Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball Moves to the Millennium Biltmore for Next Month’s Event! Recently featured in the latest Cupcake Quarterly Geek Edition dedicated to all things fantasy, is the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, entering its 18th year. LoJ, as it is affectionately called by patrons, is a must-attend event in Los Angeles for anyone who is into fantasy, costuming, entertainment, and just an incredible and unique evening out. This year, LoJ falls on August 14th and 15th, and it has moved from the Park Plaza to the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel, which will provide the same air of elegance and whimsy, complete with ghostly ambiance, plush surroundings, and to everyone’s delight: air conditioning! Veteran attendee? The only change is the venue, and your tickets will work fine for the new venue if you preordered! This is your first year? Be sure to don a costume or formal wear with a mask – and if you fit fantasy, Venetian history, Celtic faerie, goblin or dragon themes, even better! Be sure to check out LabyrinthMasquerade.com for more information and get your tickets, as they sell out quickly!
Starz just released the first image of Bruce Campbell in Ash vs. Evil Dead. Campbell is finally reprising he role he played in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. “He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” Raimi tells EW. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.” Campbell added “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.” I can’t wait for Ash vs. Evil Dead which premieres on Starz sometime in 2015.
JK Rowling announced to her 4.81 million Twitter followers on the 18th anniversary of her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that a new untold story about Harry Potter is coming to the Palace Theatre in London summer 2016 . JK says the play is not a prequel but does tells the “untold part” of Harry’s story including the murder of his parents. JK wrote: “To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question – why isn’t Cursed Child a new novel? I am confident that when audiences see the play they will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story.” A collaboration between JK, writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, tickets will go on sale from this autumn.