter the enchanting Venetian World,
sprinkled with a bit of Brazilian Carnival and peppered to taste with New
Orleans Mardi Gras." $25 price includes dinner buffets, live commedia
show with DJ and dancing, midnight toast. Costume Parade. At
Griffith Park Camp.
|$25 , 7:30 , December 31, 2003 |
|Enter north into the part from Riverside/Crystal Sprigs. Enter
north into Griffin Park at the 3rd stop sign, turn right onto Griffith
Part Drive, Go 0.9 miles, turn left onto Camp Dr. Go to the top, park.|
|Victorian 12 Night Progressive Dinner|
|Progressive Dinner in the Heritage Square Historic District, Riverside.
Horse drawn carriages take guests to 3 vintage homes decorated in holiday
splendor. Delicious gourmet food, elegant but fun. Live music and carolers.
Victorian dress encouraged. Fundraiser for Old Riverside Foundation historic
Cocco: email@example.com or call
|Tickets $80 pp. for sale at Ana's Florist 1735 Spruce St. Ste. J,
|Fri. Jan 9, 7 pm & Sat. Jan 10, 6:30 & 7:30 pm 2004|
(Hollywood, CA) -- To raise money for the planned
Hollywood Motion Picture Museum, actress and memorabilia preservationist,
Debbie Reynolds, will sell more than 300 costumes and props from her
fabled collection in the largest Hollywood costume auction in more than 30
The public sale, could raise more than $2 million for the
proposed museum, will be conducted live in Beverly Hills and on eBay by
Julien Entertainment of Hollywood (
) It will contain items from several hundred Oscar-winning and notable
films including costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland,
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Julie Andrews, and James Cagney, and
props from “Gone With The Wind.”
The sale, “Selections from the Collection of the Debbie
Reynolds Hollywood Motion Picture Museum,” will be conducted at the Le
Meridien Hotel, 465 S
La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, California, Saturday,
December 6. Bidding also will be conducted online at
catalogs are available for $15 each; the online catalog is at
www.Autographs.com . Free digital
catalogs are also available by calling (800) 996-3977.
Reynolds will attend an auction preview, from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday,
December 5, at the Le Meridien Hotel.
"Lord of the Rings" themed
Angelinos received a great treat. Neiman Marcus store in Beverly
Hills (9700 Wilshire Blvd.) has been transformed into a "Lord of the
Rings" themed storefront, designed by Dan and Chris Hennah of 3foot6.
For different Lord of the Rings environments, Rohan, Rivendell, Gondor,
Hobbiton. Beautiful costumes, props and accessories.
Open November 24 - December 29, 2003.
|Lots of pictures of all 4 windows:
New Line Cinema celebrates the opening of the grand finale in THE LORD OF
THE KINGS trilogy: The Return of the King. Tolkein enthusiasts of all ages
will enjoy this afternoon featuring props and costumes used in the films,
special give-a-ways, and movie passes. Celebrity signings
|Saturday, Dec 6, 2003. 4pm , free|
|Reservations required: 24/7 voicemail at (310) 358-2512 to RSVP|
|116 Roberson Blvd, LA (south of Beverly)|
|November 28-30, 2003 - Thanksgiving weekend, |
|Held on the Saturday night of the convention.
|Burbank Hilton, right across from the Burbank airport|
|Local level of completion
|Runs on the division system|
|Normally standard ICG rules, but confirm, don't assume.|
Torcon 3 WorldCon Masquerade Video
The torcon 3 masquerade is here.DVD $35 US this is in book case with full
run order. VHS $25 US this is in the slp format as it is over 2hours
S & H $3.95 US packaging label and postage. All are shipped first class
or priority mail. Mail Check or Money order to C. D. Mami, 85 W.
