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SacAnime, Dickens Ball, FurCon and Edwardian Ball in the SF Bay Area in Jan.

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Here are four costume events in the SF Bay Area in Jan., which include an anime convention, a historical ball, an anthromorphic convention and a multi-media literary circus extravaganza.

SacAnime
Jan. 3-5
Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel
While not technically in the San Francisco area, this convention attracts Bay Area residents as it is not too far away. As is usual with anime conventions, costuming will be very creative, elaborate and fun. There will be a masquerade (skit) competition, costume parade (walk-on) contest, hall cosplay prizes, and cosplay gatherings.

A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reunion Ball)
Jan. 4, 6:45 p.m.
Alameda Elks Lodge
This Victorian costume ball celebrates the end of the Christmas season with vintage dance music by Bangers and Mash, intermission entertainment by the Peerless Music Hall, a sing-along Hallelujah Chorus, a special reading by Charles Dickens and appearances by Dickensian characters. Suggested costume is evening or day dress from 1837 through 1870. Modern evening dress is completely acceptable.

Further Confusion
Jan. 16-20
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose Marriott and San Jose Hilton
One of the world’s largest anthropomorphic (furry) conventions, FurCon will feature panels on fursuiting and costuming, a fursuit parade at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and a masquerade competition on Saturday evening.

Edwardian World’s Faire and Ball
Jan. 17-18
The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
The faire on Friday night and the ball on Saturday night are a whimsical wonderland of costuming. The Faire is a bit more casual with a Steampunk flavor as the evening presents Barbary-themed Midway games, bicycle-powered carnival rides, steam-powered machinery and circus sideshows. The ball has a more elegant, alternate turn-of-the-century feel with ballroom dancing, a fashion show and musical performances. The highlight of the evening is a theatrical presentation of Edward Gorey’s “The Curious Sofa” by Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. The Vendor Bazaar, which will offer costumes and accessories for sale, will be open each night and will also be open on Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Copyright 2014, Jean Martin.

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