Under my pen name, Phoebe Darqueling, I am an Editor and reporter for Steampunk Journal, the world's most popular Steampunk web magazine. We don't get paid for our efforts, but I was recently offered an opportunity to report on the Edwardian Ball, a multi-city charity event happening for the first time in New Orleans on March 25.
I am desperate to go and report on the event for Steampunk Journal, but I can't afford to get there without you! With your pledges, I can bring you the story early, plus extra content from my time in the Big Easy.
As luck would have it, I am also writing a series of books that take place in New Orleans, and this opportunity would also give me a chance to dive deeper into the history and architecture of this amazing city. So, in addition to getting the Steampunk Journal story before it is posted, you can also get bonus content for those who want to dive deeper.
Photos courtesy of The Edwardian Ball, LA
About the Edwardian Ball - From EdwardianBall.com
Nigh impossible to describe, but absolutely delightful to experience. The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey.
Set in a re-imagined “Edwardian Era,” this multi-city, multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past seventeen years from an underground club party into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
Attendees traveling from across the nation and from all corners of the globe flock to this West Coast celebration for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs and dancing, fine art installations, an award-winning vendor bazaar, mystical and nonsensical oddities, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, parlour games, alluring sideshows, and much more. All ages are welcome and appropriate in this darkly humorous and elegant setting, where literary aficionados rub elbows with chimney sweeps, where the sensual meets the bizarre, where historically accurate Edwardian re-creationists waltz through the steam-powered tea garden… where the only guiding rule is that you join in on the fun!
JUST ADDED - BE MY GUEST
Pledge $50 and come to the Ball as my assistant!
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Phoebe Darqueling is the pen name of a story-telling vagabond who can be found blogging at Steampunk Journal, coordinating at the Collaborative Writing Challenge, and posting excerpts and drabbles. She quit working in the real world a few years ago after a "quarter life crisis," but writing and making art is helping her make a full recovery. Come on over to her author page to find out more about her and her life in fiction.