The Rag About Town Newsbrief from The Elegant Harlot!
- THE RAG ABOUT TOWN:
HRM Steampunk Symposium <http://www.hrmsteam.com/index.html> aboard the
It happened January 13-14, 2012 aboard the Queen Mary. Lady Mari was
officiating at her Fan Table hawking information about the upcoming
Costume Walkabout in April 2012 and Gaslight Gathering
<http://www.gaslightgathering.org/> Steampunk Convention in May 2012.
First off The Queen Mary is awesome! I was astounded by the size
and massiveness! Not to mention how long it took to walk from one end
to the other. Speaking of which I was happily manning my fan
table which just happened to be right in front of the Dealers Room.
FANTASTIC!!! The room itself was magnificent! The quality of the
vendors legendary! So many wonderful goodies, steampunk novelties
and accessories, etc., etc., and etc.!!!
Also representing at this event was SteamCon
<http://www.steamcon.org/concrete5/index.php> (based out of Seattle,
WA), CombatCon <http://thecombatcon.com/> (Las Vegas, NV), and Steam
Federation <http://steam-federation.com/> (San Francisco, Bay Area).
Now let's talk costumes!!!! Unfortunately, I am still learning just
how DUM my SMARTPHONE is! I try to contain my stupidity about higher
technology, but suffice it to say that if this phone didn't cost so
much, I would have beaten it to a pulp right after this event!!! What I
remember . . . BEAUTIFUL, CREATIVE, IMAGINATION GALORE! Hopefully,
there will be photos on their website. I can't really vouch for the
activities at this convention as I was only there on Saturday and pretty
much stayed at the Fan Table (great for people-watching!). But, I HAD A
GOOD TIME! Next year . . . be there!
OTHER GREAT NEWS!!!!!!
THE SAN DIEGO COSTUME GUILD has a new look!!!! (Even the underpinnings
are tight!). You MUST check it out!!!! www.sandiegocostumeguild.com
Look for Your Bodacious Queen in a Corset and The Elegant Harlot
Boutique at the following events:
02/04/12 Edwardian Ball <http://edwardianball.com/> Los
Angeles Lady Mari attending Not yet confirmed
EDWARDIAN BALL RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT A NEW LOCATION -
THE BELASCO THEATRE.
02/18/12 Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition
<http://www.bellydanceroftheuniverse.com/> (catchy huh?). Long Beach,
California Lady Mari will be attending (Saturday) NOT YET
03/02/12 thru 03/04/12 Condor Con
<http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html> San Diego
Lady Mari AND The Elegant Harlot Boutique along with The
03/09/12 through 03/11/12 Puttin' on the Glitz, Las Vegas, NV
(Red Hat Event) - Lady Mari and The Elegant Harlot Boutique
CONFIRMED CANCELLED SHOW IS STILL ON, LADY MARI WILL NOT BE
03/16-18/12 Anime Conji 2012 <http://www.animeconji.org/2012/>
San Diego's Anime Convention Town & Country Hotel, San
Diego, CA Lady Mari attending (only Saturday)
03/24/12 Victorian Tea at the Fairplex, Los Angeles (Red Hat
Event) Lady Mari Attending (Teacher Alyce my reservation is
on its way) NOT YET CONFIRMED
04/07/12 Titanic Ball San Diego Lady Mari Attending
(further info TBA)
04/14/12 Titanic Costume Walkabout
<http://www.costumewalkabout.com/> , Del Mar Antiques Show, Del Mar
Fairgrounds Lady Mari, Coordinator CONFIRMED (further info
04/21/12 TITANIC TEA Escondido, CA TBA
04/28/12 RED HAT ANNIVERSARY! Don't know what I'll be
doin', but I will be celebrating more than 10 years of Red Hat
05/11/12 through 05/13/12 (Mother's Day Weekend) Gaslight
Gathering <http://www.gaslightgathering.org/> San Diego
Lady Mari AND The Elegant Harlot Boutique along with the
$1-a-Minute-Masseur NOT YET CONFIRMED
06/09-10/12 Myth Masque 2012 <http://mythmasque.com/welcome.html>
An "all grown up" costume event similar to Labyrinth of
Jared Lady Mari attending NOT YET CONFIRMED
07/12/12 through 07/15/12 COMICCON <http://comic-con.org/>
San Diego!!!! Lady Mari and a cast of characters CONFIRMED!
07/25/12 through 07/29/12 Las Vegas Doll Convention
<http://www.ifdconline.com/> Lady Mari attending NOT YET
08/02/12 through 08/05/12 Costume College
<http://costumecollege.org/> Los Angeles Lady Mari and The
Elegant Harlot Boutique NOT YET CONFIRMED
09/6-9/2012 Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive
<http://www.bellydanceintensive.com/> Las Vegas, NV Lady
Mari Attending NOT YET CONFIRMED
Tri-State "T" (Red Hat Convention) Laughlin, Nevada
Don't forget to visit my Costume Walkabout
<http://www.costumewalkabout.com/> website! See what happens when me
and my fellow walkers get "all dressed up" and the places we
go!!! Love to have you walk with us!
Yes, I am also on Facebook, visit me there, but don't forget - the best
way to get in touch with this Bodacious Queen will always be my own
ladymari@... <mailto:ladymari@...> !
And remember: This Little Queen is an excellent spokesperson/model
(wonderful at chatting up Red Hat Adventures and Circus Memorabilia), MC
AND I am regurgitating (sorry revamping) my Aerial Exotica trapeze act
and my unique [oh let's just say it! exotic dance performance).
Know of any events where I might "strut my stuff?" Let's
"If getting older means I will have bags, they may as well match my
favorite dress, shoes, and hat!"
The Lady Mari
Your Bodacious Queen in a Corset
and Owner of The Elegant Harlot Boutique
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