Past Events - 2016

Newest events are at the bottom of the page.

Recommendations for members of the League of Proper Villains, recent and not: Please feel free to RSVP 'Interested' on Facebook to any and all events that you might not have a chance to attend so that you will see details about the event. We suggest this because it gives you an opportunity to stay in touch with all of your Villain friends and stay abreast of what is happening at our events, even though sadly you might not be attending.

To RSVP to any of our events, check our Facebook page and RSVP on the events page, or write to and tell us your name (real or Villain) and which event you plan to attend. We like to know how many minions are attending to make sure we have adequate space and supplies. On some events an RSVP is required in order to attend.


Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30pm El Tapatio 5637 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, California 95610

Villain's Secret Meeting: It's Lucky Being a Villain

It may not be a Friday, but it's still the 13th and that's always a lucky day for Villains! Come celebrate with us as we share our new year's plans for world domination. We think it's going to great year to be a Villain! 

Join us for dinner, drinks, Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00pm - El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant. 5637 Sunrise Blvd. Citrus Heights, CA 95610

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 and enjoy each other's company. Steampunk/Villain wear always encouraged but never required!

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

January 22 - January 24 The Regency Ballroom 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California 94109

Villains Invade The Edwardian Ball

The Villains have been attending the Edwardian Ball since our first January together in 2011. This year will be no exception. Please join us for one of our 1st invasions of the New Year!







Saturday, February 6at 9:30 PM Graciano's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Speakeasy- Cocktail Lounge
1023 Front St, Sacramento, California 95814

Villains Invade ~ Mardi Gras in Old Sacramento

Villains will invade Saturday, February 6th at the former underground lair of the #shannonmccabesvampireball in Old Sacramento 

From the event:
We bring you the Mardi Gras Masked Ball... an authentic New Orleans experience, inside a haunted mansion, in the underground catacombs of Old Sacramento... There will be Vampires, witches, ghosts and Voodoo everywhere!

Dress: Upscale with mask...

Performers: Burlesque Phenom, Sugar Cheeks, DJ Bryan Hawk, Psychic readings by the Swamp "Supreme" Witch of New Orleans, appearances by Marie Laveau and Madame La Laurie, Mardi Gras Jesters, The Bead Beauties, Fire Dancers Izzy & Kathy, Abdul and the Night Visitors Belly dancers, 2nd Line Parade Processional, Zydeco, The Amped Entertainment Dancers, Vendors and more...

Delicious food and beignets available all night long from: the Krewe of Graciano's

Festivities in our outdoor courtyard all evening. Vendors spots available for $30 

Tickets: https:// events/17258

Saturday February 20th at 7 PM - 10:30 PM - Nautilus Tea Company 11771 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, California 95628

Post Valentine SpeakTEAsy ~ Villains Evening Tea

As promised we have a very special event/treat for you. Join us at Nautilus Tea Company for an evening of Fun, Frolic, Moxie, and Proper Villainy. 

Saturday February 20th, you are invited to attend an after Valentine SpeakTEAsy with the League of Proper Villains. Enjoy performances by the fabulous Midtown Moxies, and enough Tea Duelling to satisfy even the late great Aaron Burr. 

This year's SpeakTEAsy will be orchestrated by the nefarious Cabinet for the League of Proper Villains so you know it will be a night to remember. One lump or two? Dare you choose? 

Official Event Info: The love continues as we celebrate Post - Valentines. Indulge in luxury with wonderful food supplied by Sweet 13 Cakes. Stuff yourself with a delicious cornucopia of savories, sweets and our famous Gin and Tonic Cake along with an assortment of our finest teas. Enter into this year's Tea Dueling competition for a chance to win bragging rights and the ability to mock your opponents endlessly...or at least until next year's competition. 
Additionally, we will be holding a special Valentine Edition Brass Cup Art Exhibit. Come meet the artists and view the new works of art.

Ticket are on sale now either through Eventbrite (with added ticket charge) or at our store (with no ticket charge)

Early Bird (1/23-2/12): $20 
General Admission (2/13-2/19): $25 
Day of Event (2/20): $30

Official Nautilus Tea Event:

Saturday February 27th - Great Escape Games and Comics - 1250 Howe Ave, Ste 3A, Sacramento, California 95825

Villains at the Steampunk Emporium and Bazaar

This event is Presented by our Sister Group: the Sacramento Steampunk Society. The LOPV will have an information table at the Emporium. Come by and say Hi or even take a turn representing at the table.

