Oct 082013
 

Gilded FestivalGreetings Ladies and Gents! We have been busily working our way into preparing for the first ever Gilded Festival, and as a result it is with great pleasure that we announce the first round of Programming Listings! There you shall find a great many a thing, including child-friendly panels, contests, how-tos, and special events! Please go here to take a peek at all the glorious things we have in store for you!

And speaking of special events, we are especially excited to announce two special events… within the grand event that is The Gilded Fest!

High Tea

Saturday, starting at 4:00 pm in the hotel restaurant.
In Britain, there is a tradition (dating from the mid-1800s) of serving a meal, around mid-afternoon, featuring light fare such as fruits, scones and pastries, sweets, and finger sandwiches and other savory foods. And, of course, tea! The idea of an afternoon tea, of “High Tea”, spread across high society and became a favorite pastime of ladies of leisure. Later, it spread beyond those highest echelons of society and became more accessible to other groups as well. As the Gilded Festival is a celebration of both the past and class, we present our version of this social tradition! Come and enjoy an hour of socializing on Saturday afternoon with other Festival attendees, and sample many delicious teas as well as light fare exquisitely prepared and served by the hotel! (IMPORTANT NOTE: Additional tickets must be purchased in advance for this event, at the cost of $25, and are available HERE.)

The Thanksgiving Orphans’ Dinner

Friday, starting at 6:00 pm in the hotel restaurant.
The Gilded Festival is being held over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, and we are all aware that some of you may not have been able to enjoy this holiday tradition with your family or loved ones. Or, perhaps you would simply prefer to enjoy this same holiday tradition with your friends and others who understand your rather… *ahem*… peculiar hobbies, such as dressing in outlandish outfits and going to geeky festivals! Well, for all of you, and for anyone who wishes to join us, we present our Thanksgiving Orphans’ Dinner! On Friday night, from 6pm to 8pm, for an additional fee, a full holiday meal featuring roasted turkey, roast beef, cornbread with sausage gravy, tossed salad, side dishes, and some delicious pie for desert will be served in the hotel restaurant! (A vegetarian option of grilled vegetables and pasta will be available upon request.) A dress code of “creatively formal” is preferred, but not required, and musical accompaniment will be provided by Dorian’s Parlor’s own house musician, The Wandering Cellist! So please, come and join us for an evening of great food, great music, and great conversation as part of your holiday weekend! (IMPORTANT NOTE: There is an additional ticket cost for this event, at a price of $50 for adults and $20 for children 6-12. Tickets must be purchased in advance HERE.)

Sep 192013
 

Make Some Noise!

Greetings fine Ladies and Gents! As we get closer and closer to Friday November 29th, we have more announcements for you all! So grab your spectacles and a cup of tea, because here they are!

Performers, Guests, Vendors
We are happy to announce that The Gilded Festival has added more Performers, Guests, and Vendors to our spectacular event! As we get ever so closer we will have even more to add to the already amazing list, so be sure to check back often!

Schedules
We are also happy to announce that the preliminary schedules for Friday and Saturday are now available for your perusal! They’re a little rough, but it’s a great start and a fine way for you to begin your planning on what sights and sounds you’ll wish to take in! And be sure to keep an eye out for more, because there shall be more!

Volunteers
Yes, we are indeed looking for them! If you would like the opportunity to be a part of The Gilded Festival, we would like direct you to the Volunteer Application Page.

Affiliate Seller Program
The Gilded Festival is offering you the chance to get in for FREE! That is if you think you can sell ten tickets to The Gilded Festival. Think you have what it takes? If so please visit the Affiliate Seller Program Page for details.

Tickets
We also would like to remind you that tickets for The Gilded Festival are still on sale. There are various choices, including children and family tickets, so please be sure to look over the options before you buy. You can visit our TicketLeap page to get your tickets now.

