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Goth, fashion, and ghosts by Edwardian Ball producers Justin Katz and Mike Gaines

Edwardian Ball producers Justin Katz & Mike Gaines at 2019's event
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Edwardian Ball producers Justin Katz & Mike Gaines at 2019's event

Edward Gorey was a writer and artist who created eerie and magical stories. Gorey’s tales inspired the Edwardian Ball. What started off as a small party 22 years ago, has turned into a San Francisco subculture festival drawing thousands of people from the Bay and internationally.

The 21st Edwardian Ball was postponed due to COVID to April 1 and 2, 2022. Visit edwardianball.com for tickets and information.

This story was produced by Porfirio Rangel and engineered by Gabe Grabin.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.