FREE Admission for shoppers! 
Open to the public, family friendly, all are welcome! 
*Free Door prizes and drawings will happen during the day.

For some reason, their 'Guest of Honor' is Captain Lucky from the time traveling comedy group the Aether Brigade!? He will be there showing off inventions, telling tales of his travels and otherwise entertaining himself, which is what he's best at. Make sure to come taunt him with a villain jeer or two!



Wednesday, March 9th - 6:30PM - Streets of London Pub - 2200 Lake Washington Blvd. West Sacramento

Dinner: Villain's Secret Meeting: Streets of London West Sacramento

Join us as we invade the lands of West Sacramento and put back a pint or two at the Streets of London pub. What better way to spend an evening then with the scintillating conversation of plots and plans to take over the world. -

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.

Sat-Sun 12-13 - McClellan Conference Center

Villains at Sac Comic-Con

The LOPV is planning to have an information table at Sac Con. We, along with the SSS, feel it's important to reach out to other forms of fandom and inform them of the amazing fun and artistry that is called 'steampunk'. We're looking for a few folk to take some time to help us at this event, and if you've never experienced the world of 'cosplay' this is a great way to start. This is a very reasonable event with a huge amount of vendors, lots of amazing costumes, and free parking.

Fri-Sun 18-20 - Nugget Casino Resort 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, Nevada 89431

Villains invade the High Desert Steam Con in Sparks NV

From the Website: 
High Desert Steam Con 2016
March 18, 19 & 20, 2016 at the Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks Nevada

With Spring in the air, the Air Ships are gathering at the Silver City Aerodrome (aka Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada). The passengers and Air Ship crews are in for a rare treat. They have arrived to attend a Steampunk Convention designed by High Desert Steam to delight the senses and amuse the mind.

We have expanded our annual Expo and is now a 3 day extravaganza! The Silver City Aerodrome gates open Friday, March 18, at 1:00 pm and close on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at 5:00 pm.

Your boarding pass includes:

Hands On Workshops
Special Guests featuring: Doc Phineas, Ave Rose, Sidney Eileen and Killbuck
Special Guest and Workshop Teacher’s Meet and Greet Friday Evening
Comstock Mercantile
Steampunk Art
Silent Auction (benefiting the Food Bank of Northern Nevada)
Steampunk Arcade
Tea Dueling
On-stage / Roving Entertainment
And much more!
On Saturday evening, March 19, the Nevada Cadet Band, the first known formal music ensemble at the University of Nevada, will present The Time Traveler’s Ball. We are expecting traveler’s from any time, any place … any universe. Ball proceeds will be used to buy the band uniforms appropriate to the group’s founding year of 1888. See for more information about the University of Nevada Cadet Band.

Links to HDS website with con info and links:

There are multiple public events on FB coordinated with High Desert Steam Con 2016
Links to FB event pages:

Wednesday, March 30 at 7 PM - Century 16 Greenback Lane 6233 Garfield Ave, Sacramento, California 95841

Villains Go To The Movies

Join the League of Proper Villains to watch a classic film on big screen, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at 7 pm at Century Theater on Greenback Lane. Cost is only $5 purchase tickets at the box office or Wear your Villains finest , Steampunk or Adventure theme costumes. Costumes are not required but would be fun to see.






Wednesday, April 6 at 7:15 PM - Century 16 Greenback Lane 6233 Garfield Ave, Sacramento, California 95841

Villains go to the movies part #2

Join the League of Proper Villains to watch a classic cult film on big screen, Clockwork Orange at 7:15 pm at Century Theater on Greenback Lane. Cost is only $5 purchase tickets at the box office or Wear your Villains finest , Steampunk or Clockwork Orange theme costumes . Costumes are not required but would be fun to see. Disclaimer is film is rated R . This cult film was produced in the 1971 based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. This is not a family friendly event.



Wed 13th - Stirling Bridges Restaurant & Bar - 5220 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, California 95608

Villains Social Hour ~ Pirates

Hey Villains, you know you love pirates! We offer you an excellent excuse to prepare your plundering preparations for the Spring. Pirate attire desired but not required. The Villain code is be Proper, show up and have fun.