Hotel Rooms
Also, hotel room reservations for The Gilded Festival are still available! But be sure to book your room sooner than later, as we highly anticipate our entire block to fill up quickly! Hotel room prices start at $89.00 (USD/per night). You can visit our DoubleTree Hotel registration site to make your reservation now. Alternatively, you may also call the hotel to reserve your room. If so please be sure to tell them your are booking for the Gilded Festival, and the reservation code is SKE.

Sep 182013
 

While all of you fine Ladies and Gents patiently await for The Gilded Festival – the Retro-Future event of the year – might we recommend something to help you get into the spirit of things until then…

Hallowread – the book convention for authors and fans of the Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, and Horror genres – is hosting a Steampunk themed event! Interested in meeting Steampunk Authors? Then go and attend the Steampunk Author Tea at Hallowread on Friday October 25th at 7:00pm, at Tea on the Tiber in Ellicott Ciy, MD. Ask questions, enjoy readings from Steampunk works, partake of tea and scones, join in carousing and mischief! You must purchase your tickets in advance, which cost $15.00 and are on sale at hallowread.com.

Steampunk Author Tea at Hallowread

Sep 062013
 

Gilded Festival

Have you purchased your tickets for the Retro-Future event of the year – The Gilded Festival?

Advance sale prices offer amazing rates for the full two nights and one day of the event! That’s right, advance tickets are $20 for children, $25 for Teens and Students, $35 for adults, and a family ticket (2 Adults and 2 Non-adults) costs $65, saving you $45! But you only have until Sunday, September 15th to take advantage of these early discounts! After then, the prices go up! So take advantage of this fantastic discount for The Gilded Festival now!

Buy your advance tickets here: http://doriansparlor.ticketleap.com/gilded-festival/t/GildedFestival/

Aug 012013
 

Make Some Noise!

We are happy to announce that The Gilded Festival is now rolling out Performer and Guest announcements! We already have a grand lineup;

Performers…
Voltaire
Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer
CogHead
Divine Hand Ensemble
Psyche Corporation
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Guests…
Adam Smith a.k.a. Phineas Phlensing, Esq.
Countessa Lenora
Steampunk Boba Fett (John F. Strangeway)
Triell Freschi

…and we will be adding even more as we get closer to the big event!

We are equally happy to remind you that tickets for The Gilded Festival are on sale now! There are various choices, including children and family tickets, so please be sure to look over the options before you buy. You have until September 15th, 2013 to take advantage of the low ticket prices. After that date, ticket pricing goes up. You can visit our TicketLeap page to get your tickets now.

Also, hotel room reservations for The Gilded Festival are available as well! Hotel room prices start at $89.00 (USD/per night). You can visit our DoubleTree Hotel registration site to make your reservation now. Alternatively, you may also call the hotel to reserve your room. If so please be sure to tell them your are booking for the Gilded Festival, and the reservation code is SKE.

Jul 082013
 

Gilded FestivalLadies and Gentlemen,

We are happy to announce that you may now purchase your tickets for The Gilded Festival. There are various choices, including children and family tickets, so please be sure to look over the options before you buy. You have until September 15th, 2013 to take advantage of the low ticket prices. After that date, ticket pricing goes up. You can visit our TicketLeap page to get your tickets now.

We are equally happy to announce that you may also make your hotel room reservations for The Gilded Festival at this time. Hotel room prices start at $89.00 (USD/per night). You can visit our DoubleTree Hotel registration site to make your reservation now. Alternatively, you may also call the hotel to reserve your room. If so please be sure to tell them your are booking for the Gilded Festival, and the reservation code is SKE.

Apr 292013
 

Come one, come all, to the very first Gilded Festival, presented by Dorian’s Parlor!

What is The Gilded Festival, you ask? Why, it is Dorian’s writ large, writ open, and writ amazing! We are moving out of our urban locale and occupying a sister venue to our original, and we are doing more shows, more panels, more vendors, and more people!

We will be open to the entire family! So, please, do join us on our weekend of merriment, and watch this space for more details. We will announce performers, vendors, and other sundry delights over the next few weeks!

With great love and affection,

The staff of Dorian’s Parlor