Come and take a listen to the Dark Side of Opera with Nicole Oliva! A multi-talented Soprano, Nicole has performed all throughout the Tri-State Area. If you’re a fan of steampunk, gothic fashion, horror flicks, history, classical music, or rock and heavy metal this concert is for you! This strange mix of genres puts together one amazing and macabre concert that is called the Dark Side of Opera by Nicole Oliva.
As a classically trained opera singer, Nicole always had a love for things gothic and macabre and always felt opera gave that strange and creepy appeal in many cases. This concert goes through the progression of traditional and modern classical music, to broadway showtunes, and symphonic rock and metal. Always performing throughout the convention scene, Nicole brings her elegant level of gothicness to the stage in this wonderful concert!
Nicole Oliva, Soprano to the Stars, is a multi talented soprano who has worked on many plays, musicals, operas, including Absinthe Heroes: A Steampunk Rock Opera (Chastity), and the European tour of THEM: The Story of Sweet Hollow Cemetery (Mary). Most recently Nicole has been touring her own concerts such as The Dark Side of Opera, Disney Cabaret, and History of 19th Century Opera.
Deborah Castellano’s book is Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (Llewellyn, 2017). Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in hand blended ritual oils, handspun yarn and other goodies. In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can’t shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.
Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (A Reading and Book Signing)
Glamour is the art of taking what makes you exciting and interesting to others and using it as leverage in accomplishing your Great Work. This fun romp of a book helps you use glamour to accomplish total world domination . . . or to revolutionize your magical practice if ruling the world isn’t your thing.
Glamour Magic encourages you to be crafty, cunning, and unafraid to want something fiercely. Learn how historical figures used glamour in their campaigns for greatness. Discover experiments, exercises, and rites for your Craft. Glamour is your secret weapon—your guide to finding what you want and getting it, too.
Intramural Floral Wreath Making
Fae-Human relations have never had a better intramural gathering than Wicked Faire! In this session, mortals and faeries join together to create beautiful floral wreaths to wear to the festivities! Open to mortals and fairies alike!
Whether you identify as solo poly, a poly anarchist, a closed triad, an ethical slut, a polycule, monogamish, a hot bi babe, an intentional community, kitchen table poly, mono/poly, a metamour or some delightful combination of above (or none of the above), come to the poly mixer to discuss, flirt, debate and get to know your fellow poly con-mates. Open to all genders and the whole QUILTBAG!
Glamour for Introverts
Do you like singing?
If you do, you’ll want to get your karaoke on at Raith Kell’s D.A.R.Karaoke show. With “Discord and Rhyme Karaoke,” Raith is ready to give you your musical fix at Wicked Faire Reborn.
Sing your favorite songs, show off your chops, and have fun. Even if you don’t sing, come out to encourage your friends. This is karaoke at its finest. With a huge variety of songs to sing, wireless mics, and a clear, quality sound system, this is the show you don’t want to miss. Want to see what songs are available? You can check them all out on the D.A.R.K. website.
Multi-cultural genre-bending NY-based Duo Frenchy and the Punk is a “unique two-person folk punk cabaret powerhouse.” Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals. The duo is made up of bilingual French-born dancer/artist turned singer and percussionist Samantha Stephenson and guitarist Scott Helland who was a founding member of the legendary hardcore punk band Deep Wound with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis. Touring across the US and Europe since 2005, this fiery duo bring their danceable, creative, eclectic foot stomper of a show to Wicked Faire 2018.
Greg Wicker, or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known, has been producing and hosting game shows for anime and other nerd conventions across North America since 1999. His engaging personality and faithful game adaptations bring the big game shows right to your convention or festival. He’s looking forward to seeing what strange magic the Wicked Faire crowd can create!
There’s nothing more steampunk than the plants that grow through cracks in concrete. Nothing can contain us and none can tame us. We make. We grow. We listen. HUMANWINE’s Mother has new songs for us.