The Overly Dramatic Readers

The Overly Dramatic Readers

WEEEEEEEE ARE THE OVERLY DRAMATIC READERS! We overact and exaggerate the readings of works of literature! We take sad stories and make them funny! We take funny stories and make them funnier! WE HAVE EVEN BEEN KNOWN TO TALK IN ALL CAPITALS!!! We guarantee that no matter what we do it will definitely be OVERLY DRAMATIC!!!

Overly Dramatic Whose Line?!

That classic comedy game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” as done by the zany and wacky Overly Dramatic Readers. With games like “World’s Worst” and “Party Quirks” among many others, what shenanigans will they come up with to entertain the audience?

Overly Dramatic Fairy Tales

Your favorite fairy tales just got an Overly Dramatic Overhaul.

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, An Overly Dramatic Table Reading!

We all know Star Wars. Now imagine it was a play written by William Shakespeare. Now imagine what shenanigans will ensue once the Overly Dramatic Readers step in to do an OVERLY DRAMATIC reading of it! Did Han shoot first? Is Jar-Jar still annoying? Does Yoda still talk backwards? You’ll just have to show up to find out now won’t you?

The Overly Dramatic Challenge

As has become the norm, the OVERLY DRAMATIC READERS are locked in a debate to see which one of them is the most OVERLY DRAMATIC. Therefore, they are putting forth their literary challenge to one another, with the literary weapons of choice being chosen by the audience. What sources of the written word will the OVERLY DRAMATIC READERS have to read from? Will it be a famous novel? Song lyrics? Amazon product reviews? The ingredients list on the side of a box of cereal? They don’t know, and that’s half the challenge. Come on out and root for your favorite member.

Muchausen Society – Storyteller Challenge, Celebrity Charity Munchausen, and More!

Muchausen Society – Storyteller Challenge, Celebrity Charity Munchausen, and More!

The Munchausen Society are an extraordinary group of explorers and adventurers who travel the world and bring back their stories to tell to a rapt audience. Whatever their story is, they promise you that all of the stories are true, even the ones they just made up.

The Celebrity Charity Munchausen

The esteemed members of the Munchausen Society are once again coming together to tell the tales of their grand adventures and raise money for a worthwhile cause. The stories they tell will be chosen by some lucky members from the audience. Come on out and see some of Wicked Faire’s various performers in one place, interacting with one another, and providing some laughs for a good cause.

Aye, Dark Overlord!

The Munchausen Society is back and once again opening the doors to the evil castle and giving you a glimpse into the Dark Overlord’s Evil Lair! Once again, the toadies of the Dark Overlord have failed to bring their Mistress’ schemes and plans to fruition. Now come on out, watch and listen to the Toadies try to explain how their failure isn’t their fault.

The Storytime Challenge

Good Dr. Zack and okay Professor McClendon of the Munchausen Society are looking to tell some stories. The premise is simple: They take a few details from the audience and try and come up with an entertaining story. Will they succeed?

Professor JP McClendon – Reading & Short Films

Professor JP McClendon – Reading & Short Films

Professor McClendon is an award-nominated internet author, storyteller, gamer, and overall entertainer. He can be seen at various conventions and events on his own, telling stories with the Munchausen Society to raise money for a charitable cause, or to bring laughs and shenanigans with the Overly Dramatic Readers.

Labyrinth

The timeless cult classic “Labyrinth” starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly was also made into a book. Now come and listen to a reading of a few of the more well-known scenes from the movie as they are described in the official movie novelization.

Gnomes

This animated TV movie from the early 80’s is about a peaceful family of Gnomes on the eve of a big family wedding having to deal with the dangerous and troubling interference of their mortal enemies, the Trolls.

Faeries

This animated TV movie from the early 80’s is about a young Human who has been asked by the King of the Faeries to go on a brave quest to retrieve his shadow before the world is enveloped in darkness forever.

 

 

Rogue Alliance

Rogue Alliance

The Rogue Alliance is a lightsaber stage choreography performance troupe, hosting members with over 10 years of lightsaber based performances, martial artists , and actors. In previous years our cast has performed in shows like Jedi MacBeth, Jedi Noir, and the Sword of the Jedi. Our members have a rich history of providing thrilling lightsaber shows. Our shows have ranged from highly elaborate multimedia presentations, to personal narrative based shows, kids training, and pop up fights.

Rogue Alliance: Stage Show

The Rogue Alliance will perform a stage show which uses lightsaber stage choreography. The shows theme will be a pirate themed show. The members will take part in actiing on stage and conducting light saber fights.

Choreography Demo and Workshop

The Rogue Alliance, through demonstrations and interaction with the attendees will instruct the practical stage use of the blades and walk them though the basic skills. We can also discuss and show what goes into the construction of a fight, and discussion of costuming.

 

The Glimmerdark Masquerade Ball & MidWinter Revel

The Glimmerdark Masquerade Ball & MidWinter Revel

“O! the warmth! O! the hum! O! the colours in the dark!
O! the gauzy wings of golden honey-flies!
O! the music of their feet – of their dancing goblin feet!
O! the magic!”

Yes, the Faeries of Glimmerdark are throwing Wicked Faire’s VIP Ball and ALL are invited – Pirate, Steampunk, Geek, Fae, Goth, and all others. Dress in your formal best – for whoever and whatever you are – and come join us in a sparkling masquerade of dance and delight!  You do not need to be Fae; your VIP badge is your key to Fairyland!  

The DJ music will be stellar, your hosts will enchant you, and you will want to dance all night!

Please DO wear your masques, and please DO have your best attire. Don’t be late – the Ball starts on time with a bang, and we want you there!

The one and only Mighty Mike Saga will be spinning ballroom – deancy classical, hot jazz, and a few swingin’ waltzes, all good for any style of dance (no training required; just move your body and join us!) – until midnight, then it’s a Dance Party for as long as people wantt to keep dancing.

DJs are unpredictable things, so we may have Bound poor Mr. Saga under a magical geas of servitude to play at our command.  I’d feel bad for him…but truth be told, he’s like me: he loves to bring the joy

Around 11pm, we’ll do a Promade, and both Celebrity Guests and the Fae Themselves will judge Best Suit, Best Dress, and Best Wild-Card Costume!
Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys.

An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs “Brains!” and “Land of the Dead” from the Cartoon Network show “The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy”.

Voltaire’s live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombie prostitutes and wrestles Krakens.

Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 20 years. He’s released 13 full length CDs.