Past Events - 2015

Friday, January 23 at 7:00pm Stirling Bridges 5220 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, CA 9560

Villain's Character Building Workshop & Social Hour

We are trying a new venue for the new year Stirling Bridges. Come and enjoy scintillating conversation and be prepared to continue the development and building of your Steampunk Villain Character. Our ultimate goal as members of The League of Proper Villains, is to be able to maintain character when attending all events. This will only enhance our reputations and make our presence more welcome and enjoyable to the community at large. It is also easier to deal with the Aether Brigade when you have your own character firmly in place. Please do come dressed in some aspect of Steampunk attire, even if all you can do is put a hat on after your work day. This meeting replaces our regular 2nd Wednesday meeting as we have been made aware of other non-Villain related events taking place in Sacramento that will cause conflict with our originally scheduled 1st Villain Meeting of 2015 Approximately every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, The League of Proper Villains will be holding a "Secret Meeting" at ...various pubs and restaurants in the greater Sacramento Area. This is the Villains chance to meet in a casual setting, enjoy each others company, dress in Steamy Fashion or not depending on what you feel like. Suggestions of pubs and restaurants are welcome. Help us find great local places that have good happy hour food and drink menus.


Saturday, February 14at 6:00pm - 9:00pm Nautilus Tea Company 11771 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, California 95628

Villains Secret Invasion of the Aether Brigade at the the Nautilus Tea Company SpeakTEAsy

This is an invasion invite. You will not be given any information about this event on this event page, other than the date and time. This is a secret invasion by the League of a non League event. You must plot, plan, bribe, do what ever you require to find out where this invasion will take place and what we are invading. This will require communicating with your fellow Villains to get the clues you need to participate in this event. I guarantee that you will have a smashing time if you decide to attend. "There are evil plots to be hatched and twisted deeds to be done!" Muwahahahaha.....yours Rose Teathyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday February 27 at 7:00pm Stirling Bridges Restaurant and Pub 5220 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, California 95608

Villains Secret Meeting - Villains' Prep for Clockwork Alchemy

It is the time of year to plot and plan. Come and enjoy scintillating conversation and be prepared to continue the development and building of your Steampunk Villain Character as well as begin to develop your plans to contribute to our Villain presence at Clockwork Alchemy 2015 . We will share with your our vision for Clockwork Alchemy and you can find out how you can participate and help make your mark as an active member of the League. Our ultimate goal as members of The League of Proper Villains, is to be able to maintain character when attending all events. This will only enhance our reputations and make our presence more welcome and enjoyable to the community at large. It is also easier to deal with the Aether Brigade when you have your own character firmly in place. Please do come dressed in some aspect of Steampunk attire, even if all you can do is put a hat on after your work day.

 


Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00pm Old Spaghetti Factory - 731 Sunrise Avenue Roseville, CA 95661

Villains Secret Meeting ~ Come In Character Dinner

Come and enjoy scintillating conversation and be prepared to continue the development and building of your Steampunk Villain Character. This time we challenge you to attend this event as your Villain Character. Feel free to try one on if you are not sure exactly what you want out of him or her yet. Your ultimate goal for this meeting is to STAY in character for as long as you can. Try to enter as your character, keep your accent or dialect, and speak and answer as if you were your Villain. Our location is The Old Spaghetti Factory in Roseville. If enough member attend they will reserve their banquet room for us free of charge. Our ultimate goal as members of The League of Proper Villains, is to be able to maintain character when attending all events. This will only enhance our reputations and make our presence more welcome and enjoyable to the community at large. It is also easier to deal with the Aether Brigade when you have your own character firmly in place. Please do come dressed in some aspect of Steampunk attire, even if all you can do is put a hat on after your work day. Approximately every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, The League of Proper Villains will be holding a "Secret Meeting" at ...various pubs and restaurants in the greater Sacramento Area. This is the Villains chance to meet in a casual setting, enjoy each others company, dress in Steamy Fashion or not depending on what you feel like. Suggestions of pubs and restaurants are welcome. Help us find great local places that have good happy hour food and drink menus.


