The event will feature the the final Edwardian Ball performances of Rosin Coven, the dark cabaret music ensemble that launched the first Edwardian Ball in 2000. It’s scheduled for Feb. 3-4, 2023 at the Regency Center in San Francisco.
The event returned to San Francisco’s Regency Center after a year off due to Covid-19
Hundreds of costumed revelers turned out April 1 and 2 for music, art, circus acts, and more. The Ball serves as a tribute to writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, and each night culminated with a stage adaptation of Gorey’s The Wuggly Ump.
The event, combining elements of a neo-vintage music festival, art exhibition, and masquerade party, takes place on Friday and Saturday night. It’s a major happening on the Bay Area steampunk calendar.
The event was postponed from its original dates in February due to the Covid-19/Omicron outbreak. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates. Proof of vaccination, including booster shots, will be required for entry.
“While we had high hopes we would come together in just a few weeks to create a grand Edwardian Revival, now unfortunately is not the moment when we can safely and joyfully do so,” the organizers said.
After a year off due to you-know-what, the Edwardian Ball will return Feb. 4 and 5 to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. This will be the 21st edition of the gathering, which has become a major event on the Bay Area steampunk calendar.
The Edwardian Ball celebrates 20 years of frolic inspired by Edward Gorey’s nonsensical tales
San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom became a neo-vintage wonderland as the Edwardian Ball celebrated its 20th anniversary with music, art, and other madcap revelry. It capped a weekend that also included Friday’s Edwardian World’s Faire.
The whimsical arts and entertainment fest inspired by Edward Gorey returns to SF
Once again, steampunk fans and other revelers will step into a neo-vintage fantasy world as the Edwardian Ball celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.
A report and photos from San Francisco’s Edwardian World’s Faire and Edwardian Ball
Hundreds of revelers packed San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom for the Edwardian World’s Faire and Edwardian Ball, events that combined elements of a circus, music festival, art exhibition, and masquerade party, all with a quirky neo-vintage twist.
Writer and illustrator Edward Gorey inspired this whimsical arts and entertainment event
San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom will be transformed into an eccentric, steam-driven fantasyland as the Edwardian World’s Faire and Ball take place Jan. 25-26. The producers then head south for the Los Angeles Edwardian Ball in Hollywood.