Join us for a night of fun and fantasy, at The Crystal Ball, a formal event at the world famous Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom on February 25th, 2017 at 7pm!
The night will be alive with hosts of costumed fairies and fae in their best formal attire, framed by the gentle creatures of the deep from all sides, dancing the evening away to orchestral favorites and some secret gems. Each woodland faun and goblin king will be dining on heirloom greens with the cursed blood oranges, toasted pecans, and roquefort, the finest of stewed ovine (or braised short ribs) or vegetarian option for our elven friends, finished with the legendary lemon souffle tart, which opens it's delicate pastry only once every thousand years for a chosen few.
For the dwarves of the party, a cash bar is available for the evening with brew, ale, wine, and assorted cocktails. The night will come alive with the orchestral stylings of the most popular of entertainment, including ballroom arrangements from The Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Miyazaki movies, and many many more, with a full dance floor on which to take your favorite necromancer or lamia for a swinging good time!
Hop on your hippogriff and take the nearest exit to the Crystal Ball, presented by the lords and ladies of Dragon Con and MomoCon!
The Crystal Ball
presented by Dragon Con and MomoCon
February 25th, 2017
a formal affair
Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom
VIP access is available, including a special VIP gift bag with custom event artisan-etched glasswear, commemorative cloisonne pin, drink ticket, and special reserved seating.
Dinner consists of a 3 course meal, with the main dish featuring beef (vegan and vegetarian options are available). Dinner will begin at 8:30pm. VIP exclusive hors d'oeurves are available at 7pm.
Parking is available at the Georgia Aquarium for $10 or several lots in the near vicinity for similar pricing.
ATTIRE FOR THE EVENING
This event is, "Black Tie Invited." You must be dressed appropriately or you will be denied entry. Ticket refunds for inappropriately dressed attendees will be given.
Formal attire from all eras are welcome, as are costumes of a formal nature. When choosing a formal cosplay, ask yourself, "Would my character wear this for a formal or special occasion?"
Please use your best judgement.
If you are unsure, don't hesitate to send us a photo of your outfit to email@example.com.
The absolute minimum we require is a long sleeved button up shirt with tie, paired with slacks and proper dress shoes. Jackets are required. Please tuck in your shirts. Tuxedos or suits are encouraged. If you wish, a waist coat, vest with cravat, etc., is also acceptable. Military uniforms are of course welcome, real or fictional, as long as it is done respectfully.
The absolute minimum we require is a cocktail dress of knee length or longer. Cocktail dresses are perfectly acceptable as long as they meet the length requirement. Please refrain from risque dresses that leave little to the imagination. This is a ball, not a party at the club. A floor length ballgown is encouraged.
Should a lady dislike dresses and prefer men's wear, they may refer to the gentlemen's dress code for appropriate attire. Should a gentleman dislike menswear and prefer dresses, they may refer to the ladies’ dress code for appropriate attire. At no point is satire or comedic intent via inappropriate dress allowed.
Please refrain from wearing the following:
• T-Shirts, Jeans, and Shorts
• Tennis Shoes and Flip Flops
• Trench coats or other outerwear
• Wings, Jetpacks, or other large accessories
Weapons of any kind, real or prop, will not be permitted.
Masks will be welcome at this event. Please choose a mask that is comfortable and does not impede your vision in any way. No large masks, like ones used with mascot suits or latex halloween masks will be permitted. Again, use your best judgement. If you are not sure, please send us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRYSTAL BALL FAQ
Why does the event have a specific dress code? We are hosting a fully formal event, and wish to create a formal atmosphere. If you wish to attend our regular semi-formal affairs in semi-formal dress, please wait for the next event!
Can I request songs? We at this time will not be taking non-ballroom style song requests. If you have a recommendation of the appropriate nature of the ballroom/orchestra variety, feel free to email us at email@example.com
I would like to help out at the event! Unfortunately our volunteer spots are all taken. We give preference to those who have volunteered for dances in the past, and the demand for this event was very high.
Will this event have full Aquarium access? Attendees at the Crystal Ball will have private viewing access via large windows to the whale shark tank and Beluga whale tank, the remainder of the Aquarium will not be open for attendees.