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

Spend an evening with scintillating conversations 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, April 20 at 6 PM - Sacramento Theatre Company 1419 H St, Sacramento, California 95814

Villains Invade: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sacramento Theatre Company will host a special costume night on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 in honor of the production of "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" (Sherlock Holmes). Guests who show up in Victorian costume will be able to purchase tickets for only $10.00! This price will not be available online. Simply call the box office at 916 443-6722 and ask for the costume discount .Your tickets will be waiting at the door. Like last year, there will be a costume contest with prizes immediately following the performance.

The show starts at 6:30 so please plan to arrive by around 6:00 or earlier to pick up tickets and get ready for the show. 

More information about the production can be found here:

April 23-24 - Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA

Villains invade the Scottish Games

Villains in kilts! You know you've wanted to try it. Ladies you know you want to know what they really wear underneath (in our case, it's our evil plans!). Bagpipes, music, dancers, bagpipes, kaper throwing, period dioramas, bagpipes, clan booths, tons of vendors, and did I mention Bagpipes??

Some of the musical guest include the Wicked Tinkers, Peter Daldry, Men of Worth, and Molly’s Revenge. Plus lots and lots of bagpipes.

More information and tickets can be found at


Sunday, May 22at 10 AM - West Sacramento Convention Center

May 22 -Villains invade the Intergalactic Expo 2016

Greetings, My Villainous Darlings!

It is I, Darth Plum...well, actually, It is I Penelope Dredfulle infiltrating the Empire as Darth Plum, but I digress. 

Making the World a Better Place is all well and good, but why not think even bigger...making the entire SPACE TIME CONTINUUM a better place, one villain at a time! Now that has a nice ring to it! 

Our lovely friends at Sac Geeks are hosting the Intergalactic expo, celebrating all things space and time. Why should that Darth Whatsit get all of the credit for villainy? Join us in promoting proper villainy at the expo. Details below:

Tickets are now on sale at -- see the Passport page! 

Family-friendly science fiction/space opera fandom convention and fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation! 

Light Saber demos, photo ops, vendors, street fair, live music, panels, cosplay club information, photo ops, games, costume contest, live shows, food trucks and more!

Just $10 for adults and free for Children 12 and under, plus discounts available! 

Learn more at

Thursday - Monday, May 26-30 - DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

Villains Rule at Clockwork Alchemy

For one glorious weekend, the temporal rifts tying San Jose, California, to a world that might have been, and indeed, to alternate worlds beyond, shall be opened for a grand meeting of minds and hearts. Join the adventure of Clockwork Alchemy at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel during Memorial Day Weekend, May 27–30, 2016.

Clockwork Alchemy is the highlight event of our year. 'CA' is more than an invasion for the LOPV. From the Villains Secret Lair in the Art Room, we will be planning proper world domination, Penelope Dreadfulle will be signing books and penning the latest scandals in the offices of the Blackfriars Courant in Authors Alley, Mistress Teathyme will be directing visitors at the info desk, the ambassador will be roaming the halls and creating alliances with other organizations, Dr. Blackheart and the brilliant Ms. Clara will be overseeing the art room, and Madame Evilove will be recruiting new cabana boys. In short, we will have our tentacles entwining many areas of the gathering. 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 and enlighten the patrons of the convention on the joys and benefits of proper villainy. There are rewards for volunteering!

In addition, our own Dr. Blackheart has taken over the Artists Gallery at Clockwork Alchemy and has a message for all steampunk artists: "My aim is for a truly immersive environment to show off YOUR talents as an artist! The Arts of Steampunk is all about personal creativity. We innovate, we re-purpose, we give life to the otherwise drab and mundane surroundings of our lives. To become part of this legendary display, submit an application at the link below. Submissions must be received by April 30, and remember, all weaponry must be non-fire able and all doomsday devices must be disabled."


Wed 8th Save the date! - Location: TBA

Villainy Accomplished!

Greetings my Villainous Darlings!

Do come join us for our Monthly Dinner on June 8 to celebrate our successful mission of making the world a better place one villain at a time. In a short six months since the year turned, we've invaded games and cons, wined and dined, and in general, improved life through proper villainy. Sounds like a cause for celebration to me!

