Drink, Dress in Drag, and Deduce Dastardly Deeds!

  • July 25, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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**RSVP's closed. Unless you've made prior arrangements, cancellations and no-shows will be marked as a no-show. Still want to join us? Come the after party, just know that you may be in the same bar, but in an adjoining room. Please, give us privacy in the back room until 10pm as well, we'll need it to finish the game.**

By Request - a murder mystery party where there are more female characters than males, so that the gents (or ladies!) can come in drag! (there are male characters too) Please note that ONLY the female characters in this specific murder mystery are mandatory. 

Don't want to dress in drag, want to check everyone else out in costume, or want to continue socializing until the wee hours? Sign up for the "after party"! 

Brief details: we're back in the back room at Yaggers' again, this time on a Friday night! In order to host on a weekend evening, I've had to assure the manager that we'll all keep the alcohol and/or drinks coming all evening - so please keep this in mind when signing up. There's also some yummy food available; feel free to purchase a meal when you arrive.

There's pay parking just across the street, and Granville Skytrain is just a few blocks away. If you want to carpool, post in the comments!  Yaggers ONLY takes Cash and Credit.

We start promptly at 6:45pm, and about 85% of folks show up in some costume or another. The winning costumes BTW are usually something the person made on the cheap at home... so no need to break the bank! RSVPs however are mandatory here, and I'll need confirmation from everyone I've yet to meet just prior to the event. No shows ruin the fun for everyone, so please only say you're coming if you can guarantee your attendance. Want to bring a friend? Have them sign up with Meetup and RSVP on their own - it makes it easier for me.

Other small details: this is a FANTASTIC way to meet new people, especially if you struggle to start conversations or feel intimidated in large groups. I'm happy to meet anyone prior to the event if need be to increase your comfort level. It's a small space and can get really loud very fast, so if you've got claustrophobia or are really sensitive to sound, this might not be the best event to attend. Only folks who have a character assigned are allowed to come (but all are welcome at the after party!) Need a specific costume piece? Post in the comments and someone will likely have something you can use. There are prizes for best costume, best drama queen, and for whomever guesses the murderer.

This event does cost me money, however I only want folks who can afford to pitch in to help. If you can, $5 (or whatever you feel is appropriate) is more than welcome, however far from necessary. 

Please pick your character from below, write in the comments which one you'd like, and email me at [masked] for a character sheet. Thanks!

Amanda America: Reigning Miss America *Teyem

Anna Alabama: Miss Alabama *Rachelle

Allison Alaska: Miss Alaska *Jennifer

Amy Arizona: Miss Arizona *Tricia

Candy California: Miss California *Melissa

Izzy Idaho: Miss Idaho *Bonny

Kailey Kentucky: Miss Kentucky *Tammy

Lizzie Louisiana: Miss Louisiana *Sukh

Mary Mississippi: Miss Mississippi *Eleni

Natasha New Jersey: Miss New Jersey *Judy

Natalie New Mexico: Miss New Mexico *Travis

Nina New York: Miss New York *Shauna

Tina Te-XXX-as: Miss Texas *Marcie ♥ 

Wendy Wisconsin: Miss Wisconsin *Winnie Wong

Patty Pageant: Pageant Coordinator *Kit

Julie Judge: Celebrity Judge *Monica

Jasmine Judge: Celebrity Judge *Carlos

Coach Cartier: Beauty Coach *Ian

Barbara Beauty: Beauty Coach *Sarah

Coach Connor: Beauty Coach *Matthew

Judge Joe: Celebrity Judge Jen

Judge Jake: Celebrity Judge *Bajan

Daddy Bigbucks: Oil Tycoon *Mauro

Guido Gunsmoke: Mob Boss *Matt

P.I. Pete: Private Investigator *Allan

Contestant A - Miss Korea *Ju Hee 

Contestant B - Miss Hawaii *Jewel

Contestant C - Mandy, Miss Maryland *Christy

Contestant D Josephine ..from the State of Emergency *Joseph

Contestant E - Dee, Miss Florida *Damaris

Contestant F - Ingrid, Miss South Carolina *Ingrid

Contestant G - Joan, Miss Nebraska *Jonathan

Contestant H - Joelle - Miss ?? - *Jeff Watts

Contestant I - Albina "A" - Miss ??

Contestant J - Jaime, Miss ??

Contestant K - Jeff Watts' Friend, Miss ??

T. Urtle: Eccentric, yet reclusive, trillionaire playboy with an odd fetish for animal shaped key chains. What is his interest with the contestants?  Do any of them sell animal shaped key chains?  Will he finally step out of his shell? *Tommy

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  • Jeff W.

    Lots of fun =)

    August 3

  • monica d.

    Thanks again to Bonny!!! Always sooooo much fun! Great photos. Have the group ones been posted? Also I think people want the recipe for the chocolate cake? Can't wait til September. And Natalie New Mexico WOW. I feel hairy next to you. You have to share with me your secret.

