Veronique Chevalier, the incomparable comic diva of nouveau-cabaret, returns to Portland for GEAR Con 2013! From her website:
She’s an unparalleled Parodist; a Steampunk-lish Chanteuse, and Spooky Polkanista, who has been described as a twisted incarnation of Edith Piaf from an alternate reality – the one in which her parents are Jim Morrison, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and her godparents are Lucille Ball and Weird Al.
As a self-proclaimed “Mad Sonictist,” she takes maniacal pleasure in combining previously unrelated musical forms into new, unholy combinations. She vows to leave no genre unadulterated in her quest to create the ultimate Sonic Frankenstein…
All weekend at GEAR Con 2013, immerse yourself in the world of 19th Century combative arts! Attend classes and panels on bartitsu, pugilism, sabre, jujitsu, and other topics in Victorian self-defense; Sunday the 7th, the Symposium culminates in a four-hour bartitsu seminar and exhibition. Instructors include:
Tom Badillo of Botta Secreta Productions
David McCormick of Academie Duello
Stewart Sackett of Nemesis Brazilian Jujitsu
Symposium orchestrated by Jeff Richardson and Matthew Howden of Portland’s own Academia Duellatoria