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.

 

Animated Short Films

The Wicked Faire is overjoyed to bring you its collection of short films to delight, amaze, shock, please, and amuse you! Come see our assortment of micro-cinema, by a whole host of brilliant filmmakers.  This is a special, surprise block, so the only way you get to know the entire line-up is by joining us!

“I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world.”

~ Kenneth Branagh

Kink Track at Wicked

“Kink is like an excellent cup of hot tea, in the it’s quite wonderful and you should have more of it.”

Wicked Faire’s famous Kink Track returns with workshops, demonstrations, and deliciously deviant education!  (This area will contain full and partial nudity, and is 18+).

Here is a list of the various flavors of kinky content tracks you’ll see at this year’s Wicked Faire:

Kink 101

“Kinky is when you use a feather. Really kinky is when you use the whole duck. However, there is a certain amount of knowledge in recognizing that you could simply eat the duck and buy a flogger, instead.”~ Malaclypse the Younger

The Wicked Faire is not a kink event, per se, but it’s a home for all manner of kinky people. Kink is often an undercurrent at many Renaissance faires; at the Wicked Faire, we take pride in who and what we are, and we’re glad to teach it to experts and newbies alike!  If you want a safe, welcoming place to explore your kinky side, might we suggest you join us for this beginners’ track?

Advanced Kink

“I don’t know what advanced kink is, but I rebuilt my castle so that it had a second dungeon. Does that count?”~ Bowser, Evil Boss, Super Mario Brother Brothers

The Wicked Faire gets all manner of kinky attendees from “never done before it but totally curious” to “this has been my life for 30 years.” Our Advanced Kink track includes classes for experts and experienced people who’d love to take things to the next level.

Rope

“Bind the body, and you bind the mind.” ~ Sun Tzu

Rope is one of the most versatile tools in any kinkster’s repertoire – it is a not just a method of bondage, but also an extension of will and an exploration of the sense of touch. Really, there’s nothing like the feel of rope on the body to take you to new places in your mind and life, whether you be the tie-er or the tie-ee. Let us share our rope with you!

Impact Play

“You wouldn’t recognize a good thing if it was spanking your ass.”~ Kresley Cole, Kiss of a Demon King

Floggers, whips, and paddles, oh my! Impact play is a strikingly fun and sensual adventure. Come learn about how to do the right kind of impact with your partner to raise their endorphins, get the blood flowing, and wake your kink up! Or, you know, just leave a good impression.

Edgeplay

“I like living on the ragged edge of danger.” ~ Al Capone

What, exactly, is edgeplay? Technically speaking, it is play that pushes the safety boundaries of traditional kink. We prefer to think of it as that fine line between night and day, waking and dreaming, life and death. Explore the darkest, more dangerous areas of your kinky play with us.

Hypnosis

“The erotic state – again, a mixture of concentration and spontaneity – is a hypnoidal state, probably the most powerful kind that we are capable of experiencing, and it is in this condition that unexpected regions of the self are revealed, as the majority of people know from experience.” ~ Peter Redgrove

Just as many of us enjoy playing with our partner’s body, many also enjoy playing with their mind. Hypnosis, the act of altering mental consciousness, can be intensely intimate in ways you may never have experienced before. Does the dark unknown of hypnosis call to you? Come to us to experience and learn.

 

This Way to the Egress

This Way to the EgressEGRESS is a tapestry of worldly influences and an alchemy of sounds modern and past, familiar and forgotten.

If Tom Waits and Patti Smith made a musical lovechild it might sound a little like EGRESS. Whether you know them as the “dance band to ring in the end of the world with” or by their “raise your spirit, raise a glass and drop a beat” attitude, they will leave their mark on you. EGRESS is equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world-beat and three ring circus all the while playing an amalgamation of worldly genres catapulting their audience through time and space with unexpected shifts of styles, tempos and time signatures.

Holly Brewer

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.

Return of Greggo’s Game Shows!

Greggo’s Game Shows has been producing fun interactive entertainment for conventions worldwide for almost twenty years!

Greggo’s Game Shows: Celebrity Jeopardy!

Join three special celebrity guests as they attempt to avoid last place in an homage to one of Saturday Night Live’s most famous skits. Audience members choose their favorite celebrity, and if they “win” the attendee gets a door prize!

Greggo’s Game Shows: Play Your Cards Right

It’s a new Greggo’s game show, based on predictions! We’ve asked 100 fans a series of survey questions prior to the show, and it’s up for you and your partner to correctly predict what those 100 people said! If you’re right, and then you Play Your Cards Right, you’ll have the chance to win lots of lovely loot!

Greggo Presents: Celebrity Match Game

Get ready to match the stars! Six of our guests try to come up with silly answers to hilarious fill-in-the-blank questions. Contestants have to try to match them, and the contestant who does it the most often wins the game and goes on to the Super Match for nice prizes!

Greggo’s Game Shows: Shut the TARDIS!!

The Time Streams are collapsing, and every Doctor is summoned to avert a disaster that will rip the very fabric of the universe! Harnessing the power of three Shakri Cubes, you can help the Doctor restore order, but beware…the Daleks have received intel about the plan and will try to thwart your efforts in an attempt for universal EXTERMINATION!