Tuesday, November 15, 2016

$200 Midnight Costume Contest to offer some great prizes, in addition to a special Celebrity Judge!

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Let your crystal ball tell you which magical, wizard-themed costume you should dust off so you'll have the best chance at winning a prize during the MIDNIGHT COSTUME CONTEST this Saturday night!

In addition to $200 cash, we'll have some amazing prizes donated by Diesel Filling Station, Battle & Brew, Markster Con, Atlanta Movie Tours, Inc. as well as some truly awesome prizes from Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (the new Potter movie premiering this weekend also).

Ming Chen, from AMC's show Comic Book Men, will be on site and act as a special Celebrity Judge which is very exciting – check out info. on the show he co-stars on at AMC.com/shows/comic-book-men

Sign up by 11:30pm at the Markster Con Merchandise & Raffle Booth if interested but don't delay as we may cap off entries.

Adv. tickets still available via http://mcp.xorbia.com

NOTE: This event will be at The Masquerade's CURRENT location – 695 North Ave. NE (NOT at Kenny's Alley at Underground Atlanta as was originally confirmed!)

Nov. 19th WIZARD'S BALL III has been moved BACK to original location (695 North Ave. NE)

Due to last minute paperwork delays, management at THE MASQUERADE has made the call to move this Saturday's WIZARD'S BALL III back to it's original address, 695 North Ave. NEtherefore it will NOT be at the "new" location in Kenny's Alley / Underground Atlanta as had been originally confirmed.

Attendees can park across the street from THE MASQUERADE in Ponce City Market's underground access public parking deck (see map below).

We apologize for the confusion but this change was completely out of our control and thankful we still have 695 North Ave. NE open, which is where the first two WIZARD'S BALLs too place. Tickets are still available via www.WizardsBall.com and mcp.xorbia.com

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Another option is to take LYFT to the Nov. 19th WIZARD'S BALL, if you do not want to drive to 695 North Ave. NE. If so, make sure to use the promo code "MARKSTER" which will get you $50 in ride credit. We've used LYFT several times over the past year and have always had a good experience with their drivers and services.

This means that the Dec. 10th BASH OF THE EMPIRE VI, Atlanta's longest-running Star Wars themed party, MIGHT be hosted at the "new" location but we can't confirm that as of now – more info. on that event at www.BashOfTheEmpire.com – as well as DANTE'S LABRYINTH – a New Year's Eve Masquerade, check back often to those respectible links. Read more on that at www.DantesLabyrinth.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

WIZARD'S BALL 3 collectible pin designs released

Each year attendees scramble to collect their house pin (and/or official event pin) while at the WIZARD'S BALL. Every year the designs are different with some attendees now wearing previous pins to the current WIZARD'S BALL to sport their house pride. Below are this year's collectible designs. Make sure you grab one soon after arriving as we'll only have limited quantity. Read more about the buttons HERE. Limited buttons will be available at the Markster Con Fan / Merchandise table for $1.00 each, also earning you a Raffle Ticket for great prizes later in the evening.

NOTE:100% of pin sales raised will benefit TEAM FOX, for Parkinson's Disease research.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Still time to pre-order a magical WIZARD'S BALL III t-shirt

Just TWO DAYS left to order your 2016 commemorative Wizard's Ball III t-shirt (sized to order; unisex XS-XXXL). Available for pre-order with tickets to the Nov. 19th event OR as a single adv. purchase (without a ticket) – for pick-up AT THE EVENT.

Get yours now at mcp.xorbia.com

DEADLINE for ordering: 11/8/16 (Tuesday) at noon. If you want one of these magical shirts, we recommend you pre-order one as we will only have a very LIMITED SUPPLY for sale at the Atlanta WIZARD'S BALL #3 (2016).

More magical events in Atlanta during November at www.WizardNovember.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CONjuration kicks off WIZARD NOVEMBER in Atlanta this weekend (Nov. 4-6, 2016)

This weekend, WIZARD NOVEMBER kicks off with Atlanta's own magical con — CONjuration — at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center (Nov. 4-6, all ages).

If you are a fan of Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon A Time, Narnia or any other mystical realm – THIS is the Con for you. Learn more at ConJurationCon.com and get your tickets now (tickets also available at Con registration)

While at CONjuration, stop by the Markster Con Fan Table and register to win FREE TICKETS to either the already SOLD OUT Potter Pub Crawl on Nov. 18th (21+) or the Wizard's Ball III on Nov. 19th (18+).

To see what other Wizard-themed events are happening in November around Atlanta, please visit www.WizardNovember.com

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Butter Beer to be served for one night only during Atlanta's WIZARD'S BALL III on Nov. 19th (21+)

Being a wizard, casting spells and breaking out magical dance moves amongst your fellow sorcerers can really be a dehydrating task, right?

Since so many of you will be doing several of these things on Nov. 19th during the annual Atlanta WIZARD'S BALL, we'll have just the tasty drink to quinch that thirst....Butter beer!

A extremely popular drink amongst the wizard world, this sweet, refreshing and alcohol-based drink — flavored with butter scotch schnapps, whipped cream vodka and cream soda — is sure to be a big huge hit with 21+ attendees.

Event mixologists will serve Butter beer until it's all gone so get there early and enjoy a cup (or 3) with your fellow wizards! And also remember to tip those mixologists for helping make your night as magical as possible.

In addition to this magically tasty drink, The Masquerade also has a fully stoked bar and can make almost any drink your inner wizard may want, along with sodas and a wide selection of beer.

Doors open at 9pm and Radio Cult, hailing from the House of Rock, take the stage at 10pm. That will be followed by the Wizard Costume Contest (at midnight) and awesome dance music with DJP and DJ Seraph till 3am.

Advanced tickets are still available via http://mcp.xorbia.com

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Atlanta's WIZARD WEEKEND a magical success with Potter Pub Crawl and Wizard's Ball 2! (Photos)

The two "fire breathing Dragons" at Wizard's Ball were created
by Atlanta artist/prop maker Mimi Nouveau
Talk about a truly magical weekend. Thanks to the hundreds who packed the streets of Atlanta's Virginia Highlands on Friday for the POTTER PUB CRAWL and then again on Saturday at The Masquerade's HELL for WIZARD's BALL 2. So many smiling faces, great performances, awesome vendors, talented photographers, tasty drinks and a full dance floors both nights – so many great memories. A MASSIVE thank you to all who helped with set-up, tear-down, volunteering, performing, vending and any other aspect of the these two magical events.

We are starting to get photos in from photographers (links below) so check back often over the next several days. When re-posting/sharing, please make sure to give the photographer credit and also use hashtags #wizardsball #markstercon

Photo by Richard LaMarre
(Booth courtesy of CONjuration)
Jay Prescott Videography video HERE
Richard LaMarre photos HERE
James Curtin Barger photos HERE
Leo Photography (Set 1) photos HERE
Leo Photography (Set 2) photos HERE
Leo Photography (Set 3) photos HERE

Squished Biscuit video HERE
Richard LaMarre (WIZARD BOOTH) photos HERE
Dawn Seabrook Photography (Grifendor) photos HERE
Artist.Life.Vision Photography (Rayvenklaw) photos HERE
Workman Reflections Photography (Slitheryn) photos HERE
Dave's Creative Side Photography (Huhfullpuff) photos HERE

...and YES, we are already planning for 2016! Feel free to join the FB event pages to keep in the know of latest developments:
Potter Pub Crawl (Nov. 18th, 2016) – join the event HERE
Wizard's Ball #3 (Nov. 19th, 2016) – join the event HERE

For future geek-themed events in the Atlanta area, please feel free to visit www.MarksterCon.com