    1 · July 28

    • Bonny

      (His secret, like many a sexy babe, is the number of a great esthetician...)

      July 29

  • Marc

    WOW! Awesome photos!
    Thank-you for all the photos, keep'em coming!!

    2 · July 28

  • Marc

    If you have photos from this event, please post them so we may also enjoy those snapped memories of my murder! ~;0)

    July 27

  • Bonny

    Y'all are a riot! This was such an incredible amount of fun, and makes me want to do it again. Soon! I'll likely be traveling all August, so stay tuned for another shindig in September.

    5 · July 26

  • Rachelle

    Thank you Bonny for organizing another wonderful event. :)

    3 · July 26

    • Christy

      Murderous Anna Alabama!! I'm onto you. D:<

      1 · July 26

  • Shauna

    Last night was a riot! Thank you so much for organizing, Bonny! Apologies to those I spent most of the evening shouting at, I will think of you all with my sore throat today. :P

    1 · July 26

    • Shauna

      Honey, please. Whatever you got from Judge Joe would have killed you first. Stay classy! xo

      4 · July 26

    • Marc

      whaaahahahahahahah!

      July 26

  • Jennifer

    It was do much fun. Thanks for organizing, Bonny!!

    1 · July 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time. Pretty awesome. Cannot wait for the next one

    2 · July 26

  • Christy

    Lots of fun -- thanks again to Bonny for hosting! I think the crossdressing idea was smashing! Shoutout Natalie New Mexico for going all out, and I really enjoyed everyone else's costumes and acting!

    4 · July 26

  • Marc

    Another awesome murder mystery! Thanks again, Bonny!!
    (I still think it was Miss New York who murdered me; she was too into poison!)

    1 · July 26

  • sarah

    I accidentally left my shoes/jewelry at the event... they are in a plastic bag with the word atmosphere on it. It's not expensive but i just would love to have it back if at all possible :) I'm gonna be at the sunday/monday boardgames so if anybody is going to either please let me know? THANK YOU~~

    July 26

    • sarah

      not expensive items but I would like to have them back!

      July 26

    • Marc

      I contacted Yagger's, they looked, found your stuff, confirmed with me what was in the bag, and will hold it in the office for you.
      YAY! ~:0)

      3 · July 26

  • Tricia

    So much fun and I was the murder

    1 · July 26

  • Tammy S

    Please don't kill me. Running late. Transportation issues.

    1 · July 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i am late, but will be there

    2 · July 25

  • Carlos R.

    Im a little late, but im cominnnnnng

    1 · July 25

  • Bonny

    Amandine and A, I am removing you both because no one has heard from you. Nicole, I need you to email me before noon tomorrow to give you a character sheet, as per the event details. Thanks!

    1 · July 24

    • Jamie C

      Hi Bonny, I sent you email but I didn't get your confirmation.

      July 25

  • Shauna

    Just thought I'd mention that I bought a blank sash from Dressew in Gastown this morning. They have them in a few different colours and cost $6-$7. :)

    2 · July 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone have extra "sash" material? Ie- ribbon

    July 23

    • Jennifer

      yup. It's a pretty big table cloth so should be enough. I'll even bring glue and sparkles but if you just want a simple one, then bring a permanent marker.

      July 24

    • Jennifer

      yup. It's a pretty big table cloth so should be enough. I'll even bring glue and sparkles but if you just want a simple one, then bring a permanent marker.

      July 24

  • Jonathan W.

    Contestant F - Nebraska

    July 24

    • Bonny

      Hey everyone! Those still waiting for a character sheet will get one late tonight, pending my flight back to Vancouver from San Francisco. Jonathan, if you haven't already, please email me so that I have your email address to send it as soon as I can. Thanks!

      July 24

    • Jonathan W.

      Thanks Bonny! I've sent you an email.

      1 · July 24

  • allan

    Does anyone have a trench coat I can borrow?

    July 22

    • Tammy S

      Brown, but it's a woman's ?

      July 23

    • allan

      I need a guy's coat lol

      July 23

  • Tammy S

    Lol. There are now 52 States?

    July 23

    • Tricia

      Guam and Marshall Islands decided to be recognized

      July 23

    • Joseph

      I'm from the great State of Emergency

      July 23

  • Matt H.

    Hi Bonny! I'll take Guido Gunsmoke.

    2 · July 23

  • Marc

    For all those who have RSVP'd, but have not been assigned a character (your name is not in the description), please please please contact Bonny *BEFORE* Thursday night or you will be removed from the RSVP list ! ! ! ! !

    1 · July 23

  • Christy

    If any of our lovely crossdressers don't have a dress yet and need help/would like company selecting one, I'm free to help Wednesday evening. The Value Village at 49th and Victoria has a nice selection in a variety of sizes. =) I snagged a really nice dress for $10, but the average price runs around $20 - 25!

