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Dorian's Parlor - Steampunk Party

Event Details

Dorian's Parlor - Steampunk Party

Time: September 10, 2011 at 8pm to September 11, 2011 at 1am
Location: Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel
Street: Avenue of the Arts
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA
Website or Map: http://www.doriansparlor.com
Event Type: monthly event
Organized By: Dorian's Parlor
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2011

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Event Description

Dorian’s Parlor is an unparalleled event that has been running monthly for over a year, during which time it has quickly become a household name for those who love Steampunk and all things neo-vintage. Throughout the past year Dorian’s Parlor has showcased a superlative roster of award winning and incredible performers, bands, artists and fashion designers. In the second year, it looks to surpass even itself and to constantly amaze you with new treats.

Steampunk is well established as a highly creative genre of science fiction set in an anachronistic Victorian society. The creativity and do-it-yourself attitude is what makes it stand out from many other genres, and makes so many people so passionate about it – anywhere you go these days, you are likely to see someone sporting a fantastic Steampunk creation. Dorian’s Parlor is a monthly convergence of Steampunk and neo-vintage enthusiasts in Philadelphia. The event offers a place for people interested in the genre to gather and share their experiences, as well as to enjoy local artists, bands and fashion designers.

Join us for the September iteration of this not-to-be-missed event, which will feature unmatched performances by Cello Mike playing his own brand of experimental instrumental rock, the ethereal Divine Hand Ensemble, which boasts a 8-piece orchestra and a theremin, and a fashion show by the Philly favorite MayFaire Moon Corsetry which will provide guests with a first-hand glimpse of the much raved about TARDIS corset. Dorian’s Parlor will also play host to the book release party for the highly anticipated In An Iron Cage: The Magic of Steampunk, a riveting collection of enchanting tales of Steampunk adventure.

And that's not all. Your MC for the evening is the famed Steampunk icon and author G.D. Falksen, who recently published the first novel of The Hellfire Chronicles titled Blood in the Skies. There will be a vintage style photo booth to capture your evening’s finery, dozens of one-of-a-kind vendors eager to help you enhance your Steampunk lifestyle, performers yet to be named, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and of course DJ Kiltboy, who is a household name in the Dark Alternative scenes, spinning song after song to keep you dancing the night away. All aspects of the event’s production — lighting, sound, stage design and production management — are provided by Philadelphia’s own CircuitSix, LLC (www.circuitsix.biz) as part of their ongoing sponsorship and patronage of Dorian's Parlor.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, September 10th, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres. We recommend buying advance tickets, as this event will be highly attended. Tickets are available at http://doriansparlor.ticketleap.com.

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