Labyrinth of Jareth brings the fantasy realm of the movie of the same name to guests every year, by providing a lavish setting to dress up in your whimsical best in a beautiful venue, with performances, merchants, dancing, music, and more available to create a night to remember. We are so grateful to Sypher Arts Studio, who puts on this annual event, and giving all of us nerds a chance to dress up and have the chance to experience such an amazing event!
This year, Labyrinth made a last minute venue change to the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The hotel is an architectural treat in itself, having been erected in the 1920s in a mix of Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Beaux Arts styles. The hotel also played host to the origins of the Academy awards, hosting the Oscars in its early years.
With this historic change in venue, Labyrinth was an even greater treat than usual for patrons this year, as guests could explore 3 floors of rooms providing different musical, dance, and other various stage entertainment. On the main stage in particular, dancers and musicians spun a fantasy tale told through a sequence of performances all night, culminating in an epic all-cast finale that even included Sparkles, the dragon!
We are so grateful to be fantasy nerds in a town like Los Angeles, where other like-minded artists can come together and experience such a magical night every year.
Below are some of our photos from the night, but they barely scratch the surface of this amazing masquerade ball. We can’t wait for next year!
The first part of the Space Pirate Queen’s and my epic Tolkien themed Oscar evening can be read here. This part, the second part, is about the live performances and guest appearances that followed the oh so delicious buffet and open bar at the American Legion Hall on Oscar Sunday. Yet again, this fantastic event was hosted by TheOneRing.net.
Ahh yes, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan. The Space Pirate Queen and I are quite the Merry and Pippin fans, so seeing these two on stage interacting with each other was an absolute treat. As always, they were both delightful and thoroughly entertaining. I felt like it was 2003 again. Sigh.
In this episode, we go old school with Gizzy B and the Space Pirate Queen are left to their own devices. So they spend an hour of the podcast gushing about how amazing The One Expected Party was during Oscar night. Stalking Dominic Monaghan never gets old, apparently. Fanfic Theater: The Immortals.