March 13 - March 15 - Red Lion Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane Sacramento, CA 95815

Villains at Dangercon

Villains love bringing their lair out to the public. We always love a chance to recruit. You can not "Make The World A Better Place One Villain At A Time" without enough Villains. The poor minions come and go, well mostly go, so this will be a great place to find some of those for yourselves as well. Join us at Professor Mondo's Dangerworks Conclave Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM right here in Sacramento at Red Lion Woodlake and Conference Center. We shall participate at the Con and hope you will join us for a weekend of activities. You will have to purchase a pass for the con to be able to volunteer and we hope you will. For more information, visit: http://www.dangercon.com/. Get your passes at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/professor-mondos-dangerworks-conclave-tickets-14081418903


April 8 - Stirling Bridges Restaurant and Pub 5220 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, California 95608

Villains Social Hour

Villains what an excellent time to come together, socialize, and talk about all the things we would love to do.

What better way to spend an evening then with the scintillating conversation of plots and plans to take over the world. This is a night to enjoy our collective vileness and steal ideas from each other for plotting our preparations for world domination. We know we are in the right and that we are the proper leaders for the world. Others may call us villains, so it is a badge we wear with honor!

Of course, Dr. Nathaniel Blackheart, Clara Blackheart, Madame Evilove (Cheryl Keech,) Alexander Knight, Penelope Dreadfulle and Rose Teathyme will share with you the "League's" plans for the near and far future at these gatherings.

Steampunk attire encouraged but never required.

Approximately every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, The League of Proper Villains will be holding a "Villains Social Hour" at ...various pubs and restaurants in the greater Sacramento Area. This is the Villains chance to meet in a casual setting, enjoy each others company, dress in Steamy Fashion or not depending on what you feel like.

Suggestions of pubs and restaurants are welcome. Help us find great local places that have good happy hour food and drink menus.


Wednesday, May 13at 6:30pm El Tapatio 5637 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, California 95610 - Hosted by Penny

M is for May and M is for Minions!

Greetings my Villainous and Literate Darlings!

May brings many things to the steampunk community, including Clockwork Alchemy and other illustrious invasions and events. What better time to introduce our world to new minions! Every villain needs a few!

I'm sure all of you have these people in your lives. Do you recognize this one? "What do you do when you dress up like this? Where do you go? Do other people do it too? What do you mean you're a villain...you don't even have a moustache! It looks like you're always having fun when you go out with those steamy people."

And May is your chance to say, "Why Yes. Yes we do have fun when we meet up with those steamy people. So no more excuses! You're coming with me this time!"

May is Minion Month. Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and I know you will, Darlings because there are prizes involved...) is to bring one or more minions with you to El Tapatio, where we can lure them in with delectable food and drink, show them all the beautiful things we'll be making and wearing and teaching for Clockwork Alchemy, and let them see our passion for what we do... 

We all have friends on the fringe of our imagination who want to walk though the brass gears and glass and the marvelous steampunk world we all share. We know they'll fit right in, but they are timid, afraid of being mocked. Let us welcome them in with open arms. You can give them that little nudge.

Costumes are not required, but if your minion wants to try something out, walk them through how YOU do steampunk. Help them throw a few things together to show them just how easy it is. They will be comfortable under your esteemed tutelage. 

And if you can't convince a minion to come with you, please come anyway! The more the merrier to show our new friends a warm and welcoming time. And really, Darlings, it won't be the same for me if I don't get to see you!!!

Fabulous Prizes will be awarded to villains and minions alike for several categories... What are they? Hah! That would be cheating... I may be proper, but I AM a villain. Mwaah!!!

p.s. Please be sure to RSVP with how many will be coming... and if you know your minion's name and can put it in the comments as well, that would be absolutely splendiferous! See you there, Darlings!


