The festival officially started on Friday, with workshops and the Motif experimental gathering, and continued on Sunday with more workshops and a special Gothla night at The Chamber at Club Bravo in Anaheim.
On Saturday, the festival's performers and vendors took over Ursa Major hall in the Bronco Student Center, while the workshops were held in the Orion room. I spent most of the time checking in the wonderfully eclectic mix of performers at the entrance, but here are some snaps of the scene before my shift started:
The always entertaining Raine was mistress of ceremonies and introduced performers, conducted raffles, led the fashion show and kept the show on track.
Some of the Victorian-themed merchandise on display
The henna booth
Geisha Moth merchandise
Tempest's popular shrugs and corset belts
In the afternoon, Elysium Dance Theater literally brought the place to a standstill with this inspired performance: