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RT 2008 Fairy Court Seating…

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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Blatantly stolen from Eve Vaughn’s blog.

Anybody else notice that Kathryn (sp?) Falk’s reception was noticeably muted?

Just sayin.

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  • *tee hee* I’m just so glad I didn’t fall on my face.

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  • I really don’t get the whole thing. But that’s just me.

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  • I’m with you, Emily. I’ve never read an explanation of this event. (Maybe everybody in the romance community assumes we all know what it’s about.) What’s with the costumes? Where do people get them? What’s with the “Court”? How does someone get on or in the Court? And what happens during the “Ball” part?

    I’m just befuddled, since I’ve never seen women dress and act this way outside of pageants. (Yeah, like I’m an expert on freakin’ pageants!)

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  • It’s just a party. A Fairy Ball is where you dressed up in the fantasy genre. The authors who paid for the party is the Fairy Court. There is a theme every year and this year is underwater. At a Vampire Ball, it’s for the paranormal genre where you get the blood and gore, more like Halloween.

    During a ball, we eat, we dance, we have a few drinks. Some of the attendees entered costume contests. The prizes are books by the authors/publishing house, depending on the sponsor. It’s a promotional thing.

    It’s a party.

    It’s just a party.

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  • Edit:

    This year’s theme is Under The Sea Faery Ball. I didn’t mean to imply that the ball was held underwater, heh.

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  • This year’s theme is Under The Sea Faery Ball. I didn’t mean to imply that the ball was held underwater, heh.

    Well, damn.

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  • Like Gennita said, it’s a themed party, nothing more. At RT, each night there’s a different party where people usually dress up per the theme. This year EC’s theme was Hollywood and a bunch of people dressed in glamorous gear, then there was the Fairy Ball where people dressed liked fairys or mermaids. Friday was the vampire ball and there was lots of black clothing and fangs. I missed the Saturday party, but I think it’s usually a rock n’ roll theme or at least it was the past couple years. I’d say about 2/3 of the attendees dress up and its all in good fun. Usually a costume contest for prizes is involved. There’s really nothing pageant like about it. It’s just people having a good time, dancing, and hanging out with friends. It’s kind of like being at a sci-fi conference where everyone dresses up all the time. 🙂

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