rufflecon (rufflecon) wrote in egl,

Introducing RuffleCon!!

Posted with permission of Milk_Tea_Milk

RuffleCon is a conference held in New Haven, CT devoted to followers of cute, elegant alternative fashion in the Northeastern USA.  RuffleCon is brought to you by a handful of alternative fashion enthusiasts who have been involved in the local community for years (over a decade, for some of us).  We have been brought together by our love for lolita, goth, steampunk, or any other fashion from a rather shockingly long list, but one thing that unites us all is our commitment to creating for our communities an open, accepting forum devoted to the elegant, alternative fashion and its followers.  We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of learning and exploring within fashions new and old, and of course having fun while we’re at it!

The first year of the conference will be held the weekend of October 4th and 5th, 2014.  For a venue we've chosen the Omni Hotel and Resort and is located in beautiful and historic down town New Haven.  We will be able to offer a special rate to those attending RuffleCon.

What's going on at RuffleCon?  We'll have a variety of panels and workshops of course.  We also are planning a fashion show, amasquerade ball, and a high tea to name a few.  We are also working on a great list of special guests and presenters.

We are currently taking applications for vendors for our Marketplace.
Because it is important for us to provide variety both for our attendees and our dealers/artists, differently-sized vending packages are available depending on your budget or store size. Have a piece you’ve (gently) loved, but decided to part ways with?  The Consignment Room is the place to go.  Bring any used pieces which are in good condition and let us sell them for you; alternatively, if you’re looking for a great deal on some new threads, come mine some wardrobe gold!

Registration will begin soon. You will be able to select a single day or weekend pass, as well as additional add-ons such as the High Tea event or VIP access.   And what will you get with your RuffleCon pass? A Pass guarantees you access to RuffleCon for either a single day or the weekend, depending on the type of Pass you purchased. This grants you access to attend all of ourevents* as well as shopping  with the vendors at our Marketplace and Consignment Room.  This is standard and is included no matter what Pass you buy. If you are looking for more perks, such as early access to events, front row seating, and more, you may want to consider purchasing a VIP Pass! All VIP passes will include the following:

  • VIP lapel pin

  • RuffleCon 2014 Official Tote Bag

  • Deluxe goodie bag filled with sponsored brand and artist items

  • Early access to the Marketplace shopping areas and consignment room

  • Access to the VIP room, offering food, beverage, and a place to relax

  • Access to express line for autograph/meet and greet events with special guests

  • Front row seat to the Fashion Show and  Variety Show (Saturday)

  • Comped admission to our High Tea event, where you can chat and mingle with special guests (Sunday)

VIP passes are in limited quantity. Only 75 VIP passes will be sold.

*The High Tea event is an additional cost for non-VIP attendees.

This is awesome!  How can I be a part?  RuffleCon is taking applications for volunteers.   Volunteers for RuffleCon do not have to take on as much responsibility as a Ruffle Court staff member, but get to help out while still being able to enjoy the conference. Volunteer positions are great for people who want to get some perks for a little bit of work and be able to participate as an attendee as well.

We are also hosting an IndieGoGo campaign.  We want to make this a memorable event and we need your help.

So stop by and like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter and tumblr, and come and join us for an amazing weekend of fashion and fun!
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