Stay tuned to this post to find out where we'll be dining. The location is currently so secret that even I, with all my journalistic sources haven't winkled it out yet!!! But I promise you, the food will be faboo, and the villainous conversation scintillating! 

See you all there!



June 11 & 12, 2016 - Gibson Ranch County Park 8556 Gibson Ranch Rd. Elverta, Ca. 95626

Golden Coast Adventure Faire

"Where History and Imagination Collide" 

The Rogues of the Golden Coast are hosting a NEW event! Mark your calendars NOW, so you do not miss the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing blend of Renaissance, Fantasy, SteamPunk and Pirate! They are giving you a Family Friendly weekend of fun, games, food, shopping and laughter!

Mermaids and Jesters and Cannons, oh my! Dress up if you like, in your favorite Genre of choice, and ride that noble steed, set flight with your wings or land from ether space in your dirigible! What really matters is that you look to the horizon and set sails for Gibson Ranch Park on the weekend of June 11 & 12! A Myriad of Artisan crafters from all days past are merging from near and far to display their fortunes for YOU! 

Parking $5 per car collected by Gibson Ranch. $5 donation per person attending Faire. Children accompanied with an adult 5 and under are free!

Please see the event webpage for more information!

The event's FB page:

Saturday, June 25 at 5 PM - 9 PM - Fairytale Town 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, California 95822

LOPV invades Fairytale Town Midsummer Night's Dream

Come be a fairy, medieval knight, maiden, pirate, or any favorite fairytale character for this fun family event. There are ice cream stations located all over Fairytale Town, free with admission ticket. Other food & drink is available. It's always a great time! More details to come. 

Official event page: events/127323814344191/


Wed 13th - 6th Anniversary of The League of Proper Villains - Mini Golf and Dinner

Location : Monster Mini Golf and the Old Spaghetti Factory - Rancho Cordova, Golf at 6:00 - Dinner at 7:00

This year we're departing from our history of having this event be a pool party and taking it indoors (the pool was taken over by The Kraken and he's not yet convinced to give it up), so we will convene in the dark black-lit recesses of the 'Monster Mini Golf' in Rancho Cordova off Hazel Ave. We will then make our way to the Old Spaghetti Factory next door. There we shall regale our fellow villains with tales of past conquests of the League, and plot (as always) our plans for future world domination. Since this IS our Anniversary, there must be gifts! Those attending, if they have been loyal members, will receive a reward for their loyalty. Will YOU make the grade, or shall we feed you to the Kraken?

12401 Folsom Blvd (in the Nimbus Winery, next to The Old Spaghetti Factory) Rancho Cordova, CA

 We shall invade the golf course for Weird Wednesday, which is 18 holes of mini golf for a mere $6.00 per person, and dine afterward at the Spaghetti Factory. Bring your best putting skills and your appetite!

Steampunk attire encouraged but never required.


Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30pm Stirling Bridges Restaurant & Bar

Villain meet-up - Hawaiian Style!

It's August in Sacramento and the heat gods demand you to sacrifice your usual villain steampunk attire! So put on your wildest hawaiian shirt, add some gears and goggles and join together with your fellow villains for a cold one - or two, here in our favorite pub: Stirling Bridges! Enjoy some food, a cold beverage, and chill for a while.





Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:30 PM

LOPV Dinner - Villains anticipate the return of darkness.

This will be our last summer weekday evening outing before the return of darkness and cooler weather (which will make it so much easier for us to attire ourselves appropriately). The Elephant Bar is a fine restaurant (with good air conditioning) and some really great fancy drinks. Come join us and share your ideas as we plot (world domination) our fall and winter activities.

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.

Saturday, September 17 at 8 PM - 12 AM

The 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball: Under the Sea

Join High Desert Steam in historic Virginia City for our 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball. Dance the night away in Piper's Opera House to the Velveteen Band and the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Relish the air conditioned comfort, back at Piper's just for you. Enjoy free desserts and a cash bar with drink specials chosen just for you. 

During the day, join us at noon for our annual parade. Visit our vendors next to Piper's to find that perfect finishing touch for your outfit. Walk the Virginia City boardwalk and enjoy the Comstock ambiance. You may even be able to catch a train ride! 

