LOJ Masquerade Ball
Are there restrictions on the kinds of costume that I can wear?
The LoJ is a classical fantasy masquerade with modern influences. Be elaborate, be imaginative and be different. Delve deep into the genre of Fantasy, Medieval, Victorian, Goblin, Carnival, Celtic and Faerie lore. As one of the most prominent Masquerades in North America, our themes blend Venetian Elegance with the Illustrious realms of the Faerie Court. We relish this diversity. Imagination is encouraged and costumes are mandatory.
At bare minimum you must have black-tie formal wear and a Mask. (It is a MASQUERADE). If you have a question about your costume, it's always best to CONTACT us and ask online.
Some great resources for costumes can be found on our Links area.
What exactly is the pre-show?
The LOJ pre-show is a chance to meet the creators of the masquerade and enjoy the night at a different, more intimate pace. The pre-show includes a light dinner, a champagne toast, private performances, and some time to chat with Lord Strider and some of the other crew members about the masquerade. VERY FEW tickets are available for the pre-show dinner each night and we offer them for sale separately from masquerade tickets, shortly after main event tickets are made available. They sometimes sell out within a few hours, so keep an eye on the website and check the mailing list for more information to ensure your spot.
Should I wear my costume to the pre-show?
Yes, as the pre-show dinner is one hour before the masquerade, you should definitely wear your costume.
Are Cameras allowed in the Masquerade?
If I have pictures from a past LOJ, can I submit them to the website?
TICKETS AND REFUNDS
Can I get a refund on a ticket I purchased but didn't or can not use?
Ticket purchases ARE NOT refundable.
But, we do understand that things happen and we will do our best to work with you on transferring the ticket, so just let us know and we'll try and work with you.
BEHIND THE SCENES
I'm interested in being a part of LOJ, not just a spectator. Where do I offer my sword, hands or wings?
Is it true that Strider is sleep deprived and completely lost in elftouched insanities?
Sleep is an overrated form of rejuvenation, especially when you have aspirations like these plaguing your nights. . . but he's mapped these realms fairly diligently, so we hardly consider him lost. As the Lord of the Court and Host of the Masquerade, we'll have to let him catch up on his sleep sometime in August, after LOJ.
THE ROYAL COURT OF SYPHER PRESENTS
THE MASQUERADE RULES
RULE NUMBER ONE:
Costumes or Formal Wear with Masks are required of all mortals to enter these enchanted realms.
RULE NUMBER TWO:
Only those who obey RULE ONE may forget rule three.
RULE NUMBER THREE:
Rule Three is always right, unless a goblin is involved; then Rule Three is questionable and Rule Four is Right.
RULE NUMBER FOUR:
Respect is Key within the fair realms of The Court. All manners must be minded and harm must come to none within our masquerade. The Hosts will ultimately decide on all matters in question.
RULE NUMBER FIVE:
Rule Five is in two parts.
Part one reads:
"Regardless of Rule Three. . . Rule Four is Always Right".
The second part of Rule Five is never written down.
RULE NUMBER SIX:
Is the Second RULE taught to the Sypher Knights. Within these realms, their watchful eyes protect the Court and encourage the dreams, laughter and mirth that it seeks to create. Ask them if you must about.
. . . do remember, this is a Masquerade Ball my noble friends, do not be afraid to give chase to dreams. . .
May inspiration fuel elaborate creations and may you have magnificent time within our court.
-S. Strider, Lord of Sypher