The Wastelanders Ball

THE 2019 WASTELANDERS BALL WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 2019!
(Returning to the Globe Theatre on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles)
Tickets go on sale on this page Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 10am Pacific Time

Even at the end of the world, there can be beautiful things. Join us once again for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate life after the end of so-called civilization. This is the time for the wretched multitudes to regain the pride and elegance they vaguely remember from the world before.

A charred old prom dress pulled from the ashes. A wedding gown lovingly saved in a bunker and now stitched together in new ways. A tuxedo made from the scraps a hundred old polyester suits. Wasteland couture created from military surplus. Warlords from Wasteland City in their finest robes of conquest. If you can dream it, you can create it. And then try to waltz in it.

SCROLL DOWN FOR DRESS CODE RULES AND COSTUME TIPS!

 

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

8pm – 2am
The historic Globe Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
Tickets: $45
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY NOVEMBER 12th AT 10am PACIFIC TIME!
(Tickets are not sold at the venue and must be bought online – but if you have a smartphone then you can technically “buy at the door” that way as long as they are not sold out)

Post-apocalyptic dress code will be enforced. Not sure what to wear? Costume tips are posted below, but just make a sincere effort and you should be fine. (No refunds).

This is a 21 and over event and all attendees must show valid ID.


ENTERTAINMENT:

MARLEY MUNROE

photos by Coy Townson

After her triumphant performance at Wasteland Weekend 2018, we are thrilled to have Marley Munroe back with us at the Wastelanders Ball. With a combination of original songs and covers that she makes unmistakably her own, Marley is a voice that you absolutely have to hear live.
WATCH MARLEY PEFORM “WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO” AT WASTELAND 2018

HELL’S SIRENS

Hell’s Sirens never fail to deliver an electrifying, breathtaking dance performance. We are proud to welcome them to our stage once again.

MUCH MORE ENTERTAINMENT STILL TO BE CONFIRMED

DJs ON THE LOWER LEVEL

We will have an entire basement level devoted solely to DJs spinning all night for those of you who want to enter the depths of the theatre and dance like hell. Featuring DJ Iron Fist (Death Guild Thunderdome)

DJs ON THE MAIN FLOOR TOO!

SARK will be joining us to spin music on our main dance floor in-between and after all of our other varied main stage entertainment. He’s a Wasteland veteran DJ, most recently heard spinning in the Hades fire spin area.

 

PHOTO BOOTH

Photographer Wendy Levin will be returning, chronicling the world’s fanciest Wasteland couture in our official (FREE!) photo booth.


DRESS CODE

The Wastelanders Ball is being held at a private venue that has their own rules, so please remember:
No nudity and NO WEAPONS (not even fake ones). After all, this is a formal ball, event the most bitter rival tribes will be declaring a truce. No weapons will be needed.

To get in to the ball, you MUST wear something appropriate. If you just show up in street clothes, you will NOT be allowed entry. So what to wear?

Many of you will be familiar with the theme rules of Wasteland Weekend as far as what is allowed for costumes. But guess what?  The Ball is NOT Wasteland Weekend. The dress code for the ball is less restrictive.  Bright colors? Go for it. Something sci-fi inspired? Do it. All we ask are that you keep to TWO principles:

Make it somehow post-apocalyptic.

Make it fancy or formal.

That’s it! The rest is up to you. We want to encourage as much creativity as possible. Show us what post-apocalyptic formal means to you. All we ask is that you make a sincere effort at the two principles listed above and you WILL be allowed in (provided you have a ticket, of course). But don’t stay home just because you don’t know what to wear! If you just want to grab a cheap shirt and tie or dress from a thrift store and tear it up/ dirty it up with some dirt colored paint, you’ll be good to go! All was ask is that you make an effort. Come join the fun!

Select shots from the 2018 Wastelanders Ball photo booth by Wendy Levin:

The full gallery of photo booth images from last year’s Ball can be found on Wastelander Central, our official community group on Facebook.

And a gallery from Wasteland photographer Mark Matcho

Mistress Zelda from Geekxgirls.com did a great recap article about the 2017 Ball

Need even more inspiration?  Here are some images from around the internet and from our very own Wasteland community that may give you some ideas for what to wear.

 


VOLUNTEERS

We will once again have some volunteer opportunities for those who don’t mind a little work with their play. 

Volunteer applications will be posted soon.

(We will not be hosting vendors at the Ball this year.)


 

photo by Jeff Vaillancourt – From Wasteland Weekend 2016