$636
pledged of $1,100pledged of $1,100 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 30 2015 8:00 AM UTC +00:00
$636
pledged of $1,100pledged of $1,100 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 30 2015 8:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Steampunk AND Horror

We are organizing an event that is already popular and rapidly growing in interest. Everyone we have spoken to loves the event because there is nothing like it in all of Southern California in December.This is A Dreadpunk Holiday.

The venue is a boutique gallery style setting, by pledging you guarantee your entrance to the fair.

  • Event date: Saturday December 19, 2015
  • Location: The Iron Room, 5080 Pico Blv, Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • Event Time: 10 am to 5 pm for general public / 9 am for Kickstarter Pledges (The time is incorrect in the Rewards & we are unable to change it.)

NOTE: Even if we don’t meet our Kickster goals, this event is happening!We'll put your name on the Will Call List just for pledging.

Q: "I just want two wrists bands, can I pledge $20 & get 2?"

A: Absolutely

About this project

  • Mystery Elephant Gift Game - Free Christmas Gifts such as gift certificates, art work & home décor
  • Guest Gallery Artists – Exclusive viewings by local favorite artists
  • The Haunted Loft
  • The Mysterious Healing World of Aromatherapy - 10 am
  • Unique & One-Of-A-Kind Shopping
  • Spooky Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Dark elf as well as other spooky characters will be available for free pictures.
  • Tarot Reading by Queen Maeve - 19 years’ experience at elite hotels and event
  • Tree Decorating - With an opportunity to win one.
  • Dreadpunk Welcome Bags by Horrific Homes and Gardens - For the first 20 guests
  • Flatiron Catering is providing food and beverages for purchases.

and more.

The holidays should indeed be for everyone, including for those who like it really different, so we have a new December Fair coming to town… offering a Steampunk, Dreadpunk and Pirate holiday experience.

We still live in a standardized world where everyone is pressured to conform to what is "normal", and the Christmas time is a moment when that is especially true… There are holiday parties and boutiques everywhere, but they are all about the repetitive glitter of silver, gold, white and mistletoe. That’s all great, for those who love it, but what if that is not really your kind of party?

We know that feeling and that is why we decided to have a very special and different December Fair… but one especially made for the communities of Dreadpunk, Steampunk, Gothic, Pirates and Horror of Southern California.

So… Do you want Steampunk ornaments for your Christmas Tree? What about octopus bowls for your morning oatmeal? Are you thinking about having some nice looking skull stockings to hang by the chimney? Or maybe you need a new home decore that will bring you joy year-round. We’re here for you.

This campaign is to ask all of you who dream of spooky holidays to be part of a brand new annual holiday fair and help us make A Dreadpunk Holiday one of the most popular new December fairs in the Los Angeles area. The funds that we raise will help us cover the expenses for fun activity supplies, having costume characters at the fair, wrapping free Christmas gifts, transporting everything to and from the event, cleaning up after the fair (yes, we’re dark but responsible), among other needs that we must cover to make this fair an annual tradition and not just a one year event.

We have an attractive offer of original rewards for the backers, but we must say that the rewards are just the beginning of what we will offer… the rest you will have to see for yourself at our fair… If you dare, that is!

Ebenezer Scrooge will be your creepy and somewhat charming host, welcoming you into the fair, where a diverse group of local artists and small businesses will come together for one spooky December Dreadpunk Fair.

Thank you and we hope to see Ebenezer Scrooge welcoming you at our fair!

Please share this campaign with your friends who may also want to have a Dreadpunk Holiday celebration.

FAQ

Q: "Can I wear a costume?"

A: We definitely encourage people to get into the spirit and wear their spookiest attire.

Q: "What kind of beverages are available?"

A: Water, soda, coffee & alcoholic drinks for those 21 & older. However, you MUST buy drink tickets on the Dreadpunk Holiday website or at the Horrific Homes & Gardens booth.

Q: "Will there be food available?"

A: Yes, Flatiron Catering will have food available for purchase

Q: "Are kids allowed?"

A: Yes, this is a family friendly event. Some parts may be scary for younger children though.

Q: "What kind of activities will be happening at the event?"

A: We are still adding more activities and things to see and do for the event. The best way to stay up to date is by clicking Going on our Facebook page or signing up for our newsletter.

Q: " What happens if you don't meet your Kickstarter goals?"

A: The event is happening rather the campaign is successful or not. The kickstarter campaign helps us cover expenses now so that we can ensure that we are bringing to you a fantastic event.