    2 · July 22

    • Tammy S

      If the spirit hits you, there might be something in a costume box but no; you are by no means obligated or encouraged to buy something to wear that you are not already inclined to. Just show up and enjoy your part :)

      July 23

    • Bonny

      Matthew, if your character is female, it's more fun if you do. Far from a requirement though! There are prizes for best costume, and really fun ones I just grabbed in San Francisco (where I am now). Having said that, if your character sheet strongly suggests a prop, please do bring it, or ask for help in getting one.

      July 23

  • allan

    Someone take Guido Gunsmoke. It should be a good character

    July 22

  • Damaris

    Contestant D - Miss Florida?

    July 22

  • Marc

    I've just updated the description:
    Yaggers -ONLY- takes Cash and Credit

    1 · July 17

    • Tammy S

      Good call Marc!

      July 17

    • Marc

      Bonny requested I add that. ~:0)

      July 17

  • Teyem T

    In case anyone is still shopping for a dress I just got mine at Winners for $22!

    July 17

  • Ian

    So yah i'll be going to this but no idea who i'll be!

    2 · July 11

    • Tommy M.

      You wouldn't dare! >.<

      July 11

    • Breighton

      Almighty guy in drag - best bday ever

      1 · July 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope most people will dress up, it will make it so much more fun! Just throwing out a costume idea... Accessorize your dress with something that matches your state. For example, Miss Hawaii will wear a grass skirt and a bunch of leis.

    July 12

    • Jennifer

      Ive got some ideas to make it pageantry. I liked Jewel's idea but got stuck on parkas...haha!

      July 16

    • A former member
      A former member

      maybe a ball gown covered with paper snowflakes?

      2 · July 16

  • Matthew H.

    Hello. Are there any roles left for me?

    July 15

    • Tammy S

      Check the 'description' for roles (with no name on them yet) and send Bonny an email or post your character choices here and she will direct you from there :)

      July 15

    • Bonny

      Yep, just send me a note with whichever character you'd like ([masked]) and I'll send you all you need. Just please note that I'm out of town as of tomorrow afternoon, until late Thursday everyone, and won't have a lot of internet access until I return.

      July 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got a Hawaiian hula dancer costume for $10 at the dollar store.

    July 12

  • Bajan O.

    Hi Bonny, can I be Judge Jake. Going to be some fun gender bending going on

    5 · July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Bonny, can I be Contestant B, Miss Hawaii ?

    1 · July 12

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just emailed you, please let me know if you don't receive.

      1 · July 12

  • Carlos R.

    Im an totally there, Jasmine Judge please :D

    2 · July 11

    • Bonny

      Carlos, I need you to email me (address in the event details) so I can send you a character sheet. Thanks!

      1 · July 11

    • Carlos R.

      Done, let me know if u didnt get it k

      July 11

  • sarah

    Hi, can I be Barbara beauty?

    1 · July 11

  • Tammy S

    Miss Kailey Kentucky?

    1 · July 6

    • Bonny

      Hey Tammy, can you RSVP to this event?

      1 · July 10

    • Tammy S

      Sure

      July 10

  • Bonny

    Juhee and Danielle, please email me ASAP (details in the event page) for a character sheet. If I haven't heard from either of you by midnight on the 13th, I'll have to remove you from the RSVP list. Thanks!

    July 10

  • Sukh

    Hi! I'd love to be Lizzie Louisiana

    3 · July 6

    • Sukh

      Yes! Carlos you should join us :)

      1 · July 9

    • Carlos R.

      Sukhvinder, text me when ure free.. I need to run some idea through you :D
      [masked]

      July 10

  • Rachelle

    Any character is good Bonny. You be the judge :)

    2 · July 8

  • Joseph

    Judge Joe has a nice name. I'll be him

    2 · July 8

  • Mauro K.

    I want to be Travis' father, Daddy Bigbucks!

    2 · July 7

  • Judy

    Hi Bonny,

    Can I be Natasha New Jersey please? :)

    1 · July 7

  • Shauna

    Nina New York, please! :)

    1 · July 7

  • Tammy S

    Sir, I'll ask you to keep T.Urtle and his fetishes on a leash ;) my poor frog is innocent of such debauchery

    1 · July 7

  • allan

    PI Pete please

    1 · July 6

    • Bonny

      Thanks for signing up! I need you to email me allan, as per the event info, to give you a character sheet.

      July 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally I can make it. Mary Missisipi plz Bonny :-))

    1 · July 7

  • Bonny

    Juhee, can you also email me, as per the instructions in the event? Thanks!

    1 · July 6

  • Melissa

    Oh this sounds fun! Can I be Candy California? Hmm, I'll need suggestions on the costume part though...

    1 · July 6

    • Bonny

      Hey Melissa, can you email me for the character sheet? Thanks!

      July 6

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