Huge faerie convention with a Good faeries Ball, a Bad faeries Ball, and Aubergine Belly dance portrays the Aubergine Faeries at 2pm Saturday and Sunday. Sunday the Auberjunior Faeries join us in the show!
Nina Amaya will lead a Children's movement class at 11am Sunday in the Children's area.
Maryland Ballroom – Upstairs
Friday November 8th
3:30 – 4:30 Concert: Jessica Star4:45 – 5:30 Event: “Everybody Drum” Circle
Saturday November 9th
12:00 – 12:45 Green Man Procession + Panel Discussion
1:00 – 2:00 Event: Fashion Show
2:00 – 3:00 Performance: Aubergine Faeries
3:00 – 4:00 Concert: Charles and MaryAnn
Sunday November 10th
12:00 – 12:45 Costume Contest – Kids
1:00 – 1:45 Event: Costume Contest – Adults
2:00 – 2:45 Performance: Aubergine Faeries
3:30 – 4:30 Concert: Woodland Acoustic
4:30 – Close: Event: “Everybody Drum” Circle
SPECIAL GUESTS: International best sellers author Charles de Lint and illustrator Charles Vess return together to FaerieCon! “Charles & and Charles” were our first Guests of Honor in Baltimore and now return to celebrate with us. These gifted artists will be sharing their latest projects, including their acclaimed new book, “The Cats of Tanglewood Forest.” Charles de Lint and his wife MaryAnne will attend all three days and Charles Vess will be with us on Sunday only to join in the programming and signings.
TWO PREMIER MUSIC PERFORMANCES:
MARTINE KRAFT - For the first time in the US, internationally acclaimed Norwegian artist and composer, Martine Kraft and her band will take the stage at the Good Faeries Masquerade Ball. Martine combines her traditional nordic sounds with raw power, powerful performance and haunting, dreamlike soundscapes. As well as being a virtuoso on the Nordic hardingfiddle, she is a talented composer with a unique voice and who been showcased on stages throughout Europe with her own material for over a decade.
Watch the FaerieCon Trailer featuring Martine now!
NIYAZ - After delivering a show stopping performance at Faerieworlds Harvest last summer, FaerieCon East attendees are in for a real treat as Niyaz makes their premier appearance at the Bad Faeries Masquerade Ball! Mixing ancient tradition with modern sensibilities, Niyaz creates an ecstatic dance – trance experience that will change you, challenge you, and take you to new vistas of spirit-filled music. At the center of this band is the internationally acclaimed singer, Azam Ali, whose vocal instrument is often cited as comparable to Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance fame. Ali, who co-founded the influential world music band Vas in 1995, is a singer described as “a gentle powerhouse”, “silky,”and “consistently striking.” Together with programmer Carmen Rizzo, and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian, Niyaz creates a 21st century global trance / dance experience.
TWO FAERIECON FAVORITES RETURN TO THE MASQUERADE BALLS:
WOODLAND: Emilio & Kelly Miller-Lopez’s band, Woodland returns to FaerieCon for the first time since 2010 with an all-star lineup, a new album and live set, and potent new arrangements of their classic Woodland songs.
ADAM HURST PROJECT: The master of the “Ghost Cello” returns with an exciting new vision of his entrancing music, Now backed by a cast of musicians including a new tribal rhythm section, Adam Hurst’s music will soar to new romantic and haunting heights.