Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium and Masquerade Ball
Within the luxury of an amazing venue, Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium and Masquerade Ball will have Steampunk aficionados feeling more than transported while strolling the decks The Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California. Built by the Cunard Line in the early 1930’s, our lady maintains the grandeur of a transatlantic ship of the line which is easily seen above and below deck. Its ballrooms are decorated with vast murals and polished walnut burl. Its original decking, engine rooms, bridge, radio rooms and other historical areas are dream photo opportunities. Its staterooms are a step back into the future as art deco meets modern amenities. Challenge your friends in the shuffleboard tournament, a bit of a scavenger hunt or a game of shuttlecock. Did we mention that she’s haunted? Feel free to tour the ship at www.queenmary.com.
Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium and Masquerade Ball. Yes, that is the whole name. What a mouthful! And what a phrase to live up to. The name was the easy part, the rest was just too damn much fun. We’ve been having a blast putting together the most immersive west coast Steampunk experience to date. Lectures, roving entertainment, a bit of whimsy and steamy cocktail or two make the environment inviting and when you add some very talented vendors, renowned Steampunk authors, games, roll playing and a midnight ghost tour…it’s just not something that you can miss!
Now let’s talk about some entertainment over and above the rest. Steam Powered Giraffe, 6 String Samurai, Jon Magnificent, Lee Presson and the Nails, Unwoman, Veronique Chevalier, Thee Bluebeard, Mr. Saturday and Sixpence, Professor DR Schreiber, Dino Staats, Alchemy Belly Dancing Troupe and more. Musicians, Pirates and Burlesque, Oh My! Comedy, Magic and Mayhem, Oh No! Something for everyone, no disappointed attendees here!
Original to Her Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium is our theatrical element. We have multiple opportunities for those aspiring actresses and actors to join our thematic roll-playing events. Assisting us in our thespian endeavors are; The Court of Steam (Featuring Queen Victoria herself), The League of Supremely Evil Revolutionaries (LOSERS), Mike Young (Improve Now and New England Interactive Literature), and Aaron Vanek (Interactive Live Game Designer and HP Lovecraft LA Film Festival Organizer). But this list is not complete as more events continue to be bid and reviewed. Opportunities can be convention-long, or of a simpler setting such as the Murder Mystery or Inventor’s Contest. Any event will hone your skills or tickle your funny bone, and most will test your deductive reasoning.
Come One, Come All! See and Be Seen! We’ve commandeered the entire vessel this January 13 – 16th, 2012, and are awaiting your reservation. Please visit our website for rooming, ticketing and further event information. www.hrmsteam.com. Don’t forget to “like” us on facebook to keep up with the latest news and additions. Any and all questions may be answered by firstname.lastname@example.org.