|Edgar Poe's birth Bicentennary in 2009
||[Jan. 4th, 2008|07:55 pm]
European Academy of Costume
I discovered* recently that Edgar Poe's birth Bicentennary is the 19 January 2009. As several of Poe's most famous "detective" cases take place in Paris, I thought it would be a fun idea to make a Poe event and an intresting departure from our Bustle in Paris routine.|
We already have three participants, the usual suspects (de_ravenne, green_martha, and me, heileen. Which means that unless great misfortune, mishappening, or mis-whatever, the event is going to take place. This is not a mere project.
__ The costumes can be in a 1809-1849 time span : Edgar Poe's dates of birth and death. It would be fun to have a little bit of everything. For my part I will either have a 1848 dress, or 1839 one. EDIT : de_ravenne may go for a 1840s dress.
__ The place (NB : none of the streets mentionned in Poe's books exists, we then can't make a literary pilgrimage...) : I suggest the morbid. It's Edgar Poe we're going to celebrate !
-The Père Lachaise Cemetery would be perfect. But we will be freezing cold, and dresses will be hidden under capes.
-The Pantheon can be good : famous people tombs everywhere. Bad point : not very eye candy for pictures.
_The Catacombs would have been fantastic, but we will probably be refused the entry : they are considered quite dangerous, and with costumes we would considered doubly endangered !
__ The date : the best would be 18th january, a sunday. We will be in time for the actual date of birth of Edgar Poe (the 19th). But, there's every chance it will conflict with everyone schedule.
I suggest the beginning of 2009, because it would replace Bustle in Paris. Now, people may want to keep Bustle in Paris in 2009. I just thought it would make to much events in one year (we already have the Vaux-la-Vicomte's Journée grand Siècle every year in June.) But having the Poe's event at the end of the year could be a good occasion to have at least, well, an event at the end of the year !
That was quite a long post, I hope you won't fall asleep reading it. Comment and add your suggestions. Nothing I mentionned is carved in the marble (stupid french expression, even more stupid once literaly translated).
I wish this event to be an occasion to have new people coming (people not interested in the Bustle era, for example..).
PS : my engish skills are really low tonight, sorry..
* Thnaks to a Poe event that is going to take place in the US in a few days with many people from my f-list.