Friday, May 22 - 25 2015 - DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

Villains Invade Clockwork Alchemy 2015

This Memorial Day Weekend - May 22-25th: Clockwork Alchemy is more than an invasion for the LOPV. We will bring out our newly expanded Lair and many pieces of unique and original art and devices to tempt members of the event to the dark side. Join this event and watch this page for special Villain news and updates. We will be posting extra sign-up events for volunteers to help us with our diabolical plans.

http://www.clockworkalchemy.com/

 

 


May 30 - June 7 - 1900 Jameson Beach Rd South Lake Tahoe, CA

Villains Invade ~ 23rd Annual Valhalla Renaissance Faire!

Each year as part of our annual June invasions we like to visit the Valhalla Renaissance Faire. There are several days you may choose to invade. The dates selected for the Villains official invasion is the weekend of June 5th-7th. 

The official Website:
http://www.valhallafaire.com/

 

 


Wednesday, June 10at 6:30pm - Oak Park Brewing Company 3514 Broadway, Sacramento, California 95817

Villains June Social Gathering

Come out and try a new place with your favorite Villains! We will be meeting at Oak Park Brewing Company for a pint of whatever suits your fancy and some marvelous company. The decor has a bit of a steampunk flair and they look forward to our visit. 

Steampunk/Villain wear always encouraged but never required! They have a great menu and plenty of non-alcoholic drinks too! 

Here's the menu to peruse at your leisure.... 
http://www.opbrewco.com/menu/

 

 

 


June 20 - June 21 298 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, California 94590

Villains Annual Invasion of the Northern California Pirate Festival

Each year the Villains invade the Pirate Festival. Let us hope for fare weather and fine company. Buy your tickets online early. We know Villains will be attending both Saturday and Sunday. We ask that you record your travels and share with your fellow Villains your adventures.

 

 

 


June 27 - June 28 Steamy Tech Secret Laboratory (394 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95050)

Villains Visit Steamy Tech Secret Laboratory ~ Open House

Because we love them we plan to join them for their event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1036627223018803/ Steamy Tech is growing up and you're invited to celebrate with us. Please join us the weekend of June 27 and 28th to celebrate moving into a shop (and Lora's birthday). More details of the schedule will be published soon, but events include: * Kit builds * Custom project builds and laser cutting * Barbecue lunch Saturday and Sunday * Photo booth for Steampunk pictures * Team build contests for shop decorations * General hanging out and fun * Exploring our amazing maker neighbors * Birthday cake and ice cream Saturday afternoon Don't miss this chance to play with the Seamy Tech team.

 

 


June 27 - June 28 Fairytale Town 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, California 95822

Villains Invade ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy

Each summer the Villains invade Fairytale Town. Join us for an evening full of enchantment.

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, July 11at 3:00pm - 10:00pm

5th Anniversary of The League of Proper Villains - A Post-Apocalyptic Pool Party

Hidden in the hot - burned out wasteland that is Sacramento in July, the Villains have a secret oasis unknown to the vile creatures that roam this land. As one of the League, you are invited to take a break from scouring the landscape for victims and have a more proper afternoon and evening with your fellow fiends. Come join us as we beat the summer heat, tell twisted tales, and share in an afternoon potluck. This is the height of summer and you may want to use the pool or just dangle your feet in the water so wear something you don't mind getting wet. The costume theme is Mad Max/Waterworld and any light version of steampunk. A changing room is available for swimsuits as well. You may arrive any time after 3 PM. We will plan the meal for 6 PM and you may stay on into the evening or until the last attendee has fought their way out of Thunderdome. A grill is available - hot dogs and chicken/turkey dogs will be provided, please bring anything else you'd like to grill and something to share. Please bring drinks also We'll provide water and sodas and some adult libations but you can also bring anything you like to have or share. Instructions on how to navigate to hidden oasis will be sent to all who RSVP. The general location is near Madison and I-80 in Sacramento.


Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30pm Stirling Bridges Restaurant & Bar

Villains Are Hot August Social

It's August in Sacramento - guess what, it's hot! Come join the LOPV in a cool setting, our favorite pub - Stirling Bridges! Beat the heat and come on out in your coolest summer steampunk or villain ensemble (always admired, not required) .... enjoy some food, a cold beverage, and chill for a while.

