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Edwardians: Time to gather and get Gorey

If you have time this weekend is the 12th annual Edwardian Ball in San Francisco–a grand opportunity for dressing up, dancing, shopping and celebrating the world and art of Edward Gorey. You can include a nod to that English King Edward as well. We have it on good authority that there are still tickets left as of yesterday morning. Only the VIP tickets have sold out.

The official notice from the organizers is below:

Salutations Dear Edwardians!

Hard to believe we are already in the new year, and just three weeks from this year’s Gorey-filled festivities! Please see below for complete information about our SF and LA events, including all of the info we left out of our last “complete” email update! And of course, there will be more updates, news, and “just-added!” announcements as we draw closer.

Info and tickets at, and all questions and comments welcome at And if you have a moment, please “Like” our new Edwardian Ball Facebook page, with daily updates, news, and special offers.

See below for details, tickets, and links for all of our 2012 events, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Thur 1/19/12 – Hubba Hubba Revue Wild West Burlesque, DNA Lounge
Fri 1/20/12 – The Edwardian World’s Faire, 8pm-2am, Regency Ballroom
Sat 1/21/12 – Vendor Bazaar Shopping, 12-5pm FREE, Sutter Room
Sat 1/21/12 – Afternoon Tea with Professor Elemental, 3-5pm, Regency Lodge
Sat 1/21/12 – The 12th Annual Edwardian Ball, 8pm-2am, Regency Ballroom

Win free tickets to the Edwardian Ball

And the winner was the invisible man and woman but we do need someone to take these tickets off our hands so if your calendar isn’t filled up, take the time to send us an email before 5 a.m. Saturday morning and we’ll have a drawing and announce the winner before noon on Saturday. Is your life dreary? Black and bleak and weary. You know what is the cure? A night out of the ordinary.

The Edwardian Ball began as an ordinary day, perhaps too ordinary. By chance, a couple happened to wander among the musty shelves of a second-hand bookstore in Seattle. Their eyes happened upon a lime green tome. Some say they were guided by unknown forces for these were no ordinary Katz. They happened to be members of a pagan lounge, a coven.

On a dark deserted night someone suggested a night celebrating the illustrator of that peculiar book with bats and potions. And thus the tradition was born in San Francisco 11 years ago.

In time, the coven invited another group, Vau de Vire to join them as co-hosts in this mad night of costumes and historical hysteria in San Francisco. Now they’ve brought the madness to Los Angeles for a second time.

You can join these couples and many more at the Music Box. Send us an email and we’ll put you in a drawing for the tickets. Otherwise, the tickets will be returned to the box office.

Win Tickets to the 2nd Los Angeles Edwardian Ball

Want to win a pair of tickets to the second Los Angeles Edwardian Ball? You can email your answers to our gmail account: The email must have the heading “Edwardian Ball Contest.” The questions must be answered in order. The email must be received by PCT (because we are in Los Angeles) 11:59 p.m. Thursday night. We will not be accepting any responses before Thursday noon. You can enter only once per every two hours.

We will only be looking at the emails by factors of 13 (1, 13) and then multiples of 13 ( 26, 39, 52, etc.) up to 13 squared. From those emails, only the ones with all correct answers will be put into a drawing. The winner of the drawing will be announced Friday morning. Tickets can be picked up at will call on the night of the ball (Saturday, 5 March 2011).

The contest is only for tickets to the event. It does not include parking or transportation to the event from your home or work. It doesn’t include clothes to the ball or any swag at the event.


  1. What is the full name of the person for whom the ball is named?
  2. What word does Lady Gaga use to describe the division of cells in her “Born This Way” video?
  3. There was a queen before Edward and even now, the UK currently has a queen, but who is the queen of the “Dancing with the Stars” cast for season 12 and what is she queen of?
  4. Who is in the pink with a doctor in season 12 of DWTS?
  5. Who is hooked on Disney in season 12 of DWTS?
  6. This DWTS person doesn’t need to be on the reality show “Survivor.”
  7. What age are we living in according to Edwardian Ball founder Justin Katz?
  8. What kind of rose will you find at the Los Angeles Edwardian Ball?
  9. Who ate “your daughter”?
  10. What is a possible dangerous cure for the Disney Princess propaganda?
  11. The Music Box is located at 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.  For more information on the venue please call 323-464-0808 or visit  Doors open and show begins at 8:00pm, and all ages are welcome (minors must be accompanied by an adult 21+ with valid ID).  General admission tickets are $28-$35 in advance, and a very limited amount of VIP Booths ($450) and VIP Balcony Couches ($500) are available for parties of up to 8.  VIP packages include best/reserved seating, table service, and complimentary absinthe cocktails.  For more information and online tickets, please visit

    In the case of no one getting all the answers, the person with the most correct answers will win. If no one gets any of the answer correct, the tickets revert to the box office.