After “The Making” comes the party itself: SteamPoe, Flips Flipping Pages’ Halloween party for 2012, held at Briggy Hall in Kapitolyo.
Here is SteamPoe in photos — I had to wade through so many photos, it took all week to get this entry done!
First, the cast of characters:
The Dr. Who fangirls Honey, Dianne and Shani (as Idris, the 10th doctor, and River Song). JDV
Before we go to the night’s entertainment, let me show you some details of my costume, because I made the wings myself!
I love how it turned out, considering it was cobbled together from a thrifted dress, rubber foam, a ton of brads and eyelets (all from National Book Store’s scrapbooking section, strips of leatherette, welding goggles, and various odds and ends — all in a few hours snatched here and there within the week leading up to the party!
After our “character” introductions, we had a scavenger hunt, which involved Flippers running around Kapitolyo in costume (hehe!).
We also had a wicked poetry slam!
Honey kicked off the Poefest reciting “The Raven,” followed by Gege, Danica, Cecille, Fredda and Darwin and their erm, interpretative rendition of “Annabel Lee.” Art, Mike, and Joko tackled “A Dream within a Dream,” while Jeeves, Rhett and Vincent took on the onomatopoeic “Bells.” Moving away from Poe, Jeeves and Joko did a spoken word performance (the content of which cannot be revealed here — you just had to be there!), followed by Gege’s passionate reading of her ode to books, and Jeeves’ and Shani’s performance of “When Love Arrives” (by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye). Way to go, Flippers!
All in all, it was an awesome, awesome night. RDJ
I love that theme parties (even book discussions!) have become an FFP tradition, because everyone’s so game. We’re not done yet for 2012, though — we’re squeezing in another one before the year ends: the annual FFP Christmas party!
Thank you bunches to FFP shutterbugs Rhett de Jesus, Jeeves de Veyra, Dianne Singson and Mike Bahrami for the photos.
Briggy Hall: East Capitol Dr. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City