 

 

 


Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am - 5:00pm Cameron Park Lake

LOPV invades: Cameron Park Renaissance Tudor Fayre

Shady oaks spreading across grassy glades with merchants, actors, dancing, exotic persons and wares abound. Enjoy the shade and comfort of the Old Grove Oaks as you step back in time to a small Tudor village as the townsfolk prepare for the progress of the King.

 

 

 


Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm Virginia City, Nevada

Villains Invade The Fifth Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball

For the second year in a row, The Villains have hosted a secret lair at the ball, providing a place to relax, have a drink and be conversational away from bussle of the Ball itself.

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00pm Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour

Villainous Birthdays Abound!

Greetings, my villainous birthday Darlings! Obviously, the Courant needs a scandalous event to run in September. So let's create some scandal to write about. Everybody has a birthday, so why celebrate them one at a time? Please join us at Farrell's Fantabulous Restaurant for our Annual Awesome Don't Want To Miss It Birthday Extravaganza! Yes We shall all invade, and all be birthday peoples, with song and ice cream and cake and whatever else tickles our birthday fancy. There will be all sorts of amazement that Penny hasn't even thought up yet, so be afraid. Be very afraid! Looking forward to celebrating my 11th birthday with the bestest most awesome villains in the multiverse! Happy Birthday to US!!!!! (Insert evil laugh here)... I smell Pulitzer!


Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10 AM - 6 PM

LOPV Invasion of Folsom Renaissance Faire

Come one, come all! Join us at the Folsom Renaissance Faire for fun and frivolity. 

"Lose yourself in the magic and merriment of the Renaissance. Rub elbows with nobility, beautiful ladies, and Knights. 800 costumed performers will bring Shakespeare’s England to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolke, offering continuous entertainment of spectacular variety spread throughout the village. You’ll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors drawing you even deeper into the Renaissance."

More information: http://www.folsomfaire.com/


Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 10 AM

LOPV invades Sac-Con Comic, Toy, Anime & Pop Culture Show

Come and have some fun at a local Comic, Toy, Anime and Pop Culture event at McClellan Park! ANY sort of cosplay works for this event. Steampunk, superhero, pop culture ...whatever you want to be. 

OVER 300 BOOTHS OF EXHIBITORS, ARTIST ALLEY/SMALL PRESS, GUESTS, FAN TABLES WITH THIS YEAR'S ADDITION OF FILM ROOM & LIVE MUSIC!

Only $10.00 admission and free parking!

Located at: McClellan Park (formerly known as McClellan Air Force Base Sacramento)
5411 Luce Ave. North Highlands, CA (Sacramento Area) 95652 

More information: http://www.sac-con.com/?page_id=6


Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7 PM California Automobile Museum 2200 Front St, Sacramento, California 95818

Villains Invade ~  From Dusk Till Dawn ~ ShannonMcCabe's Vampire Ball

The League returns to Shannon McCabe's Vampire Ball. This years theme: the cult classic "From Dusk Till Dawn."


November 17, 2015 at 7 PM The Old Spaghetti Factory (Rancho Cordova, CA)

Villains Give Thanks For Being Villains

We love being Villains and each year we gather and give thanks that the world has labled us as such.

Come join us for great conversation, drinks and dinner at a venue that welcomes Villains. Arrive early at 7 PM for coctails before our dinner reservation at 7:30 PM.

Yes this event is taking place on a Tuesday this month. The day has been corrected.

Come share yourselves with us, bring a friend or minion. Steampunk attire encouraged though never required. Coming incognito is always an option.

Lets give extra special thanks to the venue and it's staff, they are quite happy to have us return and join them for an evening of fun.

Join us for a fun filled evening at the Old Spaghetti Factory on 12401 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. You can find their menus at:http://www.osf.com/menus/


Saturday, November 21, 2015 Cow Palace 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, California 94014

Villains Annual Siege of the Dickens Faire

Greetings My Villainous Darlings!

