is happening this weekend, and quite frankly it sounds like a good time.
Belly dancing, fire breathing, live blacksmithing, swordfighting, raffles, artisan presentations and much more will be available to everyone who attends. Demos such as sword making, gem cutting, jewelry making, bronze casting, leather working and many other fascinating talents will be shown to attendees along with full access to The Sword & The Stone showroom.
Oh, did I mention there will also be sword fighting? I feel compelled to mention that again.
Tony Swatton will be hosting, a highly skilled blacksmith who has worked with the film and television industry for decades, along with showcasing many other talented individuals.
To get tickets to the event, stop by Metalpalooza.net where you can even nab some discounted tickets!
Don’t forget it’s two days! You can also grab single day tickets for either Saturday or Sunday.
Looking to have a positive impact in your community AND meet great people? The local nonprofit A Million Drops will be renovating a sober living house for the 5th annual Unfuck The World Day (UTW), on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
As part of the 5th annual Unfuck The World Day, LA-based non-proﬁt A Million Drops is going to give a fresh look to a sober living house, 2nd Chance For Sobriety. The facility houses 70 men ages 20-45 – most of them court-ordered – and it operates on a shoestring budget. Our goal is to beautify three areas: the Visitation Room, the Dining Area and the Back Yard. It will be a joint effort between volunteers and residents.
To make this happen, we need your help. We are looking for individuals and organizations interested in providing materials, such as building supplies, furniture, etc. as outlined in the attached presentation. We also need volunteers experienced in the areas of painting and furniture making. Volunteers are needed to work on the day of the event as well.
If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, we will gladly accept donations in the form of cash, checks made out to A Million Drops, or payments via PayPal to email@example.com . A Million Drops is a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible.
For more information about how you can help, reach out to:
A Million Drops
c/o Maike Both
357 South Fairfax Ave. Ste. 411
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-829-2830 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master’s of All Things Spooky and Gross hosted the latest Set Decorators Society of America General Membership Meeting, and as is custom with them, Dapper Cadaver had a delicious spread good enough for Count Dracula himself (with less actual blood of course).
Oh, and there was a costume competition that many participated in too!
After everyone schmoozed and explored rooms filled with jars of specimen, body parts, and tombstones, the SDSA had their usual meeting.
A special thank you goes out to BJ and Eileen for hosting a great gathering.
If you’re ever in the need for skeletons of all kinds, caskets, creepy dressing and more they are your first stop.
Here’s to another great start to the Halloween season from Dapper Cadaver (and for them that’s all year)!
Everyone who is anyone is there. Glasses are overflowing with champagne from bottles worth more than the average income of the lower classes in his district. Girls, music and gambling abound. Poker tables, blackjack, roulette, the works.
The shady mayor is running for reelection. He’s a shoe-in, no one dares to run against him. That’s why undercover cop Hugh Watcherself is here. The mayor is always good to those that are in his posse and Hugh finally got an in. All of the mayor’s cronies get on to the “fundraising” event boat to start off his campaign with a bang. Hopefully no one suspects Detective Watcherself…
Everyone knows gambling equipment. Heck most people have stepped into at least one casino at some point (others quite a few casinos in the last week). It makes sense that casinos should have all the necessary gizmos, gadgets and accessories but where does a production or event get them?
It’s just one dang scene/event so no one needs to buy them! Why take a gamble with a random company when you can just ask Debbies Book?
L. A. Party Works
Eric and his company love putting on events, both on the stage and IRL, of every kind. Sports themed, magicians, clowns and more. One of their specialties, however, is a gambling theme. Roulette tables, poker tables, blackjack and more, LA Party Works has what you’re looking for.
A unique Gambling Equipment event service, Dealer Dolls doesn’t just specialize with inventory, they come with talent. With a fully trained staff that can work everything from a small private event at home to a large-scale fundraiser or network event, they have the know-how, the costumes, and the equipment to make it happen.
R. C. Vintage
Always masters of the vintage and retro, RC Vintage doesn’t stop at that specialization when it comes to gambling equipment. Slot machines, craps tables, casino chips and everything else you need from a time not too long ago can be nabbed over there.
Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven
Prop Heaven has a few emphases, and gambling equipment is one of them. Slot machines and card tables are here to rent.
It’s a Deal
Poker tables, craps tables, pai gow tables and much more await anyone who needs to rent them. It’s A Deal is here for all an event or production’s gambling needs, and can even provide custom felts, cards and stools for you.
Swung by the September General Membership Meeting for the Set Decorators Society of America last Thursday to peruse and mingle. It was at HD Buttercup’s newest location, the old Modernica building in Los Angeles.
It was a nice affair, though since everyone had to wear white I had to avoid red wine like the plague.
I had a nice chat with a few decorators; Mary Ann Biddle, Michele Poulik, and Cheryal Kearney (from Left to Right).
After a little chatting, munching on hors d’oeuvres and avoiding dark liquids I took the liberty of walking around the newly remodeled space. They have some nice reclaimed wood tables and hanging light fixtures among many other pieces.
Today we hit the lotto. While visiting Victor over at the Warner Bros. Drapery, Upholstery & Flooring Robert and Amy were serving up dogs and burgers to their crews and the many decorators who arrived for their end of summer bash.
I got to visit with Tara from Hollywood Studio Gallery and Set Decorating fame and other friends while Bryce was put to work serving up Root Beer Floats.
Thanks for the yummy lunch (and the sugar overload from the root beer floats)!
This last Sunday the Biltmore Hotel was spilling over with set decorators. Not for any production, not for their regularly scheduled feeding, but for the Set Decorator’s Society of America’s annual awards luncheon.
Around 11 o’clock set decorators, prop house employees, friends and family began to mill around the silent auctions filled with great pieces of artwork while chatting with each other. A beautiful balloon archway greeted every person as they arrived.
The Lifetime Achievement Award of 2016 went to Ann D. McCulley, an incredibly accomplished veteran of set decoration. Her speech was a perfect mix of inspiration and wisdom, showing this award was justly earned.
As per usual there were raffle prizes handed and swag bags full of pens and what appear to be rubber duckies from NEST. Here’s to another fruitful year for the prop industry!