While we are sad to announce that Asha will not bring back their Medicine Show this year, we are happy to announce that their departure has allowed us to arrange a Saturday early evening treat for you! We have arranged some entertainment and a buffet dinner, so don't miss our brand new Dinner Theatre! Seating is limited, and Piper's will be air conditioned for your comfort. We are offering a few VIP seats for people who want to give High Desert Steam a little extra support and get the best seats. Except for the VIP tickets, this special dinner is also being offered at our cost. We are arranging for both omnivore and vegetarian food. We know that eating in Virginia City can be a challenge. We just want to turn it from frustrating to a fun pre-party!

Don't forget to pick up meal tickets to make sure you can catch a bite to eat. We have arranged to have food specials Friday and Saturday so you don't have to scramble. Friday dinner will include a special performance by the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Come and meet Nathaniel, Tempest, and Dogwood up close and personal! Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch will be at the Canvas Cafe at 420 B Street,Virginia City, NV 89440. These meal tickets are being offered to you at our cost.

All meal tickets much be purchased by September 1st so that we can give the caterer an accurate head count.
All tickets, including food tickets, can be picked up at Will Call at Piper's Opera House. For Friday night, just show up at the Canvas Cafe. 

This year we will be joined again by the Aether Brigade and the League of Proper Villains. Foxx Fotography will bring back printed on site, commemorative pictures. It will be a night to remember!

For more information, check our website at and join our Facebook event.


Saturday, October 29 at 8 PM - 1:30 AM

Villains rule at Shannon McCabe's Vampire Ball

Always on the lookout for fresh victims, the League of Proper Villains joins with Shannon McCabe's Vampire Ball to throw a fantastic party. The League will have its Lair set up as a refined setting to converse and lure new minions and villains into the League. The first time the full Lair was set up for the public was at the Vampire Ball in 2013 and we’re happy to make a return with an even larger Lair at the California Auto Museum.

For more details and tickets, see:





Saturday, November 26 at 8 PM - 11 PM

LOPV Invades Pirate Night at Bonn Lair

Join the Villains as we invade the local pirates!
Pirates, Wenches, Mermaids, Ne'er Do Wells, Scallywags, Buccaneers, Sea Dogs an' Villains! Join us fer th' one night a year were Bonn Lair becomes a mystical haven fer th' Brethren of th' Sea! Drink what ye call fer, eat what ye please. Be kind ta the Barkeep, he be fixin' yer drinks, mates.





Sunday, December 4 at 10 AM - 7 PM

LOPV invades the Dickens Christmas Fair

It's our favorite event of the holidays! Please join the LOPV and other steampunk groups who are planning to attend on December 4th. Dickens Fair runs for several weekends so feel free to attend anytime and post your adventures. 

Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London, where it's always Christmas Eve and the streets resound with revelry of the Season! Lively calls of street vendors ring out and mingle with holiday carolers; tempting aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air; enticing shops overflow with one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

Sunday, December 11, 4:30 PM

A Proper Steampunk Christmas

Come one, come all! You’re cordially invited to join the admins and members of the Sacramento Steampunk Society and the League of Proper Villains in a joint celebration of the Holidays. We come together as a community and as friends to enjoy the season.

After much searching, we have picked our old stomping grounds of Old Sacramento. The celebration will take place at Graciano's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Speakeasy- Cocktail Lounge. We’re gathering early, and afterward we will have the opportunity to enjoy the Old Sacramento 'Theatre of Lights' show at 7:45. 

Our dinner will be a buffet that includes house salad, pastas and pizzas. Non-alcoholic beverages (sodas, tea) are included and there is a full bar available for other libations. We’ll bring desert to share. There will be an ornament exchange.

Here are some details about the dinner. These MAY change as we determine our numbers and start taking reservations:
House Salad (cucumber, red onions, croûtons). 
Dressing is on the side. Ranch and/or champagne vinaigrette
There will be two large pans of pastas: Spinach Alfredo and Primavera (all veg). 
There will be several type of deep dish pizzas – all types.
If there is a need for gluten free dough for some people it can be done. We just need to know ahead of time. 
Soda and tea are Self serve. A bar is available for adult drinks.

The price per person is $25. This will cover all costs except bar drinks. Kids 10 and under are $10.

Arrival 4:00 to 4:30.
Find your seat, socialize, and enjoy a beverage. 
5:30 dinner served.

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