DMP 2K18: Valhalla!

Follow this link to see the whole set on Flickr:  DMP 2K18: Valhalla!

“Lo there do I see my father; Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers; Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call me, they bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever.”

The veil between the world of the living and the lands of the dead thins once more. But this night, the path opens to torch fires and laughter, and mighty feats in a great feast hall full of the victorious dead. Lo, the gates to Valhalla have opened, and bid you welcome!

Within these halls, have no fear, these Norse warriors of yore are ruled over by Father Odin, who drinks the finest mead as his warriors regale each other with stories of great battles and brave acts. But beware, while the fires of Valhalla are warm and welcoming, there are terrors outside those great doors. The inglorious dead of Hela prowl for the unwary. The beast Grendel rages at the noise of laughter, and hungers for live flesh. And other things, that have found their way from distant graves on this night when the veil between worlds fades…

What are the Dark Ones doing here? We don’t know, but it’s probably Loki’s fault.

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For those of you who are new to the whole “how do I get a copy of my pics from the party?” thing, here’s how it works: If you got to this page via Facebook, please message me from there, tell me which photo/s you’d like, be certain to include your preferred email address, and I will dropbox the images for you.

If you got here from my business card, use the email address on the card. Or, if you’d like to experiment, you could send smoke signals, or a Raven with the info…But it’s much more likely to get a response using either one of the first two methods… Just sayin’.

 

Contemplate the Flame

The Dark Ones: DMP 2K17 – Night of the Walking Dead Man’s Party

The Dark Ones: DMP 2K17 – Night of the Walking Dead Man’s Party  (Link to Flickr)

Where did all these zombies come from? Was it the recent near-miss of Comet Nibiru? Was there a secret toxic spill, or a virus covered up by the government? Perhaps a descendant of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau has discovered her legacy? They’ve been saying “Winter is coming” for awhile now… Or maybe it’s really just as simple as accidental Worcestershire sauce in the embalming fluid (not pinkeye).

Whatever the reason for the plague of undead, they’re coming to get you, Barbara. What are you going to do when things get bitey? and don’t forget to Double-Tap! Dress up as your favorite zombie or zombie killer, and come ready to drink, dance, dodge, and dine! Donations are always welcome, and we invite you to bring a dish to share, for as we all know, the hunger of the undead is never-ending.

Costume ideas are easy — Undead, recently dead, survivors [I’m not dead yet!], classic zombie (walker, biter, infected, etc), white walker, wight, voodoo practitioner, bio hazard/radiation bunnysuit, Walking Dead character, character from any Romero-era zombie flick, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Warm Bodies, 28 Days, World War Z, I Zombie, the list goes on and on. Whatever you choose, you’ve probably “got red on you”.

 

Zombie Nurse

Brains!

2017 Dark Ones April Party – Portal Wars

Wizards, Warriors, Prince’s and Queens! Beasts and Fae! They came from the farthest dimensions. Transported thru a multitude of Portals to a single place in Time, A Single Place in Space. To Party with a Singular group of people…
The Dark Ones!
No strangers to the majik and mystery of Portals, The Dark Ones welcomed them all with a hearty meal, a seemingly never empty cup of the Portal Travelers favorite drink.
Music. Laughter and Dancing!

How could it be that we even KNEW this Convergence was even going to transpire?

My dear reader…have you forgotten so soon?
We Are The Dark Ones!

Follow this link to see the set on Flickr:  The Dark Ones April Party 2017: The Portal Wars

Ava & Alice

Alice & Wilgar

2017 Dark Ones Feb Party – Dungeons & Dragons (Outtakes)

2017 Dark Ones Feb Party – Dungeons & Dragons (Outtakes)

As you may know, when I shoot a live event like ComiCons or a Dark Ones Party, I will often have many similar images of the same people in the set. I do this because I am not the person who is most qualified to know which image they will like / want. And so, in order for them to see all of the options, I just upload All of Them!
This time I’m doing it a leeetle different…

This batch contains all of the images that I like, but would be too repetitive in the main set.

I am only calling them “Outtakes” because I am too tired to think of a more appropriate word. That may change in the future…

Li & Corry Kissing: If it’s not done with Passion, it’s not worth doing at all

The Dark Ones At The Movies – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You’ve known for a long time that The Dark Ones know how to party. Be it at a house, a Convention or a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
We rented the entire theatre just so we could watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a few (Hundred) of our closest friends!
Let me tell you, when the Millennium Falcons screams across the screen, having a theatre full of friends to cheer it on makes the whole thing more exciting than going up against a Rancor with nothing but a rusty spoon!
But it’s not enough for us to just fill a theatre with our own people…no…we have to take it a step further and Give stuff Away! These were the raffle prizes we gave out to some lucky Jedi. Or Sith…I’m not sure. I’m still looking for a pair of Droids myself…

See all of my pics on Flickr.

Raffle Prizes

Raffle Prizes

The Dark Ones: DMP 2K15 – “All Men Must Die” (GoT)

View the images on Flickr.

“All Men Must Die”

The Long Night of Westeros: Winter Has Come.

Crows from the Wall have been sent throughout the Seven Kingdoms, and they bear but one message: The White Walkers return, and with them their Army of the Dead.

Winter has come, for all of us. There is no escape.

In these Dark Times, there is but one last task before the Walkers cross the Wall riding their dead horses… Feast on your storehouse, open all the ale casks, and enjoy what time you have left as the light fades away. Come together with your friends and comrades and talk of old times, good days, and the Dream of Spring.

Ceridwen Batt at The Dark Ones Deadman Party: All Men Die (Game of Thrones)

Ceridwen at The Dark Ones Deadman Party 2015: All Men Must Die (Game of Thrones)