Friday, November 11th, 2022, from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
A premier VIP event, Death & Hope is an immersive pre-Saturnalia larp that will take place in New Orleans on Friday, November 11, 2022, (the day before the Saturnalia event) and focus on themes of Vampire: the Masquerade in the Fifth Edition setting. You will start your evening by participating in a workshop to familiarize you with safety and consent mechanics and the role of your character. After the workshop you will join others onboard the City of New Orleans steamboat for a one-of-a-kind experience, and a burlesque show after the boat tour!
To help maintain the Masquerade a dinner–including hors d'oeuvres, grande fete dining, and an open bar–will be provided from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM after which the City of New Orleans steamboat will sail down the Mississippi river for a 2-hour cruise.
As the ship sails, you will take part in the unique funeral of an elder performed by real practitioners of Louisiana voodoo while you enjoy personal roleplaying experiences. When the steamboat returns, you will be led to a second location in the French Quarter, where you can decompress from the event at a private burlesque performance at the Royal Sonesta Burlesque Ballroom by the premiere Trixie Minx Productions!
Tickets are limited!
A summary of the burlesque show: Join us for a modern spin on classic 1960's Bourbon Street Burlesque within the private lounge of the Royal Sonesta exclusively reserved for our event. Hosted and produced by the infamous Trixie Minx, each private table includes a prime view of our entertainers. Enjoy your secrets, machinations, and Sazerac in the tranquil ambiance of the beautiful Jazz Playhouse in the heart of the French Quarter. Whether a bubbly blonde or a sultry brunette, the performance is sure to enthrall you as our entertainers’ saunter, shimmy, and strut to the singer led live Jazz trio.
Food selections and cocktail service are available to enjoy for purchase at the fully stocked bar so enjoy a local classic or a twist on a treat as your eyes get to feast. Trixie Minx is the preeminent burlesque beauty, delighting audiences throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia! Known for her comic-inspired strip tease, Trixie has toured with Comic Relief and recently was awarded HEEB's top 100 for outstanding comedy act.
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This is an add-on to the Saturnalia Larp on Saturday November 12th. You must have a ticket to the main larp to take part in this experience.
- You will receive a survey prior to the event to prepare you for the Death & Hope pre-larp experience. The survey will include questions about your character to help facilitate a specific tie to Death & Hope. You may play your character you are portraying in Saturnalia, or another one if that is of interest to you.
- For event continuity, Death & Hope is happening in-and-out-of-character the day before Saturnalia, so please keep this in mind.
- The steamboat will be on water so if you get seasick please take adequate precautions.
- There will be a short walk from the steamboat to the Royal Sonesta hotel where the burlesque performance will take place.
- Content warnings for this event are: suicide, alcohol, partial nudity, and loss.
- Tickets sales are final and non-refundable, but may be transfered.