McClellan Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039., Please make it payable to C. D. Mami
Comic Con, Las Vegas
This is the first time for this even and they are planning a major bash over
the Halloween weekend. A grand feature will be more than $40,000 in cash
and prizes will be awarded during the Halloween Masquerade Party, October 31, in
conjunction with the First Annual Las Vegas Comic-Con at the Mandalay Bay
Convention Center. There will be $5,000 in door prizes and opportunities to win
over $35,000 in cash and prizes in nine different costume categories at the
Halloween Masquerade Party.
http://www.lasvegascomiccon.com (events tab)
October The party will be open to the public (ages 18 and
older) not just Comic Con participants. Friday October 31, 2003 from
7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Admission is $20.00 per person, or $18.00 per person with a
Las Vegas Comic-Con pass. Cocktails and food will be available for purchase.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit - California Science Center
The exhibit "combines history, science and drama to uncover the stories
behind the grand but ill-fated ocean liner. Hundreds of authentic artifacts
including over 30 that have never been seen in public before, full-scale
dramatic environments and cutting-edge technology provide an unforgettable story
of the world's most famous passenger vessel." More accessories than
costume of course, but the context completes the costume.
|July 17-20, 2003, Annual|
|San Diego, CA|
|As their name states, this is an international comic convention.
Saturday's event is open to all costumes but comic oriented items do better.
|Note: write for their rules, their structure and format is different
than the 'ICG standard'.|
|There are a number of sponsored prizes most years.|
|Pre-register for the masquerade|
|Costume Con 22 Future Fashion Design contest deadline looms.|
|Deadline has been adjusted for Labor Day
weekend. New deadline is Tuesday, September 2, 2003|
|There are two sponsored categories, Rock 'n' Roll and Lord of the
Rings. There are multiple levels in both... so if you're no
designing for fun, design for a chance at the contest.|
|Check out out the main
Future Fashion Design
|News announcement list has been created for Future Fashion Design
contests and their fashion shows.
|August 1-3, 2003|
|Airtel Plaza hotel, Van Nuys CA |
|Costume Classes and dinner Gala - presale only but no limit on shopping|
|Free admission for the
|Many vendors, full list <here>|
Con Jose photo gallery up
FIDM - Movie Costume Exhibit
|The exhibit is closed, but check out their just released official web
Renaissance Faire Costume
'Tiss the season for ren-faire workshops as well. Here is a list of the
Southern California ones we know about. Send in more.
|contact store directly for classes, their schedule is not yet posted|
Call for Future Fashion items
Open call for clothing, jewelry, shoe and accessory designers for a fashion
show and charity auction. They are looking for "mix of cyber-erotica,
fetish and biomechanical sci-fi fashion". Read
full details here.
Museums of the
Arroyo Day, 2003
|"Five museums located along the Arroyo Seco celebrate by opening their
doors to the public free of charge on this special Sunday. Free shuttles
connect the five museums so that visitors can enjoy a day of exhibitions,
special events, crafts and family fun."|
|Sunday, May 18th, 2003 - 11am-5pm|
|The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, Lummis Home and Garden,
Pasadena Museum of History, Southwest Museum. Shuttle connects these
for the day.
FIDM - The Art of Motion Picture
costume Design - 2003 exhibit
|The FIDM Galleries in Los Angeles have an amazing display of this
last year's movie costumes|
|We've got a detailed write-up, check out our
special event page.|
|February 17 - May 3, 2003, 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. |
|Free to all|
for their website.|
University of Alaska Fairbanks on-line program/ Tara Maginnis
Old Riverside Foundation Victorian 12 Night Progressive Dinner
Ride a horse carriage to 3 different Victorian homes decorated for the
festive holiday. Includes appetizer, dinner & dessert. Live music while dining.
Fundraiser for Old Riverside Foundation Historic Preservation group.
|Info: e-mail Sheila Cocco
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909)
683-2725. $80 tickets at Ana's Florist, 1735 Spruce St., Riverside, (909)
682-5525. January 3-4, 2003|
|6:30 & 8:30 pm |
Victorian attire encouraged, but not requred.
Old Californa Living
|Music, kids activities, blacksmith etc.
The Jane Austen Evening
"The Jane Austen Evening is a mixture of live music, food, authentic dance,
historical discussion, gaming and tea." Tea at 3, dance class, dinner,
dance at 8. More info on the web site.
Riverside Dickens Festival
|A Victorian Weekend -- A street fair at the downtown Riverside mall celebrating the time of
Charles Dickens is being held February 8-9, 2003. There will be living
history presentations, vendors, food, much fun and many educational
|Mr Fezziwig's Ball: Saturday, February 9th.|
|Costume encourage, but not required. |
|Vendors will be in costume|
|Autry Museum presents
"an original exhibition which explores the history and adventure of Jews in
the American West from early exploration along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1820s
through decades of immigration ... [through] ... 1924." Documents,
artifacts, clothing and more.
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