This is Penelope Dreadfulle reporting from an Undisclosed Location. Since its creation at the hands of the lovely and devious Ms. Rose Teathyme, I have made great use of the Through Time Traveler's Coat (and my time traveler's pocket watch). Along with the Dr. Blackheart's research on the Physician's Miraculous time travelling Potting Shed, I have a cunning plan. What better way for villains to prove they are in control of time than by producing a news article showing that we've already done it! And so, I lay before you, the plan to lay Siege to Dickens London.

The time portal to Dickens' London has been cleverly disguised as a Faire (the Dickens Faire, no less...the Doctor is clever, is he not??) to be held at the Cow Palace in the wilds of Daly City, California. The Fair kicks off on Saturday, November 21, 2015, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and runs through Sunday December 20, 2015, the Sunday before Christmas, at San Francisco’s historic Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue. Our ultimate goal is to have the League represented at all five weekends of the Faire. If you wish to hobnob with our Steampunk Brethren and Sistren, the San Francisco Steampunks will be invading on November 28, and our Awesome Friends in the Sacramento Steampunk Society will be invading on December 6.

One weekend is far too short to contain our Proper Villainy! So gather your villainous teams, dress in your villainous finest, and prepare for the Siege of a lifetime! Publish your photos here when you return through the Portal! If you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll ask the Doctor if I can pop ahead a month. I do believe there’s a platter of fish and chips with my name on it for dinner. See you there!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015at 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM Visconti's Ristorante 2700 E Bidwell St, Folsom, California 95630

Villains Holiday Dinner

Greetings and Salutations, My Villainous Darlings!

Holiday decorations are going up! Carols are in the air! You know what that means?! World Domination! Um. No. That wasn’t it. Scandal! Pulitzer! Nope. Nope. That’s not it either. Blast it all. Let’s see. Decorations… carols… the most awe inspiring villains of my acquaintance… reindeer…meatballs… tiramisu… Ah! Yes! I remember now! Let’s rewind a bit. Here we go!

You know what that means?! That means I get to go to my favoritest of events! The Annual Proper Villains Holiday Dinner! 

Our own ravishing Miss Scarlet, and the Wonderfully Articulate Commander Von Franken (and that’s with the gas mask on!) have organized our feast for us at the lovely Visconti’s Ristorante Italiano (2700 E Bidwell St, Suite 700 in Folsom).

Please join us at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, December 16th to celebrate the season of Proper Villainy and Holiday Cheer! Steampunk or Dressy Villain attire would be lovely, but really, I just want to be with all of you, so if time doesn’t permit gears and jingles after a long day at work, please come as you are, relax, and enjoy excellent food in good company!

In order to ensure the wonderful staff at Visconti’s have enough food and room for us, we are asking that you click below to order and pay for your meal before December 9th. The price for the ticket includes tax and tip, but not drinks. However, there is a full bar available.

Now on to the important part… FOOD! For a mere $23.76 ($22 + service fee for the Brown Bag Ticket), you will have your choice of: Grilled Chicken Breast, two different Spaghetti choices, Tortellini Pesto and Spinach, or Combo Calzone. Each entrée comes with Minestrone soup or house salad, and garlic bread that’s to die for. For an additional $7.72 ($6.50 + service fee for the Brown Bag Ticket), you can also get Tiramisu for dessert (handmade by the owner every single day of the week and big enough for two!). 

All of the options are drool-worthy, but I had the Calzone last year. It’s bigger than your head and absolutely delicious and ROCKS the HOUSE!!! Also from experience, I can truly say that taking home the tiramisu for breakfast is a beautifully decadent thing.

The complete meal descriptions are listed at the link, so please click away to purchase your tickets.

http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/2371007

Can’t wait to see all of you there!!! Happy Holly Days to my Favoritest of Villains!

Love you all!
Penny

P.S. There will be a gift exchange for those that wish to bring a gift $15.00 or less. Bring one, get one, bring none, watch the fun!

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