Risks and challenges

While we do not identify risks, we are prepared to deal with the following potential challenges:

The Weather. Since no one can predict what the weather will be like, instead of just relying on the hope of having good weather, we have organized a beautiful venue with a grand bay and natural lighting, so that, rain or shine, the Iron Room in any weather is the perfect place for a Dreadpunk Holiday.

Star Wars. This is opening weekend for a movie with very loyal fans. But the most loyal fans will be at the very first showing and on Friday. We already have over 200 Guests attending and we expect that number to grow as the event date gets closer.

Parking. Yes, Los Angeles County is one of the hardest places to find street parking but our location is in Mid-City, an area that is a mix of both homes and businesses. During the day, street parking is not nearly as difficult. The best parking is west and east of Pico blvd.

Shoppers. Our plan was designed to be appealing to a variety of visitors and shoppers. Our artists include Steampunk, Gothic, Horror, Piracy and artist work for those who just love a little whimsical fun in their home and lives.

Getting the word out. This is our biggest challenge. We’re not a big movie studio or a nationally recognized company. We’re a small business in Southern California that believes all artists and small businesses as well as those who love dark & spooky should have a December event for spooky celebrating. From the very beginning, this event was created to help small businesses and artists.

The Mystery Elephant Gift Game & Artists Gallery Viewing helps get the word out about artists who were not able to be vendors at the fair and encourages local dining, shopping & social gatherings at places such as cafes and museums. A Dreadpunk Holiday is all about supporting each other in every aspect. By sharing our Kickstarter Campaign, you can also help us to get the word out.

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    Pledge $6 or more About $6

    A keepsake event postcard mailed with our thanks and a little something special for the event. Please send us your mailing address so that we can send you your keepsake event postcard.

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    A keepsake skull wristband that gets you into the event for free (Will Call) & early access to the event (11 am)

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    A keepsake event postcard
    A Dreadpunk gift tag
    A keepsake skull wristband that gets you into the event for free & early access to the event (11 am)

    Note: Skull wristbands will not be available at the event.

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    • A keepsake event postcard mailed via USPS
    • Two Dreadpunk gift tags mailed via USPS
    • A small Thank You Gift Bag with seasonal candy & a reindeer skull ring (pick up at the event)
    • 3 keepsake skull wristband that gets you into the event for free & early access to the event (11 am)

    Note: Skull wristbands will not be available at the event.

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    • A keepsake event postcard mailed via USPS
    • Two Dreadpunk gift tags mailed via USPS
    • A Thank You Gift Bag with a Mystery Gift & a skull USB drive 1 GB (pick up at the event)
    • 4 keepsake skull wristband that gets you into the event for free & early access to the event (9 am).

    Note: Skull wristbands will not be available at the event.

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    • A keepsake event postcard mailed via USPS
    • Four Dreadpunk gift tags mailed via USPS
    • A Thank You Tote Bag with a Mystery Gift inside & other treasures (pick up at the event)
    • Hanging Skull Vase / Terrarium (pick up at the event)
    • 5 keepsake skull wristband that gets you into the event for free & early access to the event (9 am)

    Note: Skull wristbands will not be available at the event.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    If you pledge $250 You will receive a Silver Thank You Package. The package includes:
    • You are Prince or Princess of the Dreadpunk Holiday Fair with a crown and everything!
    • 5 keepsake skull wristbands for your very significant Prince / Princess and courtiers that gets you and your court courtiers into the event early (9 am)
    • 2 free drink tickets (soda / water...)
    • 1 34"x34" table located in front near the door with beautiful natural lighting.
    • Your business name or organization logo on the Dreadpunk Craft Fair website with our Thanks a link to the page/website of your choice
    • Your business name or organization logo on the Dreadpunk Craft Fair banner with our Thanks at the event outside
    • Social Media Thank You mentions, twice a week until 12/20/15, on various social media online channels

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    If you pledge $350 You will receive a Gold Thank You Package. The package includes:
    • You are Queen or King of the Dreadpunk Holiday Fair with a crown
    • 6 keepsake skull wristbands for your very significant Prince / Princess and courtiers that gets you and your court courtiers into the event early (9 am)
    • 4 free drink tickets
    • A Christmas Gift
    • Ebenezer Scrooge himself will crown you Queen or King of the Dreadpunk Holiday Fair with his personal and almost cheery holiday announcement of your coronation.
    • Your business name, organization link or character picture on the Dreadpunk Craft Fair website with our Thanks & a link to the page/website of your choice until October 2016
    • Your business, organization or character logo / link on A Dreadpunk Craft Fair banner at the event located outside with our Thanks
    • Social Media Thank You mentions, twice a week from 12/1/15 to 12/20/15 on various social media online channels
    • A Skeleton 4gb USB flash drive

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Funding period

- (38 days)