PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire Present
The Edwardian World’s Faire & 19th Annual Edwardian Ball

Friday, January 25th & Saturday, 26th 2019 • 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. • All Ages!

Regency Ballroom • 1300 Van Ness Avenue • San Francisco, CA 94109

PARADOX Media & Vau de Vire proudly present The Edwardian World’s Faire & The 19th Annual Edwardian Ball. Born in the darkened hallows of a San Francisco nightclub, this multi-night, multi-city, multimedia extravaganza has grown over the past nineteen years into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, now presenting a uniquely wonderful Edwardian world with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, live music, riveting theatre, fashion, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, circus spectacular, technology new & old, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Set in a romanticized, gilded and gentile Neo-Victorian and Edwardian-era, a gothic and steampunk-tinged distant past intertwines with an elegantly imagined future.

Our theme for the 2019 season is “The Rose Pedal Garden”, featuring a playful, bicycle-powered wonderland set in an enchanted English garden, and featuring our story of the year, Edward Gorey’s cranked-up classic, The Epiplectic Bicycle.

Peruse the haunted grounds of the 1909 Masonic Ballroom. Shop and delight in the artisan crafts of the Vendor Bazaar. Capture a moment of history in the portrait booth. Sip a locally-distilled absinthe cocktail, and dance the night away. Lose yourself in the Museum of Wonders, located in the opulent Regency Lodge, an “Edwardian Odditorium” filled with curiosities, natural wonders, sideshow performers, fortune telling, tarot reading, live painting, and many more surprises waiting in the shadows of velvety corners.




Photo: Marco Sanchez

The Edwardian World’s Faire
Doors: 8:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM)
$25 – $175 • All Ages

Opening night of the two-night celebration unfolds with the renowned Edwardian World’s Faire. General Admission includes access to the Grand Ballroom, Vendor Bazaar, Museum of Wonders, and all performances. New, improved hot food menu, full bar & absinthe bar for 21+. Limited, non-reservable seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Edwardian World’s Faire where historic and novel characters intermingle.  Enjoy live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, and character play. True-life adventures blend with fantastical lands. Live the excitement of the age of exploration, reimagined through the lens of today and beyond. This year’s theme is “The Rose Pedal Garden”, featuring a bicycle-powered garden of playful wonders, and featuring Gorey’s cranked-up classic, “The Epiplectic Bicycle,” where characters, tricks, and games of chance weave a backdrop to steam-powered creations and chance encounters. Revel in a modern day Belle Époque where cultures meet, blend, dance, and collide. A worldly adventure ahead of Saturday night’s Ball, the World’s Faire presents a once-in-this-lifetime adventure!

Get thy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1782720

Prices increase as event draws near.

Photo: Marco Sanchez

The 19th Annual Edwardian Ball
Doors: 8:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM)
$75 – $250 • All Ages

Edward Gorey’s art and sensibilities come alive on Saturday evening which is entirely devoted to the macabre work of the writer and illustrator and the Edwardian era (1901-1910). A bona fide institution, The Edwardian Ball is presented by co-hosts Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. Ballroom dancing leads way to stunning performances both on and offstage in a collage of fashion, theatre, music, circus performance, and dance and pure decadence.

General admission includes access to our Grand Ballroom, Vendor Bazaar, Museum of Wonders, and all performances. New, improved hot food menu, full bar & absinthe bar for 21+. Limited, non-reservable seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Impossible to describe, but absolutely delightful to experience The Edwardian Ball!

Get thy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1782722  

Two-Day tickets (includes the famous Edwardian World’s Faire on Friday, January 25th)

Prices increase as event draws near.

Photo: Marco Sanchez

Edwardian Ball Vendor Bazaar – Daytime Shopping

Doors: 12:00 PM (ends at 5:00 PM)
$5 • All Ages

Welcome to The Edwardian Ball Vendor Bazaar, which for over 11 years has painstakingly and lovingly presented over 50 carefully curated, artisan vendors. Enjoy unfettered access to their creative delights – including fashion, haberdashery, accessories, oddities, and more – without the delightful hubbub of the nighttime events. If you’re looking for vintage fashion, ballroom formal, vaudeville theatrical, circus, gothic, retro, elegant, Victorian, Edwardian, romantic, gilded and gentile or mystical and nonsensical, if bizarrely beautiful is what you seek, you’ll find it within the Vendor Bazaar. Fitting rooms available plus a full bar for 21+. All ages welcome, admission just $5 or free with any VIP ticket purchase.

Get thy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1586785

Edwardian Ball Afternoon Tea in the Museum of Wonders
Doors: 1:30 PM Show: 2:00 PM (ends at 4:00 PM)
$50 • All Ages

Please join The Edwardian Ball for the return of our Afternoon Tea in our famed Museum of Wonders in the famed The Regency Lodge. Enjoy featured presentations over tea and edible delights, plus pop up performances and vignettes. Browse the museum art & installations in the tranquility of Saturday afternoon. Plus the Tea ticket includes free admission to the Vendor Bazaar Daytime Shopping (12-5:00 PM), before and after the tea party.

Get thy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1784560

For more info on the Edwardian ball go to:  www.edwardianball.com